Cougar Announcements!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


There is a meeting for all girls planning on playing basketball next season in the Main gym.


Hannah Peek, Danelia Dust, Grace McCollum, and Breanne Smith, please report to C5.


The FFA Livestock Team members, Dairy Team members and Ag Mechanics team members please report to the Ag Room.


Seniors: You must return your library books and pay any fines or replacement costs in the library by the end of the day TODAY.  The following students have outstanding materials or fines: Lindsey Craft, Jessica Eilers, Gabrielle Garland, Alex Heimann, Javier Hernandez, Branden Hooker, Tanner Huegen, Skylar Huffines, Jason Johnson, Tiffany Jondro, Jacob Kendall, Brent Kohrmann, Hannah Korte, Bailey Stewart, Madison VanNess


Central's FFA Ag Mechanics team placed 2nd in the State FFA Ag Mechanics contest held at Parkland College yesterday. Central finished with 362 points, with Prairie Central winning with 400 points. Only the top team from each of the 25 FFA Sections could participate. Central's team members, area of competition and finish included: Cole Hilmes 4th place in Welding, Brady Holthaus 2nd place in Ag Power, Ethan Tebbe 3rd place in Carpentry, Gavin Modesitt 5 place in Surveying and Chris Gerdes just missed 5th place in Electricity. 


All 2016 Varsity football players need to sign the helmet in the main gym today and mark their name off the roster when they are done.


Musical Cast: Anyone who would like a DVD of the musical they are available for $1 with Jill in the Superintendent's office!


Boys track sectional has been re-scheduled for Thursday. Field events will start at 11 a.m. Bus time is 9:30 a.m., please release track athletes at 9:15 a.m.


There is a parent/player meeting Sunday for anyone planning on playing football this upcoming year. All incoming freshman and newcomers to the program will meet at 2 p.m. in the East gym. All returners will meet at 2:30 p.m. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Short.


Seniors: If you would like to submit a memory for the memory pages for your senior CD, please send an email to Mrs. B Hogg ( by the end of the day Wednesday.   


Seniors:  Technology Information

Please save any documents you would like to keep for future reference off of your Google Drive or network folder to another location (i.e. flash drive or another Gmail/Google Drive account, etc.) by May 24, 2017. Your email account will become inactive at that time.  Your network drive will be removed on May 24, 2017, as well.  Please plan accordingly.  Thank you.


Seniors: In order to have your KC transcript sent to the college you will be attending, you will need to request it to be sent. KC recommends that you do this through You will need to create and account. The cost is $5 per transcript. You should probably wait until at least the beginning to June to make sure that all dual credit grades are posted on your KC transcript. You can look on your KC blackboard to verify the grades are complete. Central does not have access to your KC transcript. 


Seniors, please let Ms. Shumard know if you will be needing any handicap seating for your guests and how many you will need.


Seniors: If you were accepted to multiple colleges, you need to contact the colleges that you will not be attending and decline their offer. If you don't, they will continue contacting you. 


Centralia High School will be offering on-line Math Essentials & Occupational English summer school courses. The Math Essentials is not meant to take the place of Algebra but can cover the Geometry content state required course for graduation. Classes run from June 1st-July 20th. Students are required to take all exams at Centralia HS during the open lab hours on Mondays and Thursdays. Students can earn up to one recovery credit by taking one of the courses. The cost is $200. Any student wanting more information, please see Mrs. Jones or Miss Lohman. 


Any freshman through senior who is interested in the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy this summer from July 21-23 can view more information at as well as register online. If you would like to apply for rotary sponsorship for the costs, If you have any questions, email Thomas Guebert at


If you took drivers ed 1st quarter and have not driven with Mr. Howard yet, please sign up on his door 15W.  Your name is on the list do not write your name at the bottom, put your phone number next to your name and put a star next to your number if you accept texts.   If you were skipped earlier this year for not having enough hours, see him before signing your name on his door.


Current sophomores: Big Brothers Big Sisters is still accepting applications for next year.  Applications can be picked up and returned to the office.  Thank you.


There is a NEW sign-up sheet outside Sra. Rueter's door for all Spanish Club members interested in going to the zoo on Saturday, May 20th.  Sign up and see Sra. Rueter for a new permission slip. Also, the tub is located outside her door for school supply donations to Nicaragua.  Please consider picking up a few things and donating them to the primary school that we are supporting!


Anyone interested in trying out for football cheerleading needs to pick up a tryout packet in the office.  Tryouts will be held May 30th to June 2nd.


Attention Juniors: The Better Business Bureau Serving E. Missouri & S. Illinois Student of Ethics Award Program recognizes juniors in high school who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity, and academic history. Two students will be selected by an independent panel of judges to receive scholarships of $2,500 each, sent on their behalf to any accredited college or trade school of their choice. Students will be required to write an essay on an ethical dilemma, complete an application, provide a transcript and a letter of recommendation. Deadline is: June 2, 2017. For more information or to apply:

KC is now registering students for summer courses. Students who attend a high school in the Kaskaskia College District are eligible to participate in the Jump Start Program. Seniors who are graduating are not eligible. Tuition will be waived for half of the cost of up to 3 credit hours. Students will be responsible for all fees, textbook cost and half of the tuition. Students need to have at least a C average in high school and demonstrate a high maturity level in order to be successful in a college level course. Any student interested, please see Miss Lohman or Mrs. Jones for the necessary forms.



Seniors and Parents:  All seniors are reminded that the Senior Breakfast and Rehearsal will be held at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 23rd.  This is a mandatory part of graduation and seniors must be in attendance.  The Rehearsal for the ceremony will be immediately following breakfast.  All students should dress appropriately.  (We suggest wearing graduation attire and the same shoes as you will wear to the graduation.)  The level of cooperation and efficiency during the rehearsal directly affects the length of time we will be here!  If there are any questions regarding the Senior Breakfast or Rehearsal, please see Mr. Meyer or Mr. Jones.  Thank you.



Building Blocks Daycare in Aviston will be opening on August 1.  We are in search of aides to assist with daily childcare needs.  To qualify for the position a candidate must be 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.  Work hours will be flexible around collegiate schedules.  If interested, please contact Britni Holtmann at (618)604-6612 or email Thank you!


McDonalds in Breese is hiring for evenings and overnights. If interested, apply on-line at


Help Wanted on the Richter Farm after school and every other weekend.  Please contact Randy Richter at 604-7634 if interested.


Grapperhaus Metal Company is looking for summer help.  Must be 16 years old.  After school till 5pm, some days 6pm.  Summer help will be 6 days per week.  Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.  PPE provided by Grapperhaus except, you must provide your own work boots. All training will be provided.  Stop by and fill out an application.  20521 Fricker Road, Highland, IL 62249


Thinking about a summer job?  The City of Carlyle Parks and Recreation Department is hiring for over 40 positions including lifeguards, recreation attendants, umpires, referees, and maintenance workers.  Starting pay ranges from $8.50/hr to $9.00/hr. with raises possible each season.  Lifeguards and maintenance workers must be 16.  You do not need to be a resident of Carlyle to apply. For more information or to print off an application, please check the City's website at or talk to Mrs. Weh.  





May 18, 19 & 22 Three Day Exam Schedule (All students except exempt seniors)

May 22 Last School Day (1:15 dismissal) and Teacher Workday Grades due end of the day

May 23 Seniors Breakfast 8:00 am and Graduation Rehearsal

May 25 Graduation 7:00 pm