DAILY BULLETIN THURSDAY, February 24, 2022
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
THURSDAY, February 24, 2022
REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE
Advisory : 8:00 – 8:53
1st Period: 8:56 – 9:46
2nd Period: 9:49 – 10:39
3rd Period: 10:42 – 11:32
4th Period: 11:35 – 12:25
5th Period: 12:28 – 1:18
6th Period: 1:21 – 2:11
7th Period: 2:14 – 3:04
Information for Students/Parents:
- Students please bring your early dismissal requests to the office before Advisory ends. Your parent/guardian can send a note with the requested time and a contact number so that the early dismissal can be verified and processed by Mrs. Brown in the main office.
- SCHOOL STORE HOURS IN ROOM 28 Monday – Advisory, 2nd, and 6th periods Wednesday – 8:30am – 8:56am, 2nd, 6th periods Friday – 2nd period
- The girls varsity lacrosse team will be having tryouts on Monday and Tuesday on the parking lot field. Interested players must have a physical turned in to participate. See Ms. Whittle in room 13 if you have questions.
- Any Female student who is interested in joining the Badminton team should see Mr. Johns in the gym office #060. Practice will begin on March 1st.
- 281’s first blood drive held on Tuesday was a great success!! Thank you to everyone who participated in our drive. Your cooperation and participation resulted in the collection of 89 pints of blood, which can save up to 267 lives! We will be hosting a second drive on April 27th and hope to see more of you there!
- Poets and artists! This is the last call this year for submissions to Mirror Magazine. We will accept submissions until February 28th for this year’s edition of Mirror. See signs in your English and Art classes, or visit room 108, for information on how to submit your work for possible publication.
- 281 Close-Up Trip to Washington DC May 22-27 – Check out this opportunity for a 6-day trip to Washington DC sponsored by Central Alumni. The Close-Up DC trip is great for seniors with interests in politics, law, or advocacy. You’ll have the opportunity to see Congress in action, speak with elected officials and their staff, debate your peers, visit museums, monuments, meet students from across the country. It’s an intense week of jam-packed 10-hour days. Spots are limited to 8 students this year. If you’re interested you must meet the eligibility requirements, complete the application, obtain permission from parent/guardian, and attend an interview. Apply here: tinyurl.com/CHScloseupDC2022Application The deadline to apply is February 25th. See Mr. Quinn in Room 307 if you have any questions.
- Tryouts for Boy’s Varsity Volleyball will take place on Friday 2/25 after school in the main gym. Athletes must be vaccinated and have a completed PIAA medical form. See Mr. Leong in room 125 you have any questions.
- Greetings Everyone! The SA Cabinet is excited to start our themed dressed down days.
- “Students from the University of Pennsylvania will be teaching a Financial Literacy course at Central this semester. All Central students are welcome, including students returning from last semester and new students. The next class is Tuesday, 2/15 from 3:15-4:15 in rm 209. This is a non-credit course that is designed to provide general knowledge on economic issues that interest high school students. See Ms. Sheldon-Matje in rm 211 after school for more information.”
- Black Women Physicians Panel
The AASU will be co-sponsoring a Black Women Physicians Panel with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Central Alumni, and “twin-sister-docs”, Dr. Wardlaw and Dr. McDonald. Participants will be exposed to the medical field, hear medical doctors talk about their professions and their career paths, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Black women make up less than 3 percent of all physicians in the United States, and Latina women make up less than 2 percent, with African American and Latino medical school applications declining each year. For this reason, this event will offer priority to Black and Latina girls at Central as this session seeks to raise awareness about the exciting and in-demand careers in the medical field and encourage Black and Latina girls to join the field. The event will be held from 8 am – 9:45 am, in the auditorium, on Thursday, February 24th. The participants for the panel discussion are all Central Alumni:
Delana Wardlaw, MD (251)
Elana McDonald, MD (251)
Safiyyah Shabazz, MD (251)
Crystale Cruz, DO (255)
Please complete the link if you wish to attend.
- History of Afro Asian Alliances
The APIU and AASU are collaborating to co-sponsor a workshop titled, “The History of Afro Asian Alliances,” to be facilitated by educator, curriculum writer, and community organizer, Deborah Wei. In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the heritage of solidarity between African Americans and Asian Americans and uncover the foundations of this largely unknown history. This event is in response to the ongoing, targeted, violent attacks on Septa towards Asian students, and also proactive in uniting our students so that they know and understand that our communities have historically supported one another. The workshop will be held directly after school, in the Spain Conference Center, on Tuesday, February 22, until 4:30 pm.
Please complete the form to sign up to attend the workshop.
- Fulbright Scholars Presentation:
The AASU and Hispanos y Latinx Unidos (HLU) will be co-sponsoring the Fulbright In the Classroom presentation geared towards Black and Latino juniors and seniors, interested in learning more about the Fulbright Scholars Program and being mentored from high school into college by a member of the Fulbright alumni association. The Fulbright In the Classroom presentation will be facilitated by 3-time Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Philadelphia Public Schools, Nadira Branch. Ms. Branch will share her Fulbright experiences with you, and show you how to take advantage of this opportunity. As Fulbright is now reflecting on their historic marginalization of underrepresented groups, they are looking to diversify their distribution of grants and scholarships. This is an amazing opportunity! The presentation will be Thursday, February 17, after school, in the Spain Conference Center.
Here is more information on the program:
Please complete this form if you would like to attend:
- The following is the Baseball Google Classroom Code (ypujxf4). Players please use this code to upload your Proof of Vaccination unto the Google classroom ASAP. Coach Jeff Bracciale who is a proud member of Class 247 and the junior varsity baseball coach at Central. His contact information is email@example.com
- Anyone interested in joining the girls tennis team in the fall see Mr. Graham in rm 205.
- Congratulations to the 43 students who have artwork in the Settlement Music School Art Exhibition. This is at the Germantown branch. Work is on display now through the start of Spring Break. Joyce Huang, Hillary Ngo, Logan McCusker, Oskar Jaworek, Bowie Leach, Gabriella Wong, Xuiwen Zhen, Maycole Vongvixay, Stella Abrams, Jing Xin Mo, Jennifer Li, Sangha Soun, Egi Rama, Azalea Derrickson, Malachi Wingate, Alejandro Reyes, Aneliese Ewerth, Chelsea Abramowitz, Ngan Nguyen, Jordan Hines, Amanda Wang, Jessie Seck, Jupiter Korsun, Clare Hvorecky, Hannah Lin, Moss O’Donnell, Cora Reynolds-McCall, Christina Nguyen, Genesis Gonzalez, Daisy Dong, Mark Gault, Ashley Massa, Briney Chen, Cheryann, Venice Saludez, Kyla Keo, Lea Alston, Michael Green, Ying Rao, Emily Cheng, Tatyana Mojica, Atari Woodward, Quinn Shepler and Lulu Chen
- There is an interactive display of student art called “Being Seen” in the 2nd floor alcove. These artworks grew out of a response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, “Between the World and Me”. The work is about showing who we are on the inside in relation to what we think others see when they look at us. It is about being seen. Students and staff are encouraged to engage with the exhibition by unrolling the art and then placing them back into the display after viewing. Everyone is welcome to add their own work to the display as well. Hope you check it out!
- PAID SUMMER SCIENCE INTERNSHIP FOR JUNIORS:
The Science Preparatory Research Opportunities for Underrepresented Teens (SPROUT) aims to provide students with low socioeconomic status early exposure to graduate-level research education, improve the research enterprise through increased diversity, and prepare and recruit passionate students to Temple University’s College of Science and Technology. Students will receive hands-on research training, mentorship from an established investigator, participation in skill-building workshops, and present research at a symposium in addition to a stipend of $1,000.00. Transportation will also be provided.
For more information on the SPROUT Program, please visit https://sites.temple.edu/sprout/. You can click here to view the previous projects conducted by the 2021 cohort.
Students interested in participating this summer can apply here: https://sites.temple.edu/sprout/application-form/. To be eligible, students must be a high school junior and be legally able to work in the U.S. at the time of applying.
- If you are interested in learning how to organize and improve your writing skills in a creative space, join the calligraphy club this Thursday for our interest meeting in room 311 at 3:10pm.
- You want to build autonomy as a student at Central? Join the Asian Pacific Islander Union on Tuesdays. Please come to learn more!
- “The Artist Club” is a club for any and all artists at Central who wish to come together as a community and express their art to other artists. They are inclusive to any art form, such as Music, Visual Arts, Sculpting, Film, Photography, and any other art form that students have a passion for There will be a club interest meeting held in the Spain Conference at 3:15pm today. If you are interested in having a space to express your art and grow with a community of artists, then “The Artist Club” is the club for you.
- Calling All Piano Players. Please join the Piano Collective at CHS google classroom page using code 6wdw2p4. The piano collective seeks to bring together pianists from our school to perform one recital per semester. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Are you interested in establishing a connection with a college and participating in a mentorship program with students who will be able to guide you through the college process? Join the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) on Thursday’s in room 311 after school. There will be college workshops , cultural events, and more throughout the year and we welcome everyone.
- Continuing on Monday students are able to drop in to participate in circle time. It is a time for students to be heard and know that we are here to support them. The Circle will be facilitated by Mrs. Wesley and supported by Joshua Smith, Mr. Johnson, Counselors, and Administration. Attached is the schedule for days and drop in times. Teachers, please share the information with your classes. Starting on Monday students are able to drop in to participate in circle time. It is a time for the students to be heard and know that we are here to support them. The Circle will be facilitated by Mrs. Wesley and supported by Joshua Smith, Mr. Johnson, Counselors and Administration. Attached is the schedule for days and drop in times. Please share the information with your classes. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1szsC-amA08wNHkKF6BfyBa8KHTDtCGGdScfisuqKLDs/edit?usp=sharing
- Are you interested in making art and creating crafts? Art with Heart is a club where we come together to create arts and crafts to give back to our community! On Monday at 3:10pm, please come to room 323 for Art with Heart’s interest meeting where we will also be making friendship bracelets!
- If you are interested in helping us create spaces to talk about Asian American Pacific Islander gender equity and the formation of our cultural and racial identities, then Feminists of Asian Minorities is the club for you! Join us as we discuss and share our experiences with intersectionality and being what it means to be an Asian American in Today’s climate. Everyone is welcome in room 211.
- Students looking for a sponsor for a new club called “Letters for Rose,” an organization that writes letters to people in nursing homes. https://www.lettersforrose.org/please email Marcela Siahaan email@example.com
- AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB Are you interested in learning another language that isn’t taught at Central? Come join and be a part of our ASL Club this upcoming year. The cabinet and sponsors are very excited to have you be a part of this club and to meet you all to tell you what we have planned for this following year. Our first meeting was held on Wednesday, October 20th from 3:10 pm – 3:30 pm. The meeting took place in room 201/203. If interested check join the google classroom: y6tytyg. Please spread the news to all your friends. Also, please follow us on Instragram@signwithcentral for regular updates!
- An after school interest meeting for the new Weight Lifting Club was held on Thursday in Room 50. The club will be called Fundamentals of Weight Training and will meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7:00am in the GX room.
- For all students seeking NHS Tutoring, please feel free to come after school any day this week. Please find the link to sign up: https://forms.gle/dAiVC1htbqFQb9fB8 or see Mr. Hover in Rm. 107
- Please join the CIA ( Caribbeans In Action). We meet on Tuesdays in room 309 for returning and interested members.
- Are you interested in graphic novels? Do you like to draw or write and hope to bring these arts together? The newly formed GRAPHIC NOVEL CLUB meets in Room 8 after school on Thursdays.
- Boys interested in the Boy’s Volleyball team should see Mr. Leong in room 125 to get important information.
- CHS Film Club meets on Fridays after school in rm. 307. Interested students should join us there.
- Any student interested in joining the wrestling team please email Mr. Julien(firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The Science Olympiad Club meets on Tuesdays if you have any other questions they can be directed to Mr. Fitzgerald.
- Interested in learning more about and joining the CHS Computer Science Honor Society questions can be directed to Mrs. Lamborn in rm. 120.
- The mission of Central’s African American Student Union is to support the development of all Black students at Central through providing a safe space for fun, activism, and more! Feel free to DM the AASU Instagram page @chs.aasu for more information and meeting days.
- Do you know how to manage your money? Do you want to learn how to be financially responsible? ECSIR (Economic Career Self Improvement Research) is a club that aims to teach students about personal finance, career options, and self-improvement through research. Students can expect to explore credit cards, investing, taxes, and good habits will be meeting every Monday, after school in room 227 from 3:00 pm – 3:15pm.
- Science Tutoring is starting! Tutoring takes place Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 – 8:00am & 3:10-4:00pm in room 099. Come with questions or no idea where to start….we’re here to help! (Ms. Cohen email@example.com)
- Any student interested in joining the bowling teams, should see Mr. Johns in the Gym office Room #060. The season will start in December.
- The CYA Central Yoga Association club meets every Wednesday at 3:15pm in the auditorium .
- The Central Math Club meets every Thursday after school in rm. 95. If you like challenging math problems and want to participate in multiple national and international competitions, welcome to the club. Math is fun!~Mr. Ovetsky
- Interested in climate action and community service? Join SEAS, the Student Environmental Action Society! SEAS aims to educate and empower students to take part in their respective communities to work towards conservation and sustainability. There will be many opportunities to strengthen Central’s sustainability measures and promote environmental health in our school community. Meetings are on Thursdays after school in room 403 and will likely go outside to start work cataloging Central’s trees and quantifying the value they provide. DM@seas.chs on Instagram or email Ms. Cohen firstname.lastname@example.org about any questions!
- The Drama Society of Central High School will meet every Monday and Tuesday after school in room 305 – Mr. Burns
- UNHEARD meets every Monday in room 3 at 3:20pm with Mrs. Durkee. Anyone interested in joining UNHEARD, which stands for: Uprooting Negligence and Habituating Equity and ANTI-Racism through Real Discussion is welcome to join.
- Costume Design meets every Tuesday in room 3 at 3:20pm with Mrs. Durkee.
- LGBT+Club Thursdays, 3:15 – 4:00 PM Thursdays, in Rm. 406
- Dungeons and Dragons Club 3:15-4:00 PM, Thursdays in Rm. 403
- Join the Central Voter Engagement Team! Help get Central students to register to vote and share information about upcoming elections. Learn about opportunities to work the polls on Election Day and help increase youth voter engagement and political involvement citywide, and even run for office yourself! Meetings are held on Mondays in Room 307.
- Parent Information: If you need help with the parent portal please go to https://centralhs.philasd,org-2/parent-portal-information/
- Mirror, Central’s art and literary magazine, is up and running for this school year. We are distributing last year’s Mirror publication to all advisors this week. Students, you are invited to submit your art and poetry for publication. Look out for signs in your English classrooms that have QR code to submit your work online. All students are invited to join us in reviewing submissions at our Mirror staff meetings on Tuesdays after school in room 108.
Information for Central Staff:
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“The purchase of education is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his own decisions. ” ~ James A. Baldwin