Quote of the Week: “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” ~ William Faulkner
Coordinator’s Message: This Friday, March 31st, we have the day off. Do you know why? It is is honor of Cesar Chavez’s birthday. I’m sure you have heard the name (at least I hope so), but have listened to his story?
Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona to immigrant parents. They moved to California in 1939, moving up and down the state encountering the horrific conditions of working in the fields: dreadful migrant camps, corrupt labor contractors, meager wages for backbreaking work, and bitter racism. He dedicated his life to fighting for the humane treatment of workers. Drawing on the strategies of the Civil Rights Movement, he insisted on nonviolence, relied on volunteers from urban universities and religious organizations, allied with organized labor, and used mass mobilizing techniques, which included a famous march on Sacramento in 1966. In 1968 Chavez went on a fast for twenty-five days to protest the increasing advocacy of violence within the union. On July 29, 1970, Delano growers formally signed contracts recognizing the United Farm Workers and bringing peace to California vineyards. Believing that the only permanent solution to the problems of farm workers lay in legislation, Chavez supported the passage of California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Act (the first of its kind in the nation), which promised to end the cycle of misery and exploitation and ensure justice for the workers.*
Find your passion, speak your truth, and never forget the power you have to make change. But don’t forget, as Confucius said, “to turn your gaze inward” so that you can do like Gandhi and “be the change you wish to see in the world.” Happy Cesar Chavez Day!
*The Reader’s Companion to American History. Eric Foner and John A. Garraty, Editors.
COREchella Update: The band’s have been chosen and COREchella 2017 is revving up! We auditioned a record number of talented musicians– 36 acts to be exact. Though the decision was very hard, the 2017 lineup will include:
Sam and John
The Trigger Gave
Be sure to visit us @ corechella.corebaby.org to get the latest updates on the hottest benefit concert of all time. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for exclusive sneak peaks and your chance to win a ticket to hottest benefit concert of all time!
Winner!!!: We had a record number of submissions this year for our COREchella 2017 Design Contest, all of which could have been our featured design; they were that good! It was a difficult decision, but this year’s artist is…CAYTLYNN DILLEY. Additionally, the back of the official concert t-shirt will feature the design of CHRISIE MORRIS. Both students are from AOAT. Click HERE to see the winning designs.
We Need You!: Students, please help us make this year’s COREchella the most successful yet! Secure donation items for the Silent Auction and/or sponsorships from family members and local businesses. Letters and donation/sponsorship forms are available @ corechella.corebaby.org or in the Magnet Office! Items for the Silent Auction must be turned in by April 7, 2017, so we have time to process them.
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!
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 29th at 7:00 PM in E10. All parents are welcome.
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.
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 26, 2017 @ 10:00 AM by Ms. Macon)