Student Leadership & Activities

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Student Leadership

A well-rounded education includes a wide variety of opportunities.

In this section of the Quality Profile, we share information on athletics, extracurriculars and more.  
  • Orange Community Education & Recreation develops, coordinates and staffs year-round enrichment and recreational opportunities and services, including programming for preschoolers, youth, teens, and adults, as well as athletic, aquatic and senior adult services

  • Senior Project allows OHS seniors to use their last four weeks of high school to pursue an interest of their choice. Students have shown diverse interests by selecting creative new projects such as assisting elementary school teachers and students, helping at local assisted living homes, volunteering for humane societies, interning at NASA, and exploring nature centers

  • A total of 76 OHS senior student athletes were named Chagrin Valley Conference All Academic team for earning a 3.25 cumulative GPA or greater 

  • Four staff members were announced as the 2018 Kiwanis Club of Lander Circle Staff Members-of-the-Year. Congratulations to Elementary School Teacher Kate Scully, Middle School Teacher Shannon Hunkele, High School Teacher David Chordas, and support staff member Mary Jo Kiss, who works in the District’s Student Services Department

  • Orange High School Varsity Football Head Coach Adam Bechlem was named Greater Cleveland Football Association Coach of the Year by being voted by his peers

  • The Anti-Defamation League has officially recognized Orange High School as a “No Place for Hate School.”  OHS accomplished this designation through the Up With People program, the Unity in Diversity Talent Show, author visits, home base activities, and Unity Day

  • For his Passion Project, Brady Middle School sixth grader Gabe Feinberg wrote a book titled, “Alex and His New Friend.” The book he wrote was about children with autism and it has raised funds for a local charity for children with special needs

  • Orange High School senior Hannah Shuffer received a $40,000 scholarship by finishing first in the "Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out" Contest Cleveland Museum of Art and sponsored by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

  • Moreland Hills School students and their families collected more than $1300 in loose change to donate to Honor Flight Cleveland as part of the Coins for Courage drive

  • The Orange Schools proudly paid tribute in a myriad of ways to those that serve and have served surrounding Veterans Day. MHS students created cards for Veterans and invited Veterans in to read patriotic stories to them. BMS students welcomed Veterans dating back to World War II along with current soldiers to the annual Veterans Day Recognition

  • Moreland Hills School second graders who participated were responsible for all aspects of a service learning project known as "Alex's Lemonade Stand" which serves to benefit pediatric cancer causes. In the three-day sale in mid-May, the MHS students raised more than $1200 by hosting a lemonade stand during school lunch periods

  • Orange High School students and staff created and participated in the first annual Unity Day Fair with a simple notion: Stop the Hate. The goal of the event was to bring students together by providing activities during lunch periods to celebrate diversity, help students form an understanding of the human experience, and unite the school against bullying and hate. Also represented were the Book Buddies and Botany programs, Actively Caring 4 People, SGA, Spanish Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Israeli Culture Club, Mindfulness Awareness Club, Project Support, French Club, Unity in Diversity/Sister to Sister, and School Safety Awareness

  • Brady Middle School seventh graders had the opportunity to spend a day making a difference by completing a myriad of service projects as part of the intersession including painting ceiling tiles, designing bird feeders from recyclable materials, creating inspirational quotations in the Fab Lab to hang around the school, reading and writing with kindergartners, visiting cancer patients at Hope Lodge, and baking treats and creating blankets for dogs at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter. The key was getting the students to experience firsthand how they can "Be the Change"

  • Brady Middle School Challenge Day was brought into the Orange City School District nine years ago as an empowerment program to challenge students to support each other, stand up to bullying, and step outside their comfort zones

  • Orange High School’s “2018 OHS Showcase!” featured students who entertained the audience and raised nearly $1000 to donated to Milestones Autism Resources

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