Carmel High School

  • 5-19-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 5/19/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    CHS Art Program

    Karenna Fife is the winner of the Congressional Art Campaign for the 20th District! Her piece will be proudly displayed in the Capitol, and she has been invited to a special reception for artists in Washington, DC at the end of June. It was a big night for Carmel. At the Congressional competition, Cate Ogata received an Honorable Mention for her piece "Divided,"  while Annalisa Olsen and Meredith Bond also took home Honorable Mentions at another event! We are so proud of our student artists and of their teacher, Holly Lederle. You can get more information at Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s website -- https://panetta.house.gov/media/press-releases/panetta-announces-winners-2017-congressional-art-competition

     

    CHS Mathletics

    Congratulations to our CHS students who participated in Mathletics this past Saturday. Placement in the Top 10 as an individual and winning as a team in this county-wide competition are truly awesome accomplishments. The following students were in the Top Ten of their subject: Jordi Faxon in Math 1, Lucia Zacek in Math 2, Ryan Ricupero in Math Analysis, Quinn Spooner in Calculus AB, Zac Hardy in Calculus BC, Alessandro Boaro in Calculus BC, Quincy Hendricks in Statistics, Dalan Laughlin in Statistics. Individual congrats to Jeffrey Jiang who was third overall in Calculus BC and to Filip Zacek who was first overall in Calculus AB. We had three teams win trophies: Math 2 was third place overall with team members Vivien Wei, Helen Yang and Lucia Zacek. Statistics was third place overall with team members Kristen Bown, Quincy Hendricks and Dalan Laughlin. And Calculus BC was second place overall with team members Jeffrey Jiang, Alessandro Boaro and Zac Hardy. Way to go Padres!

     

    CHS Mock Trial

    Congratulations to the Mock Trial Team on a tremendous run last week at the National High School Mock Trial Tournament in Hartford, Connecticut. The team of Mindy Morgan, Anna Gumberg, Madeleine Fontenay, Sara Phillips, Teejan Saddy, Becca Goren, Alex Poletti, Julia Sudol, and Megan Kou, finished 3-1, and ended up in 11th place out of 46 teams. This ends an extraordinary year for the Padre Legal Team, which had an 18-1 overall tournament record, and earned County, State, and World Championships. Congratulations also to our coaches Bill Schrier and Joe McCarty. Way to go Padres!!

     

    Sports Physicals for 2017-18 School-year

    Sports Physicals will be offered at Carmel High School in the Administration Building tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am to noon.  Cost will be $30.00 and will clear your students’ physical for the 2017/18 school year.  Please come and support your school while taking care of this athletic requirement.  Go Padres!

     

    Monterey County Voter Registration Competition

    The CHS student body took first place in the Monterey County High School Voter Registration Competition. CHS earned recognition from the Secretary of State, the Board of Supervisors, and the Monterey County Elections Department yesterday. Students managed to fill out 100 registration cards for the win. Supervisor John Phillips presented the first place award to Associated Student Body President, Teejan Saddy. In addition to taking first place and receiving a certificate from the Board of Supervisors, each student involved received a certificate of recognition from Secretary of State Alex Padilla. The program was created by the Elections Department to give all local high schools the chance to participate in the state designated High School Voter Education weeks. According to Claudio Valenzuela, Registrar of Voters: "Studies show that people who have a positive experience voting early on are more likely to become lifelong voters; in this case we wanted that positive experience to begin with voter registration."

     

    Important - A Message from the CHS Nurse Susan

    Please click here to read a flyer regarding meningococcal meningitis, a vaccine preventable disease.  Although rare, students living in close quarters such as college dormitories or those who travel internationally to certain countries are at risk. Please call me if you have any questions. Nurse Susan (831) 624-1821 x 2014

     

    Pilot Program

    CHS has been selected to participate in a pilot of potential SBAC performance tasks. Students in selected math classes will complete a draft version of a math task, and then provide feedback on their experience.  Their work and feedback will inform the performance task writers at UCLA's Curtis Center. If your sophomore or junior student is interested in participating outside of math class they can take the task during office hours May 25th in Room 31. Contact Mr. Gomez jgomez@carmelunified.org if you have questions.

     

    Frosh Parents re: NGSS Science Courses

    As you may remember from pre-registration, your student will be taking a Chemistry course next year, either Chemistry Honors or GeoChem. We provided some information previously regarding the desire from some parents and students to have an opportunity to “double-up” on science by taking Chemistry Honors and Physics Honors next year. After consideration it has been determined we will have a section of Physics Honor and if you are interested, please contact your student’s counselor, Jennifer Goodbody, jgoodbody@carmelunified.org. Please know your sophomore student must first be enrolled in Chemistry Honors in order to consider concurrently enrolling in Physics Honors. For the vast majority of our current ninth grade students (next year’s sophomore class) they will be taking Physics in their junior year as part of our designed sequence of core science courses, thus not needing to concurrently enroll in both Chemistry H and Physics H next year as sophomores.

     

    Safety – A request from Mr. Tuana

    We want to do all we can to ensure students are safe, not just when they are on campus, but when coming to and from school as well. Please remind your students that when they are coming to and from school, if anything happens that makes them feel unsafe or that they feel puts them in danger, they should notify administration at the school as soon as possible so we can address it immediately.

    As this school year winds down, all parents, especially parents of seniors, please take a moment remind your students to be safe and make smart decisions. We want everyone to enjoy the last few weeks of school beforegraduation.

     

    Parents of SENIORS

    There is no official “Senior Ditch Day” sanctioned by the school. We encourage all students to finish the year and attend each day.  All students who are marked absent without a valid excuse are truant.

     

    Carmel Sandpiper News

    Dear Readers,


    We are delighted to bring you this year’s final issue of The Carmel Sandpiper! In this issue, you’ll find some feature stories about teen depression and the rethinking of Advanced Placement courses, alongside opinion pieces on women’s rights in the current political sphere and some lighter pieces.

    If you’re not aware of the super-spectacular seniors we have here on campus, check out the senior profiles, where you can learn about the unique things seniors have done, as well as their future plans. And if you’re looking to make some summer plans, flip to our center spread, where teens will find some affordable ways to have fun in the sun!

    Or look to the back page, where we warmly bid adieu to four lovely women set to retire after this school year and offer an in-brief on an aspiring young writer. Whatever your reading interest, we have a lot in store for you.

    Download the complete May issue at www.carmelunified.org/Page/4103.

    Well, the time has come. While we’ve loved delivering news to all of you this year, it’s time to say goodbye for the summer. Thank you all for the undying support and see you again in the fall!

    Signing off, Anna Gumberg & Melissa Pavloff, editors-in-chief

     

    Padre Parents

    Sober Grad -- 2017 CHS Sober Grad Night is only two weeks away and we still are looking for help on Friday during graduation to finish the last minute details in the gym, please consider signing up if you will not be attending graduation. 

     

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    We also still have prize and food donations and several open shifts throughout the night that still need to be filled. It’s a great event but we need the support of the whole school community. If you have any questions or are available to help out – please contact the Sober Grad Committee Chair - Boryana Griffin,boryanakgriffin@gmail.com.

     

     

    Thank you,

    Sober Grad Night 2017 Committee

     

    CHS Literary Magazine (Yearbook)

    The 2017 Cypress Literary Magazine is coming out at the end of May! Run, don't walk, to the ASB office to purchase yours for only ten dollars! The Cypress is a compilation of student art, poetry, essays, and spring events that we couldn't get into the yearbook. Your work and photos are probably in it, so get yours now!

     

    College and Career Center

    Attention Junior Athletes: May 31st is the deadline to submit an application for the Positive Coaching Alliance Triple Impact Competitor Scholarships. PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson.

     

    Seniors: Scholarship season is quickly winding down; don't miss out on your chance to get rewarded for your hard work over the past four years. For any questions related to College and Career Center activities, please contact Patricia Hunt phunt@carmelunified.org

     

    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 Lovers of Carmel Beachwill be holding beach clean-up events from 10am to noon on the third Saturday of every month. Meet at the bottom of Ocean Avenue and bring your C.S. form. There is also an opportunity to do beach clean-up on Thursdays after school. Contact Lauren Banner at lcoltrell@me.com for info.
    • The MCHAneeds volunteers for their annual Hospitality Employee Appreciation Day at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, May 31st. Contact is Bonnie Adams at 626-8636 or info@mcha.net to sign up and/or for more information.
    • The Forest Theater Guild (a CA Non-Profit) is looking for volunteers to help at the Outdoor Forest Theater for this summer's productions. The guild needs volunteers to help with set construction, lighting, concessions, in the box office, and to monitor the entrances. This summer, we have four plays, plus our Films in the Forest series, so there are plenty of opportunities for students to earn community service hours. For more information, please contact E at 831-229-7540.
    • MEarth has opportunities this summer for high school volunteers. Volunteer positions in MEarth's summer camp for students ages 4-10 available (week long commitment strongly preferred), as well as volunteering in MEarth's organic garden (flexible scheduling). Contact Melissa, MEarth's volunteer coordinator, melissa@mearthcarmel.org

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents            

    Parents! Don’t let your graduate miss out on wearing a fresh flower lei at graduation! You can order a flower lei in the webstore on the Carmel High School website. The lei will be delivered to your student right before they walk out to graduation so you don’t have to worry about picking one up that day or accidentally leaving it at home. The cost is $25 and supports the student club This Club Saves Lives with a variety of community service projects they do throughout the year. Here is a link to the order page: https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/carmel_high_school_o/index.php?l=product_list&c=75

     

    We are working on a senior video for the whole senior class to wrap up the year with something memorable. We need you to send in pictures and videos of you and your friends from any year! It can be all the way from kindergarten! Send them to benwebersemail@yahoo.com by May 22nd!

    • 5/22              Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/22-26            Senior Week
    • 5/24-31 Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1Senior check-out. Return books, chromebooks, athletic equipment, & clear fees and fines, etc.
    • 6/1/17 Graduation Practice
    • 6/2/17 Senior Breakfast, Graduation Practice, Graduation, Sober Grad

     

    Happenings and Info 

    • Yearbooks are here! Pick yours up in room 27
    • CAASPP ELA Testing May 15th– 19th
    • Singer Songwriter Show May 19th7:00 p.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • Sports Physicals May 20th@ CHS from 10 to noon
    • Senior Scholarship and Award Night May 22nd– invitation only
    • VAPA Awards Night May 23rdCHS Theater
    • CHS Film Festival May 24thCHS Theater
    • Student Recognition Assembly May 26th
    • Day on the Green May 26th
    • Singer Songwriters Guild – May 26thCafeteria 7:00 p.m.
    • Memorial Day – no school Monday, May 29th
    • 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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  • 5-12-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 5/12/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    CHS Dance

    The CHS dance show "Transitions" is tonight  at 7:00pm in the Theater. Don't miss the last performance of the year! Student tickets are $7. Adult tickets are $10. Children 10 and under are free.

     

    Safety – A request from Mr. Tuana

    We want to do all we can to ensure students are safe, not only when they are on campus, but when coming to and from school as well. Please remind your students that when they are coming to and from school, if anything happens that makes them feel unsafe or that they feel puts them in danger, they should notify administration at the school as soon as possible so we can address it immediately.

     

    As this school year winds down, all parents, especially parents of seniors, please take a moment remind your students to be safe and make smart decisions. We want everyone to enjoy the last few weeks of school before graduation.

     

    Parents of SENIORS

    There is no official “Senior Ditch Day” sanctioned by the school. We encourage all students to finish the year and attend each day.  All students who are marked absent without a valid excuse are truant.

     

    CAASPP Testing for Juniors

    Reminder: Next week is CAASPP English testing for juniors.  Monday and Friday are blocks 1, 3, 5 and 7.  Tuesday and Thursday are Office Hours and blocks 2, 4, and 6. Buses on Tuesday will leave at normal Tuesday time (3:05).  Library will be open during this time.

     

    Empty Bowls - Art Show – Open House

    If you were unable to join us on Wednesday night for the CHS Art Show, Empty Bowls Supper and Open House, you missed an amazing feast for the senses! Attendees enjoyed choosing from the many beautiful bowls made by students and staff and filled them with delicious soups and bread donated from some of our many amazing local restaurants. The desert bar offered delicious fresh strawberries served with cake, brownies and homemade whipped cream. The CHS Singers Songwriters and the Bubba Pickins Band entertained diners while they enjoyed their supper. The art show, in the theater lobby, showcased the artistic talents of our CHS student artists, sculptors, photographers and graphic artists.

     

    The event sold out and 100% of the proceeds from the supper will go to the Monterey County Food Bank. They have secured a matching grant so, after all is said and done; we expect to have raised over $19,000 for the Monterey County Food Bank! 

     

    We would like to extend a sincere thank you to the many volunteers and local businesses who donated time, food and supplies to make this event a huge success. It is heart-warming to see our students, staff, parents and community working together to raise money for such a worthy cause. Also a big thank you to Diana Vita for her hard work in coordinating this wonderful evening.

     

    Sports Physicals for 17-18 

    Sports Physicals will be offered at Carmel High School in the Administration Building on Saturday 5-20-17 from 10am-12pm.  Cost will be $30.00 and will clear your students physical for the 2017/18 school year.  Please come and support your school while taking care of this athletic requirement.  Go Padres!

     

    CHS Named as Honor Roll School

    On behalf of our entire school community I want to say congratulations to Carmel High School students, parents and staff. Our school was chosen by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as a 2016 California Honor Roll recipient!

     

    The California Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Our school stood above other schools in the state because of our success in getting students to grade level achievement and beyond. School districts receiving this distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.  For school districts with high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

     

    We did not apply for this award (they found us!) and it is a great honor to have been chosen. Thanks to the hard work of the students and teachers here at Carmel High School, we are being recognized for our achievement. This is a testament to the relentless focus on results that our school has shown over the years and to the hard work of our entire school community.

     

    Carmel Sandpiper News

    Dear Readers,


    We are delighted to bring you this year’s final issue of The Carmel Sandpiper! In this issue, you’ll find some feature stories about teen depression and the rethinking of Advanced Placement courses, alongside opinion pieces on women’s rights in the current political sphere and some lighter pieces.

    If you’re not aware of the super-spectacular seniors we have here on campus, check out the senior profiles, where you can learn about the unique things seniors have done, as well as their future plans. And if you’re looking to make some summer plans, flip to our center spread, where teens will find some affordable ways to have fun in the sun!

    Or look to the back page, where we warmly bid adieu to four lovely women set to retire after this school year and offer an in-brief on an aspiring young writer. Whatever your reading interest, we have a lot in store for you.

    Download the complete May issue at www.carmelunified.org/Page/4103.


    Well, the time has come. While we’ve loved delivering news to all of you this year, it’s time to say goodbye for the summer. Thank you all for the undying support and see you again in the fall!

    Signing off,

    Anna Gumberg & Melissa Pavloff, editors-in-chief

     

    Padre Parents

    Thank you to the generous parents who donated items to the last teacher appreciation lunch of the school year this past week. The effort was spear-headed by Alison Bockus and Kimberly Whitaker. Parents who donated and/or assisted were; Shannon James, Elisa Paul, Veronika Doyle, Lisa Bonfante, Alicia Doherty, Kate Hardy, Lauren Pereles, Deborah Kimes, Kath Uyeda, Barbara Zanger-Zuniga, Eileen Georis, Naomi Del Toro, Nikki Garello, Donna Bagby, Chiuyen Tao, Monique Snyder, Laura Cardinalli, and Jennifer Cardinale.

     

    Sober Grad -- Each year wonderful and hardworking CHS parents spend countless hours preparing for a Sober Graduation Event that provides our graduates an opportunity to be together as a class for one last time. This is absolutely where you want your senior to be on the night of graduation and it will be a safe and fun environment. If you are a parent of a senior – please make sure she/he gets signed up to attend Sober Grad 2017! If you have any questions or are available to help out – please contact the Sober Grad Committee Chair - Boryana Griffin, boryanakgriffin@gmail.com.

     

    CHS Literary Magazine (Yearbook)

    The 2017 Cypress Literary Magazine is coming out at the end of May! Run, don't walk, to the ASB office to purchase yours for only ten dollars! The Cypress is a compilation of student art, poetry, essays, and spring events that we couldn't get into the yearbook. Your work and photos are probably in it, so get yours now!

     

    College and Career Center

    Attention Junior Athletes: May 31st is the deadline to submit an application for the Positive Coaching Alliance Triple Impact Competitor Scholarships. PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson.

    Seniors: Scholarship season is quickly winding down; don't miss out on your chance to get rewarded for your hard work over the past four years. For any questions related to College and Career Center activities, please contact Patricia Hunt phunt@carmelunified.org

     

    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 Big Sur Fashion Show is looking for CHS volunteers who are interested in earning community service hours. The event is being held at The Barnyard this year. Volunteers are needed to help set up and break down the decorations for the event. The hours available are Thursday May 18th after school until 9pm, Friday the 19th after school until 8pm, Saturday the 20th from 9am-noon. Interested students can contact elskefree@yahoo.com or call or text 805-245-1168. Free tickets to the show are available to students who work two of the days.
    • The Lovers of Carmel Beach will be holding beach clean-up events from 10am to noon on the third Saturday of every month. Meet at the bottom of Ocean Avenue and bring your C.S. form. There is also an opportunity to do beach clean-up on Thursdays after school. Contact Lauren Banner at lcoltrell@me.com for info.
    • The MCHA needs volunteers for their annual Hospitality Employee Appreciation Day at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, May 31st. Contact is Bonnie Adams at 626-8636 or info@mcha.net to sign up and/or for more information.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents            

    Parents! Don’t let your graduate miss out on wearing a fresh flower lei at graduation! You can order a flower lei in the webstore on the Carmel High School website. The lei will be delivered to your student right before they walk out to graduation so you don’t have to worry about picking one up that day or accidentally leaving it at home. The cost is $25 and supports the student club This Club Saves Lives with a variety of community service projects they do throughout the year. Here is a link to the order page:https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/carmel_high_school_o/index.php?l=product_list&c=75

     

    We are working on a senior video for the whole senior class to wrap up the year with something memorable. We need you to send in pictures and videos of you and your friends from any year! It can be all the way from kindergarten! Send them to benwebersemail@yahoo.com by May 22nd!

     

    • 5/18-19            Senior Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22                 Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night – invitation only
    • 5/22 -26           Senior Week
    • 5/24-31            Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1          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 

    • A Very Potter Musical – student performance in the Black Box May 5th, 6th, 7th, & 13th
    • Mock Trial Team to Nationals – May 9th to 14th
    • CAASPP ELA Testing May 15th – 19th
    • CMS/CHS Jazz Festival May 17th
    • Singer Songwriter Show May 19th 7:00 p.m. CHS Cafeteria
    • Sports Physicals May 20th @ CHS from 10 to noon
    • Senior Scholarship and Award Night May 22nd – invitation only
    • VAPA Awards Night May 23rd CHS Theater
    • CHS Film Festival May 24th CHS Theater
    • Student Recognition Assembly May 26th
    • Day on the Green May 26th
    • Singer Songwriters Guild – May 26th Cafeteria 7:00 p.m.
    • Memorial Day – no school Monday, May 29th
    • 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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  • 5-5-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 5/5/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    Open House - Art Show and Empty Bowls Dinner  - Wednesday May 10th

    Visual Arts Show - Join us as we take time to slow down and enjoy the over 1000 works of art created by CHS students in the lobby of theater next Wednesday May 10th at 6pm. The show will feature works of art from the following classes: Art I, Art II/III, Studio Drawing, Studio 2-D, Photo I and II and Graphic Design. Come and see some of the amazing CHS artisitict talent on display! Some works will be available for purchase. 

    Empty Bowls - All of our freshman students have been making ceramic bowls for the upcoming 4th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner - Soup and Bread Supper, to be held in conjunction with the Carmel High Open House and Art Show on Wednesday, May 10th at 6pm.

    The student made bowls are awesome, very colorful and creative. Between the Freshman, Juniors and Art students - we have created over 450 bowls for this year’s Empty Bowls service project to benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County. The Soup and Bread Supper is the grand finale of the Empty Bowls project. All the student made bowls will be on display and each dinner guest will select a handmade bowl to take home as a reminder of all the "empty bowls" in the world.  The dinner is an array of delicious soups, breads and desserts donated by wonderful local restaurants and caterers.  Live entertainment will be provided by our own Carmel High Singers and Songwriters Guild

    The tickets to Empty Bowls Supper are just $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Food Bank for Monterey County's "Kids Now" program. This program helps kids in our greater community get nutritious food at times when the school lunch programs are not available. Tickets can be purchased using the order form attached or by clicking here. The order link is also located on the front page of the Carmel High website.

    You have the option to reserve the bowl that your student made. If you would like to do this, please either use the attached form or send me, Diana Vita dvita@carmelunified.org, an email indicating your student’s name and the period and teacher of the class in which they made the bowl. Please note reserved bowls must be paid for in advance of the Empty Bowls Supper. Please pay online or in the ASB office before the end of the school day on Monday.

    We hope you will bring your whole family to enjoy an amazing evening here at CHS!

     

    AP Testing – one more week…

    Good luck to our AP students! There will be no block periods next week due to AP testing. Students will attend all 7 periods each day (M,T,W,F), with school out at 3:00. Next Thursday, students will attend all seven classes but we will maintain office hours and release at 2:15. If you have any questions please check the website, look at the daily bulletin, or call the office.

     

    Padre Parents

    Senior Minute Party

    Today at break, CHS Seniors were treated to a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the last Minute Party of their high school career! They were treated to burritos, cookies and fun gift bags! Thank you to all the hard working volunteers for your time and talents: Susan Abrahams, Rita Cricchio, Sandra Staples, Lynn Cordell, Laura Shirk, Kristin Augustine, Kimberly White, Murial Lin, Nan Lansdowne and Lisa Morgan.

     

    Sober Grad

    Each year wonderful and hardworking CHS parents spend countless hours preparing for a Sober Graduation Event that provides our graduates an opportunity to be together as a class for one last time. This is absolutely where you want your senior to be on the night of graduation and it will be a safe and fun environment. If you are a parent of a senior – please make sure she/he gets signed up to attend Sober Grad 2017! If you have any questions or are available to help out – please contact the Sober Grad Committee Chair - Boryana Griffin, boryanakgriffin@gmail.com.

     

    Teacher Appreciation Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

    Thank you to Padre Parents and all the wonderful volunteers for the amazing Teacher Appreciation Fiesta today! Teachers enjoyed delicious food, beautiful flowers and valuable prizes. It was wonderful! Thank you to all the volunteers for donating your valuable time and your hard work.

     

    CHS Literary Magazine (Yearbook)

    The 2017 Cypress Literary Magazine is coming out at the end of May! Run, don't walk, to the ASB office to purchase yours for only ten dollars! The Cypress is a compilation of student art, poetry, essays, and spring events that we couldn't get into the yearbook. Your work and photos are probably in it, so get yours now!

     

    College and Career Center

    Attention Junior Athletes: May 31st is the deadline to submit an application for the Positive Coaching Alliance Triple Impact Competitor Scholarships. PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson.

     

    Seniors: Scholarship season is quickly winding down; don't miss out on your chance to get rewarded for your hard work over the past four years. For any questions related to College and Career Center activities, please contact Patricia Hunt phunt@carmelunified.org

     

    CHS Mock Trial

    Good luck to our State Champion Mock Trial Team as they head to Connecticut to compete at Nationals. The team leaves May 9th and teachers Bill Schrier and Joe McCarty will be taking the following students; Mindy Morgan, Anna Gumberg, Sara Phillips, Madeleine Fontenay, Becca Goren, Teejan Saddy, Alex Poletti, Julia Sudol, Megan Kou.

     

    Activities

    Battle of the Grades was a great success this week. Students dress up and showed their school spirit. After a competitive rally, there was a tie breaker game between the Sophomores and the Seniors with the Seniors coming out ahead. Seniors will enjoy treats on Monday at break and lunch for their entire class.

    Many students participated in the Monterey County Office of Elections High School Voter Competition this week in their Social Studies classes. It was great to see how many students were eager to get registered to vote so they can participate in the election process.

     

    Results of our ASB and Class Officer Elections

    2017-18 Elected Officers:

    ASB President: Diego Cabrera

    ASB Vice President: Gabrielle Obligation

    ASB Secretary: Sophia Collins

    ASB Treasurer: David Huh

    Commissioner of Spirit: Nick Krueger

    Commissioner of Recognition: Paige Hartley

    Commissioner of Publicity: Raen Gallup

    Commissioner of Athletics: Jessica Pavloff

     

    Class of 2018 Officers

    Senior Class Pres: Tara Jones

    Senior Class Vice President: Keely Laughlin

    Senior Class Sec/Treas: Jessica Hwang

    Class of 2019 Officers

    Junior Class Pres: Julianna Smith

    Junior Class Vice President: Sarah Saito

    Class of 2020 Officers

    Soph Class Pres: Sebastian Hendricks

    Soph Class Vice President: Marcus Lo

    Soph Class Sec/Treas: Brynn Womble

    Battle of the Grades was a great success this week. Students dress up and showed their school spirit. After a competitive rally, there was a tie breaker game between the Sophomores and the Seniors with the Seniors coming out ahead. Seniors will enjoy treats on Monday at break and lunch for their entire class.

     

    Many students participated in the Monterey County Office of Elections High School Voter Competition this week in their Social Studies classes. It was great to see how many students were eager to get registered to vote so they can participate in the election process.

     

    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 Lovers of Carmel Beach will be holding beach clean-up events from 10am to noon on the third Saturday of every month. Meet at the bottom of Ocean Avenue and bring your C.S. form. There is also an opportunity to do beach clean-up on Thursdays after school. Contact Lauren Banner at lcoltrell@me.com for info.
    • The MCHA needs volunteers for their annual Hospitality Employee Appreciation Day at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, May 31st. Contact is Bonnie Adams at 626-8636 or info@mcha.net to sign up and/or for more information.

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents     

    Parents! Don’t let your graduate miss out on wearing a fresh flower lei at graduation! You can order a flower lei in the webstore on the Carmel High School website. The lei will be delivered to your student right before they walk out to graduation so you don’t have to worry about picking one up that day or accidentally leaving it at home. The cost is $25 and supports the student club This Club Saves Lives with a variety of community service projects they do throughout the year. Here is a link to the order page:https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/carmel_high_school_o/index.php?l=product_list&c=75

     

    Seniors can earn 10 community service hours by participating in Senior Service Day, assisting at the MCOE Field Day (Special Olympics) event. We need 30 volunteers to help this event run smoothly. These hours will fulfil your requirement for the senior trip. See Mrs. Vita to sign up.

    We are working on a senior video for the whole senior class to wrap up the year with something memorable. We need you to send in pictures and videos of you and your friends from any year! It can be all the way from kindergarten! Send them to benwebersemail@yahoo.com by May 22nd!

    • 5/1- 5/12         AP Test Window
    • 5/18-19           Senior Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22                Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/22 -26          Senior Week
    • 5/24-31           Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1         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 

    • AP Testing May 1st through the 12th
    • A Very Potter Musical – student performance in the Black Box May 5th, 6th, 7th, & 13th
    • Mock Trial Team to Nationals – May 9th to 14th
    • Open House/Art Show/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)
    • Community Service Field Trip to Special Olympics in Salinas May 12th
    • 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
    • Singer Songwriters Guild – May 26th Cafeteria 7:00 p.m.
    • Memorial Day – no school Monday, May 29th
    • 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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  • 4-28-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 5/1/2017

    Hello Parents,

    Open House/Empty Bowls

    All of the our freshman students have been making ceramic bowls for the upcoming 4th Annual Empty Bowls - Soup and Bread Supper, to be held in conjunction with the Carmel High Open House and Art Show on Wednesday, May 10th.

    The student made bowls are awesome, very colorful and creative. Between the Freshmen, Juniors and Art students -  we have created over 450 bowls for this year’s Empty Bowls service project to benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County. The Soup and Bread Supper is the grand finale of the Empty Bowls project. All the student made bowls will be on display and each dinner guest will select a handmade bowl to take home as a reminder of all the "empty bowls" in the world.  The dinner is an array of delicious soups, breads and desserts donated by wonderful local restaurants and caterers.  Live entertainment will be provided by our own Carmel High Singers and Songwriters Guild

    The tickets to Empty Bowls Supper are just $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Food Bank for Monterey County's "Kids Now" program. This program helps kids in our greater community get nutritious food at times when the school lunch programs are not available. Tickets can be purchased using the order form attached or by clicking here. The order link is also located on the front page of the Carmel High website.

    You have the option to reserve the bowl that your student made. If you would like to do this, please either use the attached form or send me, Diana Vita dvita@carmelunified.org, an email indicating your student’s name and the period and teacher of the class in which they made the bowl. We hope you will bring your whole family to enjoy an amazing evening here at CHS

     

    Summer School

    Please look for an email from the counseling department regarding summer school. Counselors have been meeting with students who would benefit from Summer School and to provide them with the required Summer School registration form. Students who have received a “D” or “F” grade in a core class should consider enrolling in summer school. In order to guarantee a space for your student in Summer School, the registration form must be returned to your student’s counselor, Mrs. Goodbody or Mrs. Francis, by May 5th.

     

    AP Testing

    Good luck to our AP students! There will be no block periods the next two weeks due to AP testing. Students will attend all 7 periods each day (M,T,W,F), with school out at 3:00. For the next two Thursdays, students will attend all seven classes but we will maintain office hours and release at 2:15. If you have any questions please check the website, look at the daily bulletin, or call the office.

     

    Padre Parents – Sober Grad

    Each year wonderful and hardworking CHS parents spend countless hours preparing for a Sober Graduation Event that provides our graduates an opportunity to be together as a class for one last time. This is absolutely where you want your senior to be on the night of graduation and it will be a safe and fun environment. If you are a parent of a senior – please make sure she/he gets signed up to attend Sober Grad 2017! If you have any questions or are available to help out – please contact the Sober Grad Committee Chair - Boryana Griffin, boryanakgriffin@gmail.com.

     

    CHS Literary Magazine (Yearbook)

    The 2017 Cypress Literary Magazine is coming out at the end of May! Run, don't walk, to the ASB office to purchase yours for only ten dollars! The Cypress is a compilation of student art, poetry, essays, and spring events that we couldn't get into the yearbook. Your work and photos are probably in it, so get yours now!

     

    CHS Amnesty Club

    Students in our Amnesty International Club are working hard under the leadership of senior, Sam Campione, to spread awareness of Human Trafficking. The Club is sponsoring a speaker tomorrow, Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Theater. Pease see the attached flyer and thank you Sam and fellow CHS students for your compassion and concern for this horribly serious issue. Also, Jamba Juice Buy-One-Get-One-Free cards are being sold on campus to raise funds for the Amnesty Club's upcoming Human Trafficking Awareness Event. The cards are $10 each and can be used 6 times for a “buy one get one free smoothie” – see Mrs. Vita in the ASB Office.

     

    College and Career Center

    Attention Junior Athletes: May 31st is the deadline to submit an application for the Positive Coaching Alliance Triple Impact Competitor Scholarships. PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson.

    Seniors: Scholarship season is quickly winding down; don't miss out on your chance to get rewarded for your hard work over the past four years. Scholarship deadlines approaching include the Carmel Masonic Lodge, Carmel Valley Kiwanis, Hacienda Hay & Feed Scholarships, and the Hellenic Institute Essay Contest.

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

     

    Job Opportunity -- The Carmel Fireplace Inn and The Briarwood Inn are looking for a part time employee, who will share the traveler’s enthusiasm for this wonderful town. Hours: 1:00pm-5:00pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday. Position open immediately to begin training. Please come into the office of The Carmel Fireplace Inn on San Carlos Street and 4th Avenue in Carmel to fill out an application.

     

    CHS Mock Trial

    Good luck to our State Champion Mock Trial Team as they head to Connecticut to compete at Nationals. The team leaves May 9th and teachers Bill Schrier and Joe McCarty will be taking the following students; Mindy Morgan, Anna Gumberg, Sara Phillips, Madeleine Fontenay, Becca Goren, Teejan Saddy, Alex Poletti, Julia Sudol, Megan Kou.

     

    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 Lovers of Carmel Beach will be holding beach clean-up events from 10am to noon on the third Saturday of every month. Meet at the bottom of Ocean Avenue and bring your C.S. form. There is also an opportunity to do beach clean-up on Thursdays after school. Contact Lauren Banner at lcoltrell@me.com for info.
    • CMS needs volunteers to help after school with the CMS Chili Feed on Thursday, May 4th. Contact Rosaleen Trambley at rrtrambley@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer.
    • The MCHA needs volunteers for their annual Hospitality Employee Appreciation Day at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, May 31st. Contact is Bonnie Adams at 626-8636 or info@mcha.net to sign up and/or for more information.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents     

    Seniors can earn 10 community service hours by participating in Senior Service Day, assisting at the MCOE Field Day (Special Olympics) event. We need 30 volunteers to help this event run smoothly. These hours will fulfil your requirement for the senior trip. See Mrs. Vita to sign up.

    We are working on a senior video for the whole senior class to wrap up the year with something memorable. We need you to send in pictures and videos of you and your friends from any year! It can be all the way from kindergarten! Send them to benwebersemail@yahoo.com by May 22nd!

     

    • 5/1- 5/12       AP Test Window
    • 5/3                 Sober Grad Night meeting - 6pm CHS Library
    • 5/3-5              Sober Grad Committee handing out Sober Grad Night Invitations and permission slips to Seniors in breezeway at                                        lunchtime
    • 5/5                 Community Service and Swim Test must be completed
    • 5/18-19          Senior Trip to Universal Studios
    • 5/22               Senior Scholarship and CSF Recognition Night
    • 5/22               Deadline to turn in Sober Grad Night forms to ASB Office
    • 5/22 -26         Senior Week
    • 5/24-31          Senior Finals
    • 5/31- 6/1       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 Night

     

    Happenings and Info 

    • CHS Spring Music Concert April 28th, 7:00 p.m. CHS Theater
    • AP Testing May 1st through the 12th
    • A Very Potter Musical – student performance in the Black Box May 5th, 6th, 7th, & 13th
    • Mock Trial Team to Nationals – May 9th to 14th
    • 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)
    • Community Service Field Trip to Special Olympics in Salinas May 12th
    • 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
    • Singer Songwriters Guild – May 26th Cafeteria 7:00 p.m.
    • Memorial Day – no school Monday, May 29th
    • 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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  • 4-21-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 4/21/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    CHS Prom

    Prom is tomorrow at Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz – have fun and be safe. Attendees, check in between 5:00 and 5:30 at the CHS Theater. Don’t be late or the buses will not leave on time. If you have not turned in a prom permission slip you will not be able to attend.

     

    CHS ASB

    Next week is Battle of the Grades! There are dress up days all week and on Friday dress according to your grade level and prepare yourself for a COMPETITIVE rally! Monday: Dress to Un-impress, Tuesday: Carmel Gear, Wednesday: Crazy Sock Day, Thursday: America & Camo Day, Friday: Grade Colors (Freshman: Black) (Sophomore: Grey) (Junior: White) (Senior: Red).

     

    CHS Literary Magazine (Yearbook)

    The 2017 Cypress Literary Magazine is coming out at the end of May! Run, don't walk, to the ASB office to purchase yours for only ten dollars! The Cypress is a compilation of student art, poetry, essays, and spring events that we couldn't get into the yearbook. Your work and photos are probably in it, so get yours now!

     

    Voter Registration Drive

    Carmel High School is participating in the first annual High School Voter Registration Competition sponsored by Monterey County Elections. In Social Studies classes, 10th-12th graders, have the opportunity to register to vote next week from April 25th to April 27th. The school with the highest rate of participation will receive recognition by the Secretary of State and Board of Supervisors. While students need to be 18 years of age to vote in elections, 16 and 17 year olds can pre-register during this time and be officially registered when they turn 18. 

     

    CHS Automotive Students

    Best of luck to our automotive students who are with Mr. McFarlin at MPC and competing against other high school and college students in automotive repair. Students competing are: Gio Lopez, Tio Turrini-Smith, Matt Small, Parker Spranza, Jake Headley, Luke Danzer, Griffin Mattingly, Juan Diego Salinas, Richard Guerrero, Kevin Klein, Uriel Martinez-Resendiz, and Abe Ramirez. Go Padres!

     

    CHS Amnesty Club

    Students in our Amnesty International Club are working hard under the leadership of senior, Sam Campione, to spread awareness of Human Trafficking. The Club is sponsoring a speaker on Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Theater. Pease see the attached flyer and thank you Sam and fellow CHS students for your compassion and concern for this horribly serious issue. Also, Jamba Juice Buy-One-Get-One-Free cards are being sold on campus to raise funds for the Amnesty Club's upcoming Human Trafficking Awareness Event. The cards are $10 each and can be used 6 times for a “buy one get one free smoothie” – see Mrs. Vita in the ASB Office.

     

    College and Career Center

    Attention Junior Athletes: May 31st is the deadline to submit an application for the Positive Coaching Alliance Triple Impact Competitor Scholarships. PCA awards scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 (depending on location) to high school athletes, based on their essays explaining how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson.

    Seniors: Scholarship season is quickly winding down; don't miss out on your chance to get rewarded for your hard work over the past four years. Scholarship deadlines approaching include the Carmel Masonic Lodge, Carmel Valley Kiwanis, Hacienda Hay & Feed Scholarships, and the Hellenic Institute Essay Contest.

     

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

     

    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 Lovers of Carmel Beach will be holding beach clean-up events from 10am to noon on the third Saturday of every month. Meet at the bottom of Ocean Avenue and bring your C.S. form. There is also an opportunity to do beach clean-up on Thursdays after school. Contact Lauren Banner at lcoltrell@me.com for info.
    • The Carmel Lions Club needs volunteers to serve water and Gatorade to the runners and walkers in the Big Sur Marathon on Sunday, April 30th. See Mrs. Vita to sign up or get more information.
    • CMS needs volunteers to help after school with the CMS Chili Feed on Thursday, May 4th. Contact Rosaleen Trambley at rrtrambley@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer.
    • The MCHA needs volunteers for their annual Hospitality Employee Appreciation Day at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, May 31st. Contact is Bonnie Adams at 626-8636 or info@mcha.net to sign up and/or for more information.

     

    Padre Parents – Sober Grad

    Thank you for today’s Senior Minute Party - A big sunny thank you to the following parent volunteers who helped provide our seniors with a refreshing summer themed minute party today at break! Among other treats seniors enjoyed delicious pastries, beautiful fresh fruit, colorful sunglasses and bubbles! Thank you to Sandra Staples, Murial Lin, Susan Abrahams, Lynn Cordell, Rita Cricchio and Kristin Augustine.  Please remember – the minute parties are leading up to what we hope to be 100% attendance of our graduates at Sober Grad Night.

     

    Carmel High School APPRECIATES very much our hard-working parent volunteers, thank you for donating your valuable time!

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents     

    We are working on a senior video for the whole senior class to wrap up the year with something memorable. We need you to send in pictures and videos of you and your friends from any year! It can be all the way from kindergarten! Send them to benwebersemail@yahoo.com by May 22nd!

     

    • 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 

    • CAASPP Math Testing April 18th – 21st
    • Prom April 22nd – Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz
    • CHS Spring Music Concert April 28th, 7:00 p.m. CHS Theater
    • 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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  • 4-7-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 4/7/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    SBAC Testing

    The week of April 17th – 21st, we will be on a special schedule due to 11th grade Math SBAC testing.  Monday will be a normal, seven period day.  Tuesday and Thursday will include Office Hours in the morning, followed by blocks 2, 4, and 6.  Wednesday and Friday will host blocks 1, 3, 5, and 7.

    Parents, please remind your Juniors that this is an important test for a number of reasons. Our teachers look at these results to reflect and improve their teaching, so in turn our students learn more.  Further, more and more colleges look at these scores, which can result in them being exempt from Math and English placement exams for college.  Also, the higher scores we receive, the more it validates our students GPA's.  This helps increase likelihood of our student’s college acceptance. Al we ask is what should always be the standard – do your best.

    CHS Journalism: A message from our student editors …

    Dear readers, 

    For the transition into spring, The Carmel Sandpiper has brought you a number of light stories, from a review of the movie “Ghost in the Shell” to a feature on the near-deadly game of "Assassins" Carmel High seniors play every spring. For all those music lovers out there, be sure to check out our review of the Academy Award-winning soundtrack from “La La Land” and a piece on how CHS students attend and rock out at Coachella, a popular music festival in mid-April.

    This month, The Sandpiper also looks into some heavier topics, including an investigation into teen usage of electronic cigarettes and prescription medication as well as their effects, focusing on their presence at Carmel High School.

    Download the entire edition online at https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4103.

    Welcome to spring, Padres. We hope it treats you well.

    Anna Gumberg and Melissa Pavloff, editors-in-chief

     

    CHS Amnesty Club

    Students in our Amnesty International Club are working hard under the leadership of senior, Sam Campione, to spread awareness of Human Trafficking. The Club is sponsoring a speaker on Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Theater. Pease see the attached flyer and thank you Sam and fellow CHS students for your compassion and concern for this horribly serious issue. Also, Jamba Juice Buy-One-Get-One-Free cards are being sold on campus to raise funds for the Amnesty Club's upcoming Human Trafficking Awareness Event. The cards are $10 each and can be used 6 times for a “buy one get one free smoothie” – see Mrs. Vita in the ASB Office.

     

    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 Lovers of Carmel Beach will be holding beach clean-up events from 10am to noon on the third Saturday of every month. Meet at the bottom of Ocean Avenue and bring your C.S. form. There is also an opportunity to do beach clean-up on Thursdays after school. Contact Lauren Banner at lcoltrell@me.com for info.
    • MEarth will be hosting work days in their organic garden on Saturday April 8 and 15 from 9am-12pm. Please email MEarth's volunteer coordinator, Melissa Lopez, at melissa@mearthcarmel.org or sign up at http://signup.com/go/ST9Hmq
    • 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.
    • The Carmel Lions Club needs volunteers to serve water and Gatorade to the runners and walkers in the Big Sur Marathon on Sunday, April 30th. See Mrs. Vita to sign up or get more information.
    • CMS needs volunteers to help after school with the CMS Chili Feed on Thursday, May 4th. Contact Rosaleen Trambley at rrtrambley@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer

     

    Big Sur Bus Schedule Changes (a reprint of a message sent to parents from CUSD)

    This is a message from the Carmel Unified School District with important information about Big Sur bus schedule changes to take effect after the April breakClick here for Bus Routes

    The new trail has been an important link to school transportation, and so far it has resulted in many more students' being able to attend school. The main concerns we have heard are from Carmel Middle and Carmel High School families with students south of the bridge who are missing first period, and from families with students north of the bridge who are losing up to 30 minutes of precious morning time before the bus arrives.

    The good news is that as the days are getting longer, we are able to adjust the pickup time at the Pfeiffer Trail, which results in a more normal schedule for most Carmel Middle and Carmel High School students. (See attached.)  We believe this new schedule has multiple benefits for CMS and CHS students. For students south of the bridge, it takes advantage of the growing morning daylight hours and provides access to first period classes. It allows students north of the bridge a chance to catch up on much-needed sleep.

    Captain Cooper families south of the bridge, please note that elementary students will no longer have the option of riding the high school/middle school bus in the morning.

    The schedule will go into effect starting Monday, April 17.

    On a related note, with the rains anticipated for Friday, we ask families south of the bridge to use your best judgement about the safety of the trail on that day. 

    Thank you for adjusting to these schedule changes as conditions continue to improve.

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents     

    If you are a parent of a student who is planning to attend the senior trip, please read through the attached information sheet regarding the Senior Grad Bash at Universal Studios.  I also encourage you to speak to your student, as some students who had their trip paid for … never actually followed through with any paperwork --- which means they are not signed up for the trip. If you have any questions please contact senior advisor, teacher, Mrs. Dawn Hatch at dhatch@carmelunified.orgClick Here for Form

     

    SENIORS!! We are working on a senior video for the whole senior class to wrap up the year with something memorable. We need you to send in pictures and videos of you and your friends from any year! It can be all the way from kindergarten! Send them to benwebersemail@yahoo.com by May 22nd!

     

    • 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 

    • 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 – Cocoanut 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 10thClick here for flier
    • 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 spring break and we’ll welcome students back on Monday, April 17th. Rick Lopez, CHS Principal

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  • 3-31-17

    Posted by Tina Gerow at 3/31/2017

    Hello Parents,

     

    CHS Mock Trial

    Congratulations to Mock Trial the 2017 California State Champions! This past weekend, team members Mindy Morgan, Anna Gumberg, Rachael Schroeder, Madeleine Fontenay, Sara Phillips, Melissa Pavloff, Alex Poletti, Teejan Saddy, Becca Goren, Kevin Kamm, Julia Sudol, Joyce Doherty, TJ Sullinger, and Megan Kou, went undefeated and won the California State Mock Trial Championships in Riverside. Mindy Morgan and Anna Gumberg both received individual best attorney awards. The team is now 15-0 in tournaments this year, having won the county, state, and world championships. In May, the team will represent California at the national high school mock trial tournament in Connecticut. WAY TO GO PADRES! Our fantastic MT Coaches are teachers Bill Schrier and Joe McCarty. Bill sent the following letter to the CHS faculty and staff, and although it is a bit of a read it will give you more insight into the accomplishment and the struggle our kids face.

     

    Dear Colleagues,

     

    As the team and I come down from the events of this past weekend, I wanted to share with you a few highlights and also let you know what's on the horizon for many of the members of the team.

     

    First, when the note I've attached was read to the several hundred students, parents, and coaches in attendance, EVERYONE in the hall rose to their feet and gave our students a standing ovation.  It was acknowledgement that not only were our students the state champions, but that they had also earned the affection and respect of each and every one of the other competitors.  I've never seen anything like it before, except with this team.  They are as fierce a group of competitors as you'll ever see, but they do it with incredible poise, kindness, and respect for their opponents, integrity, and love for each other.  Honestly, the state title is great, but the positive feelings they engender in their opponents is a much bigger acknowledgement of who they are as young men and women.  They have reflected so much credit on themselves, their families, and this community, that it's hard to overstate.

     

    From the outset of the tournament, it was clear to me that they were destined to accomplish great things.  In the first round, we drew La Reina HS from Ventura County.  La Reina has won state championship in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013, and they were national runners-up in 2013.  Once the draw became clear, many of the other coaches began consoling me -- as if our tournament were over.  I told them that our team had come to State not for easy trials, but to be challenged and go against the best of competition.  When the dust settled on Friday night at 8 p.m., it was clear that the four-time state champion had been vanquished.  And that was the start of an epic weekend.  Through the next three rounds our students were faced with an array of tough teams, many of whom resorted to gamesmanship to try and gain an advantage.  Nothing worked.  And nothing changed our students' presentation.  Simply put, they were paragons of integrity and fair play.

     

    On Sunday morning, in the final at the Riverside Historic Courthouse, the team put on the finest trial in our program's history, and we now know the result.  A mock trial team from a school of 850 students will represent the state of California at Nationals in May.

     

    Which leads to my next purpose in writing this note.  Nationals occurs at just the wrong time for these students.  It begins on the Thursday of the second week of AP testing, and it is in Connecticut.  That means we will have to leave on Tuesday, which means significant disruptions to AP testing schedules and other year-end activities.  I offer whatever help I can in helping you accommodate them with the realization that none of us have any control over when our AP tests are administered.

     

    Homework completion, as well, as been adversely affected by the past weekend's events.  Last night, I heard several of the students express concern about not having been able to complete homework for some of their classes because of the exhaustion and emotional toll that winning a state title demands. That they were concerned about that shortly after winning a state title is also a testament to their character and the love and respect they have for all of you. Once again, if there is anything I can do to support you and them in getting caught up, including pulling students out of my class, proctoring tests after hours or on weekends, please let me know.  I can't do enough to support these students after all they have done for us.

     

    Finally, I am deeply grateful to all of you for supporting the program and the students in the way you have over the years. I don't just mean letting them travel on field trips. I mean providing the mentoring, education, and love that enabled each and every student to achieve greatness this weekend.  Every incisive line of examination, every eloquent phrase uttered by a witness, every critical decision made in the heat of trial was the product of the world class education you're all providing.  They write their material -- not their coaches.  They make the tactical choices during the trial -- not me.  They respond to the unforeseen with clear and well reasoned responses because you have taught them how to do so and given them innumerable opportunities to refine their skills and abilities.  

     

    One example in particular stands out.  Yesterday, I noticed that our bailiff (and cop) Rachael Schroeder was controlling the courtroom with tremendous precision.  I commented to her after the trial that it seemed as if what she was doing were choreographed.  It was.  Rachael had taken the things she has learned from Kristine over the past four years and applied them to mock trial.  No one told her to do so.  That was her idea, but it was informed by years of training that she got in our dance program.  And it was magnificent.  Just telling you about it brings tears to my eyes.

     

    Today, we're heading back from Riverside a very happy, but exhausted and emotionally raw bunch.  It's going to be challenging for many of the students (and me) to reintegrate ourselves after such a heady weekend.  Just know how grateful we are for your support.

     

    Bill

     

    Student Writers

    CHS English teacher, Mike Palshaw recently received the following message -- Thank you for encouraging your students to enter Central Coast Writers 2017 Short Story Contest. It is my pleasure to inform you that Anna Gumberg’s story, “Cascade Cart”, has won first place! Two others were also semi-finalists, making it into the top fifteen stories. They were Teejan Saddy for “Kathryn”, and Gunnar Cumming for “Trails of Time”. In all, ninety-four participants submitted stories, representing eleven high schools in Monterey County and twenty-four different teachers. A panel of eight judges carefully considered the submissions in a blind judging and was impressed by the caliber of all the writing. Anna has been invited to attend our April 18 general meeting where she will read her story aloud and receive a check for $300. Her story and photo will be on the CCW website, http://centralcoastwriters.org/, as of March 29th.

     

    Congratulations Anna, Teejan, and Gunnar … and thank you Mr. Palshaw!

     

    CHS Robotics

    Good luck to the Carmel High RoboRockinBots, Team 2035, as they compete at San Jose State this weekend! They had a great run in San Francisco and missed winning it all by just a few points!

     

    CHS Music

    Attention All Music Lovers! Come hear our talented string players from elementary, middle and high school perform at the upcoming District Orchestra Festival next Wednesday, April 5 from 7-9 p.m. at the CHS Performing Arts Center. The CUSD Music Boosters is arranging a cookie reception immediately following the performance in the lobby, and would like to ask for your help. You may sign up with the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f44aba62da31-cusd6

     

    College and Career Center

    Seniors: scholarship deadlines next week include: Gen Giammanco Foundation Scholarships, Monterey Peninsula Audubon Society Scholarships, Dr. Tak Hattori Memorial Scholarship, The Ken Wehde Memorial Scholarship. Attention Senior Football players - the deadline to submit the Keenan Tyler Lucero Scholarship is Thursday, April 6th. Pick up a copy of the application in the College & Career Center. Return applications to Mrs. Hunt.

     

    Juniors: Carmel Valley Rotary Club is sponsoring two girls and two boys to their annual Leadership Summer Camp - Camp Royal from June 8 - 13th. This is a FREE leadership camp for rising seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential. Applications are available in the College & Career Center. Deadline to apply is Friday April 7th.

     

    CHS Athletics

    Carmel High School is a member school of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).  The PCA is conducting a workshop here, on campus, Friday April 7th for student athletes.  The workshop is a great tool for our athletes, and would be well worth their attendance.  Please contact Athletic Director, Golden Anderson, at ganderson@carmelunified.org if you have any questions. If you would like to look for more information on PCA here is the link to their website, http://www.positivecoach.org/

     

    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 Lovers of Carmel Beach will be holding beach clean-up events from 10am to noon on the third Saturday of every month. Meet at the bottom of Ocean Avenue and bring your C.S. form. There is also an opportunity to do beach clean-up on Thursdays after school. Contact Lauren Banner at lcoltrell@me.com for info.
    • MEarth will be hosting work days in their organic garden on Saturday April 8 and 15 from 9am-12pm. Please email MEarth's volunteer coordinator, Melissa Lopez, at melissa@mearthcarmel.org or sign up at http://signup.com/go/ST9Hmq
    • 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.

     

    Peru Trip

    Hello fellow travelers, there is still time to sign up for the Peru Summer of 2018 non-school sponsored excursion organized by Forum Prometour.  We currently have 20 adventure seekers and registration is still open.  Consider the opportunity to learn about another country, culture and language. Contact Tricia Bean at Carmel High for more information.  tbean@carmelunified.org or 624-1821 ext. 3710

     

    Important Dates for Seniors and Senior Parents     

    • 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 5/30-
    • 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 

    • 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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  • 3-24-17

    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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