Celebrating Black History Month
The Early Learning Village invited the community this week to help celebrate Black History Month.
Parents and community members volunteered to read to our preschoolers and kindergarten students during the school’s African-American Read-In. The guest readers read books written by African-American authors. Early Learning Village Principal Sanya Henley said the school provided the books, refreshments and “an excited group of students.”
“I hope the volunteers got a sense of who the Early Learning Village students and staff are,” Mrs. Henley said. “I hope they felt appreciated and welcomed. The goal of every family engagement activity is to bring us closer and make the families and volunteers want to come back.”
African-American Read-Ins are held throughout the country to introduce readers to African-American authors whose work elevates African-American experiences.
The African-American Read-In is one of many activities that the school does throughout the year to engage families. The school also invites family members monthly to see its Fab Lab, the only fabricated laboratory space designed solely for early learners in the country.
Thank you to readers who volunteered your time to read to our early learners.
Honoring our student-athletes
Euclid High School celebrated National Signing Day this week as we congratulated our student-athletes’ successes.
National Signing Day honors students who sign letters of intent to play sports at the college level. The following Euclid High School students signed letters on Wednesday:
Kristan Ross - Murray State University
John Brown -West Liberty University
Le'Juan Bryant - Vermillion Community College
Mark'quise Duckworth - Vermillion Community College
Steve Hall - University of Charleston
Jaabir Mujihad - Ohio Dominican University
Aric Hodnett - West Virginia Wesleyan College
Jay'Quawon Phillips - West Liberty University
Mamadou M'Baye - West Virginia Wesleyan College
I enjoyed taking part in the celebration and hearing inspirational stories that the coaches told about each student-athlete. Thank you to keynote speaker Mark “Munch” Bishop, a sports commentator on FOX Sports 1350, for sharing words of encouragement with our students.
Congratulations to our star student-athletes. I wish them all the very best as they take their next steps in their education and life’s journey.
State of the Schools meetings
Euclid City Schools will offer two more opportunities for families and community members to learn more about our focus on student achievement, fiscal responsibility, and credibility.
Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on:
Feb. 11, Wards 6 and 7, Early Learning Village, 27000 Elinore Ave.
Feb. 12, Wards 3 and 8, Bluestone Elementary, 1455 E. 260th St.
Topics will include: Academic progress, 18-hour campus, school construction, career tech, special education programs, and our district budget. You will also hear from our students as they talk about their experiences at Euclid Schools. Our administrative team will be available to answer questions after the presentation.
Euclid Schools has placed an emergency levy, Issue 27, on the March 17 ballot. Please remember to exercise your right to vote. The voter registration deadline is Feb. 18. More information is available through the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.