Buckeye Intermediate School
3140 Columbia Rd.
Medina, Ohio 44256 
FAX 330-725-0164 


"Remind" Information



Please Register Your Student at the Link Below!

Online Student Registration Information:  Please login to the secure online portal Registration Gateway https://update.buckeyeschools.org/ Your Username is your student's ID and Password is your student's birthday (MM/DD/YYYY) (this is the same number as your child’s lunch code, and it is available on report cards, in Progress Book, and in PayForIt).  Here is a link to a HELP file.  

 * Congratulations Anita Barnhart 2016 Conservation Teacher of the Year!!


Upcoming Events  

Thursday, March 23 - Elementary Talent Show (6pm)

March 27 - 31 - Spring Break!

Monday, April 3 - Back to School!

April 3 - 5 - Kohl's Fitness Challenge (6th Grade)

Thursday, April 6 - State Testing Begins for Intermediate School

Friday, April 7 - PTO Family Game Night (6pm)

Friday, April 14 - No School / Good Friday



A message from the Principal

Welcome!  My name is Rich Finley and I am the principal at Buckeye Intermediate School.  I am extremely thrilled and privileged to be in charge of your child’s educational experience while he/she is in preschool or is in the grades 4, 5 or 6.  As your child’s principal, it is my top priority to get to know each and every one of our more than 600 students.  Developing a positive relationship with our students, and with our parents, is what I believe is most essential to creating an outstanding learning environment that is safe and inviting to our students and families.  Buckeye is a tight-knit community with generous and kind people & I feel Buckeye Intermediate School is a reflection of that community. Buckeye Intermediate School is the bridge between the Primary School & Buckeye Jr. High School.  It is our hope that students at B.I.S. learn the value of making good decisions, continue to develop into responsible boys & girls, & achieve academically at the highest levels possible. Your child will be served by a very caring, highly qualified staff who loves working with children. They will help provide the guidance necessary to help them reach their full potential.  If you have any questions or concerns, my office door is open. Please stop by or call me at 330-722-8257 ext. 4342.  Or if you prefer, e-mail me at rfinley@buckeyeschools.org.  

Go Bucks!

   Mr. Finley

What’s Happening in the 2016-17 School Year:

  • "2 to 1" initiative expands into 4th grade:  This school year our 4th graders will have the opportunity to utilize Chrome Book lap top computers on a daily basis in their classrooms!  We strive for our students to be 21st century learners, and by the use of these devices, they will be exposed to differentiated learning for all varied learning styles and abilities. 
  • New staff members:  I am pleased to announce some new staff for the 2016-17 school year.  Mrs. Lemmeyer (5th grade); Ms. Wray (Sp. Education); Ms. Zablotny (Guidance); Mrs. Nunn (6th grade); Mr. McMullen (Tutor), Mrs. Caniglia (classroom para-pro), Mrs Comuzie (Office),  Mrs. Doty (Technology Coordinator) & Mrs. DeGioia (5th Grade) .  All of our new staff have valuable experience in education & with working with young people. They will prove to be a very positive influence for our kids and our school building! Welcome!!
  • Standardized testing: This school year our students in grades 4 through 6 will be taking their online math, language arts, science and social studies tests during one testing window from April 6 through April 28, 2017. 

OVER A DECADE OF EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION - 10 + years Buckeye Local Schools rated as either "Excellent" or received an 'A' grade from the State of Ohio!  

Please reinforce our “Buckeye Basics” at home.


Students earn “Bucks” for their good behavior and can spend them for reward assemblies, school supplies from our school store, or to get a chance to have "lunch with the principal".

As parent-teacher conferences approach, look for your child’s Aimsweb report.  All students are benchmarked three times per year in reading and math computations to make sure they are on track.  Aimsweb generates a report for each student and it graphs their progress.


Name E-Mail Title Extension
Rich Finley rfinley@buckeyeschools.org Principal 4342
Candice Zablotny czablotny@buckeyeschools.org Guidance Counselor 4344
Elaine Semper  esemper@buckeyeschools.org School Psychologist 4345
Shannon Kissinger shannon@buckeyeschools.org School Psychologist 4124
Jan Durica  jdurica@buckeyeschools.org Secretary 4339
Donna Comuzie dcomuzie@buckeyeschools.org Office Paraprofessional 4337
Principal - Rich Finley
(330) 722- 8257 Ext. 4342