Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements (September 15-19):

Quote of the Week: “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist



Coordinator’s Message:  “There is no place like CORE!” Thank you all so much for your love and well wishes.  I have received so many beautiful, thoughtful messages that have no doubt strengthened me. Please continue to strive to show love to one another, and in doing so, you will become better and make things around you better as well.  I would also like to wish those celebrating the new year, Happy Rosh Hashanah! See you soon.



ATTENTION Seniors: Cleveland Humanities Magnet, with the generous support of the Magnet Parents Association, is hosting a College Essay Boot Camp on September 19 from 8:00-2:00 in the MPR. The Boot Camp will begin with guest speaker Audrey Kahane, a professional college advisor, followed by lunch, and then, Julie Frank, from Adventure Essays, will speak about the writing the college essay. Afterwards, there will be a three-hour write and revise session where teachers and writers will be giving you instant feedback on your essays. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get a head start on the admissions process! Click HERE to register.



NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE TOUR: We will be driving up the coast of California for our third annual Northern California College Trip on November 5-7th to visit UCSB, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University, San Francisco State, and Stanford.  The cost of the trip is $350 and is due along with the Registration and Liability Release forms to the Magnet Office beginning September 14 and ending September 25th. Make checks payable to “Cleveland High School Booster Club” and denote in the memo line the student’s name and “college trip.” Click the links to download the Northern California Trip Flyer and the Registration and Liability forms. This is a trip for seniors and juniors ONLY, and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, until we reach 80 students.  After we reach 80 students, there will be a wait-list.



Early Dismissal Tuesday:  The next Early Dismissal Tuesday will be Tuesday, September 22nd at 1:34 p.m. Please plan accordingly.



No School: In observance of Yom Kippur, there is no school on Wednesday, September 23rd. 



College Night for Seniors: Come to the MPR on September 24th at 6:00 PM to hear reps from UC, CSU, USC, and out of state colleges on the college application process, and receive great advice from Mrs. Drell’s on applying to college.



PTSA Drive: Students, please support the PTSA (Parent, Teacher, and Student Association) by joining for $8.00.  ​PTSA sponsors school leadership and club activities, senior scholarships, Grad Night, and other school wide initiatives. Without the PTSA, many of activities you enjoy as students would not be available. Join today!



Practice, Practice, Practice:  Our 2015-2016 College Admissions Initiative is in full force and kicks off with the PSAT on Tuesday, October 14, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.  Because we are a college preparatory program, we highly recommend all freshmen take the exam, and we require all juniors to take the exam as part of the CORE 11 curriculum. All sophomores take the exam free of charge through the LAUSD and need not register.  The cost for freshmen and juniors is $15.00 (CASH ONLY), and you can sign-up at the Student Store during Nutrition and Lunch beginning September 8th.  There are also fee waivers available for students in the Free and Reduced Lunch program. If you think you qualify, please see Ms. Drell in the College Office. Click HERE for more information.



MIT INSPIRE: The first of its kind on a national scale, INSPIRE enables students to showcase and present original research in one of thirteen fields: political science; history; cultural studies; economics; women’s and gender studies; literature; music research; media; art and architecture; linguistics; philosophy; anthropology; and science, technology, and society. Expert judges will award prizes for the most outstanding work in each category.  The first round of INSPIRE involves submission of a research abstract and report, with a deadline in January 2016. The top entrants will be invited to the final round of the competition at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA in April 2016. At the 2015 competition, students collectively went home with over $48,000 in prizes…and two of our students, Jordan Sozi and Shirin Moti, won first prize in the competition. Click HERE for more information. Good luck!



Tutoring Available:  The Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley is offering free tutoring Monday-Thursday in our school library from 3:00-6:00 pm.  They also offer college admissions workshops.  One of the tutors is a CORE alumnus. Come to the Magnet Office to register.



CORE Representatives Needed:  Recruiting season for the 2015-2016 has begun and we are in need of strong, enthusiastic, outgoing students who love CORE to represent us.  We are looking for students of all grade levels who attended Lawrence, Noble and Holmes to speak with prospective students and parents at the “Meet the Magnets” night at Monroe HS on October 1st from 6-8, and for students who attended Walter Reed Middle School for the “Meet the High Schools” night at Walter Reed MS on October 7th from 6-8. Please email Ms. Macon if you are interested and able.



Bigger and Better!:  The Magnet Office has moved!  We are now in E8.  Check us out and don’t hesitate to see a copymom or Ms. Macon if you need anything.



COREture:  Winter is coming! (…for my Game of Thrones fans) Don’t forget to get your COREture gear– T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts at great prices! All proceeds go to the program!



Lunch Applications:  In order to attend CORE field trips, you MUST complete a Title I lunch application. We suggest completing it online, if you haven’t already.  Click HERE for instructions.  Print your confirmation form and bring it to the Magnet Office.



Book Bundles:  There are still 9th, 11th, and 12th grade Book Bundles available.  Having your own copy of the books we are using is an invaluable tool and all proceeds go back to the program. Come to the Magnet Office for an order form.



Spirit Fridays!: Remember to wear your CORE t-shirt (or any Cleveland t-shirt) for a chance to win a gift card to one of many fabulous establishments!



COREdinators: Do you have ideas about how to make CORE even better?  Are you a freshman looking for ways to be active in your school community?  Then join COREdinators, Fridays at lunch in E10!



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! See Mr. Saavedra if you have questions.



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.



Cavalier News: Have you seen Cleveland’s new website?  Go to to check it and get important schoolwide info!



Important College News for All:  Have you visited the Career and College Office website?  It is an incredibly useful resource as you begin the college admissions journey in the ninth grade.  Be sure to bookmark the calendar as there are important dates to note. Go to to check it out.

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!



Got Suggestions???: As we begin the 2015-2016 school year, we want to hear from you! What suggestions do have for improving the program? Go to the Home Page and click the icon to submit your suggestions.

(Coordinator’s Corner last updated September 14, 2015 @ 9:00 AM by Ms. Macon)