Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District has not said what will happen to former principal Katrinka Dean, who just started the job in August.
Updated 3:08 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board approved hiring an interim principal at Boulevard Elementary School to replace Katrinka Dean, who just started the job in August. New principal Dr. Karen Muffley's appointment was effective Monday, Nov. 26, the same day the board officially approved the decision at a special meeting. Superintendent Douglas Heuer sent a letter to parents before the Thanksgiving holiday notifying them of the change. "As I mentioned in a previous letter which came home with your child, the District has been performing a professional review and evaluation of school leadership at Boulevard Elementary School. Results of the Ohio State Report Card for Boulevard Elementary …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The CH-UH School Board approved the appointment of three principals and the resignation of two at its meeting July 17. Here's a look at other changes for the 2012-2013 school year.
A third of the schools in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District will have new principals this fall. Gearity Professional Development School, Fairfax Elementary School, Boulevard Elementary School and Cleveland Heights High School will have new leaders. Out of 16 principal positions in 12 schools, five changed, one was removed and one was added. Most recently, the CH-UH School Board approved the appointments of three principals and the resignation of two at its meeting Tuesday night (July 17): The board also approved hiring administrative principal Johnetta Wiley to oversee the four small schools in Heights High at its meeting July 3. The district eliminated the “freshman experience” program, which also had its own …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Voters who cast their ballots at Severance Towers, Oxford Elementary School or Boulevard Elementary School will move to new locations.
A heads up to Cleveland Heights residents who normally vote at Severance Towers, Oxford Elementary School or Boulevard Elementary School — those polling locations have been eliminated. Voters who cast their ballots at Severance Towers will move to Cleveland Heights City Hall, Oxford voters will go to Caledonia Elementary School and Boulevard folks will move to the Cleveland Heights Community Center, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Because the Community Center is a new polling location, Cleveland Heights now has 16 places to vote instead of 18 and the same number of voters and precincts — 34,317 registered and divided into 37 precincts. The BOE has moved some other precincts as well to try and reduce congestion, said …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Katrinka Dean will replace former Boulevard Elementary School Principal Lawrence Swoope
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District has hired a new principal to lead Boulevard Elementary School. The CH-UH School Board approved Katrinka Dean's hire at Tuesday's regular meeting, and she starts Aug. 6. Dean replaces Lawrence Swoope, who will resign July 1 to take a job as principal of a private school at his church, where his wife is senior pastor. “We are very excited to have Ms. Dean lead our Boulevard team,” Superintendent Doug Heuer said in a press release. “Her wealth of experience in STEM education and project-based learning, her willingness to collaborate with staff and parents, and her steadfast commitment to preparing all students to achieve in a global economy will prove very valuable for the Boulevard …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Lawrence Swoope will leave after seven years with the school.
Lawrence Swoope will resign as principal of Boulevard Elementary School, effective July 1. Swoope has been principal there since August 2005. He accepted a job as principal of a private school at his church, where his wife is senior pastor. "From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for the opportunity serve your child. You have helped me personally and professionally more than you will ever know," Swoope wrote in a letter to parents about his resignation. "I will carry so many memories in my heart. My greatest prayer is that I have added value during my seven years with you individually and collectively." Dr. Nylajean McDaniel, director of human resources for Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools, said the district would like to …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Cleveland Heights Tigers roar and strut during homecoming festivities
When the Heights High School Marching Band hit the drums on Friday evening, spirited members of the Tiger Nation marched from the Delisle Center on South Taylor Road, down Washington Boulevard, to the high school football field. The homecoming parade was a community affair, with contingents from the city's elementary and middle schools and youth sports teams. Gearity Professional Development School won first place for its marchers, which included a teacher wearing a rainbow-colored wig and an orange sweat-shirt. The parade was the second in a trio of events marking the high school homecoming. The day culminated in Heights High's 28-0 victory over Warren G. Harding. The team remains undefeated.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This soon-to-be fifth-grader recently won a writing contest for a play she submitted to Dobama Theatre
Cleveland Heights Patch Whiz Kid of the Week: Emma Quill For 10-year-old Emma Quill, writing is almost a kind of therapy. She first realized its power when she joined a writer’s club at Coventry Village Library last year, and ever since, she’s used pen to paper to reveal her thoughts. “I like how you can express your feelings on a piece of paper,” she said. “You can write how you want it and how you like it so that it’s legible for yourself.” Emma recently learned that her creative outlet is also appealing to others. A play she wrote was a winner in the annual Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival of Dobama Theatre. She was one of four Cleveland Heights residents out of more than 200 entries to win. Her play, The Decision, was about …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Roxboro and Boulevard elementary schools to be new sites with a third to be named later
The gifted program that serves students at all seven Cleveland Heights-University Heights elementary schools will be consolidated into two buildings beginning next year, with a third to be added at a later date. Boulevard and Roxboro elementary schools have been chosen as the two sites and will serve about 124 students who have been identified as gifted and talented according to standards set by the state. The change was inspired when it became clear that this year's gifted program was no longer effective. Results from the 2011 Ohio Achievement Assessments showed that only 57 percent of students enrolled in the gifted program scored “advanced” in math and that 11 weren’t proficient. Only 24 percent of those students scored “advanced” in …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Rising sixth-graders say goodbye to yesterday
On Wednesday, 47 fifth-graders ended their elementary school careers when they graduated from Boulevard Elementary School. The youngsters chose their attire carefully; many of the girls wore heels and most of the boys wore suits and ties. Yet the day was bittersweet for students, who were leaving behind teachers and friends. The parents embraced and congratulated the new graduates, while realizing the youngsters were taking small but sure steps to maturity.