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Author Jacqueline Woodson to Visit Bexley Schools

Bexley, Ohio, July 30, 2015””Bexley Community Book Club (BCBC), a program of the Bexley Education Foundation, announced today that its 2016 Selected Author is bestselling children’s and young adult author Jacqueline Woodson. The winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Woodson was recently named the Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate Read More

Junior Parade Marshal Noah Grischkan

BEF Celebrates Bexley

BEF joined in the fun at Bexley’s signature event, the July 4 parade, with two parade entries this year. The 2015 Bexley Educator of the Year, BHS English teacher Julie Horger, greeted the public from atop a convertible driven by our Executive Director, Pam Glasgow. Noah Grischkan was the Junior Parade Marshall and he was Read More

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Summer Institute for Elementary Teachers

While students enjoyed their first weeks of summer break, 33 Bexley elementary teachers went back to school June 8-11 for four days of professional development. The Bexley Summer Institute, supported in part by a BEF grant, was focused on helping teachers learn to use data from new assessments to meet the needs of students with differing abilities. The institute Read More

Text for STEM after BRAVO

Text for STEM to support Bexley students of all ages

This is the final week of Text for STEM! We want to thank all who have texted to support STEM programs, projects, and initiatives in the Bexley City Schools! We want to spend this week showing all of you just how important STEM is to EVERYONE here in Bexley! To support our outstanding students, make Read More

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High-altitude balloon launch blends research and art

Members of the Project LEO (Lions Entering Orbit) team gathered recently at Bexley High School over pizza to celebrate their successful high-altitude balloon launch, take a first look at some of the data they’d gathered, and watch a video of the helium balloon’s May 2 journey into inner space. “You see that thin layer?” asked Read More


Girls rock robotics

BHS sophomore Anna Martin dreams of becoming an oncologist, and she sees her participation in the school’s robotics team as perfectly aligned with that goal. “I volunteer at Children’s Hospital and I see every child there hooked up to a machine,” she says. “Technology is a growing part of medicine.” Junior Hannah Fetters doesn’t picture herself Read More

Irene Levine has served on the BEF Board since 2003. With her husband, Lee Hess, Irene led the fundraising to establish the Dr. Judah Folkman, Class of 1950, Science Endowment Fund.

Thank you for your service

Irene Levine has served on the BEF Board since 2003. With her husband, Lee Hess, Irene led the fundraising to establish the Dr. Judah Folkman, Class of 1950, Science Endowment Fund.   The BEF staff and board would like to extend thanks to the following members of our Board of Governors, who are retiring from Read More

Entrepreneur Tanisha Robinson speaks with a Bexley student

STEAM talks offer inspiration, insight

Bexley High School students had a chance to imagine themselves in the shoes of an astronomer and a social and business entrepreneur recently during the fourth round of STEAM talks, an initiative of the Bexley Education Foundation, supported by the McCamic Family Foundation. The STEAM acronym rounds out the better-known STEM concept, adding arts to the Read More

A Day and an Evening With James McBride

“Most of what I do fails,” National Book Award-winning author James McBride told 250 Bexley High School students during his Bexley Community Book Club (BCBC) visit Tuesday. McBride, who is BCBC’s 2015 Selected Author and in addition to writing novels is a composer, a professional jazz musician, the author of a memoir that has sold more Read More


Stine Endowment supports elementary writing workshop

“This is the climax!” Bexley Children’s Librarian Victoria Windsor holds up a picture book. “If you’re standing in front of the firing squad, this is where they lift the rifles! If you’re standing at the edge of a cliff, this is where you begin to fall!” The students are riveted. But while the book is Read More