Inside Bay Village Schools February 2020

Monthly news round up                                                                                      February 2020

One School One Book at Normandy Elementary

One School One Book at Normandy Elementary launched this month, and the chosen book is Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant! You can watch the exciting Big Reveal by Principal Dan Sebring HERE.

The book is now being read simultaneously by students, teachers, parents, bus drivers, custodians, business people and many others throughout our community. The K-2 students are so excited! Read the book and strike up a conversation about it!




Bay Middle School students win top honors in 20-school competition
PowerOfPen20 Congratulations to 7th grader Amanda Reid (pictured bottom right) who won 1st place out of all of the 7th grade writers! The entire BMS 7th grade Power of the Pen competition writing team won FIRST PLACE Pictured at top: All Power of the Pen team members (from left): Back Row -- Chloe Hoban (8), Emma Lindway (8), Angie Ingraham (8), Mrs. Goldberg, Amelia Carroll (7), and Laura Elliott (7). Front Row -- Clara Lang (8), Gwyneth Rees (8), Amanda Reid (7), Olivia McIntire (7), and Ella Deibel (7). *Not Pictured: Lola Toil (7), Gwynn Miller (7), and Faith Beatty (8). Adviser is Mrs. Helen Goldberg, BMS 7th-grade Language Arts teacher.

Superintendent Hausmann interviews Mrs. Mahall and Mrs. Woodburn

Superintendent Jodie Hausmann interviews Westerly Elementary fourth-grade teachers MaryJo Mahall (at left) and Barb Woodburn on their 20 years of co-teaching. Hear how these friends have made job sharing work for themselves and, most especially, for their students. Get to know these quintessential teachers in this interview! 

Play the podcast HERE:

Woodburn Mahall

We all love Vaentine's Day!
Enjoy our video featuring Huff and Puff Barbershop Quartet as they welcomed Normandy Elementary students to school on Valentine's Day with love songs! (Scenes from other schools, too.)

Home of the Rockets closer to goal
Pictured above, from left: Athletics/Activities Director Matt Spellman, Board of Education members Lisa Priemer (president), Paul Vincent, Dave Vegh, Gayatry Jacob-Mosier (vice president), Beth Lally, district Treasurer Nikki Spriggs, Superintendent Jodie Hausmann, and Jon Ransom of Home of the Rockets.

Home of the Rockets team is making significant progress toward their goal of raising $1.6 million for the planned construction of a new building at the stadium that will house two team rooms, a new concession stand, restrooms and more. Home of the Rockets presented a check for their first installment of $350,000 to our Board of Education on Monday. The account with the board now holds $750,000, including a board contribution of $400,000. Home of the Rockets also has more than a quarter of a million dollars in pledges lined up. YOU can learn all about this project and DONATE at various levels, including seeing your name on a recognition brick, paver, plaque and more, at: 

Home of the Rockets is a 501(c)3 organization that raises money and provides other assistance for construction, renovation, or other improvements to facilities in the Bay Village city school district. Donations are tax deductible. All Home of the Rockets donors will receive confirmation of their donation for tax filing purposes.

Superintendent Jodie Houseman interviewed Jon Ransom, a lead fundraiser for Home of the Rockets, for this podcast. Very interesting details about why our students and community will benefit so much from this capital addition to our district!

Bay High earns Ohio's Momentum Award
Congratulations to our students, staff and administration of Bay High School on their Momentum Award from the State Board of Education. The award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student academic growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the report card. The school or district must have at least two Value-Added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities. BHSMomentumAward

Bay High hosts Great Lakes Conference Honors Band and Choir
Bay Village High School hosted the Great Lakes Conference's Honors Band and Choir Event on Monday, February 10. The schools in the GLC include: Bay, Elyria Catholic, Holy Name, Normandy, Parma Senior, Rocky River and Valley Forge.  
Each school selects their top musicians and come together for a one-day event. Dr. Gary Ciepluch, Associate Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University, was invited to directed the band and Dr. Brian Bailey, Director of Choirs at Cleveland State University, directed the choirs.
The entire day included learning and putting together a program that was then performed for the public that evering.
GLC Honors Band practice

Sharing mindfulness techniques with senior citizens

Normandy Elementary and Westerly Elementary students are practicing mindfulness techniques during the school day to help with negative feelings, like anxiety. Here they visit Dwyer Memorial Senior Center (Wed. Feb. 5) to share their practices with senior citizens. Thank you Normandy Elementary counselor Megan Basel and students Patrick Gauntner, Madeline Newman and Caroline Scanlan; and Westerly Elementary counselor Anna Stockfish and students Iris Hunt, Brenden Marriott, Sydney Maybaum and Allie Pistorino.

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at Bay High Auditorium!

Thursday-Saturday, March 26-28, 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 29, 2 p.m.


See Cast and Crew HERE
Rockets Youth Camps
Find upcoming athletic events

Two-Year Calendar reference available: You can find a side-by-side listing of the approved school calendars for 2019-20 and 2020-21 HERE.

Find full district calendar of activities HERE.
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