Cleveland City Schools Activities For Week Of April 16

Monday, April 16, 2018
Mayfield Elementary Choir Concert will beTuesday5:00 pm. Students and families are invited to the performance. For more information contact Randall Stephens, 423-472-4541, rstephens@clevelandschools.org.
 
George R.
Stuart Elementary School Character Ed Breakfast will be Thursday. Student of the Month representatives will be honored at the breakfast. For more information contact Richelle Shelton, 423-476-8246, rshelton@clevelandschools.org.

 
Cleveland Middle School hosts Rising 6th Grade and New Student Parent Night on Thursday,6:30-8:00 pm. School administrators and teachers will provide information on registration, procedures, activities, and clubs/sports at CMS for parents and students. For more information contact Luz Price, 423-479-9641, lprice@clevelandschools.org.
 
Cleveland High School Theater Department present the musical Disaster! Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the '70s take center stage in this homage to classic disaster films. Tickets are $12/adults and $8/students. Shows are in the Betsey Vines Memorial Theater at CHS. For more information contact Don Markham, jmarkham@clevelandschools.org.
  • Thursday 7:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 pm
  • Sunday 2:30 pm
  • Monday (April 237:00 pm

E.L. Ross Elementary Special Olympics Paradewill be Friday2:30 pm. Athletes will walk the halls as students cheer in celebration of the Special Olympics on Saturday at Cleveland Middle School. For more information contact Lisa Earby, 423-479-7274, learby@clevelandschools.org.
 
Blythe-Bower hosts the Spring Carnival on Friday,6:00-7:30 pm. Students and their families are invited for an evening of fun with games, inflatables, food, silent auction and more. Tickets are $0.25 or $10 for an unlimited band. Click here for more information or contact Joel Barnes, 423-479-5121, jbarnes@clevelandschools.org
 
Parent Teacher Conferences:
  • Arnold Memorial - Tuesday4:00-7:00 pm
 
PTO Meetings:
  • Mayfield - Monday4:00 pm

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