Inside Bay Village Schools January 2015
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It's cold, but our
swimmers/divers are in the pool!
Divers on the winners' podium
Congratulations Bay High divers placing at West
Shore Conference Diving Championship (l-r): Zachary Ashbrook (2nd place),
Jessica Mosier (2nd place), and Mara Kinsey (3rd place). Awesome!
Trevor Lake High School Sports Insider
Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Trevor Lake, featured Athlete
of the Week on High School Sports Insider. Watch our great BHS swimmer,
state champ and consistent record-breaker, in this video feature at
(Trevor's feature begins at approximately the 12-minute mark into the
half-hour news program.)
Bay High A Cappella
Choir selected to perform for Ohio music educators
A Cappella Choir has been accepted to perform at
this year's Ohio Music Educator's Association's State Conference. The group
was also selected to sing in 2010, and Choraleers were selected in 2007.
Over 130 ensembles submitted from across the state representing outstanding
groups from all areas and levels. Groups were selected through "blind"
audition. They will perform a diverse program that demonstrates what is
possible at the high school level and the high level of literature that can
be performed. This year, the conference is in the Cleveland Convention
Center the morning of Friday, February 6. A Cappella is an auditioned choir
made up of 98 mixed voices; they repeatedly receive superior ratings at the
district and state OMEA adjudicated events.
Bay Village Board of
Education elects officers, sets meetings for 2015
The Bay Village Board of
Education has elected Dr. Bob Piccirilli as its president, and Amy Huntley
as its vice-president, for 2015.
Meeting dates and committee
assignments were also established.
Keep informed of all Board of
Education news, including minutes and agendas, at:
Bay Village Education
Foundation funds video production studio with special anniversary grant
The Bay Village Education Foundation has
announced a special anniversary grant of $35,000 to fund a new video
production studio for the Bay Village City Schools.
Plans for the studio include multiple, rolling
tripod-mounted video cameras, microphones, a green screen, track lighting,
audio and video mixers, computer editing stations and interview sets. While
the video studio will be located at Bay High School, it will be a resource
available to all teachers in the school district who have projects that lend
themselves well to video production.
Bay High art students
excel once again in awards competitions
High art students garnered seven Gold Key, 10 Silver Key, and four Honorable
Mention awards in the recent Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Cuyahoga
Region. Gold Keys will go on to compete in New York City.
In addition, the Graphics Arts Council Cleveland
Benny Awards in design awarded Lydia Milligan first place for her Bay High
Fall Play poster! Our students also won five Honorable Mention awards.
Check out the beautiful, award-winning art in
(Bay High art teachers are Cherie Bauer, Denise Ross and Tom Schemrich.)
Bay High English teachers Beatrice Bishop
(left) and Kristen Srsen have an article published in the January 2015 issue
of English Journal, an award-winning journal of ideas for English language
arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools published
by the National Council of Teachers of English.
Bay High English
teachers publish scholarly article about social media
Two of our Bay
High English teachers, Beatrice Bishop and Kristen Srsen, have published
"Social Media and 'Kids Today': A
Counter-Narrative from a US High School" which appears in the January 2015
issue of English Journal.
The teachers take
a look at an incident at Bay High in May, 2013, when a student posted a
mean-spirited Twitter account insulting other students by name. The reaction
to this was another student starting a Twitter account that consisted of
complimentary and supportive postings about students. Many other students
joined in, posting their own kind remarks.
The teachers argue that their observations of
this incident "problemetize traditional stereotypes about adolescents and
social media," and that students "were quite able to act in mature,
thoughtful ways and that it was the adults who needed to catch up with
Both Bishop and
Srsen are doctoral students at Kent State University. The article is
co-authored with William Kist, a teacher of adolescent literacy at KSU.
Key Club and Builders Club celebrate 100
years of Kiwanis with service
Pictured (l-r): Bay Village Kiwanis
president Kelly Baon, Bay High Key Club president Katherine Butler, and Bay
Middle School Builders Club advisor Zorana Levi. Participants in the
birthday celebration and service event enjoyed birthday cake and pizza.
Village Kiwanians, Bay High Key Club members and Bay Middle School Builders
Club members celebrated 100 years of Kiwanis with a combination birthday
party and service event.
Four service projects were selected to do a
combined 100 hours of service at the event. Projects included making dog
pulls from old t-shirts for the Animal Protective League, making hats for
those in need, making non-skid socks for those in nursing homes, and making
placemats for the Village Project clients.
Making non-skid socks for seniors at
nursing homes (l-r): Key Clubbers Dominic Muccio, Joe O'Brien, Socks Project
chair Claire Schrantz, Dan Berger, Claire Mercer, Patrick O'Doherty and
Builders Clubber Jonathan Koss.
left-to-right: Back row--John Reid, Matt Missig, Nathan Scobee, Rachel
Lenarth; front row--Kaylee Norris, Rose Schultz, and Alliyah Sims. Not
pictured, Michael Rising.
Consumer Science students sew LIttle Dresses for Africa (and britches for
These creations by students in
Mrs. May's Bay High Family and Consumer Sciences class are being delivered
to children in Mali, Africa.
Materials for the clothing were donated by community
Students learned to read patterns, proper cutting and
marking techniques, basic sewing machine and construction skills, making
casings, managing and securing elastic within the casings and a simple
Little Dresses for Africa distributes the clothing
through orphanages, churches and schools.
Bay High Athletes
Congratulations to three Bay High athletes for
being All-Ohio honorees for their respective fall sports - pictured,
left-to-right: Daniel Linehart, soccer (senior); Amanda Cusimano, cross
country (sophomore); and Nicole Pohlkamp, soccer (senior).
Athletes are selected
by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association and the OHSAA Cross
Country Championship ranking (Cusimano ranked 25th in our division).
Bay High students compete with home
Bay High students (l-r)
Luke Nye, Peter Sullivan and Austin
Vesely placed 10th in the 18th Annual Student Model Home Design Contest held
at The Great Big Home & Garden Show 2015. Teacher Ron Rutt (right) noted
that this is just the second year that Bay High School has entered a team
into the architectural design competition. The theme this year was "The
Great & Incredibly Cool Pool House." All the top 10 winning entries will be
displayed at the I-X Center show February 6-15 (Booth #1671).
Rockets 5K Race and 1-Mile Family Fun Run
Register online by Friday, February 20. Mail-in
registration deadline is Wednesday, February 18. Pre-registration costs for
the SNOBALL Run are $15 for students and $20 for adults. The race kicks off
at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 21 at Bay High School.
more, and register online.
Order healthful citrus from Bay High PTSA
Always a great buy, navel oranges, grapefruit
and Gala apples ordered through the Bay High PTSA Citrus Sale are also of
the highest quality. Orders are due Monday, March 2 for curbside pick up at
Bay High on Saturday, March 7.
Here is your
The BIG UNVEIL for the Normandy/Westerly
One School One Book selection is Monday, February 2!
to see if you guess the right book!
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