Cougar Announcements!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Teachers:  please release the boys’ track team at 2:25 today.


There will be a meeting in the west gym today during channel one for all girls planning on playing basketball next season who currently aren't participating in a spring sport at Central.


There will be a meeting during Channel One on Tuesday, Mar. 31, for all prom court members.  Please meet in Room 40E--Mrs. Pettus.  


All Student Council members need to see Mrs. Kujawa sometime today.


There will be a Student Council meeting for all members on April 1st at 7:00 am in Mrs. Kujawa’s room.


ANY FBLA member who has not turned in their Tervis tumbler packet needs to see Mrs. Decker or Mrs. Langhauser ASAP today. 


Seniors: Just a reminder that the following scholarships are due next week to Miss Lohman on their respective due dates: Silver Cougars, Westendorf, Clinton County Electric, Cougar Pride, Alumni, Blake Thole Memorial & Al Warnecke Memorial Scholarship. Late applications will not be accepted.


Attention new National Honor Society inductees: All reservations and money for guests for the induction ceremony on April 23rd is due to Miss Lohman by the end of the day on April 9th.


Have you signed up for the WE CAN 5K?  Only 1 day left to get your permission slip signed and turned in.  In order to participate in the event on April 17th you must have a parent signature on file with Mrs. Kuajwa by April 1st. See Mrs. Kujawa if there are any questions.


Deadline to purchase a yearbook is April 1st.  Purchase price is $48.


Attention Seniors!  WE Day has been scheduled for Thursday, April 23.  Please sign up in the office by Tuesday, April 7 if you plan to attend.  Seniors not attending are expected to be in class.


10 FBLA members competed in the Illinois State Leadership conference Friday and Saturday in Springfield. Alex Rest got 4th in Introduction to Information Technology! Cheyenne Lohman and Madison Lewis got 3rd in Management and Decision Making. They are all qualified to compete in the National FBLA Leadership Conference this summer in Chicago!! Congratulation to all the students who competed!!! 


Congratulations to the 2015 Prom Court Members:  Courtney Fisher, Michelle Fuehne, Haley Holtmann, Alissa Koch, Jessica Peters, Kylee Wuest; Dillon Albers, Brett Becker, Nick Dall, Collin Kretschmer, Sean Luitjohan, and Brandon Richter.


Alex Diekmann competed at the Illinois FFA State Proficiency Contest at the U of I Campus this weekend and was named the State winner in the area of Dairy Production Placement. The Diek will now represent Illinois at the National FFA Proficiency Contest in this area in June.  


Anyone interested in trying out for Cheerleading for the 2015-2016 season needs to get open gym information from the office or see Mrs. Jacob or Mrs. Porterfield for an open gym parental consent forms! Open gyms will start for all current freshman- juniors on Sunday April 12th 4:00-6:00 pm. and all incoming freshman on Wednesday, April 15th 3:30 – 5:00 pm.


Kaskaskia College will have admission representatives here at Central on April 22nd all day to register students for classes next fall and summer. Seniors did sign up for appointment times when the KC was here for pre-registration in February. There are still some spots open for students who did not attend the meeting or did not sign up that day. The sign-up sheet is in Miss Lohman's office to sign up for a time slot or to double check what time your appointment is.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

KC’s Summer Jump Start Program – 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 four credit hours.  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.  Students will be responsible for all fees, textbook cost & half of the tuition.  All information must be provided in order to process your form.  Forms can be picked up from Miss Lohman or Mrs. Schneider.  Deadline:  KC must receive forms by Noon the Friday before start of each semester.


Attention Seniors

Do you have a minimum 2.5 GPA (3.5/5.0 GPA for the Central's Class of 2015)?  Do you exemplify the Y’s Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility? If so, you are eligible to apply for the Y-Scholar award of $1,500 toward your college expenses! The YMCA of Southwest Illinois branches are currently accepting applications for their Y-Scholar award. To apply: -Obtain Y-Scholar application at your local branch or -Submit a Letter of Recommendation -Submit school transcripts & ACT/SAT scores  Lindenwood University will provide each of our Y Scholars with a $4,000 scholarship if they choose to attend the Belleville campus as a commuter student. For any Y Scholars who choose to attend Lindenwood University in Belleville and live on campus, the University will provide them with a $7,000 scholarship. Deadline is March 31st. 


KC updates:  Registration for summer and fall classes will begin online on March 23rd and in-person registration will begin on March 30th.  The Trenton Center will have a staff person available for face-to-face registrations from 8am to 6pm daily (8-4 on Fridays).  Students are welcome to visit the center at any time.  We also offer assistance with completing financial aid paperwork and proctor placement testing.


The Compass placement test is also available to students at the Trenton Education Center.  Students can visit the center from 8-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8-3 Friday, and 8-10am on Saturday for Compass testing.  Other appointments are available upon request.  The Trenton Center can accommodate multiple test takers at one time. 


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.


Breese Journal and Publishing Company is looking for someone to clean the offices after school.  Position would start after school (around 3:00 o’clock) and take roughly 4 hours a shift, Monday thru Friday.  General office cleaning, no heavy lifting.  Pay would be $9.00 per hour, potentially more if person has experience or works out well.  Position open immediately.  Apply in person at the Breese Journal and Publishing Company at 8060 Old Hwy 50, Breese, IL.  Ask for Dave or Brenda.


Seniors:  Wiegmann Construction is looking for part time and full time summer help.   If interested, please call 978-4279.


Spring Health Fairs:  Dates & Locations: April 8-Trenton 1st UMC; April 21-Carlyle KC.  Each location is open 6-10 am.  A pre-registration form with details is available at the hospital, HealthPlex, community locations and



Cougar Parents,


The Qmlativ Family Access Portal has added a new feature.  Parents and students the ability to access their report card for the most recent grading period.  Clicking on the “Report Card” icon will allow you to review a single page document that shows the most up-to-date report card information for your child.  Students will also be able to access this information on the Student Access Portal.  We encourage all students and parents to review these grades let us know if you have questions.  To print the Report Card, open the “Printer Friendly Version” and you can get a PDF file to print in a portrait or landscape version as seen on the screen.  Directions for accessing all information on the Qmlativ Family Access Portal can be found in a series of screen shots located on the front page of the school website.  If you have any questions about the information or the procedures for accessing the Family Access Portal on Qmlativ, please submit those questions to and we will attempt to provide assistance.  

Cougar Parents,

For updates and other valuable information regarding Central, please review “Mr. Meyer’s Quarterly Message” on the front page of the school website.  Thank you.






Apr 1 – Early Dismissal – 1:15 pm

Apr 2-6 – Spring Break

May 2 – Prom 8 pm to 11 pm

Apr 10 – Musical – “Oklahoma” – 7:30 pm

Apr 11 – Musical – “Oklahoma” – 7:30 pm

Apr 12 – Musical – “Oklahoma” – 2:00 pm

May 2 – Prom – 8 to 11 pm

May 20, 21, 22 Three-Day Exam Schedule   (All Students except exempt Seniors)

Friday, May 22 - last School Day and Teacher Workday – 1:15 dismissal

Tuesday, May 26 - Senior Breakfast (8:00 A.M.) and Graduation Rehearsal

Thursday, May 28 - Graduation Ceremony (7:00 P.M.)