OFCS Update – October 7, 2016
OFCS RELEASES NEXT VIDEO IN SERIES PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT ISSUE #117
The latest video about the Zero Additional Taxes Bond Issue on the November 8th ballot has just been released. Be sure to watch OFHS Teacher and Coach Kevin Ciolek in this week’s latest video in the in the series put together to share information about the upcoming Bond Issue with the community.
To view the newest video now, please click HERE.
IT’S HOMECOMING WEEKEND IN BULLDOG COUNTRY!
Here is a list of events for this weekend’s Homecoming for students and the community:
Come cheer on your Bulldogs @ the varsity football game tonight! Arrive early to enjoy Homecoming festivities – including the crowning of the Homecoming King & Queen!
The OFHS Homecoming Dance is from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, October 8th in the OFHS gymnasium. For additional information, please click HERE.
Also – All are invited to attend the FREE Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, October 7th at the OFHS cafeteria.
Welcome back to all of our returning Bulldog alumni! Let’s go Bulldogs!!! Happy Homecoming Weekend to all!
MASQUERS/FORENSICS PARENTS: 1ST MEETING THIS MONDAY @ 6:30 p.m.
Save the Date! If you are a parent of either a Masquers or a Forensics student – or both – you won’t want to miss this first meeting of the Olmsted Falls Masquers & Forensics Patrons for the new school year.
Please join us THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 10TH @ 6:30 p.m. in room W3 – choir room –at OFHS.
Meet new OFMFP President Jamie Wood AND new OFHS Masquers Advisor/Director Carol Thompson. Get an update on the fall play, an overview of plans for this school year and learn more about how you can get involved and support our EXTREMELY talented Masquers and Forensics students. OFSD Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd will also be in attendance to talk to the group.
Questions? Please contact OFMFP President Jamie Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see many of you there!
HAVE QUESTIONS? GET ANSWERS!
Olmsted Falls City Schools knows that residents often have questions about what’s happening in the school district, especially related to the zero additional taxes bond issue on the November 8th ballot. To help increase the dialogue about this and other important school issues there are now two new ways to get the answers you want to your questions.
Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd is hosting a series of Coffee Chats. This is a chance for residents to talk to Dr. Lloyd and ask meaningful questions about what’s happening in schools today. Here are the latest upcoming dates and times for community members to join Dr. Lloyd at The Village Bean (8143 Columbia Road in Olmsted Falls) for these great conversations:
• October 13 from 8-9 a.m.
• November 2 from 8-9 a.m.
• November 3 from noon to 1 p.m.
Bond Issue Informational Nights
Lots of residents want more specific information about issue 117 on November 8. To help address these questions, the district is hosting a series of informational nights. Facts will be presented and attendees will have the opportunity to have their questions addressed by school district leaders. Get the answers to your questions so you are able to cast your vote on November 8. Stop by one of the following Bond Issue Informational Nights:
• October 10 at 7 p.m. at Olmsted Falls Middle School
• October 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Falls-Lenox School
• October 20 at 7 p.m. at Olmsted Falls High School
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION IS THIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH
Tuesday, November 8th is an important day for the education of Olmsted Falls City Schools’ students. That is when voters will decide the outcome of Issue #117, the ZERO ADDITIONAL TAXES school improvement bond issue. Funding from this ballot issue will pay for upgrades to mechanical systems and school renovations so that money will not have to be diverted from the classroom teaching and instructional budget to make vital repairs.
To make sure your voice is heard in this important election, please register to vote. Many residents are unaware that they must register to vote again if they have moved or changed their name. Others THINK they are registered but then discover they are not.
Here are some of the questions we get regarding voter registration:
Am I qualified to vote?
You are qualified to register if:
- You are a citizen of the United States.
- You are at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the election.
- You have been a resident of Ohio at least 30 days before the election.
How can I register to vote?
- Pick up a voter registration form from the administration office, or print a voter registration form from the Ohio Secretary of State at: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/upload/elections/forms/VR_Form_04-2015.pdf.
- Return Form To: Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Registration Department , 2925 Euclid Avenue , Cleveland OH 44115
How can I register a change of address?
You can do it online: https://olvr.sos.state.oh.us/ovru/Modify.aspx.
How long do I have to register to be eligible to vote in the upcoming November 8, 2016 election?
The deadline to register to vote is October 11th, 2016.
SIX TO BE INDUCTED INTO OFHS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
The Olmsted Falls School Endowment and Alumni Association will induct five alumni and one educator into the OFHS Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Oct. 27.
The inductees are Carl Gerbasi, class of 1962, education; Nan A. Baker, ’73, business/politics; Ron Smith, ’75, business/insurance; Greg Butcher, ’76, business/engineering; Pamela Ehresman Pennock, ’90, educator/write and and Kevan Stuber, music/educator. They join 59 notable individuals who are now in the Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremony is Thursday, October 27th at the Donauschwaben’s German-American Cultural Center, 7370 Columbia Road. The community is invited to attend the ceremony and its dinner. Tickets are $35. Click HERE for a reservation form. Contact Cathy Hess, alumni director, 440-427-6030 or email@example.com for more details.
OLMSTED FALLS BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION CONTINUES TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
The Olmsted Falls Basketball Association (OFBA) will hold the following tryouts for its 2016-2017 Travel Teams at Olmsted Falls High School. Please see the tryout schedule below:
MONDAY, OCT. 10
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
OFCS will host its next luncheon for senior citizen residents of the school district on Wednesday, October 12th. The event will take place at Olmsted Falls High School and starts at 12:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy lunch as well as entertainment provided by our talented music students.
Please share this event flyer with any senior citizen family members, neighbors and friends living in the OFCS district. Please note that an advanced RSVP is required to attend.
To download a copy of the event flyer, please click HERE.
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. this Monday, 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.
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.
Need to take the SAT or ACT? Take a free practice test first! Sylvan Learning Center will give you the opportunity to take either test during this workshop. Please bring a No. 2 pencil and graphing/scientific calculator to the exam.
ACT/SAT Practice Test
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
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
START GATHERING DONATIONS FOR FILL THE TRUCK CLOTHING DRIVE
The Olmsted Falls Music Association again is teaming with Easter Seals Northern Ohio in hosting a “Fill the Truck” clothing donation drive. It will be October 22nd and 23rd in the OF Board of Education parking lot. Easter Seals will compensate OFMA based on the number of pounds of cloth items collected.
Many items will be accepted, such as clothing, shoes, purse, scarves, gloves, hats, linens, towels – even stained items. The drive cannot accept household items, toys or any items not cloth. All donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt. The truck will be in the parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 October 22nd and 1-4 p.m. October 23rd.
A detailed list of acceptable items, and more information, is on the flier that may be viewed by clicking HERE.
REGISTER THIS MONTH FOR BOYS DEVELOPMENTAL BASKETBALL
Boys in grades 4, 5 and 6 may register for this year’s Boys Developmental Basketball League. Players will have skill sessions and play team games on Saturdays at the OFHS gym during the months of November and December and one Wednesday game. OFHS basketball coaches and players will teach the skills, which emphasize basic skills, games rules and teamwork in an atmosphere designed to be educational and fun. All participants will be invited to play at halftime of a varsity boys basketball game.
Registration is open through October 29th, with the cost at $50 if performed by this Monday – October 10th. After that date, it is $60.
For more details and a registration form, click HERE.
Senior Parents – Please join us at our regular monthly meetings which are held at 7 p.m. 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
CALLING ALL GHOSTS AND GOBLINS
Youngsters and families are invited to a night of safe Halloween fun October 18th at the Riverview Pointe Care Center, 9027 Columbia Road.
You can bob for apples or take a walk in the haunted hallways – if you dare. There will be apples and cider as well as treats at this monster mash. Costumes are a MUST. Help decide the winner of the haunted hallway decorating contest.
Trick and treat will be open from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the October 18th Halloween Bash.
The Hope Community Church offers families a fun, free time at its Tricks & Treats Halloween Party from 1-4 p.m. October 22nd. Inflatables, snow cones, popcorn, a cake walk, balloon artist, face painting and several booths to play games will be included with the fun.
The church is located at 6941 Columbia Road.
The Olmsted Community Center is accepting applications for its Holiday Home & Craft Shoppe. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 12th at the Center. The price for an 8-foot space is $35.
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