News & Announcements
Peer Shadow Day
November 20, 2018
7:15am - 2:20pm
Donuts & coffee as a light refreshment for all.
Students will be spending the day with another student from 7:15am until 2:20pm.
Parents will have the opportunity to meet with our administrators & counselors and be part of an information session at 7:15am.
Please RSVP to Mrs. Kronika (in the Counseling Office) by November 18, 2018. Thank you!
Please note that in the morning of Friday, November 9, 2018, together with the local Police & Fire Departments, we will conduct an ALICE Emergency Intruder DRILL. (See the ALICE Training/Talking Points document available in our November 2018 vol. 1 BMHS Newsletter https://www.berea.k12.oh.us/domain/1126.) Prior to the DRILL, classroom teachers and staff will be instructing students of the ALICE response procedures. Then, simulated in the DRILL, will be an emergency situation in which staff and students, depending on the presented circumstances, will be expected to respond accordingly. Authority Personnel will be present in the building and outside on the BMHS campus to coordinate students and staff.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Principal Ruggiero at 216-898-8900 #5407.
Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
Read the full story here.
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 email@example.com 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.
Student Parking is Available at the Roehm Athletic Complex / Cost is $30.00A few parking spots have been made available.Same rules apply as before:The student must possess a valid driver license and provide proof of insurance. In addition, all outstanding student fees must be paid in full.
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