May 19, 2019

Early in the week raindrops were falling outside. 
And on Friday, balloons were falling inside. 
Congratulations on completing all of your classes, Seniors!
We're looking forward to all of the celebrations honoring seniors this week.

Senior Assembly & Breakfast - Monday
Baccalaureate Mass - Thursday
Graduation - Sunday
Grad Night - Sunday/Monday

This week...

Monday, May 20
A/5/1/3/7 - Special Schedule
7:45a - Seniors report to Garaventa Center
8:05a - Jr, So, Fr report to 5th period class - Dress Uniform
Senior Assembly
Senior Breakfast

Tuesday, May 21
8:05 a.m. Start
Fun in the Sun 12:05 - 2:05 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22
0-7 Periods
8:05 a.m. Start
Graduation Practice 3:15 p.m.
Girls Night Out c/o '23   5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 23
0-7 Periods
8:05 a.m. Start
Baccalaureate Mass 7 p.m.

Friday, May 24
1/3/7 Finals - Schedule

Sunday, May 24
Graduation 12:30 p.m. 
Grad Night 7:15 p.m. 

Monday, May 25
Grad Night pickup
No School - Memorial Day

Looking ahead...

2019 Graduation - Sun. May 26

All information about Graduation and end of the year events is available on this webpage

Graduation is at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26. Tickets are required to enter the Gym where the ceremony will be held. All other guests are invited to watch live video of the ceremony in the Garaventa Center, where no ticket is needed to enter.

Live Video
The live video stream will be embedded on at the top of the Graduation webpage later this week.
Grad Night
Tickets to attend Grad Night are still available for purchase for a short while.
Yearbook pick-up schedule

Yearbook distribution continues in the Garaventa bar area this week .

Wednesday, May 22   
Juniors w/o 7 th,   2:05 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Juniors w/ 7th,  3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, May 22 ,  2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 23,  2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

There is no pick-up during 7th period on Thursday.

Students who do not pick up their yearbook at their assigned time may do so at in the Library with Ms. Koski before school, at lunch or during x-block beginning Friday, May 24 .
Uniform donations from seniors
Seniors are no longer required to wear school uniforms and are encouraged to donate any gently used uniform apparel.

We will sell used uniforms at the Freshmen BBQ in August, with proceeds benefiting the school.

You can drop your items off in a bag to the Dean's Office. Thank You!

We accept the following gently used items:
  • White, navy blue polo shirts 
  • Plaid and grey skirts
  • Khaki pants and black pants 
  • Navy blue sweaters and vest with logo
  • Fleece zip-ups with logo
  • Blue and white crew and hooded sweatshirts with logo
  • Sports items and spirit wear with logo
  • PE uniforms
Let us know if you have any questions, and t hank you in advance for your help!

Carondelet Parent Association                                                   
Susan Smith,
Summer Sale - Mills Uniform

Mills Uniform's 2019 Summer Sale starts in three weeks. Mark your calendar and save on new uniform items then.
10% off everything; +25% off Clearance items; and free shipping on orders $75+ placed during the sale.

Pop-up Summer Store in the East Bay info to be announced soon.
Summer Early College Credit 
course registration

Registration for Summer 2019 Early College Credit courses are now available. 

Summer 2019 Courses 
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Humanities
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology

To see the descriptions of course offerings and information, visit our webpage
Forms have been posted on Schoology or you can receive them through Mr. Cushing.  Please return forms to Mr. Cushing.
Biotech short course this summer

If you are interested in learning  Biotechnology Analytics, a course is being offered at no cost at Contra Costa College in El Sobrante and is open to interested high school students.
Biotechnology Operations: Analytic Lab in Bioprocessing
July 15 - 25
Monday - Thursday 9:35 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Director:  Dr. Katie Krolikowski (
This course is non-credit, meaning no tests, but will greatly enhance a college resume. You will learn Bioinformatics, DNA sequencing and Microbiology.  Dr. Krolikowski works collaboratively with Urban Tilth, a Richmond-based project that converts biologically "dead" urban soil into food-producing land.  
Questions? Contact Dr. T (

Dissecting brains 

Brain Dissection

Seniors in Mrs. Orr's Anatomy & Physiology class dissected sheep brains, identifying structures and forms they had studied throughout the year. Students started by studying the whole nervous system, and over the last few weeks zeroed in on the brain. The dissection allows students to get an appreciation for the actual structures they have learned about and the level of specialization present in the brain. 
Watch video .
Carondelet Shuttle - Fall 2019

The schedule and pricing for the Carondelet Shuttle will be announced soon. Info and registration will be available on this webpage and announced in a newsletter.
2019-20 Academic Calendar

The calendar has been updated recently.  Friday, March 20, 2020 is now a student holiday. The holiday was  previously listed as March 13.

The 2019-20 Academic Calendar is now available online. 

Please keep in mind that some dates listed here may change. If there are changes, we will send an update in the weekly e-newsletter. The online link will always be the most current version and we encourage you to check it and the online calendar for the latest updates.
PowerSchool closes Friday

The  PowerSchool  Portal will close on Friday, May 24 at 8:00 a.m. Students and Parents will not have access to  PowerSchool  grades until the portal opens on Tuesday, June 4. This will allow teachers and students to focus on Final Exams during this period. Please discuss any questions or concerns about grades with teachers, prior to the portal closing.

As a reminder, Schoology will not be closing. You will have continued access to your coursework on Schoology.

Any questions or concerns about  PowerSchool  access can be directed to Mrs. Katie Almonte at .

On Thursday we called out to our entire community to participate in Carondelet Giving Day and support our students.  
Thanks to 241 supporters, our second annual giving day raised $29,874 for Carondelet students. 

46 classes were represented by students, alumnae, parents and grandparents, and each gift contributed to the results.

Thank you!
All-time best score at NCS Dive Championship

Cougar Dive Team continued its rise in achievement this season led by two seniors.  Courtney Klausen rewrote the NCS Record book by earning the highest score in the Championship's 40+ year history. Kate Cilley finished 3rd in NCS this year with the 12th best score in history. Both seniors leave a foundation for continued success for Carondelet Diving. Read the full story

Swim & Dive take 3rd at NCS

The Cougars Swimming and Diving Team had a great NCS Championship meet at Concord pool earlier this month. The team came in 3rd place overall and returned to the podium as one of the best teams in the North Coast Section. Read the full story

Softball ends season in NCS Playoffs

Cougar Softball concluded a great season, falling in the NCS playoffs to #2 Heritage on Friday, 5-0. Earlier in the week, #7 Carondelet beat #10 Vintage at home in the first round of the NCS Playoffs. 
The Cougars finish the year 14-10-1 and rode a hot streak to 7 consecutive wins early in the year.  
Beach Volleyball

The Carondelet Beach Volleyball team competed in the Nor Cal High School Finals in Santa Cruz. The Cougars faced three teams: Branson, St Francis, and Campolindo. Congratulations on wrapping up the season! 
Jessica Martin, Megan Anton, Karli McHugh, Stella Tuffli, Bailey Smallwood, Rylee Chilson

Summer@Carondelet Sports Camps

Our summer Sports Camps are filling up! Join the Cougars coaches on the field, court, and pool for energetic camps in every varsity sport! 

- For girls and boys
3rd grade to 9th grade
29 camps in 13 sports
3- and 4-day camps in June, July, and August

Get in the game this summer at our Sports Camps!

Athletics physicals

The Athletics Department is not accepting registration through SportsWare at this time.  Parents will receive notification this summer about sports registration for next school year, as we will be changing the process for the upcoming athletics season. Please keep a copy of your daughter's physical. You will need to upload the physical form at a later date. 

Thank you for your cooperation, Emily Silva, Athletic Trainer.
College and Career Updates
  • College Kick Start: Junior parents, Please sign-up your daughter for our annual college application workshop, College Kick Start, that runs from June 3 to June 7. 
Our Calendar is now online!
We update our online  College and Career calendar  every week with college events happening on-campus and throughout the Bay Area.  We post annual parent information nights and in-class student programs too.  Bookmark our calendar  and stay in the know.  Check out the calendar here
Summer service opportunity

Take the opportunity to volunteer at the Walnut Creek Library's summer reading program. This opportunity allows you to support others in your community through reading programs. To learn more, see the details below and the link to learn more.

When: June 8 - August 8, 2019 
Time Commitment: 1-2 hour shifts per week 
How to apply: Attend one of the upcoming volunteer orientations on Thursday, May 30 or Wednesday, June 5 from 4 - 5 p.m.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Grad Night - May 26
Grad Night still needs chaperones and volunteers. For the parents/guardians of juniors, this is the perfect opportunity to have a fresh look into Grad Night for your rising seniors. Help us set a new trend that pays it forward and offer to volunteer as a chaperone! 

To learn more, go to  CERVIS  to sign up or text Dorothy Lowery at 530-320-5892.

The Parent Association needs volunteers for  Grad  Night. Some of the volunteer opportunities are tasks people can complete from home and other tasks require chaperones, food items, set up, and other needs. 

Thank you for helping our students make safe choices. Click the Grad Night link to learn more about our  all-night, drug and alcohol-free celebration for Carondelet and De La Salle High School's graduating seniors .  
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