Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements (September 2-5):


Quote of the Week: Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul…but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.” ~ Peggy Toney Horton



Coordinator’s Message:  I hope you all enjoyed your four day weekend!  One of the days we celebrated this weekend– Labor Day– has history worth remembering.  It was born of the struggle of workers to dignify their labor by establishing living wages, safe working conditions, the right to voice their discontent, etc.  Many workers died for these rights, and in 1894, following the Pullman Strike, the United States Congress unanimously voted to approve legislation that made Labor Day a national holiday; in fact, it was President Grover Cleveland (the connections are everywhere!) that signed the bill into law.  Never take for granted the struggles of our foremothers and forefathers and continue their legacy by working hard, being responsible, and using our voices to ensure dignified treatment for all.  Happy Labor Day!



Earle Dismissal!:  This Tuesday, September 2nd is an Early Dismissal Tuesday.  The school day ends at 1:34 PM. Please plan accordingly.



Seniors:  The 2nd Annual College Essay Boot Camp will be held on Saturday, September 6th at 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM.  The morning session will include two guest speakers, Audrey Kahane, a private college counselor who will speak about the admissions process, and Julie Frank, of Adventure Essays, who will speak about the importance of the college essay and give you some useful tips.  The second session will include a write, revise, and write session with teachers and counselors offering you advice on how to improve.  Lunch will be provided.  See Ms. Macon’s email to sign-up for this great event.



Magnet Tours:  Magnet Tours begin this week!  Please be on your best behavior, keep the halls and outer areas clean, and show our prospective freshmen that “there is no place like CORE!”



COREdinators:  Our next meeting will be held Friday, September 5th in the MPR for a special event.  See you there!



College Night for Seniors: Thursday, September 11th is College Night for Seniors.  The event will begin at 6:00 pm in the MPR and very valuable information will be discussed.  Ms. Howe and Ms. Morales highly encourage your attendance, especially because so many of you have questions that will be answered here. College Night for Juniors will take place in October.  Stay Tuned for details.



Join-A-Club Day:  This Tuesday, September 11th at lunch on the quad is Join-A-Club Day. Come out  (especially you freshmen out there!) and see what Cleveland has to offer.



Calling All Performers:  The Music Center is hosting a series of classes for high school students in the arts called, Spotlight.  Spotlight is a nationally-acclaimed scholarship and arts training program for high school students in the performing and visual arts.  It is free to apply. Go to for more information and to apply to this fantastic program.



Magnet Parents Association:  SPREAD THE WORD…The first MPA meeting of the year is Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. in E10. Please encourage your parents to stay “in the loop” and attend this very important meeting.  All parents welcome!



Practice, Practice, Practice:
  Our 2013-2014 College Admissions Initiative is in full force and kicks off with the PSAT on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.  Because we are a college preparatory program, we highly recommend all freshmen take the exam, and we require all juniors to take the exam as part of the CORE 11 curriculum. All sophomores take the exam free of charge through the LAUSD.  The cost for freshmen and juniors is $15.00, and you can sign-up in the Magnet Office or Student Store during Nutrition and Lunch beginning September 3rd.  There are also fee waivers available for students in the Free and Reduced Lunch program. If you think you qualify, please see Ms. Drell in the College Office.



CORE Representatives Needed:  Recruiting season for the 2014-2015 has begun and we are in need of strong, enthusiastic, outgoing students who love CORE to represent us.  We are looking for students of all grade levels who attended Lawrence, Noble and Holmes for the “Meet the Magnets” night at Monroe HS on Wednesday, October 1st from 6-8, and for students who attended Walter Reed Middle School at the “Meet the High Schools” night at Walter Reed MS on October 22nd from 6-8. Please email Ms. Macon if you are interested.



Tutoring Available:  The Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley is offering free tutoring Monday-Thursday in our school library from 3:00-5:00 pm.  They also offer college admissions workshops.  One of the tutors is a CORE alumnus. Come to the Magnet Office to register.



Agendas and COREture:  We have CORE agendas available in the Magnet Office for $5.00. Also, don’t forget to get your COREture gear– T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts at great prices! All proceeds go to the program!



Book Bundles:  There are still 9th and 11th Grade Book Bundles available.  Having your own copy of the books we are using  is an invaluable tool and all proceeds go back to the program. Come to the Magnet Office for an order form.



Lunch Applications:  In order to attend CORE field trips, you MUST complete a Title I lunch application.  Even if you don’t think you will qualify or don’t want to receive tickets, you still must complete an application.  We suggest completing it online, if you haven’t already.  Click HERE for instructions.  Print your confirmation form and bring it to the Magnet Office.



Important College News for All:  Have you visited the Career and College Office website?  It is an incredibly useful resource as you begin the college admissions journey in the ninth grade.  Be sure to bookmark the calendar as there are important dates to note. Go to to check it out.



Spirit Fridays!: Remember to wear your CORE t-shirt (or any Cleveland t-shirt) for a chance to win a gift card to one of many fabulous establishments!



Corebaby Email: Be sure to check your Corebaby email address EVERYDAY for important updates!  If you use another email address as your primary email address, you can forward your Corebaby emails to that address so that you don’t miss anything! See Mr. Saavedra if you have questions.



Forgot Your Corebaby Email Password?:  You can retrieve it, but it will cost you a dollar.  Go to Mr. Saavedra in E7 for information, but don’t go empty handed.



Cavalier News: Have you seen Cleveland’s new website?  Go to to check it and get important schoolwide info!



Got Suggestions???: As we begin planning for the 2014-2015 school year, we want to hear from you! What suggestions do have for improving the program? Go to the Home Page and click the icon to submit your suggestions.


Clean Up After Yourselves:  Please do your part to keep your learning environment and other areas on campus clean.  Pick up your trash, recycle where possible, and remind your friends to do the same! I do not want see your trash left on the floors for someone else to clean up. Thank you!


(Coordinator’s Corner last updated September 1, 2014 @ 8:00 PM by Ms. Macon)