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Barberton City Schools News
Criminal Science Technology Program News

Senior Criminal Science Technology student Paul Ogden took third place at the Skills USA Regional Criminal Justice Competition held at the Wayne County Schools Career Center on February 28th. Paul will now compete against 20 other criminal justice students from Ohio at the Skills USA State Competition to be held at the Columbus Convention Center in April.                 
Good luck Cadet Ogden!  
BMS News from BMS Students

By Makenna Kelley

Something new and exciting happening at BMS is that students in Mrs. Kuziak’s room adopted a sea turtle named Mahi from the Georgia Sea Turtle Rescue Center on Jekyll Island. Mrs. Krege said, “The class raised money to adopt a sea turtle. The three classes all brought in money and we got 50 dollars to get a sea turtle. We will get monthly updates about how well he is doing.” It was cool that the students raised money. Most students brought a lot of money in and that is how they adopted Mahi. Mrs. Krege also said, “They removed his right flipper because it had been damaged by a fishing line. They also cleaned the wound.” They do a lot of things like that at the rescue center. I think that I would like to work at a rescue center some day because it would be cool to see all different kinds of sea turtles. Before I start thinking about working at a place like that I would want to maybe go to a Sea Turtle Rescue Center.

During the nesting months of summer (June and July), the center leads nightly turtle walks. Once the turtles hatch in August, the center gives hatchling walks at dawn a few times each week. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center opened in June 2007 and provided state of the art emergency care to sick and injured sea turtles, with opportunities for scientific research and long-term treatment. With an active sea turtle monitoring program since 1972, Jekyll is unique among Georgia’s developed islands for its significant annual turtle nesting.
ACH Doggie Brigade

Trooper the therapy dog visited Barberton Elementary West.
BMS News from BMS Students

By: Imani Williams

It is amazing and fascinating that spiders are now at BMS. One day in the fall, three burrowing wolf spiders (one female and two males) crawled into the school from the courtyard. And we just start taking care of them and making them a home and feeding them. Mr. Sudomir said, “I acquired the spiders in the fall and decided to keep them and raise them through the winter”. It’s not every day that spiders come through a door into your classroom and you get to raise them. Mr. Sudomir also said, “When raising the spiders I started to feed them, give them a home and make them a comfortable habitat. Also, the students helped take care of the spiders bringing them food, cleaning they're tank, and everything else they could do to help.” Mr. Sudomir and his students took good care of the spiders. The female spider is pregnant. She's been holding her eggs for about 3 weeks now so she can have baby spiders any time in the next week. I spotted one of the spiders in the fall during class. The spiders just popped up out of nowhere. When Mr. Sudomir saw the spiders, he decided we would keep them as class pets. Later in the month two more spiders showed up and we have been caring for them too.

There was also a fourth spider, but he was eaten by one of the bigger wolf spiders. It was a grass spider and he was a lot smaller than the wolf spiders. They have grown to be very large. The spiders are fed around forty crickets a month. Mr. Sudomir buys around fifteen to twenty crickets every other week.When the female spider has her baby spiders, we will let all the spiders back outside when it is warm again.  
U of A / BHS Collaboration

Jordan Davis, Dayna Winn, and Anthony Sickles, sophomores in Heather Weeks’’ CP English class, just finished reading All But My Life by Gerda Weissmann Klein, during reading workshop as a part of the collaboration with The University of Akron under the supervision of Dr. Hal Foster. UA senior, Tate Zepp, led students through reading, activities, and discussions centered around the book, which Klein’s memoir centered around her experiences during the Holocaust. A special ending to the unit provided the students with an opportunity to ask their own questions to Klein in a conference call.  
First Place!

Congratulations to BHS Senior, Jillian Semonin, who placed 1st at HOSA competition in Home Health Aide. Jillian will be representing BHS and Advancement to Nursing in June in Anaheim, California for national competition!  
U of A / BHS Collaboration

Students in Mr. Walker’s 10th grade U.S. History course participated in a mock election as a part of a project with students from The University of Akron College of Education. The BHS students were divided as Democrats and Republicans, based on an interest survey they took at the beginning of the unit that represented their political views. Each party researched three issues, and the presidents presented their viewpoints. Following the presidential speeches, each party had an opportunity to ask questions that were answered by the presidents and vice presidents for each party.

Representing the Republicans were Austin Norman (president), Brooklin Brown (vice president), Nic Ellebruch (president) and Celeste Smith (vice president). Representing the Democrats were: Benjamin Groom (president), Brianna Hanshaw (vice president), Jordan Davis (president) and Dayna Winn (vice president).

The audience was made up of BHS and UA students as well as BHS teachers who voted to determine who presented the strongest arguments. The winners from 6th period were Ben Groom (president) and Brianna Hanshaw (vice president). The winners from 7th period were Jordan Davis (president) and Dayna Winn (vice president).
Top Honors for Business Management Students

The Administrative Support Team comprised of: Tempestt Rogers (BHS), Logan Seifert (BHS) Alex Seme (WHS) and Abby Tolson (WHS) placed FIRST IN THE STATE to qualify and represent Barberton High School at the BPA National Competition in Anaheim, CA in May. 

Three Business Management students also brought home state honors by earning TOP TEN OHIO medals: Taylor Ingham (NHS) in Fundamental Word Processing, Jordan Kimber (BHS) in Basic Office Systems, Connor Semonin (BHS) in Keyboarding.  
DECA Honors

Congratulations to Ashley Cook and Katie Ebner for placing 4th in the State in Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan and qualifying for DECA’s International Career Development Conference! 

Congratulations to Rylee Lappin, Justine Liddle, Daniel Sabljak, Skylar Shifferly, Katelyn Craft, Timothy Long and Cole Nichols for all placing TOP TEN in the state in their respective categories!  
Upward Bound Math/Science

Kent State University Upward Bound Math/Science Students from Barberton High School recently presented at KSU Neuroscience Showcase. BHS students presented on the Neuroscience of Addiction to other Upward Bound Math/Science Students from Northeast Ohio.  
Bulldoze Bullying

BHS "Bulldoze Bullying" Mentors

Barberton High School Advancement to Nursing students Dorian Carter (Barberton High School), Sydney Neugebauer (Wadsworth High School), and Megan McCrosky (Barberton High School) with the volunteer help, Linda Lewis, Cameron Baker, Kylie Haynes and Rebecca Hosbach presented "Bulldoze Bullying" to the Barberton Middle School Students. The presentation also included speakers Ryan Madigan (Kickboxing Academy) and Missy McClain (Akron Children's Hospital).

After a kick off meeting with the middle school students in February, the Advancement to Nursing students requested volunteers to be mentors for the anti-bullying program. The goal of the program was to be a student led program for high school students to mentor middle school students; and, bridge the gap of transition from middle school to high school. On March 4th the High School student completed a seven hour training with Missy McClain. These High School students will meet with the middle school students last Monday of the every month at lunch. 

This project was completed with grant money and the support of Greta A. Lax, Center Director Akron-Region Interprofessional Area Health Education Center (ARI-AHEC), Adeola Olaoluwa NEOMED AHEC, and Missy McClain Community Program Education Coordinator School Health Services Akron Children's Hospital.  
Cultural Event

BHS Partnership

The Barberton High School Honors Anatomy and Physiology, AP Biology and Advancement to Nursing Anatomy and Physiology classes recently visited the Cleveland State Cadaver Lab. This unique opportunity coordinate by Cleveland State University professor, Dr. Su, and Barberton High School teacher, Dan Donnelly, provided the students from Barberton, Norton, Copley and Wadsworth the experience of a hands on application of classroom anatomy, physiology and medical terminology to the real world experiences.
Barberton Wrestling Updates


Javontae Henry

Coach Mariola

Congratulations to the Barberton High School Wrestling Team on another terrific season ending the year 14-6. They placed 2nd in the Cuyahoga Heights 12-team invitational, 4th in the 32-team Tri-Valley H.S. “Big Dawg Duals Meet” tournament. They finished 8th out of 15 teams in the Massillon Perry Sectional with 7 placers, 4 alternates and 1 Mentor District qualifier (Javontae Henry 160 lbs.)

Autumn Whitlatch

Kelcie Yanders

Congratulations to Kelcie Yanders and Autumn Whitlatch for placing in the Ohio State H.S. Girls Wrestling Tournament. Autumn placed 3rd and Kelcie placed 1st making her the first girls’ BHS State Wrestling Champion in the school’s history!

BHS Head Wrestling Coach Dave Mariola, in his 16th year at BHS, picked up his 208th career win this year making him #1 on all-time wins in the sport of wrestling at Barberton High School.


BMS OAC State Qualifiers and Alternates

Congratulations to the Barberton Middle School Wrestling Team for finishing 22-6 with a list of accomplishments.

Tournament Placing· Northwest – 3rd· Manchester – 2nd· Copley – 3rd· Springfield – 1st· Lake – 2nd· Massillon – 3rd· Ellet – 3rd· Coventry – 1st· Beachwood – 3rd

BMS will be sending 6 wrestlers to the OAC State Tournament March 26-27 at Covelli Center in Youngstown.
Superintendent's Message (March 2015)

The State Testing Debate

Patti Cleary

 I would like to give a big “thank you” to our students, parents, teachers, administrators, counselors and support staff for working so hard and showing the “can do” spirit in regard to the new state testing. I was very proud to see all staff working together to rearrange schedules and help each other. Our attendance rate during the testing was very high and students seemed to work extremely hard to do their best. Even when there were technical difficulties, students were patient and in good spirits, as were their teachers.  

Barberton Elementary West Cafe 121

The students at Barberton Elementary West recently participated in and enjoyed a poetry reading.  
Barberton Destination Imagination Teams Advance to State Competition!

Sixteen Barberton Destination Imagination (DI) teams participated in the regional tournament for Ohio Region 15 on Saturday March 7. Of those teams, eight teams finished in first, second, or third place!
"Bulldoze Bullying"

Several Barberton High School students received training from Akron Children's Hospital's Missy McClain as part of the Bulldoze Bully program. This student lead program has Barberton High School students mentor Barberton Middle School students.  
Six BMS Wrestlers are State Bound!

The BMS Wrestling Team had an outstanding 2014-2015 season. This year BMS will be sending six wrestlers to the OAC State Tournament March 26 and 27 at Covelli Center in Youngstown. 

Cameron Fitzsimmons
Michael Kelley

Kolbie Lange

Zach Scalf

Gary Wokojance

P.J. Zentiska
State Bound

BHS Career and Technical students competed in the Regional SkillsUSA at Wayne City Schools Career Center on February 28, 2015. SkillsUSA is a national Career Technical organization that showcases those students who excel in their fields of study.

We are proud to announce the following winners who will now go onto the state of Ohio competitions in April.

Front Row left to right: Job Demo Open 1st - Cole Collins, NHS from Adv to Nursing; Health Knowledge Bowl 2nd - Da'Vae Starks, CHS from Adv To Nursing; First Aide/CPR 1st - Rosie Kane, WHS from Adv To Nursing; Medical Terminology 2nd - McKayla Eberhardt, WHS from the Adv To Nursing; 

Second Row left to right : Basic Health Care 1st - Kellee Hudack, BHS from Adv To Nursing; Nursing Assisting 2nd - Katelyn Johnson, NHS from Adv To Nursing; Health Knowledge Bowl 2nd - Austin Lisowski, NHS, Helena Carlson, WHS, Emalie Shear, NHS from Adv To Nursing; Extemporaneous Speaking 1st - Rebecca Hosbach, BHS from Adv To Nursing.  
BHS ACT Prep Schedule for April ACT Test
ACT Prep sessions will take place at Barberton High School after school in room A-150. Each session will last until approximately 3:15. Each week’s session will focus on one part of the ACT.

  • March 11th: ACT English Prep
  • March 18th: ACT Math Prep
  • March 25th: ACT Reading Prep
  • April 8th: ACT Science Prep
  • April 15th: ACT Writing Prep
  • Saturday April 18th: ACT Test

If you can’t attend an after-school session, but still want the prep materials, please see Mr. Andric.
College Credit Plus

From State Superintendent Dr. Richard A. Ross

As your child moves closer to high school graduation you are probably thinking about whether he or she will go to college. Will your son or daughter be prepared for higher education? Will you be able to afford it?

These are normal questions for parents to ask. We have good news that can help you answer them if you think college may be in your child’s future. Ohio’s College Credit Plus program offers students in grades 7-12 the chance to earn college credit from any Ohio public college or participating private college while earning high school credit for the same courses, if they qualify academically. If a student qualifies for College Credit Plus, all associated costs are free to students seeking credit from public colleges. There may be limited costs for students seeking credit from private institutions.

Click here for more information on College Credit Plus
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!
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..... 

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!  
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.
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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