Inside Bay Schools March 2018

Our monthly news roundup ...
March 2018

Students win top, state-level awards in Ohio PTA Reflections competition
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Bay High senior Tom DeCarlo (above center) won the Ohio PTA Reflections Award of Excellence (First Place) in the Visual Arts-Special Artists Category. He created his work, "Fall Colors," using a special helmet created by independent study students of technology and engineering instructor Luke Kieffer. Standing are Intervention Specialist Rick Manderine, seniors Truman Ospelt and Noah Mensen, educational aide Julie Harms and coordinator of the helmet project, senior Will Kenny.
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First-grader Oona Louis won the Ohio PTA Reflections Award of Excellence (First Place) in the Visual Arts category for "The Pets Catch a Butterfly" below:
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Seventh-grader Tessa Wunder won the Ohio PTA Reflections Award of Excellence (First Place) in the Visual Arts category for "Around the Corner" below:

Below: Tom DeCarlo's "Fall Colors":
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Other students winning state-level awards are second-grader Orion Riddel, Award of Merit for film "Climbing Hippo"; junior Ann Marie McAvinue, Honorable Mention for literature "Help! I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up"; eighth-grader Avery Tenerowicz, Award of Outstanding Achievement for photograph "Shoot For the Moon!"; and senior Emma Ward, Honorable Mention for photograph "Katie".

See all this year's entries at the Bay Village PTA Reflections Art Show on Thursday, April 26, 7-8:30 p.m. at Bay Middle School. Refreshments will be served.

"Meet & Greet" incoming superintendent
Jodie Hausmann on Monday,
April 23
3:30-6 p.m. at Bay Middle School Library
"Changing of the Guard"

Join us for both events
as we celebrate
our past success,
our bright future,
and our never-ending
dedication to the
students and community
of Bay Village!


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"Thank you & Farewell" Community Reception for retiring superintendent
Clint Keener on Thursday,
May 17

3:30-6:30 p.m. at Bay Lodge.

Our top-quality child care and learning center . . .
Glenview Center earns Four Stars from Ohio

Glenview Child Care & Learning Center, the Bay Village City School District’s daycare, preschool and before-and-after school care center, has received a Four-Star Step Up To Quality award from the state of Ohio. The rating recognizes that Glenview’s preschool education program and its special needs preschool go beyond the state’s basic standards.

“We are very proud of Glenview,” said Clint Keener, superintendent of Bay Schools. “We are fortunate to attract very caring and talented early childhood teachers who are well qualified and experienced. Glenview is a wonderful place for young children to learn and grow.”

Read more in this Westlake Bay Village Observer article.


Bay High Technical Department awarded top high school honor

In recognition of Bay High's extraordinary Technical Department program, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is awarding technology teachers Luke Kieffer and Ron Rutt its Program Excellence Award at its annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia, this April.

Read more about their program in this article.


Top awards in Scholastics Art and Writing, and in Governor's Youth Art Exhibits:

After earning 12 Gold Key, 15 Silver Key, and 23 Honorable Mention awards in the 2018 Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Bay High School sent 7 Gold Keys in art and 5 Gold Keys in writing on to the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards judged in New York City.

Two National Silver Awards resulted for Bay High: one in writing for Emma Legeay, and one in art for Maria DiLallo.

Another high-level art competition is the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exibition. For the first time in many years, we have a "Top 25" winner of the Governor's Award of Excellence for Christina O'Hare!

This has been an outstanding arts awards season at Bay High School! Bay High art instructors are Cherie Bauer, Greg Hildebrandt and Tom Schemrich.
Bay High senior Emma Legeay earned a National Silver Medal for her poem "Mrs. Plath" in the 2018 National Scholastic Art & Writing Award program judged in New York City.

Bay High senior Maria DiLallo earned a National Silver Medal for her painting "Family Is Not Always Blood" (shown at right) in the 2018 National Scholastic Art & Writing Award program judged in New York City.

Maria DiLallo Family is not Always Blood

Bay High senior Christine O'Hare cracked the elusive "Top 25" in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibit with her photograph "Kenopsia". The honor earns O'Hare the Governor's Award of Excellence.Christine O'Hare

KenopsiaChristine O'Hare's "Kenopsia" above. Bay High students Allie Maust and Ana Baron also had paintings selected in the 300-piece Governor's Youth Art Exhibit.

BHS Key Club at Ohio Key Club District Leadership Conference

Bay High's Key Club members walked away with a number of trophies from the Ohio Key Club District Leadership Conference held the weekend of May 10-11.
   Brigid Janos won a first-place trophy for her video; Elizabeth Varis won a first-place trophy for her scrapbook; and Natalie Cashmere won a first-place trophy for her poster. Larissa Strouse won first-place as Outstanding Treasurer, and Brigid Janos also won the second-place Major Emphasis trophy.
   Sarah Puterbaugh was elected incoming Lieutenant Governor and Charlie Adams, the current outgoing Lieutenant Governor, will be the club Editor.
    In all, eleven members participated in more than 15 events, attending the  conference with 270 other Key Clubbers from schools throughout Ohio.

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Natalie Cashmere, Brigid Janos and Elizabeth Varis will compete at the international level in July as a result of their first-place prizes at the state conference.
    The club's advisor is Bay High Family & Consumer Sciences teacher Anita Bauknecht.

Finding solutions to world problems

About 20 Bay High students participated in the Cleveland Council on World Affairs Model UN conference at Case Western Reserve University March 6 and 7. Congratulations to Maggie Lekan, Elizabeth Holup, Courtney Dixon and Sophie Dasko for earning honorable mention awards. Parent Dave Adams is the club's advisor.
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Counselors Sarah Pavicic and Megan Basel teach Youth Mental Health First Aid to community members

Trained in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success and the Sandy Hook Promise, Bay Middle School counselor Sarah Pavicic and Normandy Elementary counselor Megan Basel have been offering Youth Mental Health First Aid courses to parents and other community members for about a year.

The course teaches participants to recognize warning signs in adolescents and then guide youth to seek help before problems escalate.

Read more about the course in this article.

Sarah Pavicic (left) and
Megan Basel

Incoming superintendent honored by Ohio peers
HausmannAward 2 Jodie Hausmann, who will join the Bay Village City School District as its new superintendent in August, has been awarded the Betsy M. Cowles Leadership Award by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA).

The award annually recognizes a woman in school administration who has demonstrated outstanding education leadership by making significant contributions to educational administration in a school district, education service center or educational institution. Hausmann currently serves as superintendent for the Perkins Local Schools in Sandusky.

Read more in the Westlake Bay Village Observer article.

Bay High students stand with Parkland
About 200 Bay High students held a respectful "walk out" on Wednesday, March 14 with 17 minutes of silence to honor the victims and survivors of the February 14 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. The demonstration was organized by senior Danielle Cooke, who said she felt it was important that students at Bay High show their support for their counterparts in Parkland, Florida. Principal Jason Martin spoke at the end of the walk out, stressing the importance that if students "see something, say something." Read more in this article. DSCN5077
Don't miss the Ballroom Blitz!
Bay Music Boosters present their annual Ballroom Blitz at Bay High School Saturday, April 28, 6:39-10 p.m. The theme this year is "Swingin' to 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 at:

*Interested in donating to the Blitz? See our Blitz Donation Letter 2018. Thanks in advance!

*We are currently looking for two (2) volunteers to help solicit donations from local businesses. If you are willing to help, please contact Tracy Deibel at

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