Inside Bay Village Schools November 2015
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Bay High principals and A.D. must eat
Bay High students raised
$1,800 for the International Kiwanis Eliminate program to eliminate
maternal and neonatal tetanus around the world, Their contributions saved
1,004 lives and met BHS Key Club's "eLEMONate Challenge."
Principal Jason Martin, Asst. Principal Aaron Ereditario and
Athletics/Activities Director Matt Spellman eat lemons as promised if Key
Club met their goal. Pucker up!!!
Read more about Westerly's
celebration and view more photos on our
Blue Ribbon School Facebook album.
teachers and staff get their own blue ribbons
Westerly Elementary School
celebrated its achievement of being named a National Blue Ribbon School by
the U.S. Department of Education with an assembly that rivaled any pep rally
for a national sports title.
Each Westerly staff member was
called up by Principal Josie Sanfilippo and was handed their own blue ribbon
by Superintendent Clint Keener. Students clapped and cheered each recipient
as hugs and high five's were also exchanged.
Ohio Department of Education
Superintendent Richard Ross will visit to honor this prestigious academic
achievement of Westerly Elementary staff and students!
Bay Village Education
Foundation announces grants
The Bay Village Education
Foundation (BVEF) awarded nine grants totaling $15,135 for its 2015
classroom grants award program.
In partnership with the BVEF,
the Bay Village Kiwanis funded three additional grants totaling $2,125.
for details on these exciting programs coming to our classrooms ...
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 Bay Middle
School's Rake Out and view more photos on our
BMS Rake Out Facebook album.
School does it again - another successful Rake Out!
The annual Bay Middle School Rake Out is a
real help to elderly residents, and it teaches kids in grades 5-8 how good
it feels to give back to the community!
This year, about 750 students
raked 150 homes.
It also couldn't be done without our great
parent and teacher volunteers pitching in - this year about 120 chaperones
thank you to Gary Fitchpatrick for coordinating this massive project, and to
Eric Caddey and Chris Brewer who assisted him.
Bay High senior Jack Hautz signs
Letter of Intent with Xavier University for XC and track. Dad Jim, Mom
Melissa, coaches Kelly McCrone, Steve Babson, Scott Snyder look on.
Jacob Crossan signs
Crossan signs with Saginaw Valley State to play baseball next year as Mom
Julee, Dad Dale, Coaches Ben Boka and Joe Cheney look on.
Bay Village students honor, learn from our
Bay Village Schools students,
from kindergarten to seniors in high school, continued the district's fine
tradition of honoring our veterans on Veterans Day.
Normandy Elementary students
brought in their veteran dads, moms, aunts, uncles, grandfathers and
grandmothers for a ceremony and parade honoring them all. This followed
weeks of activities where students in kindergarten through second grade
learned about the tremendous service and sacrifice of our military heroes.
Students in third and fourth
grade at Westerly Elementary brought in photos and stories about their
family veterans to create a “Wall of Stars” honoring the fight for freedom.
Kevesdy, a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and recipient of the Bronze
Star for saving the lives of 200 men, spoke to sixth-graders in his nephew
Mark Kevesdy’s class at Bay Middle School.
Navy Commander Greg Schell (Bay
High Class of 1981) and Marine Captain Mark Petro (Bay High Class of 2006)
shared their stories with Bay High social studies students who now sit in
the same classrooms where the veterans once learned. Bay High social studies
teacher Rob Grossman arranged for the visits.
Marine Captain Mark Petro (BHS 2006) with
parents John and Helen Petro.
Navy Commander Greg Schell (BHS 1981) with son
Max Schell (BHS 2019).
Second-grader Danny Zipfel
with his dad, Marc, who served active sea duty with the U.S. Navy.
Westerly students created a "Wall of Stars"
honoring family members who served in our military.
Dozens of veterans, young and old, men and
women, attended Normandy Elementary School's Veterans Day assembly.
for your service!
students Skype with Chris Gardner of "The Pursuit of Happyness" fame
Students in Mrs. Anita
Bauknecht's Master Your Future class found inspiration in Skyping with Chris
Gardner, a man who went from homelessness to extreme Wall Street success as
depicted in the book and movie, "The Pursuit of Happyness."
cleveland.com coverage of their Skype experience.
Scott Graham selected as Trailblazer Teacher
Scott Graham, a math teacher at
Bay High School, was selected as one of only 16 Ohio teachers to participate
in this year's Battelle Education Trailblazer Teachers program.
The teachers were selected from a pool of
more than 100 applications on the basis of a recommendation from a local
school administrator and their use of technology so far. The
program is made up of two parts. A four-part training curriculum will
provide the educators with the effective strategies
and tools for teaching in a modern classroom. The 16 teachers also will
collaborate with each other throughout the year to share ideas and
practices. In May 2016, each teacher will publish a set of resources for
other schools to use.
Scott Graham, Bay High math teacher, was selected for this year's Battelle
Education Trailblazer Teachers program. (Inside Bay Village Schools will
follow up on Scott's experience in a spring issue.)
S.E.E.D. Program accepting preschool applications
Peer models in special needs classes enjoy benefits, learn empathy and
Children age 3 by June
of 2016 and potty-trained can be considered for the typical peer program in
S.E.E.D. (Special Early Education Development) at Glenview Center for Child
Care and Learning.
This unique preschool
experience is taught by certificated teachers and combines students having
special needs with their typically-developing peers. Children are screened
in the areas of speech/language, motor skills, social skills/behavior and
cognitive/pre-academic skills. A parent questionnaire also contributes to the
Classes are Monday
through Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. or 12:15-2:45 p.m. The cost is currently
$550 for the school year; any increase in next year’s rates will be
announced in the spring.
To begin the
registration process, contact Dianne Williams at 440-617-7322. You can also
learn more by visiting www.bayvillageschoolsohio.org/SEED.
Kindergarten eligibility birth date has
changed for 2016
Bay Village Board of Education changed its kindergarten eligibility birth
date to age 5 by August 1 (previously September 30), effective in the fall
of 2016. Parents will continue to have the opportunity to apply for early
More information on Kindergarten Program
PTA Reflections entries
due this week
Don't let your students miss this opportunity to
be recognized for their artistic talents of all kinds!
"Let Your Imagination Fly" is the theme for the
2015 PTA Reflections contest. Your entry in dance, photography, visual arts,
literature, music composition or special artist can win a local, state or
national award! But you MUST enter by December 4! Find more information and
The 3rd Annual Cahoon Christmas is Sunday,
December 6, 2-4:30 p.m. at the Bay Village Community House.
Sponsored by Bay Village Kiwanis, it is sure to
be a cherished memory for our community's children!
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