Rosa Parks Elementary News

Blog Entries - 2021

Henry Reid

Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors: Part 6

Posted on: November 18, 2021

This fall, we’d like to introduce you to our elementary school counselors. We are fortunate to have a counselor in every school building to support each and every one of our students. Our counselors help students find success, discover their dreams, and rise tomorrow.

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Vaccination Clinic Locations

Posted on: November 16, 2021

Vaccination Clinics In Butler County Pfizer Fact Sheet Butler County Educational Service Center - Conference Room A & B 9am-12pm November 15  November 16  November 23  November 24  December 1 December 3  December

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ICYMI COVID-19 Relief Funds Put Counselors in all Middletown Elementary Schools

Posted on: November 12, 2021

ICYMI Both The Journal-News and WCPO-9 featured the Middletown City School District elementary school counselors. The district used federal relief money to hire seven school counselors for our elementary buildings. 

 

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Becky Milton

Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors: Part 5

Posted on: November 9, 2021

This fall, we’d like to introduce you to our elementary school counselors. We are fortunate to have a counselor in every school building to support each and every one of our students. Our counselors help students find success, discover their dreams, and rise tomorrow.

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Lexie Stelnicki

Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors: Part 4

Posted on: November 2, 2021

This fall, we’d like to introduce you to our elementary school counselors. We are fortunate to have a counselor in every school building to support each and every one of our students. Our counselors help students find success, discover their dreams, and rise tomorrow.

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Sock Drive: All November

Posted on: November 2, 2021

Sock Drive for Shoes 4 the Shoeless During this season of giving, Middletown City School District is hosting a SOCK DRIVE for Shoes 4 the Shoeless. Please consider donating BRAND NEW, non-name brand socks. Purchase NEW socks for children in grades

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COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines Update

Posted on: October 28, 2021

As we head into the second quarter, I’d like to thank you for your support so far this school year. As new guidelines emerge, you have pivoted and you have encouraged us to make safe and sound decisions for our buildings.  | 

A medida que nos acercamos al segundo trimestre, me gustaría agradecerles por su apoyo hasta ahora este año escolar. A medida que surgen nuevas pautas, usted ha cambiado y nos ha alentado a tomar decisiones seguras y sólidas para nuestros edificios.

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Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors: Part 3

Posted on: October 26, 2021

Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors! Name: Arreon Butler School building/Grade: Central Academy K-6 Subject Area: School Counselor College(s): University of Cincinnati for BA in Psychology and Xavier University for MA in School Counseling Hometown:

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Samantha Minges

Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors: Part 2

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors! Name: Samantha Minges School building/Grade: Wildwood Elementary (K-5) Subject Area: School Counselor College(s): Miami University (undergrad) and The University of Cincinnati (grad school) Hometown: Middletown,

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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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Oct. 9 Vaccine Clinic

Posted on: October 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic When:Saturday, October 9, 2021 Where:Amanda Elementary (11 AM - 12:30 PM) Mayfield Elementary (1:30 - 3 PM) Gift cards will be available for individuals with a Medicaid Managed Care Plan receiving their first vaccine. For

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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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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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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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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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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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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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NOW is the time to get vaccinated, because Public Health cares!

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Posted on: August 4, 2021
A $50 gift card will be given to all who receive a shot. This clinic takes place at the Butler County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 7.
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A Letter from Your Principal

Posted on: July 29, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!   My name is Tracy Neeley, and it is my honor and privilege to serve in the role as Rosa Parks Elementary Principal and continue working with this team of highly skilled teachers and support staff. 

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Back to School Safety Protocols

Back to School: Part 4

Posted on: July 26, 2021

At the Monday, July 26, 2021 Board of Education meeting, the Board discussed the Middletown City School District Back to School Safety Protocols. The three main topics include 'Cleaning Practices,' 'Contact Tracing,' and 'Masks'.

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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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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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Middie Meal Machine: June Schedule

Posted on: June 7, 2021

Summer Scavenger Hunt Each time you visit the Middie Meal Machine, you will receive a gold coin. Collect these coins for some wonderful prizes at the conclusion of each month! In addition to earning coins, we will have fun handouts and summer activity ideas

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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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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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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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Math Pilot Staff and Community Feedback

Posted on: March 21, 2021

Over the next two weeks, March 22-April 2, the Curriculum and Innovation department is seeking feedback from staff members that did not take part in the pilot and from families and community members. The math materials will be on display on the 4th floor of One Donham Plaza for individuals to preview and provide feedback. We thank you for this feedback as it is crucial that all stakeholders have a voice in this collaborative process.

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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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"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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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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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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