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2015-2016 District Calendar is Available!

MDUSD has announced the Board approved 2015-2016 school calendar!

Please CLICK HERE to see next year's school calendar.

Posted by: Web master
Published: 3/3/15

Join us for Open House - Thursday, March 12th

College Park families and prospective families, please join us for our Open House!  You will have an opportunity to tour the school, visit classrooms and meet our staff.  Attached you will find a blank student schedule where your child can fill in his or her classroom schedule.  A campus map is also attached. If you are not familiar with our campus, please print it out and bring with you.  We look forward to seeing you there!



 

Posted by: Web master
Published: 2/26/15

Parents of 8th Grade Students: Feeder Pattern Presentations are Coming Soon!

College Park administrators will be visiting each of our feeder pattern schools over the next few weeks as indicated below.  All incoming 8th graders will receive their freshman course cards during these feeder school visitations. 
 

Parents, please review the College Park Course Catalog with your child and be sure to visit our school during Open House/8th Grade Parent Informational Night on Thursday, March 12th. 

 

  • Sequoia Middle School - Thursday, March 5th at 9:30am    
     
  • Pleasant Hill Middle School - Monday, March 9th at 8:00am  
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  • Valley View Middle School  - Wednesday, March 11th at 8:00am 

 

Freshman course cards will be due back at College Park High School on Friday, March 20th. 

Posted by: Web master
Published: 2/26/15

New Students

Are you new to the Mount Diablo Unified School District?  You can complete your school registration ONLINE!

 

Please visit the REGISTRAR webpage for more details.

Posted by: Web master
Published: 2/25/15

Online Registration for AP Exams is Now Open

New this year!  College Park has partnered with Total Registration, LLC to offer our students an online AP exam registration service. Students taking Advanced Placement (AP) Exams must use the secure College Park online portal to register for exams by Wednesday, March 11th 2015.  

 

Register for AP Exams at TotalRegistration.net/AP/50659

Posted by: Web Master
Published: 1/22/15

Falcon Flyer-Tuesday Edition

College presentations tomorrow
 
The Aviation Institute will give a presentation in the Career Center at 11:10am on Wed., Mar. 4. Pick up a pass to get permission from your teacher to attend.

The Air Force will be available  to answer questions at lunchtime on Wed., Mar. 4.

DVC Summer Job & Internship Fair tomorrow
 
Register today ... Diablo Valley College will be hosting its annual Summer Job and Internship Fair on Wed., Mar. 4, 2015. 

Please click here for more information and to register for this event.

Grad Nite decorations planning meeting tomorrow night
 
Calling all parents! Planning for Grad Nite decorations is in full swing and we're looking for creative minds, builders, crafters, sewers, shoppers/bargain hunters and all-around helpers to join in the fun.

You are invited to a meeting of minds on Wed., Mar. 4 at 7:00pm in the CP library where we'll discuss the theme, the space we'll be decorating, current ideas on the drawing board, and brainstorm more ideas.

Parents of all class levels are welcome. Whether you would like to help create a decorated space, work on a well-defined smaller project or help at a work party--there's something for everyone to do!   

Senior parents: Helping with decorations is a great way to help with Grad Nite before that busy Graduation day.  Let's work  together to create a safe environment for our kids on graduation night.

If you are interested in helping, but can't attend the meeting, please contact Shuleen at cpfalconfan@gmail.com or at 586-6562.

The March 14 SAT is coming up fast! Register for SAT Bootcamp by tomorrow
 
You don't have to be a frizzy-haired genius to outsmart the SAT (though it certainly doesn't hurt). Catalyst's SAT Bootcamp, a one-weekend seminar that arms students with go-to strategies for every question they'll face on the day of the test, will teach you how to exploit the SAT's utter predictability, so you can march into the test with confidence and momentum.

Location: College Park High School
Schedule: Sat., Mar. 7, 9:00am-1:00pm and Sun., Mar. 8, 9:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $175 (We unfortunately cannot accommodate walk-in students)

For more information or to enroll, visit www.CatalystPrep.com and click the Bootcamp Sign-up tab on the website's menu bar or call 800-235-0056. Proceeds from this event benefit the College Park PTSA.  The deadline to enroll in this special SAT prep opportunity is Wed., Mar. 4.

Last mock ACT/SAT offered Sat., Mar. 7
 
Juniors: spring of junior year is when you will start taking your college entrance exams. Practice makes perfect--so sign up for the mock ACT or SAT test on Sat., Mar. 7.

The cost is $15; register with the Treasurer or with Mrs. Welsh in the Career Center.

Results will be available Wed., Mar. 11 at 7:00pm in the library.

Need help with a Prom/Ball dress?
 
If you are a Junior or Senior and have not picked out your Prom/Ball dress, the Princess Project in San Francisco will be giving away new and nearly used Prom dresses on Sat., Mar. 7, Sun., Mar. 15 and Sat., Mar. 21. 

Come see Mrs. Bowker in SSN to pick up a flyer and book an appointment. Not only do they have dresses, there are also accessories available.

Special Ed presentation next Tuesday
 
Next week's PTSA meeting will feature MDUSD Special Education Director Wendi Aghily. Ms. Aghily will discuss IEP and 504 plans, what they are, and how students can benefit from them. She will also explain the qualification criteria for them and explain how special education plans transfer to college. Bring your questions!
 
College Park's new counselor, Kelsey Barker, will also be on hand to discuss her position and role at the school. The meeting begins at 7:00pm in the CPHS library on Tues., Mar. 10.

Seniors need a cap & gown to graduate
 
This is a reminder to seniors: you must wear a cap and gown to graduate on Tues., June 9. 

If you have not ordered your cap and gown, please see Mrs. Bowker in SSN.

Open House/8th-grade Info Night on Thurs., Mar. 12; middle school presentations this month
 
College Park will hold its 2015 Open House/8th-grade Information Night on Thurs., Mar. 12 from 6:30-8:30pm.

We'll start in the Large Gym; classrooms open at 7:00pm. Click here to download a blank schedule to fill out and follow; it also includes a list of teachers and their classrooms.

Additionally, administrators from College Park will be making presentations at feeder-pattern middle schools during March according to the following schedule:
 
Sequoia Middle School Thurs., Mar. 5 presentations begin at 9:30am
Pleasant Hill Middle School Mon., Mar. 9 presentations begin at 8:00am
Valley View Middle School Wed., Mar. 11 presentations begin at 8:00am

Purple bags support CPHS instrumental music, save you 10¢ every time you shop
 
Show your Falcon spirit every time you shop!

You'll never forget to bring these purple and black bags to the store.  They're spacious, strong and have an outside pocket with the Falcon logo and the words: "College Park Go Falcons!"

Purchase them for $5 each or 5 for $20.  Proceeds benefit College Park Instrumental Music travel. Order online at mkt.com/cpimb or purchase at any upcoming Instrumental Music concert.

DVC & CSU Placement Tests
 
DVC Placement Testing: All seniors who will be attending DVC next year must take math and English placement tests unless they are exempt through their EAP scores.

We will be taking 50 students over to DVC after school on Thurs., Mar. 12, and another 50 on Tues., Mar. 17. Students must sign up with in the Career Center. You will need your DVC  ID# and proof that you have completed your online orientation in order to register. You will need both those things plus picture ID to take the placement test.

All students who are not exempt from the English test will need to take that test at DVC. Students who need to take the math placement test will either take the ISSA test at home (for math up to Algebra II) or the higher level math test at DVC. Both tests can be taken the same afternoon.

CSU Placement Testing: Hoping to be headed to CSU in the fall? Have you checked whether you need to take the placement tests? If you don't know your EAP scores you can find them online at http://www.csumathsuccess.org/eap_results. Placement test deadlines vary by campus. Make sure you take any necessary tests before your earliest deadline. If you miss the deadline they will rescind your offer!

Scholarship available for foster youth
 
The Assistance League of Diablo Valley is offering a scholarship for foster youth who are high school students on track to graduate this year.

Click here to download information and an application. Don't wait! The deadline is Fri., Mar. 13.

Support CP softball at the Poker Night
 
Support College Park softball by joining us for Poker Night on Sat., Mar. 14 at the Pacheco Community Center.

Click here to download a flyer with all the pertinent information.

American Association of University Women offering scholarship to university-bound female seniors
 
Female seniors who are planning to enroll in a four-year college are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the Pleasant Hill-Martinez Branch of the AAUW.

Click here to download information and an application.

Don't wait! The deadline is Thurs., Mar. 19 and the application requirements include two letters of recommendation.

Future Falcons Music Camp on Sat., Mar. 21
 
College Park Instrumental Music presents the Future Falcons Music Camp on Sat., Mar. 21 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

The camp is open to any musician in grades 4-8 who would like to improve his or her musicianship. Campers will receive small group instruction from College Park musicians under the guidance of Mr. Jiménez, our Instrumental Music Director.

Cost: $30 half day or $50 full day, lunch included

For more information and registration click here or click here to download a flyer.

Assistance League scholarship applications due Fri., Mar. 27
 
Assistance League of Diablo Valley is offering scholarships for graduating high school seniors living in Contra Costa County.

The application requirements include two letters of recommendation and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is a factor in awarding this scholarship.

Click here to download information and an application. The deadline is Fri., Mar. 27.

Orchestra Performance Tour Farewell Concert
 
The College Park Orchestras have an amazing repertoire prepared for performance tour to Florida in April. 

Join us on Tues., Mar. 31 at 7:00pm in the CPHS multi-use room for a delightful evening of classical and modern pieces performed by our award-winning symphony and string orchestras. The program includes classical and modern pieces from Holst, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Brian Balmages, Robert S. Frost, M. Ippolitov-Ivanov , Gioachino Rossini, Edward Elgar, and more ...

Tickets are $10/general admission, $8/students and senior citizens and are available at http://mkt.com/cpimb.

Memory Wall Tile order window now open for 2015
 
Have you seen the Memory Wall located just outside the College Park library? It's a beautiful display of custom engraved tiles documenting many of the people and activities that have made our school so special.

A unique way to memorialize your student's accomplishments is to purchase a Memory Tile with your personalized sentiment.

The deadline for ordering Memory Tiles this year is Fri., June 12. Tiles are either $50 and $55 and all proceeds benefit Grad Nite 2015. Order form is available by clicking  here. Pay online at the CPHS Boosters webstore or you can send a check (address on order form).

Please email Catherine Burnham with any questions.

Accepted Early Decision or Early Action? Ms. Welsh wants to know
 
Were you accepted at a college this past fall under Early Decision or Early Action but not included in the celebration last fall for early decision athletes? 

Tell Ms. Welsh! The College Park PTSA would like to recognize your achievement and congratulate you on finishing the whole college application & decision process early. What a relief it must be and what a great academic achievement!

It's time for the CPHS PTSA 2014-2015 Honorary Service Award Nominations
 
Do you know someone who goes the extra mile to make a difference for our students, school or community? Each year the CPHS PTSA celebrates the founding of the PTA by presenting those who help the youth of their community with an Honorary Service Award.
 
CPHS parents, teachers, school employees, students and community members or organizations can be recommended.  Students, parents, & staff are encouraged to make nominations! Awards will be presented at the Founders Night Award Ceremony in May.

Click here to download a nomination form. Please return it to the box in the office marked HSA Nominations by Fri., Apr. 3, or you may email your nomination to Jennifer Tipton at jtip76@gmail.com.

PTSA scholarship applications now available
 
The 2015 College Park PTSA scholarship application is now available. The PTSA will be awarding up to ten $750 scholarships to graduating seniors who are going on to a two- or four-year college, vocational, or technical school.
 
Applicants are evaluated based on their demonstration of personal success and the ability and desire to share their talents with others to make a difference in their community through school or community service. Scholarship recipients must meet a minimum academic standard.   
 
Click here for more information and to download an application. The application deadline is Fri., Apr. 17.

Scholarship for female athletes
 
Weis Family Scholarship applications are now being accepted (click here to download instructions) until Fri., Apr. 17.  Turn in the application to the Career Center or to Mrs. Frank in SSS. 

Requirements to apply: 
  • female
  • CPHS senior
  • scholar athlete
  • participated in community service
This scholarship award is $2000.

Mark your calendars for spring musical (CORRECTED DATES)
 
The College Park Drama Department is currently in rehearsal for its spring musical: "The Rocky Horror Show."

Mark your calendars to attend one of the following performances:
Thurs., Apr. 23 7:00pm
Sat., Apr. 25
7:00pm
Wed., Apr. 29
4:00pm
Fri., May 1
7:00pm
Sat., May 2
7:00pm
Tickets will be sold at the door and cost $5/students & staff, $12/general. Please note this production may not be suitable for young children.

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Today: 3/4/15

College & Career

Want to volunteer, get a job, apply for college?  

CLICK HERE to view the CP College and Career Center site.

Athletic Events

CP Sports This Week: 
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Instrumental Music

Special Announcement: 
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Instrumental Music This Week:  

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Instrumental Music is on Facebook

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Follow our Measure C Facility Projects

Due to a restructuring of Measure C bonds in Spring 2012, College Park High School was allocated approximately $6.7 million for projects involving facilities and equipment.  To read more about the CPHS Stadium Facility Project, click here (page 2).