Inside Bay Village Schools September 2015
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Congratulations Westerly Elementary
Westerly Elementary School has been named a
National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. It is one
of only 285 public and 50 private schools receiving the honor this year.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement on Tuesday,
September 29. [Read
on ... ]
Bay Middle School becomes National PTA
School of Excellence, joins other Bay schools
Bay Village school district currently stands alone in Ohio as having all its
K-12 schools designated as National PTA Schools of Excellence! Normandy and
Westerly elementary schools, Bay Middle School and Bay High were recognized
for building effective family-school partnerships. Read more
U.S. soccer champ Kelley O'Hara visits
Normandy, presents $5,000 grant
Women's soccer champion Kelley
O'Hara arrived to throngs of Normandy Elementary students chanting "U.S.A.,
U.S.A." on Friday, September 25. She was here to present $5,000 to the
school from the nonprofit Be A
Learning Hero in recognition of Normandy's parent and community
collaboration with its
One Book program.
Read more about Kelley O'Hara
(Photo by Julie Holland)
Congratulations National Merit
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
"This is a significant academic
achievement for these students," said Clint Keener, superintendent. "It is
apparent that their consistent effort and dedication toward their studies
have earned them this elite honor. We are very proud of them."
Bay High School honored one National Merit
Semi-Finalist and seven National Merit Commended Students in September.
Alana Bernys achieved National Merit
Semi-Finalist distinction by scoring in the top one percent of students
across the country taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT (PSAT) last year.
Bay High students who qualified as Commended
Students, scoring in the top five percent of test takers nationwide, were
Luke Andrassy, Joseph Auckley, Emma Chalk, Hannah Downing, Evan O'Donnell and
About 1.5 million students, from more than
22,000 high schools, take the exam during their junior year in high school.
Thank you for your service!
Congratulations and Thank You to our school board
members Amy Huntley and Bill Selong, honored by Ohio School Boards
Association at the last board meeting for at least 15 years of service to the Bay Village
Schools. (North Olmsted Board of Education member, Terry Groden [center],
did the honors.)
Dedicating new building additions
Bay Village Board of
Education members (right) President Bob Piccirilli, Gayatry Jacob-Mosier,
Vice President Amy Huntley, Bill Selong and Michael Caputo join with
Superintendent Clint Keener (center) and others who cut the dedication
ribbon for Westerly Elementary's new Library Media Center.
Bay Village Schools celebrate
new additions of Westerly Library Media Center and Normandy classroom wing
and playground on Tuesday, September 8.
Read more about the
wonderful new building features.
below to learn about our new educators:
Farewell and Good Luck Mrs. Zapf
P.J. Zapf is retiring this month
after working in the Bay Village Schools for 18 years. Her love of books has
made her a most valuable member of the library staff at Bay High, and she
reads about 95 percent of the books that she orders in to the library. Why?
Because she gives book talks to students and makes recommendations based on
their interests and needs. And she loves to read! She plans now to travel with her husband, Bill,
to Australia, New Zealand, Florida, Mexico and Spain -- and that itinerary
takes her just through June of 2016! Good luck and enjoy your retirement,
Career Shadowing Resources
High school is a great time to explore career options, and Bay High's new
Career Shadowing Facilitator, Kristen Dodd, is building a database of
professionals who are willing to have a student shadow them or arrange for a
group visit to their work site. If you are willing to be a resource, use this
Exploration Database Form to register.
Cookout following parade on Friday, October 2
miss this Rocket Deal -- feed your hungry family after the Homecoming Parade
and before the big game on Friday!
COMMUNITY FORUM - IMPORTANT!
Judge Astrab joins us Tuesday, October 6,
7 p.m. to discuss
the increasing use of heroin among area youth.
JOIN THE PTA COUNCIL'S
NIGHT AT THE RACES!
Announcing the 2015 Scholarship Auction: A Night at
the Races! Saturday, November 14th at the Copper Cup. Enjoy heavy hors
d'oeuvres, beer, and wine. Bet on races, have fun with sideboards and 50/50
raffles, and bid on silent auction items.
Buy your tickets now!
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Oct. 4
Bay Village Kiwanians hold their annual fall
homecoming pancake breakfast on Sunday, October 4, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at
Bay Middle School. This year, Fairytale Foundation Princesses make an
appearance! Presale, $6; $7 at door. Ages 5 and under eat free.
Get your spirit wear for homecoming!
Show your Rockets Pride with spirit wear - sales
benefit Bay Rockets Association and all our athletic teams!
Purchase Rockets Spirit Wear
See you at the
Homecoming Parade, Wolf Road
Friday, October 2, 5:45 p.m.
starting at Cahoon Park and
ending at Bay High Memorial
TEXT OR CALL:
School Safety Tip Line available
The State of Ohio offers this
new tip line to make it easy for students, parents and community members to
report anything that is suspicious or that is endangering you, your friends
or your school. This includes potential suicides, school shootings or other
threats to safety, bullying or other problems.
The Ohio Homeland Security Threat Assessment and Prevention Unit analysts
answer the calls, assess the threat and follow up.
Calls and texts are ANONYMOUS. The number to
text or call is 1-844-723-3764, or
(And remember, you can also anonymously report
bullying to your building principals through our own online
Report Bullying Form.)
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for frequent updates and announcements.
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