CHS Physics Projectile Project (Captioned by: Caroline Lawrence)

Pictured (Left to Right):

Standing: Sal Salehi, Si Won Seo, Neil Moloney, Pasha Shahegh, Chris Lo

Seated: Jacqueline Chen, Julia Gao

What does learning sound like?  Mr. Eisenstein’s physics students learned on Thursday, March 29, that the answer is fling!  Regardless of their level, everybody taking this class crowded into the hallways to test the catapults on which they have been working for so long.

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Seussical Knocks Peoples Socks Off (Aqsa Rauf)

Centennial Presents the Spring Musical

From March 22-25, Centennial’s auditorium was packed with people clamoring to see Seussical, the spring musical. The cast and crew did a great job performing. The singing was phenomenal and the dancing was great. Also, the costumes had bright colors and suited the characters very well. The performance was well put together. I was really thrilled to come and watch.

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Eagles Struggle in a 7-5 loss against the Howard Lions (Salman Hashmi)

The Centennial Eagles looked dominant versus the Reservoir Gators and
Long Reach Lightening, but they struggled in a 7-5 loss versus the
Howard Lions on March 28, 2012.
Both the Lions and Eagles played sloppy committing too many errors
and walks. Pitcher Garrett Kurtz went six innings and gave up two
earned runs (five unearned runs). Pitcher Peter Baum finished up the
game going one inning with two strikeouts, but he gave up two earned
The Eagles will try to bounce back against the Oakland Mills
Scorpions on Friday, March 30, 2012 at Oakland Mills.

New Coaches (Salman Hashmi)

New JV baseball coach Ron Pusloskie is excited about his first season with the JV baseball team. Pusloskie is a familiar face to many Centennial students. He is a physical education teacher at Centennial Lane Elementary School. Pusloskie’s biggest challenge coaching baseball is being with the team and coaching each player. “It is hard to fit everything that you might want to accomplish in the permitted practice time so it might have to be broken up over several practices.  Also finding the time to work with each individual player to help them improve is hard,” explained Pusloskie. The biggest thing that Pusloskie has enjoyed is being around each player and getting to know them. “I really look forward to working with the players.  I love playing baseball and the game itself.  Watching players develop their skills and understanding of the game is what I look forward to most.  All of the kids have been great.  They come out and work hard and seem to enjoy it which makes things a lot easier for me and the same time more enjoyable for myself as well,” said Pusloskie. Not only has he gotten to know the players, but he has interacted with varsity baseball coach Dennis Ahearn. Pusloskie felt that Ahearn has helped him in coaching the team. “Coach Ahern has been very helpful.  It has been an adjustment getting back into coaching and having the kids adjust to me as their new coach.  He has offered advice throughout and has set a good example running a successful program over his years as CHS varsity coach,” added Pusloskie.

Howard County Welcomes New Superintendent (Kyle Simpson)

Howard County announced today the replacement for long-time superintendent Sydney Cousins. Dr. Renee A. Foose will be stepping in as his replacement.

Dr. Foose has a two-decade background serving Maryland, 15 of which were spent in the Maryland educational system; she was the deputy superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, and the assistant superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools. She also has experience being the principal of Earle B. Wood Middle School, which is where she is accredited with the implementation of an innovative middle school reform policy, in Montgomery County from 2006-2008, Boonsboro Middle School in Washington County from 2003-2006. She also was a Assistant Principal at Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Fredrick County from 2000-2003. Dr. Foose also has some experience in the classroom as a teacher at Parkville High School in Baltimore County from 1996-2000, before that she was a Maryland State trooper from 1990-1996.

According to, the decision occurred around Midnight on Monday.

Prom Tickets on Sale (Kyle Simpson)

Tickets went on sale for $50 last week for the Class of 2013’s Junior/Senior Neon Nights Prom at M&T Bank Stadium  and will be on sale until Thursday (3/29). You can also pick up a $5 ticket for the After Prom Party at Lifetime Fitness.  Prom will be on Saturday April 21st at 8 P.M. with the doors to the stadium closing at 9:00 P.M. The After Prom Party will begin at midnight and end at 5 A.M.

Eagles Tame Gators (Salman Hashmi)

On March 23, 2012 the Centennial High School Eagles (2011: 9-8, 9-10) boys’ varsity baseball team welcomed the Reservoir High School Gators (2011: 17-0, 21-1, defending County and District V champion) to Centennial for the first baseball game of the 2012 season.

The Eagles asserted their dominance throughout the game, and was highlighted by the tremendous offensive and defensive efforts from right fielder Jerry Burgo and third basemen Jared Lacey. Starting pitcher Ben Goldsmith looked unhittable, throwing six scoreless innings against the aggressive Gator hitters. Goldsmith was ecstatic about his season opening performance. “I felt great. It felt good coming out for the first game of the year. Ben [Ciraolo] called a good game and my teammates did a good job scoring runs for us,” he recalled. Pitcher Garrett Kurtz and the rest of the Eagles squad found themselves stuck in difficult situations in the final inning, such as a bases-loaded comeback attempt. However, Centennial buckled down, fought through adversity, and got the necessary outs to end the game.

The Eagles won 8-3 over the Gators and will play the Long Reach Lightning at Long Reach on Monday, April 26, 2012. Be sure to check back with The Wingspan for video highlights of the Eagles versus Gators game!