Daily Announcements

Central Cougars
Daily Announcements
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The following students need to pick up their chromebooks in the media center: Gabrielle Coley, Rylan McKee, Alex Jansen, Joshua Jones, Jeffrey Keith.

Mrs. Short's freshman advisory students are required to stay during 8th period today to meet with Mrs. Jones in the commons.

All Student Council members will need report to room 2W today at 2:05 pm.

Girls’ basketball players will meet in the East gym immediately following 7th period on Wednesday, September 30th. Representatives from Lee's Sports will be here for a shoe fitting. Also, there will be a player/parent meeting Thursday, October 1st, at 5:15.

Attention Seniors: ISAC will be presenting a Step by Step Webex workshop on how to fill out the FAFSA on October 7th at 6:00pm for students and parents to attend. Families that want to attend need to have their senior sign up on the google sheet in the Class of 2021 google classroom as seats are limited.


Congratulations to Kolten Diesen! Kolten was among the 1.5 million juniors nationwide that took the PSAT/NMSQT last year. Kolten has earned the honor of being one of the 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for the National Merit Scholarship awards for his exceptional academic promise. Congratulations Kolten on this tremendous accomplishment!! Central is extremely proud of you!!

Congrats to our newly elected FFA officers.
President - Zach Kampwerth
Vice President- Tyler Gerdes
Reporter - Drew Diesen
Secretary - Dee Boeing
Treasurer - Sam Helmink
Sentinel - Brock Heimann
Director - Lauren Wolter
Director - Hunter Jansen

The following college representatives will be meeting with seniors either via a zoom meeting or in person on the following dates. Any senior interested in meeting with a representative needs to sign up on the google sheet in the Class of 2021 google classroom. Students need to sign up at least a day in advance so zoom links can be sent. Any meeting with no one signing up will be cancelled. More colleges will be added as they contact the school.

September 30th: Illinois College (Zoom)
October 20th: Southern Illinois University (Zoom)
October 21st: Eastern Illinois University (Zoom)
October 26th: Iowa Wesleyan University (In person-deadline to sign up, the end of the day on Oct. 22nd)

Attention Seniors: The FAFSA for the 2021-22 school year becomes available on October 1st. An ISAC representative will be holding a WebEx Financial Aid Presentation on September 28th at 6:oo pm for parents and students. The link to the presentation will be posted in the Class of 2021 as soon as Miss Lohman gets it. If the date and time does not work for you check the announcement in the google classroom from September 14th for additional dates through another resource.

The following is a fact about childhood cancer…
Globally, cancer stole 11.5 million years of healthy life away from children in 2017. The total could be lower if all children received adequate care.

The Advanced Mechanics class is currently building go carts and they are looking for sponsors for their race teams. If you are interested in sponsoring a go cart or if you know a person or a business that would like to sponsor, please contact Ms. Carlson (hcarlson@centralcougars.org) or Ben Frohn (bfrohn@centralcougars.org).

Did you know that Central has a supply store that allows students to get items they may need for free. The store contains things like personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and more. It carries school supplies such as binders, notebooks, and pencils. It also has food and snacks that can be used here at school or taken home for later. You can check out the store items by contacting a teacher, an aide, a counselor, Mrs. Koerkenmeier the social worker, Mrs. Boruff the nurse, or Dr. Ketchum. In addition, the store hosts clothing giveaways 2-3 times a year for students to pick out clothing for free. Clothing is currently set up on the stage and students can visit the clothing store during their lunch or get a pass to the main office during 8th hour to shop. The clothing store will be open for at least the next 2 weeks so be sure to stop in soon to get first pick of items. If at any time you are in need of something, reach out to any one of the staff members listed above and they will help you find the best way to access the store.

Reminders to all students who need to attend a class remotely:

1) Students need to be on the Google Meet or Go Guardian video conference at the start of each class. If students join late, it is extremely difficult for teachers to take accurate attendance. Also, if students do not have an excuse for the tardy, then consequences will be issued similar to those for being late to in-person class.

2) When attending classes remotely, students must use their centralcougars.org Google account. If you login with another account then you will be asked to leave the meeting and rejoin with the correct account. Again, if this becomes a common occurrence for an individual student, then disciplinary action may be taken.

Juniors and Seniors - a few reminders for before school
• We appreciate you waiting in your vehicles until 7:55; however, please make sure you are prepared to walk in the building and proceed straight to 1st hour. This might require you to pack your backpack the day before in preparation for 1st hour. If you do not enter the building until close to 8 am and still have to access your locker, you will be tardy to class.
All Students - a few reminders for lunches
• When eating, be sure you are socially distanced from your friend because your masks will be off.
• If you are outside, eating, you still must be socially distanced. This will only allow two students per outdoor table. Once you have finished eating, you are welcome to take off your masks as long as you keep 6 feet of distance between students.
Attention Cougar Family:
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. TeamEli has had many fundraiser opportunities either cancelled or postponed to next year due to Covid 19. We again are reaching out to you for your support in raising funds for St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee because cancer doesn’t take days off and the kids need our help. We are asking all students and staff to bring in donations to their first hour class on Friday, September 4. Last year the Cougar Community raised nearly $5000 for St. Jude’s in honor of Coach Lobb’s late grandson, Eli. The first hour class who raises the most donations will be awarded with a donuts breakfast with drinks. TeamEli would like to thank you all in advance for your donations in finding a cure for this terrible disease. No child deserves to die in the dawn of their life!
The following are a few facts about childhood cancer…
1. St Jude is the top childhood cancer hospital and research facility in the world according to US News and World Report.
2. St Jude is the only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Care Center that is solely devoted to children.
3. St. Jude has 8 clinics in states around the US.... two in Louisiana, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Illinois, Oklahoma and Missouri.
4. Only 4% of the billions of dollars the government spends annually on cancer research is directed towards treating children. This is unacceptable!
5. 95% of childhood cancer survivors have significant health-related issues because of the current treatment options.

Job Opportunities

Sam’s Pizza is hiring. Looking for one kitchen worker willing to work after school and weekends. Flexible hours. Contact Alex Dugan 618 409 4446

Dairy and Grain farmer, Stanley Hueslmann, is looking for individuals to work on his farm. If interested, please call him at 304-2550.

Aviston Countryside Manor has two job openings for Dietary Aides. Hours – M-F - 4-7pm; Sat-Sun - 5am-1:30pm. Minimum wage, flexible with after school activities and friendly environment. Duties include washing dishes, help serve food and general clean up. If interested, apply on their Facebook page.



Oct 9 - Faculty Meeting – 11:30 am dismissal
Oct 12 - Columbus Day – No School
Oct 23 - Teacher’s Institute – No School
Oct 29 - Student Photo Retake
Nov 3 - Election Day – No School
Nov 10 - Parent Teachers Conferences – 6pm – 8:30pm
Nov 11 - Veteran’s Day – No School
Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
Dec 22 - Winter Break Begins – 1:15 dismissal
Jan 4 - Classes Resume

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