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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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   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.





Mark Your Calendars for Fall Meet the Teacher/Open House Dates

Save the date for your school building's Meet the Teacher or Open House nights. Fall is only a few short months away!

Heritage Elementary
Monday, August 15


6:30-7:30 p.m.

Northrop Elementary
Monday, August 15


Kindergarten through Grade 5 ONLY

A-L: 6:00-6:45 p.m.
M-Z: 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Waite Elementary
Monday, August 15


A-L: 5:00-5:45 p.m.
M-Z: 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Fenn Elementary
Monday, August 15


Kindergarten and new students: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
First through fifth: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Blake Elementary
Monday, August 15


A-L: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
M-Z: 7:15-8:00 p.m.

Garfield Elementary
Monday, August 15


6:30-8:30 p.m.

Ella Canavan Elementary
Monday, August 15


6:00-7:30 p.m.

A.I. Root Middle School

Monday, August 15
Sixth Grade Orientation: 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, August 16
Seventh and Eighth Grade Open House: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Claggett Middle School

Tuesday, August 16
Sixth Grade: 5:00-6:30 p.m. 
Seventh and Eighth Grade: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Medina High School 


Parent Orientation Night: Parent 101

Medina High School will be offering a Parent Orientation 101 Night on Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school Middle Stage Auditorium.

The main meeting will address student involvement and high school policies. The orientation night will involve break-out sessions relating to the following topics:

· Freshmen Orientation (Link Crew)
· Guidance/Academics
· Social Media Warnings
· Bullying/Dating Violence
· Blackboard/Progress Book
· Athletics

Parents will have the opportunity to identify and attend any break-out session that is relevant to their student. Each session will be fifteen minutes in length and offered multiple times throughout the evening.

This information will be valuable to parents as student’s transition to Medina High School. We hope that you are able to attend.

Medina High School Student Schedule Release

Freshmen and New Students

Orientation-Friday, August 12
Medina High School Gymnasium
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

· Receive your schedule (PLEASE NOTE: if a freshman does not attend orientation, he/she will not be able to receive his/her schedule until the first day of school on Wednesday, August 17)
· Meet your Link Leader
· Walk through the building finding your classrooms
· Find your locker and work the combination
· Eat lunch with your classmates
· Activity, Club Fair and information distribution
· Hold your first class meeting with the principals and counselors

Grades 10-11-12

Schedules will be mailed to your home address the first week of August.


Request for a schedule change will be considered for the following reasons:

· A course is omitted which the student had selected
· A course is scheduled which the student had not selected
· Too many courses are scheduled in one semester
· Lunch is not scheduled
· A course taken in summer school is scheduled
· A course not completed in summer school needs scheduled
· A conflict with CCP schedule has occurred
· Senior students will be accommodated for their requested one period of early release or late arrival

If you find you need to speak with your counselor for one of the above reasons, you may do so following the schedule below:

· Seniors: Wednesday, August 10 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. in the Media Center
· Juniors: Wednesday, August 10 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Media Center
· Sophomores: Thursday, August 11 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Media Center
· Freshmen: Monday, August 15 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Media Center
· All Students: Tuesday, August 16 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Media Center

MHS Open House - Thursday, August 25 7:00 p.m.



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.  




CAMEO Presents Godspell

CAMEO presents "Godspell" with performances July 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 at PM and July 24 and 31 at 2PM in the Medina Performing Arts Center.  General admission tickets are $15 for students, senior 60+ and Military with ID.  Adults are $18.  Tickets are available online at cameo-medina.org., at the door one hour prior to show time and at the Medina and Brunswick Buehler's stores.





Support Staff Members Take Time to Beautify Veterans Memorial at Medina High School

On an slightly overcast, warm summer evening, a group of Medina City School members of OAPSE local 305, volunteered their time to take on the task of cleaning up the grounds around the Veterans Memorial located by the front parking lot at the high school. 

After receiving the approval from Jim Stukbauer, head custodian, Medina High School, and Jon Burkhart, Director of Business Affairs, Michelle Werner, paraprofessional, Medina High School, sent an email out to the entire support staff for volunteers to help with the project.  “All are welcome-the more the merrier,” said Werner.   A student even joined in as a way to give back to the district and the community.

Werner, who is heading up the project, wants this to be an ongoing commitment indefinitely on an as needed basis. 





 


2015 Medina High School Graduate and Kent State University Student with Down Syndrome Receives National Scholarship

 

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) has announced that 2015 Medina High School graduate, Erin Hawley, is one of 18 outstanding students who have Down syndrome to be awarded a scholarship to help cover the cost of postsecondary or enrichment courses through the society’s O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund. As more individuals with Down syndrome are being included in K-12 and graduating with their peers, the next step for many young adults with Down syndrome includes pursuing postsecondary education.  The National Down Syndrome Society is proud to be a part of this growing trend. Erin is a former student of Mrs. Susan Toth and Mrs. Sue Klingshirn, Intervention Specialists, Medina High School.

Erin will attend her second year at Kent State University this fall, studying in the Career and Community Studies program. Kent State’s Career and Community Studies program is a college-based, transition, non-degree program offered by the College of Education, Health and Human Services to prepare students with intellectual and developmental disability for adult life through academic pursuits, peer socialization, and career discovery and preparation.  The program integrates inclusive classes, a typical college experience and a transition curriculum to assist students in achieving adult roles and a quality of life in a community of their choice. 

Erin, 19, lives in a residence hall during the school year, is a member of the American Red Cross club, and enjoys listening to country music, playing golf and singing karaoke with friends.

National Down Syndrome Society Director of Programs & Community Outreach Vanessa Quick says, “The National Down Syndrome Society’s O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund encourages and recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of young people who are changing society’s perception of what individuals with Down syndrome can achieve. By continuing to enrich their lives through taking classes or enrolling in postsecondary educational programs, these students prove that the talents, skills and abilities of individuals with Down syndrome are limitless.” 

 

The mission of the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund is to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome – 18 and older – who are continuing to enrich their lives by taking classes or enrolling in postsecondary educational programs. Since 2005, over 127 grants for postsecondary education have been awarded to students with Down syndrome through the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund. The National Down Syndrome Society is honored to have been chosen to facilitate and administer this grant.

 

To learn more about the National Down Syndrome Society, visit www.ndss.org







Claggett Classroom Gets a Facelift

Thanks to the incredible artistic talent of Kasey Kania, Medina High School incoming senior, the classroom of seventh grade science teacher, Steve Shurance, is getting a facelift.  Over the summer months, Shurance is working on a course logging 150 hours of curriculum related projects.  “I contacted Bobbie Foy, art teacher, Medina High School, before the end of the school year to see if any of her students would be interested in painting some biome/ecosystem murals in my classroom over the summer,” explained Shurance.  “Kasey showed immediate interest.”

In an effort to tie in earth science and life science, Kasey has been working over the last three weeks painting landscapes demonstrating various forest and dessert types along with temperate grasslands and tundra.  “I am just amazed at Kasey’s talent,” said Shurance.  “I like to paint landscapes among other things.  I like landscapes because they are kind of organic, free,” stated Kasey.

Kasey attended Claggett Middle School and was a part of Mr. Shurance’s science class as a seventh and eighth grade student.  He appreciated the chance to be back in Shurance’s classroom to paint.  “I wanted to make it look as realistic as possible,” said Kasey.   He has the support of not only his parents in completing this project but the support of building principals, Paul Worsencroft and Brandon Roberts and the custodial staff at Claggett as they clean and repair the building during this time when students and staff are off for the summer.  “Kasey has done an amazing job with the murals.  I appreciate his artistic and creative talents and gifts.  He has given back to Medina City Schools and has left a legacy that will impact many students for years to come,” said Shurance. After graduation in 2017, Kasey plans to continue his study of art in college with studio art as a possibility of majors he would like to pursue. 

 As part of his classroom, Shurance displays small taxidermy animals.  He is looking to add to his collection to add to the background murals. If you might have a piece that could be donated, please contact Steve Shurance at shurancs@medinabees.org.

 




Medina High School Students See Sights and Sounds of Italy

Thirteen travelers representing Medina Senior High School enjoyed a 12-day whirlwind tour of Italy from May 31 to June 9. The travelers included Eric Brown, Michael Fox, Sydney Hill, Thomas McGrath, Joseph Obermeier, Jr., Julia Reedy, Addie Schneider, and Adam and Logan Usher.  Adult chaperones included Judy Delahoyde, Julie Lee, Joseph Obermeier, Sr. and group leader, Medina High School Latin teacher, Amy Sawan.  The Medina group joined three others from Kansas, Alabama and New Mexico on the Grand Tour of Italy offered by EF Educational Tours.

To begin their excursion, the group flew into Milan making their way to Verona to the city center which still boasts an ancient Roman arena - a miniature of the Colosseum found in Rome.  The students also had an opportunity to see Juliet’s balcony in the old city.  The group went on to Venice, a city of canals instead of streets. There, they were treated to a glass blowing demonstration, followed by a guided tour of The Doges’ palace learning about the long and distinguished history of the Serenissima Republica when it was the world’s financial capitol.  In the afternoon, the travelers took in a gondola ride providing a different perspective of the city.  They also had time to “get lost” wandering through the streets and exploring over the 128 bridges in the city.

Next stop - Florence. The travelers enjoyed a walking tour followed by a leather factory crafting demonstration. They also had a chance to enjoy a leisurely lunch sampling authentic Tuscan cuisine before heading out to see the major sites of the city such as the Piazza Della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Giotto’s bell tower, just to name a few. Despite the unseasonable torrential rains, they saw Pisa with a local guide whose knowledge of history and symbolism astounded the travelers.  Afterwards, they returned to Florence to visit the Accademia viewing Michelangelo’s David, climb Giotto’s bell tower for a stunning view of the city, and explore the authentic  artists set up in the square at the Duomo, finally, taking the funicular up to Montecatini Alto for beautiful night vistas.

Still in Tuscany, the group made its way to San Gimignano, a medieval hill town that boasts the best gelato in the world. The group had a chance to visit the top of the ancient fortress and visit the torture museum.  The group traveled past Lake Trasimene in Umbria and then onto Assisi.  Touring the town, the group saw the Basilica of St. Francis, visited the remains of the Roman temple of Minerva and the old Roman forum that is still visible from the street.

The group stayed in Perugia, home of the very famous Baci chocolates. They headed south to Pompeii, where they ate lunch at a restaurant named after the local volcano “Il Vesuvio”.   The local guide led the group into the ancient theatre and past the gladiators’ barracks and into a typical domus - the House of Menander, where many elegant frescoes were still intact. They also enjoyed a cameo-making demonstration, an ancient local art. The group then headed through Sorrento and up to Massa Lubrense where the views of the islands including Ischia and Capri which were visible from the square.

Early the next morning, the travelers boarded a water ferry to the isle of Capri. The group had a chance to tour the major grotti around the island and to see the Faraglioni (the Sirens’ rocks) which are a landmark of Capri. After a trip up the funicular to Capri Town, the group toured the Gardens of Augustus and the local perfume factory whose flowers and fruits used to create the scents were first cultivated by the monks on the island.  Afterwards the group enjoyed one of the best meals of the trip at the restaurant La Cisterna in Capri Town, lovingly prepared by Mrs. Sawan’s longtime friend and restaurateur, Franco Trama.

The travelers made their way to Naples via ferry.  After a brief driving tour of the city, the group headed north to Rome for a four day, whirl-wind tour where the students saw the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Museum and enjoyed a guided walk through the Colosseum and the old Roman forum.  Rome also included a visit to the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain with their final days spent taking in the Catacombs of San Callisto, a walking tour of Trastevere, two of the most beautiful churches seen on the trip, San Paolo fuori le Mura outside the walls and Santa Maria Trastevere.  They spent time in Ostia Antica, the ruins of the old port city connected to ancient Rome that warehoused food and supplies for the city and the rest of the empire.  The travelers returned to the city to visit the vast and impressive Baths of Diocletian and getting a final chance to shop and grab a final gelato or cappuccino.

Described by the smiling but exhausted students as a “trip of a lifetime”, the travelers finally arrived back in Cleveland after a huge thunderstorm and power outages delayed their departure from Rome and a delay in Philadelphia allowed them to catch the connection home.





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Notice from the City of Medina:  Road Closure Information

Beginning Wednesday, April 20 at 6:00AM, Ryan Road will be closed between Lafayette Road and Sturbridge Drive in both the north and southbound directions. See official notice from the city below.





Safety Town + Plus 2016 Information Now Available

The Medina County Achievement Center will host Safety Town + Plus offering all the regular Safety Town fun "PLUS" the extra help some children with developmental disabilities may need. Safety Town + Plus will run the week of July 18-22 from 9:15-11:30 a.m. Please see informational flyer and registration form here. For more information, please contact Sharon Horn at 330-725-7751, ext. 299, or sharonh@mcbdd.org. Registration deadline is Friday, July 8, 2016.




Summer Sports Camp Information Available 

Summer is quickly approaching along with the MHS Summer Sports Camps. All camp information will be posted on Flyer Central and flyers available in each of the elementary and middle school offices as information becomes available.




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.




District Kindergarten Registration Now Underway

Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2016-2017 school year for all students entering kindergarten who are five years of age (or older) by August 1, 2016. Registration is by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling the Registration Office at 330-636-3100 from 7:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:00-2:15 p.m. 

All forms found under "New Student Registration" must be completed, printed out and brought to the registration appointment. 

All Day Kindergarten (ADK) is an optional fee-supported program available to families that choose to participate. Deadline for the ADK option is Friday, March 4. In order to offer this program at each building, a minimum class size of 20 children is required. If class size reaches greater than 25 students, a lottery will take place after March 2 to determine placement. Parents will then be notified of their application status by April 6, 2016. 

For questions or more information, please contact Tina Cassidy, Coordinator of Primary Education, at cassidyk@medinabees.org or by phone at 330-636-3077.


In addition, following is information on early entrance to kindergarten, which can also be found on the website under "Department of Educational Services" in the "Student Registration" box on the right-hand side of the page. Questions and inquiries regarding early entrance to kindergarten may be directed to Rachel Folkman, Asst. Coordinator of Special Services, at folkmanr@medinabees.org or by phone at 330-636-3081 or to Shayna Samosky, Gifted Services Coordinator, at samoskys@medinabees.org or by phone at 330-636-3083.



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.





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