Cougar Announcements!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Student Council meeting today during Channel One in room 2W.


There will be a meeting for anyone who wants to be in the Spring Musical, The Wizard of Oz today at 3:00pm in room 1W.  We will be discussing auditions, schedules, and expectations. If you cannot make it to the meeting, see Mrs. Langhauser sometime BEFORE the meeting!!


There will be no open computer lab on Tuesday, November 24.


The winter sports and scholar bowl assembly has been rescheduled to Monday, November 30th.  All Pit Crew members should wear their “Straight Out of Central” t-shirts.


Scholar Bowl members: If you haven't already checked your name on the team roster, stop by Mrs. Grodeon's room sometime today to get it done.


Scholar Bowl members ordering jerseys - reminder that your forms & money are due by the end of the day.


Teachers - Please release the varsity cheerleaders at 2:05 today to change and get ready for the bus.


Teachers:  Please dismiss the 16 varsity basketball players at 2:10 Tuesday for the 2:25 bus to the St. Anthony tournament.  Thanks, Coach Shubert.    Player list includes:  Logan Kohrmann, Mitchel Rule, Chase Schneider, Corben Zanger, Tarik Tibbs, Ryan Kuper, Jack Strieker, Kolby Schulte, Tyler Joest, Carter Truong, Nate Loepker, Brice Haselhorst, Joe Ratermann, Griffin Menkhaus, Darius Belt, and Zack Martin.


Service Club members who wish to wrap presents for Mrs. Kohlbrecher's United Way Christmas family need to report to her room (35E) after school on December 9th.  6-12 students are needed.  You can sign up in Mrs. Shanafelt's room.


Pit Crew Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 1 during Channel One in the board room.


Spanish Club will go bowling at V and H on Wednesday, December 2nd, NOT this Tuesday, November 24th.  The sign-up sheet is outside Sra. Rueter's door.  This event is FREE!


Interested in competing on the WYSE team this year? Come to meeting Dec. 1st during ch. 1 in the atrium to learn more about WYSE Tryouts! See Ms. Howell or Mrs. K. Hogg for questions. (WYSE = Worldwide Youth in Science & Engineering) 


Anyone interested in playing football next year: We will max out Tuesday.  We will go from 3-4:30.  After Thanksgiving, our regular off-season lifting schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 3-430 p.m.


Attention Juniors: We have good news about the State testing option for the ACT. The State has now given districts the option of administering the ACT at the school on April 19th. However, the State of Illinois will no longer pay for test administration or scoring. Therefore, the student would be responsible for the $39.50 administration fee.   The option still gives students the opportunity to take the test here at Central during the school day in a comfortable environment that usually promotes higher scores. Payment will be collected at the time of sign up for the test.  (If the interest is not sufficient and ACT will not allow the test site, all payments will be returned.) Students can start signing up with Miss Lohman when we return in January.


Attention Seniors who are planning on attending KC next year: The KC Foundation scholarship application is open and ready for students to start applying!  Follow the link: . Students will need to create a log in and after that it will take you to the same screen where you apply to be a student.  On the right hand side is the scholarship application button.  Students will need their KC ID # for your application. If you do not know your ID #, you will need to call the KC admissions office to get it (545-3040).  The application is pretty simple.  On the last portion of the application students will be prompted to attach their essays and transcripts.  Please remember to read the directions about renaming your attachments once you have uploaded them.  KC's system will not recognize your attachments if they are not named correctly.  Students are encouraged to provide letters of recommendation if you have them but you are not required for all scholarships.  Once students have attached all the required files they should be able to click submit.  Students will receive two emails confirming they have completed the process.   The early application deadline is January 30th!


Orders for Basketball and Cheerleading Spiritwear are being placed now thru Nov. 30 on the online apparel store. Click on the attached link: and scroll to the bottom of the apparel store for specific basketball and cheerleading spiritwear. This will be a ONE-TIME order. Cheerleading spiritwear will open on Thursday, Nov. 19.


BCMW is asking our school to help them again this year by donating new toys and canned goods. There will be 2 bins by the front office.  Thank you in advance for your generous donations.


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!!

Seniors: An updated November Scholarship List is available on the bulletin board outside Miss Lohman's office. It will eventually be added to the school's website under: Academics/Scholarship News. 

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!


BCMW Community Services – Attention Residents of Clinton County!!!!!!!!!! “Energy Assistance” – If your household meets the income guidelines, you may be eligible for a one-time payment on your utility bill.  For more information or an appointment:  BCMW 526-7123.



The Aviston Sons of American Legion 2016 Black Tie and Talent Show will be on Sat. Jan. 9th 2016 @ 5:00 pm at the Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston IL.  This formal event is a talent and glamour contest where we give away over $8000 in scholarships to (8) college bound contestants. We are selling tickets for the event at $40.00 each. Ticket includes: happy hour, 4-course meal, talent contest, late night entertainment 

Interested contestants can tryout at a downselect competition at Aviston Legion at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Dec 23rd.  A 3 minute speech on a topic of contestant’s choice and a talent demonstration is required. Any Clinton County residents who will attend college or trade school in 2016 can enter contest. 

For tickets or entry info call: Jim Kues 228-7008 or Craig Timmermann 830-7737.   



Nov 25 -27  - Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

Dec 13 -        Winter Band Concert – 1 pm

Dec 22 -        1:15 Dismissal

Dec 23 -        Winter Break Begins

Jan 4 -          Classes Resume

Jan 15 -        Faculty meeting – 11:30 Dismissal

Jan 18 -        No School – Martin Luther King Day