Pictured with JCE Principal Dale Geyer is Sergeant Bill Jones from the Miami Township Police Department. Sergeant Jones spoke with JCE students about the B.A.R.K. chart, specifically "Respecting Others." Sergeant Jones has 17 years in law enforcement and served our country as part of the United States Marine Corps.
Sharon Angel will serve as the 2017 Board of Education President. Mrs. Angel has served as President twice before...in 2008 and 2012. She replaced Kathleen Bates, who served as President in 2016. Mayor Dick Church performed the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday, January 10th at the Board's annual Organizational Meeting, where he also swore-in Christopher Amsler, who will serve as Vice-President. Pictured at right are Mayor Dick Church, Vice-President Christopher Amsler, President Sharon Angel, State Representative Niraj Antani.
Ohio public school districts are required to administer a state-funded college and career readiness test to students in the Spring of their junior year. This requirement begins with the current junior class, the class of 2018. Miamisburg High School will administer the ACT to all juniors on Tuesday, March 21st during the school day. All juniors will be required to participate in this administration of the ACT. The results of this ACT administration can be used for students college applications. It is state-funded and will not cost anything for the students. Testing on March 21st will begin immediately at the start of the school day and will take approximately 4 to 4.5 hours to complete. Students will be permitted to leave school at the completion of the test administration. Students who do not have transportation home immediately following the test administration will be served lunch and remain in the building until the end of the school day.
The Miamisburg City Schools December District Student of the Month is Sean Seacatt. Sean is an eighth grader at Miamisburg Middle School who was nominated by counselor Bonita Belton. "For December, Miamisburg MIddle School focused on Asset #24 - Bonding to School : Young Person Cares About His or Her School. We also incorporated with Asset #24 the word CARING as our building character word for the month with the definition of : Young Person Shows Concern and Consideration for Others. These attributes are common among many of our MMS Students and are easily recognized in one of our 8th grade students, Sean Seacatt.
Sean has bonded well to school the last 2 ½ years as an MMS student. This year has been a standout for Sean as a wonderful support for many of his 8th grade peers. Early in the school year Sean volunteered to sit in the conference room each day at lunch with a student who had surgery and for physical reasons was not able to eat in the cafeteria. With Sean’s lead the two of them formed a safe place for new students who were having difficulty transitioning with the move to a new school. It was such a positive experience for the new students that the opportunity to sit and dine with Sean was extended to a few other MMS students who were having difficulty finding a social fit. Sean taught new lunch friends how to play chess, card games, and freely opened up communication to make everyone feel part of a group. When the opportunity opened up for the transition back into the cafeteria Sean kept the group together and took it a step farther. If he saw someone who appeared to be struggling socially in the cafeteria he asked if they would like to sit with him at his lunch table. He has made it a personal mission this year to make sure other students feel like they are part of a group.
Along with helping to make the cafeteria a socially engaging opportunity for many students who once felt isolated he applies the same “include others” philosophy in class. If a classmate drops books or other items on the floor Sean is the first person to lend a helping hand. If any of his peers appear to be having difficulty with classroom assignments Sean will ask if they need help. He provides a great deal of assistance in his technology class helping others import and export files. Math class allows Sean’s caring personality to thrive; daily he helps struggling students needing additional support better understand new math concepts.
Sean is an “A” student with perfect attendance who uses his time wisely. When he has free time in class it is spent helping others. Not only does Sean help with the social and academic needs of his peers, he volunteers his time helping his teachers. He helps wipe down the tables and set up labs for his Science teacher, and punches holes in papers for student binders in his SS teacher’s classroom. Sean has ELA the last period of the day and cleans the teacher’s wipe board, wipes the desks, and helps straighten the desks and chairs to prepare the room for the next day.
When Sean is not busy helping and caring for others at school he is an active participant in the Miamisburg Band Program. He plays the Baritone Saxaphone in the middle school concert band and the Tenor Sax in the High School Marching Band. This year he performed at High School Football games and many local and state band competitions. Sean is currently conditioning with this teammates on his club baseball team “Star City Lightening” and is looking forward to the upcoming season.
It is evident to all who know him that Sean Seacatt has done an amazing job Bonding to School - Asset #24 while also encompassing the MMS Character Word for the Month - CARING. Sean is a young man who has found the balance of doing what he needs to do for his own success while extending the time and effort to assist others. We are thankful to have him as a student and look forward to all that this young man will be able to accomplish in his years to come."
Other Miamisburg Schools' Building Students of the Month can be viewed at the right of this article. Congratulations to Sean and all of our districts Students of the Month!