Carmel High School

  • 3-24-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 3/24/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    CHS Robotics

    Congratulations to the Carmel High RoboRockinBots, Team 2035, on making the finals of the San Francisco Regional! They had a great run and missed winning it all by just a few points! Good luck to Robotics at San Jose State this coming weekend.

     

    CHS Music

    Mark your calendar to attend the District Band Festival coming up this week on Tuesday, March 28th (Sunset Center at 7:00 p.m). Our elementary, middle and high school band students are preparing for a beautiful District Band Festival to showcase their talents. The CUSD Music Boosters will host a cookie reception in the lobby after the show and are looking for volunteers who will provide cookies. You may sign up at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F44ABA62DA31-cusd5 

     

    Congratulations to the CHS Concert Choir and Chamber Singers for earning the top rating of Unanimous Superior for last Wednesday's performance in Napa as part of the 15th Annual Napa Valley Choral Classic. The panel was made up of three adjudicators (Jo Michael Scheibe, University of Southern California; Jerry Blackstone, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Jing Ling Tam, University of Texas, Arlington) represent some of the top names in collegiate choral music, so their recognition of our students is something to be very proud of. Bravo CHS singers!

     

    Big Sur Families

    This is a message from the Carmel Unified School District for families in Big Sur about school and transportation plans for next week.

     

    The excitement is building about the new trail at Pfeiffer Canyon. We are working out arrangements to accommodate the use of the trail and expect to be able to provide details early next week after we have put the logistics in place. Until then, we will continue the program for students south of the bridge at Post Ranch Monday through Wednesday. We’re wishing everyone a good weekend and look forward to reaching out to you again early next week.

     

    Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our February Students of the Month, nominated by teachers and staff as “Most Creative”: Dean Awamleh, Palmer Bajari, Alex Collins, Quinci Cox, Luke DePalatis, Hope Hanlon, Jaia Linden Engel, Anthony Moreno, Sara Tuck, Josiah Sullivan, Sam Campione, Evan Crane, TJ Sullinger, Nina Patel, Hans Taagen, Olive Maxion, Sienna Anderson, Emma Valdez, Rachel Bagby, Katie Benson, Maisy Bockus, Joaquin Carlson, Nick Haws, Westley Sutton, Mia Pal, Chloe Raymond-Smith, Hannah Altshuler-Hansen, Ashley Laurent, Carlos Zarate, Paige Hartley, Katerina Gontaryuk, Morgan Kirk, Noemi Jun, Rachael Schroeder, Kean Grych.

     

    College and Career Center

    Summer opportunity: The Horizons Technology Scholars Program is a 7-week immersive course that teaches the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship and software development. This fully-funded program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development for five outstanding high school students. Apply online at www.joinhorizons.com/scholarship.

     

    The Carmel Valley Community Youth Center is now accepting applications for summer jobs and community service opportunities. Available jobs include Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, Front Desk Cashier and Facilities Maintenance. Community Service hours can be earned as a Swim Instructor Aide or in Maintenance (gardening, cleaning). Please apply online at cvcyc.org/employment by April 15th.

     

    Activities/ASB

    A message from student leadership and our Activities Director, Aubrey Powers – This week we are hosting Kindness Week. Josh Drean, will be our speaker on Monday, March 27th to kick off the week. We are excited to hear his powerful message focusing on empathy, resiliency, and personal potential. Mr. Padre is a talent, poise, and fitness competition for CHS boys. The event is Friday, March 31st at 7:00 pm in the theater. The winner will get a free ticket to Prom.  Just a reminder, Prom is Saturday, April 22nd at the Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Tickets are $120 including transportation and dinner.

     

    Community Service

    In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their senior year. We also expect students to show progress toward that requirement by completing 15 hours a year. We strongly believe in encouraging our students to find something that is meaningful to them and that they have a sincere desire to support through their service. Our daily bulletin commonly lists opportunities for students and here is a current sampling of that posting:

    • The Extended Learning Center ELC at Carmel Middle School is now back up and running Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm -5:30pm. This program offers a great opportunity to High School students who are interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with younger students and earning Community Service. See Manuela Di Gregorio in the CMS cafeteria after school if you would like to help out.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents

    • 3/28/17           MPC Math/ELA Assessment Tests          
    • 4/7/17             Sober Grad Minute Party at break
    • 4/7/17             Last day to withdraw from the Senior Trip (partial refund will be given)
    • 4/7/17             Cap and Gown Distribution. Graduation supply distribution (announcements etc.)            
    • 4/22/17           Prom (Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz). All participants must ride the bus! 
    • 5/1- 5/12/17   AP Test Window
    • 5/5/17             Community Service and Swim Test must be completed
    • 5/12/17           Community Service and Swim test Deadline for Senior trip
    • 5/18-5/19/17 Senior Grad Night Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22/17           Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/24-5/31       Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1/17   Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic 

                          equipment, and clear fees and fines

    • 6/1/17             Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17             Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad

     

    For any questions related to College and Career Center activities, please contact Patricia Hunt phunt@carmelunified.org

     

    Happenings and Info 

    • Mock Trial State Championships in Riverside - March 23-27
    • Kindness Week sponsored by CHS ASB – March 27th – 31st
    • CUSD Band Festival – Sunset Center @ 7:00 p.m. March 28th
    • Robotics competing at San Jose State – March 29th – April 1st
    • Mr. Padre Competition – March 31st in the Theater
    • CUSD Strings Festival April 5th 7:00 p.m.
    • Padre Parents Meeting April 6th at 8:00 a.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • Spring Break – no school April 10th – 14th  … return on Monday, April 17th
    • CAASPP Math Testing April 18th – 21st
    • Rotary Top 100 Dinner April 18th
    • Prom April 22nd – Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz
    • CHS Spring Music Concert 7:00 p.m.
    • AP Testing May 1st through the 12th
    • Open House/Empty Bowls 6:00 p.m. May 10th (Please note: The date for the CHS Open House this year was moved from May 11th to Wednesday May 10th)
    • CHS Dance Show May 11th and 12th
    • Minimum Day Staff Development May 12th
    • CAASPP ELA Testing May 15th – 19th
    • CMS/CHS Jazz Festival May 17th
    • Singer Songwriter Show May 19th 7:00 p.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • VAPA Awards Night May 23rd CHS Theater
    • CHS Film Festival May 24th CHS Theater
    • Finals Schedules May 30th – June 2nd
    • Graduation/Last Day of School June 2nd

     

    Have a wonderful weekend! Rick Lopez, CHS Principal

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  • 3-17-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 3/17/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    * When at all possible please make medical and dental appointments for your student(s) before or after school.  Missing one or more classes puts a strain on students and teachers. Thank you for considering this next time your student needs to make an appointment.

     

    Career Day

    Nearly 120 adults came on campus this past Tuesday to talk about their careers and their path to their careers. All of our students selected three sessions that interested them and then attended on Tuesday morning. It was wonderful to see so many folks commit time to our students and give insight into where they may want to go in their future. Thank you to Patricia Hunt and Diana Vita for organizing this tremendous event.

    THANK YOU to the following Career Day  speakers: Jill Airola, Sierra Alvarez, Joe Ange, Valerie  Arias, Randy Berlin, Stanley Berrin, Terri Bilbro, Nicole Bryant Stevens, Daniels Bursch, Beth Buzza, Lauren Capano, Taylor Catherwood, Iljin Cho, Thomas Christenson, Jeff Clark, Leslie Cooley, Jen Cosmas, Jose Del Rio, Vanessa Diamond, Christine DiLullo, Shannon Dunne Gamble, Nick Elliott, John Ellison, Lannis Enriques, Nile Estep, Brooke Ewoldsen, Renee Flanders, Erin Fogg, Trevor Fogg, Casey Frazier, John Glante, Raymond Gamach, Gregory Gamble, C.J. Gamble, Erin Gamble, Maria Giannini, Lendy Haisley, Sarah Halbrend, Benjamin Hammond, Kai Harper, Sara Hartesveldt, Larry Hayes, Stevie Heger, Christina Herzog, Brooke Holmquist, Lexie Hunt, Todd Hunt, Emily Hunt, Grayson Huston,  Micheal Jayco, Adam Jeselnick, Glenn Johnson, Michelle Johnson, Alexandra Keller, Alexander Kim, Chad King,  Jeff Klein, Lauren Krohmer, Becky Lewis, Casey Lucius, Hayden Maccagno, Colin Matheson, Logan McCollum, Paul Michel, Sabrina Miller, Cheryl Moore, Travis Moran, Elizabeth Muncie, Thuy Nguyen, Jake Odello, Hiromi Ozawa, Kelli Palshaw, Kalinda Panholzer, Gaudenz Panholzer, Russell Peavey, Don Perrry, Bryn Phillips, Brooke Picone, Gracie Poletti, Greg Poo, Matthew Rankin, Chritine Reed, Alex Richardson, Gretchen Romani, Autumn Rossi, Jennifer Rudolph, Steven Russell, Allyson Ryan, Skyler Scarlett, Brittany Scarlett Torres, Kelly Sheehan, Mark Shelly, Ryan Silapan, Laird Small, Alexa Smith, Kelly Sorenson, Chad Spooner, Cal Stamenov, Zac Staples, Doug Steiny, Romy Taormina, Paul Tomasi, Bernard Trainor, Catey Trennor, Lori Tuttle, Jennifer Valdex, Alan Valdez, Zach Weston, West Whittaker, Kimberly White, John White, Mitch Winick, Bryan Winterstein, Gina Wolcott, Sarah Wood and Mollie Wooden.

     

    CHS Musical

    Last night I went to our drama department’s performance of the spring musical and it was fantastic! What a wonderful performance made even more amazing when you realize our students are performing all of the acting/singing parts, playing live music from the orchestra pit, doing all of the stage work, and running the lights and sound. It is truly a wonderful collaboration managed and coordinated by our amazing drama teacher - great work Gracie Poletti! Starring in the musical are Alex Poletti, Claire Rice, Gunnar Cumming, Ashley Reed, Joe Johnson, Jeremiah Lamph, and Morgan Kirk. The last two chances to see the spring musical, “SHE LOVES ME!” is tonight and/or Saturday at 7pm. Tickets are available at the door. Adults $15, Students $10, and students with an ASB card $5. Don’t miss out on your chance to see Carmel High’s amazing talented students in this fun and amusing production.

     

    CHS Art

    Congratulations to our Carmel High student artists on their fantastic showing in the Seaside Youth Art Competitive, the largest middle and high school art competition in Monterey County. First place awards were earned by Salvador Perez, Paige Hartley and Hannah Altshuler-Hansen. Second place awards went to Michelle Foley, Grace Liang, Cody Patch and Anna Buzan. Grace Heidtke and Westley Sutton received 3rd place awards, with Honorable Mentions going to Annalisa Olson, Carter Whitaker and Ronan Doskey-Mulvaney.

     

    CHS Music

    Mark your calendar to attend the District Band Festival coming up on Tuesday, March 28th (Sunset Center at 7:00 p.m). Our elementary, middle and high school band students are preparing for a beautiful District Band Festival to showcase their talents. The CUSD Music Boosters will host a cookie reception in the lobby after the show and are looking for volunteers who will provide cookies. You may sign up at the following link:

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F44ABA62DA31-cusd5 

     

    Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our January Students of the Month, nominated as “Most Responsible” by teachers and staff: Luke Melcher, Angie Valdez-Escobedo, Duda Sant 'Anna, Ethan Sippel, Alex Collins, Henry Esparza, Sophia Supica, Mercedes Thompson, Jenna Fenstermaker, Carlos Robles, Carlos Zarate Garcia, Sophia Supica, Nina Franklin, Chase McCrystal, Jack Cordell, Marcus Lo, Kristin Houpt, Kimiya Yavari, Sara Phillips, Erik Avelino, Megan Kou, Quinn Spooner, Christian Gebhardt, Matt Small, Zoe Patterson, Madie Brodsley, Melissa Pavloff, Taylor Desmond, Asha Johnston, Ryan Stannard, Athen Martinez, Adriana Vargas, Emily Bahu, Athena Peterson, Ella Fenstermaker, Michelle Foley, Paul Krayniy, Madeleine Fontenay, Abby Lambert, Madi Brothers, Kevin Kamm, Maylin Heidtke.

     

    College and Career Center

    Summer opportunity: The Horizons Technology Scholars Program is a 7-week immersive course that teaches the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship and software development. This fully-funded program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development for five outstanding high school students. Apply online at www.joinhorizons.com/scholarship.

     

    Padre Parents

    Thank you Padre Parents for sponsoring an ice-cream treat for almost 700 students on Wednesday during lunch to congratulate them on their amazing academic excellence. Great work CHS students and special thanks to the organizers of the event -- Alison Bockus, Kimberley Whittaker, Susan Abrahams, and Pamela Campione.

     

    Senior Minute Party - Thank you to the following parent volunteers who helped put on a very green, shamrock-filled senior minute party today. The seniors LOVED the green bagels! Sandra Staples, Laura Shirk, Kelli Harris, Kathy Giammanco, Lisa Morgan, Murial Lin, Kimberley White, Beth Buzza, Susan Abrahans, and  Ann Watson, thank you for your time!  Remember – the minute parties are leading up to what we hope to be 100% attendance of our graduates at Sober Grad Night.

     

    Activities/ASB

    A message from student leadership and our Activities Director, Aubrey Powers -- Mr. Padre is a talent, poise, and fitness competition for CHS boys. The event is Friday, March 31st at 7:00 pm in the theater. The winner will get a free ticket to Prom. The Prom Expo is just around the corner and will be held Friday, March 17th at CHS at lunchtime. We are excited to host local vendors to give information to students on tuxedo rentals, dress and accessory retailers, flowers, and professionals in hair, make up, and tanning. We are also holding a raffle of great prizes to get students excited to prepare for Prom. Just a reminder, Prom is Saturday, April 22nd at the Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Tickets are $120 including transportation and dinner. At the end of the month we are hosting Kindness Week. Josh Drean, will be our speaker on Monday, March 27th to kick off the week. We are excited to hear his powerful message focusing on empathy, resiliency, and personal potential. 

     

    Community Service

    In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their senior year. We also expect students to show progress toward that requirement by completing 15 hours a year. We strongly believe in encouraging our students to find something that is meaningful to them and that they have a sincere desire to support through their service. Our daily bulletin commonly lists opportunities for students and here is a current sampling of that posting:

    • The Monterey Tribe Lacrosse Club is looking for volunteers to help at their annual Tribe Day on Sunday, March 19th at CHS. They need students to help with concessions, run games as well as cleaning up at the end of the day. Please contact Kate Gallaway if you are interested. at 831-917-9045 or email kategallaway85@gmail.com
    • The Extended Learning Center ELC at Carmel Middle School is now back up and running Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm -5:30pm. This program offers a great opportunity to High School students who are interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with younger students and earning Community Service. See Manuela Di Gregorio in the CMS cafeteria after school if you would like to help out.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents

    • 3/28/17            MPC Math/ELA Assessment Tests   
    • 4/7/17              Sober Grad Minute Party at break
    • 4/7/17              Last day to withdraw from the Senior Trip (partial refund will be given)
    • 4/7/17              Cap and Gown Distribution. Graduation supply distribution (announcements etc.)            
    • 4/22/17            Prom (Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz). All participants must ride the bus! 
    • 5/1- 5/12/17    AP Test Window
    • 5/5/17              Community Service and Swim Test must be completed
    • 5/12/17            Community Service and Swim test Deadline for Senior trip
    • 5/18-5/19/17   Senior Grad Night Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22/17            Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/24-5/31         Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1/17    Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic equipment, and clear fees and fines
    • 6/1/17              Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17              Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad

    For any questions related to College and Career Center activities, please contact Patricia Hunt phunt@carmelunified.org

     

    Happenings and Info 

    • AVID Field Trip to UC Santa Cruz – Monday, March 20th
    • Choir to Napa Valley High School – March 21st and 22nd
    • Mock Trial State Championships in Riverside - March 23-27
    • Kindness Week sponsored by CHS ASB – March 27th – 31st
    • CUSD Band Festival – Sunset Center @ 7:00 p.m. March 28th
    • Robotics competing at San Jose State – March 29th – April 1st
    • Mr. Padre Competition – March 31st in the Theater
    • CUSD Strings Festival April 5th 7:00 p.m.
    • Padre Parents Meeting April 6th at 8:00 a.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • Spring Break – no school April 10th – 14th  … return on Monday, April 17th
    • CAASPP Math Testing April 18th – 21st
    • Rotary Top 100 Dinner April 18th
    • Prom April 22nd – Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz
    • CHS Spring Music Concert 7:00 p.m.
    • AP Testing May 1st through the 12th
    • Open House/Empty Bowls 6:00 p.m. May 10th (Please note: The date for the CHS Open House this year was moved from May 11th to Wednesday May 10th)
    • CHS Dance Show May 11th and 12th
    • Minimum Day Staff Development May 12th
    • CAASPP ELA Testing May 15th – 19th
    • CMS/CHS Jazz Festival May 17th
    • Singer Songwriter Show May 19th 7:00 p.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • VAPA Awards Night May 23rd CHS Theater
    • CHS Film Festival May 24th CHS Theater
    • Finals Schedules May 30th – June 2nd
    • Graduation/Last Day of School June 2nd

    Have a wonderful weekend! Rick Lopez, CHS Principal

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  • 3-10-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 3/10/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    Morning Drop-Off

    Drivers in the morning who use the Carmel Hills Drive Frontage Road to drop off their students, please exercise caution since Monterey Engineering has been active with their machinery during this time.  We have asked them to not be active during the hours between 7am-8am, but that may not always be possible for them.  

     

    Career Day - Students Park at CMS

    The main parking lot at CHS will be unavailable to students on Tuesday March 14th in the morning, as we have 120 guests coming to our campus for Career Day. Parking at CMS and busing from CMS to the high school has been arranged. Seniors are asked to arrive at CMS as early as possible - preferably by 7:15am to avoid the worst of the traffic. Buses will bring students up to school and will take them back to pick up their cars at lunch. There will be Reds donuts for all students that carpool to CMS and ride the bus to CHS on Tuesday. Thank you for your cooperation.

     

    Activities/ASB

    A message from student leadership and our Activities Director, Aubrey Powers -- Mr. Padre is a talent, poise, and fitness competition for CHS boys. The event is Friday, March 31st at 7:00 pm in the theater. The winner will get a free ticket to Prom. The Prom Expo is just around the corner and will be held Friday, March 17th at CHS at lunchtime. We are excited to host local vendors to give information to students on tuxedo rentals, dress and accessory retailers, flowers, and professionals in hair, make up, and tanning. We are also holding a raffle of great prizes to get students excited to prepare for Prom. Just a reminder, Prom is Saturday, April 22nd at the Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Tickets are $120 including transportation and dinner. At the end of the month we are hosting Kindness Week. Josh Drean, will be our speaker on Monday, March 27th to kick off the week. We are excited to hear his powerful message focusing on empathy, resiliency, and personal potential. 

     

    CHS Student to Receive the KSBW Jefferson Award

    Carmel High School senior Caroline Mierzwa has been selected as a KSBW Jefferson Award recipient for her work with Family House in San Francisco and inspiring others to help their community. This year Caroline has worked with the campus club, This Club Saves Lives, and organized a freshmen toiletry drive and welcome bags for Family House. Family House is a place where families can stay while their child is going through treatment at UCSF Children’s Hospital. The CHS freshmen collected over 3,000 toiletries in October and the club created 100 Welcome Bags in February. All items have been delivered to Family House and have already started making a difference in the lives of the families there. Caroline will be celebrated with the Jefferson Award at a ceremony in April, you can also look for a segment about her work on KSBW in April. Below is a link to an article about Caroline’s impact on the WE website.

    https://www.trackyourimpact.com/blog/2017/02/23/teenager-turns-tragedy-opportunity-better-lives-others/

     

    College and Career Center

    Applications are available for the Mark Stefan Memorial Scholarship. This $5,000 merit-based scholarship honors the memory of Mr. Mark Stefan, a former science teacher at Carmel High. Seniors intending to major in science or engineering should submit their applications no later than March 17th.

     

    Summer opportunity: The Horizons Technology Scholars Program is a 7-week immersive course that teaches the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship and software development. This fully-funded program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development for five outstanding high school students. Apply online at www.joinhorizons.com/scholarship.

     

    Peru Trip

    For those interested in traveling to Peru in the summer of 2018, registration is currently open. Sixteen travelers have now registered for the (non-school sponsored) trip. See the attached itinerary and contact Tricia Bean tbean@carmelunified.org for more information.

    https://enrollment.forumlanguageexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/10d-Peru-Tradicional-Itinerary.pdf

     

    Community Service

    In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their senior year. We also expect students to show progress toward that requirement by completing 15 hours a year. We strongly believe in encouraging our students to find something that is meaningful to them and that they have a sincere desire to support through their service. Our daily bulletin commonly lists opportunities for students and here is a current sampling of that posting:

    • MEarth will be hosting two upcoming native plant restorations. During the restoration volunteers will be pulling invasive species as well as planting native plants. Snacks, instruction and tools provided. There will be a restoration at Carmel Beach on Saturday March 4 from 10-12pm and on Saturday March 11 at Mission Trails from 10- 12pm. Please rsvp to sign up by emailing MEarth's volunteer coordinator, Melissa Lopez, at melissa@mearthcarmel.org.
    • The Extended Learning Center ELC at Carmel Middle School is now back up and running Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm -5:30pm. This program offers a great opportunity to High School students who are interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with younger students and earning Community Service. See Manuela Di Gregorio in the CMS cafeteria after school if you would like to help out.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents

    • 3/14/17           Seniors park at CMS and ride bus up to CHS in the morning.
    • 3/17/17           Sober Grad Minute Party at break
    • 3/17/17           Prom Expo at lunchtime.
    • 3/17/17           Balance owed on Senior Trip is due. Last day to sign up for the senior trip – full payment required ($225)
    • 3/28/17           MPC Math/ELA Assessment Tests          
    • 4/7/17             Sober Grad Minute Party at break
    • 4/7/17             Last day to withdraw from the Senior Trip (partial refund will be given)
    • 4/7/17             Cap and Gown Distribution. Graduation supply distribution (announcements etc.)           
    • 4/22/17           Prom (Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz). All participants must ride the bus! 
    • 5/1- 5/12/17   AP Test Window
    • 5/5/17             Community Service and Swim Test must be completed
    • 5/12/17           Community Service and Swim test Deadline for Senior trip
    • 5/18-5/19/17  Senior Grad Night Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22/17           Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/24-5/31        Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1/17   Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic equipment,and clear fees and fines
    • 6/1/17             Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17             Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad

    For any questions related to College and Career Center activities, please contact Patricia Hunt phunt@carmelunified.org

     

    Happenings and Info 

    • Time Change! Sunday March 12th Spring forward 1 hour.
    • CHS Main Parking lot unavailable to students in the morning.Students at CMS and ride bus up to CHS in the morning- March 14th
    • Robotics competing at St. Ignatius HS in San Francisco – March 8th – 11th
    • Drama Dept. Musical – March 9th-12th & 16th – 18th
    • Career Day – Tuesday, March 14th
    • AVID Field Trip to UC Santa Cruz – Monday, March 20th
    • Choir to Napa Valley High School – March 21st and 22nd
    • March 23-27 – Mock Trial State Championships in Riverside
    • Boy Scouts of America is hosting “A Trip Down Reality Road: Your Path to Success”. This event will be on March 25th from 9:00am-4:30pm at Mission College in Santa Clara. Participants will learn necessary tools & skills to make a successful transition from high school into real-world endeavors. This event will allow the youth to experience mock interviews, a session on resume writing, a money management course and more! To register please visit: http://bit.ly/RealityRoad17
    • Kindness Week sponsored by CHS ASB – March 27th – 31st
    • Robotics competing at San Jose State – March 29th – April 1st
    • Mr. Padre Competition – March 31st in the Theater
    • CUSD Strings Festival April 5th 7:00 p.m.
    • Padre Parents Meeting April 6th at 8:00 a.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • Spring Break – no school April 10th – 14th  … return on Monday, April 17th
    • CAASP Math Testing April 18th – 21st
    • Rotary Top 100 Dinner April 18th
    • Prom April 22nd – Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz
    • CHS Spring Music Concert 7:00 p.m.
    • AP Testing May 1st through the 12th
    • Open House/Empty Bowls 6:00 p.m. May 10th (Please note: The date for the CHS Open House this year was moved from May 11th to Wednesday May 10th)
    • CHS Dance Show May 11th and 12th
    • Minimum Day Staff Development May 12th
    • CAASP ELA Testing May 15th – 19th
    • CMS/CHS Jazz Festival May 17th
    • Singer Songwriter Show May 19th 7:00 p.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • VAPA Awards Night May 23rd CHS Theater
    • CHS Film Festival May 24th CHS Theater
    • Finals Schedules May 30th – June 2nd
    • Graduation/Last Day of School June 2nd

     

    Have a wonderful weekend! Rick Lopez, CHS Principal

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  • 3-3-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 3/3/2017

    Hello Parents,

    CHS Music

    Next Thursday night, 3/9 at 7:00 pm at Sunset Center, students from throughout the District will be performing together for this year’s Choral Festival. This is a once a year event that you do not want to miss! Come on out and see and hear our kids from elementary through high school, showcase their talents.

    The CUSD Music Boosters will host a cookie reception in the lobby after the show. They are looking for volunteers who will provide cookies. You may sign up on the following link:

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F44ABA62DA31-cusd4

    Thank you, and see you at the show!

     

    CHS Performing Arts

    Please plan to join us for one the performances of the Carmel High School Spring Musical SHE LOVES ME. She loves me is a wonderful musical comedy with a soaring score!

    Here are the show times:

    Friday       March 10th at 7pm  OPENING NIGHT

    Saturday   March 11th at 7pm

    Sunday     March 12th at 2pm   MATINEE

    Thursday  March 16 at 7pm

    Friday       March 17th at 7pm  

    Saturday  March 18th at 7pm

     

    CHS Athletics

    Many students choose to participate on our many sports teams and here are some highlights from Winter Sports. We had a total 163 student-athletes who finished their season with the following results:

    • Both boys & girls basketball teams took 2nd in MTAL and qualified CCS playoffs
    • Boys Soccer took 3rd place in MTAL and played in CCS playoffs
    • Girls Soccer was MTAL runner up and played in CCS Playoffs with 7 MTAL all-stars this year!
    • Wrestling had 2 CCS qualifiers and 2 Alternates.

    Carmel Athletes and Coaches thank you for the many contributions made by you, our tremendous parents, and the many accomplishments of our student-athletes. Go Padres!

     

    Model UN

    Best of luck to our Model UN Team, they left today for UC Berkeley to compete this weekend. Good Luck to the following students: Jack Connolly, David Cordier, Ryan Lin, Ivan Davidek, William Tucker, Christian Arnold, Julia Sudol, Chris Chung, Hailey Rowe, Berkeley Kendrick, Jessica DiLullo, West Whittaker, Parker White, Connor Suess, Maisy Bockus, Madison Bockus, Leo Gonzales-Smith, and Adriana Flores. Also, a big thank you goes out to our wonderful teacher/advisors Michele Pollock and Adriana Giacomelli. If you would like more information about the Model United Nations competition please visit the following website - http://www.bmun.org/

     

    Activities/ASB

    A message from student leadership and our Activities Director, Aubrey Powers –

    • This Monday, March 6th is National Oreo Cookie Day! Students who wear black and white can get cookies and milk at break and play cookie games at lunch. 
    • This Tuesday, there will be a Mr. Padre information meeting for junior and senior boys. Mr. Padre is a talent, poise, and fitness competition for CHS boys. The event is Friday, March 31st at 7:00 pm in the theater. Applications are due Friday, March 10th. The winner will get a free ticket to Prom. 
    • The Prom Expo is just around the corner.  It will be held Friday, March 17th at CHS at lunch. We are excited to host local vendors to give information to students on tuxedo rentals, dress and accessory retailers, flowers, and professionals in hair, make up, and tanning. We are also holding a raffle of great prizes to get students excited to prepare for Prom. 
    • Just a reminder, Promis Saturday, April 22nd at the Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Tickets are $120 including transportation and dinner. 
    • At the end of the month we are hosting Kindness Week. Josh Drean, will be our speaker on Monday, March 27th to kick off the week. We are excited to hear his powerful message focusing on empathy, resiliency, and personal potential. 

     

    From the office of Mr. Tuana – Assistant Principal

    Hello Parents, I just want to make you aware of some of the latest information with regard to Vape Pens. Vape Pens (aka e-cigarettes) are evolving and are harder to recognize. They can come in different forms, ranging from a device that looks like a memory device that connects to and charges on your computer, to taking the form of a simple wristband.  A popular vape pen we have heard of is JUUL. Please also recognize that if a student has a gift card, they are able to purchase items online. There are many different flavors, and differ in many ways, including - from containing only trace amounts of nicotine to much higher percentages of nicotine. Marijuana wax can also be used. Please know that we consider Vape Pens as drug paraphernalia, and school consequences will apply if a student brings them on campus. Click here for two pictures of JUUL vape pens.

     

    College and Career Center

    Applications are available for the Mark Stefan Memorial Scholarship. This $5,000 merit-based scholarship honors the memory of Mr. Mark Stefan, a former science teacher at Carmel High. Seniors intending to major in science or engineering should submit their applications no later than March 17th.

    We will be hosting the MPC application workshop next Tuesday, March 7th at 8:45 (2nd period) for all seniors that plan to attend MPC in the fall. We expect this to take about an hour. We have also scheduled the MPC Math and English assessments for Tues. March 28th. Seniors will report to the Library at 8:45 and the assessments are expected to last about three hours.

    Summer opportunity: The Horizons Technology Scholars Program is a 7-week immersive course that teaches the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship and software development. This fully-funded program provides immersive software engineering and web/mobile development for five outstanding high school students. Apply online at www.joinhorizons.com/scholarship.

     

    Padre Parent News Senior Minute Party

    *Wed March 8th at 6:00 p.m. - Sober Grad Parent Meeting - CHS Library

    Sober Grad Night’s Rummage Sale is tomorrow!

    Day and Time: The rummage sale will take place on Saturday, March 4, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm

    When items will be accepted: Sellable items will be accepted on Friday, March 3, 2017. Drop-off times are 8:30am until 2:30pm and then again from 3:30pm until 6:00pm.We will also accept items delivered early on Saturday, March 4th. If you need special arrangements, please contact Tami Cumming at 831-578-2299.

    Where: Carmel High School Performing Arts Theater 

    Cash Donation Option: If you don’t have any items for sale, please consider a cash donation towards CHS Sober Grad Night. This is always appreciated and will go directly to benefit the Senior Class of 2017. For convenience, we accept PayPal. We also welcome you stop by in person the day of the Rummage Sale as we will accept all donations, both cash and checks. For more information, please click on the link to CHS Sober Grad Night’s Fundraiser Page.

    Thank you, Carmel High Sober Grad Committee 2017

     

    The Sandpiper Newspaper

    Dear Readers,

    The March issue of the Carmel Sandpiper documents a social phenomenon that has come to define our generation: social media. This issue features a number of teen social media-related stories, from sexting to catfishing, in addition to student perspectives on these topics.

    There is no shortage of political news, as this issue investigates new immigration policies and their effects on the CHS community and President Trump’s Twitter presence.

     Read more about the drought, or lack thereof, in our Science & Nature section along with ocean safety tips for the rugged Monterey Peninsula.


    This issue also features sports coverage with stories about Carmel High's new softball coach and an update on recent chlorination problems in the CHS pool. Catch the latest in film with reviews on "The Great Wall" and "A Dog’s Purpose."

     Download the complete Sandpiper as a PDF at www.carmelunified.org/Page/4103.

     We hope with all our hearts you enjoy this issue!

    Anna Gumberg & Melissa Pavloff

    Editors-in-Chief, The Carmel Sandpiper

     

    Peru Trip

    For those interested in traveling to Peru in the summer of 2018, registration is currently open. Sixteen travelers have now registered for the (non-school sponsored) trip. See the attached itinerary and contact Tricia Bean tbean@carmelunified.org for more information.

    https://enrollment.forumlanguageexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/10d-Peru-Tradicional-Itinerary.pdf

     

    Community Service

    In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their senior year. We also expect students to show progress toward that requirement by completing 15 hours a year. We strongly believe in encouraging our students to find something that is meaningful to them and that they have a sincere desire to support through their service. Our daily bulletin commonly lists opportunities for students and here is a current sampling of that posting:

    • National Steinbeck Center for the Day of Writing is on Monday, March 6th and they are looking for CHS students to type essays written by middle school students after the Day of Writing. Contact Amy Thomas at the Steinbeck Center amy@steinbeck.org if you would like to help out.
    • MEarth will be hosting two upcoming native plant restorations. During the restoration volunteers will be pulling invasive species as well as planting native plants. Snacks, instruction and tools provided. There will be a restoration at Carmel Beach on Sat March 4 from 10-12pm and on Sat March 11 at Mission Trails from 10- 12pm. Please rsvp to sign up by emailing MEarth's volunteer coordinator, Melissa Lopez, at melissa@mearthcarmel.org.
    • The Extended Learning Center ELC at Carmel Middle School is now back up and running Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm -5:30pm. This program offers a great opportunity to High School students who are interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with younger students and earning Community Service. See Manuela Di Gregorio in the CMS cafeteria after school if you would like to help out.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents

    • 3/7/17              MPC Application Workshop
    • 3/17/17            Sober Grad Minute Party at break
    • 3/17/17            Balance owed on Senior Trip is due. Last day to sign up for thesenior trip – full payment required                             ($225)
    • 3/28/17            MPC Math/ELA Assessment Tests   
    • 4/7/17              Sober Grad Minute Party at break
    • 4/7/17              Last day to withdraw from the Senior Trip (partial refund will be given)
    • 4/7/17              Cap and Gown Distribution. Graduation supply distribution (announcements etc.)            
    • 4/22/17            Prom (Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz). All participants must ride the bus! 
    • 5/1- 5/12/17     AP Test Window
    • 5/5/17              Community Service and Swim Test must be completed
    • 5/12/17            Community Service and Swim test Deadline for Senior trip
    • 5/18-5/19/17    Senior Grad Night Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22/17            Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/24-5/31         Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1/17     Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic equipment,and clear fees and fines
    • 6/1/17              Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17              Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad

    For any questions related to College and Career Center activities, please contact Patricia Hunt phunt@carmelunified.org

     

    Happenings and Info 

    • Starting January 2, 2017 students will have to check and communicate through the cusd.me email account.
    • Students - do not park on Morse between Highway 1 and Flanders during the hours of 7am - 12 pm, if you do your car may be towed.
    • AVID College visits (10th and 11th grades) – So Cal March 2nd – 4th
    • Model UN at Berkeley – March 3rd - 5th
    • Sober Grad Rummage Sale – Theater, Saturday, March 4th 9:00 a.m.
    • Sober Grad Parent meeting – CHS Library 6:00 p.m.
    • Robotics competing at St. Ignatius HS in San Francisco – March 8th – 11th
    • Drama Dept. Musical – March 10th-12th & 16th – 18th See CHS Website Calendar for times. www.carmelhigh.org
    • Career Day – Tuesday, March 14th
    • AVID Field Trip to UC Santa Cruz – Monday, March 20th
    • Choir to Napa Valley High School – March 21st and 22nd
    • March 23-27 – Mock Trial State Championships in Riverside
    • Boy Scouts of America is hosting “A Trip Down Reality Road: Your Path to Success”. This event will be on March 25th from 9:00am-4:30pm at Mission College in Santa Clara. Participants will learn necessary tools & skills to make a successful transition from high school into real-world endeavors. This event will allow the youth to experience mock interviews, a session on resume writing, a money management course and more! To register please visit: http://bit.ly/RealityRoad17
    • Kindness Week sponsored by CHS ASB – March 27th – 31st
    • Robotics competing at San Jose State – March 29th – April 1st
    • Mr. Padre Competition – March 31st in the Theater
    • CUSD Strings Festival April 5th 7:00 p.m.
    • Padre Parents Meeting April 6th at 8:00 a.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • Spring Break – no school April 10th – 14th  … return on Monday, April 17th
    • CAASP Math Testing April 18th – 21st
    • Rotary Top 100 Dinner April 18th
    • Prom April 22nd – Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz
    • CHS Spring Music Concert 7:00 p.m.
    • AP Testing May 1st through the 12th
    • Open House/Empty Bowls 6:00 p.m. May 10th (Please note: The date for the CHS Open House this year was moved from May 11th to Wednesday May 10th)
    • CHS Dance Show May 11th and 12th
    • Minimum Day Staff Development May 12th
    • CAASP ELA Testing May 15th – 19th
    • CMS/CHS Jazz Festival May 17th
    • Singer Songwriter Show May 19th 7:00 p.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • VAPA Awards Night May 23rd CHS Theater
    • CHS Film Festival May 24th CHS Theater
    • Finals Schedules May 30th – June 2nd
    • Graduation/Last Day of School June 2nd

    Have a wonderful weekend! Rick Lopez, CHS Principal

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  • 2-17-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 2/17/2017

    Hello Parents,

    ** Everyone be safe out there, today has been a blustery day. Most CHS sports practices have been canceled and the only sporting activities that are proceeding as scheduled (at the time of me writing this - 2:30 pm) are girls’ basketball going to Greenfield and boys’ basketball at home vs Greenfield.

    CHS Mock Trial

    Congratulations to the mock trial team on their successful title defense in the Monterey County Tournament this past weekend. The team went undefeated and knocked off PG in the final. Trial team members include Mindy Morgan, Anna Gumberg, Madeleine Fontenay, Sara Phillips, Rachael Schroeder, Alex Poletti, Teejan Saddy, Becca Goren, Megan Kou, TJ Sullinger, and Julia Sudol. Kevin Kamm and Sophia Linnevers placed first and second respectively in the courtroom artist competition, and Joyce Doherty and Melissa Pavloff placed first and second respectively in the courtroom journalism competition. Alex Poletti, Mindy Morgan, Sara Phillips, Rachael Schroeder, and Megan Kou each won individual awards as well.

     

    End Cyberbullying Event

    CUSD, PGUSD, and MPUSD are excited to announce an upcoming event for students, educators and parents called "Unifying to End Cyber Bullying: A Forum to Empower Students To Create A Positive School Culture."  The event will be held at the CHS Theater on March 1st at 6:15 p.m.  It will be facilitated by nationally acclaimed speaker and comedian Michael Pritchard and will highlight the story of Lizzie Velasquez - the inspiring journey of 26 year old, 58 pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist.  Mr. Pritchard is a much sought after speaker who will engage the audience with the goal of helping us build "Up-stander" citizens in our schools and communities. We hope to see you there. Please see the attached flyer.

     

    CHS Music

    The following talented freshmen are representing CHS at the prestigious ACDA All State Honor Choir. Their 3 days of rehearsals with the finest singers in the state will culminate in a performance tomorrow, Saturday night, in the magnificent St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown San Jose. Congratulations and best of luck to Harrison Herendeen Hill, Jeremiah Lamph and Pascale Montgomery. Additionally, senior Ashley Reed has been accepted into the 2017 Choral Leadership Academy in San Jose which is run concurrently with the All State Honor Ensembles and the California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC). The academy is an intense two day workshop in which she will learn more about the choral conducting craft with other like-minded college and high school singers/students.

     

    College and Career Center

    Attention Seniors -- The Carmel High School Scholarship application is due on the Tuesday after February break. Be sure to upload your scholarship application on Moodle and you must turn in the signed applicant and parent permission page to be considered for a CHS Scholarship. No late applications will be accepted. Other new scholarships include the Carmel Valley Women's Club Foundation Scholarships, the Carmel Heritage Society Essay Contest and the Carmel Valley Kiwanis John Scroggs Scholarships. All are available in the College & Career Center or on the website.

     

    Attention Juniors and Seniors interested in the medical professions: The Arthritis Foundation Summer Science Internship Program (www.summerscienceinternship.kintera.org) places outstanding high school and college students in the world renowned Rheumatology and Immunology Laboratories at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco. The deadline to submit applications for this summer internship is Feb. 25th. For more information see Mrs. Hunt in the College & Career Center.

     

    Are you creative, responsible, enthusiastic, enjoy being around children and working outdoors? If your answer is yes, then Monterey Parks and Recreation has the perfect summer job for you! Applications for Resident and Day Camp Counselors, Playground Leaders, Cooks, and Field Sports Recreation Leaders are now being accepted at the Monterey Recreation office. Applicants need to be 16 years of age or older. For more information go to www.monterey.org/rec or stop by the College & Career Center for a flyer

     

    Padre Parent News Senior Minute Party

    We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the following parent volunteers who helped with the Valentines Day Senior Minute Party on February 14th. Susan Abrahams, Laura Shirk, Beth Buzza, Kristin Augustine, Lisa Mason, Kimberly White, Boryana Griffin, Nancy Lansdowne, Lynn Cordell and Murial Lin. Thank you for your time and effort -- the kids loved it!

     

    Sober Grad Night’s Rummage Sale in the CHS THeater is right around the corner, Saturday March 4th at 9am, and we invite all of you to participate in this fundraiser! All proceeds from this event will benefit Carmel High School’s Sober Grad Night on June 2, 2017 (See attached flier). The Sober Grad Committee is hard at work to raise funds in order for the Senior Class of 2017 to enjoy a truly memorable evening. With your help, we can achieve our fundraising goal of $45,000 so we can continue to host this annual event, a tradition at Carmel High School for over 20 years

    How you can help:

    1. Please consider donating gently used and SELLABLE rummage sale items for our Rummage Sale on March 4, 2017.
    2. Volunteer on March 3rd and 4th. We need a lot of volunteers to help accept, sort, organize and make items ready for sale. We will also need volunteers on the day of the Rummage Sale to assist buyers.
    3. Please contact Boryana Griffin at 831-402-1280or email boryanakgriffin@gmail.comif you would like to volunteer.

    Day and Time: The rummage sale will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm

    When items will be accepted: Sellable items will be accepted on Friday, March 3, 2017. Drop-off times are 8:30am until 2:30pm and then again from 3:30pm until 6:00pm.We will also accept items delivered early on Saturday, March 4th. If you need special arrangements, please contact Tami Cumming at 831-578-2299.

    Where: Carmel High School Performing Arts Theater 

    Cash Donation Option: If you don’t have any items for sale, please consider a cash donation towards CHS Sober Grad Night. This is always appreciated and will go directly to benefit the Senior Class of 2017. For convenience, we accept PayPal. We also welcome you stop by in person the day of the Rummage Sale as we will accept all donations, both cash and checks. For more information, please click on the link to CHS Sober Grad Night’s Fundraiser Page.

     

    Thank you, Carmel High Sober Grad Committee 2017

     

    Community Service

    In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their senior year. We also expect students to show progress toward that requirement by completing 15 hours a year. We strongly believe in encouraging our students to find something that is meaningful to them and that they have a sincere desire to support through their service. Our daily bulletin commonly lists opportunities for students and here is a current sampling of that posting:

    • Hope, Horses & Kids is offering a volunteer training for those interested in learning more about our program. We will offer a session in HHK horse handling and procedures, as well as an overview of our clientele. This is a good opportunity to see if HHK is a good fit for you! This Saturday at 10:00 - rain or shine. 22400 Indiana Springs Rd, Salinas.
    • Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project is seeking motivated volunteers to help restore and preserve some of our most precious habitats in Monterey County. We work with volunteers of all ages and experience-levels to help us plant up to 1,500 plants during a restoration event. Event Dates: Saturday February 18 - 10am-1pm - Planting at CSU Monterey Bay Oak Woodland Restoration Site, Cln. Durham Rd & Lightfighter Rd., Seaside. Saturday February 18 - 10am-1pm - Planting and Dune Restoration at Salinas River State Beach, Potrero Road, Moss Landing. Visit their website for sign-up information.
    • The Carmel River School After School Enrichment drama class is doing a performance of Snow White, and they need volunteers, for rehearsals Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00-4:30 beginning January 19 and going until March 10th and for the evening performances March 3rd and March 10th. To volunteer or for any questions, please contact Stacy Meheen 831-760-0127 or email meheens@gmail.com
    • The Extended Learning Center ELC at Carmel Middle School is now back up and running Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm -5:30pm. This program offers a great opportunity to High School students who are interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with younger students and earning Community Service. See Manuela Di Gregorio in the CMS cafeteria after school if you would like to help out.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents

    • 3/1/17             Senior parent Community College Night –  6:30 CHS Library
    • 3/3/17                         CSF Movie and Pizza Night (see Mrs. Steinberg)
    • 3/7/17             MPC Application Workshop
    • 3/17/17           Sober Grad Minute Party at break
    • 3/17/17           Balance owed on Senior Trip is due. Last day to sign up for the senior trip – full payment required ($225)
    • 3/28/17           MPC Math/ELA Assessment Tests          
    • 4/7/17             Sober Grad Minute Party at break
    • 4/7/17             Last day to withdraw from the Senior Trip (partial refund will be given)
    • 4/7/17                         Cap and Gown Distribution. Graduation supply distribution (announcements etc.)            
    • 4/22/17           Prom (Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz). All participants must ride the bus! 
    • 5/1- 5/12/17   AP Test Window
    • 5/5/17             Community Service and Swim Test must be completed
    • 5/12/17           Community Service and Swim test Deadline for Senior trip
    • 5/18-5/19/17 Senior Grad Night Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22/17           Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/24-5/31       Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1/17   Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic equipment, and clear fees and fines
    • 6/1/17                         Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17                         Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad

     

    Happenings and Info 

    • Starting January 2, 2017 students will have to check and communicate through the cusd.me email account.
    • Students - do not park on Morse between Highway 1 and Flanders during the hours of 7am - 12 pm, if you do your car may be towed.
    • February Break – no school February 20th – 24th … return on Monday, February 27th
    • Padre Parents Meeting – Cafeteria Thursday, March 2nd 8:00 a.m.
    • AVID College visits (10th and 11th grades) – So Cal March 2nd – 4th
    • Model UN at Berkeley – March 3rd - 6th
    • Robotics competing at St. Ignatius HS in San Francisco – March 8th – 11th
    • Sober Grad Rummage Sale – Theater, Saturday, March 4th 9:00 a.m.
    • Drama Dept. Musical – March 9th-12th & 16th – 18th
    • Career Day – Tuesday, March 14th
    • AVID Field Trip to UC Santa Cruz – Monday, March 20th
    • Choir to Napa Valley High School – March 21st and 22nd
    • March 23-27 – Mock Trial State Championships in Riverside
    • Boy Scouts of America is hosting “A Trip Down Reality Road: Your Path to Success”. This event will be on March 25th from 9:00am-4:30pm at Mission College in Santa Clara. Participants will learn necessary tools & skills to make a successful transition from high school into real-world endeavors. This event will allow the youth to experience mock interviews, a session on resume writing, a money management course and more! To register please visit: http://bit.ly/RealityRoad17
    • Kindness Week sponsored by CHS ASB – March 27th – 31st
    • Robotics competing at San Jose State – March 29th – April 1st
    • CUSD Strings Festival April 5th 7:00 p.m.
    • Padre Parents Meeting April 6th at 8:00 a.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • Spring Break – no school April 10th – 14th  … return on Monday, April 17th
    • CAASP Math Testing April 18th – 21st
    • Rotary Top 100 Dinner April 18th
    • Prom April 22nd – Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz
    • CHS Spring Music Concert 7:00 p.m.
    • AP Testing May 1st through the 12th
    • Open House/Empty Bowls 6:00 p.m. May 10th
    • CHS Dance Show May 11th and 12th
    • Minimum Day Staff Development May 12th
    • CAASP ELA Testing May 15th – 19th
    • CMS/CHS Jazz Festival May 17th
    • Singer Songwriter Show May 19th 7:00 p.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • VAPA Awards Night May 23rd CHS Theater
    • CHS Film Festival May 24th CHS Theater
    • Finals Schedules May 30th – June 2nd
    • Graduation/Last Day of School June 2nd

     

    Have a wonderful February Break! Rick Lopez, CHS Principal

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  • 2-10-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 2/10/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    ** This is a friendly reminder for parents who drop students off in the morning, please drop off in front of the school.  Please do not use the ring road (road that circles the back of the campus) as it is reserved for staff and school buses.

     

    CHS Jazz Café Winter Jazz Concert

    Come on out tonight (7:00 p.m.) to the cafeteria and enjoy the sounds of the Jazz Band.

    Appetizers and beverages will be available and admission is free. Come enjoy the band along with vocalists Pascale Montgomery and Ashley Reed, and solos by Noah Kirsch, Parker Spranza, Will Georis and many more!

     

    CHS Athletics

    This past weekend, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Golden Anderson, was named the Northern California recipient of the 2017 Semper Fi Coach of the Year Award. Congratulations Coach Anderson! The award is given by the U.S. Marines Corps to honor high school football coaches who display faithfulness to the mission of their team and exemplify the Marine standard of excellence in developing leaders. It recognizes a high school football coach who lives out the Marine Corps motto: Semper Fidelis ("Always Faithful"), and who models the Marine Corps leadership values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment. The Semper Fi award is not awarded based solely on winning records or championship titles, although Coach Anderson has earned plenty of both. Semper Fi coaches are those who create legacies of intentional leadership. The Semper Fi award is presented as part of an ongoing partnership between the United States Marine Corps and Glazier Clinics, a national football and athletics coaching organization.

     

    College and Career Center

    Are you creative, responsible, enthusiastic, enjoy being around children and working outdoors? If your answer is yes, then Monterey Parks and Recreation has the perfect summer job for you! Applications for Resident and Day Camp Counselors, Playground Leaders, Cooks, and Field Sports Recreation Leaders are now being accepted at the Monterey Recreation office. Applicants need to be 16 years of age or older. For more information go to www.monterey.org/rec or stop by the College & Career Center for a flyer

     

    Attention seniors: The 2017 National Youth Science Camp applications are now open. If you have demonstrated academic excellence in science or math, have excellent leadership ability, and can demonstrate a curiosity and eagerness to explore varied topics, then you should consider applying. Visit applynysc.org for more

     

    Padre Parent News

    Thank you to our wonderful parents who provided another outstanding appreciation brunch for the CHS faculty and staff today. You always treat us to a wonderful spread and you are tremendously appreciated. Special thanks to the following folks who made today happen (and please accept my apologies if you contributed but I failed to identify you, or if your name is misspelled): Amy Arnold, Elizabeth Bishop, Mariangela Bisi, Nancy Cook, Sherrill Cruz, Alicia Doherty, Alexia Galakatos, Dana Gove, Kate Hardy, Francisca Haws, Shannon James, JoLynn Johnsson, Kim Jones, Harry Khani, Bobe Kirsch, Judy Lee, Susan Lobo, Elissa McLaurin, Jill Movahedi, Kim Murray, Sarah Myers, Teresa Niccum, David Picus, Allison Porch, Christine Reed, Patty Small, Chiuyen Tao, Susan Abrahams, Kimberly Whitaker, and Alison Bockus.

     

    Sober Grad Night’s Rummage Sale is right around the corner on Saturday March 4th. We invite all of you to participate in this fundraiser! All proceeds from this event will benefit Carmel High School’s Sober Grad Night on June 2, 2017 (See attached flier). The Sober Grad Committee is hard at work to raise funds in order for the Senior Class of 2017 to enjoy a truly memorable evening. With your help, we can achieve our fundraising goal of $45,000 so we can continue to host this annual event, a tradition at Carmel High School for over 20 years

     

    How you can help:

    1. Please consider donating gently used and SELLABLE rummage sale items for our Rummage Sale on March 4, 2017.
    2. Volunteer on March 3rd and 4th. We need a lot of volunteers to help accept, sort, organize and make items ready for sale. We will also need volunteers on the day of the Rummage Sale to assist buyers.
    3. Please contact Boryana Griffin at 831-402-1280or email boryanakgriffin@gmail.comif you would like to volunteer.

     

    Day and Time: The rummage sale will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm

    When items will be accepted: Sellable items will be accepted on Friday, March 3, 2017. Drop-off times are 8:30am until 2:30pm and then again from 3:30pm until 6:00pm.We will also accept items delivered early on Saturday, March 4th. If you need special arrangements, please contact Tami Cumming at 831-578-2299.

     

    Where: Carmel High School Performing Arts Theater 

     

    Cash Donation Option: If you don’t have any items for sale, please consider a cash donation towards CHS Sober Grad Night. This is always appreciated and will go directly to benefit the Senior Class of 2017. For convenience, we accept PayPal. We also welcome you stop by in person the day of the Rummage Sale as we will accept all donations, both cash and checks. For more information, please click on the link to CHS Sober Grad Night’s Fundraiser Page.

     

    Thank you, Carmel High Sober Grad Committee 2017

     

    Community Service

    In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their senior year. We also expect students to show progress toward that requirement by completing 15 hours a year. We strongly believe in encouraging our students to find something that is meaningful to them and that they have a sincere desire to support through their service. Our daily bulletin commonly lists opportunities for students and here is a current sampling of that posting:

    • The Carmel River School After School Enrichment drama class is doing a performance of Snow White, and they need volunteers, for rehearsals Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00-4:30 beginning January 19 and going until March 10th and for the evening performances March 3rd and March 10th. To volunteer or for any questions, please contact Stacy Meheen 831-760-0127 or email meheens@gmail.com
    • The Extended Learning Center ELC at Carmel Middle School is now back up and running Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm -5:30pm. This program offers a great opportunity to High School students who are interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with younger students and earning Community Service. See Manuela Di Gregorio in the CMS cafeteria after school if you would like to help out.
    • The Carmel Youth Center is seeking volunteers to help at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament, February 7th through the 12th. A meal, shuttle service and free admission to the tournament for all volunteers. Register now at http://www.carmelyouth.com/volunteer/.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents

    • 3/7/17              MPC Application Workshop
    • 3/17/17            Balance owed on Senior Trip is due. Last day to sign up for the

    senior trip – full payment required ($225)

    • 4/7/17              Last day to withdraw from the Senior Trip (partial refund will be

    given)

    • 4/7/17              Cap and Gown Distribution. Graduation supply distribution

    (announcements etc.)            

    • 4/22/17            Prom (Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz). All participants must ride

    the bus! 

    • 5/1- 5/12/17     AP Test Window
    • 5/5/17              Community Service and Swim Test must be completed
    • 5/12/17            Community Service and Swim test Deadline for Senior trip
    • 5/18-5/19/17    Senior Grad Night Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22/17            Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/24-5/31         Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1/17     Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic equipment,

    and clear fees and fines

    • 6/1/17              Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17              Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad

     

    Happenings and Info 

    • Starting January 2, 2017 students will have to check and communicate through the cusd.me email account.
    • Students - do not park on Morse between Highway 1 and Flanders during the hours of 7am - 12 pm, if you do your car may be towed.
    • Jazz Café – Cafeteria 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 10th
    • AVID Field Trip to UC Merced Saturday, February 11th
    • Counselor Community Outreach meeting at Captain Cooper (Big Sur) on Monday, February 15th at 6:30 p.m.
    • Minimum Day Schedule – Faculty Professional Development Friday, February 17th
    • February Break – no school February 20th – 24th … return on Monday, February 27th
    • Padre Parents Meeting – Cafeteria Thursday, March 2nd 8:00 a.m.
    • AVID College visits (10th and 11th grades) – So Cal March 2nd – 4th
    • Model UN at Berkeley – March 3rd - 6th
    • Robotics competing at St. Ignatius HS in San Francisco – March 8th – 11th
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  • 2-3-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 2/6/2017

    Hello Parents,

    ** This is a friendly reminder for parents who drop students off in the morning, please drop off in front of the school.  Please do not use the ring road (road that circles the back of the campus) as it is reserved for staff and school buses.

    CHS Singer Songwriters Guild

    The Singer Songwriters Guild presents their annual Band Show tonight, 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Performing Arts Center. Admission is free so come on out and hear great music from staff and students!

    CHS Music

    The following students were selected after auditioning as members of this year's CCS Honor Band and Honor Orchestra. This "all-star" group is rehearsing through Saturday morning, and then will present a culminating concert on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. (Cabrillo College). Congratulations to Lance Bauer, Annabel Chen, Chris Chung, Maggie Ellison, Aaron Georis, Kenshi Husted, Grace Lee, Sophia Linnevers, Nina Patel, Ryan Porch, Enrique Rios-Ellis, Ealaph Tabbaa, Helen Yang, Sophia Buraglio, Theo Colon, Brett Cordell, Jack Connolly, Olivia DeLuca, Michael Doyle, Peter Ellison, Ihlara Gray, Noah Kirsch, Ryan Lin, Trevor Lin, and Elizabeth McRae.

    CHS Students of the Month

    Congratulations to our January students of the month, nominated for being, Most Responsible: Luke Melcher, Angie Valdez-Escobedo, Duda Sant’Anna, Ethan Sippel, Alex Collins, Sophia Supica, Mercedes Thompson, Jenna Fenstermaker, Carlos Robles, Carlos Zarate Garcia, Nina Franklin, Zully Martinez, Marcus Lo, Kristin Houpt, Kimiya Yavari, Sara Phillips, Erik Avelino, Megan Kou, Quinn Spooner, Christian Gebhardt, Zoe Patterson, Madie Brodsley, Melissa Pavloff, Asha Johnston, Ryan Stannard, Athen Martinez, Adriana Vargas, Emily Bahu, Athena Peterson, Ella Fenstermaker, Michelle Foley, Madeleine Fontenay, Madi Brothers, Kevin Kamm, and  Maylin Heidtke.

    CHS Journalism … A message from our student editors:

    Here at The Carmel Sandpiper, we have decided to kick off 2017 with a dynamic issue covering a wide array of school and community matters. This issue takes a look at the long-lived debate over stadium lights on the CHS athletic field, offering student perspectives and administrative understanding of the topic. Be sure to check out our front-page story on the impacts of societal expectations on male body image, as well as features on local theater renovations and the possibility of moving CHS music performances to the Sunset Center. For the film buffs out there, a story on the trend of CGI-heavy comic book flicks in Hollywood will do the trick. And for those of you interested in school happenings, learn more about the recent outbreak of a skin infection among the boys’ basketball team and the presence of a new on-campus program for students called Safe Spaces. We hope that you enjoy this issue and look forward to bringing you news all semester! http://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4103

    Anna Gumberg & Melissa Pavloff

    Editors-in-Chief

    CHS Visual Arts … A message from CHS VAPA Teacher, Holly Lederle

    Carmel high students received 47 awards in Scholastic Art Competition! Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation's longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts. Students across America (in grades 7 through 12 from public, private, & home schools) submitted over 300,000 original works during the 2016 year across 28 different categories of art and writing. A few Scholastic Alumni are artists Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, and John Baldessari; writers Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, and Joyce Carol Oates; photographer Richard Avedon; actors Robert Redford, Lena Dunham, and John Lithgow; fashion designer Zac Posen; and filmmakers Ken Burns, and Richard Linklater. 

    This year, Carmel High School received 13 Honorable Mentions23 Silver Keys, and 11 Gold Keys!  That's 12 more than last year!  Woohoo! In December, our students sent their work to New York to be judged in the West Region-at-Large (CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) by a panel of professional artists.  Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. The selected pieces are part of the best student work in the country. Our Gold Key winners have been moved to the final round for National recognition.  Results of the final round will be announced in March. Please take a minute to look at our complete list of winners below. Scholastic has many University Scholarship Partners.  Seniors, please take a look at the list and on your school's site to see if any options are available at your college.  I would love to help you apply! I am so proud of all our artists!  
    Thank you for letting me share my love of art with you every day.

    All awards are in the photography category unless otherwise indicated.

    Honorable Mentions

    Valentina AneaBella 
    Jake Barger - 3 (Digital Art), The Portal, The Essence of Time, and Perspective 
    Ryan ChaneyUnsatisfied Fantasy
    Luke DePalatis - 4 (Digital Art), Facing the Beast, Wake Up, Liberty's Challenge, andImaginative Reality  
    Juliana FarmerBlue Lives? 
    Scott McMahon (Digital Art), Hummingbird 
    Eric Wahl – 2, Extra-Terrestrial and At Long Last (Digital Art)

    Silver Key
    Marli AllardPteridophyta 
    Ellie Alto - 2, Below and Muerte de la Rosa  
    Valentina AneaDistortion 
    Dani BenakThe Peace of Light 
    Luke DePalatis (Digital Art), The Warrior's Journey 
    Gianluca DourosThe Evening Sky 
    Juliana Farmer - 4, Defiance of Reason, The Shoe Game, Facing the Beast, and Fighting Words (Digital Art)
    Savanna Harris - 3, Attention of this Generation, Red, and The Ride
    Mitchel Heffes-JutaruContemplation 
    Grace Heidtke - 3, Concrete Jungle, Subway Storms, and Valentina x6  
    Scott McMahon (Digital Art), The Camera 
    Gabrielle ObligacionBuck at Yankee Point 
    Cate OgataSee Me 
    Madeline ParkerPortal
    Jacey Vickrey2nd submission

    Gold Key
    Emily Adler (Digital Art), Cate
    Sophie BarthelsNelly 
    Grace Heidtke - 2, Happily and Ce Jour
    Jet Koh (Digital Art), Toucan
    Hannah Movahedi (Digital Art), Prisoner 
    Mia PolettiKiwi 
    Mallory RobertsTruing a Wheel 
    Lucy ShelleyMoths in Wine
    Carter Whitaker - 2, The Perfect Couple and Death

    Here is a link to the complete results …

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/aawuploads/WebAssets/176/2818/ARALW.pdf?636217258462141042

    Community Input Meeting

    Are you interested in learning more about CUSD student progress? Do you have some suggestions on ways to improve student success? The District updates and revises its goals and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) each year. There is one remaining meeting that you can attend and share your thoughts with us! Your ideas and feedback are vital to CUSD’s success and will guide the 2017-18 goals.

    • Captain Cooper – February 8th @ 6:00 PM

    College and Career Center

    Are you creative, responsible, enthusiastic, enjoy being around children and working outdoors? If your answer is yes, then Monterey Parks and Recreation has the perfect summer job for you! Applications for Resident and Day Camp Counselors, Playground Leaders, Cooks, and Field Sports Recreation Leaders are now being accepted at the Monterey Recreation office. Applicants need to be 16 years of age or older. For more information go to www.monterey.org/rec or stop by the College & Career Center for a flyer

    Seniors - the Carmel High School Scholarship application is now available on the Class of 2017 Moodle Page. Graduating seniors who have a 2.5+ gpa are eligible to apply. These are merit and need-based scholarships, so don't miss out on your chance to get rewarded for your hard work! Other new scholarships in are: the Congregation Beth Israel scholarships, Bruce Church Educational Foundation, and more. Check out all scholarships on the College & Career Website or see Mrs. Hunt (phunt@carmelunified.org) in the College & Career Center.

    Padre Parents

    The Sober Grad Committee will be holding a Rummage Sale to benefit Sober Grad Night. Are you cleaning out the garage or the attic? If so, don’t toss that stuff out. Please consider donating to the Rummage Sale. We are starting to collect items and will provide more details very soon. If you have any questions, contact CHS Sober Grad at carmelhighsobergrad@gmail.com. Please “Follow" and “Like" us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/carmelhighsobergrad/ to stay in touch with us.”

    Thank you for supporting our seniors and keeping our students safe! Please see the attached flyer.

    "RUMMAGE SALE” Save the Date: March 3-5, 2017 Benefiting Sober Grad 2017.

    Non-School Sponsored Trip to Peru

    CHS teacher, Tricia Bean, will be leading a non-school sponsored trip to Peru through the educational travel abroad organization, Forum by Prometour, where students will tour Machu Picchu and cruise on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.  All students are welcome.  There will be a parent meeting on Monday, February13th at 7:00 p.m. in room 10.  Contact Tricia Bean tbean@carmelunified.org for more information.

    Community Service

    In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their senior year. We also expect students to show progress toward that requirement by completing 15 hours a year. We strongly believe in encouraging our students to find something that is meaningful to them and that they have a sincere desire to support through their service. Our daily bulletin commonly lists opportunities for students and here is a current sampling of that posting:

    • Join MEarth at Carmel Dunes on Saturday February 4th from 10-12 for a morning of pulling invasive species and planting native plants! Snacks and drinks provided. Please pre-register by emailing Melissa Lopez at melissa@mearthcarmel.org or sign up at http://signup.com/go/fARhG7.
    • The Carmel River School After School Enrichment drama class is doing a performance of Snow White, and they need volunteers, for rehearsals Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00-4:30 beginning January 19 and going until March 10th and for the evening performances March 3rd and March 10th. To volunteer or for any questions, please contact Stacy Meheen 831-760-0127 or email meheens@gmail.com
    • The Extended Learning Center ELC at Carmel Middle School is now back up and running Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm -5:30pm. This program offers a great opportunity to High School students who are interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with younger students and earning Community Service. See Manuela Di Gregorio in the CMS cafeteria after school if you would like to help out.
    • The Carmel Youth Center is seeking volunteers to help at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament, February 7th through the 12th. A meal, shuttle service and free admission to the tournament for all volunteers. Register now at http://www.carmelyouth.com/volunteer/.

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents

    • 3/7/17            MPC Application Workshop
    • 3/17/17            Balance owed on Senior Trip is due. Last day to sign up for the senior trip – full payment required ($225)
    • 4/7/17              Last day to withdraw from the Senior Trip (partial refund will be given)
    • 4/7/17              Cap and Gown Distribution. Graduation supply distribution (announcements etc.)             
    • 4/22/17            Prom (Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz). All participants must ride the bus!  
    • 5/1- 5/12/17    AP Test Window
    • 5/5/17            Community Service and Swim Test must be completed
    • 5/12/17            Community Service and Swim test Deadline for Senior trip
    • 5/18-5/19/17   Senior Grad Night Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22/17             Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/24-5/31         Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1/17    Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic equipment, and clear fees and fines
    • 6/1/17               Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17               Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad

    Happenings and Info  

    • All student email address will be changed to cusd.me.  Some student have other email address within Aeries, those are the ones that will be changed. Starting January 2, 2017 students will have to check and communicate through the cusd.me email account.
    • Students - do not park on Morse between Highway 1 and Flanders during the hours of 7am - 12 pm, if you do your car may be towed.
    • Winter Sports and Academic Clubs Rally – Gym Friday, February 3rd
    • Singer Songwriter Show – Theater 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 3rd
    • Winter Formal Dance – Wave Street Studios Saturday, February 4th
    • Counselor Community Outreach meeting at Captain Cooper (Big Sur) on Monday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m.
    • Jazz Café – Cafeteria 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 10th
    • AVID Field Trip to UC Merced Saturday, February 11th
    • Minimum Day Schedule – Faculty Professional Development Friday, February 17th
    • February Break – no school February 20th – 24th … return on Monday, February 27th
    • Padre Parents Meeting – Cafeteria Thursday, March 2nd 8:00 a.m.
    • AVID College visits (10th and 11th grades) – So Cal March 2nd – 4th
    • Model UN at Berkeley – March 3rd - 6th
    • Robotics competing at St. Ignatius HS in San Francisco – March 8th – 11th
    • Sober Grad Rummage Sale – Theater, Saturday, March 4th 9:00 a.m.
    • Drama Dept. Musical – March 9th-12th & 16th – 18th
    • Career Day – Tuesday, March 14th
    • AVID Field Trip to UC Santa Cruz – Monday, March 20th
    • Choir to Napa Valley High School – March 21st and 22nd
    • Kindness Week sponsored by CHS ASB – March 27th – 31st
    • Robotics competing at San Jose State – March 29th – April 1st
    • Students who park off campus need to park in locations that have no restrictions, CHP says they will tow away cars that are parked in no parking zones.

    Have a wonderful weekend! Rick Lopez, CHS Principal

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  • 1-27-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 2/6/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    “A Plastic Ocean”

    The CHS Environmental Club is co-sponsoring a premier screening of the new film "A Plastic Ocean" this Saturday (tomorrow). It starts at 7:00 p.m. and they have a great discussion panel arranged to follow the film. The event is largely being organized by our own ocean plastic warriors Alex Weber and Jack Johnston in conjunction with NOAA. Please see the attached flyer.

     

    CHS Music (please note this change in venue)

    Dr. Gary Gilroy has composed a song entitled "Almost Autumn" to honor our beloved former music teacher Nancy Fowler. He will be conducting at the CCS Jr. High School Honor Band performance at Santa Cruz High School on January 28th. Not only will this song be played by middle school students for the first time at this premiere performance, but Carmel Middle School is fortunate to have many student musicians to have been selected to the honor band. The song will be published and available for teachers and others to purchase, play, and perform in the future as well. The CCS Band and Orchestra Festival has announced a change in location from Watsonville to Santa Cruz High School, located at 415 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz, California (95060). 

     

    The Carmel Sandpiper Newspaper

    Dear Readers,

    Here at The Carmel Sandpiper, we have decided to kick off 2017 with a dynamic issue covering a wide array of school and community matters. This issue takes a look at the long-lived debate over stadium lights on the CHS athletic field, offering student perspectives and administrative understanding of the topic.

    Be sure to check out our front-page story on the impacts of societal expectations on male body image, as well as features on local theater renovations and the possibility of moving CHS music performances to the Sunset Center.

    For the film buffs out there, a story on the trend of CGI-heavy comic book flicks in Hollywood will do the trick. And for those of you interested in school happenings, learn more about the recent outbreak of a skin infection among the boys’ basketball team and the presence of a new on-campus program for students called Safe Spaces.

    Access the new issue here: http://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4103

     

    Community Input Meeting

    Are you interested in learning more about CUSD student progress? Do you have some suggestions on ways to improve student success? The District updates and revises its goals and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) each year. There is one remaining meeting that you can attend and share your thoughts with us! Your ideas and feedback are vital to CUSD’s success and will guide the 2017-18 goals.

    • Captain Cooper – February 8th @ 6:00 PM

     

    College and Career Center

    Seniors - the Carmel High School Scholarship application is now available on the Class of 2017 Moodle Page. Graduating seniors who have a 2.5+ gpa are eligible to apply. These are merit and need-based scholarships, so don't miss out on your chance to get rewarded for your hard work! Other new scholarships in are: the Congregation Beth Israel scholarships, Bruce Church Educational Foundation, and more. Check out all scholarships on the College & Career Website or see Mrs. Hunt (phunt@carmelunified.org) in the College & Career Center.

     

    Summer Opportunities:

    • Attention Juniors! Each summer, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy conducts a week long program for qualified young men and women to learn about the Coast Guard Academy and a potential career as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard.
    • The College of Chemistry and the Berkeley Global Science Institute presents SciTech, at UC Berkeley, July 23-Aug. 4th. SciTech is for rising high school students (9-12) who are interested in experiencing science and technology through discovery. Students will be inspired to pursue careers in science and technology through a program designed to enhance their understanding of the problems facing the world.

    For more information on these opportunities, see Mrs. Hunt in the College & Career Center or check out "Summer Study Options" on the College & Career Center website.

     

    Padre Parents

    The Sober Grad Committee will be holding a Rummage Sale to benefit Sober Grad Night. Are you cleaning out the garage or the attic? If so, don’t toss that stuff out. Please consider donating to the Rummage Sale. We are starting to collect items and will provide more details very soon. If you have any questions, contact CHS Sober Grad at carmelhighsobergrad@gmail.com. Please “Follow" and “Like" us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/carmelhighsobergrad/ to stay in touch with us.”

    Thank you for supporting our seniors and keeping our students safe! Please see the attached flyer.

     

    "RUMMAGE SALE” Save the Date: March 3-5, 2017 Benefiting Sober Grad 2017.

     

    Non-School Sponsored Trip to Peru

    CHS teacher, Tricia Bean, will be leading a non-school sponsored trip to Peru through the educational travel abroad organization, Forum by Prometour, where students will tour Machu Picchu and cruise on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.  All students are welcome.  There will be a parent meeting on Monday, February13th at 7:00 p.m. in room 10.  Contact Tricia Bean tbean@carmelunified.org for more information.

     

    Community Service

    In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their senior year. We also expect students to show progress toward that requirement by completing 15 hours a year. We strongly believe in encouraging our students to find something that is meaningful to them and that they have a sincere desire to support through their service. Our daily bulletin commonly lists opportunities for students and here is a current sampling of that posting:

    • Join MEarth at Carmel Dunes on Saturday February 4th from 10-12 for a morning of pulling invasive species and planting native plants! Snacks and drinks provided. Please pre-register by emailing Melissa Lopez at melissa@mearthcarmel.org or sign up at http://signup.com/go/fARhG7.
    • The Carmel River School After School Enrichment drama class is doing a performance of Snow White, and they need volunteers, for rehearsals Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00-4:30 beginning January 19 and going until March 10th and for the evening performances March 3rd and March 10th. To volunteer or for any questions, please contact Stacy Meheen 831-760-0127 or email meheens@gmail.com
    • The Extended Learning Center ELC at Carmel Middle School is now back up and running Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm -5:30pm. This program offers a great opportunity to High School students who are interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with younger students and earning Community Service. See Manuela Di Gregorio in the CMS cafeteria after school if you would like to help out.
    • The Carmel Youth Center is seeking volunteers to help at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament, February 7th through the 12th. A meal, shuttle service and free admission to the tournament for all volunteers. Register now at http://www.carmelyouth.com/volunteer/.

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents

    • 1/31/17            Deadline to pre-order a yearbook ($80)
    • 1/31/17            Deadline to place a senior ad in the yearbook
    • 3/17/17            Balance owed on Senior Trip is due. Last day to sign up for the senior trip – full payment required                                                                                                                                                        ($225)
    • 4/7/17              Last day to withdraw from the Senior Trip (partial refund will be given)
    • 4/7/17              Cap and Gown Distribution. Graduation supply distribution (announcements etc.)             
    • 4/22/17            Prom (Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz). All participants must ride the bus!  
    • 5/1- 5/12/17     AP Test Window
    • 5/5/17              Community Service and Swim Test must be completed
    • 5/12/17            Community Service and Swim test Deadline for Senior trip
    • 5/18-5/19/17    Senior Grad Night Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22/17            Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/24-5/31         Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1/17     Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic equipment, Clear fees and fines
    • 6/1/17              Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17              Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad

    Happenings and Info  

    • All student email address will be changed to cusd.me.  Some student have other email address within Aeries, those are the ones that will be changed. Starting January 2, 2017 students will have to check and communicate through the cusd.me email account.
    • Students - do not park on Morse between Highway 1 and Flanders during the hours of 7am - 12 pm, if you do your car may be towed.
    • Counselor Community Outreach meeting at the Cachagua Children’s Center on Tuesday, January 31st 6:30 p.m.
    • Padre Parents Meeting – CHS Cafeteria Thursday, February 2nd 8:00 a.m.
    • Counselor Community Outreach meeting at the Captain Cooper (Big Sur) on Thursday, February 2nd 6:30 p.m.
    • Singer Songwriter Show – Theater 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 3rd
    • Winter Formal Dance – Wave Street Studios Saturday, February 4th
    • Jazz Café – Cafeteria 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 10th
    • Minimum Day Schedule – Faculty Professional Development Friday, February 17th
    • February Break – no school February 20th – 24th … return on Monday, February 27th
    • Padre Parents Meeting – CHS Cafeteria Thursday, March 2nd 8:00 a.m.
    • Sober Grad Rummage Sale – Theater, Saturday, March 4th 9:00 a.m.
    • Students who park off campus need to park in locations that have no restrictions, CHP says they will tow away cars that are parked in no parking zones.

    Have a wonderful weekend! Rick Lopez, CHS Principal

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  • 1-13-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 1/17/2017

    Hello Parents,

    **A reminder for students who drive to school -- please remember to drive safely, carefully, and please be mindful of your driving for your own sake and others.  

    CHS Music

    We wish the best of luck to the following students who will take part in the CCS Honor Choir Festival at Salinas High School next Friday: Megan Brady, Gracie Dean, Jackie Grijalva, Aristotle Henderson, Amber Hobbs, Jeremiah Lamph, Pascale Montgomery, Audrey Moonan, Ashley Reed, Alex Roden, and Asher Rose.

     

    NICHE Rankings

    Congratulations to Carmel High! In the NICHE 2017 Best Public High Schools rankings, Carmel HS is listed #11 in California. Visit the following link for more information -  https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-high-schools/best-overall/s/california/

    Wonder Women: Voices in Our Community

    The CHS Legacy Club invited local women in leadership roles to speak today to some students. This event was student driven and thank you to the members of the club, especially co-presidents Maisy and Madison Bockus, for their efforts.  Also instrumental in the event and deserving of thanks is CHS counselor and club advisor, Lauren Capano.  The following women participated on the panel presentation and we want to thank them for taking time from their busy schedules to speak to our students.

    • Carrie Panetta, Monterey County Superior Court Judge
    • Laura Ferree, Business Woman
    • Casey Lucius, Professor at NPS
    • Kate Daniels, Professor at MPC
    • Janet McAthie, VP of Carmel Roasters, Inc.
    • Kathryn Kane, CHS grad and medical facilities manager

    LCAP Community Input Meetings

    Are you interested in learning more about CUSD student progress? Do you have some suggestions on ways to improve student success? The District updates and revises its goals and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) each year. Join us at any or all of the community input sessions below and share your thoughts with us! Your ideas and feedback are vital to CUSD’s success and will guide the 2017-18 goals.

     

    • Cachagua Children’s Center – January 12th @ 6:00 PM
    • CHS Library – January 19th @ 6:00 PM
    • Captain Cooper – February 8th @ 6:00 PM

     

    College and Career Center

     

    Seniors should consider logging onto the College & Career Website to download and complete scholarship applications. Recently added are the Ocean Mist Farms Scholarships, Cachagua Community Center Scholarship, Keenan Tyler Lucero scholarship, and more. Don't miss your opportunity to get free cash for college!

     

    Attention Juniors - Each summer, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy conducts a week long program for qualified young men and women to learn about the Coast Guard Academy and a potential career as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard.

     

    Students - The College of Chemistry and the Berkeley Global Science Institute presents SciTech, at UC Berkeley, July 23-Aug. 4th. SciTech is for rising high school students (9-12) who are interested in experiencing science and technology through discovery. Students will be inspired to pursue careers in science and technology through a program designed to enhance their understanding of the problems facing the world

    For more information on these opportunities, see Mrs. Hunt in the College & Career Center or check out "Summer Study Options" on the College & Career Center website.

    Padre Parents

    Senior Minute Party – Our wonderful parents hosted another Minute Party this morning for our seniors in anticipation of Sober Grad. Thank you to the following parents who made it all happen -- Lisa Morgan, Muriel Lin, Kelli Harris, Boryana Griffin, Susan Abrahams, Lynn Cordell, Sandra Staples (and daughter Lauren), Rita Cricchio, Kimberly White, Robyn Rauh, Lauren Shirk, Nan Lansdowne, Ada Fisher, Kimberly Whittaker, and Kristin Augustine. If I missed any names … I apologize

    The Sober Grad Committee will be holding a Rummage Sale to benefit Sober Grad Night. Are you cleaning out the garage or the attic? If so, don’t toss that stuff out. Please consider donating to the Rummage Sale. We are starting to collect items and will provide more details very soon. If you have any questions, contact CHS Sober Grad at carmelhighsobergrad@gmail.com. Please “Follow" and “Like" us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/carmelhighsobergrad/ to stay in touch with us.”

    Thank you for supporting our seniors and keeping our students safe!

     

    "RUMMAGE SALE” Save the Date: March 3-5, 2017 Benefiting Sober Grad 2017.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents

     

    • 1/31/17            Deadline to pre-order a yearbook ($80)
    • 1/31/17            Deadline to place a senior ad in the yearbook
    • 2/28/17            Balance owed on Senior Trip is due. Last day to sign up for the senior trip – full payment required ($225)
    • 3/31/17            Last day to withdraw from the Senior Trip (partial refund will be given)
    • 4/7/17              Cap and Gown Distribution. Graduation supply distribution (announcements etc.)             
    • 4/22/17            Prom (Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz). All participants must ride the bus!  
    • 5/1- 5/12/17    AP Test Window
    • 5/12/17            Community Service and Swim test Deadline for Senior trip
    • 5/17-5/18/17   Senior Grad Night Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22/17            Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/24-5/31        Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1/17    Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic equipment, Clear fees and fines
    • 6/1/17              Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17              Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad

     

    Happenings and Info  

      • All student email address will be changed to cusd.me.  Some student have other email address within Aeries, those are the ones that will be changed. Starting January 2, 2017 students will have to check and communicate through the cusd.me email account.

     

    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – no school Monday, January 16th
    • Frosh college visit – all frosh visiting CSUMB on Tuesday, January 17th
    • Pre-Registration – Students will choose classes for next year with their Counselors January 23rd through the 27th
    • Student Leadership Conference – CHS leadership students at Monterey HS on Tuesday, January 24th
    • VAPA Show – Theater 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26th
    • Counselor Community Outreach meeting at the Cachagua Children’s Center on Tuesday, January 31st 6:30 p.m.
    • Padre Parents Meeting – CHS Cafeteria Thursday, February 2nd 8:00 a.m.
    • Counselor Community Outreach meeting at the Captain Cooper (Big Sur) on Thursday, February 2nd 6:30 p.m.
    • Singer Songwriter Show – Theater 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2nd
    • Winter Formal Dance – Wave Street Studios Saturday, February 4th
    • Jazz Café – Cafeteria 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 10th
    • Minimum Day Schedule – Faculty Professional Development Friday, February 17th
    • February Break – no school February 20th – 24th … return on Monday, February 27th
    • Padre Parents Meeting – CHS Cafeteria Thursday, March 2nd 8:00 a.m.
    • Sober Grad Rummage Sale – Theater, Saturday, March 4th 9:00 a.m.
    • Students who park off campus need to park in locations that have no restrictions, CHP says they will tow away cars that are parked in no parking zones.

     

    Have a wonderful weekend! Rick Lopez, CHS Principal

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    Posted by Tina Gerow at 1/6/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    Welcome back from what I hope and trust was a wonderful winter vacation.

    Pre-Registration Season

    I know this may seem a bit early, however, we will soon be making many decisions for next school-year that are dependent upon student course selections right now. What that means, is that we are beginning the busy pre-registration season and your student will be hearing a lot about the selection of courses for next year from their teachers, their counselors, and hopefully from you. I strongly encourage you to be an active participant in these decisions and hope you take time to talk with your student about their class selections for next year. In addition to teacher and counselor conversation, students have identified elective course options and will be rotating through information sessions regarding those courses next Tuesday, January 10th, during our Elective Fair.

     

    You may also want to consider attending the Advanced Placement/ Honors/ Registration Information meeting next week Thursday, January 12th at 6:30 PM in the Theater here at CHS. Both prior to the AP/H meeting and after, our counselors are hosting breakout meetings specific to grade level.

    • Grade level meetings before the 6:30 general (all class) meeting:
    • 8th Grade (current CMS class) – Counselors Francis & Goodbody – Theater at 5:45 PM
    • 10th Grade (current class) – Counselors Schatz & Johnston – Library at 5:45 PM
    • Grade level meeting after the 6:30 general (all class) meeting:
      • 9th Grade (current class) – Counselor Goodbody – Theater (after the general session – should begin approximately 7:30 PM)
    • Grade level meeting on an alternative night:
      • 11th Grade (current class) – will not meet in a breakout session this night, but will be invited to a meeting on February 28th -- with more information coming soon from the Counseling Department

    I sincerely understand that thinking about courses for next school-year, while we are only half way through this school-year, feels a bit early. However, please know that we make significant preparations for teacher planning, teacher training, staffing, credentialing, and commitment to resources during the spring … and student course selections drive these decisions. For all of these same reasons it is extremely difficult for us to make changes to student’s schedules in August.  It is critically important for students and parents to put appropriate effort into pre-registration decisions. Schedule changes in the fall, after the entire Master Schedule has been created and teacher preparation has been completed, is not the time to change your mind and request to switch classes. Counselors will most likely not be able to accommodate schedule changes in August which is why I strongly recommend thoughtful decisions during pre-registration. If you have any question or need clarification please do not hesitate to contact your student’s counselor.

     

    LCAP Community Input Sessions

    Are you interested in learning more about CUSD student progress? Do you have some suggestions on ways to improve student success? The District updates and revises its goals and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) each year. Join us at any or all of the community input sessions below and share your thoughts with us! Your ideas and feedback are vital to CUSD’s success and will guide the 2017-18 goals.

    • Cachagua Children’s Center – January 12th @ 6:00 PM
    • CHS Library – January 19th @ 6:00 PM
    • Captain Cooper – February 8th @ 6:00 PM

     

    Women Speakers Event

    Next Friday, January 13th, in the Carmel High School Performing Arts Center from 11:45am to 1:10pm (5th period and lunch) the CHS Legacy Club is hosting an event for CHS students to hear the voices of strong, successful women in our own community. Speakers will include: Carrie Panetta, Kate Daniels, Janet McAthie, Katie Kane, Casey Lucius, and Laura Ferree. The aim is to provide students with knowledge and insight into to these women's accomplishments and their lives. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

     

    From the Student Editors of the CHS Newspaper - The Sandpiper

    If you’re looking for something fun to read as a pleasurable hiatus in the midst of the busy holiday season, then the December issue of The Carmel Sandpiper is for you!

     

    This issue, be sure to check out our arts and entertainment section for colorful reviews and a closer look into community culture and traditions. Ranging from coverage of a local clam chowder tradition to content about downtown Monterey, The Sandpiper has everything you’re looking for in terms of light and interesting reading material. The issue also features a collection of “student life” stories, from features covering student-produced music to early graduation. Be sure to try out the apple pie recipe on our holiday-themed spread and read up on the students’ holiday traditions.


    Don’t forget to read up on the more complex articles of the issue, shedding light on the shortcomings of recycling on campus and paying mind to flu season. Keep up-to-date on the latest happenings and success of CHS students, from the world champion mock trial team to Video Production students who have found themselves being broadcast on television.


    This issue of The Carmel Sandpiper is an enjoyable read from start to finish and a PDF download of the full issue can be found at this link. As always, we hope you enjoy.


    Happy Holidays, Padres!

    Anna Gumberg & Melissa Pavloff

    Editors-in-Chief

     

    Community Service

    In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their senior year. We also expect students to show progress toward that requirement by completing 15 hours a year. We strongly believe in encouraging our students to find something that is meaningful to them and that they have a sincere desire to support through their service. Our daily bulletin commonly lists opportunities for students and here is a current sampling of that posting:

    •  MEarth’s Carmel Beach restoration event scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until Saturday, January 14th! Earn community service hours while enjoying the great outdoors from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Just show up with your community service form or contact Melissa at Melissa@mearthcarmel.org  for more information.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents

    • 1/10/17           Senior Assembly and Senior Panoramic Picture.
    • 1/31/17           Deadline to pre-order a yearbook ($80).
    • 1/31/17           Deadline to place a senior ad in the yearbook.
    • 2/28/17           Balance owed on Senior Trip is due. Last day to sign up for the senior trip – full payment required ($225).
    • 3/31/17           Last day to withdraw from the Senior Trip (partial refund will be given).
    • 4/7/17                         Cap and Gown Distribution. Graduation supply distribution  (announcements etc.).
    • 4/22/17           Prom (Cocoanut Grove – Santa Cruz). All participants must ride the bus!
    • 5/1- 5/12/17   AP Test Window.
    • 5/12/17           Community Service and Swim test Deadline for Senior trip.
    • 5/17-5/18/17 Senior Grad Night Trip to Universal Studios.
    • 5/22/17           Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night.
    • 5/24-5/31       Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1/17   Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic equipment. Clear fees and fines
    • 6/1/17                         Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17                         Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad.

     

    Happenings and Info  

    • All student email address will be changed to cusd.me.  Some student have other email address within Aeries, those are the ones that will be changed. Starting January 2, 2017 students will have to check and communicate through the cusd.me email account.
    • Pre-Registration Student Elective Fair – Tuesday, January 10th
    • Honors/AP/Registration Information Meeting – Thursday, January 12th
    • Women Speakers Event - Friday January 13th 11:45 am CHS Theater
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – no school Monday January 16th
    • Pre-Registration – Students will choose classes for next year with their Counselors January 23rd through the 27th
    • VAPA Show – Theater 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26th
    • Singer Songwriter Show – Theater 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2nd
    • Jazz Café – Cafeteria 7:0 p.m. Friday February 10th
    • Minimum Day Schedule – Faculty Professional Development Friday, February 17th
    • February Break – no school February 20th – 24th … return on Monday February 27th
    • Students who park off campus need to park in locations that have no restrictions, CHP says they will tow away cars that are parked in no parking zones.

     

    Have a wonderful weekend! Rick Lopez, CHS Principal

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