OFCS Update – January 23, 2017

OLMSTED FALLS OFFERS KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM THAT ENHANCES LEARNING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


CAVS WHEELCHAIR COMPETITORS PERFORM FOR FALLS-LENOX STUDENTS

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

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


OFMS STUDENTS COMPETE IN LOCAL GEOGRAPHY BEE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


OFMS CLUB BUILDS CONFIDENCE IN GIRLS FOR STEM EDUCATION

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Here is a list of our local winners:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW IS JANUARY 28TH

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


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

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

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

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


OFIS STUDENT ORGANIZES FREE LUNCH FOR SENIORS

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

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


IT’S SUPER BOWL HOAGIE TIME!

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

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

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

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


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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

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


SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

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


bulldog-sweatSHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR

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

To view the online merchandise, click HERE.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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

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

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

 

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.co m

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

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


 LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS

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

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

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

 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



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

Teen 3D Design

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

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

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


OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION ENDS JANUARY 31ST

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

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


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

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

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


OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATION @ OPEN HOUSE

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


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

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

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

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


 

 


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VISION

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

MISSION

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

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – January 13, 2017

MLK JR. HOLIDAY THIS MONDAY – NO SCHOOL 

mlkOlmsted Falls City Schools will be closed this Monday, January 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Enjoy the long holiday weekend!

We look forward to seeing everyone back in the buildings on Tuesday, January 17th.


BOARD HOLDS ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, ELECTS OFFICERS FOR 2017

The Olmsted Falls Board of Education held its annual organization meeting on Wednesday, January 11 in the OFHS Media Center.

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Back Row (L to R): Board of Education President Mr. Joe Bertrand and Board of Education Vice President Mr. Greg Surtman. Front Row (L to R): Board of Education Members Mrs. Holly Neumann, Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch and Mrs. Linda Parkowski.

Mr. Joe Bertrand was elected to serve as Board President for the calendar year 2017.  Mr. Greg Surtman was elected to serve as Board Vice President for this calendar year.

Both Mr. Bertrand (pictured above at right) and Mr. Surtman (pictured below at right) were formally sworn into their respective positions by OFCS Treasurer Ms. Emily Dales.

Board member Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch will serve as the Board’s legislative liaison for 2017, helping the group to monitor the constantly changing landscape of educational policy coming out of both Columbus and 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. (Please see additional Board Recognition Month article below.)


BOARD HONORS FALL SCHOLAR ATHLETES, SWC ALL-CONFERENCE ATHLETES AND SWC CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER TEAM

The Olmsted Falls Board of Education recognized an outstanding group of athletes at the monthly meeting held January 11th.  Fall 2016 SWC 1st Team All-Conference Athletes and Scholar Athletes for multiple sports were honored and presented with certificates of recognition from the Board of Education.  Additionally, the Board welcomed and recognized the OFHS Boys Soccer Team for their SWC Championship winning season.

These student athletes were recognized in front of a packed audience of family, friends and coaches.  A cake and punch reception hosted by the Board immediately followed the honors. Congratulations again to these outstanding OFHS student-athletes!

Congratulations to the following OFHS Scholar Athletes who were honored by the Board of Education for earning the highest GPA on their respective varsity teams (pictured L to R):    Rebecca Meluch (Trainer), Autumn Koza (Cheerleading),  Kacie Burton (Volleyball), Abbey Gaba (Girls Tennis), Alexa Gomez (Girls Soccer), Joe Linder (Boys Soccer), Benjamin Martin (boys Golf), Noah Broski (Football), Maggie Backus (Girls Cross Country), Alex Kho (Boys Cross Country). Honored, but not able to attend (not pictured): Abigail Boenig Dombek (Girls Golf).

 

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Head Coach Tom DeLuca helped honor the following SWC 1st Team All-Conference Athletes from the OFHS Varisty Football team (pictured from L to R):  Spencer Linville, Sam Vas, Davidson Gaggi, Brett Hutkay, Andrew Turski.

 

Congratulations to the following SWC 1st Team All-Conference Athletes from the OFHS Boys Soccer team (pictured from L to R): Ryan Kolonick, Chase Fernkorn and Mickey Kasputis. Honored, but not able to attend (not pictured): Austin Mitchell. Ryan Kolonick was also recognized for earning the prestigious SWC Varsity Boys Soccer Player of the Year!

 

Congratulations to the following SWC 1st Team All-Conference Athletes from the OFHS Girls Soccer, Volleyball and Cheerleading teams (pictured from L to R):   Alexa Gomez (Soccer), Sarah Parfejewiec (Cheerleading), Brianna Burke (Cheerleading) and Kacie Burton (Volleyball).  Kacie Burton was also recognized for earning the prestigious SWC Most Valuable Player for in Varsity Girls Volleyball!

 

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Congratulations to the SWC Champion Boys Varsity Soccer team!  Front row, pictured from L to RRyan Hurt (Fullback), Joe Linder (Fullback), Brandon Chapman (Midfield), Noah Le (Fullback), Alex Klek (Midfield), Alex Gibson (Midfield), Mickey Kasputis (Midfield), Ryan Kolonick (Fullback), Coach Lackey, Coach Walchanowicz and Coach ZillichBack row, pictured from L to RShelby Edwards (Goalkeeper), Daniel Linder (Midfield), Charlie Watters (Fullback), Cameron Robinson (Midfield), Mark Ortiz (Forward), Rylan Wikle (Midfield), Kevin Lemin (Forward), Joe Bement (Fullback), Danny Cleary (Midfield), Chase Fernkorn (Midfield) and Coach Starek. Honored, but not able to attend (not pictured): Austin Mitchell (Goalkeeper) and Coach McClaren.

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL OF THESE OUTSTANDING BULLDOG STUDENT ATHLETES!


OFMS GRADE 8 STUDENTS SEND CARDS, DECORATIONS TO AREA SENIORS

grade 8 cards to seniorsDuring the month of December, Olmsted Falls Middle School students demonstrated acts of kindness and compassion by creating decorations and greeting cards for senior citizen residents of Olmsted Falls and neighboring communities.

As part of an ongoing service project entitled “Paying it Forward,” a group of eighth-grade students met during their lunch periods and decided it would be a nice gesture to honor senior citizens in the local community and a few neighboring ones. Next, all students in eighth grade diligently went to work coloring and laminating decorations and creating greeting cards, which were delivered to Symphony – a memory care community in Olmsted Falls,  Riverview Pointe Care Center in Olmsted Falls, Ideal Home Health Care in Westlake, and O’Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville.

A huge shout out goes to these OFMS students for a job well done on their service project of paying it forward to older members of our community and neighboring ones and by demonstrating their compassion and kindness for others.


THANK YOU BOARD MEMBERS!  OFCS EXTENDS FORMAL THANKS TO BOARD DURING SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH

Olmsted Falls Board of Education members were thanked publicly by Olmsted Falls City School District during Ohio Board Recognition Month. Board members pictured (L to R): Mrs. Holly Neumann, Mr. Joe Bertrand, Mr. Greg Surtman, Mrs. Linda Parkowski and Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch.

January is School Board Recognition Month in Ohio.  Please join Olmsted Falls City School District in extending sincere thanks to our Board of Education members:  Mr. Joe Bertrand, Mrs. Holly Neumann, Mrs. Linda Parkowski, Mr. Greg Surtman and Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch.  These five individuals dedicate countless hours as stewards of high quality public education in our local community.

Olmsted Falls school board members were recognized and publicly thanked during the monthly Board of Education meeting for January, held immediately following the Board annual organization meeting on January 11. Board members each received special notes of thanks from students as well as a framed photo collage commemorating many positive highlights of the past year.

Did You Know?  Our school board members donate back a significant portion of their meeting stipends to the Local Scholarship Fund to benefit OFHS graduates each year.  We are truly fortunate to have the collaboration of these five outstanding individuals dedicating their time, effort and year-round commitment to maintaining educational excellence for our students.

Next time you see one of them out in the community, please join us in thanking them!  To learn more about the Olmsted Falls Board of Education, visit www.ofcs.net/board.


OFHS 2017-18 SOCCER PARENT/PLAYER MEETING IS JANUARY 19TH

ofhs-soccer-crestThe boys soccer team will have its Player and Parent Meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 19th in the OFHS Media Center. All players who plan to play soccer for OFHS in the fall of 2017 should attend with a parent.

Information on the program is available online with other important OFHS soccer dates for the 2017-2018 school year.

The website is  http://ofhssoccer. wordpress.com


MILITARY VETERANS WILL BE HONORED @ JAN. 20TH VARSITY BASKETBALL GAME

bulldog-logowaving-flag2The OFHS and Avon High School athletic departments will sponsor a Military Appreciation Night January 20th during the boys varsity basketball game at the OFHS gym.

All current and former United States military personnel will be admitted free to the game and be recognized with an announcement prior to the start of the boys varsity game. All fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

This is in conjunction with the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s statewide military theme night initiative.


HELP CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACCEPTANCE – JANUARY 20TH

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Wear the 3elove gear to show your support for International Day of Acceptance, which is January 20th.

Click HERE to see ways you can help support the movement!

Thank you!

Please visit the calendar on the new Helping Hands website by clicking HERE.


REGISTRATION FOR OFMS PTA DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT DUE BY JANUARY 19TH

DodgeballThe OFMS PTA Dodgeball Tournament will run from 2-5 p.m. January 21st in the OFMS gym.  Referees will monitor each game. It is a double elimination tournament with prizes awarded to the first- and second-place teams.

Registration and the $30 fee per team are due by January 19th.  Each team will consist of six players. Uniforms are not necessary, but matching team colors are recommended.  Swings N’ Things Season Passes for the winning team! Free admission for Spectators. Concessions, such as hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, chips, Gatorade, pop, bottled water and candy, will be available to buy. To see a flier, which contains rules and team registration, click HERE.


LATEST ISSUE OF OFMA MUSICAL NOTES JUST RELEASED

Olmsted_Falls_MusicmusicStay up-to-date on the latest news from the Olmsted Falls Music Association by reading the latest edition of Musical Notes, the official monthly newsletter of OFMA.  To view the January 2017 issue now, please click HERE.

The next OFMA meeting is scheduled for February 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the OFHS Choir Room.

Hope to see you there!


 

OFHS 2017 POST PROM PRESENTS SEVERAL FUNDRAISERS, MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY

Post Prom 2017 graphicPlease join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 18th in the OFHS Media Center.  Note the time change due to our Bob Evans’ fundraiser that same night.

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

These are future fundraisers – print the fliers & mark your calendars. 

Jan, Feb, March 2017 Ohio Pick 3 Raffle (Evening drawing, Mon-Fri) FLYER ATTACHED

contact Anita Greller @ 216-894-0111 or osugreller@ cox.net

January 18, 2017 Bob Evans (North Olmsted) Dine-in or Carry out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)
January 24, 2017 Suds Maquire’s Dine to Donate & Trivia Night FLYER ATTACHED
February 1, 2017 Tony K’s Dine-in or Carry-out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)
February 2, 2017 Pinot’s Palette (Olmsted Falls) FLYER ATTACHED
Ongoing until goal is met T-Shirt Quilt Raffle, text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145 FLYER ATTACHED

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.co m

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

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


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

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

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

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


OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW IS JANUARY 28TH

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


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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

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


LAS VEGAS NIGHT ROLLS INTO TOWN FEBRUARY 11TH

lvn-guestslvn-2017This year the annual OFHS Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is early – 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. February 11th – at the West Side Irish American Club. Why not test your luck while helping raise money for scholarships.

dan-and-timAll profits go toward scholarships for the OFHS Class of 2017. The  night includes games, such as big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and a 50/50 raffle, side boards and more, with a cash bar and refreshments by Angelina’s Pizza.  Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  All 21 and older are welcome!  To see the flier, click HERE.


IT’S SUPER BOWL HOAGIE TIME!

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

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

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

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



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



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

Teen 3D Design

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

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

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


OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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

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


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

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

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


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

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

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

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


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VISION

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

MISSION

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

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – January 6, 2017

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FALLS-LENOX FOX 8 COOL SCHOOL SEGMENT AIRED THIS WEEK

fox8dsc_0668The camera crew from Fox 8 visited Falls-Lenox this past Wednesday to film footage for the “Fox 8 Cool School” segment featuring the Bulldogs, which aired Thursday morning during the Fox 8 Morning Show.  The segment also aired on the Thursday afternoon newscast and has been posted to the Fox 8 website.  If you haven’t had a chance to view the Falls-Lenox Cool School feature story, please click HERE.  To view a photo gallery from the Fox 8 Cool School experience, please click HERE.

fl-students-at-fox-8In addition to the feature segment which aired, Falls-Lenox students Kenzie and Riley (pictured at right with the Fox 8 Morning Show on-air team) joined Kristi Capel, Wayne Dawson and Scott Sabol live in the Fox 8 studio where they were interviewed on-air about their cool school and helped with the morning’s Coffee Quiz.  Both Kenzie and Riley represented Falls-Lenox with pride and spunk!  The Morning Show cast loved them!

Kudos to all of the students and staff who helped show the camera crew why Falls-Lenox indeed in well-deserving of the Fox 8 Cool School honor!  And thank you again to the Bulldog community for casting the many votes that made this all possible!


OFCS ‘CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES WEEK’ BEGINS MONDAY

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The Celebrating Differences Week runs from Monday through January 17th. Each day a color is chosen and worn to show support for the following disabilities/disorders/differences:

Monday – Purple (Rett Syndrome, ADHD, & Anti-gay bullying)

Tuesday – Blue (Downs Syndrome, Autism, & Anti-Bullying)

Wednesday – Red/Maroon (Rare or Misdiagnosed Diseases)

Thursday -Teal/Green- Anxiety disorder, Mental Health disorder)

Friday – Bulldog wear/3elove wear to support all of our bulldogs with differences.

Each building will have a daily message about the differences supported each day.

If you would like to see additional events/activities throughout the district for Celebrating Differences Week, please visit the calendar on the new Helping Hands website by clicking HERE.


SEVERAL OFHS STUDENTS EARN HONORS AT ART/WRITING COMPETITION

scholastic_awards_logo_rgb_DSTwo OFHS students earned key awards and five received honorable mentions at the annual Scholastics Art and Writing Competition.

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Gold Key Winner Kayla Mandak’s piece (pictured above) will be on display at the Cleveland Institute of Art, along with award-winning works from six other OFHS artists.

Students whose work were honored are Kayla Mandak, gold key (top award); Lauren Gumeny, Silver Key and Dylan Briggs, Kailie Gelatka, Cody Kelley, Evan Martin and Disha Rathod earning honorable mention.

To view the online photo gallery featuring this students’ award winning art, please click HERE.

These works of art will also be on display in a featured exhibit at the Cleveland Institute of Art.  To visit the exhibit in person, which is on display from January 16th to February 3rd, visit the Cleveland Institute of Art and its Reinberger Galleries. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Congratulations to these extremely talented Bulldogs!


MRS. TIMURA’S CLASS MAKES THE LOCAL NEWS WITH FLASHES OF HOPE PROJECT

flashes-of-hope-logoMrs. Wren Timura’s second-grade class participated in Flashes of Hope, whose goal is to photograph every child with cancer until every child is cured.  Timura’s class wanted these children to feel special, even though they did not know them.  They recorded their thoughts with pictures and sent them to them.

To view a video and write-up about these local students that were recently featured on Ch. 19 News, please click HERE.


LAS VEGAS NIGHT ROLLS INTO TOWN FEBRUARY 11TH

lvn-guestslvn-2017This year the annual OFHS Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is early – 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. February 11th – at the West Side Irish American Club. Why not test your luck while helping raise money for scholarships.

dan-and-timAll profits go towards scholarships for the OFHS Class of 2017. The  night includes games, such as big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and a 50/50 raffle, side boards and more with a cash bar and refreshments by Angelina’s Pizza.  Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  All 21 and older are welcome!  To see the flier, click HERE.


 POST PROM OFFERS TWO UPCOMING DINING FUNDRAISERS

Post Prom 2017 graphicPlease participate in these awesome fundraisers if you can and share these opportunities with your family and friends:

t-shirt-quilt-raffleT-shirt Quilt Raffle

Take chances to win a quilt made from your child’s school/athletic/vacation T-shirts. It would make a great birthday or graduation gift. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The winner has a choice of a quilt chosen from various sizes that would include from nine to 12 shirts. To buy tickets, text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145. To see a flier, click HERE.

Pick 3 Raffle Drawing

  • daily-pick-3Ohio Pick 3:  Evening drawings, held Monday-Friday, will take place in January, February, and March 2017
  • Exact Pick 3 number will win you $50.00. To see a flyer, click HERE.
  • $10 per month/ticket -or- all three months for $25
  • For information contact Anita Greller at 216-894-0111

olmsted-falls-bob-evansBob Evans Community Fundraiser

  • Dine at the North Olmsted’s Bob Evans Community Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. January 18th.
  • It will donate 15 percent when you present the flier, which is available by clicking HERE.

suds-dine-and-triviaSuds Maguire’s Bar & Grill Dine & Trivia Night

  • Dine from 11 a.m. to midnight January 24th at Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill on Bagley Road. 
  • Just mention Post Prom when ordering or placing a take out.  There also is a trivia contest.  For the flier, click HERE.

To keep up-to-date on important information:

Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017
Questions can be directed to: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com


IT’S SUPER BOWL HOAGIE TIME!

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

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

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

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



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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

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


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

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

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


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

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

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

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


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VISION

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

MISSION

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

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – December 20, 2016

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winter_breakIT’S WINTER BREAK!

The Olmsted Falls City School District’s winter break officially began with the end of today’s classes.  Classes will resume Tuesday, January 3rd.

This is the final blog for the 2016 calendar year.  Look for the next one appearing during the first week of school in January 2017.

Happy Holidays and best wishes in the New Year to our students, staff, administration and community.  Enjoy the break!


CONGRATS! FALLS-LENOX IS FOX 8’S COOL SCHOOL

cool-schoolsFalls-Lenox Primary School was the winner in last week’s Fox 8 Cool School voting. Thanks to all of those who personally voted and helped spread the word to others!

The Falls-Lenox Cool School story will be the first Cool School featured in the new year. It is scheduled to air Thursday, January 5th, between 6:30-6:50 a.m It will run again that Thursday afternoon during the Fox 8 4 p.m. newscast. It also will be posted on the Fox 8 website. Be sure to mark your 2017 calendars to tune in!


POLARIS WILL HAVE CLASSES TOMORROW – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

school busStudents attending Polaris Career Center will have classes Wednesday, December 21st although OFHS will be closed that day to begin winter break.

Only transfer buses will run to and from Polaris that day. Polaris students will receive a handout with the schedule.  The transfer bus schedule is as follows:

A.M. – Transfer #89 departs from OFHS at 7:05 a.m.  Bus #85 will return them to OFHS at 11:10 a.m.

P.M. – Transfer #88 departs from OFHS at 10:50 a.m. Bus #89 will return them to OFHS at 2:40 p.m.


2 OFHS STUDENTS HIGHLIGHTED IN LOCAL NEWSPAPER

2016-12-20-15_01_38-t3-performance-performers-of-the-week-for-dec-16OFHS students Sarah Balfour and Eric Hanna were recently featured in the Morning Journal’s T3 Performance Performers of the Week.

Sarah, a junior, scored 14 points against Avon and had two assists and four rebounds.  She also scored 27 points in the victory over Westlake, including the guard’s game-tying and winning free throws.

Eric, a sophomore and also a guard, scored 32 points, including six 3-pointers, four assists, three rebounds and four steals against conference rivals Westlake and Lakewood.

To view the newspaper article, click HERE.


MANY FAMILIES PARTICIPATED IN ECC’S LITERACY NIGHT

20161208_184500The Early Childhood Center sponsored a Literacy Night December 8th.  Those participating included 80 families, preschool and Kindergarten, who joined us for the following activities:

  • Supporting New Readers with Mrs. B
  • Tech Talk and Tips with Mrs. Carlin
  • Sue Grame’s resource table from the Olmsted Falls Public Library
  • Gingerbread Playdough
  • Shared reading of the Gingerbread Boy story followed by retelling bracelet
  • Gingerbread poems and songs eccimg_00371
  • Literacy Games to practice letters, sounds and sight words
  • Make-and-Take gingerbread book and games
  • Sensory Trail – Run! Run! As Fast as you Can!\
  • Gingerbread photo opportunity with gingerbread house and cut-outs for faces

Everyone enjoyed such an educational and fun evening!  To view more photos from the ECC Literacy Night, please click HERE.


OFCS TEACHER CHOSEN AS TEACHER OF THE WEEK

asher_brianCongratulations to OFHS Intervention Specialist Mr. Brian Asher!

Mr. Asher was nominated by a student and was chosen to be the featured WEWS Teacher of the Week.

The newscast will air his segment during the 5 p.m. show January 2nd.

Be sure to tune mark your calendars and tune in to channel 5!  Also, if you see Mr. Asher, be sure to congratulate him!


ofeadriveBULLDOG TEACHERS LEND SUPPORT TO LOCAL FOOD PANTRY

The Olmsted Falls Education Association (OFEA) recently organized a toiletry and paper products drive to benefit the food pantry in Olmsted Falls.

Teachers across the district participated and collected 350+ items.

These donations will last the pantry until early spring!


MEET THIS MONTH’S ECC HEALTHY HERO

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ECC student Lauren Kunkle is this month’s Healthy Hero.

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 a $5 gift card to an area store.  Congrats, Lauren.

Pictured here with Lauren are her parents, nurse Carol and Principal Melinda Brunner.


OFHS BUSINESS STUDENTS ENJOY SURPRISE PIZZA PARTY

pizzapicOFHS Teacher Dena Kotz’s Business Principles class received a surprise lunch Monday.

They recently participated in the Young Entrepreneur “Teen Pitch Tank contest.”  Its director contacted a local eatery and ordered pizza for the entire class during their final exams Monday!

Their teacher is proud they accomplished so much in a very short semester class.


TODAY – TUESDAY – IS LAST DAY TO ORDER YOUR HELPING HANDS 3ELOVE SHIRTS

elove-new-logoThe annual Helping Hands 3elove shirt fundraiser is open and accepting orders.  Choose items with the NEW DESIGN or choose ANYTHING from the website to contribute to the fundraiser.

Orders are being taken online only through TODAY, Tuesday, December 20th. Orders will be delivered in time for “Disability Awareness Week,” which is January 9, 2017. Go to www.3elove.com/ofcs to place your order.

Use the code OFCSFreeShip to ship your order free to Mariel Krakowiak.  Include your name and building on the “company” line when you place your order, i.e., Krakowiak-IS. Using the code OFCSDirect means you pay for shipping directly to your home.

NOTE: You will be asked to enter your own address during checkout, but the code you enter will let them know where to ship it!  Thank you.


THE ANNUAL OFHS BASEBALL WINTER SKILLS CAMP IS THIS THURSDAY

baseball2cjpg-9e254f0fa2cc45ad_largeCome join the Olmsted Falls Varsity Baseball program for a day of valuable baseball knowledge and fun. This ONE DAY skills camp will consist of fundamentals in hitting, fielding, throwing, pitching, catching, and base­ running. Campers should wear tennis shoes and bring their baseball gloves, bats, helmets, etc. (if they have them).

Instructors will include the High School Coaching Staff, current players and former Bulldog players. If you have any questions, contact the Olmsted Community Center office at 440­427­1599 or email Office@olmstedcc.com.

Date: THURSDAY December 22nd (GRADES 3-8)

Time: 12:00 ­ 3:30

Where: Olmsted Falls High School
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Cost: $35.00 (includes Dri­Fit T­-Shirt)

To Register Online: at www.olmstedcc.com

To Register by Mail / In person: FILL OUT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE and return to Olmsted Community Center, 8170 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
Make checks payable to: Olmsted Community Center

NO Deadline: HOWEVER, register by December 12th to guarantee T­shirt and size availability. Late registrants will ALWAYS be accepted but T-shirt & size not guaranteed.

PLEASE CHECK TWITTER.COM/OFBASEBALL for updates!!!


WEAR SUPPORTING COLORS DURING ‘CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES WEEK’

difference-weekEach day of the district’s “Celebrating Difference Week,” which is set for January 9th through January 13th, will focus on various differences, which have a color theme. The week is also known as disAbility Awareness Week.  The kick-off event begins at the OFHS varsity boys basketball game January 6th.

The following are the days and their designated colors:

Monday – Purple to support Rett Syndrome, ADHD, & Anti-gay bullying.

Tuesday – Blue to support Downs Syndrome, Autism, & Anti-Bullying.

Wednesday – Red/Maroon to support Rare or Misdiagnosed Diseases. Thursday -Teal/Green to support Anxiety disorder & Mental Health disorders.

Friday- Bulldog wear/3elove wear to support all of our bulldogs with differences!

There also will be specific events/activities occurring in each building that week. Go the calendar found HERE to see each building’s plans.


OFCS INFORMATION RE: WEATHER-RELATED SCHOOL CLOSURES / NOTIFICATIONS

upside down snowmanEach year, with the arrival of winter, we receive a number of questions regarding the cancellation of school due to inclement weather conditions (“snow days”).  To review an outline about some of the guidelines and procedures used by Olmsted Falls City School District when determining if schools should be closed due to inclement weather, please click HERE.

NOTIFICATIONS School closure information for OFCS will be communicated in this order:  1) via Twitter (follow @OFCSDistrict and @OFCSsuper), 2) via the OFCS voice/email/text alert system*, 3) via OFCS blog/Facebook/website, and 4) via local tv/radio news stations.

alertsolutions* REMINDER:  The OFCS alert system (powered by Alert Solutions and PowerSchool) will automatically call the home and cell phone numbers associated with each student, and automatically send emails as well.  Text messages are only sent to those who have opted-in to receive them.  OFCS Parents have the ability to set personal preferences as to how they would like to receive communications regarding school closures.

To review and, if needed, adjust your parent communication settings specifically for school closures, please follow these simple steps: 

  1. Login to your existing PowerSchool Parent Account.
  2. Click on the “Alert Solutions 2” link located in the lower left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the “Contact Preference” tab, then scroll down to the “School Closure” section to adjust communication preferences accordingly. (To delete a contact:  Click on the “x” by any contact number or email to delete from “School Closure” category. To add a contact: Drag and drop from available Phone/Email/Sms(text) contact information at the top of the screen.)

Please Note:

  • In order to receive TEXT (SMS) messages from OFCS, parents must opt-in by first adding the phone number(s) for texting under the “Subscriber Information” tab. You can then return to the “Contact Preferences” tab to drag and drop the phone numbers for texting (SMS) down into the School Closure section.
  • Also, communication preference changes need to be made separately for each individual student linked under your PowerSchool parent account.  Once you have completed the preference updates for your first student, simply click on the name of your next student at the top of the screen and follow above outlined steps again for that student.

LATEST NEWS FROM POST PROM:  

Post Prom 2017 graphicPlease participate in these awesome fundraisers if you can and share these opportunities with your family and friends:

t-shirt-quilt-raffleT-shirt Quilt Raffle

Take chances to win a quilt made from your child’s school/athletic/vacation T-shirts. It would make a great birthday or graduation gift. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The winner has a choice of a quilt chosen from various sizes that would include from nine to 12 shirts. To buy tickets, text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145. To see a flier, click HERE.

Pick 3 Raffle Drawing

  • daily-pick-3Ohio Pick 3:  Evening drawings, held Monday-Friday, will take place in January, February, and March 2017
  • Exact Pick 3 number will win you $50.00. To see a flyer, click HERE.
  • $10 per month/ticket -or- all three months for $25
  • For information contact Anita Greller at 216-894-0111

To keep up-to-date on important information:

Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017
Questions can be directed to: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



 FREE COMMUNITY SOFTBALL CLINIC FOR GIRLS AGES 5-12 – DECEMBER 28TH

softball girlOlmsted Falls High School and OGFPA will present a FREE softball clinic for current 5yr-12yr girls in the Olmsted Falls School District.  The clinic will take place Wednesday, Dec. 28th from 12-2 pm, with pizza served after.  The clinic will be held in the Olmsted Falls High School Gym.

Please sign up through Sign-up Genius at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548aeac23a4f58-free
or type in search bar: http://bit.ly/2h7IIP7.

Come out and learn age appropriate fundamentals of pitching, hitting, fielding 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!  To download the official clinic flyer, please click HERE.


OLMSTED FALLS LACROSSE INFO NIGHT IS JANUARY 5TH

Lacrosse Bulldog logoLearn more about the growing sport of lacrosse at the Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Information Night & Registration for Girls & Boys grades K-8. It is set for 6-7 p.m. January 5th in the OFMS cafetorium.

The meeting will cover the program’s mission and goals, practice and game schedules, registration fees and fundraiser. Indoor sessions begin in February and the outdoor Spring Season begins in mid March. To download the Information Night flier, click HERE.

You can also register by clicking HERE.  Send questions to olmstedfallslacrosse@yahoo.com or call 440-724-5727.

For details on the girls program, call Joe Wagner, 440-458-2991 for those in grades 4-6 and Mark Heinrich, 216-246-3809 for those in grades 7-8.


 OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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

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


baseball_glove_or_mitt_with_baseball_and_a_baseball_bat_0071-0901-2001-1623_SMUSIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

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

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

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

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

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


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VISION

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

MISSION

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

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – December 14, 2016

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HAVE YOU VOTED YET?  VOTING FOR FALLS-LENOX AS FOX 8 ‘COOL SCHOOL’ CLOSES TOMORROW AT 5:59 A.M.

cool-schoolsFalls-Lenox Primary School is one of three area schools competing for Fox 8 Cleveland AM Show’s “Cool School” of the week!

The contest ends at 5:59 a.m Thursday! That is TOMORROW A.M.!! 

Help Falls-Lenox hold on to its current first place spot by voting NOW – TONIGHT!!  

Click HERE to vote for Falls-Lenox as this week’s Cool School!


WINTER BREAK  BEGINS NEXT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

winter_break_headerWe will soon say “goodbye” to  2016 and “hello” to 2017.

Winter Break starts next Wednesday, December 21st and runs through Monday, January 2nd.

School resumes Tuesday, January 3rd.


POLARIS WILL HAVE CLASSES WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

school busStudents attending Polaris Career Center will have classes Wednesday, December 21st although OFHS will be closed that day to begin winter break.

Only transfer buses will run to and from Polaris that day. Polaris students will receive a handout with the schedule.  The transfer bus schedule is as follows:

A.M. – Transfer #89 departs from OFHS at 7:05 a.m.  Bus #85 will return them to OFHS at 11:10 a.m.

P.M. – Transfer #88 departs from OFHS at 10:50 a.m. Bus #89 will return them to OFHS at 2:40 p.m.


MANY RETIREES ATTEND OFCS RETIRED STAFF HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

retired-staff-holiday-3retired-staff-holiday2The Olmsted Falls Retired Staff Holiday Luncheon was celebrated December 6th at OFIS. Many former staff members came out to enjoy a delicious meal that the OFCS Food Service staff prepared.

The fifth-grade choir performed some holiday favorites and the fourth- and fifth-grade Ambassadors acted as greeters and servers for the event.  OFHS students from Mr. Yurmanovich’s and Ms. Stanton’s classes also helped to serve lunch to our special guests. All of the student helpers did a great job!  Schuster’s Westview Gardens  provided the poinsettias for this annual holiday tradition.

Thanks to all who helped make it so special each year.  To view a photo gallery of the event, click HERE.


SPECIAL THANKS TO SUPPORTERS OF OFHS STUDENT COUNCIL FOOD DRIVE

ofhs-food-drive-home-roomThe annual OFHS Student Council Holiday Food Drive collected 4,957 items, raising the overall 11-year total to 27,110. The items were donated to the Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Township food bank.

Congrats to the classes of Ed August, Katrina Muzingo and Matt Celaschi who won the Panera breakfast with the highest average-per student of 12.1 collected.  Sean Pellerite’s class was second, 1,640 items and a virtual tie for third – Justin Zrenner class, 888 and Jenell Hughes’, 868. They will all receive Dunkin Donuts next month.

A special thanks to Chris Kemock for allowing the storage of food in the Media Center and John Stover, who found tons of empty boxes and extra tables to hold the items.

Student Council members helped load and then unload the food at the Food Bank.


CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART GIVES KITS TO GRADE 3 STUDENTS

create-it-kitFalls-Lenox third graders received “Create It Kits” from the Cleveland Museum of Art as one of the final celebrations of the museum’s centennial.

The kits are in partnership with Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the city of Cleveland and United Way of Greater Cleveland and given to all county grade 3 students.

Research shows art can teach children problem solving, creative thinking and literacy skills.  Each kit, which is designed to inspire students to discover their ‘inner artist,’ includes:

  • A free children’s “Art Explorer” membership to the museum
  • Art supplies
  • Get Creative, a custom-made sketchbook with art-making prompts
  • Five Collection Cards designed to engage students with objects in the museum’s collection
  • DIY green glasses inspired by the museum’s beloved “Portrait of Nathaniel Olds” by Jeptha Homer Wade.

ACADEMIC TEAMS GATHER @ OFMS FOR ANNUAL TOURNAMENT

academic-team-1academic-team-2 This past weekend, the Academic Team hosted the annual T.R.A.S.H. (pop culture) tournament at the OFMS.

There were 36 schools that participated in the event, including OFMS and OFHS Academic Teams.  OFHS made it to the playoffs.  The winning team was Streetsboro High School.

A huge thank you to the Academic Boosters and parents for reading and running concessions.  Thank you to Mrs. Carlin, Mr. Vas, Mr. Gaba, Ms. Hawks, Ms. Byndas, Mrs. Benn, and Ms. Stanton for running a great tournament.


STUFF THE BUS FOOD DRIVE RECEIVES MANY DONATIONS

stuff-bus-2stuff-bus-3The Transportation Department finished its annual “Stuff the Bus” event this past Saturday at Falls-Lenox.

More than 1,900 items in total were donated from our staff along with donations from local community members who graciously contributed to the drive. The cache was delivered to our local Christians in Action and will be made available to local families as needed throughout the year.

It was great to have a large number of the Transportation staff participate in this annual event offering donations, printing flyers, painting signs, organizing/collecting food, and making our final delivery.


OFCS INFORMATION RE: WEATHER-RELATED SCHOOL CLOSURES / NOTIFICATIONS

upside down snowmanEach year, with the arrival of winter, we receive a number of questions regarding the cancellation of school due to inclement weather conditions (“snow days”).  To review an outline about some of the guidelines and procedures used by Olmsted Falls City School District when determining if schools should be closed due to inclement weather, please click HERE.

NOTIFICATIONS School closure information for OFCS will be communicated in this order:  1) via Twitter (follow @OFCSDistrict and @OFCSsuper), 2) via the OFCS voice/email/text alert system*, 3) via OFCS blog/Facebook/website, and 4) via local tv/radio news stations.

alertsolutions* REMINDER:  The OFCS alert system (powered by Alert Solutions and PowerSchool) will automatically call the home and cell phone numbers associated with each student, and automatically send emails as well.  Text messages are only sent to those who have opted-in to receive them.  OFCS Parents have the ability to set personal preferences as to how they would like to receive communications regarding school closures.

To review and, if needed, adjust your parent communication settings specifically for school closures, please follow these simple steps: 

  1. Login to your existing PowerSchool Parent Account.
  2. Click on the “Alert Solutions 2” link located in the lower left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the “Contact Preference” tab, then scroll down to the “School Closure” section to adjust communication preferences accordingly. (To delete a contact:  Click on the “x” by any contact number or email to delete from “School Closure” category. To add a contact: Drag and drop from available Phone/Email/Sms(text) contact information at the top of the screen.)

Please Note:

  • In order to receive TEXT (SMS) messages from OFCS, parents must opt-in by first adding the phone number(s) for texting under the “Subscriber Information” tab. You can then return to the “Contact Preferences” tab to drag and drop the phone numbers for texting (SMS) down into the School Closure section.
  • Also, communication preference changes need to be made separately for each individual student linked under your PowerSchool parent account.  Once you have completed the preference updates for your first student, simply click on the name of your next student at the top of the screen and follow above outlined steps again for that student.

ORDER YOUR HELPING HANDS 3ELOVE SHIRTS NOW

elove-new-logoThe annual Helping Hands 3elove shirt fundraiser is open and accepting orders.  Choose items with the NEW DESIGN or choose ANYTHING from the website to contribute to the fundraiser.

Orders are being taken online only through Tuesday, December 20th. Orders will be delivered in time for “Disability Awareness Week,” which is January 9, 2017. Go to www.3elove.com/ofcs to place your order.

Use the code OFCSFreeShip to ship your order free to Mariel Krakowiak.  Include your name and building on the “company” line when you place your order, i.e., Krakowiak-IS. Using the code OFCSDirect means you pay for shipping directly to your home.

NOTE: You will be asked to enter your own address during checkout, but the code you enter will let them know where to ship it!  Thank you.


LATEST NEWS FROM POST PROM:  

Post Prom 2017 graphicPlease participate in these awesome fundraisers if you can and share these opportunities with your family and friends:

t-shirt-quilt-raffleT-shirt Quilt Raffle

Take chances to win a quilt made from your child’s school/athletic/vacation T-shirts. It would make a great birthday or graduation gift. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The winner has a choice of a quilt chosen from various sizes that would include from nine to 12 shirts. To buy tickets, text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145. To see a flier, click HERE.

Pick 3 Raffle Drawing

  • daily-pick-3Ohio Pick 3:  Evening drawings, held Monday-Friday, will take place in January, February, and March 2017
  • Exact Pick 3 number will win you $50.00. To see a flyer, click HERE.
  • $10 per month/ticket -or- all three months for $25
  • For information contact Anita Greller at 216-894-0111

To keep up-to-date on important information:

Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017
Questions can be directed to: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com


poinsettiaPOINSETTIA SALE’S FINAL DELIVERY IS THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

The 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. The final delivery date is December 15th.

To download an order form, click HERE.  The sale ends December 15th.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



FREE COMMUNITY SOFTBALL CLINIC FOR GIRLS AGES 5-12 – DECEMBER 28TH

softball girlOlmsted Falls High School and OGFPA will present a FREE softball clinic for current 5yr-12yr girls in the Olmsted Falls School District.  The clinic will take place Wednesday, Dec. 28th from 12-2 pm, with pizza served after.  The clinic will be held in the Olmsted Falls High School Gym.

Please sign up through Sign-up Genius at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548aeac23a4f58-free
or type in search bar: http://bit.ly/2h7IIP7.

Come out and learn age appropriate fundamentals of pitching, hitting, fielding 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!  To download the official clinic flyer, please click HERE.


OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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

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


OLMSTED FALLS LACROSSE INFO NIGHT IS JANUARY 5TH

Lacrosse Bulldog logoLearn more about the growing sport of lacrosse at the Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Information Night & Registration for Girls & Boys grades K-8. It is set for 6-7 p.m. January 5th in the OFMS cafetorium.

The meeting will cover the program’s mission and goals, practice and game schedules, registration fees and fundraiser. Indoor sessions begin in February and the outdoor Spring Season begins in mid March. To download the Information Night flier, click HERE.

You can also register by clicking HERE.  Send questions to olmstedfallslacrosse@yahoo.com or call 440-724-5727.

For details on the girls program, call Joe Wagner, 440-458-2991 for those in grades 4-6 and Mark Heinrich, 216-246-3809 for those in grades 7-8.


baseball_glove_or_mitt_with_baseball_and_a_baseball_bat_0071-0901-2001-1623_SMUSIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

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

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

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

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

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


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VISION

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

MISSION

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

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – December 9, 2016

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STUDENTS IN GRADE K-8 PARTICIPATE IN GLOBAL HOUR OF CODE EVENT 

ViviLnkThis week students in grades K-8 participated in an Hour of Code activity.  The Hour of Code is a global movement to encourage students to learn more about Computer Science and delve into the world of computer programming. Some of the activities included Run Marco; Star Wars; Minecraft; Lightbot and Coding with Scratch.

img_1742A special thanks to the 30 Olmsted Falls High School Computer Science students who helped facilitate coding activities at the Middle School and  to Mrs. Krock and the SWAT (Students Working to Advance Technology) team from Olmsted Falls Intermediate School, who taught the Kindergarten students how to code using Run Marco. We hope that this opportunity will inspire students to continue to learn more about coding and computer science.

For more information and additional tutorials visit www.code.org.  The district technology website also has links to various coding activities that students used this week; visit bit.ly/OFCS_coding.

To view a photo gallery showing many students participating, please click HERE.


OFHS THANKS COMMUNITY DONORS AT ANNUAL LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

Olmsted Falls High School held its annual Local Scholarship Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, Dec. 2nd in the school’s Media Center. Highlights  included a buffet breakfast and special holiday performance by the school’s always impressive Golden Expressions singing group.

Guests also were treated to a series of video thank you messages from several Bulldog alumni who were recipients of generous scholarships last year including Jennifer Bertrand (currently attending The Ohio State University),  Zachary Buchta (currently attending Vanderbilt University), dsc_0634Leah Russo (currently attending The Ohio State University), and Mallory Taylor (currently attending Ohio Northern University).  Thank you to each of these Bulldog alums for adding this personal element to this year’s Appreciation Breakfast.  To view their video messages, please click HERE.

Many 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, $113,205 in local scholarship funds were awarded to students in the Class of 2016. Eighty-two local sponsors awarded a total of 225 scholarships to graduating seniors this year.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor in the 2017 OFHS Local Scholarship Program, please contact Sandy Smith at 427-6116.

Thank you again to all of our 2016 local scholarship sponsors!  Olmsted Falls School District sincerely appreciates your valuable contributions to our students’ futures!


SUPER ATTENDANCE AT FL/ECC PTA BREAKFAST BUDDIES

Breakfast Buddies

dscn2650The Falls-Lenox and ECC PTA hosted their two-day Breakfast Buddies event during the last week in November.

It proved to be a success, having an incredible turnout with lots of fun, laughter and donuts.

A big Thank You to the PTA for hosting this event!


christmas_musicFINAL HOLIDAY SCHOOL PERFORMANCE IS THIS TUESDAY

The last holiday musical program in the OF school district is Tuesday, December 13th.  It includes the OFIS grade 5 beginning band and the OFMS grade 6 bands. Please join the district in celebrating this season and students musical talents.


OFIS CLASSROOM SCIENCE FAIR

img_7984img_7970Mrs. Zahorchak’s classroom was buzzing with energy and excitement during last month’s Monarch Room Science Fair.   The Science Fair was a fun way for students to apply what they have been learning and share it! Students picked a project, asked a question, collected data by running the experiment, and answered their question with the results of their data.  

A steady stream of visitors streamed through the Monarch Room throughout the day.  Students enjoyed sharing results with fellow students, family members, teachers and administrators!

To view additional photos from the Monarch Room Science Fair, please click HERE.


OFHS JUNIOR WINS WINTER CARD CONTEST

winning-winter-cardofhs-card-winnerCongratulations to OFHS junior Ashley Michney, local winner of the 2016 Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Winter Card contest.  Her artwork was chosen from more than 60 entries.

Ashley created her vibrant, light-hearted snowmen picture with markers and chalk pastels. She loves drawing and painting. Ashley is now learning to create art with her opposite hand, due to an injury.  Way to go, Ashley.


OFCS INFORMATION RE: WEATHER-RELATED SCHOOL CLOSURES / NOTIFICATIONS

upside down snowmanEach year, with the arrival of winter, we receive a number of questions regarding the cancellation of school due to inclement weather conditions (“snow days”).  To review an outline about some of the guidelines and procedures used by Olmsted Falls City School District when determining if schools should be closed due to inclement weather, please click HERE.

NOTIFICATIONS School closure information for OFCS will be communicated in this order:  1) via Twitter (follow @OFCSDistrict and @OFCSsuper), 2) via the OFCS voice/email/text alert system*, 3) via OFCS blog/Facebook/website, and 4) via local tv/radio news stations.

alertsolutions* REMINDER:  The OFCS alert system (powered by Alert Solutions and PowerSchool) will automatically call the home and cell phone numbers associated with each student, and automatically send emails as well.  Text messages are only sent to those who have opted-in to receive them.  OFCS Parents have the ability to set personal preferences as to how they would like to receive communications regarding school closures.

To review and, if needed, adjust your parent communication settings specifically for school closures, please follow these simple steps: 

  1. Login to your existing PowerSchool Parent Account.
  2. Click on the “Alert Solutions 2” link located in the lower left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the “Contact Preference” tab, then scroll down to the “School Closure” section to adjust communication preferences accordingly. (To delete a contact:  Click on the “x” by any contact number or email to delete from “School Closure” category. To add a contact: Drag and drop from available Phone/Email/Sms(text) contact information at the top of the screen.)

Please Note:

  • In order to receive TEXT (SMS) messages from OFCS, parents must opt-in by first adding the phone number(s) for texting under the “Subscriber Information” tab. You can then return to the “Contact Preferences” tab to drag and drop the phone numbers for texting (SMS) down into the School Closure section.
  • Also, communication preference changes need to be made separately for each individual student linked under your PowerSchool parent account.  Once you have completed the preference updates for your first student, simply click on the name of your next student at the top of the screen and follow above outlined steps again for that student.

POLARIS WILL HAVE CLASSES WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

school busStudents attending Polaris Career Center will have classes Wednesday, December 21ST although OFHS will be closed that day to begin winter break.

Only transfer buses will run to and from Polaris that day. Students will receive handout schedule soon.  The schedule is:

A.M. – Transfer #89 departs from OFHS at 7:05 a.m.  Bus #85 will return them to OFHS at 11:10 a.m.

P.M. – Transfer #88 departs from OFHS at 10:50 a.m. Bus #89 will return them to OFHS at 2:40 p.m.


DEADLINE TO DIVE INTO THE OFHS HONEYBAKED HAM SALE IS TODAY- FRIDAY

holiday hamToday, Friday, is the final day to order hams, turkeys, gift cards and other items through the OFHS Bulldog Swim & Dive Team annual HoneyBaked Ham sale for the holidays.  Order various items through the team and it will receive 20 percent of sales to help pay for pool swim time.  No standing in long retail lines – just pick up your items from 5:30-7 p.m. December 16th at the high school.  For more information, call Anita Greller, 440-793-6405.

To download a flier, click HERE.


charleston-wrap-logo-pixTHIS AFTERNOON – FRIDAY, DEC. 9TH – IS FINAL PICKUP TIME FOR OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER

Orders are in the for Olmsted Falls Intermediate School PTA Charleston Wrap fundraiser.

The final pick up is from 3-5 p.m. TODAY, Friday, December 9th in the OFIS cafeteria.


BULLDOG SPORTSWEAR GEAR ON SALE THIS SATURDAY – DECEMBER 10TH

Bulldog shirt Olmsted Falls Athletic boostersLooking for some Bulldog hats, hoodies and other items to  give to your children – or yourself?  The Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters has its Sportswear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday – tomorrow – at the high school.

There are lots of new items to purchase for your Christmas list.  Sizes ranges from infants through adults.  Our Bulldog cheerleaders will gladly wrap the items for free.


ATTN: OFHS STUDENTS – FINAL EVENT HIGHLIGHTING ENGINEERING IN COLLEGE THIS SATURDAY

engineer-4_fThe University of Akron offers students and their families an event this Saturday that features engineering as a college major.

On December 10th, it will feature Women in Engineering Visit Day.  Students will learn more about Akron’s engineering majors, co-op program, tour the College of Engineering with faculty and meet with current students. They also will have a chance to ask questions of advisors and learn more about the support services to help students succeed.

To view a flyer of the engineering visit day, click HERE.


OFCS TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TO HOLD ANNUAL STUFF THE BUS EVENT – THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 10TH

Come and help the Olmsted Falls Transportation Department fill a school bus with non-perishable food items for our local families.

stuffthebusSaturday, December 10, 2016
Falls/Lenox Elementary School
Front (loop) Drive
8 a.m – 1 p.m.

All donations/collections will be donated to a local Food Pantry that provides for all of our community families in need.

To download the official Stuff the Bus event flyer, please click HERE.


Masquers LogoMASQUERS/FORENSICS PATRON MEETING THIS MONDAY, DEC. 12TH

The next meeting of the Olmsted Falls Masquers & Forensics Patrons is this Monday, December 12th.

Please join the group at 6:30 p.m. in the high school room W3 – the  choir room.


READ LATEST OFMA NEWSLETTER HERE

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The Olmsted Falls Music Association’s December newsletter may be read by clicking HERE.  It is full of news, including a big thank you who made the previous Stuff the Bus a big success, recent performances of students of all ages and important dates.

The group’s next meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 14th in the OFHS.

 


ORDER YOUR HELPING HANDS 3ELOVE SHIRTS NOW

elove-new-logoThe annual Helping Hands 3elove shirt fundraiser is open and accepting orders.  Choose items with the NEW DESIGN or choose ANYTHING from the website to contribute to the fundraiser.

Orders are being taken online only through Tuesday, December 20th. Orders will be delivered in time for “Disability Awareness Week,” which is January 9, 2017. Go to www.3elove.com/ofcs to place your order.

Use the code OFCSFreeShip to ship your order free to Mariel Krakowiak.  Include your name and building on the “company” line when you place your order, i.e., Krakowiak-IS. Using the code OFCSDirect means you pay for shipping directly to your home.

NOTE: You will be asked to enter your own address during checkout, but the code you enter will let them know where to ship it!  Thank you.


LATEST NEWS FROM POST PROM:  

Post Prom 2017 graphicOur next meeting is this Wednesday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center.  Please note this meeting date has been moved up one week due to holiday break.

Please attend these awesome fundraisers if you can and share these opportunities with your family and friends:

Pick 3 Raffle Drawing

  • daily-pick-3Ohio Pick 3:  Evening drawings, held Monday-Friday, will take place in January, February, and March 2017
  • Exact Pick 3 number will win you $50.00. To see a flyer, click HERE.
  • $10 per month/ticket -or- all three months for $25
  • For information contact Anita Greller at 216-894-0111

To keep up-to-date on important information:

Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017
Questions can be directed to: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com


poinsettiaPOINSETTIA SALE IN FULL BLOOM THROUGH DECEMBER 15 – NEXT THURSDAY

The 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. The final delivery date is December 15th.

To download an order form, click HERE.  The sale ends December 15th.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS




BOY SCOUT TROOP 201 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE – LAST DAY THIS SATURDAY
christmas-treeReasonable Prices – Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, White Pine & more.
The final sale date is this Saturday, December 10th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  at Schuster’s Greenhouse 9165 Columbia Road, between Bagley and Sprague roads.

LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO HOSTS “STORE WITH NOTHING TO SELL” FOR OLMSTED COMMUNITY  – THIS SATURDAY

Sometimes the best gifts aren’t things but thoughts. This Saturday, Dec. 10, community members can put thoughts to paper and then wrap them up to put under the Christmas tree.  The Store With Nothing To Sell concept was originally presented by Minute Maid (watch the video here: https://youtu.be/3fWyrIoxOjM).  Jen Kanaba, owner of Gengraphics Photography in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, wanted to offer the opportunity here locally.

The idea is for shoppers to write a letter to loved ones detailing all the thoughts they may have never verbalized but certainly feel in their hearts. Gengraphics will offer a few card choices to put pen to paper and will also provide the boxes and wrapping paper to make the gift complete – all free of charge.  If you’d like to create a gift that can’t be bought in a store that has nothing to sell, be sure to stop by Gengraphics Photography, located at 25576 Bagley Rd., this Saturday, Dec. 10 from noon to 4 p.m.


ATTN:  SENIOR CITIZENS!  GOT AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER? YOU MAY BE A WINNER @ JENKINS PLACE SENIOR CENTER CHRISTMAS PARTY ON DEC. 16
ugly-christmas-sweaterWin a prize for having the ugliest Christmas sweater at the Jenkins Place Senior Center Christmas Party from noon to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16.  The party includes food, refreshments and fun. Bring a $10 gift and have fun exchanging. Be sure to RSVP by Dec. 12 by emailing jmcnea@olmstedfalls.com or calling 44-427-2519. The Jenkins Place is in the Olmsted Falls City Hall, 26100 Bagley Road.
To download the official event flyer, please click HERE.

ENTER OLMSTED FALLS BRANCH LIBRARY’S HOLIDAY COOKIE WAR

gingerbread-cookieDate: 12/14/2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Description:

For glory and for fun, battle it out to see who can design the best cookies with frosting and toppings!

Release forms must be filled out by parent/legal guardian to work with food.

Open to grades 5 -12.  To sign up, click HERE


FREE COMMUNITY SOFTBALL CLINIC FOR GIRLS AGES 5-12 – DECEMBER 28TH

softball girlOlmsted Falls High School and OGFPA will present a FREE softball clinic for current 5yr-12yr girls in the Olmsted Falls School District.  The clinic will take place Wednesday, Dec. 28th from 12-2 pm, with pizza served after.  The clinic will be held in the Olmsted Falls High School Gym.

Please sign up through Sign-up Genius at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090548aeac23a4f58-free
or type in search bar: http://bit.ly/2h7IIP7.

Come out and learn age appropriate fundamentals of pitching, hitting, fielding 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!  To download the official clinic flyer, please click HERE.


OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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

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


OLMSTED FALLS LACROSSE INFO NIGHT SET FOR NEXT MONTH

Lacrosse Bulldog logoLearn more about the growing sport of lacrosse at the Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Information Night & Registration for Girls & Boys grades K-8. It is set for 6-7 p.m.,  January 5th in the OFMS cafetorium.

The meeting will cover the program’s mission and goals, practice and game schedules, registration fees and fundraiser.  Indoor sessions begins in February and outdoor, mid March.  To download the Information Night flyer, please click HERE.

Send questions to olmstedfallslacrosse@yahoo.com or call 440-724-5727.


girls-lacrosseSIGN UP NOW FOR 2017 GIRLS LACROSSE SEASON

Winter practice starts February 3rd and runs to June 16th. The cost is $60. The season starts March 3rd, with 10 scheduled games, the last being March 15th.  There are also two tournaments in May. Practices and most games are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Click HERE to download the information flyer.  Register now by clicking HERE.

For more details, call Joe Wagner, 440-458-2991 for those in grades 4-6 and Mark Heinrich, 216-246-3809 for those in grades 7-8.


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

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

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


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VISION

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

MISSION

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

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – November 30, 2016

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UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHOOL PERFORMANCES BEGIN TOMORROW

ofcsd-2016-holiday-performancesThe following is a list of holiday musical programs within the OF school district:

  • Thursday, December 1st, Falls-Lenox 3rd grade program, 6:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., This Old Gingerbread House.
  • Monday, December 5th, OFHS Choral Ensembles, 6:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 6th, OFMS 6th grade choirs, 8th grade boys and girls choirs, Golden Harmonies, 7 p.m. OFMS cafetorium
  • Wednesday, December 7th & Thursday, December 8,OFHS Instrumental Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. each night
  • Tuesday, December 13th, OFIS 5th grade beginning band, OFMS 6th grade bands, time to be announced.

Please join us as we celebrate this season and our students musical talents.


BOARD OF EDUCATION HONORS OFMS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS, PRINCIPAL MARK KURZ

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Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd and Board President Joe Bertrand join OFMS volleyball players and coaches for a photo as the group was honored during the November Board of Education meeting.

At the regular monthly meeting for November, the Olmsted Falls Board of Education honored OFMS volleyball players for their efforts in raising more

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Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd (left) and Board President Joe Bertrand (right) congratulate OFMS Principal Mark Kurz at the November Board meeting.

than $1,000 for breast cancer awareness during the month of October through their enthusiastic sale of pink paper volleyballs.  The girls went above and beyond with this year’s fundraiser, taking the group’s annual effort to support breast cancer awareness month to a whole new level. Well done lady bulldogs!

The Board was also proud to acknowledge OFMS Principal Mark Kurz for his recently receiving the 2016 Ohio Middle Level Regional Award for Student Advocacy.  Principal Kurz was recognized by the Ohio Middle Level Association during the organization’s annual conference in late October.  Olmsted Falls is truly fortunate to have Mr. Kurz at the helm of our middle school!  Congratulations!


L.E.A.D. GROUPS @ OFMS HELP WITHIN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

olmsted-falls-middle-schoolThe L.E.A.D. organizations at Olmsted Falls Middle School started the year off strong helping within our  schools and community. So far this year, members have:

  • attended the Berea Animal Rescue Monster Mutt Dash to help the organization raise the most money it has ever raised in its annual Dash.
  • hosted a new student breakfast to welcome all new OFMS students into the Bulldog community. During this breakfast, members, along with new students, decorated pumpkins and made cards for residents living at Village of the Falls Assistant Living Community.
  • spent a Saturday afternoon personally delivering the pumpkins and the cards to each resident of Villages of the Falls Assistant Living Community.
  • catered and cleaned at Kiwanis’ Annual Pancake Breakfast.
  • worked with Cub Scout members to rake leaves for community members needing assistance.
  • held a fundraiser during OFMS student led conferences to raise $638 for Berea Animal Rescue.
  • held a joint fundraiser with OFIS, where students paid $1 to wear pajamas to school and raised $898 to support the No Kid Hungry Organization that provides food for kids all over the world.
  • catered and cleaned at Kiwanis’ Annual Thanksgiving dinner.

Continue reading the blog to find out about L.E.A.D. organizations’ upcoming community service involvement.   If your child would like to be involved in L.E.A.D., it isn’t too late.   L.E.A.D. (Lead, Educate, Advocate, Do) consists of three student organizations: Builders Club, Helping Hands and Student Council.  If your middle school aged child is interested in joining, please have them join us at our next meeting @ 7:45 a.m. December 6th the OFMS Media Center.


BOARD MEMBERS LEARN MORE ABOUT FUNDAMENTALS INTERVENTION CLASS AT OFMS

img_8227img_8229OFMS School Psychologist Dr. Shannon Goss (left) and Fundamentals Teacher Mrs. Pam Madak (right) made a presentation to Board of Education members at the regular monthly Board meeting in November and shared information about the Fundamentals Intervention Class available for students at the middle school.  The class provides support to students needing extra assistance with their class load and provides valuable intervention and skill building opportunities that help students be more successful all around.

Each month, the Board of Education hears a presentation about different district and building level programs and initiatives.  Thank you again to Dr. Goss, Mrs. Madak and Principal Kurz for sharing information about the Fundamentals Intervention Program this month!


PTA DIRECTORY PROJECTS COMPLETED FOR ECC & FALLS-LENOX

file-folderFalls-Lenox/ECC PTA has compiled its annual Student Directory for the 2016-2017 school year for ECC and Falls-Lenox. These password-protected student directories are now live and can be accessed by going to www.ofcs.net and selecting the building for which you are looking. Then choose the PTA tab from the Quick Links menu and you will see the links to the directories. Passwords were emailed to those who provided their email addresses for ECC and Falls-Lenox.

If you need the password or have a problem, please email Melissa.schwecke@gmail.com.


ofhshockey2016-17BULLDOG HOCKEY ENCOURAGES INVITES FANS TO CHECK OUT SEASON’S SCHEDULE  

bulldog hockeyOlmsted Falls Hockey invites fans to come to the rink and check our this year’s action on the ice!

Any student who attends a home game (at Brooklyn Ice Arena) will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.

To download the Olmsted Falls Hockey 16-17 Schedule, please click HERE.

Let’s Go Bulldogs!!


OFMS SCHOLASTIC FALL BOOK FAIR WAS HUGE SUCCESS

thankyouThe Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center would like to thank  students, parents and staff for all their help and support with the Scholastic Fall Book Fair.  The fair was very successful and the Media Center will be able to purchase new Scholastic books with the profit earned from hosting the fair.

A huge thank you also to the following PTA members who gave up their valuable time to help with the fair: Kerrie Kruichuk, Lori Surtman, Nicole Humphrey, Cindy Purdy, Becky Milligan, Rinda Vas and Lori Long.


ATTN: OFHS STUDENTS – 2 EVENTS HIGHLIGHTING ENGINEERING IN COLLEGE – 1 IS THIS WEEK

engineer-4_fThe University of Akron offers students and their families two events that feature engineering as a college major.

On December 2nd, it will host a College of Engineering Visit Day and Dec. 10, Women in Engineering Visit Day.  At both events, students will learn more about Akron’s engineering majors, co-op program, tour the College of Engineering with faculty and meet with current students. You also will have a chance to ask questions of advisors and learn more about the support services to help students succeed.

To view a flyer of the engineering visit day, click HERE  and HERE for details on the Women in Engineering event.


CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTING “INSTANT DECISION” DAY @ OFHS THIS THURSDAY

Attention Seniors! Would you like to get a college admissions decision within 15 minutes and apply to a college for free?
Cleveland State University will be hosting an Instant Decision Day at OFHS TOMORROW, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST.  A representative from CSU will meet with students interested in attending the college and give them a college admission decision on the spot.  Interested students should make an appointment in the guidance office in person or by calling 440-427-6116.
We hope to see you there!

LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA FOR YOUR STUDENT?  THINK CHROMEBOOK

typing-on-laptop-10064916Christmas wrapped presents Over the past few weeks, several parents have been asking for a recommendation in regards to what type of electronic device would be best for students. With the district’s continued efforts to become technology enabled, all students in grades K-12 have access to Chromebooks at some point during each school day. Based upon OFCS students’ familiarity with the device and their affordability, a Chromebook would be a great home device for students.
Please note that Chromebooks do have some functionality limitations. For students highly involved in gaming, you may want to consider a different type of device.  Click here for Chromebook specifications.

DINE ON MONDAY  @ CHIPOTLE DURING  OLMSTED FALLS PTA COUNCIL FUNDRAISER

chipotle sandwichMake dinner a selfless act by supporting the next fundraiser for Olmsted Falls PTA Council .

Come to the Chipotle at 26420 Great Northern Shop Center in North Olmsted between 5-8 p.m. this Monday, December 5th.  Bring the flyer you will find by clicking HERE, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Olmsted Falls PTA Council.


OFCS TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT TO HOLD ANNUAL STUFF THE BUS EVENT – SAT., DEC. 10TH

Come and help the Olmsted Falls Transportation Department fill a school bus with non-perishable food items for our local families.

stuffthebusSaturday, December 10, 2016
Falls/Lenox Elementary School
Front (loop) Drive
8 a.m – 1 p.m.

All donations/collections will be donated to a local Food Pantry that provides for all of our community families in need.

To download the official Stuff the Bus event flyer, please click HERE.


LATEST NEWS FROM POST PROM:  

ONE-STOP VENDORS NIGHT HOLIDAY SHOPPING FUNDRAISER TONIGHT!!

Post Prom 2017 graphicOur next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center.  Please note this meeting date has been moved up one week due to holiday break.

CURRENT FUNDRAISERS:

TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH from 6-8:30 p.m.

One Stop Holiday Shopping at Vendors Night – Hosted by the 2017 Post Prom Committee.

  • Location:  Olmsted Falls High School Cafeteria – 26939 Bagley Road, Olmsted Falls
  • Join us for some holiday shopping with awesome vendors:  Mary Kay, Keep Collective, Norwex, Thirty-one, Stella & Dot, It Works, Scentsy, The Pampered Chef, Premier Designs, Touchstone Crystals, Tastefully Simple, Moore Images, Jamberry, Yard Party, Handmaiden by Gwen J, Swa-Berry Patch Pastry Chef, Gordana’s Natural Goods, Flip Flop Fun Photography, Lularoe, Gel-Us Body Bath Bombs & Beyond, and more…
  • To view a flier, click HERE.

      Moe’s Southwest Grill moes-ofhs-post-prom

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • 21805 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, OH  44116; (440) 641-0824
  • Present the attached ad and Moe’s Southwest Grill will donate 50% of sales back to Post Prom!  What a generous offer!

Pick 3 Raffle Drawing 

  • daily-pick-3Ohio Pick 3:  Evening drawings, held Monday-Friday, will take place in January, February, and March 2017
  • Exact Pick 3 number will win you $50.00. To see a flyer, click HERE.
  • $10 per month/ticket -or- all three months for $25
  • For information contact Anita Greller at 216-894-0111

To keep up-to-date on important information:

Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017
Questions can be directed to: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com


poinsettiaPOINSETTIA SALE IN FULL BLOOM THROUGH DECEMBER 15TH

The 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. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 8 or Dec. 15.

To download an order form, click HERE.  The sale ends December 15th.

 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



SANTA’S SECRET SHOP THIS SATURDAY
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This Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cub Scout Pack 102 presents Santa’s Secret Shop at Falls-Lenox Primary School. Kids may shop for holiday gifts for family and friends with the help of friendly “elves.” Most items are under $10. A holiday raffle of terrific items including Xbox One gaming system and Vitamixbblender, plus crafts, photo booth, and food are available as well.
Admission is free;all proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102 in Olmsted Falls

BOY SCOUT TROOP 201 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE SALE CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND AND, DEC. 10TH
christmas-treeReasonable Prices – Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, White Pine & more.
The sale dates are December 3th, 4th, and 10th.  Its hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Schuster’s Greenhouse 9165 Columbia Road, between Bagley and Sprague roads.

ATTN:  SENIOR CITIZENS!  GOT AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER? YOU MAY BE A WINNER @ JENKINS PLACE SENIOR CENTER CHRISTMAS PARTY ON DEC. 16
ugly-christmas-sweaterWin a prize for having the ugliest Christmas sweater at the Jenkins Place Senior Center Christmas Party from noon to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16.  The party includes food, refreshments and fun. Bring a $10 gift and have fun exchanging. Be sure to RSVP by Dec. 12 by emailing jmcnea@olmstedfalls.com or calling 44-427-2519. The Jenkins Place is in the Olmsted Falls City Hall, 26100 Bagley Road.
To download the official event flyer, please click HERE.

ENTER OLMSTED FALLS BRANCH LIBRARY’S HOLIDAY COOKIE WAR

gingerbread-cookieDate: 12/14/2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Description:

For glory and for fun, battle it out to see who can design the best cookies with frosting and toppings!

Release forms must be filled out by parent/legal guardian to work with food.

Open to grades 5 -12.  To sign up, click HERE


OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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

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


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

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

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


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VISION

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

MISSION

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

VALUES

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