1/4/16-1/8/16

WHAT HAPPENS DURING CONFERENCE WEEKS? (1/5/16 through 1/19/16)

Students who attend our Math 1 class will return on Tuesday, January 5.

Math 2 starts on January 11th.

Students enrolled in SLVHS concurrent classes will return to class on Tuesday, January 5.


Students who were enrolled in fall Cabrillo College classes must retrieve from Cabrillo their transcript, so that their college grade and credits may be posted onto their high school transcript.


Your teachers will be setting up second semester planning conferences in order to schedule your teen into classes. All onsite teachers who teach English, World History, US History, Spanish 1 & 2, WEE, Biology and Environ/Horticulture class and labs, will be sending home assignments for your teen to complete during our two weeks of conferences.





ALL STUDENTS:  WRITING BENCHMARK - January 22 with your Month 5 attendance
SAMPLE PAPER
Refer to page 3 of this document for the complete list of our student learning outcomes. Be sure to integrate several of the outcomes into your autobiographical incident benchmark essay.





CONFERENCE WEEKS ARE NOT HOLIDAYS, BUT HOME STUDY SCHOOL DAYS
Planner sheets must be filled in daily with 4+ hours each day of academic activities and assignment/project completions.

These onsite classes (
English, World History, US History, Spanish 1 & 2, Work Experience (WEE), Biology and Environmental Horticulture class & labs), are temporally canceled and students return to the classroom on Tuesday, January 19. It is critical that students work through these two weeks and complete all assignments.

Month 5 attendance dates: 12/14 through 1/ 22/16
and your teens' assignments must be included in their Month 5 work samples.








FALL CREEK OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN


A CALL-OUT TO ALL 11TH & 12TH GRADE STUDENTS - HERE IS THE FIRST COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT FOR ALL 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS TO ATTEND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED/ RAIN DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED
 Email -  WADE AXUP


  










Google Docs Video

TEEN WELLNESS & EMPOWERMENT

has arrived!
We asked and you answered!


This group will be held on Tuesdays, and focus on the issues important to YOU!


*Relationships

*Stress Management

*Dating Safety & Consent

*Mindfulness

*Substance Abuse

*Depression
*Anxiety

* AND MORE!!


Not sure, but you still want to check it out?


Come to our introductory meeting Tuesday, December 16 at 2:30 pm. Room P3


Jennifer Sims, MA, NCC

M.A. Community Counseling


Jenn is also available to our Charter students by appointment.









ATTENTION SLVUSD CHARTER SCHOOL 2016 GRADUATES


Required Steps to Participate in Running Start!

MUST be Completed by April 15, 2016!


Cabrillo College Running Start Directions






  • Still in High School? Watnt to take cabrillo classes with no tuition? Learn More


CABRILLO COLLEGE SUGGESTED COURSES FOR CONCURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Suggested Courses for Concurrent High School Students



CABRILLO COLLEGE CONCURRENT HIGH SCHOOL PE COURSES

Cabrillo College is excited to offer an open entry/open exit Physical Education class for students starting in January 2016! Students enroll in KIN 22L-Strength Training or KIN 24L-Lifetime Fitness. Once enrolled, students will have access to the state-of-the-art Cabrillo Wellness Education Center during open business hours.  Students will log in & out each time they work out and receive transferable physical education units.


Students may enroll in the one unit classes up until the 12th week of the semester.  Students may register for 1.5-3 unit sections up until the 5th week of the semester.

Visit our Wellness Education Center webpage for more information:
www.cabrillo.edu/wellness



CABRILLO COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL CONCURRENT RELEASE FORM
Cabrillo High School Release Form


Cabrillo's new Concurrent Enrollment Form is now available on our website! The old form will still be accepted but please do NOT fill out section numbers unless you are using them to restrict the student's hours of attendance at Cabrillo. If section numbers are listed on the form those will be the only sections the student will be able to register for. In general we will be approving the student at the course level so that they can register in any available section through WebAdvisor on or after their priority date and time. This will also allow them to add/drop sections of approved courses through WebAdvisor.

Another change is that, since we are not actually registering the student, the student does not have to be present for us to process the form. Someone else can now bring the form to Admissions and Records for the student, we will process it at the window and return it to the person who brought it in. Forms may also be emailed to webreg@cabrillo.edu with the subject "Concurrent Registration" and will be processed within two working days. We can not accept faxes since we need the ability to respond to the student if the form is incomplete, or we have not received their current semester application to the college. If there is a problem we will respond to emails via the email address from which the form was received.

Please note that parent/guardian signatures are required for ALL high school students, even those age 18 and over.










In celebrating wins, huge congratulations go out to the Girls Varsity Water Polo Team for earning 1st place in League and an impressive 12-0 season!  These student-athletes are fierce in the pool and represent teamwork in so many ways.  Congratulations to Coach Wally Brondstatter and Sara Cooper for their leadership.

CRHS athletes: Dahlela Hennig, Ruth Miller, and Mikaela Tyree - Way to go ladies!!









IMG_6930  Another celebration for the GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM - 3rd Place!

 
CRHS athletes: Nicole Roth - Way to go ladies!

     








MINDSET EXERCISES           


Our first Meeting of The Tribes brought our students together for the first time since orientation 6 weeks ago. We heard lots of laughter and reacquainting with one another on Friday. The staff values these opportunities for our students to get together. As home schoolers, not everyone is enrolled in classes. In this case, besides all-charter educational outings, many students may feel disconnected from their peers. Our "Tribal" meetings are valuable links to parent education, important messages to students, 2nd quarter writing benchmarks, progress reports, power school trouble shooting as well as, a forum for asking questions about college, career and technical schools, applications, etc.

This is also our time to connect with ALL students. This year our emphasis is on MindSet. At orientation, Brian gave a brief introduction of the roll of mind and body, and we are continuing that thread through exploring MindSet and the brain.


The next mandatory Tribal Meeting will be held in January and again in March.







Quick Peeks


2016 Grad Night Info - View pictures of last years "Circus" Grad Night - Contact: Kristen Praly


Art Gallery - Student art gallery is building!


Creating Community Solutions for Student Success - Valuable resources for children in grades Kinder through College.


Homeschoolers of the San Lorenzo Valley Facebook Page - Get in touch with many more home school families and friends


Growing Up Santa Cruz - Facebook page - Get in touch with more home school families and activities in Santa Cruz


Math Tutoring Resources
- Meet Aaron Shaw

Mondays from 12-3:30
in portable P5 with teacher Brian Heery; primarily to support students in Math 1 & 2


Student Services and Resources - Student and Family Counselor, Jennifer Simms
Referral Form Counseling Referral Form
Consent for Counseling
Consent for Counseling

                   






Our start of a Charter Community Seed Resource Program

A HUGE THANK YOU to our local Renee's Garden for this extremely generous donation of seeds!
We are so very grateful!! Please check out www.reneesgarden.com and support this awesome local business!!
Charter Community Seed Exchange details coming soon.



College, Career, Technical Education Section



College and Career Exploration:
This is a great year for your student(s) to get serious about colleges and careers that might be good fits for them down the road. Family vacations should include college visits if possible. College campuses are some of the most beautiful places to visit and the evidence clearly supports that students who visit college campuses are much more likely to attend. Another way to get information about colleges is to attend informational booths set up at lunch time on the SLV High School central lawn area. Colleges showcase many of their own career prep programs such as culinary, law enforcement and fire training. This is one stop shopping at its best.




PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL CAREEERS

The PassAssured’s Pharmacy Technicial Training Program is designed to completely prepare an individual to pass either national exam (PTCB or ExCPT). PassAssured’s PTTP is web based and can be instituted as one semester senior level certification preparatory class or it can be expanded to two semesters. Immediately after graduation, the student would be eligible to sit for the national exam!


PassAssured’s PTTP is $299.00/student/year. The PTTP offers, upon successful completion, a certificate of completion. The certificate as well as the appropriate paperwork to forward to the CA State Board of Pharmacy is an additional fee of $40.00 for a total price of $339.00.


Please refer to the web site www.passassured.com for a product demo. You may also call toll free at 866-778-7277 during business hours (8am-5pm, CST, Monday through Friday).





Scholarships EQUALS Money for College New Scholarship Listing is now available in the SLV High School Counseling Office. Ask for Jeannette.





NEW Scholarship Listing


THE HAMILTON AWARD ~ FOR JUNIORS ONLY

Due Date: March 2, 2016

Value:      $500

GPA:       

Criteria:    The Hamilton Award recognizes high school juniors for their academic, personal and service achievements. Every year, we select 35 to 40 students nationally to enter our leadership program. Through the Hamilton Leaders Academy, we help our Scholars get into college, a transition to university life and then the workforce. Please visit their website http://hamiltonscholars.org/the-program/faqs/



ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST

Consider participating in the San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Speech Contest.

RICHARD D. KING ANNUAL YOUTH SPEECH CONTEST

The 4-WAY Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran chose “Be a Gift to the World“ as his theme for 2015-2016. President Ravindran is urging club members to “Be a Gift to the World” by continuing our fight against polio, and increasing club membership. "Be a Gift to the World” is more than our theme. It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, and every country we serve.




2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • demonstrate financial need;
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar. Counselors and teachers, download a program flyer here.





COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES

CSUs: Application submission starts on October 1st.
UCs:   The online application has been published - so go ahead and have a look,and note the personal statement prompts are different from the Common Application essay prompts. Submission goes from October 1st to November 30th






SAT & ACT UPDATES
The old SAT will be offered until January 2016. From March 2016, the new test will be offered. The difference between the two? The vocabulary section will be gone, there will be a calculator-free math section, the essay portion will be beefed up, and there will be no penalty (as there is now) for wrong answers on the multiple choice.

Some students, however, may find that the old test is 
easier for their work style - so get them to take the free on-line practice test offered by College Board. click here  SAT PRACTICE-COLLEGE BOARD






Taking the SAT Practice Test is a stress-free (and free) way to find your strengths and weaknesses on the SAT. You can test online, or you can print it out.






Official SAT Practice through Khan Academy







COLLEGE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS START HERE
The following links are reference materials for students planning to apply for four-year State Universities and UC.

Community Colleges such as Cabrillo College, do not require the SAT/ACT, however admissions does require course placement tests in English and in Math. For additional information, please refer to our links/tabs noted above under GUIDANCE and  ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE




When's the Best Time to Take the SAT?

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.




Create a test-taking schedule based on your college application plan.





SAT Sign-Ups

(January 23, 2016) - www.sat.org/register

Regular Registration Deadline: December 28, 2016

Late Registration Deadline: January 8, 2016

Late Registration Deadline, Online & Phone: January 12, 2016



ACT Sign-Ups

(February 6, 2016) - www.act.org


Regular Registration Deadline: January 8, 2016

Late Registration Deadline: January 9-15, 2016

Photo Upload Deadline: January 29, 2016

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