Milford Exempted Village School District
Eagle eNews
February 2015
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Update on State Testing


To help our parents understand the comprehensive picture of the upcoming state testing, we are sharing the following information about testing at each grade level. We feel that our teachers and our updated curriculum have prepared our students for these tests. 

Click on the following page of our website for a summary of the testing taking place for the remainder of the school year. There are also links to the important information from the Ohio Department of Education.

State Testing Information

If parents have questions about the testing process, please feel free to call our Elementary (K-6) Curriculum Director, Dr. Chin or our Secondary Curriculum Director, Mrs. Nancy House at (513) 831-1314 or e-mail at  or




Dr. Farrell


Seipelt Team Accepts National Award

A team from Seipelt Elementary accepted the award as a National Distinguished Title 1 School on February 5 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Title 1 Association National Conference.  Pictured (l-r) Jennifer O'Brien, psychologist; Sarah Greb, principal; Heidi Huffer and Liz McHale, Title 1 reading specialists.


Seipelt's nomination came through the Ohio Department of Education and they were one of only 63 schools across the country this year to receive this prestigious honor. National Title 1 Distinguish Schools demonstrate a wide array of strengths, including team approaches to teaching and learning, focused professional development opportunities for staff, individualized programs for student success and strong partnerships between school, parents, and the community with documented gains in student achievement. 

"It was such a great experience to be able to share all the AWESOME things happening at Seipelt and explain how we SOAR!" Greb said.

National Signing Day for Six Eagles

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that six members of the Class of 2015 will continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level. The six student-athletes that have committed to continuing their academic and athletic futures include: Erin Beurket (Soccer-Ohio University),Shannon Brueck (Soccer-Wittenberg University),Tara Claus (Soccer-Eastern Kentucky University),David DiSilvestro (Football-University of Dayton),Dominick Hathaway (Football-Lindsey Wilson College) and Connor McCracken (Football-Mount St. Joseph University). 


Click here for more on these talented students.

Milford Boys' Basketball Team Sets School Record with 18-0 Start

Milford High School varsity boys' basketball team set a school record with 18 consecutive wins after defeating Kings High School on February 6, in front of a packed Milford gym. Head coach, Joe Cambron, also reached his 150 career win at this game. The boys winning streak ended at 18 after losing to Northwest High School on February 10.  


The Eagles will look towards setting another school record of 20 wins in a season when they travel to Walnut Hills for an Eastern Cincinnati Conference showdown on Friday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. Milford is undefeated in the ECC.

Kindergarten Registration Underway

Registration for Lottery for Full-time Option 

Ends February 27


Milford's kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year 
began in January. Children who will be 5 by September 30, 2015 are eligible for kindergarten in Milford Schools. Milford has a central registration department and kindergarten registration is done by appointment only. To schedule your appointment, contact Jay Batterson at (513) 576-4178.  Registration will take place at the Milford EVSD Board of Education Office at 777 Garfield Avenue.


Beginning in 2015-16, the district plans to hold one full-day, tuition-based kindergarten class in each of the elementary buildings. Based on the anticipated demand and limited space, a lottery will be held if needed. Interested parents, who are residents of Milford, can register for the lottery until Friday, February 27, 2015. 

Click here for details.

Registration for Milford Preschool Feb. 25

Milford School District is holding open registration for its preschool program for the 2015-2016 school year. Registration will take place on Wednesday, February 25, from 4-7 p.m.  If you are unable to make this day, registration can be done by appointment on school days from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Milford Preschool is located at 1039 State Route 28. Children must turn age 3 by September 30, 2015, be toilet-trained and current on immunizations to be eligible for enrollment. 


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.  


To find out more and register, go to the preschool webpage at

Mulberry Artwork on Exhibit in Columbus

Congratulations to Mulberry Elementary artists, Caitlyn Shay (5th grade) and Jackson Mueller (4th grade), whose artwork was entered into a state-wide competition and was selected to be put on display in Columbus in March.
5th Annual Flight Night in March
Flight Night is a fun evening in support of our student athletes. We appreciate the hard work of our Milford Athletic Boosters in putting this great event together. Details below.

MJHS and MHS Students Compete in Robotics Contest

Milford sent three high school and two junior high school teams to the Regional VEX competition held on January 31, at Scarlet Oaks. All five teams made it out of the preliminary round and advanced to the quarterfinals.
One of the high school teams advanced to the finals.


The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the ultimate STEM activity for middle school and high school students. Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use the VEX Robotics Design System to build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and skills challenges. 

2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

The Milford High School Athletic Department and the Milford Athletic Boosters Club are pleased to announce the Milford Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Class of 2014. 


  • Regina Rapp, Class of 1990-(Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field)
  • Brett Frederick, Class of 1991-(Wrestling, Football, Track & Field)
  • Logan Wallace, Class of 1998-(Soccer, Football)
  • Lindsay Potrafke, Class of 2000-(Soccer, Basketball)
2015 Extended Day

It's not too early to plan for summer! The Extended Day Summer Camp is holding registration from February 16-27. There will be two camp sessions: Thursday, May 28-Friday, July 10; and Monday, July 13-Friday, August 14. Camp is open to preschoolers-6th graders and will be held at the Milford Preschool/Extended Day building at 1039 St. Rt. 28. 


Details and pricing information can be found under the Extended Day page on the district website or by clicking here.

Cincinnati Zoo Visits Preschool
The Cincinnati Zoo outreach program visited Milford Preschool on Tuesday, February 10. Students were able to learn more about and even pet a king snake and a Brazilian opossum.

Career Transitions Program for 2015-16


During the 2015-2016 school year, Milford School District will be implementing a formal career transitions program. 
The goal of the Milford School District is to ultimately prepare all students for an independent and successful future after graduation by providing opportunities to enhance college- and career-readiness. 


At Milford High School, this transitions program will consist of a variety of career exposure events and activities. Each year, students will complete a career interest survey. The results of this survey will be used to plan career experiences and send out invitations to appropriate students. Career activities will include: career lunches, presentations, field trips, job shadowing, service learning, internships, and other events. Internships will be the most intensive opportunity available to students and will help to enrich student growth and give students deeper and more relevant learning experiences. 


"By the time students graduate. they will have had the opportunity to practice and build upon important skills necessary for success in both college and career pathways," said NGC counselor Elizabeth Emmons.


Click here to watch a video about the career transitions program.

Chemistry Classes Solve "Deflate-gate" 

"Deflate-gate" made its way into our Honors Chemistry classes at Milford High School! Kathy Teski's Honors Chemistry students used the ideal gas law to calculate the pressure of footballs inflated to an appropriate 12.5 psi at a locker room temperature of 72 degree Fahrenheit and then calculated the pressure of those footballs when they were taken to a turf where the temperature at the start of the game was 50 degrees Fahrenheit.


"According to our calculations, the 2 psi drop in pressure could not have happened unless the field was at -13 Fahrenheit," Mrs. Teski said. "Chemistry rocks!"

Pictured is one of the five Honors Chemistry classes that participated in this great real-world application.

Library and District Land Swap

The Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees and the Milford Exempted Village School District are exploring the possibility of undertaking a land swap that would allow for the construction of a new state-of-the-art library branch to be located on Buckwheat Road between the campus of Mulberry Elementary and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. The building and land site of the current library located on State Route 131 (across from Milford High School) would be transferred to Milford Schools. 


The Milford Board is considering the use of the current library on State Route 131 as the new location for the district's central office which is now located at the former Milford South on Garfield Avenue. On behalf of the Milford Board of Education, the Business Advisory Council has been assigned to look into the marketability of Milford South. The land swap must first be approved by the Milford Board of Education and the Board of Trustees before it becomes official.

MJHS Raises Money for Causes

Throughout the month of January and February, Milford Junior High School community raised close to $7,000 for charity. They raised more than $5,000 for Pasta for Pennies, a fundraising program presented by Olive Garden to aid in the fight against blood cancers.By exceeding their goal, students had the opportunity to vote on a challenge for MJHS Principal, Mrs. Ellison, as well as Assistant Principals, Mr. Wells and Mr. Yeager. As pictured, students picked Makeover Monday for Mrs. Ellison and Mohawk Monday for Mr. Wells and Mr. Yeager!   





In addition, Milford JHS Builder's Club held fundraisers for Josh Cares, a non-profit organization that provides comfort, support and companionship to seriously ill patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The Builder's Club sold individual links for the Josh Cares Links of Love chain and held a fall dodgeball tournament for a grand total of $1,400 this school year.

Adult Lap/Open Swim Schedule

Milford Exempted Village School District is once again opening its pool to the community for open swim sessions. The new session of adult lap/open swim will be held every Tuesday and Thursday morning at Milford High School, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 17 through Thursday, May 21, 2015. 


Please note: Open Swim will not be offered on March 31 and April 2 because of spring break or when school is closed or delayed due to inclement weather.  Each swimmer will be required to register and complete a waiver of liability form prior to swimming and can do so at pool.


For more information, contact Lois Leavens, Community Swim Coordinator, at

Order your Milford "FLOCK SOCKS!"

Spirit sale sponsored by the Milford Band Boosters & MHS School Store.Click on the link for details and an order form. Orders are due by February 25.