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OFCS Update – May 25, 2017

OFCS RELEASES NEW FINANCIAL PROSPECTUS TO COMMUNITY

New Financial Prospectus Shares Financial Story of Great Value

Olmsted Falls City Schools is excited to release its first Financial Prospectus.  This report provides a complete and in-depth view of the district’s financial situation.  It shares with the community important financial information such as where the district receives funds, how the district prioritizes its spending and what the district has done to cut costs and discusses when the district may be back on the ballot for operating funds.

This new Financial Prospectus will be mailed to all homes and businesses throughout the community.  To view an electronic version now, please click HERE.

If you have any questions about Olmsted Falls City School’s financial story or the great value it provides to the community, please contact the Treasurer’s Office for assistance at 440-427-6000 or edales@ofcs.net.


CLASS OF 2017 GRADS MAKE SPECIAL FAREWELL VISITS AHEAD OF TONIGHT’S COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

The OFHS Class of 2017 made two very special stops on their way back from commencement practice on May 25th.

The soon-to-be grads visited both Falls-Lenox Primary School and Olmsted Falls Intermediate School where they were met with cheers of congratulations from the district’s younger Bulldogs!

The Class of 2017 paraded through both buildings to share their excitement with our future Bulldog grads and Bulldog staff members.

This marks the second year for this new Bulldog tradition!


CLASS OF 2017 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY @ CSU WOLSTEIN CENTER – TONIGHT!

Olmsted Falls City School District extends best wishes and congratulations to our graduating seniors and their families as they prepare for tonight’s commencement ceremony!  Enjoy this special evening – you have earned it!

The Commencement Ceremony for Olmsted Falls High School’s Class of 2017 will take place this evening – Thursday, May 25th – at the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center.  The ceremony begins at 8:00 p.m.  All are welcome; tickets are not required.


SPECIAL DELIVERY: STAFF VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE TRADITION FOR CLASS OF 2017

Bulldog staff members assemble congratulatory yard signs for each Class of 2017 grad.

Mr. Vas paused for a selfie during yesterdays deliveries! Thanks Mr. Vas!

In what has become a beloved annual tradition, all graduating Bulldogs received a congratulatory yard sign on the eve of the Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Many thanks to OFMS teacher Dan Largent and the Olmsted Falls  Education Association for coordinating the purchase, assembly and personal delivery of these signs.  A volunteer group of approximately 40 administrators, teachers and staff dodged raindrops yesterday afternoon and evening to ensure that all grads woke up to a congratulatory sign this morning on graduation day!

Bulldog staff members’ delivery of “Congrats” yard signs puts smiles on faces of Bulldog grads and their families!

Kudos to our awesome Bulldog staff!

Congrats again to the OFHS Class of 2017!


OFHS BUSINESS STUDENTS SHARE TOP SPOT IN BUSINESS PLAN WRITING CONTEST

Mr. James Montaquila from the Believe In Ohio program and OFHS Business Teacher Dena Kotz congratulate Daniel Linder (far left) and Matthew Theilman (far right) on their first-place entries in OFHS Business Plan writing contest. [Not pictured: Miranda Banko)

Students enrolled in Ms. Kotz’s business class this semester participated in a semester-long business plan writing contest in collaboration with the Believe In Ohio program. Believe in Ohio is a new program from The Ohio Academy of Science that helps high school students prepare for the future. The Believe program helps students understand the importance of a STEM education and an entrepreneurial mindset to become competitors in Ohio’s Innovation Economy of the future through engagement with STEM & entrepreneurial experts and mentors, and participation in Business Plan competitions. The program was developed in collaboration with Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio with the support of the Ohio Board of Regents and the 130th Ohio General Assembly.

Bulldog students taking home top spots in OFHS’s local Business Plan competition included:

More great business plans! Congrats to runners-up (L to R) Sarah Archual, Gabby Asche, Jenny Bajc and Michael Thielman. [Not pictured: T.J. Slater]

In a tie for first place (pictured above) were “Charge & Go” by Daniel Linder, grade 12; “RoadGuard Sensor” by Matthew Thielman, grade 10; and “Bi-Temp Steering Wheel Cover” by Miranda Banko, grade 11.  These students will split the $500 award for first place! Congratulations!

Four more plans tied for second-place runner-up honors (pictured at left).  The runner-up plans were “Pro-Fish” by Michael Thielman; “Healthy Heels” by Jenn Bajc; “Earbud Rollup” by T.J. Slater; and “Drunk Print” by Sarah Archual and Gabby Asche.

Congratulations to all of these outstanding students for their hard-work, creativity, and dedication which resulted in these awesome business plans!


FIRST GRADERS VISIT THEIR NORTH OLMSTED PEN PALS

The first-grade classes of Mrs. Schiely, Mrs. Rivera and Mrs. Smith visited their pen pals at Spruce Primary School in North Olmsted.

The three classes have been writing back and forth since the beginning of the year.

During their visit, they assembled puzzles with a secret message, chatted, ate popsicles and played together on the playground.

To view more photos from this special visit, please click HERE.


AWESOME ALUMNI NEWS:  BULLDOG CLASS OF 2014 ALUM EVAN MOYSE SIGNS TO PLAY HOCKEY FOR OHIO STATE

Bulldog 2014 alum Evan Moyse to play hockey for Ohio State!

Congratulation to Bulldog alumnus Evan Moyse, Class of 2014, who has officially signed to play Division I NCAA Hockey at The Ohio State University of the Big Ten Conference. Evan will begin his college hockey career with the start of the 2017-2018 season.

Evan is a hockey goalie who has been playing in the NA3HL, CCHL (Canada) and, most recently, with the NAHL Wichita Falls Wildcats in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Evan is pictured at right during his official OSU signing ceremony, which took place recently at the Wichita Wildcats facility in Texas.

Congratulations Evan!  Wishing you an awesome first season with the Buckeyes!  Olmsted Falls City School District is Bulldog proud of you!

To read more about Evan Moyse, please click HERE.


OFMS BOGO BOOK FAIR A GREAT SUCCESS

The Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center just wrapped up its Scholastic BOGO sale, which was a huge success.  Many of our Bulldogs took advantage of the great sales on summer reading books.

Thank you to Mrs. Surtman and Mrs. Milligan who volunteered their time to help with the fair. Thank you, also, to all who purchased books. Have fun reading!


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BULLDOG SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

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 Baseball Camp (Grades 1-9) – June 5th-9th

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)

Girls/Boys Tennis Camp (Ages 7-18) – May 31st and June 1st (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

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.


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.


CELEBRATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS WITH COMMENCEMENT PORTRAITS

Lifetouch National School Studios is offering parents a chance to order photographs of your student at the commencement ceremony.  Every student will be photographed, with photos available online 10 days after the special event.  To view the online order form, click HERE.

Graduates will receive complimentary proofs in the mail. There is no obligation to make any purchases.


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR – REQUIRED SCREENING APPOINTMENTS BEGIN THIS WEEK, MAY 25 & 26

OFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is open.  the first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED ON-LINE, THE NEXT STEP IS TO SCHEDULE A SCREENING APPOINTMENT.  KINDERGARTEN SCREENINGS WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT THURSDAY & FRIDAY, MAY 25 -26. if you do not already have an appointment slot scheduled, please make sure call the ECC ASAP at 427-6360.  

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

KindergartenOlmsted 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.


FORE! OLMSTED FALLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GOLF OUTING – JULY 29TH! 
It’s getting closer! 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



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.


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!


REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR SAND VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CLINIC & LEAGUE

Kids in grades 5-12 may sign up for a Youth Sand Volleyball Skills Clinic for seven weeks starting June 7th at Razzles on Bagley Road. Sessions run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include skill learning and scrimmages.

Razzles also is offering a Youth Sand Volleyball League Girls 4S and Coed 4S starting June 8th for grades 5-12.  Divisions include grades 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Game times will vary from 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. It is a seven-week tournament.

To view more detailed information and registration forms for both the skills clinic and league, click HERE.


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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