The last quarter of the school year is here and it is going to be a busy one! We are full steam ahead with the planning process for our three new elementary schools and a new east half of the high school. Architects have been selected – GPD Group for the elementary schools and URS Corp. for the high school – and our first round of community meetings are complete.
Once the architects have drafts of the designs, I will hold additional community meetings for residents to review and comment on the designs. Meanwhile, our staff is busy preparing our elementary transition sites – St. James and St. Luke churches and the former Taft and Franklin elementary schools for students next fall.
While all of this construction planning moves forward, our staff and students continue to work hard in the classroom. We look forward to the musical performances and academic recognition ceremonies that mark the winding down of the school year. We’ve had many recent accomplishments to trumpet, including the following:
- 1st place finish by Harding’s Power of the Pen teams in the contest’s regional tournament
- National art award won by LHS sophomore Madison Heasley in the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest
- Best of state recognitions for LHS students Julia Neff and Gregory Watson in the PTA Reflections program
- 1st place finish by the LHS Model UN team in its Spring Conference
- 1st place finish by Garfield’s Nick Cleary in the Northeast Ohio Science & Engineering Fair
- Nurse Katy Corrigan named Ohio PTA Nurse of the Year
It’s also the time of year when many of our seniors are making their final post-graduate decisions, whether it be college, work or the military. We are proud of the choices are seniors have and the spots they have earned at such institutions as Harvard University, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, University of Michigan, Case Western University, Lehigh University, The Ohio State University and many other fine colleges.
We wish all of our seniors the best as they finish up their high school careers!