Reaching Heights event aims to improve school-community communications
Last spring, Reaching Heights invited 73 people—the leaders and active volunteers of groups that support public school students—to participate in several listening sessions about improving communication between the community and the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District. In all, representatives of 26 school-community groups were invited to these meetings, which resulted in a plan to reach out to more people to build stronger relationships and a sustainable communication network.
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30–8:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend Improving School-Community Communications, a meeting sponsored by Reaching Heights. This open forum will take place in the Cleveland Heights High School cafeteria.
Participants will discuss methods of improving communication with one another and the school district in small group discussions. These discussions will be followed by an action planning session, using the ideas to launch a communication network that will foster ongoing, meaningful dialogue.
Attendees are advised to pre-register by visiting www.reachingheights.org, or calling 216-932-5110.
This effort supports Goal 3 of the CH-UH district’s five-year strategic plan that addresses parent and community engagement, partnerships and communication. The goal states: “Parents and community partners are welcomed and fully engaged in supporting and enhancing student learning.”
Reaching Heights believes that school districts thrive when the exchange of ideas takes place among all of its members and partners, and the nonprofit is proud to sponsor this important community meeting which aligns with its mission to “mobilize community resources to foster highly valued public schools that provide all Cleveland Heights-University Heights students a successful education.”
Krista Hawthorne is executive director of Reaching Heights.