Central H.S. Announcements for 10/6/2017

There is no school Monday, October 9th in honor of Columbus Day.  School will resume Tuesday morning, normal hours with classes starting at 8:05a.  The doors will open at 7:30a


Central Parents,

The Embodied and Immersive Technologies (EmIT) group at the University of Illinois is looking for high school freshman or sophomores to participate in a National Science Foundation funded research study focused on how students use body movement to understand “big ideas” in science. We are reaching out to you as we want to ensure we have the most complete picture of student learning and interaction with our research as possible. 

Students who choose to participate will come to the college of education for three interviews over the course of a few weeks to explore various science topics in our new Illinois Digital Ecologies and Learning Laboratory (IDEALL). Each interview lasts between 60 and 90 minutes and can be scheduled at times that work best for you and your student. Student's who participate will receive a small stipend for each interview ($5 for first, $10 for second, and $15 for third). This is an opportunity to help make digital science education more relevant as well as an opportunity for your student to get on campus and meet education researchers and graduate students.

If you are interested, more information can be found on the project website: elastics.education.illinois.edu and if your student would like to participate you can click the "Participate" link to get started.

If you have any questions or want more information please contact Jina Kang at jinakang@illinois.edu or 217-300-3899

Thank you,

James Planey

Student Council is asking for parent volunteers for the Homecoming Dance on Saturday night from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm and 8:300 pm to 10:15 pm). Please contact Ms. Pennock at pennocco@u4sd.org to sign up. We will need parents for the coat check and water station.

Student pictures (grades 9 through 11) will be taken next Tuesday (10/10/2017).  You may preorder pictures online by going to shop.hrimaging.com and click on “Prepay before picture day”.  Information regarding picture packages and pricing is also available.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Its’ that time of the year again!  Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 26th from 5:00p to 8:00p and Friday, October 27th from 8:00a to 12:00p.  Conferences are 10 minutes each.  All appointments are scheduled on a “first come, first served” basis. We will start scheduling appointments on Monday, October 2nd.  If you are interested in scheduling a conference, please contact Joanie Strater by email at stratejo@u4sd.org or by phone at 351-3911 with the name(s) of the teacher(s) you would like to see and your preference of an evening or morning appointment. To save time, please make sure that you give both your name AND the full name of your student when leaving a voice message or emailing.  If you request conferences via email, you will receive a confirmation email back with your scheduled conference times.  If you haven’t received a response in 4 business days, please resend your request.  The deadline to schedule appointments is Friday, October 20th.


Spanish Honor Society is holding a School Supplies Drive for Mayan Families.  If you have new or gently used crayons, coloring books, markers, colored pencils, stickers, etc., we would love to have them!  Drop off boxes are located in the Spanish Classrooms.  All items will be hand delivered in Guatemala. 

Our Homecoming Parade will be TOMORROW at 3:00p.  Parade route is Park Street to Lynn Street to John Street and back to Park Street. 

Homecoming tickets will be sold all week during lunches and at the door during the Homecoming Dance. Tickets are $5.00 per person and the theme for the dance is Drive In/Sock Hop.  The dance will be from 7:00p to 10:00p in Combes Gym. If you are planning on bringing a guest to the Homecoming dance that is not a Central student, please pick up a dance form in the Attendance office.  Completed forms are due back by 3:30p TODAY in Attendance OfficeNO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Also, please be advised if you purchase a homecoming ticket and are on social probation, you will not be allowed to enter the dance and no refund will be administered.

Sign Language Club will be meeting Tuesday 10/10 at 7:30 am in room 302 due to no school on Monday.

If you would like to donate blood next Thursday, October 12th, please see Ms. Pennock in 208 to sign up. You must be at least 16 and weigh 110 pounds. 

Remember Picture Day is Tuesday!  If you picked up a picture order form, be sure to bring it in.



Schools Visiting Central next week:
Tuesday: University of South Alabama, Elmhurst College, Lawrence Technological University and Truman State University

Wednesday: The University of Iowa and The University of Notre Dame

Students who are interesting in attending a field trip to Parkland College to learn about Industrial Welding, Horticulture, Collision Repair and Automotive and much more should see Mr. Tanner in the College & Career Center.

On Tuesday, October 10th, Central will be hosting its Financial Aid Night from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Library Lecture Hall.  There is no need to RSVP for the event.  Please contact Tony Tanner (College & Career Counselor) for any questions. 

Joan I. Strater

Main Office Secretary

Champaign Central High School

(217) 351-3911