SHS Weekly Update

March 5, 2022

Principal's Update

The parking lot traffic has been much better this week, the extra focus on safe driving is appreciated.

I made an announcement that the cars parked illegally after school will be towed if it continues. There were several cars, driven by our after school athletes, that were parked in the lot and were blocking pick up traffic after school. The next day there were no cars parked in the lot and hopefully this will continue.

We had a lockdown and barricade drill yesterday in conjunction with SHS police and the drill was very successful. This drill was scheduled several months ago and was beneficial for us in order to be prepared for any situation. Thank you to the Strongsville Police department for their continued support.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me.

Bill Wingler

CCP Updates

A reminder that the Intent to Participate Form is due for College Credit Plus by April 1st. If you did not attend the CCP Information meeting on February 11th, please make sure that you review the following video and slide show for step-by-step information about the College Credi Plus program.

Video Presentation

Power Point

Intent to Participate


Celebrate your senior with a graduation yard banner! The 5 ft. x 2.5 ft. banners come in three different designs and are perfect for celebrating members of the Class of 2022. Order yours today - click HERE for additional details. Proceeds benefit Strongsville Lacrosse.

Important Dates

Thursday, March 10 - 7:00pm
Strongsville Board of Education Meeting*
Polaris Career Center (7285 Old Oak Blvd. / Middleburg Heights)
* SCS Board of Education Meetings are live streamed HERE

Monday, March 14
Asynchronous Day for Students / Professional Development Day for Staff

Wednesday, March 16 & Thursday, March 17 - 7:00pm
All-City Orchestra Concerts
Strongsville High School Auditorium
Watch the live stream HERE

Monday, March 21 & Tuesday, March 22 - 6:30pm
All-City Band Concerts
Strongsville High School Auditorium
Watch the live stream HERE

Wednesday, March 23 - 7:00pm
All-City Choral Festival
Strongsville High School Auditorium
Watch the live stream HERE

Thursday, March 24 - 7:00pm
Strongsville Board of Education Meeting*
SCS Administrative Offices (18199 Cook Ave.)
* SCS Board of Education Meetings are live streamed HERE


Strongsville PTA held their annual ‘Founder’s Day’ celebration last night and recognized ten individuals who have made significant contributions of their time and talents to Strongsville City Schools. Each PTA chapter recognized a deserving honoree. This year’s Ohio PTA Achievement Award winners are:

George Anagnostou (Council PTA)

Cinnamon Cifani (Muraski)

Anne Colagiovanni (Chapman)

Katie Drake (Early Learning Preschool)

Lauren Friedberg (SMS)

Amie LaBahn (Surrarrer)

Samuel Lawrence (Kinsner)

Christine Peters (Early Childhood PTA)

Misti Schulz (SHS)

Molly Sunkle (Whitney)

Click HERE for a recording of this year's Founder's Day event.

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2022 Ohio PTA Achievement Award Winners

(L to R) Katie Drake, Samuel Lawrence, Misti Schulz, Anne Colagiovanni,
Cinnamon Cifani, Christine Peters, George Anagnostou, Lauren Friedberg, Amie LaBahn
(not pictured: Molly Sunkle)


SHS Cheerleading and Mascot Tryout Clinics for the 2022-23 school year will be held April 4th - April 7th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm each day. Tryouts will follow on April 8th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Please note: prior to tryouts, there will be a mandatory Parent Meeting on March 28th at 6pm in the SHS auditorium. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact SHS Cheer Coach Jen Orlosky at jorlosky@scsmustangs.


Strongsville High School will be hosting a Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, March 26th from 9am - 2pm. Come shop from over 60 local crafters & vendors who will have handmade and unique gifts! Admission is only $1. All proceeds from the event will benefit SHS Cheerleading.


SHS Swimmers Earn All-Ohio Honors:

Congratulations to four members of our SHS Swim Team, who were named All-Ohio last weekend based on their finish in the State Meet. The 4x200 IM Medley relay team of Nick Begany, Kyle Cononico, Conlan Mayberry, and Gibson Painter finished 14th overall at the state meet with a time of 1:36.82. It was the relay team’s best time of the season. Additionally, Nick Begany placed 15th overall in the 200 IM and 16th overall in the 100 Breast Stroke.

Nine SHS Wrestlers Advance to District Tournament:

Congratulations to the 9 SHS wrestlers who have advanced to the District Tournament this weekend in Perrysburg: Ray Lewis, 113 lbs. (Junior) / Kenny Lambert, 126 lbs. (Senior) / Dominic Grecol, 132 lbs. (Freshman) / Chris Scarvelli, 144 lbs. (Junior) / Anthony Grecol, 150 lbs. (Senior) / Nabeel Masleh, 165 lbs. (Senior) / Hayden Davis, 175 lbs. (Junior) / Dalton Bickhart, 190 lbs. (Junior) / Mike Ison, 285 lbs. (Sophomore)

SHS Freshman Gymnast Qualifies for State Meet
Congratulations to SHS Freshman Gymnast Gianna Upchurch who qualified in the bars competition for this weekend’s state meet!

Indoor Track State Qualifiers:

Andrew Beten- High Jump

Mason Birch- High Jump

4x800m Relay ( John Yarwood,Jordan Nutaitis,Joey Sanuk, Jacob Lloyd)

Jacob Lloyd- 800M

Nick Turner- 200M

Julia Isham- 1600M

Sydney Wingler- 800M

4x400m Relay (Bethany Perron, Tina Varis, Sydney Wingler, Vanessa Farbrizi)

Congratulations to the SHS Band!

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band qualified for State contest by receiving Superior Ratings at the Ohio Music Education Large Group Contest at Olmsted Falls High school this past weekend.
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The Strongsville Athletic Boosters - 2022 Spring Calendar Raffle

"The Strongsville Athletic Boosters is kicking off the 2022 Spring Calendar Raffle this week. All proceeds benefit our Student athletes and teams!

Tickets are $10 each. Tickets will be sold in March, ending Tuesday March 22nd. A daily winner will be picked every day in April. First winner announced April 1, 2022. Over $3,500 in prizes will be given away. Printed tickets can be purchased from a SHS athlete or ONLINE via our website,

Thanks for your support!

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Make plans for the entire family to attend the ‘Magic Gives Back’ event on Sunday, April 10 at 3pm in the Strongsville High School Auditorium. This exciting show features the unbelievable magic and stunning illusions of world-famous Rick Smith, Jr. Initial proceeds from this event will go toward the Kinsner Elementary PTA. If over 600 tickets are sold, additional proceeds will benefit Strongsville Council PTA. Invite friends and win prizes, including a backstage “Meet & Greet” and an Oculus Quest 2 - click HERE for details. Click HERE to purchase tickets.


Congratulations to Andrew Beten for winning the Ohio division one state championship in the high jump with a jump of 6 feet 7 inches.
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Dairy Queen has teamed up with Strongsville Instrumental Music Boosters (SIMB) to sell coupons for Blizzard treats and cakes. Students involved in the instrumental music programs at SHS will be selling coupons for Blizzards at $5.00 (regular price of $5.29) or cakes at $20.00 (regular price of $25.99). Dairy Queen is generously donating 50% of all sales to benefit SIMB. Click HERE for the flyer with all of the details.


Strongsville City Schools encourages students, teachers, staff, parents, and other members of our community to report any instances of potential violence, bullying, self-harm or any other issue where students may be at risk. Click HERE for additional Stay Safe. Speak Up! Information on the District’s website. Reporting incidents can be made anonymously online or through a toll free number (​1-866-listen2me / 1-866-547-8362).

Extra Mile Award

School board members Sharon Kilbane and Hayley Stovcik present Mrs. Alana Bendetta for going the extra mile for her students. Mrs. Bendetta will be honored at the March board meeting.
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SHS Dance Team Performs at Founder's Day

The SHS Dance team entertained the PTA at this year's founders day. The team did multiple numbers and displayed what has made them once of the best dance programs in the state.
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Choir shines at the OMEA competition!

Both Treble Choir and Cantorum performed stellar performances last night at OMEA large group contest.
They both recieved Superior ratings qualifying them for state.
Today we head to Solon with Showchoir. Thank you for allowing these wonderful students the joy of performing again.

The video of the choir's reaction to getting a superior rating will make you smile today. Please watch below.

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