LWSH Family Updates and Events

December 2022

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Transform Yourself. Transform Your Community.

Our School's Mission

In partnership with the MetroHealth System, is to prepare students for college and careers in the healthcare industry through a dynamic and interactive education environment that engages students in modern, science, health, and medicine through relevant workplace and community experiences

Our School's Why

The healthcare industry lacks diversity and that's a problem. Diversity in healthcare goes far beyond a language barrier. It's about understanding the mindset of a patient within a larger context of culture, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and socioeconomic realities. Our students are the best people equipped to serve their community in this capacity.

African Family and Community Pancake Breakfast

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Dear LWSH Families and Caregivers,

Greetings LWSH Families, Caregivers, and Scholars,

We are coming very close to the end of the first semester, and we would like to give a shout out to all of our scholars, families, and staff for a great first half of the school year! The school's success is a result of a collective effort between all stakeholders that believe in who we are and what we do!

As we move through the month of December, I want everyone to be reminded of the importance of making it to school each and every day. We know that the winter months bring cold weather causing our overall daily attendance to decrease. With our Say Yes Coordinator, Mrs. Motley, in place, we are prepared to support our scholars and their families. So, we ask that you don't hesitate to reach out to us at 216-838-7100 to find out what resources we have to maximize learning opportunities for your scholar.

Next, I would like to take time to tell you about our OST and Study Skills Boot Camp. This after-school program in partnership with Esperanza, our study coaches will outline important test-taking strategies along with good notetaking and study habits. Classes will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm in Room 215. See the flyer below and scan the code to register.

We look forward to your continued partnership as we move through the end of the first semester!!!


Juliet King

Your Proud LWSH Principal

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Mark Your Calendars--Family, Student, and Community Events for the Month

Student Advisory Committee Meeting

Friday, Dec. 2nd, 10am-12pm

2000 Sycamore Street

Cleveland, OH

Our select Student Council members will be gathered with members all over the district to discuss important topics such as attendance and safety in schools. The selected individuals will be transported to Windows on the River with our Student Council Advisor for this very important, student-centered meeting!

African Family and Community Chat and Chew

Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10am-1pm

3202 West 30th Street

Cleveland, OH

We are inviting the families of all of our African scholars to discuss and share ideas around culture, school, and family involvement on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am - 1pm at the Lincoln-West Main Campus. A pancake breakfast will be served, and additional resources for scholars and families will be available. Hope to see you all at this exciting event!!!

Monthly Incentive Activity: Winter Cookies and Hot Cocoa Bar

Friday, Dec. 9th, 12:15-1:15pm

3202 West 30th Street

Cleveland, OH

We will be having our Monthly Incentive Activity for all qualifying scholars on Friday, December 9th from 12:15pm - 1:15pm in our Student Union Room. Scholars who have modeled our school values consistently will join us for this special event. Congratulations scholars!!!

This is a whole-campus day. The MetroHealth campus will be closed.

Quarterly Incentive Activity--United Skates

Friday, Dec. 16th, 9am-1pm

30325 Palisades Parkway

Wickliffe, OH

We will be having our Quarterly Incentive Activity for all qualifying scholars on Friday, December 16th. Scholars who have modeled our school values consistently for the quarter will join us for this special event. Congratulations scholars!!!

This is a whole-campus day. The MetroHealth campus will be closed.

Every Wednesday is Senior Internship Day

Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 9am to Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 12pm

2500 Metrohealth Drive

Cleveland, OH

As a crucial part of our program here at LWSH, every Senior participates in the Senior Internship at MetroHealth Hospital. They are to report to MetroHealth no later than 9am (even if they have late arrival) and be dressed in professional clothing and have their White Coat readily available to wear during their time working in their assigned department. Failure to dress professional, have a white coat, or arrive late will result in lost hours toward their Ohio Means Jobs certification used toward graduation. Please make sure your child attends on time!

Winter Break

Monday, Dec. 19th, 8:30am to Monday, Jan. 9th 2023 at 3:30pm

This is an online event.

All scholars will be on Winter Break from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 9th, 2022. All scholars are to return from break on Tuesday, January 10th and report to the LW Main Campus for a whole-school assembly. The MetroHealth Campus will be closed.

Regular Bell Schedule

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Adjusted Bell Schedule for Early Release or Remote Learning Calamity Days

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2022-2023 Important School Year Information and Links

Student Handbook

Please read through the student handbook to learn more about dress code, discipline procedures, and student expectations for the 22-23 school year.

LWSH Model of Instruction

Learn more about our model of instruction

LWSH Academic Achievement Plan 22-23 SY

See our Academic Achievement Plan for the 22-23 SY

Learn more about our school's learning platforms and tools!

LWSH School Videos

Lincoln-West School of Science and Health Seniors Receive White Coats to Start Internships

LWSH White Coat Ceremony Class of 2023

Lincoln-West School of Science and Health Graduation - CMSD - 06.17.2022

LWSH Graduation 2022

LWSH seniors receive white coats

LWSH Seniors Receive White Coats

#ILoveMySchoolCLE Lincoln West School of Science and Health

Special Holidays, Observances, and Events in December

  • December 1: Rosa Parks Day, World AIDS Day, Eat a Red Apple Day, National Pie Day
  • December 2: Special Education Day, National Mutt Day
  • December 3: Make a Gift Day, National Roof Over Your Head Day, Let's Hug Day, National Apple Pie Day, Coats & Toys for Kids Day* (first Saturday)
  • December 4: Santa's List Day, National Cookie Day, Wildlife Conservation Day
  • December 5: Repeal Day, International Volunteer Day, National Communicate With Your Kids Day
  • December 6: Mitten Tree Day, National Microwave Oven Day, National Gazpacho Day, Walt Disney Day* (first Monday)
  • December 7: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Letter Writing Day, International Civil Aviation Day, National Cotton Candy Day
  • December 8: Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day, National Brownie Day, National Christmas Tree Day
  • December 9: Christmas Card Day, National Pastry Day
  • December 10: Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day, Dewey Decimal System Day, National Lager Day
  • December 11: Unicef Day for Change, National App Day
  • December 12: National Poinsettia Day, Gingerbread House Day, National Ding-a-Ling Day, World Choral Day* (second Sunday)
  • December 13: National Violin Day, Ice Cream Day, National Cocoa Day
  • December 14: Roast Chestnuts Day, National Energy Conservation Day
  • December 15: Bill of Rights Day, National Cupcake Day, International Tea Day
  • December 16: Boston Tea Party Day, National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • December 17: Wright Brothers' First Flight Anniversary, National Maple Syrup Day, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day* (third Friday), National Wreaths Across America Day* (third Saturday)
  • December 18: Bake Cookies Day, National Twin Day, First Night of Hanukkah* (varies, sometimes in November)
  • December 19: Look for an Evergreen Day, National Oatmeal Muffin Day, Holly Day
  • December 20: Go Caroling Day, Games Day, National Sangria Day
  • December 21: First Day of Winter/Winter Solstice* (date varies), Crossword Puzzle Day, Look on the Bright Side Day, National Flashlight Day, Hambug Day, Forefathers' Day, Don't Make Your Bed Day, National Short Story Day* (first day of Winter)
  • December 22: National Date Nut Bread Day, Forefathers' Day
  • December 23: Festivus, National Roots Day, National Pfeffernüsse Day
  • December 24: Christmas Eve, National Egg Nog Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day, National Pumpkin Pie Day
  • December 26: National Whiners Day, Boxing Day, National Candy Cane Day
  • December 27: National Fruitcake Day, Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
  • December 28: National Card Playing Day, National Chocolate Candy Day
  • December 29: Tick Tock Day, International Cello Day, Still Need To Do Day
  • December 30: Bacon Day, National Resolution Planning Day
  • December 31: New Year's Eve, Make Up Your Mind Day, National Champagne Day

Fun Fact:

    If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you'll see the least amount of daylight during December. Winter Solstice in December is the year's shortest day in terms of daylight hours. That specific day can gave as many as six hours less sunlight than the longest day that occurs in June depending on where you live.

December Weekly Holidays and Observances
    • Hanukkah* (changes yearly and lasts for 8 days)
    • National Handwashing Awareness Week (first week)
    • National Influenza Vaccination Week* (typically first week)
    • Tolerance Week (first full week)
    • Human Rights Week (second week)
    • Thank a Soldier Week (the week including Christmas)
    • Kwanzaa (December 26–January 1)

December Monthly Holidays and Observances
    • Art and Architecture Month
    • Learn a Foreign Language Month
    • Made in America Month
    • National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
    • National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month
    • Procrastination Awareness Month
    • Read a New Book Month
    • Stress-Free Family Holiday Month
    • Universal Human Rights Month
    • World AIDS Awareness Month
    • Write a Friend Month

Lincoln West School of Science and Health

3202 East 30th Street
Cleveland, Ohio