Monthly Archives: May 2012

Last Day of School Note

Dear Parents,

I’ve loved working with your kids this year!  Thank you for your support, and thank you for raising a group of kids that consistently showed kindness and respect for their teachers and for their peers.  It was a wonderful year, and I hope your kids feel well-prepared for 9th grade!

In each student’s award folder, I (along with some great volunteers) put a few pieces of writing students completed this year, plus a letter each student wrote to his or her “future self.”  I hope they add to the stack as they write pieces they’re proud of throughout their lives.  It’s amazing how much reading our own writing can show how we’ve grown as people.

Have a fantastic summer!

Here is a link to Centennial’s summer reading that is required for honors students:  CHS 2012 Summer Reading



Fulton County Schools Becomes a Charter System

Fulton County Schools Becomes Charter System


On May 10, the Georgia Board of Education voted to make Fulton County Schools the state’s largest charter system.

“I could not be happier about this decision. As a lifetime educator, this is a game-changer,” said Superintendent Robert Avossa. “Being a charter system will provide our district more autonomy to do the things that can really increase student achievement and guide our continual improvement. Innovation will flourish while outcomes for our students will improve.”

Added Fulton School Board President Linda Schultz: “This is exciting for our parents, teachers, and community members. They have been a key part of the journey and being a charter system will give them more input and ownership in decision-making.” 

While many school systems, including Fulton, have charter schools under their management, charter status is granted to the system as a whole. Fulton will become a charter system – not a system of individual charter schools. Charter status for the entire district will allow more flexibility in operations, particularly among three main areas – people, instruction and finances.

Under the new charter model, local schools will have the flexibility to allocate resources in a targeted manner to better support student achievement. The model also supports curriculum innovation, such as how students receive instruction and how technology could be leveraged in the classroom. Financial flexibility will occur through the way resources within each local school are allocated and through waivers from state-mandated spending requirements.

“There is no more important mission for state and local governments than to ensure that every child has access to an educational system that meets their individualized needs and prepares them to succeed in our global 21st Century economy,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, who created the charter system model in 2007. “I applaud the Fulton County School System, the countless community partners, the students, and the parents that came together to boldly embrace innovation and commit themselves to student achievement.”

Want to know more?
Fulton Charter Concept Paper

County News Story


Freshman Survivor Camp, August 8th

REGISTRATION for Freshman Survivor Camp

Wednesday, August 8th   /   9:30 AM-12:30 PM (pick-up/drop-off by auditorium)


****ALL forms are due by August 1, 2012****


Please print all the information below.


Student Name: ______________________________________________________________

Phone: ___________________     T-shirt size: (Adult)  S____ M____ L____ XL____

Parent/Guardian: _____________________________         Parent E-mail: _________________________


I hereby request and grant permission to administrators at Centennial High School to provide reasonable care to my child named above in the event of injury or illness during the CHS Survivor Camp if I am not present. Such care may include, but is not limited to, first aid treatment, transporting to a medical facility or the summoning of emergency assistance. For and in consideration of allowing my child to participate in the CHS Survivor Camp, I, the undersigned parent or appointed guardian of the above child, do hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Centennial High School and its instructors from any and all liability from the above named child’s activities of any nature with said organization.


Signed: _____________________________________________ Relationship: __________________


Date: _____________________


Cost of Camp

To defer the cost of the camp, a $20.00 fee is necessary to cover the materials, T-shirts, and food.  Please make checks payable to Centennial High School.  In the memo portion of the check, please write “Freshman Survivor Camp 2012.”


Please return completed registration forms and checks to:

CentennialHigh School

C/O Survivor Camp/Shaun Manny

9310 Scott Road

Roswell,GA 30076

***Forms may also be dropped off in the front office***

*If you are mailing in the application, it must be postmarked by August 1, 2012

Forms postmarked after this date will not be accepted.*

NOTE: The Freshman Survivor Camp is not a substitute for CHS orientation. All students and parents must attend orientation on Thursday, August 9!



For CHS school use only: Check ___ (Check Number: _____) Cash ___   Other ___



What is the Freshman Survivor Camp?

The camp is run entirely by current CHS students and sponsored by the Executive Student Council.

Students will tour Centennial, learn study skills and time management, familiarize themselves with clubs and sports, and have an opportunity to meet the principal, Dr. Steven Miletto.

Students will also receive pizza and a “Freshman Survivor Camp” t-shirt.


Centennial High School Orientation

Welcome Knights!


Centennial High School PTSA welcomes our rising 9th grade students and their families!  We can’t wait to see you at school next August. 


Look for a postcard later this summer (early August), letting you know that our back-to-school newsletter and other documents are available on-line on the PTSA website. This newsletter will include everything you need to know for Orientation on August 9th and lots of other important information to help you and your student settle into the new school year.


The best sources of information are the websites associated with CHS:


School homepage:                    

CHS Hub (student portal):        

Counseling Dept:                      

CHS PTSA:                               


Booster Club (sports foundation):


 We hope you plan to attend Freshman Survivor Camp, scheduled for August 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Visit for the flyer detailing this event, and register now!


Over the summer, please take the time to download and complete (including notarization) an Affidavit of Residency Form.  You can drop off your completed form at the CHS front office over the summer.


We will see you at OrientationThursday, August 9

  • 9-11 a.m. for 9th graders
  • 1-3 p.m. for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders



Karen LeCates and Rebekah Lignugaris

CHS PTSA Co-Presidents


Report Cards and CRCT Scores

Students are bringing this letter home this evening:


Last Day of School Plans :)

Community Summer Reading

Here’s Roswell Library’s schedule for summer reading events!