OFCS Update – April 26, 2017

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OFMS STUDENTS RECEIVE KUDOS DURING THEIR WASHINGTON TRIP

Weather changes every day did not deter OFMS eighth graders from experiencing an educational and enriching Washington D.C. trip that occurred earlier this month. This was the 15th trip to our nation’s capitol and what Principal Mark Kurz called another “amazing” experience.

The school took 270 students and 46 staff and parent chaperones on the trip. This year’s highlights included the wreath ceremony at The Tomb of the Unknown Solder at Arlington National Cemetery, tour of the U. S. Capitol and a visit to Shanksville, PA, to view the Flight 93 Memorial and Visitor Center.

Weather presented the biggest challenge the group had since they experienced a different season each day. On Wednesday, temperatures reached summer weather near 78 degrees.  On Thursday, the group was caught in torrential downpours at the White House as they waited in line at the U. S. Capitol. Friday, a winter storm blew in with wind chills near zero degrees at Gettysburg and Shanksville. The weather, however, did not stop them – they stayed on schedule and saw all planned sights.

Mr. Kurz said OFMS students always catch the positive attention of staff at the various venues. This year’s trip was no different. That proved true in an email they received from one of the Gettysburg tour guides.

“I just wanted to let you know that your 8th graders were fantastic during the tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield!  I have been guiding 42 years and I believe they were the BEST ever school group I have guided!  You should be very proud of them!  They represented their school, their parents, and themselves very well.  They were very attentive and answered my questions. Your teachers/chaperones did a great job too! Thank you for letting them go on this trip to truly appreciate their history!”

One of the park rangers at the Flight 93 Visitor Center said of OFMS students, “We have had hundreds of schools and students visit this memorial, and your students have been, by far, the most respectful, quiet, and interested of any I have seen.”

What a great tribute to our students, staff, parents and community!

To view an online gallery of photos from the trip, please click HERE.

Also, here are a few videos from their Washington D.C. trip.  Just click the link to view them.

  1. Wreath Presentation at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery Video – Top Step View
  2. Wreath Presentation Video – Lower Step View
  3. Capitol Tour Video
  4. Gettysburg Battlefield Video
  5. Dancing on the Boat Dinner Cruise Video

BOARD HONORS SCHOLAR ATHLETES, 1ST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE ATHLETES AND SWC CHAMPION BOWLING & WRESTLING TEAMS

Bulldog athletes, coaches, family and friends attended the April 20th regular meeting of the Olmsted Falls Board of Education to celebrate the accomplishments of an outstanding group of winter athletes.  Six student athletes were honored for being named 1st Team All SWC Conference Student Athletes and 10 student athletes were honored as Scholar Athletes for earning the highest Grade Point Average on their respective varsity teams.  The Board of Education also recognized the SWC Championship-Winning Boys and Girls Bowling Teams, and  SWC-Champion Wrestling Team and coaches for earning the top spot in this year’s conference in their respective sports.  All students honored received certificates of recognition, and all in attendance celebrated with a cake and punch reception that followed.

Winter 2017 Scholar Athletes:

Boys Basketball:  Matthew Johnson

Girls Basketball:  Rachael Vance

Wrestling:  Alexander Kho

Girls Swimming:  Stephanie Schroth

Boys Swimming:  Eric Andrews

Hockey:  Cameron Wilson

Cheerleading:  Abigail Boenig Dombek

Gymnastics:  Hannah Witteman

Boys Bowling: Nathan Zinser

Girls Bowling: Joselyn Rabbitt

Winter 2017 SWC First Team Athletes:

Boys Basketball – Joshua Goodwin

Girls Basketball – Sarah Balfour

Girls Basketball – Clare Kelly

Hockey – Zachary Snyder

Wrestling – Joshua Jaeckin

Wrestling – Michael Shaw

SWC Championship Girls Bowling Team:

Kellie Garrity, Joselyn Rabbit, Erika Ratcliff, Krislynn Katona and Angela Weiland

Coach: Chuck Carver

SWC Championship Boys Bowling Team:

Logan Sharp, Keegan Skoczen, Jerrod Green, Scott McKee, Matt McFadden, Travis Green, Matt Miller, Gavin Rousek, Kyle Kollm and ​Nathan Zinser

Coach: Chuck Carver

SWC Championship Wrestling Team:

Seniors: Noah Broski, Alex Kho and Brady Stang

Juniors: Sam Fontana, Josh Jaeckin, ​John McCabe, Jaden Mendeluk, ​Jihad Salti, ​Michael Shaw and Zach Wolanin

Sophomores: Connor Atkins, Nick Dailey, Caiden Fetterman, ​Nick Kuntz and ​David McEwen

Freshmen: Justin Jaeckin, ​Tariq Salti and ​Brennan Stang

Coaches: Bryce Burkhard, Chris Connelly, Chris Odon and Ross Whitson

Congratulations again to all of these outstanding athletes and their coaches!! 


U.S. CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI MEETS WITH STUDENTS AT OFHS

Olmsted Falls High School government class students had the opportunity to meet and talk with U.S. Congressman Jim Renacci last week.  The special visit came about following an extra credit project completed by a few of Mr. Pellerite’s students over the winter break.  Congressman Renacci’s office was putting together a collection of stories about war veterans.  Students were invited to interview a veteran and record their story for the special project.  In the process of submitting the stories written by his students, Mr. Pellerite asked if the congressman would be interested in coming to speak to his government classes.  Congressman Renacci accepted and the opportunity for OFHS students to meet and speak with the U.S. representative became reality.  Students gathered in the auditorium and spent more than an hour with the congressman, who shared information on his background and his work as our representative in Washington D.C.   Students also had the opportunity to ask questions, and enjoyed the personal dialogue with the congressman.

On behalf of Mr. Pellerite’s class and OFHS, sincere thanks and appreciation are extended to Congressman Renacci and his office for making this informative and memorable visit possible!


OFHS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CLASS HOSTS SPRING EVENT FOR ITTY BITTY BULLDOGS 

OFHS students in Mrs. Radigan’s Parenting and Child Development class got to put what their learning about into action this month as they planned and hosted a spring party for preschool students at our Early Childhood Center.

Along with creating fine and gross motor activities for the children to participate in, the high school students wrote and illustrated their own children’s books and were able to read them to our ECC students. Topics ranged from superheros, to diversity, to fire trucks!

Fun was had by all and it was a great learning opportunity for our youngest and oldest students alike!


BULLDOG BUS DRIVERS RECEIVE HIGH MARKS AT ANNUAL OHIO SCHOOL BUS ROAD-E-O
On Saturday, April 22nd, Buckeye Senior High was the site of the annual Ohio School Bus Road-E-O for the North Region of Ohio.  This skill competition tests driver’s school bus knowledge and behind the wheel skills while offering a chance to interact with and compete against other drivers from around the state.  This year the Olmsted Falls City School District Transportation Department sent seven staff members to compete, and one to judge (Cindi Serrani).  Our drivers achieved great results this year with Roger Urbanek, Lisa Clelland-Williams, Tracey Rinas, and Nancy Hunt combining to score 5th place in the region as a team.  Our drivers who competed individually (Kathy Barber, Kathy Genemans, and Irene Stoyka) also turned in high scores.
Together our staff also earned the 2nd place Spirit Award in the North Region for their safety display.  Our staff members shared our local safety policies along with “Driver Safety Kits” containing anything one may need while transporting students safely in a school bus.
Congratulations to the OFCS Transportation Department for once again representing our district well at the Ohio School Bus Road-E-O!

WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHERS SHARE BENEFITS OF PROGRAM WITH BOARD MEMBERS

Olmsted Falls Middle School French Teacher Emma Schlabig and Spanish Teacher Laura Ulmenstine made an informative presentation to the Board of Education at the regular April meeting regarding the middle school’s world language program.  Students at OFMS have the opportunity to explore world languages including French and Spanish during their time at Olmsted Falls Middle School.  Many eighth graders are even able to take either French or Spanish for high school credit during their eighth grade year!  This growing program offers numerous benefits to students and has quickly grown in popularity.

To view a copy of the OFMS World Language presentation, please click HERE.

To view a video of OFMS students talking about their experience in the OFMS World Language program, please click HERE.

Thank you to our outstanding world language teachers at OFMS for sharing!


BOARD GETS UPDATE ON OFHS EXPANSION / RENOVATION PROJECT

Planning is underway for the expansion and renovation of Olmsted Falls High School made possible through the passage of the zero additional taxes bond issue this past November.  At their regular monthly meeting for April, Board of Education members received an update on the project during a joint presentation by the district’s architects from AVG and the district’s construction management firm, Turner Construction.  The project is currently in the schematic design phase in terms of the architectural component and the construction management team is working through logistics and planning.  We look forward to sharing additional information as the construction is confirmed and renderings become available.  Thank you again to our community for making this much-needed expansion and renovation project possible with the passage of the November issue!


BULLDOG THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS SPRING PRODUCTION – THIS WEEKEND – APRIL 27TH-29TH

What has 45 cast members, nine folk musicians, 6 foley artists and 26 crew members? 

Well it’s ONE fantastic production that the Bulldog Theatre Company will perform of Fantastic Mr. Fox. The play is Roald Dahl’s fantasy adventure about a displaced family of foxes and the clever ways they and other woodland creatures outwit three bumbling farmers.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 27th; Friday, April 28th, and Saturday, April 29th in the Olmsted Falls Middle School Cafeteria.

Tickets prices are $5 for adults, $3 for students (4th grade and up) and free for senior citizens and students grade 3 and lower.

Thank you for supporting the Arts in Olmsted Falls!


OFHS MASQUERS PRESENT LERNER AND LOEWE’S BRIGADOON – THIS WEEKEND – APRIL 28 & 29TH

Poster artwork  designed by OFHS students in Elizabeth Cleary’s Digital Marketing and Web Design class.

Please join us at Olmsted Falls High School for Masquers’ production of Lerner and Lowe’s classic musical, Brigadoon. Performances are Friday, April 28 at 7:30 and Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 and 7:30 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased at the door on the day of the performance or can be reserved by emailing Christie Cutarelli at ccutarelli@ofcs.net.

Many of the songs from the Brigadoon, such as “Almost Like Being in Love” have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon.

The original production opened on Broadway in 1947, and there was a 1954 film version starring Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse.

Come see the talented student performers at Olmsted Falls High School!


COME OUT TO CHEER ON OUR OFIS GIRLS ON THE RUN – SUNDAY, MAY 7TH

We need your Cheers!! Please come out and support the OFIS Girls Running Club as they participate in the Olmsted Spirit 5k on Sunday, May 7.  The girls have been training hard for the past 2 months and would love some crowd support.  The Olmsted Spirit 5k starts and ends at the High School stadium at 9am.  The running club girls will be wearing neon pink ~ stop up to cheer them on!


OFMS PTA MAY CALENDAR RAFFLE – DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

$5.00/ 31 CHANCES TO WIN!! Each day in May, a name will be pulled and the winners notified. You may purchase as many calendars as you like and please share with others! Money raised will be used for assemblies, field trips, and scholarships. A list of winners will be posted on the O.F. blog each week. Good luck!!!

Please click HERE to print calendar and submit it along with your money to the MS Office in an envelope marked calendar raffle by April 30th. Checks can be made payable to OFMS PTA.


OLMSTED FALLS SUMMER BAND PROGRAM FOR CURRENT 5TH-7TH GRADE STUDENTS

Come jam with Mrs. Julie Budd the Director of Bands at OFHS.  This program is designed for current 5-7th grade students who are interested in playing their band instruments and having fun!!!  We will play awesome music, have themed days, and fun games.  The OF Summer Band Program will be held in the high school band room.  Students will receive a Camp T-shirt and concert band students will get a music book to keep.

Camp Dates:  Wednesday, May 31th –Friday, June 2nd; Monday, June 5th –Friday, June 9th; and Camp Concert on SATURDAY June 10th.

To download flyer with registration form, please click HERE.  Registration forms with payment due to your student’s music teacher by Monday, May 1st.


BULLDOG SUMMER SPORTS CAMP INFO

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you will fill those long sunny days!  Information on Bulldog Summer Sports Camps is starting to roll in.  Please click links below for summer sports camp information available to date:

Elementary Volleyball Camp (for Grades 2-6) – May 31st – June 3rd

Olmsted Falls Bulldog Football 2017 Summer Camp (Grades 3-9) – June 26th – 28th

Junior Netters 2017 Volleyball Program (for Grades 2-6) – Fall 2017 (August – Sept)

Links to additional Bulldog Summer Sports Camps will be added as it becomes available.  Watch the blog for updates or visit http://olmstedfallsathletics.net/ and click on the “Camps” link for the latest information.


OFCS SPRING SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON SET FOR MAY 11TH; OLMSTED TOWNSHIP SPONSORING COMMUNITY BUS TOUR

Olmsted Falls Schools will host its next luncheon event for senior citizens in the community on Thursday, May 11th.  This spring’s luncheon will take place at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School.

As an added opportunity, Olmsted Township is sponsoring a free community bus tour prior to the lunch.  Both events are free to senior citizen residents of Olmsted Township and Olmsted Falls.  However, an RSVP is required.

Guests are welcome to attend both events (bus tour & lunch), or RSVP to one or the other separately as needed.

Please click HERE to download the event flyer.


CONGRATS TO OUR COMMUNITY’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUTS

Olmsted Falls Board of Education President Joe Bertrand with community’s newest Eagle Scouts at Eagle Court of Honor event. Eagle Scouts (L to R):  Tyler Miller (senior from Berea Midpark HS), Bennett Graham (senior at OFHS), Ryan Miller (senior at OFHS) and John Campbell (sophomore at OFHS).

Congratulations to the Olmsted community’s newest Eagle Scouts!

John Campbell (sophomore at OFHS), Bennett Graham (senior at OFHS), and Ryan Miller (senior at OFHS) were honored this past weekend as Troop 201 convened an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Olmsted Community Church.  These outstanding young men have attained Scouting’s highest honor.

Eagle Scout projects included:

John Campbell’s construction of a monarch butterfly way station at the Cleveland Metropark’s Rocky River Reservation, which boasts 200 plants over a quarter acre of land;

Bennett Graham’s construction of an interactive Miller’s Square station for use by special education and autistic students at the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center;

and Ryan Miller’s landscape improvements at the exterior entrance of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School, which included the planting of four boxwood trees.

 


ALL CALL FOR ARTISTS!! INVITATION TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS & ALUMNI!!

Community residents and alumni are invited to enter art work for the annual May Show!

The Annual May Show is Friday, May 12th, and we would love for you to enter your work!!

Members of the Olmsted community and all Bulldog alumni are invited to share their hidden talents at the High School May Show. The work will be shown in a special area that has been set aside for you. Please consider participating this year, as it’s a favorite display for so many!!

There are display boards available for flat work (paintings, drawings, photography, etc…), and table space available for three-dimensional pieces (sculpture, ceramics, embroidery, etc…).

If you would like to submit work, please click HERE to fill out the form and submit your response.

All entered work MUST be dropped off between Monday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 10th to W4 in the High School (Amber West’s room).

Work can be picked up on Friday, May 12, after the show (after 8:00 p.m.) or during school the following week.


SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE MAY 23 AT OFHS GYM

The Olmsted Falls Athletic Booster Association again is sponsoring  the  2017-2018 annual physicals date for student– athletes who currently are in grades 6-11 in need of a physical for the upcoming school year. The discounted price is a reflection of the strong relationship between the booster organization, Southwest General Health Center and the Bulldog Wrestling Program assisting with the details of the event.

May is the ideal time to secure this Ohio High School Athletic Association requirement, as the 2018 expiration date will not inhibit the student-athlete on missing out on a practice or competition due to a mid-season expiration.

They will be available from 4-7 p.m. May 23rd in the OFHS gym. No appointment is needed. For more details, view the flyer by clicking HERE.

To go to the schools’ athletic website, click HERE.


PARENTS/OFHS STUDENTS – 2017/18 COURSE CHANGE DEADLINE IS JUNE 6

Attention OFHS Students and Parents (including parents of current 8th graders):

Please view the list of courses your student has scheduled for the 2017-18 school year directly in Power School. Click Class Registration link on the left of the screen when logged in.

Please contact your student’s school counselor should you have any questions. Counselors are available through June 6th to discuss students’ course selections for the next school year.

Evening appointments are available on June 5th and day time appointments are available on June 6th.

Please call 440.427.6116 to schedule an appointment.

DEADLINE TO MAKE ANY COURSE ADJUSTMENTS/CHANGES IS JUNE 6TH.


STILL TIME – REGISTER YOUR INCOMING KINDERGARTNER FOR SAFETY TOWN

Olmsted Falls Safety Town 2017 Registration is still open! Classes are almost full!

If your child will be entering Kindergarten next fall, don’t forget to sign up for Safety Town. It is a child accident prevention program for incoming kindergartners. Safety Town is a program that introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to the children. Registration deadline is May 15.

Please visit http://oecpta.com/safety-town/ for more information and to download the registration form.


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

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

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


OF POST PROM INVITES ALL TO POST PROM MEETINGS, FUNDRAISERS

Please consider joining us at our remaining Post Prom Committee meetings, all located in the Media Center at OFHS at 7PM:

  • April 26
  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17

Hope you can join us!

Opportunities to support Post Prom at these upcoming and/or ongoing fundraisers:

  • Gift Card Drive-by and Donate (No need to exit your car!) Saturday, May 6 from 10a-Noon at OFHS We are asking parents to donate a gift card of $15.00 or higher for POST PROM.  We are using these cards for prizes to be given out that evening.  We appreciate everyone who is helping to make this night very special for our children. Thank you in advance for your contribution. If you are unable to drop it off on Saturday, May 6, you can put it in an envelope marked PostProm and have your student drop it off at the office of the high school.
  • Order your PROM flowers by May 17 from The Flower Shoppe and help support Post Prom. The Flower Shoppe, a charming family-owned and operated flower store located on Sprague Road offers an array of the finest floral arrangements.  They can help you design a wrist corsage, boutonniere or a special bouquet of flowers.  call The Flower Shoppe at 440-243-3358 to place your order, OR visit The Flower Shoppe at 22971 Sprague Road in Columbia Station.  Hours are Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Please place your orders by May 17th.  The Flower Shoppe has offered to partner with Olmsted Falls Post Prom so please mention Post Prom at the time of the order.

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.co m

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


OLMSTED FALLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GOLF OUTING – JULY 29TH! 
Get your foursome together for the 22nd annual John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, July 29th.  You do not need to be Alumni to attend ~ all golfers and wanna be golfers are welcome.  $85 per golfer includes 18 holes, riding cart, lunch, beverages, dinner and golf favor.  8:30am shotgun start.
Check out our new website for more details or to register https://ofhsalumni.wordpress.com/

 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


BULLDOG FLAG FOOTBALL NOW REGISTERING PLAYERS

The Bulldog Flag Football, which the city of Olmsted Falls sponsors, is a recreational and fun positive league that now has open registration through June 30th.

The league is an educational experience open to boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 6. To view a detailed flier and registration form, click HERE.


REGISTER FOR FALLS POINTE SWIM TEAM – APRIL 29TH

The Falls Pointe Swim Team sign-ups will be held from noon to 3 p.m. April 29th at the Falls Pointe Clubhouse. The team is open to any Olmsted Falls/Township resident ages 4-18 who can independently swim the length of the pool. Members love to have fun as much as they love to swim. Swimmers participate in activities such as Donut Fridays, Pancake Breakfast, weekly contests with prizes, secret swimmer and an awards picnic and pool party. It is a low pressure environment for swimmers of all levels.

For more information and online registration, go to Fallspointeswimteam.com.  http://fallspointeswimteam.com/


GET READY FOR THE MAY 7TH OLMSTED SPIRT 5k RACE/WALK

The annual Olmsted Spirit 5K Race/Walk is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, May 7th at the OFHS stadium. This year will be the 20th annual race!

Registration costs $25 for runners/walkers, but you can use the special promo code “os20” online at OlmstedSpirit.com for $5 off!

All proceeds go to fund scholarships for OFHS graduating seniors who give back to the community.  Please contact OlmstedSpirit@gmail.com with any questions.


MEET THE WESTVIEW SHARKS TEAM COACHES

The Westview Sharks Swim Team will host a Meet the Coaches event from 5-7 p.m. May 7 at its Westview pool on Redwood Drive.

Residents ages 4-18 are welcome to join the team, whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned swimmer. Develop your skills with a committed coaching staff. The event includes in-person registration and swim suit orders

The Westview Sharks has a long history of producing some of Olmsted Falls High School’s top swimmers. For more details about the team, contact westviewswimteam@yahoo.com.


SPRUCE UP YOUR YARD WITH O.F. GARDEN CLUB’S PERENNIALS – MAY 7TH

The Olmsted Falls Garden Club’s annual Perennial Sale is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 on Main Street grounds across from Olmsted Community Church.

Plants for pollinators, flowering bushes, hostas, wildflowers and deer-resistant plants are just a few of the many varieties that will be offered.  Proceeds benefit primary school programs, public gardens and other community projects.

 


OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY HOSTS COOKIE BATTLE MAY 17TH

Date: 5/17/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Description:

For glory and for fun, battle it out to see who can design the best cookies with frosting and toppings!

Release forms must be filled out by parent/legal guardian.  Please click link below to register:

http://cuyahogalibrary.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=107602


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP AT PINOT’S PALETTE THIS YEAR

Kids entering Kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to participate in the Bulldog Summer Art Camp through Olmsted Recreation at Pinot’s Palette, 8051 Columbia Road.

The camp covers 10 one-hour classes over two weeks from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 22.  It is $50 a student for Olmsted Falls residents and $55 for non-residents. There are morning sessions divided by age.

To view a flier and registration form, click HERE. Have questions? Please call Joelle McNea, Olmsted Recreation coordinator, 440-427-2519, with any questions.


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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – April 13, 2017

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NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY/MONDAY FOR LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND

There will be no school on this Friday, April 14th and Monday, April 17th for the Easter holiday weekend.  Classes will resume Tuesday, April 18th.

Enjoy a wonderful extended weekend.  See you Tuesday!


OFHS ENGINEERING STUDENTS TAKE TOP SPOTS AT ANNUAL OHIO SKILLS USA COMPETITION

Our winning engineering teams from OFHS at this week’s Ohio SkillsUSA competition in Columbus.

This past Tuesday, April 11th, students from the engineering classes at OFHS competed at the Ohio SkillsUSA competitions in Columbus. The following teams placed in the top 3:

Four-time State Gold Medalists

Stephanie Schroth and Joselyn Rabbitt placed 1st in Robotics Automation Technology (Four-time State Gold Medalists) and will be going to National competition in June.

Raymond Beniseka and Connor Krucek took 2nd Place in Mobile Robotics.

Evan Martin and Charles Reitz took 2nd Place in Robotic Urban Search and Rescue.

Congratulations to all of these outstanding students! And good luck to Stephanie and Joselyn as they head to national competition in June!


OHIO STATE SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT TESS ELSHOFF VISITS OFCS

Ohio State School Board President Tess Elshoff spent a day touring the Olmsted Falls School District this week. On Wednesday, April 12th, Mrs. Elshoff joined Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd and visited several buildings and classrooms across the district. They spent time at Falls-Lenox observing innovative guided reading activities in a first grade classroom, visited the new Maker Space stations at OFIS, checked out Project Lead the Way Engineering and Robotics classes at OFMS, and observed a marketing class at OFHS.

While at OFHS, Mrs. Elshoff received an extended building tour from Principal Holly Schafer who reviewed the upcoming expansion and renovation project made possible by the passage of the zero additional taxes bond issue this past November.

 

 

In addition to her classroom visits, Mrs. Elshoff met with district administrators and Olmsted Falls Board of Education member Linda Parkowski, and also spent time talking to with Olmsted Falls teachers.

OFCS extends our sincere thanks to Mrs. Elshoff for spending the day with us to learn more about Olmsted Falls City Schools!

To view additional photos from Mrs. Elshoff’s visit, please click HERE.


POWERSCHOOL ACCESS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FROM 4/16 – 4/17

Please note that an update has been scheduled for the PowerSchool servers.

This means PowerSchool access for all users will be unavailable from Sunday, April 16th at 5:00 p.m. until Monday, April 17th at 5:00 p.m.  All users will be locked out during the upgrade time.

Thank you for your understanding of this needed upgrade.


FALLS-LENOX STUDENTS EXPLORE UNIVERSE WITH STAR LAB!

Last week, Falls-Lenox students explored our universe inside the Natural History’s portable planetarium, Star Lab! Crawling through a tube into a large dome took students to a spectacular night sky. There, students were able to identify ten key constellations of the spring sky and learn about the ancient Greek and Indian mythologies behind those stars. Parents can ask your student to teach you about Orion and how he can send us around our horizon to other attractions!

Star Lab was out of this world! Thank you to Mrs. LaGruth and Dr. Kolozvary for teaching each class and sharing your love of science!

To view more pictures from Star Lab, click HERE.


INTERACTIVE SAFETY FAIR – SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND – ADDRESSES YOUNG BULLDOGS

Children in grades 3-5 and their parents are invited to attend the Safety Fair: Safety Never Hurts event at Polaris Career Center on Saturday, April 22nd.  Children will learn about safety at home, school and online by participating in a variety of interactive learning stations.

Polaris’ Criminal Justice program is sponsoring the fair, which is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 22nd. Polaris is at 7285 Old Oak Blvd., Middleburg Heights.


OFMS TEACHER DAVE WILLSON IS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Dave Willson, teacher and athletic director at Olmsted Falls Middle School. He was named Middle School Athletic Director of the Year by the Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

Mr. Willson accepted the award Sunday at the organization’s annual dinner at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.

In addition to his 31 years of teaching math in the district, Mr. Willson has served as the middle school athletic director for the last 10 years.  He has organized the home/away schedules for the Southwestern Conference Middle Schools league schedules/calendars. He also has set up and organized the B team leagues for the conference teams that also have additional B teams in middle school basketball and volleyball.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Willson on this well-deserved honor!


BULLDOG THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS SPRING PRODUCTION APRIL 27TH-29TH

What has 45 cast members, nine folk musicians, 6 foley artists and 26 crew members? 

Well it’s ONE fantastic production that the Bulldog Theatre Company will perform of Fantastic Mr. Fox. The play is Roald Dahl’s fantasy adventure about a displaced family of foxes and the clever ways they and other woodland creatures outwit three bumbling farmers.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 27th; Friday, April 28th, and Saturday, April 29th in the Olmsted Falls Middle School Cafeteria.

Tickets prices are $5 for adults, $3 for students (4th grade and up) and free for senior citizens and students grade 3 and lower.

Thank you for supporting the Arts in Olmsted Falls!


OFHS MASQUERS PRESENT LERNER AND LOEWE’S BRIGADOON – APRIL 28 & 29TH

Poster artwork  designed by OFHS students in Elizabeth Cleary’s Digital Marketing and Web Design class.

Please join us at Olmsted Falls High School for Masquers’ production of Lerner and Lowe’s classic musical, Brigadoon. Performances are Friday, April 28 at 7:30 and Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 and 7:30 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased at the door on the day of the performance or can be reserved by emailing Christie Cutarelli at ccutarelli@ofcs.net.

Many of the songs from the Brigadoon, such as “Almost Like Being in Love” have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon.

The original production opened on Broadway in 1947, and there was a 1954 film version starring Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse.

Come see the talented student performers at Olmsted Falls High School!


RIGHT TO READ WEEK AT ECC WAS A ‘BUGGY’ HIT

Thank you to all the wonderful people who made Right to Read Week at the ECC a lot of fun for the kindergartners and preschoolers. The theme was  “Buggy About Books.” The kids did hands-on activities incorporating math and science, all while learning  about bugs and the importance of reading.

A Big Thank You to the amazing FL/ECC PTA!! They generously purchased books so that each kindergartner and preschooler received three free books during the week.

Another thank you to the RTR chairperson, Rachel O’Malley, who was instrumental in scheduling a visit from local author, Michael Samulak. The children also met our public Librarian, Sue Grame. She provided an amazing puppet show for the kids. They all had a great time.


OFCS SPRING SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON SET FOR MAY 11TH; OLMSTED TOWNSHIP SPONSORING COMMUNITY BUS TOUR

Olmsted Falls Schools will host its next luncheon event for senior citizens in the community on Thursday, May 11th.  This spring’s luncheon will take place at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School.

As an added opportunity, Olmsted Township is sponsoring a free community bus tour prior to the lunch.  Both events are free to senior citizen residents of Olmsted Township and Olmsted Falls.  However, an RSVP is required.

Guests are welcome to attend both events (bus tour & lunch), or RSVP to one or the other separately as needed.

Please click HERE to download the event flyer.


ALL CALL FOR ARTISTS!! INVITATION TO COMMUNITY MEMBERS & ALUMNI!!

Community residents and alumni are invited to enter art work for the annual May Show!

The Annual May Show is Friday, May 12th, and we would love for you to enter your work!!

Members of the Olmsted community and all Bulldog alumni are invited to share their hidden talents at the High School May Show. The work will be shown in a special area that has been set aside for you. Please consider participating this year, as it’s a favorite display for so many!!

There are display boards available for flat work (paintings, drawings, photography, etc…), and table space available for three-dimensional pieces (sculpture, ceramics, embroidery, etc…).

If you would like to submit work, please click HERE to fill out the form and submit your response.

All entered work MUST be dropped off between Monday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 10th to W4 in the High School (Amber West’s room).

Work can be picked up on Friday, May 12, after the show (after 8:00 p.m.) or during school the following week.


OFHS PTA HOSTS VENDORS NIGHT IN CONJUNCTION WITH APRIL 24TH MEETING – JUST IN TIME TO SHOP FOR MOTHER’S DAY, GRADUATION!

OFHS PTA meeting is Monday April 24 at 7 p.m. (and will be quick so we can all shop!)
Come on out to vendors night from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Great gifts for Mothers Day, birthdays, graduation.
Money raised goes to HS scholarships.


DINE AT CHICK-FIL-A AND SUPPORT OFHS PTA

The Olmsted Falls High School PTA has a tasty fundraiser from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, April 24th at the North Olmsted Chick-fil-A (4779 Great Northern Blvd.)

Mention OFHS PTA when placing your order and it will earn up to 25 percent of sales! You may either dine in, carry out, drive through or cater for the PTA to receive the benefits.

Why not enjoy breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at Chick-fil-A that day!


SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE MAY 23 AT OFHS GYM

The Olmsted Falls Athletic Booster Association again is sponsoring  the  2017-2018 annual physicals date for student– athletes who currently are in grades 6-11 in need of a physical for the upcoming school year. The discounted price is a reflection of the strong relationship between the booster organization, Southwest General Health Center and the Bulldog Wrestling Program assisting with the details of the event.

May is the ideal time to secure this Ohio High School Athletic Association requirement, as the 2018 expiration date will not inhibit the student-athlete on missing out on a practice or competition due to a mid-season expiration.

They will be available from 4-7 p.m. May 23rd in the OFHS gym. No appointment is needed. For more details, view the flyer by clicking HERE.

To go to the schools’ athletic website, click HERE.


PARENTS/OFHS STUDENTS – 2017/18 COURSE CHANGE DEADLINE IS JUNE 6

Attention OFHS Students and Parents (including parents of current 8th graders):

Please view the list of courses your student has scheduled for the 2017-18 school year directly in Power School. Click Class Registration link on the left of the screen when logged in.

Please contact your student’s school counselor should you have any questions. Counselors are available through June 6th to discuss students’ course selections for the next school year.

Evening appointments are available on June 5th and day time appointments are available on June 6th.

Please call 440.427.6116 to schedule an appointment.

DEADLINE TO MAKE ANY COURSE ADJUSTMENTS/CHANGES IS JUNE 6TH.


STILL TIME TO REGISTER YOUR INCOMING KINDERGARTNER FOR SAFETY TOWN

Olmsted Falls Safety Town 2017 Registration is still open! Classes are almost full!

If your child will be entering Kindergarten next fall, don’t forget to sign up for Safety Town. It is a child accident prevention program for incoming kindergartners. Safety Town is a program that introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to the children. Registration deadline is May 15.

Please visit http://oecpta.com/safety-town/ for more information and to download the registration form.


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

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

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


OF POST PROM INVITES ALL TO POST PROM MEETINGS, FUNDRAISERS

Please consider joining us at our remaining Post Prom Committee meetings, all located in the Media Center at OFHS at 7PM:

  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17

Hope you can join us!

Post Prom tickets, which are PRE-SALE ONLY, will be sold at the same time as Prom tickets.  Prom/PostProm ticket sales in the OFHS Cafeteria on:

  • April 13 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • April 19 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm, after testing

Post Prom tickets are $10 per person.  Checks made to OFHS Post Prom or Cash

Any senior can attend Post Prom even if you do not attend Prom.

Opportunities to support Post Prom at these upcoming and/or ongoing fundraisers:

T-shirt Quilt Raffle – Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a customized T-shirt Quilt!  What a great graduation present for your son/daughter! (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

April 18, 2017 (5-8 PM) – Come Accessory Shop for Prom & Mom @ Olmsted Falls High School, Media Center (Click HERE for flyer with details)

April 25, 2017 – BINGO at Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill  — Contact Stacy to buy tickets pre-sale and receive more BINGO cards and chances to win!! (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee  

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com 

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)



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O.F. BOY SCOUT TROOP 252 TO HOST PANCAKE BREAKFAST – SUN., APRIL 23RD

Local Boy Scout Troop 252 from St. Mary of the Falls will be hosting a community Pancake Breakfast event on Sunday, April 23rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary of the Falls Church.  Funds from this breakfast will help pay for camping and troop supplies. Join us for pancakes, sausage and raffles!

Click HERE to download the event flyer.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


REGISTER FOR FALLS POINTE SWIM TEAM – APRIL 29TH

The Falls Pointe Swim Team sign-ups will be held from noon to 3 p.m. April 29th at the Falls Pointe Clubhouse. The team is open to any Olmsted Falls/Township resident ages 4-18 who can independently swim the length of the pool. Members love to have fun as much as they love to swim. Swimmers participate in activities such as Donut Fridays, Pancake Breakfast, weekly contests with prizes, secret swimmer and an awards picnic and pool party. It is a low pressure environment for swimmers of all levels.

For more information and online registration, go to Fallspointeswimteam.com.  http://fallspointeswimteam.com/


GET READY FOR THE MAY 7TH OLMSTED SPIRT 5k RACE/WALK

The annual Olmsted Spirit 5K Race/Walk is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, May 7th at the OFHS stadium. This year will be the 20th annual race!

Registration costs $25 for runners/walkers, but you can use the special promo code “os20” online at OlmstedSpirit.com for $5 off!

All proceeds go to fund scholarships for OFHS graduating seniors who give back to the community.  Please contact OlmstedSpirit@gmail.com with any questions.


MEET THE WESTVIEW SHARKS TEAM COACHES

The Westview Sharks Swim Team will host a Meet the Coaches event from 5-7 p.m. May 7 at its Westview pool on Redwood Drive.

Residents ages 4-18 are welcome to join the team, whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned swimmer. Develop your skills with a committed coaching staff. The event includes in-person registration and swim suit orders

The Westview Sharks has a long history of producing some of Olmsted Falls High School’s top swimmers. For more details about the team, contact westviewswimteam@yahoo.com.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


BULLDOG FLAG FOOTBALL NOW REGISTERING PLAYERS

The Bulldog Flag Football, which the city of Olmsted Falls sponsors, is a recreational and fun positive league that now has open registration through June 30th.

The league is an educational experience open to boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 6. To view a detailed flier and registration form, click HERE.


KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP AT PINOT’S PALETTE THIS YEAR

Kids entering Kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to participate in the Bulldog Summer Art Camp through Olmsted Recreation at Pinot’s Palette, 8051 Columbia Road.

The camp covers 10 one-hour classes over two weeks from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 22.  It is $50 a student for Olmsted Falls residents and $55 for non-residents. There are morning sessions divided by age.

To view a flier and registration form, click HERE. Have questions? Please call Joelle McNea, Olmsted Recreation coordinator, 440-427-2519, with any questions.


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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – April 7, 2017

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OFCS NAMED AMONG BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC FOR 11TH YEAR STRAIGHT

The school district continues its streak with music accolades.  The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) again designated the Olmsted Falls school district among the 2017 Best Communities for Music Education. The district has received this honor 11 consecutive years. NAMM selected 527 school districts across the country for the honor this year.

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum.  Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

To view a list of the 2017 Best Communities for Music Education Districts, please click HERE.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Olmsted Falls answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. School officials verified the responses that The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas then reviewed.

Prior research has found links between students in community music programs and academic success in subjects such as reading. That is why music programs prove an excellent opportunity for students to excel in the other disciplines.

Congratulations to all for making Olmsted Falls among the best music education communities in the country!


MRS. STRAWSER’S KINDERGARTNERS PRESENT TO BOARD

Eight kindergarten students from Mrs. Strawser’s full-day class at the ECC made a special visit to the monthly Board of Education meeting in March to share with Board members their love of reading. These special guests read a poem about reading, sang a fun ABC song and showed off their fast developing skills by reading with Board members and adults in the audience. These small but mighty bulldogs did a great job and everyone enjoyed their visit!

To view a photo gallery of their visit, click HERE.


BOARD OF EDUCATION RECOGNIZES MARIEL KRAKOWIAK FOR RECENT PARENT OF YEAR AWARD

Board of Education President Joe Bertrand (left) and Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd with Mariel Krakowiak.

The Olmsted Falls Board of Education honored OFIS art teacher and parent Mariel Krakowiak at its monthly Board Meeting in March as members recognized her recent Parent of the Year Award.

Mrs. Krakowiak was named Connecting for Kid’s Parent of the Year for her work in founding and leading the Helping Hands organization at Olmsted Falls Schools.

Under Mariel’s volunteer leadership, the group also offers activities and fundraisers to benefit helping Hands ongoing efforts as well as the efforts of other nonprofit groups such as Special Olympics.


OFCS SPRING SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON SET FOR MAY 11TH; OLMSTED TOWNSHIP SPONSORING COMMUNITY BUS TOUR

Olmsted Falls Schools will host its next luncheon event for senior citizens in the community on Thursday, May 11th.  This spring’s luncheon will take place at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School.

As an added opportunity, Olmsted Township is sponsoring a free community bus tour prior to the lunch.  Both events are free to senior citizen residents of Olmsted Township and Olmsted Falls.  However, an RSVP is required.

Guests are welcome to attend both events (bus tour & lunch), or RSVP to one or the other separately as needed.

Please click HERE to download the event flyer.


INTRODUCING THE 2017-18 OFHS GOLDEN BULLETTES DRILL TEAM

Congratulations to the members of the 2017-18 Olmsted Falls High School Golden Bullettes Drill Team.

Members are Isabelle Cameron, Kai Falcone, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Audrey Guildoo, Taylor Jones, Lauren Kane, Georgia Kelley, Autumn Knierim, Rachel Korba, Cameron Nelson, Lexi Pishkula, Arianna Ponticelli,, Bailey Sharp, Gaby Solis, Sara Tonissen, Cassie Urry, Gabi Wasikowski and Kayla Zapotosky.

 Let’s go Bulldogs! Best of luck in the upcoming year!

OFIS BULLDOG BROADCAST NOW ACCESSIBLE TO ALL VIA BUILDING WEBSITE
Over the past two years, Olmsted Falls Intermediate School teacher Mr. Jesse Judson has been working with students on The Bulldog Broadcast, the Intermediate School’s official morning show.  The project, which utilizing web-based video editing software and green screen Chroma Key technology, has grown from just an idea to a daily show featuring the daily Pledge of Allegiance and student birthday recognition, alongside weekly segments from the Art Department, Tech Ed, and the S.W.A.T. Team.
The Bulldog Broadcast also features periodic announcements from the OFIS P.T.A., Student Council, K-Kids, The Green Team, Choir, the Library and the Guidance Department – just to name a few.  The students have really embraced the project and catch on so quickly to the technology.  The ultimate goal of the production is for Mr. Judson to serve in more of advisory role with the students leading the way – and based on how far the show has come in just two years, that may mot be far off!  Next year, the plan is to have this become a completely student created and produced show.
As the popularity of the show has grown, there’s been a desire to share this great work with a wider audience.  A Quick Link to each day’s show has just been added to the OFIS website homepage and, once you click on the link to view the day’s program, viewers also have access to an archive of older shows as well!  Special thanks to District Technology Integration Specialist Mr. Jeff VanArnhem for his assistance in getting The Bulldog Broadcast onto the website!
Be sure to check it out when you get a chance!  Great work Bulldogs!

BULLDOG RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP AT RECENT CAVS GAME

Congratulations to Alyssa Tonissen who was one of 10 recipients of a Cavs/Huntington Bank scholarship. More than 500 students applied for the scholarships.

Applicants submitted a 500-word essay, involved in a high level of service in their communities, provide a high school transcript, ACT and/or SAT scores and a letter of recommendation. The 20 semi-finalists were then interviewed.

The 10 awardees were announced and attended Tuesday’s Cavaliers home game.


MANY DONATED BOOKS TO COPS FOR KIDS BOOKMOBILES

A special thanks to all who contributed books to the OFHS Student Council Book Drive to support the Cleveland Police Department Cops for Kids bookmobiles. We collected 200 books for this program, which helps take children’s minds off difficult life circumstances in which their families may be involved.

A special thanks to Mrs. Corrigan for initiating this program at our high school this school year!


BULLDOG GRAD PART OF ICE SKATING TEAM THAT WON ITS 25 U.S.A. CHAMPIONSHIP

Andi Gottfried, a 2015 OFHS grad, is a member of the Haydenettes Synchronized Ice Skating team that will compete for the ISU World title in Colorado Springs this Friday and Saturday.  She attends Merrimack College in Boston.

The team is the reigning World bronze medalists. In February it won its 25th U.S. championship, their eighth consecutive national title.  In the last 18 months, Andi and her team, which represents the USA as Team USA #1, skated in Spain, Sweden, China, Hungary, Canada and Germany. The team was featured recently on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays. To view that video, click HERE.

To learn more about the ice skating team, go to haydensynchroteams.com.

Andi’s parents, Gene and Kim Gottfried, thank OFHS staff and administration for thier support along the way in helping Andi achieve this goal of skating with the Haydenettes.

Congratulations, Andi!  Best wishes in the world championship this weekend!


HURRY! FEW TICKETS LEFT FOR THIS SATURDAY’S NIGHT AT THE RACES 

St. Mary Night at the RacesIt’s heading down the stretch to Saturday’s Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Night at the Races at St. Demetrios Center in Rocky River.
Tickets are $35 a person. Contact Brian Fritz for tickets at 216-337-4422 or B4421fritz@yahoo.com.
 To view a flier of the event, click HERE.

OFHS PTA HOSTS VENDORS NIGHT IN CONJUNCTION WITH APRIL 24TH MEETING – JUST IN TIME TO SHOP FOR MOTHER’S DAY, GRADUATION!

OFHS PTA meeting is Monday April 24 at 7 p.m. (and will be quick so we can all shop!)
Come on out to vendors night from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Great gifts for Mothers Day, birthdays, graduation.
Money raised goes to HS scholarships.


 

OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION HAS 2 UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS – ONE IS THIS WEEKEND

Another “Fill the Truck” opportunity will be at the OF Board of Education parking lot THIS WEEKEND – April 8th and 9th. It is again partnering with the Easter Seals Northern Ohio with this clothing drive. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Acceptable items include clothing; shoes; accessories such as purses, scarves, gloves, hats, book bags, cloth lunch boxes; linens; curtains; draperies; towels; bedding and fabric.  It will not accept household items, toys or any items that are not cloth.  All donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt. To see a flier that explains how to bring them to the drop off and other details, click HERE.

Dine in or out at North Olmsted’s Bob Evans and help raise money for the OFMA.

Present the OFMA’s flier from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. MONDAY, April 10th and the group will earn 15 percent of your purchase. Bob Evans is at 25853 Lorain Road. Please be sure you present the flier to the cashier.  This must be done for OFMA to receive credit for your purchase. To download the flier, click HERE.

Please find the latest April Musical Notes newsletter by clicking HERE.


OFIS MALLEY’S CANDY SALE ENDS THIS MONDAY!

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

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

· All orders totaling $60 or more to one address receive FREE SHIPPING.

· ONLINE order deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017.

· TO GET STARTED: Go to malleys.com/fundraise. Our group link is https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/olmsted-falls-intermediate/


SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE MAY 23 AT OFHS GYM

The Olmsted Falls Athletic Booster Association again is sponsoring  the  2017-2018 annual physicals date for student– athletes who currently are in grades 6-11 in need of a physical for the upcoming school year. The discounted price is a reflection of the strong relationship between the booster organization, Southwest General Health Center and the Bulldog Wrestling Program assisting with the details of the event.

May is the ideal time to secure this Ohio High School Athletic Association requirement, as the 2018 expiration date will not inhibit the student-athlete on missing out on a practice or competition due to a mid-season expiration.

They will be available from 4-7 p.m. May 23rd in the OFHS gym. No appointment is needed. For more details, view the flyer by clicking HERE.

To go to the schools’ athletic website, click HERE.


PARENTS/OFHS STUDENTS – 2017/18 COURSE CHANGE DEADLINE IS JUNE 6

Attention OFHS Students and Parents (including parents of current 8th graders):

Please view the list of courses your student has scheduled for the 2017-18 school year directly in Power School. Click Class Registration link on the left of the screen when logged in.

Please contact your student’s school counselor should you have any questions. Counselors are available through June 6th to discuss students’ course selections for the next school year.

Evening appointments are available on June 5th and day time appointments are available on June 6th.

Please call 440.427.6116 to schedule an appointment.

DEADLINE TO MAKE ANY COURSE ADJUSTMENTS/CHANGES IS JUNE 6TH.


STILL TIME TO REGISTER YOUR INCOMING KINDERGARTNER FOR SAFETY TOWN

Olmsted Falls Safety Town 2017 Registration is still open! Classes are almost full!

If your child will be entering Kindergarten next fall, don’t forget to sign up for Safety Town. It is a child accident prevention program for incoming kindergartners. Safety Town is a program that introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to the children. Registration deadline is May 15.

Please visit http://oecpta.com/safety-town/ for more information and to download the registration form.


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

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

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


OF POST PROM INVITES ALL TO POST PROM MEETINGS, FUNDRAISERS

Please consider joining us at our remaining Post Prom Committee meetings, all located in the Media Center at OFHS at 7PM:

  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17

Hope you can join us!

Post Prom tickets, which are PRE-SALE ONLY, will be sold at the same time as Prom tickets.  Prom/PostProm ticket sales in the OFHS Cafeteria on:

  • April 11 from 2:50pm – 3:50pm
  • April 13 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • April 19 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm, after testing

Post Prom tickets are $10 per person.  Checks made to OFHS Post Prom or Cash

Any senior can attend Post Prom even if you do not attend Prom.

Opportunities to support Post Prom at these upcoming and/or ongoing fundraisers:

T-shirt Quilt Raffle – Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a customized T-shirt Quilt!  What a great graduation present for your son/daughter! (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

April 18, 2017 (5-8 PM) – Come Accessory Shop for Prom & Mom @ Olmsted Falls High School, Media Center (Click HERE for flyer with details)

April 25, 2017 – BINGO at Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill  — Contact Stacy to buy tickets pre-sale and receive more BINGO cards and chances to win!! (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee  

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com 

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



O. F. BOY SCOUT TROOP 252 TO HOST PANCAKE BREAKFAST – APRIL 23RD

Local Boy Scout Troop 252 from St. Mary of the Falls will be hosting a community Pancake Breakfast event on Sunday, April 23rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary of the Falls Church.  Funds from this breakfast will help pay for camping and troop supplies. Join us for pancakes, sausage and raffles!

Click HERE to download the event flyer.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


REGISTER FOR FALLS POINTE SWIM TEAM – APRIL 29TH

The Falls Pointe Swim Team sign-ups will be held from noon to 3 p.m. April 29th at the Falls Pointe Clubhouse. The team is open to any Olmsted Falls/Township resident ages 4-18 who can independently swim the length of the pool. Members love to have fun as much as they love to swim. Swimmers participate in activities such as Donut Fridays, Pancake Breakfast, weekly contests with prizes, secret swimmer and an awards picnic and pool party. It is a low pressure environment for swimmers of all levels.

For more information and online registration, go to Fallspointeswimteam.com.  http://fallspointeswimteam.com/


GET READY FOR THE MAY 7TH OLMSTED SPIRT 5k RACE/WALK

The annual Olmsted Spirit 5K Race/Walk is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, May 7th at the OFHS stadium. This year will be the 20th annual race!

Registration costs $25 for runners/walkers,vbut you can use the special promo code “os20” online at OlmstedSpirit.com for $5 off!

All proceeds go to fund scholarships for OFHS graduating seniors who give back to the community.  Please contact OlmstedSpirit@gmail.com with any questions.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


BULLDOG FLAG FOOTBALL NOW REGISTERING PLAYERS

The Bulldog Flag Football, which the city of Olmsted Falls sponsors, is a recreational and fun positive league that now has open registration through June 30th.

The league is an educational experience open to boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 6. To view a detailed flier and registration form, click HERE.


KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP AT PINOT’S PALETTE THIS YEAR

Kids entering Kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to participate in the Bulldog Summer Art Camp through Olmsted Recreation at Pinot’s Palette, 8051 Columbia Road.

The camp covers 10 one-hour classes over two weeks from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 22.  It is $50 a student for Olmsted Falls residents and $55 for non-residents. There are morning sessions divided by age.

To view a flier and registration form, click HERE. Have questions? Please call Joelle McNea, Olmsted Recreation coordinator, 440-427-2519, with any questions.


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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – March 24, 2017

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SPRING BREAK IS HERE! 

Spring break begins this Monday, March 27th, through Friday, March 31st.  Students and staff will return from break on Monday, April 3rd.

Have a very safe and enjoyable Spring break.  See you in April!


OFMS STUDENT ADVANCES TO STATE GEOGRAPHIC BEE CONTEST

Congratulations to David Vidovich, an OFMS sixth grader, who qualified for the Ohio National Geographic Bee. The Bee will be held March 31st at the Fawcett Center at The Ohio State University.

David will be competing with other students from grades 5-8 who qualified from across the state of Ohio! The winner from this contest will then participate at the National Bee next month in Washington D.C!

Good luck, David!


 

FOUR OFMS STUDENTS TO LAY WREATH IN ARLINGTON CEMETERY

Congratulations to the students who entered an essay contest to earn the honor of laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. They are Chad Boskovitch, Shreya Desai, Allison Milligan and Katie Gareau. 

Students will visit Arlington on Thursday, April 6th, during their three-day trip to Washington D.C.


OFHS BULLDOG TO DROP CEREMONIAL PUCK DROP @ MONSTERS GAME

Cam Wilson was chosen to represent the Baron Cup champions Bulldog hockey team to perform the ceremonial puck drop last Friday, March 17th at the Cleveland Monsters game.

Cam joined other captains from the Baron Cup championship teams who also attended.

Way to represent Bulldog Country!


DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT PRODUCES NEW CHAMPS

The OFHS PTA Dodgeball tournament on March 10th saw lots of highlights between dodgeball, free throws, face painting and 50/50 winner. A big thank you to Lindsey Smith for a great job in singing the national anthem.

Defending champions OFIS was unable to hold onto the trophy as it returned to OFHS.  However, OFHS could not hold on against the OFMS student team, The Shuns. The players are the first student team to beat a staff team.   Congrats.

Thanks to all who participated in some way. Thanks also to all who volunteered. Everyone’s help and support make OFHS PTA scholarships possible.  To view an online photo gallery of the action, click HERE.

Our next fundraiser is underway now.  It is the Spring Carnation sale during high school lunch periods this week.  They are only $2 each or $5 for three. Share some Spring with your favorite student or staff member. The funds raised will also go to high school scholarships.


THANKS TO SUPPORTERS – ECC BOOK FAIR HUGE SUCCESS

Thank you so much to all who made the ECC Book Fair such a success!  About 618 books were purchased, which provides about 111,299 reading minutes to our students. We had many wonderful Bulldog families who attended the family shopping night and students were also able to shop with their classes. It was so wonderful to see all the excitement in the children about buying books!

A very big THANK YOU to the fabulous Falls-Lenox/ECC PTA. Janelle Prada, the book fair chairperson, and all the wonderful volunteers – Michelle Smith, Brandi Phillips, Jennifer Pinzone, Dawn Frazier and Erika Singleton. Without all their generous and selfless giving of their time and talent, the book fair would not have gone so well.


OBVIOUSLY, BULLDOGS LOVE TO READ WITH ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BOOK FAIR

The Middle School Scholastic Spring Book Fair was very successful, thanks to our awesome staff and students who continually support our book fair.  New books of all genres were purchased for our Media Center with profits earned from the fair.

In addition, a big Thank You to the following PTA members who volunteered their valuable time to help: Sharon Knaggs, Lori Surtman, Erika Singleton, Amy Staley, Katie Chapman, Nicole Linden, Donna McKee, Julie Clum and Rinda Vas.



FOOD DRIVE WILL BENEFIT LOCAL INDIVIDUALS/FAMILIES

Falls-Lenox recently had a food drive that ran for two weeks. Each classroom had one specific item they were collecting.

Due to our community’s generosity, there will be many families that will benefit from these donations! Thank you to everyone who sent in any items!


OFHS SWIM & DIVE TEAM’S HONEYBAKED HAM SALE ENDS MARCH 31ST

The HoneyBaked Ham Store is now open, courtesy of the OFHS Swim & Dive Team. From now until March 31st, you may order HoneyBaked ham or turkey PLUS gift certificates.

There is no price mark up or standing in lines. To view the order form, click HERE.

Pick up is from 5:30-7 p.m. April 13th at the band entrance of the OFHS.  For more information, Call Anita Greller, 440-793-6405.


HELPING HANDS PRESENTS FREE MOVIE & GAME NIGHT SET FOR APRIL 7TH

Join together for a fun night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 7 in the OFHS Cafeteria and auditorium. Enjoy pizza, salad, popcorn, cookies, drinks and organized games and crafts in the cafeteria prior to the sensory-friendly experience with the movie Zootopia where the sound is controlled and the lights are dim. The event is FREE.

RSVP via email by Wednesday, April 5th to helpinghands@ofcs.net.  

Be sure to include name, number of adults and numbers of students (include grade level).  List any food allergies/restrictions, also. Students in grades PK-5 should have a responsible adult in attendance.


OLMSTED FALLS 2017 SAFETY TOWN REGISTRATION CONTINUES

If your child will enter Kindergarten next fall, don’t forget to sign up for Safety Town. It is a child accident prevention program for incoming kindergarteners.  The program introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to the children.

The registration deadline is May 15.  See Olmsted Early Childhood PTA’s website at oecpta.org for the sign-up form and more details.

 


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

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

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE EACH YEAR THANKS TO COMMUNITY SUPPORT – ALL INVITED, ALL WELCOME TO GET INVOLVED – NEXT MEETING APRIL 5TH

Each year OFMA gives $10,000 in grants to support the music programs in all of Olmsted Falls School District schools; three (3) $1,000 scholarships to graduating music seniors and up to a total of $3,000 in scholarships to students to attend summer music camps. OFMA is able to provide these funds because of the generous financial donations and successful fundraising events such as the upcoming Fill The Truck and Bob Evans Dine and Donate (see next blog item for details).

OFMA’s next monthly meeting will be the Wednesday, April 5th at 7 p.m. in the high school choir room.  (That’s the first Wednesday back after spring break!) All are welcome to come. 


OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION HAS 2 UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS

Another “Fill the Truck” opportunity will be at the OF Board of Education parking lot April 8th and 9th. It is again partnering with the Easter Seals Northern Ohio with this clothing drive. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 8th and 1-4 p.m. April 9th. Acceptable items include clothing; shoes; accessories such as purses, scarves, gloves, hats, book bags, cloth lunch boxes; linens; curtains; draperies; towels; bedding and fabric.  It will not accept household items, toys or any items that are not cloth.  All donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt. To see a flier that explains how to bring them to the drop off and other details, click HERE.

Dine in or out at North Olmsted’s Bob Evans and help raise money for the OFMA.

Present the OFMA’s flier from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 10th and the group will earn 15 percent of your purchase. Bob Evans is at 25853 Lorain Road.

To download the flier, click HERE.

 

 


OF POST PROM INVITES ALL TO POST PROM MEETINGS, FUNDRAISERS

Please consider joining us at our remaining Post Prom Committee meetings, all located in the Media Center at OFHS at 7PM:

  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17

Opportunities to support Post Prom at these upcoming and/or ongoing fundraisers:

T-shirt Quilt Raffle – Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a customized T-shirt Quilt!  What a great graduation present for your son/daughter! (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

April 18, 2017 (5-8 PM) – Come Accessory Shop for Prom & Mom @ Olmsted Falls High School, Media Center (Click HERE for flyer with details)

April 25, 2017 – BINGO at Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill  — Contact Stacy to buy tickets pre-sale and receive more BINGO cards and chances to win!! (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee  

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com 

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


IT’S MALLEY’S FUNDRAISER TIME AT OFIS!

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

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

· All orders totaling $60 or more to one address receive FREE SHIPPING.

· ONLINE order deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017.

· TO GET STARTED: Go to malleys.com/fundraise. Our group link is https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/olmsted-falls-intermediate/


SHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR

Hoodies and long and short sleeve shirts are available to purchase during Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s Spiritwear fundraiser. The clothing is available online at Ryco Sports.

To view the online merchandise, click HERE.


 SAVE THE DATE: O.F. ATHLETIC BOOSTERS’ ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RACES APRIL 8TH
St. Mary Night at the RacesGet ready for the ride of your live at the April 8th Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Night at the Races.  It will be at St. Demetrios Center in Rocky River.
Tickets are $35 a person or $280 for a table of 8.
Please contact Brian Fritz for tickets at 216-337-4422 or B4421fritz@yahoo.com.
To purchase a horse, please contact Terry Atkins at Terenceatkins22@gmail.com.
 To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



 GREATER CLEVELAND YMCA “HEALTHY KIDS DAY” AT QUICKEN LOANS ARENA – THIS SATURDAY – MARCH 25TH

Join the YMCA of Greater Cleveland for the sixth annual Healthy Kids Day at The Q! There will be activities and fun for the entire family. Make it a play date! It’s FREE and open to everyone!

The following organizations and companies will be in attendance with hands-on activities and giveaways:  – CAVS Entertainment Teams – Northeast Ohio Sewer District – U.S. Coast Guard – Metro Health and Pediatric Injury; Metro Life Flight – Liberty Mutual – Let’s Move/ We Run this city – YMCA Child Care – Natural History Museum – Cleveland Aquarium
– Lakeshore Learning – Children’s Museum – UH Rainbow Babies Safety Squad – Cleveland Division of Water – Zoomfotobooth (Photo Booth) – Cleveland EMS – Girls on the Run – Partnership for Healthy North Royalton – Juice Plus – Canvases for Care
– Zoup! – Cleveland Metro Parks -CAVS Academy – POUND! and Yoga Demonstrations – Cleveland Metroparks – IX Get Fit Expo – National Kidney Foundation – And many more!

Click HERE to register for this fun-filled community event!


HURRY! OCSL REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 31ST

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. Registration, however, ends March 31st. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. Registrations after March 31st will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15th. 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, 440-427-1599.


FUNDRAISER FOR OFFICER FAHEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – APRIL 5TH @ SUDS MAGUIRE’S

A local fundraiser has been organized to celebrate and honor the life of fallen Cleveland Police Office David Fahey.  On Wednesday, April 5th, Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill will donate 20% of their proceeds to benefit local scholarships for OFHS students in the memory of Officer Fahey.  Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a Chinese Raffle to raise additional funds for this effort.

For additional information, please click HERE to download the event flyer.

 


BOY SCOUT TROOP 252 TO HOST PANCAKE BREAKFAST – APRIL 23RD

Local Boy Scout Troop 252 from St. Mary of the Falls will be hosting a community Pancake Breakfast event on Sunday, April 23rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary of the Falls Church.

Click HERE to download the event flyer.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, click HERE.

 


BULLDOG FLAG FOOTBALL NOW REGISTERING PLAYERS

The Bulldog Flag Football, which the city of Olmsted Falls sponsors, is a recreational and fun positive league that now has open registration through June 30th.

The league is an educational experience open to boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 6. To view a detailed flier and registration form, click HERE.


KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP AT PINOT’S PALETTE THIS YEAR

Kids entering Kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to participate in the Bulldog Summer Art Camp through Olmsted Recreation at Pinot’s Palette, 8051 Columbia Road.

The camp covers 10 one-hour classes over two weeks from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 22.  It is $50 a student for Olmsted Falls residents and $55 for nonresidents. There are morning sessions divided by age.

To view a flier and registration form, click HERE. Have questions? Please call Joelle McNea, Olmsted Recreation coordinator, 440-427-2519, with any questions.


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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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OFCS Update – March 17, 2017

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!  SPRING BREAK IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!  Just a reminder that spring break for OFCS is just around the corner.

Spring break will be the week of  March 27th-31st.  Students and staff will return from break on Monday, April 3rd.


OFHS JUNIOR CHOSEN TO ACCOMPANY VETERANS TO IWO JIMA

Sgt. Major Michael Dulin, a junior at Olmsted Falls High School, has been selected to accompany a group of veterans on a trip to Iwo Jima next week!

To read local media coverage on Cleveland.com about his amazing upcoming journey, please click HERE.

Congratulations on this great honor!


OFMS GRADE 8 STUDENTS GIVE SPECIAL GIFTS TO SENIORS

The Pay-it-Forward by Connecting with Others Grant Team in January organized an eighth grade-wide effort to give decorations and cards to spread goodwill and cheer among the residents of Riverview Pointe Care Center in Olmsted Falls and O’Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville. The entire eighth grade came together to create decorations and cards to give to the senior citizens to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The senior citizens were ecstatic and appreciative about receiving the decorations and even invited the eighth grade students to visit them.

All of the members of the committee contributed their hardest efforts by putting their many talents to work in creating these amazing cards and decorations to bring cheer to senior citizens this Valentine’s season.

This was one of many outreach activities created and completed by the “Paying it Forward by Connecting With Others” Committee of eighth-grade students.  Just another amazing example of our students exhibiting kindness and compassion toward others and reaching out to others in the community.


SUBMIT ITEMS FOR OFMA’S NEWSLETTER SOON

There is never a shortage of news to report on our outstanding music programs throughout the district. Be sure to share music news for the OFMA’s April issue before the deadline!
Submissions for the April newsletter should be sent to Kathy Harris Green no later than Friday, March 24th, which is just prior to Spring Break.
Haven’t had a chance to read the March issue yet?  No problem!  Click HERE to read it now.

ANNUAL HELPING HANDS BOWLING BENEFIT A HUGE SUCCESS!

The Bowling Benefit for Helping Hands and OFCS Special Olympics was a huge success due to the generous support of the Bulldog community through donations and participation. There were close to 200 participants that bowled this year!

Close to $4000 was raised and this will allow Helping Hands to continue to:

-Offer grant money for special needs classrooms to purchase supplies like books, sensory tools, field trip opportunities, and specialized programs like music therapy and yoga.

-Provide sensory friendly social experiences for special needs students and their families for minimal or no cost to them.

-Offer a scholarship to a graduating Helping Hands volunteer.

-Cover the participation costs for all Special Olympic athletes.

Congratulations to this year’s raffle winners:

50/50 Raffle: Amy Ryan
Vitamix: Jessica Sedlacek
Indians Tickets: Jim Kelley
Family Fun Pack: Mason Ceruvas
Wine-O: Rose Cortimilia
Special Needs Photo Session: Kelley Shiltz
Family Portrait Session: Amanda Balewski
Handmade Treasures: Judy Koenig
Shaker’s IGA Basket: Vicki Cooper
Dining Around Town: Mary Grace Simbeck
Technology Package: Julie Kancler
On the Go and Relax: Jeff Moyer
Disney Basket: Sean Connelly
Kids Fun Basket: Chapman Family
Bulldog Superfan: Chris Kemock
Lottery Basket: Parkowski Family
Movie Night: Mason Mowery
Spring Flowers: Pam Manas
Ryco Sports Bulldog Gear: Logan Connelly

To view a MORE PHOTOS from this event, please click HERE for the online gallery.


OLMSTED FALLS 2017 SAFETY TOWN REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

If your child will enter Kindergarten next fall, don’t forget to sign up for Safety Town. It is a child accident prevention program for incoming kindergarteners.  The program introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to the children.

The registration deadline is May 15.  See Olmsted Early Childhood PTA’s website at oecpta.org for the sign-up form and more details.


REGISTER TODAY FOR OFHS BULLDOG SPRING TRAINING CLINIC – TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH

Like the Cleveland Indians, OFHS offers Spring Training – a clinic from 9 a.m. to noon THIS SATURDAY, March 18th for students in grades 1-5.

The Olmsted Falls baseball staff and the OFHS varsity baseball team will supervise the camp, which costs $20.  Basic pitching skills, hitting drills, catching and fielding skills will be taught. Get a jump-start on your upcoming baseball season.

All participants should wear cleats and baseball pants/sweatpants and bring tennis shoes, if it needs to move indoors, and ALL baseball equipment (glove, bat, and catchers gear/cup, if you are a catcher, etc). The camp is planned for outdoors, but depending on weather, may have to move indoors – so plan accordingly.

Check twitter.com/ofbaseball in the days leading up to the clinic for any last-minute details, news, etc.  To register, click HERE for Olmsted Community Center’s sign in site.


LEARN MORE ABOUT COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS AT INFORMAL SETTING – THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22ND

Stop by an informal College Credit Plus Scheduling Open House from 6-7 p.m. March 22nd in the OFHS Media Center. Aimee A. Caldrone, OFHS college & career counselor, will host the gathering to answer questions about CCP and how to schedule classes. Students and parents are invited to attend, but this meeting is not mandatory. Just stop by with any questions.

Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website for upcoming dates and important information: https://sites. google.com/a/ofcs.net/hs- guidance/


OFIS GREEN TEAM T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER – ORDERS DUE MARCH 23RD

The OFIS Green Team T-Shirt Sale is currently underway with proceeds to benefit OFIS Green Team Projects and another OFIS student program.

T-shirts are just $10 each for the special “OFCS Bulldogs” edition super soft t-shirts – perfect for proud Bulldogs of all ages.  Youth and adults sizes available.

Order yours today by clicking HERE for information / order form.


IT’S MALLEY’S FUNDRAISER TIME AT OFIS!

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

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

· All orders totaling $60 or more to one address receive FREE SHIPPING.

· ONLINE order deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017.

· TO GET STARTED: Go to malleys.com/fundraise. Our group link is https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/olmsted-falls-intermediate/


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

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

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


OF POST PROM INVITES ALL TO POST PROM MEETINGS, FUNDRAISERS

Please consider joining us at our remaining Post Prom Committee meetings, all located in the Media Center at OFHS in 7PM:

  • April 12
  • April 26
  • May 3
  • May 10
  • May 17

Opportunities to support Post Prom at these upcoming and/or ongoing fundraisers:

T-shirt Quilt Raffle (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a customized T-shirt Quilt!  What a great graduation present for your son/daughter! 

Ohio Lottery – Daily Pick 3 Drawing (Click HERE for flyer with contact details)

Secure your tickets today for the March drawings!

April 25, 2017 – BINGO at Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill (Click HERE for flyer with contact details) — Contact Stacy to buy tickets presale and receive more BINGO cards and chances to win!!)

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee

Email:  bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.co m

Facebook:  OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)

Twitter:  @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


bulldog-sweatSHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR

Hoodies and long and short sleeve shirts are available to purchase during Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s Spiritwear fundraiser. The clothing is available online at Ryco Sports.

To view the online merchandise, click HERE.


 SAVE THE DATE: O.F. ATHLETIC BOOSTERS’ ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RACES APRIL 8TH
St. Mary Night at the RacesGet ready for the ride of your live at the April 8th Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Night at the Races.  It will be at St. Demetrios Center in Rocky River.
Tickets are $35 a person or $280 for a table of 8.
Please contact Brian Fritz for tickets at 216-337-4422 or B4421fritz@yahoo.com.
To purchase a horse, please contact Terry Atkins at Terenceatkins22@gmail.com.
 To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



dagilelis_engLITHUANIAN BOYS CHOIR TO PERFORM TONIGHT @ CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

The community is invited to attend a concert of the Boys’ and Youth Choir “Dagilelis’ from Lithuania.  It will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow, March 17th in the Waetjen Auditorium at Cleveland State University. The group has 37 male singers ranging in ages from 10-19. It has won many international awards.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10, children/youth 18 years and younger. Tickets are available by clicking HERE or calling Amanda Muliolis 216-938-7356 or emailing boyschoirconcert@gmail.com.


VIDEO GAME PROGRAM AT OLMSTED FALLS BRANCH LIBRARY

Video Game Creation: Hatchling Defender

Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
End Time: 8:30 p.m.

Description:  Make your very own video games! We’ll build an example game together using GameMaker Studio, free software you can keep exploring long after the class. Bring your flash drive to take your game with you at the end.  Register by clicking HERE.


LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF FAIRY GARDENS WITH THE OLMSTED FALLS GARDEN CLUB – THURSDAY, MARCH 23 @ 7 P.M.

Local businesswoman Dawn Reese of Dolls and Minis will share the history of fairy gardens with the Olmsted Falls Garden Club Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. She will also give tips on how to construct your own fairy garden. The group meets at the Olmsted Falls Baptist Church, 26581 Bagley Road. All are welcome to attend this free program.


GREATER CLEVELAND YMCA “HEALTHY KIDS DAY” AT QUICKEN LOANS ARENA – MARCH 25TH

Join the YMCA of Greater Cleveland for the sixth annual Healthy Kids Day at The Q! There will be activities and fun for the entire family. Make it a play date! It’s FREE and open to everyone!

The following organizations and companies will be in attendance with hands-on activites and giveaways:  – CAVS Entertainment Teams – Northeast Ohio Sewer District – U.S. Coast Guard – Metro Health and Pediatric Injury; Metro Life Flight – Liberty Mutual – Let’s Move/ We Run this city – YMCA Child Care – Natural History Museum – Cleveland Aquarium
– Lakeshore Learning – Children’s Museum – UH Rainbow Babies Safety Squad – Cleveland Division of Water – Zoomfotobooth (Photo Booth) – Cleveland EMS – Girls on the Run – Partnership for Healthy North Royalton – Juice Plus – Canvases for Care
– Zoup! – Cleveland Metro Parks -CAVS Academy – POUND! and Yoga Demonstrations – Cleveland Metroparks – IX Get Fit Expo – National Kidney Foundation – And many more!

Click HERE to register for this fun-filled community event!


FUNDRAISER FOR OFFICER FAHEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – APRIL 5TH @ SUDS MAGUIRE’S

A local fundraiser has been organized to celebrate and honor the life of fallen Cleveland Police Office David Fahey.  On Wednesday, April 5th, Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill will donate 20% of their proceeds to benefit local scholarships for OFHS students in the memory of Officer Fahey.  Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a Chinese Raffle to raise additional funds for this effort.

For additional information, please click HERE to download the event flyer.


HURRY! OCSL REGISTRATION ENDS MARCH 31ST

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. Registration, however, ends March 31st. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. Registrations after March 31st will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15th. 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, 440-427-1599.


BOY SCOUT TROOP 252 TO HOST PANCAKE BREAKFAST – APRIL 23RD

Local Boy Scout Troop 252 from St. Mary of the Falls will be hosting a community Pancake Breakfast event on Sunday, April 23rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary of the Falls Church.

Click HERE to download the event flyer.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


BULLDOG FLAG FOOTBALL NOW REGISTERING PLAYERS

The Bulldog Flag Football, which the city of Olmsted Falls sponsors, is a recreational and fun positive league that now has open registration through June 30th.

The league is an educational experience open to boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 6. To view a detailed flier and registration form, click HERE.


KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP AT PINOT’S PALETTE THIS YEAR

Kids entering Kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to participate in the Bulldog Summer Art Camp through Olmsted Recreation at Pinot’s Palette, 8051 Columbia Road.

The camp covers 10 one-hour classes over two weeks from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 22.  It is $50 a student for Olmsted Falls residents and $55 for nonresidents. There are morning sessions divided by age.

To view a flier and registration form, click HERE. Have questions? Please call Joelle McNea, Olmsted Recreation coordinator, 440-427-2519, with any questions.


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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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DISTRICT CLOSURE NOTICE – MARCH 14, 2017

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Olmsted Falls City School District will be closed today – Tuesday, March 14th – due to inclement weather  conditions.  Please stay safe and warm.

NOTE:  You can also follow @OFCSDistrict and @OFCSSuper for district closure notifications.

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OFCS Update – March 10, 2017

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AUDITOR OF STATE AWARD FOR OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOLS

The Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report and awarded the district with the Auditor of State Award for its strong fiscal accountability and excellent record keeping.

“This is just another example of how Olmsted Falls City Schools is being efficient and effective with taxpayer resources,” said Treasurer Emily Dales. “We put a high priority on sharing accurate information about our financial story with the community and this award reflects that belief.”

The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit which meets set criteria of a clean audit report. In the letter that accompanied the award, Auditor of State Dave Yost wrote, “clean and accurate record-keeping are the foundation for good government, and the taxpayers can take pride in your commitment to accountability.”

“Olmsted Falls City Schools has strong financial management principles in place,” said Superintendent Jim Lloyd, Ed.D. “We believe in being open and transparent with our community and I’m proud of the tremendous work our staff has done to earn this award.”

To view our district’s most recent Auditor of State Award certificate and other important financial information, please visit www.ofcs.net/treasurer.


OFHS FOX 8 COOL SCHOOL SEGMENT AIRED THIS WEEK

The camera crew from Fox 8 visited OFHS this past Wednesday to film footage for the “Fox 8 Cool School” segment featuring the Bulldogs, which aired Thursday morning during the Fox 8 Morning Show. The segment also aired on the Thursday afternoon newscast and has been posted to the Fox 8 website. If you haven’t had a chance to view the OFHS Cool School feature story yet, please click HERE.

In addition to the feature segment which aired, OFHS students Joanna and Nico joined Kristi Capel, Wayne Dawson and A.J. Colby live in the Fox 8 studio where they were interviewed on-air about their cool school and helped with the morning’s Coffee Quiz. Both Joanna and Nico represented OFHS with pride! The Morning Show cast loved them!

Kudos to all of the students and staff who helped show the camera crew why OFHS is well-deserving of the Fox 8 Cool School honor! And thank you again to the Bulldog community for casting the many votes that made this all possible!


OFHS JUNIOR EARNS SECOND PLACE IN POSTER CONTEST

Congratulations to Rebekka McElroy, OFHS junior, for winning second place in the “Arts for All” poster contest.  Her piece is included in the event flier and will be highlighted at the “Arts for All” event at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea on Thursday, May 4th.

The mission of “Arts for All” is to offer inclusive arts experiences for people with developmental disabilities that inspire, engage and strengthen each individual’s creative spirit.

Congratulations again to Rebekka!


OFMS STUDENTS PERFORM IN DISTRICT HONORS FESTIVAL CHOIR

Seven OFMS eighth graders participated in the District IV Honors Festival Choir Saturday at Avon Lake High School.  The students are, as pictured, in front row, left to right, Brianna Opheim, Maggie McElroy and, back row, Kyle Neckar, David Sladewski, Tyler Delap, Ryan Kucler and Colin Myers.

The students performed multiple pieces under the direction of Kent State University’s Dr. Christopher Venesile.  The songs included “Omnia Sol,” “Battle Above the Clouds,” “The Rivers are Running Again,” “The Little Hummingbird,” “La Vida” and “It Sings in Me.”  Congratulations!


NEXT FORENSICS/MASQUERS MEETING – THIS MONDAY

Olmsted Falls had a wonderful time hosting the 2017 Ohio High School Speech League State Tournament last week. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the event such a success.

The Olmsted Falls High School Forensics/Masquers next meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, March 13th.  All those interested are invited to attend.


BULLDOG HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST! OHSSL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS 

Last weekend, March 3rd and 4th, Olmsted Falls City School District co-hosted  the Ohio High School Speech League’s state speech and debate championships with neighboring Berea City Schools.  The location of the state championships rotates around the state, and every six years it returns to the Cleveland area.  Our friends in Berea have hosted twice before, however this was Olmsted Falls City Schools first time hosting.   Here is a list of fun facts about the experience:

  • Over 1,000 students came to compete, while 300 judges were on hand to rank the competitors.
  • 80% of the competitors competed in venues here in Olmsted.
  • The Middle School, High School, and Intermediate School played host to 11 different speech, debate, and acting competitions.
  • 272 competitors were at the High School until about 9:30 Friday night, and about 10:00 Saturday night.
  • 560 competitors faced off at the Middle/Intermediate Schools complex, although they got out a couple of hours earlier on Saturday.
  • The opening and closing ceremonies were held at Hope Church on Columbia Rd.

OFCS Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd welcomes participants to the OHSSL State Tournament during opening ceremonies held locally here at Hope Church.

Many, many volunteers helped feed and look after all of these competitors and judges, including Kiwanis, parents from OFMFP, as well as students from Key Club, Rho Kappa, NHS, and Tri-M. We had 80 volunteer shirts made, and we ran out early Saturday morning. We had nearly 100 volunteers!

OFHS wishes to particularly thank the teachers at the three buildings for sharing their classroom space, as well as the building administration at all of the buildings. As students arrived on Friday evening, the incredible scope of the tournament really came into focus and our building staffs were wonderfully helpful.  Very special thanks also go out to the amazing custodial staffs at all three buildings. From Friday’s rush to get through rooms, to the constant cleaning required when feeding and housing this many students, our custodians were unfailingly pleasant and welcoming.

People from around Ohio got to see Bulldog hospitality at its best and all of the extra help and good wishes was much appreciated!


OFMS BOOK FAIR STARTS TODAY- FRIDAY

The Olmsted Falls Middle School Media Center is hosting a Scholastic Spring Book Fair starting today – Friday – through March 17th.

The fair will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during those school days.


OLMSTED FALLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR MARCH IS READY TO VIEW

 The March issue of the OFMA’s Musical Notes is available by clicking HERE.
Submissions to the April newsletter should be sent to Kathy Harris Green no later than Friday, March 24th, which is prior to Spring Break.

OLMSTED FALLS 2017 SAFETY TOWN REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

If your child will enter Kindergarten next fall, don’t forget to sign up for Safety Town. It is a child accident prevention program for incoming kindergarteners.  The program introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to the children.

The registration deadline is May 15.  See Olmsted Early Childhood PTA’s website at oecpta.org for the sign-up form and more details.


REGISTER TODAY FOR OFHS BULLDOG SPRING TRAINING CLINIC

Like the Cleveland Indians, OFHS offers Spring Training – a clinic from 9 a.m. to noon March 18th for students in grades 1-5.

The Olmsted Falls baseball staff and the OFHS varsity baseball team will supervise the camp, which costs $20.  Basic pitching skills, hitting drills, catching and fielding skills will be taught. Get a jump-start on your upcoming baseball season.

All participants should wear cleats and baseball pants/sweatpants and bring tennis shoes, if it needs to move indoors, and ALL baseball equipment (glove, bat, and catchers gear/cup, if you are a catcher, etc). The camp is planned for outdoors, but depending on weather, may have to move indoors – so plan accordingly.

Check twitter.com/ofbaseball in the days leading up to the clinic for any last-minute details, news, etc.  To register, click HERE for Olmsted Community Center’s sign in site.


LEARN MORE ABOUT COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS AT INFORMAL SETTING – MARCH 22ND

Stop by an informal College Credit Plus Scheduling Open House from 6-7 p.m. March 22nd in the OFHS Media Center. Aimee A. Caldrone, OFHS college & career counselor, will host the gathering to answer questions about CCP and how to schedule classes. Students and parents are invited to attend, but this meeting is not mandatory. Just stop by with any questions.

Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website for upcoming dates and important information: https://sites. google.com/a/ofcs.net/hs- guidance/


FALLS-LENOX BOOK SALE, ICE CREAM SOCIAL/FAMILY NIGHT HUGE SUCCESS

A big “Thank You!” to all who attended the Falls-Lenox Book Fair. About 2,117 books were sold during this year’s fair!  This amount of books provides about 381,179 reading minutes to our students!!  Many Bulldog families also attended the PTA-sponsored Ice Cream Social/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 Book Fair Chairperson, Janelle Prada and committee members Cathy Hess, Erika Singleton, Michelle Smith, Rachel O’Malley, Jen Prugar, Colleen Thome, Jen Vinci, Glenn Gardinsky, Amy Staley, Jim Wayne and Angie Stokes, who helped to prepare for and work the Fair all week!  Without their help we would never be able to handle the volume of students who participate every year!


BE A COMMUNITY HERO!  FALLS-LENOX SPONSORING BLOOD DRIVE ON MARCH 16TH (3-7 PM)

donate blood pixredcross-logoFalls-Lenox Primary School is sponsoring a local blood drive this month. March is Red Cross Month, and as a blood donor, you can be part of an elite group of community heroes that help save lives.  Every day the Red Cross must collect nearly 14,000 blood donations for patients in need.  Your blood donation can bring help and hope during patient emergencies.  Blood is needed for accident victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.

Please sign up to donate blood at Falls-Lenox Primary School on Thursday, March 16 from 3-7 PM.  To make an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code:  FallsLenox or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.  Students who recruit a presenting donor to their blood drive will receive a fun appreciation gift!

To be eligible to donate blood you must:

  • Be at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission).
  • Meet height and weight requirements (at least 110 pounds based on height).
  • Be in general good health and feeling well.

Click HERE to download the flyer.


SHOP FOR KIDS CLOTHES, TOYS @ BARGAIN BONANZA – THIS SATURDAY!

It’s finally here! Shop early for that special birthday, celebration or even Christmas gift at the annual Olmsted Early Childhood PTA’s Bargain Bonanza, which starts at 8 a.m. this SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH, at the Olmsted Falls Middle School.

Kids clothing, toys, baby gear, maternity wear and much more are at great prices at this consignment-style resale event. Hours and admission are 8-9 a.m., $5 per person during Early Bird entry; 9 a.m. to noon, $2 a person and 1:30-2:30 p.m., $3 per bag.  Cash and check only, please.

For more details, go to the OECPTA’s website by clicking HERE.


OFIS MAY EARN BONUS BOX TOPS, BUT DEADLINE TO ENTER IS THIS SUNDAY
 
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We have a few additional chances to earn a bunch of box tops for OFIS school from the Box Tops for education program.  Go to http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/sweepstakes to enter OFIS to be one of five schools to win 5,000 bonus box tops. The deadline to enter is 3/12/2017 – THIS SUNDAY.  
There is also a 1 million box tops sweepstakes going on through 1/1/2018, with the first drawing being
March 17, 2017.   Find the special code inside 13 specially marked cereal boxes. Go to https://www.1millionboxtops.com/  to enter and see participating products and official rules for entering.
Thank you, OFIS PTA

DINE WITH CHIPOTLE AND HELP OLMSTED FALLS PTA COUNCIL – THIS TUESDAY

Support Olmsted Falls PTA Council in its food-related fundraiser this Tuesday, March 14th at North Olmsted’s Chipotle.

Order between 4-8 p.m. and 50 percent of the proceeds go to PTA Council.  Simply bring in the flier seen by clicking HERE, show it on your smart phone, tell the cashier or order online. If placing an order online, note you must choose the pay in-store option and inform the cashier that you are participating in this fundraiser before paying.  Thank you.


IT’S MALLEY’S FUNDRAISER TIME AT OFIS!

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

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

· All orders totaling $60 or more to one address receive FREE SHIPPING.

· ONLINE order deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017.

· TO GET STARTED: Go to malleys.com/fundraise. Our group link is https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/olmsted-falls-intermediate/


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is open.

The first step in the registration process for new kindergarten students is to complete the online registration.

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

Olmsted Falls City Schools recently announced that it is taking the next steps in educational excellence by providing its full day kindergarten program tuition free for every student, starting with the upcoming 2017-18 school year. To read the complete announcement, please click HERE. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the new tuition free full-day kindergarten program for 2017-2018, please click HERE.

For additional information or questions regarding the district’s all-day, every-day kindergarten program, please contact the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center at 440-427-6360.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

Please consider joining us at our next Post Prom Committee meeting. Due to a conflict at the high school the next Post Prom Committee meeting has been moved to Thursday, March 16 at 7PM; location TBD.  Hope you can join us!

Opportunities to support Post Prom at these upcoming and/or ongoing fundraisers:

  •  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a customized T-shirt Quilt (flyer attached)!  What a great graduation present for your son/daughter!
  • bingo-042517Ohio Lottery – Daily Pick 3 Drawing (flyer attached). Secure your tickets today for the Feb and March drawings!

2017 OFHS Post Prom Committee
Email: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com
Facebook: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee (please like and share info)
Twitter: @OFpostprom2017 (please like and retweet)


bulldog-sweatSHOW YOUR SPIRIT WITH OFIS PTA FUNDRAISER BULLDOG WEAR

Hoodies and long and short sleeve shirts are available to purchase during Olmsted Falls Intermediate School’s Spiritwear fundraiser. The clothing is available online at Ryco Sports.

To view the online merchandise, click HERE.


 SAVE THE DATE: O.F. ATHLETIC BOOSTERS’ ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE RACES APRIL 8TH
St. Mary Night at the RacesGet ready for the ride of your live at the April 8th Olmsted Falls Athletic Boosters Night at the Races.  It will be at St. Demetrios Center in Rocky River.
Tickets are $35 a person or $280 for a table of 8.
Please contact Brian Fritz for tickets at 216-337-4422 or B4421fritz@yahoo.com.
To purchase a horse, please contact Terry Atkins at Terenceatkins22@gmail.com.
 To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



dagilelis_engLITHUANIAN BOYS CHOIR TO PERFORM MARCH 17TH @ CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

The community is invited to attend a concert of the Boys’ and Youth Choir “Dagilelis’ from Lithuania.  It will be at 7 p.m. March 17th in the Waetjen Auditorium at Cleveland State University. The group has 37 male singers ranging in ages from 10-19. It has won many international awards.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10, children/youth 18 years and younger. Tickets are available by clicking HERE or calling Amanda Muliolis 216-938-7356 or emailing boyschoirconcert@gmail.com.


VIDEO GAME PROGRAM AT OLMSTED FALLS BRANCH LIBRARY

Video Game Creation: Hatchling Defender

Date: March 22nd
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
End Time: 8:30 p.m.

Description:

Make your very own video games! We’ll build an example game together using GameMaker Studio, free software you can keep exploring long after the class. Bring your flash drive to take your game with you at the end.  Register by clicking HERE.


FUNDRAISER FOR OFFICER FAHEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – APRIL 5TH @ SUDS MAGUIRE’S

A local fundraiser has been organized to celebrate and honor the life of fallen Cleveland Police Office David Fahey.  On Wednesday, April 5th, Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill will donate 20% of their proceeds to benefit local scholarships for OFHS students in the memory of Officer Fahey.  Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a Chinese Raffle to raise additional funds for this effort.

For additional information, please click HERE to download the event flyer.


OCSL REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN THROUGH MARCH 31

ocsl-logoThe 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. Registration is open now until March 31, 2017.  To download the OCSL flyer, please click HERE. To register, visit the Olmsted Community Center website at www.olmstedcc.com or in person at the OCC on Mapleway Drive. New this year, if you register by February 28, 2017, you will receive $5 off your registration fee. Registrations after March 31, 2017, will incur a $20 late fee and will only be accepted until April 15, 2017. 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.


SIGN UPS NOW OPEN FOR OLMSTED FALLS’ LORAIN COUNTY HOT STOVE BASEBALL

summer baseball imageThe Lorain County Hot Stove League is for players ages 6-17 who typically have a higher degree of talent than players in a community recreational league. The season begins May 1 and ends mid July.

To see an informational flier, click HERE.   Register online at olmstedcc.com.

Contact andy.monyak@olmstedtravelbaseball.com with questions.


SAVE THIS DATE: JUNE 10TH IS LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life 2014 logoThe Relay for Life Olmsted Falls is a fun, community, family event that is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

When:  June 10th – 1 p.m. to June 11th, 8 a.m.

Where: Olmsted Falls High School stadium

Theme: When you wish upon a cure

Olmsted community volunteers staff and coordinate the event. Why not grab two friends and form a team, be a part of the committee or volunteer prior and/or day of the Relay.  There are many opportunities for all ages to be involved.

If you would like to get involved with Relay for Life Olmsted Falls, please contact Liz Simon, simonbob15@yahoo.com or join us at our next meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 21st, a the Olmsted Community Center. Follow the event on Twitter @OFRelay.  To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP AT PINOT’S PALETTE THIS YEAR

Kids entering Kindergarten through grade 6 are invited to participate in the Bulldog Summer Art Camp through Olmsted Recreation to be held at Pinot’s Palette, 8051 Columbia Road.

The camp covers 10 one-hour classes over two weeks from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 22.  It is $50 a student for Olmsted Falls residents and $55 for nonresidents. There are morning sessions divided by age.

To view a flier and registration form, click HERE. Have questions? Please call Joelle McNea, Olmsted Recreation coordinator, 440-427-2519, with any questions.


 

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VISION

We inspire and empower all students to achieve their full potential and become meaningful contributors in a global society.

MISSION

Olmsted Falls City School District provides educational experiences that empower its future graduates to become life-long learners with an identified career path to succeed as a citizen in a global society.

VALUES

  • Commitment to providing a caring, empowering, and accountable environment for students and  staff
  • Providing a high quality, high value education to all students in the district
  • Educating students in a holistic manner (Academics, Arts & Athletics) to become life-long learners
  • Engaging students, parents, staff and the community
  • Leveraging technology, career planning and aligned resources to prepare students for successful careers
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