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Education

STUDENT-FOCUSED PROGRAMS: Chapman Elementary art students (right) show off their creativity; Strongsville Middle School Honors Strings (below); Kinsner Elementary students (bottom) get a headstart at using computers at an early age.

Dear Parents and Community Members: It is my honor and privilege to serve as Strongsville City Schools’ Superintendent. Our District serves nearly 5,500 students and consists of one preschool, five elementary schools (grades K-5), one middle school (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12). Through our goals of Academic Achievement & Growth, Financial Prudence, and Community Engagement, we are building a District of excellence and innovation and will continue our drive in becoming a premier district in the region and state. These goals help to guide our work and ensure that we are preparing our students for the many paths they will follow after graduation from high school. Whether it is continuing their education in a college/university setting, beginning their journey in a career, or serving in a branch of our military, students are developing the skills necessary to be successful and meaningful contributors to society. Twenty-seven Advanced Placement courses, sixteen honors courses, and eleven Industrial Technology courses are just a few of the choices students have in our robust curriculum offerings. Remaining fiscally responsible with the funding and resources entrusted to us is of the highest importance to our District and has become paramount in creating additional efficiencies to maximize the funding received. The efforts of our Treasurer’s Office has not gone unnoticed – they have received the Association of School Business Officials International Meritorious Budget Award for four straight years, recognizing excellence in preparation and presentation of our District’s budget. Without our community’s support, Strongsville

Schools would not be where it is today. We have extremely engaged parents, who collaborate with our teachers to support their students. Our PTA Council and PTA building units continue to be intimately involved through fundraisers, volunteer hours, and financial grants for the work being done inside and outside of our classrooms at each grade level. Our local civic organizations and business community are also great advocates and partners, as we continue to develop additional ways for these Dr. Cameron M. Ryba, organizations to participate in the Superintendent growth and development of our students. Our goal at Strongsville City Schools is to build and strengthen a collaborative atmosphere, dedicated to always working in the best interest of our students. We need you as a partner for our District to continue reaching our shared goal of excellence for our students and community. We appreciate the important connections being made between our schools, students, teachers, staff, and our overall community. I look forward to working with our parents and community in the coming year. If I can be of any assistance, please contact me at 440-572-7010 or cryba@scsmustangs.org. You can also visit our website www.strongnet.org for additional information about our District. Go Mustangs! — Dr. Cameron M. Ryba Superintendent, Strongsville City Schools www.strongsville.org 17


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