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Rosa Parks Elementary News
GE Flight Event
Four 1st-Grade classes at Rosa Parks Elementary School held a Flight Event sponsored by General Electric (GE).  Students worked in groups of two, along with one of the eight GE volunteers, to build rubber-band powered airplanes. The goal of the event was to increase interest in flight, science, and engineering at the Elementary level. Check out the pictures from the event in our photo gallery or by clicking here!  
Students Celebrate RED Ribbon Week
Students at Rosa Parks had a lot of celebrations to honor RED Ribbon Week this year, which teaches kids about the importance of being drug free.  Students signed pledges to say no to drugs, teamed up against drugs (they wore their favorite team jersey) and showed they had the power to say no (they wore superhero costumes).  Check out a couple of pictures from the week in our photo gallery or by clicking here 
Business Manager receives award at OSBA conference
George Long, Business Manager for the Middletown City School District was presented with the Ohio School Boards Association’s Business Manager of the Year Award at the association’s 59th annual Capital Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. In its 59th year, the Ohio School Boards Association leads the way to educational excellence by serving Ohio’s public school board members and the diverse districts they represent through superior service, unwavering advocacy and creative solutions.  
Rosa Parks Annual Teen Mentoring Committee Breakfast
 Rosa Parks Elementary 2014-2015 Academic Year Breakfast sponsored by the Middletown Teen Mentoring Committee will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:45 a.m.  This event is open to parents and community stakeholders.  The Breakfast gives our community an opportunity to hear from Rosa Parks Principal, Anthony Comer, meet Rosa Parks administrators and hear from Superintendent Ison on the 2013-14 District Report Card.
Towne Mall to Host Job Fair November 6
There will be a job fair held at the Towne Mall on Thursday, November 6th.  Military members and veterans are invited to attend from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Veterans and the general public are invited to attend the remainder of the event from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact OhioMeansJobs-Butler County at 513-785-6500 or OhioMeansJobs-Warren County at 513-695-1130, or visit the Journal News article by clicking here

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
In Lieu of Conference Day
Wed Nov 26 2014
Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
Thu Nov 27 2014
to Fri Nov 28 2014
Board of Education Meeting
Mon Dec 15 2014
Principals Meeting
Thu Dec 18 2014
Winter Break - No School
Mon Dec 22 2014
to Mon Jan 5 2015
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