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    Believe in Ohio
     
    Believe in Ohio  

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    Do you worry about what the future holds for Ohio’s students in a world of constant change?  Will there be jobs for them?  Is Ohio a good place for them to create their future?
     
    If you are concerned, you need to know about the Believe in Ohio program.
     
    Believe in Ohio is a free new program from the Ohio Academy of Science that helps high school students prepare for the future.  The program was developed in collaboration with Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio with the support of the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio General Assembly."  
     
    Strongsville High School is participating in Believe in Ohio. 
     
    If you'd like more information, contact: 
    Brian Tumino, Assistant Principal (440) 846-4088
    Steve Deitrick, Assistant Principal (440) 846-4088
    Vicki Turner, Supervisor of Instr. Tech 440-572-7067
     
     
    SHS - 1 Semi-Finalist National Merit
    Posted by Dan Mott at 10/2/2014 12:00:00 PM
    Jeffrey Miles  
     
    Congratulations to Jeffrey Miles as becoming a Semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. and having an opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition. He is one of the 16,000 Semifinalists who have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition.  The nationwide pool of Semifinalist, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. National Merit semi-finalist means that he is among the very elite group in the country that have managed to score the highest on the PSAT.  This academically talented high school senior has an opportunity tocontinue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalist must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalist are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.  We are very proud of Jeffrey.

     
    • SHS - 3 Commended National Merit Scholars
      Posted by Dan Mott at 10/2/2014 7:00:00 AM
       
      Poornarchita Dwarakanath   Andrew Rebholz  Andrew Rygalski
       
      Congratulations to Poornarchita Dwarakanath, Andrew Rebholz and Andrew Rygalski on having been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSC).  The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success.  These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.
       
    • Eva Pate - US Figure Skating Solo Dance National Champion
      Posted by Dan Mott at 10/1/2014
       
      Eva Pate - National Figure Skating Champion  
       
      Hello, It comes with great pleasure to let all of you know that Eva Pate (9th Grade SHS) is a US Figure Skating Solo Dance National Champion!  She won the Bronze level Solo Dance Event beating every competitor in the country!  She also competed in a second event of Juvenile Free Dance and placed 4th in the country!   She is Strongsville Skating Clubs first ever National Champion!
       
      As you may remember, last year Eva competed in the Pre-Bronze level only and won 4th in the country.
    Free Practice ACT Test at Public Library
    • Posted by Dan Mott at 9/25/2014
       
      This year Strongsville Branch Library is again offering a FREE ACT Practice Exam on Saturday, October 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The test is administered and graded by the Huntington Learning Center.  Students may then take a free ACT Practice Test Follow-Up at the library on Monday, October 20th at 7 p.m.   This is a great opportunity to take the test as a practice before trying the real thing!  Interested parents or students may register by calling the library at 440.238.5530 or going online at cuyahogalibrary.org.
    • James McDivitt - Gemin/Apollo Astronaut talks at SHS

      Posted by Dan Mott at 9/23/2014
      James McDivitt
       
      SHS extends an enthusiastic WELCOME to Brigadier General James McDivitt (Gemini/Apollo Astronaut) to speak with our science students today! Main message "Make the most of your academics and be prepared, for you do not know when life opportunities will come about." (As well as taking questions from the students, talking about being a test pilot/astronaut, and telling stories from his Gemini/Apollo days!) Many thanks to Brigadier General James McDivitt for it has been an honor and privilege to have him here with us!
        
    • Pep Rally and SHS Accepting ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge

       


      SHS Scores Top 6% on ODE Report Card
      Posted by Dan Mott at 9/15/2014
      On Friday, our district and building report cards were released by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). We did very well. Our building received the following grades from ODE: Performance Index - A, Indicators Met - A, Gap Closing - B, 4yr Cohort Graduation Rate - A, 5yr Graduation Rate - A. Our index score was 109.1! This ranks as the 50th highest high school index score in the state and puts us in the top 6% overall. This kind of ranking can be attributed to motivated and intelligent students, a committed, knowledgeable, and caring staff, and a supportive community. Congratulations on a job well done! We all know teaching is more than just test scores, but let’s be honest, it is nice to score well. 
       
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