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WELCOME SHAKER HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL 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 PTO would love to have YOU!  Thank you to all of our current and past volunteers.  Please reach out to Beth Gillespie bhgillespie@gmail.com if you have interest in being a volunteer this year!
 
 
PTO meetings are a great way to stay connected!
Our last PTO meeting wasThursday September 15 at 7pm in the SMS library.  
YouTube link for our SMS meeting: https://youtu.be/MtTifIFXPXs
 
 
 

 

 

Shaker Middle School Rainbow Run is fast approaching!  (We need your help!)

Mark your Calendars!

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
  • Reconnect with old friends and make new ones
  • Individual Incentives & Team Prizes will be awarded to those who raise the most funds and greatest number of participants
  • 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
  • Kids will be able to ride their regular buses home!3 ways to help! 
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  1. REGISTER YOUR STUDENT OR MAKE A DONATION TODAY! https://www.shakerpto.org/form/m/206525
  2. Want to be a sponsor for the Rainbow Run?  

 There are two primary levels of sponsorship--  $500 and $250

Silver Lining Sponsorship $500

The benefits include your corporate logo or family name on all materials.  At this level, you get three free participants for the event!

 

Rainbow Sponsorship $250

The benefits include your corporate logo or family name on all materials.  At this level, you get one free participant for the event!

 

Your support would be 100% tax-deductible.  Use this link to become a sponsor https://www.shakerpto.org/form/m/206525

 

  1. We need volunteers to help with the Rainbow Run so that we can make the afternoon event fun for all! Use this link to sign up: 

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c45a5aa29a6ff2-2022

 

 

Shaker Middle School Design Days (We need your help!!)

Shaker Middle School is seeking 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.   We are gathering 20 parents or community members who can 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, we need your help!  Presentations will be held on Thursdays and Fridays during school hours in December. For more information, please reach out to Carla Macklin (carlamacklin1@gmail.com).

 

 



Stay informed! Follow us on FACEBOOK!   
The PTO started a new Facebook page, Shaker Heights Middle School PTO.  An admin will approve your request to join and you can stay "in the loop"! 
 
 
PTO provided lunch for teachers and staff Tuesday August 23
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!
 
 
 
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2021/2022 school year:

  

APRIL 27, 2022 Parent Ed & Advocacy Follow Up Meeting

Click HERE to view the follow up discussion at the Middle School library regarding Principal Hughes’ data-driven virtual presentation regarding discipline at the middle school. This data sheet provides a description of discipline infraction levels discussed during the presentation. Meeting Recording Access Passcode: 5WntZA*T

 

APRIL 7,2022 PRINCIPAL CHAT

Click HERE to watch the Principal Hughes Coffee Chat featuring a data-driven presentation regarding discipline at the middle school. Parents are encouraged to watch the presentation to learn what our Middle School is doing to address these issues. A follow up discussion will be forthcoming. 

 

MARCH 3, 2022 PTO MEETING RECORDING 

Click HERE to watch the PTO meeting featuring Dr. Glasner’s presentation on Forward Together. Middle School parents had an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the proposed plans. 

 

MISSED THE FEB COFFEE CHAT WITH PRINCIPAL HUGHES? 

Click HERE to listen to the conversation about supporting

our middle school children with social media. 

 

 JANUARY 6, 2022 PTO MEETING RECORDING 

Click HERE to watch the discussion regarding social and emotional learning

available to our students at the middle school.   

*Access Passcode: euP0D$u6

 

 

PTO SPEAKER SERIES RECORDING

November 2021

 

Missed the PTO Speaker Series about Shaker Heights curriculum? This virtual conversation featured Dr. John Moore, Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Watch the recording here for a discussion on detracting and rationale, differentiation concepts and examples, as well as the acceleration process. 

 

 

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THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN 

RAINBOW RUN 2021

 

Our entire community came together on Friday, September 24 raising over $16K for Shaker Middle School educational enrichment and PTO programs. THANK YOU!! 

Rainbow Run Image

 

 

2022/2023 MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO ROSTER 

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

 

 

Stay Connected this Year

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Find us on Facebook:
Parent-hosted FB pages: 
 
 
The Shaker PTO Online Directory
This will replace the A to Z Directory. Access through shakerpto.org. or Membership Toolkit app. Be sure to register on shakerpto.org!
 
E-Mail Announcements
Used for sending emails to provide immediate communication or special notification. Be sure to register on shakerpto.org.
 
Shaker Heights Middle School
Michelle Hughes, Principal
Janell Parsons, Admin. Assistant
20600 Shaker Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
(216) 295-4100
(216) 295-4106 (attendance)
(216) 295-4129 (fax)
 
 

SMS PTO Forms

SMS PTO Reimbursement Form

 

Shaker PTO Exempt Form

 

Shaker Middle School Meeting Minutes