BOB CAT BUZZ - December 2018

 
   

Dear Cienega Families,
 
We are now in the home stretch of our 1st semester. December is the month of finishing strong. Please take the time to go onto Power School and check your child's grades. High school grades are final at the end of each semester, and it is imperative that we push hard to finish strong academically. Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teachers if you need information about what you find on Power School.
 
December is also a great time to contribute your yearly tax credit. Tax Credit Contributions are a 100% dollar-for-dollar credit. For those that pay Arizona state taxes, for every dollar that is contributed, 100% will be returned back in their state tax return. People that are single can contribute up to $200 per year, and married couples can contribute up to $400 per year. 
 
Many of our extra-curricular programs at Cienega depend on tax credits to function. Tax credit contributions can be given to any club, sport, fine arts program, activity, or the greatest need. I would like to thank you in advance for contributing your tax credits to any of our programs. Below is our website for tax credit contributions. This website is a much simpler and improved way to make tax credit contributions.
 
 

Happy Holidays and please be safe as we move into 2019.



Sincerely,
 
Nemer Hassey
Principal

BUZZING IN THIS ISSUE
COUNSELING HUB- SENIORS
CATS CARE TEAM
FINE ARTS DRAMA
TESTING INFORMATION
VAIL JINGLE TRAIL 5K
COLLEGE & CAREER CHRONICLE
SENIOR YEARBOOK PAGES
NJROTC
CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH
STUCO HAPPENINGS

  BOBCAT SPECIAL OLYMPICS
 
    
Let's take a moment to brag about our stellar Special Olympics athletes! All athletes placed in their divisions and came home with two bronze medals and two silver medals. Also, our Unified Special Olympics Club was definitely the loudest and proudest cheering section of them all. Thanks to the incredible Bobcat fans. 

Were so proud of all their hard work! 

COUNSELING HUB  
SENIOR INFORMATION
 
    
Testing Information :
SAT:  Registration deadline for the March 9 th test is February 8 th . Go to collegeboard.org to register.

ACT:  Registration deadline for the February 9 th test is January 11 th . Go to www.actstudent.org to register
 
SchoolWay App:
  • If you have not yet downloaded the SchoolWay App, we highly encourage you to do so. The counselors sends push alerts to your Smart phone, or texts or emails if you don't have a SmartPhone. Go to www.myschoolway.com to download the App. Join the Vail School District, then Cienega High School and then the GROUP: Class of 2019, or just enter the WayCode: 42peba
 
Financial Aid:
  • Almost every college requires a student to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Any student attending college next year should have filled out this form by now. Use this worksheet to assist you in this process and then go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the form.

Colleges:

  • In order to have the best chances of receiving scholarships or financial aid at any of the state universities, seniors should have already applied to these schools. Do not delay any longer if you have not yet applied. For out of state or private colleges, deadlines vary.       Go to the specific college website for deadlines and information.

Scholarships:

 
Attendance Issues:
  • Any student who exceeds eight absences in any class (9 is 9) will not receive credit for that class. If it is a zero hour issue and other classes are not in line with the zero hour absences, a student may be required to drop zero hour and add a class after lunch. Schedule an attendance appeal with your student's counselor to appeal the absence.
 
 
The Wall of the Future is growing rapidly. Any senior who brings in their acceptance letter to a college or trade school, or a letter of enlistment is publicized on our Wall and is given a College Bound or Military Bound t-shirt and entered in the drawing to win an iPad at Honors Night in May. Cienega Seniors are C2G!


The Cats CARE Team     
 
Fun Facts About PBIS:
Students doing great things can earn a Phat Cat card.  

There are great prizes: 
-free admission to an Athletic or Fine Arts Event
-free school lunch
-entry into a Phat Cat drawing
-and much, much more.
This is one of the ways we encourage your student when they follow the CAT statement!

FINE ARTS- DRAMA
 

Congratulations to our Drama students and Jessica Armistead!

Vietnam 101 earned a Superior rating at State and Jessica Armistead was named Teacher of the year for the Southern Arizona Region.




TESTING INFORMATION
 

March 5th & 6th:
Mark your calendars and charge your chromebooks. We will be doing a tech check on these two days to ensure that our technology is ready to go for testing in April. It is imperative that all students bring their chromebooks to school, fully charged.


AzMERIT Testing in April:
Mark your calendars for the testing dates listed below. All 9th-11th graders are expected to take their AzMerit tests in the areas of Math, English, and Science. Please reschedule any conflicts you may have on these days to ensure that your child is present



ACT Prep:
It's not too late to sign up for Prep Courses that will help you better prepare for your ACT test. Bring $35 to the bookstore and then bring your receipt to the 500 office to see Mrs. Magnuson for specific dates. Remember, signing up for the actual ACT test must be done on your own through ACT.org . Process takes about 40 minutes.



VAIL JINGLE TRAIL 5K
& SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER 1K   
 

The 13th Annual Vail   Jingle   Trail   5k and Santa's Little Helper 1k   will be on Saturday, December 15th. This event benefits the Cienega Key Club and the Shyann Kindness Project Toy Drive. Last year we raised over 500 toys thanks in part to Meghan McKinney who collects toys from her students! Jeremy Vega and his choir have come out the last couple of years and they will be there again this year.  

Thanks to TSW, Be Kind Club, and Art Club. for the cool finisher awards for the first 400 participants. Come on out, we have awesome long sleeve t-shirts for ALL our participants.  It's a great "feel good" event. 



COLLEGE & CAREER CHRONICLE
 


Winter Break Activities & Opportunities
 
We all look forward to winter break to wind down, relax, and spend time with family and friends. Winter break is also a great time to prepare for your post-high school future. There are many things you can do that won't take much time, but will help set up your future success.
 
Update your scholarship data. Now that you have earned your first semester grades and have access to some test scores, update your Raise.me account. Raise.me partner schools offer micro scholarships for earning good grades, participation in extracurricular activities like clubs, sports and volunteer activities. Some colleges even offer scholarship money for taking the PSAT.
 
Volunteer! The two-week break is an excellent time to accumulate some volunteer hours. Get in touch with local churches, food banks, charities and other community organizations. Remember, most colleges are looking for well-rounded, community-minded students. In fact, it is a requirement for many scholarships. Besides, volunteer work can help you to develop valuable contacts and relationships with people outside of your immediate environment.
 
Go on a college tour. Most colleges offer free tours. You just need to inquire about a tour at the campus visitor's center. Even if you are unable to travel you can take virtual college tours. Many colleges have programs available through their websites to allow you to visit from the comforts of home. Sometimes virtual college tours are in real-time. You can see what's actually going on as it happens.
 
Take a little time to apply to for one or two scholarships. There are many scholarships you can apply for during various stages of your high school career. You can start investigating scholarships by viewing the scholarships listed on the Cienega High School home page from this link: http://chs.vail.k12.az.us/counseling/scholarships/
 
You can participate in several of the activities listed in this article and still have plenty of time to enjoy your break. Just a little extra effort during your break can help insure that you have as many scholarship and educational opportunities as possible.
 
Enjoy your time off!
 
Dainah L. Graham, M.S., M.Ed.
College and Career Counselor
 
SENIOR YEARBOOK PAGES  
 


 NJROTC HAPPENINGS


On Saturday, 8 Dec, NJROTC Cadets competed at the Rio Rico High School JROTC Orienteering Meet, which was held at Pena Blanca Lake.  Our cadets were recognized for their outstanding land navigation skills.  




On Saturday, 1 Dec, NJROTC Cadets participated in the NJROTC Area 11 Valley of the Sun Field Meet, which was held at Moon Valley High School.  NJROTC units from Arizona and Southern California competed in the event.  Our cadets placed 2nd in the athletic and personnel inspection events.  



 
CHARACTER TRAIT 
OF THE MONTH  
 

Definition:  You can be consistently depended upon to follow through on your commitments, actions, and decisions. You do what you say you will do.
  
STUCO HAPPENINGS 
 


 
VOLUNTEER & CatFRAT 
 
 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Blessings to our Bobcat families! Be safe and enjoy your break! 

We still need VOLUNTEERS to help clean-up after our staff appreciation luncheon on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 1:00-2:45pm

We also need a few more crockpots of SOUP, CHILI and DESSERTS. Please email me if you can donate any of these items. Food can be dropped off the morning of the 19th, BEFORE 11AM, earlier if it needs to stay hot. Non-perishable items and desserts can be dropped off anytime that week, before the luncheon. 

Thank you for blessing our staff! YOU ROCK!!! 

Please label your crockpot and lid with your name on it, do NOT send in ladles or spatulas, we have plenty. We will wash your crockpots and have them ready for pick-up later that same day and the next 2 days BEFORE we go on Christmas/Winter Break. Call or email me with any questions or to sign-up to help with our staff appreciation luncheon, 879-2811 or   burtona@vailschooldistrict.org

Thank you for your consideration and amazing generosity! We are thankful for you, our AWESOME parents and volunteers! 

Happy Holidays! 

Thank you! 
Amy Burton 

PHAT CAT DRAWING WINNERS
 

Congratulations to the following Bobcats for being our Phat Cat Drawing winners.

Anthony Vuong- Wireless Beats Headphones




Robert Lopez- $100 in food Gift Cards


 
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Thank you parents for your support. We truly appreciate your involvement! 

Cienega High School

DATES TO REMEMBER

12/19, 12/20 & 12/21- Finals 1/2 Days 
Dismissal 12:40pm

12/24-1/6- Winter Break

1/15- NHS Blood Drive

1/15- Cat Frat Meeting

1/19- Winter Formal

1/21- No School
Martin Luther King

 

QUICK LINKS


CHS
INFORMATION

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.
 
Front Office - 879-2800     Attendance -  879-2803   
Bookstore - 879-2824 
Registrar - 879-2812

Health Office - 879-2810
              

Front Office/200 House   
Principal
Nemer Hassey
Secretary - Chris Rich 
879-2816 

300 House
Assistant Principal
Dean Nourse

Secretary - Gianni Wanaka 
879-2855

Education Center
Eric Boxley 
A-C 879-2854
Rebecca Carrier-  D-G 879-1825
Colette Alvarado-  H-L 879-2904
Sylvia Lewandowski-  M-Q 
879-2817
Sheri Mitzel -  R-S 879-2868
John Tritz - T-Z 879-1843  
Dainah Graham - 879-2819
Bobcat Scholar Academy

400/600 House/Athletics    
Assistant Principal 
Kelly Hadden
Athletic Director - Whitney Holland - 879-1813            

Secretary -  Sandi Morrison
879-2892

500House/Special Education  
Assistant Principal 
Kim Middleton
Secretary - Cassandra Bahrychuk 879-2874

Special Education Secretary Patty McKnight 879-1804
 
Communications Coordinator
Juanita Mari- 879-2815   
 
 
CHS website: chs.vail.k12.az.us                 

Schoology:

Sodexo - 879-2090 or mymealtime.com 

District Office - 879-2000

Transportation - 879-2475

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