Milford Exempted Village School District
Eagle eNews
September 2014
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Nation Merit Semi-Finalists
Community Forums
District Report Card
Quality Profile Released
College Night
Fall Drama Workshop
Community Swim
Milford Grad Commands Naval Sub
Bill Marran Track
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Three Seniors Named National Merit Semi-Finalists

Milford Schools is proud to announce that we have three Milford High School seniors who have been named National Merit Scholar Semi-finalists, placing them in the top one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Congratulations to Steven Hart, Andrew Hall and Andrew Reinhart for this tremendous achievement! 

The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability based on their performance on the PSAT taken during the junior year. These talented students are part of about 16,000 national semifinalists who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 scholarships worth about $33 million.

The students will learn in the spring if they have become a National Merit finalist. To become a finalist, the student and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment and honors and awards received.

Community Forums on New Buildings

The district will be hosting two community forums to give updates on the progress and share opportunities for involvement in this planning and design process of our new elementary schools. All community members are welcome. 


The dates and time are as follows:


Boyd E. Smith Elementary 

1052 Jer-Les Drive - Milford 

September 17, 2014 

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Charles L. Seipelt Elementary 

5684 Cromley Drive - Milford 

September 23, 2014 

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Milford Continues High Achievement... 

Kudos to our teachers, staff and students for the outstanding results on the Ohio Department of Education report card released on Friday, September 12. On the 2014 state Report Card, Milford's Performance Index Score is a record high at 106.1. This number has risen every year since 2008, and is an indicator that all students are performing at a higher level. In fact, Milford's Peformance Index score ranks them in the top 9% of all school districts in the state! 


The report card shows that Milford students are achieving at high levels. A presentation reviewing the report card results will be given at the next Board of Education meeting held on September 17, at 7 p.m. Boyd E. Smith. Below is a snapshot of our district scores.


Performance Index


Indicators Met


Student Progress (Overall)



Lowest 20% Value-Added


Students With DisabilitiesB

Closing Achievement Gap


4-Year Graduate Rate 2013


For the complete report card, click here

New Report Defines Educational Value of Schools 

On September 15, Milford joined more than 50 school districts throughout Ohio to release a comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the State's School District Report Card. Called a "Quality Profile," the report includes additional accountability measures that better define a high quality education and are not included in the state's report. The Ohio Department of Education released its annual Report Card on September 12.

The Quality Profile examines the elements of a high quality public education, as defined by residents of the community, including results on standardized testing measures. Its content is divided into six categories: academics, arts, student leadership and activities, fiscal stewardship, parent and community involvement, and student services.

Now, in its second year of development and being released statewide for the first time, the Quality Profile is supported by the Alliance for High Quality Education, an education consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for students and to speak for member districts on matters of educational policy and funding.  


Milford's Quality Profile 2013-2014

Milford High School's School Counseling Department will be hosting a college night at Milford High School on Wednesday, September 17, from 6-8 p.m. Representatives from the Ohio State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati and Miami University will attend that evening. They will have information to share and will also be available to answer any specific questions regarding their Universities.  All grade levels are encouraged to attend. 
Milford High School Drama Department Offering 
Fall Workshop for Kids
The Milford High School Drama Department is hosting a Fall Drama Workshop for area children in grades 3-5 on Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

High school students will lead participants through singing, dancing, acting and improvisation workshops throughout the morning. After the students eat, they will put on a showcase on the high school stage for their families. Cost is $30! (includes a t-shirt).

Drama Workshop (pdf)

Fall Community Swim Milford High School

 Milford Exempted Village School District is once again opening its pool to the community for open swim sessions. The fall session of adult lap/open swim will be held every Tuesday and Thursday morning at Milford High School, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., beginning September 16 through October 30.

As in the past, each swimmer will be required to register and complete a waiver of liability form prior to swimming and can do so at pool the first time swimming.

For more information, contact Lois Leavens, Community Swim Coordinator, Milford High School at

Cmdr. Caldwell could not make it in for the Milford Class of 1989's reunion,
so he shared this photo with his classmates of his crew holding the
Milford Eagles banner on the deck of the USS John Warner.

Milford Grad Commander of New Naval Submarine

Commander Dan Caldwell, class of 1989, is the commanding officer of USS John Warner (SSN 785), a new Navy submarine christened in Virginia on September 6, 2014. More than 4,000 shipbuilders have been working to build John Warner since construction began in 2010. It is scheduled for delivery in 2015.

Cmdr. Caldwell, who was honored by the Milford School Foundation in 2013 as a distriguished alumni, has had an impressive career serving our country. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards).

Bill Marran Track Dedicated

At half time of the first home game on August 29, the Milford High School track was dedicated to long-time coach, Bill Marran. As his family surrounded him and former athletes cheered, Coach Marran was recognized by Milford's Director of Athletics/Activities, Mark Trout. A bronze plate emblazoned with the "Bill Marran Track" will be a permanent fixture at Milford's track to honor Marran's 50+ years of dedication to Milford student athletes. 

Bill Marran has coached at Milford since 1963 and it's estimated that he has coached more than 1,500 student athletes. This is his 50th consecutive season of coaching track with a specialty of hurdlers/sprinters. He has also coached football and basketball at Milford for many years.

Click here for the feature on Coach Marran.


Community Flyers Posted

The Board has a policy that allows for the sharing of local programs/events with our school community. A flyer distribution request form is located on our website. If approved by the Superintendent, we will post flyers on our website at





MAST Registration-9/18

Milford Youth Mat Rats-9/20 & 9/27

Milford Youth Wrestling-9/20 & 9/27

Heritage Fall Festival-9/20 and 9/21