Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Quote of the Week: “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson



Coordinator’s Message: I hope everyone had a restful, thankful Thanksgiving vacation! Everyday I feel thankful to be a part of this CORE family.  Thank you for all you do!



Movie Under the Stars: I want to congratulate the COREdinators for hosting a fabulous “Movie Under the Stars” event!  Despite having to move it indoors, the MPR was a lovely second choice, and the over 70 students who attended had a wonderful time.  Thank you to Mr. Basinger, Mr. Cecil, Ms. Dillsi, Ms. Howe, Ms. Pariser, and Ms. Williams for chaperoning.



Lunch Applications:  Meal applications are due tomorrow! 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.



Mock SAT/ACT:  On December 6th from 9:00am – 1:00pm there will be a mock SAT and ACT hosted by Revolution Prep.  Taking the exams is a great way to figure out which exam is best for your personal testing style. Please sign up for one or the other, not both.  Each mock exam is $10 and all proceeds come back to the program. Sign Up Here!



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.



Early Dismissal Tuesday:  The next Early Dismissal Tuesday is this Tuesday, December 9th at 1:34 p.m. Please plan accordingly.



AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS!: Attention sophomores and juniors, Stanford University hosts a summer institute for high school students interested in the Humanities. It is a great opportunity to showcase your critical thinking skills and terrific foundation in the Humanities.  The online application will be open at the end of November.  Go HERE and begin researching and collecting the necessary materials.  Financial aid is available.  You are qualified for this program; don’t let the opportunity slip away!



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 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 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  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 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.


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 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 30, 2014 @ 10:00 p.m. by Ms. Macon)