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SHRINITHI SURESHKUMAR IS THE APRIL DISTRICT STUDENT OF THE MONTH
The Miamisburg City Schools April District Student of the Month is Shrinithi Sureshkumar. Shrinithi is a second grader at Bauer Elementary School who exemplifies the April featured asset of Cultural Competence (#34). Shrinithi was nominated by her teacher Mrs. Jennifer Jenkins.
Shrinithi Sureshkumar is an exemplary second grade student at Bauer Elementary. While only a resident of the United States since this summer, Shrinithi has demonstrated cultural competence of her classroom and peers since her first day at Bauer Elementary. Throughout the course of the year, she has increased her knowledge and understanding of the American culture and the many diverse customs of her classmates. Instead of dwelling on the differences between herself and her peers, Shrinithi has instead embraced her new environment with amazing success. Prior to the beginning of the school year, she knew only minimal English. However, Shrinithi now frequently participates in class discussions, and her thoughtful responses truly enhance the lessons I teach. She has made many new friends both in our classroom and throughout Bauer Elementary. It is clear that even at a young age Shrinithi understands the importance of acknowledging and accepting different cultures.
As previously stated, Shrinithi demonstrates her commitment to tolerance and cultural acceptance on multiple levels. She constantly offers to help myself and others with tasks ranging from keeping the classroom clean to being a partner to a child without one. While Shrinithi has fervently chosen to adapt to and expand her knowledge of the American culture, she is also willing to share the customs of her past experiences in the country of India. She recently shared Mehndi, the traditional Indian art of henna painting on the hands with our class. Her and her twin brother Sudharsan often attempt to explain Indian holidays to our class, knowledge that enhances their peers' understanding of the world outside the Miamisburg community. In addition, Shrinithi recently introduced herself to two new Indian students from another second grade class who speak very little English. It is this compassionate, kind, and humble behavior that enable Shrinithi 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.
Shrinithi’s teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Jenkins, says “Shrinithi’s commitment to expanding her knowledge of different cultures has truly been a breath of fresh air in our classroom.” Shrinithi’s positive attitude has translated into amazing academic progress. Mrs. Jenkins has seen outstanding growth in Shrinithi’s reading, writing, and spoken language skills. Perhaps such success can be attributed to the warm and encouraging support Shiriniti is given by her parents. Both individuals have maintained open communication with the classroom teacher, and have clearly encouraged their daughter to be open and accepting of all around her. Although the Bauer Arts and Crafts Fair is not a requirement in second grade, Shrinithi planned and created a project for the event. She has adjusted well to the demands of her new culture. This flexibility and openness is demonstrated each day on the playground, as Shrinithi plays with the many diverse friends she has made over the course of the past eight months.
Shrinithi Sureshkumar is truly deserving of the Miamisburg City Schools District Student of the Month award. Her openness to others and genuine kindness make our classroom and community a better place to live and learn. Shrinithi’s commitment to cultural competence is a value to be commended.
Congratulations to Shrinithi and all of our building Students of the Month.
Other Miamisburg Student of the Month building representatives can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
Miamisburg had six teams compete in the Destination Imagination Ohio State Competition Saturday, April 16th at the Mount Vernon High School and Middle School Complex in Mount Vernon, OH. We are so proud of their achievements! Results are as follows:
Senior Level Challenge B
First Place and continuing to Global Finals: Miamisburg High School managed by Robin Timpe and Christine Clayton with team members Blake Boyd, Anna Skudlarek, Brady Timpe, Lauren Toadvine, and Myron Wullenweber
Senior Level Challenge C
Eleventh Place: Miamisburg High School managed by Lisa Levan with team members Serina Gibson, Maycie Griffin, Grace Levan, and Jake Riffel
Middle Level Challenge D
Second Place and continuing to Global Finals: The Marvelous MiamICEburgers from MMS managed by Donna and Jim Fontaine and Mike Burke with team members Lillian Arthur, Cole Boyd, Jenna Burke, Ethan Elking, Khadija Fatima, Alex LeBlanc, and Jonathan Sulgrove
Senior Level Challenge D
Second Place and continuing to Global Finals: If It Fits, It Skits from MHS managed by Christine Clayton and Robin Timpe with team members Blake Boyd, Alissa Cook, and Brady Timpe
Middle Level Challenge E
Second Place and continuing to Global Finals: Straight Outta Miamisburg from MMS managed by Rob and Jennifer Thompson with team members Chrys Alobwede, Alex Knapp, Mason Lucas, Julian McCray, David Noel, Aiden Tallet, and Josh Thompson
Middle Level Project Outreach
First Place and continuing to Global Finals: The Marvelous MiamICEburgers from MMS managed by Donna and Jim Fontaine and Mike Burke) with team members Lillian Arthur, Cole Boyd, Jenna Burke, Ethan Elking, Khadija Fatima, Alex LeBlanc, and Jonathan Sulgrove.
Best of luck to the five teams continuing on to Global Finals next month in Knoxville, TN, where they will be competing against more than 1,400 teams from 16 countries!
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.
|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)|