Quote of the Week: “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” ~Abraham Lincoln

Coordinator’s Message:  There is no school on Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day.  Thank you to all those past and present who have served in the armed forces!

In addition to giving thanks to those who have served our country, I also want to take a moment to remind each of you of your responsibility to the CORE community.  Each of you signed a Magnet Code of Ethics that outlined the expectations for Magnet students.  This Code of Ethics involves more than academic integrity, it involves treating each other with decency and respect. We have a zero-indifference, zero-tolerance policy for any behavior that makes students feel unsafe or undignified.

Please review the following three points:

  • If you are the victim of bullying or bullying-type behaviors, please don’t wait to get help.  Talk to an adult immediately.  Don’t be discouraged from seeking help thinking that things will just get worse if you “snitch.”  BULLIES NEED TO BE CONFRONTED, and with the support of adults and immediate intervention, the behavior will stop!
  • If you know someone who is being bullied or treated with disrespect , don’t be a bystander.  You may not feel comfortable speaking up at the moment, but there is still plenty that you can do, namely, get help from an adult.
  • If you are a bully or participating in bully-type behaviors, usually these behaviors come out of a need that is not being met, and we can help you too.  Seek advice from me or a teacher before we find out through other means.

Core is a learning community, and as members of that community, we have a responsibility to look out for one another. PERIOD.



Vote!: This Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day. For those of you who are 18, please fulfill your Democratic duty and cast your vote (whatever that vote may be).  There is much at stake in this election, including important ballot measures. Remember, many risked their lives fighting for the right to vote. Don’t take it for granted!



Penny Wars: Congratulations, Seniors! You are the winner of the Penny Wars! Bring your ID to the Magnet Office to receive $5.00 off CORE Store merchandise.



Early Dismissal Tuesday:  The next Early Dismissal Tuesday will be Tuesday, November 15th at 1:34 p.m. Please plan accordingly.



Mandatory Meeting for College Trip: If you are one of the 50 students attending this year’s Northern California College Tour, there is a MANDATORY meeting Wednesday, November 16th at 6:30 PM in the library.  A parent and student MUST  attend.  If you OR a parent cannot attend, please see Ms. Macon ASAP.  Attendance will be taken.



Cafe Night: Cafe Night is November 16 and 17th in room D8.  You can purchase tickets in F5.



Magnet Parents Association: Please spread the word that our next MPA meeting is this Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00 PM in the library.  All parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

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.



Tutoring Available:   There is free math tutoring on Mondays during lunch in room H33.  Also, 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.  Go to the library 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!

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???: 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 November 7, 2016 @ 8:00 AM by Ms. Macon)