Quote of the Week: “Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.” ~ Bob Dylan
Coordinator’s Message: Fifteen-week grades are due this Friday, which means it is crunch time. I want all of you to evaluate your performance. Do you like what you see? If the answer is “yes,” then be sure to understand why you are doing well academically so you can keep the momentum going. If the answer is “no,” then what is happening? Identifying the possible culprits is important so that you know what and how to tackle the problem(s). Answer these questions: Do you understand the topics being discussed in class? Are you doing the active reading? Are you putting enough time in at home? Are you distracted when you are studying or doing homework? Are personal matters getting in the way ? Have you talked to your teachers about how to improve? It is NEVER too late to become the student you need to be. Improving involves the same motivation and commitment as checking your email everyday, posting pictures on Instagram, or remembering the choreography for your dance recital or the plays for your football game. The product is an outgrowth of the process, so at each quarter, take a moment to understand your process and make changes where necessary.
For the Troops: For the Troops Club is currently hosting their annual Halloween Candy Drive! If you have any candy left over from Halloween please bring whatever you have to school and donate it to the cause. You can find a collection box in Ms. Slaughter’s office, the Magnet Office, or Room B2. The candy you give will be put in care packages and shipped to soldiers across seas. The drive will last through the week of November 3-7. Support the Troops!
ATTENTION Seniors: The Ephebian Society recognizes graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to CHS and the community during high school. Applicants must have at least a 3.3 GPA from grades 9 through spring semester of 2014. Complete the application HERE. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully! Print and sign the application; return it along with a current photo (no larger that 2″ x 2″ to Ms. Slaughter’s box in the Main Office by 7:45 am on December 1, 2014.
Lunch Applications: Please do your part and complete a 2014-2015 Meal 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.
Early Dismissal Tuesday: The next Early Dismissal Tuesday is this Tuesday, November 18th at 1:34 p.m. Please plan accordingly.
Cleveland Drama Program Presents: Come out and support your fellow Cavaliers on November 7, 8, 13, and 14 for a production of The Laramie Project, a powerful drama about the real-life murder of Matthew Shepard. Shows begin at 7:00 pm and the cost is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.
Cash for College Convention: On November 5-6, 2014, the Cash for College Convention will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 8:30-1:00 pm. There will be useful workshops about FAFSA, scholarships, writing the personal statement, etc. There is also a Family Night at November 6th from 5:30-9:00. For more information.
Scholarship Opportunity for ALL Students: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Any young person who is in grades 5-12 as of November 4, is a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C., has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application, and submits a completed online application by November 5 is eligible. The application must describe an individual’s community service activity or an individual’s significant leadership in a group activity that has taken place during the previous year. Students chosen as Local Honorees receive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organizations. Those who qualify (50 hours of service for age 14 and younger, 100 hours for those older) also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events. National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a non-profit, charitable organization of their choice. Go to https://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/301 for more information. Deadline to apply is November 4, 2014!
Free Speech Contest: High school juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in FIRE’s annual essay contest. To enter. students must submit an essay between 800-1000 on a prompt. Prizes range from $10,000 to $500. The deadline to submit your essay is January 1, 2015. Go to https://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/ for more information.
The Princeton Prize: Princeton University is sponsoring an annual awards program for high school students—the Princeton Prize in Race Relations.If you are a high school student involved in an activity that is helping to improve race relations in your school or community, we want to hear from you. Applications postmarked by January 31, 2015, will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work. Go to https://www.princeton.edu/pprize/ for more information.
An Exciting Opportunity from MIT: The first of its kind on a national scale, INSPIRE, a new national research competition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, organized by MIT students exclusively for high school students enables students to showcase and present original research in one of thirteen fields, ranging from anthropology to music, economics, and philosophy. Expert judges will award prizes for the most outstanding work in each category. You are invited to participate by submitting entries and competing for awards. The final round of the competition will be held at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA from April 7-9, 2015. You can find information regarding deadlines, eligibility criteria, and the application itself on their website getinspired.mit.edu. The first deadline, for abstract submission, is on January 7, 2015.
Having Trouble in Your Classes?: You are not alone; there is 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 pick up the registration paperwork.
Online Tutoring Available: Revolution Prep is offering a GPA Protection tutoring program for students. For $99.00 a month, you are entitled to UNLIMITED, 30-minute, online tutoring sessions in 22 different subjects. Go to www.revolutionprep.com for more info.
COREdinators: We are gearing up for our Fall event. Come and see what we have in store. Join COREdinators Fridays at lunch in E10!
Caught Having Spirit: Every Friday show your school spirit by wearing your Core or Cleveland gear. If I or a member of the COREdinators sees you, you could be entered to win great monthly prizes. September winners were announced this past Friday and each student won a $10.00 iTunes gift cards.
Magnet Parents Association: The next MPA meeting of the year will be Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. in E10. Please encourage your parents to stay “in the loop” and attend this very important meeting. Ms. Howe will be our guest speaker for the evening. All parents welcome!
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.
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!
Cavalier News: Have you seen Cleveland’s new website? Go to www.clevelandhs.org to check it and get important schoolwide info!
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!
Got Suggestions???: As we continue planning for the 2014-2015 school year, we want to hear from you! What suggestions do have for improving the program? Click HERE to add your suggestion to the list.
(Coordinator’s Corner last updated November 3, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m. by Ms. Macon)