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Strongsville City Schools News (2020-21 Vol 5, Iss 37)

We Are Strongsville

IN THIS ISSUE - May 28, 2021

  • Important Dates to Remember

  • 60 Seconds with the Superintendent

  • Update to District Facial Covering Policy

  • SHS Creative Writing Class Produces “The Mustang Review”

  • FREE Summer Reading Resources for Grades K-12

  • Two Graduating Seniors Earn Spots on Fall College Teams

  • Annual PTA Founder’s Day Event Recognizes 10 Volunteers Making an Impact

  • Mustang Spotlight - Mr. Adam Cletzer, 8th Grade Science Teacher at SMS

  • Immunization Requirements for Incoming 7th & 12th Graders for 2021-2022

  • Boys & Girls Mustangs Summer Basketball Camps

  • ‘Right At School’ to Offer Before- & After-School Care in Our District for 2021-22

  • SHS Class of 1981 - 40th Reunion

  • Strongsville Middle School Virtual Art Show

  • Strongsville Athletic Boosters Annual Golf Outing - Friday, June 11

  • Attn: Current 5th Graders - Register for 6th Grade Camp (Sept. 10-12)!

  • Stay Safe. Speak Up!

  • Community Events

Important Dates to Remember

Sunday, May 30

Strongsville High School Commencement Ceremonies
11:00am - Last Names A-L
3:00pm - Last Names M-Z
Serpentini Field at Pat Catan Stadium
Live Streamed HERE


Thursday, June 3 - 7:00pm
Strongsville Board of Education Meeting*
SCS Administrative Offices (18199 Cook Ave.)
* SCS Board of Education Meetings are live streamed HERE

60 SECONDS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! We are proud of the accomplishments of this class and will be excited to hear about your continued successes in “life after SHS.” Click HERE for this week’s ‘60 Seconds’ episode, as we meet graduating senior Marquis Globokar, and hear reflections on her SCS journey.

UPDATE TO DISTRICT FACIAL COVERING POLICY

At last week’s Board of Education meeting, a discussion was held on district policy regarding facial coverings. Based on a review of our vaccination rates, vaccination opportunities, SCS COVID data/trends, and that our state health experts are planning to remove all current orders mandating these restrictions, the Board gave the direction that effective June 2, 2021 facial coverings will no longer be required to be worn on school property, at school events, or while waiting for the school bus. Continued use of a facial coverings will be an individual decision for our employees, students, and parents. These are the rules that will be in place for all district summer activities, inclusive of our in-person summer learning opportunities. Facial coverings must be worn through June 1, 2021.


In terms of the status of other COVID-related restrictions, those will be discussed in the coming weeks and updates will be provided as decisions are made.

SHS CREATIVE WRITING CLASS PRODUCES “THE MUSTANG REVIEW”

Mr. McNulty's Creative Writing class recently produced "The Mustang Review." It’s the first ever book of creative pieces - short stories, poems, etc. - completely written by Strongsville High School students! Each contributing student received their own printed copy. Click HERE to check out the electronic version of “The Mustang Review.”

FREE SUMMER READING RESOURCES FOR GRADES K-12

Even with summer soon approaching, many families are still looking for ways to keep their children engaged in literacy. If you are searching for opportunities to make reading a regular part of your summer routine, then look no further! Click HERE for information regarding FREE reading opportunities, available all summer long! Gain access to free reading websites, explore links to free reading materials, review high-interest book lists, and learn about engaging, interactive summer reading programs-- all provided within one link!


As we all know, summer is a time of excitement and adventure for our children. Why not let reading be part of that adventure? So go ahead, click on the link above, and see what reading has to offer you this summer. It's sure to make a splash!

TWO GRADUATING SENIORS EARN SPOTS ON FALL COLLEGE TEAMS

Congratulations to SHS Seniors Sophia Webber and Emily Shostek who have earned spots on college teams beginning this fall. Sophia will be a member of the University of Tennessee Color Guard and Emily will be on the sidelines at Bowling Green State University football games as a member of the cheerleading squad. Best of luck to both Sophia and Emily!

ANNUAL PTA FOUNDER’S DAY EVENT RECOGNIZES 10 VOLUNTEERS MAKING AN IMPACT

Congratulations to this year's Ohio PTA Achievement Award winners, recognized at this week’s annual Founder's Day event:


Whitney - Bethany Wolters / SMS - Haley LaBahn / SELP - Lauren Kirby / Surrarrer - Kelly Jungeberg / Council - Katie Hullibarger / Muraski - Vanessa Whitford / Kinsner - Mary Marconi / SECPTA - Becky Jones / Chapman - Cindy Young / SHS - Laurie Majka


THANK YOU for your continued dedication and countless volunteer hours spent in support of the students and staff of Strongsville City Schools!

MUSTANG SPOTLIGHT - MR. ADAM CLETZER, 8TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER AT SMS

Mr. Adam Cletzer is an 8th grade science teacher at Strongsville Middle School. Mr. Cletzer has been with our District for 6 years, teaching at Albion Middle School prior to SMS. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio University. In addition to teaching, Mr. Cletzer has also had the opportunity to work with the Middle School and High School wrestling programs. “This is a sport that I am passionate about, but coaching has shown me a new appreciation for the hard work of the students and their success.”


“Working with students is the absolute best part of my job. Watching them grow and learn is rewarding, but I always feel the most pride when the students learn to be self reliant and show growth. Working with middle school aged students is often difficult, but the harder the work the greater the reward,” said Mr. Cletzer.


“I have a fantastic support system here in the SMS Science Department. It has allowed me to grow and become a much stronger teacher. We also work in teams and I feel the regular interaction with different disciplines has been very beneficial in my development, as well as the students. Simply put, I could not do my job without my colleagues.”


Thank you Mr. Cletzer for your efforts and dedication in helping to develop our 8th grade students at Strongsville Middle School! #WeAreStrongsville

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING 7TH & 12TH GRADERS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Please note the following immunization requirements from the Ohio Department of Health

All students entering 7th grade need to receive the following immunizations prior to entering 7th grade: One (1) dose of Meningococcal [MCV4] vaccine (a second dose of meningococcal vaccine will be required prior to entry into the 12th grade) & One (1) dose of Tdap [tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis] vaccine


All students entering 12th grade need to receive the following immunizations prior to entering 12th grade: Two (2) doses of Meningococcal [MCV4] vaccine


Incoming 7th and 12th graders will need to show proof of having received these vaccines before they can return to school for the 2021-22 school year (exemptions are provided for under law, call for more information).


Click HERE for the form to confirm immunizations for 7th graders

Click HERE for the form to confirm immunizations for 12th graders


Strongsville City Schools Health Services


Section 3313.671 of the Ohio Revised Code states that students who do not provide documentation of this immunization will be excluded from school on the 15th day after entrance, until proof is provided.

BOYS & GIRLS MUSTANGS SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS

Join the Mustangs Boys & Girls Basketball programs for this year’s summer camp series for youth in 1st - 8th grades. Camps will be held the week of June 7th at Strongsville High School and all participants will receive a Mustangs T-Shirt and basketball. Click HERE for the boys camp information. Click HERE for the girls camp information. Register online at strongsvillebasketball.com

‘RIGHT AT SCHOOL’ TO OFFER BEFORE- & AFTER-SCHOOL CARE IN OUR DISTRICT FOR 2021-22

Our District is excited to announce a partnership agreement with the nationally recognized school enrichment provider, Right At School, to provide before- and after-school care for elementary students this fall. Right at School will be offering before- and after-school care every weekday (Monday-Friday) at each of the elementary school buildings in our District, beginning in August, 2021. Parent Forums were recently held to provide additional information about the programs being offered for SCS families. In case you missed it HERE is the video and HERE are the slides presented. For additional information, please click HERE to visit their website dedicated to the newly established Strongsville Schools program.

SHS CLASS OF 1981 - 40TH REUNION

Attention members of the SHS Class of 1981 - your 40th reunion is happening later this summer! A golf outing and BBQ is scheduled for Friday, August 27 and a get together at Strongsville’s Brew Garden is being planned for Saturday, August 28th. RSVP by May 31 to Joe Perri (jvperri@aol.com). Join the Strongsville Class of 1981 Facebook Page for additional updates!

SMS VIRTUAL ART SHOW

SMS Art Teachers - Mrs. Schindler, Mrs. Bluemel, Mrs. Ganim and Mrs. Wray - put together an “SMS Virtual Art Show” this year to showcase the amazing artwork of our 6th-8th graders. Click the links below to visit each of the galleries. Enjoy their creative work!

6th grade / 7th grade / 8th grade

STRONGSVILLE ATHLETIC BOOSTERS ANNUAL GOLF OUTING - FRIDAY, JUNE 11

Don’t miss the Strongsville Athletic Boosters annual golf outing, with proceeds benefiting the Mustangs athletic program. This year’s event will be held at Bunker Hill Golf Course on Friday, June 11. The day includes 18 holes of golf, breakfast and lunch on the course, and a dinner and auction. Click HERE to register as an individual golfer or as a golf foursome. Registration is also available for non-golfers to attend the dinner only.

ATTN: CURRENT 5TH GRADERS - REGISTER FOR 6TH GRADE CAMP (SEPT. 10-12)!

Attention current fifth graders - don't miss your chance to zipline, swim, fish, and participate in lots of fun activities with your friends at the annual Sixth Grade Camp in the fall! The Sixth Grade Camp will be held at Skyview Ranch in Millersburg, Ohio from Friday, September 10 - Sunday September 12 (students attending the Sixth Grade Camp will be excused from school on Friday, September 10th). Cost per camper is $180.00 and includes transportation to/from Skyview Ranch, meals throughout the weekend, activities and rental fees, drawstring bag, camp t-shirt and hooded sweatshirt. Space is limited, and the deadline to register is July 1 - click HERE for additional information on the camp and to register!

STAY SAFE. SPEAK UP!

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. The Stay Safe. Speak Up! link is located in the shortcuts along the right hand side on the homepage of the District website (www.strongnet.org). It can also be found on the homepage of each of our individual building websites. Reporting incidents can be made anonymously online or through a toll free number (​1-866-listen2me / 1-866-547-8362).

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Jeff Ellis' International Karate Summer Enrichment Program

Join Jeff Ellis' International Karate Summer Enrichment Program, with 100% of the proceeds going toward Strongsville City Schools. This five class program begins Tuesday, July 13th and registration is due by June 14th. Click HERE for additional program information and the registration form.


Strongsville Soccer Registration

Registration for Strongsville’s Fall Soccer league is happening now through July 25 for boys and girls ages 4-14. Visit strongsvillesoccer.com or click HERE for additional registration information.


Kindness Camp - C’s the Day

A camp for kids in grades 1-7 dedicated to EMPOWERING kids to positively impact their communities through acts of kindness, INSPIRING kids to become leaders by growing in character, confidence and personal wellness, and CHALLENGING kids to practice mindfulness in thoughts, words, and actions with self and others.

WHEN: July 5-9 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

WHERE: Albion Woods Picnic Area

Click HERE for additional information and to register for the camp.


Strongsville Football League Registration

Register now for the upcoming season of the Strongsville Football League. Cheerleading, flag, padded flag, and tackle teams for Grades 1-6 will be competing in the fall. Register at www.strongsvillefootballleague.com or click HERE for the flyer with additional information.


GOH Run Camps

GOH Run Youth running day camps provide an opportunity for young runners and those interested in running and physical activity to learn about the sport. We build confidence and character through team building, games, and activities that get everyone moving. We learn about nutrition, relaxation, and promote wellness. Campers are coached by experienced high school coaches and high school volunteers who lead the small teams of young runners. For additional information email Rae Alexander at gohrunwithus@gmail.com. Check out our website at GOHRun.org or click HERE for the upcoming GOH Run Day Camp and click HERE for the upcoming Bulldog XC Camp.


Strongsville Chamber of Commerce

Please note the following upcoming events hosted by the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce. Registration is required for all events. Please call 440.238.3366 for more information or to register. Those interested in the following events may also visit the Chamber website (www.strongsvillechamber.com) to register and to see additional details.


2021 Homecoming Festival

Wednesday, July 14th – Saturday, July 18th

Firework Display (Saturday, July 17th at Dusk)


Strongsville Chamber Golf Outing

Friday, August 27, 2021

Shale Creek Golf Club