Homecoming 2018...
Milford's annual Homecoming Parade begins at 5:45 p.m. this Friday, October 5, at Mulberry Elementary. The parade will make its way from Mulberry through the Hunt Club, down Deblin Drive, and on to Wolfpen Pleasant in front of Milford Junior High.

Show your Milford Spirit and come out to support our Eagles! The Eagles homecoming game will be against Withrow High School on Friday, October 5, at 7 p.m. at Milford High School Eagle Stadium with an awesome half-time performance by our award-winning marching band! Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 6 at Milford High School from 8-11 p.m.
Based on parent and staff feedback, the Milford School District has added a Fall Break from Friday, October 12 through Tuesday, October 16. Although our schools will be closed, our extended day program is open and our administrative offices will remain open regular hours from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

McCormick Teacher Warm 98 Teacher's of the Week
A crew from Warm 98.5 surprised Mrs. Sarah Nunner on September 20 as their teacher of the week! Mrs. Nunner is a kindergarten teacher at McCormick Elementary. She received a plaque, gift card, flowers, and a goodie bag from Modern Office Methods.

Jim Day from the Warm 98.5 morning show read this from Mrs. Nunner's nomination letter, "It's amazing to witness the true genius of her talent at work with these 5-year-olds."
Milford High School Named Purple Heart School
At its September meeting, the Milford Board of Education approved a proclamation recognizing Milford High School as a Purple Heart High School. As a Purple Heart school, Milford honors the service and sacrifice of those soldiers wounded or killed while serving our country.

The effort to designate Milford as a Purple Heart School was led by Milford High School social studies teacher Greg Rose. Mr. Rose has also reached out to the City of Milford to become a Purple Heart City.

“We feel that we have an obligation to the community of Milford and the Milford School District to honor our veterans and their sacrifice,” Mr. Rose said. “Designating Milford High School as a Purple Heart School is just one way that we can do that. This is important to model for our students and to build an expectation for our community.”
Dedication Set for New Administrative Offices
Milford School District will host an open house and dedication of its new administrative offices prior to the regular Board of Education meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The new offices are located at 1099 State Route 131 in Milford.
 
The open house runs from 6:15-6:45 p.m. with an official dedication ceremony at 6:45 p.m. in the Board meeting room. The building is being dedicated to Dr. Robert B. Farrell, who served as Superintendent of Milford Schools from 2007-2016. The regular Board meeting will follow the dedication ceremony. 
Marching Band Named Grand Champions!
Congratulations to the Milford High School Marching Band for being named GRAND CHAMPIONS at the Lebanon Invitational held on Saturday, September 29! It is the first grand championship for the Milford band since 2015.

The Eagles also were named Best in their Class for Auxiliary, Percussion, General Effect, Visual Effect, as well as, First Place in the Open Class!
Milford History and Drama Students Plan Constitution Day Celebration
Each year, schools nationwide take part in observing the day that our nation’s leaders signed the U.S. Constitution. This year’s Constitution Day observation was held on September 17, and Mrs. Anna O'Neill’s AP U.S. history classes, along with Mrs. Arber's Acting 2 class, planned a full day of activities that brought history to life.
 
Each year, students from two different schools attend Constitution Day festivities. This year, 150 third graders from Mulberry and Seipelt Elementary Schools were transported to Milford High School. Our high school students created 15 stations and each elementary group was able to visit eight different stations featuring life in the Colonial Days from period games to re-enactments by drama students of famous Founding Fathers and Mothers.
Eagle Eatery Provides Valuable Work Experience
Students in Leah Sear's classroom at Milford High School are getting real work experience and making and delivering delicious lunches for the high school staff. Once a month, students run Eagle Eatery Express allowing staff to order from a set menu. Students plan and prepare the lunch options which includes a monthly shopping trip to purchase the ingredients.

"This is an excellent opportunity for students with disabilities to apply the many skills that they are building and practicing on a regular basis for the food service and customer service industry. We are preparing our students for future jobs," shared Jennie Berkley, Milford School District's Director of Student Services.
Milford Senior Design Contest Finalist
Milford High School's talented senior Jenna Bellonby is a finalist in the Tux Couture art contest. The winner of this contest will have their piece featured on a couture silk scarf and will be available for purchase for the holidays. Jenna's entry is called "We Are Women."

"I created this design to show the strength of women and the way we stand together. With the strong feminine image of women holding one another up I want to represent not only the strength we possess as women individually, but how that is only multiplied when we are together. We are strong, beautiful, and capable of unimaginable things when we put our mind(s) to it."

Click here to vote for Jenna's entry. (Voting ends at 9 p.m. on Friday, October 5)
Milford Nominees for Athletes of the Week
Four Milford student-athletes and the Eagles football team have been nominated for the Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Week award for their respective sports.

Go to the link below to vote for girls soccer senior Taylor Cassidy , boys golf senior Justin Horn , football senior Cameron Kells , and girls water polo senior Carley Mills , and the Eagles football team .
Vote Enquirer Player of the Week ( Voting ends at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 5)

Cameron Kells , a senior running back, received two other player of the week nominations. Cameron scored seven touchdowns in a 56-20 win over Anderson on September 28. He carried the ball 24 times for 251 yards and six touchdowns and caught five passes for 45 yards and a touchdown. He is up for the MaxPreps Ohio High School Athlete of the Week Award and won the WLWT- Channel 5 Beacon Orthopedic Player of the Week.
Vote here for the MaxPreps Player of the Week ( Voting ends on Monday, October 8, at noon)
Hundreds Participate in Throughtexchange
The district's first Thoughtexchange ended on September 27. We asked the question, "What do you appreciate about Milford Schools and where can we improve?"

Through this online forum, more than 400 people participated and shared 372 thoughts. These thoughts were reviewed and awarded 1-5 stars by the participants based on how well they liked the idea. A total of 10,780 stars were shared! The district's administrative team is reviewing the feedback and will share the results in the November eNews .
New App for Middle/High School Students
Milford students in grades 7-12 now have access to a new mobile app called StudentSuite, which provides encouragement, education, resources and support regarding the topics of bullying, drugs/alcohol/tobacco use, and emotional well-being issues such as anxiety, depression, and self-harm.

The StudentSuite app contains approximately 70 courses for students to consume at their own pace. Points are awarded for reading content; students then use those points to claim prizes from local vendors.

Check out this new resource by visiting  www.SchoolAppsUSA.com.
October Community Swim Sessions
Milford High School pool is open for school district residents to swim for free during these sessions. Check out the community swim calendar for October.

A waiver of liability must be signed by all swimmers prior to swimming. If you are attending an open swim session, please bring a driver's license or government-issued ID for entry through the high school security system.
Annual Halloween Father Daughter Dance October 27
Get your costumes ready. It​’​s time for the annual Halloween Father Daughter Dance hosted by Milford High School Teaching Professions! Join us on Saturday, October 27​ from 6-9 p.m. at Milford High School. The event is geared for Milford students in grades K-6.

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