SHS Weekly Update

March 12, 2022

Principal's Update

This Monday we have another asynchronous day. I am attaching Dr. Ryba's communication about how to proceed with explore boards.

Student ‘Explore Boards’

Due to the number of activities that were available on our February boards and the average number of activities completed by students, you will notice that some activities are the same and some new activities have been added. The evolution of the Explore Boards for March has been based on your feedback. In addition to the links below, teachers will have these Explore Boards posted in their Google Classroom. Although we are sharing these boards now, there is no expectation that students work on them prior to Monday (3/14).

  • Click here to access the Explore Board for SHS / Grs. 9-12

‘Explore Boards’ Directions

  • Students should engage in as many of the Explore Board activities and experiences as they can based on what sparks their interest.
  • Next to the title of each cell is a reflection link that is unique to that activity. There is also a link to all of the reflection forms in the center cell. If a student completes an activity, s/he will click on the reflection link for that cell and complete the brief reflection no later than Tuesday, March 15th by 7AM.
  • For every Explore Board activity / reflection completed, students will be entered into a grade-level raffle for the chance to win some exciting prizes. The more activities students complete, the more entries they will have in the raffle!
  • If parents / students would like to share a picture / post of the work being done on the Explore Board activities on social media, use the #SCSExplores hashtag.

Teacher-Assigned Work

Some teachers may require your child to complete certain cells on the Explore Boards, such as the ‘Classwork Catch Up’ or ‘Organize’ option or engage in an activity to extend their learning from previously learned topics. If work is assigned outside of the Explore Boards, it will be limited and there will be no requirement to log on at a specific time to meet as a class on Monday.

I hope you and your children have a fun day and a wonderful long weekend together exploring all of these great learning opportunities!


Dr. Cameron M. Ryba


Train Like A Pro

Join us for the train like a pro 5k at the high school.

On Saturday April 30th at 9:00 am the 5k and wellness fair will begin. Proceeds will be going to our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports programming.

PBIS incentives are good for student morale and supports Strongsville High School having a good culture for students.

The QR code for the race is below.

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Monday, March 14
Asynchronous Day for Students / Professional Development Day for Staff

Wednesday, March 16 & Thursday, March 17 - 7:00pm
All-City Orchestra Concerts
Strongsville High School Auditorium
Watch the live stream HERE

Monday, March 21 & Tuesday, March 22 - 6:30pm
All-City Band Concerts
Strongsville High School Auditorium
Watch the live stream HERE

Wednesday, March 23 - 7:00pm
All-City Choral Festival
Strongsville High School Auditorium
Watch the live stream HERE

Thursday, March 24 - 7:00pm
Strongsville Board of Education Meeting*
SCS Administrative Offices (18199 Cook Ave.)
* SCS Board of Education Meetings are live streamed HERE

Academic Awards

Academic award letters were mailed last week to students who will be receiving an award. Please allow extra time for letters to arrive via US mail.

Click the links below to see if your child will be receiving an award.

9th Grade Award Recipients

10th Grade Award Recipients

11th Grade Award Recipients

12th Grade Award Recipients


Strongsville PTA held their annual ‘Founder’s Day’ celebration last week, recognizing ten individuals who have made significant contributions of their time and talents to Strongsville City Schools. Click HERE for this week’s episode recapping this special night.


Faith Lee's scientific research paper was accepted for publication by The International Journal of High School Research (IJHSR).

Her project—evaluating trends of facial recognition rates in different criminal lineup structures—began in AP Research but continued to develop independently through the next year. Faith's paper is officially scheduled for release in August.

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Mr. Jenkins interviewed about SHS theatre.

ELA teacher Jeremy Jenkins was recently interviewed for the THED Talks podcast, a podcast for theatre teachers and theatre education students. We discussed a variety of topics including creating a culture of community, designing new curriculum, and recognizing and celebrating the impact we have as theatre teachers. The podcast can be found on Apple iTunes, Spotify, or by following this link.

CCP Information

A reminder that the Intent to Participate Form is due for College Credit Plus by April 1st. If you did not attend the CCP Information meeting on February 11th, please make sure that you review the following video and slide show for step-by-step information about the College Credi Plus program.

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Intent to Participate

Mustangs Team Shop

Looking to add to your Strongsville Mustangs wardrobe and get some updated Mustangs gear? Click HERE to visit our special, limited time Mustangs Team Shop for short-sleeve t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and MORE! Personalized merchandise is also available. Hurry - Team Shop closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, 3/27!
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Congratulations to the SHS Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Treble Choir, and Cantorum - all groups earned Superior ratings at last week’s OMEA competition. With the Superior ratings, these talented musicians qualified for the upcoming state competition!
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SHS Cheerleading and Mascot Tryout Clinics for the 2022-23 school year will be held April 4th - April 7th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm each day. Tryouts will follow on April 8th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Please note: prior to tryouts, there will be a mandatory Parent Meeting on March 28th at 6pm in the SHS auditorium. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact SHS Cheer Coach Jen Orlosky at jorlosky@scsmustangs.


The Strongsville Athletic Boosters will be selling Calendar Raffle tickets throughout the month of March. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from an SHS student-athlete or HERE. Raffle drawings begin April 1st, with a winner chosen each day throughout the month of April! Over $3,500 in prizes will be given away! Proceeds benefit Strongsville's athletic program and student-athletes.
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Celebrate your senior with a graduation yard banner! The 5 ft. x 2.5 ft. banners come in three different designs and are perfect for celebrating members of the Class of 2022. Order yours today - click HERE for additional details. Proceeds benefit Strongsville Lacrosse.


Make plans for the entire family to attend the ‘Magic Gives Back’ event on Sunday, April 10 at 3pm in the Strongsville High School Auditorium. This exciting show features the unbelievable magic and stunning illusions of world-famous Rick Smith, Jr. Initial proceeds from this event will go toward the Kinsner Elementary PTA. If over 600 tickets are sold, additional proceeds will benefit Strongsville Council PTA. Invite friends and win prizes, including a backstage “Meet & Greet” and an Oculus Quest 2 - click HERE for details. Click HERE to purchase tickets.


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).


Did you know that students who pack their lunch can still receive FREE food items at school? Even if you are sending your student to school with food from home, they are still able to receive a fruit, vegetable, and milk for FREE! It's convenient and saves money for families - just pack the main item for lunch and let SCS Food Services take care of the rest!