Community Resources for our families! 

 

 

 

WELCOME SHAKER HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILIES!

If you have a child at Shaker Heights Middle School, you are automatically a valued member of our PTO. There are no fees or dues, and we welcome your involvement throughout the year. 

 

 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

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 THE MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR 2021-22! 
If you have volunteered before, we need your experience.  If you have not, we need your energy and ideas. Please join us as we build a diverse team that will shape the PTO and Middle School community in support of all families and staff. Visit this Link to see which position would best fit your schedule!
 

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 MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL CHATS

Ms. Hunter will continue her Principal Chats on the first Wednesday of each month. The chats will alternate each week between evenings (6:30 pm) and lunchtime (12:15 pm). Please feel free to submit questions ahead of the chats to smspto@gmail.com

 

NEXT CHAT is on April 7 - 6:30 pm 

Here is the Zoom link to join the meeting.

 

FINAL CHAT on May 5 - 12:15 pm

 

 

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PTO SPEAKER SERIES

 

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the teachers and staff

who participated in our Speaker Series! 

  

Missed the Sessions? Watch the recordings! 

 

Part 1: Understanding Shaker’s Educational Equity Policy

Led by Lisa Vahey, co-chair of Shaker’s Equity Task Force, and David Peake, Shaker Heights High School Guidance Counselor

 
Part 2: Shaker High School Course Pathways and Where They Lead 

Dr. John Moore, IB Coordinator at the High School and some of his colleagues will help us to understand all of the options available at the high school.   

https://youtu.be/Yigooo3mLUg

 

Part 3: Removing Barriers- What Instruction Looks Like At the Middle School Today 

Middle School teachers and the Instructional Coach will share how instruction is differentiated in a typical Middle School classroom and how and why this is consistent with IB principles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrGgvZT6CaM

  

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SIGN-UP AT HEINENS TODAY! 

Did you know if you sign up for the Heinen’s “Teaming Up for Education” program by March 31st that Heinens will give 1% of all your purchases (including Instacart) since Sept. 1st to the school! You must sign up every year! Ask your neighbors, relatives, and friends to help our community earn money, as well!  You do not need to have a Shaker Heights student to participate in Heinen’s “Teaming Up for Education” program. Go to https://www.heinens.com/schools/ and click on "Complete the Teaming Up for Education survey." Enter either your Tasteful Rewards number or your email address.  Select Shaker Heights Middle School PTO. You may also register by going to the service counter at any Heinen's store. Please contact Nicole Lozier at nicole.lozier@gmail.com with any questions. 

 

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COMMUNITY BUILDING SQUAD UPDATES  

These will be email groups for each class (2 pods). These email chains are a great way for parents to ask other parents in your child's class questions - such as - what's the log in for the Map Test?  If you would like to participate, please email SMS Co-President Emily Braman at SMSPTO@gmail.com. 

 

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COMBINED HYBRID LEARNING STARTED 2/8/21

For details click here and watch this video by Ms. Hunter

 

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ONSIDE/HYBRID LEARNING BEGAN JANUARY 19, 2021

Please click here to read the details for onsite and hybrid learning. 

 UPDATES ON DISTRICT COVID CASES
 
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Shaker Middle School PTO Roster 2020-2021 

Co-President. Emily Braman

Co-President. Kevin Lowery

1st Vice President. Brooke Bribriesco

1st Vice President. Segev Phillips

VP Communication. Courtney Ricchetti

VP Educational Enrichment. Sangeeta Prakash

VP Financial Management. Schen Griest

CO- VP Outreach. Traci Carpenter

CO- VP Outreach. Erin Zelin

VP Parent Education & Advocacy. Keely O'Bryan

Treasurer. Aaron Steinmetz

Secretary. Leslie Moore

Nominating Chair. OPEN

Nominating Chair. OPEN

 

CHECK THE SHMS WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFO

 

Stay Connected this Year

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Find us on Facebook:
Parent-hosted FB pages: 
 
 
The Shaker PTO Online Directory
This will replace the A to Z Directory. Access through shakerpto.org. or Membership Toolkit app. Be sure to register on shakerpto.org!
 
E-Mail Announcements
Used for sending emails to provide immediate communication or special notification. Be sure to register on shakerpto.org.
 
Shaker Heights Middle School
Miata Hunter, Principal
Janell Parsons, Admin. Assistant
20600 Shaker Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
(216) 295-4100
(216) 295-4106 (attendance)
(216) 295-4129 (fax)
School Hours *During Remote Learning* are 8:50 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
Raider Time 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
 

SMS PTO Forms

SMS PTO Reimbursement Form

 

Shaker PTO Exempt Form

 

Shaker Middle School Meeting Minutes

September 

SMS_PTO_9-17-2020.docx