Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Beachwood Middle School's "In Disguise" team was ranked the best in Ohio during the recent state competition
Four teams from Beachwood Schools -- one from Hilltop Elementary School and two from Beachwood Middle School -- have earned a spot at the global Destination ImagiNation Tournament, according to the district's web site. These three teams all finished in first through fourth place in their competitions for their respective age divisions at the state competition earlier this month at Mount Vernon. Before that, they also had to finish in first place in their competitions for their respective age divisions at the regional tournament at Chagrin Falls High School. Destination Imagination is an educational program in which teams of students solve open-ended challenges in discipline as far flung as theater, construction and community service. The …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Destination ImaginNation is an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended challenges
Four teams from Beachwood Schools -- two each from Hilltop Elementary School and Beachwood Middle School -- have earned a spot at the statewide Destination ImagiNation Tournament, according to the district's web site. These four teams finished in first place in their competitions for their respective age divisions at the regional tournament at Chagrin Falls High School. The state competition will be in Mount Vernon on April 20. Eight teams from Hilltop and four more from Beachwood Middle School competed at the regional tournament. Ten of them earned fourth place or higher in their event. Destination Imagination is an educational program in which teams of students solve open-ended challenges in discipline as far flung as theater, …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Beachwood City Schools held Halloween parades this week.
Hilltop and Bryden Elementary Schools held their Halloween parades this week, and we got an inside look at the cutest costumes in town. Click through the gallery to see the kids, and click here for the district's full album on Facebook. By the way, we're giving away $5,000 to the best Halloween costume around. Enter here!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The school district's 2011-2012 data was published by the Ohio Department of Education. Find out how the district fared.
Beachwood City Schools have been rated 'Excellent' for the 13th year in a row in preliminary results released today by the Ohio Department of Education. The district met all 26 of the report card indicators—measures like how many students scored proficient on a certain state test or attendance rate—and have a preliminary performance index of 108.8 out of 120. The performance index, up from 107.4 for the 2010-2011 school year, measures how well students performed on state tests overall. Beachwood High School, Middle School and Hilltop Elementary were all rated 'exellent' as well. (Bryden Elementary School is not rated because there are no statewide assessments for kindergarten through second grade.) While the attendance rate and performance…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
We got photos of Hilltop kids returning to school today. Did we spot your kids?
New principal Sherry Miller greeted Hilltop Elementary School students one-by-one this morning on their first day of school. Flip through the gallery to see all the photos, and upload your photos here!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Grace Wilson given Beachwood City Schools' annual award for excellence.
Grace Wilson could not believe she had won. The Hilltop Elementary School math and science teacher has worked in the district since 1998. This morning she was honored with the Crystal Apple, the annual award given to one teacher and one staff member at Beachwood City Schools for excellence. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook "She's just one of those valuable teachers who, where ever you put her, she's going to thrive," said Superintendent Rich Markwardt. Hilltop Principal Sherry Miller called Wilson "one of Beachwood's finest educators" and gave a short speech venerating her: "She is intelligent, kind, patient and perservering. She truly enjoys her children and understands that practice is the true art of teaching. She goes above …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Check out our interactive database to see how students in Beachwood and other local districts performed on the last state report card.
As students get ready to head back to school, parents want to make sure the youngest learners are getting off to a good start. Check to see how well Hilltop Elementary School performed on the 2010-2011 state report card by searching the database above. All public schools in Patch districts below the middle school level have been included. Parents should note that state testing begins at the 3rd grade level. For a look at the most recent literacy levels for kindergarten students in your district, check out this database. The database above includes each school’s overall ranking, the number of academic indicators—like 3rd grade reading scores or building attendance—that a school is eligible for and the number and percentage of academic …
Friday, August 17, 2012
We got to know Sherry Miller, who just took up the reigns at Hilltop Elementary School.
Name: Sherry Miller Occupation: Principal, Hilltop Elementary School Hometown: Southfield, Mich. Proudest accomplishment: I am most proud of my own personal children. I have three children, ages 28, 26, and 18. (I also have a wonderful daughter-in-law.) My husband and I have created a strong and positive balance between home and work life. Our children and family are our priority. We have been very involved in their activities while they have been growing up, including sports, theater, dance, and volunteerism. Our family has participated in many philanthropies together, including The Gathering Place, the Interfaith Hospitality Network, our Temple, Stagecrafters, Heights Youth Theater, and the Orange Schools. Why she went into her field: I …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
New staff will be at Mitchell's Ice Cream Thursday to meet parents, students.
New Beachwood principals Sherry Miller and Ed Klein will be at Mitchell's Ice Cream tonight to meet with parents and students. The two just started their new positions: Miller at Hilltop Elementary School and Klein at Beachwood High School. From the archives: New Hilltop Principal Hired Klein Hired to BHS Principal Spot The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Parents of Hilltop and high school students should have received an emailed invitation to the event. If you print the email and present it to Mitchell's, they will donate 25 percent of the proceeds of your sale to Beachwood City Schools. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Beachwood City Schools has information you need for the first day of school.
Are you ready for back to school in Beachwood? Beachwood City Schools has posted all the info you need on their website. You can grab supply lists and make sure your kids haven't slacked on their summer reading assignments here. Want more back to school coverage? Click here to see our topic page.