Champaign Central H.S. Announcements 




FRESHMEN: If you would like to run for class officer please see Ms. Pennock (208), Mrs. Swiontek (211), or Mrs. Sage (213) for a petition. They need to be turned in by Tuesday January 21st at 3:30 pm. Voting will be next week. 

Student Council WILL NOT meet on Tuesday the 21st. Please see Ms. Pennock to sign up for the bake sale on February 7th. 

The Model United Nations Club will meet on Thursday morning at 7:30 in room 204. Please see Mrs. Early for a pass or use the pass on the Remind. New members are welcome.h

Eco Club - we will meet every Thursday morning at 730 AM in room 323 to discuss upcoming events and to empty the cans & bottles recycling bins around the school. Anyone is welcome! See Ms. Pomahac or Mrs. Sarm with any questions.

JSA meeting Thursday, January 16th at 7:30 am in room 211

Informal Debate Club - Looking for a new and fun way to debate about topics not limited by politics? Join Central’s new Informal Debate Club! We will discuss how to build an informative argument and will eventually get to debate about any topic you want! The first meeting TODAY Wednesday, January 15 in Room 227 at 3:30. Food and drinks will be provided.

Asian American Association will hold its annual Lunar New Year Potluck on 1/29/20 (Wednesday) at 3:45pm in the Lower Library.  To attend, we ask that you please bring food, plates, napkins, soda, etc. The food does not need to be Asian or themed to the Lunar New Year.  Please RSVP with what you plan to bring by emailing Miss Long at or letting an exec board member know.

Champaign Central Music presents the 11th Annual Trivia Night taking place on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Early bird registration ends Jan. 21. Please see the flyer for more information. Questions? Contact Marilee Johnson (  2020 CHS Trivia Night Flier (1).pdf 

Improv Club will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays in January and February starting January 10th.  Wednesdays we will meet in the lower library 3:30-5:00 and Fridays we will meet in room 321, 3:30-5:00.  This is a great time to join the group if you haven't participated before. See Mrs. Wachtel for more information or stop by room 321 to sign up for the Remind posted just outside the door.  


Visiting the College & Career Center

Thursday, March 26th: University of Miami (FL)

**Junior & Seniors, please RSVP by using your Naviance Student account

**Sophomores, please email Mr.Tanner ( if you are interested

Trades Tuesday

January 21st: Operating Engineers 

This visit is open to all Central students.  If interested, students can contact Mr. Tanner by email ( or by visiting him in the college and career center.

The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid is Now Available

To implement the Retention of Illinois Students and Equity (RISE) Act, signed into law by Governor Pritzker last June, the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (Alternative Application) is now available through the ISAC website.

The Alternative Application is for state aid only, providing a pathway to apply for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants for qualifying undocumented students and for transgender students who are not eligible for federal financial aid because they did not register for selective service.

Most students in Illinois will continue to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), rather than the Alternative Application, to simultaneously apply for federal, state and institutional aid, including MAP grants.

In order to receive a MAP grant, all students, whether completing the FAFSA or the Alternative Application, must still meet the eligibility criteria of the MAP program itself.

The current Alternative Application is for 2020-21 MAP grants. (Beginning next fall, the Alternative Application will be available concurrently with the FAFSA, on October 1 for the 2021-22 academic year.)

Undocumented and transgender students who have not completed a 2020-21 FAFSA and who want to determine their eligibility to complete the Alternative Application can review the information at While the Alternative Application itself includes pre-screening questions to determine if a student is eligible to complete it, ISAC encourages students to also consult their school counselor or financial aid office in deciding whether they should complete the FAFSA or the Alternative Application.

In addition to information and FAQs on ISAC's website and a User Guide for the application itself, ISAC provides free assistance to students and families, in English or Spanish, to complete the FAFSA or the Alternative Application; students can contact their local ISACorps representative or contact ISAC's Call Center at 800.899.ISAC (4722).

ISAC's one-minute video about the RISE Act and the Alternative Application to help increase awareness of this option among students and families of undocumented and transgender students. Find it on our website and through YouTube. The video is available in English and Spanish.


Any girls interested in competing in track and field need to register through the athletic office by Friday January 17th.  The registration page can be reached here:  Instructions for filling out the registration can be found here:"

All boys interested in running track, there will be a sign up meeting this Friday in the library lecture hall at 3:30pm.  If you have any questions contact Coach Johnson. If you are in a winter sport you need not sign up until that season is over. Please be on time for this meeting.

CENTRAL MAROONS BASEBALL FUNDRAISER. “TRIPLE PLAY” (Euchre, Trivia and Silent Auction) January 21st at the City Center from 6:30-9:00. We would love to see you come out and support the baseball program. Any questions?: image0 (1).jpeg