CH-UH school district hosts partnership event for businesses and community organizations

Canterbury Elementary students Tiana Crosby and Josephine Naypauer presented to area business and community organizations.

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District hosted businesses, community organizations and partners for a Celebration of a New Era of CH-UH Schools event on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Heights High.

Each school in the district was represented by the principal and two students, including Heights High students in early college, art, music and career tech programs. They shared the schools’ programming and successes with businesses and community organizations, and told their stories of development and future aspirations.

Superintendent Talisa Dixon also spoke about the district’s facilities plan and its new strategic plan, and goals for the future.

Dixon and Desiree Caliguire-Maier, the districtwide coordinator of business and community partnerships and enrichment programs, recognized five organizations for their key contributions to the development of the strategic plan, and ongoing support of districtwide programming.

Dixon presented recognition plaques to representatives from the Cleveland Clinic, John Carroll University, Lake Erie Ink, Reaching Heights and the Cleveland Orchestra—all of whom provided important insight during the strategic planning process.

Additionally, the district received forward-thinking and supportive proposals from the College of Engineering of Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Museum of Art on Oct. 20, to leverage school programs and student development.

With this event and other ongoing initiatives, the CH-UH City School District is placing an emphasis on creating and strengthening business and community partnerships. The district is seeking to enhance its connections and collaboration with community partners, and expand and improve resources, communities, labor and markets.

"This is a new era for not only the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District but also for public educational organizations in the U.S. in which visionary yet effective operational and collaborative partnerships with businesses, higher academic institutions, organizations, and nonprofits are key in order to provide an engaging, yet more importantly, challenging education for students and generations to come of labor and markets," said Caliguire-Maier.

Scott Wortman

Scott Wortman is the coordinator of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.

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