Chipotle LaBrae Middle School Student Council Fundraiser

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support LaBrae Middle School Student Council. Come in to the Chipotle at 1922 Niles-Cortland Road SE in Warren on Wednesday, December 18th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in the flyer below, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to LaBrae Middle School Student Council.

Humbug High

LaBrae Drama Club presents: "Humbug High" on December 14th at 7:00 (doors open at 6:45).  This is an adaptation of the classic from Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol."  Tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door.

Sportsmanship

KNOW! To Practice Good Sportsmanship

The benefits of participating in sports are vast. Sports help build character, boost self-confidence, strengthen perseverance, promote discipline, enhance physical and emotional health, develop teamwork skills, and promote healthy competition. Sports also provide children with additional supervision and additional mentors to help guide them as they grow, which is monumental. In fact, a study by Big Brothers Big Sisters shows that youth are 52% less likely to skip school and 46% less likely to use drugs when they have a caring adult mentor in their lives. Sports also give young people a focus, and another reason to say “no” to substance use and other risky behaviors.
 
As parents, we should recognize the importance of athletics, and show appreciation for our team coaches and sports officials, who are most likely out there not only because they enjoy the sport, but because they care about our young people.
 
Yet, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), sports leaders are not feeling the love. When over 2,000 high school athletic directors were asked in a national survey what they liked least about their job, 62% said it was “dealing with aggressive parents and adult fans.” Sports officials agreed, with nearly 80% having quit their job after the first two years - due primarily to unruly parents.
 
Because of this, there is a growing shortage of high school officials. No officials would mean no more games, which would be tragic for so many youth. For this reason, the OHSAA issued a stern warning to parents and fans in a recent press release. Though it is geared toward high school athletics, it can be a lesson applied to parents of various age groups.
 
If you are a parent attending a high school athletic event this year, you can help by following these six guidelines:
 
Act Your Age. You are, after all, an adult. Act in a way that makes your family and school proud.
 
Don’t Live Your Life Vicariously Through Your Children. High school sports are for them, not you. Your family’s reputation is not determined by how well your children perform on the field of play.
 
Let Your Children Talk to the Coach Instead of You Doing It for Them. High school athletes learn how to become more confident, independent and capable—but only when their parents don’t jump in and solve their problems for them.
 
Stay in Your Own Lane. No coaching or officiating from the sidelines. Your role is to be a responsible, supportive parent—not a coach or official.
 
Remember, Participating in a High School Sport Is Not About Getting a College Scholarship. According to the NCAA, only about 2% of all high school athletes are awarded a sports scholarship, and the total value of the scholarship is only about $18,000.
 
Make Sure Your Children Know You Love Watching Them Play. Do not critique your child’s performance on the car ride home. Participating in high school sports is about character development, learning and having fun—not winning and losing.
 
In closing, the OHSAA reminds parents and other fans that purchasing a ticket to an athletic event does not give them the right to be rude, disrespectful or verbally abusive. Instead, all fans are encouraged to cheer loud and proud, while being responsible and respectful, and to keep in mind that the future of sports - and the well-being of many of our children - depend on it. 

LaBrae's 2019 Ohio Report Card

The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2019 school report cards, reflecting academic performance for the 2018-2019 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".  

Many successes are evident in LaBrae's 2019 report cards, 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 continues to be 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.  In essence, LaBrae works hard everyday to create a learning environment that is safe, nurturing and educates the whole child.  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. Our staff is honored to serve this community and this is a report card of which the entire LaBrae educational 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.

Lastly, LaBrae Local Schools has also provided a PDF attachment below comparing all of the grades earned by the 20 public school districts in Trumbull County.  In addition to this year's County rankings, a ranking of Trumbull County Schools from the previous year is also provided for comparison purposes. 

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

LaBrae Local Schools' 2019 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae High School's 2019 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae Middle School's 2019 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae Intermediate School's 2019 Ohio Report Card

Bascom Elementary School's 2019 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.}

Cafeteria Accounts/Fee Payments

PaySchools Central for Online Payments

Pay Schools Central

LaBrae Local Schools is excited to announce that we now offer a new online payment system called PaySchools Central. PaySchools Central provides all parents in our district with an easy way to pay for student fees and lunch accounts in one place. This can all be done in the convenience of your own home through an easy-to-use online portal: payschoolscentral.com.

The PaySchools Central parent portal is easily accessible and will always be available on the home page of our website. Also, you can access PaySchools Central by clicking on the graphic above.  You can also access PaySchools Central with the convenience of a mobile app, called PaySchools Mobile, which is available in your respective app store.  However, PaySchools strongly recommends that parents register using an Internet browser on a p.c. or phone rather than using the app, as the app is not mobile friendly for registration.

Creating a PaySchools Central account is easy, quick and free! Simply add your child to the system using their student ID number and some other basic information. Next, the system will take you through a step-by-step registration process. Once your account is created, you will find a variety of features that will make the management of your student’s fees easier.  Please refer to the supporting documentation below for assistance.

Fees paid online will incur an Internet convenience fee. The ACH fee per transaction when using an electronic check is $1.75.  When using a debit or credit card the transaction fee is 3.9% of the transaction amount.

Lunch transactions will incur the following fees: The ACH fee per transaction when using an electronic check is $1.75.  For transactions less than $50, the fee for using a debit or credit card is $1.65.  For transactions of $50 or more, the fee is 3.9% of the transaction amount.

We are pleased to offer our parents a streamlined online payment system that will provide you with a faster, easier, and more convenient option for paying school fees for your entire family. For further questions regarding PaySchools Central, contact the treasurer's office at 330.898.2408.  

Also, please access the following tutorial video for your assistance: PaySchools Central Tutorial Video.

 

QuikApps Program for Free/Reduced Lunch Applications

Pay Schools QuikApps

LaBrae Local Schools also makes QuikApps, an online free and reduced meal application system, for the families in our district.  QuikApps is now integrated with PaysSchools Central.  If you don't have a PaySchools Central account, you will need to register for an account.  QuikApps offers families a private and secure method of submitting free or reduced lunch applications. QuikApps makes it easy for parents to apply for free or reduced meal status for their children using a simple, secure, step-by-step online form. Applications can be signed electronically, and eligibility for meal benefits is efficiently reviewed and meal status is typically determined within 24 hours of application submission.  Moreover, parents are encouraged to permit email notifications in their account settings so that application determinations are automatically sent upon review and approval or denial. You can access QuikApps by clicking on the graphic above, or this link QuikApps. Please see the QuikApps guide below for step-by-step instructions on creating an account within your PaySchools Central account.  Additionally, a tutorial video is available to assist you with QuikApps.  The video is available using the following link: QuikApps Tutorial Video.  If you have further questions regarding the QuikApps program, please contact autumn [dot] vayatlabrae [dot] school (Autumn Vay), LaBrae's Food Service Director, at 330.898.5863.

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

In an effort to improve safety and limit the number of building entry points during the morning M.S./H.S. drop off, LaBrae is making adjustments to our morning drop off locations. Students are not permitted to enter the M.S./H.S. at the doors located on the west side of the Complex as permitted in prior years.  The three points of entry for all students will be the main high school entrance, the middle school entrance adjacent to the bus loading zone, and the main Event Entrance. When dropping off your middle school or high school student(s), we are requiring that parents use the driving lane directly along the M.S./H.S. entrance, if you enter the school campus from N. Leavitt, or the newly designated drop-off location in front of the Board of Education Office, if you are entering the school campus from Eagle Creek Dr.  Also, all student drivers must use the M.S. entrance or the Event Entrance.  

The drop off zones will be marked with cones, and we encourage multiple vehicles drop off students at one time in the designated zones.  This should help expedite the drop off process and move the traffic through more efficiently.  Additionally, students are not to be dropped off in the main drive of the Complex or in the visitor/staff parking lot in front of the high school.  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 Office, 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, as practical as possible, 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 Community Newsletter 2019

7th and 12th Grade Immunization Requirements

Parents, please be aware there are 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 27, 2019.  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.

End of the year report cards for High School and Middle School Students

If you would like your child’s end-of-the-year report card mailed home, provided all fees are paid, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope to the appropriate main office.  Please include your child’s name in the bottom left hand corner on the front of the envelope.  Otherwise, report cards can be picked up and fees can be paid from June 7th - 14th from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. and then again from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.  Beginning June 17th, picking up report cards, paying of fees, and getting work permits can be done in the Treasurer’s Office.  Have a great summer break!

Open Enrollment is closed for the 2019-2020 School Year.

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