Over the past few years, our schools have experienced state-recognized growth and progress, and have earned rewards for distinguished fiscal management from the State Auditor. The Euclid City School District’s 8.7 mill operating issue on the November 3rd ballot will provide our schools with the funding needed to preserve and build upon our state-recognized progress and growth. The operating issue would replace a portion of the funds our schools lost with the non-renewal of a levy in 2018. Without the issue, our schools will be forced to make devastating cuts to education.
With Euclid Schools returning in a remote format through at least October 16, the importance of quality technology at home is critical for learning. Our schools have distributed chromebooks to all middle and high school students, and iPads to K-5 students. Still, families need technology to help close the digital divide, and support learning.
On July 30, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health recommended that schools return remotely for the Fall, citing increasing cases and COVID-19 positivity rates here in our county. Our Board, teachers, and administrators have worked tirelessly over the summer to prepare a hybrid-return plan that addresses our student and family needs. However, with the Board of Health issuing the recommendation, our Euclid Schools have altered plans and all students will learn at-home in a virtual environment for at least the first marking period - through October 16th.
Andre Rudolph will serve in the capacity of Principal at Euclid High School. Mr. Rudolph is coming to Euclid City Schools from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District where he previously served as proud Principal of Cleveland’s JFK E3agle Academy and James Ford Rhodes Comprehensive High Schools, respectively. He also served as Assistant Principal at Warrensville Heights High School and Andrew J. Rickoff PreK-8 school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Prior to coming back to NE Ohio, Mr. Rudolph worked in SW Ohio in several roles from teaching to administration in a charter school network after his time at Miami (OH) University. He is excited to join the Euclid City School District.
The Euclid Panthers defeated Brunswick 14-7 in their opening game of the season.
We're thrilled to be providing 1:1 technology for all of our K-12 learners! Check out today's crowd at Arbor and the Board office picking up iPads and chromebooks to supplement the learning experience!
#OurEuclid Schools are providing curbside meal distribution to support families and students during virtual learning. We want to ensure our students are well-fed & have enough energy to withstand a day of virtual learning. Two breakfast & two lunch meals will be provided to families on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm.
Parents, public officials and teachers need to ensure the safety and wellbeing of school age students while ensuring they learn. The Covid–19 pandemic has changed the way we have to think about educating our students.
Back to School? Yes. And no.
“Some students should go to school, most should stay home.” In this aptly titled and widely shared article, written by social worker and education expert, Shayla Griffin, MSW, Ph.D., eloquently and boldly reflects on the difficult decisions and impossible scenarios that parents and educators are facing as we prepare for the start of a new school year.
Over the past few years, our schools have experienced state-recognized growth and progress, and have earned rewards for distinguished fiscal management from the State Auditor. Earlier this week, our school board voted to place an 8.7 mill operating issue on the November 3rd ballot to provide our schools with the funding needed to preserve and build upon our state-recognized progress and growth. The operating issue, if successful in November, will replace a portion of the funds our schools lost with the non-renewal of a levy in 2018. This issue will prevent our schools from being forced to make devastating cuts in our buildings, classrooms, and activities. More details about the levy will be coming in future communications.
EHS Student Recognized at Congresswoman Marcia Fudge’s Eleventh Congressional District Art Competition
Congratulations to EHS student Christina S. on her placement and Honorable Mention award in Representative Marcia L. Fudge’s 2020 Eleventh Congressional District Art Competition! Chrstina placed 5th out of 35 students who submitted artwork in the competition.
Have you completed the 2020 Census? The Federal Government uses results from the US Census to determine how much funding our schools, city, and library receive. Completing the Census is easy and the results are confidential. It should take fewer than ten minutes to complete. The results will help provide funding Euclid needs for critical programs and services. Complete the 2020 Census at 2020census.gov or by calling (844) 330-2020.
Registration is open for the ‘20-21 school year. And you may have noticed signs proclaiming just a few of the reasons why families should enroll in ECSD! ECSD has so much to offer to our community. Here’s just a few of the benefits of enrolling in our schools:
ECSD understands the community has many concerns about the return-to-learning plan. Your communication helps ECSD to become a better partner, and provide the best education possible for students. Please share your questions and concerns about the return-to-school plan at euclidschools.org. ECSD will share feedback and responses to the questions at euclidschools.org for the community to view in the near future.
In July, the Euclid Schools shared our return-to-learning plan with the community. The plan includes a hybrid learning model.
The safety and education of Euclid's children are the Euclid City School District’s top priorities. Using community and teacher survey feedback, guidance from Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Education, and working with our teachers, principals, administrators, Superintendent Chris Papouras provided a return-to-learning to the Board of Education and the community on Monday, July 20th.
Euclid High School's visual communications teacher, Edith Mellen, set out to motivate her students by submitting her own art into contests. Now that artwork’s gone international.
Mrs. Mellen, who teaches the high school’s Visual Communications career technical education program, describes herself as more of a “quiet” artist. She doesn’t usually enter contests but decided to make an exception as she encourages student artists to market themselves and their work.
She submitted work to a Loo Roll Art Challenge sponsored by the UK’s Pinkfoot Gallery that challenged artists to turn“those gorgeous blank canvases” into pieces of art. Pinkfoot Gallery chose to include her toilet paper roll drawings of the famous surrealist artist Salvador Dali and they were shared on the BBC News.
“I laughed,” she said, talking about how “something so mundane as a toilet roll could go as far as it did go.”
Mrs. Mellen and a couple of her students also had artwork accepted into Ursuline College’s “Self Portrait: Artists Respond to COVID 19” virtual gallery.
“I wanted to show them that ‘you can do it. Look at what I just did,’” she said. “Some of them are doing it.”
Mrs. Mellen is having Zoom chats with her students and covering subjects like how to be an entrepreneur. She said taking classes online has forced her students to learn how to be more independent and better organized when it comes to their work flow.
“It’s always been the teacher will have to do everything,” she said. “Now they have to, too. They have a lot of things to work on.”
Mrs. Mellen, a Euclid native, has taught for Euclid Schools for 30 years.
The forthcoming Euclid School Levy, Issue 27, has so many comments either “for” or “against” its passage. I wanted to take a moment to put forth my thoughts as to why I support the levy.
Submitted by the - Citizens For Euclid Schools Committee
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
One of the greatest challenges of being a parent in the Euclid school system has nothing to do with state test scores or other external measures of educational success. Our biggest challenge is that very few people get to hear about all the amazing people, programs and opportunities that Euclid students benefit from on a regular basis.
Ever since I was little, I’ve loved being on stage and performing for people to watch. I took dance lessons for seven years and have always enjoyed singing in music class.
This time last year, my husband and I were sitting at the dining room table with our oldest son who was half-way through his freshman year at the private high school he enthusiastically wanted to attend just one year earlier.
I believe Franklin D. Roosevelt’s statement, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education,” is a truism (a statement that is obviously true); just like the statement, “you get what you pay for.”
Greater Cleveland Volunteers operates the AARP Foundation Experience Corps literacy tutoring program in the Euclid City School District in the 2019-2020 school year and we need more tutors.
The Euclid City Schools Board of Education has voted to place a 8.7-mill, 10-year emergency operating levy on the Nov. 5 ballot.
Euclid City Schools warmly welcomed students back this month as school starts for the 2019-2020 school year.
Teachers and principals will once again be on the lookout for good behavior as part of PBIS.
Euclid City Schools warmly welcomed students back this month as school starts for the 2019-2020 school year.
Christopher Papouras will serve as Euclid City Schools’ interim superintendent after
action taken by the Euclid City Schools Board of Education on Aug. 26.
Thank you to the families that attended our Back to School Kickoff and Open House. We also appreciate all the community and district resources that came to support our families. What an amazing start
Our Euclid High School culinary program participated in the Wickliffe Italian-American Club's 36th Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce serving up some delicious cuisine.
The National Congress of Black Women-Greater Cleveland Chapter is accepting application for their 2nd Annual Scholarship. One or more college scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded to a high-school senior (female)from the Greater Cleveland area. Applications can be obtained from your high school counselors, chapter member or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. OR email@example.com Late applications will not be reviewed(Deadline: Midnight, March 8, 2019). Basic critera: students who will receive their high school diploma from a high school(2019); Students who have a minimum GPA of 2.5; Students who can demonstrate community service and involvement; and students who have applied and been accepted into a college or university.
“I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures.” – Earl Warren, former Chief Justice of the United States. Ohio State Representative Kent Smith, and Euclid High School 1984 graduate, kicked off his remarks with this quote at the 32nd Euclid High School Sports Hall of Fame induction on Thursday, September 27th. The quote is from 1968, a particularly turbulent time in our country’s history, but I’m sure many would agree that the idea is still applicable today and mainly why this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony was so enjoyable, just like the past 31 events!
Greater Cleveland Volunteers will continue operating the AARP Foundation Experience Corps literacy tutoring program in the Euclid City School District in the 2018-2019 school year.
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, HGR had the honor of presenting the 2018 HGR Industrial Surplus S.T.E.M. Scholarship to Evan Ritchey, a Euclid High School senior.
Euclid High School’s robotic team, The Untouchables, set out to improve on last year’s finish, and did they ever. On April 28, 2018, teams from all over Northeastern Ohio met to do battle at the AWT RoboBots Competition at Lakeland Community College.
EUCLID, Ohio-- Thomas A. Edison once said, "The value of an idea lies in the using of it," and that is exactly what students in Dr. Josh Stephens' College Credit Plus Political Science class recognize. As part of their curriculum, students split up into four teams to come up with ideas on how to improve our city. They then took their ideas to City Hall and presented them to Mayor Gail and city leaders.
Maren Barwick, Takiya Burch, Quenaysha Copes, and Shanique Woods recognized a need for communication and outreach to Euclid teenagers, they called their presentation "Connecting Euclid." They saw a lack of communication with teens as an issue they thought could easily be addressed. One of their suggestions was for the City of Euclid to create an Instagram account. Almost immediately following their presentation, the City did just that! Two other suggestions included the city working with EHS to share news on the morning announcements and more bulletin boards at popular places teens visit.
Evan Botzki, Zoe Gatewood, Mia Casteel, and Emoni Rattliff believe that a "Community Outreach Task Force" to provide youth with productive vocational and artistic opportunities. They emphasized the need for vocational opportunities for students who are not college bound. They believe that it would be beneficial to both the city and youth "connecting young citizens who can replace an aging workforce."
Tosheania Phoenix, Christin Pondexter-Shields, and Janya Robinson developed an idea called "Euclid's Mental Health Walk" as part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Walks held annually throughout the country. Their project illustrates how the youth in our community see an immediate need to assist those who struggle with mental illness.
Jeremy Morton, La'Nisha Givens, and Courtney Herrod want people to "Stop and Shop" to support small business and nurture big dreams. Their plan builds on things the city is already doing at the Euclid Farmers Market to increase visitation and sales. Their idea is to promote local and minority-owned businesses as well as the vendors who traditionally sell their goods at the Farmer's Market in order to strengthen the local economy. Their plan includes applying for grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and several others to help drive the Farmer's Market to be an engine of local economic growth.
Not only were their ideas well thought out, they were able to eloquently share their vision through impressive presentations. Members of Mayor Gail's administrative team as well as members of city council spoke with the groups in order to refine their visions and see how the city can connect with its youth and provide them with the services and events they desire. This is the fourth year Dr. Stephens has had his students present to the mayor and council and it represents an important way for the city's youth to feel involved with their city and for the city to be able to hear directly from its residents.
Tragic events such as the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school are difficult for anyone to comprehend and process. Locally and across the country, we collectively mourn the loss of life every time such a senseless tragedy occurs. In addition, our own sorrow, fear and despair can be heightened as we watch and hear about the plight of grieving students, teachers and the affected community on the nightly news.
On May 11 at Euclid High School’s Senior Awards Ceremony, Tina Dick, HGR’s human resources manager, presented Senior Connor Hoffman with HGR’s 2017 S.T.E.M. scholarship that will go toward his first year of college at the University of Cincinnati to pursue a degree in information technology. Connor was not able to be present due to competing in a CISCO Networking Academy National Competition in Florida. A representative from the high school accepted on his behalf.