District News

Blog Entries - 2022

chromebook turn in: June and July

Turn in Your Chromebooks

Posted on: June 15, 2022

This June and July, we will have multiple options for you to return your Chromebook and hotspot to the MCSD Tech Department. You can return the items to either the high school of the district office downtown.

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Holy Trinity Church on Clark Street in Middletown, OH

In Loving Memory

Posted on: June 15, 2022

With great sadness, we are writing with the news that Mr. Larry Mulligan, Sr., loving husband of Mrs. Cathie Mulligan, MCSD Board of Education Vice President, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022. We write on behalf of the District to offer our deep condolences to Mrs. Mulligan and her family.

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Leelah McGuire, a senior at Middletown High School, placed 12th in the shot put at this year's state track meet.

ICYMI Journal-News Features 2022 MHS Graduate

Posted on: June 14, 2022

“Twelve days before she started her junior year at Middletown High School, Leelah McGuire’s mother Chawnda Hunter died unexpectedly.” That’s how Journal-News Staff Writer Rick McCrabb opens his article on 2022 graduate and MHS track standout Leelah McGuire. McGuire graduated from MHS in May 2022, competed in the Ohio State track competition in June 2022, and she will attend Alabama State University in August 2022. 

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The Middie Meal Machine food truck

Free Lunch Schedule

Posted on: May 24, 2022

The Middie Meal Machine is Back--Now Monday through Friday! Starting Monday, June 6, the Middie Meal Machine Food Truck will travel the City of Middletown and have free food for all children. Follow this schedule in the link below and meet us from 11 AM -

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Return of the Middie Olympics

Posted on: May 17, 2022

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* The end of the school year is always fun, but this year it’s even better with the return of The Middie Olympics. The Journal-News joined in our wonderful district tradition and, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, it was the perfect day to gather and compete together. All day long you saw smiles, witnessed dancing, and experienced more hugs and high fives than one can count. It was a good day to be a Middie!

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Resources & Summer Programs For Our Middie Families

Posted on: May 11, 2022

Our Middletown Success Liaisons put together a website that is a one stop shop for our families. From financial assistance and clothing to summer programs and events, this page has it all. Click Here Crisis Lines : Domestic Violence: Women Helping

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Charity Goode

Middletown City Schools Taps Rosa Parks Assistant Principal as Next Principal

Posted on: May 10, 2022

Charity L. Goode has been at Rosa Parks since 2019 Middletown City School District (MCSD) is excited to announce Mrs. Charity Goode, current assistant principal at Rosa Parks Elementary, as the new Rosa Parks principal. Goode will take the helm from Tracy

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Middletown Police Department and Middletown Fire Department Speak with Leadership Club Students

Posted on: May 6, 2022

Middletown Police Department and Middletown Fire Department hosted community students in the Leadership Club on Wednesday, May 4, at the Sonny Hill Community Center. MPD and MFD members offered the 13 to 14-year old students a better understanding of their

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CBI expanding our FREE Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunities!

Posted on: May 5, 2022

On April 28, the Community-Building Institute Middletown (CBIM) was awarded three grants from the Ohio Department of Education to expand existing and create new free summer learning opportunities and afterschool programs. The focus of these out-of-school

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world language textbook adoption

Help Review World Languages Textbooks

Posted on: May 4, 2022
We are in the process of reviewing new World Languages textbooks and programs. We've put the proposed programing on tables for public review from May 4-May 11 on the 4th floor of the City Building. 
 
We have paper and pencil for you to take notes and drop them in a box.
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Middie Magic in the Magic Kingdon

Posted on: April 27, 2022

The MHS band and orchestra are bringing the Middie Magic to the Magic Kingdom! Between the group's fundraising efforts, music booster work, and donations from local organizations and members of the community, they were able to raise almost $18k! Not only

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Suzanna Davis and Tracy Neeley headshots

Welcoming New Leadership in Middletown

Posted on: April 26, 2022

Middletown City School District (MCSD) is excited to announce two strategic leadership changes: the appointment of  Suzanna Davis as the district’s next Senior Director of Student Services and the promotion of Tracy Neeley from building principal

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Food and Clothing Drive at MHS

Food and Clothing Drive

Posted on: April 19, 2022

P7, Key Club, and NHS Food and Clothing Drive Raise your hand if you've ever mentioned how you need to do some spring cleaning but you never get around to it! Consider this your PUSH to get your closet and pantries cleaned out. It's time! Let's give back to

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Upcoming Athletic Boosters Events

Posted on: March 31, 2022

Get involved with the Middletown Athletic Boosters! These two events are a great way to meet new people and support our Middie athletes!

 

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District Hiring Event Graphic

District Hiring Event

Posted on: March 30, 2022

Rise Up. Be the Reason. Work in the Middletown City School District When: April 13, 2022 from 6-7 PM Where: Middletown Middle School | 551 N Breiel Blvd. Who: We will be hiring for all positions Teachers Support Staff Bus Drivers Food

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What is ESSER? Graphic

ESSER Series Part 3: ESSER III Commitments

Posted on: March 29, 2022

ESSER by the Numbers: Middletown City Schools received approximately $3 million in ESSER I, $12 million in ESSER II, and $26 million in ESSER III.

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Summer Bridge Program with bee reading book

Summer Bridge Invitation

Posted on: March 29, 2022

Summer Bridge Invitation for Incoming Kindergarten Students Dear Parents: We appreciate your interest in our Summer Bridge Reading Readiness Program, funded by the Middletown Community Foundation and Middletown City School District, and carried out by

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ESSER Series Part 2: ESSER III

Posted on: March 24, 2022

Middletown City School District received approximately $26 million in ESSER III funds to address the pandemic’s negative impact on students. The district has strategically worked to address a number of key areas in the package.

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ESSER Series Part #1: What is ESSER?

Posted on: March 21, 2022

The purpose of ESSER funds is to provide schools with resources necessary to maintain district operations and appropriately respond to and mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on student academic progress and socio-emotional wellbeing. Middletown City Schools received approximately $3 million in ESSER I, $12 million in ESSER II, and $26 million in ESSER III.

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ICYMI National Group Visits Our Schools

Posted on: March 18, 2022

Journal-News writer Michael Clark and photographer Nick Graham put together an informative and visual article on the recent Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools spring convening in our district and neighboring Lakota Local Schools. Nick Graham visited Amanda Elementary and documented educational leaders from across the country learning about (and playing with) our Lu Interactive Playground. 

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Picture of Stephanie Latoski

Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors: Part 7

Posted on: March 7, 2022

Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors! Did you know this school year we were able to hire elementary counselors for every elementary school? In the past, our counselors were shared between school. Thanks to ESSER I and II, we allocated funding to provide

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masks on buses are optional

Covid Update #7

Posted on: March 1, 2022

Last Friday, February 25, the CDC lifted the masking requirements on public school transportation. In alignment with this update, all Middletown City School District students and Petermann Bus staff are no longer required to wear masks when

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large posters of local Black heroes from the City of Middletown’s history

Black History Month: Middletown school teaching students about local heroes

Posted on: February 16, 2022

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* Black History Month: Middletown school teaching students about local heroes “Pioneers can start in any generation and in any community.” Highview 6th Grade Center, a Middletown City School District school, caught the

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Young girl holding frame

Help Review K-5 ELA Curriculum

Posted on: February 16, 2022
We are in the process of reviewing new K-5 ELA programs and we'd like your input. We've put the proposed programing on tables for public review from Feb. 15-March 17 on the 4th floor of the City Building. 

 

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Covid Update #6: Masks Strongly Recommended

Posted on: February 15, 2022

At the February 14, 2022 Board of Education meeting, the Board made the decision to change the “required” masking to “strongly recommended.”   Masking is still required on school

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Snow Days

Snow Days: Feb. 3-4, 2022

Posted on: February 2, 2022

It's going to be icy, snowy, and cold! No school tomorrow, February 3 AND Friday, February, 4, 2022. These days will be traditional "snow days" for staff and students. Stay warm! Have fun! Be safe!    As all K-12 students leave school today,

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College Credit Plus: Apply Today!

Posted on: January 31, 2022

College Credit Plus is Ohio’s program that provides students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking courses from Ohio colleges or universities. Apply today!

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School-Based, Optional Screening

Covid Update #5: Optional, school-based testing program

Posted on: January 28, 2022

As part of steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our schools open for in-person learning, the district is offering all students a free, optional COVID-19 Testing Program. If you’re interested in having your student voluntarily participate

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mask requirement extended through feb 16

Covid Update #4: Mask Requirement Extended

Posted on: January 25, 2022

At the Jan. 24 Board of Education meeting, the board voted to extend the mask requirement. They will revisit the decision at the Feb. 14 meeting.  In the survey sent to both parents and staff, 524 staff members responded (70.2% want mask requirement to

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Survey for Parents/Guardians

Posted on: January 19, 2022

As we navigate the current wave of COVID-19 and other illnesses, we need to hear your thoughts on safety in our buildings. Please consider taking this survey.

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Matthew Combs

In Loving Memory

Posted on: January 14, 2022

It is with great sadness that I announce that one of our staff members passed away on Thursday, January 13. All of us are deeply saddened by the loss of Matthew Combs and we want you to know that we are here to help you in any way we can. 

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school closure

Covid Update #3: Calamity Days District-Wide

Posted on: January 13, 2022

Due to an increased number of confirmed cases of  COVID-19, other illnesses, and/or quarantines of our staff and students in our district, we have decided to use our calamity days tomorrow, Friday, January 14 - Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Our first day

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ProgressBook app image

ProgressBook App

Posted on: January 6, 2022

Download the New ProgressBook App (en Espanol) With the Frontline ProgressBook Parent /Student mobile app, students and their families can track grades, view homework assignments, monitor attendance, and more. For questions about information in the Frontline

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Update: Masks Required

Covid Update #1: Temporary Mask Requirement

Posted on: January 4, 2022

UPDATE: January 4, 2022 Based on updated guidance from the City of Middletown Health Department, the Middletown City School District will temporarily require all students, staff, and visitors to wear masks or approved face coverings while inside our

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