OFCS Update – November 2, 2018

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – THIS TUES., NOV. 6TH – ELECTION DAY

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As usual, there will be no school for students on Election Day, this Tuesday, November 6th. Olmsted Falls City School District staff members will, however, be in district for their regularly scheduled professional development day.

School will resume on Wednesday, November 7th.

To access the complete 2018-2019 school year, please click HERE

(Note:  The 2019-2020 school year calendar will be available shortly after Thanksgiving break; please watch the blog for update and link once next year’s calendar has been posted.) 


REMINDER:  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND

DocumentDon’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday night! 

Daylight Savings Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, Nov. 4th.

Enjoy the extra hour on Sunday!


OFHS EXPANSION NEARS COMPLETION; ALL STUDENTS OFFICIALLY UNDER SAME ROOF AS OF TODAY!

student successStudents and staff at Olmsted Falls High School do not have much longer to wait before they begin enjoying all of the newly constructed expanded portions of the building, which include nine new science classrooms, four new business classrooms (including Fab Lab), four new art classrooms and a significantly expanded music wing for our band and choir programs.  The official move from the classroom trailers into the new classroom spaces got underway at the end of last week, with business and science classes being the first to transition over to the new spaces. Today – Friday, November 2nd – marks the first official day with all of our high school students under the one roof!  It is now official:  OFHS STUDENTS NO LONGER ATTEND CLASS IN THE CLASSROOM TRAILERS!

New science classrooms and science wing hallway were officially occupied today!

New business wing including Fab Lab!

Choir classes, which were being temporarily held in the auxiliary gym, were able to move into their new choir room earlier this week.  Band and art classes are the remaining groups to make their final moves. It is anticipated that all students and staff will occupy their new spaces by mid-November, ahead of the Thanksgiving break.

CP_leftAR_upperRightOlmsted Falls City School District and Olmsted Falls High School continue to be incredibly grateful to the school community who supported the November 2006 combined bond/permanent improvement levy which has made the much-needed expansion and renovations to our high school facility possible WITHOUT any increase to taxpayers.  We look forward to inviting our school community to an official open house event to showcase the new OFHS! Please watch the blog and our community School Report for date and time to be announced.


SAVE THE DATE: SPECIAL SCREENING OF “ANGST” SET FOR NOV. 27TH & DEC. 3RD

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Please join Olmsted Falls PTA Council and Olmsted Falls City Schools for a special screening of the independent film, Angst.  The purpose of this film, produced by IndieFlix, is to help raise awareness around anxiety in children and adolescents.  According to the makers of the film, the goal is “to start a global conversation about anxiety” and “to create conversation, change and hope.”

Two community screening opportunities, co-sponsored by Olmsted Falls PTA Council and Olmsted Falls City Schools, are being offered following the Thanksgiving break:

What:  Screening of the film Angst, followed by a panel discussion.

When:  Tuesday, November 27th and Monday, December 3rd

Where:  Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium

The film runs approximately 55 minutes.  For additional information on Angst, please visit www.angstmovie.com.  


ASSEMBLY PROVIDES OFHS/OFMS STUDENTS VALUABLE FRAMEWORK FOR BUILDING A POSITIVE DIGITAL BRAND FOR THEMSELVES 

Olmsted Falls City Schools welcomed Dr. Scott Grant to the district this week for a series of informative assemblies on the use of social media and the importance of personal branding.  Dr. Grant, a college professor and president of Triple Threat Leadership, LLC,  travels throughout the state providing leadership and social media education presentations to schools and organizations that focus on building a positive purpose, plan, and value.

Dr. Grant’s goal is to help students (and all people who utilize social media regularly) begin to think about how they can use social media as a strategic tool, rather than a negative influence in their lives. He was honest and straightforward with students about how organizations consider social media during scholarship selection, recruitment and hiring processes, and how to best consider building what he calls a strong “brand value equation” for yourself.

student successStudents in grades 8, 9 and 12 participated in the assemblies and gained valuable information to help guide their thinking about the purpose, plan and positive value in their social media posts, as well as what their posts tell other people about them.  

Thank you to Dr. Grant for spending the day with us here in Olmsted Falls!


STUDENT-SUPERINTENDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL GATHERS FOR FIRST MEETING OF YEAR

IMG_3795Students from OFMS and OFHS joined OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd this week for the first Superintendent-Student Advisory Council meeting of the new school year. The group, launched last school year, serves 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, with two students selected to represent each grade.

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Student members from OFHS include: Emerson Long, Katie Voisinet, Lindsey LaPinta, Sean Dougher, Kaitlyn Linder, Neil Spooner, Trae Henderson and Ruthie Ortega.

Student members from OFMS include: Daniel Green, Sarah Tedeshchi, Leah Kerber, Luke Ventimiglia, Josh Gonzalez and Claire Schultz.

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The Superintendent-Student Advisory Council will meet four times throughout the school year to engage in discussions about student leadership and talk about how they as a group can make an impact on their school community.  The group reviewed several discussion items and ideas from their inaugural meeting held last year which had already made a positive impact for students, such as the new all day orientation program held for incoming freshmen at the high school.  The group also screened the movie “Angst” which the school community will have an opportunity to view at screenings being scheduled for late November and early December.

Dr. Lloyd looks forward to continuing conversations and exploring potential projects with the Superintendent-Student Advisory Council throughout the year.  Thank you to each of these students for their time, input and participation. 


POST-SEASON ACTION FOR BULLDOG FOOTBALL AND CROSS COUNTRY

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Congratulations to the Bulldog Football team on completing the regular season with an overall record of 8-2 (7-2 in the SWC) and, for the fourth year in a row, qualifying for the OHSAA Playoffs.  The #5 Bulldogs will travel to #4 Avon Lake TONIGHT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND – with kick off scheduled for 7 p.m.  The winner of this quarterfinal game will face the winner of #1 Toledo Central Catholic/#8 Toledo St. John’s on Friday, November 9th at 7 p.m. (site:  TBD).  For additional playoff information, please click HERE.

backus-joe1.jpgCongratulations also to OFHS senior Joe Backus for qualifying to compete in the 2018 OHSAA Cross Country State Tournament, scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 10th  the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH.  For additional information on the OHSAA Cross Country State Tournament, please click HERE.

student successBest of luck to all of these amazing OFHS student athletes as they compete in the post-season! 

Let’s Go Bulldogs!!

 


THIRD GRADERS ENJOY HALLOWEEN INSPIRED SCIENCE ACTIVITIES

Multiple third grade classes collaborated while participating in a cross curricular, Halloween inspired activities including poetry, experimenting, predicting and analyzing. They determined that dry ice changes states of matter from a solid to a gas and explored the density of a variety of liquids.


BUS SAFETY WEEK SHOUT OUT!

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Our Motor Vehicle Inspection team from the Ohio State Highway Patrol made a special visit to Olmsted Falls City School District last week in support of National School Bus Safety Week. 

The team was in our district on Monday, October 22nd and visited both Falls-Lenox Primary School and the Early Childhood Center during selected bus arrivals / departures.

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The OFCS Transportation Department appreciates our partnership with the OSHP MVI team and look forward to their visits each year!  

OFCS also appreciates our amazing team of school bus drivers and mechanics who help keep our students safe during their bus rides each and every school day! 

Thank you to everyone for helping us promote safety in Bulldog country!


DYSLEXIA SIMULATION EVENT DRAW 125+ PARTICIPANTS

More than 125 people participated in this week’s Dyslexia Simulation event hosted on Monday, October 29th by the Helping Hands organization from Olmsted Falls City Schools.  Partnering with the Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NOBIDA), this special event took place at Olmsted Falls Middle School and  included  a series of simulations to allow participants to experience the challenges individuals with dyslexia confront when performing language-related tasks.

CP_leftstudent successParticipants included teachers, administrators and parents from Olmsted Falls City Schools as well as others from the surrounding area.  The hands-on workshop was designed to improve understanding and encourage the use of effective teaching techniques and accommodations for students struggling with dyslexia.  

Thank you to all who attended and especially to NOBIDA for working with OFCS to put on this informative event for our community. 


DISTINGUISHED HALL OF FAME

The Alumni Association held the Olmsted Falls High School Distinguished Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, October 25th. More than 150 of the community attended the event that honored six outstanding individuals.

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The honorees were Barb Filipek Terlep, ’58; Dick Railsback, ’59; Barbi Constantin Sargent, ’64; Rick Adler, ’66; Dan Martin, ’81; and Dave VanArsdale, Educator. Congratulations to all!


OFCS IN THE NEWS: BALANCED SCORECARDS & REGIONAL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL GARNER MEDIA ATTENTION

Great things are happening in Olmsted Falls City Schools!  Two recent projects that Olmsted Falls City Schools has been involved with – and recently reported on here in the district’s blog – also garnered local media attention this week.

CP_leftstudent successTo read coverage about the new OFCS Balanced Scorecards, please click HERE.

To read coverage about OFCS participation in the new Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council, please click HERE.


TEAM FROM OFMS GEMS CLUB PRESENT ENERGY BIKE EXPERIENCE TO BOARD

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Members of the Olmsted Falls Board of Education were treated to an interactive presentation by students from the OFMS GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) during their regular meeting in October. 

Dp1B-_JU4AExXO0The team of students shared their experience participating in the NOPEC Energy Bike Project (featured in our last blog post).

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BOARD RECOGNIZED NATIONAL MERIT STUDENTS FROM OFHS

The Olmsted Falls Board of Education was proud to honor four OFHS students at the October meeting for being recognized in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Each student was introduced by OFHS Assistant Principal Sean Baker, who also detailed an impressive list of extra-curricular activities that these students are involved in!

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Pictured  (L to R): OFCS Dr. Jim Lloyd, National Merit Semi-Finalist Benjamin Meredyk, National Merit Semi-Finalist Daniel Fidler, National Merit Commended Student Rachel Drobnak, National Merit Commended Student Sofie Iwamasa, and Board of Education President Mr. Joe Bertrand.

Congratulations again to these exemplary students!

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GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS RECOGNIZED UNDER FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Olmsted Falls City School District proudly recognized our new Gold Level Sponsors during the final home football game of the regular season on Friday, October 19th.

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Olmsted Falls City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd welcomed the following special guests onto the home track between the 1st & 2nd quarters for the special acknowledgement of each of our new Gold Level Sponsors:

First Federal Lakewood – Vice President of Treasury Management & Public Funds Bonny Carroll; and Olmsted Township Branch Manager Thomas Helmick

Ganley Westside Imports – Lease Return Coordinator Morgen Mueller

Ryco Sports – Owners Bob & Laurie Wikle; and Store Manager Mindy Ovelgonne

Southwest General – President & CEO Bill Young

Thank you again to our Gold Level Sponsor for their partnership and support of Olmsted Falls City Schools!


BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES TREASURER’S OCTOBER FORECAST

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Treasurer/CFO Emily Dales

The Olmsted Falls Board of Education approved the district’s latest Five-Year Forecast during their regular monthly meeting held on October 18th. The Five-Year Forecast is a planning tool that is required by the State of Ohio and shows three years of actual financial data, with five years of future projections. All school districts must submit to the Ohio Department of Education a board approved Five-Year Forecast on bi-annually timeline, each October and May.

5YrForecast_CoverGraphicThe Five-Year Forecast is a dynamic budgeting tool that helps our Treasurer’s office plan and demonstrate the district’s effective and efficient annual operations and how we continue to be good stewards of our community’s taxpayer dollar. This tool can also help in determining when the District needs to ask for additional operating dollars. Olmsted Falls City Schools has not gone to the taxpayers for operating dollars since February 2010, which at the time was projected to last three years. Strong fiscal management and planning by the school district has helped stretch these funds nearly nine years.

AR_upperRightAnother interesting item discussed during the review of the forecast was the district’s strategic management of Bond Proceeds. A portion of the Bond proceeds were invested during the early stages of the OFHS construction and renovation project. This allowed the District to earn additional interest dollars which go direct into the construction budget. It was initially estimated that OFCS could earn approximately $250,000 in interest. Thanks to the multiple Federal interest rate hikes the Districts short-term investment plan had generated earnings of more than $400,000 by the end of September.

To review the full Five-Year Forecast Report including the detailed assumptions, Board approved on October 18, 2018, please click HERE.

To view only the current Five-Year Forecast, please click HERE.

As always, if you have any questions about the current Five-Year Forecast or any other aspect of district finances, please contact Treasurer/CFO Ms. Emily Dales at 440.427.6000.


DON’T MISS THE BTC’s PRODUCTION OF ELF, JR.  THIS WEEK – NOV. 8, 9 & 10TH

The Bulldog Theatre Company is excited to present its version of Elf, Jr., a musical version of the popular holiday movie, next week!

The BTC production features a talented cast and crew of 68 middle schoolers who have been busily preparing for the big nights, and looking forward to performing in front of an audience.

Kick off your holiday season with this fantastic and fun musical!  The BTC production of Elf, Jr. is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on the Olmsted Falls Middle School cafetorium stage on the following dates:

Thursday, November 8th

Friday, November 9th

Saturday, November 10th

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LIMITED SEATING-IN-THE-ROUND AVAILABLE FOR OFHS MASQUERS’ “TWELVE ANGRY JURORS” PLAY

The OFHS Masquers will perform “Twelve Angry Jurors” at Olmsted Falls High School.  Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 16th and 2 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17th.

Only 125 tickets are available. Since the auditorium is unavailable, the large study hall room in the academic wing – room 606 – will be transformed into an intimate black-box theater setting with seating in-the-round.  This setting offers actors and the audience a new theatrical experience at Olmsted Falls.

The play takes place in a jury room as the jurors deliberate the fate of a young Latino man accused of murdering his father. “Twelve Angry Jurors” is a classic play originally published in 1954 and is associated with the acclaimed 1957 film starring Henry Fonda as Juror 8.  The original work is titled “Twelve Angry Men,” but when the play is opened to female actors / jurors it is referred to as “Twelve Angry Jurors.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. They may be obtained by calling 440-427-6070.


OFHS PTA APPLEBEE’S FUNDRAISER – THIS WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7TH

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The OFHS PTA would like to invite to its Dine-to-Donate event on Wednesday, November 7th from 11 am to 9 pm at the Great Northern Applebee’s.  Enjoy a nice family night out, no cooking and you will benefit the HS PTA! 
ApplebeesApplebee’s will donate 15% of your check when you present the  flyer to your server.  Please click HERE to download the flyer.
Proceeds from this event help to fund the scholarships presented to OFHS seniors each year.
Thank you for your support!

OFHS PTA TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS – SATURDAY, NOV. 10TH  – IN MEDIA CENTER
Attention ALL Olmsted Falls dancers, singers, comedians, musicians, jugglers, bands and magicians ages kindergarten through grade 12!
Is there another talent you have? Why not share it with the community.
The 32nd Annual Olmsted Falls High School PTA Talent Show AUDITIONS is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 10th in the school’s Media Center.  There is so much talent in the schools and the community is just waiting to see what is in store this year.
Keep watching this weekly blog and posted flyers in your school for more details.  The OFHS PTA Talent Show will be Friday, February 1st, 2019 – so be sure to mark your calendars

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

Remember, tryouts are in the school’s Media Center, not the auditorium.

OFHS PTA VARSITY LETTER JACKET – HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE EXTENDED!  ORDER BY NOV. 21ST TO RECEIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

OFHSLetterJacket_PicThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA has extended the ordering deadline for this year’s letter jackets to Wednesday, Nov. 21st.  Orders received by Nov. 21st will arrive in time for Christmas.

Please click HERE for additional information and the order form.

Email any questions to Kristie Patton at pattonkristie95@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support of PTA and programs!


POST PROM NOVEMBER FUNdraisers!

Post Prom invites you to the following upcoming FUNdraiser events to benefit Post Prom:

November 6th – Ladies Night Out with Entertainment
Join us at Tony K’s from 6:30 – 9:30 PM on November 6, 2018 for a ladies night of entertainment. Tickets are $35 per person and includes a taco bar dinner, snacks, soda and guest reader Laura Lyn. Cash bar is also available. Contact Kelly Atkins (bobcatteach@gmail.com), Lisa Hanna (klhanna@cox.net) or Sara Galaska (sjgalaska@hotmail.com) for tickets.

November 12th – Powder Puff
Come on out and cheer on our senior girls and junior girls as they battle in a Power Puff match at the high school football field on November 12, 2018. This event is always a lot of fun and the girls need your support. There will be concessions, a 50/50 raffle, and even a special halftime performance. Gates open at 6:15 pm. Game time is 7 pm. Tickets are $5 at the gate, or $4 pre-sale at the high school during lunches on Oct. 30th – Nov. 1st.

December 3rd – Bingo with Vendors
Join us at Grindstone Tap House, in Berea, for a fun evening of bingo and shopping on December 3, 2018. This is a great time to get together with friends and shop for Christmas with various local vendors. Tickets are $10 pre-sale or at the door…but get it pre-sale and your ticket includes 12 bingo cards, or purchase at the door and your ticket only includes 10 bingo cards. Text Melissa Kozub at 440-785-6312 for more information and tickets.

Also…Any senior parents, or junior parents, who would like to learn more about Post Prom planning, please join us at our next monthly meeting November 14th and/or December 19th at 7pm in the OFHS media center. You can also be added to our email distribution by contacting ofhs2019postprom@yahoo.com and follow us on Facebook (OFHS 2019 Post Prom Committee) and Twitter (OFHSPostProm2019).


OFHS CAREER EXPLORATION DATABASE 

Did You Know?  Olmsted Falls High School has a Career Exploration Database of volunteers willing to help our high school students learn more about a wide variety of career fields.  Launched in 2015, our Career Exploration Database provides a listing of organizations and companies in the surrounding region that are willing to provide our high school and middle school students with experiences that might include: discussing careers, job shadowing, internship or externship opportunities, and so on. We currently have a list of more than 100 parents and local community members in our Career Exploration Database and it has become a highly valuable resource to our students.

student successEnsuring that all of our students leave Olmsted Falls Schools with identified career pathways to their future success is a priority for our District. An important component of the Strategic Plan as it relates to Student Success is providing a variety of opportunities for students to explore their potential career interests in a real world setting. Having a network of opportunities available for our students to plug into will be a valuable part of helping them to identify pathways for their future.

CP_leftWe are currently seeking to further expand this database across all career fields to ensure that we have resources available for whatever area our students are interested in exploring. We are especially in need of volunteers from the following fields: architecture, banking, communications, environmental science, marketing and medical physicians.

If you or someone you know is interested in adding your name and area of expertise to our growing database, please click HERE to provide your information online for our Career Exploration Database.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, you can also contact OFHS College & Career Counselor Aimee Caldrone at 427-6100.


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFER FREE HOMEWORK HELP

new-olmsted-falls-library-main-doors-april-2013-imag1710.jpgDid you know that our local Cuyahoga County Public Library branch offers free after-school homework help to students in grades K – 8?

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To access a flyer with additional information, please click HERE.


DISTRICT SEEKING SUBSTITUTES FOR SEVERAL JOB CLASSIFICATIONS

OFCS Triple A LogoBe a part of our outstanding Triple A school district!  Work with great people and fantastic kids!  Olmsted Falls Schools is currently looking for substitute paraprofessionals, cleaners, bus drivers and custodians to support our daily operational efforts in these important areas.  Having dedicated substitute support staff is a critical component to our district’s success.

Are you interested in joining our Bulldog team in a substitute capacity?  Click HERE to begin the application process.  You may also call 440.427.6000 and ask to speak to our Human Resources Department if you have questions.


 

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Stay in touch with OFHS while on the go with the new OFHS Mobile App, which can be downloaded for free via either the App Store or Google Play.

The new app features:  news, notifications, calendars, athletics, staff and parent resources.

To access the links to download to your mobile device, please click HERE.


REMEMBER TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

twitterJust a reminder that Olmsted Falls City Schools and all of our buildings are on Twitter!  We invite you to follow our district and building Twitter accounts for periodic announcements, reminders and an ongoing glimpse into all the great things going on in our classrooms, buildings and departments throughout the district!

@OFCSDistrict(Olmsted Falls City School District)

@OFCSSuper (OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd)

@ofhsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls High School)

@ofmsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Middle School)

@ofisbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Intermediate School)

@FLBulldogs (Falls-Lenox Primary School)

@ECCBulldogs (Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center)

 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS




VOTE AND BUY GOODIES ON ELECTION DAY

Local Girl Scout Troop 71477 will have its annual Bake Sale on Election Day – this Tuesday – at Falls-Lenox Primary School. The sale will run from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Many baked goods will be available as well as boxed lunches to take on the go.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR – SANTA’S SECRET SHOP – DECEMBER 1st

It’s not too early to plan having your children attend this year’s Santa’s Secret Shop set for Saturday, December 1st, at Falls-Lenox Primary School. 

The event, which lets kids shop for holiday gifts for family and friends with the help of “elves,”  runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A holiday raffle will occur during that time, with such items as a new Xbox One X game system, as well as crafts, photo booth and food for purchase. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit the Olmsted Falls Cub Scout Pack 102.


CREATE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE WITH YOUR  FAMILY

Local Girl Scout Troop 71477 will sponsor a fundraiser at the Olmsted Community Center Saturday, December 1st.

After shopping at the Santa’s Secret Shop, walk next door to the Olmsted Community Center where you can make a gingerbread house to take home.  The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATER PERFORMS BABES IN TOYLAND

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Olmsted Performing Arts invites the community to its Babes in Toyland production from December 7th-9th at Crocker Park Market Square in Westlake. Tickets are $15 and are available at opatickets.com.  Call (440) 973-4363 with questions.



 

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OFCS Update – October 12, 2018

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OFCS RELEASES NEW BALANCED SCORECARDS

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Olmsted Falls City School District is excited to share our new Balanced Scorecards, which have been created locally to report out to our school community information about how we are working to inspire and empower our students each and every day.

These Balanced Scorecards provide information and evidence under the four key components of our district’s Strategic Plan: Student Success; Aligned Resources; Technology Enabled and Community Partnerships.

A Balanced Scorecard has been created for each individual school building as well as for the district as a whole.  Each scorecard also has a companion Infographic Guide providing deeper descriptions of each component of information being reported on.

We invite you to click on any or all of the links below to explore our new Scorecards:

Olmsted Falls City School District Balanced Scorecard

Olmsted Falls High School Balance Scorecard

Olmsted Falls Middle School Balanced Scorecard

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School Balanced Scorecard

Falls-Lenox Primary School Balanced Scorecard

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center Balanced Scorecard

Please contact any of our buildings, or Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd at 427-6000 or jlloyd@ofcs.net, with any questions.


NEW STADIUM SCOREBOARD RESULT OF NEW CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

ScoreBoard1Olmsted Falls City School District is excited to announce the successful launch of a new digital marketing initiative that includes a new scoreboard in the stadium, a large video board in the high school’s main gym and video displays in and outside the high school auditorium. This new equipment makes possible the creation of a new alternative revenue stream for the school district and a new way to connect and partner with regional businesses and organizations.

Leading the way as Gold Level Corporate Sponsors are First Federal Lakewood, Ganley Westside Imports Subaru, Ryco Sports and Southwest General. The Olmsted Falls School District is sincerely grateful to each of our new Gold Sponsors and looks forward to publicly thanking them at the final home game of the season on Friday, October 19th. Each Gold Sponsor is featured on the new scoreboard with permanent signage and also featured in other promotional opportunities.

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The new stadium scoreboard was installed just ahead of the September 28th varsity home game and had a successful trial run that evening. We look forward to seeing it in operation again at the Homecoming game against Midview Friday night, October 12th, and at the final regular season home game on Friday, October 19th. Thank you again to our inaugural Gold Sponsors for making this new initiative become a reality so quickly!

AR_upperRightThere are additional digital marketing opportunities for sponsorships at the Blue and White levels. Olmsted Falls City School District looks forward to continuing to grow this new initiative which is a win-win for our students and our sponsorship partners. OFCS joins a growing number of school systems pursuing outside-the-box programs to generate new revenue streams. Once fully implemented, the new digital marketing program will generate additional financial resources that can be spread across programs that represent the district’s core business of academics, arts and athletics.

Anyone interested in learning more about the district’s new digital marketing initiative is encouraged to contact Olmsted Falls Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd at 440.427.6000 or by email at jlloyd@ofcs.net.



IT’S HOMECOMING WEEKEND IN BULLDOG COUNTRY!

Here is a list of events for this weekend’s Homecoming for students and the community:

  • Bulldog helmutCome cheer on your Bulldogs @ the varsity football game tonight – October 12th – as they host Midview! Arrive early to enjoy Homecoming festivities – including the crowning of the Homecoming King & Queen! The 2018 Homecoming Cermemony will begin at 6:40 p.m. with the kick off at approx. 7 p.m. 
  • The OFHS Homecoming dance will take place from 7:30pm-10:30pm at Olmsted Falls Middle School tomorrow – Saturday, October 13. The theme this year is “Out of This World.”
  • The entire community is invited to attend the FREE Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Homecoming Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, October 14th in the OFHS cafeteria.

Welcome back to all of our returning Bulldog alumni! 

Happy Homecoming Weekend to all! 

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Let’s GO Bulldogs!!!



DISTRICT HOSTING DYSLEXIA SIMULATION EVENT OCT. 29TH – OPEN TO COMMUNITY

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The Helping Hands organization from Olmsted Falls City Schools will be hosting the Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NOBIDA) on Monday, October 29th for a special Dyslexia Simulation event.

How does it feel to be an individual with dyslexia? Through a series of simulations, participants will experience the challenges individuals with dyslexia confront when performing language-related tasks. This hands-on workshop is designed to improve understanding and encourage the use of effective teaching techniques and accommodations.

The event will begin sharply at 6 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. The location is the Olmsted Falls Middle School located at 27045 Bagley Road. All staff and residents of Olmsted Falls are free and all other participants from surrounding communities are kindly asked to provide a $5.00 donation to NOBIDA. The event is open to 80 participants so we ask for RSVPs to help monitor the number of participants.  To RSVP, please click HERE.

If we exceed the 80 person capacity, we will create a wait list. The event is recommended for students ages 12+, parents and educators. If you have any questions, please contact Christen Brabenec, Helping Hands Coordinator, at cbrabenec@ofcs.net or Shannon Goss, Director of Student Services at sgoss@ofcs.net.

We hope you will consider joining us for this special event:

Dyslexia Simulation Event
Monday, October 29, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Olmsted Falls Middle School
(in the Cafetorium)
27045 Bagley Road

Please CLICK HERE to RSVP

For more information about NOBIDA, please visit https://noh.dyslexiaida.org/what-we-do/events/.


DID YOU KNOW?  OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH

A group of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students participated in a special research project to help people learn more about dyslexia.  Two teams of students from Mrs. Hawk’s and Mrs. McGhee’s classes spent time researching public figures with dyslexia and then shared those stories in videos that can be viewed on the OFIS website. 

Learn more about Dr. Toby Cosgrove, actor Orlando Bloom, director Steven Spielberg and musician John Lennon by clicking HERE to view the student video projects.

Kudos and thank you to all of the participating students for sharing this information!



RALLYBALL TENNIS PROGRAM GETS UNDERWAY TODAY: LEARN TO PLAY TENNIS IN A FUN & EASY WAY

Rallyball tennis is open to boys and girls to enjoy and learn tennis from the start. There is no serving involved in this activity.

The friendly competition runs Fridays from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at the OFHS tennis courts. Laura Graham, the OFHS head tennis coach and USPTA tennis professional, will run the program. All will learn the game of tennis during this fun league.

To view a flyer and registration form, click HERE.


OFHS HOSTING FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT FOR JRS. & SRS. – THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

financial-aidParents of OFHS junior and seniors are encouraged to attend the annual OFHS Financial Aid Information Night presented by our outstanding team of school counselors.  This informative session will take place THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th at 7:00 PM in the new OFHS cafeteria.

Important information about FAFSA as well as scholarships will be discussed.  We hope to see you there!



ATTN: OFHS SWIMMERS – MANDATORY PARENT/SWIMMER MEETING OCT. 16TH; FIRST PRACTICE OCT. 26TH

swim raceThe first day of swim practice for Olmsted Falls High School is on October 26th. To adequately prepare for the season, there will be a mandatory parent and swimmer meeting this Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30-7: 30 pm in the High School Cafeteria. At this meeting, the program will discuss practice times, the schedule, swimmer expectations, and visit samples of the new team suit. Head Coach Dan Lisy will be able to answer any questions at this time as well.

Doing the fitting for the new suit is Aquatic Outfitters. The company will be set up in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm to sell goggles, caps, practice suits, and any other equipment our competitors might need. These are all optional purchases.

For any questions, please contact Head Coach Dan Lisy at dlisy@ofcs.net


OFIS PTA BREAKFAST BUDDIES:  IT’S DONUT TIME – OCTOBER 17th…RSVP BY THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

DonutsWithDadOFIS PTA would like to invite Dad, Grandpa or another important guy in your child’s life to spend some quality time with your child at school.

Join us for coffee & donuts with your favorite Breakfast Buddy!

**This is a PTA “Members Only” event and a benefit of joining PTA**

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If you have not joined, it’s not too late. Save time at the door by signing up now.
Just go to: https://olmsted-falls-intermediate-school-ofis-pta.cheddarup.com.  If you have questions, please contact Membership at: angieair@yahoo.com or Lsham76@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, October 17th

7:00 am-8:00 am

OFIS Cafeteria

To RSVP for this event, click HERE to download form.

RSVP Deadline: Monday, October 15th.


CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL “#OFBULLDOGSFIRSTDAY” PHOTO GALLERY

IMG_3506Thank you to all who shared their first day of schools photos via Twitter with @OFCSDistrict. It was great fun seeing all the smiling faces ready for school!  One photo even showed a rainbow in the sky over Falls-Lenox that morning!

To view our gallery of first day photos, please click HERE.

Would you like your first day pics added to our gallery? It’s not too late! Simply Tweet your first day photos to @OFCSDistrict and include #OFBulldogsFirstDay.


CONGRATULATIONS TO FOUR OFHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED IN THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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National Merit Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to Daniel Fidler and Benjamin Meredyk (pictured at right) who are National Merit Semi-Finalists this year. Daniel and Benjamin will continue on in the competition and have the chance to become finalists and win scholarships. 

Congratulations also to Rachel Drobnak and Sofie Iwamasa (pictured below) who were named National Merit Commended Students this year.  

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The National Merit Scholarship Program is a national program that provides scholarship dollars to students who participate in the National Merit (PSAT 11) qualifying test. There are about 16,000 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which represents less than one percent of high school seniors. Semifinalists qualify through their PSAT scores.  After the preliminary testing process, students submit applications detailing their academic record and extra-curriculars. They also submit essays, obtain a recommendation from a school official and have qualifying SAT scores.

About 15,000 are expected to advance to finalist status. Finalists have the opportunity to win one of about 7,500 scholarships, which total about $31 million. Finalists will be notified in February and scholarships announced beginning in April.  Congratulations again to these outstanding OFHS students for this national recognition!


OFCS PARTNERS WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO FORM SOUTHWEST REGIONAL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Dr. Lloyd addresses new Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council

Dr. Lloyd addresses new Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council

Olmsted Falls City School District has partnered with Berea City Schools, Fairview Park City Schools, North Olmsted City Schools, Strongsville City Schools and Polaris Career Center to form the Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council. The new partnership includes representatives from each school district and Polaris Career Center as well as a broad cross-section of regional business and higher education leaders.

The new advisory council will meet quarterly and collaboratively to exchange ideas and explore best practices in preparing students for the world beyond high school.

OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd presented information to the group about our district’s strategic planning and Portrait of an Olmsted Falls Graduate work during the Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council’s first meeting, held Friday, October 5th at Polaris Career Center.


OFHS CAREER EXPLORATION DATABASE 

Did You Know?  Olmsted Falls High School has a Career Exploration Database of volunteers willing to help our high school students learn more about a wide variety of career fields.  Launched in 2015, our Career Exploration Database provides a listing of organizations and companies in the surrounding region that are willing to provide our high school and middle school students with experiences that might include: discussing careers, job shadowing, internship or externship opportunities, and so on. We currently have a list of more than 100 parents and local community members in our Career Exploration Database and it has become a highly valuable resource to our students.

student successEnsuring that all of our students leave Olmsted Falls Schools with identified career pathways to their future success is a priority for our District. An important component of the Strategic Plan as it relates to Student Success is providing a variety of opportunities for students to explore their potential career interests in a real world setting. Having a network of opportunities available for our students to plug into will be a valuable part of helping them to identify pathways for their future.

CP_leftWe are currently seeking to further expand this database across all career fields to ensure that we have resources available for whatever area our students are interested in exploring. We are especially in need of volunteers from the following fields: architecture, banking, communications, environmental science, marketing and medical physicians.

If you or someone you know is interested in adding your name and area of expertise to our growing database, please click HERE to provide your information online for our Career Exploration Database.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, you can also contact OFHS College & Career Counselor Aimee Caldrone at 427-6100.


HSApp_PhoneGraphicOFHS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP!

Stay in touch with OFHS while on the go with the new OFHS Mobile App, which can be downloaded for free via either the App Store or Google Play. 

The new app features:  news, notifications, calendars, athletics, staff and parent resources.

To access the links to download to your mobile device, please click HERE.



ANNUAL GOLDEN GRADS LUNCHEON

More than 160 OFHS alumni gathered together for the annual Olmsted Falls Alumni Association Golden Grads Luncheon on Thursday, October 4th. Guests enjoyed visiting with former classmates and exploring displays of class photos and memorabilia.

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Pictured at right are Gertrude Wiegand Holzworth and Margaret Shroka Benser – both from the Class of 1944 – received this year’s Goldenest Grad honor!  

What a fantastic tradition this annual event is in the Bulldog school community! 

Many guests travel from out of town and even out of state to attend this special event each year!

Once a Bulldog, Always A Bulldog!


GIRL POWER! OFMS TEAM PARTICIPATES IN ENERGY BIKE PROJECT

student successFour 7th grade girls from Olmsted Falls Middle School joined students from two other Northeast Ohio middle schools this summer to participate in the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) Energy Bike Project: Activating and Energizing Girls in Science. the group included students Makena Chapman, Michelle Nickel, Emily Jones and Sofia Faust – led by OFMS Project Lead the Way teacher Stacey Wisniewski.  These awesome students spent two days building a working energy bike that was then donated to the school to use in energy science curricula!  

Featured in the photo: (from left to right) Stacey Wisniewski, Makena Chapman, Michelle Nickel, Emily Jones, Sofia Faust and Mary Ripley, NOPEC’s Communication Manager.

Pictured From Left to Right: Stacey Wisniewski, Makena Chapman, Michelle Nickel, Emily Jones, Sofia Faust and Mary Ripley, NOPEC’s Communication Manager.

The group will be presenting about their experience at next week’s Olmsted Falls Board of Education meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 18th @ 7:00 p.m. in the OFHS media center. Come out and learn more from this impressive team!


WELCOME NEW BULLDOG TEACHERS!

Please join us in welcoming our newest Bulldog teachers to the buildings!

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Front Row (L to R):  Taylor Manway (ECC Intervention Specialist), Jennifer Hanna (ECC Intervention Specialist), Charlie Wyraz (ECC Intervention Specialist), Alexa Davey (ECC Intervention Specialist), Melissa Cirilo (OFMS Tutor), and Katie Karpinski (OFMS 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher).

Middle Row (L to R):  Aaron Jonhenry (Falls-Lenox Tutor), Maria Bertoncin (Falls-Lenox Tutor), Sarah Jansen (Falls-Lenox 3rd Grade Teacher), Jamie Daugherty (Falls-Lenox 3rd Grade Teacher), Alexandra Flanigan (OFHS Science Teacher), and Kourtney Ellis (OFMS 7th Grade Science & Language Arts).

Back Row (L to R): Andrew Crnobrnja (OFHS Science Teacher), Patty Voisinet (OFHS Math Teacher), Megan Kay (Falls-Lenox 1st Grade Teacher), Ivette Davis (OFCS Technology Integration Specialist), Elizabeth Ankrom (OFIS Intervention Specialist), Bridgette Garcia (OFMS Intervention Specialist – Moderate Intensive), and Matthew Deibel (OFHS Art Teacher)


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OLMSTED FALLS KIWANIS HOST NEW TEACHERS FOR DINNER

In a long-standing tradition, Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club hosted new OFCS teachers for dinner at their September meeting. This is always a wonderful opportunity to introduce our newest Bulldog staff members in the community.  

We appreciate the hospitality so graciously provided by the Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club each year, and their ongoing support of Olmsted Falls Schools!


BULLDOG STAFF HONORED FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE

Olmsted Falls City Schools recognized staff members for their years of service to the district and community at the annual opening day staff meeting to kick-off the 2018-2019 school year.  Please join us in recognizing the employees listed below who achieved the 10, 15, 20 and 25 year mark as “Bulldogs! Thanks to all for their contributions to the District’s success over the years. Honorees are listed alphabetically.

25YearsofService25 Year Bulldogs (listed alphabetically):  Christina Christensen, Tami Doyle, Kelly Dye, Frances Grega, Larry Hamilton, Jan Holecko, Nancy Hunt, Jane Kossin, Cynthia Rodgers, Lidia Soto & Anne Statz.

20YearsofService20 Year Bulldogs (listed alphabetically): Joyce Bigley, Tracy Blake, Deborah Campanalie, Cheryl Crozier, Kathryn Genemans, Roberta Gonzalez, Gloria Mechling, Diane Norris, Joy Rathwell & Paula Schiely.

15YearsofService15 Year Bulldogs (listed alphabetically): Kevin Baker, Lisa Barrett, Jessica Caraballo, Jennifer Cieker, Laura Connelly, Kelly Gareau, Erica Jama, Laura Kennedy, Verna Kovacevic, James Kwilecki, Casey Lehmann, Charles May, Holly McFadden, Sarah Mueller, Tanya Netschke, John Novotny, Lisa Rahas, Carrie Schaefer, Michelle Schoenhofer, Marlene Slagle, Don Svec, Sandra Tatro & Robin Tenerowicz.

10YearsofService10 Year Bulldogs (listed alphabetically):  Cassandra DeLuca, Kathryn Duray, Kelly Fissel, Shannon Goss, Janet Gregg, Christine Harder, Mary Hechko, Danielle Holzworth, Denise Patay, Sarah Raines & Sierra Swanson.


DISTRICT SEEKING SUBSTITUTES FOR SEVERAL JOB CLASSIFICATIONS

OFCS Triple A LogoBe a part of our outstanding Triple A school district!  Work with great people and fantastic kids!  Olmsted Falls Schools is currently looking for substitute paraprofessionals, cleaners, bus drivers and custodians to support our daily operational efforts in these important areas.  Having dedicated substitute support staff is a critical component to our district’s success.

Are you interested in joining our Bulldog team in a substitute capacity?  Click HERE to begin the application process.  You may also call 440.427.6000 and ask to speak to our Human Resources Department if you have questions.


FL/ECC PTA STUDENT 2018-2019 DIRECTORIES NOW BEING COMPILED

CP_leftAs a service of the Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA, we are compiling the annual Student Directories! As in years past, we will post the directory on the Falls-Lenox and ECC building websites. The documents will be password protected. When the directories are ready and available online, we will provide you with instructions on how to access them. The information will be provided for use by the students and parents of the individual schools and may not be used for solicitation. If you wish for you and your child(ren) to be included, please complete the online form no later than November 1st.

Please complete any/all of the information that you wish to include. For example, if you wish only to have your address printed without a phone number, do not list your phone number. Only the information provided below will be included.

PLEASE COMPLETE ONLY ONE FORM PER FAMILY WITH STUDENTS AT FALLS-LENOX AND THE ECC!

To access the form and provide your information for the directory, please click HERE.


HAVE YOU JOINED YOUR SCHOOL’S PTA YET?

 

PTADid you know that all five Olmsted Falls PTA units are now accepting membership payments online?  If you haven’t had an opportunity to join yet, please click on the appropriate link below to process your 2018-2019 membership today.  It’s easy and convenient for you to become part of our outstanding PTAs  – join online today!

OFHS PTA Membership Link

OFMS PTA Membership Link

OFIS PTA Membership Link

FALLS-LENOX/ECC PTA Membership Link

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD PTA Membership Link


ANNUAL PTA ACTIVITIES CALENDARS ARE HERE!

The annual PTA Activities Calendars were distributed to all OFCS families last week.  Each family should have received one copy of the calendar; it is sent home with the youngest child in each household.

If you did not receive your calendar, please contact the office at your youngest child’s building and staff will be happy to send one home.

PTA thanks the school community for the calendar donations that can be returned to the office. All donations go toward the annual PTA Council scholarship fund for graduating seniors each year.


 

Olmsted_Falls_MusicOLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S LATEST NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Catch up on the latest music news from throughout the district in the latest issue of Musical Notes. Check out the September & October issues today!

To view the newsletter, click HERE.


OFHS BAND PLAYS AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ‘THE SHOE’ STADIUM

The Olmsted Falls High School marching band was one of several who played at the Buckeye Invitational recently at the Ohio State University football stadium.

The weather was great – and so was the band, which played Fanfare & Entrance, Eleanor Rigby, White Rabbit, I Can See for Miles and Across the Field.

Here are links to watch the outstanding performance.

Entire performance:   https://youtu.be/dFij33SEYJs    

Fanfare and Entrance: https://youtu.be/6JZL_8u5mdE 

Eleanor Rigby: https://youtu.be/3t1Q7vgaBjk  

White Rabbit: https://youtu.be/PHKIl5e1GZM  

I can see for miles: https://youtu.be/jvw845hPP2g   

Across the Field: https://youtu.be/YMaunGPIIUM  


 

OFHS PTA NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR VARSITY LETTER JACKETS – ORDER BY NOV. 1ST TO RECEIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

bulldog-mug-graphicThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA would like to share this year’s letter jacket order form with our Bulldog Families.

Please click HERE for the link to the order form.

Email any questions to Kristie Patton at pattonkristie95@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support of PTA and programs!


CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT AND DINNER ON OCTOBER 20th JOINTLY HOSTED BY OFAB & POST PROM

All are invited to participate in a Cornhole Tournament and Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, October 20th at the Irish American Club that will benefit the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters and the Post Prom Committee.

Join the fun by registering as a single or 2-person team in the cornhole tournament that will have cash prizes for first and second place.  Enjoy a steak or chicken dinner, including pop, water, sides and dessert. Also enjoy the free entertainment, including a DJ and dancing and a cash bar that is available.

Use the link by clicking HERE, which will navigate you to the fundraiser page of the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters website, to register for the cornhole tournament and/or purchase dinner. Purchases are mutually exclusive and all details are listed on the OFAB website.


SAVE THE DATE:  PTA COUNCIL VENDOR BINGO NIGHT – OCTOBER 29TH

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The Olmsted Falls PTA Council is having a Vendor Bingo Night to raise money for the council and high school scholarships.

Come on out and play Bingo, win some awesome prizes, and get some holiday shopping done from the awesome vendors!

What:  Olmsted Falls PTA Council Vendor Bingo Night
Where:  Grindstone Tap House (826 Front St. in Berea)
When:  Monday, October 29th @ 6 p.m.

$10 gets you 10 bingo cards – or get your presale ticket and get an additional 2 free bingo cards!!  Contact Linda Parkowski for details and tickets at JLparkowski@cox.net or 440-225-8703.


REMEMBER TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

twitterJust a reminder that Olmsted Falls City Schools and all of our buildings are on Twitter!  We invite you to follow our district and building Twitter accounts for periodic announcements, reminders and an ongoing glimpse into all the great things going on in our classrooms, buildings and departments throughout the district!

@OFCSDistrict (Olmsted Falls City School District)

@OFCSSuper (OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd)

@ofhsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls High School)

@ofmsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Middle School)

@ofisbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Intermediate School)

@FLBulldogs (Falls-Lenox Primary School)

@ECCBulldogs (Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center)

 




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DON’T MISS THE ANNUAL KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH @ OFHS CAFETERIA

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The annual Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club’s Homecoming Pancake Breakfast is this Sunday, October 14th at the newly-renovated OFHS cafeteria.

The breakfast, which is FREE, will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  It includes your choice of pancakes or French toast, sausage, juice, coffee and milk.

Monetary donations will be accepted at the door.


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TRICK & TREATS EVENT – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

Free family event at Hope Community Church.  Come in costume and enjoy fun activities for the whole family.

Sat., October 20th from 1-4 p.m. @ Hope Community Church, 6941 Columbia Road.

All welcome!


OLMSTED TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN FALL FEST OPEN HOUSE SUN., OCT. 21ST

pumpkinOlmsted Township hosts a Halloween Fest on Sunday, October 21st from 1-3 p.m.  There’ll be pumpkins to paint and a costume contest; fire trucks, popcorn, yummy food to eat, apple cider, games and plenty of treats!  Not very scary but a whole lot of fun, see you at the Fire Department starting at 1.

Safety information, painting pumpkins, selfie photo spot, lunch, crafts, activities and more! Costume contest line up is at 2 p.m.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for our food drive to benefit Olmsted’s Christians in Action!  Sponsored by NOPEC.


OLMSTED FALLS SET TO HOST HALLOWEEN EVENTS ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

Fall-O-Ween FlyerCelebrate a “Not So Spooky Olmsted Fall-O-Ween” in beautiful downtown Olmsted Falls on Sunday, October 28th from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Free family fun with Trick-or-Treating, contests, activities, a 

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Halloween Trail through David Fortier Park and more!! Follow the Park and Recreation Board’s Facebook event for more information.

Drop off carved pumpkins at the Charles A. Harding Memorial Covered Bridge (7850 Main Street) on Sunday, October 28th from 1:30 p.m. until


COMMUNITY TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS FOR HALLOWEEN, OCTOBER 31ST:  6 – 8 P.M.

Halloween-Princess-trick-or-treatTrick-or-Treating hours in the Olmsted Community are 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st. 

Be safe and have fun Bulldogs! 



 

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OFCS Update – September 5, 2018

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Logo1OFCS READY TO WELCOME BACK STUDENTS!

Olmsted Falls City School District looks forward to welcoming Bulldog students back to the buildings this week for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.  

  • Students in grades 1-9 start tomorrow, Thursday, September 6th
  • Students in grades 10-12 begin on Friday, September 7th

We hope everyone has enjoyed the long summer and is looking forward to the new school year.  It promises to be an exciting one!

To download a copy of the 2018-2019 school year calendar, please click HERE.  

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ATTENTION BULLDOG PARENTS:  Please be sure that you have completed the online Returning Student Registration before your child’s start date.  Reminders have been sent to parents/guardians of students who still need to have their information updated. For assistance with Returning Student Registration,  PowerSchool parent account log-in, and/or linking multiple students under one PowerSchool parent account, please contact your child’s school building or contact Mr. Tim Wulfhoop at twulfhoop@ofcs.net.


OFHS LAUNCHES NEW FRESHMAN TRANSITION PROGRAM

student successFreshmen entering Olmsted Falls High School this year will participate in a new, full day orientation program designed to help students successfully transition into high school.

OFHS looks forward to hosting the new program for all incoming 9th graders as well as students new to the district tomorrow – Thursday, September 6th.

To read local media coverage about the new OFHS freshman orientation program featured in Cleveland.com, please click HERE.


OFHS EXCITED TO HAVE STUDENTS EXPERIENCE NEWLY RENOVATED CAFETERIA & MEDIA CENTER SPACE

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Finishing touches were being put on the new OFHS cafeteria and media center space this week in anticipation of the first day of school.  Freshmen students attending tomorrow’s orientation day will be among the first to experience the amazing new hub of the building!

Continuing thanks to our entire Bulldog community for making these much-needed renovations possible!  Stay tuned for updates on completion of Phase 2, which includes the new construction expansion portion of the project.  We look forward to celebrating with the entire community later this fall!



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SCHOOL BUSES BACK ON THE ROAD – PLEASE BE SAFE

The start of each new school year means buses are back on the roads throughout our school community.  We ask everyone to be patient and mindful of safety laws specifically relating to school buses.

For additional information, check out the latest Olmsted Dates & Data column for important community news coverage by clicking HERE.


SHARE YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PICS; PRINTABLE SIGN AVAILABLE

OFBulldogsFirstDay_PrintableShare all of your first day school pics with @OFCSDistrict on Twitter #OFBULLDOGSFIRSTDAY

Need a printable First Day of School sign to make it even more official?  Click HERE to download printable.

Don’t have Twitter?  E-mail your photos to us at info@ofcs.net to be included in the back-to-school photo gallery to be featured on an upcoming district blog post.

Have a great 2018-2019 school year Bulldogs!


IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES FOR OFCS FAMILIES, BY BUILDING

Olmsted Falls High School

Sept. 6       Freshman & New Student Orientation Day (8:10 am-2:46 pm)
Sept. 7       First Day of School for Grades 10, 11 & 12
Sept. 10    OFHS Open House (7 pm)
Sept. 28    Underclass Picture Day

Olmsted Falls Middle School

Sept. 6     First Day of School
Sept. 25   7th Grade Parent Night (7-8 pm)
Sept. 26   8th Grade Parent Night (7-8 pm)
Oct. 5       Picture Day

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School

Sept. 6    First Day of School
Sept. 11  4th Grade Open House (7 pm)
Sept. 13  5th Grade Open House (7 pm)
Oct. 5      Picture Day

Falls-Lenox Primary School

Sept. 6    First Day of School
Sept. 20  Picture Day

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center

Sept. 6,7,10   Kindergarten Orientation (1 Day Only, as assigned)
Sept. 11          First Day of Kindergarten
Sept. 11          Preschool Orientation
Sept. 12          First Day of Preschool (for IEP Students)
Sept. 18          First Day of Preschool (for Typical Peers)
Sept. 25          Picture Day


OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOL BUSES HAVE ADDED SPECIALIZED FIRST AID KITS THANKS TO PARTNERSHIP WITH OLMSTED TOWNSHIP SAFETY FORCES & SOUTHWEST GENERAL HEALTH CENTER

The district’s partnership with the Olmsted Township Safety Forces and Southwest General Health Center has facilitated specialized “Stop the Bleed” kits for each school bus in the district’s fleet.

Each OFCS school bus on the road now has a Stop the Bleed kit, which includes an elastic tourniquet, clotting sponge and hemorrhage control and stretch bandages.  Stop the Bleed is a national campaign through Homeland Security that recognizes the importance of having the proper first aid supplies and training to quickly stop bleeding in the event of an emergency.

CP_leftSeveral groups, including Southwest General, the Olmsted Township Fire & Police Departments, Olmsted CERT and the school district officials met Aug. 24 at the Olmsted Township fire station to assemble the kits.  Bus drivers participated in training and certification in this effort during their professional development day held Wednesday, Sept. 5th.

Olmsted Township Fire Chief Patrick Kelly also worked with OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd last year to provide one of these kits in each of the district’s buildings and trained a select number of staff as well.  The district plans to provide opportunities for additional staff members to be trained in the future. The kits will supplement traditional first aid kits already on the buses.

Bus drivers often are on their own transporting students and staff, whether to or from school, a field trip or extracurricular activity, and can be the first to provide medical care in an emergency.

To see a Sun Post-Herald story about this event and the program, click HERE.

A special THANK YOU to all who made this presentation and kits available to our schools.


FOOTBALL TEAM AND MARCHING BAND RULE AT HOME OPENER

What an awesome first game of the season at our Charles A. Harding Memorial Football Field!  The Bulldog football team and the Olmsted Falls High marching band both had wonderful performances and brought home wins for our school!

For those who were unable to attend the game – or want a repeat of the band performances, here they are!  To view the OFHS Bulldog marching band pre-game show, click HERE.  To watch the half-time performance, click HERE.

See you at the next game!


YOUNGER BULLDOGS INVITED TO MINI CHEER CLINIC / CHEER UNDER THE LIGHTS – DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH

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The Olmsted Falls High School Cheerleaders are excited to extend an invitation to all Olmsted Falls students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade to attend a Cheerleading Clinic and cheer under the Friday night lights during the Olmsted Falls v. Amherst – Steele Varsity Football Game!

CHEERLEADING CLINIC INSTRUCTED BY THE HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS

The Clinic for grades 3-5 is Tuesday, September 25th from 6:30-8: 30 pm

(Located in the Falls Lenox Gym)

The Clinic for grades K-2 is Thursday, September 27th from 6:30-8: 30 pm

(Located in the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School Gym

CHEER AT THE OLMSTED FALLS VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME Olmsted Falls v. Amherst – Steele on Friday, September 28, 2018 Cheerleaders should be dropped off in the OFHS Gym no later than 6:15 p.m.

For more information and registration, please click HERE.


REMEMBER TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

twitterJust a reminder that Olmsted Falls City Schools and all of our buildings are on Twitter!  We invite you to follow our district and building Twitter accounts for periodic announcements, reminders and an ongoing glimpse into all the great things going on in our classrooms, buildings and departments throughout the district!

@OFCSDistrict (Olmsted Falls City School District)

@OFCSSuper (OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd)

@ofhsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls High School)

@ofmsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Middle School)

@ofisbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Intermediate School)

@FLBulldogs (Falls-Lenox Primary School)

@ECCBulldogs (Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center)





 COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS


BOYS, GIRLS INVITED TO CUB SCOUT OPEN HOUSE – SEPT. 10th

Olmsted Falls Cub Scout packs 102 and 252 invites boys and girls in kindergarten to grade 5 to its annual Open House. It is from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, September 10th in the Falls-Lenox Primary School’s east gym.

Parents are asked to attend with their child. We look forward to meeting you so you can learn about the exciting activities that Cub.


 

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OFCS Update – August 14, 2018

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MID-SUMMER UPDATE

sunWe hope everyone is enjoying the extended summer break! 

Olmsted Falls City School District looks forward to welcoming students back after the Labor Day holiday!  This mid-summer blog features a detailed list of important back-to-school dates for each building as well as other back-to-school updates, as well as the latest news on the OFHS construction project. 

It’s been an exciting and busy summer here at Olmsted Falls Schools!


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BUILDING OFFICES TO RE-OPEN ON AUGUST 20TH

All school building offices will officially re-open this Monday, August 20th.  Administrators and building secretaries will be available to assist families who may have questions about the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  For your convenience, below are is a list of the main office numbers for each building:

Olmsted Falls High School: (440) 427-6100
Olmsted Falls Middle School: (440) 427-6200
Olmsted Falls Intermediate School: (440) 427-6500
Falls-Lenox Primary School: (440) 427-6400
Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center: (440) 427-6360

PLEASE NOTE RE: OFHSOFHS continues to be a construction zone – including the main entrance area.  Parents or students needing assistance from the OFHS office are encouraged to call or email the building first, instead of coming in.  While the OFHS office will be open and staffed, in-person visits will not be possible for the time being.  Please watch for additional communication directly from OFHS in the coming days with updates.


OFHS PHONE LINE UPDATE

phonegraphicAs high school parents are already aware, Olmsted Falls High School has been without phone lines for the past couple of weeks due to the construction project.  We anticipate the OFHS phones to be back online this Friday, August 17th.  If a further delay is expected, a communication will be sent to OFHS families.

Thank you for your continued patience.


OFHS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: PROJECT TRENDING ON SCHEDULE WITH SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION BY START OF SCHOOL, FULL COMPLETION BY LATE OCTOBER

AR_upperRightConstruction timelines for the building are on schedule with projections for substantial completion of the new renovations before the opening of the upcoming 2018-2019 school year on September 6th, and completion of the remainder of the newly constructed portions of the project by the end of October. Once the building officially closed for summer, the construction crew was able to double in size from 60 to 120 workers and progress has been swift! 

Central common areas including the new cafeteria and media center space will be completed in time for the start of school on September 6th.  Renovations to existing classroom spaces and locker rooms, as well as HVAC upgrades in the gymnasium, auditorium and throughout the building, will also be ready before school starts.

The new construction portions of the project – which include the new wing of science and arts classroom, new business wing and expanded music and theater wing of the building – are all slated for completion by the end of October. 

For a sneak peek at the detailed OFHS construction update featured in our Summer 2018 community School Report, scheduled to begin hitting homes late next week, please click HERE.

OFHS families will be receiving further updates from the high school administration after the office reopens for the new school year on August 20th.  As mentioned, OFHS continues to be a construction zone – including the main entrance area.  Parents or students needing assistance from the OFHS office are encouraged to call or email the building instead of coming in.  


RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION PORTAL IS OPEN!

importantThe OFCS returning student registration portal is officially open.  All parents of  returning Bulldog students should have received email communication with instructions on how to access the online portal link through your PowerSchool parent account.  Please plan to read all instructions carefully before getting started.

Olmsted Falls School District uses this online portal each year for parents to verify required information on file for their child(ren), make changes if necessary, and submit all required start-of-the-year forms electronically (Emergency Medical Authorization, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.).  It is critical that we have the most up to date and accurate information on each student.

Thank you to the parents of the more that 600 students already submitted in the system within the first 24 hours!

Returning student registration must be completed by Wednesday, September 5th (BEFORE school starts on Sept. 6th)!  The deadline to complete returning student registration is September 5th.

For assistance with PowerSchool parent account log-in and/or linking multiple students under one PowerSchool parent account, please contact your child’s school building or Mr. Tim Wulfhoop at twulfhoop@ofcs.net.


IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES FOR OFCS FAMILIES, BY BUILDING

Olmsted Falls High School

Sept. 6       Freshman & New Student Orientation Day (8:10 am-2:46 pm)
Sept. 7       First Day of School for Grades 10, 11 & 12
Sept. 10    OFHS Open House (7 pm)
Sept. 28    Underclass Picture Day

Olmsted Falls Middle School

Aug. 27    6th Grade WEB Orientation (8 am -12:30 pm)
Aug. 27    6th Grade WEB Open Campus (12:30-3 pm)
Aug. 28    OFMS Special Education Open House (6:30 pm)
Aug. 30    6th Grade Parent Night 6:30 pm
Aug. 31    New 7th & 8th Grade Student Orientation (9:30 -11:00 am)
Aug. 31    7th & 8th Grade Open Campus (12-3 pm)
Sept. 6     First Day of School
Sept. 25   7th Grade Parent Night (7-8 pm)
Sept. 26   8th Grade Parent Night (7-8 pm)
Oct. 5       Picture Day

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School

Aug. 24   Class Lists Posted
Aug. 31   OFIS Visitation (1-3 pm)
Sept. 6    First Day of School
Sept. 11  4th Grade Open House (7 pm)
Sept. 13  5th Grade Open House (7 pm) 
Oct. 5      Picture Day

Falls-Lenox Primary School

Aug. 23   New Parent Information Night (6:30 pm)
Aug. 29   Class Lists Posted
Aug. 30   Open House & Classroom Visitation (1st Gr.: 5-5:45 pm; 2nd Gr.: 6:15-7 pm;                           3rd Gr.: 7:30-8:15 pm)
Sept. 6    First Day of School
Sept. 20  Picture Day

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center

Sept. 6,7,10   Kindergarten Orientation (1 Day Only, as assigned)
Sept. 11          First Day of Kindergarten
Sept. 11          Preschool Orientation
Sept. 12          First Day of Preschool (for IEP Students)
Sept. 18          First Day of Preschool (for Typical Peers)
Sept. 25          Picture Day


MARCHING BAND PREVIEW NIGHT – THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH

March with the BandDon’t miss the opportunity to get a sneak peek of the Bulldog Marching Band’s pre-game and half-time performances at the Annual OFHS Marching Band Preview Show this Friday, August 17th at 7 p.m.  The event takes place in the Charles A. Harding Memorial Stadium. 

The event also features the chance for children in preschool through 5th grade to meet and march with the band ahead of the Preview Show!  Come out early to the practice field at 6:30 p.m. to meet the band and see all their instruments!  Students are also encouraged to bring their own instruments or pom-poms!

The Pride of Olmsted Falls hopes to see you there!


 

REMEMBER TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

twitterJust a reminder that Olmsted Falls City Schools and all of our buildings are on Twitter!  We invite you to follow our district and building Twitter accounts for periodic announcements, reminders and an ongoing glimpse into all the great things going on in our classrooms, buildings and departments throughout the district!

@OFCSDistrict (Olmsted Falls City School District)

@OFCSSuper (OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd)

@ofhsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls High School)

@ofmsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Middle School)

@ofisbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Intermediate School)

@FLBulldogs (Falls-Lenox Primary School)

@ECCBulldogs (Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center)


 

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OFCS Update – June 21, 2018

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FINAL BLOG OF THE YEAR

 
Logo1sunThis will be the last official blog post of the 2017-2018 school year.  
We’ve enjoyed sharing news from across our school district with you throughout the year. Blog posts will resume in mid-August to prepare for the start of the upcoming 2018-19 school year!
REMINDER: OFCS will start later this coming school year due to OFHS construction.  Please see next item below for exact start dates and calendar link. 
Enjoy the remainder of this extra long summer in Bulldog Country!

2018-2019 START DATES & CALENDAR LINK
As our Bulldog families are already aware, the 2018-2019 school year will begin later than normal due to the OFHS construction project currently underway. Please note the following start dates for students:
Thursday, September 6th – First Day for Students in Grades 1-8)
Thursday, September 6th – OFHS Freshman & New Student Orientation Day
Friday, September 7th – First Day for Students in Grades 10, 11, 12
Tuesday, September 11th – First Day for Kindergarten Students
Wednesday, September 12th – First Day of Preschool for Students with IEPs
Tuesday, September 18th – First Day for Preschool for Typical Peers
To access the complete 2018-2019 OFCS School Year Calendar, please click HERE.
Please plan to watch for additional back-to-school information from your respective school buildings as offices reopen in mid-August.   
 
For your information, our school building offices will reopen as follows:
 
Olmsted Falls High School – Office Opens August 20th
 
Olmsted Falls Middle School – Office Opens August 20th
 
Olmsted Falls Intermediate School – Office Opens August 20th
 
Falls-Lenox Primary School – Office Opens August 20th
 
Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center – Office Opens August 20th 
Please plan to check respective building pages on the district website (www.ofcs.net) for exact office hours for each building.  (*NOTE: All OFCS offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.)

OFHS LAUNCHES NEW DAY-LONG ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR ALL FRESHMEN, NEW STUDENTS – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH (Returning Students in Grades 10, 11 & 12 Will Now Start School on Friday, September 7th)

student successOlmsted Falls High School announced this week that, beginning with the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, it will host a new full-day orientation program for all incoming freshmen students as well as students in grades 10-12 who are brand new to the district. This new Freshmen/New Student Orientation Day is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 from 8:10 a.m. to 2:46 p.m. All freshmen and new students are required to report for this special orientation event on Thursday, September 6th. Regular bus transportation times will be provided to and from the high school on this date for freshmen and new students.

Students will participate in large group and small group sessions, meet with student mentors, follow the entire schedule for the school day, participate in an Activities Fair, complete the health and vision screening required by the State of Ohio and obtain their locker assignment. Lunch will be provided for all students. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes for the busy day! OFHS school counselors, student ambassadors, faculty and staff will be present for this new Orientation Day to help answer any questions and to make sure that all students start the year off knowing they have the support of every adult in the building.

PLEASE NOTE: The first day of school for all returning Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will now be Friday, September 7th, 2018. Please note that this is a change from the previously released 2018-2019 OFCS School Year Calendar which indicated Thursday, September 6th as the first day of school for students in grades 1-12. OFHS will be hosting a school-wide cookout during all lunch periods on this first full day of school Friday, September 7th.


 REMINDER: GOOGLE ACCOUNTS OF GRADUATING SENIORS TO BE DISABLED AUG. 1ST 
googlePlease note that Google accounts for the Class of 2018 will be disabled as of August 1, 2018.
Any graduating senior wishing to download your files or transfer them to a personal Google Account needs to do so by August 1st.
 
Please click HERE for instructions.

 SUMMER BREAKFAST, LUNCH & SNACK PROGRAM IN NORTH OLMSTED

FruitNeighboring North Olmsted School District will again be offering a Summer Breakfast, Lunch & Snack program for children in the community between the ages of 1 and 18 during the summer months.

It is FREE to all children ages 1-18. The program runs now through Aug. 17th at various school and community locations in North Olmsted. All meals must be consumed on site.

To view a detailed flyer with specific locations of the program, click HERE.


OFHS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
AR_upperRightWe are excited to report that the progress and pace of construction on the expansion and renovation of Olmsted Falls High School has picked up significantly in the past couple of weeks.  With students and staff officially gone for summer, the construction crew was able to double in size from 60 to 120 workers!
The major areas of expansion – including new science/art wing (on south side of building), business classrooms/Fab Lab (on east side of building) and music wing expansion (on west side of building) – are really taking shape now and will add nearly 40,000 square feet to the building when complete.  In addition, approx. 49,500 square feet of existing building space is undergoing renovation – including the cafeteria and media center. 
It’s all very exciting and we continue to be incredibly grateful for the community’s support of the November 2016 bond/permanent improvement levy which made these much-needed renovations possible without any increase to taxpayers.  Watch for a detailed construction update in the district’s next community School Report, expected to hit homes in July.  In the meantime, check out the photos below:
New Wing of Science / Art Classrooms (9 science classrooms and 4 art rooms)
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View of new science/art wing looking into the courtyard to the south from the cafeteria.

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View of new science/art wing looking to the north from behind the building.

New Business Wing (3 classrooms plus a Fab Lab space)
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This is the new addition on the east side of the building which will house three new business classrooms and a Fab Lab.

Expanded Music/Theater Space (enlarged band/choir classrooms increased storage capacity for music and theater equipment)
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This is the expansion are on the west side of the building which will enlarge both band and choir rooms as well as provide additional storage space.

Cafeteria / Media Center Renovations (This focal area of the building is getting a complete makeover and we can’t wait for students to see this new space!)

ARE YOU FOLLOWING DR. LLOYD’S BLOG? READ HIS LATEST POST TODAY
Jim Lloyd - Cropped for WebsiteDid You Know?  OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd authors a blog providing insights on decisions that are made and important updates as to what our district is facing in the broader field of education. It is simply one more way for residents to better understand what is happening in our schools and how Olmsted Falls City Schools impacts our community.
To read Dr. Lloyd’s latest updated posted earlier this week to the OFCS Superintendent’s Update, please click HERE.
We also invite you to follow Dr. Lloyd on Twitter: @OFCSSuper

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2018

18DSC_0744Congratulations to the 276 members of the Class of 2018! Parents, family and friends gathered at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center on the evening of May 24th to celebrate Commencement.

OFHS Class of 2018 President Daniel Doherty was the featured student speaker.  School Board President Joseph Bertrand and OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd also address the graduates and guests.

The singing of the OFHS Alma Mater was led by Mary Vukovic and Charles Wendling.  

student success18DSC_0836As is a tradition in Olmsted Falls Schools, many current faculty members also attended the ceremony, sitting with the graduates on the floor of the Wolstein Center. 

At the conclusion of the ceremony, participating teachers line the back of the arena floor to wish students well!

To view the 2018 Commencement program, click HERE.

To view a gallery of photos from the event, please click HERE.

To read local news coverage about the Class of 2018, please click HERE.

Congratulations again to this year’s Bulldog graduates!


 

OFHS LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM GROWS AGAIN THANKS TO GENEROUS SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY

CP_leftRecipients of 2018 Scholarships presented through the Olmsted Falls Endowment and Alumni Association.

Thanks to the generous support of more than 90 local individuals, families, businesses and organizations who contributed to the Olmsted Falls Local Scholarship Program this year, more than $137,000 in local scholarship funds were awarded to students in the Class of 2018. This year’s total represents an increase of more than $11,750 as compared to last year!

student successMore than 280 local scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors this year, thanks to the generosity of our community!

Congratulations to all of this year’s scholarship recipients and sincere thanks to this year’s Local Scholarship sponsors. Olmsted Falls School District sincerely appreciates these valuable contributions to our students’ futures. This annual generosity is part of what makes Olmsted Falls a truly special place for students.

Recipients of 2018 Scholarships presented through the Olmsted Falls Endowment and Alumni Association.

Pictured above are recipients of 2018 Scholarships presented through Olmsted Falls Endowment & Alumni Association.

To view the list of Local Scholarship Awards for the Class of 2018, please click HERE.

Students in the Class of 2018 also earned an impressive collection of College/University and other scholarships this year totaling close to $1,000,000. 

Congratulations to all of our scholarship award recipients from the Class of 2018! Best of luck to you all!


 ABIGAIL GABA – OFHS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALIST – AWARDED NATIONAL MERIT UNIVERSITY OF CINCINATTI SCHOLARSHIP
AbigailGabastudent successCongratulations to National Merit Finalist and OFHS Class of 2018 Alumnus Abigail Gaba on being awarded a college-sponsored Merit Scholarship from the University of Cincinatti!
This is an exceptional achievement! Bulldog country is proud of you!
Congratulations again Abigail!  Best of luck at University of Cincinatti! 

MrVas-OFHSTeachofYearMR. VAS NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR BY CLASS OF 2018
Congratulations to OFHS math teacher Mr. John Vas on being named Teacher of the Year by students in the Class of 2018! 
 

Mr. Vas was recognized during the Senior Honor Day ceremony.

Each year the graduating class selects a teacher to honor who has had a positive and enduring impact on their lives during the course of their time at Olmsted Falls High School.
Congratulations again to Mr. Vas!

KIWANIS CLUB PRESENTS 2018 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARDS

At the close of each school year, staff members are invited to nominate fellow colleagues for the annual Employee of the Year awards. A special committee of local Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club members reviews these nominations, selects the awardees and presents the awards at the annual end of the year staff breakfast.

Congrats to Mr. Tom Deluca, Mrs. Elaine Atkinson, Dr. Jim Lloyd & Mr. John Stover (not pictured) on receiving the 2018 OFCS Employee of the Year Awards that the Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club presented at the staff breakfast.

Thank you President Ray Koesel & board member Kris Correll for joining us!

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RETIREES DEDICATE MORE THAN 225 BULLDOG YEARS TO DISTRICT!

color-bulldog-head.jpgCongratulations and best wishes to all of our Bulldog retirees this year! Olmsted Falls School District bids farewell to nine dedicated staff members who retired with the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year. Their combined service to Olmsted Falls Schools total 227 Bulldog years!

They are:

Elaine Atkinson, ECC Preschool Teacher (28 “Bulldog” Years)
Michelle LaGruth,  Falls-Lenox 3rd Grade Teacher (32 “Bulldog” Years)
Cynthia Bennett, OFMS Science Teacher (33 “Bulldog” Years)
Donna Langenderfer – OFHS Math Teacher (16 “Bulldog” Years)
Blake Johnson – OFHS Science Teacher (29 “Bulldog” Years)
Pamela Rickard – OFIS Intervention Specialist (22 “Bulldog” Years)
Mary Lopata – OFCS Human Resources Administrative Assistant (17 “Bulldog” Years)
Kathleen Fenderbosch – OFCS Bus Driver (30 “Bulldog” Years)
Lillian Piktel – Falls-Lenox Special Education Paraprofessional (20 “Bulldog” Years)
 

Retirees pictured in the photo are, from left, Michelle LaGruth, Pam Rickard, Kitty Fenderbosch, Mary Lopata and Elaine Atkinson.

 Bulldog retirees were recognized by their building/departments as well as at the District’s Annual Records Day Breakfast for staff. On behalf of the Olmsted Falls Schools and the Olmsted communities, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to each of this year’s retirees for their commitment to the education and well-being of our children. These valuable individuals and their impact on the District will be greatly missed.

Congratulations to each of them and best wishes for a happy, healthy retirement! Enjoy the next chapter in your lives!

 

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SANDRA GRAHAM HONORED WITH OFEA FRIEND OF EDUCATION AWARD

Mrs. Wren Timura presented this year’s Olmsted Falls Education Association Friend of Education Award to Mrs. Sandra Graham for her many years of volunteer service throughout the district!

CP_leftThe OFEA presents the award annually to a community member who goes above and beyond to enhance the experiences of Bulldog students and staff.
 
Congratulations and much gratitude Sandra Graham!

BRINGING SCIENCE TO LIFE FOR THIRD GRADE STUDENTS

DSC_0791student successLearning and exploring were still going strong during the final days of the school year!  Classroom science lessons came to life in late May as a group of Falls-Lenox third graders embarked on a stream study behind the old library in Olmsted Falls! Students rotated through four different stations to research water speed, water temperature, oxygen levels and animal life. Their explorations helped them figure out if their individual hypothesis to the question “Will this stream support life?” was right or wrong. An absolutely awesome morning of engagement and learning!! Kudos to our teachers and community volunteers that made today’s hands-on learning experience possible!

To view a gallery of photos from the stream study activity, please click HERE.

To read local news coverage about the Falls-Lenox third-graders field trip to Plum Creek, please click HERE.


OFHS DONATES PORTION OF TROPHY ARCHIVE TO LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

DSC_0848Kudos to our OFHS Athletic Department for coordinating this week’s Trophy Giveaway of past regular season tournament trophies. Thank you to those alumni and community members who came out to check out the selection and claim trophies free of charge throughout the week.

After the conclusion of the last pick-up session this afternoon, and with the help of OFMA President Jamie Reigle, OFHS was thrilled to be able to partner with Super Heroes to Kids In Ohio to donate all remaining trophies to be repurposed and distributed to children battling adversity.

CP_leftOFHS Principal Dr. Holly Schafer was joined by volleyball coaches and players for the presentation of the trophy donation to Batman – our special visitor representing Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio! 

To read local news coverage about the OFHS trophy giveaway / donation, please click HERE.

To learn more about Super Heroes to Kids in Ohio, please visit https://www.facebook.com/superheroestokidsinohio.org/


PORTRAIT OF A GRAD COMMITTEE CONTINUES PROGRESS

The Olmsted Falls City Schools’ Portrait of a Graduate committee held its third and final meeting of the school year on May 22nd.   Great progress was made as the work group reflected on feedback gathered through a community survey on the direction of their progress thus far. 

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OLMSTED FALLS STUDENTS SHINE AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

student successThe Special Olympics 2018 are over – but will not be forgotten!  More than 50 students from across the Olmsted Falls School District participated in the annual event hosted at Ely Stadium in Elyria on May 11th.  The students competed in various events, such as running, long jump and softball throw.

Our Bulldog students practiced hard all year and their enthusiasm and sportsmanship definitely shined throughout the day.

Olmsted Falls City Schools had student participants representing all five of our school buildings:  ECC, Falls-Lenox, OFIS, OFMS and OFHS.  Each building gave its team of Special Olympians an encouraging send-off as they boarded their buses.

This year’s Special Olympic Bulldog students included:

From the ECC – Evan Frank, Will Henry, Dylan Richmond, Olivia Hargenrader, Grace Sente and David Zamora.

From Falls-Lenox  – Annabelle Ellis, Weston Holmes, Joshua Peacock, Caeden Peeler, Josh Vassel, Phoenix Novak, Shahan Kapoor, Ellen McManamon, Mack Little, Clay McNamara, Nathan Smith, Jaden Smith, Jacob Komitau and Lleyton Krakowiak.

 From OFIS – Owen Novak, Yohanna Amoah, Emersen Flynn, Cormac Hannon, Sarah Gaughan, Lily Halan, Imogen Halan,  Mya McNamara, Colbie Krakowiak, Anthony DiDonato, Anthony Russo, Jacob Siwek and Zach Vassel.

From OFMS – Alexis Andren, Caden Celensky, Johnny  Clemons, Emily  Heine, Connor Habert, Bilal Saadeh and Connor Halan.

From OFHS – Brooke VanArnhem, Maddie Truscott, Mason Mowery, Bekka McElroy, LuLu Mustafa, Matthew Matzelle, Heather Grant, Kennedy  Smith and Ashley Michney.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our outstanding local Olympians! You performed well in representing Bulldog Country!

A big THANK YOU to the many staff members and volunteers who attended and assisted students in such a fun and safe day!


ARTISTIC TALENTS IMPRESS AT MAY SHOW

DSC_0658student successThe annual OFHS May Art Show never disappoints! 

This year’s showcase of student artwork was as impressive as ever – especially the senior displays which allow graduating student artists to further demonstrate their creative talents through personal mini-galleries where their work and personalities truly shine!

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Kudos to all of our talented Bulldog artists!

Thank you to all who attended!  And a special thanks to the Olmsted Kiwanis Club for supporting this annual community event! 


TEACHER JOHN MERCER’S CLASSES VISIT ISLANDS FULL OF HISTORY

OFHS social studies teacher Mr. John Mercer took his Advanced Placement US History and College Credit Plus US History students to view Perry’s Monument at Put-in-Bay on May 19.  They also visited the Confederate Cemetery on Johnson’s Island. 

student successTheir visits were coined, “Our trip to the Islands,” and provided an opportunity for students to experience history right here in their own backyard!

 


SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER GREG SURTMAN PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO HIS VIETNAMESE BACKGROUND AND RELATES EXPERIENCES TO CURRENT ISSUES

School board member Greg Surtman visited Mr. John Mercer’s AP US History and College Credit Plus History classes on May 25th to discuss his connection with Vietnam. He was born in Vietnam in 1969 and grew up in Toledo, Ohio.

It was a great opportunity for Bulldog students to discuss the war and the cultural ramifications of the Vietnam experience.  

Mr. Surtman also talked about bullying and other pertinent issues from his experience that resonate with students today.

CP_leftThe photo shown here is of Mr. Mercer and Mr. Surtman in traditional Vietnam clothing that he brought to his classroom visits. 

Thank you to Mr. Surtman for sharing your time and experiences with our students!  And thank you to Mr. Mercer for always going the extra mile to bring real-world context to classroom learning!


PTA HONORS VOLUNTEERS & STAFF AT ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

CP_leftPTA volunteers and staff gathered at OFIS for the annual PTA Volunteer Recognition Dinner last month at OFIS. Each year this special event provides an opportunity to thank and recognize PTA volunteers for their time and effort in support of students and staff throughout Olmsted Falls City Schools.  In addition, Volunteer of the Year, Helping Hands and Educator of the Year Awards are presented. Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd was on hand at the event to express special thanks to these dedicated volunteers. OFHS Golden Expressions also treated guests to special musical performance to kick off the evening.

Volunteers of the YearCongratulations to Michelle Smith, who was selected as this year’s PTA Volunteer of the Year. The Volunteer of the Year Awards in each respective PTA unit went to nominees Kimberly Wrobel for Olmsted Early Childhood PTA; Michelle Smith for Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA; Kerry Kramer for OFIS PTA; Lindsay Jones for OFMS PTA; and Kelly Atkins for OFHS PTA.

Helping Hands Winners

This year’s District Helping Hands Award winner went to Bulldog parent Joy Iannicca, who was nominated by Olmsted Falls Intermediate School PTA. Other Helping Hands nominees recognized this year included Jen Prugar nominated by Falls-Lenox/Early Childhood Center PTA and Robert Reisland nominated by Olmsted Falls High School PTA.

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Olmsted Falls Middle School teacher Robyn Tenerowicz was also honored as the District Educator of the Year at the event. Building Educator of the Year honorees were also recognized including: Brandy Richmond-Smith for Falls-Lenox & ECC;  John Holzorth for OFMS; and Elizabeth Cleary for OFHS.

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OFHS PTA President Sandra Graham (far right) also acknowledged outgoing PTA senior parents (pictured L to R) Ellen Bertrand, Kathy Burkhart, Debbie Bush, Joe Dougher, Sheryl Egel, and Ann Simon, marking the end of their PTA volunteer years as their youngest child graduated with the Class of 2018. (Senior Parents Not pictured: Holly McFadden and Anita Greller.)

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student successOhio PTA Reflections winners were also recognized at the event. Congratulations to Award of Excellence in Dance Choreography Avery Caudill, Award of Excellence in Musical Composition Dominic DiFilippo, and Award of Excellence in Dance Choreography Riley Zahorchak. Kudos to these three Bulldog students on their state-level PTA Reflections awards!

Congratulations again to all those recognized! And many thanks to PTA for their ongoing support of the students and staff of Olmsted Falls Schools! Special thanks also to the OFHS Golden Expressions who performed for guests at this event – their last official performance of a very successful school year!


MEET THE NEW PTA OFFICERS FOR 2018-2019
 
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New officers for all Olmsted Falls PTA units were officially welcomed with a special installation service held during the annual PTA Volunteer Recognition Dinner held at OFIS in May.  Following are the respective PTA presidents for each unit for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year:
 
Olmsted Falls PTA Council – Julianne Allen
Olmsted Falls Early Childhood PTA – Tiffany Fischbach
Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA – Michelle Smith
OFIS PTA – Colleen Thome
OFMS PTA – Leslie Zeigler
OFHS PTA – Leanne LaPinta
Shown in the photo are, from left, Julianne Allen, Tiffany Fischbach, Michelle Smith, Leslie Zeigler and Leanne LaPinta.  Not pictured, Colleen Thome.
 
Each of these unit presidents will be supported by an executive board of dedicated volunteers serving in the positions of vice president, treasurer, secretary and council delegates.  To view the complete listing of 2018-2019 Executive Board Members, please click HERE.
 
Congratulations to all and thank you for your ongoing support of the students and families of the Olmsted Falls school community!  We are looking forward to another fantastic year!

IMG-2462KIDS HAVE A BALL AT FALLS-LENOX FIELD DAY!

Thanks to FL/ECC PTA and PE teacher Mr. Dame for an amazing day of action and fun!! 
As the school year came to a close, students at Falls-Lenox enjoyed obstacle courses, kickball, soccer, parachute activities, dancing and more during the annual Field Day event!!
To view a gallery of more Falls-Lenox Field Day photos, please click HERE.

OLMSTED FALLS STUDENTS HAVE STRONG PRESENCE IN ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

The Olmsted Falls High School marching band made its annual appearance in the community’s Memorial Day parade last month. Two Bulldog students also sang at the Village Green ceremony.
 
Click HERE to see the right side of the band as members march on Brookside Drive and play patriotic tunes To see the band members from the left side as  they march on Columbia Road, click HERE.
 
student successTo view OFHS junior Jill Scott sing “the National Anthem” at the Memorial Day ceremony at the Village Green, click HERE. To watch OFMS eighth-grader Greg Smith perform “God Bless America,” click HERE.
 
What wonderful performances they gave those along the parade route and attending the ceremony!  

mCORE SCREENINGS AVAILABLE AT OFMS JULY 27TH – REGISTER NOW
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The Olmsted Falls High School Athletic Department would like to make our families aware of an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our student-athletes at Olmsted Falls High School. We are again partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our athletes for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). mCORE partners with high schools and athletic organizations to give convenient and dependable heart screenings to students

SCA is the #1 Killer of Student-Athletes Each Year, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this. 

mCORE Screenings will be available:

Date: Friday July 27, 2018

Time: 8:00am – 4:00 pm

Location: Olmsted Falls Middle School – Athletic Wing/Locker Room Area (27045 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138)

Cost: $89.00

Families must pre-register online for the screening. 

Please click HERE for mCore information letter and link. 

(Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part.)


RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION ALERT REMINDER – PORTAL TO OPEN IN EARLY AUGUST

Logo1ATTN: ALL BULLDOG PARENTS! Just a reminder to be on the lookout for an email notification later this summer alerting you to when the portal for returning student registration has officially opened. Once the portal has opened in early August, all student information updates and forms for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year will need to be COMPLETED ONLINE BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON SEPTEMBER 6TH.

The purpose of this annual update is to verify the information we have on file for your child(ren), allow you the opportunity to make changes if necessary, and submit all required start-of-the-year forms electronically (Emergency Medical Authorization, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.). Like last year, the link to access this online registration system for returning students will be located within your PowerSchool Parent Account, and you will be alerted by email once the link has been activated for the upcoming school year. 

Thank you in advance for your attention to this important matter as soon as the 2018-2019 portal opens in early August.  


PARENTS: IMPORTANT HEALTH CLINIC NEWS FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

CareDox:  We are now using a new computer program called “CareDox” in all our health clinics. This will allow the clinic staff to send emails through the program to alert parents to vision and hearing screening results, request missing immunizations, notify parents of clinic visits, etc. Please add “Caredox” to your list of email contacts to ensure these messages are not going into your spam/junk folder.

Attention parents of incoming 7th graders: The state of Ohio requires that every incoming 7th grader receives the Tdap vaccine and the Meningococcal vaccine PRIOR to entry into the 7th grade. You will be required to enter the vaccination date when you register this summer. Please be aware of this requirement and plan to have this taken care of during their summer break.

Attention parents of incoming 12th graders: The state of Ohio requires every incoming 12th grader receives the Meningococcal vaccine PRIOR to entry into the 12th grade. You will be required to enter the vaccination date when you register this summer. Please be aware of this requirement and plan to have this taken care of during their summer break.

Please remember that all vaccinations must be up-to-date per the law of the state of Ohio. If your student is non-compliant with the required vaccinations, they will be excluded from school starting on the 15th day. Immunization waivers are available online if you choose not to vaccinate your student.


FORE! OLMSTED FALLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GOLF OUTING – AUGUST 4TH!

Bulldog_Animated_GolferIt’s getting closer! Get your foursome together for the 23rd annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, August 4th.

You do not need to be Alumni to attend ~ all golfers and wanna be golfers are welcome!

$85 per golfer includes 18 holes, riding cart, lunch, beverages, dinner and golf favor.

8:30 a.m. shotgun start, registration and sign-in beginning at 8 a.m.

Check out our new website for more details or to register at https://ofhsalumni.com/.


START SAVING ITEMS FOR THE AUGUST 4TH FILL THE TRUCK FUNDRAISER
The Olmsted Falls Music Association is partnering with Savers to bring Fill the Truck – a donation collection vehicle – to the community.  It will be located from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. August 4th at the Olmsted Falls Middle School’s front parking lot.
 
Items that may be donated are clothing, shoes, such accessories as purses, scarves, belts, hats, book bags, cloth lunch boxes, linens, curtains, draperies, towels, bedding and fabric. It will NOT accept household items, toys, books or items that are not cloth.
 
To download a flyer about the event, click HERE.

FL/ECC PTA UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS – INCLUDING ONE FOR THIS SUMMER – HELPS BRING FIELD TRIPS TO STUDENTS

Have fun during summer break while helping the FL/ECC PTA. A box top summer fundraiser is so easy. Simply collect 50 or more box tops over the summer for the Box Tops for Education fundraiser.  Place them on the attached sheet and return them during the first week of school. You will win a prize.  To download the sheet, click HERE.

The PTA has several fundraisers set for the 2018-19 school year.  Some are the Read-a-thon, Yankee Candle, Muffins for Mom, Donuts for Dad and so many others.  To view the dates, details and other important fundraisers for next year, click HERE.  These events aid the PTA to earn money to help pay for field trips and various in-school activities.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & EVENTS


OLMSTED HERITAGE DAYS:  AUGUST 2-4, 2018
heritagedaysrs=w_538,h_269,cg_trueSAVE THE DATES FOR THIS YEAR’S OLMSTED HERITAGE DAYS – AUG. 2, 3 & 4!  This year’s theme is “Rockin’ the Falls” and the 3-day event kicks off with the annual Heritage Days Parade on Thursday, August 2nd.  Olmsted Heritage Days – Kids Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 4th. 

 


 

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OFCS Update – June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 Comments off

COMMUNITY MEETING TO DISCUSS DIGITAL ADVERTISING / FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES / POSSIBLE UPGRADES TO FIELD AT HARDING STADIUM

TONIGHT – TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH – 6:30 P.M. – AT OFMS MEDIA CENTER

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ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR – DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH

school busParents needing to designate a single alternative pick-up/drop-off address for their students in the 2018-19 year must submit an Alternative Transportation Form by FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH.  Each year new forms are required even if your requested pick-up/drop-off site is the same.

Please click HERE for additional information and to access Alternative Transportation Forms for the 2018-19 school year. Please contact the Transportation Department at 427-6350 with any questions.

PLEASE NOTE: NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED 


 

 

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OFMS UPDATE: SCHEDULE BY GRADE FOR LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – THURSDAY, MAY 31ST

May 30, 2018 Comments off

A MESSAGE FOR OFMS PARENTS FROM PRINCIPAL KURZ

Thank you for your understanding of the loss of the transformer, power loss, and resulting middle school closure for Wednesday, May 30th.

It is unfortunately not possible to reschedule the honors day programs, which would have been held today (May 30th). Students will receive their certificates from their teachers in their classrooms tomorrow – Thursday, May 31st.

Here is the plan for tomorrow, Thursday, May 31st, by grade level:

6th Grade

  • The 6th grade field trip to Swing n’ Things will go on as scheduled.
  • Students are permitted (not required) to bring their cell phones and use them while at Swings ‘n Things.
  • Students must bring their own lunch to Swings ‘n Things.
    Students may bring money for snacks, drinks, game tokens, and/or batting cage tokens.
  • Here is the schedule for the 6th graders for tomorrow:
    • Explorer Classes: 1st & 2nd Period
    • 3rd Period Class – PBIS Reward Raffle Activity – 10:15-11:00 AM
    • Depart for Swings ‘n Things – 11:00 AM
    • Swings ‘n Things – 11:10-2:55 PM
    • Lunch at Swings ‘n Things – Students need a brown bag lunch
    • Students not going to Swings ‘n Things and staying back at OFMS will have lunch from 12:21-12:51 PM
    • No PE classes
    • Locker Clean out – 3:10-3:30 PM
    • Dismissal – 3:30 PM

7th Grade

  • The 7th grade field trip to Buckeye Lanes will go on as scheduled.
  • Students are permitted (not required) to bring their cell phones and use them while at Buckeye Lanes.
  • Students may bring money for snacks and drinks.
  • Here is the schedule for the 7th graders for tomorrow:
    • Bowling: Eagle & Hawk Teams – 8:40-11:10 AM
    • 7th Period Class – Activity: Falcon Team – 8:40-11:10 AM
    • Lunch – 11:10-11:40 AM
    • Students not going bowling and staying back at OFMS will have lunch from 11:10-11:40 AM
    • Bowling: Falcon Team – 11:40-1:50 PM
    • 7th Period Class – Activity: Eagle & Hawk Teams – 11:50-1:50 PM
    • Explorer Classes: 6th & 7th Periods
    • No PE classes
    • Locker Clean Out – 3:10-3:30 PM
    • Dismissal – 3:30 PM

8th Grade

  • The 8th grade promotion program will go on as scheduled.
  • Students are encouraged to dress up and to use good taste and represent themselves in a positive manner. We prefer students not wear jeans or shorts.
  • Students are permitted (not required) to bring their cell phones and use them while at the breakfast and after the promotion program.
  • Here is the schedule for the 8th graders for tomorrow:
    • Report to 1st Period by 8:30 AM
    • Breakfast – 8:45-9:15 AM
    • Time Capsules in STAR – 9:15-9:50 AM
    • Lined up in the main hall by 10:00 AM
    • Promotion Program – 10:15-12:00 PM
    • Locker Clean Out with Parents/Families – 12:00-12:20 PM
    • Students dismissed after locker clean out
    • No Explorer or PE classes

Thank you very much for your cooperation, support, and understanding.

Advanced class placement, team assignment, and supply lists will be mailed home for all current 6th and 7th grade students on June 15, 2018.

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