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. 

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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 or fax/mail in online order
  • 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 


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 or contact Jill Movahedi.



Go Padres,