Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements (February 22-26):

Quote of the Week: “‘Ah, music,’ he said, wiping his eyes. ‘A magic beyond all we do here!'” ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Coordinator’s Message: The Countdown to COREchella is on, and things are heating up! Go to the official COREchella website, to vote for this year’s COREchella design. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for exclusive sneak peaks and your chance to win a ticket to hottest benefit concert of all time!

Early Dismissal Tuesday: The next early dismissal this Tuesday, February 23rd.  Please plan accordingly.


Open House: We would like to cordially invite your parents to come out Thursday, March 3rd at 6:00 pm for Open House. Remember, Friday, March 4th is a Shortened Day– 1:59 dismissal!


COREchella 2016 Design Contest: The COREchella 2016 Design Contest wants you!  Click HERE to vote for this year’s COREchella 2016 design. Voting window closes Monday, February 22nd @ 11:59 PM.  The winning design will be chosen based on a combination of the popular vote and the following criteria: Cost effectiveness; Appeal to a broad audience; Event relevance; Print quality (how the design will translate on to merchandise)

We Need You!: Students, please help us make this year’s COREchella the most successful yet!  Secure donation items for the Silent Auction and/or sponsorships from family members and local businesses.  Letters and donation/sponsorship forms are available @ or in the Magnet Office! Items for the Silent Auction must be turned in by April 1, 2016, so we have time to process them.

RED SALE: For the month of February, all red COREture has been RED-uced!  Come to the Magnet Office or go to to receive $5.00 off all red COREture and accessories.


Math Tutoring Club: Do you need some extra assistance with Math? Go to G8 at lunch on Mondays for peer assistance.


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 early submission deadline is February 3rd and the regular submission deadline is March 2nd.  Go HERE for information and to apply. Financial aid is available. You are qualified for this program; don’t let the opportunity slip away!


Congratulations Cleveland!: I want to take this opportunity to congratulate our outstanding Academic Decathlon team who placed tenth in the LAUSD competition and is headed to the State Championship in March! Cleveland won several awards including the Dr. Alfonso Perez Award, the Most Improved Award LAUSD, Most Improved Award for Conference 5, and a bronze medal for Conference 5! LAUSD is the most competitive district in the country with the national champions coming from the West Valley every year.  And now, Cleveland is at the top of the list.  Congratulations Aca Deca!

In addition, our Speech and Debate team is on fire.  At the last Tri-Country Forensics League Open tournament, Daniel Getter and Kaetlyn Conolly won 1st place in Duo Interpretation; Molly Schiffer won 4th place in Impromptu Speaking (out of 115 competitors!); Morgan Knight won a certificates in both Spontaneous Argumentation and Impromptu Speaking; Natalie Baber won a certificate in Spontaneous Argumentation; and Edgar Tumbokon won a certificate in Spontaneous Argumentation. They too are preparing for the State Championship on April 15th. Congratulations Speech and Debate!

I would also like to congratulate Ben Adelstein, who went undefeated in the Vex Robotics Competition. As a result of his unprecedented win, Ben will be traveling to Iowa for the US Open Robotics Championship! Way to go Ben!

Congratulations scholars…you make us so proud!



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!


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!


Writer’s Block:  Cleveland High School’s “Writer’s Block” is seeking art submissions for their Spring issue.  Send their submissions to  or bring them to 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 iTunes!


COREdinators: Want to be a part of COREchella 2016? 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 February 22, 2016 @ 5:00 PM by Ms. Macon)