www.milfordschools.org                                                                        February 2017
Milford Teacher Honored as Hometown Hero
Pattison teacher Missy Breuer was honored in January by Peoples Bank through their Hometown Heroes program. She was recognized for her efforts in creating a Monarch garden at Pattison, and received a plaque and a check for $500 to continue work on the garden.

Last year, in partnership with the Cincinnati Nature Center, Mrs. Breuer received a garden grant from the University of Minnesota to implement a school yard garde n to support the disappearing Monarch population. Mrs. Breuer then organized a group of Pattison's fifth graders to begin a garden club during the 2015-16 school year.

"Our club broke ground in the spring of 2016 and planted eight different species of milkweed and other Monarch-friendly plants. During the final week of school last year, my 5th grade students created learning activities to educate the teachers and students at other grade levels about Monarchs, milkweed and our Pattison pollination station," Mrs. Breuer said.

Pattison Principal, Missy Borger shared, "Mrs. Breuer has a passion for science and inspiring students to also contribute to make Pattison and the world a better place by getting dirty! She organized a Garden Club at Pattison and together they helped bring this dream of making a monarch butterfly garden come alive."

Here's a link to a video featuring Pattison's butterfly garden:  
2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction on February 10
Congratulations to our 2016 Milford Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees!

The following four individuals have been chosen by the Hall of Fame committee...
  • Dave Ackerman, Class of 1986-Cross Country, Track & Field, Coach
  • Julie Murray Frye, Class of 1987-Soccer, Track & Field
  • Kyle Frederick, Class of 1995-Wrestling
  • Elliott Keefer, Class of 2007-Water Polo, Swimming
The Hall of Fame night is scheduled for Friday, February 10. Festivities will include a pre-induction reception and dinner. Induction ceremonies will be in the Fley Center Gymnasium prior to the Milford boy's varsity basketball game versus Walnut Hills High School.

To read more about our Hall of Famers, click on the link below:
Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Robotics Teams Excel at Local Competition
Six Milford teams participated in a VEX robotics competition at the Great Oaks Invitational on Friday, February 3. They joined a total of 34 teams from schools across Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky in the all-day competition. Teams have been working together for months to design, build, and program their robots for the competition.
Five out of the six Milford tea ms moved on to the semi-finals. Junior high students Shreya Terala, Emily Abas, Samantha Bowsher, and Carley  Eggemeyer (pictured right) competed against high school teams and earned a record of five wins and zero losses to become the #1 seed in the tournament. The team advanced to the finals before losing. The Eagles won the Middle School Excellence Award given to the best overall robot and is the top award at the event enabling them to move on to t he State VEX competition later this year.

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-18
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year is underway. Both half-day and full-day incoming kindergarten parents must contact Jay Batterson, Central Registration Coordinator, at (513) 576-4178 to set up a registration appointment. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Each incoming kindergartener will receive a book and Little Eagles t-shirt at the registration appointment.

If you have any questions, contact Mr. Batterson at (513) 576-4178 or email at batterson_j@milfordschools.org. Additional details and registration forms are on the district website at www.milfordschools.org.

2017-18 Preschool Registration...
Milford Preschool is holding a registration session on February 15 from 4-7 p.m. at 1039 State Route 28.

Milford School District's Preschool offers an integrated preschool program for students aged three to five. The program is a mix of eight students with special needs and eight typically developing students. Milford Preschool recently received a five-star rating from the Ohio Department of Education.

Children must turn age three by September 30, 2017 to be eligible for the 2017-2018 school year. Three-year olds attend morning sessions on Monday-Thursday and four-year olds attend the afternoon session on Monday-Thursday.

Click here to learn more and find the forms needed for registration.

Girls Basketball Program Raises $5,000 to Fight Cancer
Lauren Hill lost her battle to cancer in 2015, but continues to inspire others to fight against cancer.  On January 25, the girls' basketball programs from Milford High School and Turpin High School held the third annual Game of Hope in Lauren's honor and raised a total of $5,000 for The Cure Starts Now Foundation.

Prior to the game, representatives from each of the schools gathered at mid-court to present Lisa Hill, the mother of Lauren Hill, a special pillow made in commem oration of the Game of Hope series. 
McCormick Yearbook Named the Best in Nation
Congratulations to McCormick Elementary for having its 2015-2016 yearbook named the Best Elementary Yearbook in the Nation  in the Lifetouch Yearbook Showcase Contest. 

The theme of McCormick's yearbook was building strong character traits. The cover featured hands showcasing the five points of character - Responsibility, Trust Worthiness, Respect, Citizenship, and Caring. During a character building lesson sixth grade students  were asked to write the character trait that best describes them on their hand. Pictures were taken of each student and collage cutouts of the sixth graders highlighting their individual character traits were used throughout the book tying together the character theme.
Celebrating 100 Days of School
Students are 100 days smarter! On February 1, Milford elementary teachers and students celebrated the 100th day of school in all kinds of creative ways!

Mock Trial Team Advances to Regionals
Milford High School sent two teams to the Mock Trial district competition in January, and one of the teams has advanced to regional competition on February 10.  To advance to the regionals, teams had to win both their morning and afternoon trials. Milford's senior team won both trials, and finished third in the overall competition.

The following team of Milford seniors will be advancing in the competition. They are: Lili Turner, Sarah Renaker, Eric Hughett, Sarah Pierce, Grace Miller, and Riley Ferrara.  Social studies teachers, Gaby Downey and Anna O'Neill, are the team advisors and Melissa Marcin, Esq. is the legal advisor.

Photo: (L-R) Tanner O'Neill, Sarah Pierce, Abigail Toadvine (timekeeper), Riley Ferrara, Grace Miller, Lili Turner, Eric Hughett and Sarah Renaker
Tickets on Sale for Milford's Spring Musical 
Milford Drama invites you to their musical, Songs for a New World, on March 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Milford High School Auditorium.

TICKETS-$8 for students and $12 for adults.

P urchase online at MilfordSchools.SeatYourself.biz

Student Athletes to Continue Careers in College
At the latest signing ceremony, the following six Eagles football players committed to continuing their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level:
Andrew Johnson (University of Sioux Falls), Eric Richey (Ohio Dominican University), Dawson Slone (Cincinnati Christian University), Hayden Sluder (Siena Heights University), Daniel Wilson (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology) and Chase Witte (Case Western Reserve University).
Winter Guards Place First in Competition
Congratulations to Milford High School's Varsity and JV winter guards for each placing first in their divisions on February 4 at the Tri-State Marching Arts show at Campbell County High School. The competition was the first of the 2017 season. Varsity will next compete this Sunday at Wright State University's Nutter Center.

Open Enrollment Held in April
Based on classroom openings, Milford School District accepts students from other school districts through open enrollment. Applications for the 2017-18 school year will be available in March. Open enrollment applicants must submit forms in person between  April 10 - 28, at 777 South Garfield Avenue. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Applications will be posted by March 1 under the Central Registration Department at www.milfordschools.org.
February Community Swim Includes Open Family Swim 
Milford High School opens its pool during our free community adult swim sessions on most Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings in February. In addition, a family swim session planned for Saturday, February 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

Click here for community swim for February.

Bobby Knight to Headline Flight Night
Milford Athletic Boosters has announced that the featured speaker for their 7th Annual Flight Night event is legendary coach Bobby Knight. This year's event is on March 9, at the Oasis Golf & Conference Center.

If you would like to find out more or purchase tickets to Flight Night, please visit the Milford Athletic Boosters website at:  www.milfordathletics.org or call the Milford Athletic Office at 576-2208.

Spring AAA Driving School Dates Announced
The AAA driving school will offer one Spring driving course after school at Milford High School. The Spring session is scheduled for two-hour classes on Mondays and Wednesdays on the following dates: March 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, and April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19.

Students living in the Milford Exempted Village School District who are at least 15 years and 5 months old are eligible to participate in this program. The program is offered at Milford High School through a partnership with our DECA program.

Click on the link to our community flyers page and scroll down for details and registration forms:  AAA Spring Flyer 
Calendar Check
16 Board of Education Meeting, Meadowview Elementary, 7 p.m.
17 NO SCHOOL for Students (In-Service Day for Teachers) 

20 NO SCHOOL - President's Day
10 End of 3rd Quarter
27 Spring Break Begins
3 Classes Resume
14 NO SCHOOL (Conference Make-Up Day)
To view a complete calendar with district, building and athletic events, click here.
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