Barberton City Schools News
Order your Mother's Day Roses from DI

Express your love this Mother's Day with Roses! Click here for an order form. All proceeds to benefit Barberton Destination Imagination.

Dozen Roses (Assorted Colors) $20.00
Dozen Red Roses $30.00

Orders and money are due by Friday, May 2 to Mr. Jensen at Barberton Middle School.

Destination Imagination is sending 6 teams to DI state competition Saturday, April 26! We are hoping that these teams will qualify for global finals that will be held next month in Tennessee!
"Strike Out Cancer"

BHS Cosmetology Teacher, Millie Gerak, and BHS Math Teacher, Mike Andric, are honored cancer survivors at the 1st annual "Strike Out Cancer" softball game.

Junior Advancement to Nursing students visit SUMMA Barberton Hospital

The 2013-2014 the Junior Advancement to Nursing students visit SUMMA Barberton Hospital's telemetry and critical areas of the hospital. The visit included a short tour and presentation by the unit managers.

Critical care unit manager Annette Ivan-Meidlinger, RN, pictured back right, shared not only her expertise and knowledge regarding her departments but shared her experience as 2007 CAMEO of Caring nurse.

Unit Manager Amanda Reid, RN, MSN, pictured front left, graduated from the first Advancement to Nursing class in 2005. Now, a Unit Manager at SUMMA Barberton Hospital she shares her experience and journey to manager of the telemetry unit at SUMMA Barberton Hospital.

Dianna Kupar, pictured front right, is a Norton High School 2010 graduate who completed the Advancement to Nursing program 2010. Dianna is a Nurse Extern at SUMMA Barberton Hospital and will be graduating from the University of Akron College of Nursing in May 2014.  
First Place!

Congratulations to Kaylee S, Barberton High School senior, for placing first in Nursing Assisting at the Skills USA state competition!  
Cisco/A+ Junior Class

Cisco/A+ is a two-year Career & Technical, College Tech Prep program available to all students in the Four Cities Compact. The Cisco/A+ program prepares students to enter college or the workforce with essential Information Technology (IT) skills in computer maintenance/repair/upgrades and networking. During the course of the program students will be preparing to take IT certification tests such as Comp TIA A+ and Cisco exams.  
Barberton City School District Academic Hall of Fame

The Barberton City Schools Academic Hall of Fame Selection Committee has chosen seven members to be inducted into the Class of 2014. The Academic Hall of Fame was created to honor Barberton Schools’ graduates who achieved great success in their pursuit of higher education and/or in their careers.

A banquet honoring the inductees will be held at Slovene Party Center in Barberton on Thursday, April 24th. Tickets are $22 and may be purchased by calling Patti Heitic at 330-753-1025, ext. 13116, or by stopping in the Board of Education office at 479 Norton Avenue 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The class of 2014 is:

Harry J. Bauschlinger, class of 1943
Mark Carson, class of 1974
Greg Macko, class of 1973
William H. Mobley, Ph.D., class of 1959
Frederick A. Slezak, M.D., MBA, class of 1972
Duane Richard Stephens, class of 1965
Nora (Severance) Whitten, class of 1973

Please consider honoring these graduates by attending the Induction Banquet on April 24th.
Superintendent's Message
Superintendent's Message by Patti Cleary

In previous columns I have reported on the State of the Schools in regard to finance, facilities, and academics. The final installment of this report will focus on athletics, extra-curricular activities, communication and collaboration with families and community partners.
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.
BMS OEMA Solo and Ensemble News!

Congratulations to the BMS Band students who recently participated in the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival. These students performed extremely well and were great representatives of our school!

Superior Rating (I)
Dustin L., Nick R., Jack S. – Trombone Trio Jacob W., Lee M., Bladon G., Jack S., Dustin L., Euro A.– Brass Sextet Jason N., Jacob G., Petar M. – Woodwind Trio Matilyn T., Aliyah R., Celeste S. – Woodwind Trio Eric W., Trevor C., Chris S. – Percussion Trio Vivionna C. – Flute Solo Ferdian A.– Tuba Solo Jodi M. – French Horn Solo Chris S. – Snare Drum Solo Crystal F. – Trumpet Solo Chris B. – Alto Saxophone Solo Shyloh R.– Flute Solo Sienna S. – Flute Solo Aliyah R. – Oboe Solo Matilyn T. – Flute Solo

Excellent Rating (II)
Sienna S., Vivionna C., Savannah O. –Flute Trio Jodi M., Rodney S., Kelcie Y., Bladon G. – French Horn Quartet Jacob W. – Trumpet Solo Kelcie Y. – French Horn Solo
Congratulations Sydney!!

Barberton Elementary West 4th grader, Sydney S, has qualified in the Ohio PTA Reflections program in both literature and film production. She received an Award of Excellence from the Ohio PTA Reflections program for her film which is being sent to the National PTA Reflections program. The 2013 reflections theme was Believe, Dream, Inspire.  
BHS Musical Magics in Chicago!

The Barberton High School Musical Magics (Band) visited Chicago over Spring Break. Like the Barberton Band Program on Facebook to learn more about their exciting trip and to keep up with band activities and events.  
Calamity Day Letter

Letters have gone home with report cards to explain our plan to make up days. The plan will begin on April 14th. The letter is also attached here.
CSU Field Trip

Students in Mr. Donnelly's Barberton High School science class recent visited the Cleveland State University Cadaver Lab.  
BMS Student is a PTA Reflections State Winner!
 Congratulations to Barberton Middle School eighth grader, Nicholas N, a State of Ohio Photography Winner in the PTA Reflections Program. The theme for this year was "Believe, Dream, Inspire".

                                                                                      Photo by Nicholas N.  
BHS Red Cross Blood Drive

Student Council members sign up senior, David C,. for their upcoming Blood Drive. The Blood Drive will be Thursday, March 27, 2014 and all eligible students are encouraged to participate.  
Eastside Players

Barberton Elementary East teachers, Mrs. Laura Lapehn and Mrs. Janice Firtha, volunteered their time to lead a fourth grade school drama club. Over thirty students joined the club and took the stage to perform Pinocchio.

The club has chosen a script written and adapted for a large cast of young performers. In order to provide this enriching experience to many children, rather than just a few, Mrs. Lapehn and Mrs. Firtha split many of the large parts in order to cast several lead roles instead of one.  
Barberton High School Cosmetology

Barberton cosmetology students doing home made ingredient enzyme facials.

The Barberton High School Cosmetology Salon, 555 Barber Road, is open to community members from 11:45 am - 1:30 pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. All chemical services are at 11:45 am. 

Contact Mrs. Millie Gerek at Barberton High School (330-745-1084) for pricing and additional information.  
Superintendent's Message

State of the Schools
by Mrs. Patti Cleary

We are very pleased to announce that the State of the Barberton City School District is strong and fiscally sound. We have four technology-rich school buildings that are safe and secure, an exemplary financial audit report and outstanding staff who teach children using research-based curriculum and best practice teaching strategies.
Open Enrollment Applications Accepted Beginning January 27

Our schools’ open enrollment program allows
parents to apply for their children to attend the Barberton City Schools rather than the Ohio school district where they live.

Click for Open Enrollment Brochure
Click for Open Enrollment Application
Superintendent's Message

To call a snow day or to not call a snow day - Patti Cleary, Superintendent

Ask any superintendent if they enjoy making a decision to call a snow day and my guess is that they will respond with an emphatic, “NO!” As a student and a teacher, I loved having a snow day, but now they mean I have a tough decision to make.
There are many factors a superintendent needs to consider before school is called off for the day.  
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