BMHS Weekly Update
January 13, 2020
Travel Club Informational Meeting
We are traveling to Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2021. Come join us! There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 22 at BMHS in room 112 starting at 6 pm. Parents and students are invited to meet the chaperone (Frau Lyon) and learn about the trip. Web info at https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2098688YH
From the Clinic: Healthy Eyes
Healthy eyes and vision are a very important part of a child’s development. Vision care and eye checks should be part of your child’s routine medical care. Students are screened at school within the first sixty days of preschool. They are also screened in kindergarten, first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh grade. A student can be tested any time a teacher or parent suspects a vision problem. Please contact your student’s SWGHC school health specialist in your local school clinic for any questions or concerns.
Senior Cap/Gown Orders
Celebrating Success at BMHS
BMHS Hosts 15th Annual Grindstone Invitational
On Saturday, January 11, our district hosted the 15th Annual Grindstone Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament (aka, "Grindstone XV"). This event annually attracts 20-30 schools from across Ohio (and sometimes neighboring states), with hundreds of students participating. This year, 20 schools from five different Ohio Speech and Debate Association (OSDA) districts (Akron, Canton, Columbus, Youngstown, and Cleveland) were represented at the tournament, which was held simultaneously at both BMHS and BMMS buildings, utilizing most of the classrooms in each building.
OSDA speech events range across nine different categories, with some events emphasizing acting, some focusing on persuasive/rhetorical skills, and others constituting presentation styles. Debate events range across five different categories, both individual and partnered events, and even featured middle-school competitors for the first time (including two Berea-Midpark Middle School students).
Several BMHS students competed on Saturday, including: team co-captain Ethan Silver Riskin, Ethan Juhasz, and Zella Miller (Lincoln-Douglas Debate); Olivia Crossno (Congressional Debate); team co-captain Leah Allen (Program Oral Interpretation); Eliza Duke (Declamation); and Qariza Rafa-Vidya & Ashley Boledovic, who made their season debut in the event Duo Interpretation.
Special thanks to Athletic Boosters, who ran concession stands at both sites; BMHS student volunteers, who directed people to rooms, collected ballots, and tended to judges; all BCSD custodians at both sites; and to Dr. Mark Smithburger, who helped set up the trophy table for the awards ceremony.
It was another successful Grindstone Invitational, and we look forward to hosting the Cleveland OSDA District Championships on Saturday, February 1, at both BMHS and BMMS.