By Dave Fehte, Executive Director, CVCHS
October was a busy month here at Clayton Valley Charter High School including our Homecoming Spirit Week – a favorite time of the academic year to demonstrate Ugly Eagle pride and generate high school memories.
Homecoming has become an annual October tradition here at CVCHS where students, staff, alumni, and community members come together to honor our collective history and cheer on our favorite football team. This year, CVCHS dominated the California High School Grizzlies (San Ramon) in a conference league game 49-14.
Varsity football fans were also treated to outstanding on-field performances by our Choir Ensemble, Cheerleaders, Flag Team, and Marching Band. Each was exceptional and deserving of praise. Thank you to our outstanding instructors for their inspiration and encouragement to our students. Be sure to support these programs, performances, and showcases here at CVCHS and throughout the Clayton/Concord community.
Here on campus, Homecoming was a terrific opportunity for our students to have fun taking part in Spirit Week while giving back to our community. CVCHS honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating proceeds from the sale of our PINK t-shirts to support life-saving screenings, education, and women needing assistance. It is refreshing to witness our students developing a sense of citizenship – in terms of individual engagement, participation in a collective school activity, and engendering a broader sense of social responsibility.
A lot of planning and logistics go into our Homecoming activities including on-campus rallies and the “Music Festivals” themed dance held at the Concord Pavilion. CVCHS is grateful for all our students, staff, parents, and community sponsors who come together to organize these memorable events. It often goes unsaid how lucky we are to have such dedicated and tireless volunteers.
Also impressive are the performances by the Ugly Eagle Marching Band. CVCHS took first place at two high-profile competitions, the Del Oro Field Show and the Foothill Fall Band Review. Congratulations to Band Director Chance Krause and all members of our talented marching band.
And a final note for those students looking to attend a great, tuition-free, public charter high school next year, it is open enrollment time for the 2023-24 academic year.
On Tuesday, November 1, CVCHS hosted our New Student and Parent Preview Night for potential members of the Class of 2027. Each year, CVCHS welcomes hundreds of families to visit our school and meet our teachers. Students learn about our many academic programs including our Academies – small schools within CVCHS which prepare students for college and careers in Arts, Digital Arts and Technology, Engineering and Design, Medical Careers, and Public Service. If you missed this event, please check our website for the date of the make-up night.
If your student is interested in attending a CVCHS Academy, be sure to mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 15. Our Academy Information Night will provide an overview and expectations for each of the five Academies at CVCHS and the opportunity to meet with teachers and current students to ask questions about the programs.
For area students looking for a great independent study program that gives access to on-campus extracurricular activities and sports, our EAGLEi program may be the right fit. EAGLEi provides additional flexibility for families with guidance from dedicated program teachers.
To learn more about our great high school, key enrollment dates, and information, visit https://www.claytonvalley.org. We look forward to your family becoming a part of our Ugly Eagle family next year!