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School News

  • Nutrition program benefits students  
     
    The Student Nutrition Department and the Greene County Farm Bureau Association have teamed up once again this Spring to bring valuable nutrition education to the elementary students of Beavercreek Schools in conjunction with Earth Day. The department earned a $1500 grant from the Ohio Farm Bureau Association to help provide, the theme of our 5th Annual “Earth Day with a Twist” program, “Ohio’s Great Whole Grains!”
     
    Our celebration was a week-long event that included wonderful nutrition educational outreach.
    The students learned about the importance of eating whole grains. There were displays of what whole grains look like and daily fun, fact-filled announcements. Grades K-3 colored whole grain coloring sheets that adorned the café walls and grades 4 and 5 were given Ag Mag flyers all about whole grain corn.
     
    Two books were donated to the library, Farmer George Plants a Nation and Grains on MyPlate. Along with all of the whole grain rich items served each day, the students also experienced whole grain cornbread! A random drawing was done to select the winners of the whole grain prizes that included, a cereal and sandwich puzzle and two whole grain bread baskets that were generously donated by the Aunt Millie Bakery. The winners are pictured below.
     
    Many thanks to the Ohio Farm Bureau Association and Aunt Millie’s Bakery for their support of our efforts to bring nutrition education to our young students.
    Prize Winners
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  • District presents Optional iPad Insurance Program
     
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  • iPads: Responsibilities and Parent/Guardian Agreement for K-8 students
    In an effort to further personalize instruction, Beavercreek Schools will provide an iPad for every K-8 student.  K-8 parents and guardians should review the following information as soon as possible: LetterAgreement; Updated Q&A and List of Apps. For more information about how the iPads will be used, visit http://goo.gl/jZkWJG.
     
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  • School Supply Lists can be found by clicking the Quicklink at left.
     
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  • School Year Calendar
    Beavercreek Schools' 2014-15 school year calendar can be found here.
     
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  • School Hours 
    School hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. *Walkers may not arrive to school before 7:25 a.m.*
     
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District News

  • Prestigious performance opportunity for jazz band

    It is a well-established fact that Beavercreek City Schools’ band program is among the finest in the state of Ohio. This reputation, coupled with an incredibly high level of performance, has produced an opportunity few programs will ever see.

    The Jacob Coy Middle School Jazz Band has been selected to perform at the 2016 OMEA Professional Development Conference in Cincinnati. Chosen from a blind audition, Coy’s jazz band stood out from the hundreds who applied. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our kids and our program,” said Marlyn Strickland, who directs band activities at Coy Middle School.

    The OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) is one of the oldest music education associations in the country. During their annual development conference, each selected ensemble will have 60 minutes to perform for attending members and supporters.

    For members of Coy’s jazz band, it is the opportunity to show they are some of today’s best student-musicians. For Beavercreek City Schools, it is validation of the excellence many expect from the band program. “We want to push the program forward. Great things are happening here and we want people to know about it.” Come January, a lot more people will.

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  • Bamford to Parkwood Elementary School

    Susan Bamford will be the new principal at Parkwood Elementary School when classes resume, August 25th. Bamford has extensive classroom experience in multiple districts where she was a kindergarten teacher, literacy coach, core curriculum coach, and building turnaround coach. She comes to us from Middletown City Schools after completing her tenure as principal at Wildwood Elementary School.

    Bamford’s postsecondary education began at Wright State University where she attained a bachelor’s degree in marketing. To complete her educational licensure program and receive a master’s degree in educational leadership, Bamford attended McGregor School of Antioch. From there, Miami University was Bamford’s choice to complete her principal licensure program.

    “I am honored to be part of such a great community,” Bamford said. “I want to continue to create an engaging learning environment where the needs of my students are met.”

    Susan Bamford

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  • Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue partners with BCS to provide life-saving training

    Beavercreek City Schools has teamed up with Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue to ensure staff members receive life-saving CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) training, at a tremendous savings to the district.
     
    The school district is required to ensure every building has staff members who are certified in CPR and AED use. While staff members can complete some of the training online, they are required to undergo a hands-on skills assessment and evaluation with an in-person instructor. Since 2014, the Beavercreek Township Fire Department has provided this skills assessment free of charge, certifying dozens of school district employees at a savings to the district of $35 per person.
     
    Andrew Brewer, Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue CPR coordinator, said the service was part of the department’s community outreach efforts.
     
    “The Beavercreek Township Fire Department is committed to making the community a part of the comprehensive care of its citizens,” Brewer said. “And we don’t limit the classes to the school district. In fact, since we implemented our public CPR program in 2013, we have certified more than 300 citizens. We’re proud to offer this level of training to our community.”
     
    The district is certainly appreciative of the department’s time and expertise.
     
    “This has been a great opportunity for our staff and our district, and we want to thank Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue for their generosity and assistance,” said Board of Education President Mick Lundy. “There is tremendous value to the community when public agencies partner and support each other to keep our residents safe and healthy.”
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  • New principal for BHS 

    At its regularly scheduled June meeting, the Beavercreek Board of Education approved a contract to employ Jeffrey W. Jones as principal of Beavercreek High School.
     
    Jones comes to Beavercreek City Schools after a successful tenure as principal at Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio. Additional administrative experience was garnered as associate principal at Rutherford B. Hayes High School in Delaware, Ohio. Jones also has extensive academic committee work and almost 15 years of teaching experience on his résumé.
     
    Educated at Otterbein College, The Ohio State University, and Ashland University, Jones will take the reins at Beavercreek High School in August when the 2015-2016 school year begins. “I am humbled to have been selected to work with the students, staff, and community of Beavercreek and hope to uphold the great standard that has already been set by my predecessors,” Jones said.
     
    Dr. William McGlothlin, Superintendent of Beavercreek City Schools: “We are fortunate to have a professional of his caliber in such an important position. I am confident his leadership will pave the way for student success and help our district continue to be one of the best in Ohio.”  
    Jeffrey W. Jones
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  • New principal at Shaw Elementary

    With approval from the Beavercreek Board of Education, Susan Peveler will become the new principal of Shaw Elementary School to start the 2015-2016 school year.

    Peveler comes to our district from Northwest Local Schools in Hamilton County where she was an assistant principal at White Oak Middle School. Prior to that, she completed a successful tenure as assistant principal/teacher at Monfort Heights Elementary in the same district. In addition to years of experience in the classroom, Peveler has experience as a gifted intervention specialist.

    Peveler received her education from Old Dominion University and the University of Cincinnati; she holds a bachelor’s degree in human services counseling and a master’s degree in educational leadership.
    Susan Peveler  
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  • Camp Invention 2015 a success

     
    Students from across the county gathered at Trebein Elementary School to partake in this year’s edition of Camp Invention. Throughout the week, campers were able to have fun while learning important skills they will need to be successful in life.

    Camp Invention is a program designed to help children use science to explore, create, and invent. Through hands-on activities and exercises, students learn skills needed for success in the 21st century workplace such as collaboration, innovation, and critical thinking. “This program is for every child, not just gifted children,” said Nichole Erwin, Camp Invention Director and teacher at Valley Elementary School.

    Campers are given a lot of latitude when it comes to conceptualizing and ultimately building their ideas from scratch. Inspired by modules presented by instructors during the week, prototypes are built and tested to let campers see their ideas come to life. Erwin made it clear that Camp Invention is not a conventional approach to learning because it allows children the opportunity to see what happens when creativity works hand-in-hand with science.    

    The counselors and staff felt this year was a huge success and want to thank parents for their support and campers for their tireless energy, “they had great ideas and were excited to learn.” Also, staff members want to thank Lisa Walk, principal at Trebein Elementary School, for helping make this year’s Camp Invention a valuable experience for so many campers.  


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  • District technology fuels student learning

    The goal Beavercreek City Schools achieved, with funding from the district’s first Straight A Grant, was implementing a program of individualized instruction through the use of technology. The district’s initiative takes learning one step further and allows students to continue to learn through the summer months.

    The K-8 Summer Learning Opportunity allows students to use their district iPad during the summer months for additional individualized instruction. Specialized lessons that are commonly referred to as quests or missions are provided based on assessments given during the school year.

    “Each quest or mission is created for an individual student based on the student’s performance on the NWEA’s MAP Test,” said Curriculum Supervisor Kevin Cornell.  Administered three times a year, the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) tests are designed to identify strengths, weaknesses, and progress in the areas of mathematics and reading. Those results are used by eSpark, a company that specializes in personalized learning on the iPad, to create individualized quests and missions.

    This kind of individualized instruction for kindergarten through 8th grade students is at the heart of a progressive philosophy; technology compliments classroom instruction to create content that best suits each student’s needs. “This is the beauty of using technology to help students learn.”

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  • BHS seniors recognized and awarded

    The Beavercreek community has a long, proud tradition of supporting Beavercreek City Schools and its students. This year, the tradition continued at the Larry Stevens Memorial Senior Awards.

    A total of $80,900 in scholarships and grants were awarded to some outstanding students of the 2015 senior class. Representatives from organizations both public and private were on-hand to recognize students for dedication, leadership, and commitment to excellence throughout their academic career at BHS.

    This scholarship program was open to students who planned on attending a college or university in the fall. In addition to filling out an application, students had to complete an interview process with a local scholarship committee before final decisions were made regarding award recipients. 
     
     

     
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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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  • BHS student wins national writing competition

    Andy Rice, a Beavercreek High School student, demonstrated a keen understanding of events that occurred during the Second World War; his knowledge has now won him national accolades.

    Rice received a $1,500 scholarship as the first place winner of the Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition. His research paper focused on the events, history, and rationale leading to the use of atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Rice was also required to speculate how refusing to use atomic weapons would have changed the course of history.

    For this year’s competition, 120 students across six states submitted similar research papers concerning the use of atomic weapons on Japan during the Second World War. After an initial judging determined the finalists, the Deputy Director of the U.S. Air Force Field Heritage Program determined that Rice was the first place winner.

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