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LaBrae News

National Unity Day October 19, 2016

HS Unity Day 2016 Picture
HS Staff Unity Day 2016 Picture
MS Unity Day 2016 Picture
Intermediate Unity Day 2016 Picture
Bascom Elementary Unity Day 2016 Picture

Unity day is the day everyone can come together in schools, communities, and online and send a large message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. People from across the nation participate in Unity Day. By wearing Orange, we send a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity as a district against bullying.

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, Brennan Bucci, Cierra Burchett and Cole Faler.

2016 Ohio Report Cards

The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2016 school report cards, reflecting academic performance for the 2015-2016 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 three 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.  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.

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 2016 report card has many successes, and our performance 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 PDF attachments 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, 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' 2016 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae High School's 2016 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae Middle School's 2016 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae Intermediate School's 2016 Ohio Report Card

Bascom Elementary School's 2016 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.}

LHS student Remind App

Attention LHS students and families (grades 9-12):  Sign up for the LHS student Remind App to receive automated text updates concerning events, deadlines, and other important information from the LaBrae High School main office, athletic office, and school counseling office. 

LHS Class of 2017 Remind App

Attention LHS Class of 2017 students and families (seniors only):  Sign up for the LHS Class of 2017 Remind App to receive automated text updates concerning events, deadlines, and other important information from the LaBrae High School main office, athletic office, and school counseling office.

Senior Pictures & Recognition Ads

All senior pictures and recognition ads must be turned in by December 21, 2016 in order to be in the yearbook. 

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.

LaBrae Envirothon: Two Time State Champions and National Qualifiers

LaBrae Envirothon Award

The mission of the North American Envirothon competition is to foster knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated citizens who have an understanding of natural resources, and develop citizens who are willing and prepared to work towards achieving and maintaining a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.  This mission is accomplished by engaging young people in a competitive process that fosters their understanding of the principles and practices associated with the management of natural resource and ecology.  Students are challenged to apply their knowledge in a competitive process as they are presented with complex ecological dilemmas.  One particular group of LaBrae students for the last two years has been the best the State of Ohio has to offer.  The LaBrae Envirothon Team, coached by biology teacher Craig Klotzbach, won their second state championship in June. At the state competition, team finished in first place in Aquatics, Forestry, Wildlife, and the presentation on Invasive Species.  They finished second place in Soils.  

The team's victory earned them the opportunity to compete in the national competition held in Ontario, Canada from July 24th to July 29th.  This year's competition was titled Invasive Species: A Challenge to the Environment, Economy and Society.  More information on the particular aspects of the competition can be found by following this link: 2016 National Envirothon.  The LaBrae team improved upon their 19th place finish in 2015 by finishing 8th in this year's national competition.  Congratulations are in order for Mr. Klotzbach and team members Tessa Smith, Alexis Nubani, Maddie Cope, Joe Jaros, and Caleb Hineman.


Emergency Medical Authorization Form Updated

The Emergency Medical Authorization Form has been updated and available and can be used for summer/fall athletics as well as back to school.

Early Entrance Into Kindergarten

LaBrae residents who have a child that turns five years old after August 1st but before December 31, 2016 may apply for screening to be considered for early entrance into kindergarten.  The needed forms can be found below or in the Bascom Elementary School office.  The completed referral form, early entrance surveys, and proof of residency should be turned in to the Bascom office or the Superintendent’s office.  Please refer any questions to the Bascom Principal, margaret [dot] kowachatlabrae [dot] school (subject: Re%3A%20Early%20Entrance%20Into%20Kindergarten) (Maggie Kowach), at 330-898-3041.


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