Green and White Revue to be held March 15-16

It’s that time of year again! The Westlake High School PTSA proudly presents the 29th Annual Green and White Revue. A longstanding Westlake tradition, the Green and White Revue features a variety of performances by Westlake City Schools students, including singing, dancing and even pogo sticking!

The show is an excellent way for students throughout the district to showcase their many talents for their friends, family and community members. This year’s show will be hosted by WHS seniors Evie Kennedy, Joe Knurek and Allyson Pesta. More than just a musical variety show, the Green and White Revue features acts both classic and contemporary, all while celebrating the talents of Westlake’s finest.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 9:48 AM, 03.04.2014

Featured Student: Sahana Petras

Featuring some of our communities' great students.

Bay High senior Sahana Petras sees cooking as much more than a way to satisfy a hungry family. She studies culinary arts for part of her school day at the West Shore Career-Technical District, housed at Lakewood High School. She was recently awarded the Outstanding Student Award in Culinary Arts by the Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Club.

Sahana is inspired to study culinary arts by her mother and her godmother. “My mother is a very creative cook, and she makes delicious, colorful and unique meals, not necessarily from a recipe. She’ll just see what we ingredients we have on hand and put something wonderful together. And my godmother taught me many dishes, like Chicken Curry, from her Filipino culture. I cook Indian, German and Irish dishes for my family, and I enjoy that my cooking can also express my love of culture.”

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 9:46 AM, 03.04.2014

WHS String Orchestra rated superior in state

The WHS String Orchestra received the top rating of “Superior” at the OMEA State Orchestra Contest held at Lakewood High School on Feb. 21. The orchestra of 50 students was entered in Class A, the top and most difficult class, and received the top Superior rating from every adjudicator at the competition. It is the highest achievement in the OMEA in the state.

This is the largest string orchestra in the history of WHS. The orchestra is conducted by Raymond Walczuk. More than 30 orchestras in the northeast part of the state attended the competition at Lakewood High School.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 9:48 AM, 03.04.2014

Westlake math students place third in regional contest

A team of sixth- through eighth-graders from Parkside Intermediate School and Lee Burneson Middle School placed third overall among nine schools competing at the annual Equations mathematics competition.

Sponsored by the Educational Support Center of Cuyahoga County, the regional competition requires students to use mathematical skills to create and solve questions using creative methods.

In the seventh- and eighth-grade division, the seventh-grade team placed first while the eighth-grade team placed second. The middle school teams are coached by LBMS gifted specialist Kate Vitek and seventh-grade math teacher Anne Dill.

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 9:49 AM, 03.04.2014

History lesson brought to life at Normandy

Normandy Elementary School in Bay Village was buzzing with excitement as our school celebrated Presidents Day with a special program on Feb. 13, arranged by Normandy's History Committee and Principal Dan Sebring.

A troupe of "living historians" from Northeast Ohio visited us to bring to life the presidents and first ladies that the students have been studying since Feb. 3. Our local American Legion led the Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem and then Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, James Garfield and William Taft, and first ladies Mary Todd Lincoln, Lucretia Garfield and Eleanor Roosevelt were introduced on stage and entertained by students.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 9:18 AM, 02.18.2014

St. Paul students celebrate Lutheran schools week

St. Paul Lutheran School in Westlake hosted a number of special activities the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1 to celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week. During the week, St. Paul students participated in several service projects to benefit the local community. The main project of the week was a food drive where classes competed to bring in the most canned and boxed food for local pantries. Students also made fleece blankets and created Valentine’s Day cards that were distributed to area veterans, shut-ins, nursing homes and shelters.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 9:19 AM, 02.18.2014

Helping homeless families have a birthday

Everyone has a birthday, but some people don’t get to celebrate it. Have you ever taken the time to think about that? Our third-grade Destination Imagination team was shocked that some kids don’t get to celebrate their birthdays and we decided we wanted to help everyone have a birthday party as our DI community service project.

We contacted the Cleveland Family Promise Organization that works with homeless families. They are based at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Tremont. They agreed to let us provide birthday parties at their daytime shelter once a month.

The first birthday party we celebrated a three-year old boy’s birthday and his mom’s birthday. We were surprised because he didn’t know how to open up the presents we gave him. We were sad that the mom couldn’t be there because her car broke down.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 9:15 AM, 02.18.2014

8 WHS seniors named National Merit Finalists

Eight Westlake High School seniors were named 2014 National Merit Finalists in the National Merit Program. Pictured from left, Deepak Kumar, Apshara Ravichandran, Krish Shah, Sameena Khan, Jacob Wise, Paavani Reddy, Ethan Fitz and Michelle Adamczyk are among the 15,000 students nationwide named National Merit Finalists, based on their PSAT scores taken in their junior year.

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Volume 6, Issue 4, Posted 9:21 AM, 02.18.2014

Featured Student: Thomas Shelton

Featuring some of our communities' great students.

Bay High senior Thomas Shelton would like to be a doctor someday, perhaps a pediatrician. He works with many children in his role as a lifeguard at Bay Village’s aquatic center during the summer, and he is getting experience in a medical environment through his volunteer work at St. John Medical Center.

An excellent student planning to major in pre-medicine, Thomas also gravitates to the fine arts, winning numerous awards for both visual arts and writing. This year he won a Gold Key award in the region’s Scholastic Arts competition, and he has previously won prizes in the PTA Reflections fine arts competitions.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 10:22 AM, 02.04.2014

WHS students take top 5 spots in design contest

The Great Big Home and Garden Show at the I-X Center this month will showcase the top ten area high school model home designs from the 17th annual Student Model Home Design Contest, held Jan. 18 at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in Brecksville. Among them will be six Westlake High School team designs, as WHS students continued their strong showing in the competition.    

The WHS senior team of Chris Tsuei, Chris Stone, Rob Slater and Connor Stanton took first place and the overall grand prize, winning the $1000 scholarship.      

Second place overall and $300 went to the Westlake team of Ethan Fitz, Nai-Ning-Kuo, Peter Slater and Mingda Chen. They also won two specialty category awards for “Best Presentation” and the prestigious “Architectural Award of Merit.”

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 10:16 AM, 02.04.2014

Bay Village Schools receive safe boating education grant

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft recently announced that the Bay Village City School District has been awarded a grant of $7,889.50 as part of the Boating Safety Education Grant Program. The Division of Watercraft is awarding more than $300,000 to political subdivisions and non-profit organizations for boating education programs. Bay Village Schools is one of 22 organizations across the state to receive funding.

The funds will be used to provide a boating safety education program this summer for sixth- through eighth-grade students. The nationally recognized program, known as Spirit of America, provides students both classroom and on-the-water sessions to teach safe boating skills.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 10:19 AM, 02.04.2014

Westshore Young Leaders ring in the new year at skating rink

The Westshore Young Leaders along with Lakewood High School celebrated at a Pre-New Year’s Skate Bash on Dec. 29, 2013. at Serpentini Arena. The skating event is becoming a winter break tradition of our leadership program. This year’s theme involved celebrating a safe, drug- and alcohol-free Pre-New Year’s Eve. Our Young Leaders came out in full fashion, furnishing students with party hats, beads, noise makers and prizes for the “most glamorous outfits.”

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 10:27 AM, 02.04.2014

WHS girls soccer team's GPA ranks 3rd in state

The 2013 Westlake High School girls soccer team has a combined 4.13 GPA – the third highest in Ohio – and was named a 1st Team Scholastic All-American Team by the Adidas National Soccer Coaches Association.

The award is based on grades and on-the-field accomplishments. This is 10th time in 12 years the team has earned an All-American Scholar Team award.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 10:16 AM, 02.04.2014

Ohio's best superintendent

With more than 600 school superintendents in Ohio, being selected as the best in the state is an outstanding accomplishment. Westlake's Dr. Daniel Keenan Jr. was named Ohio's 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators and honored during a BASA luncheon in Columbus last December.

The community of Westlake celebrated his achievement with a ceremony held in the rotunda of Westlake High School on Jan. 13 in which family, staff and students presented congratulatory messages of thanks to the school system's leader. The evening featured accolades from students, teachers, principals and board of election members, as well as the honoree’s father, Dr. Daniel Keenan Sr., a retired superintendent of Steubenville’s schools.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:45 AM, 01.21.2014

Bay Schools kindergarten information meeting in March

Bay Village parents of children who will be five years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2014 are invited to attend a Bay Village Kindergarten Information Meeting on Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m., at Normandy Elementary School, 26920 Normandy Road in Bay Village. Only parents should attend, due to limited space.

The kindergarten registration packet will be distributed at this meeting. In addition to an overview of kindergarten and kindergarten readiness, there will be information tables for those with questions regarding daycare, kindergarten readiness, speech therapy, early entrance and volunteer opportunities.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:17 AM, 01.21.2014


Eleni Packis, a Westlake High School senior, is making a difference one day at a time in her many activities inside and outside of school.

Last fall, Eleni helped organized the Ohio Make A Difference Day as part of her duties as northwest gubernator for the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL), a statewide Latin Club. Eleni and Allison Kao, the northeast gubernator from Shaker Heights High School, designed an Olympic day for Youth Challenge, a nonprofit in Westlake and Shaker Heights that brings together children with disabilities and teen volunteers for adapted sports and recreational activities. Eleni also volunteers throughout the year at Youth Challenge.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:13 AM, 01.21.2014

WHS, LBMS students earn regional art awards

Three Westlake High School students won Gold Key awards in the Cuyahoga County Scholastic Art & Writing Competition, which recognizes creative achievement of seventh to 12th grade students throughout Cuyahoga County.

Senior Madeline Chernosky and junior Sadie Roff won Gold Key awards. Madeline also won two Honorable Mentions and Sadie won a Silver Key award. Senior Alex Sierputowski, who is a West Shore Interactive Media student at Lakewood High School, also won a Gold Key award for animation.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:12 AM, 01.21.2014

Bay Village Schools students win 69 Scholastic Arts awards

Bay Village students in grades 7-12 garnered 12 first-place Gold Key awards, 14 second-place Silver Key awards, and 43 Honorable Mention awards from a field of nearly 2,100 entries in this year’s Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Arts competition. Gold Key winners will be judged at the national-level competition in New York City this spring.

Gold Key winners are Bay High seniors Elizabeth Auckley, Grace Harms, Thomas Shelton, Aubrey Theobald and Grace Veres (who won three Gold Key awards); Bay Middle School eighth-graders Adriana Chesterfield, Maria DiLallo, Daina Renerts, Anelise Seicean, and seventh-grader Luke Fortunato.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:16 AM, 01.21.2014

LBMS Academic Challenge teams finish undefeated

Two Lee Burneson Middle School Academic Challenge teams competed Dec. 14 in the Copley-Fairlawn Middle School Academic Challenge Tournament, competing in separate brackets against teams from Cloverleaf (Lodi), Copley-Fairlawn, CVCA (Cuyahoga Falls), Granville, Hawken (Lyndhurst), Lincoln (Warren) and Sacred Heart (Wadsworth). The two teams finished undefeated this season with perfect 7-0 records in their respective brackets.

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Volume 6, Issue 2, Posted 10:14 AM, 01.21.2014

Rockets soar with new spirit logo and slogan

A collaboration between Bay High varsity boys basketball coach, Jared Shetzer, Bay High Principal Jason Martin, and BHS senior Grace Harms has breathed new spirit into Bay High School's athletics program. Coach Shetzer wanted a concept that would bring the school together, and he came up with "One Rocket Nation" as a slogan.

Principal Jason Martin liked the idea, and he also wanted a fundraiser for the Youth Philanthropy Fellowship (YPF), a student service group he advises. Enter Grace Harms, an award-winning student artist well known for her talent at graphic design.

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 10:07 AM, 01.07.2014

Westlake and Bay Village students share their seasonal traditions

The holiday season has arrived, with all of the magic and wonder that make this time of year so special. It is a time for rejoicing, connecting with loved ones and creating memories that will last a lifetime. In keeping with the Observer's annual last-issue-of-the-year tradition, Mrs. Martha Fisher of Westerly Elementary School in Bay Village and Mrs. Melissa Graham of Bassett Elementary School in Westlake asked their students to share favorite family traditions. These are some of their responsses.

Setting up the Christmas Tree
by Brian B., 4th grade, Bassett
Every year, a few weeks before Christmas, my family puts up a Christmas tree. Sometimes we put up a real tree and sometimes an artificial tree. This year we put up a real tree! First we go to the basement and bring up all of the bins that hold the Christmas ornaments. Then, we sort the ornaments into seven piles, one pile for each family member. My whole family puts the lights on the tree together and then we go in the kitchen and get some candy canes. We each hang our pile of ornaments and candy canes on the tree. My parents wrap an ornament for each of my siblings and we get to unwrap the ornaments on that day. Lastly, we hang our new ornaments on the tree. The tree looks really cool when we are finished decorating!

These are my Christmas Traditions
by Elizabeth H., 3rd grade, Westerly
I have two elves on the shelves. Do you know about the elf on the shelf? They are elves that come at Thanksgiving and stay till Christmas and every night they fly back to Santa and tell if you’re good or bad and in the morning they hide so you have to find them. You can’t touch them though, and they can’t go in water, and you can get them at Barnes and Noble. They are my favorite thing about Christmas because I am an only child and there are not many kids on my street. My elves keep me company and sometimes they stay two more days than they’re supposed to. I also invite my best friend over to help decorate the tree and she brings her elf on the shelf. We put all three elves on the shelves while we decorate the tree. We then put all three elves in a basket and go to the zoo. My friend and I love it because the Christmas animals like the polar bear and seals are out. Santa and his reindeer are there. He is in the wolf lodge. The elves are my friends, and I love going. Mrs. Claus is also there giving out candy canes. This is my favorite tradition playing with my elves, and friend, decorating the tree, and going to the zoo to see Santa.

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Volume 5, Issue 25, Posted 10:37 AM, 12.10.2013

WBVO editor honored by Bay Village Schools, Ohio School Boards Association

Tara Wendell, senior editor of the Westlake | Bay Village Observer, was honored at a recent Kiwanis meeting with The OSBA Media Honor Roll award for her excellence in working with the Bay Village City School District.

Schools superintendent Clint Keener presented the award, which states it is given for “fair and balanced education reporting, and exemplary service to our community.”

“Tara does a truly fine job of covering our annual State of the Schools presentation, with photos and quotes for each speaker. Her articles drive lots of traffic to our website, and people do watch the videos!” said Keener.

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Volume 5, Issue 25, Posted 10:50 AM, 12.10.2013

Student Spotlight: Jack Rodman

Featuring some of our communities' great high school students.

Bay High junior Jack Rodman likes to tinker. The aspiring mechanical/aerospace engineer likes to take apart and fix mechanical items, a skill which undoubtedly serves him well in his lawn mowing and snow removal business. He also likes to build things, and he recently completed a new bookshelf for his bedroom.

A vice president of Bay High's Student Council and a member of the National Honor Society, Jack has also played on Bay High's boys golf team for three years. He is a member of the school's A Cappella Choir and Bay High's Choraleers, a selective, auditioned group for those serious about singing and performing difficult music at a high level.

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Volume 5, Issue 25, Posted 10:49 AM, 12.10.2013

WHS senior scores perfect 36 on ACT

Westlake High School senior Krish Shah scored a perfect 36 on the ACT test given last spring. Fewer than 1/10th of one percent of the average 1.6 million students who take the ACT annually earn a top score of 36. This is the eighth time in five years a WHS student has earned a perfect score on the test.

Krish is a National Merit Semifinalist and was part of the Westlake Demons boys tennis team that swept the Southwestern Conference Tournament last spring. The team earned the title of Tournament Champions and Krish won his third singles title.

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Volume 5, Issue 25, Posted 10:47 AM, 12.10.2013

Bay Village Education Foundation grants $13,000 to teachers and students

BVEF President Scott Best, Grants Co-Chair Ellie Bricmont, Rhonda Schneider and Jacquie Mayer from the foundation awarded and celebrated over $10,000 in grants to several Bay Village Schools educators at the Nov. 25 Board of Education meeting. The generous number and total of 11 grants combined was awarded in partnership with Bay Village Kiwanis.

Each year, educators have the opportunity to submit requests for instructional support and enrichment materials that intend to have a significant impact in students learning for years to come. The foundation annually contributes to these requests, from contributions and fundraisers, awarding these educators the opportunity to strengthen and add innovative ideas into students’ daily learning experiences.

 This year, the following educators were awarded grants from various schools in the district:

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Volume 5, Issue 25, Posted 10:38 AM, 12.10.2013

Westlake Academic Challenge team qualifies for regionals

Westlake High School’s Academic Challenge team finished undefeated in its bracket at the Aurora Invitational Tournament held Nov. 16. The win qualifies the team for regional competition.

Each week, students representing schools from all around Northern Ohio battle toward the season championship on Academic Challenge, now in its 46th year. Three teams compete for points by answering questions covering topics including math, science, history and current events. At the end of each program, the points are totaled, and at season’s end the three highest scoring teams return for the Championship match.

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Volume 5, Issue 24, Posted 9:48 AM, 11.26.2013

Student Spotlight: Ethan Fitz

Featuring some of our communities' great students.

Westlake High School senior Ethan Fitz is planning a career in engineering – possibly in the field of robotics. So his summer internship at NASA Glenn Research Center was a perfect launching pad into potential scientific careers.

Ethan assisted in ongoing research on droplet combustion in microgravity by analyzing and processing results from an experiment running on the International Space Station (ISS) remotely. He was part of the Glenn High School Internship Project/Small Business Innovation Program (GHIP/SBIR), an eight-week paid summer internship for students interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and professional administration at NASA Glenn.

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Volume 5, Issue 24, Posted 9:52 AM, 11.26.2013

Hilliard teacher joins European tour with Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

Hilliard Elementary School music teacher Samantha Smith recently traveled through Europe with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, visiting four cities – Paris, France; Frankfurt, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; and Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – singing Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, with music played by the Cleveland Orchestra.

Smith was one of only 100 individuals chosen for this honor. She said she was excited for the opportunity to learn more about music in Europe and to sing in some “amazing” venues.

She created a bulletin board outside of her classroom to show the dates of her various locations. As part of the school’s International Baccalaureate program, Smith will share her global experiences with her students.

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Volume 5, Issue 24, Posted 9:48 AM, 11.26.2013

Administrators present state of Bay schools

Administrators from the Bay Village City School District gave their annual State of the Schools presentation to the Bay Village Kiwanis and members of the community on Oct. 29. Much of the focus this year was on the new statewide standards and the district’s curriculum adaptations, where emphasis is placed on students’ comprehensive understanding of concepts and integration of skills across subjects.

The district has carefully managed the 2012 bond revenue, aiming to extend the life of the levy beyond the traditional three to four years, with three bid packages completed under budget, even with upgrades to the original bids. Necessary infrastructure and technology upgrades have been performed or are nearing completion, with two more rounds in the planning stages. 

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Volume 5, Issue 23, Posted 10:17 AM, 11.12.2013

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

One day when I arrived at school, I noticed a giant pumpkin and lots of kids crowded around it. I was curious and I wanted to find out what was going on. 

There was a sign that said Mr. Tony Anselmo had brought in a really big pumpkin and he wanted the kids to guess its weight. Each guess cost twenty-five cents and the money went to UNICEF. The person who guessed the weight would win a gift certificate to Dave and Buster's.

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Volume 5, Issue 23, Posted 10:15 AM, 11.12.2013

Student Spotlight: Bay High's Claire Mercer

Featuring some of our communities' great high school students.

Bay High junior Claire Mercer agreed to embark upon a significant challenge when she was elected Ohio Key Club’s Division 14 Lieutenant Governor for this school year.

“I’ll be visiting nine Key Club schools in our division this year,” Claire said. “My job is to encourage all of them to be active Key Clubs and to keep them informed of events going on with local and state Kiwanis and Key Club organizations.”

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Volume 5, Issue 23, Posted 10:10 AM, 11.12.2013

St. Edward soccer team takes district title

The St. Edward Eagles soccer team clinched the district championship title for the second year in a row by defeating the St. Ignatius Wildcats on Oct. 26. The intense game between the crosstown rivals, played in the cold and rain, went through two overtime periods and to a penalty shoot out. 

The game was tied 1-1 before going into overtime. Penalty kicks for the Eagles were scored by Braden Davies (Westlake), Patrick Darby (Strongsville) and Timmy Jonas (Fairview Park). St. Ed’s goalie Nate Brown (LaGrange) came up with 3 big PK saves for the winning team.

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Volume 5, Issue 23, Posted 10:19 AM, 11.12.2013

Westlake's Keenan named Ohio superintendent of the year

Westlake City School District Superintendent Dr. Daniel J. Keenan Jr. was selected as the Ohio Superintendent of the Year for 2014 through the Buckeye Association of School Administrators.

Dr. Keenan was nominated for the award by Board of Education President Thomas Mays and Vice President Carol Winter.

“He has done exactly what we knew he would do when we hired him,” Mays said of Keenan. “He has always been available, always present and always willing to take into consideration the concerns and suggestions of the community. There are 600-plus school districts in Ohio that would be lucky to have him leading their students’ education.”

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Volume 5, Issue 22, Posted 10:09 AM, 10.29.2013

Bay High Key Club adds 42 new members

Forty-two students officially joined the Bay High Key Club during an initiation ceremony held at Bay High School on Oct. 24. The new members increased the total number of Bay students participating in the program to 82. The international club, founded by the Kiwanis in 1925, provides leadership and service opportunities for youth through the Kiwanis’ Service Leadership Programs.

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Volume 5, Issue 22, Posted 10:36 AM, 10.29.2013

Westerly Safety Patrol celebrates Bus Safety Week

Westerly School in Bay Village celebrated National Bus Safety Week by honoring our bus drivers. The patrol members made posters which they held up every morning as the buses arrived at school. After the students unloaded, patrol members treated the bus drivers with a cookie or muffin.

Did you know that Bay Village has 15 buses, two vans, 10 regular drivers and one mechanic? The bus drivers drive over 537 miles per day in the buses and 141 miles per day in the vans. Over 835 students are transported daily.

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Volume 5, Issue 22, Posted 10:14 AM, 10.29.2013

WHS has 11 National Merit Commended scholars

Eleven Westlake High School students were named 2014 National Merit Commended students in the National Merit Program.

Anna Aylward, Anna Boor, Robert Hoon, Evelyn Kennedy, Hon Kwok, Kelly Laraway, Austin Moran, Eleni Packis, Thome Reusser, Taylor Salamone and Kristen Vellinga are among the 34,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT who are recognized for their outstanding academic promise.

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Volume 5, Issue 22, Posted 10:10 AM, 10.29.2013


Featuring some of our communities' great students.

In 2009, Laura McDiarmid lost her friend, Emily Lewis, to pediatric cancer.

When Laura saw friends and family helping the Lewis family with the annual Emily’s Rainbow Run and Family Walk, which supports pediatric cancer research at University Hospital Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, she decided she wanted to help out, too.

She started by selling Rainbow Friendship bracelets that she and several friends made at the annual race. One year she also had help from a Westlake Girl Scout troop. Laura also is on the organizing committee for Emily’s Rainbow Run, where she helps with publicity and encourages student involvement through the Westlake Schools.

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Volume 5, Issue 22, Posted 10:13 AM, 10.29.2013

Area culinary students serving up lunch at Ranger Cafe

Make your reservation and have lunch at the Ranger Café @ West Shore. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Ranger Café will be open for lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. The culinary students of the West Shore Career-Tech District are excited to show the public what they are learning every day in the professional kitchen and restaurant of the Ranger Café.

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Volume 5, Issue 22, Posted 10:28 AM, 10.29.2013

Bay Education Foundation's annual '10 Campaign' begins

In kicking off the Bay Village Education Foundation's “10 Campaign,” the foundation is asking for the community’s help in a small way in inspiring meaningful and authentic learning experiences for their students in all of the buildings for years to come. The BVEF is an independent, non-profit volunteer organization that funds educational projects by contributions, sponsorships and donations from various members of the community and area organizations to award monies to educators across the district to enhance student learning in the classroom.

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Volume 5, Issue 21, Posted 10:09 AM, 10.15.2013


Featuring some of our communities' great high school students.

Bay High senior Alyse Arko has been a dedicated runner since seventh grade, and it is obvious she has a penchant for running toward many positive and constructive opportunities in her life.

She serves as Bay High’s Class of 2014 Secretary, as well as Secretary for the school’s National Honor Society. She is a co-president for Bay High’s Team Africa (promoting social justice throughout the globe) and serves on her school’s yearbook staff and as a role model for elementary students through Bay High’s HUDDLE club.

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Volume 5, Issue 21, Posted 10:10 AM, 10.15.2013