Eagle eNews for September 2019
Community Forums Held September 10 & 11

The second round of Community Outreach meetings for facility planning will take place September 10 and 11. These meetings are designed to give the community an opportunity to provide feedback on the master facility plan options created by the Community Advisory Team. 

For the convenience of district residents, meetings will be held at a variety of times. All meetings will be held at the District Administrative Offices, 1099 State Route 131, Milford. The first round of Community Outreach Meetings was held on August 28, 29, and 30.

The September meetings will be held: September 10 from 9 to 10 a.m., September 11 from 1 to 2 p.m., and September 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Since the end of June, there have been five Community Advisory Team (CAT) meetings led by Milford Superintendent Nancy House. The CAT was formed after the failure of the May 2019 bond issue. That bond issue was designed to replace Milford Junior High School and renovate other district facilities. The CAT is made up of more than 60 community members, including those who opposed the May issue as well as those who were in support of the issue. 

At the first round of Community Outreach Meetings in August, participants shared feedback indicating how strongly they favored or opposed each option. Mrs. House shared those results with the Community Advisory Team at their meeting on September 5.

“After taking into account the feedback received from the first round of Community Outreach meetings, the CAT narrowed the options down again. Five options will be presented for feedback at the September 10 and 11 meetings,” said Mrs. House. “Community feedback is key in this process. The goal is for the CAT to take feedback gathered from the meetings to prioritize need, examine community support, and to finalize a facility plan to present to the Milford Board of Education.” 

The district plans to hire a construction cost estimator to provide estimates for the two or three preferred plans. The Board will review these plans before selecting one and voting on funding options. The earliest possible option for a bond issue would be at the March 2020 primary.

More information about facility planning and the CAT is on our website.
District Names New Director of Communications

At the August meeting, the Milford Board of Education approved the contract of Wendy Planicka as the district’s new Director of Communications and Public Relations. She began working in the district September 3.

Mrs. Planicka comes to Milford after working as the Coordinator of Communications for the Xenia Community Schools in Xenia, Ohio, a position she held since March 2018. Prior to that, she was the Communications Coordinator for the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities for 11 years. She also served as the Communications Coordinator for five years for the West Clermont Local School District. Planicka started her career as a reporter and photographer for the Community Press Newspapers, reporting on Miami Township, Milford Schools, Union Township and West Clermont. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.

“I am excited to join Milford Exempted Village Schools in this capacity and have the opportunity to elevate and share student achievements and district successes. I am looking forward to capturing the great work teachers are doing in their classrooms while also focusing on community engagement to further strengthen the community’s support," Mrs. Planicka said.

The Communications and Public Relations Director is a new position for the Milford School District.

“Communication with our parents, students, staff, community, and graduates is critical. We are excited about this new position and finding someone with the expertise of Mrs. Planicka to continue to share our story,” said Milford Superintendent Nancy House.

Mrs. Planicka can be reached by email: planicka_w@milfordschools.org or by pho ne: 513.576.4144
Milford Drama's Fall Play Opens September 12

Look who has a role in the Milford High School fall play! Buffy will make her acting debut in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on September 12, 14, and 15.
Besides being involved in the drama program, Buffy spends her days working as an autism assistance facility dog in Trena Panko's classroom at Milford High School.

For showtimes and to buy your tickets, go to 
Homecoming Parade Set for October 4

The 2019 Milford High School Homecoming parade and game will be held Friday, October 4.

The parade departs Mulberry Elementary at 5:45 p.m. and will arrive on the high school campus around 6:15 p.m.

Come out as student organizations, teams and clubs show their school and community pride.
New Online Spiritwear Store

Looking for Eagle spiritwear?

Click here for our online spiritwear store . The link is also posted on the home page of the district website and under the tab resources at: www.milfordschools.org.

Community Swim Hours for September

Milford High School is hosting family/adult swim sessions in September. MEVSD residents can swim for free. Check out the calendar below for 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 at leavens_l@milfordschools.org .