Milford Exempted Village School District
Eagle eNews
October 30 ,  2015
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Five Candidates Running for Milford Board There are two spots opening on the Milford Board of Education that will be voted upon by the community on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Current Board of Education members, Rob Hewlett and George Lucas, are both seeking re-election.Three other candidates are also on the ballot: Jennifer Funk, Don Lykins, and Debbie Marques.
Thank You, Milford Lowe's!
A big thank you goes out to Lowe's for donating their time and the materials to transform our Preschool building. A special shout out to Mr. Fausto Fuentes, Milford Lowe's store manager, for his efforts to make this happen!
To create a better curb appeal, Lowe's workers added new and improved landscaping and a fresh coat of paint on the support beams, doors, and parking lot lines. They also updated a classroom where we hold parent meetings by ripping out and replacing the old carpet and painting the walls and cabinets. 
Lowe's also had their staff water-proof and paint one of our classroom walls. And, last but not least, they donated a new sink to the Extended Day restroom and plan to donate new cabinets in the preschool office.
Our district is so fortunate to have Lowe's  as a partner in education!
NHS Host Run to Raise Funds for Cancer Society
Milford High School's National Honor Society is organizing a "Monster Dash for Cash" to raise money for the American Cancer Society this Saturday, October 31, beginning at 9 a.m. at Valley View behind Pattison Elementary.

Participants are encouraged to wear their best costume to be entered to win a prize. Participants receive candy for completing the course and the event is open to all ages.

Same-day registration is from 8-8:30 A.M. Run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m. rain or shine. 

Photography Students Celebrate Beauty and Diversity in Student Body
Don't Miss the Exhibit on November 5!
Milford High School photography students and students in the multiple disabilities classes are inviting the community to a collaborative art exhibition of portrait photography. Students are collaborating to create portraits that celebrate the beauty, abilities, and diversity of the Milford student body. All students will also be creating portraits and short biographies about the partner they photograph.

A public celebration of this important work will be held on Thursday, November 5, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland.

This project is possible because of generous donations from Milford Schools Foundation and The Oasis Conference Center. Special thanks to all the teachers involved: Lottie Bernard, Jerry Comello, Trena Panko, Janelle Schunk, and Leah Sears.

It is the second year for this portrait project and a moving example of our students celebrating the best in each other and making connections that are life-changing for all involved.
Milford Takes Top Spot in Science Challenge
A team of Milford High School seniors were the overall winners in the Clermont County Science Challenge held October 20. They beat out more than 60 teams to take the top spot! With the win, the team qualified for the Cincinnati Regional Science Olympiad to be held in March.
Milford had several other teams who competed and also excelled in their events. Each team participated in four 50 minute events in Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Nature of Science.  The teams are coached by Science teachers Andrew Sevachko and Melissa Doyle.
Congrats to MHS Overall Science Challenge Winners!
Logan Chrislip, Jack Brown, Kyle Smith, Alex Hardewig and Eric Harris

The High School Drama Department
would like to invite you to Acts of God, their first play of the year!
November 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m.
High School Auditorium
Tickets:  $6 for students/ $8 for adults

To reserve tickets in advance, please go to the following link:
Plot Preview:
A storm-tossed swirl of a play, Acts of God tracks twelve high-school students through the year following a devastating tornado strike. As the students grieve, assist in the recovery efforts, and tackle the basics of getting on with life, they must also cope with the storm's emotional detritus. 
Milford Art Program Pairs with Local Ministry to Fight Hunger
Milford High School art students have partnered with Trinity United Methodist Church and Milford Miami Ministry to fight hunger - one bowl at a time.

A soup dinner fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 7, from 5-7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Bowls handcrafted by MHS ceramics students will be included with the purchase of an adult ticket ($10). All proceeds benefit Milford Miami Ministry.

Event tickets must be purchased in advance by November 5. Details and event tickets can be found at .
Marching Band Named Reserve Grand Champions
Congratulations to our Milford High School Marching Band for being named Reserve Grand Champions and Best Percussion at the Mid-State Band Competition held at Mason High School on October 17.
Remembrance at the Meadows
Milford High School's Marketing Management & Research (DECA) students are working with the Miami Township Recreation Department  to coordinate a " Remembrance at the Meadows" Memorial event on Saturday, November 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The community is invited to  walk or run the 5K in memory of someone they have lost or simply in honor of American veterans. There will also be a  Patriotic Art Show, Milford HS/Great Oaks JROTC Color Guard, music, food, a Veteran's ceremony and family activities. Details about submitting artwork and registering for the 5K can be found below.

Proceeds from this event fund continued improvements to the Spirit of 76 Memorial Park located within the Miami Township's Miami Meadows Park. 
Calling All Veterans...

Milford School District will continue its tradition of honoring veterans at its November Board of Education meeting. The Board will award high school diplomas to veterans who did not earn a diploma because their education was interrupted to serve their country in times of war.  If you are a veteran or know of a veteran, who did not earn his or her diploma because of being in the armed service, please contact the Milford Board of Education Office at (513) 831-1314 by Friday, November 13. 
In addition to presenting diplomas, all area veterans are invited to come to the November Board meeting and they will be recognized for their service at the beginning of the meeting. If they choose to, veterans are welcome to come in uniform. There will be a short program with patriotic music and a presentation of certificates. The Board meets on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Meadowview Elementary, at 7 p.m. Veterans who will be attending for the recognition are encouraged to RSVP to Terry Kruszynski via email at or by calling (513) 831-1314.
Free Community Swim at MHS Pool
Residents of Milford School District can swim for free at Milford High School's pool during our open swim sessions every Tuesday and Thursday morning in November from 7:15-9:15 a.m. Note: There will be no session on November 3.

There will also be two community family swim sessions:
Saturday, November 7, 3-5 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Contact Lois Leavens, 
Community Swim Coordinator, at or call the MHS Athletic Office at (513) 576-2208
CCESC Program Moves From Milford Main to Preschool Building
Milford School District welcomes Clermont County Educational Service Center's, CEC North, which operates both a medically intense Multiple Disabilities program and an Autism program, to the Milford Preschool Building on Route 28.  Over the summer, the program moved to the Preschool from Milford Main where it had been housed for the past several years.

The CCESC program now occupies the second floor of the preschool building. The ESC runs two different programs at our site for school age children from kindergarten through 12th grades.  The first program is designed for children who are on the autism spectrum. Currently, there are seven classrooms for kids with autism. The second program is for children who have intensive medical needs. A classroom for the medically fragile students is located on the first floor.  

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