A Message from the Principal

Ericka Blackburn
Assistant Principal:
Jeremy Rothstein
Assistant Principal:
Becca Levine

It’s hard to believe the 2020-2021 school year is coming to an end. Although this year has been like no other, there are numerous opportunities to celebrate both students and staff.  This week our students were recognized for their stellar performance in the classroom.  You will find Memorial’s Academic Awards video HERE.  I would also like to acknowledge Katie Polanz  being selected as a 6th – 8th Grade Finalist in the NASA Glenn Research Center’s 80th Anniversary Student Essay Contest! We are proud of our students' hard work and their accomplishments both in the classroom and throughout the community. Congratulations to all. 

Our very own, Mrs. Wiess, is the recipient of the Mentor Schools Excellence in Teaching Award.  We are so grateful for her devotion to Memorial students and are proud of the recognition she has received.

The Memorial PTA supported our 8th graders by purchasing yard signs and t-shirts to celebrate our students' transition to Mentor High.  I would like to thank all of the staff members who placed the signs in our graduating students' yards this week and the Memorial PTA for their continued support of our students and staff.

Due to longer than expected shipping delays with MacBooks and cases, we will not be able to exchange the 8th grade iPads for MacBooks during the last week of school.  All 8th graders will hold onto their iPads so that they can access school programs during June and July.  We will have two dates to exchange the student's iPads for their MacBooks over summer break.  This exchange will happen at Paradigm (located behind Mentor High School).  If you are unable to attend one of these dates, your child will be able to exchange their iPad for their MacBook on the first day of school.

  • July 28th from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • August 5th from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

With students keeping their devices this summer they will have access to  various online programs through the end of July.  This includes ALEKS, Dreambox, Achieve 3000, and more.  Our summer reading list can be found HERE as well.

It is that time of the year to remind parents and guardians about end-of-the-year medication pick-up. ALL medications WILL NEED TO BE PICKED UP on Monday, June 7th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the atrium. If you are unable to come on Monday June 7th, you may call the clinic to make an appointment to come in on June 4th  throughout the day. 

If medication IS NOT picked up by 2:00 pm on June 7th it will be discarded as the school is unable to store it over the summer. Medication forms and care plans that may possibly be needed for next year are available online at  www.mentorschools.net under the Parents tab (forms from the nurse). Any questions feel free to contact Nurse Weber at 440-974-2264. 


MSO 8th graders can pick up their 8th grade shirts by stopping at Memorial any school day between 8:00-4:00, please buzz in at the main entrance and we will deliver the item to you. Any MSO students with textbooks or other school items can drop those off in Memorial’s Atrium.  You may place them on the cart in the front entrance. Please include a post-it note with your name on the item(s).  Call the main office at (440) 974-2250 with any questions.

On behalf of the Memorial staff I would like to thank our parents for your support this year.  

Ericka Blackburn

Memorial Families,