Show us your style from Saturday's big dance!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Show the community your style before and after this weekend's dance
Mayfield High students will dress to impress and dance the night away Saturday at the 2013 prom. Don't let your date and classmates be the only ones to witness your swag. Share your prom photos on Mayfield-Hillcrest Patch and show the community who cleaned up the best. Feeling nostalgic, parents? Let's see those photos of how you spiffed up in your day. To upload your photos, click on the "add your photos & videos link" and follow the instructions. Click here to join Mayfield-Hillcrest Patch and you can upload as many photos as you like. This year's dance is at 6 p.m. at the American-Croatian Lodge in Eastlake. After Prom is from midnight to 3:30 a.m. at Mayfield High School. This year's theme is "Music Mania" and will include inflatables…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
After graduating with music therapy degree, Seneca Block wants to use his talent to help others in the area
Editor's note: This story was updated at 11 a.m. Seneca Block's business plan and true joy has its roots in a day he initially dreaded. Five years ago, the music therapy degree holder took his mom to a chemotherapy treatment appointment at Hillcrest Hospital. Unsurprisingly, he saw a bunch of sad faces in the lobby — until he sat at a grand piano. "I'm like a moth attracted to light when I see a piano," the 2005 Mayfield High School graduate explained. "I started playing a little melody and got bolder and bolder. Everyone was smiling and rocking with the music. At that moment, it was like a light bulb." Now, Block celebrates his graduation from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Upon returning to Northeast Ohio, he'll participate in …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Tom Milyo is one of 781 students in the nation who scored a 36
Tom Milyo makes no big deal of his stress-free approach to standardized testing. It's an easygoing mentality he has always possessed, and it has worked wonders for the Mayfield High School junior. The school district recently announced that Tom achieved a perfect score on his ACT test. According to the district, he is just the fifth Mayfield student to earn a perfect 36 in the last six years. Of the 1.66 million students who took the ACT in 2012, only Tom and 780 others earned a perfect composite score. "I try to relax the night before — I'm not going to learn anything I haven't learned the night before," he said. "I figure one night's not going to make the difference, so I go to bed early." Tom, who also runs track and cross country for …
Middle school girls talk about issues while training for a 5K.
Mayfield Middle School teachers and 12 girls in grades 6-8 voluntarily meet after school to focus on emotional, physical and developmental issues like conflict resolution, peer pressure, nutrition and healthy habits. Since March, Mayfield Middle School Girls on the Run have been meeting twice a week to talk about tween issue and to train for the 5K run on May 19 at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. Girls on the Run of Greater Summit is a non-profit prevention program in Ohio for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Its mission is "to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running." “Most of these girls have never participated in something like this. It really is …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Let us know what you think should be the future use of the Wilson Mills road property
The future of the old Mayfield Library on Wilson Mills Road remains uncertain following a relocation a few weeks ago. Staff members and volunteers moved the collection and machinery from the former location to an $11.7 million library at 500 SOM Center Road. Mayfield City Schools owns the building at 6080 Wilson Mills Road, but officials have not decided what to do with property. "The site is being evaluated for a future educational use," district spokeswoman Laurie Uhlir said. "No decisions or plans have been discussed. "It’s merely the “brainstorming phase.” The response leaves the door open to a myriad of options that could center around one or multiple areas of education or serve a purpose for extra curricular activities. How would you…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Students from Hawken School won $2,500 in scholarships.
Two students from Hawken School in Gates Mills have been announced as National Merit Scholarship winners. Russell M. Cohen and Sydney T. Costantini won $2,500 each and were part of 2,500 winners chosen from a pool of 15,000 across the nation. Cohen plans to study film production in college while Costantini is undecided. National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Hawken is the only school in Ohio to join the worldwide consortium of independent schools
Hawken now belongs to an exclusive group of schools across the globe whose students will engage in shared learning on the Web. Hawken School recently announced its membership in the Global Online Academy, a 23-member consortium of independent schools who take full-credit, Web-based courses that include tests, conversations and collaborations with students in other states and countries. “This will be a multi-year process, as we gain the information and ideas needed to utilize this partnership in a way that most enhances the Hawken tradition and learning experience,” D. Scott Looney, Head of School, said in a news release. Hawken is the only Ohio school in the academy. Others schools are from places like China, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Mayfield High School as the 1,214th high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Mayfield High School's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final …
Mark Fadel is the 2013 Walker Cup recipient.
As he prepares to graduate from DePauw University, senior Mark Fadel was given the Walker Cup, honoring his contributions to the community, according to DePauw's website. Fadel, a Mayfield graduate, is a biochemistry major and is executive vice president of DePauw Student Government, a First-Year Mentor and a Presidential Ambassador. He is also a member of the swim team and a volunteer student coach. "Mark is one of the most emotionally generous people I have ever met," DePauw President Dr. Brian Casey said, according to the website. "Mark scans the world around him and makes sure that everyone is okay, that everyone is being heard and that everyone has a part to play." He even started a St. Jude's Hosptial program as a freshman that has …