Weekly Announcements (March 12 – 16):
Quote of the Week: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ~ Charlotte Brontë
Coordinator’s Message: March is Women’s History Month, which honors the historic and contemporary contributions of women to American society. Before there was a Women’s History Month, there was a day. On March 19, 1911, International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time by over one million women in countries around the world promoting equal rights, namely suffrage, for women. In 1977, the UN declared March 8th as International Women’s Day, and in 1987, spearheaded by the National Women’s History Project, the US Congress designated March as Women’s History Month. March marks another historic time in our nation’s history–the 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery in protest of the disenfranchisement of African Americans, otherwise known as “Bloody Sunday.” In honor of both International Women’s Day and the Selma march, I would like to recognize the importance of women to the fight for freedom for African Americans. Dr. Martin Luther King is celebrated as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, but what often goes unrecognized is that without the labor, energy, dedication, brilliance, endurance, and strength of women, there would have been no Civil Rights Movement. Women like Amelia Boynton, Fannie Lou Hamer, Daisy Bates, Diane Nash, Rosa Parks, and countless others organized, marched, suffered, followed, and led, yes led! Take some time to get to know these extraordinary women this month (and the other eleven months as well), and learn from their examples. There is much work still to be done!
There’s No Place Like CORE: Congratulations to our teachers, counselors, 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 2018 Magnet School of Distinction Award. This is the seventh consecutive year that we have been recognized by the MSA. There is no place like Core!
Countdown to COREchella: The Countdown to COREchella is on, and things are heating up! Wanna volunteer? Click HERE to sign up. And don’t forget to go to the official COREchella website, corechella.corebaby.org for the latest COREchella news. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for exclusive sneak peaks and your chance to win a ticket to hottest benefit concert of all time!
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 March 16, 2018, so we have time to process them.
Open House: We would like to cordially invite your parents to come out Thursday, March 22nd at 5:30 pm for Open House. Remember, Friday, March 23rd is a Shortened Day– 1:59 dismissal!
Yearbook Wants You: Ms. Yuen, the Yearbook Advisor, is looking for responsible, energetic, dedicated, organized, team players with an interest in photography and design to join the yearbook staff next year. The class is Period 6. Go to G5 before school or during nutrition ASAP to get an application.
Early Dismissal Tuesday: The next early dismissal this Tuesday, March 20th. Please plan accordingly.
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 early submission deadline is February 28th and then rolling admissions until the program is full. Go HERE for information and to apply. Financial aid is available. You are qualified for this program; don’t let the opportunity slip away!
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.
- Also, please avoid the Magnet Office if you are sick. Thank you!
COREture: Winter is here! Get your COREture gear– T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts– and don’t forget our new water bottles (in three colors) and the new zipped hoody! All proceeds go to the program!
Writer’s Block: Cleveland High School’s “Writer’s Block” is seeking art submissions for their Spring issue. Send their submissions to email@example.com or bring them to F5.
Spirit Fridays!: Remember to wear your CORE t-shirt (or any Cleveland t-shirt) for a chance to win a gift card to iTunes!
COREdinators: Want to be a part of COREchella 2018? 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 continue the 2017-2018 school year, we want to hear from you! 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 11, 2018 @ 12:00 PM by Ms. Macon)