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January, 2014

Congratulations 7th-Grade Boys Basketball

West Shore Conference Champs!!

Bay Middle defeats Vermilion Sailorway 37-30 on January 22.

Bay Village Schools students win 69 Scholastic Arts Awards!

Bay Village students in grades 7-12 garnered 12 first-place Gold Key awards, 14 second-place Silver Key awards, and 43 Honorable Mention awards in this year's Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Arts competition. View many of the winners on the video at left.

   Gold Key winners go on to judging at the national exhibit in New York City this spring.

   Read on...


Bay Village PTA invites ALL parent to

Take the Bay Village Parent Pledge!

Hundreds of Bay Village parents have already signed The Pledge to do what they can to keep our children safe from the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Join them HERE.

Also, read Superintendent Clint Keener's appeal to parents to participate in this important initiative.

The Pledge was inspired by the visit this past fall by Retired DEA Agent Bob Stutman. Read more about his message to Bay Village Parents.


Additions will be submitted for approval at the

Bay Village Architectural Board of Review on January 29

and the Planning Commission on February 5.

Floor plans and construction site plans are also

available at the above links. Addition construction is

planned for June 2014 - June 2015.

Board of Education elects new officers, establishes meeting dates

The Bay Village Board of Education appointed new officers for 2014 at its Monday, January 13 meeting. Bill Selong was elected President and Dr. Robert Piccirilli was elected Vice President.

Board members Mike Caputo, Amy Huntley and Gayatry Jacob-Mosier were sworn in for new, four-year terms after winning unopposed re-elections this past November.

More information about the Bay Village Board of Education, including a meeting schedule, committees, policies and meeting minutes, can be found at

The Bay Village Board of Education (clockwise, from top left):

Bill Selong, president; Dr. Gayatry Jacob-Mosier; Dr. Robert Piccirilli, vice-president; Michael Caputo and Amy Huntley.

Don Barton, one of Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People for 2014. (Photo by Julie Holland.)

Normandy Elementary's Don Barton is one of Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People!

Don Barton, a physical education instructor at Normandy Elementary School and creator of the popular Bee Bouncers, a program that teaches children to work with basketballs and coordinated movements and to learn routines similar to those that the Harlem Globetrotters perform.

Barton retired from his teaching job, but the 72-year-old returned in 2012 as a part-time teacher.

And you can read the great article honoring Don Barton in Cleveland Magazine HERE.

Treasurer Debbie Putnam announces retirement

Deborah Putnam, treasurer for the Bay Village City School District, has notified the Bay Village Board of Education that she intends to retire at the end of this academic year. Board members reluctantly accepted her notice of resignation at their Monday, January 13 meeting.

"It has been a truly rewarding experience," said Putnam, who is completing 25 years of service with the district. "I've grown professionally, made many friends, and have had the opportunity to become integrally involved with my community."

The district received the Auditor of State award under Putnam's leadership in 2012, and it has received clean audits with unqualified opinions and with no compliance citations every year she has served as treasurer. [Read more . . .]

Treasurer Debbie Putnam

Bay High student artists win School of Rock graphics awards

Congratulations to Bay High senior Elizabeth Woods, winner of Tri-C High School Rock Off's CD Cover art contest! Bay High juniors Jacob Meder and Olivia Milligan get Honorable Mentions for the poster contest.

Kindergarten Information, Registration coming in March

Bay Village parents of children who will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2014 are invited to attend a Bay Village Kindergarten Information Meeting on Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m., at Normandy Elementary School. [Read more about information meeting and March registration schedule HERE.]

S.E.E.D. program accepting applications for preschool

Peer models in special needs classes enjoy benefits, learn empathy and leadership skills.

All children aged 3 by June, 2014 and potty-trained can enroll in S.E.E.D. (Special Early Education) at the Glenview Center for Child Care and Learning. This unique preschool experience is taught by certificated teachers and combines students having special needs with their typically-developing peers.

[Read more . . .]

New phone app puts school calendars, staff directory, news and more at your fingertips

Our new smart phone app will make it easy to check a calendar date, to get an important news alert, or to find the Contact Information of a staff member and then click on an email address, phone number or classroom web page and connect instantly! You also get important "push alerts" to your smart phone!

Get the app on your smart phone:

If  you are viewing this on a desktop, laptop or tablet screen, scan the QR code at left with your phone. If viewing this on a smart phone, just visit HERE.

Don't miss these upcoming events!

Key Club Chili Cook-Off Friday, Jan. 24, 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy a delicious chili meal before the Rockets take on Lakewood. Tickets at the door ($5, children under 3 are free).


Proceeds benefit local children. More information on this flyer.

Bay Hockey at the Q Saturday, February 1

Normandy HS vs. Bay Hockey at Quicken Loans Arena Saturday, February 1st. Normandy HS Hockey vs. Bay HS Hockey - 3:30 PM. Lake Erie Monsters vs. Charlotte Checkers - 7:00 PM. All tickets are just $12! Information HERE

SnoBall Run logo by Bay High junior Patrick Vincent.

Register for SNOBALL RUN by Feb. 19

Saturday, February 22, marks the return of Bay Athletic Boosters' SNOBALL 5K Race/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run. Event proceeds benefit athletic teams at Bay High School and Bay Middle School.

   As was done last year, for every student (athlete or non-athlete) that participates and designates a specific sports team on the registration form under "Sports Team Affiliation," $5 of the registration fee will go directly into that team's rotary account at the high school.

   Get more details, as well as information for signing up online, at this link.

Order from BHS Citrus Sale by February 24

Delicious, high-quality oranges, grapefruit and apples! Pick up on March 1 at BHS. Order form.





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