Dear CNMT community,
If you missed Friday’s awards ceremony, you didn’t get to see some amazing student work. Between awards presentations we were privileged to witness screenings by students from Mr. Lopez’s food justice class, Mr. Baird’s broadcast journalism class, and Mr. McCluskey’s video production class.
In their own different ways, the videos show the best of what CNMT is about. Students took on serious issues like access to healthy food, school spirit and community pride, and dreams of a better future, but they did so in a way that was both creative and fun.
Students in these classes have truly embraced some of our habits of mind, like collaboration, imagination, humility, perspective, and of course, communication.
I was hoping to post some of these videos on the CNMT website soon, and I still plan to as soon as I get them. It might be a while for the broadcast journalism video, since Mr. Baird recently became our newest CNMT dad. Congratulations to Mr. Baird and his wife, Lauren on the birth Saturday night of their first little boy, Miles. Looks like summer will be coming two days early for Mr. Baird.
My wish for all of our students and teachers is that you find a way to keep that spirit going this summer. Take time to find creative outlets for your ideas while you are enjoying some time off relaxing.
I myself will be taking a little bit of time for a family vacation, then jumping right back into planning for the coming school year. Two years into our small school transformation, I really feel like things are starting to come together. For the first time, I am sensing that our students are having CNMT pride. This is exciting, and I hope that it can coexist with Rough Rider pride, because we need to stay united as one community in the years to come.
Have a great summer!
Educators of the week:
This week I would like to recognize four teachers who unfortunately will not be returning next year. With lower enrollment and budget cuts, we have been unable to keep our current level of staffing. In the English department, Mr. Mendez is being displaced. Mr. Mendez has been at Roosevelt for six years, and is very popular with the students. With the passing of the tentative agreement, the good news is that he will be able to stay in LAUSD.
Ms. Melshenker, our art teacher, is also being displaced. She has been at Roosevelt for many years and will be missed.
Mr. Garland, one of our biology teachers, and this year our earth science teacher, is being displaced as well. He has left a legacy with the idea of having a dedicated lab, something we will be continuing next year.
We also have to say goodbye to Mr. Sandoval, who has stepped into our math department and done a wonderful job with our ninth-grade students. It’s too bad that we won’t be able to keep him at Roosevelt, but he will be an asset to any school where he lands.
Finally, we will also be saying goodbye to Carmen Ramos. She has been at Roosevelt for a number of years as an Ed Aide 2, and this year was invaluable in assisting on CNMT and the Magnet.
Goodbye to all of these dedicated educators and good luck in the future.
Mon Jun 18, 2012
- MINIMUM DAY Dismissal @12:23pm
- 8am – 12:30pm Grad Practice - Aud
- 7:30am Grade Verifications Due
- 12:45pm – 2:30pm End-of-year Luncheon - Student Cafeteria
- 3:05pm – 5:30pm RHS Graduation Speaker Rehearsal – Aud
- 3:30pm – 5pm SDMC meeting - Penthouse
Tue Jun 19, 2012
- GRAD NITE – Disneyland
- LAST DAY OF INSTRUCTION
- Minimum Day
- 3pm – 5pm Athletic Director Interviews (second date if necessary)
- 3:30pm – 8pm Hollenbeck MS Graduation – Aud
Wed Jun 20, 2012
- 8am – 12:30pm RHS Graduation Speaker Rehearsal – Aud
- 7pm – 10pm 2012 Graduation – Shrine Auditorium
Thu Jun 21, 2012
- 8am – 3pm CNMT Staff PD – R206
- 3pm – 6pm Community Rep Interviews
- 6pm – 7pm CNMT incoming 9th grade parent welcome meeting – Student Cafeteria
Fri Jun 22, 2012
- 8am – 3pm CNMT Staff PD – R206
Mon Jun 25, 2012
- Reading Apprenticeship Day 8
Tue Jun 26, 2012
- Reading Apprenticeship Day 9