Parent Update – March 14, 2012
OUTSTANDING BULLDOG PERFORMANCE IN SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COMPETITION
After four months of preparation, twenty-five 4th-6th graders participated in the Science Olympiad competition held last Saturday at Cleveland State University. This was a rare cross-grade-level academic opportunity for students in our District. The students competed in twenty-four different events involving on-the-spot problem solving, construction, and in-depth knowledge on a wide variety of science topics. These outstanding students achieved the following honors:
First place in Bridges, Circuits, Catapult, Legos and Experimental Design
Second place in Aerodynamics, Amphibians & Reptiles, Leaf & Tree, Lasers, and Weather
Third place in Anatomy, Egg Drop, Pentathlon, and Starry Starry Night
Fourth place in Mystery Powders and Rocks
Second place overall and medals in 16 events
Science Olympiad Team Members:
6th grade: Joey d’Aliberti, Jacob Dahlinger, Shalin Desai, Danny Doherty, Natalie Partin, Madison Plumlee, Trevor Rodgers, Esha Vartak, Bill Wendling, Jack Wu
5th grade: Jamie Bridle, Emily Broski, Mia Colozza, Annelise Gomez, Noah Le, Disha Rathod, Claudia Schuh, Eric Sobera, Anthony Thompson, Mallory Witt
4th grade: Justin Andrews, Nick Gaba, Marissa Gazer, Edmund Leung, Andrew Vichill
Coaches: Peggy Morris, Cindy Rodgers, Anne Miskimins, and parent Anthony Colozza volunteered his time on Saturday to judge an event
Congratulations to all these hardworking students and thanks to all the coaches and parents for your dedication, help and support!
Teachers and students at Olmsted Falls High School celebrated Pi Day today! Pi, a Greek letter (), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535…
OFHS math teachers wore matching “Pi Day” t-shirts today, and planned a variety of activities to commemorate the special day.
DID YOU KNOW? Albert Einstein’s birthday is also today, March 14th!
MORE THAN 160 OFHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AT 32ND ANNUAL ACADEMIC HONORS BANQUET
More than 300 people were in attendance to recognize OFHS students for their academic achievements last Thursday evening at the 32nd Annual Academic Honors Banquet. A record number of students were honored at this year’s event! Students were joined by their families and other special guests for a dinner and awards ceremony held at Baldwin Wallace College. To be recognized at this special event, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 4.0 for freshmen, 3.9 for sophomores, 3.8 for juniors, and 3.7 for seniors.
To view the event program, including the list of students honored, please click HERE. (Note: the number of astericks (*) following a student’s name indicated how many years they’ve been invited to attend the event.)
Congratulations to all of these outstanding students and their families!
SPECIAL GUESTS HELP ECC STUDENTS CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Students at the Early Childhood Center (ECC) began celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early this week thanks to some very special visitors. Mr. Robert Stack (far left) and Mr. Patrick Logan, both members of the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums, entertained students with a special performance. Mr. Stack is the father of preschool teacher Ms. Megan Stack. Thank you to Mr. Stack and Mr. Logan for this very special visit!
ECC students were also treated to an Irish Jig dance performance by fellow ECC student Caroline Terrell, a kindergartner in Mrs. Doyle’s class (pictured on stage).
Thank you to Caroline for sharing your dance talent with us!
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS SELECTED TO PERFORM IN LOCAL HONOR CHOIRS
Congratulations to the following Olmsted Falls Middle School students who were selected to perform with the District 4 Honor Choir on February 25th: Josh Aubel, Kristin Kawecki, Chris Kollm, Nick Kroo, Marisol Lambermont, Sydney Martin, Courtney Nelson and Justin Peck.
These students were selected among 85 other middle school students in the NE Ohio area. The performance took place at Lakewood Civic Auditorium and was directed by former OFMS choral director, Eric Richardson.
Congratulations also to the following Olmsted Falls Middle School students who have been selected to perform with the Oberlin Choristers Honor Choir this Saturday, March 17th: Joey d’Aliberti, Luke Andrus, Aleigha Angus, Olivia Begeman, Audra Bowers, Mary Candow, Kayla Falcone, Trisha Feighan, Dominic Gentile, Dana Rapchak, Lizzie Vukovic, Dylan Wellington and Bill Wendling.
These students will also be joining students from area Cuyahoga and Lorain County schools. The performance will be at Lorain County Community College Stocker Center and the performance time will begin at 3 pm.
OFHS CLASS OF 2011 ALUMNUS SELECTED AS FIRST RECIPIENT OF A NEW SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FROM JO-ANN FABRICS, INC.
Congratulations to Bulldog alumnus Natalie Sullinger (Class of 2011) on being chosen as the first recipient of the Jo-Ann Fabrics “First Generation Scholarship” award, designed for students who are the first in their family to work toward a 4-year degree and who have experience/leadership in sewing, fabrics and/or crafts.
Natalie is currently studying at Kent State University. During her time at OFHS, Natalie was instrumental in organizing quilt making efforts for donation to local cancer patients. She credits OFHS Counsleor Ms. Sherry Davis (who was her teacher at the time) for teaching her how to make her first cancer quilt. To read more about this outstanding OFHS alumnus, please click here.
Congratulations again to Natalie!
LET IT GO DAY RAISES AWARENESS
Students in Mrs. Ambrosia’s class joined students across the District last Friday as Olmsted Falls Schools celebrated “Let It Go Day” – a day that encourages letting go of past grievences and promoted kindness and forgiveness among all. On Let it Go Day, all students and staff of Olmsted Falls Schools were encouraged to wear something GREEN to represent growth and new beginnings. Mrs. Ambrosia’s class certainly went all out for the occasion! Kudos to these 4th grade students, and to all of the students and staff across the District that participated in the 2nd Annual Let It Go Day!
OLMSTED FALLS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL PTA AND FALLS-LENOX/ECC PTA INVITE PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO ATTEND COMBINED SPRING DINNER MEETING NEXT TUESDAY, MARCH 20TH
Third grade parents (as well as anyone else interested) are invited and encouraged to attend this special joint meeting. Please plan to arrive at 6:00 PM for a guided tour of the Intermediate School and then enjoy dinner, drinks and dessert.
We encourage you to stay for our PTA meeting to hear about the many student activities available at the Intermediate School and learn how you can be involved in PTA.
Tuesday, March 20th
Olmsted Falls Intermediate School Cafeteria
6:00 PM Guided Tours
6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM PTA Meeting
Please note this combined PTA meeting will take the place of the F/L-ECC March meeting. There will be no F/L-ECC PTA meeting on March 27th.
ANNOUNCING…”FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE” TALENT SHOW NEXT FRIDAY!
The OFHS Post Prom committee extends sincere thanks to all those who dined at Chic-Fil-A last Wednesday evening to help raise funds for Post Prom with this special Spirit Night Fundraiser. A fun night was had by all who attended. Special thanks to Teri Petro who ran the raffle wheel, and to Jackie Keuhn and Barb Hurrell who helped refresh drinks for all customers! Thanks also to Kayla, Tommy, Joanie and Cody for being on “Cow Patrol” for the night.
Please mark your calendars for these other upcoming fundraising events for Post Prom:
- Thursday, April 19th – Dodgeball tournament at the OFHS, more details to come.
- Saturday, April 28th – Wing Night/Chinese Raffle, more details to come.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BULLDOG STARS OF THE WEEK
Please click here for this week’s Stars of the Week.
Third Grade Literacy Night – TOMORROW, Thursday, March 15th! The final literacy night this year will take place from 6:00-7:45 p.m. and promises to be fun and engaging evenings for the children and their families. We hope to see you there!
6:15 p.m. Concert: Mrs. Schiely, Mrs. Kostraba, Mrs. Burk, Mrs. Deluca, Mrs. Mariotti and Mrs. Patay.
7:15 p.m. Concert: Mrs. Vasco, Miss Sanfilippo, Mrs. Rivera, Dr. Kolozvary and Mr. Simon.
ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY (ASVAB) TEST FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
Olmsted Falls High School will offer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test for any junior or senior interested in learning more about military careers. The test is scheduled for THIS FRIDAY, March 16, 2012 at 7:00 a.m. in the high school guidance office. Students can register for the test with their school counselor. Read more about the ASVAB by clicking HERE.
OFHS SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION CONTINUES
Classes fill up fast!
For additional information and to download enrollment forms, please click here.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
Boy Scout Troop 201 Fundraiser: Moosehead Hoof & Ladder will donate 10% of your check to Troop 201 when you dine every Sunday in the month of March between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. This COUPON must be presented to your server for Troop 201 to receive the donation. Brunch is available on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Troop 201 thanks you for your support!
Annual Career Fair Sponsored by Polaris Career Center in collaboration with Cuyahoga County – Wednesday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This annual event typically attracts 100 employers and more than 1,200 job seekers. Polaris is currently seeking participation from both employers and job seekers. For additional information, please click here. For job seeker registration, please click here. For employer registration, please click here.
TICKETS ON SALE….Olmsted Performing Arts Youth Stage: There will be a performance of Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids on Friday, April 20th at 7 pm and on Saturday, April 21st at 2 pm and at 7 pm. The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wanna Be Like You.” Performances will be in the 1,200 seat auditorium at Journey Church, 6941 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls. Advance tickets are available through noon on April 19th at www.olmstedperformingarts.com and are $13 for Orchestra A, $11 for Orchesta B, and $9 for Reserved Seating. Add $2/ticket at the door. Lap sitting children ages 3 and under are free. Plus, join us for a fun-filled, live animal show with renowned animal entertainer Jungle Terry, plus craft and a snack, at our special preshow event 90 minutes before each performance. Preshow tickets are $15 each.
TICKETS ON SALE….Olmsted Performing Arts Dine with Royalty: Join Olmsted Performing Arts at our royal paradise at Journey Church, 6941 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls for dinner (6:00 pm on May 11th, 18th, & 19th – $25/person) or breakfast (10:30 am on May 12th & 19th – $20/person). Your experience includes breakfast (French toast, scrambled eggs, and sausage) or dinner (chicken parmigiana, pasta, salad, and dinner rolls), a 30-45 minute floor show, photo opportunities, and a chance to meet Ariel, Snow White, Belle, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Pochahontas, and the OPA Disney Dancers. Enjoy Premium VIP seating and a private dining area for an additional $5 per ticket. Advance tickets only. Children under age 2 are free if they share a plate with an adult. Purchase tickets at www.olmstedperformingarts.com or in person at our box office at the Olmsted Community Center, 8170 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls. This event will sell out. Details are available at http://www.olmstedperformingarts.com/youthTheater.php.
SAVE THE DATE! RELAY FOR LIFE 2012 – June 9TH – 10TH AT OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL – Welcome back to another great season of Relay For Life! This year promises to be bigger than ever! We have had such a great turn out in the past, that we have been honored to host a huge research study (CPS3) on site at this year’s event, and again our teams are developing for the big day! Please consider joining us on our 24 hour journey; come for the fun activities, the great entertainment, the moving ceremonies, the fireworks, the mission, and the camaraderie! If you are interested in volunteering or forming a team, visit our website for more information. If you are interested in learning more about the on-site “Cancer Prevention Study (CS3), see the “Cancer Prevention Study 3 in Olmsted Falls” link on our website or e-mail Cps3inolmstedfalls@gmail.com. Be a part of the “Best Birthday Party Ever…Across the Nation” and make a difference in our own community! To read the latest issue of the Olmsted Relay for Life newsletter including a list of local contacts, please click here.