Cleveland City Schools' Activities For Week Of March 12

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dr. Russell Dyer, Director of Schools, will host a Community Meeting on School Safety, Tuesday, 6:00 pm at Cleveland High School. All Cleveland citizens are invited to hear a presentation on school safety and listen to a panel discussion. Panelist include Cleveland Police Chief Mark Gibson, Board of Education Chairman Dawn Robinson, and school administrators. Click here for more information. 

Yates Primary PTO will host Spirit Night at Dos Bros on Tuesday. Mention Yates Primary all day and the school will receive 30% of purchases. For more information contact Mike Collier, 423-479-1723,   

George R. Stuart Elementary hosts a Title I Parent Meeting and Open House on Tuesday. Students and their families are invited to the informative Parent Meeting at 5:00 pm, then they can visit teachers and classrooms, 5:30-7:00 pm. For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 423-476-8246,

Mayfield Elementary hosts ESL Night on Thursday, 5:00 pm. Students and families are invited to find out more information about the ESL program. For more information contact Randall Stephens, (423) 472-4541,

Yates Primary and Ross Elementary host Raider Run on Friday. Students have been running in increments of 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile, and 1 mile during PE classes this year working toward the goal of an accumulated 25.2 miles. On Friday, students will run the final mile for a total of 26.2 miles over the year. Students receive donations for each lap completed from family, friends and neighbors. All funds raised support school programs. 

Arnold Memorial Players present The Wizard of Oz on Friday, 7:00 pm and Saturday, 2:00 pm in the Arnold Theatre. Admission is $3/adults and $2/students and concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds go toward future productions. The show is made possible by a grant from the Allied Arts Council of Cleveland. Click here for more information. 


Parent Teacher Conferences:

  • Blythe-Bower Elementary - Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 pm
  • E. L. Ross Elementary - Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Yates Primary - Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 pm

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