News & Announcements

Reminder Grads!!

Guidance wants University/College Applications in before the holiday break.  If you have any questions about applying, please speak to a Guidance Counsellor!

Music Knights – Holiday Concert

Holiday Concert happens tonight in the CAF.  Reception at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:00pm.  Admission is by Donation!  There will even be Raffle Prizes!  Hope to See you There!


New Scholarship Opportunities

Schulich Leader Scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who are entrepreneurial minded, intending to pursue a career in Technology, Innovation, Engineering or Scientific Research (excluding medicine or medical research) The nominee must be enrolling at one of the 20 Canadian partner universities.  A Schulich Leader Nominee is eligible to win a $100 000 or $80 000 scholarship.

Nominees must possess at least two of three criteria:  Academic Excellence, Leadership, Financial Need.

If you would like to be the one Nominee from Centennial for a Schulich Leader Scholarship, please sign up in Guidance before December 17, 2018.  See Ms. O’Brien if you have any questions.


University of Western Ontario National Scholarships

Western’s National Scholarships are valued at up to $65 000 and are designed to recognize all-round excellence. They are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic performance to candidates who demonstrate ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for the pursuit of learning. National Scholarships also recognize exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities and a special emphasis is placed on commitment to community service.

If you would like to be considered for one of Centennial’s four nominations for Western’s National Scholarship program, please sign up in Guidance before December 17, 2018.  See Ms. O’Brien if you have any questions.

Public Health – December 5th

Public Health will be running an immunization clinic at Centennial Collegiate on Wednesday, December 5th.  This clinic is an opportunity for students to become up to date with their immunizations.  Students with outstanding immunizations were recently notified by mail.  If you received a letter from Public Health please send it to school with your child on Wednesday, December 5th.  Note that students with outstanding immunizations as of February 8th, 2019 will be suspended from school.

CPA Ontario Trip

Thanks CPA Ontario​!

Centennial students travelled to Toronto to learn more about the accounting profession.

Great view of the city and a great event!

Centennial loves CPA Ontario.


Nov. 20 Dispelling Rumours

There are many rumours circulating on social media that are leading people to believe that school is unsafe today. These are just that — rumours. Our first priority is always student safety. Our Police Officer is at the school, as usual. Classes are in session. The Guelph Police are aware of both the individual and the rumour and they have informed us that there is no immediate threat to the school.

Nov. 14 Incident

Today a former student was arrested after coming onto school property with brass knuckles and a knife. The Guelph Police were already at the school when the incident occurred, and the former student was arrested immediately. No one was injured. Thanks to the Guelph Police for their excellent response.

Inclement Weather

Weather conditions occasionally cause bus & taxi transportation to be delayed or cancelled and, or for the schools to be closed. 

YOUR FUTURE, YOUR CHOICE Wed Nov 14th from 6:00-8:00pm

WHAT: Your Future Your Choice
WHEN: Takes place on Wednesday November 14th from 6:00-8:00pm
WHERE: Centennial CVI located at 289 College Ave. West in Guelph.
WHO: Everyone welcome, including students and family members from UGDSB and WCDSB
This event is a one-stop career, education, and community resource fair. Over 80 exhibitors from colleges and universities, as well as business and community organizations will be there to provide students and their families with valuable information to help them make decisions about future education, training, volunteer opportunities, and employment. All pathways will be represented including apprenticeships, college, university and the workplace.
Students, parents, and guardians are encouraged to save the date and plan to attend Your Future Your Choice on Wednesday November 14th from 6:00-8:00pm at Centennial CVI in Guelph.  See you there!

SpartaHacksIII – November 17th from 9AM to 9PM

On November 17th from 9AM to 9PM, we’re going Spartan Independent! With the help of our amazing sponsors, we are organizing a unique and fun experience full of code!

New to programming? SpartaHacks III is a great place for first-time hackers! We have a lineup of workshops led by experienced coders ready to help you learn, whether it’s a breakdown of the basics or a walk-through of advanced concepts. Our panel of friendly mentors are ready to answer all your questions and assist you throughout the day as you work on your projects. No matter what your skill level is, SpartaHacks III will help you grow and develop as a programmer!  Link >>  REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

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Come and see “Dance is Endless” on November 15th – show begins at 7pm.

Dance Inc. turns 20! Can’t think of a more appropriate theme… Dance is Endless!

This year many of our past dancers will return to Centennial to see the show – I can’t wait to see them! Our first show had only 12 dancers…I can’t believe we were able to pull off an entire dance show with only 12 dancers. These lovely ladies below have gone on to doctor others, teach, and many have kids of their own. My hope is their kids all dance. Never stop dancing!  This year, Dance Inc. proudly has 45 dancers and offers Grades 9-12 Dance.

Come and see “Dance is Endless” on November 15th – show begins at 7 pm.  Tickets $10 at the door, $7 in advance.

Hope you can attend!

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Want to Be an International Student Homestay Family

Homestay is an integral part of the experience in studying abroad.  The Upper Grand District School Board – International Student Program works closely with various homestay service providers through the year. We are very appreciative of the families who provide homestay for our students. 
 Due to increased interest in our programs (February and September intakes) one of our associates is currently looking to add more families to their roster. For more information on becoming a homestay family in our communities please contact:  
Canada Homestay Network   1-877-441-4443 ext. 2176     

A Message to Students and Parents about Cannabis Legalization Oct. 17

Cannabis is already part of the High School Health Education Curriculum, along with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The legal age to use, purchase, or possess alcohol, tobacco, or cannabis is 19. Being impaired at school is not acceptable, no matter what the substance.

The focus of the Health Education Curriculum is on fostering skills like resiliency and positive thinking that lead to not using substances, as well as to making healthy informed decisions. To that end, here is brief factual summary that may be helpful in family discussions:


Grad Photos Oct 22-Nov 2/18

Edge Imaging Book Online:      School Code: CES      Select Sitting, Date & Time

Do You Want to Host a Centennial International Student?

MLI is currently recruiting new host families for international students while they attend Centennial.  Compensation and support is provided. If interested please contact :

Rustann Steele-Yeo, Homestay Coordinator – Guelph (Centennial CVI and Fergus)

 Mobile: (226) 971-2856

Water Testing

The Upper Grand District School Board has been testing for lead in school drinking water since 2007. The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 micrograms per litre. This standard is based on a national guideline set by Health Canada.

For your information we are publishing the successful Lab Results for Centennial CVI showing that the water is safe. The water continues to be tested regularly and frequently.

Centennial CVI Lab Results


You can now pay your $50 Spartan Fee On-line.  That is $25 for your student fee and $25 for your yearbook.  Every student is attached to the Football Team.  However, if you are not on the football team, DO NOT PAY THE TEAM FEE!

If you still prefer to pay by cheque or cash then please pay in the office main office.  We are happy to assist!


Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

If your child has a life threatening condition – Please look at the Life-Threatening information on our website as per the New UGDSB Policy.  Please complete the appropriate form(s) and submitt to the office ASAP!

Policy 518 – New June 2018


The Upper Grand App

The Board has created “The Upper Grand App” for mobile phones. This App automatically pulls news from school websites.  As a parent, if you have kids attending multiple schools, you can turn on the news feed from one or several schools.  Our Centennial news feed to the App will include News and Announcements, Calendar of Upcoming Events, and Twitter from our school website.  Here is the “How-To” link

Centennial Spartan Wear Online Store

Spartans now you can purchase school wear for any sport or club.  Free Shipping during the school year. Visit the website below and start shopping!!

Student Accident Insurance – Information for Parents

Posted September 19, 2018

Reminder for parents/guardians: Accidents happen – be prepared with Student Accident Insurance

Parents/guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises during school activities.  Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance plans. The Upper Grand District School Board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.

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Secondary Program Review: UGDSB creating guiding vision for secondary school education

Posted September 5, 2018

The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a strategic review of secondary school education across the district.

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Health and Physical Education Letter for Parents

Posted September 4, 2018

Dear parents and guardians,

We are writing to you to address some of the questions and concerns we have received regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. As you may know, the Government of Ontario has directed all school boards across the province to use the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 1-8). Since all school boards are required to teach the curriculum that is approved …

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UGDSB Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) and Suicide Protocol Notification

Posted August 30, 2018

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CCVI Healthy Breakfast and Snack Program

Posted December 1, 2017

Parents, Business Owners, Members of our community:  We are looking for support – monetary or by means of in-kind donations – to our student nutrition program so that every student has the opportunity to thrive and learn.  Having a healthy start to a student’s school day is one of the most important factors in creating tomorrow’s leaders.  Centennial CVI addresses the issue of student hunger by …

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High School Dental Screening Pilot – Promotional Info

Posted October 24, 2017

Public Health is offering free dental screenings to high school students at our school this year from October to April. A Registered Dental Hygienist and Certified Dental Assistant will be available the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am. No appointment is necessary. Interested students can stop by the Wellness Centre to have their teeth checked and their questions answered about oral health and dental care.  If you …

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Posted September 19, 2017

Please note where your child can be dropped off and picked up safely. Safe and easy student drop off and pick up lane allows all school buses to enter the parking lot & advance to the bus drop off/pick up zone. The driveway to the parking lot is now one way only. When Parents drop off students they must enter the driveway – immediately turn to the left and pull as …


First Nation, Métis, Inuit Self-identification

Posted September 15, 2017

If you are a member of a First Nation, the Métis or the Inuit, then please consider self-identifying.  Self-identification helps in several ways: Students will have access to more culturally relevant programming and opportunities for unique cultural and academic experiences. The school system will have an opportunity to focus efforts and resources, as well as an increased …

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