Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Quote of the Week: “The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.  But still there is much that is fair.  And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.”  ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings


Coordinator’s Message: Saturday, we celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day takes its name from Saint Valentine, who performed marriages in secret defying Roman Emperor Claudius II who forbade young men to marry in order to bolster his army.  For his defiance, Valentine was executed in A.D. 270. Valentine’s Day was first associated with romantic love by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1382, and since then has been responsible for generating approximately $14 billion dollars in revenue.  More recently, Valentine’s Day marks another day of remembrance– that of the violence perpetuated against women and girls around the world.  Begun in 1998 by playwright Eve Ensler and others, “V-Day” is global movement to highlight the violent pandemic, and eventually, to bring it to an end. This February 14th is the 17th anniversary of the V-Day movement. Go to for more information.  However you choose to (or not choose to) celebrate this Valentine’s Day, celebrate safely and with love!  We appreciate you!


AP Exams: The deadline to pay for AP Exams is this Wednesday, February 18th. Each exam costs $91.00, cash, money order, or cashier check only!  Fee Waiver prices are available for students on the Federal Lunch Program.


COREchella 2015 is coming!


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


Any 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.


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 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!


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!


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


Early Dismissal Tuesday:  The next Early Dismissal Tuesday is this Tuesday, February 24th 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.


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.