Cougar Announcements!

Friday, February 05, 2016


HOSA would like to thank all who supported the Mississippi Blood Drive yesterday.  A total of 38 units of blood were collected.  This is enough blood to help 114 patients.


The Central FFA had several members participate in the Section 22 record book proficiency contest at New Athens last night. The contest results were: Zac Tebbe 1st place in Ag Mechanics Repair and Maint. Placement, Chris Gerdes 1st place in Diversified Livestock Production, Nick Huelsmann 1st place in Grain Production Placement, Jakob Koch 1st place in Beef Production Placement, Ryan Von Bokel 1st place in Dairy Production Placement, Chase Hilmes 1st Place in Grain Production,Brent Huelsmann 2nd place in Forage Production, Madi Lammers 2nd place in Food Service, Alex Kluemke 2nd place in Ag Sales and Colin Tebbe 3rd place in Ag Processing . All winners are now in the top 25 in the State for their area and will advance to the District competition in March. 


Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen to be a Page for a Day in Springfield on Wednesday, April 13th. They will be Paging for Representative Charlie Meier and Senator Kyle McCarter:  Madeline Wieter, Kaitlyn Smith, Catie Bowdern, Zach Telford, Jesslyn Lackey, Dalton Wise, Austin Rakers, Collin Thomas, and Hunter Toeben


Congratulations to Danny Foster and Michael Reynolds for advancing to the Sectional WYSE Competition! Danny placed first in Computer Science & Physics. Michael placed second in Computer Science. 


There will be no workouts for Baseball this week. 


There will be NO open gym for Baseball this Sunday.


Seniors, remember to submit your senior survey and senior awards questionnaires online as soon as possible.  The links can be found in the email with the subject Senior Survey Links sent to your account.  See Mrs. K. Hogg with questions.  (2-5)


Spanish Club t-shirt money is due by this Friday, February 5th.


Anyone interested in purchasing a “Fly High Luke Korte Shirt” you may pick up an order form in the office.  Orders must be turned in by Friday, February 5th along with the money.


Senior pictures are due in the office by February 5th.


The February scholarship list is now available on the bulletin board outside Miss Lohman's office. It is also be listed on the school website under Academics/Scholarship News. Make sure you read the directions at the top of the list in order to follow the procedure on how to get the applications for the scholarships that do not have a link attached. The Vince Chawgo Memorial Scholarship is now in and the due date is March 4th not February 28th.


For any student that needs help in his/her classes, there is tutoring available before or after school or during your study hall.  There is a sign-up sheet in the office.  One of the tutors will contact you to set up a mutually agreeable tutoring time.  Don’t wait! Sign-up and get help now before it’s too late!!


Southern Illinois University Carbondale is offering an online ACT/SAT Preparation course. These online courses can help students prepare for the exam as well as give them the confidence needed prior to the all-important day.   The program is 6 weeks in length and the cost is $94. The session start dates are February 10 and March 16. There are 2 separate courses: one for math and one that covers reading, writing, English, and science. Contact SIU Continuing Education and Professional Development for more information about these courses and how to register at and search for ACT Prep or call (618)453-5684


The link below is the new online Central High School apparel store for Paws.  You will now be able to order online using your credit card any apparel listed on the site.  We will also have an opportunity to purchase individual sports spirit apparel prior to the start of each season, and play-off apparel also. You will receive e-mail notification when your orders arrive at the school along with information about spirit wear special orders.  This is a great way to help support PAWS and get the latest styles of Central Cougars apparel.  So go the website and check it out!


Lil Augies in Breese is in search of Pizza Makers.  If interested, you may apply in person or call 526-7040.




The School Community Council is sponsoring two community education programs over the next few months.  The first of these will be on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30 P.M. in the Commons Area.  We will host “Internet Safety:  Protecting Yourself Online” which will feature Mr. Brent Maquire from TechnoArmor Consulting.  The main idea will focus on some of the dangers in the use of the internet and other forms of technology.  Topics such as social media, social networking, cyberbullying, texting, and using the internet inappropriately will be discussed.



Cheer Clinic


The 10th annual cheer clinic will be held on February 20th for kids ages pre-k through 5th grade. There will also be a skills camp for students grades 6th-8th on February 22nd and 23rd. If you are interested, please pick up a registration form in the CHS main office!




School House Rock, Live!”  will be performed at the Historic Avon Theater on February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14.  Show times are 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th @ 8:00 p.m.; 7th & 14th @ 2:00 p.m. [yes you will be out of there in time to watch the Super Bowl]. 




February 12 – Teacher’s Institute – No School

February 15 -  President’s Day – No School