Oct. 20, 2015 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District hosted businesses, community organizations and partners for a “Celebration of a New Era of CH-UH Schools” event on Tuesday morning at Heights High School.
Each school within the District was represented by the principal and two students including Heights High students on Early College, Art, Music and Career Tech Programming. With student voice, schools’ programming and successes were shared with business and community organizations. The students and school leaders were also able to engage with the businesses and community organizations and tell their stories of development and future aspirations.
Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon also spoke about the District’s Facilities Plan and its new Strategic Plan and goals for the future.
Dr. Dixon and Desiree Caliguire-Maier, the District-wide Coordinator of Business & Community Partnerships and Enrichment Programs, recognized five organizations for their key contributions to the development of the District’s Strategic Plan and ongoing support of district-wide programming.
Superintendent Dixon presented recognition plaques to representatives from the Cleveland Clinic, John Carroll University, Lake Erie Ink, Reaching Heights and the Cleveland Orchestra—all of whom provided important insight during the strategic planning process.
Additionally, the District received forward-thinking and supportive proposals from the College of Engineering of Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Museum of Art on Tuesday in order to leverage school programs and student development.
With this event and other ongoing initiatives, the CH-UH City School District is placing a clear emphasis on creating and strengthening business and community partnerships. The District is seeking to connect and collaborate for both parties (Partners and District) and expand and improve resources, communities, labor and markets.
"This is a new era for not only the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District but also for public educational organizations in the U.S. in which visionary yet effective operational and collaborative partnerships with businesses, higher academic institutions, organizations, and non-profits are key in order to provide an engaging, yet more importantly, challenging education for students and generations to come of labor and markets," said Caliguire-Maier.