BC News & Highlights
May 2, 2022
Superintendent's Update
We have reached the homestretch of the 2021-2022 school year and the anticipation of summer break and all of its excitement is radiating from our students. We know our students and staff are excited for summer - parents, maybe not so much! Before we can officially wrap up the school year, we – students, parents and staff – must realize that we have more work to do. The finish line is in sight, but it is important for all of us to remember we have not crossed the finish line just yet.  

Spring can be the most strenuous time of the year. Families are busy managing work responsibilities, their children’s activities, and attending to personal commitments. For us, it is state testing season, graduation season, spring sports season, concerts and art shows season; it is budgeting season; it is hiring season; it is preparing for next school year and beyond season. It is all that and more; I think you get the point. As challenging as these demands and responsibilities can be, our mission remains unchanged. There is still more teaching, learning, and fun ahead of us as we enter the final month of school.  

How we finish this year as educators, students, and parents will say a lot about our individual character and collective character as a school district. As a parent of three children and educator, I understand how tiring yet rewarding it is raising and educating our students. To our little Bulldogs developing reading and math skills, to our high school students preparing for AP exams, Final Exams, and graduation, every minute of every day is important.

There is great pride in being able to reflect at the end of this year and to know we gave it everything we had. We have a great opportunity over the next month to maximize the learning potential of every student. Let us continue our work together and sprint across the finish line knowing we gave the 2021-2022 school year our all.

Go Bulldogs!
Shawn Haughn
Superintendent 
BCHS Earned Recognition from U.S. News & World Report
We are proud to announce that Bloom-Carroll High School has once again earned high national and metro-area rankings in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools rankings. The rankings provide insight into academic performance, reading & math proficiency, college readiness, curriculum breadth, & graduation rates. Congratulations to the students and staff of BCHS! 
Geology Students Explore Hocking Hills
On April 20th, Mrs. Snyder and her CCP Geology students took a field trip to Hocking Hills. While they were there, they enjoyed the nice weather and visited Conkles Hollow, Rock House, Mar-Zane gravel pit and the Written Rock outcrop at Clear Creek Metro Park. They had fun learning about the Black Hand Sandstone and erosional landforms at the different locations. They also studied the glacial geology of Ohio including the glacial outwash in the Hocking River Valley and the Pleistocene river drainage reversal in Ohio.
April Happenings at BCMS
April was a busy month for the students of BCMS! The PTO hosted the annual semi-formal dance for 7th & 8th grade, the 6th grade enjoyed "Fun Night" in the gym with friends, and students wrapped up state testing this month with success. Great job by all! Coming up next will be scheduling for classes for the 2022-2023 school year.
The BC Elementary Art Show is Back!
After three years of waiting, the Bloom-Carroll Elementary Art Show is back, this time as an entire Art and Music Festival. There were over 4,000 pieces of student work exhibited by our K-5 students throughout the school. In addition, the fifth grade students put on a fantastic performance singing songs about friendship. Partnering with the BCES PTO, there were several items in the gym raffled off to the community to raise money for the school. Thank you to all of the families who donated items. 

The festival was complete with a DJ, Food Trucks, and the music room was even turned into an art filled glow-in-the-dark room! If you didn't make it to the show, be sure to visit the Linda Cain Memorial Garden at the Elementary where you will find rocks painted by each of the students and staff members of BCES to remember Mrs. Cain and the happiness she spread each day.
Kindergarten Screening Information for 2022-2023
Kindergarten Screening appointments for the 2022-2023 school year are now open. You can sign up for your screening appointment at https://www.myctime.com/bloomcarroll
Children must be age five on or before August 1 of the current year to be eligible to attend Kindergarten.

Screening appointments are for current BCLSD residents only.

Parents should have all online forms completed and digitally signed prior to their screening appointment to avoid delays or cancellations. You can sign up for, or log into your Final Forms account at https://bloomcarroll-oh.finalforms.com/ For more information please visit https://www.bloom-carroll.k12.oh.us/KindergartenEnrollment.aspx
Final Forms is Now Open for 2022-2023
The window to sign forms in Final Forms for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. Parents should log into their Final Forms account, click on the 2022-2023 school year and review any form that appears in red. Once you have verified all information, scroll to the bottom of each form and type your name exactly as it appears and then click submit. These forms are required to be signed prior to the first day of classes. Please contact the IT department if you have any questions.
Chromebook Collection Process for BCMS & BCHS
Chromebook collection for middle school and high school students take place during the last week of school. Students will need to turn in their chargers at the time they turn in their Chromebooks to avoid being charged $28.00.

Any device that is not turned in during this time will result in a charge of $225.00 placed on the student’s account and the Chromebook will be suspended from use. Any damage must be reported to the IT department prior to turn in. If students do not have the optional protection plan, the actual cost of repair to these devices will be billed to the child’s account.
BCHS Athletics Welcomes Coach Ryan Davis
Pending Board of Education approval, the BCLSD is excited to welcome Mr. Ryan Davis as our next varsity boys' basketball coach and mathematics teacher. Ryan and his family come to us from Chesapeake High School in Chesapeake, Ohio. Ryan has amassed 322 career wins, which includes 4 district championships and a state final 4 appearance. He was the 2017 Ohio North/South game head coach and was named the 2020 Division 3 Coach of the Year for the state of Ohio. 

Ryan comes highly recommended as a teacher as well, and is an avid fundraiser which allowed him to provide scholarships to graduating basketball players as well as other non-basketball participants. We look forward to Coach Davis leading our program to further success in the future!
Mark Your Calendars

May 29: Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony

May 30: No School - Memorial Day

June 2: Last Day of School (2-hr Early Dismissal)

June 3: No School - Teacher Workday
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