Dear Cienega Families,
It's hard to believe, but we are now in the final stretch of the 2014-2015 school year! This is traditionally our busiest time of year, so I'd like to highlight some upcoming events and
also recognize some of the amazing things our staff and students have accomplished recently.
Brittany Matsushino and Vanessa Romeo have done an incredible job with their organization and leadership of our Student Council program. Student Council students
are getting ready for the spring assembly along with our annual Junior-Senior Prom, which will be held this Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Savoy Opera House. Their enthusiasm and hard work has directly impacted the level of school spirit here at Cienega.
Under their leadership, our student council students developed a video for our revised dress code policy to better communicate the expectations of Cienega's dress code to our students. They did an incredible job! Please look at the link in the article below to view the video. As parents, your support and assistance with the dress code is always helpful.
Our fine arts department is in preparation for their spring performances and shows. Mr. Matsushino, Mr. Vega, Mr. Garmon, Ms. Armistead, Mrs. Gaylor, and Mrs. Latona are all
preparing to show us how incredibly hard they and their students have worked all year. It is this hard work and dedication that make our programs some of the strongest in the state. Below are some fine arts events to put on your calendar.
* Art Show, April 8th
* Taming of the Shrew, April 10th & April 11th
* Once on This Island musical, April 24th & April 25th
* Band Concert, May 4th
* Choir Concert, May 11th
Congratulations to Savannah Barnes and Paige Langford for presenting their science fair research poster at the BECUR Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Undergraduate Research conference at the University of Arizona on Saturday, February 21st. The title of their project is "Patterns of Egg Hatch Variability in
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Savannah and Paige represented Cienega High school well with their project and will move on to the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Science Fair (SARSEF) in March.
CHS STUDENTS RUN RAGNAR
The following CHS long distance track & cross country students competed in the Ragnar Del Sol 2015 relay race for 205.9 miles over the weekend. The awesome athletes ran this race and came in 1ST in High School Mixed Open division with a finish time of 29 hrs! They deserve some big congratulations on this HUGE accomplishment!! The runners were: Sam Dupras, Jake Hall, Zack Clifford, Jeung Park, Connor Tipping, Sionna Johnson, Caleb Blevins, Mitch Midel, Carlos Vizcaino, Alec White, Aron Carey and Emily Marie (from Andrada).
STUCO ADDRESSES DRESS CODE
Kudos to Cienega's Student Council! StuCo was asked to create a video about some of the dress code changes. This video shows some of the styles that do and do not meet dress code standard.
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To view the video in the highest quality, click on the "Settings" wheel at the bottom right hand corner of the video, and select "720p HD".
Great Job StuCo and to Mrs. Matsushino and Ms. Romeo for their leadership!
.5 HIGH FIVE
Student who improved their GPA by a .5 or higher from 1st to 2nd quarter were rewarded and recognized for this improvement.The Renaissance Club held an ice cream sundae party in their honor for about 160 Cienega students last month. This is an exciting new tradition that the Renaissance club will continue. Encourage your student to improve their GPA so they can join us!
CHS REPRESENTS AT
BLACK HERITAGE DAY
Some of our students from the African American Culture club attended the 7th Annual Black Heritage day in February... representing Cienega well!
On Saturday March 7, NJROTC cadets presented the Colors for The Tucson Challenger Little League Opening Ceremonies. The Challenger Little League is a division of Little League Baseball for boys and girls with physical and/or mental disabilities. Their ages range from 5-21. As always, our cadets did an outstanding job and were excellent Vail representatives.
Through a highly competitive process, Cadet Catalina Mitchell has been selected by the U.S. Naval Academy Dean of Admissions to attend the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS). The U.S. Naval Academy is located in Annapolis, MD. NASS is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. NASS will provide Cadet Mitchell the exceptional opportunity to become familiar with U.S. Naval Academy academics, physical training, and leadership programs. Cadet Mitchell's goal is to attend the U.S. Naval Academy when she graduates next academic year.
On Saturday, 28 Feb Vail NJROTC "Raider Team" competed at the Tombstone High School JROTC Raider Challenge. Events included modified U.S. Army physical fitness test, Litter Carry, Biathlon, Obstacle Course, Tire Flip Relay, 5K Endurance Run, Vehicle Pull and One-Rope Bridge. 17 JROTC Raider Teams from across Arizona and New Mexico competed in the event. Our Vail team was the only non U.S. Army JROTC team present at the meet. Our cadets placed 2nd in the Obstacle Course and 5k Endurance Run, and 3rd place in the Litter Carry and Tire Flip Relay.
IMPORTANT SENIOR INFO
Seniors and parents of seniors: If you want to stay updated on all of the details for this last semester of your high school career, be sure to download the SchoolWay app. Join the Vail School district, then Cienega High School, then the group "Class of 2015" Push notifications will be sent to you regarding scholarship deadlines, graduation information, grad night information and any last minute senior information. Go to http://www.myschoolway.com/vail
to download the app or use the web based app if you don't have a smart phone.
TSW RECEIVES GRANT!
TSW/Vocational Training program was awarded a grant from Tucson Clean and Beautiful. The grant will provide the Cienega campus with 30 more new trees over the next year and $500.00 towards the beautification of the 300 Building court yard. Students from the TSW program will work together with students from Cienega's Landscape Design and Graphic Design classes to design and implement the enhancements to the courtyard. Student workers in the TSW/Vocational Training program will provide ongoing and future maintenance and upkeep for our beautified courtyard.
Shown in the picture are Julie Wilson, B.J. Cordova, Development & Communications Director, Dean Nourse, and Sandra Mooney.
MORE SENIOR PARENT INFO
Senior Parents!! - Is your senior ready for graduation? Cap and gown ordered? All fines paid in bookstore, cafeteria, library? Grades passing? SEP presentation ready to go? Figured out what dress clothes they will wear that night under their gown? Told employer they need May 20th and May 21st off? Found their name on the seating chart?
Time is running short - lets finish strong!!!
Kaliméra! HELLO FROM GREECE!
The Cienega World History Club traveled to Greece over spring break, a once in a lifetime trip for 27 students and many family members. Students took guided tours through some of the most notable landmarks in history, ancient Athens, the Acropolis, the Oracle of Delphi, the Temple of Poseidon, Mars Hill, Greek Islands, we ran in the original Olympic stadium, and so much more. With professional local guides, participants were able to ask questions to the experts and interact with these amazing relics from another time. Next year the group will be heading to the homes of kangaroos, koalas, and kiwis....That's right, we're going to the Land Down Under! We will have two weeks in New Zealand and Australia. If you are interested, please contact Cindy Shroder firstname.lastname@example.org or Jack Erickson email@example.com for more information. These opportunities are more rare as we enter into adulthood, maybe the South Pacific will be the trip of a lifetime for your family!
ADULT ED COMES TO VAIL!
Vail Community Programs is bringing Adult Education classes to you starting this Spring!
Whether you want to explore Chinese cooking, take up photography, or brush up on your outdoor survival skills, these diverse and innovative courses tap into our local resources, where you can learn from and be inspired by amazing instructors right here in Vail.
Six courses will be offered beginning on March 18th and running through mid-May. Classes will include Zumba, Self Defense, Government, Chinese Cooking, Technology Safety for Teens, and Beginning Photography. Class fees range between $35 and $100 and will be held in Vail Schools across the district. All instructors are Vail residents and many of them are District teachers.
Click on the link below or call (520) 879-3938 for more information.
BAND AID 5K
We hope that you can join us for the Second Annual Band Aid 5k on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00am
The cost for 17 and under is $20 and a case of water: 18 and older pay $25 and a case of water. This race benefits
Cienega High School's Copper Thunder Marching Band.
All participants will receive a free t-shirt if registered by 4/4/2015. Tech shirts available until 4/1/15.
The 5K will be run on the cross country course on campus. The race will start and finish at the Stadium.
Day of race registration and bib # and t-shirt pick-up starts at 7:00 a.m. Don't forget to bring your case of water for the band!
REGISTER ONLINE HERE
SEP Judges NEEDED! Volunteer TODAY to judge Senior Exit Project (SEP) presentations. This is the culmination of our seniors hard work throughout the year, and it's extremely rewarding watching them present their projects and topics.
~ Judges MUST commit to the full 3.5 hour time slot per day
~ APRIL 29-30th, 4:00-7:30PM (Wednesday/Thursday)
~ MAY 1st, 1:00-4:30PM (Friday) * 1/2 day *
~ No experience necessary
~ Teacher's available to assist you, students judged using a rubric that is provided to all judges
~ Volunteer multiple days, please!
~ Contact Amy Burton with questions or to volunteer at (520) 879-2811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
~ We gladly accept our Community Business Partners, Companies and their volunteers!
Thank you, you won't regret it!
CIENEGA High School
COSTA RICA 2016
Want to spend sp ring break, 2016 in Costa Rica? Of course you do! Sign up soon for the opportunity of a lifetime:
number is 1685106JA. Both 2015 and 2016 tax credits can be used to pay for the trip, and there is a $100.00 early enrollment discount. This trip is very affordable with monthly payment plans. See Dr. Rathman in 512 or Jason Thomas in room 319 for more information and enrollment information. Picture yourself hanging out with sloths in a tropical rainforest next March! Our first parent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th at 6 pm in room 512.
Check out our clothing at the Bookstore! Prices range from $10-$60. Get your Bobcat gear today!
Or if you can't get into the bookstore, check us out online and get a 10% discount!
THIS DISCOUNT IS GOOD FOR THE ONLINE STORE ONLY!
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZELAND 2016
Want to go to Australia and
Well now you can, and reasonably!
You only need a $95 deposit (online) to hold your spot
Monthly payments are reasonable for this ALL inclusive trip!
This trip is includes airfare, entrance to all exhibits, hotel and two meals every day!
There will be a ... Mandatory parent/student information meeting on Wednesday April 8
th, 2015 at 6:00pm in room 323
- If you sign up for the trip you are automatically eligible for monies raised from our fundraisers - it's free money for your trip!!
- You can also use tax credits 2 times before the trip!
- Also, Raytheon matches funds. Come to the meeting and let us show you how!
A sneak peek into our trip:
- New Zealand's thriving Maori culture and unique natural wonders draw visitors from around the world.
- In Australia, Sydney greets you with its iconic sights: the Opera House, the tower and the harbor bridge.
- Get up close to the famous local wildlife-koalas, crocs and kangaroos-and enjoy the stunning scenery and local history along the Gold Coast.
Don't miss out on this
15 day, all-inclusive trip!
Here is the link for this fabulous trip!
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PHAT CAT DRAWING WINNERS
| |Congratulations to the following students for winning the Phat Cat drawings for the month of March:Joy Gainey - 2014-2015 Yearbook
Rowan Lehr - Free Tux Rental from Men's Wearhouse
Shannen Donnelly, Prom Beauty Package - Hair, Nails and Make-up
David Mayhue - Prom Tickets
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Thank you parents for your support of Cienega. We truly appreciate your involvement!
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