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 curiousity
  • 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

Do The Right Thing Anyway...

"People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway."--Kent M. Keith, from The Paradoxical Commandments

Mary Rose's Schedule


Monday, December 15: Period 0, 1, 4 Finals; Minimum Day for Students

7:30 Teacher Mtg.

8:00 Off-campus appointment

11:00 Parent Meeting

1:15WASC Leadership Mtg. @ Learning Lab

3:30 Parent Meeting re: Scholarship

Tuesday, December 16: Period 0, 2, 5, 7 Finals; Minimum Day for Students

8:00 Coach Interview

9:00 Coach Interview

2:30 Staff

Wednesday, December 17: Period 3, 6, 7 Finals; Minimum Day for Students

12:30 Parent Meeting

Thursday, December 18: Extended Lunch

11:55 Holiday Staff Potluck @ Learning Lab

Friday, December 19: End of Semester I; Report Card Distribution Period 4; Minimum Day for Students; Special Assembly Schedule

7:45 Calendar Mtg. @ Learning Lab

8:34 Winter Wonderland Assembly

Monday, December 22 - Friday, January 9:

WINTER BREAK for Students & Certificated Staff

Monday, January 5 - Principal reports back on duty


Monday, January 12: Certificated Staff Report for Duty

7:30 Light Breakfast (Coffee and Danish)

8:00 Professional Development @ Learning Lab (for those reporting to CVHS)

  • Please refer to January 12 Professional Development Day section of this bulletin for more specific instructions

Tuesday, January 13: Second Semester Begins; Students and Staff Report

7:30 Classroom Visits

Wednesday, January 14:

8:30 Pre-Observation Mtg.

11:00 Pre-Observation Mtg.

2:55 FAC Mtg. @ Learning Lab

Thursday, January 15:

7:30 Formal Observation

8:34 Formal Observation

12:38 Dept. Chair Mtg. @ Learning Lab

Friday, January 16:

7:45 Calendar @ Learning Lab

8:30 Post-Observation Mtg.

11:00 Post-Observation Mtg.

Kudos and Thanks

  • Congratulations to the following teachers for their outstanding Winter Concerts: Dr. Conrad Bruderer and Jessica Tejada for Orchestra; Patrick Doerr for Band and Spartan Legion; Lucas Dominguez, Barbara Schroeder, and Sharon Maley for the combined Spartan Choir Concert and Drama Showcase; and Tony Atienza and Barbara Schroeder for Silhouettes and Main Attraction. I took pictures but the exposure was too bright so I cannot use them. All the shows were well-attended and enthusiastically received! Special Kudos go to John McCourt, Chuck Batchman, and Matt Asano for all the technical support (sound, lighting, technology).
  • Congratulations to Jessica Tejada. Chula Vista Mariachi was invited to play at the inauguration of Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas.
  • Thank you to all those who went to the Off-Campus Staff Party at La Bella's. Everyone ate well and the White Elephant Gift Exchange provided more levity. Thank you to the good humor of everyone who participated. A very special thank you to DiAnne Cabe for making all the arrangements.

From The Scroogette

  • Final Exams must be administered during designated Finals Days. I want to reiterate that no students should be getting free time or studying for other finals on these days. There is not enough time!
  • Final Exam and End of Semester Minimum Days are for students, not staff. During these days, all staff are expected to stay their normal duty day (7:20-2:45--you will need to adjust if you have Period 0 or 7 as part of your duty day). Classified Staff and Administrators are expected to do the same. Exams can be graded, grades can be entered and finalized, classrooms can be organized in preparation for second semester, PLC or department meetings can be held to plan for the next semester or take care of department business--just a few examples of what can be accomplished during this time with no students.
  • Thursday and Friday are instructional days. No parties, celebrations, or food of any kind in the classrooms. There is a lot to cover, review, and reteach. A preview of the second semester can be given to students if review is finished.

There, I've said it. Bah, humbug!

January 12 Professional Development Day: PLC Meetings

An E-mail was sent to all certificated staff regarding PLC meetings on January 12. Please note where you are to go. If you are unsure or if you have any questions, please E-mail me and I will point you to the right direction. If you do not find your department or teaching area in the list below, you will report to Chula Vista High School's Learning Lab. Breakfast starts at 7:30 and our session will begin at exactly 8:00 AM.

Professional Development Day PLC's (I am only listing those areas that pertain to CVHS; if you want to see the complete list, refer to Dr. Roman Del Rosario's E-mail and attachment):

  • AP Eng. Lang./Comp: HTH Rm. 1225
  • AP Eng. Lit./Comp.: ELH Rm. 306
  • AP Calculus (AB & BC): CPH Rm. 403
  • AP Statistics: ELH Rm. 504
  • AP Biology: SUH Rm. 1308
  • AP Chemistry: HTH Rm. 501
  • AP Environmental Science: BVH Rm. 402
  • AP Human Geography: MVH Rm. 411
  • AP World History: SOH Rm. 207
  • AP US Histroy: ORH Rm. 202
  • AP US Government: ELH Rm. 805
  • AP Spanish Lang. & Lit.: SYH Rm. 303
  • AP Art History: CVH 1838
  • AP Studio Art: CVH 604
  • STEM/STEAM Symposium: SOH
  • Attendance Coordinators/Techs/AP's: Dist. Office Board Rm. 2
  • AVID Coordinators/Elective Teachers: MOH Rm. 602 & 604
  • CIS Coordinators: Moss St. Parent Center
  • ELD Teachers: L St. Special Services Conference Room
  • Engineering/STEM: SOH
  • Librarians: MVA Library
  • RSP & SDC Teachers (Mild Moderate): OLH MultiPurpose Rm.
  • Moderate/Moderate-Severe & Speech Therapist: PDC
  • Nurse: MOM CRC
  • PE Teachers: HTH Gym
  • Select SEI Teachers (You would have received an invitation): SYH Library Determined
  • VAPA Ballet Folklorico: CVH Rm. 1502
  • VAPA Band: CVH Rm. 1901
  • VAPA Dance: CVH Rm. 1202
  • VAPA Digital Media: CVH Rm. 205
  • VAPA Drama: CVH Little Theater
  • VAPA Guitar: CVH Rm. 503
  • VAPA Mariachi: CVH Rm. 1204
  • VAPA Strings: CVH Rm. 1902
  • VAPA Visual Arts: CVH Rm. 604
  • VAPA VOcal: CVH Rm. 1904
  • Web Masters: Dist. Office Grants & Communications
  • French & Spanish Teachers (World Lang.): SYH Performing Arts Center
  • CTE Arts, Media & Entertainment: ELH Rm. 505
  • CTE Engineering & Architecture: SOH Rm. IA3A
  • CTE Health Science & Med. Tech.: SUH Rm. 609
  • Business & Finance: SYH Rm. 202

Please remember to sign-in at your meeting site if you will not be here at CVHS Learning Lab. Again, if I can clarify anything for you, please E-mail, see me, or call. Thank you for your cooperation.

Communication Makes A Difference

The administrators are here to serve and support you. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to see or E-mail us. Please know that we also appreciate feedback, follow-up, and proposed solutions to concerns. If you do not hear from us, it is truly okay to keep us honest by following up on things we promised we would do for you. This encompasses feedback from referrals, information about students, and the like. We will be honest if we cannot share confidential information and we will appreciate your understanding. Please know that we would rather hear directly from you about your concern than hear about it from another source. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Walkthrough Foci

As we walk through, we will look for the following:

  • Students taking the Final Exams
  • After Exam Analysis and Reteaching

Winter Wonderland Assembly

The Annual Winter Wonderland Assembly has been scheduled for Friday, December 19. Here is our schedule for that day:

Period 0: 6:59 - 7:24 (25)

Period 1: 7:30 - 7:55 (25)

Period 2: 8:01 - 8:26 (25)

Assembly: 8:32 - 9:56 (84)

Nut. Brk.: 9:56 - 10:06 (10)

Period 3: 10:12 - 10:37 (25)

Period 4: 10:43 - 11:08 (25)

Lunch: 11:14 - 11:44 (30)

Period 5: 11:50 - 12:15 (25)

Period 6: 12:21 - 12:46 (25)

Period 7: 12:52 - 1:17 (25)

DiAnne Cabe has sent out E-mail with information and directions about this event. Thank you for your participation and cooperation.

Before You Leave For Winter Break

We continue to assist in the effort to save electricity. Araceli Guzman will, once again, distribute the red checklist for energy conservation. Please note:

  • Unplug your computer and small appliances. Leave your refrigerator door open to let it air. Please take food home.
  • Secure classroom valuables and your personal property in locked cabinets. If you cannot secure your personal property, take it home.
  • A decluttered room is a safer room. The custodians will be cleaning classrooms. Please help them do their work better by putting away important papers or throwing out unnecessary ones.

For The Common Good

  • STAFF HOLIDAY POTLUCK: Our in-school traditional Staff Holiday Potluck will be on Thursday, December 18. The administrators will provide the ham, rolls, and all paper goods. DiAnne Cabe will be E-mailing all staff the link to the google document that will allow all to sign up for what to bring. Come one, come all! Grades will be finished and we will almost be done with the first semester. Last social of 2014! Don't miss it! Here is the link for sign-ups:
  • SEMESTER GRADES: Grades will be due on Thursday, December 18 at 12:00 Noon. The deadline needs to be earlier because Friday will be minimum day. We need to make sure that there will be enough time for IT to print all grades so we can distribute during Period 4. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • STAFF LOUNGE by CAFETERIA: During the Thanksgiving Break, the Staff Lounge was given as thorough a cleaning as possible by our custodians. Your assistance will be appreciated in keeping the kitchen and work areas neat and clean. Please wash your dishes and store them in the cabinets after each use. Please also take home food stored in the refrigerator at the end of the work week (Friday most days). This will prevent the place from being overrun by critters and the refrigerator will smell neutral. To help in this effort, our Cafeteria Manager Luz Avila has volunteered to clean out the refrigerator and any dishes left in the sink every start of the work week (Monday most weeks) at around 6:15 AM. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

The Year That Was: 2014

HAVE a WONDERFUL and SAFE Winter Break! Let us look forward to 2015!

Thank you for all your hard work First Semester!