The Grapevine

The Kiwanis Club hosted a ceremony to install its officers and board of trustees for the upcoming year. The Kiwanis also welcomed Key Club (high school division of Kiwanis) advisors from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School and Twinsburg High School, as well as the Builders Club (the middle School division of Kiwanis) advisor from Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School. The advisors provided updates on club activities and thanked Kiwanis for its sponsorship of the clubs.

Longtime Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School social studies teacher Dathan Cole has announced his retirement from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School.

Cole, who originally intended to retire at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 school year, elected to begin his retirement Oct. 31 for personal reasons.

Cole was in his 32nd year of teaching overall, and has taught economics, advanced placement economics, and various other courses within the BBHHS social studies department since 1997. He previously taught courses at Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School.

Cole was recently honored with the Harvard Business School of Northeast Ohio’s Samuel H. Elliott Educator Award, which recognizes K-12 teachers for outstanding accomplishments in helping students develop an increased understanding of the free enterprise system and ethical business management. 

During his tenure, Cole was consistently recognized for his passion for students and his enthusiastic teaching style.  

The district has already begun the search for his replacement and will work to fill the vacancy created with a qualified candidate as soon as possible. 

Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School graduates Shawn Earle and Manuel Scordos are two of five wrestling newcomers to continue their athletic careers at Baldwin Wallace University.  The following Brecksville students graduated from Ohio University in the summer of 2022: Amy Ramsey Mia Kramer and Eleni Hatzis.