Weekly Announcements (March 21-25):
Quote of the Week: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ~ Charlotte Brontë
Coordinator’s Message: March is Women’s History Month, which honors the historic and contemporary contributions of women to American society. Before there was a Women’s History Month, there was a day. On March 19, 1911, International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time by over one million women in countries around the world promoting equal rights, namely suffrage, for women. In 1977, the UN declared March 8th as International Women’s Day, and in 1987, spearheaded by the National Women’s History Project, the US Congress designated March as Women’s History Month. March marks another historic time in our nation’s history–the 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery in protest of the disenfranchisement of African Americans, otherwise known as “Bloody Sunday.” In honor of both International Women’s Day and the Selma march, I would like to recognize the importance of women to the fight for freedom for African Americans. Dr. Martin Luther King is celebrated as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, but what often goes unrecognized is that without the labor, energy, dedication, brilliance, endurance, and strength of women, there would have been no Civil Rights Movement. Women like Amelia Boynton, Fannie Lou Hamer, Daisy Bates, Diane Nash, Rosa Parks, and countless others organized, marched, suffered, followed, and led, yes led! Take some time to get to know these extraordinary women this month (and the other eleven), and learn from their examples. There is much work still to be done!
Next Shortened Day: The next early dismissal day will be Tuesday, March 29th. Mark your calendars!
Magnet Schools of America: Congratulations to our teachers, students, parents, administration, support staff, and community partners! It is my honor to announce that Magnet Schools of America has awarded Cleveland Humanities Magnet with the 2016 Magnet School of Distinction Award. This is the fourth year in a row that we have been recognized by the MSA. There is no place like Core!
Countdown to COREchella: Congratulation to our talented musicians who will be performing at this year’s COREchella!!!
Performing on the Outdoor Stage beginning at 5:00 PM:
Elizabeth and Jeo
Performing on the Indoor Stage beginning at 7:00 PM:
Yizzie & Devious
Olivia & Nayra
The Jimbus League, featuring Mr. Posito
Be sure to visit us @ corechella.corebaby.org to get the latest updates on the hottest benefit concert of all time. 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!
Winner!!!: We had a record number of submissions this year for our COREchella 2016 Design Contest, all of which could have been our featured design; they were that good! It was a difficult decision, but this year’s artist is…Christine Gu. Additionally, the back of the official concert t-shirt will feature the design of Nicole Garcia. Click HERE to see the winning designs.
The Roundup: Have you seen the latest feature on Corebaby? It’s called The Round Up, a space dedicated to what’s happening at the Land. Is your club planning a special event? Did your team win a game? Have you gotten an award or won a competition? Submit information about your event/recognition by clicking HERE.
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 @ corechella.corebaby.org 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.
Writer’s Block: Cleveland High School’s “Writer’s Block” is seeking art submissions for their Spring issue. Send their submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them to F5.
Math Tutoring Club: Do you need some extra assistance with Math? Go to G8 at lunch on Mondays for peer assistance.
Congratulations Straight-A Students: Though we teachers in CORE believe learning is more important than grades, I want to congratulate the 126 Corebabies who received Straight A’s first semester. This is an outstanding achievement and deserves recognition. Congratulations to…
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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!
Le Sabre Online: Did you know you can read our school newspaper online? Go to www.lesabre.org 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 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 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 March 21, 2016 @ 5:00 PM by Ms. Macon)