Bringing Black History to Life
Our schools went above and beyond this month to bring Black History Month to life for students.
Our Early Learning Village teachers spent the month portraying different historical figures. The school encouraged students to dress up as their favorite African-American heroes and share facts about their lives on this past Thursday.
“The students were excited to portray their African American Heroes and to see their classmates' creativity as well,” said teacher Tina Stump, who organized activities at the Early Learning Village. “Our students are chips off the old blocks; teachers and staff have been dressing up throughout the month. The adults dressed up as Sojourner Truth, Serena Williams, Zora Neale Hurston, Simone Biles, Oprah Winfrey, Rosa Parks, and Mae Jemison to name a few.”
Zaniyah B., a senior at Euclid High School, and former teacher Chanelle McCloud hosted Black History Month assemblies at the high school. The assemblies followed the theme “Embrace Ambition and Black Excellence.” Student performers presented songs, dances and poems either performed by or inspired by graduates of historically black colleges or universities.
These are just some examples. Chardon Hills Magnet School held its first Black History Month tournament as students shared their knowledge. Bluestone Elementary and the Early Learning Village invited community members and parents to read with students. Central Middle School, Bluestone Elementary and Shoreview Elementary held assemblies while Shoreview will host a Black History Month potluck tonight.
These activities go beyond sharing the typical lessons about African-Americans and show students the impact that African-Americans continue to have on culture, technology and so many other aspects of our lives.
“We are planting seeds of curiosity in our children,” Ms. Stump said. “We hope they have gained the desire to explore their culture, their ancestry and American History in its entirety.”
State of Our Schools
One of my goals as Euclid Schools’ Superintendent is to keep you informed. To this end, we made the State of Our Schools presentation at community meetings held throughout the city.
I encourage you to watch the online version of State of Our Schools on our website at http://www.euclidschools.org/StateoftheSchools.aspx
Euclid City Schools is seeing improvement and has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education for our academic progress. The District provides quality academic instruction, career-technical education, programs in the arts, and other extracurricular activities that students need for college and career success.
Learn more about our academic progress, programs, community connections, and finances. Additionally, join Business Operations Director Pat Higley on a virtual tour of our secondary campus scheduled to open in August.
The State of Our Schools presentation is part of our continued effort to inform and dialogue with the community. We will continue to distribute our Weekly Callout e-newsletter, and post our treasurer financial update reports monthly on our website.
If you have a question about the district, please email me or one of our administrators listed on our State of Our Schools page.
Issue 27 on March 17 ballot
Euclid City Schools has placed Issue 27 on the March 17 primary election ballot. Issue 27 is an 8.7 mill operating issue that will provide our schools with funds to provide quality education and build on our students’ academic growth. More information on Issue 27 and our district can be found on our website's FAQ section. I encourage you to exercise your right to vote.