SHS Weekly Update
September 10, 2022
Both of our soccer teams are ranked in the top 10 in the state, football games have a packed student section, volleyball games have been very competitive and our other fall teams are enjoying successful seasons. Our student athletes have worked very hard and are representing SHS well.
September 20th- During the first period there will be a 10th Grade Class Ring Assembly
Sophomores will receive information to purchase class rings for those who would like to. Class ring orders will be due on the following days:
Sophomores Last Names A-L due on September 27th
Sophomores Last Names M-Z due on September 30th
September 20th- During 2nd period there will be a Senior Cap/ Gown and Homecoming Court assembly
Seniors will receive a senior information pack with IMPORTANT information for cap/gown, prom, graduation and much more. Please be sure to ask your senior for this information. It will also be available online under "Senior Class Council" as of that day.
Senior Cap and Gown orders will be due on the following days:
Seniors Last Names A-L due on September 27th
Seniors Last Names M-Z due on September 30th
September 23rd- Homecoming Football Game
September 24th Homecoming Dance
MUSTANG FALL ATHLETICS - RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Julia Isham (Girls Cross Country) - the senior cross country student-athlete ran in the Mentor Invite race last weekend and finished in First Place, narrowly missing the Meet Record with a time of 17:58.89.
Dean Upholzer (Boys Golf) - the junior golf student-athlete recently won the Golfweek Junior Tour event at Forest Akers in Michigan with back to back 2 under par 70’s. Dean sunk a 25’ birdie putt on the first playoff hole for the win!
Boys & Girls Varsity Soccer - Greater Cleveland Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Rankings for Week #1 / DI Soccer: Mustang Boys (#2), Lady Mustangs (#1)
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Wal-Mart Grand Re-opening
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 12TH GRADE
Please note the following immunization requirements from the Ohio Department of Health.
All students entering 12th grade need to receive the following immunizations prior to entering 12th grade:
Two (2) doses of Meningococcal [MCV4] vaccine
Incoming 12th graders will need to show proof of having received these vaccines before they can return to school for the 2022-23 school year (exemptions are provided for under law, call for more information).
Click HERE for the form to confirm immunizations for 12th graders
Section 3313.671 of the Ohio Revised Code states that students who do not provide documentation of this immunization will be excluded from school on the 15th day after entrance, until proof is provided.
DARE ROLE MODEL
11th & 12th GRADE STUDENTS
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Register online at https://nlpamerica.com/product/strongsville-hs-act-seminar-tue-oct-11-2022/, using a credit card for the $59 payment, or complete the form below and bring it and a check to the School Counseling Center. Thank you!
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Registration Form for the Next Level Prep ACT Preparation Seminar
Strongsville High School, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Name __________________________________________________________ Grade _______________
Address ________________________________________________ Student ID Number _____________
City _____________________________________ State ____________ Zip ______________________
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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 Center. You also may register online at
Congratulations SHS Polaris Ambassadors
Congratulations to Strongsville students who were recently selected as a Polaris Career Center Student ambassador for the 2022-23 school year! These students will represent Polaris at recruitment related events and help promote Polaris to potential students. Student ambassadors must meet the following requirements: maintain a B or above in all Polaris classes; maintain 95% attendance; have no excessive tardies or major discipline issues; and an instructor recommendation.
Keanu Bindel, Aeronautics
Nicolas Buhtoiarov, Criminal Justice
Catherine Springer, Cosmetology
Sarah Rider, Cosmetology
Elizabeth Riddle, Cosmetology
Genesis Diaz, Cosmetology
Deliah Urzycki, Construction Trades
Nick Dasher, Culinary Arts
Allison Walsh, EMT/Fire
Lynda Stricko, EMT/Fire
Marissa Masola, Medical Professions
Zach Monyak, Precision CNC Machining
Hannah Odetallah, Pre-Nursing
Jayanna Evans, Pre-Nursing
Sarah Ren, Pre-Veterinary Science
Hunter Mantynen, Welding Technology
VFW Scholarship Opportunity
Voice of Democracy
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 25,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.
The national first place winner receives a $35,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$21,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins at least a scholarship of $1,000. Before submitting your essay, read the rules and eligibility requirements, and find your sponsoring local VFW Post as applications must be turned in by midnight, Oct. 31. Download and complete the 2022-2023 Voice of Democracy entry form here.
The 2022-23 theme is:
"Why is the Veteran Important?"
About the 2021-2022 winner ...
Daniela Mare, a junior at Sachem High School North in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, was named the 2021-2022 Voice of Democracy first place winner. Daniela's speech on the theme, "America: Where Do We Go from Here?" won her a $30,000 college scholarship. Daniela was sponsored by VFW Post 9486 and its Auxiliary in Centereach, New York. Watch as Daniela delivered her speech during the VFW's virtual Parade of Winners award ceremony.
The PSAT will be held at Strongsville High School on Wednesday, October 12th. Registration will begin on September 5th and will end at 11:59 pm on September 13th. Here is the link to register although it will not go live until September 5th. It will also be located on the high school's webpage. Any PSAT related questions can be directed to Tracy Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHS is looking for nominations to be Teen Mental Health Ambassadors. A Mental Health Ambassador bridges the gap between students and supportive adults in our school. We have asked students to think about someone they can trust and can approach to talk about anything on their mind. Please ask your child to complete the nomination form on their Google Classroom for their corresponding graduation year. Or, they can complete it with the link here. Thank you for your assistance in this important initiative.