If you are interested in signing up for an ASL Tremont Brainery workshop with Keri November there is still time! Go to TremontBrainery.com, click on “events,” then select your class.
by Keri November
Some of you may wonder what day-to-day life is like for a Deaf person. Well, here it goes!
I was born Deaf. I did not learn American Sign Language (ASL) until I was 15. I had hearing aids which were not helpful. It was not until I was 17 years old that I received a Cochlear Implant and learned how to recognize sounds and words. I can read lips, but it is challenging to have a conversation without the Cochlear Implant if an individual does not know ASL.
It was difficult to meet and connect with new people in NYC/Long Island as the mentality is different. People are always in a rush and usually stressed out. It was uncommon for me to meet someone willing to take the time to communicate with me.
You may be wondering how did I end up in Cleveland?
During the 2019-20 academic year, the foundation’s scholarship funds have supported nearly 400 new and returning recipients The Cleveland Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through March 15 for the 2020-21 academic year. Most of the scholarships are designated for graduating high school seniors attending colleges and universities, but some of…
CMSD will engage the community in planning the future of academic programs and buildings.
The Board of Education is revisiting the District’s master facilities plan. Cleveland’s population patterns have changed since the plan was last updated five years ago, and the board wants to ensure that the taxpayers’ investment matches community needs.
The independent Bond Accountability Commission has called for a fresh look, citing trends in enrollment and construction costs. The BAC was created to monitor a building and renovation program that has been funded by the state and local bond issues.
Spread the word: there’s a new school of dance opening in Tremont! The Movement Project, a professional dance company based out of Pilgrim Congregational Church, will be offering Creative Movement, Modern, and Ballet for youth ages 4-18.
The Movement Project, founded in 2009 by Megan Lee Gargano and Rebecca J. Leuszler, strives to challenge perspectives, evoke social change, and bridge communities through the power of movement. After many years of work as a dance company, they are eager to open their School of Dance as a home for youth dance education in Cleveland. Continue reading
Merrick House (1050 Starkweather Avenue, 216.771.5077) was founded in 1919. Tremonsters may be aware that Merrick House is known for its after-school programs and day care; they may not be aware that it also has high school equivalency and adult education courses. This TremonsterTV report gets up-close-and-personal with Jessica Untch, Director of Adult Education at Merrick House, about Merrick House’s Adult Education offerings. Lukas Hamlescher reports.
Tremont West Development Corporation’s Healthy Corner Store Initiative hosted a Healthy Cooking Demonstration from the Cutting Board Academy’s Tiffany Sutton-Gilbert in late August, 2016, at Pilgrim Church.
CMSD’s new Lincoln-West School of Science and Health will be based partly at the MetroHealth System’s main campus.
District and hospital leaders believe the school, which will open July 25 with ninth- and 10th-graders, may be the only one in the country located within a hospital.
Tenth-graders will attend classes at MetroHealth three days a week, while ninth-graders visit weekly. The students will interact with professionals and observe the medical, business and other careers available in the healthcare industry. The juniors and seniors who come later will take coursework at Lincoln-West and online and serve internships.
“The Lincoln-West School of Science and Health will expose students to the hundreds of jobs available in healthcare, jobs that will guarantee them a sound and safe future,” Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth’s president and chief executive officer, said at annual stakeholders meeting Thursday at the Global Center for Health Innovation. He listed the school among accomplishments and plans that address the health and well-being of Cuyahoga County residents. Continue reading
CMSD NEWS BUREAU When it comes to deciding which high school to attend, CMSD wants its eighth-graders to be choosy. Cleveland is a portfolio district, offering a growing variety options to fit different needs and interests. Students can attend any school in the system as long as space is available…