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  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will meet every Friday at 6:45 a.m. in the armory. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Students interested in taking the ASVAB test in October need to see Mrs. Atkins in guidance before Thurs., Sept 21.

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Teacher Spotlight: New Assistant Principal Michelle Cochran Takes On A New Role in Education

Teacher Spotlight: New Assistant Principal Michelle Cochran Takes On A New Role in Education

Cassandra Castillo, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Teacher Spotlight

As the new school year begins, we recognize some familiar faces, but we also see some new ones. New students, teachers, as well as a new principal are being welcomed into the school. This year, Mrs. Michelle Cochran has joined Central as the new assistant principal. It is her first year as an assis...

New Book by Central Alumnus Jerry Summers Shines Light on Former Coach Stan Farmer

New Book by Central Alumnus Jerry Summers Shines Light on Former Coach Stan Farmer

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Alumni Spotlight, Showcase

Stan Farmer was not only an amazing educator and coach at Central, but a  World War II veteran as well. He was an excellent influence at Central High School during his time. He helped many students off and on campus. Jerry Summers captures all of this in his new book reflecting on the life of Stan Farmer. Stan...

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Robin Moore Returns to Central as the New College Advisor

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Robin Moore Returns to Central as the New College Advisor

Sam Helmholtz, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Teacher Spotlight

"There's no better place than Central. There's something that just grabs at your heartstrings. This place is like family." Mrs. Robin Moore is the new college adviser here at Central. The job of college adviser entails helping seniors have access to college, financial aid, and scholarships. It also...

Teacher Spotlight: Central Welcomes Ms. Elisabeth Zachary as New Curriculum Coach

Teacher Spotlight: Central Welcomes Ms. Elisabeth Zachary as New Curriculum Coach

Bryson Eddy, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Teacher Spotlight

With the start of a new school year, and constant changes being made all around campus, new teachers and staff members are expected. This year, the school is welcoming Ms. Elisabeth Zachary as the new curriculum coach. "The basic definition of my work is that I support student achievement by helping...

Teacher Spotlight: Central High School Welcomes New Nurse Kim Lykes

Teacher Spotlight: Central High School Welcomes New Nurse Kim Lykes

Bailey Brantingham, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Teacher Spotlight

This year, Central High School welcomes a new school nurse, Kim Lykes. Lykes is happy to be working with fresh faces this year and is looking forward to many great years here at Central. Nurse Lykes went to Helix High School in La Mesa, California. She later attended San Diego City College in California,...

Teacher Spotlight: Say ‘Bonjour’ to Amie Wilson, Central’s New French Instructor

Teacher Spotlight: Say ‘Bonjour’ to Amie Wilson, Central’s New French Instructor

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer

September 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Teacher Spotlight

Several foreign languages have been accessible to Central's students in recent years, including Spanish, Latin, and German. Central's staff has grown significantly, bringing an exciting new addition: a French course taught by Mrs. Amie Wilson. In 2002, Wilson graduated from Cleveland High School. After three y...

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Diana Cochran Joins Central Faculty as New Spanish and Bible History Teacher

Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Diana Cochran Joins Central Faculty as New Spanish and Bible History Teacher

Preston Fore, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Teacher Spotlight

Each school year brings changes to Central High School, with this year being no different with over a dozen new faculty members. One of these new teachers is Dr. Diana Cochran, who now teaches Spanish II and Bible History. "I really like Central. I enjoy the much smaller classes. Plus, the students...

Dr. John Dyer Inducted into Central High Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Dr. John Dyer Inducted into Central High Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Alumni Spotlight, Showcase

Dr. John Dyer was born on Signal Mountain on September 28, 1936. He lived there for a large portion of his childhood but eventually moved off the mountain for school. Dyer graduated from Central High School as part of the Class of 1954. He then went on to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,...

Southern Rock and Roll Artist, Barry Borden (’72) Drums His Way In The Central Hall of Fame

Southern Rock and Roll Artist, Barry Borden (’72)  Drums His Way In The Central Hall of Fame

Savannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2017


Filed under Alumni Spotlight, Showcase

Shakespeare once said that "If music be the food of love, play on." and that is what Central alumnus Barry Borden has been living by for the past 45 years. Borden, graduating in 1972, has been living his rock'n'roll lifestyle ever since he left his alma mater. From small bands, including Mother's...

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Martin, An Undefeated Professional Boxer, Reminisces On Past Central Experiences

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Martin, An Undefeated Professional Boxer, Reminisces On Past Central Experiences

Victoria Dutilly, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Alumni Spotlight, Showcase

Ryan Martin, an undefeated professional boxer, was born and raised in Chattanooga. He became interested in boxing when he was seven years old and trained at West Side Boxing Gym. He attended Brown Middle School and Central High School during his academic career. Now as a 24 year old, he recently won...

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