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Accessible resources and transparent timely data are essential to mitigating COVID-19’s impact on our district. Find critical information on vaccinations, testing, case data, and more. We all play a role in keeping schools safe.

Read the New Issues of Cleveland Corner! 

Grover Cleveland Elementary’s Preeminent School Newspaper!

Our newspaper will be a place where we share current events happening in society and at Cleveland. We’ll be announcing upcoming events, interviewing students, showcasing artwork made by students, shouting out students and staff of Cleveland, and so much more! Without further ado, here is Cleveland Corner!

Feature a Teacher

Our January Featured Teacher is Laurel Cramer 

Grade/Focus: 5/6 math

How long have you been at Cleveland Elementary? 11 years

What do you love most about teaching? I enjoy knowing everyday is a little different, some days we get to quietly practice a new skill.  Other days we can play a math game.  I also like chatting with my students and learning their interests. 

What is your favorite thing about Cleveland Elementary? I love that I’ve taught her long enough to see many student’s brothers, sisters and cousins.  Everyone in Cleveland feels like part of my family.

If you weren’t a teacher, what other profession would you enjoy? When I was little I wanted to be a dolphin trainer.  I love animals, so I’d like to work with them in some capacity (maybe at a zoo).

Do you have any pets? No, I had two dogs, but they passed away last year.  I hope to get a new pet dog this summer.

What is your most favorite place you have visited? Why? When I was 10 my uncle married a woman from Egypt and I went to their wedding.  It was so interesting to see all the ancient buildings and temples.  I even got to go inside the smallest of the 3 great pyramids!

If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be? I’d love to fly.  I think it would feel so cool to soar through the air.  Plus, it would be a big bonus to avoid traffic when driving.

How many laps did you run in the last Red Bird Hustle? How many do you think you will run in the next one? I think I ran 11??  Hopefully more next year!

Crossing Guard Opportunity

CPS has identified a vacant crossing guard position near Cleveland and is looking quickly staff this vacancy. 



  • 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM

  • 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Do you know someone interested in supporting the Cleveland school community as a Crossing Guard? Please share this information with them.

Here are some key highlights about this opportunity:

1.  The starting pay rate for a Crossing Guard is $15.46/hr and the positions are currently posted on the CPS website.

2.  Crossing Guards are eligible for CPS employee benefits.

See these links for additional information: English  |  Spanish

Friends Of Cleveland (FOC) provided each classroom with $200 to help enrich the education of the Cleveland students. 

See below to see how some of these funds have been used.

Room 300

Room 104

Room 700

Art Room

Room 310

Room 206

Room 211

Room 209

Rooms 302 & 309

Rooms 302 & 309

Room 202

Room 304

Room 303

Room 109

Room 102

Room 102

Room 111

Room 201

Room 116


Friends Of Cleveland (FOC)is proud to have brought Cleveland a residency from Old Town School of Folk Music

This program brought an 8 week course for grades K-4.


Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades did the Global Voices Program which teaches the kids to sing the music of American and global traditions, from Celtic to Spanish; Native American to South African! Through this choir program, students strengthen their voices and musicality through ear training and vocal exercise. The melodies and harmonies of young voices will sound through the halls as we celebrate the art of performance, singing together, musical traditions and sharing song with the world.


3rd and 4th graders participated in the Storysong Program. Through class discussion and group work, students establish characters and identify key elements in a story, and work together to retell the story through live performance. Choose a favorite story to interpret through songwriting and develop it into an original musical presentation. Students will learn about verse, chorus, meter and rhyme, and use these elements to produce their own original song. The creation of props, masks, costumes and sets will help students further connect as a community and take part in a shared goal.

New at Cleveland! 

Friends Of Cleveland is SO excited about our most recent addition to the school – the soccer goal back stop net!

With funds from recent donation efforts, we were able to install a large SOCCER GOAL BACK NET along the school side of the soccer field.

The net was installed to both protect the schools windows (new windows will be coming to the school this summer!!) and eliminate the extremely loud (and often times startling) bang it caused in the lunch room when balls hit windows/doors. Teachers and students who use the lunchroom doors can now come in and out of the school without worry!

Thank you for all of the people who spent lots of time to make this project happen and thank you to all of the friends, families and community members who have made donations to make this project a reality!


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