April 30, 2024

In this Issue

Math Testing Schedule


Classroom Spotlight: Mathematics with Michelle Karim


Career Fair for Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Students


Beachwood Basketball Training


Beachwood Schools K-12 Art Show


PTO Hosts Read-a-Thon


Volunteers Needed for Staff Appreciation Week


Beachwood Schools Rescreens Holocaust Documentary for Yom HaShoah


Family Webinar: You, Me, and Chat GPT

Message from the Principal

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Dear Beachwood Middle School Families,


We are nearing the end of state testing, and I want to express how proud I am of the hard work that our students have displayed during the English language arts and science tests. This week, we are wrapping up the mathematics testing. I am confident our students will approach these with the same enthusiasm and excellence.


As we conclude end-of-year testing, I am excited to turn our attention to the talent and hard work of our students in their creative endeavors. Spring concert season begins next week. Please refer to the “Important Dates” section for more information. In addition, I hope to see you at the opening reception of the K-12 Art Show on Wednesday, May 1. I look forward to celebrating the creativity and dedication of our young artists and musicians together.


I hope you have a wonderful week!



Dr. Tony Srithai


Important Dates

  • April 30 & May 1: Ohio State Tests: Math
  • May 1: District Art Show Opening Reception, Beachwood Community Center, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 2: Spring Choir Concert, Beachwood High School, 6:00 p.m.
  • May 7: Spring Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.
  • May 8: Spring Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m.
  • May 10: Eighth-Grade Career Shadow Day
  • May 27: No School - Memorial Day Holiday

News & Announcements

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.

Classroom Spotlight: Mathematics with Michelle Karim

Students in Math 7 recently studied concepts of probability. They conducted a variety of activities that included rolling dice, flipping coins, pulling cubes from a bag, and picking a card from a standard deck of cards. The class discussed concepts of likelihood, theoretical and experimental probability, and how probability is used to make predictions.

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Career fair

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


Beachwood Basketball Training

Step onto the court this spring at our basketball academy for girls and boys in grades 3-8. From May 7 - 30, young athletes will have the opportunity to hone their skills and foster a sense of team spirit. Sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Beachwood Middle School (2860 Richmond Rd.) For any questions, please contact gucustomerservice@gmail.com and to register, visit www.grinduntilbasketball.com.

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.

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Volunteers Needed for Staff Appreciation Week

We need your help in celebrating our outstanding Bison staff during the week of May 6-10. Please consider donating items or volunteering to help set up and decorate our schools for Staff Appreciation Week. Snacks and drinks will also be needed to celebrate all staff members. To get involved, please complete this sign-up form. All donated items must be dropped off between Friday, April 19, and Friday, May 3, at any of these homes:


        Sherri Malek, 25100 Bryden Road

        Lindsay Miller, 25449 Bridgeton

        Julie Soroka 25035, Twickenham Drive


Thank you for your support in making this year’s Staff Appreciation Week a success!

Eighth-Grade Team Hosts Holocaust Survivor

Last week, eighth-grade students had the privilege of hearing from guest speaker Roni Berenson as they continued their Holocaust unit of study. Roni was born in Berlin in August of 1930 and was lucky to leave Germany in 1941 on one of the last boats of Jews allowed out of Europe and into the United States.


Roni has been an anti-war activist since the 1960's with her husband and family, demonstrating against the war in Vietnam, protesting against the build-up of nuclear weapons, among other things. In 1984, Roni was awarded the Albert Einstein Peace Prize by Physicians for Social Responsibility. In 2013, she received the bi-annual Humanism Award for activism in promoting and advancing humanist ethics and values.

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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 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 on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 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.


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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