🌟 Staff Spotlight: Lori Howell! 🌟 Lori has been with Beavercreek City Schools for 16 years and works as a bus driver and BHS lunch monitor. She is also "Rooted" in the BCS community as a Beavercreek High School Class of 1986 Alum! During her career at BCS, she credits Sue Rex, her bus trainer with Kettering City Schools, as being the most influential person in her career. Lori started her driving career at Kettering almost 30 years ago. Her favorite memories include meeting so many wonderful coworkers and making friends with many of them. While not driving a bus or working in the cafeteria, Lori loves to spend time with her family, taking trips to the beach, gardening, and attending car shows with her husband. "I am proud to be able to live and work in such a wonderful community with so many great people. I'm lucky to call Beavercreek home, " Lori said. We are lucky to have her in our Creek family! 🧡🖤
🚫📱 Attention, BCS families and community members! 🚫📱 We're thrilled to announce our participation in Greene County Public Health Department's "Global Day of Unplugging" tomorrow, Friday, March 1st! As part of this initiative, Beavercreek City Schools will be taking a break from social media for the day. This means you won't see our usual posts. But don't worry, our weekly staff highlight and our new Creek Fact Friday post will be shared on Saturday instead. We appreciate your understanding and support as we prioritize disconnecting to reconnect with what truly matters. Let's embrace this opportunity to engage in offline activities and recharge our minds and spirits. We look forward to connecting with you again soon! 🌟#DisconnectToConnect #GlobalDayOfUnplugging #BCSUnplugged 🧡🖤
🐸🎩 Leap into Fun with Main Elementary Kindergarteners! 🎩🐸 There's no better way to spend an extra day in February than with these colorful frog-themed Leap Day hats! Our kindergarteners are ready to leap into a day filled with adventure, learning, and lots of ribbiting fun! #LeapDay2024
Congratulations to our Creek hockey players who received Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League (SWOHSHL) All-Star honors! These players will play this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in the 2024 SWOHSHL All-Star Game at the Kettering Rec Center! 🏒 Good all to all the players.
Ankeney and Coy students in the Medical Detectives class were treated to a presentation from High School Biomedical teacher Molly Wavra and phlebotomist Moriah Kendall-Joy. Students saw and interacted with a blood draw, learned about blood types, determined the blood type of a mystery person, discovered the difficulties of the shape of the cells of people with sickle cell anemia, saw their heartbeat on a screen, took their temperature, and pumped up a set of actual lungs. Students also learned about several professions related to the medical field, including phlebotomist. While interacting with all the activities, students learned about the new biomedical pathway offered for 9th-12th grade Beavercreek High School students. Freshmen interested in the biomedical field are encouraged to sign up for the first-year class Principles of Biomedical Science. There are four classes in the biomedical pathway, and any student who completes three classes with a C or higher is eligible for a $3,000 scholarship to Sinclar for any classes. Students also complete a graduation requirement by participating in the pathway. Thank you, Molly Wavra and Moriah Kendall-Joy, for spending the day with our students at Coy and Ankeny!
Many of our schools kicked off their Read-A-Thon week yesterday, and we are thrilled to see our students diving into the wonderful world of books! Check out some photos of our Parkwood students enjoying reading time. 📙📘📙
⚠️ We have a "Rooted Alert" with this week's Staff Spotlight! ⚠️ Not only is Sarah Hemmerich one of our outstanding 3rd-grade teachers at Shaw Elementary, but she is also a 2014 Beavercreek High School graduate! Sarah has been with the district for six years and credits her students as the most influential people in her career. "Each year, they create special memories and remind me why I chose this profession. They are the reason my job is fun and exciting, and I feel incredibly fulfilled as I watch them grow." When asked what her favorite memory at BCS has been so far, she said she couldn't just pick one but that she loves all the special events like the fun run, field day, the 100th day of school, and other celebrations. "It's so much fun to step away from academics for a day, do something fun, and create special memories. Outside the classroom, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hanging out with her puppy, Henry, listening to audiobooks, and attending Bengals' games. Sarah and her husband are Bengals season ticket holders! And finally, Sarah said, "Being a member of the Creek family means being a part of a community that celebrates student success and growth! 🧡🖤 #BCSstaffspotlight #RootedInOurCommunity #BcrkSchools #BHSAlum
We're thrilled to introduce our latest weekly segment: Creek Fact Friday! Every Friday, we'll be delving into the intriguing world of BCS with enlightening facts, anecdotes, and trivia. source: https://www.beavercreekliving.com/beavercreek-blog/itemlist/tag/school
Shoutout to Mr. Back's government classes at the high school for an incredible mock congress simulation! Over seven days, these students took on the roles of legislators and created their own bills as part of the simulation. Congrats to Cody Mantia, Heliana Altamirano, Bailey Kidwell, Halle Anderson, Maddie Killingsworth, Alida Ohrman, Mary Frantz, Landon Soujon, Zaiden Taylor, and Nahla Bounil for getting their BILLS passed in the class.
ICYMI, our varsity girls bowling team brought home the GWOC Championship this year! Congrats girls! 🎳 #CreekProud
Yesterday, we spotted our dedicated DARE instructor, Officer Peffly, in action at Shaw Elementary. She was teaching a valuable lesson to Mrs. Gentil's fifth-grade students. When she visits the schools, not only do they dive into important topics, but they also add a touch of fun with a playful dress-up session! 👮♀️ #DARE #ShawElementary #OfficerPeffly
Last week, our BHS softball ladies had a blast at their Galentines' get-together while also showing support for their Taste of Belgium fundraiser! It looks like they enjoyed a little sock exchange, too! 🎉⚾️
Good luck to BOTH the BHS Men's and Women's Swim teams as they compete at Districts at Miami University Tomorrow, February 17th! Also, check out those awesome jackets our guys are sporting! Boys Start: 10:45 am and Girls Start: 5:45 pm #LetsGoBeavers 🧡🏊♀️🏊♂️🖤
🌟 Staff Spotlight: Meet Lula Kersteiner! 🌟 If you haven't met Lu yet, you're truly missing out! Lula Kersteiner shines as the administrative assistant at Parkwood Elementary, and we're thrilled to feature her in our Staff Spotlight this week. With nearly 25 years of dedication to our district, Lu's journey has been shaped by the wisdom and kindness of influential mentors like Sue Bamford and Vicki Keivel, who have inspired and guided her along the way. When asked about her favorite BCS memory, she said, " After all this time, there are so many. But being 'a security blanket' for a young girl tops her list. "The girl was anxious about going to class, so she would stop in every day to hug her. I would tell her she was going to have a great day! She would smile and go to class." We also asked her what it means to be a member of the Creek family, and she said, "The saying that it takes a village is so very true today. We may not know what is going on in a child's life, but teachers, counselors, office staff, and administrators all working together to guide our children to be good citizens, friends, and classmates is so important. I am very thankful to be part of the BCS and Parkwood community. I hope I have helped make a difference in some small way." Beyond her dedicated work, Lu enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her husband and their beloved dog, Molly. Whether it's soaking in the beauty of Lake Erie or adventuring through Ohio and Kentucky State Park lodges, Lu's passion for travel and adventure keeps the roads hot, as her husband fondly remarks. Thank you, Lu, for your unwavering commitment and heartfelt contributions to our school community. You truly embody the spirit of excellence and compassion that defines Parkwood Elementary! 🧡🖤🧡
💕 Valentine's Day Fun at Fairbrook! 💕 Check out these adorable snapshots from our Valentine's Day festivities! Our students had an absolute blast with games, crafts, and non-stop partying! Thanks to everyone who made it a day to remember!
A special thank you to Abby, Maren, and Katie from BHS Student Council for stopping by tonight's Board of Education meeting to present an update on all things BHS! We love hearing all the great and exciting things happening with our students.
👮♂️👮♀️🚔 Celebrating School Resource Officer Appreciation Day! 🎉🏫👨✈️ Today, we're honoring our dedicated School Resource Officers – Officer Majercak, Officer Unroe, Officer Peffly, and Beavercreek's Chief Security Officer Williams! 🌟 They are more than just officers; they are ROOTED in OUR COMMUNITY as pillars of our schools, working tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and school grounds. Their commitment, professionalism, and unwavering dedication to serving and protecting our school community inspire us every day. Whether it's fostering positive relationships with students, providing guidance and support, or swiftly responding to any situation, they go above and beyond to make our school a safe and welcoming environment. Join us in expressing our deepest gratitude to Officer Majercak, Officer Unroe, Officer Peffly, and Chief Safety Officer Williams for their outstanding service and for being invaluable members of the Beavercreek family! 👏👏 #SchoolResourceOfficerDay #SafetyFirst #BeavercreekStrong 🚓🏫👮♂️
💕 Love was in the air at Parkwood Elementary today! Students enjoyed festive Valentine's Day parties filled with fun activities and sweet treats. #ValentinesDay #ParkwoodElementary 💕
🍬💖 Celebrating Valentine's Day with Mrs. Morgan's 1st graders at Trebein Elementary! They got creative using Conversation Hearts to craft sentences. What a sweet way to learn! 📚✏️ #ValentinesDay #TrebeinElementary #SweetSentences 🧡🖤
🌟🕺✨ Celebrating Night to Shine! 🎉👑🎩 Last Friday was a night to remember as several Beavercreek students, staff, and alumni came together to participate in Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation! 🌟💃 Night to Shine is more than just a prom night – it's an unforgettable experience for individuals with special needs, filled with joy, laughter, and cherished memories. Our incredible staff dedicated their time and hearts as volunteers and buddies, ensuring that every moment was filled with love and support. Meanwhile, our amazing students and alumni shined bright as they attended as honored guests, experiencing a night of celebration