Seuss Week at St. Mary’s

St. Mary School of Chardon kindergartners and preschool students celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday, which was March 2, with a lineup of activities that week, including silly sock day, a “wacky” Wednesday and a Dr. Seuss character dress-up day. The students also took part in reading, STEM activities and crafts.

Gilmour opens performing arts center

On March 5, Gilmour Academy hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the official opening of The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts. The ceremony took place prior to opening night of the first student production in this new space. The middle school students presented “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” March 5-7.

The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for the Performing Arts is home to Gilmour’s fine and performing arts programs. It features a main stage theater, studio theater, practice rooms, exhibition spaces and costume and scene shops. Students from Gilmour’s Lower, Middle and Upper Schools will now have greater opportunities to participate as actors, dancers, playwrights, theater technicians and musicians. Additionally, Gilmour’s speech and debate program, which ranks in the top 5 percent of programs nationally, will now have a designated space for practices and performances and will be able to host national tournaments. The new space will also allow Gilmour to host programming for the greater community. Examples include playwriting competitions, summer arts enrichment programs, partnerships to host community arts programs, and events and programs for talented student thespians.

Leadership Geauga summer institute

All Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School students who will be juniors or seniors next year are eligible to apply now for Leadership Geauga’s Youth Leadership Summer Institute. Learn more about the program and apply at

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