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Our Mission Statement 
The Medina City School District prepares students for an ever-changing future by:

 Providing a student-centered learning environment to help students reach their maximum potential
 Instilling in them an enthusiasm for life-long learning
 Engaging in collaborative partnerships with our families, community, and world

Our Vision Statement
Our students will be globally prepared citizens who value positive contributions to their community and society

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https://www.safeschoolhelpline.com/


   Safe School Helpline

To view the letter by Dr. Kristine Quallich, Director of Educational Services, containing valuable information on the Safe School Helpline, a resource available to parents, students and others who have concerns regarding a student's safety, health or well-being, please click here.



Safe School Helpline App Now Available for Reporting Safety Concerns

The Safe School Helpline has introduced a new mobile app in order to provide the best, most flexible service available for reporting student safety concerns. The App can be downloaded for free at Google Play or the Apple Store. Click here for flyer.



Medina vs Lakewood Nominated for High School Game of the Week

CAST YOUR VOTE! Voting closes at noon on Thursday, August 25!

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/…/youth-foo…/hsgotw-poll.html

The High School Game of the Week (HSGOTW) returns this fall for the seventh consecutive year, with PNC Bank returning as the presenting partner and newly added Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) as the program’s associate partner. Since the program began, nearly six million votes have been submitted for weekly matchups posted on ClevelandBrowns.com, making the Game of the Week page one of the most visited pages on ClevelandBrowns.com. Each week, HSGOTW panelists Andrew Gribble, Jason Gibbs, Matt Fontana and Dave Skoczen nominate a game for the High School Game of the Week poll, where fans vote to determine each weekly matchup.


Last season, local high school football programs were awarded $24,000 through High School Game of the Week. Even more will be donated by the end of this season!


WEEK 1 MATCHUPS UP FOR VOTE

Medina vs. Lakewood – Gibbs
Fairview vs. Rocky River – Fontana
Nordonia vs. Mayfield – Gribble
Bedford vs. Berea-Midpark – Skoczen

Each week, four panelists will nominate a game for the High School Game of the Week poll. The winning team from the selected Browns High School Game of the Week will receive $2,500 for their high school football program. The winning coach and the game’s most valuable player will be honored on the field during a Browns home game. At the conclusion of the season, the Browns will announce the High School Coach of the Year, who will earn additional funds for his program. A video recap of the game will be posted on clevelandbrowns.com.

On Saturday, the “Cleveland Browns High School Football Show, presented by PNC Bank”, a one-hour program that airs from 8-9 a.m. ET on ESPN 850 WKNR, will feature an interview with the winning coach at 8:15 a.m.





Parent Information Nights Coming to Educate About New Mathematics Curriculum

Medina City Schools is implementing a new mathematics curriculum this year for all middle school students, grades 6-8. The new curriculum is called College Preparatory Math (CPM) and blends familiar and new approaches to teaching mathematics.  After an extensive curriculum review process involving teachers and district administrators, CPM was selected for its challenging and engaging approach to mathematics instruction. CPM has also been adopted in nearby top performing school districts, including Hudson, Solon, Olmsted Falls, and Beachwood among other Northeast Ohio school districts. The implementation of CPM curriculum in these districts has contributed to high student achievement in the area of mathematics.

 “It was necessary for Medina to adopt new curriculum to meet new Ohio Learning Standards in Mathematics. Furthermore, it is common practice in Medina City Schools to review and update curriculum on a scheduled basis to ensure students are receiving high quality education with a focus on college and career readiness,” said Matt Mattie, Coordinator of Secondary Education.

This summer, teachers have received intensive professional development to prepare them for the new curriculum. Ongoing professional development will also be offered to teachers throughout the school year to support classroom implementation of the new curriculum.

It is a top priority to educate parents about CPM. Parent information nights will be offered to support parents in understanding our new mathematics curriculum. We hope you will attend.

 

  • Claggett Middle School and Medina High School Pilot  (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II) Parent Information Night: Wednesday, August 31 ~ 7:00-8:00 at Claggett Middle School

 

  • A.I. Root Middle School Parent Information Night: Thursday, September 1 ~ 7:00-8:00 at Root Middle School

In addition, CPM provides a variety of parent tools to assist including an online Parent Guide and Homework Help center.

CPM is a research-based mathematics curriculum founded on three core beliefs:

  1. Students learn ideas more deeply when they discuss ideas with classmates.
  2. Students learn ideas more usefully for other arenas when they learn by attacking problems—ideally from the real world.
  3. Students learn ideas more permanently when they are required to engage and re-engage with the ideas for months or even years.

For more information about CPM, please visit www.cpm.org .  Always feel free to contact your child’s math teacher or a school administrator with questions.





Mark Your Calendars for Medina City Schools' Picture Days




Please mark your calendars for the upcoming picture days that pertain to your students. Please note: dates are subject to change.

Medina High School
Wednesday, August 31 (Including senior yearbook photos)
Retake Day – Wednesday, October 26 (Grades 9-11 only)

A.I. Root Middle School
Thursday, September 15
Retake Day - Thursday, November 3

Claggett Middle School
Tuesday, September 6
Retake Day – Tuesday, October 18

Eliza Northrop Elementary
Tuesday, October 25
Retake/Candid Day – Tuesday, November 29

Ella Canavan Elementary
Thursday, October 6
Retake Day – Thursday, November 17

Garfield Elementary
Friday, October 7
Retake Day – Tuesday, November 22

Heritage Elementary
Thursday, September 15
Retake Day – Friday, November 18

H.G. Blake Elementary
Friday, September 16
Retake Day – Thursday, November 3

Sidney Fenn Elementary
Wednesday, October 5
Retake Day – Thursday, November 10

Ralph E. Waite Elementary
Wednesday, October 26
Retake Day – Tuesday, November 29




Hidden In Plain Site:  An Awareness Program for Parents and Other Adults




Community Career Connections Partnership (C3PO)

Training High School Students for Careers in Intellectual/Developmental Disability Fields

 

The Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA), in collaboration with the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (OADSP), have developed a plan that will provide students an opportunity to learn about the field of direct support through in-class training, on-site internships, and the opportunity to earn the Certificate of Initial Proficiency (CIP) and the Certificate of Advance Proficiency (CAP) through the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals.  While working on the coursework, students will also participate in a four-day-per-week internship at area providers (SHC, Arc of Medina County and Self Directed Living) who serve a diverse population. 

These full-time jobs are in demand and come with full benefits, as well as opportunities for advancement.  By having earned the CIP and CAP credentials, the students will have an excellent advantage of being hired by any I/DD direct service provider in the State of Ohio.  Following graduation, students will be encouraged to apply for jobs in direct support professions.

Medina City Schools is the first school in Northeast Ohio to participate in this program with OPRA and OADSP and wishes to thank them as well as the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities for providing funding to support the program.  We are also very proud of our collaborative partnerships with SHC, The Arc of Medina County and Self Directed Living as well as the Medina City Schools transportation department, for making this possible for our students and our community.









August Bee Informed Now Available

The latest edition of the Bee Informed is now available. This issue is chock full of information including all bus schedules, Meet the Teacher/Open House information as well as fall sports schedules. Click on the below image to view the full August edition.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-X0dMCreKxkclFOSGxZMFZMVG8/view?usp=sharing




2016-2017 Bus Route Information Now Available

The 2016-2017 Medina City Schools bus route information is now available on the website or you can follow the link below.






MHS Open House Set for August 25




Medina High School will host its Open House on Thursday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. All parents of MHS students are invited to attend and follow along with their student's schedule for an informative evening and an opportunity to meet each teacher. 



Student Log-in Changes for the 2016-2017 School Year Announced

Beginning in the 2016‐17 school year, the Medina City School District is working to ensure students have the safest method available to them for logging in to our network and accessing their student e‐mail accounts.  New user ID’s and passwords were implemented as of July 18, 2016.  A letter went home to each student the week of July 11 from the Technology Department explaining the changes.

The new user‐id will remove the student’s name and their student identification number will no longer be used for account access passwords. The new format will consist of the following: two‐digit grad year, first and last initial, and a random 4‐digit number.

This change will allow for a common 8‐character based user

‐id that will be used by your student for the duration of their education at Medina City School District. The specific login information for your student (s) is contained in the letter. This information should be kept in a safe place.  

If your student should need to access their account, please be aware of this change. If your student had an existing e‐mail address, their existing e‐mail address will continue to be available to receive e‐mail at the old e‐mail address. However, to login to the student Google e‐Mail program and school computers the new 8‐character e‐mail user‐id must be used. Please advise your student not to share their passwords with their friends or anyone else. Should your student have any issues or questions, please contact the Technology Department at (330) 636‐4357.



Board of Education Names New Middle School Associate Principal

During the regular Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 18, the Board formally named John Telloni as associate principal at Claggett Middle School. 

Telloni comes to Medina City Schools from Jackson Local Schools in Massillon where he is currently teaching eighth grade social studies.  Prior to that, he taught seventh grade social studies for six years.  He has been with Jackson Local Schools since 2005. His leadership experience includes Principal Intern at Jackson Middle School from July 2014-May 2015. 

Telloni is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  He received his Master of Arts in Principalship from the University of Akron in December, 2013 and his administrative license from Akron in May, 2015.  In addition, he was the assistant Varsity Men’s Basketball coach at Valley Forge High School in Parma and head Freshmen Baseball Coach and head seventh and eighth grade boys basketball coach at Jackson.  





Family Fun Event




 

Board Approves Blackboard Agreement for Community Engagement Solution

The Medina City Schools Board of Education approved an agreement with Blackboard during the regular board meeting on Tuesday, February 16 to move forward with a new community engagement solution that will provide a new, updated website and mobile application in an effort to allow the district to continue to improve communication with students, staff, parents and the community.

A short, four-minute demo of the products is available here for review to see what the solution will provide to the district. The goal is to be able to launch the new site and application along with the other services by the start of the 2016-2017 school year.




Online Testing


For the most up-to-date information from the Ohio Department of Education on graduation requirements, visit here, and for additional information on Ohio's state tests, click here.




 Moby Max and Raz Kids Links Now Located Under Staff Links Tab


Links to connect to Moby Max (grades K-8) and Raz Kids (grades K-5) are now available under the Staff Links tab at the top of the home page. These programs can also be used to stay fresh on subjects during the summer months. Any questions, please contact your teacher or Tina Cassidy, Primary Education Coordinator at cassidyk@medinabees.org.





Medina District Calendar


Community Events

Sept 10 - Kite Fest @ Buckeye Woods Park
Sept 18 - Sidney Fenn Elementary 50th Anniversary Celebration
Oct 14 - MCS' Homecoming Parade & Game

Social Media


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medina-City-Schools/319488993457?v=wall&ref=ts

https://twitter.com/MCScomm1


PACE

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