BOB CAT BUZZ - JANUARY 2020  

 
   

Dear Cienega Families,

Happy New Year!

Second semester promises to be very busy for both our staff and students. Seniors need to remain strong with grades, Senior Exit Project, and their college and career planning. Before we know it, graduation will be upon us. Our 2020 Graduation Commencement will be held at the Tucson Convention Center on Saturday, May 16th at 4:00 p.m. We are excited about this final semester and want to be sure every senior is a part of this amazing ceremony.

As our seniors are making plans for after graduation, our freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be choosing their classes for next year. Pre-registration begins January 23rd. The Course Selection Handbook will be finalized and available on the counselor link of our website the week of registration, and your student will be bringing home a course selection form for you to look through and sign. Please do not hesitate to contact your child's counselor if you have any questions regarding graduation requirements and suggested courses.

Spring sports will be starting in February. For those that are interested in signing up, please get your paperwork turned into the 400 building athletic office as soon as possible.

Thank you for your tax credit donations! Our extra-curricular programs and clubs have received many tax credit contributions in the last few weeks. We truly appreciate your support!
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Kim Middleton
Principal
BUZZING IN THIS ISSUE
ATHLETIC RECOGNITIONS
COUNSELING HUB
CHS PBIS
CHS CHEM. WEEK
TESTING & INFORMATION
DRAMA PRESENTS
NEW BOBCATS
COLLEGE & CAREER CHRONICLE
NJROTC
CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH
WINTER FORMAL 2020

SEASON OF GIVING

Thank you to all the students who donated toys last semester to benefit Ramon's Miracle on 31st street (orchestrated through Steve Taggart Jingle Trail 5k)! Miracle on 31st Street is a Christmas Celebration for children who live in some of Tucson's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. We donated 136 toys!!!



ATHLETIC RECOGNITIONS




TWITTER
Very proud of who was named Winter MaxPreps/United Soccer Coaches High School State Player of the Week for her on-field efforts from Dec. 16-22. #CienegaQueenCats  




 



COUNSELING HUB 
 

 Class of 2020:

    Graduation Reminders
  • Cap and Gown and Announcements: Contact Jostens: 1-800-JOSTENS
  • Senior Graduation Meeting during testing dates on March 31st or April 6th.
Senior schedules will be delivered at a later date for this information.
  • Parent graduation meeting is April 8th at 6:00 PM in the Student Union
  • Ceremony is Saturday, May 16th at the Tucson Convention Center at 4:00 PM
  • Graduation Rehearsal is Friday May 15th  in the gymnasium
  • Honors Night is Wednesday, May 6th  in the Student Union  

Testing Dates: 

There are only a couple more opportunities to take the SAT or ACT this year!

  • Go to www.collegeboard.org for dates and deadlines for the SAT
  • Go to actstudents.org for dates and deadlines for the ACT,
  • Or use the Counselor website for all of this information

https://chs.vailschooldistrict.org/counseling/testing-information-18-19-sy/


General Senior Reminders:
  •  If nine absences are accumulated in any class regardless of the reason, unless it
     is a school related activity, THE STUDENT WILL NOT PASS THE CLASS AND WILL NOT GRADUATE IF THE CLASS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR  GRADUATION. Refer to the student agenda for exceptions to this policy.
  •  Seniors planning on attending a four year college should have applied to their schools by now.   You may lose valuable scholarship opportunities by   procrastinating any longer.
  • Be sure to check the CHS Website for updated scholarship opportunities. The FAFSA (free application for financial student aid) should be completed by  now.                         

Classes of 2020 and 21:

Attached are some great scholarship opportunities from CollegeBoard.  Please read attached flier and register at cb.org/opportunity



































Class of 2021, 22, and 23:
  •  Registration for the 2020-21 school year is happening at the end of this month and the beginning of next month for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors. It is a two day process for each grade level. On the first day we   deliver a transcript to each student and do credit checks to make sure every student is aware if they are on track to graduate or are missing classes necessary to graduate. We then discuss the course they have available to  choose from to register for classes. On the second day, the students will actually log on to PowerSchool and select requests for the classes they hope to get for the following school year. Below is the schedule for pre registration.
Junior Registration (2021) dates for US History Classes
    • Thursday 1/23: Day 1, All classes in the Student Union
    • Thursday 1/30: Day 2, All classes in the Student Union
 
Sophomore Registration (2022) dates for Biology Classes:
    • Friday 1/24, Day 1, All classes in the Student Union
    • Friday 1/31, Day 2, All classes in the Student Union
 
Freshman Registration (2023) dates for World History Classes
    • Friday, 2/07, Day 1, All classes in the Student Union
    • Monday, 2/10, Day 2, All classes in the Student Union

CHS PBIS  
Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports 
 

PBIS at Cienega include being kind. Bobcats are kind!




CHS CHEM WEEK 2020
 
The Cienega Science Department is pleased to announce the Second Annual Chem Week 2020!  

From Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31 there will be Chemistry themed talks by students and staff, hands on demonstrations and activities, project presentations and hallways of research, and a Skype session with a UofA Chemistry professor.  The Science Department would encourage everyone to attend a session during PAWS or lunch to learn more about how Chemistry is applied to life. 

 The ultimate goal:  to provide a celebration & exploration of how Chemistry is a part of our lives and our future.  

TESTING  
INFORMATION  
 
PSAT RESULTS OVERVIEW
Students who took the PSAT on October 19, 2019 will be receiving their PSAT score reports and be lead in an informative session on how to interpret them. This will be held during PAWS on January 22nd in the Student Union.

ACCUPLACER
Are you interested in taking a dual enrollment math course and get high school AND college math credit? Pima will be here to give the Accuplacer Placement Test on January 28th and 29th. If you are interested, be on the lookout from your math teacher for more information. Make sure you sign up with your teacher and complete the Pima Community College application process prior to testing day!

SPRING TESTING DATES
Mark your calendars for the testing dates listed below. All 10th 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.
Tuesday 3/24
Tuesday 3/31
Monday 4/6
Tuesday 4/7
Wednesday 4/8
ACT 
(11th grade only)
AzM2 Writing (10th Grade only)
Pre-ACT
(9th Grade only)
Civics
(11th Grade only)
AzM2 Reading (10th Grade only)
ASVAB
(11th Grade only)
AzM2 Math
(10th Grade only)
AIMS Science
(10th Grade only)

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. Scott 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.
 
**Juniors, check it out!**
 CHS will be hosting the ACT Test free of charge on March 24th. All Juniors are afforded this opportunity and there's no need to sign up. If you need extra help preparing, be sure to sign up for the ACT Prep Courses so you can get great resources and even better training on how to succeed on the ACT!
TUTORING
Tutoring is offered at all grade levels for math and English. Take advantage of this free opportunity to get help from our amazing Cienega teachers!



CIENEGA DRAMA PRESENTS


 
    

 NEW BOBCATS TO CHS 


  
Brigitte Reed                                                                Terence Hickey
English Teache r                                                             Law & Public      
   Safety/  Marketing Teacher


Gianni Wanaka 
Office Manager

CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE HOLOCAUST SPRING 2020

If you are interested in joining the Spring Break 2021 trip for the Central Europe and the Holocaust tour, please visit the trip link at  www.eftours.com/2291308JW  for trip details, itinerary and videos.  The trip is open to all Vail students, friends and family.  If you have any questions,  please contact Mrs. Rogers at   rogersk@vailschooldistrict.org .

COLLEGE AND CAREER 
CHRONICLE


Time Management, It's Important
Development of good time management skills is one of most important accomplishments of successful high school students. Students who at good at managing their time learn more effectively, and often avoid unnecessary stress, frustration, and poor grades. Fine-tuning effective time management skills during high school can lead to more confidence and the development of necessary life skills beyond high school. Implementing some of the following suggestions will help immensely.

Start a Daily To-Do List - Start each day with a list of what you need to accomplish. Put the most important tasks at the top and tackle them first. Gather any items you may need (projects, supplies, forms, etc.). If you don't complete every item on your list simply add it to the next day's to-do list. Reward yourself if you accomplish everything on your list!

Set Reminders for Yourself - Use a whiteboard to list your tasks (wipe away each task completed). Use post-it notes. Send email reminders to yourself. Set alarms on your phone. Use the electronic calendar (with reminders) on your computer. Use an agenda and refer to it frequently.

Know Your Personal Limits - Be honest, have you over-extended yourself? It's okay to say "no". Don't allow yourself to get involved in more activities than you can handle, even if your friends are pushing you. Knowing your limits and sticking to them will go a long way in keeping your to-do list a manageable size and keeping your stress levels to a minimum.

 
Bring your work with you - If you find yourself with extra time while riding in the car or bus to a game, or waiting for an appointment, you can get some work done. If you have an upcoming test or assignment due, bring along your work wherever you go. You can use free time at lunch to study (have a friend quiz you). Instead of reaching for your phone to check your social media accounts use your time more wisely and catch up on homework. Just a few minutes here and there will quickly add up and give you more time for other things, like sleeping!
 

Create a Dedicated Study Time and Create a Weekly Schedule - Set up periods of time devoted only to homework or studying. Find your most productive time of day, a time when you know you're most efficient. Shut off your phone and email until after your work is done. Don't allow yourself to be sidetracked during your dedicated study time. Remember to also schedule some time to relax!

 

Don't Procrastinate - Don't put off important tasks. Procrastination can quickly put your schedule in disarray and lead to stress. Spread your work into manageable segments over several days, and stick to that schedule, you will find yourself more relaxed.


Get 8-10 Hours of Sleep - Getting enough sleep is important to help recharge your mind so you can perform at peak and have the energy needed to stay on track the next day. Use your master schedule to mark a cut-off time for homework each night as well as a set bedtime. Following this routine will help make sure you have time to unwind at the end of each day and get the sleep you need.  Time is one of the most important resources of an active high school student. Students who learn to manage it well often find that they can accomplish more in less time, which permits more free time. More free time allows you to focus, de-stress, make better decisions and take advantage of more opportunities. Good time management can improve many aspects of your life.

Dainah l. Graham M.S., M.Ed.
College and Career Counselor, Bobcat Scholar Academy 


  NJROTC HAPPENINGS

 
NJROTC Cadets participated in various community service events throughout the month of December  They assisted with the Old Vail Middle School Winter Festival on Friday, 13 Dec 2019, the Rincon Vista Middle School 5K Run and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 and the American Legion Post 109 Produce on Wheels-Without Waste (POW-WOW) event on 28 Dec 2019. 


NJROTC Cadet Quintin Sherrod has been awarded an Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point. Once he completes his year of prep he will join our other distinguished NJROTC alumni who are also attending West Point!
 

CHARACTER TRAIT 
OF THE MONTH
 

Having the courage to do what  is right, even when it's difficult.

CAT FRAT &
VOLUNTEER CORNER
 
 
Thank you to our AMAZING parents, volunteers and CatFRAT members for donating the most WONDERFUL and DELICIOUS staff appreciation luncheon, WOW! Thank you for volunteering to help with our luncheon, I had a blast working with all of you and getting to know some new faces! Thank you so much for donating all of the FABULOUS Gift Cards for our staff appreciation drawings! What a cool and fun way to end our first semester, thank YOU for blessing us again! 

Thank you to the following businesses for donating food and or gift cards for our s taff appreciation luncheon in December. Thank YOU!!! 

Please contact me if you're interested in volunteering for events.
(520) 419-1449 or      burtona@vailschooldistrict.org

Amy Burton 
Volunteer Coordinator 
CatFRAT Liaison
(520)-879-2811                   

STUCO- WINTER FORMAL 



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Thank you parents and  community
 for your support. We truly appreciate your involvement! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! 

Cienega High School- Bobcat Nation

DATES TO REMEMBER

1/18- Winter Formal

1/20- No School 
Martin Luther King  

1/21- Cat Frat Meeting

1/29- College & Career Fair Half Day Dismissal
12:40pm

2/5- Half Day Parent/
Teacher Conferences 

2/6- Half Day Dismissal 12:40pm

2/15- Vail Pride Day

 

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
Kim Middleton
Secretary - Chris Rich 
879-2816 

300 House
Assistant Principal
Dean Nourse

Secretary - Crystel Fuenning
879-2855

400 House/Athletics    
Assistant Principal 
Kelly Hadden
At hletic Director - 
Whitney Holland -879-1813  
Secretary -  Sandi Morrison
879-2892

500 House 
Assistant Principal 
Stephanie Magnuson
Secretary - Cassandra Bahrychuk 879-2874

600 House 
Special Education Secretary Shuree Epperson 879-1804

700 Education Center/ Counseling Hub
Eric Boxley- 879-2854
Rebecca Carrier- 879-2854
Colette Alvardo- 879-2904
Sylvia Lewandowski- 
879-2817
Sheri Mitzel- 879-2868
John Tritz- 879-1843
Daniah Graham- 879-2819
Bobcat Scholar Academy

Communications Coordinator:
Juanita Mari- 879-2815   
 
 
CHS website: chs.vail.k12.az.us                 

Schoology:

Aramark Food Services:  mymealtime.com 

District Office - 879-2000
Transportation - 879-2475

 
 
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Job Openings

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The Vail School District is looking for dynamic, energetic and positive staff members. Please click on the link below for the job descriptions, qualifications, salary guide, and the application process.

 

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