Milford Exempted Village School District
Eagle eNews
January 8, 2016
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Board of Education Sets 2016 Meetings
The Milford Board of Education met for the first time in the New Year on Thursday, January 7, for the annual budget hearing and organizational meeting. At the meeting, the Board set their regular meetings for 2016, which will continue on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. To be more accessible to the school community, the Board rotates its meeting location each month between the six elementary schools, Milford Junior High, and Milford High School. All meeting dates, times, and locations are posted on the district website.

Mrs. Debbie Marques and Mr. George Lucas, newly elected in November, were sworn in and officially began their new four-year terms. In addition, Mr. Gary Knepp was elected President and Mr. George Lucas, the Vice President, for 2016.  

A special Board meeting followed the organizational meeting. At this meeting, the Board gave the authority to the district administration to apply for the final phase of the Master Plan with the  Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, which involves construction and renovation of the junior high and high school. The Board then went into Executive session to discuss the sale of property and safety measures. No action was taken.
In Memory of Red...
Milford remembers "Red" Dedman who passed away on December 26. Red was a Milford High School custodian for 21 years and loved the Eagles. Our sincere condolences go out to the Dedman family. 
To honor this devoted Eagles fan, the boys and girls basketball teams hosted two "red outs" at home basketball games on January 5 and 6. We even saved him his favorite seat.
Kindergarten Registration Undwerway
Registration for part-time and full-time kindergarten in Milford Schools began on January 4, 2016.  To be eligible for Kindergarten, your child has to be 5 years old by September 30, 2016.
Milford is beginning kindergarten registration early this year to facilitate the planning of our kindergarten classes for the 2016-17 school year which, for the second year, will include a full-time kindergarten tuition option at each elementary. 

Interested parents should call Mr. Jay Batterson, Central Registration, at (513) 576-4178 in advance for an appointment to register. To insure your child has a place in the full-day program at your local elementary, it is important to call soon to schedule an appointment. A lottery will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 4 p.m. to determine who is admitted into the all-day program.  After February 12, full-day kindergarten registration will continue until all classes at all of our elementary schools are full.  The district still offers half-day kindergarten, funded by the state of Ohio, at all of our elementary schools.
Kindergarten registration packets are available at all of our elementary schools and online under Central Registration at
Pattison Video in the Running for $10,000 Prize Money Pattison fifth  graders in Mrs. Breuer's class have been named a top 10 finalist in the United States in Scotties annual Trees Rock ® video contest. Pattison is now eligible to win a $10,000 in prize money.
Missy Breuer, a math and science teacher at Pattison, involved 60 students in creating a list of their top reasons why trees are important. They jumped in leaves, read books in the shade, and sang a rap song about trees. Click here to watch the video.
The next phase of the contest will run from January 11 through February 7, when all videos will be voted on by the public to determine the grand prize winner. The school with the most eligible votes will receive $10,000 to use towards a sustainable project, such as tree plantings, outdoor classrooms, and gardens. 
"In my science classes I stress the importance of being good stewards of our earth and its resources. We have a school wide recycling program; walking field trips to the nature preserve behind our school; visits to the Cincinnati Nature Center; and have begun work on adding native plants on the school grounds to help Monarch butterflies with the habitat they need as part of their life cycle," said Breuer. 
Pattison needs community support to win this prize money!
Click here to learn more about how you can vote for Pattison.
Milford High School Offering Kids Drama Workshop
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend Milford High School's Winter Kids Drama Workshop to be held on Saturday, February 6, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Milford High School. The program is designed as a day of fun and exploration for students interested in theatrical arts. Featuring the music from the movie and Broadway musical
The Newsies, members of MHS Drama will lead students through workshops in acting and improvisation, singing, dancing as well as a behind the scenes tech overview. At the end of the day, students will perform what they learned for their families and friends.
The cost is $30, which includes a t-shirt. Registration details can be found under community flyers on the district website at The registration deadline is January 20.
Student Photo Selected for National Exhibit

Milford sophomore, Mikaela Williams, had a photograph selected as a finalist in the Drexel University High School national competition. There were 1,700 submissions and only 150 were chosen for the show!

Mikaela's work will be shown in a gallery in Philadelphia for the entire month of February. She will find out in January if she has been chosen for a top prize.

H er work "On the Photos" (above) was created for her "Light as a Subject" project in Photography II this semester.
Milford Senior Receives Acceptance to MIT
Congratulations to Milford senior Loewen Cavill for her acceptance into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Less than 8% of students who apply to MIT are accepted!
In addition to her exceptional academic record, Loewen was selected as a 2015 Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist in November. She was captain of the Milford girls soccer team and serves as the president of the class of 2016 and president of the National Honor Society. She has also earned the Jefferson Award for more than 100 hours of community service.
Loewen is currently an intern with Siemens Computer Engineering firm in Milford. She was selected for the highly prestigious Proctor and Gamble Resident Scholar Program for minorities and woman interested in engineering. She plans to pursue a degree in Engineering.
Milford Preschool Registration Begins in February
Milford Exempted Village School District is holding open registration for its Preschool program for the 2016-2017 school year.  Registration will take place on Thursday, February 11  and Wednesday, February 17, from 4-7 p.m.  If you are unable to make either day, registration can be done after February 19, by appointment on school days from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Milford Preschool is located at 1039 State Route 28. 

Milford's Preschool offers a 3-year old 4-day integrated program and a 4-year old 5-day integrated program.  This program is a mix of eight special needs students and eight typically developing students to serve as role models.  These classes follow The Ohio Department of Education's Early Learning Content Standards.

Details can be found on the Preschool webpage .
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