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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@medinabees.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.

District Transitions to New Phone System 

Beginning Monday, August 3, the district will be changing over to a new phone system.  During this transition, you may experience a short-term interruption in phone service throughout the district.  We thank you, in advance, for your patience during this brief timeframe.  We will keep information available with regard to the status as we move forward.

New Medical Forms Now Available 

For the 2015-2016 school year, the Medina City School District will be utilizing Akron Children's Hospital for nursing services.  On our webpage to the left under links and medical forms, you will find all of the current medical forms for the district. During the transition period, Akron Children's will accept forms from the Medina County Educational Services Center which are still available on the building pages during the transition.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Paul Kidd at 330.636.3072.

Bus Route Information for 2015-2016

Bus route information for the 2015-2016 school year is scheduled to be posted on the Medina City Schools website under Transportation the first week of August. The information will also be available in the August edition of the Medina City Schools Bee Informed and in the local newspapers. More information to come.

Board Formally Names High School Administrators

During the Monday, July 20 regular board meeting, the Medina City Schools Board of Education formally approved Jeff Harrison as the new principal at Medina High School, Mitch Charvat as the new associate principal at Medina High School and Todd Hodkey as athletic director.

Harrison began his career with Medina City Schools as athletic director in 2009.  Previous to that, Harrison began his career at Cuyahoga Falls High School as a social studies teacher in 2000 and eventually moving into the athletic director’s position at Cuyahoga Falls in 2006.

Harrison holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Akron and a master’s degree in educational administration from Kent State University.

Charvat has been a physical education/health teacher at Medina High School since 2002 specializing in social skills and adaptive physical education working with students with autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and developmental disorders.   Charvat has also held several coaching positions within the district as Varsity/Junior Varsity assistant football coach; Varsity assistant basketball coach for both boys and girls; and the Junior Varsity head girls basketball coach.  He is also a LINK Crew supervisor at the high school since 2012. “I really do feel quite humbled at having been chosen as an administrator at Medina High School. This is the right time for me, the exact place and the perfect people I want to work with every day."

Charvat received his bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace University in health and physical education and his master’s degree from the University of Akron in education-sports science and coaching.  In 2014, Charvat completed the Inspired Leaders program at Cleveland State University and received his principal certification in 2015.

Hodkey began his career teaching American Government, Psychology, and Sociology at Wellington High School from 2003-2012, moving to Columbia High School as assistant principal and athletic director for Columbia High School and Middle School from 2012-2013 then as assistant principal at Wellington High School until 2014 prior to coming to Medina High School to serve as associate principal. 

He has also held several coaching positions within the Wellington school district as boys basketball Varsity assistant and head coach for Junior Varsity; Varsity assistant baseball coach and Junior Varsity manager; and Varsity assistant for football and Freshman head coach.

Hodkey received his bachelor’s degree in history from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2003 and his master’s degree in education administration and supervision from Bowling Green State University in 2006.

Summer Trunk Show Brings Summer Reading Fun

The Summer Book Trunk Show for 2015 began on Monday, June 8, at Fenn, Garfield along with Claggett Middle School, Heritage and Northrop.  New to the program this summer are reading books clubs. Claggett Middle School students are joining forces with Garfield Elementary students to bring reading and discussion of specific titles together with the help of Medina City School’s staff members volunteering their time. 

The first titles the middle school students read were The Iron Trial, The Grimm Legacy, and One for the Murphy’s.  The student’s completed their books and met on July 13 at the Medina Library in Community Room A and talked about the various books.  During their discussion, they wrote reviews and collected their thoughts about the books they read.  The titles that will be discussed at the August 10 Book Club meeting will be Cinder, The Lions of Little Rock, and Compound.  These books are also part of the Claggett Middle School library. 

The Garfield students also discussed their books The Get Rich Quick Club, The One and Only Ivan, and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.  The new titles they will be working on for their   August 10 book club discussion are The Mouse and the Motorcycle, A Dog’s Life, Out of My Mind. 

During the most recent truck show on Monday, July 13, those in attendance were allowed to select a book to read, love and treasure.  The books for this project are provided by Title 1 funds and private donations.  The remaining date for the trunk show is:

Monday, August 10

Claggett Middle School (on Garfield playground): 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Garfield Elementary (on playground):                  10:00-11:00 a.m.

Northrop Elementary (front entrance):                 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Heritage Elementary (pavilion):                           6:00-7:30 p.m.

Sidney Fenn Elementary (pavilion):                    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Follow the activities of the group and join in on Twitter at #Beesread.

Reducing Barriers Through Advocacy Seminar Offered

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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