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 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@mcsoh.org.


   

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.



 
Medina High School Chinese Students Take Inaugural Trip

After three years of planning, three students from the Chinese class at Medina High School, along with three parents and Shasha Gibbs, Chinese teacher at the high school, attended the very first trip to China on June 10. 

 

During the 9 day trip, their first stop was in the city of Beijing, the countries capital.  During their three day stay, they visited some of the world’s most famous sites such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, and Beijing Olympic Park.  In addition to all of the site-seeing, they learned about how the locals live.  They had the opportunity to visit a local school, participate in a morning Taiji (Tai Chi) lesson in the park and had a traditional dinner with local families after a rickshaw tour of the Hutongs, lanes or alleys that give a snapshot of Beijing history, old ways of life and traditional Beijing culture.

 

The next stop on this inaugural trip was Xi’an, the capital of 13 ancient Chinese dynasties.  This location also marks the eastern end of the Silk Road.  The group visited the Terracotta Warriors, thousands of life-size, hand-molded figures buried with the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.  The trip included a 9-mile bike ride on the ancient Xi’an city wall.

 

Their tour ended in Shanghai, bringing them the modern side of China.  They visited the Shanghi World Financial Center, the second tallest building in the world and to the world’s fastest elevator (33 feet/second) to an observation deck to take in views of the whole city.  They made visits to the Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Nanjing Road and enjoyed a Chinese acrobatic show. 

 

The trip provided the students and parents with a unique opportunity to experience the many great sights and sounds bringing China to life.







Board Appoints Rebecca (Becky) Parkhurst to Fill Vacant Seat

The Medina City School Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca (Becky) Parkhurst as the new board member, filling the unexpired term of Mr. Doug Adamczyk who officially resigned June 8, 2015.  She will officially be sworn in during the next work session scheduled for Monday, July 6 in the Distance Learning Lab at Medina High School.

Becky was selected because she evidenced many of the traits the board finds necessary to effectively serve including:  detail oriented, background in finance, and an independent thinker.

The Board of Education is grateful to each candidate who went through the application and interview process.  The board thanks each candidate for sharing their vision for continuing to move Medina forward.

Tom Cahalan

Doug Eastwood

Tracy Givelekian

Rob Skidmore

 


Board of Education Members to Host Coffee Chat

Tracy Givelekian and Doug Eastwood will be hosting a coffee chat this Saturday, June 27 from 8-10 a.m. at Panera Bread. Joining them will be Becky Parkhurst, recently appointed to the board. This will provide an opportunity to meet and greet her. She will officially be sworn in on Monday, July 6 during the next work session.

 


Channel 5 "Best of the Class 2015" Segment

Check out this segment from the Channel 5 series "Best of the Class of 2015". Medina High School senior Sarah Flanagan is highlighted. Congratulation to all of those in the Class of 2015!  To view the specific segment on this link, scroll down to find BOC 24.

Best of the Class 2015 BOC 24



Meet the Teacher Night/Open House Information


Blake Elementary

Tuesday, August 18

 

A-L:        6:30-7:00 p.m.

M-Z:       7:15-7:45 p.m.


 

Ella Canavan Elementary

Monday, August 17


 6:30-7:30 p.m.


 

Fenn Elementary

Monday, August 17


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

 First through fifth:                                  7:00-8:00 p.m.


 

Garfield Elementary

Monday, August 17


 6:30-8:00 p.m.


 

Heritage Elementary

Monday, August 17


6:30-7:30 p.m.


 

Northrop Elementary

Monday, August 17


 A-L:        6:00-6:45 p.m.

M-Z:        6:45-7:30 p.m.


 

Waite Elementary

Monday, August 17


 A-L:        5:00-5:45 p.m.

M-Z:      5:45-6:30 p.m.



A.I. Root Middle School

Monday, August 17

Sixth Grade Orientation:                                        7:30-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 18

Seventh and Eighth Grade Schedule Pick-up:      1:00-3:00 p.m.

Seventh and Eighth Grade Open House:               5:00-6:30 p.m.

Please plan to attend either the schedule pick-up time or the open house.  Teachers will be available during the evening open house only.


Claggett Middle School

Tuesday, August 18

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 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Middle 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 14

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 19)

  • 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:  Tuesday, August 11 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. in the Media Center

Juniors:    Tuesday, August 11 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Media Center

Sophomores:  Thursday, August 13 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Media Center

Freshmen:  Monday, August 18 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Media Center

 


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.



































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