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.}

Final Forms

FinalForms

FinalForms is utilized in grades PK-12 to manage emergency medicals forms, handbooks, and other activities that previously involved distribution, completion, and return of a form.  Parents with multiple children in the district will find this portal for document management to be a tremendous time saver.

At least one parent for each child must have a Final Forms account.  Students in grades 6-12 will also need to create their own individual account as the student will also be required to electronically sign various forms of acknowledgement.  Only parents and students who are new to LaBrae need to register and create accounts.  If you had a LaBrae Final Forms account last year, your account is still active.  All parents, and students who will be in grades 6-12 for the coming school year, are asked to review and electronically sign all forms by the first day of school.  For students in grades 7-12 that plan to play a fall sport, the parent and student registration needs to be completed as soon as possible in order to begin fall practices. 

To register for your account, please use the Final Forms Guide for Parents below.  The FinalForms guide will assist you in the registration process. To access the FinalForms page to begin registration, or to login, click on the FinalForms icon above, or use the login link at the bottom of this page.

Below are a few tips when registering:

  • For students in grades PK-5, student emails and student signatures are NOT required.
  • For students in grades 6-12, the student email address must be a unique email address. A registered parent email cannot be used as a student email address.
  • Grades 7-12: If you are a student athlete and your OHSAA Physical has been completed, you will NOT need to print the last two forms, the OHSAA PPE Medical History and the OHSAA PPE Physical (for Physicians). However, you will still need to fill out and SIGN both forms regarding the OHSAA PPE. Again there is no need to print these forms, if your OHSAA Physical has been completed. If your physical has not been completed you will print these forms to take with you to the physician’s office.

     Final Forms Login Page

Senior Yard Signs Available

Yard sign which says "Proud family of a LaBrae Viking senior."

Yard signs for display honoring LaBrae seniors are now available for sale at the Board of Education Office.  Signs are $10.  These are a perfect way to publicly acknowledge your graduating senior.  Also, if your child is a senior next year, buying your sign now allows you to display it during the coming school year.  {Signs are paid for by the LaBrae Levy Committee; Karen Ancell, Treasurer}

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

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

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.

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. 

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.

Reference: www.envirothon.org/aboutus

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