Quiz Bowl wraps up a great season

March 18, 2019By Molly KlodorDistrict News, High School News

“It is said that Isa will descend at this time on the Day of Judgment to defeat Dajjal. In English, the 89th and 113th surahs of the Qurʹan are usually named after this time of day. A prayer recited at this time has two obligatory rakʹats. The sahur meal is eaten before this time of day, which is when the fajr prayer is recited. Name this time of day at which fasting begins during Ramadan.”

Within 5 seconds of finishing the question, a player must buzz in to answer without consulting a teammate or their phones. The team who answers correctly is then given the opportunity to answer 3 follow-up questions. This back and forth style of questioning lasts for 24 toss-up questions or 30 minutes, whatever comes first, often with matches ending in tense, down-to-the-last battles.

This is Quiz Bowl, an activity that focuses on the scholastic ability of our students. Streetsboro has had several strong seasons in the past few years, with three bids to Small School National tournaments in the past four years. This year, the varsity team earned a second place finish in our division. This year, students will film an episode of Academic Challenge for Channel 5 News.

The activity, coached by Molly Klodor and captained by Danielle Dupree and Karan Ingle, is an opportunity for students to showcase their smarts in a variety of subjects, from math to music, genetics to generals, sports to sonnets. Streetsboro has a Varsity and Junior Varsity team that competes against area schools in matches and tournaments from October to March. All year, students study specific topics where they can excel. There’s no telling when you might know the answer, so players must always be prepared and listen carefully for clues throughout the entire question. Once a teammate answers correctly, the team can work together to answer the follow-up questions. Teammates must rely on each other to have studied the material. In addition to the challenging questions, members must act quickly. The activity teaches more than just scholastic ability – it requires speed, confidence, and teamwork. And Streetsboro’s students do it well.

The answer to the question? Dawn.

BOE | Regular Board Meeting March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019By Streetsboro City SchoolsBoard Meetings 2019, BOE, District News

Regular Board Meeting March 14, 2019, with resources to agendas, minutes, and live stream.

Live Stream


Full agenda available here.

1. Opening of Meeting

A. Call to Order, Welcome and Roll Call – 6:00 PM
B. Pledge of Allegiance – 6:01 PM
C. Public Comments – NONE

2. Approval of Minutes – 6:04 PM

3. Reports – 6:04 PM

A. Superintendent’s Report – 6:04 PM – Several student presentations, reports, updates, and commendations.

  • HS Community Connection presentations
  • Chrissy Motz- Polar Plunge
  • Did You Know….. Streetsboro Elementary – 6:30 PM
  • Tangible Personal Property Tax Presentation- Mike/CJ
  • TIF Discussion – 7 PM
  • Print/Spend Report- Andreas Johansson –
  • Track access and facility requests.
  • Projected cuts if levy passes ($600,000)

B. Treasurer’s Report – 7:55 PM
C. Board Reports – 8 PM

4. Consent Agenda Items – 8:05 PM

A. Approval of Consent Agenda Items
B. Financial Reports
C. Donations
D. Revised Purpose & Budget
E. One Call Now Agreement
F. SPARCC Internet Agreement
G. KidsLink Agreement
H. Kent State Communications Site License Amendment
I. College Credit Plus MOU with Cuyahoga Community College
J. Student Teacher Stipend
K. Monarch School Agreement
M. Memorandum of Understanding
N. Leave of Absence
O. Resignations
P. Hiring of Personnel

5. Superintendent’s Recommendations – 8:07 PM

A. Settlement Agreement
B. Settlement Agreement
C. Hiring of Personnel
D. Resignation

6. Treasurer’s Recommendations – 8:16 PM

A. Tax Rates & Amounts for Fiscal Year 2020
B. OSBA CompManagement Group Rating Program

7. New Business

8. Old Business

9. Board President’s Recommendation – 8:18 PM

A. Addition of School Zone Lights
B. Approval of New Policies
C. Policy Updates
D. Executive Session – 8:21 PM

10. Adjournment

A. Adjourn the Meeting

SCS | Transportation Team Engaged in Fire Extinguisher Training

March 13, 2019By Streetsboro City SchoolsDistrict News, Transportation

Streetsboro City Schools worked together with Streetsboro Fire Department to provide fire extinguisher training to all bus drivers and aides in the early hours of March 13, 2019. Transportation Interim Director Andreas Johansson had arranged for the training as part of a series aimed at better preparing the drive team for emergencies while in and around the school bus. (more…)

SCS | Streetsboro Educational Foundation Grant Funds VR Goggle Kit from Google

March 12, 2019By Streetsboro City SchoolsDistrict News, Elementary School News, Henry Defer Intermediate School News, High School News, Middle School News, Technology News

Thanks to a grant awarded in the amount of $3,270 to Mrs. Thomson (District Librarian and Media Specialist) by the Streetsboro Educational Foundation, students now have the opportunity to go on Google Expeditions using (VR) virtual reality goggles. (more…)

SCS | PRESS RELEASE March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019By Streetsboro City SchoolsALERT, BOE, District News, Elementary School News, Henry Defer Intermediate School News, High School News, Middle School News

March 11, 2019

The City of Streetsboro has agreed to pay the Streetsboro City School District $625,000 to resolve the District’s lawsuit over its claim that the City had failed to make required payments under a revenue sharing agreement through 2017. In exchange, the District has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit. The District and the City further agreed to negotiate a new revenue sharing agreement to address future property tax abatements. (more…)

RCN | Maplewood students construct concession stands, press boxes for Streetsboro

March 7, 2019By Streetsboro City SchoolsDistrict News, Record-Courier

Since the second month of the school year, in the sunshine and in snow, students have been at the fields every day building twin two-story structures that will serve as press boxes and concession stands for the softball and baseball programs. Maplewood students, under the guidance of carpentry teacher Ted Georger and electric teacher Joe Svonavec, are currently building the structures at no cost to the district.

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SCS | Educators Recognized for Excellence in Digital Skills Education

March 6, 2019By Streetsboro City SchoolsDistrict News, Elementary School News, Henry Defer Intermediate School News, Middle School News, Technology News

Streetsboro City Schools partner with various vendors to provide excellence in instruction. Districts that partner with Learning.com all have one goal in common – to equip their students with the Digital Literacy skills needed to succeed in high school and beyond. (more…)

SCS | Coffee Talk | Monday March 11, 2019 – Academic Success & the State Report Card

February 25, 2019By Streetsboro City SchoolsDistrict News, Elementary School News, Henry Defer Intermediate School News, High School News, Middle School News, Transportation
Join Streetsboro City Schools for a Coffee Talk on Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.  The theme will be “Academic Success & the State Report Card,” with Assistant Superintendent/Curriculum Director Aireane Curtis.   There will be a brief presentation prior to taking questions from the community.  The Coffee Talk will take place in the staff lounge at Streetsboro High School, 8585 State Route 14.