Parent Update – September 22, 2010
Congratulations to Soumyajit Mazumder, Michael Coury and James Coury on being named as Semi-Finalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented Olmsted Falls High School seniors have the opportunity to continue on in this prestigious competition for some 8,400 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million, that will be offered next spring.
About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools across the country entered the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
Kudos to Soumyajit, Michael and James on this outstanding achievement, and best of luck as the competition proceeds into the spring!
DISTRICT PRINCIPALS & ADMINISTRATORS SET-UP FOR PERSONAL RESPONSES TO BLOG COMMENTS
All administrators and building principals in the Olmsted Falls School District have established contributor profiles for use in conjunction with the District’s weekly blog. This new set-up allows District officials to respond directly to parent questions that may relate specifically to their building or specific area of District operations. Parents are encouraged to use the Comments feature on the weekly blog to voice questions they may have about educational programs and District operations. If one parent has a question, the odds are that others probably have the same question. The official District blog provides access to information straight from the source, which we hope will be of benefit to many parents.
A number of informative exchanges have already taken place. Please find a collection of topics below that have been discussed in recent weeks on the Ofalls Blog:
To read an exchange about bullying prevention, free/reduced lunch qualifications and breakfast schedules, click here for Sept. 15th blog comments archive.
To read an exchange about high school busing/student schedules, new teachers for 2010-2011 and federal RttT funds, click here for Sept. 1st blog comments archive.
To read an exchange about elementary class sizes, click here for Aug. 25th blog comments archive.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS TOUR NEWLY COMPLETED, STATE-FUNDED EXPANSION OF MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School Principal Mark Kurz led members of the Olmsted Falls Board of Education – and others in attendance for the regular monthly Board meeting Tuesday night – on a tour of the newly completed expansion project at Olmsted Falls Middle School. The tour included visits to the music rooms, expanded locker room facilities, wellness/physical education room, and a sampling of classrooms in the new section of the building which includes 17 new classrooms in total.
All expansion to the Middle School facility was made possible by the $7.7 million in State funding secured by the Olmsted Falls School District through the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s Exceptional Needs Program. All of the new expansion to the Middle School was completed on-time and on-budget – and without the need for additional, local tax dollars.
OLMSTED KIWANIS CLUB HOSTS NEW TEACHERS AT SEPTEMBER MEETING
Teachers join Kiwanis Club members for dinner, are introduced by their principals and get an opportunity to meet community members who are actively involved in supporting our schools.
The meeting also provided an opportunity for Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley to update Kiwanis members on the latest news and developments in the Olmsted Falls School District.
OLMSTED FALLS PTA COUNCIL AND OLMSTED FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT PARTNER FOR A SECOND OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET EVENT THIS WEEKENDFollowing the success of the August Operation Medicine Cabinet – where more than 90 pounds of liquid and solid medications were collected – this second Operation Medicine Cabinet event has been scheduled for residents of the Olmsted community and surrounding areas. This Saturday, September 25th, the Operation Medicine Cabinet (Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medication Drop-Off) will take place at the Jenkins Center from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please click here to download informational flyer.
OFIS LAUNCHES ANNUAL FUNDRAISER WITH CAVALIERS SCREAM TEAM
Members of the Cleveland Cavaliers “Scream Team” helped 4th and 5th graders at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School kick-off the annual PTA fundraiser with energy and enthusiasm last week with a special appearance in the Intermediate School gymnasium. Students cheered for the dancers…and their teachers who graciously joined in the fun. The OFIS PTA is currently selling a variety of cookie dough products. To purchase, please contact a fourth or fifth grade student you know or e-mail OFIS Fundraising Chair Holly McFadden (email@example.com) for an order form.
LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS AVAILABLE THROUGH FALLS-LENOX/ECC PTA FUNDRAISER
The Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA will be selling Entertainment Books this year. If you would like to buy an Entertainment Book, please contact a Falls-Lenox or ECC student that you know. Or you can stop in at the Olmsted Falls Board office to purchase one. The price is $30.00. Checks can be made out to Falls-Lenox PTA. Thanks for your support!
FALLS-LENOX/ECC FIRST PTA MEETING OF THE YEAR – NEXT TUES., SEPT. 28th
Falls-Lenox and the Early Childhood Center have combined forces this year and are now one PTA! Our first meeting of the school year will take place on Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00pm at the Falls-Lenox cafeteria. Both principals, Mr. Roseberry and Dr. Lloyd, will be in attendance, as well as the superintendent, Dr. Hoadley. Even if you are not able to volunteer this year, come and hear what the PTA has in store for the students this school year and all the wonderful things going on at the ECC and Falls-Lenox!
Don’t miss out! Each person who attends next week’s meeting will be in a drawing to win one of two $25 gift cards to local stores and establishments. Two $25 gift cards will be raffled off at each and every Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA meeting this school year!
Olmsted Falls Youth Coaches Clinic – October 23, 2010 – Olmsted Falls Head Basketball Coach Chris DeLisio is offering a “Youth Coaches Clinic” targeted to area basketball coaches. Please click here to download flyer with further information.