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There will be no school Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular schedule will resume Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

Winter Sports Pictures
Purchase winter sports pictures online! The prepay code is: CHS25Sports

Senior Yearbook Ads
Lori Lombard

Herff Jones Senior Meeting
Mrs. Walster, Senior Class Advisor

Herff Jones (the company that provides our cap and gowns and other grad gear) held a senior meeting and a parent night earlier last month. If you missed it, no worries! They will be back later this winter, or you can visit Herff Jones website.

Elective Fair

Visit our elective fair to learn more about the different courses offered at Century High School and PV-Tec! Teachers will be available to visit with and counselors will be available to answer any questions you might have. Interested in sports or activities? Coaches will also have booths set up so you can explore the different sports and activities offered here at Century and get to know the coaches!

Join us Tuesday, January 23 at 6-7:30pm

Library Announcements
Megan Anderson

Patrice Browning

Tuesday, Jan. 9th - ISU's Tech Tuesday @ Lunch
Thursday, Jan. 11th - 3D Printing with Mr. Tyler

Big Teams
Meagan Brockett
All athletes must register on Big Teams each year. Freshmen and Juniors will need an updated physical, as will anyone who is new to sports at the school. Registration must be complete before the athlete’s first practice! Please contact Meagan Brockett, Athletic Secretary if you have questions or need assistance.

Bus Stops

If you need to sign up for a bus still, please contact the district office and speak to someone in the transportation department. View the bus stop map. Bus info can be found on your Infinite Campus portal.

Free and Reduced Lunch

Learn more about the Free and Reduced meals program. Remember, you MUST apply each year in order to remain eligible! Failure to do so will result in your student being charged for meals.

Student Council
Meg Flesichmann
If you would like to donate to our student council, they are in need of paint for our rock. School colors are preferable, both regular paint and spray paint. They are also needing bags of individually wrapped candy for our state walk-of-fame tradition. Make sure you follow Century Student Council on Instagram for updates on activities.

Registrar News
Jamie Berry

If you are needing a transcript sent, please see Ms. Berry or one of our College and Career Advisors. Although no more schedule changes can be made, if you need help with your schedule or have any other concerts regarding credits, please speak with your counselor!
Last Names A-G - Ms. Youngstrom
Last Names H-0 - Ms. Johnson
Last Names P-Z - Ms. Neilson

Attendance Policy
Anita Ralphs

Enforcing Attendance and Tardies

Bell Schedule

While we certainly want out learner to be in school everyday, some amount of flexibility is necessary as we do not want to spread disease. If you are ill, please stay home until you no longer have a fever. You may attend school even though you do not feel "perfect". Each learner may miss up to five days per trimester. Once you surpass the five days, you may lose credit and be in a situation where you will have to "appeal" for your credit at the end of the trimester. Truancies may be issued for excessive or unexcused absences. We need you support to reinforce the importance of daily attendance and being on time. Every minute that a learner is late to class or misses class is a lost learning opportunity and disrupts the learning environment for all. We will be enforcing the following interventions for excessive tardiness including: 

  • Parent Contact
  • Periodic Tardy Sweeps
  • Lunch Detention
  • Truancies

College and Career
Jess Woodland

Tyler Robbins

Hey Seniors! Come to our FAFSA Night January 16, 2024 6-8pm CHS Media Center to get help filling out the new FAFSA Application.

Sport/Activity Contact
Volleyball Meg Flesichmann
Football Ryan Flesichmann
Cross Country Todd Nunan
Golf Jake Cutler
Boys Soccer Jamshid Roomiany
Girls Soccer Bill Vasas
Swim Peggy Kaiser
Cheerleading Meagan Brockett
Diamond Dancers Hallie Erickson
Theatre Ted Bonman / Shawn Ruth
Band/Color Guard Jamie Burtosky
Speech & Debate Joseph Tyler
Choir Bradley Irvine
Girls Basketball Meg Flesichmann
Boys Basketball Ryan Frost
Wrestling Mark Mansfield
Tennis Sean Kane
Softball Amanda Daniels
Baseball Mikee Blackhawk
Track Bill Vasas
Counselor, last names A-G Cindy Youngstrom
Counselor, last names H-O Corey Johnson
Counselor, last names P-Z Karen Nielson

*Games and events are subject to cancellations or reschedules with little notice. Please reach out to your athlete’s coach for the most up to date information.

Monday, January 8 Depart Advantage
5:30PM Girls Varsity Basketball GBB Team Dinner (School)    
Tuesday, January 9 Depart Advantage
6:00PM Girls Freshmen Basketball Preston   Home
6:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Preston   Home
7:30PM Girls Varsity Basketball Preston   Home
Wednesday, January 10 Depart Advantage
5:30PM Girls Varsity Basketball GBB Team Dinner (School)    
6:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Thunder Ridge 4:00PM Away
6:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Wrestling Hillcrest / Marsh Valley   Home
6:00PM Boys Freshman Basketball Thunder Ridge 4:00PM Away
7:30PM Boys Varsity Basketball Thunder Ridge 4:00PM Away
Thursday, January 11 Depart Advantage
6:00PM Girls Freshman Basketball Shelley   Home
6:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Shelley   Home
7:30PM Girls Varsity Basketball Shelley   Home

 

Diamondback Dramatics hold up the 4A State Drama Championship banner

Century hosted State Drama and took 1st in State for the 4th year in a row! 

Congratulations to Bryce Johnson for her 1st place win in Solo Serious and Will Leavitt for placing 2nd in Solo Musical Theatre. šŸšŸ’œšŸŽ­

Tardy Party Trimester 1 2023 Freshmen Win!

It's a Tardy Party! Century learners competed to see which class had the least amount of tardies for the first trimester. The freshman class won and were able to attend a Tardy Party with donuts and juice for everyone. Those that had less than five absences/tardies were put into a drawing for some really cool prizes. Students in all grades that had perfect attendance were also recognized.

CHS Dramatics Present Elephant's Graveyard

The Century High School Diamondback Dramatics will present their production of Elephant's Graveyard by George Brant, to the public on October 12, 13, 14 and 16 at 7 p.m at the CHS auditorium. General admission is $10 per person. Students and kids under 12 are $5. Tickets can be purchased online.

Qai Gerber and Payton Carter

Qai Gerber (Century High School) and Payton Carter (Highland High School) won the two Idaho nominations for the Jimmy Awards in New York City. Sponsored and fully funded by The Broadway League, both students were flown to NYC for 9 days where they worked closely with Broadway professionals on the Juilliard campus in all three areas of acting, singing, and choreography. Out of 140,000 students across the country who auditioned for this program, Qai and Payton were among the 96 students who were chosen to participate. The 9-day program culminated with the actual Jimmy Awards ceremony hosted by Corbin Bleu this past Monday evening. Qai and Payton and the other 94 students performed musical numbers at the ceremony to a sold-out audience, which included several Broadway producers, at the Minskoff Theatre, home of Broadway's The Lion King. It's an incredible honor to be chosen for this program, and we couldn't be prouder of these two Pocatello theatre students!

Payton Carter and Qai Gerber

Payton Carter, a Junior at Highland High School, and Qai Gerber, a Senior at Century High School, made it to the final round, top 8 in the state, of auditions for the Idaho High School Theatre Awards. The top two students will be announced on June 9th and will get a paid trip to the Juilliard Campus in New York. There they will get to work with industry professionals for a week, with the top two students from every other regional program in the country. At the end of that week they will get to perform at the national theatre awards ceremony, the Jimmy Awards. Congratulations Payton and Qai.

42nd Street Cast poses after winning award

Century High School's 42nd Street musical cast won multiple awards from the Idaho High School Theatre Awards (the qualifying event for the Jimmy's in NYC produced by the Broadway League). They received Best High School Musical in the state of Idaho. They also won Best Ensemble, Qai Gerber as Best Performer in a Lead Male Role, Will Leavitt as Best Performer in a Supporting Male Role, and Sasha Leukhardt as Best Performer in a Supporting Female Role. Qai Gerber also received a callback audition for the Jimmy Awards in NYC. The cast will get to perform a number from their show at the big ceremony in June at the Morrison Center in Boise.

Five Century learners repainted their school rock to include HHS

It’s been a long week for lots of reasons but this picture is just amazing. Thank you Century admin, students and staff for welcoming our Highland Rams and sharing your building with them. I may have cried when I saw this.

Carla May, HHS Parent

30+ Band and Drumline students from Century and Highland in the CHS Band room

The Century and Highland Drumline met up at CHS last night to spend some time to get to know each other and just hang out as kids. The HHS drummers have been stuck at home and feeling pretty down since their band room was lost. It was a really sweet event, Highland wanted to help Century get their equipment ready for marching band season as a thank you for sharing their school, band room and equipment. Century gave Highland a tour of the band room and showed them where to find everything they'll need while they are there. 

"This is a unique opportunity for our CHS and HHS percussionists to create more connections in their community and are looking forward to more "drummer hangs" in the future. As Highland Band alumni (2009-2013), it means a lot that we are able to help out the music students so that they are able to still have an experience in the classroom that wouldn't have been able to be done virtually, especially for those seniors."

Jamie Burtosky, former HHS student

Ms. Chantel Reddish holding her Kory Williams trophy

Chantel Reddish, a business teacher at Century High School, was awarded the "Korky Williams" award at the recent BPA State Conference in Boise. This award honors recipients that have served for a minimum of 20 years as a BPA Advisor, ran a local chapter, has mentored new advisors and has been active in State Leadership. Reddish was selected by her peers across the State as an outstanding BPA Advisor and mentor. 

Century High School Diamondback Dramatic team posing with 4A State Drama Champion title

Century High School's Diamondback Dramatics team are the 4A State Drama Champions for the third consecutive year in a row. Along with the state title, the team also had five pieces medal in individual events, the most they have ever received at a competition. The Drama Club advisors are Shawn Ruth and Ted Bonman.

Ms. Martin's CHS Anthropology Class sitting on log pole fence out in the mountains

On September 28th, the BLM's Pocatello Field Office staff hosted students from Century High School's Anthropology course, which is also an early college program through Idaho State University. The field trip took place on a beautiful fall day at the petroglyph boulder display in the Indian Rocks Area of Critical Environmental Concern, where the students learned how to document an archaeological site in the field. Century teacher Erin Martin joined BLM staff including archaeologist Amy Lapp, and geographic information system specialist Brian Holmes to teach the students about filling out site forms, photographing the site, using GPS, and making feature and site sketches.
 

District News

C.A.K.E. Awards February 2024 Capri Casper 5th Grade Greenacres and Aubrey Davis 10th Grade Century High School

Congratulations to Capri Casper, a 5th grade learner attending Greenacres Elementary, and Aubrey Davis, an 10th grade learner attending Century High School, who were chosen as the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 February C.A.K.E. award recipients. C.A.K.E. stands for Character, Attitude, Kindness and Encouragement.

Capri was nominated by her teacher, Ms. Aubrey Eldredge. In her nomination letter, Mrs. Eldredge wrote, “Capri is well-known at Greenacres for her incredible character and kindness. In our class, she is known as our class “Hype Girl.” She is always giving out compliments, and words of encouragement to her classmates. She goes above and beyond to make sure everyone in class feels welcome. Capri starts each day with a positive attitude and a huge smile, which spreads to the rest of our class. Her constant positive comments always bring a huge smile to my face, because she is just SO nice. Not only does Capri spread joy and happiness, but she always tries her hardest in class. She’s never afraid to ask for help or say she doesn’t understand something. Capri is a hard worker who puts forth her best effort. Capri has taught me so much as a teacher. She has taught me the power of kindness and a positive attitude. It’s a privilege to have Capri in class, and I will miss her greatly when she goes off to middle school.”

Aubrey was nominated by her teacher, Ms. Jamie Burtosky. In her nomination letter, Mrs. Burtosky wrote, “Ms. Davis has gone above and beyond to create a welcoming and safe environment in our percussion ensemble class. We have several "brand new" musicians to the class, where as most of their peers have been in band since the 6th grade. Aubrey has taken lead, unprompted, to spend time both inside and outside of class to help these students individually with their playing so they feel successful in our ensemble. She is a huge help in promoting the culture of our band program to make everyone feel welcomed and show students that it is a safe space to make mistakes and learn from them.”

Capri and Aubrey were recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. McDonald's provides each learner and their nominators with a gift card, along with $50 to purchase books for the school’s media center in the recipients’ names. 

PCSD 25 believes a safe, supportive, caring and respectful environment is critical to student learning. The District Education Foundation, in partnership with the local Johnson Family McDonald’s, supports the Learner-of-the-Month C.A.K.E. Award to recognize students who show great character.  The district recognizes one elementary learner and one secondary learner from October through May. Nominations for the C.A.K.E. Award are submitted by a teacher who has observed the nominee’s behavior, and are approved by the school’s principal.

A collage of Caleb Jensen, Clare Earnest, Elijah Buchanan, Elise Wood, Ellie Burnside, Evelyn Brittin, and Josh Agres

With congratulations on this exceptional honor, the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 is pleased to announce that seven local seniors earned recognition as 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists.  

CENTURY HIGH SCHOOL

Josh T. Agres

Evelyn R. Brittin

HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL

Ellie G. Burnside

Elise L. Wood

POCATELLO HIGH SCHOOL

Elijah C. Buchanan

Clare M. Earnest

Caleb A. Jensen

These local seniors join more than 16,000 Semiļ¬nalists named in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be oļ¬€ered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semiļ¬nalists must fulļ¬ll several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 95 percent of the Semiļ¬nalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

NMSC, a not-for-proļ¬t organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 speciļ¬cally to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 320 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

More than 1.3 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.

To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® or ACT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

From over 16,000 Semifinalists, more than 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.

Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2024. Every Finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit® $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state-representational basis. About 840 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 160 corporations and business organizations for Finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located. In addition, about 160 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 3,800 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2024 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join nearly 375,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

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The 2nd annual District-wide Apprenticeship+ Night hosted by the Century, Highland and Pocatello High School College and Career Advisors will be from 6:30-8:00pm in the PHS Commons on Thursday, November 30th. There will be many apprenticeships and hands-on opportunities for students to learn about and possibly pursue after high school. Refreshments will be provided by the PCSD 25 Culinary Arts Program. It's open to all students and families. 

Tonight’s election results have been reported, with the community voting against the approval of the school bond. 55.92 percent voted in favor of the bond while 44.08 voted against the bond. The bond needed a supermajority 66.67 percent voting in favor to pass. While we are disappointed that tonight’s outcome for the school bond proposal did not reach the supermajority threshold for voter approval, we appreciate and respect the democratic process and the collective voice of our community. Although the bond's failure presents challenges, the PCSD 25 Board of Trustees is committed to finding alternative solutions and working diligently to navigate this setback.

We understand the outcome is a reflection of the concerns and priorities of our community. The Board has plans to regroup and reassess those needs and concerns at a Special Meeting on Wednesday, November 8 at 4:30 p.m. The first priority is to explore viable options to fulfill the District’s obligation to return Highland High School to a fully functioning high school facility as soon as possible. At that time, the Board will also reassess additional facilities projects, including potential improvements to Century High School. The Board remains steadfast in its commitment to serving the best interests of our learners, staff, and community with any future bond proposals.

The community’s feedback, support, and engagement are invaluable to us. We encourage continued dialogue and collaboration to address the District’s most pressing facilities challenges.

As we move forward, the District pledges continued transparency, thorough communication, and an unwavering commitment to meet the evolving needs of our learners and staff. We extend our deepest gratitude to all those who took the time to vote and weigh in on the bond proposal.

More information about plans moving forward and opportunities for public input will be released at a later date.

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