Supt. Hausmann Parent Update March 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Traffic patterns are changing in town due to construction:
As you may have heard, Bay Village will be experiencing quite a bit of road construction over the coming months. The one that will immediately affect our schools is the closing of Lake Road between Cahoon and Dover Center Roads for bridge foundation replacement, detouring traffic onto Wolf Road.

Our middle school is changing parent drop off patterns starting Monday, April 1, to accommodate this increase in traffic near their building. If you have a middle school child and drive them to school, please follow the instructions being sent to you by Principal McAndrews and DO NOT USE WEST OAKLAND for dropping off or picking up your students, or for parking, as this area will be reserved for buses. If your child is eligible for bus transportation, please use it instead of driving.

Assistant Principal Tom Grodek is working with the City of Bay Village on a Safe Routes to School project to review the safety of all our walkers and bicycle riders at every building. As there will be other road closings and paving work done throughout our town, we will be working closely with city officials to insure our students all have safe routes to school. You can find more information about upcoming construction in Mayor Paul Koomar's newsletter.

National recognition for our music education:
On another note, I am so pleased to share that our Bay Village Schools have once again been named to the prestigious Best Music Education Communities list. Having just enjoyed our multi-grade, district choir concert and our pit orchestra performance at Bay High's Addams Family performance, I know the level of musical talent in our district is exceptional. The national recognition is important because our community should know about this high-quality aspect of our schools.

We are learning more and more all the time about how music addresses a myriad of cognitive and social skills, and that children who are exposed to music education are far more likely to experience life-long academic success. In addition, studies show that music education lays the foundation for individual excellence in group settings and in creative problem solving, as well as in learning how to give and receive constructive criticism to excel. And as our recently-named National Merit Finalist, Bay High senior Amelia Johnson pointed out, music training teaches one discipline and the "grit" to keep working hard toward mastery. Kudos to all our staff, parents, students and community members who give so much of themselves to support our music program. And a special thank you to our wonderful music faculty membersDarren Allen (Bay High instrumental), Mark Awad (Bay Middle instrumental), Dr. E. James Kotora (Normandy music), Elaine Dwyer (Westerly music), Carrie Engelbrecht (Westerly music), Devon Gess (Bay High vocal), Heidi Herczeg (Bay Middle vocal), Jeffrey Schimelpfenig (Westerly strings), and Carrie Singler (Bay High instrumental).Read more HERE.

As we enter this busy home stretch (Go Indians!) toward spring break, consider taking a break yourselves and enjoy a night out, and a fun night for the kids, by taking advantage of Bay High's Class of 2020 Babysitting Night on Saturday, April 13!


Mrs. Hausmann
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