The speech and debate team enjoyed their holiday break but returned to work before the new semester started. The team traveled to Springboro High School last weekend to compete in the 1st Annual Springboro Tournament. Congratulations to: Matthew Blackman, Top Novice and 4th in Drama Kevin McCray, Top Novice and 3rd in Declamation Rishi Mankala, 2rd in Oratory Ella Schrader, 2nd in Program Interpretation And special congratulations to Nate Houseknecht, who took 4th in Informative. This is Nate's 4th high-level finish on the season, and he is now qualified for the State Tournament in March! Also, congratulations to Frida Lozano, Tournament Champion in United States Extemp! Beavercreek placed 2nd as a team, with half the students as the tournament champions. Great job, Beaver SPEAK and Debate!
Our high school Spanish 1 students put their language skills to the test with a creative 'About Me' project! From sharing personal interests to highlighting newfound Spanish vocabulary, they're ready to showcase what they've learned in an engaging and fun way. Check out a few of their projects, which are displayed in the halls at BHS!
Congratulations to Ankeney 7th grader Juliet Faith! Juliet is one of three nationwide winners in a Scholastic magazine writing contest, where she wrote an essay about the power of resilience and problem-solving. Juliet won a copy of Dusti Bowling's book The Canyon’s Edge. Congratulations on your accomplishment, Juliet!
On Saturday, January 6, during the BCS Board of Education Annual Organizational Meeting, Jo Ann Rigano was nominated and elected Board President for the 2024 school year. Krista Hunt was nominated and elected Board Vice President.
This week, we highlight Ashley Bieller, a member of the student nutrition team at Shaw Elementary. Although Ashley began her BCS career only a few months ago, she says that recently retired student nutrition operations manager Dawn Kacvinsky has been the most influential person in her career since joining our team. If there is one thing Ashley hopes more people know about Beavercreek City Schools, it would be that we have a great community and awesome staff. She also hopes to influence our students by teaching them to be happy, healthy, and kind. We are thrilled to have Ashley as a member of the Creek family!
Join us in recognizing Chris Stein for his four years of dedication and service to Beavercreek City Schools as a Board of Education member. Chris' term will conclude at the end of the year, December 31. Thank you, Chris! 🧡🖤
This week's staff spotlight is Lukas Schweikert, our freshmen world history teacher and middle school cross country and track coach. ⭐⭐⭐ Lukas has been teaching in the district for two years and coaching for five. He says two of his favorite quotes are "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" and Mr. Roger's quote, "You make each day a special day by just you being you." He believes every student is unique and has their own special gifts. As long as they give their best, every day of teaching is a special and fantastic day. Lukas also says that many individuals have influenced his career. "As a Beavercreek grad, Class of 2012, many teachers in the district directly influenced how I teach and coach. To name a few, Mr. Enneking, Mrs. Ford, Mr. Vinson, Mr. Dave Miller, Mr. Cusick, Mr. Ahrns, and Mr. Schaadt all helped instill my love of history and how to teach it. Mrs. Group, Mr. Group, Ms. Egan, Mrs. Pope, Mr. Willets, Frau Humphrey, Mrs. Russ, Mrs. Nartker, Mr. Wegley, and Mrs. McDaniel showed me the importance of student relationships and how they foster educational growth. These teachers showed that if you care about a student, they will push themselves to learn. I would be remiss if I did not mention my actual family, my DPS family, and my Ferguson family (shoutout to Mr. Kelly, Mr. Anderson, and Mr. Gilbert for being the best social studies department!)
There is no better way to celebrate the first day of winter than with the start of winter break! ❄️❄️☃️❄️❄️ No school for students starting tomorrow, Friday, December 22, through January 5. Enjoy your time off, and we will see you after the new year.
Congratulations to Parkwood's Spelling Bee Champion, 5th grader Savannah Miller, and runner-up 4th grader Saketh Sajay! All the participants in this event did a great job. 🏆
There shouldn't be any last-minute holiday shopping going on this weekend by Trebein students thanks to the fifth graders' Mini Mall! Yesterday, students could shop and purchase handmade items such as pillows, jewelry, stress balls, candy, and even dog treats. The fifth graders made their items as part of their economics classes. The students learned about profit, supply and demand, advertising, goods and services, and teamwork while putting together the mini-mall for the rest of the school!
Mrs. Fouts' 7th-grade health classes at Ankeney wrapped up their muscular system unit by creating life-sized diagrams. Students got to tap into their creative side while choosing a theme and decorating their projects. It's clear the district has some true #Swifties, as one of the groups created a #MuscularTaylorSwift.
Hannah Johnson, kitchen manager at Valley Elementary, is this week’s staff spotlight! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Hannah has been with the district for two years and hopes to teach students the importance of kindness. She says, “Acts of kindness make the world a better place for everyone.” Hannah’s parents are to whom she attributes her success, as they have always supported and encouraged her. They also modeled a good work ethic and strong values growing up. If there is one thing she hopes people know about our district, it would be that we have so many wonderful staff members, and our students are always the top priority!
Special thank you to Nathan, Kayli, and Brady for taking a break from show choir rehearsal tonight to stop by our Board of Education meeting! They stopped by to give our Board an update on all things BHS in a new segment called “High School Happenings.” #BHS #FriendsShowChoir
Ms. Rice’s adorable kindergarten class at Trebein put on a VERY special performance for their families, including singing and dancing, and even had special props! They ALL did amazing! Afterward, students decorated gingerbread cookies. ⛄🎄🎅
Congrats to our Coy Robotics Teams! They won several awards at the Dayton Vex Classic and The North Union competition! We already have several state qualifiers this season!
Recently, two of our BHS Art Portfolio students, Audrey and Jayne, dedicated volunteer hours after school to paint an art mural for the Beavercreek Preschool students to enjoy. Thank you to their art teacher, Kathy Broyles, and preschool teacher, Amanda McQuade, for helping with this project! Great job, Audrey and Jayne! 🎨
Ankeney Middle School staff and students got into the Thanksgiving spirit last month by collecting food to donate to Feed the Creek. Each item donated meant a feather on the paper turkey of a staff member of their choice. The winner wore a turkey costume as our staff searched for turkeys to win prizes! Thank you to Ankeney's Student Advisory for organizing this event!
Main Elementary is bustling with activities for the season. The school held its school shop, which allowed students to take time to shop for gifts to give to their family and friends. We had"special wrappers" who took the time to volunteer and help make all the gifts purchased even more special for our students, and Santa even made an appearance! There was also a tree lighting for the first time at Main! Beavercreek High School student council spearheaded the night, which included hot chocolate and a holiday performance. #TheBestTimeOfTheYear ⛄️🎄🎅
The BHS Speech Team continues to excel! They traveled last weekend to Olentangy Liberty HS in Columbus. Exciting results came in, with the entire team improving their ranks and placements and many new students placing higher than ever for the first time! - Juniors Rohan Joshi and Addison Rodabaugh were the top first-year speakers in their events! - Freshman Matthew Blackman placed 2nd in Dramatic Interp - Junior Frida Lozano placed 3rd in US Extemp - Sophomore Saha Teegala placed 2nd in US Extemp - Junior Nate Housknecht won Informative with perfect ranks. This is Nate's second year with perfect ranks at the Olentangy tournament! Beavercreek is staying home but staying busy this weekend. They are hosting Ohio's only full 2-day tournament with teams coming from Columbus, Akron, Canton, and West Virginia. Wish them luck in competing and hosting as they end their first semester strong!