Parent Update – April 17, 2015
OFHS REELS IN BROADWAY PLAY ‘BIG FISH’ TO ITS STAGE – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Described as “very uplifting,” OFHS Masquers will present the former Broadway play “Big Fish” to its stage at 7:30 p.m. April 24th and 25th in its auditorium. This is the first presentation of the play anywhere in Northeast Ohio.
The musical is based on the Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel and John August’s 2003 film. The play offers a touching story – with some whimsical characters – about a son who is trying to understand the life of his father, who has told tall tales about his experiences, as he is about to become a dad himself.
All tickets are reserved and may be purchased by calling Leslie Pickenheim, 440-427-6070. To see a story published in the Sun Post-Herald about the play, click HERE.
OF ACADEMIC TEAMS COMPETE WELL, QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS
This weekend, the OFHS Academic teams will compete in the OAC Regionals tournament in Solon toward qualifying in the OAC States tournament in May. The High School Academic Team has participated so far in 25 tournaments, hosted two and qualified and will participate in NAQT Nationals at Chicago next month. Erin Stanton advises the team with senior Bulldog Xavier Rivera as its captain.
The OFMS Academic Team, which Laura Kennedy advises, also has participated in tournaments this year.
All students are looking forward to upcoming tournaments and hope to finish strong at OAC Regionals and NAQT Nationals.
Last weekend, the Academic Team held its annual fundraiser at Razzles. All donations go toward the cost in competing at tournaments.
Without the WONDERFUL support of the Olmsted Falls community, the high school academic team would not be where they are today. There was such an incredible outpouring of donations for the fundraiser at Razzles and continued support from PTA, Academic Boosters and Kiwanis – to name a few. If you are interested in receiving information about the high school Academic Team, please feel free to contact Erin Stanton at the high school.
CONGRATULATIONS SKILLS USA WINNERS!
SkillsUSA is an organization that promotes career training through curriculum and competition. Tuesday and Wednesday students from Olmsted Falls High School participated in several competitions in Columbus. Brian Dougher and Logan Klink won 1st place in Mobile Robotics. Joselyn Rabbitt and Stephanie Schroth won 1st place in Robotics and Automation Technology. Scott DeHart, Matt Metzger and Andrew Vukovic won 3rd place in Automated Manufacturing Technology; and Jami Miglet won 2nd place in Dental assisting. If you see any of these students, please congratulate them on their success.
The teams winning 1st place will move on to competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June. This is the third year students from Olmsted Falls have won the Mobile Robotics competition; and the second year they have won the Robotics and Automation Competitions (Joselyn and Stephanie have won both times!). Congratulations again to these outstanding students! To view additional photos from the competition, please click HERE.
PROGRESS CONTINUES ON NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL ENTRANCE
The new entrance will improve building security by having visitors enter the building directly into the main office, instead of the hallway.
Thank you to Middle School students and parents for your cooperation during the temporary closure of the building main entrance on Thursday, as the steel work was being completed.
TWO OFHS STUDENTS CAPTURE NATIONAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION
Congratulations again! Prior to their 1st place win at the Skills USA competition earlier this week, Joselyn Rabbitt and Stephanie Schroth were the 2015 National Robotics Pick and Place 1st Place winners of the competition held in Marion, OH last Friday. Great job!
DISTRICT REACHES OUT TO PARENTS FOR ASSISTANCE WITH CAREER DATABASE INITIATIVE
Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd reached out to all Bulldog parents via email yesterday to request assistance with the creation of a new Career Exploration Database. The goal is to build a database of career opportunities for Bulldog high school and middle school student to explore. From brief phone interviews to job shadowing, to internship/externship opportunities, the District looks forward to further exploring such partnerships. The effort is being spearheaded by OFHS Career Guidance Counselor Aimee Caldrone. Parents are encouraged to provide their own job contact information in the new online database, as well as to forward the email and link on to any relatives, friends, neighbors, or Bulldog alumni who may be interested in partnering with the District for this new initiative. To access the new Volunteer Career Exploration Database, please click HERE.
ANNUAL COMBINED MEETING OF OFIS PTA & FALLS-LENOX/ECC PTA IS TUESDAY, APRIL 21ST
The rescheduled combined meeting of OFIS PTA and Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA is on Tuesday, April 21st. OFIS PTA welcomes all parents of current third graders to the OFIS cafeteria at 6 p.m. for dinner and a tour of the school. Principal Mr. Svec will be there to answer questions. The combined meeting of OFIS and Falls-Lenox/ECC PTAs will follow at 7 p.m.
NOW IS THE TIME TO SUBMIT ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS
Parents needing to designate a single alternative pick-up / drop-off address for their students for the 2015-16 year must submit an Alternative Transportation Form by June 15. Each year new forms are needed even if your requested site is the same. Please click HERE for additional information and to access Alternative Transportation Forms for the 2015-2016 school year.
PLEASE NOTE: NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
ARTWORK NEEDED FOR OFHS MAY SHOW
It’s time to show off your artistic talents. We are looking for artwork entries for the OFHS May Show from various groups – faculty, staff, alumni and community members. The show is Friday, May 15th. We are looking also for 2-D and 3-D work.
If you would like to enter work, please complete the entry form found by clicking HERE and return it to Mariel Krakowiak by Friday, May 8th. Dates for drop off and pick up are included on the entry form. Please email Mariel, email@example.com, with any questions.
Students truly enjoy seeing the work of their teachers, administrators, bus drivers, custodial staff, alumni and community members!
Those wanting to tryout for the Golden Bullettes Drill Team should attend the 7 p.m. April 28th informational meeting. It will be in the OFHS Room W-3. Please bring a parent.
GET YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA CALENDAR RAFFLE ENTRY IN BY APRIL 30
Help support the OFMS PTA by purchasing an entry in the annual Calendar Raffle. For $5, you are entered for a chance to win 31 days of fabulous prizes. We pull a different winner every day and a list of winners will be posted on the blog. You may enter as many times as you like, share the raffle with family, friends and co-workers.
Entry forms and cash or a check (made out to MS PTA) can be dropped off at any of the school main offices. Why not take a chance! The contest includes many gift cards to area stores, Monsters tickets and other great prizes. View a copy of the calendar by clicking HERE.
Entry form must be returned with money to your school office by April 30th in an envelope marked OFMS PTA Calendar Raffle to be eligible. Checks should be made payable to OFMS PTA. Thanks for your support!
YOU’RE INVITED . . . TO DINE-2-DONATE
Dine at Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill from 5:30-8 p.m. May 4th and 20 percent of all sales will go to the OFMS PTA. Added fun during that time includes raffle items such as Dave & Buster Power Cards, a night at the Courtyard Marriott, Southwest Gift Card & Swings-N-Things Karts Plus passes. ALL STUDENTS who dine will have a chance to spin the Dave & Buster prize wheel.
Suds Maguire’s is at 1270 W. Bagley Road, Berea.
FUN, GAMES AND WALK TO CURE CANCER AT FALLS-LENOX CARNIVAL
The carnival supports the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. All proceeds from the carnival benefit the ACS June 6-7 2015 Olmsted Relay for Life through the Falls-Lenox for a Cure Team.
Have fun, play games, walk for a cure and challenge your principal. Enjoy a $5 dinner choice of hot dog or pizza, chips and a drink. Walk a mile or more and earn lap beads. To view a flyer of the event, click HERE. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY – APRIL 19TH – FOR FALLS POINTE SWIM TEAM
Team members love to have fun as much as they love to swim. It’s guaranteed your kids will have a blast this summer. Some fun activities include Donut Fridays, a pancake breakfast, weekly contests with prizes and an awards picnic and pool party. It is a low pressure environment for swimmers of all skill levels. The only requirement is that you must be able to swim independently across the pool. For more details, go to its website by clicking HERE.
FUNDRAISER FOR MOILOV FAMILY – THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH @ RAZZLES
Neighbors and friends of the Moilov family have organized a community fundraiser to support this local family who lost their mother suddenly in February. All are invited to attend the “Moilov Children Fund for the Future” event scheduled for Friday, April 24th from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Razzles. Cost is $20 per person and includes wings, pizza, desserts and beverages. Event also includes: side boards, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a live DJ playing all your favorite tunes! Your support is needed! Bring friends! For tickets, please call Randy at 440-552-8323.
OLMSTED SPIRIT 5K RACE/WALK – SUNDAY, MAY 3RD @ 9:00 A.M.
Register Online by Thursday, April 30th at www.olmstedspirit.com to guarantee a t-shirt. Adults $20; Kids/Seniors/Military $15. Or register race weekend (Sat. from 10-2; Sun. at 8:30 a.m.) at OFHS cafeteria. All in-person, race weekend entries $25 per person (cash or check only).
For additional information, please visit www.olmstedspirit.com.
CANCER SURVIVOR/CAREGIVER? JOIN 1ST LAP @ BULLDOG’S RELAY FOR LIFE
Local cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life on June 6th at Olmsted Falls High School stadium. The Survivors Lap will start at 1 p.m. Anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer may participate in this honorary lap around the track. Survivors also will be honored with a free lunch from Chick-Fil-A, a T-shirt and a “goody” bag, which includes free coupons. The five-year survival rate for all cancers has risen to 68 percent. There are an estimated 14 million Americans alive today who have been diagnosed with the disease.
If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Olmsted Falls/Township event, visit www.relayforlife.org/olmstedfalls or call the American Cancer Society, 888-227-6446, Ext. 1212.
OLMSTED RECREATION ANNOUNCES NEW GROUP FITNESS CLASSES
Olmsted Recreation has worked out an agreement with the YMCA to offer FREE fitness classes in April. Classes include Boot Camp and Pilates, and will be held at Olmsted Community Center this month! For class schedules and additional information, please click HERE.
SPRING SPEED & AGILITY CAMP AT OCC
Join coach Roger Hutkay for Power Athletes Spring Speed & Agility Camp at the Olmsted Community Center. This youth camp is open to boys and girls ages 10-16. It will provide a wonderful opportunity for campers to improve speed, agility, strength, explosive power, balance and coordination; ability to accelerate, decelerate, change direction; and overall running form and mechanics.
Date: April 28th – June 4th, 2015
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm.
Where: Olmsted Community Center
Cost: $75 for all 12 sessions. (6 weeks)
BALDWIN WALLACE OFFERS SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAMS
Applications are now being accepted for Baldwin Wallace University Summer Music Programs. For students in grades 4 – 9 (application deadline: May 1) String Camp, June 13 – 18 Piano Camp, June 13 – 18 Band Camp, June 20– 25 Music Theatre Camp, June 20 – 25 For high school students (application & audition deadline: April 1) International Guitar Festival, May 16 – 17 CSI: Conservatory Summer Intensive, July 12 – 25 Music Theatre Overtures, July 19 – 24 Go to www.bw.edu/summer-music-programs for more details and applications.