Meet CMS Staff: Ms. Sokolowski and Mr. Manos

Meet Kelly Sokolowski, she is a Paraprofessional.  She has worked for Cloverleaf for one year. She is a graduate of Cloverleaf and lives in Seville with a daughter at CHS, a daughter at CMS, a son at CES and two small children still at home.  She likes to ride horses. She loves working at Cloverleaf because of the staff that works as a team to influence a great group of kids, at a school that I attended during my youth. Kelly chose education because she wanted to have the chance to make a difference in at least one child’s life and to have the opportunity to be home with her own kids more to watch them grow up.

Meet Joe Manos, he is an Intervention Specialist.  He has been with Cloverleaf for four years. He graduated from Perry High School and continued his education at Kent State and the University of Akron.  He has been married for ten years and has two children. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing. Joe loves working at Cloverleaf because we have a great team of educators to work with.  He chose education because he wanted to have a job that makes a positive difference in peoples’ lives. 

Upcoming Middle School Events

CMS Book Fair will start on Tuesday, February 11th and until Friday, February 14th.  6th grade classes will visit on Tuesday.  7th and 8th graders can visit during IE time, study hall or lunch.  

On March 13th we will be having a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament.  Gather some of your friends to make a team of three to compete in some friendly games of basketball, against other teams of teachers and students.  Have some fun and come up with a school appropriate team name team and t-shirt design.  The cost will include a piece of pizza, chips and water.  $10.00 per player total of $30.00 per team.  More information to come the end of February.  

CMS Heart Challenge

Parents, our students are in the middle of the heart challenge which runs through February 14th. Our fundraising goal for the Heart Challenge is $5,000. It will take a school wide effort to get there.

We have currently raised $330 so we have a ways to go, but we know we can do it!  If we meet our goal, we will have made a significant difference in others lives, and our school will also receive $500 in gym supplies! 

Student who raise $10 will receive a wristband honoring their contribution to help another person who is in need.

New to the challenge and just announced to the students is the Heart Challenge Art Contest.  The top 10 winners will receive a FREE ticket to the CMS Valentine’s Dance!

It’s really easy to participate, students just create a piece of artwork depicting either their personal goal during the Heart Challenge or the theme “A healthy heart, make the choice, a healthy school use your voice!” Each student can only submit one design.  Submissions should be submitted to Mrs. Miracle or Mrs. Esakov in the Guidance Office and are due by the end of lunch on Wednesday, February 5th for judging later that day.

Please encourage your child to participate in the Heart Challenge in any way they can. No contribution is too small as we work toward our $5,000 goal!

Meet CMS Staff: Mrs. Knapp and Mrs. Petrak

Meet Sallee Knapp, she is a paraprofessional.  She has worked for Cloverleaf for seven years and is the CMS Cheer Coach and CMS PTO President.  She is a graduate of Cloverleaf and also a Dental Hygienist.  She is married and has three children, one at each of the Cloverleaf buildings.  She was part of the 6th generation to grow up on a family owned dairy farm that her ancestors established in 1835.  She loves working at Cloverleaf because the staff at CMS is awesome! The staff members interact with and help each other, which creates a positive atmosphere for the students. Sallee has chosen education because she  wanted to be more active in her children’s education.  

Meet Alexandra Petrak, she is a foreign language teacher for sixth, seventh and eighth grades.  This is her first year at Cloverleaf, but she has been teaching for 12 years. She graduated from Medina High school and obtained her Master’s from Baldwin Wallace.  Alexandra is married and has a cat Mocha. She can play the violin and has been to Europe five times.  She loves working at Cloverleaf because everyone is friendly and welcoming. Alexandra chose education because she enjoys teaching and helping people, especially to learn another language in order to open new ideas and cultures to them that they may have never known existed.

Kyle Juszczyk Day

It is exciting to know that one of our very own, Kyle Juszczyk, will be on center stage February 2nd playing in Super Bowl LIV (54) for the San Francisco 49ers! To show our support for Kyle and his Cloverleaf roots, the middle school is declaring Friday, January 31 Kyle Juszczyk Day.

On Friday, January 31st we are asking students to wear Cloverleaf spirit wear or San Francisco 49ers colors (Red and Gold). The Cloverleaf High School Student Leadership Team is making Kyle Juszczyk t shirts available for purchase. Shirts can be purchased at the link below.

The Deadline to order is MONDAY, JANUARY 27th AT MIDNIGHT

T-shirt that are purchased through the below link will be delivered to your child’s school on Thursday, January 30th. Members of the community who order shirts will pick them up at the high school.

Lets support Kyle in his efforts to win the Super Bowl LIV

Tshirt order link

2020 CMS Valentines’ Day Dance

Date: February 7th, 2020

Time: 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: CMS Gym

Cost: $5.00 (Purchase ticket during lunch January 30th thru February 5th)

Come enjoy a fun afternoon of dancing, games and socializing. Bring some additional money as there will be pizza and snacks for an additional cost. Parents should promptly, at 5:00 pm, please pick your child(ren) up in the CMS parking lot promptly at 5:00pm.

CMS Winter Conferences

Cloverleaf Middle School will be hosting Winter conferences for parents on January 23rd from 4:00-8:00 PM. As has been done in previous years, parents will use the following link to schedule a conference time.

Unlike Fall conferences that are student led, Winter conferences are one on one meetings between the parent and the teacher. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with additional questions.

When you click on the link to schedule a conference, additional details about the evening will be provided.

Click Here to schedule a conference

American Heart Association Challenge

Hello Parents,

Our school is participating in a community service-learning program called American Heart Challenge to benefit the American Heart Association. For the next month (1/14-2/14), students are challenged to do one of the following:  1) Switch from sugary drinks to water, 2) Exercise for 1 hour every day during the challenge, or 3) Say no to smoking or vaping. We want to help our students reach out to family and friends to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke, while raising vital funds for heart health research. 

To get started: go to, search for Cloverleaf Middle School and select Sign Up to join our team. On the website, students can register, choose their challenge for the month, create their own web page for the program. They will then personalize their page on why heart health is important and how supporting the American Heart Association can help save lives. Each student can email or text their web page as a secure link to family and friends asking for their support during the Challenge, which ends on February 14th. Additionally, our school is eligible to receive certificates for free PE equipment from the American Heart Association, as well as the ability to apply for grants for participating in the American Heart Challenge.