Milford Exempted Village School District
Eagle eNews
November 2018
Milford Adopts New Brand
We are excited to announce the new brand for Milford Schools. This process took several months beginning with a community survey and included work sessions with a design team composed of staff and community members. Our new brand was officially adopted by the Milford Board of Education last night.

 This brandmark is just one element of several versions that will be released in the upcoming weeks. The district will have a variety of options featuring:
  • The M and Eagle combination
  • The Milford M by itself
  • A full Eagle
  • Eagle wings
  • The Eagle with Milford Schools in print
  • Building, team, and club names

Our new branding guide will have detailed design and color specifications and will be made available to our staff, vendors, parents, and community groups to ensure we build Eagle pride and present a consistent, unified look.

With our release of this new brand, we will continue to be fiscally conservative and phase in within the natural replacement cycle of our uniforms, turf, etc. Any new orders of letterhead, business cards, and spirit wear will feature this new brand.

Milford is unique in that our students are Eagles from the time they enter preschool through high school. We are excited that we now have an official Eagle for all grade levels.
Milford Football Team Heads to Playoffs
for Second Straight Year
The Milford Eagles football team finished their regular season with an incredible 8-2 record. For the second year in a row, the Eagles look ahead to the OHSAA State Playoffs and will host the FIRST playoff game in school history!

Milford High School was awarded the #4 seed in the Division 1, Region 4 playoffs. We will host Fairfield High School at Milford’s Eagle Stadium at 7 p.m. this Friday, November 2.

Football playoffs are governed by OHSAA and all ticket sales and stadium admissions are regulated through OHSAA. Purchased tickets are required for entry to the game. NO PASSES will be accepted for this game per OHSAA.

You can purchase tickets at the gate for $9 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Don't forget...it's a RED OUT!
MHS Fall Theatre Production Opens 11/1
Don't miss out on Milford High School's Drama Department's first production of the year: Arsenic and Old Lace. The show opens on November 1. There will be showtimes on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 4, at 2 p.m. in the Milford High School Auditorium.

You can purchase tickets at the door or buy your tickets online, go to  https://milfordschools.seatyourself.biz.

"Arsenic and Old Lace will keep you at the edge of your seat with laughter," shared Katie Arber, Theatre Teacher/Director.
MJHS Only Ohio School to Create Ornaments for National Christmas Tree
Milford Junior High School was selected as one of just 56 schools across the nation to create ornaments for the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in Washington D.C.

Fifty-six schools across the country are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2018 National Christmas Tree experience on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. These handcrafted ornaments will adorn 56 smaller trees to represent each state and/or territory and will surround the National Christmas Tree. The America Celebrates display is one of the highlights of the National Christmas Tree experience, which will begin on November 28 with the 96th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
New Administrative Offices Dedicated
On October 18, the district held an open house and dedication of our new administrative offices at 1099 State Route 131. The building was dedicated to Dr. Robert B. Farrell who served as Superintendent of Milford Schools from 2007-2016.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Farrell was instrumental in negotiating the land swap with Clermont County Library to enable the district to take ownership of the building on 131 and the library to acquire the land next to Mulberry Elementary to build its new branch.

Milford High School's Chamber Choir sang at the dedication and Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey read a proclamation honoring Dr. Farrell.

"I was overwhelmed by the dedication and thank the Milford Board of Education and Milford community for the opportunity I had to serve their students," Dr. Farrell shared.
Milford Loves the Arts!
Beginning in October, student artwork will be showcased at the Milford Board of Education meetings and put on display at the new district administrative offices for a month. In addition, our talented artists will be recognized with their artwork at the beginning of the Board meetings.

This month, Milford Junior High School art teacher Adrian Hawk shared five pieces of fabric art created by her students. Mr. Yeager, the district's Director of Fine Arts and Activities, presented a certificate to each of the following students for their awesome work.
Mikayla Hodge-Blue-Eyed Beauty
Kyra Sander-Flamingo Feathers
Max Seto -The Octopus
Irie Begley - Lemur (King Julien)
Logan Brocki - Midnight Wolf
Milford Freshman Heading to State XC Championship
At the OHSAA regional meet held on October 27, freshman Emmy Sager qualified for the OHSAA state cross country meet. Emmy finished 23rd place overall out of 136 top runners in the region with a new career PR of 19:07! The state race is November 10 in Hebron, Ohio. Emmy is the first Milford girls cross country runner to advance to Regionals since 2012 and state since 2008.
Marching Band Named Grand Champions Again!
Congratulations to the Milford High School Marching Band for being named GRAND CHAMPIONS at the West Clermont Invitational held on Saturday, October 27! It is the second grand championship the Milford band has earned this season.
In addition to be named Grand Champions in the Open Class division, Milford achieved:
  • Best Auxilliary 
  • Best Percussion 
  • Best Visual Effects 
  • Best Music
  • Best General Effect
  • First Place 
Milford Cheers Qualifies for Nationals!
Milford competitive cheer squad competed at a UCA regional competition at Centerville High School on Sunday, October 28. The Eagles competed in the traditional Game Day Championships and the Small Varsity Non-Building Championships. 

Milford took second place in both divisions qualifying for Nationals in both divisions!
"At the competition, Milford beat teams who have won Nationals in these divisions in just the past few years! It is our highest finish at this competition which is very competitive," said Eagles coach Christy Gregory.

The National High School Cheerleading Championship will be held at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida in February.
Ohio Treasurer Announces Launch of the Milford Schools on OhioCheckbook.com
On October 30, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced the launch of the Milford Exempted Village School District’s online checkbook on  OhioCheckbook.com

“The transparency OhioCheckbook.com is an important tool in continuing to building trust with the Milford school community,” said Brian Rabe, Treasurer, Milford School District. “Taxpayers have a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent.”

In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched  OhioCheckbook.com , which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet.   OhioCheckbook.com  recently earned Ohio the number one government transparency ranking in the country for the third year in a row.  

Milford School District is the fifth school district in Clermont County to post their spending on  OhioCheckbook.com . The district’s online checkbook includes over 129,000 individual transactions that represent more than $297 million in spending over the last three years.

“I believe the people of Clermont County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with my office to post the finances on  OhioCheckbook.com ,” said Treasurer Mandel. “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.”

For more information or to view your local government website, visit the Local Government option on  OhioCheckbook.com  or click on  MilfordExemptedVillageSchools.OhioCheckbook.com.
Milford Board to Award Honorary Diplomas to Veterans
At its November meeting, the Milford Board of Education will award honorary diplomas to deserving veterans who did not earn their Milford High School diploma because of their military service.
The Board will be honoring Clell P. Steagall posthumously. We are looking for a family member to receive Steagall's honorary diploma. Steagall left Milford High School to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1941. He fought in the Battle of Bataan and survived the Bataan Death March. He died in a POW Camp in 1942.

If you are a friend or relative of Clell Steagall or know of a veteran who did not earn his or her Milford diploma because of service to our country, please contact the district administrative offices at (513) 831-1314 or email Terry Kruszynski at terry@milfordschools.org by Monday, November 12.

The Board meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m. at the district's administrative offices at 1099 State Route 131. 
Board Approves 2019-2020 Calendar
At the October Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the district calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. To view the calendar, click on the link below.


Curriculum Video of the Month
Each month, the district shows a video at the regular Board meetings highlighting curriculum and special programs in the district.

The October curriculum video features the Ninth Grade Community Eagle Team 4 and their emphasis on blended learning and flexible furniture and seating.
MJHS Hosting Family Engagement Series on Anxiety and Depression 
Studies show that at least one in five teens suffers from depression. Adolescent anxiety and depression will be the topic of Milford Junior High School’s Family Engagement Series on Monday, November 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the MJHS Media Center.

Will Cates, the district’s Mental Health Support Specialist, will be leading the session. The workshop is designed to educate parents on what are normative behaviors and when should they seek counseling for their child. The session is open to all Milford parents. If you have any questions, contact Malinda McReynolds, MJHS Assistant Principal, at  mcreynolds_m@milfordschools.org .
Thanks, Milford Lowe's!
The Lowe's on Romar Drive in Milford has been a partner of the Milford Preschool for several years. Lowe's manager, Mr. Fausto Fuentes, has made an extraordinary commitment to Milford Preschool by making updates to the school and the landscaping.

"Lowe's has helped in many ways, but one of their biggest projects was when they remodeled the conference room, including new cabinets, paint, and carpeting," shared Milford Preschool Director Sarah Sloan.

This fall, Lowe's helped out once again by donating mulch to the preschool. With their donation and the help of parent volunteers, the entrance to the preschool looks great.

"We can't thank Mr. Fuentes and Lowe's enough for their continuing support of the Preschool. They are truly making a difference in the lives of our littlest Eagles," Mrs. Sloan added.
November Community Swim Sessions
Milford High School pool is open for school district residents to swim for free during these sessions. 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.

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