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Parent Update – May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011

ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION FORM DEADLINE FOR 2011-2012 APPROACHING QUICKLY – ALL FORMS DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH

For those parents needing to designate a single, alternate pick-up / drop-off address for their student for the 2011-2012 school year, the deadline for submitting Alternate Transportation Forms is Wednesday, June 15, 2011.   

Please remember that forms must be resubmitted each year by the June 15th deadline.

Please click here for additional information and to access Alternate Transportation Forms for the 2011-2012 school year.

ATTN: PARENTS OF OFHS SENIORS – UPDATED EXAM SCHEDULE

A reminder that the exam schedule for seniors has been adjusted due to yesterday’s closure of the High School building.  Please click here for the updated exam schedule, if needed.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR MIDWEST TALENT SEARCH ACHIEVEMENT

Board President Frank Pedicini (far left) and Vice President Joe Bertrand (far right) joined Principal Mark Kurz in honoring 16 Middle School students recognized in the Midwest Talent Search for their outstanding scores on the ACT and/or SAT tests.

Sixteen Middle School students were honored for their achievements in Northwestern University’s Annual Midwest Academic Talent Search competition at last week’s Board of Education meeting.  The Midwest Academic Talent Search enables students to participate in ACT and/or SAT tests that are typically taken by college-bound juniors and seniors in high school. Middle school students who achieve a score of 21 or above on the ACT and/or a score of 980 or above on the SAT are recognized as top performers.

OFMS students recognized in this year’s national competition are:  Yahia Ali, Connor Arendec, Jennifer Bertrand, Bailey Bihn, Zachary Buchta, Jared Chatham, Taylor Hassel, Kaylin Hynes, Emily Laycock, Stephen Miller, Courtney Nelson, Emily Raffay, Jared Yant, Ethan Novilla, Emily Olszewski, and Michael Doherty.

Congratulations to each of these students and to their families!  Additionally, we want to recognize our teachers who worked with these exceptional students along their path up to this point.  It is the great education provided at each level, coupled with support in the home, that prepared these students for this achievement, and that will continue to help them thrive in the future.  Congratulations again!

OLMSTED FALLS BUS DRIVER AWARDED REGIONAL DRIVER OF THE YEAR TITLE

OAPT North Region Director Debbie Miller, "Driver of the Year" Joyce Bigley, and Olmsted Falls Director of Business Affairs Tim Atkinson.

Congratulations to Olmsted Falls school bus driver Joyce Bigley on being named “Driver of the Year” for the entire North Region of Ohio by the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation (OAPT).  Mrs. Bigley was presented with the “Driver of the Year Award” at last week’s Board of Education meeting by Debbie Miller, OAPT North Region Director and Transportation Supervisor for Wadsworth City Schools.  In attendance to help recognize Mrs. Bigley were family, friends and fellow bus drivers.

Mrs. Bigley also earned the Olmsted Falls “Driver of the Year” award from her colleagues this year.  Often the first and last Bulldog staff member they come into contact with, Mrs. Bigley makes a positive impact on students and parents each school day. Congratulations!

OFIS K-KIDS KICK IT FOR CANCER

As part of the end of the year Field Day activities at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School, the K-Kids Club has organized a “Kick It for Cancer” Kickball Tournament for 4th graders.  Kick-It is a national fundraising program that raises money for children’s cancer research. All proceeds raised by OFIS students will benefit CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.

K-Kids have been planning for next week’s local event with an awareness and fund raising campaign, which has featured information on the morning announcements as well as an official “Kick It” kick-off assembly held last Friday.

This coming Wednesday, June 1st, 4th graders will take the fields at OFIS beginning at 8:20 a.m. through approximately 11 a.m. for the first-ever “Kick It for Cancer” Kickball Tournament in Olmsted Falls.  By organizing this game, Olmsted Falls’ students are helping thousands of children fighting cancer locally and across the country.  Way to go K-Kids!

OLMSTED FALLS DEFEATS LAKE RIDGE ACADEMY IN 21st ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC GAMES CHAMPIONSHIP

The Olmsted Falls High School academic team, left to right, Sohan Vartak, team captain Jim Coury, and Marty Mendenhall, won the 21st annual Academic Championship on the Scholastic Games of Lorain County broadcast of May 23rd. The program was heard on Elyria's WEOL (AM 930).

Following the highest succession of winning scores in the history of the program, the academic team from Olmsted Falls High School defeated defending champion Lake Ridge Academy this past Monday by a score of 510 to 330 in the Scholastic Games Championship.

The radio quiz series has been heard on WEOL radio (AM 930) since 1990 showcasing teams from area high schools.

This year, sixteen different schools have been heard on the weekly series since January.  The Olmsted Falls team, consisted of Jim Coury, Marty Mendenhall, and Sohan Vartak.  Team captain, Jim Coury, was presented with the program’s “Standout Scholar Award”  Based on his performance through the entire program.

ANOTHER YEAR OF IMPRESSIVE WORK ON DISPLAY AT MAY ART SHOW

Olmsted Falls High school held its annual May Art Show last Friday featuring work by students, alumni, staff, and community members.  A large variety of visual arts, photography, and product manufacturing pieces were on display as students and visitors toured the show, held in the gymnasium, throughout the day.

Always a treat to explore are the special booth exhibits created by Olmsted Falls seniors.

Kudos to our graduating bulldogs and all of the show participants for their creativity and talent!

A special thank you to Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club which sponsors the May Show!

To view additional photos from this year’s May Show, please click here.

2011 PROM & POST-PROM

Photo courtesy of Woodard Photography

More than 350 OFHS students attended the 2011 Prom earlier this month.

This year’s OFHS Prom event was held at Windows on the River in downtown Cleveland.  Students were transported to and from the event on busses.

Congratulations to Sean Hirsch and Tatiana Faria who were named this year’s Prom King and Prom Queen.

The 2011 OFHS Prom was followed by a Post-Prom event at the High School.

Many thanks to the students, staff and parents who worked so hard to make this year’s Post-Prom a success!

OLMSTED SAFETY TOWN: SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE

REGISTER TODAY!  Olmsted Early Childhood PTA still has open spots for its summer Safety Town program. Spots are open in the following classes:

Session 2 (June 20 – 24): afternoon (12:30 – 3pm) & evening (6 – 8:30pm)

Session 3 (June 27 – July 1): morning (9-11:30am) & afternoon (12:30 – 3pm)

To access the registration form, please click here.

2011 Safety Town Registration/Payment Deadline:  June 1st. 

For additional information on Olmsted Safety Town and the OECPTA, please visit the OECPTA website at www.oecpta.org.

JOHN SANDERS MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING

Save the Date!  The Olmsted Falls Schools Endowment and Alumni Association will host its annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, July 16th.  Tee times begin at 9:30 a.m.  All proceeds benefit the scholarships for OFHS graduating seniors.  For additional information, please click here.

SUMMER SPORTS CAMP INFORMATION

The Olmsted Falls Athletic Department will offer a variety of Summer Sports Camps for students in grades 3 to 12. All information and registration forms have been collected and posted together on the District website.

** TENNIS CAMP INFORMATION JUST ADDED **

Please click here for a link to the Bulldog Summer Sports Camp information page.

Go Bulldogs!

HEALTH CLINIC NEWS

Preparing for the 2011-12 School Year:  For more information or forms, please call your school’s clinic.

Health Care Action Plans/Medications at School: If your child has a medical condition which may require treatment at school such as asthma or severe allergies, etc. you will receive a Health Care Action Plan form from your child’s clinic staff. These action plans, which are completed by you and your physician, provide staff with detailed care information should your child become ill at school.

If your child will need to take a medication at school a medication order form is available on the district’s website.

Severe Food Allergies: The district hosted a meeting last week for parents and staff to discuss improvements to the district’s Severe Allergy protocol. Consensus was reached on a “Nut Free Snack List” that will be used in Allergy Free classes at the ECC/Falls/IS. Copies of the snack list and as pertinent, the revised protocol, will be sent to parents of students who are assigned to these classes prior to the start of the school year.

Medication Pick Up:  If your child has medications at school please arrange for an adult to pick them up prior to June 16th. You will receive a notice from your clinic as to days/times.  Medications not picked up by the 16th will be disposed of.

7th grade students: Ohio law requires a Dt (Diptheria, Tetanus) booster vaccine be given prior to entry into the 7th grade.

SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM GUIDE

For a preview of summer programs offered by Cuyahoga County Public Library, please click here.

BORDER’S OFFERS SUMMER READING INCENTIVE FOR STUDENTS

Attention Parents!  Border’s Books is offering a summer reading program for students.   The “Double Dog Dare Challenge” is for children ages 12 and under. Encourage your child to read 10 books and they get a free book from Borders! Simply click here to print the form.

Your child tracks his/her summer reading and turns it in at Borders. Enjoy!

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS

AUDITION FOR WEST SIDE STORY— THIS SATURDAY, May 28th at the Olmsted Community Center, 8170 Mapleway Drive.  Auditions are open for all actors grades eight and up.  Olmsted Performing Arts will perform this Main Stage show August 12th-13th.   Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, May 29th, and will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, as well as on Sunday.  Details are available at: http://www.olmstedperformingarts.com/season.php http://www.olmstedperformingarts.com/youthTheater.php

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP PRESENTS:  “RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP” – Thursday, June 9th, 3:00 – 4:30 at the Olmsted Township Hall; and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Olmsted Falls Middle School Cafeteria.  Learn how to harvest rain water for all your garden needs and to combat Storm Water Pollution in your community.  Click here for more information.

OLMSTED FALLS RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT – Saturday, June 11, 2011 from noon to noon Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Olmsted Falls High School. It is never too late to join this great cause and register as a survivor or to start your own team. For questions, please call Co-Chairs Michelle LaGruth at 440-476-4697 or Lisa Brady at 216-870-8256.

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  1. D. Harb
    May 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you for posting about K-kids and Kick-It. Fifth grade is participating as well. I am proud to say that OFIS students have raised over $1,000 so far. Research money is HOPE for so many families that watch a child they love battle this ugly disease.

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