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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

New members take the NHS pledge at the induction ceremony in October.

New Leadership Considers Changes for NHS

Evelyn Zhang, News Editor January 14, 2022

English teacher Dr. Casey Matthews and physics teacher Michael Lerner have taken over the BHS National Honor Society this year. Math teacher Lisa Morgan resigned from the position over the summer after...

Activists showed up at Beachwood Board of Education meetings in March after the district sent an email to families about a mandatory assembly.

How School Board Meetings Became Battlegrounds in 2021

Vidula Jambunath, Staff Writer January 9, 2022

School board meetings became contentious nationwide in 2021, with activists opposing mask and vaccine mandates and others upset about curriculum initiatives focused on race and racism. In the Cleveland...

I have a real passion for everything about Beachwood, seeing it thrive and do better, and I think it can do better, Berns said.

Berns Prepared for Transition

Shreya Chellu, Staff Writer December 27, 2021
The mayor-elect is focused on supporting businesses and improving quality of life
I have a real passion for everything about Beachwood, seeing it thrive and do better, and I think it can do better, Berns said.

Beachwood Voter’s Guide

Michael Karpov, Arts & Life Editor October 28, 2021

Beachwood voters will select candidates for a number of local offices on Nov. 2 including mayor, city council, school board and Shaker Heights municipal court. The Beachcomber submitted questionnaires...

Workers install the new standing seam roof in September.

Renovated Pool Opens to Public

Carli Margolis, Staff Writer October 23, 2021

The Beachwood City School District is planning a reopening of the new and improved natatorium on Sunday, Oct. 24.  The event will begin at 12:30 with small group tours at 1:00 p.m., followed by a formal...

“If you dont ask for help, are you building your resilience?” Tolchinsky asked. 

Assembly Highlights Importance of Resilience

Jack Soroka October 20, 2021

The guidance department presented to an assembly of sophomores and juniors on Oct. 6th about the importance of  coping and resilience. SAY Counselor Heidi Tolchinsky led the assembly. “Resilience...

Students in Lisa Morgans math class are masked and three feet apart.

School Board Considers ‘Vax or Test’ Proposal

Brooklyn Bennett, Staff Writer October 13, 2021

The Shaker Heights School Board voted on Tuesday to mandate staff members to get vaccinated. Cincinnati Public Schools approved a rule on Sept. 13 requiring staff to get vaccinated or submit weekly tests.  Beachwood...

Senior Ran Duan formed the International Students Club to help newcomer students in Beachwood and beyond.

Club Supports International Students

Sanket Makkar, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

The International Students Club was formed last year by senior Ran Duan in order to provide English learning help and a caring community for international students and English Language Learners (ELLs). According...

I think it is very important that you guys have your rest,” Principal Paul Chase said. “We start at 8:30, and there are a lot of high schools that start at 7:30.

New Schedule Brings Later Start Time, No Block Periods

Evelyn Zhang, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

The pandemic changed a lot of things last year, including our schedule. This year’s schedule reverts to a pre-COVID five day week schedule with a few major changes. Though everyone’s happy to be...

Because [it is tough for students] coming from other school districts to Beachwood, [it is important for them to] see they’re not the only kid in that situation, and it’s important that they stay on top of their grades, said new student coordinator Cinderella Gray.

New Students Supported Through Wednesday Breakfast Program

Anah Khan, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

On the morning of Sept. 15, BHS English teachers gathered in the Bistro and introduced themselves to new students.  Students and staff members sat laughing and discussing classes over bagels and fruit.  The...

Making Connections at Leadership Conference

Making Connections at Leadership Conference

Kali Phelps, Shreya Chellu , and Amy Zhou September 21, 2021

The BHS Leadership Conference was held Sept. 11 and 12 at the high school. 88 students attended. Students particularly enjoyed the motivational speaker Ted Wiese. "My favorite part of the program...

In the June 2019 incident, Jones tried to pull forward to escape since he was blocked in by a
police car. Rogers later said that Jones ran over his foot. Rogers fired two shots into the car
window. Jones pulled away and a chase ensued. Jones sideswiped two cars when exiting the
Beachwood Place parking lot. Beachwood Police continued to chase Jones north to Richmond
Heights before he fled the car and escaped on foot.

…and it Ended in Flames

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief May 30, 2021

On June 27, 2019, Beachwood patrol officer Blake Rogers shot at a 20-year-old Jaquan Jones, who was suspected of stealing a $59 hat fromDillards at the Beachwood Mall. At the time of the shooting, Jones...

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