OFCS Update – February 10, 2017

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S & P INCREASES OLMSTED FALLS CITY SCHOOLS CREDIT RATING

Passage of ballot issue creates savings for taxpayers

OFCS Triple A LogoStandard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services has upgraded Olmsted Falls City Schools’ long-term credit rating from an “A+” to “AA-.”  This upgrade is due in part to the passage of the district’s zero additional taxes bond issue on the November 2016 ballot.

“Olmsted Falls has a history of strong fiscal management practices that protect taxpayer resources,” said Treasurer Emily Dales.  “With the passage of the recent ballot issue the district will not have to pull money from the district’s day-to-day operations to pay for necessary renovations and repairs.  This puts the district in a much better financial position and will ultimately save taxpayers thousands of dollars because of the higher credit rating.”

AR_upperRightS&P provides credit ratings for school districts as a reflection of the district’s financial history, current financial situation and the district’s ability to pay its debts in the future.  There are nine different categories of ratings with AA being the second highest possible category.  This indicates that the district’s ability to meet its financial obligations is very strong.

“Olmsted Falls City Schools is effective and efficient in our day-to-day operations,” said Superintendent James Lloyd, Ed.D.  “We have the third lowest expenditure per pupil out of the 30 school districts in Cuyahoga County.  We make smart decisions with our precious resources and this upgrade in our long-term credit rating reflects our dedication to strong fiscal management practices.”

The district will use the new bond rating to minimize the fees and interest payments the district will have to make when it sells the bonds from the November 2016 ballot issue.  “Just like with personal home mortgages, higher credit ratings allow borrowers to qualify for better interest rates and loan programs,” explained Dales.  “The same is true for school districts.  By qualifying for this higher credit rating, the district can sell our bonds at a better rate, ultimately saving taxpayers money.”

To read the full report from S&P regarding the district’s enhanced long-term credit rating, please click HERE now or visit the OFCS Treasurer’s web page anytime at www.ofcs.net/treasurer.


bulldog hockeyOFHS HOCKEY TEAM SKATES INTO BARON CUP II SEMIFINALS TONIGHT! 

The Olmsted Falls High School hockey team won its first game this week in the Baron Cup II competition. It plays Chagrin Falls in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. TONIGHT,  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th at Brooklyn Ice Rink.  With a possible victory Friday night, the team would play in the Championship this Sunday.

Congratulations to the team! Let’s get behind the battling Bulldogs as they continue in the tournament Friday and, hopefully, Sunday.  Keep it going Bulldogs!


OFCS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

KindergartenOFCS Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 is now officially 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.

Welcome to the 130+ who have already completed the online registration step!  Everyone at the Early Childhood Center looks forwards to meeting you!

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.


THIS SATURDAY – ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS

dsc_0960It’s a sure bet you’ll have a great time this Saturday at Olmsted Falls Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night.  Two sets of Cavs floor seats will be raffled during the event.  It’s easy to win – just purchase a playing card for $10. You have a one in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the April 12th Cavs vs Raptors game. Indians tickets also are part of a giveaway. Who will be the lucky winners of these special prizes?dsc_0961

Test your luck from 7-11:30 p.m. THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH at the West Side Irish-American Club on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township.  The night includes a big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and others as well as 50/50 raffle, side boards and others. There is a cash bar and refreshments that Angelina’s Pizza will provide.

Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni Office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  The event is for anyone age 21 and older.  For more details, click HERE to see the event’s flyer.


FALLS-LENOX RIGHT-TO-READ WEEK FEATURED MANY SPECIAL GUESTS & ACTIVITIES!

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Librarian Sue Grame

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Board of Education member Mrs. Linda Parkowski

It has been a very busy week at Falls-Lenox as the school celebrated Right to Read Week with many special visitors and activities!  

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Director of Business Affairs Mr. Tim Atkinson

On Monday Sue Grame, Children’s Librarian from the Olmsted Falls branch of the Cuyahoga County Library came to read to all students!  On Tuesday, they had students from the Middle School come to read to their classes (see next blog items for details and photos)!  Throughout the week, more than 80 volunteers from throughout the district and community served at special mystery readers in classrooms.  Board members, administrators, local elected officials, safety forces and business owners were among the many special guests – each bringing in their favorite children’s book or choosing one from the Falls-Lenox library. 

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Children’s author Michael Samulak

On Wednesday, children’s picture book author Michael Samulak, who has two published books: A is for Africa (Trafford 2008) and A Wonderful Day! (Tate SS_upper_left2015), spoke with students.  Mr. Samulak also stayed to sign any books that were brought in. Thank you to PTA for organizing and funding this visit!

Students earned free time on Friday by reading over 55,000 minutes!  Miss Longville and Mrs. Carey even made special appearances throughout the day dressed as a Narwhal and a Sea Turtle!

CP_leftThis year each child at Falls Lenox received two books, courtesy of FL/ECC PTA during the week. Thank you to our PTA volunteers at Falls Lenox: Rachel O’Malley, Janelle Prada, Beth Prather, Michelle Smith and Angie Stokes for labeling books, delivering books to classrooms and planning the author visit.  And thank you to all of our volunteer mystery readers!

To view a photo gallery for Falls-Lenox Right To Read 2017, please click HERE.


OFMS STUDENTS SHARE LOVE OF READING WITH YOUNGER BULLDOGS

msfile_004msfile_003SS_upper_leftOn Tuesday, February 7th, members of the LEAD organizations from the Middle School traveled to Falls-Lenox during Right to Read week and shared their love of reading.

Middle School students read a picture book to a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade class.

This was a great experience for all students involved!

To view a photo gallery featuring photos from this OFMS LEAD visit to Falls-Lenox for Right To Read Week, please click HERE.


10 BULLDOG YOUTH WRESTLERS HEAD TO DISTRICT COMPETITION

of-youth-wrestlersThe Olmsted Falls youth wrestling team qualified 10 wrestlers to the upcoming district tournament at Kenston High School.

The following wrestlers earned a chance to qualify for the state tournament by placing in the top four of their weight class at sectionals:  Logan Gomez, Brendan Hearns, Andrew Connelly, Eddie Manning, Cort Zahorchak, Joey Salamone, Derek Neckar, Patrick O’Brien, Tyler Sherlock and Ian Heckerman.

Congratulations and good luck at districts!


Masquers forensicsNEXT OFHS FORENSICS/MASQUERS MEETING THIS MONDAY – FEB. 13TH

The next meeting of the Olmsted Falls High School Forensics/Masquers is at 7 p.m. this Monday, February 13th.  The agenda includes the upcoming state tournament that is being held at Olmsted Falls High, Middle and Intermediate schools and an update on the Spring musical.

All are invited to attend.


FALLS-LENOX SELLING T-SHIRTS FOR UPCOMING “BATTLE OF THE SCHOOLS” DODGEBALL EVENT

f-l_tshirtThe Falls-Lenox staff dodgeball team will be wearing memorial shirts in honor of fallen Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey for this year’s dodgeball event.  Students, parents and staff are invited to gear up in the memorial shirts as well.

The deadline to order shirts in THIS MONDAY, February 13th.  Please click HERE to download the official order form with additional information.  Contact Mrs. Rivera at 440-427-6470 with questions.


DONUTS WITH DAD EVENT AT MIDDLE SCHOOL SET FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 24TH

OFMS Donuts with Dads 12 10 11 14Calling ALL PTA Dads!  OFMS PTA would like to invite Dad, Grandpa or another important guy in your child’s life to spend some quality time with your child at school.  **This is a PTA “Members Only” event and a benefit of joining PTA**

If only Mom joined this year, it’s not too late. Dad can save time at the door by signing up now.  Just download and complete the form (available below) and submit your dues prior to arrival. Can’t remember if you already signed up? E-mail Membership at lindsay0718@yahoo.com to find out.

If Dad is already a PTA member, just RSVP and show up!  Kindly RSVP by February 16th. Click HERE to download the event flyer with RSVP form.

Friday, February 24th from 7:30-8:30 am

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Hope to see you there!


OFHS DRILL TEAM INFO. NIGHT, TRYOUTS COMING IN MARCH

drill team figureAn informational night is set at 7 p.m. March 6th for the Olmsted Falls High School Drill Team.  It is in the OFHS Room W-e.

Drill Team clinics are set for 6-8 p.m. March 20-23. Tryouts are at 6 p.m. March 24. The clinics and tryouts are in the Olmsted Falls Middle School main gym. For more details, contact Mrs. Topolski at ltopolski@ofcs.net or 440-427-6180.

To view a flier of the event, click HERE.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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t-shirt-quilt-rafflePlease join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting next Wednesday, February 15th at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center!   Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to Post Prom on May 21. They will all take place at 7PM in the OFHS Media Center:  March 15; April 12 & 26; May 3, 10, & 17.

  •  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-022217daily-pick-3Ohio Lottery – Daily Pick 3 Drawing (flyer attached). Secure your tickets today for the Feb and March drawings!
  • February 22, 2017 – BINGO at Tony K’s at 6:30p – FLYER ATTACHED

 

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)


SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE TO OFMA MUSICAL NOTES MARCH EDITION IS FEB. 17TH

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Anyone submitting stories or pictures to the March Musical Notes newsletter should do so by February 17th – or now – due to the DisneyWorld band trip.

The latest Musical Notes newsletter is available by clicking HERE. It contains details of upcoming meetings, events, the Feb. 16-21 Disney trip, solo and ensemble contests, school winter concerts and hoagie sale pictures.


HELP RAISE FUNDS DURING OFIS PTA READ-A-THON THROUGH FEB. 15TH

read-a-thon-fundraiserHelp the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School PTA raise money while promoting reading skills and education.   OFIS PTA launched its local Read-a-Thon this past Monday holding various reading sessions to help raise funds.  Supporters may donate money toward the program – and leave a word of encouragement – for students during this time.

Simply log on to the reader dashboard by clicking HERE and donate.  You may view it several times to check the fundraising amount and view donors commitment to reading.  As one entry reads: “Reading is the most important thing you can do at school and at your leisure. It helps you to develop a great vocabulary, helps with your spelling and is needed in every subject in school and in so much of your life.”


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BLITZ! BLITZ! BALLROOM BLITZ – FEBRUARY 24TH
The Olmsted Falls Music Association will present the OFHS Jazz Band and Golden Expressions at the February 24th Ballroom Blitz. It will be at 7 p.m. in the OFHS “Café Ballroom.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7, students and seniors 65 and above.

To see a flier of the event, click HERE.


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS – FEBRUARY 25TH

bowling pinsPeople of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics.  Please note the time and location are different from  what is listed on the PTA calendar.

It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma.  The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers.  Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in.  The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th  To see a flier and registration form, click HERE.     If you have question, email helpinghands@ofcs.net.


SAVE THE DATE!  FEB 25TH FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT @ OFHS 7-9:30 P.M.

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More information coming soon!

Stay tuned…

 

 

 

 


 

SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

boxtopsboxtop-imageParents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school.

To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.


 

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



OCSL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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.

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OF BRANCH LIBRARY OFFERS SCRATCH DIGITAL ANIMATION CLASS

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Date: February 22nd
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Description:

Learn how to create your own digital animation from SCRATCH! Students in 5th-8th grade are invited to join us as we explore, create, and share our own stories, games, music and art! Imagine! Program! And Share!  To register, click HERE.

Note: If you do not currently have a Scratch account, please bring a valid email address.

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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.


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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 – February 3, 2017

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OFMS STUDENTS COMPETE IN ANNUAL SPELLING BEE

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SS_upper_leftCongratulations to all Olmsted Falls Middle School students who competed in the school’s annual Spelling Bee. Top winners are Lauren Burch, first place; Sanat Subhash, second place and Megan Nguyen, third place.

Pictured here are the students who earned awards as well as Molly Laubert, grade 8 math and science teacher/OFMS cross-country coach.

The three top winners holding their awards in the front row are, from left, Megan, Lauren and Sanat.

 


SS_upper_leftOFHS STUDENT ATHLETES SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT

Congratulations to five OFHS senior student-athletes who signed official letters of intent this week to continue their athletic careers at the college level next year during a special signing event at OFHS. Students were joined by family members, coaches and teammates as they officially signed letters of intent to participate at the college level.

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Skyelar Alstadt will play soccer @ Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

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Brittany Chapman will play soccer at Mount Union College in Ohio.

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Lexi Gomez will play soccer at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Cameron Robinson will play soccer at Gannon University in Pennsylvania.

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Sam Vas will play football @ Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Stay tuned for additional letter of intent signing news!

Congrats again and best of luck to these outstanding athletes!


 OFCS SUPERINTENDENT DR. LLOYD PARTICIPATES IN GRADUATION DISCUSSION WITH SENATOR LEHNER

state-of-ohioOlmsted Falls City School District Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd participated in a discussion with State Senator Peggy Lehner last week, which aired locally on WVIZ and can also be viewed online HERE.  (Note:  The graduation discussion begins at approx. the 10:00 minute mark in the program.)

The segment, discussing high school graduation requirements, was featured on “The State of Ohio” program which also airs on The Ohio Channel.

Follow Dr. Lloyd on Twitter @OFCSSuper.


MANY WINNERS – AND VOLUNTEERS – AT THE ANNUAL PTA TALENT SHOW

in-the-spotlight talent show graphicCP_leftThe 30th annual High School PTA Talent Show was held Saturday at OFHS.  Congratulations to the following students on their performances.

In the K-4 Grade Category – Falls Lenox

Sully Murray – First Place tie, vocal performance of “House of Gold.”
Kylee Kosar and Isabella Muñoz – Second Place, vocal performance of “Beautiful Day.”

Steven Demchak – Third Place, piano solo of “The Star Bangled Banner.”

In the K-4 Grade Category – OFIS

Isabella Goldshmidt – First Place tie, piano solo medley of songs by Nancy and Randy Faber.

In the 5-8 Grade Category – OFIS

Lindsey Smits – First Place, vocal performance of “Sing Your Own Song.” Lindsey was also the Overall Winner of the Talent show, having received the highest score of all performers in the show.

Adam Dempsey – Third Place, freestyle dance performance of the medley “Can’t Stop This Feeling; What Ya Working With and Hair Up.”

In the 5-8 Grade Category – OFMS

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Talent Show Cover Design by Claire Rosen

Rachel Korba – Second Place, contemporary dance to “Too Good.”

In the 9th – 12th Grade Category – OFHS

Elisabeth Helmick – First Place, vocal of “Can’t Let Go.”  Elisabeth was also the recipient of the Dara Hosta Vocal Performance Award given by the Hosta Family.

Jack Surtman – Second Place, piano solo of “Canon in D Major.”

Amanda Holt – Third Place, vocal and guitar performance of “Drops of Jupiter.”

Congratulations to all of the Talent Show winners and to all the students who shared their talents in the show. A special thank you to Dan Fidler, Brynn Hanratty, Nico Humphrey and Carson Moore from Golden Expressions who performed the National Anthem to open the Talent Show. Congratulations also to the program cover design winner Claire Rosen, OFHS grade 12,  Graphic Arts student from Polaris whose original artwork appeared on the Talent Show program cover. Great and creative design Claire!! The program cover is shown here on the right.

And what would a Talent Show be without a Master of Ceremonies?  Thank you Danny Doherty, OFHS Junior. Many thanks as well to the OFHS Stage/Sound/Lighting Crew Gabe Gulla and Jack Corrigan.   A very special shout out to Dave and Jessica our special musical performers who entertained the audience while participant scores were tallied.

Our most sincere gratitude to Fonda and Bruce Hosta for their continued support of the Talent Show through donation of trophies and the prize for the Dara Hosta Vocal Performance Award. Many thanks to our PTA volunteers who helped make this event a success and thanks to our wonderful audience.  All proceeds from the show will benefit Class of 2017 graduates with scholarship awards.

It was a great show!  We hope that our K- 11 performers will return again next year.  We can’t wait to see what talents you will share with us!


SUPER BOWL HOAGIE ASSEMBLING – AND BUYING – TOMORROW, SATURDAY FEB. 4TH 

OFHS Super Bowl hoagie saleParent and student volunteers are gathering at Shaker’s MarketPlace at 9 a.m. TOMORROW – Saturday, Feb. 4 – to assemble more than 1,000 sandwiches for the annual Olmsted Falls Music Association’s Super Bowl Hoagie Sale. Any additional volunteer support is appreciated!  Just show up at 9 am to help!  NO experience required!!

Students will deliver pre-ordered hoagies on Saturday for those wishing to save them for Super Bowl LI on Sunday. Students who have been selling hoagies need to plan to pick up their orders for their deliveries Saturday.  

Music students have been working hard gathering orders, and some hoagies will also be sold at the store.  Hoagies are $5 each.

 Thanks to all of who have helped get this done!

HELP RAISE FUNDS DURING OFIS PTA READ-A-THON THROUGH FEB. 15TH

read-a-thon-fundraiserHelp the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School PTA raise money while promoting reading skills and education.   OFIS PTA launched its local Read-a-Thon this past Monday holding various reading sessions to help raise funds.  Supporters may donate money toward the program – and leave a word of encouragement – for students during this time.

Simply log on to the reader dashboard by clicking HERE and donate.  You may view it several times to check the fundraising amount and view donors commitment to reading.  As one entry reads: “Reading is the most important thing you can do at school and at your leisure. It helps you to develop a great vocabulary, helps with your spelling and is needed in every subject in school and in so much of your life.”

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PLAY BINGO WHILE RAISING FUNDS FOR HELPING HANDS

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Enjoy some friendly games of Bingo this Wednesday, February 8th at Tony K’s with proceeds benefiting Helping Hands.

Doors open – and shopping with participating vendors – at 6:30 p.m. with bingo starting at 7.  The cost is $10 for a set of bingo cards.  Prizes will be awarded each round from participating vendors.

Why not dine out and have fun doing so playing Bingo.  Reserve your spot by emailing helpinghands@ofce.net by Tuesday, February 7th.

 


bb-poster-2017-2HAVE A BLAST AT THE FEBRUARY 24TH BALLROOM BLITZ
The Olmsted Falls Music Association will present the OFHS Jazz Band and Golden Expressions at the February 24th Ballroom Blitz. It will be at 7 p.m. in the OFHS “Café Ballroom.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7, students and seniors 65 and above.

To see a flier of the event, click HERE.


 SAVE THE DATE!  FEB 25TH FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT @ OFHS 7-9:30 P.M.

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More information coming soon!

Stay tuned…

 

 


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS

bowling pinsPeople of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics.  Please note the time and location are different from  what is listed on the PTA calendar.

It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma.  The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers.  Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in.  The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th  To see a flier and registration form, click HERE.     If you have question, email helpinghands@ofcs.net.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to the May 21st Post Prom. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center. The dates are February 15, March 15, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17.

Please mark your calendars for any or ALL of these upcoming Post Prom fundraisers!  Thank you for your continuing support!

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  • Need Flowers for Winter Floral?  Creations by Lynn of Berea can assist.  FLYER ATTACHED
  • Ongoing until goal is met – T-Shirt Quilt Raffle  FLYER ATTACHED

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)


 SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

boxtopsboxtop-imageParents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school.

To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.


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.


FEB. 11TH LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS

dsc_0960Olmsted Falls Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is February 11th. Two sets of Cavs floor seats will be raffled during the event.  It’s easy to win – just purchase a playing card for $10. You will have a one in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the April 12th Cavs vs Raptors game. Indians tickets also are part of a giveaway. Who will be the lucky winners of these special prizes?dsc_0961

Test your luck from 7-11:30 p.m. February 11th at the West Side Irish-American Club on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township.  The night includes a big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and others as well as 50/50 raffle, side boards and others. There is a cash bar and refreshments that Angelina’s Pizza will provide.

Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni Office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  The event is for anyone age 21 and older.  For more details, click HERE to see the event’s flyer.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OCSL REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1ST

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 from February 1st 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.


OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATION @ OPEN HOUSE – FEBRUARY 8th

preschool cartoon kidsOlmsted Community Preschool will have its annual Open House and Registration for the 2017-18 school year from 6:30-8 p.m. February 8th. The preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. For more information, contact Melanie Reynolds, 440-235-3869 or ocprschl@aol.com. The preschool is located at 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls.


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.


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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 CLOSURE ALERT – MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017

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All Olmsted Falls City School District building will be CLOSED TODAY – Monday, January 30th – due to inclement weather and road conditions.

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OFCS Update – January 27, 2017

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OLMSTED FALLS KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT IS THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST

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ANNUAL KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT

THIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST

7:00 P.M.

AT OLMSTED FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (7105 Fitch Road)

Parents of students who will be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2017 and will be entering kindergarten this fall are encouraged to attend this important meeting to learn more about Olmsted Falls School District’s full day kindergarten program.  Parents with children who miss the age cut-off of August 1 are also welcome to attend as the consideration process for early entrance will be reviewed.

Earlier this week, Olmsted Falls City Schools 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 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.

Kindergarten registration for next year will officially begin this Wednesday, February 1.  The first step to registering a new kindergarten student for the 2017-18 school year is to complete the online registration process accessible from the district’s website, www.ofcs.net.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please do NOT register your incoming kindergarten student prior to this Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The online portal for the 2017-18 school year will not be available until then.


OLMSTED FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR OFFICER FAHEY

image2image1-1Olmsted Falls City School District extends condolences and heartfelt support to the City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Police Department and the family of fallen officer David Fahey.  

Blue ribbons have been displayed throughout the community including in front of Falls-Lenox Primary School as a local show of support for Officer Fahey’s family.  Officer Fahey’s mother, retired Olmsted Township police officer Jackie Ketterer, is a current member of our staff at Falls-Lenox and has previously worked throughout all district school buildings as a School Resource Officer and member of our local Olmsted Township Police Department.  Staff members and parent volunteers from Falls-Lenox assisted with the blue ribbon effort, which included sending ribbons home with Falls-Lenox students for their neighborhoods as well.  Please continue to keep Officer Fahey’s family in your thoughts during this difficult time.


MATH + FAMILIES = ECC FAMILY MATH NIGHT

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SS_upper_leftOlmsted Falls ECC held its Family Math Night event last week.

Our itty bitty bulldogs and their families had fun visiting various stations around the school, including technology, geometry, algebraic operations, measurement and number sense.

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


OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW IS TOMORROW – SATURDAY, JAN. 28

talent-showThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA’s 30th Annual Talent Show is at 7 p.m. this Saturday, January 28th in the Olmsted Falls High School auditorium.

Enjoy the evening watching and supporting our talented students – and teachers who will present their talents as well!

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children under age 3.  Tickets are available at the door.


HEALTH CLINIC REMINDER: MEDICATION GUIDELINES

  1. medgraphicAll medication must be delivered by a parent or responsible adult in the container provided by the pharmacy. Please do not send in medications with your child. All Pharmacy labels must be visible on prescription medications All non prescription items must be unopened, labeled and unexpired. Forms may be faxed or hand delivered by an adult
  2. All medications that a student needs will be locked in the clinic or in a secure location, except for asthma inhalers and epi-pens
  3. When new medications are started on your child please give the first dose on a weekend or a non school day to make sure there is no allergic reaction or serious side effects.
  4. Medications for chronic conditions are included in the Health Care Plan. For example:  Inhalers and epipen authorizations are included in the asthma /allergy Health Care Plans.  So, no additional forms are necessary.
  5. If bringing in medications for a field trip, please make sure to have child’s name and grade on a Ziploc type bag, name on the medication bottle and Parent / Physician signature for all prescription medications. Only a parent signature is required for all nonprescription medications.
  6. Please do not at any time send in a bag full of medication with no paperwork or just pills in a bag with no instructions . The clinic will not be able to give this medication.

If you have any questions about the OFCS medication guidelines, please contact District Nurse Carol Meszaros, RN, at 427-6364.


SUPER BOWL HOAGIE ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY – FRIDAY!

OFHS Super Bowl hoagie saleOFHS music students will perform at DisneyWorld in February.

To help defray their cost, the OFMA will again have the annual Super Bowl Hoagie Sale that will occur February 4th at Shaker’s MarketPlace.  Students will earn funds for each hoagie – about 50 percent – they sell.  OFMS students also may participate to start earning funds in their own personal travel account.

Students will collect money from those who order from them. Click HERE for the order form. Click HERE for the envelope form. Envelopes only will be printed for HS students.  If more are needed, contact Janet Kollar, janetrk@sbcglobal.net.

All orders are due to their OFHS music teacher TODAY – JANUARY 27TH.   Volunteers also are needed to assemble hoagies February 4th as well as students to place lettuce and tomatoes in sandwich bags February 3rd.  If you can volunteer, please click HERE to sign up.


BUY FLOWERS FOR WINTER FORMAL TO BENEFIT POST PROM

dancersflowersAttn: OFHS Students!  Need flowers for the upcoming Winter Formal scheduled for next Friday, February 3rd? Creations by Lynn of  Berea has partnered with Olmsted Falls Post Prom and can assist with wrist corsage, boutonneire or a special bouquet of flowers.

Call Creations by Lynn of Berea at 440-234-1351 and mention Olmsted Falls Post Prom OR visit Creations by Lynn of Berea at 211 Front Street in Berea and bring the official flyer with you. Click HERE for the flyer.


bb-poster-2017-2HAVE A BLAST AT THE FEBRUARY 24TH BALLROOM BLITZ

The Olmsted Falls Music Association will present the OFHS Jazz Band and Golden Expressions at the February 24th Ballroom Blitz. It will be at 7 p.m. in the OFHS “Café Ballroom.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7, students and seniors 65 and above.

To see a flier of the event, click HERE.


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS

bowling pinsPeople of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics.  Please note the time and location are different from  what is listed on the PTA calendar.

It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma.  The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers.  Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in.  The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th  To see a flier and registration form, click HERE.     If you have question, email helpinghands@ofcs.net.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to the May 21st Post Prom. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center. The dates are February 15, March 15, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17.

Please mark your calendars for any or ALL of these upcoming Post Prom fundraisers!  Thank you for your continuing support!

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  • Need Flowers for Winter Floral?  Creations by Lynn of Berea can assist.  FLYER ATTACHED
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – Tony K’s Dine-in or Carry-out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)
  • February 2, 2017 – Pinot’s Palette (Olmsted Falls) FLYER ATTACHED (Text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145)
  • Ongoing until goal is met – T-Shirt Quilt Raffle  FLYER ATTACHED

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)


 SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

boxtopsboxtop-imageParents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school. To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.


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.


LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS

dsc_0960Olmsted Falls Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is February 11th.  Once again, two sets of Cavs floor sets will be raffled during the event.  It’s easy to win – just purchase a playing card for $10. You will have a one in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the April 12th Cavs vs Raptors game. Indians tickets also are part of a giveaway. Who will be the lucky winners of these special prizes?dsc_0961

Test your luck from 7-11:30 p.m. February 11th at the West Side Irish-American Club on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township.  The night includes a big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and others as well as 50/50 raffle, side boards and others. There is a cash bar and refreshments that Angelina’s Pizza will provide.

Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni Office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  The event is for anyone age 21 and older.  For more details, click HERE to see the event’s flyer.


 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION ENDS THIS TUESDAY – JAN. 31ST

crossed bats softballRegistration for the upcoming softball season now is open through January 31st. You may register by clicking on the link below or visiting occ.recdesk.com.  You also may register in person by visiting the Olmsted Community Center during regular business hours.

Olmsted Girls Fast Pitch is open to all girls, ages 8-18, residing within the Olmsted Falls city school district.  Visit olmstedgirlsfastpitch.org for more information.


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

teen-nightSwings-N-Things will host its final January Teen Dance Night TONIGHT from 7-10:30 p.m., which still includes an area for chaperones featuring free wifi!

For additional information, click HERE for the event flyer or contact Swings-N-Things at 235-4420, ext. 125.


OCSL REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1ST

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 from February 1st until March 31, 2017. 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


OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATION @ OPEN HOUSE

preschool cartoon kidsOlmsted Community Preschool will have its annual Open House and Registration for the 2017-18 school year from 6:30-8 p.m. February 8th. The preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. For more information, contact Melanie Reynolds, 440-235-3869 or ocprschl@aol.com. The preschool is located at 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls.


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

The 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.


 

 

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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 – January 23, 2017

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OLMSTED FALLS OFFERS KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM THAT ENHANCES LEARNING

District to transition to full day kindergarten program beginning with upcoming 2017-2018 school year

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Olmsted Falls City Schools is excited to announce 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 2017-18 school year.   

“We entered into an all day kindergarten experience with caution and have now been able to take a step back and evaluate the students’ experiences,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Lloyd.  “The positive benefits of the full day kindergarten option have already been readily evident.  Our teachers are seeing incredible growth in our students that includes their creativity, social interactions and academic development. We look forward to being able to offer this valuable full day kindergarten experience to all of our kindergarten students without having to charge tuition,” added Dr. Lloyd.

SS_upper_leftThe district piloted an all-day kindergarten program for 125 students this school year.  These students paid a tuition fee for the program to cover the additional costs.  However, if the district moves to a full-day kindergarten program, the state funding levels change, making it cost-effective for the district to operate the program without parent tuition.

“This option provides so many benefits for our youngest students,” said Dr. Lloyd. “We are striving to provide an exceptional well-rounded experience for all while also being fiscally responsible with taxpayer resources. The fact that we can now offer this tuition free and not break our budget makes this decision fiscally responsible and child centered.  This move creates a tremendous value with educational benefits at no extra costs to parents.”

The district will host the annual Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at the Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center (7105 Fitch Road).  Parents of students who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2017 and will be entering kindergarten this fall are encouraged to attend this important meeting to learn more about Olmsted Falls School District’s full day kindergarten program.  Parents with children who miss the age cut-off of August 1 are also welcome to attend as the consideration process for early entrance will be reviewed.

Kindergarten registration will officially begin on Wednesday, February 1.  The first step to registering a new kindergarten student for the 2017-18 school year is to complete the online registration process accessible from the district’s website, www.ofcs.net.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please do NOT register your incoming kindergarten student prior to February 1, 2017. The online portal for the 2017-18 school year will not be available until then.

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.


CP_leftCAVS WHEELCHAIR COMPETITORS PERFORM FOR FALLS-LENOX STUDENTS

 

img_9565The Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers returned for the third year to Falls Lenox Primary School as part of Celebrating Differences week. The staff and students img_9554enjoyed their positive messages! Thank you to PTA for partially funding this and for Mrs. Scott, school psychologist, img_9562for organizing their visit.

The group partners with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Clinic and Invacare Top End to compete on a national level as part of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Its mission is to make a difference in the community by helping educate and provide opportunities to children and newly-injured adults with disabilities.


OFMS STUDENTS COMPETE IN LOCAL GEOGRAPHY BEE

2017-geo-beeSS_upper_leftOFMS students again competed this year in the annual Geography Bee with one who will continue competing.

It began in November when more than 850 OFMS students took the Qualifying Exam. Of those, more than 60 qualified for the Preliminary Exam that occurred in December. The contestants then were narrowed to 20, then six and the champion.

Sixth-grade competitors were Arjun Arumugam, David Vidovich, Tyler Pletcher and Logan Carleton.

Seventh graders included Sarah Tomasch, Noah Young, Samantha Gaba, Ryan Graham, Caleb Arroyo, Holly Robinson, Ben Siao, and Josuah Kuperman.

Eighth graders were Morgan Demooy, Xavier Zurawski, Noah Barratt, Hank Long, Sanat Subhash, Colin Clark, Tyler Delap and Richie Garcia.

2017-geo-bee-picture-iiThe Geography Bee champion was David Vidovich with Sanat Subhash, second; Noah Young, third; Joshua Kuperman, fourth and Noah Barratt, fifth. Pictured in the photo on the left are those who qualified for the final round. They are, from left, Noah Young, Morgan Demooy, Joshua Kuperman, Noah Barratt, Hank Long, Tyler Delap, Sanat Subhas and David Vidovich.

Congratulations to all who competed. Best of luck, David, for continued success.


SS_upper_leftOFMS CLUB BUILDS CONFIDENCE IN GIRLS FOR STEM EDUCATION

img_0685img_0684This week the Olmsted Falls Middle School’s Girls in Engineering Math and Science – GEMS – Club worked on a project with the RePlay Organization.

The girls learned how basic circuits work and used this to re-purpose toys for special needs children. They spent img_0688the afternoon stripping wires, soldering, sewing and connecting wires in an effort to add touch switches to electronic toys.

This was just one of the many hands-on projects in which the newly-formed GEMS Club has participated.  GEMS is empowering girls to find passion and build confidence in STEM education and STEM-related careers.


OFHS COUNSELORS OFFER 2 IMPORTANT INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS THIS WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25TH – ONE TO FEATURE AKRON UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

College Credit Plus Information Night – Wed., Jan 25th @ 6 p.m.   The College Credit Plus is a program that allows students in grades 7-12 to take college classes and earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. Students must apply and be accepted to the college in which they intend to participate. We will be reviewing the program details, application and class registration process. Representatives from OFHS, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga County Community College, Lorain County Community College and Polaris Career Center will be available to answer parent and student questions.

Junior Parent College Night – Wed., Jan 25th @ 7 p.m. – Junior parents and students are invited to this information session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 25th in the OFHS auditorium. Mrs. Caldrone, college and career counselor, will discuss college exploration, admissions testing and how to best prepare your student for the college application process. We will have two special guest speakers as well. Katy Marshall, transfer specialist from Cuyahoga Community College, will discuss how to successfully transfer from a community college to a four-year college. Matthew Wilson, University of Akron president, will lead a discussion about the college admission process and expectations of college freshman.

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


CONGRATULATIONS TO LOCAL UNIT WINNERS IN THIS YEAR’S PTA REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST

16-17-reflections-participation-web-bannerSS_upper_leftThe Olmsted Falls Council of PTA’s is pleased to announce the unit winners for this year’s PTA Reflections Art Contest. The theme this year is “What Is Your Story?” and nearly 70 entries were submitted in six different categories, with entries ranging from the Early Childhood PTA all the way to the High School PTA and every unit in between.

Twenty-eight entries have been submitted and sent to the Ohio PTA for judging, and from there we hope to get some of our students’ amazing work sent to the National PTA level for judging. A big thank you to all the students who entered their creations this year!

Here is a list of our local winners:

Visual Arts Primary Division (preschool – grade 2)
1st Place Lily Rokas – Kindergarten; 2nd Place Tessa Chapin – 2nd grade; 3rd Place Carter Williams – 1st grade; Honorable Mention Finn Lauderdale – Pre-K

Visual Arts Intermediate Division (grades 3 – 5)
1st Place Carly Oliver – 5th grade; 2nd Place Marley Cashin – 5th grade; 3rd Place Anabelle Stanford – 4th grade; Honorable Mention McKeely Kemock – 4th grade

Visual Arts Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place Georgia Kelley – 8th grade; 2nd Place Lindsey LaPinta – 8th grade; 3rd Place Hadley Allen – 6th grade; Honorable Mention Allison Milligan – 8th grade

Visual Arts High School Division (grades 9-12)
1st Place Jason Gwynn – 9th grade; 2nd Place Bennett Graham – 12 grade

Visual Arts Special Artist Division/High School
1st Place Aaron Oehlstrom – 12th grade; 2nd Place Amber Michney – 9th grade; 3rd Place Heather Grant – 12th grade;
Honorable Mention Rebekka McElroy – 11th grade

Visual Arts Special Artist Division/Intermediate
1st Place Emily Heine – 5th grade; 2nd Place Yohanna Amoah – 4th grade; 3rd Place Caden Celesky – 5th grade;
Honorable Mention Jonny Clemons – 5th grade

Literature Primary Division (Preschool – grade 2)
1st Place Ella Meczka – 2nd grade; 2nd Place Tessa Chapin – 2nd grade

Literature Intermediate Division (grades 3-5)
1st Place Olivia Thach – 5th grade; 2nd Place Addison Kovach – 3rd grade; 3rd Place Zoe Nechvatal – 4th grade

Literature Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place Keeley Patton – 8th grade; 2nd Place Emma Barnard – 8th grade

Literature High School Division (grades 9-12)
1st Place Julie Calaway – 12th grade; 2nd Place Harrison Graham – 9th grade

Photography Primary Division (preschool – grade 2)
1st Place Kara Vinci – 1st grade

Photography Intermediate Division (grades 3-5)
1st Place Dominic DiFilippo – 4th grade; 2nd Place Nora Barnard – 5th grade

Photography Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place Matthew Gluvna – 7th grade; 2nd Place Andrew Homola – 7th grade

Photography High School Division (grades 9-12)
1st Place Andrew Barnard – 11th grade; 2nd Place Julie Calaway – 12th grade; 3rd Place Harrison Graham – 9th grade

Music Composition Intermediate Division (grades 3 – 5)
1st Place Dominic DiFilippo – 4th grade

Music Composition Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place Michael DiFilippo – 7th grade

Dance Choreography Middle School Division (grades 6-8)
1st Place Claire Oliver – 8th grade


OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW IS JANUARY 28TH

talent-showThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA’s 30th annual talent show is at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 28th in the Olmsted Falls High School auditorium. This scholarship fundraiser will feature about 25 local students in grades K-12 performing a myriad of talents including: singing, dancing and playing various instruments.  And, for the second year, we will have a special musical performance by several of our Olmsted Falls teachers!  Enjoy an evening watching and supporting our talented students!  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children under age 3.  Tickets are available at the door and in the OFHS auditorium on Tuesday, January 24th from 6-9 pm.  Questions?  Contact Sharon Knaggs, msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net or 440-463-8106).


YOUNG BULLDOGS INVITED TO CHEERLEADER CLINIC AND PERFORM @ FEB. 10TH GAME – REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY (1/23/17)

cheerleading-megaphoneAll Olmsted Falls students in grades 2-5 are invited to attend a Cheerleading Clinic and perform at halftime during the Bulldogs-Midview varsity basketball game. OFHS cheerleaders will conduct the clinic from 6:30-8:30 p.m. February 8th at the Olmsted Falls Intermediate School gym.

Those attending the clinic will cheer at the 7:30 p.m. February 10th varsity game. Each participant will receive a Mini Cheer T-shirt, free game admission, a snack at the game and picture with the Bulldog and varsity cheerleaders. To view a flier and registration details, click HERE.

Registration ends at 3:30 p.m. TODAY, JANUARY 23RD. Email ofhscheerleading@gmail.com if you have questions.


OFIS STUDENT ORGANIZES FREE LUNCH FOR SENIORS

OFIS student Chad Theriot had an idea of offering local senior citizens a free lunch.   With the help of volunteers from his family, school and city personnel and local businesses and groups, he organized a luncheon last Saturday at Olmsted Falls City Hall that included soup, sandwiches, pizza, desserts and fun.  The luncheon was a big hit with seniors and the many volunteers who made the luncheon a success. Congratulations, Chad.  To see a story about Chad and the luncheon that appeared in the Sun Post-Herald, click HERE.

Pictured above is, front row: Chad, brother Blake, back row: dad Rob, mom Martha and Olmsted Falls Mayor Ann Marie Donegan.


IT’S SUPER BOWL HOAGIE TIME!

OFHS Super Bowl hoagie saleOFHS music students will perform at DisneyWorld in February.

To help defray their cost, the OFMA will again have the annual Super Bowl Hoagie Sale that will occur February 4th at Shaker’s MarketPlace.  Students will earn funds for each hoagie – about 50 percent – they sell.  OFMS students also may participate to start earning funds in their own personal travel account.

Students will collect money from those who order from them. Click HERE for the order form. Click HERE for the envelope form. Envelopes only will be printed for HS students.  If more are needed, contact Janet Kollar, janetrk@sbcglobal.net.

All orders are due to their OFHS music teacher by Friday, January 27th.  Volunteers also are needed to assemble hoagies February 4th as well as students to place lettuce and tomatoes in sandwich bags February 3rd.  If you can volunteer, please click HERE to sign up.


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS

bowling pinsPeople of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics.  Please note the time and location are different from  what is listed on the PTA calendar.

It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma.  The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers.  Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in.  The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th  To see a flier and registration form, click HERE.     If you have question, email helpinghands@ofcs.net.


SAVE BOX TOPS AS PTA FUNDRAISER FOR OFIS

boxtopsboxtop-imageParents of Olmsted Falls Intermediate School students can help in a fundraiser that runs until April. They are encouraged to cut out and send in box tops. The PTA earns 10 cents for each box top, which will help pay for field trips, end-of-the-year events and other activities at the school. To view a flier explaining the fundraiser, click HERE. For more details, go to boxtops4education.com.


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.


OFHS 2017 POST PROM MEETINGS & LATEST FUNDRAISERS

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Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to the May 21st Post Prom. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center. The dates are February 15, March 15, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17.

Please mark your calendars for any or ALL of these upcoming Post Prom fundraisers!  Thank you for your continuing support!

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  • TOMORROW NIGHT – January 24, 2017– Suds Maquire’s Dine to Donate & Trivia Night FLYER ATTACHED
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – Tony K’s Dine-in or Carry-out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)
  • February 2, 2017 – Pinot’s Palette (Olmsted Falls) FLYER ATTACHED (Text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145)
  • Ongoing until goal is met – T-Shirt Quilt Raffle  FLYER ATTACHED

 

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)


 LAS VEGAS NIGHT FUN INCLUDES RAFFLING CAVS FLOOR SEATS

dsc_0960Olmsted Falls Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is less than a month away.  Once again, two sets of Cavs floor sets will be raffled during the event.  It’s easy to win – just purchase a playing card for $10. You will have a one in 52 chance of winning a pair of floor seats to the April 12th Cavs vs Raptors game. Indians tickets also are part of a giveaway. Who will be the lucky winners of these special prizes?dsc_0961

Test your luck from 7-11:30 p.m. February 11th at the West Side Irish-American Club on Jennings Road in Olmsted Township.  The night includes a big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and others as well as 50/50 raffle, side boards and others. There is a cash bar and refreshments that Angelina’s Pizza will provide.

Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni Office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  The event is for anyone age 21 and older.  For more details, click HERE to see the event’s flyer.

 



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



 Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS DIGITAL DESIGN PROGRAM – THIS WEDNESDAY

Teen 3D Design

Date: 1/25/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Description: Explore hands-on digital creation as you create your own design using 3-D modeling program, Tinkercad! Your item will be printed on Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 3-D printer and will be available for pick-up one week after the program.

A valid email address and basic computer skills are required. Registration is required for the participants who must be ages 11-18.  To register, click HERE.


OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION ENDS JANUARY 31ST

crossed bats softballRegistration for the upcoming softball season now is open through January 31st. You may register by clicking on the link below or visiting occ.recdesk.com.  You also may register in person by visiting the Olmsted Community Center during regular business hours.

Olmsted Girls Fast Pitch is open to all girls, ages 8-18, residing within the Olmsted Falls city school district.  Visit olmstedgirlsfastpitch.org for more information.


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

teen-nightSwings-N-Things will be hosting a Teen Dance Night every Friday night in January from 7 – 10:30 p.m. – including an area for chaperones featuring free wifi!

For additional information, click HERE for the event flyer or contact Swings-N-Things at 235-4420, ext. 125 for more details.


OLMSTED COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATION @ OPEN HOUSE

preschool cartoon kidsOlmsted Community Preschool will have its annual Open House and Registration for the 2017-18 school year from 6:30-8 p.m. February 8th. The preschool offers morning and afternoon classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. For more information, contact Melanie Reynolds, 440-235-3869 or ocprschl@aol.com. The preschool is located at 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls.


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

The 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.


 

 


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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 – January 13, 2017

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MLK JR. HOLIDAY THIS MONDAY – NO SCHOOL 

mlkOlmsted Falls City Schools will be closed this Monday, January 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Enjoy the long holiday weekend!

We look forward to seeing everyone back in the buildings on Tuesday, January 17th.


BOARD HOLDS ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, ELECTS OFFICERS FOR 2017

The Olmsted Falls Board of Education held its annual organization meeting on Wednesday, January 11 in the OFHS Media Center.

2017 Olmsted Falls Board of Education

Back Row (L to R): Board of Education President Mr. Joe Bertrand and Board of Education Vice President Mr. Greg Surtman. Front Row (L to R): Board of Education Members Mrs. Holly Neumann, Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch and Mrs. Linda Parkowski.

Mr. Joe Bertrand was elected to serve as Board President for the calendar year 2017.  Mr. Greg Surtman was elected to serve as Board Vice President for this calendar year.

Both Mr. Bertrand (pictured above at right) and Mr. Surtman (pictured below at right) were formally sworn into their respective positions by OFCS Treasurer Ms. Emily Dales.

Board member Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch will serve as the Board’s legislative liaison for 2017, helping the group to monitor the constantly changing landscape of educational policy coming out of both Columbus and Washington, D.C.

We extend both congratulations and thanks to these individuals for taking on these additional responsibilities in the coming year, and thank all five Board members for their ongoing dedication and commitment to the students and staff of Olmsted Falls City Schools. (Please see additional Board Recognition Month article below.)


BOARD HONORS FALL SCHOLAR ATHLETES, SWC ALL-CONFERENCE ATHLETES AND SWC CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER TEAM

SS_upper_leftThe Olmsted Falls Board of Education recognized an outstanding group of athletes at the monthly meeting held January 11th.  Fall 2016 SWC 1st Team All-Conference Athletes and Scholar Athletes for multiple sports were honored and presented with certificates of recognition from the Board of Education.  Additionally, the Board welcomed and recognized the OFHS Boys Soccer Team for their SWC Championship winning season.

These student athletes were recognized in front of a packed audience of family, friends and coaches.  A cake and punch reception hosted by the Board immediately followed the honors. Congratulations again to these outstanding OFHS student-athletes!

Congratulations to the following OFHS Scholar Athletes who were honored by the Board of Education for earning the highest GPA on their respective varsity teams (pictured L to R):    Rebecca Meluch (Trainer), Autumn Koza (Cheerleading),  Kacie Burton (Volleyball), Abbey Gaba (Girls Tennis), Alexa Gomez (Girls Soccer), Joe Linder (Boys Soccer), Benjamin Martin (boys Golf), Noah Broski (Football), Maggie Backus (Girls Cross Country), Alex Kho (Boys Cross Country). Honored, but not able to attend (not pictured): Abigail Boenig Dombek (Girls Golf).

 

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Head Coach Tom DeLuca helped honor the following SWC 1st Team All-Conference Athletes from the OFHS Varisty Football team (pictured from L to R):  Spencer Linville, Sam Vas, Davidson Gaggi, Brett Hutkay, Andrew Turski.

 

Congratulations to the following SWC 1st Team All-Conference Athletes from the OFHS Boys Soccer team (pictured from L to R): Ryan Kolonick, Chase Fernkorn and Mickey Kasputis. Honored, but not able to attend (not pictured): Austin Mitchell. Ryan Kolonick was also recognized for earning the prestigious SWC Varsity Boys Soccer Player of the Year!

 

Congratulations to the following SWC 1st Team All-Conference Athletes from the OFHS Girls Soccer, Volleyball and Cheerleading teams (pictured from L to R):   Alexa Gomez (Soccer), Sarah Parfejewiec (Cheerleading), Brianna Burke (Cheerleading) and Kacie Burton (Volleyball).  Kacie Burton was also recognized for earning the prestigious SWC Most Valuable Player for in Varsity Girls Volleyball!

 

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Congratulations to the SWC Champion Boys Varsity Soccer team!  Front row, pictured from L to RRyan Hurt (Fullback), Joe Linder (Fullback), Brandon Chapman (Midfield), Noah Le (Fullback), Alex Klek (Midfield), Alex Gibson (Midfield), Mickey Kasputis (Midfield), Ryan Kolonick (Fullback), Coach Lackey, Coach Walchanowicz and Coach ZillichBack row, pictured from L to RShelby Edwards (Goalkeeper), Daniel Linder (Midfield), Charlie Watters (Fullback), Cameron Robinson (Midfield), Mark Ortiz (Forward), Rylan Wikle (Midfield), Kevin Lemin (Forward), Joe Bement (Fullback), Danny Cleary (Midfield), Chase Fernkorn (Midfield) and Coach Starek. Honored, but not able to attend (not pictured): Austin Mitchell (Goalkeeper) and Coach McClaren.

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL OF THESE OUTSTANDING BULLDOG STUDENT ATHLETES!


OFMS GRADE 8 STUDENTS SEND CARDS, DECORATIONS TO AREA SENIORS

grade 8 cards to seniorsCP_leftDuring the month of December, Olmsted Falls Middle School students demonstrated acts of kindness and compassion by creating decorations and greeting cards for senior citizen residents of Olmsted Falls and neighboring communities.

As part of an ongoing service project entitled “Paying it Forward,” a group of eighth-grade students met during their lunch periods and decided it would be a nice gesture to honor senior citizens in the local community and a few neighboring ones. Next, all students in eighth grade diligently went to work coloring and laminating decorations and creating greeting cards, which were delivered to Symphony – a memory care community in Olmsted Falls,  Riverview Pointe Care Center in Olmsted Falls, Ideal Home Health Care in Westlake, and O’Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville.

A huge shout out goes to these OFMS students for a job well done on their service project of paying it forward to older members of our community and neighboring ones and by demonstrating their compassion and kindness for others.


THANK YOU BOARD MEMBERS!  OFCS EXTENDS FORMAL THANKS TO BOARD DURING SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH

Olmsted Falls Board of Education members were thanked publicly by Olmsted Falls City School District during Ohio Board Recognition Month. Board members pictured (L to R): Mrs. Holly Neumann, Mr. Joe Bertrand, Mr. Greg Surtman, Mrs. Linda Parkowski and Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch.

CP_leftJanuary is School Board Recognition Month in Ohio.  Please join Olmsted Falls City School District in extending sincere thanks to our Board of Education members:  Mr. Joe Bertrand, Mrs. Holly Neumann, Mrs. Linda Parkowski, Mr. Greg Surtman and Mrs. Cynthia Tomasch.  These five individuals dedicate countless hours as stewards of high quality public education in our local community.

Olmsted Falls school board members were recognized and publicly thanked during the monthly Board of Education meeting for January, held immediately following the Board annual organization meeting on January 11. Board members each received special notes of thanks from students as well as a framed photo collage commemorating many positive highlights of the past year.

Did You Know?  Our school board members donate back a significant portion of their meeting stipends to the Local Scholarship Fund to benefit OFHS graduates each year.  We are truly fortunate to have the collaboration of these five outstanding individuals dedicating their time, effort and year-round commitment to maintaining educational excellence for our students.

Next time you see one of them out in the community, please join us in thanking them!  To learn more about the Olmsted Falls Board of Education, visit www.ofcs.net/board.


OFHS 2017-18 SOCCER PARENT/PLAYER MEETING IS JANUARY 19TH

ofhs-soccer-crestThe boys soccer team will have its Player and Parent Meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 19th in the OFHS Media Center. All players who plan to play soccer for OFHS in the fall of 2017 should attend with a parent.

Information on the program is available online with other important OFHS soccer dates for the 2017-2018 school year.

The website is  http://ofhssoccer. wordpress.com


MILITARY VETERANS WILL BE HONORED @ JAN. 20TH VARSITY BASKETBALL GAME

bulldog-logowaving-flag2The OFHS and Avon High School athletic departments will sponsor a Military Appreciation Night January 20th during the boys varsity basketball game at the OFHS gym.

All current and former United States military personnel will be admitted free to the game and be recognized with an announcement prior to the start of the boys varsity game. All fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

This is in conjunction with the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s statewide military theme night initiative.


HELP CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACCEPTANCE – JANUARY 20TH

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Wear the 3elove gear to show your support for International Day of Acceptance, which is January 20th.

Click HERE to see ways you can help support the movement!

Thank you!

Please visit the calendar on the new Helping Hands website by clicking HERE.


REGISTRATION FOR OFMS PTA DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT DUE BY JANUARY 19TH

DodgeballThe OFMS PTA Dodgeball Tournament will run from 2-5 p.m. January 21st in the OFMS gym.  Referees will monitor each game. It is a double elimination tournament with prizes awarded to the first- and second-place teams.

Registration and the $30 fee per team are due by January 19th.  Each team will consist of six players. Uniforms are not necessary, but matching team colors are recommended.  Swings N’ Things Season Passes for the winning team! Free admission for Spectators. Concessions, such as hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, chips, Gatorade, pop, bottled water and candy, will be available to buy. To see a flier, which contains rules and team registration, click HERE.


LATEST ISSUE OF OFMA MUSICAL NOTES JUST RELEASED

Olmsted_Falls_MusicmusicStay up-to-date on the latest news from the Olmsted Falls Music Association by reading the latest edition of Musical Notes, the official monthly newsletter of OFMA.  To view the January 2017 issue now, please click HERE.

The next OFMA meeting is scheduled for February 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the OFHS Choir Room.

Hope to see you there!


 

OFHS 2017 POST PROM PRESENTS SEVERAL FUNDRAISERS, MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY

Post Prom 2017 graphicPlease join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 18th in the OFHS Media Center.  Note the time change due to our Bob Evans’ fundraiser that same night.

Mark your calendars for the remaining meetings leading up to the May 21st Post Prom. They will all take place at 7 p.m. in the OFHS Media Center. The dates are February 15, March 15, April 12, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17.

These are future fundraisers – print the fliers & mark your calendars. 

Jan, Feb, March 2017 Ohio Pick 3 Raffle (Evening drawing, Mon-Fri) FLYER ATTACHED

contact Anita Greller @ 216-894-0111 or osugreller@ cox.net

January 18, 2017 Bob Evans (North Olmsted) Dine-in or Carry out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)
January 24, 2017 Suds Maquire’s Dine to Donate & Trivia Night FLYER ATTACHED
February 1, 2017 Tony K’s Dine-in or Carry-out FLYER ATTACHED (Need to turn in flyer when you dine)
February 2, 2017 Pinot’s Palette (Olmsted Falls) FLYER ATTACHED
Ongoing until goal is met T-Shirt Quilt Raffle, text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145 FLYER ATTACHED

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)


OFHS COUNSELORS OFFER 2 IMPORTANT INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS ON JAN. 25TH – ONE TO FEATURE AKRON UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

College Credit Plus Information Night – Wed., Jan 25th @ 6 p.m.   The College Credit Plus is a program that allows students in grades 7-12 to take college classes and earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. Students must apply and be accepted to the college in which they intend to participate. We will be reviewing the program details, application and class registration process. Representatives from OFHS, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga County Community College, Lorain County Community College and Polaris Career Center will be available to answer parent and student questions.

Junior Parent College Night – Wed., Jan 25th @ 7 p.m. – Junior parents and students are invited to this information session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 25th in the OFHS auditorium. Mrs. Caldrone, college and career counselor, will discuss college exploration, admissions testing and how to best prepare your student for the college application process. We will have two special guest speakers as well. Katy Marshall, transfer specialist from Cuyahoga Community College, will discuss how to successfully transfer from a community college to a four-year college. Matthew Wilson, University of Akron president, will lead a discussion about the college admission process and expectations of college freshman.

Please check out the Counselors’ Corner website by clicking HERE for upcoming dates and important information:


OLMSTED FALLS HIGH SCHOOL PTA TALENT SHOW IS JANUARY 28TH

talent-showThe Olmsted Falls High School PTA’s 30th annual talent show is at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 28th in the Olmsted Falls High School auditorium. This scholarship fundraiser will feature about 25 local students in grades K-12 performing a myriad of talents including: singing, dancing and playing various instruments.  And, for the second year, we will have a special musical performance by several of our Olmsted Falls teachers!  Enjoy an evening watching and supporting our talented students!  Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children under age 3.  Tickets are available at the door and in the OFHS auditorium on Tuesday, January 24th from 6-9 pm.  Questions?  Contact Sharon Knaggs, msknaggs92@sbcglobal.net or 440-463-8106).


SUPPORT BOWLING BENEFIT FOR HELPING HANDS/SPECIAL OLYMPICS

bowling pinsPeople of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in the February 25th Bowling Benefit in support of Helping Hands and Special Olympics.  Please note the time and location are different from  what is listed on the PTA calendar.

It is from 2-4 p.m. February 25th at the Freeway Lanes in Parma.  The cost is $12 for bowlers and $6 for non-bowlers.  Lanes will be filled as forms and payment come in.  The entry fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and ball rental, pizza and pop. There also will be raffle baskets, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Sign up is due by February 17th  To see a flier and registration form, click HERE.     If you have question, email helpinghands@ofcs.net.


LAS VEGAS NIGHT ROLLS INTO TOWN FEBRUARY 11TH

lvn-guestslvn-2017This year the annual OFHS Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is early – 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. February 11th – at the West Side Irish American Club. Why not test your luck while helping raise money for scholarships.

dan-and-timAll profits go toward scholarships for the OFHS Class of 2017. The  night includes games, such as big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and a 50/50 raffle, side boards and more, with a cash bar and refreshments by Angelina’s Pizza.  Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  All 21 and older are welcome!  To see the flier, click HERE.


IT’S SUPER BOWL HOAGIE TIME!

OFHS Super Bowl hoagie saleOFHS music students will perform at DisneyWorld in February.

To help defray their cost, the OFMA will again have the annual Super Bowl Hoagie Sale that will occur February 4th at Shaker’s MarketPlace.  Students will earn funds for each hoagie – about 50 percent – they sell.  OFMS students also may participate to start earning funds in their own personal travel account.

Students will collect money from those who order from them. Click HERE for the order form. Click HERE for the envelope form. Envelopes only will be printed for HS students.  If more are needed, contact Janet Kollar, janetrk@sbcglobal.net.

All orders are due to their OFHS music teacher by Friday, January 27th.  Volunteers also are needed to assemble hoagies February 4th as well as students to place lettuce and tomatoes in sandwich bags February 3rd.  If you can volunteer, please click HERE to sign up.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



 Olmsted Falls library main doors April 2013 IMAG1710OLMSTED FALLS LIBRARY OFFERS DIGITAL DESIGN PROGRAM

Teen 3D Design

Date: 1/25/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Description: Explore hands-on digital creation as you create your own design using 3-D modeling program, Tinkercad! Your item will be printed on Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 3-D printer and will be available for pick-up one week after the program.

A valid email address and basic computer skills are required. Registration is required for the participants who must be ages 11-18.  To register, click HERE.


OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

crossed bats softballRegistration for the upcoming softball season now is open through January 31st. You may register by clicking on the link below or visiting occ.recdesk.com.  You also may register in person by visiting the Olmsted Community Center during regular business hours.

Olmsted Girls Fast Pitch is open to all girls, ages 8-18, residing within the Olmsted Falls city school district.  Visit olmstedgirlsfastpitch.org for more information.


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

teen-nightSwings-N-Things will be hosting a Teen Dance Night every Friday night in January from 7 – 10:30 p.m. – including an area for chaperones featuring free wifi!

For additional information, click HERE for the event flyer or contact Swings-N-Things at 235-4420, ext. 125 for more details.


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

The 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.


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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 – January 6, 2017

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FALLS-LENOX FOX 8 COOL SCHOOL SEGMENT AIRED THIS WEEK

fox8dsc_0668CP_leftThe camera crew from Fox 8 visited Falls-Lenox 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 Falls-Lenox Cool School feature story, please click HERE.  To view a photo gallery from the Fox 8 Cool School experience, please click HERE.

fl-students-at-fox-8In addition to the feature segment which aired, Falls-Lenox students Kenzie and Riley (pictured at right with the Fox 8 Morning Show on-SS_upper_leftair team) joined Kristi Capel, Wayne Dawson and Scott Sabol 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 Kenzie and Riley represented Falls-Lenox with pride and spunk!  The Morning Show cast loved them!

Kudos to all of the students and staff who helped show the camera crew why Falls-Lenox indeed in 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!


OFCS ‘CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES WEEK’ BEGINS MONDAY

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SS_upper_leftThe Celebrating Differences Week runs from Monday through January 17th. Each day a color is chosen and worn to show support for the following disabilities/disorders/differences:

Monday – Purple (Rett Syndrome, ADHD, & Anti-gay bullying)

Tuesday – Blue (Downs Syndrome, Autism, & Anti-Bullying)

Wednesday – Red/Maroon (Rare or Misdiagnosed Diseases)

Thursday -Teal/Green- Anxiety disorder, Mental Health disorder)

Friday – Bulldog wear/3elove wear to support all of our bulldogs with differences.

Each building will have a daily message about the differences supported each day.

If you would like to see additional events/activities throughout the district for Celebrating Differences Week, please visit the calendar on the new Helping Hands website by clicking HERE.


SEVERAL OFHS STUDENTS EARN HONORS AT ART/WRITING COMPETITION

scholastic_awards_logo_rgb_DSSS_upper_leftTwo OFHS students earned key awards and five received honorable mentions at the annual Scholastics Art and Writing Competition.

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Gold Key Winner Kayla Mandak’s piece (pictured above) will be on display at the Cleveland Institute of Art, along with award-winning works from six other OFHS artists.

Students whose work were honored are Kayla Mandak, gold key (top award); Lauren Gumeny, Silver Key and Dylan Briggs, Kailie Gelatka, Cody Kelley, Evan Martin and Disha Rathod earning honorable mention.

To view the online photo gallery featuring this students’ award winning art, please click HERE.

These works of art will also be on display in a featured exhibit at the Cleveland Institute of Art.  To visit the exhibit in person, which is on display from January 16th to February 3rd, visit the Cleveland Institute of Art and its Reinberger Galleries. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Congratulations to these extremely talented Bulldogs!


MRS. TIMURA’S CLASS MAKES THE LOCAL NEWS WITH FLASHES OF HOPE PROJECT

flashes-of-hope-logoCP_leftMrs. Wren Timura’s second-grade class participated in Flashes of Hope, whose goal is to photograph every child with cancer until every child is cured.  Timura’s class wanted these children to feel special, even though they did not know them.  They recorded their thoughts with pictures and sent them to them.

To view a video and write-up about these local students that were recently featured on Ch. 19 News, please click HERE.


LAS VEGAS NIGHT ROLLS INTO TOWN FEBRUARY 11TH

lvn-guestslvn-2017This year the annual OFHS Alumni Association’s Las Vegas Night is early – 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. February 11th – at the West Side Irish American Club. Why not test your luck while helping raise money for scholarships.

dan-and-timAll profits go towards scholarships for the OFHS Class of 2017. The  night includes games, such as big wheel, dice, black Jack, let it ride, poker, Texas hold ‘em and a 50/50 raffle, side boards and more with a cash bar and refreshments by Angelina’s Pizza.  Tickets are $6 at the door. Call the Alumni office, 440-427-6030 for more details.  All 21 and older are welcome!  To see the flier, click HERE.


 POST PROM OFFERS TWO UPCOMING DINING FUNDRAISERS

Post Prom 2017 graphicPlease participate in these awesome fundraisers if you can and share these opportunities with your family and friends:

t-shirt-quilt-raffleT-shirt Quilt Raffle

Take chances to win a quilt made from your child’s school/athletic/vacation T-shirts. It would make a great birthday or graduation gift. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The winner has a choice of a quilt chosen from various sizes that would include from nine to 12 shirts. To buy tickets, text Michelle Cutts, 216-956-7145. To see a flier, click HERE.

Pick 3 Raffle Drawing

  • daily-pick-3Ohio Pick 3:  Evening drawings, held Monday-Friday, will take place in January, February, and March 2017
  • Exact Pick 3 number will win you $50.00. To see a flyer, click HERE.
  • $10 per month/ticket -or- all three months for $25
  • For information contact Anita Greller at 216-894-0111

olmsted-falls-bob-evansBob Evans Community Fundraiser

  • Dine at the North Olmsted’s Bob Evans Community Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. January 18th.
  • It will donate 15 percent when you present the flier, which is available by clicking HERE.

suds-dine-and-triviaSuds Maguire’s Bar & Grill Dine & Trivia Night

  • Dine from 11 a.m. to midnight January 24th at Suds Maguire’s Bar & Grill on Bagley Road. 
  • Just mention Post Prom when ordering or placing a take out.  There also is a trivia contest.  For the flier, click HERE.

To keep up-to-date on important information:

Like our Facebook page: OFHS 2017 Post Prom Committee
Follow our Twitter page: @OFpostprom2017
Questions can be directed to: bulldogspostprom2017@gmail.com


IT’S SUPER BOWL HOAGIE TIME!

OFHS Super Bowl hoagie saleOFHS music students will perform at DisneyWorld in February.

To help defray their cost, the OFMA will again have the annual Super Bowl Hoagie Sale that will occur February 4th at Shaker’s MarketPlace.  Students will earn funds for each hoagie – about 50 percent – they sell.  OFMS students also may participate to start earning funds in their own personal travel account.

Students will collect money from those who order from them. Click HERE for the order form. Click HERE for the envelope form. Envelopes only will be printed for HS students.  If more are needed, contact Janet Kollar, janetrk@sbcglobal.net.

All orders are due to their OFHS music teacher by Friday, January 27th.  Volunteers also are needed to assemble hoagies February 4th as well as students to place lettuce and tomatoes in sandwich bags February 3rd.  If you can volunteer, please click HERE to sign up.



COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS



OLMSTED GIRLS FAST PITCH 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

crossed bats softballRegistration for the upcoming softball season now is open through January 31st. You may register by clicking on the link below or visiting occ.recdesk.com.  You also may register in person by visiting the Olmsted Community Center during regular business hours.

Olmsted Girls Fast Pitch is open to all girls, ages 8-18, residing within the Olmsted Falls city school district.  Visit olmstedgirlsfastpitch.org for more information.


SWINGS-N-THINGS HOSTS TEEN DANCE NIGHTS IN JANUARY

teen-nightSwings-N-Things will be hosting a Teen Dance Night every Friday night in January from 7 – 10:30 p.m. – including an area for chaperones featuring free wifi!

For additional information, click HERE for the event flyer or contact Swings-N-Things at 235-4420, ext. 125 for more details.


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

The 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.


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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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