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In partnership with families and community, the mission of Central High School is to inspire in all students the desire to learn, the courage to lead, the value of proven character, and the commitment to serve.

​​      Character – Honor – Service​​


Senior Parents and Students

​​         After today will mark 39 days remaining for seniors here at Central High School.  The time has gone very quickly and there are still many things that remain for seniors during this last

9-week period.  Here is some of the information that we would like to share with you.


Progress Reports for the 5th 6 Weeks were posted on March 20th.  Report Cards for the 5th 6 Weeks will be available on Friday, April 20th.  It is very important that students continue to focus on their grades during these last days of school.  Class ranks will lock at the end of the 5th 6 Weeks and even though students have received acceptance letters from colleges and universities, those letters are only valid if the student maintains the standards that they have shown during their time at Central.  Seniors tend to play the “Math Game” and see just what they need to do in order to pass the class for the remainder of the year. Parents may see a dramatic drop in grades during the last days of school.  Do not let “SENIORITIS” cause your student to miss any opportunity.  Contact your student’s teachers if you have any questions concerning their progress in classes. 


Prom tickets are now on sale through April 6.  Here is the schedule we will be following for prom ticket sales:

Now – April 6: ONLINE $90 per ticket

$3 transaction fee applies for all online purchases.

April 5 & 6: IN PERSON $90 per ticket – During all lunches

In person tickets can only be paid for with cash or money orders, NO CHECKS.


Prom Information

At The Gaylord Texan

May 5, 2018

8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, TX 76051

We will distribute the actual Prom tickets the week before Prom. To enter Prom that evening, students must have their ticket and a photo ID. If you earned a free ticket from selling, Butterbraid Pastries just come W318 to confirm your status and we will mark you down!

Credit Recovery

Beginning on Monday, April 23, counselors will be placing students who are in danger of not passing any required courses in credit recovery.  This is to make sure that we have exhausted all possibilities for a student to graduate.  If your student is in this situation, they will be able to access the credit recovery program 24/7 from any device with internet. If they do not have access to the internet, the Credit Recovery lab is available Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 – 5:30 in C202 or W101 and during Saturday School from 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m. Students can also contact Julia Reneau to schedule time to work on credit recovery.  Students must complete the final exam for these courses ON CAMPUS after they have completed the online course work to receive credit in the class.  If you need to know your students status in credit recovery, please contact their counselor.

Scholarship Opportunities

Attention parents and seniors!  Be sure to check out local scholarship opportunities on Counselor’s Corner on the Central High School webpage!  Application deadlines for some scholarships are approaching and new scholarships are being added.  It is never too late to look into scholarships.  Many scholarships go unfilled because students do not apply for them.  Do not leave money out there that may help your student.

The KISD CTE Scholarship appliocations are due March 31. Please apply at

The CHS Athletic Booster Club Scholarship applications are due due by 4:00pm on Friday, April 20, 2018, to Mr. Goodwin, in the front office. 

 All seniors who have a parent/guardian that is a member of the CHS Athletic Booster Club (CHS ABC) are invited to apply for one of the ten $1,000 scholarships that the Athletic Booster Club will give out at the Senior Award Ceremony in May.  Please see the application with requirements at

 Has Your Child Received Scholarships? We Want To Know

If your student has received a scholarship from a university or organization, we would like to know.  The CHS Registrar, Susan Taylor, will be visiting the English IV classes April 30 and May 1 to collect information from students regarding any scholarships that they have received. You may also contact her directly at 817-744-2017 or and provide us with the information.  We will be honoring those students who have received scholarships at our Senior Awards Program on Friday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fine Arts Center at Central High School.  More details about this event will follow.

 Last Chance Yearbook Sales

DON’T MISS OUT! We have limited extra yearbook copies from which you may order until they are gone.  We did SELL OUT last year and turned people away in May. To buy, go to or pick up an order form in the office. We can accept orders via cash or check made out to “CHS Publications,” but online orders are preferred. The price is now $85 and may go up once books arrive in May. ONLINE LINK:

This year’s limited edition book is unique with a thermal activated cover and some additional features you won’t want to miss. Note: ordered names/icons are on the back cover due to technical requirements. Contact Mr. Waggoner with any questions at or to see if you already ordered a book.

 Senior Assembly/Late Arrival Day

Tuesday, May 8 will be a late arrival day for all seniors.  Seniors will be arriving at 11:30 a.m. for a mandatory assembly in the Fine Arts Center.  Seniors may begin checking in at 11:15 a.m. in the FAC lobby and we will begin the assembly as close to 11:30 as possible.  During the assembly, we will be discussing attendance, credits, semester exams, graduation practice, senior awards and graduation. The entire assembly will be from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm. Seniors will then be released to the cafeteria to eat lunch.  Seniors who have early release will be released at their normal time.  Please make sure that your senior is present for all of this information.

 Senior Awards/Joule Awards

On Friday, May 25, there will be a special event for seniors.  We will have a Senior Awards program that will be held in the Fine Arts Center from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  We will be recognizing any students who have received scholarships and awards from colleges or organizations.  We would like all parents and family members to attend this program so that we can honor each senior for their hard work while at CHS.  We will also be honoring all CHS students on Monday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Gym with our annual Joule Awards.  These are awards presented by our faculty and staff to students that have shown tremendous growth throughout the year.  We encourage all parents to put these dates on your calendar and attend these events.

 Graduation Practice

There will be a mandatory graduation practice in the CHS Gym at CHS on Friday, May 25 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  All information concerning graduation will be discussed at this meeting and tickets for graduation will be distributed at the close of the practice.  Graduation will be held at the College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington on Saturday, May 26 at 4:00 pm.  More information concerning the graduation will be sent as we get closer to graduation.


During the last nine weeks of school there are many events that pop up that may require a student to be absent.  Please make sure that you are continuing to pay very close attention to your senior’s attendance.  Class credit is directly tied to student attendance and can catch parents off guard who do not know how many class periods their senior may have missed. Students may have 10 absences in any 1st/5th period class and five (5) in any 2nd/3rd/4th period class before credit is denied.  During the spring semester, tardies can become a major issue for seniors.  This is very true for first and second periods when seniors arrive at school.  Tardies can also affect attendance for credit.  This is especially true for 1st period tardies.  If your student has lost credit, please make sure that they are completing their tutorial time.  If you have any questions concerning attendance issues, please contact Mrs. Yates at CHS.

 Life after High School

Graduation tends to come quickly and when the ceremony and all the festivities have concluded, many students and parents are caught wondering what to do next.  Get a job for the summer, start summer college classes, join the armed forces, or apply to colleges or trade schools, these  are all questions that quickly catch a family off guard.  Have a plan for your senior for life after graduation and begin to check into what steps should be taken to make sure your senior is ready for their choice.  College applications are time sensitive and the armed forces have number limits for recruitment that could limit your senior’s choices.  It is never too late to begin to plan ahead.


This year is finishing quickly.  Please help your senior be aware of all the dates and times of the events, assemblies, and practices that they will be involved in.  If you have any questions concerning anything for the senior, please contact my office.  The journey for the Class of 2018 is almost at an end, let us enjoy each of their final days.

 Jamie Yates

12th Grade Assistant Principal

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