As we all know life brings change. This holds true with our coaching staff. Long time basketball coach Troy Faulk announced today that he will be stepping down effective immediately. Coach Faulk shared with the team today at lunch his difficult decision, saying goodbye to a program he has been dedicated to for nine years. He has always expected his student-athletes to be all in, and has the same expectation for himself. His new job and family commitments have led him to take some time away from the team and the sport he loves.
Coach Faulk has coached at College Park since2008, serving as a varsity assistant. He was on staff for three DVAL championships, and the Nor Cal /State Finals run in 2013. In 2015 Coach Faulk took over the head job, leading to team to a DVAL championship season, NCS birth and posting a 22-7 record. During Coach Faulk’s three years as the head coach, they posted a 49-33 overall record, won two DVAL championships, and advanced to NCS each season.
One of Coach Faulk’s key contributions during his tenure has been the College Park team room in the small gym. The space has lockers, record boards, team benches, and a flat screen tv for the team to take advantage of. This room is not only used by the basketball programs but our volleyball teams as well. Troy made it a priority to push this project to completion with paperwork and fundraising.
Coach Faulk’s lasting contribution will always be the young men he has mentored during his time here at CP. He as always asked his players for their best and they have responded in kind. His professionalism, attention to detail, and passion for the game will be missed. There were handshakes and a more than a few teary eyes today when Troy spoke to the team.
Thank you Coach Faulk for your dedication and service here at College Park. You will be missed.
We would at the same time like to welcome our new girls’ volleyball coach, Melissa Ralls. Coach Ralls played for two years at Merced College as a Libero. She brings seven years of coaching experience to College Park, having coached at the Middle School, High School and club levels. Coach Ralls currently coaches at Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy in the offseason. She has met with the team and will be announcing her staff and plans for team workouts shortly. Coach Ralls fills the position previously held by Kent Perkins who stepped down for family and health reasons.
|Don't miss the craziest comedy College Park Theater has ever put on our stage as we perform "Noises Off" on Tues., Apr. 25-Thurs., Apr. 27 and Wed., May 3-Fri., May 5 at 7:00pm! There will also be a special matinee preview on Tues., Apr. 25 at 3:30pm.
Tickets for students are only $5. Come witness the hysterics as the cast plays a group of actors producing a show on its way to Broadway--only to see it all go wrong! You'll be laughing for two hours straight! See you there!
|Save the date for the College Fair at Saint Mary's College on Sat., May 6 from 1:00-4:00pm (informational sessions start at 12:15pm).
More than 170 colleges and universities will be be represented and there will be workshops on a variety of topics. Juniors, come along after you have taken the SAT--reward yourselves for all that hard work!
For more information and to register go to
Traffic and parking is always an issue so take BART to Orinda and pick up a free shuttle bus to and from campus.
This is the largest and most informative college fair in the area: don't miss out!
Grad Nite tickets are now $125Please visit www.cpgradnite.com to purchase tickets, print out your permission slip and find ways to volunteer! If you have any questions, please email Jen Tipton.
200 Volunteers needed for Grad Nite 2017Did you know it takes more than 200 volunteers to make Grad Nite a success? Whether you have a senior, junior, sophomore or freshman, helping at Grad Nite is a great way to support our school community and create a safe event for our Seniors on graduation night.
Help is needed all day Fri., June 2, Sat., June 3 and Sun., Jun 4 to decorate the Centre Concord from floor to ceiling. In addition, about 100 people are needed on the day of the event itself, Tues., June 6. Sign up today by clicking here. For questions, contact Kalene Gomez or Kim Ban.
Food Co-chair needed for Grad Nite!The Grad Nite committee is looking for a volunteer who is able to help the Food Chair for this year's Grad Nite. An underclass parent (or two!) is needed to help make this event successful. This individual will need to be present while the Food Chair is at the graduation ceremony, so it should not be a senior parent.
Ideally, this individual would take over the Food Chair position for next year's Grad Nite. If you are interested in helping out, would like to learn more about the position or know of someone who would be interested, please contact Jennifer Tipton. Thank you for your help--Grad Nite can't succeed without it!
Permission slips required for attendance at Grad NiteAll seniors attending Grad Nite need to turn in permission slips before the event! Please complete them and turn them in to Student Services North in the basket on the counter marked "Grad Nite Permission Slips." You can also turn them in to Ms. Keating's office.
There are two sides to complete--one side for College Park and the other is for City of Concord. Both MUST be filled out completely. Click here to download the permission slip in English. Click here to download the permission slip in Spanish.
There is also a permission slip to leave early. If you fill this out, you are letting the committee know that your student has your permission to leave Grad Nite earlier than 4:30am. If this isn't completed, your student will NOT be allowed to leave unless a parent is contacted. Click here to download the permission slip to leave Grad Nite early.
If you have any questions, please contact Jen Tipton.
|Dear Falcon Community,
We had a very successful WASC visit and with all our commendations the committee also left us with recommendations and reflective points to follow-up on.
I will be canceling the April 20 "Cup of Joe with Principal Joe" and instead reschedule it so that I can present and dialogue with you an action plan for addressing the recommendations. With your input, I'm sure we can submit a strong action plan to the WASC commission that will guide our work for the future. Please plan on meeting May 5 from 8:00-9:00am in the staff lounge, located adjacent to multi-use room.
Joseph G. Alvarez
College Park High School needs chaperones for Senior Ball! Please contact Pinky Obero at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to help ensure a safe and fun event. Senior Ball is Saturday, May 6 and chaperones will be needed starting at 6 pm. Buses will return around midnight.
Please CLICK HERE for a special edition of the Falcon Flyer which compiles a listing of all available scholarships.
Students, please take advantage of these wonderful opportunities!
|The Foundation for Pleasant Hill Education's 2017 Annual Drive is almost over. We will soon begin reviewing grant applications from the eleven public schools in Pleasant Hill.
Over the last eight years FPHE has awarded more than $250,000 in grants. College Park has been awarded 34 grants totaling more than $30,000. Here is a list of some of the resources and projects FPHE has funded at College Park:
|Graduation Leis are now available for only $20. Order yours now at https://squareup.com/market/college-park-boosters by Sun., Apr. 30.|
Senior Banquet tickets will be on sale from May 15-19 at the treasurer’s office during lunch or online.
|It's time to prepare the 2017 Senior Memory Boards for Grad Nite. Here's how it works:
If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Javete.
|Family and friends are invited to send a note to a special graduating senior to receive on graduation night via the Grad Nite Post Office. This is an easy way to send a congratulatory message, "thinking of you," favorite quotation or wise words for the graduate. Anyone can send a message, but this is perfect for out of town family members who won't be able to make graduation! Please note: Student must be attending Grad Nite in order to receive message
Email messages to CP2017postoffice@gmail.com by June 5.
* Student's first and last name in the subject line of email
* The sender's name at the end (so student knows who is sending the message)
Messages will be printed and placed in the graduate's post office box at Grad Nite! Interested in helping or have questions? Contact Denise Getty at 925-352-6827.
|Summer school applications are now available. Students that need to make up classes this summer in summer school need to meet with their counselor and get an application.
Summer school will be offered at College Park High School this year. Please meet with your counselor as soon as possible to get enrolled.
Registration after March 17 requires a late fee.
Click here for details.
'Why wait in line when you can buy online!'
Senior Ball Pictures can be purchased in advance here: