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As we face proposed building changes that include closing Market St. Elementary next school year, we know there are many questions.  We encourage you to attend a parent meeting Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 PM at BHS Cafeteria.  PLEASE ENTER THROUGH DOOR 8. 

The District has set up an email address--Questions@boardmanschools.org . We will compile your questions, and gather answers in time for Thursday's meeting

BOARDMAN SCHOOLS EXCELLENCE FUND AWARDS TEACHER GRANTS teacher grant winners pictured in the library, with BSFEE board members holding check

Congratulations to the teachers who were awarded grants from the Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence!  Communication and technology were at the forefront, and each grant will encourage 21st Century learning.


WINTER BAND CONCERTS JANUARY 9 & 10 honors band with flute and other instruments

Boardman Center Intermediate and Glenwood Junior High proudly present two great winter band concerts on Wednesday, January 9 and Thursday, January 10!  

The 5th and 7th grade band winter concert is Wednesday, January 9.  The 6th and 8th grade band winter concert featuring our Glenwood 8th grade jazz ensemble is Thursday, January 10.  Both concerts are at 7 PM in the Boardman High School Performing Arts Center.



STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS PROJECT Morgan Brandt holds cards for stockings for soldiers project

Students from K-12 stepped up to help a recent Boardman graduate in a Holiday Service Project for our military men and women who won't be home for the holidays.  Hundreds of handmade cards and letters will be sent via the Blue Star Mothers of America Organization.


Last Thursday, BGJHS had its first PTA Family Night with a special guest speaker, Jim Brown, the owner of Handel’s Ice Cream.

BOARDMAN AWARDED TURNING FOUNDATION GRANT Carrie Hurd, Tim Harker, Todd Smith, Bart Smith Chelsea Wisbar Grant team

Glenwood Jr. High Technology teacher Tim Harker and a team of teachers and staff from Boardman have won a $5,000 Innovative Teacher Mini-Grant from the Turning Foundation. It is one of only 15 grants awarded in a 4 county area. 

BGJHS Weekly Review in Photos



THE LITTLE MERMAID TICKETS ON SALE NOW Disney's The Little Mermaid graphic with Ariel and the moon.

Boardman High School Drama Guild presents Disney's The Little Mermaid November 15-17 at the Boardman Performing Arts Center.  Tickets can be purchased at the door:  $12 for Adults, $10 for Students/Senior Citizens.  OR CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW. 

BGJHS Kindness Fridays BGJHS Kindness Fridays

BGJHS Kindness Fridays


JA It's My Future program was taught to the entire 7th grade at  Glenwood Jr. High on October 8.  The Boardman Rotary funded the program for all 16 classes, reaching a total of 366 students.

BGJHS Week 3 Review in Photos

BGJHS 7th Grade Olympic Day

7th7th Grade Greek Olympics Grade Greek Olympics

On Friday, October 19th, the BGJHS 7th graders will be competing in the Greek Olympics.

BGJHS Week 2 Photo Review



PLEASE HELP MAKE US MORE EFFICIENT students boarding school bus

Did you know there is a Transportation Opt Out Form?  If you know your student will not be riding the school bus this year, this form helps our Transporation Department to be more efficient.  Please read on to get a copy of the form and learn more.


BGJHS PTA hosts First annual "Taste of Boardman" Tailgate




On Saturday, September 15, Boardman  welcomed an estimated  20,000 spectators to the area-- all here for the 33rd Annual Spartan Cross Country Invitational on the High School campus.  This athletic event is one of the largest meets, not only in Ohio but the entire Midwest.

BGJHS PTA Spirit Wear Sale BGJHS PTA Spirit Wear Sale

BGJHS PTA is conducting a spirit wear sale.  All orders are due by September 10th.

Taste of Boardman Taste of Boardman

BGJHS PTA presents Taste of Boardman Tailgate Party!  The BGJHS tailgate party will be on Friday, September 7th.  Tickets are $5.00 per person and will include samplings from area Boardman restaurants, drinks, and silent auction baskets.  This event is open to all BGJHS students, families, and Spartan community before the high school football game.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Tickets will be sold during lunches on Wednesday, September 5th.  You can get the form here.

Welcome BGJHS




Glenwood Jr. High Principal Bart Smith is the winner of the 2018 Ohio School Resource Officer Association's Distinguished School Service Award.   Principal Smith received the award in Columbus on June 27.  He was chosen from nominations statewide for his efforts  to support a safe learning environment and to improve school safety.

GLENWOOD STUDENT MAKES A MARK IN NATIONAL COMPETITIONS Brendan Butler competes in National HIstory and Geography events

Congratulations to Brendan Butler, an 8th grade student at Boardman Glenwood Jr High.  On June 1-3, Brendan competed in the National History Bee and in the US Geography Olympiad in Atlanta, GA.  Brendan  finished 2ND out of the top 156 8th graders in the NATION in the US Geography Olympiad!  


New School Zone Safety Lights have been installed on Glenwood Avenue between Glenwood Jr. High and the High School.  This was a collaborative effort between the Mahoning County Engineers Office, Boardman Township and Boardman Schools.  Safety is our primary goal for our students, staff, ad community and these lights will help remind drivers and enforce speed limits.

7th Grade Chess Championship


7th Grade Chess Tournament Crowns Champion ~ Caleb French

Read on to find out more about the runner-ups and competition






8th Graders: Summer School Registration Pick Up 5/3/18

Attention 8th Grade Students: The date to pick High School Summer School registration is now Thursday, May 3rd.  

Important Upcoming Date Reminders From Student Leadership

Important Upcoming Student Leadership Dates

GLENWOOD THANKS DIAMOND STEEL AS CRANE HOISTS COMPOSTER IN PLACE students with thank you sign in front of composter

Glenwood Students and Staff want to send a big Thank You to Diamond Steel Construction Company of North Lima, for donating the use of a massive crane to hoist an 8-foot in diameter Earth Tub Composter over the building, and into the Glenwood Courtyard.  

Voter Registration Drive

Register to Vote

BHS Senior Class to Host a Voter Registration Wednesday & Thursday At All 7 Schools 

Yearbooks on Sale Now

Yearbooks on Sale

Boardman Glenwood 2017 - 2018 Yearbook on Sale Now  


Glenwood Robotics continues to dominate the field, after sweeping the Northeast Ohio Robotics Competition at YSU.  Glenwood's Boardman Team took 1st place, and the  Spartan Team  took second. The Robotics tradition started 24 years ago at Center Intermediate, and still holds strong.



Glenwood Students Present Disney's Aladdin JR Aladdin Cast

The Boardman Glenwood Junior High School Drama Club presented  Disney’s Aladdin JR on Thursday, March 15.  It was an amazing night of singing, dancing and pure entertainment for the audience to enjoy!

Boardman Glenwood Earns Purple Star Award

Purple Star Award

Boardman Glenwood Earns Purple Star Award

BGJHS given award for their support of military families and students... click to read more

Amazing Spartan Night on the Court! Senior night/ basketball players and cheerleaders

The last home game of basketball season 2018 is one for the books!  Senior Night was topped with a victory against Fitch.  But the excitement of the night was also fueled by a visit from 2009 grad and NFL Player Corey Linsley.  Read on to see more photos of the evening which was also Elementary Night, and WKBN's Game of the Week.


On Thursday, March 8th, the Boardman Schools will provide for our second Parent-Teacher Conference Night. The 10-minute conferences may be scheduled by going online to http://signup.com/go/mpLiwaY, ‚Äčor by visiting School Links below, beginning Monday, February 26th at 9:00 a.m. until Monday, March 5th at 12:00 p.m. while spots remain available.

Friday's Basketball Game with Fitch a VERY BIG NIGHT Boardman boys varsity basketball team

February 23 the Spartans basketball team will play host to Austintown Fitch in the last home game of the season.   There are many special events happening at this game.  It is Senior Night, Elementary Night, Game of the Week for WKBN, and NFL player and Spartan Corey Linsley will be attending the game.   Read on for all the details!

BGJHS Raises Awareness for Heart Health American Heart Association

Hoops for Heart

BGJHS students will host a 4 on 4 co-ed basketball tournament to raise money for the American Heart Association

Goggles Show Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol student with fatal vision goggles in too good for drugs education program

Fifth Graders at Center Intermediate School each took a turn trying on a pair of  “Fatal Vision Goggles” as part of the district’s ‘Too Good for Drugs Program.’  The Goggles mimic the altered perceptions people experience when using drugs or alcohol.

8th Grade Orientation


8th Grade Orientation: Wednesday, February 21st 6:00 PM at Boardman High School

Student Leadership Carnation Sale

Carnation Sale

Student Leadership Selling Carnations for Valentine's Day


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

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. 

100 Year Celebration of the Arts 100 anniversary logo

Please join us Saturday, January 20, at the Boardman Performing Arts Center for this FREE Event.  We will “Celebrate the Arts” with music and drama performances and an amazing visual arts display.  Doors open for the art show at 5 PM and performances begin at 6 PM.   

Mr. James Competes in Dash for Cash to win up to $3500 for classroom Dash for Cash


Dash for Cash

January 27th at the Covelli Centre during the Phantoms Hockey game, Glenwood's own Mr. James will compete for the chance to win up to $3,500 for his school. Tickets purchased in advance to watch the game and Mr. James will also support the school as well. Click to read more details about the event.

BOARDMAN WINTER BAND CONCERTS JANUARY 10 AND 11 student orchestra members tight shot

The 5th and 7th grade band winter concert is Wednesday, January 10.  The 6th and 8th grade band winter concert featuring our Glenwood 8th grade jazz ensemble is Thursday, January 11.  Both concerts are at 7 PM in the Boardman High School Performing Arts Center.


Need Spirit Wear Before the Holidays? SHIRT


ORDER FORMS with Payment [cash/checks payable to BCIS] are due WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6th. Eight different designs available!  T-Shirts, Long Sleeve Shirts, Hoodies, Pom Pom Hats, Socks - each showing Boardman Local School Spirit.  Please turn in all order forms with payment to Center Intermediate  office in a clearly marked envelope. 


A group of nine young musicians from Boardman Glenwood Junior High were selected to perform in the District 5 Middle School Honors Band Concert  at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown on Saturday, November 18.  They were among approximately 120 young musicians from a tri-county area.

Student Leadership Celebrates the Season of Giving

BGJHS Celebrates the Season of Giving!

Student Leadership will be collecting toys and gifts for students at Market Street Elementary.

Conference Night Conference Night

On Tuesday, November 21st, the Boardman Schools will provide for our first Parent-Teacher Conference Night.  The 10-minute conferences may be scheduled by going online to http://signup.com/go/LYcHUhn beginning Thursday, November 9th at 4:00 p.m. until Thursday, November 16th at 4:00 p.m. as long as time slots remain available.


Veterans Day Assembly

Veterans Day

Glenwood will be hosting a Veterans Day Assembly . They are looking for Veterans and active service members. 

BGJHS 7th Gr Greek Olympics BGJHS 2017 Greek Olympics

This past Friday, October 20th, the 7th graders at Boardman Glenwood participated in their very own Greek Olympics. Follow the story to see video of the events.

Mad Dress Day Happy Halloween

On October 31st, we will be having MAD DRESS DAY!  Wear your costumes to compete for a prize!  All costumes must be appropriate.  Also, faces may be painted, but masks will not be permitted.

Excellence Award Includes a Boost for Makers Club Tim Harker accepting award from Stephanie Shaw

Congratulations to Glenwood Technology Teacher Tim Harker! He won the Excellence in Education Love of Learning Award for innovation in the classroom.

Mr. Harker established a Makers Club last year, and students love it.  Mr. Harker also received a 3D printer from Inventor Cloud to be used for Makers Club.  

BGJHS Student Leadership Partners with Convoy of Hope Convoy of Hope


BGJHS Student Leadership and the Convoy of Hope organization have partnered up to help victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

BGJHS Students to Attend YES Fest at BHS YES FEST at BHS

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Junior High will be joining Boardman High School to participate in the YES Fest.  

Follow the link to read more on the story!

HERE COMES THE BUS here comes the bus logo

The popular 'Here Comes the Bus' school bus tracking app is now available for Boardman parents and students to use once again.  We appreciate your patience as we updated our data.


Glenwood and Center collection of new backpacks and school supplies


The  students of Glenwood Junior High and Center Intermediate schools  were excited to do whatever they could to collect new school supplies for students in the small port town of Port Aransas, Texas. Port Aransas is  located on a barrier island near Corpus Christi.   

It's What's For Lunch! glenwood grown lettuce and basil

Look at what's growing at Glenwood Junior High.  This is student-grown lettuce and basil that will be used at lunch in the cafeteria.  The kids are learning about hydroponics and the food doesn't get fresher than that!!

BGJHS Fundraiser

SPARTANS!!! Raise Your Shields For Pupil Support!

WHAT IS IT? We are undertaking a fundraiser that will benefit the entire BGJHS community! Our bulding goal is to raise $4,000, with a per classroom goal depending on students’ Home Room size!


This will be taking place during Home Rooms through the week of October 2-13, 2017.

Follow the link to read more!

BSTN Students Compare Notes With the Pros at Browns Headquarters BSTN video production students at Browns Stadium

The BSTN football crew got to compare notes with the professionals at Cleveland Browns press box and control room. What a great experience these video-production students at Boardman High had, during a two-hour tour at FirstEnergy Stadium!


Celebrate 100 Years of Athletics! 100TH Anniversary Logo

Friday, September 22, 2017

All Boardman students, current and former athletes and alums:

Come celebrate 100 years of athletics with a pep rally in the 

High School Gym, then follow the band and join the parade

to Spartan Stadium before the

Boardman vs. Cardinal Mooney game.

BGJHS Book Fair 10/30 - 11/3

BGJHS Book Fair

BGJHS Book Fair Begins October 30 - November 3

Volunteers are needed to help! Please read for volunteer sign up options!

BGJHS Spirit Week Themes



BGJHS Tailgate Party 9/22/17 3:30-5:15



Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

BGJHS Hurricane Harvey School Supply Donation Drive

September 8th - September 15th donate new school supplies to help our fellow students in the areas impacted by the hurricane.

Band Night Set for September 9 Band members on Spartan Stadium Field

This year's Boardman Spartan Marching Band is exceeding expectations already! The look, the sound, and the show could be the best it's ever been. Make plans to join us for what promises to be a great evening of music and marching for the whole family.

Picture Day Picture Day

Mark your calendars! BGJHS Picture Day 9/8/17! 

Here Comes the Bus! children getting on school bus

The popular 'Here Comes the Bus' school bus tracking APP will return to Boardman School district in Mid-September.  

To ensure accuracy as many changes and adjustments  coincide with the start of the school year, we plan to go live with 'Here Comes the Bus' during the third week of school.   Watch for updates via email and here on the website.

Eclipse Viewing at Spartan Stadium--A Great Learning Experience! Eclipse Event at Spartan Stadium

Boardman community members, students and their families turned out to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.  The crowd was estimated at more than 500 people.  It was an exciting and educational experience.

Welcome BGJHS!

Welcome BGJHS! 


When it comes to the Solar Eclipse, the Boardman Science Teachers have you covered!! Join us from 1:30-3:00 P.M., Aug. 21st in the stands at Spartan Stadium and put your eyes to the sky for this astronomical phenomenon! Free glasses for safe viewing for the first 200 people!

2017 High School Scheduling for 8th Grade Students Schedule

February 21st and February 22nd:
***School Counselors will meet with 8th grade  students to discuss the scheduling process and work on completing schedules.
***Students will be required to obtain a parent/guardian signature on their schedule sheet and return back to the counselors after the February 23rd Parent Orientation.

February 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the High School BPAC:
***Parent Orientation for 8th grade students.

March 14th-17th:
***High School Counselors will meet with 8th grade students to finalize schedules.


Boardman Launches New School Bus Tracking App For Safety, Savings and Parents’ Convenience

Let the Composting Begin Compost Tub

 Boardman Glenwood Junior High has received a highly competitive $16,000 Ohio Environmental Education Fund Grant founded by the Ohio EPA.

STEM at Glenwood Featured on WKBN Glenwood STEM

Glenwood's Tim Harker is getting his students to do some amazing things in class.

Natalie Winkle - The Queen of Culinary! Fruits and Vegetables

Multiple Honors for Boardman's Natalie Winkle

School Foundation Grants Announced BSFEE Recipients and Committee Members

Seven New Teacher Wish-List Projects Now In Motion
Thanks to Excellence Foundation

BHS Student Wins App Contest Congressional App Winner!

Congressman Tim Ryan Announces 13th District 
Congressional App Challenge Winner

BCIS FOOD PANTRY Center's Food Pantry

The Second Harvest Food Bank and the Boardman Lions are joining with a school, Boardman Center Intermediate, to host a food pantry that will operate daily.

Trans - Siberian Orchestra experiences Spartan Mayhem TSO and Mayhem

World renowned rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra is kicking off their winter tour right here in the Mahoning Valley.

Band Marches in Chicago Band in Chicago

Boardman Spartan Marching Band Thankful for a Great Experience in Chicago

Boardman PANDA Leaders Clubs Making Connections Event

Boardman PANDA Leaders Clubs Making Connections Event : Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Spartan Community - we invite you to watch the following video that gives an overview of the recently released O.D.E. District Report Card.

Cookie Dough

Please support BGJHS students by indulging in delicious cookie dough! Place your orders with a student near you! You can also help support BGJHS by ordering other amazing items from our online store! 

 We are asking that you support our school by shopping now at the online store. We will be sending home a catalog from which you may still purchase, but most products are available online and will ship directly to your home. Our school will receive 40% profit on every purchase!!
1. Go to gaschoolstore.com
2. Enter our school code: 4490330
3. Our school earns 40% profit on all of your purchases.
4. Remind your family and friends to do the same. 

Opening Day

Welcome BGJHS Parents and Students (Open House Info and More)



Boardman Glenwood Gives Back

Boardman Glenwood through various events raised more than $3,500 for charities. 

H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Planet Earth)

The H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Planet Earth) Club received the Scotts Miracle Gro grant in the amount of $1,500 for its Courtyard Garden Project.

Attention Incoming 7th Graders

All incoming 7th grade students are reguired to have the following vaccinations administered prior to entry.

 One dose of TDaP 


One does of meningococcal (sero group A, C, W and Y)

Documentation must be sent to Mrs. Neff at Boardman Glenwood Middle School


Recently, the Glenwood Middle School Science Department received new lab equipment and computer technology through the help of a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.  The equipment purchased will implement hands on learning in the classroom and enable students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real world data collection. 

Board Approves Realignment Plan

At its regular January meeting, the Boardman Board of Education approved a preliminary plan to realign our two grade 5-8 middle school buildings into one 5/6 building and one 7/8 building.

2016-2017 School Calendar

During the regular January 2016 meeting, the Boardman Board of Education approved our school calendar for the 2016-17 school year.  Though we begin later than many Mahoning County school districts, classes will commence prior to Labor Day.

2016 Geography Bee Champ
Winter Weather

In the event of poor weather conditions or a utility failure, the delay or closing of school may be declared by Mr. Lazzeri.  The safety of students and employees is the primary concern.  If a delay is declared, buses will pick up students two hours later than normal.  Lunches will be served at their regular time and school will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Please check Drund and local TV stations for delays/closures.

Students Earn Superior Ratings

BOARDMAN, OH - The following students represented Boardman Glenwood at the annual OMEA District 5 Solo & Ensemble Competition at Struthers High School on Saturday, March 28.  All students received an "I" Superior or "II" Excellent rating!





Glenwood Rating I - Superior

Grade 8:
Dylan Garland, Horn
Shawn Korpi, Snare
Ashley Lara, Trumpet
Sophia McGee, Clarinet
Grade 7:
John Blinsky, Tuba
Will Linker, Alto Sax
Dale Nitzsky, Alto Sax
Jakob Peters, Horn
Kylee Schulick, Flute
Jacob Thomas, Alto Sax
Livia Zalner, Flute
Grade 7:
BGMS Flute Trio:
Mary Brown
Kylee Schulick
Livia Zalner


Best Community for Music Education Award

The NAMM Foundation recently recognized Boardman for being one of the "Best Communities for Music Education in America" for 2015.  This is the third time Boardman has been honored with this award and the only local district in the tri-county area to hold this distinction.  The Boardman School District in recent years was also recognized as a Grammy Award school based upon our outstanding K-12 music program.  Congratulations to Boardman's Music Educators for the passion they have for their art and their dedication to the children of our community.

Sandy Hook Promise: No One Eats Alone Promise Day

On, February 12, 2015, Glenwood Middle School is participating in No One Eats Alone Promise Day, an initiative of Sandy Hook Promise (www.sandyhookpromise.org).

No One Eats Alone is a simple, yet powerful activity that reduces social isolation.  Social isolation is the feeling of being left out, lonely, and treated like you are invisible.  At every school and in every community there are children who feel like they have no friends and suffer quietly through each day, especially at lunchtime and other moments where friends gather.  Young people who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence, and/or depression.  As a result, many further pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development, and/or choose to hurt themselves or others.

Glenwood Middle School is taking an important step today to reduce social isolation through implementing simple, yet incredibly powerful actions with students, educators, and school staff during the day to make sure no one eats alone.

To learn more about what you can do to continue the conversation, please sign up at www.sandyhookpromise.org to receive tools and resources designed for parents on how to keep kids safe.

Foundation Awards Teacher Grants

The Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence (BSFEE) awarded three teacher grants in December marking the fifth anniversary of its teacher grant program.  For the second straight year, the BSFEE has partnered with the Boardman Education Association to fund teacher innovation in the classroom.  This year's recipients are: