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Staff Update NOVEMBER 2016

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MESSAGE FROM STEVE THOMPSON A MESSAGEAFROM YOUR SUPERINTENDENT

After numerous meetings with you, input from students and members of the community, our construction projects continue to move forward. We are currently in the design process and we are beginning to see animations and renderings of the new buildings. I would encourage you to check our website in order to see the most current information. Thank you to those that have given your time and energy to assist with our building designs. It is an exciting time!

In addition to the updates on our construction, I would like to call your attention to the accolades presented to our three middle schools. All three schools were awarded the Momentum Award which was presented by the Ohio State Board of Education for exceeding expectations in student growth for the 2015—2016 school year. This award is evidence of the tremendous efforts you and your students are putting forth to improve student achievement! I am proud to be a part of Willoughby-Eastlake Schools.

Steve

HAVE YOU BEEN TO OUR WELLNESS CLINIC? Traffic at the WEllness Clinic has been increasing and we are hearing positive feedback. I hope that you will use this valuable service. The WEllness Clinic is housed at NCI Eastlake. This clinic will be open for employees and their families on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The WEllness Clinic is operated by Lake Health and is staffed by a Lake Health Family Practice Certified Nurse Practitioner who is able to treat most common illnesses such as the flu, rashes, and strep throat. If you or a member of your family use the WEllness Clinic, there is NO OFFICE VISIT COPAY.


ART FOR ALL! THANK YOU EMS STAFF! When the parents of special needs students at Eastlake Middle School asked for an extracurricular activity for their children, the staff responded. Thank you! Under the direction of Stephanie Royko, the staff came together to form an activity centered around the arts, that would focus on the abilities of all students rather than their disabilities.

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STAFF & STUDENT AWARDS...CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations to Juan Broom! Juan signed his National Letter of Intent and will be attending the Ohio State University to play baseball.

Eastlake Middle School was awarded the DAB (Dabble) LAB grant that will be used to create a makerspace in their library. This space will offer educational experiences outside of the traditional classroom.

NORTH STUDENTS Students from Eastlake North High school were selected to rehearse and perform with students from several other schools in the Ohio Music Educators Association Honors Event held at Cleveland State University. These top musicians, pictured with their instructors are:

Crystal Perry, Leann Bergan, Sophia Blatnik, Allison Mooney, Olivia Somich, Lydia Blatnik, Mollee Ryan, Brielle Fechner, Kelsey Cline, Owen Collins, Jack Steinmetz, Kaitlyn Jozwiak and Chandler Gradomski.

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RECENT EVENTS IN OUR SCHOOLS Royalview hosted a PBIS Reward Lunch with Willowick Police and Firefighters.

Students at Grant worked together to build their own Mayflower.

The students from the School of Innovation First Lego League teams traveled to compete in a Regional Qualifier Competition.

Success Academy students participated in the Minute to Win It team building challenges.

North High inducted their newest National Honor Society members. Willoughby Middle held their annual door decorating contest.

The South High thespians performed The Crucible.

Willowick Middle Students performed their concert, “Life’s a Journey.”

Jefferson students took time to honor our Veterans.

The Eastlake Middle students met with Mayor Morley to create a PBL to help the city of Eastlake.

The Edison Eagles had a Thanksgiving feast for their kindergarteners.

The Longfellow Hard Hat Club recognizes extraordinary effort!


DISCOVERING OUR WEBSITE… EDUCATION TIPS You can sign up for educational text messages that apply to you and your family by visiting the Ohio Department of Education. You can visit this resource

PARENT TAB

You can now find Community Events on our website under the PARENT TAB. This month you will find events in your community such as the upcoming Breakfast with Santa in Willoughby Hills and the Fall course offerings for the School of Fine Arts. For more information click

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016

Royalview Music Concert

WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 10, 2016

North High Play: The Secret Garden

MONDAY. DECEMBER 12, 2016

North High Choir Concert

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016

North High Band and Choir Performance at the Great Lakes Mall

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016

Internet Safety Program at Willowick Middle School

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016

South High Choir Concert

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016

Royalview Winter Band Concert

This is not an inclusive list of all events during the upcoming month. For a more complete list, please check our district calendar or Follow us on Facebook. We are now updating our Facebook to include weekly events.

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