340 34th. St. Bellaire, OH 43906  Main Office: (740) 676-1826

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Bellaire Middle School Student of the Month
Hannah Benedetto 5
Terry Wines 5
Sarah Allen 6
Riley Kubic 6
Kaylan Brown 7
David Zwack 7
Madison Finnicum 8
Kyle Shively 8

Bellaire Elementary Student of the Month
Madison Pfalzgraf       KG
Nicholas Knowlton       KG
Elizabeth Mayer 1
Rylin McMahon 1
Alyson Vingia 2
Scott Balsei 2
Rylie Porter 3
Hayden Girty 3
Jada Pugh 4
Ryder Coffman 4

BHS Student of the Month

L-R: Maci Crozier, Taylor Price, Dylan Marling, Gracie Patterson, Abbey Cusick. Not pictured: Clayton Roskovich, Jonathon McClintock, Eric Bennington.  (Photo by Megan McCarthy)

XTO Energy Challenge Winners

Row 1: Sloane Porter, Sydney Badia, Jerrika Gilbert, Mary Garloch, Kaisha Violet  Row 2: Amy Duncan, Dylan Marling, Savannah Allen, Ashlie Conner, Abbey Cusick, Brennon Conroy, Brandon Lucas, Olivia Tranovich, Morgan Runyan, Tylar Eden, Kaitlyn Callarik

Each student in this photo won $200 today at the XTO Energy and Challenge program assembly today at BHS. Photo by Shayla Rosen.

Fiscal Assistant-Payroll Opening

Fiscal Assistant-Payroll

Work Days/Hours:  Monday-Friday   8am-4pm (260 days a year)

Location:    Bellaire School District Administration Office

                    340 34th Street, Bellaire, OH  43906


Associates Degree Required-Accounting field or related field

Payroll experience required

Government Fund Accounting experience preferred. 

Computer skills:  Excel, and Word



Detail Oriented

Job Duties:

Responsible for payroll processing, and reporting which includes:

Federal, state, municipal tax reporting, and update employee record changes,

Calculate and submit STRS & SERS reports

*This is not the complete job description and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed. 

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New Forms Added

In the left navigation section, there is a link,  form downloads,  several new forms have been added for both staff use and support groups. 

Facility Use Forms

  • KG-R - explains the use of facility forms
  • Community Use of School Facility
  • Agreement for Use of School Facility


  • FNDRAACT - Fundraising Activites Approval


Board Adopts Policies

September 25, 2015

BIG REDS Nation:

At its September 14th business meeting the Board of Education adopted the two policies for our staff.  The Board voted to adopt this policy after much thoughtful consideration and interaction among its members.  The overriding goal of our Board is the protection of the rights and privacy of our students and staff; and the efficient operation of the district.  We believe these policies help us accomplish these goals.  It should be noted that much of what is found within each one of these policies is already contained within Ohio Revised Code as protecting the rights and privacy of students and staff and well as Federal legislation.

Thank you,

And....GO BIG REDS! 

Darren Jenkins, Superintendent

Bellaire Local School District



Mrs. Hendershot’s Class Gets Boogie Boards

Mrs. Hendershot’s Class Gets Boogie Boards

I have found that one of the most important jobs as a teacher is to find fun and interesting ways for students to learn.   As I was researching one day I came across a gadget called the “Boogie Board” so I looked into them and thought they would be an awesome addition to my classroom.  Students could use them to practice various things, such as spelling words or math problems.  The only problem was they cost around $25 each and that was not in my budget.  I emailed the company that is based out of Kent, Ohio asking if they gave any discounts to teachers and they quickly responded asking me how many I would need and said they would send them to me for FREE.  The Boogie Boards are a great way for students to interact with the lesson without using the standard pencil and paper method.  With handwriting and sketching linked to increased academic performance and creativity, our Boogie Boards are a valuable educational tool for our classroom.  I am very appreciative of the company, Improv Electronics as my students LOVE their boards and use them almost every day.  It's amazing how student’s interest can be intrigued with just a little deviance from the ‘regular way of doing things’.

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At the regular May Meeting of the Board of Education the following
students were recognized as students of the month:

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Bellaire Local School District will hold a public meeting to solicit community input into the use of all state and federal grants.  The meeting will be held on May 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Bellaire High School Library.

The district will be utilizing federal funds from Title I, Title II-A, Title VI-B, IDEA, and other state and federal grants.  The district welcomes input from all community members.  District residents who are parents of students currently attending non-public schools are invited.  Written comments should be mailed to Kevin Roseberry, Director of Federal Programs, 349-35th Street, Bellaire, OH  43906


At the regular April Meeting of the Board of Education the following
students were recognized as students of the month:

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Bellaire Local Schools Annouces Child Find Efforts

Bellaire Local Schools offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years and to children from birth through age 21 years who have a hearing or visual impairment. Children from birth to age three with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost. The parent, legal guardian, or surrogate parent retains the right to refuse services and are provided other procedural safeguards under federal and state law.

Public school services include screening in areas of suspected disabilities, such as vision, hearing, motor skills, speech, language, and general development. Evaluations in the schools are provided for several areas of suspected disabilities, including learning disabilities, speech and language development, physical impairments, vision or hearing problems, mental retardation, emotional disturbances, autism/pervasive developmental disorders, health impairments, or traumatic brain injuries.

A free, appropriate, public education with a full continuum of services is available. For more information concerning eligibility criteria and referral procedures, contact the principal or counselor of your local school or call Mr. Kevin Roseberry, Special Education Director at 740-676-3652.


At the regular March Meeting of the Board of Education the following
students were recognized as students of the month:

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At the regular February Meeting of the Board of Education the following
students were recognized as students of the month:


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At the regular January Meeting of the Board of Education the following
students were recognized as students of the month:

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Board of Education Recognition

January is School Board Recognition month which is celebrated across the state.  We salute the Bellaire Board of Education members:  Jason Ayers, John LaRoche, Ron Marling, Tom Rataiczak, and Mike Wallace for their dedication to continued success of our schools and our students.

Thank You!

National Honor Society Induction

On December 10th, Bellaire High School's National Honor Society chapter welcomed eleven new junior and senior class members.  Current and new members must exemplify the highest ideals in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.  

New inductees, standing from left to right include: Tyler Ramsay, Nick Hall, Savana Sims, Mary Garloch, Tylar Eden, Dylan Marling, Taylor Price, Morgan Runyan, Olivia Tranovich, Josh Bumgardner, and Alex Touchette.




Pictured are the first and second place spelling bee champions from Bellaire. First place winner was Maddie Beckett, right, and second place winner is Jenna Miller, left. Both students will advance to the Belmont County Spelling Bee at Ohio University Eastern, to be held on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. The bee is sponsored by The Times Leader, Riesbeck's, and East Central Ohio ESC.


 The Bellaire Middle School was again recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a 2014 School of Promise.  This is the third consecutive year that the school has received this honor.

This award is based on improved math and reading scores as signified on the Ohio Local Report Card.  It also accounts for closing the achievement gap for students from every background.  The Middle School was one of 98 elite schools chosen from across the state and will receive a banner to display in their building in the coming weeks.



The school district is requesting when there is a change in a student drop off destination that a signed parent notice must be provided to the child’s Principal’s office.

Ohio State Law only requires that the school district drop off students at their home residence.  As a courtesy, and only in extenuating circumstances, will students be dropped off at an alternative location.

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In order to make your conference with your child’s teachers a profitable one, we would like to suggest some things you may want to ask about and some things you may want to tell the teacher.

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The mission of Bellaire Local School District is to provide all students with educational and social opportunities
to become successful, responsible, and productive citizens in a diverse, global society.
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