Parent Update – September 25, 2014
OFHS SENIOR SEES ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
She is a student in the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science program at OFHS, a curriculum devoted to preparing students to be innovative and productive leaders in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Polaris Career Center funds the program.
As a junior, she shadowed a doctor and spent an 11-hour work day from labor to delivery in an OB-GYN hospital wing. She gathered with doctors and interns to discuss patient statuses and did rounds with them. She viewed – and assisted – in the first childbirth of the day and saw her first C-section in an operating room. She dressed from head to toe in scrubs and a mask, standing 5 feet away from the surgery. She even witnessed the birth of twins. The eight babies that day all arrived healthy into the world.
As she said, “I was amazed by what I was given the chance to do by the PLTW Biomedical Science program here at Olmsted Falls High School. I will never forget this day as it was not only a great learning experience, but it reinforced my career plans to go into the medical field. I truly recommend taking full advantage of every opportunity because you never know how much it can change you until you experience it!”
What an amazing experience she saw as a high school student.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI HALL OF FAME WELCOMES NEWEST INDUCTEES
Guests gathered at the German-American Cultural Center last week 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. They were Art Gibel, class of ’68; Debbie Koeppen Berry, class of ’87; Scott Highhouse, ’82; Lora Hirschbert, ’81; Dave Schuster, ’70 and Craig Barbee, educator. Congratulations to each inductee!
In addition to the formal ceremony, the inductees gave presentations to OFHS students last Friday. Students from two classes participated and senior Michael Doherty, senior class president, facilitated the presentations. Plaques of these outstanding alumni and all Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame members are on the walls outside the OFHS media center.
To view a gallery of the induction ceremony and the school visit, CLICK HERE.
The school nurse will perform screenings for hearing, vision and postural/scoliosis over the next two months. The Ohio Department of Health guidelines will be followed.
Pre-K and K screenings will begin Wednesday, October 1st and grades 1-3; from October 13-17th for vision and hearing. Grade 5 will be in November/December for vision, hearing and postural screening. Grade 6 will take place in February/March 2015 for postural screening. Grade 7 will be March/April 2014 for vision, hearing and postural screenings. Grade 9 will occur in March/April 2015 for vision and hearing. All new and transferred students also will be screened. Any child that a teacher or parent refers may be screened regardless of grade. If a child fails the first screening, he or she will be re-screened in about four weeks. If a child fails both screenings, his or her parent/guardian will be notified in writing.
Be sure to remind your children to wear their glasses for the vision screening. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s health clinic.
VOLUNTEERS REJUVENATE OFHS BAND TRUCK
Drum roll, please.
A big Thank You to Olmsted Falls Music Association parents who revitalized the band equipment truck. They not only cleaned up the corroded aluminum, painted the wheels and undertook other details, but placed new decals on all three sides of the box.
A special thanks to Mark Hannah and his company Full Color Resources for providing the decals and application of them!
To view a few more pictures, CLICK HERE.
The next meeting of the Olmsted Falls Music Association is this coming Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Choir Room.
To visit the OFMA Facebook page, please click HERE.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES
If you are interested in becoming a substitute teachers for Olmsted Falls Schools, please contact our substitute teaching service provider, Renhill, for more information. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, applicants must have a strong desire to work with and inspire students, be able to communicate well, have flexibility and adapt to change, and exhibit patience, kindness and fairness. If interested, please contact:
Rose White, Marketing & Selection Specialist
The next recruiting day for Olmsted Falls School District is currently scheduled for October 8th.
VARSITY FOOTBALL PRESALE TICKETS
Student presale tickets will be on sale the day of every football game, at ALL school buildings for $4.00. Adult presale tickets will be available for home games only, at Olmsted Falls High School (Student Office) from 8 am. to 2:30 p.m. for $6.00.
Home games are October 3rd, Berea-Midpark; October 10th, Amherst, Homecoming and October 31st, Parent Night
OFIS PTA COOKIE DOUGH ORDER DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY
You still have time – but only through this Friday, September 26th – to order cookie dough through the OFIS PTA’s only fundraiser this year. Proceeds help support field trips and many programs that its students enjoy. Forms are available from any OFIS student, from the school office or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy some clams and maybe luck at the OFHS Post Prom’s Reverse Raffle and Clambake on October 19th at the West Side Irish American Club. The cost is $35 for a full meal, which includes clams, chicken, corn, yams, a refreshment, etc., and $7 for a kid’s meal of hot dog, chips, drink and dessert. Extra clams are $9. The event runs from 3-7 p.m. at the center on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township. See a Post Prom member for tickets or contact Beth Kopycinski at email@example.com.
GET YOUR TICKET BY OCTOBER 1ST IN THE CHEVY CRUZE OR $10,000 CONTEST!
Tickets are available for $10 each from various athletic teams and organizations including: baseball, football, tennis, boys/girls basketball, bowling, fast pitch, golf, boys/girls soccer, track, volleyball, wrestling, Athletic Boosters, Hockey Association, Masquers, Swim Association, Volleyball Association and Music Association.
In addition tickets will be available in the board office, at all home football games, or by contacting OFAB President Jim Polcar at (440) 724-3454.
Tickets are $10. There will be a drawing of 10 people at the October 10th football game. October 31st football game will bring those winners to see who the ultimate winner is. Winner will select from a 2014 Chevy Cruze or $10,000. Winner must be 18 years or older to win. More rules on the OFAB website.
Help support your local organizations also involved in the fundraiser by buying a ticket!
Order forms were distributed last week for the Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Decal fundraiser. The window clings are $5 each and available to middle and high schools’ choir, band and Golden Bullettes/Majorettes members. Each student may choose a customized cling with their name on it and which choir vocal part or an image of a band instrument they play. The Bulldog Note clings are available to all – parents, grandparents, anyone – who wish to show Bulldog Pride.
Check with your student about the form sent home. If you did not receive one, contact Tracy Corrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 440-427-8222.
AUDITIONS TO OFHS PTA TALENT SHOW ARE NEXT MONTH
Attention: ALL OF dancers, singers, comedians, musicians, jugglers, bands and magicians, kindergarten through grade 12! Is there a talent you have? Well, get your act together. Why not bring it to the 28th annual OFHS PTA Friday Night Talent Show auditions that will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 25th in the OFHS auditorium. Start preparing for your audition now. The key is practice.
Watch this weekly blog, look for posted flyers in your school and check your school’s website for more details. Contact Mrs. Ferrini or Mrs. Knaggs with questions at 440-427-0894.
The OFMS PTA kicked off its Free Wendy’s Jr. Frosty card fundraiser. For $1, you will receive a card for unlimited free Jr. Frosty’s from Wendy’s with any purchase. The cards are good for one year of unlimited use. They also are great gifts for grandparents, co-workers and siblings.
To view a purchase form, CLICK HERE, and return it to school.
The annual Autumn Attic Resale is September 27 at the OFMS. This resale event is for gently-used infant, children, teen and maternity clothing, furniture, décor, bedding, strollers, activity baby gear, safety, toys, games and other miscellaneous for all ages of children.
The Early Bird hours are 8-9 a.m. with a $5 admission. General sale is 9 a.m. to noon with a $2 admission. Sellers manage their own tables.
OFHS POST PROM NECKLACE FUNDRAISER RETURNS
Back by popular demand is the OFHS Post Prom customized and personalized necklaces. There are three designs, two different chain lengths and various add-ons available with each purchase.
The Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA Yankee Candle fundraiser will run through September 29th.
Simply visit its website by CLICKING HERE and enter group #990050451 in the “start shopping” box. All online orders will be shipped immediately and directly to the address requested.
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Interested in making video games? In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to make a basic interactive game using Scratch online software. Bring your creativity and imagination! (Grades 6-12) Registration Required. Release form required for photographs. Visit http://cuyahogalibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=33105 to sign up.
OFHS BAND TO PERFORM AT FALLS DAY IN THE PARK
The event includes crafts, vendors, food, refreshments, games, music and, of course, an appearance by the OFHS Bulldog marching band. The event is free and open to all.
VENDORS NEEDED FOR OCC’S HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW
CELEBRATE OLMSTED BICENTENNIAL WITH A MURDER MYSTERY
Continue to enjoy this year’s Olmsted Bicentennial celebration at the Dressed to Kill: Murder at the Costume Ball murder mystery October 25th. It is at the Donauschwaben’s German-American Cultural Center. The cost is $47 and includes a light hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinner, cash bar, interactive professionally-produced murder mystery entertainment, music and dancing. The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at T & S Mower, 25438 Sprague Road or by CLICKING HERE.