8/21 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.

Parents, I want to let you know that our first school dance and non-standard dress day are scheduled for this coming Thursday, August  from 3:00-4:20. Dance tickets can be purchased for beginning this week during lunch and break. As our 8th grade students are aware, dance days at Computech are also non-standard dress days where students do not have to follow the Computech Standard of Dress. Information regarding acceptable dress on non-standard dress days can be found inside our student agendas.  I encourage you to review non-standard dress rules found inside our student’s agendas to learn what is considered acceptable to wear on non-standard dress days.  7th grade students are expected to enter the dance with their WEB leaders whom they met and worked with on the Friday 7th graders began their Computech journey.  If not, an additional charge may be incurred to both the 7th grader and WEB leader who are not accompanied by one another. 

And speaking of non-standard dress, I want to let our parents know that our first Computech Jeanius day of the year is coming up this Friday, August. During Jeanius days, Computech students are allowed to wear their favorite pair of jeans or pants to school, so long as they have a “C” or better in each of their classes. As we still are in the first two weeks of the school year, ALL students will be eligible to participate in this first Dance and Jeanius day of the school year but we will be posting an eligilibity list so that students could see if they MIGHT be eligible at this early time, and what it looks like.   Jeanius days are held the last Friday of every month.

Also, I am happy to announce that Computech offers tutorial services for all of our students after school, specifically in the areas of mathematics, language arts, history, science and computers afterschool in the cafeteria. We encourage the use of afterschool for all students that are in need of some extra time or support or students can drop into the cafeteria afterschool if they are just looking for a quiet place to study. Afterschool tutorial will be held from 2:55-3:45 each day so that students are out for the 3:52pm bus.  The ASES afterschool program continues for bus pick up at 4:30, and parent/guardian pickup before 6:00pm each day.

Finally, our Parent Teacher Student Organization met this week for the first time to go over some events and happenings PTSO supports and puts on for the school community.  There are nominations for all office positions at this time, and we will vote at our next meeting…September 7th at 5:00pm in the Computech Library.  In preparation for that meeting, if you are looking to volunteer or help out in any way, an email will be sent to all email addresses provided at our registration nights in the spring with a sign up.  If you are interested in running for an office position, please don’t hesitate to come to the September 7th meeting, as well. 

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. 

8/18 Welcome Back!

Good morning Computech community, this is Dr. Scherrer calling with our first of many weekly Sunday messages throughout the year.  I want to take this opportunity to thank our students and parents who braved the heat and came out to our back to school night this past week. I know I speak for the entire staff when I say that we enjoyed meeting you and are excited about this year.     

As a reminder, students are expected to be in Computech standard dress for our first day of the school year. Information regarding our standard of dress can be found on our school website for those that would like to do a last minute review.  Although students picked up a schedule at Back to School Night, ALL student must check the cafeteria window tomorrow morning to verify their first period.  Once in first period, ALL students will be issued a new copy of their schedule.  We have made several changes to accommodate requests made at Back to School Night, so please check the window when you get on campus tomorrow.  As a side-note, although students’ schedules list “homeroom” as a 00 period, it is actually only on Wednesdays.  Students will start their day tomorrow in their 1st period classes. 

I would like to remind parents and students that school will begin at 9:00am this Thursday morning as we follow our late start schedule.

This Friday is picture day at Computech. Picture order forms will be coming home with students this week. Students will be expected to be in Computech standard dress for pictures, but as a reminder, students can wear spirit shirts each Friday of the year. Please contact the school office with any questions you may have.

Parents as a reminder, our start of the school year forms that were picked up at Back to School Nights are due this week to your child’s advisory period teacher by this Wednesday, August 17th.  Start of the school year packets contain important information that the school needs such as emergency cards and after school program enrollment applications. It is important to note that we need all forms signed and returned to the school. This includes the after school program application, regardless if students are planning on attending the after school program. The Computech Afterschool Program officially begins this Tuesday, August 16th in the Computech cafeteria, so the ASES component of the packet can be turned in to the office Monday in order to attend Tuesday. It is important to note that the completion of the afterschool program packet DOES NOT obligate students to attend the afterschool program. We appreciate your support by promptly signing and returning those forms to your child’s first period teacher as soon as possible.

I want to make you aware that try-outs for quarter one sports will begin this week. Quarter one sports include, football, water polo, cross country, girls’ volleyball and golf.  Please see Coach Brown if interested.

Finally, I wanted to draw your attention to the drop-off and pickup map in the Back to School packet.  Note that we will follow the bus schedule handed out at Back to School night for the AM, 3:00, 3:52, and 4:30 buses.  If you encounter problems with the bus or routes, please contact us so we can rectify the issue with the transportation department immediately.

Drivers picking up students after school should get in line to enter campus from Church Ave, heading north on Fairview towards Computech.  When leaving the pickup area, cars must turn right down Belgravia in order to keep the path clear for our 19 buses.  Cars may not be parked on the red curb on Belgravia.  Students will not be allowed to cross Belgravia or Fairview streets in order to keep everyone safe during a hectic traffic time.  Heading east on Belgravia in the afternoon is inadvisable throughout the school year as it is very difficult for you to turn into our lot from that side while buses are entering from Fairview. 

As a reminder, of all phone messages are located on our school website for parents and students to review each week at their leisure. Our master calendar is also accessible on our school website. Parents can find regular updates about our school on our school Facebook page, and will be texted through our remind which you can sign up through by texting @CMSTigers to 81010; we encourage you to subscribe if you have not already done so. Please do not hesitate to contact our school office if you have any questions. The phone number for our school office is 457-2640.

Thank you and have a great night.

June 5, 2016 Phone 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.

Wild Water was a huge success, and we are now in the final week of school.  As a reminder, tomorrow is a shortened schedule as students will be released by 12:25pm to take buses home.  There is NO after school program for students, so all students must be off campus as of 12:30pm.  Students will attend all classes and be provided lunch before being released to buses for 12:30pm pickup. 

For our 7th grade parents, we want to make you are aware that the last day of school for our seventh graders is this coming Wednesday, June 8th which is a regular scheduled day. Also, parents of 7th grade students, our 7th grade awards assembly is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8th at 9:30am in the Computech Gym. Like all end of the year activities, students must be eligible in order to attend. Parents are invited to attend. Seating is limited, so we ask that no more than 2 family members per student attend. A list containing the name of 7th students receiving awards for academic performance and perfect attendance will be posted in the counseling office window by Tuesday, June 7th. Parents of our seventh grade students can expect to receive information in the mail during the summer regarding updates in school policies and procedures for the upcoming 16/17 school year.

As our 8th grade parents are aware, our 8th grade In the Pursuit of Excellence awards assembly is scheduled for Thursday, June 9th, the final day of school for our 8th grade students at Computech, which will also be an early release day. The In the Pursuit of Excellence Awards Assembly will officially begin at 8:30am in the Computech Gym. Students must be eligible in order to attend, meaning no “F’s” in any class, or suspensions in the 4th QTR. Students not eligible to attend will remain in class. As seating will be very limited, eligible students are asked invite no more than 2 immediate family members. Students receiving awards for perfect attendance have been posted on the office window since last week, and academic awards will be posted preliminarily on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday morning. Our 8th grade students are expected to be at school and in their first period classes at the normal time, 7:55am on that morning. 8th grade students are encouraged to attend the end of the year awards assembly in semi-formal wear. It is anticipated that the event will run until around 10:00 am. We ask that parents do not bring balloons to the awards ceremony as they can impede on the vision of other guests. Our cafeteria staff will be helping to host a light reception with refreshments in the cafeteria following the awards assembly that all are invited to attend. 8th grade parents will be able to take their student home with them following the 8th grade awards assembly, or they can remain at school until 1:00pm when they are released to take the bus home or arrive home by another pre-arranged means. Please contact the office if you have any questions. There is no after school program on the last day of school, and campus will be closed by 1:00pm.  All students and staff must be off campus before 1:00pm. 

Parents, if you have any lightly used Computech standard of dress clothing that you are not sure what to do with for next year, we would like you to know that we will gladly take them for our uniform center. If you have any, please have your student bring them into the school office this week.

Finally, the end of the year can be a fun, exciting and fulfilling time, but it also is a time that we must finish strong and show what we are made of as Computech tigers.

Parents as this is the final phone message of the 15/16 school year, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for a wonderful year here at Computech. Our staff sincerely appreciates your support and involvement here at our school. To our 8th grade parents and students we say farewell and thank you for two wonderful years. We will be working diligently over the summer to get ready for another great year to come.

Thank you and have a great evening!

May 15, 2016, 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.

This past Friday was our annual evening dance at Duncan Polytechnic High School in central Fresno. A huge thank you to parents, teachers, leadership students, and especially our very own Mr. Armstrong for a wonderful event.  Friday was also our Civil War Day.  Thanks, also, to our FOUR stellar 8th grade CORE teachers for putting on and organizing the event.  There is so much to celebrate here in Tiger Town!

Parents, this week, you will get information regarding our end of the year trip to Wild Water Adventures and our End of the Year academic awards ceremony for both 7th & 8th grade students. I want to make sure that our parents are aware that students must be academically eligible to attend any or all of these events. In order to be considered academically eligible, students must have a “D” or better for ALL of their classes, meaning no “F’s”, and have not had any suspensions in the 4th quarter as outlined in the student agenda.  Though grades might be updated at any time, at the time the FINAL eligibility is run and posted, students must be eligible in order to participate in these events. 

For all interested parents, we will hold our last PTSO meeting this Thursday evening at 7:15pm in Computech’s library.  This meeting is to discuss the end of the year, but more importantly to get NEXT year’s PTSO off to a head start.  We have invited incoming 7th grade parents for 2016-2017 to this meeting towards this end. 

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. 

3/13 Phone 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, our annual “pennies for patients” drive which supports the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, wraps up this Friday. In past years, Computech raised more than $3,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through our pennies for patients drive. We are hoping to have another banner year this year as well. We appreciate any and all donations, pennies or otherwise, that you can contribute towards this worthwhile cause.  For an added incentive, students can bring a dollar for donation tomorrow during lunch; and in return they will get a strip of duct tape to tape their principal to a wall. 

Please use your ATLAS access, EduTexts, and discussions with your Computech student in preparation for the end of the third quarter this Friday.  Report cards will go home next Tuesday. 

All right Computech community, that is all for this week. Make sure you are setting your clocks in accordance with daylight savings so you don’t end up at school at the wrong time tomorrow!  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. 

2/28 Phone 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. 

I want to let our parents know that the annual “pennies for patients” drive which supports the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, will begin this week on campus. Collection boxes and donation boxes will be delivered to 1st period teachers for our students.  We appreciate any and all donations, pennies or otherwise, that you can contribute towards this worthwhile cause.

ATTENTION 7th - 8th grade students and supportive parents. College Making It Happen is this Thursday March 3 at 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm in the Computech cafeteria. Get a jump-start on college. Come learn about A-G courses, free financial aid and other important COLLEGE information. Students are encouraged to come with parents. There will be FREE pizza and chips. Sign up with Mr. Wakeel in the office ASAP! You do not want to miss this event! Let’s come out and represent a College Ready Campus!

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. 

3-6 Phone 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. 

The past two weekend, Tigers have been making an excellent showing at Local STEM events.  Last weekend, our students took 2nd and 5th place in the Science Bowl, and just yesterday our Science Olympiad team managed to walk away while an overwhelming number of first place trophies, earning themselves the right to head to state alongside our adjoining HS, Edison.  Well done to all those who competed, and good luck to those competeing at yet another STEM competition this Saturday—The Tournament of Technology!

I want to let our parents know that the annual “pennies for patients” drive which supports the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, will continue this week on campus. We appreciate any and all donations, pennies or otherwise, that you can contribute towards this worthwhile cause.

For all of our parents that drop their students off at school, I want to make you aware that our leadership students will be selling the annual Kids Days Fresno Bee Newspapers out in front of the school this coming Tuesday morning.  Funds raised from the Kids Day Fresno Bee Newspaper sales go directly towards our own local Valley Children’s Hospital.

PTSO will meet this Thursday evening at 7:15pm at 2640 E Ashlan Ave Fresno CA 93726.

School Site Council will meet this Wednesday at 3:15 in the Computech Conference Room, 55A. 

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.

2/21 Phone 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.

Spell Off competition was held this past week.  Challenged with such words as quiche, migraine, matinee, pinnacle, hypnotic and gargantuan, our intrepid first place winners were Lola Robinson and Jonathan Chardukian.

FUSD Spell-Off takes place here on Tuesday, February 23, 3-4 pm in the Teacher's Lounge. Good Luck to our two Tigers, Lola and Jonathan, as they move into the next round.

Jazz Band competed this past week as well in our first ever Jazz band competition.  Congratulations to those students and their coach for a great showing!

Parents, a couple weeks ago, your student brought home a very important parent survey for you to fill out and return to 1st period classes.  Tomorrow is the FinaL day to turn those survyes in, and they help us as a school determine our areas of growth and strength.  Please get those to 1st period teachers tomorrow. 

For the first time in several weeks, we will have a late start schedule this Thursday. 

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.