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Please note this news from our neighbors, The Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum:
Fundraising Opportunity! Through Sept. 28, 2012
This is an opportunity to give back to Carnegie through Randall's purchases. There's a code printed on the receipt. Go to: http://www.backtoschools.escrip.com/ to enter the code and then it credits our school with 10% of the receipt amount.
School ID: 5000023844
School Name: Carnegie Vanguard High School
Chronicle Article about moving to our new location.
Read it here.
OFFICIAL FISH CAMP ANNOUNCEMENT
AS OF TUESDAY AUGUST 12, 2012
Freshmen should report to the New Campus [1501 Taft] at 11:00am Thursday for Fish Camp.
Freshman should bring a lunch with you to eat on Thursday.
Fish Camp participants will be returning to the new campus by 1:00 pm Saturday.
Freshman parents please come at 11:00 am to the new campus for a PTO Fish Camp Parent Reception to get all last minute questons answered. Light Refreshments will be served.
The new lockers have their own locks!
At first we thought students would have to arrive with locks, but as the new lockers are installed, we realize that they are equipped with locks and personal padlocks are not needed.
Past Present and Future - A Celebration of Community
Please join the communities of Freedmen's Town;
Gregory Lincoln Education Center and Carnegie Vanguard High School
Saturday, June 16, 2012 – 2:00 PM
Gregory Lincoln Education Center
1101 Taft Street (next door to our new campus)
Members of each community will speak /present on their community highlights and history.
Reception and light refreshments following program
All are welcome!! We want to become a part of our new neighborhood. This is a great way to start.
Come and meet the neighbors and let them meet all the wonderful pieces of our CVHS family!!
New Student Registration!! June 5th OR June 6th,
2012 Incoming students and parents, please plan to attend ONE of the registration events to ensure your space is secure for the upcoming school year!
New Student registration will occur on Tuesday June 5th, 2012 and Wednesday June 6th, 2012 between 8:00 AM and 5:30 PM. Either session is available to all new parents and students but you are NOT required to attend both events.
Please bring the following items:
- Final Report Card
- Shot Record/ Immunization
- Current GAS or ELECTRIC Bill
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
Parent Driver's License
These items are REQUIRED for Student Registration. If you are missing any items, you will not be able to complete the process. Please come prepared. Your student will receive Fish Camp Information, the Summer Reading List, and a Schedule. Students will also take a picture for their ID Badge. Again, you may elect to attend either date for New Student Registration but you do NOT have to attend both events.
Please contact the school at 713-732-3690 if you have any questions.
CVHS Goodies on sale at REGISTRATION!!
Carnegie Representatives will be selling T-shirts
Shirts are $15, magnets $3 and bumper stickers $2.
March 28, 2012
Seeking Wonderful Parents to be an Active Part of PTO!
We are gathering names for our PTO Executive Board and many Committee Positions for next year.
If you are interested in an Executive Board Position or a Committee Position, please contact Peggy Sue Gay at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 6th.
We need captains and first mates and crew members and
folks who can just show up on a given day and time –
whatever time, energy or talents or lack thereof –
we can use you and would love to have you aboard!
CVHS PTO is open to all and everyone!
A description of all Committee Positions is included in this document as well as a nominating form if you would like to nominate yourself or someone else.
2012-2013 PTO Committee Positions and Nomination Form (Word)
2012-2013 PTO Committee Positions and Nomination Form (.PDF)
March 19, 2012
In January, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined President Obama and Secretary Solis
to launch the Summer Jobs+ initiative.
We know that providing young people with summer jobs is important for our economy and critical for our next generation. It provides valuable skills, experience, and a work ethic that can open doors to a better future. I'm asking each of you and your fellow community and business leaders across the nation to commit to creating employment opportunities for low-income and disconnected youth this summer: internships, mentoring programs, shadowing opportunities, resume workshops, or paid jobs.
Go to DOL.gov/summerjobs and make a commitment. This summer, let's give our young people the opportunities they deserve. Attached is a one-page summary (.doc format) of the initiative.
At this link, you can enter your email address to be the first to know when the Summer Jobs+ Jobs Bank is live! http://www.dol.gov/summerjobs/Youth.htm
More info here (.docx format)
U.S. Dept. of Education, Southcentral Region
Office of Communications and Outreach
1999 Bryan Street, Suite 1510
Dallas, TX 75202-6817
Dennis Bega, Deputy Director, Dennis.Bega@ed.gov, 404-974-9450
Information about applying for U.S. Department of Education grant opportunities is at http://www.ed.gov/fund/grants-apply.html.
February 20, 2012
As you already know, the Texas legislature cut nearly $5 Billion from public education this past session. Here in HISD, we saw cuts of $78 million that directly impacted our children's classrooms, and we will be seeing another $44 million in cuts this coming school year.
Because the legislature did not address the structural problems with the state's budget, it is anticipated we will experience a deficit again in 2013 potentially resulting in an even further reduction in funding for public education. We knew last spring that we could not prevent the cuts, but we had to minimize the impact on Texas school children, and then work through the next election and into the next session to make public education a priority in Texas.
It is time to take action.
While the exact date of the Texas primary has not been set, it is anticipated it will be in late May. All 31 Senate seats and 150 House seats in the Texas legislature are up for election. Of the 150 House seats, approximately 130 will be decided in the primary this spring. As we often heard last spring, the decisions of the legislature were limited by the legislators that were voted in during the 2010 election. While many legislators last session chose to cut funding to our schools, and we now get to choose who will comprise the next legislature that will be making decisions that affect our children. It is time to make your voice heard, and together let's elect leaders and representatives in our state that will promote and support policies and funding that will provide an effective system of public education that invests in all children in Texas. There will be three different events in the next few weeks where you can learn more about the issue and how to help. Please share this information with anyone you feel would be interesting in attending.
Wednesday, February 27 - 6-8 p.m. Grassroots community meeting - Hear updates, learn tools for effectively engaging in the community, and connect with other community members. McGovern Stella Link Library
Sunday, March 4 - 2-4 p.m. Family fundraiser benefitting Texas Parent PAC, a non-partisan organization that supports pro-public education candidates Bellaire Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Evergreen If you would like to volunteer and/or help sponsor this event, please email email@example.com
Monday, March 5 - 10 a.m.-noon "Public Education: Where Things Stand and What You Can Do About It" United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive
FLYER (click Here)
February 18, 2012
A big THANK YOU! to our wonderful GATE Campaign Donors! See the list here.
To contribute click here!
BLING! Sale Friday Feb, 10th @LUNCH
February 6 - Gate Campaign Progress by Class
Volunteers Still Needed for Magnet Week
Updated Wed Nov, 9
Thanks to all those parents who have volunteered their time and enthusiasm for the school in these initial days of Magnet Week. We have three more tours this week -
Thursday and Friday at 12:30pm, and
an Open House on Saturday from 2-4pm.
We can always use more hands. If you can volunteer at one or more of these events, please contact Sara Pybus at 832-212-3901 or
Thank you for any time you can offer!
Snacks for the Open House on Saturday. Email Jocelyn Ellis by Thursday if you are able to contribute 2 dozen cookies, brownies, or similar snacks for a more gracious "welcome" to prospective students and their families. Leave snacks at the front office on Friday, or bring them to the school by 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Please let us know in advance so we can fill the gaps.
Updated Wed, Nov 2, 2011
Thanks to all those parents who have stepped up and offered their time to help with the Magnet Week tours. More volunteers are needed! This is a great opportunity for sophomore parents to step up and show some school pride!
We also need some parents to donate snacks and drinks for the tours. If you can donate any food and drinks, bring in the goodies and leave them in the front office anytime before the tours start.
f you can volunteer for one or more days, please contact Sara Pybus at 832-212-3901 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for any time you can offer!
|EVENT 1 - HISD Magnet Open House
|Several CVHS parents are needed to assist with the CVHS booth to answer questions for prospective students and parents
CVHS school booth for interested parents and students:
HISD Magnet Open House,
Saturday November 5, 2011,
Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center
4400 W. 18th Street, Houston, TX 77092
8:45 AM -12:00 PM
|EVENT 2 - Magnet Week
|We also need 5 parents each day:
HISD Magnet Week, Monday, November 7 – Friday, November 11, 2011
Mon., Tues, Thurs, and Friday - two more parent volunteers are needed each day from 12:30 - 2:30pm
Wednesday: There will be a Wednesday tour, from 8:30 - 10:30. Several volunteers are needed this day.
Location: Carnegie Vanguard High School
Carnegie Vanguard High School
|EVENT 3 - Open House
|We also need at least 5 parents to assist:
Carnegie Vanguard High School Open House,
Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Cafegymalockatorium, Carnegie Vanguard High School