Sunday Night ROAR
Weekly Announcements - Every Sunday 6pm

Good Evening CKM Students and families.  This is Assistant Principal Jessica Martin with your Sunday Night ROAR!


Tomorrow is Memorial Day and there is no school.  Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and woman who died while serving in the U.S. Military.


A reminder to SENIORS.  Jostens will be at CKM this coming Friday to distribute caps and gowns.  This is ONLY for seniors who have purchased a cap and gown.  To pick up your cap and gown, please come to CKM between 1-4pm.  Remain in your vehicle at all times and please be sure to wear a mask.  When you arrive, enter the school through the student parking lot where you be directed by staff to the location where you will get your items.  Again, it is very important that you remain in your car.  This coming Friday, May 29th from 1pm-4pm.  If you have questions about this event, please email Mr. Mitchell.


We have unfortunate news about yearbooks.  Jostens has informed us that the delivery of yearbooks has been delayed 2-3 weeks.  Therefore, we will not be distributing them on the 29th.  We will keep you informed and once the yearbooks arrive on campus, we will plan another date for pick up.  We appreciate your patience as we work through the coordination of distribution dates.  


However, yearbook signing is not canceled!


We are excited to announce that the CKM yearbook signing tradition is alive and it’s fully digital to suit our socially distanced students. 


Jostens has just launched a new platform, Yearbook Digital Signing Pages, that gives every student in our school the chance to create  virtual signing pages, invite their friends to leave messages, and print out the final pages to keep with the yearbook as a permanent keepsake.This is free for every student whether they purchased a yearbook or not.


Share the link below with your student so they can get started with their yearbook signing.


With regards to lockers, textbook and chromebook return, we are waiting for direction from the district on how and when we can prepare for these events.  We will keep you updated as information comes to us.


Now for some good news!  We would like to celebrate and congratulate our youth journalists again this year as they once again stole he show with their award winning pieces.

In the category of Best News Writing

Congratualtions goes to Katherine Krinsky for her first place article titled  “Alleged discrimination causes lawsuit against SCUSD”

For Best Feature Writing

Congratulations to Alexa Gray,  for second “Greta Thunberg is extraordinary.”

In Best Opinion Writing

First place went to, Helen Phun,  for “The harm caused by not hiring enough teachers”

And Third went to, Mia van de Heetkamp, for her article “The unwarranted attack on country music”

In the category of Best Column Opinion Writing

Third place went to , Katherine Krinsky, for “ Why does feminism have a negative connotation?”

In Best Entertainment Writing

Congratulations to  McKenzie Crall, who earned first for her article “ Brockhampton is not what  you picture a boy band to be”

Second place went to, Katherine Krinsky, for “Harry Styles incredible second album”

And Third went to, Alexa for her artcle, “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens”

Devin Freeman received honorable mention for   “Lana Del Rey’s new album”

For Best Sports Writing

Third place went to Helen Phun, “Tragic fall to Dixon on Homecoming night”

In the Category of Best In-depth Newswriting

Congratulations to Olivia Cuevas-Carle, Helen Phun, Kate Tully, for taking First Place for their article, “Funds diverted from class without proper authorization”

And Third place to, Emma Basco, Clara McNatt,  “The future of the HISP program in question”

And Finally, Best Photography

First place went to, Gabe Mills

Congratulations to our Lion Journalist on another very successful year in journalism.


Lastly, we would also like to celebrate another Lion for her community service and work on this years census.  Carenna Thompson has earned the great honor to be chosen as a VIP judge for the National “Get Out the Count” video competition.  She is in great company with the Director of Civic Partnership for Rock the Vote and many others.  Carenna has been active statewide with Census outreach since 2018 and has travelled the state activating community leaders on their website.  She was also the inspiration for the Statewide “Count Me In” curriculum developed by SCOE and LACOE for 5th, 8th, 11th and 12th grade social science teachers.  Congratulations Carrena!  Also, if you still need to complete your census, its not too late.  You can do so at


For the most up to date information about school supports and services, you can visit the districts webpage at or follow me on Instagram @apmartin2019.


This will conclude your Sunday Night ROAR for the week of May 24th through May 30th.  Not much new info, and mostly celebratory this week, which is a nice change of pace.  Keep your heads up Lions, the school year is almost over.