Daily Bulletin Monday, January 29, 2018

Posted on January 26, 2018
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Daily Bulletin

Monday, January 29, 2018


HANDICAP PARKING: Please do not park in any handicap parking spot in the lower parking lot unless you have proper tags/clearance.  Multiple cars have been illegally parking in these reserved spots.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.  –N. Vanbuskirk

SCHOOL STORE HOURS – Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 7:30-8:00 AM; Tuesday, Thursday – 3:10-3:30 PM


01/29/18 Mon
·        LAB A (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        3:00pm AASU Practice
01/30/18 Tue
·        LAB B (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        3:00pm AASU Practice

·        3:15pm Boys JV Basketball vs South Philadelphia – Home

·        3:15pm Boys Basketball (Varsity) vs South Philadelphia – Away
01/31/18 Wed
·        LAB C (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        7:30am Music Department Bake Sale

·        8:00am FMA Physics Olympiad

·        8:00am 280 Course Selection Assembly 46 Minute Bell

·        3:00pm Chamber Music Concert Spain CC 3:30pm

·        3:15pm Girls JV Basketball vs Mastbaum AVTS – Away

·        3:30pm Debate 3:30 5:00 pm
02/1/18 Thurs
·        LAB D (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        8:00am 278 Assembly 60 Minute Bell

·        3:15pm Boys JV Basketball vs Edison HS – Away

·        3:15pm Boys Basketball (Varsity) vs Frankford – Home

·        3:15pm Wrestling at D12 Championship – Away
02/02/18 Fri
·        LAB E (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        8:00am 279 Course Selection Assembly 46 Minute Bell

02/05/18 Mon
·        LAB E (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        8:00am AASU Showcase 277 Assembly 60 Min. Bell
02/06/18 Tue
·        LAB E (1/2 days NO LAB)

·        8:00am AASU Showcase 279 Assembly 60 Minute Bell


► Any student interested in serving on the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PLANNING COMMITTEE must attend an organizational meeting on Wednesday, January 31 at 3:15 in room 253.  -Mrs. VanBuskirk

► Submit information for the DAILY BULLETIN before 10:30 am. Please include DATES and TIME. Send email to Mrs. Patricia Clark, Office Secretary.

► REFER TO DAILY BULLETIN on centralhigh.net for more information.  Thanks.


►TRANSPASS LIST INFORMATION – SUBMIT TRANSPASS PACKETS TO THE MAIN OFFICE BY THE START OF 1ST PERIOD.  All students MUST initial next to their name on the enclosed printout. Circle the name of students that DID NOT receive their pass due to absence. If any student’s name is missing on the list, DO NOT ISSUE A TRANSPASS. Send student to the office. Thank You.

► Submit information for the DAILY BULLETIN before 10:30 am. Please include DATES and TIME. Send email to Mrs. Patricia Clark, Office Secretary.


► Faculty: LIBRARY PASSES were placed in your mailbox. Please abide by the “Two per day” protocol. If  a student has a pressing need to utilize library resources simply fill in student library pass and send them on their way. Keep library passes in a safe place as there is a black market for library passes among the student body. Encourage students to use library before and after school:  Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  -J.R. Lobron

► PRETZEL SALE – ON FRIDAYS.  Price will be the same – 1 – $.75, 3 – $2.00.  -L. Kolsky


► Faculty and students: BARNWELL LIBRARY is open each day this week 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  –Lobron (1.26.18)

► CONGRATULATIONS – Let’s give Makiyah Adams, in the 278 class, a BIG Central Congratulations for placing 8th out of 1300 in the Lake Effect High School Poetry contest. Makiyah, YOU ROCK!  -G. Johnson-Smith (1.26.18)

► COMMUNITY SERVICE (1st – 6th Periods) – MAIN OFFICE –  Please stop by the MAIN OFFICE to inquire about community service.  –P. Clark

► CLOSE UP WASHINGTON DC TRIP – May 20-25 – The Central Alumni Association will send three seniors to Close Up’s one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience their government in action. From visits to Washington’s famous monuments, memorials, and institutions, to meetings with their Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill, Close Up students get a first-hand look at the American political system and consider what role they, as students, play in our democracy. Seniors with interests in law, politics, and social action are encouraged to apply to the Social Studies Department Page! Deadline January 31.

THE FINANCIAL LITERACY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLUB will meet every Friday after school in Room 211. Learn how to build wealth with students from Penn’s Wharton School!  -T. Quinn

► Students – SHAKESPEARE ORATORICAL COMPETITION – Are you a spoken word poet? Do you love the language of William Shakespeare? Do you need extra credit? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then ask your English teacher or Mrs. Johnson-Smith (room 110) about the annual Shakespeare Oratorical Competition, which will be held at 3:15 on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Winners in the senior class may also get graduation awards!

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY CONTEST – The African-American Poetry contest, sponsored by the Central High School English Department, will take place from January 11 – February 28, 2018. Students will need to write and submit one original poem that speaks to the spirit of African-American History Month. The contest is open to Central student participants of all ethnic groups in 9th through 12th grade. Winners in the senior class may also get graduation awards! Please see your English teacher or Mrs. Johnson-Smith (room 110) for details.

MORDECHAI ANIELEWICZ CREATIVE ARTS COMPETITION – Do you see a connection between the Holocaust and it’s historical experience and contemporary social and political issues? If so, ask your English teacher or Mrs. Johnson-Smith (110) for details on submitting a/an essay, short story, poem, or dramatic script that expresses these connections. Contest ends March 6, 2018.

–G. Johnson-Smith

► RECYCLING PSA: NO TRASH IN RECYCLING BINS, ONLY RECYCLABLES. The Recycling Club will pick up recyclables from classrooms on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On these days, please place your recycling bin outside the classroom if leaving the door unlocked is a problem! Thank you for your cooperation! – Recycling Club – REMINDER: Recyclables include paper, cardboard, empty plastic bottles, and empty cans. Trash includes chip bags, candy wrappers, tissues, food waste, and pizza boxes.  –J. Campbell


►The application for to the WEST POINT SUMMER LEADERS EXPERIENCE (or “SLE”) is now available online!  West Point’s SLE gives high school juniors a week to experience life as a cadet to inform their college selection decision.  SLE is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military instruction, physical fitness training, and intramural athletics conducted during the month of June each year.  Interested students must have standardized test scores to be considered for SLE.  The application may be found here or at https://candidate.usma.edu/guest/SLS/dad_sls_part1.cfm. The application deadline for the SLE is Friday, March 30, 2018.  Candidates have the option of picking one of two sessions – Session 1:  June 2-8, 2018 – Session 2:  June 9-15, 2018 – Please find answers to “Frequently Asked Questions” linked here.  If you have any questions about the SLE, or West Point Admissions in general, please direct them to David Williams at david.williams@klinespecter.com.  David C. Williams – Kline & Specter, P.C. – 1525 Locust Street, 19th Floor – Philadelphia, PA 19102 – 215.772.2472 (Direct Dial) – 215.735.5827 (Fax) – david.williams@klinespecter.com.   –H. Wardlaw

► Dear Parents – You are invited to attend the “PARENT COLLEGE NIGHT IN SPANISH,” hosted at Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia. The Parent College Night in Spanish will be an opportunity to meet with university representatives at Philadelphia area universities.  Parents and guardians will hear from Spanish-speaking representatives about the U.S. university admissions process and U.S. financial aid process.  You will also be able to ask questions of university representatives and alumni.

Where:  Olney Charter High School; Address:  100 E. Duncannon Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19120;

Date:  Thursday, February 15, 2018;

When:  6:30 pm check-in, Program begins at 7:00 pm, Program ends at 8:30 pm;

How to register:  Visit https://apply.swarthmore.edu/register/NocheUniversitariaDeFiladelfia18 to register for the program.  Registration is strongly encouraged, and the registration form is in both Spanish and English.  You may also call Chris Capron at 610-328-8005 to register or email Chris at espanol@swarthmore.edu  Chris speaks both Spanish and English. The following universities and colleges are scheduled to be available to meet with parents – Arcadia University (Glenside, PA); Bryn Athyn College (Bryn Athyn, PA); Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA); Cabrini University (Radnor, PA); Community College of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA); Delaware Valley University (Doylestown, PA); Eastern University (Wayne, PA); La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA); Manor College (Jenkintown, PA); Rosemont College (Bryn Mawr, PA); Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA); The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA); University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA); Villanova University (Villanova, PA).  Space is limited, so please register today.  The entire presentation will be conducted in Spanish.  Counselors, advisors, and students are also welcome to attend, but registration is encouraged.  Sincerely – Andrew Moe, Associate Dean of Admissions, Swarthmore College  -H. Wardlaw

► SUMMERSCIENCE@JEFFERSON RECOMMENDATION FORM – Application Deadline – March 30, 2018 – You are being requested by a student in your high school to complete a recommendation form for their acceptance into the SummerScience@Jefferson program.  The student can provide you with an overview of this program.  Based on your knowledge of the student, please complete the recommendation form below.

APPLICANT NAME – HIGH SCHOOL – INDIVIDUAL COMPLETING THE RECOMMENDATION – CONTACT EMAIL – RELATIONSHIP TO THE APPLICANT – From your interactions/observations with this applicant, please rate the applicant on the following:

(Please respond to all questions.)

Very High Very High Average Low
Demonstrated interest in the sciences & research
Demonstrated level of academic ability
Demonstrated respect and appropriateness of classroom behavior
Demonstrated ability to collaborate as a member of a team
Likelihood of benefitting academically from this program
Likelihood of benefitting personally from this program

In 500 words or less, please describe why you recommend this student to participate in the SummerScience@Jefferson program and how this program can be beneficial to his/her collegiate and career goals.  See Counselor Wardlaw for more details.

►277 SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLEGE INFO POSTINGS are available on the Central HS Counselors 277 Google Classroom. For questions or access please contact Ms. Chasan.