Tuesday, December 20, 2016

If you have a student that is a senior this year please read the following very carefully.

1. All electronic photos should be in JPEG format
2. Senior photo yearbook deadline: December 19th 2016 – Please get photos in as soon as possible
3. Senior quote deadline: December 19th 2016 – Please get quotes in as soon as possible

* All senior photos should be sent via email to centuryhighschoolmnyearbook@gmail.com 
* You may turn in a scanned copy of your photo if that is the only option - but as a warning, the quality will not be as good as a photo sent via email. 
- If you do not receive a "thank you, we've received your message" email, that means we did not receive your photo, quote or question.”

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

PSAT Interpretation December 8 in Forum During Lunch

There will be a PSAT interpretation session for students who took the PSAT this October on Thursday, December 8 in the Forum during all three lunches. This session will provide information on what your results mean and how to use them to shape your decisions about future ACT and SAT testing. Your personal results will also be available at this session. You should also receive them electronically next Monday along with an access code for other resources from the College Board.

Monday, December 5, 2016

9th Grade News Update - December 5, 2016

The 9th grade Data and Assessment Team has been studying the effects of homework. We have been reading and analyzing research that supports both sides of this topic.
During the week of December 5th, each 9th grader will take a homework survey about the four core classes (English, math, science, and social studies). The purpose of the survey is to gather information from the student's perspective about how much homework is being assigned, how much homework is being completed at home, and whether or not the homework benefits the student. We will also collect information about how the student feels regarding feedback from teachers and the usefulness of each class in his or her long-term education.

All 9th Grade News Updates are Archived in the 9th Grade News tab at the top of the Century Panther Press main page. These updates provide information and provide opportunities for feedback on what Century staff is doing to focus on the issues that impact the grade 9 transition and help the class of 2020 realize its potential.

Every time the 9th Grade News tab is updated, an article will be posted on the Century Panther Press and the Rochester Century High School Facebook page. Make sure you sign up for "Follow by Email" on the main page of the Century Panther Press and Follow the Rochester Century High School Facebook page so you don't miss any updates.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Century Visitor Policy

As a reminder - now that we are getting closer to the holiday season, if students have older siblings or friends home from college, They MUST have arrangements made ahead of time with the staff to let the front Welcome Desk know they are coming. Arrangements must be made days in advance. This is our visitor policy. ALL visitors must be have their Driver's License available to be scanned in to come in to the building.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

High School Gifted Services Information

On December 1, there was a High School Gifted Services Parent Information Night. If you were not able to attend, CLICK HERE for the power point.

If you have any questions about this information and these programs, please contact
Shane Baker, Century Gifted Services Specialist at shbaker@rochester.k12.mn.us.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Chat With the Principal - Tuesday, December 13 Noon – 1:00 pm

“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.

Upcoming 2016-17 Chat With the Principal Dates
Tuesday, December 13         Noon – 1:00 pm
Monday, January 9               7:00 – 8:00 pm
Monday, February 6             Noon - 1:00 pm
Monday, March 20               Noon – 1:00 pm
Thursday, April 13               7:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 9                    7:15 – 8:15 am

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Help a Century Family this Holiday

Every year at holiday time, Century staff gives a holiday package to our "in transition" families. The package includes a complete dinner (ham, milk, butter, bread, potatoes), lots of canned vegetables, fruit, and soups and a few age appropriate gifts.

We are hoping that Century parents and families would be willing to make some donations toward these packages. Donations can include:
  • Gift cards for Target, Hyvee, Walmart to buy groceries
  • Small gifts (blankets, socks, etc.)
We are also looking for donations of gently used winter outerwear and boots.
All donations can be dropped off in the Main Office - tell them it is for the "In Transition" Project.
Thank you for your help!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bear Creek Activities - December 5 to 22

Are you ready for our annual Bear Creek Fundraiser - the fun and excitement begin on December 5th!
What? 18 days of fundraising and awareness raising!
Why? To come together as a community to raise $25,000+ to share with Bear Creek Services and Center City Housing.
Who? The entire Century Community- Faculty, staff, parents and most importantly students!
When? December 5th Kick-off right through the Bear Creek Extreme Assembly on December 22nd.

Calendar of events with details and registrations are available on the Bear Creek website -
Cash donations or prizes for the raffle are always welcome and can be dropped off in the main office.

Bear Creek events include:

  • Dodge Ball, Pickle Ball and Basketball Tournaments 
  • The Annual wild game feed and raffle 
  • Donuts and cocoa in the mornings 
  • Candy Cane sales Breakfast with Santa 
  • The 4th Annual Reindeer Run and Santa Shuffle 
  • Mystery Date Night 
  • Rent a Senior 
  • Bear Hugs for sale 
  • Singing Telegrams 
  • And much, much more! 

Yearbook Century Siblings

“The Century Yearbook will be doing another addition of “Century Siblings” this year. If you have two students going to Century at the same time and would like to send in a cute sibling photo of them (baby photo, childhood photo, or even a recent photo of the two together) we are accepting them digitally. Please email the photos to centuryhighschoolmnyearbook@gmail.com before Dec 19th. Thank you.”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Senior Party 2017 - Two important messages for parents of Seniors

First: Buy your student's ticket to the all-night Senior graduation party at Century High School now while the cost is still $60. Price goes up to $80 on December 17th so get yours in today. A registration form is attached or can be found on the Century website under resources/senior party - forms and payment can be mailed in, or dropped off in the Century office. Financial assistance is available if needed - please contact the principal, Mr. Fogarty, for more information. Your Senior won't want to miss this memorable event!

Second: Save the Date! Get ready to show how much ‘We Love Our Seniors’ at an adult fundraiser for the 2017 Senior Party on Saturday, January 28th. It will be a fun evening of food, and a silent auction. Ticket information will be coming soon!

In the meantime, we need your help! Donations are needed! Silent auctions are often most successful when they include unique items that can’t just be bought online or in a store. Experiences are especially great! Everyone has something they could donate. Need ideas? If you have a timeshare, or a vacation home, you could donate a week’s vacation. Are you season ticket holders for the Vikings (Twins, Wild, etc…)? Donate a pair of tickets to a game. Are you a gourmet cook? Donate a dinner party or a lesson in preparing your specialty. A gourmet dinner recently sold for $1800 at a local school auction. Love to bake? Donate a ‘year of pies’. Plumber? Donate a water heater installation. Lawyer? Donate will writing services. Another idea is to get together with senior parents from the groups your child is involved with, and donate a theme basket. Last year a group of senior parents put together a beautiful Italian dinner basket with gourmet ingredients and utensils. The possibilities are endless! Remember it’s for a great cause - to give our kids an amazing (and SAFE!) night they’ll remember for a lifetime.

For more information or to make a donation, contact either of the Fundraiser co-chairs,
Allison Robelia allison.robelia1@gmail.com
Ginger Kerr  ginger691@q.com

Thank you!! Senior Party Committee

Holiday Treat Day December 13 - Donations and Volunteers Needed


It is a tradition for the PTSA to provide treats for the Century staff one day during the holidays. Holiday Treat Day will be Tuesday, December 13th 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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Purchasing a 2016-2017 Yearbook

1.       Go to https://www.treering.com/

2.       Click on Buy a Yearbook (upper right hand corner)

3.       Enter state, enter school passcode 1014623801632121

4.       Select Century High School Rochester, MN

5.       Enter your information – select role -  name – email

6.       Add student name

7.       Go through the purchase process – price is 57.44 

8.       Your student now has the ability to create their own two custom pages for their yearbook. They can follow the instructions on the website to create their pages or opt out of the custom pages. This is a free service.

9.       Orders must be placed from a desktop or laptop.  Orders cannot be placed from mobile apps.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Upcoming College and Career Events

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 

Upcoming Visits and Events:

Monday, November 28
South Dakota State University from Brookings will visit in C157 at 9:00 AM.

Wednesday, November 30
Michigan Tech from Houghton, MI will visit in C157 at 9:30 AM.

Concordia College from Moorhead, MN will visit in C157 at 11:00 AM.

Thursday, December 8
Vanderbilt University from Nashville, TN will visit in C157 at 2:30 PM.

Tuesday, December 13
University of Northern Iowa from Cedar Falls will visit in C157 at 12:30 PM.

Wednesday, December 14
University of Wisconsin - Superior will visit in C157 at 11:00 AM.

Thursday, December 15
US Army will visit the cafeteria during all three lunches.

Friday, December 16
University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse will visit in C157 at 1:00 PM.

Wednesday, December 21
Yale University will have information presented in C157 during 6th hour by David Jiang, a Century alumnus and current Yale undergraduate.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Texas Road House Fundraiser

We have an amazing fundraising opportunity with Texas Roadhouse for our senior party.

First, we are selling Century High School Themed Texas Roadhouse gift cards right now.  They can be purchased in $25, $50, or $100 denominations from now until November 28th.  Cards will be delivered the week of December 12th.   The Senior Party will get 10% of the total sales.  For every $25 worth of gift cards purchased, the purchaser will also receive a $5 coupon for Texas Roadhouse.  These gift cards can be used at any Texas Roadhouse location (there are over 480) and dont expire, so if you ever dine at Texas Roadhouse, this would be a great deal for you!

The gift cards would make great gifts, or you can also use your gift card at our Texas Roadhouse dine to donate on December 19th.  We will have dine to donate flyers to use that night coming soon.

Cards can be ordered by contacting Ellen Blanco at blancoellen@gmail.com   

And be looking also for our Barnes and Noble fundraiser coming December 8th.  
More information on that coming soon!                                                      

Seniors Cap & Gown Information

Jostens will be taking graduation orders, including cap and gowns on Monday, 11/21/2016 during lunch hours. This will take place in the CafĂ© at Century High School from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.

Jostens was here on Tuesday, 11/14, and gave a presentation to all seniors that were present during Advisory. Extra packets can be picked up in the Main Office.

There is no charge for the cap, gown and tassel. However, a souvenir tassel that will be delivered on order day is available in the package for a charge.

If you will miss the order day due to the band trip, the Main Office will take your order upon your return.

If you have questions regarding your order please contact Jostens directly at 507-282-5373.

Thank you!

Paul & Joe @ Jostens

Monday, November 14, 2016

Senior Advisory Jostens Cap & Gown Information Meeting

Who: Century High School Seniors
What: Jostens Cap & Gown Information Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016  9:45-10:30 Advisory Time
Where: Century High School Auditorium