1/31/16 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.

Thursday night, Computech celebrated its honor and high honor students at Boomer’s.  It was a great event; you can check out pictures on the Computech Facebook page. 

There will be no school tomorrow as staff members participate in professional development throughout the day. As a result of this, there will be no late start schedule this coming Thursday morning. As a reminder, there is no late start schedule on the weeks where there is no school on Monday. Because students have a Monday holiday for the next three weeks, there will not be a Thursday Late Start Schedule until Thursday, February 25th.

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. 

1/24 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 week, we celebrate our honor and high honor roll students with our annual Boomers Night event.  If your child brought home an invitation to Boomers, please review the information regarding the evening event and we hope to see you there.  Please note that students invited to attend are eligible to bring one family member as a guest for free; any other family members who would like to attend can purchase a ticket at the gate.  Ineligible Computech students will not be allowed to take part in the event.

This week, Mrs. Miles will post the Jeanius Day eligibility list for Friday's Jeanius Day.  Please stay on top of ATLAS and Edutext towards being able to participate in this month’s Jeanius Day. 

Parent University would like to invite you to their 4 week 8th Grade Transition to High School Module and LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) presentation starting on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30pm in the library. In these informative sessions you will become familiar with the High School Environment, as well as:

  • Academic Courses & A-G
  • Attendance in high school
  • Behavior & Discipline

If you have any further questions please contact Parent University at (559)457-6006.

 

On another note, I wanted to thank the Computech students for their excellent conduct in the cafeteria and common areas around campus during these colder days.  The campus has stayed very clean, and our noon time assistants and campus assistants have noticed many of the students helping to pick up after one another.  What great proof of the wonderful student community we have…thank you and keep it up!

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. 

11/15, 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.

Once again, we sincerely appreciate your support through donating canned goods to first period classes. As you hopefully know by now, our annual canned food drive is coming to a close this Wednesday, November 18th. Again, thank your help and support of this very needed and meaningful act of service.

Sell, sell, sell!  We are pushing the sales of cookie dough two more full days; if students need another or replacement order form, it can be picked up in the office.  We will collect on Wednesday morning one last time…after that, no more dough!

Did you know you can help earn money for Computech?  Sure, come into the office and pick up a Savemart/Foodmaxx Shares card and use it whenever you go to those stores…we get a percentage of the sales.

Parents, there is an important Google form is on the edisoncomputech.com website under Parents and the second one down, phone messages.  Please click on it to volunteer to help out in near future events at Computech. 

This past week, Student Panels from Edison came to computer classes to present. The goal of the visit was to provide students information about the different pathways, programs, classes and extra-curricular activities offered at Edison High School.  As a Computech student your son/daughter will automatically be enrolled at Edison High School next year.  If you have questions about this enrollment process, please reach out to Mrs. Miles. Students were given a packet of information that included information about our Biomedical Pathway, Engineering Pathway, the Computech Science Pathway, Extra-curricular activities and Athletic information. The Edison High counseling staff will be back during the Spring Semester to register students for classes.

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. 

Link to Volunteer Sign-up

Please click the link to sign up to volunteer for various Computech/PTSO sponsored events.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yKBOhf8y1pOagREM3LWUVoSH5ohytcuTWW6gnQduMuI/viewform

Thanks!

11/8, 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.

I would like to let all our parents know that cookie dough sales continue this week. Hungry Bear will be on campus this week to continue pushing everyone to sell, sell, sell with samples and games in the quad during lunch.  With the holidays around the corner, and delivery before Winter Break, these would make excellent gifts or desserts!

Parents, we sincerely appreciate your support in positively benefitting the lives of needy Computech families at this time of year through donating canned goods. As you hopefully know by now, our annual canned food drive is underway. All students may do is bring canned good to their first period classes where they will be collected and organized for distribution. Again, thank your help and support of this very needed and meaningful act of service.

There is no school on Wednesday in observation and remembrance of Veterans day.  Thank you to all of our veterans in our community and beyond; you continue to make us proud—365 days a year, every year.  Thank you for your service.  Remember, there is no late start this Thursday.

Progress reports will go home with students this Thursday, as well.  This is a great opportunity to discuss grades, plan for academic success, and reach out to school staff who might be able to help out with any concerns.  Parents, please watch our morning broadcast tomorrow, which can be seen on the website.  Our motto for the last few years has been that we are anchored in excellence.  And, although that is true, we realize that families and students can mistake that message to mean that excellence “happens”.  Our motto will now be that "Tigers Pursue Excellence" because it does not simply happen…we work for it.  Progress report time is a great time to model that behavior by working with your child toward helping them show greater effort, seek out help, congratulate on hard work, and celebrate pushing themselves towards success. 

Finally, PTSO will meet this Thursday at 7:00pm, and we invite all interested to attend at 2640 E Ashlan Ave Fresno CA 93726.  This week, our community will receive an eNewsletter that includes a link for a sign-up and interest form for a variety of events and happenings we/PTSO might need volunteers for.  I will post that link on the website as well…but please use that form to help fill spots for our cookie dough delivery, evening dance, Boomers celebration, and a variety of other events.  Thank you in advance!

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. 

10/25, Home Message (SchoolMessenger is CURRENTLY DOWN)

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, any remaining Entertainment Books that were unsold must be turned into the office tomorrow, as they are being returned to the company this week. 

Parents, I am happy to announce the arrival of Red Ribbon Week here at Computech. Each year, Computech commemorates Red Ribbon Week through a series of some topic driven themes and alternative dress days and events encouraging students to stay away from the harm of drugs. We ask our parents to help encourage their students to participate in events throughout the week. It is important to note that students will be required to wear their red ribbon that they will receive on Monday, in order to participate each day. This year, Red Ribbon week will encourage our students to remain drug free by following the themes of each day which are:

 

October 26, 2015 -Thumbs Down to Drugs day:This is the start off for Red Ribbon Week that will be held on Monday. Students will be able to come to the quad and place their finger on a red ink pad, and then will be able to print their finger on a big poster to show that they are giving a thumbs down to drugs.

October 27, 2015 - Pair Up to Stop Drugs: On Tuesday, students will be able to dress up as twins with their friend. They both will need to be in Fresno Unified Dress Code Standards. Students will need to come  with their twin before school to the quad to make sure they have  a twin. Wristbands will be given to each twin for the day.  

 

October 28, 2015 - Will you Still be my Friend if I Don't do Drugs?: On Wednesday, students will be able to dress up silly and crazy on this day.  It is  O.K. to be an individual. You do not have to go along with a crowd. Students will need to be in Fresno Unified Dress Code Standards.  

 

October 29, 2015 - Halloween Dance, Beware of Drugs:A dance will be held on Thursday after school in the cafeteria. Students may dress in their costumes for Halloween. Tickets for this dance will be sold during break or lunch. This is sponsored by the 8th Grade Core classes.  The following guidelines should be adhered to when considering costumes, aside from the costume not hindering success in classrooms:

  • Themes dealing with violence, gang activity or depicting alcohol or drugs of any type are not permitted.
  • Students must fully cover their midriffs, and all shorts and skirts need to adhere to the 3” above the knee rule.
  • All hair must be natural hair colors.
  • Accessories such as toy weapons, plastic swords and masks are never allowed at school.
  • Students are to avoid heavy duty make-up and fake blood.

October 30, 2015 - Team Up Against Drugs:On Friday, students may wear a jersey of the team of their choice with a $1.00 donation or a canned food item their first period teacher for a wristband.  Since it is also Jeanius Day, students may wear non-standard pants if they provide that $1 or canned food item to kick off the canned food drive. 

Finally, I would like to congratulate the Computech Football Team who concluded their successful season recently. While we fell short in the playoffs, our team had a near perfect win record during season play. We are proud of all our players and coaches for their efforts.

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.

11/2, 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.

Parents, as you may know, our annual Cookie Dough fundraiser this Tuesday. Information was kicked off at the Rally Friday, including the tiered prize system and the top three sellers in the school earning any of (2) laptops and (1) big screen TV.  For this year, we even shared that Ms. Johnetta, our Campus Assistant challenged the students to out sell her—as she has her eye on those prizes!  This is PTSO’s s first official fundraiser and funds raised from the cookie dough fundraiser are used to pay for student activities, school improvements and equipment. Our school sincerely appreciates all the support that our students and parents provide with this fundraiser.

Finally, as a reminder, daylight savings time ended yesterday morning, Sunday November 1nd. Don’t forget to check your clocks so that our students don’t come to school late on tomorrow!

Since students did not have school today, there will not be a late start schedule on 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. 

10/18 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.

Parents, as you know we began to close our Entertainment Book fundraiser Friday.  If your money was not turned in Friday to your student’s first period teacher, there is a FINAL collection tomorrow during first peiord.  Be sure that students turn in both money and an order form.  If your student did not sell a book, unsold books must be brought to first period to be turned in.  Unsold books that are not turned in will be charged to the student/family who took possession of the book—notices will go home this week. 

I would like to congratulate the Computech Chess Team, who brought home some serious hardware after this past weekend's big chess tournament:

  • 1st place unrated grades 7-12
  • 1st place rated team, as well

Way to go Mr. Brown and our Chessletes!

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.