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Weekly Callout March 13

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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


Please note this communication is part of the Weekly Callout series. Updates on COVID-19 will be provided in separate communications. 

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Panthers Football hosts inspirational symposium

The Euclid High School Panthers football program recently hosted the first inaugural Success Looks Like Me symposium to let players network with professionals from similar backgrounds.

Football Coach Jeff Rotsky invited successful African-American men and women from around Cleveland and the country to speak with children and share their stories. 

Success Looks Like Me symposium“Fifty very successful people from past players of mine to very dear friends welcomed the opportunity to inspire our kids,” Coach Rotsky said. “We had doctors, lawyers, business people, educators, professional athletes, and many others who spoke to the hearts of our kids. They told them the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.”

Students rotated and spoke with people with similar career and life interests. 

Former NFL player and pro-scout Steve Cargile talked to WEWS-TV 5 about his participation in the event.

“I definitely see myself in some of these kids just trying to figure out life,” he said. “We live in a tough world. I think it’s up to people like us to come to continue to change that will change the narrative and outcomes.”

Learn more about the event by watching these two newscasts.




Thank you to Coach Rotsky for organizing the event and to the professionals who shared their time to inspire our students.

Issue 27 on March 17 ballot

Election Day is Tuesday, March 17th.  Euclid voters have many significant issues on the ballot, including Euclid Schools’ Issue 27. Polls are open from 6:30 am - 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 17th. Please remember to vote on Issue 27, and the other issues and races on the ballot.

Our schools are making progress. In fact:

  • Every year, for the past four years, our students’ academic performance has improved. 

  • More than 93% of our students meet state reading requirements. 

  • Our graduation rate has increased by five percent. 

  • Our students who need academic help are closing the gap and catching up rapidly.

With Issue 27, our schools can work to continue the progress. Our schools have already cut millions from the budget. Without Issue 27, our schools will have to make deeper cuts that will impact education. 

To find your polling location, visit http://myohiovote.com.  To learn more about Issue 27, please visit our district website

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