News & Announcements
BMHS SMILE Dental Program:
On April 1st your student will receive a Smile registration form in their homeroom class. This dental program allows students to receive basic dental services at school. If you are interested in your student participating in the dental clinic here at Berea-Midpark High School on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 please complete the form and return to the health clinic at BMHS asap.
END-OF-COURSE STATE TESTING: APRIL & MAY 2019
Please be aware that the upcoming months of April and May will include five (5) days of mandated Ohio Department of Education End-of-Course Testing. On each day, only the students testing in their graduation mandatory courses (English Language Arts 1, English Language Arts 2, US History, US Government, Algebra 1, Geometry & Biology) will attend school at the designated testing times. See the attached document for each day of testing, the tests being administered and the time schedules for each. Regular daily bus transportation times will be maintained in the mornings and afternoons like any other school day.
All students enrolled in any of our English Language Arts 1 & 2, Geometry, Algebra 1, Biology, US Government, and US History courses (regular, honors, CCP, AP, Ombudsman, online, etc…) are expected to arrive promptly for the graduation qualifying mandatory testing. Please note that on each of the indicated testing days, there are designated starting times for each of the separate tests. On each of the days of testing, students are expected to arrive in time for each of their scheduled test starting times.
Students and Parents please note:
- The format of testing will be online (not paper/pencil).
- Bring your own earbuds to listen to the test audio.
- Cell phones must be collected and turned-off. (maintenance of test security & preservation of WiFi bandwidth capacity)
- Ohio Department of Education testing resources: http://oh.portal.airast.org/users/students-and-families.stml
BMHS STATE END-OF-COURSE TESTS 2019 CALENDAR: Testing Calendar
As a state of Ohio graduation mandate, in addition to the required academic course work and necessary accumulation of credits, students must earn a total of 18 points attained through seven State mandatory End of Course Tests: Algebra 1, Geometry, English Language Arts 1, English Language Arts 2, Biology, American History and American Government. Students can earn from 1-5 points on each of these Tests. To ensure students are well rounded, they must earn a minimum of 4 points in Math, 4 points in English/Language Arts, and 6 points across Science & Social Studies.
- Advanced 5 points
- Accelerated 4 points
- Proficient 3 points
- Basic 2 points
- Limited 1 point
- No Score Available 0 point
Not meeting the above criteria would result in a student not earning a graduation diploma. Refusing to participate in this Testing will only result in a score of zero (0) and no accumulation of points towards the minimum 18 needed for graduation. This will not be permitted without signed consent of the Parent/Guardian & Principal.
Please see the Ohio Department of Education website http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-Graduation-Requirements/Graduation-Requirements-2018-and-Beyond for further details regarding these newly mandated State of Ohio Graduation Requirements, practice Tests, and other pertinent resources.
Spring sports pictures will be taken at the High School on March 18th for all sports except for track - which will be taken on March 21st at the Middle School. Online ordering can be done at orders.cavanaughphoto.com or you can download a form from the BMHS website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school photographer, Cavanaugh Photography, at 440-973-4390.
Link: Order form
Berea-Midpark High School Senior Pictures - Class of 2019
With graduation coming soon, Cavanaugh Photography has posted all of the senior yearbook portraits online for you to view and purchase if you would like. Photos can be found at the link below or by going to Cavanaughphoto.com. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact Cavanaugh Photography at 440-973-4390.
We are proud to announce our Berea-Midpark High School students that have successfully earned one of the highest cumulative grade point averages in our school! Depending on their cumulative Grade Point Averages (GPA), attained were the following academic honor classifications:
- Summa Cum Laude (With Highest Honor): Any student having earned a cumulative GPA of 4.250 or higher
- Magna Cum Laude (With Great Honor): Any student having earned a cumulative GPA of 3.850 to 4.249
- Cum Laude (With Honor): Any student having earned a cumulative GPA of 3.500 to 3.849
We deservingly recognize these students for their continued academic efforts and accomplishments by proudly displaying their names in a prominent showcase posted in the Main Hallway outside of the Main Office. This display is presently visible and will remain in place throughout this school year.
Please see the attached listing of students so honored.
ACT Practice ResourcesBelow are two free resources students may use to study for the upcoming ACT at BMHS. Juniors are already registered for the test, so they do not have to do anything but be on time that day and bring pencils and a calculator with them. Students with accommodations test February 20, and all other students will test on March 12.
The cost for an 18x24 yard sign with stake will be $15.00 payable cash or check (make check out to BMHS PTSA).
We are taking orders now for first run production in January. Signs will be available for pick up during conference night on February 21st.
If you have any questions, contact Becky Conroy at email@example.com or 216-469-0407.
The Post Prom event is a fun evening of food, games, prizes, music and more. Please click here for full details. Here are some notes:
Remaining meeting dates:
February 12, March 14, April 17, May 9, May 17 and May 18. Also Sunday evenings thru April 15th (except Feb. 24) from 5:00-7:00pm in the cafeteria for "Arts and Crafts" to help prepare for the big night.
A few upcoming fundraisers to help our cause:
On February 15 we will be collecting donations of clothes, linens, small household items etc. A truck will be at the school on Friday evening, Feb 15th from 7:00-9:00pm for drop off.
You can visit our link at https://fundrive.savers.com/e/bereamidparkpostprom
For updates and correspondence, please follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups.2107693499476717/
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text at 216-957-2247.
Carrie Matese and the Post Prom Committee
2019-2020 BCSD College Credit Plus Intent to Participate Form
Each year, any student interested in participating in College Credit Plus (CCP), MUST complete a CCP Intent Form to participate in the 2019 -2020 school year. This includes students who have participated in this program in past years.
Completing the online INTENT FORM is an annual requirement for all students returning to the program and new to the program. This program is for eligible students enrolled in grades 7-12 for the 2019 -2020 school year.
Here is the link to the Berea CSD CCP 2019 -2020 online INTENT FORM which must be completed by April 1, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.
Student applications for Academic Pin and Service Pin recognitions are immediately available for submission. Please note that for the selection and earning of such recognitions, at our end-of-school year awards programs, students must submit either or both of these applications. Qualification for academic awards and recognitions is not based solely on grade point average (GPA).
Academic Pin and Service Pin applications are attached as documents to this email and available on our BMHS website https://www.berea.k12.oh.us/domain/1151, as well as in our Activities Office. If you should have any questions, you are welcomed to contact our Main Office at 216-898-8900.
Due dates/deadline submissions: LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
- Academic Pin Application April 12, 2019
- Service Pin Application April 18, 2019
Concerning Parking Violations
Please note that Berea-Midpark High School is not responsible for any Parking Violations that you receive at St. Paul Lutheran Church or Baldwin Wallace University.
TWO-HOUR DELAY - NEW FOR 2018-19
The use of a two-hour delayed school opening may be utilized when the additional two (2) hours would allow for inclement weather to rise to an acceptable level. With the option of the two-hour delay, we will more likely be able to have school and avoid using as many calamity days.
A major part of a two-hour delay school opening involves the transportation of students to schools. Under a two-hour delay schedule, all schools will begin the day two (2) hours later than the regular starting time. The school day will end at the usual time. Students receiving school bus transportation should go to their normal bus stop location two (2) hours later than their regular pick-up time.
As with school closings, the two-hour delay to the start of the school day will be announced through the local media and our telephone message system to parents. If for any reason the two-hour delay is not sufficient to ensure safe travel, the District will close for the entire day. If this is the case, a second call will be made via our telephone messaging service.
Berea-Midpark High School - Q104 Jeremiah Show's High School of the Week!
Please listen to Q104 in the morning and check-out our promotional video!
2018 National Academic
Berea-Midpark High School Students
Each year, Berea-Midpark High School students participate in standardized testing opportunities that measure the academic achievement of school-aged participants across the United States. A number of present Berea-Midpark High students and recent 2018 graduates has been nationally recognized by the College Board organization for their achievements on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and/or College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. Berea-Midpark High School proudly announces the following 2018 distinguished student accomplishments: 2018 National Academic Recognition
Dear Berea-Midpark High School Families, Administrators and Teachers:
The Berea Midpark High School PTSA knows that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders and community members is important to the success of our students and school. That’s why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which grows partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students.
At a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. We feel Berea Midpark High School and BMHS PTSA can achieve that together—and the result will be national, state and community-wide visibility for the positive impact we are making together at Berea Midpark High School.
We need your help! As part of the process, National PTA requests feedback from families, administrators and teachers at two points in the school year—the beginning and the end. Your feedback will help National PTA generate a customized guide which will provide specific recommendations for improving our family-school partnership and achieving excellence. If you have children in other buildings and have already completed a survey, please complete this one also. Each school is surveying their families and each school needs a completed survey.
Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at this school and complete the following survey. Mark an “X” in the box that most accurately expresses how you feel about your experience. The survey can be completed online at https://www.surveyface.com/l/bmhs-ptsa-school-of-excellence-survey
Don’t forget to join PTSA and show your support for all that we do. Join online at https://my.cheddarup.com/c/berea-midpark-high-school-ptsa
BMHS PTSA President
If you have any questions, contact me at email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work toward becoming a National PTA School of Excellence!
Baldwin Wallace University and Berea celebrate Frankenstein as the tale turns 200
"It's alive!," so to speak, as Baldwin Wallace University's Ritter Library, in collaboration with community organizations, presents "Frankenstein: 200 Years," an all-inclusive Frankenstein Festival celebrating the power of the horrifying monster tale born 200 years ago.
Berea-Midpark Students Bring Monster to Life
To bring the festival's main man to life, BW collaborated with Berea-Midpark High School's impressive visual effects and design program to create a replica of the fantastical monster.
Berea-Midpark teacher James Bycznski and his high school students are familiar with constructing and designing all sorts of creatures in their TitanFX art program, which has received recognition for collaboration with local theaters, independent filmmakers, businesses, schools and the award-winning 2006 film "Crops."
AFS Host Families Needed
To the Families of our Berea-Midpark HS Students:
AFS is an organization that facilitates opportunities for our students to study abroad and for foreign exchange students to live and study in our own community. The global learning experience of hosting an international student in your family and home is a worthwhile opportunity that enriches not only the life of the visiting student, but also that of you and your family.
Berea-Midpark AFS is looking for host families for students who will attend Berea-Midpark High School during the '18-19 school year. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about another culture. All types of families make good hosts and families have a hand in choosing a student who best suits their family from a variety of countries. All that's needed is a bed, food and the same tender loving care and support you would want your own child to receive from a host family.
AFS students come from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, are good students, have some level of English proficiency, bring their own spending money, have medical insurance, and AFS provides much support during the student's stay here. The reward of such an experience are endless!
Henrique from Portugal -- Jose comes a family that knows all about AFS. His brother has studied with AFS, and his family has hosted a student. He can't wait to participate himself! He does well out on his own, and is very adaptable to new or challenging situations. He loves sports, and one of his favorites has always been soccer, but he' recently taken up sailing. Sailing has taught him teamwork and perseverance through difficulty. He's known to be chatty and funny.
Abel from France -- Abel describes his family as close-knit saying they are athletic travelers and love hiking in nature. He has two older sisters and two cats. He helps his dad outside with chores, like mowing & repairing things around the house. His mother says he has a sense of adventure and can't see him settling down in one place when he's older. Abel enjoys sailing and surfing. He is an avid surfer and skateboarder. In the future he would like to have his own skateboard/surf shop. He says he is "ready to discover other sports and activities." His favorite subject in school is English.
Contact Nancy Goette at 440/234-3821 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
With our increased enrollment and the challenges posed by our construction, we are grateful for the patience and cooperation that our students, parents, and staff have demonstrated during the busy times of arrival and dismissal. In order to best assure safe and effective student drop-off and pick-up, we ask that you comply with each of these expectations:
- Only students with valid parking tags, for either BMHS or Roehm AC, may park in the designated spaces of their assigned lots. Cars without valid parking tags are subject to being towed unannounced.
- Student pedestrian crossing of streets is permitted only in the the designated cross-walk areas.
- Buses only are permitted in the designated “flag pole” lot area directly in front of the building, during student arrival and dismissal times.
- Drop-off & pick-up of students is permitted only in the designated school parking lot area – not on the streets of Bagley, Eastland, or Maple.
- Vehicles which are entering & exiting the lot may do so only through the designated areas and following the indicated traffic flow.
Thank you for your continued cooperation!
Cafeteria News 2018-2019To the Parents of our Berea-Midpark HS Students:If your students qualified for the Federal Breakfast/Lunch Program last school year (2017-18), that assistance expires on October 4, 2018. If you have not yet received an approval letter for this year, your student's lunch benefits will end on October 4, 2018.Applications for past and prospective student qualifiers can be completed on mymealtime.comPlease contact Nutrition Services at 216-267-2142 if you have any questions/concerns.
Breakfast is offered daily starting at 7:00 AM in the cafeteria for $1.25. For students who receive free/reduced priced meals there is no charge.
It will be necessary for students to obtain their breakfasts and report to their class promptly. Thank you for your cooperation!
Berea-Midpark High School Lip Dub
Remind Text Messaging System Enrollment (Parent/Student)At Berea-Midpark HS, we will now make use of a parent/student text messaging system to directly and promptly notify you of important communications and/or emergency-like circumstances. You will receive messages only from the REMIND system as communicated by the BMHS administration. No others will have access to your phone number or be able to send group messages. Please enroll yourself to receive these group text messages. (See instructions below for enrollment.) To enroll:Text @dgh7ke from your cell phone to the number 81010- or -
Click onto: remind.com/join/dgh7ke (Use Student or Parent as your selection.)
BEREA-MIDPARK HIGH SCHOOL NAMED 2017-18 CLEVELAND CLINIC BANNER SCHOOL
Berea-Midpark High School has been named a 2017-2018 Cleveland Clinic Banner School. This award recognizes the school’s noteworthy success in leveraging community resources to advance student learning.
The Cleveland Clinic Civic Education Department offers programs designed to promote health and wellness, academic achievement, and career preparedness for students in grades K through 12. It takes ambitious teachers and encouraging administrators, though, to deliver these opportunities to students. The effort Jessica Boone, Jim Bycznski, Thomas Conti, Jane Darrow, and Monica McMullen invested in implementing the eXpressions® program and the support they provided in the process demonstrate an exceptional commitment to student enrichment and distinguish Berea-Midpark High School as a 2017-2018 Cleveland Clinic Banner School: a distinction earned by fewer than 30% of the 179 schools in four states that participated in Civic Education programming this year.
Do you like to travel? Explore cultures, new foods, sites and more.
Listen up students in grades 7 through 12!!! Find out about the many exciting opportunities by visiting the links of various opportunities coming up next year and years following:
BCSD Travel Opportunities
2017-2018 Immunization Requirements for Current 10th and 11th graders
The immunization letter regarding requirements for the 2017-2018 school year are mentioned in a letter (click below on Immunization Letter 2017 BMHS). Current 10th and 11th graders need to pay close attention in order to be compliant with the Meningococcal vaccine.
2017 National Academic Recognition of Berea-Midpark High School Students
Each year, Berea-Midpark High School students participate in standardized testing opportunities that measure the academic achievement of school-aged participants across the United States. A number of present Berea-Midpark High students and recent 2017 graduates has been nationally recognized by the College Board organization for their achievements on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and/or College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams. Berea-Midpark High School proudly announces the following 2017 distinguished student accomplishments: Download the complete list of 2017 student accomplishments
Berea-Midpark High School has been voted a Fox 8 Cool School!
Click on the above picture to view the Fox8 story which
aired October 5, 2017.
Man donates his business to help Berea City School students learn entrepreneurship
Polaris Satellite Videos Serve as Informational Tools
The links below are new Polaris Satellite Videos highlighting programs offered in our district. These videos serve as informational tools for parents, students and families about the Polaris Satellite offerings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8CvIYTnqm4 - High School Gateway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVA-E156ryU - Special Admissions