Cienega High School
Cat Chat Newsletter
May 2015     

 

Dear Cienega Families,

 
It is amazing that the school year is just about over. Our students and staff can certainly see the "light at the end of the tunnel." It has been another great year for Cienega with so many outstanding accomplishments.

 

With just about eleven days remaining, it is imperative that our students finish strong academically. Please encourage your son or daughter to put their best effort forward as we approach final exams.

 

Below are some key points as we finish off the year. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Have a great summer and be safe. See you in July!

 

Final Exam Schedule
* Friday, May 15th (senior finals periods 1 & 5)
* Monday, May 18th (senior finals continued periods 0, 1 & 5)
* Tuesday, May 19th Day (final exams 0, 3, & 4)
* Wednesday, May 20th Day (final exams 2 & 6)
* Thursday, May 21st Day (final exams 1 & 5) and the last day of school for students.

 

Graduation
* Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m.
* Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

 

Summer School Registration Form
* http://chs.vail.k12.az.us/summer-school-at-chs-2/
* 1st semester classes: May 26-29, June 1-4, June 8-9
* 2nd semester classes: June 11-12, June 15-18, June 22-25 

 

Sincerely,

Nemer Hassey

Principal

 

IN THIS ISSUE
T&F Athletes to State!
NJROTC
Foreman House Restoration
Cat Frat News
Language Register
Library Info
FFA at Pima County Fair
Senior Info
Spain, France & Italy 2016
Costa Rica 2016
Australia & New Zeland 2016
Sports Physical Night
Volunteer Corner
SchoolWay App
FREE Tutoring
Phat Cat Winners

CHS TRACK & FIELD TEAM SENDS
ATHLETES TO STATE!

 

 


Seven Cienega athletes qualified to compete in the state Track and Field Invitational to be held at Mesa Community College on May 6th and 9th.   

 

They are:
Jacob Meeker-Hackett in the Discus
Samantha DuPras in the 800 meter and 1600 meter
Kenniss Pannell in the 100 meter, long jump and triple jump
Aaron Sauls in the 200 meter
Destiny Richardson in the 200 meter and long jump
Maddie McDonough in the  high jump

Ashley Upshur in the 400

 

The athletes are coached by Head Coach John Warren and assistants Coach Burnham, Crow, Slade, Turner and Rowley.
We wish them and their coaches best of luck as they compete against the best of the best. Go Bobcats!  


NJROTC HAPPENINGS

 


Through a highly competitive process, Cadet Adrian Nava has been selected by the U.S. Naval Academy Dean of Admissions to attend the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS) in Annapolis, Maryland.  NASS will provide Cadet Nava the exceptional opportunity to become familiar with U.S. Naval Academy academics, physical training, and leadership programs.  Cadet Nava's goal is to attend the U.S. Naval Academy when he graduates next academic year.   He is the second cadet this academic year to be selected for this honor.

   

On 29 April the NJROTC unit had their end-of-year awards ceremony.  The Daughters of the American Revolution organization provided light refreshments.  Representatives from 21 local and national Veterans organizations presented awards, medals and monetary scholarships to our deserving cadets.  


Cadets will compete at the state JROTC SeaPerch Competition on 16 May at Apollo High School.  SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).  Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering principles.  Last academic year our cadets placed second at the state JROTC competition.  


SECTION FOREMAN HOUSE RESTORATION SHOWS PROGRESS

 

 

The 1915 Section Foreman House, located on the Esmond K-8 School Campus, is moving along at a good pace.  On the front, the porch and stairs have been rebuilt, the refurbished front doors and window frames installed, all with fresh coats of paint duplicating the original colors.  The restoration and repurposing of this all wood, which is a piece of Vail history, has the usual ups and downs of any restoration project and the students are to be commended for their hard work, enthusiasm and perseverance.

 


Friday May 1st was a "Show and Tell" evening, sponsored by the Vail Preservation Society, for the Vail Community and the many students from other Vail schools working in support of this wonderful restoration project.  Everyone got a close-up look at the progress, and the job ahead.  Next up, the mechanical portion of the restoration begins, with students assisting with the rough-in electrical wiring. 


A LETTER FROM THE
CAT FRAT PRESIDENT

 

 

Hello CHS Families,

 

My name is Mark Carter and I have had the honor of being your Cat Frat President for this school year. The Cienega High School Parent Teacher Organization, CAT FRAT, exists to enhance and support the educational experience at Cienega High School, to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parental involvement, and to improve the environment at CHS through volunteer and direct financial support. Your annual sponsorship/dues provide funds to support various programs, classroom needs, student/faculty appreciation, and more as we support our staff and students through Fundraising, Recognition, Appreciation and respect for Tradition!

Your Cat Frat Team consists of:

 

             Mark Carter,  President                  catfratprez1@cox.net

Lisa Aultman, Vice President         aultmanl@vail.k12.az.us

Kiki Ngo,Treasurer                         dkngo@cox.net  

Patty McKnight, Secretary              mcknightp@vail.k12.az.us 

Amy Burton, Volunteer Coord         burtona@vail.k12.az.us 

 

As we come to the end of another successful school year, I wanted to take the opportunity to update on what we have accomplished during this year.

  • Thanks to your support we increased membership from 120 to 167. Membership Drawing-Two $25.00 gift cards were awarded at the Septemer 5th football game.
  • Supplied Texas Roadhouse lunch during Parent Teacher Conference.
  • Supplied snacks during the year for Renaissance Recognitions and will be providing ice cream & lemonade at the Senior Farewell and cake & lemonade at the Senior Honor Night
  • Fund Raising - Football popcorn/water sales, Safeway escrip, Fry's Cool Cash, and Vail Pride Day all contributed to our budget
  • Teacher Apprecation gift.
  • Approved the following grant requests
    • Art Display Cabinets Qty=2 for the Fine Arts Department
    • Provided start up funding for Esmond Station PTA
    • Assisted Varsity Softball with funding for outfield fence windscreen
    • New copier for Special Education Department
    • Supported COVE and Fisher House activities
    • Provided an individual teacher grant for Science Application
    • Funded additional gear for ROTC           

Now we look toward next year and need your assistance. All elected offices (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) are now available for nominations for the 2015/2016 school year. Description of the duties can be found in Section 4 of the bylaws, located in the Documents link on our web site www.catfrat.com

 

Please join us at the next Cat Frat meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:30pm in the library. We will be accepting nominations and electing the new board at that time.

 

Special thanks to all of you that volunteer your time or provide donations. Without your support, we would not be successful. To all of you parents with graduating seniors, well done take time to breathe and enjoy the next couple of weeks...

 

Thanks

Mark Carter

President, CatFrat

 

 

Download letter here

LANGUAGE REGISTER

 

 

A register is a variation of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting.   There are five language registers or styles. Each level has an appropriate use that is determined by differing situations. It would certainly be inappropriate to use language and vocabulary reserved for a boyfriend/girlfriend, or siblings, when speaking in the classroom. Thus the appropriate language register depends upon the audience (who), the topic (what), purpose (why) and location (where).  You must control the use of language registers in order to enjoy success in every aspect and situation you encounter.   
Source: Montano-Harmon, M. R. "Developing English for Academic Purposes" California State University, Fullerton.

 

Cienega has been using language registers in classrooms and they have been extremely effective.  We are implementing this into our daily language and culture.  

 

Download Flier here   

   


FROM THE LIBRARY

 


ALL books must be returned to the Library by this Friday May 8th.  All fines and lost book fees are also due by May 8th.

Please call the library at 879-2808 or email chslibrary@vail.k12.az.us if you have questions.  

 


CHS FFA REPRESENTS AT FAIR

 


Congratulations to the following students:

Bryanna Peters- Rabbits
-Blue for Showmanship
-3rd overall Holland Lop

Lexi Kinder- Poultry
-Reserve Champion Sr. Novice Showman
-Reserve Champion Silkie

Tucker Kinder- Poultry
- Champion Sr. Novice Showman
- Reserve Champion Americana

Trevor Crawford- Poultry and Pygmy goat
- Champion Agility
- Champion Silkie
- 4th overall Sr. Showman for goat

Megan Curtis- Steer and pig
- Champion Sr. Novice Steer showman
- Reserve Champion AZ bred and fed steer
- blue showmanship -pig

Jordan Murphy- Steer pig
- Reserve Champion Sr. Novice Steer showman
- 1st blue in market class -pig
- blue showmanship-pig

Jaylin Garcia- Pig
- 2nd blue in market class

Taylor Brinkerhoff-pig
- Blue showmanship

   



 

 


IMPORTANT SENIOR INFO

 


Graduation Reminders:

  • Ceremony is Thursday May 21st
  • Graduation Rehearsal is Wednesday May 20th
  • Honors Night for Seniors is May 13th. Invitations were delivered the week of May 4-8 to invited students.
  • Have your senior bring in their acceptance letters or enlistment papers to be added to the Wall of the future.

General Reminders:

  • 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 was 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 course and if the class is a required class for graduation, the student will not graduate.
  • Attendance appeals can be scheduled with Tina Ehlers.
  • 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 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:  https://ps.vail.k12.az.us/public/home.html

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 @ riverae@vail.k12.az.us  879-2846 room 523 or Mrs. Levinson @ levinsonb@vail.k12.az.us 879-2832 

                                                                    

Go to http://www.eftours.com/1670607XE to view the itinerary and sign up!


La Sagrada Familia

Vatican City

 Roman Coliseum

French Riviera 


COSTA RICA 2016

 


Interested in kayaking, snorkeling, riding a zip line, identifying tropical plants and animals, and getting out of Vail for spring break?  Join Cienega's 9 Day Costa Rica Expedition:

WHERE WILL WE GO?  Our journey will travel to some of Costa Rica's 11 different habitat zones.  Here's a snapshot of the trip:

 

WHO'S LEADING THE TRIP? 
Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Conrad, Dr. Rathman, and Mr. Farr invite you to join us on an amazing journey!   
Our trip is filling up fast and we would love to help you explore new cultures and try new things!   

 

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE? Check out our trip website:  

 

 http://www.eftours.com/1693692DJ 

 

HOW WILL I PAY FOR IT?  Come to a fundraising discussion on Wed May 6th in room 520.  Bring your lunch and questions!   

 

As they say in Costa Rica...  

    

  


AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 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 right now are reasonable for this trip 

March 2016 (Spring Break)

  • There will be a mandatory parent/student information meeting on Wednesday, May 20th 2015 at 6:30pm in room 323 (Last meeting of this school year!)
  • 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!
  • This trip is almost full - don't wait to reserve your spot!!

This trip 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.  

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 along the Gold Coast.

 

Here is the link for this fabulous trip!   

 http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1564787ZX     

 

Download flier here 


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.


VOLUNTEER CORNER

 

  

Thank YOU to our FABULOUS SEP Volunteers! We had over 300 teachers, staff and community members witness and judge close to 400 Senior Exit Projects! Wow! Thank you for saying "YES" to the SEP program...our seniors continue to AMAZE and ASTOUND us! Thank you for supporting and helping shape the lives and minds of these INCREDIBLE high school seniors! We continue to be blessed by your willingness and generous support of our students and staff!!!

I am in NEED of 4 VOLUNTEERS to check-in student chromebooks/laptops in the Bookstore on:

TUESDAY, MAY 12th
8am-12pm  
12pm-4pm


WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th
8am-12pm
12pm-4pm

If YOU would like to VOLUNTEER for 2015-16 registration please contact me NOW to schedule your favorite time slot!

Thank you!

Amy Burton
Volunteer Coordinator
CIENEGA High School
(520) 879-2811
burtona@vail.k12.az.us 


SCHOOL WAY APP

 


If you haven't already downloaded our School Way APP click on the link below... it's that simple!

http://www.myschoolway.com/vail
     

TUTORING AT CHS

 

   

   

  Download flier here 

 

PHAT CAT DRAWING WINNERS

 


 


Congratulations to Wednesday Aparisi. Wednesday was our Phat Cat winner on April 24, 2015. She won gift certificates to Texas Roadhouse, Chuy's Montgomery's and Rancho Rustico.... Congrats Wednesday!

 

 

Congratulations to Ron Trujillo for being the Phat Cat Winner on Friday, May 1st. Ron won a waterproof, shockproof, floating Bluetooth Speaker.. Congrats! 

 


________________________________________________

Thank you parents for your support of Cienega. We truly appreciate your involvement! 

Sincerely,

Cienega High School

DATES TO REMEMBER


5/4 - 5/15 AP Testing

5/8 - Senior Parade

5/8 Yearbook Signing Party

5/8 STUCO Summer Carnival

5/11 - Choir Concert

5/13 - Senior Honors Night

5/18 YES Club Talent Show

5/19-5/21 - Finals - Half day for Students

5/21 - Last day of school

5/21 - Graduation for CLASS OF 2015!

7/24 - First Day of School 2015-2016


STUDENT CALENDAR 2015-2016 

QUICK LINKS


CHS
INFORMATION

Cienega High School

Vision Statement

 

Cienega High School creates an educational environment utilizing partnerships among community, parents, and staff to assist students in maximizing their academic potential and promoting life-long learning.

 

Front Office   - 879-2800     Attendance   -  879-2803   
Bookstore     -  879-2824 
Registrar       - 879-2812

Health Office - 879-2810
Volunteer Coordinator
879-2811                  


Front Office/200 House   
Principal
Nemer Hassey
Secretary - Cathy Ochoa 879-2816 
Senior Counselor
John Tritz - 879-1843 
                        

300/700 House
Assistant Principal
Julia Kaiser

Secretary - Kim Thielke 879-2855
Freshmen Counselor
Eric Boxley - 879-2854

  

400/600 House/Athletics      
Assistant Principal
Kelly Hadden
Athletic Director - Whitney Holland - 879-1813            

Secretary - Chris Rich  879-2892
Counselor A - L
Dainah Graham - 879-2819
 

500 House/Special Education/Security          
Assistant Principal
Dean Nourse
Secretary - Teri Tatham 879-2874

Counselor M - Z
Sylvia Lewandowski-879-2817

Special Education Secretary Patty McKnight 879-1804

 

Communications Coordinator

Elizabeth Taggart - 879-2878 taggarte@vail.k12.az.us 

 

CHS website: chs.vail.k12.az.us               

Moodle:

Silhouette Photography - 886-1710  (Senior pictures for yearbook)
      
Sodexho - 879-2090 or mymealtime.com   

District Office - 879-2000

Transportation - 879-2475


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CAT FRAT
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CHS Online Store
Spirit Wear & More!

Cienega Stadium Chair

Cienega Stadium Seat

 

Only available at our on-line store.

 

 Click here for Online Ordering  

 

 

Support Cienega while supporting your back. Convenient pockets hold concessions and necessities. Features include: 600 denier polyester. Adjustable straps on each side of seat for perfect fit and easy carrying. Large zippered pocket for additional storage. Dimensions: 17"w x 15.5"d (seat)

 

ALL SALES FROM OUR ONLINE STORE BENEFIT CHS BOBCATS 

 


Job Openings

Are you looking for a job?

 

The Vail School District is looking for dynamic, energetic and positive staff members. Please click on the link below for the job descriptions, qualifications, salary guide, and the application process.

 

Click for job openings here   

 

Cienega High School
Yearbooks

It's that time of year again to pre-order your yearbook.  Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com

 

Would you like an extra 4 pages in your yearbook that you design?  This year, you can buy an extra 4 pages to be put in only your yearbook.  Go to yearbookyourself.com  

for more information.