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Fourth-graders and their parents are invited to take part in the District's first Beginning Instrumental Tryout Night. This is your child’s chance to try all of the instruments that he or she has the opportunity to learn in fifth grade. The tryouts will be June 2 & 3 at Emerson and Horace Mann Elementary Schools beginning at 7 pm. See this letter for more details.

Emerson ELL Students Raise Funds for Nepal

5th grade ELL students (some from Nepal) held cream sales this week to help victims of the Nepal earthquakes.

All proceeds will be donated to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Current Garfield MS Students Pay It Forward To Future Garfield Students

Seventh graders from Mrs. Hoy's and Mrs. Dee's classes were given the assignment of writing children's books dealing with life topics. Using Storybird and Google slides, they created online picture books which they shared with Mrs. Bassett's Title 1 students at Emerson.

Mrs. Peters Celebrated at BOE Meeting

After starting as a substitute teacher during the 84-85 school year, Mrs. Peters joined the Lakewood City School District on August 23, 1985 as a fifth grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School.  Mrs. Peters remained at Franklin until the building closed, taught at Taft for a year, and now retires from Emerson Elementary School as a fourth grade teacher.  Mrs. Peters earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Cleveland State University.


Congratulations to Emerson teacher Mary McCool Berry, who was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Educator Achievement Award by the Cuyahoga County Educational Service Center for providing examplary instructional strategies and creative programming that promotes educational achievement for students with disabilities.

Champions On & Off The Court



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Slider Visits Emerson for Right-to-Read Week

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Invention Convention Winners!


Congratulations to our students who brought home awards from the Invention Convention this past weekend.  


Our Winner from Emerson is :
Eva Strazek who won $500 First Prize for 5th grade for her “No Bite, No Fight Pet Food Container”

Other finalists from Emerson were: Gretchen Breudigam, Emma Murray, and Casey Funk

Entrants from Emerson were:Caleigh Naylon, Owen Murray, Katie Coleman, Charlotte Beno, Teaghan McGann, Bailey Rohrs, Erin Ptacek, Alex Russell, Jill, King, Griffin Norris and Ellie Clark

We are proud of the imagination and hard work that each of these students showed.

Berry's Bunch Visits Senior Center

After the interviews, second grade children shared their favorite toys or games with the senior citizens. Some things such as dolls and card games remain classics.  Learning to use tablets was a new experience for some senior citizens.

At the conclusion of the visit, the Senior Center presented Emerson Elementary with three beautiful new titles. The seniors raised money to purchase the books by hosting a craft sale.

The second grade children and senior citizens prove that learning continues for a lifetime.  The most important lessons can be found among our oldest and respected elders.


4th Grade Research Stars Visit Rock Hall Archives

4th Grade Research Rock Stars Visit Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame Archives
to conduct Authentic Research.


DAY OF MUSIC Includes Classical Lunch & Spring Concert


Invention Convention Winners Make it to the Next Level


Just Another Wonderful Day At Emerson

Mrs. Budzar & Mrs. Katona
Classes Take April Fool's Joke Outside!


Mrs. Holland's Class

Mr. Fitz & KG Classes Prepare For
Upcoming Spring Concert

3rd Graders Visit
Lakewood Park's Old Stone House
Emerson Welcomes Living Loud with Justin Bachman



Justin is a 17 year old student with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD and dysgraphia which is a fine motor skills disorder resulting in an inability to write legibly. He has learned to embrace his differences and acknowledge others’ difficulty in practicing tolerance when they don’t understand his differences. He harbors no anger from his own trying experiences, only a dedication to empower those with differences and convert those practicing intolerance. He speaks directly to the students, as one of them, as someone who feels for you even if you are inclined to make fun of his tics. 
Visit HonorGoodDeeds.com

Emerson Staff Book Discussion

Emerson Teachers embark on a mission to model the distict's mission by demonstrating
first-hand that


by reading and discussing
Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess.

Curious George meets Emerson's Curious KG classes at LCCC's Stocker Center

Splish Splash Pool Party Bash at LHS
Vocabulary Day

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Jim Basketball Jones Visits Emerson



Special Thanks to the
Positive Behavior Support Team & Emerson PTO!


1st Grade Celebrates Day #100




The past, present and future came together recently at Emerson Elementary School as second graders in Mary McCool Berry’s class embarked on an oral history project that will give the students a rich understanding of how childhood has changed – and stayed the same - over the generations.

Student Council Store Is now OPEN for Business!

Emerson Cares



Emerson Students PreK - 5 with the help of PTO volunteers took time out of thier busy schedules to make gifts for community members, the armed forces, and those in need.

5th Grade DARE Graduation


5th Graders received thier D.A.R.E certificates and enjoy the wisdom bestowed upon them by Chief Malley, Judge Carrol, City Law Director Kevin Butler, and Ofc Acklin.

4th Grade Rocks and Enjoys Pizza For Winning PTO Box Top Contest


Emerson Honored To Be Regular Contributor to the Observer

Emerson Unicycle Club Rides in LightUp Lakewood!


Invention Convention Comes To Emerson - Parents please join us!



Parents - Come see what the Invention Convention is all about! The Assembly will be occurring in our cafeteria for grades 3,4, & 5 on 12/10 at 1:45. Emerson students have won awards with their invention in the past – even $2,500! If your child is interested, you can get more information at their website: http://inventionconvention.org/

The Emerson Community is Rocking the CANtastic Food Drive!

The Emerson Community has come together to collect food for families in need during the holidays. Collection of non-perishable food will continue until Friday, December 5th. 5th grade students will be constructing sculptures from food collected. MANY thanks go out to Mrs. Heidi Murray who came up with idea, PTO, students and families for their generous contributions!

Emerson Visits City Hall



5th Grade Welcomes FETCH Program Volunteers

Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits.

FETCH is a fun and competitive way to teach students about managing money and how to make responsible financial decisions.  Students were in charge of buying items for their dog while trying to save and earn money.

Special Thanks are in order for our new friends from the financial sector:
Jack Drescher, Jim Strunk, Terrayon Perry, Janice Jovingo, & Linda Muren

Emerson is Cantastic!

Emerson Elementary is going about collecting canned and non-perishable food in a different way! The 5th grade students are taking the food that is donated creating sculptures! If you are intrested in donating food, there will be collection boxes located near the rear entrance of the school near the 'E' sculpture. All donations will be going to Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation to help families in need!


Emerson Elementary’s Early Childhood Program has earned a 5-Star rating from the State of Ohio for meeting the quality standards established by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education. 


Lakewood Earth and Food Community (LEAF) has awarded Emerson Elementary teacher Christine Karabinus a $500 grant that will allow Karabinus and her fourth grade classroom to learn about sustainable agriculture through composting. The grant will enable Karabinus to buy a composting tumbler, a worm composter, worms, trowels and other supplies needed for the year-long project.

Emerson KG Student Wins 1st Place at LHS Cardboard Challenge


Luna and Her Trophy   Frozen Race created by Luna

CONGRATULATIONS LUNA!   Emerson is Proud of You!

5th Grade Descends on The Great Lakes Science Center




Cleveland MetroParks Zoo

KG Is Wild About the Zoo




Emerson Occupies CLE MetroParks Zoo

LOOK!  Up In The Sky!
It's a Bird...It's a Plane...
It's ???



Lakewood Fire Department Recognizes Honorary Jr Fire Marshalls

Fire Inspector Mike, Mrs. Fox, Mrs. Holland, Mrs. Heckman-Spear, Mrs. Kuzmickas, & Fire Marshall Tim pose with Emerson's distinguished honorees.  

Emerson Welcomes The Lakewood Fire Department

Thanks To
Fire Marshall Tim & 
Fire Inspector Mike
Students Learn the Importance of
Fire Prevention at Home

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What a Weekend for Emerson!

Students & Parents
Walk in Spirit Parade


Emerson Recieves Play-A-Day
Target Grant

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Emerson Heritage Night

                          Emerson PTO Heritage Night Welcomes
250+ Parents & Students


2014-15 Emerson Family Handbook

2014-15 Emerson Family Handbook

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Link to the 2014-15 Lakewood City School District Calendar

View the 2014-2015 school year calendar here