NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Mr. Eric Chicas will assume the position of Secondary School Principal next year at CIC. He presently teaches English at the Secondary School.
Prior to his arrival at CIC, Mr. Chicas spent five years at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where he taught English and served as Department Chair.
Mr. Chicas has a Master’s Degree in Education from Framingham State College in Massachusetts and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Buena Vista University, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, USA.
STUDENT CONTACT DAYS – MAKE-UP
Recently, the decision was made to extend the school day instead of holding Saturday classes. Parents have been informed via “eye contact” and on the CIC web page about this change. As a reminder, please be aware that from Monday, April 29 through Friday, June 7, the school day will be extended until 4:00 p.m. for secondary students. A fifth teaching block will be added to the end of each day – from 2:37 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. This teaching/learning block will be as important as the other four blocks during the day.
Students will be released from class at 4:00 p.m. so parents are advised to arrive at school for pick-up, no earlier than 4:05 p.m.
ACCESS TO STUDENT GRADES/PERFORMANCE
Parents are encouraged to review, on a regular basis, performance results for their children on Skyward. This is a painless way in which parents can monitor their child’s progress from the comfort of their homes. Please take advantage of this technology, and if you have any questions about what you see, ask you child. Don’t hesitate to contact the teacher if you feel it necessary.
Please remember the Inkslinger is now in digital format only. Students receive a copy through their email addresses and it will be placed on the school website.
OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO IMPROVE ACADEMICALLY
Physics for Life: Mr. Moreno-Ramirez is hosting an AP Physics work session on most Sundays from 9 - 11 a.m. in his classroom. Mr. Moreno-Ramirez and the students will confirm the Sunday work session during the week.
Math is for Weekends: Ms. Jankovic will schedule this activity with the students on a week-to-week basis.
UPCOMING SECONDARY ACTIVITIES
• April - May 10: NHS/NJHS Household Drive.
• May 3: Grade 8 Science Fair.
• May 7: Q3 Secondary Recognition Assembly.
• May 7: S2 Secondary Music Program.
• May 16 - 18: Middle School VANAS at ECA-CCS
• May 20 - 24: IOWA Test.
• May 20-31: NHS/NJHS Maternity Baskets
• May 21: Secondary Sports Assembly.
• May 28: Secondary Dpt. Awards Assembly.
• May 29: Class 2013 Baccalaureate.
Students and CIC community are encouraged to check out the new secondary and elementary library websites. The sites are accessible from the CIC home page. Useful for secondary students is the “Databases” page, in which our online Gale database subscriptions are accessible. Additionally, a “Research Materials” page is provided. Included are recommended free websites and MLA research documents. On the primary pages, students can read about important events and access the catalog and AR quizzes. Additions and updates are on-going! Please visit us at:
Secondary Library - http://cicseclib.wix.com/slib
Elementary Library - http://cicelemlib.wix.com/elib
Mr. Stephen E. Sibley