OFCS Update – August 20, 2016

MARCHING BAND PREVIEW SHOW TONIGHT; KIDS INVITED EARLY TO MARCH W/BAND

2016 Preview Show FlyerOFMA bulldog and noteAttn: Preschoolers to 5th Graders!  You are invited to march with the Pride of Olmsted Falls Bulldog Marching Band ahead of TONIGHT’s PREVIEW SHOW.

Bring your instruments or pom-poms to the practice field (located in front of the high school) TONIGHT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH AT 6:30 P.M.

FOLLOWED BY:

THE BULLDOG MARCHING BAND’S PREVIEW SHOW

7 P.M. @ CHARLES A. HARDING MEMORIAL STADIUM.

PARENTS, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY – ALL INVITED!


STAFF MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS HELP WELCOME STUDENTS BACK TO BUILDINGS

FullSizeRender_2IMG_7652Across the Olmsted Falls School District on Wednesday, August 17th, students in grades 1-12 were welcomed back for the start of the 2016-2017 school year by Bulldog staff members and volunteers.

Friendly faces greeted students as they got off buses and were available to help guide students to their classrooms.

Thanks to all who were on hand to assist – especially our parent volunteers helping out our younger students and our Middle School student WEB leaders who assisted fellow middle school students!

To view additional photos of first week of school arrivals / departures, please click HERE.


OFHS WELCOMES FRESHMEN CLASS WITH NEW ORIENTATION PROGRAM

DSC_0309DSC_0287Freshmen students began their first day of high school by participating in a new orientation program designed to familiarize them with the building, their class schedule and the many opportunities awaiting them at OFHS.  Advisors for the many student extracurricular activities set up tables around the edge of the cafeteria to allow freshmen the opportunity to learn more about activities of interest to them.

Following Freshmen Orientation, all students in grades 9 to 12 were treated to a welcome back cookout served by building administrators, guidance counselors and other staff volunteers.  Students enjoyed burgers, salad, watermelon and a cookie prepared by the District’s awesome food service staff.

To view additional photos from Freshmen Orientation and the OFHS First Day Cookout, please click HERE.


REMINDER: RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION UPDATES WERE DUE BY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR GRADES 1-12

importantAll student information updates and forms for the 2016-2017 school year SHOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETED ONLINE BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL THIS PAST WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH (for students in grades 1-12).  The purpose of this annual update is to verify the information we have on file for your child(ren), allow you the opportunity to make changes if necessary, and submit all required start-of-the-year forms electronically (including Emergency Medical Authorization, Emergency Contacts, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.).   It is very important that we have the most up-to-date and accurate information on each student, and we appreciate your immediate attention to this annual update if you have not yet completed.  
The link to access this online registration system for returning students is located within your PowerSchool Parent Account.  To access your account now, please click HERE.  Once logged in, please click on the “2016-2017 Returning Student Registration” to proceed.

If you need assistant accessing your PowerSchool Parent Account, please contact the school office at your child’s building first thing Monday morning.  For your convenience, following are the office numbers for each school building:

Falls-Lenox Primary School #427-6400

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School #427-6500

Olmsted Falls Middle School  #427-6200

Olmsted Falls High School  #427-6100

Thank you for your time and attention to this important matter, and thank you for your continuing support of Olmsted Falls Schools.


IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES (BY BUILDING)

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August 29th – OFHS Open House @ 7:00 p.m.

OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

September 6th – 8th Grade Parent Night (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

September 7th – 7th Grade Parent Night from (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

OLMSTED FALLS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

August 24th:   Individual School Picture Day

August 24th:   5th Grade Open House  (7:00 p.m.)

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL

August 22nd – 3rd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 23rd – 2nd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 25th – 1st Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

August 22nd:  First Day of Kindergarten (A.M.: 7:55 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; P.M.: 11:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.; FULL DAY: 7:55 a.m.-2:25 p.m.)

August 22nd: Preschool Orientation (A.M. Students: 9:00-10:00 a.m.; P.M. Students: 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Ms. Kay’s Students please attend AM session)

August 23rd:  First Day of Preschool for Students with IEPs

August 30th: First Day of Preschool for Typical Peers


RSVP BY THIS TUESDAY NIGHT FOR ANNUAL HELPING HANDS TAILGATE PARTY

HH logoAll Bulldogs are invited to attend the annual Helping Hands Tailgate on Friday, August 26th.  Bring friend, wear your bulldog gear, and help cheer the Bulldogs on to a victory!  Food and fun from 6-7 p.m.; Varsity football game starts at 7 p.m.

Helping Hands participants and chaperones will sit in the designated bleachers at the south end of the football field. After entering the stadium walk along the path in front of the AWAY bleachers, toward the scoreboard end of the stadium. Look for the tent which will have tables for our food, and tables to sit and eat. We encourage parents of special needs students to attend the game too, especially if this is their first Helping Hands event.  Helping Hands will be providing food and drink for all special needs families this year!

Please RSVP to Mariel Krakowiak at mkrakowiak@ofcs.net by Tuesday, August 23 at 10 pm with the following: Group Name, Number of Adults, Number of Children, and any food restrictions (Helping Hands will try their best to accommodate.)

Please click HERE to download event flyer with additional details.


bulldog hockeyANNUAL OLMSTED FALLS HOCKEY GOLF OUTING SEEKING GOLFERS, SPONSORS

The Olmsted Falls Hockey Team will host its annual golf outing on Saturday, August 27th at Emerald Woods.  Enjoy a day on the golf course and support OFHS Hockey at the same time.  Lunch and dinner served.

For additional information, click HERE to download the event pamphlet.

For sponsorship information, please click HERE.


POST PROM KICKS OFF NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH FUNDRAISER OPPORTUNITIES

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Berea Laser Wash 1425 W. Bagley Rd – Use code “2170” when you get your car washed through August 31st and Post Prom will get $2 back per car wash!  Thanks to all those who have been entering the code all summer long – this simple fundraiser launched July 1st!

PostProm 2017 Blog updated June 5 jewelryBulldog Spirit Bracelets – Now available at the Nifty Dog Shop (25596 Mill St) in Grand Pacific Junction!  Please stop by anytime, they will be available for the next several months.  

These awesome handmade Bulldog Spirit bracelets will also be available for purchase at the Post Prom booth at the Olmsted Falls Varsity Football game on Friday, September 2.  

razzlesWing Night at Razzles – Saturday, September 24, from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  20 ticket includes wings, pizza, beverages, and dessert.  Chinese raffle, side boards, door prizes, music from a local DJ.  Tickets sold at the door or in advance from Shari Zbin, sharizbin@sbcglobal.netPlease email Shari to donate a raffle basket, pick up a raffle basket or items for a raffle basket, and/or to purchase tickets in advance.

To keep up-to-date on important information from the Post Prom Committee:

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


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FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR BOYS & GIRLS GRADES K-6; REGISTER BY AUGUST 30TH

Recreational Flag Football league sponsored by the City of Olmsted Falls for boys and girls begins in September.  This Flag Football league is open to boys & girls in grades K- 6th.  For additional details, please click HERE to download official flyer.  Please Note: Registration deadline has been extended through August 3oth.


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Boys in grades 1 through 5 and their parents/guardians are invited to a Cub Scout Open House on Thursday, September 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Falls Gym at Falls-Lenox Primary School. Meet Cub Scout Packs 102 and 252, learn about what they do, and find out how your son can join the fun! For more information email OFallsPack102@gmail.com or cubscoutmaster252@gmail.com.

 

 

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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 – August 15, 2016

WELCOME BACK WEEK!

OFCS Triple A LogoOlmsted Falls City Schools welcomed back all Bulldog staff members during the annual Opening Day Meeting held in the OFHS auditorium Monday morning.  Agenda items included the introduction of new staff members, the recognition of staff members for years of service to the District, and remarks by Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd, Assistant Superintendent Kelli Cogan and Treasurer Emily Dales.  The District also debuted a new video highlighting what makes Olmsted Falls City Schools such a great place for students and families.  (See below to view it yourself!)

OFCS would like to extend an extra special thank you to the students from the OFHS Marching Band who helped kick-off the annual meeting with some extra Bulldog spirit this morning!

We look forward to welcoming students back to our buildings this Wednesday, August 17th.  Please see list of important back-to-school dates for your child’s building below.

Be sure to follow our regular blog posts throughout the school year to stay up to date on the latest news and information from Olmsted Falls Schools. Please watch for an additional blog later this week dedicated to upcoming district and community events.


NEW VIDEO SHOWCASES OLMSTED FALLS CITY SCHOOLS

Olmsted Falls City Schools is proud to debut the new video below here on our first official blog post of the new 2016-2017 school year.  Simply click on the image below to view the new video on our District website.  We invite you to share the link with family, friends and neighbors.

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MEET OUR NEWEST BULLDOG TEACHERS!

Please join us in welcoming these new Bulldog faces to our buildings!

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Front row (L to R):  Stephanie LaGruth – Falls-Lenox 2nd Grade Teacher; Jessica Hubbard – ECC Kindergarten Teacher; Emily Nagle – OFHS Math Teacher; Leah Grinnell – Middle School Language Arts; Dena Kotz – OFHS Business Teacher; Kelsey Sherman – OFIS Tutor; and Kelsey Mason – OFMS Math Teacher.

Back row (L to R):  Anwar Mustafa – OFMS Tutor; Sarah Shapiro – OFHS Math Teacher; Megan Kauffman – OFMS Physical Education Teacher; Brian Hasenohrl – OFIS Intervention Specialist; Christine Seghy – OFMS/OFHS Spanish Teacher; Sara Nash – ECC/OFIS School Psychologist; and Emma Schlabig – OFMS French Teacher.


AUGUST 2016 SR - FINAL 8-2-16_Page_1OUR SCHOOL REPORT

Look for the latest issue of Our School Report in mailboxes community-wide this week.

For a sneak peek of the August 2016 issue, click HERE.

August 2016 issue highlights include:

  • Why The November Bond Issue Is Needed
  • Current P.I. Funds At Work
  • Bulldog Teachers Engage Students with Innovative Summer Camp

Attn: Bulldog Parents! To view the annual”Back-To School” issue of Our School Report, please click HERE.


LIFELONG LEARNING: OFHS SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER ATTENDS SUMMER AP PSYCHOLOGY INSTITUTE

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Mr. Gibeaut attempts to catch a ball while wearing special goggles that distorted his depth perception during a lesson on Sensation and Perception at the AP Summer Institute in Morgantown, WV.

OFHS Social Studies teacher Tom Gibeaut spent a portion of his summer at University High School in Morgantown, WV, for an AP Psychology Summer Institute.  Mr. Gibeaut was one of a dozen teachers selected to participate in the 4-day workshop focused on an array of new teaching methods directly aligned with several of the units he’ll be covering in the new, year-long AP Psychology course he’ll be teaching at OFHS this school year.

“My experience at the AP Summer Institute was awesome,” said Mr. Gibeaut.  “I look forward to incorporating many of the new methods and ideas I learned into my new AP Psychology course this year.”

Mr. Gibeaut was able to participate in a number of active demonstrations and expand his knowledge of Psychology and ways to present it.  Areas of focus included:  Brain and Behavior; Development; Psychological Disorders; Sensation and Perception; and Research Methods.  OFHS psychology students will definitely benefit from how Mr. Gibeaut spent his summer vacation.


deadline cliparatIMPORTANT REMINDER:  RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED

BY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH

All student information updates and forms for the 2016-2017 school year MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON AUGUST 17TH (for students in grades 1-12).  The purpose of this annual update is to verify the information we have on file for your child(ren), allow you the opportunity to make changes if necessary, and submit all required start-of-the-year forms electronically (Emergency Medical Authorization, Acceptable Technology Use Policy, Permission to Photograph, etc.).
Like last year, the link to access this online registration system for returning students is located within your PowerSchool Parent Account.
TO REVIEW, UPDATE & SUBMIT INFORMATION FOR YOUR STUDENT(S) FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
  1. Login to Your Existing PowerSchool Parent Account at https://psof.nccohio.org/public/home.html
  2. Click on the “RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION 2016-2017″ link located on left side of page
  3. Follow the instructions to review, update and submit all of the information required for the 2016-2017 school year.
  4. IMPORTANT:  If you have more than one child attending Olmsted Falls Schools, you MUST COMPLETE THIS REVIEW/ UPDATE PROCESS FOR EACH STUDENT. Once you have submitted information updates/forms for your first student, simply click on the name of your next student at the top of your PowerSchool Parent Account page, and then click the “Returning Student Registration 2016-2017″ link (on the left) again to begin updating information for your next student.  Any basic information that you may have updated for your first child (i.e. change in address or phone number), should automatically appear in your other student‘s information, so you will not have to retype updates for each child.  Please be sure to complete the process separately for all students in your household.
NOTE TO: PARENTS OF RETURNING STUDENTS IN GRADES 2-12:  All parents of RETURNING students in grades 2-12 have been previously provided with PowerSchool Parent Accounts. IF YOU HAVE MISPLACED YOUR POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCOUNT USERNAME AND/OR PASSWORD, please click the “Having trouble signing in?” link on the PowerSchool Parent Login Page to reset your password and access your account information.
NOTE TO: PARENTS OF RETURNING STUDENTS IN GRADE 1:  All parents of RETURNING students entering first grade should have received PowerSchool Parent Account Set-Up Instructions – including a personalized Access ID and Access Password – in the mail directly from Falls-Lenox Primary School in late July.
NOTE TO: PARENTS OF ALL STUDENTS IN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN:  Beginning this year, parents of all preschool and kindergarten students – both new and returning – will be asked to complete the annual online information review process.  We are now including newly registered preschool and kindergarten students in this process since, for many, student information was initially submitted last spring.  Having you review, update and submit as we begin the new school year ensures that we have the most up-to-date emergency contact and other information on your student.  You will be receiving PowerSchool Parent Account Set-Up Instructions – including a personalized Access ID and Access Password – during your child’s scheduled orientation session.  You will then need to review, update (if needed) and submit your child’s information BEFORE THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL DAY OF SCHOOL.
NOTE TO:  PARENTS OF NEW STUDENTS entering grades 1 through 12 who have been recently registered (for the very first time) in Olmsted Falls School District for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, you will not need to review/update your student‘s information again at this time.  However, you will be receiving PowerSchool Parent Account Set-Up Information directly from your child’s school building for your future use.
Olmsted Falls School District no longer uses paper forms. Any parents/guardians needing access to a computer or assistance with the annual online registration process are encouraged to contact your child’s school building for assistance.  
 
Thank you in advance for your time and attention to important annual information update for your student(s)!

IMPORTANT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DATES (BY BUILDING)

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August 17th – First Day of School:  Freshman Orientation (Freshman ONLY 7:26 a.m. – 9:16 a.m.) / Grades 10-12 LATE START @ 9:16 a.m.

August 29th – OFHS Open House @ 7:00 p.m.

OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 17th – First Day of School

September 6th – 8th Grade Parent Night (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

September 7th – 7th Grade Parent Night from (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

OLMSTED FALLS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

August 17th:   First Day of School

August 18th:   4th Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 24th:   Individual School Picture Day

August 24th:   5th Grade Open House  (7:00 p.m.)

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL

August 17th – First Day of School

August 22nd – 3rd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 23rd – 2nd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 25th – 1st Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

August 17th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. Doyle from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and Mrs. Heinrich from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 18th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. Michaels’ & Mrs. Hubbard’s AM Classes from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and for their PM classed from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 19th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. McKellen & Mrs. Roberto from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and Mrs. Strawser from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 22nd:  First Day of Kindergarten (A.M.: 7:55 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; P.M.: 11:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.; FULL DAY: 7:55 a.m.-2:25 p.m.)

August 22nd: Preschool Orientation (A.M. Students: 9:00-10:00 a.m.; P.M. Students: 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Ms. Kay’s Students please attend AM session)

August 23rd:  First Day of Preschool for Students with IEPs

August 30th: First Day of Preschool for Typical Peers


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OFCS school board members, district and building administrators, student athletes, and others joined the OFHS Marching Band on the winding parade route through Olmsted Falls for the annual Heritage Day parade.  Whether in the parade or watching along the route, fun was had by all in Bulldog Country!  To view photos from this year’s parade, please click HERE.

 


 

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VISION

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

MISSION

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

VALUES

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

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Important Back-To-School Dates

OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

August 12th – Student Schedules Available In PowerSchool

August 17th – First Day of School:  Freshman Orientation (Freshman ONLY 7:26 a.m. – 9:16 a.m.) / Grades 10-12 LATE START @ 9:16 a.m.

August 29th – OFHS Open House @ 7:00 p.m.

 

OLMSTED FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

August 10th – 6th Grade Parent Night (6:45 – 8:00 p.m.)

August 11th – Student Schedules Available In PowerSchool

August 11th – Orientation Program for 7th / 8th Grade Students NEW to OFMS (9:30 – 11:00 a.m.)  This event is for new students only, not for all 7th/8th grade students.

August 11th – Open Campus for all 7th / 8th Grade (12:30 – 3:00 p.m.) – Receive schedules, locker assignments / combinations, load lockers.

August 12th – 6th Grade WEB Orientation (8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.); 6th Grade Open Campus (12:30 – 3:00 p.m.)

August 17th – First Day of School

September 6th – 8th Grade Parent Night (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

September 7th – 7th Grade Parent Night from (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

 
OLMSTED FALLS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

August 5th: Class lists posted online and on OFIS front doors

August 12th:   Open Visitation (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

August 17th:   First Day of School

August 18th:   4th Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 24th:   Individual School Picture Day

August 24th:   5th Grade Open House  (7:00 p.m.)

 

FALLS-LENOX PRIMARY SCHOOL

August 10th – New Parent Information Night

August 11th – Class Lists Posted OnLine and On Front Doors (3:30 p.m.)

August 12th – 1st Grade Visitation (9:00 -10:00 a.m)

August 12th – 2nd Grade Visitation (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)

August 12th – 3rd Grade Visitation (11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.)

August 17th – First Day of School

August 22nd – 3rd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 23rd – 2nd Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

August 25th – 1st Grade Open House (7:00 p.m.)

 

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

August 17th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. Doyle from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and Mrs. Heinrich from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 18th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. Michaels’ & Mrs. Hubbard’s AM Classes from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and for their PM classed from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 19th: Kindergarten Orientation for Mrs. McNelley & Mrs. Roberto from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.; and Mrs. Strawser from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

August 22nd:  First Day of Kindergarten (A.M.: 7:55 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; P.M.: 11:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.; FULL DAY: 7:55 a.m.-2:25 p.m.)

August 22nd: Preschool Orientation (A.M. Students: 9:00-10:00 a.m.; P.M. Students: 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Ms. Kay’s Students please attend AM session)

August 23rd:  First Day of Preschool for Students with IEPs

August 30th: First Day of Preschool for Typical Peers

 

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OFCS Update – June 16, 2016

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FINAL BLOG OF THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Final Concentric+5 Logo Big Dif fontThe final weeks of school have ended,  but there is plenty of news you’ll find right here in the last official blog post of the 2015-16 school year.  Thank you for your patience as we worked to compile this final blog of the year.

We enjoy sharing news from our District with you regularly throughout the school year.

Blog posts will resume in late July to prepare for the 2016-17 school year!

sunThe first day for students in the 2016-17 school year is Aug. 17th.  To download a copy of the 2016-2017 school year calendar, please click HERE.

Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer break!

BOARD PLACES NO ADDITIONAL TAXES BOND ISSUE ON NOVEMBER BALLOT
Bond Issue Supports Modern School Improvements WITHOUT RAISING TAXES
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Olmsted Falls City Schools Board of Education has officially placed a school improvement bond issue on the November 8, 2016 ballot that will not increase taxes to residents. The issue will pay for upgrades to mechanical systems and school renovations so that money will not have to be diverted from the classroom teaching and instruction budget to make vital repairs.

“We have listened to our community and brought an issue before voters that addresses our critical school facility needs without raising taxes to residents,” said Board President Joseph Bertrand. “By law, the money from this issue can only be spent on facilities and building repairs, and none of it can be used for school salaries or administration. This issue is different and will allow us to maintain our schools without putting additional tax burden on our residents.”

Previously the district had placed two bond related issues before voters. However both were narrowly defeated. The district did not seek a ballot request in March 2016 and instead looked at various financing options that would not increase taxes to residents. Instead the district is spreading the facility repair and improvement costs out over more time, so the amount of taxes homeowners have to pay each year will not increase. In addition, the bonds will be paid off over 35 years so that as new families move into the community, over time, they will contribute to paying them off. This issue also eliminates the need to hold classes in trailers any longer. This is important from a financial standpoint, as most of them have been in use so long that they will need to be replaced very soon with new ones that are now more expensive to purchase.

“This issue is a win for our schools and our community,” noted Superintendent James Lloyd, Ed.D. “This issue will ensure a suitable environment for learning. It also helps to keep our schools strong without increasing taxes to residents.”

Specifically, the school improvement bond levy is needed to:

  • Upgrade mechanical systems and make vital repairs without diverting money from the teaching and instructional budget;
  • Provide infrastructure and computer systems in order to offer classes in the science, technology, engineering and math programs, which are vital to helping students get accepted to top colleges;
  • Enhance school security by eliminating the need to hold classes in trailers as they require doors to remain unlocked so students can go back and forth to the main building, which makes both susceptible to unauthorized entry and security problems;
  • Have advanced science and technology labs, like the ones used by most of the other top-rated nearby school districts; and,
  • Upgrade electrical systems and wiring to better support classroom learning systems and technology that is essential to a modern education.

The district has posted a Frequently Asked Questions section to the home page of their website so that residents who have questions can get answers. Residents are also encouraged to contact the district’s administrative offices at 440-427-6000.

STUDENTS REMEMBER MATH TEACHER CHRISTINE O’BRIEN AT CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL

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Student-organized candle lighting event honoring Ms. Christine O’Brien.

Students at Olmsted Falls Middle School organized a candle light vigil held Tuesday evening in front of the Middle School to honor and remember math teacher Christine O’Brien, who passed away suddenly on June 12th. Approx. 350 students, parents and staff members attended the moving event which took place on the lawn near the grindstone rock.

Ms. O’Brien was an amazing teacher who taught for more than 20 years in Olmsted Falls, and who served this community and our students well. The Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics had just recently named Ms. O’Brien one of their Outstanding Mathematics Educators of the Year.

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L to R: Board of Education President Joe Bertrand, OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd, Ms. Christine O’Brien and OFMS Principal Mark Kurz at the regular May 2016 Board Meeting where Ms. O’Brien was recognized for being named an Outstanding Mathematics Educator of the Year by the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held this Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 1-5 P.M. at the A. Ripepi and Sons Funeral Home located at 18149 Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights.

Olmsted Falls City Schools continues to keep the O’Brien family in our thoughts.

OFMS Principal Mark Kurz can be contacted at mkurz@ofcs.net or 427-6201 if needed.20160614_212637_resizedFAREWELL TO THE CLASS OF 2016

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SS_upper_leftCongratulations to the 295 members of the Class of 2016!  Parents, family and friends gathered at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center on the evening of May 26th to celebrate Commencement.

OFHS graduating seniors Matthew Fox (pictured at left) and Zachary Buchta (pictured at right) were featured speakers, along with School Board President Joseph Bertrand and OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd.

The singing of the OFHS Alma Mater was led by Matthew Fox and Courtney Nelson.

New to the ceremony this year was a pre-recorded video introduction segment featuring members of the graduating class sharing information with guests that in past years has simply been read aloud at the start of the ceremony.

Courtney Nelson and Matthew Fox lead the Alma Mater.

The new OFHS grads toss their caps into the air.

The new overview video provided an opportunity to showcase the many honors and affiliations represented by the cords and medallions worn by students during the ceremony.

To view the video shown at the Class of 2016 Commencement, please click HERE.

For more photos of this event, please click HERE.  To read the Commencement program, click HERE.

Many OFHS graduates also participated in the annual Baccalaureate service held in the OFHS auditorium the night before graduation on May 25th.  To read an article published online in Joanne DuMound’s weekly column about Baccalaureate, please click HERE.

Congratulations again to this year’s Bulldog graduates!

REMINDER:  GRADUATION CEREMONY PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

LifeTouch Grad Pics FlyerLifetouch photographed all graduating Bulldogs at this year’s Commencement Ceremony held at CSU Wolstein Center.

Photos are now available online at www.events.lifetouch.com. 

4th –  5th GRADE & HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW THROUGH THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 17TH

HMFThe new Social Studies materials for GRADES 4-5 and GRADES 9-12 remain available for review at the Olmsted Falls Library through this Friday, June 17th.

Parents or any community members who wish to provide feedback are invited to do so using the online Resource Review Survey. Hard copies of the survey are also available with the materials at the library. An email notification regarding this latest opportunity to review curriculum materials was sent directly to all Bulldog parents Friday, June 3rd.

OFCS Social Studies teachers at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School and Olmsted Falls High School previewed a multitude of Social Studies resources. Multiple vendors provided a face-to-face overview of their materials. Teachers spent multiple days previewing the materials and using a quality review rubric to determine the strongest resource. These materials will remain available for community review at the Olmsted Falls Public Library through Friday, June 17th.

For additional information, including instructions on how to access the Social Studies Curriculum Resource Review Survey, please click HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact the Board of Education office at (440) 427-6000.

SS_upper_leftFALLS-LENOX TEACHER MRS. KAREN MEGERY HONORED WITH FRANKLIN B. WALTER OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD

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Mrs. Megery was joined by her family in Columbus as she received the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award this week.

The Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award is presented to one educator from each of Ohio’s sixteen State Support Team regions, who have made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities.  Congratulations to Falls-Lenox Intervention Specialist Mrs. Karen Megery, who was nominated by parent and Helping Hands Board member Meg DiFilippo for this year’s award.

Mrs. Megery was selected from a pool of nominees in region 3 to receive this award based upon the narrative submitted that outlined her specific accomplishments and contributions at Falls-Lenox Primary School.  She is one of just 16 educators in Ohio to receive this prestigious award!

The Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award was presented to Mrs. Megery during a special Awards luncheon held in Columbus on June 15th, sponsored by the Ohio Coalition for the Education for Children with Disabilities along with the Ohio Department of Education.   She was joined by her family and Falls-Lenox Principal Colleen Longville for the special event.

Named in honor of the late Dr. Franklin B. Walter, Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1977 until 1991, a post held longer than any other state superintendent in Ohio’s history.  With over 50 years of service as a teacher and administrator, Dr. Walter’s leadership is evident in many of Ohio’s quality educational initiatives and programs.  Among these is the development of the nation’s first statewide plan for children with disabilities.

Congratulations to Mrs. Megery!  Our students and families are so fortunate to have you in Bulldog country!

NEW TRADITIONS:  CLASS OF 2016 GRADS MAKE SPECIAL FAREWELL VISITSOFHS grads and falls-lenox

OFHS grads and ECCThe OFHS Class of 2016 made two very special stops on their way back from commencement practice on May 25th.

The soon-to-be grads visited both the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center and Falls-Lenox Primary School where they were met with cheers of congratulations from the district’s youngest Bulldogs!

The Class of 2016 paraded through the hallways of both buildings and the packed cafeteria at Falls-Lenox to share their excitement with our future Bulldog grads and Bulldog staff members.

CP_leftLOCAL SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS ARE VALUABLE HELP TO CLASS OF 2016

Some local scholarship awardees.

Olmsted Falls Endowment & Alumni Association Scholarship Winners from the Class of 2016.

Thanks to the generous support of more than 80 local individuals, families, businesses and organizations who contributed to the Olmsted Falls Local Scholarship Program this year, $113,455 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.

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

To view the complete list of Local Scholarship Awards for the Class of 2016, please click HERE.

To view more photos from OFHS Senior Honors Day, please click HERE.

Students in the Class of 2016 also earned an impressive collection of College/University and other scholarships this year. To review a list of students who were awarded College/University and other scholarships this year, please click HERE.

In addition to all the scholarships listed in the above College/University Scholarship link, Class of 2016 graduate Joshua Aubel was awarded a U.S. Navy ROTC Scholarship and will be attending Penn State University in the fall to study Aerospace/Astrospace Engineering.

Congratulations to all of our scholarship award recipients from the Class of 2016! Best of luck to you all!

OFHS TEACHER KEVIN CIOLEK HONORED BY CLASS OF 2016

CjTaxx6WYAAsUTDStudents of the OFHS Class of 2016 selected Physical Education and Health Teacher Mr. Kevin Ciolek to receive the annual Teacher of the Year Award at the Senior Honors Day Assembly held May 25th.

Mr. Ciolek was joined by his family to celebrate this special recognition.

Congratulations to Mr. Ciolek on the well-deserved honor!

 

2016 BULLDOG SUMMER SPORTS CAMP INFO AVAILABLE ON NEW BULLDOG ATHLETICS WEBSITE

color bulldog headThere are still some Bulldog Summer Sports Camps available to keep students active over the break.

Please click on any of the camps below, or visit  the Olmsted Falls Athletics website and then click the “Camps” link for a pull-down menu of additional information on each of the following sports camps:

Olmsted Falls Lacrosee Summer Camp (July 18-20)

10th Annual Olmsted Falls Bulldog Soccer Skills Camp (July 26-28)

Olmsted Falls Volleyball Camp for Grades 2-6 (August 1-5)

Olmsted Falls Volleyball Junior Netters Program (August 20 & 27, Sept. 3, 10 & 17) 

OFHS SENIOR EARNS TOP HONORS AT 40TH ANNUAL POLARIS SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY

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Polaris Outstanding Senior Award Winner for Class of 2016 Ruchi Patel with Polaris Board member Jim Weisbarth and OFHS Principal Holly Schafer at 40th Annual Polaris Senior Awards Ceremony.

SS_upper_leftCongratulations to OFHS senior (now alumnus) Ruchi Patel on being named Outstanding Senior for Polaris Class of 2016.  This top honor is determined by outstanding academic achievement, citizenship, service and extra-curricular activities.  Ruchi completed the Medical Professions program with Polaris Career Center.  Ruchi Patel has had an impressive two-year run at Polaris. This spring, her Health Knowledge Bowl Team took gold medal honors at the regional SkillsUSA competition. She has earned a 4.0 GPA in the Medical Professions program, was the recipient of the Academic Excellence and Art Awards at Olmsted Falls High School, was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, was named the Outstanding Program Student as a senior and was a two-time Student of the Quarter honoree. Patel juggles a busy school, work and extra-curricular schedule. She served as a Polaris student ambassador, was a member of the Art Club, and participated in the MetroHealth Experience. Patel is the recipient of the University of Akron Presidential Scholarship. She plans to attend the University of Akron this fall to pursue a degree in Nutrition. Her long-term goal is to be a Nutritionist/Registered Dietician.  Congratulations Ruchi!

Other OFHS students recognized with Outstanding Junior / Senior Awards in their respective programs included:

OUTSTANDING PROGRAM JUNIORS

Ashley Brown for Deli & Food Production

Benjamin Muniz III for Criminal Justice

Kyle Rote for Automotive Technology

Chancelor Szabo for Aeronautics

Gabrielle Zemaitis for Digitial Art & Design

OUTSTANDING PROGRAM SENIORS

Jocelyn Breisacher for Bakery & Pastry Arts

Donovan Condosta for Criminal Justice

Tanner Dodge for Emergeny Medical Technician/Fire Training

Hunter Fairchild for Construction Trades

Ruchi Patel for Medical Professions

Megan Sanok for Precision CNC Machining

Congratulations to all of these outstanding students!  Go Bulldogs! 

RETIREES DEDICATE MORE THAN 240 BULLDOG YEARS TO DISTRICT!

Congratulations and best wishes to all of our Bulldog retirees this year!  Olmsted Falls School District bids farewell to nine dedicated staff members retiring from the 2015-2016 school year. Their combined service to Olmsted Falls Schools total 245 Bulldog years!

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Bulldog Retirees (L to R): Sue Selby, Karen Franz, Christine Warren, Karen Ebenger, Loretta McClellan and Mark Hullman. (Not pictured: Helene Bielozer, Harold Casterline, Tommye Laut and Mike Paul.)

Helene Bielozer, Speech & Language Pathologist, (11 Bulldog years)

Harold Casterline, OFMS Paraprofessional, (19 Bulldog years)

Karen Ebenger, OFIS Tutor, (21 Bulldog years)

Karen Franz, District EMIS Coordinator, (35 Bulldog years)

Mark Hullman, Treasurer, (8 Bulldog years)

Tommye Laut,  OFHS Counselors’ Secretary, (33 Bulldog years)

Loretta McClellan, ECC Secretary, (26 Bulldog years)

Mike Paul, OFMS Head Custodian, (30 Bulldog years)

Sue Selby, Teacher Liaison, (31 Bulldog years)

Christine Warren, OFHS Math Teacher, (31 Bulldog years)

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

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

SS_upper_leftBULLDOG STUDENTS REPRESENT OFCS AT 2016 SPECIAL OLYMPICS

dscn2242More than 45 students from across the Olmsted Falls School District participated in the annual Special Olympics Track & Field Day hosted at Ely Stadium in Elyria on May 13th.  Students with moderate-intensive needs from 15 local school districts competed at the event.  Students competed in events such as running, long jump and softball throw.  Participating Bulldog students practice hard all year and their enthusiasm and sportsmanship are always second to none!  Many athletes came home with first, second and third place ribbons!

dscn1467Olmsted Falls City Schools had student participants representing all five of our school buildings:  ECC, Falls-Lenox, OFIS, OFMS and OFHS.  Each building gave its team of Special Olympians an encouraging send-off with students lining hallways to cheer their fellow Bulldogs on as they boarded buses to Ely Stadium.

Our Bulldog Special Olympians included:  Yohanna Amoah, Jacob Belohavek, Preston Brown, Russell Brown, Kara Cortes, Victor Darwish, Anthony DiDonato, Emersen Flynn, Sarah Gaughan, Heather Grant, Cormac Hannon, Shahan Kapoor, Colbie Krakowiak, dscn1482Jacob Komitau, Jeff Laird, Maeve Leonard, Brionna Lewis, Mack Little, Matthew Matzelle, Bekka McElroy, Ellen McManamon, Clay McNamara, Mya McNamara, LuLu Mustafa, Owen Novak, Phoenix Novak, Aaron Oehlstrom, Caeden Peeler, Taylor Petitti, Jacob Siwek, Nathan Smith, Jaden Smith, Sarah Stevens, Tristen Thompson and Javi Vargas.

A huge thank you goes out to the many staff members and volunteers who attended and helped the students have a fun and safe day!  A dscn1530very special thank you also goes out to the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters for the use of its tent and flag!

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

To view a video montage created by OFIS Intervention Specialist Cindy Zahorchak, please click HERE.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our outstanding local Olympians!  Go Bulldogs!

YARD SIGNS EXTEND PUBLIC CONGRATS TO CLASS OF 2016

IMG_3851Sign AssemblyIn what has become an annual tradition, all graduating Bulldogs received a congratulatory yard sign on the eve of the Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

Many thanks to OFMS teacher Dan Largent and the Olmsted Falls Education Association for coordinating the purchase, assembly and personal delivery of these signs by a volunteer group of administrators, teachers and staff.

Congrats again to the OFHS Class of 2016!

SS_upper_leftOFMS GRADS SPEND THEIR LAST DAY IN GRADE 8 PAYING IT FORWARD 

pay it forward 5For their last full day as eighth graders at Olmsted Falls Middle School, the class of 2020 spent the day “Paying it Forward” CP_leftby participating in service projects that helped the middle school, senior citizens in the community, local animal rescue shelters and veterans at the VA in Cleveland. They also donated books and sent letters and bookmarks to pay it forward 4children in need of books in the United States through the Reader to Reader Organization.  The students were able to experience the rewards of paying it forward and the amazing difference and impact that random acts of kindness can make on others.

pay it forward 7Students cleaned the beautiful courtyards at the OFMS and created posters with Rachel’s Challenge sayings that will hang throughout the hallways, wrote a variety of cards and decorations for senior citizens at the Eliza Jennings here in Olmsted Township, wrote letters of thanks and gratitude and made decorations for our heroic veterans at the VA in Cleveland. They also put together goodie bags for local animal shelters to give to those kind people adopting rescue animals and giving them a forever home and then made literary connections with students who are in need of books throughout the United States by donating over 300 books to students without them.

Pay it forward 1As the class of 2020 left OFMS on May 27, 2016, they definitely left their legacy through their random acts of kindness and generosity and made a huge difference in the lives of so many.  We thank these students and wish them all of the best as they go to the high school, where we know that they will continue spreading this spirit and the Bulldog Effect of Paying it Forward.

To view the complete 8th Grade Service Project photo gallery, please click HERE.

CP_leftMEET OLMSTED FALLS KIWANIS CLUB’S 2016 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARDEES

Kiwanis Education awardees

Pictured here, from left, are ECC Secretary Loretta McClelland, ECC Principal Melinda Brunner and OFMS English/Reading Teacher Thimi Kemock, who are this year’s OF Kiwanis Club’s Employee of the Year winners.

Staff members are nominated annually for Employee of the Year by their fellow colleagues. A special committee of Kiwanis members reviews the nominations and then selects the awardees.

Congratulations to all three 2016 Employees of the Year!

A special thank you to the Kiwanis Club for its continued support of the Olmsted educational community.

CP_leftKRISTIE PATTON HONORED WITH “FRIENDS OF EDUCATION” AWARD

Friends of EducationFalls-Lenox teacher and OFEA member Michelle LaGruth (left) presented Bulldog supporter Mrs. Kristie Patton (right) with this year’s “Friends of Education Award,” which the Olmsted Falls Education Association presents annually.

Mrs. Patton was recognized for her dedication and commitment to the students and staff of Olmsted Falls Schools.

A long-time teacher’s assistant at Falls-Lenox Primary School, Mrs. Patton is also a very involved parent who volunteers regularly in the classroom, is an active member of several PTAs and has worked in support of levy campaigns.

Congratulations and much gratitude to Kristie Patton!

 

SS_upper_leftOFHS RECOGNIZES MULTI-SPORT STUDENT-ATHLETES 

2015-2016-Multi-Sport-AthleteThis year’s multi-sport student-athletes were recognized for participating in three varsity sports.

The Olmsted Falls High School Athletic Department and all Olmsted Falls Coaches would like to thank the multi – sport athletes & their families for their dedication and commitment to a variety of the interscholastic athletic programs this past school year.

The 2015 – 2016 student-athletes are pictured in the photo.  They are, from left to right:

Row one:  Charlie Linville, Andrew Ade, Jack Spellacy, Eric Hanna, Michael Howard, Alex Kho.

Row two: Joselyn Rabbitt, Katie Knecht, Kellie Garrity, Sarah Makari, Victoria Kucler, Lauren Gumeny.

Row three: Zach Wolanin, William Wendling, Andrew Turski, Adam Skutt, John McCabe, Ian Schneider, Trae Henderson, Theodore Grendzynski and Braden Galaska.

Congratulations to all of our Bulldogs!

SS_upper_leftFIVE STATE QUALIFIERS FROM OFHS COMPETE AT OHSAA STATE TRACK & FIELD FINALS

Track-Field-State-QualifiersCongratulations to the five members of the Bulldog Track & Field team who qualified to compete in the OHSAA Track & Field State Finals held June 4th at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Mary Piper competed in the long jump and Bulldog Relay team members Morgan Summers, Maggie Bildstein, Francesca Klypchak and Summer Ellis proudly represented the Bulldogs in the girls 4×200 relay.

Mary Piper All-OhioCongratulations to Mary Piper Mary Piper All-Ohio with Coacheswho took sixth place All-Ohio in the State D1 Long Jump competition!

Kudos to the OFHS Track & Field athletes and coaches on a great season!

CP_left‘MATILDA’ STAGE ACTRESS VISITS OFIS

playhouse 5Some OFIS students received an ultimate career day experience prior to summer break.  Cassie Silva, the actress who plays Mrs. Wormwood in the stage play “Matilda,” visited the team classes of Mrs. Judson, Mrs. Pilko and Mrs. Stanczak after the latter won a Playhouse Square contest.

playhouse 4Cassie spent an hour with the students discussing her being a stage actress, her training, experience and the overall story of Matilda.  Each student received a copy of the book and a chocolate cupcake!  It was a wonderful experience for all.

ECC STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGED FOR 1ST PLACE REFLECTIONS ENTRYCP_left

20160518_141646Congratulations to Josh Voisinet on placing 1st in the OFCS Primary Division for his Photography entry in the annual PTA Reflections contest!

Josh was presented with his Reflections award in front his classmates at the ECC on May 20th.

All ECC participants received a participation ribbon, a certificate, and a goodie bag that included a gift card to Falls Ice Cream from the PTA.

Congratulations to Josh!

 

SS_upper_leftOFHS GRAD DISCUSSES HIS GOVERNMENTAL WORK

Nick MacekBulldog 2011 grad Nick Macek addressed Mr. Mercer’s OFHS government and law classes last month.

He has worked on several campaigns, including CP_leftgubernatorial and presidential ones, and currently works for a nonprofit dedicated to clean energy.

Nick also spoke to students about potential careers in politics and/or other civic areas.  He told stories about meeting President Obama and Vice President Biden.

 

OFIS CLASSES DINE ON BOOKS IN THIS SPECIAL READING PROJECT

IMG_2754IMG_0170The OFIS grade 4 language arts classes of Ms. Connelly, Mr. Sunkle and Ms. Tzolakis experienced a Book Buffet prior to summer vacation. Students chose any book they wanted and presented the project using food.  They had five sections – introduction, setting, characters/traits and evidence, summary and review — which needed to be incorporated into a model of  a food item that fit appropriately with their chosen book.

Students reviewed each other’s projects offering feedback to one another.  Parents were also invited to visit a showcase of all the projects on display and provided some wonderful feedback as well.  Everyone enjoyed this special year-end project and got lots of ideas for their summer reading lists!  It was a very enriching Book Buffet.

To view a gallery of additional photos from the Book Buffet, please click HERE.

CLASS PHOTO TRADITION TAKES MR. GIBEAUT’S STUDENTS TO SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE

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Mr. Gibeaut’s Sociology class took their semester photo with Dr. Jim Lloyd in the Superintendent’s office!

Twenty-seven years ago, OFHS Social Studies Teacher Mr. Tom Gibeaut embarked on a unique and creative way to keep his classroom bulletin boards covered and decorated.  Having admittedly limited artistic skills at the time, Mr. Gibeaut decided that if he began taking class pictures and blowing them up into 8X10 prints, he’d soon be able to get a couple of the boards covered.

Today, at 10-12 semester classes per year, Mr. Gibeaut has close to 300 of these class pictures – about half of which now have to be stored in a file cabinet since he has more than exceeded the available bulletin board space in his classroom.  There are currently about 150 of the class photos on display across the five bulletin boards in his room!

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More than 150 class photos are currently on display in Mr. Gibeaut’s classroom.

Each class makes its own decision regarding where to take their respective photos or what background to Photoshop their class into.  Odd school locations over the years have included the Biology pond; the Press Box; houses of students who live nearby; Papa’s Produce; with various students’ cars; near the Turnpike; and even in certain school administrators’ offices!

This year’s Sociology class scheduled a meeting in the Superintendent’s office – yes, the whole class – to capture their group photo for this semester.  Over the years, classes have also used Photoshop to insert themselves into a variety of creative locations including Discount Drug Mart, Caesar’s Palace, the Death Star, and Bikini Bottom (from SpongeBob)!

Kudos to Mr. Gibeaut and his students for their ongoing creativity in maintaining this tradition from semester to semester!

F/L GIRLS ON RUN SHOWED STRENGTH, SUPPORT @ 5K RACEgirls on run 2

girls on run 3Girls on the Run was so much fun at Falls-Lenox this year!

The third graders learned so many great life skills, worked as a team, became stronger young ladies and ran many miles! They participated in a practice 5K here in Olmsted Falls, which started and finished at Falls-Lenox. They also ran a season-culminating 5K in Akron on May 22, 2016. The girls did an awesome job, staying positive, finishing the races and supporting their teammates.Girls on Run 1

We would like to thank all the parents, teachers, and friends for your support. We had so many running buddies, helpers and fans! We could not have done it without you! Thank you, GOTR Coaches Falls-Lenox Primary School.

OFMA’S MUSICAL NOTES FOR JUNE INCLUDES HONORS, PHOTOS

Olmsted_Falls_MusicThe June edition of the Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Musical Notes is filled with end-of-the-year honors, scholarships and pictures.  It also includes information about the Feb. 16-21, 2017 Disney trip and a membership form. It may be viewed by clicking HERE.

The group’s first monthly meeting of the 2016-17 school year is at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the OFHS choir room. Hope to see you there.

OFMS MEDIA CENTER THANKS VOLUNTEERS

The end-of-the-year Middle School Scholastic Buy One-Get One (BOGO) Book Fair was very successful.

The fair helped students and staff take advantage of great deals on book for summer reading.

Thanks to the following PTA volunteers who continually give their time to work and support our book fairs:

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Tracy Knierim

Rachel O’Malley

Cindy Purdy

Rinda Vas

SUMMER BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROGRAMS LOCATIONS

school lunch tray lunchesThe North Olmsted School District received a grant again to sponsor breakfast, lunch and snacks for children during the summer.

It is FREE to all children ages 1-18. The program runs now through Aug. 19.

All meals must be consumed on site.

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

ATTN PARENTS: CARDIAC SCREENING AVAILABLE @ OFHS JULY 28TH 

mCOREThe district is partnering with mCORE – Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation – to screen OF athletes for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities that may put them at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest or SCA. It is the #1 killer of student athletes each year, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this. Space is limited at the 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28th screening. The screening takes about 10-12 minutes and includes an EKG and Echo screening. These tests usually cost about $2,000, but this July 28th screening charge is $75.  To view a detailed flyer, click HERE. To sign up for the screening, go to mcoreathletes.com.

SCHOOL HEALTH CLINIC INFO FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

American Red Cross symbolHealth Care Action Plans:  If your child has a medical condition, which may require treatment at school such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, or severe allergies, etc., you will receive a Health Care Action Plan form from your child’s clinic staff.  These will be sent home before the end of the school year. These action plans, which are completed by both the parent and the physician, provide staff with detailed care information should your child become ill at school.  These should be completed over the summer and returned to the clinic during the first week of school in August 2016. If your child will need to take a medication at school, a medication order form is available on the district’s website.

Needed vaccines:  New  7th grade students: Ohio law requires a Dtap booster vaccine be given prior to entry into the 7th grade. Ohio Law also requires a Meningococcal vaccination for students entering the 12th grade. Please bring in your documentation that this is completed to your health clinic during the first week of school in August 2016. All forms listed above will now be available on the district website under School Health Clinic.

LOOKING AHEAD:  FIRST DAY AT OFHS FOR 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

Attention OFHS Parents:  The first day of school for all grades at OFHS is Wednesday, August 17th. Incoming 9th graders for the 2016-2017 school year will have an orientation beginning at 7:26 am. Students in grades 10-12 will follow a LATE START schedule that same day. Bus routes will make pick-ups for both the regular and late start students. More information will be posted on the OFHS webpage the first week August.

FREE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID ADVISING SERVICES

College Now artCollege Now will be offering free college financial aid advising services over the summer for students who have not yet applied for financial aid for the fall semester.

Please contact Taryn Rechenbach to set up your appointment at 216.635.6115 or via email at  trechenbach@collegenowgc.org.

Appointments will be held at the College Now Resource Center downtown on the 3rd floor of Tower City. Weekday and Saturday appointments are available.

REGISTER FOR FREE ACT/SAT SUMMER COLLEGE BOOK CAMPS

College Now artCollege Now’s mission is to increase college attainment through college access and success advising, financial aid counseling and scholarship services.  It is offering summer boot camps to prepare for the tests. Each boot camp is a 16-hour course where students will learn about and practice for each section of these high-stakes college admissions tests. Every student will receive a real ACT prep book at the conclusion of the boot camp. Snacks will be served.  The various camps will run through Aug. 22nd. To view a flyer with dates, click HERE: To register, click HERE. For various College Now programs and services, click HERE.

PARENTS OF THE CLASS OF 2017:  JOIN POST PROM PLANNING EFFORTS

Class of 2017 logo2017 Post Prom will be held at the school from Midnight – 3AM on Sunday May 21, 2017.  There are still several committee and volunteer opportunities available for the 2017 Post Prom committee!

Please join us this summer at our regular monthly meetings:

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7 PM in the Olmsted Falls Library, Meeting Room A
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7 PM in the Olmsted Falls High School Library

To keep up-to-date on important information:

  • Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
  • Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017

We can only have a successful event for our children with your participation. To see a flyer of this summer’s activities, click HERE.

Questions can be directly to bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com.

POST PROM HOSTS TWO FUNDRAISERS THIS SUMMER – CHIPOTLE AND LAZER CAR WASH

chipotle sandwichEat at Chipotle during the June 28th Dine to Donate fundraiser that runs from 4-8 p.m. that day at its 26420 Great Northern Shopping Center.  Bring in the flyer found HERE, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50 percent of the proceeds go to Olmsted Falls Post Prom 2017.

The second fundraiser runs from July 1 to Aug. 31 at the Berea Laserwash, 1425 W. Bagley Road. Enter the code 2170 and $2 will be donated to the group. Click HERE to see the flyer.  Keep it in your car.

Thanks for participating in these events.

FORE! – GET READY FOR THE JULY 23TH ALUMNI GOLF OUTING

golfdogJuly 23th is set for the 21st annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing that the Olmsted Falls Alumni Association sponsors. It is open to all golfers and “want to be” golfers. The site is Creekwood Golf Course in Columbia Station.  Please join us for a fun day that includes 18 holes of golf (shotgun format), riding cart, lunch, BBQ ribs and chicken dinner, golf favors and a chance to win prizes – all for only $85.  Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. Don’t miss this great event and an opportunity to support the Alumni Association and its scholarship programs.  If you would like to receive a registration form or have questions, contact the Alumni Office via e-mail at ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or call us at 440-427-6030.  Please click HERE for the registration form.

COMMUNITY

 Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS FREE READING, FUN ALL SUMMER LONG

The Olmsted Falls Branch Library has many events throughout the summer that are free.  To view a flyer of all the library’s summer programs, click HERE.

 

LAKE ERIE CAPTAINS JUNE 23-26TH WEEKEND OFFERS PEANUT-FREE BALLPARK

Lake Erie captains logoIn observance of National Food Allergy Awareness Week, the Lake Erie Captains has announced a Peanut & Tree Nut Awareness Weekend during which the entire ballpark cleaned and no nuts/seeds will be served at concession stands. Both days include kids activities, parades and a baseball game against the Great Lakes Loons.  Tickets should be bought at captainsbaseball.com/tickets.  Be sure to enter the special code “NEOFAN” to enable the group to receive a small portion of each ticket sale. To see a flyer of the event, click HERE.

NEOFAN stands for Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network.

This week a group of parents and NEOFAN supporters met with lawmakers about pending legislation – House Bill 200 – to stock undesignated epinephrine in public places, such as daycare centers, colleges, restaurants, camps and others.

LIBRARY HOSTING SUMMER BOOK BUDDIES PROGRAM:  BIG BUDDIES / LITTLE BUDDIES 

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Date: Thursdays, 7/7/2016, 7/14/2016, 7/21/2016, 7/28/2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
(3:00 PM on 7/7 for Big Buddy training session)
End Time: 4:30 PM

Description:

Share the joy of books with Little Buddies by reading aloud to each other and playing fun reading games. Please attend all 4 sessions. Big Buddies must attend the training session that will take place at 3:00 PM before the first Buddy session on July 7th.  Grades 6-12: Click HERE for details.

Book Buddies – Little Buddies

Date: Thursdays, 7/7/2016, 7/14/2016, 7/21/2016, 7/28/2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM

Description:

Share the joy of books with Big Buddies by reading aloud to each other and playing fun reading games! Children should have some reading ability. Please attend all 4 sessions. For children entering grades 1–3. Click HERE for details.

 

KIDS AGES 9-14 BE PART OF A SUMMER BROADWAY CAMP

The 5-day Broadway Bound Camp is from July 11-15 at Olmsted Community Center. Campers will work close closely with a Broadway actor and music director. For more information, click HERE.

 

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OFCS Update – May 28, 2016

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sunSUMMER BREAK OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY FOR BULLDOG STUDENTS

Best wishes to all of our Bulldog students and families for a safe and relaxing summer break!  Yesterday – May 27th – marked the last official day of school for students across the District.

Congratulations also to the 295 members of the Class of 2016!   Please watch for a recap of Thursday night’s Commencement Ceremony in next week’s blog post.

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Go Bulldogs!

MEMORIAL DAY 

flagsFor love of country, they accepted death.  ~ James A. Garfield

Please join Olmsted Falls City School District in pausing to remember and pay tribute to those who have given their lives defending our country’s freedom.

Have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

SS_upper_leftWASHINGTON DC TRIP CONTINUES TO EDUCATE, THRILL AP HISTORY STUDENTS

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AP History students had the opportunity again this year to travel to Washington, D.C.  Mr. Mercer has led the trip for more than 20 years.  He said everyone had a great time. They visited several sites, including the White House, the Capitol, the Smithsonian, National Cathedral, the National Zoo, various monuments, Harper’s Ferry, Mount Vernon, Shanksville, PA and others.

Chaperones were impressed with the students’ excellent behavior and the education they received on this four-day trip.

To view a photo gallery, click HERE.

MECHANICAL ENGINEER HELPS OFMS STUDENTS WITH SUSTAINABILITY LESSONS

Luisa visit 2SS_upper_leftOFMS grade 7 Science Sustainability Project enjoyed Luisa Chinchilla, a guest speaker, who spent two days with the Griffin and Phoenix teaching teams in science classes.

Luisa is a mechanical engineer with ALCOA who makes aluminum wheels. The Ohio Northern and Baldwin Wallace universities grad  discussed her background, education and her position in the science field.  She also showed CP_leftphotos of the Cleveland ALCOA plant as well as examples of the wheels she makes, which the children were able to touch. She also talked about how companies value sustainability and her trip to Australia to study the regrowth of the Luisa visit 5rain forest and its impact on the environment as well as how climate change is impacting that island.

The students researched and created a poster showing four states, including Ohio, and how they create and use their energies – fossil fuel, nuclear, hydroelectric and biomass.  They completed an ecological footprint activity where they reflected how they personally impact the environment.  Luisa led a discussion on how students can assist in the Earth’s sustainability. Students also completed a leaf on the “Pledge Tree” of an action they can take to help make the Earth more sustainable.

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ANNUAL OFMA PICNIC IS THIS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST

The Olmsted Falls Music Association’s annual picnic begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1st at East River Park.

OFMA will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Election of officers for the 2016-17 school year will occur at that time.

CP_leftPTA HONORS VOLUNTEERS & STAFF AT ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

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Volunteer of the Year Claudia Ferrini with PTA Council President Kelly Walker

PTA volunteers and staff gathered at OFIS for the annual PTA Volunteer Recognition Dinner on May 19th.  Congratulations to Claudia Ferrini, who was selected as this year’s PTA Volunteer of the Year.  The Volunteer of the Year Awards in each respective PTA unit went to Dawn Pettry for Olmsted Early Childhood PTA; Erika Singleton for Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA; Patty Voisinet for OFIS PTA; Kerrie Kruichuk for OFMS PTA; and Claudia Ferrini for OFHS PTA.

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PTA Council Member Linda Parkowski (far left) and PTA Council President Kelly Walker with District Helping Hands Award Winner Laura Mileti.

This year’s Helping Hands Award winner went to OFIS secretary Laura Mileti.  Other Helping Hands nominees recognized included Michael Allen from Falls-Lenox, and Tammy Schroth, who was nominated by both OFMS and OFHS.

Falls-Lenox teacher Karen Megery was also honored as the District Educator of the Year at the event. Building Educator of the Year honorees were also recognized including:  Suzanne Kramer at ECC; Laura Connelly at OFIS; Eric Bartowski at OFMS; and Julie Budd at OFHS.

Claire Oliver and Riley Zahorchak were honored as the PTA Reflections program state winners in their respective categories.

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Falls-Lenox Principal Colleen Longville congratulates District Educator of the Year Karen Megery.

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PTA Reflections Chair Linda Parkowski with Olmsted Falls own State-level PTA Reflections winners Riley Zahorchak and Claire Oliver

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all those recognized! 

And many thanks to PTA for their ongoing support of the students and staff of Olmsted Falls Schools! 

REMINDER:  GRADUATION CEREMONY PHOTO INFORMATION

LifeTouch Grad Pics FlyerLifetouch photographed all graduating Bulldogs at last night’s Commencement Ceremony held at CSU Wolstein Center.

Photos will be available online at www.events.lifetouch.com ten days after the ceremony.

To sign up and receive notification when your proofs are available for review and ordering online, please visit www.events.lifetouch.com.

CP_leftLOCAL SENIOR CITIZENS ENJOY BREAKFAST, ARTS SHOWCASE AT HIGH SCHOOL

DSC_9968Area senior citizens were invited to a Spring Arts Celebration Breakfast at Olmsted Falls High School held May 13th.  This was the second special event for local seniors hosted by Olmsted Falls School District.   Guests enjoyed a continental breakfast of pastries, yogurt, juice and coffee in the library media center before being escorted to the gym for DSC_9986a tour of the annual May Show.

SS_upper_leftFollowing time at the art show, the group was then welcomed into the auditorium to enjoy a special combined band/choir Spring Pops assembly.  Guests were also joined by OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd and members of the Olmsted Falls Board of Education including Joe Bertrand, Holly Neumann and Cynthia Tomasch.

To view additional photos from this event, please click HERE.

 ATTN:  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS/PARENTS:  YOU CAN NOW VIEW NEXT YEAR’S SELECTED COURSES ONLINE – CHANGE DEADLINE JUNE 7TH

PowerSchool LogoA list of courses each OFHS student has scheduled for the 2016/2017 school year may be viewed online in Power School.  Click on the class registration link on the left of the screen when logged into the site.  Be sure to contact your  student’s school counselor should you have any questions.

Counselors are available through June 7th to discuss your student’s course selections for the next school year. Evening appoints are available on June 6th and daytime appointments, June 7th.  Call 440-427-6116 to schedule an appointment.   The deadline to make any course adjustments/changes is June 7th.

OFIS CLASSES LEARN ABOUT EYE CARE FROM LOCAL EYE DOCTORCP_left

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Dr. Sedlacek of The Eye Center in downtown Olmsted Falls visited the classes of the Pilko/Stanczak/Judson teaching team.

Dr. Sedlacek is one of a number of eye doctors who facilitate a program for elementary-aged children called “Realeyes.” He taught the three classes about eye health and optical illusions using a learning activity called The Case of Vinny Vision.

We appreciate the partnership he and The Eye Center have with our schools.

 

2016 BULLDOG SUMMER SPORTS CAMP INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE ON BULLDOG ATHLETICS WEBSITE

There are a variety of Bulldog Summer Sports Camps available, beginning in June, to keep students active over the break.

Please click on any of the camps below, or visit  the Olmsted Falls Athletics website and then click the “Camps” link for a pull-down menu of additional information on each of the following sports camps:

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Bulldogs Tennis Camp (May 31, June 2-3)

Bulldog Baseball Camp (June 6-10)

Olmsted Falls Girls Basketball Bulldog Summer Camp (June 6-10)

Olmsted Falls Lacrosee Summer Camp (July 18-20)

10th Annual Olmsted Falls Bulldog Soccer Skills Camp (July 26-28)

WANTED: BOYS IN GRADES 4-7 FOR SUMMER BASKETBALL OPEN GYM

OFBA logoYounger Bulldogs will have the opportunity to play basketball this summer in a fun setting. Sessions are from 3-4 p.m. on specific Tuesdays and Thursdays in June at the OFMS.

The open gyms will be split with grades 4 and 5 playing against each other and grades 6-7 competing. OFBA coaches will supervise them.

For a flyer listing exact dates and other information, click HERE.  

JUNE 15TH IS DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

bus2AR_upperRightParents needing to designate a single alternative pick-up/drop-off address for their students in the 2016-17 year MUST submit an Alternative Transportation Form by June 15th.  Each year new forms are required even if your requested site is the same.

Please click HERE for additional information and to access Alternative Transportation Forms for the 2016-17 school year.

PLEASE NOTE:  NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED

CP_leftBULLDOG BUDDIES CELEBRATE END OF SCHOOL YEAR WITH FALLS-LENOX STUDENTS IN STYLE

DSCN1537On May 18th, Bulldog Buddies celebrated their last visit together for the current school year with Falls-Lenox students.  Bulldog Buddies include residents from the Renaissance Retirement Community and the Olmsted Falls and Berea communities who meet weekly with selected students. Through their weekly visits, the Bulldog Buddies have established a strong bond. The benefits of their bond with our students include better attendance, increased motivation and improved resilience.  Falls-Lenox greatly appreciates all of the time the Bulldog Buddies have spent with our students and the efforts they have made to make each child feel special.

To view a photo gallery from this event, please click HERE.

SS_upper_leftANNUAL OFIS CAREER DAY A SUCCESS THANKS TO COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

IMAG0082Fourth and fifth grade students at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School had an opportunity to explore a wide variety of careers during the school’s annual Career Day event held May 13th.

More than 20 community volunteers came together to share information about their job with OFIS students.  Stations were set up throughout the cafeteria.

This hands-on, interactive event is a great way for students to learn about potential career paths they’d like to explore.  A big Bulldog thank you to all who volunteered their time to participate!

To view additional photos from this event, please click HERE.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATE SPANISH SPIRIT WEEK!

SS_upper_leftDuring the week of May 2nd, teachers and students of Spanish celebrated the 4th  Annual Spanish Spirit Week at Olmsted Falls High School.  Each day, the Spanish students participated in an activity to celebrate the vibrant Spanish language and culture.  On Monday, the school was filled with red and gold clothing to represent the colors Olmsted Falls’ Juan Rulfo Chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society.  On Tuesday, students gathered in Mrs. Soto-Kacik’s room to watch the film, “McFarland”.

spanish spirit weekOn Wednesday, students and staff gathered in the gymnasium after school to learn Latin dance moves taught by a talented instructor from a local Dance Studio.  Everyone enjoyed learning to dance the salsa! To view footage and photos from the Latin Dance session, please click HERE.

The most popular activity took place after school on Thursday afternoon.  Students played an intense game of soccer.  Several classmates and faculty members came to watch and to cheer their classmates on to a big Spanish fútbol victory!  The week wrapped up with authentic cuisine in Spanish classes and at local Mexican restaurants.  The activities and celebrations were a success and a good time was had by all!

BOYS LACROSSE WRAPPED UP REGULAR SEASON WITH 12-5 RECORD AND SEVERAL POST-SEASON HONORS

2016All-ConferenceR1Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team on a successful 2016 regular season.  The Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team finished the 2016 regular season with a 12-5 record and set single season records with 12 wins, 164 goals, and 97 assists.

Division 2 Northwest Region All-Conference Awards went to the following players: Daniel Candow, Jack Fontana, Jake Yeager, Angelo Hanson and Sam Lofton.  Coach Kevin McKeigue was also recognized.

Please click HERE to read more.

SS_upper_leftOFHS STUDENT TO PLAY LACROSSE AT THIEL COLLEGE

Jack Signing DayCongratulations to OFHS senior Jack Fontana will play lacrosse for Thiel College starting this fall.

Jack was joined by his parents, teammates and coaches as he signed his formal letter of intent on May 24th.

Best of Luck Jack!  Congratulations!

MORE MAY EVENTS – IN NEXT WEEK’S FINAL POST!

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Teacher Dan Largeant, and his team of helpers, distribute congratulatory yard signs to Bulldog grads ahead of Thursday’s Commencement Ceremony.

The final weeks of the school year are packed full of exciting events and activities!

Please watch for coverage of the following events, and more, in next week’s final post of the year:

  • Class of 2016 Commencement
  • Senior Honors Day & Local Scholarship Winners
  • Polaris Senior Awards
  • OFHS Teacher of the Year
  • Regional Recognitions for OFCS Teachers Christine O’Brien, Karen Megery 
  • Bulldogs @ 2016 Special Olympics
  • New Traditions: Class of 2016 Visits to ECC & Falls-Lenox
  • Operation Yard Sign
  • Multi-Sport Athletes
  • OFIS “Book Buffet”
  • “Matilda” Star’s Visit to OFIS
  • And More!

ATTN PARENTS: CARDIAC SCREENING AVAILABLE @ OFHS JULY 28TH 

mCOREThe district is partnering with mCORE – Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation – to screen OF athletes for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities that may put them at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest or SCA. It is the #1 killer of student athletes each year, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this. Space is limited at the 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28th screening. The screening takes about 10-12 minutes and includes an EKG and Echo screening. These tests usually cost about $2,000, but this July 28th screening charge is $75.  To view a detailed flyer, click HERE. To sign up for the screening, go to mcoreathletes.com.

PARENTS OF THE CLASS OF 2017

Class of 2017 logoDear Parents:  We invite you to be part of the 2017 Post Prom Committee!  2017 Post Prom will be held at the school from midnight – 3 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  There are still several committee and volunteer opportunities available!  Please join us this summer at our regular monthly meetings:

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7PM in the Olmsted Falls Library, Meeting Room A
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7PM in the Olmsted Falls Library, Meeting Room A
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7PM in the Olmsted Falls High School Library

To keep up-to-date on important information:

  • Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
  • Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017

We can only have a successful event for our children with your participation.

Questions can be directly to bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com.

SCHOOL HEALTH CLINIC INFO FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

American Red Cross symbolHealth Care Action Plans:  If your child has a medical condition, which may require treatment at school such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, or severe allergies, etc., you will receive a Health Care Action Plan form from your child’s clinic staff.  These will be sent home before the end of the school year. These action plans, which are completed by both the parent and the physician, provide staff with detailed care information should your child become ill at school.  These should be completed over the summer and returned to the clinic during the first week of school in August 2016. If your child will need to take a medication at school, a medication order form is available on the district’s website.

Medication Pick Up:  If your child has medications at school, please arrange for an adult to pick them up prior to the end of this school year. You will receive a notice from your clinic as to days/times.  Medications not picked up by June 8th will be disposed of properly. New 7th grade students: Ohio law requires a Dtap booster vaccine be given prior to entry into the 7th grade. Ohio Law also requires a Meningococcal vaccination for students entering the 12th grade. Please bring in your documentation that this is completed to your health clinic during the first week of school in August 2016. All forms listed above will now be available on the district website under School Health Clinic.

POST PROM HOSTS TWO FUNDRAISERS THIS SUMMER – CHIPOTLE AND LAZER CAR WASH

chipotle sandwichEat at Chipotle during the June 28th Dine to Donate fundraiser that runs from 4-8 p.m. that day at its 26420 Great Northern Shopping Center.  Bring in the flyer found HERE, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50 percent of the proceeds go to Olmsted Falls Post Prom 2017.

The second fundraiser runs from July 1 to Aug. 31 at the Berea Laserwash, 1425 W. Bagley Road. Enter the code 2170 and $2 will be donated to the group. Click HERE to see the flyer.  Keep it in your car.

Thanks for participating in these events.

FREE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID ADVISING SERVICES

College Now artCollege Now will be offering free college financial aid advising services over the summer for students who have not yet applied for financial aid for the fall semester.

Please contact Taryn Rechenbach to set up your appointment at 216.635.6115 or via email at  trechenbach@collegenowgc.org.

Appointments will be held at the College Now Resource Center downtown on the 3rd floor of Tower City. Weekday and Saturday appointments are available.

SUMMER BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROGRAMS LOCATIONS

school lunch tray lunchesThe North Olmsted School District received a grant again to sponsor breakfast, lunch and snacks for children during the summer.

It is FREE to all children ages 1-18. The program runs from  June 13 through Aug. 19.

All meals must be consumed on site.

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

REGISTER FOR FREE ACT/SAT SUMMER COLLEGE BOOK CAMPS

College Now artCollege Now’s mission is to increase college attainment through college access and success advising, financial aid counseling and scholarship services.  It is offering summer boot camps to prepare for the tests. Each boot camp is a 16-hour course where students will learn about and practice for each section of these high-stakes college admissions tests. Every student will receive a real ACT prep book at the conclusion of the boot camp. Snacks will be served.  The various camps start June 6th and continue through Aug. 22nd. To view a flyer with dates, click HERE: To register, click HERE. For various College Now programs and services, click HERE.

CAMP INVENTION OFFERS SUMMER FUN FROM JUNE 6-10

camp interventionSince 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary. Olmsted Falls educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for those in grades 1-6. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat and taking apart electronics to assemble something new.  Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Early registration discounts are available. REGISTER NOW WITH THE PROMO CODE “SPRING” AND RECEIVE $15 OFF!  This year the camp is from June 6-10.  Visit campinvention.org, call 800-968-4332 for more information or Michelle  LaGruth, mlagruth@ofcs.net.

FORE! – GET READY FOR THE JULY 23TH ALUMNI GOLF OUTING

golfdogJuly 23th is set for the 21st annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing that the Olmsted Falls Alumni Association sponsors. It is open to all golfers and “want to be” golfers. The site is Creekwood Golf Course in Columbia Station.  Please join us for a fun day that includes 18 holes of golf (shotgun format), riding cart, lunch, BBQ ribs and chicken dinner, golf favors and a chance to win prizes – all for only $85.  Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. Don’t miss this great event and an opportunity to support the Alumni Association and its scholarship programs.  If you would like to receive a registration form or have questions, contact the Alumni Office via e-mail at ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or call us at 440-427-6030.  Please click HERE for the registration form.

 

COMMUNITY

REGISTER FOR FallsSTRONG SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

FallsSTRONG sand volleyball tournament regThis year’s FAllsSTRONG Sand VB Tourney is Friday, June 3rd at Razzles in Olmsted Township.  All proceeds go to scholarships for the Class of 2017.

There is a minimum of six players per team in this double elimination tourney that starts at 10 a.m. Registration is from 9-9:30 a.m. The fee is $20/player, which includes pizza and pop.  To view the flyer and sign-up sheet, click HERE.

Questions?  Call Jen Kanaba, 440-821-5248.

 Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS FREE READING, FUN ALL SUMMER LONG

The Olmsted Falls Branch Library kicks off its Summer Reading program with a few rounds of mini golf right in its building.  Stop by the branch Sunday, June 5, all day long and find obstacles and challenges to get you into the mood for summer reading.  The library also has many events throughout the summer that are free.  To view a flyer of all the library’s summer programs, click HERE.

LAKE ERIE CAPTAINS JUNE 23-26TH WEEKEND OFFERS PEANUT-FREE BALLPARK

Lake Erie captains logoIn observance of National Food Allergy Awareness Week, the Lake Erie Captains has announced a Peanut & Tree Nut Awareness Weekend during which the entire ballpark cleaned and no nuts/seeds will be served at concession stands. Both days include kids activities, parades and a baseball game against the Great Lakes Loons.  Tickets should be bought at captainsbaseball.com/tickets.  Be sure to enter the special code “NEOFAN” to enable the group to receive a small portion of each ticket sale. To see a flyer of the event, click HERE.

NEOFAN stands for Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network.

This week a group of parents and NEOFAN supporters met with lawmakers about pending legislation – House Bill 200 – to stock undesignated epinephrine in public places, such as daycare centers, colleges, restaurants, camps and others.

 

Volleyball ClipartJOIN  YOUTH SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE FOR THOSE IN GRADES 5-12

Razzles invites youth in grades 5-12 to join its Sand Volleyball Camp/League this summer.   The league involves seven weeks of camp, scrimmage play and an end of the session tournament.  The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 8th.

To download the registration and waiver forms and for more details, see the flyer by clicking HERE.

SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 4 & 5 – RELAY FOR LIFE 2016

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe seventh annual Relay For Life will be June 4th and 5th at OFHS.  It begins at 1 p.m. this year!  Enjoy 18 hours of fun, games, live entertainment and fireworks.  The entire day is filled with hundreds of fun activities and non-stop entertainment. This is a great FAMILY EVENT.  You have to be there for the opening lap at 1 p.m. to celebrate the Survivors of cancer in our community. The Luminaria ceremony (candle remembrance) is inspiring.  Don’t miss it at dusk. A fireworks display will then follow with more fun during the night.

The super Kiwanis breakfast again is set for the next morning. Come see how you can make a difference and help create a world with more birthdays!  Go to relayforlife.org/olmstedfalls for more details.  

LIBRARY HOSTING SUMMER BOOK BUDDIES PROGRAM:  BIG BUDDIES / LITTLE BUDDIES 

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Date: Thursdays, 7/7/2016, 7/14/2016, 7/21/2016, 7/28/2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
(3:00 PM on 7/7 for Big Buddy training session)
End Time: 4:30 PM

Description:

Share the joy of books with Little Buddies by reading aloud to each other and playing fun reading games. Please attend all 4 sessions. Big Buddies must attend the training session that will take place at 3:00 PM before the first Buddy session on July 7th.  Grades 6-12:

 http://cuyahogalibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=79954

  Book Buddies – Little Buddies

Date: Thursdays, 7/7/2016, 7/14/2016, 7/21/2016, 7/28/2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM

Description:

Share the joy of books with Big Buddies by reading aloud to each other and playing fun reading games! Children should have some reading ability. Please attend all 4 sessions. For children entering grades 1–3.

http://cuyahogalibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=79947

 

KIDS AGES 9-14 BE PART OF A SUMMER BROADWAY CAMP

The 5-day Broadway Bound Camp is from July 11-15 at Olmsted Community Center. Campers will work close closely with a Broadway actor and music director. For more information, click HERE.

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OFCS Update – May 20, 2016

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FALLS-LENOX STUDENTS RECEIVE DISTRICT AND STATE HONORS IN ANNUAL PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST

20160429_080809Falls-Lenox students earned district and state honors in this year’s PTA Reflections contest! The theme of this year’s contest was “Let Your Imagination Fly!” and that they did!  Seven students were featured on the Morning Show and Board member Linda Parkowski awarded students participation certificates and ribbons from the district and Ohio PTA. District winners: Visual Arts- 1st Place Kaitlyn Williams, 2nd Place Elizabeth Flanagan, 2nd Place Owen Von Glahn, 3rd Place Tessa Chapin, Honorable Mention Jesse Simon. 1st Place Musical Composition- Dominic DiFilippo 1st place in Literature- Jesse Simon, Dominic DiFilippo. Dance Choreography- 1st Place Riley Zahorchak

SS_upper_leftThe following Falls-Lenox students had entries that received district awards and were also chosen by the judges to advance and compete at the State level. Visual Arts- Kaitlyn Williams, Own Von Glahn, Musical Composition and Literature- Dominic DiFilippo

Falls-Lenox had one student place at the State Level. Congratulations to Riley Zahorchak who received the Award of Outstanding Achievement in Dance Choreography 2nd place! She was honored at the PTA Recognition Dinner on Thursday, May 19.

We’re very proud of our students achievements!

CP_leftRENAISSANCE RESIDENTS HELP ECC STUDENTS CELEBRATE READING IS FUN WEEK

Cheering Letters(1)OlinAbout 15 independent residents from The Renaissance Retirement Campus visited Stefanie Kley’s classroom, an ECC tutor, last week to celebrate Reading is Fun Week.

The students showed the Renaissance group many fun ways they learn and practiced their reading skills through songs, games, buddy reading, the Smartboard and telling jokes.   The residents had great stories to share, along with laughs and smiles.  The students and residents seemed to really enjoy the time together. The cookie snack that went along with “Who Stole the Cookie Jar” was a huge hit!

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

6TH–8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES MATERIALS  REVIEW EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY, MAY 26TH

HMFSS_upper_leftThe new Social Studies materials for GRADES 6-8 have been available for parent and community review for the past two weeks at the Olmsted Falls Library.  To accommodate a request to have the materials available for an additional period of time, Olmsted Falls School District is extending the review period (original scheduled to conclude at noon, today, Friday, May 20th)The Social Studies materials review has been EXTENDED THROUGH THE END OF THE DAY ON THURSDAY, MAY 26TH.

Thank you to our local Olmsted Falls Library branch for serving as a review site for these materials for an additional week.

Any parents and community residents still interested in providing feedback are invited to do so using the online Resource Review Survey, which is accessible with any Gmail account. For additional information on the OFCS 6-8th Grade Social Studies Review and how to access the online Resource Review Survey, please click HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact the Board of Education office at (440) 427-6000.

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Falls-Lenox student athletes competing in last Friday’s Special Olympics event at ELY Stadium in Elyria. Watch for full coverage in one of the final blog posts!

MANY, MANY MAY EVENTS – DON’T MISS NEXT WEEK’S POST!

The final weeks of the school year are packed full of exciting events and activities!

Please watch for coverage of these awesome recent events, and more, in our final two posts of the year:

  • OFIS Hosts Annual Career Day
  • Bulldog Students Participate in 2016 Special Olympics
  • Local Senior Citizens Enjoy Concert, Art Show at OFHS Arts Celebration Breakfast
  • Falls-Lenox Bulldog Buddies Program Celebrates Great Year
  • PTA Volunteer & Installation Dinner and Reflections Contest Honors
  • And More!

GRAND MARCH SET BEFORE THIS SATURDAY’S PROM 

prom mightThis year’s Grand March is at 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 21st – Prom night. Come strut your stuff at the Grand March and be seen by family and friends in dress up attire! Be sure to bring smart phones or cameras to catch the special moments on stage! Please be at the high school by 3:30 since the Grand March will begin promptly at 4. Buses will leave for the Prom at 5:30 p.m.

ALL INVITED TO ATTEND MAY 25TH BACCALAUREATE CEREMONY

christian-preschool-graduation-clip-art-Baccalaureate_ServiceJoin in honoring the Senior Class of 2016 at the 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25th, Baccalaureate in the OFHS auditorium.  All are invited.  Seniors who live in the Olmsted community, but attend a school other than OFHS, are welcome to participate.

Seniors, please gather in the OFHS Cafeteria by 7:15 p.m. wearing your caps and gowns.

Any questions please contact Chris Rivera at redmrschris99@aol.com or 440-292-6357.

GRADUATION CEREMONY PHOTO INFORMATION

LifeTouch Grad Pics FlyerLifetouch will photograph all graduating Bulldog seniors at next Thursday’s Commencement Ceremony.

Photos will be available online at www.events.lifetouch.com ten days after the ceremony.

To sign up and receive notification when your proofs are available for review and ordering online, please visit www.events.lifetouch.com.

ATTN:  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS/PARENTS:  YOU CAN NOW VIEW NEXT YEAR’S SELECTED COURSES ONLINE – CHANGE DEADLINE JUNE 7TH

PowerSchool LogoA list of courses each OFHS student has scheduled for the 2016/2017 school year may be viewed online in Power School.  Click on the class registration link on the left of the screen when logged into the site.  Be sure to contact your  student’s school counselor should you have any questions.

Counselors are available through June 7th to discuss your student’s course selections for the next school year. Evening appoints are available on June 6th and daytime appointments, June 7th.  Call 440-427-6116 to schedule an appointment.   The deadline to make any course adjustments/changes is June 7th.

MEET APRIL’S HEALTHY HEROES

Landon Smith

Olivia

Congratulations to Olivia Lofton, a Falls-Lenox student; Landon Smith, ECC’s A.M. class student and Aiden Eck of ECC’s P.M. class, who are April’s Healthy Heroes.

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.

April ECC pm. class healthy heroEach student recognized receives a Healthy Hero certificate and a $5 gift card to an area store.  The Hero also earns a prize for doing healthy tasks at home.  These are the final Healthy Hero awards for this school year. The program will return in September.

Olivia is pictured (top left) with Margie Strekal, Falls-Lenox health aide.

Landon is pictured (bottom left) with his parents, sister Autumn and Mrs. Michaels.

Aiden (top right) is photographed with his mom Ashley, sister Kendall, grandmother Christine Gallagher and Mrs. McNeeley.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WEIGHT LIFTING PROGRAM @ MAY 25TH OPEN HOUSE

weight roomStudents in grades 8-11 and their parents are invited to learn more about our All Sports Weight Lifting Program by attending the 6-7 p.m. May 25th Open House in the OFHS weight room.

There will be demonstrations by our student athletes, information shared by our coaches and documents to review.

Make plans to visit with our knowledgeable staff!

tennis-racket-vector-clip-art_93901BULLDOG TENNIS CAMP FOR SUMMER

Anyone interested in Bulldog Tennis Camp, which will be held at the High School on May 31, June 2 and June 3 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM can pick up a form in the student office, or download to print by clicking HERE.

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL KICK-IT FOR CANCER DRIVE

ava kick it kick-ItOlmsted Falls Intermediate School is currently involved in their sixth annual Kick-It for Cancer drive. Fourth and fifth graders at OFIS, led by K-Kids, have been raising money since Tuesday, May 4th. Collections will end on Tuesday, My 24th. Kick-It, (www.kick-it.org) a program of Flashes of Hope, is a national volunteer driven effort focused solely on raising money for children’s cancer research. Kick-It was founded in Chagrin Falls, Ohio by 10-year old Quinn Clarke during his second battle with cancer. He asked his parents if he and his friend Ava Harb, could have a kickball game to raise money for research and was shocked when more than 500 people came to support them. That afternoon has inspired people from across the country and as far away as Hawaii and Australia to help save the lives of children with cancer. MILLIONS of dollars have been raised, and OFIS students should be proud of their part in that. The Olmsted Falls community has raised over $50,000 for Kick-It in the last five years. We are expecting that number to be about $65,000 after this year’s collections!!

Would you like to see where the money goes? A list of Research Studies that Kick-It has supported can be found here:

http://www.kick-it.org/why-kick-it/supported-studies

To support a FOURTH grade class in their collections, click here:

http://www.kick-it.org/games/2016/05/4th-grade-2016-ofis-field-day-kick-it

To support a FIFTH grade class in their collections, click here:

http://www.kick-it.org/games/2016/05/5th-grade-2016-fifth-grade-ofis-kick-it

During the OFIS Field Days, students will dedicate part of each day to celebrating the awareness and money raised, and PLAYING KICKBALL!”

JUNE 15TH IS DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

bus2AR_upperRightParents needing to designate a single alternative pick-up/drop-off address for their students in the 2016-17 year MUST submit an Alternative Transportation Form by June 15th.  Each year new forms are required even if your requested site is the same.

Please click HERE for additional information and to access Alternative Transportation Forms for the 2016-17 school year.

PLEASE NOTE:  NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED

PARENTS OF THE CLASS OF 2017

Class of 2017 logoDear Parents:  We invite you to be part of the 2017 Post Prom Committee!  2017 Post Prom will be held at the school from Midnight – 3 AM on Sunday May 21, 2017.  There are still several committee and volunteer opportunities available!  Please join us this summer at our regular monthly meetings:

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7PM in the Olmsted Falls Library, Meeting Room A
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7PM in the Olmsted Falls Library, Meeting Room A
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7PM in the Olmsted Falls High School Library

To keep up-to-date on important information:

  • Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
  • Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017

We can only have a successful event for our children with your participation.

Questions can be directly to bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com

SCHOOL HEALTH CLINIC INFO FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

American Red Cross symbolHealth Care Action Plans:  If your child has a medical condition, which may require treatment at school such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, or severe allergies, etc., you will receive a Health Care Action Plan form from your child’s clinic staff.  These will be sent home before the end of the school year. These action plans, which are completed by both the parent and the physician, provide staff with detailed care information should your child become ill at school.  These should be completed over the summer and returned to the clinic during the first week of school in August 2016. If your child will need to take a medication at school, a medication order form is available on the district’s website.

Medication Pick Up:  If your child has medications at school, please arrange for an adult to pick them up prior to the end of this school year. You will receive a notice from your clinic as to days/times.  Medications not picked up by June 8th will be disposed of properly. New 7th grade students: Ohio law requires a Dtap booster vaccine be given prior to entry into the 7th grade. Ohio Law also requires a Meningococcal vaccination for students entering the 12th grade. Please bring in your documentation that this is completed to your health clinic during the first week of school in August 2016. All forms listed above will now be available on the district website under School Health Clinic.

FREE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID ADVISING SERVICES

College Now artCollege Now will be offering free college financial aid advising services over the summer for students who have not yet applied for financial aid for the fall semester.

Please contact Taryn Rechenbach to set up your appointment at 216.635.6115 or via email at  trechenbach@collegenowgc.org.

Appointments will be held at the College Now Resource Center downtown on the 3rd floor of Tower City. Weekday and Saturday appointments are available.

WANTED: BOYS IN GRADES 4-7 FOR SUMMER BASKETBALL OPEN GYM

OFBA logoYounger Bulldogs will have the opportunity to play basketball this summer in a fun setting. Sessions are from 3-4 p.m. on specific Tuesdays and Thursdays in June at the OFMS.

The open gyms will be split with grades 4 and 5 playing against each other and grades 6-7 competing. OFBA coaches will supervise them.

For a flyer listing exact dates and other information, click HERE.  

SIGN UP FOR ATHLETIC PHYSICALS  FOR GRADES 6-11 ON MAY 25TH

All student athletes in grades 6-11 require an OHSAA Physical Evaluation for the 2016-17 school year.  The district has scheduled one from 4-7 p.m. May 25th in the OFHS main gym locker room area.  The cost is $20.  You may select a time slot on an online sign up service.

To view a flyer with all the necessary information, including sign up times, click HERE.

JUNIOR CLASS PARENTS – JOIN POST PROM COMMITTEE

Class of 2017 logoParents of the Class of 2017 are invited to be part of the 2017 Post Prom Committee.  The group meets on the third Wednesdays of each month from June 2016 to March 2017.  Next April it meets the second and fourth Wednesdays while in May, it is every Wednesday to prepare for the Prom, which is Saturday, May 20. That means Post Prom will begin at midnight Sunday, May 21st, and end at 3 a.m.

Please like the OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee Facebook page to keep informed on important dates and news.  The committee can only have a successful event for students with your participation.

SUMMER BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROGRAMS LOCATIONS

school lunch tray lunchesThe North Olmsted School District received a grant again to sponsor breakfast, lunch and snacks for children during the summer.

It is FREE to all children ages 1-18. The program runs from  June 13 through Aug. 19.

All meals must be consumed on site.

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

REGISTER FOR FREE ACT/SAT SUMMER COLLEGE BOOK CAMPS

College Now artCollege Now’s mission is to increase college attainment through college access and success advising, financial aid counseling and scholarship services.  It is offering summer boot camps to prepare for the tests. Each boot camp is a 16-hour course where students will learn about and practice for each section of these high-stakes college admissions tests. Every student will receive a real ACT prep book at the conclusion of the boot camp. Snacks will be served.  The various camps start June 6th and continue through Aug. 22nd. To view a flyer with dates, click HERE: To register, click HERE. For various College Now programs and services, click HERE.

CAMP INVENTION OFFERS SUMMER FUN FROM JUNE 6-10

camp interventionSince 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary. Olmsted Falls educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for those in grades 1-6. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat and taking apart electronics to assemble something new.  Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Early registration discounts are available. REGISTER NOW WITH THE PROMO CODE “SPRING” AND RECEIVE $15 OFF!  This year the camp is from June 6-10.  Visit campinvention.org, call 800-968-4332 for more information or Michelle  LaGruth, mlagruth@ofcs.net.

FORE! – GET READY FOR THE JULY 23TH ALUMNI GOLF OUTING

golfdogJuly 23th is set for the 21st annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing that the Olmsted Falls Alumni Association sponsors. It is open to all golfers and “want to be” golfers. The site is Creekwood Golf Course in Columbia Station.  Please join us for a fun day that includes 18 holes of golf (shotgun format), riding cart, lunch, BBQ ribs and chicken dinner, golf favors and a chance to win prizes – all for only $85.  Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. Don’t miss this great event and an opportunity to support the Alumni Association and its scholarship programs.  If you would like to receive a registration form or have questions, contact the Alumni Office via e-mail at ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or call us at 440-427-6030.  Please click HERE for the registration form.

PURCHASES @ LANDMARK LAWN AND GARDEN LOCATIONS RAISE FUNDS FOR OFAB

logoA fundraiser that will benefit Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters arrives just in time for Spring cleanup around the house and yard. Stop by Landmark Lawn and Garden to buy what you need, mention OFAB at check out and the group automatically receives 6% of the purchase. This includes anything you buy to bulk purchases, which include thousands of items from which to choose.

To download a fundraiser flyer with additional information, please click HERE.  The three Landmark locations in the fundraiser are Strongsville, Avon and Westlake.  For location information, please click HERE. Thank you to Landmark for its support of OFAB this spring!

COMMUNITY

BARK FOR LIFE EVENT SET FOR THIS SATURDAY – MAY 21ST

dog bark for lifeThe Olmsted Falls Relay for Life will host a Bark for Life event Saturday, May 21st.  The 1-mile walk will be in front of the OFMS with registration from 10-10:30 a.m.  Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30, followed by the 1-mile walk.  Following the walk, there is a fashion show for our canine companions, games, activities, food, treats and fun! There is a $10 pre-registration fee per dog – $15 at the door – and $5 for a second canine.  Dogs will receive a Bark for Life bandana. Contact Vicky Presnell, 216-392-6030 or vpresnell@sbcglobal.net for more details or to register.

SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY TO BE A WESTVIEW SHARKS SWIM TEAM MEMBER

sharks_paintingJoin the fun being part of the Westview Sharks summer swim team for ages 4-18.  Meet the coaches and in-person registration is on Sunday, May 22nd from 4-6 p.m. at Westview Pool, which is on Redwood Drive. We will have a hot dog dinner and suit try-ons.  Meet our new coach, Dan Lisy. Dan is a registered USA swimming coach who currently coaches for SwimStrong and is also a swim instructor for Fast Lane Swimming.

Contact westviewswimteam@yahoo.com for more information.

REGISTER FOR FallsSTRONG SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

FallsSTRONG sand volleyball tournament regThis year’s FAllsSTRONG Sand VB Tourney is Friday, June 3rd at Razzles in Olmsted Township.  All proceeds go to scholarships for the Class of 2017.

There is a minimum of six players per team in this double elimination tourney that starts at 10 a.m. Registration is from 9-9:30 a.m. The fee is $20/player, which includes pizza and pop.  To view the flyer and sign-up sheet, click HERE.

Questions?  Call Jen Kanaba, 440-821-5248.

LAKE ERIE CAPTAINS JUNE 23-26TH WEEKEND OFFERS PEANUT-FREE BALLPARK

Lake Erie captains logoIn observance of National Food Allergy Awareness Week, the Lake Erie Captains has announced a Peanut & Tree Nut Awareness Weekend during which the entire ballpark cleaned and no nuts/seeds will be served at concession stands. Both days include kids activities, parades and a baseball game against the Great Lakes Loons.  Tickets should be bought at captainsbaseball.com/tickets.  Be sure to enter the special code “NEOFAN” to enable the group to receive a small portion of each ticket sale. To see a flyer of the event, click HERE.

NEOFAN stands for Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network.

This week a group of parents and NEOFAN supporters met with lawmakers about pending legislation – House Bill 200 – to stock undesignated epinephrine in public places, such as daycare centers, colleges, restaurants, camps and others.

Volleyball ClipartJOIN  YOUTH SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE FOR THOSE IN GRADES 5-12

Razzles invites youth in grades 5-12 to join its Sand Volleyball Camp/League this summer.   The league involves seven weeks of camp, scrimmage play and an end of the session tournament.  The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 8th.

To download the registration and waiver forms and for more details, see the flyer by clicking HERE.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 4 & 5 – RELAY FOR LIFE 2016

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe seventh annual Relay For Life will be June 4th and 5th at OFHS.  It begins at 1 p.m. this year!  Enjoy 18 hours of fun, games, live entertainment and fireworks.  The entire day is filled with hundreds of fun activities and non-stop entertainment. This is a great FAMILY EVENT.  You have to be there for the opening lap at 1 p.m. to celebrate the Survivors of cancer in our community. The Luminaria ceremony (candle remembrance) is inspiring.  Don’t miss it at dusk. A fireworks display will then follow with more fun during the night.

The super Kiwanis breakfast again is set for the next morning. Come see how you can make a difference and help create a world with more birthdays!  Go to relayforlife.org/olmstedfalls for more details.  

LIBRARY HOSTING SUMMER BOOK BUDDIES PROGRAM:  BIG BUDDIES / LITTLE BUDDIES 

Kindergarten visit OF library 1Book Buddies – Big Buddies

Date: Thursdays, 7/7/2016, 7/14/2016, 7/21/2016, 7/28/2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
(3:00 PM on 7/7 for Big Buddy training session)
End Time: 4:30 PM

Description:

Share the joy of books with Little Buddies by reading aloud to each other and playing fun reading games. Please attend all 4 sessions. Big Buddies must attend the training session that will take place at 3:00 PM before the first Buddy session on July 7th.  Grades 6-12:

 http://cuyahogalibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=79954

  Book Buddies – Little Buddies

Date: Thursdays, 7/7/2016, 7/14/2016, 7/21/2016, 7/28/2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM

Description:

Share the joy of books with Big Buddies by reading aloud to each other and playing fun reading games! Children should have some reading ability. Please attend all 4 sessions. For children entering grades 1–3.

http://cuyahogalibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=79947

 

KIDS AGES 9-14 BE PART OF A SUMMER BROADWAY CAMP

The 5-day Broadway Bound Camp is from July 11-15 at Olmsted Community Center. Campers will work close closely with a Broadway actor and music director. For more information, click HERE.

 

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OFCS Update – May 11, 2016

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6TH – 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES MATERIALS NOW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

HMFSS_upper_leftThe new Social Studies materials for GRADES 6-8 are currently available for review at the Olmsted Falls Library through Friday, May 20th.  Parents and community residents who wish to provide feedback are invited to do so using the online Resource Review Survey, which is accessible with any Gmail account.  (Please see additional information below.) Hard copies of the survey are also available with the materials at the library.  An email notification regarding this latest opportunity to review curriculum materials was  also sent directly to all Bulldog parents this past Monday, May 9th.  

OFCS Social Studies teachers in grades 6 through 8 previewed a multitude of Social Studies resources.  Multiple vendors provided a face-to-face overview of their materials. Teachers spent multiple days previewing the materials and using a quality review rubric to determine the strongest resource. Our teachers have identified World Geography, World History and US History from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as a very strong resource.

The social studies textbooks and supporting materials for each grade (6 through 8) will remain available for community review at the Olmsted Falls Public Library through noon on Friday, May 20th.  Additionally, parents can further explore social studies electronic resources by visiting http://preview.hrw.com/sample/reg_sample.jsp and registering for free Virtual Sampling. (Enter the sample word: NASS12 and fill in the required information to be emailed a username and password to preview the materials.)

For parents and community members who have reviewed the new curriculum materials and would like to complete the online Resource Review Survey, the grade-level specific Resource Review Surveys can be accessed by visiting the OFCS website at www.ofcs.net and clicking on the “Social Studies Curriculum Review Survey” Quick Link, located at the top, left side of the page.  

Please note that there is a separate Resource Review Survey for each grade level, and each survey can be accessed with any Gmail account to complete the form.  If you do not already have an existing Gmail account login in, you can create a free account by clicking the blue “Create Account” link on the sign in page.  Once you have signed in, you will then be directed to Resource Review Survey form for the grade level you have selected.  All parents and residents are invited and welcome to review materials for each individual grade level (for grades 6 to 8).  Again, links to each grade level survey are found on the “Social Studies Curriculum Review Survey” QuickLink on the District website.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Board of Education office at (440) 427-6000.

SS_upper_leftOFMS GIRLS FASTPITCH WINS SWC CHAMPIONSHIP

20160505_175143_003Congratulations to the OFMS Fastpitch team – led by Coaches Amanda and Sara Banhidy – for finishing the season as SWC Champions with a record of 9-3!  Even as the Lady Bulldogs battled a rainy spring, which prevented many outdoor practices, their dedication, determination and committment never wavered.

To read more about their winning season, please click HERE.

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OFHS BULLDOG BASEBALL TEAM CELEBRATES SENIOR PLAYERS, FAMILIES

DSC_0859The OFHS Varsity Baseball Team recognized 14 senior players and their parents/guardians during Senior Day at last Saturday’s home game against North Royalton High School.

DSC_0996Graduating seniors were acknowledged for their time and participation in the Bulldog baseball program.

Mothers of senior players received roses as well.

Congratulations to all of the seniors and thanks to their families for all of their support of the baseball program at OFHS!

ALSO – CLEVELAND INDIANS’ HARD BALL CLASSIC UPDATE:  More photos have just been added to the gallery from the OFHS Varsity Baseball Team’s recent game at Progressive Field.  The Bulldogs defeated St. Ed’s by a final score of 2-0.  To view more photos of our Bulldog team in action at the Cleveland Indians Charities’ Annual Hardball Classic held Friday, April 29th, please click HERE.

SS_upper_leftBEREA ELKS HONOR SIX OFMS WINNERS IN ESSAY CONTEST

Berea Elks Americanism Winners 2016 aSix OFMS students were honored May 3rd at the Berea Elks Lodge for winning the local Americanism Essay Contests.

Students in the fall submitted an essay about “What I Can Do to Promote Americanism and Love of Country.”  More than 400 essays were submitted to the Berea Elks from Olmsted Falls and Berea schools.

Olmsted Falls had six winners who were from our middle school.  The winners were, from left in the photo, Adam Von Glahn, grade 8; Alexis McNamara, grade 6; Zowie Hoover, grade 6; Jacqueline Huston, grade 6; Amber Blevins, grade 8 and Emily Sumerauer, grade 7.  Congratulations!

OFHS STUDENTS/PARENTS – VIEW SELECTED 2016-17 COURSES ONLINE

PowerSchool LogoA list of courses each OFHS student has scheduled for the 2016/2017 school year may be viewed online in Power School.  Click on the class registration link on the left of the screen when logged into the site.  Be sure to contact your  student’s school counselor should you have any questions.

Counselors are available through June 7th to discuss your student’s course selections for the next school year. Evening appoints are available on June 6th and daytime appointments, June 7th.  Call 440-427-6116 to schedule an appointment.   The deadline to make any course adjustments/changes is June 7th.

CP_leftVIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE OF JOINT OFHS-BELCHERTOWN CONCERT

Band 4 - CopyThere are now videos available to view from the April 28th joint concert between OFHS and Belchertown bands.  Last week we shared photos of this exceptional event.

The following videos are now available on Facebook at these links:

SS_upper_leftOFHS Wind Symphony  & BHS Wind Ensemble  “March of the Two Left Feet”: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=952510428180292

OFHS Wind Symphony  & BHS  Wind Ensemble “Wedding Dance”:
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=952518498179485

OFHS Wind Ensemble & BHS Symphonic Band “ Ticonderoga March”: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=952523521512316

OFHS Symphonic Winds & BHS Concert Band  “Flourish for Wind Band”: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=952528028178532

OFHS AND OFMS CONCERT UPDATES FOR THIS THURSDAY, MAY 12TH

musicOFMS band and choir concerts in MayThe OFHS Spring Pops Concert this Thursday, May 12th, will have split sessions in the OFHS auditorium. The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 6:45 p.m. while the Symphonic Winds and Wind Symphony are at 8:15.  The Jazz 1 will perform at both concerts.

The OFMS Band and Choir Spring Concerts will occur over the next few weeks.  To view a flyer of their dates and times, click HERE. 

SENIOR CITIZENS INVITED TO SPRING ARTS CELEBRATION – THIS FRIDAY, MAY 13TH 

CP_leftOFCS Triple A LogoOlmsted Falls City School District will welcome area senior citizens at Olmsted Falls High School this Friday, May 13th, for a special arts-themed spring breakfast event.

Enjoy the OFHS May Art Show and a complimentary Continental Breakfast Reception from 8-9 a.m. Be the district’s guests at a special 9:15-10:15 am. Spring Pops Concert.  Parking is available on the west side of the building.

Please help spread the word about this latest special event for our community’s seniors citizens by sharing this information with any of your senior family, friends and neighbors residing in the Olmsted community.  Seating is limited, but space is still available!  Please call 440-427-6000 to reserve a spot today!  

To view an event flyer, click HERE.

ANNUAL OFAB SPRING APPAREL SALE – THIS SATURDAY, MAY 14TH

color bulldog head Don’t miss the annual Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Spring Apparel Sale.  Everything in the booth (located in the football stadium concessions building) will be at least 10% off.

The sale is THIS Saturday, May 14th from  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Stock up on your Bulldog gear for summer!

OFMS OFFERS BOGO BOOK SALE – NEXT WEEK 

book _fairThe Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center will have a Scholastic Buy One, Get One Fair from Monday, May 16th through Friday, May 20th.

This is a great way to stock up on summer reading.

All free items must be of equal or lesser value than the ones you buy. 

dancersGRAND MARCH CONTINUES AS PART OF PROM NIGHT

This year’s Grand March is at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21st – Prom night. Come strut your stuff at the Grand March and be seen by family and friends in dress up attire! Be sure to bring smart phones or cameras to catch the special moments on stage! Please be at the high school by 3:30 since the Grand March will begin promptly at 4. Buses will leave for the Prom at 5:30 p.m.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WEIGHT LIFTING PROGRAM @ OPEN HOUSE

weight roomStudents in grades 8-11 and their parents are invited to learn more about our All Sports Weight Lifting Program by attending the 6-7 p.m. May 25th Open House in the OFHS weight room.

There will be demonstrations by our student athletes, information shared by our coaches and documents to review.

Make plans to visit with our knowledgeable staff!

JUNE 15TH IS DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

bus2AR_upperRightParents needing to designate a single alternative pick-up/drop-off address for their students in the 2016-17 year MUST submit an Alternative Transportation Form by June 15th.  Each year new forms are required even if your requested site is the same.

Please click HERE for additional information and to access Alternative Transportation Forms for the 2016-17 school year.

PLEASE NOTE:  NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED

IT IS FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK

neofan logoOlmsted Falls School District is helping the Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network by assisting with the annual Food Allergy Awareness Week aimed toward educating people about food allergies.  Some people – children and adults – can get very sick when eating certain foods.  That reaction is called a food allergy.  Awareness and understanding is key.  There are a number of ways to respect such allergies and help aide in preventing reactions including washing hands after eating.

To view a more detailed flyer about food allergies, please click HERE.

SCHOOL HEALTH CLINIC INFO FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

American Red Cross symbolHealth Care Action Plans:  If your child has a medical condition, which may require treatment at school such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, or severe allergies, etc., you will receive a Health Care Action Plan form from your child’s clinic staff.  These will be sent home before the end of the school year. These action plans, which are completed by both the parent and the physician, provide staff with detailed care information should your child become ill at school.  These should be completed over the summer and returned to the clinic during the first week of school in August 2016. If your child will need to take a medication at school, a medication order form is available on the district’s website.

Medication Pick Up:  If your child has medications at school, please arrange for an adult to pick them up prior to the end of this school year. You will receive a notice from your clinic as to days/times.  Medications not picked up by June 8th will be disposed of properly. New 7th grade students: Ohio law requires a Dtap booster vaccine be given prior to entry into the 7th grade. Ohio Law also requires a Meningococcal vaccination for students entering the 12th grade. Please bring in your documentation that this is completed to your health clinic during the first week of school in August 2016. All forms listed above will now be available on the district website under School Health Clinic.

FREE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID ADVISING SERVICES

College Now artCollege Now will be offering free college financial aid advising services over the summer for students who have not yet applied for financial aid for the fall semester.

Please contact Taryn Rechenbach to set up your appointment at 216.635.6115 or via email at  trechenbach@collegenowgc.org. Appointments will be held at the College Now Resource Center downtown on the 3rd floor of Tower City. Weekday and Saturday appointments are available.

WANTED: BOYS IN GRADES 4-7 FOR SUMMER BASKETBALL OPEN GYM

OFBA logoYounger Bulldogs will have the opportunity to play basketball this summer in a fun setting. Sessions are from 3-4 p.m. on specific Tuesdays and Thursdays in June at the OFMS.

The open gyms will be split with grades 4 and 5 playing against each other and grades 6-7 competing. OFBA coaches will supervise them.

For a flyer listing exact dates and other information, click HERE.  

SIGN UP FOR ATHLETIC PHYSICALS  FOR GRADES 6-11sports equipment

All student athletes in grades 6-11 require an OHSAA Physical Evaluation for the 2016-17 school year.  The district has scheduled one from 4-7 p.m. May 25th in the OFHS main gym locker room area.  The cost is $20.  You may select a time slot on an online sign up service.

To view a flyer with all the necessary information, including sign up times, click HERE.

JUNIOR CLASS PARENTS – JOIN POST PROM COMMITTEE

Class of 2017 logoParents of the Class of 2017 are invited to be part of the 2017 Post Prom Committee.  The group meets on the third Wednesdays of each month from June 2016 to March 2017.  Next April it meets the second and fourth Wednesdays while in May, it is every Wednesday to prepare for the Prom, which is Saturday, May 20. That means Post Prom will begin at midnight Sunday, May 21st, and end at 3 a.m.

Please like the OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee Facebook page to keep informed on important dates and news.  The committee can only have a successful event for students with your participation.

SUMMER BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROGRAMS LOCATIONS

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The North Olmsted School District received a grant again to sponsor breakfast, lunch and snacks for children during the summer.

It is FREE to all children ages 1-18. The program runs from  June 13 through Aug. 19.

All meals must be consumed on site.

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

REGISTER FOR FREE ACT/SAT SUMMER COLLEGE BOOK CAMPS

College Now artCollege Now’s mission is to increase college attainment through college access and success advising, financial aid counseling and scholarship services.  It is offering summer boot camps to prepare for the tests. Each boot camp is a 16-hour course where students will learn about and practice for each section of these high-stakes college admissions tests. Every student will receive a real ACT prep book at the conclusion of the boot camp. Snacks will be served.  The various camps start June 6th and continue through Aug. 22nd. To view a flyer with dates, click HERE: To register, click HERE. For various College Now programs and services, click HERE.

CAMP INVENTION OFFERS SUMMER FUN FROM JUNE 6-10

camp interventionSince 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary. Olmsted Falls educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for those in grades 1-6. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat and taking apart electronics to assemble something new.  Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Early registration discounts are available. REGISTER NOW WITH THE PROMO CODE “SPRING” AND RECEIVE $15 OFF!  This year the camp is from June 6-10.  Visit campinvention.org, call 800-968-4332 for more information or Michelle  LaGruth, mlagruth@ofcs.net.

GET INTO THE SWING FOR THE JULY 23TH ALUMNI GOLF OUTING

golfdogJuly 23th is set for the 21st annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing that the Olmsted Falls Alumni Association sponsors. It is open to all golfers and “want to be” golfers. The site is Creekwood Golf Course in Columbia Station.  Please join us for a fun day that includes 18 holes of golf (shotgun format), riding cart, lunch, BBQ ribs and chicken dinner, golf favors and a chance to win prizes – all for only $85.  Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. Don’t miss this great event and an opportunity to support the Alumni Association and its scholarship programs.  If you would like to receive a registration form or have questions, contact the Alumni Office via e-mail at ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or call us at 440-427-6030.  Please click HERE for the registration form.

PURCHASES @ LANDMARK LAWN AND GARDEN LOCATIONS RAISE FUNDS FOR OFAB

logoA fundraiser that will benefit Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters arrives just in time for Spring cleanup around the house and yard. Stop by Landmark Lawn and Garden to buy what you need, mention OFAB at check out and the group automatically receives 6% of the purchase. This includes anything you buy to bulk purchases, which include thousands of items from which to choose. To download a fundraiser flyer with additional information, please click HERE.  The three Landmark locations in the fundraiser are Strongsville, Avon and Westlake.  For location information, please click HERE. Thank you to Landmark for its support of OFAB this spring!

COMMUNITY

OF BOY SCOUT TROOP 201 FLOWER SALE – FINAL DAY IS THIS SATURDAY

boyscoutsSaturday is the final day to buy flats of annuals and veggies, as well as hanging baskets at the OF Boy Scout Troop 201 Plant Sale. Its hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday on the corner of the former Jenkins Center.   Stop by, support scouting and shop locally.  The sale will be at the corner of Main Street and Columbia Road, across from Olmsted Community Church. The scouts also are collecting donations for the Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Township food pantry.  Please consider dropping off a non-perishable food item at the sale.

BIKE SAFETY WEEK WHEELING UP – BIKE RODEO IS THIS SATURDAY – MAY 14TH

Put a lid on it bike rodeoBike Helmet Safety Awareness Week is May 9-21. To highlight the celebration, the Olmsted Bike Safety Rodeo is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14th at the Olmsted Community Center. There are 90 free bike helmets for those who pre-register online at olmstedcc.com or in person at 8170 Mapleway Drive. The rodeo includes a series of skill stations directly related to everyday bicycling situations. Participants will practice starting and stopping, the safe way to exit a driveway, how to look for traffic, negotiate an intersection and avoid common road hazards. Grab your bikes, wear your helmets and join the local safety forces in this one-day FREE event to promote Bike Safety Week – and PUT A LID ON IT to protect yourself before you pedal. To view a flyer of the event, click HERE.

GREAT NORTHERN MALL HOSTS HEALTH FAIR- THIS SATURDAY

health careThe Great Northern Mall will celebrate EMS Week with a Community Health Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14th.

The fair will feature various health screenings, blood drive, child seat safety check, family friendly games and activities and a 1 p.m. appearance by the UH safety squad.

To see a detailed flyer of the event, click HERE.

BARK FOR LIFE EVENT SET FOR MAY 21ST

dog bark for lifeThe Olmsted Falls Relay for Life will host a Bark for Life event Saturday, May 21st.  The 1-mile walk will be in front of the OFMS with registration from 10-10:30 a.m.  Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30, followed by the 1-mile walk.  Following the walk, there is a fashion show for our canine companions, games, activities, food, treats and fun! There is a $10 pre-registration fee per dog – $15 at the door – and $5 for a second canine.  Dogs will receive a Bark for Life bandana. Contact Vicky Presnell, 216-392-6030 or vpresnell@sbcglobal.net for more details or to register.

SIGN UP TO BE A WESTVIEW SHARKS SWIM TEAM MEMBER

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Join the fun being part of the Westview Sharks summer swim team for ages 4-18.  Meet the coaches and in-person registration is on Sunday, May 22nd from 4-6 p.m. at Westview Pool, which is on Redwood Drive. We will have a hot dog dinner and suit try-ons.  Meet our new coach, Dan Lisy. Dan is a registered USA swimming coach who currently coaches for SwimStrong and is also a swim instructor for Fast Lane Swimming.

Contact westviewswimteam@yahoo.com for more information.

LAKE ERIE CAPTAINS WEEKEND OFFER PEANUT-FREE BALLPARK

Lake Erie captains logoIn observance of National Food Allergy Awareness Week, the Lake Erie Captains have announced a Peanut & Tree Nut Awareness Weekend during which the entire ballpark cleaned and no nuts/seeds will be served at concession stands. Both days include kids activities, parades and a baseball game against the Great Lakes Loons.  Tickets should be bought at captainsbaseball.com/tickets.  Be sure to enter the special code “NEOFAN” to enable the group to receive a small portion of each ticket sale. To see a flyer of the event, click HERE.

NEOFAN stands for Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network.

This week a group of parents and NEOFAN supporters met with lawmakers about pending legislation – House Bill 200 – to stock undesignated epinephrine in public places, such as daycare centers, colleges, restaurants, camps and others.

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JOIN  YOUTH SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE FOR THOSE IN GRADES 5-12

Razzles invites youth in grades 5-12 to join its Sand Volleyball Camp/League this summer.   The league involves seven weeks of camp, scrimmage play and an end of the session tournament.  The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting June 8th.

To download the registration and waiver forms and for more details, see the flyer by clicking HERE.

SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 4 & 5 – RELAY FOR LIFE 2016

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe seventh annual Relay For Life will be June 4th and 5th at OFHS.  It begins at 1 p.m. this year!  Enjoy 18 hours of fun, games, live entertainment and fireworks.  The entire day is filled with hundreds of fun activities and non-stop entertainment. This is a great FAMILY EVENT.  You have to be there for the opening lap at 1 p.m. to celebrate the Survivors of cancer in our community. The Luminaria ceremony (candle remembrance) is inspiring.  Don’t miss it at dusk. A fireworks display will then follow with more fun during the night.

The super Kiwanis breakfast again is set for the next morning. Come see how you can make a difference and help create a world with more birthdays!  Go to relayforlife.org/olmstedfalls for more details.  

KIDS AGES 9-14 BE PART OF A SUMMER BROADWAY CAMP

The 5-day Broadway Bound Camp is from July 11-15 at Olmsted Community Center. Campers will work close closely with a Broadway actor and music director. For more information, click HERE.

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