Barberton City Schools News

The JYC Club meeting at Barberton Middle School will be discontinued effective December 16, 2014. The program will be back in October 2015.
BMS News from BMS Students

By Kaleb Gilmore

A cool thing we did in science class at BMS was dissect owl pellets. Mrs. Manocchio said, “We did a lot of activities with the owl pellets.We had a paper with the owl pellets on them. We had to look inside the pellets to find out what animal the owl ate. We had a packet with the certain prey that the owl would eat”.

It was cool doing owl pellets! We had to try to identify what animal it ate and my owl ate a bird, which I thought was very interesting. Mrs.Manocchio also said, “We had to match up the bones to the animal that the owl ate. We also watched a video that showed an owl throwing up an owl pellet.” I also thought dissecting owl pellets was cool because we had to make owl posters that go with the owl pellet assignment. I know that kids are going to like what Mrs Manochio is going to do with them in science class because dissecting owl pellets is a lot of fun!

An owl pellet is brown and furry with a lot of bones inside it. Owl pellets smell very nasty. Owl pellets are very hard because they are very dry. An owl pellet makes you want to throw up at first but when you get used to it, it does not seem as nasty.  
Superintendent's Message
The Gift of Time 
by Patti Cleary 

As parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors, we are all looking for the perfect gifts for the holidays.  We spend money, time and thought into making the season special and meaningful.  It’s a joyful kind of busy, but is it always the best way to truly make a memorable holiday? 

As an educator, and more importantly as a parent of grown children, my advice to you is...      
Author Study at BEE

Students in Mrs. Vinay's 3rd grade class, at Barberton East Elementary, have been learning about a well-known Barberton author; Conrad Storad. His newest book, Gator, Gator Second Grader has just been released. Mr. Storad mailed the class an autographed copy and encouraged the young authors to keep reading & respect nature's creatures.  
New Treasurer Selected

The Barberton Board of Education voted unanimously at their meeting on Wednesday, December 10 to employ Mrs. Shawnna Jones as Treasurer of the district, effective January 2, 2015.

Mrs. Jones is currently employed by Madison Local School District in Lake County. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Kent State University.“I’m very excited about becoming a part of the Barberton City Schools. My husband, Greg, and our three children are also excited to be part of the Barberton community,” she stated.

According to Joe Stefan, Board of Education President, the process of identifying a new treasurer began in the fall and included union leaders, administrators and members of the community. “We are grateful to all those who participated in our selection process. We feel that we have selected a quality individual who will fit well into the Barberton Community.”
BHS Scholars

Congratulations to BHS seniors Nick Cacioppo, Luke Holcomb, Daniel Sablijak, and Megan Stobaugh. Their outstanding PSAT scores have placed them in a select group of high school seniors who are eligible for Corporate Sponsored Special Scholarships administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation! Best Wishes in their pursuits!  
Stay Warm!

All the first grade students at Barberton Elementary East received a brand new winter hat donated to the school by the Akron Blind Center. These hats were especially hand knitted by individuals who are blind. We want to thank the Akron Blind Center for their generosity and kindness.
BHS and U of A Collaboration

Students at Barberton High School in Ms. Nelson's 11th grade CP English class, Mrs. Weeks' 10th grade CP English class, and Mr. Walker's 10th grade US history visited The University of Akron as a part of their end of semester celebration. The BHS students in these classes worked collaboratively with students from The University of Akron all semester.  
Clay Leaves

Fourth grade students at Barberton Elementary East made imprints of real leaves during a recent art class. The students pressed the leaves into clay and then trimmed around them. Afterwards, the clay leaves were fired and glazed.  
Own a Piece of Barberton History

The Barberton Musical Magics have ordered new marching band uniforms! As a fundraiser, they are selling pillows made from the old uniforms. (the old uniforms have been cleaned before being converted to pillows.) 

Presently, we are taking pre-orders. Pillows are $20 if paid in advance, $25 if paid upon delivery. Checks payable to Barberton Band. 

Please reference the pillow picture to indicate what style pillow you would like. Click here for an order form. Send your orders to Mrs. Wagner at BHS. 

As always, thanks for your support of our band program! 

Mrs. Celeste Wagner  
Wash those hands!

The kindergarten and first grade students at Barberton Elementary East were recently visited by the Advancement to Nursing students. The Nursing students modeled and taught the young children how to wash their hands appropriately.  
VFW Contest Winner

Congratulations to Barberton High School 11th grader, Katie Monroe, for winning the VFW “Voices of Democracy” contest. Katie won the top cash prize and advances to the VFW District level. This year’s theme was “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future”.  
College/Career Day

Sophomores from the Four Cities Compact Schools and BMS 8th graders recently had a chance to preview programs offered by the Four Cities Compact, the U.S. Military and local Colleges and Universities.
Superintendent's Message

Planning for the future 

by Patti Cleary

Barberton City Schools have been collecting data and asking for community input since June in order to guide the creation of a Five-Year Strategic Plan. We are now in the final stages of writing/revising and will soon publish this plan to the public.  
Barberton Students Prepare for Careers in Chef Prep & Hospitality Management

Kaitlyn Claar, Derek Everson, and Morgan Harper are juniors from Barberton High School who are in the Chef Prep program at Copley High School. Seniors include: Devin Christopher, Devin Simpson, Makenna Garner, Alexis Karos, and Dustyn Hicks. This program is taught by Chef Joe Schmeltzer with 21 years experience at Copley High School and 29 years in culinary. Part of this program is a Chef Prep Marketing class taught by Ms. Diane Dann, who has taught for 36 years. 

The Chef Prep Marketing class is helping us understand what it is like to run our own business, and teaches us the importance of resumes, and the different jobs that are in a restaurant. Another part of the program is working in the Tomahawk Room. The Tomahawk Room is a restaurant ran by the juniors and seniors of the Chef Prep Program. The restaurant is open from 10-12:15 on Thursdays and Fridays. The students cook and serve the food, from desserts to soups to burgers and chicken and much more. You can find the Tomahawk Room menu can be found in the community section of the Copley High School website. Click here for the link.  
Advancement to Nursing Program News

The students of the Barberton High School Advancement to Nursing program (Barberton, Wadsworth, Norton and Copley students) recently assisted Pam Eaton, Barberton High School and Barberton East Elementary school nurse. The nursing students assited Mrs. Easton with Vision Screening and Hand Washing instruction during the month of November at Barberton East Elementary.  
BHS Community Service!

Barberton High School seniors recently participated in a city wide community service project. The seniors worked throughout the community to rake leaves for elderly and disabled citizens.   
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.
Honored Teachers

Congratulations to Barberton teachers honored at the Summit County Education Celebration! Nominated to the All-County Teaching Team was BEW teacher Sydnee Ortman. BEE teacher, Brittany Fox was Barberton’s Rookie of the Year.
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 Informational Meetings

Barberton High School Guidance will sponsor two informational meetings for parents and students on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 6:00-7:30 pm.

A mandatory meeting for parents and students (first time, not those currently enrolled) interested in pursuing postsecondary enrollment options during the 2015-16 school year will be in the Library. At the same time the financial aid/FAFSA application process will be discussed with college bound seniors and parents in A150.

Mark your calendar!!!
Superintendent's Message (October)

Understanding State Testing

The State Report Card ratings came out last month and we at Barberton Schools were unhappy to receive two Fs out of the nine graded components.  It is particularly disappointing to our teachers who have been working very hard to increase student achievement, particularly with our students who have identified disabilities, so we take these ratings very seriously and will strive to improve them.

We do want to clarify, however some of the misconceptions that parents and community members may have about the new way the State is rating school districts...

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 
Superintendent's September Message

Barberton Schools Seeks Community Input

Superintendent Patti Cleary 

The Barberton Board of Education has been seeking ideas and opinions from parents, community members, staff and students as they create ...

Superintendent's August Message

A New and Improved Barberton High School

Patti Cleary

Improvements to Barberton school buildings are still ongoing.  BHS is the last phase of the district’s construction project.  We have been able to enhance the high school even more because the district came in under budget after building or renovating the middle school and both elementary buildings, and ...    
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. 
Superintendent's Message


Patti Cleary

  Governor Kasich’s Midbiennium Review Budget has outlined new graduation requirements for students entering ninth grade this fall.  The requirements for the Class of 2018 will include 

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. 
District Calendar

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