- Athletics Welcome
- Fall Athletic Information
- Results - Scores
- Athletics News
- Butler Fitness Center: Hours & Membership
- Strength Training
- Sports Medicine
- Athletics Forms & Policies
- Gator Basketball for Grades 4-6 at Laurel
- Laurel Athletic Boosters
- Athletics Staff Directory
- MonJan21 Basketball - JV vs. Bay Village H.S. (Away) 6:00 PM
- MonJan21 Basketball - Varsity vs. Bay Village H.S. (Away) 7:30 PM
- TueJan22 Swimming - Middle School - Captains' Relay (Home) 4:00 PMLower US
- TueJan22 Swimming & Diving - Varsity vs. Cleveland Heights. H.S. (Away) 6:00 PM
The 2019 winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition have recently been named by the Cleveland Institute of Art and 14 Laurel students received 16 honors in the visual arts and writing categories. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Open to students in Grades 7-12, applicants can submit in 29 different categories of art and writing.
Students submitted more than 350,000 works of art and writing in this year’s competition. Award-winning work best exemplifies originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Visions & Voices Nominations are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies. Congratulations to the following Laurel students who were recognized:
- Celeste Bohan '19, Photography
- Jordyn Goldstein '20, Painting
- Linzy Malcolm '20, Photography (pictured, above left)
- Caroline Abbey '19, Photography
- Victoria Hagen '20, Photography (pictured, above right)
- Caroline Abbey '19, Photography
- Rachel Estafanous '19, Photography
- Mei Hashimoto '20, Mixed Media
- Erin Thomas ’22, Painting
- Melanie Nance '19, Poetry
- Jacqueline Marshall '21, Poetry
- Olivia Savona '19, Critical Essay
- Nadia Ibrahim '21 (awarded two Silver Keys), Poetry
- Emi Cummings '20, Personal Essay/Memoir
- Nadia Ibrahim '21, Flash Fiction
- Barbara Yang '21, Critical Essay
Maggie Hilkert '19 was featured in Currents Magazine highlighting her love for finance, which she discovered through her participation in Laurel's Capstone Experience. In her Sophomore year, Maggie traveled to San Francisco and after meeting a Laurel alumna who is a venture capitalist, stated that, "She had the coolest job I ever saw. I loved talking to her. I was fascinated with her job and that helped me narrow that aspect of my project." As Maggie progressed with her Capstone Experience, she "interviewed venture capitalists around the country, shadowed Cleveland-area business owners, interned at an equity research firm, and decided to start an Investment Committee at Laurel." The article goes on to say that, "Earlier this month, Maggie moderated a panel of women in finance as part of Laurel's Day of the Girl celebration which, this year, had a theme of financial literacy."
Click here to read the full story.
The Cleveland Jewish News has named Jami Morris '21 as its Player of the Week. Jami earned the honors after finishing in a tie for first place at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II state girls golf tournament October 12-13 at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Gray Course in Columbus. She shot a 73-74 for a total of 147, plus-7, tying for lowest score. In the article, Jami said she wasn’t surprised she performed so well in the tournament. "I think I worked extremely hard this past summer. I feel that all paid off and I hope to continue next year, and the year after, and hopefully in college. Except on the first day, I didn’t even think I was playing in the state tournament. Walking off the 18th green, I thought, 'I’m happy with how I played, I could have played better, but there’s always next year.'"
Laurel golf coach Marti Hardy said she was impressed with Morris’s performance, but she wasn’t surprised. "I’ve watched her all along work hard to get where she has. I think the harder thing is, when you play at states, you’re not necessarily playing with the players that are scoring what you’ve been scoring the last day or so. It’s an unknown, they’re out there somewhere on the course playing. Maybe it’s a good thing that you don’t know, but I watched Jami just keep it all together really well and not doubt herself. I saw her hit two phenomenal shots that two golf pros who were near me said, 'she’s the real deal, she really knows how to play this game,' and it’s true."
Click here to read the full story.
Congratulations to these seven members of Laurel's class of 2019 who have received Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise, based on their Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test scores. More than 1.6 million juniors took the PSAT in 2017. Catherine Amaddio, Grace Cousens, Ria Desai, Meredith Hilkert, Cameron Kaye, Simran Surtani, and Daania Tahir all scored in the top 50,000 of those participants.
Jackson to work together with Ann V. Klotz and Board members to maintain the Laurel School Mission
SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH – (August 22, 2018) Laurel School is pleased to announce Lynnette Jackson ’93 as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Jackson, a Relationship Manager and Vice President at Key Private Bank, has been on the Board since 2012, most recently serving as Vice Chair. Prior to joining the Board of Trustees, Jackson held the role of Laurel Alumnae Board President from 2009-2012.
“It is both an honor and a privilege to serve in this role as Board Chair,” said Lynnette Jackson. “It is an opportunity to give back to my alma mater who, through academic rigor, enriching experiences and leadership opportunities, has inspired me and my family to dream, dare and do. As Laurel embarks on its 125th Birthday, the work of this Board will certainly shape the next 25-50 years of the school.”
In her Relationship Manager role at Key Private Bank, Jackson delivers integrated strategies and forward-thinking, objective advice to her clients. These skills will continue to serve her well in her new role as Board Chair where Jackson will work closely with Laurel Headmistress Ann V. Klotz and other Board members to continue to set and maintain a vision and strategy for the school. Together, they will ensure sound financial management, appropriate stewardship of resources, and accountability towards goals.
“I am so pleased to be working hand-in-hand with Lynnette and the entire Board of Trustees to continue living Laurel’s mission and building on our long-term vision,” said Ann V. Klotz, Laurel Headmistress. “The Board has been instrumental in the development of our Strategic Roadmap and it is an exciting time for us as we embark on our next goal. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”
Other updates to the Board include Kristine Swails Bryan ’80, who has been named Vice Chair. Bryan is an Equity Research Consultant with Private Harbour Investment Management, LLC, and has been a member of the Board since 2015, most recently serving as Chair of the Investment Committee. Megan Lum Mehalko ’83, Chaundra King Monday ’95, and Suzanne Schulze Taylor ’81, have all been newly elected to the Board with three-year terms commencing June 2018.
Founded in 1896, Laurel School is a nationally recognized school for girls in Kindergarten through Grade 12, with a coeducational Pre-Primary School. Its mission is “to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world.”
SARAH MILLER, PR MANAGER, 713.578.0281, sMiller@LaurelSchool.org
KATE FLOYD, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, 216.455.0152, kFloyd@LaurelSchool.org
- MonJan21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: NO CLASSES - OFFICES CLOSED
- MonJan21 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Day of Service* 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMLyman Campus and TBD
- FriJan25 Middle School CTP-4 (ERB) Meeting 8:15 AM to 9:00 AM
- FriJan25 Middle School Play 7:00 PMLyman, Chapel
- SatJan26 Middle School Play 2:00 PMLyman, Chapel
- SatJan26 Upper School Dance 8:00 PM to 11:00 PMLyman
- MonJan28 Parenting Your Adolescent Daughter (for MS Parents) 7:00 PMLyman
- TueJan29 Middle School CTP-4 (ERBs)
- WedJan30 Middle School CTP-4 (ERBs)
- ThuJan31 Middle School CTP-4 (ERBs)
- SatFeb02 Groundhog Day
- TueFeb05 Chinese New Year
- TueFeb05 Planning an US Education (For Grade 8 Parents)* 7:00 PM to 8:30 PMLyman
- WedFeb06 Global School Play Day
- ThuFeb07 Upper School Parent/Advisor Conferences 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Cornhole Tournament Rules
Cornhole Court Layout
- Cornhole Boards: Boards are positioned 27’ from the front edge to front edge of the board.
- Cornhole Foul Lines: The front edge of the cornhole board is the foul line.
- Traditional 21: The game shall be played to twenty-one (21) points. The first team to reach that amount at the conclusion of a frame is the winner.
- Woody: Refers to any cornhole bag that has been pitched and remains on the cornhole board playing surface at the conclusion of the frame. Each woody is 1pt.
- Cornhole: Refers to any cornhole bag that has been pitched and passes through the cornhole board hole at anytime within the frame. Each cornhole is 3pts.
- Cancellation Scoring: The approved method of scoring for the sport of cornhole is “cancellation” scoring. In cancellation scoring, the points of one player cancel out the points of their opponent. Using this method, only one player/team can score in each frame. Example: Red achieves one (1) woody and two (2) cornholes. Blue achieves two (2) woodies and zero (0) cornholes. 7 points – 2 points = Red scores 5 points for that frame.
- Foul Bags: Refers to any cornhole bag that has not been determined as a “woody” or “cornhole”, or was designated a foul bag as the result of rules violation.
- Designated Foul Bags: Refers to any cornhole bag that has not been determined as a “woody” or “cornhole”, or was designated a foul bag as the result of rules violation. Bags contacting the ground before reaching the playing surface and bags pitched when a player has crossed the foul line are Foul Bags. If a foul bag lands on the playing surface or comes to rest touching the ground and the board, it must be removed immediately.
- Team A competes against Team B – each team is comprised of two (2) people.
- Each team will stay in their designated lane for the whole game.
- Players at the headboard will alternate pitching bags until each player has pitched all (4) of his/her bags.
- Players at the footboard will take score and resume pitching back to the other cornhole board.
- Players alternate pitching bags (one player at a time) until each player has pitched all (4) of his/her bags.
- A player must pitch all (4) cornhole bags from their designated cornhole pitchers box.
- Players must deliver the bag with an under-hand release.
- One foot must be completely within the pitcher’s box at the time of releasing the bag.
- Players must not cross the foul line with their feet before the bag has landed.
Pitching the Next Frame
- The player/team who scored in the preceding frame shall pitch first in the next frame.
- If neither player/team scores, the player/team who pitched first in the preceding frame shall retain first pitch in the next frame.