This Week in the News
First Day of School is Monday, August 24
Friday's ORIENTATION - SUCCESS! Thank you everyone for coming and participating. We hope you enjoyed Brian's demonstration and the academic relevance of the message you heard today. Remember to begin your writing benchmark assignment.
Grades 10, 11 and 12
Friday, August 21 9:00am-12:00pm - room P3
Students in grades 10, (who have a morning class at SLVHS) and grades 11 and 12 will be introduced to teachers and to pick-up; planners, information packet(s), books, writing assessment, math assessment, participate in a group activity, sign-up for onsite courses, powerschool access, and first semester conference, and gather for lunch to catch-up with friends.
ORIENTATIONStudents in grades 9 and 10 will be introduced to teachers, and pick-up; planners, information packet(s), books, writing assessment, participate in a group activity, sign-up for onsite courses, sign-up for your first semester conference, and gather for lunch to catch-up with friends.
Monday, August 24 9:00am-12:00pm - room P3
Welcome our newest additions to our Charter staff
Please welcome Brian Heery and Julie Walker. Brian is our newest CRHS math teacher, as well as teaching math at the Nature Academy, and Julie
Walker is filling the position of Administrative Assistant to Rhonda Schlosser. In addition, please welcome Melanie Burgess, our Master Gardener, who will be co-teaching with Wade and Kay, expanding our college-prep Environmental/Horticultures Studies course. And of course, welcome back Kristen Rivers and her Artemis Club!
NEW THIS YEAR
We are introducing students to Community Service. We have a lot of ideas and spirit to get students involved in the community or right here in out own backyard. More on Community Service under the tab STUDENT LIFE at the top of this page. Community Service hours will be prorated accordingly for students in the 10th through 12th grades. We are also adding Yearbook to our elective list. We haven't had a yearbook in several years, so we all are looking forward to this course and the production of a book of memories!
THERE ARE CALENDAR CHANGES IN SEVERAL COURSES- SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR OUR CALENDAR.
Math 2 will be scheduled for Mondays from 12:30-2:30 - starts the week of 9/8
Math 1 is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-2:30 - starts the week of 9/6
Spanish, US History, and Yearbook will begin the same week as the English classes, the week of 9/8
ONSITE CRHS COURSES
Please scroll to the bottom of this page and access our CRHS calendar for courses, attendance due dates, and lots more. Click on the course title to view times and locations. This is your connection to what is happening at CRHS. We also have calendars for (All Charter) events, the master (District calendar) and the (SLVHS calendar and their bell schedule), all under the tab at the top of this page titled CALENDARS. All the resources students and parents/guardians need are here in this webpage. As soon as we receive our Attendance Ledger forms, they too will be added under the tab SCHOOL FORMS.
In looking ahead, we are blessed with a dynamic group of teachers, support staff and students and wonderful supportive parents, who together will make 2015-16 CRHS a fun, engaging, and creative year!
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Thursday, September 10
Come and join us as we introduce new staff and enjoy the bounty of our garden! We will be available to you to discuss our courses, our club Artemis, Community Service, graduation, and lots more. We also have available Parent Committee sign-ups. 11th grade and 12th grade parents are needed to organize and build a memorable 2016 graduation, our Charter is looking for a CRHS parent representative for our WASC visit and coordination, and as always, we are looking for a fundraising volunteer and/or a Charter Booster (high school) representative.
2015-16 BYOD LAPTOP INITIATIVE NEWSLETTER
As the 2015-16 school year quickly approaches, we are excited about our implementation of our 1:1 BYOD initiative for grades 6-12. This initiative will allow students to be more personally involved in their learning, gaining 21st century skills with technology as an essential learning tool. We understand that technology is a tool and not a replacement for textbooks and other traditional tools. Usage of laptops in the classroom will be at the discretion of the teacher. Laptops will be available at school for students who do not own their own laptop to use during class time. If you need financial assistance in purchasing a laptop please contact the SLVUSD District Office at 831-336-9672. For more information, please see the BYOD informational webpage.
Student Owned Laptops
Students who bring their personal laptop to school are responsible for the safety and care of their belongings. This personal property is the responsibility of students and they should consider the following:
SLVUSD District Expectations Regarding “Bring Your Own Device Initiative”
FIRST COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS (4 Hours!)
Students, remember to take your community service log sheet with you! Look under School Forms for your sheet to have signed-off.
We are having a
Member and Volunteer Appreciation ...
We need volunteers to help serve and help in the kitchen.
If you have students that want Community Service hours please have them contact me.
Doreen Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 13, 2-6pm
Food! Live Music! Drawing!
No Host Bar!
Seabright Jazz Band - Dan Phillips
2470 El Rancho Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060(Off the Mt. Hermon turnoff on Hwy 17)
STUDIO ART CLASSES THIS FALL
(drawing and sketching classes using watercolor, colored pencils, acrylics, pastels, pen & ink, and graphite)
Begin or continue your Art Portfolio this fall by taking this opportunity, and plan now, to enroll in Peg Edwards' Natural Science Illustration, Celtic Illustration, Botanical Illustration, Zoological Illustration or Natural Science Illustration for veteran illustrators.
**This course is independent to this Charter School, but is an community independent Studio Art opportunity. Because of the professionalism, advanced education and outcomes, we endorse this course for academic credits upon Peg Edwards recommendations.
Classes start September 14 and will meet for 12 weeks and meets at Peg Edwards Art Studio in Scotts Valley.
NATURAL SCIENCE ILL
NATURAL SCIENCE ILL FOR VETERAN ILLUSTRATORS
There is a $100 non-refundable advance deposit to hold your student's place in class.
Please send a check for $100 to Peggy Edwards – Sierra Nature Prints, P.O. Box 66644, Scotts Valley, CA 95067 OR pay by PayPal to email@example.com
Class balance due first day of classes. The cost per 10-week session is $325 (materials included.) Siblings and family members will receive a 10% discount.
*Please notify your supervising teacher if you are enrolled first semester in any of these teacher-led (Art Studio) course opportunities.
The course "Art Studio" will be added to your fall schedule.
Mondays 4:00-6:00 - Natural Science Illustration for Teens: A weekly class exploring the wonders of nature through applied art. We will draw insects, Arachnids, water drops, mammals, seashells, bones, feathers, fur, fungi and flowers using a variety of techniques including pen & ink, scratchboard, watercolor, acrylics and graphite. Students will also learn about various artists and be gently guided in the art of critique. Important: Students should come with come experience in art and be able to focus for two hours.
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 - Natural Science Illustration for Veteran Illustrators: A weekly course for Veteran students with natural science illustration experience & skills. We will be exploring and applying previously learned technigues to illustrate such topics as: Camouflage, Art Deco landscapes, Life cycles, Classification, and In-depth species studies; plus the use of hand lenses and the dissecting microscope for detailed illustration.
JUST ADDED BACK INTO THE LINE-UP OF AWARD WINNING ART CLASSES~
Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 - Botanical Illustration: Using herbaria, live specimens and reference material, students will draw flowering plants, trees, and fungi using a variety of techniques including pen & ink, scratchboard, watercolor, and colored pencils. The course will include an emphasis on plant classification and the use of the dissecting microscope. Important: Students should come with some experience in art and/or natural science illustration.
- Zoological Illustration:
scratchboard, watercolor, pastels, pen & ink, graphite
and colored pencil, students will produce several zoological
illustrations of mammals, insects, reptiles &
amphibians, fish, arachnids, and various invertibrates
addressing topics such as form & function, behavior,
habitat and status. Animals classification will be
emphasized. Important: Students should come with experience in art and be able to focus for two hours.
WITH IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION FOR ALL CLASSES ARE BELOW IN THE FILE
SECTION (PDF'S) UNDER THE CALENDAR IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO OPEN LINKS
What a fantastic day we had celebrating our seniors under the canopy of beautiful redwood trees. It did get a bit chilly with a breeze shooting through the trees, but the staff felt the warmth beaming from our seniors and their families and friends!
Aly Benton, Sabrina Burke, Erica Costella, Tryston Cruz, Cody Esser, Amanda Hampson, Kayla Hudec, Ryan Kalske-McCormack, Hannah Miller, Marley Morrison, Julian Norelius, Adriana Ortega, Fern Quinn, Jessie Senko, Caleb Smith, Grace Winnick, Sam Wylie, and Zac Zachau
Special Honoree Graduate: Roberta Gutierrez!
Happy Retirement Roberta!
SENIORS & DIPLOMAS
You may pick-up your diplomas on Wednesday directly from your Supervising Teacher in their classrooms before 1:00pm.
SENIORS: KEEP A POST HIGH SCHOOL FILE
It is VERY important for students to start building their college file box. Keep all future enrollment papers, make copies of everything and keep them safe, keep extra (unopened/sealed) transcripts for future use (you will need at least 4 sealed high school transcripts on hand over the next 6 years), make copies of your High School Diploma (don't loose this important document. Many employers, organizations and private colleges ask for a copy) save all financial aid correspondence. Once you begin acquiring college transcripts, keep these in your file box. There is a cost for replacements. It is wise for parents to have a duplicate file box if the student is moving away. Boxes tend to get lost in big moves! These are materials that you will need easy access to, from the time you graduate from high school, register for college, or until you become fully employed.
If your student will not be returning to CRHS for the 2015-16 school year, start now filling out your transcript request form, noting where you wish for your teen's transcript should be mailed to. Request two copies. One for your records and one sealed to the next school.
SAN LORENZO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 2015-16 NEW BELL SCHEDULE
The SLVHS teachers and administration have agreed to adopt the following Bell Schedule for the 2015-16 school year while they spend next semester reviewing the most optimal block schedule with the additional instructional minutes for 2016-17 and beyond.
You will notice several minutes have been added to each day.
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
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 - SAT College Admissions Exam
ACT SIGN-UPS - The ACT Exam
OUR SUMMER READING LIST
Summer Reading List for the Reluctant Reader