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Blog Entries - 2021

statement update

Statement from Middletown City Schools: Highview 6th Grade Center

Posted on: October 14, 2021

 (10:20 AM): We'd like to thank all the medical, fire, and police who responded to Highview 6th Grade Center this morning. All parents/guardians of students who were on the bus have been contacted.  UPDATE (9:16 AM): The accident has been

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meet our elementary counselors: cindy banfield

Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors: Part 1

Posted on: October 12, 2021

What does Ms. Banfield like best about Middletown? "I like the support of the other staff members and administrators at Middletown City Schools. I also enjoy working with my many students and getting to know them. I like helping them find success and providing them support academically, socially and emotionally."

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Athletic Hall of Fame: Class of 2022

Posted on: October 6, 2021

The M.H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will hold our 17th induction ceremony on Saturday, January 29, 2022.  This will be the first induction ceremony since 2016. In cooperation with Middletown High School, the ceremony will be held in the new high school arena.

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Civil Service Test

Posted on: October 5, 2021

The Middletown City School District will administer a written Civil Service test on Thursday, November 4, 2021 to establish eligibility for possible future secretarial/office support position(s) in the Central Office, Treasurer’s Office and

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Butler County Joint Letter

October TikTok Challenge: Slap a Teacher

Posted on: October 4, 2021

Dear Butler County Friends and Families: The partnership between a school district and its families is key to ensuring that students are making choices that are in their best interest. That’s why the Butler County Superintendents are joining together

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In the Middie: The First Two Months

Posted on: September 30, 2021

Let's take a look back on the last two months: from new teacher orientation and and device distribution to updates at Rosa and Amanda, we've had a lot of new and a lot of growth. Let's keep the focus and see what the next two months brings us! Let's

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MHS/MMS Winter Season Participation Information

Posted on: September 29, 2021

2021-2022 Winter Season at Middletown High School/Middle School To tryout or participate, you MUST  Register ONLINE through Final Forms https://middletown-oh.finalforms.com Complete your Sports Physical (OHSAA Pre-Participation

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Middletown City Schools and Worthington Industries Form Strategic Partnership

Posted on: September 28, 2021

The Middletown City School District (MCSD) Strategic Vision: Passport to Tomorrow was formally endorsed by Worthington Industries at last night’s Board of Education meeting thanks to a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce. Worthington Industries is

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Bus Drivers Wanted

Posted on: September 23, 2021

In an effort to recruit and retain bus drivers, Petermann Bus is offering a competitive incentive program to current and new drivers. New drivers will receive $2,000. Current drivers will receive a $2,000 referral bonus. Positions start at $17/hour.

 

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Statement: September 23, 2021

Middletown City Schools Statement: September 23, 2021

Posted on: September 23, 2021

Upon recommendation from Middletown Police Chief Birk, the Middletown High School football game vs Colerain High School originally scheduled for Friday evening at Barnitz Stadium has been moved to Colerain High School Football Stadium. This decision comes

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Coming to Middletown High School: The No Hate High School Tour

Posted on: September 22, 2021

The No Hate High School Tour, now in its 21st year, is an incredibly impactful educational program that uses the energy and excitement of action sports to deliver critical bullying prevention tools, techniques and information to students in a relatable,

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MCSD statement

Middletown City Schools Statement: September 21, 2021

Posted on: September 21, 2021

This afternoon, someone shot either a pellet or BB Gun at one of our school buses (back window) that was transporting students from Middletown Prep. All students are safe and the Middletown Police Department is investigating. If you were a witness or know

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We need your help: TikTok Challenge

Message from the Superintendent

Posted on: September 20, 2021

In the past week, schools around Ohio - and across the country - have been hit by acts of vandalism that appear to be inspired by a trend on the social media app TikTok. This trend encourages people to steal or damage school property. Our high school alone has had many such incidents, including restroom vandalism and threats of violence towards our students and staff.  

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See Something, Say Something. Speak up!

See Something, Say Something

Posted on: September 19, 2021

(UPDATE 6:10 PM 9/19/21) We’ve been working with our School Resource Officers (SRO), staff, and local law enforcement to figure out if the MHS threat is credible. Currently, there is no evidence suggesting the threat is credible.

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Highview 6th Grade Update

Posted on: September 16, 2021

Dear Highview Families:   I’m writing to you this evening to let you know we were alerted to a threat of violence against Highview 6th Grade Center. Thanks to the “See Something, Say Something” initiative, our local law

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Message from the Superintendent

Posted on: August 27, 2021

There is a video clip circulating from a past Board of Education meeting where Middletown City School District met to celebrate the new district Strategic Vision. In this video, Superintendent Styles addresses this clip. Please take a

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Middletown Night at Great American Ball Park

Posted on: August 26, 2021

For all other fans, you can click the “Buy Now” to purchase tickets at a discounted rate, with a portion of each ticket benefitting Middie Way Youth baseball.

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District Communication: Social Media Post

Posted on: August 25, 2021

We’d like to address a social media post that’s circulating alleging a student was assaulted. We are investigating the claim alongside the Middletown Police Department, but we do not--nor does the police--have a report this occurred. We take any

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Masks Required

Middletown City Schools Requiring Masks District-Wide

Posted on: August 16, 2021

We know the majority of our students learn best when they are in a classroom setting and we are determined to keep our buildings fully open for themDue to the strong recommendations by our medical professionals, the Middletown Board of Education determined it is in the best interest of our students and staff that all Middletown City Schools require facial coverings inside our buildings for all K-12 students, staff, and visitors. This requirement will go into effect on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. 

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Joint Middletown City Council School Board Session Advances Potential Community Center Project

Posted on: August 10, 2021

Middletown City School District (MCSD) Board of Education and the Middletown City Council held a joint meeting Monday to discuss a possible partnership using funds provided under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act between Butler County, OH, Middletown City

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ESSER III Planning Survey for Middletown City School District

Posted on: August 5, 2021

We're seeking community input on the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III) funds that are being provided under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The purpose of ESSER III is to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

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Fall sports information

Back to School: Part 3

Posted on: July 22, 2021

2021 Fall Season at Middletown High School/Middle School Athletic Department Pre-participation Information:  To tryout or participate, you MUST: Register ONLINE through Final Forms https://middletown-oh.finalforms.com Complete your

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A Message from the Superintendent

Posted on: July 21, 2021

It is with great sadness that I write this letter to you. One of our students died yesterday after a possible drowning incident at the Land of Illusion Water Park. Mykiara Jones was a rising freshman at Middletown High School and we mourn for her family and friends. (Click para leer en español)

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Middletown City School District will provide all K-12 students with school supplies.

Back to School: Part 2

Posted on: July 20, 2021

School Supplies: 2021-22 In an effort to ease your transition back to the classroom, Middletown City School District will provide all K-12 students with school supplies. Please send your child/ren to school with a backpack and water bottle (if

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Staggered Start information

Back to School: Part 1

Posted on: July 19, 2021

Dear Middies: We are getting ready to welcome back all our K-12 Middies! Instead of everyone starting on the same day, we have decided a staggered start is the best choice for our students. We hope this allows our students to ease back into the school year,

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SEAL Program graduates

EMIS Coordinator for Middletown City Schools Completes SWOCA EMIS Advanced Leadership Program

Posted on: May 26, 2021

Gail Sams, EMIS Coordinator for the Middletown City School District, was recognized recently for her successful completion of the 2-year long SWOCA EMIS Advanced Leadership (SEAL) program.   Mrs. Sams was chosen to attend this selective program

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COVID-19

JUNE 4: Vaccination Clinic for Ages 12 and Up

Posted on: May 19, 2021

Through our partnership with the City of Middletown Health Department, we are offering students ages 12 and up a voluntary Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination clinic. If you and/or your student is interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, you must pre-register on or before May 28. You will then receive a parental consent form that must be signed and brought to the clinic. Students planning to get their first dose of Pfizer's COVID vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Deanna Narcisse (Wildwood) and Caryn Gross (Miller Ridge)

Announcing new principals at Miller Ridge and Wildwood Elementary

Posted on: May 18, 2021

Middletown City School District (MCSD) welcomes two new administrators to the Middie family. Deanna Narcisse from La Porte Independent School District (ISD) outside Houston, TX will become the next principal at Wildwood Elementary and Caryn Gross from Lakota

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Middletown Names Kelven Moss Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Posted on: May 10, 2021

Middletown City School District (MCSD) Board of Education approved Kelven Moss as the new varsity boys basketball coach for the Middletown High School (MHS) Middies. A 2001 MHS alumnus, Coach Moss looks forward to returning to and re-igniting the Middie

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ICYMI Journal-News: Hearing impaired student gifted new piano after teaching herself to play during pandemic

Posted on: April 28, 2021

Earlier this year, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark wrote about a Middletown Middle School student--who is hearing impaired--and how she taught herself to play the piano during the pandemic. A group of Middletown residents read his article and knew they had to do something about her lack of a real piano. The group is the Middletown RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) and they’re an anonymous organization that chooses one person or entity a month and bestows upon them a gift of kindness.

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Middie Way Baseball with Kyle Schwarber

Posted on: April 26, 2021

We’re excited to announce a great opportunity for Kindergarten – 5th Graders called Middie Way Baseball.

Kyle Schwarber, a Middie Alumni Great and World Champion, now playing with the Washington Nationals, is helping spearhead this to bring baseball back to the youth in our city.

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FedEx Office Donates $10,000 in Printing to Middletown City Schools in Support of Students Impacted by Pandemic

Posted on: April 13, 2021

FedEx Office, a world-class provider of convenient, state-of-the-art printing, packing and shipping services and subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), announced the donation of a retail value of $100,000 for in-kind printing services and solutions

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ICYMI Journal-News: This time, Middletown Schools using billboards for positive messages

Posted on: April 9, 2021

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* In this article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark writes about the different ways Middletown City Schools is saying ‘thank you’ to its students, staff, and community. It’s been a hard, long year and a simple ‘thank you’ goes a long way. 

 

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Middletown City Schools Announces Assistant Director of Human Resources

Posted on: April 6, 2021

Middletown City School District (MCSD) Board of Education named Kee Edwards, the current principal at Miller Ridge Elementary, as the Assistant Director of Human Resources. This is a new position.  Edwards, a Middletown High School graduate, has worked

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ICYMI Journal-News: New program brings more future teachers from Miami to Middletown

Posted on: April 5, 2021

In this article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark speaks with officials from Miami University and Middletown City School District about a new program that puts first-year “education majors from Miami University into Middletown Schools for their first taste of their coming careers.”

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Ready, Set, Kinder!

Posted on: April 1, 2021

There are SO many reasons to choose a Middletown kindergarten education! We have excellent, loving teachers, school choice, STEAM labs, and so much more. If you're thinking about enrolling your student, then this video is for you!   Enroll

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Summer Camps in the Middie

Posted on: March 26, 2021

The Middletown High School Athletic Department is hosting summer camps for elementary aged children. From golf to football and baseball to cheerleader...and much more in between...there is something for everyone. To view the offerings, dates, ages, and

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Miami University and Middletown Schools Partner on Teacher Licensure Program

Posted on: March 23, 2021

In 2019, Miami University in partnership with Middletown City Schools was awarded a state grant from the Ohio Dean's Compact to develop and implement a pilot teacher licensure program. This program will give students the tools to become instructional

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2021-22 Calendar Approved

Posted on: March 22, 2021

At the Monday, March 22, 2021 Board of Education meeting, the board approved the 2021-22 school district calendar.

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Middletown City Schools Welcomes Erica Thompson to Student Services Department

Posted on: March 17, 2021

“I am incredibly honored to be given the opportunity to join Middletown City Schools in my new role as student services coordinator. Middletown’s dedication to their students and community is exactly the type of environment in which I desire to continue my career. I am excited to develop new relationships and support the staff and students of Middletown City Schools,” said Thompson. 

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Permanent Art Show

Posted on: March 15, 2021

Enjoy this video montage of the latest art from MCSD students. 

Well done!

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Middletown Schools Announces Assistant Superintendent

Posted on: March 12, 2021

Middletown City School District (MCSD) Board of Education named Deborah Houser, the current Senior Director of Human Resources, as the new Assistant Superintendent. This is a new position.  Houser has worked at MCSD for the past 13 years, most recently

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Middletown a part of legislative workgroup

Posted on: March 10, 2021

The proposed legislation would make several changes to Ohio’s current report card system with the intent to change the current system from one of flawed metrics and punitive measures to one that provides a document that schools, parents and communities can understand. The bill would eliminate the current “A” through “F” grading system and replace it with new performance ratings.

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"James You Are Loved" Memorial Fund

Posted on: March 5, 2021

The purpose of the Memorial Fund is to provide monetary support for James’s two siblings, Rachel and Lucas. One hundred percent of the donations received will go to the siblings. The proceeds will not be used for funeral expenses as the arrangements have been generously donated.

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Celebrating James Hutchinson, A Letter to Families

Posted on: March 1, 2021

My heart breaks writing this letter informing the Middletown City School District of the tragic loss of one of our Rosa Parks Elementary students, James Hutchinson. During this difficult time, I know our Middie Family will lean on one another while our community mourns. Our community always finds strength when we come together and I know we will come together for James.

As a school community, we want to honor James with a celebration of life tomorrow, March 2, 2021 at 6:45 PM in Barnitz Stadium. All are welcome to come as we start to heal together as a community.

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Alert

Posted on: February 24, 2021

UPDATE 2/24/21 3:50 PM: Earlier in the day, we evacuated the High School after dismissal. We have now been given the all clear by local law enforcement. The threat came from out of state.

 

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Update #3 Central Academy

Update #3: Central Academy Parents/Guardians

Posted on: February 21, 2021

Update #3 Dear Parents: I just wanted to take a moment to inform you all that due to the amazing work from our maintenance department that all working components as it relates to water, electricity, and heat are back to a functioning level. With this, I am

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Central Academy Update #2

Update #2: Central Academy Parents/Guardians

Posted on: February 19, 2021

I wanted to take a moment to provide you all with an update on the possible re-opening of Central Academy next week. Since our last communication informing you that the basement of the building had flooded pretty extensively, our maintenance department has worked nonstop to begin repairs on restoring water, electricity, and heat back to the building. 

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Attention: Central Academy Parents/Guardians

Posted on: February 15, 2021

UPDATE #1 On Sunday, February 14, 2021, we discovered the lower portion/basement area of Central Academy had a pipe burst and flooded the entire area. This area contains many of the mechanical components of our building, including the boilers. Our building

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ICYMI Journal-News: Middletown unveils $2.5 million in school budget cuts, talk of possible tax hike

Posted on: February 10, 2021

In a recent article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark writes about Monday’s Board of Education meeting where “Middletown school officials said they need to slice $2.5 million from the district’s budget in order to avoid” a fall levy.

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Change of Schedule: Week of Feb. 22

Posted on: February 5, 2021

Change of Schedule: Week of February 22 *All K-12 in-person learners*  On Friday, February 26, district teachers and staff will receive their 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Instead of the typical remote/Zoom day on Wednesday, it will take place on

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Middletown City Schools Wishes Debbie Sander the Best in Retirement

Posted on: January 26, 2021

This week Middletown City School District (MCSD) wishes Mrs. Debbie Sander, Executive Director of Student Services, a heartfelt farewell as she starts her next job: retirement. Mrs. Sander, a lifelong Middletown resident, has spent 25 years with MCSD and 33

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Engage with us!

Posted on: January 13, 2021

Excited for the future? When it comes to our students' futures, we should always be certain. Sign-up for a Zoom call to learn how you can help us strategic plan!

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Middletown Schools to Stay Hybrid

Posted on: January 12, 2021

At the Monday, January 11, 2021 Board of Education meeting, the board members decided to continue the hybrid learning through the third quarter. The board will revisit their decision at the February 22, 2021 meeting. While MCSD remains hybrid, students with

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14-Day Quarantine

MCSD COVID-19 Guidelines: 14-Day Quarantine Protocol

Posted on: January 4, 2021

MCSD made the decision to stay with our current safety protocols including the 14-day quarantine. 

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