High School German teacher Andrea Bradd and IB Coordinator John Moore led a group
of 14 high school students on a spring break service trip to Cambodia. The group spent
four days in the Prek Toal floating village, building a home and repairing a school before
visiting the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in the city of Siem Reap. "The last part of the
IB mission statement says that other people, with their differences, can also be right,"
says Moore. "These students saw that this place couldn't have been more different from
Shaker, but it can also be right."
Nearly 150 Shaker Heights High School
seniors returned to their respective Shaker
Heights elementary schools on Thursday, May
25 for Senior Clap Out, an event organized by
the Shaker Schools PTO. Senior Clap Out is
modeled after Shaker’s long-standing tradition
of “clapping out” students when they transition
to a new school building.
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Over spring break, Shaker Latin and Greek students toured Rome, Ostia Antica, Capri,
Sorrento, Pompeii, and Vatican City with High School Latin teachers Mary Coffey and Nora
Murphy. The students particularly enjoyed putting their classroom learning into historical
context – along with plenty of pasta and gelato – as they toured the remains of ancient
Rome, including the Colosseum, Forum, and Pantheon.
The Shaker Heights High School Chamber Orchestra took
Lincoln Center by storm in March, winning 2nd Runner Up at the
National Orchestra Cup Competition. The students gave a riveting
performance of Shostakovich's “Sinfonia for String Orchestra” and
placed ahead of outstanding high school orchestras from around
the country. In addition to securing third place, the Chamber
Orchestra also won the Forte Award, a special award given by the
competition organizers to the school that best exhibited positivity,
team spirit, organization, and passion. Bravo!