Quote of the Week: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Coordinator’s Message: Dr. King is most remembered for his “I Have A Dream” speech spoken to hundreds of thousands of people on August 28, 1963. I have long studied that speech, and as a teacher of English, have sought to impart the beauty and strength of King’s rhetoric to my students. Every year on MLK day, commercials and TV shows abound with clips from the speech. In particular, we often hear his famous words, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This year, almost fifty-one years after that historic day, I am struck by the relevance of Dr. King’s message and the urgency to continue his work for justice. Dr King said, “Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning.” The progress we have made as a nation teeters on our willingness to use our voices to fight for the things that matter, and for Dr. King, his dream also included the desire for this nation to “rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”’ Let us honor Dr. King by doing our part to bring about justice for all.
COREchella 2015 is coming: Stay tuned for details.
College Night for Sophomores and Freshmen: This Thursday, January 22nd is College Night for Freshmen and Sophomores at 6:00PM in the MPR. This is a highly informative event about what you should be doing now to prepare for college. PSAT scores will be discussed. Parents and students are welcome!
Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors: The deadline for submission of the online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 15, 2015, 5:00 pm ET. Each new JRF Scholar receives $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. In addition to a four-year cash grant, JRF Scholars participate in our extensive programming that includes: mentoring, leadership development, internships and job placement counseling upon graduation. Go to https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/general-applicants.php for more information.
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!
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.
Early Dismissal Tuesday: The next Early Dismissal Tuesday is this Tuesday, January 27th at 1:34 p.m. Please plan accordingly.
New COREture: It is Fashion Week in CORE. We have three new COREture designs on sale for $15.00. Get them while you can from the Magnet Office.
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: Want to be a part of history? Join COREdinators and have a say in the greatest benefit concert of all time, COREchella 2015. See you 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 will 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 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 January 19, 2015 @ 10:00 p.m. by Ms. Macon)