A Look Back at Memorial Day

Heights Marching Band at veterans memorial
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I tried to get these images onto the blog right after the memorial day event, but the blog software fought me off. The event was punctuated by the band, the Monticello Middle Schoolers reading their own essays on what the day meant to them, and by the appearance of some of our own veterans who […]

Wiley Choir Wins Top Awards

2011 Best Overall Middle School Choir - Wiley Middle School, Music Showcase Festivals, Atlanta, Georgia
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  The charter bus pulled into the dreary and empty parking lot of Wiley Middle School, save a few sporadically parked cars here and there. On board, twenty-four tired and soon to be rain-drenched Wiley Middle school students along with their teachers and chaperons, fresh from their trip to Atlanta, Georgia for the 2011 Music […]

O Fortuna, shining brightly on our kids

Bob Rosenbaum
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I’ve been attending music concerts in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights school district for longer than my memory allows – at least 45 years. So I have a lot of context when I state that Monday’s performance of O Fortuna from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana was the most inspired, awesome and stirring performance I’ve ever heard […]

New school dashboard sends an important message

CH-UH Dashboard
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Have you seen the new CH-UH City School District dashboard? If not, you should take a look – especially if you’re someone who tends to be critical of public schools in general or this district specifically, or who tends not to vote for levies. In business, dashboards are management tools. They provide an immediate view […]