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February, 2016

Bay High presents . . .

The Wizard of Oz!

Cast members pictured at above are (l-r): front row -Stephanie Jordan (Dorothy), Kerry O'Brien (Glinda), James McDermott (guard); back row - Brad Beverly (Oz), CJ Hyland (Scarecrow), Matthew Szekely (Lion) and Phil Lally (Tin Man).

The entire cast, crew and pit orchestra list can be viewed HERE.

Bay High students present the wonderful "Wizard of Oz" musical Thursday through Saturday, March 17-19, at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at Bay High Auditorium.

Audiences will join Dorothy (Stephanie Jordon) after she finds herself in the Land of Oz following a Kansas twister. She and her new friends, the Scarecrow (CJ Hyland), the Tin Man (Phil Lally) and the Cowardly Lion (Matthew Szekely), enlist the help of Glinda the Good Witch (Kerry O'Brien) to get Dorothy back home. They appeal to the Wizard himself (Brad Beverly), who demands the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West (Salem Stacey) in exchange for his help.

From the dainty presentation of the Lullaby League, to the brusque welcome of the Lollipop Guild, to the scary Monkeys controlled by the Wicked Witch, the talented cast performs the roles and songs that everyone knows from this much-loved musical. It is sure to captivate every age group.

Reserved seat tickets are $12 each, and General Admission seats are $6 each. Tickets will be sold March 7-10 and March 14-18, from 11a.m.-1 p.m., in the Bay High School cafeteria. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office beginning one hour before curtain time at each performance. Contact Kristen Srsen Kenney at 440-617-7447 with questions.

Alana Bernys named Presidential Scholar candidate

Bay High senior Alana Bernys has been named a Presidential Scholar candidate in the first round of the highly selective national academic honor.

Alana earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam, and she has been named a National Merit Semi-finalist. She is a member of Bay High's National Honor Society and has been a Bay High Rockette and a team leader for the school's Team Africa. She has been a serious student of ballet for many years. While Alana hasn't yet decided on a future college or career, she is interested in doing medical research. "I will probably major in biochemistry or microbiology," she said.

The United States Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by Executive Order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The selection of approximately 4,000 original program candidates generally is made based on SAT and ACT scores. Approximately 800 candidates are named semifinalists and forwarded to a Commission on Presidential Scholars for further review. The commission will select up to 161 Presidential Scholars finalists.

Lisa Priemer joins Bay Village Board of Education

Lisa Priemer has been appointed to serve on the Bay Village Board of Education. She replaces former board member Michael Caputo, who resigned due to his increasing career responsibilities. She will complete the last two years of Caputo's term.

Lisa served on the board's Citizens Advisory Committee for three years, the board's ad hoc Math Textbook Committee in 2005, and has volunteered in the district since 2002. She taught elementary school in three other states prior to moving to Bay Village. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Boston College and a Masters in Special Education from Columbia University. Lisa and her husband, William, have four children attending the Bay Village Schools.

You can read more about all of our Bay Village Board of Education members on our website HERE.

Lisa Priemer takes the Oath of Office to serve on the Bay Village Board of Education.

Bay High Scholastic Arts Awards!

Bay High art students garnered 5 first-place Gold Key awards, 8 second-place Silver Key awards, and 13 Honorable Mention awards from a field of nearly 3,000 entries in this year's Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Arts competition. Gold Key winners will be judged at the national-level competition in New York City this spring. Find a summary list of our winners here. View all the art in our video link at left.

GOLD winners at left (l-r) Ana Crites, Mia Russell and Kaylie Harden will have their art judged in NYC.

Emma Legeay (right) won a Regional Honorable Mention for her writing.

Top team scores and more at Power of the Pen!

Our 7th-grade Power of the Pen team won First Place, and our 8th-grade Power of the Pen team took Second Place at the District Tournament held at Columbia Station Middle School. Add in the four individual awards, and WOW! Read on...

Collin MacMillan wins third-place medal at state

Congratulations to Collin MacMillan, who placed third in the state for the Division II 100 butterfly event!

Bay High had nine swimmers qualify to compete at the state level. Boys qualifying were Matthew Thomas, Jacob Melaragno, Mark Fischer, Colin MacMillan and Kyle MacMillan. Girls qualifying were Kate Dannemiller, Kate Bartley, Rose Mlakar and Gabby Mastromatteo. Alternates were Noah Beck, Jackie Melaragno and Logan Thompson. Congratulations to all on a great season!

Jaccob Sooy signs for college soccer

Congratulations to Bay High's Jaccob Sooy, signing to play soccer with Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI. He will study Civil Engineering. Good luck, Jaccob!

Surrounding Jaccob (seated, center) in photo at left (l-r) is Mom Emalee, sister Brynna, Coach Bobby Dougherty, brother Nolan and Dad Karl.

More Bay Schools Athletics!

Bay High Boys Basketball

Great Lakes Conference Champs!

This is officially the highest scoring team in Bay Basketball history, breaking a 1988-89 record of 1,823 this season (currently at 1,876). They play in the District Semi Final game vs. Buckeye on Thursday, 7 p.m. at North Ridgeville!

Bay High Wrestling

Great Lakes Conference Champs!

Wrestling wins the first GLC title -

and their first conference title since 1974!


John Koz sets school record

John Koz made the 1,000-point mark in his BHS career, and then went on to set the school all-time scoring record at 1,118 (so far).

Bay Middle School Wrestling

Great Lakes Conference Champs!

Middle school wrestlers win

inaugural conference title!

Sarah Brumagin represents Bay High at local Shakespeare competition

Bay High was represented by junior Sarah Brumagin at the recent Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the Cleveland Branch of The English-Speaking Union of the United States.

Bay High students have enjoyed the elective course, "Shakespeare for Everybody," now in its third year and taught by English teacher Phil Slanina. Great Lakes Theater Shakespearean actor and Bay Village resident, Tim Keo, helped students prepare for this year's competition.

Sarah competed against 27 other (mostly private) high schools. Six Bay High students competed to represent their school. Junior Carolyn Carter was runner up.

Up With People at Bay Middle School!

Bay Middle School students recently enjoyed workshops exploring how to be Global Citizens. Up With People representatives inspired students to promote teamwork, celebrate diversity, promote cooperation and to inspire achievement. Their values support our school districts Core Values of: 1. Respect for oneself, school & community; 2. Act safely, kindly, and fairly; and 3. Accept oneself, challenges, and all others. The visit was also planned to honor a recently deceased teacher, AnnMarie Young, who toured with Up With People as a young adult and worked to inspire all her students to be Global Citizens and appreciate diversity and different cultures. The group was funded by the Bay Village Education Foundation through a grant written by Bay Middle School teachers Carol Brajdic, Colin Lackey, Nancy McLaughlin, and Julia Papcke-Russell.

Bay Middle School students practice team building and leadership skills with

Up With People representatives.

Katelyn Laskowski, Carlie Buettner, & Mr. E say Yes to Smoothies!

Healthful smoothies added to Bay High lunches

Thanks to a grant from the Bay Village Education Foundation, Bay High students are enjoying lunchtime smoothies made from the freshest, healthiest fruits and vegetables. Students tried some free samples on Wednesday, February 24 and gave them a big "thumbs up!" The 12-ounce smoothies will now be sold at lunchtime for $4 each. [Read more ...]

Showing real love for Valentine's Day

Students at Normandy showed their love and support on Valentine's Day for a fellow classmate who has had a rough time with an illness.

The wall of love was covered with over 2,000 hearts, and you could feel the love when you walked into the school. $1,866.25 was raised to help the student's family. Parent Michelle Kerber organized the wall.

School calendar for 2016-17 approved

The academic calendar for the 2016-17 school year has been approved by the Bay Village Board of Education. The first day of school for students in the fall of 2016 is August 29. Calendar for 2016-17...

More important information for upcoming events . . .

Kindergarten Information meeting this Thursday

Bay Village Our Kindergarten Information Meeting this Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m., at Normandy Elementary School! Find more information at:

Pancakes, Princesses and Easter Bunny featured at Bay Village Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast March 20!

Join Bay Village Kiwanis and Bay High Key Club for a Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny AND The Fairytale Princess Foundation - Sunday, March 20, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bay Middle School. Presale tickets are $6 (contact patrick.mosier@, $7 at the door, children under 6 FREE! Crafts for children. Bring your camera! FLYER

State of the Schools meeting Thursday, April 7

There will be a "State of the Schools" meeting on Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m. at the K. T. Allen Education Center (board office). Topics will include an overview of the facilities upgrades completed with the 2012 bond issue funds, the district's current financial position, and student achievement results. All residents of Bay Village are welcome and encouraged to attend.

6th - 8th Grade
Boating Education Program
$20 - Register by April 22
Flyer and Registration HERE 

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February, 2016




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