On Saturday, June 6, 2015, Euclid High School senior, Rashida Harris and junior, Brian Tillman made their way to Columbus to compete in the state track meet. Harris took second place in the shot put with a throw of 46' 6 3/4" and eighth place in the discus with a throw of 123' 2". Her shot put throw also earned her the new school record. Brian Tillman also competed for the Panthers securing an impressive seventh place in the 440. We are Panther Proud of these dedicated student-athletes!
On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 308 Euclid High School seniors gathered at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland for the pomp and circumstance of graduation. Family, friends, teachers, and administrators recognized the significant accomplishments of the Euclid High School Class of 2015.
The Euclid City School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children.
Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under or persons over 18 who are determined by a state or local public education agency to be mentally or physically disabled.
The meals will be provided in accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy.
This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.All sites will be closed on July 3, 2015. All food must be consumed on-site.
The Bluestone Running Club was an after school club developed by Leah Kasmenn for 5th-grade girls. The club met twice a week and each session began with a group run. It was followed by various physical activities, such as push-ups, ab work, and/or agility skill work. The Running Club session ended with some type of fun relay and/or game and a group snack. Team building, good sportsmanship, respect, and building relationships with one another were important skills that were integrated into the club.
Euclid High School PTA is awarding eight scholarships to qualified Euclid High School Seniors following the successful 63rd annual fundraising event held this past March the Irish American Club. A committee made up of Euclid High School PTA members worked tirelessly to solicit donations from PTA units, Euclid Schools staff members and administrators, local businesses, and alumni. As a result of the generosity of those who contributed and attendees of the event, the PTA was able to raise and award $13,600 in scholarships.
The Euclid City School District is proud to announce four new administrative hires for the 2015-2016 school year.
Dr. Charlie Smialek, the former Euclid High School principal, is moving to the Fordyce Administration Building to assume the role of Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Smialek is a Euclid High School alumnus and has been working in the district since 1999. Charlie began his career as a middle school social studies teacher. He has since worked as a middle school assistant principal, high school assistant principal, middle school principal and in 2009 became the Euclid High School principal. Dr. Smialek earned a bachelor’s degree in history from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in secondary education from Kent State University and holds a doctorate in educational administration from Kent State University.
Dr. Smialek is excited to begin this new leadership role, “I have loved my time at Euclid High School and will always cherish the experiences I shared there with great students and teachers. I look forward to being able to work now with leaders from all of our buildings to ensure that we continue to foster a Culture of Achievement that our community deserves.”
If you passed by the EHS parking lot on May 21st and 22nd, you may have seen a Euclid firetruck, ladders, hoses, and fire equipment. The Euclid High School Fire Academy and the Euclid Fire Department were running their first ever "skills days." A collaborative effort between Assistant Chief Will Anderson of the Euclid Fire Department and EHS Fire Academy Instructor John Padley to provide an opportunity for the cadets to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-life scenarios using real equipment. The Euclid Fire Department was gracious enough to provide three firefighters to help teach as well as a variety of equipment. Each of the skills days included four workstations, each with a different instructor. The first day took place in the Fire Academy Classroom at EHS and consisted of EMS skills. The workstations included assessing basic vital signs (pulse, respirations, and blood pressure), airway management, wound dressing/bleeding control, and spinal immobilization. Once complete with the four workstations, cadets were treated to lunch and were introduced to the Commander of Tri-C's Fire Academy, Ted Huffmann, who spoke to the cadets about the senior year experience in the Academy, what the expectations were for next year, and the end goal of preparing cadets to enter the workforce as a professional firefighter immediately upon graduation from high school. The second day took place outside in the staff parking lot just across the street from EFD Station number one and included SCBA donning/doffing, hydrant operations, tool and appliance recognition, and ladder operations.
The Class of 2015 showed up in style to LaMalfa Party Center on May 28th to celebrate Senior Prom.
Nine Forest Park Middle School students and three teachers spent 14 weeks training for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon 10k in May. The students began training in January through the We Run This City Youth Marathon Program (WRTC). This program is a collaboration between the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, the Cleveland Department of Public Health and Case Western Reserve University Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods. Practices were held three-four days a week until race day on May 17th. Students started off slowly alternating running and walking for only a minute. Each week runs increased in length and duration. In April, students stopped running for time and started running for miles during practice, running anywhere from 2-4.5 miles a day. This program not only increased the confidence of our student participants, but also expanded their endurance and physical fitness.
Last month at the Euclid High School Spring Sports Banquet, the Euclid Panther Boosters presented the Athletic Department with the second $20,000.00 check in less than a year. Only through the handwork of dedicated volunteers, is it possible for the student-athletes in the Euclid City Schools to experience the very best in high school athletics. We are so proud and thankful to these dedicated people. On behalf of all of our student-athletes and coaches, we would like to thank all of the Euclid Panther Boosters for their service and especially their delicious "walking tacos" and "booster dogs!"
On May 18, 2015, twenty-nine eighth grade students embarked on a journey of a lifetime. The Central Middle School 8th grade class trip took students on a three-day adventure throughout our nation’s capital. Students participated in tours of the Holocaust Museum, National Archives, the Capitol Building, American History Museum, Natural History Museum, and Air and Space Museum. Along with all of the museums, students also visited several monuments and memorials including MLK, FDR, Jefferson, WWII, Vietnam, Lincoln, Korean, and Iwo Jima Memorials.
On the second night, students took a dinner cruise aboard The Odyssey, where they enjoyed a moonlight cruise of dinner and dancing with several other schools from across the United States. The final day of the trip, students toured Arlington Cemetery, viewed the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Changing of the Guard, and the Kennedy gravesites. Over the course of three days, students enjoyed a full itinerary and returned to Central exhausted, with many fond memories.
Four Panthers have committed to continuing their education as well as basketball careers at the collegiate level in the fall. Congratulations to Devin West - University of Northwestern of Ohio (Lima, OH), Kiran Taylor - Aurora University (Aurora, Illinois), Kyle Emory - Olivet University (Olivet, Michigan), and Kendrick Pittman - Olivet University (Olivet, Michigan).
Calling all Euclid Residents 65 years and older!
Decorated scholars, student-athletes, artists, and musicians make up the top ten of the Euclid High School Class of 2015.
Euclid High School Senior Harrison Roberts signed his National Letter of Intent to play football for Bowling Green State University (Division I) next fall! Surrounded by family, friends, coaches, and administrators the 220-pound outside linebacker accepted his full-ride scholarship with humility and Panther Pride. Harrison has been a stand-out on and off the field. His dedication to academics and his pursuit of perfection will surely take him far in life.
Mary Poppins will be flying into Euclid April 16-19th! Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students/ senior citizens. Order your tickets today at www.showtix4u.com.
The Lady Panthers secured the Lake Erie League Championship by defeating the Bedford Bearcats at Euclid. In a complete team effort that saw the Panthers dominate the second half, sensational sophomore Calasia Cunningham scored 22, Rayjon Harris scored 12 and Rashida Harris threw in 10. Sophomore Celina Vuyancih was phenomenal defensively, as was junior Alexis Hoxie. Seniors Tiaundria Mitchell and Tomariah Whitner provided the floor leadership while Tiara Molson and junior Raquel Latimer played important minutes to provide a spark off the bench. The Panthers cut down the nets and are poised for a great run in the State Tournament.
The Euclid High School Advanced Biology classes are studying the history of life, species adaptations and evolution. The Cleveland Natural History Museum has excellent displays and explanations regarding these topics, so it was a natural choice for a field trip. 35 students made observations, notes, drawings and took photos of various displays as they explored the vast amounts of artifacts. Upon returning to school, students worked in groups to summarize their findings and make short presentations based on their observations. This is another great example of how Euclid educators work hard to connect the classroom to the real world.
The Euclid High School Girls Basketball Team made their way to Arbor Elementary School to spend some time with students in room 127. Coach Phillips and Coach Wilson prepared their players for a fun morning with second-grade students, even giving them the opportunity to read to the class! This was a great experience for both the EHS Girls Basketball Team and the second-grade students from room 127!
Sixth-grade students from Forest Park Middle School and Central Middle School spent a few hours playing holiday music for Great Lakes Mall patrons. Both band and orchestra students took the stage in front of Macy's department store on December 17, 2014. The music could be heard throughout the mall and got shoppers in the holiday spirit.
Student Council Students from Bluestone Elementary School took their annual trip to the Slovene Home for the Aged. Students spent time with residents singing, coloring and talking. Bluestone students really enjoyed their time getting to know the residents and telling them all about what they are learning in school. This is a great Bluestone tradition that will continue to grow.
Bravo to the cast and crew of the Euclid High School Fall Play!
This year's fall play, "45 Seconds From Broadway" was written by Neil Simon. The show is based in a New York City café, a fictionalized tribute to the popular Broadway district eatery Café Edison. The patrons of this café include an array of melodramatic people who frequent the establishment, from a controversial comedian to a fading actress to matinee ladies, all taken care of by the couple who run the restaurant.
Chardon Hills Magnet School Student Council held its annual Canned Food Drive that collected 825 food items to donate to the Euclid Hunger Center. Great work to the staff and students at Chardon Hills who worked so hard to make this possible, especially Mrs. Kosilesky and Mrs. Dortleff!
Students from Shoreview Elementary School donated over 1,100 items to the Euclid Hunger Center. The class that collected the most items was Mrs. Fortkamp's class with 159 items. Second place went to Mrs. Rich's class with 135 items and third place was Mrs. Simolin's class with 103 items. Great work to all of the staff and students at Shoreview!
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Superintendent Keith Bell will be sharing more about the early learning component of the Euclid City Schools Phase II Facility Plan. The meeting will take place at the Early Learning Center at Memorial Park. We hope to see you there!
Euclid High School's NJROTC Drill Team competed on December 6th, at a Northeastern Drill Meet consisting of 8 other JROTC units and they walked away with the overall trophy! Outstanding job Cadets!
1st Place Armed Platoon Commanded by Cadet Monique Jenkins
1st Place Unarmed Platoon Commanded by Cadet Dominique Allison
1st Place Unarmed Exhibition Commanded by Cadet Netanya Lane
2nd Place First Year Squad Commanded by Cadet Jaime Geiger
3rd Place Varsity Color Guard Commanded by Cadet Elizabeth Clack
1st Place Academic Challenge Cadet's Elizabeth Clack, Dominique Allison, Roy Ady, and Kennedy Johnson
1st Place Overall Trophy!
Individual Drill Competition
1st Place Cadet Mariah Workman
4th Place Cadet Brennan Cornell
Unarmed Medals :
2nd Place Cadet Mariah Workman
3rd Place Cadet Monique Jenkins
4th Place Cadet Dominique Allison
6th Place Cadet Netanya Lane
10th Place Cadet Keshawne Watts
Commander Morek and I are very proud of your performance and conduct! Hard work, teamwork, and Discipline do pay off!
OOOOOO-RAAAAH ! SgtMaj Rethage
Brown and orange gear filled the Central Middle School gym yesterday afternoon as the Cleveland Browns came to recognize students for logging more than 2.2 million minutes of physical activity. For six weeks, (Sept. 29-Nov. 7) Central Middle School students engaged in physical activity to log the most minutes in the greater-Cleveland area. The Browns PLAY 60 Challenge, in partnership with the American Heart Association, University Hospitals, the American Dairy Association Mideast, and Fuel Up to PLAY 60 is a six-week program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that provides schools additional opportunities to help students be active and healthy throughout the school day.
So five Browns players ventured to Central to honor the victors. Relay races, a dance-off and a chocolate milk toast made Tuesday an unforgettable event. Defensive back Johnson Bademosi, long snapper Christian Yount, Browns linebackers Keith Pugh and Chris Kirksey and wide receiver Kevin Cone showed Central students their dance moves.
This year marks a second consecutive win for Central Middle School and a third consecutive win for physical education teacher John Yuha. The top male student Joe Junkey logged more than 12,000 minutes and Kendra Stephens the top female student logged more than 11,000 minutes.
All of our schools have been busy during the first 60 days of school. Here is a look at some of the fun events from around the district.
Straight A's earned EHS freshmen a trip to Cleveland Rock Gym. In addition to their climbing excursion, students also earned a delicious lunch from Chick-fil-A. Great work, Panthers!
The days of agonizing for months while waiting for a college acceptance letter to arrive are over! Instant College Admittance Day allowed over 110 Euclid High School students to apply and earn acceptance to college during their school day. Lake Erie College, Cleveland State University, Youngstown State University, Kent State University, Lakeland Community College, and Cuyahoga Community College interviewed and accepted EHS students on the spot, thanks to the Guidance Department.
Lake Erie College alone had 17 applications and admitted 12 students. Those 12 students received over $100,000 of scholarships! It is programs like Instant College Admittance that allow us to "see the excitement on our students faces the moment they find out their acceptance status," EHS Guidance Counselor Katie Gonakis explains. Events like this, "give students the confidence to pursue higher education."
For more information on the Euclid High School and the students that are gaining acceptance to colleges and universities, visit the Euclid High School Facebook page.
Forest Park is celebrating another successful year of giving back to the Euclid community. This year, students donated over 1,000 items to the Euclid Hunger Center. Out top donating homerooms were: Ms. Henry (320 items), Ms. Shamblen (132 items), Ms. Kaiser (102 items) and Ms. Trapp (106 items). Thank you to the Forest Park Student Council for organizing the event and for everyone that made a donation! To learn more about the Euclid Hunger Center and how you can help visit:http://www.euclidhungercenter.com/.
Tashae Lukerson (8th grade) and Kiana Sims (7th grade) were nominated by band teacher, Mrs. Leyrer, to attend the BGSU Honors Band. There were over 200 students from all over Ohio chosen to be in the groups. Students practiced all day with guest conductors from Vandercook College of Music and Tennessee before performing in the Honors Band concert the same evening.
Thanks to Rick Case Honda in Euclid, the Euclid Athletic Boosters were able to raffle off a three-year lease on a 2014 Honda Accord (or the cash equivalent value).
The winning tickets for the car raffle were pulled by Homecoming Queen Nicole Hughes.
Car Raffle Ticket Winners:
Grand Prize Winner: Lynn Phillips (ticket sold by the Girls Basketball team)
Second Prize Winner: Lauren Elliot (ticket sold by Mike D'Arcy)
Third Prize Winner: John Clapacs
Fourth Prize Winner: Joe Valenza
Fifth Prize Winner: Jeanette Collins
Congratulations to the winners. A huge thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket, your support for our students is greatly appreciated. Go Panthers!
Homecoming Court 2014: