Cougar Announcements!

Friday, April 21, 2017


There is a sign-up sheet outside Sra. Rueter's door for all Spanish Club members wanted to go on the zoo scavenger hunt next Saturday, April 29th.  Sign up and turn in your permission slips by next Thursday!


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.


NEED HELP? - The school year is quickly coming to a close.  If you are needing assistance with your classes, please make contact with Mrs. Boruff (17E) or Mrs. Hughes (16E) in the tutoring department.  If you have a study hall, you can request to see one of them during that time.  If you do not have a study hall, simply sign-up in the office and one of the staff will contact you to set up a time to assist you.


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:

The following students are participating in job shadowing experience:

Kaylee Schlautmann 4/21/17

Kamryn Hewlett -- 4/21/17 & 4/28/17

Karlee Huelsmann -- 4/26/17

Bryanna Becker -- 4/26/17

Rachel Deien -- 4/25/17

Alana Wess -- 4/25/17

Brandi Hanson -- 4/25/17 & 4/27/17


The April Scholarship list is now available on the bulletin board outside of Miss Lohman's mailbox and will be posted on the website under Academics/Scholarship news.


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.


The Central FFA Ag Mechanics team was the Section 22 Champions at the Section contest held at Rend Lake College.  Central's team won with a score was 393 points with Mascoutah coming in second with 385 points. Central's team members and each student's finish in their area included: Brady Holthaus 1st place Ag Power, Chris Gerdes 2nd place in Electricity, Gavin Modesitt 2nd place in Surveying, Ethan Tebbe 1st place in Carpentry and Cole Hilmes 3rd place Welding. Central's Ag Mech team is now in the top 25 in the state and will advance to compete in the FFA State Ag Mechanics contest in May. In addition, Brady Holthaus by placing 1st in the Ag Power area, was offered a partial scholarship to Rend Lake College in their Ag Mechanics program. 





Central Community High School will hold the Academic Achievement Awards program on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 P.M. in the Commons Area.  The event is designed to provide students with recognition for their accomplishments.  It also allows parents and members of the community to witness and share in the celebration of achievement.  A personal letter from the school will invite students (and their parents) who will receive special honors that evening.  However, everyone from the public is invited to attend and share in the celebration of these achievements. 


Special recognitions that will be presented at the event include academic scholarships, certificates for performance on standardized tests, attendance recognitions, and special academic awards.  Special guests from community organizations and surrounding institutions will be invited to present many of the honors.  We anticipate that students will receive many well-deserved accolades for their scholastic performance at Central Community High School.  If you would like to discuss any of the information above, please contact us at 526-4578.



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.  



Spring 2017 Health Fair offered by St. Joseph’s Hospital will be held on the following dates:  Trenton 1st UMC – May 3rd – 6 am to 10 am; Germantown Legion – May 17th – 6 am to 10 am.   Preregistration/Prepayment encouraged but Walk-Ins welcome.   Forms are available in the office.





May 5            Faculty Meeting – 11:30 am dismissal

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