Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Quote of the Week: “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein


Coordinator’s Message: February is Black History Month and National Magnet Schools Month.  I do not think this is a coincidence.  Magnet schools began in the late 1960s in the United States as a response to the unwillingness of many to integrate Black and White students after the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case Brown vs. the Board of Education.  There were many attempts at mandating school integration. The Little Rock 9 and Ruby Bridges are some of the courageous Black students who were the first to integrate White schools.  In fact, our own Ms. Donna Hill was the first African American to integrate her all-White Catholic school.  These attempts, however, unwittingly pushed White parents who feared sending their children to school with students of color to move to the suburbs to escape such efforts, thus re-segregating schools.  There was an alternative proposed– to encourage voluntary integration by creating schools with specialized curriculum that would attract students based on their interests, thus bringing together diverse populations of students that can learn with and from one another.  Hence, in 1981, Cleveland High School’s Humanities Magnet was born, and for 34 years, has been a marker of educational excellence both for its specialized curriculum and for its diversity.  I am proud to carry on the legacy of inclusion and integration and strive to continue these efforts not just in speech, but in practice.


COREchella 2015 is coming!


COREchella Auditions: Didn’t make the Coachella lineup? Don’t worry…you can still see your name in lights.  Audition for COREchella! Complete the audition application HERE by March 2, 2015 to secure your chance at stardom.


Artists in the House?:  Do you want to see your artwork featured in COREchella 2015?  The WINNER will receive:

  • 2 Tickets to COREchella
  • An official concert T-shirt
  • Your design printed on COREchella related merchandise and featured in the design elements of the event!

Submit your ORIGINAL design to by March 2nd and be sure to SIGN your name on the bottom right hand corner of the design, and don’t forget to include your NAME, GRADE, PERIOD 2, and SLC (Small Learning Community) in your email submission.

The winning design will be chosen based on the following:

  1. Event relevance
  2. Cost effectiveness
  3. Fan vote
  4. Appeal to a broad audience
  5. Print quality (how the design will translate on to merchandise)


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 for more information.


Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors: Click HERE to apply for the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles scholarship that will recognize at least twelve high school seniors.  The deadline is this Friday, February 27, 2015, so don’t wait!

Stanford Summer Program: It’s here…the summer program I have been talking about for months.  The Standford Humanities Summer Institute is now accepting applications.  The for regular submission the deadline is March 19, 2015.  This program was made for Corebabies!  For more information, click HERE.


Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors: Nordstrom is offering eighty $10,000 scholarships for high school juniors around the country. Click HERE for more information and to apply.  The deadline is May 1, 2015, so don’t wait! One of our own Corebabies won this scholarship three years ago!


Early Dismissal Tuesday:  The next Early Dismissal Tuesday is this Tuesday, February 10th at 1:34 p.m. Please plan accordingly.


The Next MPA Meeting:  Please let your parent’s know that the next MPA meeting is Tuesday, February 18, 2015 in room E10 @ 7:00 pm.


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.


Flu Season:  As you may have heard, this year’s flu season has wreaked havoc on most of the country.  Please do your part to keep yourself and your community, us, healthy by doing the following:

  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue (tiredness), vomiting and diarrhea, please stay home.
  • The CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand wipe.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
  • The CDC strongly recommends getting a flu shot, if at all possible.


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: 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.


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: 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???: We want to hear from you! What suggestions do have for improving the program? Click HERE to add your suggestion to the list.