UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday, March 1 to Thursday, March 11 is Wish Week.
  • Monday, March 8 to Friday, March 12 is Midterm Week. More information to come.
  • Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19 is Spring Break. There will be no school.
  • Tuesday, April 13 is SAT (11th grade).
  • Thursday, April 15 is PSAT (10th & 9th grade).
  • Friday, April 23 is CMAS (11th grade).
GRADUATING SENIORS REMINDER: Applying for Graduation!
If you are graduating with an associate degree from ACC, don't forget to apply for graduation by MARCH 15 by clicking here.
CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH: Isaac Gallegos & Isabella Crispell

Isaac Gallegos
Isaac will graduate from CECP in May. He would like to either go straight to college or into the Air Force, where his main goal is to join special ops. Currently, Isaac is the NHS President and has been a student ambassador and peer tutor. For fun, he likes to work out, and run. He has a 4.67 cumulative G.P.A.

Ms. Lomibao, “Isaac Gallegos has truly distinguished himself as a strong and inquisitive young scholar, who values the challenges of a rigorous course schedule and revels in the hard work it takes to manage such a schedule. More than that, though, he is a role model in every way. He will go out of his way to lend a hand, offer encouragement, or assist anyone in distress. His kindness and warm heart are always a bright spot in my day and the day of his peers and staff at our school. As president of CECP's National Honor Society, Isaac leads our chapter with great care for others, forethought, and an untiring pledge to keep our school and the larger community a priority. He is truly worthy of the honor of Student of the Month and I am very proud to have been his teacher and to work side-by-side with him in National Honor Society.”

Mr. Markway, “Isaac is such a pleasure to be around. It amazes me every time I meet with him how hard he works and how determined he is to meet his goals. His ability to navigate a heavy workload and achieve such a high level of success speaks to his maturity and his knowledge of himself. His kindness is always on display and infects everyone he is around.”

Isabella Crispell
Isabella will graduate in May from CECP with her associate’s degree. She is working towards pre-med in college. She was 2020’s Miss Colorado Teen USA and won Best Interview. She is also the captain of Legend’s varsity tennis team. Isabella enjoys spending time with family and playing the piano. She has a 4.12 cumulative G.P.A.

Mr. Markway, “Isabella has worked hard both in and out of school to accomplish her goal of becoming an anesthesiologist. She is very involved in her education, always asking questions during advising to make sure she understands why she is taking the classes she is taking. This curiosity allows our advising appointments to be truly collaborative, and the work she puts in has earned her a spot on ACC's Vice President's List.”

Mr. Smith, “Isabella is a model student- inside and outside of the classroom. She will succeed in whatever pathway she chooses to go. She has always demonstrated remarkable character, integrity, and ambition. These traits will undoubtedly take her far in life. CECP is a better place because of Isabella!”
MIDTERM TEST-TAKING TIPS
Midterms are coming up, but don’t worry! You can master test-anxiety and improve your performance on exams by following a simple plan: develop good study habits, use effective techniques to memorize content, take steps to reduce test anxiety, and take advantage of smart strategies when taking the test. Click here to read the test-taking tips for ideas that you can use.
STRESS RELIEF TIPS
Headspace: Guided meditation to use before tests to alleviate anxiety and stress. https://www.headspace.com/
 
 
Breathing gif to help stress reduction: https://giphy.com/embed/krP2NRkLqnKEg
 
Positive affirmation sticky notes: to remind yourself that can get through finals!

Movement: Try taking a brain break and going for a walk, hike, or doing an activity that allows you to move! 
Easy Yoga Poses to Reduce Stress and Anxiety -
9 Benefits of yoga: 
  1. Yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility.
  2. Yoga helps with back pain relief.
  3. Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms.
  4. Yoga benefits heart health.
  5. Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better.
  6. Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods.
  7. Yoga helps you manage stress.
  8. Yoga connects you with a supportive community.
DONATION REQUEST FOR WISH WEEK
Student Council is looking for donations that will help with Wish Week. If you would like to donate, please drop off your donations in Ms. Himes’ room.

Donation Requests:
  • Decorations (streamers, posters, etc.
  • light blue
  • yellow
  • Spiderman
  • Disney
  • Marvel
  • Hot Cocoa Mix (packets not just the powder)
  • A large jar
  • Candy (pre-wrapped candy) 
  • Bubble blowers (like the kind you can get at the dollar store)
  • Stickers 
  • Marvel
  • Disney
  • Spiderman
  • Fabric Paint
We need more photos for the yearbook! We know that this year has been different than we expected but we still want pictures to show how you spent the school year. School from home, extracurriculars, leisure time, how to pass the time in COVID, etc- we want all of it, and we'll sort through what we get!

Uploading Photos:
  • Go to: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
  • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 415474309
  • Photo or image files must be .jpg, .tif, or .png files. Check out free online services to convert your files into one of these types
  • Image Resolution must be at least 300 dpi. This can be found by right clicking an image on your computer and choosing properties. Then viewing the details tab.
  • Pixels to Inches Chart
  • RGB file format (do not convert to CMYK).
  • Maximum file size is 50MB.
  • Maximum file name length is 20 characters. Use only numbers and letters.
  • Maximum resolution is 10000 x 10000 pixels.
  • Scanned photos or artwork must be at least 400-500 dpi.
  • Applications such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint do not produce high enough resolution documents or images.
Deadline for submitting photos is March 31, 2021. All photos will be reviewed by yearbook staff.

EXTENDED Senior Ad Orders:Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. In addition, revenues from recognition ads help our school to create a better yearbook. To purchase your ad online, follow the instructions on this attachment. All ad orders must be placed online by 2/28/2021.

Senior Photos: Senior portraits should be uploaded through that same link. Yearbook staff will review the photo and reach out if there are any questions or additional information needed.

Yearbook Orders: Yearbooks are now available for purchase! Click here to order. All yearbook orders must be placed online by 3/31/2021.
DO YOU WORK FOR KINDER MORGAN OR UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE?
We're seeking connections to staff and parents working for or connected to Kinder Morgan or United Launch Alliance as we are looking at building a relationship with them to fund programs for students interested in STEM and workforce development. Please contact Jennifer Malenky, if you are connected and can help us identify contacts in community relations and/or corporate giving. Thank you all!
JOIN SOURCES OF STRENGTH
We are looking for students who would like to join Sources of Strength! Sources of Strength is a campus-wide social-emotional curriculum that aims to “provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength. We believe that many strengths are more powerful than one, and our united goal is to activate and mobilize these strengths in ways that positively change individuals and communities.”

All students and staff are welcome to take part in any Sources of Strength activities, and peer leaders work at inviting other students in to our work in decreasing stigma of help-seeking and increasing the utilization of resource seeking and support. Please contact Ms. Kaylee for more information on how to get involved, or if you're needing support.
COLLEGE & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Questbridge: College Prep Scholars Program
Amazing scholarships and awards for outstanding high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. This can include full scholarships to summer programs at Yale, UChicago, and Emery, up to $1000 for a new laptop, access to the Questbridge Conference, and guidance on college applications, essays, and the Questbridge Match full-ride scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 24. To find out if you are eligible and apply for free, visit questbridge.org.

Financial Aid Literacy Mini-Series
CU Denver K-12 Outreach will be hosting various virtual events for those interested in financial literacy. They are here to help students, parents, high school partners, and the community with navigating the daunting task of preparing for college and securing funding to help pay for their education. Financial Literacy also includes learning to be financially capable as a student and throughout life. Click here for more information or to sign up.
  • What is Financial Aid and how to apply? - Thursday, March 4 at 5:30 PM
  • Financial Aid and Verification - Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 PM
  • Special Circumstance: Appeal, Appeal, Appeal - Thursday, March 18 at 5:30 PM
  • Cost of Attendance and Awards Notices - Thursday, March 25 at 5:30 PM
  • Understanding Federal student and parent loans - Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 PM
  • Financial Fitness: Budget and saving for college and beyond - Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 PM
  • Financial Fitness: Building and Maintaining your Credit and credit score - Thursday, April 15 at 5:30 PM
  • Ballin’ on a budget - Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 PM

Virtual Financial Aid 101 Webchat
Wednesday, March 10, from 6 to 7pm, admissions counselors with four universities from around the state of Colorado will be hosting a Virtual Financial Aid 101 Webchat. This event is open to Colorado incoming first-year students and families that are curious about the college financial aid process. No matter the university you are hoping to attend, we just want to be a resource for you!

Register Here:

CO Virtual Gap Year Fair This Saturday!
USA Gap Year Fairs has gone virtual! We will be hosting a Colorado Gap Year Fair on Saturday, February 27 from 12-3 pm MST. We are offering over $15,000 in scholarships to students this year and we would love for your members and their families to participate. This is a free event and we will have over 30 Gap Year providers and expert counselors online to connect with interested students.

MSU Denver Scholarship Help
MSU Denver's Priority Scholarship deadline is March 1. In order to help students meet this deadline and create the most competitive application, they are hosting one final virtual workshop on March 1 from 5-6:30pm. Click here for more information.

CU Denver Admitted Student Days
For seniors who have been accepted to CU Denver for summer or fall, come connect with students and faculty and learn about the wide variety of opportunities at CU Denver!
  • March 13, 2021
  • The event will occur over Zoom from 12pm – 2:45pm
  • Sign up today!

Medical Career Collaborative (MC2) Program
For those new to our program, MC2 is an industry based model that propels high school students toward careers in healthcare through hands-on experiences and professional development opportunities. In order to apply to the program students must: currently be a sophomore in high school, and attend high school in the Denver metro area. The program model remains the same with students participating in a two year commitment that includes: medical field trips/workshops/trainings, an internship at either Children’s Hospital Colorado or Denver Health, participation in weekly seminar sessions, mentoring, volunteer opportunities, and college and career coaching.

The application is long as it requires a school transcript, essays, a recommendation and general information so we advise that students start working on their application several weeks before the March 12 deadline. To access the link to the application please visit: www.childrenscolorado.org/mc2.

Women in National Security Event
Women are underrepresented in leadership in tech, health, and cybersecurity. Want to learn how successful women got where they are today? Want to explore a career protecting the nation? FREE registration for #WorldDenverIWD2021 International Woman’s Day opens here on February 1.

International Women's Day, held every year on March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Since 2013, WorldDenver, a Denver-based non-profit, has hosted the city's premier International Women's Day celebration. This year, on March 8 from 11am - 1pm, we will honor women in national security with a live broadcast and virtual event from the Denver Center for Performing Arts that's FREE and open to the public. The event will feature, among others, Lauren Bean Buitta, CEO of Girl Security, Dr. Janine Davidson, MSU Denver President, and U.S. Congresswoman Elisa Slotkin. 

Questions? Please contact Alison Garfield at alisongarfield8@gmail.com

Women in Construction Management Virtual Summer Institute
  • For 15 to 18 year-olds
  • Half-day VIRTUAL sessions
  • Build your confidence!
  • Meet successful women from industry
  • Explore career opportunities in the construction industry
  • Engage with student mentors while learning new and exciting things
  • Must have access to computer or laptop & reliable internet
The application deadline is March 15. Access testimonials, past photos, and the application here: cm.colostate.edu/wcm

Colorado Virtual Career Fair
Colorado students can connect live with professionals representing all 17 career clusters, and multiple ethnicities, backgrounds, and parts of Colorado. The fair will be from April 19-22. To view the schedule, register for the fair, and get more information visit youthcareerfair.org.

ACC Transfer Fair
Planning to attend a 4-year university in the future? Meet with universities in a virtual platform at ACC's Transfer Fair on March 3 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm to learn more about the application process.


ACC Career Workshops

ACC Pathway Events
Senior Scholarship List
We will now be posting scholarships that we find on our advising college guide! Click here to access the full list of scholarships.
  • Rotary University Hills Scholarship
  • Women’s Energy Network of Colorado Scholarship
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
  • Grossman Scholarship
  • Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship
  • MSU Denver Mentorship Scholarship - contact Julia Volzke

Scholarship Resources for All Grades
Did you know that it is never too early to start applying for scholarships? High School Freshmen to College Seniors should always be on the look out for different scholarship opportunities.

Here are some resources to help get you started:
WISH WEEK!
Here is a universal link we will be using for everything: to purchase t-shirts, pay to participate in the talent show, sign-up to play in the basketball game, etc. We will be adding more things to that link as Wish Week gets closer.
 
CLUB MEETINGS
Interact/Young Rotary
Interact/Young Rotary is a service organization sponsored by the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club here in Parker. We organize fundraisers and other service events that benefit the school, the community, and the world. To learn more join us at our weekly meetings on Friday afternoons!

Meeting Times: Fridays at 1pm
Meeting Style: Virtual (email Ms. Hedberg for link)
Club Sponsor: Tara Hedberg

Ethics Bowl Club
Ethic Bowls are competitive yet collaborative events in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. An ethics bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants. If you would like to join the team, please e-mail Dr. Rhodes at ruth.rhodes@coloradoearlycolleges.org.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am
Meeting Style: Virtual (email Dr. Rhodes for link)
Club Sponsor: Ruth Rhodes
Medical Club
This club is a great opportunity for anyone interested in healthcare and learning more about the medical field, as well as being involved in the school!
 
Previously, we’ve planned events such as breast cancer awareness month, blood drives, and a winter formal/informal dance. We plan to continue staying an active part of the schools community even through COVID-19. 
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