Parent Newsletter for March 21


Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Friends of Beaumont,

Last Thursday began a whirlwind of events for Beaumont students and families (again!) If you were a winter sport athlete you were most likely at our first annual Winter Banquet that was held at the Manor Center Complex in Euclid. The event was well attended by Basketball, Gymnastics and Swimming and Diving athletes. Many parents and siblings also attended this celebration of participation and success. The coaches did a great job summarizing the seasons and were particularly complimentary of the dedication and commitment of our athletes.

If you were a dramatic arts student; you were most likely preparing or participating in our Spring production of Steel Magnolias that opened on Thursday evening. Anyone who attended any of the performances couldn't stop raving about the talented and gifted actors on stage. We laughed until our stomachs hurt and cried until we had no tears left. The cast and crew deserve recognition for an outstanding performance. A special thanks to all the staff and crew behind the scenes as well. Mrs. Bernardo, Ms. Wojtowicz, Ms. Iannucci and Ms. Kluiber all devote unbelievable amounts of time to these productions. They definitely exemplify dedication and commitment to a dramatic arts program.

On Saturday a group of our "scientists" participated in the Western Reserve District 5 Science Day that was held at the University of Akron. As usual, our girls did an outstanding job. Beaumont had three students receive Category Awards, four students receive Sponsored Awards and 18 students qualify for State Science Day at Ohio State University on May 11. The documentation from the Ohio Academy of Science states "This is equivalent to participation in a State-level athletic competition. All schools should take this event as seriously as they do State basketball finals. Except this event has more influence on the future success of students than basketball." Wow, our girls surely are talented and we are so proud of their accomplishments. More information is included below about this event.

On Monday morning, 11 Japanese students and 7 Ursuline Academy students from Toledo stopped at Beaumont for a short visit before heading to downtown Cleveland for a field trip. The Japanese students were classmates of our Japanese visitors from last year so we were excited to have them here. Their chaperones filled us in on some of their news since they left us last March. The Ursuline Academy students were excited to share stories of their school with our girls so it was educational and fun for all.

Pre-freshman registration took place on March 13 and 15 so we are excited to have 93 students officially registered for next year. We are still expecting a few more registrations to take place soon so our target number of 100 students is not too far off. Kaitlin Daly and Mary Durkalski have done a phenomenal job recruiting the class of 2017. All indications show another talented and gifted class of girls.

Yesterday I attended the Shaker Heights Rotary Club 4 Way Speech Contest with Ms. Wojtowicz and two of her students. Beaumont participates in this contest every year and always performs well. This year was no exception. Christina Ciofani received first place for her speech on the importance of fine arts programs in school while Johanna Tomsick received second place for her speech on how chance encounters in life can make huge impacts on our lives. Both young ladies were poised and confident. I spoke to the judges afterwards and they shared how personable and prepared our students always are. Best of luck to Christina as she moves ahead to the next level at Aurora High School on Saturday.

Our Link Crew team hosted another event for our freshmen this afternoon. The "Home Stretch Check-up" was well attended by our freshman. They were eager to catch up with their Link Crew families to socialize and prepare for the upcoming finals next week. Mrs. Chodaczek, Mrs. Mulhall and Mrs. Barnett all marvel at the relationships that have developed among the students. This program has surely had a positive impact on both our Link Crew members and our freshmen. We will definitely be keeping this program intact for next year!

Finally, the Spring Concert was held last night and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I always get a little sentimental as I know that, for our seniors, it might be their last performance as a Beaumonster. The song selections were varied with peaceful to uplifting selections. My favorite was Dubula, a piece the girls performed during lunch on Tuesday as a Flashmob! The cafeteria was transformed and the audience was mesmerized by the talent and enthusiasm of our singers. I was glad to be able to hear the song one more time last night.

Our girls will be participating in Stations of the Cross tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. We will be using the photos that hang along the hallway outside the chapel as our reflective icons. These photos were taken in El Salvador and have a significant connection to the stations. Thanks to our Campus Ministry team for creating the PowerPoint that will be used for this prayer service. You are welcome to attend this afternoon service if you are available.

The World Language Department trip to Portugual and Spain will begin on March 27. Please remember to keep our students and staff members in your prayers as they travel over Spring Break. We will be excited to hear about their adventures when they return.

Peace to all as we begin the entry into the most holy week of Lent.

As always, Beaumont is blessed,

Mary Whelan


Beaumont Buzz

Sunday - 3/24

Monday - 3/25 Exams 3 & 4
8:30 - 10:30 Exam Block 3
10:30-10:55 Lunch for grades 9 &10
          11th & 12th Graders stay in block 3 until lunch
          9th & 10th go to block 4 exams after they eat lunch
11:00-11:25 Lunch for grades 11 and 12
          Grade 9th & 10th Report to block 4
11:30-1:30 Exam Block 4 - Dismissal at 1:30
1:30- 3:30 Make-up exams with individual teachers

Tuesday - 3/26 Exams 1 & 2
8:30 - 10:30 Exam Block 1
10:30-10:55 Lunch for grades 9 and 10
          Grades 11 & 12 Stay in block 1 until lunch
11:00-11:25 Lunch for grades 11 and 12
          Grade 9th & 10th Report to block 2
11:30-1:30 Exam Block 2 - Dismissal at 1:30
1:30- 3:30 Make-up exams with individual teachers
1:45 Pizza Party and Taping of the Harlem Shake – winning class of raffle ticket sales
2:30 Dinner at Primo Vino
4:17 CSPJ Meeting - Library
3:30 PM Girls Varsity Softball - Away - Chardon High School Scrimmage (Scrimmage)
3:30 PM Girls JV Softball - Away - Chardon High School Scrimmage (Scrimmage)
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse - Home - Lake Catholic
6:30 PM Girls JV Lacrosse - Home - Lake Catholic

Wednesday - 3/27 - NO SCHOOL – Spring Break Begins – Teacher Work Day
Departure for Spain and Portugal!

Thursday - 3/28 - Spring Break

Friday - 3/29 - Spring Break

Saturday - 3/30 - Spring Break