• Principal's Update 4/19

    Dear Cleveland Families,

    I hope you are enjoying this spring weather! We have three important events happening at Cleveland next week that each address school wide improvement. They have been promoted in a variety of ways, but I want you to have information about them in one place. I also would like to encourage you to participate in any way that you can. 

    April 24 4:00 PM - Cleveland Modernization, Auditorium

    The office of school modernization is hosting an Open House at Cleveland with the design team to review the final comprehensive planning information that is going to the PPS school board for approval at their May 7th Board meeting. The team will be set up giving presentations on the hour from 4-8pm with general Q&A and discussion between sessions. The last presentation is at 7pm. We hope to see you there.

    We're entering the design phase of work now and have opened applications for the Design Advisory Group (DAG). Similar to the CPC (whose effort is now complete), the DAG will meet every 4-6 weeks throughout the design process. Meetings are already scheduled for the remainder of 2024. Please apply if you are interested in participating, and please forward to others who you recommend to participate. The CHS Modernization web page has been updated with information about the Design Advisory Group. Here is a link to the application and a link to the project page for your reference. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

    DAG Application: https://forms.gle/N1DCkanKfMPifzjj7

    DAG Meeting Schedule: All meetings are 6-8pm in the CHS Library.

    Thursday 5/9/24
    Thursday 6/6/24
    Thursday 8/1/24
    Thursday 9/12/24
    Tuesday 10/15/24
    Thursday 12/5/24

    CHS Bond Webpage: https://www.pps.net/Page/20964

    April 25 5:30 PM - Healthy Masculinity Community Event, Auditorium

    I want to invite you to a very important event. The Cleveland High School Healthy Masculinity Club, advised by Brian Fain and Neil Gibson, and Building Consent Culture Class, taught by Gaye Chapman, are hosting a moderated panel conversation “The Boys Are Not Alright: Building A Culture of Healthy Masculinity.” This event is free for all ages and light food and refreshments will be provided. The link below shares specifics of the panelists and how to register. I highly encourage you to attend with your student. I would like to thank the teachers, staff and students who have planned this event since the beginning of the school year.


    April 26 5:00 PM - Cleveland School Foundation SQUAD Fundraising event, GYM

    I am sure that many of you are aware that PPS is facing budget cuts across the entire system for the next school year. Cleveland High School is no exception. While I can assure you that our core program and electives will still be supported next year, the reduction in staff means that the number of electives available will be reduced. Dollars raised by the foundation will be put into place to broaden the course offerings for next year and support the programs we have in place.

    Register to Attend

    Also, a reminder: the Vacation Raffle is now live! Don't miss your chance to grab a ticket.  

    Purchase a Raffle Ticket

    Thank you as always for your support of Cleveland High School. I look forward to seeing you at one of these events next week!

    Jo Ann Wadkins,
    Cleveland High School