Cougar Announcements!

Friday, January 30, 2015


Spanish Club meeting today in the East Gym.  All members, officers, and members that expressed interest in going to San Antonio need to attend.


WYSE Competitors meet in Ms. Howell's room today during Channel one. If you can't attend, see Ms. Howell or Ms. Davis. 


Scholar Bowl – Remember to meet after school today in Mrs. Grodeon’s room to begin set-up for the tournament.   On Saturday, be here at 7:45.  You need to wear your Scholar Bowl jersey but you may wear jeans.


After school lifting for football will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week.


Clinton County Electric Cooperative is again sponsoring its "Youth to Washington" and "Youth to Springfield" programs this spring. CCE will sponsor up to twelve sophomore or junior students, whose guardians are served by CCECI, on an all-expense paid bus trip to Springfield on March 25, 2015. Students interested in or wanting to apply can go to The deadline is February 23, 2015. 


**UPDATE** The time has changed for the cheerleader's performance at the IHSA Sectionals in Mascoutah tomorrow.  The session still begins at 11:20 am, but the Cougars will compete at 11:50 am.  Awards will be at the end of their session (around 12:45 pm).  Get there early to get a good seat, wear your purple, and cheer loud to help the girls advance to state!!  


Any student who had American Government with Mr. Peters first semester and is interested in signing up to be a Page for a Day in Springfield on Wednesday, April 15th needs to stop by room 5E no later than Friday. After Friday there will be a lottery drawing selecting the names of 10 students from both semesters of American Government for April 15th. (Mr. Peters)


There will be a Service Club meeting during Channel One in the atrium on Wednesday, February 4.


The Spanish Club will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts at the boys' basketball game vs. Mater Dei next Saturday Night (February 7th).  The fundraiser will help raise funds for the students traveling to San Antonio in the summer of 2016.  Sign up to order ahead next week with Sra. Rueter and during both lunch hours.  SOME additional boxes will be sold at the door, but reserve your box next week ahead of time!!!


Attention Seniors who are planning on attending KC next year: KC will have an admissions representative here on February 5th to preregister students for next school year. Students need to sign up in Miss Lohman's office and get a pass.


There will be open gyms on Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 from 12-3 in the East gym for anyone wanting to play softball or baseball. This is a time change, It was originally scheduled for 1-4.


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.


HOSA members are selling carnations for Valentine's Day for $1 each until February 2nd.  Delivery of flowers will be on Thursday, February 12 during 4th hour.


HOSA is sponsoring the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Drive on Thursday, February 5 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the East Gym.  Donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.  Community Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend our drive.  Contact a HOSA member or Mrs. Rittenhouse to sign up to donate.


SIUE will be offering several ACT Review sessions this spring.   Sessions consist of a pre-test, and four 3-hour sessions focused on math skills, vocabulary/grammar, science, and general test-taking strategies. Textbook, practice tests and handout materials included. Flyers with specific dates are available in the office on the black filing cabinet. Fee: $159 by early bird deadline* / $174 after deadline *Early bird deadline: 1 week prior to the start of class.  On-Line Registration Now Available:


Due to unforeseen circumstances the Mascoutah Prom Dress Sale/Resale, at Mascoutah High School, has been rescheduled for Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th.  Consignment of dresses will be held on Friday, February 6th from 6-8 pm and the dress sale will be held on Saturday, February 7th from 9 am - 1 pm.  A $5 charge per dress will be required to consign and the seller sets the price for which they would like to sell their dress (es).  Should anyone have any questions, please direct them my way.  My email is


The 9th annual CHS Cheer Clinic will be held on February 14, 2015. Registration forms can be found in the schools main office. Forms are due by February 4th in order to guarantee a t-shirt. If you would like more information please contact Julianne Jacob at or Megan Porterfield at  We LOVE to cheer for the Cougars!



National Drug Facts Week is this week January 26-31, 2015.  The Communities That Care Coalition of Clinton & Washington Counties would like to promote awareness of drug use and common myths by sharing a link to the National Drug Facts Week webpage.  We would like to thank everyone for understanding the dangers of drug use and for promoting community health and education.  Link:



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!  





Feb 13 – Teacher’s Institute – No School

Feb 16 – President’s Day – No School