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State of the Schools 2016

Superintendent Clint Keener presents the 2016 State of the Schools report covering academic programs and the bond issue construction. Treasurer Kevin Robertson presents the five-year forecast.
 State of School handouts.


Accolades for Bay High Key Club!

Bay High Key Clubbers prove themselves each year at their Ohio District Leadership Conference, which is equivalent to a state competition. As usual, our students won many accolades for their projects and service. In addition, our students played key leadership roles. The event was organized and run by event co-chair Lieutenant Governor, Annamarie McGuire, with Ohio Governor Laura Colagiovanni presiding over the event.

Bay High fundraiser for
St. Baldrick's Foundation trades hair
for dollars to fight childhood cancer.

Another successful BHS fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation to find a cure for childhood cancer. Bay High students and supporters raised $15,786, bringing a three-year total to just under $60,000! The brave student "shavees" were (left-to-right),front row - Jonah Krueger, Sean Gulley, Ben Klaus, Brendan Dougherty; and
back row - Ben Andrassy, Brad Beverly, Jack Hautz,
Will Huntington (organizer), Jared Hengst,
Kyle McPhillips (organizer) and Alex Bennett.

Rockets Boys Varsity Basketball
Historic Run to Final Four!
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New Concord John Glenn wins over Bay 84-56. What a ride this season to the Final Four! Thank You Rockets and Coach Shetzer!
(Photo above and coverage by Morning Journal's Jon Behm.)

BRAVO!
 The cast of The Wizard of Oz
The reviews are in, and it was a resounding success! Bay High presented the musical, The Wizard of Oz, Thursday through Sunday, March 17-20, at Bay High Auditorium. Cast members pictured above, from left, are: front row - Stephanie Jordan (Dorothy), Kerry O'Brien (Glinda), James McDermott (guard); back row - Brad Beverly (Oz), CJ Hyland (Scarecrow), Matthew Szekely (Lion) and Phil Lally (Tin Man). View full cast and crew HERE.

Bay High Scholastics Art Awards 2016

Bay High art students garnered 5 first-place Gold Key awards, 8 second-place Silver Key awards, and 13 Honorable Mention awards from a field of nearly 3,000 entries in this year's Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Arts competition. Gold Key winners will be judged at the national-level competition in New York City this spring. Find a summary of our winners here.


Sphero, the app-programmable robotic ball, will be in all four of our school libraries. Library aides are being trained to help students decide direction, distance, speed and color to program entertaining and fun choreography of the ball! More advanced programming is available using macros and a BASIC-based  programming language. Sphero was purchased through a grant written by Brian Reynolds, District Technology Director and Char Shryock, Curriculum Director, from the Bay Village Kiwanis through a Bay Village Education Foundation grants program.
 Bay Middle School students travel the world
with Google Cardboard!
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Bay Middle School students visited Egypt, Rome, the moon and more through 3-D, 360-degree virtual reality using Google Cardboard! Google Expeditions chose BMS, along with some other area schools, to beta-test their new VR program. Teachers can guide students on their "tours" through use of an iPad. "It won't replace real field trips," said teacher Gary Fitchpatrick. "But it lets us visit places were we cannot go." A smart phone is placed inside the Google Cardboard viewer to access the specially-filmed videos, a growing variety of which are available online. Moving the viewer changes the viewer's perspective, giving a 360-degree point of view based on where the viewer is pointed.

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Bay Village Schools Students connect to
WiFi this way:

When prompted, choose rocketnet_guest from the list, type in Username bay-guest, then Password GOrockets (case-sensitive)

Welcome to Lisa Priemer as she takes the oath of office as a new member of our Board of Education.
LisaPriemer taking Board of Education oath.

Welcome to Steve Lee and Beth Lally as they take the oath of office as new members of our Board of Education.
Steve Lee and Beth Lally


Bay High students participate in Hyland Software's "hackathon" to give back to the local community
 Bay High students at Hyland Software's hackathon
Bay High students (left-to-right) Nathan Dixon (sophomore), Hope Beatty, (freshman) and Sean Watterson (junior) developed an app to help a homeless shelter collect needed items. They were the Hyland Hackathon's winning team! The students are part of Bay High's Technology Club. Read more about the Hackathon here.

Inside Bay Village Schools: Interviews with retiring board members Bob Piccirilli and Bill Selong

Mr. Bill Selong is retiring from the Bay Village Board of Education after serving for 16 years, and Dr. Robert Piccirilli retires after four years. Both gentlemen discuss their proudest accomplishments, the challenges and advice for the future in this interview with Superintendent Clint Keener.


Bay Village Schools Bond Issue Work 2012-2015

Bay Village voters approved $16.8 million in 2012 to refurbish, restore and upgrade our school buildings. We promised to do the work that would keep our schools in service for the next 20-25 years. We are happy to report that we have not only kept that promise, but that we have also taken that money even further than we thought we could. This video will give you the details.

Congratulations Bay Village Education Foundation
Classroom Grant Winners!

Bay Ed Foundation Grant Winners
Bay Village Education Foundation 2015 grant winners, left-to-right: front row, seated -- Bridgit McFarland, Helen Smith, Maria Stansbury, Mary Jo Mahall, Ellie Bricmont (BVEF); back row, standing -- Martha Fisher, Colin Lackey, Nancy McLaughlin, Megan Basel, Robert Dougherty, Darci Sanders (LENSC), Jim Kotora, Brian Reynolds, Char Shryock, Carrie Engelbrecht, Carol Brajdic, Danielle Jeglie, and Susan Bixler (OSU). Not pictured are Jodi Higgins,
Diana Lee, Julia Papcke-Russell and Ron Rutt.
Read more about great projects to come . . .

Congratulations to Westerly Elementary on its
recognition of academic excellence by the U.S. Department of Education!

Westerly Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon School
Read more HERE.

All our schools are National PTA Schools of Excellence!

  Natioanl PTA Schools of Excellence
The Bay Village school district currently stands alone in Ohio as having all its K-12 schools designated National PTA Schools of Excellence! Normandy, Westerly, Bay Middle and Bay High were recognized for building effective family-school partnerships.
Read more!

Congratulations National Merit scholars!
Bay High National Merit scholars Fall 2015
National Merit Semi-Finalist Alana Bernys is center, back row.
National Merit Commended Students are, l-r, front row:
Steven Farnham, Evan O'Donnell, Harrison Teutschbein; back row: Joseph Auckley, Emma Chalk, [Alana Bernys, semi-finalist], Hannah Downing and Luke Andrassy.


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Bay Village Schools Citizens Advisory Committee accepting applications Join the Bay Village Schools Citizens Advisory Committee. Help shape the future of our schools in a tangible and thoughtful way! Deadline is July 15. Additional Info and application ...

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Bay High School has been named by The Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools in the nation. Fewer than seven percent of the approximately 27,000 high schools in America qualified for the list. Read on...

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Bay High School has been designated a Silver Medal School in U. S. News & World Report's 2016 ranking of America's Best High Schools. Bay High ranked #24 in Ohio (out of 890 high schools), and #583 nationally (out of 19,908 public high schools). [Read on...]

Bay Schools is a  Best Music Education Community in America
Despite the increasing rigor and detail required for inclusion on the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education list, the Bay Village City School District has once again been so honored for its exemplary music program. Read on...

Water confirmed safe at our schools
The Bay Village City School District recently had water in all five school buildings tested to insure that the drinking water was safe. Results show no detectable levels of lead in any of the samples and only trace amounts of copper, considered normal. Read on...

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