Barberton City Schools News
Elementary School Day Includes Computer Instruction

Ms. Lucas teaches kindergarteners the “peace sign” and the “number 1 sign” so they can easily learn the control-alt-delete command to sign in to their computers.

Students use hand sanitizer before signing on to their computers. This helps to keep BCSD computer labs totally virus free.

Elementary students in Barberton City Schools receive technology instruction from teachers Miss Laura Lucas at East and Mrs. Denise Recob at West. The technology curriculum provides each grade level the chance to participate in a series of computer safety activities tailored to their specific grade level. All grades learn about parts of the computer and their functions, as well as a little bit of tech history. A hands-on approach teaches students why and how technology is helpful and useful. Throughout the year, each grade level will also build up tech knowledge (word processing, emailing, use of digital images, internet research, etc.). Students work throughout the year to complete a final project that increases their skills and strengthens their understanding of concepts taught in their classrooms:

Kindergarten: A collaborative alphabet book.
First Grade: A written piece with graphic illustrations, varied font and other text features.
Second Grade: An online presentation of an animal research project.
Third Grade: An online Barberton history presentation.
Fourth Grade: An online presentation of an Ohio inventor research project.
Barberton's Riley Ries, Macy Kaisk commit to play softball at Cleveland State University

The Barberton City Schools would like to congratulate Riley Ries and Macy Kaisk on their signing with Cleveland State University Softball Program. Both Riley and Macy will continue their academic and softball careers for the Vikings of Cleveland State University.

Barberton seniors Riley Ries and Macy Kaisk have committed to continue their academic and athletic careers at Cleveland State University as members of the Vikings softball team. 

“Riley and Macy have played together since they were seven years old and are excited to continue their playing careers together for coach [Becky] Norris and Cleveland State,” said Barberton coach Steve Kaisk, who is also Macy’s father. 

Ries and Kaisk will both sign their national letter of intent in November. 

Ries, a catcher, is a 2014 All-Northeast Ohio and Honorable Mention All-Ohio selection. She also plays basketball. 

Kaisk, a pitcher, is also a 2014 All-Northeast Ohio and Honorable Mention All-Ohio selection. She also plays volleyball and basketball. 

Ries compiled a .529 batting average as a junior with six home runs, 29 runs batted in and just one strikeout. She also hit for the cycle in a game against Geneva. She plans to major in Sports Medicine. 

“Riley is undoubtedly one of the smartest players I have ever coached at the high school or travel ball level,” Kaisk said. “Her knowledge of the game and leadership skills put her in a class by herself. She is also one of the hardest working players I know.”

Kaisk posted a 9-2 record as a junior with one save, a 1.03 earned-run average, 83 strikeouts and eight walks. She also batted .333 with four home runs and 18 runs batted in. She plans to major in Accounting. 

“Macy is one of the toughest competitors in the circle,” Kaisk said. “She is what every coach would want in a pitcher. I have never seen her rattled no matter the situation.”

By Michael Beaven  Beacon Journal Sports Writer Published: September 25, 2014  
Kidscripts comes to BMS

Barberton Middle School fifth graders had the opportunity to meet with Mr. O'Connell from the Magical Theatre Company as we kicked off a writing rally in preparation for our Kidscript program this year. All fifth graders learned about the important parts of a story, as well as fun ways to ensure a story is creative and an original piece of writing. 

Our fifth graders will be writing a two to three page story that will be submitted to their language arts teacher. Of all the stories submitted, fifty will be sent to the staff at Magical Theatre Company to read and enjoy. They will then choose 2 to 3 stories to turn into plays that will be acted out this spring for all our students to enjoy. We are excited about this program and the many important skills our students learn while participating in Kidscripts.  
Girls' Tennis Team Wraps up Season

The BHS Varsity Girls' Tennis Team defeated Ravenna 3-2 in the last match of the season! This is the third team win of the season.
Abbey Carneal won 2nd singles 6-1 / 6-2. Sarah Bittinger won 3rd singles 6-3 / 6-0. Jelena Bundalo / Hristina Bundalo won 1st doubles 6-4 / 7-5.

The JV Team won 3 of the 4 doubles matches played.
Monica Roberts and Marissa Russo won their court in a pro set with a score of 8-6. Marah Owens and Kat Chiti won their court with a score of 8-2. Katie Monroe and Cassie Ray won their court with a score of 8-3. Kylie Haynes and Alex Juersivich lost in a close tie breaker with a score of 7-8.

The team finished the season strong and is looking forward to the Northeast Ohio Division I Girls Tennis Sectionals Tournament, which begins Tuesday, September 30. All matches will be played at Springside Racquet Club (Montrose area).
Hristina Bundalo will face Brunswick in first round of singles play. Lexi Gardner will face Copley in first round of singles play. Maria Burns will face Firestone in first round of singles play. Sarah Bittinger and Emily Burns will play Nordonia in first round of doubles. Jelena Bundalo and Abbey Carneal will play Strongsville in first round of doubles.
BHS Volleyball Update

The Barberton High School VS. St. Vincent- St. Mary High School Varsity Volleyball game played on September 23, 2014 will air on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel (1311 HD) on Friday, September 26 at 10am and 7pm. It will replay a few times and will end up on Local On Demand (Channel 411) under High School Sports / Volleyball / September.
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.
Magics Crush Cancer

Join Barberton City Schools in their fight against cancer. The BHS Advancement to Nursing students along with the BHS Teens Against Cancer and the MAGIC Girls are hosting the annual Magics Crush Cancer football game on Friday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. when the Magics host Akron North High School.

Students will be selling baked goods, balloons to be released at half time, pink leis, scarves, and t-shirts to raise money for The American Cancer Society, Barberton Relay for Life, Akron Children’s Hospital Childhood Cancer, and a local family who is affected by breast cancer. The BHS football team will be wearing yellow shoelaces to support Childhood Cancer in the Go 4 the Goal campaign.

Wear your pink on Friday, October 3 while supporting the Magics and raising awareness for breast cancer.
BE East Picture Day is Monday, October 6

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BEE Has A Heart!

Barberton Elementary East’s student council, led by Mrs. Julie Watts, contributed to the district’s efforts to raise funds for the Akron Heart Walk held, Saturday, September 13th. Grade levels were challenged to donate the most money for the cause. Each day, student council members counted the buckets of money and graphed the results for all to see. Congratulations to the Second graders who won the challenge by bringing the most money. East’s students raised $346!  
American Heart Walk

Cindy Boswell, Kara Patterson and Assistant Principal Joe Lattarulo worked with the Advancement to Nursing students from Barberton, Wadsworth, Norton and Copley to help Barberton High School raise money for the American Heart Walk. The students were successful in raising more than $450 for this outstanding cause!  
Parents as Partners

Click here for the "Parents as Partners on the Special Education Team" flyer.

These sessions, held in Cuyahoga Falls, will help parents learn about special education procedures and paperwork, and offer practical ideas on ways to become effective partners in your child's education.  Registration is required.
2014-15 Barberton City Schools Quality Profile
Click here for the 2014-15 Barberton City Schools Quality Profile 
September 11th Memorial Program

Students from the Criminal Science Technology Program participated in a September 11th Memorial Program at the Barberton Fire Department. Eagle Scout, Joe Polacek, and representatives from the Barberton High School Band were also in attendance to assist with the Memorial. 
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 ...

Free Vehicle Maintenance Inspection for BHS Students
BMS Garden is Tasty!

Eighth graders at Barberton Middle School got an extra surprise at lunch recently. Mrs. Jamison shared fresh tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers from the BMS Gardens!  
Ms. Samantha Coldwell - "30 for the Future" Award

Congratulations to Ms. Samantha Coldwell, Barberton High School Career and Technical Marketing Teacher, who was awarded the "30 for the Future" Award by the Greater Akron Chamber. The program honors people whose contributions affect their industries and the Akron area in positive ways.
Mr. Rob Walker - 2014 OCSS Outstanding Teacher

Congratulations to Mr. Rob Walker, Barberton High School Social Studies Teacher, who was named a 2014 Ohio Council of Social Studies Outstanding Teacher. Mr. Walker will receive his award at the annual OCSS conference.   
Registration is now OPEN for the 2014 'Cancer Fears the Runner' on!!

Click here for information on the 2014 'Cancer Fears the Runner' 5K and 1 mile walk.

Business Management student Abby Tolson collected 5,758 pairs of new socks and donated them to the Esther Ryan Shoe fund in Barberton! Abby is a compact student from Wadsworth. She completed this task as a project for Job’s Daughter which is an organization for young women that provides a wholesome environment based on the foundation of high morals, love of country, love of family and friends and respect for others throughout the world. 

Thank you, Abby for fulfilling a need for the children of Barberton! 
Summer /Back to School 2014 Information

Click Read More for the Summer /Back to School 2014 Information links that were previously displayed on the district webpage.
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 

BHS Football Preview

Welcome to the 2014 Barberton High School football season! We are very excited about the possibilities that exist as we enter the upcoming season. The BHS Football Program is led by BHS Alumni Tony Gotto. He returns to BHS and will help to lead the way, in returning the Magics back into a viable force in the football scene.

We are excited to announce the home schedule where the Magics will be playing eight games at Sharkey Stadium this fall. The football team opens at home on Friday September 5, 2014 against Springfield High School. This game will also be youth night and the Barberton All Sports Boosters will be holding their second annual “Magic Mayhem” at Barberton Middle School from 4:00- 6:00. On Friday September 12, 2014 the Magics will be hosting Alliance High School and we will be celebrating the accomplishments of the 1964 football team which compiled a record of 8-1 and will be celebrating their 50th anniversary. During week number 7, the Magics will be playing Canton Central Catholic High School and this will also be homecoming. Week ten has the BHS football team matching up against Northwest High School. This will be senior night where we introduce the 2014 fall sports athletes.

We hope that you are excited about the upcoming football season. Please plan on attending the games and also supporting our student athletes. BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Click here for a complete Varsity Football schedule. All Fall Sports schedules are currently available on our Athletic Department homepage.
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. 
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