May 25, 2023

In this Issue

Reminder: End-of-Year Celebration

Treblinka Memorial Stone Collection

Department Spotlight: Information Technology

Hired: Director of Operations

Board Approves Updated Five-Year Forecast

Senior Recognition Ceremony

Taste of India Celebration

Social Scene: Music in the Parks Festival

Message from the Board of Education

Josephine Chan

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“Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful” – Beau Taplin

Last Sunday, the Class of 2023 celebrated the end of their high school journey at their Senior Sunset and final clap out. As the last senior drove by, I reflected upon all the accomplishments we have made together as a district this year. From academics to athletics to fine arts, our students have thrived. Their achievements have put Beachwood Schools in the national and global spotlight.

Throughout this school year, the community came out to support the District. Hundreds of community members provided input on the elementary facilities project. Families created six affinity groups to enhance connection and support in Beachwood Schools, and community members led meaningful conversations with students during the Many Cultures, One Bison Summit. All these accomplishments show what a supportive community such as Beachwood can foster. Thank you to our teachers, staff, and administrators who have worked so hard this year to provide our students with the best education and support. I am grateful to our families and community. Your partnership and engagement helped us achieve our goals. I can’t wait to see what we continue to achieve together as One Bison.

Important Dates


End of the Year Celebration

City of Beachwood Pool

Parking Lot

5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

JUN 12

Board of Education Meeting

24601 Fairmount Blvd.

7 p.m.

JUN 19

Juneteenth Celebration

25125 Fairmount Blvd.

4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Beachwood Schools Calendar


Bounce House

Reminder: End-of-Year Celebration

Please be our guest at the end-of-year community celebration on Thursday, June 1, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the City of Beachwood pool parking lot. Sponsored by the Beachwood PTO and Board of Education, the celebration includes bounce houses, face painting, games, hot dogs, East Coast Custard, and more! Learn More.  

Holocaust Stone Collection

Treblinka Memorial Stone Collection

Beachwood residents are invited to honor those commemorated at the Treblinka Memorial site, a former concentration camp in Poland. Please bring one memorial stone per family to Beachwood Middle School before Friday, June 2. A collection box is located inside the front office. Please fill out this form to participate. 

In the News:

Beachwood Middle School Teachers Collecting Stones From Community Before Trip to Holocaust Memorial Site (WOIO)

Beachwood teachers collecting stones to honor Holocaust victims in Poland (FOX 8)

Two Beachwood teachers collecting memorial stones for visit to Treblinka (

Department Spotlight

Featuring updates from the different departments that make

Beachwood Schools thrive

Children outside

Information Technology: Preparing for the 2023-2024 School Year

As this school year comes to an end for our students and staff, our department will continue to work throughout the summer on technology repairs, systems upgrades, and preparing new equipment that arrives for staff and students. We want to congratulate the graduating seniors and wish them well in their new and exciting journey. Last, our department would like to give a shout out to the parents and community members who make the Beachwood City School District the best place for our students to thrive. For our returning students, we hope you come back eager and ready to learn after a couple of months relaxing and enjoying all of what summer has to offer. 

Summer Tech Tips for Getting Unplugged

  • Keep technology and social media at a minimum. 
  • Send a written letter to a family member through the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Get out and enjoy the outdoors!

News & Highlights

Neil Bennett

Neil Bennett Named Director of Operations

The Beachwood Board of Education approved the hiring of Neil Bennett as the director of operations. He joins Beachwood Schools from the Buckeye Local School District, where he has served as the technology coordinator, operations manager, and transportation supervisor since 2020. As director of operations, Mr. Bennett will oversee the District’s operations to ensure the buildings and grounds provide a clean, safe, and attractive environment for students to learn and grow. He will supervise the District’s maintenance, grounds, custodial, and cleaning programs. Mr. Bennett also will oversee the operations of the transportation department to ensure effective and efficient service and overall safety. Mr. Bennett is set to begin June 1. Read More.

Board of Education

Board Approves Updated Five-Year Financial Forecast

The Board of Education approved an updated five-year forecast from Treasurer/CFO Michele Mills during a regular meeting held May 22. The forecast was amended to reflect changes in federal COVID-relief funding, the purchase of two additional buses, staffing changes for fiscal year 2024, and a negotiated three-year agreement with the Beachwood Union of Support Staff. State law requires all public schools to file a five-year financial forecast with the Ohio Department of Education twice a year in November and May. Go to BoardDocs to read the amended five-year forecast.

Senior Recognition Awards Ceremony

Families, friends, and staff gathered today in the Beachwood High School auditorium to recognize the incredible achievements of this year’s graduating class. Seniors received honors and scholarships for academic achievement, character, leadership, artistic and athletic talent, and community service. Explore the senior awards program.

Senior Awards 2023

Taste of India Celebration

The Beachwood Schools Indian Family Affinity Group presented the Flavors of India celebration last Saturday at the Beachwood High School. Guests enjoyed the rich culture and cuisine of India, dancing, music, henna, food, and more!

flavors of india

Social Scene @Beachwood Bison

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