www.milfordschools.org                                                                          November 2017
Show Support for our Milford Eagles in the Playoffs!
Milford High School is asking EVERYONE in Milford to wear RED on Friday, November 3, to show support for our Milford  Eagles Football Team as they return to the playoffs for the first time since 1986.

(Photo Credit: Jim Owens/For The Enquirer)
Milford's football program finished the regular season as ECC Co-Champions with an outstanding 8-2 record!  Milford's first-round playoff game against Sycamore High School is November 3. The Eagles will travel to Coach Bud Acus Alumni Field located at Sycamore Junior High on Cooper Road for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. See playoff ticket information at the following link: https://goo.gl/iWnT66

A special thank you to all of the local businesses who have displayed words of encouragement on their marquees and businesses  supporting our players and coaches.

T o send our players and c oaches off on Friday, the team buses will be escorted by the  Miami Township  P olice  Department as they leave the Milford High School campus on their journey to Sycamore. Al l community members are invited to line the route detailed below, beginning at 4:45 p.m. and cheer as the buses pass by! The team will be departing the high school at 5 p.m.
Mulberry Elementary Named BEST IN STATE by Scholastics
Mulberry Elementary was named BEST IN STATE for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge for reading the most number of minutes this past summer!

Students learned about the big news at an all-school assembly on October 13. Teachers and students dressed up as their favorite book characters. Students in costumes paraded on the stage and shared the book character they were dressed as. After the assembly Mulberry held a school-wide buddy reading time.

Superintendent Nancy House a nd representatives from Scholastic were also at the assembly to congratulate Mulberry students for being the #1 readers in all of Ohio!  Now, Mulberry will be listed in the 2018 Scholastic Book of World Records for logging 263,788 minutes this summer and received a plaque to hang at school.
Remembrance at the Meadows on November 4
Please join us for the annual "Remembrance at the Meadows" event, honoring veterans from our community who bravely protected our freedoms.

Milford High School's DECA program plans the event featuring historical walking tours, a student patriotic art show, refreshments for sale/donation, a food truck, live music, and a ceremony honoring veterans. Additional booths and activities will be available as well.

All donations help support the Spirit of '76 Park at Miami Meadows.
Board to Honor Veterans at November Meeting
Every November, in honor of Veteran's Day, the Milford Board of Education recognizes Milford graduates who have served in the military. This year, Mr. Gary Knepp, Board President, will also be giving a special presentation about Milford graduates who served in World War I. 

 meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9, at Seipelt Elementary beginning at 7 p.m. All veterans are welcome to attend to be recognized. Programs recognizing veterans will also be held in all of our schools on Friday, November 10.

Milford Welcomes Taiwanese Delegation
Milford High School hosted a delegation from Taiwan on October 27. Currently, there are five students from Taiwan who are living with host families, attending Milford High School, and experiencing American culture. Students will spend a total of three weeks in Milford. The Taiwanese students are part of a group of 23 high school students from Taiwan visiting schools in the Greater Cincinnati area.

After being welcomed to Milford High School by the pep band, the principa l and two teachers from Guang Fu High School and other local members of the exchange program toured the high school and visited the classrooms of the Taiwanese students. They also presented special gifts to Mr. Kauffman, Milford High School Principal.

This past summer, a contingent from Milford High School spent two weeks in New Taipei City Taiwan as part of the Cincinnati/Taiwan foreign exchange program. It is the fifth year of this exchange program. Next summer, eight students from Milford High School will be part of a Cincinnati delegation visiting Taiwan.
Join the Genealogy Challenge
Milford High School history teacher Anna O'Neill has launched a 20-week genealogy challenge designed to inspire students, staff, and community of Milford to explore their own history. The challenge began on October 16.

"Many of my students have asked how to begin the process of investigating their genealogy. They are unaware of the free resources available to them," Mrs. O'Neill shared. "My goal will be to provide one simple challenge each week to help students dig into their history."

For eac h of the 20 weeks, Mrs. O'Neill will:
-Share a challenge to help a personal history search.
-Give instruction on how to accomplish the challenge.
-Provide resources for the challenge.
-Share her own experiences.

You can follow the challenge and participate by subscribing to Mrs. O'Neill's blog at  curioushistoryteacher.com, following on Instagram ( @curioushistoryteacher), or following on Twitter ( @curioushistori1).
Watch How Milford Prepares Students for College and Work
Each month during our Board of Education meetings, a different curriculum initiative is featured in a video. In October, the Milford High School's Work Readiness Initiative was featured. 

Thanks to our business partners and  Clermont Chamber of Commerce  for providing leadership training, mentors, and internships for our high school students.

Work Readiness Initiative
Work Readiness Initiative
Marching Band Recognized; Heads to BOA Nationals

Congratulations to our Milford High School Marching Band and Colorguard. At the Colerain Invitational on October 28, the Eagles earned a long list of honors...
  • Reserve Grand Champion
  • 2nd place Band Open Class
  • Overall Visual Effect 
  • Overall Colorguard Effect Open Class
  • Overall Colorguard
  • 1st place Colorguard Open Class
Best of luck to the Eagles at the Bands of America Grand Nationals in Indianapolis on November 10-11!
Milford's Star Grads to be Honored  by Schools Foundation
Milford Schools Foundation will host its annual "Night of the Stars" on November 3.  The 2017 class of Distinguished Alumni to be honored at this year's Night of  the Stars are:
  • Joseph Fitzwater (Class of 1942)
  • Kitty Johnson (Class of 1963)
  • Jim Douglas (Class of 1974)
  • Chuck Ingram (Class of 1978)
  • Whitney Williams Brady (Class of 1986)
  • Donald Jamey Mills (Class of 1990)
  • Aaron Strait (Class of 2011)
The Milford Schools Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization establis hed to support the academic programs, services, and capital improvement projects of the Milford Exempted Village School District. The Foundation awards teacher grants, college scholarships, and funds educational field trips for Milford students.
November Community Swim Sessions
Milford School District residents can swim for free during weekly community swim sessions at the Milford High School pool. 

A waiver of liability must be signed by all swimmers prior to swimming and by a parent or legal guardian for participants under the age of 18. Any participant under the age of 16 must have a parent or legal guardian present to swim. If school is closed due to inclement weather, community swim will not be held.

Here's the link to the  Community Swim November Sessions.

Questions? Email Lois Leavens, swim coordinator, at leavens_l@milfordschools.org .

Calendar Check 

7 Election Day
NO SCHOOL for students
Teacher Inservice 

9 Board of Education Meeting
Veteran's Recognition
Seipelt Elementary
7 p.m.
Thanksgiving Break

To view a complete calendar with district and individual school events, click here.
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