SHS Weekly Update

March 19, 2022

Principal's Update

We had some exciting things happen last week and more coming this week.

Last week was our staff march madness with our staff participating in dressing up in theme, decorating their doors and referring students for Positive Behavior Rewards. I've included pictures of them.

Mrs. Jenna Naymik won our Extra Mile award. She and Mrs. Alana Bendetta will be honored at the start at our Thursday 3/24 School Board Meeting.

We will also be honoring our 1st and 2nd quarter Polaris Students of the Quarter at our next board meeting 3/24 at 7:00 pm.

Polaris students of the 1st quarter

Strongsville High School - Marissa Masola - Medical Professions

Strongsville High School, Julie Beshara – PLTW Biomedical

Strongsville High School, Evan Faal - Media Arts

Polaris Student of the 2nd quarter:

Strongsville High School, LeAnne Hawk - Aeronautics

Strongsville High School, Jocelyn Huber – Engineering

Strongsville High School, Navya Chaugan – Biomedical

As a reminder we are coming up on the deadline for the College Credit Plus intent form. This year the form is digital and timestamped. THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE per Tri-C. Please make sure you have filled it out before April 1st, 2022.

Participation forms for CCP are due by April 1st.

Below is College Credit Plus Meeting recording and slides.

CCP Information Night Video Presentation for 2022-2023

CCP 2022-23 Meeting Slides

2022-23 CCP Intent to Participate Form

We are having our first annual Run like a Pro 5k on 4/30 at the high school. Please register and come enjoy a Saturday morning workout. All of the proceeds go to fund our positive behavior programming.


Join us for the train like a pro 5k at the high school.

On Saturday April 30th at 9:00 am the 5k and wellness fair will begin. Proceeds will be going to our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports programming.

PBIS incentives are good for student morale and supports Strongsville High School having a good culture for students.

The QR code for the race is below.

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Important Dates

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

Saturday, March 26 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Craft Fair
Strongsville High School

Friday, April 1 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Rockin’ at SMS”
Dance for 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders
Theme: “Pink Out”
Purchase tickets HERE

April 15 - April 22
NO SCHOOL (Spring Break)

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Positive Behavior Supports

At SHS we continue to reward students to do the right thing. Every week we award identified students with small rewards including donated rewards from Dairy Queen, Canes, and Dibellas subs. Thank you to our amazing local businesses that support our students.
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Read Across the School

For the third year in a row we will participate in our Reading Across the School program. On Wednesday, March 30th, all students and staff will have the opportunity to engage in 30 minutes of pleasure reading during 2nd period. Please encourage your students to bring a book, a magazine, an online article, or a graphic novel and find the joy of reading.
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This week, Strongsville Middle School hosted all of the Polaris partner schools for “Polaris Palooza.” This event featured robotics competitions between the schools and showcased creativity and teamwork of all participants. Click HERE for this week’s episode to hear more about this fun event which provided hands on experience, building on what students have been learning in the classroom.


Looking to add to your Strongsville Mustangs wardrobe and get some updated Mustangs gear? Click HERE to visit our special, limited time Mustangs Team Shop for short-sleeve t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and MORE! Personalized merchandise is also available. Hurry - Team Shop closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, 3/27!
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Five Strongsville High School students participated in the first round of this year’s Optimist Speech contest: Nora Bacon, Brigid Fraser, Sanjana Katiyar, Aubrey Kocsis, and Anaya Daryapurkar. Congratulations to the following students who will be moving on to next month’s regional competition:

Aubrey Kocsis (1st Place)

Sanjana Katiyar (2nd Place)

Anaya Daryapurkar (3rd Place)


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.


The annual “State of the Schools” presentation was held recently. If you were not able to attend, Dr. Ryba’s presentation is available on demand. Visit our SCS TV website for a recording of the event, celebrating the accomplishments of our District and all that makes Strongsville City Schools special!


Join in the fun as everyone is invited to youth days at Strongsville High School Lacrosse matches in April. The girls event will be held on Saturday, April 2 and the boys event follows on Saturday, April 9. Enjoy the JV and Varsity SHS matches, along with youth games and activities for kids of all ages. Both events will be held on Serpentini Field at Pat Catan Stadium. Girls Varsity battles Bay High School at 12pm on 4/2, with family activities beginning at 10am. Boys Varsity takes on Perrysburg High School at 2pm on 4/9 and activities beginning at 12pm. Enjoy two great weekends of Mustangs spirit with Strongsville Lacrosse!


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.


The Strongsville Athletic Boosters will be selling Calendar Raffle tickets throughout the month of March. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from an SHS student-athlete or HERE. Raffle drawings begin April 1st, with a winner chosen each day throughout the month of April! Over $3,500 in prizes will be given away! Proceeds benefit Strongsville's athletic program and student-athletes.
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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.


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.

Order your 21-22 SHS Yearbook Today!!!

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Academic Awards

Academic award letters were mailed last week to students who will be receiving an award. Please allow extra time for letters to arrive via US mail.

Click the links below to see if your child will be receiving an award.

9th Grade Award Recipients

10th Grade Award Recipients

11th Grade Award Recipients

12th Grade Award Recipients

Jenna Naymik wins award

SHS teacher Jenna Naymik, DECA coordinator, won the Extra Mile award for going above and beyond for her students. Jenna is the leader of our DECA program which qualified 60 students to the State level competition and now 12 to the National level competition in Atlanta, GA.
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