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LaBrae News


2017 Ohio Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2017 school report cards, reflecting academic performance for the 2016-2017 school year.  When you access LaBrae's district report card, or the report card of one of our buildings, you will notice that we receive grades in categories labeled Student Achievement, Student Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, K-3 Literacy, and College/Career Readiness, which is identified with the label "Prepared for Success".  

Over the course of the last four years, Ohio schools have undergone many changes to the standards and expectations associated with the State report cards.  For example, the 2015-2016 school year was the third consecutive year of a different test being administered by Ohio schools, thus 2016-2017 was the second year where the same testing vendor and format were the same as the previous year.  Not only have there been changes to testing, there have been changes to the learning standards and accountability measures, such as an increase in the percentage of students who must be proficient for a district, or school building, to have met an indicator in the tested subject.  The old standard required a district to get 75% of its students to score proficient or better to meet the achievment indicator.  The new standard, implemented in 2015-2016, requires an 80% proficiency standard in order to meet the achievement goal on any testing area.

Overall grades will not be placed on the report cards until 2018 as Ohio is giving districts time to adjust to the multitude of changes before assigning such grades.  LaBrae's 2017 report card has many successes, and our performance in many areas continues to rank high in comparison to other Trumbull County schools.  While LaBrae is proud of the many positives on the report card, it also acknowledges those categories on the report card that represent opportunities for improvement.  Our challenge remains maintaining areas of academic excellence while diligently addressing those improvement opportunities.  Furthermore, while LaBrae is proud of its success on Ohio's report card, the report card is not our only measure of success.  There are numerous examples of excellence and commitment to students throughout our District that when coupled with our achievement, serve as evidence of the good being done for our students and families.  All of our successes are a testament to the hard work of our students and staff, and are achieved with the help of a strong and supportive community. Despite this era of transition, this is a report card of which the LaBrae community can be proud.  Should you have questions regarding LaBrae's report card(s), please contact the Office of the Superintendent at 330.898.1393.

Additionally, LaBrae Local Schools has also provided a PDF attachment below comparing all 20 public schools in Trumbull County.  Despite the State's lack of a letter grade assignment, the District simply calculated all grades assigned for the graded report card components, averaged the letter grades on the grade scale provided, and arrived at an overall G.P.A. and letter grade for Trumbull County Schools.  Please note, that this methodology is not scientific and does not take into account the variables that impact achievement in each Trumbull County district/community, and is merely provided to our community for the sake of comparison. 

(Note: The report card links below will direct you to the Ohio Department of Education's website and provide interactivity, allowing the viewer access to greater detail in each component accessible through embedded hyperlinks.)

LaBrae Local Schools' 2017 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae High School's 2017 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae Middle School's 2017 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae Intermediate School's 2017 Ohio Report Card

Bascom Elementary School's 2017 Ohio Report  Card  

{Bascom's Report Card will only provide K-2 literacy data on the percentage of students who are on track in reading.  Bascom Elementary does not administer Ohio assessments in grades K-2, therefore, the building does not receive a grade in many report card components.}

LaBrae Legacy Project Call for Help

The committee for the LaBrae Legacy Project is seeking help from community members and alumni.  The committee has compiled much of the championship history for Braceville High School, Leavittsburg High School, and LaBrae High School.  However, the committee wants to ensure that no championship team is forgotten.  Specifically, the committee is seeking to honor athletic teams from LaBrae's history that were conference, district or regional champions.  Much of the modern history has been compiled, but the committee is making an effort to ensure that none of our athletic championship teams are excluded from the project, with particular emphasis on Braceville and Leavittsburg teams.  If you have specific knowledge of a high school team from our community that won a championship, you are encouraged to share that information no later than October 1st.  You can do so by calling the District offices at 330.898.1393, or email the information to Todd Rowe, Athletic Director, at todd [dot] roweatlabrae [dot] school (subject: LaBrae%20Legacy%20Project) .  

New Interactive School Breakfast & Lunch Menus

The LaBrae Cafeteria Services is unveiling a new interactive breakfast and lunch menu.  The menu is provided through a company called Nutrislice.  The main menu link on the website has been updated to redirect you to the interactive menu.  An additional hyperlink to the menus has been included below.  This new feature is very beneficial for parents and patrons of our cafeteria as the menu is always live.  Additionally, users will enjoy the nutritional information that is available on the menu.  Nutritional information is available when you hover your cursor over the menu item.  Lastly, Nutrislice makes the menus available through an app which can be download for free from the App Store or from Google Play.

LaBrae Breakfast and Lunch Menus

H.S./M.S. Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up Instructions Focus on Student Safety

In an effort to improve safety during the times when M.S./H.S. students are dropped off at school in the morning, we are requiring that parents use the driving lane directly along the M.S./H.S. entrance, or the designated drop-off locations on the west side of the LaBrae Complex.  Students are not to be dropped off in the main drive of the Complex.  Doing so creates an unsafe environment where students then have to cross traffic in the main drive and/or the visitor parking lot in front of the Complex. 

In order to prevent students from crossing through traffic, we ask that parents do not park along the main drive for student pick up.  Parents picking up their M.S./H.S. child are to use the driving lane adjacent to the school, or the parking lot in front of the Board of Education, which is directly behind the bus loading zone. Vehicles are prohibited from being in the bus loading zone during student drop-off/pick-up times.

It is important to eliminate any practices where students have to cross traffic as they enter or exit the building. Therefore, we kindly request that our parents join us in helping to make the morning/afternoon traffic environment at LaBrae a safe place for students.  Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated!

Please refer to the map below for the designated areas referred to above.

Map of acceptable and unacceptable drop-off and pick-up locations for MS and HS students.

7th and 12th Grade Immunization Requirements

Parents, please be aware there are new immunization requirements for students entering 7th and 12th grades.  Please see the details in the PDF below.  Immunization records for ALL new students and students entering 7th and 12th grades are due by September 30, 2017.  If you have questions, please email sharron [dot] harperatlabrae [dot] school (Mrs. Harper.)  Make your appointments early to avoid the rush at the start of school.  Thank you.

See also Kindergarten required immunizations.

LaBrae Legacy Project

Sample Football BannerYellowJackets BannerState AP Poll Champions

The LaBrae Legacy Project Committee is comprised of a group of alumni and the LaBrae High School administration, and it is initiating the LaBrae Legacy Project.  The Project is an effort to publicly honor the athletic legacy of LaBrae High School, Braceville High School, and Leavittsburg High School.  The goal is to decorate the LaBrae High School gym with team banners signifying the various conference championships, playoff appearances, district/regional championships, etc. by each respective sport.  Doing so recognizes and honors our history as well as enhances our school and community spirit.  Currently, members of the committee are researching and cataloging the athletic accomplishments of the various teams throughout LaBrae's history.  The committee has tentatively set this coming 2017-2018 basketball season as the goal for displaying the team banners.  

The second function of the committee is to establish a LaBrae Athletic Hall of Fame.  The committee is developing the process of application and selection to a hall of fame.  Additionally, the committee is determining how the potential honorees will be displayed in the school.  

The committee knows that the time is now to honor the rich athletic legacy of our three high schools and our legendary student-athletes.  The projected cost of the banners and HOF start up materials is $12,000.  The committee is in need of financial support to facilitate making this dream a reality.  If you are an alumni, parent, community member, or friend, the committee would appreciate your consideration for supporting this effort with a financial donation.  To donate, please click on the "Donate" button on the district's web page.  After selecting your donation amount, please be sure to select the "LaBrae Legacy Fund" to direct your donation to this cause.  All donations are deposited, via PayPal, directly with the treasurer of LaBrae Local Schools and will be spent on this project.

Gym depicted with hanging banners

Track Open for Walking

The track will be open for walking beginning Monday, April 3. The track is open on days school is in session from 6:00 AM until dusk.

Know! to Get YOUR Cell Phone Use in Check

LaBrae Lowers Tax Rate on Bond Levy

LaBrae Local Schools is reducing the tax rate on the bond levy passed by the community to build the LaBrae Complex.  For more information follow this link: 2017 Bond Rate Reduced.

LaBrae Middle School Students Win Local Envirothon

LaBrae Students Win Jr. Envirothon

The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District recently held its 2016 Junior Envirothon competition.  A group of students from LaBrae Middle School, advised by teacher Mr. Cory Hinzman, won the competition.  Team members include Brycen Klotzbach, Anna MacKenzie, Breeanna Bucci, Cierra Burchett and Cole Faler.

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