Breakfast with the Easter Bunny was a huge success. Thanks to the Salvation Army for hosting and the VASJ students for helping.
BlabOnAirCares thanks everyone who came out Saturday, March 21,2015, making Cops And Kids: Bridging the Gap, an enormous success. In a climate, where images and words dominate local and world news about the disconnect between police and the people they serve, we came together in hopes of bridging the gap. On this Saturday morning at Mitchell's Ultra Lounge residents near and far came together to do more than sit and listen. Headlining a panel of five was Sgt. Kevin Jackson. Also, panelist Officer(s) Dawn Bybee, Brandon Tisdale, Sherman Whatley and Justin Jackson brought their experience to an audience seeking to hear a message to dispel perceptions and foster unity. Below, you'll find recollections from people around the room:
Teacher of the Year Hillary Kaput and her class
Who has the Teacher of the Year for all Imagine Schools in Northeast Ohio? That would be right here at Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence. Hillary Kaput started at Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence in 2010 as a Kindergarten teacher and won teacher of the year in her current position as a second grade teacher. Mrs. Kaput strives for academic growth for all students, a positive classroom culture through morning meeting, and works as part of the school improvement team afterschool.
Mrs. Kaput was first picked as Teacher of the Year for Imagine Bella and then she moved onto the regional round. At the regional level, Mrs. Kaput participated in additional observations and interviews from colleagues to be awarded Teacher of the Year for Northeast Ohio. Imagine Bella is so proud to have this amazing teacher as part of our great team that is always growing towards excellence.
Brownie Girl Scouts from Troop #71092 kept warm serving customers at their drive-up cookie booth
The Girl Scouts in Brownie Troop #71092 and Cadette Troop #71440 appreciate the support shown by the neighborhood at their recent "drive-thru" cookie booths at the LaSalle Theater. Northeast Shores was kind enough to provide the space and promotion to the troops, which together serve more than 35 girls in the Collinwood/Euclid area. Over the two Friday nights, the girls sold more than 350 boxes of cookies for a profit of almost $250 (the troop keeps about 69¢ per box sold).
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students/ senior citizens.
I had the pleasure of recently attending the Euclid Chamber of Commerce “Taste of Euclid” Annual Business Awards Dinner held at the Irish American Club. The event is a special evening which recognizes the accomplishments of several businesses, organizations and community leaders. Guests dined on the cuisine of numerous area restaurants and caterers which offered a “taste” of some of their most popular menu items. The evening was a wonderful celebration of Euclid.
Graduates of Class #28, Euclid Citizens Police Academy with Sgt. Joel Barron
Question: What is the Euclid Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association?
Answer from: Guy Wolford, Alumnus, Euclid Citizen’s Police Academy Class #28, fall 2014, & Member, Euclid Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (ECPAAA)
To answer this question, an explanation of the Euclid Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy is needed. The CPA is an 11 week program that is devoted to giving private citizens who either live or work in the city of Euclid the chance to “go behind the scenes” and learn the inner workings of their local police department. Each week, the class focuses on one or more different areas of law enforcement, and features a guest speaker from a particular specialty who provides an informative presentation and also fields questions. Each officer or representative who speaks is forthright, honest, and stresses that no question is considered “off limits” if it is pertinent to the discussion at hand. I recently completed Euclid Citizen’s Police Academy class #28 which was led by Sgt. Joel Barron, the training supervisor for the Euclid Police Department. I found that I not only gained an increased respect for the work that my local police department does on a daily basis, but also developed a want to continue my involvement to help the Euclid Police.
As we leave winter behind, walking to Sims Park is a good exersize.
Armond Budish took office as Cuyahoga County’s newest Executive in January, 2015. One of Mr. Budish’s first initiatives was to meet with one hundred business leaders from throughout Cuyahoga County in his first hundred days in office. Last month, representatives of four Euclid-based businesses joined in a round-table discussion that brought the Executive one step closer to his goal.
In a January article in The Plain Dealer, Mr. Budish was quoted saying “We have a unique and diverse blend of talent, experience, and brainpower among the leaders in our business community." The County Executive is striving to capitalize on that local business talent to make Cuyahoga County an ideal place for job creation and business development.
Euclid High School freshmen made the most out of OGT (Ohio Graduation Test) Week. While their sophomore contemporaries were busy testing, EHS freshmen were touring local colleges. Students had the opportunity to visit Tri-C East, Ursuline College, Notre Dame College, Lakeland Community College, Tri-C Metro, Hiram College, Kent State University (Twinsburg), and Lake Erie College. These field trips helped students understand the importance of setting goals and working hard to achieve them.
College representatives explained to students the requirements for admittance and what colleges look for in potential students. While we know college is not the next step for all of our students, it is important for them to see the opportunities available to them.
Tyler Bishop and Kristijan Filipovic took home top honors as winners of the 23rd Annual Automotive Technology Competition at the Cleveland Auto Show. Bishop, Filipovic, and Mr. Rozman will head to the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City on April 7th and 8th, where they will compete against other high school automotive tech students from across the country during the New York International Auto Show.
Bishop and Filipovic both took home a $5,000 scholarship to their choice of Cuyahoga Community College, the University of Northwestern Ohio, or Stark State College. A special thanks to Classic Lexus, they allowed our students to prepare for the competition with an RX350 (which is the same vehicle that was used in the competition). Congratulations to Mr. Rozman, Tyler Bishop, and Kristijan Filipovic!
For the fourth year in a row, Central Middle School owns the LEL 8th Grade Girls Championship as they defeated Bedford Heskett Middle School 36-27. The girls finish the season 19-0. Congratulations to coaches Mo and McCrystal on the title. Connie Chaplain was voted MVP of the league and tournament. Zaria Johnson was voted best Defensive Player. Tarasia Williams was also voted to the all-tournament team. What a great season ladies, we look forward to the girls competing for GCC titles in the years to come. Congratulations Panthers!
Fifth-grade students from Arbor Elementary School participated in a STEM engineering challenge at Euclid High School. Their challenge was to design and construct a boat that takes into account buoyancy, the properties of materials and design constraints. Students created boats and tested how well they floated when adding pennies to them. High school engineering students from Mrs. McGarry's class helped the fifth-graders through the challenge. Science is such a great connector.
At the Business Professionals of America State competition held in Columbus last month, two Cisco Networking Academy students qualified to advance to the National competition in Anaheim California on May 7th. Marte Kimbrough and Marc Edwards advanced to the National competition in Computer Network Technology. Marc placed third in the State while Marte finished in the top five. Kevin Hruska and Ajlin Novic also competed in the Systems Administration Using Cisco, finishing in the top ten. Both competitions focus on objectives covered in the CompTia Network + and Cisco CCNA industry certifications. This marks the seventh year in a row students from the program have qualified to advance to the National Competition. Congratulations to Mr. Roy Pignatello and all of the Cisco students, we are Panther Proud!
17 band and orchestra students from Forest Park and Central Middle Schools participated in the District 7 OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest on Saturday, March 21. The competition took place at Memorial Jr. High School in South Euclid. Each student represented the Euclid City Schools in a very positive way earning scores ranging from outstanding to good. All of the instrumental music staff is very proud of all the results from the day. We would like to recognize and congratulate the following students for their dedication and hard work.
Saturday, March 21, 2015, Euclid High School NJROTC competed against six other JROTC units during a Drill and Color Guard team competition at Akron/Garfield High School. EHS won first place in every event except one and earned the overall trophy!
Personnel/Uniform Inspection (1st place) Led by Cadet Monique Jenkins
Armed Platoon (1st place) Led by Cadet Monique Jenkins
Unarmed Platoon (1st place) Led by Cadet Netanya Lane
Armed Squad (2nd place) Led by Cadet Alex Wadley
Unarmed Squad (1st place) Led by Cadet Dominique Allison
Color Guard (1st Place) Led by Cadet Elizabeth Clack
Commander Morek and SgtMaj Rethage are very proud of the EHS NJROTC students' conduct and performance! Our students are living proof that discipline, teamwork hard work, 100% effort, motivation, dedication, and determination does pay off!
Do you want to become a better speaker or leader, but can’t afford those expensive seminars? Are you looking to get to the “next level” in your job and need to improve your communication skills? Do you want to learn about effective communication through hands-on experience in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere? Then put your best foot forward and attend Toastmasters Club meetings right here in Euclid at the Euclid Public Library!
Since October 22, 1924, when Toastmasters' founder Ralph C. Smedley held the first meeting in the basement of a YMCA in Santa Ana, Calif., more than four million men and women have become more confident speakers and leaders through the Toastmasters experience.
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 313,000 strong. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,650 clubs in 126 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.
The Bailey Toastmasters Club meets every Thursday, except federal holidays, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Euclid Public Library, 631 East 222nd St. Meetings are free and open to the public. Visitors are always welcome.
For more on Toastmasters: www.toastmasters.org
LaBena Fleming of Hospice of the Western Reserve
Hospice of the Western Reserve - along with other national, state and community organizations - is participating in a national campaign running now through April 16, 2015 National Healthcare Decisions Day, to highlight the importance of making personal healthcare choices known. Free downloadable web resources and community educational events are planned.
Hospice of the Western Reserve has scheduled the following free east side community educational opportunities. Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will documents will be available and a representative from Daniel P. Seink Co., Ltd., will be available to answer questions and witness the signing of documents. Both sessions are open to the community; no reservations required.
Friday, April 10, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Hts.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Euclid Lakefront Community Center, One Bliss Lane
March 30 - April 6 - Spring Break - No School
April 20 - May 8 - End of Year Assessments (PARCC, Science, and Social Studies)
April 21- 3rd Grade Reading OAA
April 21 – 4th Grade Ohio Statehouse Trip to Columbus
April 29 - Spring Concert and Art Show
May 4 and 5 - 5th Grade Cincinnati Trip - Underground Railroad Simulation
Congratulations to Mrs. Kaput's class for winning the Character Bowl! Which class will be next?
Congratulations to Mrs. Kaput's second grade class on winning the Character Bowl! Their prize was a full week of Dress Down, even Mrs. Kaput got to dress down! The Character Bowl will continue throughout the school year. Classes can earn points from 100% attendance, 100% homework completion, and showing growth on their next STAR Assessment. Those classes that earn the most points will earn a dress down day. Recent winners of the Character Bowl include Mrs. Dudley’s third grade class and Mr. Fiore’s fourth grade class. Way to go!
Ms. Varney's Kindergarten class at the Rain forest.
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In March, all classrooms from Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence went on an adventure to the zoo. Even with the colder temperatures still lingering, students were able to explore the rainforest, elephants, primates, and aquatic creatures that were found as indoor exhibits. Some grades completed a scavenger hunt during their trip, made observations of animal behavior, or extended writing activities about their favorite animals at the end of the day. Check out the photos of our students engaged in another memorable day of learning.
The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well at this year's Invention Convention. Each year, Our Lady of the Lake School challenges its students to get creative and apply their technology skills, with unique inventions that help solve real-life problems. The students come up with remarkable ideas, and judges from the community are impressed by the quality of their presentations. Applied learning is a great way to stretch students' thinking, and engaging with professionals in the field to have their materials critiqued helps students work to a higher level. We're proud of this next generation of innovative thinkers!
Our Lady of the Lake Parish has been celebrating its fifth anniversary year with a series of monthly events. In March, parishioners turned out to support the Euclid Symphony Orchestra and the Euclid Hunger Center. Thanks to a generous donor, anyone contributing to a Hunger Center food drive was given free orchestra tickets. What a fun way to support our community, and some of its great non-profit organizations! We look forward to more fun events throughout 2015.
Pi day was Saturday, March 14, 2015. The sixth graders at Our Lady of the Lake School celebrated it on Friday, March 13, 2014. Sixth Grade teacher, Mrs. Rossman, set up four stations that included making a stem and leaf plot of the first one hundred numbers of Pi, making observations of the height and circumference of objects, and even snacking on round cookies at one of the stations. Mr. Nocero came to help on Pi day. We measured the circumference and diameter of objects in his station and then divided the circumference by its diameter. Voila, Pi!
Students from SRW School celebrate their work on the upcoming Taste of Nations Gala
If you love homemade ethnic food, why don’t you join us at our annual Taste of Nations Gala, which is being held on Saturday, April 18,2015. The evening will begin with a Polka Mass (The Joey Tomsick Orchestra is providing the music), followed by dinner at 5:45 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.) This is a wonderful opportunity for guests to experience many different international cuisines representing those of Eastern Europe, Germany, the Phillipines, Ireland, Italy, and Latin America. Parishioners have been preparing and making items to be served in these food rooms.
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is now open for children in preschool through Grade 8. In partnership, St. John of the Cross and Ss. Robert and William Catholic School are accepting applications for enrollment. Euclid residents with school age children that would be assigned to Bluestone, Arbor or Shoreveiw Elementary as well as Forest Park or Central Middle School may be eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship. For more information or to set up a Kindergarten screening, please call Maureen Frydl at 216-731-1515, ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.srwschool.cc to download and application.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School is performing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. This retelling of a classical fairytale features students in 4th through 8th grade. The performances will take place in the Ss. Robert and William gym, is free, and open to the public with doors opening a half-hour before curtain.
Fr. John Betters and Fr. Scott Goodfellow want to open the door for Catholics wishing to return to their faith. So on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. they will welcome anyone seeking a way back and try to remove the stumbling block that might be preventing it. The meeting will take place in the Upper Hall of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School, 351 East 260th Street. There is no agenda. The evening will belong to those who are seeking answers, clarification or simply someone to listen, in an effort to help them know that the Catholic Church wants them to come home.
Please help us spread the word. If you know someone you think would appreciate such an opportunity, tell them to join us. No reservations are necessary nor do you need to be from the Euclid area to attend. Call 216-731-1515 for more information.
Newly Created Media Club In Shore Cultural Centre
Are You A Student In Euclid Schools?
Have You Every Desired To Be On The Radio?
Learn Broadcasting Techniques?
Be Part Of A Team?
Then This May Be For You!
Contact Chris Cipriani At Shore Cultural Centre 216-289-8578
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School in Euclid took home 10 awards and 2 honorable mentions at the 2015 edition of the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) held at The Cleveland State University March 9-12, 2015. 79 area schools participated in the regional science fair.
Honored with a special award from the U.S. Navy and Marine Corp – Office of Naval Research was 7th grader, Grace Delaney, for her project, How Water Floats on Water. Eighth grader, Patrick Sweet, was honored by the Parker Hannifin Corporation for his project, Solar Energy: Financial Savior. Patrick will be attending St. Ignatius High School in the fall.
Parishioner Mary O'Neill (and Wags) showcase the 55" T.V. that will be raffled off at The Taste of Nations.
For their Fifth Anniversary, Parishioners share their thoughts on reasons they celebrate Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish.
Euclid Symphony Orchestra concert at Shore Cultural Centre, showcasing new curtains.
Meg McGarry, Chair of the original committee to obtain a cultural centre for Euclid in 1980, recently discussed the Shore Cultural Centre auditorium and the importance of this venue for the community. “Shore is a beacon now for all who wish our community to excel. The Cleveland Orchestra once played in our gorgeous theatre wing, remarking on its excellent acoustics. Quite a compliment from one of the top five orchestras in the entire world! The most recent addition to the theatre are the new red stage curtains, bringing vibrancy and efficiency to our performances. We are most grateful for this gift.”
Recently Shore Cultural Centre was fortunate to receive anonymous donations to purchase the new curtains for the theater, and they had their premiere during the “Remember the Pines” production last fall. “We are very thankful for the community members that care deeply about our building, and the activities that take place in our auditorium. We’re on a mission.”, stated Property Manager Laura Kidder. “Attending the Euclid Symphony Orchestra concert this past December was a joy, and the new curtains made the event even more festive!”
Poet Devlinbleu Chambers
Devlinbleu Chambers is a 15-year-old from the Sunny Cliff Drive neighborhood. He will be competing against other Cleveland area youth reading original poetry. Four winners from her event will move on to the national Youth Poetry Slam this summer in Atlanta. The event was at Spaces Art gallery on Saturday, March 28.
The Collinwood Nottingham Village Development Corporation will be the hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 19, 2015 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall 15519 Holmes Ave. Cleveland 44110.
Another season of AAU basketball is underway for Beat The Streets (BTS). Teams are practicing and eagerly getting ready to participate in their first tournament of the season. Teams participate in tournaments throughout the area,almost every weekend giving them the opportunity to play teams from other states and even Canada. The season will run through Memorial Day Weekend.
BTS was formed in 2010, with a purpose and goal to fill the void in the area of opportunities and activities for the youth in our community. With the unfortunate news of Euclid PAL dismembering, we wanted to offer the youth a new program in which they could grow and participate in programs to keep them safe and off the streets.
As the founder and chairperson of the E. 200th Street Stroll, I know why I love and promote this community event throughout Euclid. I’ve expressed my devotion to our street, community organizations, and our Stroll volunteers for the past 8 years. In our 9th year, I think you have heard enough of my words and I want you to know why others in our community believe in the power of our Stroll. I give a big thank you to some of our Super Strollers and hope that all of our Euclid residents and guests experience this year’s Stroll on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Kiddie City children at Memphis Kiddie Park
Join us for five hours of fun for adults on Saturday, April 18th and you’ll help give 72 children and their teachers many days of fun learning for an entire year! You can be a partner in education when you join us for our adult Kiddie City Funds for Fun event at the East Side Irish American Club on Lake Shore Blvd. on Saturday, April 18th. Tickets for our pasta buffet dinner with snacks and beverages, beer and wine are $30 per person, $55 per couple and $275 for a table of 10. Dance with DJ Dennis from Platinum Entertainment (and Platinum Auto too) and take a chance on some wonderful auction items and raffles. Act like a kid one more time, have some great food and lots of fun for a great cause. Contribute to our basket raffle as an individual or business and we’ll be doubly appreciative. Call Jen Boger or Dayna White at 216-481-9044 for tickets or more information.
Books galore at the Euclid Public Library Friends' Book Sale
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After six months of sorting and a frantic day of set-up, the Spring Book Sale, held by the Friends of the Euclid Public Library, will be on April 25th and 26th, with a preview night for members on the 24th. There will be one table of special books with higher prices. Aside from that, hardbound books are 50¢; paperbacks (including large ones) are 25¢. DVDs are $2.00; most other audio-visual media are $1.00 or less. Materials have been collected for half a year, and include both library cancels and donations.
The books are roughly sorted by broad library number categories. You might find a book on plumbing, gardening, business, cooking, animal care, child care, or health, all in the 600s (Technology), or something about movies, opera, crafts, or football in the 700s (Arts and Recreation). If history and travel is your thing, wander over to the 900s. Computers are in the 000s (General Works), along with journalism, Bigfoot, and flying saucers. And the 300s contain all the stuff about human society and how it works–from economics to politics to true crime.