The Shakerite

Fill ‘Em Up: New Fountains Fund Your Water Bottles

Mariel Lustig and Alexandra Harris

April 8, 2013

Staying hydrated at the high school has never been easier, or better for the planet. Thanks to high school librarian Patricia Laurence and her husband, Richard, students and staff can now easily quench their thirst while helping...

Students Offer Their Views on Superintendent Candidates

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Chief

March 26, 2013

Although not members of a professional search firm, students who met with the three final candidates for superintendent offered plenty of frank assessments. In large public meetings March 13-15, community members had a chance...

Finding the Balance for ‘Overclubbers’

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

March 26, 2013

Applying to college? Join the club. Or join all of them. For students deeply entrenched in the ever-more competitive college application process, clubs are playing an increasingly important role in their efforts to set themselves...

Retiring Teachers Fond of Their Shaker Years

Clara Medalie, Evan Dubail, Campus and City Editors

March 26, 2013

Charles Longo: Former Shaker student enjoyed classroom Social Studies Department Chair Charles Longo had quite the Shaker experience. Longo has taught in Shaker for 34 years, was head baseball coach for 19 years and attend...

State of Shaker Schools Discussed at Yearly Speech

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

March 26, 2013

“We’re doing pretty well,” Superintendent Mark Freeman said at his State of the Schools speech March 12. Approximately 50 people attended the speech, held in the Upper Cafeteria and reinstituted last year, according to...

Clubs May Take Backseat To New Trends

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigations Editors

March 26, 2013

According to Assistant Principal Eric Hutchinson, fewer students may “overclub” these days. Hutchinson believes that so many new things vie for students’ attention today that traditional pursuits such as club participation...

More Wildlife Calling Shaker Heights Home

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

March 26, 2013

Wildlife is anything but decreasing as more and more creatures find homes in the parks, country club and lawns of Shaker Heights. Coyotes are known to walk the streets of Shaker throughout the night, howling away. Having taken...

Superintendent Finalist Means Withdraws From Consideration

John Vodrey, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2013

One of the three final candidates for superintendent of Shaker schools, Dr. Demond A. Means, has withdrawn his name from consideration. Means informed the Mequon-Thiensville Board of Education of his decision Sunday, March 17....

Power Restored at High School

Ari Ross, Raider Zone Editor

March 18, 2013

After a two hour blackout, power was restored to the high school at 12:21 p.m., March 18. The power went out at 10:22 a.m. after lights flickered on and off several times. According to a FirstEnergy map of current outages,...

BOE Announces Superintendent Candidates

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor in Chief

March 10, 2013

The Board of Education has named three candidates of diverse experience to replace Mark Freeman as district superintendent following his retirement at the end of this year. A review of the candidates' application materials...

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