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U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer to visit his alma mater - 04/16/14
U.S. Congressman and Centennial High School alumni Earl Blumenauer will visit his alma mater, Tuesday, April 22, to address the student body at a special assembly at 8:30 a.m. in the school's gymnasium. During the assembly, Blumenauer, who graduated from Centennial High School in 1966, will present a scholarship created in his name, to a Centennial student.

Congressman Blumenauer was slated to be the school's Homecoming Grand Marshal this past September, but had to cancel to remain in Washington D.C. during the U.S. budget crisis.

Immediately following the assembly, Congressman Blumenauer will have a private meeting with the Centennial School District's School Board and district leadership team. He will also have a private meeting with Centennial High School's student council.

Centennial High School strives to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, contributing members of society by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged, excellence is expected and differences are valued.
Centennial School District Board Meeting - April 23, 2014 - 04/16/14
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the district office board room. At this meeting the Centennial Park School building report will be presented by Principal Ajai Huja.

The Board will consider adoption of the 2014/2015 school year calendars and tentative adoption of the 2015/2016 school year calendars. Further consideration will be given to the adoption of revised policies: BBFA - Board Member Ethics and Conflicts of Interest; BBFB - Board Member Ethics and Nepotism; JECB - Admission of Nonresident Students; JECF - Interdistrict Transfer of Resident Students; and JFCG/KGC/GBK as well as KGC/GBK/JFCG both of which address the district's responsibility to maintain a Tobacco-Free Environment as it relates to students and the community.
Centennial School District Holds Budget Meeting - 04/10/14
Sam Breyer, Superintendent, Centennial School District, will hold a budget presentation, Thursday, April 17 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Board Room at Centennial's District Office.

During the presentation, Breyer will talk about the 2014 - 15 budget process and highlight proposed additions. This is the first time since 2007-08 that the district can consider additions to the budget.

The Centennial School District Office is located at 18135 S.E. Brooklyn Street, Portland.

The district will hold a community workshop on the budget Wednesday, May 7 in the Community Room at Centennial High School from 6 - 7- p.m. During the workshop attendees will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed budget. Centennial High School is located at 3505 S.E. 182nd, Gresham.
Centennial School District Board Meeting - April 9, 2014 - 04/03/14
The Centennial School District Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the district office board room. At this meeting the winter athletes will be recognized and the Oliver Elementary School building report will be presented.

The Board will consider adoption of policies from Section G - Personnel of the district policy manual. They will also consider the adoption of: the board meeting schedule for 2014/2015, language arts textbook adoption for grades K-5, CHS and CPS, and the designation of May 5-9, 2014 as CEA teacher appreciation week.
Centennial School District hires Dr. Paul Coakley (Photo) - 03/20/14
The Centennial School District has announced the hiring of Paul E. Coakley, Ed.D. as the district's Assistant Superintendent/Director of Human Resources. He will replace Rich Shultz, who retires June 30, 2014.

Currently the Assistant Superintendent and elementary school Principal in the Rainer School District, Dr. Coakley has a proven record of competence, commitment and leadership skills in improving student growth and achievement outcomes in public schools. He has worked to increase and sustain high levels of academic performance while providing pathways for college and career readiness for all students in his district.

"We are excited that Dr. Coakley will be joining our team," said Sam Breyer, Superintendent, Centennial School District. "Paul has worked in both large and small districts and is a proven leader in working with school staff on research-based instructional strategies to improve teaching and learning. He is a collaborative leader who builds strong relationships with staff, students, and community and is a great addition to Centennial."

Dr. Coakley began his career in 2000 as an elementary teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King Elementary School in Portland, where he also worked as a Literacy Coach. He served as the Student Services Coordinator at the Dr. Howard Elementary School in Champaign, Illinois, and the Student Management Specialist/Administrator at Beach School in Portland. He joined the Rainier School District in 2008.

Dr. Coakley attended elementary and high school in Gresham, and is a graduate of Portland State University, where he received a Bachelors of Science in Liberal Arts, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctorate in Administration: Education Leadership & Policy. He is currently the Board Chair for the Lewis & Clark Graduate School's Educational Consortium. His first day in the Centennial School District will be July 1, 2014.

The Centennial School District bridges the cities of Portland and Gresham, and is made up of 10 schools - a high school, middle school, seven elementary schools and an alternative school for middle and high school students. The district serves approximately 6,300 students.