Community Update – April 27, 2017

Host Families Needed

Principal Maver and the Rotary Club of Oberlin are very excited to WELCOME an International Student to the Firelands School District arriving August of 2017.

We are currently seeking host families in the Firelands School District.

If you could open your home for 3 to 4 months and welcome this person as an extended family member, please contact: Mary AufdenKampe at (216) 570-9669 to get the application process started. It is  essential that we get families that are willing to host or we will not be able to welcome our male student.

The Rotary Club of Oberlin gives this student a monthly stipend and school fees. The host families are responsible for a place to sleep, daily meals, and friendship.

Many will recall 3 years ago we hosted Maxime from Germany to the Firelands School District and it was a positive exchange.

Make our World Small and Share in Youth Exchange!

If you have a son or daughter that is interested in traveling abroad, we have both short-term summer exchange programs available and long-term academic year programs available.

Please contact Mary AufdenKampe or Principal Mr. Maver at (440) 965-4255 if interested in hosting ASAP.

Financial Peace University 

The class, Financial Peace, taught by Dave Ramsey and coordinated by Julie Woods will be taught at Henrietta United Methodist Church. The classes will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and starts on May 31st.

The class is designed to help participants become debt free and to prepare for the future. To register for the class please click this link.

Youth Explorer Club

Youth Explorer Club takes place at Wellington Reservation starting June 27th and runs every Tuesday (with one Wednesday evening), till August 8th. This camp revolves around getting the children out and becoming explorers in nature. You can choose either 10 am-12 pm OR 2-4 pm. This camp is for ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult. It is $10 per child for all 7 weeks.

Register at: or (440) 949-5200 ext. 225.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 29th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Please follow this link for drop off locations. Every day in the US, 2,500 youth (12 to 17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time. Help us keep our children safe.

drug take back day 2017

Afternoon Tea with the First Ladies of Ohio A Brownhelm Historical Association Event 

Date & Time: Sunday, May 7 at 2:00-4:00 pm

Location: Historic Brownhelm School & Museum 1940 North Ridge Rd.

In time for Mother’s Day, join us for Afternoon Tea to celebrate women and to meet the First Ladies of Ohio.  You will be escorted by our “Butler” Alex Rankine and be seated where you will be served tea with scones and pastries while enjoying stories of Ohio’s First Ladies and their lives in the White House.

The “First Ladies of Ohio” is a group of re-enactors that tell stories of First Ladies who were born or lived in the state of Ohio. Their lives spanned from the colonial days of the United States to ushering in the 20th Century.

Tickets are $10 each.

Reservations can be made here Reservations

St Johns UCC Vacation Bible School

St. John’s UCC, 204 Leonard Street will be hosting a summer Vacation Bible School open to children in or near the Village of South Amherst. Pre-registration is required by May 30th.
Dates: June 19-23, 2017
Time: 10 – 11:30 am
Ages: 4 – Grade 5
Call Sandy at 440-986-3461 or email Please include your children’s names, grades and a phone number or email address.

Lorain County Metro Parks 2017 Summer Camps

Online registration is currently open and registration over the phone is avilable daily from 8am to 4:30pm. Call (440) 458-5121 or (440) 949-5200, or click here to register online.

Click here to view the Medical Contact and Authorization Form for all Summer Camps.
Send completed Medical Contact and Authorization forms to or
Lorain County Metro Parks
Attn: Aimee Potonic
12882 Diagonal Rd
LaGrange, OH 44050

Brownhelm High School Alumni & School Open House

On Sunday, May 21st, the graduates from Brownhelm along with several class mates from Firelands will hold their 118th meeting of alumni students! The last senior class to graduate from Brownhelm was in 1954 and after that they finished their education at Firelands High school. This year the featured classes will be those from 1942, 1947 and 1952!

The Firelands graduates invited this year will be from the classes of 1955, 1956 and 1957. Most of these seniors had gone to Brownhelm school during those earlier years before the consolidation so remember their other classmates and teachers from Brownhelm!

The open house will begin at 2:00 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend.

The Lorain County General Health District

The mission of The Lorain County General Health District is “to create a healthy place for all to live, work, and play by preventing disease in the community, empowering people to make better choices, and promoting overall health and wellness.”

Their website has important local announcements, overall health information including free fitness classes, information on Project Dawn ( an overdose education and naloxone distribution program), birth and death certificate services, and so much more.

Visit The Lorain county General health District at to learn more.


Students interested in working for the Firelands Local Schools should fill out an application at the Board of Education Office. Please see Mr. Galloway, the Firelands Director of Maintenance with any questions.

In Case You Missed It

Senior Honor Awards Ceremony

Mr. Moyer Receives CenturyLink Grant

63rd Annual FFA Banquet

Technology Update April 2017- Passwords

FHS Drama presents: A Night of One Acts

Oberlin Choristers Children’s Honors Choir


FHS Falcons in Action

Thr Apr 27 Softball/Baseball vs Clearview 5 pm
Thr Apr 27 JV Baseball @ Clearview 5 pm
Thr Apr 27 FHS Drama – Spring Play 7 pm
Fri Apr 28 Track @ Margaretta Invitational 4:30 pm
Sat Apr 29 Falcon Quad Softball Tournament TBA
Sat Apr 29 Baseball vs North Ridgeville (DH) 11 am
Mon May 1 Baseball/Softball vs Brookside 5 pm
Tue May 2 JV Baseball vs Brookside 5 pm
Wed May 3 PAC Quad Track Meet 4:30 pm