Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements (August 28-31):

Quote of the Week: “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” ~ Abigail Adams



Coordinator’s MessageI hope that everyone has settled in and begun to establish good study habits.   Along with organization and time management, staying informed is essential to success! Check your Corebaby email daily, go to Schoology and check your grades at least once a week, make appointments with your teachers to get their perspective on your performance, and go to our website to read the posts, sync the calendar with yours, and check out the grade level pages.  Knowledge is power!



Back to School Night: This Wednesday is Back-to-School Night at 6:00. Be sure to give your parents your schedules and click HERE to see where your CORE teachers are. Please remember that August 31st is a shortened Day, 1:59 dismissal.



No School: Remember that Friday, September 1st and Monday, September 4th, there is no school in observance of Admissions Day and Labor Day.



PSAT InformationThis year, the PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  It will be free for all 9th-11th grade students. Ninth and 11th grade students MUST register online as Cleveland is paying for the exam.  YOU must register by 5:00 PM on October 1, 2017.

Here is the link:

If you register, but do not take the test, YOUR parents must reimburse the school for the $15 cost (administration fees and unused examination documents)–this is noted on the form students/parents complete online.  Tenth grade students DO NOT have to register for the test.  It is mandatory for all 10th grade students and the District will automatically register students for the test.  Questions should be directed to Ms. Drell in the College Office.



Pierce College Classes: If you are interested in signing up for one of the four Pierce classes being offered at Cleveland, request a “Concurrent Enrollment Form” from Ms. Drell in the College Office. She has to sign it. Then go onto the Pierce College website at and apply to the college. It is lengthy process and you must create an account, as this account is where Pierce will send your ID # (begins with an 88) that you need to fill in on the “Concurrent Enrollment Form.” The ID# takes 3-5 business days to receive. You will go to the class on the first day and the teacher will give you a four digit code– instead of ADD slips– (this is new), but the caveat is- the number is only good for 48 hours!!!



Scholarship Opportunity: Do you know how far you will drive on the freeway if you take your eyes off the road for five seconds, the average time it takes to send a text? An entire football field.  According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, texting while driving makes drivers 23 times more likely to get into a “safety-critical event.”  The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while driving. For more information on texting while driving, please see these articlesWho may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.  How to apply: Complete the application form including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving. Link:  Deadline: September 30, 2017 to coincide with September’s No Texting while Driving Day.  How we’ll select the winner: We’ll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.  Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.



Counselor Changes:  If your last name begins with A-K grades 9-12, your counselor is Ms. Howe.  If your last name begins L-Z, grades 9-11 your counselor is Mr. Wasserman.  If your last name is L-Z, grade 12, your counselor is Ms. Morales.



Lunch Applications:  In order to attend CORE field trips, you MUST complete a Title I lunch application.  Even if you don’t think you will qualify or don’t want to receive tickets, you still must complete an 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.



COREture: We are selling VINTAGE COREchella t-shirts 2013-2016 for $2.00…THAT’S RIGHT…just $2.00.  And we still have COREchella 2017 t0shirts for $10. Come to the Magnet Office at Nutrition or Lunch to get them before they’re gone!



Book Bundles:  There are still 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.



Magnet Parents Association:  SPREAD THE WORD…The MPA Welcome Mixer is Thursday, September 28th at 6:00 p.m. at the Knight residence. Please RSVP to for directions.



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! Our first gathering of the year will be this Friday, August 25th. Remember to wear your CORE t-shirt for a chance to win a gift card to one of many fabulous establishments!



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 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 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 2017-2018 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 Corner last updated August 20, 2017 @ 9:00 PM by Ms. Macon)