• Girls Who Code - Summer Immersion Program

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    The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program represents an innovative approach to computer science education, pairing seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with engaging, career-focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers.

    Key programmatic components of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program include:

    • SKILLS: Seven weeks of intensive instruction in computer science, robotics, algorithms, web design, and mobile development.
    • EXPOSURE: Speakers, demos, workshops, and presentations from female engineers and entrepreneurs; field trips to technology companies, startups, academic institutions and more.
    • MENTORSHIP: Top female executives, entrepreneurs and engineers provide career and academic mentorship.

    If you are a girl interested in technology, APPLY NOW! (click here)


  • Are you Doing a Service Project?


    LEAD360 is the platform that powers youth service ideas. Together we can help realize your vision, act as the platform for your voice, empower you & the country to act with maximum impact.

    There are also many ways to give back to your community. The Jefferson Awards Foundation wants to know how youth are making a difference in your community.

    What is your story? What do you care about, why do you want to make a difference, and how are you implementing change in this world? We want to hear from you. Act now and submit your service idea!


    All submissions are due by Saturday, January 31, 2015.

  • Flash Back Dance - Friday, January 30


    Hey all you groovy ladies! We have a super-fun event for you planned on Friday, January 30th; it's our Black Light Dance! This year's theme is Flash Back to the 80's. We hope to see you on Friday from 7-10pm!

    Be sure to come out decked in neon and white and be prepared to glow and dance the night away!!!

    Buy your tickets here and if you plan on bringing a guest, fill out a pass and turn it in to the deans by Wednesday, January 28.

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  • V Day/One Billion Rising T-Shirts On Sale

  • College Bound Seniors: Do You Want $1,000??

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    What to Write About
    Pick one woman in history or fiction with whom you would like to converse. Explain your choice. What would you talk about? What qualities and accomplishments do you most admire in her? How might they inspire you to make your own contributions?

    How to Enter
    ◦ Write a 500-word essay on this topic;
    ◦ Prepare the essay in Word or PDF format;
    ◦ Email it to;
    ◦ Include your full name and student ID# in the email subject line.

    Deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015

    Scholarships will be announced in May
    Best of luck to all participants!

  • Community Service Time Sheets - Due Friday, January 30

    Do you have at least 100 hours of community service between June 2014 and June 2015? If so, you are eligible to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award.

    In order to be eligible, all CHS time sheets are due to the Community Service Office by Friday, January 30.

  • Mother-Daughter Retreat

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    Young women of high school age and alumnae are invited to gather to spend special time with their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and other significant women in their lives.

    $24 per person non-refundable fee includes the retreat, brunch, and beverage service. Financial assistance is available.

    For more information or to inquire about financial assistance, please call Stacie Besagno, Personal Counselor and Director of Student Services, at 925.686.5353 x158 or Sister Joann Heinritz CSJ, Director of CSJ Spirituality and Mission, at 925.686.5353 x179

  • Tech Camp at UCLA

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    Are you interested in exercising your imagination and building things with your hands? Are you interested in learning more about engineering? Need some fun creating new things this summer? Want to get a competitive edge on your peers? The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) in conjunction with the Engineering Science Corps Outreach Program invites ambitious high school students to apply to the UCLA HSSEAS Summer High School Tech Camps.

    This 4 week summer day-camp exposes rising sophomores and juniors to the creative nature of engineering through project-based activities and team challenges. Campers will experience working in HSSEAS' state of the art Creativity Center along-side hand selected UCLA engineering student mentors under the direction of UCLA faculty and program staff.

    Take your understanding of engineering to a new level at Tech Camp. Ignite your drive to explore and innovate through hands-on building projects. Learn about the many opportunities and pathways at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Get a taste of UCLA college-life as a participant in Tech Camp.

    For more information and to apply, follow this link.

  • Growing Up Asian in America - Art, Essay or Video Contest

    2015 marks Growing Up Asian in America's 20th anniversary. For two decades, a generation of K-12 students has submitted tens of thousands of works of art, essays and videos to share what it's like to grow up both Asian and American. In celebration of the generations who have come before you, tell us about your family's arrival in America.

    How does that moment in your family history compare to your experience growing up both Asian and American?

    The deadline for entries is March 4, 2015. Please click here for the 2015 Program Guidelines.

  • International Youth Film Festival - Contest

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    Greens Farms Academy wants to invite students, age 13-18, to submit films to their 2nd International Youth Film Festival. Their festival brings together high school students from around the world and engages them in international dialogue through cinema.

    The winner of each of the four categories (narrative, experimental, documentary, and social justice) will get a prize of $500. The deadline to submit a film is February 1, 2015.

    You can also learn more about the festival at

  • Opportunities to Do Good

    Please come to the Community Service Office for more information or to sign-up for the following community service opportunities:


    Special Events:

    Monument Crisis Center Tutoring Spring 2015: You must attend one of the mandatory training sessions – Wednesday, January 28, at 3:00 p.m. or Thursday, January 29, at 3:00 p.m. Tutoring will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Please pick up a Volunteer Application in the Community Service Office.

    Alamo Elementary has two positions available to judge the Odyssey of the Minds Competition. You must be 18 years old. Please see Mrs. Lawrence in the Community Service Office for details. The deadline is January 30.

    Continuous Service:

    • St. Agnes Elementary School desperately needs tutors. Please see Mrs. Lawrence in the Community Service Office for more details.
    • Tutors needed for the Academic Excellence Program at the Community Youth Center in Concord Monday through Saturday at various times. Please pick up a Volunteer Application and Flyer.
    • Tutoring children at the Concord Library on Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Please pick up a Volunteer Application and Flyer.
    • Tutoring foster children at Families First Homework Club every Tuesday and/or Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    • Crafts and tutoring at St. Peter Martyr’s Extended Care Program Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (or longer). Pick the day that works best for you.
    • Brushes and Beakers – Help children with art projects and science experiments on Mondays and Tuesdays after school at Bancroft Elementary School.
    • Building Blocks Day Care – Open Monday through Friday until 6:00 p.m. Pick the day and time that fits your schedule.
    • Monument Crisis Center – Bake cookies for their Senior Moments Program.
    • Atria Montego Heights – Open every day. Visit with the residents, play games, etc. (Weekend opportunity.)
    • Chateau on Broadway – Help residents with social media (e.g., Email and Facebook). Open every day. Pick the day and time that fits your schedule.
    • Oak Park Convalescent Hospital – Open every day. Visit with the residents. (Weekend opportunity.)
    • Sunrise Assisted Living – Open every day. Visit with the residents, play games, etc. (Weekend opportunity.)
  • Senior Athletes!


    Do you plan to sign a letter of intent to play a college sport next year? If so, we would love to host your signing party here at Carondelet to celebrate your achievement! Bring your family and your best pen as we capture this special day on camera.

    Please come see Mrs. Seto in the Main Office for details.

    Go Cougars!

  • Free Tutoring Available!


    Need help studying for a class? Why not meet with one of our own NHS student tutors to help you understand the material in class? Simply send a request to and you will be connected to an NHS tutor.

    It's FREE! What do you have to lose?

  • Backing up your iPad

    Now would be a good time for you to make sure that you are backing up your iPad (or laptop/computer). So, when you get home tonight, follow the instructions/cheat sheet found here on how to back up your iPad. It will not take long, but could save you a LOT of headache IF something were ever to happen to your iPad.

  • Follow CHS Activities on Twitter!


    Stay up-to-date with the latest CHS reminders from Student Activities by following the CHS_Activities Twitter account.

    Don't have a twitter account? NO PROBLEM! All you need is a phone that receives texts.

    To sign up: text "follow @CHS_Activities" to 40404. You will receive a confirmation tweet saying you're now following CHS_Activities. To stop receiving the texts, simply text "stop" to 40404. (Standard text messaging rates do apply.)