D-The Blue and Gold Digest - April 13, 2017

Schools and Libraries

April 17, 2017

From: Madeira City Schools

- The Madeira City Schools and the Madeira community are comprised of dedicated and involved individuals who regularly go beyond the expected, who have the attitude of not being satisfied with the status quo, but of going the extra mile. The "I Make a Difference Award" was created to recognize the extraordinary contribution of these people. Spring 2017 nominations are due May 5 and can be submitted online or via mail. All information and links can be found at 'Tell us Who Goes the Extra Mile.'

- Madeira Senior Citizens are invited to the spring Superintendent's Senior Citizen Community Coffee on Thursday, April 20. Enjoy a cup of coffee with Superintendent Kenji Matsudo and hear what's going on in the district, while enjoying coffee and treats from Coffee Please. We hope to see you at Depot Barbecue (7701 Railroad Avenue in downtown Madeira) from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. As always, feel free to bring a friend!

- The MES Fourth Grade Student Leaders would like to invite all members of the Madeira community to join together to clean up Madeira! On April 22, Earth Day, projects such as spreading mulch, picking up trash, raking leaves, weeding or planting flowers will be completed in parks and yards to help neighbors. If your family can help, or if you know someone who could use some outdoor help, please email enutley@madeiracityschools.org or call 587-0008. Thank you from the Fourth Grade Student Leaders!

- Our spring Walk to School Day is Wednesday, April 26. Walk to school with a group of neighbors or enjoy the morning walking with your children - and if you live too far to walk, park a few blocks away from school and join in. The day promotes exercise & health, saves gas, reduces pollution, and encourages safety. Madeira police officers will help at the crosswalk on Miami downtown, and by directing traffic and pedestrians at the elementary school. Walk to School Day is sponsored by the Madeira School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).

- The Madeira High School Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its 2017 induction class in three different categories;  former athlete, former coach, or past or present contributor to the athletic program. Nominations are due by June 1; accomplishments must be from Madeira High only. Please see MHS Athletic Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Madeira High Athletic Boosters.

- The MHS World Language Department staff will hold an open house to celebrate the retirement of Rick Schneider (Spanish and ESL teacher) and Cindy Cadet (French teacher). All Madeira City Schools staff, community members, and current and former students are invited to celebrate their years of service at Madeira. The open house will take place in the Courtyard of the Perin Learning Commons at Madeira High School on Saturday, May 13, from 2 PM - 5 PM.

CONGRATULATIONS:

- MHS's two TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) engineering teams both placed as state and national champions in the Technology Student Association (TSA) regional competition. Out of 584 teams competing, Madeira was the only one to have two state and two national champions. The 9th and 10th grade team of Izzy Evans, Emma Fortman, Ed Smith, Ben Fisk, Olivia Hopkin, Zhuo Nan Huang, Sam Bernicke, and Nicolas Landis Ashbaugh finished 1st out 32 teams in Ohio, and as National champions in Division 3. Out of 87 teams in Ohio, the 11th and 12th grade team of Brittany Ladd, Michelle Fischer, Nick Ramos, Jacob Bellayuto, Eric Cummings, Chris Landgrebe, Max Pennington and Carson Cooper finished as State champions, and as Division 3 National champions!

The following MMS students received superior ratings at the OMEA District 14 Solo and Ensemble Competition: Yvonne Colson (French Horn and Violin), Lexi Born (Flute), Annamarie Rau (Snare Drum), Owen Tucker (French Horn), Benjamin Adams (Bassoon) and Steven Wu (Trumpet).

- Seven students from Madeira Middle School have been selected to paint rain barrels as part of the fifth annual Rain Barrel Art Project, an initiative designed to educate the community about water conservation and pollution caused by storm water runoff. The 5th grade team of Sophie Graham, Ella Garza, Jane Feichtner, 6th grader Isabela Arredondo, and the 8th grade team of Ethan Bisselberg, Yvonne Colson, and Helen Lewis were selected to paint three rain barrels for this year's event. The students are working under the leadership of art teacher Liz Rossi. The barrels will be auctioned off on April 20 at the zoo's Party for the Planet event, with proceeds benefitting conservation education in the Ohio River Valley.

- Chance Manzler '12 won the apparel portion of Under Armour's Design Future Show. He is a student at University of Cincinnati, DAAP.