Friday, March 31 – Cesar Chavez Day
Mon – Fri, April 3-7 – Spring Break
|Dear College Park Community,
I would like to commend you, our families, as we continue to have the best students in the district! Each and every day I am in awe of the quality of our student body, and I am sure this is what our WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) visiting committee will see as well.
As a reminder, our WASC visit will be March 26-29. We have submitted our self-study to the WASC Commission and have received positive initial feedback from our WASC Chairperson. This is a fluid document--after the visiting committee has completed their visit, we will have an opportunity to revise our action plan to reflect our strategy to address their feedback and recommendations.
There is absolutely no reason to think or feel that we will not be continuing as a fully accredited high school. I thank you for your continued support and if you should have any questions, please feel free to call or email me.
College Park HS
|Do you know of someone who goes out of their way to do their best? Maybe a teacher, student, coach, or person in the PH community? If so, we would like to know!
Please download and complete this form and either turn it in to the main office in the box marked HSA nominations or email it to Jennifer Tipton. If selected, they will be awarded a certificate at a ceremony right after the May PTSA meeting! Time and date to follow! Nominations are due by Fri., Apr. 21. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Tipton.
|The Athletic Boosters' Crab Feed student volunteers lunch will take place on Wed., Mar. 29 at lunch time in room J1.
If you volunteered, come join us for tri-tip sandwiches from Slow Hand, water and chips.
Ticket prices go up on April 1Get your student's Grad Nite ticket soon; prices will increase starting April 1! Currently they are $110 each. Starting April 1, the price will go up to $125.00. Please visit www.cpgradnite.com to purchase tickets, find ways to volunteer, donate to this great event and/or hopefully answer any questions you may have! You can also email Jennifer Tipton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Project SEED (Summer Education for Economically Disadvantaged) offers paid, $2500, summer internships to students with a maximum family income of two times the Federal Poverty Guidelines who have completed one year of high school chemistry. Students work in a local (Chevron, Bio-Rad, USDA, UC Berkeley, or other company) research laboratory doing hands-on research. Students are paired with a scientist mentor who provides career guidance, encouragement, letters of recommendation for college, while the student learns lab skills, teamwork, and written & oral communication skills doing real, sometimes publishable, research, and become eligible for a $5000/yr college scholarship. See any chemistry teacher for the simple, one-page application.
Buy your ticket now!
What: College Park High School Senior Ball
Where: Blackhawk Country Club in Danville
Date: May 6, 2017
Time: 8:00pm -11:30pm
Senior Ball tickets are available online on the school webstore.
Prices are $145 without ASB Sticker and $140 with ASB Sticker.
Permission slips for online purchases must be turned into the Treasurer's office next week in order to receive a ticket.
If you're not able to purchase online, tickets will be on sale at the Treasurers Office from Monday, March 27 through Thursday, March 30 at LUNCH ONLY.
Mark your calendars for the Career Fair in the MU after school on Tues., Apr. 11.
|In February, some of our top math students took part in the American Mathematics Competition, a worldwide competition that can lead to the International Mathematical Olympiad!
Students who participated are in alphabetical order as shown. Special congratulations to Max Morehead for advancing to the next level.
Any student can participate in the AMC. For more information about math competitions at CPHS, click here or contact Mr. Gray, Ms. Strange or your regular math teacher.
|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 at email@example.com. Thank you for your help--Grad Nite can't succeed without it!
|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.
|Catalyst's ACT Bootcamp at College Park is coming up!
Saturday, April 1 from 9:00am-1:00pm and
Sunday, April 2 from 9:00am-1:00pm
This weekend seminar is also a fundraiser for the College Park PTSA. In addition to the weekend seminar, students will leave with Catalyst's self-study materials for sustained practice right up until the test.
Tuition for each Bootcamp is just $175. To enroll, visit http://www.catalystprep.com/ and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at 800-235-0056.
|Catalyst Test Prep, a fund-raising partner with College Park's PTSA, is offering a free ACT prep webinar on Wed., Apr. 5 at 7:00pm. Click here to register for the webinar.
The webinar is free for any interested students. If a student can't participate due to extracurricular activities, homework, or an acute case of "Please Don't Make Me Study for the ACT Tonight" Syndrome, we're happy to send him or her a recording of the event. Just email us to request a copy.
The webinar will be live, so students will be able to pose questions as it goes along.
|College Park seniors should consider applying for one of the scholarships offered by the Pleasant Hill Rotary Club. Click on the scholarship name to download an application. They include:
The deadline for all these applications is Fri., Apr. 14.
|The Chase Family Trust has established an annual scholarship to assist a graduating College Park High School senior who has an interest in the area of biological sciences, with the understanding that an applicant demonstrating greater financial need in another area of study will also be considered. There will also be an emphasis on community service, beyond any requirements of College Park High School.
The scholarship is a memorial to Kevin Chase, who graduated from College Park in 1981 and is a one-time award of $1,000.
Click here to download instructions and application materials. Applications are due on Fri., Apr. 14, no later than 3:00pm.