February 28, 2017 - Columbus – A recent financial audit of the Miamisburg City School District (Montgomery County) by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean audit report. The district’s excellent record keeping has qualified it for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction.
“While a school district’s primary concern is its students, it must also remain accountable to taxpayers,” Auditor Yost said. “Accurate record keeping is clearly a priority for Miamisburg, and I am proud to present it with this award.”
The Auditor of State Award with Distinction is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:
• The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in the form of a CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report);
• The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
• The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to:
o Ethics referrals
o Questioned costs less than $10,000
o Lack of timely report submission
o Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit
o Findings for recovery less than $100
o Public meetings or public records
• No other financial or other concerns exist that involve eligible entity.
Congratulations to Treasurer/CFO Tina Hageman and her staff of Marilyn Cooper, Nicole Funderburg, Pam Bell and Nicole Meier!
The Miamisburg City Schools' February District Student of the Month is Camryn Vongsy. Camryn is a fifth grader at Bauer Elementary School who was nominated by her teacher Mindy Inloes. Camryn was chosen for best exemplifying Asset #30 - Responsibility - Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility. Mrs Inloes said "I’ve had the great pleasure of having Camryn Vongsy in my 5th grade class this year. When thinking of who to nominate for the asset of “Responsibility”, Camryn was without a doubt, the best candidate for that nomination. There are many ways that Camryn demonstrates responsibility here at Bauer Elementary.
We have been in school for over six months now, and she has not missed even a single homework assignment all year. Her work is always of high quality with good penmanship. Each day at school, she listens carefully to all directions and consistently follows through with all assignments, and classroom rules and routines. Because of her diligence, Camryn has earned the distinction of A/B Honor Roll for all quarters since the third grade.
Camryn also has exceptional attendance each year. She had perfect attendance her entire third grade year, only missed a few days in the fourth grade, and has perfect attendance so far this year. She comes to school each day ready to learn.
This year, she is helping a first grade boy with his homework. She spends 10-15 minutes of her recess (three days per week) working with him. Her dedication and selflessness is providing this boy with not only educational support, but emotional support as well. His first grade teacher says he is always eager to see her, and she has developed quite a bond with him.
I spoke to Camryn’s fourth grade teacher and told her that I was nominating Camryn and her response sums up this nomination to a tee, “Camryn is the epitome of the perfect role model"."
Other Miamisburg Schools Student of the Month building representatives can be viewed to the right of this page. Congratulations to all of our Student of the Month representatives!
Miamisburg High School students participated in the Breast Cancer Foundation and the Breast Cancer Task Force Video Contests. This competition was created to inform women and men of the importance of early detection. Each year, high school students all around the Miami Valley are encouraged to participate by making a PSA (Public Service Announcement) on Breast Cancer Awareness. Scholarships are awarded to the top 10 winners (first prize is $2,000) and each school receives a $250 award for its top video as well.
This year, Miamisburg senior Media Arts student Aliese Hewitt took first place in the judging category, earning a $1,000 scholarship. Her video can be seen here. Other Miamisburg winners include: Maggie Drury, who took third place in the judging category and earned a $300 scholarship (Click here to see her video), Juniors Mackenzie Bruns and Molly Suter tallied the 3rd most YouTube hits and earned a $300 scholarship (Click here to see their video),and Juniors Gracie Fisher and Kaitlyn Unroe tallied the 4th most YouTube hits and earned a $200 scholarship (Click here to see their video).
In total, Miamisburg Media Arts students took home $1,700 in scholarships. The contests is chaired by former Miamisburg Teacher Nancy Hamilton along with her husband Jim. Congratulations to all of our winners!
Bear Elementary School participated in the Read Across America Reading week February 27-March 3. Each day was a different reading theme and had a spirit day linked to the theme. Each morning, a staff/community member read a book to the school. Those in our community who participated included: Bear teacher Matt Sundermann, Mayor Dick Church, Superintendent Dr. David Vail, and Miamisburg Resource Officer Ryan Copsey. The week's festivities concluded with a FaceTime visit from Miamisburg alumnus David Bruton. David had already picked out a book to read and has said he was dressed as a super hero.