Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements (May 2-6):

Quote of the Week: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



Coordinator’s Message: “What is a great teacher?”  Is it someone who can prepare a dazzling lesson plan?  Is it someone who has a firm grasp of content knowledge?  Is it someone who is organized and pays close attention to detail?  Is it someone with energy and passion?  Where many great teachers may exhibit such qualities, I don’t think any of them define a great teacher.  I think a great teacher is a master learner.  Great teachers have mastered the art of learning.  They seek answers to difficult questions and seek questions to difficult answers.  They long to uncover possibilities and unearth deeply rooted connections between ideas.  Great teachers use data, and not the kind that comes from standardized tests necessarily, but the kind of data one collects from a life of learning, like recalling the thing that finally made Shakespeare digestible or quadratic equations click and then using that data to make ideas come to life in the classroom.  Great teachers transmit their love of learning and the skills of learning to their students.  Masterful learning is what makes the Magnet special.  Our teachers are expected to be students first and teachers second. There are great teachers everywhere, but I would be willing to bet that you will not find a collection of great teachers as great in quantity or quality as in this Magnet.

Why am I sharing all of this? This week (May 2-6) is National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Originally just one day, national teacher recognition began in 1953 when Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded Congress to acknowledge and honor teachers for their hard work and dedication.  Later, National Teacher Appreciation Day, celebrated around the world, officially became the Tuesday of the first full week of May in the US, which in 1985 became National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Though I hope that you show your teachers your gratitude everyday, this week be extra vigilant about showing your appreciation to them for imparting their love of learning to you.

Relive COREchella 2016:  Click HERE to see all of the pics from this year’s COREchella!

2016 AP Testing Schedule: Good luck to all of you taking AP exams this week! Do the best you can and don’t worry about the rest!

Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon
May 2, 2016
Environmental Science
May 3, 2016
Computer Science A
Spanish Language and Culture
Art History
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
May 4, 2016
English Literature and Composition Physics 2: Algebra-Based
May 5, 2016
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
May 6, 2016
United States History European History
Studio Art—last day for Coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. EDT) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly

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.



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



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.

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 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 2017? 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 wrap up 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 May  1, 2016 @ 5:00 PM by Ms. Macon)