We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Karil Stohlman has accepted the position of principal at our Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Middle, effective August 1, 2014.
Mrs. Stohlman has been with our organization for eleven years. Over the last eight years she has been the principal at our Westpark Community Middle School. As a strong educational leader she has embraced the significance of relationships, and recognizes that student success requires an inspiring compassionate teacher as well as the support of our families.
Mrs. Stohlman is committed to the mission, vision and values of our organization in the education of children. We are certain you will find her educational leadership supports a culture of excellence in which our children are prepared for success in career, college and life.
Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Stohlman to her new position.
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Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release
A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.
A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.
Students' names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.
Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.
The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.
Public Participation Meeting Notice
Public Participation Meeting Notice: Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Middle receives federal funding through the Special Education - IDEA (Part B) grant to assist with the education of student with disabilities, ages 3 through 21. Community members who would like to learn about how the school plans to spend its federal IDEA funds are welcome to attend and provide comment during our public hearing to be held on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00. at the Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Middle located at 4430 State Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109. If you are unable to attend, you may contact and provide comment to Amy Mobley, Principal of Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Middle School for information about the schools usage of its federal IDEA funds.
Junior Ramos won the Old Brooklyn Youth Art Collaborative Contest. This contest occurs annually in conjunction with Pop Up Pearl. The collaborative is made up of schools in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood, Art House, & OBCDC who work together to produce the contest. In honor of the bicentennial, this year students were asked to illustrate part of Old Brooklyn's history & celebrate its 200 year birthday.
Local Students remember 9/11 through poetry
Old Brooklyn Middle Schools students write poems about 9/11 attacks
Students at Old Brooklyn Community Middle School are remembering 9/11 today with poems they wrote themselves.
A 5th and 6th grade social studies teacher created the assignment for the 10-12-year-old students -- many of whom weren't born at the time of the attacks.
Click the picture below to see the video on WKYC.
From left to right in the last picture it is : Ariana Titschinger, Charles Fitzhugh, Matt Horvath, and Londyn Hager.
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Old Brooklyn Community Middle is one of the Constellation Schools, where we focus on student academic excellence, promote good character, and ensure small class sizes. Our schools prepare students to become successful, well rounded, life-long learners.
An education at Constellation Schools Old Brooklyn Community Middle prepares our students to become life-long learners by developing their academic foundation and providing them with the tools to be successful in their future endeavors. Here, your child will be among small classes where they are instructed by dedicated, state-certified teachers who utilize new textbooks, current technology, and creative teaching methods to integrate Character Education throughout the state-approved curriculum.
Old Brooklyn Community Middle sets high standards for all students based upon and above the Ohio Academic Content Standards. In addition, our school offers parents a real opportunity to be involved in the education of their child by creating a learning community where teachers, parents, and students work together to ensure academic success for all students.
All Constellation Schools are public schools with no tuition. They are privately run, proud leaders of Ohio’s charter schools, offering a choice in education for thousands of Ohio’s families.
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