Thursday, August 23, 2012
Check out our interactive database to see how students in Revere, Copley-Fairlawn and other local districts performed on the last Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy test.
Kindergarten students across the state are packing their book bags and smiling for first-day photos as they get ready to enter elementary school for the first time. For Copley-Fairlawn, the first full day of kindergarten is Aug. 23 and 24. For Revere, the first day of kindergarten is Aug. 24. In Ohio, kindergarten students are given the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment-Literacy test, or KRA-L, to help teachers identify each student’s early reading skills. These tests are not the pass or fail type, and how well a school performs does not impact its state report card. The assessments for the 2010-2011 school year can be found above by district. The tests are used to help teachers know which students need more help and which are a bit ahead …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sable previously served as CHS principal before being promoted to assistant superintendent.
Aaron Sable is back in the saddle as Copley High School's principal for the 2012-13 school year. Sable, who is also the district's assistant superintendent, will wear both hats until the Copley-Fairlawn school board finds a replacement. The school board accepted Sable's appointment at Tuesday's meeting and had no qualms about having him fill the position, as he has held it before. Sable was hired into the district two years ago as the Copley High principal, he said. Last year he was promoted to assistant superintendent. Former Principal Cameron Ryba resigned earlier this summer to take an assistant superintendent position in Strongsville. The school board originally hired Brunswick High Assistant Principal Marisa Bavaro to fill the …
Revere Local goes back to school today, as well as Cuyahoga Valley Career Center.
I know you're taking photos of your child on his or her first day of school this year... I mean what kind of start to the school year would it be if you didn't? I want to see those adorable photos. Share them with Fairlawn-Bath Patch by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button in this article. Uploading is free and easy. You even get to caption the photo. I know you're proud of your kids, and so am I! I want to see their smiling faces as they board the school bus or head into the building. The first day for Revere students was Wednesday. Copley-Fairlawn students start back Thursday. Congratulations and happy new school year! More back to school articles can be found here, including football schedules, supply lists and more.
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For local high school students attending the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, class starts up again on today. The Cuyahoga Valley Career Center serves eight school districts, including Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Revere and Twinsburg. The first quarter will end on October 26, and the last day of school will be June 4. A full calendar of holidays and other important dates can be found on the center’s website. Students can also pay their class fees online if they haven't already. The fees vary by class and range from about $500 for cosmetology to $15 for legal secretary II or programming and software development. A full list of programs offered is available on the site. As the school year goes on, make sure to check our school news page for…
The Everett Road bridge will remain closed until Friday. Here's how Bath Police are helping with back to school.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is still working on the Everett Road bridge, which means Revere High School cannot be accessed without taking a detour. Bath Township police Chief Mike McNeely said officers will be stationed at both intersections of Revere Road and Everett Road (yes, there are two) directing traffic in the morning and when school lets out. Bath police will also be in the neighborhoods of Kemery Road, North Hametown Road and Cleveland-Massillon Road to watch for speeding cars. "We have residents calling in to report cars driving too fast in their neighborhood," McNeely said. "So we're going to radar over there. Also, I don't think people realize there is a school zone on Cleveland-Massillon Road along Bath Elementary…
Monday, August 20, 2012
You might be surprised at the national average — tell us what you'll fork out!
Fairlawn and Bath parents may breathe a sigh of relief at the end of this month when students return to school, but before that happens, there is work to do. According to the National Retail Federation, the average person with children in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend $689 on their children. The biggest chunks of that expenditure are expected to be for clothing, at $246, and electronics, at $218. In 2011, the total expected expenditure was $603. For parents of college-aged children, the average expected back-to-school cost is $907. All told, that makes for an expected $83.8 billion to be spent on back-to-school shopping this year, which makes it the second-biggest consumer spending period, after the winter holidays. What will …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
As the first day of school gets closer, see how your local schools performed on last year’s state report card using our interactive search form.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
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Are you or your student headed off to college this fall? Beat being homesick by staying in touch with what's happening back at home in Fairlawn and Bath. There are several ways to take Patch with you, and it won't take up much space when you're packing: Enjoy going to college ... and don't forget those rolls of quarters for laundry and multiple packs of Ramen.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Make sure you and your student have everything needed for back to school.
To make the process as ridiculously easy as possible, we're running a series of back to school articles to help parents and children be prepared. Check back each day as we post the school supply lists for every school in the Revere Local and Copley-Fairlawn City school districts. Today we're sharing the supply list for Revere Middle School, grades six through eight. Click on the media portion of this article for a printable version of the supply list.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Local principals point out some common pitfalls and share tips for parents and students.
For parents with students making the transition from an elementary school to a middle school, these next few weeks can be a challenging time. Students are becoming more independent, but parents still want to help. "I don't think the kids are as scared of middle school as the parents are," said Patrick Mc Nichols, principal at Roxboro Middle School in Cleveland Heights. The local principals who talked to Patch agree that parents should stay involved, but there are ways to help students spread their wings. Here are a few tips. Parents and teachers, add yours in the comments. Encourage students to get involved The biggest problem students face is trying to make connections socially and figuring out where they fit in, said Brecksville-…