The School of One Newsletter

July 2022

Greetings So1 Students and families!

No doubt this school year had its challenges as well as opportunities for growth. SO1 Champions, through it all, we made it!

Please scroll all the way down
for information and updates. New info and resources will be added throughout the month so please check back if you need assistance.

Wayne Marok, Principal Administrator

Maryum Sims, Principal

Rebecca Bell, Resource Coordinator

Kerry Copes, Resource Coordinator

Justine Lance, Chief Secretary

Main Office

13501 Terminal Ave Rm 103 (inside Bard Early College)

Cleveland, OH 44135

Phone: 216-838-8850

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We are so proud of our graduates! May you succeed and prosper in your future endeavors. Here are a few highlights of the big day.
School of One Graduation - CMSD - 06.16.2022

Important Dates

  • Friday, July 1st: Last day for SO1 students
  • Friday, August 5th: District Summer Commencement (more details to come)
  • Monday, August 8th: SO1 students return to school
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The School of One has 2 Resource Coordinators on staff to help support our students and families. If you are in need of any assistance (food, clothing, shelter, mental health resources, job searches and resume writing, etc.), please contact us immediately.

Rebecca Bell (So1 sites @ Lincoln West, Rhodes, John Marshall @ Bard, LGBT Center, The Foundry)

216-562-9200 (call or text)

Kerry Copes (So1 sites @ East Tech, Collinwood, Glenville, John Adams)

216-233-8929 (call or text)

Young Parents Program

The School of One has a Young Parents Program for our students that are expecting or already have children.

Our zoom sessions have ended for the school year, but we have a ton of resources and even some free gifts for you!

Please text us to let us know!

Ms. Bell 216.562.9200 Mr. Copes 216.233.8929


Marjana Ognjenovic (also known as "Mrs. O.")

Mrs. O. can assist with the following:

* Explaining and helping with SAY YES applications

*Assisting with the completion of the FAFSA as soon as possible (FAFSA completion is required for students to receive SAY YES money)

*Applying to colleges and universities

*Career readiness planning

*Trade Schools

For questions regarding college and career access and individual FAFSA appointments, students can text TASSEL to 216-208-5866


SAY YES Cleveland scholarships are administered by College Now Greater Cleveland. All students who attend high school from 9th-12th grade and reside in the **CMSD footprint are eligible. Questions about SAY YES scholarships, including the scholarship portal, applications, and payments to schools, can be directed to:

*SAY YES scholarship hotline 216-454-5400


**CMSD's footprint includes the City of Cleveland, Bratenahl, Linndale, Newburgh Heights, and parts of Brook Park and Garfield heights assigned to the district

News Bulletin! College Now - Student Travel Opportunity

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@ John Marshall@Bard -Christin Dornback,, Tuesdays

@ Lincoln West -Martiza Castro,, M-Thu, 10-2:30pm

@ James F. Rhodes- Brandi DuVall,, M-F

@ East Tech- Danny Poslet,, M-F

@ Collinwood- Charise Cox,, M, W

@ Glenville- Kelley Ringer,, M-F

@ John Adams- Rozalyn Gordon,, M-F

@ Foundry and @ LBGT Center- fill in as needed by designated CN team member.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U)

Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) is a nonprofit workforce development organization based in Cleveland, Ohio that serves teens and young adults ages 14-24 living in under-resourced areas in Northeast Ohio.

Y.O.U. puts teens and young adults on the path to economic self-sufficiency.


Advanced Technology Academy (ATA)

The ATA is a FREE Workforce Development program offering training in the following areas:

  • EMT Basic
  • STNA
  • Construction Pre-Apprenticeship (No job placement available)
  • Certified Logistics Technician
  • Industrial Welding
  • Precision Machine Technology (PMT)
  • Private Security
  • Automotive Technology
  • Patient Access Representative

Benefits include

  • Bus Tickets
  • Up to $1k in stipends
  • Job placement assistance
  • A brand new Dell laptop for incoming Fall 2021 students
  • Professional Development
  • Free tuition, books, and uniforms

Interested candidates must:

  • Have a HS Diploma or GED
  • Be a resident of Cuyahoga County
  • Be between the ages of 17-24

Feel free to contact their Workforce Laison Alina Rios ( or Program Manager Manicka Collins-Bryant ( if you have any questions!

Please see the attached flyer for our complete list of programming.


Student Workforce Advancement Group and Career Connects Initiative Job Opportunities Board:

Partner Up Virtual sessions for participating students on January 19th, February 1st and February 16th from 9-11 a.m.

**Please let Ms. Bell or Mr. Copes know if you need help with a resume and/or filling out applications!**


Please check out the links below for information regarding resources such as mental health, food, shelter, legal services, etc. or feel free to reach out to Ms. Bell or Mr . Copes for assistance.

Summer Food Program

Please check the link to see what sites are available in your area

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