Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Cleveland Heights - University Heights School Board wants residents to bring feedback into the Lay Facilities Plan to the June 4 school board meeting.
The Cleveland Heights - University Heights School Board is giving the public one more chance to provide comments on the Lay Facilities Plan before they make a final decision. Board members want residents to come to the June 4 regular meeting and speak their mind on the $234 million plan to modernize the school district's aging buildings and bring its facilities in line with its student population. The project would involve closing some schools and remodeling others, and would require voters to approve a capital improvement levy this fall to bring in about $138 million. The school board received the final report from the facilities committee earlier this month, and now have to decide what to do by July in order to get the levy on the ballot…
11 employees will lose their jobs as part of a larger cost-saving move to eliminate 24 support staff and 10 administrative positions.
The Cleveland Heights - University Heights School District will cut 34 more positions as part of a larger cost-saving effort for the district. While 10 administrative positions and 24 support staff positions were eliminated Tuesday by the school board, only 11 employees will lose their jobs, said Superintendent Douglas Heuer. The other eliminated positions were vacant because their were open, or the employee was retiring or from contractual bumping. The move comes after the school board laid off 42 teachers in April, a 7 percent cut in the district's teaching staff. The school district has faced declining enrollment for more than a decade. Heuer said that the district has seen its student population drop by 16 percent since 2001. Meanwhile…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
School to add new science and technology wing, improve accessibility for students with disabilities
Cleveland Heights' Beaumont School will embark on a $9.5 million expansion, the Sun News reports. The Cuyahoga County Port Authority announced it will issue just over $8 million in bonds to the private all-girls Catholic school last week. The improvements will include a new science and technology wing and improved accesibility for students with disabilites, the Sun News reports. See more here.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board will discuss and could vote tonight on a plan long in the making that could result in school closures and a levy vote this fall.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board will discuss and could vote tonight on a plan long in the making that could result in school closures and a levy vote this fall. The CH-UH Lay Facilities Committee made their final recommendation for reconfiguring the district's schools earlier this month. The committee, created by the CH-UH School Board at the recommendation of FutureHeights and Reaching Heights, was tasked with examining the facilities master plan and determining what aspects of the plan the community would support. The committee's recommendation calls for closing Noble and Fairfax elementary schools and Wiley Middle School. Boulevard Elementary School would be rebuilt. The four remaining elementary schools, the two …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Final proposal would close Wiley, Noble, Fairfax; keep five elementary and two middle schools
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools Lay Facilities Committee made their final recommendation for reconfiguring the district's schools. The committee, created by the CH-UH School Board at the recommendation of FutureHeights and Reaching Heights, is tasked with examining the facilities master plan and determining what aspects of the plan the community would support. At the Board of Education's May 7 meeting, the committee presented a plan to close Noble and Fairfax elementary schools and Wiley Middle School; rebuild Boulevard Elementary; and renovate the remaining four elementaries, Monticello and Roxboro middle schools and the high school. Click here to see the committee's presentation. The $234.4 million project would take …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Blogger Katie Brind'Amour explains the problem with no-nit policies.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Cleveland Heights High School Prom is May 11, 2013! How 'Gatsby' is your dress and tux?
Cleveland Heights High School prom happens Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Western Reserve Historical Society. For those of you doing the promenade at the Judson Retirement Community, share those photos too. After Prom-ing it on the Nautica Queen Cruise Ship? Bring your smart phone and share more photos. Just click "Upload Photos & Videos" to get started!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Beaumont School students studying Latin earned exceptional scores in the recent National Latin Exam.
A Benedictine student won $2,500 in scholarships.
A Benedictine High School student has been announced as National Merit Scholarship winners. James C. Ryan III, of Cleveland Heights, was one of 2,500 winners chosen from a pool of 15,000 across the nation. Ryan plans to study mechanical engineering in college. National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Ryan's scholarship was underwritten by CONSOL Energy, Inc. based out of Pittsburgh, PA. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In a blind selection process, students selected the winners. They were officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on May 2.
A lawyer, hospital president, motivational speaker and a volunteer were among the 10 people inducted into the Cleveland Heights High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame on May 2. The hall of fame was created to honor graduates and to showcase successful adults to be used as role models for the students at the Cleveland Heights High School, according to a prepared statement from the school district. The public nominates the candidates. A committee of students select the honorees based only on their accomplishments. The students don't know what the nominees names are until after they are chosen. For a full listing of the accomplishments of this class and other Hall of Famers, check out the alumni foundation's web page. And the winners…