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FOUR MIAMISBURG DESTINATION IMAGINATION TEAMS HEADED TO GLOBAL FINALS IN FIVE CHALLENGES
All three Miamisburg Destination Imagination teams that qualified for the Ohio State Competition on April 11, 2015, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, won first place in their five challenges and will be progressing on to Destination Imagination Global Finals 2015.
The Miamisburg High School team managed by Robin Timpe and including participants Blake Boyd, Collin Rambacher, Amanda Sandstrom, Brady Timpe, and Myron Wullenweber won first place in Challenge A: Creature Feature and received a perfect score for their efforts in this challenge. Additionally, the team won first place in Challenge B: Making Waves and will continue to Global Finals competing in both events.
The MHS team managed by Donna Fontaine, Christine Clayton, and Mike Burke and including participants Evan Burke, Luke Chalfont, Owen Clayton, and Alissa Cook won first place in Challenge D: The Improv Games and also received a perfect score. They will progress on to global competition in this challenge.
Another MHS team managed by Donna Fontaine, Christine Clayton, and Mike Burke and including participants Evan Burke, Luke Chalfont, Owen Clayton, Alissa Cook, Ryan Leedy, and Ethan Price won first place in Project Outreach: Brand Aid and will continue to Global Finals competition.
The Miamisburg Middle School team, known as the Marvelous MiamisBurgers and sponsored by Donna and Jim Fontaine and Betsie Naylor, placed first at the middle school level in Project Outreach: Brand Aid and will continue competition at the global level. The team includes participants Cole Boyd, Jenna Burke, Ethan Elking, Alex LeBlanc, Tyler LeBlanc, and Laynee Sanger.
Donna Fontaine, a Miamisburg Team Manager for 20 years who has taken 36 challenges to Global Finals, stated, “Now the fun really starts! DI teams are working twice as hard and are so excited to get the chance to interact with the top teams from around the world.” Robin Timpe, Team Manager for Miamisburg for the past 9 years, added, “DI is a place where creativity and thinking outside the norm is encouraged and celebrated. Globals is where DI teams get to do that with kids from all over the world! It's an amazing week!” Teams have been working on their challenges since September and will continue practicing for their final competition of the year in addition to fundraising to ensure all members can travel to Global Finals to compete. Donations are gladly accepted to help with these expenses.
Destination Imagination Global Finals will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 20-23, 2015. Last year, more than 16,000 attendees from 45 U.S. states and 14 countries participated in Global Finals, and event organizers expect Global Finals 2015 to be even larger.
Miamisburg Destination Imagination Alumni Team Headed to Global Finals for Ninth Year
The Miamisburg High School Alumni Destination Imagination Team, called The Dynasty, is competing at Destination Imagination Global Finals for the ninth and last time this year as members are aging out of competitive eligibility. Team members include college students Betsie Naylor, Greg Pelfrey, John Fontaine, Tyler Burke, Raheem Uqdah, Zac Mathis, and Megan Seivert. Miamisburg City Schools wishes these alumni the best of luck in their last competition and thanks them for the amazing legacy they have created for Miamisburg Destination Imagination!
March 5, 2015 Press Release – The Miamisburg City School District is excited to announce a generous pledge from the Kettering Heath Network (KHN) and Sycamore Medical Center (SMC) to support the district’s Campus Quest Project.
KHN/SMC, a longtime partner and supporter of many events in the Miamisburg community, has made a pledge of support. “Sycamore Medical Center is especially proud to help contribute to this worthwhile project,” said Walter Sackett, Senior Vice President of Sycamore Medical Center. “Sycamore is committed to supporting Miamisburg residents’ health and wellness needs. This sports complex is an extension of our commitment to serve the people of Miamisburg.”
“This partnership will help create a campus style facility that will contribute to the athletic, academic, and wellness opportunities for our students and staff, as well as for the entire school community”, said Dr. David Vail, Superintendent. With this donation, the district plans to proceed with construction on the new 5,400 seat stadium and improvements to the existing facilities as part of the initial phase of the development.
Pledges from area businesses, community members, and private citizens have exceeded $1.6 million. “We are thrilled with the success of fundraising initiatives and look forward to bringing this dream to reality,” said Jason Osborne, Athletic Director. Committee members are working hard to secure additional funding to complete the first phase of the project prior to the 2016-2017 school year. “This is going to happen! Now is the time we need our entire community to contribute to this exciting improvement to our campus,” added Osborne.
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STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN STATE TESTING
Federal and state laws require all districts and schools to test all students in specific grades and courses. There is no law that allows a parent or student to opt out of state testing and there is no state test opt-out procedure or form. If a parent withdraws his or her child’s participation in certain state tests, there may be consequences for the child, the child’s teacher, and the school and district. READ MORE
New graduation requirements will take effect with the Class of 2018. These are students who enter ninth grade for the first time in the 2014-2015 school year. The new requirements did not change the courses or number of course credits required for students to be eligible for graduation. The requirements changed the state testing process students will engage in during their high school career and the graduation points they will earn on seven end-of-course exams.
Students will take end-of-course exams in English 9, English 10, Algebra I, Geometry, Physical Science, American History and American Government. The end-of-course exams (EOCE) consist of two parts, one given 75% of the way through the school year and 90% of the way through the school year. Students will participate in the EOCE related to their currently enrolled courses. Read the full article here.
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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 and Kinder Counselor Monique Hobbs (nominated by Ron Snell and Nancy Greggerson); Mark Twain Aide Ann Kniess (nominated by Lindsey Escobar and Shannon Lintner; and District IT John Lay (nominated by Molly Mahoney). Thank you to all of our honorees for everything that they do for the Miamisburg City School District!
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