OFCS Update – January 13, 2017
MLK JR. HOLIDAY THIS MONDAY – NO SCHOOL
Enjoy the long holiday weekend!
We look forward to seeing everyone back in the buildings on Tuesday, January 17th.
BOARD HOLDS ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, ELECTS OFFICERS FOR 2017
The Olmsted Falls Board of Education held its annual organization meeting on Wednesday, January 11 in the OFHS Media Center.
2017 Olmsted Falls Board of Education
Both Mr. Bertrand (pictured above at right) and Mr. Surtman (pictured below at right) were formally sworn into their respective positions by OFCS Treasurer Ms. Emily Dales.
Board member Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch will serve as the Board’s legislative liaison for 2017, helping the group to monitor the constantly changing landscape of educational policy coming out of both Columbus and Washington, D.C.
We extend both congratulations and thanks to these individuals for taking on these additional responsibilities in the coming year, and thank all five Board members for their ongoing dedication and commitment to the students and staff of Olmsted Falls City Schools. (Please see additional Board Recognition Month article below.)
BOARD HONORS FALL SCHOLAR ATHLETES, SWC ALL-CONFERENCE ATHLETES AND SWC CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER TEAM
The Olmsted Falls Board of Education recognized an outstanding group of athletes at the monthly meeting held January 11th. Fall 2016 SWC 1st Team All-Conference Athletes and Scholar Athletes for multiple sports were honored and presented with certificates of recognition from the Board of Education. Additionally, the Board welcomed and recognized the OFHS Boys Soccer Team for their SWC Championship winning season.
These student athletes were recognized in front of a packed audience of family, friends and coaches. A cake and punch reception hosted by the Board immediately followed the honors. Congratulations again to these outstanding OFHS student-athletes!
CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL OF THESE OUTSTANDING BULLDOG STUDENT ATHLETES!
OFMS GRADE 8 STUDENTS SEND CARDS, DECORATIONS TO AREA SENIORS
During the month of December, Olmsted Falls Middle School students demonstrated acts of kindness and compassion by creating decorations and greeting cards for senior citizen residents of Olmsted Falls and neighboring communities.
As part of an ongoing service project entitled “Paying it Forward,” a group of eighth-grade students met during their lunch periods and decided it would be a nice gesture to honor senior citizens in the local community and a few neighboring ones. Next, all students in eighth grade diligently went to work coloring and laminating decorations and creating greeting cards, which were delivered to Symphony – a memory care community in Olmsted Falls, Riverview Pointe Care Center in Olmsted Falls, Ideal Home Health Care in Westlake, and O’Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville.
A huge shout out goes to these OFMS students for a job well done on their service project of paying it forward to older members of our community and neighboring ones and by demonstrating their compassion and kindness for others.
THANK YOU BOARD MEMBERS! OFCS EXTENDS FORMAL THANKS TO BOARD DURING SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH
January is School Board Recognition Month in Ohio. Please join Olmsted Falls City School District in extending sincere thanks to our Board of Education members: Mr. Joe Bertrand, Mrs. Holly Neumann, Mrs. Linda Parkowski, Mr. Greg Surtman and Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch. These five individuals dedicate countless hours as stewards of high quality public education in our local community.
Olmsted Falls school board members were recognized and publicly thanked during the monthly Board of Education meeting for January, held immediately following the Board annual organization meeting on January 11. Board members each received special notes of thanks from students as well as a framed photo collage commemorating many positive highlights of the past year.
Did You Know? Our school board members donate back a significant portion of their meeting stipends to the Local Scholarship Fund to benefit OFHS graduates each year. We are truly fortunate to have the collaboration of these five outstanding individuals dedicating their time, effort and year-round commitment to maintaining educational excellence for our students.
Next time you see one of them out in the community, please join us in thanking them! To learn more about the Olmsted Falls Board of Education, visit www.ofcs.net/board.
OFHS 2017-18 SOCCER PARENT/PLAYER MEETING IS JANUARY 19TH
The boys soccer team will have its Player and Parent Meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 19th in the OFHS Media Center. All players who plan to play soccer for OFHS in the fall of 2017 should attend with a parent.
Information on the program is available online with other important OFHS soccer dates for the 2017-2018 school year.
The website is http://ofhssoccer. wordpress.com
MILITARY VETERANS WILL BE HONORED @ JAN. 20TH VARSITY BASKETBALL GAME
All current and former United States military personnel will be admitted free to the game and be recognized with an announcement prior to the start of the boys varsity game. All fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
This is in conjunction with the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s statewide military theme night initiative.
HELP CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACCEPTANCE – JANUARY 20TH
Wear the 3elove gear to show your support for International Day of Acceptance, which is January 20th.
Click HERE to see ways you can help support the movement!
Please visit the calendar on the new Helping Hands website by clicking HERE.
REGISTRATION FOR OFMS PTA DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT DUE BY JANUARY 19TH
The OFMS PTA Dodgeball Tournament will run from 2-5 p.m. January 21st in the OFMS gym. Referees will monitor each game. It is a double elimination tournament with prizes awarded to the first- and second-place teams.
Registration and the $30 fee per team are due by January 19th. Each team will consist of six players. Uniforms are not necessary, but matching team colors are recommended. Swings N’ Things Season Passes for the winning team! Free admission for Spectators. Concessions, such as hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, chips, Gatorade, pop, bottled water and candy, will be available to buy. To see a flier, which contains rules and team registration, click HERE.
LATEST ISSUE OF OFMA MUSICAL NOTES JUST RELEASED
Stay up-to-date on the latest news from the Olmsted Falls Music Association by reading the latest edition of Musical Notes, the official monthly newsletter of OFMA. To view the January 2017 issue now, please click HERE.
The next OFMA meeting is scheduled for February 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the OFHS Choir Room.
Hope to see you there!
OFHS 2017 POST PROM PRESENTS SEVERAL FUNDRAISERS, MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY
Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to the May 21st Post Prom. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center. The dates are February 15, March 15, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17.
These are future fundraisers – print the fliers & mark your calendars.
|Jan, Feb, March 2017||Ohio Pick 3 Raffle (Evening drawing, Mon-Fri) FLYER ATTACHED
contact Anita Greller @ 216-894-0111 or osugreller@ cox.net
|January 18, 2017||Bob Evans (North Olmsted) Dine-in or Carry out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)|
|January 24, 2017||Suds Maquire’s Dine to Donate & Trivia Night FLYER ATTACHED|
|February 1, 2017||Tony K’s Dine-in or Carry-out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)|
|February 2, 2017||Pinot’s Palette (Olmsted Falls) FLYER ATTACHED|
|Ongoing until goal is met||T-Shirt Quilt Raffle, text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145 FLYER ATTACHED|
2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee
Facebook: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)
Twitter: @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)
OFHS COUNSELORS OFFER 2 IMPORTANT INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS ON JAN. 25TH – ONE TO FEATURE AKRON UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
College Credit Plus Information Night – Wed., Jan 25th @ 6 p.m. – The College Credit Plus is a program that allows students in grades 7-12 to take college classes and earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. Students must apply and be accepted to the college in which they intend to participate. We will be reviewing the program details, application and class registration process. Representatives from OFHS, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga County Community College, Lorain County Community College and Polaris Career Center will be available to answer parent and student questions.
Junior Parent College Night – Wed., Jan 25th @ 7 p.m. – Junior parents and students are invited to this information session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 25th in the OFHS auditorium. Mrs. Caldrone, college and career counselor, will discuss college exploration, admissions testing and how to best prepare your student for the college application process. We will have two special guest speakers as well. Katy Marshall, transfer specialist from Cuyahoga Community College, will discuss how to successfully transfer from a community college to a four-year college. Matthew Wilson, University of Akron president, will lead a discussion about the college admission process and expectations of college freshman.
Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website by clicking HERE for upcoming dates and important information:
OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW IS JANUARY 28TH
The Olmsted Falls High School PTA’s 30th annual talent show is at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 28th in the Olmsted Falls High School auditorium. This scholarship fundraiser will feature about 25 local students in grades K-12 performing a myriad of talents including: singing, dancing and playing various instruments. And, for the second year, we will have a special musical performance by several of our Olmsted Falls teachers! Enjoy an evening watching and supporting our talented students! Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children under age 3. Tickets are available at the door and in the OFHS auditorium on Tuesday, January 24th from 6-9 pm. Questions? Contact Sharon Knaggs, email@example.com or 440-463-8106).
SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS
People of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics. Please note the time and location are different from what is listed on the PTA calendar.
It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma. The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers. Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in. The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th. To see a flier and registration form, click HERE. If you have question, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAS VEGAS NIGHT ROLLS INTO TOWN FEBRUARY 11TH
This year the annual OFHS Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is early – 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. February 11th – at the West Side Irish American Club. Why not test your luck while helping raise money for scholarships.
All profits go toward scholarships for the OFHS Class of 2017. The night includes games, such as big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and a 50/50 raffle, side boards and more, with a cash bar and refreshments by Angelina’s Pizza. Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni office, 440-427-6030 for more details. All 21 and older are welcome! To see the flier, click HERE.
IT’S SUPER BOWL HOAGIE TIME!
To help defray their cost, the OFMA will again have the annual Super Bowl Hoagie Sale that will occur February 4th at Shaker’s MarketPlace. Students will earn funds for each hoagie – about 50 percent – they sell. OFMS students also may participate to start earning funds in their own personal travel account.
Students will collect money from those who order from them. Click HERE for the order form. Click HERE for the envelope form. Envelopes only will be printed for HS students. If more are needed, contact Janet Kollar, email@example.com.
All orders are due to their OFHS music teacher by Friday, January 27th. Volunteers also are needed to assemble hoagies February 4th as well as students to place lettuce and tomatoes in sandwich bags February 3rd. If you can volunteer, please click HERE to sign up.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
Teen 3D Design
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description: Explore hands-on digital creation as you create your own design using 3-D modeling program, Tinkercad! Your item will be printed on Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 3-D printer and will be available for pick-up one week after the program.
A valid email address and basic computer skills are required. Registration is required for the participants who must be ages 11-18. To register, click HERE.
OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration for the upcoming softball season now is open through January 31st. You may register by clicking on the link below or visiting occ.recdesk.com. You also may register in person by visiting the Olmsted Community Center during regular business hours.
Olmsted Girls Fast Pitch is open to all girls, ages 8-18, residing within the Olmsted Falls city school district. Visit olmstedgirlsfastpitch.org for more information.
For additional information, click HERE for the event flyer or contact Swings-N-Things at 235-4420, ext. 125 for more details.
SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL
The Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.
To see an informational flier, click HERE. Register online at olmstedcc.com.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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