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For St. Christopher students, staff, bald is beautiful

By Sue Botos Rocky River “SHAVE THAT HEAD” was the chant on a not very scary Friday the 13th at St. Christopher School in Rocky River. About 50 students and staff, including principal Joyce Needham “braved the buzz” and had their heads shaved during the annual St. Baldrick’s event to raise money for the research [...]

First step in Safe Routes to School approved by state, options being rolled out

By Sue Botos Rocky River Phase one of the Rocky River School district’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiative has been approved by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Now, administrators will spend the next year using that “School Travel Plan” (STP) information to assemble a grant request which will be submitted to ODOT. “Our [...]

PARCC testing goes smoothly in Rocky River; few opt out

By Sue Botos Rocky River School districts throughout the state made their way through the inaugural round of PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) in February, facing not only a new procedure, but pushback from parents fed up with what they feel is excessive standardized testing. While the Internet offers dozens [...]

‘Enchanted evening’ raises funds for all-inclusive playground

By Sue Botos Rocky River Glittering gowns and sharp tuxedos made it seem like prom night had arrived early at Rocky River High School on Thursday. But the seniors strutting their stuff in front of a packed audience in the school commons area were doing more than previewing what they hope will be a magical [...]