EHMS Newsletter

February 2022

Dear Eastern Heights Families,

We are wishing you and yours a happy Valentine's Day! We have many fun and exciting events taking place this month (please look below) so you and your student are prepared for what's to come!

Celebrate and cherish all the love-filled moments you are able to share with your family and friends. May you feel a wealth of love this Valentine's Day.


Dana Cerrito & Joy Jones

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” —Toni Morrison

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Black History Month, is a time for recognizing the accomplishments of many that played a central role in shaping U.S. history.

At Eastern Heights Middle School we are honored to celebrate Black History Month. Below you will find some links to explore feel free to use these resources with your student and create some meaningful dialogue!

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Cleveland’s beloved theater district is offering virtual performances and programs highlighting Black excellence and history in February.

Ask your student about our safety assembly! Invite this important conversation into your living room.

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Band- Mrs. Brawley

It is starting to sound like concert season! Click the link below for information about upcoming concerts for the Eastern Heights Band students.

8th Grade Band-

Click HERE for an 8th Grade Band classroom update. Join the 8th Grade Band Remind:

7th Grade Band-

Click HERE for an update on our 7th Grade Band. Join the 7th Grade Band Remind:

6th Grade Band-

Click HERE for an update on our 6th Grade Band. Join the 6th Grade Band Remind:

Art- Mrs. Karban

Hello students, parents, staff, and community members. I have created a Google Site that showcases my students' artwork. This website allows everyone to see what we are doing and parents of my 8th grade art students can see child is achieving in art. I am very proud of my students and they should be proud of their work as well. Come back and visit every once in a while to see updates as the semester progresses. When the art students switch with the STEAM students I will archive Fall semester student’s work into one link and showcase my Semester 2 students. Enjoy!

Elyria Robotics Takes on the World!

lyria Schools may take over the world.

In robotics, that is.

The Elyria Robotics program has long held a top spot in the competitive robotics arena, earning numerous awards and titles in local, regional, state and world challenges for student programmers and engineers.

Elyria fields several teams at the middle and high school levels. The district also runs a junior program to introduce elementary students to STEAM concepts and programs, including robotics.

One of the signature events each year for the seasoned robotics teams is the VEX Robotics Kalahari Classic Tournament held in Sandusky, Ohio.

Teams from all over Ohio and elsewhere compete for numerous titles and chances to qualify for the World Robotics Championship later this year.

Because the Kalahari Classic is a signature event, carrying additional clout in the competitive robotics world, teams can earn a spot in the world competition by their performance at this tournament.

At the conclusion of the Kalahari Classic, Elyria Robotics had two teams that qualified for the world competition: Elyria High's Team 11124X and Elyria Middle School Team 42111P.

Elyria Team 42111P dubbed, "Peas in a Pod," won the "Excellence Award," which is the highest honor awarded in a Vex Robotics tournament.

The award is based off tournament rankings, skills rankings, engineering design notebook and two judged interviews.

This particular award also has automatic world-qualifying status.

Peas in a Pod team members include Emily Harding, Kyrah Boddy and Brooke Dumonthier of Eastern Heights Middle School, and Marissa Peacock of Northwood Middle School.
According to Robotics Coach Angela Burgess, "They put in the time, effort, perseverance and grit to achieve this award." Congratulations to both qualifying teams and to the entire Elyria Robotics program! The 2022 Vex Robotics World Competition will bring draw competitors in middle and high school robotics from across the world. It takes place in May 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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