Title I 2019 survey for Parents of Elementary, Intermediate and Middle School students

Title I school wide is a federal program designed to help all students reach high academic standards.  The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather information on how well the school communicates with parents.  Please take a few minutes to respond to the questions below.  Your feedback will be used to improve parent communication and parent involvement activities at the school.  Suggestions on how we can better help students at school and at home are welcome.  Thank you in advance for providing your input.

Title I 2019 survey for Parents of Elementary, Intermediate and Middle School students

HS Final Exam Schedule

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!

Camp Invention

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Robots, high-tech farms, superhero gadgets and more! Invent the Future Today in Camp Invention®! Check out our new program, Supercharged™! We’re lucky enough to be hosting the program at Bascom Elementary in the LaBrae Local School District during the week of June 10-14, 2019 for students entering grades K-6. Students in any school district are able to attend. Sign up by visiting invent.org/camp or calling 800-968-4332.

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

LaBrae Local Schools Seeks Architectural Services

LaBrae Local Schools is considering an ingress/egress capital improvement to Bascom Elementary in the summer of 2019.  Architectural firms interested in this project should review the Request For Services document below and submit their statement to the Office of the Treasurer no later than March 8, 2019. 

2019-2020 LaBrae Local Schools Kindergarten and TCESC/LaBrae Preschool Registration

2019-2020 LaBrae Local Schools Kindergarten Registration will take place at Bascom Elementary on Thursdays and Fridays in March and April from 9:30-11:00 AM and from 1:00-2:30 PM.  Students must be registered by April 19th to participate in kindergarten screening and be eligible for the summer Bounce Into Bascom Program. 

TCESC/LaBrae Preschool Registration will take place at Bascom on April 5th between 9:30-11:00 AM and 1-2:30 PM.

You will need to have the following information:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate, Social Security Card & Immunization Record
  • Custody papers (if applicable) with court date and time stamp and signed by Judge
  • Two (2) valid proof of residencies one (1) MUST be a utility bill. All proof of residency documents must have the parent/guardian’s name, address, and be currently dated.
  • Preschool registration requires proof of income (1090 or paystub)

Valid proof of residency are as follows: Monthly Mortgage Statement, Lease/Rental Agreement (whole document, all pages, must include signature of both parties), Purchase/Construction Contract, Current Pay Stub, Proof of Car Insurance, Government Assistance Program Paperwork, Official Voter Registration Card from Board of Elections, and/or Monthly Bank Statement.

If you have any questions, please contact the Bascom Office at 330-898-3041 for additional information.

Inclement Weather and School Delays/Cancellations

Now that winter weather is upon us, the conditions always create the potential that school will be delayed, or cancelled, due to inclement weather.  LaBrae wants parents to know that LaBrae does have a 2-hour delay schedule that can be implemented when the weather conditions make a delayed start the most viable option for that day's schedule.  If a 2-hour delay is called, LaBrae pre-school classes will be cancelled for that day, and LaBrae will not serve breakfast the morning of the delay. 

Parents are encouraged to have a child care plan in place for days when a 2-hour delay is utilized, or when school is cancelled.  Also, parents should ensure that the office has accurate phone numbers on file so that school delay/cancellation phone calls are delivered properly.  In addition to the phone call via LaBrae's call system, SchoolMessenger, LaBrae will ensure that delay and cancellation notices are also sent through the District social media outlets, Twitter and Viking Nation, and notices will be sent to local radio and television stations for broadcast.

Viking Pantry

In November, LaBrae Local Schools opened the Viking Pantry.  The District is pleased to be able to offer this service to our students.  LaBrae is grateful to the partnership with the Second Harvest Foodbank of the Mahoning Valley, which enabled the District the opportunity to establish a pantry to serve students. There are two pantries located in the District, one at Bascom Elementary and one at the Complex. 

LaBrae is appreciative of everyone who has donated to the Viking Pantry, or worked to make this vision become a reality. Donations to the Viking Pantry are being accepted. Donations can be dropped off at Bascom or the Main Complex (high school entrance) anytime during the school day. Please contact Amy Frederick for more information or to make a monetary donation: amy [dot] frederickatlabrae [dot] school or 330-898-0800.  If you are aware of a student in need, please use the referral form below.

Viking Pantry Referral Form

LaBrae Earns High Marks on the 2018 Ohio Report Card

The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2018 school report cards, reflecting academic performance for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 was the third year where the same testing vendor and testing 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. One such change was 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 are appearing on the report cards for the first time.  LaBrae Local Schools' overall district grade on the 2018 report card is a "B".  Among the 608 public school districts in Ohio, 28 districts, or 4.6%, earned an "A", and LaBrae is among the 191 school districts, or 31%, that earned a "B".  

Many successes are evident in LaBrae's 2018 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.

(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' 2018 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae High School's 2018 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae Middle School's 2018 Ohio Report Card

LaBrae Intermediate School's 2018 Ohio Report Card

Bascom Elementary School's 2018 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.  The lone achievement indicator for Bascom Elementary is an attendance indicator.}

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