The Garfield Heights City Schools has
had an active and exciting last month, and with such a flurry of classroom
based, and community-oriented activities, this report is presented to the
First, congratulations to our
Homecoming King and Queen, Devon McDonald and Aniyah Shields, and all the
students who were voted to the Homecoming Court this year. The High School team
hosted a very spirited assembly earlier this month to commemorate this yearly
Homecoming tradition. A special word of gratitude is extended to our State
Representative, Stephanie Howse, who attended our home football game that
evening as well. We appreciate the responsiveness and level of attention that
Representative Howse has demonstrated to the Garfield Heights City Schools.
Thank you once again.
The Garfield Heights City Schools
would also like to thank the Garfield Heights Kiwanis organization, who
graciously donated several hundred dictionaries to the children in our District.
In total, nearly 300 dictionaries were donated to all 5th grade
students in the GHCS, in a ceremony that took place at Elmwood Elementary
School earlier this week. The District is appreciative of the long-standing
partnership it has with the Kiwanis organization, as it demonstrates the
collaboration and cooperation our school seeks to maintain with community
Learning opportunities come in all shapes and sizes in the Garfield Heights City Schools, and such was the case in a few separate opportunities earlier this month. High School students from Mr. Grant’s World History class had a dual learning opportunity by travelling to Jennings Home to participate in the facility’s ongoing enrichment speakership series. Learning alongside senior citizen residents of Jennings Home, the class of sophomores intently listened to Mr. Norton London, an adjunct professor at Cuyahoga Community College, on the topic of Amazing Women in the 19th Century. In addition a group of High School students visited Jennings Home to listen to a speaker present on the topic of a 100-year history of chemistry in the City of Cleveland. For the past several years, students of all ages and at all grade levels have visited Jennings Home to engage with senior citizens, listen to valuable lessons from guest speakers and learn in an intergenerational setting. In addition, members of the William Foster K-Club visited City Hall earlier this month as well, to discuss the leadership skills they are learning as elementary students in the District. Later this month, a group of senior citizens will visit the Center for Performing Arts to listen to Mr. Pope’s Marching Band, The District promotes and encourages this involvement and will continue to do so into the future as creative, hands-on learning opportunities.
These partnerships with external
stakeholders, such as Representative Howse, our local Kiwanis organization and
also our civic senior citizens demonstrate the importance of our community
relationships and an emerging set of real-world learning opportunities. Thank
you for your continued support, and as always, GO BULLDOGS!