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

Something To Be Mindful Of...

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Mary Rose's Schedule (Subject to Change)

WEEK FIFTEEN: CALIFORNIA WEEK OF THE TEACHER

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) TESTING

Monday, May 2: PLC Collaboration

AM: AP Chem; AP Environmental Science

9:00 Calendar 2016-17 Mtg.

1:00 Duplicating Services Mtg.--J. Tarantino

2:45 A-Team Mtg.


Tuesday, May 3:

AM: AP Spanish Language

PM: AP Art History; AP Physics I

7:30-2:30 Staff Mtgs.

4:30 DAC Awards @ PAC

6:00 ELAC @ Learning Lab


Wednesday, May 4: CA Day of the Teacher

AM:AP English Literature

PM: AP Physics II

INITIAL SENIOR FAILURE NOTICE LIST DUE to Counselors

8:00 Restorative Justice Training @ SDCOE

2:50 FAC Mtg. @ New Library

3:00 INITIAL SENIOR FAILURE LIST/NOTICE DUE to Counselors


Thursday, May 5: Cinco De Mayo Assembly (Sign-Ups)

AM: AP Calculus AB

PM: AP Calculus BC

9:00 Principals PLC @ CPH

12:39 Dept. Chair Mtg. @ Learning LAb


Friday, May 6:

AM: AP US History

Last Day for AP Studio Art to submit digital portfolio

7:45 Calendar

10:00 Kick Start for the Arts @ SDCOE


Saturday, May 7:

8:00 Saturday School (Bender)

3:00 Ballet Folklorico Concert

7:00 Ballet Folklorico Concert


Monday, May 9 - Monday, May 30: Peralta OUT of the country

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 Counselor Pullout @ D.O.

1:39 PLC Collaboration


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


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, Mary 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)


Saturday, May 28:

8:00 Saturday School



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


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

MINIMUM DAY FOR STUDENTS

LOCKER CLEAN-OUT 11th

GRADUATION @ SWC STADIUM

1:00 Graduation @ SWC Stadium

2:00 Grades Due


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 our Counselor Intern, Ryan Boudreau, whose last day is today, Monday. He was outstanding in his service to our students. He already has standing offers from several schools! Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to Gavin Ching who was selected by one of his former students to be honored at the Educator Recognition Event at UCSD. His student, Elias Torres, identified him as the teacher who had the most significant impact on his academic performance and successful entrance into UC Irvine. Mr. Ching's name will be added to the UC web "Wall of Fame".
  • Congratulations to John McCourt and Michelle Spielman. Their students won in their categories at the Digital Showcase held at Otay Ranch High School. Mr. McCourt's students swept the Sound Category while Ms. Spielman's student won Honorable Mention in the Color Photography Category.
  • Kudos to Sharon Maley for a successful Drama showcase held two days last week! We got talent!
  • And speaking of Talent...Kudos to DiAnne Cabe and the ASB for the Annual "The Show" held at the PAC. This year's theme is "Spartan Got Talent." Special Thank You goes to Patrick Mallory and Jose Cobian for judging and to John McCourt for sound and stage tech.. Kudos to Ross Mandell who performed with his father.
  • Kudos to Alain Garnica-Mendoza for all his hard work coordinating the SBAC and CST Testing for our 10th and 11th graders. By the time make-up testing will be over, we will [hopefully] have tested at least 95% of our juniors. Mr. Garnica-Mendoza worked around school events and with teachers who have conflicting events with testing. Thank you to all who administered the test to students and set the tone that these exams matter.
  • Thank you to Joe Lara for coordinating OLR and to ALL CLERICAL STAFF involved in ensuring parents get the best service. Special mention goes to Leslie McClelland, Margaret Villanueva, and Daisy Heard for their leadership in this endeavor.

Spartan Physics Force Takes First Place at Northrup Grumman Innovation Challenge

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In the words of Partick Mallory:


CHULA VISTA HIGH takes FIRST place at the Northrop Grumman Innovation Challenge. First place receives a $1250 for their club or program.


This last Saturday (4/30) Chula Vista High’s own Physics Club, SPF (Spartan Physics Force), competed in a county wide competition put on by Northrop Grumman at one of their facilities against other schools from around the county.


This was SPFs 5th time competing in the challenge. In past years, we have taken three 2nd places finishes and one 3rd place finish. We were thirsty and driven this year to finally take the top spot. The competition was scored on 3 aspects; a PDR (preliminary design report), a presentation, and competition (obstacle course. This year’s challenge was to build a Hovercraft that could accelerate, maneuver through an obstacle course, and carry a payload. Time and payload were the deciding factors on the obstacle course.


The team consisted of 7 committed students, 2 teachers, and a mentor engineer from Northrop Grumman.

Students:

  • Angel Delgado
  • Arlette Flores
  • Omar Garcia
  • Diego Amador
  • Andres Perez
  • Ashely Curtis
  • Benny De La Rosa


Teachers:

  • Steve Streifer
  • Patrick Mallory


Mentor Engineer:

  • Yesse Tanner (Yes that is correct, Mr. Scott Tanner’s daughter)


CONGRATULATIONS, Patrick Mallory and Steve Streifer!

Counselor Araki Recognized As Community Champion

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Last Saturday, Christy Araki went to the Compact Scholars Graduation Reception at SDSU on the invitation of her former counselee, Frederick Pinongcos. She went to support and honor him. Imagine her surprise when she was honored with the Community Champion Award by Compact Scholars! Congratulations to Christy Araki!

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

  • ON A PERSONAL NOTE: I will be away (as in 7,300 miles away) starting May 9. I will be going to the Philippines to celebrate two milestones in my Mom's life: her 75th birthday and almost 12 years being cancer-free. I will be returning to work on May 31. In my absence, Hilda Bender and Joe Lara will be sharing Principal duties. Jaye Leigh will be coming out of retirement temporarily to lend a hand as an assistant principal to support the work of the A-Team.
  • 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.

HAPPY WEEK OF THE TEACHER!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO ON BEHALF OF OUR STUDENTS!

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