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LaBrae News

College Night at the Eastwood Mall

College Night 2015
October 7, 5-7PM at the Eastwood Mall

Visit with over 60 colleges and universities including: Kent State University Ohio State University, Youngstown State University, Eastern Gateway Community College, Gannon University, Bowling Green State University & more.

For more information, call 330-675-8860.

Recycle and Help our School Win $5,000 in Technology

Tdap immunization, updated shot record

Reminder, parents of 7th graders please turn in proof of your child's Tdap immunization by September 30th.

All other parents, if you received a letter requesting an updated shot record in June, those are also due by the 30th.  We still have a significant number of missing shot records as well as papers that were sent regarding epi-pens & inhalers.  If your child requires an epi-pen or inhaler it should have been turned in the first day of school along with the paper work that was mailed to you. If you have any questions or need more forms, please email me at sharron [dot] harperatlabrae [dot] school  Thank you.

2016 Seniors & Parents

Please don't forget to get your senior pictures taken this fall.  Senior Pictures and Senior Recognition Ads are due to Mrs. Aldridge before Christmas Break (December 18).  Information will be sent home with Seniors the week of August 31st and also posted on Viking Nation.

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.

Student Drug Testing

The 2015-2016 school year marks the implementation of LaBrae's student drug testing program.  Throughout the previous school year, the LaBrae Board of Education engaged in ongoing discussion about the value of a student drug testing program for LaBrae Local Schools.  Once the Board committed to moving forward with passing a policy permitting the drug testing of students, the administration was charged with developing a testing program.  Research on drug testing programs included analyzing programs currently implemented in other schools throughout the Mahoning Valley.  Additionally, the administration evaluated drug testing vendors, and Great Lakes BioMedical was approved recently by the Board of Education as the authorized provider of drug testing services.  

LaBrae's drug testing program is designed to support students and encourage good decision making.  Students who participate on an athletic team in grades 7-12, and student drivers comprise the portion of the student body that will be subject to drug testing.  Student-athletes will be required to take one baseline test each year.  This test is conducted in the pre-season of the sport in which they first participate in the year.  Random tests will be conducted multiple times during the year.  Moreover, when the random drug screenings are administered, student drivers are added to the pool of students who are subject to testing.  Parents of students who are not participating in a sport, or who do not drive to school, can choose to have their child opt into the random pool.  When a parent chooses to opt-in their child, the parent bears the cost of the test if their child is selected for testing.  All students and parents are required to complete consent forms for testing. 

See the PDF attachment below for greater detail regarding LaBrae's student drug testing program.  Should you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Mr. Jeff Starkey, High School Principal, or Mr. Todd Rowe, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director.

Envirothon Team Wins State Championship!

LaBrae's 2015 Envirothon Teams

The Envirothon is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students. The Envirothon tests students' knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues. In addition, the Envirothon encourages cooperative decision-making and team building. While each student on an Envirothon team is challenged to contribute his or her personal best, the score that counts at the end of an Envirothon is the team score. It is sponsored by the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD) in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Natural resource and environmental specialists from many agencies, organizations, colleges, universities, park districts and businesses devise the Envirothon questions and staff the various test stations.

In May, both LaBrae teams, A and B, won the Envirothon Region 2 competition earning the opportunity to compete at the state level.  On June 9th the LaBrae Team A made up of Maddie Cope, Caleb Hineman, Joey Jaros, Alexus Nubani and Tessa Smith placed 1st in the State of Ohio at the State Envirothon Competition at Mohican State Park.  Winning the State Championship qualifies LaBrae Team A for the national competition in Springfield, Missouri.  LaBrae's A Team will be competing July 27th- August 2nd at the National Conservation Foundation - Envirothon Competition.

Also qualifying for the state competition was LaBrae Team B made up of Casey Dean, Emily Engler, Donald Fenstermaker, Allison Middleton and Alexis Wilson, which placed 12th in the state. LaBrae High School science teacher Mr. Craig Klotzbach serves as the advisor to our Envirothon teams. Congratulations to both teams on perpetuating the legacy of LaBrae's strong performances at the Envirothon competitions.  Moreover, LaBrae Local Schools congratulates Team A and Mr. Klotzbach for bringing home their first Envirothon state championship!

Students Entering 7th Grade Needs Proof of Tetanus Booster

Attention all Parents of 6th grade students: The Ohio Department of Health requires all students entering 7th grade to show proof of a tetanus booster.  Please send in a copy of your child’s shot record that shows the date of his/her booster shot.  If your child has NOT had his/her booster please make arrangements for him/her to get the shot & provide documentation to the clinic.  Please contact your child’s healthcare provider to determine if he/she has the Tdap shot, or needs to schedule an appointment to get one.  Immunizations are also available at the Trumbull County Health Department.  If you go to the health department you MUST take your child’s shot record with you.  They will not immunize without the shot record. Their phone number is 330-675-2590.  You may find a schedule of their immunization clinics on their website  The health department has changed their vaccine payment requirement in 2013.  Please call them or check their website for specific information.  Please make arrangements to have this done over the summer and turn in the documentation at the beginning of the school year.  Documentation is due by September 30, 2015.  If you are making an appointment with a Doctor’s office, schedule it now as they get very booked at the end of the summer, and sometimes run out of vaccines.  If you have any questions please email me at sharron [dot] harperatneomin [dot] org , or call me at school at 330-898-0800. 

Thank you, Mrs. Harper, School Nurse

Immunizations Required for School

Track Opening for Walking March 30

The track will be open for walking beginning Monday, March 30. The track is open on days school is in session from 6:30 AM until dusk.


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