Inside Bay Village Schools June 2015
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Our latest news
roundup . . .
We welcome our
new Bay Middle School assistant principal, Tom Grodek!
Class of 2015
Thirteen years of hard work and
learning have paid off for our 205 Bay High School graduates in the Class of
Here is a
list of graduates, and a picture slideshow of a wonderful
ceremony on a chilly, but wonderful, June 1 evening.
wishes to all for a bright and wonderful future!
Imagination Year Ever!
Schools sends 20 teams to Regional, 5 teams to State, and 3 to Global
Aqua Girls places second in
their Global category.
On their fourth trip to the
Global Finals, the Bay Middle School Destination Imagination (DI) team Aqua
Girls placed second in their category! Read more about their team, hard work
and strategies in this
Westlake Bay Village Observer article.
Five Bay Village
Schools teams qualified for the state level competition, with three
teams advancing to DI's Global Finals in Knoxville and the University of
In all, Bay Village Schools had 20 teams
compete in the Destination Imagination (DI) Regional Tournament at Beachwood
High School this year, a record number of teams sent by the district to this
competition of innovative and creative problem solving using both the arts
and sciences. Teams from all four K-12 buildings competed. [Read
Global 2nd-place winning team from Bay Middle
School (l-r): front - Caroline Fowles, Eliza Aleksandrovic, Audrey Ray,
Olivia Reed; and back - team manager Kim Ray, Grace Chilton, Ava Ransom,
Patty Yuhas and team manager Michele Moore. (Photo courtesy of DI.)
Superman's Cake Shoes
DI winners and Bay High students (l-r):
Jessica Perri, Olivia Risch,
and Jessica Bohannon.
Photo by Holly Risch.
State DI winners and Westerly Elementary students (l-r): Maeve Ransom,
Finn Meadows, James Fowles, Patrick Lehane, Iain Ray, James Chilton and
Photo by Kim Ray.
10/10 Would Enter Without Asking
Regional DI winners and Bay High students
Maria Lally, Michael Rising (front),
Kyle McPhillips (back), Phil Lally, Brad
Beverly, Malena Grigoli and Bethany Comienski.
Photo by Beth Lally.
Double K, Double E, SLG
Regional DI winners and Westerly students
(l-r): Simona Overfield, Kellie Keane, Grace Hopper, Elise Papp and Evelyn
Photo by Amy Papp.
Middle School Health and Wellness Fair presents education and fun
organizations set up booths and presented information related to healthy
lifestyles at a Health and Wellness Fair in May.
Healthy diet, exercise and
lifestyle choices were covered by representatives from hospitals, clinics,
doctor's offices, fitness centers, grocery stores and more.
Students were encouraged to
collect stickers and giveaways at the booths.
The Fair is organized by school
district nurse Chanda Wall.
Cleveland Clinic nurse demonstrates the "inflatability" differences between
a diseased pig's lung and one without signs of disease.
Anatomy Class presents "Grossology!"
Mr. Chaney's Bay High Anatomy students got
creative in explaining some functions of the human body!
The exhibit had 12 stations with various
hands-on demonstrations of some of the interesting, but "gross," things the
human body does.
Summer construction will close
buildings, lots, track and stadium to public
Construction work, much of it outdoors, will
close down public access to some buildings and property this summer. Paving
projects begin in early June. The high school track and stadium will be
inaccessible for most of the summer.
(Note that Bay High staff members will have access to their building on June
Bay High's Kara Gillespie (top left), Mary Woods (center) and Anna Walker
(front) volunteered to be running guides for Jennifer Kasunich (right).
Blind fourth-grader joins Girls on the
Run with BHS student help
Jennifer Kasunick, a fourth-grader at Westerly Elementary who has been blind
since she was a baby, wanted to join Girls On The Run and train for a 5k
race. Bay High senior Mary Woods, junior Kara Gillespie, and sophomore Anna
Walker agreed to serve as her guides. They are now all
Romona's Kids! Watch the
birth date changes for 2016-17 to age 5 by August 1
The Bay Village Board of Education changed
its kindergarten eligibility birth date to age 5 by August 1 (currently
September 30), effective in the fall of 2016. Parents will continue to have
the opportunity to apply for early entrance if their child turns 5 by
January 1 of the school year of admission.
The district's kindergarten
teachers asked the board for the change based on new education standards
that require earlier exposure and mastery of higher-level learning skills.
In addition, the teachers pointed out that most other area districts have
changed the age 5 eligibility date to August 1.
Bay High choir members
toured the sites, enjoyed some shows, and performed in NYC this May.
Choir visits the Big Apple
The Bay High School choir gave
special performances at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle and the Church of
the Blessed Sacrament, two beautiful and historic churches in New York City.
While there, the group did a
little sightseeing, covering Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall,
Battery Park, the National September 11 Memorial, Wall Street and much more.
They also toured Manhattan, China Town, and Little Italy. (We understand
they may have even done a little shopping.)
Students visited Broadway to see
the shows Matilda and Jersey Boys!
Parents follow eighth-grade Washington
D.C. trip on Twitter
The annual eighth-grade trip to
our nation's capital was, once again, an awe-inspiring experience that made
the birth of our country and our democracy real for our students.
Parents and others were able to
follow the highlights of the trip as Bay Middle School teacher Scott Hack
tweeted the out the highlights, photos included. Check out his account:
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.)
Bay Village Board of Education
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
is accepting applications for
The Bay Village Schools’
12-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is accepting applications for
new members. The CAC has, for more than two decades, served in an advisory
capacity to our Board of Education. Members complete research and make
recommendations about a wide range of educational and administrative issues,
such as literature-based reading programs, benchmarking in assessing our
educational program, transportation, student fees, safety, and many others.
More information is available on
Application Form, due Friday, June 5. Here is your opportunity to help
shape the future of the Bay Village Schools in a thoughtful, tangible way!
Help the Bay
Fireworks Committee - you might win an awesome raffle prize!
Fireworks Committee is trying to raise the funds to continue our July 4
fireworks celebration at the conclusion of Bay Days. As you probably know,
the city no longer covers the entire cost of the fireworks. Although they
subsidize it, there is still a sizable difference that must be made up
through private donations. The committee has come up with several ideas to
try to raise these funds, including two raffles and tee shirt sales. [Read
Annual Tri-Bay Golf Classic
is Friday, June 12
Alumni Foundation, Bay Village Education Foundation and Bay Rockets
Association - three of the greatest support groups for our students - will
join forces once again to host the Tri-Bay Golf Classic at Sweetbriar Golf
Club on Friday, June 12.
this fun event!
accepting preschool applications
Peer models in special needs classes enjoy benefits, learn empathy and
All children aged 3 by June (2015)
and potty-trained can enroll in S.E.E.D. (Special Early Education) at the
Glenview Center for Child Care and Learning.
This unique preschool experience is taught by licensed 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, cognitive/pre-academic skills, and adaptive
behavior. A parent questionnaire also lends itself to the screening process.
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 intake process, contact Dianne Williams at 617-7322.
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