CENTAURI HIGH SCHOOL FALCONS North Conejos School District Report for March and APRIL, 2013
Centauri High School just received an especially nice crystal award from topschoolsintheusa.com, awarded for being a Top High School in the United States, 2012-13.
Ms. Bev Glynn has gone the extra mile with respect to ACT preparation by bringing in Carol Smead, ACT prep specialist to work to sessions with CHS Juniors on strategies for enhancing an ACT score, vital to them personally and to our school in terms of performance frameworks.
CHS continues its Alliance partnership with Colorado State University, the spring meeting being held on March 18th at Centauri High School. Reports of current students and their development, program progress and current status discussed.
Scholarships received are too numerous to mention. CHS Seniors are being well-rewarded for their academic and vocational endeavors, from Harvard to UTI.
Jasmine Gallegos received both the CHS Outstanding Junior Girl and Outstanding Junior from CU Boulder.
Ms. Sonia Genesio has attended a reading conference. The conference had a broad spectrum of mini-sessions from which Ms. Genesio chose; her options were those that impacted CHS and what we can do to insure our reading scores stay and/or improve.
Each CHS teacher has completed a short, online course “Creating a Safe Environment” via the National Federation of High Schools. The course, usually at the cost of $50 was waived, it is now used as a training video to instruct sponsors, teachers and coaches about taking measures to prevent bullying and other scenarios to prevent when supervision and teaching are key.
Mr. Devin Smith and Mr. Jesse Shawcroft are working toward their administrator’ certificate, pursuing a minimum of 300 hours toward that end. Each is a key component to the development of the CHS UIP for 2013; a day spent over spring break will be dedicated to finalizing some things on our UIP from their perspective.
The March 6th early release was devoted entirely to TCAP proctor and protocol training. As CHS is familiar with ACT protocol and has run the TCAP in the same manner, the only new adjustment for staff is having two proctors in the same room.
Leadership and Character Development - We have numerous CHS students who will be notified that they are Colorado Academic All-State, TBA shortly.
****The Centauri High School Band was specifically asked by CHSAA Commissioner Bud Ozello and President of the CHSAA Basketball Committee, Paul Cain, to play the National Anthem prior to the Championship Games Saturday night because of their noticeable abilities Thursday night.
Centauri Girls Basketball-
1st Team ALL IML-
-Tori Fringer, Marissa Quinlan, Kathleen Ruybal, Taylor Wilson
Player of the Year-
-Taylor Wilson- Taylor will play in the CHSCA All-State game in June hosted by ASU. Taylor was also selected as the Denver Post Female Student Athlete of the Week
Centauri Boys Basketball-
1st Team ALL IML-
-Jeremy Cornum, Justin Gallegos, KC Jarvies
-Clay McCarroll, Mitchell Wilson
IML ALL CONFERENCE-
-Micah Keys, Jason Buhr, Jareb Aziz (all CO state champions)
-Jensen Hamilton, Ethan Coombs
Wrestlers of the Year- Jason Buhr and Micah Keys
CHS HOSA state participants and Accolades:
Top 10 qualifiers-
Emergency Medical Technician Team- Louis Alanis, Deseret Comstock
Biomedical Debate Team- Caleb Babcock, Destination Christensen, Elizabeth Dupont, Jesse Martinez
Forensic Medicine Team 1- Brooke Decker, Tausha Vigil
Creative Problem Solving Team- 1st PLACE IN COLORADO- Brittney Roy, Kevin Herrera, Billy Medina
Dental Terminology- 1st PLACE IN COLORADO- Stephen Fernius
CHS BAND AND HONOR CHOIR-
WSCU Honor Choir- Lane Williams, Ellie Anderson, Sarah Sowards
ASC Honor Choir- Lane Williams, Ellie Anderson, Megan Medina
Honor Band- Mikko Sanchez, Jade Cisneros,
CHS CHEER- CHS would like to recognize the outstanding efforts of our cheer squad to attend the numerous events and offer their support and talents.
Mr. Curt Wilson, Principal, Centauri High School has been nominated by the Colorado High School Activities Association Board of Directors to replace outgoing President, Dr. Harry Bull, currently the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Cherry Creek School District, now announced as the new Superintendent of Cherry Creek School District on Monday, January 28th.
Curt Wilson has served 3 ½ years on the Legislative Council (formerly known as the Board of Control) as the representative for the Intermountain League. Hewas then elected to serve on the CHSAA Board of Directors for the last three years representing District 8, (Intermountain, Southern Peaks, Fisher’s Peak, and Black Forrest Leagues). With this move to CHSAA President, Curt will serve his final year of a four year term as the Representative of District 8 and CHSAA President, with one additional year added to serve as President ofCHSAA bylaws. The vote by the Board of Director’s was held at the CHSAA Board of Director’s January 23rd meeting, and was announced at the Legislative Council meeting on January 24th.in Denver. Curt will begin his term as CHSAA President after a confirmation vote at the CHSAA Legislative Council meeting in April.
Curt was nominated for the MetLife/NASSP Colorado High School Principal of the Year and underwent an interview with the selection committee, finishing as runner-up.
Curt has been CHS Principal for 9 years. Previous to this position he served as an English teacher for North Conejos Schools for 13 years, CHS Head Football, CHS Head Baseball, Asst. Basketball Coach under ASC’s Larry Jo Hunt, Asst. Track coach and was a Disney National Teacher of the Year nominee. Curt is the proud father of Taylor Wilson, Sr. and Mitchell Wilson, Soph., and Melissa Wilson, 6th grade….Wife Cindy, married 22 years, met while Curt played football for ASC under ASC Hall of Fame Coach Jeff Geiser and was a member of the 1988 squad who played for a National Championship while Cindy played volleyball for ASC.