Inside Bay Village Schools April 2018

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April 2018

First-place national ranking for Bay Middle School 7th-graders in math competition

Bay Middle School’s seventh-grade Continental Math League (CML) team ranked first out of 92 schools from across the nation. The team scored a cumulative 180/180. In addition, seventh-graders Frank Bird, Andy Mold and Jackson Schelzig were recognized as individual national leaders, each scoring a cumulative 36/36, in the CML program. [Read more . . . ]
Above: Bay Middle School seventh-graders (from left) Frank Bird, Andy Mold and Jackson Schelzig, individual national leaders in the Continental Math League competition.
Above: Bay Middle School seventh-grade Continental Math League team. Left-to-right, front row: James Chilton, Miya DeBolt, Norah Schlegel, Caitlyn Hartzell, Ella Tenerowicz, Josie Scholtz, Renee Duffy. Middle row: Jack Oster, PJ Sobczak, Logan Bennefeld, Jackson Schelzig, Nikolas Wassmer, Adam Tenerowicz, Joey Hinshaw, Iain Ray, Sheldon Coffman, math teacher Lauren Hill;. Back row: Ben Linson, Adriana Pirinelli, Anna Mayer, Adam Ward, Luke Nageotte, James Fowles, Ethan Jacobs, Frank Bird, Phoebe Sutherland. (Not pictured are Elise Kelley and Andy Mold.)

Sixteenth year for selective honor . . .
Bay Schools – a Best Music Education Community
Bay Village City Schools are once again named to the prestigious, national Best Communities for Music Education list. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to districts that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education. Bay Village Schools have been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education each year since 2003.
Enjoy these upcoming spring performances by our student musicians!
•    Ballroom Blitz on Saturday, April 28, 6:30-10 p.m. at Bay High (Purchase tickets online. Benefits
     Bay Music Boosters.)
•    “Thank You and Farewell” community reception for retiring Superintendent Clint Keener, Thursday,
     May 17, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Bay Lodge, 492 Bradley Road in Bay Village. (Student music provided.)
•    Bay High Orchestra Concert, Thursday, May 3, 7-8:30 p.m.
•    District Spring Jazz Concert, Monday, May 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
•    Bay High Band Spring Concert, Tuesday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
•    Bay High Spring Choir Concert, Wednesday May 23, 7-9:30 p.m.
•    Bay High Marching Band in Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 28, 8:30 a.m.
Above, our Bay Village Schools music educators. Left-to-right: front row, seated: Elaine Dwyer (Westerly, vocal), Mark Awad (Bay Middle School, instrumental), Heidi Herczeg (Bay Middle School, vocal). Back row: Darren Allen (Bay High instrumental), Carrie Singler (Bay High, instrumental), Jeffrey Schimelpfenig (Westerly, strings), James Kotora (Normandy, general music), Carrie Engelbrecht (Westerly, general music), and Devon Gess (Bay High, vocal).

Keener, students and teachers interview incoming Superintendent Jodie Hausmann

Learn more about Jodie Hausmann in this video interview. She will take the reins of the Bay Village City School District as superintendent on August 1, after Superintendent Clint Keener retires.

Special appearances (time mark shown in brackets) by teachers Allison Volkmann (Westerly) [10:51], Kelly Rademaker (BMS) [13:38], Jeff Linhart (BHS) [18:46] and Krista Ries (Normandy) [21:30]; and students Cameryn Williams (Westerly) [9:118], Daniel McNamara (BMS) [15:03], Finley Bodager (Normandy) [16:08] and Natalie Surdy (BHS) [17:00], asking questions via video. And Daniel had to ask just one more question -- at time mark 22:27 -- that all students will be interested in!

Jane Finley-Cleveland LLS 2018 Student of the Year
JaneFinley Bay High sophomore Jane Finley, through her fundraising efforts, was named the Cleveland Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2018 Student of the Year.
   To kick off her drive, she had the help of her school as 15 of her fellow classmates agreed to shave their heads to raise funds. In addition, Jane convinced Bay High Head Custodian Ron Flowers to shave his beard, something he had not done for 40 years! T-shirts were also sold, and a competitive donation drive was held.
   In all, Jane raised more than $50,000 for Team Cure for Claire during the seven-week competition.
Staff members become champions in district "Step Challenge"

We are promoting healthy habits with our staff this spring. Here are the winners of our 2018 Step Challenge! (All are pictured with Step Challenge Coordinator Kristyn Webber.) Counter-clockwise from top left: Diane Harrod (Normandy) 1st Place, Karen Datko (Bay Middle) 2nd Place, Beth Shiry (Normandy) 3rd Place. Winning for their building or group are left-to-right, top row Julie Meadows (Bay High), Mary Beth Flynn (Bay Middle); center row Patty Keating (Westerly), Megan Basel (Normandy) and Ericka Fanter (Maintenance). At top right, Normandy principal Dan Sebring shows off the certificate for most combined steps at a school! Winners earned gift card prizes funded by our Suburban Health Consortium. Normandy staff won a food truck lunch!


Bay Middle School students prepare for future Model UN

Bay High Model UN members are, for the first time, working with Bay Middle School students this year to introduce them to the principles of debate and the processes to build consensus and coalitions around many of the complex issues in our world. Bay High sophomore Kaia Atzberger led the effort to get younger students involved as much as possible with the club's mission and activities so they are ready to "hit the ground running" when they enter high school!


Don't Miss . . .
Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m.
Bay Middle School Cafeteria
$3 adults/$1 students, children
Presented by Bay Middle School Drama Club
(See Cast List)

PTA Reflections Art Show Thursday,
April 26, 7-8:30 p.m. at Bay Middle School

Enjoy the art by our students addressing this year's PTA Reflections theme of "Within Reach."

Bay Village Schools had seven state-level winners this year -- three First-Place winners, one Award of Merit, one Award of Outstanding Achievement and two Honorable Mention awards! (Read details in our March Inside Bay Village Schools.) View all our wonderful entries in person at the PTA Reflections Art Show!

At right: Bay High senior Tom DeCarlo receives a First-Place award at the
Reflections Celebration, Ohio PTA 112th Annual Convention. Tina Hartman of the National PTA (left) and Susan Hans, Ohio PTA President (far right) presented the awards.

Ballroom Blitz!
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 6:30-10 p.m.
"Swingin' in the Tiki Hut"

Bay High Jazz Ensemble and Bay High/Bay Middle School Jazz Bands will provide "the swing" for your dancing pleasure. Also enjoy entertainment by the Bay High Choraleers, Orchestra and Honors Quintet.

Tropical dress is encouraged! Board shorts, tropical shirts, leis and flip-flops are highly recommended!

Catering is by Michael Simon's Mabel's BBQ!

Master of Ceremonies is Channel 19's Jon Loufman!

Tickets are $40; special price for seniors and students is $30. Purchase online HERE.

Enjoy Bay Baseball Community Day on
Saturday, April 28 at 8:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For future Bay Rocket Baseball players! Drill with Rockets coaches and players. Raffles, prizes and a home game at Bay High!
More info and registration form HERE.

RSVP Coach Boka at
before April 26!

- A bike blender will be on site to show how human power can be used to create a tasty drink.

- The Bay Village Police Department is expected to be on hand to provide free bike licenses.
Bay Village Bicycle Fair
Thursday, May 3, 6-7:30 p.m.
Bay Middle School

All members of the Bay Village community are invited to join us for the Bay Village Bicycle Fair, which will include these fun activities:

- Learn about the Bay Bike To School Challenge, which takes place May 7-25 at Bay Middle School, and May 14-25 at Westerly Elementary School.

- Get a free bicycle safety inspection from the professional bike mechanics from Century Cycles of Rocky River.

- There will be bike helmets donated by PTSA given to the first 20 BMS students in need of a new helmet.


"Thank you and Farewell" – a community reception to honor Superintendent Clint Keener
Thursday, May 17, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Bay Lodge, 492 Bradley Road, Bay Village
Superintendent Clint Keener is retiring after serving 14 years as our Bay Village School superintendent, and 41 years as an educator.

Join us in this celebration that will include refreshments, student music, toasts by notable Bay Village colleagues and friends, and plenty of memories!
Clint Keener

May In Bay, Saturday, May 26
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Bay High
Don't miss the 9th Annual May In Bay 5K and Fun Run, presented by Bay High PTSA, on Saturday, May 26.  Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. 5K begins at 9 a.m.

Bay High's Juried Art Show is May 29-June 4 (check exhibit times on website).

New reference available: You can find a side-by-side listing of the approved school calendars for 2018-19 and 2019-20 HERE.

Download our mobile app today!

Users of our mobile app can customize the school information they get on their phones by filtering calendar events, news and important notifications by school building.

Quick contact information such as office and attendance phone lines, school hours and bell schedules, and other frequently used information can be found under the Quick Links icon. Lunch menus, PowerSchool log in and a searchable staff directory is front and center. Individual school logos take users directly to the mobile version of each school’s website.

The STOP Bully/Threat icon takes users directly to an anonymous reporting form that allows a screen shot or other image to be attached. The form is automatically sent to administrators responsible for a building, or district-wide, report of a potential threat or bullying situation.

The free mobile app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store (search Bay Village City SD). (Those who have the district’s old app from last school year on their phone should remove it before downloading the new app.)


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April, 2018



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