Principal's Message January 7, 20191/7/2019Hello all,I am looking forward to a series of “Coffee Talks” with parent(s)/guardian(s) once-a-month on Fridays from 9:30-10:30am. Here are the dates: January 25, February 8, March 22, April 26, and May 31. During our first “Coffee Talk” I would like to have a conversation about why we are working hard to increase our student participation rates on our Smarter Balanced Assessments which happen during the 11th grade year. I also want to spend some time sharing with you the action steps to educate our students in order to prevent and stop hate speech, language, bullying, and harassment. I look forward to seeing many of you on January 25th in room #212 from 9:30-10:30am.
I am doing something similar with our students and offering “Flex Time with Freeman”. The first will be February 6th. Please encourage your student to visit with me. I meet and talk with students daily, AND I am excited to hear directly from our students who want to dialogue with me in this way.
It was very exciting to host Senator Ron Wyden this past Friday for a student-centered Town Hall. Senator Wyden dedicated the majority of his time to taking student questions. Our students had thoughtful and intelligent questions about our community and global politics. We received some press coverage which you may have noticed. It’s always FUN to host a special guest such as a Senator at Cleveland.
In fact, it is a photo with the Senator that we, the administrative team of CHS, launched our Instagram page. If you are an Instagram user, please follow the CHS Administrative Team, on ClevelandPDX. Our intention is to highlight the amazing teaching, learning, athletics, activities, and accomplishments of our school community through our lens and experience as we continue to serve you and our students.
I spent much of this past weekend on Mount Hood. I have two teenage daughters. One is a ski racer and the other is a junior ski instructor. We were at Mount Hood Meadows for the Kelsey Race, which is the largest high school age ski race in America. This year, I am a new race official and spoke with several Cleveland racers at the top of the hill before they began their race. It was an honor to connect with Randy Hewitt, the ski coach for our Cleveland racers and the East Side Team. He is the father of Kelsey after whom the race is named and clearly is a distinguished figure within the Oregon ski community. I really enjoyed watching Randy in his element and interacting with CHS ski racers at this super fun and special event! Ayesha