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It's cold, but our swimmers/divers are in the pool!

January, 2015

Divers on the winners' podium

Congratulations Bay High divers placing at West Shore Conference Diving Championship (l-r): Zachary Ashbrook (2nd place), Jessica Mosier (2nd place), and Mara Kinsey (3rd place). Awesome!

Trevor Lake High School Sports Insider Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Trevor Lake, featured Athlete of the Week on High School Sports Insider. Watch our great BHS swimmer, state champ and consistent record-breaker, in this video feature at this link. (Trevor's feature begins at approximately the 12-minute mark into the half-hour news program.)

Bay High A Cappella Choir selected to perform for Ohio music educators

A Cappella Choir has been accepted to perform at this year's Ohio Music Educator's Association's State Conference. The group was also selected to sing in 2010, and Choraleers were selected in 2007. Over 130 ensembles submitted from across the state representing outstanding groups from all areas and levels.  Groups were selected through "blind" audition. They will perform a diverse program that demonstrates what is possible at the high school level and the high level of literature that can be performed. This year, the conference is in the Cleveland Convention Center the morning of Friday, February 6. A Cappella is an auditioned choir made up of 98 mixed voices; they repeatedly receive superior ratings at the district and state OMEA adjudicated events.

Bay Village Board of Education elects officers, sets meetings for 2015

The Bay Village Board of Education has elected Dr. Bob Piccirilli as its president, and Amy Huntley as its vice-president, for 2015.

Meeting dates and committee assignments were also established.

Keep informed of all Board of Education news, including minutes and agendas, at:

Bay Village Education Foundation funds video production studio with special anniversary grant

The Bay Village Education Foundation has announced a special anniversary grant of $35,000 to fund a new video production studio for the Bay Village City Schools.

Plans for the studio include multiple, rolling tripod-mounted video cameras, microphones, a green screen, track lighting, audio and video mixers, computer editing stations and interview sets. While the video studio will be located at Bay High School, it will be a resource available to all teachers in the school district who have projects that lend themselves well to video production.

Read details HERE.


Bay High art students excel once again in awards competitions

Bay High art students garnered seven Gold Key, 10 Silver Key, and four Honorable Mention awards in the recent Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Cuyahoga Region. Gold Keys will go on to compete in New York City.

In addition, the Graphics Arts Council Cleveland Benny Awards in design awarded Lydia Milligan first place for her Bay High Fall Play poster! Our students also won five Honorable Mention awards.

Check out the beautiful, award-winning art in this video. (Bay High art teachers are Cherie Bauer, Denise Ross and Tom Schemrich.)

Bay High English teachers Beatrice Bishop (left) and Kristen Srsen have an article published in the January 2015 issue of English Journal, an award-winning journal of ideas for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools published by the National Council of Teachers of English.

Bay High English teachers publish scholarly article about social media

Two of our Bay High English teachers, Beatrice Bishop and Kristen Srsen, have published "Social Media and 'Kids Today': A Counter-Narrative from a US High School" which appears in the January 2015 issue of English Journal.

The teachers take a look at an incident at Bay High in May, 2013, when a student posted a mean-spirited Twitter account insulting other students by name. The reaction to this was another student starting a Twitter account that consisted of complimentary and supportive postings about students. Many other students joined in, posting their own kind remarks.

The teachers argue that their observations of this incident "problemetize traditional stereotypes about adolescents and social media," and that students "were quite able to act in mature, thoughtful ways and that it was the adults who needed to catch up with them."

Both Bishop and Srsen are doctoral students at Kent State University. The article is co-authored with William Kist, a teacher of adolescent literacy at KSU.

Key Club and Builders Club celebrate 100 years of Kiwanis with service

Pictured (l-r): Bay Village Kiwanis president Kelly Baon, Bay High Key Club president Katherine Butler, and Bay Middle School Builders Club advisor Zorana Levi. Participants in the birthday celebration and service event enjoyed birthday cake and pizza.

Bay Village Kiwanians, Bay High Key Club members and Bay Middle School Builders Club members celebrated 100 years of Kiwanis with a combination birthday party and service event.

Four service projects were selected to do a combined 100 hours of service at the event. Projects included making dog pulls from old t-shirts for the Animal Protective League, making hats for those in need, making non-skid socks for those in nursing homes, and making placemats for the Village Project clients.


Making non-skid socks for seniors at nursing homes (l-r): Key Clubbers Dominic Muccio, Joe O'Brien, Socks Project chair Claire Schrantz, Dan Berger, Claire Mercer, Patrick O'Doherty and Builders Clubber Jonathan Koss.

Pictured left-to-right: Back row--John Reid, Matt Missig, Nathan Scobee, Rachel Lenarth; front row--Kaylee Norris, Rose Schultz, and Alliyah Sims. Not pictured, Michael Rising.

Family & Consumer Science students sew LIttle Dresses for Africa (and britches for boys)
These creations by students in Mrs. May's Bay High Family and Consumer Sciences class are being delivered to children in Mali, Africa.

Materials for the clothing were donated by community members.

Students learned to read patterns, proper cutting and marking techniques, basic sewing machine and construction skills, making casings, managing and securing elastic within the casings and a simple hemming technique.

Little Dresses for Africa distributes the clothing through orphanages, churches and schools.

Bay High Athletes named All-Ohio

Congratulations to three Bay High athletes for being All-Ohio honorees for their respective fall sports - pictured, left-to-right: Daniel Linehart, soccer (senior); Amanda Cusimano, cross country (sophomore); and Nicole Pohlkamp, soccer (senior).

Athletes are selected by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association and the OHSAA Cross Country Championship ranking (Cusimano ranked 25th in our division).

Bay High students compete with home designs

Bay High students (l-r) Luke Nye, Peter Sullivan and Austin Vesely placed 10th in the 18th Annual Student Model Home Design Contest held at The Great Big Home & Garden Show 2015. Teacher Ron Rutt (right) noted that this is just the second year that Bay High School has entered a team into the architectural design competition. The theme this year was "The Great & Incredibly Cool Pool House." All the top 10 winning entries will be displayed at the I-X Center show February 6-15 (Booth #1671).

Don't miss these . . .

Rockets 5K Race and 1-Mile Family Fun Run Feb. 21

Register online by Friday, February 20. Mail-in registration deadline is Wednesday, February 18. Pre-registration costs for the SNOBALL Run are $15 for students and $20 for adults. The race kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 21 at Bay High School.

Read more, and register online.

Order healthful citrus from Bay High PTSA

Always a great buy, navel oranges, grapefruit and Gala apples ordered through the Bay High PTSA Citrus Sale are also of the highest quality. Orders are due Monday, March 2 for curbside pick up at Bay High on Saturday, March 7.

Here is your Citrus Order Form.


The BIG UNVEIL for the Normandy/Westerly

One School One Book selection is Monday, February 2!

View the video clues to see if you guess the right book!

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for frequent updates and announcements.



January, 2015



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