Weekly Announcements (October 5-9):
Quote of the Week: “The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little ways, every day.” ~David Foster Wallace
Coordinator’s Message: Each month of the year commemorates a new culture, campaign, and issue to celebrate, recognize, or fight for, and sometimes more than one. Among several others, the month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As you may know, last month I was diagnosed with breast cancer, so lately, I have been particularly breast cancer aware. But I have been thinking a lot about the meaning of “awareness,” and I have come to believe that it involves more than just knowing something exists. I think awareness has to be more of a verb than a noun in order for awareness to mean anything at all. Otherwise, what’s the point. So, I would like to encourage all of you, regardless of the issue, to commit yourselves to being the kind of aware that is active. Ask questions; research and learn; encourage your friends and family; change your behaviors; and most importantly, make your awareness habitual, part of your routine. For more information about breast cancer, you can go to www.nationalbreastcancer.org and www.breastcancer.org. Thank you again for all of your love and support!
CORE Experience for Parents: Ever try to explain to your parents what we are doing in CORE, and they look at you wide-eyed, wanting desperately to understand, but just don’t. Where here is their chance to get a taste of what you do everyday. CORE Experience for Parents is Thursday, October 8th at 7 pm in the MPR. Have them RSVP to the event by clicking HERE. This is an adult-only event.
Early Dismissal Tuesday: The next Early Dismissal Tuesday will be Tuesday, October 6th at 1:34 p.m. Please plan accordingly.
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 no later than 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. In order to have two buses, we still 15 students to sign up. Please register ASAP, so that as many students that want to attend can attend.
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;
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!
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
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 www.clevelandhs.org 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 https://www.careerandcollegeoffice.org/ 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 October 4, 2015 @ 9:00 AM by Ms. Macon)