Wednesday, March 13, 2013
As part of Black History Month, fourth and fifth graders studied Ben Carson, Faith Ringgold, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Michael Jordan, Bill Cosby and many other famous African Americans who made a difference
Black History Month may be over but Black History never is. In recognition of Black History Month, 35 fourth- and fifth-graders from Canterbury Elementary school chose quotes from several famous black Americans and then recited these quotes for a video while "in character." Some of those quoted include:
Monday, February 11, 2013
Find out how each building is recognizing Black History during February
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools is celebrating Black History Month with drumming and dancing, contests, storytelling and more. Click here to read more about what each school is doing.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
African American read-in starts today at 2 p.m.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Fourth-graders at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights elementary school wrote research papers about famous African-American writers, musicians, athletes and more and used information to create a "wax museum."
Fourth-graders at Canterbury Elementary School didn't just research Serena Williams, Michael Jackson, Rosa Parks and Joe Louis. They became them. As part of Black History Month, students chose one famous African-American writer, musician, athlete or activist and researched them. Then they wrote a paper and created a presentation with information for the school's 2012 Wax Museum. The "wax historical figures" stood while students in other grades, teachers and parents browsed the gym. When viewers pushed a button, it prompted the kids to come to life and present a biography about the influential person they researched. Watch the video included with this article to see highlights from the event.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
In honor of Black History Month, students at Fairfax Elementary School completed the thought, "I have a dream" with their own hopes
Students at Fairfax Elementary School celebrated Black History Month by adding their own hopes to the famous "I have a dream" speech. Students wrote one or two sentences to complete the thought, "I have a dream." Above is a photo gallery of some of the students who participated and their dreams for how they would improve the world.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Cleveland Heights celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day by showcasing student work
The City of Cleveland Heights celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by showcasing writing and artwork from students in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District. Elementary school, middle school and high school students read their essays and poems and shared their poster projects about how they live his dream today during the Cleveland Heights Celebration of The Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 18 in the Cleveland Heights Community Center. The Heights High Barbershoppers and Heights Choir also performed. Watch the video above to see highlights from the evening.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The evening is part of the district's Black History Month celebration
On Friday, families from Cleveland Heights High School gathered and brought dishes such as baked chicken, mac and cheese, rice and beans and sweet potato pie to the Soul Food Dinner. It’s one of the many ways the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District celebrates Black History Month, and it is much more than a dinner. The Heights High Girls’ and Boy’s Barbershoppers and the Gospel Choir performed that night, as well as Kevin Richards, executive director of Roots of American Music, a nonprofit organization that brings music programs to schools. The Minority Student Achievement Network created A Walk Through History, a series of exhibits describing different time periods in African-American history in the U.S. Kris Austin, one …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Check out the best activities for kids in and nearby Cleveland Heights this week
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each Wednesday, we'll give you the info on the five or more best family activities and events for the week. Help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. If you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you. 1. DROP-IN ACTIVITY CENTER Where/When: Lee Road Library, Cleveland Heights, Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Why Go: Preschoolers and their caregivers can play literacy-based activities at this event co-hosted by the library and Family Connections (previously the Heights Parent Center). Pricing: Free 2. OPEN SKATE Where/When: Cleveland Heights Community Center, Cleveland …