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Bexley Alumni Association welcomes Class of 2017

Life-size Jenga, human hamster balls, corn hole, a photo station with props and free lunch from two food trucks were on the agenda when the Bexley High School Alumni Association (which was merged under the umbrella of BEF in 2015) hosted the first-ever Senior Celebration Day for the Class of 2017. The event was held Read More

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Eighth graders engage Kindergartners in service

A grant from BEF’s Youth Philanthropy Program (YPP) helped Bexley Middle School students to expand the impact of a day of community service by engaging Kindergartners and partnering with Ronald McDonald House. In 2016, eighth graders in BMS’s “Make a Difference” club spent a school-wide service-learning day teaching French and Spanish to Kindergartners at Cassingham. Read More

An artist's rendering of the planned improvements at Cassingham playground

BEF Announces Spring Grants

New playground equipment, Shakespearean costumes for English classes, and a mobile recording studio are just some of the educational enhancements that will be funded next school year, thanks to $32,806 in classroom grants approved by the BEF Board of Governors earlier this month. BEF grants, awarded in two rounds each year, are made possible through Read More

Honoree Barbara Giller (left) was congratulated by Linda S. Kass, for whom the award was named.

Barb Giller, education advocate, honored

Barbara Giller grew up in Shelby, Ohio, but she says she is most definitively “a Bexley person” —and her volunteer record bears this out. Mrs. Giller served on the Bexley Board of Education from 1990 to 2001. In 2002 she joined the BEF Board of Governors and served until 2011. (Her husband, Gary chaired the Read More

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Exploring Robotics at Maryland

“Dear Mr. Vincent,” the email began. “We think Maryland should start a robotics club. We would like you to teach it for us. We think you are the best teacher for this job. This is because you are always talking about us being the engineers of the future.” The email from three fifth grade Maryland Read More

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Holocaust Scholar discusses liberation narratives

Dr. Adam Seipp, a Texas A&M professor of history whose research focuses on war and social change in modern Germany, visited Bexley High School earlier this month to speak to students and residents about his research as the 2017 Bexley High School Holocaust Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Seipp visited social studies classes and gave an evening presentation Read More

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Grants fund computers, cameras for yearbook

Bexleo‘s student staff have new high-capacity work stations and three new specialty cameras to aid in production of the yearbook, thanks to a pair of BEF grants awarded in spring and fall of 2016. A $5,642 grant awarded last spring covered the cost of five new computer work stations where students can edit photos and work Read More

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Visiting professor is Holocaust scholar

Dr. Adam Seipp, a Texas A&M University professor whose research focuses on war and social change in modern Germany following World War II, will speak to Bexley students and the community on Monday, April 3 as the 2017 Bexley High School Holocaust Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Seipp will speak to Bexley High School students during the day Read More

Fourth grader Sawyer Bartz on the monkey bars at Cassingham. The equipment was installed in 1995.

Re-imagining play at Cassingham

Some enthusiastic giving is needed for Cassingham Elementary to install a new playground by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. The parents leading the fundraising effort have set a $200,000 fundraising goal to transform the aging playground.  The current Cassingham playground was remodeled in 1995, and is nearing the end of its life. Rather Read More

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BRAVO! bidding goes high tech

For the first time ever, bidding for BRAVO! silent auction items, including the artwork created by Bexley students, will be conducted online. Go online now to view such auction items as the birdhouse created by Ms. White’s Kindergarten Class at Montrose, a year’s worth of Donato’s Pizza, a JCC membership, a Bexley street sign, or Read More