Buckeye Intermediate School
3140 Columbia Rd.
Medina, Ohio 44256 
330-722-8257
FAX 330-725-0164 

Intermediate

 

Buckeye Local Schools Transportation Department Information

In an attempt to improve communications with parents, students and staff we are utilizing the Remind notification system. Remind is a free, safe and easy­to­use communication tool that is intended to assist our Transportation Department to instantly alert parents, students and staff with one­way text messaging.

The Remind notification system will not take the place of school messenger which was used to deliver this message to you. Remind will be an additional communication tool and will hopefully communicate when our busses are running late for pick­up and/or drop­off.

It is easy to sign up! Using the directions below, sign up using one or more telephones. We will not share your information. You should begin receiving confirmation upon successfully texting the code below.

To receive messages via text, text @g28e7 to 81010. You can opt­out of messages at any time by replying ‘unsubscribe@g28e7’.

If you have any questions please contact Judy Eblen at 330­722­5793. Extension 1020. Thank you. 

Buckeye Local Schools Transportation Department


REMINDER

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL THE SCHOOL ABSENCE LINE AT EXT. 9204 TO REPORT WHEN YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL DUE TO AN APPOINTMENT OR AN ILLNESS.  PLEASE HELP US MAKE SURE YOUR CHILDREN ARE SAFE BY CALLING THE ABSENCE LINE. 

 



 INFORMATION

Please Register Your Student at the Link Below!

Online Student Registration Information:  Please login to the secure online portal Registration Gateway https://update.buckeyeschools.org/ Your Username is your student's ID and Password is your student's birthday (MM/DD/YYYY) (this is the same number as your child’s lunch code, and it is available on report cards, in Progress Book, and in PayForIt).  Here is a link to a HELP file.  


 * Congratulations Anita Barnhart 2016 Conservation Teacher of the Year!!

 

Upcoming Events 

Mon - Fri, Feb 13 - 17 - "Random Acts of Kindness" Week

February 16 - March 4 - PTO "Read-a-Thon"

Sunday, February 19 - Mother/Son Toboganning at Strongsville Chalet (6-9pm) (4th & 5th grade)

Monday, February 20 - No School for students (Presidents' Day)

Friday, February 24 - 6th Grade Scheduling presentation for students

Friday, February 24 - Father/Daughter Dance (7-9pm) Elementary Gym (4th & 5th grade)

Friday, March 3 - 6th Grade Scheduling for 7th Grade 

Saturday, March 4 - Buckeye Day (10am - 2pm) Elementary Bldg. 

Friday, March 10 - 3rd Grading period ends

Wednesday, March 15 - Early Release Day (students dismissed 1 hour early) (Car riders 2:15pm / Bus riders 2:25pm) 

Friday, March 17 - 3rd Grading period report cards sent home





 

 

A message from the Principal

Welcome!  My name is Rich Finley and I am the principal at Buckeye Intermediate School.  I am extremely thrilled and privileged to be in charge of your child’s educational experience while he/she is in preschool or is in the grades 4, 5 or 6.  As your child’s principal, it is my top priority to get to know each and every one of our more than 600 students.  Developing a positive relationship with our students, and with our parents, is what I believe is most essential to creating an outstanding learning environment that is safe and inviting to our students and families.  Buckeye is a tight-knit community with generous and kind people & I feel Buckeye Intermediate School is a reflection of that community. Buckeye Intermediate School is the bridge between the Primary School & Buckeye Jr. High School.  It is our hope that students at B.I.S. learn the value of making good decisions, continue to develop into responsible boys & girls, & achieve academically at the highest levels possible. Your child will be served by a very caring, highly qualified staff who loves working with children. They will help provide the guidance necessary to help them reach their full potential.  If you have any questions or concerns, my office door is open. Please stop by or call me at 330-722-8257 ext. 4342.  Or if you prefer, e-mail me at rfinley@buckeyeschools.org.  

Go Bucks!

   Mr. Finley


What’s Happening in the 2016-17 School Year:

  • "2 to 1" initiative expands into 4th grade:  This school year our 4th graders will have the opportunity to utilize Chrome Book lap top computers on a daily basis in their classrooms!  We strive for our students to be 21st century learners, and by the use of these devices, they will be exposed to differentiated learning for all varied learning styles and abilities. 
  • New staff members:  I am pleased to announce some new staff for the 2016-17 school year.  Mrs. Lemmeyer (5th grade); Ms. Wray (Sp. Education); Ms. Zablotny (Guidance); Mrs. Nunn (6th grade); Mr. McMullen (Tutor), Mrs. Caniglia (classroom para-pro), Mrs Comuzie (Office),  Mrs. Doty (Technology Coordinator) & Mrs. DeGioia (5th Grade) .  All of our new staff have valuable experience in education & with working with young people. They will prove to be a very positive influence for our kids and our school building! Welcome!!
  • Standardized testing: This school year our students in grades 4 through 6 will be taking their online math, language arts, science and social studies tests during one testing window from April 6 through April 28, 2017. 


OVER A DECADE OF EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION - 10 + years Buckeye Local Schools rated as either "Excellent" or received an 'A' grade from the State of Ohio!  

Please reinforce our “Buckeye Basics” at home.

  • BE RESPECTFUL
  • BE RESPONSIBLE
  • BE A PROBLEM SOLVER

Students earn “Bucks” for their good behavior and can spend them for reward assemblies, school supplies from our school store, or to get a chance to have "lunch with the principal".

As parent-teacher conferences approach, look for your child’s Aimsweb report.  All students are benchmarked three times per year in reading and math computations to make sure they are on track.  Aimsweb generates a report for each student and it graphs their progress.

 

Name E-Mail Title Extension
Rich Finley rfinley@buckeyeschools.org Principal 4342
Candice Zablotny czablotny@buckeyeschools.org Guidance Counselor 4344
Elaine Semper  esemper@buckeyeschools.org School Psychologist 4345
Shannon Kissinger shannon@buckeyeschools.org School Psychologist 4124
Jan Durica  jdurica@buckeyeschools.org Office 4339
Donna Comuzie dcomuzie@buckeyeschools.org Office 4337
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Principal - Rich Finley
(330) 722- 8257 Ext. 4342