Quote of the Week: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~Mother Teresa
Coordinator’s Message: I have been thinking a lot about the events of last week. I have been thinking about the fear, anxiety, angst, and nervousness that was triggered by a message written on a bathroom wall. I have been thinking about my own children and the kind of world they are learning in. When I was kid (now I sound old), I remember seeing messages written on the walls of bathrooms that spoke of killing or doing harm to the students at the school, but I also remember rolling my eyes and thinking how stupid they were for wasting perfectly good ink on a dirty bathroom (I was a bit of a nerd!). If only we could be so cavalier now (no pun intended). We live in a world where we have seen the horrors of gun violence on campuses across the country, and where school was once a “home away from home,” it now feels like another scary place.
In moments like these, I have to tell myself to “Stop it!” There is no time to ride the train of despair! I must remember just how powerful I am, especially in these moments. And I must use these moments, as terrifying and triggering as they may be, to make ripples! How have I been a positive influence on the communities to which I belong? How have I offered good will to someone I do not know? How have I humbled myself to learn something new about someone else’s experience? How have I recognized and given thanks to those in my life who have made a difference? How have I used my power to empower others?
This week is Start with Hello week, an initiative put forth by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation and spearheaded by our own Lori Howe. The concept is simple…making ripples starts with hello!
Everyday this week there will be activities and gestures to let everyone on campus know that they are valued members of the Cleveland community. Do your part! Say hello to someone you don’t know. Make this week a “no negativity” zone- no ridicule, no drama, no talking badly about your peers! Vow to use social media as a space for positivity ONLY! Determine if your “friends” and the pages you follow are making things “better,” and unfollow those that are not. Say thank you to a member of our security and custodial staff. Write an email, or better yet, a handwritten note to a teacher, counselor, or administrator letting them know you appreciate their efforts. Let’s not wait for there to be a tragedy, let’s make ripples now!!! And if all of us are making ripples, take a moment to reimagine the world WE would be learning in.
Sandy Hook Promise Student Voices Contest: Deadline- October 8, 2018
Take part in the Sandy Hook Student Voices Contest for your chance at monetary prizes and publication. The topic: A Simple Hello Can Lead to a Million Things. Three winners from each grade and each category will be chosen. The categories are Written- an essay less than 500 words, must be typed; Spoken- a video entry utilizing Spoken Word/Poetry/RAP/SONG/Skit, must be less than 3 minutes and uploaded to Youtube; Visual- Poster art 10 x 10 or less or sidewalk chalk art, submit a photo.
For more information got to: https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/studentcontest
Please send me a copy of your submission as well so that we can celebrate your work as well!
School Safety Meeting for Parents: On Tuesday, September 25th, there will be a school safety meeting for parents at 9:15 in the MPR.
School Safety Assembly for Students: On Wednesday, September 26th, there will be school safety assemblies for students. All 9th and 10th graders (Residential and CORE) will go through their PE classes. 11th grade CORE students will go through their science classes. 12th grade CORE students will go through Digital Humanities.
SNAP! Raise Fundraiser: The Fall Fundraiser has begun and so far 11th grade is in the lead with 52% participation. Since all of you will get to enjoy the events, field trips, guest speakers, technology, and supplies that we are able to provide with the donations, all of you should participate. We need everyone to do their part!!! Send 20 emails to family, friends, parents’ coworkers, neighbors, etc. and increase our fundraising power! Every student that sends out at least five valid emails or secures a donation will receive a donut, so DO NUT let us down…see what I did there. 🙂
Scholarship Opportunity: Deadline- September 30, 2018 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 Parents Association: SPREAD THE WORD…The next MPA meeting is Wednesday, September 26th 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!
FREE Practice ACT: Many experts agree it is best for students to try out BOTH the SAT and ACT tests to see which one suits them better, and then to focus on that test for the college admission process.
CORE has partnered with Compass Education so that you can try out the ACT exam. We are offering a FREE practice exam that will be administered on Saturday, October 13 at 9:00 a.m. The test will take place at Cleveland; the exact location will be announced once we know how many students there will be.
To register, click Here. The ACT practice test, including all feedback about your strengths and weaknesses, is FREE, and you won’t have to worry about feeling pressured to sign up with Compass.
As you know, Cleveland is also offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 10, during school hours. The test is for 9th, 10th and 11th graders. All 10th graders are signed up automatically by the school, but 9th and 11th graders must register. The link to register is on the main school website, clevelandhs.org. To take the test, you MUST register by October 1st.
Earle Dismissal Alert!: The next Early Dismissal Tuesday is October 2nd. The school day ends at 1:34 PM. Please plan accordingly.
College Night for Juniors: Thursday, October 4th is College Night for Juniors. The event will begin at 6:00 pm in the MPR and very valuable information will be discussed. Ms. Howe and Mr. Wasserman highly encourage your attendance, especially because so many of you have questions that will be answered here.
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. Cleveland students have won this contest! Go to https://www.musiccenter.org/education/Students-at-the-Center/Spotlight/ for more information and to apply to this fantastic program. The deadline to submit is October 15th.
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.
CORE Representatives STILL Needed: Recruiting season for the 2019-2020 has commenced and we are in need of strong, enthusiastic, outgoing students who love CORE to represent us. We are looking for students of all grade levels who attended Lawrence, Noble, Sepulveda, and Holmes for the “Meet the Magnets” night at Monroe HS on Tuesday, October 2nd from 5:30-8:00 PM. We are also looking for students who attended: Walter Reed Middle School at the “Meet the High Schools” night at Walter Reed MS on Wednesday, October 3rd from 5:30-8:00 PM; Hale Middle School for their “Meet the High Schools” night at Hale MS on Thursday, October 4th from 5:00-8:00 PM; Patrick Henry Middle School; for their “Meet the High Schools” night at Patrick Henry MS on Tuesday, October 9th from 5:30-8:00 PM; Millikan Middle School for their “Meet the High Schools” night at Millikan MS on Wednesday, October 17th from 5:30-8:00 PM; Porter Middle School for their “Meet the High Schools” night at Porter MS on TBA; and Portola Middle School for their “Meet the High Schools” night at Portola MS on TBA.
If you would like to represent CORE, please click HERE to fill out the form.
Magnet Tours: Magnet Tours will be taking place this week! 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!”
COREdinators: Our next meeting will be held Friday, September 28th in E10. See you there!
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.
Counselor Info: If your last name begins with A-K grades 9-12, your counselor is Ms. Howe. If your last name begins L-Z, grades 9-12 your counselor is Mr. Wasserman.
Stay Connected: Follow us on Instagram @chscore and Facebook @clevelandhumanitiesmagnet.
COREture: Don’t forget to get your COREture– T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, lanyards, waterbottles, pens, and flash drives all at great prices! All proceeds go to the program!
Book Bundles: There are still Book Bundles available for 11th and 12th grades. 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.
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 visited Cleveland’s 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 our 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 begin the 2018-2019 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 September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 AM by Ms. Macon)