Parent Update – September 8, 2010
To avoid long lines at the ticket booth, we are encouraging all Bulldog football fans to purchase their tickets to this Friday night’s game against Mayfield during the day on Friday. Adult pre-sale tickets are $6, senior citizen (over 60 years of age) pre-sale tickets are $3 and student (grades 1-12) pre-sale tickets are $3 and all will be available for purchase at Olmsted Falls High School from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
In addition, on Friday, all students in grades 1-12 may purchase their pre-sale student tickets, at their individual school, for $3. All tickets, for adults and students, sold at the gate Friday night are $6. Senior tickets are also sold at the gate on Friday night for $3. The ticket booth opens at 6:00 p.m. on game nights. Buy your tickets early, by-pass the ticket booth and head straight to the gate. Go Bulldogs!
TWO OPEN HOUSE EVENTS REMAIN FOR FALL 2010
Tomorrow Night! Thursday, Sept. 9th: OFHS (Grades 9-12) – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 15th: Early Childhood Center – A.M. Preschool/Kindergarten 6:45-7:30 p.m.; P.M. Preschool/Kindergarten 7:30-8:15 p.m.
DID YOU KNOW?
Olmsted Falls High School posts both Daily Announcements and Weekly Bulletins on its website homepage. This is a great resource for keeping both parents and students up to date on important High School activities and events. For example: 2009-2010 Yearbooks are on sale for $60 during lunches this week and at all HOME football games.
MIDDLE SCHOOL HOMEWORK LAB BEGINS THIS WEEK
Olmsted Falls Middle School offers a daily Homework Lab for students in the morning (7:30 – 8:20 a.m.) and in the afternoon (3:40 – 4:30 p.m.). The Homework Lab takes place in the Media Center with teachers available to provide assistance to students. For the 2010-2011 Homework Lab schedule, please click here.
INTERESTING RESEARCH ON HOMEWORK
As we start back to school, and our children begin to come home with homework, our inclination, as parents, is to set up a routine for our children with a time and location where homework is to be completed. Recently, I received an email from Olmsted community resident Pete Naegele, who shared an article with me on this topic that appeared in the NY Times. Click here to read.
HIGH SCHOOL ONLY LATE START NEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15TH
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS: The first Late Start Day (High School ONLY) of the 2010-2011 school year is NEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th. To download a copy of the Late Start Schedule, please click here.
OFHS SOPHOMORE’S COMPOSITION SHOWCASED BY CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC
Congratulations to Olmsted Falls High School sophomore, Kevin Thompson, who was chosen to be one of only seventeen young composers to have their works performed by an ensemble of professional musicians this summer as part of the 2010 Young Composers Competition, hosted by the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). After submitting samples of his compositional work, Kevin was selected to have his work performed at CIM across two days this summer, June 25 and June 26. Kevin’s work, Triple Pinochle, is an exciting and playful romp that draws inspiration from several genres of American music including jazz, blues, and ragtime and is composed for clarinet, cello, and piano trio. Kevin works hard at his passion and is a member of Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Chorale at Olmsted Falls High School.
Congratulations again to Kevin on this outstanding achievement and honor!
OFHS ACADEMIC TEAM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FALL TOURNAMENT
The High School Academic Team is gearing up for another great year! On Saturday, October 2nd, Olmsted Falls High School will host an academic tournament here at the High School. Teams from across Cuyahoga, Lorain and Summit counties will be participating. It is called the Fall Kick-Off Tournament and the Bulldog Academic Team is in need of staff and parent volunteers to serve as readers for the tournament. There will be a training session for volunteer readers on Thursday, Sept. 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the HS Media Center for those who want to see exactly how each match is run and learn some of the rules ahead of the day of the tournament. It is not required, but if you have never done it before, it is definitely helpful. Any volunteer help for this exciting event would be greatly appreciated. Please e-mail Academic Team Advisor Rhonna Smith directly if you can help: email@example.com.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER HONORED FOR 35 YEARS OF SERVICE
Please join us in congratulating Middle School Science Teacher Roberta Thompson for her 35 Bulldog years of service to the Olmsted Falls School District.
Mrs. Thompson was recognized for her contributions to the District’s success during the annual General Staff Meeting held Monday, August 23rd.
SAVE THE DATES:
Thursday, September 16th – Community Meeting Re: Future of Olmsted Falls Library Branch @ 7 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of the Olmsted Falls Community Church, 7853 Main Street. The church is located across the street from the library.
Saturday, September 25th – Operation Medicine Cabinet (Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medication Drop-Off) – 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Jenkins Center. Following the success of the August Operation Medicine Cabinet – where more than 90 pounds of liquid and solid medications were collected – this second Operation Medicine Cabinet event has been scheduled. Please click here to download informational flyer.