OFCS Update – February 24, 2017

PTA HONORED BY BOARD FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION

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(L to R): Board President Joe Bertrand, OFHS PTA V.P. Claudia Ferrini, PTA Council V.P. Julianne Allen, OFMS PTA President Tricia Vidovich, PTA Council President Kelly Walker, OFIS PTA President Kerry Kramer, OFHS PTA President Sandra Graham and OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd celebrate National PTA School of Excellence awards at Feb. 23rd Board of Education meeting.

During February’s monthly board meeting, the Olmsted Falls Board of Education proudly and formally recognized the Olmsted Falls PTA Council and the district’s local PTA units for earning the prestigious National PTA School of Excellence award.  Only 173 schools and their PTA units were recognized nationwide – and four of those units are right here in Olmsted Falls!   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.

Board of Education President Mr. Joe Bertrand  and OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd helped acknowledge the ongoing hard work and dedication of our local PTAs that earned them this national recognition.  

schoolofexcellence_logoThe commitment and energy of the PTA units across the Olmsted Falls School District bring great added value to Bulldog students and families, and make our local PTA an exemplary organization for other across the nation!  Congratulations again PTA!


BOARD RECOGNIZES AWARD-WINNING HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS

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(L to R): Board President Mr. Joe Bertrand, OFHS Assistant Principal Mr. Patrick Griffis, Scholastic Gold Key winner Kayla Mandak, Scholastic Silver Key winner Lauren Gumeny, and OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd during February Board meeting honors.

At the February meeting, the Board of Education also honored several OFHS students for their recent artistic accomplishments in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Competition.

Students recognized included Gold Key winner Kayla Mandak, Silver Key winner Lauren Gumeny; and Honorable Mention award winners Dylan Briggs, Kailie Gelatka, Cody Kelley, Evan Martin and Disha Rathod.

All of these students had their award-winning works displayed in a featured exhibit at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Galleries this past January.

To view the works of all of these outstanding artists in an online gallery, please click HERE.

Congratulations again to all of these talented Bulldogs!


TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DOOR FOR TONIGHT’S AMAZING BALLROOM BLITZ

jazzThe OFHS Jazz Band and Golden Expressions will perform at the  Olmsted Falls Music Association’s annual Ballroom Blitz event TONIGHT – FRIDAY, FEB. 24TH. It begins at 7 p.m.  in the OFHS “Café Ballroom.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $7, students and seniors 65 and above. Enjoy great music, dancing, finger foods, appetizers, desserts, raffles, door prizes and more!

To see a flier of the event, click HERE.


OFHS ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDENTS HOST CLASSIC FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT @ OFHS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT – DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 P.M.

admint_one_movie_nightA group of students in Mrs. Cleary’s entrepreneurship class at OFHS has planned this Saturday’s Family Movie Night as part of their coursework for this new class – and it promises to be fun for the whole family!  Don’t miss this fun evening of family entertainment as the OFHS auditorium is transformed into a classic movie theater – complete with movie-style concession stand selling popcorn, candy and pop for guests.

The movie is The Incredibles.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie showing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the OFHS auditorium. Admission prices:  $4 for 1 person, with an adult accompanying anyone younger than grade 6; $8, family of 2; $11, family of 3; $14, family of 4; $17, family of 5 and $3 for each additional person after that.

Proceeds will benefit Post Prom.  To download the event flyer, please click HERE.


OFIS SWAT TEAM IMPRESSES BOARD OF EDUCATION AND VISITORS

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OFIS Principal Mr. Don Svec and Technology teacher Mrs. Kim Krock pose proudly with members of the SWAT team following an impressive presentation at the February Board of Education meeting.

Students from Olmsted Falls Intermediate School were on hand at this month’s Board of Education meeting, along with technology teacher Mrs. Kim Krock and Technology Integration Specialist Mrs. Dawn Carlin, to share their knowledge and experience as members of the OFIS SWAT club.  SWAT stands for Students Working to Advance Technology and there was no doubt in the room that this impressive group of young techies are doing just that!

The group  made an impressive presentation that includes video clips they’d made as members of the SWAT team, as well as a hands-on demonstration.  To view photos of SWAT’s presentation at the Board of Education meeting, please click HERE.

Thanks again to this awesome group of students and the amazing adults who inspire their learning each day!


GREAT TURN-OUT AT LOCAL COMMUNITY FORUM REGARDING STATE’S LATEST ESSA PROPOSAL

image-1Approximately 150 parents, community leaders and local educators packed Avon High School this past Tuesday, February 22nd for a grass-roots community forum to discuss the State’s latest ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) proposal.

community_forum_essaOFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd, along with superintendents from Amherst, Avon, Clearview, Columbia Station, Elyria, Keystone, North Olmsted, Oberlin, Olmsted Falls, Berea and Wellington school districts, led these local efforts.

The event was also covered by media outlets who have been following closely these local efforts to provide citizens an opportunity to help shape critical local response to the a new federal law, called the Every Student Succeeds Act, which gives states more flexibility in creating educational standards for our public schools. One of the items discussed was a recommendation from area school superintendents and curriculum directors to make changes in Ohio’s plan for high stakes student testing.

To read local media coverage of the community forum, please click the links below:

Lorain Morning Journal 2/23/2017

Cleveland Plain Dealer 2/23/2017

Thank you to all of these local superintendents for their leadership and for helping give a voice to our local communities!


OFCS HOSTS OLMSTED CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERS; SHARES DISTRICT UPDATE & SHOWCASES PARTNERSHIP WITH POLARIS CAREER CENTER

img_8550img_8551Olmsted Falls City Schools was pleased to host this month’s regular meeting of the Olmsted Chamber of Commerce in the Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center.  OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd and OFCS Treasurer Ms. Emily Dales had the opportunity to update the group on latest district news – including academic, facilities and financial updates.

Additionally, teachers and students from Olmsted Falls Middle School made a special presentation highlighting Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses offered in-house at OFMS through a fantastic partnership with Polaris Career Center.

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Project Lead the Way (PLTW) teachers Mrs. Wisniewski and Mr. Tarnowski were joined by two PLTW students from Olmsted Falls Middle School.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) teachers Mrs. Wisniewski and Mr. Tarnowski were joined by two OFMS students – all of whom were both engaging and inspiring as they provided an overview of PLTW courses currently offers at OFMS including:  Design & Modeling; Medical Detective and Robotics.

CP_leftThank you to the Olmsted Chamber of Commerce for its ongoing partnership and support of Olmsted Falls City Schools.  The opportunity to host this month’s lunch meeting and share the latest developments in our “Triple A” district was much appreciated.  Thank you also to the OFCS Food Services Department for the delicious lunch!

 


MANY FOURTH GRADERS STAY AFTER SCHOOL TO READ DURING “BOOKWORM BASH”

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OFIS Language Art Teachers Mrs. Connelly and Mrs. Pilko hosted a Bookworm Bash after school February 16th.  About 90 students stayed to READ!

bookwormbash4While reading, they enjoyed many delicious treats and tracked how many pages everyone read. Then they ate pizza and ended the night with some wonderful mystery readers.

What a great way to spend a few extra hours after school!

To see a photo gallery of the children reading and special readers, click HERE.


ATTN:  BAGELY ROAD DETOUR CHANGES TO IMPACT SELECT BUS ROUTES STARTING MONDAY
3375407-386246-single-barrier-with-text-road-closed-and-orange-conesschool busOn Friday, February 24th at 5:00PM the planned detour on Bagley Road between Stearns Road and Bronson Road will change from an eastbound only directional pattern to a westbound only directional pattern.  This change is likely to stay in effect through the remainder of the school year, so there have been some necessary updates made to AM and PM school bus routes to accommodate the westbound traffic pattern.
On Thursday, February 23rd notices were given to all students on the school bus routes that are directly effected by the change.  This includes Elementary Bus #88, Middle School Bus #87, and High School Bus #91.  If your student rides one of these bus routes and you have any questions at all, please call the Transportation Department at 440-427-6350.
Thank you!

FALLS-LENOX BOOK FAIR STARTS THIS MONDAY

book-fair-is-comingThe Falls-Lenox Book Fair will begin this Monday, February 27th and continue through Friday, March 3rd in the school’s Media Center.

Children may shop during their regular library time.  There will be no book exchange that week.

Families are invited from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1st to shop during the book fair.


OFHS TRACK & FIELD PRE-SEASON PARENT MEETING SET FOR THIS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

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The OFHS track and field meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28th, in the OFHS Media Center.

Parents of high school athletes who plan to participate in track and field this spring should attend this important meeting.

Contact Coach Novotny at jnovotny@ofcs.net for more details.


FORENSICS TEAM STILL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR STATE TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY OFHS NEXT WEEKEND

Masquers forensicsThe Olmsted Falls Forensics Team is seeking adult volunteers – parents and teachers – to help with concession sales and general tournament set-up and operations when Olmsted Falls hosts the 2017 Ohio High School Speech League State Tournament on March 3 & 4.

To sign-up, please visit the events official Sign-Up Genius link at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0b4ba5ad2da7f58-state

Thanks in advance for your volunteer support!


TAKE SAFE MEASURES TO PREVENT CONTRACTING THE FLU, INCLUDING FLU VACCINE

flu-sneezing-tissueThe flu vaccine is still available across Ohio as flu-like illness continues to increase and the number of hospitalizations remain high.

“Flu vaccination is the safest and most effective way to prevent the flu,” said the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). “The flu vaccine is available at doctor’s offices, local health departments and retail pharmacies.”  Flu season in Ohio lasts from October to May and peaks around this time of year. Here are ways to avoid getting or spreading the flu:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or cough and sneeze into elbow
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when sick and until fever-free for 24 hours

Signs of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and being tires.

It is not too late to receive a flu vaccine.  Please continue to be Healthy Heroes!!!

For more information on the flu, please contact the Ohio Department of Health at  www.flu.ohio.gov.


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is now open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

To access the online registration link, please click http://bit.ly/2jw02Cy now, or visit http://www.ofcs.net at your convenience.

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


pizzaALL PRO DAD HOSTS PIZZA NIGHT – MARCH 8TH @ FALLS-LENOX

Hurry to reserve your spot for the All Pro Dad Pizza Party March 8th at Falls-Lenox.  Bring your children during the 6-7 p.m. event that has a 5:45-6 p.m. check-in time.  There will be plenty of pizza and fun during the one-hour party.

Reserve your spot – and your child’s – by March 3 by returning the form found HERE or email olmstedallprodad@gmail.com with your name and the number of children attending with you.


OFHS DRILL TEAM INFO. NIGHT, TRYOUTS COMING IN MARCH

drill team figureAn informational night is set at 7 p.m. March 6th for the Olmsted Falls High School Drill Team.  It is in the OFHS Room W-3.

Drill Team clinics are set for 6-8 p.m. March 20-23. Tryouts are at 6 p.m. March 24. The clinics and tryouts are in the Olmsted Falls Middle School main gym. For more details, contact Mrs. Topolski at ltopolski@ofcs.net or 440-427-6180.

To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


OFHS POST PROM TO SELL SUNDAES DURING MARCH 3-4 STATE SPEECH TOURNAMENT

icecream-mainThe Ohio High School Speech League State Tournament will be held March 3rd and 4th locally – at OFHS, OFMS and OFIS.  The Olmsted Falls School District is hosting the tournament this year.

The OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee will sell at least 500 ice cream sundaes to about 800 high school kids participating in the Tournament.  The sundaes will be sold at OFIS and OFHS both days.   The committee is grateful to Dairy Queen in North Olmsted for providing plain ice cream sundaes with lids!  The debate participants will have a great time creating their own sundaes and, in the process, supporting the 2017 Post Prom efforts!

You may help by volunteering to:

1 – Sign up to help sell sundaes during various times.

2 – Donate new, unopened ice cream toppings (NO NUTS or PEANUTS) such as: squeezable bottles of chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, Magic Shell, sprinkles, candies, spoons, etc.  Donations may be dropped off in the front office at OFHS with Mrs. McGrain or in Mr. Kho’s room.

Volunteer to help with sundae sales by going to SignUpGenius, which site is available by clicking HERE.

This is a great opportunity to support Post Prom if you have not been able to do so yet.


book _fairMARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING SPRING BOOK FAIR @ OFMS

Save the Dates!  The Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center will host a Scholastic Spring Book Fair from Friday, March 10th through March 17th.

The fair will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during those school days.


BE A COMMUNITY HERO!  FALLS-LENOX SPONSORING BLOOD DRIVE ON MARCH 16TH (3-7 PM)

donate blood pixredcross-logoFalls-Lenox Primary School will be sponsoring a local blood drive in March.  March is Red Cross Month, and as a blood donor, you can be part of an elite group of community heroes that help save lives.  Every day the Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations for patients in need.  Your blood donation can bring help and hope during patient emergencies.  Blood is needed for accident victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.

Please sign up to donate blood at Falls-Lenox Primary School on Thursday, March 16 from 3-7 PM.  To make an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code:  FallsLenox or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.  Students who recruit a presenting donor to their blood drive will receive a fun appreciation gift!

To be eligible to donate blood you must:

  • Be at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission).
  • Meet height and weight requirements (at least 110 pounds based on height).
  • Be in general good health and feeling well.

Click HERE to download the flyer.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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t-shirt-quilt-raffle Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to Post Prom on May 21. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center:  March 15; April 12 & 26; May 3, 10, & 17.

  •  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a customized T-shirt Quilt (flyer attached)!  What a great graduation present for your son/daughter!
  • daily-pick-3Ohio Lottery – Daily Pick 3 Drawing (flyer attached). Secure your tickets today for the Feb and March drawings!
  • March 3 & 4, 2017 – Ice Cream Sundae Sale @ State Speech Tournament (See separate blog item immediate above for all the details!)

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee
Email: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com
Facebook: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)
Twitter: @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

boxtopsboxtop-imageParents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school.

To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.


bulldog-sweatSHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR

Hoodies and long and short sleeve shirts are available to purchase during Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s Spiritwear fundraiser. The clothing is available online at Ryco Sports.

To view the online merchandise, click HERE.


SAVE THE DATE: O.F. ATHLETIC BOOSTERS’ ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RACES APRIL 8TH
St. Mary Night at the RacesGet ready for the ride of your live at the April 8th Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Night at the Races.  It will be at St. Demetrios Center in Rocky River.
Tickets are $35 a person or $280 for a table of 8.
Please contact Brian Fritz for tickets at 216-337-4422 or B4421fritz@yahoo.com.
To purchase a horse, please contact Terry Atkins at Terenceatkins22@gmail.com.
 To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OCSL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

ocsl-logoThe Olmsted Community Summer League (OCSL) offers baseball and slow-pitch softball leagues/games for boys and girls ages 4 through 18. We accept kids of all skill levels and require little to no travel. Registration is open now until March 31, 2017.  To download the OCSL flyer, please click HERE. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. New this year, if you register by February 28, 2017, you will receive $5 off your registration fee. Registrations after March 31, 2017, will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2017. Please like OCSL on Facebook for frequent updates and news about our league. We look forward to seeing you on the ball fields. Any questions please contact the OCC at (440) 427-1599.


dagilelis_engLITHUANIAN BOYS CHOIR TO PERFORM MARCH 17TH @ CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

The community is invited to attend a concert of the Boys’ and Youth Choir “Dagilelis’ from Lithuania.  It will be at 7 p.m. March 17th in the Waetjen Auditorium at Cleveland State University. The group has 37 male singers ranging in ages from 10-19. It has won many international awards.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10, children/youth 18 years and younger. Tickets are available by clicking HERE or calling Amanda Muliolis 216-938-7356 or emailing boyschoirconcert@gmail.com.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, 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 – February 16, 2017

presidentsdayREMINDER – 4-DAY WEEKEND:  NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH / MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

Please be sure to note there will be NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS TOMORROW,  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH due to a District Professional Development Day for staff.  The District will also be CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH in honor of Presidents’ Day.

All school buildings will be back in session on Tuesday, February 21st.  Enjoy the long holiday weekend!


OFHS HOCKEY TEAM SCORES 1ST BARON CUP II CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

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The Bulldog hockey team skated to a big win over Avon High School Sunday afternoon in the 6-1 contest.

The team won the Baron Cup II, the first time in school history.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM!!!

A special thanks to the community who showed up in great numbers and cheered the players to victory.  That support really helped!

To view an article of the victory, click HERE.


OFHS SENIOR IS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FINALIST

Congratulations to National Merit Finalist Eli Tomasch, OFHS senior.

Congratulations to Eli Tomasch, who was announced as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program earlier this week.  Eli met all the requirements as a Semifinalist to advance to Finalist standing. All finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships this year.

The selection of some 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of more than 15,000 Finalists is now in progress and notification of offers will be made to those selected next month.

Eli took the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year and performed well to be named a Semifinalist. More than 1.6 million students took the test and entered the program. It then identified the 50,000 highest scorers, of which 16,000 of those high performers became Semifinalists and continued on by meeting several additional requirements.

Please join us in congratulating Eli, and wishing him well as he continues through this third and final level of the National Merit Scholarship Program!


IN CASE YOU MISSED LAST WEEK’S BIG FINANCIAL NEWS:  OFCS ANNOUNCED INCREASE TO ITS LONG-TERM CREDIT RATING 

standard-and-poor_0OFCS Triple A LogoStandard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Service has upgraded Olmsted Falls City Schools’ long term credit rating into the AA level! This upgrade from “A+” to “AA-” is due in part to the passage of the district’s zero additional taxes bond issue on the November 2016 ballot, and will create savings for taxpayers.

To read to full press release and access the Standard & Poor’s report, please click HERE.


TODAY – FEB. 16TH – IS DEADLINE TO RSVP FOR DONUTS WITH DAD EVENT AT MIDDLE SCHOOL

OFMS Donuts with Dads 12 10 11 14Calling ALL PTA Dads! The deadline is today – Thursday – to reserve your spot for the February 24th Donuts with Dad breakfast. The OFMS PTA would like to invite Dad, Grandpa or another important guy in your child’s life to spend some quality time with your child at school.  **This is a PTA “Members Only” event and a benefit of joining PTA**

If only Mom joined this year, it’s not too late. Dad can save time at the door by signing up now.  Just download and complete the form (available below) and submit your dues prior to arrival. Can’t remember if you already signed up? E-mail Membership at lindsay0718@yahoo.com to find out.

If Dad is already a PTA member, just RSVP and show up!  Click HERE to download the event flyer with RSVP form.  The event is from 7:30-8:30 a.m., Friday, February 24th, in the OFMS Cafetorium.  Hope to see you there!


COMMUNITY FORUM SET FOR THIS WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22: STAY INFORMED ON THE STATE’S LATEST ESSA PROPOSAL; LEARN ABOUT HOW LOCAL SUPERINTENDENTS ARE RESPONDING & HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

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Cleveland.com reported on the upcoming Community Forum earlier this week.

On February 22, a Community Forum will be hosted at Avon High School to provide citizens in northeast Ohio with an opportunity to help shape the local response to a new federal law, called the Every Student Succeeds Act, which gives states more flexibility in creating educational standards for our public schools.  One of the items to be discussed will be a recommendation from area school superintendents and curriculum directors to make changes in Ohio’s plan for high stakes student testing.

OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd, along with superintendents from Amherst, Avon, Clearview, Columbia Station, Elyria, Keystone, North Olmsted, Oberlin, Olmsted Falls, Berea and Wellington school districts, are part of these local efforts.

All parents and community members are invited and encouraged to attend.  

To read a recent article by Plain Dealer education reporter Patrick O’Donnell about the forum and local efforts, please click HERE.

The February 22nd Community Forum will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Avon High School located at 37545 Detroit Road in Avon.  For additional information on the forum, click HERE.

 


TAKE SAFE MEASURES TO PREVENT CONTRACTING THE FLU, INCLUDING FLU VACCINE

flu-sneezing-tissueThe flu vaccine is still available across Ohio as flu-like illness continues to increase and the number of hospitalizations remain high.

“Flu vaccination is the safest and most effective way to prevent the flu,” said the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). “The flu vaccine is available at doctor’s offices, local health departments and retail pharmacies.”  Flu season in Ohio lasts from October to May and peaks around this time of year. Here are ways to avoid getting or spreading the flu:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or cough and sneeze into elbow
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when sick and until fever-free for 24 hours

Signs of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and being tires.

It is not too late to receive a flu vaccine.  Please continue to be Healthy Heroes!!!

To read the latest news release issued by the Ohio Department of Health on Feb. 10th regarding the current status of the flu virus in Ohio, please click HERE.

For more information on the flu, please contact the Ohio Department of Health at  www.flu.ohio.gov.


musicSUBMISSIONS DEADLINE TO OFMA MUSICAL NOTES MARCH ISSUE IS TOMORROW – FEB. 17TH

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Anyone submitting stories or pictures to the March Musical Notes newsletter should do so by TOMORROW – February 17th – or now – due to the DisneyWorld band trip.

 


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BLITZ! BLITZ! BALLROOM BLITZ – FEBRUARY 24TH

The Olmsted Falls Music Association will present the OFHS Jazz Band and Golden Expressions at the February 24th Ballroom Blitz. It will be at 7 p.m. in the OFHS “Café Ballroom.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7, students and seniors 65 and above.

To see a flier of the event, click HERE.


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS – FEB. 25TH

bowling pinsPeople of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics.  Please note the time and location are different from  what is listed on the PTA calendar.

It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma.  The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers.  Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in.  The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th.   To see a flier and registration form, click HERE.     If you have question, email helpinghands@ofcs.net.


SAVE THE DATE!  FEB 25TH FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT @ OFHS 7-9:30 P.M.

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A group of students in Mrs. Cleary’s entrepreneurship class at OFHS is planning the February 25th Family Movie Night event.  Proceeds will benefit Post Prom.

The event promises to be fun for the whole family and will include a movie-style concession stand selling popcorn, candy and pop for the guests.

More information to come!  In the meantime, mark your calendars for Family Movie Night fun on February 25th!  Hope to see you there!


OFHS TRACK & FIELD PRE-SEASON PARENT MEETING – FEBRUARY 28TH

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The OFHS track and field meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28th, in the OFHS Media Center.

Parents of high school athletes who plan to participate in track and field this spring should attend this important meeting.

Contact Coach Novotny at jnovotny@ofcs.net for more details.


FORENSICS TEAM SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR STATE TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY OFHS

Masquers forensicsThe Olmsted Falls Forensics Team is seeking adult volunteers – parents and teachers – to help with concession sales and general tournament set-up and operations when Olmsted Falls hosts the 2017 Ohio High School Speech League State Tournament on March 3 & 4.

To sign-up, please visit the events official Sign-Up Genius link at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0b4ba5ad2da7f58-state

Thanks in advance for your volunteer support!


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is now open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

To access the online registration link, please click http://bit.ly/2jw02Cy now, or visit http://www.ofcs.net at your convenience.

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


OFHS DRILL TEAM INFO. NIGHT, TRYOUTS COMING IN MARCH

drill team figureAn informational night is set at 7 p.m. March 6th for the Olmsted Falls High School Drill Team.  It is in the OFHS Room W-e.

Drill Team clinics are set for 6-8 p.m. March 20-23. Tryouts are at 6 p.m. March 24. The clinics and tryouts are in the Olmsted Falls Middle School main gym. For more details, contact Mrs. Topolski at ltopolski@ofcs.net or 440-427-6180.

To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


OFHS POST PROM TO SELL SUNDAES DURING MARCH 3-4 STATE SPEECH TOURNAMENT

icecream-mainThe Ohio High School Speech League State Tournament will be held March 3rd and 4th locally – at OFHS, OFMS and OFIS.  The Olmsted Falls School District is hosting the tournament this year.

The OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee will sell at least 500 ice cream sundaes to about 800 high school kids participating in the Tournament.  The sundaes will be sold at OFIS and OFHS both days.   The committee is grateful to Dairy Queen in North Olmsted for providing plain ice cream sundaes with lids!  The debate participants will have a great time creating their own sundaes and, in the process, supporting the 2017 Post Prom efforts!

You may help by volunteering to:

1 – Sign up to help sell sundaes during various times.

2 – Donate new, unopened ice cream toppings (NO NUTS or PEANUTS) such as: squeezable bottles of chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, Magic Shell, sprinkles, candies, spoons, etc.  Donations may be dropped off in the front office at OFHS with Mrs. McGrain or in Mr. Kho’s room.

Volunteer to help with sundae sales by going to SignUpGenius, which site is available by clicking HERE.

This is a great opportunity to support Post Prom if you have not been able to do so yet.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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t-shirt-quilt-raffle Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to Post Prom on May 21. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center:  March 15; April 12 & 26; May 3, 10, & 17.

  •  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a customized T-shirt Quilt (flyer attached)!  What a great graduation present for your son/daughter!
  • bingo-022217daily-pick-3Ohio Lottery – Daily Pick 3 Drawing (flyer attached). Secure your tickets today for the Feb and March drawings!
  • February 22, 2017 – BINGO at Tony K’s at 6:30p – FLYER ATTACHED
  • March 3 & 4, 2017 – Ice Cream Sundae Sale @ State Speech Tournament (See separate blog item immediate above for all the details!)

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee
Email: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com
Facebook: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)
Twitter: @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

boxtopsboxtop-imageParents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school.

To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.


bulldog-sweatSHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR

Hoodies and long and short sleeve shirts are available to purchase during Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s Spiritwear fundraiser. The clothing is available online at Ryco Sports.

To view the online merchandise, click HERE.


SAVE THE DATE: O.F. ATHLETIC BOOSTERS’ ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RACES APRIL 8TH
St. Mary Night at the RacesGet ready for the ride of your live at the April 8th Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Night at the Races.  It will be at St. Demetrios Center in Rocky River.  Tickets are $35 a person or $280 for a table of 8.
Please contact Brian Fritz for tickets at 216-337-4422 or B4421fritz@yahoo.com.
To purchase a horse, please contact Terry Atkins at Terenceatkins22@gmail.com.
To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OCSL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

ocsl-logoThe Olmsted Community Summer League (OCSL) offers baseball and slow-pitch softball leagues/games for boys and girls ages 4 through 18. We accept kids of all skill levels and require little to no travel. Registration is open now until March 31, 2017.  To download the OCSL flyer, please click HERE. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. New this year, if you register by February 28, 2017, you will receive $5 off your registration fee. Registrations after March 31, 2017, will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2017. Please like OCSL on Facebook for frequent updates and news about our league. We look forward to seeing you on the ball fields. Any questions please contact the OCC at (440) 427-1599.


OF BRANCH LIBRARY OFFERS SCRATCH DIGITAL ANIMATION CLASS

 Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710SCRATCH Digital Animation 101

Date: February 22nd
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Description:

Learn how to create your own digital animation from SCRATCH! Students in 5th-8th grade are invited to join us as we explore, create, and share our own stories, games, music and art! Imagine! Program! And Share!  To register, click HERE.

Note: If you do not currently have a Scratch account, please bring a valid email address.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, 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 – February 10, 2017

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S & P INCREASES OLMSTED FALLS CITY SCHOOLS CREDIT RATING

Passage of ballot issue creates savings for taxpayers

OFCS Triple A LogoStandard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services has upgraded Olmsted Falls City Schools’ long-term credit rating from an “A+” to “AA-.”  This upgrade is due in part to the passage of the district’s zero additional taxes bond issue on the November 2016 ballot.

“Olmsted Falls has a history of strong fiscal management practices that protect taxpayer resources,” said Treasurer Emily Dales.  “With the passage of the recent ballot issue the district will not have to pull money from the district’s day-to-day operations to pay for necessary renovations and repairs.  This puts the district in a much better financial position and will ultimately save taxpayers thousands of dollars because of the higher credit rating.”

AR_upperRightS&P provides credit ratings for school districts as a reflection of the district’s financial history, current financial situation and the district’s ability to pay its debts in the future.  There are nine different categories of ratings with AA being the second highest possible category.  This indicates that the district’s ability to meet its financial obligations is very strong.

“Olmsted Falls City Schools is effective and efficient in our day-to-day operations,” said Superintendent James Lloyd, Ed.D.  “We have the third lowest expenditure per pupil out of the 30 school districts in Cuyahoga County.  We make smart decisions with our precious resources and this upgrade in our long-term credit rating reflects our dedication to strong fiscal management practices.”

The district will use the new bond rating to minimize the fees and interest payments the district will have to make when it sells the bonds from the November 2016 ballot issue.  “Just like with personal home mortgages, higher credit ratings allow borrowers to qualify for better interest rates and loan programs,” explained Dales.  “The same is true for school districts.  By qualifying for this higher credit rating, the district can sell our bonds at a better rate, ultimately saving taxpayers money.”

To read the full report from S&P regarding the district’s enhanced long-term credit rating, please click HERE now or visit the OFCS Treasurer’s web page anytime at www.ofcs.net/treasurer.


bulldog hockeyOFHS HOCKEY TEAM SKATES INTO BARON CUP II SEMIFINALS TONIGHT! 

The Olmsted Falls High School hockey team won its first game this week in the Baron Cup II competition. It plays Chagrin Falls in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. TONIGHT,  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th at Brooklyn Ice Rink.  With a possible victory Friday night, the team would play in the Championship this Sunday.

Congratulations to the team! Let’s get behind the battling Bulldogs as they continue in the tournament Friday and, hopefully, Sunday.  Keep it going Bulldogs!


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is now officially open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

To access the online registration link, please click http://bit.ly/2jw02Cy now, or visit http://www.ofcs.net at your convenience.

Welcome to the 130+ who have already completed the online registration step!  Everyone at the Early Childhood Center looks forwards to meeting you!

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


THIS SATURDAY – ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS

dsc_0960It’s a sure bet you’ll have a great time this Saturday at Olmsted Falls Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night.  Two sets of Cavs floor seats will be raffled during the event.  It’s easy to win – just purchase a playing card for $10. You have a one in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the April 12th Cavs vs Raptors game. Indians tickets also are part of a giveaway. Who will be the lucky winners of these special prizes?dsc_0961

Test your luck from 7-11:30 p.m. THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH at the West Side Irish-American Club on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township.  The night includes a big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and others as well as 50/50 raffle, side boards and others. There is a cash bar and refreshments that Angelina’s Pizza will provide.

Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni Office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  The event is for anyone age 21 and older.  For more details, click HERE to see the event’s flyer.


FALLS-LENOX RIGHT-TO-READ WEEK FEATURED MANY SPECIAL GUESTS & ACTIVITIES!

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Librarian Sue Grame

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Board of Education member Mrs. Linda Parkowski

It has been a very busy week at Falls-Lenox as the school celebrated Right to Read Week with many special visitors and activities!  

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Director of Business Affairs Mr. Tim Atkinson

On Monday Sue Grame, Children’s Librarian from the Olmsted Falls branch of the Cuyahoga County Library came to read to all students!  On Tuesday, they had students from the Middle School come to read to their classes (see next blog items for details and photos)!  Throughout the week, more than 80 volunteers from throughout the district and community served at special mystery readers in classrooms.  Board members, administrators, local elected officials, safety forces and business owners were among the many special guests – each bringing in their favorite children’s book or choosing one from the Falls-Lenox library. 

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Children’s author Michael Samulak

On Wednesday, children’s picture book author Michael Samulak, who has two published books: A is for Africa (Trafford 2008) and A Wonderful Day! (Tate 2015), spoke with students.  Mr. Samulak also stayed to sign any books that were brought in. Thank you to PTA for organizing and funding this visit!

Students earned free time on Friday by reading over 55,000 minutes!  Miss Longville and Mrs. Carey even made special appearances throughout the day dressed as a Narwhal and a Sea Turtle!

This year each child at Falls Lenox received two books, courtesy of FL/ECC PTA during the week. Thank you to our PTA volunteers at Falls Lenox: Rachel O’Malley, Janelle Prada, Beth Prather, Michelle Smith and Angie Stokes for labeling books, delivering books to classrooms and planning the author visit.  And thank you to all of our volunteer mystery readers!

To view a photo gallery for Falls-Lenox Right To Read 2017, please click HERE.


OFMS STUDENTS SHARE LOVE OF READING WITH YOUNGER BULLDOGS

msfile_004msfile_003On Tuesday, February 7th, members of the LEAD organizations from the Middle School traveled to Falls-Lenox during Right to Read week and shared their love of reading.

Middle School students read a picture book to a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade class.

This was a great experience for all students involved!

To view a photo gallery featuring photos from this OFMS LEAD visit to Falls-Lenox for Right To Read Week, please click HERE.


10 BULLDOG YOUTH WRESTLERS HEAD TO DISTRICT COMPETITION

of-youth-wrestlersThe Olmsted Falls youth wrestling team qualified 10 wrestlers to the upcoming district tournament at Kenston High School.

The following wrestlers earned a chance to qualify for the state tournament by placing in the top four of their weight class at sectionals:  Logan Gomez, Brendan Hearns, Andrew Connelly, Eddie Manning, Cort Zahorchak, Joey Salamone, Derek Neckar, Patrick O’Brien, Tyler Sherlock and Ian Heckerman.

Congratulations and good luck at districts!


Masquers forensicsNEXT OFHS FORENSICS/MASQUERS MEETING THIS MONDAY – FEB. 13TH

The next meeting of the Olmsted Falls High School Forensics/Masquers is at 7 p.m. this Monday, February 13th.  The agenda includes the upcoming state tournament that is being held at Olmsted Falls High, Middle and Intermediate schools and an update on the Spring musical.

All are invited to attend.


FALLS-LENOX SELLING T-SHIRTS FOR UPCOMING “BATTLE OF THE SCHOOLS” DODGEBALL EVENT

f-l_tshirtThe Falls-Lenox staff dodgeball team will be wearing memorial shirts in honor of fallen Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey for this year’s dodgeball event.  Students, parents and staff are invited to gear up in the memorial shirts as well.

The deadline to order shirts in THIS MONDAY, February 13th.  Please click HERE to download the official order form with additional information.  Contact Mrs. Rivera at 440-427-6470 with questions.


DONUTS WITH DAD EVENT AT MIDDLE SCHOOL SET FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 24TH

OFMS Donuts with Dads 12 10 11 14Calling ALL PTA Dads!  OFMS PTA would like to invite Dad, Grandpa or another important guy in your child’s life to spend some quality time with your child at school.  **This is a PTA “Members Only” event and a benefit of joining PTA**

If only Mom joined this year, it’s not too late. Dad can save time at the door by signing up now.  Just download and complete the form (available below) and submit your dues prior to arrival. Can’t remember if you already signed up? E-mail Membership at lindsay0718@yahoo.com to find out.

If Dad is already a PTA member, just RSVP and show up!  Kindly RSVP by February 16th. Click HERE to download the event flyer with RSVP form.

Friday, February 24th from 7:30-8:30 am

Middle School Cafetorium

Hope to see you there!


OFHS DRILL TEAM INFO. NIGHT, TRYOUTS COMING IN MARCH

drill team figureAn informational night is set at 7 p.m. March 6th for the Olmsted Falls High School Drill Team.  It is in the OFHS Room W-e.

Drill Team clinics are set for 6-8 p.m. March 20-23. Tryouts are at 6 p.m. March 24. The clinics and tryouts are in the Olmsted Falls Middle School main gym. For more details, contact Mrs. Topolski at ltopolski@ofcs.net or 440-427-6180.

To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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t-shirt-quilt-rafflePlease join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting next Wednesday, February 15th at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center!   Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to Post Prom on May 21. They will all take place at 7PM in the OFHS Media Center:  March 15; April 12 & 26; May 3, 10, & 17.

  •  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a customized T-shirt Quilt (flyer attached)!  What a great graduation present for your son/daughter!
  • bingo-022217daily-pick-3Ohio Lottery – Daily Pick 3 Drawing (flyer attached). Secure your tickets today for the Feb and March drawings!
  • February 22, 2017 – BINGO at Tony K’s at 6:30p – FLYER ATTACHED

 

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.co m

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE TO OFMA MUSICAL NOTES MARCH EDITION IS FEB. 17TH

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Anyone submitting stories or pictures to the March Musical Notes newsletter should do so by February 17th – or now – due to the DisneyWorld band trip.

The latest Musical Notes newsletter is available by clicking HERE. It contains details of upcoming meetings, events, the Feb. 16-21 Disney trip, solo and ensemble contests, school winter concerts and hoagie sale pictures.


HELP RAISE FUNDS DURING OFIS PTA READ-A-THON THROUGH FEB. 15TH

read-a-thon-fundraiserHelp the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School PTA raise money while promoting reading skills and education.   OFIS PTA launched its local Read-a-Thon this past Monday holding various reading sessions to help raise funds.  Supporters may donate money toward the program – and leave a word of encouragement – for students during this time.

Simply log on to the reader dashboard by clicking HERE and donate.  You may view it several times to check the fundraising amount and view donors commitment to reading.  As one entry reads: “Reading is the most important thing you can do at school and at your leisure. It helps you to develop a great vocabulary, helps with your spelling and is needed in every subject in school and in so much of your life.”


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BLITZ! BLITZ! BALLROOM BLITZ – FEBRUARY 24TH
The Olmsted Falls Music Association will present the OFHS Jazz Band and Golden Expressions at the February 24th Ballroom Blitz. It will be at 7 p.m. in the OFHS “Café Ballroom.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7, students and seniors 65 and above.

To see a flier of the event, click HERE.


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS – FEBRUARY 25TH

bowling pinsPeople of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics.  Please note the time and location are different from  what is listed on the PTA calendar.

It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma.  The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers.  Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in.  The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th  To see a flier and registration form, click HERE.     If you have question, email helpinghands@ofcs.net.


SAVE THE DATE!  FEB 25TH FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT @ OFHS 7-9:30 P.M.

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More information coming soon!

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SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

boxtopsboxtop-imageParents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school.

To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.


 

bulldog-sweatSHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR

Hoodies and long and short sleeve shirts are available to purchase during Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s Spiritwear fundraiser. The clothing is available online at Ryco Sports.

To view the online merchandise, click HERE.


SAVE THE DATE: O.F. ATHLETIC BOOSTERS’ ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RACES APRIL 8TH
St. Mary Night at the RacesGet ready for the ride of your live at the April 8th Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Night at the Races.  It will be at St. Demetrios Center in Rocky River.  Tickets are $35 a person or $280 for a table of 8.
Please contact Brian Fritz for tickets at 216-337-4422 or B4421fritz@yahoo.com.  To purchase a horse, please contact Terry Atkins at Terenceatkins22@gmail.com.
To view a flier of the event, click HERE.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OCSL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

ocsl-logoThe Olmsted Community Summer League (OCSL) offers baseball and slow-pitch softball leagues/games for boys and girls ages 4 through 18. We accept kids of all skill levels and require little to no travel. Registration is open now until March 31, 2017.  To download the OCSL flyer, please click HERE. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. New this year, if you register by February 28, 2017, you will receive $5 off your registration fee. Registrations after March 31, 2017, will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2017. Please like OCSL on Facebook for frequent updates and news about our league. We look forward to seeing you on the ball fields. Any questions please contact the OCC at (440) 427-1599.

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OF BRANCH LIBRARY OFFERS SCRATCH DIGITAL ANIMATION CLASS

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Date: February 22nd
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Description:

Learn how to create your own digital animation from SCRATCH! Students in 5th-8th grade are invited to join us as we explore, create, and share our own stories, games, music and art! Imagine! Program! And Share!  To register, click HERE.

Note: If you do not currently have a Scratch account, please bring a valid email address.

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SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, 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 – February 3, 2017

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OFMS STUDENTS COMPETE IN ANNUAL SPELLING BEE

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Congratulations to all Olmsted Falls Middle School students who competed in the school’s annual Spelling Bee. Top winners are Lauren Burch, first place; Sanat Subhash, second place and Megan Nguyen, third place.

Pictured here are the students who earned awards as well as Molly Laubert, grade 8 math and science teacher/OFMS cross-country coach.

The three top winners holding their awards in the front row are, from left, Megan, Lauren and Sanat.

 


OFHS STUDENT ATHLETES SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT

Congratulations to five OFHS senior student-athletes who signed official letters of intent this week to continue their athletic careers at the college level next year during a special signing event at OFHS. Students were joined by family members, coaches and teammates as they officially signed letters of intent to participate at the college level.

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Skyelar Alstadt will play soccer @ Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

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Brittany Chapman will play soccer at Mount Union College in Ohio.

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Lexi Gomez will play soccer at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Cameron Robinson will play soccer at Gannon University in Pennsylvania.

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Sam Vas will play football @ Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Stay tuned for additional letter of intent signing news!

Congrats again and best of luck to these outstanding athletes!


 OFCS SUPERINTENDENT DR. LLOYD PARTICIPATES IN GRADUATION DISCUSSION WITH SENATOR LEHNER

state-of-ohioOlmsted Falls City School District Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd participated in a discussion with State Senator Peggy Lehner last week, which aired locally on WVIZ and can also be viewed online HERE.  (Note:  The graduation discussion begins at approx. the 10:00 minute mark in the program.)

The segment, discussing high school graduation requirements, was featured on “The State of Ohio” program which also airs on The Ohio Channel.

Follow Dr. Lloyd on Twitter @OFCSSuper.


MANY WINNERS – AND VOLUNTEERS – AT THE ANNUAL PTA TALENT SHOW

in-the-spotlight talent show graphicThe 30th annual High School PTA Talent Show was held Saturday at OFHS.  Congratulations to the following students on their performances.

In the K-4 Grade Category – Falls Lenox

Sully Murray – First Place tie, vocal performance of “House of Gold.”
Kylee Kosar and Isabella Muñoz – Second Place, vocal performance of “Beautiful Day.”

Steven Demchak – Third Place, piano solo of “The Star Bangled Banner.”

In the K-4 Grade Category – OFIS

Isabella Goldshmidt – First Place tie, piano solo medley of songs by Nancy and Randy Faber.

In the 5-8 Grade Category – OFIS

Lindsey Smits – First Place, vocal performance of “Sing Your Own Song.” Lindsey was also the Overall Winner of the Talent show, having received the highest score of all performers in the show.

Adam Dempsey – Third Place, freestyle dance performance of the medley “Can’t Stop This Feeling; What Ya Working With and Hair Up.”

In the 5-8 Grade Category – OFMS

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Talent Show Cover Design by Claire Rosen

Rachel Korba – Second Place, contemporary dance to “Too Good.”

In the 9th – 12th Grade Category – OFHS

Elisabeth Helmick – First Place, vocal of “Can’t Let Go.”  Elisabeth was also the recipient of the Dara Hosta Vocal Performance Award given by the Hosta Family.

Jack Surtman – Second Place, piano solo of “Canon in D Major.”

Amanda Holt – Third Place, vocal and guitar performance of “Drops of Jupiter.”

Congratulations to all of the Talent Show winners and to all the students who shared their talents in the show. A special thank you to Dan Fidler, Brynn Hanratty, Nico Humphrey and Carson Moore from Golden Expressions who performed the National Anthem to open the Talent Show. Congratulations also to the program cover design winner Claire Rosen, OFHS grade 12,  Graphic Arts student from Polaris whose original artwork appeared on the Talent Show program cover. Great and creative design Claire!! The program cover is shown here on the right.

And what would a Talent Show be without a Master of Ceremonies?  Thank you Danny Doherty, OFHS Junior. Many thanks as well to the OFHS Stage/Sound/Lighting Crew Gabe Gulla and Jack Corrigan.   A very special shout out to Dave and Jessica our special musical performers who entertained the audience while participant scores were tallied.

Our most sincere gratitude to Fonda and Bruce Hosta for their continued support of the Talent Show through donation of trophies and the prize for the Dara Hosta Vocal Performance Award. Many thanks to our PTA volunteers who helped make this event a success and thanks to our wonderful audience.  All proceeds from the show will benefit Class of 2017 graduates with scholarship awards.

It was a great show!  We hope that our K- 11 performers will return again next year.  We can’t wait to see what talents you will share with us!


SUPER BOWL HOAGIE ASSEMBLING – AND BUYING – TOMORROW, SATURDAY FEB. 4TH 

OFHS Super Bowl hoagie saleParent and student volunteers are gathering at Shaker’s MarketPlace at 9 a.m. TOMORROW – Saturday, Feb. 4 – to assemble more than 1,000 sandwiches for the annual Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Super Bowl Hoagie Sale. Any additional volunteer support is appreciated!  Just show up at 9 am to help!  NO experience required!!

Students will deliver pre-ordered hoagies on Saturday for those wishing to save them for Super Bowl LI on Sunday. Students who have been selling hoagies need to plan to pick up their orders for their deliveries Saturday.  

Music students have been working hard gathering orders, and some hoagies will also be sold at the store.  Hoagies are $5 each.

 Thanks to all of who have helped get this done!

HELP RAISE FUNDS DURING OFIS PTA READ-A-THON THROUGH FEB. 15TH

read-a-thon-fundraiserHelp the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School PTA raise money while promoting reading skills and education.   OFIS PTA launched its local Read-a-Thon this past Monday holding various reading sessions to help raise funds.  Supporters may donate money toward the program – and leave a word of encouragement – for students during this time.

Simply log on to the reader dashboard by clicking HERE and donate.  You may view it several times to check the fundraising amount and view donors commitment to reading.  As one entry reads: “Reading is the most important thing you can do at school and at your leisure. It helps you to develop a great vocabulary, helps with your spelling and is needed in every subject in school and in so much of your life.”

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PLAY BINGO WHILE RAISING FUNDS FOR HELPING HANDS

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Enjoy some friendly games of Bingo this Wednesday, February 8th at Tony K’s with proceeds benefiting Helping Hands.

Doors open – and shopping with participating vendors – at 6:30 p.m. with bingo starting at 7.  The cost is $10 for a set of bingo cards.  Prizes will be awarded each round from participating vendors.

Why not dine out and have fun doing so playing Bingo.  Reserve your spot by emailing helpinghands@ofce.net by Tuesday, February 7th.

 


bb-poster-2017-2HAVE A BLAST AT THE FEBRUARY 24TH BALLROOM BLITZ
The Olmsted Falls Music Association will present the OFHS Jazz Band and Golden Expressions at the February 24th Ballroom Blitz. It will be at 7 p.m. in the OFHS “Café Ballroom.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7, students and seniors 65 and above.

To see a flier of the event, click HERE.


 SAVE THE DATE!  FEB 25TH FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT @ OFHS 7-9:30 P.M.

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More information coming soon!

Stay tuned…

 

 


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS

bowling pinsPeople of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics.  Please note the time and location are different from  what is listed on the PTA calendar.

It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma.  The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers.  Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in.  The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th  To see a flier and registration form, click HERE.     If you have question, email helpinghands@ofcs.net.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to the May 21st Post Prom. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center. The dates are February 15, March 15, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17.

Please mark your calendars for any or ALL of these upcoming Post Prom fundraisers!  Thank you for your continuing support!

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  • Need Flowers for Winter Floral?  Creations by Lynn of Berea can assist.  FLYER ATTACHED
  • Ongoing until goal is met – T-Shirt Quilt Raffle  FLYER ATTACHED

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.co m

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


 SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

boxtopsboxtop-imageParents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school.

To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.


bulldog-sweatSHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR

Hoodies and long and short sleeve shirts are available to purchase during Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s Spiritwear fundraiser. The clothing is available online at Ryco Sports.

To view the online merchandise, click HERE.


FEB. 11TH LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS

dsc_0960Olmsted Falls Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is February 11th. Two sets of Cavs floor seats will be raffled during the event.  It’s easy to win – just purchase a playing card for $10. You will have a one in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the April 12th Cavs vs Raptors game. Indians tickets also are part of a giveaway. Who will be the lucky winners of these special prizes?dsc_0961

Test your luck from 7-11:30 p.m. February 11th at the West Side Irish-American Club on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township.  The night includes a big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and others as well as 50/50 raffle, side boards and others. There is a cash bar and refreshments that Angelina’s Pizza will provide.

Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni Office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  The event is for anyone age 21 and older.  For more details, click HERE to see the event’s flyer.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OCSL REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1ST

ocsl-logoThe Olmsted Community Summer League (OCSL) offers baseball and slow-pitch softball leagues/games for boys and girls ages 4 through 18. We accept kids of all skill levels and require little to no travel. Registration is open from February 1st until March 31, 2017.  To download the OCSL flyer, please click HERE. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. New this year, if you register by February 28, 2017, you will receive $5 off your registration fee. Registrations after March 31, 2017, will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2017. Please like OCSL on Facebook for frequent updates and news about our league. We look forward to seeing you on the ball fields. Any questions please contact the OCC at (440) 427-1599.


OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATION @ OPEN HOUSE – FEBRUARY 8th

preschool cartoon kidsOlmsted Community Preschool will have its annual Open House and Registration for the 2017-18 school year from 6:30-8 p.m. February 8th. The preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. For more information, contact Melanie Reynolds, 440-235-3869 or ocprschl@aol.com. The preschool is located at 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, 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 CLOSURE ALERT – MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017

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All Olmsted Falls City School District building will be CLOSED TODAY – Monday, January 30th – due to inclement weather and road conditions.

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OFCS Update – January 27, 2017

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OLMSTED FALLS KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT IS THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST

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ANNUAL KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT

THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST

7:00 P.M.

AT OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (7105 Fitch Road)

Parents of students who will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2017 and will be entering kindergarten this fall are encouraged to attend this important meeting to learn more about Olmsted Falls School District’s full day kindergarten program.  Parents with children who miss the age cut-off of August 1 are also welcome to attend as the consideration process for early entrance will be reviewed.

Earlier this week, Olmsted Falls City Schools announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the 2017-18 school year.  To read the complete announcement, please click HERE.  To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.

Kindergarten registration for next year will officially begin this Wednesday, February 1.  The first step to registering a new kindergarten student for the 2017-18 school year is to complete the online registration process accessible from the district’s website, www.ofcs.net.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please do NOT register your incoming kindergarten student prior to this Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The online portal for the 2017-18 school year will not be available until then.


OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR OFFICER FAHEY

image2image1-1Olmsted Falls City School District extends condolences and heartfelt support to the City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Police Department and the family of fallen officer David Fahey.  

Blue ribbons have been displayed throughout the community including in front of Falls-Lenox Primary School as a local show of support for Officer Fahey’s family.  Officer Fahey’s mother, retired Olmsted Township police officer Jackie Ketterer, is a current member of our staff at Falls-Lenox and has previously worked throughout all district school buildings as a School Resource Officer and member of our local Olmsted Township Police Department.  Staff members and parent volunteers from Falls-Lenox assisted with the blue ribbon effort, which included sending ribbons home with Falls-Lenox students for their neighborhoods as well.  Please continue to keep Officer Fahey’s family in your thoughts during this difficult time.


MATH + FAMILIES = ECC FAMILY MATH NIGHT

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SS_upper_leftOlmsted Falls ECC held its Family Math Night event last week.

Our itty bitty bulldogs and their families had fun visiting various stations around the school, including technology, geometry, algebraic operations, measurement and number sense.

To view a photo gallery of the event, click HERE.


OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW IS TOMORROW – SATURDAY, JAN. 28

talent-showThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA’s 30th Annual Talent Show is at 7 p.m. this Saturday, January 28th in the Olmsted Falls High School auditorium.

Enjoy the evening watching and supporting our talented students – and teachers who will present their talents as well!

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children under age 3.  Tickets are available at the door.


HEALTH CLINIC REMINDER: MEDICATION GUIDELINES

  1. medgraphicAll medication must be delivered by a parent or responsible adult in the container provided by the pharmacy. Please do not send in medications with your child. All Pharmacy labels must be visible on prescription medications All non prescription items must be unopened, labeled and unexpired. Forms may be faxed or hand delivered by an adult
  2. All medications that a student needs will be locked in the clinic or in a secure location, except for asthma inhalers and epi-pens
  3. When new medications are started on your child please give the first dose on a weekend or a non school day to make sure there is no allergic reaction or serious side effects.
  4. Medications for chronic conditions are included in the Health Care Plan. For example:  Inhalers and epipen authorizations are included in the asthma /allergy Health Care Plans.  So, no additional forms are necessary.
  5. If bringing in medications for a field trip, please make sure to have child’s name and grade on a Ziploc type bag, name on the medication bottle and Parent / Physician signature for all prescription medications. Only a parent signature is required for all nonprescription medications.
  6. Please do not at any time send in a bag full of medication with no paperwork or just pills in a bag with no instructions . The clinic will not be able to give this medication.

If you have any questions about the OFCS medication guidelines, please contact District Nurse Carol Meszaros, RN, at 427-6364.


SUPER BOWL HOAGIE ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY – FRIDAY!

OFHS Super Bowl hoagie saleOFHS music students will perform at DisneyWorld in February.

To help defray their cost, the OFMA will again have the annual Super Bowl Hoagie Sale that will occur February 4th at Shaker’s MarketPlace.  Students will earn funds for each hoagie – about 50 percent – they sell.  OFMS students also may participate to start earning funds in their own personal travel account.

Students will collect money from those who order from them. Click HERE for the order form. Click HERE for the envelope form. Envelopes only will be printed for HS students.  If more are needed, contact Janet Kollar, janetrk@sbcglobal.net.

All orders are due to their OFHS music teacher TODAY – JANUARY 27TH.   Volunteers also are needed to assemble hoagies February 4th as well as students to place lettuce and tomatoes in sandwich bags February 3rd.  If you can volunteer, please click HERE to sign up.


BUY FLOWERS FOR WINTER FORMAL TO BENEFIT POST PROM

dancersflowersAttn: OFHS Students!  Need flowers for the upcoming Winter Formal scheduled for next Friday, February 3rd? Creations by Lynn of  Berea has partnered with Olmsted Falls Post Prom and can assist with wrist corsage, boutonneire or a special bouquet of flowers.

Call Creations by Lynn of Berea at 440-234-1351 and mention Olmsted Falls Post Prom OR visit Creations by Lynn of Berea at 211 Front Street in Berea and bring the official flyer with you. Click HERE for the flyer.


bb-poster-2017-2HAVE A BLAST AT THE FEBRUARY 24TH BALLROOM BLITZ

The Olmsted Falls Music Association will present the OFHS Jazz Band and Golden Expressions at the February 24th Ballroom Blitz. It will be at 7 p.m. in the OFHS “Café Ballroom.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7, students and seniors 65 and above.

To see a flier of the event, click HERE.


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS

bowling pinsPeople of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics.  Please note the time and location are different from  what is listed on the PTA calendar.

It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma.  The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers.  Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in.  The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th  To see a flier and registration form, click HERE.     If you have question, email helpinghands@ofcs.net.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to the May 21st Post Prom. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center. The dates are February 15, March 15, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17.

Please mark your calendars for any or ALL of these upcoming Post Prom fundraisers!  Thank you for your continuing support!

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  • Need Flowers for Winter Floral?  Creations by Lynn of Berea can assist.  FLYER ATTACHED
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – Tony K’s Dine-in or Carry-out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)
  • February 2, 2017 – Pinot’s Palette (Olmsted Falls) FLYER ATTACHED (Text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145)
  • Ongoing until goal is met – T-Shirt Quilt Raffle  FLYER ATTACHED

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.co m

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


 SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

boxtopsboxtop-imageParents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school. To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.


bulldog-sweatSHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR

Hoodies and long and short sleeve shirts are available to purchase during Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s Spiritwear fundraiser. The clothing is available online at Ryco Sports.

To view the online merchandise, click HERE.


LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS

dsc_0960Olmsted Falls Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is February 11th.  Once again, two sets of Cavs floor sets will be raffled during the event.  It’s easy to win – just purchase a playing card for $10. You will have a one in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the April 12th Cavs vs Raptors game. Indians tickets also are part of a giveaway. Who will be the lucky winners of these special prizes?dsc_0961

Test your luck from 7-11:30 p.m. February 11th at the West Side Irish-American Club on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township.  The night includes a big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and others as well as 50/50 raffle, side boards and others. There is a cash bar and refreshments that Angelina’s Pizza will provide.

Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni Office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  The event is for anyone age 21 and older.  For more details, click HERE to see the event’s flyer.


 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION ENDS THIS TUESDAY – JAN. 31ST

crossed bats softballRegistration for the upcoming softball season now is open through January 31st. You may register by clicking on the link below or visiting occ.recdesk.com.  You also may register in person by visiting the Olmsted Community Center during regular business hours.

Olmsted Girls Fast Pitch is open to all girls, ages 8-18, residing within the Olmsted Falls city school district.  Visit olmstedgirlsfastpitch.org for more information.


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

teen-nightSwings-N-Things will host its final January Teen Dance Night TONIGHT from 7-10:30 p.m., which still includes an area for chaperones featuring free wifi!

For additional information, click HERE for the event flyer or contact Swings-N-Things at 235-4420, ext. 125.


OCSL REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1ST

ocsl-logoThe Olmsted Community Summer League (OCSL) offers baseball and slow-pitch softball leagues/games for boys and girls ages 4 through 18. We accept kids of all skill levels and require little to no travel. Registration is open from February 1st until March 31, 2017. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. New this year, if you register by February 28, 2017, you will receive $5 off your registration fee. Registrations after March 31, 2017, will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2017. Please like OCSL on Facebook for frequent updates and news about our league. We look forward to seeing you on the ball fields. Any questions please contact the OCC at (440) 427-1599


OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATION @ OPEN HOUSE

preschool cartoon kidsOlmsted Community Preschool will have its annual Open House and Registration for the 2017-18 school year from 6:30-8 p.m. February 8th. The preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. For more information, contact Melanie Reynolds, 440-235-3869 or ocprschl@aol.com. The preschool is located at 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

The Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, 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 – January 23, 2017

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OLMSTED FALLS OFFERS KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM THAT ENHANCES LEARNING

District to transition to full day kindergarten program beginning with upcoming 2017-2018 school year

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Olmsted Falls City Schools is excited to announce that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the 2017-18 school year.   

“We entered into an all day kindergarten experience with caution and have now been able to take a step back and evaluate the students’ experiences,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd.  “The positive benefits of the full day kindergarten option have already been readily evident.  Our teachers are seeing incredible growth in our students that includes their creativity, social interactions and academic development. We look forward to being able to offer this valuable full day kindergarten experience to all of our kindergarten students without having to charge tuition,” added Dr. Lloyd.

SS_upper_leftThe district piloted an all-day kindergarten program for 125 students this school year.  These students paid a tuition fee for the program to cover the additional costs.  However, if the district moves to a full-day kindergarten program, the state funding levels change, making it cost-effective for the district to operate the program without parent tuition.

“This option provides so many benefits for our youngest students,” said Dr. Lloyd. “We are striving to provide an exceptional well-rounded experience for all while also being fiscally responsible with taxpayer resources. The fact that we can now offer this tuition free and not break our budget makes this decision fiscally responsible and child centered.  This move creates a tremendous value with educational benefits at no extra costs to parents.”

The district will host the annual Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center (7105 Fitch Road).  Parents of students who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2017 and will be entering kindergarten this fall are encouraged to attend this important meeting to learn more about Olmsted Falls School District’s full day kindergarten program.  Parents with children who miss the age cut-off of August 1 are also welcome to attend as the consideration process for early entrance will be reviewed.

Kindergarten registration will officially begin on Wednesday, February 1.  The first step to registering a new kindergarten student for the 2017-18 school year is to complete the online registration process accessible from the district’s website, www.ofcs.net.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please do NOT register your incoming kindergarten student prior to February 1, 2017. The online portal for the 2017-18 school year will not be available until then.

To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


CAVS WHEELCHAIR COMPETITORS PERFORM FOR FALLS-LENOX STUDENTS

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img_9565The Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers returned for the third year to Falls Lenox Primary School as part of Celebrating Differences week. The staff and students enjoyed their positive messages! Thank you to PTA for partially funding this and for Mrs. Scott, school psychologist, for organizing their visit.img_9562

The group partners with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Clinic and Invacare Top End to compete on a national level as part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Its mission is to make a difference in the community by helping educate and provide opportunities to children and newly-injured adults with disabilities.


OFMS STUDENTS COMPETE IN LOCAL GEOGRAPHY BEE

2017-geo-beeOFMS students again competed this year in the annual Geography Bee with one who will continue competing.

It began in November when more than 850 OFMS students took the Qualifying Exam. Of those, more than 60 qualified for the Preliminary Exam that occurred in December. The contestants then were narrowed to 20, then six and the champion.

Sixth-grade competitors were Arjun Arumugam, David Vidovich, Tyler Pletcher and Logan Carleton.

Seventh graders included Sarah Tomasch, Noah Young, Samantha Gaba, Ryan Graham, Caleb Arroyo, Holly Robinson, Ben Siao, and Josuah Kuperman.

Eighth graders were Morgan Demooy, Xavier Zurawski, Noah Barratt, Hank Long, Sanat Subhash, Colin Clark, Tyler Delap and Richie Garcia.

2017-geo-bee-picture-iiThe Geography Bee champion was David Vidovich with Sanat Subhash, second; Noah Young, third; Joshua Kuperman, fourth and Noah Barratt, fifth. Pictured in the photo on the left are those who qualified for the final round. They are, from left, Noah Young, Morgan Demooy, Joshua Kuperman, Noah Barratt, Hank Long, Tyler Delap, Sanat Subhas and David Vidovich.

Congratulations to all who competed. Best of luck, David, for continued success.


OFMS CLUB BUILDS CONFIDENCE IN GIRLS FOR STEM EDUCATION

img_0685img_0684This week the Olmsted Falls Middle School’s Girls in Engineering Math and Science – GEMS – Club worked on a project with the RePlay Organization.

The girls learned how basic circuits work and used this to re-purpose toys for special needs children. They spent img_0688the afternoon stripping wires, soldering, sewing and connecting wires in an effort to add touch switches to electronic toys.

This was just one of the many hands-on projects in which the newly-formed GEMS Club has participated.  GEMS is empowering girls to find passion and build confidence in STEM education and STEM-related careers.


OFHS COUNSELORS OFFER 2 IMPORTANT INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS THIS WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25TH – ONE TO FEATURE AKRON UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

College Credit Plus Information Night – Wed., Jan 25th @ 6 p.m.   The College Credit Plus is a program that allows students in grades 7-12 to take college classes and earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. Students must apply and be accepted to the college in which they intend to participate. We will be reviewing the program details, application and class registration process. Representatives from OFHS, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga County Community College, Lorain County Community College and Polaris Career Center will be available to answer parent and student questions.

Junior Parent College Night – Wed., Jan 25th @ 7 p.m. – Junior parents and students are invited to this information session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 25th in the OFHS auditorium. Mrs. Caldrone, college and career counselor, will discuss college exploration, admissions testing and how to best prepare your student for the college application process. We will have two special guest speakers as well. Katy Marshall, transfer specialist from Cuyahoga Community College, will discuss how to successfully transfer from a community college to a four-year college. Matthew Wilson, University of Akron president, will lead a discussion about the college admission process and expectations of college freshman.

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


CONGRATULATIONS TO LOCAL UNIT WINNERS IN THIS YEAR’S PTA REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST

16-17-reflections-participation-web-bannerThe Olmsted Falls Council of PTA’s is pleased to announce the unit winners for this year’s PTA Reflections Art Contest. The theme this year is “What Is Your Story?” and nearly 70 entries were submitted in six different categories, with entries ranging from the Early Childhood PTA all the way to the High School PTA and every unit in between.

Twenty-eight entries have been submitted and sent to the Ohio PTA for judging, and from there we hope to get some of our students’ amazing work sent to the National PTA level for judging. A big thank you to all the students who entered their creations this year!

Here is a list of our local winners:

Visual Arts Primary Division (preschool – grade 2)
1st Place Lily Rokas – Kindergarten; 2nd Place Tessa Chapin – 2nd grade; 3rd Place Carter Williams – 1st grade; Honorable Mention Finn Lauderdale – Pre-K

Visual Arts Intermediate Division (grades 3 – 5)
1st Place Carly Oliver – 5th grade; 2nd Place Marley Cashin – 5th grade; 3rd Place Anabelle Stanford – 4th grade; Honorable Mention McKeely Kemock – 4th grade

Visual Arts Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place Georgia Kelley – 8th grade; 2nd Place Lindsey LaPinta – 8th grade; 3rd Place Hadley Allen – 6th grade; Honorable Mention Allison Milligan – 8th grade

Visual Arts High School Division (grades 9-12)
1st Place Jason Gwynn – 9th grade; 2nd Place Bennett Graham – 12 grade

Visual Arts Special Artist Division/High School
1st Place Aaron Oehlstrom – 12th grade; 2nd Place Amber Michney – 9th grade; 3rd Place Heather Grant – 12th grade;
Honorable Mention Rebekka McElroy – 11th grade

Visual Arts Special Artist Division/Intermediate
1st Place Emily Heine – 5th grade; 2nd Place Yohanna Amoah – 4th grade; 3rd Place Caden Celesky – 5th grade;
Honorable Mention Jonny Clemons – 5th grade

Literature Primary Division (Preschool – grade 2)
1st Place Ella Meczka – 2nd grade; 2nd Place Tessa Chapin – 2nd grade

Literature Intermediate Division (grades 3-5)
1st Place Olivia Thach – 5th grade; 2nd Place Addison Kovach – 3rd grade; 3rd Place Zoe Nechvatal – 4th grade

Literature Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place Keeley Patton – 8th grade; 2nd Place Emma Barnard – 8th grade

Literature High School Division (grades 9-12)
1st Place Julie Calaway – 12th grade; 2nd Place Harrison Graham – 9th grade

Photography Primary Division (preschool – grade 2)
1st Place Kara Vinci – 1st grade

Photography Intermediate Division (grades 3-5)
1st Place Dominic DiFilippo – 4th grade; 2nd Place Nora Barnard – 5th grade

Photography Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place Matthew Gluvna – 7th grade; 2nd Place Andrew Homola – 7th grade

Photography High School Division (grades 9-12)
1st Place Andrew Barnard – 11th grade; 2nd Place Julie Calaway – 12th grade; 3rd Place Harrison Graham – 9th grade

Music Composition Intermediate Division (grades 3 – 5)
1st Place Dominic DiFilippo – 4th grade

Music Composition Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place Michael DiFilippo – 7th grade

Dance Choreography Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place Claire Oliver – 8th grade


OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW IS JANUARY 28TH

talent-showThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA’s 30th annual talent show is at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 28th in the Olmsted Falls High School auditorium. This scholarship fundraiser will feature about 25 local students in grades K-12 performing a myriad of talents including: singing, dancing and playing various instruments.  And, for the second year, we will have a special musical performance by several of our Olmsted Falls teachers!  Enjoy an evening watching and supporting our talented students!  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children under age 3.  Tickets are available at the door and in the OFHS auditorium on Tuesday, January 24th from 6-9 pm.  Questions?  Contact Sharon Knaggs, msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net or 440-463-8106).


YOUNG BULLDOGS INVITED TO CHEERLEADER CLINIC AND PERFORM @ FEB. 10TH GAME – REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY (1/23/17)

cheerleading-megaphoneAll Olmsted Falls students in grades 2-5 are invited to attend a Cheerleading Clinic and perform at halftime during the Bulldogs-Midview varsity basketball game. OFHS cheerleaders will conduct the clinic from 6:30-8:30 p.m. February 8th at the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School gym.

Those attending the clinic will cheer at the 7:30 p.m. February 10th varsity game. Each participant will receive a Mini Cheer T-shirt, free game admission, a snack at the game and picture with the Bulldog and varsity cheerleaders. To view a flier and registration details, click HERE.

Registration ends at 3:30 p.m. TODAY, JANUARY 23RD. Email ofhscheerleading@gmail.com if you have questions.


OFIS STUDENT ORGANIZES FREE LUNCH FOR SENIORS

OFIS student Chad Theriot had an idea of offering local senior citizens a free lunch.   With the help of volunteers from his family, school and city personnel and local businesses and groups, he organized a luncheon last Saturday at Olmsted Falls City Hall that included soup, sandwiches, pizza, desserts and fun.  The luncheon was a big hit with seniors and the many volunteers who made the luncheon a success. Congratulations, Chad.  To see a story about Chad and the luncheon that appeared in the Sun Post-Herald, click HERE.

Pictured above is, front row: Chad, brother Blake, back row: dad Rob, mom Martha and Olmsted Falls Mayor Ann Marie Donegan.


IT’S SUPER BOWL HOAGIE TIME!

OFHS Super Bowl hoagie saleOFHS music students will perform at DisneyWorld in February.

To help defray their cost, the OFMA will again have the annual Super Bowl Hoagie Sale that will occur February 4th at Shaker’s MarketPlace.  Students will earn funds for each hoagie – about 50 percent – they sell.  OFMS students also may participate to start earning funds in their own personal travel account.

Students will collect money from those who order from them. Click HERE for the order form. Click HERE for the envelope form. Envelopes only will be printed for HS students.  If more are needed, contact Janet Kollar, janetrk@sbcglobal.net.

All orders are due to their OFHS music teacher by Friday, January 27th.  Volunteers also are needed to assemble hoagies February 4th as well as students to place lettuce and tomatoes in sandwich bags February 3rd.  If you can volunteer, please click HERE to sign up.


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS

bowling pinsPeople of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics.  Please note the time and location are different from  what is listed on the PTA calendar.

It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma.  The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers.  Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in.  The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th  To see a flier and registration form, click HERE.     If you have question, email helpinghands@ofcs.net.


SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

boxtopsboxtop-imageParents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school. To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.


bulldog-sweatSHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR

Hoodies and long and short sleeve shirts are available to purchase during Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s Spiritwear fundraiser. The clothing is available online at Ryco Sports.

To view the online merchandise, click HERE.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to the May 21st Post Prom. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center. The dates are February 15, March 15, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17.

Please mark your calendars for any or ALL of these upcoming Post Prom fundraisers!  Thank you for your continuing support!

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  • TOMORROW NIGHT – January 24, 2017– Suds Maquire’s Dine to Donate & Trivia Night FLYER ATTACHED
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – Tony K’s Dine-in or Carry-out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)
  • February 2, 2017 – Pinot’s Palette (Olmsted Falls) FLYER ATTACHED (Text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145)
  • Ongoing until goal is met – T-Shirt Quilt Raffle  FLYER ATTACHED

 

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.co m

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


 LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS

dsc_0960Olmsted Falls Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is less than a month away.  Once again, two sets of Cavs floor sets will be raffled during the event.  It’s easy to win – just purchase a playing card for $10. You will have a one in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the April 12th Cavs vs Raptors game. Indians tickets also are part of a giveaway. Who will be the lucky winners of these special prizes?dsc_0961

Test your luck from 7-11:30 p.m. February 11th at the West Side Irish-American Club on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township.  The night includes a big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and others as well as 50/50 raffle, side boards and others. There is a cash bar and refreshments that Angelina’s Pizza will provide.

Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni Office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  The event is for anyone age 21 and older.  For more details, click HERE to see the event’s flyer.

 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



 Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS DIGITAL DESIGN PROGRAM – THIS WEDNESDAY

Teen 3D Design

Date: 1/25/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Description: Explore hands-on digital creation as you create your own design using 3-D modeling program, Tinkercad! Your item will be printed on Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 3-D printer and will be available for pick-up one week after the program.

A valid email address and basic computer skills are required. Registration is required for the participants who must be ages 11-18.  To register, click HERE.


OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION ENDS JANUARY 31ST

crossed bats softballRegistration for the upcoming softball season now is open through January 31st. You may register by clicking on the link below or visiting occ.recdesk.com.  You also may register in person by visiting the Olmsted Community Center during regular business hours.

Olmsted Girls Fast Pitch is open to all girls, ages 8-18, residing within the Olmsted Falls city school district.  Visit olmstedgirlsfastpitch.org for more information.


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

teen-nightSwings-N-Things will be hosting a Teen Dance Night every Friday night in January from 7 – 10:30 p.m. – including an area for chaperones featuring free wifi!

For additional information, click HERE for the event flyer or contact Swings-N-Things at 235-4420, ext. 125 for more details.


OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATION @ OPEN HOUSE

preschool cartoon kidsOlmsted Community Preschool will have its annual Open House and Registration for the 2017-18 school year from 6:30-8 p.m. February 8th. The preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. For more information, contact Melanie Reynolds, 440-235-3869 or ocprschl@aol.com. The preschool is located at 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

The Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


 

 


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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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