Weekly Announcements (September 26-30):

Quote of the Week: “Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ~Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Coordinator’s Message:  Welcome to a new year of Coordinator’s COREners! I hope that you all are transitioning well to your respective grade levels and are enjoying what you are learning.  As I walk down E-Hall, I am struck by the conversations I hear and am so proud to be a part of this program.  I hope that you feel the same.

As for the quote above, I love the idea of “giving birth to ourselves over and over again.” It suggests that none of us are done.  With each new experience, each new understanding, each new day, we are shifting and changing and continuing to uncover who we are.  This can be said for us as individuals and us as a species.  Very fitting for a Humanities program, wouldn’t you say? Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, and one of the voices I would like to recognize during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15- October 15.  In 1968, Congress authorized Hispanic Heritage Week, which in 1989 became Hispanic Heritage Month, to honor the contributions of Latinos to American culture and society.  September 15th marks the beginning of the Hispanic Heritage Month as it represents the day that five Latin American nations, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua won their independence.  Let us acknowledge the many rich cultures in this diverse group and learn about the contributions of Latinos to human life and civilization both during this commemorative month and throughout the year.

Senior News for the week of September 26-30: 

1) Attention Seniors! Barbecue ticket distribution for both package and non-package holders will take place on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28, on the quad during nutrition. In order to receive your ticket, you must bring your current Cleveland ID and your signed waiver. If you did not receive a waiver in your Social Studies class, you must pick one up in H-18 during nutrition.

2) Senior Barbecue will be on Saturday, October 8th at Vasa Park, located in Agoura Hills. The event begins at 11:00 A.M. and end at 3:00 P.M. You must arrive before 12:00 P.M., as registration will close at noon. You will need to bring your Cleveland ID and of course, your ticket. Please click HERE to refer to the Cleveland Senior Webpage for further information regarding rules and proper attire.

3) The second senior package payment window and ticket distribution for Senior Movie Morning will take place from October 4 through October 6, at the Senior Kiosk during lunch. The second package payment is $65, paid in cash or money order only. We do not, and will not, accept checks!

4) Senior Movie Morning will be on October 19 (the same day as the PSAT), in the MPR. Non-package holders can purchase their tickets for $15 on October 10 and October 11, in H18 during nutrition.

CORE Representatives Needed:  Recruiting season for the 2017-2018 has begun and we are in need of strong, enthusiastic, outgoing students who love CORE to represent us.  We are looking for students of all grade levels who attended Lawrence, Noble and Holmes to speak with prospective students and parents at the “Meet the Magnets” night at Monroe HS on September 29th from 6-8, and for students who attended Walter Reed Middle School for the “Meet the High Schools” night at Walter Reed MS on October 5th from 6-8. Please email Ms. Macon if you are interested and able.

Magnet Parents Association: Please spread the word that our next MPA meeting is this Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 PM in the library.  All parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

No School: In observance of Rosh Hashanah, there is no school on Monday, October 3rd. 

Early Dismissal Tuesday:  The next Early Dismissal Tuesday will be Tuesday, October 4th at 1:34 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS: Come out to the quad on October 11 at lunch to participate in the school-wide Mock Election.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE TOUR: We will be driving up the coast of California for our fourth annual Northern California College Trip on November 20-22nd to visit UCSB, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Berkeley, San Jose St., Sonoma St., UC Davis, and Stanford.  The cost of the trip is $350 and is due along with the Registration and Liability Release forms to the Magnet Office no later than October 14th. Make checks payable to “Cleveland High School Booster Club” and denote in the memo line the student’s name and “College Trip.” Click the links to download the Northern California Trip Flyer and the Registration and Liability forms. This is a trip for seniors and juniors ONLY, and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, until we reach 50 students.  After we reach 50 students, there will be a wait-list.

PTSA Drive: Students, please support the PTSA (Parent, Teacher, and Student Association) by joining for $8.00.  PTSA sponsors school leadership and club activities, senior scholarships, Grad Night, and other school wide initiatives. Without the PTSA, many of activities you enjoy as students would not be available. Join today!

Practice, Practice, Practice:  Our 2016-2017 College Admissions Initiative is in full force and kicks off with the PSAT on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.  Because we are a college preparatory program, we highly recommend all freshmen take the exam, and we require all juniors to take the exam as part of the CORE 11 curriculum. All sophomores take the exam free of charge through the LAUSD and DO NOT need to register.  The cost for freshmen and juniors is $15.00 (CASH ONLY), and you can sign-up at the Student Store during Nutrition and Lunch There are also fee waivers available for students in the Free and Reduced Lunch program. If you think you qualify, please see Ms. Drell in the College Office.

CORE Experience for Parents:  Ever try to explain to your parents what we are doing in CORE, and they look at you wide-eyed, wanting desperately to understand, but just don’t.  Where here is their chance to get a taste of what you do everyday.  CORE Experience for Parents is Thursday, October 20th at 6:30 PM in the MPR.  Have them RSVP to the event by clicking HERE.  This is an adult-only event.

Tutoring Available:  The Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley is offering free tutoring Monday-Thursday in our school library from 3:00-6:00 pm.  They also offer college admissions workshops.  One of the tutors is a CORE alumnus. Come to the Magnet Office to register.

COREture:  Winter is coming! (…for my Game of Thrones fans) Don’t forget to get your COREture gear– T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts at great prices! All proceeds go to the program!

Lunch Applications:  In order to attend CORE field trips, you MUST complete a Title I lunch application. We suggest completing it online, if you haven’t already.  Click HERE for instructions.  Print your confirmation form and bring it to the Magnet Office.

Book Bundles:  There are still a few 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 www.clevelandhs.org to check it and get important school-wide 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 begin the 2016-2017 school year, we want to hear from you! What suggestions do have for improving the program? Go to the Home Page and click the icon to submit your suggestions.

(Coordinator’s COREner last updated September 26, 2016 @ 5:00 PM by Ms. Macon)