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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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!  Proud to be a Medina Bee!  Good luck as you move on to your next adventure!

Get Ready for MCS' End of School Year Dance Party

Medina City Schools' End of the School Year Dance Party on Medina's Public Square will be held the last day of school, May 26, from 5-7 p.m. Join us to celebrate the end of a great year and the start of summer break!

Ella Canavan Music Teacher Receives 2015-2016 PACE Team Award

The Medina PACE Team award seeks to recognize classroom teachers for their outstanding contribution in providing academic enrichment opportunities for our students during and outside of the school day. David Brinker, music teacher at Ella Canavan, gets to know each student and pushes each one to excel to the best of their ability. Brinker also takes the initiative to grow and develop programs to challenge and inspire our students. 

When students were asked about this year’s nominee they said...

  • I like that he is really funny and I think that makes his class more enjoyable.
  • He was always nice.  He played a lot of fun games.
  • He is funny and will make a joke about anything.  He is nice to the kids and the staff and does good things.
  • He uses funny stories to teach.
  • Many commented on his sense of humor.
  • He does fun projects.
  • He works hard to put on amazing productions with the kids.

This year’s recipient has been an inspiration to so many students over the years.  His commitment and the amount of time he has put into his classrooms, choirs, drama performances, and glee clubs is insurmountable.  He successfully teaches students the curriculum while integrating life lessons that will benefit students throughout their lives.  Creative and witty students are drawn to him.  They enjoy his sense of humor.  He is keen to students who are not behaving or working at their maturity and ability level, and he raises his expectations based on that.  He speaks up to them.  He can truly relate to these kids because he is gifted himself.  

This year’s award winner goes above and beyond in providing any interested fourth and fifth grader the opportunity to audition and participate in high quality musical performances.  He provides the opportunity for our gifted singers and performers to shine.  Countless hours are spent outside of the school day on rehearsals, choreography, blocking, gathering and fitting costumes down to the shoes. The evening performances are packed.  Many of the very talented musicians at the middle and high school level fell in love with music and drama while in music classes taught here at Canavan.   

Over his years at Ella Canavan, Brinker has met students’ needs as a classroom and a music teacher.  We have watched many of his students come back to visit him because he fostered a relationship that truly made a difference in their lives. David Brinker is a caring, genuine teacher who daily models for students what it means to do the right thing and to be supportive and helpful to others. Thank you for your service to the students in need of a challenge.

Student Leaders at Claggett Middle School Honored During Final Leadership Breakfast of 2015-2016 School Year 

As a district, Medina City Schools has adopted The Leader in Me: The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, forty-one Claggett Middle School students were honored from each grade level as leaders in each of the 7 habits during the school’s final quarterly Leadership Breakfast of the 2015-2016 school year.

Superintendent, Dave Knight, was the guest speaker encouraging the students to always do unto others, as you would have them do unto you, and, in parting, the importance of being kind and becoming better listeners by first understanding.

Awards were presented by Mike Weyand, sixth grade social studies teacher at Claggett. Certificates were presented to each student by Paul Worsencroft, Principal, Claggett Middle School, by habit.

Habit 1: Be Proactive
Logan Brubaker
Katelyn Holcomb
Lavelle Hull
Nicole Johnson
Juliette Keller
Lillian Maxwell
Alexis Metz
Kennedy Norwood
Demitra Sejka
Tyler Wodrich

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Jacob AlAssaf
Hayley Becker
Emma Bene
Owen Dinie
Alec Farone
Noah Mowery
Shannon Robbins
Olivia Rudd

Habit 3: Put First Things First
Sarah Bacho
Dan Daubner
Jacquelyn Farnsworth
A’Maryon Hurt
Emma Kriak
Emilie Matias
Aiden Ridgway
Chloe Wright

Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Courtney O’Connor
Leah Schreiber

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Ethan Davis
Abigale Dzwik
Kayla Hensley
Erik Newell
Jimmy Steffen
Joy Tang

Habit 6: Synergize
Hannah Petrosky
Samantha Maine

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Cora Donovan
Gabrielle Ilg
Reese Lloyd
Ricky Pinkava
Cayla Sevastis

Medina High School is Host to 4th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad

Medina High School was host to the fourth annual Elementary Science Olympiad held on Saturday, May 7, at Medina High School. Fourteen teams from area schools participated in fifteen different events.  Participating schools included Central Christian Academy, Ella Canavan Elementary, Sidney Fenn Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Granger Elementary, Heritage Elementary, H.G. Blake Elementary, Eliza Northrop Elementary, Sharon Elementary-Sharon Center, St. Ambrose-Brunswick, St. Francis Xavier, Towslee Elementary-Brunswick and Ralph E. Waite Elementary. H.G. Blake Elementary ranked in the top five teams followed by Sidney Fenn, Heritage, Eliza Northrop, Ralph E. Waite, Ella Canavan, and Garfield. Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this fun day of experimenting. Thank you as well to Dr. Brenda Rice and Floralyn Morata for organizing the event and to the parents, coaches and gifted intervention specialists who have worked with these students throughout the school year.

Garfield Elementary K-Kids Help to Beautify School

On Thursday, May 5, the Garfield Elementary K-Kids, along with staff and parent volunteers, worked hard after school that day to place mulch around the front yard of the school. It was a beautiful day to spend beautifying the Garfield Elementary school grounds.

Students of the Month Named for May

Congratulations to May Students of the Month, senior Gabriella Shepard and junior Jimmy Daw!

Gabriella Shepard has earned the friendship of her classmates and teachers through her scholarship, her amiable demeanor and her compassion. She has been involved with SADD, HUDDLE, Key Club, GLC, NHS and peer tutoring as well as a fencing team and a ski team. Gabriella is the daughter of Matthew and Kimberly Shepard.

Junior James Daw III, a member of the varsity football and basketball teams, strives to promote a positive atmosphere willing to help all around him. He spends time as a mentor for the youth football league and has participated in Link Crew and HUDDLE. James is the son of Jim and Kerri Daw.

Medina City Schools Takes Steps to Proactively Test Water in District Buildings

With the ever increasing concern over safe drinking water in school buildings, Medina City Schools recently took a proactive approach by completing tests in each of the district’s 11 school buildings:  Medina High School, Claggett Middle School, A.I. Root Middle School, Waite Elementary, Blake Elementary, Canavan Elementary, Heritage Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Fenn Elementary, Northrop Elementary and Evolve Academy which is housed in the Grace Drake Building.

A sample was taken from water fountains that were furthest in distance from the main water line that enters each building. On April 7th Summit Environmental Technologies, Inc., of Cuyahoga Falls, drew samples and then completed a lab report on April 15th. Official results from the tests show all buildings are within laboratory defined or method specific acceptance limits, including all Environmental Protection Agency standards.

For questions regarding the tests, please contact Jon Burkhart, Director of Business Affairs, at 330.636.3032 or by email at burkhartj@medinabees.org.

MHS Students of the Year Named for 2015-2016

Congratulations to the Medina High School Students of the Year, seniors Sunny Levine and Steven Stenquist and to MCCC/MHS Senior Gabby McNeil!

Sunny Levine

Steven Stenquist

Gabby McNeil


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.

Summer Reinforcement Program Enrollment Now Open

The 2016 Summer Reinforcement Program is now open for enrollment with a deadline of Friday, May 28. This tutoring program is open to any child in Medina County. The three-hour sessions begin Monday, June 13 and end on Friday, July 15 from 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and will be held at Eliza Northrop Elementary.

The program occurs in a classroom setting with tutoring emphasis on math and reading. The goal is to maintain the academic skills for kids over the summer months. For more information, see the information sheet and application here. Further questions may be directed to Jane Langol at 330-725-5311 or Kim Love at 330-289-5995 or by e-mail at sumrein@zoominternet.net.

Summer Science Camp Options Available through Medina City Schools

Several summer science camp options are now available to students during the weeks of June 13-24 at both Canavan and Waite Elementaries. Camp Invention will return during the week of June 13 to Canavan Elementary to focus on innovation, creative problem-solving and teamwork for children entering 1st-6th grade. Students will have the opportunity to brainstorm product ideas, build prototypes, explore the lives of insects, construct a DIY solar-powered cricket and discover the science of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid and coding. Registration can be completed at campinvention.org.

In addition to Camp Invention, the Great Lakes Science Center will be offering "Great Summer Science" Day Camps. A variety of themes
include "Chemical Concoctions," "Skywalker's Galaxy," "Mindcraft Multiverse," "Earthquake," and more. All camps will occur during the weeks of June 13 and June 20. Information and online registration is at greatscience.com.

National Merit Scholarship Finalists Named

Sunny Levine

Medina High School's two National Merit Semi-finalists, Sonoma (Sunny) Levine and Addie Schneider, have advanced to Finalist standing.

Board Approves New Calendar for 2016-2017

The Medina City Schools Board of Education approved a new calendar for the 2016-2017 school year during the Monday, April 18, 2016 regular Board of Education meeting. The changes from the previous calendar are summarized below:

●  September 12 will now be a school day.
●  October 21 will now be a waiver day.
●  One student and one staff day were added in December. December 15 will now be a full school day with December 16 being an Early Release Day.
●  January 13 will now be a school day.
●  February 17 will now be a school day.
●  Spring break has been moved from April to the last week in March (March 27-31).
●  April 14 will remain a day off for students.
●  The end of the school year has been moved up one day to May 25, an Early Release Day.
●  May 30 and 31 will now be the Day Seven and Day Eight make-up days.

The new calendar is posted on the home page of the district's website to the left under "Links."

Intra District Enrollment Option Available April 1

Intra District Enrollment Option will be available to all Medina City Schools’ students who wish to attend an elementary or middle school other than the one they are assigned within the school district during the 2016/2017 school year. This option is based on enrollment numbers, as well as space and staff availability. Class assignments are made only to those grades that are at the district class size less one.

Intra District Enrollment requests will be available on the Medina City Schools Website as of Friday, April 1, 2016 at http://www.medinabees.org (go over to the left side of the screen and click on Student Registration then on the right side of the screen click on the link to Intra District Open Enrollment). Requests will be accepted via online submission only from Friday, April 1, 2016 through Friday, May 27, 2016 for the 2016/17 school year. Parents will be notified in writing of their child’s acceptance/non-acceptance no later than the second week of August of 2016. Assignments may be revoked in reverse order of date received (last in, first out) if enrollment figures no longer allow for additional classroom space.

Parents whose children are approved for this Intra District Open Enrollment Option are responsible for transporting their own children. 

As a matter of information, Medina City Schools does not allow students from other school districts to enroll in the Medina City School District under the Inter District Open Enrollment Option. However, Medina City Schools does allow students to leave the district for another district under this enrollment option.

For more information, please contact the Department of Educational Services at 330-636-3100.

Medina High School American Sign Language Students Create Video

Check out this interpretation of the Twenty One Pilots song, "Stressed Out" by the Medina High School American Sign Language students. 

Safety Town & Safety Town + Plus 2016 Information Now Available

Medina Safety Town has released information regarding this year's summer program to be held June 6-10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Ralph E. Waite Elementary School. All information is available on the Safety Town website at http://amw222.wix.com/medinasafetytown. Registration forms will be available on that website and at the Medina Community Recreation Center beginning Saturday, April 30. Completed forms are due to the MCRC indoor drop off box by Saturday, May 14. The Safety Town Program is run independently of Medina City Schools.

In addition, 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.

Medina District Calendar