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OFCS Update – April 2, 2019

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PLEASE JOIN US TONIGHT FOR THE ANNUAL STATE OF THE SCHOOLS & OFHS COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE EVENT
Olmsted Falls City Schools
State of the Schools Address
&
OFHS Community Open House
Tuesday, April 2nd
6:30 p.m.
at
Olmsted Falls High School

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 6:30 p.m all Olmsted Falls City School District residents are invited to attend the annual State of the Schools event to hear what is occurring in the district directly from top leadership. The event will take place at Olmsted Falls High School and will be immediately followed by a special opportunity for residents to tour the newly expanded, newly renovated Olmsted Falls High School.  Student-led tours and light refreshments are planned!  

Please be sure to mark your calendar and join community members from across the district for this unique community engagement opportunity. 

We hope to see you there!


OFCS RECEIVES NATIONAL BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION AWARD FOR 13TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

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OFCS is proud to announce that our district has just been awarded the 2019 Best Communities for Music Education designation presented by The NAMM Foundation!  This is the 13th consecutive year Olmsted Falls City School District has received this prestigious national recognition!

To view the official press release and see the complete list of 2018 BCME districts, please click HERE.  

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OFCS LAUNCHES SAFE SCHOOL HELPLINEⓇ

The safety and well-being of our students and staff continues to be a top priority of Olmsted Falls City Schools. Olmsted Falls School District has just added a new communication feature designed to assist parents and their students in reporting any concerns.

Olmsted Falls City School District will now be utilizing an anonymous reporting system called Safe School HelplineⓇ. Effective immediately, parents and students can use the Safe School HelplineⓇ to report threats of violence, bullying, drugs/alcohol, theft, weapons, student depression and/or thoughts of suicide. The Safe School Helpline® also includes access to a Counseling and Crisis Center staffed 24/7 with trained crisis intervention counselors that can serve as a direct resource for students seeking assistance for themselves or others.

All reporting is anonymous, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Last week, each Bulldog family received a detailed Safe School Helpline® brochure along with a magnet featuring the voice and text phone numbers for this new service as well as the web address for reporting concerns. Additionally, there is also a free mobile app available for those who are interested.

How Does It Work? Simply call from a touch-tone phone to 1-800-4-1-VOICE (418-6423),ext. 359 to leave your information. Or text 66746 then type TIPS. Your message will not be traced, and you will not be identified. The Safe School Helpline® team will transcribe and forward your message to school officials, so appropriate follow-up action can be taken.

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In addition to providing information on this new program directly to parents, Olmsted Falls City Schools will also be developing age-appropriate methods to build awareness with students about the availability of this important new safety and wellness resource. Posters in school buildings, student announcements, classroom lessons by counselors, and inclusion in annual handbook assemblies at start of each year are just a few examples. Student awareness efforts will vary by building.

If you have any questions about the Safe School Helpline®, please call your school principal.  Thank you for your continued support of Olmsted Falls City Schools.


THREE BULLDOG STUDENT PROJECTS RECEIVE FUNDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION AT OFHS

student successFive OFHS students recently participated in the Health and Wellness AdCap Challenge at Case Western Reserve University.

They were Laney Ventimiglia, Tyler Urban, Aiden Martinez, Brad Connor and Colleen Thiel.

The students created and presented a 60-second “pitch” dedicated toward improving some aspect of health or wellness at OFHS. Two of their projects received funding!

“Clean Hands, Clean Life,” which Laney presented and “Falls Farm Field Trips,” which Tyler and Aiden pitched, each won a $1,000 prize. The prize money will be used to fund and implement their ideas into OFHS next year.

Congratulations to these students of OFHS teacher Brigid Radigan.


OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOL BOARD HONORS WINTER ATHLETES

student successThe Olmsted Falls School Board and Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd welcomed several student-athletes at the March 21st board meeting who participated in winter sports. 

Congratulations to our Hockey and Wrestling 1st Team All-Southwestern Conference Student-Athletes. 1st Team All SWC Hockey and Honorable Mention All Ohio: Dominic Conte; 1st Team All SWC, Sectional Champion, and OHSAA Qualifier Caiden Fetterman are pictured at right in the photo along with Board of Education President  Mrs. Holly Neumann and Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd

Congratulations to the OFHS Scholar Athletes from the Winter 2018–20019 season. Pictured here are Board President Mrs. Holly Neumann; Travis Green, Boys Bowling; Jamie Bridle, Girls Bowling; Naomi Goldman, Gymnastics;  Jacob Kerkay, Hockey; Haley Taylor, Girls Swimming; Masen Collins, Boys Swimming, Connor Atkins, Wrestling; Elyse Walker, Cheerleading;; and Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd.

The 2018 – 2019 Boys Bowling Team won the Northeast Division I District Championship. The team captured the championship on Sunday, February 24th at Roseland Lanes. The team went on to compete in the OHSAA Divison I Tournament on March 9th at Wayne Webb Columbus Bowl Lanes in Columbus, OH where the team finished in 7th place overall. Pictured here are Board President Mrs. Holly Neumann; Assistant Coach Andrew Oltmanns; Jerrod Green, Keegan Skoczen, Adam Puszak, Travis Green, and Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd. Not pictured Head Coach Chad Kuchenmeister, Scott McKee, Logan Sharp, Kyle Kollm and Christopher Burkhart.

The 2018 – 2019 championship Southwestern Conference Gymnastics Team was presented with the first-ever Gymnastics banner that will be placed in the Olmsted Falls High School main gym. The team captured the SWC title on February 10th at the North Olmsted Recreation Center against a full field of conference teams. Pictured here are Annie Gutschow, Sophia Krumroy, Abby Schwecke, Hannah Prante, Morgan Ciolek, Abbie LaRosa, Naomi Goldman, Colleen Thiel, Mara Deselich, Megan Poore, Erin Hoffman.  Not pictured: Lindsey LaPinta, Anaisa Comerford, and Taylor Schuette.

Congratulations to these fine Bulldog student athletes! The OFHS girls and boys varisty basketball teams will be recognized at the upcoming April and May Board of Education meetings respectively. 


FOUR OFHS ART STUDENTS SHINE IN THIS YEAR’S GOVERNOR’S ART EXHIBITION COMPETITION

student successEvery year OFHS art students enter pieces into the Ohio Governors Youth Art Exhibition competition. The process of pieces that enter into this showing begins at the regional level. Thousands of art pieces are submitted.  

This year four OFHS students advanced from the regional level to state-level competition.

They are Jamie Bridle for “Moonlit Martyrdom;” Emily Kasl, “Best Friends;” Biana Sophia, “Happy Hour” and Chloe Thach, “Dancing with the Sunlight.”

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Moonlit by Jamie Bridle

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Dancing with the Sunlight by Chloe Thach

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Happy Hour by Briana Sophia

Best Friends by Emily Kasl

Best Friends by Emily Kasl

 

Chloe’s piece, “Dancing with the Sunlight” (pictured above) was selected to be exhibited in Columbus.

The exhibition opens at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in April and closes at the end of May.

Congratulations to all of these talented Bulldog artists and all who entered their artwork!

To read more about this competition, click HERE.


IMPRESSIVE! OFMS STUDENT 7TH IN STATE GEOOGRAPHY BEE!

student successimage1Congratulations to 8th grader, David Vidovich, on placing 7th in the final round of the Ohio Geography Bee. David completed the preliminary round with a perfect score to qualify him for the final competition.

He represented OFMS with dignity and professionalism. We are so proud of David and his impressive performance! Well done!

The State Geography Bee was held last Friday, March 29th.


DENISE DUFALA KICKS OFF FALLS-LENOX RIGHT TO READ WEEK

CP_leftDenise Dufala, the former Cleveland news anchor, spoke to students about her new book, Bomba the Brave.

The book is about a brave young bunny who loves to jump and sing the hopscotch song. On the first day of school, Bomba discovers he needs glasses. When a classmate makes fun of him, it’s Tess to the rescue!  The bunnies learn to be kind, to be an upstander and to stick together. The students enjoyed singing along and listening to the story as they learned these valuable lessons.

student successThe assembly was part of the school’s month-long guidance theme of Kindness and followed up classroom lessons at which each student made a pledge to treat others the way they would want to be treated.

Special thanks to the PTA for securing resources for the classroom lessons as well as providing us with the very special visit from Mrs. Dufala!


HOW DOES A MOMENT LAST FOREVER?   COME SEE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST @ OFHS – APRIL 12th & 13th

Olmsted Falls High School Masquers is proud to present BEAUTY AND  THE BEAST! Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday 12th and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13th. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.

Call 440-427-6070 to reserve your tickets.  We expect sell-out shows, so please reserve your tickets soon!


INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR SHOULD REGISTER NOW!

KindergartenWelcome new kindergartners….kindergarten registration continues to occur. Please let any families you may know who will have a kindergarten age student next year that NOW is the time to register.

The first step to enrolling a new kindergartener is completing the online registration.  Please click HERE to access the link.

We look forward to welcoming a new class of Itty Bitty Bulldogs in the upcoming 2019-2019 school year!



A BIG THANK YOU!

thankyouOlmsted Falls Intermediate School had another successful Scholastic Book Fair this year.

Thank you to everyone who supported the fair.  Our book fair provided 169,799 reading minutes and over 943 books.

What a wonderful gift our students received from your generosity – the gift of reading!


ECC THANKS ALL WHO BOUGHT ITEMS AND VOLUNTEERED AT ITS BOOK SALE

A big “Thank You!” to all who attended the Early Childhood Center Book Fair. We sold over 728 books during this year’s fair, which provided about 131,099 reading minutes. We had many of our Itty Bitty Bulldogs in attendance at our family night. What a great way for parents to encourage literacy and help their children to become lifelong readers!

 

 

A special thanks to the Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA volunteers, Janelle Prada, Traci Lambert, Michelle Saluja, Michelle Allenbaugh, Daniel Munich, Melissa Eckenrode, Denise Rizer, Dawn Pettry, Jen and Anna Prugar, Deepa Rao and Debbie Lackey.  Without the help from all these wonderful volunteers, the Book Fair would not have been such a success!!


CONGRESSMAN OFFERS MILITARY ACADEMY INFORMATION – THIS SATURDAY – APRIL 6TH

Congressman Anthony Gonzalez will host a Military Service Academy Information Session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6th. It will be held at Green High School, Senior Commons, 1474 Boettler Road in Uniontown. The session will offer information about the service academy nomination process and tips on presenting the strongest application possible. It is open to everyone within Ohio’s 16th District.

RSVP to bryan.bowman@mail.house.gov. For more details, call 330-599-7037.

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


CHECK OUT OFMS SPRING BOOK FAIR – COMING APRIL 8 

The Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center will host a Scholastic Spring Book Fair.

The fair will run April 8th to April 17th. It will be stocked with new and exciting books for everyone! Students will have the opportunity to shop during their scheduled library time and during Star.

Come and find some new reading for the upcoming Spring Break!


OFHS OFFERS VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS AT VARIOUS AGE LEVELS

Olmsted Falls High School volleyball coaches and players will help younger enthusiasts enhance skills and learn to enjoy the game of volleyball.

Junior Netters is a volleyball program for girls and boys in grades 2-6. The program will begin in September for five Mondays. Register by April 15 and the fee is $50. That will increase to $55 after April 15. To view a more detailed flyer, click HERE.

A Mini Skills Clinic for grades 1-6 is August 5-7 at the high school.  Again, register by April 15 and the cost is $45; after April 15, $50. To learn more details, click HERE.

The Olmsted Falls High School Youth Volleyball Camp is for grades 1-6.  It will run from 5-7 p.m. May 28-31. The cost is $55 by April 15 and $60 after April 15. The camp is for players who live in Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township or in the Olmsted Falls School District. To view a flyer, click HERE.

The three volleyball programs will be at OFHS.  Registration is available online at olmstedcc.com.


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS FREE HOMEWORK HELP

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

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.


mCORE TO PROVIDE CARDIAC SCREEN OPPORTUNITY FOR OFHS STUDENTS

PREVENTATIVE HEART SCREENINGS

We would like to share information on an excellent opportunity that has been made available to our students at Olmsted Falls High School.  We are partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our students for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).  mCORE partners with schools, hospitals, and foundations to provide convenient and dependable heart screenings.

SCA is the #1 Killer of Student-Athletes Each Year, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this.

The time requirement is approximately 10-12 minutes per student and each student will be receiving both an EKG and Echo screening.  You may use your healthcare spending account or flex care spending account for payment.

All mCORE screenings are performed by registered cardiac sonographers and results are read by mCORE medical director and our team of pediatric cardiologists.  (Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part).

Learn more about mCORE and Preventative Heart Screenings at www.mcoreathletes.com

Olmsted Falls High School Heart Screening
mCORE Screening Location will be in the High School Training/Locker Rooms
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
When: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Cost: $79

To reserve your screening time please click HERE, then click “Schedule Screening” and choose Olmsted Falls High School.

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Thank you for considering this service opportunity for our students.


CHECK OUT THE NEW ECC “PAWS TO BE KIND” SPIRITWEAR 

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Available in youth and adult sizes, Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center has just launched its ECC “Paws to Be Kind” spiritwear fundraiser.

Click HERE to visit the ECC Spiritwear store at Ryco Sports and view available styles.

When ordering online select “Ship to ECC” or “Pickup at Local Store” options.

Questions?  Contact Renee Russell at rrussell@ofcs.net

And don’t forget to “Paws to Be Kind!”


OLMSTED FALLS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS NIGHT AT THE RACES IS THIS SATURDAY – APRIL 6

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



CLASS OF 2019 POST PROM UPDATES– GIFT CARDS DROP OFF & DINE AT CHIPOTLE

The Post Prom Committee is collecting gift card(s) that range from $15-$25 to be used as gifts for our seniors during Post Prom. If you, or someone you know, would like to make a gift card donation, click on the link HERE for details. Thank you in advance for all your donations!

Come into Chipotle in North Ridgeville on Saturday, May 4th, between 4 – 8 p.m. Bring in the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make certain that 33 percent of the proceeds are donated to OFHS Post Prom 2019. Your family will be so excited to have Chipotle for dinner!  To download the flyer, click HERE.

For more information about Post Prom, click HERE.


CLASS OF 2020 POST PROM COMMITTEE GETS UNDERWAY; MEETING SET FOR APRIL 10TH

All Junior Class parents are welcome to join in the planning of our Class of 2020 Post Prom event! We are in the beginning planning phases, and already have a large fundraiser secured! We need all parents to help and contribute. Please follow us on Twitter (@2020postprom), join us on Facebook (OFHS 2020 Post Prom) and join our email distribution list. If you would like to be included in the emails, please send an email with your name to: 2020postprom@gmail.com. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 10, 2019, at 7:00 pm in the High School Health Room.


START SAVING CLOTHING ITEMS FOR THE MAY 11th “FILL THE TRUCK” FUNDRAISER

bulldog over musical noteThe Olmsted Falls Music Association is partnering with Savers to bring Fill the Truck – a donation collection vehicle – to the community. It will be located from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 11th at the Olmsted Falls Middle School’s front parking lot.
Items that may be donated are clothing, shoes, such accessories as purses, scarves, belts, hats, book bags, cloth lunch boxes, linens, curtains, draperies, towels, bedding and fabric. It will NOT accept household items, toys, books or items that are not cloth.


CAMP INVENTION RETURNS TO OLMSTED FALLS THIS SUMMER – SAVE $15 WITH MAY 10 EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE

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, week-long 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 24th 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 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!

 


 

OECPTA OFFERS FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT @ LOCAL COVERED BRIDGE

Have you been wanting new family photos? Join the Olmsted Early Childhood PTA (OECPTA) for a photo shoot fundraiser on May 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charles A. Harding pedestrian covered bridge in downtown Olmsted Falls.

The cost is just $45 for OECPTA members and $55 for non-members and includes four digital images with copyright release. All photos may be purchased for an additional $70 (over $400 value). For complete details and to register, visit: www.TraeDawn.com/pta


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.


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



GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER OFFERS SUMMER DAY CAMPS

The Great Lakes Science Center presents Camp Curiosity Summer Day Camps at several locations in Cleveland and on the west and east sides.  The science-related camps includes fun with robots, LEGOS, experiments, rockets and other equipment. The camps blast off June 3. For more details, go to GreatScience.com/camps.


BASEBALL/SOFTBALL COMMISSION HAS TWO OPEN FIELD POSITIONS

The Olmsted Community Baseball/Softball Commission has openings for a crew chief and a field crew worker for its program this year.

The chief’s position runs from April through July and oversees the fields and their conditions. The pay is $1,000.

The field worker post runs from May through July and physically works on the fields and involved in other activities.  The pay is $3,000.

To view a flyer of the positions, click HERE.


JOIN THE WESTVIEW SWIM TEAM THIS SUMMER – IN-PERSON REGISTRATION THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Are you looking for a fun, recreational activity for your child this summer?  Join the Westview Swim Team.

In-person in-person Registration Event

Sunday, April 7th 5-7 pm

Olmsted Community Center Gym –  8170 Mapleway Drive

Parent representatives will be available to answer questions and provide information about the swim season.  You may register your child, sign-up to volunteer at meets, order swimsuits and spirit wear, and discover what the summer excitement is all about!

For more information, please visit the Westview Shark website by clicking HERE.


OLMSTED FALLS SOCCER ASSOCIATION’S 2019 SPRING REC LEAGUE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for the Olmsted Falls Soccer Association Spring Rec Soccer League. OFSA offers teams for children from preschool all the way through high school.

To register, please visit the Olmsted Falls Soccer Association‘s website at www.olmstedsoccer.com.  Registration will close April 13th.  Late registrations will be considered on a discretionary basis and if there are still available spots. Please like Olmsted Falls Soccer Association on Facebook for frequent updates and news about our league. Any questions? Please contact ofsa.soccer@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you on the fields.


ADAPTIVE LACROSSE RETURNS TO OLMSTED FALLS THIS YEAR

The Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Association is excited to offer adaptive lacrosse once again this year.

Practices will be on Friday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – location TBD in Olmsted Falls. Practices will include a warm up, fundamental skill development and drills.  This program will run in April and May, though start date will be determined by the weather and ability to practice outdoors.

This program is designed for children with special needs in grades 1-8.  There is no cost to sign up. For questions or to register, please contact Jodi DeMarco, joannademarco@yahoo.com.


OLMSTED HOT STOVE BASEBALL STILL SEEKING 3-4 PLAYERS AGES 9-10

OF baseball association flyer pixAlthough players do not have to be evaluated for these travel
teams, the time commitment necessary is higher than that required in community recreational baseball. Hot Stove is not an instructional league. Players should possess a moderate knowledge of baseball rules and whose skills allow them to play at a moderate to high level of competitive baseball.

The season begins around May 1 and ends around mid-July. A typical season consists of 12 to 20 regular season games followed by a year-end league tournament. Teams may also decide to participate in private tournaments. We have great returning coaches and are always looking for more. You can indicate your willingness to volunteer with your child’s sign up online. You can also make any special requests online. Teams may elect to practice during the winter months; however, team rosters are not finalized until all
registrations are received and final team rosters are formulated by the OTBA

Sign-ups have been extended for players age 9-10 as a few spots still remain for this age group.  Register online at – http://www.olmstedcc.com.  Any questions please reach out to jeff.kocmit@olmstedtravelbaseball.com.


OCSL REGISTRATION CONTINUES – LATE FEE NOW IN PROGRESS

ocsl-logoLate registration continues through April 15th 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.

To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at Olmsted Community Center on Mapleway Drive. 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 – March 11, 2019

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COMMUNITY INVITED: PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR TO ATTEND ANNUAL STATE OF THE SCHOOLS & OFHS COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE EVENT APRIL 2ND
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Olmsted Falls City Schools
State of the Schools Address
&
OFHS Community Open House
Tuesday, April 2nd
6:30 p.m.
at
Olmsted Falls High School
On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, all Olmsted Falls City School District residents are invited to attend the annual State of the Schools event to hear about what’s going on in the district directly from top leadership. The event will take place at Olmsted Falls High School and will be immediately followed by a special opportunity for residents to tour the newly expanded, newly renovated Olmsted Falls High School.
Please be sure to mark your calendar and join community members from across the district for this unique community engagement opportunity.  We hope to see you there!

TWO OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS

student successCongratulations to Ben Meredyk and Dan Fidler, who were recently named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They met all the requirements as semifinalists to advance to Finalist standing.

All finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships this year.

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Dan Fidler

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Ben Meredyk

The selection of some 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of more than 15,000 Finalists is now in progress and notification of offers will be made soon to those selected.

These two Bulldog finalists took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year and performed well to be named as Semifinalists. More than 1.6 million students took the test and entered the program. It then identified the 50,000 highest scores, of which 16,000 of those high performers became Semifinalists and continued on by meeting several additional requirements.

We congratulate Dan and Ben and wish them well as they continue through this final level of the National Merit Scholarship Program!


BULLDOG BOYS BASKETBALL PLAY OHSAA REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL GAME THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT – MARCH 13TH @ 7 PM

IMG_6979-300x169student successCongratulations to the Bulldog Boys Basketball on winning the OHSAA Division I Elyria Catholic District Championship on Saturday evening and advancing to the OHSAA Division I Region I – Akron/Toledo Regional Semi-Finals.

The Bulldogs will travel to the University of Akron (James A. Rhodes Arena, 373 Carroll Street, Akron, OH 44325) on Wednesday, March 13th to face Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary at 7:00 pm.  

Please click HERE for additional details and ticket information.

The winner of this Regional Semi-Final game will advance to the Regional Championship game that will be held on Saturday, March 16th at James A. Rhodes Arena (Time: 2 pm but subject to change) vs. the winner of Lima Senior/Toledo Start.

Good Luck Bulldogs!


OFHS VARSITY BOWLING TEAM FINISHES 7TH IN STATE!

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CONGRATULATIONS to the OFHS Varsity Bowling Team on an outstanding season that concluded this weekend in the 7th Place slot in the final tally out of more than 150 Division I Schools!

The team competed this past Saturday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl where they were formally presented with their 1st Place District Trophy (pictured at right)!  

D1P5nrpWoAAGdmTAt the end of Saturday’s competition, Bulldog bowler Travis Green (pictured at far left) was recognized with a spot on the 2nd Team All Ohio with a 669 series score! 

Congratulations to Travis!  And, again, congratulations to the entire OFHS Bulldog Bowling Team on the outstanding achievement of finishing the season 7th in the State!


OFHS BAND GETS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN SOUND EDITING DURING RECENT TRIP TO FLORIDA

The OFHS band was quite busy during their DisneyWorld trip last month.  The band not only performed in the parade at Universal Studios, but the Wind Symphony also had the opportunity to get into a working sound studio and to create a special video project during a hands-on workshop.

The participating students added music, voices and sound effects to a whimsical creation that can be seen by clicking HERE.

To view a photo gallery of students working on the video in Orlando, click HERE.

SS_upper_leftAccording to Mrs. Julie Budd, band director, they played and recorded the music in a real studio setting with the students creating the sound effects. A few Bulldog student actors were chosen to read the lines as well!

“This was a phenomenal learning experience that really showcased some very interesting and important career paths as well. We all learned new skills and had a great time in the workshop,” Julie Budd said. “It was a joy to see our Olmsted Falls students perform in the parade and to watch them participate in this workshop.”

What a wonderful experience for our Bulldog music students to experience!


OFMS IS NAMED A 2018-19 PLTW DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL

Congratulations to our Olmsted Falls Middle School.  It was recognized as a 2018-19 Project Lead The Way Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Gateway. Our school is one of just 148 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK – 12 students and teachers in U. S. schools. Our district and Polaris Career Center partners and collaborates to provide students with dynamic STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – programs through PLTW.

The recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, OFMS had to meet the following criteria:

  • Offer at least one PLTW Gateway unit at each grade level
  • Have at least 50 percent of the student body participating
  • Have 25 percent of students advancing to high school participate in two or more units during their middle school tenure.

student successThrough PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.  PLTW Gateway empowers students to lead their own discovery and uncover a range of paths and possibilities they can look forward to in high school and beyond.

CP_left“It is a great honor to recognize Olmsted Falls Middle School for its commitment to students,” Vince Bertram, president and CEO of PLTW said.  “It is a model for what a school should look like and it should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path students choose.”

Again, congratulations!


AMERICAN LEGION HONORS OFHS STUDENT FOR HIS COMPETITION ADVANCEMENT

The 13th District of the American Legion honored OFHS sophomore Henry “Hank” Long on Sunday, March 3rd.  He was the top finisher in the district’s administration of the American Legion’s Americanism & Government test he took in November.

Hank’s essay and test advanced to the state competition. Although he did not advance further, he becomes only the third Bulldog to have his scores advanced to this level. The Legion presented Hank with a certificate and a cash prize at the Sunday meeting. This was a special recognition not only for Hank, his family and our school, but also for  local and district American Legion members.

Students that Unit 91 of the American Legion in Berea also recognized were sophomore Giana Formica; juniors Kristen Miller and Johnathan Gaba and seniors Louis Hendrix and Shannon Carr. They received their certificated and awards in class.

Congratulations to Hank and all those who were recognized in this program.  David is shown with his parents, David and Lori Long as well as with OFHS teacher, John Mercer.


PARENTS & STUDENTS ATTEND “LIKE” SCREENING

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PTA Council member Heather Hetchler welcomes guests to film screening of IndieFlix documentary “Like” at OFHS Auditorium March 6th.

Approximately 100 parents and students took advantage of last week’s special screening of the independent documentary film, “LIKE” – held last Wednesday night in the Olmsted Falls High School Auditorium.  The event was sponsored by Olmsted Falls PTA Council and provided an opportunity for guests to learn more and enhance their understanding about the impact of social media in our lives.

CP_leftThose in attendance received a handout with additional information and resources.  If you were unable to attend and are interested in reviewing the handout, a copy can be accessed HERE.

Additionally, the handout referenced the following websites for those interested in exploring the topic even further:

www.humanetech.com/take-control/

www.thelikemovie.com/resources-common-questions

www.commonsense.org/social-media-social-life-2018

Thank you again to PTA Council for providing this great opportunity to be informed on the critical topic of social media usage and its impact today. 


MARCH 2019 ISSUE OF “THE SPOTLIGHT” HIGHLIGHTS ‘POT OF GOLD’ SHOPS, SPRING FASHION AND BARONS HOCKEY PLAYER

The latest issue of the OFHS student newspaper, “The Spotlight,” is hot off the press.  Some of the news articles in the OFHS newspaper include the luck of the Irish, comments from senior winter sports athletes about their competitive year, and a transplanted student from Indiana to play hockey for the Cleveland Barons.

To view the Spotlight click HERE.


FALLS-LENOX BOOK FAIR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER: MARCH 25TH – 29TH

book-fair-is-comingThe Falls-Lenox Book Fair is coming soon!!

The Falls-Lenox Book Fair will take place Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29, in the Library.

Children will be able to shop during their regular library times. (There will not be book exchange during that week.)

Families are invited to shop during Literacy Night on March 28, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend this event or would like to shop from the comfort of your home, check out our new online book fair by clicking HERE.


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS/PARENTS INVITED TO ATTEND UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP FAIR AT LCCC – MONDAY, APRIL 1ST

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Lorain County Community College is having a University Partnership Fair on Tuesday, April 1st. The college has 14 partner universities and students have the opportunity to earn a 4 year degree from these partner universities by taking classes at LCCC. 

University Partnership Fair
Monday, April 1, 2019
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
College Center Commons

Representatives from partner universities will be on hand to answer questions about admission and program requirements.  Current partner universities include: Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Ashland University, The University of Toledo, Hiram College, Bowling Green State University, Youngstown State University, The University of Akron, Ohio University, WGU Ohio, Lake Erie College, University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University and Miami Univeristy.

LCCC was the first community college in the state to offer a University Partnership. The partnership enables students to earn 50 different bachelor’s and master’s degrees from any of 14 Ohio universities without leaving the LCCC campus. Students can save up to $50,000 by earning their degree through the University Partnership, compared to the cost of room, board and tuition at other universities.


CHECK OUT AND BID ON ITEMS IN THE OECPTA ONLINE AUCTION

Join the Olmsted Early Childhood PTA for an online auction that is occurring now. You may bid on 20 amazing packages from local organizations with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the children and families of the Olmsted communities.

There are terrific items that have been donated by such local businesses as Above the Barre, Casa, Grand Pacific Popcorn Company, Roasted, Swings & Things, Vitamix and many more.

Hurry!  The auction closes at 10 p.m. March 15th.  For complete details and to start bidding, go to www.32auctions.com/oecpta2019


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!

KindergartenWelcome new kindergartners….kindergarten registration took place this week….if you know a family who will have a kindergarten age student next year – please let them know the time to register is NOW.

The first step to enrolling a new kindergarten is completing the online registration.  Please click HERE to access the link.

We look forward to welcoming a new class of Itty Bitty Bulldogs in the upcoming 2019-2019 school year!


2019 POST PROM UPDATE 

Prom is Saturday, June 1st and Post Prom is Sunday, June 2nd from midnight to 3 a.m. Follow us on Facebook: OFHS 2019 Post Prom Committee and Twitter: OFHSPostProm19.

To join our mailing list for the latest information and updates, please send an email to OFHS2019PostProm@yahoo.com to let us know you want to be on our mailing list.

Our next meeting is March 20th in the OFHS Media Center – please join us!

For more Post Prom news and information, please click HERE.


CLASS OF 2020 POST PROM COMMITTEE GETS UNDERWAY; MEETING SET APRIL 10TH

All Junior Class parents are welcome to join in the planning of our Class of 2020 Post Prom event! We are in the beginning planning phases, and already have a large fundraiser secured! We need all parents to help and contribute. Please follow us on Twitter (@2020postprom), join us on Facebook (OFHS 2020 Post Prom) and join our email distribution list. If you would like to be included in the emails, please send an email with your name to: 2020postprom@gmail.com. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 10, 2019, at 7:00 pm in the High School Health Room.


START SAVING CLOTHING ITEMS FOR THE MAY 11th “FILL THE TRUCK” FUNDRAISER
bulldog over musical noteThe Olmsted Falls Music Association is partnering with Savers to bring Fill the Truck – a donation collection vehicle – to the community. It will be located from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 11th at the Olmsted Falls Middle School’s front parking lot.
Items that may be donated are clothing, shoes, such accessories as purses, scarves, belts, hats, book bags, cloth lunch boxes, linens, curtains, draperies, towels, bedding and fabric. It will NOT accept household items, toys, books or items that are not cloth.


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS FREE HOMEWORK HELP

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

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.


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, week-long 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!


CHECK OUT THE NEW ECC “PAWS TO BE KIND” SPIRITWEAR 

Paws to Be Kind

Available in youth and adult sizes, Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center has just launched its ECC “Paws to Be Kind” spiritwear fundraiser.

Click HERE to visit the ECC Spiritwear store at Ryco Sports and view available styles.

When ordering online select “Ship to ECC” or “Pickup at Local Store” options.

Questions?  Contact Renee Russell at rrussell@ofcs.net

And don’t forget to “Paws to Be Kind!”


FOOD + FAMILY + FRIENDS = AN ENJOYABLE OFAB FUNDRAISER MARCH 21st

bulldog-logoThe Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters invites all to dine from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 21st at Danny Boys, 24129 Lorain Road, North Olmsted.

The restaurant will donate 20 percent of that day’s proceeds of participating customers to the association. Just bring in the flyer when you dine in, carry out or on delivery to show your support and participation. The flyer must be presented in person – cell phone photos will not apply. To download the flyer, click HERE.

Thank you for your support.


OLMSTED FALLS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS NIGHT AT THE RACES ROUNDING THE BEND AND HEADING HOME

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


OECPTA OFFERS FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT @ LOCAL COVERED BRIDGE

Have you been wanting new family photos? Join the Olmsted Early Childhood PTA (OECPTA) for a photo shoot fundraiser on May 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charles A. Harding pedestrian covered bridge in downtown Olmsted Falls.

The cost is just $45 for OECPTA members and $55 for non-members and includes four digital images with copyright release. All photos may be purchased for an additional $70 (over $400 value). For complete details and to register, visit: www.TraeDawn.com/pta


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.


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



ADAPTIVE LACROSSE RETURNS TO OLMSTED FALLS THIS YEAR

The Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Association is excited to offer adaptive lacrosse once again this year.

Practices will be on Friday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – location TBD in Olmsted Falls. Practices will include a warm up, fundamental skill development and drills.  This program will run in April and May, though start date will be determined by the weather and ability to practice outdoors.

This program is designed for children with special needs in grades 1-8.  There is no cost to sign up. For questions or to register, please contact Jodi DeMarco, joannademarco@yahoo.com.


OLMSTED HOT STOVE BASEBALL STILL SEEKING 3-4 PLAYERS AGES 9-10

OF baseball association flyer pixAlthough players do not have to be evaluated for these travel
teams, the time commitment necessary is higher than that required in community recreational baseball. Hot Stove is not an instructional league. Players should possess a moderate knowledge of baseball rules and whose skills allow them to play at a moderate to high level of competitive baseball.

The season begins around May 1 and ends around mid-July. A typical season consists of 12 to 20 regular season games followed by a year-end league tournament. Teams may also decide to participate in private tournaments. We have great returning coaches and are always looking for more. You can indicate your willingness to volunteer with your child’s sign up online. You can also make any special requests online. Teams may elect to practice during the winter months; however, team rosters are not finalized until all
registrations are received and final team rosters are formulated by the OTBA

Sign-ups have been extended for players age 9-10 as a few spots still remain for this age group.  Register online at – http://www.olmstedcc.com.  Any questions please reach out to jeff.kocmit@olmstedtravelbaseball.com.


OCSL REGISTRATION CONTINUES – LATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED AFTER MARCH 15

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.

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 – February 28, 2019

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OFHS SPANISH DEPARTMENT INDUCTS EIGHT STUDENTS

On February 13th, the Olmsted Falls High School Spanish Department inducted a talented group of students into the Juan Rulfo Chapter of “La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica.”  The ceremony took place at the Mexican Restaurant, Maya,  in Berea.  Following the induction ceremony, the Spanish teachers, the inductees and their families enjoyed a delicious meal to celebrate the success of these students.

“La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica” is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, which the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors.  It was formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953.  The name was changed to “La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica” in 1959.  There are now over 2,000 national and International chapters.  The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish language and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic studies.

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Mrs. Lidia Soto-Kacik, Mrs. Felicia Anderson, Mrs. Jenelle Hughes, Mrs. Laura Ulmenstine and Mrs. Christina Seghy are excited and pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Class of the Olmsted Falls Juan Rulfo Chapter of “La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica”.  The newest members are:

Nicodemus  Humphrey, Mary Grace Petti, Chloe Thach, Bailey Marks, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Kayla Kippes, Morgan Ciolek and Rachel Drobnak.

To view a photo gallery of the event, click HERE.

 ¡FELICIDADES A TODOS!     Congratulations to all!


BALDWIN WALLACE STUDENTS “DRESS UP” THEIR TEACHING UNITS FOR ECC CLASS

A team of Baldwin Wallace University students recently presented mini-units to students at our Early Childhood Center.

As the photo suggests, this early childhood social studies and science methods student is teaching a lesson from a 4-lesson mini unit in costume as the Statue  of Liberty. All of the BW students had the opportunity to present their own mini-lessons as their fellow BW colleagues looked on.  This provided a great opportunity for debriefing with each other afterward.

student successCP_leftThe experience also provided our Itty Bitty Bulldogs with a fun opportunity to learn from their special classroom visitors, while also getting an opportunity to show their visitors how great they are at being their Bulldog Best by being respectful, responsible and safe!


OFMS/PLTW TEACHER STACEY WISNIEWSKI RECOGNIZED AT CALIFORNIA SUMMIT

Ms. Wisniewski with OFMS Principal Mark Kurz and OFCS Assistant Superintendent Kelli Cogan at the PLTW Summit in Anahiem, CA.

Ms. Wisniewski (center) was joined by OFMS Principal Mark Kurz and OFCS Assistant Superintendent Kelli Cogan as she was publicly recognized at the PLTW Summit in Anahiem, CA earlier this month.

Congratulations again to OFMS / Polaris Project Lead the Way Teacher Stacey Wisniewski on being named a PLTW Gateway Outstanding Teacher of the Year for the innovative and transformative learning experiences she provides to her students at Olmsted Falls Middle School.  Ms. Wisniewski teaches two Polaris Project Lead the Way Gateway classes at OFMS: Medical Detectives and Design & Modeling.

In addition to teaching these exciting courses during the school day, Ms. Wisniewski 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 successFollowing local recognition in December as a PLTW Gateway Teacher of the Year, Ms. Wisniewski was honored again earlier this month at the PLTW Summit in Anaheim, CA, where she participated – along with a small team of educators from Olmsted Falls Schools and Polaris Career Center – in a variety of conference workshops.  Ms. Wisniewksi was publicly recognized on stage during a special conference dinner event.

Congratulations again to Ms. Wisniewski!  Our students are so fortunate to have your passion and enthusiasm to inspire and empower them!


TICKET INFO FOR TONIGHT’S BULLDOG GIRLS BASKETBALL DISTRICT FINAL 

bulldog-logostudent successAs the Bulldogs defeated the Amherst Comets on Monday evening, 44-41, the team will face the Avon Lake Shoregals who defeated the Westlake Demons 44-29.

The District Final match up vs the Shoregals will be held TONIGHT – Thursday, February 28th at 7 pm – at Elyria Catholic High School (725 Gulf Road, Elyria, OH 44035).

The winner of this District Final game will advance to the OHSAA Regional Semi-Final to be played on Tuesday, March 5th at 8 pm at Norwalk High School (350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, OH 44857) vs. Canton McKinley/Wadsworth winner out of the Medina District.

Pre-sale tickets for the District Final have been on-sale in the Olmsted Falls High School (main office) this week.  Tickets can be purchased through 3:00 p.m. today.

Pre-Sale Ticket prices:   Adults and Seniors: $6  / Students: $4

All tickets at the gate: $6

Please consider purchasing your tickets in advance and through the Olmsted Falls Athletic Department as a percent of pre-sale will return to our Bulldog programs.

Thank you and Go Bulldogs!


SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AT TONIGHT’S BATTLE OF THE SCHOOLS DODGEBALL GAME @ OFHS

It’s time for the annual Battle of the Schools Dodgeball game –TONIGHT – Thursday, February 28th in the Olmsted Falls High School gym. Teachers and building staff will compete starting at 7 p.m. – doors open at 6:30.

During halftime you can take the court to shoot free throws or 3 pointers. Donate $1 and if you sink a basket, you win $2.  There is also a 50/50 raffle, concessions and face painting, the latter that is available through the junior class.

Admission is $4 for students and $6, adults.  Proceeds will benefit scholarships for graduating seniors of the Class of 2019.


POST-SEASON ACTION FOR OFHS ATHLETES

bulldog-logostudent successIn addition to the Varsity Girls Basketball team playing in tonight’s District Final (see above for details), below please find additional updates on OFHS student-athletes and teams as they continue to advance in the post-season:

OHSAA Bulldog District Wrestling Information for March 1st and 2nd

Bulldog Boys Basketball Sectional Final Game Information for March 2nd

OFHS Gymnast Mara Deselich Qualifies to Compete in OHSAA State Gymnastics March 2nd

Olmsted Falls Boys Bowling Wins District Title- Qualifies For D1 State Tournament March 9th

Best of luck to all of these outstanding student-athletes as they continue on in competition!

Let’s go Bulldogs!!


PTA COUNCIL PRESENTS INDEPENDENT FILM DOCUMENTARY “LIKE” TO FURTHER EDUCATE PARENTS & STUDENTS ABOUT IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON OUR LIVES – NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH

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Another film screening event you won’t want to miss!  Olmsted Falls PTA Council is proud to present another opportunity for parents and students to get educated on the impact of social media in our lives as they present a special screening of the independent documentary film, “Like,” next Wednesday evening, March 6th, at 6:30 p.m. in the OFHS Auditorium.

To view the film trailer, please visit www.thelikemovie.com and click “Watch the Trailer.”

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Thank you to PTA for sponsoring this opportunity to learn more and enhance the perspectives of parents and students relating to social media use.

We hope to see a great turnout for this special film screening event next week!


HELPINGS HANDS BOWLING FUNDRAISER – THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD – VARIOUS WAYS TO HELP AND BOWL

Helping Hands is hosting their annual Bowling Fundraiser at Buckeye Lanes THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD from 12:00-2:00! There are multiple ways you can be involved!

If interested in getting a team together and bowling click here for the registration form!

Not a bowler? You can sign up to donate baked goods or prizes! Just click on the following link! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BADA822A0FF2-2019

We also appreciate businesses and families who would like to sponsor a lane! If interested please click here!

Proceeds support OFCS Special Olympics athletes, grants for classroom supplies and equipment for special needs students, outside therapy services (music), field trip opportunities, and scholarships for selected graduating Helping Hands volunteers.


REMEMBER: KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!

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The first step to enrolling a new kindergarten is completing the online registration.  Please click HERE to access the link.

We look forward to welcoming a new class of Itty Bitty Bulldogs in the upcoming 2019-2019 school year!


GET READY: ECC SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: MARCH 4TH – 8TH

book-fair-is-comingThe Early Childhood Center’s Book Fair is coming soon!! Monday, March 4, through Friday, March 8, in the Library.
Children will be able to shop during their regular afternoon library time.

Families are invited to shop from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday March 5th.

If you are unable to attend this event or would like to shop from the comfort of your home, check out our online book fair:

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/olmstedfallserlychldhdctr

Online shopping dates are February 24 – March 9.


NEXT WEEK:  LEARN MORE ABOUT MILITARY OPTIONS AFTER GRADUATION

Military Information Night: 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5 – (Berea-Midpark High School Library) 

Berea-Midpark High School is hosting a Military information night. Students and parents are invited to learn about available options in the United States Military. Representatives from the military branches will be in attendance to answer all questions about enlistment, benefits and ROTC college scholarships.  For more information, please contact the Berea-Midpark Guidance Department.

ASVAB Testing: 8:10 a.m., Friday, March 8 – (OFHS High School Media Center)

Juniors and seniors planning to enlist in a branch of the military should take the ASVAB assessment. This assessment helps recruiters determine the types of careers your student is eligible for within their branch of the military. Students should sign up in the Guidance Office.  Spaces are limited. If your student is unable to test at OFHS, they are able to test at any military enlistment processing center.


CLASS OF 2020 POST PROM COMMITTEE GETS UNDERWAY; MEETING SET APRIL 10TH

All Junior Class parents are welcome to join in the planning of our Class of 2020 Post Prom event! We are in the beginning planning phases, and already have a large fundraiser secured! We need all parents to help and contribute. Please follow us on Twitter (@2020postprom), join us on Facebook (OFHS 2020 Post Prom) and join our email distribution list. If you would like to be included in the emails, please send an email with your name to: 2020postprom@gmail.com. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 10, 2019, at 7:00 pm in the High School Health Room.


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, week-long 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!


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS FREE HOMEWORK HELP

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

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.


SELL OR FIND GREAT KIDS-RELATED BUYS AT OECPTA’S BARGAIN BONANZA MARCH 9th

Olmsted Early Childhood PTA’s annual Bargain Bonanza is from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Olmsted Falls Middle School.

If you would like to sell your gently-used child-related items, be sure to register by March 4. To obtain seller information, go to www.oecpta/bargain-bonanza-seller-registration.

Buyers have the option of hitting the Early Bird entry from 8-9 a.m.  The entry cost is $5. The $2 general admission is from 9 a.m. to noon.  The $3 bag sale runs from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Large items will be reduced to half price at that time.


CHECK OUT THE NEW ECC “PAWS TO BE KIND” SPIRITWEAR 

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Available in youth and adult sizes, Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center has just launched its ECC “Paws to Be Kind” spiritwear fundraiser.

Click HERE to visit the ECC Spiritwear store at Ryco Sports and view available styles.

When ordering online select “Ship to ECC” or “Pickup at Local Store” options.

Questions?  Contact Renee Russell at rrussell@ofcs.net

And don’t forget to “Paws to Be Kind!”


FOOD + FAMILY + FRIENDS = AN ENJOYABLE OFAB FUNDRAISER MARCH 21st

bulldog-logoThe Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters invites all to dine from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 21st at Danny Boys, 24129 Lorain Road, North Olmsted.

The restaurant will donate 20 percent of that day’s proceeds of participating customers to the association. Just bring in the flyer when you dine in, carry out or on delivery to show your support and participation. The flyer must be presented in person – cell phone photos will not apply. To download the flyer, click HERE.

Thank you for your support.


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


OECPTA OFFERS FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT @ LOCAL COVERED BRIDGE

Have you been wanting new family photos? Join the Olmsted Early Childhood PTA (OECPTA) for a photo shoot fundraiser on May 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charles A. Harding pedestrian covered bridge in downtown Olmsted Falls.

The cost is just $45 for OECPTA members and $55 for non-members and includes four digital images with copyright release. All photos may be purchased for an additional $70 (over $400 value). For complete details and to register, visit: www.TraeDawn.com/pta


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.


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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ADAPTIVE LACROSSE RETURNS TO OLMSTED FALLS THIS YEAR

The Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Association is excited to offer adaptive lacrosse once again this year.

Practices will be on Friday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – location TBD in Olmsted Falls. Practices will include a warm up, fundamental skill development and drills.  This program will run in April and May, though start date will be determined by the weather and ability to practice outdoors.

This program is designed for children with special needs in grades 1-8.  There is no cost to sign up. For questions or to register, please contact Jodi DeMarco, joannademarco@yahoo.com.


OLMSTED HOT STOVE BASEBALL STILL SEEKING 3-4 PLAYERS AGES 9-10

OF baseball association flyer pixAlthough players do not have to be evaluated for these travel
teams, the time commitment necessary is higher than that required in community recreational baseball. Hot Stove is not an instructional league. Players should possess a moderate knowledge of baseball rules and whose skills allow them to play at a moderate to high level of competitive baseball.

The season begins around May 1 and ends around mid-July. A typical season consists of 12 to 20 regular season games followed by a year-end league tournament. Teams may also decide to participate in private tournaments. We have great returning coaches and are always looking for more. You can indicate your willingness to volunteer with your child’s sign up online. You can also make any special requests online. Teams may elect to practice during the winter months; however, team rosters are not finalized until all
registrations are received and final team rosters are formulated by the OTBA

Sign-ups have been extended for players age 9-10 as a few spots still remain for this age group.  Register online at – http://www.olmstedcc.com.  Any questions please reach out to jeff.kocmit@olmstedtravelbaseball.com.


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.

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 – February 14, 2019

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ENJOY THE 4-DAY WEEKEND!  HAVE FUN & BE SAFE!

No-School1REMINDER:  There will be NO SCHOOL for students TOMORROW – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th due to a staff only day in the district. Making it an extra long weekend, school will be closed for ALL – staff and students – THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18th in honor of Presidents Day.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th.


ATTENTION TONIGHT! OFMA INVITES COMMUNITY TO OFHS MARCHING BAND SEND-OFF TONIGHT – THURS., FEB. 14TH – AT 6:00 P.M.
bulldog over musical notestudent successThe Olmsted Falls Music Association is inviting parents, teachers, students and community members to line the sides of the High School drive this evening at approximately 6:00 p.m. to send off the “Pride of Olmsted Falls” Marching Band as they depart on a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, where they will be performing over the weekend.
Congratulations to all of our talented Bulldog musicians!
Have a great trip!

NINE BULLDOG STUDENT-ATHLETES PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL SIGNING DAY

Congratulations to the following Bulldog Student-Athletes who committed to playing their sport at the next level during a signing ceremony held in the OFHS gym on National Signing Day:

Ashley Sandru, Hiram
Lauren Francescone, Mount Union
Lauren Gumeny, John Carroll
Emma Heinrich, Findlay
Ashley Zgodzinski, Walsh
Trae Henderson, John Carroll
Michael Howard, Gannon
Sam Lofton, Notre Dame
Nick Vance, Duquesne
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Congratulations again and best wishes at your respective colleges next year!

OLMSTED FALLS MAKING NEWS WITH INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Every day, there are so many great things going on in Olmsted Falls City Schools!
Check out recent media coverage on two of our latest news-making community partnerships:

OFHS TRACK & FIELD PRE-SEASON PARENT MEETING – WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27TH

The Olmsted Falls High School track and field parent meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 27th, in room 606 at the high school.  Parents of high school athletes who plan to participate in track and field this spring should attend this important meeting.

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


REMEMBER: KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!

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The first step to enrolling a new kindergarten is completing the online registration.  Please click HERE to access the link.

We look forward to welcoming a new class of Itty Bitty Bulldogs in the upcoming 2019-2019 school year!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR: ECC SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: MARCH 4TH – 8TH

book-fair-is-comingThe Early Childhood Center’s Book Fair is coming soon!! Monday, March 4, through Friday, March 8, in the Library.
Children will be able to shop during their regular afternoon library time.

Families are invited to shop from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday March 5th.

If you are unable to attend this event or would like to shop from the comfort of your home, check out our online book fair:

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/olmstedfallserlychldhdctr

Online shopping dates are February 24 – March 9.


LEARN MORE ABOUT MILITARY OPTIONS AFTER GRADUATION

Military Information Night: 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5 – (Berea-Midpark High School Library) 

Berea-Midpark High School is hosting a Military information night. Students and parents are invited to learn about available options in the United States Military. Representatives from the military branches will be in attendance to answer all questions about enlistment, benefits and ROTC college scholarships.  For more information, please contact the Berea-Midpark Guidance Department.

ASVAB Testing: 8:10 a.m., Friday, March 8 – (OFHS High School Media Center)

Juniors and seniors planning to enlist in a branch of the military should take the ASVAB assessment. This assessment helps recruiters determine the types of careers your student is eligible for within their branch of the military. Students should sign up in the Guidance Office.  Spaces are limited. If your student is unable to test at OFHS, they are able to test at any military enlistment processing center.


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, week-long 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!


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS FREE HOMEWORK HELP

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

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.


SELL OR FIND GREAT KIDS-RELATED BUYS AT OECPTA’S BARGAIN BONANZA MARCH 9th

Olmsted Early Childhood PTA’s annual Bargain Bonanza is from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Olmsted Falls Middle School.

If you would like to sell your gently-used child-related items, be sure to register by March 4. To obtain seller information, go to www.oecpta/bargain-bonanza-seller-registration.

Buyers have the option of hitting the Early Bird entry from 8-9 a.m.  The entry cost is $5. The $2 general admission is from 9 a.m. to noon.  The $3 bag sale runs from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Large items will be reduced to half price at that time.


CHECK OUT THE NEW ECC “PAWS TO BE KIND” SPIRITWEAR 

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Available in youth and adult sizes, Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center has just launched its ECC “Paws to Be Kind” spiritwear fundraiser.

Click HERE to visit the ECC Spiritwear store at Ryco Sports and view available styles.

When ordering online select “Ship to ECC” or “Pickup at Local Store” options.

Questions?  Contact Renee Russell at rrussell@ofcs.net

And don’t forget to “Paws to Be Kind!”


DINE @ CHIPOTLE ON FEBRUARY 18TH TO HELP CLASS OF 2020 RAISE FUNDS – BRING THE FAMILY FOR LUNCH DUE TO NO SCHOOL

All are invited to stop by North Ridgeville’s Chipotle eatery from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH in honor of the Class of 2020. Bring in the flyer, which is available by clicking HERE, show it on your smart phone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause because 33 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Olmsted Falls High School.

Please note that online orders will not be included in the fundraiser. Hope to see you there. Chipotle is located at 32223 Lorain Road.


POST PROM UPDATE – NEXT FUNdraiser SET FOR FEB. 22ND

Easter Bunny with TVThe latest Post Prom FUNdraiser will take place at the February 22nd Boys Varsity Basketball game. The OFHS 2019 Post Prom Committee will be giving away a 55-inch TV at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game on February 22nd, which is also Senior Night. Chances may be purchased for $10 each in the cafeteria during the first half of the game and in the gym during halftime. The winner will be selected and announced at the end of the third quarter. Please come out to support our Boys Basketball Program and OFHS 2019 Post Prom!

Prom is Saturday, June 1st and Post Prom is Sunday, June 2nd from midnight to 3 a.m. Follow us on Facebook: OFHS 2019 Post Prom Committee and Twitter: OFHSPostProm19.

To join our mailing list for the latest information and update, send an email to OFHS2019PostProm@yahoo.com to let us know you want to be on our mailing list.

For additional Post Prom information, please click HERE.


TRY YOUR HAND AT BINGO DURING OECPTA’S VENDOR AFTERNOON ON FEB. 24TH

Join in the Olmsted Early Childhood PTA on Sunday, February 24 from 1-4 p.m. for a fun day playing vendor bingo at Grindstone Tap House! You will win prizes from a variety of vendors and all money raised goes to PTA. The cost is $10 for your bingo cards. Contact Elizabeth Bucher by email Ebucher1204@gmail.com or phone 440-785-0297 for your pre-sale tickets. Pre-sale is $10 for 12 bingo cards to play.Tickets at the door are $10 for 10 cards.

Bring some friends for a fun afternoon out. Great food and drinks available at your table to order. Some of the vendors that will be there with prizes and products are Nuskin, Bloomin’ Chocolates, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Young Living, Arbonne, LuLaroe, Inspired Armor, Grand Pacific Junction Popcorn, Nerium, Color Street and MORE!


FOOD + FAMILY + FRIENDS = AN ENJOYABLE OFAB FUNDRAISER MARCH 21st

bulldog-logoThe Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters invites all to dine from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 21st at Danny Boys, 24129 Lorain Road, North Olmsted.

The restaurant will donate 20 percent of that day’s proceeds of participating customers to the association. Just bring in the flyer when you dine in, carry out or on delivery to show your support and participation. The flyer must be presented in person – cell phone photos will not apply. To download the flyer, click HERE.

Thank you for your support.


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


OECPTA OFFERS FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT @ LOCAL COVERED BRIDGE

Have you been wanting new family photos? Join the Olmsted Early Childhood PTA (OECPTA) for a photo shoot fundraiser on May 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charles A. Harding pedestrian covered bridge in downtown Olmsted Falls.

The cost is just $45 for OECPTA members and $55 for non-members and includes four digital images with copyright release. All photos may be purchased for an additional $70 (over $400 value). For complete details and to register, visit: www.TraeDawn.com/pta


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.


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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ADAPTIVE LACROSSE RETURNS TO OLMSTED FALLS THIS YEAR

The Olmsted Falls Lacrosse Association is excited to offer adaptive lacrosse once again this year.

Practices will be on Friday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – location TBD in Olmsted Falls. Practices will include a warm up, fundamental skill development and drills.  This program will run in April and May, though start date will be determined by the weather and ability to practice outdoors.

This program is designed for children with special needs in grades 1-8.  There is no cost to sign up. For questions or to register, please contact Jodi DeMarco, joannademarco@yahoo.com.


OLMSTED HOT STOVE BASEBALL STILL SEEKING 3-4 PLAYERS AGES 9-10

OF baseball association flyer pixAlthough players do not have to be evaluated for these travel
teams, the time commitment necessary is higher than that required in community recreational baseball. Hot Stove is not an instructional league. Players should possess a moderate knowledge of baseball rules and whose skills allow them to play at a moderate to high level of competitive baseball.

The season begins around May 1 and ends around mid-July. A typical season consists of 12 to 20 regular season games followed by a year-end league tournament. Teams may also decide to participate in private tournaments. We have great returning coaches and are always looking for more. You can indicate your willingness to volunteer with your child’s sign up online. You can also make any special requests online. Teams may elect to practice during the winter months; however, team rosters are not finalized until all
registrations are received and final team rosters are formulated by the OTBA

Sign-ups have been extended for players age 9-10 as a few spots still remain for this age group.  Register online at – http://www.olmstedcc.com.  Any questions please reach out to jeff.kocmit@olmstedtravelbaseball.com.


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.

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 – February 8, 2019

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OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOLS, VITAMIX ANNOUNCE COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP

New Partnership Provides Vitamix With Field Naming Rights as Well as Opportunities to Enhance Student Curriculum and Food Service Offerings

 

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Olmsted Falls City School District is pleased to announce a new collaborative partnership with Vitamix, a manufacturer of internationally renowned, high-performance blending equipment headquartered locally in Olmsted Township. This unique collaboration features three key components that benefit both partners, including football field naming rights, student curriculum enhancements, and food services support.

Olmsted Falls City School District and Vitamix have entered into an agreement that will provide an important alternative revenue stream to the school district while providing Vitamix with an opportunity to further enhance its many existing connections within the local community. One of the key elements of the new partnership is naming rights to the Olmsted Falls High School football field, which will be officially dedicated as “Vitamix Field” at Charles Harding Memorial Stadium when the 2019 season gets underway this fall. This field naming rights component of the partnership is structured to generate $200,000 for the school district over the next 10 years.

“We are extremely excited at this opportunity to deepen our relationship with Vitamix and look forward to the multiple elements of this new partnership,” said Dr. Jim Lloyd, Superintendent of Olmsted Falls City Schools. “In addition to Vitamix Field becoming a reality, we will also be working collaboratively with the company on innovative curriculum and food service projects.”

“We are thrilled to partner so closely with the Olmsted Falls City Schools,” said Vitamix President and CEO Dr. Jodi L. Berg. “Vitamix has been a member of the Olmsted community for more than 70 years, so it’s an honor to contribute in this way to one of Northeast Ohio’s premier school districts. Our corporate purpose is to liberate and nourish the zest for life. Doing that for Olmsted Falls students is a wonderful opportunity that our employees will relish.”

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(L to R) Scott Hackman and Adam Wilson from the Vitamix team collaborate with OFCS Director of Food Services Denise Tabar during a preliminary partnership planning meeting which included a walk-through of the newly renovated Olmsted Falls High School cafeteria space.

One of the unique aspects of this new partnership will be an ongoing collaboration between the schools and key Vitamix team members in areas of shared interest relating to student curriculum, as well as student health and wellness. Vitamix team members will be working directly with the Assistant Superintendent and a team of district educators on infusing real-world experiences into areas of specific high school curriculum.

Additionally, Vitamix team members will be working closely with the district’s Director of Food Services on the implementation of new menu items for students. To support these efforts, Vitamix has donated blending equipment valued at more than $10,000 to be distributed throughout the district, including four Vita-Prep 3 machines, four Vitamix XL machines, and one Blending Station Advance.

Moving forward, a preliminary presentation outlining partnership progress and collaboration to date will be made before the Olmsted Falls Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting set for Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Falls High School Media Center.


OFHS ART STUDENTS EARN RECOGNITION IN ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC ART CONTEST

student successEight talented Olmsted Falls High School students were regional award winners in this year’s Scholastic Art competition. This is an outstanding accomplishment for these talented Bulldogs as they competed against thousands of other entries this year! Students were recognized for their achievements and presented with their award certificates during a special reception at the Reinberger Galery at the Cleveland Institute of Art held in January.

Congratulations to:

Katie Caswell – Gold Key for “Hand of Positivity”

Chloe Thach – Gold Key for “Dancing with the Sunlight”

Bianca Sophia – Silver Key for “Vacationing” and Silver Key for “What You Drink”

Emily Kasl – Silver Key for “Best Friends”

Gabriella Kollar – Honarable Mention for “Beyond the Banks”

Morgan Rinas – Honorable Mention for “Octotea”

Mckenna Skoczen – Honorable Mention for “Tree House”

Haley Vitale – Honorable Mention for “Heartland Dawn”

The Gold Key award is the top award given.  Students earning Gold Key honors go on to compete against all of the other Gold Key winner across the country.  Good luck to Katie and Chloe as they advance to the national competition in New York City!


SUPERINTENDENT’S STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

Members of the Student-Superintendent Advisory Council met this week.  Their latest discussion centered around school climate and culture.  OFCS Director of Student Services Dr. Shannon Goss also joined the group for the discussion. 

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The Student-Superintendent Advisory Council includes two student representatives from grades 6 to 12.  The group serves as a forum for a more amplified student voice to provide direct impact and feedback about the school district.  Thank you to all of these students for their participation and important insights.

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.


OFHS SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY HOSTS SUCCESSFUL SCIENCE CAREER EVENT 

CP_leftstudent successOn Monday, February 4th sixteen community volunteers came together to share their science related professions with students at OFHS.  During a special after school event planned by the OFHS Science Honor Society, students had an opportunity to personally connect with a variety of science professionals to learn more about their career fields.

Volunteers included:

  • Laurence E. Abbott, P.E., Sr. Automation Engineer/Owner, Automation Resources, LLC 
  • Dr. Carrie Baumann, Veterinarian, Animal Health Center of North Olmsted 
  • Jennifer Boros, Director of Marketing, PPG       
  • Irebert Delgado, Mechanical Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center                           
  • Scott R. Graham, Associate Director, Space Flight Systems Directorate, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • John Guzik, Architect, Bialosky Cleveland
  • Dr. Susan Linder, Research Staff (Research Physical Therapist), Cleveland Clinic
  • Debby Lopata, Registered Nurse (RN), University Hospitals of Cleveland
  • Adabelle Narvaez-Legeza, Aeronautics Chief Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Hung Nguyen, Mechanical Engineer, Carlisle Brake & Friction
  • Christian Rasmussen, Senior Reliability Lab Technician, Moen
  • Mike Rossini, Scientist, Analytical Science and Services, The Sherwin Williams Company
  • Dr. Scott Sedlacek, Optometrist – The Eye Place, Advanced Eye Care & Genetic Wellness
  • Dr. Belinda Willard, Director of the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core, Cleveland Clinic
  • Mr. Andrew Crnobrnja, Former Cancer Researcher, Thermo Fischer Scientific
  • Mrs. Janet Gregg, Former Material Science Researcher, ELTECH Research Corp.


Many thanks to all who participated! 
What a fantastic experience for our high school students!


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FALLS-LENOX CONGRATULATES CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES WEEK POSTER/ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

As part of its 12th annual Celebrating Differences/Disability Awareness Week last month, Falls-Lenox Primary School held a poster/essay contest designed to continue to foster inclusion, kindness and respect.  Way to go all the Bulldogs who participated!

Congratulations to the following grade level winners:  Grade 1 – Serena Ren; Grade 2 – McKenley Matherly; andGrade 3 – Nada Saadeh


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 NOW OPEN!

Logo1Did You Know? Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is officially open!

The first step to enrolling a new kindergarten is completing the online registration.  Please click HERE to access the link.

We look forward to welcoming a new class of Itty Bitty Bulldogs in the upcoming 2019-2019 school year!


32ND ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW WINNERS!

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student successOn Friday, February 1, 2019, the 32nd Annual High School PTA Talent Show was held at Olmsted Falls High School.

Congratulations to the following students on their amazing performances!

In the K-4 Grade Category – Falls Lenox:

Siya Keralapura, Neha Kulkarni and Anika Rao – Second Place tie Grades K-4 Category for a dance performance of “Vandana Trayee.”
Leah Pehotsky – Second Place tie Grades K-4 Category for a piano solo performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Austin Bail – Second Place Mixed Ensemble Category for a vocal duet performance of “A Million Dreams.”

In the K-4 Grade Category – OFIS:

Clare Gareau – First Place Grades K-4 Category for a dance performance of a medley of Irish dance songs “Sleep, Eat, Dance, Repeat”.

In the 5-8 Grade Category – OFIS:

Bella Bail – Second Place Mixed Ensemble Category for a vocal duet performance of “A Million Dreams.”

In the 5-8 Grade Category – OFMS:

Adam Dempsey – First Place Grades 5-8 Category for a freestyle hip hop dance performance of the medley “I Can’t Lose You.” Adam was also the Overall Winner of the Talent show, having received the highest score of all performers in the show.
John Graver – Second Place Grades 5-8 Category for a vocal/electric guitar performance of “Inside Out.”
Sophie Skerritt – Third Place Grades 5-8 Category for a vocal/ukulele performance of “History”.
Colin Guildoo – First Place Mixed Ensemble for a performance of “Copycat” by the CMJ Band.

In the 9th – 12th Grade Category – OFHS:

Elizabeth Gonzalez and Audrey Guildoo – First Place Grades 9-12 Category for a vocal duet performance of “What is This Feeling?”
Madison Podojil – Second Place Grades 9-12 Category for a vocal performance of “Pulled.” Madison, along with Julie LaVelle also won First Place Mixed Ensemble for a performance of “Copycat” by the CMJ Band.
Samantha Caraffi and Jack Surtman – Third Place Grades 9-12 Category for a vocal and piano performance of “Always Remember Us This Way.”
Katrina Bongiovanni – Third Place Mixed Ensemble for a vocal and instrumental performance with her father, John of “Ready or Not.”

Congratulations to Claire Oliver, the recipient of the Dara Hosta Vocal Performance Award given by the Hosta Family for her vocal performance of “I Dreamed a Dream.” Sincere gratitude to Fonda and Bruce Hosta for their continued support of the Talent Show through donation of trophies and the prize for the Dara Hosta Vocal Performance Award.

Thank you also to Cole Zehe who did an outstanding job as Master of Ceremonies!! Many thanks as well to the OFHS Stage/Sound/Lighting Crew and Mr. LaFlamme for all their hard work.  The show would not be possible without all of you!

A very special shout out to Ms. Melinda Falconi (aka Mrs. B) from the ECC and the Honorable Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Jim Miraldi, and their band, Just Us, who performed at Judges Decision Time and entertained our audience while participant scores were tallied. Their work together is in support of Music on a Mission, a charitable organization that provides music to people who would not otherwise have access to live music, including developmentally disabled adults and children, veterans, and shut-ins. For more information, visit www.musicmissioninc.com.

Many thanks to all of the PTA volunteers who helped make this event a success and to the wonderful audience. All proceeds from the show will benefit Class of 2019 Graduates with scholarship awards!


ECC SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR: MARCH 4TH – 8TH

book-fair-is-comingThe ECC Book Fair is coming!! Monday, March 4, through Friday, March 8, in the Library.
Children will be able to shop during their regular afternoon library time.

Families are invited to shop on Tuesday Mar.5, from 5pm – 7pm

If you are unable to attend this event or would like to shop from the comfort of your home, check out our online book fair:

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/olmstedfallserlychldhdctr

Online shopping dates are February 24 – March 9.


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 http://www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS FREE HOMEWORK HELP

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

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.


CHECK OUT THE NEW ECC “PAWS TO BE KIND” SPIRITWEAR 

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Available in youth and adult sizes, Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center has just launched its ECC “Paws to Be Kind” spiritwear fundraiser.

Click HERE to visit the ECC Spiritwear store at Ryco Sports and view available styles.

When ordering online select “Ship to ECC” or “Pickup at Local Store” options.

Questions?  Contact Renee Russell at rrussell@ofcs.net. 

And don’t forget to “Paws to Be Kind!” 


ROLL THE DICE FOR A LUCKY ALUMNI LAS VEGAS NIGHT – TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 9TH

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.


DINE @ CHIPOTLE ON FEB. 18TH TO HELP CLASS OF 2020 RAISE FUNDS

All are invited to stop by North Ridgeville’s Chipotle eatery from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 18th in honor of the Class of 2020. Bring in the flyer, which is available by clicking HERE, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause because 33 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Olmsted Falls High School.

Please note that online orders will not be included in the fundraiser. Hope to see you there. Chipotle is located at 32223 Lorain Road.


POST PROM UPDATE

Easter Bunny with TVThe latest Post Prom FUNdraiser will take place at the Feb. 22nd Boys Varsity Basketball game. The OFHS 2019 Post Prom Committee will be giving away a 55″ TV at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game on February 22nd, which is also Senior Night. Chances may be purchased for $10 each in the cafeteria during the first half of the game and in the gym during halftime. The winner will be selected and announced at the end of the third quarter. Please come out to support our Boys Basketball Program and OFHS 2019 Post Prom!

Prom is Saturday 6/1/19 and Post Prom is Sunday 6/2/19 from midnight – 3:00am
Follow us on Facebook: OFHS 2019 Post Prom Committee and Twitter: OFHSPostProm19.

To join our mailing list for the latest information and update, send an email to OFHS2019PostProm@yahoo.com to let us know you want to be on our mailing list.

For additional Post Prom information, please click HERE.


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


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.


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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AUDITIONS FOR DISNEY’S NEWSIES THIS WEEKEND

stagespotlightBaldwin Wallace University Community Arts School is auditioning for their youth production of Disney’s Newsies. The show dates for Newsies are March 29-31 2019 with rehearsals taking place Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sun.

Auditions will take place beginning at 9:30 am on Feb 10 at 611 West Bagley Road, Berea, OH. Auditioners will need to prepare 16 measures of music in the style of the show and be prepared to do a reading from the script. Dance auditions will begin at 12:30 and are mandatory for all auditoners. Callbacks will begin at 2 pm. Auditoners for the character of Les must be able to play and age range of 6-10 all other roles will be cast age 10-19.

Please visit www.olmstedperformingarts.com for more information and to register for an audition time.


OLMSTED HOT STOVE BASEBALL REGISTRATIONS OPEN – STILL SEEKING 3-4 PLAYERS AGES 9-10

OF baseball association flyer pixAlthough players do not have to be evaluated for these travel
teams, the time commitment necessary is higher than that required in community recreational baseball. Hot Stove is not an instructional league. Players should possess a moderate knowledge of baseball rules and whose skills allow them to play at a moderate to high level of competitive baseball.

The season begins around May 1 and ends around mid-July. A typical season consists of 12 to 20 regular season games followed by a year-end league tournament. Teams may also decide to participate in private tournaments. We have great returning coaches and are always looking for more. You can indicate your willingness to volunteer with your child’s sign up online. You can also make any special requests online. Teams may elect to practice during the winter months; however, team rosters are not finalized until all
registrations are received and final team rosters are formulated by the OTBA
– so please sign up as soon as possible! The registration deadline is Jan 31st.

Sign-ups have been extended for players age 9-10 as a few spots still remain for this age group.  Register online at – http://www.olmstedcc.com.  Any questions please reach out to jeff.kocmit@olmstedtravelbaseball.com.


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.  

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 – February 7, 2019

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REMINDER:  SPECIAL INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY TONIGHT – THURS., FEB. 7TH @ 6:30 P.M.

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Come on out TONIGHT to attend a FREE presentation for parents and guardians ONLY hosted by Olmsted Falls PTA Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 p.m. at Olmsted Falls Middle School.

The 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.  The task force will provide parents with the tools and knowledge to protect themselves and their children.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be informed with the latest information direct from experts!  Thank you to our PTA for coordinating the latest parent information night!


 

PLEASE CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR A NEW UPDATE TO THE DISTRICT BLOG FEATURING THE LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION FROM OFCS! 

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OFCS Update – February 1, 2019

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32ND ANNUAL OFHS PTA TALENT SHOW SET FOR TONIGHT –  FRIDAY, FEB. 1ST

talent showstudent successThe 32nd Annual Olmsted Falls High School PTA Talent Show is set for TONIGHT, 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 are $5, adults; $3, students. All proceeds will benefit the OFHS scholarship fund benefiting graduating Seniors of the Class of 2019. Tickets are available at the door.


OFMS BULLDOG THEATRE COMPANY’S MONOLOGUE SHOWCASE – TONIGHT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST

BTC_Monologue Showcasestudent successCome warm yourself up with a free cup of hot chocolate or coffee, and some awesome entertainment!  Tonight is the BTC’s 4th annual Monologue Showcase!

Table service begins at 6:45pm, and the show begins at 7pm in the OFMS Cafeteria!


DON’T MISS OFMA’S ANNUAL BALLROOM BLITZ THIS SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 2ND

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The Olmsted Falls Music Association will present the annual Ballroom Blitz TOMORROW, Saturday, February 2nd.
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 43″ television!!
Definitely a night you won’t want to miss!
Thank you for supporting OFMA & this fundraiser!

SPECIAL INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY – NEXT THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH

olmsted falls pta feb 7.docxCP_leftAttention All Bulldog Parents/Guardians! 

Mark your calendars to attend a free presentation for parents and guardians ONLY hosted by Olmsted Falls PTA Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 p.m. at Olmsted Falls Middle School.

The 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.  The task force will provide parents with the tools and knowledge to protect themselves and their children.


ARE YOU FOLLOWING DR. LLOYD’S BLOG? READ HIS LATEST POST ABOUT THE PORTRAIT OF AN OLMSTED FALLS GRADUATE

Jim Lloyd - Cropped for Websitestudent successDid You Know? OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd authors a blog providing insights on exciting things happening in the district, as well as updates regarding  what our district is facing in the broader field of education. It is simply one more way for families and residents to better understand what is happening in our schools and how the Olmsted Falls City School District impacts our students and community.

To read Dr. Lloyd’s latest post to the OFCS Superintendent’s Update, please click HERE.

We also invite you to follow Dr. Lloyd on Twitter: @OFCSSuper


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 NOW OPEN!

Logo1Did You Know? Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is officially open!

The first step to enrolling a new kindergarten is completing the online registration.  Please click HERE to access the link.

We look forward to welcoming a new class of Itty Bitty Bulldogs in the upcoming 2019-2019 school year!


BASKETBALL SOCIAL KICKS OFF CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES WEEK

CP_leftOlmsted Falls and Midview came together to create a great kick off to Celebrating Differences Week. Olmsted Falls’ Helping Hands and Chick-fil-A sponsored the Basketball Social, with the latter donating sandwiches for both Midview’s Best Buddies and Olmsted Falls’ Helping Hands students.

student successBoth programs, which focus on acceptance and awareness for all, especially those who may have a disability or difference, joined for a fun social and hang out before the two basketball teams competed. Both head coaches, Chris DeLisio (OFHS) and Jim Brabenec (Midview) supported the event by having their teams warm up in the Celebrating Differences T-shirts and allowing students from Helping Hands to assist them warm up.  Coach DeLisio made a surprise visit with his team during the social!  Both Olmsted Falls and Midview cheer squads also participated in the event.  Midview brought its Sparkles team made up of cheerleaders and Best Buddies members and Olmsted Falls cheerleaders had Helping Hands members cheer with them.

A special thanks to all who made it possible, especially the coaches and help from Liz Clearly’s Entrepreneurship class for planning the event and donations.


CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES WEEK DRAWS LOCAL MEDIA ATTENTION

of helping hands celebrate our differences and similaritiesstudent successOlmsted Falls City School District’s Annual Celebrating Differences Week took place the January 22-25 and was a great success thanks to the hard work of our Helping Hands groups across the district.

To read local media coverage about this year’s OFCS Celebrating Differences Week, please click HERE.

Kudos to all involved in the planning and to everyone across the district for their participation!


CHECK OUT THE NEW ECC “PAWS TO BE KIND” SPIRITWEAR 

Paws to Be Kind

Available in youth and adult sizes, Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center has just launched its ECC “Paws to Be Kind” spiritwear fundraiser.

Click HERE to visit the ECC Spiritwear store at Ryco Sports and view available styles.

When ordering online select “Ship to ECC” or “Pickup at Local Store” options.

Questions?  Contact Renee Russell at rrussell@ofcs.net. 

And don’t forget to “Paws to Be Kind.”


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.


REGISTER FOR COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PLACEMENT EXAM ON COUNSELOR’S WEBSITE

Students planning to take the placement exam for College Credit Plus should register for testing on the OFHS Counselor’s Corner Website – CCP tab.  This test is specific to CCP courses at the high school and Lorain County Community College.  There will be four testing dates, but spaces are limited.

All testing will be held from 3-6 p.m. in room 606.  Remaining testing dates include February 4th, February 11th and February 13th. Students who are unable to test at the high school are still able to test at the college.

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!


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS FREE HOMEWORK HELP

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

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 – FEBRUARY 9TH

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.


DINE @ CHIPOTLE TO HELP CLASS OF 2020 RAISE FUNDS

All are invited to stop by North Ridgeville’s Chipotle eatery from 4-8 p.m. Monday, February 18th in honor of the Class of 2020. Bring in the flyer, which is available by clicking HERE, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause because 33 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Olmsted Falls High School.

Please note that online orders will not be included in the fundraiser. Hope to see you there. Chipotle is located at 32223 Lorain Road.


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)




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OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH

Olmsted Community Preschool is having an open house THIS 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.  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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