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BROOKLYN COTTON IS THE MAY MIAMISBURG DISTRICT STUDENT OF THE MONTH
The Miamisburg City Schools May District Student of the Month
As we approach the end of another school year, there are many students who are counting down the days and having a hard time finding motivation to put effort into their school assignments. It is not uncommon to see students daydreaming of summer days and a break from school.
Brooklyn Cotton, however, has put forth tremendous effort this year in fourth grade and continues to demonstrate a strong sense of engagement at Mark Twain Elementary. She begins each day by greeting her teachers and classmates with a bright, cheerful smile and eagerly begins assignments without prompting. She can be counted on to take her time when working on assignments and regularly checks her work for accuracy. Neat handwriting and thoughtful, evidence based responses demonstrate Brooklyn’s attention to detail.
In daily situations in the classroom and throughout the school, Brooklyn models a high level of school engagement by setting a positive example for others. She has an excellent attendance record and has maintained straight A’s all year this year. Brooklyn volunteered to give up her recess to help with our school penny drive to collect change for our Pennies for Patients Events to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She also helps with school and PTA events, working with other students to help decorate our school. In class, Brooklyn reaches out to other students who are in need of a friend or a helping hand. Without being asked, she frequently invites other students to join her learning group and patiently works through challenging assignments with peers who are struggling to comprehend content. Brooklyn has an admirable compassion for others and her kindness is a gift to all who interact with her.
In addition to her impressive academic and behavior record, Brooklyn is involved with cheerleading outside of school. She is able to successfully balance practices and competitions without compromising her high expectations with school responsibilities.
Brooklyn Cotton is a respectful, responsible member of our Mark Twain community and her positive attitude and splendid efforts are worthy of recognition!
Other Miamisburg Schools' Student of the Month representatives can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
MIAMISBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVES DP&L REBATE
Miamisburg City Schools received an energy efficiency rebate in the amount of $117,467.50 from Dayton Power & Light (DP&L). The rebate is a result of the district’s partnership with DP&L, Waibel Energy Systems, and the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council to reduce energy costs without the need for new equipment or capital improvements using a program named On Board. The district achieved this success by instituting energy conservation measures at the district building level, which was monitored over a 12-month period, and through this plan the district was successful in:
a. Reducing the district school building baseline energy cost from $1.08 to $.92 per square foot
b. Reducing electricity consumption by 16.3 percent
c. Increasing the number of Energy Star approvable buildings from two to seven
The On Board program consisted of 32 schools districts throughout the Miami Valley which implemented energy saving measures such as reducing heating and cooling based on occupancy, using energy meters to improve load shedding during nights; weekends; holidays and inclement days such as snow days and programming boilers more effectively. The Miamisburg City School district was one of the largest saving districts participating in this program. DP&L, to date, has given over nine hundred thousand dollars in energy efficiency rebates to school districts participating in the program.
BELIEVE IN OHIO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Believe in Ohio program announced the list of students who were awarded scholarship and awards at its 2nd Annual STEM Commercialization and Business Plan Competition. 144 high school students, from 44 Ohio high schools in 24 counties were selected to receive $500,000 in scholarships and cash awards from participating in the State Competition. Scholarship awards may be used at any Ohio college or university, public or private. As one of the goals of the Believe in Ohio program is to help address Ohio’s “brain drain” challenge and to encourage Ohio high school students to make their futures in Ohio, students who choose to go to college outside of Ohio will receive a $1,000 cash award to be applied towards their education in lieu of a larger Ohio scholarship award.
Believe in Ohio’s State Competition is the culmination of a process that began with competitions at the local high school level qualifying student for a regional competition. As such the plans that were recognized at the State Competition represent the top 2% of all student plans prepared at the local high school level during the 2015-2016 school year.
Believe in Ohio is a program of The Ohio Academy of Science and Entrepreneurial Engagement Ohio that was developed and is managed collaboratively between the two non-profit organizations. Together, these two organizations are teaching students about the linkage between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and entrepreneurship, which traditionally have been viewed as separate disciplines. These disciplines are the key elements to foster innovation and job creation in the 21st Century. The Believe in Ohio program was developed with the support of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and funded by the 130th Ohio General Assembly.
Miamisburg High School had 3 students who competed in the Commercialized Plan category. Sierra Bennett (plans to attend The Ohio State University) earned a $10,000 scholarship with her "Diabetic Management Application". Junior Elijah Borgman earned a $5,000 scholarship with "An Algorithm to Reduce Noise Cancellation in Visible Light Communication" and Nicholas Statzer's "Automatic Reclining Ejection Seat" earned him a $1,000 scholarship. Nicholas plans to attend the University of Cincinnati.
WHY YOU'RE AWESOME
Each time that you filled out a Why You're Awesome slip, that student had his or her name placed on a ticket to be entered into into drawings throughout the year. During the school year, I was able to award candy, tickets to the Plaza Theater, and gift cards to numerous students during each of the three lunches. This program culminated in a final drawing for an iPod touch to be given out during each lunch. Through the generous donation of Tim Melvin from Horace Mann in conjunction with Donor's Choose, MHS was able to give Alycia Berry, Austin Doan, and Rae'Ann Percifull new iPod touches (pictured below with Mr. Townsend).
ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF MHS STUDENTS IN CLASSES OF 2018 AND 2019
Miamisburg High School students in the graduating classes of 2018 and 2019 are participating in Ohio’s State Tests during the months of April and May of 2016. Students will participate in a total of seven (7) Ohio State Tests also known as end-of-course exams earning graduation points based on their performance level on these tests. The seven (7) tests students are required to participate in are Algebra I, Geometry, English I, English II, Biology, US History, and American Government. Each of these tests is worth up to five (5) points based on the student’s performance.
Students beginning with the class of 2018 are required to earn a minimum of eighteen (18) graduation points through their end-of-course exams. A minimum score of four (4) in English Language Arts, four (4) in math, and six (6) in science and social studies combined must be achieved within the total of eighteen points.
Students are able to retake an Ohio State Test at anytime during a specified testing window. As a District, we are recommending students scoring a one (1) or two (2) on any test to retake it during the next testing window attempting a higher score. The next window for high school students to retake tests is July 18-July 29, 2016. The District will not receive student scores from Spring testing until June 30, 2016. Due to the lack of time between receiving scores and the next testing window, you will receive a phone call the first or second week of July if we feel your child should participate in a retake of an Ohio State Test during the summer testing window.
The summer Ohio State Test schedule is listed below. All test sessions will be 8:30am-12:00pm.
Monday, July 18 English I
Tuesday, July 19 English II
Wednesday, July 20 Algebra I
Thursday, July 21 Geometry
Monday, July 25 American History
Tuesday, July 26 Biology
Wednesday, July 27 Make-ups
If you have any questions, call Stacie Moore at (937)866-3381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 2015-16 recipients.
|Dustin Wade (center)||Gleda Byrge (center)|
|Debbie Carmichael (left)||Maggie Critchfield (center)|
|Bill Issenmann||Tammy Lentz (right)|
|Jen Noble||Doug Shade|
|Cathy Williams (center)||Lisa Walker (left)|
|Brenda Hibberd (right)||Angie Donisi (center)|
|Austin Downing||Zack Cline|
|Michele Leber (left)||Kelly Kinsey (right)|
|Melissa Wurst (center)||Chris House (left)|
|Lew Ogan (left)||Missy Mitchell (left)|
|JANA BOSTLEMAN (center)||HILARY PERKINS (right)|
|APRIL COLVIN (right)||SHELLIE MCINTOSH (left)|