Centennial Security Alerts Students and Faculty of Recent Car Break-ins

February 15, 2019

Words: Delanie Tucker Centennial’s security staff sent out a warning email to all faculty today, February 15, highlighting the importance of locking car doors during the school day. According to the email, people of high school age are milling the parking lot looking for unlocked cars. Student R...

Senior Luau: Summer in February?

Senior Luau: Summer in February?

February 8, 2019

Words: Madison Baltimore Photos: Rasa Welsh On February 7, the annual Senior Luau took place in the cafeteria from 5 to 7pm. A night filled with blue and red slushies, Instagram photoshoots and catered food from Mission BBQ, seniors danced the night away dressed in their favorite Hawaiian clothing. Teacher...

Students Come Together for One Centennial Day

Students Come Together for One Centennial Day

February 1, 2019

Words: Ellie Zoller-Gritz Photos: Eliza Andrew On Monday, January 28, Centennial High School hosted their second annual One Centennial Day. During One Centennial Day, students came together to educate and encourage each other to be part of an inclusive environment. As students entered the building they...

Office of Environment Takes Action

January 31, 2019

Words: Delanie Tucker In early November of 2018, Centennial High School’s water was tested for lead. The tests revealed that 10 of 58 samples taken held levels above the Action Level of 20 parts per billion (ppb). After a second look at each impacted fixture, the Howard County School Board Office o...

Centennial Choral Ensembles Perform in Winter Concert

Centennial Choral Ensembles Perform in Winter Concert

December 15, 2018

Words: Caleb McClatchey Photos: Ellie Zoller-Gritz The Centennial Music Department hosted the annual Winter Choral Concert Wednesday night, featuring performances from all of Centennial’s choral ensembles and clubs. Concert Choir, the largest ensemble in the Centennial choral program, kicked off th...

Centennial Advances to the National History Bowl Competition

December 5, 2018

Words: Delanie Tucker Photos Contributed by: Cynthia Dillon On Saturday, December 1, five teams from Centennial High School participated in the National History Bowl Regional Championship, held in Washington, D.C. Of the five teams, teams A and B were Varsity, while teams C, D, and E were Junior Varsit...

Redistricting Options Proposed at HCPSS Family Night

November 30, 2018

Words: Delanie Tucker On Monday, November 26, the Howard County Public School System held a Family Night for the parents/guardians of Centennial High School students to discuss options to reduce overcrowding. HCPSS Staff shared information on the five options Centennial students will have in upcoming school ...

Centennial’s Dance Company Returns With Dancing With the Staff

October 18, 2018

Words: Sasha Allen & Natalie Keane Centennial's annual Dancing With the Staff competition is coming up on Thursday, October 25, at 7pm. This competition will feature 23 daring teachers and staff who are all competing for the title of Centennial Dance Champion. These dedicated competitors are being...

Howard County School Board Narrows Redistricting Options

Howard County School Board Narrows Redistricting Options

October 12, 2018

Words: Delanie Tucker The Howard County School Board is in the process of resolving the overpopulation of several Howard County schools. In a recent Board Meeting on October 11, 2018, the board met for the second time this academic year to discuss redistricting options for upcoming school years. Car...

East Coast Prepares for the Wrath of Hurricane Florence

East Coast Prepares for the Wrath of Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018

Words: Eliza Andrew This story has been revised and updated September 14, 2018, 7:04 a.m. to correct the strength of the storm as it makes landfall on the Carolina coast. After a long summer of record-breaking heat, the east coast prepares to take on Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm originating from the lo...

BREAKING- Cynthia Dillon Named CHS Principal for 2018-2019 School Year

June 7, 2018

Words: Maggie Ju According to a public document released by the Howard County Public Schools Board, Cynthia Dillon has been announced as Centennial High School’s new principal for the 2018-2019 school year. Dillon is the current principal of Patapsco Middle School, where she has worked for eight years. ...

Floods Ravage Old Ellicott City in Weekend Storm

May 29, 2018

Words: Delanie Tucker On May 27, Old Ellicott City suffered severe damage due to a flood. The National Weather Service reports that nearly 8.4 inches of rain fell on Ellicott City, causing the small town to flood for the 15th time since 1768, the second in the last two years. The town's history of flood...