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February, 2014

Will winter ever end?

Supt. Clint Keener discusses snow day decisions on Ideastream radio with Mike McIntire. Click on the video at right to watch or listen.

UPDATE: As of now, Bay Schools would have to make up additional snow days: Calamity days remain up in air in legislature: Columbus Dispatch article.

Eleven compete at State Swimming and Diving Championships

Congratulations Trevor Lake
Ohio Swim Champ X2!

Trevor won the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.21, not only winning the championship title, but setting a new state record! He also won the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.93, winning another championship title.

Congratulations to all our Bay High Swim Team members competing at the State meet!
Girls 100 Back: Elizabeth Auckley placed 3rd with a time of 55.77.

Girls 100 Butterfly: Elizabeth Auckley places 4th with a time of 56.38.

Girls (Elizabeth Auckley, Rose Mlakar, Marlee Berlan and Abby Beauchesne) take seventh in both the 200 medley relay (1:49.49) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:38.17).

.View other swimming and diving results for OSHAA Division II HERE.


And view video footage and interviews on The Morning Journal's  Jon Behm's Tout page.

Six Bay High girls and five boys qualified for the State Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 19-21 in Canton, OH:

Girls --
Jessica Mosier

200 Medley Relay: Elizabeth Auckley, Abby Beauchesne, Rose Mlakar, Marlee Berlan

100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke: Elizabeth Auckley

100 Backstroke: Abby Beauschesne

400 Free Relay: Abby Beauchesne, Rose Mlakar, Elizabeth Auckely, Marlee Berlan

Boys --

200 Medley Relay: Brogan MacMillan, Jacob Melaragno, Kyle MacMillan, Trevor Lake

50 Free and 100 Free: Trevor Lake

400 Free Relay: Brogan MacMillan, Kyle MacMillan, Colin Southerington, Trevor Lake

The Swimming and Diving Team are coached by Head Coach Aubin D'Andrea and Assistant Coaches Jacob Ranta, Tom Seabold, and Jim Vick.


Freshman Girls

Basketball team.





Bay High Soap Box Derby Team

want donations for a second car.


The Bay High School Soap Box Derby team will be competing in the Gravity Racing Challenge at the Derby Down in Akron on May 17. They've been competing with one car for two years, but would like to buy another $600 kit for a second car so that more students can be involved in the competition.

The team is led by Luke Kieffer, Technology Education Teacher. If you can help with a donation, please contact Luke by phone (216-236-4232) or by email at (). The team will need to start building in March!

 Students rated EXCELLENT and SUPERIOR in CAD design competition

On January 17 and 18, Mr. Rutt's Architectural CAD class competed in the 18th Annual Student Model Home Design Contest along with 4 other schools from the Cleveland area. Each group of student contestants was required to design a house for a young couple with two children. The house plan could not exceed 2,500 square feet. The design was required to incorporate green construction practices and LEED technologies. Students also had to research a famous architect, past or present, and include design concepts from the architect into their design. 

The students had to produce an architectural set plan with dimensioned floor plans, elevation views, a foundation plan, and a wall section sheet. Each group produced a quarter scale model of their home using mat board. Projects were then judged by a panel of 27 architects and engineers. The following students received an excellent rating: Meghan Farthing, Evan O'Donnell, Jacob Crossan, Jacob Kerber, Clay Hull, Brian Geseske, and Jimmy Fisco. The Rockets had two groups receiving a superior rating: Kelsi Freng, Ana Crites and Haley Hansen and Luke Nye.


Valentines for Soldiers and Veterans

Kindergarten students in Wendy Fortunato's class made more than 80 valentines to share with soldiers and veterans through the organization Soldiers Angels It was part of a lesson in learning about Ohio artist Jim Dine and creating  their own colorful, patterned heart designs.

This little card isn't expensive
It is simply from the heart.
I wanted to say "thank you"
but I didn't know where to start....
So I'm sharing a special project,
that I learned about in Art.
I planned and designed....
then colored and painted.
And now my special "art heart" has come to say.....
Happy Valentine's Day

Student and staff members selected for honors at OMEA conference

Bay High senior Evan Kelly was selected to perform in the Ohio Music Educators Association's (OMEA) All-State Choir. The choir performed at the OMEA State Conference on Saturday, February 8.  

Bay Village vocal music teachers Carrie Engelbrecht and Devon Gess were on a panel for a session entitled "The Ins and Outs of being a Student Teacher, Cooperating Teacher and College Advisor" at the conference. This session at the conference reached out both to instrumental and choral student teachers, cooperating teachers and college advisors. Mrs. Gess also serves as Show Choir Chair on the board for the Ohio Choral Directors. All of the chairs had to choose literature for the reading session. They then presented and conducted the music chosen.


Bay High senior Evan Kelly with Bay High choir director Deven Gess. Evan was selected to perform with the OMEA All-State Choir.

History comes alive for students at Normandy with President's Day program

Normandy Elementary students interacted with some of our former presidents and first ladies in February! Read more in this great coverage at

You can watch Normandy Elementary's President's Day assembly by clicking on the above photo.

Watch how the duct taping progresses in the slideshow.

Stuck for a Buck raises dollars for a good cause

Students on Westerly Elementary's Destination Imagination team sold strips of duct tape for students to tape teachers and their principal to the cafeteria wall.

The dollars were to benefit "Birthdays in a Box," which provides birthday treats to children in homeless centers.

And our staff members showed they are the best sports around!

Bay High senior Gracie Harms recognized at prestigious art show
Congratulations to Bay High student Gracie Harms, who won an Honorable Mention in the Beachwood Arts Council's
19th Annual Juried Regional High School Student Art Show for her ceramic sculpture, "Fragment." The judges remarked that Gracie's piece showed a complicated and ambitious construction.

Kindergarten Information & registration 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.]

Also, the Kindergarten Screening schedule in April can be found 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 . . .]

Get ready to be a Rockette!

All girls who will attend Bay High next year can try out for the Rockettes, Bay High's precision field drill team that performs choreographed routines and contributes to that great Bay High spirit!

Information, Clinics and Tryouts all happen in March!

Read on...

Long-time, former Board of Education member, Carol Pancoast, has passed away

Carol Pancoast served on the Bay Village Board of Education for 28 years before retiring in December, 2009. Her dedication and leadership made a significant contribution to our students, past and present. She passed away Wednesday, February 12.

Read on...

Awards season is upon us --

watch for many more announcements in our March issue

of Inside Bay Village Schools! And follow our social media

accounts for frequent, up-to-date announcements.



February, 2014



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