CMSD schools plan program changes

Some Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools in the Collinwood area are planning program changes for the coming year.

New Tech @Collinwood: The traditional comprehensive Collinwood High School program said goodbye to its last class of seniors on May 19. Starting in August, New Tech@Collinwood will be in full effect, covering the ninth through 12th grades.

New Tech @Collinwood features a Project Based Learning model that has been phased in over the last three years. Students, teachers and administrators work with community partners to bring real-world learning into classrooms where students use technology and learn skills that they can apply to life beyond high school.

New Tech@Collinwood is part of the New Tech Network, which includes schools throughout the United States and in Australia.

Hannah Gibbons: Hannah Gibbons,1401 Larchmont Road, will expand its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) offerings for the 2017-2018 school year. 

The school, which already has a robotics team and middle school computer coding with Scriblr, will add coding for primary grades through the Dash Dot Coding curriculum.  The Cleveland Engineering Society and partners have agreed to help plan, develop and implement a Bridge Building Program. 

Hannah Gibbons also is designing phase an after-school program that will include intervention and enrichment for all students.

Iowa-Maple: Iowa-Maple, 12510 Maple Ave., has joined with many community partners to start a Green Team Learning Garden. The Gilbert & Gilbert Construction Co. and Job Corps designed and constructed the new path that leads to the garden.

Initial planting occurred in the spring, and a team of teachers, other staff, students and community partners are working in the garden every Friday during the summer.

The garden offers hands-on learning opportunities in all disciplines, including social emotional learning and nutrition for students and the community.

Parents and caregivers can register students for the 2017-18 school year this summer at one of CMSD’s four neighborhood enrollment sites: Jane Addams Business Careers Center, 2373 E. 30th St.; Orchard School, 4200 Bailey Ave.; Patrick Henry School, 11901 Durant Ave.; and Robinson G. Jones School, 4550 W. 150th St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until July 28.

Throughout the year, students may be registered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the District offices at 1111 Superior Ave. E. Those requiring bilingual assistance may register students from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy, 3145 W. 46th St.

To register, bring the student’s birth certificate, complete and up-to-date immunization record, a recent report card, transcript or withdrawal form, guardianship documents (if applicable), guardian ID and proof of address.

For more information, call 216-838-3675.

Thomas Ott

Byline should be CMSD News Bureau

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017