Upcoming Events

March 2023
3 - Spring Musical, 7:00 pm, MS Auditorium
4 - Spring Musical, 2:00 pm, MS Auditorium
8 - Winter Choir Concert, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, MS Auditorium
9 - 8th Grade Community Project Exhibition, 4:00 to 5:30pm
27-31 Spring Recess


April 2023
7 - No School, Good Friday
20 - PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, MS Library
19 - Jazz Fest, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, MS Auditorium
26 - Band Concert I, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, MS Auditorium
27 - Band Concert II, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, MS Auditorium


May 2023

3-5 - 8th Grade Washington DC Trip

11 - Spring Orchestra Concert, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, MS Auditorium

12 - 8th Grade Social

17 - Spring Choir Concert, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, MS Auditorium
20 - Orchestra, Band and Choir Music in the Park

29 - No School, Memorial Day

30 - 8th Grade Academic Awards, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, MS Auditorium


June 2023
7 - 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony & Reception, 9:00 to11:00 am



Community Resources for our families! 





If you have a child at Shaker Heights Middle School, you are automatically a valued member of our PTO. There are no fees or dues, and we welcome your involvement throughout the year. 





The Shaker Heights Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is dedicated to facilitating the active and informed involvement of all parents and families to achieve the educational success and well-being of all children. All parents and caregivers are automatically members so we invite you to participate with us as much as your schedule allows. There are many opportunities to get involved so look over the full list of PTO positions for the upcoming school year by clicking on the link below and sign up today!


Middle School PTO Volunteer Opportunites 2023-24



PTO MEETINGS 2022-2023


Thursday, September 15 at 7pm - SMS library.  



Thursday, December 8th at 1pm - Virtual

Recording (coming soon)


Thursday, February 23 at 6:45pm - Virtual




Thursday, April 20 at 7pm - SMS Library





Teacher and Staff Lunch

Tuesday, August 23, 2022


PTO provided lunch for teachers and staff to kick off the school year. The teachers enjoyed a taco bar lunch catered by Cilantro Taqueria courtesy of the PTO on August 23!  We wish the teachers a great year ahead and thank them for all that they do for our children!


Rainbow Run 

Friday, September 23, 2022

7th and 8th periods (1pm-230pm)

Middle School Upper Field


The Raider Rainbow Run is a 2 mile fun run... AND WALK through the SMS neighborhood for Shaker Middle School students. Registered runners who raise at least $25 will be given an official white Rainbow Run t-shirt and will make their way on a course with color stations. Volunteers from Shaker Schools will spray runners with a variety of colors as they pass! All Shaker Middle School students are invited to participate. Any students not participating in the run will attend their regular 7th and 8th period classes. We will run RAIN OR SHINE! You won’t want to miss this memorable tradition!

Join the Middle School PTO’s largest FUNdraiser of the year!

There will be a DJ, food, and festivities.  Come reconnect with old friends and make new ones. There is a $5 registration fee. Participants must raise or donate at least $25 in order to receive an official Raider Rainbow Run t-shirt. Donations help to support teacher grants and educational opportunities for all SMS students, including scholarships for the annual field trip to Washington DC.


Design Days

Thursdays and Fridays in December

Shaker Middle School


Every year Shaker Middle School seeks volunteers to present at Design Days, a unit helping 7th and 8th graders understand how the Design Cycle applies to the companies, careers, and products within our community.   Parents or community members visit the school and speak with students for 42 minutes about the design elements in their career and introduce a simple hands-on project or discussion for the class to understand how design applies to real-world problems.  If you work in architecture, engineering, robotics, startups, product design, or technology, or know someone who does, please consider participating! For more information, please reach out to Carla Macklin (carlamacklin1@gmail.com).





Co-President, Leslie Cohen

Co-President, Tracy Peebles

1st Vice President, Shalest Rushton

1st Vice President, Ryanne Mucha

VP Communication, Beth Gillespie

VP Educational Enrichment, Abby Botnick

VP Financial Management, OPEN

VP Outreach, Dominique Frazier

VP Parent Education & Advocacy, Paulanita Barker

Treasurer, Aaron Steinmetz

Secretary, Kate Stewart

Nominating Chair, OPEN


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Stay Connected this Year

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Shaker PTO Online Directory
Access through shakerpto.org. or Membership Toolkit app. Be sure to register on shakerpto.org.
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Used for sending emails to provide immediate communication or special notification. Be sure to register on shakerpto.org.
School Website
Shaker Heights Middle School
Michelle Hughes, Principal

Candance Ferguson, Admin. Assistant

20600 Shaker Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
(216) 295-4100
(216) 295-4106 (attendance)
(216) 295-4129 (fax)