Inside Bay Village Schools December 2018

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December 2018

Overall_A copy Bay Village Schools recognized with Ohio Department of Education Overall A Award

This week, the Ohio Department of Education named each of our four K-12 Bay Village schools an Overall A Award winner.

ODE states that our district’s report card demonstrates high academic performance and "building bright futures for students of every background and ability level." It further states that this impressive achievement shows our education team has embraced the daunting challenge of meeting Ohio's strategic plan for education: Each Child, Our Future.

This plan is to ensure that each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent prekindergarten through grade 12 education. We must prepare students for a future that has yet to be written. Congratulations to our Bay Village Schools teachers, administrators, support staff and students for working every day toward this common mission!


Thank you students and music faculty for bringing us such joy!
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Second-grade concert extravaganza!
Supt. Hausmann performs the iPhone bells with Bay High Orchestra (as Asst. Principal Ereditario mischievously disrupts her performance, causing Referee Jason Martin to remove him from the stage!)
Bay High Show Choir at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, spreading joy and sharing our award-winning music program with others.
The tradition continues -- our famous Singing Tree, part of our
Bay High Choral Holiday Concert, dates back to 1959!

GratitudeCircle Attitude of Gratitude is contagious in Bay Village Schools

Staff and students in the Bay Village Schools are finding that gratitude, which increase optimism, joy and happiness, also goes further than benefiting oneself. Gratitude includes expressing appreciation to others, as well as “paying it forward” to spread the kindness around. [Read more ...]

Bay High Robotics Club gears up for intense competition

Robotics, the technology of designing, constructing and programming robots to do automated tasks, is a growing field. The Bay High School Robotics Club, in its second year, is also growing and aiming to compete with some of the top high school robotics clubs in the area.

“Building robots to solve the challenge of a rigorous competition is just the best learning experience on so many levels,” said Michael Clifford, Bay High science teacher and the club’s advisor. “It is a goal of the school to prepare students for a world of technology, and the FIRST Robotics Competition is as technical as it gets for high school students." [Read more ...]

Westerly students write holiday messages to troops

Westerly students in Mrs. Robinson's and Mrs. McMaugh's fourth-grade classes wrote holiday letters to service men and women serving in Qatar. 
   The students were inspired to write letters because the son of educational aide Debbie Farver was serving there, and her story made it personal.
   Their letters shared information about themselves and Bay Village, and then students sent their best wishes and thanked the troops for their service.
   In addition, the students made custom decorated and laminated book marks for each soldier, often with a patriotic theme. 
   These students will also be holding a fundraiser in January to benefit the training of service dogs for veterans who need them upon returning home.
   Read the article in the WestLife News (subscription required online, or purchase a paper at your local store).

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Westerly fourth-graders share their letters and book marks for soldiers in Qatar with WestLife editor, Susan Love.

Sharing Glad Tidings!

Bay Village Schools were steeped in holiday spirit throughout December.

   Our students took their musical performances to nursing homes and community events.

   Students and staff members held many collections of food, clothing and dollars for those in need.

  We celebrated our fellowship in gatherings both within the schools and outside of school. 

   And of course, holiday crafts and activities filled our classrooms as students reflected on the meaning of the season.

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Superintendent Jodie Hausmann enjoys socializing with Julia Papcke Russell (center) and Lauren Stanislaw as they host an all-staff party at the Bay Arts Fuller House on behalf of the Bay Teachers Association.
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Central Office staff members (from left) Deb Tidwell, Danielle Garcia, Stacy Dunning and Char Prince pack toys for charity, one of many collections throughout our district for those in need.
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Party planners (from left) Laurel Beck, Gina Tianello and Kelly Underation provided a sumptuous spread for all employees at the Bay Teachers Association holiday party.
Gingerbread Westerly students in Mrs. Tijanich's fourth-grade class constructed gingerbread houses. Watch their production process in this slideshow!

Westerly students also shared their favorite holiday traditions (Elves! Trees! Snow!) in this article from the Westlake Bay Village Observer.

Here's wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.
We'll check back in 2019!

Read Morning Journal article: Bay High's Cade Gergye
named to United Soccer Coaches All-American Team!


Plan now to attend . . .
Rox2019 ROX Events on Girl Empowerment Feb.22-23
Join Us for a Weekend of Empowerment sponsored by ROX (Ruling Our Experiences) in partnership with the Bay Village Schools.

A Parent Symposium (free): The Confidence Crisis (Feb. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.).

A Mother-Daughter Communication and Self-Defense Workshop (February 23, 9 a.m. to noon, $30 a pair, $15 each additional girl).
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