When: Wed. May 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: CCA East Elementary
Cesar Chavez Academy East Campus would like to congratulate the newly elected officers of the CCA Board of Directors:
Lawrence Garcia, Board President
Frederick Pacheco, Vice President
Alejandro Rojas, Secretary
Brenda Hernandez-Arce, Treasurer
Thank you for freely donating your time and the work you do on behalf of the students and staff of Cesar Chavez Academy! We look forward to a successful 2014-15 school year.
The CCA Regular Board Meeting for July has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM at CCA Lower Elementary School (Vernor).
As the cold and snowy winter fades further and further into the past, we gladly welcome the arrival of warmer weather to Detroit. But warm May weather brings with it the possibility and likelihood of storms and other severe weather conditions. School staff work hard to ensure the safety of every CCA student by monitoring weather conditions and making sure that emergency drills are rehearsed so that everyone knows what to do in the event of dangerous weather conditions.
DTE Energy, a community partner in education, offers tips to students (and non-students), reminding us all that downed power lines are a real danger even after the severe weather passes. Stay alert and stay safe!
CÉSAR CHÁVEZ ACADEMY CELEBRATES THE LIVES OF CÉSAR CHÁVEZ AND BENNY CRUZ
With a reception, dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony of their new media center
DETROIT, Michigan—In celebration of the life and legacy of César Chávez on his birthday, César Chávez Academy will be unveiling their new state-of-the-art high school media center to the community with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony in honor of the late Bernardino “Benny” Cruz, longtime Southwest Detroit community member, musician, educator and former school leader at César Chávez Academy.
Along with the unveiling of the new media center, students at all five César Chávez Academy campuses will be recognized for their creativity in their art, essay and poetry contests surrounding the topic of “stand up for what you believe in” in honor of both César Chávez and Benny Cruz.
Keynote speakers include: Javier Garibay, Regional Vice President; Fred Pacheco, Board President; Guadalupe G. Lara, LMSW; Laura Reyes-Kopack, interim director at LA SED; and a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Mrs. LeSandra Sierra Cruz, MANA de Metro Detroit and LA SED. Event sponsors include Variety Foods, Hacienda Foods, MANA de Metro Detroit, LA SED and the César Chávez Academy Board of Directors.
The event is free and open to the public and media. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. Music will be provided by Mauro Cruz and the César Chávez elementary choir.
WHEN: Monday, March 31 @ 4:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: César Chávez Academy High School
1761 Waterman St.
ABOUT CÉSAR CHÁVEZ ACADEMY
César Chávez Academy opened in 1996 and is a free, public charter school district educating more than 2,000 students grades K-12 on five campuses in Detroit, making it the largest charter school in Michigan. César Chávez Academy is Michigan’s first NCA AdvancED accredited multi-campus charter school district in the state of Michigan. The academy has a 75% ELL student enrollment making it one of the highest ELL districts in Michigan. Bridge, news and analysis from The Center for Michigan named César Chávez Academy in their January 2014 Academic State Champs Top Ten Lists: Top Ten Charter Schools in Michigan. César Chávez Academy was the second-highest ranked high school on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s High School Context and Performance report card; CCA elementary and middle school students also scores in the top 10 percent of Michigan students on the elementary and middle school report card, receiving “A” letter grade report card scores from the Mackinac Center. César Chávez Academy High School earned two back-to-back bronze rankings by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools” list in 2012 and 2013. César Chávez Academy is managed by The Leona Group, L.L.C. and chartered by Saginaw Valley State University. For more information, visit www.chavezacademy.com.
ABOUT THE LEONA GROUP, L.L.C.
The Leona Group was founded in 1996 by Dr. William Coats, a national leader in education reform. TLG currently manages over 60 school sites in Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio and is among the largest education service providers in the United States.
Foundational to The Leona Group is the belief that all children, regardless of ethnicity or economic status, can learn and achieve. This belief permeates throughout the organization and is vibrant in each Leona-managed school. For this reason, Leona Group schools are located in primarily urban communities where there is the greatest need for educational choice and opportunity. Leona delivers a quality choice in public school education, focusing on excellence in education in safe, caring environments. Each school program is tailored to the specific needs of its community and demonstrates continual improvement, as measured by increasing student academic achievement in concert with social, behavioral and emotional development. For more information, visit www.leonagroup.com.
Open Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year begins today. CCA East is enrolling students in grades K-5. Open spots will be filled on a first come basis. Applications for new student enrollment may be picked up at the school office. Don't delay, enroll today!
Throughout the month of March, communities across the country are asked to commemorated the life and legacy of civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez' work through education, celebration, and service projects.
“Cesar Chavez sought to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, and service to others is a great way to honor his legacy,” said Robert Velasco, II, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Re-enrollment for the 2014-15 school year runs February 3-28, 2014. Current students must re-enroll in order to secure their spot for the next school year. Re-enrollment forms are available from the school office at any time during the re-enrollment period.
We are very excited about the new school year, and we sincerely hope that both you and your child will be a part of it. Re-enroll your