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Summer 2015
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June

18Board of Education Meeting
Milford High School
7 p.m.

July

16Board of Education Meeting
Milford High School
7 p.m.

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Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Congratulations to Milford High School's class of 2015 who graduated on May 23 at Cintas. The class of 430 seniors set a record with more than $15 million in scholarship offers! Kudos to our two top seniors Anna Anbalagan (Valedictorian) and Jamie Kuhn (Salutatorian) who were honored at the ceremony. Senior AJ Reinhart received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy with a total of 11 students planning to serve in the military. Sixteen seniors have committed to continuing their athletics and academic careers in college. 

 

Pictured: Jamie Kuhn (left) and Anna Anbalagan (right). Click here to read more about their accomplishments.

 

 

 


 

Close to 25% of the class earned an Honor's Diploma. These students worked diligently to take a rigorous course load, maintain top grades, and participate in many Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Click here for the list.

District and Library Land Swap Moves Forward

The Milford Board of Education has agreed to move forward on a land swap agreement with the Clermont County Library based on a recommendation from the district's Business Advisory Council. The proposal from the library is to give the district its building and property on Route 131 across from Milford High School in exchange for the land on Buckwheat Road between Mulberry Elementary and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School.

 

"The Milford Schools are excited about being approached by the library for this partnership because the library will be located within safe walking distance of both Mulberry and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton schools, and the property on 131 could have several potential uses to the district because of its central location and proximity to the Junior High and High School building," Milford Superintendent Dr. Robert Farrell said.

Best Wishes to our Retirees

A total of 600 years of collective service to Milford's students, parents, and school community! We say thank you and best wishes for good health and happiness to the following staff members who retired from the district this school year. Our retirees were recognized at the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce's annual Dinner of Excellence held in April.

 
Rindalee Akinbobola
Donna Roberts
Ken Bare
Doreen Taylor
Kate Clarisey
June Baker-Carlisle 
Patricia FrenchModene Brockman 
Steve HeckJean Crockett
Ernie HouseSusan Cruse 
Mary Anne Johnson
Phyllis Haeussler 
Stephen Meineke Charlene Rathel
Barbara Mercer Cathy Schulte
Nancy Oppito Susan Trasser
Myra Powers Deborah Wasserman 
Susan Randall Deborah Wilson
Construction Begins on New Schools

Construction of our two new elementary schools, Boyd E. Smith and Seipelt, began after school let out on May 22. The goal is to have the buildings under roof in December of this year. So far, lots of dirt is being moved as the land at each site is being graded and prepared for the foundation. 

 

At Boyd E. Smith,the evaluation of existing utilities revealed that the existing water main along Jer Les Drive does not have adequate capacity to serve the proposed school building.  In order to resolve this issue, a new 8" water main will be installed within the public right-of-way of Jer Les Drive beginning on June 29. The path of connecting these utilities extends from the school, along Jer Les Drive, and out to Branch Hill Guinea Road.

 

We will post progress of the construction on our website at milfordschools.org on the "New Building Project" page located on the quick links section of the home page. 
Central Office Changes for 2015-16

At the Board of Education meeting on May 21, Mrs. Nancy House was approved as the new Assistant Superintendent and Director of Human Resources, effective August 1, 2015. She is replacing Mr. Tim Ackermann, who is leaving the district to become Superintendent of Kings Local Schools. 

 

 "Mrs. House has done an outstanding job in her position as Secondary Curriculum Director and I expect a seamless transition to this new position where she will continue to support teachers to help all of our students succeed," Dr. Farrell said. 


 

In other changes, Mr. Todd Wells, current Assistant Principal at MJHS, will become the Special Educator Coordinator for the district. Mr. Wells was the Special Educator Coordinator for Milford for two years before joining the junior high school team in 2013. He is replacing Diane Parrett.

New Faces on MHS Administrative Team

Milford High School will have some new faces in leadership positions for the 2015-16 school year.  Ernie House is retiring after 10 years as the principal of the Ninth Grade Community (NGC), two years as NGC coordinator, and 13 years as a teacher in the Milford Schools and MHS principal Mark Lutz is returning to the classroom to teach social studies at Milford High School.

 

Josh Kauffman
Adam Reed
In May, the district announced that current Indian Hill Middle School principal Josh Kauffman will become the next principal of Milford High School. Adam Reed, current Milford High School assistant principal, has been named the principal of the NGC. Since 2013, he has been assistant principal at the high school where he works with the sophomore class. He has seen firsthand how freshman leave the NGC prepared for the rest of high school.

 

Robyn Jordan
Misty Goetz
Two new assistant principals, Misty Goetz and Robyn Jordan, have been hired at the high school; one to replace Adam Reed and one in a newly created position. The high school team will now have three assistant principals to help better serve large class sizes of more than 500 students enabling administrators to develop stronger connections with both parents and students. Each assistant principal, including current assistant principal Tom Willson, will be assigned to a grade level, sophomore through seniors, and will follow that class through to graduation.

 

To read more about the new team, click here.

Athletic Achievers

Congratulations to our coaches and athletes who earned top ECC honors! Go Eagles!


ECC Spring Coaches of the Year

BASEBALL: Tom Kilgore (Milford)

SOFTBALL: Christy Gregory (Milford)

 

ECC Spring Players of the Year

BASEBALL: Brad Hall (Milford)

SOFTBALL: Kelsey Seitz (Milford)
 

ECC Spring Conference Champions

BASEBALL: Milford Eagles

SOFTBALL: Milford Lady Eagles

 

Junior Clare Cartheuser set the new MHS discus throw record and was the Eastern Cincinnati Conference champion in the discus event. She advanced to the state meet on June 6 after placing 4th at the Division I regionals. Clare finished 10th in discus at state and earned a new school record of 122'5". In boys track, Senior David DiSilvestro also claimed the district championship title with a first place finish in the 300 meter hurdles and advanced to the regional finals where his season ended.

Junior Kelly Noll was honored by the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame with its annual Free Throw Shooting Champion Award of Distinction. She received the award for making the highest percentage of free throws (86%) of all players in the Greater Cincinnati area this season! 

Community Service this Summer

Creating a culture of meaningful service within the district is the mission of Milford High School's new service recognition program. Beginning on January 1, 2015 all students in grades 7-12 can be recognized for the community service they complete for non-profit organizations outside of school hours. 


Services hours can now be tracked over a student's school career enabling the district to recognize students with two levels of National Awards: The Jefferson Award and the President's Volunteer Service Award. 

Students in grades 7-12 can track hours through the verification form found on our website at the following link: http://www.milfordschools.org/milford-high-school/service_program-39/

 

Students can turn forms into the main office of the junior high or high school. Students giving 20+ hours to any non-profit before December 31, 2015 will earn national recognition at the awards ceremonies in April. 


 
The following link is a helpful resource for finding volunteer opportunities is  www.volunteermatch.org.

Summer Free Family/Community Swim

This summer, community/open swim sessions at Milford High School's pool will be held for families that reside in the Milford School District and are free of charge. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Waiver of liability forms must be completed at the pool prior to swimming. 

Click here for the summer swim hours.

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

Zach Strief "Dream Big" Foundation

9th Annual Football Camp

Zach Strief's "Dream Big" Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities to children in the form of educational growth and life skills lessons coming from positive role models.

 

Dates: Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Milford High School Athletic Fields 
Cost: Free
Enrollment: Student athletes entering 3rd through 8th grades are eligible to attend.

 

Zach Strief will be present both days of camp!

Click here for registration and details.(Flyer includes registration forms)

AAA Driving School Summer Class 

Session II Available at Milford High School

The AAA Driving School offered to Milford students in June was so well received by students and parents, a second class will be offered in August!  Summer Session II will be taught by licensed AAA Driving Instructor, Mr. Dan Williams, from

8:30am-12:30pm on the following dates:  August 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10, 2015.  After completing a minimum of 2 hours of classroom instruction, students may begin completion of their required 8-hours of in-car training which is scheduled in 2 hour sessions. 

 

The total cost for this convenient, comprehensive training program is $425, which includes:

  • 24 hours classroom driving instruction
  • 8 hours in-car driver's training
  • 1 year AAA associate membership (upon completion of the class)
Link to Professional Graduation Photos

Keiser photography has set up a direct link to view and purchase photographs from Milford's graduation ceremony. All the photographs are in order as they graduated at this link: http://eagles15.keiserphotography.com/

Check out our Community Flyers section on the district website for upcoming summer camps and community programs in everything from volleyball to robotics to art. 
Back to School!

Is it too soon to worry about next school year? The first day of the 2015-16 school year is Thursday, August 20, 2015. By the end of June, supply lists for our schools will be posted on our website at www.milfordschools.org.

 

Have a wonderful summer!