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Inside Bay Village Schools March 2011
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March, 2011

In this issue:



  • Bay Schools will see losses with proposed state budget cuts

  • Students win art awards at national level

  • Bay High senior builds his own contribution to future BHS students

  • Students create and compete at Destination Imagination

"Don't Miss" Opportunities:

  • Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Bay Middle School, Sunday, April 10, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • April 7, Chick-fil-A Westgate fundraiser by Westerly Relay for Life team

  • Bay High Jazz Invitational Friday, April 8

  • Bay 5k for Relay for Life on Saturday, May 28



The King and I

Bay High drama club presents a musical that

features students of all ages, in beautiful costumes!

Normandy's Read Across America/

Dr. Seuss Week was a blast!

State budget cuts mean losses for Bay Village Schools

The Bay Village City School District expects to lose about $935,000 next year in state funding if Ohio’s proposed Executive Budget is adopted as it was presented last week.

 Read on . . .

New video series

Join Superintendent Clint Keener as he discusses proposed changes in state law and how they may affect the Bay Village Schools.


Students win art awards at national level

After winning Gold Key awards at the 2011 Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Arts competition, two students won National Silver Key Awards. Alexandra Lacure, grade 12, and Mallory Fahey, grade 8, will be honored in New York City.

Lacure's mixed media, “Where I Live”, and Fahey's black-and-white photograph, “Chutes and Ladders”, will be on display when the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers honors the two students at a special ceremony at New York City's Carnegie Hall on May 31. That evening, the Empire State Building will be lit in gold in honor of the students' achievements.

[Read on . . .]

Bay High senior senior Ben Holmes builds new podium for his school

Ben Holmes with the podium he built for Bay High's library

BHS library staffer eloquently expresses appreciation:

Dear Ben:

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:

Its loveliness increases; it

will never pass into nothingness.

The above John Keats quote describes best the beautiful podium you designed and crafted for the Bay High School Library.

The podium will serve the Bay High School Library and its students for many years to come. Just think of the numerous students who will stand behind your podium delivering the speeches they researched and wrote.  It will shield the students who are unnerved speaking in front of others and support those students who are fearless in their presentations.

You did a wonderful thing for us Ben and we hope you know it will always, always remind us of you and the wonderful podium you created for Bay High School.

Sincerely and on behalf of the BHS Library Staff,

Mrs. B. Nagel

(Bonnie Nagel is a library assistant at Bay High. Ben Holmes' instructor and project advisor is Luke Kieffer.)

Bay students create and problem solve at Destination Imagination tournament

Nine teams of Bay Village Schools  students participated in the Destination Imagination Regional tournament held at Beachwood High School on Saturday, March 12.

One team, winning a first-place trophy at the middle school level, will compete at the state tournament to be held in Mount Vernon, Ohio on Saturday, April 16. The team, named Totally Awesome in Style Whatever Cosmic Rainbow German Duct Tape Fairies, managed by parent Holly Risch, includes student members Jessica Bohannon, Jessica Perri, Olivia Risch, and Rose Schultz.

One second place trophy went to the Bay Village team called The Truck Drivin' Cheesepuffs, with students Sara Sirignano, Emma Ward, Delaney McDonald, Olivia Barber,

The Westerly Knights team took a third place prize at the Destination Imagination regional tournament. Left-to-right are Bay Village Westerly Elementary students  Will Bleisath, Sean Gulley, Alex Semancik, Nolan Steidel, Ben Noren, and team manager, parent Beth Noren.

Tera Vangelos and Grace Linehan, and managed by parents Valerie Kay and Barry Ward.

Another second place prize went the to team called the Half a Dozen Jiggles, managed by parent Beth Lally, and including students Andrea Bliscik, Bethany Comienski, Monica Corker, Mannon Dorantes, Maria Lally, and Haylee Maude.

Bay High Athletic Hall of Fame displayed at BHS

A new installation at Bay High School honors all the inductees of the Bay High Athletic Hall of Fame.

You can view these alumni athletes and note their athletic accomplishments in the hallway outside of the school's gymnasiums. You can also visit and learn more at their website.

New web ads earn dollars

Program through Scholastic Sponsors Organization

You'll learn about great products and family activities when you click on one of our website sponsors at (also on your school's home page). And . . . you'll help us earn dollars for our school district!



Our sponsors:



Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Zoo

Details Decor and Gifts

Great Wolf Lodge


Memphis Kiddie Park

Universal Windows Direct

Radio Disney

Cleveland Gladiators

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Cleveland Indians

Artist for a Day

Thomas & Assoc. Tax and Financial services

U.S. Navy

NEW: Ohio Educational Credit Union

"Don't Miss" Opportunities . . .

"Spirit Night" at Chick-fil-A Westgate Thursday, April 7

Tell them you are there for Spirit Night. The Westerly Relay for Life team gets 10% of the receipts.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Bay Middle School,

Sunday, April 10

Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door, and children under six eat free. $5 advance tickets can be reserved by calling Kiwanis President Tom Johnson at 440-871-0445. Bay Village Kiwanians and high school Key Club members will again flip pancakes for area families.

Hot meals, served in the Middle School’s spacious cafetorium, include Aunt Jemima® pancakes, syrup, spread, link sausages, milk, juice and regular and decaf coffee.

The Kiwanis Community Pancake Breakfast, now in its 51st year, offers plentiful parking, good food, comfortable seating, delicious food and fast service. The meal is a community tradition, popular with students and families coming from worship services. All proceeds go to support high school scholarships. The club is in its 60th year of serving Bay Village.

May in Bay 5k Run/Walk at Bay High, Saturday, May 28

Proceeds benefit Bay Village Relay for Life. See informational flyer and registration form here.

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Bay Village City School District 377 Dover Center Road Bay Village, Ohio 44140 (440) 617-7300