Wednesday, September 26, 2012
There are no overall ratings yet, but Cleveland Heights-University Heights parents, teachers and community members can take a look at how the district did on some of the important indicators like graduation rate and adequate yearly progress.
Traditional state report cards for local school districts have been delayed, but the Ohio Department of Education today released some preliminary data to give the public an idea of how their local school district performed last year. The information does not include an overall rating, such as “excellent” or “effective,” that the public is used to seeing. The state is investigating whether some districts manipulated attendance data and is holding off on releasing final report cards until that investigation is complete. The available information includes the percentage of students who scored proficient or higher on state tests in 2011-2012 and the graduation rates from 2010-2011. It also includes the value-added measure—which tracks whether …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Students in the high school's R.E.A.L. Early College small school can earn up to two years of college credit starting this year.
This article was originally published at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Students in one of Cleveland Heights High's small schools can now earn college credit from John Carroll University. The program, officially approved the school board at its Sept. 4 meeting, will allow students in the R.E.A.L. Early College small school to earn up to two years of college credit and starts this academic year. Students can enroll in their junior or senior years, and they will also take electives at Heights High "to ensure they still receive a high school experience," the district wrote in a press release about the program. They can also still participate in clubs and activities. Forty-nine students are enrolled. “This partnership with JCU will expose Early College …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Teachers will attend three professional development days Aug. 27 through Aug. 29, and students will report back Thursday, Aug. 30.
The first day of school for all Cleveland Heights-University Heights students is just about a month away. Students will go back to class Thursday, Aug. 30. The Ohio Department of Education approved the CH-UH City School District's request for professional waiver days Aug. 27 through Aug. 29 for teachers and staff. Click here for the 2012-2013 school calendar or check out the PDF of the calendar included with this article to find other important dates throughout the year.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The district also voted 3-2 on first reading to put an estimated 130.6 million bond issue on the November ballot to pay for a portion of the plan.
UPDATE: Board Members Explain Their Vote on Facilities Master Plan The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board voted 3-2 to approve the facilities master plan, a $206.2 million project that will reconfigure and renovate buildings in the district and calls for closing three elementary schools. Board members made the decision during a regular meeting July 3 at the Deborah Delisle Educational Options Center and officially selected Plan C, one of the ideas presented to the board and community for renovating the schools and recommended to the board by Superintendent Doug Heuer. School Board president Karen Jones, vice president Eric Coble and member Nancy Peppler voted yes, while members Ron Register and Kal Zucker voted no. Before …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Heights High junior addressed the board at its June 5 meeting and thanked the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District for the opportunity to study abroad in Thailand, and making the transition back easy.
At the June 5 Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board meeting, Heights High junior Janine Walker addressed the board in Thai. That certainly got everyone’s attention. She spoke for about 30 seconds, and then repeated what she said in English with more details. Walker thanked the board and district staff for the opportunity to study abroad in Thailand and for their help in making the transition back to school easy. “In Thailand, a lot of the other foreign exchange students were so worried about coming back to their countries and having to come back to their school and having to repeat a year, but my school district helped me make my year so easy to come back and not have to worry about this,” she said. She also added that her …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Mary Dunbar, Cleveland Heights City Council member, shares a photo from the CH-UH school's Bike Rodeo May 25.
The bicycles at Fairfax School for the Bike Rodeo on Friday, May 25, were a beautiful sight to my eye. The picture only shows some of the bikes — there were many more! During the all-day Bike Rodeo, every child from kindergarten through fifth grade heard from Cleveland Heights bicycle police officers about how to fit and wear a bicycle helmet properly, how to use arm signals and more. The kids also had a chance to practice balancing, starting and stopping, and turning on a bicycle. A fun time was had by all. - Mary Dunbar, Cleveland Heights City Council member
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, May 10, 2012
A water pipe broke, and the district is still assessing the scope of the damage.
Updated 5:30 p.m. Thursday VIDEO: Water Pipe Bursts, Closes Roxboro Elementary Thursday, Friday, Possibly Monday Roxboro Elementary School is closed Thursday and Friday because of a major water problem at the school, said Angee Shaker, communications director for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District. Shaker said they hope to reopen Monday. "They're going to work all weekend long to get it up and running by Monday," Shaker said, explaining the damage is extensive. "Ceiling tiles have come down, the carpet is soaked and there are at least six classrooms that are damaged heavily." Roxboro, built in 1919, has wood floors, Shaker said, so they're assessing whether the floor will need to be replaced. Technology systems …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
City Councilman Jason Stein demands School Board Sell Millikin School to open a Jewish Orthodox School; School Board will discuss putting property up for public auction
Updated at 3 p.m. Wednesday The majority of the 300 people who packed Wiley Middle School’s auditorium Tuesday night sent a very clear message to the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board: They want the vacant Millikin School to be reopened as a new school. The community controversy over the Millikin School, which was closed in 2006 because of low enrollment, has been brewing for months. But it came to a boiling point in early February when residents heard rumors there was a call center moving in, and Cleveland Heights Economic Development Director Howard Thompson said that an out-of-state company was interested in leasing the property. A group of residents who live in the Millikin School neighborhood told the CH-UH School …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The committee suggested that the district hire experts to devise a plan for the facilities based on their findings
A citizens committee has called for renovating or replacing all buildings in the district and hiring an expert to devise a plan, in a presentation made to the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board. The CHUH City School District Citizens Facilities Committee presented a summary of its nearly yearlong study of the schools to the board July 12 at Wiley Middle School. About 50 school board and city council members, administrators, parents, teachers and others comprised the committee, which was separated into four subcommittees — facilities, educational, facilities options and finance — to focus on specific aspects of the schools. About half were present for this final meeting. The district began examining the structural condition …