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Blog Entries - 2019

Diana Bogotay

Middletown High School Names Diana Bogotay New Varsity Girls Swim Coach

Posted on: May 23, 2019

Middletown City School District today announced Diana Bogotay as the new girls varsity swim coach at Middletown High School, pending board approval. Bogotay previously served as Assistant Swim Coach for Middletown High School.   "We are ecstatic to

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Ten Middletown High School Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Ten Middletown High School Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Posted on: May 21, 2019
On Tuesday, 10 Middletown High School seniors signed athletic letters of intent.
 
Congratulations to our Middies and best of luck in all future endeavors! Once a Middie, always a Middie #MiddieRising #PurpleReign
 

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Hurdle on MHS track

May 17: Middie Olympics will open Middletown’s new stadium

Posted on: May 15, 2019

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* Journal-News: Middie Olympics will open Middletown’s new stadium In this latest article by Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark, we read about the brand new track and field on the Middletown High School and Middle School

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Ayesha Winfrey, paraprofessional at Rosa Parks Elementary

In the News: Barriers Removed to Help Teaching Assistants Get Licensed

Posted on: May 15, 2019

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* Tonisha Johnson from Spectrum News 1 visited Rosa Parks Elementary and sat down with Debbie Houser, MCSD Human Resource Director, Ayesha Winfrey, paraprofessional at Rosa Parks Elementary, and Jason Abbitt, Miami University Professor.

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Russell Banks headshot

Middletown High School Names Russell Banks New Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Posted on: May 14, 2019

Middletown City School District today announced Russell Banks as the new girls varsity basketball coach at Middletown High School, pending board approval. Banks boasts many years coaching basketball, most recently as the Middies top varsity assistant girls

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Jake White

Middletown City Schools Hires Highview 6th Grade Center Assistant Principal

Posted on: May 14, 2019

Middletown City School District today announced Jacob White, current fourth grade teacher at Edgewood City Schools, as the new Highview 6th Grade Center assistant principal. The Middletown Board of Education (BOE) approved White’s hire at Monday’s

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Kim Plotts with the Middletown Board of Education & Superintendent

ICYMI Journal-News: Middletown School Bus Driver Saves Life

Posted on: May 7, 2019

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* In this article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark shares a heroic story about one of Middletown City School District’s bus drivers. Thanks to Kim Plott, bus driver, a student’s life was saved due to her quick

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Middletown High School Names Kayla Wandsnider New Varsity Cheer/Dance Head Coach

Posted on: May 2, 2019

At Monday’s Middletown City School District (MCSD) Board of Education meeting, MCSD approved Kayla Wandsnider as the new varsity cheer and dance coach at Middletown High School (MHS). Wandsnider, art teacher at MHS, boasts over 21 years of

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Rosa Parks Elementary building

Middletown Board of Education Votes 5-0 to Build Addition on Rosa Parks Elementary

Posted on: April 30, 2019

Middletown City School District (MCSD) Board of Education (BOE) last night voted 5-0  to build approximately 28,000 sq. ft. addition onto Rosa Parks Elementary. The $10 million project will bring space relief for the MCSD elementary students. For nearly

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JD Foust headshot

Announcing Our New Athletic Director

Posted on: April 30, 2019

Middletown City School District today announced Justin “JD” Foust as the new Athletic Director. A Cincinnati native, Foust has spent the past nine years in athletic director positions at Norwood City School District (2010-2016) and Tippecanoe High

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Message from MCSD and MPD

Posted on: April 30, 2019

This evening, April 30, 2019, the Middletown Police Department and Middletown administrators were alerted to a social media post threatening violence against Middletown High School. Our law enforcement apprehended the student behind the post. Following the

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Message from MCSD & MPD

Posted on: April 26, 2019

Thanks to the “See Something, Say Something” initiative, last night the Middletown Police Department and Middletown City Schools were alerted to a Snapchat threat of violence against the Middle School. Our local law enforcement went to the

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Middie Meal Machine

ICYMI Local 12 Visits the Middie Meal Machine

Posted on: April 25, 2019

Middie Meal Machine will deliver meals for students while on school breaksby Kathryn Robinson, WKRCThursday, April 25, 2019 MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKRC) - The Middletown City School District is taking an innovative approach to addressing hunger in the

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Jackie Robinson Initiative

New video! The Jackie Robinson Initiative: Retiring #42

Posted on: April 18, 2019

This spring 2019, Middletown High School and Fairfield High School were two of the first high schools to retire Jackie Robinson's #42. A big thank you to the Cincinnati Reds and The Joe Nuxhall Character Education Fund for making this possible. We can't wait to see other schools retire Mr. Robinson's number!

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Health Center

Middletown Schools Shares Powerful Learning Strategies and Models to Inspire Advancements in Education

Posted on: April 17, 2019

Middletown City School District (MCSD) is sharing powerful learning strategies with a national audience through Innovation Portfolios, a new storytelling platform where school districts can widely share ideas, programs, and implementation practices

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Johnna Arrowood, Amanda Elementary; Ayesha Winfrey, Rosa Parks Elementary; Taylor Parsons, Miller Ridge Elementary; Steve Urso, MHS; Dwight Smith, MHS

Middletown Sending Paraprofessionals to College

Posted on: April 15, 2019

In the fall of 2018, Middletown City School District applied for and received the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Higher Education Strengthening Ohio’s Teacher Pipeline Through Partnership (SOTP) Grant for Fiscal Year 2019. This

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MHS Baseball

ICYMI Honoring #42: Middletown, Fairfield high schools retire Jackie Robinson's jersey

Posted on: April 11, 2019

Honoring #42: Middletown, Fairfield high schools retire Jackie Robinson's jerseyBy Elaine Kong, Local 12 WKRCApril 10, 2019 MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKRC) - Jackie Robinson changed baseball when he broke the color barrier, but he's also remembered for his strong

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Welcome to Our Team

We've hired new Central Academy and Rosa Parks Elementary Principals

Posted on: April 9, 2019

Middletown City School District (MCSD) today announced Brandon A.C. Grubenhoff, assistant principal in Springboro Schools, as the next Central Academy principal and Tracy Neeley, interim Rosa Parks Elementary principal, as the permanent Rosa Parks Elementary

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Jackie Robinson

MHS to Retire Jackie Robinson's #42

Posted on: April 9, 2019

Wednesday, April 10: Middletown High School to Retire Jackie Robinson's Jersey Number At the Middletown High School v. Fairfield High School baseball game, both teams will retire Jackie Robinson's #42 jersey number. These two schools are the first in the

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1952 Basketball Team

The 1952 & 1953 basketball teams to be inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Posted on: April 4, 2019

The Middletown High School boys teams back-to-back state championship teams from 1952 and 1953 will be inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 Class. They will be honored at the 14th Annual Induction Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, at

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Middie Meal Machine

Middletown’s First Food Truck Battling Against Hunger

Posted on: April 1, 2019

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark was one of the first to see Middletown City School District’s first food truck. Middletown Schools knows food fuels our learners and the district is determined to provide all students with what they need to be successful.

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Reds Tickets at Discounted Price!

Posted on: March 28, 2019

The Middletown Middies High School Baseball team is excited to extend the opportunity for you to purchase Cincinnati Reds view level tickets for just $12.00 each for 4 different games. You will save $6.25 in fees and taxes per ticket by purchasing your

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Dayton Dragons logo

Dayton Dragons Tickets

Posted on: March 28, 2019

Let's help our Middies Baseball team play at the Dayton Dragons Stadium! 

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Register Today!

Register: Kindergarten Camp

Posted on: March 27, 2019

If you're the parent or guardian of an incoming kindergarten student, it's time to register for KINDERGARTEN CAMP! The camp runs July 22-26, 9-11:30 AM, at Rosa Parks Elementary. This is a great way for your itty bitty Middie to learn the kindergarten ropes

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enrollment

Change in Middletown Schools Open Enrollment Practice

Posted on: March 27, 2019

Each school year, the Middletown City School District (MCSD) administrators re-evaluate the district’s open enrollment policy. At the March 18, 2019 Board of Education (BOE) meeting, Marlon Styles, Jr., MCSD Superintendent, discussed the MCSD Elementary Expansion Project and he determined the district can no longer accept kindergarten-8th grade open enrollment requests for families who live outside of the Middletown City School District.

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Urban Educator Night

April 16: Urban Educator Night

Posted on: March 25, 2019

We're seeking urban-minded innovators to join our team! If you're a senior in college or a current teacher, come to the recruitment night of the year. At the Urban Educator Night event, you'll learn how we wrap our arms around our first year teachers.

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My Flipping Yaya

Award Winning Author in Middletown

Posted on: March 25, 2019

As of March 2019, Ms. Yonce Daniels, the first African American gymnast to own her own gymnastics gym, has visited every single elementary school for a book reading and signing of her book "My Flipping YaYa." That's nearly 1,500

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AASA

Middletown in National Publication

Posted on: March 19, 2019

Our district is in a national publication! Thank you Superintendent Styles for always pivoting forward and pushing us to do our very best. Last month, leaders from across the country gathered in Pennsylvania to participate in the AASA, The School Superintendents Association Digital Consortium’s first meeting of the year.

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NAACP Black History Month Essay Contest 2019

Posted on: March 15, 2019

The Middletown Branch of the NAACP is having a Black History Month Essay Contest that is open to ALL students! The deadline to submit your essay is Monday, APRIL 8, 2019. Good luck, Middies!

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Pictured (L-R): Dr. Brian Troop, Kee Edwards, Nick Polyak, and Marlon Styles, Jr.

Middletown Administrators Among K-12 National Leaders

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Marlon Styles, Jr., Superintendent at Middletown City School District (MCSD), and Kee Edwards, Principal at Miller Ridge Elementary in MCSD, were among the nearly 40 school district administrators who traveled to Pennsylvania to get a firsthand look at a

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MHS Learning Atrium

Middletown High School Earns LEED Gold Certification

Posted on: March 12, 2019

The newly-modernized Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for Schools Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Administered by the USGBC, LEED for Schools is a

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Mayfield Community Conversations

Public Debates Elementary Expansion Project

Posted on: March 4, 2019

Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark joined Mayfield Elementary parents at the latest communication conversation on the proposed elementary expansion project. The $10 million project will alleviate space and enrollment concerns in the district’s elementary schools.

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Conversation Schedule

FAQ Elementary Expansion Project

Posted on: February 28, 2019

Over the past 18 months, Middletown City School District has identified addressing overcrowding and space concerns in the elementary buildings as a priority. In 2018, the district evaluated a variety of options for adding new academic space. In October 2018,

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Rosa Parks Families

ICYMI We're Seeking Public Input: Elementary Expansion

Posted on: February 27, 2019

Elementary Expansion Project Update ICYMI Journal-News: Middletown Schools Seeks Public Comment In a recent article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark reports on Middletown City School District’s concerns on space and enrollment in our

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Future Chef

Future Chef Competition

Posted on: February 13, 2019

Congratulations to our five Future Chef finalists! They will have a cook-off on March 14 at 5:30 PM in the MHS Cafe! The public is welcome to attend and taste their fiesta creations! Taryn's Delicious Taco Dip, Taryn M. - Wildwood ElementaryMexican Meat

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Pictured: Randy Bertram, Treasurer at Middletown City Schools

Middletown City School District Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting

Posted on: February 12, 2019

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to award Middletown City School District (MCSD) with the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE). ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the

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Middie Artists

Tomorrow's Artists Today

Posted on: February 11, 2019

Last week your MHS & MMS teachers submitted student work to the Middletown Arts Center (better known as MAC) for their annual Tomorrow's Artist Today art show/ competition. Between both schools, 23 pieces were accepted. The Middies

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Conant Smith

Ring Ceremony for Middie XC Champion

Posted on: February 8, 2019

On Friday, February 8, during halftime of the Boys Varsity Basketball game that begins at 7:30 PM in Wade E. Miller Arena, Middletown High School will honor OHSAA Boys D1 Cross Country State Champion Conant Smith. “Conant is a restless worker. Ever

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MHS Athletes

ICYMI Seven Middletown High School Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Posted on: February 6, 2019

On Wednesday, February 6, seven Middletown High School seniors signed athletic letters of intent. Congratulations to our Middies and best of luck in all future endeavors! Once a Middie, always a Middie #MiddieRising #PurpleReign   Rafael Andrade

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Activate Bold

You're invited to IGNITE 2.0: Activate Bold

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Middletown City School District invites educators and community members from across the SW Ohio region to hear from 12 dynamic speakers! We have tasked the 12 speakers with five minutes to inspire the arena into reimagining how we educate students. In October

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Globetrotter

Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Middletown

Posted on: January 10, 2019

The Original Harlem Globetrotters all-new Fan Powered World tour is headed to the WADE E. MILLER ARENA. Take your family to this unforgettable event where you won’t be watching the action…you’ll be in the middle of it! It’s

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Award

Middletown City School District Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Posted on: January 9, 2019

A recent financial audit of the Middletown City School District (MCSD) by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report.  Middletown City School District’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award

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Inaugural Midwest King Classic Brings Together High School Basketball Teams From Southwest Ohio In Competition

Posted on: January 9, 2019

On January 19-20, high school basketball teams and players of all demographics from southwest Ohio will come together on the hardwood this January and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the inaugural Midwest King Classic.

 

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Middletown High School Names Nakara Stephens as Next Strength and Conditioning Coach

Posted on: January 4, 2019

Nakara will be taking over for Cody Coley, who recently resigned to accept a new position as strength coach intern within the football program at the University of Notre Dame.

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