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  • District D-Labs open for learning

    The district’s four Design Thinking Labs (D-Labs) are officially open. These labs, built using funds from the district’s $995,000 Straight-A Grant, usher in an investigative and entrepreneurial approach to learning.

    Located at Beavercreek High School, Ferguson Hall, Coy Middle School, and Ankeney Middle School, the recently completed labs are designed to foster creative thinking that helps students solve real-world problems. “Our students will now begin learning a process that incorporates collaboration, creating and defining ideas, peer feedback, and problem solving,” said Assistant Superintendent Susan Hayward, Ph.D. “It is known as Design Thinking and it will help students hone skills needed for success in the 21st century.”

    The district’s new Design Thinking approach is embedded in science and social studies courses and in electives for students in grades 8-12. Classes are taught by district teachers who have received immersive, hands-on training. When students and teachers put Design Thinking principles into action, great things will happen, a belief shared by Hayward, “the synergy created by this process will create a positive impact on our students and district for years to come.”

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  • Student excels at State Science Day

    Beavercreek City Schools excel at producing some of the brightest students in the state; a recent honor for scientific achievement proves it. 

    Rachel Martin, an Ankeney Middle School 6th grade student, received a Superior rating at the 67th Annual State Science Day, hosted by The Ohio State University. A panel of 8 judges determined her research project, which explored the effects of storage on Vitamin C, to be exemplary. “I was nervous after the judging but I got a good score,” Martin said.

    Recognition for her scientific prowess is nothing new for Martin. In addition to this latest accomplishment in Columbus, she also received a Superior rating for her project at the Ankeney Science Fair, and a Superior rating at the district science fair in Cedarville.

    Encouraged by her teachers and family, Martin wants to participate in science competitions over the next several years. She hopes to join a select group of students who compete at the state level in consecutive years. “I want to thank my mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa. I couldn’t keep doing all of this without them.” 

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  • Preschool construction nears completion
    The new Beavercreek City Schools preschool addition, connected to the current Board of Education offices located at the corner of Kemp and Hanes roads, is nearing completion. The 18,500 square foot addition will contain 9 classrooms, each capable of accommodating approximately 14 students per class session. It is a facility intended to benefit students while meeting the needs of the district.

    Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, a more secure, engaging, and modern learning environment will exist. Additionally, the new preschool will satisfy state and federal laws mandating public schools must offer preschool special education services. “This state-of-the-art preschool building is specifically designed for the early learning and developmental needs of our students,” stated Bobbie Fiori, Director of Pupil Services. “The progression of this project and the enthusiasm of the preschool staff are exciting.”

    An open house where the public can view the dynamic layout and architectural design of the new preschool is being planned. Beavercreek City Schools will also hold a formal dedication ceremony before the doors open to students.

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  • Military luncheon a success

    April is designated the Month of the Military Child. So, it comes as no surprise that Trebein Elementary School’s military luncheon was a complete success.

    Coordinator of the event, Robin Williams, shared the importance of this annual luncheon. "It's beautiful to see families who have impending deployments be able to see each other and spend time together."

    James Mitchell, Deputy of Department System Manager for the F-15, couldn't agree more, "I don't often get a chance to visit during school hours or go to after school events. It's nice to see my daughter [Lauren] during the day and talk."

    This year, as a demonstration, military dogs from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base were on hand displaying their athleticism and intelligence. Lisa Walk, Trebein Elementary School principal, is very optimistic about the success of the military luncheon. She is hopeful the luncheon will be even bigger and even better next year.-Article by Sarah Christy

    Howard and Geoffrey Towers Lauren and James Mitchell Siv and Emilie Gunnesmael, Victor and Maria Ortega
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  • Student receives honorable mention for digital photography
    Najai Johnson, a senior at Beavercreek High School, received an honorable mention award for her entry in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. Congressman Mike Turner congratulated Johnson for her achievement and applauded Kathy Broyles, an art teacher at Beavercreek High School, for her hard work putting together student entries.

    “I love photography because it allows me to express myself through others in such an unrealistic way,” Johnson said. Her dream is to be a fashion photographer or editor in chief of a major fashion magazine.-Article by Barbara Adams  

     Student receives honorable mention for digital photography
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  •  STEM jet renovations continue
    An important step in renovating the Beavercreek STEM Jet was completed by students and staff from the Greene County Career Center. 

    Students studying Electrical Wiring and Motor Controls helped complete phase 1 of demolition while gaining valuable field experience. For students, all of them seniors, it was the first time working on an here.

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  • Straight A Grant 2 update
    Thanks to the $995,000 Straight A Grant obtained by the Beavercreek City School District, construction of Design Thinking Labs (D-Labs) is nearing completion. Also, staff and students are preparing to use these labs as part of the district's new approach to education and career readiness, find out how.  
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  • Reading Recovery intervention making a difference

    Reading Recovery, a nationally known intervention designed to help the district’s first grade students improve their reading skills, celebrates 30 years this year. Next year, Beavercreek City Schools will celebrate 30 years with Reading Recovery. The Board of Education and community members learned what methods the program uses to improve a student’s performance.

    Highly trained teachers use daily, 30 minute, one-to-one lessons that supplement the student’s classroom instruction. Sessions with the student include writing, familiar reading, word and letter work, a cut up story, and reading a new book.

    Positive results are happening thanks to Reading Recovery. This is another example of Beavercreek City Schools using research based intervention to help students achieve their full potential.  

    Recovery intervention making a difference
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  • “In View Hosted by Larry King” to feature Beavercreek City Schools 
    The commitment to a dynamic, comprehensive education that prepares students for the 21st century workplace will be explored in an upcoming television series titled, In View Series. 
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  • Community unites to create new logo 
    The new Beavercreek High School logo was unveiled today in a formal ceremony. The new logo represents over a year of intense collaborative design work to capture the spirit and passion for Beavercreek shared by the school district and its supporters.
    Beavercreek High School Principal Marian West, who coordinated efforts between the district and community, summed up the overall focus and goal of the project, “we wanted this to be something that unifies us all because Beavercreek is a special place to be.” Her feelings were echoed by those in attendance, including students, staff, alumni, and community members.
    The new Beavercreek High School logo will appear on the uniforms of its athletic teams. Apparel featuring the new logo will be available soon.
    The new Beavercreek High School logo  
    The new Beavercreek High School logo  
    Beavercreek High School has a new logo  
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