1210 South Verity Parkway Middletown, Oh 45044
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Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Rosa Parks Elementary News
Parent Teacher Conferences
Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner.  Have you scheduled your meeting?

November 10 - Mayfield Elementary, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
November 12 - Mayfield Elementary, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
November 12 - Miller Ridge Elementary, 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
November 12 - Rosa Parks Elementary, 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
November 16 - Amanda Elementary 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
November 16 - Central Academy 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
November 17 - Miller Ridge Elementary 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
November 17 - Rosa Parks Elementary 4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
November 17 - Central Academy 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
November 18 - Creekview Elementary 4:30 - 7:30 pm
November 18 - Wildwood Elementary 4:30 - 7:30 pm
November 18  - Central Academy
November 19 - Amanda Elementary 4:00 - 7:30 pm
November 19 - Middletown High School 2:00 - 8:00 pm
November 19 - Central Academy
November 20 - Central Academy
November 23 - Creekview Elementary 4:30 - 7:30 pm 
November 23 - Wildwood Elementary  4:30 - 7:30 pm
Middie Marching Band receives Superior rating
Congratulations Middies Marching Band on receiving Superior rating at the OMEA State Finals. Great Day to be a Middie!  http://www.journal-news.com/…/middie-marching-band-s…/npFr4/ 
Public Notice
The Middletown City School District Board of Education hereby gives public notice in accordance with Section (3313.48) of the Ohio Revised Code that The Board of Education will hold a public meeting on the issue of the development of the district calendar for the 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 school years.  The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at the District Administration Offices, located in the City Building at One Donham Plaza, 4th Floor Learning Lab, Middletown, OH.  
Board of Education P.R.I.D.E. Recognition
Congratulations to all recipients recognized at Monday’s Board of Education P.R.I.D.E. Recognition meeting!

Each quarter the district will recognize students and staff through our Board of Education Middie P.R.I.D.E. Recognition Program. The recognition celebration is held during our scheduled BOE meeting at Middletown High School starting at 6:00 pm. The evening provides an opportunity to thank our students and staff for their valuable contributions, dedication, and commitment to our district and the MCSD community.  Each recipient recognized will receive a certificate, T-Shirt and a copy of the letter from the person submitting their name. MCSD students, staff and community members have an opportunity to nominate individuals they feel have made exceptional differences in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Improvement in one or more academic areas
  2. Made a difference in one or more peoples’ lives
  3. Leadership in challenging times
  4. Role model for others
  5. Middie P.R.I.D.E., Performance, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Effort
  The following is information about last Monday’s Program:

  • Attached is a copy of the Recognition Program for Monday, October 12th
  • A Nomination Form (after making a nomination, please return to your building principal)
  • Pictures can be seen here
  • The following link is for the entire video of Monday’s P.R.I.D.E Recognition Award celebration https://vimeo.com/142375314
    We would like to recognize and thank MHS student, Zachary Krebs, for designing our Middie P.R.I.D.E. Recognition logo.  WTG Zach!
Middletown Welcomes New Faces
When teachers and staff return to school there will be some new faces in the crowd.  In fact, this year Middletown welcomes 100+ teachers and staff and four new administrators.  Each of the hires was made to replace a pervious staff member; none of the positions are additional or new to the district’s bottom line.  

“This is an exciting time for our schools and you can just feel the energy,” stated Sam Ison, superintendent.  “We have some wonderful things happening for our students, like the construction projects but we also have some new employees and they are thrilled to be at Middletown.”
Like many districts throughout Ohio, the last school year is one of the big retirement years for teachers and staff.  That is due to the changes in Ohio’s retirement system which made it very attractive for someone at the end of their career to retire then.
  • Click "read more" for additional information.
Middletown Receives Three Principal Trainees from State
Among the new faces at Middletown schools this school year will be three scholars from Ohio’s new program called “Bright New Leaders for Ohio Schools.”  The three Bright scholars will shadow Middletown administrators throughout this school year only and at zero cost to Middletown residents.  

“We are thrilled to receive three scholars and we certainly appreciate that they have a calling to work with high-poverty schools,” stated Sam Ison, superintendent.  “Our schools need and deserve excellent and energetic leaders.”

Ohio’s Bright scholar program is in its first year and is designed to train and educate future principals by placing them in the highest poverty schools.  Among the 35 scholars statewide, Middletown is receiving three. 

Click "read more" for additional information.
School Bus Schedules
School bus schedules and routes for the 2015-16 school year have been released. The first day of school for MCSD students i Wednesday, August 12.

Bus Notices (cards) will be mailed to every household with children attending the MCSD that ride the bus. Parents should receive them by Tuesday (8/4).  We will be running the newspaper posting on 8/6.  “We are excited to have the opportunity to deliver excellent service to the students, schools and people of this community once again,” said Andrew Mays, Peterman general manager.

If you have any questions regarding transportation, please call 513/420-4568.  Click "Read More" for the schedules.

Rosa Parks Elementary and Mayfield Elementary 

Named High Progress Schools of Honor by ODE

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than three dozen Ohio schools are being recognized today by the Ohio Department of Education for improving academic achievement among their students, including many from economically disadvantaged homes.

High Progress Schools of Honor score in the top 10 percent of schools as ranked by gains in reading and mathematics combined proficiency in all tested grades for the past five years. They also are in the top 10 percent for gains in graduation rate during the past five years. The department also considers Adequate Yearly Progress, Value-Added measures of student growth and Local Report Card ratings when determining award selection.

“High Progress Schools of Honor establish an educational goal for their students and continue to pursue and exceed that goal each year,” said Dr. Richard A. Ross, superintendent of public instruction. “The principals, teachers, parents and community members provide a high-quality education and believe that children can overcome significant challenges, and that they can learn.”

This year 37 High Progress Schools of Honor are being recognized. The department of education previously recognized 141 Schools of Promise and 37 High Performing Schools of Honor.

The Schools of Promise award program recognizes schools attaining solid student achievement in reading and mathematics while serving a significant number of economically disadvantaged students. As an incentive to help close achievement gaps in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education developed the Schools of Promise program to identify, recognize and highlight schools that are making substantial progress in ensuring high achievement for all students.

The Schools of Honor initiative builds upon and expands the department of education’s existing Schools of Promise program. The U.S. Department of Education approved the new Schools of Honor program as part of Ohio’s flexibility waiver for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2012.

See the video from the MIddletown City Council/ MCSD Board joint meeting on Tuesday, March 4.

Rosa Parks High Progress photos 

Upcoming Events
Parenting Partner Workshops

Parenting Partners™ workshops combine parenting and leadership skills that empower parents to become vital contributors to their children’s academic success. The eight comprehensive workshops are presented by each school’s own trained facilitator team multiple times year-round, in multiple languages, creating a sustainable source of parent leaders.

Please join us!
Time: 4:15-6:15pm
Location: Rosa Parks
Dates: Sept. 24th
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