BHS Softball Wins District Championship
BMS DI Team Takes 3rd Place at GLOBAL contest!!!
Summer 2015 Information
Barberton City Schools News
Athletic Physicals
UPDATED: 5/25/15

Due to the Barberton High School Girls' Softball Team participation in the OHSAA Regional Softball Tournament on Thursday, May 28, 2015, the athletic physicals that were scheduled for 6:00 pm at Barberton High School on Thursday, have been postponed. Once we have a new date established, we will make the necessary notifications.
Softball Honors

Congratulations to the following BHS softball players on their outstanding accomplishments:

Riley Ries

1st Team All District

2nd Team All State
Macy Kaisk

2nd Team All District
Kloee Cuckler

Honorable Mention All District
Alcoa and BHS Team Up

Alcoa Barberton recently hosted thirteen students and three administrators from the Four Cities Compact (Barberton, Norton, Wadsworth, and Copley) precision machining class. The students are studying various areas of machining, including CNC operation and programming. While at Alcoa, they took a tour of the plant to learn more about the company’s product and the processes. They met with employees in operations and engineering and learned more about their role in the business. Alcoa is looking forward to sharing more about their company effort to continue building positive relationships within the community.
BEE Field Day

Kindergarten, first grade and second grade students at Barberton Elementary East, enjoyed a very fun field day organized by Mr. Hance, the gym teacher. Pictured are Kindergarten students Abby M and Halie R with Mr. Hance.

Football Team Sharing Stories

Members of the Barberton High School Football team recently read to students at Barberton Elementary East. They also encouraged the younger students to work hard in school and in extra curricular activities!
Upward Bound

BHS Seniors Cameron Cromer and Lataisha Jones will be traveling to Florence, Italy to study abroad for one month with Upward Bound/Kent State University. They will be studying the Italian Language and Communications along with eight other high school seniors from the Upward Bound program.
OC Barber Project

Students in Mrs. Carlucci's 3rd grade class, at Barberton Elementary East, worked on reports about Barberton and the city's founder O. C. Barber. They completed the entire writing process of researching, taking notes, editing, and using technology to publish their writing. Students pictured, seated: Jenna M., Morgan L., Allison W. Standing: Kieron S., Noah D., Landon C., and Carson K.
Global Recognition!!!

"Umm, I Forgot Their Name," our 8th grade DI team from Barberton Middle School, won 3rd place Globally and had the Highest Instant Challenge Score Globally at the DI Global Competition this week! They competed against 68 teams Globally!

They are the first DI team from Barberton to place at the Global Competition. Congratulations Brandon Fogle, Courtney Kemp, Jaycee Lappin, Jamie Matheson, Brevan Mitchell, Nelson Velo!
Barberton DI is GLOBAL Bound!!!

GoGo 6
Barberton Middle School

Umm... I Forgot Their Name
Barberton Middle School

Purple Pride
Barberton High School

Good Luck to our three Destination Imagination Teams at the Global DI Finals in Tennessee.

100% Passing Rate!

Congratulations to the senior Cosmetology students. The entire class passed their State Board Exams that were taken May 13, 2015.
BHS Musical Magics

The BHS MARCHING MUSICAL MAGICS debuted their new uniforms at Saturday's Cherry Blossom Parade. The students and staff extend a huge thank you to the Barberton Band Boosters and the School Board and Administration for making these new uniforms a reality.
Math and Science at the Point!

The BHS Physics and Math Club spent the day at Cedar Point during Math and Science Week at the park.

History Tour

The third grade students, from Barberton Elementary East, enjoyed a historical tour around Barberton. The students went to the police station, Mayor's office and the library's historical room.
Barberton Girls' Basketball Skills Camp

It is very important that we keep our youth developing from year to year so they are ready when it comes time for them to go into Middle School and then on to High School.

Basketball Skills Camp is just part of the making sure girls at Barberton are learning what they need to know to improve. This camp will be very fundamental orientated and also fun.

My coaching staff and I along with girls from our High School program will be there to work with your daughter each day. Please take the time to fill out this flyer and send it in. We will order basketball for each girl along with a t-shirt and this helps to make sure we have what we need for her.

Coach Greg Whitmer
Mineral Study at BEE

Mrs. Norris’ third graders are investigating minerals during their hands-on science lesson at Barberton Elementary School East. Students examined all of the properties of each mineral. In their next unit, they will be comparing properties of the three different types of rocks.
Business Management National Competition!

Congratulations to Business Management students Tempestt Rogers (BHS), Logan Seifert (BHS), Alex Seme (WHS) and Abby Tolson (WHS). They represented Barberton High School and the Four Cities Compact well by placing FOURTH in the NATION in the Administrative Support Team competition at the recent Business Professionals of America Conference held in Anaheim, CA. They competed against 52 other teams and over 5,000 students from across the country participated in the national business level skills competitions.  
First Annual Cultural Event

The cultural event held on April 30th was a testament of what a great opportunity it is to be part of the Barberton City School district. It was a very moving experience to bring the families of different backgrounds together. There was food from Arabic, German, Ghanaian, Italian, Mexican, Serbian, and Ukrainian cultures. The highlight of the night was having students, Mavis Sugden (7th grade from Ghana) and Hajir Alhilali (9th grade from Iraq) share their stories about how they moved to America and how BCS helped them adjust to their new lives. Deep connections were made between the families of different cultures and it is evidence of how wonderful and diverse the Barberton community is.
BMS Students Attend Annual Reading/Writing Fest

Eleven Seventh and Eighth Graders from BMS attended the annual Reading and Writing Festival at Kent State University.

Emma Miller and Morgan Andrews from BMS got second place in the group writing contest. Alyson Penrod from BMS got fifth place in the impromptu writing contest.

Thanks to all who attended for making us proud to be Magics!
Biographies Come to Life at BEE!

Students in Mrs. Hoover's second grade class, from Barberton Elementary East, read biographies, dressed up as the individual they studied and presented their information to the class.
AP Calculus

Students preparing to take the AP Calculus Exam at Barberton High School say they are smarter without shoes!  
BEE Characters!

Rumpelstiltskin was represented by
Michael D, Chris M, Payton D, Cameron B.
Sidney Rella was
represented by
Christian C, Brianna M,
Braylon K

Mrs. Weigand's 3rd grade students at Barberton Elementary East read a book and completed a character study. On the back of their drawings, they drew pictures or use words to show the characters's actions and emotions. This is called an open-mind character portrait, and they shared them with their classmates. Students had a fun time with their characters.
BEE Clean Up!

Students in Mrs. Watts' fourth grade class and Mrs. Maxwell's second grade class, at Barberton Elementary East, celebrated Earth day by cleaning up and weeding the front flower beds of the school.
Most Improved!

Michael Brown, a fourth grade student in Mrs. Watts' class at Barberton Elementary East, received the Most Improved Student award from Kiwanis.  
Job Fair at Aloca - Barberton

May 4, May 12, May 18, May 26, and June 1. 

Click here for more information.
Superintendent's Message (May 2015)

Calendar Changes Allows For More Parent Conferences 
Patti Cleary 

Parent-teacher conferences are the best way I know for parents to really learn how their students are doing in school.  They can see children’s work and discuss student progress with teachers.  I’ve learned, however, that there is not enough time during our designated parent-teacher conference nights to see every parent who wants a meeting. 

Beginning next school year, we plan to extend. . .  
8th Grade Celebration

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Parents and guardians are welcome to join us. Picnic lunch will be provided!

Click here for reservation form. Be respond by May 15.  
New Styles for 2015-2016


Thanks for a great year! The BHS Cosmetology Department will resume full salon services in the Fall of 2015! Call: 330-753-1084 ext 25309 for more information.
International Career Development Conference

Congratulations to Katie Ebner and Ashley Cook who are competing at at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Florida!  
BHS Most Improved

Congratulations to seniors Dylan Bond and Amber Mason who were named Kiwanis Most Improved Students for Barberton High School.
Scholars Day at NEOMED

Advancement to Nursing students recently participated in "Scholars Day" for Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) at NEOMED. 

Residents Go Wireless: (First Place)
Brittany Hout and Kirsten Nielsen (WHS)
Miranda Cope and Claire Coughenour (NHS)

Bulldoze Bullying: (First Place)
Megan McCrosky and Dorian Carter (BHS)
Sydney Neugebauer (WHS)
Bulldoze Bullying Volunteers: Emily Dobbing, Karisa Hillyer, and Haley Haldeman (BHS)   
Growing in Kindergarten!

The kindergarten students in Mrs. Barber’s class “planted” a lima bean and popcorn kernel in cotton balls in a plastic bag. Many were successful in growing the plants. They watched them for two weeks and recorded their observations. Shown are Paul, Mackenzie and Noah.  
BHS Football Team: Taking Pride in Barberton!

Several Barberton High School football players volunteered for "Take Pride in Barberton Day." Coach Gotto and the team cleaned from Wooster Road North expressway entrance to the Magic City Plaza.  
War of the Roses Grand Nationals

Three girls from Barberton Middle school attended the War of the Roses Grand Nationals Tournament in Michigan on April 18-19, 2015 
Brooklyn Adamson (7th grade) placed: Greco-6th, Folk-4th, Free-4th
Unique Stallworth (6th grade) placed Greco-5th, Folk-3rd, Free-1st
Breanna Adamson (6th grade) placed: Greco-4th, Folk-2nd, Free-2nd
Congratulations Girls!!!  
Greek Pizza at BHS!

The cooks in our Food Services Department love trying new recipes. The BHS cooks have created a Greek Pizza featuring Chicken, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, a blend of Mozzarella and Provolone cheeses, fresh Green Peppers and a Jalapeno Honey Mustard Sauce ...its yummy!!!!!

Visit the Food Services page by clicking here for more pictures, menus, and more!  
November 2015 8th grade Washington DC Trip Information

Click here for Itinerary and Registration.

Qualifications to go on the 8th grade DC Trip

-No more than 3 unexcused absences (Doctors note excluded)
-Must not have excessive tardies

-2 or less days of ISS

** In addition, teachers and/or administrators reserve the right to remove any student from the DC trip at their discretion.  
Superintendent's Message (April 2015)

The Magic Way: a positive approach

Patti Cleary


We all know how good education works.  Teachers explain and model good reading, writing and math skills, students practice the skills, get feedback from teachers, and then master the skills.  So it stands to reason that positive behavioral practices can be taught the same way, right?  


Attention anyone interested in wrestling at all ages. Barberton High School will be having open mats every Tuesday & Wednesday from 2:45- 4:00 pm. Come be a champion!!!
Class of 2016 Senior Class Picture Submission Information & Requirements

Class of 2016 Senior Class Picture Submission Information & Requirements

  • Student choice pose
  • Color, horizontal photo
  • Electronic submissions only via:
    1. Email
    2. CD from photographer
    3. Yearbook Snap (free app) using code BHSCigam and “portraits” category

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.  

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
Barberton City Schools
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Mission: To serve every child by challenging him/her to act with purpose and compassion in order to be productive, contributing citizens of our community and the world, and to impact future generations.

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School Closing Information

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 weather 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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