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Cuyahoga Heights Participates in Live Stream Digital Forums with Candidates for Ohio Governor
Cuyahoga Heights  teachers, students and community participated in the most recent live stream digital forums with Candidates for Ohio Governor entitled "Talking Jobs with Ohio's Next Governor". Click here to view the letter of thanks from Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate 3 "Getting to Work" and our public media station ideastream. On October 23rd, ideastream will have a one-hour special airing on TV at 7pm examining the information discussed within the forum.  
Heights Student of the Week





Heights Student of the Week
Cuyahoga Heights Band Participates in Mayfield Band Bash
The Band did a great job at the Mayfield Band Bash on Saturday!
Congratulations, Lily Frank!
Lily Frank was recognized for the logo design displayed on the new Cuyahoga Heights license plate! Way to go Lily!!
Payschools Central to PaySchools Central




The developer for has implemented a new software product called PaySchools Central. PaySchools Central is the new online location to see what your child is ordering for lunch, add funds to their account, and pay school fees online.

To log in, navigate to Enter your username and password and follow the prompts. This link is also available under Parent Resources on

PaySchools Mobile is available for Apple iOS and Android! Click here for step by step instructions on how to install on your mobile device.

Cuyahoga Heights participates in CVC Honor's Band Festival 2018!
The CVC Honors Band Festival was held on Wednesday, April 4th at Painesville Harvey High Schoool. Nine CVC schools were represented, making up a band of 88 players. Students were conducted by guest conductor Dr. Birch Browning from Cleveland State University. 
Members from Cuyahoga Heights include Eric Holler, Natalie Sisler, Lauren Adamo, Mara Voytek, Ada Gee, Monica Menkhaus, and Bebe Menkhaus. Cuyahoga Heights is very proud to have such dedicated and involved students!  
Cuyahoga Heights PreK Program Earns 5-Star Step Up to Quality Rating

The Cuyahoga Heights Schools Pre-Kindergarten program recently received a 5-Star rating from Step Up to Quality, the highest rating from Ohio’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System for early learning and development programs.  To obtain the five-star rating, the Cuyahoga Heights Schools went above and beyond the requirements for the first three rating levels by earning additional points in key areas.  Those areas include providing individualized instruction aligned with student interests and learning needs, using assessment data to evaluate student learning and adjust classroom instruction accordingly, and maintaining a strong partnership with parents through regular communications and providing learning resources for use at home.  The district also places a strong emphasis on professional development for all staff and administrators, which includes a professional growth plan based on preschool student growth and development. 

Students enrolled in the Pre-Kindergarten Program are taught by licensed teachers and teacher assistants and attend school five-days per week during the morning or afternoon for 2.5 hours each day.  Instruction includes a state approved curriculum and assessment program, lessons that promote social interaction, and phonics instruction for students who are developmentally ready. The program features a low staff to child ratio and incorporates technology into the classroom, including an interactive TV, touch-screen computers and iPads.  Students also have access to specials such as art, music, Physical Education, Guidance Counselors, library and technology instruction. Congratulations to the teachers, staff and administrators who contributed to the district’s Pre-Kindergarten program receiving a 5-Star Step Up to Quality rating!
CHS Takes Student Learning to New Heights with Impressive STEM Lab
Cuyahoga Heights Schools recently opened an impressive, new STEM Lab in January 2018 that will provide High School and Middle School students access to an exciting world of learning opportunities.  The new lab features state-of-the-art technology, including an interactive computer, laptops, microscopes, digital projector and document camera.  Using hand-held devices, students can utilize twenty-two different sensors to more quickly measure and analyze data, including motion, pH level, voltage, temperature and light.  The incorporation of technology makes it possible for students to complete experiments that would normally take several days within a single class period.  Classroom teachers are provided a powerful learning resource which helps to integrate mathematics, life and physical sciences in a lab setting.  Funding for the STEM lab was made possible through a $30,000 grant from the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, which was used to help purchase and implement the lab equipment.  Along with advanced Mathematics courses, and the Project Lead the Way labs located at both buildings, the new STEM Lab is one of several top-notch STEM learning opportunities offered to students in the Cuyahoga Heights Schools.  Stay tuned for additional updates on how the STEM Lab is revolutionizing learning in the classroom.  
Youth Hoops Program Begins Fall Session image Youth Hoops Program Begins Fall Session

The Youth Hoops program officially kicked off its fall session in the elementary gym on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Now entering its twelfth year, the Youth Hoops Program provides 4th and 5th grade boys the opportunity to learn basic basketball fundamentals and skills from high school players and coaches, including Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Mike Tartara. Approximately twelve boys attended the first practice of the fall session, which began with introductions from Coach Tartara and his assistants, Cuyahoga Heights Schools Board Member Steve Harris and Matt Rusch. Both Mr. Harris and Mr. Rusch are graduates of the district. All three coaches urged the players to work hard, listen carefully to directions and support their teammates. The players then participated in several drills involving passing, dribbling, and how to properly use a two-footed jump stop before attempting a layup. The fall session will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in the elementary gym over the next four weeks. The Youth Hoops program will resume in the spring of 2018.

District Holds Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills image District Holds Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills

To ensure the safety and security of our students, as well as meet mandated requirements by the State of Ohio, the Cuyahoga Heights Schools held bus emergency evacuation drills for all students in the district who receive bus transportation on Wednesday, August 23rd through Friday, August 25th, 2017. The drills took place during the morning in the Elementary School back parking lot before students entered the school buildings, and included a front evacuation drill on Wednesday, August 23rd, followed by a rear exit evacuation drill on Thursday, August 24th. On Friday, August 25th, students practiced a combination front and rear exit evacuation drill. Each bus emergency evacuation drill is required by the State of Ohio to be conducted annually as early as possible in the school year. Transportation AM Coordinator Kathie Toplovich, district bus drivers and administrators were on-hand to supervise the students during the entire bus evacuation drill schedule. Students carefully followed directions and performed the drills successfully. The Cuyahoga Heights Schools would like to thank all members of the Transportation Department staff for their hard work to ensure a successful completion of the bus emergency evacuation drills.

Cuyahoga Heights' Zac Lowther taken No. 74 by Baltimore Orioles in MLB Draft 2017 image Cuyahoga Heights' Zac Lowther taken No. 74 by Baltimore Orioles in MLB Draft 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Xavier pitcher Zac Lowther, a Cuyahoga Heights High School graduate, was selected 74th overall Monday evening by the Baltimore Orioles in the second round of the 2017 MLB Draft.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound left-hander finished his Xavier career with 249 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.18 in 48 games. As a sophomore, he led the Big East Conference in strikeouts (84) in 2016.

During the spring, Lowther set the school record for strikeouts with 115. He became the first baseball player from Xavier to be ranked in Baseball America's Top 100. 

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Future Business Leaders Award - Joey Stefanko

The Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce prides itself in collaborating with local businesses and schools in our community to promote growth and prosperity in the region. They believe in recognizing outstanding young students in the local communities who have gone beyond what is expected of them. The Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce's 'Future Business Leader' Award is provided on behalf of their members to recognize students who have strong character based on academic and extra-curricular activities and are exemplary role models among their peers. On May 17, 2017, The Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Brooklyn Heights recognized Joseph Stefanko as a Future Business Leader at their annual Chamber luncheon entitled State of our Schools. Joseph is majoring in Business next year at Miami University.
Senior Walk Recognizes Class of 2017 image Senior Walk Recognizes Class of 2017

Members of the Class of 2017 had the opportunity to retrace their journey through the Cuyahoga Heights Schools and be recognized by fellow students and staff as part of a Senior Walk on Friday, May 26th. The entire senior class donned their graduation caps and gowns, and were led by High School Principal Matt Young throughout the entire district campus. The journey began down E.71St street to the Elementary School before circling back to the Middle School and High School building. Along the way, teachers, staff and students from all grade levels lined the hallways to applaud the graduating seniors as they retraced the steps of their journey through the district over the past thirteen years. The Cuyahoga Heights Schools congratulates the Class of 2017 on their many accomplishments and wishes them continued success in all future endeavors!

Science Day Provides Fun Learning Experience for Elementary Students image Science Day Provides Fun Learning Experience for Elementary Students

Elementary students had a blast participating in a wide variety of fun, hands-on experiments during Science Day on Thursday, May 18th. The all-school event, which was coordinated by the Elementary Science Department and conducted by classroom teachers, gave students the opportunity to make “dinosaur fossils” and “elephant toothpaste,” construct a model Stegosaurus skeleton, take a ride on a hovercraft, dissect owl pellets, build helicopters and parachutes, and participate in many other engaging science-themed activities. 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms also participated in the annual Egg Drop Competition, which tests the effectiveness of egg-protecting contraptions previously constructed by students, by dropping eggs from a variety of heights. The final drop occurred from the library window! Congratulations to our wining student-scientists Anthony Grissman, Jackson Justice, Hiedi Stiegelmeyer, Nick Nemeth, Aurora Robinson and Elianna Eck!

In addition to promoting STEM based learning, Science Day gave students a chance to support Kick it For Kids with Cancer, a national organization dedicated to raising money to fund children’s cancer research. This was accomplished in partnership with the Cleveland Eye Clinic, which provided students free ice cream from its Mr. iSee® ice cream truck during the Science Day activities, in exchange for donations to a local chapter of Kick it For Kids with Cancer. Altogether, students at the Elementary School raised a total of $908.61 in donations – the most money raised by any Cleveland area school in the history of the Mr. iSee® ice cream truck charity program!

The district thanks the students and staff at Cuyahoga Heights Elementary for helping to make this year’s Science Day a success.

Spring Strings Concert
The Spring Strings Concert was on Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. It was a wonderful celebration of the efforts of our string students grades 4-12.
If you missed the concert, you would like to experience parts of it again, or you would like to share it with family or friends it is on the school youtube channel.
Save the Date - Electrify Your Strings will return to CHS on March 5, 6, 2018.

Here is the link if you would like to view the experience:
Kindergartners Use Hands-On Activity to Learn About Their Community

Visitors to the Kindergarten wing of Cuyahoga Heights
Elementary School will witness students using a creative, hands-on activity to learn about the community they live in. As part of a Geography/Social Studies unit in Mr. Matt Luginbill’s classroom, students are learning about the relationship between a street address, city and state by constructing a close-to scale map of all three villages in the district, as well as communities resided in by tuition students. With the assistance of teachers and staff, the students are creating the classroom-wide map using sheets of white paper and other classroom materials to designate streets and important landmarks such as village halls, local businesses including Charter Steel and community parks. Students have also constructed small wooden houses with a map of their bedroom inside. Once finished, each house is labeled with the student’s home address and placed on the correct street designated on the classroom-wide map. Overall, the students greatly enjoy learning about their community, and are excited to display their constructed houses to staff and classroom visitors. Congratulations to our Kindergartners for their creativity and impressive work!
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Understanding the 2017 State Report Card
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