Monday, January 14, 2013
Beachwood Board of Education to meet tonight for the first meeting of 2013
The Beachwood City School Board will have two meetings tonight. The regular business meeting will immediately follow the 7:30 p.m. organizational meeting, during which the board will elect the Board President, set the 2013 meeting schedule and more. Click here to see the agendas for tonight's meetings. The first meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Beachwood City Schools Board of Education Building.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Board of Education will meet Friday morning to vote on the recommendation that a Cleveland Heights-University Heights principal be hired.
The Beachwood City Schools Board of Education has called a special meeting Friday to vote on staff's recommendation of Sherry Miller to be the next Hilltop Elementary School principal. Miller is the principal of the Gearity Professional Development School in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District. If approved, Miller will replace Michael Molnar, who announced last month that he had accepted a job in Lorain County.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Beachwood City Schools considering lengthening Bryden day by 50 minutes
Beachwood City Schools may change its Bryden Elementary School arrival and dismissal times, extending the day by 50 minutes. Under the proposal Superintendent Rich Markwardt made to the Board at Monday's meeting, Bryden's day would begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m., lasting an even seven hours. Right now, the school day is six hours and ten minutes long, from 9:15 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. The district was already considering extending the school day to enhance learning opportunities, Markwardt said, and the new schedule fits into the district's proposed revamped bus route. Do you think the day should be extended? Take our poll, and tell us why in the comments!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Catch up on our biggest stories from the past week
We'd like to wish a Happy Father's Day to all the dads in Beachwood. If you're enjoying some much-deserved relaxation, catch up on some news you might have missed this week. Beachwood High School's graduation is still fresh on the minds of many in the community. The Class of 2012 was a special one with students who leave the district with some impressive accomplishments. We profiled several of them, including: Menorah Park Center for Senior Living hosted a Marine Week event, honoring veterans at the home for their accomplishments. Marine veteran Tim DeWolf engaged the crowd and presented fellow veterans with certificates. Check out some photos from the event here. The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage named Lynda A. Bender its new executive …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Beachwood City Schools Board of Education meets Monday
The Beachwood City Schools Board of Education will recognize Destination Imagination at tonight's meeting for their performance at the global competition. The board will also hold a study session on textbooks and approve the list of fall sports coaches. To see the full agenda, click the PDF to the right. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Board of Education building and is open to the public.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Get the full agenda for tonight's Beachwood City Schools Board of Education meeting
The Beachwood City Schools Board of Education will hear an update on the renovations at Beachwood High School at tonight’s meeting. The renovations, funded mainly by a levy voters approved last spring, will cost approximately $35.6 million. Federal stimulus money will pay a $5.6 million share of the cost. Video: April 2012 Renovations Update from Beachwood Schools Renovations are expected to end in time for the start of the 2013 school year. Changes to the school include a new north classroom wing with restricted access from the building's swimming pool, the addition of an auxiliary gym connected to the existing south gym, and the renovation of the north gym's space into administrative offices and a multipurpose room. Tonight’s meeting …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Board members ask for design that has longer third lane to ease traffic flow
The Beachwood Board of Education discussed a proposed plan for the revamped entrance to Beachwood High School from Richmond Road. The district bought the 1-acre property at 2746 Richmond Road, north of the high school entrance, in January for $150,000. MAP: Beachwood Schools' new 1-acre parcel Contractors presented a plan with an “S” shaped driveway that meets Richmond Road farther north than the existing driveway and adds a third lane – for outgoing traffic – as it winds from the parking lot north and east to Richmond Road. Contractors and administrators wanted to move the driveway's intersection with Richmond Road farther north so it would have green space on each side, said Superintendent Rich Markwardt. Board members asked the …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Board votes in favor of new option for 4-year-olds
Beachwood City Schools will offer all-day preschool beginning next fall. The Board of Education met in a special meeting Monday night and approved the proposal, which was discussed at the March 12 meeting, 5-0. Hilltop Elementary School Principal Michael Molnar and Fairmount Early Childhood Center Preschool Director Karen Leeds spoke to the Board of Education at last Monday’s meeting about the change. Enrollment at Fairmount is up, said Leeds, and she believes it will rise again next year. She said that studies show that students who participate in all-day preschool perform better academically. The all-day program will leave more time for math, literacy and social studies, among other activities. Registration for fall is open now.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Beachwood Board of Education calls special meeting to hold all-day preschool vote
The Beachwood Board of Education will decide on offering all-day preschool at a special meeting tonight. The proposal was discussed at last week's meeting, and Spokesperson Doug Levin said that parents are registering their kids for next year's preschool now.* The next regular Board meeting is April 9. Hilltop Elementary School Principal Michael Molnar and Fairmount Early Childhood Center Preschool Director Karen Leeds spoke to the Board of Education at last Monday’s meeting about the change. Enrollment at Fairmount is up, said Leeds, and she believes it will rise again next year. She said that studies show that students who participate in all-day preschool perform better academically. The all-day program would leave more time for math, …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Superintendent awards wrestlers, Academic Challenge team members
Superintendent Rich Markwardt recognized several students at Monday's Board of Education meeting. Four Beachwood High School wrestlers placed at the state tournament: Sammy Gross, David Shapiro, Grant Blumenthal and Ryan Harris. Blumenthal was unable to attend the meeting. The district's Academic Challenge teams were also recognized for their first-place win on the television series last weekend, which ranks them second in the league. The team is also ranked first in Ohio and eighth in the nation in the Knowledge Master Open. According to the district website, the high school team includes Scott Remer, Lizzi Bream, James Starkman, Jay Rajan, Ryan Reilly, Rachel Zimmerman, Tigran Askaryan, Susan Eiben, Yumi Matsuyama, Anshika Niraj, Duncan …