Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements (May 16-20):

Quote of the Week: “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”  ~Carl Bard




Coordinator’s Message: I love the message of the quote above.  All is never lost.  Anyone can pick themselves up and begin again, thus constructing a new ending.  As we approach the end of the school year, let us take a moment to reflect on how we would like to finish new.  For some of us, it will mean making adjustments academically, challenging ourselves to commit to more productive study and work habits.  For some of us, it will mean making adjustments socially, challenging ourselves to prioritize, to apologize, to forgive, to make amends.  And for the rest of us, it will mean a little of both.  Good luck, finish strong, end new!




Book Bundles:  Next year is just around the “core”ner! Get your 10th, 11th, or 12th grade Book Bundles by clicking HERE.  Having your own copy of the books we are using is an invaluable tool and all proceeds go back to the program. You can also bring a check made out to “Cleveland High School Booster Club” to the Magnet Office.



Shakespeare in Reseda!: We have a special opportunity for enrichment this summer! The founder of the Magnet, Neil Anstead, is teaching a summer session enrichment course here at Cleveland called Shakespeare as Literature. Neil Anstead is the epitome of a lifelong learner, and more importantly, he is a lover of Shakespearean literature. You will read classic works such as, Taming of the Shrew (great fun), Henry IV-the Falstaff scenes (Shakespeare’s greatest comic character), Richard II (for its ravishing poetry), King Lear (Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy), and The Tempest (the perfect ending). You may even get to see a live Shakespearean production!  If you are going to be a senior next year, this is excellent preparation for AP Literature. If you are in 10th or 11th grade, AP Literature is around the “core”ner! You will receive a semester of A-G elective credit on your transcript, which will look good on your college resume. The class will run from June 27-July 29th 9:00 AM -12:00 PM. If you are interested, sign up here. If the number of student requests exceeds the maximum capacity of the class, we will enroll on a first-come, first-serve basis or by lottery. Click HERE to sign up.




COREbaby Seniors:  The Cleveland Humanities Magnet Parents Association will be awarding three scholarships worth $500 each to seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA attending four-year colleges or universities in the fall of 2016. The deadline is Friday, May 20, 2016.  You have two weeks, so do not wait! Click HERE for details.




Senior Awards Night:  Senior Awards Night is Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Big Gym.  This is truly a lovely event where many of our seniors are honored by their teachers, counselors, and administrators for their outstanding work this year. The Magnet’s Parents Association will also be honoring three students each with a $500.00 scholarship that night, so Seniors, please make arrangements to attend.




COREbaby College Survey: Seniors, please take a few moments to complete the following SURVEY.  This information is extremely important to our ability to recruit students, make adjustments to the program where necessary, and create networking opportunities between current students and alumni. Please note that this SURVEY is done in addition to the survey you will be completing for Ms. Drell. Thank you for your time!




Senior Mentors Needed:  We are beginning to recruit senior mentors for next year’s Freshmen Support Class. We are looking for responsible, mature, dependable, patient students who have a good understanding of CORE and the type of study skills necessary to be successful in the program. The class will most likely be Per. 5. If you are interested in being an inspiration to the new generation of Corebabies, please complete the form. No experience needed. We will train you! Please Note: Being a mentor in this class is not the same as being a Core Buddy. Click HERE to sign up.




The Next MPA Meeting:  Please let your parent’s know that the next MPA meeting is this Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in room E10 @ 7:00 pm.




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

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.

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  14, 2016 @ 5:00 PM by Ms. Macon)