Daily Announcements

Central Cougars
Daily Announcements
Monday, March 1, 2021

Next year's course selection sheets for all sophomores and freshman need to be turned in to Mrs. Jones or Miss Lohman by the end of the day today. All courses and alternates must be put into the computer and you must have signatures from your English, math and science teachers.

Attention Academic Challenge Students: The Sectional competition will be Wednesday, March 3rd, in the media center, using the same format & schedule as the Regional competition. Please visit Google Classroom for more information.

Attention Seniors: The March Scholarship list has been posted in the Class of 2021 google classroom and is also on the school's website. Make sure you check out the new Kevin Meyer Leadership Award that will be presented for the first time this year.

Seniors: The Breese Lions Vince Chawgo Memorial Scholarship application is due today. The completed application must be turned in to Miss Lohman by 3:00.

Are you interested in a career in agriculture, diesel mechanics, or the construction trades….carpentry, welding, electrical, or drafting? If so, Central is starting a summer internship program where we will pair you up with a local business to complete an internship between your junior and senior year. You will be actually working in the field that you are thinking about pursuing as a career. If you are a junior and would like to pursue a summer internship, there will be an informational meeting in the Media Center on Wednesday, March 10th at 1:00PM.

Jostens will be here on Thursday, March18th @ 1:00 PM in the commons to distribute Caps & Gowns to seniors and class rings. All orders will need to be paid in full through Josten's in order to pick them up on that day. The office will not be collecting money for these purchases. Any questions should be directed to Jostens at 654-1001.

ME Day list for the first semester has been posted on the bulletin board in both locker areas. Any student who has earned a ME day will be able to use their ME day during this semester only. The office will need a phone call from a parent for the absence to be considered a ME Day. ME days do not count against your attendance. To earn a ME Day students must meet the requirements of GPA, attendance & discipline.

Readers, don't forget about the Lincoln Book Award list in the library. Remember, if you read 4 or more books from the list by March 15, you can attend a pizza party in the library and vote for your favorite book. Simply find the Google form on the library's website and fill it out for every book you read. This list is a great place to choose a book if you are looking for recommendations!

The 2020 yearbooks are in. Please stop by the Superintendent’s office to pick them up.
If you are interested in playing Aviston Sr Legion baseball. Please send an email to Dennis Rakers at dr0514@att.com, or call / text Dennis at 618 799 9986.

Are you planning on attending college after high school and wanting to get some general education courses completed at a fraction of the cost at Kaskaskia College? Junior and senior students can take select courses through KC's Foundation After School program in which you will only be responsible for paying for the textbooks and lab fees. Tuition, and fees are waived. Students at all grade levels have access to the Jump Start program in which you can take a recommended college course at half the cost of tuition. Registration for KC's Spring semester starts on October 26th. Please see Miss Lohman or Mrs. Jones if you have any questions or would like registration paperwork.

Reminders to all students who need to attend a class remotely:
1) Students need to be on the Google Meet or Go Guardian video conference at the start of each class. If students join late, it is extremely difficult for teachers to take accurate attendance. Also, if students do not have an excuse for the tardy, then consequences will be issued similar to those for being late to in-person class.
2) When attending classes remotely, students must use their centralcougars.org Google account. If you login with another account then you will be asked to leave the meeting and rejoin with the correct account. Again, if this becomes a common occurrence for an individual student, then disciplinary action may be taken.
Juniors and Seniors - a few reminders for before school
We appreciate you waiting in your vehicles until 7:55; however, please make sure you are prepared to walk in the building and proceed straight to 1st hour. This might require you to pack your backpack the day before in preparation for 1st hour. If you do not enter the building until close to 8 am and still have to access your locker, you will be tardy to class.
Mar 26 - Faculty Meeting – 11:30 dismissal
Mar 31 - Spring Break – 1:15 dismissal
Apr 1-5 - Spring Break – No School
Apr 6 - School Resumes and Parent/Teacher Conference 6-8:30
Apr 30 - Faculty Meeting – 11:30 dismissal
May 27 - Senior Graduation – 7:00 pm

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