Open house at Heights High's Wiley campus draws interested residents
More than 120 curious neighbors, community members, retired teachers and Heights family members attended the Aug. 20 open house at the newly renovated, temporary Heights High on the Wiley campus in University Heights. University Heights City Council and UH Mayor Susan Infeld hosted the event, to give community members a chance to tour the renovated building and learn more about the school’s programming.
Mayor Infeld, Talisa Dixon, superintendent of Cleveland Heights-University Heights schools, and Zoraba Ross, Heights High’s administrative principal, spoke briefly to the attendees.
The main attraction, however, was the building. Parent Ambassadors led building tours to show the additional gymnasium, five hallways of modular classrooms, a music wing and an expanded cafeteria.
All seven members of University Heights City Council were in attendance at the event: Pamela Cameron, Nancy English, Phillip Ertel, Susan Pardee, Steven Sims, Mark Wiseman and Adele Zucker.
The University Heights Community Engagement Committee of Council was largely responsible for the event. “The people I talked to were so impressed and very happy to see the changes to the school,” said Nancy English, committee co-chair. Susan Pardee is the committee’s other co-chair.
Heights High students will attend school at the Wiley campus in University Heights for two years. In the fall of 2017, students will return to the building at Cedar and Lee roads in Cleveland Heights. The original 1926 building is being renovated and the later additions to the building are being demolished.
Joy Henderson is the parent/community liaison for Heights High.