We are off to a great start at Cibola High School, and I feel confident that this year is yet another Year of the Cougar.
We are brimming with brown and gold pride! We kicked off our school year with Cibola Rush and showed off our bragging rights by highlighting all of the extracurricular and curricular opportunities that makes Cibola such an educational advantage.
I am hopeful that you had an opportunity to attend our Open House. It was our pleasure to welcome you into our school home. We hope your roam around the school in and out of classrooms offered insights to you from the teacher, parent and student perspectives. We are partnering together to do this important and fulfilling job everyday!
On October 15th from 4-7 PM we will bring our Cibola pride to the Albuquerque Convention Center during the APS School Fair. It’s just another moment to shine brighter, of course, and show off what we do. Thanks to the CCB parent group for helping us to prepare to show off in multiple ways.
Homecoming is just around the corner! We are talking with our students about keeping it classy with handsome and beautiful attire and dancing and behaviors that are becoming of Cibola gentlemen and young ladies. We will again be enforcing our no-grind dancing expectations and inspecting what we expect. We will be asking couples to leave the dance if they are engaging in this lewd and disrespectful type of dance. If you are unfamiliar with this style of dance, consult the Internet to see it in visual format. Thank you for reinforcing with your students the expectations you have that mirror the school policies. On that note, we have experienced a few young Cougars stepping outside of the dress code expectations at school. Please see to it that students come to school in clothing suitable to the school environment. It’s difficult to monitor 1,968 students, but from the home angle, it’s more achievable. We know we can count on your support.
This month 9th and 10th grade students will take the interim assessment as a pre-assessment to determine what common core standards they are strong within and to develop a data-driven method to help students to gain additional skills in growth focus areas.
I am so proud of our students! They know how to help keep the school and each other safe. When our small vending machine caught fire upstairs during the assembly, we evacuated in an orderly fashion and as the media helicopters were flying overhead, they captured a jovial group of kids playing band instruments in the junior parking lot, and on the East side of the school, you could see the dancers dancing and the actors singing in preparation for our Fall school production, Les Miserable. Even when the interim superintendent made the call to send students home, they showed their adaptability, poise and student leadership! Our Fall Spirit Assembly is rescheduled for September 21st. Go Cougars!
Thank you for entrusting your students to our educational professionals everyday. What a terrific group of young people!
Happy September Everyone! Here’s to cooler weather and better functioning AC units.