Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Quote of the Week: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela



Coordinator’s Message:  You are almost to the finish line!  Be sure to create a study schedule to ensure you have enough time to prepare.  Check Engrade (or other grading systems) to see your standing in each class and make sure there are no discrepancies.  Collect and organize all necessary materials to study over the next two weeks.  Talk to teachers about concepts you still don’t understand.  Arrange study groups.  And once it is all over, take some time over summer vacation to reflect on your experience and performance this year, and bring that analysis with you into the following year.



Cleveland High School Receives Top Honors: State Superintentdent Tom Torlakson has just named Cleveland a California Gold Ribbon School and honored us with the Title I Academic Achieving School award.  Congratulations to the students, parents, staff and entire Cavalier community. Click HERE to read all about it.




Early Dismissal Tuesday:  The is this Tuesday, May 26th at 1:59 p.m. Please plan accordingly.



Curricular and Teacher Evaluations: In an effort to continually improve the Magnet program, we are asking for your feedback.  Please complete the Curricular and Teacher Evaluations by Monday, June 1, 2015. It is an assignment for one or more of your CORE classes, so don’t wait. Instructions are in your Corebaby email inbox.



COREstore is Open for Business: I am proud to announce the GRAND OPENING of COREstore, your online one-stop shop for CORE swag and related materials.  Go to to get your COREture today!



Relive the Magic:  Have you seen the pics from COREchella 2015 yet?  Click HERE to see all of the amazing pictures, and then download your favorites. Also, if you have not purchased your COREchella 2015 t-shirt yet, there are a few left.  COREchella 2015 t-shirts are now ON SALE for $15.  Bring cash or checks made payable to “Cleveland High School Booster Club” to the Magnet Office.  If you ask nicely, maybe some of our talented performers, including Mr. Posito, will sign it for you!



COREbaby College Survey: Seniors, please take a few moments to complete the following SURVEY.  This information is extremely important to our ability to recruit students, make adjustments to the program where necessary, and create networking opportunities between current students and alumni. Please note that this SURVEY is done in addition to the survey you will be completing for Ms. Drell. Thank you for your time!



Senior Awards Night:  Senior Awards Night is Thursday, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Big Gym.  This is truly a lovely event where many of our seniors are honored by their teachers, counselors, and administrators for their outstanding work this year. The Magnet’s Parents Association will also be honoring three students each with a $500.00 scholarship that night, so Seniors, please make arrangements to attend.



Finals Schedule: The final’s schedule is as follows-

Thursday, May 28- 9th Grade China IUE

Friday, May 29- 10th Grade Unit 4 IUE

Monday, June 1- Per. 1 & 4 (Dismissal, 12:36 pm)

Tuesday, June 2- Per. 2 & 5 (Dismissal, 12:36 pm)

Wednesday, June 3- Per. 3 & 6 (Dismissal, 12:36 pm)

Thursday, June 4- Last Day of School (Dismissal, 12:36 pm)

Friday, June 5- Pupil Free Day




Relay for Life:  Are you interested in forming a team or joining one for the Reseda chapter of Relay for Life that will be taking place at Cleveland High School on June 6-7? See Ms. Slaughter for details.



Book Bundle Fundraiser:  It’s that time of year to begin looking forward!  Book bundles are now on sale!  You can purchase yours by going to COREstore or by completing a form and returning it to the Magnet Office ASAP.  A limited amount of bundles will be available at a first-come, first serve basis.



Congratulations Cleveland Speech and Debate Team:  Cleveland Speech and Debate has had great success this year. In parliamentary debate, junior Daniel Menegaz and sophomore Scout Turkel were octafinalists at the California State Debate Tournament, as well as second place in JV parliamentary debate at the Stanford invitational. Seniors Shayok Chakraborty and Alexander Bissell were second place in varsity parliamentary debate at the Cal Lutheran invitational as well.  In speech, junior Kaetlyn Conolly and junior Daniel Menegaz qualified for the California State Speech Tournament in thematic interpretation and original oratory respectively, and Daniel Menegaz ranked 17th place overall. Cleveland’s policy debate team, which has been reformed for the first time since the 1980s, has already sent one team to the CA State Debate Tournament in its first year – sophomore Jasmine Sozi and junior Daniel Getter. Congratulations to all!



Magnet Schools of America Honors CORE: Congratulations to our teachers, students, parents, administration, and community partners! It is my profound honor to announce that Magnet Schools of America has awarded Cleveland Humanities Magnet with the 2015 Magnet School of Excellence Award. This is the third year in a row that we have been recognized by the MSA, once in 2013 with the Magnet School of Excellence Award and in 2014 with Magnet School of Distinction Award. The School of Excellence is the top award, and we were the only school in California to receive it! There is no place like Core!



Reading the Coordinator’s COREner Pays Again:  Jordane Sozi and Shirin Moti won 1st place in in MIT INSPIRE, a national research competition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, organized by MIT students exclusively for high school students. Their research examining the contradictions of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson’ pursuit of Democracy as influenced by John Locke won 1st place in the Philosophy category, along with $2000. Way to represent, Corebabies!



Reading the Coordinator’s COREner Pays: Congratulations Jaspreet Kaur, Corebaby junior, who won the Princeton Prize for Race Relations!  Jaspreet was chosen for her tireless work with the International Youth Media Summit, a non-profit organization, that brought fifty students from twenty-four countries to the United States. The students made PSAs that tackled issues like poverty, discrimination, youth empowerment, and by working and spending time together, students learned to respect each other.  Jaspreet will be flown to Princeton University for a 4-day symposium on race relations, and if she wins the top prize will receive a scholarship.  To read more about her work, click HERE.  Congratulations, Jaspreet…we are so proud of you!



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 for more info.



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.