From staff reports

This little light of mine

Cleveland is one of three schools in the Seattle area to receive top honors from the state for its success in STEM. The STEM Lighthouse Award is a $20,000 grant intended to help the lighthouse schools share the STEM culture with other schools in Washington state. At Cleveland, STEM education has been the focus for the past six years. Officials were impressed with Cleveland’s increased graduation rate and test scores.

Pencil me in

Students will soon begin class registration for the 2016-17 school year. Upcoming juniors will register on March 30-31; and upcoming sophomores on April 1-6. Registration materials will be handed out in humanities classes.

Buy the book

The last day to purchase a yearbook for $65 will be Friday, May 6. After that, the price goes up to $75. Bundle packages for seniors are no longer available.

You can’t handle me

Cleveland will host another “Fight the Fear” class on Thursday, May 4, at 2:30 in the auditorium. The self-defense class is a community-oriented, violence-prevention initiative that provides training in basic self-defense skills including awareness, de-escalation, boundary setting, assertive communication, and fighting techniques.

New leader

Mohamed Mohamud will take over as the head of after-school activities. Mohamud was hired to work through the YMCA in support of family engagement efforts at Cleveland. He has agreed to shepherd the after school programs and clubs, including CASH, through the end of the year.  Mohamud’s regular hours will be Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

When will it all end?

The end of Quarter 3 is April 8.