D-The Blue and Gold Digest - April 28, 2016

Schools and Libraries

April 30, 2016

From: Madeira City Schools

- Please join us for a Community Open House celebrating the retirement of Madeira Superintendent Steve Kramer. The celebration will be held Sunday, May 15 from 3 - 5 PM in Perin Learning Commons at Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. Help us thank Steve for 40 years in education!

- The Madeira City Schools and the Madeira community are comprised of dedicated and involved individuals who regularly go beyond the expected to 'make a difference' in our schools. They 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. The award will be presented at the May 16 school board meeting and the recipients name(s) will be added to a permanent plaque in Perin Learning Commons. Please consider nominating someone you know who has made a difference by May 9. For the criteria, nomination form and all information please see 'I Make a Difference.'

- Another national accolade for Madeira High School! The Washington Post's 'America's Most Challenging High Schools' ranked MHS #8 in the state, up from #13 last year. The rankings are designed to identify schools that have done the best job in students at all levels taking college-level courses and tests. Please see MHS Ranked Nationally Again!.

- The Mustangs will take on Taylor High School in the Reds Futures Game this Saturday, April 30 at 12:30 PM at Roselawn Park. Tickets are $5.00 and are available in the Athletic Office Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM. With your purchase you will receive a voucher for a Reds Game and a free Coney from Skyline.

- The community is invited to preview the MHS After Prom "The Real After Prom of Madeira" this Saturday, April 30. Stop by the high school between 6:45 - 8 PM to see how the high school is transformed for the junior and senior Prom-goers by their parents and friends.

- MMS students swept the State of Ohio Personal Finance Challenge Competition last Thursday taking all of the top 7 spots. Over 130 teams participated across the state by completing an online exam with 7 of Madeira's teams placing in the top ten. At the state quiz bowl, sponsored by Fidelity Investments, the Ohio Treasurer's Office, and UC's Center for Economic Education, Madeira competed against Madeira with Brittany Ladd, Raleigh Potluri, Erika Thomas and Jimmy Smith placing first. Madeira will once again represent the state of Ohio at the National Personal Finance Challenge held in Kansas City on May 6. Congratulations on their fifth straight year making it to nationals!

- Congratulations to seventh grader Kate McDonough, who has qualified to go to the Power of the Pen State Competition at the College of Wooster on May 27.

LOOKING AHEAD:

May 16: School Board meeting
May 26: Last day for students
May 26: 7:30 PM - Class of 2016 Baccalaureate in Medert Auditorium
May 28: 7:30 PM - Class of 2016 Graduation in Ruth Romano Courtyard at MHS