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Centennial Park School

A place to belong. A way to achieve. - Centennial School District

Students Explore the Past in Colorado

At the end of September, a group of students was fortunate enough to attend a four-day archaeology program  at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colorado. Flying out to Colorado–for a number of students, their first trip on an airplane–and Learn More

Oxbow Trip

On Tuesday, August 30th, staff and students spent the afternoon building community and enjoying the great outdoors at our 3rd annual all-school trip to Oxbow Park. Students participated in a winner-takes-all Own the Gnome competition with tasks ranging from nut Learn More

School’s Out For Summer, What do We Do Now?

No matter what age you are, summer break is always a time for celebration. But what happens after the novelty of sleeping in and staying up late wears off? How can teens fill the time with productive and engaging activities? Learn More

Coast Work Exhibition

  The week before going to Cape Lookout State Park, students cycled through four different mini classes to prepare them.   Sue and Najwa focused on legends and scary campfire stories.  Conrad and Alison had students sketching the coast landscape through Learn More

Making A Difference (Wednesday Class)

Making a Difference (Service Learning) happens on Wednesday afternoons, at the Oregon Humane Society and the Lambert House. At the Humane Society, students socialize the dogs and cats (love them up), to make them more appealing to potential adoptive owners. Learn More

Dance Class

A Portland dance company, called 11:Dance Co., donates their studio and a volunteer instructor to teach dance to Centennial Park students.  The instructor, BB DeLano, has been dancing for over 23 years, and her expertise and enthusiasm are infectious.  On Learn More


For the second year in a row, CPS has been fortunate enough to be a part of CHILL, a program that serves to get young people involved in snowboarding–specifically young people who wouldn’t ordinarily get the chance.  That meant that Learn More

Principal’s Update Winter 2016

The 2nd quarter came to a close on a positive note as we celebrated the graduation of seven students. It was also a quarter of many firsts, our first Volleyball Season, the first performance of our Choir at the Winter Learn More