SHS Weekly Update

September 17, 2022

Principal's Update

I hope that everyone is having a great start to the weekend. The sun is shining and it's great to get those end of summer days before we head into the colder fall weather. This weekend we have seniors painting their spots. It was great to see so many parents out with their children sharing a sunny day while personalizing their senior experience. I've included some pictures of the early work and will share once they are all done.


We have conferences coming up on September 29th and October 5th. This year we will have live conferences on the 29th and virtual conferences on October 5th. Sign ups for both will be coming before next Saturday's newsletter. If you attend a live conference please make sure you visit John's Safe Place in our guidance area. This room is the hard work of our guidance department and Tracy Davidson. The room provides a de-stressing place for students who may have things in their lives that may require taking a minute to decompress.

Our school board will be honoring Mrs. Davidson at the next board meeting for her hard work on John's Room.

There is a lot of very cool things happening at SHS including Friday's homecoming assembly, friday night's game and then the outdoor homecoming dance next Saturday. QR codes are posted all over SHS for students to purchase tickets. THERE ARE NO PAPER TICKETS THIS YEAR. - All prior year fees must be paid before you can purchase a ticket.

Didn't purchase a 21-21 Yearbook?

No worries!!

Extra 21-22 Yearbooks are being sold for $60.00 cash or a check made out to Strongsville City Schools. Student can purchase them in the Media Center through Mrs. Merrill

-Bill Wingler

Principal: SHS


We are excited to have our first pep rally of the year on Friday, September 23rd. We encourage students to wear their class color the day of the pep rally

Class colors:

Seniors: Blue

Junior: Purple

Sophomores: Red

Freshman: Yellow

Adjusted Bell Schedule for Friday, September 23rd:

1- 7:20-7:53

2- 7:58-8:31

3- 8:35-9:08

4A- 9:12-9:36

4B- 9:36-10:10

5A- 10:14-10:38

5B- 10:38-11:12

6A- 11:16-11:40

6B- 11:40-12:04

7- 12:08-12:40

8- 12:44-1:15

PEP RALLY: 1:20-2:20

Did You See?

The state of Ohio released last year's school report cards. Not only did Strongsville City Schools do very well but the high school did outstanding.

We received 5/5 stars (THE HIGHEST) in all 3 academic categories showing excellence that was significantly above state averages.

Our graduation rate was our only non-perfect score with a 4/5. The 95.7% graduation rate fell about 1% short of 5 stars. We are going to ensure that is corrected for next year.

It is truly amazing to see SHS excel due to amazing teachers but also the families that support us and their children.

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Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is occurring throughout every building in our District. Students are being recognized for the many ways they are displaying examples of positive behavior in and out of the classroom. PBIS is being reinforced with our youngest learners at the Early Learning Preschool. Click HERE for this week’s episode to learn more about the foundational skills these Mini-Mustangs are building through PBIS.


The Strongsville High School Athletic Department welcomes three new varsity head coaches to lead their respective programs: Madyson Farnbauch (Girls Basketball), Sandy Hagen (Girls Lacrosse), and Tim Orlosky (Wrestling). Click HERE for the news release announcing these new coaches.


Attention parents of SMS and SHS students: SCS Crew is looking for new members! The SCS Crew is a talented team of video production members! Students in SCS Crew have the opportunity to be a part of the team that records district events throughout the school year - sports, concerts, Board of Education meetings, SHS Commencement, and MORE - for YouTube and our Strongsville City Schools TV channel. Click HERE for a video about SCS Crew! Interested students should contact Scott Benson (440.572.7032 /


This year’s Strongsville High School Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be held on Saturday, October 22, beginning at 5:00pm at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center. Celebrate the accomplishments of: Jessica Carey (Roberts) (Girls Soccer) - SHS Class of 2004; Kyle Cobb (Boys Golf and Boys Basketball) - SHS Class of 2006; Cassie Martin (Girls Track & Field and Girls Basketball) - SHS Class of 2016; Deverin Muff (Boys Basketball and Boys Track & Field) - SHS Class of 2010; Nick Skully (Boys Basketball and Football) - SHS Class of 2001; Russ Jacques (SHS Football Coach); 1997 Boys Soccer State Championship Team; Bob Serpentini - SHS Athletic Wall of Fame Inductee. Purchase your tickets for the dinner & induction ceremony HERE. #foreveramustang
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After two years of free meals for all students in our District, through a federal government program, we will be transitioning back to free, reduced, and paid statuses for student meals. If you believe your family may qualify for free or reduced price school meals, we encourage you to complete a Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application online, which may be found HERE. The online form must be completed by Friday, September 30, 2022. If your situation should change as a result of lower income or increased family size, you may complete a new form at any time during the school year.


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).

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Chromebook Policies

The below bullet point is in the SCS Technology Handbook.

  • If a student leaves their Chromebook at home or their device does not have a sufficient charge to complete the required learning activities as assigned throughout the school day, they are responsible for getting the coursework completed as if they had their device present. If a student repeatedly leaves their device at home, they will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

    • The district does not provide loaner Chromebooks for missing or uncharged devices.