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OFCS Update – May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

OLMSTED FALLS TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST RECEIVES AREA EDUCATION HONOR

Congratulations to Dawn Carlin, the district’s technology integration specialist, who recently received the 2017 Betty Cope Award for outstanding service to the ideastream Education Advisory Council.  Dawn demonstrated commitment by supporting the education outreach of ideastream to best serve educators in Northeast Ohio.

The award is given annually in the spirit of Betty Cope, the first programming chief and general manager who was instrumental in establishing the WVIZ studio on the stage of Cleveland’s Max S. Hays vocational High School.  The news release stated Dawn represents  Olmsted Falls Schools on the Advisory council and is an active and contributing member of the Steering Committee. She provides important suggestions and constructive input to shape the professional learning experiences provided to northeast Ohio schools through the council. She also has presented at, and assisted with, the ideastream Education Technology + Learning Conference for the past several years.

Olmsted Falls School District is truly fortunate to have Dawn Carlin working on behalf of our staff and students here in Bulldog country!


OFMS STUDENTS HONORED BY LOCAL ELKS LODGE FOR AWARD-WINNING ESSAYS
Congratulations to 7th grader Andrew Homola, and 8th graders Emily Sumerauer and Caroline Gardner on their award-winning essays in this year’s annual Americanism essay writing contest sponsored by the Berea Elks.  This year’s topic was “Why Is It Important to Vote?”  More than 400 students from Olmsted Falls, Strongsville and Berea entered the contest and three of the lodge level winners emerged from Olmsted Falls!
Andrew’s essay also earned 3rd place for the Northeast Ohio District for the Ohio Elks.
The students were invited to attend the Berea Elks Youth Recognition dinner earlier this week, along with their parents.  OFMS Social Studies teacher Sandra Cibulskas also attended the special recognition event.
Olmsted Falls winners Caroline Gardner and Andrew Homola are pictured in the photo above, along with the winners from Strongsville and the members of the Berea Elks Americanism Committee.  ​
Congratulations again to Andrew, Emily and Caroline on this accomplishment!  Great job to these students for their hard work!!!

BULLDOG SCHOOL COMMUNITY MOURNS LOSS OF FIRST GRADE TEACHER MR. MARTY SIMON

The Olmsted Falls School District community is greatly saddened by the loss of Falls-Lenox first grade teacher Marty Simon, who passed away earlier this week.

Mr. Simon was an Olmsted Falls High School alum, a coach and was an outstanding teacher who taught in our district for 18 years.  Marty served our community and our students well, positively impacting countless lives.

Our school community continues to keep the Simon family in our thoughts during this difficult time.


COME OUT TO CHEER ON OUR OFIS GIRLS ON THE RUN – THIS SUNDAY

We need your Cheers!! Please come out THIS SUNDAY, MAY 7TH, and support the OFIS Girls Running Club as they participate in the Olmsted Spirit 5k race.  The girls have been training hard for the past two months and would love some crowd support.  The Olmsted Spirit 5k starts and ends at the High School stadium at 9 a.m.  The running club girls will be wearing neon pink ~ stop up to cheer them on!


OFMA LATEST NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE, MEETING THIS MONDAY

You’ll find many pictures of past events and important news of upcoming activities in the latest Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Musical Notes newsletter.  To view it, click HERE.

The group’s next meeting is at 7 p.m. this Monday, May 8th in the OFHS choir room.  All are invited to attend.


OFCS SPRING SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON IS MAY 11TH; OLMSTED TOWNSHIP SPONSORING COMMUNITY BUS TOUR

Olmsted Falls Schools will host its next luncheon event for senior citizens in the community next Thursday, May 11th.  This spring’s luncheon will take place at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School.

As an added opportunity, Olmsted Township is sponsoring a free community bus tour prior to the lunch.  Both events are free to senior citizen residents of Olmsted Township and Olmsted Falls.  However, an RSVP is required.  Please do so ASAP.

Guests are welcome to attend both events (bus tour & lunch), or RSVP to one or the other separately as needed.

Please click HERE to download the event flyer.


DON’T MISS THE MAY ART SHOW – NEXT FRIDAY, MAY 12TH

Students, faculty, special invitees and community members will display their creativity at the Annual May Show this Friday that runs throughout the day in the OFHS gym.

Whether it is watercolor painting, photography,  wood working, computer generated art, sewing or other forms, you’ll certainly see some amazing pieces.

Admission is free.


GRAB A FREE BOOK @ THE OFMS BOGO BOOK FAIR

The Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center will host a Scholastic Buy One,Get One sale starting Monday, May 15th and running through that week ending May 19th. It will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day.

The BOGO sale is a great opportunity for students to load up on summer reading books by buying one book and getting a second book of equal value or less for FREE!  All items at the book fair are available while supplies last.


DEADLINE NEARING – REGISTER YOUR INCOMING KINDERGARTNER FOR SAFETY TOWN

Olmsted Falls Safety Town 2017 Registration is still open! Classes are almost full!

If your child will be entering Kindergarten next fall, don’t forget to sign up for Safety Town. It is a child accident prevention program for incoming kindergartners. Safety Town is a program that introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to the children. Registration deadline is May 15.

Please visit http://oecpta.com/safety-town/ for more information and to download the registration form.


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BULLDOG SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you will fill those long sunny days!  Information on Bulldog Summer Sports Camps is starting to roll in.  Please click links below for summer sports camp information available to date:

Elementary Volleyball Camp (for Grades 2-6) – May 31st – June 3rd

Olmsted Falls Bulldog Football 2017 Summer Camp (Grades 3-9) – June 26th – 28th

Junior Netters 2017 Volleyball Program (for Grades 2-6) – Fall 2017 (August – Sept)

Links to additional Bulldog Summer Sports Camps will be added as it becomes available.  Watch the blog for updates or visit http://olmstedfallsathletics.net/ and click on the “Camps” link for the latest information.


SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE MAY 23 AT OFHS GYM

The Olmsted Falls Athletic Booster Association again is sponsoring  the  2017-2018 annual physicals date for student– athletes who currently are in grades 6-11 in need of a physical for the upcoming school year. The discounted price is a reflection of the strong relationship between the booster organization, Southwest General Health Center and the Bulldog Wrestling Program assisting with the details of the event.

May is the ideal time to secure this Ohio High School Athletic Association requirement, as the 2018 expiration date will not inhibit the student-athlete on missing out on a practice or competition due to a mid-season expiration.

They will be available from 4-7 p.m. May 23rd in the OFHS gym. No appointment is needed. For more details, view the flyer by clicking HERE.

To go to the schools’ athletic website, click HERE.


PARENTS/OFHS STUDENTS – 2017/18 COURSE CHANGE DEADLINE IS JUNE 6

Attention OFHS Students and Parents (including parents of current 8th graders):

Please view the list of courses your student has scheduled for the 2017-18 school year directly in Power School. Click Class Registration link on the left of the screen when logged in.

Please contact your student’s school counselor should you have any questions. Counselors are available through June 6th to discuss students’ course selections for the next school year.

Evening appointments are available on June 5th and day time appointments are available on June 6th.

Please call 440.427.6116 to schedule an appointment.

DEADLINE TO MAKE ANY COURSE ADJUSTMENTS/CHANGES IS JUNE 6TH.


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

To access the online registration link, please click http://bit.ly/2jw02Cy now, or visit www.ofcs.net at your convenience.

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


OF POST PROM INVITES ALL TO POST PROM MEETINGS, FUNDRAISERS; GIFT CARD DRIVE-BY THIS SATURDAY

Please consider joining us at our remaining Post Prom Committee meetings, all located in the Media Center at OFHS at 7 p.m.:

  • May 10
  • May 17

Hope you can join us!

Opportunities to support Post Prom at these upcoming and/or ongoing fundraisers:

  • Gift Card Drive-by and Donate (No need to exit your car!) Saturday, May 6 from 10a-Noon at OFHS We are asking parents to donate a gift card of $15.00 or higher for POST PROM.  We are using these cards for prizes to be given out that evening.  We appreciate everyone who is helping to make this night very special for our children. Thank you in advance for your contribution. If you are unable to drop it off on Saturday, May 6, you can put it in an envelope marked PostProm and have your student drop it off at the office of the high school.
  • Order your PROM flowers by May 17 from The Flower Shoppe and help support Post Prom. The Flower Shoppe, a charming family-owned and operated flower store located on Sprague Road offers an array of the finest floral arrangements.  They can help you design a wrist corsage, boutonniere or a special bouquet of flowers.  call The Flower Shoppe at 440-243-3358 to place your order, OR visit The Flower Shoppe at 22971 Sprague Road in Columbia Station.  Hours are Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please place your orders by May 17th.  The Flower Shoppe has offered to partner with Olmsted Falls Post Prom so please mention Post Prom at the time of the order.

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.co m

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


FORE! OLMSTED FALLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GOLF OUTING – JULY 29TH! 
Get your foursome together for the 22nd annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, July 29th.  You do not need to be Alumni to attend ~ all golfers and wanna be golfers are welcome.  $85 per golfer includes 18 holes, riding cart, lunch, beverages, dinner and golf favor.  8:30am shotgun start.
Check out our new website for more details or to register https://ofhsalumni.wordpress.com/


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



LOCAL BALLET GROUP OFFERS BOGO TICKET TO THIS WEEKEND’S  SHOW

North Pointe Ballet will perform the ballet “Cinderella” set to Sergei Prokofiev’s 1944 score at Hope Community Church Auditorium this weekend.. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. May 5th; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 6th and 2:30 p.m. May 7th. Olmsted Falls School District families may receive a “Buy One, Get one FREE” ticket special by entering “bulldog” coupon code online by clicking HERE.   Director Janet Dziak’s original choreography is comical, light-hearted and easy to understand for the whole family.


REGISTER IN PERSON TO RUN/WALK AT SUNDAY’S OLMSTED SPIRIT RACE 

The annual Olmsted Spirit 5K Race/Walk is set for 9 a.m.THIS SUNDAY, MAY 7TH at the OFHS stadium. This year will be the 20th annual race!

In-person registration is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. right before the race Sunday at OFHS.

All proceeds go to fund scholarships for OFHS graduating seniors who give back to the community.  Please contact OlmstedSpirit@gmail.com with any questions.


OLMSTED FALLS GARDEN CLUB’S PERENNIAL SALE – THIS SUNDAY, MAY 7TH

The Olmsted Falls Garden Club’s annual Perennial Sale is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sunday, May 7 on Main Street grounds across from Olmsted Community Church.

Plants for pollinators, flowering bushes, hostas, wildflowers and deer-resistant plants are just a few of the many varieties that will be offered.  Proceeds benefit primary school programs, public gardens and other community projects.


MEET THE WESTVIEW SHARKS TEAM COACHES THIS SUNDAY

The Westview Sharks Swim Team will host a Meet the Coaches event from 5-7 p.m. this Sunday, May 7 at its Westview pool on Redwood Drive.

Residents ages 4-18 are welcome to join the team, whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned swimmer. Develop your skills with a committed coaching staff. The event includes in-person registration and swim suit orders

The Westview Sharks has a long history of producing some of Olmsted Falls High School’s top swimmers. For more details about the team, contact westviewswimteam@yahoo.com.


OCBSC LOOKING FOR SUMMER FIELD CREW MANAGER / FIELD CREW WORKER 

OCBSC (Olmsted Community Baseball/Softball Commission) is looking for a Field Crew Manager for summer employment.  Please click HERE to view the job descriptions.

Contact Jill Lukes at 440-476-5997 or Lillian Faust at 440-638-9189 directly if interested.  


BULLDOG FLAG FOOTBALL NOW REGISTERING PLAYERS

The Bulldog Flag Football, which the city of Olmsted Falls sponsors, is a recreational and fun positive league that now has open registration through June 30th.

The league is an educational experience open to boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 6. To view a detailed flier and registration form, click HERE.


IT’S TIME FOR ANNUAL BOY SCOUT FLOWER SALE – MAY 13TH, 14TH & 20TH

Spruce up your yard with plants from the Olmsted Falls Boy Scout Troop 201 flower sale. Its hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13th; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14th and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20th in the parking lot in front of the Olde Wine Cellar – formerly Jenkins Center, at the corner of Columbia Road and Main Street.  Scouts will have hanging baskets, flats of annual flowers, herbs and vegetables at good prices.  Hanging baskets make great Mother’s Day gifts, too!  Stop by, support Scouting and shop locally.

The group also is collecting donations for the Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Township food pantry, so please consider bringing a non-perishable food item when you shop.


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY HOSTS COOKIE BATTLE MAY 17TH

Date: 5/17/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Description:

For glory and for fun, battle it out to see who can design the best cookies with frosting and toppings!

Release forms must be filled out by parent/legal guardian.  Please click link below to register:

http://cuyahogalibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=107602


FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT O.F. RELAY FOR LIFE

A June 10th youth flag football tournament will have its proceeds go toward the Olmsted Falls Relay for Life. Age divisions include under 10, 11-15 and 16 and up.

The majority of players must fall within each specific division.

To view a flyer, click HERE. Sign up today!


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP AT PINOT’S PALETTE THIS YEAR

Kids entering Kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to participate in the Bulldog Summer Art Camp through Olmsted Recreation at Pinot’s Palette, 8051 Columbia Road.

The camp covers 10 one-hour classes over two weeks from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 22.  It is $50 a student for Olmsted Falls residents and $55 for non-residents. There are morning sessions divided by age.

To view a flier and registration form, click HERE. Have questions? Please call Joelle McNea, Olmsted Recreation coordinator, 440-427-2519, with any questions.


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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

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.

VALUES

  • 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
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