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May 2016
Alana Bernys adds National Merit Finalist to list of honors

Bay High senior Alana Bernys has been named a National Merit Finalist. She is among less than one percent of U.S. graduating seniors who qualified for the distinction based on scores of the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) college entrance exam taken during their junior year.

Alana has previously been recognized for earning a top score of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam. She was also named a Presidential Scholar candidate earlier this year. She plans to pursue a double major in biochemistry and art history when she enters Darmouth College this fall to prepare for a career as a medical researcher in the field of genetics
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Alana Bernys
National Silver Medal another award for student artist Ana Crites
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Ana Crites

Ana Crites has earned a National Silver Medal in the Scholastics Art & Writing Awards of 2016 for her work entitled "A Tribute," a reaction piece created following the terrorist attacks in Paris. It is a set of 10, 10"x10" paintings, arranged in a horizontal line. Each painting contains a portion of a text message between loved ones while the attacks were going on. Only the top 1% of the works in the National Scholastics competition were recognized at the national level. "A Tribute" was part of a new prize category in the contest called Future New. Ana's award-winning work will be featured at Bay High's art show, May 23-27.

Ana also won a regional Scholastics Art Gold Medal this year for her work "At Rest," which also won a third-place award at the annual Beachwood Arts Council show.

Governor's Award for student artist Mia Russell  
Bay High junior Mia Russell, winner of three Gold Medals in the Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Arts competition, had her painting, "Newton's Apples," selected for the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. 

Mia's painting is one of only three hundred works chosen from 11,500 entries.  The work is currently on display at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower
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Mia Russell
Fifth-grader Anna Mayer finalist in Letters About Literature

Bay Middle School fifth-grader Annabella Mayer was recognized as an Ohio Level 1 Honorable Finalist in the Library of Congress' Letters About Literature 2016 Contest.

Students entering the contest write letters to the author of a book that has made a difference in their lives. Annabella wrote her letter to author Jerry Spinelli about his book, "Stargirl."

Annabella explained that Mr. Spinelli's book helped her realize that she didn't need to fit in with the crowd. "I, like everyone, am not perfect. I don’t always fit in," she wrote.

"All my life, I’ve thought that being different, being imperfect, was somehow inferior. That it was to be tolerated, not embraced. But now, I know something new. Stargirl has taught me what no parent could convince me of. You really should embrace that difference." [Read more ...]

Bay Middle School fifth-grader Anna Mayer (front left) with her parents Jacquelyn and David Mayer, and Anna's brother David. (Photo by Anna's Enrichment Resources Teacher, Anne Hurtuk.
Contracts approved for Bay teachers and support staff

The Bay Village Board of Education approved new, three-year contracts with the district’s teachers and support staff members at its Monday, May 9 regular board meeting.

Both the Bay Teachers Association and the district’s OAPSE employees (including custodians, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, maintenance staff and school secretaries) agreed to salary increases of 2% for the first year of their new contracts, with increases of 1.75% for each of the following two years.
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BHS French students use translation skills to help grant effort 
Bay Village resident Loren Dill wanted to help with a project in the African Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to write a grant for a hydroelectric facility so the community of Makobola could enjoy the luxury of electricity. Language was a barrier, as the leader of the project did not speak English and wrote a report in French for Mr. Dill to use. Bay High's AP French class came to the rescue! 
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Scott Durham signs with Wittenberg to play soccer

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Bay High School Senior, Scott Durham, signs his Letter of Intent to play soccer for Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH. Scott Durham’s support team includes his dad, Scott Sr., his mom, Mary Alyce, Wittenberg Head Soccer Coach Dwight Burgess, Bay High Head Boys Basketball Coach Jared Shetzer, Wittenberg Assistant Coach Bill Raines, and Bay High Head Soccer Coach Bobby Dougherty.

Scott earned five varsity letters in soccer and basketball while at Bay. He led his soccer team to back-to-back Runner-Up status in State Championship games, and he led his basketball team to the State Final Four for the first time in school history. He was one of only two athletes in Bay Athletics history to play in a State Championship in soccer and in a Final Four in basketball.

This year in soccer, Scott earned Second Team All-Great Lakes Conference and Second Team All-Greater Cleveland Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. In basketball, he earned Second Team All GLC honors.

Heinen's makes fruits and veggies fun for youngsters
Representatives from Heinen's of Bay Village are visiting our elementary students this week to promote fun, super nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables. Super characters (like Blu Berry and So Sweet Potato), a game to collect stars and earn points by eating fruits and veggies, and easy-to-remember ways to measure a serving by using size-proportionate student hands make good eating habits very attractive!
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Heinen's is hosting an open house with free tastings, kids activities and more on Sunday, June 5, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for all kids in the community, and Bay Village students can turn in their completed Star Trackers for a special reward!
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"Cool School!"

Normandy staff and students did a spectacular job telling the story of their school when Fox 8 News came to visit.

The school was featured as a Fox 8 News "Cool School."

Watch this great feature!
Bay Schools Destination Imagination Teams excel!

Congratulations to our Bay Village Schools Destination Imagination teams -- four teams (Lane Violation, Aqua Girls, Team Blank and The Crew) are going to Knoxville, TN, May 25-28, to compete with teams from all over the globe! Bacon Bros won a special Renaissance Award. (More info and results in June.) [Read more ...}

Lane Violation members are Jessica Bohannon
and Olivia Risch.
Aqua Girls members are Patty Yuhas, Grace Chilton, Ava Ransom, Olivia Reed, Audrey Ray, Caroline Fowles, and Eliza Aleksandrovic.
Team Blank members are Hayden Atzberger, Simon Miedza, Gus Priemer, Celia Feiszli, Michael Muccio, Josh Dwyer, and Holly Mack.
The Crew members are Maeve Ransom, James Fowles, Annie Davenport, Patrick Lehane, James Fowles, Iain Ray, and Finn Meadows.
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Bacon Bros members are Anthony Rocco, Andrew Rankin, Mac Weingart, Connor Bush, Evan Alexy, Sam Brown, and Brendan Spellman.
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Bay Village Schools musicians to perform at Severance Hall

A dozen students from Bay Village Schools will perform at Cleveland's Severance Hall this Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.  They and their school directors, Mr. Allen and Mr. Awad, are helping with a fundraiser, called  "Cancer Blows," to find a cure for multiple myeloma cancer. Ryan Anthony founded Cancer Blows after getting diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He is a former member of the Canadian Brass and the current principal trumpet player for the Dallas Symphony. Mr. Allen's jazz group will also be playing in the lobby of Severance Hall after the concert is over.

Bay High Art Show!
See winning Regional and National Scholastic Art Awards! Also exhibited is work being
donated to Cleveland Metro Hospital's Cancer Care Clinic to help patients heal.
May 23-31 in East Gym
Mon. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tues. 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wed. 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mon. (5/31) 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
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