Medina High School (Medina, Ohio)


Medina High School (Medina, Ohio)
Medina High School
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Location
777 East Union Street

Medina, Ohio, 44256

Information
Type Public
Principal Bryan Farson

A-G: Paul Worsencroft
H-O: Andy Brenner
P-Z: Julie McCabe

Enrollment 2500 (Aug. 2009)
Information (330) 636-3200
Website

Medina Senior High School is located in Medina, Ohio, USA. The school serves grades 9-12 and is the only high school in the Medina City School District as well as the only high school in the city. Medina High School has offered a useful variety of classes to the students in the past, although because the levy failed, the majority of these classes have been taken away; Including some foreign language classes, such as all of French and German classes other than post secondary classes for advanced students which is funded by the state.

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School characteristics

  • Colors: Green and White
  • Nickname: The Battling Bees
  • Athletic conference: Northeast Ohio Conference[1]
  • Fight Song: The Ohio State University's "Fight the Team Across the Field"

History

Medina Senior High School has existed at its current location since the fall of 1973. It underwent major renovations and additions, concluding in Fall 2003. Prior to its current location, Medina High School existed at the buildings that are now Claggett Middle School, Garfield Elementary School (Medina, Ohio), and the Medina County Administration Building.

Neighborhoods

After Medina Senior High school underwent its major renovations and additions, the "house" concept was introduced. The school was divided into four "houses," each with its own principal. Students stayed within their house for as many core classes as possible, but were permitted to take classes outside of their house as well.

In 2009/2010 school year, the neighborhood concept was introduced. The four houses were combined into two neighborhoods. Although administrators, some faculty, and many incoming students use the term "neighborhoods," many veteran students and many faculty will refer to these buildings as "houses" still.

Students with letters A-K starting their last name will be in "House White" which includes Rooms 2100-2250. These students' ID cards will be colored white. Students with letters L-Z starting their last name will be in "House Green" which includes Rooms 1100-1250. Their ID cards are colored green. Classrooms which don't fall into the White or Green categories include the gymnasium, art rooms, performing arts rooms, woodshops, auditoriums, and much more non-core academic classes.

Activities

Performing arts

The school has an extensive performing arts program, with multiple choirs and orchestras and the marching band having won several honors and awards at state and local competitions. The Medina High School symphony orchestra was recently invited to Russia to perform at the Grand Philharmonic Hall in Saint Petersburg. The school houses a performing arts center that seats a total of 1,147 people, but is said to be able to hold a total of 1,200.

Latin club

Medina's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL)[2] and National Junior Classical League (NJCL).[3]

Mr. Medina

Along with your usual homecoming and prom royalty, Medina also has a Mr. Medina contest for the senior guy with the most spirit. They decide this person by having about 5 finalists be part of a pagent-like event with 3 portions: speech (and formal apparel), talent, and costume. After watching this show, students vote. The winner is announced at a big pep rally at the end of the week. The whole thing is supposed to be a comic relief for students, with not too much real value carried with the title

School songs

Alma mater

Sing the praise of our Medina,
To her we'll ever be true,
Joining all in each endeavor,
Each day our purpose renew.
Courage ever showing, strength is ever growing,
On to victory going, "FIGHT, MEDINA!"
Sing the praise of our Medina,
To her we'll ever be true.

Fight song

"Fight the Team" (aka The Ohio State University's fight song) is the official fight song of Medina High School.

Fight the team across the field Show them Medina's here, Set the earth reverberating With a mighty cheer, Rah! Rah! Rah! Hit them hard and see how they fall, Never let that team get the ball, Hail, hail, the gang's all here And we're in for a fun time now.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

Notable alumni

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Member Schools". NOC. 2009. http://www.northeastohioconference.org/page.cfm?page=member_schools.cfm. Retrieved 20 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "2009 Convention – Club Point Summary" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. 2009. http://www.ohiojcl.org/conv/09/results/09_club_point_summary.pdf. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Constitution of the Ohio Junior Classical League" (PDF). Ohio Junior Classical League. March 2008. http://ohiojcl.org/resources/080309_OJCL_Constitution.pdf. Retrieved 18 September 2009. "...by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL." 


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