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Weekly Callout Feb. 14

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.
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Superintendent Christopher Papouras 

Student Artwork on Display

Euclid City Schools’ fantastic art program is one of the ways we engage students. The public has a chance to see our students’ work on display both this month and in March.

Several Euclid High School students are representing the high school at the Annual Black History Month High School Art Exhibit hosted by the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. The artwork is exhibited on the first floor of the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland. The display is open to the public and free.

There will be a ceremony to recognize students’ participation at the end of the month. Students participating include senior Freddi King; juniors Rolland Miller, Jacayla Wright and Amari Cleveland; sophomore Dashanaye Cannon and freshman Teo Coleman. 

 Student Freddi King and artwork
Freddi King 
Rolland Miller artwork
Rolland Miller 
Freddi talks about her experiences creating her piece of artwork in this video: 

Additionally, Euclid High School’s Art Department and the Euclid Public Library are collaborating to present our first annual Euclid High School Student Art Exhibit. The exhibit will hang in the gallery at Euclid Public Library during the month of March. There will be an opening reception that is open to the public on Thursday, March 5, 6-7:30 p.m. at the library.

Art helps students learn about cultures and develop problem-solving skills. Congratulations to our student artists who have work on display.  Our art programs are one of the many ways the Euclid Schools create engaging learning opportunities for our students.  

Celebrating Culture

Cadence Chinese dance performance 

Hong Zenisek, a Mandarin Chinese teacher at Euclid High School, recently announced that high school student Cadence Barr won a grand prize at the Chinese Art Performance Competition held by the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University.

Cadence, competing against many performers including local professional performing groups, won the Outstanding Performance plaque. She was chosen to perform at the Confucius Institute’s Chinese New Year Celebration held Feb. 1. Her routine was a baton twirling dance called “Twirling for Love” to the Chinese hip-pop song “All About You.”


“People were very impressed by her performance at the Chinese New Year Celebration,” said Ms. Zenisek. “I was very proud of her for her win, especially since she was competing with some of the professional groups.”

 Cadence Barr's Performance:

Recognition for Fiscal Responsibility

Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber announced this week that for a third consecutive year, the Euclid City Schools earned the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. The award recognizes districts for a clean audit report with no findings for recovering or related issues.        

“By earning this award, these school districts have shown they are committed to educating their students and being transparent with their spending,” Auditor Faber said. 

This award shows that we take our responsibility to our taxpayers seriously. 

Euclid City Schools Treasurer Matt Brown shares monthly financial reports with the Euclid City Schools Board of Education. You can see the reports on the Finance section of our website


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