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Thursday, June 7, 2012
More than 350 students from all grades wrote, illustrated and bound their own works of fiction during the Young Authors Conference in May.
Thank you to Krissy Dietrich Gallagher for sharing this article about the Young Authors Conference at Fairfax Elementary School. Fairfax School is filled with published authors. During the month of May for the first ever school-wide Young Authors Conference, more than 350 students from all grades levels wrote, illustrated and bound their own works of fiction. Organized by parent Krissy Dietrich Gallagher with the help of Lake Erie Ink’s Amy Rosenbluth and Cynthia Larsen, all English language arts classes spent several weeks brainstorming story ideas, writing drafts, and working with partners and volunteers to revise and edit. Students submitted their drafts to an army of volunteers, who typed the work. All students now have a typed and …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Students took six weekly workshops and presented what they learned to family and friends during the "Hip-Hop CD Release Party and Open Mic" event.
Students in Lake Erie Ink demonstrated that they had honed their writing skills through a series of hip-hop workshops at a performance at the end of February. "The performance was a culmination of six weekly hip-hop workshops in which the youth learned how to scratch, find a beat, write their own lyrics and create a group piece," said Amy Rosenbluth, who runs the youth program with Cynthia Larsen, by email. "This was an incredible experience for some of our youth, especially the ones who don't always 'speak up.' They found that people really want to listen to what they have to say." The Hip-Hop CD Release Party & Open Mic event celebrated the work of students. See highlights from the performances above. Lake Erie Ink offers students in …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The high school has been selected to partner with the Playhouse Square Foundation to participate in slam poetry events, activities and workshops.
Note: This article was written by Kathy Lawrence. Thank you to Lawrence, high school poetry club adviser and program specialist for libraries at Cleveland Heights - University Heights Schools, for sharing this article and photos with Cleveland Heights Patch. Check out photos from the event above. Cleveland Heights High School, along with six other area high schools, has been selected to partner with the Playhouse Square Foundation for events, activities and workshops involving slam poetry. This partnership provides our students with poet mentors who attend and facilitate our poetry club meetings, workshops for students and staff, and programs that brought in professional poets and writing experts. In addition, the cost for bus …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Cleveland Heights Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for the company at its meeting Wednesday night
The former Coventry School will soon have a new tenant. The Cleveland Heights Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for The Open Office to lease space in the old elementary school at its meeting Wednesday night. Founder Andrew Auten wants to provide a coworking environment and professional office space for people who normally work from home or coffee shops. “Hey, I love Phoenix ... but at the same time it’s not always that conducive to producing. We want to provide a work space that’s larger than a café table and has a reliable, secure wi-fi connection,” Auten said. “That’s what we want to offer — a third space that’s not (the coffee shop) and not your home.” The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board approved a …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Lake Erie Ink receives School Board approval to move into former Coventry Elementary building
The Coventry neighborhood is set to become a new haven for young writers. That’s because Lake Erie Ink, an organization that had been bouncing around at Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools and libraries helping area children explore their writing ability through classes and workshops, will move into a permanent spot at the former Coventry Elementary building Sept. 19. The CHUH School Board approved a one-year lease for the organization during its regular meeting Tuesday night, which made the plans official. “They’re really a fabulous program,” said Steve Shergalis, director of business services for the district. “We’re happy to have them in the building.” The Cleveland Heights Planning Commission also gave the group a conditional…
Friday, August 19, 2011
From homework help to writing support, this organization at Coventry School will help students shine
Lake Erie Ink is a creative outlet for kids. “Children don’t often have the space or time to explore their ideas and then present them, so others can hear and read what they have to say," said co-founder and co-director Amy Rosenbluth. "That is one of the main reasons we started Lake Erie Ink.” Rosenbluth, along with Cynthia Larsen, has been running Lake Erie Ink through local Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools and libraries. But beginning Sept. 19, they will occupy space in the former Coventry School building and host classes and workshops. Lake Erie Ink, true to its name, is primarily a writing space for students from the fourth grade up through high school. This fall, their programming will include writing workshops for …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Planning Commission recommends expansion of "adaptive re-use" of non-residential buildings
Cleveland Heights City Council will consider allowing more types of industries to use vacant buildings such as schools, churches and libraries in the city at its meeting Monday. Businesses and organizations with an educational purpose can already use these vacant buildings in residential districts, with conditions. For example, the former Coventry School, which closed in 2007, now houses the Ensemble Theatre, Cleveland Sight Center and Family Connections. In order to use the space, the new tenants had to go through the Planning Commission and get conditional use permit, which spells out rules and guidelines for using the old elementary school. And a new tenant was granted a permit at Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting, where they …