Heights High & JCU Host Community Day, March 18
March 13, 2017 -- Cleveland Heights High School and John Carroll University will host a Community Day at the temporary Heights High, Wiley Building, in University Heights on Saturday, March 18, noon- 2 p.m.
The event will be held in the cafeteria and will include an unveiling of the Cleveland Skyline Community Mural that was created by the students, food, games for children, short performances, speakers and ice breaker activities.
The event is free.
The Community Day is being planned by the Social Justice Cadre that includes 14 Heights High students and eight John Carroll students from the Arrupe Scholars Program that focuses on developing leaders for social action.
“This project strengthens our partnership with JCU and helps all the students involved learn about each other while working on a common goal,” said CH-UH Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon. “We are grateful to the neighborhood for welcoming us and we invite our neighbors to come have fun and to see the mural that was created by high school and college students.”
The group first met in November to get acquainted and identify issues that are important to the community. They decided to create a mural and host a community building event that would bring together members of the University Heights community, the Heights School community and John Carroll University.
“This is our last year here and we want to leave a permanent piece of art in the building,” said Heights High senior Akash Bartlett. “The mural is in the shape of the Cleveland skyline and is a mosaic of photos from the schools and community.” The mural will be unveiled at the event and permanently installed in the school cafeteria.
The activities are family friendly and the featured foods include a taco bar, sundae station and popcorn bar.
This summer, the high school students and staff will return to their rebuilt historic home at the corner of Cedar and Lee and the middle school students will move to the Wiley campus in University Heights. The middle schools students and staff will stay in the University Heights building for two years while their buildings are renovated.
For more information about the event, contact Caroline Jewell-Rogers at 216-371-7330.