SHS Weekly Update

December 4, 2021

Principal's Update

Now that we are in December it is the time to prepare for midterms and of course the winter break in which we celebrate the holiday season and the multiple holidays throughout the world. Many of them are represented by students at SHS.


Happy Hanukkah this week to students who are currently in the middle of the eight day festival of lights.


This past week our Choir and music programs performed their holiday shows on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and the performances were outstanding as usual. The music programs here at SHS are some of the best in Ohio as our teachers and students always make us proud.


Next week is a big week for students to prepare for the end of the second quarter and the end of the first semester. Students will have midterms the week of 12/13 with no school for students on 12/17.


Bill Wingler

Principal: SHS


The midterm schedule is attached in the link below.

3=FREE FOR LUNCHES THROUGHOUT OUR DISTRICT

Did you know that students who pack their lunch can still receive FREE food items at school? Even if you are sending your student to school with food from home, they are still able to receive a fruit, vegetable, and milk for FREE! It's convenient and saves money for families - just pack the main item for lunch and let SCS Food Services take care of the rest!
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Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 9 - 7:00pm

Strongsville Board of Education Meeting*
SCS Administrative Offices (18199 Cook Ave.)
* SCS Board of Education Meetings are live streamed HERE


Thursday, December 9 & Friday, December 10 - 7:00pm
SHS Beginning Theater Class Presents “A Christmas Carol” (A Radio Play)
Strongsville High School Auditorium
FREE Performances (Donations Accepted)


Wednesday, December 15 - 6:30pm
SHS Holiday Band Concert
Strongsville High School Auditorium
Watch the Live Stream HERE


Friday, December 17 - NO SCHOOL
Staff Professional Development Day

Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 31 - NO SCHOOL
Winter Break

CREATE YOUR OWN ORNAMENTS - SHS YEARBOOK FUNDRAISER

The SHS Yearbook Club has partnered with AR Strongsville for a fundraiser this holiday season! Order your “to go” DIY Home Ornament Kits. These kits are $29.50/kit and produce 6 keepsake ornaments. There are also different themed sets available. The SHS Yearbook Club earns 25% for every kit purchased. Click HERE to order, visit www.arworkshop.com/strongsville, or call 440.268.8868 for additional information.

“TAILGATE RAFFLE” TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE STRONGSVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Strongsville Education Foundation is currently selling raffle tickets for a “Tailgate Package” - including a 55” Samsung LED 4K UHD Smart TV and two tickets to an upcoming Cleveland Browns game. The value of the entire package is over $1,000. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Winner will be chosen at random on 12/16/21 and will be notified by e-mail. All proceeds go to the Strongsville Education Foundation whose mission is to raise and disburse funds to support and foster creativity, innovation and outstanding achievement for the students, the teachers and the community served by Strongsville City Schools. Click HERE for additional information and to purchase your tickets.
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SHS THEATER CLASS PRESENTS “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” - 12/9 & 12/10

Don’t miss Mr. Jenkins’ high school ‘Beginning Theatre’ classes and their upcoming production of A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play on Thursday, December 9 and Friday, December 10 at 7pm (both nights). In the tradition of Reader's Theatre, students will have the scripts in front of them as they tell the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge with some live sound effects. The objective is to capture the art of storytelling through voice, facial expressions, and gestures. It is free to the public, but donations will be accepted to support the theatre program and recoup funds used for licensing rights, specialized costumes, props, and sound effects.

SHS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI NOMINATIONS

Know of a graduate of Strongsville High School who is an exceptional businessperson, community member, charitable volunteer, educator, etc.? We are now accepting nominations for the SHS Distinguished Alumni program. A new class will be inducted in April, 2022. Nomination forms can be found HERE and are due no later than January 15. #foreveramustang

SOLO ACADEMY ENROLLMENT FOR 2ND SEMESTER - 12/10 DEADLINE

The enrollment window to register for the SOLO Academy for the second semester is now open and will close on December 10, 2021. Click HERE to complete the enrollment survey. Who must complete this survey?


  1. All current SOLO Academy students that want to enroll in the SOLO Academy or In-Person learning for the second semester MUST complete this survey - one per child. When completing the survey, you will either elect to remain in the SOLO Academy or elect to return to in-person learning. As a reminder, the decision that you make is for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year and you will not be able to make a change in placement until August 2022.

  2. All current In-Person Learners that want to enroll in the SOLO Academy for the second semester MUST complete this survey - one per child. As a reminder, the decision that you make is for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year and you will not be able to make a change in placement until August 2022.


Enrollment in the SOLO Academy is at the discretion of Strongsville City Schools, based on academic and attendance criteria. If your child is not permitted to enroll in SOLO Academy for the second semester due to these criteria, you will be notified no later than December 10, 2021.

Woods Technology Class

Diab Abboushi shows off the chair he made in Woods Technology. Mr. Hardoby and his students are working with wood to build usable supplies for students and their families.
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