April 23, 2024

In this Issue

State Testing Schedule


Career Fair for Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Students


Save the Date: Beachwood Schools K-12 Art Show


PTO Hosts Read-a-Thon


Classroom Spotlight: Rebecca Taylor


An Evening with Author Michael Grant Jaffe: Insights into Creative Writing


Family Webinar: You, Me, and Chat GPT

Message from the Principal

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Dear Beachwood Middle School Families,


I want to thank all of our students for their hard work last week during end-of-year testing sessions. Please remember the important testing information included below regarding science and mathematics testing. In addition, carefully review the important information about upcoming events. Thank you for your continued support and engagement during this final quarter of our school year.


As we celebrate Earth Day this week, I want to thank the members of our Environmental Club for their continued efforts in beautifying our campus grounds. As you can see from this week’s photo, spring has sprung at Beachwood Middle School in spite of last week’s chilly temperatures!


I hope everyone has a wonderful week!



Dr. Tony Srithai


Important Dates

  • April 25: Upcoming Sixth-Grade Parent Orientation at Beachwood Middle School, 7:00 p.m.
  • April 25 & 26: Ohio State Tests: Grade 8 Science and Honors biology Only
  • April 30 & May 1: Ohio State Tests: Math
  • May 3: Beachwood Middle School Upcoming Sixth-Grade Student Orientation, 9:30 a.m.
  • May 10: Eighth-Grade Career Shadow Day
  • May 27: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

News & Announcements

Science Testing Schedule for April 25 - 26

Beachwood Middle School will administer Ohio State Assessments for students in Grade 8 Science and Biology as well as Honors Seventh-Grade Science on Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26. These assessments will run from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Sixth and seventh-grade students who are not taking the science test can arrive at 9:05 a.m. on April 25 and April 26. Students arriving earlier will be supervised in the auditorium.


Math Testing Schedule for April 30 - May 1

As a reminder, students have the option to stay home when not taking the mathematics test next week. Students testing in the afternoon and requiring bus transportation should report to their regular bus stops no later than 12:10 p.m. each day.




Math Part 1 (April 30) Tue

7:45 - 9:45 a.m.

12:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Math Part 2 (May 1)

Wed - late start

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

12:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Reminder from the Counseling Team: Career Fair for Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Students

We are excited to announce a new experience for seventh- and eighth-grade students: explorations into careers and interests. There are many exciting and interesting careers represented by our Beachwood families. We are seeking volunteers from local businesses who are willing to participate in mock interviews and job interviews. This entails having a booth at our seventh- and eighth-grade job fair and/or one-on-one interviews with eighth graders. Businesses can sign up for either or both options. The fair will be held on Thursday, May 16, during the students' school day. Please contact the school counselor, Mr. Terlonge kterlonge@beachwoodschools.org or call (216) 831-0355 with any questions or concerns. Please use this link to sign up

Save the Date: Beachwood Schools K-12 Art Show

Mark your calendar for the Beachwood Schools K-12 Art Show, hosted in partnership with the Beachwood Arts Council. From May 1 - 28, the Beachwood Community Center will showcase the creativity of our talented students in kindergarten through high school. Join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, May 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The evening will feature student musical performances. To get into the spirit, students are invited to color this coloring sheet designed by Beachwood Middle School art teacher Rachel Hartwig. 

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PTO Hosts Read-a-Thon

The PTO will host a Read-a-Thon fundraiser this spring. Beachwood Middle School Language Arts teachers have encouraged all students to participate. Please complete this Google Form in order to permit the PTO to send you informational emails about signing up for this fun activity.

Classroom Spotlight: Rebecca Taylor (Spanish Teacher)

Students in Señora Taylor’s Spanish 2 class are studying weather, nature and the seasons. They are discussing their favorite seasons, weather, and activities during all four seasons. Students are shown here in quiet spots around the school recording their conversations. Next week, the class will enjoy a nature walk, weather permitting!

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Dance Real Slow

An Evening with Author Michael Grant Jaffe: Insights into Creative Writing

Beachwood High School’s creative writing club, Introspect, will host an engaging evening with novelist and journalist Michael Grant Jaffe on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Beachwood High School Community Room. Mr. Jaffe is the author of "Dance Real Slow," which inspired the film "A Cool, Dry Place." He will draw on his extensive experience, including his time at Sports Illustrated, to offer insights to high school and middle school students on navigating the professional world of creative writing, mastering strategies for recognition, and elevating your craft for continuous growth. Don’t miss this inspirational evening!


Family Webinar: You, Me, and Chat GPT

Families are invited to a webinar hosted by Beachwood High School librarian Angela Maxwell on artificial intelligence and its growing role in education. Families can choose to attend ONE of two dates: Wednesday, April 24, or Tuesday, May 7, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. via Google Meet. The webinar will highlight the potential benefits of AI for student learning, the challenges of AI and how to address them, and ways to prepare your child for a world shaped by AI. If you have questions about the webinar, please contact Ms. Maxwell directly at amm@beachwoodschools.org. Space is limited. Register today to secure your spot.


From the Holocaust to Freedom

Beachwood Schools Rescreens Holocaust Documentary for Yom HaShoah

Beachwood Schools invites the community to a special rescreening of the 2010 student-produced documentary From the Holocaust to Freedom: A Journey to Cleveland. Free and open to the public, the rescreening will be held Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the Beachwood High School auditorium. The documentary, conceived by former superintendent Dr. Richard Markwardt, recounts the stories of Cleveland-area Holocaust survivors. The rescreening will take place in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins at sundown on Sunday, May 5. The district has extended invitations to the survivors, their families and friends, and all individuals involved in the documentary's production, emphasizing the importance of preserving these vital stories.

Family Kindness

Family Kindness Festival 2024

Rock out with kindness at the Family Kindness Festival! This free event, hosted by Senders Pediatrics on Sunday, May 5, from 1 to 4 pm at Beachwood High School, celebrates the theme "Kindness Rocks" with live music from Cleveland Keys Dueling Pianos, School of Rock House Band, Inlet Dance Studio, and Panorama Steel Drums. Meet inspiring students, engage with impactful nonprofits, create crafts for a cause, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities. Learn more on the Family Kindness website!

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