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Cuyahoga Heights High School Teacher Mr. Dan D’Orazio was recently honored with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Leadership Award at the Metro Cleveland FCA “City of Champions for Christ” Luncheon on Friday, April 13th at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. Mr. D’Orazio was joined at the ceremony by his wife, Mary Kay, as well Superintendent Tom Evans. As a huddle leader, Mr. D’Orazio helps to oversee the student-led FCA meetings at the High School, which are held once per week during the lunch period. The FCA chapter at Cuyahoga Heights High School also periodically engages in various service projects, which include singing Christmas carols at local nursing homes, volunteering at nearby food pantries, and providing assorted treats to teachers to thank them for their hard work and dedication. In addition to his involvement with FCA, Mr. D’Orazio teaches math and serves as the assistant varsity football coach. The Cuyahoga Heights Schools wish to congratulate Mr. D’Orazio on his accomplishment and thank him for his strong dedication on behalf of our students!  
Congratulations to CHS Senior, Tom Washko!

 
On Friday, March 31, the Cuyahoga Heights Elementary School hosted an Art Show and Family Game Night for students in preschool through fifth grade and their families. This free event was sponsored by the PTO and staff of Cuyahoga Heights Elementary School. This is the second year that the schools have hosted this fun and interactive occasion, drawing about 300 people in attendance. The Cuyahoga Heights PTO provided snacks, while teachers and staff members donated games that were presented in a free raffle for all the children. A 50/50 raffle took place with proceeds going to help support the PTO which raised approximately $500 for the organization.

Throughout the night, students' artwork was displayed in the cafeteria and hallways. Parents and students had the opportunity to admire the "art gallery" throughout the entire evening. Also during the night, families were encouraged to put down electronics, sit down and play games together. Some activities included, BINGO in the gym, ping-pong in the hallway, crafts, a play area, puzzles in the kindergarten room, and many board games for families to choose from. All in all, the purpose of having an Art Show and Family Game Night for the CHES community was to gather families into the building and spend time together through viewing the art work of students and creating fun, lasting memories of playing games together. This wonderful night could not have been possible without the help and participation of all the teachers, staff and parent volunteers. The CHES thanks everyone for making this year’s Art Show and Family Game Night another great success. The entire Cuyahoga Heights school community looks forward to hosting more events that bring students, families and staff together.
 
Cuyahoga Heights senior Evan Ellacott was recently honored with the Voice of Democracy Youth Scholarship presented on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for his passion and love of democracy.  Commander Mike Rebeta and Senior Vice Commander Nada Fleming from VFW Post 7609 presented Evan with a certificate and $200.00 scholarship award during a brief ceremony on Friday, April 7th at Cuyahoga Heights High School.  After graduation, Evan plans on attending Baldwin-Wallace University to pursue a degree in Film Studies.  The Voice of Democracy was established by the VFW in 1947 and provides high school students, grades 9 – 12, with the unique opportunity to express themselves through a democratic or patriotism-inspired essay. Across the country, high school students benefit from the generosity of the VFW, who use this scholarship as a way of investing in future generations of American patriotism. Congratulations Evan! The Cuyahoga Heights Schools is proud of your accomplishments and love for country!  
Congratulations are in order for Samantha Caleris for her outstanding performance at the Power of the Pen regional tournament Saturday, April 1 at Padua Franciscan High School. Samantha earned 8th place for 7th grade for this region of Ohio. Power of the Pen is an interscholastic creative writing competition that includes student writers from all over the state. Samantha's placement at the tournament represents a combination of judges' rank and quality points for all three of the stories she wrote during the tournament. Samantha will now advance to the state finals in May. Congratulations to Samantha! 
Teachers from Cuyahoga Heights Schools High School’s staff joined their counterparts from the Independence Local Schools during a collaborative session on a respective professional development day. Hosted at the Cuyahoga Heights Schools, Independence high school teachers traveled to the district to engage in meaningful discussion by subject matter, as part of the morning of their professional development day. Included in the mix were opportunities for teachers from both districts to get to know each other better, share concepts and ideas about teaching methods and then participate in some team-building activities. This gathering marks the second such gathering of teachers from Cuyahoga Heights and Independence Local Schools, and with the positive reception from both districts, more can be expected during next school year. Thank you for your continued support of the Cuyahoga Heights Schools. For more questions, please feel free to contact the district main number at 216-429-5769.  
Congratulations to Mike Hopkins and Emma Patterson on being recognized at the Ohio Middle Level Association's
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS!
 

The Cuyahoga Heights Local School District Board of Education is pleased to announce that Kathy Martin has been offered and has accepted reinstatement to her position in the Treasurer’s Office. The Board has reached an agreement with Mrs. Martin and we look forward to working together toward the school district’s common goals. Mrs. Martin will be employed pursuant to a continuing, non-teaching contract with the Board.  

On Friday, February 17th, approximately fifty seniors and eleven staff members participated in a Dodgeball Challenge in the Main Gym, as part of an ongoing school-wide effort to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event was sponsored by the National Junior Honor Society and was a fun kick-off to the Pennies for Patients campaign, which will run for the next two weeks in classrooms at both the Middle School and High School. Students purchased tickets for the Dodgeball Challenge during their lunch period. Altogether, the kick-off event raised over $700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Cuyahoga Heights Schools wishes to thank all students and staff members for helping to make the Dodgeball Challenge a success!

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The Cuyahoga Heights Schools was recently named one of the State of Ohio’s Top 25 Most Beautiful Schools, according to the ratings agency Aceable. Earning #19 on the Top 25 list, the Cuyahoga Heights Schools Pre-K – 12 campus includes schools for the elementary level, middle school and high school. The Cuyahoga Heights Schools was constructed in March 1938 by the Cleveland architectural firm Fox & Duthie in a Classic Georgian Style, and was open for classes by September of that same year. Since then, the buildings and campus has dramatically expanded, with the addition of a first class football stadium complex in 1960, which was turfed in 2006. An exclusive indoor swimming pool and auxiliary gymnasium was added in 1977. Congratulations to the Cuyahoga Heights Schools for maintaining one of the State’s Most Beautiful Schools.

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