'12 Alum Jieming Tang Played his Final Concert with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

May 11, 2016

Jieming Tang (Alum '12 - Sullivan Scholar) played his final concert on Sunday with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra at Severance Hall.  Jieming has been the orchestra concert master for the past two years.   During Sunday's concert Jieming was the featured soloist.  Next year Jieming will attend the Julliard School of Performing Arts in NYC. Click the article to see the program description and Jieming's biography.   Congratulations Jieming. We are so proud of you.


High School Scholarships Announced

April 12, 2016

We are please and proud to announce these academic scholarships to area Catholic high schools:
Holy Name Merit Scholarship
Aracely Guzman ~ $500 renewable each year, for a total of $2,000
Nicholas Veauthier ~ $500 renewable each year, for a total of $2,000
Holy Name Academic Scholar Award
Naiah Leon ~ $1,000 renewable each year, for a total of $4,000
Cleveland Central Catholic Academic Scholarship
Michael Duong ~ $1,000 renewable each year, for a total of $4,000
We congratulate these students, their families and their teachers who have prepared them so well!


Congratulations to our 8th Grade Students!

March 15, 2016

Congratulations to our Gr. 8 students who were accepted to these local Catholic High Schools.   Many students will receive academic scholarships from Metro Catholic, the accepting high school and Metro Catholic donors.
Cleveland Central Catholic: 19
Holy Name: 9
Magnificat: 1
Padua: 2
St. Edward: 1
St. Ignatius: 5
St. Joseph Academy: 4
St. Martin de Porres: 3
Villa Angela - St. Joseph: 1


Congratulations to Chef Marlon Mayorga

March 1, 2016

Congratulations to Chef Marlon Mayorga from Corleone's Restaurant for winning First Place in "Cleveland's Finest Hors d'Oeuvre Contest, an event supporting Our Lady of Wayside! Chef Mayorga and Mrs. Mayorga have two children currently attending Metro Catholic ~ Mia, Grade 6 and Mya, preschool. Thier son, Marlon, also attended Metro Catholic and now attends Cleveland Central Catholic High School.


New Recycling Bin at the Boniface Campus

February 12, 2016

We have received a new paper and cardboard recycling bin at the Boniface Campus parking lot! River Valley Paper Company will give money to our school for collecting or paper, cardboard, books, magazines. It will then be made into toilet paper, napkins and towels, copier paper, greeting cards, cardboard, insulation, and drywall! We invite you to bring paper from home. We need everyone's participation to reach the quota and keep our paper useful, rather than wasted! It is located in the West 52nd Street parking lot, close to the garage. 


Neighborhood Connections Grant

February 12, 2016

The Community Youth Art Show has received $3,000 from Neighborhood Connections to fund the Art Show on April 28, 2016.  Congratulations to art teachers: Jane Andrews - Metro Catholic School, Kara Aquino – Valley View Boys’ Leadership Academy, and Mary Green - Urban Community School.  This will be the 11th Annual Community Youth Art Show.  Everyone is welcome to view the amazing art work done by the students! 


Giant Eagle Foundation Grant

October 13, 2015

We would like to thank The Giant Eagle Foundation for the grant we received for $10,000.  The funds this year will aide the Learning Center.  We are grateful for their support through the years. 


Neighborhood Connections Awards Grant

October 31, 2014

The Community Youth Art Show has received $2,700 from Neighborhood Connections to fund the Art Show in April 2015.  Congratulations to art teachers: Jane Andrews - Metro Catholic School, Kara Aquino – Valley View Boys’ Leadership Academy, and Mary Green - Urban Community School.  The Community Youth Art Show celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the 2015 event.  Come celebrate with us.


Kindergarten and Grade One Celebrate Halloween!

October 31, 2014

Please enjoy watching our kindergarten and first grade children as they parade in their Halloween costumes!


Mission and Ministry Grants Received from the Sisters of Notre Dame

October 21, 2014

Many thanks to the Sisters of Notre Dame for Mission and Ministry Grants to support the following programs: $4,500 for After School Programs including Yoga, Chess Club and Young Rembrandts, and $2,000 to support After School Tutoring Programs for Critical Thinking


The Preamble of the Constitution in Honor of Constitution Day

October 1, 2014

In preparation for Constitution Day, Mrs. Toler's fifth grade students learned the Preamble of the Constitution. 


Giant Eagle Grant

September 29, 2014

The Giant Eagle Foundation once again assists the learning efforts here at Metro Catholic. This year's grant supports the "Closing the Gaps" program that provides services for students with learning needs. The grant also assists our English Language Learner Program that has added staff to support Sister Linda Marie with the 40 students in need of English Language support.   


Celebrate Our National Green Ribbon Award

September 22, 2014

We are ready to celebrate our status as a new National Green Ribbon School. On Friday, September 26th both of our campuses have planned special activities throughout the day.    The Stephen Campus classes will view the Disneynature movie, "Earth."  Each class has also signed up to care for an outdoor area of the campus.  Students will sign the St. Francis Peace Pledge and create classroom re-cycling plans.   Boniface Campus students will see the Disneynature movie, "Chimpanzee."  They will use proceeds from a popcorn sale to purchase tulip bulbs for planting around the campus.  All classes will enjoy outdoor gym.


National Green Ribbon School Award Ceremony

July 21, 2014

Sisters Anne Maline, Mary Jane Vovk, Ruthmary Powers and Mr John Szarwark will attend the Green Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, July 22. They will receive the National Green Ribbon Award on behalf of our school. The Green Ribbon Award recognizes excellence in environmental education and sustainable practices. Congratulations Metro Community!  Watch the Green Ribbon Awards Ceremony from 2-4:30 p.m. at this link:


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.