Archives for November 2012

Update from Community Meeting

Patti Paredes, our Instructional Superintendent met with the Strategic School Decision (SSD) team and recommended not only grade reconfiguration, but also that we have flexibility in the planning and developing of a new program for Centennial. This could include, but is not limited to, curriculum, specific program design and selection of staff. Patti will hear back from SSD, and will share their decision with staff the week of December 10th. The decision SSD makes will go forward to the Board of Education for a vote on December 20th.

We also learned today of another change that will significantly affect Centennial. Due to our increasing ELLs numbers we will be moving from an ESL program school to a Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI) school for the 2013-14 school year. This means we will have ELA-Spanish and ELA-English classes to provide Spanish instruction for all grades. The TNLI programming will be phased in and we will learn more details about this process in the coming weeks.

Please don’t hesitate to email/call our principal, Laura Munro with any questions.


Important meetings concerning Centennial’s future

Parents and community members are encourage to be involved as Centennial goes through the process of making changes throughout the school. The recommendation regarding moving toward a K-5 school will go to the Board of Education for a vote December 20th, 2012. Since Centennial is Accredited on Probation the Strategic School Design team will be looking at Centennial’s data and making a recommendation as well. We should have this recommendation well before the December 20th Board of Education vote.

Centennial will hold weekly parent/community meetings until mid-December.

Meetings currently scheduled:

Monday, November 26th- CSC meeting

Thursday, November 29th- Parent/Community meeting


Important Community Meeting Mon Nov 19

Please plan on attending a Community Meeting Monday, November 19th, 2012 from 6-7pm. At this meeting we will share important information with you regarding Centennial’s student achievement data and our rating on the School Performance Framework (SPF). Please attend this meeting to hear how you can support Centennial’s mission to raise academic achievement for all students. Your input and participation in your child’s education are important to us. The location will be posted on the front door that evening. Thanks for all you do to support your children and our school.


Please remember to fill out and return your ballot for the newest CSC member by Thursday. Also plan on attending Wednesday’s PTA meeting, 6:30 in the Art Room. Everyone is welcome, you do not need to be a member to attend. Childcare is provided. Thank You for being involved at Centennial!

Come Support Centennial’s Sports Teams

Centennial’s Volleyball and Flag Football teams have their last home games this Wednesday, November 7th at 3:45pm. Away games are Friday at TreVista and Tuesday at Moore (3:45). Playoffs begin next Wednesday, check back at the Middle School Sports page on the Centennial Website for details as they are announced.

Fall Music Performance and Art Show-Thursday Nov 8

All students K-5 grade as well as the Centennial Drumline are invited to perform at our 6pm evening concert in the auditorium. Please come check out your student’s artwork at the K-6th grade art show beginning at 5:30pm. Also check the calendar for times of individual grades performances throughout the day.