February News Strongsville H.S.
In this Month's Edition
- Scheduling Classes for the 2016-17 School Year
- From the Desk of Mr. Smithberger
- Mustang Mentors Visit the Middle Schools
- Senior D.J. Arslanian Selected Newsnet 5 Athlete of the Week
- Juniors: New Immunization Requirement
- Organization Tip: Google Keep
- February's Featured Staff Member: Mrs. Julia Williams
- Wellness Focus: Meditation Mondays
- Upcoming February Events
Scheduling Classes for the 2016-17 School Year
Students will do this independently. Parents are encouraged to assist their child in course selection.
To register for courses
- Log into your PASS account. It will be open even if you owe fines.
- Click on Class Registration.
- Click in the boxes to select your classes.
- Don’t forget to click OK after each selection.
- Click Submit after all classes have been selected.
- You can view your classes by clicking on View Course Request at the top of the page.
If you do not see the class you want, it could be because the teacher did not recommend you for the class or you have not completed the prerequisites. If this is not the case, please see your guidance counselor.
If you have forgotten your PASS account login information, see anyone in the guidance department or call the Guidance office (440) 572-7103. Instructions will be emailed to you through your school email account.
Counselors will present scheduling information to Freshman during their social studies classes on Monday, February 8th.
From the Desk of Mr. Smithberger
Planning for Next Year
We encourage you to talk to your student about the courses they sign up for and the level of courses they select. In general we believe students should challenge themselves by taking the most rigorous curriculum they can handle because we know this will best prepare them for life after high school, but this discussion should also include their interests, your input, current teacher input, and input from their counselor. Getting the schedule right for your child will make for a better start to next year and will set them up for their next step after high school. Please reach out to your child's counselor with specific questions regarding the scheduling process.
As always, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide your child their high school education.
Mustang Mentors Visit the Middle Schools
Senior D.J. Arslanian Selected Newsnet 5 Athlete of the Week
Senior athlete D.J. Arslanian will be featured as Newsnet 5's Student-Athlete of the Week. D.J. holds not only the fastest time in nine different swimming events -- he holds the top three times in those events. And there's more, much more. This four-time varsity letter winner and varsity swim team captain is a Speedo Junior National Qualifier, a five-time All-Ohio swimmer and a two-time All-American. Next year, D.J. is committed to swim at Cleveland State University.
Watch Newsnet's 5 story on D.J. on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00 PM.
Juniors: New Immunization Requirement
Current 11th graders will need to show proof of having received the Meningococcal [MCV4] vaccine before they can return to school for the 2016-17 school year. 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 school entrance until proof is provided.
Here is a link to the immunization form for the Meningococcal vaccine. Questions about this can be emailed to Crystal Tackaberry, SCS Nurse.
Organization Tip: Google Keep
February's Featured Staff Member: Mrs. Julia Williams
Education/Training: Bachelor of Science from North Carolina A & T State University, Master of Education from Johns Hopkins University
Years at SHS: 19
Family: Married, a daughter who has two girls, a son who has one daughter
Additional SHS Contributions: Guidance Department Chair
Why did you decide to be a teacher/counselor? I decided to become a counselor because I liked working with the students but didn't have the time I wanted when I was teaching.
What do you like best about working at SHS? The students and the staff.
What might students be surprised to learn about you? People might be surprised to know that I played basketball and was a cheerleader.
Thank you, Mrs. Williams, for all you do to make SHS a great school!
Wellness Focus: Meditation
SHS students are invited to try meditation themselves. Meditation Mondays are hosted weekly by the guidance department. Students are coached through a guided relaxation exercise. (No posing or chanting is required!) Sound interesting? Join us in the Mustang Room (room 303) during lunch study hall.
8 -- Counselors will present scheduling information to Freshman during Social Studies
9 -- Senior Class Panoramic Photo
9-19 -- Online Course Selection for 2016-17 open on PASS
11 -- PTA Meeting -- 9:30 AM - Mustang Room
11 -- Parent/Teacher Conferences -- 3:20 PM - 6:20PM
11 -- College Credit Plus Meeting -- 6:00 PM - Auditorium
15 -- Presidents' Day -- NO SCHOOL