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Six Alumni and One Team to be Inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame

The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the selection of six individuals and one team for induction into the Cuyahoga Heights Athletic Hall of Fame, as the Class of 2018.

The individual Hall of Fame inductees include:  Jennifer Combs ‘93; Evann Farren ’07; Kaitlin Hartman ’07; Matt Miller ’07; Timothy Santini ’76 (deceased); and Matt Skoczen ’94.  All of these individuals excelled in multiple sports and were heavily decorated with regular and post-season honors that included All Conference, All District and All Ohio.

The 1976 Baseball Team’s performance in Columbus included an electrifying 5-3 semifinal victory over Jamestown Greeneview High School on a two out walk-off three run homerun and then the heartbreaking 6-5 loss to Leipsic High School in the state title game.  

Members of the team that finished with a 29-9 record coached by Head Coach, Art Massey, along with Assistant Coach, John Muni, were:  Paul Foote, Greg Vanek, Andy Harsh (deceased), Kevin Domzalski (deceased), Dave Schubert (deceased), Carl Casavechia, Chad Lipphardt, Jeff Piasecki, Chris Young, Joe Pickett, Ken Ivanski, Karl Heckelmoser, John Traffis, Rick Harle, Jon Wheeler, Brett Scaggs, Dan Janke, Matt March and Manager, Doug Gabram.

 
CALLING ALL CHS MARCHING BAND, FLAG CORPS AND MAJORETTES
Please join us to celebrate the Centennial of Cuyahoga Heights and march in the Parade!

Saturday August 11, 2018 at 1:00
 
Schedule:
10:30-11:00 arrive, register
11:00-12:00 rehearse
12:00-12:45 lunch
1:00 Parade
 
Attire:  Black shorts Alumni T Shirt (provided)
 
 
Cuyahoga Heights Athletic Booster's 2nd Annual 5K Race
Come support the CHS Athletic Booster's 2nd Annual 5K Race on Sunday, September 30, 2018. New to this year will be a 1 mile Kids Fun Run. So bring the whole family and support a great event. Registration is NOW open.  
Show your Support for the Boys Soccer Team!
Love Chipotle?  Love supporting the Boys Soccer Team?  Great, because the Boys Soccer Team will be holding their first fundraiser at the Independence Chipotle location on Saturday, June 30th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  Please show the attached flyer in paper form or on your phone or just notify the cashier that you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds are donated to the Cuyahoga Heights Athletic Boosters for the Boys Soccer Team. 
Thank you in advance for your support!
 
Marsville Mission A Success
 
 
The 8th grade students have out done themselves once again. Marsville is an experience that allows the kids to create a community on "Mars". The students took this years experience to a whole new level. Some of the jobs and sectors that the kids came up with: Oligarcy Government, Food/Water, Oxygen/Shelter, Entertainment, Disposal/Power, Science/Research, Medical, and Security.
Each of these sectors had specific way of contributing to the new society. They also went above and beyond making a flag, creating a rocket to walk through, and a fog machine for effects. Great Job Marsvillians.  
 
Congratulations CHS Alumni, Pete Ziganti!
CHS Alumni, Pete Ziganti has been awarded by the Athletic Department the OHSAA State Award for his exemplary contribution and service.  Pete spends many of his waking hours as a volunteer, supporting the students and staff at CHS and attending, while often helping to run, many of the athletic events across the district.  We would like to thank Pete for his continued support for our athletes and schools.  
Congratulations on this wonderful honor, Pete!
 
 
Pictured:  Mr. Doug Amari (left), Pete Ziganti (center), Mr. George Burich (right) 
 
Congratulations, Eric Holler!
Congratulations to Eric Holler who was nominated for the Values in Action Foundation leadership award.  Values in Action is a 24 year old, Cleveland, non-profit organization that empowers students and adults to build communities of kindness, caring and respect through programs that teach, promote and provide skills and tools that enable individuals to make positive, values-based decisions every day.  Eric was nominated by Mr. D'Orazio.  
 
Cuyahoga Heights Student participates in North South Classic
Lucas D'Orazio competed in the Ohio high school football 73rd annual North South Classic all-star game which was held on Saturday, April 28,2018 in Massillon, Ohio at Washington High School’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. The North South Classic is contested between the top senior football players in the state of Ohio as selected by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association.  First held in 1946, the North South Classic is the nation's oldest-running high school football all-star game.  Lucas caught 2 passes and did a lot of blocking as the North was defeated by the South 42 - 20.  Lucas follows Jack Squirik and Brett Lowther as the only other Cuyahoga Heights' players to have competed in this game. 
 
 
Payschools Central Payforit.net to PaySchools Central

 

 

 

The developer for payForIt.net has implemented a new software product called PaySchools Central. PaySchools Central is the new online location to see what your child is ordering for lunch, add funds to their account, and pay school fees online.

To log in, navigate to www.payschoolscentral.com. Enter your payforit.net username and password and follow the prompts. This link is also available under Parent Resources on www.cuyhts.org.

PaySchools Mobile is available for Apple iOS and Android! Click here for step by step instructions on how to install on your mobile device.

 
Cuyahoga Heights participates in CVC Honor's Band Festival 2018!
The CVC Honors Band Festival was held on Wednesday, April 4th at Painesville Harvey High Schoool. Nine CVC schools were represented, making up a band of 88 players. Students were conducted by guest conductor Dr. Birch Browning from Cleveland State University. 
 
Members from Cuyahoga Heights include Eric Holler, Natalie Sisler, Lauren Adamo, Mara Voytek, Ada Gee, Monica Menkhaus, and Bebe Menkhaus. Cuyahoga Heights is very proud to have such dedicated and involved students!  
 
Cuyahoga Heights PreK Program Earns 5-Star Step Up to Quality Rating

The Cuyahoga Heights Schools Pre-Kindergarten program recently received a 5-Star rating from Step Up to Quality, the highest rating from Ohio’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System for early learning and development programs.  To obtain the five-star rating, the Cuyahoga Heights Schools went above and beyond the requirements for the first three rating levels by earning additional points in key areas.  Those areas include providing individualized instruction aligned with student interests and learning needs, using assessment data to evaluate student learning and adjust classroom instruction accordingly, and maintaining a strong partnership with parents through regular communications and providing learning resources for use at home.  The district also places a strong emphasis on professional development for all staff and administrators, which includes a professional growth plan based on preschool student growth and development. 

Students enrolled in the Pre-Kindergarten Program are taught by licensed teachers and teacher assistants and attend school five-days per week during the morning or afternoon for 2.5 hours each day.  Instruction includes a state approved curriculum and assessment program, lessons that promote social interaction, and phonics instruction for students who are developmentally ready. The program features a low staff to child ratio and incorporates technology into the classroom, including an interactive TV, touch-screen computers and iPads.  Students also have access to specials such as art, music, Physical Education, Guidance Counselors, library and technology instruction. Congratulations to the teachers, staff and administrators who contributed to the district’s Pre-Kindergarten program receiving a 5-Star Step Up to Quality rating!
 
Cuyahoga Heights Hosts 2018 FCA Huddle Showdown
On Saturday, March 4th Cuyahoga Heights' Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted this years Huddle Showdown, bringing together six local schools to compete in different mini-games including games like Hot Potato Volleyball, Dodgeball, Ultimate Basketball, Tug-O-War, and Chariot Races. Returning as last years Champions, Cuyahoga Heights emerged from the event with second place.
 
More important than this, however, was the message that the students were able to take away from the event. Former Denver Nugget, Marcus Liberty, came to speak with the student athletes about the importance of perserverance and practice. He reminded them that practice for their sports was more important than the "big game" because it set up the foundation for skills. He also drew the connection between practicing for a sport and practicing faith throughout life. He reminded the althletes that at times, negative things are going to happen and life will not always go as planned, but the most important thing is that the students never give up on their goals and more importantly, their faith. 
 
 
 
Varsity Boys Basketball District Semi-Final Game
On Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m., the Varsity Redskins Boys Basketball Team will take on Whitney Young at Norton High School.  This is a Division IV District Semi-Final Game.
 
Best of luck to our Redskins Boys Basketball Team!
 
Electrify Your Strings! Rock Orchestra Experience Comes to Cuyahoga Heights Schools

Cuyahoga Heights string students in grades 4-12 will have the opportunity to channel their inner “rock star” as part of the Electrify Your Strings! Rock Orchestra Experience, a groundbreaking musical education program that will transform the student musicians into a full-fledge Rock Orchestra!  As part of the program, students will have the opportunity to learn from and perform with international performing artist Haydn Vitera. Haydn, who has performed with several noteworthy artists, including Stevie Wonder and George Strait, will be focusing the students not only on the concert material, but helping to inspire them to explore their musical creativity and improvisation.  Joining Haydn and the Cuyahoga Heights Orchestra will be Northeast Ohio native and electric violinist Kent Dockus.

The students will rehearse over the next two days in preparation for a live concert alongside Mr. Vitera and Mr. Dockus on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Paul L. Baumgardner Theatre of Performing Arts.  The concert is open to the public and will feature exciting arrangements of contemporary pop music plus selections by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and more. Tickets for the event are still available and can be purchased for $10 ($8 for Senior Citizens) at the Elementary and Middle School Main Offices, or at the door on Tuesday, March 6th.  All proceeds will benefit music education in the Cuyahoga Heights Schools.  
 
 
Closing Ceremony Provides Fitting Conclusion to CHES Olympics

Cuyahoga Heights Elementary School concluded its School Olympic Games with a fun and exciting closing ceremony on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.  3rd and 4th grade students packed the school gym to cheer on the Top 5 qualifiers for each Olympic event, which included bobsled, luge, speed skating, biathlon and cross-country skiing.  Over the past several weeks, each 3rd and 4th grade classroom had participated in the Olympic events, which were creatively adapted for school use.  For the bobsled and luge event, students used a wheeled cart to speed across the length of the gym floor and were ranked based on the amount of time it took to reach the other side of the gym.  Students shuffled on paper plates as their “skates” for the speed skating, biathlon and cross-country skiing events.  A three-person sling-shot and bean bag was used for the target portion of the biathlon competition.  

The ceremony concluded with a medal ceremony on-stage to recognize every student who achieved the best time in each event.  As part of the school’s AMP’D Up Lessons, the School Olympic Games involved a collaboration of the Art, Music and Physical Education content areas.  Students learned about each featured country’s national anthem in music class and created posters and other Olympic-themed artwork in art class.  Overall, the activity was a huge hit with the students and provided a strong example of how various content areas can be integrated to create fun, interactive learning projects.


 
Wrestling
  BEST OF LUCK TO THE VARSITY WRESTLING TEAM AS THEY PARTCIPATE IN THE DISTRICT MEET!! 
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 GOOD LUCK TO THE VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM WHO ARE PLAYING IN THE SECTIONAL FINALS TONIGHT AT HOME!!
 
 
CHS Winter Newsletter Now Available for Viewing
The latest edition of the Cuyahoga Heights Schools’ newsletter, The Chieftan, is now available for viewing on the the district website.  Parents and community members can obtain an update on important district news from Superintendent Tom Evans, The Board of Education and District Treasurer Keith M. Kallay.  Readers can also learn more about exciting student achievements and milestones at each district building.  For this edition’s Redskin Spotlight, The Chieftan highlights the contributions of Music Department Instructor Jon Sokol.  Printed copies of the winter edition of The Chieftan will be delivered to mailboxes in the coming days.  Thanks for supporting the Cuyahoga Heights Schools and Go Redskins! 
Tom Talks
Understanding the 2017 State Report Card
Click on the image to find information that will be helpful in understanding the 2017 State Report and what that information means for the school district.
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