The School of One

November 2021

Hello So1 Students and families!

November is the month of gratitude, and we are grateful for all of you!

Please scroll all the way down for information, updates, and Student Shout-Outs for a job well done! New info and resources will be added throughout the month so please check back if you need assistance.

Wayne Marok, Principal Administrator

Maryum Sims, Principal

Rebecca Bell, Resource Coordinator

Kerry Copes, Resource Coordinator

Justine Lance, Chief Secretary

Main Office

13501 Terminal Ave Rm 103 (inside Bard Early College)

Cleveland, OH 44135

Phone: 216-838-8850

upcoming dates and events

Thursday, Nov 4: Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Nov 11: Veteran's Day (No School)

Friday, Nov 12: No School

Monday, Nov 15: Mobile dentist at Lincoln West (for our LW site students)

Friday, Nov 19: HBCU College Fair @ East Professional Center

Tuesday, Nov 23: Virtual Family Engagement Workshop for all So1 students and families @ 12noon on Zoom

"Untapped Talent"

*All students and staff are expected to attend this virtual session*

Wed, Nov 24-Fri, Nov 26: Thanksgiving break (No School)

Monday. Nov 29: Winter OST testing begins (students needing OSTs must test)

Friday, Dec 6: Student Advisory Committee Meeting @ Windows on the River

SEL scoop

The School of One has 2 Resource Coordinators on staff to help support our students and families. If you are in need of any assistance (food, clothing, shelter, mental health resources, job searches and resume writing, etc.), please contact us immediately.

Rebecca Bell (So1 sites @ Lincoln West, Rhodes, John Marshall @ Bard, LGBT Center, The Foundry)

216-562-9200 (call or text)

Kerry Copes (So1 sites @ East Tech, Collinwood, Glenville, John Adams)

216-233-8929 (call or text)

counselor's corner

Marjana Ognjenovic (also known as "Mrs. O.")

Mrs. O. can assist with the following:

* Explaining and helping with SAY YES applications

*Assisting with the completion of the FAFSA as soon as possible (FAFSA completion is required for students to receive SAY YES money)

*Applying to colleges and universities

*Career readiness planning

*Trade Schools

For questions regarding college and career access and individual FAFSA appointments, students can text TASSEL to 216-208-5866


SAY YES Cleveland scholarships are administered by College Now Greater Cleveland. All students who attend high school from 9th-12th grade and reside in the **CMSD footprint are eligible. Questions about SAY YES scholarships, including the scholarship portal, applications, and payments to schools, can be directed to:

*SAY YES scholarship hotline 216-454-5400


**CMSD's footprint includes the City of Cleveland, Bratenahl, Linndale, Newburgh Heights, and parts of Brook Park and Garfield heights assigned to the district


Advanced Technology Academy (ATA)

The ATA is a FREE Workforce Development program offering training in the following areas:

  • EMT Basic
  • STNA
  • Construction Pre-Apprenticeship (No job placement available)
  • Certified Logistics Technician
  • Industrial Welding
  • Precision Machine Technology (PMT)
  • Private Security
  • Automotive Technology
  • Patient Access Representative

Benefits include

  • Bus Tickets
  • Up to $1k in stipends
  • Job placement assistance
  • A brand new Dell laptop for incoming Fall 2021 students
  • Professional Development
  • Free tuition, books, and uniforms

Interested candidates must:

  • Have a HS Diploma or GED
  • Be a resident of Cuyahoga County
  • Be between the ages of 17-24

Feel free to contact ATA Program Manager Miguel Sanchez 216-571-0806 if you would like to discuss the different programs ATA offers. He's very helpful and easy to talk to!

Please see the attached flyer for our complete list of programming.


Student Workforce Advancement Group and Career Connects Initiative Job Opportunities Board:

**Please let Ms. Bell or Mr. Copes know if you need help with a resume and/or filling out applications!**


Please check out the links below for information regarding resources such as mental health, food, shelter, legal services, etc. or feel free to reach out to Ms. Bell or Mr . Copes for assistance.


Please like and follow for information, updates, and resources!

FACEBOOK: The School of One Cleveland

INSTAGRAM: schoolofonecle

TWITTER: @SchoolofOneCLE

District website:


Displaying work ethic and earning credits:

Armon Pannel

Kyla Hampton

Trinity Coggins

DaShaun Reeder

Outstanding Attendance:

Mariaun Bobo

Tysean Rhodes

Nashaiah Burkes

Shannaiah Burkes

James Cunningham

Fordasha Delaney

Carlos Melendez

Brianelys Ortiz

Anthony Ramos Caraballo

Peak Superstars:

Myaliya Dawson

Alyssa Hanlan

Advier Luna

Luis Matos

Jhon Reyes

Cassidy Sanchez

ImagineMath Lessons Passed Leaders:

Raekwon Barkley

James Cunningham

Anish Guragai

Alyssa Hanlan

Zion Murray

Joseph Susak

Yadhiel Vasquez

Akari Walker

Achieve3000 Top Scorers:

Raekwon Barkley (School--10/7)

James Cunningham (School--Week of 10/4-10/8, 10/19 & Ohio--10/6)

Regae' Dormendo (School & Ohio--10/16, School--10/29)

Anthony Ramos Caraballo (School & Ohio--10/2, School--10/20)

Most Outstanding Students of the "Year" October 2021:

Nashaiah Burkes & Shannaiah Burkes- "The Burkes Twins" -Both are committed to coming to school and have displayed academic and artistic strengths

Akari Walker-565 total points earned in October, 35 log-ins, 22 articles successfully read, increased reading (lexile) level by +5, and received 3 award achievements (state weekly top scorer once and school weekly top scorer twice)

Anish Guragai- Math Grand Champion, Top Performer October 2021, passed 9 out of 10 lessons using Imagine Math, averaged 70%+ on ALL individual lessons, making progress in Algebra pathway

Great job everyone!!! Keep up the great work!!!! We are so proud of you!!!

Technology Needs

Please contact Ms. Bell or Mr. Copes if you need a computer and/or hotspot to use at home.

If you have any issues with the computer you have, please first contact CMSD's Tech Services department at 216-838--0440. If they are unable to fix it, contact Ms.Bell or Mr. Copes for a replacement.

If your computer or hotspot is missing or lost, please let Ms. Bell or Mr. Copes know. You will have to file a police report in order to receive a new one. This is district policy. The district is able to remotely turn off the devices to make them unusable. You will have to provide us with

a police report number, the last name of the officer that took your report, and the precinct where you filed the report.

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Cuyahoga County Public Library Kids Cafe



AUGUST 16, 2021 — MAY 20, 2022

We know it's hard to focus on learning when your stomach is empty. That's why Cuyahoga County libraries collaborate with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide children with free grab-and-go meals during the school year in communities where the need is great. Grab-and-go meals are available while supplies last.


Brook Park Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Brooklyn Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Garfield Heights Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Maple Heights Branch
Mon – Thu / 6:00 – 7:00 PM

North Olmsted Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Parma Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Parma Heights Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Parma-Snow Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:15 – 4:15 PM

South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Southeast Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Warrensville Heights Branch
Mon – Fri / 3:00 — 4:00 PM

Energy Assistance Resources

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