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December, 2013

Student artist Grace Harms designs new One Rocket Nation logo

A collaboration between Bay High Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, Jared Shetzer, Bay High Principal Jason Martin, and BHS senior Grace Harms has breathed new spirit into the school's athletics program. Coach Shetzer wanted a concept that would bring the school together, and he came up with One Rocket Nation as a slogan.

Bay High senior Grace Harms with

Coach Jared Shetzer.

Principal Jason Martin liked the idea and also wanted a fundraiser for the Youth Philanthropy Fellowship (YPF), a student service group he advises. Enter Grace Harms, an award-winning student artist well known for her talent at graphic design.

Grace designed the One Rocket Nation logo that now emblazons a pair of school t-shirts, one on a blue background and one on a white background, for students to wear at home and away games (below). The shirts sell as a pair for $12, with proceeds benefitting all the good work done by YPF. Grace followed up the t-shirt project by painting the logo on the Bay High gymnasium wall (above top with Grace Harms).

More than $13,000 in classroom grants awarded by Bay Village Education Foundation and Kiwanis

Left-to-right: front row, seated - Kelly Mitchell, Beth Drinan, Laura Godfray; back row, standing - Scott Best (BVEF), Ann-Marie Young, Aaron Ereditario, Rich Manderine, Jacquie Mayer (BVEF), Jen Szelesta, Cathy Bogart, Dan Sebring, Rhonda Schneider (Kiwanis) and Ellie Bricmont (BVEF).

The Bay Village Education Foundation (BVEF) funded eleven classroom grants totaling $11,261.40 for its 2013 classroom grant award program.

In addition, the Bay Village Kiwanis funded three grants totaling $2,050 in partnership with the BVEF, bringing the total in grants presented at the Monday, November 25 Bay Village Board of Education meeting to $13,311.40.

The grant applications were submitted by Bay Village City School District staff members to enrich classroom education.

Read about all the grant-winning projects, from classroom to school-wide initiatives,  HERE.

Normandy Elementary already planning for next class of Kindergarten students

All-Day Kindergarten Application forms for 2014-15 will be available on the Normandy Elementary homepage on January 6. The tuition-based All-Day Kindergarten applications are due January 21.

Kindergarten Information Night for all parents of students entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2014 will be held Wednesday, March 5,  at 7 p.m. at Normandy Elementary School.

For more All-Day Kindergarten details, read on...

First District Casino Money Grants awarded

The Bay Village Board of Education has voted to earmark all dollars coming into the district from state casino funds for technology in education

Part of the funds received this year were used to add a computer lab at Normandy Elementary.

Now, funds are being used to award grants to teachers who propose technology purchases that will support classroom instruction. In order to insure that as many students as possible are served, applications need to include at least two teachers applying as a team who are ready to use the technology on a daily basis. Superintendent Clint Keener and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Char Shryock review and select the winning grant applications.


Bookshare at Bay High School:  iPads and iPad apps to help make reading materials accessible to students with visual impairments or reading disabilities. $14,160.

World Languages Listening/Recording Lab at Bay High School: Headsets and microphones to augment current technology being used to support new World Language state standards which shift learning emphasis to conversational skills. Students are making movies. $4,728.

I-Learn for 6th-grade team at Bay Middle School: Additional iPads for embedding technology skills into all subject areas. $17,139.

Apple per Room Helps the Students Zoom for Normandy 2nd Grade: Additional iPads and Apple TV set ups will allow iPads used by students to project onto screen and share work. $8,602.

"If the  plan is innovative and clearly aimed at improving student achievement, I will be more likely to fund it," said Keener. "If there is something exciting that will be a model for others to use in the future, I am more likely to approve a large budget." This is the first round of more grant awards to come. Casino funds are received from the state twice a year.

Are you hungry for Rockets news?

Introducing a new quarterly newsletter from Bay High Athletics - check out this issue  with information on a new conference, new coaches and more at this link.

*** Holiday Cheer ***

Santa makes a stop at Normandy Elementary

We wanted Supt. Keener to join in the fun, but we couldn't find him anywhere!

Normandy PTA president Chrissy Morscher played hostess for Santa.

Holiday Concerts on our website

Check our website for concert videos added over the coming holiday break!

Is your student missing a pair of black wire glasses?  The case is blue with all kinds of sports images on it - footballs, hockey gear, soccer balls, etc. Contact the Transportation Dept. at 617-1659.



December, 2013



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