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THANK YOU TO THE MIAMISBURG ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The Miamisburg Schools would like to thank the Miamisburg High School Alumni Association for their generous donation from the proceeds raised through their 1st annual golf outing. We received a $1,000 check for Destination Imagination and a $1,000 check to go toward our teacher mini-grants. We appreciate the kindness and generosity of this group.
MIAMISBURG STUDENTS HONOR VETERANS
Many of the buildings in the Miamisburg School District held events on Tuesday, November 11th to honor area Veterans as well as many who could not be there that day. Each student at Mark Twain Elementary School made a placemat for Thanksgiving specifically for the 25th AMU squadron stationed at Osan Air Base in South Korea. These men and women are stationed there for at least a year without their families. Many of them work on airplanes or in other roles that support the 25th Fighter Squadron of A-10 airplanes. Their squadron mascot is the "Draggins" (yes, that is how they spell it) and their motto is "Pil Sung!" which is Korean for "certain victory." Their squadron colors are green and yellow. After the meal they will be playing a football game against the pilots so students were encouraged to write stuff to pump them up for the game.
At Bauer Elementary School, Veterans were honored with a recognition ceremony, parade and special treats. Students, teachers and guests met in the multi-purpose room where the Veterans introduced themselves, named their area of service and what year they served. Most of the veterans had children or grandchildren attending Bauer, but Mr. Ryan was a returning Veteran whose daughter attended Bauer several years ago. A moment of silence to remember fallen soldiers and a poem read by Mrs. Horvat followed the introductions. After the ceremony, students, who had veteran family members, greeted them and walked with them through a sea of applauding students, teachers and guests as they made their way through the halls to the library for refreshment and pictures. Bauer has been recognizing their Veterans for several years now and plan to continue this tradition for years to come. One veteran commented with tears in his eyes that he felt more valued and recognized at Bauer’s ceremony than he did when he returned from war.
KINDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S FUEL UP TO PLAY 60
Kinder Elementary School held their Fuel Up To Play 60 Kick Off Assembly Tuesday, November 18th. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives. Fuel Up to Play 60 helps students make positive changes in their schools by improving opportunities to consume nutrient-rich foods and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The ultimate goal is to ensure changes made at school are sustainable and compliments – not competes with – an academics-focused environment.
Students talked to former Miamisburg Viking and current Denver Bronco David Bruton via FaceTime. David explained to the students the importance of eating healthy and exercising. He issued the students a challenge. If 200 students would sign up to particpate in the program, Kinder could hold a drawing. Two students will win 4 tickets each for the Bengals vs. Broncos game to be held December 22nd. He also promised to sign the jersey he was wearing and send it to the Kinder students to hang in their building.
Also in attendance were representatives from the girls' and boys' basketball teams, as well as the cheerleaders and Victor the Viking. MHS student athletes Adam Giles and Rylie Parkhurst told the students how eating healthy helps fuel them to get through their busy days of school, practice, homework, etc. The assembly closed with the cheerleaders, athletes, students and staff working out to Zumba!
MIAMISBURG SCHOOLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION RECEPTION
The Miamisburg Schools Education Foundation Advisory Board members held their annual reception at Miamisburg High School Monday, November 17th. The focus of the night was celebrating the 30th anniversary of the organization. All the past and current members of the Foundation Advisory Board were recognized and thanked for the time they have spent with the board.
Community members who donate $500 or more in a calendar year will earn a leaf on the giving tree that is located in the atrium of Miamisburg High School. The Miamisburg Schools Education Foundation awards 65 scholarships to MHS seniors each year totaling more than $50,000. Since inception, more than $450,000 in scholarships and over $100,000 in teacher mini grants have been awarded.
If you have any questions regarding the Miamisburg Schools Education Foundation or would like more information, please call 937.866.3381.
THE OCTOBER DISTRICT STUDENT OF THE MONTH IS CAITLIN SIKORA
Caitlin Sikora is an exemplary second grade student at Bauer Elementary. Caitlin constantly strives to exceed expectations, and demonstrates her commitment to learning on a daily basis. Throughout the school day, Caitlin serves as a role model for her peers. She remains on task during instruction, and is actively engaged in her learning on multiple levels. Caitlin often participates in class discussions, and her thoughtful responses truly foster understanding in her classmates’ comprehension of material. She is always prepared for class, and her homework is consistently neat and accurate. It is clear that even at a young age Caitlin understands the importance of academic success and her own role in achieving it.
As previously stated, Caitlin demonstrates her commitment to learning on multiple levels. She uses her time wisely in class, and makes resourceful decisions on activities to choose when her assignments are completed. Caitlin often quietly assists peers who are struggling in an unassuming and respectful way. Her classmates truly see her as a friend who is willing to lend a helping hand when needed. It is her humble, kind personality that enables Caitlin to serve as a positive role model for all around her. Her exemplary behavior has already been recognized several times by Bauer staff members as part of the building’s Viking Values positive behavior program.
Caitlin’s teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Jenkins, says “Caitlin’s commitment to learning is truly a breath of fresh air in our classroom.” Caitlin goes above and beyond grade level expectations. Although the science fair is not a requirement in second grade, Caitlin is in the process of planning and developing an experiment she will present during the event. Caitlin has adjusted well to the demands of a new grade level. She is able to independently record all assignments in her student planner. She clearly recognizes that school commitments take precedence over outside activities. Although Caitlin is actively involved in Girl Scouts and enjoys roller skating with her friends, she still manages to come to school prepared for lessons and tests. This outstanding commitment to learning is evident in the academic success. Caitlin has already demonstrated during the first quarter of the school year.
Caitlin Sikora is truly deserving of the Miamisburg City Schools District Student of the Month award. She is a sweet, caring little girl whose work ethic and effort only fuel the vast potential she already possesses. Caitlin’s commitment to learning is a value to be commended.
Congratulations to Caitlin and all of our building Student of the Month selections. All of the honorees can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom page.
MHS OUTDOOR COMPLEX PROJECT INFORMATION
Miamisburg School District is seeking private donations to fund an outdoor complex and to renovate the high school campus. For more information, please click on this link. Remember to check back frequently for updates.
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MIAMISBURG EMPLOYEES "MAKE A DIFFERENCE"!
The Miamisburg City School District has an excellent staff. We want to recognize our staff's everyday accomplishments. Employees nominate a staff member who exemplify 40 Assets by supporting the healthy development of our students or a staff member who demonstrates Best Practices. Selected staff members are recognized at a board meeting, on this website, on the District calendar or in the Viking Voice. Throughout this school year, our community will be able to read about some of the things our staff do to "Make A Difference". Visit this site often to see our 2014-15 recipients.
Our most recent honorees include: Bear Elementary School teachers Laura Alig and Elizabeth Kasten (nominated by Molly Mahoney); Maddux-Lang teacher Theresa Testori (nominated by Molly Stahl, Kim Helms and Terri Dinkelaker); Maddux-Lang Aide Kathy Berger (nominated by Amy James); and Technology Department's Curt Pearson (nominated by Eileen Zech). Thank you to all of our honorees for everything that they do for the Miamisburg City School District!
|Laura Alig||Elizabeth Kasten||Theresa Testori|
|Kathy Berger||Curt Pearson|