Cienega High School Vision Statement: Cienega High School creates an educational environment utilizing partnerships among community, parents, and staff to assist students in maximizing their academic potential and promoting life-long learning.

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Dear Bobcat Nation Families, 
 
The end of the 1st quarter is just a few weeks away and we are gearing up for transitioning into our Hybrid/Brick 2 Click models for instruction. This year is already flying by so quickly.
 
This is a great time to take a look at your Cat’s grades and develop a plan for the final weeks of this quarter. We have interventions in place for those students that are struggling academically. Below are some academic interventions available at Cienega this school year.

Fall Break Intersession: Intersession will take place over Fall Break and will be hosted on-line with a highly qualified teacher. Students’ grades for Intersession are averaged with the grade they earned first quarter in the class. Instead of starting second quarter with a D or an F, students have the opportunity to start with a higher grade with a maximum possible grade of 80%. This gives our students a better chance of passing the class for the semester. If you are interested in this program, please contact Mikel Greene, our Student Achievement Teacher at 879-2809 or greenem@vailschooldistrict.org. Please note that honors and AP courses are not eligible for Intersession.

Free Math and English Tutoring: Tutoring is available each week. Please contact Lisa Scott at scottm@vailschooldistrict.org for a schedule if your child needs extra help in either of those subjects.

SAT and ACT Prep Courses: In order to improve student’s SAT and ACT scores, we are offering ACT / SAT prep courses for our juniors and seniors. This is a great opportunity to help improve scores. Contact Mikel Greene at 879-2809 or greenem@vailschooldistrict.org for information. 
 
We are looking forward to a successful next few weeks prior to rolling into our very well-deserved Fall Break. Our students and staff have been working tirelessly to make this unprecedented year successful and I hope everyone will take some time to simply rest and recharge during that time.
 
Your partnership with us these past several weeks has been instrumental in making staff feel appreciated and Cats be successful. Thank you for your continued commitment to the success of every single one of our Cats.


Sincerely,
 

Kim Middleton
Principal


CHS Spirit Week
Interested in getting up to date information on College Scholarships and Representative visits? Join the Scholarships & College Reps Schoology Group using the Code: 
RX8B-ZQJW-88Q95
After joining, you'll receive calendar updates of ALL Scholarship Deadlines and Virtual College Visits being promoted at Cienega High School. 
Artist: Devyn Williams
The Cienega Construction class' first Tiny House is complete and it is beautiful! 
Over the summer, Vail staff put the finishing touches on the well-built Tiny and deck.
A young teacher, who is a former Cienega student himself, and his lovely wife are the proud occupants. 
The next student-built Tiny House will be ready at the close of this school year.


NJROTC Cadets presented the Colors and played Taps on a bugle to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks that occurred on 11 September 2001. The annual Cienega High School 9/11 Memorial Ceremony was not held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

We were fortunate to have a special team create this video for us to honor those we lost.

Special thanks to the talents and professionalism of;
Josh Kraemer, for filming and editing/making everyone look GREAT!
 
The Trainers and Teachers of the Navy JROTC
LCDR George R Murga, USN (Ret)
Willie Jordan, MSgt USMC (Ret)
 
The Narrator
Mr. Michael (Mike) Fike
MSG, US ARMY Engineers (Ret)
Cienega High School Site Substitute
 
The Principal of Cienega High School
Mrs. Kim Middleton
 
Artist: Trenton Byrd
Options for Bobcats with Slow and/or Disrupted Internet
Families can try these suggestions at home to boost internet performance:
 
Move each connected device closer to the access point:
modem, wireless router, mesh AP, etc., whatever gives off a WiFi connection in the household. This should improve internet speeds and help reduce connectivity problems.

Avoid using smartphones or other personal devices during class sessions unless permitted by the teacher of that class. The bandwidth demands of cell phones added to that of school Chromebooks may also increase the risk of WiFi disruptions.
 
Check the age of your modem, and consider upgrading and replacing it. 
 
Upgrade internet speed to improve video conferencing which relies on upload speed.Household plans may not have enough speed for multiple people trying to web conference in the same household. Contact your provider for options. 
 
Test your connectivity using LTE from a cell phone. If the connectivity improves, the network issue is most likely within the household. Contact your provider for options.

Additional tips for improving internet connections can be found on the websites for 
Click: Cox
 
Keep open lines of communication with teachers. Phone calls are OK if email is not an option. 
Families can work together to create study buddies.
A student with internet issues “goes to school” at the connected study buddy’s house. 
Families can purchase pre-paid mobile hot spot cards from major providers (for example Verizon and AT&T). 5G is recommended. Cell phones can be used to create hot spots.
From The Student Achievement Office:
ACT for Seniors ONLY

Due to the school closures, in the Spring of 2020, we were unable to administer the ACT test to the class of 2021. We have scheduled an ACT testing date for Cienega Seniors on October 6th. We will enroll all of our current Seniors for this test, so there is no need for you to register. If you have any questions please contact Mikel Greene at greenem@vailschooldistrict.org or Mrs. Scott at scottm@vailschooldistrict.org.

PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT will be hosted at Cienega on October 29th. You may register by visiting the Cienega Bookstore by September 11th. The cost is $21. This test is recommended for Bobcat Scholars, Sophomores, and Juniors.
Contact Mikel Greene (greenem@vailschooldsitrict.org or 879-2809) or Lisa Scott (scottm@vailschooldistrict.org or 879-2807) if you have any questions.

ZAPS/PSAT Prep Info

ZAPS Prep courses have been coming to Cienega for years – and now they are hosting test prep online! During a 5 hour seminar students receive tips for the multiple choice tests, strategies on how to approach questions, and a method to improve their essay score. To make participation easy, the online seminars are offered at least six days a week with multiple time slots available. Choose from recorded or live virtual sessions. Register online at: https://www.doorwaytocollege.org/webinars and use Coupon Code = CienegaTestPrep
All materials will be shipped to your home prior to the seminar.
Spots will fill up quickly, so sign up today!

Artist: Milan Riha
Want to have fun making friends and help out your community?
Join Key Club, where we help kids and the community around Vail, all while having a blast! Jump on our Schoology Group by using the Access Code 9DBQR-HBCQB or contact an Advisor to begin filling out your application today!

Artist: Madelyn Faull
Have a student that loves science?
A student that loves to design and engineer things?
Then science research is for them!
Have them subscribe to a Schoology class using this code VC4X-HRP9-CBJ62 for help or to talk with their science teacher about how they can get involved. This is a great way to get students outside and doing science during these trying times. Should the student want and be selected to go on to the science fair it will all be done virtually and safe. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Baker at bakerl@vailschooldistrict.org.
Artist: Madelyn Boney
Cienega's NJROTC Marksmanship Team will start competing in the Precision Air Rifle Division this academic year. The Precision Air Rifle Division is modeled after Olympic-style shooting and allows the use of specialized target rifles and equipment. In previous years our NJROTC Marksmanship Team competed in the Sporter Division. They placed first in Arizona among competing JROTC programs and were set to compete for the regional championship before COVID-19 cancelled all competitions. Our NJROTC program was awarded a NRA Foundation Grant to help purchase Precision Air Rifles and associated equipment. 
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Artist: Carson Mayeux
Artwork courtesy of Ms. Latona's Art Students