Thursday, November 30, 2006



Saturday, December 2, 2006
Lincoln-West School - 3202 West 30th Street
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration & Breakfast 9-9:30 a.m.

A District-wide information fair to help students and families step up
to success—workshops, gifts, free supplies, breakfast and lunch.
 Workshops for students, parents, guardians and families
 Tips about passing the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) and the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)
 Free supplies (limit of 3) for students and parents (2 workshops required)
 Community Agencies and District Departments represented

Children’s literacy activities (students 4-7 years old)-must be potty trained

For more information call: 216-574-8432


Tuesday, November 28, 2006

History of Black Education in Cleveland

Dr. Dwayne C. Wright, Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations in conjunction with the CSU Black Studies Program, AHANA Program, STARS Club, and the Black Student Union will host a panel discussion:

Challenging and Revisiting the Historical Master Narrative:
Personal Perspectives on the History of Black Education in Cleveland

Wednesday, December 6, 2006
5:00 – 7:30 PM
Cleveland State University
University Center (UC 001)

Members of the panel will include

Wanda Jean green, Phd
author of
And They Called It Public Education: The Cleveland Public Schools

In addition to Dr. Green, former Cleveland Public School (CPS) students will contribute to the discussion regarding Cleveland Public School educational policies that affected the lives of African Americans. Particularly, Mrs. Jackki “Jackkia the Storyteller” Boyd and Mr. Anthony Houston will respectively share their experiences as “relay” and “bussed” students in the CPS. For more information contact Dr. Dwayne C. Wright, 216-875-9672 or

Monday, November 20, 2006

Big gift for grads:

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards is putting $1 million toward the college costs of 100 Cleveland eighth-graders.
To earn $10,000 in scholarships, each student will have to maintain a 2.5 grade-point average, complete 15 hours of community service each year and avoid unexcused absences.
Edwards' foundation will provide mentoring and tutoring to help students along the way.
Awardees, who were recommended by teachers and principals, will be named later this month.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee of Cleveland, Ohio

Contest for Grades 1-12

Dear Student:

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee of Cleveland, Ohio, is sponsoring a contest as part of a community activity celebrating the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You are invited to create a birthday card for Dr. King using the title “Happy Birthday Dr. King!”

The contest winners will receive three complimentary tickets to the Seventh Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration, which is scheduled for Monday, January 15, 2007. During the Celebration, the winners will be introduced to the Community, and each student will receive a trophy, a $500.00 scholarship and other prizes.

We hope that you will join us in this activity as we prepare to observe the National Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and celebrate the 78th anniversary of Dr. King’s birth. Thank-you!
Sincerely, MLK Holiday Scholarship Committee

WHAT: A Birthday Card in honor of the 78th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.TITLE “Happy Birthday Dr. King!” SIZE 8 ½ x 11 inches total The card may be folded

DIRECTIONS: First and last names – printed on the back of the card Grade and full name of your school – printed on the back of the card Size – See above Title – See above Card must incorporate color

ENTRY FORM: An entry form must be enclosed with the birthday card. Please complete ALL information.

DEADLINE: All birthday cards and entry forms must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 17, 2006

JUDGING: Judging will be based on attractiveness, creativity, originality, relevant, accurate and clear graphics, correct grammar, directions observed and followed (see Rubrics). The decision of the judges is final.

EXCLUDED FROM CONSIDERATION: Lined paper, ClickArt® (or similarly computer generated cards), oversized entries, anonymous entries, cards created by more than one student, cards without entry forms, cards with entry forms glued or taped to the card, cards with words, phrases and/or images that are vulgar or disrespectful.

Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

TOWER CITY CENTER: Students whose entries are not among the 12 winners, but are excellent will have the opportunity for their cards to be on display at Tower City Center in Downtown Cleveland.POSTAGE Please be sure to use enough postage for first class mail. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail with insufficient postage.

***PLEASE NOTE - Cards will not be returned.

Gates Millennium Scholarship Information Session

Event: Gates Millennium Scholarship Information Session - A Scholar's Perspective

When: November 16, 2006 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Deuteronomy 8:3 Café, Books & Music
1464 East 105th Street (Medical Associates Building), Cleveland, Ohio44106, between Ashbury and Wade Park Avenues, The Heart of Historic Heritage Lane

Contact: Corttrell Kinney at to RSVP
Websites: and

Eligibility Criteria:
* Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American
* Are a citizen/ legal permanent resident or national of the United States
* Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (non-> weighted) at the time of nomination
* Will be enrolling for the first-time at a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first year student
* Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
* Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria; and
* Have completed all three required forms (Nominee Personal InformationForm, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form) and submitted by the January 12, 2007 deadline.