The Shakerite

Snow Day Disrupts Exam Schedule

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Cheif

January 22, 2013

Shaker students were surprised by a snow day Jan. 22 when school was cancelled due to cold weather. The snow day was particularly unusual because it was called during finals week, disrupting the high school exam schedule and...

Swim Team Victim of Woodbury Phone Theft

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

January 15, 2013

  Phone theft is not limited to the high school. Swimmers who use the Woodbury locker room have also been targeted, and senior Walker Smith reports “three [thefts] in the last month.” Smith was one of the victims. He said ...

How To Best Protect Your Phone From Theft

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

January 15, 2013

The surest way to keep a phone from being stolen is to not even bring it to school. However, few students are willing to sacrifice their phones for an hour let alone an entire school day. Head of security Vic Ferrell gave the...

Take Care, or Your Phone May Be Next

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

January 15, 2013

Four months after the debut of Wi-Fi and the new Bring Your Own Device policy, thieves are having a field day stealing iPhones.  “It is happening too much,” said security chief Vic Ferrell, who took a desperate step out...

Shaker Residents Give Input on Superintendent Search

John Vodrey, Maria Slovikovski and Sam Mitro, Staff Reporters

December 24, 2012

Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates conducted their two public input meetings on what the Shaker School District should look for in a new superintendent last week.HYA is conducting a search for Shaker’s new superintendent. The...

Teachers’ Views on Extra Credit

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

December 12, 2012

The following quotations were compiled from email interviews with teachers regarding extra credit policies. “For the last twelve years, in my courses any assignment, quiz, or test can be retaken up until the end of the quarter. ...

A Friday Night Tradition, No More

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

December 11, 2012

Administrators changed the starting time and number of Friday night hockey games this year due to drinking at previous games, complaints from parents and the availability of the Thornton ice rink. Athletic Director Don Readance...

Students React to Mark Freeman’s Career

John Vodrey, Sam Mitro, Maria Slovikovski, Staff Reporters

December 11, 2012

When the 2012-2013 schools year ends, so will 24 years of Shaker School District’s guidance under Superintendent Mark Freeman. Many Shaker students know Freeman for his record when it comes to cancelling school. “In all...

Amount of Semifinalists at All Time Low

Carter Parry, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2012

This year, the number of National Merit Semifinalists reached an all-time low this year. The class of 2013 includes only seven semifinalists. Shaker Heights High School has an SAT average about 100 points higher than the...

A Mangager and Player React to Changes

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

December 11, 2012

Hockey manager Rebecca Chaney has never been a huge sports fan. However, she loves the atmosphere of hockey games. “I enjoy watching our hockey team—it’s a fun game to watch, it’s a fun team to watch,” she said. The...

BOE Seeks Public’s Views About New Superintendent

John Vodrey & Maria Slovikovski, Staff Reporters

December 11, 2012

The Shaker Heights Board of Education invited students and members of the community to share their opinions on the subject of the district’s next superintendent by completing an online survey and attending two public meetings...

Shaker Reacts to Allegations Against Shaker Graduate

Erica Seman, Senior Writer

December 6, 2012

Shaker graduate Camilia Terry (’12) was charged with the aggravated murder of her 3-year-old son and appeared before the Cleveland Municipal Court Nov. 29. Members of the high school community remarked that this case’s...

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