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Barberton City Schools News
WAKR Student Athlete of the Week

  Barberton senior basketball player Riley Ries is the WAKR Student Athlete of the Week for February 27th-March 6th.  
Fill the Truck Clothing Drive

Barberton City School families and community members are invited to donate gently-used clothing, shoes and accessories at the Barberton High School Band Fill the Truck Clothing Drive, to be held Friday March 20 from 4 - 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, from 11 am - 5 pm in the BHS Barber Road parking lot. This coincides with the districts Tri-Arts festival.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 in funds to support the BHS Band summer camp expenses. Acceptable donations include clothing, fashion accessories, shoes and linens. The drive is held in partnership with the Easter Seals of Northern Ohio.
BMS Wrestling Team Named WKYC Biggest Winner of the Day!

The Barberton Middle School Wrestling Team was named the "Biggest Winner of the Day" on the WKYC Morning Show. Great job by all of our wrestlers this season and good luck to the 10 BMS wrestlers going to the district tournament!  
Athletic Director hired by Board of Education

John Sabol and Rob Culbertson

The Barberton Board of Education approved John Sabol as the next Athletic Director for the Barberton City Schools. Mr. Sabol has been with the Barberton City Schools for eighteen (18) years. During his tenure at Barberton, he has served as an Assistant Principal, Social Studies Teacher and Varsity Soccer Coach at Barberton High School. In 2008, Mr. Sabol was the Barberton City Schools Educator of the Year. In addition, he is a member of the Barberton Sports Hall of Fame and the 2012 Akron Beacon Journal, Clem Caraboolad Award Winner. Previously, Mr. Sabol served as Athletic Director at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School from 1994-1996 and he is a member of the St. Vincent – St. Mary Hall of Fame. Mr. Sabol’s leadership and experience will be instrumental as the Barberton City Schools transition back into the Suburban League next school year. Mr. Sabol’s official start date will be August 1, 2015.

A special thanks to Rob Culbertson for his dedicated service for the last four years as AD and for his many years as a BHS teacher and Athletic Trainer. Rob will retire at the end of this school year.  
BHS Congratulates!

BHS Congratulates

Mrs. Laurie Dague
Mr. Rick Iverson
Mr. Jim Passarelli

on their retirement.

Thank you for your many dedicated years of service to Barberton High School!  
Kindergarten Registration
2015 OHSAA Girls' State Basketball Tournament

Click here for the OHSAA Girls' Basketball Division I District Tournament Bracket.

The Barberton High School Varsity Girls' Basketball Team will play Green High School Thursday, February 26, 2015 in a OHSAA Girls Sectional Basketball Game at Barberton High School. Game Time is 7:00 pm and ticket prices are $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for students. Please come and cheer on the Lady Magics!
My Favorite Teacher!

A school is much like a bookstore.

They’re both places of aspiration, passion, education, and dreams. That’s why Barnes & Noble is excited to recognize the foundation of our great American schools--our dedicated teachers.

The Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest provides your students with the opportunity to tell your community how much their teachers are appreciated.
BHS Conferences

Barberton High School Parent Teacher Conferences have been rescheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 3:45-7:00 pm.
Spaghetti Dinner
Swim team makes history!

The Barberton High School boys swim team competed in the 2015 Akron South Sectionals 2015 this past Friday, 02/13/15, at the University of Akron. While I can't say definitively that this was the greatest singular day in Barberton boys swimming history, I am fairly sure it was the best day in at least a generation. The boys set four school records at the sectional meet, the results are as follows:  
State Testing

Between February 17 and February 27, students in grades 3-9 will be participating in the ELA and Math state testing. Please make sure students are on time each day and encourage a good nights sleep and a healthy breakfast.
2015 OHSAA Boys' State Basketball Tournament

Click here for the OHSAA Boys' Basketball Division I District Tournament Bracket.
From Girls basketball/Barberton 57, Mogadore 47: Magics top Wildcats for 17th win in a row

BARBERTON: A pregame ceremony honored the five seniors on Barberton’s girls basketball team Saturday afternoon before the Magics took on visiting Mogadore.

The celebratory mood then continued into the game. After spotting Mogadore a 9-2 lead, Barberton scored the next 24 points and appeared on the verge of making quick work of the Wildcats.

Except Mogadore proved resilient, forcing the Magics to battle until the end for a 57-47 nonleague victory, their 17th in a row.
Barberton Chef Prep Juniors Win Chopped! Pizza Challenge

Derek Everson and his Seafood Pizza

The Copley Chef Prep and Hospitality Management program led by Chef Joe Schmeltzer gives students the opportunity to compete against each other in a “Chopped!” challenge. On February 10, 2015 the surprise challenge was to create a specialty pizza. Kaitlyn Claar took First Place in the Dessert Specialty category with a Cinnamon Crumble Pizza and a vanilla glaze that judges said taste like a cinnamon bun. Derek Everson took First Place in the Specialty Category with a “to die for” Seafood Pizza with shrimp, calamari and a white garlic sauce. Fellow Barberton Chef Prep junior Morgan Harper made a broccoli and cheese pizza. The Chef Prep and Hospitality Management juniors look forward to more “Chopped!” challenges in the future.  
Business Management News

Congratulations to the Business Management students who walked away with honors in the Business Professionals of America regional competition. With over 400 students competing, our students walked away with a large number of the awards. First and second place candidates move on to the next level of competition and will represent BHS at the State Conference in March.  
Superintendent's Message (February 2015)

Positive Outlook for Barberton Schools

Patti Cleary 

The budget proposed by Governor Kasich last week was good news for Barberton Schools.  I am very cautious, however, of what the final appropriations will be by the time the budget is approved by the state legislature. 

Over the next two years, the plan calls for additional funding for both Akron and Barberton Schools, but takes away funding from many other Summit County school districts.  I expect there will be much push-back before the budget is finally approved, perhaps as late as June. In the meantime..... 

COSI on Wheels

COSI on wheels presented Astounding Astronomy to the students at Barberton Elementary East on Tuesday, February 3rd and Wednesday, February 4th. Pictured is Halle from Mrs. Watts' fourth grade classroom. She was experiencing planetary rotation.  
100% Pass State Tested Nursing Assistant Exam!!

Eighteen seniors from the Advancement to Nursing Program recently took their State Test Nurse Aide competency Exam. We had 100% pass this exam, which consisted of a written exam as well as skills testing.

Congratulations to all 18 seniors!  
BHS Cares!

Students from Barberton High School recently volunteered at the 2015 Winter Special Olympic Games at Brandywine Ski Resort. Our students did an exceptional job as always and represented Barberton in fine fashion. Volunteers were time keepers, helped set up the course, and cheered the Olympians' on as they skied!

DECA in the News!

Barberton DECA students and their advisor Samantha Coldwell were recognized yesterday by County Executive, Russ Pry and State Representative, Greta Johnson for their work on ‪#‎2Steps2Disaster‬.  
BHS/BMS Preventing Bullying Together!

BHS and BMS students pair up to prevent Bullying in Barberton Schools. Akron Children’s Hospital and Advancement to Nursing students, Dorian Carter (BHS), Megan McCroskey (BHS) and Sydney Neugebauer (WHS) presented the program to the BMS students and staff. As part of the project the nursing students will work with other students and staff to create a program that will decrease bullying in the district.

Students are to see their guidance counselors if interested in participating in the program.
From Bringing the Magic Back to Barberton

After several years of no more than a handful of wins it seems things are looking up! Under second year coach Greg Whitmer the ladies from Barberton are currently sporting a 14 game win streak. After dropping the first three games this season the Magics have tasted nothing besides victory since…
Learning to Launch 2015

Barberton High School sophomores and juniors can attend Hiram College for an Entrepreneurship Academy from May 26-29, 2015.  The cost is only $25!

Click here for a video with more information.

Click here for Registration. Registration Deadline is May 15, 2015.
BEE Collecting Shoes

Do you have unwanted shoes? 
*athletic shoes *dress shoes *boots *sandals *sneakers

Barberton East Elementary PTA is hosting a shoe drive to buy a laptop and program called Play Attention: which is a program that monitors children’s attention through a neuro-feedback wrist band. Their goal is to raise $4,500 by collecting 10,000 lbs. of gently-used shoes.

For More Information Contact:

Drop off location during business hours:
390 Robinson Ave.
Barberton, OH

Please pair shoes by tying laces or with rubber bands.
Superintendent's Message

The legacy of Barberton Community Foundation

Patti Cleary

  After looking over the list of grants and scholarships that Barberton City School District students have benefited from over the last year, one fact still amazes me.   

BHS / OGT Help

Need Help with OGT?

Tutoring is available from January 12 - March 19, 2014, 2:30 to 4:00 pm

Mondays and Wednesdays 
Math - Mrs. Cardinal Room A233 
Science - Mrs. Walker Room A113 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 
Social Studies - Mrs. Ledman Room A255 
Reading/Writing - Ms. Nelson Room A204
BHS offers Math and Science Tutoring

There will be Math and Science tutoring offered starting the week of November 17. This is tutoring for any math or science course students are taking at BHS.

Math - Mrs Cardinal in room 233 from 2:45-3:45 (Mondays and Wednesdays)
Science - Mrs. Walker in room 113 from 2:45-3:45 (Wednesdays)

Magic week times will be 3:15-4:15.
Classroom Parties & Celebrations

We all love a birthday or holiday celebration, but it is important to remember good nutrition when bringing in snacks for your child and their schoolmates. Click here for helpful tips on choosing classroom snacks from our Food Services Department.

Visit our Food Services Page for more healthy food and snack information.
BHS Cosmetology

The Cosmetology Department returning from the Primer Hair show in Columbus. The students are excited to share what they learned. The Cosmetology Department has 100% in job placement, every senior is currently working in a salon.

The BHS Cosmetology Department opens to the public at 11:45 am / Monday - Friday. The students are doing full salon services. Please call: 330-753-1084 ext 25309 for more information.  
Bonnie Myers College Access Program

The Bonnie Myers College Access program at BHS consisting of students grades 10-12 visited Walsh University and The University of Akron. Students had the ability to tour both campuses, while having the opportunity to ask questions and seek information regarding campus life, available majors, etc. Students who participate in the program will continue to have opportunities to experience local college/universities. Monthly meetings will allow students to focus on ACT prep, financial aid packages/scholarships and other access information that will be benefit them in their college searches. For more information regarding the Bonnie Myers College Access program please see Mr. Hartzell or Mr. Andric. 
2014-15 Barberton City Schools Quality Profile
Click here for the 2014-15 Barberton City Schools Quality Profile 
Progress Book Parent Access

Please Note: Parents and students will keep the same user accounts from year to year with Progress Book Parent Access. The school offices do not have Parent Access account usernames and passwords. If you need your user name/passwords, you will have to have the information reset through the “Can't access your account” link on the Parent Access sign in page or click here for account recovery.
BHS Magic Time

During the 2014-2015 school year, the high school will be running an alternative schedule one week a month. We are doing this to give our teachers two hours of uninterrupted time to prepare for new common core curriculum and end of year exams that your child will be required to pass to graduate.

Click "Read More" for more information, the Magic Time Schedule, and new Graduation Requirements. 
Child Find

Child Find is the process of locating and evaluating children with suspected disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. Federal, state, and local regulations require all Ohio Schools to conduct annual Child Find activities. Click here for the Barberton City Schools Child Find brochure.
New District Communication Tool
We have been looking for different ways to better communicate with you regarding upcoming events, district news and alerts.  We still plan to use the parent broadcast system, but we would also like you to be able to receive emails and/or text messages from us that you can open whenever it is convenient for you. 
School Year Calendars
District Calendars are available for school years

Events Calendar
Winter Weather Information

As we enter the winter months, there is always a chance that we may have to delay or close school because of inclement weather.
Please consult the following stations for possible school closings or delay:

WAKR (1590 AM)
WONE (97.5 FM)
WQMX (94.9 FM)
WKDD (98.1 FM)
WMJI (105.7 FM)
WMMS (100.7 FM)
WGAR (94.9 FM)
WCRF (103.3 FM)

For a two hour delay, these times will apply:

  • High school classes begin at 9:45 am, end at 2:30 pm
  • Middle school classes begin at 9:50 am, end at 2:35 pm
  • Elementary school classes begin at 10:45 am, end at 3:15 pm

We hope to avoid calling calamity days, but no one can predict what the winter months will bring. Be assured that we will always make decisions based on students’ best interest and safety. We understand that every family has different challenges when it comes to aligning beginning school times and parent work times, and we hope that this information will give you the opportunity to make the necessary arrangements to meet your individual family needs.

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