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 Moby Max and Raz Kids Links Now Located Under Staff Links Tab

Links to connect to Moby Max (grades K-8) and Raz Kids (grades K-5) are now available under the Staff Links tab at the top of the home page.  These programs can also be used to stay fresh on subjects during the summer months.  Any questions, please contact your teacher or Tina Cassidy, Primary Education Coordinator at cassidyk@mcsoh.org.


   

Safe School Helpline

To view the letter by Dr. Kristine Quallich, Director of Educational Services, containing valuable information on the Safe School Helpline, a resource available to parents, students and others who have concerns regarding a student's safety, health or well-being, please click here.



Medina High School Summer Camp Information Now Online


Medina High School summer youth camp information and registration is now available online. Please go to the following link  (www.medinaathletics, "Bees HQ" tab, then "Summer Camps") for specific dates, times and costs. Also, go to the Flyer Central page of our website for additional summer camps and youth programs available in the Medina area. 





Random Student Drug Testing Information Available on Medina Athletics and Channel 36 Websites

Information is available for district parents regarding the discussion on random student drug testing. Please click here or go to www.medinaathletics.com to read the "Frequently Asked Questions" from the May community meeting. 

You can also view the meeting video by clicking here or by going to medinatv.org, clicking on "Video on Demand" then "PEG Central" and selecting "MCS Athletic Drug Testing Discussion."

For questions related to random student drug testing, please contact Jeff Harrison, MHS Athletic Director, by e-mail at harrisoj@mcsoh.org.




Board of Education Accepting Applications for Doug Adamczyk’s Vacated Seat

The Board of Education is accepting applications to fill the vacated seat of Board president Doug Adamczyk.

To be eligible to be appointed to the Board of Education, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age, reside in the Medina City School District, and have been registered to vote for the past 30 days.

Applications will be available beginning May 12 and can be obtained by calling Noreen Paffumi at 330-636-3010 or visiting the Board Office at 739 Weymouth Road between 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:00 – 3:00 PM, or by emailing npaffumi@mcsoh.org. Applications are due to the Board Office by 3:00 PM, Wednesday, May, 27. The Board will determine the interview timeline at its May 18 meeting.

The Board encourages applications from candidates who seek to assist the board in maintaining educational excellence. For questions regarding board service, individuals can contact any current board member. Board member email addresses can be found on the “Meet Your Board of Education” page on the district web site at www.medinabees.org.



Fred Hargrove Young Artists Auditions Set

Fred Hargrove Young Artists, in collaboration with Buckeye Community Theatre, announce auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.   Performance dates are July 30, 31, August 1 and 2 on the Medina High School Middle Stage.

Audition dates are Wednesday, May 20 and Thursday, May 21 from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Those ages 6-18 wishing to audition are asked to sign up for a 45 minute time slot by contacting the Director, Amanda Zisk by phone at 330.321.1679 or by email at amandamarie8@gmail.com.  Time slots available are as follows: 

Wednesday, May 20:  5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m, 6:20 p.m.-7:05 p.m., 7:10 p.m.-7:55 p.m., 8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.


Thursday, May 21:  5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m, 6:20 p.m.-7:05 p.m., 7:10 p.m.-7:55 p.m., 8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.


Each time slot can accommodate 10 children

Audition requirements: 

Music audition:  18-22 bars of a song in the style of the show.  Participants may sing a Disney song with the exception of songs from Beauty and the Beast, Jr.  Participants will be asked to sing scales to determine range.

Acting audition:  Participants should prepare a one minute monologue showcasing your best skills that will be performed for the director.

This will be a large cast production.  If selected, most practices will be from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday beginning June 15.  Auditions are open to children ages 6-18.



Claggett Middle School Students Participate in 10th Annual Samurai Contest


Recently, nearly 300 seventh grade students from the Claggett Middle School social studies classes of Jeff Diesch, John Leatherman, and David Wyemura competed in their annual “Honorable Claggett Samurai Contest.”  In its tenth year, the social studies students in each of the three classes created their masterpieces as part of their studies of different cultures.  Each piece must be labeled, numbered , have a background, and be matted.  The students voted on the anonymous pieces to pick the top 15.  The staff then voted to select the final five.

 

This year, the winners were (pictured from left to right lower row) Chethana Yerramsetty, Bella Teper, and Madison Novak, all who tied for fifth place.  (Pictured left to right upper row) Taking fourth place was Hunter Daum, with third place going to Carly McNellie, second to Gi Gi Cox, and first place honor to Carissa Minissale.  All winners received oversized Hershey bars, Jimmy John’s gift cards and Carissa also receive a $20 gift card to the House of Hunan.  Thank you to Jimmy John’s for the generous donation. 



Department of Educational Services Presents 2015 “IT” Award

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the Department of Educational Services presented the “IT” award recognizing a regular education teacher servicing students with disabilities. The Inclusion Teacher (IT) award is given to teachers who provide exemplary service to students with special needs in their classroom. You know IT when you see IT-is the motto for this award.

This year’s recipients of the IT award are Chris Hassinger, physical education teacher at Medina High School, and Mitch Charvat, health and physical education teacher at Medina High School.  





Medina Elementary Science Olympiad Hosts Fourteen Teams 

On Saturday, May 9, Medina High School was host to the third annual Elementary Science Olympiad. During Saturday’s tournament, 14 teams from area schools participated: Central Christian; Ella Canavan Elementary; Fenn Elementary; Garfield Elementary; Granger Elementary; Heritage Elementary; H.G. Blake Elementary; Northrop Elementary; St. Francis Xavier; Towslee Elementary-Brunswick; and Waite Elementary competed in 15 different events. 

This is the first year Garfield Elementary has had a team participate in this event. Blake Elementary took third place with Ella Canavan and Fenn Elementaries tied for fifth place. Congratulations to all of the students and thank you to the organizers of the event, Floralyn Morata and Dr. Brenda Rice along with the parents and teachers who work with these students throughout the year.



Medina High School Students Participate in Ohio Mathematics League

Over the course of the year, Medina High School students participated in the Ohio Mathematics League. The league math contests give students an educationally enriching opportunity to participate in an academically-oriented activity and to gain recognition for mathematical achievement. The main goal is educational. Enjoyment and study of mathematics is promoted by organized contests for grades 4-12.  These contests help to enrich mathematics. The questions cover a variety of difficulty ranges and involve topics of interest to the “above-average” student. “The key is to encourage students to enjoy a challenge and to learn from it to find problem-solving discussions stimulating,” said Nick Raso, Medina High School math teacher. “This challenge is what prompts many students to enjoy puzzle books! The enrichment we provide is a positive experience for students,” stated Raso. 

The top four cumulative student scores this year were:  Senior, Brendan Kelley, 23; Senior, Riley Weatherholt, 22; Junior, Megan Towne, 21; and Senior, Anthony Boccio, 20. The team placed second in the county and 26th in the state. For more information, please visit www.mathleague.com.




Medina City Schools to Host End of the School Year Dance Party

Get ready to celebrate the last day of school on May 28 by heading to the square and dancing your way into summer fun! 

The Medina City Schools, in collaboration with Main Street Medina and sponsors Rinky Dink Family Fun Center and the Medina City Schools Foundation invite you to the “End of the School Year” dance party from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Dance to music provided by The Music Men and enjoy some of the fun family activities. While on the square, enjoy shopping and art displays during Main Street Medina’s “Stroll the Square” event that evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

 
 

Medina High School Basketball Team Partners with the Medina Rotary Club

The Medina High School boys basketball team is partnering with the Medina Rotary Club and the Parade of Flags program to raise money. If you would like to subscribe to a flag through this program, please select the Medina High School boys basketball team group upon placing your order. The flags are posted Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Labor Day, 9/11 and Veteran's Day.

Flags are $40 each for the entire year. How it works - Rotary volunteers go out 2-3 days prior to the holiday and install the... flag. A piece of PVC as a base in the ground in such a way that it would not be interrupted by a mower. After the holiday, the flag is retrieved and properly stored for you. The pipe is capped with a red top so that it can be easily located and protected from the elements.

For each flag subscription, the team will receive $5. The balance of the money will go to local charities supported through the Medina Rotary Club.

For more information or to order online, please visit www.medinarotary.org.




MCDL to Offer Medina County R.O.C.K.S. Workshop Series for Kindergarten Readiness

Medina County R.O.C.K.S. is an interactive workshop based program series for parents and their kindergarten-age children to attend together. Each workshop has informational speakers for parents, interactive programs for the children and reading readiness activities that parents and children complete together. The workshops are each 2 hours long and children and parents who participate in ALL workshops in the series will show the greatest gains in skills. 

For more information on the program, please go to the Medina County District Library link. 




Intra District Enrollment Option May 29th Deadline Approaching

The Intra District Enrollment Option will be available to all Medina City Schools’ students who wish to attend an elementary or middle school other than the one they are assigned within the school district during the 2015/2016 school year. This option is based on enrollment numbers, as well as space and staff availability. Class assignments are made only to those grades that are at the district class size less one.

The Intra District Enrollment Request form will be available on the Medina City Schools Website as of Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at http://www.medinabees.org  (go to the left side of the screen and click on Student Registration, then on the right side of the screen click on the link to Intra District Open Enrollment). You can also access the form hereRequests will be accepted via online submission only from Wednesday, April 1, 2015 through Friday, May 29, 2015 for the 2015/16 school year. Parents will be notified in writing of their child’s acceptance/non-acceptance no later than the second week of August of 2015. Assignments may be revoked in reverse order of date received (last in, first out) if enrollment figures no longer allow for additional classroom space. 

Parents whose children are approved for this Intra District Open Enrollment Option are responsible for transporting their own children. 

As a matter of information, Medina City Schools does not allow students from other school districts to enroll in the Medina City School District under the Inter District Open Enrollment Option. However, Medina City Schools does allow students to leave the district for another district under this enrollment option.

For more information, please contact the Department of Educational Services at 330-636-3100.




SUMMER REINFORCEMENT PROGRAM 2015

 

WHAT IS THE SUMMER REINFORCEMENT PROGRAM?

The Summer Reinforcement Program is a tutoring program open to any child in Medina County. It is a classroom-setting program with tutoring emphasis on math and reading. There are no new materials introduced—only reinforcing and re-teach of basic classroom skills. Speech therapy is offered, plus Autism services. The attending child must be 3-12 years of age as of the first day of school. Our mission is to maintain the academic skills of kids over the summer months.

 

HOW OFTEN, WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM IN SESSION?

The Summer Reinforcement Program (SRP) is starting its 42st year in 2015. The three-hour sessions will be held starting Monday, June 15, 2015 and end on Friday, July 17, 2015—from 9:00 am to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. The classes will be held at Northrop Elementary School, 950 East Reagan Parkway, Medina, OH. Maps are available.

 

WHAT ARE THE CLASSES LIKE?

Every effort is made to keep the classes small. If the schools or parents request speech therapy, our therapist will provide that service in a resource room or classroom setting. Easter Seals of Northeast Ohio provide the speech therapy. The classes are a structured schedule of academic skills. The emphasis is on math and reading skills, but many other activities are included. A Social Group experience is offered. There are no textbooks, no grades, and no homework. Every effort is made to make the Program fun while the children learn.

 

HOW WILL ONE KNOW IF LEARNING HAS HAPPENED?

At the end of the Program, an evaluation report will be given to each family to identify the child’s progress. Skills and activities held during the five-week program will be listed so that parents will know what learning opportunities were provided. Parent conferences are encouraged. Parents are invited to observe their child in the classroom setting at any time.

 

WHAT ABOUT THE STAFF?

The Program is staffed with fully licensed teachers with appropriate experience/certification. Each classroom will have a lead teacher, an assistant teacher, and a teen/college aide. Many of the aides are employed during the year with school systems within the county. If needed, one-on-one aides are available. A Children’s Literacy teacher and a Social Group facilitator provide extra services.

 

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

The tuition fee for the 5-week program is $300.00* (*optional speech services – additional $50). Payment of $100.00 is due upon registration to hold a place. The balance of the tuition ($200) is due the first day of the program. There is a limited amount of financial assistance available. To qualify for financial aid, the family must write a letter requesting such and include it with the application. The letter should include why they need assistance. No rent or pay stubs are needed. A truthful letter will be sufficient. Classes fill quickly, and classes will be closed prior to the deadline if enrollment is full.

 

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015

 

The completed Registration form along with payment is due by Friday, May 22, 2015.


Checks should be made payable to the Summer Reinforcement Program and mailed to:

 

Robin Menon                            

1519 Brighton Way                    

Broadview Hts. OH  44147      

                                             

WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?

Transportation to the Program is the responsibility of the parents. The Program will share address information to assist with car pool arrangements. An Extended School Year child will be bussed.

 

WHAT IF MY FAMILY GOES ON VACATION OR ATTENDS CHURCH CAMP?

Our schedule is flexible, but there are no refunds for absent days due to illness or vacation. If your child goes to camp, we will continue your child’s program when he/she returns. There are many camp-offerings in the summer. We encourage each family to decide what camp program is best for their child. Frequently, children attend one or more programs throughout the summer. 

 

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS UNIQUE NEEDS?

The staff of the Summer Reinforcement Program is fully prepared to provide special services. If your child needs special equipment, let us know. Your child need not be potty-trained to attend.

 

WHAT IS THE FUNDING SOURCE FOR THE SUMMER REINFORCEMENT PROGRAM?

The Summer Reinforcement Program is a Partner Agency of the United Way of Medina County. Tuition, fundraisers, and special grants also assist in providing funds for the program.

 

            WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM?

Contact Jane Langol at 330-725-5311, Kim Love at 330-289-5995 or Robin Menon at 440-567-2454. SRP’s E-mail address is:  sumrein@zoominternet.net





Camp Invention:  Where Big Ideas Become the Next Big Thing

Ella Canavan Elementary, 825 Lawrence Street, will host Camp Invention from June 15-19 from 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. The camp, directed by Sue Scalia, A.I. Root Middle School math teacher, is in its 25th summer. The program is inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.


If your student likes to make things from parts and pieces of other things, here is a chance for them to use creative problem solving skills while having fun. The program is offered to students in first through sixth grade. The cost for the program is $220. To register, visit www.campinvention.org. Should there be any questions, please contact Sue Scalia by email at scalias@mcsoh.org.





Online Testing


Online testing, including the PARCC and Ohio Next Generation Assessments will be taking place beginning February 17th at the high school and continuing to the middle and elementary school. It has been fantastic to see the response from parents as each building has held informational sessions for parents in the evenings. These sessions have including answering questions, providing devices for parents to practice the tests, and providing information to clarify discrepancies in information. For the most up-to-date information from the Ohio Department of Education on graduation requirements visit here and for additional information on Ohio’s state tests click here.






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