Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Buy a Pasquale's Gift Card, Support Bear Creek!

Support Bear Creek! Pasquale's will donate $5 to Bear Creek for every $25 gift card purchased. You must show the flyer when you make the gift card purchase. The offer is valid until December 21.

CLICK HERE FOR PASQUALE'S FLYER

Friday, December 8, 2017

Barnes and Noble Bookfair December 9/Online to December 14

Support the CHS Senior Party AND get your holiday shopping done!

This Saturday, December 9, the CHS Senior Party will be having an in-store bookfair at Barnes & Noble in the Apache Mall. Just bring the attached voucher along when you pay for your purchases, and the CHS senior party will receive 10% of proceeds. CLICK HERE FOR THE VOUCHER

Doing your holiday shopping online? No problem.
Just go to www.bn.com/bookfairs and enter bookfair ID# 12295481.
The online bookfair goes from 12/9 to 12/14.
Thank you for supporting the CHS Senior Party!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

International Foods Day for Bear Creek - December 15

Century is happy to have its first International Foods Day for Bear Creek! Please consider sharing your family’s favorite international dish with our students and staff. Food would need to be brought to Century on Friday, December 15th before lunches. All donations will go towards the Bear Creek Fundraiser. To sign up, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/LYQCL4SB7zPB2ki63

Seniors - Make Sure You Apply For FInancial Aid

According to the Department of Education, as of December 6th just one third of Century Seniors had filed for Financial Aid for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you are one of them, good job! However, since we typically have over 90% of our graduates going on to attend higher education, there are likely a number of seniors who should apply for financial aid who have not done so yet.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) became available for students planning to attend college next year on October 1. This is different than in the past, when it opened on January 1. Students and families can complete the FAFSA for next year using their tax information for 2016, so you should already have all the information you need to file the FAFSA - there is no need to wait!

The FAFSA can be accessed at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

For most high school age students, both the student and family will have to complete the required information. Even for families who find they do not qualify for aid, there can be value in going through the process in order to review the resources available to pay for school. Sometimes families are also surprised to discover they qualify for aid they did not expect. Students and families can talk to their counselor or to Jamie Johnson, RCTC Transitions Advisor, if they have questions about financial aid.

Hopefully by the end of the year our FAFSA completion rate will approach 100%!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Senior Deadlines

The deadline to submit your senior picture is Monday, Dec 18. Make sure your senior picture has been submitted or your junior picture will be used instead. All the information is on the Century website under the “Activities” tab and “Yearbook.”

Time is running out to get your cap and gown without charge. Turn in your order form to the main office by Dec 15 to avoid having to pay. Check the list in the main office if you are unsure.


Career and College Events December 2017

Students can check with one of the counseling offices for a pass to attend a meeting with an admissions counselor in the Century Career Center Conference Room in C157 off of the Forum. Students and parents are encouraged to learn more by attending these information sessions.

Every Tuesday students and families can meet with Jamie Johnson, RCTC Transitions Advisor, in C157 to discuss the college application and financial aid process in general as well as address specific questions about transitioning to 
RCTC.

Tuesday, December 12
University of Nebraska-Lincoln will have a representative in C157 at 11:15 AM.

Thursday, December 14
South Dakota State University from Brookings will have a representative in C157 at 7:40 AM.

Tuesday, December 19
Pharmacy 101 education session offered by the Mayo Clinic Department of Pharmacy. 6:00-8:00 PM  outside the Heritage Hall Museum on the main floor/street level of the Mayo Building. RSVP to rstpharmacystudents@mayo.edu by December 12.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Breakfast With Santa/Holiday Bazaar - December 9

Breakfast With Santa and Crafts at the Holiday Bazaar!
When: December 9th • 8:00-11:00 AM
Where: Century High School Cafeteria 
Why: Fundraiser event to help benefit Bear Creek Services, 
10% of the Bazaar proceeds will be donated as well.
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Century Math League Takes First Place

Congratulations to the Century Math League for their first place finish at their second Big 9 meet! Century finished strong with 102 total points followed by John Marshall 65, Mayo 57, Owatonna 14, Austin 10, and Faribault 10. Congratulations to Tracy Zhang who had perfect scores on her two tests and Richard Huang, Daniel Kim, Alexander Zhu, and Benjamin Yan, who had perfect scores on one of their two tests.

Holiday Treat Day for Century Staff - December 12

SIGN UP TO BRING TREATS AND/OR VOLUNTEER:

It is a tradition for the Century PTSA to provide treats for the staff one day during the holidays.  Holiday Treat Day will be Tuesday, December 12​ and we are in need of generous families to provide cookies, bars, fruit or candy to show gratitude and spread "Holiday Cheer" to the Century staff.

Treats can be dropped off between 7:30 and 8:15 A.M.  in the circle in front of the main entrance.  Volunteers will be there to take your treats from your car and bring them into the building.  We are also in need of volunteers that morning to help with taking the dropped off treats into the building.

Please click the link below to sign up to provide treats and/or help transport the treats into the lounge, arranging them for the staff to enjoy.
Thank you for your generosity,
Century PTSA

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

That 70s Party - January 27, 2018

CLICK HERE FOR SENIOR PARTY FUNDRAISER INFORMATION




THAT 70s PARTY
Date: January 27, 2018
Time 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Location: 125 LIVE

Pizza Ranch Tip Night for Century Girls Hockey

Please support the Century Girls Hockey Team at Pizza Ranch 1580 2nd Ave NW, Stewartville on Wednesday November 29th 4:30-9pm.  The girls will refill beverages and bus tables for tips.  Pizza Ranch will donate a percentage of the till.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Chat With the Principal - Monday, December 4

The next scheduled Chat With the Principal is Monday, December 4 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Forum. Chat With the Principal is a monthly event sponsored by the Century PTSA. All Century parents/guardians are invited to attend. Century Principal Chris Fogarty will share the latest Century news and take feedback and questions from parents.

Can't make this Chat With the Principal but would like to submit a question for Principal Fogarty to address? Use this online form (below) to send in your question!
Submit Online Chat Question for Principal Fogarty

Notes from previous chats are also available online here. 

Upcoming Chat With the Principal Dates - mark your calendars!
Thursday, January 11        Noon – 1:00 pm
Thursday, February 15      Noon - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 20            Noon – 1:00 pm
Monday, April 16              Noon – 1:00 pm
Thursday, May 17             Noon – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Chat With the Principal Notes from November 14

Did you miss the Chat With the Principal on November 14?
CLICK HERE for the notes from the November 14 Chat.
The next Chat With the Principal is scheduled for Monday, December 4 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Forum (before the Band Concert).

Can't make Chat With the Principal but would like to submit a question for Principal Fogarty to address? Use this online form (below) to send in your question!
Submit Online Chat Question for Principal Fogarty

Monday, November 20, 2017

Regional Science Fair Info

CLICK HERE FOR REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR INFO

Parents of Seniors!

It's time to register for the Senior Class Party being held the night of June 9th, 2018! This is an annual "lock-in" the night of graduation. All senior students are encouraged to attend. The night will include games, prizes, and entertainment including extreme inflatables, and a hypnotist!  Also included in your registration fee is all the food they can eat, not to mention a prize for each student at the end of the night!

You MUST register in advance to attend!
Sign up now for the best price!  
$60 until December 31, 2017

On January 1 the price will increase to $80

Forms can be found in the Century HS main office, or online at: 
CLICK HERE FOR THE SENIOR PARTY REGISTRATION FORM

Century PTSA Meeting - Tuesday, November 28 6:30-7:30pm

Parents/Families - Join us for the next PTSA meeting of the year on Tuesday, November 28 from 6:30-7:30pm in the Forum. ALL Century parents and families are welcome!
Mark your calendars for the remaining PTSA meetings this year:
Monday, February 12, 2018 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:30-7:30pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 6:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

9th Grade School Profile

Parents of 9th Graders,

A copy of the CHS profile, tailored to our 9th graders, has been posted on the 9th grade news tab!  It includes some general information about Century, as well as some data points regarding our 9th grade class specifically.  This information was presented to all 9th graders in English class and a discussion took place to analyze the information.  It has generated some great discussion, questions, thoughts, etc. from some of our 9th graders.  Feel free to share your thoughts: momurphy@rochester.k12.mn.us

Sincerely,
Molly Murphy

9th Grade Administrator


CLICK HERE FOR 9TH GRADE SCHOOL PROFILE

Monday, November 13, 2017

College and Career Events November 13 - December 2

Students can check with one of the counseling offices for a pass to attend a meeting with an admissions counselor in the Century Career Center Conference Room in C157 off of the Forum. Students and parents are encouraged to learn more by attending these information sessions.

Every Tuesday students and families can meet with Jamie Johnson, RCTC Transitions Advisor, in C157 to discuss the college application and financial aid process in general as well as address specific questions about transitioning to 
RCTC.

Monday, November 13
University of Minnesota, Morris will have a representative in C157 at 2:00 PM.

Tuesday, November 14
Vermillion College from Ely, MN will have a representative in C157 at 10:45 AM.

Iowa State University from Ames will have a representative in C157 at 1:15 PM.

Wednesday, November 15
Concordia College from Moorhead, MN will have a representative in C157 at 1:15 PM.

Thursday, November 16
Free bus trip to visit Winona State University.

Monday, November 20
Yale University will have a student representative, Century Alumnus David Jiang, in C157 at 10:30 AM.

Thursday, November 30
St. Cloud State University will have a representative in C157 at 10:30 AM.

Friday, December 1
University of Wisconsin, Superior will have a representative in C157 at 1:00 PM.