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March 2012 Volume 47, Issue 6

Superintendent News Leueen Smithling

as interim high school principal while the search for a new high school principal takes place. There will be an early dismissal at 12:35 p.m. on March 28 for staff in-service. Sincerely,

Dear Parents and Community Members: Many things are happening as this newsletter goes to print. We are working on our budget and dealing with the new tax levy limit. All school districts must calculate their levy limits and report the data to the State Comptroller Office by March 1, 2012. We still have many questions for State officials as some of the formulas are being tweaked and webinars are to be held today (February 17, 2012), which is causing concern for business officials and superintendents around NYS. In addition to the 2%: exclusions, adjustments, and other nuances will add up to the potential tax levy. The Governor’s State Aid proposal is more promising than last year. We received an increase in aid for BOCES services as more students attended BOCES programs last year. We also had more special education students and Medicaid costs drive more aid. We are slated to get $181,000 in transportation aid which is an expense aid and likely won’t happen as expense aid has to be used to be received. We believe this was the result of estimating for higher diesel fuel costs. Beaver River is the only school in the three northern counties (Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence) who qualified for the academic enhancement grant. We did apply for this grant which will focus on English Language Arts instruction for middle school students. If received it will offer academic help for all middle school students after school every day and provide a summer school program for four weeks. We do not expect to hear from State Ed. until June. Due to the late notification, we do not expect to offer the summer program until 2013. Mr. Todd Green, High School Principal has resigned from Beaver River to accept a position with the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES as Interim Supervisor of Programs and Professional Development. We wish Todd well and thank him for his great years of service as fine high school principal. Mr. Richard DeForest will serve

Leueen Smithling, Superintendent of Schools

Pride of Beaver River

From left to right: Carolynn Feller, Valley Boliver, and Nicole Dickinson. Missing from photo is Sarah Higby.

Beaver River February 13, 2012 BOE Meeting Mrs. Leueen Smithling, Superintendent recognized Nicole Dickinson, Valley Boliver, Sarah Higby, and Carolynn Feller with Pride of Beaver River for volunteering their time to present to grade three parents on the new State testing requirements. This informational night was conducted to educate parents on what to expect with testing this year. Mr. Kyle Deeb, Owner’s Representative from Construction Associates, Mr. Mike Harris and Mr. Ben Tabolt from Bernier & Carr provided the Board with a list of contingency items for approval. Two spotlights will be added to the tower in the auditorium and a sound system control will be installed in the balcony. Mrs. Leueen Smithling along with Mr. Todd Green, Mrs. Chris LaBare, and Mrs. Kimberly Lyman-

Wright discussed an Academic Enrichment Grant that Beaver River has applied for through the NYS Education Department. The grant will provide an extended school day program as well as a summer school for middle school students. Beaver River was the only school in the Jefferson-Lewis area to be able to apply for the grant. The Board accepted a donation from Mr. John Lehman of softball equipment for the girl JV softball team; approved Riley Joslin participating in the Frontier League as an independent athlete for Tennis; approved the indoor track team to participate in Section 10 at St. Lawrence for the 2012-2013 school year; approved Reality Checks Point of Sale initiative to protect youth from tobacco marketing; declared the old oil burners surplus; and approved the sale of three burner units to Alexandria Bay Central School. Mr. Randolph Myers, discussed the tax levy limit with the Board and members of the public. Mrs. Wanda Joslin discussed the 2012-2013 athletic budget. The Board accepted Mr. Todd Green’s letter of resignation with much appreciation and gratitude. The following spring coaches were approved: Tracy Adams and Brenda Buell – co-coaches for Varsity Softball, John Lehman and Harry Nortz - co-coaches for JV softball, Doug Hoch - Varsity Boys Track, Brooke Proulx Modified Boys Track, Matthew Lyndaker – Varsity Baseball, Zachary Lehman – 8th Grade Baseball, Robert Bosco – 7th Grade Baseball, Alex Barrett - Girls Varsity Track, Bruce Smith – Assistant Girls Track, Megan Clemmons - Grade 8 Softball, Matt Andre – 7th Grade Softball, and Justin Wiedrick – 8th Grade Baseball. Marcus Scott and Jordanya Reeves were approved as substitute teachers and teaching aides for the remaining 2011-2012 school year. Marcus Scott was approved as a long-term substitute teaching assistant. Board President, Marian Opela discussed the new evaluation form to be selected for the evaluation of the Superintendent. The Compact Council will also meet on February 15, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Smithling discussed another training on the new principal evaluations, the dedication ceremony for the auditorium, and the Rural Schools Association 2012 Position Statement. A policy meeting was also set to continue to review the new policy book. The Board will meet on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. for reports from the administrators and for a budget work session in the Library Conference Room. The next regular meeting of the Beaver River Board of Education will be on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room.

BOE BULLETIN Do you ever feel you’re holding your breath, waiting for something earlier begun to come to completion? I’m feeling that way about a number of things related to Beaver River at the moment!

We are waiting for the budget process to be completed. We’re well on our way, but have yet to determine the financial bottom line for the upcoming year. What I can tell you is that, contrary to a rumor circulating in the community, there is no thought of closing down our school, consolidating with any other district, or anything else in this vein that you might have heard. If you hear this rumor, please dispel it as quickly as you can! The Board of Education has regretfully accepted the resignation of our High School Principal, Mr. Todd Green. Todd has served Beaver River exceptionally well, and will be greatly missed. He will be taking a position with BOCES, and we have high hopes of working extensively with him as the new evaluation system mandated by New York State goes into effect. Our friend and perennial interim administrator, Mr. Dick DeForest, will serve as High School Principal until a full search has been done and a new principal hired. We are grateful to have someone who knows our school and staff so well. This past week a grant was submitted to the State Education Department, after a huge amount of work by Superintendent Smithling, Mr. Green, Mrs. LaBare, and Mrs. Lyman-Wright. Because of the success our students have had on state exams, we were the only school in our BOCES region eligible to apply for this grant! Both our students and our excellent staff are to be commended for the fine work they have done to make this possible. Potentially we could receive up to $200,000 per year for the next three years to apply to enhancing our English Language Arts program, but we will not know until June how our grant application has fared. We are in the middle of negotiations with our School Related Personnel, and hope to have them completed within the next couple of months. The Compact Council is hard at work on several fronts, including planning for a special dedication of the “new” auditorium, obtaining foundation grants, anticipating future capital needs, finding new ways to make sure our graduates are college or career ready, and giving parents the necessary tools to help their preschool children be successful when they enter Kindergarten. Watch for things to happen, and get involved if you can! I guess you could say that, even though we have hardly had winter this year, we are also eagerly awaiting spring! Hope to see you at Sectionals as we wait to see how far our teams will go, at the March concerts, or wherever we may meet! As always, your input, your ideas, and your energy are greatly valued. Marian M. Opela, President Board of Education

High School Principal Mr. Todd Green


Winter Scholar Athletes Girls Basketball: 95.372

Over the past year our state has been shifting its curriculum to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. We have many discussions about the shifts in teaching and learning relating to the way we address textbooks and reading. Each chapter that is read has important information that students need to pull out to use to support their ideas and thoughts. The goal is to increase the reading comprehension of our students thus preparing them to be college and career ready. On another note, my chapter at Beaver River has come to a close. As this is my last newsletter article I thought I would write a little reflection‌. Beaver River has been a school in my heart for a long period of time. As a student and then an administrator I have come to know Beaver River as a place full of caring people. Each student, teacher, and community member is invested in their education at BRCS. Education at BRCS to me is defined as not only academic achievement, which is of the highest priority, but also our staff continues to support students in their social development. With these areas of focus our students leave the confines of our building with a well rounded education in academics, arts, athletics, and team development. Beaver River started my education and will always remain the anchor to which I return to when I look to where I have come from and will be going.

Taylor Buell, Kristen Campeau, Abigail Cornell, Brionna Farney, Allison Meyer, Kalee Rhone, Abigail Zehr, Dallas Briot, Karlee Duffer, Annie Lee, and Nicole Stone.

Girls Volleyball: 93.777 Ashley Brouty, Keegan Bowman, Madison Compton, Genevieve Fidler, Tamara Fidler, Samantha Hawksley, Alyssa Hulbert, Emmalee Ritz, and Malori Mattimore.

Indoor Track: 91.364 Nathan Cobb, Alize Jarrett, Logan Kempney, Trevor Kempney, Nicholas Kilionski, Paul Puddington, and Cody Updike.

Boys Basketball:


Tarren Farney, Seth Lapp, Trevor Lehman, Adam Schneider, Zackary Steiner, Iver Stolen, and Samuel Widrick.


Todd Green

Top Scholar Athletes Social Studies Department News Beaver River graduate Lauren Moser has recently been a guest speaker in the high school social studies classes. Lauren was the 2004 salutatorian and a member of the successful cross country and track & field teams while in high school. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a major in International Studies. After college she joined the Peace Corps and served in the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan. She shared her experience, insight and photographs with the students.


Pictured: Paul Puddington with a 97.667 average and Abigail Cornell with a 97.7 average.

Beaver River Memorial Unit # 1663 selects Empire Girl State representatives Genevieve Fidler as delegate, daughter of Mitchell and Patricia Fidler of Castorland, and the alternate, Monica Interiano, daughter of Jose and Mary Interiano, of Beaver Falls. This program is sponsored and paid for by the Beaver River Memorial Unit # 1663 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, located in Croghan. Empire Girls State is an educational week long, hands on workshop, developed to offer better understanding of government operations. Students learn the privileges and responsibilities of Citizenship in a democratic society. The girls will be participating in rallies, speeches, campaigns, and working with various legislative committees to create Bills. This program has been credited by New York State Board of Regents for inclusion in the National College Credit Recommendation Services (National CCRS) is a non-partisan attempt to teach government, politics, and Americanism to our youth. Participants completing the entire week, will have the opportunity to earn up to three college credits, and selected individuals will be eligible for the Samsung Scholarship award. The 2012 session of EGS is scheduled from Sunday, June 24th through Saturday June 30th. The main event will be held at Brockport College, located just outside of Rochester, NY. Alex Barrett from B.R.C.S. Guidance Department helped with organizing interviews. The ladies participating in this event from The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary; Lynda Spinks, Sasha Spinks, Kathleen Colombo, Marilyn Chapman, and Chairperson Mary Meyer.

High Honor Roll Grade 12 Christopher Davis, Anna Garrison, Corbin Pominville, Paul Puddington, Nicholas Sundberg, Rachel Updike, Kimberly Widrick, and Amy Wormwood. Grade 11 Keegan Bowman, Evan Briot, Abigail Cornell, Genevieve Fidler, Monica Interiano, Cody Updike, Lillia Woolschlager, and Abigail Zehr. Grade 10 Taylor Buell, Sage Keefer, Brett McVoy, Andrea Peters, Nola Pominville, and Brittany Widrick. Grade 9 Mariah Abel, Anna Bush, Riley Joslin, Caitlin LaBrake, Shyanne Laubscher, Calla Morrison, Leah Pominville, Meghan Puddington, Andrew Purcell, Emma Schneider, Matthew Sundberg, and Megan Turck. Grade 8 Leah Lapp, Caitlin Lashbrooks, Kerrigan Mahoney, Michaela Rice, Shawna Ritz, Victoria Rollin, and McKenzie Sauer. Grade 7 Raegan Becker, Cordell Houppert, Casey Jantzi, Camille Ledoux, Anthony Metzler, Joshua Peters, Emma Tabolt, Emily Ward, Matthew Widrick, Clare Woolschlager, and Noah Zehr. Grade 6 Lesley Aucter, Erik Campeau, Connor Demo, Sierra Kempney, Jessie Landis, Emily Lighthall, Keely Marriott, Emma Puddington, Cameron Smith, Tabitha Tabolt, and Brett Worden

Honor Roll Grade 12 Daven Brigham, Ashley Brouty, Nicole Bush, Katelyn Cardinal, Brionna Farney, Tamara Fidler, Victoria Gregory, Samantha Hawksley, Kevin John Hemstreet-Grimmer, Robert Hoch, John Honer, Cody Houppert, Alyssa Hulbert, Nicole Jantzi, Lauren Jones, Logan Kempney, Nicholas Kilionski, Olivia McVoy, Sean Messier, Brennan Monnat, Andee Morrison, Joshua Purcell, Kalee Rhone, Kayla Zehr, and Sarah Zehr. Photos left to right back row: Keegan Bowman, Genevieve Fidler, Monica Interiano, Abigail Cornell, Allison Meyer, Guidance consoler Alex Barrett. Front row: Emalee Ritz, Heather Bush, Abigail Zehr, Faylo Kennedy, Lillia Woolschlarger.

Grade 11 Dallas Briot, Heather Bush, Kevin Casebolt, Nathan Cobb, Shayna Farney, Tarren Farney, Kody Hall, Faylo Kennedy, Cheyenne Lee, Trevor Lehman, Allison Meyer, Briana Parker, Emmalee Ritz, Adam Schneider, Zackary Steiner, and Kyle Zehr.

Grade 10 Cordel Brouty, Kristen Campeau, Madison Compton, Alexandra Davis, Sidney Hawksley, Melissa Hunt, Jake Ledoux, Hsuan Lee, Malori Mattimore, Dustin Neddo, Jamie Pate, Kyle Steiner, Nicole Stone, and Jarron Widrick. Grade 9 Madison Draper, Kristen Ebersol, Andrea Hall, Emily Johnson, Taylor Kieffer, Marissa Roggie, Reganne Smith, Hallie Sochia, and Lacey Zehr. Grade 8 Kiley Ardison, Chantal Gerow, Robert Haskins, Matthew Kilionski, Kaileigh Lehman, Kylie Lyndaker, Aubrianna Murphy, Brett Neddo, Troy Purcell, Gregory Virkler, and Kayla Zehr. Grade 7 McKenzie Champ, Antonio Falk, Jem Haluska, Molly Jacobs, Kyle Kieffer, Allison Miller, Isaiah Pominville, Lainey Smith, Aaron Turck, Bridget Turck, and Kristen Van Horn. Grade 6 Cameron Boliver, Asia Compton, Jordan Cornell, Zachary Gould, MaKenna Grunert, Dana Halladay, Hali Hoch, Liam Mahoney, Madeline Monnat, Sierra Neddo, Makenna Olmstead, Annika Ortlieb, Brock Pominville, Jared Pominville, Sydney Quinn, Andrew Rice, Samantha Widrick, and Emilee Zehr.

Achievement Roll Grade 12 Page Bacon, Ben Birchenough, Gerald Bogdan, Clarissa Brouty, Karlee Duffer, Brianna Farney, B. Nicholas Gregory, Matthew Horvath, Justin Hulbert, Griffin Keefer, Hannah LaBrake, Kylee Leviker, Emily Montgomery, Emily Munger, Rachael Rice, Mukhammadyusuf, Shaymardanov, Caroline Spink, Iver Stolen, Brandon Widrick, Caleb Zehr, Leandra Zehr, and Trevor Zehr. Grade 11 Jordan Boliver, Dustyn Brouty, Mary Brouty, Zane Brouty, Kendall Call, Kirsten Dziekan, David Gerdon III, Melissa Greenwood, Nicholas Grunert, Alexander Hall, Amanda Hodkinson, Forrest Houppert, Matthew Johnson, Trisha Keefer, Cassie Lane, Seth Lapp, David Ormsbee, Dylan Pominville, Isaiah Riccio, Tyler Schermerhorn, Carley Shepherd, Elizabeth Smith, Brandon Steiner, Samuel Widrick, and Kazimierz Wodka III. Grade 10 Kearstin Brigham, Kaelyn Ferguson, Jared Fulin, Erika Glenn, Brittany Hoppel, Cassie Houppert, Dana Kaler, Sarah LaParr, Hailie Lehman, Isaac Metzler,

Ariel Ortlieb, Shania Perretta, Isabella Rollin, William Shambo, Jacob Yousey, Jennifer Zehr, and Katelyn Zehr. Grade 9 Alexis Brouty, Jonathan Bush, Emalee Cardinal, Madison Champ, Nickolas Fayle, Blue Haluska, Ashley Hirsch, Jose Interiano, Daniel Jacobs, Deana Jantzi, Carole Jessman, Rachel Meister, Bethany Prashaw, Keanna Proulx, Lucas Schmitt, Shenaya Simmons, Rachel Steiner, Dylan Updike, Ciera VerSchneider, Jacob Zehr, and Lane Zehr. Grade 8 Tara Bacon, Angelina Camporeale, Daniel Erker, Jenna Greenwood, Macey Halko, Jaylen Jantzi, Kaytlynn Kloss, Indy Martin, Seth Shaw, and Seth VerSchneider. Grade 7 Brandon Burns, Vanessa Forney, Peyton Gregory, Elizabeth Harrison, Zachery Hosmer, Jacob Hoyt, Andrew Johnson, Kalee Marolf, Lynzie Meyer, Taine Millward, Kaylee Olmstead, Marissa Perretta, Michael Rice, Noah Simser, Brooke Steiner, Allison VanCour, and Clay Zehr. Grade 6 Autumn Bacon, Karissa Gerdon, Caleb Goldthrite, Kayna Kloster, Peyton Mattis, Jennifer McBain, Justen Moser, Erin Murphy, Ian Murphy, Paige Queen, Jenna Siefert, Brianna Suiter, and Kaileigh Tretola.

Class of 2012 Fundraiser The Class of 2012 is doing a fundraiser with McDonald's in Lowville on March 8, 2012 from 4-9 p.m. Treat your family to dinner and McDonald's will donate 15% of the total sales to the Class of 2012. Just say "I'm here to help the kids" when you place your order

Save the Date: Donkey Basketball April 24, 2012

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21


Summer Music Camp Scholarships

March has been officially designated for the national observance of Music In Our Schools Month by National Association for Music Educators. This year marks the 39th national observance of the Music In Our Schools program. Schools and communities throughout the country and overseas will celebrate Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) with concerts and other activities based on the theme Music Lasts A Lifetime. Classrooms, concert halls, civic buildings, clubs, parks, libraries, and shopping malls will provide the arenas for the public to observe the processes and results of music education. Additionally, bands, orchestras and choirs from schools across New York State will perform daily at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. This year the Beaver River Central School Choraleers and Jazz Ensemble will travel to Albany on Monday, March 19, for a 1:15 p.m. performance.

There are several music camps in New York State open to students ages 12-18; among them, Crane Youth Music, (Potsdam College, Potsdam); Signature Band & Choir Camp, (Geneseo College); New York State Music Festival, (Hartwick College, Oneonta), Eastern U.S. Music Camp, (Colgate University, Colgate); and the Fredonia Woodwind Quintet Summer Music Camp, (Fredonia College, Fredonia). Scholarship money is available to assist BRCS instrumentalists attending a summer music camp. Two scholarships are offered: one is available through the Beaver River Central School Band Fund, and the other scholarship is available through the Jefferson-Lewis Bi-County Music Teachers Association. Scholarship applications are available after April 1, 2012. Additional scholarships are often available through each individual music camp as well. Parents and students interested in summer music camps are invited to call Mr. or Mrs. Woolschlager at 346-1211 for more information.

Music In Our Schools Month Performances

Saturday, March 10 Thursday, March 15 Monday, March 19 Thursday, March 22

Elementary Concert Senior High Concert Choraleers and Jazz Ensemble in Albany Middle School Concert

On Saturday, March 10, fifth grade musicians from the elementary school will present a special concert at 2:15 p.m., immediately following the Elementary Winter Carnival. A variety of events have been scheduled to include pre-school and elementary age children in our music-making activities. This concert will feature a variety of songs for younger children, including Old Dan Tucker, Lamb Chop Rock, Skip To My Lou, Old MacDonald’s Band and Handclappers On Parade. This concert also includes a show and tell demonstration about the different instruments in the band, and offers audience members an opportunity to sit on stage with the musicians while the band plays. The second concert will feature the high school ensembles: Senior High Chorus, Concert Band, Choraleers and Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. The ensembles will be performing a wide variety of literature, from classics to Broadway, and featuring a number of different soloists. The third concert will feature four middle school ensembles: Sixth Grade Chorus, Sixth Grade Band, 7/8th Grade Chorus and 7/8th Grade Band. Middle school musicians will present their concert on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Beaver River Sends Three to Crane School of Music Three Beaver River Seniors have recently been accepted to the Crane School of Music at Potsdam College. All three will be entering as Music Education Majors in the fall. Christopher Davis, accepted on piano, is the son of Robin and Anne Davis of Croghan. Tamara Fidler, entering as a voice major, is the daughter of Mitch and Patty Fidler of Beaver Falls. Nick Sundberg, also entering as a voice major, is the son of Gene and Colleen Sundberg of Beaver Falls. The Music Department is very proud of these three very talented individuals and congratulates them as they continue developing their musicianship in the years to come.

Pictured left to right: Tamara Fidler, Nicholas Sundberg, and Christopher Davis.

Music Department Thanks Donors The Music Department would like to thank all of the donors who contributed to our transportation expenses this year. Many people purchased raffle tickets while others made personal donations. This funding will be used to transport the Jazz Ensemble and Choraleers to Albany for their annual performance at the State Capital for Music In Our Schools Month on March 19. Funds were also use to cover transportation expenses during the Christmas season and for the Lewis County Historical Society performance in January.

Spring Sports JV and Varsity SPRING sports will start on Monday, March 12th. The following sports will be offered this spring: JV/Varsity Baseball, JV/Varsity Softball, and Varsity Boys and Girls Track. Modified Spring sports will start on Monday, March 26th. Modified spring baseball, softball, and boys/girls track will be offered. Sign-ups will start the beginning of February in the Nurse’s Office. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer golf this spring. The spring parent/athlete meeting will be on Wednesday, March 28th at 5:15 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. Any questions, please call Wanda Joslin at 346-1211 ext. 525.

Lillia Woolschlager to perform with the Orchestra of Northern NY Lillia Woolschlager is this year’s first place winner of the James and Katherine Andrews Young Artist Instrumental Competition. The competition was held on January 21 at the Crane School of Music. Those auditioning performed literature from an established list and from memory. As first place winner, Lillia will be performing Haydn’s Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Orchestra with the Orchestra of Northern New York and will receive a cash award of $500.00. This is a great honor for any student, but especially so this year since this is Lillia’s second year winning the competition. Last year she had the privilege of performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major with ONNY. Performances will be Friday, March 23 at 12:00 noon (student matinee) and Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Both performances will be in Hosmer Hall at the Crane School of Music, Potsdam College. This concert is entitled My Many Color Days. Blending storytelling with music and art, it will delight audiences of all ages. Please contact the Box Office at (315) 267-2277 for ticket information.

Winter Sports Congratulations to all of our Winter Sports Teams for an exceptional season. All players, coaches, parents, and community members showed amazing dedication to our teams this season and we thank you for your continued support!

Upcoming Events: March 3 - Om Competition in Watertown March 10 - Winter Carnival 12-2 p.m. Elementary Concert 2:15 p.m. March 12 - BOE Meeting 7:00p.m. JV/Varsity Spring Sports start March 15 - High School Concert March 20 - Home and School Meeting 6:30 p.m. March 22 - Middle School Concert March 28- 12:35 p.m. Dismissal K-12 April 2-6 - Spring Break

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT NEWS For more information go to, click on K – 12 Links, then Guidance Department Guidance Web Site: Please note usefulness of the BRCS High School Guidance web site. Highlights include updated scholarship listings and a page full of helpful web-links to sites that offer college search engines, financial aid help, and career suggestions. Be sure to check in regularly. Notice regarding the SAT offered at BRCS on May 5, 2011. Students are reminded that they need to register for this exam by April 6thh on 2012 Spring Syracuse National College Fair – New Location The National College Fair will be at the SRC Arena, at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse on Friday, March 9th (9:00 am-12:00 pm) and Saturday, March 10th (11:00 am-2:00 pm). The fair is open and free to all students, parents, and counselors who are interested in learning more about opportunities in higher education. There are currently over 200 colleges and universities registered to participate in the fair. Students are encouraged to visit the college fair website at On this website students can access additional information on this event including the most current listing of institutions in attendance, fair preparation, time, location, workshop information, and other pertinent college fair information. Students may pre-register for the College Fair at WWW.GOTOMYNCF.COM . This fair is hosted by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors. Open House/College Visitations Attending a college open house/campus visitation day is an excellent way to gain firsthand information about a college as well as to meet with other students who are interested in the same college. The college visit is so important that some colleges require it before accepting a student. Please contact the Guidance Office for more information. Following are planned open houses in March and early April: Alfred State College March 24 Genesee Community College March 21 Onondaga Community College March 30 Upstate Medical University March 24 Open House Dates/Events are also available on the following campuses_open_house.cfm Scholarship Listing *Note on deadlines*-Parents and students are sometimes confused by the listed deadlines on scholarships.

At times there may be up to three dates listed: an early date listed in our newsletter and our leaflets, one advertised by local organizations sponsoring the scholarships and possibly a later date listed by a state or national sponsor. Which date should you use? The answer is to go by the date listed by the Beaver River Guidance Office. Why? Almost every academically based scholarship needs to have an official transcript sent by our office and signed by Mr. Barrett. Our office will process several hundred transcripts of current and past students this year. To ensure accuracy and that we meet the ultimate deadline set by the scholarship’s sponsors, we set earlier deadlines to allow for that processing time. Unless otherwise listed, scholarship applications can be obtained in the Guidance Office. Plan ahead. COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES The following students have been advised of their acceptances at colleges for the 2012-2013 school year: Nicole Bush, daughter of Ceyril and Juanita Bush, at Utica College of Syracuse University in the Physical Therapy program. Victoria Gregory, daughter of David Gregory and Christi Gregory, at New England Culinary Institute (VT) and Paul Smith’s College in the Baking and Fine Arts Pastry programs. Lauren Jones, daughter of David and Jennifer Jones, at Hartwick College and SUC at Brockport in the Medical Technology programs. Logan Kempney, son of Shawn and Theresa Kempney, at Nazareth College in the Nursing program. Sean Messier, son of Suzanne and Rick Dicob and Patrick Messier, at Herkimer County Community College in the Communication Arts: New Media program. Paul Puddington, son of Stephen and Patrice Puddington, at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Joshua Purcell, son of Anthony and Amy Purcell, at Canton College of Technology and Hartwick College in the Nursing programs and at Le Moyne College/St. Joseph’s College of Nursing Dual Degree Partnership program. Dylan Stocking, son of Michael and Jodi Stocking, at Jefferson Community College in the Computer Information Systems program. Brandon Widrick, son of Glendon and Maribel Widrick at Houghton College and Le Moyne College in the Pre-Medicine program.

Scholarships Available: PRICE CHOPPER’S GOLUB FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS -- BRCS Deadline: March 5 Applications will be available at You may apply for ONE Golub Foundation Scholarship. Go online to see additional eligibility restrictions. NY RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION FOUNDER’S SCHOLARSHIP -- BRCS Deadline: March 5 Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, resident of New York State and reside on a water system that is a member of the NYRWA. (The BRCS District is in the Beaver Falls Water District which is a member of this association.) Priority will be given to but not necessarily limited to water-related studies. DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL, CHI CHAPTER -- BRCS Deadline: March 6 For young women who are high school seniors or are currently enrolled in college pursuing a degree in education. NORTH COUNTRY GOES GREEN IRISH FESTIVAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS -- BRCS Deadline: March 15 For students residing in Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence counties. Applications are open to any high school senior planning on attending college this coming fall or students currently enrolled in an accredited degree program. NORBERT L. GAZIN EDUCATION FUND -- BRCS Deadline: March 16 Applicants must have been living in Lewis County at time of birth*, have been a resident of Lewis County for at least five years, was or will graduate from a Lewis County high school and have no felony convictions. Priority will be given to eligible applicants enrolling or enrolled in schools of engineering, agriculture or forestry. High school applicants who are not declaring one of the priority majors must have a minimum of an 80 GPA to apply. High school applicants who are declaring an engineering, agriculture, or forestry major must have a minimum of a 70 GPA to apply. Alumni can continue to apply; however, they must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and submit a recent transcript. Graduate students can apply if they qualify for the priority majors only: engineering, agriculture or forestry and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. *Applicants must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Applicants born other than Lewis County must also provide a statement from parent with the location of the family’s actual Lewis County residence at time of applicant’s birth. ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF MG JAMES URSANO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -- BRCS Deadline: March 16 These undergraduate-level educational scholarships are for dependent children of a soldier on federal active duty, a retiree, or a deceased active or retired soldier. Dependent must be unmarried and under the age of 23 for the entire academic year and also be registered in DEERS. Applicant must maintain a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Go to for more information and an application. SUSAN M. HENLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- Information not received at the time of this printing -- BRCS Deadline: March 16 This scholarship is awarded to an individual who is either a high school senior enrolling in, or a student currently enrolled in, an appropriately accredited college pursuing a degree or diploma-granting program in the field of administrative/office technology or business education. NORTHERN NEW YORK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -- BRCS Deadline: March 19 (**The Rotary Purple Heart Scholarship is an exception to this deadline as applications will be accepted throughout the year.**) Information and applications are available at or in the Guidance Office. FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants must be residents of Jefferson or Lewis Counties and will be enrolled full-time in undergraduate study. NEW applicants must be entering the FRESHMAN or JUNIOR years of college study or non-traditional students for any year in college or technical school. Students will be selected for the following programs. HERRING COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS: Given to students in engineering, sciences, math, and related fields. NORTHERN NY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCH.: Awarded to students in Liberal Arts programs. VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS: Awarded to students in nursing and health- related fields. DESIGNATED SCHOLARSHIPS: Awarded to students in specific school districts. SPECIAL NEEDS: Awarded to students who have experienced personal or family hardships CATHERINE C JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP: One year scholarship awarded to students attending Clarkson University, JCC, St. Lawrence Univ., Canton College of Technology or SUC at Potsdam. P.S.G. PLUMBING AND HEATING SCHOLARSHIP –Awarded to students pursuing careers in plumbing, heating and air conditioning. CHARLOTTE J SMITH SCHOLARSHIP – Awarded to students pursuing chemistry at Syracuse University. MARGOT RHODE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP -- Established by the Planned Parenthood of Northern New York for students entering the field of nursing or pursuing advanced nursing degrees.

ROTARY PURPLE HEART SCHOLARSHIP: (Separate application required) -- One year scholarships awarded to recipients of the Purple Heart Award, or their dependents (spouse or child) Applicants must be residents of Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence County. The Northern New York Community Foundation is affiliated with Scholarship America’s Dollars for Scholars program. Foundation scholarship recipients who attend colleges participating in the Dollars for Scholars matching grant program may be eligible for additional funding from their college. For more information, visit and click on Dollars for Scholars. THE10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION (LIGHT) SCHOLARSHIP -- BRCS Deadline: March 19 The Fort Drum Chapter of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division, Inc. has established the 10th Mountain Division (Light) Scholarship for current and former 10th Mountain Division (Light) members and their families (spouse or child). The applicant or their military sponsor must also be a member of the 10th Mountain Division Association. Applicants may reside anywhere and be in any year of full-time undergraduate study. Applications are available from the Northern New York Community Foundation, Inc. website, and from the Army Education Center at Fort Drum (315-772-8580). FORT DRUM OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB (OSC) -- BRCS Deadline: March 19 Awarded to children and spouses of active duty and retired (officer or enlisted) military members and must reside in the Fort Drum area or associated communities. Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic merit and community involvement. Applications can be downloaded at (go to forms tab). MARILYN SPIKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP No information received at the time of this printing/ BRCS Deadline: March 19 This one-year scholarship is available to any woman who will begin first or second year of college, technical or specialized study. Special consideration will be given to an applicant who is the daughter, granddaughter, sister, or niece of a member of FAED and or WIFE provided her qualifications equals or exceeds those of other applicants. MOLLY PITCHER LEWIS MEMORIAL FUND & THE LEWIS CTY GENERAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP -- BRCS Deadline: March 26 For students who are pursuing careers in the field of healthcare. Applicant must be a Lewis County resident or immediate family member of a Lewis County General Hospital employee. Applicant must matriculate into a college curriculum leading to a career in healthcare. Applicants are eligible to reapply for the scholarship each year they remain in college. MARINE CORPS LEAGUE--LEWIS COUNTY DETACHMENT 754 -- No information available at this time -- BRCS Deadline: March 26 Eligibility: Members of Lewis County Detachment 754 of the Marine Corps League who have at least five years of continued and current paid membership establish the basic eligibility criteria for an applicant. Applicants are high school seniors and continuing high education students. NYS ASSOC. OF AGRICULTURAL FAIRS AND SHOW PEOPLE’S ASSOC. SCHOLARSHIP -- BRCS Deadline: March 27 This scholarship is available to students who currently are (or have previously been) active in a fair that is a member of the NYSAAF and who plans to attend (or already attends) college in pursuit of a degree in agriculture or fair management. Applications must be filled out at the NYSAAF website, The application has been formatted so that you can complete it online. However, a hard copy of the application must be submitted. KATHERYN L BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP -- BRCS Deadline: April 9 This scholarship will be awarded to a student entering or presently in a bible institute who plans to study for the purpose of developing a ministry to youth. The applicant must have already demonstrated an ability to be a positive influence on young people and have shown high moral character and personal initiative.

Middle School Principal Mrs. Christine LaBare March, in like a lion and out like a lamb. Could we have asked for better weather? I would love to say that I just saw my first robin but the winter weather has been so mild that they are everywhere. March is the month when the teachers lay the foundation and review for the state assessments. The lengthy month of March is vital to the review process. A letter will be sent with the dates and times for all of the assessments that will take place in the month of April. The annual chess tournament was held in the seventh grade. Students learned the game of chess and strategies to play chess. The Odyssey of the Mind competition will take place on March 3rd. Students have been working hard and very creatively for this competition. Good luck to all of the teams who are participating. The musical has several Middle School Students participating in it. Practices have started over February break and the students are excited about being a part of the production. Beaver River Middle School is embarking on a busy month both academically and socially. Please remind your children that proper rest and time management will help them be successful during this busy time of year.

Food Drive for Lewis County Opportunities Mrs. Kuhl’s Home & Career Skills 7th grade class is planning a canned food drive for Lewis County Opportunities during the month of March. March is National Nutrition Month and the Home & Career Skills students have expressed an interest in making sure our community members have enough to eat. Please participate in this worthwhile cause by buying any non-perishable food item and bring it to school before March 23rd.

TECHNOLOGY NEWS The 7th and 8th grade students just finished their half year of technology. Now we switch gears and start over with a new group of students eager to learn. 7th grade technology has started off learning all the safety rules and proper use of the machines and power tools by starting to build their own bird house. 8th grade technology is learning about the design process as it relates to designing and building a metal tray.



Attention Parents of 5th Graders: New York State immunization law requires all students entering grade 6 in September 2012 to have the following immunizations:

Christine LaBare

GRADE 6 Sixth grade Math is now involved in the study of percents and ratios. Sixth grade Social Studies students are studying medieval Europe and will soon start their Middle Age projects. These projects will once again be shown to the public later this Spring at the art show. Good luck to all!! Science 6 continues to work with machines and energy. Students completed a pulley lab in which they constructed several pulley systems and observed how the pulley changed the amount of force needed to lift an object. Students will also look at the transfer of heat energy through conduction, convection and radiation. ELA is continuing their work on the unit of poetry. So far the students have completed a booklet of poetic terms that was done on the computers, they made their own poems based on what they learned and will continue this unit until after winter break where they will eventually begin a new novel.

Varicella (commonly known as chickenpox) OR physician documentation of the disease.

Tdap – a booster immunization containing tetanus and diphtheria with acellular pertussis.

The Health Office has scheduled a free clinic here at school offered through Lewis County Public Health to help you meet these requirements. The clinic will be held some time in April. Parents will receive information and consent forms in the mail prior to the clinic. You may wish to take your child to his/her physician yourself for these immunizations. If you do so, please send a copy of the completed immunization record to the Health Office once the vaccines are given. LOST & FOUND There are several children’s sweatshirts and hats/ mittens in the lost and found. Please stop in and take a look if you are missing any items.

Elementary Principal Mrs. Kimberly Lyman-Wright Building Bridges Dear Parents and Guardians, “March Madness” are the words best used to describe the Elementary extra-curricular activities. Our students will participate in academically challenging activities as well as fun and relaxing activities. The Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition is scheduled for March 3, 2012 at Watertown High School. The students have been working many nights after school and on weekends to prepare for this completion. We wish them luck. The Home and School will host the Winter Carnival on March 10, 2012 from 12-2 p.m. More information will be sent home with students about the activities that will be offered on that day. As part of Home and School’s commitment to raise funds for our students in grades K12, we are raising money to buy new playground equipment for the 2012-2013 school year.

All children scheduled to enter kindergarten in September 2012 and their parents, living in the Beaver River School District, are invited to attend an interactive school program titled Building Bridges. This program has been developed to provide an opportunity for prekindergarten children and their parents to become comfortable in the school setting and to create a positive cooperative effort between families and school. It is also designed to show parents what they could do at home to help prepare their child for kindergarten. The child and their parents will attend one night a week for four consecutive weeks from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The dates the program will be held are: 3/20, 3/22, 3/27, 3/29, 4/10, 4/12, 4/17 & 4/19.

On March 10, 2012, to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month, the Elementary Band and Chorus will perform after the Winter Carnival. It is always a great concert. Younger students get a chance to get on stage and our parents/grandparents enjoy the matinee performance.

You can register your child for the program by calling the Elementary Office at 346-1211, ext. 515.

Students in Grades 4-5 will be available to participate in Elementary Student Council Game night on March 23, 2012 from 7-8:30 p.m.

The Home and School Association invites all students, parents, and community members to the annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 12 - 2 p.m. There will be a variety of $.25 activities for students to do and each student receives a free book.

Building Bridges, our Kindergarten Readiness Program, will begin on March 20 and continues through April 19, 2012 on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Kindergarten registration will be May 3 and 4, 2012. Please contact the elementary office if we do not have you on our school census already. Dates to remember: March 28, 2012 12:35 P.M. Early Dismissal for K-12 March 30, 2012-April 8, 2012 is Spring Break April 17-19, 2012 Grade 3-8 ELA testing all three days for all grades April 25-27, 2012 Grades 3-8 Math testing all three days for all grades.

Winter Carnival

Kindergarten News March was a busy month for Kindergarteners as they continued to learn and make connections through their listening, reading, and writing skills. In math the students worked hard at identifying coins and ordering the numbers from 0 – 20. We continue to work on counting to 100, telling time to the hour, patterning, and sequencing. We recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by enjoying many wonderful stories. His stories help us with the concepts of Rhyme and word families.


Kimberly Lyman-Wright

The students also worked hard at learning their sight words. Please continue to practice reading and writing these words each night.

First Graders March into Spring As always the first grade students are working hard. During March students will begin learning about animals, animal babies, St. Patrick’s Day, luck , probability and worms. We look forward to beginning to learn about animals and having animals in our classrooms from now until the end of the school year! In phonics, first grade students will learn about vowel teams. Vowel teams are two vowels that appear together in a word. When the two vowels are together, the first vowel becomes a long vowel sound (says its own name) and the second vowel is silent. For example: heat, boat, rain, feet. As a reminder, first grade teachers do not send home a list of spelling words. The goal of the phonics program is to teach sounds to the students so they are able to use those sounds to decode words while reading and spell words while writing. Please read your child’s Friday Newsletters for more information and contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Grade 2 News In the month of February we read about two very famous presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We learned many important facts about these two men by sharing different stories about their lives. The second graders have recently read the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. The story is about a boy named Stanley Lambchop. After Stanley is flattened by a bulletin board he travels through the mail in an envelope to visit his friend in California. As in the story our students made their own Flat Stanley and sent him through the mail to various friends and relatives. We are anxiously awaiting his return to hear about all of his exciting adventures. Stay tuned for an update on Stanley’s travels. We would like to thank all of our parents for all that they do to help their children succeed every day in school.

Grade 3 News What is new in third grade? Multiplication, division, bar graphs, probability, and various units of measurement. We have also been focusing in on New York State test preparation for English Language Arts and Math. In reading we will continue to work on main idea and supporting details, fact and opinion, as well as the different genres.

Moving along with the simple machines in science; this unit has been a fun topic for our students. They find it interesting and one of the more exciting areas to explore. Asia is the continent that the third grade is studying for social studies with a specific focus on China and the Chinese culture. As always the third grade team would like to thank you for the continued support you give us at home. We know that you are working hard to help us make our students more successful. Thank you!

Fourth Grade News As the month of February draws to a close and you’ve been wondering what your child has been studying for the past month, ask him/her a few of the following questions and see if they can give you the answers! Why did the thirteen colonies decide to decide to break away from England? Who was the commander in chief of the Continental Army? Where was the last battle of the American Revolution? What were the three branches of government listed in the Constitution? What is a parasite? How do people disturb the balance of an ecosystem? What factors affect the solubility of a substance? Who was “Stone Fox”? What is 50% of 18? How many factors of 12 are there? Which is longer, a mile or a kilometer? Are you smarter than a fourth grader?!

Fifth Grade News

Elementary Student Council- March 2012

This month the fifth grade classes will be in charge of a bake sale and cake walk during the annual Winter Carnival to be held on Saturday, March 10 from 12:00-2:00 P.M. Notes went home last month requesting help from parents to bake a cake or a baked good and/or to work at the bake sale and cake walk. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help. Soon parents will receive a confirmation letter from the fifth grade teachers as to when and where they will work or bring their baked goods.

The Elementary Student Council continues to be very busy. They continue to have a dollar dressdown day every other Friday for K-5 staff. Using this money, they have donated $300 to the Christmas Cheer program and $60 to Breast Cancer Research. They also collect pop-tops for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Their goal is 3 totes full by the end of the year. The second tote is almost full!

Last month in curriculum areas the students completed units on the circulatory and respiratory system in science. They completed projects that incorporated the use of Power Point, Microsoft Word, the Internet and the Smart Board. Finally they presented these projects to their classmates. It was time well spent using technology and public speaking techniques. In reading the fifth grade classes uncovered the mysteries of Herculaneum, the Roman town buried by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. A variety of many different reading skills proved to be valuable during the study of this event. The fifth grade classes also took a trip to the Caribbean Islands and Central America last month. Allison Meyer presented a program on Dominican Republic and Monica Interiano presented a program on Honduras. Thanks to both of these high school students for their pictures and insight into the culture of these two countries. In March the fifth graders plan on visiting South America. During this time they will give presentations to each other on the different countries on that continent. All the fifth graders are fervently preparing for the New York State Tests in ELA and Math to be administered in April. In ELA the students practiced and composed compare and contrast essays and persuasive essays. They are also practicing listening skills as there is a listening section on the test. The fifth grade teachers are in the process of planning the annual spring field trip to the Carrier Dome, M.O.S.T Museum and Salmon Run Fish Hatchery in Pulaski. More information will be coming soon. They hope to have the trip sometime in April or May.

The Elementary Student Council also sponsored a school spirit pajama day for grades K-5 on January 27th. All students and teachers were invited to wear their pajamas that day to show school spirit. The Elementary Student Council will host a game night on March 23rd from 7-8:30 p.m. for BRCS 4th and 5th graders. Mr. Smith will be the DJ,. There will be basketball and other games in the elementary gym, swimming, and refreshments will be sold in the cafeteria. The Elementary Student Council is presently finalizing plans for this fun filled evening. Next month the members of the Elementary Student Council plan on getting the Safety Patrol up and running. The Student Council’s responsibilities will be to help the students in the younger grades get off their buses safely in the morning and get to their buses safely in the afternoon. They will also help monitor hall behavior in the mornings.

Labels for Education Please remember to clip your labels from participating products: Box-Tops for Education, Tyson Chicken, and Campells Soup. These labels provide equipment and materials for the school at no cost. Price Chopper Tools for Schools Also please remember to enroll your Price Chopper Advantage card at to earn points for Beaver River.


Mon Mini Pancakes

3/5 .

Ham Patty on Bun OR Chicken Patty on Bun OR Hot Spicy Chicken Patty on Bun (Gr.6-12) Sweet Potato Fries Fruit Selections Mini Waffles

Pepperoni & Cheese Calzone OR Beef Goulash California Blend Veggies Lettuce Salad Fruit Choices

3/12 __

Hot Egg Sausage 3/6 & Cheese on English Muffin.


Hot Egg Ham & Cheese 3/13

Popcorn Chicken Dipping Sauces OR Hot Sausage on Bun Peppers & Onions Oven Fries Broccoli Fruit Selections

on English Muffin______. Mexican Tacos w / Lettuce & Cheese OR Escalloped Potatoes & Ham / Corn Niblets

Mini French Toast 3/19 ____________________. Hamburger on Bun OR Hot Dog on Bun Macaroni & Tomatoes Oven Fries Baked Beans Assorted Fruit

Hot Egg Sausage 3/20 & Cheese on English Muffin

Mini Pancakes

School Made Cinnamon Roll

Mixed Fruit

3/26 .

Ham Patty on Bun OR Chicken Patty on Bun OR Hot Spicy Chicken Patty on Bun (Gr.6-12) Sweet Potato Fries Tasty Peas Fruit Selections

Pulled Pork / BBQ Sauce On Bun / Cabbage Salad OR Chicken Rings With Dipping Sauces French Fries California Blend Veggies Fruited Jello W / Topping Hot Egg Ham & Cheese 3/27

on English Muffin______. Spaghetti w / Meat sauce Grated Cheese OR Rib-A-Que on Bun School Made Italian Bread Tossed Salad w / Dressing

Green Beans Fruit Choices

Scrambled Egg 3/7 English Muffin . Chicken Fajita (You Add: Lettuce, Tomato, Sour Cream) OR Mozzarella Sticks Dipping Sauces Corn Fruit Selections Scrambled Egg 3/14 English Muffin_________. Chicken Nuggets Dipping Sauces OR Mini Corn Dogs Mashed Potato / Gravy Cauliflower w / Cheese Fruit Selections

Hot Egg Sausage 4/10 & Cheese on English Muffin

Bacon Cheese Burger on Bun OR Foot Long Hot Dog On Bun / Oven Fries Baked Beans Mixed Fruit

Fri Bagel 3/9 ____________________. Shrimp Poppers Dipping Sauces OR Fish Square on Bun Cabbage Salad Oven Fries / Spinach Chocolate Chip Cookie

Green Beans Fruit Selections

Bagel 3/16 ____________________. Toasted Cheese Sandwich OR Tuna Sub W / Lettuce & Cheese Tomato Soup / Crackers Pasta Salad with Veggies Sour Apple Luck O’ Ice

Scrambled Egg 3/21 English Muffin_____ ___. Chicken Fajita (You Add: Lettuce, Tomato, Sour Cream) OR Mozzarella Sticks Dipping Sauces Corn Fruit Selections

Breakfast Pizza 3/22 or Glazed Donut______. Oven Roasted Chicken Seasoned Rice OR Sweet-n-Sour Chicken On Rice Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Butternut Squash March Birthday Cake

Bagel 3/23 ____________________. Pepperoni OR Cheese Pizza OR Macaroni & Cheese Tossed Salad Seasoned Carrots Fruit Choices

Scrambled Egg 3/28 English Muffin_________.

Breakfast Pizza 3/29 or Cereal Bar_________. “Philly Steak” on Bun OR Tuna Sub w / Lettuce & Cheese Chicken Noodle Soup Crackers Pasta Salad W / Veggies Choice of Fruit

Bagel 3/30 ____________________. Shrimp Poppers Dipping Sauces OR Fish Square on Bun Cabbage Salad Oven Fries Spinach Chocolate Chip Cookie

Upside-Down Day Hot Egg Sausage & Cheese

on English Muffin Hash Brown Patty Warm Applesauce OR Macaroni & Cheese Seasoned Carrots Assorted Fruit

SPRING Mini Waffles 4/9 ____________________. Chicken Nuggets Dipping Sauces OR Mini Corn Dogs Mashed Potato / Gravy Cauliflower w / Cheese Hip Hoppin’ Ice Jelly Bean Flavor

Breakfast Pizza 3/8 or Glazed Donut . “Philly Steak” on Bun OR Tuna Sub w / Lettuce & Cheese Chicken Noodle Soup Crackers / Pasta Salad Choice of Fruit Breakfast Pizza 3/15 or Cereal Bar_________. Rigatoni w / Meat sauce Grated Cheese OR Rib-A-Que on Bun School Made Italian Bread /


APRIL 2 - 6

Scrambled Egg 4/11 English Muffin_________. Chicken Fajita (You Add: Lettuce, Tomato, Sour Cream) OR Mozzarella Sticks Dipping Sauces Corn Fruit Selections

Breakfast Information Meal Categories: Free, Reduced @$.25 and Full Price @ 1.10

Everyday Choices: Assorted Fruit Juice Assorted Cereal Granola or Fruit Bar or Cheese Stick 1% White or FF White Milk All Items Are Available A LA CARTE All Menu’s Are Subject To Change Without Notice Prepayment for meals are recommended at least by the week or longer period. Checks payable to BRCS Lunch Fund. An application for Free and Reduced meal benefits may be completed at anytime during the school year. Call 346-1211 Ext. 535 for information.

Tossed Salad w / Dressing

Breakfast Pizza 4/12 or Glazed Donut______. Oven Roasted Chicken Seasoned Rice OR Sweet-n-Sour Chicken On Rice Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Butternut Squash April Birthday Cake

Bagel 4/13 ____________________. Pizza Choices Buffalo Chicken (Elem/M/HS) Cheese Pizza (Elem) White Pizza (M/HS) OR

Macaroni & Cheese Tossed Salad Seasoned Carrots Fruit Choices

Lunch Information Meal Categories: Free, Reduced @$.25 and Full Price

Everyday ELEM Choices:

Elem @ $1.80 MS/HS @ $1.90

- Chef Salad - PB & J Sandwich - Yogurt

Everyday MS/HS Choices :

- Salad Bar Line

Elementary Snack Drink $.50

- Deli Sandwich Line - Yogurt - Nacho’s W/ Cheese - Bread & Butter Served Daily -1% White or FF White Milk or FF Chocolate Milk

K-12: K-12:

2011 - 2012 FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS The following chart lists income levels according to household size and income received either yearly, monthly or weekly. If your total household income is the same or less than the amount on the chart below, your children can get reduced price meals. You will be notified if you are eligible for free meals based on income. 2011 – 2012 INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS REDUCED PRICE ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART House Size Annual 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

$20,147 $27,214 $34,281 $41,348 $48,415 $55,482 $62,549 $69,616

Month 1,679 2,268 2,857 3,446 4,035 4,624 5,213 5,802

2x per Month 840 1,134 1,429 1,723 2,018 2,312 2,607 2,901

Every 2 Weeks 775 1,047 1,319 1,591 1,863 2,134 2,406 2,678

Weekly 388 524 660 796 932 1,067 1,203 1,339

For each additional family member add: +$7,067 + $589 +$295 +$272 +136 If your income is at or below the scale shown above, we urge you to apply for meal benefits. You may do so by calling the school at 346-1211 and ask for Mrs. Diane Farney, ext. 535. You may also complete an application in person by coming to the school. If you have any questions about income eligibility or would like information regarding the breakfast or lunch programs, please call Mr. Thoma at 346-1211, ext. 532. If you do not qualify now but expect a change in income or family size, you may complete an application at anytime throughout the year.

NutriKids NEWS Would you like to receive an e-mail notification when your child’s NutriKids account balance is low? Now you can! Send an email to Diane Farney at and your email address will then be entered into the NutriKids system. Then, when needed, you will be notified via email with your child’s low or negative balance. Please remember to keep us updated of any email address changes.

Adult Education Adult Education at BRCS is designed to meet the academic and recreational needs of our community in an adult’s only setting. If you have a special talent or skill you would like to share or a class you would like to see offered, please call Nicole Kuhl at the school at 346-1211 ext.154, or e-mail at The following classes are being offered during the month of February to any interested community member. Please call the appropriate instructor without delay as some classes have seating limits. Some classes may be cancelled if insufficient interest is shown, at which time you will be notified if you have already signed-up. Participation in each class requires a signed physical injury district release form, which the instructor will have prepared for each student during registration. The classes will be offered as scheduled while school is in session. If school closes for a holiday or emergency, the adult education class will also be cancelled. CLASS





Family Swim

Certified Life Guards

Wednesdays AND FRIDAYS 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pool

$2.00 per session

No registration necessary. Every child must be accompanied by an adult who stays while the child is swimming and provides adult supervision in the locker room.

No registration necessary. Held only when school is in session.

**For the month of March, Family Swim is available on Friday nights also! Evening Lap Swim

Certified Life Guards

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pool

$2.00 per session

Zumba Fitness Class

Janice Lehman Certified Instructor from Rhonda’s Footeworks

Mondays 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

*3 Pricing Options* * $20.00 for 5 punches (1 punch = 1 hour) * $40/month unlimited (Purchased at the beginning of each month) * $5.00 per walk in

Tuesdays 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursdays 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Elementary Cafeteria

Computer Basics

Senior Students lead by Daven Brigham

Tuesday, March 6 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Room 210


Zumba is a mix of Latin dance and cardio and incorporates hip hop and other types of dance. It is an upbeat and exciting way to get fit! To register please call Rhonda at 767-3978 or email Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome, so bring a friend! No dance experience necessary!

Learn about basic computer operations such as opening the internet, setting up an e-mail account, sending e-mail, and more. To register please call Nicole Kuhl at 346-1211 ext. 154 or e-mail by Monday, March 5.

The Health & Wellness Committee offers the following: Morning Lap Swim – The pool will be open for lap swimming on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning that school is in session from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Certified Lifeguard on deck. No Fee. No registration necessary.

Beaver River Central School PO Box 179 9508 Artz Road Beaver Falls, NY 13305 13305

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Substitute Teaching Assistants and Monitors Beaver River is currently looking for Substitute Teaching Assistants and Monitors. Qualifications include a high school diploma, must be out of high school for two years, and fingerprint clearance through BOCES. Applications can be found online and need to be submitted to the Beaver River Central School Attn: District Office 9508 Artz Rd. Beaver Falls, NY 13305. If you have any questions, you may call 346-1211 ext.500

March 2012 Newsletter  

BRCS Newsletter