Quote of the Week: “To move the world we must first move ourselves.” ~ Socrates
Coordinator’s Message: I hope everyone had a restful, thankful Thanksgiving vacation! Now we’re in the home stretch. Soon, twenty weeks of hard work will culminate in semester grades that you will receive over Winter Break. Be sure to create a study schedule to ensure you have enough time to prepare for finals. Check Schoology to see your standing in each class and make sure there are no discrepancies. Collect and organize all necessary materials to study over the next few weeks. Talk to teachers about concepts you still don’t understand. Arrange study groups. And once it is all over, take some time over the vacation to reflect on your experience and performance first semester, identifying areas of strength and weakness and coming up with a plan for improvement.
Annual Winter Drive: Our annual Winter Can Drive begins this Tuesday, 11/28, which is Giving Tuesday, the national day of giving. We are partnering with SOVA, a Los Angeles food bank that gives donated items to those in need right within our community. Please bring 5 cans of unexpired food in a disposable bag. Write your name and grade level somewhere on the bag (or attach an index card/post it note). Aside from doing good for your community, you will also receive extra credit for your donation. The class you get extra credit for varies per grade level so use the following guide:
9th Grade: English teacher
10th Grade: CORE teacher of your choice
11th Grade: Home Group teacher
12th Grade: AP Lit teacher
You MUST write your teacher’s name (follow the guide above) along with your own name and grade level or we CANNOT give you extra credit.
Early Dismissal Tuesday: The next Early Dismissal Tuesday will be Tuesday, November 28th at 1:34 p.m. Please plan accordingly.
Cleveland’s Winter Concert: The Music Department’s annual Winter Concert will be on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00 PM in the CHS MPR. This concert will feature the CHS Beginning Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Advanced Band (AKA the Marching Band). The Marching Band is coming off of a very successful competition season debut where they surpassed expectations and placed as high as first place against Southern California’s best Division 1A bands! Please come out and show your support for these hard working talented students. Admission is $5 at the door. There will be food & refreshments for sale.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by DECEMBER 1, 2017!
The Princeton Prize: Princeton University is sponsoring an annual awards program for high school students—the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. If you are a high school student involved in an activity that is helping to improve race relations in your school or community, Princeton want to hear from you. A fellow Corebaby, Jaspreet Kaur, won this award…you could too! Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2018, will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work. Go to https://www.princeton.edu/pprize/ for more information.
AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS!: Attention sophomores and juniors, Stanford University hosts a summer institute for high school students interested in the Humanities. It is a great opportunity to showcase your critical thinking skills and terrific foundation in the Humanities. The online application will open in December. Click HERE to begin researching and collecting the necessary materials. Financial aid is available. We have had several students attend this program, and love it. You ARE qualified for this program…Don’t let the opportunity slip away!
Opportunity for Juniors: The Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Telluride students, or TASPers, attend a seminar led by college and university faculty members and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom. The program is completely free! One of our Corebabies, Olivia Wood, participated in TASP and said it was vital to her success during the application process and in her first year at Pomona College. The deadline is Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Click HERE for more info.
Writer’s Block: Cleveland High School’s “Writer’s Block” is seeking art submissions for their Fall issue. Send their submissions to email@example.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.
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. And thank you to all who contributed to the over $100 we raised for cancer treatment and prevention.
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!
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.
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 26, 2017 @ 8:00 AM by Ms. Macon)