In June and July 2020 (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. To learn more, click here


Middletown Middle School News

Blog Entries - 2019

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DONATE: 6th Grade Inspiring Adventures Fundraising Campaign

Posted on: October 31, 2019

Each year, approximately 500 students make a huge transition into Highview 6th Grade Center from seven different elementary schools within the Middletown City School District. The Highview staff has teamed up with Camp Chautauqua to provide students the

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MHS Student with AR/VR Goggles

Journal-News: How Middletown is Using Virtual Reality for its High School Art Classes

Posted on: October 29, 2019

In this article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark spoke with Middletown High School (MHS) Visual Arts Teacher Rick Krebs about a new program at MHS. The AR/VR--that’s Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality--class teaches computer coding and programming while preparing “students for the future.” A $12,224 grant in 2018 from the Middletown Community Foundation helped pay for the VR goggles.

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We UNITE & We RISE...Against Bullying

Posted on: October 23, 2019

Middletown City School District stands with others across the country in the prevention of bullying by spreading awareness throughout the district. All schools participated in Unity Day, a day that celebrates the inclusion of all students through kindness and acceptance, by wearing orange and hosting special activities for their building.

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Stuff the Bus: Supplies Drive

Posted on: October 2, 2019

Crosstown "Stuff the Bus" Supplies Drive Lakota, Hamilton, and Middletown Schools will hold food & supplies drive in October. Middletown's drive will support the Middie Success Program! Bring on the Middie Magic and let's fill our bus with the most

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Video: Learn About Our Health Center!

Posted on: September 23, 2019

In our latest video series, Middletown Schools will take viewers on a trip around the district to show off, explain, and demonstrate #MiddieRising. In this video, we're visiting the School-Based Health Center (SBHC), located in the Middletown

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Posted on: September 17, 2019

You're invited to our Hispanic Heritage Celebration! On Thursday, October 10, our students will honor Hispanic Heritage! Come experience Hispanic culture, art, music, and food! You'll see student performances, a living wax museum, and enjoy food samples

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New Video Series!

Posted on: September 9, 2019

In our latest video series, Middletown Schools will take viewers on a trip around the district to show off, explain, and demonstrate #MiddieRising. In this video, watch and learn how our K-8 students and teachers use STEAM and Maker Learning to complement

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ICYMI MHS Health Teacher Speaks on Vaping

Posted on: September 8, 2019

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* Journal-News: MHS Health Teacher Discusses Vaping In a recent article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark writes about vaping-linked hospitalizations and what area school officials are doing to persuade teens to break the

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*LISTEN* Student Voice

Posted on: August 29, 2019

What inspires you to do better? To be better? Our students inspire the Middletown community and staff every day. At Convocation 2019, MHS junior Dorothy T. set the tone for the entire school year. Watch her inspiring, powerful 5-minute speech. It's no

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ICYMI WCPO: Miami grad starts teaching career at Middletown Middle School

Posted on: August 14, 2019

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* WCPO’s Ally Kramer visited Middletown Middle School and spoke with first year teacher Miss Rachel Sutphin. Miss Sutphin joins the Middletown Middle School staff as a math teacher. Miss Sutphin is a 2019 Miami University graduate

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ICYMI Journal-News: The Summer of the Middie Meal Machine

Posted on: August 7, 2019

*IN CASE YOU MISSED IT* Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark joined the Middletown Schools community at the final Middie Meal Machine summer food truck stop. Read the article below to find out why the first summer of the Middie Meal Machine was a

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Get ready for school

First Day of School is August 13 – Get Ready!

Posted on: July 30, 2019

Not only is the first day of school just a few weeks away, so are some awesome events to get you ready. We want our students’ first day of school to be awesome – and that awesomeness starts with being prepared.

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Open House Schedules

Posted on: July 29, 2019

Not only is the first day of school just a couple weeks away, so are our Open Houses to get you ready!

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Students performing CPR

ICYMI Middletown taught CPR to sixth-graders as part of this ‘inside look’ camp

Posted on: July 2, 2019

Journal-News: Middletown taught CPR to sixth-graders as part of this ‘inside look’ campJuly 1, 2019By Ed Richter, Journal-News Staff Writer "About 40 students entering the sixth grade in the Middletown City School District had the

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Please Welcome Adam Mowery to the Curriculum Team!

Posted on: June 25, 2019

Middletown City School District last night announced Mr. Adam Mowery, current Secondary Education Coordinator of Graham Local Schools, as the next Grade 6-12 Curriculum Coordinator. Mowery replaces Ms. Robyn Jordan.   “We are excited to welcome

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(Back, L-R) Kee Edwards, principal, Michael Valenti, principal, Debbie Sander, senior director of student services, Jenny Dennis, principal, Marlon J. Styles, Jr., superintendent, Melissa Prohaska, instructional technology coordinator, (Sitting, L-R), Fran Morrison, senior director of curriculum and innovation,Craig Campbell, technology coordinator, (not pictured: Carmela Cotter, principal)

Middletown Wins International Award

Posted on: June 6, 2019

In Good Company: ISTE Selects Educators from Around the World for 2019 Awards Middletown Schools Wins Distinguished District Award WASHINGTON – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has combed through an impressive set of

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Midpointe Library

MidPointe Library: Summer Food Service

Posted on: June 3, 2019

Summer Lunch Program Available from Two MidPointe Locations Posted By: Cari Hillman, MidPointe Library Thursday, May 30, 2019 To most people, “summer” is synonymous with no school, fun in the sun and travel to interesting

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Diana Bogotay

Middletown High School Names Diana Bogotay New Varsity Swim Coach

Posted on: May 23, 2019

Middletown City School District today announced Diana Bogotay as the new 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 retain

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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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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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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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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 & 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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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 Tickets

Posted on: March 28, 2019

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

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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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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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Cavs Academy

Cleveland Cavs Academy: Clinic

Posted on: March 12, 2019

Cleveland Cavaliers Academy is excited to be hosting a three-hour basketball clinic on March 16, 2019 from 9am-12pm at Middletown High School! The clinic is for boys and girls ages 5-17 of all skill-levels with a focus on game like situations and

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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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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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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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Parent Meeting: College Credit Plus

Posted on: January 16, 2019

There will be an informational meeting about College Credit Plus next Thursday, January 24th for parents and students interested in participating in CCP during the 2019-2020 school year.  The meeting begins at 6:00 pm. in the Community Room at Middletown

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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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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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