Champaign Central H.S. Announcements 09/25/2020

Champaign Central H.S. Announcements 09/25/2020
Posted on 09/25/2020

Champaign Central H.S. Announcements 




If you need to contact either your counselor or a social worker, please complete this Student Services Request Form and someone will reach out to you as soon as possible. For those of you who are not new to the building, this is similar to filling out the slip you would fill out when you came down to the counseling office.

Attention seniors: It’s that time of year when you need to start thinking about Class Rings, Letter Jackets and Graduation.  I have included information from Herff Jones that might be helpful to you and your parents.

For 12 years Herff Jones has guaranteed that class rings and letterman jackets are delivered before Christmas but all orders must meet pre-Christmas factory Deadlines.  This year that cutoff date is OCTOBER 13th 2020.

You can also follow Herff Jones at:

Facebook – Illini Grad Sales

Instagram – Illinigradsaleshj

Snapchat –Mr.Herff

Youtube –Illinigradsales

Herff Jones will be using these sights to send information to ensure they stay informed and up to date with specific order criteria and events necessary for them to receive what they order in a timely fashion.

 SAT Fall 2020 - Seniors:

  • The school-day fall 2020 SAT is for 12th grade students as there was no spring school-day 2020 SAT due to Covid-19. The SAT test date is Wednesday, October 14th. Please make sure to save the date in your calendars. More information will be provided at a later date. This test is an in-person test and fulfills the state SAT requirement for graduation.  Only school-day SAT administrations fulfill the requirement; taking the SAT on other dates in other locations does not fulfill the graduation requirement.

Physical and Immunization Information

The District deadline for physical and immunization compliance for

new students, kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade, and 12th grade (immunization

only) has been extended to October 15, 2020.  Please, do not delay in scheduling your

student for their exam.  There are many opportunities for exams in our

community.  Exclusion from school may occur if documentation is not received by October 15, 2020. 

Illinois Law states that all children in K, 2nd, 6th and 9th grade of any public school must have a dental exam.  A licensed dentist must complete the examination, sign and date the Proof of School Dental Examination Form.  You can turn the form into the main office.

If you are between the age of 14 and 16 and looking for a job -Work Permit Applications can be picked up in the main office Monday – Friday from 3:00pm – 4pm or we can email it to you.

Dear Central High School Community - hope you are all well and beginning to find your balance in our unexpected world of virtual learning. We hope that you can join us to better take on challenges of this year TOGETHER—we are the Central High Parent Teacher Student Association, a mission-driven group that traditionally provides:

- Scholarships to Seniors

- Teacher Appreciation and Funds Support

- Opportunities to Connect as a Community

- Your source for School Spiritwear!  

This year we will be exploring new ways for how we can best support each other and we want ALL YOUR IDEAS.  Please help us brainstorm with the following Google Engagement Questionnaire:  

Our first big Zoom meeting will be in early October!  Come visit and make a difference.  Exact date and times TBA, based on questionnaire responses.  

We are a dues organization, but have made the decision to separate membership from dues, so anyone can join, especially students.  We want to hear your voices!  The suggested donation is $20 for families/$10 for teachers, but please pay whatever is comfortable for you.  Even $1 will help!  You can do it the old fashioned way: mail a check to Central PTSA directly to c/o PTSA Treasurer at 205 S. Elm St. Champaign IL 61820.  Or sign into MySchoolBucks and check “PTSA” for the membership button:

We are looking to rise up and do great things together.  Go, Maroons!  



JSA is a nationwide organization getting high school students involved in politics and our communities! Come to our first JSA meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 29 at 8am! Learn about what JSA is and how you can get involved! Text @chsjs to 81010 to get updates on JSA and a zoom link before the meeting!

Asian American Association will have its first virtual event of the year, Trivia Day, on October 2nd (Friday) at 3:30pm.  The zoom link and password are included in the attached flyer and are included below.  Please email Ms. Long at if you have any questions.

AAA Zoom Link:

AAA Meeting ID: 948 6736 4865

AAA Passcode: 418097  

Best Buddies is an international organization that looks to build meaningful friendships between students with and without disabilities. If you are interested in learning more or being a part of Best Buddies, please email chapter president, Ricky Wilberg, at Returning members please email Ricky and complete this year’s membership application on your BBO account (

Pop-Up Library is starting this week! Every Tuesday and Thursday (weather permitting) we will have a selection of books outside of the Lynn Street Entrance for you to browse. You can also return books to the library during this time. Please remember to wear your mask and remain socially distant. We will have hand sanitizer for you to use before and after browsing. 

Drama Club will have their first meeting on Thursday, Sept 24th at 3:30 pm.  We will discuss our fall plans, including our production of Clue!  Email Ms. Wilson at to be added to our Remind list where you will get zoom link information right before the meeting.

Virtual Art Club will meet on September 29th (date has changed due to material pickup) for the first time this semester on Google Classroom after school. The Google Classroom code is : 5jiktid  We plan to hold meetings once a month. Pay attention to the Virtual Art Club Google Classroom for updates. All Central High School students are welcome to join. Possible Activities: Alternative Painting With Bob Ross, Bitmoji Avatar Creation (collective club "photo"), Meme Competition, Fantasy Art Club Space Competition, Visiting Artist Studios (virtually of course), and much more. We are open to suggestions from students as well!

Visit our website to learn more about Art Club and our department:

View calendar to keep updated with Art Club meeting times:

Follow the Visual Arts Department on Instagram:



Virtual High School Visits:

** High school visits are for sophomores - seniors only 

** Student can RSVP by using their Naviance Student account

** For assistance, please contact Mr. Tanner (

Friday, September 25th:

- University of Chicago at 1:45 p.m.

- University of Missouri, Columbia at 3:30 p.m.

For Senior Students and Families: 

Hello! And Hola!

My name is Tony Tanner and I am the college and career counselor at Champaign Central High School. Below is a list of events in which I will be hosting with other colleagues of mine from the Champaign-Urbana area.  Each event will be virtual and using a Zoom link.  I will create the link for each event and then share the link to those who would like to attend.

If you would like to attend, please email me directly at:

Me llamo Tony Tanner y soy el Counselor  del Centro de carreras y colegios en Central High School. Quiero presentarles una lista de eventos que vamos a tener de manera virtual, usando Zoom link para cada uno de ellos. Si le interesa uno o más de los eventos por favor aviseme para enviarle el link y pueda participar de esta importante información a :

Ayuda Financiera en Español

- Fecha de la presentación Virtual: Martes, Septiembre 29

- Hora: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

- Presentadores: Ms. Iris Medina de: the Illinois Student Assistance Commission

- En resumen: Aprender acerca de FAFSA, Becas, Todo tipo de ayuda financiera, tasa de interés y  mucho más!    

FAFSA Completion Night 

- Date of Virtual Presentation: Tuesday, October 6th 

- Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

- Presentations: Mr. Tony Tanner, Ms Lizzy Warkocki and Iris Medina (Illinois Student Assistance Commission)

- Summary: The three presenters will help families start and finish the FAFSA application during the two hour time frame.

- Languages Used: English 

College Application Night for Senior Students/ Cómo llenar las aplicaciones para las Universidades

- Date of Virtual Presentation: Tuesday, October 13th /Fecha Virtual: Octubre 13

- Time/Hora: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

- Presenters/Presentadores: Mr. Tony tanner and Lizzy Warkocki (Illinois Student Assistance Commission)

- Summary: Seniors will receive assistance regarding college/university applications, scholarships applications, essay writing and reading, employment applications, military resources, trade skills information and much more! / En general: Información de como llenar las aplicaciones para la universidad, Becas, Ensayos, solicitudes para empleos, recursos Militares, trabajos y mucho más!!

- Language Used: English  /  Español

Illini Emergency Medical Services Outreach

Here is a description of what we do and offer that might interest your students:

  • We are a collegiate volunteer based EMS program of the University of Illinois under the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) and we coordinate with IFSI heavily in our programs and events

  • We are partnered with Carle Foundation Hospital and Arrow Ambulance and coordinate with them

    • We transport with them to their emergency department

    • We work with Carle staff and physicians during events

    • We follow the Carle EMS protocols for the region

  • We provide non-transport Basic Life Support (BLS) to the public

  • We staff various events such as Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Baseball/Softball, Rugby, Soccer, Krannert, etc.

  • We teach CPR, First-Aid and EMT classes regularly

  • CPR classes usually held weekly, all certified by the American Heart Association(AHA)

  • EMT-B classes held every semester, two days a week 7-10 PM with practicals on several weekends

    • One day is usually lecture consisting of the lecture material and the other day is the lab day consisting of going over the hands on skills learned in lecture

    • Pricing is around $600 and students will not receive university credit for the class, which is why we are able to offer it at such a low cost compared to the class taken at community colleges

  • Many leadership opportunities within IEMS such as the officer corps, CPR and EMT instructors, executive board, etc. 

  • Paid opportunities include but are not limited to EMT Lab Leader and CPR Instructor

  • Many opportunities to makes connections with people and develop your network and make great friends

We average around 200 calls every year and we often have many people that go into Carle’s Arrow ambulance system for work. We have 20+ people working at Carle as an EMT/ED tech and many of these people get their Paramedic or Nursing work done there. IEMS provides tons of opportunities in the organization itself but outside the organization towards jobs and career goals especially in the medical field.


Boys Swim team will have open swims beginning on Sunday October 4th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, at the Unit 4 pool at Centennial.  These are voluntary.  To attend the open swims, you must sign a consent form.   The first official practice will be on Monday, November 16th, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  All swimmers will need a physical to participate in that first practice. Swimmers should bring suit, towel, goggles, and a water bottle to each practice.   If anyone has any questions, you can email Coach Young at


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