D-The Blue and Gold Digest - April 9, 2015

Schools and Libraries

April 11, 2015

From: Madeira City Schools

 - Parents and community members are invited to join the Madeira School Board and district administrators for community dialogue sessions concerning federally mandated testing and other issues related to loss of local control. We appreciate the trust you place in us to do the very best for our students and hope you will join us at one of these important dialogue sessions. For much more information please see Dialog Sessions.

Community Dialogue Sessions
April 27 and April 29 at 7 - 8 pm
Perin Learning Commons, Madeira High School

 - The Madeira Schools Foundation is happy to announce the recipients of its award recipients for 2015. Mrs. Laurie Westermeyer, MHS '74, and Dr. Uday Khosla, MHS '91, will be honored as Distinguished Alumni/Citizens. Mr. Richard Hartmann will be honored as a Distinguished Staff member and Mr. Jeff Smith will be honored as Friend of the Foundation. All recipients will be honored at the annual Madeira Schools Foundation luncheon at Kenwood Country Club Thursday, May 14, from 11:30-1:30 pm. Friends and family are encouraged to make a reservation by calling Sarah Mizell at (513) 924-3725.

 - 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 for the Madeira City School Board to recognize the extraordinary contribution of these people. Nominations are being taken now for the May, 2015 awards. For guidelines and a nomination form, please click here I Make a Difference Award.

 - Superintendent Steve Kramer met with local senior citizens for coffee and conversation today in the newly renovated Perin Learning Common. Student Madeline Gelis spoke to the group about the renovation process and the center's use by students today. To receive mailings about special senior citizen events through the school please call 924-3703 and leave your name and address.

 - MHS students Casey Mitchell and Natalie Guzman were awarded $20,000 scholarships from H&R Block by participating in the H&R Block Budget Challenge, a national personal finance competition that simulates life as adult in which students invest, manage bills, save for the future and pay taxes. Six other MHS students have won scholarships this year through the challenge, and the MHS Budget & Finance class was awarded a $7,500 grant. See Learning to Manage Money.

 - The district's spring 'Walk to School Day' will be held Wednesday, April 22. Students are encouraged to walk to school with a parent or guardian to promote a healthy lifestyle. 

 - Frank Lang (Francis R. Lang) who served as principal, assistant principal, guidance counselor and business teacher at Madeira passed away on Monday, March 23 at the age of 94. His funeral was held on March 28.

 - Flags from twenty-one different nations have been hung to represent the countries where all current Madeira Schools' students were born. New flags will be added when students born in any additional countries attend our district and signs will be hung in each building to explain the flags' significance. Thank you to the Madeira Elementary School PTO, the Madeira Middle School PTO, and the Madeira High School PTO for these multi-national displays!

 - Fifty five Madeira Latin Club students in grades 8-12 competed in the 65th Ohio Junior Classical League Convention in Columbus. Madeira placed 4th out of the 22 chapters in attendance in Overall points. Top scorers were Jack Good, Eric Cummings, Caroline Thomas, Michael Shull, Abbey Gray, and the Club Project, led by Erika Thomas.

 - The Indian Hill School District invites you to learn about the changing environment of substance use and abuse, identifying signs of use, and successful steps in supporting intervention. "Recognizing Substance Use" will be presented by Greg Hogg of Talbert House on Monday, April 13 at 6:30-8 pm at Indian Hill High School's MP Room, 6865 Drake Road. For more information please call 272-4550.