Inside Bay Village Schools October 2015
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Bay Middle School athletes SWEEP new
Great Lakes Conference!
What a terrific fall athletic
season as Bay Middle School (BMS) leads the brand new Great Lakes
Both BMS football teams
dominated their conference, with the 8th-grade team winning the GLC
championship and the 7th-grade team winning the co-champion spot.
Both 7th-grade and 8th-grade
BMS volleyball teams also won their GLC championships!
Boys and Girls Cross Country
teams (which include both 7th- and 8th-graders) each won their GLC
championships! The the boys went on to place sixth, and the girls placed
second, at the state meet in Columbus!
"This has been an amazing
season," said Gary Fitchpatrick, Middle School Athletic Director and grade 7
social studies teacher.
"It is something we will all
remember for a very long time. I couldn't be more proud of all our student
athletes and our coaches."
Bay High dominates new Great Lakes
Bay High School Boys Soccer,
Girls Soccer and Boys Cross Country teams all captured the first Great
Lakes Conference championships! Boys Soccer has moved up to compete in
This Friday's football games
will determine whether the Rockets' 8-1 season leads to a three-way
co-championship with Rocky River and Holy Name. Stay tuned, and Go Rockets!! UPDATE: Rockets clinch 1/3 share of the first GLC Championship!
The schools that comprise the
Great Lakes Conference include Bay Village, Elyria Catholic, Holy Name,
Normandy (Parma), Parma, Rocky River and Valley Forge (Parma) High Schools.
At top, left: Bay High Boys soccer won
the first GLC championship in their sport, and went on to win
Top, right: Bay High Boys Cross
Country won the first GLC championship in their sport.
At left: Lady Rockets are the
first high school girls soccer champs of the new Great Lakes Conference.
(Click on photos for larger
Remembering your own BHS classmates'
glory days on the field?
The Bay High School Athletic
Hall of Fame is now accepting nominees (must have graduated at least 10
years ago) for the 2016 Fall Class. Hall of Fame weekend will be August 26
and 27, 2016
In addition to the nominations
received to date, new nominations will be accepted from now until February
Nomination forms and guidelines for nominations can be
Martha Fisher honored as outstanding
Martha Fisher, third-grade
teacher at Westerly Elementary School in Bay Village, was honored by the
Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics as their Northeast District
Outstanding Elementary Teacher.
The award comes as no surprise
to those who know the creative, dedicated teacher whose students learn by
doing. She is known for providing exciting classroom activities like her
Classroom Store, Bus Tours of Cleveland (with student tour guides), Walk the
USA and her famous, full service Classroom Restaurant. She was the driving
force behind turning Westerly Elementary’s courtyard into a wildlife habitat
that was named a National Wild School Site by the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources. One year, her class studied the water cycle and made and sold
painted rain barrels throughout Bay Village.
Fisher has earned National Board
teacher certification and has served as a science and mathematics curriculum
writer and consultant for several publications. She was named Conservation
Educator of the Year by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in 2012. She
leads the Bay Village City School District’s Summer Academy, a two-week
summer academic program that focuses on science, math and language arts open
to all Bay Village Schools students in grades 1-6.
third-grade teacher at Westerly, was named Outstanding Elementary Teacher
for her dedication to her students. (Photo by Char Shryock.)
The award was presented at the
group's annual conference on Oct. 15 in Cincinnati.
Cherie Bauer, Bay High art
instructor, with one of her works exhibited at Ohio University's prestigious
"State of the Arts" exhibition. Bauer's work explored a difficult time in
her life when her husband was dying of ALS disease.
Bauer honored by Ohio University's School of Art + Design
Congratulations to Bay High art
instructor Cherie Bauer on being selected to have her art displayed at Ohio
University's School of Art + Design Gallery.
Bauer is one of just 17
high school instructors from throughout Ohio to have art displayed in this
highly-selective show, with exhibits chosen by the school's art faculty and
“We understand that many
talented students continue to pursue their art careers with us because of
the excellent training and inspiration they receive from their high school
art teachers,” says David LaPalombara, Director of the School of Art +
Design. “This seems like an appropriate recognition of that important
Bauer teaches and mentors many
Bay High students each year who go on to win their own awards, so it's
especially nice to see this teacher recognized for her work!
Fall classroom lesson yields harvest
one year later for kindergartners
It's been an entire year since
Kristin Caputo's former kindergarten students sifted through the slimy pulp
inside their pumpkins to gather seeds. Before the school year ended, they
planted those seeds and sprouted seedlings to take home for planting over
the summer. Now, as first-graders, they can show the teacher their harvest!
[Read more . . .]
At right: Trevor Meyer (left) and Jonah
Bendoraitis show off the pumpkin that grew from a kindergarten class lesson.
(Photo by by Kristin Caputo.) More photos at the link to
Westlake Bay Village Observer
Board passes resolution
opposing Issue 3
The Bay Village Board of
Education joined other Ohio education organizations on Monday, October 19,
when they passed a resolution opposing Issue 3, which would make the growing
and sale of marijuana legal in Ohio. Read the
WestLife News coverage of the board's action. You
can read the resolution
Parent survey shows preference
for traditional school calendar
Superintendent Clint Keener
recently surveyed district parents to determine school calendar preferences.
In part because of the results, Keener plans to recommend a 2016-17 calendar
that begins later in August than in recent years and retains traditional
results are available here.
New strobe light reminds motorists to stop
for school buses
Bay Village Schools
superintendent Clint Keener heard from parents this fall that some
automobile drivers were passing stopped school buses in the morning. The
complaints prompted the district to test a strobe warning light as an
additional, and hard-to-ignore, signal that the bus had stopped.
school facilities renovations
Careful management and planning
have allowed the Bay Village City School District to invest the $16.8
million bond issue approved by voters in 2012 much further than anticipated.
Careful timing for favorable
bidding, direct purchasing through state-term pricing, and the use of
in-house talent for some demolition, preparation and even construction have
converged to let us stretch those dollars to our maximum benefit! See a
timeline of work here.
S.E.E.D. Program accepting preschool applications
Peer models in special needs classes enjoy benefits, learn empathy and
Children age 3 by June
of 2016 and potty-trained can be considered for the typical peer program in
S.E.E.D. (Special Early Education Development) at 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. Children are screened
in the areas of speech/language, motor skills, social skills/behavior and
cognitive/pre-academic skills. A parent questionnaire also contributes to the
Classes are Monday
through Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. or 12:15-2:45 p.m. The cost is currently
$550 for the school year; any increase in next year’s rates will be
announced in the spring.
To begin the
registration process, contact Dianne Williams at 440-617-7322. You can also
learn more by visiting www.bayvillageschoolsohio.org/SEED.
JOIN THE PTA COUNCIL'S
NIGHT AT THE RACES!
Announcing the 2015 Scholarship Auction: A Night at
the Races! Saturday, November 14th at the Copper Cup. Enjoy heavy hors
d'oeuvres, beer, and wine. Bet on races, have fun with sideboards and 50/50
raffles, and bid on silent auction items.
Buy your tickets now!
Trick or Treat the Track
at Bay High Stadium October 30
Bring your trick-or-treaters
ages 3-12 to the Bay High Stadium track Friday, October 30, 4:30 p.m. until
game time! Sponsored by Bay Rockets Athletic Boosters. Treats, snacks,
prizes and so much more! Only 500 can attend, so register now!
Info and Registration Flyer ...
Bay High Marching Band concert Monday,
Enjoy the stirring music of our
Bay High Marching Band in concert Monday, November 2, 7 p.m.
Tickets are $6 for adults,
$4 for seniors 65 and older and students, and free for children 5 and
younger. Advance tickets are available on the
Bay Music Booster
website and a limited number will be available at
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