Quote of the Week: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ~ Charlotte Brontë

Coordinator’s Message: March is Women’s History Month, which honors the historic and contemporary contributions of women to American society.  Before there was a Women’s History Month, there was a day.  On March 19, 1911, International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time by over one million women in countries around the world promoting equal rights, namely suffrage, for women.  In 1977, the UN declared March 8th as International Women’s Day, and in 1987, spearheaded by the National Women’s History Project, the US Congress designated March as Women’s History Month.  March marks another historic time in our nation’s history–the 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery in protest of the disenfranchisement of African Americans, otherwise known as “Bloody Sunday.”  In honor of both International Women’s Day and the Selma march, I would like to recognize the importance of women to the fight for freedom for African Americans.  Dr. Martin Luther King is celebrated as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, but what often goes unrecognized is that without the labor, energy, dedication, brilliance, endurance, and strength of women, there would have been no Civil Rights Movement.  Women like Amelia Boynton, Fannie Lou Hamer, Daisy Bates, Diane Nash, Rosa Parks, and countless others organized, marched, suffered, followed, and led, yes led!  Take some time to get to know these extraordinary women this month (and the other eleven months as well), and learn from their examples. There is much work still to be done!

The Magnet is Excellent: Congratulations to our teachers, students, parents, administration, and community partners! It is my profound honor to announce that Magnet Schools of America has awarded Cleveland Humanities Magnet with the 2017 Magnet School of Excellence Award. This is the fifth year in a row that we have been recognized by the MSA, and the third time we have been named a Magnet School of Excellence, which is the top award.  We were only one of two schools in LAUSD to receive it! There is no place like Core!



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!




Mock SAT/ACT: Compass Education, one of our COREchella sponsors, is hosting a FREE Mock SAT or ACT next Saturday, 3/18 from 9:00-1:00 PM at Cleveland.
Register at: https://www.compassprep.com/cleveland-humanities-magnet/



Corebabies Go Global: There is an exciting opportunity available for students in grades 9-12 to travel to China during Winter Break of 2017.  The dates are December 26-January 6. See Ms. Macon for details.

Tell Your Parents: The next MPA meeting will be March 29 th at 7:00 PM in E10. All parents are welcome.

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 near the end of the 2016-2017 school year, 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 March 10, 2017 @ 10:00 PM by Ms. Macon)