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Daily Announcements: Cougar News & Events
MARCH 5, 2021
*Note: As per WCS website guidelines, student-led club and club sport announcements are not permitted for online. posting Please sign up for email announcements or reach out to the appropriate club sponsor or coach for student-led club and club sport information.
*You should receive the full announcements through automatic updates in Skyward, so make sure that the school has your correct email address to get them!
Women's History Month
Did you know that women were not allowed to get credit cards in their own names until the mid-1970’s? Legal work done by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped lay the groundwork for Congress to pass the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974.
REMINDERS FOR STUDENTS
March 5-7 Spring Musical Willy Wonka opens TONIGHT!!!!!
March 10--End of Third Quarter
March 11--Activity Schedule
March 12--Flex Friday (Friday before Spring Break)
WEARING MASKS - Students, this is a reminder to wear your mask correctly at all times. Your mask must completely cover your nose and mouth. Teachers, please check for proper mask wearing throughout class periods and during transition times. Let’s work together to keep everyone safe!
Just a reminder for students who use earbuds. You should only have one ear bud in at a time, especially when walking in the hallways. It is essential that students be able to hear any instructions from teachers or administrators. Also, students are not allowed to wear hoods inside the building.
ATHLETICS & FINE ARTS - Scheduled events, practices, and games may continue using the most recent restrictions communicated by WCS Athletics and Fine Arts directors.
POWER MONDAYS/FLEX FRIDAYS - We will not have Power Mondays this semester, but we will have six Asynchronous Fridays:
o March 12
o March 26
CREDIT RECOVERY – Credit Recovery will continue this week and next from 3-4:30 Monday- Thursday in After School Academy in the Library. This is also available via Zoom. Credit Recovery will also be open on March 16, 17 & 18th ( Tuesday- Thursday) of Spring Break from 10 AM- 2 PM in Library. Students are to enter via back door of the library. Zoom will also be offered during these times. Link- https://wcs.zoom.us/j/91085586155
WILLIAMSON COUNTY IS MOVING TO A NEW PLATFORM FOR CREDIT RECOVERY AFTER SPRING 2021. SENIORS MUST COMPLETE ALL A+ COURSES BY MAY 20, 2021. FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, AND JUNIORS MUST COMPLETE ALL A+ COURSES BY APRIL 15TH, 2021. After these dates, the A+ program will NOT be available, and you'll need to enroll in the new platform. WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU: You must complete ALL Credit Recovery as quickly as possible. Credit recovery is available in the library after school from 3:00- 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and available remotely on Zoom during these same times. We are also available on ALL Asynchronous Fridays--live in the library or remotely via Zoom.
Thurs, Mar 4 6 pm Virtual Rising 10th & 11 Grade Night
6:45 pm Virtual AP Night
Fri, Mar 5 7 pm Willy Wonka musical
Sat, Mar 6 2 & 7 pm Willy Wonka musical
Sun, Mar 7 2 pm Willy Wonka musical
INFO DE CENTENNIAL EN ESPAŇOL - https://sites.google.com/myplace.wcs.edu/chsinfo
KNOW YOUR COUNSELOR -
VIRTUAL RISING 10th & 11th GRADE NIGHT Thursday, March 4 6:00-6:30 https://wcs.zoom.us/j/87456107727 Meeting ID: 874 5610 7727
VIRTUAL AP NIGHT Thursday, March 4 6:45-8:00 https://wcs.zoom.us/j/85616985741
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY - Attention all sophomores and juniors: if you have a 3.75 GPA or above, you are invited to apply for membership in National Honor Society. Please see Mrs. Harlin in room 122 for application information. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 8.
BEGINNING ORCHESTRA - Are you interested in learning Cello, Violin, Viola or Bass, but you’ve never had the chance to start? You can enroll in the Beginning Orchestra class, next year!! Mrs. Cowan will take you through the basics of playing these instruments, and you can get your Fine Arts credit! All you have to do is mark Beginning Orchestra on your registration form for your elective, next year, and your journey will begin!
CAREER & TECH CLASSES – Want to get a head start on building your career? Sign up for one of our Career & Technical classes. You can take anything from Nursing and Health Sciences to Television & Film Production. There are also classes in Marketing, Computer Coding, Teaching as a Profession, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Architecture & Engineering and much more. See your counselor, Mr. Sawyer, or any CTE teacher for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkXhAR5pGdU
SENIORS Please use the link below to complete the Scholarship Reporting form for students graduating May 2021. Information included in your submission will be used for the Scholarship Ceremony at the end of the semester. Scholarship Reporting
Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaUkbdI29B915ApucsmiL_peeKJ5vxSOnMMhDBtvG7uvBT 2A/viewform?usp=sf_link
*students must be logged in to their WCS account in order to access the form.
AFTER SCHOOL ACADEMY - You are welcome to come in to library after school for make up exams from winter semester. And, as always, tutoring and credit recovery will be provided. Also, ACT Prep – Mon: Math, Wed: English/Reading, Thurs: Science. Our hours are 3-4:30 Monday- Thursday.
MATH TUTORING - Tuesdays and Wednesdays CHS Math Tutoring Link with Kincannon!
https://wcs.zoom.us/j/84861605295HOMEWORK HOTLINE - Wonderful free resource! You can bookmark the website (https://homeworkhotline.info) and follow on social media: Facebook/Instagram: @homeworkhotlinetnTwitter: @homeworkhelp4tn) Hours: 3pm-8pm
*New Deadline NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY - Attention all sophomores and juniors: if you have a 3.75 GPA or above, you are invited to apply for membership in National Honor Society. Please see Mrs. Harlin in room 122 for application information. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 8th.
VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS - ***All college visits are virtual and scheduled from 12:00-12:30.
***You must register to attend. If the scheduled time is not during your lunch block, you must receive permission from your teacher to attend.
Virtual College Visits Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AWxVRsBw183DBM83UMaES0DFI6iQdQ2BxQ8Qcma2D2Q/edit
We continue to add more schools to the list so make sure to check back often. A confirmation email will be sent to your myplace.wcs.edu email, identifying location.
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY - Anyone who would like to continue their membership or be considered for membership for the Spanish Honor Society should see Mrs. Galloway in room 250 ASAP. You must have taken or be currently taking Spanish 3 Honors or a higher level and have maintained at least a B average to be considered for membership.
Tickets for sport events are not for sale at this time. To stream: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/centennial-high-school-franklin-tn
GAME LIVESTREAM – WC TV will be livestreaming tonight’s basketball game against Franklin. Here is the link to the livestream: https://youtu.be/wEWludSX7BQ
SUPPORT COUGAR ATHLETICS - Cougar Athletic Club Could Benefit from Shopping You Already Do. Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and put Cougar Athletic Club as your organization of choice. Also, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your Amazon Smile purchases to Cougar Athletic Club if you enroll and list Cougar Athletic Club Inc. as your charity of choice. Thanks for helping your Cougar
*Updated CHS CHEERLEADING – The cheerleading interest meeting and cheer parent information meeting scheduled for Monday March 1st has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Cheer Tryouts scheduled for March 9th-11th have also been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Tickets are not for sale at this time. Information on streaming sport events will be available soon.
ATHLETIC TRYOUTS / WINTER WEATHER – The winter weather interfered with some plans for tryouts on various teams. Reach out to individual coaches for updated information on tryouts.
Soccer – Coach Caceres, email@example.com
Baseball – Coach Baughman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis – Coach Ranney, email@example.com
DANCE TEAM INFORMATION - There will be a dance team interest meeting on Tuesday, March 9th, at 6:00 P.M. in the library. Dance Team tryouts will take place March 24th through 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the gym. Contact Mrs. Coffin for more information!
DODGEBALL / SOCCER ACTIVITY DAY SIGN-UPS - Sign ups for the March 11th activity day Dodgeball and Soccer tournaments will begin on Monday, March 1st. Sign ups will be outside of room 231, you must sign up in a team of 4. Stay tuned for more info!
TRACK SEASON - Anyone interested in Running Track and missed our meeting, or is playing a winter sport, needs to stop by room 135… or See Coach Ridley or Villereal in room 232.
CHECKPOINTS CLASS IN 152 - Saturday, March 13, 10:00 a.m. Email jeff.serbin if you plan to attend. Enter the side doors near the gym entrance. Mask should be worn into building.
DODGEBALL / SOCCER ACTIVITY DAY SIGN-UPS – Dodgeball and Soccer tournament sign-ups are posted today outside room 231! Dodgeball is 4 players per team, soccer will be 5 players per team! Cost is $5 per participant, the money will be collected next week!
Tickets to attend the March 11th PowderPuff, Dodgeball or Soccer Tournaments will be sold for $5 starting Monday March 8th. Check your morning email announcement for more information!
FCA MEETING - Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet Friday mornings at 7am in the courtyard. You do not have to be an athlete to come; all are welcome! Questions? See Mrs. Hicks in 215.
JROTC BLOOD DRIVE – The JROTC is having a Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 24th, in the AUX Gym. You can signup to give blood during lunch on Monday the 8th to Tuesday the 23rd. Look for the table outside the cafeteria. Please give the gift of life to someone.
PGS ALUMNI GAME - Each Poplar Grove welcomes their former students, who are now Seniors, back for an alumni game vs. their faculty. The Alumni Game will be held at PGS on Thursday, April 1 at 6:30pm.
YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT - Youth in Government (Youth Legislature) will be virtual this year and will take place April 15 through 18. Cost is $150 per person, and students must register in teams of two. Please see Mr. Frederick in Room 146 after school before Feb 10 for more information.
Join the Centennial High School Theatre program for our production of Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka!
This two-act take on the classic story has all the adventure and fantasy that the world has come to love plus songs and music that you can't hear in any film version. Come along as we celebrate our students' hard work on this production like kids in a candy shop!
The musical will be performed March 5th - 7th, with evening shows at 7pm Friday and Saturday and Matinee shows at 2pm Saturday and Sunday.
Purchase tickets here: https://chstheater.ludus.com/splash.php
Mr. Wonka looks forward to seeing you in his factory!
GENERAL PARENT INFORMATION
"Info de Centennial en español": https://sites.google.com/myplace.wcs.edu/chsinfo
REMINDER ABOUT WEEKLY MEAL KITS - If your students are in quarantine, in the online program, OR if the school they attend is in remote learning, you are eligible to request a weekly meal kit! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiIHOpwiwq4wrPi9AROhl8UbtiHyIuIUAX4jZIUarqjnYl8g/viewform
TAX PREPARATION - If you earned less than $66,000 in 2020, you qualify to file your taxes free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. https://www.volunteerforvita.org
SELF-CARE FOR PARENTS - Parenting is always stressful, but weave in a pandemic, and you take that stress to the next level. It's important that parents and caregivers take care of themselves so they can continue taking care of loved ones. Remember--you can't pour from an empty cup! Here are some helpful resurces about how to incorporate self-care into your routine.
Self-Care Is for Everyone
15 Self-Care Strategies for Parents
Self-Care Strategies for Parents When You Have No Time for Yourself
First Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask
DO YOU KNOW WHAT SOCIAL WORKERS DO IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY?
Find out what they do!Seniors and Senior Parents – It’s time to to think about May 23, 2021!Graduation Fee is $80. Payment can be made online by clicking the link below or by cash and/or check. Checks should be made out to CHS and delivered to the Counseling Center.https://osp.osmsinc.com/WilliamsonTN/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=CW017Senior Yard Signs are $35. Order form is on front page slider. Please email Scott Miller with questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ATTENTION, PARENTS! ORDER YOUR SENIOR SIGN TODAY! - Show your Senior how proud you are. Senior Signs can be ordered at https://scottlamco.printjob.com/s/chs/site/login Ordering deadline is March 23. Send questions to email@example.com.
SENIOR PARENTS--PLEASE REMIND YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:
SENIORS Please use the link below to complete the Scholarship Reporting form for students graduating May 2021. Information included in your submission will be used for the Scholarship Ceremony at the end of the semester. Scholarship Reporting Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaUkbdI29B915ApucsmiL_peeKJ5vxSOnMMhDBtvG7uvBT 2A/viewform?usp=sf_link
*students must be logged in to their WCS account in order to access the form.
GIVE THE GIFT OF PTSO MEMBERSHIP - Let's thank our CHS faculty with the gift of PTSO membership! CHS has approximately 150 faculty members and we currently have only 14 sponsorships! We will post updates on social media about progress toward our goal.
Faculty memberships are $20.85 and include this year's very popular t-shirt. Use the link to purchase your gift membership. We will choose a member of the faculty at random and present the membership to them, along with a note of thanks. If you include your name/student's name, we will also include that. Let's show our teachers that we appreciate their hard work during these unusual times! Start here:
Make sure that you follow the link at the end to complete the payment process.
Don't need to leave a note of thanks? Go directly to checkout:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you for your support!
DONATE CLEANING SUPPLIES - Looking for a Way to Help CHS Teachers? Donate Cleaning Supplies! This continues to be a need! As we prepare to head back to school, your CHS teachers want to ensure that their classrooms are clean and safe for your students. Parents can help by donating cleaning spray, paper towels, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer. These items will supplement what is provided by WCS. Donations can be dropped off at the front office.
CENTENNIAL THANKS YOU WARMLY FOR SUPPLIES ALREADY DONATED!!!!!
GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION
SENIOR SIGNS - This is your year, Seniors! In-person and online seniors - be sure to stop by and check out the senior yard sign outside on Wednesday and Thursday this week and take your picture. Thanks to Sign Greeters for donating the sign. Be sure to tag #signgreeters (Facebook) or @signgreeters (Instagram and Twitter) when you post your pictures.
BUS NOTES - Bus notes for after school bus changes will be restricted in 2020-2021 to more adequately control the number of students and distancing on each scheduled bus route. We are asking parents to limit bus note requests to only essential after school childcare needs and emergency situations during the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you for honoring this request during COVID-19.
DON’T GET TOWED - Students, If you park across the street in the State Farm parking lot your car will be towed.
CHS PARKING PERMIT REGISTRATION – If you need a parking permit, please click on the following link for more information.
COVID-19 INFO – If you have questions about COVID-19, please go to the following link: https://www.wcs.edu/covid-19.
Weekly News & Special Videos
WEEKLY VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Friday, March 5, 2021
- Friday, February 26, 2021
- Friday. February 19, 2021--Snow Week--No Broadcast
- Friday, February 12, 2021--Snow Day Thursday--No Broadcast
- Friday, February 5, 2021--Asynchronous Flex Day--No Broadcast
- Friday, January 29, 2021--Asynchronous Flex Day--No Broadcast
- Friday, January 22, 2021
- Friday, January 15, 2021--Asynchronous Flex Day--No Broadcast
Friday, December 11, 2020
- Friday, December 5, 2020--Remote Learning
- Friday, November 20, 2020
- Thursday, November 12, 2020--Friday Flex Day
- Friday, November 6, 2020--Remote Learning
- Friday, October 30. 2020
- Friday, October 23, 2020
- Friday, October 16, 2020
- Wednesday, October 7, 2020 FALL BREAK EDITION
- Friday, October 2, 2020
- Friday, September 25, 2020
- Friday, September 18, 2020
- Friday, September 11, 2020
- Friday, September 4, 2020
NOW SHOWING ON THE CENTENNIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
- Coming Home King and Court
- CHS v. Franklin Boys
CHS v. Franklin Girls
- CHS v. Ravenwood Livestream
- Choir Winter Concert
- Holiday Band Concert
- CHS Cafeteria Staff Honored with Special Surprise
- Battle of Franklin
- Battle of Franklin Pep Rally
- CHS vs. Dickson County
- CHS vs. Siegel
- CHS vs. Independence
- 9/11 We Will Never Forget
CHS vs. Ravenwood
(Technical difficulties due to the storm prevented the livestream of Friday’s game. Here is the footage from each quarter.)
- Football is BACK!
- Choir Safety Fall 2020
How to Post Your News
To have your news read/posted on the Daily Announcements, email your information to the Morning Announcements by 11:00 A.M. to be posted on the next school day’s announcements.
**Please be aware that, if you are posting an announcement regarding a student-led club or club sport, it will appear on printed announcements, announcements read over the PA system or in the weekly Mornin' RAWR, and in Dr. Sanders' daily emails; however, WCS website guidelines forbid us from posting that information online. Please advise your participants of this policy.
Yearbook and School Picture Information
SCHOOL PICTURE DAY INFORMATION
9th - 11th Grade School Picture Day Directions
Friday, October 16th
1. Don't forget! Make sure you have your coolest duds and best look ready for the day.
2. Have your picture taken during your study hall. Remember to practice social distancing when your study hall teachers escorts you.
3. If you don't have a study hall, make sure that you tell your homeroom teacher so you can get your picture taken during that time, instead.
SENIOR PICTURE INFORMATION
In preparation for the big senior year you’ve all been waiting for, there are a few things that need to be taken care of for the yearbook.
1. Schedule your portrait session. Remember that in the yearbook, seniors have a formal and casual photo included. Both of these can be taken by Prestige (which we recommend), but the formal one MUST be taken by Prestige. To schedule your photos:
1. Go online to www.prestigeportraits.com 2. Click on the “Our Locations Tab”
3. Choose the Franklin, TN locations
4. Choose in studio photography
5. Choose your date and time
*Please note that questions or inquiries should be sent to LifetouchNashville@lifetouch.com. The is no operational phone line at this time.
*The Prestige Portrait Studio has moved to a new location in the Williamson Square Shopping Center in Franklin at 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 203, Franklin TN 37064, behind the Franklin Chop House.
During this time, they are taking every precaution to ensure safety while taking your senior pictures. We want EVERY senior featured in our book, but the yearbook has strict publication deadlines.
Year after year, many wait until it’s too late to be included.
The deadline for having portraits taken is November 3, 2020.
If there is NO other option, there are scheduled makeup or retake days at Centennial on November 5th or 6th.
2. Select your poses online and email any replacement casual photos. You will need to go online and select your yearbook poses on Prestige’s website.
The deadline to do so is November 20th.
The formal portrait must have the BLUE background and be portrait/vertical. If you would like to replace Prestige’s casual photo with one from a different professional photographer, you may do so.
The requirements for the casual photo are as follows:
● Must be taken by a professional photographer
● Must be in color (no black and white)
● Must be vertical/portrait
● Must be emailed to email@example.com as a jpeg file.
● Must be submitted by November 20, 2020
3. Buy your yearbook at its lowest price. Yearbooks will be on sale when school starts at yearbookordercenter.com. Use order number 373. The price is at its lowest now - $90. The price will increase on October 1st.
4. Buy your baby ad at its lowest price. Baby ads will be on sale for the class of 2021 when school begins. We recommend taking advantage of early bird prices, eligible through September 11th. Forms will be distributed and will be available in the main office.
If you have any other questions, please reach out to the yearbook adviser, Ms. Emily Harris, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR BABY AD INFORMATION
The 2020-2021 CHS Yearbook staff is ready for all of those beautiful Senior Baby Ads for the Class of 2021!
The ads are not limited to baby photos, but other family shots and senior portraits, as well.
Please select your ad size from the choices provided in the packet on the order form. Ad layouts are pre-designed.
Ordering a Senior Baby Ad for the yearbook is easy – you are able to submit everything at once and not have to worry about it.
All pictures must be submitted electronically at the same time you send in your form of payment.
If we do not receive your pictures and check by the turn-in date you select, we will not be able to accept your ad.
We must have both the pictures and the payment at the same time for the ad to be in the yearbook.
Also, when you turn in your payment to the school, please include the enclosed order form. This will allow our staff to fulfill your order correctly.
Thank you in advance for your submissions. We are looking forward to creating a quality book your family will treasure!
Baby Ads will be for sale until November 13, 2020, and we will not accept any ads after that date to ensure ad quality and timely publication of the yearbook.
We recommend you submit your information, payment, and pictures as early as possible to take advantage of our early bird prices.
Senior Baby Ad Pricing for the Class of 2021:
*** Pricing is based on submission date of all senior baby ad content. The yearbook staff must receive pictures, text, and payment by the dates listed above to receive the pricing. *PLEASE NOTE THAT THE YEARBOOK IS SOLD SEPARATELY. You may purchase your yearbook in conjunction with a baby ad for $85 ($5 discount), or you can purchase it any time on yearbookordercenter.com using order # 373 (online price starts at $90 and goes up to $95 on 10/1).
You may obtain a form on our website under Resources or get one from a staff member.