SHS Weekly Update

October 23, 2021

Principal's Update

The high school has a lot of events happening as the fall season is in athletic playoff mode. Additionally there are many events happening this week and last week. The orchestra concert last week showcased the amazing music programs that SHS is known for. Saturday, 10/23 Fright Night is a movie night at Catan with students getting to watch movies while on the football field.

Last week our high school football team arranged and coached a girl's flag football game at the high school.

Monday we have Unified Football at the high school from 9:30 to 12:30. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability.

This week our leadership academy hosted our second training in which about 50 student leaders in the building continued to work on their leadership skills as they prepare to tackle student identified issues in the building.

There is so much going on at Strongsville High that we should be proud of.

Bill Wingler

Principal: SHS

Leadership Academy

Students use the process of sharing and self reflection to work on their ability to lead others.

Strongsville High School Student gets a perfect AP Computer Science Score

Strongsville High School Celebrates Student Who Earned a Rare “Perfect” Score on an Advanced Placement Exam

Strongsville celebrates high school graduate Kevin Whitbread for earning a perfect score on a college-level Advanced Placement® (AP®) Exam in spring 2021.

Kevin was one of only 356 students in the world to earn every point possible on the AP Computer Science Exam.

“AP courses and exams are college-level, requiring great focus and persistence among participating students,” said Trevor Packer, head of the Advanced Placement Program. “We applaud the educators who encourage students to challenge themselves, who motivate and encourage diverse students to achieve their academic potential.”

The Advanced Placement Program is committed to ensuring that students have access to the opportunities they have earned. Students who succeed in AP are not only more likely to succeed in college, but have the chance to save a significant amount of time and money by earning college credit or placement.

Colleges and universities around the world receive AP scores for college credit, advanced placement, and/or consideration in the admission process. To learn more about AP, please visit

Algebra 2 uses problem solving skills

Algebra 2 classes uses collaborative problem solving skills to open lock boxes with a prize inside.

Picture Retake Day

Picture retake day is Tuesday, October 26th in the Media Center. Retakes start at 7:45am - 2:00pm. We suggest you come during a Study Hall or students need to get permission from your teacher.

Please come for pictures if :

1. You missed Picture Day on September 14th.

2. You took pictures on 9/14 and need retakes. If you took pictures and received a picture packet, please bring those with you and turn in to the photographer.


Issue 68, the renewal levy for Strongsville City Schools, is on the November ballot. This renewal levy maintains financial stability for our District and also supports student opportunities, including up-to-date technology, updated textbooks, extracurriculars at all grade levels, and staff to support social emotional learning. Have more questions about Issue 68? CLICK HERE for answers to frequently asked questions about Issue 68.
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Through federal funds, our District has been able to add several staff positions to assist in closing learning gaps due to the pandemic. One of those positions is a secondary math coach to support teachers at the middle school and high school. Click HERE for this week’s ‘60 Seconds’ episode, to see the impact of Mrs. Scott's efforts and the coaching she is providing for teachers in our District.
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Make plans to enjoy showchoir performances from Berea High School, Westlake High School, the ETC Performing Arts School, and our very own “Mustang Express” at the “BOO”-tiful Showcase of Showchoirs event. This “frightfully great time” is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th at 7:00pm in the SHS Auditorium. See Halloween-themed performances from very talented high school singers and dancers throughout this “spooky night” of music. Tickets are $5 at the door (senior citizens are FREE!).
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The Strongsville Athletic Boosters are selling raffle tickets to win a 2022 Chevy Trailblazer LS AWD donated by Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville. The vehicle is on display in front of the SCS bus lot on Pearl Road. Tickets may be purchased for $20 each. All proceeds benefit Strongsville Athletics. The raffle drawing will be held on December 3, 2021 at the Strongsville High School Boys Basketball Game. This year, a 2nd Place Prize of $500 and a 3rd Place Prize of $100 will also be awarded! Purchase tickets online at or from any SHS or SMS student-athlete.


Don't miss the "Electrify Your Symphony" concert with world-renowned violinist Mark Wood, featuring SMS and SHS orchestra performances, on Friday, November 19. Two shows are scheduled - get your advanced tickets for the 6:00pm show HERE & for the 8:30pm show HERE.


Be the first in your neighborhood with the new Strongsville “slides”! Order this special footwear, with sales benefitting Strongsville Athletics. Click HERE for the order form or visit Hurry - order deadline is Sunday, October 24!


The COVID-19 vaccination is a key to keeping Ohio’s students in the classroom, and that’s why the Ohio Department of Health has launched Ohio Vax-2-School. Ohioans between the ages of 12 and 25 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination have the chance to win one of 150 $10,000 scholarships and one of five $100,000 scholarships to an Ohio college or university for career or technical education. The entry period is now open. To learn more about this initiative or to submit an entry, visit or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.


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).

College Planning night for Parents of 11th graders

Thursday, November 4th at 6:00 pm. Parents may attend virtually or in person. The meeting will be held in the Media Center. For those attending virtually, a link will be sent out the week of November 1st to all Junior families.

Soctober Donation

SHS Life Skills Program is hosting a sock donation drive to benefit HeavenTrain.

HeavenTrain empowers youth in the Cleveland area by providing mentoring, tutoring,

and opportunities to give back to their community.

Students can donate new socks to in their 2nd period homerooms. The homeroom with the most sock donations will get doughnuts the following week. Sock collections will run all week this week with the final day being Friday October 29th.

It Pays to Recycle

Please read the attachment to see how to get money for recycling.