January 21, 2018, Phone Message

Good morning Computech community, this is Dr. Scherrer calling with a weekly update to share some of the important events and happenings going on around campus!

  

Two important notices will come home tomorrow, one for all students and one for 8th graders. 

 

For all students, you will get a paper copy of our new sporting observation policy I shared last week.  Since we have several sporting events on campus this week, we will be using this policy for any student wishing to watch.  Please look for that notice from your Tiger.

 

8th graders will be getting a mandatory notice about the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress).  The NAEP will be given to RANDOM students in 8th grade, but we wanted all to be aware that they may be chosen.  The assessment is scheduled for February 28th

 

Finally, this week there is a lot to celebrate!  Friday is both Jeanius Day for those with C or better, and our Math Tiger of the Month.  Thursday is our annual incentive night celebrating all students who ended Semester 1 with a 3.5 GPA or better.  Invitations will go home this week to those students, and they will be allowed to bring (1) family member with them to Blackbeard’s Park.  Look for that invite this week, and we hope to see you there!

 

All right Computech community, that is all for this week.  Thank you for tuning in every week for updates about our school and thank you for being part of our school where, along with you, we strive for the success of every student, every day. 

January 14, 2018, Home Message

Good morning Computech community, this is Dr. Scherrer with a weekly update to share some of the important events and happenings going on around campus!

  

In observation of MLK Jr., there is no school tomorrow.  The rest of the week we will follow our Gold schedule on T, a rally schedule on W, and our White schedule on Th and F…therefore, there is NO late start this week Friday.

After School Program (ASES), administration, and campus safety have been meeting about areas that came up earlier in the year in order to streamline processes to continue to work towards keeping our students safe and accounted for.  

Starting this week ALL students (not just ASES students) who want to watch an on-campus sporting event (NOT at EHS), will be required to get a pass from the after school program directly after school.  This pass is numbered so that the student can be tracked while on campus whether they are in the ASES program or not.  When the CA sweeps the events from 3:40pm to 3:45pm, passes will be given to the staff member on duty (since duty ends at 4:00pm), and can EITHER get on the bus or head to the ASES after school program.  If a student is with a parent at the event, they are "released" to the parent at that time, as well.  Aside from students with their parents, we have no student observers after 3:45pm.  Questions can be directed to our VP Ms. Munoz, or our after school coordinator Ms. Swift as we work to ensure we always know where our students are while on campus.

In honor of MLK day AND the 2nd Annual National Day of Racial Healing (see here), we will be providing a creative outlet during lunch on Tuesday for students to share their messages of racial healing.  Instead of board games in the hallway outside the admin offices, we will provide large poster paper and a variety of artistic mediums (markers, crayons, etc) for students to use towards their messaging.  

We hope to post these and inspire messages of peace, love, and healing for this week!

All right Computech community, that is all for this week.  Thank you for tuning in every week for updates about our school and thank you for being part of our school where, along with you, we strive for the success of every student, every day. 

January 7, 2018, Home Message

Good morning Computech community, and Happy New Year!  This is Dr. Scherrer with a weekly update to share some of the important events and happenings going on around campus on our first week of the second semester!

 

You may have noticed some city construction at our east gates before we left for winter break.  Upon returning tomorrow, you will see that the public sidewalk next to campus is closed, and has been temporarily replaced with dirt.  This will obviously disrupt drop off and pickup, but we are working with the construction company to minimize problems we might have as this area is replaced.  Drop off should not be impacted except for narrowing the path into campus; but for pickup in the afternoon, we will keep our students behind our gate to be released as parents arrive.  This may slow things down a bit, but please recognize this is for safety.  We will change our process yet again if we see more efficient ways to respond to this minor disruption.  Thank you for your patience!

 

This week is a regular scheduled week, following the gold schedule on Monday through Wednesday, an advisory (gray schedule) on Thursday, and a late start on Friday (black schedule).

 

School site council will meet in room 76 at 3:00pm this Wednesday.  We will be discussing items that can be added to our site plan.  We welcome any to join us! 

All right Computech community, that is all for this week.

I am excited to start off this semester with you, and hope you have gotten a lot of rest and had a lot of fun over the break.  We have a lot to do before the summer sun in June, so let’s get to it with pursuits of excellence on our minds. 

Thank you for tuning in every week for updates about our school and thank you for being part of our school where, along with you, we strive for the success of every student, every day. 

December 10, 2017, Home Message

Good morning Computech community this is Dr. Scherrer with a weekly update to share some of the important events and happenings going on around campus.

As a reminder, this coming Friday, December 15th, will be our final scheduled school day of the fall semester and our final day of school before heading into winter break. Students will be issued their quarter two report cards when they return back to school in January. Parents can, of course, access their child’s progress at any time through the parent portal of ATLAS. Winter break will run from December 16th to January 7th. School will resume on Monday, January 8th.  I also want to let parents know that the Computech main office will be closed during winter break.

The annual winter dance will be held this coming Thursday, December 14th from 3-4:20 in the Computech Cafeteria. Dance tickets will be on sale beginning this week during break and lunch. Students will also be permitted to come to school dressed in non-standard dress on Thursday only if they have a dance ticket. Families are encouraged to review the non-standard dress rules on page 4 of their child’s agenda book to make sure that they are within our dress guidelines for non-standard dress.

Finally, we still have late start schedule on Friday, December 15th, and it is our last Jeanius Day of the quarter and semester.  We will also celebrate our Foreign Language Tiger of the Month on Friday.  If you are available, also note that our holiday band concert will be on the 15th at 6:00pm at the Fresno State Concert Hall.  It will be one to remember, and the final of a assortment of awesome Tiger talent.  

All right Computech Community, as this is the final message of 2017, I would like to say happy holidays to all our families and a happy new year as well. The next home message will be sent out on the evening of January 7th, the Sunday before the new semester begins.

Thank you, happy holidays and have a great night! 

December 3, 2017, Home Message

Good evening Computech community this is Dr. Scherrer calling with a weekly update about some of the important events and happenings going on around campus.

 

First and foremost, we must congratulate our Drama students for their wonderful rendition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  I know I speak for many when I say it was particularly enjoyable, and could rival many high school productions.  Well done!

 

This week, be sure to check out MORE of our talented Tigers at the Orchestra concert taking place at Sunnyside HS on Wednesday at 6:30pm. 

 

Finally, the Edison Region schools—Computech included—will continue our pre-drive for dental hygiene products ahead of our first ever Edison Region Carnival.  The Carnival is scheduled for this Saturday, December 9thfrom 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Our Regional Student Leadership Team consisting of students from all 10 schools in the Edison region designed this carnival as a fun event that collects items for the needy, homeless, and shelters in our area.  Computech is responsible for dental hygene products like toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, and mouthwash…and the more we can collect, the better! 

 

This week, I would like to challenge our students to bring in these items in a little competition.  Students, please bring dental hygiene items to first period all week, and the class with the most individual items will win a class prize from me!  We will come around on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to collect and count items…And, don’t forget to COME to the carnival on Saturday.  Computech’s booths will be a photo booth, ring toss, and “kissing booth” to guess the number of kisses in a jar.  It will be loads of fun!  Flyers will be in the front office for more information.

 

All right Computech community, that is all for this week. Thank you for tuning in every week for updates about our school and thank you for being part of our school where, along with you, we strive for the success of every student, every day. 

October 15, 2017, Home Message

Good morning Computech community, this is Dr. Scherrer calling with a weekly update about some of the important events and happenings going on around Computech for the upcoming week.

 

8th grade families; Edison High School’s Magnet Night is this week. Postcards inviting students were mailed and should have been received already.  Magnet Night is an opportunity to see all that Edison has to offer. Computech students are on a 6-year transfer so you do not need to reapply (nor is attendance mandatory) BUT we all encourage you to attend. Magnet Night is Tuesday October 17th with Entertainment/Booths in the Quad: 5:00and a Formal Presentation in the Cafeteria 5:30pm. 

Our Tiger football team pulled out a last minute win after an exciting game on Saturday against the Yosemite Bears.  If you weren’t already planning to, we’d love to see a huge turnout against Sequoia at the Championship game this Saturday, 10/21/17 at 11:00am at Sunnyside stadium.  Hope to see you there!

Finally, we are in the second week of the quarter, so don’t wait to check ATLAS, communicate with your teachers, and pull out a better second quarter than the first! Let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the office know if you have academic needs, and don’t be a stranger to the ROAR program, after school tutoring in the after school program, or help available from individual teachers!

 

All right Computech community, that is all for this week. Thank you for tuning in every week for updates about our school and thank you for being part of our school where, along with you, we strive for the success of every student, every day. 

November 26, Home Message

Good evening Computech community this is Dr. Scherrer calling with a weekly update about some of the important events and happenings going on around campus.

I hope this message finds all of you well and well rested after this past week off from school. As a reminder, there are only three weeks of school remaining before winter break, and the end of the second quarter and first semester of the 2017/18 school year. 

I would like to invite all our families and community members to attend one of two showings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow this week Wednesday or Thursday at 6:30pm in the Computech cafeteria.  Thanks to our Chevron and DonorsChoose.org patrons and the very hard work of both Mrs. Hbiler and Mr. Reidel, our students have been putting together an awesome performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow that you won’t want to miss.  We hope to see you there!

Finally, the Edison Region schools—Computech included—will be beginning a pre-drive for dental hygiene products ahead of our first ever Edison Region Carnival.  The Carnival is scheduled for December 9th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Our Regional Student Leadership Team consisting of students from all 10 schools in the Edison region designed this carnival as a fun event that collects items for the needy, homeless, and shelters in our area.  Computech is responsible for dental hygene products like toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, and mouthwash…and the more we can collect, the better! 

All right Computech community, that is all for this week. Thank you for tuning in every week for updates about our school and thank you for being part of our school where, along with you, we strive for the success of every student, every day. 

October 8, 2017, Home Message

Good morning Computech community this is Dr. Scherrer calling with a weekly update about some of the important events and happenings going on around campus.

First and foremost, I wanted to say and few congratulations—our football team is off to a great winning streak, past weeks.  Keep up the great work, guys!  Also, on the golf front, Nicholas mouser just took the win for individuals and was deemed golf champion. Well done, Nicholas!  We don’t always get to highlight all the wonderful accomplishments each week, but when we are able, know it only represents a FRACTION of all the great work our Tigers do each week.  Keep it up!

As the weather becomes nice, like this beautiful Sunday morning, it could be tempting for our students to want to leave campus, even just to Edison.  Please note that students are not allowed off campus—even to Edison--once they arrive on campus in the morning.  The only exception is, of course, the classes that are at Edison during the appropriate time and period.  That includes during after school time.  Please use this as a reminder and discuss as a family, if necessary.

Friday marked the last day of the first quarter with only (3) quarters left.  Report cards will be coming home with students to sign on Tuesday during 1st period.  Please review, sign, and return the white copy so that students can be given and bring home a colored copy for your records. 

All right Computech community, that is all for this week. Thank you for tuning in every week for updates about our school and thank you for being part of our school where, along with you, we strive for the success of every student, every day.