Bee Informed

Newsletter from Medina City Schools-October 23, 2020

Bee Informed

The Bee Informed is a newsletter for Medina City Schools' parents, students and community members in an effort to keep the District informed of important information and events. Historically, this newsletter has been published on a monthly basis. To be sure timely information is being provided, this newsletter will now be published bi-monthly.

Back-to-School Student Information Update Portal Now Open

The District requires that you confirm your contact information and sign off on all of the necessary paperwork each school year for each student enrolled. This year, this process has been delayed for the 2020-2021 school year and we are now asking that all parents or guardians complete the Registration Gateway Back-to-School update. All updates must be made online through the Registration Gateway system and should be completed no later than November 1. To complete your student's update, please click on this link.

Claggett Middle School's Team "Short Circuits" Place in World Championship Robofest Competition-Junior Exhibition

Congratulations to Claggett Middle School's Team "Short Circuits" Blake, Evan, and Caden placing 5th in the World Championship Robofest Competition-Junior Exhibition!

Unity Day

As a District, we observed National Unity Day on Wednesday, October 21. Students and staff wore orange in support of kindness, inclusion and acceptance.

U.S. News & World Report Releases Best High School Rankings

U.S. News & World Report recently released their Best High Schools rankings. Medina High School's rankings has made them eligible to display their Award Badge. The Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 school were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well students are prepared for college.

Good Luck Student-Athletes

Good luck to all of our student-athletes competing this weekend. GO BEES!

Medina High School Planning a European Trip for 2022

Medina High School is planning a trip to France, Switzerland, and Germany in 2022. This trip is open to all current, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th graders. There is an informational Google Meet on Thursday November 12 at 6:30 pm. Please email Mike Mozingo at for the link to the meeting.

After Prom Committee Selling Class of 2021 Signs

The Medina High School After Prom Committee is once again selling Senior Yard Signs for the Class of 2021. This is the largest fundraiser for After Prom and although we are in uncertain times, the committee is still going forward with planning and fundraising for this safe, drug & alcohol free event. The sale of the yard signs will begin on Monday October 26th. The cost of each sign is $15. For complete details and to place an order, please click on this link.

Peer Tutoring Available

Peer tutoring will once again be available this school year through the Joyce B. Ebner Tutoring Center (located at Medina High School) for all high school students. This program is made possible thanks to the continued support of the Medina City Schools Foundation. As in the past, tutoring will be available in all subject matters. In addition, preparation for the ACT and SAT is also available.

Students will be paired with National Honor Society students and other honors students. They will meet one to two times per week depending on their schedules. In addition, optional virtual tutoring will be available.

Tutoring applications are available online or at Medina High School in the Tutoring Center. All tutoring sessions will be coordinated through Carolyn Grenfell, Tutoring Center Director. Interested students and/or parent/guardians should contact Carolyn Grenfell at

"When Big Yellow Stops, Everyone Stops"

With buses back on the road, it is important to stay alert especially when students are waiting for their bus at a stop or traveling to and from school on a bus. This video discusses the importance of stopping when lights are flashing and the stop arm is out.

Medina City Schools Mobile App

Want Medina City Schools information right at your finger tips? Download the mobile app available on the Apple Store and Google Play.

Board of Education Meeting Calendar

Monday, November 2, 2020

Board of Education Work Session

6:00 PM

Monday, November 16, 2020

Board of Education Regular Meeting

6:00 PM

The District and the Board of Education feels it is important to continue holding meetings of the Board. During this time, upcoming meetings will be held virtually for the public via Facebook Live, YouTube, and on Armstrong Channel 201. Currently, public comments can be made through Zoom. A link will be provided during the meeting with comments taken during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Replays of the meeting will then be available on Medina City Schools' YouTube Channel Armstrong Channel 201, and MedinaTV Facebook page.

Upcoming Fundraisers

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