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.

SHS | Principal’s Message, 13 March, 2019

March 14, 2019By Streetsboro City SchoolsHigh School News

Dear Streetsboro High School Families,

The third academic quarter is complete, we are one week (seven school days) from Spring Break and, as if these facts are not enough to remind us that the end of the year is near, caps & gowns were distributed to our seniors today during lunchtime.  The class of 2019 is deciding where they will be next fall – which college campus, which career or job they will pursue. Our current junior, sophomore and freshmen classes are busy deciding which courses they will request for next year, while our current eighth graders (and their parents) are beginning to familiarize themselves with SHS and our school community.   (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…)