The Shaker Schools
Foundation and Shaker
Heights Schools have allocated
nearly $437,000 to support
the District’s i3 Initiative at all
eight school buildings.
The i3 Initiative, which
promotes student Inquiry,
Innovation and Imagination,
is led by a committee of teachers,
community stakeholders and
• The High School has created a new course in robotics and advanced
manufacturing, which will be offered in the 2019-20 school year. The funding will also
allow for new technology for the engineering and arts classes, including CAD software
and a 3D printer to enhance the jewelry, illustration and digital design classes.
• Woodbury will use its grant funding to create an “ecosystem of innovation” in
the school library, which will include a makerspace with LEGOs, ozobots and more.
•The grants will also fund professional learning opportunities to support STEAM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) classroom learning at Shaker
Heights Middle School and all five K-4 buildings.
The Shaker Schools Foundation launched the Innovation Fund in 2018 to bolster
the International Baccalaureate curriculum and STEAM learning at all grade levels
within Shaker Heights Schools.
“These initiatives have already had an impact by enhancing the technology
available to our students,” says Holly Coughlin, Executive Director of the Foundation.
“We will continue to partner with the District and i3 stakeholders to provide robust
opportunities to further innovation in the Shaker Schools.”
To see a video highlighting i3 please go to: https://bit.ly/2XCKJYq. To make a
donation to the Innovation Fund, visit shakerschoolsfoundation.org/donate.
New Registrar Appointed
Shannise Jackson-Ndiaye has been
named Registrar of Shaker Heights
Schools. She is responsible for the
registration of all students who enroll at
Jackson-Ndiaye has more than 20
years of experience in urban education
as a teacher, program planner, and
enrollment coordinator. Her teaching
experience includes working as an
English as a Second Language teacher
in Akron, teaching language arts and
math in Charlotte, North Carolina, and
teaching Digital Literacy in Germantown,
Maryland. Most recently, she was at The
Intergenerational School in Cleveland,
where she served as the Enrollment and
Community Relations Coordinator.
She earned a bachelor’s in Education
and a master’s in Adult Learning
and Development at Cleveland State
University. She also holds a Master of
Arts in New Media Journalism from Full
Register Your Student Online
Registering students in the Shaker Heights City School District has never been
easier. Parents and guardians can access the online registration process at
registration.shaker.org and complete all necessary documents online, then schedule
an appointment to review the completed forms and complete the process. Contact
the Registration Office located in the Administration Building, 15600 Parkland
Drive. Summer office hours are from 8 am-4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday until
August 2. Schedule an appointment by calling 216-295-4321.
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