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Spring 2014 Grants

Classroom grants approved in April of 2014 by the BEF Board of Governors will help fund new playground equipment at Montrose, a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classroom at the middle school, a chlorophyll fluorometer for the high school, and a songwriter-in-residence program at all three elementary schools, among other programs. BEF’s spring Read More

Mike Featherstone was the 2014 Bexley Educator of the Year

Featherstone is Bexley’s 2014 Educator of the Year

Friday, April 11, was just another ordinary day in Michael Featherstone’s class at Bexley High School — or at least as ordinary as things get in a class where the teacher is known for making history come alive through games, impersonations and lively discussions from his days abroad. But last Friday, as he stepped out Read More

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Author Banks Charms Students, Draws a Crowd

The Bexley Community Book Club’s 2014 Selected Author Russell Banks spent an evening and the better part of a school day in Bexley, electrifying students with an account of how his life experiences have fed his fiction, and delivering a thoughtful and provocative lecture in the Schottenstein Theatre on April 29, 2014. Banks, an award-winning Read More

Dr. Jeffrey Ross

Cancer researcher shares insights

Dr. Jeffrey Ross, a leader in the field of molecular diagnostics, recently spoke to BHS students about his work as the Medical Director of Foundation Medicine, Inc., a clinical next-generation sequencing and personalized oncology diagnostics company. Dr. Ross’s visit as the 2014 Scientist-in-Residence was supported by BEF’s Dr. Judah Folkman (Class of 1950) Science Endowment Read More

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Visiting scholar speaks of women in the Holocaust

The experience of Jewish women in Nazi concentration camps was the topic when Dr. Myrna Goldenberg, professor emerita at Montgomery College and the author of two books on women in the Holocaust, spent a day at Bexley High School recently. Speaking in history classes and at a lunch for faculty and community members, Dr. Goldenberg Read More

BRAVO! 2014 draws a crowd to raise funds for BEF and the Bexley Schools

A crowd of 700 parents, teachers, community members and other supporters of the Bexley City Schools flocked to the L Brands World Headquarters on March 1, 2014 for BRAVO!, the Bexley Education Foundation’s annual fundraiser and our biggest event of the year. The party included delicious tasting stations from more than a dozen restaurants, a Read More

Author RL Stine brings “goosebumps” to BEF’s 30th anniversary celebration

Fans travelled here from as far away as Atlanta and Cleveland on Friday the 13th of December when bestselling children’s author and “Goosebumps” creator R.L. “Bob” Stine returned to his native Bexley for a day of community engagement, bringing his star power and sense of humor—and a few shivers—to BEF’s 30th anniversary culmination celebration. Mr. Read More

Jasper Lau

WHY I GIVE: Jasper Lau

October, 2013—Bexley Senior Jasper Lau says his parents came to the United States 25 years ago “with a bag of clothes and speaking almost no English.” His father was from Hong Kong, his mother from mainland China. Five years ago, they moved to Bexley, attracted by the excellent schools. In his sophomore and junior years, Read More