John Marshall SOE - Monthly Update

March 2023

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Read Across America is March 2, a year-round program that can fit reading fun into your calendar daily, weekly, or monthly and includes big celebrations of reading on March 2 and throughout National Reading Month in March.

The titles and resources featured by NEA’s Read Across America include books that students can see themselves reflected in and books that allow readers to see a world or a character that might be different from them.

The Read Across America website includes the digital Read Across America calendar, suggestions for diverse books, reading activities, and events, reading tips for parents and guest readers, and booklists to help connect children and their families to various books, languages, and cultures and spread the joy of reading.


Senior Dues are now due!

Senior dues are currently due for all seniors graduating in June. Senior dues are $125 and cover a senior t-shirt, senior breakfast, yearbook, and a senior day trip to Kalahari Resorts. Please encourage your seniors to make their payments soon.

Senior Grades

Senior failure letters will be mailed out via certified mail at the beginning of March. Letters are mailed to seniors who are not on track with their graduation requirements. Requirements include earning 22 credits, passing all of their current classes, recovering credit for any failed classes, passing the ENG II and ALG I OST exams, and earning a state and local seal.
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Update your child's emergency contact information today

Please provide your contact information so we can reach you for school cancellations, emergencies or instant notification of your child’s absence from school.

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Become a Parent Ambassador!

CMSD is hiring Parent Ambassadors to support all our schools.

This position is part-time (15 to 25 hours a week), you must be a parent or legal guardian of a child currently enrolled at Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and engaged at your child's school. It pays $15 an hour.

Please speak to your school administrator about your desire to apply for this position.

Click here to fill out the application.

Contact Carla Hempstead, Director of FACE, for more information. 216.278.8705

CMSD Parent Ambassador Program

Family and Student Opportunities

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Call United Way’s 2-1-1 line for help with basic needs

United Way of Greater Cleveland’s 2-1-1 HelpLink is a free, anonymous referral service that handles calls from those who need help accessing resources such as housing support, utility assistance, mental health services, food, and much more.

Using United Way's 2-1-1 HelpLink is a simple, friendly, free, and confidential experience. People in need of assistance call 2-1-1 and one of United Way's 2-1-1 navigation specialists will ask a series of questions.

The navigation specialists develop customized plans using a database of more than 16,000 government, health, and human services programs.

Depending on the program, the navigation specialist follows up with the caller after a few hours or days to ensure the information provided was accurate and accessible.

Those who wish to do so can also chat online with a 2-1-1 navigation specialist by visiting

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, 2-1-1 has received more than 200,000 calls.

Callers who are seeking vaccination-related resources, referrals, and assistance can call 2-1-1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and select option 3 to speak directly with a staff member trained to provide the information. During extended hold times, callers can select a callback feature.

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Upcoming Dates - Semester 2

Mar. 1 - SAT Testing Grade 11

Mar. 17 - End of 3rd marking period

Mar. 20-Mar. 24 - Spring Break

Apr. 7 - Good Friday, No School

Apr. 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences, Early Dismissal

May 1 - College Decision Day

May 5 - Prom

May 29 - Memorial Day, No School

Jun. 3 - Graduation

Jun. 5 - Last Day of School

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Graduation Requirements for Class of 2023


Take and earn a minimum of 22 credits in specified subjects and take required tests. Students must also receive economics and financial literacy instruction and complete at least two semesters of fine arts.


Show competency by earning a passing score on Ohio’s high school Algebra I and English II tests. Additional options are available for those students who do not test well.


Show readiness by earning two diploma seals that align with the student's interests and goals. These seals allow the student to demonstrate academic, technical, and professional skills and knowledge that align with their passions, interests, and planned next steps after high school.

Click on the link for more information:

Profile of a Graduate

  • Exhibits Creativity and Innovation
  • Skilled at Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Possesses an Academic Mindset
  • Prepared for Global Citizenship
  • Skilled at Collaborating
  • Literate in Communication and Information Technology
  • Exhibits Social and Cross Cultural Empathy

John Marshall School of Engineering's Mission & Vision

The mission and vision of John Marshall School of Engineering is to provide a safe, collaborative environment where scholars are encouraged to be innovative thinkers that contribute to the technological advancement of our community. Stakeholders will engage, encourage, and empower our scholars to take ownership of their learning through a rigorous, mastery-based curriculum, with a focus on engineering principles.

CMSD's Vision for Learning

CMSD has embarked on a new Vision for Learning that is designed to be more personalized, engage students more deeply, and give them more control of their learning. Examples of strategies include hands-on mini-projects that students research and present in demonstrations of learning critiqued by adult volunteers. Or Civics 2.0, in which students organize issues forums, blog, and participate in other activities that allow them not to just learn civics but live civics.

The Vision comprises four elements:

  • Competency-based Education, which focuses on the mastery of standards
  • Schools without Walls, flexible use of time, place, technology, and talent for anywhere, anytime learning
  • Whole Human Learning, incorporating student and educator social, emotional, and cultural wellness
  • Personalized Learner Pathways, equitable, student-centered career development

John Marshall School of Engineering

John Marshall School of Engineering is a specialty high school with a unique focus on engineering principles and the engineering design process.