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Congratulations Bay Village Schools!

October, 2014

Bay Village Schools show high student achievement on state report cards

The Bay Village City School Report Card results once again place our district among the highest performing school districts in Ohio.

Watch this screencast summary, narrated by Char Shryock, Director of Curriculum, for an informative and brief presentation on our students' Ohio Local Report Card performance. You can also view the report cards HERE.

Normandy Elementary brings international monarch butterfly study to students

Education is best when it is relevant for students, and Normandy Elementary School is using the annual migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico, and their Bay Village rest stop, to make learning about geography and science personal.

Bay Village is located right along the monarch butterflies' migration path, and students frequently see the beautiful-winged insects each fall and spring as the sojourners rest and replenish their nutrition during a journey that can reach 2,500 miles long.

Julie Holland, a Normandy Elementary school librarian, is one of many people who watch for and record monarch butterfly sightings during the migration. Read more about our study in the September 30 Westlake Bay Village Observer.

The Monarch's Journey
Mrs. Bogart's 2nd-graders study the Monarch Butterfly.
(View video HERE.)

Coming up quickly  . . .

Visit Narnia this Thursday and Saturday!

The cast of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

are ready to take you on a magical journey!

Bay High presents 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' on Thursday and Saturday,

October 16 and 18

Bay High's Drama Club will present the classic C. S. Lewis children's tale, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, on Thursday and Saturday, October 16 and 18, 7 p.m. at the newly-renovated Bay High auditorium. Tickets are $5 and sold only at the door; children ages 5 and under are admitted free.

The entire family will enjoy this mythical journey of young siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter, who have been sent to the English countryside [Read on]

Celebration of the Arts

Our Kindergarten through grade 12 art show!

Bay High School's east gymnasium

Opening reception:

Monday, October 20, 6-8 p.m.

Additional exhibit hours:

Tuesday, October 21, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wednesday, October 22, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, October 23, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, October 24, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of beautiful vocal music at Bay High in the newly-renovated auditorium!

The Bay High School Fall Choral Concert, under the direction Devon Gess, will be Tuesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Bay High School auditorium.

The concert will feature the commissioned premier of a setting by local composer, H. Leslie Adams. A native Clevelander, Adams is one of the leading (African) American composers in the world. His unique music touches a wide variety of musical tastes and preferences. His work  "Sence You Went Away", will be performed by the Bay High Treble Choir. Also performing will be the Bay High A Capella Choir (recently selected to perform at the Ohio Music Educator's Association conference), the Freshman Choir, the "Trouble and Bass Show Choir", and the Choraleers.

The performance is open to the public and free of charge.

The Great Closet Clean-Out

October 23-26

Save your donations of clothing, bedding, etc. to benefit Bay Village Schools athletics and Easter Seals.

Drive through and drop off donated items at Bay High and Bay Middle School Thursday through Sunday, October 23-26, and you could win a raffle prize of $50 or a gift cards to local eateries!

Find more information in THIS FLYER.


November 1 is Village Project Clean Up Day!

Let our Bay High Key Club members and other volunteers take care of those leaves, weeding, mulching and other fall yard work on Saturday, November 1, 12-3 p.m. as you help the Village Project support local cancer patients.

Suggested donation is $30 and up. Reserve your spot by October 28 by emailing or calling 440-348-9401.

Find more details in the Village Project flyer.

PTA Council Scholarship Auction

Saturday, November 8, 6-10 p.m.

Memorial Hall in Rocky River

Food and complimentary bar provided by
Sweet Melissa

ickets on sale now!


Parent Academy

"ABCs of Student Anxiety"

Thursday, November 20, 7 p.m.

Bay Middle School Cafeteria

Presented by the Bay Village Schools:

Char Shryock, Director of Curriculum, and

Richard Bogielski, School Psychologist.

How to help your child deal with anxiety about

tests, homework, grades and other academic worries.



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for frequent updates and announcements.



September, 2014



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