www.milfordschools.org                                                                      November 8, 2016
Senior Earns Perfect Score on AP Test
Milford High School senior Chloe Elleman received a perfect score on the Advanced Placement United States Government exam.

"Chloe was one of only 25 students in the entire world to do this! We believe she is the first Milford student ever to receive a perfect score on an AP test," said Mrs. Anna O'Neill, Milford High School social studies teacher. Mrs. O'Neill was Chloe's AP Government teacher.

AP exams are college-level tests administered by The Colle ge Board and test what you have learned in an AP class. Students can earn college credit if they pass the AP exam.
Milford Teacher Named Teacher of the Year by Local Company
Lisa Holt-Taylor, a third grade Science and Social Studies teacher at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School, has been named as the Hixson Architecture, Engineering, Interiors "Teacher of the Year" for the 2015-2016 school year. The award was presented in October at a ceremony honoring her and four other finalists at Hixson's offices in Mt. Adams.

Through this program, Hixson associates are encouraged to nominate a teacher of one of their children or grandchildren. Holt-Taylor was nom inated by Greg Hammond, whose daughter was in Holt-Taylor's classroom last school year.

A teacher for the past 14 years, Mrs. Holt-Taylor began her professional life as a nurse, focusing on cardiac rehabilitation as well as pediatrics. This career path helped open her eyes to the need for education which takes into account each student's diverse experiences and backgrounds.

"Knowing where the student is at emotionally, socially, and academically is the most important step in delivering an effective education experience," said Mrs. Holt-Taylor. "As education changes, educators must adapt to being flexible in the delivery of instruction and provide differentiated education drawing on our student strengths."

In addition to the $5,000 prize given to Mrs. Holt-Taylor, she received a plaque recognizing her professional excellence.
Board to Honor Veterans
Milford School District will continue its tradition of honoring veterans at its November Board of Education meeting.  The Board meets on Thursday, November 17, beginning at 7 p.m. at Charles L. Seipelt Elementary, 900 State  Route 131.

The Board will award high school diplomas to veterans who did not earn a diploma because their education at Milford High School was interrupted to serve their country in times of war. It is the ninth year that the district has awarded diplomas to veterans. 

If you are a veteran or know of a veteran who did not earn his or her diploma because of being in the armed service, please contact the Milford Board of Education Office at (513) 831-1314 by Friday, November 11. Veterans who will be attending for the recognition should also call the Board Office or RSVP to Terry Kruszynski at kruszynski_t@milfordschools.org.

In addition to presenting diplomas, all area veterans are invited to come to the November Board meeting in uniform and the Board will recognize them for their service at the beginning of the meeting. There will be a short program with patriotic music and a presentation of certificates.
District Gathering Input on Master Facilities Plan
Through an online survey, community advisory committee and public meeting, Milford administrators and Board members have been gathering community input on the district's Master Facilities Plan. 

The current facilities plan includes replacing the Milford Junior High School building; renovating parts of Milford High School that have not been updated; replacing the current auditorium with one that meets the needs of the current student population; renovating athletic facilities; and replacing the Milford Preschool.

A total of 761 individuals responded to the Milford Exempted Village School District online survey about its Master Facilities Plan. The online survey, which was posted for three weeks, ended on October 14.

In addition to a community meeting held on October 25, the district has formed a 60-person Community Advisory (CAC) Committee that has been studying the facilities plan. The committee has participated in a visioning process to learn about and discuss the educational facilities that will be necessary to support teaching/learning in the 21st century. The committee will be making its recommendations to the Board of Education this fall.
Dr. Farrell Honored by Chamber
The Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce honored former Milford Superintendent, Dr. Robert Farrell, at its 2016 Business and Community Awards Gala. This event celebrates the businesses and individuals in our community who stand out for the work that they do on a daily basis and look to the good of the community before that of even themselves.

" Dr. Farrell leaves Milford strong, successful and heading in a positive direction. He leaves an attitude of collaboration, of expectation, of confidence," shared Milford Board Member, Andrea Brady in the award presentation. "He leaves secure and robust relations with our local leaders. He leaves us not only so much better than when he started, but as a district that is healthy and fruitful in its own right. We can never thank you enough, Dr. Farrell."
Thanks to our Generous Donors
The District wants to extend its thanks and appreciation to the follow donors who funded our new video scoreboards!

MHS Main Gym Video/Scoreboard (including iPad controllers) valued at $61,846.73 
Milford Basketball Association = $40,000.00 
Milford Athletic Boosters Club = $20,096.73 
Joe Cambron Basketball Camp = $ 1,500.00 
Removal/sale of old scoreboard= $ 250.00

Natatorium Video Scoreboard (including controller and timing system) valued at $38,050 
Milford Athletic Boosters Club = $18,000 
Milford Area Swim Team = $14,000 
Aquatics/Individual Private Donors = $6,050 
Milford Choir Performs at Choral Collision
On October 22, Milford Concert Choir performed at Choral Collision, a special event involving 500 OMEA District 14 high school singers.

These talented singers performed at Walnut Hills High School. Milford High School Choir Director, Tracy Carpenter, was also one of the creators of Choral Collision.
Marching Band Excels in Competition
Congratulations to an outstanding performance on October 15 by the Milford High School Marching Eagles. They performed their "Music from the Quill" during the 2016 Mason High School Marching Band Invitational. The auxiliary (color guard) received a first place trophy in the open class, as well as, the best overall auxiliary trophy. The marching band received the third place trophy in the open class.

The band ended their season with an outstanding performance at the Bands of America 2016 Super Regional Championship held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, November 4-5.

Calendar Check
8 Election Day
NO SCHOOL for students (In-Service Day)
17 Board of Education Meeting
Veteran Recognition
7 p.m.
Seipelt Elementary, 900 St. Route 131
23-25 NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break
21 End of 2nd Quarter
22 NO SCHOOL for students (In-Service Day)
23 Winter Break Begins for Staff and Students
3 Classes Resume
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