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July 9, 2015

Congrats Jeffrey Jones, new BHS Principal

At its regularly scheduled June meeting, the Beavercreek Board of Education approved a contract to employ Jeffrey W. Jones as principal of Beavercreek High School.

Jones comes to Beavercreek City Schools after a successful tenure as principal at Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio. Additional administrative experience was garnered as associate principal at Rutherford B. Hayes High School in Delaware, Ohio. Jones also has extensive academic committee work and almost 15 years of teaching experience on his résumé.

Educated at Otterbein College, The Ohio State University, and Ashland University, Jones will take the reins at Beavercreek High School in August when the 2015-2016 school year begins. “I am humbled to have been selected to work with the students, staff, and community of Beavercreek and hope to uphold the great standard that has already been set by my predecessors,” Jones said.

Dr. William McGlothlin, Superintendent of Beavercreek City Schools: “We are fortunate to have a professional of his caliber in such an important position. I am confident his leadership will pave the way for student success and help our district continue to be one of the best in Ohio.”

July 9, 2015

Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue partners with BCS to provide life-saving training

Beavercreek City Schools has teamed up with Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue to ensure staff members receive life-saving CPR, first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) training, at a tremendous savings to the district.

The school district is required to ensure every building has staff members who are certified in CPR and AED use. While staff members can complete some of the training online, they are required to undergo a hands-on skills assessment and evaluation with an in-person instructor. Since 2014, the Beavercreek Township Fire Department has provided this skills assessment free of charge, certifying dozens of school district employees at a savings to the district of $35 per person.

Andrew Brewer, Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue CPR coordinator, said the service was part of the department’s community outreach efforts.

“The Beavercreek Township Fire Department is committed to making the community a part of the comprehensive care of its citizens,” Brewer said. “And we don’t limit the classes to the school district. In fact, since we implemented our public CPR program in 2013, we have certified more than 300 citizens. We’re proud to offer this level of training to our community.”

The district is certainly appreciative of the department’s time and expertise.

“This has been a great opportunity for our staff and our district, and we want to thank Beavercreek Township Fire Rescue for their generosity and assistance,” said Board of Education President Mick Lundy. “There is tremendous value to the community when public agencies partner and support each other to keep our residents safe and healthy.”

July 9, 2015

2015 Employee of the Year for the State of Ohio by the School Nutrition Association

The Beavercreek City Schools Student Nutrition Department is efficient and makes a real difference because it is staffed by quality people. Parents know it, teachers know it, students know it, and now the entire state does too.

Heather Human has been named the 2015 Employee of the Year for the state of Ohio by the School Nutrition Association. Recognized for her achievement at the June meeting of the Beavercreek Board of Education, Human’s dedication and resourcefulness helped her stand out in a large crowd of contenders.

From teaching staff the new MealPlus point of sale system to managing a crew that successfully serves 400 lunches in 55 minutes, Human knows what it takes to help make the department run smoothly on a daily basis. Her efforts also help steer students toward healthy eating habits, “she was instrumental in increasing fruit and vegetable consumption during a recent promotion,” said Connie Little, Student Nutrition Supervisor.

Human will be formally recognized for her good work at the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

July 9, 2015

Top Ways to Prevent Tooth Sensitivity

  • Daily brushing – Brushing properly 3 times daily for 2 minutes with toothpaste that does not have high levels of abrasives can help reduce the chance of tooth sensitivity
  • Flossing – flossing twice a day can help get rid of plaque on the gum line and between the teeth, and can help reduce instances of tooth sensitivity
  • Follow a diet low in acid – a diet low in acidic foods and drinks also helps prevent tooth sensitivity

July 9, 2015

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

Cleft and craniofacial conditions affect thousands of infants, children, teens and adults in the United States each year. Some are born with congenital anomalies like cleft lip and palate, others with more complex, life-threatening craniofacial conditions. Some are burned; others are injured in accidents and animal attacks, or diagnosed with various oral/head/neck and skin diseases.

Organizations and individuals will recognize and celebrate NCCAPM by promoting awareness and prevention of cleft and craniofacial conditions. These conditions include orofacial birth defects as well as conditions acquired as a result of trauma, burns and disease. Free materials will be made available for distribution.

Patients and families seeking information about these conditions, including causes, prevention, treatment and support, will find contact information for various participating organizations, medical teams and related supporting entities on the NCCAPM website.

The general public will be exposed to information regarding these conditions and the challenges facing patients and families.

The Alliance of NCCAPM members stand as partners in education and support.

July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month (NCCAPM). However, NCCAPM and its partner organizations maintain a variety of programs throughout the year offering support and education services for patients and families, and promoting public awareness.

We encourage you to visit the NCCAPM website often for information about local, regional and national events and access to the various programs offered by participating organizations.