Four Named NH Scholars of the Month; Carl Harris Wins Scholar of the Year

posted May 12, 2017, 8:19 AM by Central Webmaster

On May 11, 2017 the NH Association of School Principals held their annual Francis Wayland Parker Scholars Dinner celebrating the students throughout the state of NH named Scholar of the Month throughout the school year.  This year, Central had four state winners, one from each grade level an unprecedented achievement: Sophomore Tamsin Weissberg (November), Senior Carl Harris (January), Junior Gabriella Leonard (February), Freshman Karishma Manchanda (April).  

All of the NH State Winners become nominees for the Francis Wayland Parker Scholar of the Year Award.  The winner of the Scholar of the Year is awarded a $2,000 college scholarship.  Senior Carl Harris, who will be attending Dartmouth College in the fall, won the prestigious title and scholarship. 


Left to right: Karishma Manchanda, Gabriella Leonard, Tamsin Weissberg, Carl Harris

Come speak with Dr. Vargas for Coffee and Converstation at Today, Thrusday, May 4 at 4:30

posted May 4, 2017, 6:34 AM by John Vaccarezza

Dr. Vargas will be available from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Manchester High School Central library.  Parents, students, community members, and staff members are all invited.


posted May 2, 2017, 2:07 PM by John Vaccarezza

Please click on the attached link to get information concerning the Opt Out Process for Science NECAPs.

Author Gloria Norris Presents to English Classes

posted Apr 18, 2017, 12:16 PM by Central Webmaster   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 12:17 PM ]

Central High School Alumna Gloria Norris presented to English classes on Wednesday, April 12.  The acclaimed screenwriter and author of KooKooLand read excerpts from her book, spoke to students about her experiences, and presented the keynote speech for the Humanities Honor Societies induction during her return to her Alma Mater.  

Mrs. Tourigny Named National Science Advocate

posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:05 AM by Central Webmaster

Congratulations to Mrs. Ellen Tourigny for being named one of 45 Advocates by The Society for Science & the Public; she was the only teacher Advocate named in the state of New Hampshire.  As an Advocate, Mrs. Tourigny will work to expand opportunities for underserved students to compete and succeed in science research competition. A $100,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and a $150,000 grant from Arconic Foundation will help to fund the Advocate program.

To read more about Mrs. Tourigny's recognition, click here.


2017 Booster Club Scholarship Applications Now Available

posted Apr 13, 2017, 10:33 AM by Central Webmaster

The applications for the 2017 Booster Club Scholarship is now available.  It can be found in the link below online or in the Scholarship Drawer in Guidance.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Parent Opt-Out

posted Apr 3, 2017, 8:12 AM by Central Webmaster   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 8:12 AM ]

On April 12 Central will be presenting the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to its students.  Any parent who does not wish for their child to take part in the survey should sign and return the Parent Opt-Out form to Ms. Antoscia in Guidance by April 10. 

The survey questions are available for viewing here: 

The parent opt-out form is available in the Google Doc below and for download in the attachment below this posting.

YRBS Passive Parental Permission Form

Faculty & Staff Perform in Faculty Follies, Raise Money for MPAL

posted Mar 31, 2017, 8:33 AM by Central Webmaster   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 8:37 AM ]

After a ten year hiatus, the faculty and staff of Central High School performed in Faculty Follies on Thursday, March 30.  Thanks to the leadership of Caren Bouchard, Central staff danced, sang, rapped, and performed for a crowd of over 500 for the first time since 2007.  McAllaster Hall was filled with students, parents, teachers, and community members, all of whom were celebrating true Central Pride in action.  The dedication and passion demonstrated by all of Central was awe-inspiring and the show was a huge success because of all who participated on stage and off, including the outstanding audience. 

Teachers and staff contributed by organizing a bake sale, designing tickets and programs, choreographing, selling tickets and advertising, managing the stage, performing, and supporting those on stage.  Additionally, the sound, lights, and stage direction were all coordinated by Central students.  The event, emceed by principal Mr. Vaccarezza, brought the entire Central community together for a great cause, the Manchester Police Athletic League - Michael Briggs Community Center.  All sales from the event were donated to the center that serves Manchester youth including many Central students.  Thanks to the generosity of the CHS community, over $2,000 has been donated to the organization.  

2017 Faculty Follies

Central Band Presents at NHMEA Spring Conference

posted Mar 7, 2017, 4:16 AM by John Vaccarezza   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 11:39 AM by Central Webmaster ]

On March 31 at the Grappone Conference Center, New Hampshire band directors conducted a wind ensemble made up of students from Central High School in one of four prepared band pieces. In this session, music teachers in attendance used the band to enhance their conducting, teaching, and musical skills. This session was arranged by band director Ed Doyle, who serves as conference chairman for NHMEA. The guest clinician - Dr. Patricia Cornett of California State University Fullerton - offered directors her professional advice and feedback on their conducting. Dr. Cornett made note to compliment these fine Central students and their response to the musical challenges they faced. Congratulations to these fine student musicians: Bowen Bilodeau, Jocelyne Bisson, Sam Colby, Margaret Delaney, Connor Hamel, Maryann Hurley, Declan Knieriem, Eliot Lawrence , Brendan Lewis, Maxwell Nakos, Aidan O’Connell, Liam O’Connell, Zach Pavitt, Rachel Phelan, Lydon Philbrook, Daniel Powers, Aidan Ryan, Eamonn Ryan, Ava Ryder, Tevin San, Andriana Skaperdas, Niko Skaperdas, Gabby Tayag, Rose Walker, and Kristina Zimmerman.

Dr. Vargas Visits Central EL Program

posted Mar 5, 2017, 2:12 PM by Central Webmaster

On Thursday, February 23, 2017 the Manchester School District Superintendent, Dr. Bolgen Vargas came and talked with students in Central's English Learner Program about his journey to become the leader of the Manchester School District.  Students listened and asked questions and shared many of their own personal experiences as well.  

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