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ROTARY YOUTH LEADERS REPRESENT BOARDMAN Rotary leadership award winners Kara Eliser and Sam Cicchilo

Juniors Kara Eliser and Samuel Cicchilo received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award for 2020.  As award winners, the Boardman Rotary sponsored their weekend trip to the the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference at the Avalon Inn February 21-23.  They were among 106 students from the tri-county area, recognized for their leadership skills and community service.

BOARD APPROVES NEXT YEAR'S SCHOOL CALENDAR GRAPHIC OF THE 2020-21 SCHOOL CALENDAR

The Boardman Board of Education has approved the school calendar for next year, the 2020-2021 school year.  Classes will begin on Monday, August 31--and Commencement for the Class of 2021 will be Sunday June 6.

You can find the 2020-21 Calendar in the Quick Links, or CLICK HERE

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION MARCH 5 kindergarten students using flash picture cards to tell stories

Boardman Kindergarten is all day, everyday!  We welcome Boardman residents to register for next school year.

Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, March 5 at each of Boardman's three elementary school offices.  The times are 9 a.m. - noon and 5:30-8:00 p.m.   Your child must reach the age of 5 on or before August 1, 2020.  For a list of what you will need to bring with you, please read on.

BOARDMAN WHITE OUT SATURDAY, FEB. 29 Boardman Boys Basketball "WHITE OUT NIGHT" Sat. February 9 at 7 pm at BHS Gym

Boardman will host the first Sectional Playoff Game here at BHS.  WHITE OUT NIGHT  will be Saturday, February 29 at 7 PM.  Come out and wear your Spartan White, and support our our Boys Varsity Basketball as they work their way to a State Title!!

WEST BLVD. ELEMENTARY NOMINATED FOR ANOTHER NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON AWARD national blue ribbon graphic

The Boardman Local School District is thrilled that the Ohio Department of Education has nominated West Boulevard Elementary for a National Blue Ribbon Award--one of only 14 schools nominated from the state of Ohio.  West Blvd. was a National Blue Ribbon School winner in 2011, so this second time nomination is very exciting!

Boardman Symphony and Chamber Orchestras Earn Top Honors at State Contest orchestra officers 2020  Anna Olivier, Dom Meyer, Ali Williams, Cecilia Schuler Lily Essad, John Blinsky, Andrew Theophanous TaJuan Richards

The Boardman Orchestras once again made history for the Boardman Orchestra program and Boardman High School by bringing home Superior (I) ratings for both Symphony and Chamber Orchestra ensembles at the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Adjudicated Event held at Hudson High School February 21.

Superintendent Saxton Testifies Against EdChoice and Shares Negative Impact on Boardman Local Schools

Superintendent Saxton spoke on the final day of public testimony in Columbus, about the negative impact the recent EdChoice change would have on Boardman Schools.  Lynda Beichner, mother of 4 Spartans, including a 2019 graduate, also testified, along with several other Valley superintendents.  

Testimony was limited to a strict 5 minutes. Please take a moment to watch:

 

 

BOARDMAN PARENT PERSPECTIVE: EDCHOICE WILL COST OUR KIDS

Boardman parent Lynda Beichner went to Columbus with a group of Valley Educators Feb.20, to testify from the parent perspective about the in-equity of EdChoice.  Clearly, Boardman is not a "failing school" and the private schools where our tax dollars will be diverted, are not judged by the same testing standards.

Please take time to watch her 5-minute testimony.  

 

WINTER CONCERT OF THE BANDS FEBRUARY 27 boardman wind ensemble on performing arts stage

The Winter Concert of the Boardman Bands is set for Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman Performing Arts Center.  The concert features Boardman High School's Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, as well as the Percussion Ensemble, Flute Choir, and Trombone Ensemble.   

Donation is $3 for Adults and senior citizens are admitted free of charge.  Senior Soloist is John Blinsky on the trombone.

DISTRICT ANNOUNCES 'REMIND' AS OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION TOOL REMIND 101 graphic

Over the coming weeks, Boardman Local Schools will be implementing REMIND 101, as the official tool for communication between administrators, parents, teachers, coaches, advisors, and students.  

With REMIND, educators can send messages instantly from their phone or computers while students and families have the option of receiving messages by text, smartphone app, or email.  Please read on for more details about how to use REMIND and how to delete old accounts. 

SPARTANS FEATURED IN 'LOCALLY SPEAKING' FOR ANTI VAPING AND HEART HEALTH SEGMENT

February is Heart Health Month.  The American Heart Association and Armstrong Cable recently came to Boardman High School to tape an hour-long special now running on Armstrong channel 100, called Locally Speaking.

Our students and administrators are featured as they discuss the dangers of vaping, and our community commitment against anything that leads to a nicotine addiction for our students.

 

BOARDMAN AWARDED PARENT MENTOR GRANT--APPLY HERE! job opportunity graphic, hiring new parent mentor position

 Boardman Local Schools has been awarded Ohio’s Parent Mentor Project grant from The Ohio Department of Education!  

This $25,000 grant allows Boardman Local Schools to hire a part-time parent mentor to provide free support and resources to families of children with disabilities.   If you are interested in applying for the position, please read on.

WEST BOULEVARD STUDENT HAD "SUPER" TIME IN MIAMI! DaJuan Dukes looking out at stadium at Super Bowl

What an experience!! Take a minute to watch this WKBN Stan Boney report on DaJuan Dukes --just back from Miami and his Super Bowl experience.

West Boulevard Elementary is still buzzing with excitement ...DaJuan was one of 32 kids to run onto the Super Bowl field to open the big game.  His football skills won him the chance.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH WKBN REPORT

CHECK OUT THE NEW 'BOARDMAN LOCAL SCHOOLS' APP Boardman Local Schools New App with Sparty and icons

Boardman Local Schools has a new cell phone APP for quicker communication and convenience for parents.  It's called  "Boardman Local Schools" App in Apple Store and on Google Play.

 

  • Get Push Notifications for School Delays and Closings, as well as Building Emergencies

 

  • Find District Phone Numbers, Dates, and Times for Events with a Click on your cellphone
CONGRATULATIONS BOYS BOWLING AND LADY SPARTAN TEAMS! AAC BOWLING CHAMPS!! BOYS AND GIRLS BOWLING TEAMS HOLDING UP AAC AWARDS ON THE LANES

Congratulations to the boys and girls bowling teams!!  They each won the AAC Conference at the tournament on Sunday, January 26.  Way to go, Spartans!

SPARTAN SPOTLIGHTED FOR WORK AS WEATHERMAN bOARDMAN SENIOR ANTHONY STEINER DOING WEATHER FORECAST ON BSTN WFMJ PROFILE

As a student with autism, Boardman senior Anthony Steiner didn't start out enjoying the spotlight.  Today, he finds joy in performing, both on stage, and as a weatherman on BSTN-TV.

Anthony was recently profiled on WFMJ-TV, for his journey, and how he's found "glory moments" in the Spartan family!   CLICK TO WATCH WFMJ PROFILE: TEEN FINDS GLORY MOMENTS AS WEATHERMAN

BHS ART TEACHER SHINES IN ONE-WOMAN ART SHOW boardman high school art teacher Jenna Hudock

BHS Art Teacher Jenna Hudock will have her own artwork on display at a one-woman show, beginning in January.  She recently spent two weeks at the GOLDEN Educators Residency in upstate New York-- one of only 3 teachers nationwide accepted into that prestigious summer program.  Artwork created there will be featured at her show at the Jewish Community Center in Youngstown.

Congressman Ryan Congratulates Boardman App Winners Congressman Ryan with app winners and Principal Fernback, Evelyn Stanton, Superintendent Saxton, Anne Bott and Kyle Sheehan

Congressman Tim Ryan presented certificates to three young women from Boardman High on January 7.  Juniors Emma Davis and Ranean Sulebi and senior Alara Erzurum won the Congressional App Challenge for the 13th District.  They will be invited to Washington, DC in the spring to showcase their app, alongside hundreds of students who won from congressional districts across the country.

BCIS STUDENTS SEND WARM HUGS TO KIDS AT AKRON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BCIS students showing animal blanket made for Akron Children's Hospital

What does a moose, a lion, a fox and a raccoon have in common?  They are all driving in cars on a brightly colored tie blanket on its way to a child at Akron Children's Hospital (Beeghly Campus).

BHS Wins 2019 CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE! CONGRESSIONAL APP WINNERS EMMA DAVIS, RANEAN SULEBI, ALARA ERZURUM

A team of three young women from BHS has won the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for the 13th Congressional District.  Juniors Emma Davis and Ranean Sulebi, and senior Alara Erzurum invented an android app entitled “The Ohio Gun Obtaining Quiz.” It is an informative app with a goal of creating awareness of Ohio’s current gun laws.