Cougar Announcements!

Friday, April 29, 2016


Freshman through junior softball players report to room 8bw during Channel One today.


Next year’s juniors or seniors that play the offensive or defensive line meet in the main gym during Channel One today.


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


Baseball pictures will be May 6th right after school. Order forms are in the office.


Tickets for Central vs. Mater Dei baseball game at GCS Stadium are now available. See a player or Mr. Crask. Cost is $4. Game is Monday, May 9.


There will be a parent/player meeting this Sunday evening for anyone planning on playing football next year.  Any incoming freshman or new comers to the program will need to be at the meeting 6:00 p.m.  All returning players will need to be at the meeting at 6:30 p.m.


Spanish Club members wanting to go and eat at El Indio in New Baden next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. can sign up outside Sra. Rueter's door.  


Juniors: next week, May 2-May 6, we will be decorating for prom starting at 6 p.m., Mon-Thurs, and starting at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.


Juniors and Seniors:  Prom tickets will go on sale next week:  May 2-6.  Buy your ticket during your lunch.  Single: $8.00; Couple:  $16.00.


Post Prom tickets are currently on sale in the office through Thursday 5/5/16.  Tickets are $10.00 each you do not need to attend prom to attend post prom.  Parent donations can be sent in with post prom ticket money. 


POST PROM:  There was an overwhelming response to the vote for what you want to see at Post Prom, Thank you!  It was unanimous that you would like to continue the MORP contest and also the Lip Sync so it is up to you to volunteer for these acts.   Traditionally MORP was for just Senior boys but we need a minimum of 4 contestants but preferably more, Junior boys if you are interested please sign up too.  It is a great way to earn some extra cash and entertain others too!  Every contestant receives $20.00 for participating plus prizes are given to the winners of each category (Best Evening Gown, Best Interview, Best Talent and Best Overall)!  Lip Sync would be new this year so please sign up your name and the song you would like to perform!  Any questions don’t hesitate to contact Dana Lake 618-973-7862.  Forms may be picked up in the office.


Centralia High School will be offering summer school courses in Math Essentials or Occupational English. Any student who needs a recovery credit in English or math with Geometry content needs to see their counselor for more information. Central allows students to earn 1 summer school credit per summer if necessary. Non-resident tuition is $200. 


KC will once again be offering their Jump Start program this summer. Eligible students for the Summer semester are those who have completed their Freshman, Sophomore or Junior year who attend a High School in the Kaskaskia College District. Any student who has graduated high school is not eligible. Tuition will be waived for half of the cost of up to three credit hours. Students will be responsible for all fees, textbook cost & half of the tuition. All information must be provided in order to process your form. Students need to see Miss Lohman for forms. Deadline: Forms must be received by Noon the Friday before start of each semester. 


SIUE Engineering Summer Camps: SIUE will be offering three one week-long residential camps this year: Session 1 runs from June 5-10, 2016; Session 2 runs from June 12-17, 2016; and Session 3 runs from June 19-24, 2016. This program introduces various engineering disciplines, computer science and construction management to current freshmen, sophomore and junior high school students through a set of activities that are fun, challenging, and thought-provoking.  Students have the opportunity to participate in various hands-on laboratory experiments, design contests and field trips.  Students will also get a flavor of residential college life, and will hopefully build lasting friendships with their peers from other high schools. The fee for this year’s program is $450, and includes accommodations, food, transportation to and from field trips, as well as all necessary materials and supplies.  A limited number of scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate inability to pay the full cost of the program.  The priority deadline is April 1st. Additional information and the application is available at:


Breese American Legion Post 252 is looking for part-time custodial assistants.  Call Betty at 604.5276 for details and to schedule interview.


Summer Help - Grapperhaus Metal Company, Inc. is looking for summer help.  Can start before summer Mon-Fri after school til 5 pm and Sat. 7am-1pm.  Summer hours will be 7am-5pm Mon-Fri and Sat 7am-1pm.  Stop by the office if interested: 20521 Fricker Road, Highland, IL 62249

Knotty Pine is now hiring waitresses.   Must be at least 16 years old.  Apply in person.


Little Augies is hiring pizza makers and waitresses/waiters.  Call 526-7040.





The Academic Achievement Awards program will be held at Central Community High School on Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 P.M. in the Commons Area.  Special recognitions that will be presented at the event include scholarships, certificates for performance on standardized tests, attendance recognitions, and special academic awards.  Special guests giving memorial scholarships and community organizations from surrounding institutions will be in attendance to present honors. 


The students and their parents who will be recognized will receive a personal letter from the school as an invitation.  If you get a letter, your son/daughter will be receiving some recognition!  (The award or scholarship will not be listed for sake of keeping many a surprise to the recipients.)  Please encourage your son/daughter to dress in an appropriate manner for photos and plan to help us recognize their great achievements during the evening.  Everyone from the public is also invited to attend and share in the celebration of these achievements.  



May 5 -              Academic Achievement Awards – 7:00 pm

May 6 -              Faculty Meeting – 11:30 am dismissal

May 19,20 & 23  Three Day Exam Schedule (All Students except exempt seniors)

May 23              Last Day of School and Teacher Workday – Grades due end of day – 1:15 pm dismissal

May 24              Senior Breakfast (8:00 am) and Graduation Rehearsal

May 26 -            Senior Graduation – 7:00 pm