SHS Weekly Update

Homecoming Weekend

Principal's Update

It's homecoming weekend a tradition that signified the return of the hometown alumni back to the community that they grew up in. The homecoming game ended up in a nail-biting 28-27 victory last night over Euclid as our Mustangs held on for the win.

With over 1300 students in an outdoor event we keeping our fingers crossed that the weather from last night is over and we have a pleasant evening. Kona Ice Truck will be there tonight and 1 shaved ice is included in the price for each ticket.

CONGRATULATIONS to this year's homecoming Queen Jaime Snell and King Ethan Stross.

Senior Pictures (Yearbook and Retakes)

On Picture day there was a miscommunication about a feature that Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch offers for Seniors only. With the white slip that was given to Seniors, you will be able to view pictures and pick the picture for the yearbook (a feature not given in the past).

If you were in the “Senior” line or underclassmen line your picture will be in the Yearbook.

For those seniors who ordered online and who only took pictures in the Senior line (Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch). Prestige by Lifetouch will not honor those orders. So there are two options, you can 1) cancel the online order by contacting the customer service line for Lifetouch. That number is on your emailed receipt. Or 2) you can have your student take their picture on Picture Retake Day which is Tuesday, October 26 7:45am - 2:00 pm in the Media Center. There are about 80 seniors who are in this situation and they will be contacted by Mrs. Merrill via email.

We apologize for the miscommunication as we transitioned to Lifetouch this year and are adapting to the new ways we are doing pictures.

If you placed an online order and received your order, you do not have to order more from Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch. You can just choose the one for the yearbook.

District Operating Procedures

Have questions about our District Operating Procedures for this school year? You can view a recorded presentation by Superintendent Ryba HERE and view the presentation slides HERE.


We are proud of Mrs. Solecki (Art Teacher at Surrarrer), Mrs. Ganim (Art Teacher at SMS), Mr. Chidsey (Band Teacher at SMS, Chapman & Muraski), and Mr. Hire (Orchestra Teacher at SHS, Muraski, & Whitney) for their recent presentation on a Zoom meeting of the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium. The four SCS teachers detailed the significant impact that the arts have on our District and many of the great opportunities available to students in our District.


Join Strongsville High School’s “Mustang Express,” for this fun family event on Saturday, October 16 (two performances - 12pm & 2pm). Kids of all ages are invited to spend the afternoon hanging out with their favorite Disney characters. A musical show will be followed by tea and cookies with your favorite characters. Bring your camera for royal photo opportunities! Click HERE for additional event information.


Visit Strongsville Dairy Queen (12152 Pearl Rd.) on Tuesday, October 12 from 4pm - 9pm and help out the Strongsville Instrumental Music Boosters! Mention SIMB when ordering or show THIS FLYER and DQ will donate 20% of the proceeds for the Strongsville Music Program.


The Strongsville Athletic Boosters are selling raffle tickets to win a 2022 Chevy Trailblazer LS AWD donated by Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville. The vehicle is on display in front of the SCS bus lot on Pearl Road. Tickets may be purchased for $20 each. All proceeds benefit Strongsville Athletics. The raffle drawing will be held on December 3, 2021 at the Strongsville High School Boys Basketball Game. This year, a 2nd Place Prize of $500 and a 3rd Place Prize of $100 will also be awarded! Purchase tickets online at or from any SHS or SMS student-athlete.


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).

Ohio Vax 2 School

The COVID-19 vaccination is a key to keeping Ohio’s students in the classroom, and that’s why the Ohio Department of Health has launched Ohio Vax-2-School. Ohioans between the ages of 12 and 25 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination have the chance to win one of 150 $10,000 scholarships and one of five $100,000 scholarships to an Ohio college or university for career or technical education. The entry period is now open. To learn more about this initiative or to submit an entry, visit or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

SHS Guidance Support Days

e will be hosting a College Application Day on Wednesday, October 13 9:30 -12:30 in the media center.
College Reps will be here to answer questions, offer fee waivers, and give some freebies. We ask that you complete this sign up if you plan to attend.
SHS Counselors will be available to help you complete your applications, too!

Reps from the following colleges will be here:
University of Akron (Free Swag to students who apply)
Baldwin Wallace University
Bowling Green State University (Free Application if you apply this day/Instant Decision)
Kent State University (Free Application if you apply this day)
University of Cincinnati
Cleveland State University (Free Application if you apply this day/Instant Decision)
Ohio University (Fee Waiver Code)
Cuyahoga Community College (Free Swag)

Helping your 9th, 10th, or 11th grader Explore Careers, Colleges, and Majors?

Naviance is an amazing tool that helps parents and school staff understand students’ interests, strengths, and needs,
so you can individualize support to help them reach their goals.

SHS Guidance Staff will be available to help you navigate the system from a parent point of view. The next drop in help session is October 5 5:00pm -6:00pm in Room 913 (upstairs in the Media Center)

Financial Aid/FAFSA Meeting

All 12th grade students and families are encouraged to attend the virtual Financial Aid/FAFSA Presentation on Tuesday, October 5th at 6:00pm. Our presenter is from the office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarship at Tri-C. Here is a link to the virtual Financial Aid/FAFSA Presentation. The link will be live on the evening of October 5th and can also be found under "SHS News" on the main SHS website.

Students Leaving Early

We have had quite a few students leaving the building either on their own or leaving with a family member.

If a student is leaving the building for an appointment, sick, or for any other reason students should be checking out through the office or clinic. If a student does not feel well they need to go through the clinic and have them call the student out. If a student leaves early without following building protocols they will be marked unexcused.

Cap and Gown/ Class Rings

Attention Seniors: Graduation announcement & Cap and Gown orders are due this week.

Orders can be turned in during lunch periods as follows

Last Names: A-L Thursday, October 14th

Last Names: M-Z Friday, October 15th

Attention Sophomores: Class ring orders are due this week.

Orders can be turned in during lunch periods as follows

Last Names: A-L Thursday, October 14th

Last Names: M-Z Friday, October 15th

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ACT Prep Class


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Premium, Cost-Effective ACT Preparation

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Strongsville High School

To learn more about our seminars, access our brief, 3:32, informational video at or visit our website homepage

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Strongsville High School

Price is just $59 for Strongsville High School students.

To participate, please complete the registration form below & bring it, along with cash, check, or money order for the $59 tuition made out to Strongsville City Schools to the School Counseling Office. You also may register online at, using a credit card for the $59 payment.

Next Level Prep, 1805 O’Brien Rd., Columbus, OH, 43228

Call Dave Dobos at 614-580-7380 or email him at with any questions.

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Registration Form for the Next Level Prep ACT Preparation Seminar

Strongsville High School, Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Name __________________________________________________________ Grade _______________

Address ________________________________________________ Student ID Number _____________

City _____________________________________ State ____________ Zip ______________________

Telephone ____________________________ Email address ___________________________________

To register, please complete the information above & bring it, along with cash, check, or money order for the $59 tuition made out to Strongsville City Schools to the School Counseling Office. You also may register online at, using a credit card for the $59 payment. Thank you!