OFCS Update – February 15, 2018

ENJOY THE 4-DAY WEEKEND NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH & MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

A reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS TOMORROW – FEBRUARY 16TH – as it is a District Professional Development Day for staff. The district also will be closed – for both staff and students – THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH in honor of Presidents Day.

All school buildings will reopen Tuesday, February 20th.

Enjoy the long weekend!


ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE SCHOOLS  DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT IS TONIGHT!

Get ready to duck, dodge and dare – to watch the annual Battle of the Schools Dodgeball Tournament TONIGHT – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH!

The fun begins at 7 p.m. in the Olmsted Falls High School gym. Doors open at 6:30 for this PTA-sponsored event.  Funds raised go toward scholarships for 2018 graduating seniors.  Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults at the door.

Don’t forget there is face painting, concessions, 50-50 raffle and a 3-point shooting fun that for $1 a shot, you can earn $2 for sinking it.

The winning team of  the battling schools then plays the champs of last week’s OFMS Dodgeball contest.  Hope to see you there!


BALLROOM BLITZ DANCES INTO TOWN THIS SATURDAY NIGHT @ OFHS

The Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Ballroom Blitz is this Saturday, February 17th in the OFHS cafe/ballroom.

The school’s Jazz Band and Golden Expressions will perform with “All that Jazz” at 7 p.m. The night includes dancing, raffles, door prizes, light refreshments and more. The entry cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students and those over 65.  Tickets are available from any jazz band/Golden Expressions member, at the door or by emailing bgareau@sbcglobal.net. It’s a night of fun and giving since all the proceeds go toward music enhancement within the district. Hope to see you there!


OFHS CIM CLASS STUDENT SOLVES TECH ISSUE WITH 3D PRINTER

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Problem-solving junior Cole Zehe!

Kudos and thanks OFHS junior Cole Zehe!  Chromebook has an issue with the ribbon cable on the key pad – when the cable is bent over on itself, it loses connection.  The OFCS tech department found an article revealing a solution to the problem by creating a 3D printed part.

The tech staff approached Mr. Haydn’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing class to see if they might be able to create 3D parts as described in the article.  Mr. Haydn gave the article to Cole Zehe and he made a model and printed samples for the tech staff to try.  The first sample was not quite thick enough, so we increased the thickness and it works!

We are so proud of our innovative, talented and problem-solving students!  Well done!

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OFCS SUPERINTENDENT’S LATEST BLOG POSTS SHARE INSIGHT ON STATEHOUSE PLANS TO MERGE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION
SuptBlogImage_AboutPageOFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd continues to keep our community informed regarding broader issues in the field of education through his personally authored blog – the OFCS Superintendent’s Update.
Dr. Lloyd’s most recent posts address this week’s press conference from the Ohio Statehouse announcing plans for a new legislation that would consolidate the Department of Education, Department of Higher Education and Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation into one “super” department.
To read Dr. Lloyd’s thoughts on this development and access a direct link to a video of the press conference, please visit the following links:
Did You Know?  You can sign-up to follow Dr. Lloyd’s blog and receive email notifications whenever he posts new content.
Questions about Dr. Lloyd’s Superintendent’s Update blog and, as always, any questions about Olmsted Falls City School District can be directed to Dr. Lloyd at jlloyd@ofcs.net or by calling 440.427.6000.
Thanks for staying informed about what’s happening in our schools and issues facing the broader field of public education.  For those on Twitter, you can also follow Dr. Lloyd: @OFCSSuper.

 


FALLS-LENOX POSTER WINNERS

Congratulations to Haley Patel, graded 1; Mallory Alvarez, grade 2 and Mattea Amoah, grade 3.  They are the Falls Lenox Primary School grade level winners in the recent Celebrating Differences Week poster contest.

Haley’s poster is entitled, “I am Me, You are You;” Mallory’s “Without Differences the World Would be Boring” and Mattea’s, “Down Syndrome – Don’t use the R Word.”

They are pictured here, from left to right, Haley, Mattea and Mallory.


OFHS ENGINEERING DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT CLASS “CANSTRUCTION” PROJECT

canstruction projects 2018The major expansion and renovation underway at the high school is not the only construction project in town!  Students in the Engineering Design & Development class at OFHS are working on “Can Structures,” fondly nicknamed “Canstruction” projects, these structures are built from food cans to a set of instructions.

The students will be building the creative structures at Polaris Career Center next Friday, February 23rd.  The timing corresponds to National Engineers Week – February 18th – 24th.  All food cans they build these structures with will be donated to Christians in Action when disassembled.

CP_leftStudents have been collecting donations from individuals and companies in order to purchase the specific cans of food needed to complete the structures.  The budget is $1,941.27 and, to date, the group has received donations from Key Bank, Tower City, Duct Tape, Arconic/SkillsUSA Fund, Spoon Blossoms and other individuals.

Anyone interested in giving a monetary donation to the project can drop off checks made out to Polaris Career Center with “Olmsted Falls Engineering” written on the note line.  All monetary donations will be used for the structures and the remainder given to Christians in Action.  Once the structures are built, the students are also planning an on-site donation box where visitors can leave additional non-perishable food donations.

Bulldog students continue to inspire and amaze with the activities and projects they are involved in out in our community!


CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER OF THIS YEAR’S PTA TALENT SHOW!

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This year’s annual PTA Talent Show, held at the high school auditorium last month, marked the 31st anniversary for this beloved event which raises money annually for scholarships for graduating OFHS seniors.
Congratulations to all of this year’s category winners (listed below) and many thanks to our amazing PTA volunteers for their time and effort in coordinating this fun event!  There is no shortage of talent here in Bulldog Country!
Special congratulations to this year’s Overall Winner (most points awarded) – the talented sibling duo of Elizabeth & Nicholas Gonzalez, who performed “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.”
Category Winners
student successGrades K-4th:
1st place – Clare Gareau
Grades 5-8:
1st place – Noah Young
2nd place – Adam Dempsey
3rd place – Cara Myers & Mckenna Weyburne
CP_leftGrades 9-12:
1st place – Bailey Sharp
2nd place – Bianca Sophia
3rd place – Lexy Jensen
Mixed Age:
1st place – Elizabeth & Nicholas Gonzalez
2nd place – Laney & Stone Rambert
3rd place – Hand Clap Band
Dara Hosta Memorial Award: Bianca Sophia

 

Congratulations again to all of these talented students!


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

The Olmsted Falls High School track and field parent meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 28th, in the high school choir room.

High school students who plan to participate in track and field this spring should have their parents attend this important meeting.

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


OLMSTED FALLS/BEREA-MIDPARK HIGH SCHOOL MILITARY NIGHT – FEBRUARY 28

Military night flyer 2018MILITARY CAREERS • ROTC • COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS •
MILITARY ACADEMY APPOINTMENT
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Olmsted Falls High School Media Center
26939 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
Representatives from the US Armed Forces &
Congressman Renacci’s Office will be available

Questions? Contact Aimee Caldrone, College & Career Counselor: 440-427-6152 or acaldrone@ofcs.net

 


GRAB SOME FOOD AT THIS MONDAY’S OFHS GIRLS LACROSSE FUNDRAISER

Help the OFHS Girls Lacrosse team by visiting the North Ridgeville’s Chipotle from 4-8 p.m. THIS MONDAY, February 19th.  Show the attached flyer, either in hand or on our cell phone or simply tell the cashier you’re supporting the OFHS Girls Lacrosse fundraiser and the team will earn 50 percent of each order.

The eatery is at 32223 Lorain Road, between Cook Road and I-480.

Why not wrap yourself in a delicious burrito for dinner this Monday and support the team.


IT’S MALLEY’S FUNDRAISER TIME AT OFIS!

malley_chocAll proceeds will be used to offset the cost of our annual class trip to Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan during the spring of your child’s 5th grade year.

· This is an ONLINE only candy fundraiser. Friends and family can order at their convenience 24 hours a day.

· All orders totaling $65 or more to one address receive FREE SHIPPING.

· ONLINE order deadline is Monday, March 26.

· TO GET STARTED: Visit our group link at: https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/olmsted-falls-easter-fundraiser

Thank you for supporting our school.  Sincerely,  Olmsted Falls Intermediate Staff


OECPTA ANNUAL BARGAIN BONANZA – SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH – SELLERS NEEDED

Bargain Bonanza

Don’t miss this year’s annual OECPTA Bargain Bonanza taking place on Saturday, March 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Olmsted Falls Middle School.

Early Bird –  8 to 9 a.m. – $5 admission

General – 9 a.m. to 12 Noon – $2 admission

Bag Sale – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – $3 per bag

bargain bonanza redoneSeller Registration Deadline is Friday, March 2nd.

Please visit www.oecpta.org for more information

OR register as a seller online at: https://form.jotform.com/alicia07ou/bb-registration.


BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS & OFCS SPECIAL OLYMPICS

bowlingimage2Date:  Sunday March 4, 2018
Time:  12-2p (11:30 registration)
Location:  Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted

$15/bowler which includes 2 games, shoes, slice of pizza, and a pop $6/non-bowler which includes a slice of pizza and a pop.  Raffles, 50/50, and Bake Sale!!!!

Online team registration link: http://bit.ly/2DLaKLf
**Only 1 member of the team needs to register their team, preferably the captain. A confirmation email will be sent sharing payment options.

Paper registration is also available if you prefer that method:  Registration Form

If you are unable to attend, or if you would like to make a RAFFLE DONATION for this event please use this link to sign up: http://bit.ly/2Fx2YW3

Come join us for some bowling fun while supporting a good cause!!!!

All funds raised by this event will be use to support OFCS Special Olympics athletes, award selected graduating seniors with scholarships, and provide grant opportunities for OFCS staff to purchase equipment/supplies for special needs students, field trip opportunities, and outside therapies (like music)!!


GET READY TO TAKE THE REINS AT THE APRIL 14TH NIGHT AT THE RACES

Mark your calendars for the annual Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters’ Night at the Races on Saturday, April 14th.

Booster members invite everyone to come and support its organization. This event is one of its largest fundraisers of the year. All funds raised go directly back to all of the athletic organizations in our district grades 7 – 12.

For tickets, contact Brian Fritz at 216-337-4422.  To purchase a horse, contact Terry Atkins at terenceatkins22@gmail.com.  In addition, the group is sending out a merchant letter.  If you work for a company that makes donations to non-profit organizations, please present your employer this letter for a donation. See the attached flyers for more information.

Come on out for a good time while helping our athletic programs – we look forward to a fun night! GO BULLDOGS!

Horse Form – 2018 Horse Form

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START THINKING ABOUT SUMMER: CAMP INVENTION IS CALLING ALL CAMPERS & INVENTORS!

Camp Invention_early discount _Page_1Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! Campers in grades K-6 explore the technology behind self-driving cars and create vehicles of the future, build their very own “smart” homes, design a mechanical robot dog and take home an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up!

Camp will run the week of June 11-15. Early registration discounts are available, so don’t delay. Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to register. Use promo code Ideas25 to save $25 (expires 3/23).

To download a Camp Invention flyer, please click HERE.  Contact Brianna Smith at bsmith@ofcs.net with any questions.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR 2018-2019 
preschool cartoon kidsOlmsted Community Preschool Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is officially underway.  The preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. For more information, contact Melanie Reynolds, 440-235-3869 or ocprschol@aol.com The preschool is located at 7853 Main Street in Olmsted Falls.

GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES PRESENTED BY OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS
FF2C001D-A91F-4DAB-BDA9-54158FEE6F31Join us on our journey to the Enchanted Forest where we meet 12 dancing princesses on their quest to find adventure and love. Next, meet our prince and fairies as they mount a daring magical rescue to save Sleeping Beauty from a fairy who has gone astray. And last, but not least, Join Ella, who despite her difficulties, learns the magic of kindness and believing in the beauty of her dreams, and that all problems can be solved with a good pair of shoes.

Showtimes:

Fri Apr 6, 2018 | 7:00PM
Sat Apr 7, 2018 | 2:00PM
Sat Apr 7, 2018 | 7:00PM
Sun Apr 8, 2018 | 2:00PM

http://www.opatickets.com

The performances are held at Elyria High School Performing Arts, 600 West Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035.


OLMSTED COMMUNITY SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION

Registration is now open through March 31th for the Olmsted Community Summer League.

OCSL offers baseball and slow-pitch softball leagues/games for boys and girls ages 4 through 18. Kids for all skill levels are welcome.  The league requires little to no travel.

Register by February 28th to receive an early bird discount of $5 per player. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. Registrations after March 31, 2018 will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2018. Please like OCSL on Facebook for frequent updates and news about our league. Looking forward to seeing you on the ball fields. Any questions, please contact the OCC,  (440) 427-1599.


ADAPTIVE LACROSSE COMING TO OLMSTED FALLS

Lacrosse Bulldog logoOlmsted Falls Lacrosse Association is excited to announce a new component to our developmental lacrosse program – Adaptive Lacrosse! This program will run during the standard lacrosse season (March – May) and is designed to allow individuals with developmental disabilities to learn about and participate in the game of lacrosse. If you or someone that you know is interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Jodi DeMarco at joannademarco@yahoo.com or 440-503-3090. All are welcome, this is not limited to Olmsted Falls.


 

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OFCS Update – February 9, 2018

FALLS-LENOX/ECC PTA AWARDED NATIONAL PTA TAKE YOUR FAMILY TO SCHOOL WEEK GRANT; SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH

ptatyftsw_graphicCongratulations to our Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA on being awarded a National PTA Take Your Family To School Week Grant sponsored by Chrysler and Google Chromebook.  Our local PTA was one of just 55 PTA units across the country awarded this grant; and one of only four to be selected for it in the state of Ohio.

Connecting school and home is a shared priority of both PTA and Olmsted Falls City Schools.  Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA has come up with a unique and informative event to celebrate National PTA Take Your Family to School Week here in Olmsted Falls.

PTA TAKE YOUR FAMILY TO SCHOOL NIGHT

WHEN:  This Monday, February 12th   6:30-7:45 p.m.

WHERE:  Falls-Lenox Library

CP_leftWHAT:  Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA has created a broadcast featuring a panel discussion containing useful information about different ways to support the success of your young students.  All caregivers are invited to attend in person or make it a “virtual” event for yourself by tuning in to the special broadcast from any web connected computer or device. Those attending the event at Falls-Lenox will have access to ECC and Falls-Lenox building administrators following the broadcast screening for further Q & A.  Refreshments will also be served.  Babysitting will be available.

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Interested in viewing virtually from home (or wherever your schedule takes you this Monday evening)?  Simply visit the ECC or Falls-Lenox building homepage on the district website Monday night and click on the “PTA Take Your Family to School Night” news item to access the video link.  The link will also be promoted on various social media accounts including Falls-Lenox and ECC Twitter accounts and the FLECCPTA Facebook page.

For additional information, click HERE to download an event flyer and parent letter.


 

OLMSTED FALLS BAND STUDENTS SHOW THAT HARD WORK EARNS ACCOLADES

student successCongratulations to the 138 student performers from Olmsted Falls High School who attended and competed in the Greater Cleveland Solo and Ensemble Contest. Students prepared solo works as well as small group pieces that they played for a judge. They were then rated on their accomplishments. Students began practicing for the recent weekend event back in September. The results were OUTSTANDING.  Olmsted Falls had the most students in attendance and the highest total scores. Our talents performers earned in total of 52 Perfect “Superior” ratings and 16 “Excellent” ratings.

Brass QuartetOlmsted Falls High School’s top brass quartet of Joe Bertrand, Dan Fidler, Catie Shambaugh, and Matt Strum played a 3 minute chamber piece that is extremely difficult.  They not only earned a Superior rating, but were also recognized by the judge as being the BEST and most well prepared group she has ever adjudicated in all of her years. She instructed them to perform this piece again for as many people as would listen!  

“Our Olmsted Falls students are so incredibly talented and dedicated to the art,” said OFHS Band Director Julie Budd.  ” I am blessed to work with such fine young musicians.”


MORE MUSIC NEWS!

music1The February issue of Musical Notes is now available to download. Click on this link to download the February 2018 issue and/or to download past issues:

http://www.olmstedfallsmusic.com/downloads.

Lots of great information on upcoming concerts and OFMA’s Ballroom Blitz!


BATTLE OF THE SCHOOLS  TOURNAMENT IS  FEBRUARY 15TH; FALLS-LENOX/ECC TSHIRT ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH TODAY – FRIDAY, FEB. 9TH

It’s all about the “duck” and” dodge.”

PTA sponsors an annual Battle of the Schools each year. All the money goes to high school scholarships. The Falls-Lenox/ECC Team is selling these cool shirts this year!

Deadline To Order T-Shirts is TODAY Friday, February 9, 2018.  The cost is $8 per shirt.

Order online at:

http://www.rycosports.com/falls-lenox-ecc-dodgeball

Click school name and type in teacher name on-line when ordering. 

Questions?  Please contact Mrs. Rivera at (440) 427-6470.  

The annual Battle of the Schools’ Dodgeball contest is at 7 p.m. February 15th at the OFHS gym.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this PTA-sponsored event whose funds go toward scholarships for 2018 graduating seniors.  Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults at the door.

WATCH THE SCRAMBLE AT TONIGHT’S OFMS PTA DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT

Cheer on the teams at Friday’s Olmsted Falls Middle School’s PTA Dodgeball Tournament. It will take place from  7-9 p.m. TONIGHT in the school’s gym.

Why not check out the action and watch an exciting game right here in Olmsted Falls.


MEET THE JANUARY HEALTHY HANDS WINNER AT ECC

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Kindergartner Julian Husbands is the January Healthy Hero from ECC.

The Healthy Hero program teaches students healthy habits, such as power hand washing, eating properly, daily exercise, sleeping well and coughing/sneezing in one’s sleeve. Each student recognized receives a Healthy Hero certificate and $5 gift card to an area store. Congratulations, Julian.

Julian is pictured here with his mom Natalie and his teacher Mrs. Michaels.


BULLDOG STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN REGIONAL STEM FORUM

LCCC1Students from OFHS business principles and marketing classes participated in the STEM Commercialization, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forum held at Lorain County Community College on February 6th.  At the forum, students had an opportunity to hear entrepreneurial faculty, researchers and practitioners talk about how their innovative ideas are shaping the future.  Students student successwere then tasked to work in teams to develop a new product, service, or problem-solving innovation idea of their own that they then pitched “Shark Tank style” to their peers.  Kudos to all of our OFHS innovators who participated in this valuable forum, and to their teachers Mrs. Cleary and Mrs. Kotz for their coordination!

To view more photos from the STEM forum, please click HERE.


OFHS NEWSPAPER FEATURES CONSTRUCTION, WINTER OLYMPICS & MORE

The February edition of the OFHS newspaper, The Spotlight, is available online.  The newspaper features a construction project update, how some students view the work occurring at the school, the Key Club’s “formal” dance, a look at the Cleveland Browns’ future, a Valentine’s Day guide and other news.

To view The Spotlight’s February edition, click HERE.


BALLROOM BLITZ DANCES INTO TOWN FEBRUARY 17TH

This year’s Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Ballroom Blitz February 17 into the OFHS cafe/ballroom.

The school’s Jazz Band and Golden Expressions will perform with “All that Jazz” at 7 p.m. The night includes dancing, raffles, door prizes, light refreshments and more. The entry cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students and those over 65. Tickets are available from any jazz band/Golden Expressions member, at the door or by emailing bgareau@sbcglobal.net. It’s a night of fun and giving since all the proceeds go toward music enhancement within the district.


OLMSTED FALLS/BEREA-MIDPARK HIGH SCHOOL MILITARY NIGHT – FEBRUARY 28

Military night flyer 2018MILITARY CAREERS • ROTC • COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS •
MILITARY ACADEMY APPOINTMENT
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Olmsted Falls High School Media Center
26939 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
Representatives from the US Armed Forces &
Congressman Renacci’s Office will be available

Questions? Contact Aimee Caldrone, College & Career Counselor: 440-427-6152 or acaldrone@ofcs.net


OFHS CHEERLEADERS NEED YOUR HELP – DONATIONS WELCOME FOR MEAL TO LESS FORTUNATE – THIS SATURDAY, FEB. 10TH

The OFHS cheerleaders TOMORROWTHIS SATURDAY –  February 10th – will prepare and serve a meal for about 120 women and children at Laura’s Home. They are seeking monetary donations.

To sponsor and prepare this meal service, the Bulldog cheerleaders must provide all food, utensils, plates, napkins and drinks for the meal. To help cover the costs of food and supplies, the cheerleaders are seeking monetary donations from the Olmsted Falls Community. Donations may be sent to:

Olmsted Falls High School, Attention: Cheer Program/Laura’s Home, 26939 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138.

CP_left All donations will be used to purchase food and supplies. Any remaining dollars will be donated to Laura’s Home on behalf of the Olmsted Falls community.

Please consider donating so the cheerleaders may provide a delicious and successful meal to those less fortunate.


ALUMNI LAS VEGAS NIGHT ROLLS INTO TOWN – THIS SATURDAY, FEB. 10TH 

This Saturday –  February 10th – is the annual Alumni Las Vegas Night at the West Side Irish American Club. It runs from 7-11:30 p.m. at the club on Jennings Road.  Attendees can win cash.

The event is like a casino, but it’s closer to home – right here in Olmsted Township. You can win cash playing blackjack, let it ride, dice, big wheel or poker. Even if you lose cash, it is winning because the money goes to scholarships for the OFHS Class of 2018.

Win CAVS FLOOR SEATS and INDIANS TICKETS!! Once again, we will be raffling 2 sets of CAVS floor seats! For $10, you’ll have a 1 in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the 4/11 Cavs v Knicks game. Plus you can purchase a $5 playing card for a 1 in 52 chance of winning 4 front row bleacher tickets to the Indians! YOU could be one of our lucky winners!

The event costs $6 at the door. All who are 21 and older are invited to attend. For more details, contact the Alumni Office, ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or 440-427-6030.


IT’S MALLEY’S FUNDRAISER TIME AT OFIS!

malley_chocAll proceeds will be used to offset the cost of our annual class trip to Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan during the spring of your child’s 5th grade year.

· This is an ONLINE only candy fundraiser. Friends and family can order at their convenience 24 hours a day.

· All orders totaling $65 or more to one address receive FREE SHIPPING.

· ONLINE order deadline is Monday, March 26.

· TO GET STARTED: Visit our group link at: https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/olmsted-falls-easter-fundraiser

Thank you for supporting our school.  Sincerely,  Olmsted Falls Intermediate Staff


OECPTA ANNUAL BARGAIN BONANZA – SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH

Bargain Bonanza

Don’t miss this year’s annual OECPTA Bargain Bonanza taking place on Saturday, March 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Olmsted Falls Middle School.

Early Bird –  8 to 9 a.m. – $5 admission

General – 9 a.m. to 12 Noon – $2 admission

Bag Sale – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – $3 per bag

bargain bonanza redoneSeller Registration Deadline is Friday, March 2nd. 

Please visit www.oecpta.org for more information

OR register as a seller online at: https://form.jotform.com/alicia07ou/bb-registration.


BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS & OFCS SPECIAL OLYMPICS

bowlingimage2Date:  Sunday March 4, 2018
Time:  12-2p (11:30 registration)
Location:  Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted

$15/bowler which includes 2 games, shoes, slice of pizza, and a pop $6/non-bowler which includes a slice of pizza and a pop.  Raffles, 50/50, and Bake Sale!!!!

Online team registration link: http://bit.ly/2DLaKLf
**Only 1 member of the team needs to register their team, preferably the captain. A confirmation email will be sent sharing payment options.

Paper registration is also available if you prefer that method:  Registration Form

If you are unable to attend, or if you would like to make a RAFFLE DONATION for this event please use this link to sign up: http://bit.ly/2Fx2YW3

Come join us for some bowling fun while supporting a good cause!!!!

All funds raised by this event will be use to support OFCS Special Olympics athletes, award selected graduating seniors with scholarships, and provide grant opportunities for OFCS staff to purchase equipment/supplies for special needs students, field trip opportunities, and outside therapies (like music)!!


GET READY TO TAKE THE REINS AT THE APRIL 14TH NIGHT AT THE RACES

Mark your calendars for the annual Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters’ Night at the Races on Saturday, April 14th.

Booster members invite everyone to come and support its organization. This event is one of its largest fundraisers of the year. All funds raised go directly back to all of the athletic organizations in our district grades 7 – 12.

For tickets, contact Brian Fritz at 216-337-4422.  To purchase a horse, contact Terry Atkins at terenceatkins22@gmail.com.  In addition, the group is sending out a merchant letter.  If you work for a company that makes donations to non-profit organizations, please present your employer this letter for a donation. See the attached flyers for more information.

Come on out for a good time while helping our athletic programs – we look forward to a fun night! GO BULLDOGS!

 
 
Horse Form – 2018 Horse Form

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START THINKING ABOUT SUMMER: CAMP INVENTION IS CALLING ALL CAMPERS & INVENTORS!

Camp Invention_early discount _Page_1Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! Campers in grades K-6 explore the technology behind self-driving cars and create vehicles of the future, build their very own “smart” homes, design a mechanical robot dog and take home an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up!

Camp will run the week of June 11-15. Early registration discounts are available, so don’t delay. Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to register. Use promo code Ideas25 to save $25 (expires 3/23).

To download a Camp Invention flyer, please click HERE.  Contact Brianna Smith at bsmith@ofcs.net with any questions.

 


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OLMSTED COMMUNITY SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

ocsl-logoRegistration is now open through March 31, 2018 for the 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. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. Registrations after March 31, 2018 will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2018. 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.


ADAPTIVE LACROSSE COMING TO OLMSTED FALLS

Lacrosse Bulldog logoOlmsted Falls Lacrosse Association is excited to announce a new component to our developmental lacrosse program – Adaptive Lacrosse! This program will run during the standard lacrosse season (March – May) and is designed to allow individuals with developmental disabilities to learn about and participate in the game of lacrosse. If you or someone that you know is interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Jodi DeMarco at joannademarco@yahoo.com or 440-503-3090. All are welcome, this is not limited to Olmsted Falls.


 

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OFCS Update – January 26, 2018

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STUDENTS JOIN SUPERINTENDENT FOR FIRST MEETING OF NEW ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Students from OFMS and OFHS joined OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd this week for the first Superintendent-Student Advisory Council Meeting. This newly formed group will serve as a forum for a more amplified student voice to provide direct input and feedback about the school district. Participating students in grades 6-12 were nominated by their building principals.

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Student members from OFHS include: Lindsey LaPinta, Sean Dougher, Kaitlyn Linder, Neil Spooner, Trae Henderson, Ruthie Ortega, Kyle Sinclair and Mae Alhashash.

Student members from OFMS include: Leah Kerber, Luke Ventimiglia, Josh Gonzalez, Claire Schultz, Emerson Long and Katie Voisinet.

Thank you to each of these students for their time, input and participation.  The group will meet approximately four times during the school year.



2ND GRADERS CONCERT A HIT ON THE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM STAGE 

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Great show! Congratulations to our Falls-Lenox 2nd graders on a fantastic concert performance this week! Our young students performed a collection of American Patriotic Folk Songs in front of a full house at the Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium.

All were dressed in red, white and blue to perfectly fit the patriotic theme of their program. They looked great and sounded great on the big stage! Well done Bulldogs!


OFHS STUDENT ON TEAM THAT TAKES TOP HONORS IN TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION

Congratulations to OFHS student Cole Zehe who was part of a team that placed first in a local technology competition.

He and students from Brunswick High School and Tiffin University were part of a mixed team that competed last month in the Hyland Hackathon, a competition where students use technology to create an impactful product. Cole’s placed first in the college category!  His winning team even beat a team of data science grad students from Mercyhurst University.

Their winning project involved a website “that aids in the flow of class discussions and relieves the stress and anxiety that goes along with speaking aloud in front of peers.  Instructors also benefit from what they called ‘Speak Up,’ as there is no longer the frustration of forcing the students to share their thoughts.”

To view a media story about the program and the team’s win, click HERE.


OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW – TOMORROW, SAT., JAN. 27TH

kids-fun-mainThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA’s 31st annual talent show is in the Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium this Saturday, January 27th at 7 pm. 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.

New this year, is a number featuring the entire cast! Also new this year, members of the Golden Bullettes Drill Team will teach a dance number to preschoolers before the show starting at 6pm, and they will preform at the beginning of the second act. If you are interested in the preschool program, please see Dance With the Golden Bullettes at the OFHS PTA Talent Show for details. Make sure to wear tennis shoes and dress in Bulldog spirit wear or blue and gold.

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. Questions? Contact Sharon Knaggs (msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net or 440-463-8106).


OLMSTED FALLS KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT IS THIS TUES., JAN. 30TH

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ANNUAL KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT

THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 30TH @ 5:30 P.M.

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (7105 Fitch Road)

Parents of students who will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018 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.

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 on Wednesday, January 31st.  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 Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The updated online portal for the 2018-19 school year will not be available until then. (The portal is updated for each new school year; registering students in the current portal for the current 2017-2018 school year will result in an incomplete registration. Please wait until the 2018-2019 portal is available on January 31st. Thank you.)


CABARET NIGHT IS THURS., FEB. 1ST

The OFHS Masquers and Forensics Patrons’ Cabaret Night is Thursday, February 1st in the OFHS auditorium.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30.  It is general seating.  Tickets cost $10.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy our talented Masquers students in action!


BULLDOG THEATRE COMPANY WINTER MONOLOGUE SHOWCASE – FRI., FEB. 2ND

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Looking for some sizzling entertainment on a cold, winter’s night?  Come to the Bulldog Theatre Company’s Winter Monologue Showcase Friday, February 2nd, at 7:00pm in the OFMS Cafeteria.  Enjoy free cookies, brownies, coffee and hot chocolate while 26 of our BTC company members present monologues they have prepared.  This performance is free, so stop by and support live theatre in Olmsted Falls!

*Performance begins at 7.  Coffee service begins at 6:30.


SIGN UP FOR OFMS PTA DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT NOW

DodgeballThis year’s Olmsted Falls Middle School’s PTA Dodgeball Tournament is from 7-9 p.m. February 9th in the school’s gym.

Registration for teams is now occurring in the double-elimination tournament with prizes awarded to the first- and second-place teams. The cost to enter is $30 per team with six members on a team. Uniforms are not necessary, but matching team colors are recommended.

To download the registration form and complete rules, click HERE.


BALLROOM BLITZ DANCES INTO TOWN FEBRUARY 17TH

This year’s Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Ballroom Blitz February 17 into the OFHS cafe/ballroom.

The school’s Jazz Band and Golden Expressions will perform with “All that Jazz” at 7 p.m. The night includes dancing, raffles, door prizes, light refreshments and more. The entry cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students and those over 65. Tickets are available from any jazz band/Golden Expressions member, at the door or by emailing bgareau@sbcglobal.net. It’s a night of fun and giving since all the proceeds go toward music enhancement within the district.


IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START THINKING ABOUT SUMMER: CAMP INVENTION IS CALLING ALL CAMPERS & INVENTORS!

Camp Invention_early discount _Page_1Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! Campers in grades K-6 explore the technology behind self-driving cars and create vehicles of the future, build their very own “smart” homes, design a mechanical robot dog and take home an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up!

Camp will run the week of June 11-15. Early registration discounts are available, so don’t delay. Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to register. Use promo code Ideas25 to save $25 (expires 3/23).

To download a Camp Invention flyer, please click HERE.  Contact Brianna Smith at bsmith@ofcs.net with any questions.


TODAY IS FINAL DAY TO ORDER SUPER BOWL HOAGIES

Hurry – the final day to order your Super Bowl Hoagie is today  – Friday, January 26th!  The Olmsted Falls Music Association offers this fundraiser annually.

Orders should be given to any OFHS and grade 8 band and choir student or stop by Shaker’s IGA by noon on Saturday, February 3rd to buy yours – but they sell out fast!

Hoagies are $5 each. For each sale, $2 goes to the students’ traveling account.

Questions? Contact Janet Kollar, janetrk@sbcglobal.net.


HELPING HANDS 3ELOVE CLOTHING FUNDRAISER EXTENDED – ORDER DEADLINE THIS MONDAY

Due to popular demand, the fundraiser for ordering Helping Hands 3elove Clothing has reopened and will run through this Monday, January 29!

To make your purchase of the “Bulldogs Celebrating Differences” design – or ANY other 3elove gear – use this link: https://www.3elove.com/pages/ ofcs-bulldogs  or click HERE.

Be sure to use one of these codes when checking out:

OFCSFreeShip: For free shipping to Mariel Krakowiak and then sent to each building. **Please add your building (and teacher of your student) in parentheses after your name when you order**

OFCSDirect: Pay for shipping and handling and have your order shipped directly to your house.


DINE  AT CHICK-FIL-A & SUPPORT OFHS PTA ON FEBRUARY 6TH

The Olmsted Falls High School PTA has a tasty fundraiser from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. February 6th at the North Olmsted Chick-fil-A, 4779 Great North Boulevard.

Mention OFHS PTA when placing your order and it will earn up to 25 percent of sales. You may dine in, carry out, drive through or cater for PTA to receive the benefits.

Why not enjoy breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at North Olmsted’s Chick-fil-A that day.


OFHS CHEERLEADERS NEED YOUR HELP – DONATIONS WELCOME FOR MEAL TO LESS FORTUNATE

The OFHS cheerleaders on February 10th will prepare and serve a meal for about 120 women and children at Laura’s Home. They are seeking monetary donations.

To sponsor and prepare this meal service, the Bulldog cheerleaders must provide all food, utensils, plates, napkins and drinks for the meal. To help cover the costs of food and supplies, the cheerleaders are seeking monetary donations from the Olmsted Falls Community. Donations may be sent to:

Olmsted Falls High School, Attention: Cheer Program/Laura’s Home, 26939 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138.

CP_leftDonations also may be given directly to a cheerleading coach at any Olmsted Falls boys basketball game during the month of January. All donations will be used to purchase food and supplies. Any remaining dollars will be donated to Laura’s Home on behalf of the Olmsted Falls community.

Please consider donating so the cheerleaders may provide a delicious and successful meal to those less fortunate.


SAVE THIS DATE – ALUMNI LAS VEGAS NIGHT IS FEBRUARY 10TH

Mark your calendars for the February 10th annual Alumni Las Vegas Night at the Westside Irish American Club. It runs from 7-11:30 p.m. at the club on Jennings Road. Attendees can win cash.

The event is like a casino, but it’s closer to home – right here in Olmsted Township. You can win cash playing blackjack, let it ride, dice, big wheel or poker. Even if you lose cash, it is winning because the money goes to scholarships for the OFHS Class of 2018.

Win CAVS FLOOR SEATS and INDIANS TICKETS!! Once again, we will be raffling 2 sets of CAVS floor seats! For $10, you’ll have a 1 in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the 4/11 Cavs v Knicks game. Plus you can purchase a $5 playing card for a 1 in 52 chance of winning 4 front row bleacher tickets to the Indians! YOU could be one of our lucky winners!

The event costs $6 at the door. All who are 21 and older are invited to attend. For more details, contact the Alumni Office, ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or 440-427-6030.


GET READY TO TAKE THE REINS AT THE APRIL 14TH NIGHT AT THE RACES

Mark your calendars for the annual Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters’ Night at the Races on Saturday, April 14th.

Booster members invite everyone to come and support its organization. This event is one of its largest fundraisers of the year. All funds raised go directly back to all of the athletic organizations in our district grades 7 – 12.

For tickets, contact Brian Fritz at 216-337-4422.  To purchase a horse, contact Terry Atkins at terenceatkins22@gmail.com.  In addition, the group is sending out a merchant letter.  If you work for a company that makes donations to non-profit organizations, please present your employer this letter for a donation. See the attached flyers for more information.

Come on out for a good time while helping our athletic programs – we look forward to a fun night! GO BULLDOGS!

 
 
Horse Form – 2018 Horse Form


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OF BASEBALL ASSOCIATION’S LORAIN COUNTY BASEBALL HOT STOVE SIGN UP EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST

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

The league extended its registration deadline until January 31st.  It needs four more 8U players, at least three more 9U players and it does have some options for older players who want to sign up, too.

To view a flyer, go to the Olmsted Community Center’s website by clicking HERE.


OLMSTED COMMUNITY SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

ocsl-logoRegistration is now open through March 31, 2018 for the 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. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. Registrations after March 31, 2018 will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2018. 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.


ADAPTIVE LACROSSE COMING TO OLMSTED FALLS

Lacrosse Bulldog logoOlmsted Falls Lacrosse Association is excited to announce a new component to our developmental lacrosse program – Adaptive Lacrosse! This program will run during the standard lacrosse season (March – May) and is designed to allow individuals with developmental disabilities to learn about and participate in the game of lacrosse. If you or someone that you know is interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Jodi DeMarco at joannademarco@yahoo.com or 440-503-3090. All are welcome, this is not limited to Olmsted Falls.


 

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OFCS Update – January 19, 2018

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OFHS STUDENTS PLACE WELL IN SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING CONTEST

“Chocolate Candies 4” by Kayla Mandak

Eight Olmsted Falls High School students were regional award winners in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.

The students are listed below with their award and name of entry.

“A Lasting Peace” by Bianca Sophia

Kayla Mandak: Gold Key, Chocolate Candies

Bianca Sophia: Silver Key, A Lasting Peace

Dylan Briggs: Silver Key, Gray Skies Forever

Gabriella Kollar: Silver Key, End of an Era

Hayley Getz: Honorable Mention, Spirals

Tristen Kovacs: Honorable Mention, Shower Thoughts 

Alexandrya Enczur: Honorable Mention, Colorful Cutie

Leah LaPinta: Honorable Mention, King of the Jungle. Congratulations to these students.

To view a gallery of their entries, click HERE.

All entries are available to view through February 3rd at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery, 11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

Gold Key honors represent the very best submitted work. They are automatically considered for national–level recognition in New York. Silver Key pieces are stand-out works that demonstrate exceptional ability. Honorable Mention artwork show great skill and potential.


CLEVELAND WHEELCHAIR CAVALIERS VISIT FALLS-LENOX

Cavs7Cavs5Thank you to the Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers for the awesome assemblies at Falls-Lenox Primary School yesterday! Thank you for being a fantastic part of our annual Celebrating Differences Week! Our Falls-Lenox Bulldogs always LOVE the day our friends from the Wheelchair Cavs are in the building!

To learn more about the Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WheelchairCavs/


OFHS BUSINESS STUDENTS IN THE NEWS AS THEY COMPETE IN “thinkBIG! CHALLENGE”

Pohlman-Shafer-ShortMcCoy_Wildenhaus_Veale teamOur two teams of OFHS business students and their participation in the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum’s “thinkBIG! Challenge” were featured this week on Cleveland.com.  Kudos to Jeremy Shafer, Ben Pohlman and Ethan Short (Team pictured at left); and Maggie McCoy and Zach Wildenhaus (Team pictured at right).  

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Best of luck to both teams as the they continue in this competition!

Click HERE to read the full article by reporter John Benson. 


OLMSTED TOWNSHIP FIRE CHIEF KELLY VISITS ECC STUDENTS

CP_leftECC students are getting special visits each Thursday as local Olmsted Township firefighters serve as guest readers in their preschool and kindergarten classrooms.

The first of their weekly visitors was none other than Olmsted Township Fire Chief Patrick Kelly himself, who started in Ms. Doyle’s room. Chief Kelly kept the kindergartners very engaged with his IMG_7754fire safety book. The children had many questions and practiced some fire safety tips, such as stop, drop and roll.  Chief Kelly ended his visit reading one of our favorite books, “If you Give a Mouse . . . a Brownie.”

Thank you Chief Kelly! To view a photo gallery of Fire Chief Kelly with the class, click HERE.

 


OFCS SUPERINTENDENT’S BLOG RECEIVES LOCAL MEDIA COVERAGE

OFCS Supt Blog ImageEarlier this school year, OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd launched his own blog to provide information to the community about what’s happening in our schools, insights on decisions that are made, and important updates on what our district – and other local public school districts – are facing in the broader field of education. 

Earlier this week, Dr. Lloyd’s efforts and blog were featured in Cleveland.com as well as the weekly Sun Post-Herald.  To read the story on Cleveland.com, please click HERE.

To visit Dr. Lloyd’s blog, please click HERE.

To follow Dr. Lloyd on Twitter, follow @OFCSSuper.


OFMS GRADE 8 STUDENTS REACH OUT TO SENIORS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Over the recent holidays, Olmsted Falls Middle School eighth-grade students wrote special holiday cards and made decorations to send to neighboring senior citizens at the Villa Camillus Nursing Center and Riverview Pointe Care Center.

CP_leftThis holiday tradition of our eighth-grade students reaching out to senior citizens in neighboring communities has been a warm and caring gesture not only to the many people receiving these gifts, but to the students as well.  It gives everyone such a great feeling and reminds us of the best joy during the Holidays is the gift of giving to others.  This tradition will not be forgotten as the students are already planning their next project of reaching out to others. ​


PARENT/STUDENTS INVITED TO ATTEND THREE IMPORTANT COLLEGE PROGRAMS – THIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH

Here are three programs for parents and students about their future college plans, whether while attending high school or after graduation. They are all on Wednesday, January 24th.

PSAT Information Sessions: 4-5:30 p.m., OFHS Auditorium – A counselor will be available for parents to discuss PSAT scores and next steps for students in grades 9-11 who took the PSAT/9 and PSAT/NMSQT this past fall.

College Credit Plus Information Session (CCP): 6-7 p.m. OFHS AuditoriumThere will be a College Credit Plus (CCP) Information session for parents and students currently in grades 6-11. CCP is a program that allows students to take college courses earning both college and high school credit simultaneously. The information session will outline program eligibility, admissions and scheduling. Representatives from area colleges will also be available to answer your questions.

Junior Parent College Night: 7-8 p.m. OFHS AuditoriumParents of junior students planning to attend either a 2- or 4-year college/university should attend this meeting. A counselor will introduce college exploration resources and discuss the college admissions process. We will also have a guest speaker. Professor William Leamon from Notre Dame College will be presenting: College Success 101: Tips from a College Professor.

Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website for upcoming dates and important information: https://sites. google.com/a/ofcs.net/hs- guidance/


CONGRATS TO EAGLE SCOUT NATE SAMSEL!

IMG_20171102_201132757student successCongratulations to OFHS senior Nate Samsel on earning the rank of Eagle Scout!  Nate is a member of Troop #228.

For his Eagle Scout Eagle Leadership project, Nate restored a wrought iron fence surrounding the Fowles Family Cemetery located in Middleburg Heights.   

Nate’s service to the community is very much appreciated.  Congratulations again!


EMERGING TECHNOLOGY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE

MS Emerging Tech PresTE_lowerRightOFCS Technology Integration Specialists Dawn Carlin and Jeff VanArnhem made a presentation at for parents at the OFMS PTA meeting held January 9th. The topic of the  presentation was “Emerging Technologies for Middle School Students.”  The presentation which covered what the emerging technologies are at this time and discussed some tips for parents was very well received. The presentation contained some very helpful links to resources for parents.  Those in attendance felt the information was valuable and requested it be made available online so they as well as other parents who were not able to attend the meeting could have access to the information.

To view the “Emerging Technologies for Middle School Students” presentation, please click HERE.

We are always pleased to share such technology resources with parents and hope many find the information valuable.  Thank you to Mrs. Carlin and Mr. VanArnhem for their time and expertise!
One more helpful FYI for all parents that our technology team just came across….
 
DID YOU KNOW?  Local Apple stores offer hands on sessions for parents and kids. Participants can bring their own iPad or the store will supply one for you. Sessions for kids cover topics such as Sphero Maze Challenge, Program Robots with Swift Playgrounds and Book Club. Sessions for adults cover topics such as Learning to Use your Apple Watch, Recording and Editing Videos, Basics of iPhone and many more.  Click on the link to see all sessions and to learn more.  https://www.apple.com/today/ (You will need to select the store nearest you and also register for any sessions you wish to attend.)

CALLING ALL OFMS PTA DADS FOR DONUT DAY  – RSVP BY WED., JANUARY 24

Olmsted Falls Middle School dads, grandpas and any important guy in your children’s lives are invited to spend some quality time at school with them.

This PTA “members only” event, which is a benefit of joining PTA, is set for 7:30-8:30 a.m. Friday, February 2nd in the OFMS cafetorium. Remember to bring your camera for a great photo op!  Hurry, deadline to RSVP is January 24th by completing the form by clicking HERE.

Not sure if you’re a PTA member? Email lindsay0718@yahoo.com to check on your membership status.


CHECK OUT THE LATEST MUSIC NOTES NEWSLETTER BROUGHT TO YOU BY OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION

The January 2018 newsletter is now available for download from OFMA’s website. Here is the link to the download page:  http://www.olmstedfallsmusic.com/downloads

Lots of events coming soon:

  • 2nd grade classes Patriotic and American folk songs performances
  • Annual Superbowl Hoagie sale
  • High School solo and ensemble contests
  • Ballroom Blitz

OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW – SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH

kids-fun-mainThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA’s 31st annual talent show will take place in the Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium on Saturday, January 27th at 7 pm. This scholarship fundraiser will feature approximately 25 local students in grades K-12 performing a myriad of talents including: singing, dancing, and playing various instruments. New this year, we will have a number featuring the entire cast! Also new this year, members of the Golden Bullettes Drill Team will teach a dance number to preschoolers before the show starting at 6pm, and they will preform at the beginning of the second act. If you are interested in the preschool program, please see Dance With the Golden Bullettes at the OFHS PTA Talent Show for details. Make sure to wear tennis shoes and dress in Bulldog spirit wear or blue and gold. 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 Monday, January 22nd from 6-9 pm. Questions? Contact Sharon Knaggs (msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net or 440-463-8106).

IMPORTANT NOTE TO TALENT SHOW PERFORMERS:  REHEARSAL DATE/TIME HAS CHANGED!  Rehearsals for the Talent Show have been moved from Tuesday, January 23rd to Monday, January 22nd.  (There will be no longer be rehearsals on Tues., Jan. 23rd.) Rehearsals are now scheduled to take place on MONDAY, JANUARY 22ND beginning at 5:00 p.m.

 


OLMSTED FALLS KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT IS JANUARY 30TH

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ANNUAL KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30TH

5:30 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, 2018 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.

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 on Wednesday, January 31st.  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 Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The updated online portal for the 2018-19 school year will not be available until then. (The portal is updated for each new school year; registering students in the current portal for the current 2017-2018 school year will result in an incomplete registration. Please wait until the 2018-2019 portal is available on January 31st. Thank you.)


 

CABARET NIGHT IS FEBRUARY 1ST

The OFHS Masquers and Forensics Patrons’ Cabaret Night is ready for action on February 1st in the OFHS auditorium.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30.  It is general seating.  Tickets cost $10.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy our talented Masquers students in action!


BALLROOM BLITZ DANCES INTO TOWN FEBRUARY 17TH

This year’s Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Ballroom Blitz February 17 into the OFHS cafe/ballroom.

The school’s Jazz Band and Golden Expressions will perform with “All that Jazz” at 7 p.m. The night includes dancing, raffles, door prizes, light refreshments and more. The entry cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students and those over 65. Tickets are available from any jazz band/Golden Expressions member, at the door or by emailing bgareau@sbcglobal.net. It’s a night of fun and giving since all the proceeds go toward music enhancement within the district.


 

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START THINKING ABOUT SUMMER: CAMP INVENTION IS CALLING ALL CAMPERS & INVENTORS!

Camp Invention_early discount _Page_1Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! Campers in grades K-6 explore the technology behind self-driving cars and create vehicles of the future, build their very own “smart” homes, design a mechanical robot dog and take home an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up!

Camp will run the week of June 11-15. Early registration discounts are available, so don’t delay. Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to register. Use promo code Ideas25 to save $25 (expires 3/23).

To download a Camp Invention flyer, please click HERE.  Contact Brianna Smith at bsmith@ofcs.net with any questions.


DINE  AT CHICK-FIL-A & SUPPORT OFHS PTA ON FEBRUARY 6TH

The Olmsted Falls High School PTA has a tasty fundraiser from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. February 6th at the North Olmsted Chick-fil-A, 4779 Great North Boulevard.

Mention OFHS PTA when placing your order and it will earn up to 25 percent of sales. You may dine in, carry out, drive through or cater for PTA to receive the benefits.

Why not enjoy breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at North Olmsted’s Chick-fil-A that day.


OFHS CHEERLEADERS NEED YOUR HELP – DONATIONS WELCOME FOR MEAL TO LESS FORTUNATE

The OFHS cheerleaders on February 10th will prepare and serve a meal for about 120 women and children at Laura’s Home. They are seeking monetary donations.

To sponsor and prepare this meal service, the Bulldog cheerleaders must provide all food, utensils, plates, napkins and drinks for the meal. To help cover the costs of food and supplies, the cheerleaders are seeking monetary donations from the Olmsted Falls Community. Donations may be sent to:

Olmsted Falls High School, Attention: Cheer Program/Laura’s Home, 26939 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138.

CP_leftDonations also may be given directly to a cheerleading coach at any Olmsted Falls boys basketball game during the month of January. All donations will be used to purchase food and supplies. Any remaining dollars will be donated to Laura’s Home on behalf of the Olmsted Falls community.

Please consider donating so the cheerleaders may provide a delicious and successful meal to those less fortunate.


SAVE THIS DATE – ALUMNI LAS VEGAS NIGHT IS FEBRUARY 10TH

Mark your calendars for the February 10th annual Alumni Las Vegas Night at the Westside Irish American Club. It runs from 7-11:30 p.m. at the club on Jennings Road. Attendees can win cash.

The event is like a casino, but it’s closer to home – right here in Olmsted Township. You can win cash playing blackjack, let it ride, dice, big wheel or poker. Even if you lose cash, it is winning because the money goes to scholarships for the OFHS Class of 2018.

The event costs $6 at the door. All who are 21 and older are invited to attend. For more details, contact the Alumni Office, ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or 440-427-6030.


GET READY TO TAKE THE REINS AT THE APRIL 14TH NIGHT AT THE RACES

Mark your calendars for the annual Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters’ Night at the Races on Saturday, April 14th.

Booster members invite everyone to come and support its organization. This event is one of its largest fundraisers of the year. All funds raised go directly back to all of the athletic organizations in our district grades 7 – 12.

For tickets, contact Brian Fritz at 216-337-4422.  To purchase a horse, contact Terry Atkins at terenceatkins22@gmail.com.  In addition, the group is sending out a merchant letter.  If you work for a company that makes donations to non-profit organizations, please present your employer this letter for a donation. See the attached flyers for more information.

Come on out for a good time while helping our athletic programs – we look forward to a fun night! GO BULLDOGS!

 
 
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OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY PROGRAM PUPPET SHOW – THIS SATURDAY

WHAT: Puppeteer Nancy Sander performing her own version of the fairy tale Rumplestilskin

WHEN: 2-2:45 p.m. January 20th

WHERE: Olmsted Falls branch library’s meeting room A and B.  Registration required. Details available by clicking HERE.

SPONSOR: Olmsted Falls Friends of the Library


OF BASEBALL ASSOCIATION’S LORAIN COUNTY BASEBALL HOT STOVE SIGN UP EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST

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

The league extended its registration deadline until January 31st.  It needs four more 8U players, at least three more 9U players and it does have some options for older players who want to sign up, too.

To view a flyer, go to the Olmsted Community Center’s website by clicking HERE.


OLMSTED COMMUNITY SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

ocsl-logoRegistration is now open through March 31, 2018 for the 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. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. Registrations after March 31, 2018 will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2018. 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.


 

ADAPTIVE LACROSSE COMING TO OLMSTED FALLS

Lacrosse Bulldog logoOlmsted Falls Lacrosse Association is excited to announce a new component to our developmental lacrosse program – Adaptive Lacrosse! This program will run during the standard lacrosse season (March – May) and is designed to allow individuals with developmental disabilities to learn about and participate in the game of lacrosse. If you or someone that you know is interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Jodi DeMarco at joannademarco@yahoo.com or 440-503-3090. All are welcome, this is not limited to Olmsted Falls.


 

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OFCS Update – January 13, 2018

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REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL THIS MONDAY

Olmsted Falls schools will be closed this Monday, January 15th, for Martin Luther King Day.  

Classes will resume Tuesday, January 16th.  Have a safe extended weekend!


FALLS-LENOX WIN BLOCK PROGRAM FEATURED IN NEWS MEDIA

student successLocal media highlighted Falls-Lenox School’s innovative WIN Block program that was launched this school year.

Congratulations to our teachers and students!

To view the article, click HERE.


BE PART OF CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES WEEK JANUARY 16-19

This coming Tuesday through next Friday – January 16th – 19th – is the annual OFCS Celebrating Differences Week. Remember, school is out on Monday. The entire district will participate in many ways, including the following.

CDW Color Days:

Tuesday, January 16th: BLUE to support Downs Syndrome, autism and anti-bullying.

Wednesday, January 17th:  RED/MAROON/PURPLE to support Rett Syndrome, ADHD, rare or misdiagnosed diseases and anti-gay bullying.

Thursday, January 18th: TEAL/GREEN to support anxiety disorder, mental health disorder and Cerebral Palsy.

Friday, January 19th:  Tie-Dye/Bulldog Wear/3elove to support ALL Bulldogs who are different!!

CDW Sticker Sales:

Each building will sell $1 stickers to support CDW (please see the images with this post). Proceeds will benefit future Helping Hands events.

Stickers will be available to students and staff at each building Tuesday-Friday, at the following location during these times:

ECC: In the art room until 8:10 a.m.

Falls-Lenox:  In the lobby from 7:35- 8:10 a.m.

Intermediate School: In the cafeteria during lunches.

Middle School: In the Media Center from 8:20-8:35 a.m. and in Room 14 during STAR.

High School: At the Bulldog Spirit Shop.

Additional activities are also planned for the week. Visit the HH Calendar on the Helping Hands website by clicking HERE to see what else is planned at your building.


JANUARY IS  SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH

img_0192-cropped1.jpgJanuary is School Board Recognition Month in Ohio. Olmsted Falls school board members were recognized and publicly thanked during the monthly Board of Education meeting for January, held immediately following the annual organizational meeting on January 10th.

Olmsted Falls City School District is so fortunate to have five dedicated Board members working collaboratively on behalf of our students and our educational community. Our school district extends sincere appreciation and thanks to Joe Bertrand, Holly Neumann, Linda Parkowski, Greg Surtman and Cynthia Tomasch. These five outstanding individuals dedicate countless hours as stewards of high quality public education in our local community.

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Next time you see one of any of them out in the community, please join us in thanking them for their time, effort and year-round commitment to the students of Olmsted Falls City Schools.


OLMSTED FALLS BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS SWORN IN, NEW OFFICERS ELECTED FOR 2018

IMG_0162The Olmsted Falls Board of Education held its annual organization meeting on Wednesday, January 10th in the OFMS Media Center. Board members (pictured L to RHolly Neumann, Joe Bertrand, Linda Parkowski and Cynthia Tomasch were officially sworn in by Treasurer Ms. Emily Dales to serve new four-year terms, following their re-election to office in the recent November 2017 election. Congratulations!

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2018 Board President Mr. Joe Bertrand

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2018 Board President Mrs. Holly Neumann

During the organizational meeting, Mr. Joe Bertrand was elected to serve as Board President for the calendar year 2018. Mrs. Holly Neumann was elected to serve as Board Vice President for this calendar year. Both Mr. Bertrand and Mrs. Neumann were formally sworn into their respective positions by Ms. Dales. Board member Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch will serve as the Board’s legislative liaison for 2018, helping the group to monitor the constantly changing landscape of educational policy coming out of both Columbus & Washington, D.C.

We extend both congratulations and thanks to these individuals for taking on these additional responsibilities in the coming year, and thank all five Board members for their ongoing dedication and commitment to the students and staff of Olmsted Falls City Schools. 


BULLDOG GRADE 7 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM IS CONFERENCE CHAMPS

student successCongratulations to the Olmsted Falls Middle School girls basketball team!

The players won the Southwest Conference championship January 11th

Way to go, team!


LOCAL BULLDOG STUDENTS TAKE TOP HONORS IN ELKS ESSAY CONTEST

essayContestCongratulations to the local winners in this year’s Elks Americanism Essay Contest from Olmsted Falls Middle School. The local winners in the grade 7th/8th grade division are:

ELISE GRANT – 8th grader (Teacher: Mrs. Cibulskas)
KELLY STRANG – 7th grader (Teacher: Mrs. Kennedy)
LILLY HIGGINS – 8th grader (Teacher: Mrs. Gross)

Berea Elks Lodge collected an overwhelming total of 946 essays from Berea, Olmsted Falls & Strongsville School Districts. This was more than double the number of essays they’ve ever received before! These winning students from Olmsted Falls Middle School offered some extremely interesting ideas on this year’s theme, “Why Our Veterans are America’s Heroes”!

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These essays – along with the top three winners from the 5th/6th grade division – will be sent to the Elks NE Ohio District, winners there move on to State & National competitions. All winning students, their families, teacher and administrators will be invited to attend the lodge’s annual Youth Appreciation Dinner in May.

Congratulations to Bulldogs Elise, Kelly and Lilly! Best of luck as your essays continue on in this year’s Elks Americanism Essay competition!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW IS SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH 

talent showThe 31st Annual Olmsted Falls High School PTA Talent Show will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7 pm in the Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium. Join us for a fun filled evening featuring acts ranging in age from Kindergarten through 12th Grade demonstrating their musical, instrumental, vocal, dance and acrobatic talents. Please come and support these amazing students. Tickets $5 Adults, $3 Students. All proceeds will benefit the OFHS scholarship fund benefiting graduating Seniors of the Class of 2018. 

For information please contact Mrs. Knaggs, 440-463-8106, or msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net or Mrs. Ferrini at 440-427-0894 or claudiaferrini@sbcglobal.net. with questions.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO TALENT SHOW PERFORMERS:  REHEARSAL DATE/TIME HAS CHANGED!  Rehearsals for the Talent Show have been moved from Tuesday, January 23rd to Monday, January 22nd.  (There will be no longer be rehearsals on Tues., Jan. 23rd.) Rehearsals are now scheduled to take place on MONDAY, JANUARY 22ND beginning at 5:00 p.m.


OFHS CHEERLEADERS CONDUCT MINI-CHEER NIGHT FOR GRADES 2-5 

The OFHS cheerleaders will host a mini cheer night for Bulldog students in grades 2-5 at the January 26th boys varsity high school basketball game. They will perform during half-time at the OF-Westlake contest.

A clinic, which the cheerleaders will conduct, the night before the game from 6:30-8:30 p.m. January 25th in the OFIS cafeteria, is required for those cheering at the basketball game during half-time. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt, admission to the game, a snack at the game and a picture with the Bulldog and varsity cheerleaders.

The cost is $25 for the first child then $20 for each additional child in the same immediate family.  To view the flyer, click HERE.  For questions, please contact ofhscheerleading@gmail.com.


CABARET NIGHT RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 1ST

The OFHS Masquers and Forensics Patrons’ Cabaret Night is now set for February 1st in the OFHS auditorium.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30.  It is general seating.  Tickets cost $10.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy our talented Masquers students in action!


OLMSTED FALLS KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT IS JANUARY 30TH

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ANNUAL KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30TH

5:30 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, 2018 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.

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 on Wednesday, January 31st.  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 Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The updated online portal for the 2018-19 school year will not be available until then. (The portal is updated for each new school year; registering students in the current portal for the current 2017-2018 school year will result in an incomplete registration. Please wait until the 2018-2019 portal is available on January 31st. Thank you.)

 


TWO OFHS SENIORS ARE NOW EAGLE SCOUTS

Congratulations to Jeremy Shafer and Kyle Lewis of Boy Scout Troop 228 in Berea.  The two Bulldog seniors are the troop’s latest scouts to reach the Eagle rank.  They have been involved in scouting since the first grade.

Jeremy’s project included planning and building a viewing platform for wildlife in the Sandy Ridge Reservation, which is part of the Lorain County Metroparks. He plans to attend Franciscan University in Steubenville to study marketing.

Kyle’s project involved planning and constructing a sand/water table that teachers may use in the Olmsted Falls Middle School science department. He plans to attend Bowling Green State University to study computer science.

The Eagle Scout is the highest achievement attainable in the Boy scouting program. Only 4 percent of scouts obtain this rank. Again, congratulations, Kyle and Jeremy.


OFHS CHEERLEADERS NEED YOUR HELP – DONATIONS WELCOME FOR MEAL TO LESS FORTUNATE

The OFHS cheerleaders on February 10th will prepare and serve a meal for about 120 women and children at Laura’s Home. They are seeking monetary donations.

To sponsor and prepare this meal service, the Bulldog cheerleaders must provide all food, utensils, plates, napkins and drinks for the meal. To help cover the costs of food and supplies, the cheerleaders are seeking monetary donations from the Olmsted Falls Community. Donations may be sent to:

Olmsted Falls High School, Attention: Cheer Program/Laura’s Home, 26939 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138.

CP_leftDonations also may be given directly to a cheerleading coach at any Olmsted Falls boys basketball game during the month of January. All donations will be used to purchase food and supplies. Any remaining dollars will be donated to Laura’s Home on behalf of the Olmsted Falls community.

Please consider donating so the cheerleaders may provide a delicious and successful meal to those less fortunate.


DINE  AT CHICK-FIL-A & SUPPORT OFHS PTA

The Olmsted Falls High School PTA has a tasty fundraiser from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. February 6th at the North Olmsted Chick-fil-A, 4779 Great North Boulevard.

Mention OFHS PTA when placing your order and it will earn up to 25 percent of sales. You may dine in, carry out, drive through or cater for PTA to receive the benefits.

Why not enjoy breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at North Olmsted’s Chick-fil-A that day.


SAVE THIS DATE – ALUMNI LAS VEGAS NIGHT IS FEBRUARY 10TH

Mark your calendars for the February 10th annual Alumni Las Vegas Night at the Westside Irish American Club. It runs from 7-11:30 p.m. at the club on Jennings Road. Attendees can win cash.

The event is like a casino, but it’s closer to home – right here in Olmsted Township. You can win cash playing blackjack, let it ride, dice, big wheel or poker. Even if you lose cash, it is winning because the money goes to scholarships for the OFHS Class of 2018.

The event costs $6 at the door. All who are 21 and older are invited to attend. For more details, contact the Alumni Office, ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or 440-427-6030.



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OF BASEBALL ASSOCIATION’S LORAIN COUNTY BASEBALL HOT STOVE SIGN UP EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31ST

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

The league extended its registration deadline until January 31st.  It needs four more 8U players, at least three more 9U players and it does have some options for older players who want to sign up, too.

To view a flyer, go to the Olmsted Community Center’s website by clicking HERE.


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY PROGRAM PUPPET SHOW

WHAT: Puppeteer Nancy Sander performing her own version of the fairy tale Rumplestilskin

WHEN: 2-2:45 p.m. January 20th

WHERE: Olmsted Falls branch library’s meeting room A and B.  Registration required. Details available by clicking HERE.

SPONSOR: Olmsted Falls Friends of the Library

 


 

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**UPDATED** DISTRICT CLOSURE NOTICE: OFCS CLOSED REST OF WEEK

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All Olmsted Falls City School District buildings will be CLOSED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 4TH AND FRIDAY, JANUARY 5TH due to weather conditions.

Please stay safe and warm.

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OFCS Update – December 19, 2017

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IT’S WINTER BREAK!

Today – Tuesday, December 19th – is the last day of school – for 2017, that is.

The district’s Winter Break begins tomorrow Wednesday, December 20th and continues through Tuesday, January 2nd.  Classes resume on Wednesday, January 3rd.

We wish all a very merry and safe winter break.

See you in 2018!


OFHS STUDENT COUNCIL HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE COLLECTS RECORD-SETTING AMOUNT OF FOOD

Thanks to ALL who supported and promoted this year’s 12th Annual OFHS Student Council Holiday Food Drive. The drive collected 5,593 items, besting the previous best effort by more than 300 and bringing a 12-year total to 32,703 items!  All items were donated to the Olmsted Falls/Township Food Bank to be distributed to local families who are in need.

student successBreakfasts will go to four classes that averaged over 8.5 items per student: Sean Pellerite (1,610), Jenelle Hughes (1,474), Justin Zrenner (1,047) and August/Celaschi/Muzingo (737).

Special thanks to Holly Curran and Chris Kemock for allowing us to use the Media Center to store the food the past two weeks and to John Stover, who came up huge by getting us dozens of very needed empty boxes for the food!

The following Student Council members – along with Ed August – did the heavy lifting moving all this food from OFHS to the food bank at Olmsted Falls City Hall, so if you have them in class, please give them a special congratulations for their unselfish help on this project:  Natalie Moore, Dan Doherty, Shalin Desai, Sara Tonissen, Camryn Moore, Tesa Edwards, Miceala Medwetz Nordstrom, and T.J. Moran.

Thank you again for making this another successful project –  and Happy Holidays!


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INVOLVES BW, OFIS IN CHEMISTRY

Dr. Lisa Ponton from Baldwin Wallace University visited the Stanczak / Judson / Pilko / Mendicino OFIS team to participate in a variety of chemistry activities. Under the direction of Dr. Ponton, students learned about matter, surface tension of water, density, viscosity and identifying materials that are hydrophilic and hydrophobic. Each student also created an art project out of shaving cream and food coloring!

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Dr. Ponton and her son, Gabe, a fourth grader in Mrs. Judson’s class, “team taught” at one point in the day!

It was a wonderful learning experience for all involved!

To view a gallery of the event, click HERE.


OFHS BUSINESS PRINCIPLES TEAMS ARE SEMI FINALISTS IN thinkBIG! CHALLENGE

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Maggie McCoy & Zach Wildenhaus are one of two OFHS teams advancing on as semi-finalists!

Ms. Dena Kotz’s Business Principles classes have two groups who made it into the next round of judging for their unique business ideas and research for The Veale Foundation/Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum contest.  The next round will be a video submission pitch to the judges for a chance to present their ideas live at the summit in February if chosen!!

Congratulations go to the following teams for their “Executive Summary” submitted in Round 1 of the thinkBIG! Challenge selected by our judges as semi-finalists:

  1. WeldHead: welding helmet with Bluetooth speakers inside: Maggie McCoy, grade 12 and Zach Wildenhaus, grade 11 (pictured above).
  2. The Badger: innovative design for a post-hole digger:  Jeremy Shafer, grade 12, Ben Pohlman, grade 11 and Ethan Short, grade 11.

These students worked hard in the first competition of the year. There will be two more competitions coming up in 2018 for their ideas!


LUNCHEON, NOW IN ITS 25TH YEAR, WELCOMES RETIRED STAFF

The Annual Retired Staff Luncheon was held Tuesday, December 5th at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School.

This was the 25th year for the Christmas Luncheon.

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OFIS Student Ambassador Team

Many thanks to the Olmsted Falls Board of Education, OFIS staff and ambassadors, Denise Tabar and food staff, the Golden Harmonies and, of course, the retired staff for their attendance and contributions to the district.

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


OFHS PUBLICATIONS TEAMS SHARES LATEST ISSUE OF THE SPOTLIGHT

44138DecJan_Page_1Did You Know?  The OFHS Publications Team publishes a monthly student newsletter called “The Spotlight” that is produced entirely by and for our high school students.  All articles are written by students on the OFHS Publications Team, and they cover a wide variety of topics.

Take a moment to check out their December issue! Click HERE to view now.


OFHS​ ​& OGFA​ ​PRESENT 2ND ANNUAL  ​COMMUNITY​ ​SOFTBALL​ ​CLINIC FOR CURRENT 5 -13 YEAR OLD GIRLS – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27TH

Clinic 12-27.docx.jpgSoftball clinic for current 5 yr. – 13 yr. old girls in the Olmsted Falls School District.  Come out and learn age appropriate fundamentals of softball and teamwork, meet current program players and learn about upcoming opportunities. Bring a bat and glove if you have one
–if you don’t, we do! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO ATTEND!

Please sign up through Sign-up Genius at the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548aeac23a4f58-ofhs

Date:​ ​12/27/2017​ ​(Wed.)
Time:​ ​10:00am​ ​-​ ​12:00pm​ ​EST​ (pizza directly after in cafe. Pick up 12:15p)
Location:​ ​OFHS​ ​Main​ ​Gym
We look forward to seeing you there!!


CHECK OUT THIS MONTH’S OFMA NEWSLETTER

The December’s Musical Note newsletter is available online.

This month’s newsletter that the Olmsted Falls Music Association publishes includes details about the February 3rd annual Super Bowl Hoagie Sale, February 17th Ballroom Blitz, past and future performances and other information.

Also, the 2018 OFMA Senior Scholarship is available to download. Click HERE to copy and paste into your browser, which will take you directly to the download section of OFMA’s website.

Music seniors, to be considered for the OFMA scholarship, you must complete both the Local Scholarship application and the OFMA scholarship application.


MEET THE NOVEMBER HEALTHY HANDS WINNER AT ECC

Kindergartner Lexi Gebbie is the November Healthy Hero from ECC.

The Healthy Hero program teaches students healthy habits, such as power hand washing, eating properly, daily exercise, sleeping well and coughing/sneezing in one’s sleeve. Each student recognized receives a Healthy Hero certificate and $5 gift card to an area store. Congratulations, Lexi.

Lexi is pictured here with teacher Mrs. Heinrich and her mother.


STUDENTS IN GRADES K-8 ENCOURAGED TO DISCOVER COMPUTER SCIENCE AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

IMG_2202[1]On Friday, December 8th, all students in grades K-8 participated in an Hour of Code.

The Hour of Code is a global movement to encourage students to study Computer Science. A special thanks to Julie Mallory, an Olmsted Falls parent and employee at Hyland Software, for speaking to the OFMS students about Hyland Software and the potential job opportunities related to computer science.

IMG_2214[1]The OFIS SWAT (Students Working to Advance Technology) club, led by Mrs. Krock, also facilitated coding activities with all Kindergarten classes.  Falls- Lenox and OFIS students participated in coding activities during their weekly technology class. We hope this opportunity will inspire students to continue to learn more about coding and computer science. For more information and additional tutorials, go to www.code.org.

To view additional photos from the Hour of Code event, please click HERE.


60 TEAMS COMPETE AT THE OFHS TRASH TOURNAMENT

This past weekend the OFHS Academic Team hosted the annual Trash Tournament at the high school.

The Trash Tournament is a quiz bowl tournament in which all the questions are pop culture related.  The questions are related to music, movies, TV and sports.

There were teams that came as far as Ashtabula, too!  More than 60 teams attended – a great turn out! Also attending were six alumni who helped at the tournament. Fun, certainly, was had by all.

A photo gallery of the event may be viewed by clicking HERE.


HURRY – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ENDS EARLY IN JANUARY

Local scholarship application is now open through January 8th. All seniors were emailed a link to the application to their OFHS school email.  If you have any questions, call guidance, 440-427-6116.


CORRECTIONS TO 2018 TOWN PLANNER COMMUNITY CALENDAR

The publishers of the 2018 Town Planner Community Calendar for Olmsted Falls have issued a press release to advise the community regarding numerous errors related to the 2017-2018 Olmsted Falls School dates.  The publishers recommend that school parents especially make note of the corrections that need to be made to avoid any confusion when referencing your Town Planner Calendar for school related dates for the balance of the school year.  The errors are outlined in the press release, which can be viewed HERE.

 Anyone with questions about this topic is encouraged to Jeffrey Standen at the Town Planner at 216-308-6732 or email at jeff@townplannerwest.com.

For parents in need of a summary of school year calendar dates for the current 2017-2018 school year, please click HERE.

For parents in need of a summary of school year calendar dates for next school year 2018-2019, please click HEREReminder: The start, end and break dates for the 2018-2019 school year were recently revised to accommodate the construction project currently underway at Olmsted Falls High School.


HONEYBAKED HAM ORDERS PICK UP DAY IS THIS FRIDAY

The Olmsted Falls High School Swim & Dive team’s HoneyBaked ham order will be available this Friday.

Pick up is from 5-7 p.m. December 22nd at the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s cafeteria. The new pick up site is due to the high school construction occurring now at that location.

Thank you for your support!


STILL TIME TO ORDER NEW BULLDOG 3E LOVE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE; FUNDRAISER FOR OFCS HELPING HANDS!

The Helping Hands Annual 3elove Fundraiser ends Friday, December 29th. A portion of ANY products purchased will go towards the fundraiser. All sales are online through December 29th. Visit: www.3elove.com/pages/ofcs-bulldogs to place your order today!

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All items purchased will be delivered around January 16, just in time for Celebrating Differences Week!!!

Please click HERE to view the flyer for more details including the free shipping code!!

Thank you for supporting this district wide organization!!!


SPECIAL GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER ENDS DECEMBER 31ST

Dr. Scott Sedlacek at The Eye Place in Olmsted Falls continues to sell $100 gift cards now through December 31st.  He will donate 20 percent of each  purchase to Olmsted Falls Music Association.  The gift cards may be used for services and products at The Eye Place. They have no expiration date. Dr. Sedlacek has children in the Olmsted Falls school district and involved in the music programs.



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REGISTER NOW FOR T3 YOUTH INDOOR FLAG FOOTBALL – REGISTRATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 30TH

football-clip-artT3 Youth Indoor Flag Football of Avon is accepting registration for its January 13th through March 3rd session.

Participants are those in kindergarten through grade 4. The cost is $125. Registration deadline is December 30th. To view a detailed flyer, click HERE.


LARGEST INDOOR RV SHOW ARRIVES JAN. 10-14 @ THE I-X CENTER

The largest indoor recreational vehicle show will run from January 10th – 14th at the I-X Center. The show has more than 600 of the newest RVs under one roof, including tent campers, travel trailers, fifth wheelers and motor homes. It will also feature daily shows from comedy chefs Mac and The Big Cheese who host the Ultimate Outdoor Cooking Show.

The Great Lakes Recreational Vehicle Association (GLRVA) hosts the 42nd Annual Ohio RV Supershow. Tickets are available at the I-X Center Box Office: $13 for adults; children 12 and under, free and a 2-day pass for $20. Coats for Kids will be onsite Wednesday through Friday. Anyone donating a coat those days will receive $2 off their admission at the I-X Center Box Office. Tickets are available online at ohiorvshow.com.


 

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