Principal's Blog

Ms. LeBrun Named Spotlight Teacher by NHAWLT

posted Jun 8, 2017, 5:00 AM by Central Webmaster   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 5:00 AM ]

Ms. LeBrun has been featured as a Spotlight Teacher on the NH Association of World Language Teachers (NHAWLT) Website during the 2016-2017 school year.  NHAWLT celebrates the accomplishments of selected members in order to foster collegiality and networking among outstanding members of the World Language teaching profession.  Thank you, Ms. LeBrun, for the work you do in the education of global citizens.

21 Seniors Earn Seal of Multiliteracy Award

posted May 31, 2017, 4:57 AM by Central Webmaster

At this year's Senior Award Ceremony, 21 graduating seniors earned the Seal of Multiliteracy Award distinction. The award offers special recognition to graduating seniors who are multiliterate. It includes a special diploma seal, an honors cord to wear at graduation, and a notation on student’s official transcript.

The awards support the district’s commitment to prepare every student with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully participate in 21st Century college and career pathways and it acknowledges the rich cultural and linguistic assets of our multilingual students.

Olivia Beaudette Wins VFW Oratorical Contest

posted May 30, 2017, 11:55 AM by Central Webmaster

Olivia Beaudette, Central High School Senior and winner of the Voice of Democracy Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be attending Freedoms Foundation’s Spirit of American Youth Leadership Program in Valley Forge, PA.

During this five-day, all expenses paid trip, Olivia will engage in a variety of leadership workshops, lectures, and group discussions on such topics as democracy, citizenship, and current events of global concern.  Living History presentations, as well as tours and sightseeing are also part of this program.

Olivia is pictured with representatives from VFW Post 8214, who have generously sponsored Central for many years.

Little Green Newspaper Wins Four Regional Awards

posted May 15, 2017, 5:34 AM by Central Webmaster

The Little Green Newspaper, Central's forum for student expression, visited the 69th Annual New England Scholastic Press Association Conference at Boston University on Friday, May 5, 2017, and was honored with 4 awards. Schools came from all across New England to learn the latest trends and share ideas in school journalism and to compete in the All-New England awards to recognize outstanding publications and individual performances. The Little Green was awarded Class I 2nd Place overall in the All-New England Printed Newspaper category, along with Highest Achievement for Class I, which is for schools with over 1,000 students. This is the second year in a row the Little Green has achieved second place overall in that category. Individuals were also recognized, including Aidan Ryan who was awarded Special Achievement for News Page Design for his layout of the Election 2017 article and Lily O'Connell who was awarded the Journalism award for Special Contest on Localizing for her article "The Central 'Stache." 

Ms. Michele Fontaine Receives Girl Scouts Honor Pin Recognition

posted May 8, 2017, 11:46 AM by Central Webmaster

The Honor Pin recognizes a registered adult Girl Scout’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.  Congratulations, Ms. Fontaine!

CHAOS Robotics Team Competes Nationally

posted May 4, 2017, 10:53 AM by Central Webmaster

After a successful run at the local and regional levels, CHAOS, Central's FIRST Robotics Team 131, traveled to St. Louis, MO to the FIRST Championship.  There were 6 divisions competing at the event and CHAOS seeded 20th of about 64 other competitive teams.  Two other teams selected CHAOS to be part of their alliance in the elimination rounds.  They worked their way through until they lost in the Quarterfinals.

Congratulations on an outstanding robotics season!

Roric Cunningham Wins Portsmouth Concerto Competition

posted May 3, 2017, 11:12 AM by Central Webmaster

Roric Cunningham, a cellist in the CHS Orchestra, recently won the Portsmouth Concerto Competition. This is a competition that consists of some of the best high school musicians in the state. Since he won the competition he will be a featured soloist with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra on June 11th at 3 PM in the Portsmouth Music Hall.

Congratulations, Roric!

Students Travel to NYC to "Get on the Bus" for Human Rights and Arts

posted Apr 13, 2017, 10:46 AM by Central Webmaster

The Central High School Amnesty Club traveled to New York City on Friday, April 7, departing at 5 AM on a coach bus generously supported by Central Pride Foundation. The day began with speaker panels at Cooper Union 7 East 7th Street.  The event focused on five issues: 1) Honduras: Justice for Berta Caceres - a Honduran environmental activist who was murdered  2) Sri Lanka: Justice for Ragihar Manoharan and the Trinco Five 3) Sudan: Ending the use of Chemical weapons in Darfur and the protection of civilians 4) Tibet/China: Release Tibetan writer and Blogger Shokjang Uighur and other prisoners of conscience held by the Chinese government 5) USA: Protest the administrations Muslim Ban and Wall between US and Mexico. After the speaker panel the group walked to the United Nations Plaza, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, The Permanent Mission of Sudan, and the Permanent Mission of the peoples Republic of China. Protests were held and all involved were accompanied by the NYC police department. 

Additionally, the National Art Honor Society also traveled to New York to study and appreciate the great works available to them in New York City.  Pictured below is the group on the edge of Central Park outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 


Central's Key Club Recognized with 8 Awards at District Conference

posted Apr 3, 2017, 5:02 AM by Central Webmaster   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 5:09 AM ]

Twelve members from Central's Key Club attended  the 68th Annual New England and Bermuda District of Key Clubs Educational Conference (Decon) over the weekend. Through hard work, dedication, and the heart to serve our school and community, Central's Key Club brought home 8 awards. Andy Vo won first place for the Video Contest and first place for the Essay Contest, which depicted the three components of Key Club. Natalie Rivera was awarded 3rd place for the Scrapbook Contest. Grace Lachance accepted the 3rd place award on behalf of the club for the Annual Achievement report, which outlines all projects that our club had participated in throughout the year. Jenny Nelson, nominated by Kaitlyn Martin, was awarded with the Sandy Nininger Award, which recognizes an individual who goes "above and beyond the call of duty." 
Advisor Rosie Shaw, nominated by Holly Darby, was recognized and awarded with the Outstanding Advisor Award.  Lastly, President Kaitlyn Martin accepted the Early Bird Award for paying membership dues early and the 2nd place award at the platinum level for membership growth. Central's Key Club has grown over a 40% this year, now consisting of over 125 members. Congrats to all Key Clubbers who were recognized and awarded at Decon and to all other members of Key Club for their willingness to participate in events and help the community. 

Aidan Ryan Selected for DAR Good Citizens Award

posted Mar 29, 2017, 5:28 AM by Central Webmaster

The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest “recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities.” After participating in this essay contest on a local level, Aidan Ryan was recognized and awarded on the state level at a banquet in Concord.  Out of every student who participated across the state, Aidan was named the contest's state-wide second place finalist at the award banquet in Concord. 

Congratulations, Aidan!

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