Inside Bay Schools January 2018

Our monthly news roundup
January 2018
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Bay High snaps up 50 art & writing awards!
Bay High School students took away 12 Gold Key, 15 Silver Key, and 23 Honorable Mention awards in the 2018 Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Gold Key winners will be forwarded to New York for judging at the national level. Read our full list of winners, and find a link to view all our Gold and Silver winners in a slideshow, HERE.
Bay High Gold Key award winners pictured, left-to-right -- Front row winners for Writing category: Carlen Goebel, Roman Vatolin, Sara Sirignano, Emma Legeay and Elizabeth Holup; Back Row winners for Art category: Megan Sjoquist, Maria DiLallo, Amelia Robinson and Celia Reid.

Bay High musicians at Severance Hall
Students and staff perform at home of Cleveland Orchestra
How do you get to Severance Hall??? Practice, of course! Chamber Orchestra members are pictured above shortly before their Severance Hall performance Sunday, January 28, at the Cleveland Orchestra's Northeast Ohio Band Invitational 2018. Congratulations Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic and Concert Bands! (Band Director Darren Allen also performed with The Cleveland Winds, a professional-caliber wind ensemble based at Cleveland State University.
New school calendars begin school earlier in August
The Bay Village Board of Education has approved the 2018-19 school calendar. The board will next hold a hearing on February 5, 6:30 p.m. at its regular meeting for the proposed 2019-20 calendar. The earlier start for the upcoming school years allows for the first semester to wrap up before the winter holiday break. This lets Bay High students take important end-of-course state tests without the previously lengthy interruption to instruction and review. Passage of those tests can affect eligibility for graduation. Grades 3-12 benefit from more pre-test instruction, as well. Here is our NEWS RELEASE describing the decision process.
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(with side-by-side 2018-20 calendars)


First-Fourth Key Chain Company a long-running, award-winning Bay Village business!

Students at Normandy and Westerly get a first-hand experience in how to succeed in business each year. The program pairs first-graders (in Diane Poretsky's class) with fourth-graders (in Barb Woodburn's class) in an enterprise that includes manufacturing and marketing key chains made of brightly-colored beads. Started with a grant from the Bay Village Education Foundation in 1997 (written by Barb Woodburn and retired teacher Nancy Glinka), the program won the Economics America and Harvard Business School Club of NE Ohio Samuel H. Ellott award for Leadership in Economic Education in 2004. Read more about the program here.

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Above: First-Fourth Key Chain "employees" visit our central office during their sales and marketing kick-off. The unique key chains sell for $1 each.

EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS (click on pictures for more details) . . .
Pre-game Spaghetti Dinner February 2 - benefit BHS Proms!
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Parents Pre-Valentines Night Out February 10 - benefit Freshman Class!ParentsNightOutHeart18 2
SnoBall Run February 17
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Empowering Bay Girls (age 10 and up) Events Feb. 23 (parents) & 24 (mother-daughter)
Youth Mental First Aid - March 21
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bay Village Police Department

Kindgarten Information Night
Thursday, March 1 at Normandy
(for parents of students who will be age 5 on or before August 1, 2018)

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