John Dewey Elementary School Grades Pre K - 2
23401 Emery Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Principal: Takiba Thompson
Assistant Principal: Adrienne Clotman 

               8:30-9:00 Breakfast
               9:00 K-2 Class Begins
               3:45 K-2 Dismissal
               8:50 PreK Class Begins
               3:30 PreK Dismissal 
                
 
Important Numbers:
 Phone: 216-755-8743
Fax: (216) 921-5905
Toni Wright, Secretary: (216) 755-8743
News & Announcements
WHCSD to Host Registration Fair and School Supply Drive on June 24
Join Warrensville Heights City Schools for its annual Registration Fair and Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive Saturday, June 24th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Warrensville Heights High School.

You can register kids for the upcoming academic year; interact with community partners, and kids receive free health screenings.

Also enjoy athletic mini-camps and performances by the Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team and Warrensville Heights High School Marching Machine!

Save the date and join the fun on June 24th! To learn more about the event, call 216-336-6600.
 
Free Summer Meals
Summer meals will be available at both Warrensville Heights High School and John Dewey Elementary School from June 12 to July 7 (closed July 3 & 4). Breakfast is served from 7:45 to 8:45 AM, Lunch is served from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM. The meals are available for all children ages 1 to 18. For more information, contact Jackie Thompson at 216-336-6606. 
Replay: Building Our Future - Community Presentation
Did you miss May 2017's Building Our Future: Community Engagement Forum? No problem! Replay Superintendent Donald J. Jolly II's presentation, which discusses the District's new building and academic plan, by clicking here. 
Mrs. Ortiz, John Dewey Pre-K Teacher, Named News Channel 5/Ohio Savings Bank Teacher of the Week

On Monday, May 1stMrs. Ortiz, John Dewey Elementary School Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, was recognized as the News Channel 5/Ohio Savings Bank Teacher of the Week! She was nominated by one of her scholar’s parents.

Teachers receive this honor for being persistent in giving their best, being an example to others, having educational success and strong contributions to their school and/or community, and having a love of teaching. Mrs. Ortiz was presented with a gift certificate and plaque to recognize her accomplishment.

The Teacher of the Week news segment will air on Monday, May 15th at 5 p.m.

Congratulations, Mrs. Ortiz! We’re lucky to have such a dedicated and passionate teacher on our team.

 
WHCSD Seeking 100 Volunteers to Help Scholars with Reading Comprehension
In April 2017, the Warrensville Heights City School District implemented Tiger 100, a volunteer program that seeks to assist scholars in becoming lifelong readers and critical thinkers. The District hopes to place 100 committed volunteers in classrooms who will mentor scholars and help improve literacy skills while inspiring confidence and encouraging success. 
Donations for Victims of Miles Landing Fire
The fire at 4907 Banbury Court completely ravaged the building, leaving 48 people (16 families) without homes. We are grateful that this community has joined hands in their time of need. If you would like to donate to these families, below are some guidelines that will provide the most immediate help. 
Read The Roar Report (Spring 2017)
Check out the Spring 2017 edition of The Roar Report, WHCSD's quarterly community newsletter, by clicking here. 
Warrensville Heights Board of Education President Elected to Serve on National School Board
The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) elected leaders and new members to its Steering Committee during its annual business meeting at NSBA’s Annual Conference, March 25-27, in Denver, Colorado. 
Ray Freeman, president of the Warrensville Heights Board of Education, was one of the four new school board members elected to serve a 3-year term on CUBE’s steering committee.
 
Parents Can Add Money to Scholar Meal Accounts Using Online Feature
Did you know that you can use an online feature to place money on scholars’ meal accounts? It’s true! The process is easy and eliminates the need for scholars to carry cash to school when they want to purchase snacks.
You can use your Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit and/or debit card to put money on your scholar’s account. Although Food Service is unable to extend credit card service to registers, they still accept cash. 

 
District Reveals New Strategic Plan: Warrensville 2020
In fall 2016, the Warrensville City Schools Board of Education convened a diverse group of community members and school district staff and administrators, led by the Board of Education, Superintendent Donald Jolly and Treasurer Michael Rock, to consider and plan for the continued progress and future of the district.

Work sessions of this group took place over a several-month period, resulting in a comprehensive strategic plan. The comprehensive strategic plan includes a new district vision statement, mission statement, value statement and five overarching district goals. The strategic plan can viewed by clicking the "read more" link below.
 
District Introduces Anonymous Alerts: An Anti-Bullying and Safety App
The Warrensville Heights City School District is pleased to introduce a new communications tool called Anonymous Alerts®.
 
What is the Anonymous Alerts app?
The Anonymous Alerts anti-bullying and safety app reporting system helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.
 
The system allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between submitters (students, parents or community members) and district administration and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or to reveal their identity when submitting a report.
 
Board President Ray Freeman and Board Member Mimi Gaiter Receive OSBA Award of Achievement
Congratulations to Board President Ray Freeman and Board Member Mimi Gaiter on being recipients of the 2017 Ohio School Boards Association Award of Achievement. Only 65 of more than 3,400 board members in the state of Ohio receive this honor. Thank you for your dedication! 
January is Board Appreciation Month
The Ohio School Boards Association is celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January 2017 to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society.

Warrensville Heights City School District is joining with other districts throughout the state to recognize the important contributions school board members make to their communities.
 
Superintendent Donald J. Jolly II Receives the 2016 South Pointe Community Service Award
On Thursday, December 15th, Superintendent of Schools Donald J. Jolly II received the 2016 South Pointe Community Service Award for his dedication to improving the community. 
Congratulations, Superintendent Jolly, for a well-deserved accolade!
 
Weather-Related Closings & Early Dismissals
Warrensville Heights City School District (WHCSD) understands that the decision to close schools or resort to an early release due to inclement weather or loss of utilities has a huge effect on our families. The following information may help you to better understand the process used when making the decision. 
Read The Roar Report (Winter 2016)
Check out the Winter 2016 edition of The Roar Report, WHCSD's quarterly community newsletter, by clicking here. 
Replay: 2016 State of the Schools Address
Did you miss the 2016 State of the Schools Address? No problem! Replay Superintendent Donald J. Jolly II's presentation by clicking here.
 
Family-School Partnerships Survey
As a parent or caregiver, your involvement in your child’s learning and school is valuable and important. This survey asks for your opinions about what your child’s school does to get you involved in your child’s education.

Your individual responses, which may help your child's school improve connections with parents and families, will remain confidential. Results will only be reported as part of a group.

The survey usually takes no more than 10 minutes to complete. Click here to begin the survey.
 
Beyond the State Report Card
To view Superintendent Donald J. Jolly's presentation, Measuring What Matters: Understanding the 2015-2016 State Report Card, click the highlighted orange link. 
Links

Transportation Request Form for 2017-2018
Please return this Transportation Request Form for 2017-2018 to the Transportation Department by May 26, 2017.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Sat May 27 2017
Class of 2018 Car Wash
Mon May 29 2017
Memorial Day - No School
Wed May 31 2017
8th Grade Promotion
Wed May 31 2017
Senior Graduation
Thu Jun 1 2017
Last Day for Students
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