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OFCS Closure Notice for Tuesday, January 22nd

ATTN:  All Olmsted Falls City School District buildings will be CLOSED TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND due to weather conditions.

Please stay safe and warm.

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OFCS Update – January 19, 2019

REMINDERNO SCHOOL THIS MONDAY, JANUARY 21ST

There will be NO SCHOOL THIS MONDAY, JANUARY 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 22nd.

Enjoy the long holiday weekend!


SAVE THE DATE – PTA SET TO HOST SPECIAL INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY – THURSDAY, FEB. 7TH @ 6:30 P.M.

olmsted falls pta feb 7.docxAttention All Bulldog Parents/Guardians!  Mark your calendars to attend a free presentation for parents and guardians ONLY hosted by Olmsted Falls PTA on Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 p.m. at Olmsted Falls Middle School. 

CP_leftThe Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will present “Is It Worth The Risk?” – a free presentation geared towards educating parents and guardians of today’s internet connected youth about the dangers of the internet, mobile apps, sharing personal information, and online interactions. 

To download an event flyer, please click HERE.


ANNUAL GEOGRAPHY BEE AT OFMS

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Olmsted Falls Middle School held its 28th annual Geography Bee on Wednesday, January 16th!  All students at Olmsted Falls Middle school participated in the qualifying round of the National Geographic Bee in November. From this round 16 contestants competed in the final competition.  

The final competition consisted of questions provided by National Geographic that were given orally to each of the contestants. The winner of the competition will take a qualifying state exam. Results of that exam will determine qualification for the state competition to be held in March. The winner of the state competition will win an all-expense paid trip for four to Washington D.C. to compete at the National level in May.

img_0659Congratulations to our top 4 finishers from Olmsted Falls Middle School (Pictured from left to right):

1st place David Vidovich (8th Grade)
2nd place Arjun Arumugam (8th Grade)
3rd place Rachel Neumann (8th Grade)
4th place Molly Kramer (6th Grade)

Congratulations to All Participants: 6th Graders Molly Kramer and Andrew Jernejcic; 7th Graders Loai Eqrai and Aiden Schenek; and 8th Graders John Distin, Ryan Davis, Rachel Neumann, Patrick Deselich, George Stone, Elena Strozewski , Arjun Arumugam, Emily Jones, Tyler Pletcher, Sophie Skerritt, Daniel Reiser, Katie Iannicca, Ivana Von Zak, Israel Gole, David Vidovich, Kayden Buttolph and Melody Bucci.


BULLDOG STUDENTS WIN ANNUAL FIRE PREVENTION POSTER CONTEST

IMG_4936.JPGCP_leftCongratulations to Bulldogs Susanna Minich and Clare Gareau on being selected as winners in this year’s Annual Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest coordinated through the Olmsted Township Fire Department.  As a reward for their winning entries into the poster contest, the students have an opportunity to be given a ride to school in a fire truck!

Susanna received her ride to school this past Friday compliments of Olmsted Township Fire Department.  In addition to the very special ride to school, Susanna brought six members of the Olmsted Township Fire Department inside with her for a special fire safety assembly.  

The two winning entries were also submitted to the state fire marshal’s office for the statewide contest.  Congratulations to both Susanna and Clare! Thank you Olmsted Township Fire Department for this special opportunity!


JANUARY IS SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH

January is School Board Recognition Month in Ohio. Olmsted Falls school board members were recognized and publicly thanked during the monthly Board of Education meeting for January, held immediately following the annual organizational meeting on January 10th.

dwl9ghgwsaej0ebOlmsted Falls City School District is so fortunate to have five dedicated Board members working collaboratively on behalf of our students and our educational community. Our school district extends sincere appreciation and thanks to Joe Bertrand, Holly Neumann, Linda Parkowski, Greg Surtman and Cynthia Tomasch. These five outstanding individuals dedicate countless hours as stewards of high quality public education in our local community.

Following the meeting, Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd shared the following via his Twitter account (@OFCSSuper): “I’m very appreciative of my Board of Education. Their minds and hearts are on the right things and they work diligently to help inspire and empower the students and staff of the Olmsted Falls School District. THANK YOU!”

Next time you see one of any of them out in the community, please join us in thanking them for their time, effort and year-round commitment to the students of Olmsted Falls City Schools.


OLMSTED FALLS BOARD OF EDUCATION HOLDS ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, NEW OFFICERS ELECTED FOR 2019

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The Olmsted Falls Board of Education held its annual organization meeting on January 10th in the OFHS Media Center.  During the organizational meeting, Mrs. Holly Neumann was elected to serve as Board President for the calendar year 2019. Mrs. Linda Parkowski was elected to serve as Board Vice President for this calendar year.

Both Mrs. Neumann (left) and Mrs. Parkowski (right) were formally sworn into their respective positions by OFCS Treasurer/CFO Emily Dales.

We extend both congratulations and thanks to these individuals for taking on 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.


SOCIAL STUDIES HONORARY SOCIETY BRIGHTENS HOLIDAY FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS

IMG-1778.JPGCP_leftPrior to winter break, the Olmsted Falls High School’s Chapter of Rho Kappa wrote more than 100 holiday cards to the Northwestern Healthcare Center’s residents in Berea.  Rho Kappa is the national high school social studies honorary society.

Students contacted the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91, who delivered the holiday wishes to residents of the facility, many of whom are U. S. military veterans.


OFMS GRADE 8 STUDENTS SENT GREETINGS TO MANY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

This past holiday season, the OFMS eighth graders participated in Paying it Forward to local community members and senior citizens through a few different activities.

In November, the students colored various festive and Thanksgiving theme pictures to create placemats for the Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club’s sponsored Thanksgiving Dinner at the German Club in Olmsted Township. Additionally, the placemats and decorations were given to the residents at Sprenger Health Care Village of the Falls.

CP_leftFor the month of December, the students focused on creating holiday cards and decorations for the senior residents of Riverview Pointe Care, Sprenger Health Care Village of the Falls and Symphony at Olmsted Falls, all located in Olmsted Falls.

The students enjoyed knowing  their acts of Paying it Forward were going to local senior residents with the hope of adding some joy, kindness and holiday spirit during this time of year.


ACTIVITIES PLANNED ACROSS DISTRICT FOR CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES WEEK

OF helping hands differences weekNext week is Celebrating Differences Week (Jan 22nd.-Jan.25th). Please support OFCS Helping Hands by wearing these colors throughout the week!

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd— Wear Gray for Brain Disorders, Dyslexia, and Learning Differences

Wednesday, Jan. 23rd— Wear Blue for Down Syndrome, Autism, and Anti-Bullying

Thursday, Jan. 24th— Wear White for Blind/Vision Impairments and Invisible disabilities

Friday, Jan. 25th— Helping Hands/Bulldog Gear and Jeans Day!

Each year Helping Hands works to highlight different disabilities and differences, so Friday is a celebration of all our Bulldogs and what makes us different!  Not only will we be wearing colors in support but each building will have activities planned.  Below are just a few highlights for students and staff to look forward to:

  • ECC will be hosting a pajama party!
  • Falls-Lenox will have videos and books available, poster-essay contest, and a CAVS assembly!
  • OFIS will be having students participate in stations! where they learn about disabilities and differences!
  • OFMS will be having a penny war!
  • OFHS will have a mural where students can celebrate what makes them different!

Looking forward to a great Celebrating Differences Week across the district!


KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT – TUESDAY, JANUARY 29TH

KindergartenParents of incoming kindergarten students for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year should plan to attend the KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT scheduled for Tuesday, January 29th @ 5:30 p.m. at the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center.  This informative evening will provide an overview of the kindergarten experience and also review specific instructions for the registration process, which opens the following day.

ALL PARENTS OF NEXT YEAR’S INCOMING KINDERGARTEN CLASS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION MEETING ON JANUARY 29TH.

[Please Note:  THE ONLINE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION PORTAL FOR THE UPCOMING 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR WILL OPEN AT 12:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH.  Please do not register students for 2019-2020 until January 30th. ]


32ND ANNUAL OFHS PTA TALENT SHOW SET FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST

talent showThe 32nd Annual Olmsted Falls High School PTA Talent Show will be held Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7 pm in the Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium. Join us for a fun-filled evening featuring acts ranging in age from Kindergarten through 12th Grade demonstrating their musical, instrumental, vocal and dance skills. Please come and support these amazingly talented students.

Tickets $5 Adults, $3 Students. All proceeds will benefit the OFHS scholarship fund benefiting graduating Seniors of the Class of 2019. Watch this weekly blog for more details.

For information please contact Mrs. Knaggs, 440-463-8106, or knaggs.sharon@gmail.com or Mrs. Ferrini at 440-427-0894 or claudiaferrini@sbcglobal.net.


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OFMA’S ANNUAL BALLROOM BLITZ SET FOR FEB. 2ND
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 2nd when the Olmsted Falls Music Association will present the annual Ballroom Blitz Event.
Music by the Olmsted Falls High School Jazz Band & Golden Expressions.  This year’s event will take place beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the beautiful Olmsted Falls High School “Cafe Ballroom.”
$10 per person / $7 for students & seniors (65+).
Dancing, light refreshments, raffles, door prizes and more – including a chance to win a 55″ television!!
Definitely a night you won’t want to miss!
Thank you for supporting OFMA & this fundraiser!

CABARET NIGHT PERFORMANCE DATE CHANGED TO MAY 9th

The Olmsted Falls High School Masquers and Forensics Patrons’ Cabaret Night has been changed from its original date of January 17th.  The new date is Thursday, May 9th

Save the Date for May 9th!

More information will be coming about this annual event.


UPCOMING COLLEGE PROGRAMS OPEN TO PARENTS/STUDENTS

Here are three programs for students and parents about college plans, whether attending high school or after graduation. Two are this Thursday.

College Credit Plus Information Session (CCP): Thursday, January 24th, 6-7 p.m., OFHS Auditorium – There will be a College Credit Plus (CCP) Information session for parents and students now in grades 6-11. CCP is a program that allows students to take college courses earning both college and high school credit simultaneously. The information session will outline program eligibility, admissions and scheduling. Representatives from area colleges will also be available to answer your questions.

Junior Parent College Night: Thursday, January 24th, 7– 8 p.m., OFHS auditorium – Parents of junior students planning to attend either a 2 or 4 year college should attend this meeting. A counselor will be introducing college exploration resources and discussing the college admissions process. There will be a demonstration on how to utilize college/career planning resources in your student’s Naviance account.

PSAT Information Sessions: Monday, February 4th, 6-7 p.m., OFHS auditorium – A counselor will be available for parents to discuss PSAT scores and next steps for 9-11th grade students who took the PSAT/9 and PSAT/NMSQT this past fall.

Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website for upcoming dates and important information. The website is available by clicking HERE.


DONATE YOUR OLD DEVICE FOR A GOOD CAUSE

smart-phone-The students at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School participate in Makerspace, during which students rotate through a variety of stations. Some of the stations are robotic, some are digital and others are hands-on creativity stations.

student successIn order to keep our robotics and digital stations running, we are in need of old iPods and smartphones. If you have any old devices such as these, please consider donating them after you remove all locks and information from them. Donations may be dropped off at any school office.

Thank you for your support!


OFMS BOOK FAIR IS ANOTHER SUCCESS, THANKS TO ALL

The Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center and its personnel thank the staff and students for their support in making the Scholastic Fall Book Fair such a success! 

Also, they give a huge thank you to its PTA volunteers for taking time out of their busy schedules to help with the fair. Thanks to all!


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS FREE HOMEWORK HELP

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An experienced educator will be available to provide students with drop-in homework student successassistance 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.



SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED

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Are you interested in joining our Bulldog team as a substitute teacher?  Apply today at renhillgroup.com or contact Ann Stricklen in Human Resources if you have questions at 440.427.6015 or atricklen@ofcs.net.


ROLL THE DICE FOR A LUCKY ALUMNI LAS VEGAS NIGHT

All are invited to the February 9th Alumni Las Vegas Night at the West Side Irish American Club.

It runs from 7-11:30 p.m.  Parents – 100% of the proceeds go toward scholarships for the OFHS Class of 2019 so why not come out and try your luck! Please come and support this worthy cause . . . you may even win CASH playing blackjack, let it ride, sideboards, dice or 50/50. Even if you don’t win, the money is going to a good cause.

Hope to see you on February 9th.  The cost is $5 at the door; 21 and older only at the event.  Click HERE to see the flyer.


OLMSTED FALLS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS NIGHT AT THE RACES READY TO RUN

The annual Olmsted Falls Athletic Booster Night at the Races is Saturday, April 6th, at St. Demetrios in Rocky River.

For ticket information, please contact Brian Fritz at 216-337-4422.

To purchase a horse, please contact Terry Atkins at terenceatkins22@gmail.com.

In addition, the organization has a merchant letter to share.  If you work for a company that makes donations to non-profit organizations, please present your employer the letter for a donation.

The flyers listed below contains more precise details on this event. Simply click on each to view the flyer. Thank you in advance for supporting this organization at their annual event.

2019 Night at the Races Flyer

2019 Horse Form

2019 Merchant Letter


CAMP INVENTION RETURNS TO OLMSTED FALLS THIS SUMMER

camp invention_host district flyer 2019Camp Invention® is returning to Olmsted Falls City School District!  In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Falls Lenox Primary School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children work together to create solutions to real-world problems and build critical 21st-century skills while rotating through several high-energy, hands-on modules. The week begins on June 24, 2019 with our own Brianna Smith serving as Director of the ALL-NEW 2019 program, Supercharged!

Activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!  Local educators facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high-school students serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.

Register using promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10) OFF $230. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!


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




REGISTRATION ENDS THIS MONTH FOR OLMSTED GIRLS FASTPITCH SUMMER LEAGUE

crossed bats softballThe Olmsted Girls Fastpitch Summer league is now accepting registration through January 31st.

The league is open to girls ages 8-14 (birth year 2004-2010) who reside in Olmsted Falls and North Olmsted school districts.  Sign up online at olmstedcc.com.


OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – FEBRUARY 6TH

Olmsted Community Preschool is having an open house Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open at this time. The preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. For more information, contact Melanie Reynolds, 440-235-3869 occpreschool@olmstedchurch.com The preschool is located at 7853 Main Street in Olmsted Falls.


OCSL REGISTRATION

ocsl-logoRegistration is now open through March 15, 2019 for the Olmsted Community Summer League.  OCSL offers baseball and slow-pitch softball leagues/games for boys and girls ages 4 through 18. We accept kids of all skill levels and require little to no travel. Register by January 31, 2019 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 15, 2019 will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2019. Please like OCSL on Facebook for frequent updates and news about our league. We look forward to seeing you on the ball fields. Any questions please contact the OCC at (440) 427-1599.


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OFCS Update – December 21, 2018

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WINTER BREAK IS HERE!

The school district’s Winter Break has officially arrived! 

Students will not have classes from Monday, December 24th through Friday, January 4, 2019They will return to school Monday, January 7, 2019.

Have a safe and enjoyable winter break!  See you next year – January 7, 2019!


MUSICAL HOLIDAY TRADITION

student successDuVyyX3WwAA6j4IIn addition to the outstanding student holiday concerts that Bulldog families and friends have been enjoying in recent weeks, music could be heard throughout district school buildings on the final day before winter break as members of the OFHS band and choirs embarked on their annual holiday caroling tour! 

Students and staff members at the other school buildings enjoyed special performances by our talented high school musicians as they made their musical rounds! 


OFHS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM THANKS THOSE INVOLVED IN PROVIDING 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS

Olmsted Falls High School hosted its annual Local Scholarship Sponsor Appreciation Breakfast this month.  The event annually thanks and shows appreciation to the more than 80 local individuals, families, businesses and organizations who contribute to the Local Scholarship program.

The morning also included a buffet breakfast and a special holiday performance that the talented Golden Expressions provided to those attending. 

 

New this year, student-led tours were offered to guests to provide an opportunity to see the high school’s newly renovated and expanded areas.

Guests also viewed a series of video thank you messages from several Bulldog alumni who received generous scholarships last year.  The collection of special video messages was put together by students in Mrs. Cleary’s Digital Marketing class.

We thank the generous support of the more than 80 local individuals, families, businesses and organizations who provided more than 250 local scholarships to the Olmsted Falls Local Scholarship Program during last school year.  More than $125,000 local scholarship funds were awarded to those in the OFHS Class of 2018.

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Thank you again to all of our 2018 local scholarship sponsors! Olmsted Falls School District sincerely appreciates your valuable contributions to our students’ futures!

To learn more about becoming a sponsor in the 2019 OFHS Local Scholarship Program, please contact Sandy Smith at 427-6116.


OFHS STUDENTS TOUR WCLV STUDIOS AND VIEW LIVE BW MEN’S CONCERT FEATURING BULLDOG STAFF/STUDENT

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WCLV recently aired a special concert performance by the Baldwin Wallace University’s Men’s Chorus at the station’s Playhouse Square location.

OFHS teacher John Mercer and OFHS guidance counselor Alex Lintner took 14 students on a field trip to Playhouse Square on Dec. 6 to enjoy the concert and other special activities as well.

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Mr. Mercer, Mr. Lintner and Greg Smith, a ninth grader, sing in the Baldwin Wallace College Men’s Chorus. The three were part of the live concert at Playhouse Square which took place and was broadcast live on WCLV during the field trip!

IMG-1731Ideastream opened the concert to students and those who attended from OFHS were: Mason Adams, Justin Andrews, Te Ron Chapman, Colin Clark, Bradley Conner, Daniel Fidler, Jacob Honkomp, Samuel Katona, Shane Kiley, Hunter Livingston, John Munoz, Raymond Oster, Ethan Senal and Greg Smith.

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The students received a private tour of the WCLV studios, which WCLV President and co-founder – and Cleveland Arts Prize winner – Robert Conrad led.

The concert, which was broadcast live on the WCLV Facebook page and live streaming, may also be viewed by clicking HERE.


OFMS/POLARIS STEM TEACHER WINS OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD

Olmsted Falls Middle School Polaris Project Lead the Way instructor Stacey Wisniewski was recently honored with the 2018-19 Outstanding PLTW Teacher Award.

Wisniewski is a Polaris Career Center project Lead the Way teacher. She will be formally recognized at the 2019 Project Lead The Way Summit in Anaheim, California in February. This is the first time a Polaris teacher has received such an award.

Wisniewski teaches two Polaris Project Lead the Way Gateway classes at OFMS: Medical Detectives and Design & Modeling. These classes introduce students to STEM career opportunities using engaging, real world classroom exercises. She also coaches the OFMS Skills USA competition students and is the staff advisor for the OFMS GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Club.

student successThe Outstanding PLTW Award honors teachers who deliver an inspiring and empowering student experience, expand access to PLTW programs in the school and in the community and transform the classroom using innovative, engaging teaching methods.

Wisniewski is now eligible to be considered for the National Teacher of the Year award, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Project Lead the Way is a nonprofit organization that provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S.

Congratulations to Mrs. Wisniewski and best wishes in the possibility of being named the National Teacher of the Year!  Bulldog country is rooting for you!


STUDENTS BRING JOY TO LOCAL FAMILIES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

student successCP_leftFalls-Lenox School’s first-grade classes generously collected toys and gift items to donate to our local Christians in Action Giving Tree drive.  The students’ kindness will allow the holidays to be a much brighter time for many local families.

This drive was a great way for our little ones to experience the spirit of giving.


OFHS STUDENTS CREATE CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND SHARE THEM @ A SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRESCHOOL PARTY

Mrs. Brigid Radigan’s OFHS Parenting and Child Development class hosted a holiday party for ECC preschool students.

The class wrote and illustrated children’s books, which were read to the students. The preschool students then participated in various fine motor, gross motor and sensory activities.

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OFHS THE SPOTLIGHT FEATURES DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS, TEEN ANXIETY

The December issue of the OFHS The Spotlight is available to read by clicking HERE.

The school’s newspaper has articles that discusses daily announcements, the movie “Angst” that the district screened for the community, midterm tips and tricks, short highlights on winter athletes and others.


RETIRED BULLDOG STAFF MEMBERS ENJOY ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCH & OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR OFHS EXPANSIONS/RENOVATIONS

Dtlm_hlXgAI6q-IWelcome home! Olmsted Falls City Schools and the Olmsted Falls Alumni Association welcomed retired Bulldog staff members back to the district in early December for the Annual Retired Staff Holiday Luncheon at OFIS!

DtlbbPKWwAAriqoGuests were treated to lunch and a holiday concert performed by the 5th grade choir!  Thank you to Mrs. McClellan for organizing the show! OFIS Student Ambassadors also helped at the event by greeting and escorting guests in as well as assisting with lunch service!  

OFCS also hosted a group of retired staff members who returned to the district on December 19th for a special walking tour of the new OFHS renovations and expansions! the group  enjoyed seeing all of the new spaces and improvements throughout the building! Thank you to our awesome OFHS Student Ambassadors who assisted with the tours.

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OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOL COMMUNITY PARTICIPATES IN HOUR OF CODE 2018

TE_lowerRightThe Hour of Code is an international movement that takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week held the second week of December. The Hour Code encourages everyone to try their hand at Computer Programming for at least one hour. This year Olmsted Falls City Schools provided opportunities for students as well as parents to try their hand at computer programming.

student successAt OFIS and Falls Lenox students participated in computer programming activities during their weekly Technology class. The ECC and Middle School students also had an opportunity to participate in activities throughout the week. Read on to learn more.

Click above to view a video from the Community Hour of Code event.

Click above to view a video from the Community Hour of Code event.

Community Hour of Code: On Tuesday, December 5th the district hosted a community hour of code for students and their parents. Over 100 attendees (parents and students) heard from the district Technology Integration Specialists about shortage of Computer Science graduates and the abundance of jobs available in this field. Then students and parents had an opportunity to work together to complete online computer coding activities. Click HERE for the presentation.   

Hour of Code: On Wednesday, December 5th, Julie Mallory, OFCS parent and employee at Hyland software, spoke with students at the Middle School about the career opportunities available at Hyland as well as the many FREE computer programming camps and classes available for students.

Click above to to view a video from the OFIS SWAT visit to the ECC

Click above to view a video from the OFIS SWAT visit to the ECC

After the presentation Middle School students completed a variety of computer programming activities Click HERE for the presentation. 

It is never too early to start learning about computer programming. On Friday, December 7th the OFIS SWAT (Students Working to Advance Technology) spent the day at the ECC working with kindergarten students on computer programming activities. Even the youngest students were successful with a little help from their friends.


OFCS HOSTS SECOND MEETING OF THE NEW SOUTHWEST REGIONAL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL

IMG_4195.jpgOlmsted Falls City School District hosted the second meeting of the newly formed Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council at Olmsted Falls High School on December 7th.  OFCS has partnered with Berea City Schools, Fairview Park City Schools, North Olmsted City Schools, Strongsville City Schools and Polaris Career Center to form the Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council. The new partnership includes representatives from each school district and Polaris Career Center as well as a broad cross-section of regional business and higher education leaders.

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The new advisory council will be meeting quarterly and collaboratively to exchange ideas and explore best practices in preparing students for the world beyond high school.


OFCS IN THE NEWS: COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL BUSINESS PARTNER BRINGS VALUE TO OFHS PERSONAL FINANCE CLASS

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Click HERE to read local report John Benson’s story. 

Thank you to First Federal of Lakewood for partnering with OFHS to bring real world experience into the classroom!


 

OFCS 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR 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.


OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S DECEMBER NEWSLETTER ONLINE

The December issue of Musical Notes is available online by clicking HERE.  The Olmsted Falls Music Association creates this newsletter that contains information about school music programs, students and other related topics.

The December newsletter includes times and dates of remaining school holiday concerts, supporting the organization by using Amazon Smile this season, a list of patrons and other information.


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.


DISTRICT 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.  New rates for substitute positions were approved at the December Board of Education Meeting. The new substitute rates can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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.

Did You Know?  You can follow the OFCS Human Resources Department on Twitter: @OFCS_HR


DONATE YOUR OLD DEVICE FOR A GOOD CAUSE

The students at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School participate in Makerspace, during which students rotate through a variety of stations. Some of the stations are robotic, some are digital and others are hands-on creativity stations.

In order to keep our robotics and digital stations running, we are in need of old iPods and smartphones. If you have any old devices such as these, please consider donating them after you remove all locks and information from them. Donations may be dropped off at any school office. Thank you for your support!


DON’T MISS THE OFMA CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER TAKING PLACE DURING WINTER BREAK FROM 4-8 P.M. ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29TH AT THE NORTH RIDGEVILLE LOCATION

Help Olmsted Falls Music Association raise funds while dining from 4-8 p.m. December 29th at the North Ridgeville’s Chipotle eatery.  Treat your family to a mid-winter break take-out night!

Bring in the flyer found by clicking HERE, show it on your smart phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause so 33 percent of your purchase is donated to OFMS.

Please note online orders will NOT be included with this promotion. Also, please see the flyer for special procedures required if you are ordering catering or Burritos by the Box.

Chipotle’s in North Ridgeville is at 32223 Lorain Road between Cook Road and I-480 on the east side of the street.


MISSED THE OFAB APPAREL SALE?  BUY ITEMS ONLINE NOW

The recent in-person Olmsted Falls Athletic Booster’s Annual Holiday Sportswear Sale was a huge success. Thanks to all who supported it, including the many volunteers, cheerleaders, those who helped set up the sale and – most importantly – the Bulldog shoppers. Hopefully, many Bulldog shoppers were able to check off items on their holiday shopping list.

We now have a new online store available through Ryco Sports that carries all our Bulldog apparel.

Simply click HERE to visit the link for more details or stop by the store at 7072 Columbia Road in the Town and Country Plaza.  We thank you for your continued support.


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS FREE HOMEWORK HELP

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An experienced educator will be available to provide students with drop-in homework student successassistance 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.


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)




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USED SPORTS EQUIPMENT TO BENEFIT BOYS/GIRLS CLUB

Do you have used sports equipment sitting in your garage or basement gathering dust?  You could donate them to a good cause. The Olmsted Falls Gold 10U Baseball Team will collect equipment near school entrances during the Bulldog Basketball Tournament December 26th-29th. All donations will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland.

Anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated.


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.


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED GIRLS FASTPITCH SUMMER LEAGUE

The Olmsted Girls Fastpitch Summer league is now accepting registration through January 31st.

The league is open to girls ages 8-14 (birth year 2004-2010) who reside in Olmsted Falls and North Olmsted school districts.  Sign up online at olmstedcc.com.


 

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OFCS Update – November 30, 2018

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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

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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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OFCS Update – November 17, 2018

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3-DAY THANKSGIVING BREAK BEGINS MID-WEEK

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Olmsted Falls City Schools will be closed next Wednesday, November 21st; Thursday, November 22nd; and Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving break. School resumes Monday, November 26th.

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, OFCS extends its sincere thanks to our school community for its continuing support of Olmsted Falls City Schools. We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving break next week filled with time spent with family and friends.

Have a safe holiday!


SAVE THE DATE: SPECIAL SCREENING OF “ANGST” SET FOR NOV. 27TH & DEC. 3RD

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Following the Thanksgiving break, Olmsted Falls PTA Council and Olmsted Falls City Schools have partnered to provide two opportunities for parents, students and interested community members to view a special screening of the independent film, Angst.  The purpose of this film, produced by IndieFlix, is to help raise awareness around anxiety in children and adolescents.  According to the makers of the film, the goal is “to start a global conversation about anxiety” and “to create conversation, change and hope.”

Two community screening opportunities, co-sponsored by Olmsted Falls PTA Council and Olmsted Falls City Schools, are being offered following the Thanksgiving break:

What:  Screening of the film Angst, followed by a panel discussion.

When:  Tuesday, November 27th and Monday, December 3rd

Where:  Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium

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


LIMITED SEATING-IN-THE-ROUND AVAILABLE FOR FINAL PERFORMANCE OF OFHS MASQUERS’ “TWELVE ANGRY JURORS” PLAY TONIGHT – SATURDAY, NOV. 17TH

The OFHS Masquers will perform “Twelve Angry Jurors” at Olmsted Falls High School.  The production’s final remaining performance will take place TONIGHT – Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door. Don’t miss the unique performance!

Only 125 tickets are available. Since the auditorium is unavailable, the large study hall room in the academic wing – room 606 – will be transformed into an intimate black-box theater setting with seating in-the-round.  This setting offers actors and the audience a new theatrical experience at Olmsted Falls.

The play takes place in a jury room as the jurors deliberate the fate of a young Latino man accused of murdering his father. “Twelve Angry Jurors” is a classic play originally published in 1954 and is associated with the acclaimed 1957 film starring Henry Fonda as Juror 8.  The original work is titled “Twelve Angry Men,” but when the play is opened to female actors / jurors it is referred to as “Twelve Angry Jurors.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. 


OFHS INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS TO NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

OFHS is proud to have inducted 54 new members into its chapter of the National Honor Society. The annual NHS Induction Ceremony took place November 13th in front of an audience of family and friends. OFHS math teacher Mr. John Vas served as the evening’s guest speaker. The new members were welcomed by our 57 existing NHS members, bringing the total NHS membership to 111 students at OFHS. 

 

Group photo of new inductees is featured above on left; group photo of existing NHS members is featured above on right. 

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New inductees include (listed by grade, alphabetically): Seniors Katelyn Angus, Lillian Beaty, Katie Cutts, Annelise Gomez, Marco Grgurevic, Catherine Iler, Lauren Kane, Jacob Kerkay, Lily Kozub, Hannah McCullar, Scott McKee, Kayla Polansky, Caitlyn Prather, Morgan Rinas, Megan Strohmenger, Haley Taylor, and Michael Thielman; and juniors Ainsley Allen, Joshua Andrews, Justin Andrews, Amber Blevins, Megan Bobkovich, Reilly Boros, Jacob Burdette, Julie Candow, Olivia Candow, Morgan Ciolek, Mara Deselich, Tessa Edwards, Nicholas Gaba, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Audrey Guildoo, Julianna Hess, Nadia Khalaf, Kayla Kippes, Alyssa Klimchak, Lauren Kreitzer, Kaitlyn Linder, Madison Malensky, Bailey Marks, Kristen Miller, Alexandria Pischkulia, Megan Poore, Gabriel Salamone, Andrew Scroth, Halle Slater, Auggie Stallman, Danielle Stevens, Summer Stevens, Jack Surtman, Chloe Thach, Colleen Thiel, Laney Ventimiglia and Andrew Vichill.  Congratulations!


 

VETERANS DAY RECOGNIZED ACROSS OLMSTED FALLS CITY SCHOOLS

CP_leftveterans breakfast coverageVeterans Day offers students and teachers the opportunity to connect and learn, while also providing the chance to express sincere thanks and appreciation to those who have served our country. Across Olmsted Falls City Schools, there were a variety of events, special visitors and classroom activities surrounding the Veterans Day holiday. 

Students and staff at Falls-Lenox Primary School host the biggest event for Veterans with their annual Veterans Day Breakfast. To read local media coverage about this year’s breakfast held on Friday, November 9th, please click HERE.

Olmsted Falls Middle School hosted several guests speakers in honor of Veterans Day. Eighth graders were able to hear first hand the experiences of life in the military. A big thank you to the veterans, and activity duty personnel, that took the time out of their busy day to share their stories of boot camp, and sacrificing themselves on tour in Iraq. Thank you to Justin Carver – US Marine Corps, Sebastian Godbey – US Army, Viktoria Sikora – US Army (West Point graduate) and Robert Veon – US National Guard. Mr. Carver and Mr. Veon are both Olmsted Falls graduates.

 

At Olmsted Falls Intermediate School, students in Mrs. Atkins Language Arts classes read a special Veterans Day poem and talked about special veterans in their lives. Students were asked to phone, email, face time, or visit with a veteran they know to thank them and say, “Happy Veteran’s Day!” The class also had great follow-up conversations about how their veteran responded to the personal thank you! In Mrs. Mendicino’s class, they read the story “The Wall” by Eve Bunting, as well as an article about veterans and their service dogs. They also colored special pictures to give to a veteran they know as a thank you. Any student who did not personally know a veteran, donated their picture to be distributed to veterans in the community.

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Olmsted Falls High School began Veterans Day by acknowledging members of their staff who served our country including Mr. John Novotny, Mr. John Gaba, and Mr. Matt Deibel. A special remembrance of veterans and Veterans Day was also read over the morning announcements.

Even the littlest bulldogs got involved with all eleven kindergarten classes reading an article about Veterans Day from Scholastic News and talking about veterans in their own families. Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center also hosted a special visitor, Mr. Oberacker, a veteran of the United States Navy, who visited his daughter’s class to talk about all the places he visited when he was in the service and the different kinds of money, food, homes, and children he saw. The students also got to see his uniform, his medals and other mementos of his service.

 


OFMS SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

book-fair-is-comingThe OFMS will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair that will start Monday, November 26th-Friday, December 7th. The fair will be 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 both conference nights Thursday, November 29th & Tuesday, December 4th.


OFHS COMPETITION CHEERLEADING TEAM CONTINUES TO IMPRESS

Nov-2018-Wolstein-Center-300x225The Olmsted Falls High School Competition Cheerleading Team competed at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University on November 11th.

student successThe team beat six other high school squads, earning the title of Grand Champion.

The Bulldogs also received two overall awards for the highest tumbling score of the day and the highest cheer score of the day.

Congratulations Bulldogs!


 

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OFCS TECHNOLOGY FOCUSED STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY 

Olmsted Falls City Schools continued to enhance the capacity of its staff to be truly technology enabled.  Dozens of sessions focused on integrating technology in meaningful ways.  Sessions were led by members of the district’s own staff! 

Educators presenting to educators provided a huge wealth of information and resources! 


 

NOVEMBER ISSUE OF OFMA MUSICAL NOTES NOW AVAILABLE

The Olmsted Falls Music Association’s November issue of Musical Notes is now available to download.

The issue highlights Ann Reichle, a 1969 Bulldog grad and generous supporter of OFMA.

To view the newsletter, click HERE.


PURCHASE TICKETS NOW FOR NOV. 30TH ANNUAL DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE

The annual Olmsted All Pro Dad’s annual Daddy Daughter Dance for girls in grades K-5 is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. November 30th in the OFMS cafetorium. The event includes dinner, dancing and fun for all dads, or a special male, and girls.

Tickets, which are $10 each, are now available. This is a popular event so be sure to order yours now. Tickets are available by clicking HERE on the Cheddar Up site .

The Olmsted All Pro Dad’s website is at olmstedallprodad.comSo many had a great time last year and this year should be the same, if not better!


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. 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.


OFHS SPANISH III STUDENTS SCORED ‘MUY BIEN’ ON COLLABORATIVE BENCHMARK PROJECT SPONSORED BY THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

All Olmsted Falls High School Spanish III students annually participate in the Collaborative Articulation and Assessment Project (CAAP.) The Ohio State University sponsors this project.  Students took a written, listening and reading assessment that the university created. The assessments give students and teacher an indication of their potential university course placement and feedback to high school students and teachers about general performance levels.  This project also gives the district an idea of how OFHS Spanish language learners are doing in comparison to other districts in the state.

The scores for OFHS students who participated in last year’s project were received this fall and the 2017-2018 third-year Spanish students performed exceptionally well on the tests last year.  There were 1,265 students from 78 high schools in the state who participated in the project. OFHS students scored well above the high school average in all three assessments:

Writing:  High School Average: 5.0 / Olmsted Falls Average: 6.83

Listening:  High School Average: 6.3 / Olmsted Falls Average: 7.21

Reading:  High School Average:  7.4 / Olmsted Falls Average: 8.5

 Congratulations to the students who participated in the C.A.A.P. test last year!


BULLDOG BUS DRIVERS PARTICIPATE IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION LED BY OLMSTED TOWNSHIP POLICE

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OFCS bus drivers spent a portion of their Staff Development Day on Nov. 6th in a special session led by School Resource Officer English and Lt. Adams from the Olmsted Township Police Department. Officer Dieckman was also on hand.

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Transportation staff continued their training focused uniquely on safety and threat situations specific to the school bus.  The department will continue to collaborate with local safety forces to further understanding and preparedness.  

This latest training session was a follow-up from an SRO “train the trainer” event that SRO English and Transportation Coordinator Heath Krakowiak attended in Hilliard, OH earlier this month.  Transportation staff have also earned CPR and Stop the Bleed certifications in the last year.  

OFCS Transportation appreciates the relationship that is maintained with local safety forces, and is continually working toward maximizing the safety of our students and staff on and around the school bus.


SIGN UP YOUR TEAM FOR THE FL-ECC PTA CHILI COOK OFF THIS TUESDAY

Some like it hot; some like it with meat. Whatever you prefer, why not sign up your team to compete in the November 20th FL-ECC PTA Chili Cook Off.

Competitors: bring your chili to the middle school between 4-4:30 p.m. November 20th. Visitors are welcome to attend the event that runs from 5-8 p.m. To register, go to https://chili-cookoff-entry.cheddarup.com. Teams also may send a check to Falls-Lenox Primary School. They will then receive a receipt. Be sure to include an email address with your check. Hurry – the competition is limited to only 20 teams.

The winner will receive a $50 gift card to Moosehead. Those who attend will receive a ticket to enter the event’s gift baskets raffle. All raised funds will go toward new playground equipment at Falls-Lenox. Questions? Email them to ashleymcallise@yahoo.com or call 419-704-0848.


OFHS PTA VARSITY LETTER JACKET – HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE EXTENDED!  ORDER BY NOV. 21ST TO RECEIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

OFHSLetterJacket_PicThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA has extended the ordering deadline for this year’s letter jackets to Wednesday, Nov. 21st.  Orders received by Nov. 21st will arrive in time for Christmas.

Please click HERE for additional information and the order form.

Email any questions to Kristie Patton at pattonkristie95@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support of PTA and programs!


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 am – 1 pm 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; PJ 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 be holding an Athletic Boosters Patrons Members Pre-Sale on Friday, December 7th from 7 pm – 9 pm.  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!

POST PROM DECEMBER FUNdraiser!

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

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).


 

OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFER FREE HOMEWORK HELP

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HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED THE NEW OFHS MOBILE APP?

HSApp_PhoneGraphicStay in touch with OFHS while on the go with the new OFHS Mobile App, which can be downloaded for free via either the App Store or Google Play.

The new app features:  news, notifications, calendars, athletics, staff and parent resources.

To access the links to download to your mobile device, please click HERE.

To access a flyer with additional information, please click HERE.


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



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.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR – SANTA’S SECRET SHOP – DECEMBER 1st

Olmsted Falls Cub Scout Pack 102 will present Santa’s Secret Shop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 1st, at Falls-Lenox Primary School.

Kids have the opportunity to shop for holiday gifts for family and friends with the help of the pack’s friendly “elves.” Most items are under $10. There also will be a holiday raffle of terrific items including the new Xbox One X game system and a Vitamix blender, plus crafts, photo booth, and food for purchase.

Admission is free. All proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 102 in Olmsted Falls.


 

CREATE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE WITH YOUR  FAMILY – DECEMBER 1st

Local Girl Scout Troop 71477 will sponsor a fundraiser at the Olmsted Community Center 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.


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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OFCS Update – November 2, 2018

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REMINDER: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – THIS TUES., NOV. 6TH – ELECTION DAY

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As usual, there will be no school for students on Election Day, this Tuesday, November 6th. Olmsted Falls City School District staff members will, however, be in district for their regularly scheduled professional development day.

School will resume on Wednesday, November 7th.

To access the complete 2018-2019 school year, please click HERE

(Note:  The 2019-2020 school year calendar will be available shortly after Thanksgiving break; please watch the blog for update and link once next year’s calendar has been posted.) 


REMINDER:  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND

DocumentDon’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday night! 

Daylight Savings Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, Nov. 4th.

Enjoy the extra hour on Sunday!


OFHS EXPANSION NEARS COMPLETION; ALL STUDENTS OFFICIALLY UNDER SAME ROOF AS OF TODAY!

student successStudents and staff at Olmsted Falls High School do not have much longer to wait before they begin enjoying all of the newly constructed expanded portions of the building, which include nine new science classrooms, four new business classrooms (including Fab Lab), four new art classrooms and a significantly expanded music wing for our band and choir programs.  The official move from the classroom trailers into the new classroom spaces got underway at the end of last week, with business and science classes being the first to transition over to the new spaces. Today – Friday, November 2nd – marks the first official day with all of our high school students under the one roof!  It is now official:  OFHS STUDENTS NO LONGER ATTEND CLASS IN THE CLASSROOM TRAILERS!

New science classrooms and science wing hallway were officially occupied today!

New business wing including Fab Lab!

Choir classes, which were being temporarily held in the auxiliary gym, were able to move into their new choir room earlier this week.  Band and art classes are the remaining groups to make their final moves. It is anticipated that all students and staff will occupy their new spaces by mid-November, ahead of the Thanksgiving break.

CP_leftAR_upperRightOlmsted Falls City School District and Olmsted Falls High School continue to be incredibly grateful to the school community who supported the November 2006 combined bond/permanent improvement levy which has made the much-needed expansion and renovations to our high school facility possible WITHOUT any increase to taxpayers.  We look forward to inviting our school community to an official open house event to showcase the new OFHS! Please watch the blog and our community School Report for date and time to be announced.


SAVE THE DATE: SPECIAL SCREENING OF “ANGST” SET FOR NOV. 27TH & DEC. 3RD

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Please join Olmsted Falls PTA Council and Olmsted Falls City Schools for a special screening of the independent film, Angst.  The purpose of this film, produced by IndieFlix, is to help raise awareness around anxiety in children and adolescents.  According to the makers of the film, the goal is “to start a global conversation about anxiety” and “to create conversation, change and hope.”

Two community screening opportunities, co-sponsored by Olmsted Falls PTA Council and Olmsted Falls City Schools, are being offered following the Thanksgiving break:

What:  Screening of the film Angst, followed by a panel discussion.

When:  Tuesday, November 27th and Monday, December 3rd

Where:  Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium

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


ASSEMBLY PROVIDES OFHS/OFMS STUDENTS VALUABLE FRAMEWORK FOR BUILDING A POSITIVE DIGITAL BRAND FOR THEMSELVES 

Olmsted Falls City Schools welcomed Dr. Scott Grant to the district this week for a series of informative assemblies on the use of social media and the importance of personal branding.  Dr. Grant, a college professor and president of Triple Threat Leadership, LLC,  travels throughout the state providing leadership and social media education presentations to schools and organizations that focus on building a positive purpose, plan, and value.

Dr. Grant’s goal is to help students (and all people who utilize social media regularly) begin to think about how they can use social media as a strategic tool, rather than a negative influence in their lives. He was honest and straightforward with students about how organizations consider social media during scholarship selection, recruitment and hiring processes, and how to best consider building what he calls a strong “brand value equation” for yourself.

student successStudents in grades 8, 9 and 12 participated in the assemblies and gained valuable information to help guide their thinking about the purpose, plan and positive value in their social media posts, as well as what their posts tell other people about them.  

Thank you to Dr. Grant for spending the day with us here in Olmsted Falls!


STUDENT-SUPERINTENDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL GATHERS FOR FIRST MEETING OF YEAR

IMG_3795Students from OFMS and OFHS joined OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd this week for the first Superintendent-Student Advisory Council meeting of the new school year. The group, launched last school year, serves as a forum for a more amplified student voice to provide direct input and feedback about the school district. Participating students in grades 6-12 were nominated by their building principals, with two students selected to represent each grade.

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Student members from OFHS include: Emerson Long, Katie Voisinet, Lindsey LaPinta, Sean Dougher, Kaitlyn Linder, Neil Spooner, Trae Henderson and Ruthie Ortega.

Student members from OFMS include: Daniel Green, Sarah Tedeshchi, Leah Kerber, Luke Ventimiglia, Josh Gonzalez and Claire Schultz.

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The Superintendent-Student Advisory Council will meet four times throughout the school year to engage in discussions about student leadership and talk about how they as a group can make an impact on their school community.  The group reviewed several discussion items and ideas from their inaugural meeting held last year which had already made a positive impact for students, such as the new all day orientation program held for incoming freshmen at the high school.  The group also screened the movie “Angst” which the school community will have an opportunity to view at screenings being scheduled for late November and early December.

Dr. Lloyd looks forward to continuing conversations and exploring potential projects with the Superintendent-Student Advisory Council throughout the year.  Thank you to each of these students for their time, input and participation. 


POST-SEASON ACTION FOR BULLDOG FOOTBALL AND CROSS COUNTRY

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Congratulations to the Bulldog Football team on completing the regular season with an overall record of 8-2 (7-2 in the SWC) and, for the fourth year in a row, qualifying for the OHSAA Playoffs.  The #5 Bulldogs will travel to #4 Avon Lake TONIGHT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND – with kick off scheduled for 7 p.m.  The winner of this quarterfinal game will face the winner of #1 Toledo Central Catholic/#8 Toledo St. John’s on Friday, November 9th at 7 p.m. (site:  TBD).  For additional playoff information, please click HERE.

backus-joe1.jpgCongratulations also to OFHS senior Joe Backus for qualifying to compete in the 2018 OHSAA Cross Country State Tournament, scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 10th  the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH.  For additional information on the OHSAA Cross Country State Tournament, please click HERE.

student successBest of luck to all of these amazing OFHS student athletes as they compete in the post-season! 

Let’s Go Bulldogs!!

 


THIRD GRADERS ENJOY HALLOWEEN INSPIRED SCIENCE ACTIVITIES

Multiple third grade classes collaborated while participating in a cross curricular, Halloween inspired activities including poetry, experimenting, predicting and analyzing. They determined that dry ice changes states of matter from a solid to a gas and explored the density of a variety of liquids.


BUS SAFETY WEEK SHOUT OUT!

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Our Motor Vehicle Inspection team from the Ohio State Highway Patrol made a special visit to Olmsted Falls City School District last week in support of National School Bus Safety Week. 

The team was in our district on Monday, October 22nd and visited both Falls-Lenox Primary School and the Early Childhood Center during selected bus arrivals / departures.

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The OFCS Transportation Department appreciates our partnership with the OSHP MVI team and look forward to their visits each year!  

OFCS also appreciates our amazing team of school bus drivers and mechanics who help keep our students safe during their bus rides each and every school day! 

Thank you to everyone for helping us promote safety in Bulldog country!


DYSLEXIA SIMULATION EVENT DRAW 125+ PARTICIPANTS

More than 125 people participated in this week’s Dyslexia Simulation event hosted on Monday, October 29th by the Helping Hands organization from Olmsted Falls City Schools.  Partnering with the Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NOBIDA), this special event took place at Olmsted Falls Middle School and  included  a series of simulations to allow participants to experience the challenges individuals with dyslexia confront when performing language-related tasks.

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Thank you to all who attended and especially to NOBIDA for working with OFCS to put on this informative event for our community. 


DISTINGUISHED HALL OF FAME

The Alumni Association held the Olmsted Falls High School Distinguished Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, October 25th. More than 150 of the community attended the event that honored six outstanding individuals.

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The honorees were Barb Filipek Terlep, ’58; Dick Railsback, ’59; Barbi Constantin Sargent, ’64; Rick Adler, ’66; Dan Martin, ’81; and Dave VanArsdale, Educator. Congratulations to all!


OFCS IN THE NEWS: BALANCED SCORECARDS & REGIONAL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL GARNER MEDIA ATTENTION

Great things are happening in Olmsted Falls City Schools!  Two recent projects that Olmsted Falls City Schools has been involved with – and recently reported on here in the district’s blog – also garnered local media attention this week.

CP_leftstudent successTo read coverage about the new OFCS Balanced Scorecards, please click HERE.

To read coverage about OFCS participation in the new Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council, please click HERE.


TEAM FROM OFMS GEMS CLUB PRESENT ENERGY BIKE EXPERIENCE TO BOARD

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Members of the Olmsted Falls Board of Education were treated to an interactive presentation by students from the OFMS GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) during their regular meeting in October. 

Dp1B-_JU4AExXO0The team of students shared their experience participating in the NOPEC Energy Bike Project (featured in our last blog post).

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BOARD RECOGNIZED NATIONAL MERIT STUDENTS FROM OFHS

The Olmsted Falls Board of Education was proud to honor four OFHS students at the October meeting for being recognized in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Each student was introduced by OFHS Assistant Principal Sean Baker, who also detailed an impressive list of extra-curricular activities that these students are involved in!

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Pictured  (L to R): OFCS Dr. Jim Lloyd, National Merit Semi-Finalist Benjamin Meredyk, National Merit Semi-Finalist Daniel Fidler, National Merit Commended Student Rachel Drobnak, National Merit Commended Student Sofie Iwamasa, and Board of Education President Mr. Joe Bertrand.

Congratulations again to these exemplary students!

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GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS RECOGNIZED UNDER FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Olmsted Falls City School District proudly recognized our new Gold Level Sponsors during the final home football game of the regular season on Friday, October 19th.

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Olmsted Falls City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd welcomed the following special guests onto the home track between the 1st & 2nd quarters for the special acknowledgement of each of our new Gold Level Sponsors:

First Federal Lakewood – Vice President of Treasury Management & Public Funds Bonny Carroll; and Olmsted Township Branch Manager Thomas Helmick

Ganley Westside Imports – Lease Return Coordinator Morgen Mueller

Ryco Sports – Owners Bob & Laurie Wikle; and Store Manager Mindy Ovelgonne

Southwest General – President & CEO Bill Young

Thank you again to our Gold Level Sponsor for their partnership and support of Olmsted Falls City Schools!


BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES TREASURER’S OCTOBER FORECAST

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Treasurer/CFO Emily Dales

The Olmsted Falls Board of Education approved the district’s latest Five-Year Forecast during their regular monthly meeting held on October 18th. The Five-Year Forecast is a planning tool that is required by the State of Ohio and shows three years of actual financial data, with five years of future projections. All school districts must submit to the Ohio Department of Education a board approved Five-Year Forecast on bi-annually timeline, each October and May.

5YrForecast_CoverGraphicThe Five-Year Forecast is a dynamic budgeting tool that helps our Treasurer’s office plan and demonstrate the district’s effective and efficient annual operations and how we continue to be good stewards of our community’s taxpayer dollar. This tool can also help in determining when the District needs to ask for additional operating dollars. Olmsted Falls City Schools has not gone to the taxpayers for operating dollars since February 2010, which at the time was projected to last three years. Strong fiscal management and planning by the school district has helped stretch these funds nearly nine years.

AR_upperRightAnother interesting item discussed during the review of the forecast was the district’s strategic management of Bond Proceeds. A portion of the Bond proceeds were invested during the early stages of the OFHS construction and renovation project. This allowed the District to earn additional interest dollars which go direct into the construction budget. It was initially estimated that OFCS could earn approximately $250,000 in interest. Thanks to the multiple Federal interest rate hikes the Districts short-term investment plan had generated earnings of more than $400,000 by the end of September.

To review the full Five-Year Forecast Report including the detailed assumptions, Board approved on October 18, 2018, please click HERE.

To view only the current Five-Year Forecast, please click HERE.

As always, if you have any questions about the current Five-Year Forecast or any other aspect of district finances, please contact Treasurer/CFO Ms. Emily Dales at 440.427.6000.


DON’T MISS THE BTC’s PRODUCTION OF ELF, JR.  THIS WEEK – NOV. 8, 9 & 10TH

The Bulldog Theatre Company is excited to present its version of Elf, Jr., a musical version of the popular holiday movie, next week!

The BTC production features a talented cast and crew of 68 middle schoolers who have been busily preparing for the big nights, and looking forward to performing in front of an audience.

Kick off your holiday season with this fantastic and fun musical!  The BTC production of Elf, Jr. is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on the Olmsted Falls Middle School cafetorium stage on the following dates:

Thursday, November 8th

Friday, November 9th

Saturday, November 10th

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LIMITED SEATING-IN-THE-ROUND AVAILABLE FOR OFHS MASQUERS’ “TWELVE ANGRY JURORS” PLAY

The OFHS Masquers will perform “Twelve Angry Jurors” at Olmsted Falls High School.  Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 16th and 2 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17th.

Only 125 tickets are available. Since the auditorium is unavailable, the large study hall room in the academic wing – room 606 – will be transformed into an intimate black-box theater setting with seating in-the-round.  This setting offers actors and the audience a new theatrical experience at Olmsted Falls.

The play takes place in a jury room as the jurors deliberate the fate of a young Latino man accused of murdering his father. “Twelve Angry Jurors” is a classic play originally published in 1954 and is associated with the acclaimed 1957 film starring Henry Fonda as Juror 8.  The original work is titled “Twelve Angry Men,” but when the play is opened to female actors / jurors it is referred to as “Twelve Angry Jurors.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. They may be obtained by calling 440-427-6070.


OFHS PTA APPLEBEE’S FUNDRAISER – THIS WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7TH

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The OFHS PTA would like to invite to its Dine-to-Donate event on Wednesday, November 7th from 11 am to 9 pm at the Great Northern Applebee’s.  Enjoy a nice family night out, no cooking and you will benefit the HS PTA! 
ApplebeesApplebee’s will donate 15% of your check when you present the  flyer to your server.  Please click HERE to download the flyer.
Proceeds from this event help to fund the scholarships presented to OFHS seniors each year.
Thank you for your support!

OFHS PTA TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS – SATURDAY, NOV. 10TH  – IN MEDIA CENTER
Attention ALL Olmsted Falls dancers, singers, comedians, musicians, jugglers, bands and magicians ages kindergarten through grade 12!
Is there another talent you have? Why not share it with the community.
The 32nd Annual Olmsted Falls High School PTA Talent Show AUDITIONS is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 10th in the school’s Media Center.  There is so much talent in the schools and the community is just waiting to see what is in store this year.
Keep watching this weekly blog and posted flyers in your school for more details.  The OFHS PTA Talent Show will be Friday, February 1st, 2019 – so be sure to mark your calendars

For information, please contact Mrs. Knaggs, 440-463-8106, ro msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net or Mrs. Ferrini at 440-427-0894 or claudiaferrini@sbcglobal.net. with questions.

Remember, tryouts are in the school’s Media Center, not the auditorium.

OFHS PTA VARSITY LETTER JACKET – HOLIDAY ORDERING DEADLINE EXTENDED!  ORDER BY NOV. 21ST TO RECEIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

OFHSLetterJacket_PicThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA has extended the ordering deadline for this year’s letter jackets to Wednesday, Nov. 21st.  Orders received by Nov. 21st will arrive in time for Christmas.

Please click HERE for additional information and the order form.

Email any questions to Kristie Patton at pattonkristie95@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support of PTA and programs!


POST PROM NOVEMBER FUNdraisers!

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

November 6th – Ladies Night Out with Entertainment
Join us at Tony K’s from 6:30 – 9:30 PM on November 6, 2018 for a ladies night of entertainment. Tickets are $35 per person and includes a taco bar dinner, snacks, soda and guest reader Laura Lyn. Cash bar is also available. Contact Kelly Atkins (bobcatteach@gmail.com), Lisa Hanna (klhanna@cox.net) or Sara Galaska (sjgalaska@hotmail.com) for tickets.

November 12th – Powder Puff
Come on out and cheer on our senior girls and junior girls as they battle in a Power Puff match at the high school football field on November 12, 2018. This event is always a lot of fun and the girls need your support. There will be concessions, a 50/50 raffle, and even a special halftime performance. Gates open at 6:15 pm. Game time is 7 pm. Tickets are $5 at the gate, or $4 pre-sale at the high school during lunches on Oct. 30th – Nov. 1st.

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 November 14th and/or December 19th at 7pm 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).


OFHS CAREER EXPLORATION DATABASE 

Did You Know?  Olmsted Falls High School has a Career Exploration Database of volunteers willing to help our high school students learn more about a wide variety of career fields.  Launched in 2015, our Career Exploration Database provides a listing of organizations and companies in the surrounding region that are willing to provide our high school and middle school students with experiences that might include: discussing careers, job shadowing, internship or externship opportunities, and so on. We currently have a list of more than 100 parents and local community members in our Career Exploration Database and it has become a highly valuable resource to our students.

student successEnsuring that all of our students leave Olmsted Falls Schools with identified career pathways to their future success is a priority for our District. An important component of the Strategic Plan as it relates to Student Success is providing a variety of opportunities for students to explore their potential career interests in a real world setting. Having a network of opportunities available for our students to plug into will be a valuable part of helping them to identify pathways for their future.

CP_leftWe are currently seeking to further expand this database across all career fields to ensure that we have resources available for whatever area our students are interested in exploring. We are especially in need of volunteers from the following fields: architecture, banking, communications, environmental science, marketing and medical physicians.

If you or someone you know is interested in adding your name and area of expertise to our growing database, please click HERE to provide your information online for our Career Exploration Database.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, you can also contact OFHS College & Career Counselor Aimee Caldrone at 427-6100.


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?

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To access a flyer with additional information, please click HERE.


DISTRICT 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.


 

HSApp_PhoneGraphicHAVE YOU DOWNLOADED THE NEW OFHS MOBILE APP?

Stay in touch with OFHS while on the go with the new OFHS Mobile App, which can be downloaded for free via either the App Store or Google Play.

The new app features:  news, notifications, calendars, athletics, staff and parent resources.

To access the links to download to your mobile device, please click HERE.


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




VOTE AND BUY GOODIES ON ELECTION DAY

Local Girl Scout Troop 71477 will have its annual Bake Sale on Election Day – this Tuesday – at Falls-Lenox Primary School. The sale will run from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Many baked goods will be available as well as boxed lunches to take on the go.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR – SANTA’S SECRET SHOP – DECEMBER 1st

It’s not too early to plan having your children attend this year’s Santa’s Secret Shop set for Saturday, December 1st, at Falls-Lenox Primary School. 

The event, which lets kids shop for holiday gifts for family and friends with the help of “elves,”  runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A holiday raffle will occur during that time, with such items as a new Xbox One X game system, as well as crafts, photo booth and food for purchase. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit the Olmsted Falls Cub Scout Pack 102.


CREATE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE WITH YOUR  FAMILY

Local Girl Scout Troop 71477 will sponsor a fundraiser at the Olmsted Community Center 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.  The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


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.



 

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OFCS Update – October 12, 2018

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OFCS RELEASES NEW BALANCED SCORECARDS

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Olmsted Falls City School District is excited to share our new Balanced Scorecards, which have been created locally to report out to our school community information about how we are working to inspire and empower our students each and every day.

These Balanced Scorecards provide information and evidence under the four key components of our district’s Strategic Plan: Student Success; Aligned Resources; Technology Enabled and Community Partnerships.

A Balanced Scorecard has been created for each individual school building as well as for the district as a whole.  Each scorecard also has a companion Infographic Guide providing deeper descriptions of each component of information being reported on.

We invite you to click on any or all of the links below to explore our new Scorecards:

Olmsted Falls City School District Balanced Scorecard

Olmsted Falls High School Balance Scorecard

Olmsted Falls Middle School Balanced Scorecard

Olmsted Falls Intermediate School Balanced Scorecard

Falls-Lenox Primary School Balanced Scorecard

Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center Balanced Scorecard

Please contact any of our buildings, or Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd at 427-6000 or jlloyd@ofcs.net, with any questions.


NEW STADIUM SCOREBOARD RESULT OF NEW CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

ScoreBoard1Olmsted Falls City School District is excited to announce the successful launch of a new digital marketing initiative that includes a new scoreboard in the stadium, a large video board in the high school’s main gym and video displays in and outside the high school auditorium. This new equipment makes possible the creation of a new alternative revenue stream for the school district and a new way to connect and partner with regional businesses and organizations.

Leading the way as Gold Level Corporate Sponsors are First Federal Lakewood, Ganley Westside Imports Subaru, Ryco Sports and Southwest General. The Olmsted Falls School District is sincerely grateful to each of our new Gold Sponsors and looks forward to publicly thanking them at the final home game of the season on Friday, October 19th. Each Gold Sponsor is featured on the new scoreboard with permanent signage and also featured in other promotional opportunities.

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The new stadium scoreboard was installed just ahead of the September 28th varsity home game and had a successful trial run that evening. We look forward to seeing it in operation again at the Homecoming game against Midview Friday night, October 12th, and at the final regular season home game on Friday, October 19th. Thank you again to our inaugural Gold Sponsors for making this new initiative become a reality so quickly!

AR_upperRightThere are additional digital marketing opportunities for sponsorships at the Blue and White levels. Olmsted Falls City School District looks forward to continuing to grow this new initiative which is a win-win for our students and our sponsorship partners. OFCS joins a growing number of school systems pursuing outside-the-box programs to generate new revenue streams. Once fully implemented, the new digital marketing program will generate additional financial resources that can be spread across programs that represent the district’s core business of academics, arts and athletics.

Anyone interested in learning more about the district’s new digital marketing initiative is encouraged to contact Olmsted Falls Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd at 440.427.6000 or by email at jlloyd@ofcs.net.



IT’S HOMECOMING WEEKEND IN BULLDOG COUNTRY!

Here is a list of events for this weekend’s Homecoming for students and the community:

  • Bulldog helmutCome cheer on your Bulldogs @ the varsity football game tonight – October 12th – as they host Midview! Arrive early to enjoy Homecoming festivities – including the crowning of the Homecoming King & Queen! The 2018 Homecoming Cermemony will begin at 6:40 p.m. with the kick off at approx. 7 p.m. 
  • The OFHS Homecoming dance will take place from 7:30pm-10:30pm at Olmsted Falls Middle School tomorrow – Saturday, October 13. The theme this year is “Out of This World.”
  • The entire community is invited to attend the FREE Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Homecoming Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, October 14th in the OFHS cafeteria.

Welcome back to all of our returning Bulldog alumni! 

Happy Homecoming Weekend to all! 

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Let’s GO Bulldogs!!!



DISTRICT HOSTING DYSLEXIA SIMULATION EVENT OCT. 29TH – OPEN TO COMMUNITY

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The Helping Hands organization from Olmsted Falls City Schools will be hosting the Northern Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (NOBIDA) on Monday, October 29th for a special Dyslexia Simulation event.

How does it feel to be an individual with dyslexia? Through a series of simulations, participants will experience the challenges individuals with dyslexia confront when performing language-related tasks. This hands-on workshop is designed to improve understanding and encourage the use of effective teaching techniques and accommodations.

The event will begin sharply at 6 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. The location is the Olmsted Falls Middle School located at 27045 Bagley Road. All staff and residents of Olmsted Falls are free and all other participants from surrounding communities are kindly asked to provide a $5.00 donation to NOBIDA. The event is open to 80 participants so we ask for RSVPs to help monitor the number of participants.  To RSVP, please click HERE.

If we exceed the 80 person capacity, we will create a wait list. The event is recommended for students ages 12+, parents and educators. If you have any questions, please contact Christen Brabenec, Helping Hands Coordinator, at cbrabenec@ofcs.net or Shannon Goss, Director of Student Services at sgoss@ofcs.net.

We hope you will consider joining us for this special event:

Dyslexia Simulation Event
Monday, October 29, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Olmsted Falls Middle School
(in the Cafetorium)
27045 Bagley Road

Please CLICK HERE to RSVP

For more information about NOBIDA, please visit https://noh.dyslexiaida.org/what-we-do/events/.


DID YOU KNOW?  OCTOBER IS NATIONAL DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH

A group of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students participated in a special research project to help people learn more about dyslexia.  Two teams of students from Mrs. Hawk’s and Mrs. McGhee’s classes spent time researching public figures with dyslexia and then shared those stories in videos that can be viewed on the OFIS website. 

Learn more about Dr. Toby Cosgrove, actor Orlando Bloom, director Steven Spielberg and musician John Lennon by clicking HERE to view the student video projects.

Kudos and thank you to all of the participating students for sharing this information!



RALLYBALL TENNIS PROGRAM GETS UNDERWAY TODAY: LEARN TO PLAY TENNIS IN A FUN & EASY WAY

Rallyball tennis is open to boys and girls to enjoy and learn tennis from the start. There is no serving involved in this activity.

The friendly competition runs Fridays from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at the OFHS tennis courts. Laura Graham, the OFHS head tennis coach and USPTA tennis professional, will run the program. All will learn the game of tennis during this fun league.

To view a flyer and registration form, click HERE.


OFHS HOSTING FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT FOR JRS. & SRS. – THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

financial-aidParents of OFHS junior and seniors are encouraged to attend the annual OFHS Financial Aid Information Night presented by our outstanding team of school counselors.  This informative session will take place THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th at 7:00 PM in the new OFHS cafeteria.

Important information about FAFSA as well as scholarships will be discussed.  We hope to see you there!



ATTN: OFHS SWIMMERS – MANDATORY PARENT/SWIMMER MEETING OCT. 16TH; FIRST PRACTICE OCT. 26TH

swim raceThe first day of swim practice for Olmsted Falls High School is on October 26th. To adequately prepare for the season, there will be a mandatory parent and swimmer meeting this Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30-7: 30 pm in the High School Cafeteria. At this meeting, the program will discuss practice times, the schedule, swimmer expectations, and visit samples of the new team suit. Head Coach Dan Lisy will be able to answer any questions at this time as well.

Doing the fitting for the new suit is Aquatic Outfitters. The company will be set up in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm to sell goggles, caps, practice suits, and any other equipment our competitors might need. These are all optional purchases.

For any questions, please contact Head Coach Dan Lisy at dlisy@ofcs.net


OFIS PTA BREAKFAST BUDDIES:  IT’S DONUT TIME – OCTOBER 17th…RSVP BY THIS MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

DonutsWithDadOFIS PTA would like to invite Dad, Grandpa or another important guy in your child’s life to spend some quality time with your child at school.

Join us for coffee & donuts with your favorite Breakfast Buddy!

**This is a PTA “Members Only” event and a benefit of joining PTA**

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If you have not joined, it’s not too late. Save time at the door by signing up now.
Just go to: https://olmsted-falls-intermediate-school-ofis-pta.cheddarup.com.  If you have questions, please contact Membership at: angieair@yahoo.com or Lsham76@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, October 17th

7:00 am-8:00 am

OFIS Cafeteria

To RSVP for this event, click HERE to download form.

RSVP Deadline: Monday, October 15th.


CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL “#OFBULLDOGSFIRSTDAY” PHOTO GALLERY

IMG_3506Thank you to all who shared their first day of schools photos via Twitter with @OFCSDistrict. It was great fun seeing all the smiling faces ready for school!  One photo even showed a rainbow in the sky over Falls-Lenox that morning!

To view our gallery of first day photos, please click HERE.

Would you like your first day pics added to our gallery? It’s not too late! Simply Tweet your first day photos to @OFCSDistrict and include #OFBulldogsFirstDay.


CONGRATULATIONS TO FOUR OFHS STUDENTS RECOGNIZED IN THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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National Merit Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to Daniel Fidler and Benjamin Meredyk (pictured at right) who are National Merit Semi-Finalists this year. Daniel and Benjamin will continue on in the competition and have the chance to become finalists and win scholarships. 

Congratulations also to Rachel Drobnak and Sofie Iwamasa (pictured below) who were named National Merit Commended Students this year.  

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The National Merit Scholarship Program is a national program that provides scholarship dollars to students who participate in the National Merit (PSAT 11) qualifying test. There are about 16,000 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which represents less than one percent of high school seniors. Semifinalists qualify through their PSAT scores.  After the preliminary testing process, students submit applications detailing their academic record and extra-curriculars. They also submit essays, obtain a recommendation from a school official and have qualifying SAT scores.

About 15,000 are expected to advance to finalist status. Finalists have the opportunity to win one of about 7,500 scholarships, which total about $31 million. Finalists will be notified in February and scholarships announced beginning in April.  Congratulations again to these outstanding OFHS students for this national recognition!


OFCS PARTNERS WITH LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO FORM SOUTHWEST REGIONAL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Dr. Lloyd addresses new Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council

Dr. Lloyd addresses new Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council

Olmsted Falls City School District has partnered with Berea City Schools, Fairview Park City Schools, North Olmsted City Schools, Strongsville City Schools and Polaris Career Center to form the Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council. The new partnership includes representatives from each school district and Polaris Career Center as well as a broad cross-section of regional business and higher education leaders.

The new advisory council will meet quarterly and collaboratively to exchange ideas and explore best practices in preparing students for the world beyond high school.

OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd presented information to the group about our district’s strategic planning and Portrait of an Olmsted Falls Graduate work during the Southwest Regional Business Advisory Council’s first meeting, held Friday, October 5th at Polaris Career Center.


OFHS CAREER EXPLORATION DATABASE 

Did You Know?  Olmsted Falls High School has a Career Exploration Database of volunteers willing to help our high school students learn more about a wide variety of career fields.  Launched in 2015, our Career Exploration Database provides a listing of organizations and companies in the surrounding region that are willing to provide our high school and middle school students with experiences that might include: discussing careers, job shadowing, internship or externship opportunities, and so on. We currently have a list of more than 100 parents and local community members in our Career Exploration Database and it has become a highly valuable resource to our students.

student successEnsuring that all of our students leave Olmsted Falls Schools with identified career pathways to their future success is a priority for our District. An important component of the Strategic Plan as it relates to Student Success is providing a variety of opportunities for students to explore their potential career interests in a real world setting. Having a network of opportunities available for our students to plug into will be a valuable part of helping them to identify pathways for their future.

CP_leftWe are currently seeking to further expand this database across all career fields to ensure that we have resources available for whatever area our students are interested in exploring. We are especially in need of volunteers from the following fields: architecture, banking, communications, environmental science, marketing and medical physicians.

If you or someone you know is interested in adding your name and area of expertise to our growing database, please click HERE to provide your information online for our Career Exploration Database.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, you can also contact OFHS College & Career Counselor Aimee Caldrone at 427-6100.


HSApp_PhoneGraphicOFHS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP!

Stay in touch with OFHS while on the go with the new OFHS Mobile App, which can be downloaded for free via either the App Store or Google Play. 

The new app features:  news, notifications, calendars, athletics, staff and parent resources.

To access the links to download to your mobile device, please click HERE.



ANNUAL GOLDEN GRADS LUNCHEON

More than 160 OFHS alumni gathered together for the annual Olmsted Falls Alumni Association Golden Grads Luncheon on Thursday, October 4th. Guests enjoyed visiting with former classmates and exploring displays of class photos and memorabilia.

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Pictured at right are Gertrude Wiegand Holzworth and Margaret Shroka Benser – both from the Class of 1944 – received this year’s Goldenest Grad honor!  

What a fantastic tradition this annual event is in the Bulldog school community! 

Many guests travel from out of town and even out of state to attend this special event each year!

Once a Bulldog, Always A Bulldog!


GIRL POWER! OFMS TEAM PARTICIPATES IN ENERGY BIKE PROJECT

student successFour 7th grade girls from Olmsted Falls Middle School joined students from two other Northeast Ohio middle schools this summer to participate in the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) Energy Bike Project: Activating and Energizing Girls in Science. the group included students Makena Chapman, Michelle Nickel, Emily Jones and Sofia Faust – led by OFMS Project Lead the Way teacher Stacey Wisniewski.  These awesome students spent two days building a working energy bike that was then donated to the school to use in energy science curricula!  

Featured in the photo: (from left to right) Stacey Wisniewski, Makena Chapman, Michelle Nickel, Emily Jones, Sofia Faust and Mary Ripley, NOPEC’s Communication Manager.

Pictured From Left to Right: Stacey Wisniewski, Makena Chapman, Michelle Nickel, Emily Jones, Sofia Faust and Mary Ripley, NOPEC’s Communication Manager.

The group will be presenting about their experience at next week’s Olmsted Falls Board of Education meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 18th @ 7:00 p.m. in the OFHS media center. Come out and learn more from this impressive team!


WELCOME NEW BULLDOG TEACHERS!

Please join us in welcoming our newest Bulldog teachers to the buildings!

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Front Row (L to R):  Taylor Manway (ECC Intervention Specialist), Jennifer Hanna (ECC Intervention Specialist), Charlie Wyraz (ECC Intervention Specialist), Alexa Davey (ECC Intervention Specialist), Melissa Cirilo (OFMS Tutor), and Katie Karpinski (OFMS 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher).

Middle Row (L to R):  Aaron Jonhenry (Falls-Lenox Tutor), Maria Bertoncin (Falls-Lenox Tutor), Sarah Jansen (Falls-Lenox 3rd Grade Teacher), Jamie Daugherty (Falls-Lenox 3rd Grade Teacher), Alexandra Flanigan (OFHS Science Teacher), and Kourtney Ellis (OFMS 7th Grade Science & Language Arts).

Back Row (L to R): Andrew Crnobrnja (OFHS Science Teacher), Patty Voisinet (OFHS Math Teacher), Megan Kay (Falls-Lenox 1st Grade Teacher), Ivette Davis (OFCS Technology Integration Specialist), Elizabeth Ankrom (OFIS Intervention Specialist), Bridgette Garcia (OFMS Intervention Specialist – Moderate Intensive), and Matthew Deibel (OFHS Art Teacher)


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OLMSTED FALLS KIWANIS HOST NEW TEACHERS FOR DINNER

In a long-standing tradition, Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club hosted new OFCS teachers for dinner at their September meeting. This is always a wonderful opportunity to introduce our newest Bulldog staff members in the community.  

We appreciate the hospitality so graciously provided by the Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club each year, and their ongoing support of Olmsted Falls Schools!


BULLDOG STAFF HONORED FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE

Olmsted Falls City Schools recognized staff members for their years of service to the district and community at the annual opening day staff meeting to kick-off the 2018-2019 school year.  Please join us in recognizing the employees listed below who achieved the 10, 15, 20 and 25 year mark as “Bulldogs! Thanks to all for their contributions to the District’s success over the years. Honorees are listed alphabetically.

25YearsofService25 Year Bulldogs (listed alphabetically):  Christina Christensen, Tami Doyle, Kelly Dye, Frances Grega, Larry Hamilton, Jan Holecko, Nancy Hunt, Jane Kossin, Cynthia Rodgers, Lidia Soto & Anne Statz.

20YearsofService20 Year Bulldogs (listed alphabetically): Joyce Bigley, Tracy Blake, Deborah Campanalie, Cheryl Crozier, Kathryn Genemans, Roberta Gonzalez, Gloria Mechling, Diane Norris, Joy Rathwell & Paula Schiely.

15YearsofService15 Year Bulldogs (listed alphabetically): Kevin Baker, Lisa Barrett, Jessica Caraballo, Jennifer Cieker, Laura Connelly, Kelly Gareau, Erica Jama, Laura Kennedy, Verna Kovacevic, James Kwilecki, Casey Lehmann, Charles May, Holly McFadden, Sarah Mueller, Tanya Netschke, John Novotny, Lisa Rahas, Carrie Schaefer, Michelle Schoenhofer, Marlene Slagle, Don Svec, Sandra Tatro & Robin Tenerowicz.

10YearsofService10 Year Bulldogs (listed alphabetically):  Cassandra DeLuca, Kathryn Duray, Kelly Fissel, Shannon Goss, Janet Gregg, Christine Harder, Mary Hechko, Danielle Holzworth, Denise Patay, Sarah Raines & Sierra Swanson.


DISTRICT 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.


FL/ECC PTA STUDENT 2018-2019 DIRECTORIES NOW BEING COMPILED

CP_leftAs a service of the Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA, we are compiling the annual Student Directories! As in years past, we will post the directory on the Falls-Lenox and ECC building websites. The documents will be password protected. When the directories are ready and available online, we will provide you with instructions on how to access them. The information will be provided for use by the students and parents of the individual schools and may not be used for solicitation. If you wish for you and your child(ren) to be included, please complete the online form no later than November 1st.

Please complete any/all of the information that you wish to include. For example, if you wish only to have your address printed without a phone number, do not list your phone number. Only the information provided below will be included.

PLEASE COMPLETE ONLY ONE FORM PER FAMILY WITH STUDENTS AT FALLS-LENOX AND THE ECC!

To access the form and provide your information for the directory, please click HERE.


HAVE YOU JOINED YOUR SCHOOL’S PTA YET?

 

PTADid you know that all five Olmsted Falls PTA units are now accepting membership payments online?  If you haven’t had an opportunity to join yet, please click on the appropriate link below to process your 2018-2019 membership today.  It’s easy and convenient for you to become part of our outstanding PTAs  – join online today!

OFHS PTA Membership Link

OFMS PTA Membership Link

OFIS PTA Membership Link

FALLS-LENOX/ECC PTA Membership Link

OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD PTA Membership Link


ANNUAL PTA ACTIVITIES CALENDARS ARE HERE!

The annual PTA Activities Calendars were distributed to all OFCS families last week.  Each family should have received one copy of the calendar; it is sent home with the youngest child in each household.

If you did not receive your calendar, please contact the office at your youngest child’s building and staff will be happy to send one home.

PTA thanks the school community for the calendar donations that can be returned to the office. All donations go toward the annual PTA Council scholarship fund for graduating seniors each year.


 

Olmsted_Falls_MusicOLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S LATEST NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Catch up on the latest music news from throughout the district in the latest issue of Musical Notes. Check out the September & October issues today!

To view the newsletter, click HERE.


OFHS BAND PLAYS AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ‘THE SHOE’ STADIUM

The Olmsted Falls High School marching band was one of several who played at the Buckeye Invitational recently at the Ohio State University football stadium.

The weather was great – and so was the band, which played Fanfare & Entrance, Eleanor Rigby, White Rabbit, I Can See for Miles and Across the Field.

Here are links to watch the outstanding performance.

Entire performance:   https://youtu.be/dFij33SEYJs    

Fanfare and Entrance: https://youtu.be/6JZL_8u5mdE 

Eleanor Rigby: https://youtu.be/3t1Q7vgaBjk  

White Rabbit: https://youtu.be/PHKIl5e1GZM  

I can see for miles: https://youtu.be/jvw845hPP2g   

Across the Field: https://youtu.be/YMaunGPIIUM  


 

OFHS PTA NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR VARSITY LETTER JACKETS – ORDER BY NOV. 1ST TO RECEIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

bulldog-mug-graphicThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA would like to share this year’s letter jacket order form with our Bulldog Families.

Please click HERE for the link to the order form.

Email any questions to Kristie Patton at pattonkristie95@gmail.com.

Thank you for your continued support of PTA and programs!


CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT AND DINNER ON OCTOBER 20th JOINTLY HOSTED BY OFAB & POST PROM

All are invited to participate in a Cornhole Tournament and Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, October 20th at the Irish American Club that will benefit the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters and the Post Prom Committee.

Join the fun by registering as a single or 2-person team in the cornhole tournament that will have cash prizes for first and second place.  Enjoy a steak or chicken dinner, including pop, water, sides and dessert. Also enjoy the free entertainment, including a DJ and dancing and a cash bar that is available.

Use the link by clicking HERE, which will navigate you to the fundraiser page of the Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters website, to register for the cornhole tournament and/or purchase dinner. Purchases are mutually exclusive and all details are listed on the OFAB website.


SAVE THE DATE:  PTA COUNCIL VENDOR BINGO NIGHT – OCTOBER 29TH

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The Olmsted Falls PTA Council is having a Vendor Bingo Night to raise money for the council and high school scholarships.

Come on out and play Bingo, win some awesome prizes, and get some holiday shopping done from the awesome vendors!

What:  Olmsted Falls PTA Council Vendor Bingo Night
Where:  Grindstone Tap House (826 Front St. in Berea)
When:  Monday, October 29th @ 6 p.m.

$10 gets you 10 bingo cards – or get your presale ticket and get an additional 2 free bingo cards!!  Contact Linda Parkowski for details and tickets at JLparkowski@cox.net or 440-225-8703.


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




DON’T MISS THE ANNUAL KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST – THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH @ OFHS CAFETERIA

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The annual Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club’s Homecoming Pancake Breakfast is this Sunday, October 14th at the newly-renovated OFHS cafeteria.

The breakfast, which is FREE, will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  It includes your choice of pancakes or French toast, sausage, juice, coffee and milk.

Monetary donations will be accepted at the door.


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TRICK & TREATS EVENT – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

Free family event at Hope Community Church.  Come in costume and enjoy fun activities for the whole family.

Sat., October 20th from 1-4 p.m. @ Hope Community Church, 6941 Columbia Road.

All welcome!


OLMSTED TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN FALL FEST OPEN HOUSE SUN., OCT. 21ST

pumpkinOlmsted Township hosts a Halloween Fest on Sunday, October 21st from 1-3 p.m.  There’ll be pumpkins to paint and a costume contest; fire trucks, popcorn, yummy food to eat, apple cider, games and plenty of treats!  Not very scary but a whole lot of fun, see you at the Fire Department starting at 1.

Safety information, painting pumpkins, selfie photo spot, lunch, crafts, activities and more! Costume contest line up is at 2 p.m.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for our food drive to benefit Olmsted’s Christians in Action!  Sponsored by NOPEC.


OLMSTED FALLS SET TO HOST HALLOWEEN EVENTS ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

Fall-O-Ween FlyerCelebrate a “Not So Spooky Olmsted Fall-O-Ween” in beautiful downtown Olmsted Falls on Sunday, October 28th from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Free family fun with Trick-or-Treating, contests, activities, a 

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Halloween Trail through David Fortier Park and more!! Follow the Park and Recreation Board’s Facebook event for more information.

Drop off carved pumpkins at the Charles A. Harding Memorial Covered Bridge (7850 Main Street) on Sunday, October 28th from 1:30 p.m. until


COMMUNITY TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS FOR HALLOWEEN, OCTOBER 31ST:  6 – 8 P.M.

Halloween-Princess-trick-or-treatTrick-or-Treating hours in the Olmsted Community are 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st. 

Be safe and have fun Bulldogs! 



 

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