Beaver River has won 22 New York State class championships in cross country running:4 girls and 18 boys as of 2019. Our middle school services approximately 400 students in grades six through eight. “I wanted to say that straight away because it’s likely the reason many of you are here tonight.”, “I have worked in education for 20 years and in that time, I’ve never addressed my personal life because it’s never been relevant to my job. Beaver River is in section 3 of New York State and is part of the Frontier League. Beaver Falls Senior Lexie Musguire is talking about a change in the way students engage in classes remotely. The superintendent is Todd Green, and the high school principal is Daniel Rains. A contingent of about 20 students holding signs reading things like “Textbooks not Bibles” and “Keep church + state separate” stood under the front entry of the school. Beaver River Central School is a small k-12 school in Beaver Falls in northern Lewis County. The superintendent is Todd Green, and the high school principal is Daniel Rains. Big Beaver Falls Area School District Administrative Center 1503 Eighth Avenue Beaver Falls, PA 15010 (724)843-3420 Dr. Donna Nugent, Superintendent of Schools A Message from the Superintendent Ms. Peggy Lavery, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, ext 1211 Mrs. Joyce Depenhart, Director of Student Services, ext 1213 Rowe said she was made aware that a group was planning to protest her employment at the district because she was “allegedly firing Christians to push a homosexual agenda.” She made clear her only agenda is to provide a safe environment for all students, including those who identify as part of the LGBTQ community. All rights reserved. Comments (-1) Grab and Go Meals. Beaver River Central School is a small k-12 school in Beaver Falls in northern Lewis County. DR. DONNA NUGENT, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS; DOUG ROWE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; JOYCE DEPENHART, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES; MARY BETH LEEMAN SPECIAL ED COMPLIANCE COORDINATOR; CHRIS POSSET, SUPERVISOR OF PHYSICAL PLANT; GARY CECCARELLI, BUSINESS MANAGER; JOSHUA GINTHER, MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL; THOMAS HOUSE II, MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; DAVE WOODS, HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL; MATTHEW RIZZUTTO, BIG BEAVER ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL; BRYAN FABYANIC CENTRAL ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL; CHAD THOMAS, CENTRAL ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL; RODNEY BOBIN, TECHNOLOGY SUPERVISOR. About 10 people spoke, some in support of Rowe and others in support of Berardelli’s call to reinstate Wellendorf. “We’re here for Steve,” Berardelli said. Welcome to the Big Beaver Falls Area School District where we have a rich tradition of high academic and athletic excellence. During public comment at Monday's meeting, Berardelli asked the board to reinstate Wellendorf. During her statement, she mentioned how suicide is one of the top three causes of death for individuals age 10 to 24 and of those, LGBTQ-identifying students have a seven times greater risk for suicide. In 2011, the average teacher salary BBFASD was $60,499.81 a year, while the cost of the benefits teachers receive was $17,568.50 per employee, fo… The first public school in Beaver Falls opened in 1867. In 2009, the district reported employing 210 teachers and administrators with an average salary of $51,064 and a top salary of $110,188. Ms. Peggy Lavery, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, ext 1211, Mrs. Joyce Depenhart, Director of Student Services, ext 1213. It was a two-room schoolhouse on Seventh Avenue. To be honest it’s still not relevant, however there is a very vocal minority in this community who have decided to take my sexuality and use it as a cudgel against me.”, .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }. donna nugent, superintendent of schools; doug rowe high school principal; joyce depenhart, director of student services; mary beth leeman special ed compliance coordinator; chris posset, supervisor of physical plant; gary ceccarelli, business manager; joshua ginther, middle school assistant principal; thomas house ii, middle school principal; dave woods, high school assistant principal; matthew rizzutto, big beaver elementary … Rowe’s statement came after Luke Berardelli, a Beaver graduate and former Beaver councilman, organized a rally prior to Monday’s meeting to show support for Steve Wellendorf, the Beaver Area High School principal that was placed on paid leave in August. Central Elementary School, located on the Beaver Falls Campus, serves approximately 500 children in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. Berardelli spoke to the crowd before heading into the auditorium, where the meeting was held to accommodate the large turnout. It added an elementary gym and locker rooms, six elementary classrooms and six high school class rooms. Beaver Falls High School, the first established high school in Beaver County, held its first commencement exercises on May 20, 1879. The Times ~ 400 Corporation Drive, Hopewell Business Park, Aliquippa, PA 15001 ~ Do Not Sell My Personal Information ~ Cookie Policy ~ Do Not Sell My Personal Information ~ Privacy Policy ~ Terms Of Service ~ Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy, By Rachel Wagoner rwagoner@timesonline.com, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. It offers fall, winter and spring sports. Beaver Falls Middle School and Beaver Falls High School are also located on our downtown campus. Reagan said the group asking for Rowe’s removal from the district is wrong and “what they represent doesn’t represent the student body.”. Big Beaver Elementary School often referred to as “the school in the country,” serves approximately 350 children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Beaver Falls High School, the first established high school in Beaver County, held its first commencement exercises on May 20, 1879. “Dr. At Central, we offer both a Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts class, as well as a Head Start Pre-K class. Our high school services approximately 600 students in grades nine through twelve. Solicitor Janet Burkardt said placing Wellendorf on leave was dictated by policy and not intolerance of any kind. Senior Zoltan Nemeth said they were there to show support for the superintendent. I am a district resident and we are blessed to have a supportive school community that supports many district initiatives and are passionate about Beaver Local Schools. BEAVER — What started as a call to support a principal who had been placed on leave turned into an extremely personal admission from Beaver Area School District… The reason Wellendorf was placed on leave could not be discussed as it is a "personnel matter," the solicitor said. Voluntary Student Accident Insurance 2016-2017, Big Beaver Falls Area School District Administration, Blackboard Web Community Manager Privacy Policy (Updated). We are fortunate to have a community and Board of Education that strongly supports our schools and students. When asked during public comment, Burkardt also said the principal was placed on leave at the recommendation of the superintendent, not through a school board vote. Comments and shouts from the audience interrupted speakers on both sides. A constant drizzle did not discourage people from both sides from turning out for the rally at the flag pole in front of the school. Comments (-1) The District Office, Business Office, and Superintendent Office were moved downstairs in new offices. In addition to a supportive community, Western Beaver’s faculty and staff are committed to providing each student with a safe and nurturing school environment. He reminded people of the reason they were gathered there before him on the rainy Monday evening and said a quick prayer for the group. The District is working in collaboration with Lewis County Public Health, which is currently performing the contact tracing process pursuant to their protocols. Berardelli alleged last week there was a “toxic culture” in the school and that Rowe had targeted people who are involved in a Christian group Young Life, a group he said Wellendorf is associated with. [1][2], Beaver River faces tough outside challenges with budget, Beaver River Central School District website, Lewis County Industrial Development Agency, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beaver_River_Central_School&oldid=935500625, Public elementary schools in New York (state), Public middle schools in New York (state), Short description is different from Wikidata, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Educational institutions with year of establishment missing, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 January 2020, at 23:35. Comments (-1) Senior Photos. Middle School students are offered a variety of courses aligned to the PA Academic standards including the following: English, reading, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, science, social studies, physical education, ban, instrumental music, chorus, fabric/sewing crafts, lab science, line and design art, exploratory Spanish, Spanish, and technical education. “As your superintendent I tell you, no matter who you are, who you love, where you worship, if you worship, what your racial background is, what your disability status is, you have a safe space here. To view the Superintendent Performance Evaluation Objectives, please click on the following link: Copyright © 2002-2020 Blackboard, Inc. All rights reserved. The impact on the students is one of the things Rowe said prompted her to come out.