Cougar Announcements!

Thursday, March 5, 2015


There is a meeting today during channel one in the main gym for all girls basketball players Freshman through Seniors.


Service Club Advertising Committee meeting during Channel One today in Mrs. Henry’s room.  Please bring your rough draft brochure and/or flyer.


Reminder:  Girls who played Varsity Basketball and are playing softball are asked to report to the gym after school on Friday to discuss uniforms.  We should be done by 3:30.  


There is a meeting for all students participating in pit orchestra during channel one today in C5.


Will the student who sold magazines to Vorhees Wellness Center in Mascoutah please see Mrs Kohlbrecher.


The 2nd Cash Bag Drawing will take place Friday morning at 7:50.  The following participants need to see Mrs Kohlbrecher during Channel One today to pick their numbers:  Lyric Ailshire, Mackenzie Arnold, Olivia Koch, Ryan Munie, Michelle Parker, Joe Ratermann, Colt Ratermann, Alyse Santel, Jack Strieker, Nathan Strieker, Zach Tebbe, Carter Troung, and Sierra Zanger.


REMINDER:  The magazine sale ends next Friday (March 13)!! SELL SELL SELL!!


Reminder: Clinton County Honor Band Participants have a rehearsal immediately following school on Thursday.


Reminder: Jazz band rehearsals will take place from 3-4:30 every Friday with a Normal schedule.


Reminder to solo and ensemble contest participants that the bus will depart central at 7am promptly Saturday morning.


All Scholar Bowl members - if you ordered the Scholar Bowl T-shirt, the cost will be $15.  Sophie Yaunches is in charge of the project; you will give her the money & see her if you have any questions. 


Seniors:  If you have not already done so, please turn in your senior pictures.  It needs to be a vertical wallet size.  Deadline is March 9th.


The March Scholarship list is now available on the bulletin board outside Miss Lohman's office and will be posted on the school's website soon under Academics/Scholarship News. This month's list contains the rest of Central's local scholarships so please check it out and apply early.


KC updates:  Registration for summer and fall classes will begin online on March 23rd and in-person registration will begin on March 30th.  The Trenton Center will have a staff person available for face-to-face registrations from 8am to 6pm daily (8-4 on Fridays).  Students are welcome to visit the center at any time.  We also offer assistance with completing financial aid paperwork and proctor placement testing.


The Compass placement test is also available to students at the Trenton Education Center.  Students can visit the center from 8-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8-3 Friday, and 8-10am on Saturday for Compass testing.  Other appointments are available upon request.  The Trenton Center can accommodate multiple test takers at one time. 


Attention Juniors and Sophomores: In March the KC Trenton Education Center will hold an ACT prep course.  The pre-test is available on March 7th (optional) and the class will begin on Mach 21st.  Interested students can call the Trenton Education Center for more information.  We are very excited to add a seasoned math instructor to share a wealth of ACT knowledge!


Any junior or senior interested in meeting with any of the following college representatives needs to sign up in Miss Lohmans' office and get a pass.

March 11th- Southeast Missouri State University (10:00)

March 12th- McKendree University (9:00)

March 16th: Southern Illinois University Carbondale (11:00)


The KC Foundation Scholarship Directory is now available for the 2015-2016 school year. A complete listing is available at There are a limited amount of booklets with all the scholarships listings and details.  The booklets are available in Miss Lohman's office as well.


Seniors:  Wiegmann Construction is look for part time and full time summer help.   If interested, please call 978-4279.


On Wednesday, March 25, the Central High School Music Department will hold a dinner concert.  All proceeds will benefit the music department and its students.  Prior to the concert, a soup and sandwich meal will be served for dinner.  Feature performances during the concert will include students from the school’s standing ensembles (concert band, jazz band and chamber choir) as well as student soloists and small ensembles.  Selected excerpts from Central’s spring musical, Oklahoma, will also be performed.  At 6:00 pm parent volunteers will start serving the meal and the entertainment will begin at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $10.   Seating will be limited, so attendees are encouraged to pre-order tickets.  For information regarding tickets, please contact Jill Varel at 526-4578, ext 210.


Spring Health Fairs:  Dates & Locations: March 12-Breese KC; March 25-G’town Legion; April 8-Trenton 1st UMC; April 21-Carlyle KC.  Each location is open 6-10 am.  A pre-registration form with details is available at the hospital, HealthPlex, community locations and



5Essential Survey

Central’s parents, students, and teachers are being asked to participate in the Illinois 5Essential Survey at the link shown below.  The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes such as improved attendance and larger test score gains.  The five indicators include:  effective leadership, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.  Reports will be generated for schools if more than 50% of each above population participate in the survey.  The results can be viewed on Central’s School Report Card next fall.  Your participation could help us guide school improvement.

The Illinois 5Essential Survey link will be available through March 13.  Your participation as a parent, student, or teacher could help make Central an even better school for our community!  So, click on the link and become a participant!  





Mar 20 – Faculty Meeting – 11:30 Dismissal

Mar 24 – Parent Teacher Conference & Report Card Pick Up 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mar 25 – Dinner Concert – 6:00 pm meal; 7:00 pm entertainment will begin

Apr 1 – Early Dismissal – 1:15 pm

Apr 2-6 – Spring Break

Apr 10 – Musical – “Oklahoma” – 7:30 pm

Apr 11 – Musical – “Oklahoma” – 7:30 pm

Apr 12 – Musical – “Oklahoma” – 2:00 pm





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