Inside Bay Village Schools February 2019

Our monthly news roundup ...
February, 2019


27 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards!
Bay High School student writers garnered a total of 27 writing awards (8 Gold, 9 Silver and 10 Honorable Mentions) in the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition held at the Cleveland Institute of Art in January.
Read more at: (Photo from left: front row -- Juliana Reising, Chris Nagel, Cate Kapalczynski, Christina Randazzo, Audrey Ray; middle row -- Maggie Allen, Megan Huntington, Courtney Brewer; back row -- James Lyons, Jacob Dodd, Kendall Thomas, and Elizabeth Holup.)

15 Regional Scholastic Art Awards!
Bay High Schools student artists brought back 15 art awards (1 Gold Key, 5 Silver Keys, and 10 Honorable Mentions) from the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition held at the Cleveland Institute of Art in January. Read more at: (Photo from left, front -- Masha Waiss, Marie Legeay, Lilly Clark, Grace Frey; back - Anna Baron, Kayla Poling, Sean Gulley, Nina Uniatowski, Elisa Renerts and Bea Jones. Not pictured are Elyse Bryant and Kyela Evenhouse.)
Kudos for Amelia Johnson!

Congratulations to Bay High senior Amelia Johnson on winning a spot - second year in a row - in the audition-only Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) All-State Band! Amelia played principal Oboe, or first chair, as one of only four oboe players from the entire state.

The band performed at the OMEA convention in Cleveland this year, as did the Contemporary Youth Orchestra (including our students and sisters Amelia and Annalise Johnson, Lauren Jensen, Charlie Russell and Eric Oxsalida) and our own high school band director's (Darren Allen) big band.

More news: Amelia has been named a National Merit Finalist! Watch for more details on this prestigious honor, coming soon.

Amelia All State Band
Pictured from left: Bay Middle School band director and music teacher Mark Awad, Amelia Johnson and Bay High band director and music teacher Darren Allen.

From left, front - Kati Koss, Elisa Renerts;
back - Lilly Clark, Kayla Poling.
Student artists exhibit work in juried Beachwood Arts Council show

Four Bay High student artists had work selected for the juried Beachwood Arts Council exhibit at the Beachwood Community Center. Sophomores Kati Koss and Kayla Poling, junior Elisa Renerts and senior Lilly Clark had work accepted, and Lilly Clark won second-place out of the collection of 96 artworks from 24 area schools.
   The exhibit continues this weekend (Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
   The students' art teachers are Cherie Bauer, Greg Hildebrandt and Thomas Schemrich.

GenerationsVideo Bay Village Schools are bringing generations together

Bay Village students from Kindergarten through grade 12 enjoy many opportunities to interact with our senior citizens, to the benefit of all!

Have a look at some of those wonderful visits in our Generations Together video.

Char Shryock honored for leadership in science education

Char Shryock, curriculum director for the Bay Village Schools (at left, joined by Supt. Jodie Hausmann), is known to dive deeply into just about any project or initiative in which she’s involved.

She was recognized in January as a leading advocate for science education by the Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO). Read more in the Westlake Bay Village Observer:

Photo: Char Shryock (left) is joined by Superintendent Jodie Hausmann in accepting the SECO Administrator Award for Leadership in Science Education.

SebringAppleAward Dan Sebring awarded Bay PTA Council's Apple Award

Congratulations to Normandy Elementary Principal Dan Sebring on receiving Bay Village PTA Council's highest honor, its Apple Award! Principal Sebring's wife, Vicki, and their three children arrived at the ceremony just in time to add to his well-deserved surprise!

ROX teaches confidence and communication skills to mothers, daughters
About 30 parents attended a Friday evening workshop, followed by a Saturday morning workshop with more than 50 girls and women in attendance, to experience Ruling Our Experience (ROX), covering team building, healthy communication, dealing with girl drama/bullying, healthy relationships, navigating social media, body image, support systems, safety and violence prevention, stress and coping, academic and career development and leadership. Normandy Elementary school counselor, Megan Basel, leads this event. "Helping girls find their inner voice, and seeing mothers and daughter walk away with a better understanding of each other, are some of outcomes that give me such satisfaction in leading this program. In addition to finding that inner voice that says 'I have rights as a person,' females truly must learn how to better communicate with one another." Basel will be bringing more exposure to the ROX program to some of our girls next year thanks to a Bay Village Education Foundation grant.
ROX February 2019

Regular updates from Superintendent and from School Board

The Bay Village Board of Education publishes its first Work Session report, covering its Monday, February 11 meeting. These work sessions will generally be held the first board meeting of each month. No action is taken at these meetings unless absolutely necessary. Their purpose is to hear presentations about various topics to get in-depth background information from administrators, supervisors and others, and to ask questions and have discussion so that all board members, and the public, can be fully informed on issues that may require upcoming decisions.

Bay Village Board of Education members, left-to-right:
Steve Lee, Lisa Priemer, Beth Lally, Amy Huntley, and Gayatry Jacob-Mosier.

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Podcast with super-fundraisers for LLS

Superintendent Jodie Hausmann interviews three Bay High students -- Marykate Price, Olivia Doland and Leila Psota -- about their fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The girls are holding a wide variety of activities, including a a spinning class led by Normandy teacher Lindsey Rinehart at Cyclebar at Crocker Park (in which Supt. Hausmann participated). Other activities, like a teacher "lock-up" involved the entire school. The girls are competing to win the Student of the Year competition with LLS by being top fundraisers.

Listen to this interview and all of Superintendent podcast with students and staff at

Plan now to attend . . .

Bay High Choirs present
Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m.
at Bay High Auditorium
Guest Director: Stacey Gibbs

Enjoy this free concert at Bay High Auditorium on Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m. featuring our Bay High Choirs with guest director Stacey Gibbs. Maestro Gibbs is an internationally-acclaimed composer and arranger, best known for his arrangement of spirituals. He has been working with our students in rehearsing pieces composed and arranged by him. The evening will feature the premier of "Silver Chimes," a work commissioned by and dedicated to Bay High School and the Bay High School Choirs. His visit is made possible by a grant, written by BHS Vocal Director Devon Gess, from the Bay Village Education Foundation.


Bay Men's Club Baseball registration for grades 1-12 begins this Friday, March 1! Volunteer coaches are welcome at every level.

Bay Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, April 7, 8 a.m. to Noon
Bay Middle School
Adults: $6 advance; $7 at door
Children under age 5 are free!
All you can eat!
(Contact Russ Bauknecht for advance tickets.)

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