Class of 2018 - Important information

June 09, 2018


The Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, June 9, at  5PM

Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Xcel Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

 Directions to Roy Wilkins Auditorium 


**There are no tickets needed for the graduation ceremony.  All are welcome to attend.**

Senior Events/Dates to Remember   2017-18

 November 15th- Information about graduation announcements and cap/gown and diplomas will be distributed in Advisory during LEAP.

 November 21st - NRP will be here to take graduation announcement orders/cap and gown measurement turn in during LEAP in the West Building.

 December 13th Senior Panoramic – 11AM west gym - order forms avaialble in both offices

Senior Panoramic Order Form

 January 1th - Senior Baby Ad Deadline -

 January 12th - Senior Advisory Task Deadline.  The Senior Advisory task (and advisory credit given) must be completed prior to this date.  All advisory credits from prior years must also be made up by this date.

March 15th - April 4th - Accepting applications for Graduation speakers.  Pick up applications in either office.

April 3rd - Senior Graduation Announcements/Accessories delivery -  Pick up during LEAP in West Main Entrance -  You will be receiving a postcard from NRP if you have a balance due on your order. This balance will be due at pick up.  * If you have any questions about announcements please contact the NRP office at 1-800-858-0611

April 26th - Senior Information Review Session (MANDATORY)/Senior Service Day:  Senior Information Review Session – more info to follow – attendance will be taken.  

 April 28th – Prom

 May 1st - Deadline to pay the $35 graduation participation fee.  This fee covers the cost of the auditorium rental and security.  Pay this on Fee pay or to the Cashier (West Building) cash or check payable to Centennial High School

 May 14th - A list of honors students will be posted in the West Building Office the week of May 14th.  The list will show if students are eligible for a gold tassel, gold cord or gold stole (based on gpa).  These are optional and will be available for purchase with the Cashier the week of May 14th.  This is based on all work completed through the end of 1st semester.  Those eligible can purchase additional sanctioned cords and tassels at this time.

 May 18th - Senior Boat Dance (optional):  From 8–11PM, Taylors Falls.  More information to follow.

 May 21st   - Scholarship Night:  At 7PM in the PAC.  Students will receive a formal invitation to attend the Scholarship night and will need to RSVP if they will be attending.  Parents and community members are encouraged to attend. 

 May 29th - The deadline for all students earning night school credits is Thursday, May 29h at 4:15pm.

 May 29th   - Cap, Gown, Tassel distribution to students:  ALL graduating seniors including PSEO, early graduates and students not attending school during the day will be able to pick up their cap and gown during LEAP in the West building.      If you can’t pick up at this time, they will be available during LEAP time only the rest of the week or after rehearsal on Monday, June 4th.

 June 1st - seniors’ last day of schoolparade through elementary schools – Please sign up online with the below link.

Sign up for Parade through Elementary Schools


 June 4th- deadline to sign up for handicap seating.  After this date, if you have not signed up – it will be first come first serve for the remainder of the handicap seats available on the main floor.   Scroll further down for link to sign up for handicap seating.   

 June 4th- Graduation Rehearsal at CHS (MANDATORY): (8am-10:45am) Rehearsal will be in the PAC/West gym.   Anyone wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony must attend.  Please report directly to the West gym – attendance will be taken.

 June 4th- The deadline to sign up to ride the bus to the graduation ceremony.  Buses will leave at 3pm and return approximately 7:30PM.   There is no cost to ride the bus.  Students and parents can sign up here.

Sign up to ride bus to graduation ceremony


 June 7th- CALC Senior Recognition (spring)

 June 4-6th - Attendance Appeals for seniors

 June 9th - Graduation Ceremony:  At 5PM, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Xcel Center.  No tickets are required for admittance to the ceremony.  This graduation ceremony is a formal event and the auditorium doors will open for seating at 4pm.  No noisemakers are allowed.  PLEASE hold applause until all graduates’ names have been readImmediately following the ceremony, please meet your graduate in the Kellogg lobby.  The Kellogg lobby is located near the front of the building.

**Students need to be at Roy Wilkins by 3:30pm.

**Ceremony typically lasts around 2 hours.

 June9th-10th- Senior All-Night Party:  Doors will open at 10PM and will be locked from 10:30PM – 5AM at the East Building.  Parents of the graduates sponsor this event.  Tickets must be purchased prior to the party, and are available during conferences, homeroom and some lunches or in the Activities Office during the day.  Only students participating in the graduation ceremony are invited to attend.  

Other important information:

Honors students:  A list of honors students will be posted in the West Building Office the week of  May 14th.  The list will show if students are eligible for a gold tassel, gold cord or gold stole (based on gpa).  These are optional and will be available for purchase with the Cashier the week of May 14th.  This is based on all work completed through the end of 1st semester.

$30 - Highest Honors:  3.920 to 4.0 (or above) = Stole, Gold Cord,  Gold tassel

$15 – High Honors:  3.667 to 3.919 = Gold cord, Gold tassel

$8 - Honorable Mention:  3.000 to 3.666 = Gold tassel

$9Peer Leader blue cord – Cashier will have a list of who is eligible

 Graduate with Distinction:  Completion of 12 honors credits.  A list of students eligible will be posted in the West Building Office the week of May 14th.  Please see your counselor if you have questions.

 National Honor Society Students:  See Mr. Anderson (E219) in May to find out if you are eligible for an NHS Cord.

 Student Council Students:  See Mr. Poppleton (E205) in May to find out if you are eligible for a Student Council Cord.

 Peer Leaders:  List of eligible Peer Leaders to receive a Peer Leader Cord will be posted in May in the cashiers office with Ms. Haskins . If you have questions, see Ms. Eaton.

Military:  See Ms. Erzberger for eligibility.

 Diplomas: Will be available for pick up at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony if all criteria is met.  After this date they will be available for pick up from the Counseling Office in the west building.  PSEO students must produce documentation for completed course work after graduation to receive their diploma from the Guidance Office.  The student must pick up in person with a picture ID as the diploma is considered an official document.

 **Diplomas will only be given out if all fees/fines are paid in full, surveys are completed and student is in good academic standings.  This includes lunch accounts paid in full.  Please see your counselor if you have questions.

 Handicapped Seating and Services: Handicapped seating, sign language interpreter, assistive listening kit, etc. are available.  For handicapped parking please see information below.  For handicap seating – please fill out form on website.  Call Ms. Pierson (763) 792-5002 if you have questions. Please limit requests to less than 8 to accommodate all families in need.  Deadline to sign up is June 4th.

Handicap Seating for Graduation Ceremony

 Senior Graduation Ceremony Picture:  A photographer from Lifetouch Photography will be at the graduation ceremony.  You will receive a mailing from Lifetouch Photography to order your pictures.  You may also view and order your student’s picture on-line at


SANP - Senior All Night Party

SANP Tickets

2018 CHS Yearbooks (The Prowler) are now on sale for $65--our lowest price of the year!  If you add personalization (name printed on the book) for $6.50 before September 29, you can choose up to four icons FREE!  Pick up an order form in either building offices or click on the link to order online.  If you are paying by check, please make checks out to Centennial High School.

Parents of SENIORS:  Baby Ads are also available for sale online with a deadline of December 15, 2017.  A baby ad is a special recognition of your graduating son/daughter and is placed in the seniors section of the yearbook.  Upload a favorite photo of your child from infant to pre-school age and add a special message to let them know how proud you are of their accomplishment.  Price is $25.  Use this link or click on the Recognition Ad link when purchasing a yearbook.


Parents and students can upload picture for you to use in the book on REPLAY IT:


 Thank you for supporting the 2018 CHS Prowler!!