The Spartan Standard

Creating Coherent Systems That Promote Learning For All

Our Mission: Why We Do The Right Thing

The mission of Chula Vista High School, an academic and artistic community that celebrates its traditions, spirit, and diverse culture, is to ensure all students realize their highest aspirations through a system of learning distinguished by:


  • Academic rigor across the curriculum fostering lifelong intellectual curiosity
  • A climate of respect, fairness, equality, and security promoting individual confidence and responsibility
  • A culture of collaboration between school, family, and community
  • A proactive network of student support
  • Exciting, unprecedented opportunities for student involvement
  • Creative and artistic expression
  • State of the Art Technology

Appreciating Our Teachers...YOU Make THE Difference

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Mary Rose's Schedule (Subject to Change)

Monday, May 9 - Monday, May 30: Peralta on leave (limited access to E-mail)

Tuesday, May 31: Peralta reports back for duty

Calendar: Looking Ahead

CHULA VISTA HIGH CELEBRATES THE SPARTAN TEACHER!

WEEK SIXTEEN: NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) TESTING

Monday, May 9: PLC Collaboration; ASB Celebrates Teachers

AM: AP Biology; AP Music Theory

8:00 A-Team Mtg.

8:00 Counselor Pullout @ D.O.

1:39 PLC Collaboration

2:30 A-Team Mtg./Debrief


Tuesday, May 10: Counselors Celebrate Teachers

AM: AP US Government

PM: AP Spanish Literature

2:50 School Site Council @ New Library


Wednesday, May 11: A-Team Celebrates Teachers; Extended Lunch Schedule

AM: AP English Language

2:50 Faculty Meeting @ Learning Lab

7:00 House of Guitars (HOG) Concert @ PAC


Thursday, May 12: Categorical Celebrates Teachers

AM: AP World History

PM: AP Statistics

1:00 Safety Committee Mtg.

4:00 Management Mtg. @ PDC

6:30 District Mariachi Concert @ MOH

7:00 VMA Concert @ PAC


Friday, May 13: Clerical Staff Celebrates Teachers

Minimum Day in Honor of Day of the Teacher

AM: AP Human Geography

7:45 Calendar

1:30 Staff vs. Students Basketball Challenge @ Gym

7:00 VMA Concert @ PAC


Saturday, May 14:

8:00 Saturday School

2:00 Dance Force Showcase @ PAC


Sunday, May 15:

2:00 Piano Recital @ PAC



WEEK SEVENTEEN:

Monday, May 16: PLC Collaboration

1:39 PLC Collaboration

2:30 A-Team Mtg.


Tuesday, May 17:


Wednesday, May 18:

5:00 Visual Art Show Reception @ Little Theater


Thursday, May 19:

9:00 Principal Mtg. @ PDC

12:00 Metro Directors Mtg. @ PDC

7:00 Dance Concert @ PAC


Friday, May 20:

7:45 Calendar


Saturday, May 21:

8:00 Saturday School

7:00 Prom @ Hotel Del Coronado



WEEK EIGHTEEN:

Monday, May 23: PLC Collaboration

SENIOR FINALS

1:39 PLC Collaboration

7:00 SCPA Senior Recital @ PAC


Tuesday, May 24:

SENIOR FINALS

6:30 Spring Sports All-District Awards @ MOH Gym


Wednesday, May 25:

SENIOR FINALS

FINAL SENIOR FAILURE LIST DUE to Counselors

3:00 FINAL SENIOR FAILURE LIST due to Counselors

6:00 All-School Awards Assembly @ Gym


Thursday, May 26: Special Schedule; Cap & Gown Assembly

SENIOR GRADES DUE; SENIOR CLEARANCE DAY

LOCKER CLEAN-OUT 12th

9:00 Cap & Gown Senior Assembly @ Gym


Friday, May 27: ALL SENIOR GRADES MUST BE INPUTTED INTO POWERSCHOOLS

7:45 Calendar

3:00 Final Grades for Seniors due (inputted into PowerSchools)



WEEK NINETEEN: FINALS WEEK

Monday, May 30:

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, May 31: FINALS SCHEDULE: Periods 0, 1, 4

MINIMUM DAY FOR STUDENTS

LOCKER CLEAN-OUT 9th

GRAD NIGHT FOR SENIORS at DISNEYLAND

8:00 Grad Night for Seniors


Wednesday, June 1: FINALS SCHEDULE: Periods 0, 2, 5, 7

MINIMUM DAY FOR STUDENTS

LOCKER CLEAN-OUT 10th

2:00 Senior Graduation Practice @ Gym

6:00 PIQE Parent Graduation @ Learning Lab


Thursday, June 2: FINALS SCHEDULE: Periods 3, 6, 7

MINIMUM DAY FOR STUDENTS

LOCKER CLEAN-OUT 11th

GRADUATION @ SWC STADIUM

GRADES DUE IN POWERSCHOOL BY 7:00PM

1:00 Graduation @ SWC Stadium

7:00 PM Grades Due in PowerSchools


Friday, June 3: MINIMUM DAY; REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION DAY

MINIMUM DAY FOR STUDENTS

TEACHER CHECK OUT SHEETS DUE TO D. HEARD

END OF SECOND SEMESTER; END OF 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR

7:45 Summer School Mtg.

Kudos, Thanks, and Transitions

  • Please welcome Jaye Leigh who will be assisting in administrative duties starting Monday, May 9. She will be here until May 27.
  • Best wishes to Susan Bright who will be retiring effective June 4, 2016. Ms. Bright has been with the Sweetwater District for 30 years, fifteen of which has been here at Chula Vista High School. Ms. Bright writes, "I am ready for the last chapter of my life to get going...I've been at this school for 15 years and it has been filled with happy memories."
  • Best wishes also to Antonio Moran who will be retiring effective June 4, 2016. He has worked at Chula Vista High School his whole career and he is proud and honored to have served all our students and to have worked side by side with his colleagues.
  • Congratulations to the following staff who will be recognized at the Annual Employee Recognition Event to be held at Eastlake High School on Tuesday, May 24: Teacher of the Year--David Hatz; Retirees--Susan Bright, Antonio Moran, and Rebecca Calderon; Longevity (10, 15, 25 30, 40 years)--Christy Araki, Ismael Arvizu, Constantino Batista, Beatriz Bey, Daryl Butterfield, Lucas Dominguez, Joey Espinoza, Martha Flores, Felisha (Mariscal) Forsberg, Maria Garcia, Sarai Garcia-Puga, Estela Hernandez-Robinson, Kris Larsen, Michelle Limber, Brandon Lopez, Rebecca Majarma, Lisa McCaughey, Leslie McClelland, John McCourt, Maggie Padilla, Nancy Penuelas, Adolfo Preciado, Grace (Lupian) Rodriguez, Carolina Soto, Libby Stewart, Melanie Torga, Melvin Vargas, Maritza Villegas, Ken Willadsen, and Craig Wilson.

Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to the following staff members who are being recognized for their perfect attendance for the period of October 5 through December 18:


  • Heather Abaroa-Bassett
  • Christine Araki
  • Charles Batchman
  • Constantino Batista
  • Eric Byers
  • DiAnne Cabe
  • Garry Cabogason
  • Angie Carrillo-Polmear
  • Maria Chang-Lee
  • John De Jesus
  • Jennette Duarte
  • Paul Gallegos
  • Alain Garnica-Mendoza
  • Roberto Gonzalez
  • Gregory Gutierrez
  • David Hunt
  • Joe Lara
  • Emily Larsen
  • Alicia Marmolejo
  • Lisa McCaughey
  • Clint McDonald
  • Jose Medrano
  • Debbie Nevin-Armstrong
  • Alejandro Ochoa
  • Luis Ortiz
  • Sofia Pelayo
  • Nancy Penuelas
  • Carmen Sandoval
  • Patty Wheatley


Awesome!!

Baile Folklorico Concert Attracts Big Crowds

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Congratulations to Eduardo Romero Fox for a successful Ballet Folklorico concert held last Saturday. Both the afternoon and evening shows were crowded and crowd pleasers. Special thanks to Debbie Nevin for being there at both shows and sharing these pictures.

Summer School Reminder

SUMMER SCHOOL IS ALMOST HERE!


As of last Friday, summer school enrollment stands at 1800 students. We expect to add more students on a walk-in basis once summer school starts.


This is a gentle reminder...


ALL classrooms and facilities will be used for summer school. If you have a classroom with airconditioning, please note that your classroom will SURELY be used. Office work spaces will also be used by clerical and support staff.


Please, please, please start making your classroom and/or work space summer school ready for our visiting teachers and staff by clearing clutter and disposing of unused paper and instructional materials. Before you know it, it will be June 13 and a teacher and a classroom full of students will be using what you know as "your classroom."

Faculty Meeting Agenda

Our Faculty Meeting will be held at the Learning Lab on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 starting at 2:50 PM. The agenda is as follows (subject to additions and changes):


  • Announcements for the common good
  • Team Building Activity
  • Innovative Schedule Update
  • Summer School Update
  • Department Meeting


Thank you for your attendance and participation!


Note: If there is information to be shared, SEA representatives will meet with certificated staff before staff breaks up to go into department meetings.

Walkthrough Focus

As we walk through this week, we will be looking for the following:

  • How am I building on skills learned first semester to help students be successful second semester?
  • How am I conveying, with clarity, the purpose of the day's lesson, how the day's agenda supports its completion, and the evidence that students need to show for completion/mastery?
  • How am I developing creating opportunities for structured student interaction?
  • How have I planned for possible misconceptions?
  • How am I scaffolding for English Learners and/or Students With Disabilities?
  • How am I grouping my students so that they are helping each other reach their Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) as they collaborate?

PLC Collaboration

  • Please work on the agenda that you had agreed upon based on your last PLC collaboration.
  • Please start looking at End of Year evidence of mastery for students (PLC-Created Finals? Projects? District Final?). You decide how students show mastery for second semester.
  • A reminder that everyone is expected to stay on campus until the end of the PLC time. Thank you for your professionalism.
  • Consider the following suggestion: Specifically concentrate your planning around anticipating student difficulties or misconceptions in your lessons. From your experience or from data you have, what misconceptions or difficulties do students have with the lesson/unit you are/will be presenting? How do you/will you plan differently to address anticipated misconceptions or difficulties in learning of students? I truly believe that by just doing this will make a big difference in student learning, engagement, and achievement.
  • Minutes should include products (lessons, CFA's, adjusted lesson plans, specific agreements on instructional strategy use) that should be uploaded to our CANVAS page. I want to see the result/s of your collaboration. Please see your Curriculum Coach for assistance, if needed.

  • Thank you for your focused engagement and hard work!

Culture Corner: Transforming Classrooms Through The Power of Building Relationships

With intentional action using these strategies, relationships between students and teachers will become stronger and classrooms can be transformed.


Oh, There You Are:

Be in the halls during class changes…speak to kids and be approachable. It’s a great time to connect with students and to let them see the non-business side of you. Your visibility in the hallways will also help to cut down on discipline problems.

Facilities Meeting Follow-Up

Last Tuesday, DiAnne Cabe, Garry Cabogason, and I met with Mr. Karl Bradley and Dr. Moises Aguirre regarding plans for the $5.3M facilities upgrades/improvement monies. Also present at the meeting were Ms. Debbie Nevin and Mr. Stephen Streifer. Mr. Bradley explained that the money allocated for CVHS has to be spent in accordance with the Prop O Bond language. He shared the information with regards to Prop O. We also went over the proposed upgrades for Chula Vista High School when Prop O was first proposed and placed on the ballot.


The airconditioning of classrooms has been allocated separate funding (yippee!). After reviewing the guidelines, we determined the following priorities for CVHS:

  1. All-weather track and field (stadium upgrade)
  2. Upgrade classrooms to become science labs; classrooms
  3. Fencing, a second electric gate, and upgrade cameras (for security)


Mr. Aguirre will check with District Legal Counsel with regards to the language of the proposition on upgrading the stadium.


Thank you to those who sent me their input prior to the meeting.

For The Common Good

  • MASTER SCHEDULE UPDATE: A draft of the master schedule will be sent to teachers by Monday, May 16, 2016. The draft will be subject to change as allocations change. As always, I or my designee will speak to any teachers affected by changes to their assignments or teaching space.
  • SAFETY PRACTICES: We should engage in practices that promote safety on our campus. We will be putting chairs in the reception area at the front entrance of the school where visitors waiting for assistance can wait. In a meeting a few months back, Superintendent Janney requested principals to ask staff to wear their school ID's for ease of identification. For the sake of safety, let us wear our ID's. In the event of an emergency, first responders will be able to quickly identify staff, saving precious time. Aside from the obvious safety reason, it is also important to wear our ID's so those new to the staff will be able to learn who's who more quickly. Furthermore, we have had a few situations of mistaken identity, i.e., staff being mistaken for students by other staff, leading to some awkward corrections. Need an ID? Please see DiAnne Cabe in the ASB. Lanyards and ID cases will be coming to you soon. Thank you for your cooperation in promoting safety practices.
  • SAFETY CORNER: If you have any concerns about a safety hazard in your work area or anywhere on campus as a result of facilities or furniture, please let our Safety Officer, Alain Garnica-Mendoza, know either by E-mail or by personally telling him.

WE CELEBRATE OUR TEACHERS AT CHULA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL!

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