February 13, 2024

In this Issue

Family Education Night: Understanding Anxiety


Snowflake Soirée


Spring Musical: “The Little Mermaid”


Hope Heals Teddy Bear Party


Black History Month Celebration

Message from the Principal

Dear Beachwood Middle School Families,


We are excited to announce that the Middle School Student Council is hosting a fun-filled dance this Friday, February 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students have planned an evening of music, dancing, and fun for Beachwood Middle School students. We encourage all students to come and join in the festivities as we celebrate our Snowflake Soirée!


Additionally, our spring benchmark testing will take place on February 22 and 23. These assessments are crucial in helping us gauge student progress and provide the needed support to ensure their academic success. By participating in these practice tests, our students benchmark their progress while contributing to the ongoing improvement of our educational programs. Students should arrive rested and with fully charged Chromebooks next week.


We hope everyone has a wonderful week!



Dr. Tony Srithai


Important Dates

  • February 13: Understanding Anxiety Family Education Night, Beachwood Middle School, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • February 16: Snowflake Soirée 6 to 8 p.m. (Beachwood High School)
  • February 19: No School: Presidents Day
  • March 7: Beachwood Middle School Orchestra Winter Concert, Beachwood High School auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
  • March 22: End of Third Quarter
  • March 23: Registration deadline for eighth-grade Washington D.C. trip. For details, check the D.C. Registration Packet


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Invitation from the Counselors: Understanding Anxiety

The Beachwood Middle School Counseling Department invites you to a family educational night on the topic of anxiety on Tuesday, February 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The discussion will highlight:

  • Understanding Anxiety: What it is and whether it indicates a need for counseling.
  • Diagnosis: How anxiety is identified and diagnosed.
  • Treatment Options: Common approaches to managing and treating anxiety.
  • Management Tips: Practical advice for helping students navigate anxiety.
  • Recognition: Identifying signs of anxiety at school and at home.
  • Emergency Services: Available support and emergency options in our community.

The session will conclude with a family question and answer portion. We can't wait to see you then!


Beachwood Middle School Snowflake Soirée

The student council is proud to host this year’s dance on Friday, February 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Beachwood High School Community Room. Tickets are on sale through Wednesday for $4 during lunch periods. Ticket prices increase to $5 at the door. Admission includes a snack and a drink. Suggested attire is semi-formal for the theme of “Snowfall.” The school’s dress code will still apply. Students must arrive no later than 6:20 p.m. and be picked up no later than 8:15 p.m. Students may contact Mr. Lenk or Mr. Holman, student council advisors, with any questions. 

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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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Hope Heals Teddy Bear Party

Students in the Junior Marketing Achievement class at Beachwood High School are hosting a Teddy Bear Party on Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Beachwood Community Center (25225 Fairmount Blvd.) Free and open to the public, the event celebrates the launch of their creative marketing campaign, “Hope Heals.” The students aim to bring comfort to critically ill children in Northeast Ohio by using the proceeds from “Hope Heals” to buy Medi Teddy IV infusion covers for local hospitals. The Teddy Bear party features crafts, a teddy bear snow globe, and a tea party. For more information, please visit the Hope Heals website.

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Black History Month Celebration

Join us for a Black History Month celebration presented by the African American Affinity Group on Sunday, February 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Beachwood High School. Free and open to the public, the event will feature African dance performances, crafts and cookie decorating, student performances, and many more activities! In addition, guests may participate in a drum-making workshop. 

News & Highlights

Classroom Spotlight: Kelly Medve

Mrs. Medve's classes are participating in book clubs to read memoirs about a variety of people, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Malala Yousafzai, Adeline Yen Mah, Cece Bell, George Takei, Lynda Blackmon Lowery, and Esther Hautzig. Students are engaging in meaningful discussions about the obstacles the individual faced and how they were able to overcome them. Many students are gaining new perspectives of different cultures, historical events, and life experiences that differ from their own.

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Congratulations: Science Olympiad!

The Beachwood Middle School Science Olympiad Team has participated in three competitions this season. Highlights include:

         Kenston Tournament: Seventh place out of 36 teams

         Solon Tournament: Eighth place out of 42 teams

         Mentor Tournament: Ninth place out of 30 teams

Many students received individual ribbons and medals across multiple events. Congratulations to the entire team!

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Honors Science Placement Tests

The science department annually offers an optional placement test for students wishing to enroll in Honors Seventh-Grade Science and Eighth-Grade Honors Biology. The test is open to all grade level science students. To prepare, students must enroll in Study Island, an online review platform, by contacting their science teacher via email. The test is scheduled for the end of May. Sixth graders should email rpr@beachwoodschools.org, and seventh graders should contact akulbago@beachwoodschools.org. Note: Current Honors Science students do not need to take this test.

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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