Brecksville - Broadview Heights City School District
6638 Mill Road | Brecksville, OH 44141

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District News & Announcements
January 23, 2017 Board Meeting (MS Auditorium)
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools Board of Education will meet on Monday, January 23, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the Middle School Auditorium, 6376 Mill Rd, Broadview Hts, OH 44147.  Prior to adjourning, the Board will meet in executive session for the purpose of reviewing negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of employment, as per board policy 0166, item E.  Agenda 
Sip and Support Our Scholars
The Schools Foundation is sponsoring a new fundraiser this year. Set your calendar for the evening of March 4 for an evening of Wine and Craft Beer Tasting. The Foundation is celebrating 25 years of classroom enrichment grants and student scholarships.
More Details on the evening's activities and how to purchase tickets. Registration deadline is February 14.
Shannon Williams is Ohio Volleyball Player of the Year

BBHHS Junior Shannon Williams is the 2016-17 Gatorade Ohio Volleyball Player of the Year. Williams is the first Gatorade Ohio Volleyball Player of the Year to be chosen from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School.

The BBHHS Choir & Orchestra Present “The Sounds Of The Renaissance”
An Evening of Madrigal & Baroque Style Music will take place on February 15. Plan to attend the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School’s Choir & Orchestra performance, beginning at 7pm in the High School’s auditorium. Both the orchestra and choral groups will arrange themselves on stage in a manner that will create the feel of a 1400’s performance, while also incorporating lighting and costuming elements. 
2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration
Registration for kindergarden for next school will take place on Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9.  
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra to Perform at BBHHS
On Friday, April 28 at 7 PM the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra (CJO) will perform in the BBHHS auditorium. The program will open with a number featuring the BBHHS Jazz Ensemble perform with the CJO. 
Board Elects Leadership and Approves Levy Request
At its Organizational Meeting, the Board of Education reelected Mark Janzten to serve as President of the Board for 2017. Kathleen Mack was reelected to the position of Vice President.
Also, the Board approved the first of two required resolutions to place a 5.99 mill continuous operating levy on the May 2, 2017 ballot. The second resolution will be approved at the regular January Board meeting on Monday, January 23.
A group of citizens has volunteered to mount a levy campaign and share information with the community prior to the election. The last time a new operating levy was approved by the community was in 2004.
Stepping Stone Preschool Earns Five-Star Award

The State of Ohio awarded the district's Stepping Stone Preschool a Five-Star Award for exceeding the  state mandated standards. Stepping Stone, a districtwide program for special needs students is housed at Hilton School. Individual goals, accreditation, parent involement and transitional programs are several of the increased standards offered at Stepping Stone. For more details: Stepping Stone News Release

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School Closing Information
The district closely monitors the weather forecast for snow and extremely cold temperatures throughout the winter months. The website most used for for weather information is When the decision to close school is made, the information will first appear on the superintendent's Twitter feed. You can follow her at @SuperBeeBBH. In addition, parents will receive a phone call and the information will be posted on our website and all major local news stations. Whenever possible, the decision to close school will be made the previous evening. However, closing may be announced as late as 6 a.m. depending on a variety of factors. 
BBHHS Orchestra Members Selected to Perform with OSU
The BBHHS Orchestra will have nine students rperforming with the Ohio University Honors Orchestra from January 13-15, 2017. This is the most students in the school's history to achieve this level of participation. Student musicians auditioned for and were selected by Mr. Steven Huang from the Ohio University Orchestra. 
Congratulations to:
Alexandra DiDonato (cello)
John Galik (violin)
Kathryn Mays (cello)
Erica Nie (violin)
Jenna Shin (viola)
Benjamin Skapura (violin)
Jaeyoung Yu (violin)
Carolyn Yuan (viola)
Jackson Zubal (viola)
Steve Cocchiola, BBH Orchestra Director
Board Took Action on Two Important Items
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights Board of Education approved a new contract with the non-teaching, support staff at the November 21 Board of Education meeting. Additionally, at that meeting the Board  began discussing plans for an operating levy to be on the May 2017 ballot.   
BBHHS Volleyball Team Wins 1st State Championship
A terrific and competitive season for the 2016 BBHHS Girls Varsity Volleyball team came to an end on Saturday, November 12 with the Lady Bees winning the state title for the first time in school history. Congratulations to this amazing group of student athletes, coaches, trainers, and their families and fans. 
Highlights of championship match
Talking Bees Tournament

The BBHHS Speech and Debate team enjoyed great success this weekend as they hosted their third annual speech and debate contest. Over 500 student competitors, adult judges, coaches and volunteers from 22 schools attended the Talking Bees Tournament on Saturday, November 12. Overall the Bees placed 5th for their highest team finish of the year.

At the high school level, Gabby Dachtler placed 1st in Dramatic Interpretation earning her third bid to the State Tournament and Frank Zu took 3rd place in the Lincoln Douglas debate to earn his second trip to the state finals. Also placing were Elizabeth Painter, who competed in two events and placed in both, Pammy Boulas, Delia Brennan, Christine Rutkowski and Aaron Yeh.

The first year Middle School Team was well represented during the awards ceremony with Leah Honeycutt and Marina Tarrassenko placing 5th in Public Forum debate and Miriel Yeh placed 2nd in Original Oratory.

Coach Mark McCandless is proud of the team’s progress and results.

Socktober - A Huge Success
With the help of the 3rd grade Kindness Club and Mrs. Boczulak, Highland Drive Elementary School participated in the worldwide Socktober movement during the month of October. Highland brought in 1,570 pairs of new socks that were donated to homeless shelters. Photos  
Quality Profile for 2015-16
For the third consecutive year, the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District, along with approximately 60 other school districts in Ohio, prepared a Quality Profile for their communities highlighting student, staff and district success and achievements.
2016 Gallery of Achievement Induction
Five new members were inducted into the BBHCSD Gallery of Achievement on October 13. Four graduates and one former faculty member were selected for their lifetime achievements and contributions to society. 
Four BBHHS Names National Merit Semi-finalists
Four members of the Class of 2017 have been named as semi-finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition. The four BBHHS students named as National Merit Scholar semi-finalists for 2017 are: Dana Dosen, Erin McMahon, Rushil Raghavan and Jessica Wang.  
Nine Members of Class of 2017 are National Merit Commended Students
Nine more BBHHS seniors have been honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Their scores earned them recognition as Commended Students. Congratulations to Justin Bowen, David Dierker, Bridget Fallon, Alyssa Holzinger, Brielle Marlow, Patrick Meng, Jose Prakash, Ryan Serraglio and Jaewon Yu.  
District 8th in State on Report Card Data
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District's test scores and other ratings on the new Ohio Department of Education's Report Card are the eighth highest in the state. In both Cuyahoga County and all of Northeastern Ohio, BBH ranked fourth.  To view the entire report card: BBHCSD Report Card.
Additionally, Chippewa Elementary School placed among the top 20 in the state on the Performance Index grade, which is Ohio's main measure of how much students know.
Highland Drive Elementary is proud to introduce it's newest initiative: #kindkids!
Highland Drive Elementary School wants to be known as a “Kind School”. Research show that kindness is indeed contagious and it is natural for people to seek the positive emotions that accompany seeing and doing acts of kindness. Highland Drive Elementary believes that by introducing this initiative at the elementary level, they will help instill in students a life-long desire to help spread kindness at school, at home and beyond their years at elementary school. 
First Day of School Video with Superintendent Joelle Magyar
Join Superintendent Joelle Magyar as she visited each school and met with students on their first day of the 2016-17 academic year. Day One: 2016-17 Year for Students  
$20,000 Grant Awarded to District
District receives BWC grant for Special Needs Students  
2016 D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year
Congratulations to Brecksville Police Officer John Chrisopulos who was named the 2016 Ohio D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year.  
Boys 200 Freestyle Relay Team, National Champions Honored
The BBHHS 200 Freestyle Relay Swim Team swam for and won the 2016 National Championship this summer. 
Check Flyer Central Often for Student Focused Activities
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District is pleased to assist with the promotion of events for students per board policy. Flyers are posted in an electronic format, saving paper and time but still reaching a broad audience for these events. Remember to check this section of our website frequently for after school programs, activities and/or athletic opportunities that may be of interest to your family.  Current Flyer Central Listings  
Welcome from New Superintendent Joelle Magyar
Superintendent Joelle Magyar welcomes all to the new school year and introduces herself to the community in a brief letter. 
Bus Routes for the 2016-17 School Year
Bus routes for the new school year are posted on this Transportation section of this website and can be accessed via this link: 2016-17 Bus Routes. 
Registration for New Students
Please visit New Student Registration sectionon this website to register students new to the district. 

Complete the enrollment package and call  440-740-4027  for an appointment to finalize enrollment. Registration hours are Monday - Thursday 7:30AM to 3:30PM and Friday 7:30AM - 11:30 PM. Bring the completed enrollment package along with requested documentation to the registration appointment at the Education Center, 6638 Mill Road, Brecksville.

Review of 6th Grade Students' Use of Chromebooks
Students who entered the sixth grade in August 2015 were the first class to be given Chromebook laptop computers to use throughout their three years at Brecksville Broadview Heights Middle School.   
Physics Cardboard Boat Regatta
High School teacher Mary Ellen Mauser once again organized a curriculum based and energetic cardboard boat regatta. 
Math Olympics at Hilton
The first grade team at Hilton held "Math Olympics" on Friday, May 20th. There were 10 "events" set up around the school at which the students had to use the skills they've learned this year in math. The events focused on addition, subtraction, telling time by reading a clock, measurement, greater than/less than, identifying numbers to 120, and problem solving.  
Annual High School Senior Award Program
Congratulations to the recipients of scholarships and awards at Senior Award Night. We are proud of our BEES!  2016 Senior Award recipients. 
Master Teachers Honored
Eight teachers either achieved the status of Master Teacher or renewed their Master Teacher Designation this spring and were honored at the May Board of Education meeting. 
BBHHS Earns State Board of Education Award

The State Board of Education awarded Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School one of it's first Annual All A Awards’s for grades earned on the Ohio School Report Card. Only 8 high schools in Cuyahoga County and 28 in the entire state earned this award.

District has Water Tested
Water supply in each school passes all standards 
Middle School's Annual Kick-It Campaign
Once again this spring, the students and staff of the Middle School are raising funds for childhood cancer research through a wide ranging Kick-It Campaign with many events. 
BBHHS Earns Silver Medal in US News Ranking
Student performance on assessments is key measurement
Robotics Team Competed at World Championships
Three teams competed at U.S. Open 
One-to- One Laptop Program Going Strong
Last fall each sixth grader was given a laptop for academic use during the three years at the middle school. This brief video provides an update from staff on the success of this endeavor. One to One Laptop Program 
Joelle Magyar Welcomed as New Superintendent
Board of Education and staff welcome new superintendent at April meeting 
District Earns Auditor of State Award
Efforts and policies lead by Treasurer Rick Berdine and his staff results in district receiving a clean annual audit and the Auditor of State Award 
Board of Education Selects New Superintendent
Joelle Magyar, current Assistant Superintendent of Mayfield City Schools, will be approved as Superintendent of Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools.
Robotics Team Headed to World Championships
BBHHS Team 2011 B named Excellence Award winner 
Congratulations Gymnasts and Wrestlers
13th Straight Championship for Gymnasts and 6th Consecutive Wrestling State Champ 
BBHHS Swim Team Sets State Record
Record broken for 200 Freestyle Relay 
BBHHS Sophomore Spoke at NFL Combine
Avery Diedrick Spoke Before NFL Representatives 
BBH Students are Biggest Winners
A Central and a Hilton class were honored by WKYC 
Welcome to New Website
Remember to change your bookmarks to the new site. 
Debate Team Sending Ten Students to State
Record Set for Number of State Qualifiers 
Update on Superintendent Search
Board thanks community and staff for participation in focus groups. 
Board Leadership for 2016
Mark Jantzen and Kathleen Mack will serve as president and vice-president respectively for 2016. 
Alecia Farina Honored
BBHHS senior and gymnast was selected High School Athlete of the Year at the 16th Annual Greater Cleveland Sport Awards ceremony. Congratulations, Alecia. 
2016-17 School Calendar
The Board of Education approved the 2016-17 BBHCSD calendar at its December 14, 2015, meeting. 
Two-hour School Delay Operating Procedures
In case of winter weather expected to improve by mid-morning, these procedures will be used to start the school day two hours later than normal. 
Interim Superintendent Hired
Board Selects Dr. P. Joseph Madak 
BBHHS Top ACT Scores in NE Ohio
Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School graduates are prepared for college! Data reported by the Ohio Department of Education reveals that the members of BBHHS Class of 2014, (the most recent data), require little college remediation. 
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting (MS Aud)
Mon Jan 23 2017
PSO Council/HS Meeting
Thu Feb 2 2017
PSO Council
Thu Feb 2 2017
President's Day No School
Mon Feb 20 2017
Ticket to Broadway (HS)
Sat Feb 25 2017
Board Meeting
Mon Feb 27 2017
PSO Council Brunch
Fri Mar 3 2017
PSO Council Brunch
Fri Mar 3 2017
Kindergarten Registration
Wed Mar 8 2017
Kindergarten Registration
Thu Mar 9 2017
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