The Shakerite

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...

Crammed Cafeteria Cuts Lunchtime Short

Noa Shapiro-Franklin, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2012

Despite government recommendations, some students in the busiest lunch periods do not have sufficient time to eat their lunch. Freshman Megan Hofstetter, who eats during sixth period,  said she waits in the lunch line for...

Learning Garden Endures Drought

Mariel Lustig, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2012

The driest summer since the Great Depression killed three pear trees in the newly expanded learning garden despite volunteers' efforts to keep them watered. From March to July, there were only 33 recorded rainy days in the are...

Superintendent Freeman Will Step Down After This Year

Shane McKeon, Investigations Editor

September 4, 2012

After 25 years as superintendent of Shaker Heights Schools, Superintendent Mark Freeman announced today that he will step down after this school year. “It has been an honor to serve Shaker,” Freeman stated in a letter sent...

100 Years of Shaker in the Making

Alysse Eberhard, Marissa Miller and Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editors

July 5, 2012

To recognize the centennial, Cover Story editors browsed 100 years of Shaker's history and took a closer look at 10 of the most significant events. The village begins, 1912 - Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen saw p...

H. Walker Edwards Preaches Pokemon

Marcia Brown and Shane McKeon, Investigation Editors

May 30, 2012

“I really see myself as a sort of Joe Biden,” H. Walker Edwards said. “A very chill dude who’s good at his job.” Pokemon-quoting, silk shirt-loving anarchists are rarely elected vice president of a class. But then...

Remote Control Prank Caused Confusion

Clara Medalie, Campus and CIty Editor

May 30, 2012

  French teacher Eileen Willis arrived at school April 25 ready to teach a prepared lesson on her SMART board, but when she tried to turn on the classroom’s projector, her plans quickly fell apart. Willis couldn’t...

Armed Invaders Assault, Rob Party Guests

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

April 25, 2012

A group of males, some armed with handguns, forced their way into a house party on Strathavon Road and later assaulted two students who fled March 23.  Senior Matt Reesing, who attended the party, described it as a typical...

Ohio Concealed Carry Laws and Procedures

Rachel Shaw, Cover Story Editor

April 25, 2012

The Ohio concealed carry law recognizes the “inalienable and fundamental right of an individual to defend the individual’s person and the members of the individual’s family.” Concealed carry permits are issued by county...

Lowery Reaches Zimmerman Via Email

Allie Harris, Campus and City Editor

April 25, 2012

It took a former Shakerite editor to contact the most sought-after man in America. It seems everyone was talking about George Zimmerman, but no one was talking to him until Ohio University senior Wesley Lowery (’08) exchanged...

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