Centennial Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Molly Pond
Counselor: Alison Leven
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Red, white and blue
Motto: Excellence, tradition, promise, future, legacy.
Year Opened: 1999
Phone: (469) 752-0700
Fax: (469) 752-0701
2609 Ventura Drive
Plano, TX 75093
Texas Education Agency earned accountability rating of Distinction Designation in mathematics, reading, science and student progress; NCEA's "Just for the Kids" Higher Performing school award; A top-three state finalist in 2008 for Elementary Teacher of the Year for Texas; PTA Gold Performance 2012-13; Best PTA in PISD in 2012.
Multiple student leadership involvement opportunities; Try-athlon competition (Academics/Fine Arts/P.E.) Citizen of the Month; College Week recognition; Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); Colonial Day; Cultural Arts Day; Texas Day; Good Morning Centennial (GMC) broadcasting; Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) program for identified gifted and talented learners; English as a Second Language (ESL); WordMasters (advanced vocabulary work); MathRocks (program for accelerated learning); PASAR (after-school childcare program); school-wide community outreach projects; district curriculum project competitions, i.e. science fair, Spelling Bee; safety patrol; Shoebox Science take home activities; spirit assemblies; Student Leadership; tutorial program; Students Thinking of Peers (S.T.O.P.); author visits; family picnics; field day; fifth-grade choir; PTA after school enrichment programs.
Parent Involvement Opportunities
SBIC (School-Based Improvement Council); Key Communicators; book fair; Cultural Arts Day; Lunch with Loved Ones; Donuts for Dad; Muffins with Mom; family picnics in the spring and fall; field day; library helpers; room parents; field trip chaperones; cabin parents at Collin County Adventure camp (fifth-grade); and multiple PTA/school volunteer opportunities.
History of Centennial
Centennial Elementary was named in recognition of Plano's 100 years of Tradition and Excellence which created a legacy that has led to the promise of the future. Centennial opened in August 1999.