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OFCS Update – February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

ENJOY THE 4-DAY WEEKEND NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH & MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

A reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS TOMORROW – FEBRUARY 16TH – as it is a District Professional Development Day for staff. The district also will be closed – for both staff and students – THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH in honor of Presidents Day.

All school buildings will reopen Tuesday, February 20th.

Enjoy the long weekend!


ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE SCHOOLS  DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT IS TONIGHT!

Get ready to duck, dodge and dare – to watch the annual Battle of the Schools Dodgeball Tournament TONIGHT – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH!

The fun begins at 7 p.m. in the Olmsted Falls High School gym. Doors open at 6:30 for this PTA-sponsored event.  Funds raised go toward scholarships for 2018 graduating seniors.  Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults at the door.

Don’t forget there is face painting, concessions, 50-50 raffle and a 3-point shooting fun that for $1 a shot, you can earn $2 for sinking it.

The winning team of  the battling schools then plays the champs of last week’s OFMS Dodgeball contest.  Hope to see you there!


BALLROOM BLITZ DANCES INTO TOWN THIS SATURDAY NIGHT @ OFHS

The Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Ballroom Blitz is this Saturday, February 17th in the OFHS cafe/ballroom.

The school’s Jazz Band and Golden Expressions will perform with “All that Jazz” at 7 p.m. The night includes dancing, raffles, door prizes, light refreshments and more. The entry cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students and those over 65.  Tickets are available from any jazz band/Golden Expressions member, at the door or by emailing bgareau@sbcglobal.net. It’s a night of fun and giving since all the proceeds go toward music enhancement within the district. Hope to see you there!


OFHS CIM CLASS STUDENT SOLVES TECH ISSUE WITH 3D PRINTER

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Problem-solving junior Cole Zehe!

Kudos and thanks OFHS junior Cole Zehe!  Chromebook has an issue with the ribbon cable on the key pad – when the cable is bent over on itself, it loses connection.  The OFCS tech department found an article revealing a solution to the problem by creating a 3D printed part.

The tech staff approached Mr. Haydn’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing class to see if they might be able to create 3D parts as described in the article.  Mr. Haydn gave the article to Cole Zehe and he made a model and printed samples for the tech staff to try.  The first sample was not quite thick enough, so we increased the thickness and it works!

We are so proud of our innovative, talented and problem-solving students!  Well done!

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OFCS SUPERINTENDENT’S LATEST BLOG POSTS SHARE INSIGHT ON STATEHOUSE PLANS TO MERGE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION
SuptBlogImage_AboutPageOFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd continues to keep our community informed regarding broader issues in the field of education through his personally authored blog – the OFCS Superintendent’s Update.
Dr. Lloyd’s most recent posts address this week’s press conference from the Ohio Statehouse announcing plans for a new legislation that would consolidate the Department of Education, Department of Higher Education and Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation into one “super” department.
To read Dr. Lloyd’s thoughts on this development and access a direct link to a video of the press conference, please visit the following links:
Did You Know?  You can sign-up to follow Dr. Lloyd’s blog and receive email notifications whenever he posts new content.
Questions about Dr. Lloyd’s Superintendent’s Update blog and, as always, any questions about Olmsted Falls City School District can be directed to Dr. Lloyd at jlloyd@ofcs.net or by calling 440.427.6000.
Thanks for staying informed about what’s happening in our schools and issues facing the broader field of public education.  For those on Twitter, you can also follow Dr. Lloyd: @OFCSSuper.

 


FALLS-LENOX POSTER WINNERS

Congratulations to Haley Patel, graded 1; Mallory Alvarez, grade 2 and Mattea Amoah, grade 3.  They are the Falls Lenox Primary School grade level winners in the recent Celebrating Differences Week poster contest.

Haley’s poster is entitled, “I am Me, You are You;” Mallory’s “Without Differences the World Would be Boring” and Mattea’s, “Down Syndrome – Don’t use the R Word.”

They are pictured here, from left to right, Haley, Mattea and Mallory.


OFHS ENGINEERING DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT CLASS “CANSTRUCTION” PROJECT

canstruction projects 2018The major expansion and renovation underway at the high school is not the only construction project in town!  Students in the Engineering Design & Development class at OFHS are working on “Can Structures,” fondly nicknamed “Canstruction” projects, these structures are built from food cans to a set of instructions.

The students will be building the creative structures at Polaris Career Center next Friday, February 23rd.  The timing corresponds to National Engineers Week – February 18th – 24th.  All food cans they build these structures with will be donated to Christians in Action when disassembled.

CP_leftStudents have been collecting donations from individuals and companies in order to purchase the specific cans of food needed to complete the structures.  The budget is $1,941.27 and, to date, the group has received donations from Key Bank, Tower City, Duct Tape, Arconic/SkillsUSA Fund, Spoon Blossoms and other individuals.

Anyone interested in giving a monetary donation to the project can drop off checks made out to Polaris Career Center with “Olmsted Falls Engineering” written on the note line.  All monetary donations will be used for the structures and the remainder given to Christians in Action.  Once the structures are built, the students are also planning an on-site donation box where visitors can leave additional non-perishable food donations.

Bulldog students continue to inspire and amaze with the activities and projects they are involved in out in our community!


CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER OF THIS YEAR’S PTA TALENT SHOW!

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This year’s annual PTA Talent Show, held at the high school auditorium last month, marked the 31st anniversary for this beloved event which raises money annually for scholarships for graduating OFHS seniors.
Congratulations to all of this year’s category winners (listed below) and many thanks to our amazing PTA volunteers for their time and effort in coordinating this fun event!  There is no shortage of talent here in Bulldog Country!
Special congratulations to this year’s Overall Winner (most points awarded) – the talented sibling duo of Elizabeth & Nicholas Gonzalez, who performed “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.”
Category Winners
student successGrades K-4th:
1st place – Clare Gareau
Grades 5-8:
1st place – Noah Young
2nd place – Adam Dempsey
3rd place – Cara Myers & Mckenna Weyburne
CP_leftGrades 9-12:
1st place – Bailey Sharp
2nd place – Bianca Sophia
3rd place – Lexy Jensen
Mixed Age:
1st place – Elizabeth & Nicholas Gonzalez
2nd place – Laney & Stone Rambert
3rd place – Hand Clap Band
Dara Hosta Memorial Award: Bianca Sophia

 

Congratulations again to all of these talented students!


OFHS TRACK & FIELD PRE-SEASON PARENT MEETING – FEBRUARY 28TH

The Olmsted Falls High School track and field parent meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 28th, in the high school choir room.

High school students who plan to participate in track and field this spring should have their parents attend this important meeting.

Contact Coach Novotny at jnovotny@ofcs.net for more details.


OLMSTED FALLS/BEREA-MIDPARK HIGH SCHOOL MILITARY NIGHT – FEBRUARY 28

Military night flyer 2018MILITARY CAREERS • ROTC • COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS •
MILITARY ACADEMY APPOINTMENT
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Olmsted Falls High School Media Center
26939 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
Representatives from the US Armed Forces &
Congressman Renacci’s Office will be available

Questions? Contact Aimee Caldrone, College & Career Counselor: 440-427-6152 or acaldrone@ofcs.net

 


GRAB SOME FOOD AT THIS MONDAY’S OFHS GIRLS LACROSSE FUNDRAISER

Help the OFHS Girls Lacrosse team by visiting the North Ridgeville’s Chipotle from 4-8 p.m. THIS MONDAY, February 19th.  Show the attached flyer, either in hand or on our cell phone or simply tell the cashier you’re supporting the OFHS Girls Lacrosse fundraiser and the team will earn 50 percent of each order.

The eatery is at 32223 Lorain Road, between Cook Road and I-480.

Why not wrap yourself in a delicious burrito for dinner this Monday and support the team.


IT’S MALLEY’S FUNDRAISER TIME AT OFIS!

malley_chocAll proceeds will be used to offset the cost of our annual class trip to Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan during the spring of your child’s 5th grade year.

· This is an ONLINE only candy fundraiser. Friends and family can order at their convenience 24 hours a day.

· All orders totaling $65 or more to one address receive FREE SHIPPING.

· ONLINE order deadline is Monday, March 26.

· TO GET STARTED: Visit our group link at: https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/olmsted-falls-easter-fundraiser

Thank you for supporting our school.  Sincerely,  Olmsted Falls Intermediate Staff


OECPTA ANNUAL BARGAIN BONANZA – SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH – SELLERS NEEDED

Bargain Bonanza

Don’t miss this year’s annual OECPTA Bargain Bonanza taking place on Saturday, March 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Olmsted Falls Middle School.

Early Bird –  8 to 9 a.m. – $5 admission

General – 9 a.m. to 12 Noon – $2 admission

Bag Sale – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – $3 per bag

bargain bonanza redoneSeller Registration Deadline is Friday, March 2nd.

Please visit www.oecpta.org for more information

OR register as a seller online at: https://form.jotform.com/alicia07ou/bb-registration.


BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS & OFCS SPECIAL OLYMPICS

bowlingimage2Date:  Sunday March 4, 2018
Time:  12-2p (11:30 registration)
Location:  Buckeye Lanes, North Olmsted

$15/bowler which includes 2 games, shoes, slice of pizza, and a pop $6/non-bowler which includes a slice of pizza and a pop.  Raffles, 50/50, and Bake Sale!!!!

Online team registration link: http://bit.ly/2DLaKLf
**Only 1 member of the team needs to register their team, preferably the captain. A confirmation email will be sent sharing payment options.

Paper registration is also available if you prefer that method:  Registration Form

If you are unable to attend, or if you would like to make a RAFFLE DONATION for this event please use this link to sign up: http://bit.ly/2Fx2YW3

Come join us for some bowling fun while supporting a good cause!!!!

All funds raised by this event will be use to support OFCS Special Olympics athletes, award selected graduating seniors with scholarships, and provide grant opportunities for OFCS staff to purchase equipment/supplies for special needs students, field trip opportunities, and outside therapies (like music)!!


GET READY TO TAKE THE REINS AT THE APRIL 14TH NIGHT AT THE RACES

Mark your calendars for the annual Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters’ Night at the Races on Saturday, April 14th.

Booster members invite everyone to come and support its organization. This event is one of its largest fundraisers of the year. All funds raised go directly back to all of the athletic organizations in our district grades 7 – 12.

For tickets, contact Brian Fritz at 216-337-4422.  To purchase a horse, contact Terry Atkins at terenceatkins22@gmail.com.  In addition, the group is sending out a merchant letter.  If you work for a company that makes donations to non-profit organizations, please present your employer this letter for a donation. See the attached flyers for more information.

Come on out for a good time while helping our athletic programs – we look forward to a fun night! GO BULLDOGS!

Horse Form – 2018 Horse Form

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START THINKING ABOUT SUMMER: CAMP INVENTION IS CALLING ALL CAMPERS & INVENTORS!

Camp Invention_early discount _Page_1Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! Campers in grades K-6 explore the technology behind self-driving cars and create vehicles of the future, build their very own “smart” homes, design a mechanical robot dog and take home an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces. Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up!

Camp will run the week of June 11-15. Early registration discounts are available, so don’t delay. Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to register. Use promo code Ideas25 to save $25 (expires 3/23).

To download a Camp Invention flyer, please click HERE.  Contact Brianna Smith at bsmith@ofcs.net with any questions.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR 2018-2019 
preschool cartoon kidsOlmsted Community Preschool Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is officially underway.  The preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. For more information, contact Melanie Reynolds, 440-235-3869 or ocprschol@aol.com The preschool is located at 7853 Main Street in Olmsted Falls.

GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES PRESENTED BY OLMSTED PERFORMING ARTS
FF2C001D-A91F-4DAB-BDA9-54158FEE6F31Join us on our journey to the Enchanted Forest where we meet 12 dancing princesses on their quest to find adventure and love. Next, meet our prince and fairies as they mount a daring magical rescue to save Sleeping Beauty from a fairy who has gone astray. And last, but not least, Join Ella, who despite her difficulties, learns the magic of kindness and believing in the beauty of her dreams, and that all problems can be solved with a good pair of shoes.

Showtimes:

Fri Apr 6, 2018 | 7:00PM
Sat Apr 7, 2018 | 2:00PM
Sat Apr 7, 2018 | 7:00PM
Sun Apr 8, 2018 | 2:00PM

http://www.opatickets.com

The performances are held at Elyria High School Performing Arts, 600 West Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035.


OLMSTED COMMUNITY SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION

Registration is now open through March 31th for the Olmsted Community Summer League.

OCSL offers baseball and slow-pitch softball leagues/games for boys and girls ages 4 through 18. Kids for all skill levels are welcome.  The league requires little to no travel.

Register by February 28th to receive an early bird discount of $5 per player. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. Registrations after March 31, 2018 will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2018. Please like OCSL on Facebook for frequent updates and news about our league. Looking forward to seeing you on the ball fields. Any questions, please contact the OCC,  (440) 427-1599.


ADAPTIVE LACROSSE COMING TO OLMSTED FALLS

Lacrosse Bulldog logoOlmsted Falls Lacrosse Association is excited to announce a new component to our developmental lacrosse program – Adaptive Lacrosse! This program will run during the standard lacrosse season (March – May) and is designed to allow individuals with developmental disabilities to learn about and participate in the game of lacrosse. If you or someone that you know is interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Jodi DeMarco at joannademarco@yahoo.com or 440-503-3090. All are welcome, this is not limited to Olmsted Falls.


 

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