Champaign Central H.S. Announcements 10/16/2020

Champaign Central H.S. Announcements 10/16/2020

Champaign Central H.S. Announcements 



Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on October 22nd from 4pm - 8pm and on October 23rd from 8am - 11am. Conferences will be scheduled online this year and will primarily be held over Zoom. Make sure that you have a Zoom account set up so that you can be invited to the meetings from your students' teachers.

PTC Wizard (the platform being used to schedule parent teacher conferences this year) cannot be used for scheduling appointments with Student Support Services staff. If you would like to schedule a conference with one of these staff, you may contact them directly via email.

Mark your calendars—


Tell your friends!  We are looking for new members for the PTSA Board and organizing committees.  Freshman parents, please come and make a difference!  Bring new ideas and make new friends.  It will be short and sweet, 40 min Zoom limit.


Show your school spirit and come get your Central Merch!!

Including new super comfortable Central mask option for only $8.  Closes Oct 18.  


Even if you can’t Zoom with us, we still want to explored new ways for how we can best support each other and we want ALL YOUR IDEAS.  Fill out the Engagement Questionnaire and let us know!


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:


DAC - Disability Awareness Club meets Mondays at 8:15 am. Please join us to celebrate our diverse culture of different abilities as we look for ways to support each other" Adelle Miller president.

The NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO includes 32 competitions in STEM, humanities, business and performing, visual and culinary arts. Almost 300,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception. Please see the flyer for meeting information. Need more information about ACT-SO? Take a look at these links: ACT-SO 101  Promo Video.  ACT-SOKickoffFlyer2020 (1).pdf 

Student Council will meet the fourth Monday of the month. This month it will be October 26th at 3:30 pm.  Our meeting link is: and the Passcode is: 1234 

Interested in volunteering? Interact Club is an organization dedicated to making a difference in our community through volunteer work and connection with others. We will hold our first meeting onTuesday October 20th at 2:00 pm. Come join us to learn more about our club and first virtual volunteer events: making cards for the elderly as well as tutoring and reading to middle and elementary schoolers! We'll also be playing some games and getting to know each other. 

If you'd like to become a member, please fill out this short form:   

Here is the Zoom link for the meeting:

Remind code for general announcements: @intcentral  

If you have any questions, please email us at


FAFSA, Class of 2021:

The 2021-2022 FAFSA application is now open!  Current senior students who will be attending a college/university in the Fall of 2021 will need to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA application and the parent/guardian will need to upload their 2019 taxes.  To start the FAFSA, both the student and at least one parent/guardian will need to first create an FSA ID (Click Here).  Once both individuals have created an FSA ID account, the student can then start the FAFSA (Click Here) by choosing "I am the student".  This year, the FAFSA is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2021.  For those families who would like to opt-out of completing the FAFSA, please email Mr. Tanner (  Mr. Tanner will then email the opt-out document to the family. 

If you are an Illinois student who is not eligible for federal financial aid (and do not file the FAFSA), you may apply for the MAP grant using the online Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, which is patterned after the FAFSA.  For more information, visit the Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act page of this website, and talk with Mr. Tanner or the financial aid office at your college or university."

For questions and/or concerns, please email Mr. Tanner at

FAFSA Class of 2021:

¡La solicitud FAFSA 2021-2022 ya está abierta!  Los estudiantes senior (12) que asistirán a una universidad en el otoño del 2021 deberán llenar la solicitud FAFSA 2021-2022 y el padre / tutor deberá poner sus impuestos del 2019. Para iniciar el llenado de la solicitud  FAFSA, tanto el estudiante como al menos uno de los padres / tutores deberán crear primero un FSA ID ( haga clic aquí). Una vez que ambas personas hayan creado el FSA ID, el estudiante puede iniciar el llenado de la solicitud FAFSA ( haga clic aquí) eligiendo "Yo soy el estudiante".  Este año, la solicitud FAFSA es un requisito de graduación para la promoción del 2021. Para aquellas familias que deseen optar por no completar el llenado de la solicitud  FAFSA, envíe un correo electrónico al Sr. Tanner (  El Sr. Tanner le enviará de regreso por correo electrónico el documento de exclusión voluntaria a la familia. 

Si usted es un estudiante de Illinois que no es elegible para recibir ayuda financiera federal (y no presenta la solicitud FAFSA), puede solicitar una beca a MAP utilizando la Solicitud alternativa de ayuda financiera de Illinois en línea, que sigue el modelo de la FAFSA.  Para obtener más información, visite el (haga clic aquí) Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act y la Solicitud Alternativa de Ayuda Financiera de Illinois de este sitio web y hable con el Sr. Tanner o con la oficina de ayuda financiera de su colegio o universidad.

Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes, envíe un correo electrónico al Sr. Tanner a

Illinois Student Assistance Commission:

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission would like to make all families aware that the commission will have several virtual statewide financial aid application workshops.  The dates and links to register can be found on their Student Portal at  

After a brief introduction and overview, individuals/families will be able to work at their own pace and have their questions on the FAFSA or the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid answered privately via the chat function.  The commission will also have staff available to answer questions in Spanish.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission:

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission Quiere que todas las familias sepan que la comisión tendrá varios talleres virtuales de solicitud de ayuda financiera a nivel estatal. Las fechas y los enlaces para registrarse se pueden encontrar en su Portal para estudiantes en

Después de una breve introducción y descripción general, los estudiantes / familias podrán trabajar a su propio ritmo y recibir una respuesta privada a sus preguntas de FAFSA o de la Solicitud Alternativa de Ayuda Financiera de Illinois a través de la función de chat. La comisión también tendrá personal disponible para responder preguntas en español.

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 (

Monday, October 19th:

- Harris - Stowe State University @ 1:45 p.m.

- Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology @ 2:20 p.m.

- Illinois - Wesleyan University @ 2:55 p.m.

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

Tuesday, October 20th:

- Eastern Illinois University @ 1:45 p.m.

- Northern Illinois University @ 2:20 p.m.

- Lincoln University @ 3:30 p.m.

- Amherst College, Pomona College, and Swarthmore College @ 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21st:

- Hanover College @ 1:45 p.m.

- Washington University in St. Louis @ 2:20 p.m.

- Michigan State University @ 2:55 p.m.

- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) @ 3:30 p.m.

UIUC, Spanish Speaking Virtual Admissions Sessions:

The University of Illinois is hosting two Spanish-speaking virtual admissions sessions on November 5. 

The events will be held entirely in Spanish. A counselor will walk students and their families through the UIUC admissions process and talk about how students can harness their power at UIUC. Following the presentation, there will be a student panel and answer any questions.

To RSVP, please use this link to sign up.  For any questions, please contact the Chicago Satellite Office at 217-333-0313.

UIUC, Sesiones de admisión virtual en Español:

La Universidad de Illinois presentará dos sesiones de admisión virtuales en español Spanish-speaking virtual admissions sessions el 5 de noviembre.

Los eventos se llevarán a cabo íntegramente en español. Un consejero guiará a los estudiantes y sus familias a través del proceso de admisión de UIUC y hablará sobre cómo los estudiantes pueden aprovechar su poder en UIUC. Después de la presentación, habrá un panel de estudiantes y responderán cualquier pregunta.

Para confirmar su asistencia, utilice este enlace  sign up

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la oficina satélite de Chicago al 217-333-0313.

Parkland College upcoming Academic Showcases

As we all try to navigate the “new normal,” Parkland has put together Academic Showcases to feature our various programs.  Through videos and panel discussions, we will be sharing the ins and outs of different majors and career areas.  These visits will also be recorded on Facebook Live on the Parkland College account.  Students will be able to chat with Admissions Advisors that day or if they would like to schedule an individual visit either in-person or virtually, that information is also provided.

Health Professions (Friday, October 23 from 1-2:30 pm)—This is your chance to take a peek at the health profession programs that Parkland offers plus learn about the selective admissions steps.  Faculty from Nursing Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Services, Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, Massage Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing (ADN), Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Technology and Radiologic Technology will be highlighting their programs. Dates, deadlines, and requirements will be presented so bring your questions!

Applied Technologies (Thursday, October 29 from Noon-1 pm)—if you have an interest in hands-on careers from Automotive to Agriculture to Welding, sign up to find out how Parkland can train you for these fields.

Arts & Sciences (Friday, November 6 from 3:30-4:30 pm)—Explore all the areas of Arts & Sciences including, Humanities, Natural Science, Engineering, Math, Social Sciences and Fine Arts.  From what we do at Parkland to how this will transfer to other institutions including the Pathway to Illinois, this is a great time to get your questions answered.

Business(Friday, November 13 from 10-11 am)—Here is your chance to explore the many facets of Parkland Business majors from Entrepreneurship to Management to Administrative Technology, both through certificates and degrees. Let us help you find your path with flexible programs that offer online options.

Computer Science(Friday, November 13 from 1:30-2:30 pm)—Parkland’s Computer Science department includes Networking, Programming, Digital Media, Web Development and other computer technology courses.  Take this opportunity to learn about the different programs and where these careers can take you.

Individual Appointments:

Although we aren't doing tours of campus, we will be happy to visit with you either in person or virtually.  To set up an appointment, please click on Bookings.

All of these links are also available at


If you're new to Central and you're interested in participating in archery, please email Coach Creek at  

Anyone that wants to be on the wrestling team needs to take care of signing up on, get a current sports physical done for this year and turn in the sports physical form to the AD office for this year. There will be a team meeting approximately 2 ½ weeks prior to the start of the season at Central HS for information how practices will be handled and what the season will provide for competition. All persons wanting to be on the stat team or be a manager should come to the meeting but doesn’t need to sign up on First practice is scheduled for November 16th.

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