FRIDAY, MAY 24
MEMORY BRICK FUNDRAISER
Leave a lasting memory of your student at Cal High by ordering them a memory brick. Just complete the online form and then send in your check for $75/brick (details are on the online form). The deadline for this ordering cycle is Friday, May 24, 2013. Funds raised benefit the PTSA’s Celebrating Campus Arts program. (Hurd)
CAPS & GOWNS DELIVERY
Seniors, your caps & gowns will be delivered on Thursday, May 30th during brunch and lunch in front of the Main Building. This is the only delivery day, so all Seniors must pick up their cap & gown at this time. (Oliveira)
Grizzly Nation: Come support both our Softball and Baseball teams TODAY as they compete in the Quarter-Finals of NCS. Both games are @ Cal, and begin at 4pm. Tickets are $9 Adults, $6 Students w/ ID, Children & Senior Citizens. NO Booster or EBAL passes will be accepted. (Kravitz)
AP BIOLOGY INFO MEETINGS
Attention all incoming AP Biology Students for the 2013-2014 school year: There will be two mandatory informational meetings held this week during lunch in Science 6, one was yesterday and the other is TODAY, Friday the 24th. Information will be given regarding summer reading, scheduling, and work load. Be sure to sign in when you arrive, and we’ll look forward to seeing you during lunch in S-6! (White)
AP ECONOMICS INFO MEETINGS
There will be two meetings held next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28 and 29, at lunch for all those taking AP Economics next year (i.e., 2013-14). You must attend one of the two sessions if you are taking the class. Additionally, it is requested that you bring a one inch binder to the session as the following materials will be distributed: 2012-13 course syllabus, course of study for both Micro and Macroeconomics, pertinent AP information, and the summer homework assignment (including handout activities). Books may be picked up during tutorial, brunch, and lunch at the bookroom so please bring your student ID cards. Books are on a first come basis. Additional books will be available starting next Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31, during tutorial, brunch, and lunch. The meeting should take roughly a half an hour, so please be on time. If you have further questions, please either send me an email or stop by room 110. (DeVries)
CHS PARENTS, VOLUNTEER FOR TEXTBOOK RETURNS
CHS Parents, volunteer for Textbook returns during Finals Week! Come see what a high school end of year textbook return is really like....it’s busy! Duties include crowd control, book inspection, checking in and shelving books. Sign up using the Sign-Up Genius link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B4DA9A62E5-volunteer/3877945 (Riley)
AP CLASS TEXTBOOKS
Attention students enrolled in any AP classes for next year. The following AP classes will need to pick up their class textbook for a summer assignment: AP Econ, AP Bio, AP US History and AP Euro. Please write down these dates and times: Pick up dates for textbooks are May 28th, 29th and 31st.. The textbooks are available at Brunch, Tutorial and lunch on those days only to students who have their Cal High ID card and are on the AP class list. There are no check-outs outside of these times and dates. Replacement ID cards may be purchased in the counseling office. (Riley)
GRAD NIGHT TICKETS
ATTENTION ALL SENIORS!!! Have you purchased your Grad Night Tickets yet? The big party is almost here and all your friends will be celebrating and hanging out. There will be a D.J., Zip-line, Photo Booth, Hypnotist, lots of food, prizes and much more! So don't miss out on all the fun! Pick up a Grad Night form at the Front Desk and turn it in now! See you there! (Suoja)
GRAD NIGHT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
Attention Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Parents: We need your help at the Senior Grad Night event on Friday, June 14. Please sign up for a shift. It's a lot of fun and a great way to see all of the great entertainment and decorations we have planned for our grads - and the kids are very appreciative of your time and support. Get involved!.We can't do it without our parents and soon your child will be the Graduate!! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4DA8AD29A75-grad/3545874 Thank you! (Suoja)
As TRAFFIX prepares for the next year of ridership, parents are encouraged to try out the service for the remainder of the current school year. A TRY TRAFFIX pass is only $25. For those who intend to ride next year, now is the best time to buy a pass because season passes are on sale at a discounted price of $200 through June 15th. After June 15, the rate will go up to the normal price of $275. To register for either the TRYTRAFFIX pass or a seasonal pass for 2013-14 school year, go to www.ridetraffix.com. For more information on TRAFFIX, contact TRAFFIX Program Manager Elaine Cortez Schroth at (925) 866-8739 or email@example.com(Hurd)
FRIDAY, MAY 24
Varsity Softball @ NCS Quarter-Finals @ Home @ 4:00
Varsity Baseball @ NCS Quarter-Finals @ Home @ 4:00
SRVUSD Summer Enrichment – Register by June 11th!
Online registration for SRVUSD Summer Enrichment classes ends on June 11th. The Summer program is for enrichment only and classes are not structured to provide remediation of any academic area. The Enrichment Program runs from June 24th through July 19th, and is being offered at the following schools: John Baldwin Elementary, Montevideo Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Charlotte Wood Middle and San Ramon Valley High.For more information and to register your student for classes, visit the district website at www.srvusd.net/district/summer_programs.
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Interested in an Internship?
Cal High Students -- If you are interested in becoming a firefighter, see Mrs. Bonagura about taking iQuest next year (Seniors Only).----
Parents if you are willing to mentor high school students in your profession, please contact Cindy Bonagura at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for internships and adult mentors in various fields – Nutrition, Marketing, Computer Science, Restaurant/Chef, Astronomy, Music Composition, Sports Management, Film, Auto Mechanics, Event Planning Fashion Design.
PHOTO: Kyle Costamagna and Chris Cade, members of the iQuest class of 2012-13, along with their mentors from their internship with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.
Moving Over the Summer?
If you know that you will be leaving California High over the summer, please see Eileen Wall in the counseling office. She can get together the paperwork you will need for your new school. Thank you. (925) 803-3214
CLASS OF 2013 UPCOMING EVENTS
Senior Class Activity Information Website
Due Date EXTENDED! Mosaic Art Project Designs Due Friday, May 24!
Due to AP testing constraints, many students could not participate. So, we’re extending the deadline! Next Friday, May 24 is your final day to get your submission form in for the mosaic design project for our outside stage. Turn in your Mosaic Contest Design Form to Mrs. Stephanos (Fine Arts Bldg. 104) by 3:15 pm Friday for your chance to win $50 and see your original design on the front of the outdoor stage. You can still get your design submission form in all art rooms, the office, Library or in the main building. Consider drawing a landscape, campus life, or a non-objective design which could include black and orange. The winning design will be installed in mosaics in the coming year. Contest details may be found on the Mosaic Contest Design Form.
Senior Picnic is coming up. It is Tuesday May 28 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo.
If you purchased the Senior Gold package, you have already paid. If you didn't, tickets cost $85. You can buy them online at calhigh.net or from Mrs. Weidinger (see permission slip form attached on schoolloop email or outside room 114).
Everyone must hand in a permission slip with a parent signature (even if you are 18).
AP Testing Information
Wind Ensemble Wins Another Unanimous Superior
The California High School Wind Ensemble received a perfect mark from all the judges at the Northern California Band Directors large group festival. A Unanimous superior is the best marks given out to groups that score a perfect score at festivals. This is our second consecutive award for the CHS Wind Ensemble!
CAL Orchestra wins unanimous superior!
Congratulations to CalHigh orchestra! On Saturday, April 27th, they participated in the Northern California Band Association (string division) Festival. They received a score of unanimous superior, and an honors award.
Leave your legacy to CHS by creating a design for the stage in the quad area and WIN $50! Your winning design will be turned into a mosaic pattern by Cal High Art students in the coming year.
Create an original design for the stage front in the quad area. Pick up a Mosaic Contest Design Form for your design in the office, Library or all Art rooms. Turn it in to Mrs. Stephanos (FA104) by May 15, 2013. The winner will be selected by students, teachers, staff and parents. The winning design will be installed in mosaics this summer. Contest details may be found on the Mosaic Contest Design Form.
GNN Intro Contest
Do you like to edit videos? Do you have what it takes to do GNN quality videos? Submit a possible intro to Mr. Corso. Email the link of your video to email@example.com There is no theme other than it must be appropriate for GNN/Cal High. It should be 15-30 seconds. The best video will be our intro for our last GNN episode of the year, June 7. Good luck.
Two "Students of Excellence" Named by Contra Costa County
Allison Winter was nominated and chosen as a student of excellence by ROP of Contra Costa County. She has been an outstanding student in Laura Woods’ Play Production class and has exemplified responsibility, focus and ambition. Congrats Allison!
Jenna McNaughton was nominated and chosen as a student of excellence by ROP of Contra Costa County. She has been an outstanding student in Shane Borchert's Advanced Sports Medicine class and has been a great student trainer for the Cal High Athletic teams. Way to go Jenna!!!
School Loop Login
Our registration dates have set for Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21 – 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Ever dream of driving a SCHOOL BUS? WE will PAY YOU to do it!
... here is your chance! The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is looking for individuals interested in becoming Special Education School Bus Drivers! Paid training provided! The San Ramon Valley Unified School District operates small... Continue
Can I check out a textbook for the summer?
The answer is NO . Textbook checkout policy is consistent across the San Ramon Valley Unified School District high schools. The only textbooks that will be checked out prior to starting the 2013/2014 school year will be for AP classes ... Continue
FOOD DRIVE MAY5-26th
" During the month of May, the Beauty Insider Club will be hosting a food drive to collect non-perishable foods for the Monument Crisis Center in Concord. Their greatest needs include canned beans, tuna, peanut butter, and canned ... Continue
EASY & REWARDING FUNDRAISING FOR CALIFORNIA HIGH
Dear Cal High Families and Staff,
Thank you for your generous and ongoing support of our school. Your efforts and contributions give our students the opportunities and resources for a more enriching high school experience. To this end, we're excited to introduce a new fundraising program called CaliforniaHS Rewards.
With increasing pressure on our budget, we have been looking for ways toraise money throughout the year that require less effort for students, parents, and staff. We found all of those things in California HS Rewards
With this program, every online purchase made at any of more than 600 participating retailers made through California HS Rewards earns money for our school as well as for you, as the shopper. All you need to do differently is that when you shop online, go first to CaliforniaHSRewards.com.
The online shopping that you already do at a wide variety of department stores, travel, home improvement and many more sites can benefit you and our school. You may keep your rewards for yourself, or you may donate them to our school to help with supplies, uniforms, arts programming, special events and more.
Some of you may have already signed up for this program at registration, thank you. The site is now live, and we are launching the program today with this message. If you haven't registered yet, please visit CaliforniaHSRewards.com as soon as possible. This platform is only available to high schools, so we hope that participation will spread throughout our entire attendance feeder area. Please share with your friends, family, and neighbors. Thank you in advance for your support and let the shopping (and fundraising) begin!
Mark Corti, Principal
California High School
AVID SENIORS GET ACCEPTED!
Congratulations to the 2013 AVID Senior Class! The AVID students have been accepted at over 100 colleges and universities across the country! The hard work over the past four years has paid off and soon they will be off to begin a new chapter in their lives. Congratulations AVID Seniors!!