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Garfield Heights City Schools

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Principal's Message

A Message from the Principal

Winter/Spring 2024
Dear Middle School families,

The month of February is Black History Month, and in order to celebrate this occasion, teachers decorated their classroom doors to reflect designs and demonstrations from the African American History Museum in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Walking through the halls, students and staff learn about important individuals, groups, and events which have taken place and influenced Black History. Be sure to register for the Mojuba Collective event on February 29th as well!

GHMS has also been a busy place over the last several months, with a variety of educational and collaborative learning experiences to share with the community. Among these were a recent visit by our Student Council to a Garfield Heights City Council Meeting, just so that our students can see the civic process at work. Such an opportunity to watch the hands of government unfold builds upon the Judge-for-a-Day event which took place here earlier this fall, with the Honorable Judge Bell. The community has certainly pitched in to make GHMS a better place, and we thank Boys Hope/Girls Hope and the Rock Community Church for working with our building, to place trash receptacles on the BH/GH property to prevent litter. We thank the students’ bright designs and willingness to help, and our wonderful community partnerships. Thank you! In addition, our 8th graders have spent time at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, so that they can see an introduction to various trade programs that might suit their interests in the future.

Congratulations to our students who did not have a behavior referral or failing grade during the month of January, and who were treated to a social event at the end of one of our school days. Students played basketball, volleyball, hosted dance competitions, and board game tables were setup. Students are always encouraged to attend school, be on time, and demonstrate their best behavior. GHMS also hosted Grade Level Awards for students who were honored over the last several weeks to recognize:

  • Perfect attendance
  • Honor Roll
  • Merit Roll
  • Citizenship
  • Most Improved
Congratulations! Be sure to do your part so that you and your student can be part of our next round of Grade Level Awards Assemblies!