March 5, 2024

In this Issue

Ninth-Grade Curriculum Scheduling & Overview


PTO Pi Day Fundraiser


Classroom Spotlight: Evan Perkins


Solar Eclipse Celebration


Black History Month Celebration


Spring Musical: “The Little Mermaid”

Message from the Principal

Dear Beachwood Middle School Families,


I would like to extend a huge thank you to our MAC Scholars for their efforts and education in coordinating our Black History Month celebrations. Through their thoughtful planning, our students had the opportunity to delve into the rich history of the Black community. Last week’s events helped to foster an environment of appreciation and understanding throughout our school community.


As a reminder to our eighth-grade families, the high school will host a curriculum night on Tuesday evening in the Beachwood High School auditorium. This event offers valuable insight into the academic pathways available as our students transition to high school. We encourage all rising ninth-grade families to attend to learn more about the course-scheduling process.


Lastly, please review the important information about PTO fundraisers in this week’s newsletter. Your support helps ensure the success of these initiatives, which directly benefit our students and their educational experience. Our staff is excited about this partnership and upcoming “Pi Day” themed events on March 14!


I hope everyone has a wonderful week!



Dr. Tony Srithai


Important Dates

  • March 5: Information Session for Rising Ninth-Grade Families, Beachwood High School Community Room 7 p.m.
  • March 22: End of Third Quarter
  • March 23: Washington D.C. trip payments due. Complete the D.C. Registration Packet.
  • March 25 - 29: No School - Spring Break
  • April 1: College Credit Plus Intent Forms due
  • April 8: No School - Eclipse "Beachwood Blackout" at the Main Stadium - 2 to 4:30 p.m.
  • April 10: No School (Eid al-Fitr)
  • April 25: Incoming Sixth-Grade Parent Orientation at Beachwood Middle School, 7 p.m.

News & Announcements

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Curriculum Overview and Scheduling Process for Incoming Ninth Graders

All eighth-grade families should join us on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Beachwood High School Community Room to learn about the ninth-grade scheduling process and course offerings. Subject coordinators will present ninth-grade course offerings and provide an overview of the high school curriculum. Parents/guardians and students should attend this meeting together.  

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From the Beachwood PTO


Pi Day FUNdraiser

One, two, three, four…we declare a COIN WAR!


How does it work?

Middle Schoolers, start saving your pennies! Next week, from March 4 to 8, each grade will compete for bragging rights, and for a chance to a PTO-sponsored party! You’ll have an opportunity to fill your grade’s container before and after school, during advisory, and during lunch. Pennies and bills add points to your grade’s total. To keep things interesting, bring in your silver coins to sabotage your opponents, deducting from their total. The grade with the highest positive point total at the end of the week wins! 


Don’t have change? Donate online!




FUNdraising Goal: $1,500


Reach our Goal: Opportunity to “Pi” the staff of your choice at a special Pi Day Assembly,* culminating in a “Pie Face Showdown” between Dr. Srithai and Dr. Hardis


*Concurrent student vote will determine the top three self-nominated staff members. Assembly to occur on Thursday, March 14.


Thank You!

Thank you for participating in this FUNdraiser! Proceeds to benefit the Beachwood Schools PTO, Beachwood Middle School Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Committee, and Bison-to-Bison/St. Baldrick’s Foundation, directly impacting our students and teachers, and contributing to childhood cancer research and advocacy. For questions, please reach out to Jennifer Ferns at or Crystal Jacobs at All prizes to be awarded Thursday, March 14.


Follow the fun on Facebook!


Reading is FUNdamental! The annual Beachwood Schools PTO Read-A-Thon FUNdraiser will take place May 13-17, 2024.


Please complete the attached Google Form to permit the PTO to send you informational emails about signing up for this fun activity.


How does it work?

Student reading is tracked electronically over the course of the week, with incentives provided for the most funds raised, the most minutes read, etc. Student participation gifts to be provided by the Beachwood Schools PTO. More details to come!


Thank You!

Thank you for participating in this FUNdraiser! Proceeds to benefit the Beachwood Schools PTO, BMS PBIS Committee, and Bison-to-Bison/St. Baldrick’s Foundation, directly impacting our students and teachers, and contributing to childhood cancer research and advocacy. For questions, please reach out to Jennifer Ferns at or Crystal Jacobs at All prizes to be awarded on Thursday, March 14.


Follow the fun on Facebook!

Classroom Spotlight: Evan Perkins

Students are mixing competition and curriculum in a competitive learning exercise! Students are learning the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution for Ms. Buddenhagen's social studies class. Students practice the amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, and recite key words to memorize them as quickly as possible. This is a fun way to prepare for a test through a friendly competition. Students receive their choice of a tasty reward when they can accurately recite all ten amendments in a timely manner.


Class homework assignments are posted daily, and students are encouraged to complete their work during the school day. Students may come to Room 203 for help when Coach Perkins or Ms. McCalla are in the room. Eighth grade is a transition period for many students. Not only are students learning study habits that will be necessary in high school, but they are figuring out valuable social skills, relationship issues and time management.

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Beachwood Blackout Solar Eclipse Celebration

Join us for the Beachwood Blackout Solar Eclipse Celebration! As the total solar eclipse sweeps over Northeast Ohio on Monday, April 8, Beachwood Schools and the City of Beachwood are thrilled to host a viewing party at our main stadium (25100 Fairmount Blvd.) from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, the Beachwood Blackout features family friendly and science-themed activities. Eclipse glasses provided by Crestmont Cadillac are available first-come, first-served while supplies last. Please note: Schools will be closed on April 8. We look forward to celebrating this remarkable celestial event with our community!

Black History Month Celebration

Special thanks to the MAC Scholars for hosting February’s Black History Month celebrations. Under the guidance of Ms. Anglen and Mrs. Farley, the students’ dedication and commitment to honoring the rich heritage and achievements of the Black community were commendable. Students enjoyed meaningful opportunities for education, reflection, and celebration!

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“The Little Mermaid” Splashes on Stage at Beachwood High School

Bison Theatre brings the magic of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" to life, March 15-17 at Beachwood High School. The beloved musical follows Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, as she embarks on a daring adventure to follow her heart and discover a world beyond the sea. Featuring a talented cast and toe-tapping musical numbers, this production promises to be an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. Showtimes are: Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets


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MedWish Supply Drive

The Pre-Med Club at Beachwood High School is organizing a supply drive in collaboration with MedWish International from March 1 to 22. Students are collecting essential medical supplies such as adhesive bandages, cotton swabs, medical tape, thermometers, and toothpaste. Please drop off donations at the main office of any school in our district. MedWish International is a non-profit organization that repurposes surplus medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid to people in need. For a detailed list of acceptable items, please refer to MedWish International's website.  

St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

Join the Bison Buddies, Beachwood High School’s peer-to-peer learning/mentorship program, in the fight against childhood cancer with the St. Baldrick's Day fundraiser. Beachwood Middle School students are invited to show their spirit on Friday, March 8, by wearing green, dyeing their hair green, or donating their hair to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Please watch this student-created video to learn more. Later this month, students may sign up to attend the March 8 hair donation drive at University Hospital. Please consider a donation for this wonderful cause.   

Order 2023-2024 Yearbooks

The 2023-2024 yearbook is now available for purchase at $25 each. We have a limited supply of yearbooks, so please place your order promptly to ensure your child receives this keepsake. To order, please visit the LifeTouch yearbook ordering page and enter 13310624 for our school number.

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