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Dear Cienega Families,
 
I hope you all are doing well and planning on enjoying a restful Fall Break.
 
As we begin the 2nd quarter of the year, please remember to monitor your Cat’s grades and overall progress this upcoming quarter. At the high school level, grades and credits are final at the end of each semester in December & in May. Students must pass their classes to earn credits in order to complete graduation requirements and earn a high school diploma. Additionally, please keep track of student absences. Excessive absences may result in earning “No Credit” for that specific class. Below is our attendance policy, which is stated in our student handbook.
 
Absence Policy: Each semester, if a student reaches 9 absences in one class, it will result in “No Credit”. If you have circumstances out of your control and reach 9 absences, please appeal absences through your counselor in order to earn credit. Their offices are located in our Education Center and Library in the Counseling Hub.
 
It is Federal Impact Aid survey time again. Surveys will be available on Oct 28th. For your convenience, you will have the opportunity to complete the form online. You will receive an email from us on Oct 28th reminding you to log in to your PowerSchool account and to complete the survey for each of your students. We are asking that all forms be completed and returned before Friday, November 6th. English classes are competing for an Eegee’s party, please get the surveys done as soon as possible. The first class to return all forms completed properly will be the winner. In the past, Cienega has received over $20,000 from the federal government for the completion of these forms. We use these funds for tutoring and other support for our students. Your timely participation is greatly appreciated.
  
I hope that you and your family have a great Fall Break and please do not hesitate to reach out to the Cienega administration team, counselors or teachers if you need assistance with any concerns or questions.
 
We are Bobcat Nation and we are proud to serve you and your family.
 


Sincerely,


Kim Middleton
Principal

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Astronomy and STEM Club
The Cienega Astronomy and STEM Club have spent the last year preparing for the Rover Observation and Drone Survey on Mars (ROADS on Mars) competition. Students were coding, flying two sizes of drones, robotics, and studying landforms caused by the movement of water. There was a robot that had to collect samples, detect soil moisture, launch and receive a palm-sized drone; all while missing all of the mountains and craters on the Martian surface. A communication tower had to be assembled, while a drone “orbited” Mars and students had to identify features of Mars that support evidence of surface water and detect current moisture levels in the soil next to them.

Despite the struggles of this competition being morphed to an online challenge where students submitted videos of their efforts, 100s of hours working independently and in teams; these students earned the first place award for Arizona! Please congratulate Isabella Livingston, Andrew Knighton, Hanna Hartzell, Emerson Morris, and Mission Commander Katie Clemens on their victory!

P.S. They also won one of the national challenges in an off shoot of this competition called the ROADS on Mars Freestyle Challenge!
Artist: Carson Mayeux
Courtesy of Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) Twitter

ATTENTION ALL SENIORS! FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It opened on October 1st, 2020. Make sure to fill it out as soon as possible. If you need help filling out the application, reach out to our college advisor, Rosa Vasquez. Her email is vasquezr@vailschooldistrict.org, call at (520)879-2872 or scan the QR code below to schedule an appointment.
College Advising Appointment
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Tiny House Builders Make Progress
The Hybrid schedule has enabled Bobcat Builders to build the first of the two 33' long walls of the Tiny. 
Students plan to finish all the wood framing for the Tiny before Winter Break, and they are on track!
Long wall number two is next. 

Nice job Bobcats!

Senior Yearbook Ad
Hello Parents and Bobcat Seniors,

Senior ads for the 2021 Cienega Yearbook are now live!
New lower prices for this unprecedented year:

Full Page Ad = $75

1/2 Page Ad = $40

1/4 Ad = $25

Completely designed by you on Jostens.com

Deadline Jan 31st! With only 20 full pages available, they will sell out fast. So act fast and recognized your senior for their many high school accomplishments!

Girls Who Code
Looking for a way to hone your technology skills? What about getting together with fellow girls that are interested in careers in STEM? Then Girls Who Code is for you. We meet virtually on Tuesdays during PAWS. We spend our time learning the basics of code, learning about other inspiring Steminists, and going on trips to learn about women in technology. Join the Schoology class using the code
R8VC-TKW5-T9B9Q and we will see you on Tuesday!
Artist: Milan Riha
Virtual College Visits
Upcoming Virtual College Visits for Students:

Cornell College | October 26 @ 10:50am PAWs Sign up HERE

Whitworth University | Oct 28 & 29 @ 10:50 PAWs Sign up HERE

Northern Arizona University | November 2 @ 10:45 PAWs 

Academy of Art | November 9 @ 10:50 PAWs | Sign up HERE

Want a complete list of upcoming college visits and scholarships?
Have a recommendation for a college visit?
Email Mrs. Roberts at robertsc@vailschooldistrict.org

NJROTC Academic Team places 1st in Cyber "Brain Brawl"
On Wednesday, 23 Sept 2020 our NJROTC Academic Team competed in the NJROTC Area 11 Cyber "Brain Brawl”. A Brain Brawl is a trivia style competition where teams of students compete to answer academic questions. 168 cadets from 48 NJROTC schools from California and Arizona competed. Cienega placed 1st overall. Individually, Cienega NJROTC Cadet Mason Dansbee placed first, Cienega NJROTC Cadet Kaitlynn Zimmerman placed 2nd, and Cienega NJROTC Cadet William Ojala placed 3rd.
The Young Americans
Hello! I am sponsoring a new club on Cienega’s campus called “The Young Americans.” 

One of our endeavors is to persuade all students to register to vote.

One of the pillars of a democracy is active, informed voters. We do not care whom you vote for, as long as you vote. The more people who vote, the stronger our democratic republic is. There is more that unites us as Americans than divides us as a people. Voting is a sacred, fundamental right and is also a personal responsibility for each of us as citizens of the United States of America. 

Even if you are unable to register for this general election, please register once you turn 18. 

If you would like more information about The Young Americans Club, please email Mr. Miller at: millerjas@vailschooldistrict.org (Jason B Miller). 

The Young Americans Club meets on Fridays at 2pm. My classroom is in room 425. 


We can register students and adults to vote using an online link: 


And specifically, this link: 



Artist: Jenises Baez
Artwork Courtesy of Ms. Latona's Art students.
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