Lowdown at Lakeshore Intergenerational School

It’s hard to believe it's May already! With May comes the conclusion of another successful year of learning at Lakeshore Intergenerational School, our 4th as a member of the Collinwood community. On behalf of the entire Lakeshore community, THANK YOU to all of our mentors, Intergenerational partners, and community members throughout Collinwood, Euclid, and Cleveland for another amazing year of support, care, compassion, guidance and most important of all…fun! We simply couldn’t achieve our mission of being spirited citizens and lifelong learners without each and every one of you and all that you do for our students.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018

Lowdown at Lakeshore Intergenerational School

Our students and staff enjoyed their Spring Break the week of March 5th-9th. While the month was shorter, that didn’t mean less learning and fun for the students of Lakeshore Intergenerational School!

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

Recycling Matters to Noble Academy

In August 2015, teacher Ray Gigliotti began working with a special group of kids at Noble Academy Cleveland; The Noble Ambassadors. This group is a very responsible group of students who have been put in charge of giving building tours to guests. They answer questions, mediate any issues between students and perform many other responsibilities on behalf of the school. They are very busy. But, they're not too busy to help Mr. Gigliotti with something that is near and dear to his heart; recycling.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School Graduate Daniel Gail Named to Fall Semester Deanís List at The College of Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio — Daniel Gail, a graduate of Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at The College of Wooster. Gail, a first-year student from Euclid, achieved a grade point average of 3.65 or above. 

The College of Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research. Every Wooster senior works one-on-one with a faculty adviser to create an original research project, written work, performance, or art exhibit. In the process, each develops independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written- and oral-communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Out of the Shadows

Euclid's Angelique Patton earns degree after Tri-C Helps her find the confidence to find her better self.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

HGR Supports STEM Education with 2016 HGR Industrial Surplus STEM Scholarship

Euclid, Ohio, March 18, 2016 -- HGR Industrial Surplus Inc is supporting STEM education by awarding an annual $2,000 scholarship to a local high school senior planning to pursue a degree or certificate in a STEM field. 

The 2016 HGR Industrial Surplus STEM Scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior in good academic standing who is active or interested in any facet of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math).

The student must also have applied to an institution of higher education to pursue a degree or certification in the field. This includes – but is not limited to – the fields of engineering, engineering technology, electrical, mechanical, welding, manufacturing, or construction. Financial need will also be considered during the selection process.

This year, one student from Euclid High School will be awarded the $2,000 scholarship as part of HGR’s support of STEM education on a local level. The company has also co-sponsored the school’s Alliance for Working Together RoboBot team, donated equipment and furnishings for the school’s science labs and encouraged local businesses to add their support.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 6:02 PM, 04.06.2016

Tri-Cís Mandel Humanities Center Selects Two Euclid Residents for Inaugural Class

Angelique Patton and Adam Polder of Euclid are in the first class of future leaders attending the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).

Patton and Polder are among the 24 students selected for the inaugural class at the Mandel Humanities Center, which opened this semester at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills.

The College launched the center to offer a unique liberal arts learning environment with programming designed to cultivate civically responsible citizens who will lead Northeast Ohio toward a stronger future.

The goal is for the center to become a national model for addressing community concerns through the lens of the liberal arts.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 1:22 PM, 03.06.2016

New Day Academy Taking Students from Kindergarten to Bachelors Degree

New Day Academy a Kindergarten through 12th grade college prep school had an exciting past two months.  May and June were exciting months for students and parents of New Day Academy, as many proud parents witnessed their children graduate from Kindergarten, eighth  grade, high school, and even college.  Each of these milestone events give the teachers and staff of New Day Academy the motivation and affirmation necessary to continue on in a career that on a day to day basis can become quite challenging.  Seeing the smiles on the faces of the children as they receive their degree, diploma, or certificate, and the flashes of cameras from proud parents and families, as their children and loved ones cross the stage, make it all worth it.    

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 10:29 AM, 07.12.2015

Become a Crusader for Euclid's Children

Kiddie City Child Care Community started in 2006 by serving 40 children and employing 16 staff in our leased building on the corner of Wilmore and E. 200 St.  In 2010, our expansion into the site of Sam’s Barbershop on E. 200th Street increased our capacity to serve 72 children and employ 27 full and part time staff at our non-profit child care center. But, there’s no more space.  In the last two years we’ve turned away two hundred children and their families from receiving services that include Universal PreK and Head Start enhancements.  It’s time to grow and expand the four star Step Up to Quality center one more time to provide Euclid’s youngest citizens with a great start in their educational careers.  Consider being a Super Hero to our Super Kids!  Invest in our GoFundMe campaign starting March 13, 2015 or  send a tax deductible donation to 20110 Wilmore Ave. Euclid 44123 to be used to furnish new classrooms, provide educational supplies, and beautify a new space to grow and learn. Attend or donate a raffle prize to our Funds for Fun Dinner, Dance and Raffle on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Thank you for your investment in Euclid’s children!  Kiddie City’s Board of Directors:  Christine Spikes (President), Sherrie Zagorc (Co-Founder), Sarah Dutkiewicz, Christopher Kakish, Angelique King, Anita Mallory, Meg McGarry, Donna Nycum, Keith Scheurman, Bridget Simenc, and Lynnore Walker and Jennifer Boger, Director  216-481-9044.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 8:00 PM, 03.06.2015

Laparade, Inc. Raising the Village to Raise the Child

Laparade Early Learning and Training Center has been an established corporation since August 2005. Our mission is to “lift as we climb” and provide authentic quality childcare services to parents and provide an appropriate and engaging learning environment to children, while also, providing the early care community with a place, a hub to come and develop their own teaching efficacy, which would   ensure our goal, which is that every child has a quality, educated early care provider, who is sensitive, teachable, authentic and responsive to their needs.

Laparade has three service components; one being a direct operated quality childcare center that services children 2 1/2 to 12 years of age. Laparade is one of only four star centers in the city of Euclid.  Secondly, Laparade is an early care training facility; the center provides early care educators the 120 formal hours of training needed to start the National Childcare credential journey, and we offer several Ohio Approved Professional Development Trainings for pre-service and in-service early care educators.  (ODE, ODJFS, and SUTQ)

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 8:00 PM, 03.06.2015

Consider a Cooperative Preschool Experience at Euclid Cooperative Preschool

It is that time of year when parents begin their search for the perfect preschool.  As a parent of four, I found the best way to determine which school best meets the needs of both the parent and child is to visit.  Euclid Coopeative Preschool will hold an Open House on Saturday February 7, 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 9:30 to 11:30. Open Houses give parents an opportunity to visit and get a sense of how the educational program fits.  

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:32 PM, 02.05.2015

Our Lady of the Lake Attends Saint Ignatius Brain Brawl

Saint Ignatius High School held Brain Brawl IV on Saturday, October 18 and eleven students from Our Lady of the Lake School participated. This engaging, challenging and fun academic competition was an all-day event which included lunch. Faculty and students from Saint Ignatius hosted students from schools all over Northeastern Ohio placed into 32 teams with several rounds of trivia and categories.  While OLL did not secure the cup, they held their own with several wins and one team proving undefeated until the afternoon session! Each face-off between two schools followed a tournament round, a letter round, and the wildcat round.  The knowledge showcased by our students was most impressive - looking forward to next year!

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 3:54 PM, 11.17.2014

College Bound Panthers

We are proud to announce that 78% of the Class of 2014 is planning on attending college. Take a look at where they are headed! 

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:08 PM, 07.17.2014

Warrior Track and Field Teams Finish Strong at Championship Meets

Student-Athletes from Ss. Robert and William, Our Lady of the Lake, and St. John of the Cross competed together as a single solid Euclid team to finish a great season during Championship Weekend on May 17 and 18.  The Warrior Track and Field Team, sponsored by Ss. Robert and William Parish, competed in three separate meets for the 8th grade, 6th and 7th grades, and 3rd-5th grades.  The competitions began at Bedford High School with the 8th grade meet yielding excellent performances by Andrew Kijauskas (3rd in Discus), Tommy Lombardo (personal records in shot put and 400m), Karli DeChant (3rd in Discus), Morgan Balazs (7th in 1600), Grace Grove (3rd in High Jump), and Jade Van Kirk.  Andrew, Karli, and Grace advanced to the Diocesan Championship Meet where each placed in their respective events.


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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 6:28 PM, 06.09.2014

Ss. Robert and William School Celebrates Another Successful Evening of Learning

Ss. Robert and William Catholic School has been hosting Evenings of Learning throughout the 2013-2014 school year.  The fourth, and final in a series, celebrated the Fine Art talents, which are found in our school and in our parish.  SRW students, parishioners and community were invited to display their own art work, as well as participate in the band/choir concert.

Many artists displayed poetry, water colors, charcoals and mixed media pieces for the open house.  Students were on hand to talk about what they have been learning in Art Class and they took interested individuals through their creative process in generating their own original art works.  A silent auction also took place on featured drawings and paintings crafted by our schoolchildren and an area photographer.

Students from Kindergarten through 8th grade had exhibited their handiwork completed in class throughout this past school year.  “Inspiration”, was the theme garnered by all pupils including a “Creation Station” where visitors were encouraged to free draw and showcase their own talents.  The beginning and advanced band musicians graced the stage and entertained the audience with their musical talents, and welcomed parish vocal groups to join in the fun!

Ss. Robert and William Catholic School is proud to showcase all the talent, skill and ability the SRW School and Parish Community has to offer.  Instrumental to the evenings’ success were faculty members, Miss Elizabeth Edwards, Art teacher, and Mrs. Beth Wortman, Music/Band teacher who encouraged, taught and inspired our students to use their imagination throughout this past school year, making this final Evening of Learning unsurpassed!               

Ss. Robert and William Catholic School is located at 351 East 260th Street, Euclid, Ohio 44132 and is now registering students for the 2014-2015 school year.  View our website at or call 216.731.3060 for additional details.

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 6:28 PM, 06.09.2014

Ss. Robert & William Catholic School and Parish Celebrate the Fine Arts

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:30p.m.-8:00p.m., Ss. Robert and William Catholic School will host its final “Evening of Learning.” The focus of this particular night is a School and Parish Art Exhibit/Auction and Music Performance.

The evening will begin in the Upper Hall of the school with its “All Parish and School Art Exhibit.” Ms. Elizabeth Edwards, Art Teacher, has been working with the students, and their exhibit will focus on imagination and superheroes.

Members of the parish have also been invited to participate by displaying their unique handmade items. Traditionally, these pieces range from poetry to fiber wear. Additionally, an art auction will take place offering guests the opportunity to bid on framed photographs by the late Mr. Fred Owens, a longtime Euclid resident.

To round out the evening, the School Band and Parish Choir will present an array of music beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Faculty member, Mrs. Beth Wortman and Music Director, Mr. Jim Markel have been working with the groups to present a harmonious performance.

“I find this evening so inspirational,” states Fr. John D. Betters. He continues, “This is an intergenerational event that showcases the giftedness of our students and our parishioners. I invite the community to come out and experience this evening with us.”

Ss. Robert & William School is located at 351 East 260th St., Euclid. For additional information, please visit or call 216.731.3060.

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Volume 5, Issue 4, Posted 3:06 PM, 05.14.2014

Ss. Robert & William Students Honored at the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

The Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) was held March 10th – 13th at Cleveland State University. Established in 1953, NEOSEF is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, whose goal is to get young adults interested in science and engineering by participating in a science and engineering competition. The Fair has been held every year since 1954 and is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). During the four day event, approximately 600 students from over 80 schools in the area set up their science fair displays, discussed their projects with 260+ judges and competed for more than $20,000 in prizes. One of the most rewarding aspects of NEOSEF was the opportunity for the students to discuss their research with professional scientists and engineers from the local area.


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Volume 5, Issue 3, Posted 12:38 PM, 04.11.2014

A "Shrek" of A Good Time!

Euclid High School Presents “Shrek the Musical”, see Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona like you’ve never seen them before!  Director, Ken Ferlito, and Euclid students are doing it again, taking the audience to a place so familiar, yet so different.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 6:06 PM, 03.14.2014

March Open House


Our Lady of the Lake School

Welcomes new students and familes!

Join us for an open house on March 25, 2014


For a chance to see our school in action and learn about all of our great offerings.

You can also join us that evening for an 

Early Childhood Information Night

Learn more about our high-quality kindergarten program, and our 

brand new full-day and half-day preschool options


Call or email  for more information

Rita Kingsbury

(216) 481-6824

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 6:08 PM, 03.14.2014

There is a Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven

As we learn (and relearn) beginning in childhood, some truths and sayings are universal in nature and practice.  It seems that parents around the world encourage their children to acknowledge their mistakes by simply saying, “I’m sorry”.  In that statement children come to experience and realize that making mistakes is a universal human experience, and an inescapable and undeniable part of being human.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 6:04 PM, 03.14.2014

Hooping It Up

The basketball teams at Our Lady of the Lake have been taking it to the finals this season!  There are so many things to be proud of from all our teams.  The 8th grade girls came in first place in their division.  The 8th grade boys are competing in the Mater Dei finals as we go to press, and one of our high school teams is still in the city tournament.  Both 7th grade boys’ teams made it to the quarter finals in the CYO city tournament, while the 5th grade boys went undefeated.  In their first year of playing together,  the 4th grade girls made it to the finals in the St. Francis tournament.  Both the 6th grade boys’ and girls’ teams, the 5th grade girls, and the 4th grade boys had good seasons with hard fought games.  And our cheerleading team brought the spirit, cheering the fifth grade boys on to success.

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 6:04 PM, 03.14.2014

School Open House Successful Start to Catholic Schools Week

School Open House Successful Start to Catholic Schools Week

Our Lady of the Lake School kicked off Catholic Schools Week with an open house on January 26 that drew school families, friends and visitors interested in learning more about the many good things that are happening here.  Newcomers got tours from student ambassadors, who enjoyed showing off their school. Parents and families got the opportunity to see some of the wonderful work their students are doing. And parishioners got to show their support for this important parish school, which has been an anchor in the community for more than 80 years.

Highlights of the tour included the state-of-the-art computer lab, classroom technology, quality gym facilities, music and arts rooms, and of course creative and interesting projects by Our Lady of the Lake students. Principal Rita Kingsbury shared plans for the new Pre-K program that will begin in fall 2014. And the PTO set up a table to offer free popcorn and a friendly greeting, along with information about the dozens of fun events they organize each year. All the visitors also got to take part in a raffle and silent auction, with enthusiastic bidding.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 9:32 PM, 02.07.2014

Our Lady of the Lake Town Hall Meeting Focuses on School News

Our Lady of the Lake held a town hall meeting on January 22 to answer questions from parishioners and school families about recent school closings in the community. A sizeable crowd of parents and community members came seeking information about the future of St John of the Cross School, and how its closing might affect other area schools.  What began as a conversation focused on deep community concerns ended with a positive note as attendees got a clear message of Our Lady of the Lake’s strong position.

Father Joe Fortuna shared a chronology of events leading up to the announced closing of St John of the Cross, and expressed his commitment to maintaining a strong school in Our Lady of the Lake parish both now and in the future. While rumors had apparently circulated that St John of the Cross school was merging with Ss. Robert and Williams school, and Our Lady of the Lake was in some risk of closing, both rumors were soundly refuted.  A parishioner with students at St John of the Cross emphasized that, while that school has formed a partnership with Ss. Robert and William that addresses issues such as tuition, families there are free to send their students to any school of their choosing.  Our Lady of the Lake is similarly offering in-parish tuition rates to St John of the Cross families.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 9:33 PM, 02.07.2014

Senator Voinovich Inspires Students

Former Senator George Voinovich visited Our Lady of the Lake School recently, to learn about some of the school’s new initiatives.  Visiting classrooms and computer labs, observing school election posters lining the main floor, seeing the halls come to life with enthusiastic young students, he got to see first-hand a thriving community school of active, engaged learners.

The students of Mrs. Patterson’s fourth grade class were delighted to tell the Senator everything they’ve been learning about anthropological science (it turns out the Senator has quite a fossil collection himself!).  And the seventh grade students working in the new computer lab were eager to share their current projects researching and creating videos to document important environmental issues.  While the Senator was impressed with the cutting edge technology and the students’ advanced applications, they in turn were impressed to learn of the Senator’s own commitment to environmental stewardship. 

The project closest to the Senator’s heart, however, may have been the newly announced eighth grade trip to Washington, DC. Senator Voinovich recalled his own first trip to Washington as a youth, and the ways in which that experience formed his personal commitment to public service.  Given the long and esteemed career that resulted from that early adventure, it is exciting to think that we may be nurturing one of our next great leaders right here. The students look forward to the Senator’s advice and guidance as they plan the details of their trip.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 9:33 PM, 02.07.2014

Chili Cook-Off Heats Things Up!

What could be better than a bowl of hot, spicy chili on a cold day? How about a tasty dessert to go with it! The third annual Chili Cook-Off at Our Lady of the Lake was bigger and better than ever, with 19 chili competitors and 12 dessert entries. Competition was tough, but our seasoned judges enjoyed their work as they sampled the full range of offerings.  The church hall was busy and full, with visitors coming and going between the cook-off and open house. All the visitors enjoyed great eats, good fellowship and live music provided by the newly formed “Lakers” – a band of parish musicians who enjoy coming out for community events. The mood was festive and fun, and everyone left a winner.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 9:34 PM, 02.07.2014