Mr. Diedrick's Newsletter- September 24, 2021
60 Seconds with the Superintendent feature about Dot Day!
Levy Renewal Information
Did you know that earlier this year our Board of Education approved several new clubs and after school activities for our elementary schools? Each elementary school has been given an opportunity to develop extracurriculars based on student interest and feedback. Whether it be service learning, arts, athletics, STEM, or other creative offerings, students now have more opportunities to discover new interests and talents outside of the school day. Elementary activities add to the existing clubs and organizations found at SMS and SHS. Issue 68, the renewal levy for Strongsville City Schools on the November ballot, helps to support these extracurricular opportunities for our students. Clubs, organizations, and activities provide important growth opportunities for our students to develop life skills outside of the classroom.
Mustang Spotlight - Mrs. Barb Oltmanns
Mustang Spotlight - Mrs. Barb Oltmanns grew up in a music household - she, along with her siblings, learned piano at an early age from her mom - and continues her passion for music by teaching students in our District. Mrs. Oltmanns earned her combination undergraduate degrees from Cuyahoga Community College and Baldwin Wallace University. She learned to play the Euphonium seven years ago, eventually earning a spot in the Cleveland Donauschwabische Blaskapelle, which is an authentic Swabian Brass Band. Mrs. Oltmanns stays busy outside of the classroom by playing with this group in multiple Oktoberfest celebrations every year.
Mrs. Oltmanns has taught band and choir in our District at both the elementary and middle school levels since 2002. “There are many things that I like about working with the students here in Strongsville, but I think that it is the diversity of the community and what each student ‘brings to the table’ that is the most interesting. So many students are very eager to learn and each day I do what I can to teach them something new. I like to get excited with my students and challenge them whenever possible to strive beyond where they think that they can go,” said Mrs. Oltmanns
“When you work in multiple buildings, sometimes it is difficult to feel a part of each building. The teachers that I have met during my years here in the district have gone out of their way to make me feel welcomed each and every time I set foot inside a school. This is also my first year of co-teaching in the District and it has been great to further build relationships with other teachers.”
Thank you Mrs. Oltmanns for sharing your passion for music and providing our students with great opportunities to showcase their musical talents! #WeAreStrongsville
Don’t forget to update your PTA membership for the 2021-2022 school year! We are planning many great events and “fun”draisers, and you won’t want to miss out! Plus, goodies for the kids for joining! Just follow this link:
2020-2021 Yearbooks Are Still Available
The 2020-2021 yearbooks look AMAZING, and should already have gone home with your student. If you pre-ordered but didn’t receive it, please reach out to Mary Marconi or Christa Heckman (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can make it right. If you forgot to pre-order, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Follow this link to order, and the book will go home with your student ASAP.
PTA Volunteering Opportunities
Room parent interest surveys have gone home with the students. Be sure to return those ASAP if you are interested in participating as a room parent this year.
If you are interested in helping out with a specific committee or event, please get in touch with Christa Heckman (email@example.com) or any of the executive board.
Kinsner Elementary Night at Pat Catan Stadium
Friday, Oct. 15th, 7pm
Pat Catan Stadium, Strongsville, OH, USA
Strongsville’s 3rd Annual Trike and Bike
Questions? We Got Answers!!
Important Phone Numbers to Note:
- Attendance Line 440- 572-7003 choose Option 1 for Elementary Schools and then Option 2 for Kinsner
- Mr. Diedrick, Principal 440-572-7120
- Mrs. Hawk, Assistant Principal 440-572-7120
- Mrs. Marconi, Secretary 440-268-5400
- Kinsner Clinic 440-268-5916
- Transportation 440-572-7060