Support For Military-Connected Families

Military Appreciation Night

Third Annual Military Appreciation Night -- Feb. 9, 2024

Bay Village Schools hosts the Third Annual Military Appreciation Night to honor area Veterans and Active Duty Military. This event takes place during the Boys/Girls Varsity Basketball doubleheader vs. Rocky River. Free admission for Veterans and those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces. (Please let our ticket staff members know when you arrive so they can let you in for free.)

Boys Varsity Game vs. Rocky River begins at 6 p.m.

• Girls Varsity Game vs. Rocky River begins at 7:15 p.m.

Please click this link to learn more about this event.

Month of the Military Child -- April 2023

Bay Village Schools organized a wide array of activities during Month of the Military Child, April of 2023. Please click here to read more about this month-long celebration, and see a photo below from Purple Up for Military Kids on April 4, 2023.

Purple Up Day for Military-Connected Students

Cadet Hoffman with Mrs. Hart's Class

Bay Village Schools Honors Veterans Day

Veterans Day image

Saturday, November 11, 2023, was Veterans Day, and our Bay Village City School District had numerous events and activities planned the week leading up to Veterans Day to honor those who have served -- whether they live in the community, are part of our faculty/staff or are grandparents (or great-grandparents) who are no longer with us. From an assembly with resident Veterans to how to properly fold a flag to Honor Walls, click here to learn about all the ways Bay Village Schools honored its Veterans.

New Military Wall at Bay High School

The Military Wall at Bay High School is complete! This showcase pays tribute to alumni who have served and are currently serving. Please visit this digital tribute the next time you walk the main hall at Bay High. Thank you, Purple Star Committee and staff members who made this vision a reality.

New Military Wall at Bay High School

The Disco Family

The Disco Family is a military-connected family in Bay Village Schools.

"Our family was transferred to Cleveland in 2012. We began as renters, here in Bay. It didn't take long for us to take notice of the Bay Village City School District’s child-centered approach. Hands down, the best school system our family has attended, in the country, no exaggeration."

~Jennifer Disco, retired Lieutenant, U.S. Coast Guard and Matt Disco, retired E-7 Chief Boatswains Mate, U.S. Coast Guard

Board of Ed Passes Resolution to Support Military Families

On Monday, October 25, 2021, the Bay Village Board of Education passed a Resolution in Support of Military-connected Children and Families. The initiative realizes there are many military-connected families within Bay Village, and the goal is to provide them with the support and resources they need, to eventually become an official Purple Star school district, as recognized by the Ohio Department of Education.

To read the Resolution in its entirety, please click here.


Military Parent Feedback

"Speaking for just our small Coast Guard family, we appreciate the Bay Village Board of Education's attention to the unique challenges that military families face. The significant periodic upheavals and many of the daily burdens of service are shouldered by the children and spouses of military members, but we truly appreciate the support we have received from so many here in Bay Village. Drawing awareness to those unique challenges will enhance the experiences of our fellow military families who join the Bay community in the years to come, and will ensure Bay Village remains a place that is welcoming to all who serve."

~Brett McCall, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard

District Services and Resources

Voier military alumna

Military Family Points of Contact by Building

• District Office - Pat Reitz, Registrar, 440-617-7304 & Megan Basel, Care Coordinator, 216-399-3558
• Normandy Elementary School (grades K-2) - Anne Hart, 440-617-7360
• Westerly Elementary School (grades 3 & 4) - Patrick Kelly, 440-617-7594
• Bay Middle School (grades 5-8) - Mark Kevesdy, 440-617-7634
• Bay High School (grades 9-12) - Rob Grossman, 440-617-7526

*The Building Point of Contact will also arrange for a Peer Buddy (Gr K-4) or Running Mate (Gr 5-12) for each student.

Thank you veterans sign

School Events Focusing on Military Families and Veterans

  • Veterans Day

  • Military Family Month - November

  • Month of the Military Child - April

  • Military Service Signing Day

  • Graduating Students Going into the Military are Recognized at Scholarship Night

    and at Graduation

  • Special Veterans Recognition at Sporting Events (link to the 2023 January Boys Basketball Game at Bay High). The 2024 event will be Friday, February 9 at 7 p.m. More info forthcoming!

  • Red Fridays for Remembering Deployed Service Members

Military Alumnus Coffman

Counselors and Care Team Resources

• District Care Coordinator - Megan Basel, 216-399-3558
• Normandy Elementary School - Sara Pavicic, 440-617-7356
• Westerly Elementary School - Anna Stockfish, 440-617-7591
• Bay Middle School - Meghann Gallo, 617-7621; Janet Machcinski, 440-617-7622
• Bay High School - Emily Forthhofer, 440-617-7413
• Free and Reduced Lunch Form Link

Military Night 2023

Enrollment and Registration

  • Contact Pat Reitz, Registrar, 440-617-7304

  • Registration Information Link

  • Bay High School Course Guide Link

military alumnus

Technology Support

Brian Reynolds, Director of Technology, 440-617-7433

  • Family Tech Help Desk Link

Freedom Display at Westerly School

Student Services - Special Education, Gifted, English Learner Supports

On April 11, 2022, the Ohio Department of Education Announces...

Bay Village Schools is Purple Star District

ODE Purple Star Military District Logo

Normandy Purple Star

Westerly Purple Star

Bay Middle School Purple Star

Bay High School Purple Star