Mark Your Calendar




3/14 – PTO Meeting – 7pm

3/25 – 4/1 – Spring Recess


4/2 – Classes Resume

4/10 – Eid al-Fitr – No School


4/13 – Rainbow Run – 12-4pm


4/17 – Jazz Fest – 7-9pm


4/24 – Band Concert I – 7-9pm


4/25 – Band Concert II – 7-9pm


4/29 – Spring Orchestra Concert – 7-9pm



5/6-5/10 – Staff Appreciation Week


5/10 – Music in the Parks – Cedar Point, etc.


5/16 – Spring Choir Concert – 7-9pm


5/23 – 8th Grade Community Project Exhibition – 1-2:30pm


5/27 – Memorial Day – No School


5/30 – 8th Grade Academic Awards Program – 7pm


6/6 – 8th Grade Recognition Reception (and Last Day of School)


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. 



Staff Appreciation Week – May 6th – 10th

It's hard to believe we're nearly done with another school year! Before we look ahead to what's next, there could not be a better time to reflect on where we've been, and send thanks to a staff member, department, or team who has impacted your child's life this year. 

Whether they made learning fun, helped to smooth a rough spot in the journey, or inspired the confidence to try something new, we invite you to share your thoughts. 

Submit your messages using the link below, and we'll be sure to spread your love!

P.S.  Keep an eye out for a Sign Up Genius to volunteer time or goodies to support our fantastic staff!





 Saturday, April 13, rain or shine!


The Rainbow Run is a 2-mile fun run/walk through the Shaker Middle School neighborhood. Students, parents and principals from each elementary school will throw colored powder from 7 color stations on runners/walkers as they pass. Food trucks, concessions & DJ celebration for all afterward at the finish line! (Food truck accepts credit cards.)


Help raise money to support a smooth transition through PTO programs, community-building opportunities, and staff appreciation events for all students and SMS staff as we merge 6th grade into the middle school. Go Shaker! For more information contact Event Co-chairs Rose Clement ( ) or Rhonda Chapman (


Thank You to Our Community! 🌈🌈🌈
Thank you to all who participated in this year's Rainbow Run, from runners, to family and corporate sponsors, and our hardworking volunteers. We had an EXCELLENT turnout for the windy but sunny day on Saturday, with over 450 registrations and more than $14,000 raised!



Woodbury-Middle School Combined PTO Meeting, March 14

We hope you will join us to talk about the transition plans for this year's Woodbury 5th and 6th graders and Middle School 7th graders as we combine them all next year into the new 6th-8th grade Shaker Middle School. This is an open conversation for ALL questions from parents and guardians. After some discussion on volunteer openings for the new 6-8 Middle School PTO, we will have a panel discussion with next year's Shaker Middle School leadership team (Mr. Forman, et al) and our Shaker Board of Education representatives Alison Bibb-Carson and Heather Weingart. You can submit your questions ahead of time HERE or just bring them with you. We look forward to hearing your questions after the 5th and 6th grade briefings the week prior. The meeting will take place at 7pm in the Shaker Middle School Auditorium.


WO-MS PTO Meeting Presentation Sides

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Woodbury-Middle School PTO meeting last night! It was a great crowd and a lively conversation about what's to come for next year. Please remember to sign up to help volunteer ( as we build a new 6-8th grade middle school community. Lots of things to look forward to! Linked HERE is the slide presentation for the meeting which outlines many of the points made by our panelists Principal Forman and AP Venson. We thank Mr. Forman and Ms. Venson as well as our BOE representatives Heather Weingart and Pamela Scott for their time and attention. 



Volunteer for the Middle School PTO

As we look ahead to next year, we have an exciting opportunity to develop an active and engaged PTO to serve our new 6-8th grade Middle School. The PTO is open to all caregivers of Shaker Middle School students and we welcome all whether you join us for one meeting or want to be on the executive board. We work throughout the year to plan community-building events, raise funds, and support our teachers and staff. If you’d like to join our executive board next year you can sign up for open roles HERE. Or if there’s another way you’d like to work with the PTO feel free to reach out to us at




PTO EVENTS 2023-2024


Teacher and Staff Lunch - Friday, September 1, 2023


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 September 1!  We wish the teachers a great year ahead and thank them for all they do for our children!




PTO Provides Students and Teachers with Sweet Treats After Pep Rally


On September 22nd students and teachers enjoyed an afternoon ice cream treat courtesy of the PTO following an all-school pep rally. Thanks to all the parents and volunteers who helped distribute ice cream to classrooms.





PTO Meetings

Thursday, October 5th  




Thursday, December 14th at 7:00PM



Mark your calendars for our next scheduled PTO meeting on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00PM in the MS Auditorium. 


Rainbow Run Moves to Spring


Shaker Middle School PTO’s largest annual FUNdraiser - the Rainbow Run - is moving to spring this year! Shaker students, families, and community members will take to the streets for a 2-mile fun run/walk through the Shaker Middle School neighborhood. Participants will experience the thrill of bursting through clouds of colored powder, aiming to turn their bright white race t-shirts the color of the rainbow. Be sure not to miss this Shaker Raider tradition, back and better than ever! More details to come!


SHMS PTO Teacher Grants Awarded


Thanks to our generous community, PTO is able to invite staff to apply for supplemental grants that support student enrichment and activities. This year, we awarded 8 grants totaling almost $5,000. Allocated funds will support:

  • Boards and helmets for the new skateboarding club
  • Capacity-building incentives for PBIS 
  • Year-end celebration activities for all 7th and 8th grade teams
  • Expansion of SAVE Promise Club, an initiative of Sandy Hook Promise
  • Cleveland Museum of Art virtual classes that address social/emotional learning
  • Enrichment supplies for behavioral focused classrooms
  • Costume rental and purchase for the Theater Department
  • Financial literacy simulation program supplies for Team Legend

This spring's SMS Rainbow Run will allow us to grant additional dollars to SMS staff and students, so watch for opportunities to give what you can. Thank you for your continued support! 






Co-Presidents - Dom Frazier & Ryanne Mucha 

Co-First VPs - OPEN 

Treasurer - Aaron Steinmetz  

Secretary - Sarah Holmes 

VP Financial Management - Amy Karfeld

Co-VPs Communication - Abby Botnick & Lori Young  

VP Parent Education & Advocacy - Charlise Williams 

VP Educational Enrichment - Christine Wolken  

VP Outreach - OPEN




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Shaker Heights Middle School
Thomas Flood, Principal

Candance Ferguson, Admin. Assistant

20600 Shaker Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
(216) 295-4100
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