Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Century Math Team

Good luck to the Century Math Team that will be competing at the State Meet Math League Championships on March 15th!

12th - Ayaan Jamaili, Stephen Wu

11th - Maggue Hu, Richard Xiong, Michael Huang, Vinay Deep Beram, Damian Kim

10th - Katherine Zhu

9th   - Golden Peng



National Center for Women in Computing and IT - Minnesota State Winners

Congratulations to those being recognized by the National Center for Women in Computing and IT from among hundreds of applicants in Minnesota!

  

Details about the award are here:  https://www.aspirations.org/recognitions/AiCAward

 

State Honorable Mention:

Nicole Alexandru - John Marshall


Certificate of Distinction:

Franziska Rinkleff - Century

Ann Scripture - Century

Alex Rolli - John Marshall

Lucy Rubin - John Marshall

Ashley Villar - John Marshall 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Reminder To Complete 4th Quarter Registration Link

Parents/guardians,

Thank you to those who have registered for 4th quarter as we prepare to return to school in-person on April 5th. For those who have not completed the short survey it would be extremely helpful to us if you would do this by Thursday, March 4th so we can continue planning. If you have questions please email or call us. Thanks so much for completing the form.


Nancy Denzer

Interim Principal

nadenzer@rochesterschools.org

507-328-5104

February Family Session Video and Resource list

Thank you to all of our Century families that were able to make it to the family session last night about Identifying Mental Health Concerns in Your Child and Next Steps.  Below is link to a recording of the presentation.  Attached is a resource list the presenter, Ashley Bauer, put together. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VGVMQ_fJxzVk1h_PLGpEri39P240hox-/view?usp=sharing

 

Century Spirit Wear

Looking for some new CHS spirit wear? Have you lettered this past year and need a jacket, patches or bars? This is a great opportunity to pick them up.

Stop by the school store this Thursday, March 4 or next Monday, March 8th from 4-8.

 We hope to see you there.

CLICK HERE FOR SCHOOL STORE APPAREL

HR Imaging Picture Day

Picture Day will be on April 8 & 9 at Century High School.

HR Imaging will mail an order form to families for student pictures.


Monday, March 1, 2021

Family Session Tonight

Tonight at 6pm we have a family evening session about Identifying Mental Health Concerns in Your Child and Next Steps. Here is the link to join https://meet.google.com/btb-giqq-xjj.  

We look forward to seeing many of our Century families at the session tonight!


Sunday, February 28, 2021

ACT Information for Students Testing March 2

Please note that March 2 is a school day only for those Juniors and Seniors who are taking the ACT. 

The ACT test date is Tuesday March 2, 2021.  Testing will begin at approximately 8:30 AM and should conclude by 2:00 PM.  Students will have access to a cold breakfast and/or lunch here at school should they so choose, before and after the test, respectively. Students should watch their e-mail for forthcoming information about your assigned test room. 

Most students have picked up pre-registration information and have hopefully used that to set up ACT accounts. Students who have not done so will have up to two days after the test to complete this task. 

Students will be required to wear a face mask/covering at all times while on site for ACT testing and will be asked to maintain social distancing with other students and staff.  Students should bring multiple #2 pencils for testing, an approved calculator, and a photo ID. Do not bring electronic devices other than an approved calculator to the ACT. 

Students are welcome to provide their own transportation to/from school, however adjusted bus routes will be running should students need district transportation.  The bus route document outlines the routes that will be running and the adjusted stops/times for pick up.  Return routes will simply run in reverse, leaving the HS at approximately 2:30 PM.  Transportation is not provided for students within the HS walk zone.

Students, prior to entering the building for you ACT test on Tuesday, March 2.  Please review the following and if you have any symptoms you MUST stay home. If you have COVID symptoms on test day, contact Mr. Couillard to get on the list to take the test on March 16 instead. 

All participants should use the Minnesota Symptom
Each student should check their temperature at home, and refrain from testing if he or she has a fever
(≥100.3 degrees F). All students should be monitoring their symptoms at home to ensure that:
  • He/she is not currently demonstrating or suffering from any ill symptoms
  • Any individual who is unable to confirm the above criteria should not test and contact both their school and healthcare provider.
  • He/she has not had any close contact with a sick individual or anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • He/she has not had a suspected or documented case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • He/she is not currently quarantined due to a COVID-19 exposure



Friday, February 26, 2021

Schedule For The Week of March 1st

Monday, March 1st - A Day

Tuesday, March 2nd - ACT Day (no school for 9, 10 and 12th grade students)

Wednesday, March 3rd - Asynchronous Day

Thursday, March 4th - A Day

Friday, March 5th - No School, Professional Development Day 

Family Session Re-Scheduled

Join us Monday night March 1st at 6pm to learn about Identifying Mental Health Concerns in Your Child and the Next Steps.  We look forward to seeing many of our Century families at this family session!

 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

ACT Registration Update

 

Thank you to all students who have responded to the ACT survey and stopped by to pick up your ACT registration materials. If you have not yet done so and want to take the exam, you can still pick them up through this Friday at 4:30 PM. If you can’t make it this week, we will have the registration materials available for you on test day and you will have until two days after the exam to set up your account with ACT. Doing this will ensure you get back your score report.

At this point it is our understanding that students do not intend to take the ACT this year if they have not either let us know on the survey of their intent to take the test, or let us know they wanted to take it when stopping by to pick up registration materials. If you have not already let us know of your intent to take the test and still wish to take it, you can contact Mr. Couillard about taking the ACT on the March 16 make-up day.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

ACT on March 2

JUNIORS!     Do you want to take the free ACT on March 2? 

Please pick up registration materials from the Century Media Center between 7am-4:30pm through Friday, Feb. 26.

Students, prior to entering the building for your ACT test on Tuesday, March 2.  

Please review the following and if you have any symptoms you MUST stay home.

All participants should use the Minnesota Symptom

Screener:https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/is-it-covi

Each student should check their temperature at home, and refrain from testing if he or she has a fever (≥100.3 degrees F). All students should be monitoring their symptoms at home to ensure that:

·         He/she is not currently demonstrating or suffering from any ill symptoms

·         Any individual who is unable to confirm the above criteria should not test and contact both their school and healthcare provider.

·         He/she has not had any close contact with a sick individual or anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19

·         He/she has not had a suspected or documented case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days

·         He/she is not currently quarantined due to a COVID-19 exposure

 

CLICK HERE FOR CALCULATOR POLICY


Yearbook Information

 "If you have bought a yearbook in the past using TreeRing you can use login information from last year to purchase a book this year.  If this is your first time purchasing a yearbook from Century using TreeRing please follow the directions below:

 Go to treering.com on your laptop or desktop computer (does not work on a phone)

  • Register (create a login/account)
  • Use the following code to find the Century book: 1014623801632121
  • Follow the prompts to buy the book


We are looking for photos of all winter sports this year. If your student participated in a sport and you've got photos of it, please send your photos to us at centuryhighschoolmnyearbook@gmail.com we need all the help we can get this year to fill the book with photos of Century students." 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Virtual Chat with the Principal ~


Please join Interim Principal Denzer, Century Administrators & the PTSA for our 5th Virtual Chat with the Principal!


Monday, February 22nd from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  This is a virtual meeting and can be joined by any Century family member via the link or dial up number below:

 

·         Google Meet Join Link: https://meet.google.com/ksr-qssm-dtg

 

·         Join By Phone Code: (US) +1 636-735-3217 (PIN: 989385726#

 

 Virtual Meeting Etiquette Reminder: Please remember to mute your microphone when joining & only un-mute when you’re starting to speak. When speaking or asking a question, please identify yourself by name prior to speaking so we can greet you warmly.

 

In lieu of attending a Chat with the Principal meeting, and always available is this link to submit a question to the Principal & Admins to be addressed during the meeting or privately as needed (Please submit at least 24hrs in advance to be discussed in the meeting). Name & Email address is needed for follow up. All questions submitted are kept confidential.

 Submit Online Chat Question for Interim Principal Nancy Denzer & the Century Administration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSZeyuhYAA6GAm4XTufPADVsFkMJqszx3WgWcfPPCnIZ-ikQ/viewform

 ~ Please remember Chat with the Principal is an informal meeting facilitated by the School Administration & the PTSA to provide an open & welcoming environment to discuss topics, ask questions and get some great feedback from the principal & families alike. We welcome participation & this opportunity to connect the principal to parents & family members. Notes will be taken only when applicable.

 

Upcoming Virtual Chat with the Admin Dates - mark your calendars!

  • Monday, March 22 ~ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Monday, April 26 ~ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Monday, May 24 ~ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Have a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you for chat!

 

Nancy Denzer Interim Principal

Dear Century HS Families,

I'm excited to join the Century High School staff as the interim principal for the rest of the school year. The Century community has been very warm and welcoming as I settle into this role.

I am looking forward to getting to know our students and families and for you to get to know me. I retired as the lead principal at Willow Creek Middle School in June 2018 after 19 years of service to Rochester Public Schools. Before I joined RPS, I spent 15 years with Lewiston-Altura Public Schools. During my first nine years with RPS, I was one of the Assistant Principals at Century High School. Returning to Century for the rest of this school year is like coming home for me. I've worked with many of the current Century staff while I was an Assistant Principal here.

On a personal note, I am married to Maynard Johnson and have two grown children. They are both licensed teachers and have busy families. Maynard and I live in Winona, and we enjoy spending time with family, traveling, hiking, and biking.

I'm looking forward to seeing the students who will be attending school in-person starting April 5th. I also look forward to continued connections with our students and families who plan to remain in distance-learning. I welcome your feedback, suggestions, and other comments as we partner together for your child's education.

You can reach me at: nadenzer@rochesterschools.org or 507-328-5104.

Sincerely,

Nancy Denzer

Interim Principal, Century High School

  

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

PSEO Night

Join us for a virtual live PSEO presentation on Thursday, February 25th at 6:30pm.  

This is for students interested in earning college credit during high school.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend too.  You can join the live session via Microsoft Teams: https://bit.ly/3jIpsZa

ACT Offered at Century March 2 for Free for All Juniors

 

Century Juniors and Families,

 

In response to the recent learning model announcement for secondary schools we have been working on a final plan for ACT testing.  The ACT cannot be administered remotely so we are planning for all of logistics related to in-person testing including transportation, food service, supervision, and COVID-19 mitigation procedures.

 

The ACT has historically been used as a college admissions exam that has often been a required component of an application for many colleges; however, recently most colleges have announced test blind or test optional policies for at least the next couple of admission cycles and in all likelihood most students in our junior class will not need an ACT score to apply to a college of their choice. An additional consideration is scholarship criteria, and at present it appears that a number of scholarship programs are still using ACT scores as an eligibility factor.

 

The initial ACT test date will be Tuesday March 2, 2021 with a make-up date scheduled for Tuesday March 16, 2021.  All grade 11 students have the opportunity to come to school and participate in a cost-free ACT exam.  Testing will begin at approximately 8:30 AM and will conclude at or about 2:00 PM.  Students will have access to a cold breakfast and/or lunch here at school should they so choose.

 

Students who plan to take the ACT with us on March 2 should try to pick up materials ahead of time explaining how to do the required online registration for the exam. Students who do not complete this ahead of time will have a limited window of two days to complete this task after testing is complete. Each student has an individualized code for registration that they can pick up at Century along with a pamphlet explaining how to do online registration. Students can stop by to pick up these materials through Friday, February 26.

 

Students will be required to wear a face mask/covering at all times while on site for ACT testing and will be asked to maintain social distancing with other students and staff.  Students are encouraged to bring multiple #2 pencils for testing as well as something quiet to occupy their time should testing conclude early.

 

Students are welcome to provide their own transportation to/from school, however adjusted bus routes will be running should students need district transportation.   Return routes will simply run in reverse, leaving the HS at approximately 2:30 PM.  Transportation is not provided for students within the HS walk zone.

 

Should you have specific questions about ACT testing please contact Darren Couillard, 328-5004 (e-mail: dacouillard@rochesterschools.org) .  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on March 2!