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. 

October 1, 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.

In just 2 days, YOU could be going home with some amazing prizes if you’re one of our 70 8th grade student with a GPA of 4.0 or above as of the June 2017 report card period! On Wed, Oct 4, @TheBigFresnoFair and the Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools will hold their 7th annual 4.0 & Above Program – giving out BIG rewards in return for all of our students hard work and academic achievements! These students will be able to Come to The Big Fresno Fair for free on October 4 and enter-to-win scholarships, and other amazing prizes! We wish our Edison regional 9th – 12th grade students who have qualified good luck as they will also have the chance to win a new 2017 @Toyota USA Corolla! You must be present

Edison High School’s Magnet Night is fast approaching. Postcards inviting students were mailed and should be to 8th grade homes soon.  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: 5:00 and a Formal Presentation in the Cafeteria 5:30

Finally, This Friday is the end of the quarter, so don’t wait to check ATLAS, communicate with your teachers, and pull out the best first quarter in Computech history!  Let Mrs Miles or Mr Her in the office know if you have last minute academic needs, and don’t be a strager 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. 

September 24, 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.

Friday, a small packet of information with multicolored papers was sent home for parent/guardian review.  Please consider participating in PTSO, and sending the SSC ballot filled out.  Students can turn those into 1st period teachers OR the front office.  Also, there is a pre-assessment survey of some areas which we are working on our campus.  A link is on Facebook and was text messaged to you, as well, if you’d rather complete it online.  Thank you in advance!

Last week, science teachers sent home a passive consent form for our November showing of Nightmare on Puberty Street.  Passive consent means that if it doesn’t come back to us, you are giving consent for 8th grade Tigers to see the presentation at the end of November.  Any questions about this performance can be directed to our office, 559-457-2640. 

Finally, as the days are getting a bit cooler—aside from this week which looks like it will get back into the 90s—please make sure to review our outer wear standard of dress.  It is always a good idea to review out Guidelines for Success, which include our standard of dress. 

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. 

September 17, 2017, Home Message (EURO MEET)

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

Very important for parents:  This Wednesday, September 20th, Computech is hosting the annual “Mud” Run/Euro Style Cross Country invitational.  This event happens once per year and changes the traffic pattern for parent pick up.  We ask all students who are able to take buses home on Wednesday in order to limit the number of parents picking up.  If you must use the pick up line, there will be a map distributed Monday after school in order to show how the line will need to shift in order to accommodate for the meet.  Parking for the meet will be available on the West field, and all cars entering the neighborhood around Computech will be rerouted to head north from Church towards campus and west down Belgravia towards Walnut. We know this can be cumbersome, but it is for the benefit of our cross country students and those from around the district. 

Students, we are going to be entering touring season at Computech and we need YOU as Tour Guides for our elementary school visitors.  All sixty-seven elementary schools that visit throughout the month of October are guided on our campus by current computech students.  If you are interested in representing our school during the tours, please navigate to our www.edisoncomputech.com student portal or to www.computechstudents.com BEFORE Wednesday at 4:00pm to apply. 

We will have a lockdown procedure drill on Tuesday during lunch.  This is meant as an FYI; there is no need to be alarmed as we practice locking down our school in the unlikely event of an emergency. 

All links from today’s announcement, including a link to a MAP (click for the mapp) of how the parent pickup will be impacted from our cross country meet on Wendesday will be available on www.edisoncomputech.com under “phone messages”, AND will be posted on Facebook and Twitter by this evening.

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. 

September 10, 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.

Parents, be on the lookout for first quarter progress reports to come home with your child on Wednesday. Progress grades are a great opportunity to check the academic progress of your child half way through the first quarter and first grading period. We ask that you review with your child their progress grades and then place your signature on it and have your child return it to their first period teacher on Thursday. Once signed copies are returned, 1st period teachers will issue a permanent copy for students to take home and keep.

Thank you to the parents and community members that attending either our SSC or PTSO this past week.  We will have a SSC/PTSO corner added to the website that will have updates, contact information, and ways to sign up for communication.  In the meantime, a ballot for SSC parents will be coming home this week.  Please choose (3) parent names and we will count those at our next meeting on the first Wednesday in October. 

As a final note, for all those Tiger families with ties to the areas of our nation being hit with natural disasters, as well as those who are remembering those impacted by the September 11th attacks…our thoughts are with you and your loved ones this week and always.  We will have a station in the front office to collect hurricane relief iems beginning this week; every little bit helps. 

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. 

August 27, 2017 (Home Messege)

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.

Thank you to our students and staff for a wonderful first dance of the year.  We sold more tickets than we’ve ever sold for a school dance!  Let’s stay eligible so our next dance can have the same fun and excitement. 

Seventh grade students will be voting for their student body representative on Tuesday in Computer classes. 

Parents, we are hosting our first of many PAWS Trainings this Wednesday.  PAWS are Parent Access Work Systems Trainings, which is a fancy way of saying we want our parents to come learn from us about ways to help your Tigers to be successful at Computech.  You have the option of coming to campus at 8:30am, 12:30pm, and/or 4:30pm for an hour to hour and a half session in the library.  In the future, these trainings will include walking classrooms to look for instructional strategies and more!  We really do hope to see you this Wednesday, but if you can’t attend, we’ll put this week’s learnings on our website.  Stay tuned!

Finally, for those interested, Mrs. Sandi Cliff’s service will be held this week Thursday, August 31st, at 11:00 am at North Park Church, which is Shepherd and Chestnut.  After checking with her family, they are prepared for a larger group, so anyone looking to honor our teacher and friend is welcome. 

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. 

September 3, 2017, Home Message

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

Tomorrow is Labor Day, Since Monday is a holiday, there is NO late start on Friday. 

Our first School Site Council Meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday at 3:00 in Room 76.

Our FIRST Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) Meeting is scheduled for this coming Wednesday at 5:00pm in the Computech Library.

Club Rush to September 8, 2017; students will be able to have cafeteria lunch OR purchase special lunch items that fundraise for clubs on campus.  Meanwhile, students can peruse all we have to offer and sign up for clubs and activities they might be interested in. 

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. 

August 22, 2017, Unexpected News

Computech family and friends, this is your principal Dr. Scherrer. 

My apologies that this message did not make it to you sooner.  It is with a heavy heart that I must share that one of our Computech teachers, Mrs. Sandra Cliff passed away last night.  Although she was not on campus this year, she was a wonderful teacher loved by all her students and we will miss her greatly. Her commitment to students and love for learning has touched us all.

We encourage you to talk with your child. How we, as adults, manage ourselves serves as an important model for helping kids handle tragedies like this. It is important that they know they are cared for and supported as they talk about their feelings.

You may want to consider the following when talking with your child:

  • Allow for your child to talk about feelings. If this is the first loss your child has experienced, your child may not know how to respond and will be looking for your guidance.
  • Affirm all expressions. It’s okay to express feelings honestly. Tolerate the expressions rather than dismissing them or discouraging the expression of feelings.
  • Reaffirm that your child is safe and that your child is cared for.
  • Affirm that your child’s reaction is normal and you understand the way the child’s feels.
  • Watch for signs of trouble such as aggression, withdrawal etc.
  • Help the children return to as normal routine as possible.

We will have a team of grief counselors at school throughout the day to provide emotional support for our students. If you have special counseling concerns or would like additional support for your child, please call us at the office.

Our deepest sympathies go to Sandi Cliff’s family. We care deeply for all involved.