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Centennial Park School

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Student in face mask holding snowboard at the base of snowy Mt Hood Meadows

Get Ready to Chill

If you’ve watched the Winter Olympics or seen a Mountain Dew commercial, you have some idea how cool snowboarding is.  If you’ve looked at the prices for equipment or lift tickets, or at the map of the snowy roads to Learn More

Photo of our new mural: a red & black sneaker with rap lyrics written above it on the wall

It’s Not Just a Sneaker

Senior Austin Weisen worked tirelessly to complete this sneaker and really make it pop. It is truly a standout art installation in the back hallway.  According to Austin, his mural does not have a name, “it does not need one, Learn More

Ofrenda items: Soda can, flower petals, picture of relative, picture of Caesar Chavez

Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda

Centennial Park School staff Jessica Arechiga-Coronado and Antonio Subiria, and students Maria Vargas and Abisadi Aragon-Cruz set up a Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda, an altar honoring remembering lost loved ones in celebration of the Day of the Dead.   Learn More

CPS and PSU students standing on a corner of the Park Blocks downtown.

PDX Scavenger Hunt

On Oct. 3, Centennial Park students engaged in a scavenger hunt around downtown Portland.  It was a beautiful, fall day as students visited sites like the Central Library, Powell’s books, the Mexican Consulate, and Voodoo Donuts.  Students examined statues, street Learn More

Students in the library competing in the "Flip Your Lid" competition.

Community Building at Centennial Park

School is off to a great start and there are a lot of new faces amongst staff and students. As a part of our continued commitment to building and nurturing relationships, we have been spending time each week on activities Learn More

Multiracial Thumbs Up Against Blue Sky

Seniors from PSU “teaching” at CPS

Three times a year–each year–for the past 10 years we have been honored to be able to partner with Portland State Universities Senior Capstone Program which allows students from PSU to come to CPS and “teach” lessons in the arts Learn More

Prom committee members in their prom dresses

End-Of-The-Year Fun

As the school year comes to a close, there was a reason to celebrate. Centennial Park has had several fun activities happening.   First, in early May, our school participated in a Teaching Tolerance project. #wearecommunity connected CPS to various Learn More

Scholarship winners: seven graduating seniors standing with their 6000 dollar checks from the ECMC foundations.

It’s all about the SENIORS

The Class of 2018 will graduate June 7th, 2018 at 7:00 pm! This year has been an amazing journey!   Here are a few highlights from Senior !   Senior Awards   Senior assembly is a time for graduates to Learn More

Three students holding their scholarship certificates

College Night

CPS held its annual College Night on Monday, April 16th. College Night is an event that is open to all CPS students (primarily geared towards Juniors) and their parents. This event is an opportunity for families to get a better understanding Learn More

Students seated & standing atop Keller Fountain

Blogging and Vlogging Around Portland

This quarter in Writing Around Portland, students are focusing on vlogging and blogging about destinations around Portland.  In the first week, students identified restaurants and places that they would like to experience.  Each week, we venture out into the city to try Learn More