Highlights of 10/15/15 school board meeting

Where can you get information on school board candidates?
Board approves October 2015 Five-Year Forecast
What would Don Lykins’ priorities cost?
Proven records will continue to take Milford forward by George Lucas
Help return the team by Debbie Marques
Does size really matter? by Gary Knepp
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

  • A few weeks ago, all 480 freshmen participated in Re-Do Day, coming together to break down barriers and understand each other better. It was a huge success, with parents and students alike citing the benefits to the new perceptions gained.
  • MHS has also been approved as an AP Capstone school beginning next school year. The AP Capstone program is a 2-year program that develops skills in independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communications. Milford is one of only 8 schools in Ohio who have been selected to offer the program. Others locally are Indian Hill, Oak Hills, St. Ursula, Walnut Hills and Wyoming.
  • New MHS principal Josh Kauffman instituted a new tradition this year. At the Fall Sports Senior Night, not only were our senior athletes and band members recognized, but also our scholars: 13 seniors were recognized who have achieved AP Scholar with Distinction (an average score of 3.5 on all exams and scores of 3+ on 5 or more exams), including two National Merit Commended Students and one National Merit Semi-Finalist. As senior year finishes, even more students will become AP Scholars with Distinction, and some may achieve National AP Scholar recognition. Congratulations to all our talented and, most importantly, hard-working students!
  • Red Ribbon Week started Friday, October 23 and runs through Saturday, October 31. This is a drug and violence prevention effort where students are encouraged to stand up for a drug-free community and lifelong education on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The week kicked off with a film, “The Anonymous People,” a documentary about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. This Thursday, October 29, a presentation called “A Night of Hope & Healing” will present the science of addiction; testimonials from loved ones who have suffered loss; and a memorial dedicated to those we have lost because of drug addition. The presentation will take place in the MHS cafeteria from 6:30-8:30 pm. It is free and refreshments will be served.
  • Constrution on the new elementaries continues on track. It’s easy to see how far we’ve come if you drive down Rt. 131 and look at the Seipelt property from the road. Rest assured just about equal progress is being made on each building.

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