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Parent Update – November 17, 2010

November 17, 2010 10 comments

BOARD OF EDUCATION CONTINUES DISCUSSION OF STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

The Olmsted Falls Board of Education met this week, on Monday evening, and continued its discussion of future strategic priorities for our school district.  At this meeting, the Board of Education also received the verbatim comments shared by our community in the recent parent survey.  Additionally, our School Board scheduled a work session for Monday, November 29th at 7 PM to continue this discussion of future strategic priorities.  Future planning is a key to the continued success of any quality organization.  Identifying potential opportunities to build upon prior success is always important.

In 2012, 2.8 mills of prior approved millage is set to expire.  Specifically, bond millage that was approved decades ago by our community to build and maintain our District Facilities will be “paid off.”  As part of this strategic discussion, conversations have occurred as to how the District should move forward and respond to this 2.8 mill “drop-off.”

In the recent parent survey, several comments were submitted in regard to the current condition of the District’s High School.  Obviously, this 42 year old building has issues, both structural and cosmetic, that must soon be addressed.  Other District facilities, just like your own personal home, also have continual maintenance needs as well.

During the last levy campaign the District pledged that it would not seek additional operating revenue for a minimum of three years.  A lot of conversation has occurred as to how this “no new operating levy” pledge would be interpreted against a possible 2.8 mill facilities issue that would not increase the level of taxation.

Your input is very important to myself and the Board of Education.  I would encourage residents to submit comments to this blog, or email me directly with your thoughts on this important District matter.

DISTRICT BEGINS RELEASE OF PARENT SURVEY RESULTS

Thank you again to the more than 600 parents who participated in the recent on-line survey conducted by Olmsted Falls School District.  Results to each question will be posted on the District website, and will be accessible via the Blog as well.  Each question and its responses will be accessible as an individual PDF file.  We invite you to click on the links below to review responses to the rating scale format questions:

Question 7
Rating scale regarding importance of select educational program factors.

Question 8
Rating scale regarding level of emphasis for select areas of concentration.

A review of all narrative responses is currently underway to ensure no personally slanderous remarks or profanity are published.  It is the intention of Olmsted Falls School District to publish all submitted responses – redacting only mentions of personal names and/or profanity as needed.  All question responses will be posted by December 1, 2010.

Thank you again for this valuable input – receiving such in-depth feedback directly from the voice of our customer will be of great benefit as we move our District forward.

BULLDOGS ADVANCE TO REGIONAL FINAL FOOTBALL GAME AT BALDWIN-WALLACE THIS FRIDAY:  PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE

LET’S GO BULLDOGS!

Congratulations to our Bulldog football team for their win over Maumee High School in the Regional Semi-Finals last weekend.  Our Bulldogs advance to the Regional Final Game this Friday against Maple Heights High School.

The Regional Final Game will be played Finnie Stadium at Baldwin-Wallace College this Friday, November 19th at 7:30 p.m.

Students, parents and community members are invited to help give our Bulldog Football Team a spirited send-off as they depart this Friday afternoon for the Regional Final Game!  Team buses will depart Olmsted Falls High School between 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. and travel along Bagley Road toward Finnie Stadium at Baldwin-Wallace College (also located on Bagley Road in Berea).   Anyone interested in getting an early start to cheering on our Bulldogs is encouraged to be in place by 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Sale tickets will again be available at the high school office ONLY at the following times:

–Wednesday (11/17), Thursday (11/18) and Friday (11/19) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

–Also Thursday (11/18) night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

All pre-sale tickets are $7.00

–All tickets at the gate are $9.00

Please note:  No passes will be accepted for play-off games.  Everyone must have a ticket for play-off games.

OLMSTED FALLS VS. MAPLE HEIGHTS UP FOR REGIONAL FINALS GAME OF THE WEEK – VOTE TODAY!

Faculty, students, parents, alumni and community members are encouraged to go on-line TODAY and vote for Olmsted Falls. Votes can be cast until 5:00 p.m. TODAY at:

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/community/youth-football/high-school-football.html

Each Game of the Week will be covered by Browns reporters with highlights appearing on www.ClevelandBrowns.com, as well as other Browns programming.

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS HONORED AT BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

On Monday night, at the November meeting of the Olmsted Falls Board of Education, Board members honored nine Olmsted Falls High School students for their achievements in the National Merit Scholarship program.  Board members were joined by State Representative Matt Patten as these outstanding students were recognized in front of a crowd of family and friends.  OFHS Principal Dr. Bob Hill introduced each student individually as they were honored.  Congratulations to all!

Pictured Above:  Front row (L to R) –  Board Vice President Mr. Joe Bertrand, National Merit Semi-Finalists James Coury, Soumyajit Mazumder, and Michael Coury, and Board President Mr. Frank Pedicini.  Back row (L to R): – Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley, National Merit Commended students Benjamin Brown, Tatiana Faria, Michaela Killik, Natalie Brdar and Ethan Kocjan, OFHS Principal Dr. Robert Hill and State Representative Matt Patten.  Not pictured:  National Merit Commended student Nicholas Macek.

MIDDLE SCHOOL POSTS FIRST QUARTER ACADEMIC REVIEW LISTS

Congratulations to the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at Olmsted Falls Middle School who have achieved Les Excellence (4.0), Honor Roll (3.5-3.999) and Merit Roll (3.0-3.499) status for the first quarter of this school year.  The Academic Review Lists (by grade) detailing this outstanding student achievement have been uploaded to the “Counselor’s Corner” page on the Middle School website.  Please click here for quick access to these lists.

Congratulations to all those students listed!

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 24TH – 26TH

A reminder to all parents that Thanksgiving break begins next Wednesday, November 24th.  There will be NO SCHOOL Wednesday, November 24th through Friday, November 26th.  Additionally, because school is not in session on Wednesday, there will be no blog update next week.

Best wishes to all of our Bulldog students, staff and families for a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.  School will resume on Monday, November 29th.

LATEST SCHOOL REPORT AVAILABLE ON-LINE

Keeping our greater community informed is an important priority for the Olmsted Falls School District.  To that end, as you are likely already aware, Olmsted Falls School District publishes a regular newsletter which is mailed to all residents in the Olmsted Falls School District community.  The Fall 2010 issue of Our School Report has just been delivered to the printer, and will arrive in all residences and businesses shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday.  If you are interested in an advanced look at this latest School Report, we invite you to click here to download an electronic version.  If you are an avid reader of this blog, you will likely recognize many of the stories.  We look forward to sharing all of this District news with the community at large.

SUCCESS CONTINUES FOR OFHS ACADEMIC TEAM

On Saturday, November 13th, the OFHS Academic Team competed in the Parkersburg Catholic NAQT Qualifier Tournament in Parkersburg, WVA.  The A-Team placed 1st overall and the B-Team placed in a tie for 5th overall.  Thirty-six teams competed in the Swiss-pairs matched NAQT tournament, consisting of teams from Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

The OFHS A-Team posted a record of 6-0 on the day which included a tough match against Northmont (Ohio) and a championship match against Parkersburg (WVA).  The OFHS B-Team posted a 4-1 record on the day with their only loss coming to Northmont (OH).

COMMUNITY TRAFFIC ALERT

Please be aware that Columbia Road will be closed at Bronson Street effective Monday, November 8th at 6:30 a.m. for a duration of two weeks.  Please watch construction signage for any additional / updated information during this time.

SIGN UP FOR WINTER BASKETBALL PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 1 – 3

Please be aware that tomorrow, November 18 is the deadline to register your child for our winter basketball program for students in grades 1 – 3.  Please click here for a copy of the registration form and for more information.

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Parent Update – November 10, 2010

November 10, 2010 6 comments

Thank You Again, OF Voters

As everyone knows, last Tuesday was Election Day across our nation.  A record number of school district levy issues appeared on ballots across Ohio.  I am thankful that OFCS was not on the ballot and that our community, in February 2010, supported our school district’s tax request for additional operating revenue.

I am also thankful that our District has been able to continue to offer our students great educational opportunities as well as opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities.  Many of this Fall’s accomplishments, of our students and our student athletes, would not have been possible without the successful passage of the operating levy.  To this, I once again must say thank you for your support of Olmsted Falls Schools.

Over the past week, I have been asked on many occasions how I think things will change under the leadership of Governor-elect Kasich.  My response has been, I really don’t know.  Whomever is Governor does not change the fact that the state of Ohio is facing a major budget problem in the next biennium budget (which goes into effect on 7-1-11).  Many have predicted (and this blog has shared those predictions) that state funding for Ohio schools will be “cut”.  Ultimately, time will tell and we, as a school district, and we, as a community, will react to whatever changes occur.

BULLDOGS ADVANCE TO REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL GAME:  PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE

GO BULLDOGS!

Our Bulldog football team will play a regional semi-final game against Maumee High School at Clyde High School this Friday, November 12th at 7:30 p.m.

 

Pre-Sale tickets will again be available at the high school office ONLY:

 –Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
–Thursday night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
All pre-sale tickets are $7.00

–All tickets at the gate are $9.00

 Please note:  No passes will be accepted for play-off games.  Everyone must have a ticket for play-off games.

 BULLDOG SEMI-FINAL MATCH-UP NOMINATED FOR CLEVELAND BROWNS HIGH SCHOOL GAME OF THE WEEK – VOTE TODAY!

This week ClevelandBrowns.com staff writer Matt Florjancic has selected Friday’s Olmsted Falls vs. Maumee game as his selection for the Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week.   Faculty, students, alumni, etc. are encouraged to go on-line TODAY and vote for Olmsted Falls. Each week, fans have the opportunity to select the Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week throughout the regular season. Four panel members, including Dave Chudowsky (WKYC-TV 3), Matt Florjancic (www.ClevelandBrowns.com), Mark “Munch” Bishop (WKNR-850 AM) and Mike Snyder (WTAM-1100 AM) each nominate one game per week.

Votes can be cast until 5:00 p.m. TODAY at:

http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/community/youth-football/high-school-football.html

Each Game of the Week will be covered by Browns reporters with highlights appearing on www.ClevelandBrowns.com, as well as other Browns programming.

OFHS BOYS SOCCER TEAM LENDS A HAND AT SCHADY ROAD SOCCER COMPLEX

This past Saturday, members of the Olmsted Falls Boys Soccer Team and its coaches volunteered their time to help the Olmsted Falls Soccer Association close down and prepare the Schady Road soccer complex for winter.  The boys helped move all of the goals off the fields and into the pavilion, as well as close up the pavilion itself for the winter.

Members of the team also help out at the beginning of each OFSA season by moving the goals back out on the field as well as helping measure out and line the numerous fields at Schady Road.
The OFHS Boys Soccer Team has been doing this for the past four years.
Members of the Bulldog boys soccer team have also helped OFSA in numerous ways, whether it is coaching recreational level teams, officiating, field maintenance, and volunteering their time this past fall to help run coaching clinics for the OFSA Travel soccer coaches.
OFHS MASQUERS PRESENT “THE LITTLE SHOP CLASS OF HORRORS” THIS FRIDAY& SATURDAY

Masquers will present “The Little Shop Class of Horrors” on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling 427-6070.

OFHS STUDENT EARNS PRINCIPAL BASSOONIST POSITION IN NORTHEAST REGIONAL ORCHESTRA

OFHS musician Stuart Englehart

Congratulations to Stuart Englehart for earning a highly coveted seat with the Northeast Regional Orchestra.  His impressive audition for this prestigious regional orchestra won him the position of principal bassoonist.  Stuart performed a public concert with the Northeast Regional Orchestra at Cleveland State University this past Sunday, November 7th.  Congratulations to Stuart on this outstanding musical achievement!

FALLS-LENOX/ECC PTA SPONSORS SWEET SERVICE PROJECT

A big thanks to the ECC and Falls-Lenox families for all the Halloween candy donations.  The first PTA service project of the year was a huge success, with 567 pounds of candy collected for local charities. Pictured are PTA Service volunteers Joanna Barnard, Nichole Allmandinger and Kerrie Kruichuk.

STAMP OUT BULLYING!

On November 8th students and teachers at Falls-Lenox learned what it takes to STAMP Out Bullying at their school!  All students and teachers attended an assembly sponsored by the Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA.

The speaker was Jay Banks, who came all the way from Tennessee to give the students the message to Stay away from bullies, Tell someone, Avoid bad situations, Make friends and Project confidence.

OLMSTED FALLS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL AND PRINCIPAL DON SVEC RECOGNIZED BY STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION FOR EXCEPTIONAL PROGRESS

On Monday, November 8, Olmsted Battelle for Kids presented just 19 Ohio schools with the 2010 SOAR Award for High Progress at a special awards ceremony in Columbus.  These annual awards are designed to acknowledge Ohio schools and districts participating in SOAR, Battelle for Kids’ school improvement collaborative, for their academic progress in multiple grade levels and subjects over the last school year (2009–2010). These schools are among the top 2 percent of schools (out of 541 eligible SOAR schools) making exceptional growth with their students.

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School Principal Don Svec accepted on behalf of his faculty and staff as Superintendent of Public Instruction Deb Delisle presented OFIS with this prestigious award.  Principal Svec was joined by Board President Frank Pedicini, Board Vice President Joe Bertrand, Board member Jim Weisbarth along with Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd, Director of Student Services Mrs. Merritt Waters and Director of Transportation Mr. Tim Atkinson, who were in Columbus attending the annual Ohio School Board Association Capital Conference. Battelle Executive Director Jim Mahoney and Senior Vice President of Human Resources Tom Snowberger also attended the ceremony and offered congratulations during the awards presentation.

ARE WE THERE YET? FOURTH GRADERS EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF TRANSPORTATION IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD

Fourth grade students took a field trip to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park last week to participate in a program called “Are We There Yet?” – an exploration of transportation in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Students had the opportunity to participate in interactive activities and explore how different modes of transportation have changed the landscape of the Cuyahoga Valley and the lives of those who have lived and traveled here.

The field trip included a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway as well as the history of transportation in the area from “foot” to “horseback” to “canal boat” to “trains”.

BULLDOG WRESTLERS HELP COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH ANNUAL YARD RAKING PROJECT

Members of the OFHS Wrestling Team participated in their annual pre-season Community Service Project, “Bring a Rake Day,” this week.

OFHS Bulldog Wrestlers

Wrestlers Rake

On Tuesday, November 9th, the wrestlers canvassed the neighborhood along Fitch Road raking yards of community members.

Great job!

 

OFHS MULTICULTURAL AND FRENCH CLUBS PARTNER WITH FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT TO HOST ANNUAL HERITAGE DINNER

Students, parents and staff came together for the annual Heritage Dinner in the OFHS cafeteria in late October.  The dinner was spearheaded by Mr. Chuck May.  Each student was asked to bring in an ethnic dish which resulted in a large variety of delicious items to sample.  OFHS foreign exchange students, Chanita (Pear) Maneekarn of Thailand and Lisa-Marie Taupe of Germany, were also introduced at the event.  The purpose of this annual event is to raise cultural awareness.  To view a gallery of photos from this event, please click here.

SUN POST-HERALD STUDENT OF THE WEEK:  MELISSA FOWLER

Sun Post-Herald Student of the Week Melissa Fowler

Congratulations to Olmsted Falls High School student Melissa Fowler for being named last week’s Sun-Post Herald Student of the Week.  Please click here to read the article about Melissa. Another example of an exemplary student making a difference in our community and beyond.  Nice work, Melissa!

OLMSTED FALLS WINTER BASKETBALL PROGRAM FOR BOYS AND GIRLS IN 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD GRADES

The Athletic Department of Olmsted Falls Schools is offering an opportunity for primary school students to play basketball this winter.  First grade students will participate in the league once a week for approximately 8-10 weeks; second and third grade students will participate in the league twice a week (one practice and one game) twice a week for approximately 8-10 weeks.  The cost of the program is $25.00 per student.  Information and registration forms for the Winter Basketball Program are now available on-line.  Please click here to visit the Falls-Lenox website to download the registration information. Registration and money is due as soon as possible and should be returned to the Falls-Lenox school office NO LATER THAN Thursday, November 18, 2010. If you have any questions after you have reviewed the information available on-line, please contact Mick Mental via e-mail at mic1616@aol.com.

OFIS PTA-SPONSORED FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL A SUCCESS

The “Football Social” for 4th and 5th grade students hosted in conjunction with the October 22nd Bulldog football game vs. Amherst was a great success.  More than 100 4th and 5th attended along with 20 parent chaperones.  The event was a collaboration between Olmsted Falls Athletic office, Athletic Boosters, OFIS PTA and OFIS Principal Mr. Don Svec.  The students had a  great time and the players loved the “fan tunnel.”  Plus, OFIS PTA earned $550 for the Olmsted Falls  Boosters.  Great collaboration!  Go Bulldogs!

OFIS PTA Football Social

"Fan Tunnel" at OFIS Football Social

BULLDOG ALUMNUS TAYLOR YURICK NAMED FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT FOR COLLEGE PLAY

Congratulation to Lake Erie College Sophomore (and Bulldog grad) Taylor Yurick who has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District IV first team in the College Division as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  As a first team selection, Yurick is now eligible for the national ESPN Academic All-America ballot which will be announced in mid-November.

Each of the six college division districts, comprised of NCAA Division II, III and NAIA schools has a squad of 11 players, including four defenders, named to a first, second or third team based on academic and athletic accomplishments.  Yurick has played in and started 35 games in her two-year career as a center back in the Lake Erie defense.  As a freshman, Yurick accounted for two assists. A double major in biology and chemistry with a pre-med concentration, Yurick boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Following her time at Lake Erie, the Olmsted Falls native plans on attending graduate school and pursuing a career in anesthesiology. When not in class or on the soccer pitch, Yurick works at a stable where she trains horses and has volunteered on weeklong missions with Habitat for Humanity the past four summers.  Yurick becomes the first Lake Erie women’s soccer player to receive this first team distinction.  Click here for a link to this story on the Lake Erie College website.

“CLINIC CORNER”

“The Scoop on Lice”

Head lice have been around since humankind and each year, every school around the country has one or more children affected. Many people are needlessly embarrassed if their child or another family member has head lice. Contrary to popular belief, head lice have nothing to do with personal hygiene or the cleanliness of the person or home. In fact, head lice prefer clean heads.

Outbreaks of head lice occur to people from all walks of life and all socio-economic backgrounds, and to adults and children alike.  It’s often impossible to determine where the lice originated.  There are certain times of the year when head lice are more common among children – September through early November and then again after winter break.

If you or your child has head lice, please don’t panic. They don’t cause disease and can be treated with over the counter shampoos and products. Several websites, including http://pediatrics.about.com, have pictures of lice and nits (eggs) as well as steps to take to treat an outbreak. You should always notify your child’s health clinic staff if your child has lice. The information will be kept confidential and the staff will check all the students in the classroom to help prevent further cases.  Students must be “nit” free prior to returning to class. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the health clinic.

COMMUNITY TRAFFIC ALERT

Please be aware that Columbia Road will be closed at Bronson Street effective Monday, November 8th at 6:30 a.m. for a duration of two weeks.  Please watch construction signage for any additional / updated information during this time.

SAVE THE DATE!

OECPTA’S “Night At The Aces” Fundraiser – Saturday, November 13th, 8-10 p.m.Please click here for additional information.

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Parent Update – November 3, 2010

November 3, 2010 3 comments

BULLDOGS ADVANCE TO REGIONAL QUARTER-FINALS:  PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE

GO BULLDOGS!

Our Bulldog football team will play a regional quarter-final game at home vs. Cleveland John F. Kennedy this Friday, November 5th at 7:30 p.m. The winner of this game will advance to the regional semi-final game on Friday, November 12th versus the winner of the Avon Lake/Maumee game.

Bulldog fans are encouraged to avoid gate lines and save money by purchasing pre-sale tickets.  Plus a portion of all pre-sale ticket proceeds comes back to OFHS.  All pre-sale tickets are $7.00 each; (all tickets at the gate are $9.00 each).

Pre-Sale tickets will be sold at the high school office ONLY:

–Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
–Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
All pre-sale tickets are $7.00

Please note:  No passes will be accepted for play-off games.  Everyone must have a ticket for play-off games.

MORE THAN 600 PARENTS PARTICIPATED IN ON-LINE SURVEY

A sincere thank you to all of the parents who participated in the District’s recent on-line survey.  Your time and thoughts are very much appreciated.  When the survey closed this past Monday, a total of 626 surveys had been completed.  We look forward to posting the results of the survey on-line in the next couple of weeks.  Thank you again to all who took the time to complete the survey!

ALL WELCOME TONIGHT AS OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS SWC HONORS CHORAL SYMPOSIUM

Olmsted Falls High School will host the thirtieth annual Southwest Conference Honors Choral Symposium, “Living Voices”,  TONIGHT,  Wednesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in the Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium. Students from each conference school were selected to represent their home school and come together to form one large choir. Guest composer and conductor, Kevin S. Foster, a Westlake resident, will work throughout the day with the students on the music and then present a concert in the evening comprised of several of his own works along with works of John David and Malcolm Dalglish. In addition to making a live demo recording for publishers, students will participate in the debut performance of Foster’s piece, “Voices”, commissioned for this event. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Pre-schoolers and Senior Citizens are free of charge. Please come and enjoy!

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI HALL OF FAME WELCOMES NEWEST INDUCTEES

Guests gathered at the German American Cultural Center last Thursday evening for the OFHS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner.  Six new inductees were formally welcomed into the OFHS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.  Pictured from left to right are 2010 inductees:  Vitamix Executive Chairman/CEO Mr. John Barnard (Class of ’58); U.S. Navy Commander Michelle Reyes Hillmeyer (Class of ’87); artist and teacher Mrs. Bonnie Bechtel Shoff (Class of ’61); author and producer Mr. Lee Sheldon (Class of ’68);  psychologist and professor Dr. Joshua Hemmerich (Class of ’93); and teacher Mrs. Anne Schmeing Matolyak (Class of ’81).

Congratulations to each of this year’s inductees!

HALLOWEEN PARADE PHOTO GALLERIES AVAILABLE ON-LINE

Students in the ECC parade took a special route through the front office to trick-or-treat with Mrs. McClelland.

Students and staff at the Early Childhood Center, Falls-Lenox and Olmsted Falls Intermediate School welcomed parents for annual Halloween parade festivities last week.  To see photos from these special events, we invite you to click on the links below to visit website photo galleries for each building:

To see photos from Early Childhood Center, please click here.

To view photos from Falls-Lenox, please click here.

To view photos from Olmsted Falls Intermediate School, please click here.

SPORTS TIME OHIO TO PROFILE OLMSTED FALLS’ DAYNA ROBERTS

Bulldog sports fans will want to be sure to tune in to Sports Time Ohio this Monday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. as the network airs a feature on OFHS senior Dayna Roberts.

Dayna is a four-year letterman in both volleyball and track.  She is the current school assist record holder with more than 2500 assists.  She is also a record holder in aces, attack percentage and serving percentage.  Dayna is a state champion as a player on the 2008 volleyball team, and a state qualifier in the 4 x 4 in track.

Tune in to STO Monday to learn more about Dayna Roberts and her accomplishments.

Congratulations to Dayna on her continuing successes!

NOVEMBER PTA MEETINGS

Be sure not to miss out on important November PTA Meetings!

Following please find the November schedule for all PTA Units:

OECPTA:  Thursday, November 11th @ 7:30 p.m.

Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA:  Tuesday, November 23rd @ 7 p.m.

OFIS PTA:  Tuesday, November 16th @ 7 p.m.

OFMS PTA:  Tuesday, November 9th @ 7 p.m.

OFHS PTA:  Monday, November 29th @ 7 p.m.

ACADEMIC TEAM SUCCESS AT AURORA TOURNAMENT; NEXT STOP TIPPECANOE!

OFHS Academic Team dresses for success at Halloween Weekend Tournament in Aurora.

The OFHS Academic Team “invaded” Aurora High School last Saturday for their annual Early Bird Open Tournament.  The OFHS A-Team came away with a first place finish in their bracket and a spot in the Regional Tournament.  The B-Team finished second in their bracket behind a strong Hudson team.  It was a fun tournament since it was Halloween weekend and players were encouraged to come in costume!  This was an OAC tournament where individual stats are not kept, however, collectively, the A-Team had the highest cumulative point total of the entire tournament.

This week, the team travels to Tippecanoe High School located in Tipp City, Ohio (near Dayton).  It will be a challenging tournament since there will be teams from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Indiana in attendance. Good luck Bulldogs!

COMMUNITY TRAFFIC ALERT

Please be aware that Columbia Road will be closed at Bronson Street effective Monday, November 8th at 6:30 a.m. for a duration of two weeks.  Please watch construction signage for any additional / updated information during this time.

SAVE THE DATES!

– OFHS Masquers presents “The Little Shop Class of Horrors” – Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium.  Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and senior citizens.  Tickets will be available at the door or by calling 427-6070.

– OECPTA’S “Night At The Aces” Fundraiser – Saturday, November 13th, 8-10 p.m. Please click here for additional information.

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