A PATRIOTIC MOMENT: We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something – for liberty and freedom and fairness – and these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.
-Ronald Reagan February Character and Ethic Trait:
Honesty Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
Students please remember the basic rules of street-crossing: stop at the corner and look both ways, be aware of your surroundings. Our intersections are not for diagonal crossing. Be safe.
To all Academy, NHS and CSF members, please donate tissue boxes and band aids for the Academy Band-Aid Drive! All donations must be non-antibacterial for band aids. Turn your donations into Mrs. Antista in the Health Office.
Attention 9th-11th graders: The CV Tech Team is looking for responsible students interested in technology to join next year. Tech team members receive Career Prep credit. Pick up an application in the Counseling Office, if interested. For more information, stop by room 1306 at snack.
~Community Service Opportunity~ The Montrose Library is the recipient of a grant and would like teens to come and give their ideas and opinions about what our community needs. Right now the grant is the “community conversation” stage. This is where the grant team is going out to high schools, teen organizations, and individuals to ask: What kind of community do you want to live in? The first volunteer project will be Operation Paperback where teens will help create care packets of donated books that will be sent to military families across the country. Interested? Contact Melissa Wike at the Montrose Library
818 548 2048 or email MWike@glendaleca.gov. More info may also be found in the Library on the Community Service Board.
To All Students: Please join the Academy for an informative lunch presentation by the Science Research class on Friday, February 9, in room 2205. Bring your lunch and a friend!
Have a blast at Jazz Night! Fabulous live swing music performed by the CV Jazz band! Swing lessons, chocolate fountain and more! Friday, February 9, at the CV Café, from 7:00-10:00pm. Tickets are $8 with ASB card and $10 for students and adults.
February22, in the cafeteria. Attendance will be taken so please make sure to sign in.
Are you interested in writing, photography, and graphic design? Apply now for next year’s journalism class! Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Deitch’s room, 5207, and are due Wednesday, February 28.
Attention all Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: The Verdugo Creative Technologies Consortium and GCC are hosting a “Saturday Academy” program. The purpose of the Saturday Academy is to motivate and prepare high school and community college students for careers in the high-growth creative, entertainment, and technology industry sectors.
How to apply: www.glendale.edu/JumpStart
Cost: FREE Tuition to High School Students
Dates: February 24 to June 13
Location: Glendale Community College
1500 N. Verdugo Rd.
Glendale, CA 91208
Come buy a Valentine’s Gram to support the Academy of Science and Medicine on the rally platform at lunch until Friday, February 9. Teddy bears are $2 and chocolate is $.50 to go with the grams.
Spanish Club will be on Tuesday, February 13. Please come to room 5204 to become immersed in the Spanish culture and learn about a Spanish speaking country.
Beatboxing Club is now changed to every Thursday, at lunch, in room 5208. Come bring lunch, a friend, and a water bottle. No experience needed.
Students who would be interested in learning more about tobacco, e-cigarettes and hookah smoking and how it affects your health, there is a TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention and Education) program meeting every Tuesday lunch in room 1106. All are welcome, pizza provided.
Another CASH FOR COLLEGE opportunity: The Pasadena City College is offering FREE expert help in completing your 2018-2019 Financial Aid application.
When: February 10, 2018
Time: 9 am to 2 pm (Check-in and refreshments at 8:30 am)
Where: Pasadena City College (Check in at the Quad)
Who: All Students and their families
What: Financial Aid
Register at https://pasadena.edu/cashforcollege
There will be a rep from Stony Brook University (SBU) on Friday, February 16, during lunch time in the library. The purpose of this visit is to make a presentation to students who might be interested in learning about SUNY Korea. For your information there are 64 campuses under the SUNY system and among them, Stony Brook University (SBU), a leading university in the areas of STEM and FIT. They offer highly competitive STEM-focused majors through SBU and world-renowned fashion design and fashion business management through FIT.
Attention Latino Juniors: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is seeking referrals for top Latino high school juniors for the 2018 Youth Leadership Institute (YLI). YLI is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for outstanding Latino high school juniors held at three top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.
Click on the following link for more information/access to application:
The deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018.
SENIORS: There are only about a dozen seats still available on the bus for the Tuesday, April 10,GCC Senior Field trip. Sign up ASAP in the counseling office or see your counselor if you have questions.
Attention Ladies:The Pasadena City College (PCC) is holding the 24th annual Adelante Mujer Latina Conference (AML) on Saturday, April 21.
AML conference provides young (Latina) girls the tools for personal and professional growth, challenges them to raise their expectations, promotes leadership, and encourages them to pursue a post-high school education so that they may achieve their goals and have a positive impact on their lives and the lives of others. Breakfast, lunch and lots of goodies will be offered for free. For more information, come see Ms. Haghpanah in the counseling office or stop by the office to sign up by Friday,February 16.
College Bound Juniors should register for the spring SAT or ACT so you will have scores available when researching "best fit" colleges/universities. Remember the essay portion is required for the University of California campuses and several private schools. When registering, take advantage of the 4 score reports included in the registration fees to avoid having to pay more later on. SAT subject tests are not required by UC or CSU but students should check other out of state or private college requirements, as needed.
SAT dates/deadlines: www.sat.org
Saturday, March 10(deadline 2/9); Saturday, May 5(deadline 4/6); and Saturday, June 2(deadline 5/3)
ACT dates/deadlines: www.act.org
Saturday, April 14(deadline 3/9); Saturday, June 9(deadline 5/4); and Saturday, July 14(deadline 6/15)
→ Army reps will be in the Counseling Office every Monday during lunch time.
→ Marine reps will be in the Counseling Office 1st and 3rdThursday of every month, during lunch time.
→ Navy reps will be in the Counseling Office 3rd Wednesday of every month during lunch time.
GCC Visits (lunch time)
Tuesdays at 12:15-1:00pm
▪ February 20and 27
▪ March 13 and 27
▪ April 3, 10 and 17
▪ May 1, 8, 15 and 22
Students, your opinion matters. What kind of community would you like to live in? Montrose Library is starting the Small Steps Project and looking for input from teenagers to express the type of community they want to live in. Students will be assisted to develop projects that directly target their aspiration. Participants will be granted volunteer hours. For more information please contact Ms. Melisa Wike at
MWike@glendaleca.gov or (818) 548-2048.
Are you interested in taking a college course at Glendale Community College on Saturdays? We have a wonderful opportunity for our students in grades 10-12 to sign up for GCCs Saturday Academy and take courses in the areas of Engineering, Art and Photography. For more information on how to sign up, please visit the GUSD CTE website, https://www.gusd.net/Page/6607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention all: Do you want to earn additional credits towards graduation? Are you interested in pursuing a career right after high school? If so, you might want to consider taking an After-School Career/Technical Education (CTE) Course.
Our High School CTE course offerings are:
Cosmetology @ GHS
Water Safety @ HHS
For more information, please see your counselor for enrollment forms or visit the GUSD CTE website:
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Rvsd. February 5, 2018
The CVHS scholarship application is NOW available. Pick up a copy of the application in the Administration office, Counseling office or access online at school website – www.gusd.net/cvhs (student tab). Check out the many scholarship opportunities that local community organizations provide to assist our students entering post-secondary education. Many local civic organizations such as Kiwanis Clubs, CV Town Council, CV Chamber, Lions Club, Community Foundation of the Verdugos, CVHS PTSA and our local elementary PTA/Foundations are just a few of the groups that raise funds to award scholarships.
Los Angeles Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is sponsoring college scholarships to assist African-American students in attaining their goal of post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded based solely on academic excellence. Interested students must have at least a B+ (3.5) GPA, show evidence of worthy character, promise, leadership qualities and financial need. Information and application are available online at www.dstlachapter.com. Deadline to apply is Feb. 9, 2018
2018 Beverage Industry College Scholarship Program - offers 1-year, non-recurring scholarships ranging from $2500-$5000. Qualified applicants must be graduating seniors attending a 4-year college in the fall and have a parent or grandparent who are employed with a company or individual holding a valid CA liquor/beer/wine license (i.e. hotels, restaurants, wholesale grocery/retail /drug stores, convenience stores, airlines, etc.). Application is available at www.christermon.com and deadline is Feb. 15, 2018 CSEA (CA School Employees Assoc.) - is offering $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Applicants must have a min. 3.0 GPA, be entering a 2yr/4-yr college or accredited trade/vocational school in the fall and have at least one parent who is a member in good standing of CSEA. Application is available online at http://www.csea.com/web/Benefits/Education-Services or pick up a copy from Mrs. Mulvoy in the Administration office. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018 Change a Life Foundation is awarding several scholarships (up to $5000) to economically disadvantaged graduating seniors from Orange, San Diego & Los Angeles counties. Criteria for selection based on potential, superior academic achievement (min. 3.5 GPA) community/civic involvement and extreme financial need (family income below HUD income guidelines). The application process and additional information is available online at www.changealife.org/scholarship. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018
Sons of Italy Western Foundation - announces the availability of academic and athletic scholarships for graduating seniors in the Class of 2018. Awards are open to students who are wholly or partially of Italian descent and will be enrolling in an accredited trade school, college, university or community college in the Fall. Applications at www.osiaca.org/scholarship. Deadline-March 1, 2018 1st District PTA Commemorative Scholarship - $750 award to graduating high school senior who have achievements, service and involvement in community service, leadership, and extracurricular activities/work experience. Students applying for scholarship must also be a member of their school’s PTA/PTSA and plan to attend a college/university, or trade/tech school in the fall. Applications available on line @ http://pta1.org/scholarship or from Mrs. Mulvoy in the Administration office. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarships - award amounts range from $500-$10,000 per academic year and are based on merit. To qualify, students must be a high school senior planning to attend a 4-yr college in the fall, have above average grades and intend to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics. Apply online at https://seg.org/Scholarships Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018 Women in Mining, California Chapter - is offering six (6) $2000 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing majors in mining, geology, engineering or environmental studies. Applicants must currently have a 3.0 or higher GPA, be a US citizen and provide proof of full-time enrollment in secondary education. Application and information is available online at www.wimca.org/scholarship-opportunities. Deadline to apply is March 2, 2018 Community Foundation of the Verdugos – manages scholarship funds that were created by charitable community donors. Be sure to check out the organization’s website – https://cfverdugos.org/scholarships to see all that is available to graduating CV students. Deadline to apply is March 2, 2018 The awards available are:
Dr. John & Mae Benjamin scholarship ($1000) to benefit students pursing a medical career.
Christopher A. Burrows scholarship ($2500) awarded to a student who demonstrates a high level of academic & extra-curricular achievement, strength of character and zest for life.
Glendale Latino Association scholarships ($500-$2000) offering scholarships to local Latino students who have demonstrated educational excellence, extraordinary citizenship and promote activities that improve education.
Gonzales Harris Bilingual scholarship ($2000-$6000) awarded to students graduating from high schools in the Verdugo region. Applicants must have a min. 3.5 GPA, provide proof of US citizenship and be able to demonstrate fluency (written & verbal) in both Spanish and English.
John & Elsie Krikorian Journalism scholarship ($500) award to recognize a deserving female student pursuing a career in journalism, marketing or business management.
Sambar Scholarship Endowment ($500-$1500) awarded to graduating seniors from GUSD high school who need ‘a little hand up’ in their college goals.
Tuesday Afternoon Club scholarship ($1000) awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and community service. The applicants should be able to show a potential for achievement, success and self-motivation.
La Crescenta Woman’s Club - is offering a $750 scholarship to a graduating senior. Interested students must have a min. 2.0 GPA, be a US citizen, plans to continue their education at a college/university or trade school and demonstrate financial need. Applications are available from Mrs. Mulvoy in the Administration office. Deadline is March 9, 2018
Italian Catholic Federation - offers $400 scholarships to Roman Catholic graduating seniors of Italian descent. Students must have a min. 3.2 GPA, demonstrate leadership roles, be involved in extra-curricular activities and have financial need. Applications are available on line @ www.icf.org or from Mrs. Mulvoy in the Administration office. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2018 Society of Automotive Engineers - offers several scholarship opportunities for students pursuing an engineering or related science (chemistry, physics, biology, computer science) degree through an ABET accredited program. Scholarship awards range from $1000-$5000 each. Students must have a 3.75 unwgt. GPA and rank in the 90th percentile on SAT/ACT test. Application and information on the various awards is available online at http://students.sae.org/scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2018 Microsoft disAbility Scholarships - the scholarship enables promising high school students with disabilities to go to college (2yr-4-yr academic or vocational college) and target a career in the technology industry. Students must be graduating senior with a disability (visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, etc.) declaring a major in engineering, computer science/information systems, business or related field, have a min. 3.0 high school GPA and demonstrate financial need. Application is available on line at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx. Deadline is March 15, 2018 Beyond the Boroughs NATIONAL Scholarship - this award aims to benefit ALL hardworking, low-income students who are motivated to further their education beyond high school. Scholarship amounts are up to $20,000 over 4 years for use at an accredited 4-year college/university or equivalent (i.e. culinary school). Eligible candidates must be from a low-income household, have a min. 2.5 GPA, and be involved in extra-curricular activity or work. Application is available online at http://www.beyondtheboroughs.org Deadline to apply is March 15, 2018. Assistance League of Glendale - will be offering a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior (female or male). Criteria based on school leadership, community service, GPA and financial need. In addition, the organization will be awarding one additional $500 scholarship to a student who will be majoring in education at the college level. Applications are available from Mrs. Mulvoy in the Administration office. Deadline to apply is March 16, 2018
Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund offering (10) - $5000 scholarships to help economically-challenged Taiwanese American youth fulfill their dreams of obtaining high education. Applicants must show financial need, have a min. 3.0 GPA, be a US citizen or permanent resident and be a direct blood descendent of a Taiwanese citizen. Application and additional information is available at www.TAScholarshipFund.org and deadline to apply is March 28, 2018. Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program is offering (20) $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a 4-year college as a full-time student in the fall. The scholarships are open to ALL seniors (no ethnicity requirement) with a min. 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Application and additional information is available at http://apcf.org/2018-royal-business-bank-scholarship-program and deadline to apply is March 28, 2018 La Crescenta Elementary School Foundation has renewed their commitment to award scholarships to 2018 CV grads who formerly attended their school (min. of 3 years). Students must have satisfactory academic achievement with plans to enter a 4-year college in the fall. Applications are available from Mrs. Mulvoy in the Administration office. Deadline to apply is March 30, 2018.
American Postal Works Union (APWU) - is offering (10) $2000 academic and (5) $3000 vocational scholarships to children or grandchildren of a current or retired APWU member. The Hallbeck Academic scholarship is for use at an accredited college or university. The vocational scholarship is to be used for three years of study in a specific trade, technical, industrial or vocational school. Application and information is available at http://www.apwu.org/pay-benefits#Scholarships Deadline is March 31, 2018 Kim & Harold Louie Family Foundation - this scholarship is for high school seniors attending college in 2018-19 academic year. Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service. In addition, students must have a min. 3.5 (on 4.0 scale) GPA and SAT score of 1200 (out of 1600) or 1800 (out of 2400) or ACT score of 25. Apply online at www.louiefamilyfoundation.org/scholarship-application Deadline is March 31, 2018 American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) - is awarding (10) $2000 scholarships to high school seniors who are US citizens and attending a college/university or certified trade school in the fall. Winner selection is NOT based on financial need or GPA. Students submit an entry form online and winners are randomly selected from those submissions. Apply online at www.afsascholarship.org Deadline – April 1, 2018 Monte Vista Elementary Scholarship - award open to graduating seniors who attended Monte Vista Elementary for at least 3 years. Students must have participated in extra-curricular activities, community service and/or work experience and have satisfactory academic achievement. Pick up a copy of the application from Mrs. Mulvoy in the Administration Office. Deadline is April 4, 2018 Student Insights is again sponsoring the 2018 Student-View Scholarship Program which offers $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a 4-yr/2-yr college or career school in the fall. Student Insights is a marking research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors. To compete for the scholarship awards, students log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. Deadline is April 22, 2018.
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) scholarship program is designed to offer local government and planning experience that students can use to develop long-term career goals. Scholarship applicants must have a min. 3.0 GPA, submit a 500-word essay and intend to pursue a college major in urban planning, environmental planning, engineering and/or political science. Apply online at www.scag.ca.gov/scholarship Deadline - April 27, 2018
AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization. This organization will be offering two scholarships specific to children/grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard/Reserves who are current high school seniors graduating in 2018. The application process and additional information is available online at www.AMVETS.org/scholarship. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018
2018 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship - is a $1000 scholarship sponsored by the Nursing Schools Almanac. Award granted to a graduating senior with a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and math as well as a passion to pursue a nursing profession. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2018. Information is available at https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2018-aspiring-nurse-scholarship.
Essay Contests (grades 9-12) The American Foreign Service sponsors the National High School Essay Contest – theme ‘Why Diplomacy & Peacebuilding Matter” The essay contest is open to students in grades 9-12 and awards a $2500 scholarship to the winner. Essay topics and guidelines are available online at www.afsa.org/essay-contest. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2018 Intern/Fellowship Opportunity – The Emma Bowen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a more diverse media and tech industry by recruiting promising students of color and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading companies. This intern/fellowship opportunity prepares students for careers in the Business of Media, Content of Media or Innovation of Media areas. To qualify, students must be African-American, Asian-American, Latino or Native American, be graduating from high school in 2018, have a cum. 3.0 GPA, be interested in pursuing a career in the media industry and planning to attend a 4-year college/ university. Additional information and on-line application is available at www.emmabowenfoundation.com/application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early.