Principal's Update 2/282/28/2022
Dear Cleveland Families,
We have a lot to celebrate in the month of March, and I want to share with you some of the events and how you can purchase tickets.
Both our Boys and Girls basketball teams have made it into the State playoffs! Congratulations to the coaches, Dondrale Campbell for the Boys team and Poeko Waiwaiole for the Girls team, and all the players. I am very proud of both teams; they play with heart and integrity and are exciting to watch. Come cheer on our Warriors at the first round of play this week.
Boys vs. Century at Cleveland (50% capacity)
7:00pm Start, Doors open at 6:15pm
500 tickets available through Presale for Warrior Families, Friends, and Fans. Make sure to add names to the tickets purchased. We will check in presale ticket fans with a list.
Adult Presale: Boys Basketball Playoff Round 1 Adult Tickets $8.00 each
Student/Child Presale: Boys Basketball Playoff Round 1 Student/Child Tickets $5.00 each
Any remaining tickets will be sold at door, cash only. State Tournament Playoff games are not covered by student sports passes. Every fan coming to the game must have a purchased ticket as per the OSAA.
Girls @ Mountainside (50% capacity)
7:00pm Start, Doors open at 6:30pm
Presale on OSAA: https://www.osaa.org/shop/tickets
- Girls Basketball
- Mountainside vs Cleveland
- Get Tickets
Any remaining tickets will be sold at door, cash only.
PIL Titles for Winter Sports
Our Boys Basketball team clinched the PIL title this year. This is the first time that our Boys Basketball team has won the PIL championship since 1962. If you were in the gym at the Grant game, you witnessed history.
Our wrestling team continued its winning streak this year by earning the PIL championship title for the 11th year in a row. Congratulations to Coach Zerba and the team. At the State traditional wrestling tournament, three of our wrestlers placed -
Logan Medford - 3rd Place State
Garret Cappalonga - 5th Place State
Sean Lee - 6th Place State
At the separate girls tournament, Haley Vann won her second State championship.
IB Visual Arts Exhibition
Every year the students who are participating in the IB assessment for the visual arts present an exhibition. Last year, it was virtual. Our IB artists produce amazing work, and I encourage everyone to come see the exhibition this year in person. The work of our IB artists is being featured at the High Low Gallery, 936 SE 34th Ave, March 1-31. The opening reception is this Saturday, March 5 from 5-7 PM. The closing reception is Saturday, March 26 from 5-7 PM. Congratulations to our IB art instructor, Emily Pratt, and all the wonderful IB Visual Art students.
Our robotics team, Pigmice, has been actively building and programming the CHS 100-lb robot for competition. They have an upcoming event in Wilsonville March 11-12 and then will be preparing for the big tournament at the end of the month.
Successful Schools Family Survey
Each year the district gathers feedback from families about their experiences with our schools. I receive the results of this survey for CHS. The feedback you share helps inform our school improvement planning and the programs we offer here. The survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. You can take it on a computer, a phone, or a tablet using the link below. The survey is open until March 4, and I hope you find time to let us know your thoughts. If you have a student in schools other than Cleveland, please fill out a survey for each school where you have a student.
Q3 Progress Reports
Progress reports will be coming out this week. Teachers are obligated to let families know if their student is in danger of not earning a passing grade for the quarter. You can use ParentVue and Canvas to see how your student is doing in class. We are very early in the semester and this is a good time to encourage good study habits and accessing resources for course help for your student. Flex period is a great time for students to connect with their teachers. Our Flex period is at the end of the day now, and we have more of them than we had in the first semester.
March 2 SEL day
Our special schedule for Wednesday is now complete with a robust list of sessions for students to attend. I want to remind you that Wednesday is a school day for all students. Second period teachers will be taking attendance for the day which ends at 11:30 AM for students. I know your student will find sessions that are meaningful for them. They signed up for sessions today, and we are excited to host our community partners who are coming here to spend time with our students. The Mental Health Advocacy Club has been a huge help in planning the day, and I want to recognize them for their hard work.
Black History Month
Our CARE leadership class put up one final piece of work celebrating the accomplishments of Black Portlanders. It is featured in the main hall. I appreciate the work that all of our students did this month to engage in conversations about race.
It is such a pleasure to work with your students. They continue to amaze me with their humor, intelligence, caring, and athleticism. We have great students, and it is a joy to celebrate their accomplishments.
Jo Ann Wadkins,
Cleveland High School