Inside Bay Village Schools August 2014
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 WELCOME BACK!

August, 2014

We're happy you are here!

Learn a little more about our 10 new educators welcomed into our schools by clicking on the photo at left.

They are: left-to-right. top row - Scott Stelter (BHS), Sam Assad (BHS), Rachel Aldrich (BHS), Danielle Jeglie (BMS), Haley Rinas (Normandy); and bottom row - Heather Shuster (BMS); Ben Boka (BHS), Maral Demirjian (Normandy/Glenview); James Kotora (Normandy), and Amanda Anderson (BMS).

 

 

Bay Village Schools at Work: Maintenance Dept.

Kudos to our Bay Village Schools maintenance staff - they worked hard over the summer and the buildings, even with construction ongoing, are in beautiful shape for students and staff!

Daryl Stumph, Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the Bay Village City School District, describes in this short video the many ways we save tax dollars by keeping facilities maintenance work in house and making the best use of our talented maintenance staff.

Welcome new treasurer's staff!

Kevin Robertson is new treasurer

Kevin Robertson comes to Bay Village from the Sandusky City School District.

A graduate of Marietta College with a bachelor's degree in accounting, Kevin began his career in the private sector. After earning his certified public accountant (CPA) credential, he went on to work as assistant director of fiscal affairs for the Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District. Several years later, Kevin was named treasurer for the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District, the district where he grew up.

He moved to the treasurer's position at the Sandusky City School District in 2008, where he was recognized with the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence for Financial Reporting (2009-2012), the Association of School Business Professionals' Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (2009-2012), and the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction (2009-2012).

Kevin has also coached elementary and junior high basketball and Little League baseball. He and his family now make their home in Bay Village.

Treasurer's staff is new, but experienced

Casey Kirchner has taken the Accounts Payable role with the district and will also handle employee health insurance sign-ups. He holds a B.A. in accounting and financial management from Hiram College, and he formerly worked in accounts payable for Imagine Bakery in Sandusky. A resident of Lorain, Casey will be married this October.

Anne-Marie Zeuch takes over the payroll position for the district after spending a year getting an overall background in the treasurer's office. She holds a B.S. in business administration from Bowling Green State University and formerly worked as a financial systems analyst for KeyCorp. She and both her children are Bay High alumni. She resides in Bay Village with her husband.

Kevin Robertson

Treasurer

Casey Kirchner

Accts. Payable & Health Insurance

 

Anne-Marie Zeuch

Payroll

Linda Manoloff - ALS Ice Bucket Champion!

So inspiring! Mrs. Manoloff is a retired Bay Village Schools (wonderful) Spanish teacher.

Her BHS alumni sons are also amazing!

Check out their YouTube video.

BHS ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Everyone familiar with Bay High knows that this group of students and staff roll up their sleeves to help those in need and the best causes almost constantly.

So, it's no surprise that Coach Shetzer, Principal Martin, Coach Rutt and Mr. Spellman stepped up to take the ALS Ice Buck challenge even before the start of school. Hear their call outs in the video - donate or get an icy soak!

 

"Hidden in Plain Sight" to be presented at Bay High evening of October 1

"Looks can be deceiving." That's the message behind a unique traveling exhibit created by the Bath and Copley Township Police Departments. The display is called "Hidden in Plain Sight." The departments constructed what appears to be at first glance the bedroom of the average teenager. But amidst the clutter of clothing scattered on the floor, school supplies on a desk, and personal care products on a vanity are more than 150 items that can actually be signals that a young person could be involved in risky, dangerous and even illegal activity.

"Hidden in Plain Sight" will be on display at Bay High School on Wednesday, October 1.  Doors open for browsing at 6:30 p.m., with a presentation beginning at 7 p.m. The exhibit is open to adults only. There is no charge for admittance.

The audience is encouraged to explore and interact with items in the display which may be indicative that a teenager is involved in substance abuse, underage drinking, eating disorders, sexual activity and more.  Participants will be enlightened, educated and astonished.

The exhibit and presentation continue the collaboration of the Bay Village Schools and the Bay Village Police Department in educating the community's parents and adults in order to prevent risky behaviors by young people. Last year, the collaboration presented retired DEA agent Bob Stutman, who addressed the urgent need to prevent drug abuse by children who begin down the wrong path by abusing prescription drugs. 

For further information, contact Kevin Jakub, Assistant Principal at Bay Middle School at 440-617-7603 or email at

 

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Web visits from around the world

Our Bay Village City School District website attracted visits from at least 48 states* and 119 countries between August 1, 2013 and this current week in August.

Whether it is traveling Bay Village families or staff, relocated alumni, or people living in other states and parts of the world who just find us interesting, it is intriguing to see where all these visits are coming from!

It's not surprising is that the vast majority of visits came from our own schools and community -- 90%, or more than 275,000 visits.

Top 5 states (other than Ohio) visiting website last year:

Illinois 2,604
Pennsylvania 2,436
Michigan 1,479
Florida 1,403
California 1,367

Desktop computers accounted for 68 percent of the visits, mobile devices were used for 24 percent, and tablets were used for eight percent of the visits.

*Figures broken out  for Alaska and Hawaii not available.

bayvillageschools.com

(Click on map to see full visit summary.)

Top 5 non-U.S. countries (of 119) visiting the bayvillageschools.com website last year:

India 380 visits
United Kingdom 216 visits
Canada 183 visits
Philippines 149 visits
Germany 128 visits
Moira Meehan creates displays for "Year of the Horse" public art campaign

Bay High junior Moira Meehan created two, unique designs on fiberglass horses to help the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation (SCSDC) showcase Cleveland's AsiaTown community and celebrate the Year of the Horse.

Moira's "Pegasus Galaxy" was placed in front of Kocian Meats and purchased by the business. Her work, "Tangled Anatomy" was auctioned to benefit SCSDC.

Moira plans to become an attorney, but will also study art, a long-time interest of hers.

You can view all the horses from the Year of the Horse display HERE.

Moira Meehan with her brother, Peter, and her entry "Pagasus Galaxy." Peter, a Bay High 2009 graduate, is a staff member with the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation.

Katie Randazzo takes Bay Window reviewing skills international

Fans of Bay High's student newspaper, the Bay Window, will be familiar with 2014 graduate Katie Randazzo's frequent movie reviews.

Recently, Katie, who has reviewed the TV program, "Dr. Who," for Bay High, reviewed a return of the program for the British magazine Radio Times as part of a contest. Katie's review was published and you can read it here.

Katie let Bay Window advisor Colleen Lanning know that her review help at Bay High School made a difference!

Katie Randazzo

 

Bay High Key Club sponsors Cow Plop Friday, September 26

Bay High Key Club members raising funds to eliminate neonatal tetanus in third-world countries are hosting a Cow Plop at Bay High Memorial Stadium Friday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. during the Bay Rockets versus Lakewood Rangers football game.

Read more about this and other fun events that Key Club is planning to support The Eliminate Project HERE.

Bay Middle School Magazine Sale

September 3-16 - Order online at gaschoolstore.com/

School Code is 2516284

Join Music Boosters! Last year, Music Boosters purchased drum sets for Bay High and Bay Middle School, a string bass, dresses for Bay High Treble Choir, a keyboard for the choir, and Rockette flag bags, skirts and poms. Music Boosters provides ongoing support for so much more, including contest and coaching fees, uniform purchase and repair and scholarships. Support this wonderful organization which provides benefits for more than 1,000 Bay Village Schools students in grades 4-12 with a tax-deductible donation. Find a membership form and learn more HERE.
Travel Baseball -- 8U Bay Travel Baseball Tryouts on Monday September 8th and Wednesday September 10th at Bradley Park from 6-7:30 p.m. Parents can log on to baytravelbaseball.com  for more information.

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