SHS Weekly Update

October 2nd, 2021

Wingler Tic Tok Message

Please watch for my message about the October Tic Tok challenge.

Principal's Update

This week we had parent-teacher conferences and it was great to see the many parents that were in the building learning more about their children's classes and academic progress. This week we have another conference day this week Tuesday 10/5.


When are Parent Teacher Conferences for the first semester at Strongsville High School?

  • Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on TUES October 5th from 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm.


Where and how will Parent Teacher Conferences take place?

  • This year we are pleased to announce that you will have the opportunity to select from 3 different ways to hold Parent Teacher Conferences. You can select to have a scheduled phone conference, Google Meet (virtual platform), or an in person Face-to-Face conference.


How do you sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences for the first semester?

  • Please use this LINK

  • Please select the teachers you would like to have a conference with and fill out the Form.


What you need to know for in person Face-to-Face Parent Teacher Conferences.

  • Please note that the primary option that we are asking for Conferences to take place is through the use of Google Meet.

  • It is highly recommended that all visitors during Parent Teacher Conferences wear a face covering.

  • Please observe 6 FT social distancing while in the building.


What you need to know if you selected a Google Meet.

  • Our teachers will be emailing you a Google Meet link or Calendar Invite so you can access Google Meet for your virtual conference.


When is the deadline to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences?

  • The deadline to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences is Sunday October 2nd, at 8:00 pm.

Did You know?

Did you know that Strongsville City Schools is a Google for Education Reference District? Districts with this distinction demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology to drive impact and positive learning outcomes. Over the past year, our District has continued to integrate new software and technology tools into the classroom to address the challenges of the pandemic. Issue 68 - the renewal levy for Strongsville City Schools on the November ballot - helps continue to provide our students with up-to-date technology and learning opportunities for all students.

Special Olympics

Special Olympic athletes were honored at this past Wednesday's Strongsville-Medina soccer game. Congratulations to all of our athletes.
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60 SECONDS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT

Issue 68 is the Strongsville City Schools Renewal Levy on the November Ballot. What does this issue mean for our District and our community? Click HERE for this week’s ‘60 Seconds’ episode, as Dr. Ryba answers some of the more frequently asked questions we’ve heard about Issue 68.

2021-22 SCS DISTRICT OPERATING PROCEDURES

Have questions about our District Operating Procedures for this school year? You can view a recorded presentation by Superintendent Ryba HERE and view the presentation slides HERE.

SHS STUDENTS COMPETE IN UNIFIED SPORTS FLAG FOOTBALL COMPETITION

This week, SHS students traveled to John Marshall High School for a friendly flag football competition with several local high schools. The Unified Sports event brought students with disabilities together with their typical peers, as they competed together on the field. The goal of Unified Sports is to empower individuals with and without disabilities to engage through the power of sports and foster social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Strongsville’s team went a perfect 4-0 and are looking forward to additional sports competitions throughout the year!

SHS SPORTS MANAGEMENT CLASS CREATES SERPENTINI CHEVROLET ADVERTISEMENT

Mr. Bent’s SHS Sports Management class had the opportunity to develop a commercial for SCS District partner Serpentini Chevrolet. Several students in the class starred in the thirty second spot which showcased our fall sports student-athletes. The class developed the advertisement from start to finish, from initial concept and ideas through post-production editing. Click HERE to see the finished thirty second advertisement!

PURCHASE YOUR STRONGSVILLE “SLIDES” TO BENEFIT STRONGSVILLE ATHLETICS

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 https://strongsville.itemorder.com/. Hurry - order deadline is Sunday, October 24!

SPIRIT WEAR SALE TO SUPPORT STRONGSVILLE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC BOOSTERS

Get your “Musical Mustangs” gear and support the Strongsville Instrumental Music Boosters! Click HERE for the SHS Band & Orchestra Spirit Wear and Yard Sign store. Order today - this special online store closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, October 3.

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS CAR RAFFLE - WIN A 2022 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS AWD!

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 https://strongsvilleboosters.membershiptoolkit.com/Home or from any SHS or SMS student-athlete.

STAY SAFE. SPEAK UP!

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).

SHS Homecoming Dance 2021 – “A Night in New York”


Saturday, October 9th, 7-10 PM @ Catan Stadium


In case of rain, moved inside to multiple gyms; masks required indoors



Each SHS student buys their own ticket, $15 apiece.


Check only; make out the check to Strongsville City Schools.


Sold in lunch periods, Monday through Wednesday, October 4th – 6th.



Guest Forms now available to pick up in the Main Office.


You MUST turn in completed Guest Form & copy of guest’s picture ID before purchase your ticket.



These are the spirit day themes for the four day HoCo week:


Monday: Holiday day (no Halloween costumes)

Tuesday: Decades day

Wednesday: Tourist day

Thursday: Class colors


No stilettos (tall, pointy heels) worn on the turf – wear flats, wedges or chunky heels.

Questions? Email vkellar@scsmustangs.org

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Picture Retake Day

No Problem, PICTURE RETAKE DAY is October 26th!


Just remember Seniors, if you miss BOTH of these days there is another way to get your picture for the SHS Yearbook.


You can Call the Lifetouch Westlake Studio directly at 440-892-4615!! Make sure to leave a message and they will call you back!

ACT prep class.

Change your life! Gain admission to the college of your dreams

& obtain more scholarship money. Learn how to score higher on the ACT!



Premium, Cost-Effective ACT Preparation

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Strongsville High School



To learn more about our seminars, access our brief, 3:32, informational video at https://youtu.be/96iH4027ZgM or visit our website homepage https://nlpohio.com.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

Strongsville High School

Price is just $59 for Strongsville High School students.


To participate, please complete the registration form below & bring it, along with cash, check, or money order for the $59 tuition made out to Strongsville City Schools to the School Counseling Office. You also may register online at https://nlpohio.com/product/strongsville-hs-act-seminar-october-19-2021/, using a credit card for the $59 payment.


Next Level Prep, 1805 O’Brien Rd., Columbus, OH, 43228

Call Dave Dobos at 614-580-7380 or email him at dave@nlpohio.com with any questions.

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Registration Form for the Next Level Prep ACT Preparation Seminar

Strongsville High School, Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.



Name __________________________________________________________ Grade _______________



Address ________________________________________________ Student ID Number _____________



City _____________________________________ State ____________ Zip ______________________



Telephone ____________________________ Email address ___________________________________


To register, please complete the information above & bring it, along with cash, check, or money order for the $59 tuition made out to Strongsville City Schools to the School Counseling Office. You also may register online at https://nlpohio.com/product/strongsville-hs-act-seminar-october-19-2021/, using a credit card for the $59 payment. Thank you!

SHS Guidance Support Days

College Application Day


We will be hosting a College Application Day on Wednesday, October 13 9:30 -12:30 in the media center.
College Reps will be here to answer questions, offer fee waivers, and give some freebies. We ask that you complete this sign up if you plan to attend.
SHS Counselors will be available to help you complete your applications, too!

Reps from the following colleges will be here:
University of Akron (Free Swag to students who apply)
Baldwin Wallace University
Bowling Green State University (Free Application if you apply this day/Instant Decision)
Kent State University (Free Application if you apply this day)
University of Cincinnati
Cleveland State University (Free Application if you apply this day/Instant Decision)
Ohio University (Fee Waiver Code)
Cuyahoga Community College (Free Swag)




Helping your 9th, 10th, or 11th grader Explore Careers, Colleges, and Majors?


Naviance is an amazing tool that helps parents and school staff understand students’ interests, strengths, and needs,
so you can individualize support to help them reach their goals.

SHS Guidance Staff will be available to help you navigate the system from a parent point of view. The next drop in help session is October 5 5:00pm -6:00pm in Room 913 (upstairs in the Media Center)


Financial Aid/FAFSA Meeting


All 12th grade students and families are encouraged to attend the virtual Financial Aid/FAFSA Presentation on Tuesday, October 5th at 6:00pm. Our presenter is from the office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarship at Tri-C. Here is a link to the virtual Financial Aid/FAFSA Presentation. The link will be live on the evening of October 5th and can also be found under "SHS News" on the main SHS website.

PSAT Day 10/13

The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered on October 13th. We are allowing all students in grades 9-11 to participate in the test this year.


Registration will open on September 22 at 7:00 a.m. on the high school website. Registration will close on October 6th at 11:59 p.m.


There will not be any late registrations allowed.


To register for the PSAT please click the link below. The link will be live starting Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00am



PSAT registration info

Bell Schedule on this day will be

7:20-8:00 Preadministration

8:00-10:55 Test time (including breaks)

10:55-11:05 Return materials/class transition 10m 11:05-11:25 4A (20 min)

11:25-11:45 4B (20 min) 3 min transition

11:48-12:08 5A (20 min)

12:08-12:28 5B (20 min) 3 min transition

12:31-12:51 6A (20 min)

12:51-1:11 6B (20 min) 3 min transition

1:14-1:48 7th (34 min)

1:51-2:25 8th (34 min)


As in the past, this is a great day for seniors to make a college visit, job shadow, or come in and participate in our SHS guidance department College Application Day which will be in the media center from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM.