Sheffield Sheffield Lake schools News

Current conditions at Knollwood School: bright

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Sheffield Lake/Sheffield Village

By Michele Murphy

Kindergarten and first-graders made whooshing sounds to simulate wind. They patted their little knees to simulate the sound of rain. A machine, operated by the instructor and looking a lot like a bug zapper, sparked a flash of lightning and a drum rumbled like thunder.

Despite the stormy simulation, the day at Knollwood School in the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake School District was actually …Read More

Friendly invasion turns Forestlawn School into a musical jungle for a day

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

It was an invasion, but a friendly one, as 126 face-painted, costumed, happy second-graders entered the gym at Forestlawn School in Sheffield Lake. Minutes earlier, an equal number of moms, dads, younger siblings, grandparents and friends had invaded the gym from the parking lot, eager to see what had turned the school into a jungle for the day.

Brookside’s Landis lands volunteer award on the way to world championships

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Robotics adviser Kevin Landis is a lot like the robots his students build and enter into competition. He moves back and forth and side-to-side quickly.

Teacher-turned-social worker passionate about success of Sheffield’s kids, families

Monday, December 26th, 2016


Sheffield Lake/Sheffield Village

by Michele Murphy

Editor’s note: We changed the names of the mother and student cited in this story to protect the identities of the entire family.

Andrew Smith smiles when he says he is bilingual because he is not talking about foreign languages. What he does mean is he is able to speak the language of an experienced classroom teacher and a clinically trained school …Read More

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake students experience the world by using technology

Friday, December 16th, 2016

“Move your mouse so you wake up your computer,” technology teacher Mary Cogdell urged the group of kindergarten students seated at computer stations around the computer science classroom at Knollwood Elementary School in Sheffield-Sheffield Lake School District.