Central
High School
1801 Losey Blvd. S | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7900 | FAX: 608-789-7931

January 8

“Central Pride is School Wide”

Congratulations to DECA members who competed at the DECA Districts:  Jazlyn Schumaker took 1st in Restaurant & Food Service Management, Autumn Paulson received an Honorable Mention in Accounting Applications, Parker Blumentritt received an Honorable Mention in Marketing Communications, Josh Krause and Ezehukwu Nduka received Honorable Mentions in the Marketing Management Team Event, and Andrea Tryggestad and Riley Zielke got Honorable Mentions in the Hospitality Services Team Event.  All received medals.  All competitors should see Mrs. Hinkel before the end of the day TODAY.

Congratulations to the Wrestling Team on winning the Osseo Dual Tournament.  Undefeated wrestlers were Kalix Roe, Christian Kapanke, and Robert Snodgrass.  Second place performances were turned in by Paul Bartle, Jeremiah Nagel, and Ethan Coleman.  The JV Team competed at Mineral Point.  Congratulations to Michael Jankowski who placed 3rd and qualified for JV State. 

All Forensics Students:  You must see Coach Lawrynk this week to verify your participation and solidify your category for competition.  Sub districts are only a month away on February 12th

Sarah J. from the Y Teen Center will be here Thursday in Room 273 from 2:40 – 3:20 PM. 

First Semester Finals:  January 17th (Periods 1,2, & 8), January 18th (Periods 3, 4, & 5) and January 19th (Periods 6 & 7).  Periods 1,3,6:  8:00 – 9:30, Periods 2,4,7:  9:45 – 11:15, Lunch: 11:15 – 12:00, Periods 5 & 8:  12:00 – 1:30.  The bus leaves Wednesday & Thursday at 1:40 and on Friday at Noon. 

The Olympics are soon approaching and so is Olympic Week at Central.  Submit your Olympic Week t-shirt designs to Mrs. Ahnen in the Health Room by Friday, January 12th

Thinking about a New Year’s resolution?  Need something to do after school?  Want to get fit?  Check out what is happening in the Fitness Center on Wednesday, January 9th at 3:45 PM.  Kettlebells, bodyweight and other fun things await you. 

Finals are less than two weeks away so if you are looking for some help preparing or finishing up assignments prior to the end of the semester consider taking advantage of The Central Peer Tutoring Program.  Tutors will be available in the LMC during MLT this week.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Halter or Mr. Fergot.

During Final Exams, lunch will be served each day from 11:15 – 12:00.   This includes Friday, January 19th.

The La Crosse Central Volleyball Association is having a volleyball open gym from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Sundays during the months of January through May.  Please enter through the Cafeteria East Entrance.  If you have any questions e-mail lcvawi@gmail.com.

Are you looking to start the new year off right?  Come and participate in the first ever Kettlebell Challenge and Indoor Triathlon in the Fitness Center.  To learn more or to sign up stop by the Fitness Center and check out the flyers and talk to Taylor the supervisor.  Both programs will run until February 26th

A big Thank You to all who have donated to the Winter Weather Wardrobe.  Donations will continue to be collected during the Winter months.  The drop off box is located outside Mrs. Hutschenreuter’s room (317).  If you or someone you know needs a jacket, snow pants, boots, a hat, gloves or scarf make sure you visit the Winter Weather Closet.  Any staff member will be happy to get you what you need. 

Baseball and Softball Players:  Night Open Gym is every Monday and Thursday in January and February from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM in the Hackett Gym. 

The deadline for Senior Parent Ads is TODAY.  Please contact Lisa Colburn at 789-3085 with any questions.  

Order your yearbook now at jostensyearbooks.com or call 1-877-767-5217.  The cost until January 26th is $59.00. After this date the price goes up to $65.00. 

News from The Future Center:

Career Connections:  Come and hear a Nurse speak about his journey from an EMT to Paramedic to Nurse TOMOROW at 10:10 AM in The Future Center.  Sign up with Mrs. Moe in the Future Center. 

February 19th:  Pizza and Professionals event at the La Crosse Public Library.  Listen to different professionals speak about their careers and enjoy free pizza. 

February 21st:  Hands on Health at Gundersen Health System.  See Mrs. Moe in the Future Center for more information. 

March 12:  UW Stevens Point Campus Visit

April 3rd:  Viterbo Campus Visit

Searching for Scholarships?  Be sure to check www.lacrossepromise.org or in The Future Center for an updated list of National Scholarships. 

News from Student Services:

College / Military visits: Sign up in Student Services

Army Representative:  Wednesday, February 14th during the lunch hours in the lunchroom area

Army Representative:  Wednesday, May 9th during the lunch hours

Scholarships: 

The Mark and Anne Hansen Foundation Scholarship:  This is a new scholarship and is one of great magnitude.  To be eligible to apply students must be a graduating senior from Central, a resident of the State of Wisconsin, a student admitted to UW-Madison or another University of similar stature for the coming academic year, and a person unable without scholarship assistance be able to attend a University.  For more information or an application see the Student Services staff.  Applications are due by 3:30 PM on Wednesday, January 31,2018. 

Firefighters Credit Union Scholarship:  Applicant or parent must be a member of the Firefighters Credit Union, student must have a cum GPA of 3.0 or higher and must intend to pursue educational training in a 2 or 4-year program.  DUE DATE:  3:30 PM ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018.

Christopher Jordan Spirit Scholarship:  Student must be college bound, must be a member of the Central LC Club, and must have a cum GPA of 3.0-3.799.  Must be highly regarded by the student body, teachers and coaches for having exhibited a blend of academic success as well as extra-curricular success and proud to be a part of Central.  Their presence must have made Central a better place to be.  DUE DATE:  3:30 pm ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018.

Christopher Jordan Memorial Scholarship:  Must be pursuing a 4-year program post- secondary education in a public or nonpublic University or College, must have a cum GPA of 3.0 or higher.  DUE DATE 3:30 PM ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018.

Harry W. Schultz Athletic-Leadership Memorial Scholarship:  Must be college bound, minimum 3.0 GPA required, minimum of two varsity letters in Senior year.  DUE DATE:  3:30 PM ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018. 

Mary Patros Community Service Scholarship:  This scholarship is meant for a student who has given of themselves to the community they live in.  Student needs to be involved in the activity as a volunteer and has volunteered over a period of years.  DUE DATE:  3:30 PM ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018.

Badger State Sportsmen’s Club Scholarship:  Must have a cum GPA of at least 2.0, have plans for future school/education in Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Fisheries, Natural Resources Law Enforcement or a related field.  Preferred that the applicant not be going into Environmental Studies.  DUE DATE:  3:30 PM ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018.

Amanda Hundt Memorial Scholarship:  Must have played Girls Basketball or Softball at Central.  DUE DATE:  3:30 PM ON THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018.