Weekly Announcements (September 25-29):
Quote of the Week: “Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ~Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Coordinator’s Message: I love the idea of “giving birth to ourselves over and over again.” It suggests that none of us are done. With each new experience, each new understanding, each new day, we are shifting and changing and continuing to uncover who we are. This can be said for us as individuals and us as a species. Very fitting for a Humanities program, wouldn’t you say? Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, and one of the voices I would like to recognize during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15- October 15. In 1968, Congress authorized Hispanic Heritage Week, which in 1989 became Hispanic Heritage Month, to honor the contributions of Latinos to American culture and society. September 15th marks the beginning of the Hispanic Heritage Month as it represents the day that five Latin American nations, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua won their independence. Let us acknowledge the many rich cultures in this diverse group and learn about the contributions of Latinos to human life and civilization both during this commemorative month and throughout the year.
PSAT Information: This 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: https://goo.gl/forms/
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.
CORE Representatives Needed: We are still looking for students from all grade levels, boys and girls, for the following “Meet the High School” events:
Magnet Parents Association: SPREAD THE WORD…The next MPA meeting is Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. Please encourage your parents to stay “in the loop” and attend this very important meeting. All parents welcome!
Calling All Performers: The Music Center is hosting a series of classes for high school students in the arts called, Spotlight. Spotlight is a nationally-acclaimed scholarship and arts training program for high school students in the performing and visual arts. It is free to apply. Go to https://www.musiccenter.org/education/Students-at-the-Center/Spotlight/ for more information and to apply to this fantastic program.
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 articles. Who 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: https://www.digitalrespon
Magnet Tours: Magnet Tours have begun! Please be on your best behavior, keep the halls and outer areas clean, and show our prospective freshmen that “there is no place like CORE!”
Tutoring Available: The Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley is offering free tutoring Monday-Thursday in our school library from 3:00-5:00 pm. They also offer college admissions workshops. One of the tutors is a CORE alumnus. Come to the Magnet Office to register.
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 9th, 10th, and 11th 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.
Agendas and COREture: We have CORE agendas available in the Magnet Office for $5.00. Also, don’t forget to get your COREture gear– T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts at great prices! All proceeds go to the program!
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.
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.
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!
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 E10 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!
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.
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!
(Coordinator’s Corner last updated September 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM by Ms. Macon)