The Shakerite

Third Class is the Charm; IB adds to Curriculum

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

October 5, 2012

The high school IB program will introduce new options this year, including new classes and the IB Medallion. The IB Medallion originated at Minneapolis Southwest High School, ranked in the top 100 IB schools worldwide. Seventy-three...

Lack of Time and Seating Pose Problems for Students

Noa Shapiro-Franklin, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2012

Although lunch periods at the high school are longer than the 20-minute government requirement, students in busy lunch periods find they don’t have enough time to eat due to overcrowding of the cafeteria. Asked how long she...

Seeking Alternatives to Missing School

Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, Editor In Chief

October 5, 2012

Disciplinary actions for suspension-level offenses vary as schools attempt to find alternatives for taking students out of their classes. An article published in the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration...

Students Leave IB For a Range of Reasons

Leo Izen, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2012

Of the 22 juniors in the IB program last year, 15 remain enrolled as seniors. IB Coordinator and social studies teacher Tim Mitchell said the program expects numbers to change like this, and that the changes are not a problem....

Make Up Work Challenges Students, Teachers

Kathleen Kalafatis, Cover Story Editor

October 5, 2012

Suspension is no vacation for students or teachers. Students are responsible for the assignments they miss while suspended. Teachers gain the extra responsibility of providing the suspended student with his or her assignments. Extra...

Teachers, Administrators Face Decisions About Whether Students Will Stay Home

Allie Harris, Cover Story Editor

October 5, 2012

Despite ­­­talk among community members that there were record suspensions last year, Assistant Principal Sara Joyce and Ohio Department of Education data confirmed that the high school did not see a significantly higher number...

David Pogue Speaks at High School

David Shakno, Multimedia Editor

October 4, 2012

David Pogue (‘81) gave a presentation titled “The Twitter Evolution” Oct. 2 at Shaker Heights High School with proceeds benefiting the Shaker Schools Foundation. Pogue, also a former Shakerite member, is best known for...

New Parking Limitations for Students on Oval

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

September 19, 2012

When school began, faculty and staff felt the loss of 35 parking spaces in the high school lots, and now, students are feeling it, too.  The turf field and track renovation prompted the Shaker Heights fire marshal to eliminate...

For Class of 2015 and Beyond, In-House Gym is not Required

Clara Medalie, Campus and City Editor

September 19, 2012

A new state mandate may make in-house physical education a thing of the past. High school policy now states that students are no longer required to take two semesters of in-house physical education and can now earn PE credit...

Due to Athletic Eligibility Requirements, a New Grading Policy Makes it the Quarter that Counts

Evan Dubail, Campus and City Editor

September 19, 2012

Students may be surprised to see an improvement in their grade following the end of each quarter this year. SHHS has adopted the Ohio High School Athletic Association quarterly grading policy due to athletic eligibility issues. In...

Teachers Tasked to Monitor Wireless Use

Alexandra Harris, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2012

The high school's wireless system is up and running, and the building's Bring Your Own Device policy calls for teachers to ensure students who are using their devices in class are using the district's network. Senior Annie...

English Classes Reach 30 Students, Teachers Reach Limit

Anna Seballos, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2012

Students in large English classes are also finding it hard to get individual attention, and transferring is not an option because some English teachers have reached the contractual student limit. Literacy Department Chairwoman...

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