ECE 3: School Choice

Because ECE3 at Centennial was not an active program when the School Choice forms went out in December, the choice of ECE 3 at Centennial wasn’t included in the first round lottery process that concluded March 1st. However, they do have all the received applications in their system and will be holding a separate lottery just for ECE 3 at Centennial towards the end of this month. Look for letters with the results by April. Call DPS Choice and Enrollment Services 720-424-2639 if you have questions.

Redesign Update

Following last week’s Board of Education meeting, there have been many questions about where we are in the redesign process. I want to assure you that the plan is continuing as approved. The Board of Education has not taken any action to reverse its previous approval of our redesign, and we have the full support of DPS leadership. I remain as confident and committed as ever to bringing into reality the vision that our CSC and school leadership developed over the past several months for the new Centennial School.

-Laura Munro, Centennial Principal

Community Meeting about Centennial’s redesign

Do you have an opinion either way about the redesign currently happening at Centennial? Some parents are inviting ALL members of the community to share their thoughts. Saturday morning, 8:30am, at Zook’s, 3156 W 38th Ave Denver, Co, CO 80211.

What Expeditionary Learning looks like…

If you missed the community meeting last week, please take a moment to click on this short video about the EL model which challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school.

Expeditionary Learning at Centennial

Do you want to learn more about the Expeditionary Learning Model? As part of the Redesign Process, Centennial is exploring the possibility of partnering with Expeditionary Learning to implement an EL model in grades ECE-5 starting with the 2013-14 school year. Come engage in an interactive presentation to learn more about the Expeditionary Learning model, the core practices and how this model will benefit Centennial students. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6-7:30 pm. Please RSVP 720-424-8900 CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED

Redesign Process Update

As part of the Redesign Process interviews were conducted last week for teachers who applied for the new Centennial. A note regarding this was sent home with students yesterday. We have four more months left of school and it will be imperative that our focus continues to be on educating your children to the fullest extent. The next CSC meeting is February 25th at 5:30pm. We hope you will choose to become involved in the ongoing discussions as we develop the school redesign plan.

North High School Basketball

Are you a middle school student who’s always dreamed of becoming a North High School Viking or love watching sports such as a Viking game? Come experience one of North’s most celebrated traditions and help cheer on the Viking basketball teams on as they take on the West High School and the Abraham Lincoln Lancers.

All middle and elementary school families are welcome to sit in our VIP seating section in the gym. Those students who play basketball for their school teams are encouraged to wear their jerseys to be recognized during the halftime show.

Admission Details:

Students: $1 for Denver Public Schools middle/elementary/high school students with valid school ID

Adults and North Alumni: $2 if wearing a North High School shirt or solid-purple shirt.

Game Details:

Wednesday 1/23 vs West High School Basketball

Tip-off @ 7:00pm- Mens Varsity only

AND

Tuesday 2/5 vs Lincoln High School Basketball

Tip-off @ 5:30pm- Womens

Tip-off @ 7:00pm- Mens

Half-Time Show during the Mens Game: Vikings Staff vs Lancers Staff basketball

The Polar Express

Please join the 7th and 8th graders on Thursday Dec 20th for a showing of the Polar Express. The movie will start at 3:25pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $2 and will support the trip to Washington DC. Snacks will be available for purchase. Families are welcome! Check with your teacher for permission slips.

Centennial Sports Stars

Congratulations to our Centennial students who made the Middle School All-Prep League.

Volleyball

  • Amber Montoya- 8th grade
  • Angelina Contreras- 7th grade
  • Evelyn Gomez received honorable mention

 

Football

  • Jerod Hernandez- 8th grade, quarterback
  • Steven Shippley, Jr.- 6th grade, defensive safety

School Choice

School Choice forms are now available here. Forms can be dropped off at Centennial’s office anytime between now and January 31st. For more information about Centennial please call 720-424-8900 to schedule a tour. We are also hosting Coffee Chats where parents can ask current parents questions regarding our school community. There are many exciting things happening at Centennial right now, please check our calender for the next Coffee Chat or contact Anna Hewson 303-548-9051.