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After the faculty meeting April 13, where Principal Michael Griffith announced his resignation, he grew teary again and embraced his colleagues.

After Griffith Announces Resignation, Sorrow, Respect Hang Heavy

Abby White, Print Managing Editor
April 13, 2015
According to Ohio Department of Education's Associate Director of Media Relations John Charlton, the new system used to track graduation rates measures each student individually, rather than a class as a whole. Shaker's graduation rate went up six percentage points, a change attributed to the state's new measurment method and practices within the district.

Graduation Rates Grow 6 Percent, Reflecting New ODE Standards

Marcia Brown and Sara Mesiano
April 9, 2015
The high school's Middle Years Programme coordinator, science teacher John Moore, has overseen MYP integration in the high school. International Baccalaureate representatives will examine Shaker for possible MYP certification.

MYP Certification Brings New Department Names

Sara Mesiano, Campus and City Editor
March 30, 2015
Students take online classes in the new Innovative Center for Personalized Learning and Family Engagement in the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building as an alternative to a traditional learning environment.

Online Learning Center Helps Students Grow

Sara Mesiano, Campus and City Editor
March 28, 2015
Students took the PARCC exams at testing booths set up in the library.

State-Mandated PARCC Tests Provoke Stress, Confusion

Audie Lorenzo, Campus and City Reporter
March 23, 2015
The new Shaker calendars, approved by the Board of Education on Jan. 13, extends Thanksgiving break two days and includes a week of professional days before school

New Calendars Extend Thanksgiving Break

Sara Mesiano, Campus and City Editor
February 11, 2015
Middle School Principal David Glasner speaks to parents in the middle school library after he was hired last spring. One of Glasner's first initiatives as principal has been instituting a new, standardized grading policy.

Didn’t Do It? Don’t Worry, You Have Another Chance … and Another

Marcia Brown, Editor in Chief
January 10, 2015
The Sept. 30 Family Engagement Series expanded communication between the administration and the community, one of the Strategic Plan's goals. The presentation included an open question and answer sesion and presentations about new testing requirements and the core curriculum.

Strategic Plan Lays a 5-Year Roadmap

Sara Mesiano, Campus and City Editor
November 12, 2014
Math teacher Tom Anderson helps senior Brandon Draper during conferences Sept. 11.

Conference Sign-Ins Discourage Dishonesty

Sara Mesiano, Campus and City Editor
September 11, 2014
In a training exercise, some high school students practice overwhelming an intruder while others evacuate the scene. As school shootings have continued, schools and law enforcement agencies have begun to adopt and rehearse more aggressive responses than the lockdowns legislated throughout the country in the years following the assault at Columbine High School 15 years ago.

In Lockdown Alternative, Students Don’t Hide

Audie Lorenzo, Anabel McGuan, Sara Mesiano, Nora Spadoni, and Ned Weingart
May 1, 2014
At Shaker Heights High School, students from varied backgrounds can access the same opportunities. But that’s only if we execute our ideas and policies correctly.

To Tame Weather’s Bite, District Adopts Late Start Schedule

Abby White, Campus and City Editor
February 26, 2014
Junior Phoebe Potiker tweeted this photo to compete in the Asking Olympics, a competition among students for free winter dance tickets. The competition has likely decreased early ticket sales because students are waiting to see who wins.

Costs May Kill Winter Dance

Ella Shlonsky, Opinion Editor
February 26, 2014
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