Islander Family Email - 3/12/18Posted by: Erin Rowan 9 months ago
Dear Islander Families,
It’s a busy week at CHS!
Museum of Tolerance Field Trip for Sophomores:
Today our 10th graders and many teachers are on the annual field trip to the Museum of Tolerance. Thank you to the Coronado Schools Foundation and Coronado Chabad for generous support of this experience for students. On Thursday, our freshmen and sophomores will attend an assembly featuring a speaker who is a Holocaust survivor.
Thank you to CHS shareholders who participated in the Community Forum on School Safety last week hosted by CUSD, the City of Coronado and Police Department, and Coronado SAFE. An additional forum is being planned to provide an opportunity for our students to share their concerns and ideas; stay tuned for date and details.
Wednesday’s National School Walkout and CHS Student Participation:
We recognize that our students’ engagement in current events and community and social concerns aligns with our goal that students feel and demonstrate that they have an impact on their communities. Our aim is to uphold school policies and students’ First Amendment rights, with student safety at the center. CHS students will each determine their own participation in the national walkout movement this week, and may opt to walk out of class with peer organizers on March 14 at 10 AM or stay in their 4th period classrooms. Teachers will remain in class with any students who do not leave the classroom. Students are not permitted to leave campus, consistent with school policy.
Student Bingo meet-up opportunity at lunch in the MPR on Wednesday!
On Wednesday students are invited to play Bingo, enjoy free food and prizes, with the goal of helping students meet new friends on campus!
Every15Minutes Program (Drunk Driving Awareness) for Juniors and Seniors on March 15 and 16:
Members of Coronado Police Department and CHS ASB, with a grant from the California Highway Patrol, are coordinating an immersive two-part drunk driving prevention experience for our 11th and 12th graders. On Thursday, juniors and seniors will observe a simulated crash site with participation of CHS students in the enactment of an alcohol-related automobile accident. On Friday, students will attend an assembly including speakers whose family members have been affected by drunk driving. You may learn more about the program here: https://www.chp.ca.gov/programs-services/programs/youth-programs/every-15-minutes
CHS last hosted the program in 2005, and the Eagle&Journal published an article about it: http://www.coronadonewsca.com/news/every-minutes-program-brings-the-issue-of-drunk-driving-to/article_568bb412-e0e1-5e2b-8222-33cfa37fe081.html
Please consider extending discussions at home about safety and substance use and abuse:
- This resource includes tools for “Intervening in the Moment” our children or we are confronted with someone considering driving while impaired: http://www.interventionsupport.com/alcohol-addiction/drinking-and-driving-intervention/
- Here are “6 Tactful Tips for Resisting Peer Pressure”: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/6-tactful-tips-resisting-peer-pressure-to-use-drugs-and-alcohol
Friday is the last day of our mid-term, and progress report grades will be published and sent home next week.
This week is the deadline to register for AP exams hosted at CHS and provided by the College Board: College Board AP (Advanced Placement) exams registration is open for CHS students (Deadline March 16) here: https://aptestservice.com/chs/. AP exams are associated with AP courses at CHS and are voluntary. Students are encouraged to research which AP exams and scores are eligible for credit/advancement at their preferred colleges.
Families and students attending Coronado High School can register here for the 2018 Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Administration. Deadline to register: March 16 Please ...
Counseling, College, and Career Info:
PTO Information Night on “Alternatives to 4-Year College” on Thursday, April 5th at 6:30 PM in the CHS Library:
PTO is hosting an awareness event on alternatives to attending 4-year college. Representatives in attendance will include community colleges, military personnel, gap-year program and a student in the middle of her gap year, Rotary international exchange program, and trade representatives. The event will be in the form of a fair in which the different representatives will be at tables; there will not be any formal presentation. All are welcome.
Counselors’ Announcements for Seniors:
If you are interested in attending community college next year, sign up for the following activities on Naviance/Family Connection (you will also need teacher permission to attend):
- Mesa College representatives will visit campus Thursday, April 5th at 11 AM in the CHS Library
- City College will be here Thursday April 5th at 1 PM in the CHS Library.
- Southwestern College will be in the library on Friday, April 6th at 1 PM.
- If you are interested in City College of Santa Barbara (a community college with dorms!) see Ms. Johnston for information.
Parents of Seniors: Enter a raffle to win seating for 20 in the CHS Niedermeyer Stadium Press Box for graduation, with refreshments provided; proceeds support Islander Sports Foundation (raffle to be drawn on June 1 at Powderpuff Game):
Have a great week, Islanders!
Jennifer Moore, Principal
Coronado High School
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