Dear Cienega Families,
I would like to formally introduce myself as Cienega's new principal. I just finished up a memorable football season and now will be providing leadership to the entire school. I am proud and humbled to take over this position and am excited to serve all of you and our students.
Julia Kaiser, our interim principal and now assistant principal over the Freshman Academy, has done a fantastic job in leading us the past few months. She truly is a team player and cares so much for our students.
December is the month of finishing strong. Please take the time to go onto Power School and check your child's grades. High school grades are final at the end of each semester, and it is imperative that we push hard to finish strong academically. Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teachers if you need information about what you find on Power School.
December is also a great time to contribute your yearly tax credit. All 2014 tax credits must be turned in by December 31, 2014 for the 2014 tax year.
Tax Credit Contributions are a 100% dollar-for-dollar credit. For those that pay Arizona state taxes, for every dollar that is contributed, 100% will be returned back in their state tax return. Single families can contribute up to $200 per year, and married couples can contribute up to $400 per year.
Extra curricular programs at Cienega depend on tax credits to function. Tax credit contributions can be given to any club, sport, fine arts program, activity, or the greatest need. I would like to thank you in advance for contributing your tax credits to any of the extra curricular Cienega programs.
FIESTA BOWL...HERE WE COME!
Cienega's very own Copper Thunder Marching Band is performing in the 44th Annual Fiesta Bowl Parade on Saturday, December 27th. The parade starts at 11:00, although the band is near the end of the parade. The parade can be watched in the Phoenix area on ABC Channel 15 and it will be streamed online at www.abc15.com
SIGNING DAY FOR LADY BOBCATS!
Congratulations to the following Lady Bobcats for signing their letter of intent:
Treyanna Clay - Iona College - Girls Basketball
Melanie Cross - University of Wisconsin - Softball
Shelby Kennedy - Yale University- Softball
Kayla Green - New Mexico State - Softball
Kassidy Johnson - Utah State - Volleyball
Congratulations ladies. We are very proud of you!
CHEER 4TH IN STATE!
Congratulations to our Varsity cheerleaders for taking 4th place at the AIA State Qualifier competition on Saturday, November 15th! The girls competed with 25 teams throughout the State to earn their 4th place position! We are so proud of their hard work, commitment to excellence, and their well-deserved placement! We also want to give a shout out to their coaches for their outstanding leadership! The girls will compete again, January 24th, for a final State placement. Nice job Lady Bobcats!
TRACK & FIELD NEWS
Preseason practice starts January 6th. Interested students should meet at the stadium dressed out in sweat pants, t-shirt and athletic shoes. Students who wish to join the team need to pick up an athletic packet from the 400 office right away. Our parent meeting is on February 19th. The regular season starts on February 9th. We look forward to an amazing season!
Vail NJROTC cadets competed on Saturday, 6 December, at the NJROTC Area 11 Valley of the Sun Field Meet held at Moon Valley HS in Phoenix. NJROTC units from Arizona and Southern California competed. Our cadets did very well against the established schools in Area 11 and received trophies and medals in the following events:
2nd place in Color Guard
3rd place in Academics
3rd place in Curl Ups
3rd place in the 8 x 200 run
4th place in the 16 x 100 run
Our cadets are proud of their achievements considering this is only the second time they have competed in this event.
On Saturday, 22 November, Vail NJROTC cadets assisted the American Legion Post #109 Ladies Auxiliary with their Produce On Wheels - With Out Waste (POWWOW) community service event. POWWOW disperses fresh produce to communities throughout Southern Arizona and the metro Tucson and Phoenix areas. Anyone can donate $10 to shop up to 60 lbs. of fresh nutritional rescued produce, to share with neighbors, friends, family, or someone who's in need. The cadets were honored to lend a helping hand.
NJROTC cadets had the opportunity to visit Davis-Monthan AFB on Friday, 14 Nov. They had a "U.S. Navy" A-10 pilot come speak to them and they saw fire fighting and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) displays. They also visited the flight line where they boarded a C-130 and a HH-60 helicopter for a hands-on experience. The cadets are grateful to the U.S. Air Force for this great educational tour.
SOPHOMORE CLASS NEEDS YOUR HELP
Dear Cienega Teachers, Staff, and Families,
The sophomore officers in Student Council are working diligently on preparing decorations for Cienega's Winter Formal.
If you would be willing to let us use or have any of these supplies we would be very thankful. Please leave a note with the item(s) letting us know who you are, so that we can send you a thank you note. The items should be designated for Ms. Romeo or Mrs. Mat and are needed by December 18th.
- icicle lights
- white tree lights
- cotton balls
- white 11" x 8.5" computer paper
- popsicle sticks
- silver and/or gold spray paint
- silver and/or gold tulle
- fishing wire
Thank you for your help. We appreciate it very much.
Season's Greetings Bobcats!
I am thankful for YOU, our Bobcat VOLUNTEERS! Today, we celebrate YOU! Thank YOU for supporting our many causes with donations of YOUR Time, Talents, Food, Gift Cards and Money...YOU are AMAZING!
A special Holiday Thank You to our CAT FRAT volunteers, Angelica Rodriguez and St. Rita's Catholic Parish for providing Holiday meals for our Vail/Cienega families, and to our Cienega/Vail Community for adopting so many families this Christmas season!!! You know the true meaning of this season...GIVING and SHARING!
Have a Blessed Christmas and Holiday Season! Be safe.
IMPORTANT SENIOR INFO
Cap and Gown Information:
- The deadline to order your Cap and gown has passed. Go to Jostens.com to order ASAP.
- If you have not yet downloaded the SchoolWay, I highly encourage you to do so. The senior counselor sends push alerts to your Smart phone, or texts or emails if you don't have a SmartPhone. Go to http://www.myschoolway.com/vaill to download the App. Join the Vail School District, then Cienega High School and then the GROUP: Class of 2015
- SAT registration deadline for the January 24th test is December 29th. Go to collegeboard.org to register.
- ACT registration deadline for the February 7th test is January 9th. Go to www.actstudent.org to register
- Students and Parents may submit the FAFSA form AFTER January first, but NOT before. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov for details.
- To get a head start on the process go to www.pin.ed.gov to get your PIN. Both the parent and the student will need a PIN. You must have this in order to apply on line. This can be done now, so don't delay the process, get your PIN today!
- In order to have the best chances of receiving scholarships or financial aid at any of the state universities, seniors should have already applied to these schools. Do not delay any longer if you have not yet applied. For out of state or private colleges, deadlines vary. Go to the specific college website for deadlines and information.
- Scholarship opportunities are listed and updated on the Cienega Website on the "Counselor Page." View the site often for regular updates.
COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR 2015
Bobcat Parents and Partners:
My name is Rebecca Carrier. I have worked with many of you before to help to make Cienega High School's College and Career Fair a huge success. Our 2014-2015 Career Fair will take place on January 28, 2015 from 8:30 AM until 12:40 PM. I hope you will consider coming to share you college, career, and career opportunities for our students! We will have over 1,000 students circulate through the browse style fair throughout the day. Most of these will be sophomores and juniors, but there will be some freshman and seniors as well. If attending, please fill out and return the attached form to me at your earliest convenience (no later than January 16th please). If you prefer, you can call me and we can discuss this opportunity further! Thank you for enriching our Cienega family. I can be reached at 879-1825 or email@example.com. Please download flier below.College and Career Fair Flier
SCHOOL WAY APP
TUTORING AT CHS
PRINT FLIER HERE
PHAT CAT PRIZE WINNER
Congratulations to Kelsey Morgan for winning the Phat Cat drawing on Friday, December 12th...Kelsey won the Pizza Hut certificate good for one free item per month for a year! Congrats!
Thank you parents for your support of Cienega. We truly appreciate your involvement!
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