Fall 2018
A Loss in our Shaker Community
We are sad to share that Woodbury sixth grade teacher, Aisha Fraser,  SHHS Class of 1991, tragically lost her life on November 17. She touched so many and will be deeply missed. A memorial fund will be established with the Shaker Schools Foundation to honor Aisha's passion for the Shaker Schools and students. Details on the memorial arrangements can be found  online.

Shaker Schools Alumni Hall of Fame Honors 2018 Inductees

The Shaker Schools Foundation honored eight Shaker Heights High School graduates at a student assembly and special dinner in their honor at the Shaker Country Club. Pictured from left to right: Michael Green, '80;  Aaron David Miller, '67; Kathy Roth-Douquet, '82; Judy Harris, '66; Abdul Williams, '90; Abby Goulder Abelson, '70; David A. Hansell, '71; and Jamil Smith,'93.

To read their bios and for more information visit our new  website.  Congratulations to all!
Lomond LEGO Robotics Takes Off!
The FIRST LEGO League Jr. Robotics Club has launched at Lomond Elementary! The after-school club, supported by the Shaker Schools Foundation and Rockwell Automation, features hands-on STEAM learning using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Four teams of six students each will work together on a challenge called Mission: Moon. Teams began by learning about the Moon and exploring what kinds of problems they would need to solve in order to live there like air, water, energy, and exercise. Now, students will design a solution to one or more of these problems using robotics and LEGO elements. The students will show what they learned at an Expo in Shaker in December.

" FIRST LEGO League at Lomond is really taking off!" says Lomond principal Carina Robinson. "The students have been working on collaborative problem solving teams and are learning about and applying the engineering design cycle. It has been great watching them be creative inquirers and I can't wait for our first Expo!"

Lomond parent Rachel Patel, an engineer at Rockwell Automation, helped bring the program to Lomond. The Foundation is actively seeking additional community volunteers who are affiliated with Rockwell who can assist in expanding the program to other elementary schools. For more information, contact Holly Coughlin, Executive Director of the Shaker Schools Foundation, at coughlin_h@shaker.org .
Get Your Tickets for A Night for the Red & White
Prepare to innovate Shaker at the 27th annual gala celebrating our community and students! Join parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends for an evening of dining, dancing and a robust silent auction and raffle. This year's event takes place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7 pm, at the fabulous Hilton Cleveland Downtown.

Since 1992, A Night for the Red & White has raised more than $2.7 million for enrichment opportunities for all Shaker students with a focus on the arts, technology, health and fitness. This year's event will include a special emphasis on STEAM initiatives. Purchase your tickets online or call (216) 295-4329. We hope to see you there!  
Honoring SHHS Class of 50/51
This year's A Night for the Red & White will pay special tribute to the members of the Shaker Heights High School class of 1950/51. Alumni from these classes have worked tirelessly to raise funds over the past decade with the goal of providing additional academic support for our students. To date, they have raised more than $290,000 to support initiatives such as the Summer Academy to help academically at-risk students transition successfully to the High School, and a new social and emotional curriculum for elementary students. The Foundation will honor these class members for their dedication with a special presentation at this year's event. We invite you to join us in celebrating their tremendous dedication to the Shaker Schools!
Boosting Learning for Shaker Pre-K Families
Shaker Pre-K families attended the first of seven Family Inquiry Nights designed to support emerging literacy, math, science, and social and emotional skills for our District's youngest learners. At each event, families with students in Shaker Pre-K programs are invited to enjoy dinner, special activities, a parent discussion, and a book to take home. The first event took place at Onaway, where families received a pictu re book of The Billy Goats Gruff. The remaining events will rotate between Mercer and Onaway and each will feature a different aspect of the curriculum.

The Shaker Schools Foundation secured a $30,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to make this outreach possible to our families. We are grateful for their support!
Foundation Sponsors Visiting Authors of All American Boys
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, authors of the New York Times bestselling young adult book "All American Boys," visited an assembly of Middle School students and held small group discussions with High School students in October. The Foundation sponsored their visit, in conjunction with the Shaker Heights Public Library and the Middle School and High School PTOs. The authors also attended an evening community discussion at the High School Large Auditorium.

"All American Boys" is the winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature and the 2016 Coretta Scott King Honor. The book follows two teens-one black, one white-as they deal with the repercussions of a violent act of police brutality.  
We've Got a New Look Online!
The Foundation has a brand new online home! Find all the information you need about upcoming events like A Night for the Red & White as well as photos from our 2018 Homecoming and Hall of Fame celebrations. We invite you to learn about our mission and impact, donate online, and find previous issues of the Foundation and Alumni newsletters. Many thanks to Shaker parent Anja Jankowski, graphic and web designer at Pixelpoise.com , for helping us build our beautiful new online home.
Annual Fund Appeal is Underway
The Foundation recently mailed an  Annual Giving Guide to Shaker families and supporters of the Shaker Schools Foundation. The guide outlines the various ways donors may
direct their gifts to enrich the lives of Shaker students, including the Travel Opportunity Assistance Fund, STEAM Initiatives, area of greatest need (the Annual Fund), or a designated special project. If you have already made your annual gift, we thank you!
If you have not yet made your gift, we invite you to donate online or send your check made payable to Shaker Schools Foundation, 15600 Parkland Drive, Shaker Heights, OH 44120.
The Shaker Schools Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and all gifts are 100 percent tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!

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