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The SMS Athletic Newsletter

Week of 11/27/22:

This week's edition includes:

  • Community Survey- help shape SCS's future!
  • SMS Cheer is Here!
  • Basketball Sideline Cheer is Here!
  • Winter Intramurals!
  • Winter Sports Update: Game/Meet schedules have been posted!
  • Spirit Wear (Christmas is getting CLOSE)!
  • 2023 Football Interest Survey
  • Student-athlete eligibility information
  • Strongsville Athletic Booster Information
  • Buy athletic event tickets from your phone
  • Youth Hockey anyone?
  • Athletic Programming from the Strongsville Recreation
  • Click/Tap HERE for previous editions of the Cold Pizza

Warm Regards,

Jason Keppler, Assistant Athletic Director

Strongsville City Schools


Strongsville City Schools, in partnership with The Impact Group, is embarking on developing a three-year strategic plan and we need your input! One of the ways we are asking for feedback is through surveys open to families of current SCS students, SCS staff, and community members. Survey Links for each group are found below. Please consider taking some time to provide your feedback, as it will be critical to the development of our goals and objectives over the next three years. Surveys will likely take 10-15 minutes to complete and will remain open through November 30th.

Strong community and family support is the foundation of a strong school district. We appreciate and look forward to receiving valuable input in shaping the future of Strongsville City Schools!

Click HERE for the Parent/Family Survey (those who have students currently enrolled in SCS)
Click HERE for the Community Survey (those who don't have students currently attending SCS)

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We Want You For SMS Cheer!

SMS Sideline Cheer is finally here and will kickoff later this basketball season. Coaches will be sending out further details to those registered through Final Forms later this week.

We still need a couple more 8th grade girls so please consider registering if interested. Anyone interested can follow the registration directions HERE. We hope to see you!



  • We are very excited to announce that intramural bowling will begin soon!

  • Dates Session 1: 11-30, 12-7, 12-14, 1-4

  • Fee- $40 includes lanes fees (2 games), shoe rental, awards.

  • Fees paid via PaySchool, online or in the office (not prorated if student misses)

  • A snack bar will be open for purchases

  • A bus will take students to T&M Lanes in Brunswick and will return students to SMS for a 5:45 or 6:00 pick-up.

  • Register HERE!

  • Registration deadline: Sun, 11/27 11:59 p.m.


  • Will begin after winter break. More details to come soon!

  • Practice schedule can be found HERE
  • Meets begin 12/3. The schedule can be found HERE


  • Games begin 11/29 versus Brunswick! Game schedule can be found HERE
  • Practice schedules can be found HERE


  • Games begin 11/29 versus Brunswick! Game schedule can be found HERE
  • Practice schedules can be found HERE

Spirit Wear

If you're looking for some spirit wear to help support the Mustangs please know that spirit wear can be purchased through the Strongsville Mustangs Athletics Website linked below. Christmas is just around the corner, don't miss out on some great gift ideas! A couple of examples of the 100's of items found in our online spirit shop are pictured below.

There is lots of other information there as well!

  • Game Schedules
  • Game Results/Recaps
  • Athletic Forms
  • Sports Medicine Info
  • Ticketing Info
  • Online Team Shop
  • Sports Registration/Tryout Info

Football Interest Survey

Supply chain issues continue to be present for football equipment. In order for SCS to get the necessary equipment to outfit our teams we need to know how much we need now. Please help us by filling out the survey linked below. Even if you think your child might not be interested please have an exploratory conversation with them. We had a TON of first year players on the 7th and 8th grade teams this year. Thanks for your help!


Player Eligibility

Player eligibility is determined by SCS and OHSAA policies. Some of the eligibility criteria is listed below.

  • Students must maintain at least a 2.0 G.P.A. Should their G.P.A. fall below a 2.0 they will be put on a weekly progress reports to assure assignments and effort are up to snuff. If not the players will be required to sit until improvement is made.
  • Students must have passed at least 4 classes in the previous quarter (5 if at SHS). Should this criteria not be met a student will not be eligible for the forthcoming athletic season.
  • Pay to Participate and previous year academic fees must be paid in order to partake in athletic games/contests. Students will be withheld from all contests until fees are paid.
  • OHSAA Eligibility Resource Center

Strongsville Athletic Boosters

The Strongsville Athletic Boosters is comprised of parent volunteers that raise funds and provide support to all of the Strongsville High School and Middle School athletic programs and student-athletes. Every dollar raised by the booster club is invested back into the student-athlete experience. We purchase uniforms, warm-ups, training equipment and other items to help our student-athletes perform to the best of their ability in representing Strongsville City Schools. Our ultimate success depends on the commitment of parents! Click HERE to join the Athletic Boosters for the 2022-2023 school year. Becoming a member not only helps your student's success but it also gets you some free SWAG. Details in the graphic below.
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The Majority of Schools in the Northeast Ohio as well as the state of Ohio utilize the Hometown Ticketing app for online tickets. Fans can now download the Hometown ticketing app called Hometown Ticketing Fan and purchase tickets for many games (home and away) through the app.


Anyone that plans on attending a home contest for the Mustangs can purchase their tickets multiple ways. Keep in mind that ticket prices are set by the GCC

All other VARSITY sporting events will have $7.00 tickets for adults and $5.00 for students.

For stand alone JV, Freshman AND Middle School games, tickets will be $4.00 and $2.00

1. Tickets will be sold online through our NEW online Ticketing Partner, Hometown Ticketing. The link can be found HERE. This is the preferred method of payment for all home contests. You can also purchase tickets by going to STRONGSVILLEATHLETICS.ORG and by clicking on each team's schedule, there is a BUY TICKETS option. If you have question, please reach out to the Athletic Office.

2. We will offer at the gate cash and CREDIT CARD sales for all home contests. Again, if you do not want to wait in line, the online ticket option would be best

3. SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS. The GCC will allow Senior Citizens into any contest free of charge. At Strongsville, we will be issuing Senior Citizen All-Access passes that will allow them to attend any HOME sporting event free of charge. Passes will issued at any ticket gate upon entrance to an event.

(Please keep in mind that when we play non-league contests away, those schools may have a different senior citizen policy)

If you have any questions about the ticketing policy, please do not hesitate to contact the athletic department.

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Calling all hockey fans/players!

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Sports Programs at the Strongsville Recreation Department

Click/tap HERE for what sports programs are upcoming for the Strongsville Recreation Department.