Superintendent’s Message: April 2016
Dear Bulldog Supporters-
For this month’s Superintendent’s Report, I’d like to share some important updates of items taking place in the Garfield Heights City Schools. Students throughout the district are in test-taking mode and I encourage all families who have sons or daughters taking tests over the next several weeks to help with this process. There are many things that parents can do to help ensure success on tests. Some of the most important ways to help include:
- Keep a positive attitude about tests at home.
- Ensure proper sleep patterns during testing week.
- Help with well-rounded breakfasts on the days of tests.
- Simply encourage your students to do the best that he or she can.
These items may sound simple, but they are significant to helping ensure a positive approach to taking our state-mandated tests.
Chamber of Commerce's Senior Citizens with the
State of the Schools Presentation Theater Team Last Week
Secondly, the Garfield Heights City Schools joined the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and Trinity High School in delivering a State of the Schools presentation about the good news taking place in the district. Special thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for hosting this important, annual event. Next, a special thanks goes out to the 35 senior citizens who visited the High School’s Center for Performing Arts last week to see a preview of the Theater Department’s Spring Production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Great work to Mr. Benjamin and all those involved.
Congratulations to the High School's Academic Top Ten
Finally, I want to congratulate the High School’s Academic Top Ten. Those individuals are:
#1: Branden Kraus
#2: Alyssa Granito
# 3: Vincent Orzel
# 4: Haitam Baqacem
# 5: Andrianna Watson
# 6: Nathan Dregely
# 7: Jahru McCulley
# 8: John Kristof
# 9: Nicholas Kostura
#10: Terez Siggers
Your hard work and commitment to your educational careers will pay dividends in the future. The teachers who are being honored here tonight deserve recognition as well, since they have invested their time to ensure success not only for these Academic Top Ten students but for all students as well. And finally, to the families of our Academic Top Ten, congratulations as well. Setting high standards on the home-front only helps to bolster what is being done in the classroom. One way or another, you helped to create an environment for success, and you are to be commended as well. I wish all the best to students who are being honored here tonight. You truly represent what it means to be a Bulldog.
Thank you for your continued support of the Garfield Heights City Schools, and as always… GO BULLDOGS!
Sincerely, Terry Olszewski