www.milfordschools.org                                                                           March 2018
Listening Session on School Safety
Thank you to all who attended the Milford Board of Education special meeting held on March 7, at Mulberry Elementary. The Board held this meeting to listen to the concerns and suggestions from our community about school safety. Approximately 120 people attended the meeting including Jamey Mills, Milford's Chief of Police, and Mike Mills, Miami Township's Assistant Chief of Police. A total of 19 parents, community members, and a student shared their thoughts on safety with the Board. To give everyone the opportunity to speak, the Board followed a three-minute limit per person.

A summary of the ideas and concerns expressed at the meeting will be emailed to parents/guardians and posted on our website and social media.  The Board will be discussing these suggestions as they move forward to review and enhance the district's safety measures.
Milford Preschool Best of the East!
Milford Preschool was recently chosen as Cincy Magazine's Best of the East for the Preschool category.

The preschool,  located at 1039 State Route 28, 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. T he State of Ohio has awarded the Milford Preschool program with its top five-star rating. 

Congratulations to Milford Preschool Director, Minna Espy, and her dedicated staff for the wonderful job they do with our youngest Eagles!
Milford Welcomes Buffy
It was a big day for Milford teacher Trena Panko and her students. On February 12, they drove to 4 Paws for Ability in Xenia to meet Buffy their new Autism Assistance Facility Dog.

Panko spent almost two weeks in Xenia to complete training before Buffy's official graduation on February 23. Buffy, who is living with the Pankos, had her first day in Milford High School's Autism Behavior Unit on February 26.

(L-R) Sarah Greg, Minna Espy, and Sarah Sloan
In the 2018-2019 school year, familiar faces will take on new administrative roles in the district. Sarah Greb, current Principal of Charles L. Seipelt Elementary, will become the Principal of Mulberry Elementary. Milford Preschool Director, Minna Espy, is being recommended to become the Assistant Principal at Mulberry to support Greb in her new role. Sarah Sloan, current Mulberry Principal, will become the new Director of the Milford Preschool.

Greb beg an her career in Milford as a teacher at Mulberry Elementary. She is ready for the challenge of leading a larger school. In addition to serving as the new director of the Milford Preschool, Sloan will also be an instructional coach supporting new teachers districtwide in the ReadyGEN program, which is the literacy program used in grades K-6. 

All three administrators will remain in their current positions through the end of the school year. The district has already begun a principal search for Seipelt.

Dan Yeager
The Board also approved a new administrative position. Dan Yeager has been named the district's Director of Fine Arts, Activities and Assistant Athletics for grades 7-12.

"With the large number of students who participate in our outstanding fine arts and extracurricular programs, we felt the need to have a director to support and grow these programs," said District Superintendent, Nancy House. "Mr. Yeager's enthusiasm and experience are perfect for this new position ."
Todd Wells

Yeager has served as the Assistant Principal at Milford Junior High School for the past eight years. He will begin his new position on August 1, 2018.

Todd Wells will become the new Assistant Principal at Milford Junior High School. Wells is currently the district's Coordinator of Special Education. Prior to working in Special Education, he was the Assistant Principal of Milford Junior High School during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

Open Enrollment to be held in April
Milford Exempted Village School district accepts students from other school districts based on capacity guidelines for each grade level. Applications for open enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year must be submitted in person to the Milford School District's Central Office, 777 Garfield Avenue, during the following timeframe:  April 9 - 27, 2018  between  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The  application deadline: April 27, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Click here for the registration documents and details.
Annual District Art Show to be Held April 20-21
Mark your calendar for Milford's annual District Art Show on Friday, April 20, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m.-Noon at Milford High School.

You will see amazing work from our talented students across all ages, like this photo by Milford High School students Alexis Pflanz and Henry Green. The juniors collaborated on this image for an in-class still life project in Photography II.
Learn How to Manage Your Child's Anxiety/Depression
Did you know approximately 1 in 5 teens experiences a mental disorder at some point during his or her life?

All Milford parents are welcome to join us for the Milford Junior High School's Family Engagement & Empowerment Series Part III: 
"How to Manage Your Middle School Child's Anxiety & Depression"
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:30-7:30 p.m.
MJHS Media Center

Guest Speaker: 
William Cates MS, LPC, NCC
Comprehensive Mental Health Support Specialist
Milford Exempted Village Schools

I n partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Clermont County Public Library.

For more information, call (513) 831-1900.
Registration Being Held for Extended Day Program
Registration for Milford's Extended Day program for the 2018-2019 school year runs March 5-23, 2018.

Extended Day Program Details:
  • Time of Operation: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Held at each elementary school and at the Milford Preschool/Extended Day Center on Route 28.
  • Ages:
    • Preschool ages - 3 & 4 years old by September 30 and toilet-trained.
    • Kindergarten - 6th grade
Curriculum Video of the Month: World Languages
Each month at the Board of Education meeting, the district highlights different instructional programs in the curriculum section of the meeting. The video of the month for February featured Milford's World Languages curriculum in grades 7-12. We are fortunate to have amazing language teachers and opportunities for students in French, Chinese, German, and Spanish.

World Languages in Milford Schools
World Languages in Milford Schools

Milford Winter Athletic All Stars...
At the OHSAA state swim meet, Milford junior Tyler Babinec finished 5th overall in the 100 breaststroke in 56.30 seconds.  Milford's 200 freestyle relay squad was the first Milford relay team to qualify for the state finals. Unfortunately, they were disqualified in the finals due to an early-take off on a relay exchange. Milford's other relay team placed 18th overall in the state in the 400 freestyle relay.

The relay teams consisted of Chase Fisher, Branham Leavens, Sam Leatherwood, and Tyler Babinec. The alternate for both relays was Dylan Vearil. All five swimmers also received ECC All-Conference honors. Girls swimmer Lauren Bell received an All-ECC conference honorable mention selection. 

Milford wrestlers Kobey Bronaugh and Max Ward won individual conference titles in  the 2018 Eastern Cincinnati Conference Championships.

Kobey Bronaugh surpassed the 100 career win mark, just the seventh wrestler in Milford history, and the first to achieve this hallmark in his junior year.   Kobey was also named an Enquirer Athlete of the Week. 

Both Kobey and Max advanced to  the 2018 OHSAA Sectional Tournament  but were unable to advance to the State Championship Meet. 

The girls bowling team advanced to the Division I OHSAA District Tournament.  For the second consecutive year, the Eagles were the runners-up at the OHSAA Division I Bowling Sectional Tournament. Jessica Haines was voted the Player of the Year, and Head Coach Frank Ritzmann was honored as Coach of the Year for 2018 by the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. MacKenzie Mason and Jessica Norman earned first team ECC honors. Megan Cannon and Reaghan Kaylor were selected second team All-ECC, and Reagan Hodges was recognized for honorable mention.

Despite an outstanding season, the Milford boys bowling team missed advancing to the postseason but senior Nathan McGeorge advanced to the Division I District Bowling Tournament. Nathan was also named the ECC Athlete of the Year for bowling and first team All-ECC. Josh Cooper, Rodney Gorley, and Nathan Hawkins were also selected for the first team All-ECC. Nick Murphy received an honorable mention selection.

At the AmeriCheer 2017 Nationals, Milford High School's competitive cheer  team placed first and earned one of the highest scores of the entire competition within all divisions. This year, in the top UCA circuit, the team qualified for and competed in the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, Florida with the goal of finishing in the top 5. The team accomplis hed its goal, finishing 4th in the non-stunting traditional competition and 3rd overall in the game day division.  For the third year in a row, the Milford squad also finished first in the ECC Cheer Competition.

Four boys basketball players were named all-conference. Headlining the list of honorees is first team selection Jake Ayler (pictured left) Nathan Gallimore and Steven Huxell were picked for the All-ECC second team and Connor Foster received an honorable mention selection.

Two girls basketball players were named All-Conference in the ECC. Azyiah Williams was named 2nd team and Abby Thierauf received an honorable mention selection.

The All-ECC Academic Team all stars featured Manny Fernandez on the first team and Nicholas Snow was selected for the second team.

For the most recent news on Milford's athletic and extracurriculuar activities, click here.
Interested in Substitute Teaching?

Like working w ith students and need a flexible schedule? Consider the rewarding work of substitute tea ching for Milford Schools.  Learn more at  www.SubSolutions.org.
March Community Swim Sessions 
The Milford High School pool is open for school district residents to swim during community swim sessions. In March, we've added four family swim sessions over the weekend. Click on the link below for the full calendar.

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.

Remember, you must bring a valid driver's license  or Ohio ID for entry through the high school security system.

Questions? Call Lois Leavens at 513-576-2208.
Click here for the March schedule.
Calendar Check 

9 End of 3rd Quarter
10 Family Swim
Milford High School Pool
10 a.m. - 2 p.m
18 Family Swim 
Milford High School Pool
12 p.m. - 4 p.m
24 Family Swim 
Milford High School Pool
10 a.m. - 2 p.m
25 Family Swim 
Milford High School Pool
12 p.m. - 4 p.m
Spring Break Begins

2 Classes Resume
20-21 District Art Show
To view a complete calendar with district and individual school events, click here.
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