• TW@CHS 1/17/20

    Posted by Jon Lyons on 1/17/2020

    Good Evening Padres,

    If your family is anything like mine, a three day weekend is a welcome sight on the calendar. While we all may look forward to the additional time off, I think it is also essential we all remember the man for whom we celebrate and the impact Dr. King’s words still have on us today. King famously wrote, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” I am honored to work at an institution that requires students to engage in community service as a core value of the educational plan. While this weekend may not be the time in your household, I do challenge each of you (myself included) to dedicate time and resources to engaging with the larger community and reach out to others in a method you feel is most appropriate. Each day I am amazed at the levels of compassion our students show for each other and I know that is due in large part to you as parents. I will continue to set  our students on a call to action to embody Dr King’s words and seek out ways to do good for others. 

     

    The Week Behind

    This week was very much the calm before the scheduling storm. The counseling team and I have been hard at work updating the course catalog and preparing for class registration for the 2020-2021 school year. We will begin by meeting with the incoming 9th grade students in the upcoming weeks, followed by the current 9th-11th students. A separate email outlining the entire process is forthcoming so keep an eye on your inboxes.

    The Week(s) Ahead

    Next week is a busy week on campus highlighted by our Visual and Performing Arts Show on Wednesday February 22nd at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to see all the hard work students in these programs are doing. The show will also be previewed for 8th grade students from CMS on Wednesday Morning and the CHS student body will get the chance to see it on Thursday during the morning at special assemblies.  We will also be having our Elective Fair on Friday January 24th. The Elective fair is a chance for students to see what programs are out there to sign up for next year. Often our electives are the outlets for students to showcase their passions and develop new talents through these innovative classes. 

     

    Do your kids have more art supplies than you have space for? Consider donating them to the art supply drive! the CHS Interact Club is holding a drive for new and gently used art supplies to benefit Syrian refugee children. The drive goes through Friday, January 24, and donation boxes are located in the library, Mrs. Govan's room, and Mr. Buran's room.

     

    Just a friendly reminder if you plan to visit our campus. As part of our larger district-wide focus on safety, CUSD is implementing the Raptor Visitor Management system at all of our school campuses. This system instantly screens all visitors, volunteers, and contractors against the sex offender registries in all 50 states. Starting January 6, 2020 all visitors to our schools will be required to check in at the front office with a picture ID. Please remember to bring your picture ID to your child's school each time you visit.

     

    Padre Parent Corner

    Please join Carmel High School Athletic Boosters at this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am as we once again provide the volunteers for the concession at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Ocean Road concession. This is a great opportunity to support CHS Athletic Boosters and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am as we raise monies to support our student athletes, sports medicine program and coaches. Last year we earned close to $7000 thanks to our awesome volunteers who donated their time! We were praised by all for our volunteers enthusiasm, exceptional customer service, speed and professionalism as they whipped up all of those beverages!

    All monies earned by CHS Athletic Boosters volunteer efforts go directly to our student athletes by way of a per athlete donation for all sports programs at Carmel High School. These monies are also used for grants  and contribute to the Boosters scholarship program. Please consider volunteering your time and help us with this great opportunity.

    To sign up under volunteer at:  www.carmelhighathleticboosters.org

     

    Friday, February 8th will be the BIG DAY at MPCC and would greatly appreciate as many volunteers as possible on this day. For every 4.5 hour volunteer shift on any day you will be provided a lunch & pass to watch and enjoy the tournament!



    Need Something? Here’s a Link:

    Here are some links that can be helpful in finding out more information about what is going on at school:

    THE DAILY BULLETIN: 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4566

    THE SANDPIPER:

    https://www.carmelunified.org/domain/567

    THE VIDEO BULLETIN: 

    http://www.padretv.org/bulletins-and-shows.html

    COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES: https://www.carmelunified.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2153

    COUNSELING NEWSLETTER: (NEW)

    https://www.carmelunified.org/cms/lib/CA01000917/Centricity/Domain/266/December%20Counselor%20Newsletter.pdf

    PADRE PARENT MEETING MINUTES/PRESENTATIONS: (NEW)

    https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4046

     

     

    Go Padres,

     

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  • TW@CHS 1/10/20

    Posted by Jon Lyons on 1/10/2020

    Good Evening Padres,

      

    Welcome to 2020! I am so happy to have our Padres back on campus and ready to go into the new semester. 

     

    The Week Behind

    Our staff has been working this week on finalizing semester grades and have encountered some glitches in Aeries. This may delay printing report cards for a day or two but will not impact those students in need of a mid-year transcript sent off to colleges. We ask that you are patient as we work through these issues

    The Week(s) Ahead

    As the weather gets colder we get an increase in student drop off and pick up from the front of the school. This increase means that it is essential that we all work together to ensure all students are safe. Please follow the directions of our campus staff about where to drop off and wait for pick up. It can be easier to pick up in the afternoon if parents wait for 15 minutes until after the bell to enter the parking lot. This allows us to get our student drivers out with minimal issue. Students are welcome to wait for a ride in the library. We appreciate that all parents have other commitments in the afternoon but if possible try to arrange for pick up of your child slightly later in the day. We are continuing to explore ways to improve the overall drop off and pick up flow in the lot and appreciate everyone’s cooperation. 

     

    The Carmel Interact Club, in conjunction with the Stevenson Interact Club, is holding an art supply drive to benefit Syrian refugees. Please consider donating new or gently used art supplies or monetary donations. Collection bins will be located in the library and in various classrooms from Monday, January 13 through Friday, January 24. To see a photo of some of the Syrian refugee children at the Syrian border refugee camp, check out the post on Instagram or Twitter @Carmel_Interact 

     

    Padre Parent Corner

    We hope you all had a nice break and were able to enjoy quality family time. It is hard to believe we are halfway through the 2019/2020 school year. Half of the Padre Parent board will have our youngest child graduate in 2020 or 2021. We need parents to shadow in the 2020/2021 school year for the following positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Webmaster.  We will also be losing our Social Media Coordinator this year, so we will need to fill that position for the 2020/2021 school year. If you are interested, please contact Lisa Morgan at: lisamorgan1965@icloud.com.

     

    We will be sending out the 2019/2020 school directory this month. If you indicated in InfoSnap that you wanted your information included and have changed your mind please notify Lisa Morgan at: lisamorgan1965@icloud.com NO LATER THAN Friday January 17th.

     

    Our next student of the month recognition will be on Friday January 17th, when we will be recognizing the December students. Our February Padre Parent meeting will be on Thursday February 6th at 8:00 AM in the CHS Theater foyer - we hope to see you there.

     

    Post-holiday Sober Grad reminder: Every year at graduation we provide great prizes for our seniors heading out to college and the work world; things like microwave ovens, mini-fridges, and command hooks for dorm rooms, power strips, Costco and Uber gift certificates, bicycles, and Razor scooters for any 18 year old. Your gift is tax deductible. We're also working hard to get local businesses to donate some of these items. In addition, if your family found a gift under the tree that you're not sure you'll use, please consider donating it to Sober Grad. Please email carmelhighsobergrad@gmail.com or contact Jill Movahedi. In addition, our annual rummage sale will be on March 28 at CHS. Please start setting aside new and gently used items for donation. More info to come next month.

    Go Padres,

     

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  • Holiday Message to Students

    Posted by Jon Lyons on 12/20/2019

    Good Afternoon Padres,

     

    With finals in the rearview I hope you all have some time to relax, binge your favorite shows, maybe check out the new Star Wars film, and spend some time with family and friends. I want to share with you how immensely proud I am of all of you for the dedication I have seen you put in to your studies that I am sure will be rewarded. It is now time for you to take a little personal stock. Make sure you continue to carve out time for yourself to recharge your battery and practice self-care. It is also time to watch out for each other so we can all succeed. Check in on your friends to make sure they are okay. Offer to spend time together to reconnect with them on an emotional level. It is easy for us to get lost in our own thoughts and get isolated from others so please keep each other in mind over this holiday break. Remember, WE GOT THIS!

     

    It is my great joy to be able to see all of you in action and I count myself very lucky to be a small part of your education. 

     

    Enjoy the break and we will see you all in 2020!

     

    Go Padres

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  • TW@CHS 12/20/19

    Posted by Jon Lyons on 12/20/2019

    Good Evening Padres,

      

    On behalf of the entire Carmel High Faculty, I would like to wish you all a happy holiday and I hope your students enjoy their break. 

     

    The Week Behind

    Most of this week has been spent in finals. Students should be aware that grades will not be final until we return from break on January 7th at which time we will mail out report cards. Teachers may not be responding to email during the break as they are also spending time with their families so please be patient as we wrap up the semester. 

    The Week(s) Ahead

    We look forward to seeing all the students on the 7th of January. Some students may have their scheduled adjusted based on changes in needs for TA’s or students fulfilling a needed graduation requirement. Students will be able to see their new schedules via Aeries on January 7th. Some students will have “SEE COUNSELOR” on their schedule indicating a need to replace a class. These changes will only affect a small amount of the school population. If you have any questions please contact your child’s counselor when we return. 

     

    Need Something? Here’s a Link:

    Here are some links that can be helpful in finding out more information about what is going on at school:

    THE DAILY BULLETIN: 

     https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4566

    THE SANDPIPER:

    https://www.carmelunified.org/domain/567

    THE VIDEO BULLETIN: 

    http://www.padretv.org/bulletins-and-shows.html

    COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES: https://www.carmelunified.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2153

    COUNSELING NEWSLETTER: (NEW)

    https://www.carmelunified.org/cms/lib/CA01000917/Centricity/Domain/266/December%20Counselor%20Newsletter.pdf

    PADRE PARENT MEETING MINUTES/PRESENTATIONS: (NEW)

    https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4046

     

     

    Go Padres,

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  • TW@CHS 12/13/19

    Posted by Jon Lyons on 12/13/2019

    Good Evening Padres,

      

    I hope all of you are beginning to turn your thoughts to the holidays, wrapping those last few presents (or in my case, starting your shopping!) and looking forward to time with family and friends. CHS has been getting into the holiday spirit which will culminate with the marvelous Winter Concert next Friday evening that will surely be a highlight of the year.  

     

    The Week Behind

    I am very excited to share with everyone those students who were recognized as our November Students of the Month. Our theme for November was Connected Citizens. Click below to view our November Student of the Month Award Recipients. This past month's theme was Connected Citizens. Connected Citizens are those who engage with issues of local, state, national, and international importance, contribute to a positive school culture and community communicate purposefully, clearly, and respectfully foster healthy relationships and work collaboratively. You can view the entire list here

    A huge thank you to the ASB for the amazing Week of Winter celebration. I think our students all needed a bit of fun at this time of year. It was heartwarming to see kids playing and interacting with each other during our Country Fair on Thursday at Lunch. We also saw a cavalcade of holiday sweaters, cozy PJ’s, holiday hats and accessories to keep the campus’ atmosphere jolly. It was more proof that even the biggest of kids are still kids at heart!

    Having said that, this is also a key time for most of our students as they head into finals week. Please make sure students are checking in with their teachers to ensure they have all they need to be successful as they wrap up the first half of the year. It is also essential that they are keeping healthy eating and sleeping habits. No amount of studying is worthwhile if a young man or woman is not in the right mental space to accept it. 

    The Week(s) Ahead

    Next week is Finals week. The Bell Schedule for the week is as follows:

    12/16 Regular 7 Period Day

     

    12/17 Period 1 FINAL       7:45-9:45 am

              Break                      9:45-10:10 am 

              Period 2 FINAL       10:10-12:10 pm

     

    12/18  Period 3 FINAL      7:45-9:45 am

               Break                     9:45-10:10 am 

               Period 4 FINAL      10:10-12:10 pm

     

    12/19  Office Hours          7:45-9:45 am

              Break                      9:45-10:10 am 

              Period 5 FINAL       10:10-12:10 pm

     

    12/20  Period 6 FINAL      7:45-9:45 am

               Break                     9:45-10:10 am 

               Period 7 FINAL      10:10-12:10 pm

     

    Grades for the semester will not be finalized until January 7th.

     

    As part of our larger district-wide focus on safety, CUSD is implementing the Raptor Visitor Management system at all of our school campuses. This system instantly screens all visitors, volunteers, and contractors against the sex offender registries in all 50 states. Starting January 6, 2020 all visitors to our schools will be required to check in at the front office with a picture ID. Please remember to bring your picture ID to your child's school each time you visit.

     

    Padre Parent Corner

    Students of the Month “Connected Citizens” for the month of November were recognized today with a treat from Padre Parents during break. Thank you to Miera Cacciola, Vivi Fenwick, Mona Calis, and Jennifer Cardinale for helping out. 

    Sign up to help at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0845aead2ca31-carmel4

     

    Join us THIS Monday @ IL Fornio -Carmel 5:30-6:30pm for a Holiday Social & Raffle Drawing!

     

    LAST CHANCE to get your tickets!

    SUPER BOWL RAFFLE & PRIZES sponsored by Padre Parents 

    • Tickets $25 each or 5 for $100--All monies raised support our students
    • Drawing Monday, December 16 (need not be present to win)
    • YOU can SELL tickets to friends, family, work colleagues, neighbors
    • YOU can BUY tickets and hopefully get a winning ticket
    • Get tickets from Patricia Hunt in College & Career Center phunt@carmelunifed.com or fax/mail in online order formwww.padreparents.org
    • Grand Prize :2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Miami, FL and $2000 cash plus 20+ other great prizes!

     

    Carmel High Scholarship Foundation

    Thank you for your continued support of the Carmel High School Foundation. As we close out 2019, we invite you to help change the lives of our students. 

    Funded by contributions from our alumni, parents, and supporters, the Carmel High School Foundation (CHSF) runs two dynamic programs that help Carmel Unified high school students. The Scholarship Program offers need and merit-based college scholarships to graduating seniors. The Ron Stoney Educational Pathways Program (RSEPP) awards need based grants to students in grades 9 through 11. These grants fund life-changing educational and vocational opportunities outside of Carmel High School. 

    Last year, the Foundation awarded 32 scholarships totaling over $40,000 and 8 RSEPP Awards amounting to almost $10,000. These Carmel Unified high school students are thriving because of the help they received from CHSF. Unfortunately, our current level of funding doesn’t allow us to reach all of our students who need assistance. And that’s where you can help. Please partner with us to fulfill our mission by making a donation. You can trust that your donation will go directly to aid our students. Together we can make a difference in the lives of our students and our community. 

    We are also pleased to announce that the Ron Stoney Educational Pathways Program (RSEPP) application is now available. This program offers deserving 9-11th grade students an opportunity to experience programs that will benefit their career and college pathways. The RSEEP funds may be used for a variety of educational opportunities including but not limited to:

     

    • Area-of-study programs (STEM/STEAM, music, arts, etc.)
    • Leadership Development Programs
    • Language Immersion and Cultural Enrichment Experiences
    • College Preparation Programs such as SAT/ACT tutoring, application  workshops, etc.
    • Summer Internships

    The application deadline is Jan. 20th and is available in the College & Career Center See Mrs. Hunt or Mr. DePalatis if you have any questions. To continue sponsoring our future leaders please consider a generous donation! Contribute by going to our website www.carmelhighschoolfoundation.org 

     

    Sober Grad

    In the middle of the holiday season flurry, please consider adding Sober Grad to your shopping list. Every year we provide great prizes for our seniors heading out to college and the work world; things like microwave ovens, mini-fridges, and command hooks for dorm rooms, power strips, Costco and Uber gift certificates, bicycles, and Razor scooters for any 18 year old. Your gift is tax deductible. We're also working hard to get local businesses to donate some of these items. In addition, if your family finds a gift under the tree that you're not sure you'll use, please consider donating it to Sober Grad. Please email carmelhighsobergrad@gmail.com or contact Jill Movahedi.

     

     

    Go Padres,

     

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  • TW@CHS 12/6/19

    Posted by Jon Lyons on 12/6/2019

    Good Evening Padres,

     

    I hope everyone has been safe as we deal with all the rain and cold weather. CHS staff has been working hard to keep the hallways clear and the puddles to a minimum as we head into the home stretch of the first semester. 

      

    The Week Behind

    Our CHS Drama department began performances of the winter classic, “It’s a Wonderful LIfe” produced as a live radio play. The play is running this weekend with shows on Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 4pm in the CHS Black Box Theater. It will also have performances next weekend as well. If you can’t make it to the school you can view a live stream coordinated by our Video Production Department on 12/13 at 7pm by visiting http://www.padretv.org/.

     

    As we wrap up the Fall Sports season we wanted to share all the great accomplishments of our Fall Athletes;

    Girls Tennis

    Finished 5th in the PCAL Gabilan Division

    • Gabilan End of Season Individual tournament Qualifiers: Singles - Anastasia Zolotova & Kea Yengst.  Doubles teams - Kandace Kimes/Chelsea Olvera and Alyson Sullivan/Jordan Chiewpanich.
    • Sherille Tupino was nominated for the Gabilan Division Sportsmanship Award.

    Girls Golf

    Finished 2nd Place the PCAL Gabilan Division

    • Brenna Ozel, Elle Bohlman, Makenna Tarsitano, Sophie Southard, Shannon Smith and Ariana Smith qualified for the CCS Tournament

    Girls Volleyball

    18-14, 8-4 in League

    3rd Place in League

    CIF CCS Division 4 Semi Finalist

    • Emma Crabbe named Monterey Herald All-County Player of the Year
    • Emma Crabbe and Karoline Ruiz Named PCAL Gabilan Division First Team

    Football

    6-6 Overall, 3-4 in League

    CIF CCS Division 4 Semi Finalist

    Kai Lee, Lavar Edwards and JT Byrne were selected first team all League. Dakota Mornhinweg, Amir Brown and Benicio Cristofalo were selected second team all League. 

    Boys Water Polo

    16-11, 8-3 in League

    2nd Place in League

    CIF CCS Division 2 Runner Up (First Time in School History)

    • Drew Holland was chosen as the PCAL Gabilan Division Offensive Player of the Year. 
    • Nate Miglaw and Zack Brady also made first team. 

    Girls Water Polo

    12-3, 11-1 in League

    PCAL Mission Division Champions

    CIFCCS Wid Card 

    • Erin Trotter was selected as the PCAL Mission Division Offensive Player of the Year
    • Sonya Buran made first team.  

    Cross Country

    Girls -- Team competed in the CIF CCS Division 4 Race finishing in 12th Place 

    • Sophia Davi (35th), Phoebe Varjian (60th), Marina Hobson (72nd), Gianna Herrera (74th), Pearl Chavez (76th), Marie Mathews (89th)

    Boys -- 3 Runners qualified for CIF CCS Division 4 Race

    • Dylan Craig (58th), Aiden Tarantino (64th), Kieren Daste (72nd)

    Girls Field Hockey

    6-6-2, 6-1-1 in League

    PCAL Mission Division Co-Champs (First Time in Program History)

    The Week(s) Ahead

    Students will be able to participate in our Week of Winter next week. We will have games and activities all week to get everyone into the holiday spirit. The dress up days are as follows:

    Monday: PJ Day

    Tuesday: Ugly Sweater Day

    Wednesday: Ski Day

    Thursday: Flannels and Boots Day

    Friday: Holiday Accessories Day

     

    As part of our larger district-wide focus on safety, CUSD is implementing the Raptor Visitor Management system at all of our school campuses. This system instantly screens all visitors, volunteers, and contractors against the sex offender registries in all 50 states. Starting January 6, 2020 all visitors to our schools will be required to check in at the front office with a picture ID. Please remember to bring your picture ID to your child's school each time you visit.

     

    Finals are coming up and as such we are increasing our time adding some additional opportunities for students in need of help from teachers. On Thursday December 12th CHS teachers will be available from 2:30 to 3:30 to assist students with final exam preparations. Final Exams will take place December 17-20. The exam schedule can be accessed on the school website. 

     

    Padre Parent Corner

    Thank you to those parents who attended our most recent Padre Parent Meeting, If you missed out you can get caught up by viewing the presentation here. 

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vpE_0y5r32BzDBHmwGotLKR87juVJ38Ra7MOF2W-9IE/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Amazon Smiles It’s getting close to the holidays and many of you may be shopping on-line. By visiting www.smile.amazon.com, your purchases will be benefiting our students. 

    It’s very easy to do by following these steps:

    1. Visit smile.amazon.com
    2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
    3. Choose Carmel Padre Parents Club
    4. Start shopping and CHS earns .05%!

     

    7th Annual SUPER BOWL RAFFLE & PRIZES sponsored by Padre Parents

    1. Tickets $25 each or 5 for $100--All monies raised support our students
    2. Drawing Monday, December 16 (need not be present to win) 
    3. YOU can SELL tickets to friends, family, work colleagues, neighbors
    4. YOU can BUY tickets and hopefully get a winning ticket
    5. Get tickets from Patricia Hunt in College & Career Center phunt@carmelunifed.com or fax/mail in online order form www.padreparents.org
    6. Grand Prize :2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Miami, FL and $2000 cash plus 20+ other great prizes!

     

    Help us make this annual fundraiser a success! All proceeds go directly back to OUR students to help fund student organizations, student scholarships, music programs, and sports teams. A BIG THANK YOU to ALL that have bought or sold tickets already. Thank you for your support and we hope you have a winning ticket!

     

    Monday, December 16th @ 5:30pm Padre Parent Holiday Social and Super Bowl Raffle Drawing—Il Fornaio Rotunda in Carmel

     

    Padre Parents hosted a festive holiday-themed Teacher & Staff Appreciation luncheon today. There were an amazing spread of hearty winter salads, sliced ham, fresh breads & rolls, a variety of cheeses, fresh fruits, homemade desserts, Martinelli's sparkling cider, flavored & unflavored water, holiday wrapped candies, and holiday flower arrangements all generously contributed by these wonderful parents: Kathy Nitayangkul, Miera Cacciola, Tammy Richardson, Vivi Fenwick, Christina Moreau, Mona Calis, Carolyn Staehle, Lisa Steiny, Lori Benak, Melissa Krueger, Regan Mornhinweg, Christian Katzenberg, Jill Movahedi, Jackie Rashed, Sarah Myers, Diane Tarantino, Kelley Langmann, Angie Bode, Dana Grove, Molly Moran, Christine Reed, Satu Terian, Jennifer Cardinale, Lisa Morgan, Kris Gibbs, Mary Rice, Lisa Brinton, Caroline Brady, Kimberly Whittaker, Leona Zacek, Lauren Pereles, Sonia Ikemiya, Cerry Rasmussen, Sharon Jackson, Liz Turner, Shari Dinkel, Robin Mayer, Stephanie Ortiz, Lisa Falkel, Aly Kurz, Annie Lademan, Andrea Ibessaine, Sara Maguire, Elizabeth Marsh, and Lisa Allison. 

    We would also like to thank Kimberly Whittaker for taking the lead, Christina Moreau for being 2nd in command and staying for the entire event, Lauren Pereles for helping set-up, Angie Sullivan for setting up our sign-up genius, & Lisa Dwelle, Rosa Hong, Murial Lin, and Mona Calis for clean-up duties. Please excuse us if we accidentally left out any other parents. 

    Thank you for this special treat to our teachers, staff, and custodians! This event could not be made possible without the support from our fabulous CHS parents! 

     

    In the middle of the holiday season flurry, please consider adding Sober Grad to your shopping list. Every year we provide great prizes for our seniors heading out to college and the work world; things like microwave ovens, mini-fridges, and command hooks for dorm rooms, power strips, Costco and Uber gift certificates, bicycles, and Razor scooters for any 18 year old. Your gift is tax deductible. We're also working hard to get local businesses to donate some of these items. In addition, if your family finds a gift under the tree that you're not sure you'll use, please consider donating it to Sober Grad. Please email carmelhighsobergrad@gmail.com or contact Jill Movahedi.

     

    Need Something? Here’s a Link:

    Here are some links that can be helpful in finding out more information about what is going on at school:

    THE DAILY BULLETIN: 

     https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4566

    THE SANDPIPER:

    https://www.carmelunified.org/domain/567

    THE VIDEO BULLETIN: 

    http://www.padretv.org/bulletins-and-shows.html

    COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES: https://www.carmelunified.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2153

    COUNSELING NEWSLETTER: (NEW)

    https://www.carmelunified.org/cms/lib/CA01000917/Centricity/Domain/266/November%20Counselor%20Newsletter.pdf

    PADRE PARENT MEETING MINUTES/PRESENTATIONS: (NEW)

    https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4046

     

     

    Go Padres,

     

     

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  • TW@CHS 11/22/19

    Posted by Jon Lyons on 11/22/2019

    Good Evening Padres,

     

    Since it is likely I will not send an email next Friday let me wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope everyone will spend some valuable time with family and friends.

      

    The Week Behind

    A huge congratulations to our Dance Program for the amazing Dance Show they recently put on. I was a great joy to see so many students doing something they are passionate about and showcasing their talents. 

    Our most recent grading period has now concluded and grades will be mailed home on Tuesday. This is a good opportunity to check in with your students as they round the corner and prepare for finals. If a student is in need of support, please do not hesitate to reach out to a teacher or counselor to find out about availability of office hours on Thursdays. 

     

    The Week(s) Ahead

    On Tuesday December 3rd, CHS will be conducting a school wide training on the ALICE program to address concerns regarding violent intruder incidents. While not an enjoyable conversation, we have felt it is essential to have all students be aware of what to do if someone came to our school to do harm. Students will be given a presentation in a special 4th period by teachers who have been trained to deliver this information. Our video production class has created a short video to outline the ALICE process. That video can be viewed here. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6ntcWte91k and more info about ALICE can be heard here https://anchor.fm/padrecast/episodes/Episode-2---Safety--School-e7p90t. Our counseling staff will be available to students who demonstrate a sensitivity to this material but we feel it is essential for all students to be aware of choices they can make if this horrible event happened here. We will also review this material with parents at the next Padre Parent Meeting in December. I want to stress that CHS is engaged in our process and that it may be presented differently if you have children at some of our other schools. Each school will roll out the program in an age appropriate fashion. Please also refer to the district website and the superintendent’s special bulletin if you have additional questions. https://www.carmelunified.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=6935&dataid=22687&FileName=WeAreCarmelUnified%20September%202019%20Special%20Safety%20Edition.pdf

     

     

    Carmel High will be celebrating "Giving Tuesday" on Tuesday, December 3rd (Tuesday after Thanksgiving) and we invite all students and Carmel High Families to participate.

     

    We have lots of options for how students can give on Giving Tuesday:

    •       Bring a gift for the CASA gift drive (see attached list of suggested items)
    •       Bring food for our food drive for the Food Bank of Monterey County (see attached list)
    •       Donate spare change to the Red Cross (collection cans around campus)
    •       Make a holiday card for those away from home during the holidays. (Library)
    •       Make a blanket with This Club Save Lives (Room C)
    •       Donate a purse to Princess and the Purse
    •       Decorate a market bag (Library)
    •       Make a friendship bracelet (Library)
    •       Sign up for a beach cleanup or restoration project.

    We will have bins for your donations in the breezeway and the library. Students can make cards, friendship bracelets and decorate market bags in the library at break and lunch.

     

    Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement! Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.

     

    Additionally, The district's Parent Satisfaction Survey is now open at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSGRLWL. We do this survey every other year to get input from parents that will guide our improvement efforts, including our Local Control and Accountability Plan. The district is committed to reviewing the results and reading every comment in an effort to better understand what is working well and what needs improvement. We want to hear from all of our parents, so please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your opinion matters to us! Please complete the survey(s) by November 26th. Thank you

     

    Padre Parent Corner

     

    SUPER BOWL RAFFLE & PRIZES sponsored by Padre Parents 

    • Tickets $25 each or 5 for $100--All monies raised support our students
    • Drawing Monday, December 16 (need not be present to win)
    • YOU can SELL tickets to friends, family, work colleagues, neighbors
    • YOU can BUY tickets and hopefully get a winning ticket
    • Get tickets from Patricia Hunt in College & Career Center phunt@carmelunifed.com or fax/mail in online order form www.padreparents.org
    • Grand Prize :2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Miami, FL and $2000 cash plus 20+ other great prizes!

     

    Amazon Smiles It’s getting close to the holidays and many of you may be shopping on-line. By visiting www.smile.amazon.com, your purchases will be benefiting our students. 

    It’s very easy to do by following these steps:

    1. Visit smile.amazon.com
    2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
    3. Choose Carmel Padre Parents Club
    4. Start shopping and CHS earns .05%!

     

    Students of the Month  “Successful Individuals” for the month of October were recognized today with a treat from Padre Parents during break. Thank you to Miera Cacciola, Christina Moreau, Vivi Fenwick, Mona Calis, Emily Few and Deborah Kimes for helping out. A big thank you to Molly McRae for coordinating these wonderful events!

    Sign up to help at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0845aead2ca31-carmel4

      

    Go Padres,

     

     

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  • TW@CHS 11/15/19

    Posted by Jon Lyons on 11/15/2019

    Good Evening Padres,

    I want to share a little bit of the experience I saw on Thursday at school. I was able to watch part of the first day of the Breaking Down The Walls experience. This is not the first of these type of events I have seen in my time in schools but this time it was different. As I wandered around from group to group I saw students share their triumphs and trials with each other, which is par for the course for this event. However, what was truly unique was sitting side by side with students were teachers, administrators and a member of our CUSD Governing Board. They were not just supervising but sharing on a peer to peer level in an honest and supportive manner and in return they received the same compassion and care from our students. There are days when I am reminded why this is such a special place for kids to learn and this was definitely one of them. It is not just words to say our adults care about our students, it was apparent in their actions. It made me smile and I hope, if your child participated in either day, they walked away with the same feeling of comfort of being part of the Padre community. 

      

    The Week Behind

     

    One of our students, Brooke Miller, recently launched the second year of  a campaign called Princess and the Purse. The program asks for the community/students/friends/family/coworkers to give freely in the way of a donation of a gently used purse, filled with NEW items a homeless woman would not be able to purchase for herself. (some examples are hats, gloves, scarves, gift cards for food, toothpaste/brush, etc) Some fill with jewelry or make up, but nothing creates a boundary on the simple joy of giving.  Last year we were able to collect 100 purses and we very generously gave to women in the Girls Inc Organization, Carmel Mission's "Woman in the Woods'' initiative, & Marina's Homeless Solutions Organization. This year we already have eager Carmel River Elementary School, Carmel High School, Pacific Grove Police Department, Pebble Beach Resorts, and Carmel Police Dept, just to name a few of our partners and drop off locations. We encourage anyone who is able to support this initiative to please donate. 

     

    The Week(s) Ahead

    The CHS Dance department has been working for the past few months to prepare for their Dance showcase that will take place next Thursday and Friday at 7pm in the Theatre. Recently the Dance classes have performing at other CUSD schools to show their talent and passion for all forms of dance. The dance show is a student choreographed experience which touches many forms of classic and modern dance. This a show not to be missed so please make time to come and enjoy the show. 

     

    This coming Friday, November 22nd CHS will be administering the Challenge Success survey to all students. This survey is created by the Challenge Success program through Stanford University as a way to measure student social/emotional needs. The data is a valuable resource for us as we craft a social emotional learning program that provides support for all students. A learned colleague of mine shared that in other countries the philosophy in education is with every increase in academic rigor brought up on a student there should be an equal amount of support provided. I am hopeful that the survey will begin to show us how to best support our students while maintaining our academic standing. However, if a parent wishes to opt their student out of the survey they can do so by submitting this form below.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzu3Hq7BVFaub010dnpfSFpqSzVPdnJSQTlmZGN1b0tmZVd3/view?usp=sharing

     

    For more information about the work of the Challenge Success initiative please visit www.challengesuccess.org

     

    Additionally, The district's Parent Satisfaction Survey is now open at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSGRLWL. We do this survey every other year to get input from parents that will guide our improvement efforts, including our Local Control and Accountability Plan. The district is committed to reviewing the results and reading every comment in an effort to better understand what is working well and what needs improvement. We want to hear from all of our parents, so please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your opinion matters to us! Please complete the survey(s) by November 22. Thank you

     

    Human Trafficking  Prevention Resources

         As required by Ca. Ed. Code 49381, districts are required to provide to parents of students in grades 6-12 with information on human trafficking prevention resources. In consultation with the Monterey County Office of Education, we selected these resources to share with parents. 

    US State Dept.  - 15 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

    protect.org - Human Trafficking Prevention Education and Training

    National Human Trafficking Hotline

    En Español - National Human Trafficking Hotline

     

    We will be hosting our Community Service Fair on Wednesday November 20th. This event is held every year to showcase opportunities for students to fulfill their service requirement. We will have over 30 organizations that will showcase ways for our students engage with the community in a positive way. This is in line with the part of our school vision of creating connected citizens who can work in the larger Carmel ecosystem for the benefit of others.  

     

    Padre Parent Corner

    It’s getting close to the holidays and many of you may be shopping on-line.

    By visiting www.smile.amazon.com, your purchases will be benefiting our students. It’s very easy to do by following these steps:

    1. Visit smile.amazon.com
    2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
    3. Choose Carmel Padre Parents Club
    4. Start shopping!

    SUPER BOWL RAFFLE tickets on sale NOW in the College and Career Center!  Drawing Monday, December 16. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. 

    The raffle is a school-wide fundraiser sponsored by Padre Parents to help support scholarships, clubs, fine arts, music boosters, athletics, etc. Each group keeps 80% of the profit to help fund their needs.

    The Raffle Grand Prize is 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Miami and $2000 cash.

    We need YOU to help spread the word on this incredible event and SELL tickets to your friends, families, work colleagues, and neighbors. YOU can also BUY tickets for yourself. Who knows maybe you will have a winning ticket!

    Contact Molly at padreparentstreasurer@gmail.comor Patricia Hunt at phunt@carmelunifed.com for tickets, questions, prize donations, or to help.

     

    We are on the PODCAST bandwagon:

    For those of you on the go we have a podcast that outlines all the great activities we have here on campus as well as provides some insights into how we are working toward providing an innovative and exciting high school experience. To subscribe to the PADRECAST just search for it in your favorite podcast app, (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor) and subscribe. We are still learning how to make this effective but we hope it is another way to keep everyone informed. 

     

     

    Go Padres,

     

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  • TW@CHS 11/8/19

    Posted by Jon Lyons on 11/8/2019

    Good Evening Padres,

    Happy Veteran’s Day Weekend. To all our families who have members in the service we here at CHS extend our thanks and appreciation. 

      

    The Week Behind

      The past couple of weeks have seen a lot of activities for our visual and performing arts community. Students have showcased their talents at the recent Art Expo where industry professionals and college art teachers critiqued our young artists work. This experience will be valuable as students interested in a career in art develop their portfolios. We also saw our choir and orchestra students fill the theater with music. For these students the initial nerves I saw backstage gave way to thrilling performances and a demonstration of all the hard work they put into their craft. Halloween gave our Drama students a chance to create a chilling 1950’s inspired haunted house. These thespians took time and care to develop a spin tingling walkthrough for our students while displaying their talents for the outlandish. If you have not yet had a chance to see any of these groups work you are doing yourself a disservice. 

     

    The Week(s) Ahead

     

    Just a reminder that we are beginning to prepare for our annual Breaking Down The Walls experience next week. Breaking Down the Walls for High School students is a program designed to unify, empower, and engage every student to create a positive and supportive campus culture. Over the course of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, students will be given the chance to share their story and listen to each other in a caring and compassionate environment. The school is committed to developing a climate of care where all students can express themselves and we are confident this program will be a large part of us attaining that goal.  

     

    We will also be hosting our Community Service Fair on Wednesday November 20th. This event is held every year to showcase opportunities for students to fulfill their service requirement. We will have over 30 organizations that will showcase ways for our students engage with the community in a positive way. This is in line with the part of our school vision of creating connected citizens who can work in the larger Carmel ecosystem for the benefit of others.  

    Padre Parent Corner

    Today we had a wonderful Balanced Break brought in by our Padre Parents for all students to share. Thank you to parents Robyn Rauh, Rita Patel, Kristen Hunter, Rosa Hung, Sarah Myers and Lisa Morgan and an extra shout out to Kimberly Whitaker for organizing the event. Thank you also Mrs. Powers for providing the music. 

    Thank you to those parents that joined us at our last Padre Parent Meeting. If you missed out you can review the meeting minutes and the presentation made by the school on CAASPP, AP, ACT and SAT data by visiting the link below in our links section. 

    SUPER BOWL RAFFLE tickets on sale NOW in the College and Career Center!  Drawing Monday, December 16. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. 

    The raffle is a school-wide fundraiser sponsored by Padre Parents to help support scholarships, clubs, fine arts, music boosters, athletics, etc. Each group keeps 80% of the profit to help fund their needs.

    The Raffle Grand Prize is 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Miami and $2000 cash.

    We need YOU to help spread the word on this incredible event and SELL tickets to your friends, families, work colleagues, and neighbors. YOU can also BUY tickets for yourself. Who knows maybe you will have a winning ticket!

    We are still in need of volunteers to help on the  Super Bowl Raffle committee

    The raffle committee helps to collect additional raffle prizes for the drawing, marketing the raffle to the community, promoting  ticket sales, planning the night of drawing event. Meetings are Friday’s at 8:00 am in the College and Career room.

    Contact Molly at padreparentstreasurer@gmail.com or Patricia Hunt at phunt@carmelunifed.com for tickets, questions, prize donations, or to help.

    We are on the PODCAST bandwagon:

    For those of you on the go we have a podcast that outlines all the great activities we have here on campus as well as provides some insights into how we are working toward providing an innovative and exciting high school experience. To subscribe to the PADRECAST just search for it in your favorite podcast app, (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor) and subscribe. We are still learning how to make this effective but we hope it is another way to keep everyone informed. 

     

    Need Something? Here’s a Link:

    Here are some links that can be helpful in finding out more information about what is going on at school:

    THE DAILY BULLETIN: 

     https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4566

    THE SANDPIPER:

    https://www.carmelunified.org/domain/567

    THE VIDEO BULLETIN: 

    http://www.padretv.org/bulletins-and-shows.html

    COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES: https://www.carmelunified.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2153

    COUNSELING NEWSLETTER: (NEW)

    https://www.carmelunified.org/cms/lib/CA01000917/Centricity/Domain/266/November%20Counselor%20Newsletter.pdf

    PADRE PARENT MEETING MINUTES/PRESENTATIONS: (NEW)

    https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4046

     

     

    Go Padres,

     

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  • TW@CHS 11/1/19

    Posted by Jon Lyons on 11/1/2019

    Good Evening Padres,

       I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. It was great to see so many of our students dress up and tap into the little kid that is still inside of them, even for a bit. 

      

    The Week Behind

      This past week was a nice opportunity to slow down a bit from the hectic Homecoming week of activities. Homecoming week is always so much fun on campus as students dress up and classes show their school spirit. I wanted to congratulate the class of 2023 on their win as they defeated the Seniors in a tightly contested week of competition. The Freshman class has been one of the most spirited and energetic groups I have encountered in quite a while and I hope they continue to show off their Padre Pride for the rest of the school year. Also a huge thank you to our ASB for putting on a great week culminating with a fantastic win by the football team and a wonderful dance on Saturday Night. 

    Last week we also rewarded our September Students of the Month. Students are selected by teachers who they feel exhibited one of our key attributes. This month we highlighted students who are helpful to others. Visit the school website to see the whole list of winners. Students received a certificate, a treat from Padre Parents and the coveted Carmel “C” sticker to show off around town!

     

    The Week(s) Ahead

    CHS will be hosting our Annual Art Expo on November 8th. This all day event allows our students to show off their art to local artists and get professional critiques on their work. We are also hosting students from other school in Monterey County as well as a professional luncheon to exchange ways the school can partner with the local community to enhance the value of art in the Carmel region. There will also be opportunities for students to seek out internships and network with people in the various artistic fields. Students in AP Studio Art 2D, 3D and Video Production 3 will be invited to attend. 

     

    We are beginning to prepare for our annual Breaking Down The Walls experience on November 13-15th. Breaking Down the Walls for High School students is a program designed to unify, empower, and engage every student to create a positive and supportive campus culture. The week kicks off with an exciting school-wide assembly on November 13th setting the tone; We are BETTER TOGETHER! All students will have the opportunity to hear a message that aims to remind students and staff how much they truly need one another. The presenter will train a pre-selected group of students on November 13th to lead small groups during a portion of the workshop experience. This 3-hour training will equip students with the vision of the program and prepare them to facilitate select activities during the workshop. 

    Our workshop days will be on November 14th and 15th. Each workshop day is 6 hours in length and includes up to 175 students and 25 student leaders. The workshop day guides students through the process of learning to laugh together (instead of at each other), creating a place of respect, and having the opportunity to hear other’s stories and share their own. There will be several debrief and follow up events throughout the remainder of the year to remind students that CHS is a supportive and caring place to learn. 

    Padre Parent Corner

    SUPER BOWL RAFFLE tickets on sale NOW in the College and Career Center!  Drawing Monday, December 16. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. 

    The raffle is a school-wide fundraiser sponsored by Padre Parents to help support scholarships, clubs, fine arts, music boosters, athletics, etc. Each group keeps 80% of the profit to help fund their needs.

    The Raffle Grand Prize is 2 tickets to the Super Bowl in Miami and $2000 cash.

    We need YOU to help spread the word on this incredible event and SELL tickets to your friends, families, work colleagues, and neighbors. YOU can also BUY tickets for yourself. Who knows maybe you will have a winning ticket!

    We are still in need of volunteers to help on the  Super Bowl Raffle committee

    The raffle committee helps to collect additional raffle prizes for the drawing, marketing the raffle to the community, promoting  ticket sales, planning the night of drawing event. Meetings are Friday’s at 8:00 am in the College and Career room.

    Contact Molly at padreparentstreasurer@gmail.com or Patricia Hunt at phunt@carmelunifed.com for tickets, questions, prize donations, or to help.

    Students of the Month for September “Helpful to Others” were recognized last Friday with a treat from Padre Parents. Congratulations to all the nominated students. Thank you to Miera Cacciola, Christina Moreau, and Deborah Kimes for helping out. Sign up to help at   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0845aead2ca31-carmel4

    Next Padre Parent Meeting - Thursday, November 7 @ 8:00 am, in the theater lobby. ALL are welcome!

     Visit our website. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter and instagram

     

    The annual FOCUS Fall Back Bash Auction is wrapping up tomorrow!!! After 11pm on Saturday, November 2nd, your opportunity to bid on and win highly desired items donated by the schools and local businesses will be gone, gone, gone! Whether you are interested in golf, special school performances, or reserved parking, don’t miss out…visit: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/2019-focus-fall-back-auction-8835 before time runs out!

     

    We are on the PODCAST bandwagon:

    For those of you on the go we have a podcast that outlines all the great activities we have here on campus as well as provides some insights into how we are working toward providing an innovative and exciting high school experience. To subscribe to the PADRECAST just search for it in your favorite podcast app, (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor) and subscribe. We are still learning how to make this effective but we hope it is another way to keep everyone informed. 

     

    Need Something? Here’s a Link:

    Here are some links that can be helpful in finding out more information about what is going on at school:

    THE DAILY BULLETIN: 

     https://www.carmelunified.org/Page/4566

    THE SANDPIPER:

    https://www.carmelunified.org/domain/567

    THE VIDEO BULLETIN: 

    http://www.padretv.org/bulletins-and-shows.html

    COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES: https://www.carmelunified.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2153

    COUNSELING NEWSLETTER: 

    https://www.carmelunified.org/cms/lib/CA01000917/Centricity/Domain/266/October%20Counseling%20Newsletter.pdf

     

     

    Go Padres

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