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According to school district officials, the board  will wait until at least 2020 to put the elementary consolidation bond on the ballot again, taking into account community feedback. 
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Elementary Consolidation Delayed Indefinitely

Ian Stender, Staff Writer October 7, 2018

The bond to fund the controversial plan to replace Bryden and Hilltop with a consolidated elementary school will not appear on the November ballot. Instead, it may appear on the ballot in 2020. Voters...

“People should come to be a part of something bigger than themselves, something that helps people less fortunate than them,” Leland said. “The more people there, the bigger impact we’ll have.”

Student Plans to Feed Hungry and Break World Record

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer October 4, 2018

BHS will host the Herd Against Hunger event on Sunday, Oct. 14. Herd Against Hunger is an event intended to benefit hungry people all over Cleveland, including the 21% of children in Northeast Ohio...

This year, Beachwood High School students can sleep 35 minutes later.

Students and Staff Respond to New Schedule

Tyler Pohlman, News Editor October 3, 2018

Administrators introduced a new bell schedule this school year. The most notable differences are the 7:35 a.m. start time, 2:55 p.m. end time, midday academy periods and Thursday morning study hall. Principal...

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Students Run Wet Nose 5k in Memory of Abby Bendis

Tal Rothberg, Staff Writer September 25, 2018

Many Beachwood students participated in the 3rd annual Wet Nose 5K on Aug. 5. The race was a fundraiser for Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village, an organization that finds homes for and provides support...

Beachwood's SAY Counselor Mallory Molls spoke at the assembly on the first day of school.  Molls has recently accepted a job out of state. Beachwood is seeking a new SAY Counselor.

District Addresses Student Mental Health Needs

Zilin Zhang, Staff Writer September 21, 2018

Beginning this year, district administrators plan to establish a mental health initiative to raise awareness in the community about the mental health needs of students. Adolescence is a challenging...

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Campus is Closed

Vivian Li, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2018

Beginning this fall, BHS students no longer have the privilege of an open campus. In previous years, open campus allowed upperclassmen to leave the building during their lunch or free periods. Free...

Academic Challenge Places 15th at National Tournament

Sam Thomas, Staff Writer May 25, 2018

The academic challenge team went to Chicago on April 28 for the small school National Academic Quiz Tournament. “We competed in the playoffs, made it to the finals, and overall placed 15th in the...

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Science Olympiad Places Sixth at State Tournament

Amelia Port, Staff Writer May 25, 2018

The Science Olympiad team placed sixth place overall in the state competition on April 28 at OSU. The performance matches their 2012 placement. The team placed in a variety of events: experimental...

Voters arrived at the high school on May 8 to decide on the combined operating levy and bond issue. Photo by Vivian Li.

Community Awaits Tally of Issue 2 Vote

Vivian Li, News Editor May 24, 2018

Issue 2 on Beachwood’s May 8 ballot, a combined 8.7-mill operating and bond levy, fell short by only 8 votes, according to the initial count. Unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections...

Five members of the Beachcomber staff met with Srithai, Superintendent Dr. Robert Hardis and the school district’s attorney Daniel McIntyre of Brindza McIntyre & Seed after school on April 9 in  Davis’s classroom.
In the meeting, it was clear that administrators would not allow the article to be published. Photo by Nakita Reidenbach.

Beachcomber Subject to Censorship of Article in April Issue

Clinton Sansonetti, Staff Writer May 24, 2018

School administrators censored an article submitted for publication in the April issue of the Beachcomber. Principal Tony Srithai explained that administrators censored the story because they were concerned...

Students Take Action Against Gun Violence

Nakita Reidenbach, Staff Writer May 19, 2018

Junior Jing-Jing Shen led a #NeverAgain gun violence meeting on April 17 after school in social studies teacher Pam Ogilvy’s classroom. The goal of the meeting was to educate students and raise awareness...

Police Officer C.J. Piro,  Beachwood City Schools' Director of Security, joined Principal Tony Srithai at Thursday's Open Forum to explain why he feels it is important to close campus. Photo by Alex Shupp

Administration Moves to Close Campus Next Year

Orly Einhorn, Staff Writer May 19, 2018

BHS students will no longer be able to go out for lunch in the 2018-19 school year. At a May 17 open forum after school, Principal Tony Srithai and police officer C.J. Piro, Beachwood Schools’ Director...

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