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Ocean bowl team members holding trophy Boardman Places in Pittsburgh's Penguin Bowl

The Penguin Bowl is a regional competition for high school students on topics related to the study of Oceans.  This year, the tournament was held February 3 at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.  BHS took two teams,  and came home with a 3rd place trophy and the other team placed 5th among the 16 teams that competed.  

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Announcements for Monday Boardman High School Annoucements

Please read the news that is announced to the students of Boardman High School during the 1st period Monday,  February 12, 2018.

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English Finalists Library of Congress/ Cleveland Public Competition Finalists

Congratulations to BHS juniors Meganne Evans, Marina Furman, Sydney Fike, and Ava Colaluca whose essays advanced to the final level of the Library of Congress/Cleveland Public Library's Letters About Literature Essay Contest!

Holden Lipke surrounded by fans after making 1000 point milestone Boardman Senior Hits 1000 Point Milestone

Congratulations to senior, Holden Lipke, for making his "1000" point career milestone. He scored a total of 27 points in Friday's basketball game against Mooney...lifting the Spartans to a 61-43 win over the Cardinals.  The stands erupted as he made the "1000 point basket"   in the final minute of play.  Read on to see more pictures.

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Speech State Qualifiers Yelisa Cortez, Matt Ellis, Alexandra Morar, Pranav Padmanabhan Speech and Debate State Qualifiers

Four Boardman High School Speech Team members qualified to compete in the Ohio Speech and Debate Association State Tournament held in Sylvania, Ohio on March 1-3. The tournament will feature the best competitors across Ohio.

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Mark Your Calendar 8th Grade Orientation

8th Grade Orientation set for February 21 from 6PM to 8PM.  Come see what is happening at the high school! 

Anthony LaMarca playing guitar on stage Congratulations! Boardman Grad Wins Grammy

Congratulations to Anthony LaMarca, Spartan Class of 2005, on his Grammy Win!  LaMarca is a member of rock band, The War on Drugs.  The Band won the Grammy for 2017 Best Rock Album for its "A Deeper Understanding".  LaMarca joined the alt-rock band in 2013, and plays guitar and other intstruments.

Marge LoCicero with Band Director Tom Ruggieri and Ethan Loosemoore Boardman Marching Band Surprises Woman on her 100th Birthday

Marge LoCicero said she wanted a "Marching Band" for her 100th Birthday, and so the Boardman Spartan Marching Band made that happen.  On January 23, more than 50 band members marched in to surprise Marge at her birthday party at Marian Living Center.  

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choir members sing a Disney tune Celebration of the Arts "A Great Success"

People are still talking about the Celebration of Arts 100 year event!  January 20th at the BPAC was a fun-filled and fantastic evening and the turnout was incredible. Thanks to all who helped organize, volunteered their time, performed, or provided artwork. 

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Principal's Message

Cindy Fernback

Happy November, Spartan Nation! 


It’s hard to believe that we have concluded our first nine weeks and are headed into the second nine weeks and the busy holiday season.   During the first nine weeks, many wonderful events took place at Boardman High School. 


We celebrated our 5th Annual YES Fest on Friday, October 20, 2017.  This year, we ventured in a slightly different direction for the first time by hiring a speaker who was not homegrown.  We invited Nick Scott to be our only speaker.  He is a disabled professional bodybuilder champion, a wheelchair ballroom dance champion, and an inspiring motivational speaker.  The students absolutely loved his speech, and the enthusiasm for him was the greatest our YES Fest has ever seen.  He encouraged our kids to be their true authentic selves, to develop a clear vision of what they wanted to create in their lives, and to be empowered with a positive mindset—regardless of the difficult circumstances or situations in which they find themselves.  This message of embracing the positive is the cornerstone of our YES Fest and a perfect introduction to the Community Festival that we have in our gymnasium immediately after the speech.  In that festival, we had over 50 community agencies join us and share their mission with our students.  Not only that, but the students were encouraged and challenged to sign up with one of those agencies to become a young volunteer.  We truly believe that just saying no to drugs is an incomplete message.  It needs to be paired with encouragement to invite more positive activities into our lives.  We hope our students find a charity that speaks to their hearts, and they make the commitment to give of their time.  Boardman is an amazing community, and connecting our kids to this great community in a spirit of service is a valuable gift—for our kids and for our community. 


Carrying that message of community service through our entire school year is our Emerging Leaders group, under the advisement of English teacher, Mrs. Safarek.  This club meets year-round and truly transforms the idea of service into the action of volunteering—turning the “talk” into the “walk”.    Each month, students meet for a lesson on leadership, or a presentation from a community leader.  Then, the students, along with building and district staff, venture out into the community on a Saturday to do some hands-on volunteering.  In September, a group of 35 students and staff took part in The United Way Day of Caring, and spent their free-time cleaning up a neighborhood on the East Side of Youngstown.  In October, a group of about 20 students and staff spent a Saturday volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.  This group of young volunteers learned how to put down a laminate floor, sand drywall, and prime and paint a new build in Boardman.  There are many more activities planned for the school year, so please encourage your student to get involved!!


Homecoming 2017 was an enormous success, with nearly 700 students attending and taking part in the festivities.  The theme this year was “Fall Ball” and the decorations were beautiful autumn mums, corn stocks, and pumpkins.  Our advisor, Mrs. Matiste, did an outstanding job organizing this large event.  The students looked stunning, and they behaved just as we expect them to as young adults.  A big thanks to all who helped make Homecoming 2017 an incredible success.


Looking forward, we will have our first conference night of the school year on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, from 3:15-8:45.  Conference night is an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers to communicate directly.  Nothing is more beneficial than direct communication, and this face-to-face meeting is just that opportunity.  Please call and schedule a conference with your child’s teachers.  You may call 330-758-7511, ext. 61010, to schedule your conference through Friday, November 17, 2017.


Finally, I want to wish all of you a very peaceful, love-filled Thanksgiving holiday.  I hope you enjoy the gift of family and delicious food.  I hope your homes are filled with joy, laughter, and love.  And always, I am grateful for all that you parents do for our school all of the time.


In sincere thanksgiving,

Cynthia M. Fernback

Principal BHS

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