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Parent Update – June 7, 2010

CLASS OF 2010 – CONGRATULATIONS & THANKS

Congratulations to the 267 members of the Class of 2010!  Parents, family and friends gathered at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center last Thursday evening to celebrate Commencement.  Valedictorian Steffany Meredyk, Salutatorian Adam Broski and Class President Mark Mills were featured speakers, along with Board President Frank Pedicini, Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley and Principal Dr. Robert Hill.

Mark Mills

Steffany Meredyk

Adam Broski

Holly Miller and Brett Emerine lead Class of 2010 in final singing of OFHS Alma Mater at the Commencement ceremony.

In addition to Commencement, graduates and their families and friends, celebrated at the annual Baccalaureate Service held in the OFHS Auditorium last Wednesday evening.  Reverend Jim McClaren from Fields Methodist Church, Reverend Ron Dauphin from Olmsted Community Church, and Father Wally Hyclak of St. Mary of the Falls Catholic Church officiated the service which was sponsored by the Olmsted Ministerial Association.

Rev. Jim McClaren, Rev. Ron Dauphin, St. Mary of the Falls Youth Minister Tricia Frey, and Fr. Wally Hyclak at Baccalaureate.

Class of 2010 graduates who attend St. Mary of the Falls with Father Wally Hyclak following Baccalaureate Service.

Members of the Class of 2010 also participated in the annual Senior Honors Program where awards and scholarships were presented on Wednesday morning.

Recipients of 2010 scholarships from the Olmsted Falls Alumni and Endowment Association. Front Row (L to R): Alyssa Bacik, Cameron Trefny, Ian Sparks, Lauren Mesaros, Emily Mills, Steffany Meredyk, Mark Mills, Eric Tchen. Back Row (L to R): Kurt Carlisle, Chaz McGrain, Adam Broski, David Levin, Evan Zaruba, Alexander New, Ryan Petitti, Sarah Underhill, Autumn Kalikin, John Oravec

Many Thanks:  Olmsted Falls High School would like to thank parents and community members for their support of the Class of 2010.  Whether volunteering, donating in-kind or supporting the Local Scholarship Program, the students of OFHS are truly fortunate to be surrounded by such a caring community.  Students and staff extend special appreciation to the parents who volunteered to work the senior cookout last week.  Special thanks also go out to Phil Moody and IGA, K&K Portage Meats, Cutting Garden, and Schuster’s Greenhouse for their contributions and donations to year-end events as well as activities throughout the year.  Finally, OFHS also wishes to thank the graduates of the Class of 2010 for their donation of a magnolia tree for the high school courtyard.

In closing, OFHS invites parents of students in the Class of 2011 to get involved.  There are a number of opportunities to help make your child’s senior year a memorable.  Contact the High School Guidance Office 427-6116 to volunteer.

BULLDOG ATHLETES FINISH STRONG

Congratulations once again to the OFHS Varsity Baseball Team on their first-ever run at the Division I State championship!  While in the end, the team was defeated in the final four in Columbus on Friday, the team has many accomplishments and firsts to celebrate this season.  Way to go Bulldogs!
Also competing at the State level last weekend were members of the Olmsted Falls High School Track Team.  Congratulations to the Girls 4X400 Meter Relay Team (Dayna Roberts, Allison Duber, Megan Coughlin and Kelsey Snider) for finishing 13th in the State with a time of 3:57.82.  Congratulations to pole vaulter Matt Stenger who finished 6th in the State with a height of 15′ O”.  Matt’s best vault this year was 15’1″, which is now the school record.
Outstanding job by all!

OFHS Track 4X400 Relay Team

OFHS Track Pole Vaulter Matt Stenger

PRO BASKETBALL PLAYER AND BULLDOG ALUMNUS MIKE GANSEY PRESENTS AWARD TO COACH DONAHUE

Coach Donahue with pro basketball player and alumnus Mike Gansey, following presentation of Sportsmanship, Ethics & Integrity Award

Olmsted Falls Alumnus Mike Gansey returned to his Alma Mater last week to help present the “Sportsmanship, Ethics & Integrity Award” to his former basketball coach Pat Donahue.  Gansey spoke of the personal and postive impact Coach Donahue had on his basketball career.  Gansey currently plays basketball professionally in the U.S. and abroad.

FINAL REMINDER:  ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION FORM DEADLINE FOR 2010-2011 IS TUESDAY, JUNE 15TH

For those parents needing to designate a single, alternate pick-up / drop-off address for their student for 2010-2011, the deadline for submitting Alternate Transportation Forms is Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

Please click here for additional information and to access Alternate Transportation Forms for the 2010-2011 school year.

DON’T FORGET “BOOKS AHOY!” – CUYAHOGA COUNTY LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING GAME OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY

Olmsted Falls School District encourages participation in the Cuyahoga County Library’s Summer Reading Game as a way to maintain and enhance important literacy skills over the summer months.  This year’s Summer Reading Game  “Books Ahoy!” began last Saturday (June 5th).  All Olmsted Falls School District students in grades K to 8 have been officially registered to participate in this year’s program.

Simply stop by any Cuyahoga County Library branch or log on at www.cuyahogalibrary.org to get started.  The user name for the Summer Reading Game is the student’s first and last name – with no space in between. (Note:  There is a 20 character limit on user names.  If your child’s first and last name combined exceeds 20 letters and they are having trouble logging on, please contact a local librarian for assistance.)

The Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Summer Reading Game – “Books Ahoy!” – runs through August 7th.  Registration allows for participation in “Books Ahoy!” at any Cuyahoga County Library branch including Olmsted Falls, North Olmsted, Berea and Middleburg Heights.  Please contact our local Olmsted Falls Library branch at (440) 235-1150 with any questions.

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