Cougar Announcements!

Friday, October 21, 2016


Please release the football players and the student assistants at 2:30 today.


There is a yearbook meeting today in the board room during channel one


Any girl planning on or interested in going out for soccer, there is a meeting today during Channel One in the commons.  If you can’t make the meeting, make sure you contact Coach Patterson with your info.


Spanish Club members going to six flags tomorrow need to be at school by 10:20 a.m.  If you have a pass, make sure to bring it!  


The next Spanish club activity is scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd at 3:15.  We will be decorating and eating skull cookies for Day of the Dead.  There is a sign-up sheet outside Sra. Rueter's door.  You MUST sign up by next Thursday, October 27th if you wish to attend so the correct number of cookies and supplies can be provided. 


Student and Teachers:  We will be collecting canned foods and new toys only for BCMW again this year.  There will be cans in the front of school by the office to put your donated items. Thank you.


The media center is hosting its 4th annual Build-a-Pumpkin contest.  To participate, decorate a pumpkin based on a story or book and bring it to the media center on Thursday, October 27. Individual or group entries will be accepted.  Judging will take place Thursday afternoon and winners will receive prizes.  


Seniors:  please stop by the principal’s office to check the spelling of your name for your diploma.


SIU Carbondale will be offering a FREE application week for seniors who wish to apply for fall 2017. The free application week is Wednesday, October 19th through Wednesday, October 26th


Attention Seniors: The scholarship list is available on the bulletin board outside of Miss Lohman's office & will be posted to the school's website under Academics/Scholarship News.


Attention Seniors:  Any senior who is interested in meeting with a college representative listed below needs to sign up in Miss Lohman's office. Please bring your agenda book with you when you sign up so a pass can be written then. Do not wait until the last minute to sign up. Additional colleges will be added as they are scheduled.


October 21st - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (10:00) This date has been changed from the previous one.

October 25th- McKendree University (9:00)

October 26th- Southeast Missouri State University (10:00)

October 27th- Lindenwood University-Belleville (10:00)

November 1st- MacMurray (9:00)

November 9th- Truman State University (2:00)

November 16th- University of Illinois Springfield (11:00)


Attention Seniors and Senior Parents: The FAFSA for the 2017-18 school year is available online starting October 1st at This is a major change from previous years. Each student and parent will need a FAFSA ID to electronically sign their FAFSA. The FAFSA ID can be obtained before the 1st at the same website. It is important to file early this year since they have moved up the beginning date. The IRS data retrieval tool that will pull your 2015 tax information will take some time to upload that information. ISAC will be here on October 25th in the computer lab from 5:30-7:30 to assist any parent with the FAFSA issues. 


One section of the ACT Review course will be offered in November by the Office of Educational Outreach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This noncredit activity is ideal for students taking the ACT test for the first time; it may also be helpful for students who will be repeating the ACT test and wish to achieve a higher score. The course will be offered in a set of five, three-hour sessions, beginning with a pre-test November 5. This is followed by four review sessions that will be conducted in grammar and vocabulary, reading comprehension, science, and math.
Session 1 – November 5, 2016    9:00 AM-12:00PM
Session 2 – November 5, 2016    1:00 PM-4:00PM
Session 3 – November 12, 2016   9:00 AM-12:00PM
Session 4 – November 19, 2016   9:00 AM-12:00PM
Do Not Meet – November 26, 2016         Happy Thanksgiving
Session 5 – December 3, 2016    9:00 AM-12:00PM
Please note the dates of the review sessions.  Review sessions don’t fall on five consecutive days. All sessions will take place on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The registration fee for the workshop is $175.00, which includes the study guide and pre-test. Pre-registration is required. Online registration is available: Students can mail a registration form with a check made payable to SIUE to: Office of Educational Outreach, Box 1084, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL  62026-1084. Or they may call this office and register over the telephone: 618-650-3210.


This year's Voice of Democracy topic has been selected as "My Responsibility to America." Applicants will have to record a 3-5 minute essay on an audio CD or flash drive. Any student interested in applying needs to see Miss Lohman for an application. Deadline to submit to the local VFW is November 1, 2016.


Attention Student Writers:  The Friends of Lovejoy Library (the library on the campus of SIUE) is sponsoring a High School Writer's Contest.  Students can submit work in three categories:  fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and cash prizes are available in each category.  The deadline is February 8th.  Information is available from Mrs. Shanafelt in room 41E.


Math tutoring will be every Tuesday during the 1st semester from 3:00 till 4:00.  This is open to all math students at central no matter which class you have.  Leave when you want.  You need to make sure you show up by 3:00 in room 12E (Mr. Kruse's room).


Congratulations to this year’s FBLA President – Alex Rest and Vice President – Lacey Schrand.


Cougar Parents, for updates and other valuable information regarding Central, please review “Mr. Meyer’s Quarterly Message” on the front page of the school website.  Thank you.  (10-28)   __________________________________________________________________________

Parents, As we close the First Quarter Grading Period, it is important to remind you that we have Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled on Tuesday, October 25th from6:00 P.M. through 8:30 P.M. in the West Gymnasium.  Parents will have an opportunity to meet with their child’s teachers and discuss academic progress.  We encourage all parents to attend the conferences and take advantage of the opportunity to discuss their child’s status with teachers.  A “Q Station” will be available for you at Parent Teacher Conferences to review report cards if you have not done so.  Report cards for First Quarter will be available on the Qmlativ Family Access Portal on Monday, October 17th.




Dates for the upcoming health fairs as offered by St. Joseph's Hospital, Breese are:


Wednesday, November 2nd at the Carlyle KC hall

Wednesday, November 16th at Trenton First United Methodist Church

Wednesday, November 30th at the Germantown American Legion




Knotty Pine is hiring waitresses for nights and weekends.  Must be 16 years of age.  Apply in person.


Countryside Manor in Aviston is looking for an Activity Aide for evenings and weekends.


Hardees in Breese is hiring for evening shifts.






Oct 25 -        Parent/Teacher Conference 6-8:30 pm

Oct 28 -        Teachers’ Institute – No School

Nov 11 -        Veteran’s Day – No School

Nov 23-25     Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

Dec 21 -        Early Dismissal – 1:15

Dec 22 -        Winter Break Begins

Jan 4 -          Classes Resume

Jan 13 -        Early Dismissal – 11:30 – Faculty Meeting

Jan 16 -        Martin Luther King Day – No School