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OFCS Update – November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018

MORE THAN 100 ATTEND FIRST SCREENING OF ANGST; FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW THE FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION THAT FOLLOWS IS THIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 3RD @ 6:30 P.M.

IMG_4097CP_leftMore than 100 parents, students, educators and community members came together in the OFHS auditorium this past Tuesday evening to view the independent film, Angst.  The opportunity was presented by Olmsted Falls PTA Council in partnership with Olmsted Falls City Schools.

IMG_4101The film screening was followed by a panel discussion moderated by OFCS Director of Student Services Dr. Shannon Goss who fielded questions from the audience to panel that included:   OFMS Assistant Principal Mike Sislowski, OFMS School Counselor Kathy Suvak, Falls-Lenox/ECC School Counselor Cassandra DeLuca, OFCS Parent Heather Hetchler, OFIS teachers Audrey Eckert and Mike Moore, and Southwest General Hospital LPCC Supervisor Marlene Kurz.  Thank you to all of our panelists for volunteering their time to share their thoughts and expertise.  And thank you to all who attended.

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We hope to see many more people come out for the final screening of this important film set for THIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 3RD starting at 6:30 p.m. in the OFHS auditoriumThis film will again be followed by a panel discussion.

The film runs approximately 55 minutes.  For additional information on Angst, please visit http://www.angstmovie.com.  


OFHS CLASS VISITS CLEVELAND STUDENTS WITH DONATED SUPPLIES

student successThe Olmsted Falls High School’s Teaching Professions Class recently visited Louis Agassiz Elementary School in Cleveland. They brought 10 boxes of new school supplies to donate for the school and did activities with them.

The Bulldog students were a huge hit with the kids!

Shown in the photo are, from left, Maddie Marsico, Kaye Dregalla, Abbie Katitus, Lauren Heinz and Harlow Akins who pose with three young friends.


SPEND AN HOUR WITH YOUR CHILD EXPLORING COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Parents and their children in grades K-8 are invited to an Hour of Code from 6-7 p.m. this upcoming Tuesday, December 4th.

This event is an international movement that supports students in learning more about computer science and programming. You and your child will participate in hands-on activities exploring coding and learning more about it.  The district’s Technology Integration Specialists will help you through the process and troubleshoot.

To register, click HERE. Have questions? Contact idavis@ofcs.net or dcarlin@ofcs.net.


BOARD OF EDUCATION RECOGNIZES SEVERAL STUDENT-ATHLETES

Members of the Olmsted Falls Board of Education honored the 2018 Southwestern Conference Girls Soccer Championship team; student-athletes selected as First Team All-Southwestern Conference members and student-athletes who earned the distinguished honor of Scholar-Athlete on their respective fall sports team. Those honored are shown and listed below

The 2018 Southwestern Conference Girls Soccer Championship team members along with Board President and OFCS Superintendent are pictured in the photo below, from left to right,

First Row:  MacKenna Wertman, Ashley Sandru, Taylor Fehn, Lauren Francescone,  Abby Gomez, Kylie Fitzgerald, Megan Francescone,  Haley Zambrana,  Maddy Sagerman.

Second Row:  Board of Education President Joe Bertrand, Head Coach Matt Safar, Lauren Gumeny, Maddie Boka,  Mackenzie Simon,  Janitsy Zambrana,  Mia Colozza, Emma Parker, Addison Sandru, Jordan Fusco, Cassie Moilov, Assistant Coach Trisha Milford, Assistant Coach Lauren Payne and Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd.

OFHS Student-Athletes who were selected as First Team All-Southwestern Conference members along with Board President and OFCS Superintendent are pictured in the photo below, from left to right,

First Row: Mackenzie Simon (soccer), Jordan Fusco (soccer), Abby Gomez (soccer), Kylie Fitzgerald (soccer), b (cheerleading), Camryn Moore (cheerleading), Lily Beaty (cheerleading), Kaye Dregalla (volleyball), Alyson Veverka (golf).

Second Row:  Board of Education President Joe Bertrand, Sam Lofton (football), Trae Henderson (football), Michael Howard (football), Teddy Grendzynski (football), Braden Galaska (football), Nick Mills (golf), Brandon Chapman (soccer), Joe Backus (cross country) and Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd. Not pictured and also recognized were Samantha Torres (golf), Jeanie Edgington (volleyball) and Jack Spellacy (football).

Student-Athletes who earned the distinguished honor of Scholar-Athlete on their respective fall sports team along with Board President and OFCS Superintendent are pictured in the photo below, from left to right:

Board of Education President Joe Bertrand, Ruth Ortego (trainers), Elyse Walker (competition cheerleading), Hanna Marysiak (cheerleading), Lauren Gumeny (soccer), Claudia Schuh (golf), Sam Gray (football), Hannah McCullar (cross country), Collin Cook (cross country), and Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd.

Congratulations to all these outstanding Bulldog students!


DISTRICT HONORS LOCAL REPORTER

Board President Joe Bertrand, Cleveland.com/Sun Post Herald Reporter John Benson and Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd

The Olmsted Falls Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd recognized local Cleveland.com and Sun Post-Herald reporter John Benson at the November meeting for his ongoing, fair and balanced reporting of activities, events and initiatives happening in the Olmsted Falls City School District.  During the 2017-2018 school year, Mr. Benson filed more than twenty stories about the school district which appeared on Cleveland.com and in the Sun Post Herald.

Dr. Lloyd and Board President Mr. Joe Bertrand presented Mr. Benson with the OSBA Media Honor Roll Certificate – an annual award from the Ohio School Board Association that acknowledges local media writers for their work.  Mr. Benson was nominated to this year’s OSBA Media Honor Roll by Olmsted Falls City Schools.


FINANCE PROFESSIONAL MEETS WITH OFHS CLASS

student successCommunity partnerships help enhance student success across Olmsted Falls City Schools.  Thank you to Katie Largent of First Federal Lakewood for her recent visit to the Digital Marketing Class at OFHS.  

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She discussed branding, logo consistency, the do’s and don’ts, career opportunities and the new electronic marketing  boards recently installed inside OFHS as part of the district new corporate sponsorship initiative.

First Federal of Lakewood is one of the district’s new Gold Level Corporate Sponsors.  Thank you First Federal of Lakewood and thank you Katie Largent for supporting and enhancing opportunities for students at Olmsted Falls City Schools!


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OFCS 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE ON DISTRICT WEBSITE

Olmsted Falls City School District has posted the district calendar for the 2019-2020 school year to the district website at www.ofcs.net.  

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To view / download next year’s OFCS calendar for the 2019-2020 school year, please click HERE.

To view / download the OFCS calendar for current 2018-2019 school year, please click HERE.


OFMS SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR THROUGH DECEMBER 7

The OFMS will continue to host its Scholastic Book Fair through Friday, December 7th. The fair is stocked with plenty of new and exciting books including favorite authors and characters just in time for Christmas. In addition, the fair will be open during both conference nights Thursday, November 29th & Tuesday, December 4th.


ATTEND DECEMBER 10 MEETING FOR INFO ON JUNE 2020 EUROPEAN TRIP!

OFHS social studies teacher Brian Insley will have an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 10th in OFHS room 606 for those interested in a tour of Europe in June 2020.

Trip to Europe FlyerMr. Insley and the  group will travel with EF Tours and visit London, Paris, Berlin and other cities. This is a wonderful educational opportunity to see the world and go with an organization that arranges everything on the  trip. Your child can even earn college credit.

Families are invited to attend the meeting. Click HERE to download the meeting flyer.  For more details, contact Mr. Insley at binsley@ofcs.net.  Bon Voyage!


BE SURE YOU ARE AN OFHS PTA MEMBER FOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Olmsted Falls High School PTA offers many programs and events. The PTA also provides senior scholarships each year. This goal this year, and every year, is to provide 16 scholarships for graduating seniors.  However, for students to be considered a recipient of a PTA-offered scholarships, their parent must be an OFHS PTA member for the 2018-2019 school year.

Membership is $7 per person, with $2.25 going directly to our local PTA.  The remaining $4.75 goes toward Ohio and National PTA fees.

To complete a membership form, click HERE.


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFER FREE HOMEWORK HELP

new-olmsted-falls-library-main-doors-april-2013-imag1710.jpgDid you know that our local Cuyahoga County Public Library branch offers free after-school homework help to students in grades K – 8?

CP_leftAn experienced educator will be available to provide students with drop-in homework assistance for two hours after school, Monday through Thursday. Any students at the library after school from 3:30 to 5:30 can receive help from the Homework Mentor.


OFHS POINSETTIA SALE RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 13

The annual OFHS National Honor Society’s Poinsettia Sale is in full bloom.

Now until December 13th, 4-inch poinsettias are $5; 6-inch, $8; 8-inch floral pot, $13 and 10-inch, $20. All come in red, white or pink colors except the 10-inch plant, which offers only red and white.

To download an order form, click HERE. Delivery dates are December 6th and December 13th.


OFAB ANNUAL HOLIDAY APPAREL SALE – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

89595a0ac0ef3658-english-bulldog-santa-dog-painting-linda-apple-300x300The Annual Olmsted Falls Holiday Apparel Sale will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Falls High School Cafeteria.

The Athletic Boosters are stocked and ready with all apparel items and new Bulldog logos at this year’s Holiday Sale.
The organization will have in stock a wide variety of items consisting of sweatshirts – crew neck and hoodies, tees, long-sleeve tees, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, PJs, pants, joggers, women’s items,  youth and children’s sizes – as well as specialty items such as; water bottles, jewelry, car decals, bleacher chairs, and cushions! You will also be able to order sports specific items too!
This year the organization will hold an Athletic Boosters Patrons Members Pre-Sale on Friday, December 7th from 7-9 p.m.  If you are a 2018 – 2019 patron of the Athletic Boosters you are able to shop early!  Not a patron?  You can join right on site and get in for the early bird sale.
Thank you for your Bulldog Support and Patronage!

OFHS SWIM/DIVE TEAM HOLIDAY HONEYBAKED HAM SALE IN FULL SWING

The OFHS Swim & Dive team once again presents its annual Holiday HoneyBaked Ham Sale.  This sale is a very important fundraiser since 20 percent of the sales go to the team. See the sales order, which includes gift cards, by clicking HERE. The team appreciates all orders and/or blasting the sale out to friends and family through emails and social media.

The sale’s website, which is seen by clicking HERE, allows you to order gift cards that will be mailed directly to you from the HoneyBaked Ham corporate office. The sale ends Dec. 14th to allow for shipping. Pick up is from 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 21st at the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School due to construction at the high school.


“FLIP FOR THE CURE” GYMNASTICS MEET RETURNS DEC. 7 AND 8
For the second year in a row, the Olmsted Falls High School Gymnastics Team will compete in the Flip for the Cure Invitational, held at Ten Point 0 in North Ridgeville, on December 7th and 8th.
The Bulldogs would like their fans to know that Ryco Sports placed together an online ordering option for this year’s Flip for the Cure T-shirt.  The meet will support the following local non-profits:
  • Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio
  • Karen P. Nakon Foundation
  • OROC:  Out Running Ovarian Cancer
  • Dr. Tuohy’s Breast and Ovarian Cancer Vaccine
A portion of the t-shirts sales will go toward supporting these great organizations.  All t-shirts will be shipped directly to the individual and will be here in time to wear to school on December 7th.
Meet Information:
 To order your t-shirt, please visit the link below:

POST PROM DECEMBER FUNdraiser!

Post Prom invites you to the following upcoming FUNdraiser event to benefit Post Prom:

Vendor BingoMONDAY – December 3rd – Bingo with Vendors
Join us at Grindstone Tap House, in Berea, for a fun evening of bingo and shopping on December 3, 2018. This is a great time to get together with friends and shop for Christmas with various local vendors. Tickets are $10 pre-sale or at the door…but get it pre-sale and your ticket includes 12 bingo cards, or purchase at the door and your ticket only includes 10 bingo cards. Text Melissa Kozub at 440-785-6312 for more information and tickets.

Also . . . Any senior parents, or junior parents, who would like to learn more about Post Prom planning, please join us at our next monthly meeting  December 19th at 7 p.m. in the OFHS media center. You can also be added to our email distribution by contacting ofhs2019postprom@yahoo.com and follow us on Facebook (OFHS 2019 Post Prom Committee) and Twitter (OFHSPostProm2019).


DISTRICT CONTINUES SEEKING SUBSTITUTES FOR SEVERAL JOB CLASSIFICATIONS

OFCS Triple A LogoBe a part of our outstanding Triple A school district!  Work with great people and fantastic kids!  Olmsted Falls Schools is currently looking for substitute paraprofessionals, cleaners, bus drivers and custodians to support our daily operational efforts in these important areas.  Having dedicated substitute support staff is a critical component to our district’s success.

Are you interested in joining our Bulldog team in a substitute capacity?  Click HERE to begin the application process.  You may also call 440.427.6000 and ask to speak to our Human Resources Department if you have questions.


REMEMBER TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

twitterJust a reminder that Olmsted Falls City Schools and all of our buildings are on Twitter!  We invite you to follow our district and building Twitter accounts for periodic announcements, reminders and an ongoing glimpse into all the great things going on in our classrooms, buildings and departments throughout the district!

@OFCSDistrict (Olmsted Falls City School District)

@OFCSSuper (OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd)

@ofhsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls High School)

@ofmsbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Middle School)

@ofisbulldogs (Olmsted Falls Intermediate School)

@FLBulldogs (Falls-Lenox Primary School)

@ECCBulldogs (Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center)

 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



SANTA’S SECRET SHOP IS THIS SATURDAY – DECEMBER 1

This Saturday, December 1st, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cub Scout Pack 102 presents Santa’s Secret Shop at Falls-Lenox Primary School. Kids can shop for holiday gifts for family and friends with the help of friendly “elves.” Most items are under $10.

A holiday raffle of terrific items including Xbox One X gaming system and Vitamix blender, plus crafts, photo booth and food are available as well. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102 in Olmsted Falls.


CREATE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE WITH YOUR  FAMILY – SATURDAY – DECEMBER 1st

Local Girl Scout Troop 71477 will sponsor a fundraiser at the Olmsted Community Center this Saturday, December 1st.

After shopping at the Santa’s Secret Shop, walk next door to the Olmsted Community Center where you can make a gingerbread house to take home. All supplies will be available at the event. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


HELP A NEEDY CHILD STAY WARM THIS WINTER: BULLDOG PARENT CAPRINA GATES LEADS LOCAL EFFORT TO COLLECT NEW & GENTLY WORN WINTER COATS

COATS FOR KIDS FLYER 2018Howard Hanna is proud to partner with Coats for Kids again this year for the 19th year! Coats for Kids—Cleveland, was started in 1981 by local radio station employees when they realized that a large number of children were missing school in the winter because they did not have warm coats. What a perfect opportunity for our children to give to a child in need! Please help by donating new or gently worn winter coats.

If your family has a need for a coat, please contact Coats For Kids directly at: larnold@coatsforkidscleveland.org or the school office and you will be helped privately.

Each year there are quite a few children in our district in need of coats, hats, scarves & gloves. Again this year, C & J Property Maintenance, LLC of Olmsted Falls will partner with me to help collect coats & sponsor local children in need.  We will personally pick up the coats donated from each school on Fridays through December 14. The coats will then be taken by Howard Hanna to Coats for Kids, washed by Cintas & distributed to kids in need.  To download the flyer, please click HERE.


LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATER PERFORMS BABES IN TOYLAND

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Olmsted Performing Arts invites the community to its Babes in Toyland production from December 7th-9th at Crocker Park Market Square in Westlake. Tickets are $15 and are available at opatickets.com.  Call (440) 973-4363 with questions.


GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER OFFERS HOLIDAY STUDENT CAMPS

Looking for something for your child to do during winter break? Great Lakes Science Center is offering Camp Curiosity from December 26-28 and January 2-4. They include one-day science camps for students in grades K-8. For more details, go to GreatScience.com.

 


 

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