340 34th. St. Bellaire, OH 43906  Main Office: (740) 676-1826
54555 Bellaire-Neffs Rd  Bellaire OH43906   Phone: 740 -676-1635 Fax: 740-676-3014 
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Teacher Inservice Monday

On Monday,  October 12th students will not have school.  The staff will

be attneding inservice meetings.

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



Cancer Awareness Match

Thursday, September 24th  is our Cancer Awareness Match. As you know our beloved Dee Palian passed away on July 30, 2015, after a lengthy battle with a rare blood disorder and breast cancer. Dee devoted her life to happily serving the students of the Bellaire School District for 38 years. The Lady Reds Volleyball team, along with Martins Ferry (who is honoring Rod Monroe, who passed from colon cancer), will play Thursday's match in honor of these two individuals.  The money raised will go to a young man, Kevin Wick (2015 graduate of Martins Ferry) who was diagnosed with cancer. His insurance covers everything except the shots that he needs. These shots cost  $2500-$3000. We are asking that you remember Dee and Rod with a donation. If you get a chance, please come and watch these two rivals play. Freshmen start @ 4:30, Reserve @ 5:30ish, and Varsity @ 6:30ish.

Cross Country Team Fundraiser

The cross Country team will be holding its annual celebrity server at Undo's in St. C on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Our high school runners will serve as wait staff.  We get to keep a portion of sales and ALL tips.
Come out to eat for dinner and support our Bellaire Cross Country Family!

Hawkins New Band Director

This article is provided by the Bellaire High School Media Writing


This year Bellaire High School is honored to have Mrs. Sheyanne Hawkins as the new band director. Mrs. Hawkins also heads the choir program as well as teaching band at the middle school.

She is one of the few teachers who travels between buildings and says the only difference among students is the levels of maturity, and it is a growth process.

      On a regular school day, Mrs. Hawkins starts her day at the middle school then travels to high school for choir and band class. Mrs. Hawkins says the only obstacle traveling back and forth to the schools is when there is a schedule change.

       Mrs. Hawkins is a 1990 graduate from Bellaire High School. She then went to train with “Persons with Exceptionalities.” Next, in 2005 she attended West Liberty University and graduated in 2010.

        Before teaching here at Bellaire, Mrs. Hawkins taught music at River. Her inspiration for education comes from her former high school teachers.

 Her favorite style of music is all music. “It all depends on my mood,” she explained.

So far teaching here at Bellaire, Mrs. Hawkins’ favorite concept about Bellaire is our school spirit. Her least favorite about Bellaire is the way others perceive our school. “Other than that I love Bellaire,” said Mrs. Hawkins.

      Being a graduate of Bellaire, Mrs. Hawkins believes keeping school tradition is very important. She would like to see more pride and dedication into our programs.

 By Shayla Rosen


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Hart New Secretary at BHS

Mrs. Kim Hart is the new secretary for Bellaire High School. She chose to work here because it’s her alma mater. She graduated in 1994, and worked at West Virginia Northern College before returning here.

Her favorite part about Bellaire thus far is the people. The most difficult part about her job is that a lot of things are still paper and pen, and she’s used to electronics. So it is one of her goals to update things where and when she can.

One of Mrs. Hart’s biggest fears is that she’ll never know everything that former secretary Mrs. Linda Rataiczak knew.

Some of Mrs. Hart’s hobbies consist of going camping, raising chickens, and watching her daughter play softball.  Her favorite animal is a dog because they’re loyal, never judge, and overall are happy to be around.

Mrs. Hart would like to see enrollment increase, more electives offered for students to take, and to pass more levies.

By: T’Asia Green

Homecoming Court 2015

The 2015 Homecoming court consists of ten senior members. The males that were selected are Josh Bumgardner, Tylar Eden, Dylan Marling, Anthony Piper, and Tyler Stewart. The females that were chosen are Sydney Badia, Kaitlyn Callarik, Mary Garloch, Jerrika Gilbert, and Morgan Runyan.

               The weekend kicks off when the candidates, Red Line, and band parade through town and visit area businesses at noon on Friday, October 2. Upon return to school, there will be a pep rally at 1:30 and 1:45. During the assembly, there will be skits and games including with the court members.

               On Saturday, October 3, at 11 am there will be another parade. It is composed of Red Line, band, cheerleaders, alumni, queen candidates, and last year’s queen Danielle Stoner. They will leave the high school and travel to Nelson Field where the football team will play Steubenville Catholic Central at 12:30.


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Great Start to the New Year

The first week of school is officially in the books!  We are fortunate to have a committed staff of bus drivers, mechanics, maintenance, custodians, cafeteria workers, teachers, and administrators.  Many things take place prior to the school year starting.  The custodial staff works very hard to clean every inch of every building in the district.  Maintenance workers spent the summer making repairs to the buildings that were much needed.   The mechanics at the bus garage did a phenomenal job preparing the buses for inspection – with all passing on first inspection.  Teachers worked preparing their classrooms for the students’ arrival. 

As most of you are aware there have been many changes in the district this past summer.  With all the changes things went well for the first week.  There are several new faces in the district and some familiar faces have changed positions. 

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Meet the Team a Success

The Meet the Teams night has become a staple in Bellaire Athletics signifying the start of the fall sports season.  This years' edition did not disappoint.  From the sneak-peak of the "Pride of the All-American Town" marching band's half-time repertoire to the upbeat cheers of Coach Games' cheerleaders, the Big Reds supporters on hand had plenty to cheer for on the night.  The fall season promises to be exciting for those rooting for the Red and Black! Good luck to all of the coaches and players this fall!  Go Big Reds!



2015-2016 Bus Schedules

2015-2016 Bus Schedule is now on the site.  If you look under Quick Links on the left you will see bus schedules towards the bottom.  Click on that link and the schedule will appear.

Meet the Team 2015

Meet the Team will be held Wednesday, August 19th at Nelson Field.  Come meet the fall sports teams.  Both Jr Hi and high school teams will be introduced.  The band and cheerleaders will also be introduced as well as perform.  There will be a short pep rally after all the introductions.  The event will begin at 6:00 PM and last approximately one hour.

Reserve seat tickets as well as senior and student passes will be on sale.  Booster groups are encouraged to set up stands and sell their spirit items for the upcoming season.  There will be a 50/50 to benefit the athletic department and be sure to get a raffle ticket when entering for a chance to win some donated items.  The final item to be given away will be a free pass for admission to all athletic events for the upcoming school year.

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BMS 2015-2016 Supply List


Here is a link to our 2015-2016 supply list. Please use this as a reference for your back to school shopping!

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BMS 2015-2016 Dress Code


Here is a copy of our 2015-2016 dress code. Please review our requirements before you do your school shopping! You are welcome to contact Mr. McAfee with any questions. dmcafee@bellaire.k12.oh.us

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Bob Evans - Community Fundraiser

Bellaire Middle School will receive 15% of all sales at Bob Evans in St. Clairsville from 9-9 on December 1.  Please call the school if you would like one sent home with your child. 

Bingo Bonanza

December 6th - Beginning at noon - $10 admission includes cards.

Many Vendors on hand with prizes being given.  Concessions available and there will be a 50/50 - at Bellaire Middle School

District Spelling Bee

6 p.m. December 2 at MS

Enroll your Kroger card to help the school purchase computers, smart boards, etc. to help educate our students.
The MH class collects Box Tops for Education labels and Campbell Soup labels all year.
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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