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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.
Congratulations DECA Members!

It is a record breaking year for Barberton DECA!! They recently attended the DECA District XI competition and twenty-five Barberton DECA members are headed to Ohio DECA's Career Development Conference!  
Barberton girls extend win streak to 13 games

Barberton's girls basketball team won its 13th game in a row Wednesday by defeating visiting Cuyahoga Falls 47-21.

Senior Heather Sykes scored 12 points and junior Macy Chik scored 11 points to guide the Magics (13-3) past the Black Tigers (9-8).

"The kids are continuing to get better overall every game," Barberton coach Greg Whitmer said. "Their mental and physical preparation for every game has improved tremendously as the season has progressed. The girls are really talking more and more on the court to each other on offense and defense, and very focused on winning."

Art for a Cause!

The "Original" Art Club of BMS members recently worked on a community art poster project. The spaghetti shoe posters have been seen all over Barberton. These posters advertise the Esther Ryan Shoe Fund Spaghetti Dinner, to be held February 13, 2015. This event raises money to benefit the children of Barberton who are in need of new shoes.

The Club is directed by Mr. Suppan and was established in 1997. They have been working strong and artistically every since.
Elementary Dental Care

Nancy Woolverton, from Embracing Futures Charity, visited the third grade classes at Barberton Elementary East. She discussed proper dental care and showed pictures of how cavities form. She also simulated, with chocolate pudding, how brushing alone doesn’t get all the “gunk” off your teeth.
Ski Club Fundraiser

Ski Club is sponsoring a fundraiser at Casa del Ranchero on Monday, February 9, 2015. Grab your family and friends and stop in any time all day, enjoy a meal and 10% of the proceeds will benefit Ski Club! Make sure to mention Ski Club to your waiter or waitress!
Congratulations Lee!!

Lee Seiler (Senior, Percussion) was a member of the All Ohio State Fair Band last summer. Because of his membership in this group, he was invited to perform at Governor Kasich’s inauguration this year!  
The Gingerbread Kid Caper

Mrs. Vinay's 3rd grade class at Barberton Elementary East, performed The Gingerbread Kid Caper Musical for parents and guests.  
Mrs. Sandra Chisnell Retires: Barberton Elementary School East welcomes Interim Associate Principal


After serving Barberton students for 22 years, Mrs. Sandra Chisnell has retired from Barberton City School District. She held positions of Tutor, Technology Teacher, First Grade Teacher, Associate Principal, and served in many capacities for the Barberton Education Association.
Most Improved Student

Congratulations to Zaniah Moore, Barberton Middle School, who won the Kiwanis Most Improved Student Award!

Measurement made fun!

Students in Mrs. Weishaar’s class at Barberton Elementary East are learning about standard units of measurement. The students estimated and then measured the length of their finger, hand, arm, foot and ear.  
BEW Students Honored by Cavs

Congratulations to nine Barberton Elementary West students who have been honored by the Cleveland Cavaliers for earning straight A's on their second grading period report card. The students received a certificate from the Cavs and will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to an upcoming game.  
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.
Zoorific Career Days

Zoorific Career Days is a program for students in 5th-12th grade who might be interested in a career working with animals. This program provides an opportunity for students to obtain a better understanding of what a career working with animals in a zoological setting entails and expose them to professionals in the field. Each student is provided with a packet of career information on what steps they should take in order to achieve their career goals.

Click here for more information about Zoorific Career Days.  
BHS Offers ACT Test Preparation for February 7 Test

At each ACT Test Preparation Session the following will be available:
  • Preparing for the ACT Booklet, includes practice tests and answer keys
  • Free On-line Prep information available to BHS students
  • General ACT Test Strategies Packet
  • One specific section covered at each session (schedule below)
Dates for After-School ACT Test Prep before Next Test: (All sessions held in Room A-150)
  • Wednesday, January 28th - English
  • Thursday, January 29th - Math
  • Monday, February 2nd - Reading
  • Wednesday, February 4th - Science
If you can't attend the after-school sessions, please see Mr. Andric to pick up a packet or to get information on how to sign up for the free on-line ACT prep.
Sixth Grade Lady Magics are Champs!

Congratulations to the Sixth Grade Lady Magics who won the Girls' Youth Winter Basketball League Championship!  
BMS Spelling Bee Results

Congratulations to all who participated in the fourth annual BMS Spelling Bee. Our 2015 BMS Spelling Bee Champ is Keith Kriston. Along with Keith, the other finalists that will be moving on to the Summit County Bee are: Brandon Fogle, Nick Vierheller, Celeste Sprouse, Hannah Gordon, William Monroe. Alternate: Kasey Evans.  
BHS fundraiser

PPG Grant Matters!

Mrs. Greenfield and Mrs. Harris classes were awarded a grant from PPG to use with their students in learning about the states of matter. The classes are grateful to PPG for giving them funds to learn about matter.  
ASBDA Honor Band Members

Congratulations to BHS students Chase Vaughan, Eric Williams, Jacob Wokojance, Lee Seiler, Chris Gray, Nicholas Ratay, Wesley Whitton, JoAnna Hrepcak (not pictured), and Lee McGrath (not pictured) who were accepted into the ASBDA Honor Band.  
K. Jack Greynolds Memorial Classic

The 2014 K. Jack Greynolds Memorial Classic raised $13,000 which will be distributed to area organizations! A check presentation was made at Friday night's varsity basketball game to delegates from each organization that received a portion of the money. Barberton High School Athletic Department - $1,000; Larry Bidlingmyer Memorial Bike Ride Fund - $1,000; Lake Anna YMCA - $5,500; Barberton Parks and Recreation - $5,500.  
Congratulations BMS Wrestling Team!

Congratulations to the Barberton Middle School Wrestling Team for a second place finish out of 16 teams at the Lake Invitational Tournament!  
BHS Cheerleaders Support Winebrenner

Barberton High School Cheerleaders wear blue ribbons in support of Officer Justin Winebrenner and his family.  
BHS Coach Honored at State Association

Pictured are Allison Mazey, David Mazey, Colleen Mazey, Heather Mazey, Dan Huston, John Sabol.

At the State Banquet for the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association on Saturday, January 10, 2015, Ms. Heather Mazey - BHS Assistant Soccer Coach, received the State Award for the OSSCA Division I Assistant Boys' Coach of the Year.

Mazey also received the local award from the Greater Akron Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association for the Division I Assistant Boys' Coach of the Year in October of 2014.
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.   

From WAKR: Barberton's Rector Picks Up Historic Win

The Barberton community is no stranger to great basketball and excellent coaching, and that tradition continues as current boys' coach Ken Rector picked up his 300th career win on the hardwood.

Rector spoke with WAKR's Ray Horner Monday morning about the experience and carrying on the tradition of success in the Magic City.

"I've been very fortunate to have the coaches I've had along the way," Rector said. "When you have that type of dedication, consistency, and commitment, it really does help the program."

Rector is now #2 on the all-time wins list at Barberton, behind legendary coach Jack Greynolds, whom he played for.
Advancement to Nursing Program News

Kayla Rorrer (BHS) taking a blood pressure.Cindy Boswell BHS ATN teacher instructing Megan McCrosky (BHS) on listening to heart sounds.

Recently Barberton High School Advancement to Nursing students visited the University of Akron, School of Nursing Simulation Lab. During the visit the students learned how to lift patients using different types of lifts and practiced doing Vital Signs on the manikins. These manikins presented a real life experience by talking, breathing and blinking their eyes. This experience is part of the requirements for the students to receive their elective credits at The University of Akron.  
AT&T/Junior Achievement Job Shadow Initiative

Twenty four 10th grade Team Stars students from Barberton High School attended the AT&T/Junior Achievement Job Shadow initiative. This event is a landmark commitment from AT&T to engage and inspire students to succeed in school, leading to success in careers and in life. Students were taken into the workplace to learn about careers, and see firsthand the types of skills they will need to be successful on the job. The JA Job Shadow initiative is designed to give students the unique opportunity of an up-close look at the world of work through a corporate visit. Students were given a tour of the AT&T facilities and participated in various break-out sessions that covered analytical thinking and team building, mobility sales and technical skills.
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
TAC Soup and Chili Cook-Off
BHS Hall of Fame Visit

BHS students recently visit The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The keynote speaker was Ray Guy, Hall of Fame Punter from the Oakland Raiders. Our students toured the hall of fame and then had lunch at Quaker Steak & Lube with a generous donation from The Barberton VFW and Chief Morber.

Thank You to The Barberton VFW and Chief Morber for helping to provide this outstanding opportunity for our students.  
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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