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Video: It's Time to INSPIRE, UNITE, TRANSFORM

Posted on: November 4, 2020

In our latest video series, Middletown Schools says, "it's time." It. Is. Time.   It is time for change. It is time for opportunity. It is time for success. It is time for equity. It is

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Middletown to Extend Hybrid Phase-In

Posted on: October 27, 2020

The Middletown City School District (MCSD) Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously to extend the transition back to the classroom. The district will stay in a hybrid setting through the December holidays and the BOE will revisit the decision at the second

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ENROLL NOW: VIRTUAL LEARNING PLATFORM

Posted on: October 22, 2020

ENROLL NOW: VIRTUAL LEARNING PLATFORM The enrollment period ends November 13 at 11:59 PM (Desplácese hacia abajo para español) Starting Thursday, October 22, 2020, you can enroll or re-enroll your student in the VIRTUAL LEARNING PLATFORM.

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Transition from Remote to Back to Classroom

Posted on: October 1, 2020

Today, October 1, 2020, due to improving public health data, the Middletown Board of Education determined that our city has made significant improvements related to the mitigation of COVID-19. Thanks to this good news, Middletown City Schools will begin transitioning students back to in-person instruction beginning on Monday, October 19, 2020. 

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Sponsor A Student Campaign

Posted on: September 28, 2020

SPONSOR A MIDDLETOWN CITY SCHOOL STUDENT! Why? Because we want to get ALL students "logged in" and ready to learn in and out of the classroom! Donate Today.

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Click here to watch the Highview Virtual Open House and submit answers!

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Watch the Highview 6th Grade Center VIRTUAL Open House and be on the lookout for hidden PINEAPPLES! After the open house, click here to let us know how many pineapples you spotted! There will be prizes for the winner.  Click

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Middletown City Schools Receives $25,000 donation to Connect Middletown Youth

Posted on: September 15, 2020

Middletown City School District (MCSD) will be ensuring that all students have access to reliable home internet thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Middletown Community Foundation. At last night’s Board of Education meeting, the district accepted the donation as a part of its Connectivity for Middletown Youth campaign. 

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ICYMI Mike Diehl is an Inspirational Educator at MHS

Posted on: September 4, 2020

In a recent article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark interviewed Mike Diehl, a classroom paraprofessional at Middletown High School. Diehl lost his arm in an accident when he was a firefighter. Now, he assists with the special education students at MHS and competes in international disabled strong man competitions. Read how he inspires not only his students, but the entire community. He is #MiddieRising. 

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Chromebook Hardware Support

Posted on: August 27, 2020

Chromebook Hardware Support Located at MHS near the main entrance. Simply walk up to DOOR C and into the vestibule.  Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 8 AM-12 PM AND 1 PM-3 PM We can repair, check login, validate hotspot, and swap units. For

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From the Desk of Marlon Styles, Jr., Superintendent

Posted on: August 20, 2020

(Desplácese hacia abajo para español.) Dear Parents/Guardians, staff, and Middletown Community: It is with great sadness that I report that one of our students has died as a result of a medical mystery, possibly from COVID-19 complications.

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Middie Meal Pick-Up Information

Posted on: August 17, 2020

(Desplácese hacia abajo para español.) Every Monday (beginning August 24) from 10 AM - Noon OR 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, ALL Middletown Schools will have boxed meals for each student in your household. Each box will contain five (5)

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New year, new roles: Middletown City Schools Announces Leadership Roles

Posted on: August 13, 2020

Middletown City School District (MCSD) veteran school building administrator Keri Hensley will take over the role of Student Services Coordinator, and experienced administrator and educator Anedra Million will fill Hensley’s role as interim principal at

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Device & Supplies Pick-Up

Posted on: August 4, 2020

(versión en español) Devices and school supplies for the 2020-21 school year will be distributed to all active students in grades 1-12 at the student's school. You must be enrolled prior to August 17. Kindergarten students will receive

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ICYMI: Closing the Homework Gap in Middletown City School District

Posted on: August 3, 2020

In this article, Future Ready Schools asks Middletown City School District how the district is working to close the homework gap and digital divide. Middletown Schools is starting the 2020 school year in a remote setting. To make the remote learning

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Middletown Schools Suspends Fall Extracurricular Activities

Posted on: July 30, 2020

Middletown City School District (MCSD) today announced the suspension of all fall extracurricular activities and campus activities, such as athletics and marching band, effective today until further notice. On July 20, MCSD announced a remote start to the

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How to Enroll/Register new students & kindergarten at Middletown City Schools

Posted on: July 27, 2020

How to Enroll/Register your Child (Kindergarten, New to District) at Middletown City Schools (Cómo matricular/registrar a su estudiante en Middletown City Schools. Haga clic aquí.) Kindergarten, New to District (Kínder,

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Official: Remote Start 2020-21

Posted on: July 20, 2020

On Monday, July 20, 2020, the Middletown Board of Education voted to start the 2020-2021 school year in a remote learning environment due to the increased spread of COVID-19 in our community. Versión en español disponible.

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Notice: Civil Service Test

Posted on: July 5, 2020

The Middletown City School District will administer a written Civil Service test on the evening of Tuesday, August 4, 2020 to establish eligibility for Maintenance position(s) in the Middletown City School District. Applicants must have general

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"Return to Learn" Plan & Guidelines

Posted on: June 30, 2020

From the Desk of Marlon Styles, Jr., Proud Superintendent Dear Middies: The Middletown City School District believes the reopening of our schools should be a decision informed by applicable health and safety information.  Our number one priority

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Black Male Superintendent’s 24 Hours of Joy & Pain - 3 Things

Posted on: June 11, 2020

Press the pause button for just one minute.  It is time for me to reflect on the last 24 hours of my professional life.  I want to share my thoughts with you.  My emotions include both joy and pain as a result of three professional experiences

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"To Inspire" A Message from the Board of Education

Posted on: June 8, 2020

Middletown City Schools stands united in the fight against racism. We are a district that emphasizes social justice and realize that we must be intentional in our work to fulfill our nation’s promise of freedom and equity for all children.

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"I believe in you." A Superintendent's Message of Hope

Posted on: June 1, 2020

To our students, breathe.  You represent the hope in this country that will ensure the fair treatment of all people.  You represent not just change, but breath and hope.  Yes, hope.  For this reason, I want you to understand that Middletown City School District joins you in all your pains to make your dreams come true. 

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Happy Retirement, Middies!

Posted on: May 26, 2020

Cindy Higgins Ms. Higgins has been serving in Middletown Schools for 32 years, most recently at Amanda Elementary. Her greatest memories will always be the interactions with students because “no two days are ever the same.” She’s right, and

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Update #19: Athletics & Facilities

Posted on: May 26, 2020

The Middletown Athletic Department is in constant communication with OHSAA and the Middletown Board of Health. We are excited by the news about sports opening back up, but we will take the proper amount of time to ensure the safety of all of our

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Update #18: COVID-19 Food Locations and Times

Posted on: May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020 is the last day of the May meal pick-ups, but we will be back in June! Starting June 1 - June 30 (Monday-Friday, 10-11 AM), meal bags (breakfast and lunch) will be available from five of our K-5 elementary schools and the MS/HS. We will hand out the bags at the front doors.

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Update #17 COVID-19: Student Pick-Up Information

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Middletown High School Students with last names beginning with A-M will pick up at the front of the building by the main entrance on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM to noon.  Students with last names beginning with N-Z, will pick-up at the front

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Update #16 COVID-19: Video Message

Posted on: April 24, 2020

In the latest video update from Superintendent Styles, he addresses: 1.) the locker/cubby cleanout process (aka how can I get my student's things?!), 2. grades and promotions, and 3.) how to access free, secure Wi-Fi at the school buildings and Barnitz

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Teachable Comics: Middletown Teacher Tapped to Illustrate Big Fat Notebooks Series

Posted on: April 23, 2020

Not only does Middletown High School teacher Chris Pearce teach English Literature to students, but he also draws comics on his daily experiences. In fact, Workman Publishing of the Big Fat Notebook series noticed his art and asked him to illustrate its

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Survey: Remote Learning in Middletown

Posted on: April 20, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians: Feedback from our students and parents is a critical piece to our future planning and we encourage you to answer the questions in the survey as the Middletown Schools Remote Learning continues to evolve during this

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Update #15 COVID-19: School Closing

Posted on: April 20, 2020

[Versión en español] Dear Parents and Guardians: On April 20, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement ordering all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings to close to students for the remainder of the

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Middletown City Schools Hires Highview 6th Grade Center Principal

Posted on: April 16, 2020

Middletown City School District Monday announced Misty Belfrom, current assistant principal at Sycamore Junior High School, as the new Highview 6th Grade Center principal. The Middletown Board of Education (BOE) approved Belfrom’s hire at Monday’s

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Middletown City Schools $2M Savings Reductions

Posted on: April 14, 2020

For the 2020-21 school year, Middletown City School District (MCSD) will spend $1,250,000 on EdChoice vouchers and it must factor into the general fund budget a 37.5 percent increase in special education services over the last five years. As a direct result

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Middletown City School District Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction

Posted on: April 8, 2020

Middletown City School District Receives Auditor of State Award with Distinction Third year in a row for Middletown Treasurer Department Full copies of these reports are available online.A recent financial audit of the Middletown City School District (MCSD)

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Update #14 COVID-19: Video Message

Posted on: April 6, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:   In these two COVID-19 video updates, Marlon Styles, Jr., MCSD Superintendent, takes a few minutes to update the community on the latest from Columbus as well as what's happening here in Middletown.   Now that spring

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Update #13: COVID-19 Extension of School Closure

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians: On March 30, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement extending his March 12 order for all of Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings to remain closed to students through Friday, May 1, 2020. We

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Update #12 COVID-19: Video Message

Posted on: March 25, 2020

In this COVID-19 video update, Marlon Styles, Jr., MCSD Superintendent, takes a few minutes to give students and parents an update and to recognize all of the hard work everyone is doing during the school shut down. 

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ICYMI Wall Street Journal Interviews Superintendent Styles

Posted on: March 24, 2020

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* The Wall Street Journal Interviewed Middletown Schools Superintendent***Marlon Styles, Jr., advocates for equity in education During the current “Stay at Home” order by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the education equity gap

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Update #11 COVID-19

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Dear Middies- How was your first week learning in the home? We missed you! A big thank you for all the positive remarks, fun pictures, and open-mindedness as we navigate our new normal together.  On Sunday, Governor DeWine ordered everyone to

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Update #10: COVID-19 Student Assignment Update

Posted on: March 18, 2020

Happy Wednesday, Middies!   Today you can expect teachers to post student assignments (via Class Dojo, Google Classroom, Schoology). If you do not receive anything or you have specific learning questions, please email your student's teacher! They are

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Update #9: COVID-19 Shared Harvest Meal Pick-Up

Posted on: March 18, 2020

In addition to the school meals: On Thurs., March 19 from 12-2p & 2-4p, Shared Harvest will have a meal pick up at the Middletown Early Learning Center (ELC) located at 1516 1st Ave.

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Update #8: COVID-19 Update and FAQ

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians (Versión en español): Per the recommendation of Gov. DeWine, Superintendent Marlon Styles, Jr., and the Middletown School Board closed all Middletown City Schools and the district office effective Monday, March 16

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Update #6: COVID-19 Food Schedule & Other Information

Posted on: March 13, 2020

We know you have questions and we’re working on getting all the answers! On Monday, March 16 (no school), we will post answers, updates, etc. on our website and share the link on social media and email. In the meantime, we can tell you the Greater Miami

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Update #5: COVID-19 School Shutdown Per Gov. Mike DeWine

Posted on: March 12, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians (Versión en español): Together, we are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our community. In our response to COVID-19, we must depend on the knowledge of the Butler County Board of Health, Ohio Department of

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Update #4: COVID-19 March 11 Update

Posted on: March 11, 2020

Please know the Middletown City School District is taking concerns about the COVID-19 virus seriously. We continue to monitor and follow the guidance from the Butler County Board of Health, Ohio Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control. Our

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Update #3: COVID-19 Facebook Live

Posted on: March 11, 2020

On March 11, 2020, Superintendent Styles and City of Middletown Health Commissioner Jackie Phillips updated the community on COVID-19 and what this means for our schools and city. WATCH BELOW.

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Update #2: COVID-19 What's the Plan

Posted on: March 10, 2020

In the event of a district-wide closure due to illness, we want to take a moment to update you on our preparations. Please know we are monitoring the daily updates regarding COVID-19 (formerly known as novel Coronavirus) from the City of Middletown Health

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Update #1: COVID-19 Update & Guidelines

Posted on: March 9, 2020

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s): We want you to be aware the district is closely monitoring the daily updates regarding COVID-19 (formerly known as Coronavirus). Please be assured that we work closely with the City of Middletown Health Commissioner and the

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Safety Update: Thank You Staff, Students, and Police

Posted on: March 4, 2020

At approximately 7:40 AM today, the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) located in the back of the Middletown High School, a Middletown City School District (MCSD) school, received a text message to the Center’s appointment scheduling system. The text

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ICYMI Life-size Video Game Learning Comes to Middletown Gym

Posted on: March 3, 2020

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* Journal-News: Life-size Video Game Learning Comes to Middletown Gym If you thought gym class was your favorite subject in school, just wait until you see what students get to do these days! In a recent article, Journal-News Staff

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Feedback: Curriculum and Innovation Department

Posted on: March 2, 2020

The Curriculum and Innovation department has been working collaboratively with science teachers and students across the district to identify materials that will best meet the needs of both staff and students. A pilot of Amplify Science, Discovery Education,

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ICYMI Public school leaders rally against private school voucher program

Posted on: February 18, 2020

In this article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark reports on the latest version of EdChoice vouchers and local educators’ criticism of the proposed expansion. On Friday, February 14, 2020, “more than 80 superintendents, school board members, district officials and school administrators from Butler, Warren and Hamilton County held their second, joint press conference in less than 30 days.” Clark shares out thoughts from both public and private school leaders. 

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Know the Facts: EdChoice Vouchers

Posted on: February 18, 2020

EdChoice Scholarship Voucher Program: Know the Facts and Impact to Middletown Schools What is EdChoice?  The EdChoice Scholarship Program provides up to 60,000 scholarships (this number is increased by 5% annually with no cap starting 2020)

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EdChoice Voucher Update

Posted on: February 13, 2020

Join southwest Ohio school leaders on Friday, Feb. 14 at 11:00 AM for a press conference regarding changes to the EdChoice Voucher Program proposed by the Ohio House and Senate.  Speakers: Mike Holbrook, superintendent at Hamilton City School District,

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ICYMI Crowd Packs into Middletown Schools’ Annual District Open House

Posted on: February 11, 2020

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* Journal-News: Crowd Packs into Middletown Schools’ Annual District Open House In this article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark reports on MIDDIE XL: eXcellence Live, a Middletown City School District annual event.

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