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Weekly Callout March 8

Telling Our Story

I created the Weekly Callout to keep you informed about how we're preparing Euclid's children for success. 
The purpose is so you can learn more about the wonderful initiatives and programs going on around the district.
Superintendent Christopher Papouras 




Euclid High School National Honor Society inducts new members

Euclid High School's chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 35 new members on Monday as administrators, teachers and family members celebrated their accomplishments.


The  National Honor Society (NHS) encourages students to focus on four values: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.  There are chapters in every state as well as U.S. territories, Canada and around the world.


"We are so proud of the work you put in when no one else is watching," said Mrs. Svoboda. "We couldn't be more proud of the things you have done for our school and our community. We have great students at Euclid High School who do great things every day."


At the ceremony, I encourage the NHS inductees to be the champions of treating others with kindness and compassion because we need more of this in the world.

A special thank you to teacher Ron Zucca for his dedication to the National Honor Society and for mentoring the students through the process. 

Find a list of inductees in the news section of our website.

Teacher dresses up for Read Across America

Schools celebrate Read Across America

From read-a-thons to mismatched socks days, our schools joined others nationwide this week in celebrating Read Across America Week.

Students at Shoreview Elementary took turns reading Dr. Seuss books on Monday in honor of the late children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, known for books like “Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham.”  We celebrate March 2, his birthday, as Dr. Seuss Day.

Shoreview and other schools including our Early Learning Village celebrated days like “Mismatched Sock Day” and “Wacky Wednesday.” The Early Learning Village also sent a reading log home with students encouraging their families to read with them.

Euclid Schools emphasize reading continuously through events held at schools and features like reading nooks in our elementary buildings.


Read Across America Week is dedicated to motivating children to read as research shows children who spend more time reading do better in school. Please continue the celebration at home by reading with your children and encouraging them to read. Reading inspires them to love learning and leads to higher grades in all subjects, not just reading. Reading at an early age expands children’s vocabulary and makes them more fluent and proficient readers. 

Along with our schools’ libraries, the Euclid Public Library has an extensive children’s literature department and librarians excited to help you select books to read with your children. Ashley Gowens, marketing and communications manager for the Euclid Public Library, shared the following:

Reading at home with your students is a great way to develop life-long readers. 


Even after children learn to read by themselves, it is still important for parents to read with their children. By reading stories above their reading level together, family members can broaden a young readers’ understanding and motivate them to improve their skills.


Here are some helpful tips on how to raise a reader in your home:

  • Reacquaint yourself with reading. If you’ve let reading slide to the margins of your life, now is the time to bring it back! Make space, and time, for books you read for yourself, and books you read with your child. Model good reading behavior to your child. If you want to raise a reader, be a reader.

  • Respect your child’s preferences. Your child already surprises you with independent tastes and opinions. You may not be all that excited about fairies, talking trucks, or comic books, but your child might be. Encourage children to express what they like about their books and find more books like those. ?

  • It’s okay to interrupt. Don’t get so caught up in your reading that you ignore your child’s comments and queries. Interruptions show that your child is engaged.

  • Choose diverse books. All children need to see themselves reflected in the picture books around them. If your child is a member of a racial or ethnic minority, seek out books that feature children who look similar to yours — they are getting much easier to find. All children need to encounter books that present a variety of cultural traditions and family structures that coexist in our communities. Exposing children to diversity in books will prepare them for life in a diverse world. ?

Euclid Public Library can assist you in developing life-long readers, visit www.euclidlibrary.org or stop by the Children's Library to join a reading program best suited for your student.

Get tickets now for the Euclid High School PTA Scholarship Dance

Tickets are now available for the 68th Annual Scholarship Dance hosted by Euclid United for Education and Euclid High School PTA. The dance will be held on April 4 at the Euclid Community Center located behind CVS Pharmacy on Lakeshore Boulevard. 

The scholarship program started in1952 as the Teaching Scholarship Fund and later became the W.G. Fordyce Scholarship Fund. It’s come a long way from giving its first scholarship of $200 in 1952 to awarding a full $2,000 scholarship to a student last school year.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40 each and entitle the ticket holder to dinner, beer/wine/soft drinks, coffee and desserts plus the opportunity to win $500. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win $75, $125 and $300. 

There will be a cash bar, a disc jockey, and a complimentary photo booth. Raffle baskets, a wine spin and balloon pop for a chance to win a gift card valued at $25 or more are also planned.

All money raised goes to the Euclid High School PTA. Scholarships are available to seniors whose parents/guardians are current members of the Euclid High School PTA and have been a member for at least two years, one being their child’s senior year. Seniors must also: Attend Euclid High School; pass all parts of the Ohio Graduation Test; rank in the upper two-thirds of their graduating class and plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution or enroll in an accredited degree program.

Tickets are available at each school building and the Lakeshore Coffee House. They may also be purchased online at https://euclid-united-for-education-2020.cheddarup.com/

Issue 27 on March 17 ballot

Euclid City Schools has placed Issue 27 on the March 17 primary election ballot.  Issue 27 is an operating issue that will allow the schools to continue to provide quality academic instruction and programs that students need for college and career success.  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. 

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