Dear Cienega Families,
It is amazing that we are now in our final few weeks of the school year. It's the time of year to encourage all of our students to have a laser focus on academics, attendance, and behavior. After working so hard for the last eight months, we all must "finish the race" with success. You can support your child in their final few weeks by looking at their progress on power school, and I encourage you to contact teachers to help with this process. Tutoring and reteach are still going on almost everyday, classroom instruction is going strong, and finals are just around the corner. We don't slowdown until the very last day of school.
I am so excited for our seniors and their future endeavors as they prepare to graduate from Cienega. They have a very busy six weeks ahead of them especially with SEP presentations on April 29, 30th and May 1st. This can be a very stressful time for our seniors as they are checking off the final boxes and thinking about what comes next. Please assist your senior in their final weeks as a Cienega student.
This past year has been a great year for Cienega. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of our teachers, staff, students and
NJROTC Cadet Kenniss Pannell was awarded a 4-year Navy ROTC scholarship. She will attend the University of Arizona and will be the 6th cadet from Cienega to join this unit on full scholarship. This future Naval Officer plans to pursue a career as a Naval Aviator.
On 8 and 9 April NJROTC cadets participated in the Leadership Reaction Course (LRC) on Fort Huachuca U.S. Army base. The primary purposes of the LRC are:
(1) To assess the student by measuring the degree to which certain leadership traits and behaviors are possessed by the students.
(2) To provide students the opportunity to observe the effects of strengths and weaknesses of others during a team operation.
(3) To develop individuals as leaders.
Our cadets were outstanding Vail representatives.
On 26 Mar the NJROTC unit had their official Annual Military Inspection. The annual inspection is an assessment required by the U.S. Navy that tests the cadets on basic JROTC knowledge and skills and also evaluates the overall JROTC program. The 196 cadets who make our NJROTC unit received the highest mark of "Outstanding". Active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel from the University of Arizona NROTC unit conducted the inspection.
KEY CLUB NEWS
During the last weekend in March, the Key Club traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend the annual Southwest district convention. While there, the attendees enjoyed several opportunities to explore leadership classes and brainstorm ideas for our Key Club! Special kudos to Audrey Schreiner and Sydney Erickson! Audrey was elected as the Governor for all of the southwest district Key Clubs! Sydney was elected as the Lieutenant Governor of the Catalina division, which includes Cienega and the Tucson areas. Congratulations to these two wonderful, young ladies!
Hey Bobcats: Summer is almost here and we are going out with a bang! Bring your groove and join your friends for an evening of excitement: The First Annual Bobcat Bash! This event will take place from 5-9pm on May 8th, right here in the Cienega courtyard. Admission will be $1 into this end-of-the-year extravaganza. The Bobcat Bash is for high school students only and student IDs are required; limit one guest per CHS student and the guest must be a high schooler with student ID. No guest pass required, but there will be a guest sign-in before entering the fun! There will be a variety of delicious options to purchase for dinner, snacks, and refreshment. Come embrace the opportunity to create lasting memories with your classmates; either enjoying the free games, the music, or the carnival games you can buy tickets to play. Come support your Student Council and individual graduating class! Get ready for summer in an exciting fashion. See you at the Bobcat Bash!
HONOR CORDS FOR GRADUATION
The last day to purchase honor cords will be April 24th. Honor cords can be purchased from Mrs. Oliver in the front office. High honor cords are $10 and honor cords are $6.
To mark the 50th Anniversary of the March in Selma, Alabama that became the battleground for the fight for suffrage for African Americans, students at Cienega High School recreated the silent demonstration. Students played the roles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his wife, john lewis, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmie Lee Jackson and Viola Liuzzo.
The African American Culture Club sponsored the march, in which students walked around the Cienega Courtyard and cafeteria with more students joining in over time similar to the way the march grew 50 years ago.
Club Sponsor: Cristina Hernandez
Adult Supporters : Kahmena Spiegel , Wendy Garrett, Ron Burton and Francine Prewitt.
FROM THE LIBRARY
The last day to check out books will be Friday, May 1st. All books must be returned to the Library by Friday May 8th.
All fines and lost book fees are also due by May 8th.
Please call the library at 879-2808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
UNITED COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OFFERS DENTAL SERVICES
The UCHC Dental Program for Kids is pleased to offer dental service to patients under the age of 21. They are able to provide screenings, sealants, treatments for decay and other dental problems and diseases via their mobile clinic. Packets were sent home with your student on Tuesday the 14th.
Click here for more info and a link to their website.
CONSTRUCTION TECH STUDENTS AWARDED $25,000
Cienega's Construction Technology classes were awarded $25,000 in grant money by Lowe's Home Improvement
Corporation and SkillsUSA, due to the efforts of four student grant writers. The advanced students teamed up with
their instructor and the Vail Preservation Society to write the grant for use in community improvement projects like the
Railroad Section Foreman restoration project on the campus of Esmond Station School. The money will help keep
the project progressing with a projected finish date to come in the next school year. Congratulations students!
They're here...... at the CHS Bookstore only $12.00... get yours today!
IMPORTANT SENIOR INFO
-Ceremony is Thursday May 21st
-Graduation Rehearsal is Wednesday May 20th
-Honors Night for Seniors is May 13th. In order to be recognized, the counseling department needs to know what honors or awards your son or daughter has earned. Forms are available outside of Mr. Tritz's office and available on the counselor link of the CHS website.
-Have your senior bring in their acceptance letters or enlistment papers to be added to the Wall of the future. Every time a students name is on the wall, they are entered in the drawing for a free iPad to be given away at Honors night. Student must be present to win.
There is only one more opportunity to take the SAT or ACT this year!
-If your student is taking any courses through correspondence or Dual Enrollment through Pima, it is their responsibility to bring the transcript from that school to the registrar in order to get credit for the class and to be able to participate in graduation ceremonies. This deadline is MAY 1st unless taking a Pima class. That deadline will be two days after the class has been completed.
-If seven absences are accumulated in any class regardless of the reason, unless it is a school related activity, the student will not pass the class and if the class is a required class for graduation, the student will not graduate. Attendance appeals can be scheduled beginning April 27th with Tina Ehlers.
-Seniors planning on attending a four-year college should have applied to their schools by now. You may lose valuable scholarship opportunities by procrastinating any longer.
-Be sure to check the CHS Website for updated scholarship opportunities. The link can be found by entering the website at http://chs.vail.k12.az.us click on the "Counselor" link, from there click on "Scholarships". This page is updated regularly, so check back often.
-Senioritis can sometimes creep up on students. Please be aware of this and monitor your students attendance and grades carefully so that there will be no unhappy surprises in May when it is time to celebrate the graduation of your son or daughter from Cienega.
-Please utilize PowerSchool on a regular basis and stay informed of the progress your son or daughter is making in his or her classes
SPAIN, FRANCE & ITALY 2016
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A TRIP OF A LIFETIME?
Then go on the Cienega's Spain, French Riviera and Italy Trip during your Spring Break 2016!
SEE LA SAGRADA FAMILIA, FRENCH RIVIERA, VATICAN CITY, ROMAN COLISEUM, AND MUCH MORE...
USE TAX CREDITS TO PAY FOR YOUR TRIP!
CONTACT: Ms. Rivera @ email@example.com 879-2846 room 523 or Mrs. Levinson @ firstname.lastname@example.org 879-2832
COSTA RICA 2016
Four Cienega teachers want to take YOU to Costa Rica! Mr. Thomas, Mr. Farr, Mrs. Conrad, and Dr. Rathman would LOVE for you to experience "Pura Vida!" or "Pure Life" and all that Costa Rica has to offer over 9 days of discovery and exploration during spring break 2016. Want to learn more right now, I mean you can't even wait to see what it's all about? Fine, be that way! Click here to learn more or keep reading below:
Not only will there be abundant wildlife in Costa Rica (like SLOTHS!), but also hikes to waterfalls, snorkeling, and LOTS OF GREEN PLANTS totally different from Vail. Not only are we super excited to offer such a cool trip, but we are excited to take the learning outside of the classroom, city, and country.
These teachers have just opened up a second parent info meeting on Earth Day for you to gain more info about the trip. How appropriate is that, a meeting on Earth Day???
Bring your parents and friends to room 520 on April 22nd at 6pm in room 520 to learn about an amazing trip that will get you on the path to becoming a world traveler! See Thomas, Farr, Conrad, or Rathman for more info.
And once again, think "Pura Vida!"
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZELAND 2016
Want to go to Australia and New Zealand?
Don't miss out on this
15 day, all-inclusive trip!!
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!
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.
Here is the link for this fabulous trip!
SPORTS PHYSICAL NIGHT
Sports Physical Night will be on Wednesday, May 13th from 5:00 pm until 8:00pm in the 600 building. The cost is $30 (cash or checks payable to Cienega High School)
Please call 520-879-1822 to make an appointment although
walk-ins are welcome. If you can't make it on Wednesday, check out the flier below from United Community Health Center regarding sports physicals.
Please consider VOLUNTEERING for (1) or more days to Judge our Senior Exit Project (SEP) presentations. THANK YOU to those of you that have already contacted me and signed up to become a judge!
This is the culmination of our seniors hard work throughout the year, and it's extremely rewarding watching them present their projects.
~ 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 or a single day
~ Contact Amy Burton with questions or to volunteer at (520) 879-2811 or email@example.com
~ We gladly accept our Community Business Partners, Companies and their volunteers
Thank you for the Gift of Your Time!
CIENEGA High School
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TUTORING AT CHS
PRINT FLIER HERE
PHAT CAT DRAWING WINNERS
Congratulations to Autumn Keller for winning the Phat Cat Drawing on April 2nd... Autumn won the Complete Auto Care Kit, which consisted of Armor All Care Kit, Auto Safety Kit, $25 Fry's Gas Card, Oil Change and Tire Rotation from Thoroughbread Nissan and a set of color changing speakers... (Good thing her dad was here to help her with her prizes!) Congrats Autumn!
Thank you parents for your support of Cienega. We truly appreciate your involvement!
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