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East Cleveland City School District

Special Education Program

The East Cleveland City School District has been selected by the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children (OEC), for a review of its special education program.  OEC will be in the district on February 8 & 9, 2017 to complete this review.

East Cleveland City School District's Student Talent Highlights!

Excited and delighted by Superior Elementary School's production of the Nutcracker Suite!CH_Nutcraker4


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Shaw High Students Learn and Grow with CEOGC Head Start Children.


An except from the Fall newsletter of the CEOGC, Carl B. Stokes Early Learning Center reports that...



Caledonia Recruitment


On August 29, 2016, Patrick Taylor, Scoutreach Coordinator, came to Caledonia ES to recruit Boys Scouts. This year the recruitment effort was sweetened with a new initiative...the Rockets Incentive Membership Drive!

In the 2014-15 school year, Arielle Smith, was assigned to Caledonia to supervise the Boys Scouts. She was proud to highlight a few accomplishments:

Last April Dontae Witner, Cleveland Browns, came out to Central Cadillac for the Pinewood Derby. Central Cadillac gave them breakfast.

Twenty-Five students participated last year, (7) of which participated in summer camp which was held at Forest Hills Park.


click here to read more CALEDONIA HIGHLIGHTS

1st quarter awards assembly



Mayfair Elementary School





Mayfair Elementary School



                             NOVEMBER 7, 2016

Junior Achievement






Mayfair Elementary School

November 3, 2016


Junior Achievement- empowers young people to own their economic success. Junior Achievement’s curriculum focuses on financial education, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness.

Harvest Festival

To Sick for School

This Week in Sports



Join us at the

final regular season varsity football game








A BIG CONGRATS goes out to the Heritage Middle School 8th Grade Football team for becoming the 2016 Jr. LEL Football champions with their victory over Warrensville Middle School yesterday. Way to go Cardinals!

This Week in Sports


NOTE: Friday's football game this week will be played at 5pm instead of 7pm.


Here are a few athletic events that are taking place this week for Shaw High School:

Parent Involvement Committee

Volleyball & Soccer Senior Night


We will be acknowledging the graduating Cardinals at the Volleyball & Soccer Senior Night(s) this week as they play their final regular season games in a Shaw uniform.


2016 Lady Cardinal Vollyball Team

2016 Lady Cardinal Soccer Team

This Week in Sports



Here are the athletic events that will be taking place this week for

Shaw High School and Heritage Middle School:

Cardinals in the News

Special thanks to everyone who helped to vote us in for the Cleveland Browns "High School Game of the Week." The Lorain vs. Shaw game dominated the polls with 64% of the votes.


High School Game of the Week:

Shaw vs. Lorain

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This Week in Sports


Here are a few athletic events that are taking place this week for Shaw High School and Heritage Middle School:




Cardinals in the News


Shaw Shows Out Behind

Quarterback Alejandro Washington,

Claims Victory Over Valley Forge 39-14


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This Week in Sports

A big congrats goes out to the Lady Cardinals Varsity Soccer team for earning their first win of the season against Akron - Garfield High School. Way to go ladies!

The Shaw High School Varsity Football team won their second game in row with a dominating performance against Valley Forge High School last Thursday night (39-14).


Congrats also go out to the undefeated Shaw High School JV football team with their win over Valley Forge High School

Congrats to the Heritage Cardinals 8th Grade Football team who earned their third straight win of the season against Heskett (Bedford).

Shaw High School 2016 - 2017 Bell Schedule

2016 - 2017 Bell Schedule

Welcome to ECCS Elementary Schools 2016

Welcome to Heritage Middle School 2016

Welcome to Shaw High School 2016



The Mighty Marching Cardinals

Best High School Marching Band in Greater Cleveland!!!



This Week in Sports





The Shaw High School & Heritage Middle School
Lady Cardinals Volleyball teams

were both victorious last Tuesday against Glenville and Monticello respectively

Battle of the Bands

This Week in Sports


Celebrate Labor Day - District Closed




Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.

2016 Football Season - First Home Game

Celebrate the

Cardinal Nation!

We would like to show our unity at Saturday's first football home game with a "Black Out."



The game takes place this Saturday, September 3, 2016 against Whitney Young High School at Shaw Stadium. Game starts at 2pm.

We will offer discounted admission for East Cleveland City School District Families who wear black and red to the game:

Students - $1. Adults - $2.

Regular admission prices apply to others. Please spread the word. Thank you. Let's show up and show out.

* Admission to home and Lake Erie League games is free for administration, faculty, and staff with an ID. This includes free admission for one guest. Other terms may apply.

This Week in Sports


Monday, 8/29/16:
SHS Volleyball - Shaw @ Lutheran East HS.

5:00 PM JV / 6:00 PM Varsity start.

Curriculum Night

Back to School Rally 2016

This week in Sports


Monday, 8/22/16:
SHS Volleyball - Shaw @ Oberlin HS. 5:30 PM JV / 7:00 PM Varsity start.

Tuesday. 8/23/16:
8th Grade Football - Heritage @ Rocky River MS (Rocky River HS Stadium, Rocky River, OH). 5:30 PM

Wednesday, 8/24/16:
SHS Volleyball - Shaw @ Chardon HS - 6:00 PM JV / 7:15 PM Varsity start

Friday, 8/26/16:
Varsity Football - Shaw @ Warren Harding HS - 7:00 PM

Saturday, 8/27/16:
Boys & Girls Cross Country - Rebel XC Invitational -Willoughby South High School. 9:00 AM.

Junior Varsity Football - Warren Harding @ Shaw - 10:00 AM

* Admission to home and Lake Erie League games is free for administration, faculty, and staff with an ID. This includes free admission for one guest. Other terms may apply.

Back to School


Registration for students(s) entering East Cleveland City Schools will be completed at the Central Registration Office located at:

East Cleveland Board of Education Building

1843 Stanwood Road

East Cleveland, OH 44112

Registration hours are 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Call (216) 268-6600 for further information


Our students, staff and teachers worked very hard this year, and have earned the results they have achieved.


There are many opportunities over the summer to keep up with all they learned and be at their best for the next school year.  Reading is always free and always a good choice for maintaining and expanding all sorts of skills.  It helps students become lifelong learners as well. 


Around the Cleveland area, there are many activities available in the summer, here are a few that are free:

Summer Food Rocks

As 2015/2016 School Year Ends

The 2015-2016 school year has come to an end, but we have ended it on a high note.  The students enjoyed a block party on June 2nd.  They had so much fun dancing, playing games, and of course eating.  Next, we have an awesome awards assembly. Our students were recognized for perfect attendance, honor roll, merit roll, and citizenship.  Last, we promoted our preschool children, our kindergarten children, and or 6th grade children.  Each celebration was very special.  Our Superior family came out to support their children in a “mighty cardinal” fashion.  This year has truly been a blessing!  Our staff, parents, and students have grown each and every day.  We enjoyed sending them off with lots of fun and recognition.  We all look forward to what is in store for next year!


Chambers Supports all Dads!

Parent Teacher Organization promoting father involvement through Doughnuts with Dad


Children benefit from their fathers’ involvement in their schools. Research by the National Center for Education Statistics indicates that this is true even when a child’s mother is already involved in the school. A father’s involvement “exerts a distinct and independent influence” on a child’s success in school. When fathers are involved in school the goal is that children will strive to learn more, perform better, exhibit healthier behavior and display fewer discipline problems. In fact fathers are more likely to participate if we continue to tell them how important they are!   “Chambers supports all Dads”


The Wedding of Q and U!

If you are not already familiar with this event, let me fill you in! It is a silly, fanciful, wonderful way to teach students the spelling pattern of “qu” in a way that is truly memorable. The wedding reinforces the idea that every time we write a word with a q in kindergarten, we always follow the q with a u. The wedding of Q and U is geared for the early elementary years and will serve as a wonderful teaching tool! Young readers and spellers will have a creative way to remember the spelling rule of the letters Q and U.


Caledonia Students visit the Great Lakes Science Center

Caledonia Students visit the Cleveland Metro Zoo

East Cleveland City School District

The East Cleveland City School District supplied each student in kindergarten through eighth grade with a “Summer Literacy Library”. In continuation of the Superintendent’s commitment to literacy, and to assist in addressing academic losses that are likely to occur during the summer months, the Literacy Libraries will assist students in engaging in rich and meaningful reading experiences during the summer months. Each student received eight books that are multicultural, along with a parent’s guide and student activities guide. Students will receive academic credit for completion of the aforementioned activities upon their return to school in the fall. The books were distributed during assemblies at each elementary school and at Heritage Middle School. The District has partnered with “A Cultural Exchange” to ensure that our students received quality, rigorous, age appropriate, and relevant books. Please ensure that your child reads and completes the activities. Reading is essential, as we continue to provide our students with excellent educational opportunities.





"This is the City...
This is the School...
This is the Team...
This is the Time...
A time when America is calling for a change in the way we teach our kids.
The team at Shaw Academy has taken on the challenge!"

                                                 ~Shaw Academy Students

Superior’s Fourth Graders Master Measurement

Mrs. Darrell’s 4th graders are learning about how area and perimeter relate to real-world concepts with the help of the story, Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!

The story stimulated their imaginations and introduced them to the rigorous tasks that came to follow! These 4th graders were excited to take on the challenge of figuring out the cheapest and most expensive ways to seat their future dinner guests.  This activity proved to be a great way to enhance their cooperative learning skills in addition to, problem solving and reading comprehension.   



 Shaw High Senior ANTHONY PRICE

One of 1,000 students selected form across the country

to receive Gates Millennium Scholar in 2016

Bike Rodeo


Join us for the 4th Annual East Cleveland SRTS Bike Rodeo. A bike rodeo is a bicycle-skills event which provides an opportunity for bicyclists, age 5-12 to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes.

Come and test your skills on the bike course, see the Trucks and Rockin’ Robots, food, prizes, and more.

You may win a lock, bike helmet, or bike! Get a Child ID Card!

Bike Rodeo

June 4, 2016, 12-3pm

Shaw High School back parking lot


* All participants must have a bike helmet for safety!

Chambers Celebrating Earth Day!



“Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money”.

-- Cree Indian Proverb


Ms. Jackson’s third grade class celebrates Earth Day and its importance.  It educates us about what we have and what we are losing by acting in ways that aren’t environmentally friendly or energy efficient. Earth Day reminds us that we need to take action now to protect our environment before it’s too late…



“I like cleaning up my school because I like helping my community, I also like it because I like my school.”

—Auoran Jeter




Shaw High School Marching Band

Congratulations Shaw High School Marching Band

Grand Champions

2016 Oak Park, MI Battle of the Bands!

1st Place Category AAA Overall
1st Place Percussion
1st Place Auxiliary 


Memorial Day Parade



Memorial Day is the  federal holiday where we remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces.


The East Cleveland Parade will  take place May 30.  Line up is at the Windermere Rapid Station @11:00 a.m., the Parade starts at 12 noon and will end at the Helen S. Brown Center.

Please join us as we commemorate those who served. For further information, please contact Mr. Donshon Wilson.

African Polyrhythms

One of the most memorable lessons thus far has been with Mrs. Piskura's fifth grade class here are Superior Elementary. The fifth grade students were introduced to and learned how to play African Polyrhythms by using hand drums.

The students were all actively engaged from the start of the lesson until the finish of the lesson.


Article by: Mrs. Lyons

Science is very important!

Ms. Cooper and Ms. Rock’s Preschool Class

Science is very important even to our little students.  We focus on making intelligent observations based on facts.  Students learn literacy skills by making predictions and then seeing if their predictions are accurate.


Science Inquiry and Application

  1. Record Observations using words, pictures, charts, graphs
  2. Make careful observations


The students and teachers discussed objects that would sink or float. After the discussion, the students were given a picture to place on the sink and float chart to predict whether the object would sink or float. Then the students were given the object to place in a bucket of water to see if their prediction was correct.

Little scientists in the making!

Shaw Leadership Academy Student Recognition

On Wednesday, April 19, Shaw Leadership Academy held a student recognition assembly to recognize students that made honor, merit role or perfect attendance for the 3rd quarter of the 2015 - 2016 School Year.



Caledonia Luau




Boys to Men Initiative


On March 16, 2016 fourteen Mayfair 6th graders joined eight Shaw High School students for the Boys to Men Initiative.  This program enables Shaw students to mentor Mayfair students under the guidance of mentors’ that hold various positions throughout the district.  During this session we reviewed academic goals and talked about the importance of being on time.  Students were asked to embrace this adage- “To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, to be late is unacceptable.”  Further, we discussed the college goals and many of the young men stated what college they would like to attend.  Lastly, we did a focus exercise where a circle was formed by all participants and a ball was thrown, the individual that caught the ball would have to remember who he threw it to and from  whom he caught it .  Eventually 7 balls were going around the circle.  The point being anything is possible if you focus.  This session proved beneficial for all involved. 

Caledonia Students visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.



The 3rd and 5th grade students went the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Museum officials led illuminating talks filled with marvelous facts that astonished our youngsters. Our youngsters were surprised to learn that glaciers once covered Cleveland. The presentation covered familiar topics (i.e. Volcanoes & fossils) the discussions thereof served to supplement the students' classroom experiences.

Mrs. Mulazim (3rd grade teacher) said,
"We read "Balto The Dog Who Saved Nome" and the museum had an incredible lifelike rendering of Balto that the children enjoyed seeing in real life. This really make their reading come to life."








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Special Distance Learning Program


“Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

with Team Wendy”


On Thursday, April 14th Shaw High School had the opportunity to be part of a "live" broadcast from WVIZ Ideastream (IDEA CENTER).  From our own distance-learning classroom in Shaw’s Media Center,  our students were able to talk with a Manufacturing Engineer and the Director of Product Development promoting careers in advanced or high-tech manufacturing with Team Wendy.  In addition, our students had the opportunity to inquire about educational and employment opportunities in this changing industry. 

Culinary, Cooking Up a Career

Culinary at Shaw allows students to express themselves and be creative. To some students cooking is their passion and to others it will be a hobby or back up plan in life. Three juniors who are currently participating in the Culinary program are Havvwah Brown, Julius Mitchell, and Christopher Jones. Culinary to them is not a regular class; it's a job. They take sanitation, prepping, and cooking seriously so no one gets sick.

Chambers 4th graders visits the Botanical Garden

Chambers 4th graders visits the Botanical Garden: A paradise in the city awaits you… 

The Garden is located in University Circle, the heart of Cleveland’s cultural district. Just a stone’s throw from Little Italy and catty-corner to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden boasts some of the finest public gardens in the Midwest. Each one is a gem with its own distinct personality.

The Garden is also home to the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, a unique conservatory that takes you on an exotic adventure to the lush rainforest of Costa Rica and the spiny desert of Madagascar.

Take a closer look :


“English, Spanish and Chinese!”


At Chambers Elementary School, our students in grades first through sixth are engaged with learning the language and the culture of China.  The Confuscius Institute at Cleveland State University has provided us with an amazing teacher, Ms. Wang, to introduce our students to the wonderful world of China.  This is Mrs. Wang’s second year at Chambers and the fruits of her labor have paid off!  We are very proud to announce that some of our students passed the National Chinese Proficiency Exam.  Pictured below is the celebration that Ms. Wang and the Confucius Center planned for our students.

Nyra Frierson – 4th Grader, Elisha McDowell – 6th Grader, Makiya Knuckles – 5th Grader

Dancing Classrooms at Chambers!

The mission of the Dancing Classrooms is to build awareness, confidence and self-esteem in children. Since established in 2008, Dancing Classrooms is not about ballroom dancing. The dance is a tool for getting the children to break down social barriers, learn about honor and respect, treat others carefully, improve self-confidence, communicate and cooperate, and accept others even if they are different.


"Do you know how after doing something very active you feel tired? After we finish dance I’m very energetic. I’m not tired at all!!! It makes me happy and I love it."                                                                                              -Gabby


Remember to Watch



The Shaw High School Marching Band

will be on Good Morning America on 5/4/2016



Spring Music Extravaganza

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Ohio State Testing Schedule Helpful Hints


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Ohio State Testing Schedule


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Caledonia Elementary School students participate in the GE Girls program. An invite only program for local Northeastern Ohio schools to increase the awareness and participation of girls in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


3rd Grade Guarantee Parental Workshop

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

3rd Grade Guarantee Parental Workshop

Mayfair Elementary School


Date: April 13, 2016

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Place: Room 123


Call for more information

Mayfair Parent Liaison Stephanie Moore at (216) 268 – 6651




Register today for the YRC's Spring Job Fair on March 31st!


You're invited to the



March 31st, 2016

Winter Concert and Assembly at Heritage a Ringing Success!


The Winter Concert and Assembly was a great event here at Heritage Middle School!  Ms. Roberts introduced student Mya Tomoto, who started the festivities as Mistress of Ceremonies.  She then introduced Dr. Paul Hill of the Journey Project/Rites of Passage.  He and his compatriots and students presented information about Kwanzaa and the project itself.  Audience members were very attentive and interested.  They and Elder Mitchell demonstrated the lighting of candles and pouring of libations rituals for Kwanzaa.



Physical Education Classes are Part of the Team at Heritage


This year in Physical Education, our goal at Heritage Middle School is to find ways to introduce students to a variety of sports and fitness concepts and also incorporate subject matter from other disciplines.


Courtroom in the Classroom Comes to Heritage!


Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams brought her courtroom into the Heritage Middle School cafeteria so students could witness and discuss the proceedings of a Cuyahoga Country court room. 


Parental Involvement

There are many ways that parents can be proactive in their child's education such as, reading together at home, incorporating the child's curriculum into their everyday life (like practicing fractions and measuring through cooking together), and of course becoming involved with the school. You will be amazed at the effects of your involvement in your child's education. You will be proud as you see better grades, better behavior, and more positive attitudes.


Take a look at Chambers’ Parental Involvement PTO President Mrs. Pittman and Ms. Winston 3rd grade teacher keeping parents involved!



GE Girls is an invite only program for local Northeastern Ohio schools to increase the awareness and participation of girls in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Here are the Caledonia Elelmentary School G.E. Girls hard at work.




Students in each of the kindergarten class wrote thank you notes and/or letters to Mr. Little and Ms. Zelda.  Read more to see the letters written by the students.


Eact Cleveland G.E.D. Program



The East Cleveland City School District offers G.E.D. preparation for the adult population. Our program provides educational opportunities for adults who need to enhance their academic skills for effective citizenship, further education or productive employment. The East Cleveland G.E.D. program provides academic support with Mathematics, reasoning through Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies in preparing our adults.

The East Cleveland G.E.D. Program now operates evenings, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

The G.E.D. daytime program at Superior Elementary School has been discontinued.

PBIS Kick-Off




Parental Involvement Committee Meeting


   Preparing For Success Resource Fair

Please join us to find out more about opportunities for the youth of the East Cleveland City School District

Thursday, February 25, 2015
Shaw High School Auditeria
15320 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112

Dinner will be served at 6:00 P.M.
Program will begin at 6:30 P.M.


District Science Fair



FEB 23, 2016



FEB 24 2016


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