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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/Parent Newsletter 10-9-17

​Seniors and Parents at Central High School,

 As the midpoint of the 1st semester is approaching this Friday, there are several items that need to be passed along that will continue to help your senior as they make their way toward graduation.


 A senior meeting that will take place on Wednesday, October 11. This will be a late arrival day for the senior class due to PSAT testing.  This meeting will provide more information on class fundraising, graduation announcements, cap and gown purchases, prom and graduation. Please make sure that your senior is present for all of this information. Seniors will be arriving at 11:30 am and will be checking in CHS cafeteria. They will have the opportunity to eat lunch and then we will move to the Fine Arts Center for the meeting. The meeting will last until approximately 1:45 pm and seniors who have early release are asked to stay until the end of the assembly. You may also find all senior information on the Senior Page or in the Counseling Corner on the CHS website.


 The last opportunity for senior formal pictures will be October 13th during the school day.

We still have many seniors who have not gotten senior portraits during the 3 summer weeks and two dates after school started. We do have one final opportunity this Friday, and we will send passes by Thursday to inform those students with no photo of the time they are needed by the auditorium.

 Tuxedos or drapes will be provided for you to wear during the sitting. Gentlemen should wear a T-shirt and ladies a tank top for the drape to go over. If gentlemen require jackets smaller than 38 or larger than 56, please contact Legacy Studios at 800-348-4360. No retake space is available. We will only photograph those who have not taken any photos.


 Balfour will be on campus on Wednesday to present to our seniors information about graduation materials (announcements, caps, and gowns). Orders for graduation materials will be taken beginning Friday, October 13 and Monday, October 16, 2017 in the CHS Cafeteria during all lunches.  Orders can also be placed online at .  Orders will be taken through the end of January.  After this time, fees for caps and gowns will rise.  Please make sure that your senior has everything they need for their graduation ceremony.


 Don't miss out on a senior tribute in the Bolt yearbook celebrating your senior's life and upcoming graduation! All ad payment and information must be received by October 15 (we slightly extended it), so the deadline is fast approaching.

Traditionally, parents of seniors who purchase a tribute showcase their student's achievements throughout

high school. It also allows our seniors to take notice of their fellow students' achievements and memories.


TO PURCHASE: There are two options to buy a tribute. First, you may purchase a spot with cash or check made out to "CHS Publications" and bring an envelope of photos and text to the main office when ready for the yearbook staff to design the ad. Include the student name on the envelope. Or, email the photos (at least 300 resolution) to (making sure to attach each photo individually, not as one object). Digital is preferred if possible. In this method, yearbook staffers will create a tribute and send a proof for your approval. We have also opened up a senior tribute option on the KISD online webstore (located at under the class of 2018 section. If you pay there, the yearbook staff will create the ad for you with the same material submission process. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Second, with the other purchase option, you may choose to buy a tribute on the website and design the ad yourself once your text and materials are ready. Search for the Central High School store or use the link below, and then click "yearbook recognition ads" to pay and design. *** You can't purchase until you are ready to create the tribute. *** IMPORTANT: YOU MUST BUY AT JOSTENS IF YOU WANT THIS OPTION.


LINK TO JOSTENS STORE (click on "yearbook recognition ad" option in the list of products):


If you design your own tribute on the Jostens site, we ask that you avoid templates with angled photos or any non-square/rectangular photos. 

Note: We will edit the font to ensure consistency with the theme, and possibly may edit some things in the design for the same. But, as long as you follow the guidelines significant editing isn't too likely. Major changes beyond font or small alignment fixes will result in a proof being sent to you for approval.


If you choose to pay with cash/check or the KISD webstore and have yearbook staff create your tribute, there are some guidelines to follow to ensure the ads fit well.

First, please email photos with at least a 300 dpi resolution if sending electronically or sending a picture CD to school. Send tribute text with the same email if possible. Again, all data must be emailed to and must be sent as individual file attachments, not a collage.

If mailing physical photos or bringing them to the main office, the name of the student must be on the envelope. Professional photo copies are preferred, but if you want items returned, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. The staff will scan and digitize your photos. Make sure to signify in some way which photo is meant to be largest. We will try to make that work. 

While the online program may differ, for those submitting materials for us to design, these requirements must be followed: There can be no more than 10 photos for a full page, 6 for a half page, and 3 for a quarter page. There can be no more than 125 words for a full page, 100 words for a half page, and 75 words for a quarter page.

All ad information and payment must be received by October 15. Again, if you have questions, contact Roy Waggoner at for help.


 Keller ISD strives to see all students realize the completion of their K-12 education and participate in their high school commencement ceremonies.  Here is information regarding our commencement ceremonies including time, location:

May 26, 2018 High School Graduation Ceremonies

High School Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington (600 S. College Street, Arlington).

All four graduations will be held on the same day and a live web cast of each event will again be hosted on Scheduled times for 2018 graduations are as follows:

  • 8 am - Keller High School
  • 12 pm - Timber Creek High School
  • 4 pm -  Central High School
  • 8 pm - Fossil Ridge High School

Information concerning tickets for graduation ceremonies will be released after the winter holiday break.


 Now is the time to make sure your senior is completing application requirements for colleges and universities as well as searching for scholarship opportunities.  Valuable information is available on the CHS website.  Click on Counselor Corner or contact the Counseling Office for more information.  Don't delay as deadlines for applications are fast approaching.  The Escholarship search engine is available on Counseling Corner.  The login and password for this search engine is keller.


           Attendance has become an issue that can affect students during their senior year.  Parents need to make sure that they are continually checking their senior's attendance on the HAC.   Without continual attention to student's attendance, tutorial hours can add up quickly and can cause a great deal of stress before graduation.  See the attached flyer to understand the basics of attendance and how it can affect your student.


           Seniors and their parents need to continue to be proactive with academics as we are getting into the part of the senior year where there are many distractions and obstacles that can affect student performance.  Please make sure to continually check your senior's grades and completion of their assignments.  Contact their teacher if you have any question concerning assignment completion or grading.  Please also include Mrs. Yates in any email contact that you have so I may be able to better monitor the situation.  Also contact your student's counselor should you have questions about graduation requirements.  We want all our seniors with us on May 26 to walk the stage and celebrate their completion of their journey through high school.   

 As always, if you or your student has any questions, please have them contact my office.  Have a great week and continued success for the rest of the second six weeks.

 Jamie Yates – Assistant Principal for 12th Grade




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