January 10, 2024

In this Issue

College Credit Plus Information Night

Winter Family Game Night

Black History Month Celebration

Order the 2023-2024 Yearbook

Washington D.C. Trip Registration

Classroom Spotlight: Michele Toomey 

Photos: Students Reconnect after Winter Break

Message from the Principal

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Dear Beachwood Middle School Families,


Happy New Year, and welcome back! I hope this message finds you well-rested and rejuvenated after a joyful winter break. As we return to school, it is heartwarming to see our students back with enthusiasm and energy as the new semester approaches. As a reminder, the second quarter/first semester ends on January 19. Let’s make the most of the upcoming weeks, embracing the opportunities for growth, collaboration, and success that lie ahead. Our teachers continue to work hard in creating a positive and rigorous learning environment.


Please mark your calendars for an important event: On January 16, Beachwood High School will host an informational session about the College Credit Plus (CCP) program for students in grades 6 - 12. College Credit Plus is a state-funded opportunity in which students can earn high school and college credits simultaneously. Please note that the time has changed since the session was originally advertised last month. Additional information about the College Credit Plus Information Night is provided below.


Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.



Tony Srithai

Important Dates

  • January 15 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 16 - College Credit Plus (CCP) Night for interested 6-12 graders from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Beachwood High School Community Room
  • January 19 - End of Second Quarter / First Semester
  • January 25 - Grade 8 and High School Band Concert
  • January 30 - Grades 6-7 and Hilltop Band Concert


College Credit Plus

Beachwood High School Hosts College Credit Plus Information Night

Beachwood High School will host a College Credit Plus (CCP) Information Night on Tuesday, January 16, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Beachwood High School Community Room. Representatives from Tri-C, Kent Geauga/Twinsburg, and Cleveland State University will be present to answer families' questions about the requirements for participation in CCP courses at each of their campuses.


Beachwood High School offers a wide range of course options throughout your child's four-year plan of study at the high school. One program we offer for consideration is Ohio's "College Credit Plus." This program can help students earn college and high school credits simultaneously by taking college courses offered by community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students.


Participating in College Credit Plus is free for students and their families. School districts are required by the state to pay the tuition and textbook fees for participants who attend public colleges or universities. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may face limited costs. Beachwood has agreements with many colleges in the area, several of whom will be in attendance to answer questions you may have about their programs. Your child's school counselor will help you assess if this program is suitable for his/her needs.


Please note: A Letter of Intent signed by the student and parent must be submitted by April 1, 2024 in order to be eligible to participate in this program for the 2024-2025 school year (including summer).


We look forward to meeting with you on January 16 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information about the College Credit Plus program, you can find it on the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce website.

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Winter Family Game Night

Join the Beachwood Red Cross Club for Family Game Night on Sunday, January 14, from 2 to 5 p.m., in the Beachwood High School Community Room. For more information, contact Grace Perryman at gperryman@beachwoodschools.org.

Presale tickets are $3 per child and $5 for adults. Prices increase by $1 at the door. 

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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. In order to participate in this activity, drum kits need to be pre-ordered by February 14. Supplies may be limited, please use the link below to order your kit today!

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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Eighth-Grade Families: Register Today for the Washington, D.C.Trip

Families of eighth-grade students interested in attending our annual trip to Washington, D.C. should register online using the information in the D.C. Registration Packet. Final payment for trip attendance is due by March 23

News & Highlights

Classroom Spotlight: Michele Toomey

Students in sixth-grade English Language Arts have been studying characterization and how authors use character change to reveal the themes of their novels. After participating in book club groups, the students created projects to reveal the significant character traits and themes of the novels. Projects included designing comic strips, journaling from the perspective of the main character, composing acrostic poems, creating photo journals, and developing TV Talk Shows.

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Welcome Back, Students!

As we welcomed our students back from winter break, the excitement was palpable throughout the halls! It was wonderful to see everyone reconnecting with friends and eagerly diving back into the world of learning. 

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In Case You Missed It

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Lunch Account Reminders

If utilizing the online payment system through Infinite Campus, please review your child’s account balances regularly. Any student with a negative or 0 balance is only provided with a sandwich, fruit, vegetable, and milk for lunch until sufficient funds are available. If you have questions, please contact Lucy DuHaime, Resident Director AVI Foodsystems Inc.

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Reminder: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Survey

Please provide your feedback to help us refine our PBIS strategies at Beachwood Middle School by taking the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) survey.

Resources for Families

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Clubs & Activities

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Lunch Menus

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Medical Forms

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