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and Fun (SELF) Program
Offerings for 2018
The Shaker Heights City School District
is again offering Summer, Exploration,
Learning and Fun (SELF), which provides
a wide array of summer program options
for all students in the District.
SELF addresses equity barriers
and focuses on equity, excellence, and
exploration by providing differentiated
services and enrichment opportunities
for Shaker students at every level.
Programs will stress the arts,
STEM, languages, skills, careers, and
personal development. All programs
offer a robust curriculum that includes
Literacy and Math Standards.
Online registration is open for the
Summer 2018 sessions. Due to limited
class size, registration will be first
come, first serve. Waiting lists will be
created for programs that close with the
possibility of additional camps being
added to accommodate demand.
• For June programs, registration
closes at 11 pm on May 31.
• For July programs, registration
closes at 11 pm on June 18. Learn
more and register online:
Families with Incoming Kindergartners:
Attend an Open House and Register Online
Parents and guardians of children entering kindergarten this fall can register students
online. Learn more: shaker.org/RegistrationInformation.aspx.
Also, parents and guardians are invited to attend a special Open House to learn
about Shaker’s kindergarten program, meet the principal, teachers, and fellow parents:
• Fernway: April 18, 9:30 am
• Boulevard: April 18, 6:30 pm
• Lomond: April 19, 7 pm
• Onaway: April 20, 9:30 am
Note: Mercer’s Kindergarten Open House was held in March. However, incoming
Mercer kindergarten parents and their students are invited to attend “Muffins in the
Morning” at Mercer on April 19 at 8 am. Registration personnel will not be available
at this event.
MLK Day of Service
Builds Community to
On Monday, January 15, the PTO CommUnity Builders led the Shaker Schools
community in another successful MLK Day of Service at Shaker Heights High School.
The two-hour event offered activities for all ages, including making sleeping mats for
the homeless, personal hygiene kits, no-sew fleece blankets, talking sticks, and more.
“It's wonderful to see so many members of the community coming together
to build community and to help the homeless,” says Susan Vodrey, the High School
event chair for the PTO CommUnity Builders.
Overall, the 1,500 participants in the Day of Service created:
• 1,000 care kits for children and teens who are in foster care or
experiencing homelessness and who are served by Bellefaire JCB,
MetroHealth, and YWCA.
• Nearly 500 upcycled t-shirt bags for care kits.
• 90 fleece blankets for children served by Bellefaire JCB.
• 200 water bottles with flavor tabs for children served by Bellefaire JCB.
• Nearly 1,300 care cards to accompany assembled items.
• Six sleeping mats to be distributed by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the
Homeless (made from more than 3,000 plastic bags).
• Collaborative murals illustrating community-building inspirations,
intentions, and Dr. King's words. SL