Parent Update – September 15, 2010
MINI BULLDOG CHEERLEADERS SHOW SPIRIT
Approximately 300 young Bulldogs joined the OFHS Cheerleading squad on the High School track last Friday night to cheer on the Bulldog Varsity Football team . Lines of girls followed the lead of our High School cheerleaders with chants and routines that were learned during the annual Bulldog Mini Cheer Camp program. For a complete photo gallery from the event, please click here.
OPEN HOUSE AT EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER TONIGHT
Attention Parents of Preschool and Kindergarten Students! You are encouraged to attend the Open House event at the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center TONIGHT. Meet new building administrator Dr. Jim Lloyd, visit your child’s classroom and learn more about parent groups such as PTA, OFCS Athletic Boosters and more.
Tonight! Wednesday, Sept. 15th
6:45-7:30 p.m. for A.M. Preschool/Kindergarten
7:30-8:15 p.m. for P.M. Preschool/Kindergarten
Please note that parking can be an issue for this event. If needed, you may park at the church across the street and walk over. If you do end up parking across the street, please take care in crossing Fitch Road.
IMPORTANT HEALTH CLINIC NEWS
The Health Clinic staff will begin vision and hearing screenings at the end of September in some schools. All students in grades PreK, K, 1, 3, 5, 7* and 9 will be screened, as well as any students new to the District this year. (*Note: 7th grade students screened for vision only.) These vision and hearing screenings will continue through early spring. If a child fails the first screening, he or she will be re-screened in approximately 4 weeks. If a child fails both screenings, his or her parent/guardian will be notified in writing.
Also, scoliosis screenings for students in grades 5-7 will begin this winter. Parents will receive more information on scoliosis screenings later in the year.
Parents are encouraged to contact the health clinic at their child’s school with any questions. Thank you.
LATE START REMINDER FOR HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS
Today, Wednesday, September 15th, was the first Late Start Day (High School ONLY) of the 2010-2011 school year. To download a copy of the Late Start Schedule, please click here.
IMPORTANT MEETING RE: FUTURE OF OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY TOMORROW NIGHT
As many are already aware, the Olmsted Falls School District and the Olmsted Falls branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library work in partnership to promote literacy and reading among our student population and their families. For example, this summer more than 3,000 local children, ages 17 and under, participated in the Library’s Annual Summer Reading Game.
Some of you may have already heard that the Olmsted Falls branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library will be relocated. This has generated many questions among residents and community leaders. Members of the Cuyahoga County Public Library Administration and Board of Trustees will lead a community meeting to present information and address questions and concerns about the planned relocation – all residents are welcome. I encourage parents to attend to get a full understanding of the plans for the relocation and to have an opportunity to voice your questions and comments at this important, informative meeting.
The meeting is Tomorrow, Thursday, September 16th at 7 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of the Olmsted Falls Community Church, 7853 Main Street. The church is located across the street from the library.
SIXTH GRADE CHOIRS PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY PROJECT
Sixth grade students at Olmsted Falls Middle School joined students across the country to celebrate National Anthem Day September 14th.
On this day, Francis Scott Key penned “The Star-Spangled Banner” after witnessing American forces defend Fort McHenry from British troops.
The day serves as an excellent opportunity to educate students about the national anthem and to demonstrate to the community the important role music teachers play in passing on our cultural heritage.
The 6th grade choir classes assembled outside around the flag pole on Tuesday to sing the national anthem. Students throughout the nation participated in this special event celebrating this important day in American history.
OFHS WELCOMES TWO FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS FOR 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR
Olmsted Falls High School is home to two foreign exchange students this school year.
Both Chanita (Pear) Maneekarn of Thailand and Lisa-Marie Taupe of Germany – have come to our District through the American Field Service (AFS) High School Exchange Program.
Pear is a junior living with OFHS Science Teacher Lisa Whitney and her family. Lisa-Marie is a senior living with Joan Roman.
Both students were profiled in a recent Sun Post-Herald article by local reporter Joanne DuMound.
A warm Bulldog welcome to both Pear and Lisa Marie!
CONGRATULATIONS TO BULLDOG CROSS-COUNTRY TEAMS
Congratulations to both the boys and girls cross-country teams on their outstanding finishes this past Saturday at the Dover Invitational. The girls dominated, scoring 58 points and finished 1st overall, beating a Kenston team by 48 points, a team that they lost to at Madison last week. The boys finished 2nd overall, scoring 85 points in a very competitive field, edging out Carrollton on a tie-breaker!
Leading the two-time Dover champions for the girls were Rachel Botoulas (5th), Brittany Carson (7th), Jaime Fossen (13th), Katelynn Duplaga (15th), Caitlin Dahlin (18th), Meghan Coughlin(30th), and Lindsey Kaschak (37th). All 5 scorers finished in the top 20 and received individual medals, as the team ran well as a pack. Congrats again girls!
The boys varsity took 2nd overall, also bringing home a team plaque, beating Carrollton on the 6th man tie-breaker! Scoring for the boys were Troy Swiderski (4th), Edwin Rosa (9th), Grant Budic (22nd), Ed Gorski (23rd), Dominic Duhlin (27th), Josh Musial (31st), and Nick Chalfant (32nd). They also packed very well placing everyone in the top 40. Great job guys!
This combined effort marks one of the best combined finishes for the cross-country team in quite some time, and both teams only have one senior! Good luck to both the boys and girls cross-country teams this week at Cleveland Heights, and keep up the great running!
MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA SPIRIT WEAR FUNDRAISER
The Olmsted Falls Middle School PTA Spirit has kicked-off its annual Spirit Wear Fundraiser. Order forms are available on the Middle School PTA News Page or by clicking here. 2010-2011 Middle School PTA Spirit Wear items can be viewed by visiting the product photo gallery on the Middle School website.