OFCS Update – September 27, 2016

OFCS RELEASES FIRST IN SERIES OF VIDEOS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT ISSUE #117

video1_openinggraphicMany people have questions about the Zero Additional Taxes Bond Issue on the November 8th ballot.  So Olmsted Falls City Schools has put together a series of short videos (about 60 seconds each) related to this important issue.

Be sure to check out Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd in this week’s video as he explains what issue 117 is all about.  To view the new video now, please click HERE.

 


 

OFHS HAS ONE  NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST,  FOUR COMMENDED STUDENTS

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OFHS National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist Eli Tomasch

Congratulations to Eli Tomasch, who was recently named a National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist, and to four other seniors – Mark Drobnak, Morgan Finau, Ouen Mali and Molly McCafferty – who earned Commended status.

More than 1.6 million students took the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation identified the 50,000

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OFHS National Merit Scholar Commended Students

highest scorers. 16,000 of those high performers are Semifinalists, who have an opportunity to continue in the competition and advance to Finalist standing by meeting several additional requirements.

The other 34,000 high performers were named Commended Students on the basis of a national Selection Index score.

Congratulations to these fine students receiving honors in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Best wishes to Eli as he continues his journey toward possibly being named a Finalist and scholarship recipient.

 


 

OFHS MARCHING BAND NEEDS YOUR VOTE NOW AS BEST BAND

bulldogbandThe Pride of Olmsted Falls, the Bulldog Marching Band is one of 32 finalists in the Cleveland.com “Best of” contest.  It is up to the public to determine those that will advance in the competition. Voting continues until 7 a.m. Sept. 28th – THAT IS THIS WEDNESDAY!

To vote for the Bulldogs Marching Band, click HERE and go to the end of the article to cast your ballot.  Vote as often as you wish.

The top eight bands will advance to the quarterfinals. Goooo Bulldogs! As of Sunday afternoon, Olmsted Falls was in 12th place. We need your votes!

 


 

F/L BULLDOG BUDDIES PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTED IN E-MAGAZINE

falls-lenox-bulldog-buddiesLeadingAge magazine’s September/October issue features Falls-Lenox’s Bulldog Buddies program with The Renaissance. The article discusses the importance of intergenerational partnerships that have far-reaching benefits for all ages involved.  Bulldog Buddies is highlighted with its intergenerational mentoring program. Thank you to Linda Hart with Eliza Jennings, for writing and submitting this special program to the magazine.

To see the article, click HERE.

 


 

OFHS PTA RAFFLE WINNERS

bulldon-on-top-of-paw-printThe OFHS PTA wishes to thank all those who joined PTA on or before the high school open house. Congratulations to the following raffle winners:

Joanie Gedeon – winner of the basketball basket filled with snacks and candy

Donna Langenderfer – winner of the $25 Subway gift card

Katie Moore – winner of the $25 Disney gift card

Julie Sicking – winner of the $25 Disney gift card

Thank you to all members for your continued support of PTA!

 


 

OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND COLLEGE PREPARATIONS – TONIGHT @ LAKE RIDGE ACADEMY

LRA-2016SinglePageParents and students are invited to attend the Your Teen event, Navigating the College Process at 6:30 p.m. TONIGHT September 27th at Lake Ridge Academy.

The first 20 to register for this event will be eligible for the “Be A Model” raffle.  One winner will be chosen and one teenager in that winning family will be featured as a model within Your Teen Magazine.

This free event offers a valuable opportunity to gather more information about college:  the admissions process, paying for college, discovering a passion and more.  A parent expo begins at 6:30 followed by the program at 7 that includes speakers on paying for college, college admission process and others.  New this year – parents of grade 8 students for a special presentation on building a great high school experience.  To view a flyer of the event, click HERE.  Register by visiting yourteenmag.com/register-lra-2016.

 


 

 

PARENTS/STUDENTS: SEVERAL COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

college-and-coffee_-flyer-fall-2016The OFHS guidance counselors invite parents to this year’s Coffee & College informational sessions about the college application process. The morning sessions are from 8-9 a.m. October 10th and November 7th in the OFHS Media Center. The next evening session is from 6-7 p.m.* on October 24th in OFHS Room W3. (*Please note change in start time for evening events.)  All are on Mondays. To see an informational flyer, click HERE.

bw-essay-workshop-2016-flyerParents and students: Learn the ins and outs of applying for financial aid at the October 17th Financial Aid Night that College Now of Greater Cleveland will present in the OFHS Auditorium.  Topics for the 7-8 p.m. meeting include helping file FAFSA  and other financial-related forms; personalized financial aid guidance, NEW deadlines and resources.  OF students also may apply for scholarships who meet eligibility requirements.  Contact the Guidance Department, 440-427-6116, to set up an appointment.  A flyer is available by clicking HERE.

The Greater Cleveland West Suburban College Fair will be from 6:30-8 p.m. October 3rd at Baldwin-Wallace University’s Lou Higgins Recreation Center. Representatives from 140 colleges and universities will be at this event.

Baldwin Wallace University will present a College Essay Writing Workshop from 9-11 a.m. on Saturdays, October 15th and 29th, in the OFHS Media Center.  This two-part workshop will help perfect your college entrance essay. BW personnel will present information and students are encouraged to bring their essays for critique from the admissions point of view.  Sign up for this event in Naviance.

The PSAT will be administered at OFHS on Wednesday, October 19th.  College-bound sophomores and juniors are encouraged to sign up.  The cost is $15.  Students should sign up in the guidance office. Seats are limited.

Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website for upcoming dates and important information by clicking HERE.

 


 

OFCS LAUNCHES OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT!

twitterOlmsted Falls City School District is now on Twitter!  Follow us @OFCSDistrict for the latest Bulldog news and information.

Did You Know?  All five Olmsted Falls school buildings are now on Twitter!

Follow any or all of our outstanding buildings on the following accounts:

Olmsted Falls High School  @ofhsbulldogs

Olmsted Falls Middle School  @ofmsbulldogs

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School  @ofisbulldogs

Falls-Lenox  Primary School  @FLbulldog

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center  @ECCBulldogs


 

FILL THE TRUCK CLOTHING DRIVE IS NEXT MONTH

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OFMA will also sponsor a Fill the Truck fundraiser as it partners with Easter Seals Northern Ohio again.

The clothing drive will be in the Board of Education’s parking lot on Oct. 22nd and 23rd.

For more details, view the flyer by clicking HERE.

 


 

Post Prom 2017 graphicPOST PROM INVITES PARENTS TO UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS 

 

Senior Parents – Please join us at our regular monthly meetings which are held at 7PM in the Media Center at Olmsted Falls High School on the third Wednesday of each month.  We look forward to seeing you on October 19, 2016!

tonyk-coupon-night-101216CURRENT FUNDRAISERS:

Dine-in or Carry Out at Tony K’s:

  • Wednesday, October 12, anytime from 11a – midnight
  • Present a hard copy of the coupon on the date listed above, and Tony K’s will donate 25% of your food & non-alcoholic beverage purchases to Olmsted Falls Post Prom 2017.  Click HERE to download a copy of the coupon.
  • Tony K’s 841 W. Bagley Road, OH 44017

bulldog-spirit-bracelets-flyer-nifty-dog-shop3Bulldog Spirit Bracelets:

  • Thank you to Nifty Dog Shop (25596 Mill St) in Grand Pacific Junction for having our bracelets for sale. Please stop by anytime, they will be available for the next several months.

To keep up-to-date on important information:

Like our Facebook page:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee

Follow our Twitter page:  @OFpostprom2017

Questions can be directed to: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com

 

 


 

 


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS


 

ALL INVITED TO FALLS DAY IN THE PARK – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND

pumpkinThe Olmsted Falls Parks & Recreation Board will sponsor the annual Falls Day in the Park from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, October 2nd at East River Park.  Come and enjoy an afternoon of free family fun, including music, kid’s activities, jugglers, face painting, crafters and other vendors.  Food and refreshments will be available. The Olmsted Falls High School marching band also will perform.

 


 

SIGN UP FOR A NEW LIBRARY CARD – WIPE OUT ANY FINES

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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Kids in grades Pre-k through 12 may redeem a special bookmark at any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch for a free gift (while supplies last), a new library card and fine forgiveness during this month.

All students in grades preschool to 5 will receive the bookmark at school.  Bookmarks also will be available in the main office for students at OFMS and OFHS.  They then may redeem it at Olmsted Falls branch library or any other in that system.

 


 

VENDORS NEEDED FOR OCC’S HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

craft-fairThe Olmsted Community Center is accepting applications for its Holiday Home & Craft Shoppe.  The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 12th at the Center.  The price for an 8-foot space is $35.

Last year the show saw more than 500 attendees.  A space application form can be found at www.olmstedcc.com.

 


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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – September 15, 2016

A MESSAGE FROM OFCS SUPERINTENDENT DR. JIM LLOYD

ofcs-quality-profileToday the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released their annual Local Report Card (LRC). In Olmsted Falls, we’ve always welcomed high standards, and accountability. Our educational philosophy is to inspire and empower our students; not to score high on our state report card. At Olmsted Falls City Schools we feel that a single set of standardized tests that continue to change from year to year is not an accurate representation of our school or student success. I believe that it is professionally irresponsible to publicly report information that has been deemed “unreliable” by Ohio’s elected officials.

We are committed to sharing important information about the academic, financial and operational goals and challenges our schools are facing with our community. That is something no state report card had ever been able to share. As such, we are proud to share with residents the first Executive Summary Quality Profile. This is an easy to read report that shares key data in six critical areas of our district’s focus. Residents can see for themselves what our priorities are for using technology in our schools, how we are integrating a 21st century approach to learning, how do our finances compare to other area school districts, how do learning environments impact student success and much more. Each area includes our 2016-17 goals as well as data that is specific to that focus area.

This honest look provides a more complete view of the excellent value that Olmsted Falls City Schools offers and is being mailed to every resident. However you can view this report online now by clicking HERE.

I hope you will take some time to review this Quality Profile so you can see for yourself all the amazing ways that Olmsted Falls City Schools is continuing to inspire and empower all students.

Sincerely,
Dr. Jim Lloyd
Superintendent


 

NATIONAL PTA RECOGNIZES OLMSTED FALLS’ PTAS – LOCAL UNITS, SCHOOLS HONORED

schoolofexcellence_logoOlmsted Falls PTA Council is pleased to announce that Falls-Lenox/ECC, Olmsted Falls Intermediate School, Olmsted Falls Middle School and Olmsted Falls High School have all been recognized as National PTA Schools of Excellence. The School of Excellence designation is the highest honor awarded by National PTA and recognizes schools for their strong and effective family school partnerships.

“This recognition is the direct result of the hard work and commitment to family-school engagement by the Olmsted Falls community and the school staff,” said Kelly Walker, president of the Olmsted Falls PTA Council.  “We consider ourselves fortunate to be a part of both the community and the school district.”

National PTA has recognized 173 schools nationwide and Olmsted Falls is honored to be included within this prestigious group.

“It is the vision of the Olmsted Falls City School District to inspire and empower all of its students.  While we have several entities that help make that vision a reality, perhaps our strongest and most enabling district partner is the Olmsted Falls City School District PTA,” said Dr. Jim Lloyd, Superintendent of Olmsted Falls City School District. “Our district is so fortunate to have such a dedicated group of parent volunteers who invest their hearts and souls into our schools to help keep them strong and vibrant, and we extend sincere congratulations to our local PTA units on this well-deserved recognition.”

For additional information about the National PTA School of Excellence Program, please click HERE, and/or contact Olmsted Falls PTA Council President Kelly Walker at klwalker826@earthlink.net.

 


 

OFHS RETAINS OLMSTED CUP IN CROSS COUNTRY

Congratulations to the Bulldog cross-country teams with their dominant performance in defending the Olmsted Cup Tuesday.   The boys and girls teams ran extremely well and crushed rival North Olmsted in a combined score of 76- 41, the biggest margin of victory in the three-year history of the race.

Both teams had the overall winner, with Sarah Makari victorious for the third time and Griffin Purdy winning for the boys. Also scoring and leading the girls to victory were Hannah McCullar, Madi Sobieski, Kaylee Gomez and Abbey Clark, while helping Griffin on the boys side were Andrew Gluvna, Daylon Amposta, Ryan Kolesar and Joe Backus.  The team will next be in action this Saturday at the Galion Invitational.  Great job, Bulldog, in keeping the cup at OFHS.

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OFCS LAUNCHES OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT!

twitterOlmsted Falls City School District is now on Twitter!  Follow us @OFCSDistrict for the latest Bulldog news and information.

Did You Know?  All five Olmsted Falls school buildings are now on Twitter!

Follow any or all of our outstanding buildings on the following accounts:

Olmsted Falls High School  @ofhsbulldogs

Olmsted Falls Middle School  @ofmsbulldogs

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School  @ofisbulldogs

Falls-Lenox  Primary School  @FLbulldog

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center  @ECCBulldogs

 


 

COMMUNITY COFFEE CHATS WITH DR. LLOYD – NEXT WEEK

coffeecupJoin Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd for a cup of coffee and conversation regarding Olmsted Falls City Schools.  Dr. Lloyd will be available to answer questions and discuss hot topics in the district with residents – including the Zero Additional Taxes November Bond Issue.

Please join Dr. Lloyd at:

The Village Bean, 8143 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls

  • This Monday, September 19th from 12-1 pm
  • This Tuesday, September 20th from 8-9 am

 


 

 

READ ALL ABOUT IT – LATEST ‘MUSICAL NOTES’ AND LINKS TO HALFTIME PERFORMANCES

Olmsted_Falls_MusicThe September edition of the Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Musical Notes is available by clicking HERE.  Anyone wishing to submit photos or information for the October newsletter should be sent to Kathy Harris Green, kgreen@chnnet.com, by Friday, September 23rd.

To view the OFHS band halftime performance against Westlake on September 2nd, click HERE.

The September 9th performance at Lakewood is HERE.

OFMA will also sponsor a Fill the Truck fundraiser as it partners with Easter Seals Northern Ohio again.  The clothing drive will be in the Board of Education’s parking lot on Oct. 22nd and 23rd. For more details, view the flyer by clicking HERE.

 


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OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND COLLEGE PREPARATIONS

Parents and students are invited to attend the Your Teen event, Navigating the College Process at 6:30 p.m. September 27th at Lake Ridge Academy.

The first 20 to register for this event will be eligible for the “Be A Model” raffle.  One winner will be chosen and one teenager in that winning family will be featured as a model within Your Teen Magazine.

This free event offers a valuable opportunity to gather more information about college:  the admissions process, paying for college, discovering a passion and more.  A parent expo begins at 6:30 followed by the program at 7 that includes speakers on paying for college, college admission process and others.  New this year – parents of grade 8 students for a special presentation on building a great high school experience.  To view a flyer of the event, click HERE.  Register by visting yourteenmag.com/register-lra-2016.


 

POST PROM INVITES PARENTS TO MEETINGS; HELP/ATTEND FUNDRAISERS

Class of 2017 logoSenior Parents – Please join us at our regular monthly meetings which are held at 7 p.m. in the OFHS  Media Center on the third Wednesday of each month.  We look forward to seeing you on September 21, 2016! bulldog-spirit-bracelets-flyer-092316

CURRENT FUNDRAISERS:

Bulldog Spirit Bracelets:

  • Thank you to Nifty Dog Shop (25596 Mill St) in Grand Pacific Junction for having our bracelets for sale. Please stop by anytime, they will be available for the next several months.
  • We will have a booth at the Olmsted Falls Varsity Football game on Friday, September 23. Please stop by to purchase a Bulldog Spirit bracelet!

Wing Night at Razzles:

  • Saturday, September 24, from 7:30 -9:30 p.m.wing night post prom sept 2016
  • $20 ticket includes wings, pizza, beer, and dessert
  • Chinese raffle, side boards, door prizes, music from a local DJ
  • Tickets sold at the door or in advance from Shari Zbin,sharizbin@sbcglobal.net
    • Please email Shari if you can help with the following:
      • Donate a raffle basket
      • Have items to contribute to a raffle basket
      • Purchase tickets in advance
      • Volunteer the night of the event

To keep up-to-date on important information:

Like our Facebook page:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee

Follow our Twitter page:  @OFpostprom2017

Questions can be directed to: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com


 

PARENTS/STUDENTS: SEVERAL COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

college-and-coffee_-flyer-fall-2016The OFHS guidance counselors invite parents to this year’s Coffee & College informational sessions about the college application process. The morning sessions are from 8-9 a.m. October 10th and November 7th in the OFHS Media Center. The evening sessions are from 6-7 p.m.* September 26th and October 24th in OFHS Room W3. (*Please note change in start time for evening events.)  All are on Mondays. To see an informational flyer, click HERE.

bw-essay-workshop-2016-flyerParents and students: Learn the ins and outs of applying for financial aid at the October 17th Financial Aid Night that College Now of Greater Cleveland will present in the OFHS Auditorium.  Topics for the 7-8 p.m. meeting include helping file FAFSA  and other financial-related forms; personalized financial aid guidance, NEW deadlines and resources.  OF students also may apply for scholarships who meet eligibility requirements.  Contact the Guidance Department, 440-427-6116, to set up an appointment.  A flyer is available by clicking HERE.

Baldwin Wallace University will present a College Essay Writing Workshop from 9-11 a.m. on Saturdays, October 15th and 29th, in the OFHS Media Center.  This two-part workshop will help perfect your college entrance essay. BW personnel will present information and students are encouraged to bring their essays for critique from the admissions point of view.  Sign up for this event in Naviance.

Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website for upcoming dates and important information by clicking HERE.

 


 

HELPING HANDS UPDATING INFORMATION – NEEDS EMAIL ADDRESSES

HH logoHelping Hands is currently recreating its parent email list. If you would like to receive emails from Helping Hands about upcoming events, please email Mariel Krakowiak at mkrakowiak@ofcs.net.

Please include your first and last name as well as the preferred email address to be used.

Thank you in advance for helping this group reach out to our community.

 


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS


 

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY FOR POLARIS’ 9/23 CLAMBAKE

clam-bakeSpots are still available for the Polaris Career Center’s Clambake Fundraiser set for 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23rd in the Polaris Commons.  The cost is $40, which includes steamed clams and a buffet of roasted chicken, sausage, clam chowder, corn on the cob, red-skinned potatoes, cole slaw, fruit salad, mac and cheese, desserts and beverages. The award-winning culinary academy chefs and students will prepare the entire meal.

Register today by emailing friendsofpolaris@gmail.com or text 216-337-2329. Be sure to include names of those attending and if you have any special seating requests. Admission must be paid in advance. Cash and checks will be accepted.  Checks should be made payable to Citizens for Quality Career-Technical Education. Payments may be mailed or dropped off to the attention of Doug Miller at Polaris, 7285 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Heights, OH  44130.


SIGN UP FOR A NEW LIBRARY CARD – WIPE OUT ANY FINES

Book mark

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Kids in grades Pre-k through 12 may redeem a special bookmark at any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch for a free gift (while supplies last), a new library card and fine forgiveness during this month.

All students in grades preschool to 5 will receive the bookmark at school.  Bookmarks also will be available in the main office for students at OFMS and OFHS.  They then may redeem it at Olmsted Falls branch library or any other in that system.


PARENTS: LIVING WITH ALLERGIES TALK AT WESTLAKE LIBRARY

Connecting for Kids (CFK) provides education and support to families with concerns about their children.  It is sponsoring a 7 p.m. September 20th discussion about food allergies, safe ways to set up your home and tips for eating out.  Dr. Brian Schroer of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital is the speaker. Free childcare is available, but all who wish to attend must register at connectingforkids.org/register, emailing info@connectingforkids.org or calling 440-250-5563.  To see an event flyer, click HERE.


NATIVE SONS AND DAUGHTERS GROUP INVITES PARENTS/KIDS TO RECRUITING RALLY

natives-sons-and-daughtersFind out everything you want to know about the Crooked River Local Longhouse at its Recruiting Rally & Cookout from 6-8 p.m. on either September 21st or 22nd.  The Native Sons and Daughters will provide hot dogs, drinks, dessert, music, activities, crafts and displays at the picnic that will be at the William J. Green Picnic Area, which is off of Valley Parkway near Baldwin Lake.  It is south of South Quarry Lane and north of Eastland Road in Berea.  You need only attend one of the two picnics to learn about the group and join. The program is geared toward children ages 5 and older.

To learn more about the Longhouse, view its flyer by clicking HERE. The flyer has a picture that youngsters may color and bring it to the recruiting rally to receive a prize.


pumpkinALL INVITED TO FALLS DAY IN THE PARK OCTOBER 2ND

The Olmsted Falls Parks & Recreation Board will sponsor the annual Falls Day in the Park from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, October 2nd at East River Park.  Come and enjoy an afternoon of free family fun, including music, kid’s activities, jugglers, face painting, crafters and other vendors.  Food and refreshments will be available. The Olmsted Falls High School marching band also will perform.

 


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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers

 

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OFCS Update – September 1, 2016

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No-School1FOUR-DAY WEEKEND:  NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY AND MONDAY! stars-bars-labor-day

There will be no school THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND due to a district-wide staff development day. Also, there will be no school THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH to celebrate the Labor Day holiday.

Enjoy the long weekend. We’ll see students back in their classrooms on Tuesday, September 6th.


LATEST OFCS VIDEO SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON DISTRICT’S STRATEGIC PLAN 

Olmsted Falls City Schools is proud to share another new video with our Bulldog community.  This latest video focuses on the implementation of the District’s Strategic Plan. Simply click on the image below to view the new video on our District website.  We invite you to share the link with family, friends and neighbors.

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MUSIC ASSOCIATION HAS SEPT. 7 MEETING, FILL THE TRUCK FUNDRAISER IN OCTOBER

Olmsted_Falls_MusicThe next Olmsted Falls Music Association’s meeting is at 7 p.m., this Wednesday, September 7th in the OFHS choir room.

OFMA will also sponsor a Fill the Truck fundraiser as it partners with Easter Seals Northern Ohio again.  The clothing drive will be in the Board of Education’s parking lot on Oct. 22nd and 23rd. For more details, view the flyer by clicking HERE.


OCO SUMMER CAMP KIDS RAISE FUNDS TO PURCHASE WAGON FOR THEIR FRIENDS AT THE ECC 

Wagon PhotoOFCS students and parents prove once again what a wonderful and caring community in which we live. Over the summer months, the children of Olmsted Community Outreach’s summer camp program raised money to purchase a specially designed wagon for the special needs children at the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center.

Special thanks go out to Cheryl Fudale for spearheading this project, and to the OCO children and their families for participating. The summer campers had fun making crafts for the OCO craft show, selling lemonade, and playing balloon pop while learning a valuable lesson in community service.

Pictured (L-R): Valarie Guy, OCO Director, ECC Staff Franca DeMuth & Suzanne Kramer, and Cheryl Fudale, OCO & ECC staff.


LRA-2016SinglePageOPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND COLLEGE PREPARATIONS

Parents and students are invited to attend the Your Teen event, Navigating the College Process at 6:30 p.m. September 27th at Lake Ridge Academy.

This free event offers a valuable opportunity to gather more information about college:  the admissions process, paying for college, discovering a passion and more.  A parent expo begins at 6:30 followed by the program at 7 that includes speakers on paying for college, college admission process and others.  New this year – parents of grade 8 students for a special presentation on building a great high school experience.  To view a flyer of the event, click HERE.  Register by visting yourteenmag.com/register-lra-2016.


CalendarGraphicIMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES

OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

September 6th – 8th Grade Parent Night (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

September 7th – 7th Grade Parent Night from (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)


POST PROM INVITES PARENTS TO MEETINGS; SPONSORS FUNDRAISERS

Post Prom 2017 graphicDear Senior Class Parents: We invite you to be part of the 2017 Post Prom Committee! 2017 Post Prom will be held at the school from Midnight – 3AM on Sunday May 21, 2017. There are still several committee and volunteer opportunities available! Please join us at our regular monthly meetings which are held at 7PM in the Media Center at Olmsted Falls High School on the third Wednesday of each month. We look forward to seeing you on September 21, 2016!

PostProm 2017 Blog updated June 5 jewelryPost Prom will have a booth at the Olmsted Falls varsity football game September 23.  Please stop by to purchase a Bulldog Spirit bracelet, of which varieties are also available at Nifty Dog Shop, 25596 Mill St., in the Grand Pacific Junction. The shop will have the bracelets for sale over the next several months.

Wing Night at Razzles:

  • wing night post prom sept 2016Saturday, September 24, from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • $20 ticket includes wings, pizza, beverage, and dessert
  • Chinese raffle, side boards, door prizes, music from a local DJ
  • Tickets sold at the door or in advance from Shari Zbin,sharizbin@sbcglobal.net
  • To view a flyer of the event, click HERE.
    • Please email Shari if you can help with the following:
      • Donate a raffle basket
      • Have items to contribute to a raffle basket
      • Purchase tickets in advance
      • Volunteer the night of the event

To keep up-to-date on important information, like the Post Prom Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee; follow the Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017 or send an email to bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com.


HELPING HANDS UPDATING INFORMATION – NEEDS EMAIL ADDRESSES

HH logoHelping Hands is currently recreating its parent email list. If you would like to receive emails from Helping Hands about upcoming events, please email Mariel Krakowiak at mkrakowiak@ofcs.net.

Please include your first and last name as well as the preferred email address to be used.

Thank you in advance for helping this group reach out to our community.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS


SIGN UP FOR A NEW LIBRARY CARD – WIPE OUT ANY FINES

Book mark

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Kids in grades Pre-k through 12 may redeem a special bookmark at any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch for a free gift (while supplies last), a new library card and fine forgiveness during this month.

All students in grades preschool to 5 will receive the bookmark at school.  Bookmarks also will be available in the main office for students at OFMS and OFHS.  They then may redeem it at Olmsted Falls branch library or any other in that system.


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JOIN CUB SCOUTING IN OLMSTED FALLS – MEETING NEXT THURSDAY – SEPT. 8TH

Boys in grades 1 through 5 and their parents/guardians are invited to a Cub Scout Open House on Thursday, September 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Falls Gym at Falls-Lenox Primary School. Meet Cub Scout Packs 102 and 252, learn about what they do, and find out how your son can join the fun! For more information email OFallsPack102@gmail.com or cubscoutmaster252@gmail.com.


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OCC’S SATURDAY ACTIVITY NIGHTS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 10TH

Kids in grades 2-6 are invited to this year’s first Saturday Activity Night at Olmsted Community Center. The theme is Bulldog Pride Night. Be sure to wear your Olmsted Falls spirit gear. Enjoy crafts, games, food and a 3D laser lights. For more details, call 440-427-1599 or go to olmstedcc.com. Click HERE to view a flyer of September activities.


PARENTS: LIVING WITH ALLERGIES TALK AT WESTLAKE LIBRARY

Connecting for Kids (CFK) provides education and support to families with concerns about their children.  It is sponsoring a 7 p.m. September 20th discussion about food allergies, safe ways to set up your home and tips for eating out.  Dr. Brian Schroer of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital is the speaker. Free childcare is available, but all who wish to attend must register at connectingforkids.org/register, emailing info@connectingforkids.org or calling 440-250-5563.  To see an event flyer, click HERE.


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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers

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OFCS Update – August 26, 2016

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CHECK OUT OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT ON FACEBOOK!

Olmsted Falls City School District has launched an official district Facebook page.  The new page helps further expand the district’s reach in our ongoing effort to proactively communicate with our OFCSD community.  We invite you to visit and Like our new page today!

OFCSD Facebook Page

You can find the new Facebook page for Olmsted Falls Schools at:

https://www.facebook.com/olmstedfallsschools.


CP_leftYOUNGER BULLDOGS MARCH WITH BAND, THEN WATCH PREVIEW SHOW

young girl playing drums with OFHS bandThe Pride of Olmsted Falls – the Bulldog marching band – grew by many smaller feet last Saturday.  Preschoolers through grade 5 students marched alongside band members, with some carrying toy instruments or their own pompoms. They also got a chance to learn about various instruments on a one-on-one basis and even play youngster playing trumpet with OFHS bandthem! Later, they were invited to watch the Bulldog Marching Band’s Preview Show.

The slight rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits as the youngsters and their parents, band parents and community members watched the more than 320 band members take the football field and perform pregame and half-time shows.  Everyone enjoy the performances.

To view the Itty Bitty Bulldogs marching with the band, click HERE; the band’s entrance into the stadium, click HERE; the pregame show, click HERE; the introduction of band officers, click HERE and the half-time show, click HERE.


CHECKOUT BULLDOG ATHLETIC INFORMATION ON THE NEW ATHLETICS WEBSITE

Be sure to check out the new Bulldog Athletics website for schedules and the latest news on your Bulldog athletic teams!

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Visit www.olmstedfallsathletics.net today!

Good luck to all of our Bulldogs athletes this fall!  LET’S GO BULLDOGS!!


CP_leftANNUAL HELPING HANDS TAILGATE PARTY – TONIGHT!

HH logoThose attending the Helping Hands Tailgate at tonight’s football game are reminded to wear bulldog gear and help cheer the team to victory.  Food and fun from 6-7 p.m.; varsity football game starts at 7 p.m.

Helping Hands participants and chaperones will sit in the designated bleachers at the south end of the football field. After entering the stadium walk along the path in front of the AWAY bleachers, toward the scoreboard end of the stadium. Look for the tent which will have tables for our food, and tables to sit and eat.


Final Concentric+5 Logo Big Dif fontBULLDOG STAFF HONORED FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE

OFCSD recognized staff members for their years of service to the district and community at the annual opening day staff meeting to start the 2016-2017 school year  Employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 “Bulldog years” received acknowledgement before their peers for their contributions to the District’s success over the years.

Congratulations to ALL of this year’s honorees!

10 Year Bulldogs

10 Year Bulldogs (listed alphabetically)Zachary Acerra, Eve Ballas, Mary Pat Burk, Bryce Burkhard, Lisa Clelland-Williams, Joanna Fulton, Eve Hollingsworth, Dyanne Koch, Angela Kostraba, Angelina Lanza, Amanda Marsco, Kelly McClellan, Brandy Richmond Smith, Rochelle Sanfilippo and Crystal VonAlt.

15 Year Bulldogs

15 YearBulldogs (listed alphabetically) : Helga Allen, Felicia Anderson, Jennifer Atkins, Katherine Barber, Maria Bartulica, Karen Corrigan, Erica Caso, Jeannine Gilliland, Donna Livingston, Mary Lopata, Tracey McGrain, Doreen McLellan, Mark Kurz, Adam Mieyal, Gina Pilko, Leslie Sparks, Wren Timura, Mary Kay Turner, Jeffrey Van Arnhem, Elizabeth Vasco, Renee Wagner and Eileen Wallace.

 

20 Year Bulldogs20 YearBulldogs (listed alphabetically): Deborah Baron, Holly Curran, Patricia Elek, Theresa Klan, Louvonda Lenart, Lynn Morgan. Ann Plachko, Pamela Rickard, Amber West and Brian Wilson.

 25 Year Bulldogs

30 Year Bulldogs35 Year Bulldogs25 Year Bulldogs (listed alphabetically): Michele Buck, Daniel Dame, Franca DeMuth, Jean Double, Teresa Haun, Bernie Lofredo, Karen Megery, Tammy Mlady and Debbie Weisbarth.  

30 Years of Service (listed alphabetically)Michelle LaGruth, John Stover and David Willson.

35 Years of Service: Raymon Terry.

 


IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES (BY BUILDING)

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August 29th – OFHS Open House @ 7:00 p.m.

OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

September 6th – 8th Grade Parent Night (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

September 7th – 7th Grade Parent Night from (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL

TONIGHT – August 25th – 1st Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

August 30th: First Day of Preschool for Typical Peers


 bulldog hockeySTILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR ANNUAL OLMSTED FALLS HOCKEY GOLF OUTING SATURDAY

The Olmsted Falls Hockey Team will host its annual golf outing this SATURDAY, AUGUST 27th at Emerald Woods.  Enjoy a day on the golf course and support OFHS Hockey at the same time.  Lunch and dinner served.

For additional information, click HERE to download the event pamphlet.

For sponsorship information, please click HERE.


POST PROM STARTS NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH FUNDRAISER OPPORTUNITIES – FINAL DAYS FOR CAR WASH SPECIAL

Class of 2017 logoStudents, parents, staff and community can support Post Prom with any or all of the following:

Berea Laser Wash 1425 W. Bagley Rd – Use code “2170” when you get your car washed through August 31st and Post Prom will get $2 back per car wash!  Thanks to all those who have been entering the code all summer long – this simple fundraiser launched July 1st!

PostProm 2017 Blog updated June 5 jewelryBulldog Spirit Bracelets – Now available at the Nifty Dog Shop (25596 Mill St) in Grand Pacific Junction!  Please stop by anytime, they will be available for the next several months.  

razzlesWing Night at Razzles – Saturday, September 24, from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  20 ticket includes wings, pizza, beverages, and dessert.  Chinese raffle, side boards, door prizes, music from a local DJ.  Tickets sold at the door or in advance from Shari Zbin, sharizbin@sbcglobal.netPlease email Shari to donate a raffle basket, pick up a raffle basket or items for a raffle basket, and/or to purchase tickets in advance.

To keep up-to-date on important information from the Post Prom Committee:

Like our Facebook page:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee

Follow our Twitter page:  @OFpostprom2017

Questions can be directed to bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS


OLMSTED TOWNSHIP BICENTENNIAL HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION CELEBRATION – THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH FROM 11 AM TO 2 PM

BMC CELEBRATEOT DAY FLYERThe community is invited to Celebrate Olmsted Township and its Bicentennial Historical Marker Celebration this Saturday, August 27th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Olmsted Township Town Hall Complex  at 26900 Cook Road (@ intersection of Fitch Road).

For more information including time schedule of events, please click HERE.


 

football-clip-artFLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR BOYS & GIRLS GRADES K-6; REGISTER BY AUGUST 30TH

Recreational Flag Football league sponsored by the City of Olmsted Falls for boys and girls begins in September.  This Flag Football league is open to boys & girls in grades K- 6th.  For additional details, please click HERE to download official flyer.  Please Note: Registration deadline has been extended through August 3oth.


SIGN UP FOR A NEW LIBRARY CARD – WIPE OUT ANY FINES

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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Kids in grades Pre-k through 12 may redeem a special bookmark at any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch for a free gift (while supplies last), a new library card and fine forgiveness during September.

All students in grades preschool to 5 will receive the bookmark at school.  Bookmarks also will be available in the main office for students at OFMS and OFHS.  They then may redeem it at Olmsted Falls branch library or any other in that system.


CubScoutsLogo-FullColorJOIN CUB SCOUTING IN OLMSTED FALLS

Boys in grades 1 through 5 and their parents/guardians are invited to a Cub Scout Open House on Thursday, September 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Falls Gym at Falls-Lenox Primary School. Meet Cub Scout Packs 102 and 252, learn about what they do, and find out how your son can join the fun! For more information email OFallsPack102@gmail.com or cubscoutmaster252@gmail.com.


 

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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers

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OFCS Update – August 20, 2016

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MARCHING BAND PREVIEW SHOW TONIGHT; KIDS INVITED EARLY TO MARCH W/BAND

2016 Preview Show FlyerOFMA bulldog and noteAttn: Preschoolers to 5th Graders!  You are invited to march with the Pride of Olmsted Falls Bulldog Marching Band ahead of TONIGHT’s PREVIEW SHOW.

Bring your instruments or pom-poms to the practice field (located in front of the high school) TONIGHT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH AT 6:30 P.M.

FOLLOWED BY:

THE BULLDOG MARCHING BAND’S PREVIEW SHOW

7 P.M. @ CHARLES A. HARDING MEMORIAL STADIUM.

PARENTS, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY – ALL INVITED!


STAFF MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS HELP WELCOME STUDENTS BACK TO BUILDINGS

FullSizeRender_2IMG_7652Across the Olmsted Falls School District on Wednesday, August 17th, students in grades 1-12 were welcomed back for the start of the 2016-2017 school year by Bulldog staff members and volunteers.

Friendly faces greeted students as they got off buses and were available to help guide students to their classrooms.

Thanks to all who were on hand to assist – especially our parent volunteers helping out our younger students and our Middle School student WEB leaders who assisted fellow middle school students!

To view additional photos of first week of school arrivals / departures, please click HERE.


OFHS WELCOMES FRESHMEN CLASS WITH NEW ORIENTATION PROGRAM

DSC_0309DSC_0287Freshmen students began their first day of high school by participating in a new orientation program designed to familiarize them with the building, their class schedule and the many opportunities awaiting them at OFHS.  Advisors for the many student extracurricular activities set up tables around the edge of the cafeteria to allow freshmen the opportunity to learn more about activities of interest to them.

Following Freshmen Orientation, all students in grades 9 to 12 were treated to a welcome back cookout served by building administrators, guidance counselors and other staff volunteers.  Students enjoyed burgers, salad, watermelon and a cookie prepared by the District’s awesome food service staff.

To view additional photos from Freshmen Orientation and the OFHS First Day Cookout, please click HERE.


REMINDER: RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION UPDATES WERE DUE BY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR GRADES 1-12

importantAll student information updates and forms for the 2016-2017 school year SHOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETED ONLINE BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL THIS PAST WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH (for students in grades 1-12).  The purpose of this annual update is to verify the information we have on file for your child(ren), allow you the opportunity to make changes if necessary, and submit all required start-of-the-year forms electronically (including Emergency Medical Authorization, Emergency Contacts, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.).   It is very important that we have the most up-to-date and accurate information on each student, and we appreciate your immediate attention to this annual update if you have not yet completed.  
The link to access this online registration system for returning students is located within your PowerSchool Parent Account.  To access your account now, please click HERE.  Once logged in, please click on the “2016-2017 Returning Student Registration” to proceed.

If you need assistant accessing your PowerSchool Parent Account, please contact the school office at your child’s building first thing Monday morning.  For your convenience, following are the office numbers for each school building:

Falls-Lenox Primary School #427-6400

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School #427-6500

Olmsted Falls Middle School  #427-6200

Olmsted Falls High School  #427-6100

Thank you for your time and attention to this important matter, and thank you for your continuing support of Olmsted Falls Schools.


IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES (BY BUILDING)

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August 29th – OFHS Open House @ 7:00 p.m.

OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

September 6th – 8th Grade Parent Night (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

September 7th – 7th Grade Parent Night from (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

OLMSTED FALLS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

August 24th:   Individual School Picture Day

August 24th:   5th Grade Open House  (7:00 p.m.)

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL

August 22nd – 3rd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 23rd – 2nd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 25th – 1st Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

August 22nd:  First Day of Kindergarten (A.M.: 7:55 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; P.M.: 11:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.; FULL DAY: 7:55 a.m.-2:25 p.m.)

August 22nd: Preschool Orientation (A.M. Students: 9:00-10:00 a.m.; P.M. Students: 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Ms. Kay’s Students please attend AM session)

August 23rd:  First Day of Preschool for Students with IEPs

August 30th: First Day of Preschool for Typical Peers


RSVP BY THIS TUESDAY NIGHT FOR ANNUAL HELPING HANDS TAILGATE PARTY

HH logoAll Bulldogs are invited to attend the annual Helping Hands Tailgate on Friday, August 26th.  Bring friend, wear your bulldog gear, and help cheer the Bulldogs on to a victory!  Food and fun from 6-7 p.m.; Varsity football game starts at 7 p.m.

Helping Hands participants and chaperones will sit in the designated bleachers at the south end of the football field. After entering the stadium walk along the path in front of the AWAY bleachers, toward the scoreboard end of the stadium. Look for the tent which will have tables for our food, and tables to sit and eat. We encourage parents of special needs students to attend the game too, especially if this is their first Helping Hands event.  Helping Hands will be providing food and drink for all special needs families this year!

Please RSVP to Mariel Krakowiak at mkrakowiak@ofcs.net by Tuesday, August 23 at 10 pm with the following: Group Name, Number of Adults, Number of Children, and any food restrictions (Helping Hands will try their best to accommodate.)

Please click HERE to download event flyer with additional details.


bulldog hockeyANNUAL OLMSTED FALLS HOCKEY GOLF OUTING SEEKING GOLFERS, SPONSORS

The Olmsted Falls Hockey Team will host its annual golf outing on Saturday, August 27th at Emerald Woods.  Enjoy a day on the golf course and support OFHS Hockey at the same time.  Lunch and dinner served.

For additional information, click HERE to download the event pamphlet.

For sponsorship information, please click HERE.


POST PROM KICKS OFF NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH FUNDRAISER OPPORTUNITIES

Class of 2017 logoStudents, parents, staff and community can support Post Prom with any or all of the following:

Berea Laser Wash 1425 W. Bagley Rd – Use code “2170” when you get your car washed through August 31st and Post Prom will get $2 back per car wash!  Thanks to all those who have been entering the code all summer long – this simple fundraiser launched July 1st!

PostProm 2017 Blog updated June 5 jewelryBulldog Spirit Bracelets – Now available at the Nifty Dog Shop (25596 Mill St) in Grand Pacific Junction!  Please stop by anytime, they will be available for the next several months.  

These awesome handmade Bulldog Spirit bracelets will also be available for purchase at the Post Prom booth at the Olmsted Falls Varsity Football game on Friday, September 2.  

razzlesWing Night at Razzles – Saturday, September 24, from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  20 ticket includes wings, pizza, beverages, and dessert.  Chinese raffle, side boards, door prizes, music from a local DJ.  Tickets sold at the door or in advance from Shari Zbin, sharizbin@sbcglobal.netPlease email Shari to donate a raffle basket, pick up a raffle basket or items for a raffle basket, and/or to purchase tickets in advance.

To keep up-to-date on important information from the Post Prom Committee:

Like our Facebook page:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee

Follow our Twitter page:  @OFpostprom2017

Questions can be directed to bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS


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FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR BOYS & GIRLS GRADES K-6; REGISTER BY AUGUST 30TH

Recreational Flag Football league sponsored by the City of Olmsted Falls for boys and girls begins in September.  This Flag Football league is open to boys & girls in grades K- 6th.  For additional details, please click HERE to download official flyer.  Please Note: Registration deadline has been extended through August 3oth.


JCubScoutsLogo-FullColorOIN CUB SCOUTING IN OLMSTED FALLS

Boys in grades 1 through 5 and their parents/guardians are invited to a Cub Scout Open House on Thursday, September 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Falls Gym at Falls-Lenox Primary School. Meet Cub Scout Packs 102 and 252, learn about what they do, and find out how your son can join the fun! For more information email OFallsPack102@gmail.com or cubscoutmaster252@gmail.com.

 

 

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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers

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OFCS Update – August 15, 2016

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WELCOME BACK WEEK!

OFCS Triple A LogoOlmsted Falls City Schools welcomed back all Bulldog staff members during the annual Opening Day Meeting held in the OFHS auditorium Monday morning.  Agenda items included the introduction of new staff members, the recognition of staff members for years of service to the District, and remarks by Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd, Assistant Superintendent Kelli Cogan and Treasurer Emily Dales.  The District also debuted a new video highlighting what makes Olmsted Falls City Schools such a great place for students and families.  (See below to view it yourself!)

OFCS would like to extend an extra special thank you to the students from the OFHS Marching Band who helped kick-off the annual meeting with some extra Bulldog spirit this morning!

We look forward to welcoming students back to our buildings this Wednesday, August 17th.  Please see list of important back-to-school dates for your child’s building below.

Be sure to follow our regular blog posts throughout the school year to stay up to date on the latest news and information from Olmsted Falls Schools. Please watch for an additional blog later this week dedicated to upcoming district and community events.


NEW VIDEO SHOWCASES OLMSTED FALLS CITY SCHOOLS

Olmsted Falls City Schools is proud to debut the new video below here on our first official blog post of the new 2016-2017 school year.  Simply click on the image below to view the new video on our District website.  We invite you to share the link with family, friends and neighbors.

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MEET OUR NEWEST BULLDOG TEACHERS!

Please join us in welcoming these new Bulldog faces to our buildings!

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Front row (L to R):  Stephanie LaGruth – Falls-Lenox 2nd Grade Teacher; Jessica Hubbard – ECC Kindergarten Teacher; Emily Nagle – OFHS Math Teacher; Leah Grinnell – Middle School Language Arts; Dena Kotz – OFHS Business Teacher; Kelsey Sherman – OFIS Tutor; and Kelsey Mason – OFMS Math Teacher.

Back row (L to R):  Anwar Mustafa – OFMS Tutor; Sarah Shapiro – OFHS Math Teacher; Megan Kauffman – OFMS Physical Education Teacher; Brian Hasenohrl – OFIS Intervention Specialist; Christine Seghy – OFMS/OFHS Spanish Teacher; Sara Nash – ECC/OFIS School Psychologist; and Emma Schlabig – OFMS French Teacher.


AUGUST 2016 SR - FINAL 8-2-16_Page_1OUR SCHOOL REPORT

Look for the latest issue of Our School Report in mailboxes community-wide this week.

For a sneak peek of the August 2016 issue, click HERE.

August 2016 issue highlights include:

  • Why The November Bond Issue Is Needed
  • Current P.I. Funds At Work
  • Bulldog Teachers Engage Students with Innovative Summer Camp

Attn: Bulldog Parents! To view the annual”Back-To School” issue of Our School Report, please click HERE.


LIFELONG LEARNING: OFHS SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER ATTENDS SUMMER AP PSYCHOLOGY INSTITUTE

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Mr. Gibeaut attempts to catch a ball while wearing special goggles that distorted his depth perception during a lesson on Sensation and Perception at the AP Summer Institute in Morgantown, WV.

OFHS Social Studies teacher Tom Gibeaut spent a portion of his summer at University High School in Morgantown, WV, for an AP Psychology Summer Institute.  Mr. Gibeaut was one of a dozen teachers selected to participate in the 4-day workshop focused on an array of new teaching methods directly aligned with several of the units he’ll be covering in the new, year-long AP Psychology course he’ll be teaching at OFHS this school year.

“My experience at the AP Summer Institute was awesome,” said Mr. Gibeaut.  “I look forward to incorporating many of the new methods and ideas I learned into my new AP Psychology course this year.”

Mr. Gibeaut was able to participate in a number of active demonstrations and expand his knowledge of Psychology and ways to present it.  Areas of focus included:  Brain and Behavior; Development; Psychological Disorders; Sensation and Perception; and Research Methods.  OFHS psychology students will definitely benefit from how Mr. Gibeaut spent his summer vacation.


deadline cliparatIMPORTANT REMINDER:  RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED

BY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH

All student information updates and forms for the 2016-2017 school year MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON AUGUST 17TH (for students in grades 1-12).  The purpose of this annual update is to verify the information we have on file for your child(ren), allow you the opportunity to make changes if necessary, and submit all required start-of-the-year forms electronically (Emergency Medical Authorization, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.).
Like last year, the link to access this online registration system for returning students is located within your PowerSchool Parent Account.
TO REVIEW, UPDATE & SUBMIT INFORMATION FOR YOUR STUDENT(S) FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
  1. Login to Your Existing PowerSchool Parent Account at https://psof.nccohio.org/public/home.html
  2. Click on the “RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION 2016-2017″ link located on left side of page
  3. Follow the instructions to review, update and submit all of the information required for the 2016-2017 school year.
  4. IMPORTANT:  If you have more than one child attending Olmsted Falls Schools, you MUST COMPLETE THIS REVIEW/ UPDATE PROCESS FOR EACH STUDENT. Once you have submitted information updates/forms for your first student, simply click on the name of your next student at the top of your PowerSchool Parent Account page, and then click the “Returning Student Registration 2016-2017″ link (on the left) again to begin updating information for your next student.  Any basic information that you may have updated for your first child (i.e. change in address or phone number), should automatically appear in your other student‘s information, so you will not have to retype updates for each child.  Please be sure to complete the process separately for all students in your household.
NOTE TO: PARENTS OF RETURNING STUDENTS IN GRADES 2-12:  All parents of RETURNING students in grades 2-12 have been previously provided with PowerSchool Parent Accounts. IF YOU HAVE MISPLACED YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT USERNAME AND/OR PASSWORD, please click the “Having trouble signing in?” link on the PowerSchool Parent Login Page to reset your password and access your account information.
NOTE TO: PARENTS OF RETURNING STUDENTS IN GRADE 1:  All parents of RETURNING students entering first grade should have received PowerSchool Parent Account Set-Up Instructions – including a personalized Access ID and Access Password – in the mail directly from Falls-Lenox Primary School in late July.
NOTE TO: PARENTS OF ALL STUDENTS IN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN:  Beginning this year, parents of all preschool and kindergarten students – both new and returning – will be asked to complete the annual online information review process.  We are now including newly registered preschool and kindergarten students in this process since, for many, student information was initially submitted last spring.  Having you review, update and submit as we begin the new school year ensures that we have the most up-to-date emergency contact and other information on your student.  You will be receiving PowerSchool Parent Account Set-Up Instructions – including a personalized Access ID and Access Password – during your child’s scheduled orientation session.  You will then need to review, update (if needed) and submit your child’s information BEFORE THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL DAY OF SCHOOL.
NOTE TO:  PARENTS OF NEW STUDENTS entering grades 1 through 12 who have been recently registered (for the very first time) in Olmsted Falls School District for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, you will not need to review/update your student‘s information again at this time.  However, you will be receiving PowerSchool Parent Account Set-Up Information directly from your child’s school building for your future use.
Olmsted Falls School District no longer uses paper forms. Any parents/guardians needing access to a computer or assistance with the annual online registration process are encouraged to contact your child’s school building for assistance.  
 
Thank you in advance for your time and attention to important annual information update for your student(s)!

IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES (BY BUILDING)

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August 17th – First Day of School:  Freshman Orientation (Freshman ONLY 7:26 a.m. – 9:16 a.m.) / Grades 10-12 LATE START @ 9:16 a.m.

August 29th – OFHS Open House @ 7:00 p.m.

OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 17th – First Day of School

September 6th – 8th Grade Parent Night (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

September 7th – 7th Grade Parent Night from (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

OLMSTED FALLS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

August 17th:   First Day of School

August 18th:   4th Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 24th:   Individual School Picture Day

August 24th:   5th Grade Open House  (7:00 p.m.)

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL

August 17th – First Day of School

August 22nd – 3rd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 23rd – 2nd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 25th – 1st Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

August 17th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. Doyle from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and Mrs. Heinrich from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 18th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. Michaels’ & Mrs. Hubbard’s AM Classes from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and for their PM classed from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 19th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. McKellen & Mrs. Roberto from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and Mrs. Strawser from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 22nd:  First Day of Kindergarten (A.M.: 7:55 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; P.M.: 11:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.; FULL DAY: 7:55 a.m.-2:25 p.m.)

August 22nd: Preschool Orientation (A.M. Students: 9:00-10:00 a.m.; P.M. Students: 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Ms. Kay’s Students please attend AM session)

August 23rd:  First Day of Preschool for Students with IEPs

August 30th: First Day of Preschool for Typical Peers


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OFCS school board members, district and building administrators, student athletes, and others joined the OFHS Marching Band on the winding parade route through Olmsted Falls for the annual Heritage Day parade.  Whether in the parade or watching along the route, fun was had by all in Bulldog Country!  To view photos from this year’s parade, please click HERE.

 


 

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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers

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Important Back-To-School Dates

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OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

August 12th – Student Schedules Available In PowerSchool

August 17th – First Day of School:  Freshman Orientation (Freshman ONLY 7:26 a.m. – 9:16 a.m.) / Grades 10-12 LATE START @ 9:16 a.m.

August 29th – OFHS Open House @ 7:00 p.m.

 

OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 10th – 6th Grade Parent Night (6:45 – 8:00 p.m.)

August 11th – Student Schedules Available In PowerSchool

August 11th – Orientation Program for 7th / 8th Grade Students NEW to OFMS (9:30 – 11:00 a.m.)  This event is for new students only, not for all 7th/8th grade students.

August 11th – Open Campus for all 7th / 8th Grade (12:30 – 3:00 p.m.) – Receive schedules, locker assignments / combinations, load lockers.

August 12th – 6th Grade WEB Orientation (8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.); 6th Grade Open Campus (12:30 – 3:00 p.m.)

August 17th – First Day of School

September 6th – 8th Grade Parent Night (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

September 7th – 7th Grade Parent Night from (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

 
OLMSTED FALLS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

August 5th: Class lists posted online and on OFIS front doors

August 12th:   Open Visitation (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

August 17th:   First Day of School

August 18th:   4th Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 24th:   Individual School Picture Day

August 24th:   5th Grade Open House  (7:00 p.m.)

 

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL

August 10th – New Parent Information Night

August 11th – Class Lists Posted OnLine and On Front Doors (3:30 p.m.)

August 12th – 1st Grade Visitation (9:00 -10:00 a.m)

August 12th – 2nd Grade Visitation (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)

August 12th – 3rd Grade Visitation (11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.)

August 17th – First Day of School

August 22nd – 3rd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 23rd – 2nd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 25th – 1st Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

 

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

August 17th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. Doyle from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and Mrs. Heinrich from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 18th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. Michaels’ & Mrs. Hubbard’s AM Classes from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and for their PM classed from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 19th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. McNelley & Mrs. Roberto from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and Mrs. Strawser from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 22nd:  First Day of Kindergarten (A.M.: 7:55 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; P.M.: 11:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.; FULL DAY: 7:55 a.m.-2:25 p.m.)

August 22nd: Preschool Orientation (A.M. Students: 9:00-10:00 a.m.; P.M. Students: 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Ms. Kay’s Students please attend AM session)

August 23rd:  First Day of Preschool for Students with IEPs

August 30th: First Day of Preschool for Typical Peers

 

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