SHS Weekly Update

September 3, 2022

Principal's Update

We have completed the sign ups for our senior parking spots. This is the first year that our seniors will be able to paint their own spots.


Seniors: If you signed up please check your email for what paint to buy, when you can paint them, how to pay for the spot, and getting approval for your design.


This month we are looking at school spirit and having fun in the building. Our homecoming dance is on the 24th and on Friday the 23rd we will have our first pep rally of the year.


Students please wear your Strongsville gear every Friday to support our teams.



Our PBIS team is giving out incentives for students who are identified as doing the right thing. It is great to see so many students getting recognized for positive behaviors.


-Bill Wingler

Principal: SHS

bwingler@scsmustangs.org

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, September 5

NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

Thursday, September 8 - 7:00pm

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



Saturday September 24th

Homecoming Dance @ 7pm


Wednesday September 28th

Picture Day



Thursday September 29th and Wednesday October 5th

Parent Teacher Conferences 3:15 pm - 6:15 pm. (sign-ups coming)

Driving- Parking Lot

I can't emphasize enough the importance of driving safety in a lot that contains hundreds of cars and students walking throughout the day. It is imperative that young drivers are safe and follow posted speed limits in the lots.


Students who are found racing, driving at a high rate of speed, spinning their tires, or driving the wrong way in the 1 way zones will have their parking passes removed for the remainder of the school year.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Archit Singh, Strongsville High School 9th grade (2022-2023) participated in Kyorugi (Taekwondo Sparring) in the Cadet division at WT President’s Cup Pan American Edition 2022 and won a gold medal.


929 athletes from 39 countries gathered in Jacksonville, Florida at the WT President’s Cup Pan – American 2022 from August 17 to 21. This event also awards points to the World Taekwondo (G2) ranking.


Archit also received a wildcard for the 2023 Pan American Junior and Cadet Championships

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60 SECONDS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT

Safety and security at all of our buildings is a top priority in our District. We have built a strong partnership with Strongsville’s safety services - click HERE for this week’s episode to hear more about the ways our District is keeping safety top of mind for our students and staff.

THREE SHS ALUMNI EARN SPOTS IN THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BAND

Three SHS Alumni - Joey Wyler, Adam Mayo, and Sean Bauman (Class of 2019) - have earned spots in The Ohio State University Marching Band. The Ohio State University Marching Band consists of 228 brass and percussion instrumentalists who must try out every year. Hundreds of hopefuls attend summer practice sessions and endure a rigorous audition process. Joey plays the trombone and has made it into the Band each of the past 4 years; Adam's specialty is percussion/cymbals and is in his 2rd year with the Band; Sean, sousaphone player, has made it for the first time this year. In addition, the three OSU students are great friends and have been roommates since their freshman year. Congratulations Joey, Adam, and Sean on this fantastic accomplishment!

#foreveramustang

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SHS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCE CLASS OF 2022

Congratulations to this year's Strongsville High School Athletic Hall of Fame class: 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


Click HERE for the full news release detailing this group’s athletic accomplishments.

This year’s 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. Purchase your tickets for the dinner & induction ceremony HERE. #foreveramustang

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“HERE COMES THE BUS” APP

'Here Comes The Bus' is an app for SCS families to track busing information and routes for their student(s), as well as real-time notifications. The app and complementary website - available on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, or personal computer - enables parents to see the location of their child’s school bus on its daily route. Download the ‘Here Comes the Bus’ app to monitor daily transportation information. Families that utilized the app last year will need to delete last year’s student information and add their current year information in order to receive the latest routing details and updates. Click HERE for additional information about the app.

FREE & REDUCED PRICE MEAL APPLICATIONS FOR 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

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.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 12TH GRADES

Please note the following immunization requirements from the Ohio Department of Health.

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All students entering 12th grade need to receive the following immunizations prior to entering 12th grade:

Two (2) doses of Meningococcal [MCV4] vaccine



Incoming 12th graders will need to show proof of having received these vaccines before they can return to school for the 2022-23 school year (exemptions are provided for under law, call for more information).


Click HERE for the form to confirm immunizations for 12th graders


Section 3313.671 of the Ohio Revised Code states that students who do not provide documentation of this immunization will be excluded from school on the 15th day after entrance, until proof is provided.

Follow SHS on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook

Twitter: Strongsville High@HS_Strongsville


Instagram: shs_gomustangs


Facebook: Search Strongsville High School

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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).

DARE ROLE MODEL

ATTENTION



11th & 12th GRADE STUDENTS



ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A

D.A.R.E. ROLE MODEL?

IF SO…… Please check out the flyers for DARE.

John's Safe Place

SHS has been fortunate enough to have a room designed for students who may be struggling with anxiety or depression and are having a difficult time coping at school on any given day. The room is called John’s Safe Place and was donated by the JCH Foundation. It will be available to students who need a safe place to decompress during the school day in an effort to keep you in school and then get them back to class. It’s filled with calming sensory items, a couch, fishtank, and much more. We will be hosting an open house on the evening of September 29th during parent teacher conferences from 4:30-6:00 for any parents and/or students that want to come check out the room. To hear more about the JCH Foundation and the story behind the amazing family that donated the room, please view the following You Tube Video. The room will officially open on September 6th!
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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 11, 2022, 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.


Strongsville High School


Test-optional college admissions is quickly disappearing! This fall over 400 U.S. colleges and universities are returning to test-required or test-recommended admissions—with even more indicating that 2022 will be their last year for the test-optional experiment.


To be sure, selective colleges, special programs, and scholarship providers see a student’s performance on the SAT or ACT as a highly critical factor in their evaluation of that student’s academic prowess. In short, in a post-COVID world, college entrance exams are regaining their importance.


Our six-hour preparation seminar helps demystify the ACT by explaining


--the test’s structure,

--the academic content covered on it, &

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Students learn specific, tangible strategies to answer more questions correctly, how to decipher questions designed to thwart

their performance, & specific academic content that is regularly tested on the ACT.

Each participant gets

--six hours of live, engaging, interactive instruction,

--a guided outline of strategies to approach the ACT,

--a comprehensive, 400-page, reference workbook,

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--a 5-week ACT study plan, &

--free, live, phone-in, pre-test tutoring.



Next Level Prep is a national leader in SAT & ACT preparation. We currently work with over 100 high schools here in Ohio alone & thousands of students (urban, suburban, & small town/rural) each year in states around the country. Our typical students see a

2.0 composite point increase on the ACT after taking our seminar.


Our engaging instructors consistently score 94%-plus A ratings on student evaluations. So, students emerge justifiably confident—with decidedly less anxiety—about their prospects on the test.


To learn more about our seminars, access our brief, 3:32, informational video at

https://youtu.be/96iH4027ZgM or visit our website homepage https://nlpamerica.com.

Price is just $59 for Strongsville HS students.


Register online at https://nlpamerica.com/product/strongsville-hs-act-seminar-tue-oct-11-2022/, using a credit card for the $59 payment, or complete the form below and bring it and a check to the School Counseling Center. Thank you!


Please note that your high school asks us to conduct our ACT seminars on a school day to maximize the opportunity for student participation and to avoid extra-curricular, work, and family commitments that occur on evenings and weekends.


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


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


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Registration Form for the Next Level Prep ACT Preparation Seminar

Strongsville High School, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 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 Center. You also may register online at

https://nlpamerica.com/product/strongsville-hs-act-seminar-tue-oct-11-2022/, using a credit

Congratulations SHS Polaris Ambassadors

Congratulations to Strongsville students who were recently selected as a Polaris Career Center Student ambassador for the 2022-23 school year! These students will represent Polaris at recruitment related events and help promote Polaris to potential students. Student ambassadors must meet the following requirements: maintain a B or above in all Polaris classes; maintain 95% attendance; have no excessive tardies or major discipline issues; and an instructor recommendation.



2022-2023


Student Ambassadors



Keanu Bindel, Aeronautics

Nicolas Buhtoiarov, Criminal Justice

Catherine Springer, Cosmetology

Sarah Rider, Cosmetology

Elizabeth Riddle, Cosmetology

Genesis Diaz, Cosmetology

Deliah Urzycki, Construction Trades

Nick Dasher, Culinary Arts

Allison Walsh, EMT/Fire

Lynda Stricko, EMT/Fire

Marissa Masola, Medical Professions

Zach Monyak, Precision CNC Machining

Hannah Odetallah, Pre-Nursing

Jayanna Evans, Pre-Nursing

Sarah Ren, Pre-Veterinary Science

Hunter Mantynen, Welding Technology

Make A Wish Volunteer Opportunities

My name is Robin, and I am on the team at A Special Wish Northeast Ohio (NEO). A Special Wish NEO is a local non-profit organization dedicated to granting wishes for local children between birth and up to 20 years of age battling life-threatening illnesses.


I am reaching out because we have a Princess Ball fundraiser at SouthPark Mall which is happening on September 11th, and we would be so grateful if someone could send out an email blast to the parents and guardians of the Strongsville Elementary School students letting them know about this awesome event taking place in the area. I attached the event graphic – please let me know if you need any further information.


For more information about the Princess Ball, visit: princessball.eventbrite.com

For more information about A Special Wish, visit: aspecialwishneo.org

To stay updated on A Special Wish news, visit: Facebook.com/aspecialwishneo