Front & Center

February 12, 2016

In This Week's Edition

  • Scheduling
  • Active Threat Drill
  • Stay Safe: Anti-Bullying
  • Mustang Bowl Recap
  • Construction Update
  • Winter Formal
  • Flagline
  • Track Sign-Ups
  • Student Spotlight
  • Upcoming Events

Scheduling for 2016-17 School Year

Current 7th & 8th grade students will soon be scheduling for their courses for next year. Guidance Counselors will be providing an online document for 8th graders to help guide you and your child in the selection process in preparation for high school. Click on the link below for the document.



9th Grade Scheduling Worksheet


Heather Rothkegel, current counselor at Albion, will be the counselor for ALL future 8th grade students next year at Strongsville Middle School. She will be working with 7th grade teachers to provide course selection sheets for students and prepare their schedules for 2016-17.

Stay Safe: Anti-Bullying

Strongsville City Schools is committed to curbing bullying and school violence. Below is a link for information as to how students and parents can help keep all of our students safe.



Stay Safe Flier

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Star Team Creates February Bulletin Board

Active Threat

On Monday, In conjunction with the Strongsville Police Department, we conducted an Active Threat drill in our building. This drill featured an air-horn (depicted as the weapon/threat) being set off by Deputy Chief Mark Fender at various places in the school. Staff and students were instructed, earlier that day, to react accordingly and use good judgement as whether to escape the building or lock-down and barricade. I commend our staff and students for their quick-thinking in doing their best to keep everyone safe in the eye of a threat.
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Construction Update

The new Strongsville Middle School is coming along on schedule. Cabinets and counter-tops are being installed in the science and art rooms, colorful paint is on the walls and the gymnasiums, auditorium and commons area are all starting to take shape. Hard to believe in just six short months, the new middle school will be teeming with the energy of our students and staff!
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View from inside the Commons of Strongsville Middle School

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Cabinets Installed in 8th Grade Science Classes

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Mustang Bowl Recap

Congratulations to the boys and girls basketball teams for their performances in the Mustang Bowl Finale! 7th & 8th grade girls along with 7th grade boys were all victorious, while our 8th grade boys came up just short. The stands were packed and the energy electric as Albion & Center tipped off for the last time in this fierce rivalry.
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Pulling Down Rebounds!

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Lock-Down Defense!

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Knocking Down Free Throws at the Mustang Bowl

Track Season is on the Horizon

There will be a track and field informational meeting for students on Wednesday, March 2. It will be from 3:00-4:00 in the large gym. Please pick your child up promptly at 4:00 if he/she will need a ride home. Practice starts Monday, March 7. Students should see Coach Baldyga, Martinelli, Mester, Steffen, or Wilson with any questions.

Marching Mustang Color Guard

Please click on the link below for information on the Marching Mustang Color Guard.


Color Guard Flier

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Students Expressing Medieval Europe Creatively

Student Spotlight

Ryley Mayberry, a 7th grade Star team member, is our Student Spotlight. An accomplished swimmer, Ryley can often be found in the pool! As a member of SwimStrong, Ryley swims six to seven days a week, both before and after school. Although she swims most every event, her favorite is the 100M backstroke. Ryley was chosen to be a member of the prestigious Zones team, and trained in Minneapolis, Minnesota with some of the fastest swimmers in the nation. When she's not swimming, Ryley loves to play piano. Ryley's favorite class is Advanced Pre-Algebra with Ms. Forkapa because she just loves math--and she loves that she's able to start her day in the class with her favorite subject, and such an amazing teacher. Her favorite thing about Center is the social aspect of being able to be with her friends all the time. In the future, once she's out of the pool, Ryley would like to be a teacher or a chemical engineer. The sky's the limit, Ryley!
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PTA: T.G.I.Friday's Night Out

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Important Dates & Upcoming Events


  • Feb. 15 No School!
  • Feb. 18 T.G.I.Friday's Night Out
  • Feb. 19 Mustang Mentors visit
  • Feb. 26 7:00-10:00 Winter Formal: Starry Night
  • Mar. 4 6:30 - 9:00 Rockin' at the Rec