September 16, 2019
B-C-S still leads as Ottawa County schools show progress with state report cards
We continue to prove ourselves worthy of the B-C-S tradition of excellence. Our overall grade was a solid B, which makes us again the top performing school district in Ottawa County, and one of the top performing in NW Ohio. I want to congratulate all staff members, students, families and community members on this achievement!
One of the key strengths of our staff is that we will not be satisfied with these results. We will continue to work and innovate until we earn all A’s. Yet we also measure our progress by more than just the state report card. We measure ourselves by how we live up to our Mission and the individual opportunities we provide to all students.
Through engaging, cutting-edge, student-centered learning opportunities, WE
Believe each child can achieve success and all staff must remain ready to meet the needs of children;
Challenge all students and staff to be civic-minded leaders, problem solvers, and critical thinkers, and;
Succeed when we work collaboratively with all district stakeholders to prepare our students for the challenges of higher education, training, the workforce, and life in a democratic society.
With Rocket Pride,
News about District Report Cards
State Releases Report Cards; Fewer Districts Risk ADCs, but Youngstown Board at Risk
Ohio schools got their second round of state report cards with overall A-F grades Thursday, with a few more districts at the top of the scale, substantially fewer at the bottom and dozens more in the middle of the pack with a C.
Though a moratorium on new distress commissions blunted some of the consequences of this latest round of grades, a drop from 14 districts earning F grades last year to four this year diminished the overall threat of new state takeovers. Dayton Public Schools, which already had accumulated two of three strikes, pulled up to a D. Those receiving an F this year were two districts already under state control, Youngstown and East Cleveland, as well as Springfield City Schools and Jefferson Township Local Schools. Lorain City Schools, the third district now under state control, received a D.
Youngtown's latest F, however, is set to trigger provisions of the distress commission law, 131-HB70 (Brenner-Driehaus), that call for the replacement of the elected school board with mayoral appointees if a district stays in distress more than four years without earning a C.
"Removing the duly elected school board members who have been totally marginalized since the Academic Distress Commission and appointed CEOs assumed control of the district certainly isn't the solution to the problems that plague our school system. Doing away with HB70 and restoring local control is," said a statement from Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown), who urged quick passage of distress commission overhaul measure HB154 (Jones-J. Miller.) The Senate Education Committee has a possible vote on the bill scheduled for next week.
The overall grade distribution for traditional districts was as follows:
A - 31, up from 28 last year.
B - 169, down from 191
C - 281, up from 253.
D - 122, unchanged from last year.
F - Four, down from 14.
For charter schools, the distribution is as follows:
A - Six, up from five.
B - 26, unchanged.
C - 60, up from 55.
D - 87, down from 95
F - 71, down from 79.
The Ohio Department of Education, which administers the rating system, highlighted increasing academic achievement overall exhibited by the report, including overall proficiency rate increases of 0.9 percent in English and 0.6 percent in math, increased math proficiency rates in all students subgroups and in all but one subgroup for English, an increase in the Performance Index for 56.3 percent of school buildings and a new high for the four-year high school graduation rate at 85.3 percent. Overall letter grades for school buildings showed 666 buildings increasing their grades over last year, with 86 jumping two or more letter grades. One hundred and six districts improved their overall grades, including the large majority of those previously receiving an F.
"This year's report cards show continuous improvement is ongoing and that, across Ohio, we are getting better and better at challenging, preparing and empowering each child," said Superintendent Paolo DeMaria in a statement. "We are seeing positive results from the focus on equity, partnerships and quality schools for all students. I applaud the hard work by students, teachers, parents and community members that has led to the progress we see. That said, we must keep pushing forward. We will continue to implement Each Child, Our Future, Ohio's shared strategic plan for education, and keep looking for ways to more effectively serve the state's 1.7 million students."
"I'm particularly proud of all the districts that have improved their overall grades," said DeMaria. "I know they will continue their focus on improvement so they can continue to advance even further and ensure that every student is successful."
Two lawmakers on the Senate Education Committee, Ranking Member Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and Sen. Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester), said the report card system is flawed and should be redesigned, arguing they penalize high poverty and large districts in particular because of the correlation of achievement measures within income, among other factors.
"It is vitally important for our children that the legislature addresses deficiencies with the school district report card process," said Maharath in a statement. "Many of the components used to determine school success and improvement disproportionately affect larger school districts. Instead we should be considering each district's unique circumstances, challenges and their individual rates of improvement."
"We need report cards that are accurate, authentic and useful so they can be used as a performance management tool in our communities and school districts to address areas of concern," said Fedor in a statement. "Without that, we cannot give schools credit for their successes or help them overcome their struggles."
House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) likewise criticized the design of the report card system.
"I am very concerned with the department's system of ranking our schools. Having a state agency assign an arbitrary letter grade to our local school districts is not a fair way to encourage academic improvement and heighten morale as has been demonstrated by the continued failing grades assigned to some of our poor and urban districts," said Sykes in a statement. "The kids and teachers who learn and work in these districts do not need more negative labels thrust upon them year after year from big city bureaucrats who live and work hours away. These communities need local control because only they know what is best for their schools and what tools they need to see every child succeed."
The Fordham Institute pointed to achievement gains demonstrated in the report card to argue that Ohio should stay the course with high standards it's set in recent years.
"Parents and communities deserve an honest look at academic performance," said a statement from Aaron Churchill, Ohio research director for Fordham. "Ohio's report cards remain the backbone of a transparent education system that puts student outcomes at the center. Importantly, report cards include not only point-in-time snapshots of proficiency but also measures of student progress over time. Because progress indicators don't correlate with demographics, they allow high-performing, high poverty schools to shine."
"Over the past decade, Ohio has raised expectations for schools and students," said Churchill. "These reforms challenge all young people to exit high-school ready for college and career, and they are starting to bear fruit. The visible gains in achievement should bolster confidence that Ohio is on the right track."
Lawmakers used the state budget bill to create a new study committee to examine possible changes to the rating system. Its report is due Dec. 15.
Thursday's release also included report cards for career-technical school and dropout prevention and recovery schools, as well as data on students' performance on the third grade reading guarantee. Of the 114,013 students subject to the guarantee's promotion requirements, 95 percent met the threshold. A bit more than 6 percent of the 121,567 third graders in Ohio are exempt from the guarantee; the law includes exemptions related to individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities, students' status as English language learners, and for students retained previously.
Spreadsheets showing report card data for districts, school buildings, charter schools, career-technical schools and dropout prevention and recovery schools are available at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Data/Report-Card-Resources.
2019 BCS Alumni Band Information
The Oak Harbor High School Marching Band will be joined for a halftime performance this fall football season with the BCS Alumni Band. We would like to cordially invite all Oak Harbor Band alumni to participate and become a part of the Alumni Band. This is a great chance to see old classmates, as well as perform on the field “one more time.” The date of the performance is Friday, October 4th, for the Oak Harbor vs. Vermilion football game.
Please visit the band website at www.OakHarborBands.com for more information and to register for this fun-filled event. The registration deadline is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND.
Travis A. Magoto
Instrumental Music Director
Oak Harbor High School
11661 W St Rt 163
B-C-S would remain one of the lowest taxed school districts in the area even with passage of Nov. 5th levy.
B-C-S Fact Sheet #1
Building Opening Times on School Days
Free and Reduced Meal Applications for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year are available
Free and Reduced Meal Applications for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year are available.
To apply for free/reduced-priced benefits, fill out the online application at:
Payschoolscentral.com or call the Food Service Office at 419-898-6216.
Looking to view your students meal account activity?
To add money to, or otherwise access (check balances, etc) your child's school lunch account, you can go to this link below:
To access this in the future, you can go to the B-C-S Website (www.bcssd.com) under the Parents Tab.
Everyone has to register if you have not logged in. If you need help with registering please call us.
B-C-S Food Service Department.
Victoria Coffman: firstname.lastname@example.org
419-898-6216, Ext. 2210
District Calendar for B-C-S Local School District for the 2019-2020 School Year!
The 41st Annual Oak Harbor Apple Festival Schedule!
What's Going On At RC Waters Elementary?
Check out all the fun we had last week!
Mrs. Beard’s reading group spent some time on the carpet while reading a Nate The Great chapter book.
Miss Schlett’s class got their hands dirty while learning letters and sounds. They used shaving cream to practice.
The food service staff at RC Waters is ready for an incredible year! We’re thankful for their smiling faces serving our students each day!
What's Going On At Oak Harbor Middle School?
Student Council Election Time!
Volleyball action shots from last week! Go Rockets!
Remember -- Be Kind!
Important Reminders for OHMS!
- THE MIDTERM FOR THIS GRADING PERIOD ENDS THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH. THIS MEANS WE ARE HALF WAY THROUGH THE FIRST QUARTER ALREADY!
- ART CLUB APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH. THE FIRST ART CLUB MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH AT 6 PM IN THE ART ROOM.
- LIFETIME PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH (FORMS WERE SENT HOME BUT WE DO HAVE EXTRAS IN THE OFFICE. YOU ARE TO PICK AND PAY FOR YOUR PACKAGE YOU WISH TO BUY, ALONG WITH WHICH BACKGROUND YOU WISH TO CHOOSE.
- BE SURE IF YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO BE ABSENT THAT YOU CALL THE OFFICE (419) 898-6217 TO REPORT YOUR STUDENT ABSENT. IF IT IS BEFORE OR AFTER OFFICE HOURS, YOU CAN LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH MRS. MACKO OR MRS. SANDWISCH.
WHATS GOING ON AT OAK HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL?
Attention Seniors - Note important yearbook dates!
Ask your Rocket what the 1-2-7 rule in the new economy means!
Daniel working on his irregular shaped teapot.
FutureReadyRockets learning critical skills!
The “Pride of Oak Harbor” takes the field for half-time!
Game time Rockets!
Mrs. Johannsen sporting her Rocket Pride!
IMPORTANT OHHS DROP OFF & PICK UP INFORMATION!
OHHS Doors Open @ 7:00 a.m. for student drop off. Classes begin @ 8:00 a.m.
Classes end at 2:40 p.m. Building Closes @ 4 p.m.
Student Drivers enter Lot A through drive 1 & 4.
Students Drivers exit HS through drive #4 only!
Parent drivers for student drop off/pick up enter Lot A through drives 1 & 4. Please pull all the way up to alleviate lines on route 163.
Lot B is staff parking and Buses ONLY. No entrance for students and parents between 7:35 – 7:55 and 2:20 – 2:50 p.m.
Drive 2 & 3 NO ENTRANCE. This is bus entrance only during the above hours!
WHATS GOING ON AT PENTA?
OH Homecoming Info:
ROCKET SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS:
- The Girls Cross Country Team finished 5th out of 8 teams at the Lakota Invite
- The boys cross country team finished 5th at the division one and two Lakota Invite race on Saturday. Cameron Crandall finished in 7th in 17:58 and Clay Winterfield ninth in 18:06, both earning medals.
- Rocket Volleyball closes out the match with Woodmore winning the third set 25-20.
- The JV Volleyball team start the day off right with a win over Woodmore 2-0
- The Final score from Rossford Oak Harbor Rockets 35 Rossford Bulldogs 0 Great Game Rockets
- Lady Rockets end their regular season tonight with a 15-4 Record for Dual play. Tied for 2nd in the SBC Clyde 199 Oak Harbor 204 The SBC match will be played at Fremont CC on Tuesday the 17th Tee at 10am with a Shotgun start Congrats on a successful season!
- The Lady Rocket Tennis Team Beat Huron 3-2. Winners Grace Johnson, Bailey LaFountain, Viv Kunkle, Ella Dedes, Hailey Shiets.
- The Lady Rocket Varsity Soccer Team defeats The Edison Chargers by the score of 4-0.
- The Lady Rocket Tennis Team beat SMCC tonight by the score of 4-1.. Winners: Grace Johnson, Hannah Duquette, Bailey LaFountain, Viv Kunkle, Ella Dedes, and Hailey Shiets.
- The Lady Rocket varsity Siccer Team defeated Port Clinton tonight by the score of 4-0. Good Job Ladies
- FINAL SCORE OH VARSITY BOYS SOCCER: OAK HARBOR 7 - Port Clinton 1
- The Lady Rocket Volleyball Team defeats Toledo Christian in 3 straight sets. Nice Job Ladies
- Freshmen Football Results Oak Harbor 32 Elmwood 0 Great Job Rockets
- Gonna miss these girls! 2019 Lday Rocket Golf Senior Night. Oak Harbor 187 Perkins 190 Medalist Genzman 43 So proud of the girls and our seniors, way to cap it off with a WIN!
BENTON-CARROLL-SALEM LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
WEEKLY SPORTS AND SCHOOL CALENDAR
WEEK OF 09/16/2019
Monday, September 16
1:00 PM A HS ~ Boys Golf - Ottawa County @ Maumee Bay
4:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Tennis - Tiffin Calvert
4:30 PM H MS ~ Volleyball - Huron
5:00 PM H HS ~ Boys Varsity Soccer - Willard
5:30 PM HS ~ Jostens reps in HS cafeteria to take class ring orders
6:30 PM H HS ~ Girls Varsity Soccer - Vermilion
Tuesday, September 17
HS ~ Girls Golf - SBC @ Fremont CC
11:00 AM HS ~ Jostens reps in HS cafeteria to take class ring and cap & gown orders
3:30 PM A HS ~ Boys Golf - Edison @ Thunderbird South
4:00 PM H HS ~ Girls Tennis - SJCC
5:00 PM A HS ~ Volleyball - Willard
5:00 PM H HS ~ Girls JV Soccer - Perrysburg B
Wednesday, September 18
HS ~ Jostens reps at Penta of present cap & gown info
4:30 PM A MS ~ Volleyball - Willard
5:00 PM H HS ~ Boys Varsity Soccer - Old Fort
7:00 PM HS ~ Financial Aid Meeting for Senior students/parents in the Hub
Thursday, September 19
District Wide Fall Picture Day
10:00 AM A HS ~ Boys Golf - SBC @ Fremont CC
12:00 PM A HS ~ Girls Tennis - SBC @ Port Clinton
4:30 PM H MS ~ 7th Football - Clyde @ Middle School
4:30 PM A MS ~ 8th Football - Clyde
5:00 PM H HS ~ Volleyball - Edison
5:00 PM H HS ~ Girls JV Soccer - Willard
Friday, September 20
7:00 PM A HS ~ Football - Woodward
Saturday, September 21
HS ~ Girls Tennis - SBC
9:00 AM A HS ~ Cross Country - Van Buren @ Owen CC - Findlay Campus
9:00 AM A MS ~ Cross Country - Van Buren @ Owen CC - Findlay Campus
9:30 AM A MS ~ Volleyball - 7th Only - Genoa Invite
10:00 AM H HS ~ JV Football - Woodward
11:00 AM H HS ~ Girls Varsity Soccer - Toledo CC
2:00 PM H HS ~ Boys Varsity Soccer - Eastwood
B-C-S Alum Highlight Nominations needed!
The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District wishes to highlight the accomplishments of its graduates who reside in our area, the nation, and the world!
The B-C-S Alum Highlight will be featured in the Sampler and in other media throughout our area. We know that Rocket Pride is strong, and so are the accomplishments and contributions of B-C-S alumni.
We look forward to recognizing and honoring the extraordinary individuals who are graduates of Oak Harbor High School.
The school district was founded on July 1, 1967 due to the consolidation of the Benton Township School District, the Carroll Township School District, and the Salem-Oak Harbor School District.Benton-Carroll-Salem Local School District, home of the Oak Harbor Rockets, serves 1700 students on three campuses: R.C. Waters Elementary School (Grades K--3), Oak Harbor Middle School (Grades 4--7), and Oak Harbor High School (Grades 8--12). The district is committed to serving the needs of all students to prepare them for the challenges of citizenship, the workforce, and life long learning.