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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


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


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

Dr. Adam Seipp

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

Inductees Kevin Seckel ‘90, Charlotte Myers ‘11, Marie Ridgeway ‘84, Jodie Bauman ‘88 (not pictured Sam McCandlish ‘60)

Generations of Bexley athletes welcome five new Hall of Famers

Five new members were inducted into the Bexley High School Athletic Hall of Fame on January 7 in an event that celebrated athletes who achieved outstanding success in a wide range of sports at different eras. The inductees played tennis, football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer and track and field and graduated from Bexley as long Read More


Author Woodson speaks to all ages

Celebrated author Jacqueline Woodson shared some of her many stories with residents of all ages from Bexley and beyond on December 1, when the 2014 National Book Award winner spent a day here as Bexley Community Book Club’s ninth Selected Author. During the school day, Woodson addressed three packed student assemblies—over 1,500 students—and moved adroitly Read More


Say “Cheers to 100 years!” at BRAVO!

Bexley City Schools are 100 years old this year, and we hope you will join us to mark the occasion at BRAVO! The BEF’s signature fundraising event will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 7 to 11 p.m. at St. Charles Preparatory School. Tickets are $50 in advance or $75 at the door and Read More