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LaBrae News


LaBrae Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held earlier this school year compared to previous years.  Fall conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2016.  School is in session on October 13th, but LaBrae will use an early release schedule on this day to facilitate parent conferences.  Please contact your building secretary to schedule conferences with teachers as applicable.  Please see the conference schedule below. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in all buildings

Staff Dinner Schedule: No Conferences to Be Scheduled

Bascom/Middle School: 5:00-5:30 p.m.

L.I.S./L.H.S.: 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Early Release Schedule:

M.S./H.S.: 12:00 p.m.

Bascom/L.I.S.: 1:00 p.m.

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.}

Clarification of Meningitis vaccine requirements for 7th & 12 grade students

Your student may need a booster shot to be in compliance. Please check with your health care provider.

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. 

Immunization Clarification

Regarding immunization requirements for students in 7th & 12th grades

  • 7th grade students are required to show proof of having a Tdap booster shot & a meningitis shot (MCV)
  • 12th grade students are required to show proof of a Meningitis booster shot if their initial vaccine was given before age 16
  • If a student is older than 15, and getting their first meningitis shot, they will only require one vaccine
  • The Trumbull County Health Department has added a walk in clinic for students in grades 7 & 12 only on Tuesday September 20th from 12pm-4pm.  The clinic for September 21 is full.
  • The clinic is first come, first served. Vaccine supplies are limited.
  • The TCHD will only vaccinate students if: They are on Medicaid ,they have no insurance, or the insurance they have does not cover vaccines
  • Remember to take your child’s shot record with you if you go to the TCHD
  • If you have questions, call the TCHD at 330-675-2590 #3
  • Shot records are due in the clinic by Sept. 30th

LaBrae Local Seeks Candidates for Bus Driver

LaBrae Local Schools is currently seeking quality applicants for consideration for employment as a school bus driver.  Interested candidates should inquire about the vacancy at the Board of Education offices.  Please see the job description below.

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.

Reference: www.envirothon.org/aboutus

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