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Sodexo 2015 Future Chef Challenge

While healthy eating can be a challenge for kids and parents, elementary school students at Middletown City School District used their creativity and culinary skills to make healthy, after-school snacks in Sodexo’s 2015 Future Chefs Challenge. The national initiative, which is in its fifth year, was created to get students thinking about making healthy food choices while also encouraging them to get active and creative in the kitchen. Middletown City School District students joined over 2,500 other students representing over 1,000 Sodexo-served school sites in 29 states nationally in this fun and educational challenge.

Locally, over 80 elementary school students submitted healthy, after-school snack recipes and the seven best were selected to participate in the district-wide finals event on March 25th. Finalists prepared and presented their creations before being assessed on criteria including originality, taste, ease of presentation, kid friendliness and use of healthy ingredients. Middletown City Schools joined approximately 230 other school districts across the country holding Future Chefs events throughout February and March.

NaKayla Martin, a 5th grader at Creekview Elementary School won this year’s district competition with her recipe for the snack, Baby Ladybugs. NaKayla’s recipe was also selected as one of 40 regional finalists. Congratulations Nakayla!


Click “Read More” for additional information, all finalist and their recipes.  Click here for photos of the event.  

Middletown Middies Cheer Clinic

Middletown high school cheerleaders are hosting a 1-day cheer clinic for all current cheerleaders and anyone interested in becoming a cheerleader.

Pre-registered participants will receive a cheer t-shirt. There will be a few extra t-shirts available for $5 purchase for non-preregistered (first come first serve)

GIVEN BY THE MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS

FOR: GRADES:K-8TH
WHERE: MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
WHEN:  Saturday, May 2nd
TIME:  9AM-3PM
COST:  $15.00 Pre Reg/$20 at the door

AWARDS AND SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY MHS CHEERLEADERS AND ALL CHEER PARTICIPANTS.
Registration will begin at 8:30 am
Please bring a packed lunch for your child.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Tara Cave at 513-320-3054.

Payment must be received with form for pre-registration. Otherwise, it is considered registration at the door.

Pre-registration forms/payments can be mailed to Tara Cave at 511 S. Highview Rd. Middletown, OH 45044. Please do not return to your child’s school!!
 

Hair Spray Jr. presented at Middletown Middle School
Middletown Middle School presents Hair Spray Jr. Thursday, March 19 and Friday March 20 at 7pm in the Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 pm, tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. 
Creekview and Atrium Medical Center Partnering to Host Spring Into Fitness
This Friday, March 20, Creekview and Atrium Medical Center are partnering to host Spring Into Fitness.  The event will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Creekview Elementary.  The health commissioner will be coming to talk about the importance of immunizations and health screenings. Sodexo is providing a free dinner to all who attend, and the YMCA is providing a Zumba instructor for free classes every 20 minutes. This event is open to anyone in Middletown.  
Written Test for Secretarial Positions: 3/30
Middletown City Schools will administer a written test on Monday, March 30, 2015 to establish eligibility for possible future secretarial position(s). Applicants must have some secretarial experience, which includes verifiable computer competency skills. Those interested must apply online. Click on the employment tab on the left of the screen of the Middletown City Schools home page for more information. Applications must be submitted online no later than midnight, March 23, 2015.
An Equal Opportunity Employer  
2015-2016 School calendar approved
MCSD school board has approved the 2015-2016 school calendar. The first day of school for students is August 12, 2015 and the last day for students is May 24, 2016.  Students will have a two week December Holiday Break.  For a complete list of important dates please refer to the 2015-2016 calendar.
MCSD may change dates on the calendar due to new state testing requirements. Once ODE finalizes these dates the Board of Education may revise the calendar as necessary.
2015-2016 Calendar List View.pdf
2015-2016 Calendar Grid View.pdf
 
Rosa Parks Day Essay Contest
Rosa Parks Elementary students in grades 3-5 will present essays written for the 9th Annual Rosa Parks Day Contest on Friday, February 13, at 1:30 in the school cafeteroium. The contest sponsor, former MCSD graduate, Darren Brown, returns to his hometown, Middletown, OH, to host the event. He provides the essay contest guidelines, judges the essays, and donates the prize money. Students were required to submit a minimum one page, double spaced essay on this year’s theme “What Motivates You as a Student in Your Pursuit of Academic Excellence and Why?”      Three award winners from each grade level will be announced on the day of the event. Essay Prizes (Per Grade)
1st Prize - $200.00
2nd Prize - $ 100.00
3rd Prize - $ 75.00
Cash Prizes
   
 

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 

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Upcoming Events
Principals Meeting
Thu Apr 23 2015
MHS Pops Concert
Thu May 7 2015
Rosa Parks Golf Club
Thu May 7 2015
Rosa Parks Skateway
Tue May 12 2015
Special Olympics
Wed May 13 2015
MHS Band Concert
Thu May 14 2015
Rosa Parks Field Day
Fri May 15 2015
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