Quote of the Week: “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” ~Abraham Lincoln


Coordinator’s Message:  There is no school on Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day.  Thank you to all those past and present who have served in the armed forces!

In addition to giving thanks to those who have served our country, I also want to take a moment to remind each of you of your responsibility to the CORE community.  Each of you signed a Magnet Code of Ethics that outlined the expectations for Magnet students.  This Code of Ethics involves more than academic integrity, it involves treating each other with decency and respect. We have a zero-indifference, zero-tolerance policy for any behavior that makes students feel unsafe or undignified.

Please review the following three points:

  • If you are the victim of bullying or bullying-type behaviors, please don’t wait to get help.  Talk to an adult immediately.  Don’t be discouraged from seeking help thinking that things will just get worse if you “snitch.”  BULLIES NEED TO BE CONFRONTED, and with the support of adults and immediate intervention, the behavior will stop!
  • If you know someone who is being bullied or treated with disrespect , don’t be a bystander.  You may not feel comfortable speaking up at the moment, but there is still plenty that you can do, namely, get help from an adult.
  • If you are a bully or participating in bully-type behaviors, usually these behaviors come out of a need that is not being met, and we can help you too.  Seek advice from me or a teacher before we find out through other means.

Core is a learning community, and as members of that community, we have a responsibility to look out for one another. PERIOD.



Penny Wars: Congratulations, Freshmen! You are the winner of the Penny Wars! Bring your ID to the Magnet Office to receive $5.00 off CORE Store merchandise.



Mandatory Meeting for College Trip: If you are one of the 52 students attending this year’s Northern California College Tour, there is a MANDATORY meeting Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00 PM in the library.  A parent and student MUST  attend.  If you OR a parent cannot attend, please see Ms. Macon ASAP.  Attendance will be taken.



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!



Early Dismissal Tuesday:  The next Early Dismissal Tuesday will be Tuesday, November 14th at 1:34 p.m. Please plan accordingly.


Showcase Your Talent!: There is an open call for artists– Fine Arts, Photography, Digital Arts, Music, and Poetry– for the Annual Arts Showcase for the West Valley Boys and Girls Club.  If you are interested send submissions to arts@wvbgc.org by DECEMBER 1, 2017!


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.



Tutoring Available:  The Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley is offering free tutoring Monday-Thursday in our school library from 3:00-6:00 pm.  They also offer college admissions workshops.  One of the tutors is a CORE alumnus. Come to the Magnet Office to register.


COREture:  Winter is coming! (…for my Game of Thrones fans) though it doesn’t feel like it. 🙂 Don’t forget to get your COREture gear– T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts at great prices! All proceeds go to the program!


Lunch Applications:  In order to attend CORE field trips, you MUST complete a Title I lunch 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.


Book Bundles:  There are still a few 9th, 11th, and 12th 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.


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 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 school-wide 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.


Got Suggestions???: 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 COREner last updated November 5, 2017 @ 8:00 AM by Ms. Macon)