CMSD to add third school based on IB model
came to Cleveland from Georgia three years ago and
embraced CMSD's practice of letting families pick their
schools. Now he has an opportunity to market one of the
District’s newest options.
Monell is principal of the new
William Rainey Harper School, which will
start with preschool through third grade when it opens
next month in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood. Harper will
be the third CMSD school to follow the
International Baccalaureate model, joining
Campus International K-8 and Campus International High
Campus K-8, based at Cleveland State University,
perennially ranks as the District's most popular choice, with
seats filled by lottery and other students placed on a waiting
list. Adding Harper will expand CMSD families’ access to the IB
Harper will stress an inquiry method of instruction,
permitting students to take control of their learning, raise
questions, research answers and benefit from the mistakes they
make along the way. To that will be added the International
Baccalaureate model's global perspective and recognition of how
a student's actions, even locally, can impact the world.
"My vision for William Rainey Harper is to make it a major place
of learning not just for the kids but for the teachers, staff
and the community," said Monell, who previously was assistant
principal at Riverside School. "I've told people I want this to
be the Disneyland of schools here."
of Believers tickets still available
Time remains to buy tickets for CMSD’s 11thannual
Army of Believers Scholarship Luncheon, to be held
at noon on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 at the Renaissance
Cleveland Hotel on Public Square.
The luncheon raises money for scholarships awarded to
CMSD seniors based on academic achievement and community
service. At this year’s luncheon, 19 seniors will
receive $5,000 scholarships.
CMSD also will honor four “5-star generals” for contributions to
the District. The group includes Dr. Ronald M. Berkman,
president emeritus of Cleveland State University; Dr. Frank
A. Fecser, chief executive officer of the Positive Education
Program; Dr. Robert L. Haynie, associate dean for student
affairs and associate clinical professor emeritus at the Case
Western Reserve University School of Medicine; and Dr.
Kenneth W. Chalker, retired pastor of University Circle
United Methodist Church.
Marsha A. Mockabee,
president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland,
and August A. Napoli Jr., president and CEO of the
United Way of Greater Cleveland are honorary co-chairs.
Ticket prices range from $100 for an individual ticket to
$5,000, which covers VIP seating for 10, prominent program
recognition and the donor’s name and logo in the printed
Reservations are requested by Wednesday, July 25.