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Front: David Schottner, Kimberly Miller, Larry Helman. Back: Dr. Sivaraman Sivaswami, Kyle Smith. Missing from photo: Dr. Harlan Meyer

BEF Board welcomes new members

The BEF Board of Governors has welcomed four new members: Mr. Larry Helman, Dr. Harlan Meyer, Dr. Sivaraman Sivaswami and Mr. David Schottner. The 25-member board, which oversees the Foundation’s operations, includes representatives from the Bexley Board of Education, Bexley City Council, Bexley Schools Faculty, Capital University, PTO Council and Bexley High School Student Council. Read More


Follow your heart and eat your vegetables, alum tells grads

Bexley alum Mike Altman ’95 had some pointed advice for the BHS class of 2017 when he appeared as the featured speaker at commencement on May 28. Follow your heart, he told them. Learn new skills. Be good to yourself. Eat your vegetables. In a wise and humorous commencement speech, Altman shared lessons from his Read More


Art and the Selfie: Artist in Residence Barb Vogel

“We’ve taken more pictures in the past two years than we have in the history of photography,” says Columbus artist Barb Vogel, who uses photographic images in her work, along with paint, encaustic, wood carving and more. Not only the numbers of photos but the speed at which we shoot and forget them is notable, Read More

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Theatre Arts Director Rebecca Rhinehart is Educator of the Year

The curtain calls following the Friday night performance of the high school play “Peter and the Starcatcher” included a moment that caught Bexley’s Theatre Arts director Rebecca Rhinehart  by surprise: a visit to the stage by a delegation from BEF, there to announce that she had been selected to receive the 2017 Bexley Educator of Read More

Jaliyah Martin, Nya Harris, Anna Old and Maggie Butler were among the Bexley cheerleaders who braved the cold to greet guests at BRAVO!

BRAVO! celebrates century mark

More than 600 parents, alumni, faculty, staff and community members attended BRAVO! on March 4, kicking off the centennial year of the Bexley City School District. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, ticket purchasers, auction donors, bidders and food sponsors, BRAVO! is expected to net over $110,000 to support programs that will enhance the education Read More


New grants support flexible seating, community survey and more

Wigglers and wobblers welcome! Thanks to a BEF fall grant, Maryland Elementary students are exploring new ways to move and get comfortable in class. Stability balls, Hokki stools, cushioned discs and bouncy bands attached to chair legs allow students to find a comfortable posture and an opportunity to wobble, bounce or shift position while learning, Read More


Scholarship fund to honor caring teacher

In a school district with a strong academic tradition and focus, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Rhodena Masys often created opportunities for students who were interested in a more direct path from school to the workplace. Mrs. Masys, who retired in 2008 after 32 years at Bexley and who passed away last April, will now Read More

Dr. Mike Johnson, Bexley Superintendent, has led the Bexley City Schools for 16 years.

Superintendent Mike Johnson looks back at 16 years with BEF

“Extraordinary” is the word that Bexley Schools Superintendent Mike Johnson likes best to describe the Bexley Education Foundation. “I think it was Linda Kass who started using the word,” he said. “Just that singular word gives a description of the relationship and the purpose of the foundation in the school district, and if you think Read More


Ensuring all students succeed

Dr. Laura Lipsett is animated as she flips through teachers’ evaluations of this month’s two-day faculty development workshops. While students were out of school November 7 and 8, K-12 faculty were engaged in intensive discussions of how to ensure that all students are learning. The teachers’ assessments of the sessions, says Lipsett, the district’s Director Read More

Be a ball- or waterboy or girl for a Varsity Lions home football game, and get a game jersey

Bexley Football Season Ends, All Central District Teams Named

Sadly, Bexley High School Football’s season came to an end Saturday, November 12, 2016 against Hamilton Township with a 26-20 loss. Even with this loss, we are always proud of our fine athletes and would like to report the following individuals selected for All-Central District: Coach John Smith was selected Coach of the Year for Division III All Read More