Tour the CH-UH learning communities pilots
Sections of three Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools—the first grade wing of Oxford Elementary, the sixth grade wing of Roxboro Middle, and the Legacy New Tech wing of Heights High—were remodeled over the summer as part of the district's Learning Communities Pilot. While some parents and community members have had the opportunity to experience the pilot open houses at Roxboro Middle and Legacy New Tech, the district is inviting the whole community to see the new learning spaces.
The district believes the new Learning Communities provide environments where students can master the state’s required curriculum, the Common Core Curriculum, which measures students' skills in four areas: collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity—called the four Cs.
Each school will open its doors to parents and community members, and the principals of each school will give the tours to demonstrate how teams at each school are using the new spaces.
Oxford Elementary: Tours will begin on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 1:15–2:15 p.m., and will be offered every Thursday at the same time. Tours must be booked in advance. RSVP to Barb Pletnewski, office secretary, at 216-320-4951. Prior to the CH-UH Board of Education work session on Oct. 16, which will be held at the school, Principal Joe Nicklos and the first grade pilot team will provide tours starting at 5:30 p.m.
Roxboro Middle: Starting Wednesday, Oct. 3, tours will be held from 10–11 a.m. every Wednesday. Tour participants will have an opportunity to view teachers and students in the pilot area. RSVP to Danielle Smith, administrative assistant, at least one week in advance of the tour, at 216-320-3503.
Legacy New Tech: Starting in November, tours will be held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 9 a.m.
Call the Legacy Office at 216-320-3210 to schedule a tour.
Angee Shaker is director of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.