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 or Patricia Hunt at 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

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

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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: 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. 


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








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