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Cuyahoga Heights Alum Leena Quade will have her glass art work featured at the Pittsburgh Class Center May through July. Check out the link below.

https://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibition-11
 
Congratulations to Lexi Martin and Eric Holler on their graduation from Look Up To Cleveland!

Since 1986, Look Up To Cleveland (LookUp) has been a one-of-a-kind experience that connects high school students to Cleveland and the people, places and projects moving it forward. They develop leadership skills and see first-hand how they can contribute to their community.
  • Introduces students to community leaders they otherwise would not meet – including the Mayor of Cleveland.
  • Cultivates an appreciation of Cleveland and its opportunities.
  • Breaks down stereotypes, promotes diversity awareness and fosters inclusive thinking and action by bringing together students from a variety of ethnic, economic and social backgrounds.
  • Develops leadership skills and encourages team building.
  • Challenges students to develop networking skills and envision how they can make a difference in the community now and in the future.
These experiences have a lasting impact on their lives and serve as stepping stones for their school careers and success later in life.
 
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.  

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