Cougar Announcements!

Monday, September 26, 2016


The 4 Queen Candidates will be visiting Becker Jewelers tomorrow at 9 am to take a picture with the crown that Becker’s is donating.


Homecoming Court pictures will take place tomorrow during Channel One in the atrium.  Please dress appropriately.


Meeting TODAY for any Seniors who are interested in helping with the homecoming banner in the child care room 5W!!!!!!!!  If you can’t make the meeting, please see Mrs. Decker or Mrs. Langhauser.


There will be a meeting for anyone interested in participating in FBLA this year on Thursday September 29th, during channel one in the Child Care room, 5W!  If you can’t make the meeting, please see Mrs. Decker or Mrs. Langhauser.


Service club members that are able to help work at the D-12 Band Trivia Night (Friday September 30) please see Mr. Kruse to sign up during channel 1.


Six Flags money AND permission slips are due to Sra. Rueter by Friday, September 30th.  Make checks payable to CHS.  


Students: It is your responsibility to know the due date of your library books and renew them.  If the library continues to have a large number of overdue books, it will go back to charging overdue fines at the rate of 10 cents per day.  Please check the due date on the receipt you're given at checkout or see Mrs. Hogg in the library.


There will be a shoe fitting for all girls interested in trying out for the girls’ basketball team this winter.  The fitting will be next Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 am in the Main Gymnasium.  Please make sure you will be in attendance to get the proper size shoes for basketball season.  Also, make sure you bring socks, ankle braces, etc. to try on along with the shoes.


BSN Sporting Goods will be here on Wednesday September 28th at 7:30 am in the morning in the main gym for all boys’ basketball players to try on shoes for the upcoming season.  Please plan to attend if you want to order shoes for this upcoming season.


Homecoming 2016 – Highlight the Night


The homecoming day themes are as follows:

Monday – Marathon Monday

Tuesday – Ugly Sweater Day

Wednesday - Wild Safari Wednesday (Assorted Candies will be sold all day for $1 by StuCo)

Thursday – Homecoming T-shirt Day

Friday – Cougar Spirit Day/Purple and White Day


The homecoming dance is on Oct 8th from 8-11, tickets for the dance can only be purchased during Homecoming week:  Monday, Oct 3rd – Thursday, Oct 6th.   No tickets will be sold at the door!  The cost of a ticket is $8.00 for a single ticket or $15.00 for a couple’s ticket.


Homecoming King and Queen Elections will take place on Wednesday, Oct 5th during both lunch hours.


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.


September 28th- Kaskaskia College (1:07)


October 3rd- Bradley University (1:00)

October 5th- Quincy University (10:00) 

                      Milliken University (11:00)

October 11th- Southern Illinois University Carbondale (11:00)

October 12th- Eastern Illinois University (9:00)

October 17th- Monmouth University (10:00)

          October 18th- Illinois College (11:00)

          October 19th- Maryville University (10:00)

October 20th- St. Louis University (9:00)

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

There will be a College Fair at Mater Dei on October 12th from 6:30-8:15. FAFSA and financial aid presentations are scheduled for 6:30 and 7:15 in the Lampe Commons.


Attention Seniors & Senior Parents:  A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be at Central on the evening of October 25th from 5:30-7:30 in the computer lab to assist parents with questions while filling out the FAFSA online.


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.


Congratulations to the following students who have been elected to the 2016 Homecoming court:

Freshman Class Representatives: Chase Wise, Abigail Wright, Jackson Haag, and Emit Jansen

Sophomore Class Representatives: Addison Burns, Kennedy Luebbers, Kobey O'Brien and Calvin Rakers

Junior Class Representatives: Olivia Wesselmann, Sierra Zanger, Trent Nunn and Lucas Wobbe

The Senior King and Queen Candidates are: Sydney Becker, Michelle Parker, Lindsey Rakers, and Madisyn Wuest, Hunter Toeben, Dominic Weary, Dalton Wise and Colin Wright


Students:   If you are having trouble with your computer logins, please sign the technology sheet located in the media center.


Reminder to Students:  Tutoring is available to all students at Central.  If you feel you may need some assistance with your classes, please sign-up in the office for before/after school tutoring or request to see Mrs. Boruff or Mrs. Hughes during your regular study hall hour.  


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).



We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) results have arrived and we can report some very positive results.  The PARCC was administered to students enrolled in English III and Algebra II last spring. 

The test results for Central students are very high and are well above state averages in both subject matters.  We have also received individual score summaries that are being mailed home with a letter containing some explanation.

The entire School Report Card ( can be found on the school website if you would like to review these test results or any other information about Central.  If you have any questions concerning the PARCC Test, please contact us at or call us at 526-4578.



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


Wednesday, October 19th at the Breese KC hall

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




Hardees in Breese is hiring for evening shifts.






Oct 4 -          Photo Retake Day

Oct 7 -          Faculty Meeting – 11:30 am dismissal

Oct 8 -          Homecoming Dance – 8 pm – 11 pm

Oct 10 -        Columbus day – No School

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

Oct 28 -        Teachers’ Institute – No School