OFCS Update – September 27, 2016
OFCS RELEASES FIRST IN SERIES OF VIDEOS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT ISSUE #117
Many people have questions about the Zero Additional Taxes Bond Issue on the November 8th ballot. So Olmsted Falls City Schools has put together a series of short videos (about 60 seconds each) related to this important issue.
Be sure to check out Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd in this week’s video as he explains what issue 117 is all about. To view the new video now, please click HERE.
OFHS HAS ONE NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST, FOUR COMMENDED STUDENTS
Congratulations to Eli Tomasch, who was recently named a National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist, and to four other seniors – Mark Drobnak, Morgan Finau, Ouen Mali and Molly McCafferty – who earned Commended status.
More than 1.6 million students took the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation identified the 50,000
highest scorers. 16,000 of those high performers are Semifinalists, who have an opportunity to continue in the competition and advance to Finalist standing by meeting several additional requirements.
The other 34,000 high performers were named Commended Students on the basis of a national Selection Index score.
Congratulations to these fine students receiving honors in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Best wishes to Eli as he continues his journey toward possibly being named a Finalist and scholarship recipient.
OFHS MARCHING BAND NEEDS YOUR VOTE NOW AS BEST BAND
The Pride of Olmsted Falls, the Bulldog Marching Band is one of 32 finalists in the Cleveland.com “Best of” contest. It is up to the public to determine those that will advance in the competition. Voting continues until 7 a.m. Sept. 28th – THAT IS THIS WEDNESDAY!
To vote for the Bulldogs Marching Band, click HERE and go to the end of the article to cast your ballot. Vote as often as you wish.
The top eight bands will advance to the quarterfinals. Goooo Bulldogs! As of Sunday afternoon, Olmsted Falls was in 12th place. We need your votes!
F/L BULLDOG BUDDIES PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTED IN E-MAGAZINE
LeadingAge magazine’s September/October issue features Falls-Lenox’s Bulldog Buddies program with The Renaissance. The article discusses the importance of intergenerational partnerships that have far-reaching benefits for all ages involved. Bulldog Buddies is highlighted with its intergenerational mentoring program. Thank you to Linda Hart with Eliza Jennings, for writing and submitting this special program to the magazine.
To see the article, click HERE.
OLMSTED FALLS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
The Olmsted Falls Basketball Association (OFBA) will hold tryouts for its 2016-2017 Travel Teams beginning this Saturday, October 1st at Olmsted Falls High School. Please see the tryout schedule below:
SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 2016
10:00 – 11:30 AM BOYS TRYOUTS – GRADES 3-4
10:00 – 11:30 AM MAKEUP TRYOUT FOR ALL GIRLS WHO COULD NOT ATTEND OCT. 1
11:30 – 1:00 PM BOYS TRYOUTS – GRADES 5 – 6
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016
6:00-7:00 PM MAKEUP TRYOUT FOR ALL BOYS WHO COULD NOT ATTEND OCT. 8
*Third grade girls may try out for the 4th grade team and 2nd grade boys may try out for the 3rd grade team.
*Please report for registration 15 minutes before your scheduled tryout time.
*Parents will not be permitted in the gym during tryouts.
*Rosters will be posted on the OFBA website: bit.ly/OFallsBA
OFHS PTA RAFFLE WINNERS
Joanie Gedeon – winner of the basketball basket filled with snacks and candy
Donna Langenderfer – winner of the $25 Subway gift card
Katie Moore – winner of the $25 Disney gift card
Julie Sicking – winner of the $25 Disney gift card
Thank you to all members for your continued support of PTA!
OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS, STUDENTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND COLLEGE PREPARATIONS – TONIGHT @ LAKE RIDGE ACADEMY
The first 20 to register for this event will be eligible for the “Be A Model” raffle. One winner will be chosen and one teenager in that winning family will be featured as a model within Your Teen Magazine.
This free event offers a valuable opportunity to gather more information about college: the admissions process, paying for college, discovering a passion and more. A parent expo begins at 6:30 followed by the program at 7 that includes speakers on paying for college, college admission process and others. New this year – parents of grade 8 students for a special presentation on building a great high school experience. To view a flyer of the event, click HERE. Register by visiting yourteenmag.com/register-lra-2016.
PARENTS/STUDENTS: SEVERAL COLLEGE AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
The OFHS guidance counselors invite parents to this year’s Coffee & College informational sessions about the college application process. The morning sessions are from 8-9 a.m. October 10th and November 7th in the OFHS Media Center. The next evening session is from 6-7 p.m.* on October 24th in OFHS Room W3. (*Please note change in start time for evening events.) All are on Mondays. To see an informational flyer, click HERE.
Parents and students: Learn the ins and outs of applying for financial aid at the October 17th Financial Aid Night that College Now of Greater Cleveland will present in the OFHS Auditorium. Topics for the 7-8 p.m. meeting include helping file FAFSA and other financial-related forms; personalized financial aid guidance, NEW deadlines and resources. OF students also may apply for scholarships who meet eligibility requirements. Contact the Guidance Department, 440-427-6116, to set up an appointment. A flyer is available by clicking HERE.
The Greater Cleveland West Suburban College Fair will be from 6:30-8 p.m. October 3rd at Baldwin-Wallace University’s Lou Higgins Recreation Center. Representatives from 140 colleges and universities will be at this event.
Baldwin Wallace University will present a College Essay Writing Workshop from 9-11 a.m. on Saturdays, October 15th and 29th, in the OFHS Media Center. This two-part workshop will help perfect your college entrance essay. BW personnel will present information and students are encouraged to bring their essays for critique from the admissions point of view. Sign up for this event in Naviance.
The PSAT will be administered at OFHS on Wednesday, October 19th. College-bound sophomores and juniors are encouraged to sign up. The cost is $15. Students should sign up in the guidance office. Seats are limited.
Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website for upcoming dates and important information by clicking HERE.
OFCS LAUNCHES OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT!
Did You Know? All five Olmsted Falls school buildings are now on Twitter!
Follow any or all of our outstanding buildings on the following accounts:
Olmsted Falls High School @ofhsbulldogs
Olmsted Falls Middle School @ofmsbulldogs
Olmsted Falls Intermediate School @ofisbulldogs
Falls-Lenox Primary School @FLbulldog
Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center @ECCBulldogs
FILL THE TRUCK CLOTHING DRIVE IS NEXT MONTH
OFMA will also sponsor a Fill the Truck fundraiser as it partners with Easter Seals Northern Ohio again.
The clothing drive will be in the Board of Education’s parking lot on Oct. 22nd and 23rd.
For more details, view the flyer by clicking HERE.
Senior Parents – Please join us at our regular monthly meetings which are held at 7PM in the Media Center at Olmsted Falls High School on the third Wednesday of each month. We look forward to seeing you on October 19, 2016!
Dine-in or Carry Out at Tony K’s:
- Wednesday, October 12, anytime from 11a – midnight
- Present a hard copy of the coupon on the date listed above, and Tony K’s will donate 25% of your food & non-alcoholic beverage purchases to Olmsted Falls Post Prom 2017. Click HERE to download a copy of the coupon.
- Tony K’s 841 W. Bagley Road, OH 44017
- Thank you to Nifty Dog Shop (25596 Mill St) in Grand Pacific Junction for having our bracelets for sale. Please stop by anytime, they will be available for the next several months.
To keep up-to-date on important information:
Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017
Questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
ALL INVITED TO FALLS DAY IN THE PARK – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND
The Olmsted Falls Parks & Recreation Board will sponsor the annual Falls Day in the Park from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, October 2nd at East River Park. Come and enjoy an afternoon of free family fun, including music, kid’s activities, jugglers, face painting, crafters and other vendors. Food and refreshments will be available. The Olmsted Falls High School marching band also will perform.
SIGN UP FOR A NEW LIBRARY CARD – WIPE OUT ANY FINES
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Kids in grades Pre-k through 12 may redeem a special bookmark at any Cuyahoga County Public Library branch for a free gift (while supplies last), a new library card and fine forgiveness during this month.
All students in grades preschool to 5 will receive the bookmark at school. Bookmarks also will be available in the main office for students at OFMS and OFHS. They then may redeem it at Olmsted Falls branch library or any other in that system.
VENDORS NEEDED FOR OCC’S HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW
Last year the show saw more than 500 attendees. A space application form can be found at www.olmstedcc.com.
We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.
Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.
- Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and staff
- Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
- Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
- Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
- Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers