• 5th Grade Flexible Seating

    5th Grade Flexible Seating

  • The Sullivan Family and MCS Sullivan Scholars enjoy the Cleveland Indians

    The Sullivan Family and MCS Sullivan Scholars enjoy the Cleveland Indians

  • 3rd Grade Keeping Healthy with their Fitness Trackers!

    3rd Grade Keeping Healthy with their Fitness Trackers!

  • 3rd Grade Made Catapults

    3rd Grade Made Catapults

  • Preschool at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

    Preschool at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

  • Boniface Students Enjoy Green Eggs & Ham During Dr. Seuss Week

    Boniface Students Enjoy Green Eggs & Ham During Dr. Seuss Week

  • Mrs. Lash Introduces Band Instruments

    Mrs. Lash Introduces Band Instruments

  • Sustainable Cleveland's Year of Vital Neighborhoods

    Sustainable Cleveland's Year of Vital Neighborhoods

  • 4th Grade - Comparing and Contrasting Characters

    4th Grade - Comparing and Contrasting Characters

  • Peace Pals Talk About Gratitude

    Peace Pals Talk About Gratitude

  • Student Ambassadors Welcome Esperanza

    Student Ambassadors Welcome Esperanza

  • Jr. High Students at Stone Lab

    Jr. High Students at Stone Lab

  • Jr. High Students attend Day of Hope Luncheon

    Jr. High Students attend Day of Hope Luncheon

  • Peace be with you...

    Peace be with you...

  • Proud Attendees at the Awards Assembly

    Proud Attendees at the Awards Assembly

  • The Community Youth Art Show was a great success.

    The Community Youth Art Show was a great success.

  • Gr. 8 Boys Greet St. Ignatius Visitors

    Gr. 8 Boys Greet St. Ignatius Visitors

  • Peace Pals in Action

    Peace Pals in Action

  • Jr. High Students lead our Prayer Service

    Jr. High Students lead our Prayer Service

  • Students from Akron U. & Miami of OH visit.

    Students from Akron U. & Miami of OH visit.

  • We love our playground.

    We love our playground.

  • We repainted the W. 58th St. birdhouses.

    We repainted the W. 58th St. birdhouses.

  • The Drama Club Paints Scenery for

    The Drama Club Paints Scenery for "BIG BAD"

  • Kindergarten Celebrates Our National Green Ribbon

    Kindergarten Celebrates Our National Green Ribbon

 

 

 

Welcome to Metro Catholic School

Metro Catholic School is a Preschool through Gr. 8 program located at two campuses on Cleveland's Near West Side.  We serve the educational needs of a diverse and changing population.  We offer a traditional curriculum along with many special learning programs and services in a safe and nurturing environment. Children thrive at Metro Catholic. We empower dreams. 

A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence / A National Green Ribbon School
A Member of National Schools That Can / 5 Star Step Up To Quality

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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR

For more information, call Angie Grieve at 216.281.4044, ext. 128 or email weinricha@metrocatholic.net.

Please take a moment to visit the Admission tab on our website for further details.

ALL FAMILIES ARE WELCOME!
VOUCHERS ACCEPTED AND FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE

Preschool – Grade 8 program:

  • National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • National Green Ribbon School
  • Step Up To Quality 5 Star Rating for our Preschool
  • Enrichment and Special Needs Programs Available
  • Spirituality & Values Demonstrated and Taught
  • After School Programs:  Handbells, Choir, Sports, Band, Robotics, Drama, Healthy Eating, Economics & More
  • Free Tutoring & ESL
  • All Teachers Certified
  • Before & After School Care
  • Scholarships for Catholic High Schools Can Be Earned
  • Free Transportation Available

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JANUARY 26, 2020
to
FEBRUARY 1, 2020

 

             We are celebratiing CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
and NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
all in the same week!

Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration of Catholic education
and an opportunity to recognize the importance, the value, and the contributions of Catholic education to the Church and the world.  Catholic Schools Week is sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
https://www.ncea.org/csw

 National School Choice Week is all about shining a spotlight on
effective education options for every child.
https://schoolchoiceweek.com


 

 

Our Students are
Grateful for School Choice

I LOVE MY SCHOOL BECAUSE...

... The people are helpful, nice and caring

... I like my friends because I feel like I'm home

... We learn to not judge people by the way they look

... This school is my life





CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

SPELLING BEE
5th - 8th Grade

The Stephen Campus held a 5-8th grade Spelling Bee this week. Each homeroom had a representative for the Bee. The spellers made it through several rounds spelling harder words each round.

Our top three spellers were in 3rd place Brianna Truss of 5th grade, 2nd place Ally Grant of 5th grade, and the winner of the 1st ever Metro Catholic Spelling Bee was Vanessa Walker of the 7th grade!!!

Congratulations to all our spellers, moderators, teachers, and student audience for an A-W-E-S-O-M-E  afternoon.

St. Edward High School
TRASH TALKERS
perform for our students
during CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK!

Clue at the Cleveland Play House

Thank you to everyone that attended
the pre-show reception

followed by Clue at the Allen Theater. 
Everyone had a wonderful
time!

Thank you to Aaliyah Rhodes, 8th grade. 

Aaliyah spoke at The Hermit Club during the pre-show reception. 

Mr. Prada visits with 8th graders
on School Choice and writing to
our Ohio Legislature.

School Choice Week
Thoughts from some students ~

Teachers take their time to help...

Metro Catholic is diverse and welcoming...

Metro Catholic is the home of education...

 

 

Metro Catholic School

Advisory Board

School Choice Week

Metro Catholic Students share why they are thankful for School Choice and
Metro Catholic School

 

 

Hello Friends,

I’m writing to you in the spirit of Gratitude for School Choice here in Cleveland Ohio. Protecting our rights for School Choice for our children and grandchildren is one of our most important responsibilities.  Please read through the following information and write to your legislator today.  Expressing our Gratitude for School Choice is an important message to send!  We have provided the following for your review:

A. Metro Catholic School recent Graduation results study
B.  Cleveland Diocese Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Frank O’Linn’s December 11, 2019 Appeal to write our State of Ohio Legislators.
C. Dr. Frank O’Linn’s December 2, 2019 message to Education leaders in the Diocese.

For additional information on Metro Catholic School please feel free to peruse our website at www.metrocatholic.org

Approximately 435 MCS students participate in the Cleveland Scholarship Program Voucher and approximately 15 in EdChoice.

Joe Prada
Director of Advancement
Metro Catholic School

Dr. Frank O’Linn’s December 11, 2019 Letter (Referred to in point B above)

We write requesting just a few minutes of your time today or as soon as you can. This year has seen growth in EdChoice eligibility now and for next year, prompting push back from some choice opponents in media and at the statehouse. Now is an ideal time for legislators to hear words of gratitude to help them understand what the scholarships mean to their constituents. Please take a moment to send a note of thanks.

Identifying Your State Senators and Representatives:

A list of elected officials according to Catholic School location is can be found at this link. If the officials for your home is different than your school, you may consider thanking both. Simply click on the name on the list below to visit the lawmaker’s website and see contact information.

https://www.ohiocathconf.org/Portals/1/Legcontacts/0619-20-Cleve__Schools.pdf

FYI:  Metro Catholic is in House Districts 13 & 14 and Senate District 23. 

State Representative Michael Skindell – District 13

77 S. High Street, 11th Floor

Columbus OH 43215

614.466.5921

 

State Representative Jeffrey Crossman – District 14

77 S. High Street, 11th Floor

Columbus OH 43215

614.466.3485

 

Senator Nicki Antonio – District 23

Senate Building

1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor

Columbus OH 43215

614.466.5123

How to communicate:

Handwritten letters or notes are best. These will be read by the lawmaker. Emails or phone calls may be shared or more likely will be counted and summarized by an aide. If you have time, please consider writing a handwritten note. However, any communication is appreciated. You can typically send a brief message from a form directly on the member’s webpage by finding the “contact” link. Office phone numbers are listed there as well.

Keys to a good message:

  1. Identify yourself as a constituent (where you live and/or where your child or children are in school).
  2. Express thanks for the choice program(s).
  3. Explain why you choose the school you do, or Catholic schools in general. Specific is good, and the more specific the better. It need not be long.
  4. Closing, signature, and if not already mentioned, note address or city/neighborhood.

Dr. Frank O’Linn’s December 2, 2019 message to school leaders (Referred to in point C above)

School Leaders of the Diocese of Cleveland,

Happy Advent to all! May Christ’s peace remain the guiding spirit in this season that brings its share of excitement and activity.

School Choice is in the news today with Cleveland.com running articles about increased EdChoice tuition voucher adoption as a “hit” to school district budgets and even public district school choice “draining” neighborhood schools. I’ve been hearing a good deal about these stories today and expect school choice will continue to be in the civic discourse, so please allow me to take some space to discuss here. I don’t have to tell Catholic leaders that much about the faith is contrary to popular culture: community in an age of radical individualism; selfless charity in an era marked by self-centeredness. But it is important that all school leaders know where the Church stands on parental school choice in order to participate in that discourse, especially as narratives like some represented in these articles are furthered by choice opponents.

“Parents who have the primary and inalienable right and duty to educate their children must enjoy true liberty in their choice of schools. Consequently, the public power, which has the obligation to protect and defend the rights of citizens, must see to it, in its concern for distributive justice, that public subsidies are paid out in such a way that parents are truly free to choose according to their conscience the schools they want for their children.”

This quote from the Vatican II document Gravissimum Educationis (1965) is emblematic of the Church’s position on parents and schooling, evident in Church documents for more than a century. The Catholic Church has long affirmed the obligation of parents to secure an education for their children, including the opportunity to be educated in the faith.

From their beginnings, when the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program was enacted in 1995, through today, Ohio’s scholarship programs have furthered the cause of social justice, enabling those with limited choice of public options to select from quality schools they determine are the right fit for their children. The US Supreme Court affirmed the right for parents to choose a religious school in 2002’s landmark case, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris.

School choice is not the enemy of public schools; rather, it is one component of “public education,” the wider ideal of preparing all students for the future. Ohio’s local public schools are one delivery system for this ideal, but they are not the exclusive means. We as school leaders are grateful partners with Ohio’s public education systems. (So too, naturally, is the Church, as a majority of baptized Catholics are educated by their local public schools). But we make no apologies for providing an alternative based on formation in Gospel values, in partnership with the parents and guardians who choose Catholic schools for their children. Where Ohio law supports parents in that effort, as it has with the Cleveland scholarship since 1995 and with Edchoice since 2005, we affirm that partnership.

Those seeking a more thorough and nuanced perspective on state policy as it relates to the recent increase in EdChoice may wish to read Ohio’s Fordham Institute’s position here.

Your voice is appreciated when school choice is challenged in the public discourse. Equally or perhaps more important is the voice of our many parents and families, especially those who are benefiting or could benefit from scholarship programs. We will likely need your help in mobilizing these voices as the public discourse on school choice continues. More to come on that soon.

Finally, as we are well aware, whatever the state's policy, our schools need to be those worth choosing. Evidence of increasing numbers doing so is an affirmation of the good work of our institutions. Thank you for all that you do to lead schools that are irresistibly Catholic and academically excellent environments for the good of our students and families. Please read on for more updates, reminders, and opportunities.

Yours in Christ,

Frank

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
MARCHING BAND

VISITS METRO CATHOLIC SCHOOL

* To watch a video of their visit click here 

(The video and story below are both from an article written and published
by the Diocese of Cleveland.)

University of Notre Dame Band marches into hearts of Metro Catholic students

Students at Metro Catholic School in Cleveland had reason to “cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame” this week as 50 members of The University of Notre Dame’s Marching Band stopped by both of the school’s campuses during the group’s fall service trip.

The band members presented a short concert of Notre Dame Fan favorites, including “1812,” “Rakes of Mallow,” “Notre Dame, Our Mother” and the “Notre Dame Victory March,” then allowed students an up-close look at the instruments.

Following the concert at the Boniface campus on West 54thStreet and Denison Avenue, the fighting Irish musicians got down to work painting hop scotch and other playground games on the parking lot. Other students pulled weeds and planted flowers.

The student-led trip found Metro Catholic after doing a Google search for Catholic schools in Cleveland. After visiting the school’s website, trip organizers said they knew they had to visit.

Sam Miller, a student organizer said that she “picked Metro Catholic because I really wanted to serve Catholic schools because I have been greatly influenced by my Catholic education, and both of my parents are Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese of Washington.” Miller, a trumpet player, also is studying to be a teacher.

Many members of the band have been coming on the service trip for years. “I love the idea of taking the gift of band and the gift to time and being able to donate to others with my friends,” said senior piccolo player Annie Hill.

“This is an opportunity to do something different. It’s about meeting people and getting involved in their community. We can get a lot done while we’re here,” said Daniel Griffin, a junior who plays the trumpet.

In addition to their stop at Metro Catholic, the group took time to serve at Laura's Home, Drink Local. Drink Tap., MedWish International, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Green Corps.

After completing their service projects in Cleveland, the group will board its bus and head back to South Bend, Indiana. The Irish take on that “team up North” this weekend and it’s likely there will be a few more younger viewers watching and hoping to see their new-found friends.

GO IRISH!!

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As we start the 2019 - 2020 school year, we would like to wish
the Metro Catholic Class of 2019
GOOD LUCK as they begin their journey in high school!

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If Only...

Presented by the Drama Club

A story of the creation of our school by our founding mothers,
Sr. Grace Corbett, Sr. Regina Davala and Sr. Virginia Reesing,

with the help of St. Boniface Parish, St. Michael Parish, St. Stephen Parish,
faculties and staff and these parish schools, The Sisters of Notre Dame,
The Diocese of Cleveland and generous benefactors.

If Only... was written by a group of 7th & 8th grade students
five years ago.


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METRO CATHOLIC IS A COMMON SENSE SCHOOL!

Common Sense Schools are committed to deep implementation of the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Earning the Common Sense School badge is a symbol of your school's dedication to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate.

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Metro Catholic's 30th Anniversary Celebration Continues!

As Metro Catholic School celebrated 30 years, we took time to honor people
who are significant to our school and its ongoing history.
Front row, left to right: Sr. Mary Jean Hoelke, SND, Sr. Grace Corbett, SND (Founding Mother) and Sr. Virginia Reesing, SND (Founding Mother)
Back row, left to right: Sr. Rita Mary Harwood, SND, Sr. Regina Davala, SND (Founding Mother), Sr. Patricia Gentile, SND, Sr. Patricia Garrahan, SND and Sr. Carol Dikovitsky, SND.
The drawings of the Stephen Building were done by our First Grade students, under the guidance of Mrs. Jane Andrews.




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Gordon Square Music Showcase

The Metro Catholic Choir, Band and Handbell Ensemble members had the opportunity to play for an audience at the Gordon Square Music Showcase. The event was sponsored by Councilman Matt Zone, and was a collaborative event with The Cleveland Orchestra and neighborhood schools.
Photos: © Hilary Bovay, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra.













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December 12th is the Feast Day of

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Wishing you and your family a
Blessed Day!

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Metro Catholic Day of the Dead Artwork

Artwork done by our Junior High students was hung to
help celebrate Day of the Dead in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.

  

    


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Students and Teachers Celebrate
Metro Catholic's 30th Anniversary
during Spirit Day ~ Fall 2019

          

Kindergarten - 8th Grade
students celebrate and
thank God for
30 years of
Metro Catholic!

  Please click here
to watch a short
video.


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Spread Kindness ~ Stop Bullying

Longtime Cleveland broadcaster Denise Dufala is on a mission
to help stop bullying with the "Be Kind, Stick Together" program.

Denise visited Metro Catholic this summer, and interviewed
Metro Catholic alum, Emerald Hood.

     Please click here to watch the video that was featured on WKYC.

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When we say CONNECT we mean ~
take the time to get to know others.
This means listening to them,
reaching out to them in word or deed,
learning about their needs and concerns,
understanding the culture/faith/family
from which they come.

When we say RESPECT we mean ~
recognize the Christ that is within others. 
This means we speak and act
in ways that celebrate and honor the
inherent dignity of the person or group.

When we say PROTECT we mean ~
watch out for others so that
they are safe in all ways. 
This means we watch out for bullying
and speak up,
we build on the connections we have made
to not make judgements
about entire groups,
and we act as the hands of God
to shelter those who are in need.


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Preschool Receives
5 STAR RATING from
Step Up To Quality!

Our Preschool has received a 5 Star rating
from Step up to Quality and the
Ohio Department of Education.
Congratulations to Miss Weinrich
and the Preschool staff!

Step up to Quality recognizes and promotes
learning and development programs that
meet qualityprogram standards that exceed
preschool licensing and school age child care
licensing health and safety regulations.

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Enjoy the Metro Catholic Video here

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Breaking News

The MyCom Partner Support Grant

February 21, 2020

Metro Catholic School appreciates The MyCom Partner Support Grant that has generously donated to Mero Catholic Schools annual Art Show. This funding helps make the Art Show possible!

Hale Farm & Village Grant

February 21, 2020

Metro Catholic School would like to thank Hale Farm & Village who has donated transportation for Metro Catholic School's third grade class so they can take their class field trip!

J. Harrington & Marie E. Glidden Foundation

February 21, 2020

Metro Catholic appreciates the generosity of J. Harrington & Marie E. Glidden Foundation for another grant we received in memory of Robert & Loretta Cleary and Marie & Harrington Glidden. The grant of $20,000 will be used to continue to support the programs at Metro Catholic School.

Thomas C. & Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation

December 19, 2019

Thank you to the Thomas C. & Sandra S. Sullivan Foundation for your continued generosity of Metro Catholic School.  The $35,000 grant we received will enable us to keep the quality of our educational programs and the commitment to the children and families of the school!

Carol & Charles A. Rini, Sr. Family Foundation

December 19, 2019

We would like to thank the Carol & Charles A. Rini, Sr. Family Foundation for the generous gift of $5,000 to Metro Catholic School during this holiday season.

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Event Calendar

Feb 26

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service at the Stephen Campus will be over the PA System.  Teachers will distribute ashes in their homerooms to the students.

Feb 26

Students at the Boniface Campus will attend the Ash Wednesday Mass with the St. Boniface Community at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 26th.  All are invited.

Mar 06

Professional Development Day ~ No Classes

Mar 13

End of Third Quarter

Mar 24

Miss Palumbo's 1st grade class invites you celebrate the Liturgy with Fr. Ben on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:30 am in St. Boniface Church.

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