Eagle eNews - January 2020
Welcome Two New Board Members

At the organizational meeting January 9, Emily Chesnut and Dave Meranda were sworn in to serve as new members of the Milford Board of Education. More information about the Board is available  here . The next Board meeting is February 20.
Pictured, from left: David Yockey, Board Member; Andrea Brady, Board Vice-President; Chris Hamm, Board President; Emily Chesnut, Board Member; and Dave Meranda, Board Member.
Five McCormick Artists Featured at January's Board meeting

Five talented artists from McCormick Elementary School were recognized at the January Board of Education meeting - Delia Boothby, Payton Maher, Darrion Byrd, Haylie Haney-Beerman, and Polly Carter. They are pictured below with art teacher Donna Kroeger and McCormick's Principal Tom Willson.
Delia Boothby, Kindergarten
Payton Maher, 3rd Grade
Darrion Bryd, 4th Grade
Haylie Haney-Beerman, 5th Grade
Polly Carter, 6th Grade
It's the 100th Day of School!

Check out these old geezers! To celebrate today being the 100th day of school, elementary students across the district dressed up like 100-year-olds! They shuffled into school this morning dressed in their PJs, some still wearing curlers in their hair, using their canes and walkers. Pictured below is Mrs. Vezina with her third grade class of old codgers and a group of geriatrics from Mrs. Talbert's third grade class, both from Seipelt Elementary.
ECO-Eagles Launch Plastic-Free Challenge

Milford Junior High's Eco-Eagles have started a campaign to rid the world of plastic. The team wants to raise awareness of how plastic is impacting our waterways.

Their Plastic Free Challenge encourages individuals to do their part to eliminate plastic from their lives - bit by bit - every little bit counts.

They are spreading their message by using the hashtag #LookAtMePlasticFree on Instagram. They hope to garner support from local businesses and to share the message community wide, with the ultimate goal to go viral.

Pictured above are Eco-Eagle members Nicholas Kessel, Anna Chen, Kayla Blackston, and Dylan Hallinan. Check out their campaign video: 
Wind & Percussion Ensembles Chosen
to Perform at OMEA Conference

This Saturday, February 1, Milford High School's Wind Ensemble and Junior High Percussion Ensemble were selected to perform at the Ohio Music Education Association's (OMEA) Professional Development Conference, which is a huge honor.

From around the state 135 student ensembles applied, and only five bands were invited and two percussion ensembles were invited - and Milford takes TWO of those slots! Milford's Wind Ensemble comprises 55 students and the Percussion Ensemble comprises 17 students.

The OMEA Professional Development Conference is held each year to provide clinics and concerts for music educators from across the state. The concert performances highlight outstanding student, collegiate, and professional ensembles who are presented as the best in the state in their respective categories. The concerts will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center Downtown.
High School students earn top marks at Art & Writing Competition

At the annual high school Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, Milford students did very well. Seven students earned top marks, congratulations! Their work was judged regionally against all other high schools in our county. Works receiving "Gold Keys" will advance to the national judging level. An exhibition of all of the award winning contest entries will be on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati February 10 through 21. Work from students Liv Bailey, Jonathan Baker, Molly Cambron, Lauren Cope, Kelsey Cote, Michael Felter, and Maddie Reckman was recognized. Click here to read more and to see their artwork.
Milford Preschool Hosting Two Registration Nights - Feb. 5 & 13

The first of two Preschool Registration Nights is coming up next Wednesday, February 5 from 4-7 p.m. held at the Preschool - 1039 State Route 28. To register your child, bring the completed registration packet found on our website, the necessary documentation, and the registration fee with you the night of registration. Details are online here or call the Preschool at (513) 728-7400 with questions.
Kindergarten Registration Going on Now

Welcome Elle, who will be starting at Pattison Elementary School this fall as a Kindergartner! Kindergarten registration for both half and full-day kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year is underway. To be eligible for kindergarten, a student must be five years old on or before September 30, 2020. The deadline for full-day kindergarten registration is February 14, 2020. If needed, a lottery for all-day kindergarten will take place the week of February 17, 2020. 
Parents must call the Milford Administrative Offices to make a registration appointment. Call  (513) 831-1314 between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to arrange this appointment. 
Before the registration appointment, parents must complete online registration forms.  Click here  for links to the forms and further information about half-day and full-day kindergarten. 
Protect Your Family From the Spread of the Flu

Milford Schools are still seeing a high number of influenza cases in our school buildings and in our community. To alleviate the spread of the virus within our schools, we ask that no child returns to school until their fever has returned to normal for a minimum of 24 hours without the use of fever-lowering medications. 

To combat the further spread of flu in the school, we are asking you to keep sick children at home. Any child that displays flu-like symptoms will be sent home from school: high fever, headache, body ache, runny or stuffy nose/cough, extreme tiredness, and/or sore throat.

The flu spreads in respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing. It is spread from person to person, though they may become infected from touching an infected surface, then touching their mouth or nose. 

These are some “emergency warning signs  that require urgent medical attention:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Not drinking enough fluids, not urinating enough
  • Not waking up or very lethargic
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Fever with a rash

The Ohio Department of Health and the Clermont County Health District are well aware of the new Coronovirus (2019-nCoV) and its possible effect in Ohio. They are being proactive and keeping our District Nurse informed in the event of an exposure or outbreak.  No cases have been reported in Ohio.

For information about the Coronovirus from the Ohio Department of Health, click here .
Substitute Food Service Workers Needed

We are looking for substitute food service workers. To apply, click here , then scroll down to the listing labelled "Substitute Food Service Worker."
Annual Mattress Fundraiser - Feb. 15

Save the date for Milford High School Band's 10th Annual Mattress Fundraiser - it will be Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the high school. There will be 25 different mattress styles on display in all sizes and brands, and delivery is available. Click here for more details .
Silver Eagles Passes Available

Did you know that senior citizens can receive free tickets to our home athletic events and school productions through our Silver
Eagles Program? 

To become a Silver Eagle, card holders must be district residents, 62 or older, or be a district retiree or alumni.

Call the Milford High School Athletic Office at (513) 576-2208 to sign up.
Learn More about
Milford's Success Academy

Milford's Success Academy is an academic team associated with Milford High School offering students a different placement. Students attend classes at the Success Academy's building (located in the modulars next to the Junior High School) where they rotate through a seven-bell day. The Academy's prime focus is on high school seniors who are behind in earning the required course credits for graduating on time. There are currently 76 students attending the Success Academy. Click here to read the Success Academy e-newsletter to learn more.
February Open Swim Schedule

Milford High School is hosting family/adult swim sessions in February. District residents can swim for free. Click here to check out the calendar of open swim dates . A waiver of liability must be signed by all swimmers 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. Contact Lois Leavens if you have any questions at (513) 576-2208 or  email her .