Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements (January 11-15):

Quote of the Week: “Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” ~ Marsha Petrie Sue

Coordinator’s Message: Happy New Year, Corebabies! I have always been a fan of the new year, and not because of the ball dropping or party hats, but because of the possibilities.  I love the idea that the new year brings with it the opportunity to start again.  Now granted, every day, every moment offers that same opportunity, but there is something about midnight, January 1st that resets my possibility meter and reminds me to reflect on the year that has passed and envision the year ahead.  How about you?  Have you spent a few minutes reflecting on the year that has gone by?  How are you different from your 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade self? How was the transition to the next grade level?  Did your work ethic match the results in terms of grades, and more importantly, in terms of learning?  Have you thought about the people in your life and whether they are supporting your personal goals or distracting you, and vice versa?  Once you have taken stock of where you’ve been, then move to where you’re going.  What are you doing well and want to maintain?  What needs fixing and what do you need to do to fix it?  There are many mixed reviews about the whether or not setting resolutions is actually helpful.  I am no self-help expert, but as an English teacher I believe in vocabulary, and if resolution (noun) means a firm commitment or intention to do or not do something, then establishing some personal resolutions certainly can’t hurt.  It’s all about the possibilities!



Early Dismissal Tuesday:  The next shortened day will be this Tuesday, January 12th.  Please plan accordingly.



No School:  In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, there is no school on Monday, January 18th.



Flu Season:  Staying healthy this flu season is particularly important to all of us, especially me!  Please do your part to keep yourself and our community 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. Please avoid the Magnet Office if this is the case.
  • 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 alcohol-based hand wipes. In fact, keep them in your back pack.
  • 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 possible.
  • Also, please avoid the Magnet Office if you are sick.  Thank you!



Cleveland Humanities Magnet Winter Drive: Thank you to the over 200 students who brought donations for our annual Winter Food and Toiletry Drive!  We were able to donate hundreds, if not thousands of items to the Valley Rescue Mission, Food Finder division. Thank you for your support!!!



College Night for Freshmen and Sophomores:  College Night for Freshmen and Sophomores is Tuesday, February 16th at 6:00 pm in the MPR (please note that this is a change from the original date of January 21st).  Though you may think that college is just a glint in your eye, you need to begin preparing.  Attending this important event can point you in that direction.  Learn what you should be doing now to compete to be admitted to the colleges of your choice.



COREture:  Winter is coming! (for all my Game of Thrones fans) Get your COREture gear– T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts– and don’t forget our new water bottles (in three colors) and the new zipped hoody! All proceeds go to the program!



AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS!: Attention sophomores and juniors, Stanford University hosts a summer institute for high school students interested in the Humanities. It is a great opportunity to showcase your critical thinking skills and terrific foundation in the Humanities.  The online application will be open soon.  Go HERE and begin researching and collecting the necessary materials.  Financial aid is available. You are qualified for this program; don’t let the opportunity slip away!



Opportunity for Juniors: The Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college.  Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university faculty members and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom. The program is completely free!  One of our own, Olivia Wood, participated in TASP and said it was vital to her success during the application process and in her first year at Pomona College. The deadline is Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Click HERE for more info.



The Princeton Prize: Princeton University is sponsoring an annual awards program for high school students—the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. If you are a high school student involved in an activity that is helping to improve race relations in your school or community, Princeton want to hear from you.  A fellow Corebaby, Jaspreet Kaur, won this award last year! Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2016, will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work. Go to for more information.



Writer’s Block:  Cleveland High School’s “Writer’s Block” is seeking art submissions for their Fall issue.  Send their submissions to  or bring them to F5.  If you want to submit writing or art for the spring issue, you can submit anytime.



Get Lit: Do you spit…poetry that is? If you are interested in trying out for our award-winning spoken word team, see Ms.Kurnick in F5.



Le Sabre Online:  Did you know you can read our school newspaper online?  Go to to see what our fabulous journalism staff has to say about what’s happening in the world and on our campus.



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 continue the 2015-2016 school year, we want to hear from you! What suggestions do have for improving the program? Go to the Home Page, Resources (Upper right-hand corner), and click the icon to submit your suggestions.

(Coordinator’s Corner last updated January 10, 2016 @ 5:00 PM by Ms. Macon)