Parent Update – September 16, 2015
NO DOUBT – OFMS IS A COOL SCHOOL! WATCH FOX 8 TOMORROW – THURSDAY A.M.
The school will be the featured Fox 8 Cool School of the week on the Fox 8 Morning Show TOMORROW, Thursday, September 17th during the 6 o’clock hour. The segment will air live at approximately 6:40 a.m.
OFMS students Hannah Kho and Jack Surtman will also be in studio to play along with Fox 8 personalities Wayne Dawson, Kristi Capel and Scott Sabol during the program’s Thursday morning Coffee Quiz. Watch Fox 8 to see what makes our OFMS a ‘Cool School.’
The OFMS Cool School segment will also be replayed on the 4 p.m. newscast THURSDAY afternoon and on the Noon newscast on FRIDAY.
A Fox 8 crew visited the school Tuesday and took video of some of the school’s ‘cool’ happenings.
They included the Bulldog Theater Club’s performance of The Little Mermaid, WEB program, Spanish and French programs, Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering class (pictured at left) and Life Skills: Naviance Program.
FOX 8’S MARIA SCALI GIVES STUDENTS IN MISS ROBERTSON’S LIFE SKILLS CLASS A FIRST-HAND GLIMPSE INTO BROADCASTING CAREER DURING VISIT TO OFMS
OFMS would like to extend special thanks to Fox 8’s Maria Scali for taking a break from filming and producing the OFMS Cool School segment yesterday to speak with students in Miss Robertson’s Life Skills class about her job as a multi-media journalist and her personal career path. Her visit and remarks were timed perfectly as students were in the process of using the new Naviance program to explore different career pathways that may be of interest to them.
Thank you for sharing your passion and experience with our students! Maria Scali’s visit makes OFMS a Cool School!
Last week’s blog highlighted several OF student activities in remembrance of the 14th anniversary of 9/11. OFIS’ grade 4 Student Council voted last year to sponsor its “First Responder Day” on 9/11 this year. Each team of classes was invited to adopt one local police or fire department. Students on each team wrote thank you letters. Some teachers and students baked or bought in goodies to further express appreciation. They also made signs and placed them around some of the safety forces stations. Kudos to our OFIS student leaders for initiating this much deserved recognition of our first responders locally!
New teachers and administrators in the Olmsted Falls School District attended the Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club’s September meeting, in what has become a long-standing tradition of community building. Teachers join Kiwanis Club members for dinner, are introduced by their principals and get an opportunity to meet community members who are actively involved in supporting our schools.
OFSD Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd, Assistant Superintendent Mrs. Kelli Cogan and new Treasurer Mrs. Emily Dales also attended.
Thank you Kiwanis for your ongoing support of the students and staff of Olmsted Falls School District!
CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF OFHS MARCHING BAND? CHECK OUT PERFORMANCE VIDEOS.
School hasn’t been in session long, but the OFHS Marching Band is racking up performances. Some are available here to view if you haven’t seen their performances or want to relive them. Links to these performances can also be found on the marching band’s and OFMA’s facebook pages.
OF SCHOOLS NEED TDAP BOOSTER VERIFICATION FOR SEVENTH GRADERS
Parents of grade 7 students, we thank you if you have already submitted documentation of your seventh grader having received the Tdap booster. If you have not yet submitted this documentation that the state of Ohio requires, please do so as soon as possible. We will prohibit your student from attending school if we have not received that verification in our clinic by October 1st.
If you have questions about the Tdap booster, please contact Mrs. Koenig, the OFMS clinic aide, at 440-427-6212. Thank you for your attention in this important matter.
ATTENDEES AT SEPT. 21ST COLLEGE EXPO HAVE CHANCE TO WIN $500 SCHOLARSHIP
Your Teen Magazine and Lake Ridge Academy will lead interactive discussions at a September 21st college expo to help students navigate the college process successfully. There will be two $500 college scholarships given away among those attending the event – BE SURE TO GET REGISTERED TODAY!
Register now for Navigating the College Process and your registration automatically will enter you for a chance to win a scholarship from either Your Teen or Sweat X. You must be present for the drawings at the event, which is at Lake Ridge Academy, to win. To register for the 6:30 p.m. event, click HERE.
The College Event includes a Parent Expo and Breakout Session for parents AND teens. COMPLIMENTARY CODE for FREE REGISTRATION FOR FAMILIES OF OLMSTED FALLS: 2015LRA
To download a copy of the event flyer, please click HERE.
UPCOMING COLLEGE INFO/FAIRS FOR PARENTS AND/OR STUDENTS
The OFHS again will offer its student College Lunch Bunch for those having questions about choosing a college and completing applications. They are on selected Tuesdays during lunch and study halls from September 29th to November 24th in the Guidance Office. A flyer with a list of dates is available by clicking HERE.
Parents are invited to College and Coffee, an informal information sessions about the college application process, senior timeline and financial aid in the OFHS Media Center . Sessions are on 8-9 a.m. September 24th; 7-8 p.m. October 8th; 8-9 a.m. October 22nd and 7-8 p.m. November 5th. A detailed flyer is available HERE.
Three college fairs are in October. The following is more detailed information.
- Oct. 5, 6:30-8 p.m., Greater Cleveland West Suburban College Fair, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea.
- Oct. 7, 6:30-8 p.m., Cuyahoga College Night Consortium, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Brecksville.
- Oct. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Northeast Ohio Suburban College Fair, John Carroll University, University Heights.
COLLEGE FAIR FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES SET FOR OCTOBER
This opportunity, which is a collaborative effort with Gahanna Lincoln High school, Central Ohio Technical College, The Ohio State University at Newark and Muskingum University, is a chance to explore various programs. For more details, contact Phyllis Solove, email@example.com. or 614-478-5500, Ext. 126.
TRYOUTS FOR OF TRAVEL BOYS/GIRLS BASKETBALL SET FOR OCTOBER 17TH
The Olmsted Falls Basketball Association will hold travel team tryouts October 17th at OFHS. The scheduled times and ages are 10 a.m. to noon, boys in grades 5-6; 12:15-1:45 p.m., girls in grades 4-6 and 2-3:30 p.m., boys, grades 3-4. There is a $5 tryout fee.
OFBA’s goal is to identify and further develop players in the OFSD’s grades 3-6 at a higher level of basketball that prepares them for the OFMS and OFHS basketball programs. To view a flyer, click HERE.
If you have questions, contact Jeff Lippus, 216-598-0103, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Urban, email@example.com.
OFHS POST PROM SPIRIT DAY FUNDRAISER SEPTEMBER 21ST AT CHICK FIL-A
Dine in, carry out or drive through North Olmsted’s Chick-fil-A Monday, September 21st with an order and help OFHS Post Prom raise money at the same time. Just mention the organization when placing your order from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. that day and OFHS Post Prom will earn 25% of the sale.
ENTER OSBA’S ‘STAND UP FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST
The Ohio School Board Association again is asking high school students to show their ideas how public schools make a difference. It is sponsoring its fourth student video contest and open to high school students in OSBA-member districts. Schools are invited to submit a video, with a maximum length of 90 seconds, that conveys the contest’s theme – “Stand up for Ohio Public Schools.” Explain how Olmsted Falls City School District or the High School is standing up for public education while making a difference in your life or future success. The top three videos will win prizes for their schools, will be posted on OSBA’s website and featured at its annual Capital Conference. The submission deadline is October 9th.
TODAY – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH – IS LAST DAY TO REGISTER A TABLE FOR OECPTA AUTUMN ATTIC SALE
The annual OECPTA Autumn Attic Sale is from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 26, at the OFMS. The deadline to reserve a selling spot is TODAY – September 16th. Sellers manage their own table and keep all of their profits of new or gently-used children’s items. There is a $25 registration fee for members per space and $30 for non-members.
Early bird entry is from 8-9 a.m. at $5 a person. The general public is from 9 a.m. to noon at $2 a person.
To download a seller’s registration form, click HERE.
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION FEATURES PLAYERS, COACHES AND TEAM
Inductees include James Laut, ’61; Gary Slusar, ’92; Rush Williams, ’03, Coach Jim Ryan; Coach Patrick Donahue; Coach Bill McGrain and the 1980 Girls Cross Country Team. For photos of the inductees, please click HERE.
The Induction Ceremony and Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. at the German American Cultural Center, 7370 Columbia Road. Tickets are $35. The community is invited to attend. Reservation forms for the ceremony is available by clicking HERE or contacting Cathy Hess with the Alumni Office, 440-427-6030 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFMA TEAMS WITH EASTER SEALS TO ‘FILL THE TRUCK’
The Olmsted Falls Music Association will sponsor a “Fill the Truck” clothing donation drive in cooperation with the Easter Seals. The truck will be parked in the district’s board of education lot, 26937 Bagley Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 24th and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, October 25th. All donations, which include clothing, shoes, accessories and various linens-items, are tax-deductible. To view a more detailed flyer, click HERE.
If you have any questions contact Kathy Green at email@example.com.
LEARN TO DRAW COMICS, CARTOONS AT OF LIBRARY THIS SATURDAY
If you love comics, Wimpy Kid books and graphic novels, the “Discover Your Creatoonity” is for you. Artist Jeff Nichols will be at the Olmsted Falls Library at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 19, to teach those in grades 3-6 how to draw cartoon characters. Register online by clicking HERE or calling 440-235-1150.
OLMSTED RECREATION OFFERS YOGA CLASS
Yoga classes by Serenity Yoga will begin October 19th at Olmsted Falls City Hall. The classes, which are from 4:45-5:45 p.m., cost $10 per class or six classes for $49. Register at Olmsted Community Center, 8170 Mapleway Drive, call 440-427-1599 or the day of the class. To view a class flyer, click HERE.