Clubs and Activities

For certain activities during the school year (i.e. Spectrum), non-Centennial students may be granted permission to participate. Permission needs to be obtained from a building administrator and activity sponsor and will be based on the person's school and/or community conduct.

Name

Description

Meetings/Contact

9th Hour Gaming Club

9th Hour Gaming Club welcomes all types of gamers; join us for table top board games and the weekly Smash Bros. tourneys

Days: Thursday

Times: 3:30-4:30pm

Room: 2402

Contact: Ms. Burke-Marquart 

American Sign Language Club

American Sign Language Club will be for any students interested in ASL to learn and improve in their abilities to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing world through the use of sign language in a fun and supportive group setting. In addition to learning ASL, students will also get the opportunity to learn about Deaf culture!

Days: Second and Fourth Fridays

Times: 3:30-4:30pm

Room: 2267

Contact: Ms. Johnson

 

 

Anime Club

This organization focuses on Japanese animation, we watch anime films, read Japanese comics, and study Japanese culture. The club meets once a week for an hour. Meeting times will be announced in the daily bulletin.

Days: Thursdays

Times:3:30-4:30pm

Room: 2316

Contact: Ms. Vail

Art Club

This club gives students the opportunity to continue their appreciation and exploration of the arts. We get together and do art activities such as tie dye, drawing, painting, ceramics, masks, pumpkin carving, and beadwork. If possible, we visit art museums in Champaign, St. Louis, and Chicago.

Days: Every other Tuesday

Times:3:30-4:30pm

Room: 2403

Contact: Mr. Doniek, Ms. Chong, and Ms. Starling

Best Buddies

Creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is what Best Buddies is all about. Centennial's chapter was established in the fall of 2014. As well as weekly one-to-one time Buddies and Peer Buddies have, w e have monthly chapter events such as movies, ice cream socials, parties, and more.

Days: Second Wednesdays

Times: 3:30-4:00pm

Room: 1224

Contact: Ms. Davies

 

Board Game/Chess Club

Meet to play various board games. Some of the games that are available to play are Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Bang!, Kingdom Builder, Stratego, Chess, Magic: The Gathering, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Students are welcome to bring in their own game and teach other how to play.

Days: Wednesday

Times: 3:30-5:00pm

Room: 1228

Contact: Mr. Linnenburger and Mr

 

Charger 101 Student Mentorship

Charger 101 Student Mentorship is a program that pairs upperclassmen (the mentors) with freshman advisories. The mentors go into advisories every other week to lead discussions centered around academic and social-emotional topics. The mentors carry out the school's mission statement by building a safe and trusting community within the freshman advisories.

Upperclassmen only, admission based.

Contact: Ms. Glickman and Ms. McQueen

 

Charger 4-H

When you join 4-H, you are joining the largest out-of-school youth program in the country. There are 6 million kids just like you across the country in 4-H, and 200,000 of them live here in Illinois. Charger 4-H takes care of the Centennial School Garden and has monthly activities to help improve leadership skills. We meet the second or third Wednesday of each month in room 1115 at 3:30. November 17 and December 8 are the meeting dates for the rest of this semester. 

Days: Second or Third Wednesday

Times:3:30-4:30pm

Room: 1115

Contact: Ms. Pruski

 

Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon is a student-run club. The focus is two-fold: raising money for Children's Miracle Network and building skills for event planning and non-profit organizations.

Days: Wednesday

Times: 8:00-8:50am

Room: 2252

Contact: Ms. Miller

 

Drama Club/Thespians

Coming Soon!

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Room: 2402

Contact: Ms. Burke-Marquart

 

Empower

Empower is a student-led organization. Empower meets weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 in room 1108. Here is how they describe themselves: Empower is a group of people fighting back against rape culture and sexual harassment. It's a safe space for all students and a great way to educate yourself on the topic.

Days: Wednesday

Times: 3:30-4:30pm

Room: 1108

Contact: Ms. Hutchison

 

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

G.S.A. is a student-led organization. It was created so that any student who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender...or an ally, (LGBTA), can feel safe and have a sense of belonging at Centennial. High school can be a difficult time for LGBT youth and many people do not know how to deal with it. We are welcoming to everyone, even those who just wish to help create a school community free from bias and harassment. We host educational and social activities throughout the school year to promote acceptance and awareness. Some of our fun events are ice cream socials, area-wide GSA pizza parties, and dances. Our educational campaigns include: Gay History Month in October, along with LGBT Awareness Month and Day of Silence in April. We also work with teachers and administrators for educational campaigns and policy change.

Days: Every other Thursday

Times: 3:30-4:30pm

Room: 1326

Contact: Mr. Doniek

 

Interact

Interact is a Rotary-sponsored high school service organization for young men and women committed to serve Centennial as well as various community groups. Members are selected by faculty vote to serve during their senior year from those who apply for candidacy during their junior year. Since this is a service organization rather than a social club, members are expected to demonstrate dependability, integrity, responsibility, and leadership.
The Centennial Interact Club is devoted to providing opportunities for its members to participate in public service for both the school and the community. The Club is composed of seniors and sponsored by the Champaign Rotary Club. The Club sponsors several events during the school year including the Austin Cloyd Day of Service, Homecoming Chili Supper, and Holiday Adopt a Family.

Seniors only, admission based.

Contact: Ms. Anderson

 

Jazz Band

Our jazz bands meet during school as well as after school. Our jazz bands are based on abilities so each student has a chance to grow musically at a comfortable pace. We perform at the Mall, around town, at our Spectrum Talent Show, and at Jazz Festivals at various universities around the state. All students are encouraged to learn more about Jazz at Centennial. Please see Mr. Allen for more information.

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Times: 3:30-4:30pm

Room:2325

Contact: Mr. Allen and Mr. Chesner

 

 

Key Club

Key Club is a service leadership organization open to all students grade 9-12 at the high school which is sponsored by the Champaign-Urbana Noon Kiwanis Club. As a student-led organization, Key Club's objective is the development of initiative, leadership ability, and good citizenship practices as it serves the school and community. Membership dues are $20.00 per year which includes the club T-shirt.

Days: Every other Wednesday

Times: TBD

Room: 1122

Contact: Mr. Freymuth

 

Knitting Club

Coming Soon!

Days: Thursday

Times: 3:30-4:30pm

Room: 1232

Contact: Ms. Sudlow

 

 

Korean Club

The purpose of the Korean Club is to introduce students to Korean culture and language through hands-on activities.

Days: Thursday

Times: 3:30-4:30pm

Room: 2124

Contact: Ms. Bartolotta

 

Math Team

The club will prepare students to compete in various math competitions. the main competition takes place in February as a regional event and in May as a state event.

Days: Tuesday

Times:3:30-4:15pm

Room: 2244

Contact: Ms. Alderman and Mr. Hooper

 

National Honor Society

The Centennial National Honor Society is an elite group of junior and senior students that must meet the requirements of a 3.5 GPA, two letters of recommendation, and a personal essay in order to become a member. After the induction ceremony, students must earn 15 points of service credit during the school year, attend at least 5 monthly meetings, and maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Days: First Tuesday and Wednesday

Times: 3:30pm

Room: 1235

Contact: Mr. Schmitt

 

Rho Kappa Honor Society (Soc. Studies)

Coming Soon!

Upperclassmen only, admission based

Contact: Mr. Sikora, Ms. Delgado, and Ms. McMenamin

 

Scholastic Bowl

Scholastic Bowl is a buzzer-based team activity. Participants in Scholastic Bowl answer trivia questions with topics ranging from classical philosophy to pop music. the team practices weekly and travels often to tournaments all over the state.

Contact: Mr. Cheun and Ms. Delgado

 

Science National Honor Society

Coming Soon!

Admission based

Contact: Ms. Sudlow

 

 

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is an academic team that requires try-outs. They compete in over twenty different science oriented events at the regional level.

Admission based

Contact: Ms. Sudlow

 

Student Voice Committee

The Student Voice Committee is a student-led organization whose mission is to bring a diverse group of students to the table. This group is dedicated to listening to the concerns of the entire student body, especially those underrepresented in student leadership and voicing these concerns to the administration. The SVC may also serve as a liaison group from administration to the student body, relaying updates and policy.

Days: Thursday

Times: 3:30-4:30pm

Room: 1248

Contact: Ms. Aikman

 

Writing Center

The Writing Center is an academic space where current Centennial students offer peer tutoring to help students with any type of writing assignment. If you’re writing an essay for English class, writing article summaries for Biology, or DBQs and LEQs for a history class, we will be able to help you. It doesn’t matter where you are in the writing process, you can always come in for help. Please join us in the Writing Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school until 4:30 in room 2108.

Days: Wednesday and Thursday

Times: 3:30-4:30pm

Room: 2108

Contact: Ms. Glickman and Ms. Fundator

 

Yearbook

Yearbook is designed to give students real life skills in journalism, design, layout, business, and communications in the course of the creation and publication of the school's yearbook. Students will learn to work collaboratively with their classmates, communicate effectively with peers and adults, create and edit book pages, and meet deadlines throughout the semester.

This is a class, for which students would need to enroll in.

Contact: Ms. Alderman and Ms. Arie

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