Thursday, September 6, 2012
Use our free tools—like our calendar, announcements page and photo gallery—to interact with your school's community.
It's a new school year, and that means new class schedules, clubs and after-school sports practices. At Brecksville Patch, we know it's tough for parents to stay involved, juggling PSO news, soccer game photos and academic awards. Let us help you! Take a tour of some of our features that can help you interact with your school community and have stress-free, happy school year.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Catch up on the news this week.
Catch up on the news in Brecksville this week by checking out the summaries below:
Share your favorite photos of the first week for Brecksville-Broadview Heights’ Bees.
Thursday, August 23, 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 Brecksville. 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.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Check out our interactive database to see how students in Brecksville-Broadview Heights and other local districts performed on the last state report card.
As students get ready to head back to school, parents want to make sure the youngest learners are getting off to a good start. Check to see how well your child’s elementary school performed on the 2010-2011 state report card by searching the database above. All public schools in Patch districts below the middle school level have been included. For Brecksville-Broadview Heights, this includes Central School, Chippewa Elementary School, Hilton Elementary School, and Highland Drive Elementary School. Parents should note that state testing begins at the 3rd grade level. For a look at the most recent literacy levels for kindergarten students in your district, check out this database. The database above includes each school’s overall ranking, …
Check out our interactive database to see how students in Brecksville-Broadview Heights 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 Brecksville-Broadview Heights students, the first full day of kindergarten will be Sept. 4. 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 of the curve and need extra …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Use Patch this year to help spread the news about student activities and accomplishments.
For local high school students attending the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, class starts up again on Wednesday. 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…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Catch up on the news this week.
If you missed a story or two this week, don’t worry—you can catch up in just a few minutes by checking out the summaries below.
Check our special page for the latest news for students and parents.
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-…