Quote of the Week:  “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Coordinator’s Message:  One of the best things about this time of year are the number of former students that reach out to say hello and thank you! I have always been struck by the number of Magnet students that graduate from Cleveland and come back.  In CORE, students come back to visit at every break; they come back to share college-level materials; they come back to volunteer; and they even come back to teach. Since I have been out, I have received dozens of emails from former students, yes to wish me well, but also to let me know how thankful they are for the education they received in CORE. I would like to share a few.  One student wrote, “I wanted to say thank you for my four years in CORE, and for the community that you helped to support. After about four weeks in college I have already used notes from each grade for some of my classes and they have been extremely useful in understanding the readings that I get for homework. I am so thankful to have been a part of the CORE program as it has made me a better student as well as a better person.” Another student wrote, “My high school years were some of the best of my life thus far, and I am completely certain that CORE is in large part the reason. Not only that, but CORE completely prepared me for college. I know everyone said it a thousand times, but you don’t really believe it until you live it.  Well now I definitely believe it.  I learned so much about myself, while in CORE, and I really have you all to thank.”  And one of my favorite emails, “The workload is overwhelming to my classmates already, but I’m not worried at all. I’m so comfortable with the subject matter and reading too. I’m even actively reading my writing handbook (which is written in a style similar to Mr. Linn’s philosophy packets)! The COREnnections are endless: novellas vs. full novels, art in literature, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, America in the 1930’s, the red scare, rhetoric, the study questions to Turnitin, and more.  I just wanted to say thank you for preparing me so well. I would be freaking out otherwise. CORE has me smiling as I continue to study.”  I would like to return the “thank yous” to Corebabies, past and present, for all you have done and continue to do to make CORE so special!  There is no place like CORE!


COREBAY 2.0:  Take some time to check out Corebaby 2.0, a mobile adaptive site, loaded with information and celebration of our collective success.  Take a tour through the CORE Museum, send your parents to the CHMPA parent portal, view our social media feeds, go to our Faculty Directory to see all of your amazing teachers, and read this week’s Coordinator’s COREner 🙂  If you have suggestions or see typos (I hate typos) or broken links, please email me at jmacon@corebaby.org.


Early 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.


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!


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. 🙂


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 HereThe 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.orgTo take the test, you MUST register by October 1st.


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 TuesdayOctober 9th from 5:30-8:00 PM; Millikan Middle School for their “Meet the High Schools” night at Millikan MS on WednesdayOctober 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 Parents Association:  SPREAD THE WORD…The next MPA meeting is Wednesday, October 24th 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!


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, October 5th 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 30, 2018 @ 9:00 AM by Ms. Macon)