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  • From the desk of Principal Leo Lawyer

    Cleveland Community,
    It was great to see meet so many of you at Back to School night. In walking the halls during the school day, and comparing the halls last night filled with parents, there were many similarities between the two groups. It is positive to see both parents and students happy to see old friends and reconnecting. It was also a bit amusing to see parents asking questions of staff and student helpers where certain classrooms were; a practice very common with both freshmen and new students as they navigate the labyrinth of halls and wings at our school.  
    It has been a very positive start to the school year, and as the teaching staff and administrative team settle into new cohorts of students we are growing our learning communities into forming a strong academic institution.  Additionally, our extra-curricular activities and athletics programs are competing at high levels in and out of the PIL.  There are multiple avenues for parents and students to be involved and I encourage you to reach out to the PTA and Cleveland High School Educational Foundation.
    Two events this weekend to connect with other Cleveland community adults. These events are organized and sponsored by the PTA and foundation. Proceeds go to help our school.
    (I’ll be at the Brats & Brews event Sunday and look forward to seeing many of you there!)
    What: Rock the Classics with the Nu Wavers!
    When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:00-9:00 PM
    Where: Classic Pianos, 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202
    Dance the night away to all the 80’s classics stylized by Portland music icon and Cleveland High School alumnus Blake Sakamoto at this great CHS fundraiser. The Nu Wavers have become a local mainstay with their infectious energy and enthusiasm. Enjoy snacks, beer and wine, with catering by Sckavone's - Jon Finley CHS '84. This is a soirée not to be missed! 
    Tickets: (or bring $40 cash/check to the door!) 
    What: Cleveland High School Brats and Brew Fest
    When: Sunday September 22, 5-8 pm
    Where: St. Philip of Neri, Carvlin Hall - 2408 SE 16th St, (Division and 16th)
    This is a low-pressure, casual event where you can chat with experienced parents and school leaders.  We think you will find the CHS adult community welcoming and caring - please join us for this great start of the year event.
    Your $15 ticket, available for advance purchase here, will include a sausage, sides, and cold beer or wine.  Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options will be available.  Tickets will be $20 at the door, but day-of-event sales will be limited so get yours online now!
  • Principal's Message

    Dear Cleveland Warrior Community. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. Maintaining a welcoming school community focused on high expectations for students and staff, I feel our best work is yet to come. It will be hard work, no doubt, but we will become ONE WARRIOR together this school year. My plan as the instructional leader will be to bring us together under one belief that we are much stronger and resilient when we work together, exhibit caring and compassion for one another, and do the best we can for ourselves and our school.

    I look forward to making as many personal connections as possible during the school year. Truly, don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have a question of our work here at Cleveland.

    Very truly yours,

    Leo Lawyer


    Go Warriors!


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