OFCS Update – January 13, 2018

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REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL THIS MONDAY

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

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


FALLS-LENOX WIN BLOCK PROGRAM FEATURED IN NEWS MEDIA

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

Congratulations to our teachers and students!

To view the article, click HERE.


BE PART OF CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES WEEK JANUARY 16-19

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

CDW Color Days:

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

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

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

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

CDW Sticker Sales:

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

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

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

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

Intermediate School: In the cafeteria during lunches.

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

High School: At the Bulldog Spirit Shop.

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


JANUARY IS  SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH

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

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

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SS_upper_leftDid You Know? Our school board members also donate back a significant portion of their meeting stipends to the Local Scholarship Fund to benefit OFHS graduates each year.  

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


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

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

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2018 Board President Mr. Joe Bertrand

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2018 Board President Mrs. Holly Neumann

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

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


BULLDOG GRADE 7 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM IS CONFERENCE CHAMPS

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

The players won the Southwest Conference championship January 11th

Way to go, team!


LOCAL BULLDOG STUDENTS TAKE TOP HONORS IN ELKS ESSAY CONTEST

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

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

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

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

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


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

talent showThe 31st Annual Olmsted Falls High School PTA Talent Show will be held Saturday, January 29, 2018 at 7 pm in the Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium. Join us for a fun filled evening featuring acts ranging in age from Kindergarten through 12th Grade demonstrating their musical, instrumental, vocal, dance and acrobatic talents. Please come and support these amazing students. Tickets $5 Adults, $3 Students. All proceeds will benefit the OFHS scholarship fund benefiting graduating Seniors of the Class of 2018. 

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

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


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

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

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

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


CABARET NIGHT RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 1ST

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

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

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


OLMSTED FALLS KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT IS JANUARY 30TH

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ANNUAL KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30TH

5:30 P.M.

AT OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (7105 Fitch Road)

Parents of students who will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018 and will be entering kindergarten this fall are encouraged to attend this important meeting to learn more about Olmsted Falls School District’s full day kindergarten program.  Parents with children who miss the age cut-off of August 1 are also welcome to attend as the consideration process for early entrance will be reviewed.

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

Kindergarten registration for next year will officially begin on Wednesday, January 31st.  The first step to registering a new kindergarten student for the 2017-18 school year is to complete the online registration process accessible from the district’s website, www.ofcs.net.   IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please do NOT register your incoming kindergarten student prior to Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The updated online portal for the 2018-19 school year will not be available until then. (The portal is updated for each new school year; registering students in the current portal for the current 2017-2018 school year will result in an incomplete registration. Please wait until the 2018-2019 portal is available on January 31st. Thank you.)

 


TWO OFHS SENIORS ARE NOW EAGLE SCOUTS

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


DINE  AT CHICK-FIL-A & SUPPORT OFHS PTA

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

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY PROGRAM PUPPET SHOW

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

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

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

SPONSOR: Olmsted Falls Friends of the Library

 


 

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

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

Please stay safe and warm.

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OFCS Update – December 19, 2017

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IT’S WINTER BREAK!

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

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

We wish all a very merry and safe winter break.

See you in 2018!


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

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

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

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

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

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


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INVOLVES BW, OFIS IN CHEMISTRY

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

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

It was a wonderful learning experience for all involved!

To view a gallery of the event, click HERE.


OFHS BUSINESS PRINCIPLES TEAMS ARE SEMI FINALISTS IN thinkBIG! CHALLENGE

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

This was the 25th year for the Christmas Luncheon.

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OFIS Student Ambassador Team

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

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


OFHS PUBLICATIONS TEAMS SHARES LATEST ISSUE OF THE SPOTLIGHT

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


CHECK OUT THIS MONTH’S OFMA NEWSLETTER

The December’s Musical Note newsletter is available online.

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

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

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


MEET THE NOVEMBER HEALTHY HANDS WINNER AT ECC

Kindergartner Lexi Gebbie is the November Healthy Hero from ECC.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


60 TEAMS COMPETE AT THE OFHS TRASH TOURNAMENT

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

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

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

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


HURRY – LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ENDS EARLY IN JANUARY

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


CORRECTIONS TO 2018 TOWN PLANNER COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

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

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

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


HONEYBAKED HAM ORDERS PICK UP DAY IS THIS FRIDAY

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

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

Thank you for your support!


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

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

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

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

Thank you for supporting this district wide organization!!!


SPECIAL GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER ENDS DECEMBER 31ST

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



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

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

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


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

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

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


 

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OFCS Update – December 8, 2017

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OFHS CONSTRUCTION LIVE WEB CAM!

OFHS Construction Web CamA live video feed has just been launched to enable the community to take a peek at the construction now underway on the south side of our high school building. The view from the camera shows the site of the brand new wing of classrooms being built in the open courtyard space currently adjacent to the south edge of the cafeteria. This new wing will include nine modern science classrooms as well as four art classrooms.

For instructions on how to access the feed, visit: http://bit.ly/HSConstructionWebCam and check out the first item in our News section near the top of the page. Thank you to Bailey Communications for donating the camera and the installation! And THANK YOU AGAIN TO OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY For making this expansion and renovation of OFHS possible!


BULLDOG TRADITIONS:  DISTRICT CAROLING UNDERWAY

The annual tradition of our talented OFHS music students spreading holiday cheer  throughout the school buildings got underway today!  Students at OFIS were treated to mini performances of holiday songs as the OFHS choral and band students moved from class to class!

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Students at OFIS were treated to mini performances of holiday songs as the OFHS choral and band students moved from class to class!


STUDY SESSION FOR GRADE 9 INCLUDES TIPS – AND COCOA

The annual Cocoa & Cram study session for ninth graders is from 2:16-3 p.m. Tuesday, December 12th.

The session will offer tips in studying for exams. Stop by and check out the timely recommendations – including maintaining good nutrition, exercise and sleep prior to exams and pacing yourself throughout each test.

To view a detailed flyer of the event, that includes tips, click HERE.


FALLS –LENOX, EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER CONTINUES COLLECTING WINTER WEAR ACCESSORIES

Help decorate FL/ECCPTA’s evergreen tree with winter accessories.  The donations of new hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and warm socks will help local and urban families stay warm this winter.

This Winter Accessories Donation Drive runs now through Friday, December 15th.   Donation sizes include school-age through adults. Donations will benefit local families through the community’s Christians in Action as well as Cleveland families through the Applewood Center. The donations will be collected at the trees at Falls-Lenox and Early Childhood Center.

If your child is in need of any of these items, contact school counselor Mrs. Butto at abutto@ofcs.net or 440-427-6407 to coordinate assistance.


THIS SATURDAY –  SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP:  ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPORTSWEAR SALE

shopping-bagcolor bulldog headCome get you Bulldog  Shopping done at the Annual Holiday Sale!

Saturday December 9th, 9 a.m. to  1 p.m.
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We will have the traditional hoodies, tees and long sleeve shirts, stadium seats etc. Some additional items we will have available are:  Bulldog Sports Wall Clings, Hats, Gloves, Jackets, Bags, Water Bottles, Mini Football Helmets, PJ pants, Jewelry (leather wrap bracelets; Bulldog charm bracelets), Decals, Socks and More!
We have items for all the Bulldog fans on your list!

OFHS PTA NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR BULLDOG JACKETS, LETTER JACKETS & OLMSTED JACKETS

color bulldog headThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA would like to share their jacket order form with our Bulldog Families.
Please click HERE for the link to the order form.

Thank you for your continued support of our Bulldog Programs!


ANNUAL NHS POINSETTIA SALE UNDERWAY – ENDS DECEMBER 14TH

miss-poinsettia-2010The OFHS National Honor Society is now taking orders for its Poinsettia Sale. Plant sizes range from 4- to 10-inches and prices, $5 to $15. Colors are red, white or pink, depending upon the desired size. Delivery dates are Dec. 7 or Dec. 14.

To download an order form, click HERE. The sale ends December 14th.


HONEYBAKED HAM ORDERS MUST BE IN BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

The Olmsted Falls Swim & Dive team again offers its annual Holiday HoneyBaked Ham Sale now through December 15th.  The group receives 20 percent of each order, which goes directly to help pay for pool time.

A web page allows you to order gift cards that will be mailed directly to you from the HoneyBaked Ham corporate office. The web page is https://honeybakedfundraising. com/fundraisers/ofhs_swim_dive or by clicking HERE.

The web page, however, is only for gift card purchases, but you may also order gift cards with the group’s order form by clicking HERE.   Orders will be available for local pick up along with all other items on the form. This is a great gift for employees and/or co-workers.  If you have or know of a local business that may be interested in a large order for employees, we can arrange for a separate delivery.

Orders will be available for pick from 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 22nd at the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s cafeteria – due to construction at the high school.

All orders and payment must be sent to Tamira Kennedy or to the OFHS office by December 15th. Contact Tamira, 440-915-7904 or tami_kennedy@yahoo.com with questions.


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

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

Tie Dye Flyer

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

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

Thank you for supporting this district wide organization!!!


NEW, SPECIAL FUNDRAISERS TO BENEFIT OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION

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

The Olmsted Falls Music Association also is set up as a charity on Amazon Smile.  Customers should select “Olmsted Falls Music Association” as their charity first, then shop at AmazonSmile, which has the same Amazon products.  Amazon will donate .5% of the cost of the purchases to OFMA.

OFMA’s fundraisers proceeds support scholarships for graduating music seniors, music camp scholarships and grants to the music program. Attached are jpeg files that may be shared on your social media platforms to help announce these specials.



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TROOP 201’s ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – LAST DAY THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th

Boy Scout Troop 201 will have its final Christmas Tree Sale this Saturday at Schuster’s Greenhouse, 9165 Columbia Road.  Its hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please stop by, support Scouting, and pick up a reasonably priced Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, White Pine, or other tree. Helpful Boy Scouts will carry the tree to your car for you!


LOCAL STUDENTS PERFORM IN NORTH POINTE BALLET

A number of Olmsted Falls students are dancing in North Pointe Ballet’s, The Nutcracker.

The performances are December 8th, 9th and 10th at various times. There is a 6:30 p.m. December 7th sensory-friendly performance and a 10:30 a.m. December 8th student matinee.

To view a full schedule and ticket information, click HERE to go to the ballet website.

 


REGISTER NOW FOR T3 YOUTH INDOOR FLAG FOOTBALL

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

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

 


 

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OFCS Update – December 1, 2017

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OFHS THANKS COMMUNITY DONORS AT ANNUAL LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

DSC_0477Olmsted Falls High School held its annual Local Scholarship Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast this morning in the school’s Media Center to express thanks and appreciate to the more than 80 local individuals, families, businesses and organizations who contribute to the Local Scholarship program.  Highlights of this year’s recognition event included a buffet breakfast and special holiday performance by the school’s always impressive Golden Expressions singing group.

DSC_0469Guests also were treated to a series of video thank you messages from several Bulldog alumni who were recipients of generous scholarships last year.  Thank you to alums Sam Vas (Valparaiso University), Julia Russo (Kent State University), Andrew Ade (Ohio University), Haya Saadeh (Bowling Green State University), Alex Kho (Clemson University), Alyssa Tonissen (The Ohio State University), Anthony Kukura (Baldwin Wallace University), Stephanie Schroth (Vanderbilt University), Kelly Garrity (The Ohio State University), Cassidy Fudale (Cuyahoga Community College), and Molly McCafferty (Harvard University) for taking the time to provide these heartfelt and personal messages of thanks to our local scholarship sponsors.

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Thanks to the generous support of the more than 80 local individuals, families, businesses and organizations who contributed to the Olmsted Falls Local Scholarship Program during last school year, over $125,000 in local scholarship funds were awarded to students in the OFHS Class of 2017. More than 260 local scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors last year, thanks to the generosity of our community.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor in the 2018 OFHS Local Scholarship Program, please contact Sandy Smith at 427-6116.

Thank you again to all of our 2017 local scholarship sponsors! Olmsted Falls School District sincerely appreciates your valuable contributions to our students’ futures!


OFHS FALL 2017 SCHOLAR ATHLETES & 1ST TEAM ALL SOUTHWESTERN CONFERENCE ATHLETES RECOGNIZED

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Congratulations to the OFHS student athletes recognized this week for their achievement of being named Scholar Athletes for their respective teams or being named as 1st Team All SWC student-athletes!

For more on this year’s Scholar Athletes from OFHS, please click HERE.

For more on this year’s 1st Team All Southwestern Conference Athletes from OFHS, please click HERE.

Congratulations again to all of these outstanding student-athletes on this accomplishment!


OFCS IN SESSION ON RUN-OFF ELECTION DAY – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH; PTA SEEKING PARENT VOLUNTEERS

election-dayAll Olmsted Falls City School District buildings – including Falls-Lenox Primary School – will be in session this coming Tuesday, December 5th, during the special runoff election for the office of the Mayor of the City of Olmsted Falls.  Ohio Law permits the Board of Elections to use school facilities for polling locations and logistics prevent to Board of Elections from relocating the normal polling location. As a result, Falls-Lenox Primary School is the official polling location for all precincts within the City of Olmsted Fall and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections does plan to use the Falls gym as usual for this special election. This will be the only polling location in use on Tuesday, December 5th.

OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd personally emailed Falls-Lenox parents earlier this week to advise that Falls-Lenox Primary School WILL BE OPEN and operating a normal school day schedule on December 5th. The polling location will be isolated to the Falls gym and we will utilize security tables to prohibit people from wandering into the main building areas. Voters will NOT be permitted to proceed beyond these barriers for any reason. Additionally, the school district has been in contact with the Board of Elections officials to secure additional on-site law enforcement during school hours.

Falls-Lenox PTA is also pitching in to help with extra parent volunteers to staff the security tables throughout the school day.  To volunteer and assist, please visit:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48afac29abf58-voting

We are confident that these extra measures will ensure the safety and security of our students and staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Lloyd at 427-6000 or Falls-Lenox Principal Mrs. Barrett at 427-6400. Thank you for your continuing support of Falls-Lenox Primary School!


ECC STUDENT WINS LOCAL FIRE SAFETY POSTER CONTEST AND FIRE TRUCK RIDE TO SCHOOL

ECC kindergartener Brody Zoellner in teacher Angela McNeeley’s class, created a very detailed fire safety poster that was submitted to the Olmsted Township Fire Department during October’s Fire Safety Month and chosen as the winning entry.

Fire Chief Patrick Kelly, who chose the winning entry, drove Brody, his dad and his brother to ECC on Friday, November 17th, in a fire truck to celebrate! Chief Kelly and the township firefighters escorted Brody into the gym, where they also presented a fire safety program to all kindergarteners.

community partnershipFirefighter Jake put on all of his fire-fighting gear so the kids could see they didn’t need to be afraid of him if he was crawling through the smoke to find them should a fire occur in their house.

We all learned a lot.  We know now why firefighters wear red suspenders!

Congratulation to Brody, whose poster will be sent on to the next level of competition!

 


ECC’s LATEST HEALTHY HERO

This school year’s latest Healthy Hero is kindergartener Brianna Kaufman.

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

In the photo with Brianna is her mom, Jessica Badowski and Miss Hubbard, her homeroom teacher.


OFMA’S LATEST NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

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The November issue of Olmsted Falls Music Association’s newsletter, Musical Notes, is now available to download and read.

Go to the download page on OFMA’s website, http://www.olmstedfallsmusic. com/downloads, to download this issue or past issues and read about the great music programs in the Olmsted Falls City School District. Winter concerts, which are coming soon, also are listed.


FALLS-LENOX SENDS BIG THANK YOU FOR BOOK FAIR PARTICIPATION

A big Thank You to all who participated in Falls-Lenox Primary School’s recent Book Fair during parent/teacher conferences.

The Book Fair was a complete success.  All students gain when families bring home the gift of reading.   Thank you!


OFMS EXPRESSES APPRECIATION FOR BOOK FAIR SUCCESS
thank you booksThe Middle School Media Center had another very successful November Book Fair.  Thank you to the students, parents and staff who supported the fair.   The Media Center was able to purchase tons of new books with profit from the fair.  Also, a huge thank you to our wonderful PTA who volunteered their valuable time.

FALLS –LENOX, EARLY CHILDHOOD  CENTER COLLECTING WINTER WEAR ACCESSORIES

Help decorate FL/ECCPTA’s evergreen tree with winter accessories.  The donations of new hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and warm socks will help local and urban families stay warm this winter.

This Winter Accessories Donation Drive runs from this Monday, December 4th through Friday, December 15th.  Donation sizes include school-age through adults. Donations will benefit local families through the community’s Christians in Action as well as Cleveland families through the Applewood Center. The donations will be collected at the trees at Falls-Lenox and Early Childhood Center.

If your child is in need of any of these items, contact school counselor Mrs. Butto at abutto@ofcs.net or 440-427-6407 to coordinate assistance.


OFHS PTA NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR BULLDOG JACKETS, LETTER JACKETS & OLMSTED JACKETS

color bulldog headThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA would like to share their jacket order form with our Bulldog Families.
Please click HERE for the link to the order form.
Thank you for your continued support of our Bulldog Programs!

OFMA’S MUSICAL BINGO FUNDRAISER IS TOMORROW –  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2ND

The Olmsted Falls Music Association has its Musical Bingo, better known as Wingo, this Saturday, December 2nd at Bullfrogs Sports Café, 33137 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. The all-you-can-est wings, grub and refreshments is from 7-9 p.m. with musical bingo from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 or $25, the day of the event.

Volunteers, as raffle sellers, side board handlers, set up, clean up and others, also are needed – as well as donations. To sign up as a volunteer, click HERE.

Information also is available on the group’s Facebook page by clicking HERE.


SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP:  ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPORTSWEAR SALE – DEC. 9TH!

shopping-bagcolor bulldog headCome get you Bulldog  Shopping done at the Annual Holiday Sale!

Saturday December 9, 9am-1pm.
High School Cafeteria
We will have the traditional hoodies, tees and long sleeve shirts, stadium seats etc. Some additional items we will have available are:
Bulldog Sports Wall Clings
Hats
Gloves
Jackets
Bags
Water Bottles
Mini Football Helmets
PJ pants
Jewelry – leather wrap bracelets, Bulldog charm bracelets
Decals
Socks
We have items for all the Bulldog fans on your list!


ANNUAL NHS POINSETTIA SALE UNDERWAY

miss-poinsettia-2010The OFHS National Honor Society is now taking orders for its Poinsettia Sale. Plant sizes range from 4- to 10-inches and prices, $5 to $15. Colors are red, white or pink, depending upon the desired size. Delivery dates are Dec. 7 or Dec. 14.

To download an order form, click HERE. The sale ends December 14th.


 

IT’S HONEYBAKED HAM TIME WITH OFHS SWIM/DIVE TEAM HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

The Olmsted Falls Swim & Dive team again offers its annual Holiday HoneyBaked Ham Sale now through December 15th.  The group receives 20 percent of each order, which goes directly to help pay for pool time.

A web page allows you to order gift cards that will be mailed directly to you from the HoneyBaked Ham corporate office. The web page is https://honeybakedfundraising. com/fundraisers/ofhs_swim_dive or by clicking HERE.

The web page, however, is only for gift card purchases, but you may also order gift cards with the group’s order form by clicking HERE.   Orders will be available for local pick up along with all other items on the form. This is a great gift for employees and/or co-workers.  If you have or know of a local business that may be interested in a large order for employees, we can arrange for a separate delivery.

Orders will be available for pick from 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 22nd at the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s cafeteria – due to construction at the high school.

All orders and payment must be sent to Tamira Kennedy or to the OFHS office by December 15th. Contact Tamira, 440-915-7904 or tami_kennedy@yahoo.com with questions.


 

 

NEW, SPECIAL FUNDRAISERS TO BENEFIT OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION

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

The Olmsted Falls Music Association also is set up as a charity on Amazon Smile.  Customers should select “Olmsted Falls Music Association” as their charity first, then shop at AmazonSmile, which has the same Amazon products.  Amazon will donate .5% of the cost of the purchases to OFMA.

OFMA’s fundraisers proceeds support scholarships for graduating music seniors, music camp scholarships and grants to the music program. Attached are jpeg files that may be shared on your social media platforms to help announce these specials.



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TROOP 201’s ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

Tree SaleBoy Scout Troop 201 continues its annual Christmas Tree Sale at Schuster’s Greenhouse, 9165 Columbia Road.  Dates remaining are this Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd and Saturday, December 9th. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the two remaining Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday.

Please stop by, support Scouting, and pick up a reasonably priced Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, White Pine, or other tree. Helpful Boy Scouts will carry the tree to your car for you! Questions? Call Mike Knaggs at 440-610-8465 or email msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net.


SANTA’S SECRET SHOP – TOMORROW – SATURDAY – DECEMBER 2ND

santa_reindeerBring your youngster from age 10 and younger to this Saturday’s Santa Secret Shop at Falls-Lenox Primary School.  The Olmsted Falls Cub Scout Pack 102 sponsors this annual event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.  Kids may shop for holiday gifts for family and friends with the help of our friendly “elves.” Most items are under $10.

Check out the holiday raffle of terrific items including the new Xbox One X game system and a Vitamix blender, plus crafts, photo booth and food for purchase. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102 in Olmsted Falls.


LOCAL STUDENTS PERFORM IN NORTH POINTE BALLET

A number of Olmsted Falls students are dancing in North Pointe Ballet’s, The Nutcracker.

The performances are December 8th, 9th and 10th at various times. There is a 6:30 p.m. December 7th sensory-friendly performance and a 10:30 a.m. December 8th student matinee.

To view a full schedule and ticket information, click HERE to go to the ballet website.


 

 

GIVING BACK:  BULLDOG STUDENT’S EFFORT TO SUPPORT HURRICANE VICTIMS

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Kudos to OFHS freshman Rebecca who took action following the recent hurricanes to raise funds for those in need!  “After hurricane Harvey hit I saw the pictures of the devastation.  Knowing that Irma was on the way, I wanted to do something to help.  I created this custom artwork, and with the help of my parents I had it printed onto water bottles that could be sold.”  100% of the profits from the sale of these bottles went to help the Puerto Rican relief fund set up by the Cleveland Foundation.

The effort was such a success that Rebecca plans to continue to sell the water bottles to help further relief efforts.  If you are interested in supporting Rebecca’s personal efforts to help victims of the recent hurricanes, please email hurricanewaterbottles@outlook.com for additional information.



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OFCS Update – November 15, 2017

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3-DAY THANKSGIVING BREAK BEGINS MID-WEEK

Olmsted Falls City Schools will be closed next Wednesday, November 22; Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th  for the Thanksgiving break.  School resumes Monday, November 27th.

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, OFCS extends its sincere thanks to our school community for its continuing support of Olmsted Falls City Schools.  We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving break next week filled with time spent with family and friends.  Have a safe holiday!


BULLDOGS VARSITY FOOTBALL OHSAA REGIONAL FINAL GAME VS. AVON TONIGHT @ 7:30 p.m.; TEAM SEND-OFF AT 5:00 P.M.

Bulldog helmutLet’s Go Bulldogs!  Bring your Bulldog spirit to OFHS this afternoon at 5:00 P.M. for the O.F. Football send off send off as the football bus departs for North Ridgeville High School, the location of tonight’s playoff game.

For additional information on tonight’s playoff game, please click HERE.


BE SURE TO CATCH OUR TALENTED OFHS MASQUERS FALL PLAY PRODUCTION – “AND THEN THERE WERE NONE” – TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT @ 7:30 P.M. 

Masquers Fall FlyerOFHS Masquers will present Agatha Christie’s “AND THEN THERE WERE NONE” mystery at 7:30 p.m. November 17th and 18th in the high school auditorium.

The play involves a group of strangers summoned to a mysterious island. They begin dying one by one in a pattern of an ominous nursery rhyme. As each one dies, the search for the killer narrows. It is sure to keep you guessing until the end!

The play has already generated positive press coverage!  To read a review of the fall play, check out Olmsted Dates & Data columnist Joanne DuMound’s latest post by clicking HERE.  To read the preview featured in this month’s issue of The Spotlight, click HERE.

Adult tickets are $7 and student/senior citizen tickets, $5.  Tickets are available at the door for both nights of the show. ENJOY!


OFHS PUBLICATIONS TEAMS SHARES LATEST ISSUE OF THE SPOTLIGHT

44138November (2)_Page_1Did You Know?  The OFHS Publications Team publishes a monthly student newsletter called “The Spotlight” that is produced entirely by and for our high school students.  All articles are written by students on the OFHS Publications Team, and they cover a wide variety of topics.

Take a moment to check out their November issue, which features a preview of this weekend’s fall play as the lead story!  Click HERE to view now.


FALLS-LENOX HONORS LOCAL VETERANS AT ANNUAL BREAKFAST EVENT

Veterans2What an incredible turn out for the annual Veterans Breakfast held at our Falls-Lenox Primary School this morning! Thank you to all of our Veterans for their service and sacrifice! We sincerely appreciate you, and it was our privilege to be able to personally honor so many of you at this morning’s special event! 🇺🇸️

Veterans1Thank you to everyone who attended our program and special thanks to our Bulldogs from OFHS who so beautifully played Taps. Thank you also to Angelina’s Pizza and to our Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA for providing the delicious food! It was a wonderful morning for all of our special guests, students and staff.

Thank you again to all of our Veterans for your service to our country! 🇺🇸


leaf_raking1.jpgOFMS L.E.A.D. STUDENTS LEND A HAND

leaf_raking4Thank you to our fantastic group of OFMS L.E.A.D. students who spent their Saturday morning giving back to the community.

These great LEADers got up early to help rake yards for our elderly and home bound neighbors last Saturday!

Leading by example – well done!

 


OLMSTED FALLS BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS RE-ELECTED

OFCS Triple A LogoCongratulations to Olmsted Falls Board of Education members Joe Bertrand, Holly Neumann, Linda Parkoswski and Cynthia Tomasch who were re-elected to serve as board members in the recent November 7th election.  We appreciate their continuing service to the students, staff and residents of the Olmsted Falls City School District.  They will be officially sworn in for their new terms in January.


HURRY! THERE IS STILL TIME TO GIVE FEEDBACK IN A STATE-WIDE SURVEY TO HELP RE-ENVISION & RE-DEFINE PUBLIC EDUCATION IN OHIO

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Please take a few minutes to read the post on Dr. Jim Lloyd’s blog: OFCS Superintendent’s Update.

It provides an overview of efforts underway to re-envision and re-define public education in Ohio.  It also includes a link to a survey currently underway to solicit public feedback from local communities across the state of Ohio.  Dr. Lloyd invites parents and residents of Olmsted Falls City School District to participate in this important effort.

Thank you to all of those Bulldog parents who have already completed the survey.

Anyone with questions about this topic is encouraged to contact Dr. Lloyd by email jlloyd@ofcs.net or call 427-6000.


LATEST FLECC PTA NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

The Falls Lenox/ECC PTA newsletter is available online. The newsletter includes upcoming events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities.  When you have a moment to catch up on what’s going on in our schools this month, check out the November FLECC PTA Newsletter!

To view a copy, click HERE.


BOOK FAIR DURING PARENT CONFERENCES AT FALLS-LENOX SCHOOL

Falls-Lenox Primary School will be hosting a Book Fair during conferences on Monday, November 20!  Parents are invited to stop by the Falls-Lenox Library before or after their scheduled parent/teacher conferences.  

If you are unable to attend this event or would like to shop from the comfort of your home, check out our new online book fair at:

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/fallslenoxprimaryschool

 


OFHS PTA NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR BULLDOG JACKETS, LETTER JACKETS & OLMSTED JACKETS

color bulldog headThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA would like to share their jacket order form with our Bulldog Families.
Please click HERE for the link to the order form.
Thank you for your continued support of our Bulldog Programs!

OFHS POST PROM OFFERS BAKLAVA FOR THANKSGIVING – ORDER DEADLINE IS TODAY!

baklava baklavaOrder a tasty baklava in time for Thanksgiving from the Olmsted Falls High School Post Prom Baklava fundraiser. The pastry costs $35 per 9- by 13-inch pan that has 28 pieces or $25 for an 8- by 8-inch pan with 18 pieces. Each is unbaked and includes baking instructions and syrup.  Hurry – the order deadline is tomorrowFriday, November 17th with a pick-up day from 5:30-7:30 p.m. November 20th at 27016 Pondside Point, Olmsted Township.

Contact Loula Souris, 440-454-2297, dsouris@sbcglobal.net with any questions or if you need it earlier than the pick-up date.  Payment is cash or check payable to “OFHS Post Prom.” Drop order forms with payment in an envelope addressed to POST PROM, Olmsted Falls High School, 26939 Bagley Road, Olmsted Township, Ohio.  An order form is available by clicking HERE.


ANNUAL NHS POINSETTIA SALE UNDERWAY

miss-poinsettia-2010The OFHS National Honor Society is now taking orders for its Poinsettia Sale. Plant sizes range from 4- to 10-inches and prices, $5 to $15. Colors are red, white or pink, depending upon the desired size. Delivery dates are Nov. 30, Dec. 7, or Dec. 14.

To download an order form, click HERE. The sale ends December 14th.


WHAT’S WINGO? CHECK OUT THE MUSICAL BINGO FUNDRAISER NEXT MONTH

The Olmsted Falls Music Association has its Musical Bingo, better known as Wingo, December 2nd at Bullfrogs Sports Café, 33137 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. The all-you-can-est wings, grub and refreshments is from 7-9 p.m. with musical bingo from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 or $25, the day of the event.

Volunteers, as raffle sellers, side board handlers, set up, clean up and others, also are needed – as well as donations. To sign up as a volunteer, click HERE.

Information also is available on the group’s facebook page by clicking HERE.


SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP:  ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPORTSWEAR SALE – DEC. 9TH!

shopping-bagcolor bulldog headJust a reminder to visit the Annual Holiday Sportswear Sale on Saturday, December 9th, from 9AM to 1PM in the OFHS cafeteria.

Lots of great products, free wrapping, baked goods for sale, and lots more.



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CLOTHING DONATIONS WILL HELP OLMSTED FALLS 4H GROUP- NOVEMBER 25TH FUNDRAISER

Help the newly-organized Olmsted Falls 4H group Clover Falls raise funds by cleaning out your closets and donating clothing, shoes, accessories, books, linens and household items to its Saturday, November 25th fundraiser. Bring your donations to St. Mary’s, 210 Kraft St., Berea, between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day.

 


OFMS GOLDEN HARMONIES TO PERFORM AT NOVEMBER 26TH TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Olmsted Township will have its annual Tree Lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, November 26th, at its Town Hall, corner of Fitch and Cook roads. The Olmsted Falls Middle School Golden Harmonies will perform some holiday favorites. Santa will make an appearance and refreshments will be served.

All are invited to this community event.


TROOP 201’s ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

Tree SaleBoy Scout Troop 201 will hold its annual Christmas Tree Sale at Schuster’s Greenhouse, 9165 Columbia Road, on November 25 & 26 and December 2, 3, & 9. Hours are Saturdays from 9 am-5 pm and Sundays from 11 am-5 pm. Please stop by, support Scouting, and pick up a reasonably priced Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, White Pine, or other tree. Helpful Boy Scouts will carry the tree to your car for you! Questions? Call Mike Knaggs at 440-610-8465 or email msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net.


SANTA’S SECRET SHOP – DECEMBER 2ND

santa_reindeerOn Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cub Scout Pack 102 will present Santa’s Secret Shop at Falls-Lenox Primary School. Kids can shop for holiday gifts for family and friends with the help of our friendly “elves.” Most items are under $10. We’ll also have a holiday raffle of terrific items including the new Xbox One X game system and a Vitamix blender, plus crafts, photo booth, and food for purchase. Admission is free; all proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102 in Olmsted Falls.



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OFCS Update – November 4, 2017

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election-dayREMINDER:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – THIS TUESDAY, NOV. 7TH – ELECTION DAY

As usual, there will be no school for students on Election Day, this Tuesday, November 7th.  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 8th.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO GET OUT AND VOTE IN TUESDAY’S ELECTION; AND FOR THOSE VOTING BY MAIL, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ABSENTEE BALLOTS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017 AND REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE.  If you need to find your polling location or have any questions about voting in this Tuesday’s election, please visit:  https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BULLDOGS!!!

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Congrats to our OFHS Varsity Football Team on their BIG WIN against Midview last night in the first round of the playoffs!  

Click HERE for a great gallery of pictures from the posted on Cleveland.com!

Click HERE for game recap article featured in today’s The Plain Dealer.

Bulldog helmutGood luck to our Bulldogs as they advance to the second round of the Division II playoffs versus Wadsworth next Friday, November 10th!

LET’S GO BULLDOGS!!  LET’S GO!!  LET’S GO BULLDOGS!! LET’S GO!!


PRIDE OF OLMSTED FALLS MARCHING BAND ROCKED THE NIGHT!

marchingbandBulldog Pride was on full display from start to finish last night!  Check out these awesome performances from our Pride In Olmsted Falls Bulldog Marching Band!

OFCS extends a special thank you and recognition to band members in the Class of 2018, as last night marked their final entrance into the OFHS stadium to play on their home field! Special Kudos to senior Kayla Mandak, who conducted the half-time show!

Olmsted Falls Bulldog Marching Band stadium entrance 11/03/2017:   https://youtu.be/tngYQregD6I

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Here comes the Bulldogs 11/03/2017 vs. Midview:   https://youtu.be/GCQ8rrXnQEs

Olmsted Falls Bulldog Marching Band Pre-Game Show 11/03/2017:   https://youtu.be/_h4cq7uvA3s

Olmsted Falls Bulldog Marching Band Half-Time show 11/03/2017 Conducted by Senior Kayla Mandak: https://youtu.be/gNW_QVx2mPE


OFCS 3RD ANNUAL FALL SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON A SUCCESS

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Olmsted Falls Board of Education member Cynthia Tomasch and Board of Education President Joe Bertrand visit with guests at 3rd Annual Fall Senior Citizen Luncheon. Board Vice President Greg Surtman and Board Members Holly Neumann and Linda Parkowski were also in attendance at this special event.

Local senior citizen residents from throughout the Olmsted community packed the OFMS auxiliary gym for this week’s Fall Senior Citizen Luncheon event, which took place on November 2nd.

The menu, which the outstanding OFCS Food Services Department prepared, included turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh cranberry sauce and a delicious pumpkin mousse bar for dessert!   

Also attending were Olmsted Falls Board of Education members and other local elected officials, along with district administrators.  Helping greet guests and serve lunch were a group of fantastic students from OFMS L.E.A.D./Builders Club.  

In addition guests enjoyed a special performance by students from the OFMS Bulldog Theatre Company who performed two encore numbers from their recent fall musical production, “Fame!” Our guests could not stop raving about this talented group!!  OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd also spoke to the gathering, bringing them up to date with district news.  All seemed to enjoy the food, entertainment and camaraderie!

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Thank you again to all of our residents who attended, as well as the Bulldog students and and staff who made this year’s event a great success! The district plans to continue these senior luncheons each fall and spring.  


OFHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCT NEW MEMBERS

Congratulations to the newest members of the National Honor Society, inducted on Wednesday, November 1st, at the annual NHS Induction Ceremony held in the OFHS auditorium. NHS advisor Mr. Brian Insley was joined by OFHS teacher John Mercer, who served as this year’s featured faculty speaker for the special ceremony.

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A total of 10 seniors and 57 juniors were inducted as new NHS members in front of an audience of family and friends. Congratulations to all of our this year’s NHS members!

To view this year’s NHS Induction Ceremony program featuring listing of all member names, please click HERE.


OFCS WELCOMES NEW SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

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New School Resource Officer Joe English

Olmsted Falls City School District is excited to welcome a new School Resource Officer (SRO) to our buildings this week. Officer Joe English from the Olmsted Township Police Department is the new SRO for Olmsted Falls Schools, and will quickly become a familiar face to students and staff across the district. While his main office will be located in Olmsted Falls High School, Officer English will make regular visits to the district’s other school buildings as well. Officer English has been with the Olmsted Township Police Department since 2008 and is very familiar with our school community.

An SRO is a career law enforcement officer assigned to work collaboratively within a school setting. In addition to a focus on safety and security of our schools, having a dedicated SRO also provides extensive opportunities for educating students on a variety of topics ranging from internet safety to drug/alcohol prevention.

CP_leftOlmsted Falls City Schools has had a long-standing partnership with the Olmsted Township Police Department and values the important role having a dedicated SRO plays in our district’s overall safety plans. OFCS is fortunate to have a dedicated SRO position in our school district to enhance the safety and security of our students and staff.

If you see Officer English around the district, please join us in extending to him a warm Bulldog welcome!


 

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OFCS SUPERINTENDENT DR. JIM LLOYD AND OTHER SUPERINTENDENTS ACROSS THE STATE SEEKING FEEDBACK ON EFFORTS UNDERWAY TO HELP RE-ENVISION & RE-DEFINE PUBLIC EDUCATION IN OHIO

Please take a few minutes to read the latest post on Dr. Jim Lloyd’s blog: OFCS Superintendent’s Update

It provides an overview of efforts underway to re-envision and re-define public education in Ohio.  It also includes a link to a survey currently underway to solicit public feedback from local communities across the state of Ohio.  Dr. Lloyd invites parents and residents of Olmsted Falls City School District to participate in this important effort.

Thank you to all of those Bulldog parents who have already completed the survey.  This is the same survey link that was emailed out to parents from Dr. Lloyd earlier this week. 

Anyone with questions about this topic is encouraged to contact Dr. Lloyd by email jlloyd@ofcs.net or call 427-6000.


 

OFHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INTRODUCES LATEST ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

From left, Meghan Mental Spriggs, Paul Hodermarsky, Coach Szalay, Bob Katitus, Dan Binggeli, Steve Gansey, Tyler Sparks.

More than 170 community members attended the Oct. 26 OFHS Alumni Association’s Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The honorees included six athletes and one coach. They are Bob Katitus, class of 1988; Paul Hodermarsky, ’99; Dan Binggeli, ’04; Steve Gansey, ’04; Tyler Sparks, ’07; Meghan Mental Spriggs, ’07 and Coach Richard Szalay. 

The new inductees also attended the Oct. 27 varsity Bulldog football game.

 

If you would like to nominate someone for the Athletic Hall of Fame or Distinguished Hall of Fame, please contact the alumni office, 440-427-6030 or email ofhsalumni@yahoo.com.


OFHS SPANISH III STUDENTS TEST RESULTS HIGHER THAN STATE AVERAGE!

world languages imageEach year, all Spanish III students in Olmsted Falls participate in the Collaborative Articulation and Assessment Project (CAAP), which The Ohio State University sponsors. Students took a written, listening and reading assessment that OSU created. The assessments give students and teachers an indication of their potential university course placement and feedback about general performance levels in world languages.  It also gives the district an idea how our Spanish language learners are doing in comparison to other districts in the state.

The results from last year’s 2016-2017 test are in, and our third year Spanish students at OFHS performed exceptionally well!!  

The students from Olmsted Falls scored well above the high school average in all three assessments!

Writing: Olmsted Falls average: 7.2 and Ohio high schools average, 4.9

Listening: Olmsted Falls average, 7.8; Ohio high schools average, 6.1

Reading: Olmsted Falls average, 7.4; Ohio high schools average, 6.5

Congratulations to the students who participated in the C.A.A.P. test last year!


SPANISH DEPARTMENT INDUCTS NEWEST MEMBERS INTO HONORARY SOCIETY

spanish honor societyThe OFHS Spanish Department inducted a talented group of students into the Juan Rulfo Chapter of “La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica” October 25th. The ceremony was at Nuevo Acapulco, a North Olmsted Mexican restaurant. After the induction, the Spanish teachers, inductees and families enjoyed a delicious meal to celebrate the students’ successes.

student success“La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica” is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese. The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors the society. There are more than 2,000 national and international chapters. The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish language and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic studies.

The newest members of the Olmsted Falls Juan Rulfo Chapter are Sara Abu Ukkaz, Mayand Alhashash, Dylan Briggs, Joseph Calabrase, Emily Garrett, Britney Hargis, Esha Vartak, Gabriella Wasikowski and Grant Young.

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

¡FELICIDADES A TODOS!  Congratulations to all!


STATE OF THE SCHOOLS EVENT DRAWS CROWD IN-PERSON AND ONLINE

SOSFall17_1More than eighty community members packed Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center for the Olmsted Falls City School (OFCS) District’s State of the Schools presentation on October 23rd. This community event – which highlighted the district’s top priorities, goals and direction for the future – was also streamed live on the district’s official Facebook page and has been viewed by nearly 2,000 people.

SOSFall17_2“The State of the Schools event is a unique opportunity for top district leaders and community residents to come together and discuss the current highlights, challenges and future direction of the district,” said Superintendent James Lloyd, Ed.D. “We really enjoy interacting with our community and sharing our story with them.”

Final Concentric+5 Logo Big Dif fontThe evening included updates on the district’s progress of implementing the Strategic Plan as well as how students are using various pathways to explore different career options. Students from the OFCS/Polaris Career Center’s Project Lead the Way partnership led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance and Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer Emily Dales shared details of the district’s finances since the passage of the zero additional taxes combined bond and permanent improvement issue last fall.

“We are pleased to have an opportunity to share directly with our community the latest information regarding our district successes, goals and challenges,” said Lloyd. “Keeping our residents informed helps keep our schools strong and protects the great value we provide to the community.”

The financial highlights included a review of the district’s Five-Year Financial Forecast that shows the district is in good financial shape. “The new bond and permanent improvement dollars are very important in protecting and stretching our general fund resources,” explained Dales. “Money from the bond and permanent improvement levy can only be spent on facilities and maintenance, lending protection to the dollars budgeted for the day-to-day teaching and learning operations and allowing us to maintain excellence in our classrooms.”

Dales also acknowledged the emphasis the district places on financial transparency. “The Financial Prospectus published last spring and the growing District Finance Committee made up of community residents with professional financial background have both helped in building transparency regarding our district’s finances. This is all part of our promise to keep our schools strong.”

Video coverage of the OFCS State of the Schools presentation can be viewed on the district’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/olmstedfallsschools/. (The State of the Schools post is currently pinned to the top of the posts section for easy access.)

This annual State of the Schools event is held to provide an honest look at the current picture of the district’s academic, financial and facility areas as well as goals for the future. Any resident with questions regarding this year’s OFCS State of the Schools event is encouraged to contact the district office at 440-427-6000 or email info@ofcs.net.


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CHECK OUT THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PAGE ON THE DISTRICT WEBSITE!

We are excited to share with the community information and updates regarding the much-needed expansion and renovations now getting underway at Olmsted Falls High School.  The new “HS Construction” button located at the top of the OFCS district website will take visitors to a new page dedicated to news, photos and videos designed to keep residents updated on the latest information regarding the much-needed expansions and renovations at OFHS. 

OFCS continues to extend sincerest thanks and appreciation to our community for their support of the successful passage of the zero tax increase bond issue last November – which is providing the funds necessary for the high school construction project without raising taxes for residents.  

Anyone with questions about the OFHS construction project is encouraged to contact the district office by phone 44-427-6000 or email Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd directly at jlloyd@ofcs.net.  


OFHS MASQUERS MEETING THIS MONDAY, NOV. 6TH

Just a reminder that the next OFHS Masquers meeting is at 7 p.m. THIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6th.

The fall play is set for November 17th and 18th.  Please see the announcement listed below about times and ticket information.


POWDER PUFF SET FOR THIS TUESDAY, NOV. 7 @ HARDING STADIUM 

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The Bulldog High School senior girls will take on their junior counterparts at the annual Powder Puff football game set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 7th. The gates at the Charles A. Harding Memorial Stadium will open at 6:15. Tickets are $5. All proceeds benefit the 2017 OFHS Post Prom.

Pre-sale tickets will be available in the spirit shop prior to the game. Exact sale dates will be announced soon. Those who purchase pre-sale tickets will be entered into a drawing to win free Post Prom tickets. Winners must be present. When you enter the game with your pre-sale ticket, you will be handed a raffle ticket that will enter you into the drawing.

To view a flyer of the event, click HERE.


WHO DONE IT?  YOU’LL FIND OUT AT THE MASQUERS PLAY NOV. 17 & 18!

Masquers Fall FlyerOFHS Masquers will present Agatha Christie’s “AND THEN THERE WERE NONE” mystery at 7:30 p.m. November 17th and 18th in the high school auditorium.

The play involves a group of strangers summoned to a mysterious island. They begin dying one by one in a pattern of an ominous nursery rhyme. As each one dies, the search for the killer narrows. It is sure to keep you guessing until the end!

Adult tickets are $7 and student/senior citizen tickets, $5.  Tickets may be pre-ordered by calling Leslie Pickenheim, 427-6070 and also available the nights of the show.


ANNUAL PTA ACTIVITIES CALENDARS ARE HERE!

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The annual PTA Activities Calendars were distributed to all OFCS families last week.  Each family receives one copy and 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 they will be happy to send one home.

PTA thanks parents and staff for the calendar donations which can be returned to the office.  All donations go toward the annual PTA Council scholarship fund for graduating seniors each year.


ALL OFCS FAMILIES & STAFF INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN SURVEY FOR PTA NATIONAL SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAM – SURVEY DEADLINE NOV. 10TH

schoolofexcellence_logoNational PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

We are so fortunate in Olmsted Falls City Schools to have an incredible network of PTAs and are proud to have previously earned the National PTA School of Excellence recognition across all of our building units!

It is time for our PTA units to re-apply for this prestigious recognition and your help is needed.  Please take a few minutes to complete one or more of the individual building surveys now by simply clicking on the appropriate link(s) below:

FALLS-LENOX/ECC PTA Survey

OFIS PTA Survey

OFMS PTA Survey

OFHS PTA Survey

The deadline to complete the surveys is Friday, November 10th. 

Thank you for helping to support our PTA partners!


COLLEGE NEWS FROM OFHS COUNSELORS’ CORNER

FREE COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT  – NOVEMBER 8TH:  This fall, Lake Ridge Academy is once again hosting a free college information night titled The Pathway To College:  Are You Ready?  on November 8.  The event is designed for parents of pre-teen and older students and will include insightful presentations by college admission representatives from Case Western Reserve University and the College of Wooster, along with financial planning experts from HPM Partners.  This event will help parents understand how their child’s academic choices in middle and high school impact future college acceptance, along with understanding best approaches to college savings and financial aid.  This FREE event is open to all Olmsted Falls High School and Middle School families.
 

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY INSTANT DECISION DAYNOVEMBER 9TH:  Thursday, Nov 9th from 8 am to noon is Cleveland State University Instant Decision Day at OFHS. Students who participate will meet with an admissions representative and receive an on the spot college decision. CSU will waive the $30 application fee for students who participate. 15 minute appointments are available during lunch and study hall periods. Please sign up in the guidance office by Nov. 3rd. Students must complete an online application with Mr. Markusic before their appointment.


 TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS SET FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH

OFHS PTA talent show clip artAttention ALL Olmsted Falls Dancers, Singers, Comedians, Musicians, Jugglers, Bands and Magicians Kindergarten through 12th Grade!!!

Is there another talent you have?? We ask you to bring it!!!

The 31st Annual Olmsted Falls High School PTA Talent Show Auditions will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9 am to Noon in the High School Auditorium. Our Bulldogs are awesome performers, we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year.

Please watch this weekly blog and look for posted flyers in your school for more details.

The High School PTA Talent Show will be Saturday, January 27, 2018 – Mark your calendars!

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


MISSED THE FALL BAND CONCERT?  TAKE A PEEK!

OFHS held its annual Fall Band Concert on October 24th, performing in front of a packed house!  If you missed the show, or just want to see it again, the Olmsted Falls Music Association has shared the following video links:  

Olmsted Falls HS FALL CONCERT –  Jazz Band I:  Blues Fur Elise   https://youtu.be/8YAhOBByR-k
Olmsted Falls HS FALL CONCERT –  Jazz Band I: Take Five   https://youtu.be/eVfGLiXWoOg
Olmsted Falls HS FALL CONCERT –  Wind Ensemble: Brick Street Encounter   https://youtu.be/iNkpt6TcclM
Olmsted Falls HS FALL CONCERT –  Wind Ensemble: Canticle of the Saints     https://youtu.be/psrpQiyVpbE
Olmsted Falls HS FALL CONCERT –  Wind Ensemble: Colonel Bogey March   https://youtu.be/PXeCzuzbIbQ
Olmsted Falls HS FALL CONCERT –  Wind Ensemble: Take on Me    https://youtu.be/OJSwZbFV4As
Olmsted Falls HS FALL CONCERT –  Wind Symphony: Chester   https://youtu.be/tQe9zO44qfE
Olmsted Falls HS FALL CONCERT –  Wind Symphony: Puszta! Mvt 1    https://youtu.be/bHEaCVi8z34
Olmsted Falls HS FALL CONCERT –  Wind Symphony: The Nightmare Before Christmas     https://youtu.be/OCzt-oFq6C0
Olmsted Falls HS FALL CONCERT –  Wind Symphony: Vesuvius     https://youtu.be/fgzuV_V2Clg

Thank you OFMA!  Enjoy!


 OFMS BOOK SALE NOW AVAILABLE UNTIL NOVEMBER 10TH
Attention Bulldogs: The Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center is hosting a Scholastic Fall Book Fair that started FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD and will run through FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH.   The fair will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as well as both conference evenings, Monday, Nov. 6th & Thursday, Nov. 9th until 7:30 p.m.
 
In addition to the book fair taking place in the OFMS Media Center both conference evenings, the LEAD Organization will be hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for a local animal shelter.  There will be games, raffle baskets and the opportunity to win a prize just for stopping by to check out this worthy cause.

 


REMEMBER TO PICK UP OFIS FUNDRAISER ITEMS NOVEMBER 13TH
The Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s fundraiser pick-up date is from 3-7 p.m. November 13th in the school’s cafeteria.
 
Due to the nature of the perishable items, this will be the only date for pick up.  The kitchen does not have room to store any items.
 
Please make arrangements with a friend if you are unavailable to pick up your order on this date.
  

OFHS POST PROM OFFERS BAKLAVA FOR THANKSGIVING

Order a tasty baklava in time for Thanksgiving from the Olmsted Falls High School Post Prom Baklava fundraiser. The pastry costs $35 per 9- by 13-inch pan that has 28 pieces or $25 for an 8- by 8-inch pan with 18 pieces. Each is unbaked and includes baking instructions and syrup.  Hurry – the order deadline is November 17th with a pick-up day from 5:30-7:30 p.m. November 20th at 27016 Pondside Point, Olmsted Township.

Contact Loula Souris, 440-454-2297, dsouris@sbcglobal.net with any questions or if you need it earlier than the pick-up date.  Payment is cash or check payable to “OFHS Post Prom.” Drop order forms with payment in an envelope addressed to POST PROM, Olmsted Falls High School, 26939 Bagley Road, Olmsted Township, Ohio.  An order form is available by clicking HERE.



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Veteran's Day Invitation 2017 FINAL COPYVETERAN’S RECOGNITION & REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY – THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH

The community is cordially invited to attend the Veterans Recognition & Remembrance Ceremony honoring all men and women who proudly served our country in all branches of the military on Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am at Chestnut Grove Union Cemetery (7789 Lewis Road).  Continental breakfast and fellowship to follow the ceremony. Parking is available throughout the cemetery.

This special event will feature a flag ceremony (presented by Scouts of Troop 201), brief remarks about the meaning of the day, and music by our OFHS band students.


VENDORS WANTED FOR NOVEMBER 11TH CRAFT SHOW

The Holiday Home and Craft Shoppe invites vendors to participate in its November 11th event at Olmsted Community Center, 8170 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The cost is $35 for an 8-foot space, which does not include table/chairs; $15 to add 8-foot table and two chairs and $5 for limited electrical outlet.

For an exhibitor application form, click HERE.

For a flyer of the event, click HERE.


SANTA’S SECRET SHOP – DECEMBER 2ND

santa_reindeerOn Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cub Scout Pack 102 will present Santa’s Secret Shop at Falls-Lenox Primary School. Kids can shop for holiday gifts for family and friends with the help of our friendly “elves.” Most items are under $10. We’ll also have a holiday raffle of terrific items including the new Xbox One X game system and a Vitamix blender, plus crafts, photo booth, and food for purchase. Admission is free; all proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102 in Olmsted Falls.



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