Alum is Honored

June 20, 2014

Metro Catholic Alum, Pendeza Wadesisi received the following awards at the
Central Catholic High School Commencement: 
--Induction into the Central Catholic Hall of Fame
--The Sisters of Notre Dame Distinguished Graduate Medallion
--The Presidential Award for Academic Excellence
--Induction into the National Honor Society  Congratulations, Pendeza!!


Community Youth Art Show

May 8, 2014

The Community Youth Art Show was at 78th Street Studio.  Many beautiful works of art were on display for everyone to enjoy.  The participating schools were; Clark, Gallagher, Metro Catholic, Waverly, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Urban Community and Valley View Leadership Academy. 


High School Choices Announced

April 10, 2014

The 8th Grade graduates have announced their choices for High School.  Congratulations to all!

Cleveland Central Catholic - 22
St. Ignatius - 5
St. Joseph Academy - 9
Magnificat - 1
Padua Franciscan - 5
St. Edward - 1
Benedictine - 4
Villa Angela St. Joseph - 6
James Ford Rhodes - 2
Trinity - 1
Max Hayes - 1
St. Martin de Porres - 4
North Royalton High School - 1
Nexus Academy - 1
Cleveland School of the Arts - 1


Metro Catholic Students are in the Power of the Pen Regional Tournament!

March 6, 2014

The Regional Tournament of Power of the Pen is next Friday at St. Joseph Academy. The students that are attending the Tournament are: Thanh (Gr. 7), Abdel (Gr. 7), Athena (Gr. 8) and Theresa (Gr. 8).

Good luck at the Power of the Pen Tournament!


Looking for a good Fish Fry?

March 5, 2014

Have a great meal and support our parish partners:
St. Stephen Church, 1930 West 54th Street; serving every Friday through Lent (including Good Friday) from 4:00 - 7:00 PM ~ Serving fish, pierogi, cabbage and noodles, and more!!!
St. Colman Church, 2027 West 65th Street; serving Fridays March 21, March 28, April 4 and April 11 from 4:30 - 7:30 PM in the Parish Hall ~ Serving fish, cabbage and noodles, coleslaw, and more!!!


Classroom of Champions Competition

February 21, 2014

On Wednesday, February 19th, Metro Catholic School took second place at the St. Edward High School Classroom of Champions. The competition consisted of three rounds on topics such as geography, history, literature, pop culture, science and religion. Our team answered some tough questions, gave the other teams a run for their money and made us proud! Preparation for Classroom of Champions began last year when seventh graders Jonathan, Aaron and Jalen served as alternates in preparation for this year as team members in eighth grade. This year's alternates were selected based on general knowledge and also evaluated through a written test. The students agreed to meet after school and also reviewed information on their own. Since response time is as crucial as knowledge, the members and alternates practiced with buzzers.

The team is grateful to Sr. Grace Corbett for coaching with Miss Surace and providing questions.

Congratulations to our second place winners: Aaron (Captain), Jalen and Jonathan and alternates Tatu, Isaiah, Abdel, Giovanni, and Princess.


Padua Art Show Winners

January 14, 2014

Congratulations to the young artists of Metro Catholic.  They have been selected as award winners in Padua's 2014 Elementary Art Show! 


Recent Grants and Gifts

January 13, 2014

Metro Catholic is grateful to the following organizations for recent grants and gifts: The Catholic Community Foundation, The Thomas J. Coltman Foundation Trust, The Arthur B. McBride, Sr. Foundation, The Frederick and Julia Nonneman Foundation, The Third Federal Foundation.  


The Green Ribbon Award

January 13, 2014

Metro Catholic recently applied for THE GREEN RIBBON AWARD, an honor given for outstanding education and practices in the area of protecting and nuturing our environment.  Last week the Ohio Department of Educaton released the names of three schools in Ohio whose application will be forwarded to the National Department of Education for consideration!  METRO CATHOLIC IS ONE OF THOSE THREE SCHOOLS!  We thank parents, families, students, staff, faculty for many environmental efforts and projects over the years.  Special thanks to Sister Ruthmary Powers who works in our Advancement Office and who led this application process.


Enjoy our Metro Catholic Choir

December 20, 2013

Please click on the title above to hear our vocal choir sing "Once in Royal David's City"


Enjoy Metro Catholic 'Cougar Ringers'

December 5, 2013

Please click on the title above for the link to hear Jingle Bells with our Cougar Ringers. 


Neighborhood Connections Funds Westside Community Youth Art Show

November 15, 2013

Metro Catholic will serve as the fiscal agent for a Neighborhood Connections Grant to fund the 9th year of the Westside Community Youth Art Show.  We are grateful to Neighborhood Connections and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture for supporting this grant.


Paper Engineer Artist Visits Gr. 8

November 7, 2013

Chilean artist Carolina Illanes visited Gr. 8 art classes to demonstrate the art of paper engineering.  She shared a bit of Chilean architecture and her work with students and helped them experience the paper cutting, folding process.  Carolina will return twice more to complete the project.  Carolina will lead a free Family Art Experience this Sunday from 11-1 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Thanks to Joe Ionna and The Center for Arts-Inspired Education for sponsoring this visit.


Teachers Prepare for the Common Core Standards

October 28, 2013

Teachers from Metro Catholic School and St. Rocco School met on October 25 for a second day of training around the Common Core Standards.  Peer teachers, already trained for their grades level, presented to their colleagues.   Training for implementation of the Standards will continue throughout the school year.


Grants from the Sisters of Notre Dame

October 11, 2013

We are pleased to announce the following grants from the Sisters of Notre Dame Mission and Ministry Fund:
$5,000 for the House of Champions Project
$2,000 for the Metro Catholic Drama Project
$2,500 for the After School Program ~ Critical Thinking


Published Poets

October 7, 2013

We are pleased to announce that 10 of our current 7th graders have had their original poems published in A Celebration of Poets.  These students submitted their poems last year while in the 6th grade.  We congratulate Ricardo, Analise, Iryana, Alasia, Ariana, Oscar, Elijah, Desomond, Giovanni and Trevor.  We thank their 6th grade Language Arts teacher, Ms. Denise Rowland, for guiding and encouraging these students to such success.


In-Service Day

September 23, 2013

Friday, September 27th, the teachers of Metro Catholic School and St. Rocco School will have the opportunity to interact and share ideas regarding Common Core Standards. 


Kindergarten News!

August 19, 2013

Kindergarten registration for the 2013 - 2014 school year has gone so well we are pleased to announce that we have added a third Kindergarten classroom at the Boniface Campus. 


Introducing New Staff Members

August 19, 2013

We would like to welcome the following new staff members to our Metro Catholic family:  Ms. Sarah Cramer ~ Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Marangely Ortiz ~ Preschool aide, Ms. Tatiana Perez ~ Preschool aide, Ms. Theresa Frankiewicz ~ Fourth grade teacher, Ms. Eva Paolucci ~ Speech therapist, Ms. Jeanna Forhan ~ Grade One reading teacher, and Mrs. Kahli Wilson ~ Aide.


Summer Grant Gifts

August 9, 2013

Metro Catholic recently received generous gifts from the following Foundations:  The Sisters of Charity Foundation and the Murphy Family Foundation for our Learning Center; a challenge grant from the Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust for technology; a technology match grant from the Albert B. and Audrey G. Ratner Family Foundation, a tuition assistance grant from the Sisters of the Humility of Mary.


Metro Catholic Garden Featured

June 20, 2013

The new Sr. Ann Michael Learning Garden is featured in today's Plain Dealer
Inside & Outside Section.  Read the full article insde...


Fulton Family Creates the Deacon Stan & Barb Fulton Fund

June 16, 2013

Metro Catholic School announces the creation of the Deacon Stan & Barb Fulton Fund established by the Fulton Family in honor of Deacon Stan and Barb Fulton. The fund will support religious activities, guidance and counseling services, religious formation of staff and religion curriculum materials.  


Deacon Stan Celebrates Anniversary

May 20, 2013

Deacon Stan is celebrating his 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Diaconate on May 23.


Chess Club Awards Medals and Trophies at Last Meeting of the School Year

May 15, 2013

Members of our 7th & 8th Grade Chess Club were awarded medals for participation in this year's activities and trophies for their achievement in their last tournament.


Cleveland Diocese Awards Metro Catholic $25,000

May 15, 2013

The Rooted in Faith Campaign of the Cleveland Diocese awards Metro Catholic $25,000 for capital improvements to our restroom facilities.


Miami of Ohio Urban Teaching Cohort Partners with Metro Catholic

May 13, 2013

Reilly Feldmann, Miami of Ohio student, begins a school immersion experience at Metro Catholic on May 14.   Miami of Ohio University has developed the Urban Teaching Cohort over several years and is now introducing the program to the Cleveland area.  This unique program immerses future urban teachers in the community where they will teach and introduces them to master urban teachers.  We are grateful to generous donors and the Cleveland Foundation for program support.