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What's Happening at Middletown City Schools
District awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
MCSD was awarded The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).  This is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. 

The certificate was presented to Randall R. Bertram, Treasurer/CFO. Congratulations!
 
Student Handbooks and Code of Conduct now online
In an effort to “go green” and save printing costs, we have made our 2015/16 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct available online. 

You will find the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct on the homepage under parents or students We will no longer print the entire handbook, only the “Acknowledgment Page” that all parents and students must sign acknowledging they have seen the online version. This needs to be returned to the office. After reading through your school’s handbook, please complete this form and return to your child’s teacher.

**If you do not have access to a computer and need a hard copy of this handbook, please contact your child’s school. Thank you!

 
2015 Kindergarten start date

Tuesday, August 11           Teacher work day

Wednesday, August 12      Scheduled student conferences and 
                                        KRA
Thursday, August 13         Scheduled student conferences and 
                                        KRA

Friday, August 14              Scheduled student conferences and KRA
                                                      

Monday, August 17           1st day of school for kindergartners with last names 
                                        beginning A-M

Tuesday, August 18           1st day of school for kindergartners with last names 
                                         beginning N-Z

Wednesday, August 19      All kindergarten students attend school
 
School Supply List for 2015-16 School Year
Click on the school supply link below for grades K-8 school supply list.

Please note***
Every item on the Highview 6th Grade Center list is being provided to each student by Stratford Heights Church of God.  Parents won't have to purchase anything for their 6th grade students.  Thank you Stratford Heights Church of God!

Supplies for MHS will vary depending on course and teacher requirements.  All students should come to school on the first day with paper and pencils.

Click "Read More" for lists.
 
Legislative and State Updates Impact MCSD

Dear Middletown Community:

In late June, the Ohio legislature finalized the state budget bill and made significant changes to state tests for students.  If we have learned anything first-hand it is that what happens at the Statehouse does affects us locally.  Here is an overview of those two items and what they mean for our schools and students.

First, the governor signed into law the state budget bill.  That bill provides funding to Ohio’s schools and represents a key part of our district’s budget each year, especially when funds are so tight.  Over the next two years, we will see some increase from the state.  That increase – although it sounds high at 8% and 7.5% -- is still below what we should be receiving and it does not begin to backfill that loss.  Regardless, we are pleased with any increase as our funds are always very tight and we operate a very lean budget.

Second, the legislature made some changes to state testing in Ohio.  Specifically, the state eliminated the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments entirely.  Instead, and starting with this next school year, students will take the AIR (American Institutes for Research) tests.  The good news is that there will be fewer administrations of the tests.   We are pleased that some progress has been made to minimize the amount of time students spend taking tests.  It means that we can spend more time educating them.

 We will continue to work with our legislators to lobby on behalf of our Middletown City Schools.  Certainly our schools are important to the local economy and to a strong job market.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.  In the meantime, thank you for your continued support of our schools. 

 Sincerely,

Sam Ison

Superintendent  

 
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MHS Speech and Debate Camp
Mon Jul 27 2015
to Thu Jul 30 2015
MHS Speech and Debate Camp
Thu Jul 30 2015
New Teacher Orientation
Tue Aug 4 2015
to Thu Aug 6 2015
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