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Mrs. Joyce Walker
Mr. Anthony Hermann
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Mr. Jonathan Travis
Assistant Principal
Mr. Jeremy Travis
Assistant Principal
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Barberton Middle School News
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
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
2014-15 Barberton City Schools Quality Profile
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Breakfast Awareness
Studies indicate students who eat breakfast are more alert and attentive. They are less likely to cause discipline problems; they perform better in the classroom and on tests, and are less likely to complain of headaches and stomachaches.

The school breakfast program guarantees that your child gets a nutritious morning meal. Recognizing how important for students to have a nutritious breakfast, Barberton City Schools Food Service Department offers breakfast daily in all schools.
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