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OFCS Update – May 6, 2016

SS_upper_leftLAST WEEK’S OFHS-BELCHERTOWN JOINT CONCERT WAS A COLLABORATIVE SUCCESS

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Thank you to everyone who helped in collaborating the historical concert between OFHS and Belchertown bands.

CP_leftIt was amazing to see so many different aspects of our school and band programs come together so quickly.

Band3Also, a HUGE thanks to OFMA and Food Service for their help as well.

What an amazing opportunity of collaboration for the OF students.

Congratulations on such a success. These are once in a lifetime moments.

To see a Cleveland.com story of the concert, click HERE.


OFHS STUDENTS COMPETE AT SKILLSUSA STATE CONTEST

skills combined photoSS_upper_leftStudents in Career Tech programs from across the state of Ohio met in Columbus April 26th and 27th for the SkillsUSA Ohio Championship.

Some of the highlights included: Joshua Aubel and Logan Klink placing first in Mobile Robotics; Joselyn Rabbitt and Stephanie Schroth taking first in Robotics and Automation Technology; and Megan Sanok taking second place in CNC Milling.

To see a photo gallery of these students in action, click HERE.

OFHS students who participated were:

Health Knowledge Bowl – Skye MacEwan, Ruchi Patel, Emily Patterson

Team Works – Hunter Fairchild

Criminal Justice – Donovan Condosta

Crime Scene Investigation – Christopher Kollm

Advertising Design – Ashley Robertson

Mobile Robotics – Joshua Aubel, Logan Klink

Robotics and Automation Technology – Joselyn Rabbitt, Stephanie Schroth

Technical Drafting – Cole Zehe

Automated Manufacturing Technology – Joseph Bement, Connor Hughes, Matthew Metzger

Additive Manufacturing – Joshua Dragony, jake Wrege

Job Interview – Morgan Jedrzejek

CNC Milling – Megan Sanok  

Congratulations to all of these outstanding students for representing OFHS and Polaris Career Center extremely well!

SS_upper_leftTWO OFHS STUDENTS THREE- PEAT IN STATE COMPETITION

Ohio skills 2Joselyn Rabbitt and Stephanie Schroth have achieved what no other team has done.

On April 26th at the Ohio SkillsUSA Championships,  they competed in the Robotics and Automation Technology Competition and won first place for a third time. To our knowledge, this has never been accomplished before!

Joselyn and Stephanie, both OFHS juniors, are enrolled in the Polaris/Olmsted Falls Pre Engineering classes. They also have received similar results in other robotic competitions, including third place and two first-place finishes in National Robotics “Pick and Place” Competition, a 2014-2015 VEX Create Award, 2015-2016 VEX Design Awards and two third-place awards at National SkillsUSA championships for Robotics and Automation Technology.

“I am so proud of what these young women have accomplished in these three years. They are truly role models to other aspiring engineers and women to succeed in STEM programs. I am looking forward to seeing what they do in the future,” said Mike Haydn, pre-engineering instructor. They will be competing in Louisville, Kentucky June 20th-24th in the SkillsUSA National Championships. We wish them success. Go Bulldogs!

SS_upper_leftBULLDOGS DEFEAT ST. ED’S @ PROGRESSIVE FIELD

bseball 1The OFHS varsity baseball team had a victorious – and fun – time at the Cleveland Indians Charities’ Hardball Classic last Friday at Progressive Field.

The final score was Bulldogs 2, St. Edward 0.  OF broke the 0-0 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning by scoring two runs on a throwing error from the St. Ed’s pitcher. CP_leftbaseball 2Congrats on such a fine showing at the Classic. Bulldogs!

To view more photos of the day, including batting practice inside the stadium, click HERE.

To read a Chronicle Telegram story about it, click HERE and for a story in the Morning Journal, click HERE.

OFHS MAY SHOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES – DEADLINE IS TODAY –  MAY 6TH

deadline cliparatHurry!  The OFHS May Show is seeking artwork entries from such clipart artgroups as faculty, staff, alumni and community members – but the deadline of Friday, May 6th, is almost here. If you would like to enter artwork, complete the entry form found by clicking HERE.  All work must be registered by Friday, May 6, with forms completed and returned to Mariel Krakowiak. Dates for drop off and pick up are included in the entry form.  Any questions should be directed to Mariel, mkrakowiak@ofcs.net. Students enjoy seeing the work of their teachers, administrators, bus drivers, custodial staff, alumni and community members.  Please consider entering your work.

OFMS band and choir concerts in MayOFHS and OFMS CONCERT UPDATES

musicThe OFHS Spring Pops Concert next Thursday, May 12th, will have split sessions in the OFHS auditorium. The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will perform at 6:45 p.m. while the Symphonic Winds and Wind Symphony are at 8:15.  The Jazz 1 will perform at both concerts.

The OFMS Band and Choir Spring Concerts will occur over the next few weeks.  To view a flyer of their dates and times, click HERE.

OFHS SENIOR CITIZENS INVITED TO SPRING ARTS CELEBRATION MAY 13TH – RSVP DEADLINE MAY 11TH

CP_leftOFCS Triple A LogoOlmsted Falls City School District invites community senior citizens for a special arts-themed OFHS spring event on Friday, May 13th.

Enjoy the OFHS May Art Show and a complimentary Continental Breakfast Reception from 8-9 a.m. Be the district’s guests at a special 9:15-10:15 am. Spring Pops Concert.  Parking is available on the west side of the building.

Please reserve a spot by May 11th by calling 440-427-6000. Seating is limited.

To view an event flyer, click HERE.

CP_leftCARNIVAL FOR A CURE IS ANOTHER TEAM EFFORT WINNER

DSCN1435Carnival for a Cure celebrated another successful year with Owen Timura showing us his strength and determination!

This was an awesome family event and a great time was had by all.

It was a terrific team effort by the Falls-Lenox Relay for Life Team, Kiwanis, PTA, Angelina’s and DSCN1422Shaker MarketPlace IGA.

The extra special help from the high school girls and boys basketball teams was also truly appreciated!

Thanks to all the families who participated in the cause.

We look forward to seeing you at the ‘big carnival’ Relay at the high school on June 4th!

To see a photo gallery of the Carnival, click HERE.

CP_leftECC STUDENTS ENJOY AND LEARN FROM VEHICLE DAY

vehicle day 8Students at ECC last week braved occasional spots of rain during their Vehicle Day in the school’s parking lot.  They got to hold the large gloves of utility workers, walk through the back of an Olmsted Falls police car and learned how produce comes to people via The Farm Truck, among other vehicles.

Some during the morning session saw the Olmsted Township squad and fire truck leave to answer a call for help.  It really was a learning experience.

To view a photo gallery of the event, click HERE.  To read about the event in the Sun Post-Herald, click HERE.

CP_leftAUTHOR VISITS ECC BOOK CLUB

book club 3Local author/illustrator Lindsay Ward visited ECC’s All-together Book Club at the Olmsted Falls branch library. The Friends of the Library sponsored the event. Her visit was encouraged due to the Book Club members’ desire to learn how libraries obtain books.  They wondered where the books come from so Lindsay showed them the entire process – from beginning with her typed manuscript and covered with handwritten notes.  The children really enjoyed this special event!

ECC families and the Olmsted Falls branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library enjoy a wonderful collaboration on the All-together Book Club throughout the school year.

ANNUAL OFAB SPRING APPAREL SALE – SATURDAY, MAY 14TH

color bulldog headSave the Date!  Don’t miss the annual Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Spring Apparel Sale.  Everything in the booth (located in the football stadium concessions building) will be at least 10% off.

The sale is Saturday, May 14th from  9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Stock up on your Bulldog gear for summer!

GRAND MARCH CONTINUES AS PART OF PROM NIGHT

Post_Prom_Generic_BannerThis year’s Grand March is at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21st – Prom night. Come strut your stuff at the Grand March and be seen by family and friends in dress up attire! Be sure to bring smart phones or cameras to catch the special moments on stage! Please be at the high school by 3:30 since the Grand March will begin promptly at 4. Buses will leave for the Prom at 5:30 p.m.

SCHOOL HEALTH CLINIC INFO FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

American Red Cross symbolHealth Care Action Plans:  If your child has a medical condition, which may require treatment at school such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, or severe allergies, etc., you will receive a Health Care Action Plan form from your child’s clinic staff.  These will be sent home before the end of the school year. These action plans, which are completed by both the parent and the physician, provide staff with detailed care information should your child become ill at school.  These should be completed over the summer and returned to the clinic during the first week of school in August 2016. If your child will need to take a medication at school, a medication order form is available on the district’s website.

Medication Pick Up:  If your child has medications at school, please arrange for an adult to pick them up prior to the end of this school year. You will receive a notice from your clinic as to days/times.  Medications not picked up by June 8th will be disposed of properly. New 7th grade students: Ohio law requires a Dtap booster vaccine be given prior to entry into the 7th grade. Ohio Law also requires a Meningococcal vaccination for students entering the 12th grade. Please bring in your documentation that this is completed to your health clinic during the first week of school in August 2016. All forms listed above will now be available on the district website under School Health Clinic.

KEEP SCHOOL LEARNING GOING ALL SUMMER LONG – ORDER SERIES BY THIS MONDAY

summer bridge activitiesPrevent summer learning loss.  Summer Bridge Activities is an award-winning summer learning series that is an easy and proven way to help children retain their classroom skills. Research shows on average, children can lose 2.8 months of grade-level equivalency skills over summer vacation. By using the Summer Bridge Activities books, students enter their new grades prepared and confident. OFIS PTA has partnered with Learning Express to offer Summer Bridge Activities for $14.95 plus tax (Cuyahoga County residents pay $16.15 total.)

Complete the order form by clicking HERE and return it no later than May 9th to your child’s school – Attn: Summer Bridge, c/o OFIS PTA. Learning Express will donate 20 percent of sales back to Olmsted Falls. Questions?  Contact Melissa Schwecke, melissa.schwecke@gmail.com.

GOTR Practice 5KCHEER ON F-L THIRD GRADERS IN PRACTICE 5K RUN THIS TUESDAY

logo_girlsontherunFalls-Lenox Primary School again is involved with the Girls on the Run program.

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit, character-building program that encourages girls in grades 3-8 to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.  The program combines training for a 5K with education to address all aspects of girls’ development – emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being.

Join the F-L grade 3 girls as they participate in the practice 5K run at 3 p.m. this Tuesday, May 10th outside the school. The route starts at the school’s west parking lot and continues on Bagley, Mapleway, Garfield, Olmway, Garfield, Brookside, Mill, Brookside, Usher, Brentwood, Bagley and back home to F-L.

Show your support for their training and effort. You also may join the Girls on the Run 5K in Akron, which is the northeast regional race. It is slated for May 22nd. A flyer with details of the race is available by clicking HERE.

weight lifting bellsLEARN MORE ABOUT WEIGHT LIFTING PROGRAM @ OPEN HOUSE

Students in grades 8-11 and their parents are invited to learn more about our All Sports Weight Lifting Program by attending the 6-7 p.m. May 25th Open House in the OFHS weight room.

There will be demonstrations by our student athletes, information shared by our coaches and documents to review.

Make plans to visit with our knowledgeable staff!

WANTED: BOYS IN GRADES 4-7 FOR SUMMER BASKETBALL OPEN GYM

OFBA logoYounger Bulldogs will have the opportunity to play basketball this summer in a fun setting. Sessions are from 3-4 p.m. on specific Tuesdays and Thursdays in June at the OFMS.

The open gyms will be split with grades 4 and 5 playing against each other and grades 6-7 competing. OFBA coaches will supervise them.

For a flyer listing exact dates and other information, click HERE.  

SIGN UP FOR ATHLETIC PHYSICALS  FOR GRADES 6-11sports equipment

All student athletes in grades 6-11 require an OHSAA Physical Evaluation for the 2016-17 school year.  The district has scheduled one from 4-7 p.m. May 25th in the OFHS main gym locker room area.  The cost is $20.  You may select a time slot on an online sign up service.

To view a flyer with all the necessary information, including sign up times, click HERE.

JUNIOR CLASS PARENTS – JOIN POST PROM COMMITTEE

Class of 2017 logoParents of the Class of 2017 are invited to be part of the 2017 Post Prom Committee.  The group meets on the third Wednesdays of each month from June 2016 to March 2017.  Next April it meets the second and fourth Wednesdays while in May, it is every Wednesday to prepare for the Prom, which is Saturday, May 20. That means Post Prom will begin at midnight Sunday, May 21st, and end at 3 a.m.

Please like the OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee Facebook page to keep informed on important dates and news.  The committee can only have a successful event for students with your participation.

DINE TO DONATE AT SUDS TO BENEFIT OLMSTED FALLS POST PROM – THIS TUESDAY – MAY 10TH

sudsCome out for a last chance to help support the 2016 Post Prom! Tuesday May 10, from 5:30-7:30 1270 W. Bagley Rd. Berea, OH 44017 Just tell the server you’re there to support the Olmsted Falls Post Prom and 20% of your bill (minus alcohol) will be donated back. Please help spread the word to friends and family, thank you for your support!

Post Prom is a safe and fun place for our children to go after Prom is over.

SUMMER BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROGRAMS LOCATIONS

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The North Olmsted School District received a grant again to sponsor breakfast, lunch and snacks for children during the summer.

It is FREE to all children ages 1-18. The program runs from  June 13 through Aug. 19.

All meals must be consumed on site.

To view a detailed flyer with specific locations of the program, click HERE.

REGISTER FOR FREE ACT/SAT SUMMER COLLEGE BOOK CAMPS

College Now artCollege Now’s mission is to increase college attainment through college access and success advising, financial aid counseling and scholarship services.  It is offering summer boot camps to prepare for the tests. Each boot camp is a 16-hour course where students will learn about and practice for each section of these high-stakes college admissions tests. Every student will receive a real ACT prep book at the conclusion of the boot camp. Snacks will be served.  The various camps start June 6th and continue through Aug. 22nd. To view a flyer with dates, click HERE: To register, click HERE. For various College Now programs and services, click HERE.

CAMP INVENTION OFFERS SUMMER FUN FROM JUNE 6-10

camp interventionSince 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary. Olmsted Falls educators lead a week of hands-on activities created especially for those in grades 1-6. Boys and girls will spend their time constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat and taking apart electronics to assemble something new.  Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Early registration discounts are available. REGISTER NOW WITH THE PROMO CODE “SPRING” AND RECEIVE $15 OFF!  This year the camp is from June 6-10.  Visit campinvention.org, call 800-968-4332 for more information or Michelle  LaGruth, mlagruth@ofcs.net.

GET INTO THE SWING FOR THE JULY 23TH ALUMNI GOLF OUTING

golfdogJuly 23th is set for the 21st annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing that the Olmsted Falls Alumni Association sponsors. It is open to all golfers and “want to be” golfers. The site is Creekwood Golf Course in Columbia Station.  Please join us for a fun day that includes 18 holes of golf (shotgun format), riding cart, lunch, BBQ ribs and chicken dinner, golf favors and a chance to win prizes – all for only $85.  Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. Don’t miss this great event and an opportunity to support the Alumni Association and its scholarship programs.  If you would like to receive a registration form or have questions, contact the Alumni Office via e-mail at ofhsalumni@yahoo.com or call us at 440-427-6030.  Please click HERE for the registration form.

PURCHASES @ LANDMARK LAWN AND GARDEN LOCATIONS RAISE FUNDS FOR OFAB

logoA fundraiser that will benefit Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters arrives just in time for Spring cleanup around the house and yard. Stop by Landmark Lawn and Garden to buy what you need, mention OFAB at check out and the group automatically receives 6% of the purchase. This includes anything you buy to bulk purchases, which include thousands of items from which to choose. To download a fundraiser flyer with additional information, please click HERE.  The three Landmark locations in the fundraiser are Strongsville, Avon and Westlake.  For location information, please click HERE. Thank you to Landmark for its support of OFAB this spring!

COMMUNITY

OF BOY SCOUT TROOP 201 READY TO BLOOM ITS ANNUAL FLOWER SALE THIS SATURDAY/SUNDAY PLUS MAY 14TH

boyscoutsIt’s that time of year again. OF Boy Scout Troop 201 will have its annual flower sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7th; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8th (Mother’s Day) and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14th on the corner of the former Jenkins Center.  The scouts will offer hanging baskets and flats of annual flowers and vegetables at good prices.  Hanging baskets make great Mother’s Day gifts.  Stop by, support scouting and shop locally.  The sale will be at the corner of Main Street and Columbia Road, across from Olmsted Community Church. The scouts also are collecting donations for the Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Township food pantry.  Please consider dropping off a non-perishable food item at the sale.

 

GET TAPPIN’ THIS SATURDAY – MAY 7th  Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday with a tap dancing story and performance — plus you’ll learn some tap dancing steps! The Arlene Cassara Dance & Theater Center will visit the Olmsted Falls Library branch this Saturday, May 7, at 2:30 p.m.  Open to children ages 4-12.

BIKE SAFETY WEEK WHEELING UP – BIKE RODEO IS MAY 14TH

Put a lid on it bike rodeoBike Helmet Safety Awareness Week is May 9-21. To highlight the celebration, the Olmsted Bike Safety Rodeo is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14th at the Olmsted Community Center. There are 90 free bike helmets for those who pre-register online at olmstedcc.com or in person at 8170 Mapleway Drive. The rodeo includes a series of skill stations directly related to everyday bicycling situations. Participants will practice starting and stopping, the safe way to exit a driveway, how to look for traffic, negotiate an intersection and avoid common road hazards. Grab your bikes, wear your helmets and join the local safety forces in this one-day FREE event to promote Bike Safety Week – and PUT A LID ON IT to protect yourself before you pedal. To view a flyer of the event, click HERE.

GREAT NORTHERN MALL HOSTS HEALTH FAIR

health careThe Great Northern Mall will celebrate EMS Week with a Community Health Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14th.

The fair will feature various health screenings, blood drive, child seat safety check, family friendly games and activities and a 1 p.m. appearance by the UH safety squad.

To see a detailed flyer of the event, click HERE.

BARK FOR LIFE EVENT SET FOR MAY 21ST

dog bark for lifeThe Olmsted Falls Relay for Life will host a Bark for Life event Saturday, May 21st.  The 1-mile walk will be in front of the OFMS with registration from 10-10:30 a.m.  Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30, followed by the 1-mile walk.  Following the walk, there is a fashion show for our canine companions, games, activities, food, treats and fun! There is a $10 pre-registration fee per dog – $15 at the door – and $5 for a second canine.  Dogs will receive a Bark for Life bandana. Contact Vicky Presnell, 216-392-6030 or vpresnell@sbcglobal.net for more details or to register. SIGN UP TO BE A WESTVIEW SHARKS SWIM TEAM MEMBER

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Join the fun being part of the Westview Sharks summer swim team for ages 4-18.  Meet the coaches and in-person registration is on Sunday, May 22nd from 4-6 p.m. at Westview Pool, which is on Redwood Drive. We will have a hot dog dinner and suit try-ons.  Meet our new coach, Dan Lisy. Dan is a registered USA swimming coach who currently coaches for SwimStrong and is also a swim instructor for Fast Lane Swimming.

Contact westviewswimteam@yahoo.com for more information.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE – JUNE 4 & 5 – RELAY FOR LIFE 2016

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe seventh annual Relay For Life will be June 4th and 5th at OFHS.  It begins at 1 p.m. this year!  Enjoy 18 hours of fun, games, live entertainment and fireworks.  The entire day is filled with hundreds of fun activities and non-stop entertainment. This is a great FAMILY EVENT.  You have to be there for the opening lap at 1 p.m. to celebrate the Survivors of cancer in our community. The Luminaria ceremony (candle remembrance) is inspiring.  Don’t miss it at dusk. A fireworks display will then follow with more fun during the night.

The super Kiwanis breakfast again is set for the next morning. Come see how you can make a difference and help create a world with more birthdays!  Go to relayforlife.org/olmstedfalls for more details.  

KIDS AGES 9-14 BE PART OF A SUMMER BROADWAY CAMP

The 5-day Broadway Bound Camp is from July 11-15 at Olmsted Community Center. Campers will work close closely with a Broadway actor and music director. For more information, click HERE.

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