Warrensville Heights High School Grades 9-12
4270 Northfield Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Principal: Janet McDowell
Assistant Principals: Andre Rudolph
and L'Taundra Everhart

                       
                        7:30-8:00 Breakfast
                        8:00 Start Time
                        3:00 Dismissal
 
Important Numbers:
Secretary: Delorean Griffin (216) 336-6647
 Secretary: Shelly Roth (216) 336-6651 
Fax: (216) 752-8116
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. 
WHHS ACE Scholars Receive Honorable Mention for Project Design
Congratulations to our WHHS scholars whom participated in the Architecture, Construction, Engineering Mentor Program of America (ACE) during the 2016-2017 academic year and presented their culminating project during ACE's year-end banquet. The scholars received honorable mention for their design submission which showed they cared for the health of the people by creating a new district building plan that including green space and other healthy connections. 
WHHS Juniors Complete Aspiring Doctors Precollege Program
On Tuesday, May 2, OU-HCOM hosted the 11th grade students for their last day of the Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program! Students started the morning with a sensory changes lab with Dr. Wiggers. During the lab, students participated in activities that simulated the aging process.  
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. 
WHHS Seniors Complete Aspiring Doctors Precollege Program
WHHS 12th grade students were on the campus of Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) for their last day of the Aspiring Doctors Precollege Program! Students started the day by applying the medical knowledge and critical thinking skills they’ve acquired throughout the year by taking part in Case-Based Learning with Dr. Barresi and Dr. Wiggers. 
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.
 
WHHS Scholars Rank 4th in Local Kaggle Competition
Congratulations to the group of WHHS scholars who placed fourth out of 18 high school teams in the first Northeast Ohio Kaggle competition at Case Western Reserve University earlier this month. The team received praise for its gaming project, Developing What the People Want. 
Heritage College, Cleveland, program introduces WHHS scholars to careers in health and science
On days when high school students visit the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland for the Aspiring DOctors Precollege Pipeline Program, no one needs to tell medical students and staffers what’s going on.

“We all know the day the students come,” said Isaac Kirstein, D.O., dean at the Heritage College, Cleveland. “There’s a buzz on the floors, and the high school students are all wearing their Aspiring DOctors polo shirts. Everybody is just walking up and saying ‘Hi.’ It’s been a perfect fit for the campus flow.”
 
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! 
12th Grade Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program Participants Eligible for Scholarships
The WHHS 12th grade students had a busy day on January 18 for Day 3 of the Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program! Students kicked off the morning by stepping into the shoes of a physician and learning how to take a patient history and the value of open communication.

They also learned that students who participate in all aspects of the 12th grade Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program will be eligible to be considered for available scholarships. 
 
SSAC Scholars Sponsored to See Hidden Figures
On Monday, January 23, SSAC scholars were sponsored by Fred Parks, owner of Frederick's Wine & Dine, to view the historical drama Hidden Figures. Following the movie, scholars were treated to lunch. Thank you, Mr. Parks! 
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. 
WWHS Freshmen Begin Ohio University's Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program
On Friday, November 4, nineteen 9th grade students from WHHS visited OU-HCOM for the first time to kick off their participation in the Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program! This is the first cohort of students that will be able to participate in the entire program from 9th – 12th grade! This first visit serves as an introduction to the program. The students began with a presentation that introduced them to osteopathic medicine, careers in primary care medicine, and ways to start preparing now for medical school or other professional school programs. After that, students engaged in hands-on activities with OU-HCOM staff and faculty.  
WHCSD Now Busing High School Scholars
On Monday, November 28, Warrensville Heights City School District is able to provide school transportation to and from school to high school scholars who reside distances greater than one mile from the high school.
Details about the resumption of transportation for high school scholars were announced at a board meeting on Thursday, November 10. For the past 10 years, transportation has only been offered to elementary and middle school scholars. 

"We're excited about offering transportation to all our scholars because it ensures that they'll arrive to school on time without having to worry about how they'll get there," said Superintendent Donald J. Jolly II.

High school scholars who opted to receive school transportation will be picked up and dropped off at various bus stops near their homes. Parents and guardians can view a list of routes by clicking here, however, bus stop notices will also be mailed by the end of the week.

For more information regarding WHCSD's transportation services, please call 216-295-7851.
 
WWHS Juniors Begin Ohio University's Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program
On Tuesday, October 25, high school juniors from Warrensville Heights High School, John F. Kennedy PACT High School, and Tri-C’s High Tech Academy kicked off the 11th grade Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine!
Of her experience, one WHHS student said, “It was fun getting to ‘play doctor’ for a day. Hopefully one day I get to do the real thing!” Another student from High Tech Academy “…enjoyed learning about a different field that [she] didn’t really even know existed.”
 
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.
 
Public Health Service Officers Visit WHHS, Encourage STEM Careers
On September 30, Officers Tobey Manns Royal, '89, Nadra Tyus, '94, Sandra Kelley, Tanya Grandison, Karl Feldmann, and Christopher Snyder visited Warrensville Heights High School to share their passion for public health and community service, and encourage professions in STEM and health by sharing their academic and career experiences. 
WWHS Seniors Begin Ohio University's Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program
On Tuesday, September 27, a group of 14 Warrensville Heights High School seniors kicked off their participation in the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s new Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program.

The seniors will visit campus every other month to participate in a highly engaging STEM and college-readiness curriculum. During the months they are not on campus, they will participate in an individualized volunteer experience at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital in a variety of departments from nursing to human resources to out-patient rehabilitation.
 
Mayor Brad Sellers Visits WHHS, Stresses the Importance of Voting
On September 28, City of Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers visited Warrensville Heights High School to encourage our scholars and stress the importance of voting. To hear a snippet of Mayor Sellers' motivating talk and concerns shared by a scholar with those in attendance, click here. 
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. 
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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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