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Loveland City School District eNewsletter
February  2011
In This Issue
Community Conversations
Q & A Time Before Board meetings
Kindergarten Registration
Student Poets Honored
Loveland Psychologist Named to Character Council
The Roar Receives Commendation
Winter College Signing Day
Thank you from Loveland Initiative
Upcoming Events
Welcome to Loveland Schools
e-Newsletter that highlights happenings in the
Loveland City School District.
For information or to submit an article, contact:
Meg Krsacok
Communications Coordinator
(513) 683-5600

Loveland Schools
757 South Lebanon Road
Loveland, OH  45140

Phone: (513) 683-5600
Fax: (513) 683-5697


John Marschhausen

Community Conversations with 

Dr. Marschhausen

During the week of February 28, Loveland Superintendent, Dr. John Marschhausen, will be available at different locations in the community to answer any questions about the upcoming May operating levy.  These "Community Conversations" will take place at the following times and locations:


Monday, February 28     


10663 Loveland-Madeira Road

7:30-8:30 a.m.


Tuesday, March 1

Branch Hill Coffee

371 Bridge Street

7:30-8:30 a.m.


Wednesday, March 2

Blue Chip Coffee 

6415 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike

8:30-9:30 a.m.


Friday, March 4

The Works

20 Grear Millitzer Place

11 a.m. -1 p.m.


As the levy approaches, Dr. Marschhausen and district Treasurer, Brett Griffith, will be available to speak to groups, small or large, about the 3.5 operating levy in May. To request a meeting, please call the Board Office at 683-5600 and ask for Julie Dunn, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent.

Public "Q & A" Time Before Board Meetings

Beginning at the regular Board meeting on Tuesday, February 15, Dr. Marschhausen will be available before the meeting from 6:30-7 p.m. to answer any questions community members have about the district or about the upcoming levy.  Over the next several months, Dr. Marschhausen will be hosting these informal question and answer sessions.  


The Loveland Board of Education holds its regular business meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at the Loveland Intermediate School Media Center beginning at 7 p.m.

Kindergarten Registration Begins March 1, 2011

kindergarten students 


Loveland Early Childhood Center is preparing for kindergarten registration for next school year. The enrollment packets for the 2011-12 school year will be available beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2011.  Packets will be available for pick-up at the school office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Any child reaching age 5 by September 30, 2011 is eligible to enroll.  


The following information is required at the time of packet pick-up:  Student name, address, county of residence, phone # and the name of the person receiving the packet.  An adult other than the child's parent may pick-up a packet, but they will need the information as noted above.

Loveland Early Childhood Center has half-day, everyday kindergarten. Whether a student will attend AM or PM preschool or kindergarten is largely determined by busing.  


In general, all Clermont County and Warren County students attend the AM session, and all Hamilton County students attend the PM session.


At the January Board of Education, the Board approved a resolution to seek a waiver to request the delay of all-day, every-day kindergarten for state fiscal years 2012 and 2013.  The Board requested the waiver because the district currently does not have the funding or the facilities to operate all-day kindergarten.


For more information on the kindergarten program or registration, please call LECC at (513) 683-4200.

Student Poets Honored by Chamber
Loveland Poets with 2011 Valentine Lady Winkie Foster. 

Living in Loveland has special significance every Valentine's Day.  The Loveland Chamber of Commerce recognizes Valentine's Day in its own special way each year with its annual poetry contest.  Six Loveland students were recognized at the Chamber's 2011 Valentine Breakfast held on Monday, February 14.  Loveland School District students earned top honors in every category in the annual poetry contest.  Students read their poems at the breakfast and had their work published in the Chamber program. 

Poetry will also be published in the Loveland Herald.


Congratulations to all of our student poets and to their teachers for their guidance. 


Preschool and Kindergarten Category

Annabel Schamel, Kindergarten, LECC.  Teacher: Mrs. Tina Brandalik  


1st and 2nd Grade Category

Maddie Schamel, 2nd Grade, LPS. Teacher: Mrs. Brooke Hobson


3rd and 4th Grade Category

Caroline Wagner, 3rd Grade, LES.  Teacher: Mrs. Sandy Geiger


5th and 6th Grade Category

Claire Edison, 6th Grade, LIS.  Teacher: Mrs. Kathleen Smith. 


7th and 8th Grade Category 

Colton Lakes, 7th Grade, LMS.  Teacher: Mrs. Jean Weisbrod.     


9th-12th Grade Category

Julie Griffin, 11th Grade, LHS.  Teacher:  Mrs. Theresa Bosse.


Bill Croskey

Mr. Croskey to Help Champion Character Building in Greater Cincinnati

Bill Croskey, retired school psychologist for Loveland City Schools, has recently been elected to the board of the Character Council of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky, a unique nonprofit organization dedicated to the positive character development in children and adults. Mr. Croskey was a school psychologist in Loveland for 26 years before retiring. 


Mr. Croskey knows the importance of teaching young people positive values. It was many years ago when he received training and information from the Character Council. He and other members of Loveland's Health Advisory Committee were instrumental in bringing character education into the schools, and Mr. Croskey continues to raise awareness through columns and presentations. "I've read that the best way to teach character is for adults to model acts of good character for children," he said, "so, I continue to believe that it is essential to help educators learn about their own character. Then they can pass those lessons on to their students."


"Bill is truly committed to helping people reflect on how character plays an important part in their lives.  He has always looked for ways to communicate ideas that are easily shared from the adults to the children they work with each day," said Loveland Intermediate School Principal, Chad Hilliker. "Not only does Bill teach about

character, but he truly lives a life that shows others what it means to have character."


Founded in 2000, the Character Council of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky engages educators, community volunteers, employers, and worship congregations in building and strengthening positive character traits as a foundation for life success. 

The Roar
The Roar's Editors-in-Chief, Becca Black and Emma Goetz holding commendation.

The Roar Receives Commendation from 

the Ohio Senate

Loveland High School's student newspaper, The Roar, had its recent accomplishments honored with an official Presidential Commendation Letter from the Ohio Senate. The letter extends special recognition to The Roar for "outstanding achievement," referencing the International First Place Award it earned in the Quill & Scroll Honorary Society for High School Journalists' 2010 school news media awards.   


The letter, dated February 3, said The Roar's staff "has worked diligently to provide comprehensive coverage of current events and of vital issues that affect the students, the school, and the community. These fine students have amply demonstrated their ability to meet challenges with enthusiasm and confidence and have displayed an exceptional willingness to work hard to achieve the accuracy and professionalism of high quality journalists."   

The staff's accomplishments "are a justifiable source of pride and a fine reflection not only on them but also on their school and on the community," the letter states.   

The letter is signed by Senator Tom Niehaus, president of the Ohio Senate, and Senator Shannon Jones, who represents the 7th Senate District.   


The Roar's award in the Quill & Scroll contest covered work done during the 2009-10 school year. Ten of the 24 staff members who earned that honor are on staff again this school year: Becca Black and Emma Goetz (co-editors), Hailey Booth, Katie Henke, Ellen Mack, Regan Meinking, John Ross, Austin Stahl, Madeline Vance, and Matthew Worsham. The newspaper's faculty advisor is Neil Schmidt.


college signing day

Front: Autum Oakes, Kelsey McGohan, Tyler Glenn

Back: Zach Elias, David Moran, Jake Cornett 

Missing: Austin Caldwell

Athletes Recognized on College Signing Day

Loveland High School held its winter 2011 signing ceremony on Wednesday, February 2.    At the ceremony, held in the school's media center, Loveland Athletic Director Jeff Zidron honored the seven senior student athletes who were committing to play interscholastic athletics at the college level.


"To put into perspective how special these student athletes are, only 3.5% of all high school athletes play college sports and only 1.4% actually get athletic scholarships," Zidron shared.  "We hope Loveland High School has helped instill in you the work ethic and desire you will need to succeed at the next level.  Be prepared for both success and failure - remember Tiger Pride and you will be successful."


Congratulations to the following athletes for earning scholarships to continue their athletic and academic careers in college!


Tyler Glenn- Lipscomb University in Nashville

Tyler is a four-year member of the cross country and track teams and has been names All FAVC in each sport.  He earns a 4.0 GPA and is both a member of the National Honor Society and a multiple All FAVC Academic honoree.  


Jake Cornett- Lake Erie College

Jake is a four-year member of the football team and All FAVC and the Defensive MVP for the 2010 football season. He has been nominated to participate in the SW Ohio All Star game.  


Kelsey McGohan-Tennessee Tech University

Kelsey is a three-year varsity soccer letter winner and two-time All FAVC recipient.  With her 3.88 GPA, she is a member of the National Honor Society and has received multiple All FAVC Academic awards.


David Moran-Air Force Academy

David is a two-year varsity letter winner and was named First Team All FAVC and First Team All City this past fall.  David led the FAVC with 5.5 sacks and has been nominated to participate in the SW Ohio All Star game.  He was also the recipient of the Iron Tiger Award while carrying a 3.2 GPA earning him a FAVC Academic Award.


Austin Caldwell-University of Pittsburgh

Austin is a four-year varsity swimmer and a 12 time, First Team All FAVC swim recipient, which means in four years he individually won or was part of 12 event champions. Austin recently won the 2011 FAVC championships in both the 50 yard and 100 yard freestyle.   Austin was a state qualifier last year and will have a great shot to achieve state level recognition this year.   In addition to his athletic accomplishments, he also earns a 3.25 GPA.


Zach Elias-University of Dayton

Zach is a three-year varsity football player.  Zach has a 3.6 GPA and has been the recipient of the Iron Tiger and Rookie of the Year team awards.  He was named First Team All FAVC this past year while leading the Tigers with four interceptions and the team in kick off return average and yardage.  He has been nominated to participate in the SW Ohio All Star game.   


Autumn Oakes-Duquesne University

Autumn is a four-year varsity letter winner in soccer having been named First Team All FAVC for the past three seasons.  Autumn was named to the First Team All City team this past fall while leading the team in scoring and being named team Offensive MVP.   

The Loveland Initiative 

13th Annual Christmas Toy Store

Thank you all for your support!


We would like to thank you for supporting The Loveland Initiative's 13th Annual Christmas Toy Store Drive. Because of your support and generosity we service 84 low income families from Loveland who shopped for their 235 children and teens at the annual Loveland Initiative Toy Store in mid December.


Loveland Initiative is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in Loveland. The Christmas Toy Store raised $2,211.00 dollars and the proceeds will be used for the Tracy Johnson Scholarship Fund that assists a graduating student to further his/her education.


Loveland City Schools is a major contributor to our event with toys and gifts being donated from each building. We would like to shout out a big thank you to every parent, student,  and faculty member from LES, LPS, LIS, LMS, and LHS that supported this program in many ways that you can imagine.


We would also like to thank the Loveland City School Board Superintendent, Dr. John Marschhausen and the National Honor Society students who contribute their time to volunteering or donating gifts for the program.


We greatly appreciate your support and we hope that you will support us again with our 14th Annual Christmas Toy Store Drive. Your thoughtfulness touched the lives of many low income Loveland families over the holiday season.


Thanks again for your outstanding support and generosity.



The Loveland Initiative

Terri Rogers, Executive Director



Upcoming Events

2/15                  Board of Education Meeting 

Q & A with Dr. John 6:30-7 p.m.

Business meeting 7 p.m.

Loveland Intermediate School Media Center


2/18                  Interim Report Period Ends 


 2/21                 NO SCHOOL 

            President's Day 


2/28-3/4            Book Fair


2/28                  Community Conversations with Superintendent 

7:30-8:30 am 

Starbucks-Loveland Madeira

3/1                    Kindergarten Registration Starts

Community Conversations with Superintendent

7:30-8:30 am 

Branch Hill Coffee


3/2                   Community Conversations with Superintendent

8:30-9:30 am 

Blue Chip Coffee

3/4                   Community Conversations with Superintendent  

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Works

3/5                    Athletic Boosters

Door-to-Door Mulch Sale

8 am.-2 pm.