D-The Blue and Gold Digest - May 5, 2016

Clubs and Organizations

May 9, 2016

From: Madeira City Schools

The "I Make a Difference Award" was created for the Madeira City School's Board of Education to recognize the extraordinary contribution of people who regularly go beyond the expected to 'make a difference' in our schools, who have the attitude of not being satisfied with the status quo, and who go the extra mile. Nominations are due May 9 for the Spring 2016 awards, which will be presented at the May 16 school board meeting. For the criteria, nomination form and all information please see 'I Make a Difference.'

Congratulations to the 36 Top Seniors of the Class of 2016! These students will graduate with a 4.0 or above GPA: William Andre, Candace Brenner, Brandon Brown, Addison Cooper, (Co-Valedictorian), Jack Dougherty, Olivia Eads, Zachary Evans (Salutatorian), Patrick Fitzgerald, Hannah Gottesman, Natalie Guzman, Connor Hjelm, Sarah Hodson, Madeleine Hopkin, Garrett Huon, Cecilia Jimenez, Kayla Kamil, Braden Kane, Kaitlyn Lowndes, Adam Mahler, Casey Mitchell, Marissa Moore, Mark Muenz, Andrew Philpott, Tyler Quante, Kelsey Rizzuto, Matthew Schroeder, Molllie Shinkle, James Smith, Laura Smith, Nathan Smith, Emily Sowles, Anna Tensmeyer, Erika Thomas, Blake Wainscott, Adelaide Young, (Co-Valedictorian). For a photo before their Academic Signing Day and the colleges and universities they have selected, please see Top Seniors 2016.

Congratulations to the Madeira Schools Foundation 2016 Distinguished Award Winners: Distinguished Alumni/Citizen-Tom Ashmore, Distinguished Staff-John F. Dumont, Friends of the Foundation-Jack and Barbara Buchholz. All winners, as well as the Madeira Schools Foundation scholarship recipients for the Class of 2016 will be honored at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 24 at Kenwood Country Club at 11:30 AM. Reservations can be made by contacting Executive Director Sarah Mizelle at smizelle.msf@gmail.com or (513) 924-3725.

Congratulations to the Madeira High School Choir who received a Superior rating at last weekend's state competition.

MES Pet Therapy Dog Lexi has retired after 12 years of "lending her ear and helping kids build confidence with her quiet presence" to MES students while they read. Her owner, Sami, has created 'Lexi's Legacy' which provides stuffed animals for students in need of a reading buddy, awards prizes through a contest at the library, and provides stuffed animals for any child who brings an injured or sick pet in for treatment at the ER Care Center. Thank you Lexi and Sami, for 12 years of dedicated service!

Next time you shop at Kroger, check the bottom of your receipt.  If Madeira Schools Foundation does not appear as your Kroger Community Rewards partner, then you need to enroll (or re-enroll).  Here's what you do:
1) Go to:  www.Kroger.com/communityrewards  
2) Sign In using your email address and password
3) Click the ENROLL NOW  button on the bottom of page & follow these steps:
a. Find the organization (type in "Mad" or "81656")
b. Select organization (Madeira Schools Foundation  81656)
c. Click SAVE

Use your KrogerPlus Card at any Cincinnati Area Kroger every time you shop. The funds earned will be used to purchase items for academic enrichment at all three Schools. Note: If you do not have a login ID go to: https://www.kroger.com/ and register (upper right) then follow instructions above.

Our friends at T.G.I.Friday's are once again helping the Madeira Music Boosters in their mission to support the excellent Madeira City Schools' Music Programs. Please present the coupon T.G.I.Friday's Boosters Fundraiser at the 8150 Montgomery Road T.G.I.Friday's for lunch and/or dinner on May 5 and 6 and the Music Boosters will receive up to 20% on your total check. Thank you for your support of the Madeira Music program!

Correction from last week: MHS students swept the State of Ohio Personal Finance Challenge Competition, taking all of the top 7 spots.