Front & Center

March 18, 2016

In This Week's Edition


  • Superintendent's Visit
  • Believe in Ohio
  • 3rd Quarter Academic Rolls
  • Washington DC Trip
  • Mustang Mentors
  • Construction Update
  • Final Walkthroughs
  • Student Spotlight
  • Upcoming Events

Mr. Ryba Visits CMS Students

On Weds. March 16, Superintendent Mr. Ryba met with CMS students to get their perspective of what they like about their middle school experience and what changes could be made to make it better. Everything from teachers who care to programming that they would change, our students had lots to say. The students were not shy to share their opinions, for better or for worse, and was nice to hear how intelligently our students spoke of various topics. We truly have independent, confident young people in our building who are the future of Strongsville and beyond.
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Mr. Ryba Asks Students About Their CMS Experience

Believe in Ohio

Today, 10 teams of 8th graders competed in the Believe in Ohio Initiative, here in the CMS Media Center. Each group had four minutes to pitch their Commercialization Plan of a product / service that they either took part in creating or one in which they enhanced to make better. As a judge, they completely wow-ed me! Me and the other judges were impressed by their research, delivery and overall presentation. Winners, along with cash-prizes, will be announced after Spring Break. Well-done, everyone!!!
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Believe In Ohio Participants

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Ethan and Joey Talk About Their Air-Bag Deployed Cell Phone Case Invention

Mustang Mentors

The Mustang Mentors came down from the high school for their third visit this school year. Their message was "Who Are You?". They discussed the different roles teens play in various social situations. The conversations were meaningful and students were once again, engaged. The high school students thought our CMS students were interactive and had some insightful comments.

Mentors spread some positive messages on students' lockers before they left.

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Academic Rolls

Our teachers take great pride in getting the most out of their students. And more often than not, our students rise to the challenge. Congratulations, to the follow students for excelling in their academics here at CMS!


Q3: Academic Rolls

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Engaged in Algebra!

D.C. Trip

There will be a mandatory parent meeting on APRIL 7 at 7pm at Strongsville High School. The post cards stated the auditorium but, they will be moving us to the gym due to a double booking. The itinerary, cost and other important information will be shared at this meeting.

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Center & Albion Bonding

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Mr. Chidsey and His Band

Construction Update

Strongsville Middle School is coming along quite well. I was just in there on Wednesday taking some pics and the progress is tremendous. Many rooms are painted and nearly completed. In only five (that's right... 5!!!) short months, that building is going to be teeming with energy and excitement! Check out the pics below.
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View from Inside the Theater

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Inside the Media Center

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The Gymnasium

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Learning Community Common Area

Final Walkthroughs

  • Drake Elementary School: Tuesday, April 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Albion Middle School: Tuesday, April 12th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Center Middle School: Tuesday, April 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Also Walkthroughs will take place at all 3 schools on Saturday, April 23 from 12-3.

Student Spotlight

Julia Hogg, a 7th grade Star team member, is our newest Student Spotlight. Julia is active in a number of sports, but her favorite is soccer. Julia is a Center-Midfielder for Cleveland Whitecaps Soccer, and her favorite soccer player is US Soccer Star and fellow midfielder, Carli Lloyd. Julia also plays volleyball and runs track for CMS, and is a member of our Morning Announcement Crew. An Honor Roll student, Julia's favorite class here at Center is Social Studies because she just loves History. When asked what she enjoys most about Center, Julia really appreciates the many opportunities that students have to explore in their classes. After Julia's career in Strongsville is over, Julia hopes to attend the University of Notre Dame and study Civil Engineering. Maybe some day we'll see Julia score her own hat trick in the World Cup final! The sky's the limit.


Sorry... I couldn't get the picture any bigger!

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Important Dates & Upcoming Events


  • Mar 19 - Solo & Ensemble Contest - Greenbriar Middle School
  • Mar. 21-25 Spring Break
  • Apr. 7 - 7:00 DC Trip Meeting @ SHS

Important Links

Strongsville City Schools: Strongsville City Schools

Cameron Rypa, Superintendent: 60 Seconds With the Superintendent

Volunteer in Our Schools: Volunteer SCS!

Center Middle School: CMS

Center Middle School Calendar/Athletics: Athletics

Middle School Construction: Work Zone Camera!

Free and Reduced Priced Lunches: F/R Lunches

PASS: Your PASS Account

GMail: Gmail Info for Students

Center PTA: PTA

Ohio Department of Education: ODE