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"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.   

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 Shaw High Senior ANTHONY PRICE

One of 1,000 students selected form across the country

to receive Gates Millennium Scholar in 2016

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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 communiity, I also like it because I like my school.”

—Auoran Jeter




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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 were 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 Windemere 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 commemmorate those who served. For further information, please contact Mr. Donshon Wilson.

African Polyrhythms

One of the most memorable lessons thus fas 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 activly engaged from the start on 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!

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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.



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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. 

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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.

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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 :


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“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

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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


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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

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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.



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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.


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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. 


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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!

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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.




Women 25 years and older:

Tuition Grants

Up to $2000 or more

For the Fall 2016 ~ Summer 2017 academic year


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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.


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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.


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District Science Fair



FEB 23, 2016



FEB 24 2016


Aspire Program


The Aspire Program is a tuition-free academic and leadership program that connects Hathaway Brown School with under-resourced public schools around Cleveland. The program targets high achieving girls limited in opportunity because of low family income and lack of exposure to higher education. At Aspire these students are mentored by a dedicated group of high school and college students whose teaching talent is being cultivated to bring new ideas and change to our schools.


Nominations are being made for East Cleveland City School District fifth graders.  Space is limited and applications must be submitted by February 19, 2016.  For further information contact your school principal.

Shaw High School - Q 1

Shaw High School - Q 1

The Lunch Bunch Group


5th and 6th grade Chambers Elementary School Students have the opportunity to eat lunch daily with Mrs. Benson.  These students are part of her Lunch Bunch Group.

As students eat, they participate in different educational activities.  Students play comprehension games, work on the computer (Compass Learning or Study Island), use educational handheld games or use the smart board.  Students enjoy eating lunch with Mrs. Benson and participating in these fun educational activities.

When students were asked why they like lunch bunch, students responded by saying they enjoyed the games and being able to spend time with their friends and Mrs. Benson. 

It is exciting to see students being able to interact with each other and the teacher in a nontraditional way during lunch.


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Food Drive


The Students of Caledonia Elementary School participated in a canned good food drive for the school and with the help of the Staff the school was able to donate 1,213 canned goods.


The Canned goods were used to make Thanksgiving Baskets for families.  Under the coordinative efforts of Mr. White (3rd & 4th ED), this was a major collaboration of stakeholders which made it possible for different families in our school community to have a fabulous holiday.

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Career Tech - Fire Fighting Technology

The Fire Fighting Technology program has a new teacher named Jonathan Alexander.  Mr. Alexander is a Shaw High School graduate, he completed the Shaw High School Fire Fighting Technology program and is a former East Cleveland Fire Fighter.


Welcome Mr. Alexander.

Career Tech - Criminal Justice Students

Three Criminal Justice (Commander Smith) students, Dominic Ferritto, Antayjah Nevels and Isis Smith were selected and participated in the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office/Cuyahoga County Regional Forensic Science Laboratories “Medical Examiner’s High School Shadow Program on November 20, 2015 at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. The students received certificates for their participation.

Career Tech - Nurse Assisting Class

On November 23 - 24, 2015 students from the Career-Technical Education’s, Nurse Assisting Class (Mrs. Mallett) participated in their First Aid/CPR certification activity.  After completion of this cource they received their Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification cards.

Book Character Day Celebration

Our illustrious Superintendent, Mrs. Myrna L. Corley, joined the administrators of Chambers Elementary School  to celebrate reading at the monthly Book Character Day celebration.  Mrs. Corley captivated the students when she read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. She started the read-aloud activating the students’ prior knowledge by asking the kindergartners and 1st graders about the story of the Three Little Pigs.  After soliciting multiple responses from the grand audience, Mrs. Corley jumped into character of Alexander T. Wolf and pulled Ms. Livingston, Mrs. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Cash into the characters of the three little pigs as she read.


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Welcome to Chambers 25 Book Kickoff!!!


“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read”
Mary McLeod Bethune


The 25 Books Campaign is a school-wide initiative requiring all students to read 25 books during the academic school year. The campaign encourages students to read a wide variety of topics across different genres. 

This year to kick off the campaign, teachers dressed up as character from their favorite books. 

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Veterans Day Celebration

The Shaw High School & Heritage Middle School Boys Basketball teams participated in the  Veteran's Day Celebration Dinner that took place on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Volunteers of America Veterans Domiciliary in Cleveland, OH.


Students assisted with setting up table and chairs, decorating, and other prep work including serving food and beverages. Our students met many dignitaries including Mayor Frank Jackson of Cleveland.


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Coats / Hats / Gloves

Food Drive


November 16 - November 23



is to donate

1015 Canned Good and NON-Perishable items

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Heritage Middle School
is proud to invite you
to our

Scholastic Book Fair

To be held during conferences,
Nov. 11, 2015
2:00-8:00 pm

in the library.

Come buy books to support your student’s reading!


You are also welcome to shop until

November 20, 2015 weekdays

8:00am and 3:30 pm in the library.

We are also seeking volunteers to help during the school day.  
Please contact Ms. Solomon to arrange a time!

Here is a link to our online book fair at Heritage. 

November 11 - 20, 2015

Family College Night


The Parent Involvement Committee

Family College Night

It is never too early to begin
preparing your student for college and/or careers.
Let us help you get started!


Thursday, November 19, 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.


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Caledonia and Mayfair Elementary Schools have been choosen as two of seventeen schools selected to participate in the GE Girls, an invite only program sponsored by GE Lighting in partnership with Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House.


GE Girls is an outreach effort to excite and retain interest of middle school girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Congratulations to the 6th grade student participants!


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Students at Mayfair Elementary School participated in a Junior Achievement Blitz Day.  Volunteers guided students through hands-on activities designed to empower young people to their own economic success.  Themes for the day forcused on personal, family, local and global community economic issues.

Fabulous Food Show

The Shaw High School Culinary Arts class (Ms. Kellon) will be attending the Fabulous Food Show at the IX Center on Friday, November 13, 2015.


The Fabulous Food Show is the nation’s largest presentation of fine food, fine art, restaurants and purveyors all under one roof! Guests can taste, try & buy their way through the expansive 400,000 square foot show floor with over 450 exhibiting companies just in time for the holidays. Nearly 100 live demonstrations on 6 different high performance stages by world renowned celebrity chefs and culinary professionals will have guests cooking, entertaining and saving money like a pro this holiday season.

Veterans Day


The Criminal Justice class (Commander Smith) will be marching in the Veteran’s Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. 9:30 a.m.

Veterans Day Ceremony & Parade
Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114


Join veterans and local officials for this free ceremony honoring veterans right in the heart of downtown Cleveland. There will be keynote speakers and military awards and honors presented to veterans. Military veterans, their families and the public are encouraged to attend.

Cleveland Scholastic Open Chess Tournament.


Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., hosted a scholastic chess tournament on Cuyahoga Community College, Metro campus.  K - College participants were rewarded with E-readers, money, gift cards, scholarships and job Internships.


Here are a few photo's to celebrate the Mayfair Elementary Students who participated.


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Make a Difference Day
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Title I Parent Involvement Committee Presents “Meet the Principals: A Panel Discussion” Thursday, October 22, 2015 Shaw High School Auditeria, 6 P.M.

Featuring Principals from Caledonia, Chambers, Mayfair, Superior, Heritage and Shaw... Featuring a performance from Chambers Elementary School students.

Myrna Loy Corley,  Superintendent of Schools, will present important
District information and new developments with the 3rd Grade Guarantee. 


History Makers


History Makers is an organization committed to preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal storiess of both well-known and unsung African American Speakers.  Recently some of these speakers shared their personal stories of success with students at Caledonia Elementary School.


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We The People


We The People is a collaborative with John Carroll University to reinforce learning about our Constitution and its role in our society.  Caledonia 4th grade students actively participate in the program activities and exercises.


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Teen Summit

Chambers 25 Book Campaign Kick-off


Students at  are encouraged to read 25 books and complete a Reader’s Response form for each  book. This goal is to read these books by the end of the school year, however, many students work to go above and beyond that goal! Students are recognized for their accomplishments, so get your child reading and turn the response slip in to their teacher so they can get credit for their book.


Shaws Curriculum Night Displays

JROTC at the City Club of Cleveland




Caledonia Elementary School STEM Lab

A STEM LAB specializes in the practical application of:
Science – Technology – Engineering – Math

STEM is a way of thinking about how educators at all levels—including parents—can be help students integrate knowledge across disciplines, encouraging them to think in a more connected and holistic way.


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Father Walk 2015


“When my father didn’t have my hand-he had my back,"
~ Linda Poindexter


Chambers takes part in The Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative (CCFI) that seeks to strengthen families in the community by encouraging fathers to play a more active role in nurturing and raising their children. The Initiative responds to escalating social concerns regarding "father absence" by providing fathers with access to services designed to prepare them to better meet the emotional, psychological, and financial needs of their children. The CCFI also seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of father involvement.

At Chambers we stand committed to the importance of children and the relationships that fathers have with their children. Please join us as we congratulate all of the men of Chambers for a huge turnout for our Father’s Walk 2015!

Breakfast with Chambers’ dads:

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Athletic events week of 9/14/15

Battle of the Bands


Constitution Day Contest

Athletic events week of 9/14/15


Cultural Arts Enhance Summer Learning

Summer Enrichment Academy and Cultural Arts Program

The East Cleveland City School District is pleased to offer an extensive Summer Enrichment Academy for students in grades K-8. Ohio law mandates that school districts provide opportunities to support students in meeting the academic challenges of elementary school.

Anthony Price, rising Senior at Shaw High School, is the 2015 Princeton Prize in Race Relations Winner for Cleveland.

One out of 27 winners in the nation is selected for the prestigious prize. The Princeton Prize is an organization that was created by the class of 1966 of Princeton University that recognizes high school students that have promoted harmony, understanding, and respect among people of different races whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities. 

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