Coordinator's Corner Weekly Announcements

Quote of the Week:  “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Coordinator’s Message: Tickets are now on sale for the greatest benefit concert of all time!  COREchella 2014 is just three weeks away.  Get your ticket now for $11.00 in front of the Administration Building or in the Magnet Office.  You can also purchase tickets online at (NOTE: There is $1.50 handling fee if purchased online.) Pre-Sale tickets will only be available until Wednesday, April 3 at midnight.  After that, tickets will be available at the door ONLY for $13.00 for students and $16.00 for adults.  Each ticket includes a walk down the COREchella red carpet and photo taken.


Coordinator’s Message: Beginning Monday, March 23rd, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) will be visiting Cleveland for three days to determine if we deserve to be accredited.  Accreditation is a term that originally meant trustworthiness, and today, “involves the expectation that schools be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high quality learning opportunities, with the added requirement that they clearly demonstrate that they are about the critical business of continual self-improvement.” According to their website, the WASC Commission grants accreditation to a school based upon the following:

  • the school is substantially accomplishing its stated purposes and functions identified as appropriate for an institution of its type
  • the school is meeting an acceptable level of quality in accordance with the WASC criteria adopted by the Accrediting Commission.

Why Accreditation?  Here are just a few of the reasons we must have successful WASC visit:

  • Certification to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning
  • Validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts
  • Fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning
  • In December 2002 UC faculty approved a policy that requires all California public and private high schools to be WASC-accredited (or a candidate for accreditation) in order to establish and/or maintain an “a-g” course list.
  • Accreditation is required with respect to the Cal Grants.
  • Colleges and universities examine transcripts to determine if the students have attended accredited institutions.
  • Many districts have policies to accept credits only from WASC accredited schools or schools accredited by other regionals with whom WASC has reciprocal agreements.

Though I want us to be our best selves everyday, these three days (March 23-25) are crucial for Cleveland’s residential and magnet programs.  Do your part!  PICK UP YOUR TRASH, arrive to class on time, be participatory in your classes, be willing to share what an excellent education you have received here at Cleveland. And hey, we can start practicing today!


The Countdown to COREchella is on!:  There are 4 weeks left until the 4th Annual COREchella on 4-4-14! We are 4tunate to have Max Greenfield, Schmidt on FOX’s hit TV show, New Girl as the host of show this year! You can look 4ward to Power 106 setting the tone when we open the gates at 5pm.  Don’t 4get to visit the official COREchella website, to watch the latest COREchella COREmercial; to vote 4 your favorite COREchella 2014 design; to get band bios; and to view videos and pictures from COREchellas 2011, 2012, and 2013. Get others hyped by adding your comments to our Facebook “Question of the Week” and win tickets to COREchella 2014.  You can also follow us on Twitter (4 more surprises).  Get ready to make history by adding your voice to the hottest concert of the year! 4-4-14 don’t 4get it!


Online Tickets Go On Sale Tuesday:  PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR $11.00!  Go to ($1.50 service fee will be charged) to purchase your tickets online.  Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at school from March 24th-April 2nd.  Tickets will go up to $13.00 for Cleveland students (with ID) and $15.00 for non-Cleveland students and adults at the door…if we don’t sell out first!


We Need You!: Last call!  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 @ or in the Magnet Office! Items for the Silent Auction must be turned in by March 21, 2014, so we have time to process them.


Get ready to be ROCKED to the CORE: The bands have been chosen! Thank you to the 30 bands and solo performers that auditioned for COREchella 2014! And the winner are…

Diego Urbina

Panic Room


Late Night Television

Makin’ Noise


Def Vinyl


Cathy Kim

Chris Ascencio and Jeremy Levitt

The Tongues

Legit Roker

Hard to Peel

and headlining…

The Truth Strikes Back (featuring Mr. Basinger)


Early Dismissal Tuesday:  The next early dismissal day is Monday, March 24th and Tuesday, March 25th @ 1:59 pm. Please plan accordingly.


Stanford Summer Program: It’s here…the summer program I have been talking about for months.  The Standford Humanities Summer Institute is now accepting applications.  The deadline for regular submission has been extended to April 2nd!  Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!  For more information, click HERE.


Campus Beautification:  As an expression of our school community’s solidarity in the pursuit of a clean, well-maintained, and safe learning environment, we will be hosting a Campus Beautification Morning on Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Students, parents, school staff and community members are all invited to join in the effort. Students may apply their hours from this morning towards any community service or detention hours they owe.  On that morning, we will be concentrating our energy on activities such as litter pickup, light landscaping (such as raking), and touchup painting and graffiti removal. The City of Los Angeles’ Office of Community Beautification will be providing us the supplies that we will need.


The Next MPA Meeting:  Please let your parent’s know that the next MPA meeting is Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in room E10 @ 7:00 pm. Revolution Prep will be speaking about the new SAT and the differences between SAT vs. ACT.  All parents are welcome!


Named 2014 National Magnet School of Distinction: Congratulations to teachers, students, parents, administration, and community partners!  For the second year in a row, Magnet Schools of America has honored Cleveland Humanities Magnet.  This year, our program has  been given the 2014 National Magnet School of Distinction Award.  There is no place like Core!


Mock SAT/ACT:  The next Mock SAT and ACT will be April 26, 2014.  The cost of the exam is $10.00 and all proceeds go to the program.

To enroll for the Mock SAT:

To enroll for the Mock ACT:


Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors: Nordstrom is offering eighty $10,000 scholarships for high school juniors around the country. Click HERE for more information and to apply.  The deadline is May 1, 2014, so don’t wait! One of our own Corebabies won this scholarship three years ago!


Explore Ecuador and the Galapagos in the Summer of 2015: Don’t miss the ONLY trip 2015 to the Galapagos Island! Walk in the footsteps of Darwin as we tour the Galapagos Islands and spend time in mainland Ecuador learning about the local culture and colonial history. Trip includes stops in Quito – Ecuador’s capital city and world cultural heritage site. We then turn our attention to the Galapagos and travel by boat between Santa Cruz, Isabela, and Floreana islands – observing some of the same species Darwin observed in his time aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. In Otavalo, students will take in the natural beauty of the landscape and experience the culture of the Andes. This trip should not be missed!  Mrs. Wareham will be managing this trip – for more information head to B7!  Sign up early to receive great discounts!  Go to to sign up now and start your low, interest-free payments.  Use EF Tours Tour Number 1497851 to sign up. See you February 25th!


Congratulations Cleveland Speech and Debate Team: The Stanford Debate tournament is one of the largest and most prestigious debate tournaments in the country  and our team cleaned up!  Over 160 teams competed in Parliamentary debate, and three of our teams made the elimination rounds (Luigi Sarracino, Kate Applegate, Shayok Chakraborty, Alexander Bissel, Schuyler Ross and Paige Jensen).  In the preliminary rounds, Schuyler and Paige were undefeated and ranked sixth in Parliamentary debate.  The tournament was a huge success and a testimony to the talent and hard work of the speech and debate team.


CORE Meets Facebook…AGAIN: The new and improved Cleveland High School Humanities Facebook page is up and running. Go to to get all the latest news and see great photos of you and your friends.  Make sure to stay up-to-date with CORE’s adventures into social media and share the page with every fan of CORE…you could win a backstage stage pass to COREchella 2014!


Clean Up After Yourselves:  I walked into school the other day and was shocked to see two lunch bags and empty baggies of protein bars and Baked Lays next to the gate.  Some group of students blatantly left their trash for someone else to clean up.  This is unacceptable!  I am asking nicely that all of you PLEASE take care of YOUR trash.  Now I am saying sternly that if you don’t pick up after yourselves and I catch you, there will be consequences!!!  Please do your part to keep our learning environment and other areas on campus clean.  Pick up your trash, recycle where possible, and remind your friends to do the same!  Thank you!


COREture Anyone?:  Just in time for the brisk winter weather, (whenever it arrives) we have our fabulous line of sweats, sweatshirts, and V-necks!  Sweats are $20, Sweatshirts are $25 (white soup can) or $15 (retro red soup can), and V-necks are $15 0r 2 for $25. Get em’ while you can!


CORE Water Bottles: Did you know that the class of 2015 won an award based on the PSA they created about water conservation for the Water Conference?  As a result of their fabulous work, we have purchased CORE water bottles, for sale in the Magnet Office.  Do your part by using a refillable water bottle, CORE-themed or otherwise and help sustain the environment.


Caught Having Spirit: REMEMBER to show your school spirit eery Friday by wearing your Core or Cleveland gear, and if I or a member of the COREdinators sees you, you will be entered to win great monthly prizes.


Naviance: Students, be sure to log-in to your Naviance accounts and explore all that this online college admissions advisor can offer you as you prepare for college and university!


Cavalier News: Please visit for important schoolwide info!


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!


Got Suggestions???: As we continue planning the 2013-2014 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 March 17, 2014 @ 9:00 p.m. by Ms. Macon)