SHEFFIELD, Ohio -- Students and staff at Sheffield Middle School say academics, athletics and the extras set it apart from other schools. It’s also a school with many honors, and adds one more by being named this week’s Fox 8 “Cool School.”
Sheffield Middle School may be in an older building, but inside you will find the newest technology. Every, 6th, 7th, and 8th grader takes a computer class.
There are smart board in every classroom and students learn from iPads and Netbooks.
Eighth Grader Wendy Hager believes technology aids with learning. “I think it’s actually kind of cool that we’re able to have more of an electronic friendly field when it comes to classes, cuz it really does help us,” she said.
The Sheffield – Sheffield Lake City School District is rated excellent. Students at Sheffield Middle School are focused on academics, while their teachers are committed to seeing them succeed. Principal James Kohler said the school received the ‘Making Middle Grades Work Award’ because of its outstanding science program.
“Our students ranked our school extremely high in the rigor of our science curriculum and the expectations of our science teachers,” he added.
The school has an exceptional music program, particularly with its choir and jazz band. “We’re glad we have it because it give us an opportunity to play tons of different kinds of music from swing to rock and pretty much everything in between,” jazz band member Sarah Martin said.
TV-22 is Sheffield Middle School’s own television station. They do live morning announcements and the video club covers all school and sporting events throughout the entire district. Sixth grader Malachi Sheffield enjoys the behind-the-scene work. “There’s talent and technology. Technology does computers, green screen effects. Talent they do mostly the talking. My favorite’s technology,” he said.
Some students summed up the reasons for their school’s latest honor. “Sheffield Middle School is a cool school because we have cool and caring teachers, we excel in sports and we have a wonderful cultural club,” they said.