Quote of the Week: “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein

Coordinator’s Message: February is Black History Month and National Magnet Schools Month.  I do not think this is a coincidence.  Magnet schools began in the late 1960s in the United States as a response to the unwillingness of many to integrate Black and White students after the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case Brown vs. the Board of Education.  There were many attempts at mandating school integration. The Little Rock 9 and Ruby Bridges are some of the courageous Black students who were the first to integrate White schools.  In fact, our own Ms. Donna Hill was the first African American to integrate her all-White Catholic school.  These attempts, however, unwittingly pushed White parents who feared sending their children to school with students of color to move to the suburbs to escape such efforts, thus re-segregating schools.  There was an alternative proposed– to encourage voluntary integration by creating schools with specialized curriculum that would attract students based on their interests, thus bringing together diverse populations of students that can learn with and from one another.  Hence, in 1981, Cleveland High School’s Humanities Magnet was born, and for 35 years, has been a marker of educational excellence both for its specialized curriculum and for its diversity.  I am proud to carry on the legacy of inclusion and integration and strive to continue these efforts not just in speech, but in practice.

Thank you to Our Wonderful Counselors: National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.  As you know, Ms. Howe and Ms. Morales work so hard to not only ensure that you are taking the right classes and that you are set up for success in college, but also to ensure that you are taken care of socially and emotionally. Ms. Howe and Ms. Morales are vital to your success as students and our success as teachers.  I would like to personally thank both them for all they do.  You should too! 

Cleveland Showcase: This year’s Open House will be a very different experience for you and your parents. We will be showcasing all of the wonderful programs and opportunities available to students.  The showcase will take place on Thursday, February 16th from 6:00-7:30.  Please tell your parents that this will not be a time to discuss grades, but instead will give them a bird’s eye view of what is happening in your classes.

Corebabies Go Global: There are two exciting travel opportunities available.

CHINA 2017

There is an exciting opportunity available for students in grades 9-12 to travel to China during Winter Break of 2017.  Information will be provided on Friday, February 10th @ lunch in E10 during the COREdinators meeting. There will also be a parent meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 in E10.


For the graduating classes of 2018 & 2019…

There are a few spots left for the 2018 excursion through London, Paris, Lucerne, Assisi, Florence, Pisa and Rome! So far 75 students and 8 chaperones are signed up.  The trip will be capped at 98 total. That’s two motorcoaches full of students that will be traipsing through the European countryside for two weeks. If you are interested in accompanying us on our trip, go to eftours.com. At the bottom of the home pager where is asks for it, type in tour number 1842422XR. That will take you Mr. Posito’s EF Tours home page where you will see a day-to-day itinerary, the tentative dates of the trip and the cost of this once in a lifetime opportunity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send Tour Leader Mr. Posito an email at rposito@corebaby.org

School Experience Survey:  Students, please do you part and complete the School Experience Survey.  The more students that participate the better it is for Cleveland! Click HERE.

Countdown to COREchella:  The countdown to COREchella has begun! We are ten weeks away from the GREATEST benefit concert of all time, which takes place on Friday, April 21, 2017!  Visit the official COREchella website, corechella.corebaby.org, to get all the latest info; to signup to audition; to vote for your favorite COREchella 2017 design; and to view videos and pictures from COREchellas of the past.  Get others hyped by adding your comments to the “Countdown to COREchella”  Facebook and Instagram posts for your chance to win tickets to COREchella 2017.  Get ready to make history by adding your voice to the hottest concert of the year!

Want to see Your Name in Lights?:  Auditions for COREchella 2017, the greatest benefit concert of all time, are taking place on Saturday, February 25th.  Click HERE to submit your applications. All applications must be submitted by Friday, February 17th at 1:00 PM. Don’t miss out on your 15 minutes of fame!

Create this year’s COREchella design: Are you an artist or have an eye for design?  Create this year’s COREchella design and you could see your name in lights!  Submit your ORIGINAL design to jmacon@corebaby.org by February 24th!  The WINNER will receive: 2 Tickets to CORECHELLA; An official concert T-shirt; Your design printed on all CORECHELLA merchandise and featured in the design elements of the event! Be sure to sign your name on the bottom right hand corner of the design. Submissions must include NAME, GRADE, PERIOD 2, and Small Learning Community. The winning design will be chosen based on the following criteria: 1) Event relevance, 2) Cost effectiveness, 3) Fan vote, 4) Appeal to a broad audience, 5) Print quality (how the design will translate on to merchandise). Good luck!

No School:  In honor of President’s Day, there is no school on Monday, February 20th.

Tell Your Parents: The next MPA meeting will be February 22nd at 7:00 PM in E10. All parents are welcome.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS!: Attention sophomores and juniors, Stanford University hosts a summer institute for high school students interested in the Humanities. It is a great opportunity to showcase your critical thinking skills and terrific foundation in the Humanities.  The online application is due March 1, 2017.  Click HERE and begin researching and collecting the necessary materials.  Financial aid is available. You are qualified for this program; don’t let the opportunity slip away!

Writer’s Block:  Cleveland High School’s “Writer’s Block” is seeking art submissions for their Fall issue.  Send their submissions to thewritersblockcleveland@gmail.com  or bring them to F5.  If you want to submit writing or art for the spring issue, you can submit anytime.

Get Lit: Do you spit…poetry that is? If you are interested in trying out for our award-winning spoken word team, see Ms.Kurnick in F5.

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.

COREture: Wouldn’t a hooded sweatshirt be nice during this rainy season? Why not rep your school and stay dry at the same time?  Get your COREture gear– T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts– and we have some new swag for 2017! Come to the Magnet Office to check it out.  All proceeds go to the program!

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 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 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 2016-2017 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 February 8, 2017 @ 6:00 PM by Ms. Macon)