Reasons to get excited about Euclid Schools
10. Euclid High School now offers Mandarin Chinese! Over 1 billion people, one-fifth of the global population, speak Mandarin. International businesses prefer to hire candidates who can speak more than one language, and China has become a huge market for American corporations. For these reasons, we are extremely proud to be able to offer this opportunity to EHS students.
This summer we hired Ms. Hong Zenisek, who will teach two sections of Mandarin at the high school level, then travel to Central and Chardon Hills to provide enrichment lessons. The consolidation of our secondary schools allows our eighth-grade students to access this unique opportunity and gain high school credit as a result. We will continue to expand our mandarin program in future years, as students progress from Mandarin I to successive courses. Welcome to Euclid, Ms. Zenisek!
9. Our elementary schools will benefit this year from the addition of Deans of Students. This role will help us better support students and teachers to build an even more positive atmosphere in our schools. We welcome Mr. Suttell (Arbor), Mrs. Urban (Bluestone), Mrs. Lauro (Chardon Hills), and Mr. Pruitt (Shoreview). All have previous experience with our district and will prove to be assets to our students and families.
8. The Euclid Fire Academy enters its third year of providing firefighter training to juniors and seniors at Euclid High School. The Euclid Fire Department partners with us in this endeavour by leading weekly lab activities with students. Cuyahoga Community College grants college credit to participants so that they graduate with 80% of their firefighter licensure courses complete. We look forward to building on the success of last year's first Fire Academy graduates!
7. Euclid Schools' fifth-grade students will be waltzing into the next school year thanks to our partnership with Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio! This 10-week – 20 session social development program for fifth-grade children utilizes ballroom dancing as a vehicle 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.
Dancing Classrooms uses a curriculum-based teaching approach to achieve social awareness and build self-esteem. Students are taught the vocabulary of various contemporary social dances in a classroom setting. Each class in the series introduces new steps, reinforcing what has been previously learned through practice and repetition.
6. Do you know how the internet works? Well, the Euclid High School CISCO program teaches our students just that! Euclid High School's Cisco Networking Academy prepares students for careers in network system analysis, planning and administration. The CISCO curriculum includes preparation for the Network + and CCNA certification with honors credit awarded and ten college credits. And for the fourth time in eight years, Euclid High School's Cisco Networking Academy had a student take first place at the Business Professionals of America National Competition.