Eagle eNews - December 2019
Winter Break Begins Friday

Students do not have school Friday - Winter Break begins!

Students come back to school Monday, January 6, 2020.

Happy Holidays!
National Honors Society Seniors present Community Service Projects

National Honors Society (NHS) members are guided by four pillars: scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Members meet high academic requirements, and this year, a high emphasis was placed on giving back to the community. Last evening, NHS seniors presented their Community Service Projects.

All seniors in NHS took initiative to lead and implement a service project. In addition, the seniors paired up with juniors to participate in group community service projects: this fall they provided a leaf raking service to the community and earlier this month they helped the custodians clean the high school.

Here are some examples of the projects the seniors completed:

  • Baked goods and held a sale at a MAST swim meet then donated the proceeds to the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, a program that houses old dogs that are considered 'unadoptable' and provides care for them.
  • Helped to raise money for the Pulseras Project, a non-profit organization that sells pulseras - which are bracelets created by artists from Nicaragua and other Latin American countries. A total of $800 was raised and donated directly back to the organization and to the artists.
  • Collected books for local Little Libraries.
  • Organized a trivia night to raise money to donate to the Central and Southern Ohio Chapters of the ALS Association.
  • Created a "Music for Memories" initiative aimed at helping senior citizens living in local nursing homes. The students downloaded songs to Ipods/music players in the hopes that the music would allow seniors who have memory problems or Alzheimer's to possibility remember certain situations that were important to them by listening to music they enjoyed when they were younger.
  • Installed a 'bee hotel' for solitary native bees at Rowe Woods Nature Center, followed by organizing an educational seminar.
  • Created a Senior Tech Course at Pinebrook Retirement Home - two students taught seniors how to setup an email account, how to search for information, and about internet safety and security.
  • Created an education center at Gorman Heritage Farm, a 140-square foot raised platform in the Wildflower Sanctuary with integrated seating and display shelves. The education center will serve as a large contained area for staff and volunteers to teach visiting groups from local schools and summer camps about the sanctuary and the studies that are conducted there.

"Students benefit from being a part of NHS because it shows that they are not only book smart, but they are also caring and contributing members of society," said Yu-ming Cheng, National Honor Society Co-Advisor.
Photos by MHS senior Ashley Wingo
Kindergarten Registration Begins Jan. 13

Kindergarten registration for both half and full-day kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on January 13, 2020. 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. Please call Carrie Clark between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at (513) 831-1314 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. 
Please note: parents will not be able to access FinalForms to register their incoming kindergarten student for the 2020-2021 school year until January 6, 2020. 
Preschool Openings Available

Milford Preschool, located at 1039 State Route 28, provides early education for children ages 3 to 5 in an integrated classroom setting, where each classroom is a mix of 50 percent students who have disabilities and 50 percent students who are typically developing. The learning program follows guidance from the Ohio Operating Standard for preschool education. 

Currently there are openings in the morning and afternoon preschool classes. The morning program runs Monday through Thursday from 9:05 to 11:35 a.m. for 3 year old students.The afternoon program runs Monday through Thursday from 1:05 to 3:35 p.m. for 4 year old students. To qualify, students must be toilet trained and ages 3 or 4. The cost is $59 per week. Extended Day spaces may be available as well. Please call the school office to check availability. 

Registration must be done in person at Milford Preschool during school hours: 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. 

Junior High & High School Choral Concert Videos

In case you missed them - videos of both the junior high and high school December choral concerts are on our website and YouTube channel . Click on the video below to watch the High School concert - and click here to view the Junior High concert.
Chick-Fil-A Joins MHS in Promoting Sportsmanship

In their continuing effort to promote positive fan behavior our athletic department has paired with There’s More at Stake than a Game®, and earlier this month announced a new partner - Chick-fil-A at Romar Center. There's More at Stake than a Game ® is aimed at educating fans about appropriate behavior at youth sporting events while also providing fundraising opportunities for athletics.

Chick-fil-A helped to sponsor warm-up jerseys for varsity basketball athletes and they are rewarding free Chick-fil-A for fans. Each week top fans are placed in a drawing for free Chick-fil-A for a week: one student will win each week and one adult will win each week.

Additionally, when fans purchase There’s More at Stake than a Game® gear a portion of the proceeds go back to the athletic department and a portion goes to Ohio Cleats for Kids.

Learn more about There’s More at Stake than a Game® here and watch the sportsmanship video here .
Milford Grad in the News

Erik Zamudio, a 2010 Milford grad, was recently featured in Forbes magazine's "30 under 30." Zamudio is the co-founder of a company called Fooji. After graduating from Milford, Erik attended the University of Cincinnati.

You can read more about Erik and his company in UC's online magazine.
Addams Family Opens Jan. 16, 2020

Tickets are on sale for the Milford High School Drama Club's performance of The Addams Family.  Click here to buy tickets.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.


  • Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m.

The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.
School Delay & Closing Notifications:
Be sure to OPT-IN to receive text messages

W inter weather is upon us and with it comes the possibility of school closings and delays due to natural elements, hazardous road conditions, or power outages. Student, parent, and staff safety is the most important consideration when inclement weather calls are made. 

How are delay and closing notifications made? Parents are notified by the SchoolMessenger notification program - by text, phone call, and/or email. In order to receive text messages, you need to opt in to the system first. To opt-in, text YES to 67587.

If your phone number or email address has changed, be sure to let your child's school know. Closings and delays are also communicated on television, radio, the district website, the district's Facebook page and the district's Twitter feed .

If a notice is not posted in those locations, school is on as scheduled. Click here for more information.
Happy Holidays!
Featured artwork by students at Charles L. Seipelt Elementary and Pattison Elementary.