What's Happening in Madeira City Schools - April 24, 2014

Schools and Libraries

April 26, 2014

From: Madeira City Schools

- The MHS Awards Band Concert scheduled for April 24, has been rescheduled to May 8 at 7 pm in Medert Auditorium.


- Madeira High School has been ranked among the top public high schools by US News and World Report, garnering their top 'Gold' medal. MHS was ranked 4th in the state of Ohio and 140th in the nation out of 31,242 schools, as well as 161st in the nation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Additionally, the Washington Post has named Madeira High School as one of the most challenging schools in the United States; 13th in Ohio and 497th in the nation out of 2,000 public and private high schools.

- The Madeira Schools Foundation announces its 2014 award recipients; Tom Walter '74 and Paul Lewis '85 will be the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni/Citizen Award. Bob and Ronna Gardner will receive the Distinguished Staff Award and Mr. Stephen Shaw will receive the Friends of the Foundation Award. Scholarship recipients will be announced and all recipients will be honored at Foundation's annual luncheon on Thursday, May 22, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Kenwood Country Club. Friends and family are encouraged to attend by contacting Pat or Wayne Smith at 513-272-0420 or patsmith@fuse.net to make a reservation. The cost of the luncheon is $20.00.

- Lynda and Nelson Wittman were selected as this year's Leading Lady and Leading Man at the spring musical's Senior Citizen Day. For a photo of the Wittmans with members of the cast of 'Cinderella' please see Cinderella and Our Royal Senior Citizens.

- Madeira High School students Luke Graeter, Matt Schefcik, Nixia Nijiat, and Zoe Evans placed 1st and 2nd in the State of Ohio Personal Finance Challenge held in Columbus and will represent the State of Ohio in the National Personal Finance Challenge. State runners-up were Michael Shull, Sarah Fischer, Cassandra Niemann and Jack Good.

- MMS 8th graders Maddy Murphy, Maggie Bartson, and Madison Kaising will will be recognized for their service efforts at the Magnified Giving awards ceremony on May 14. They will also present the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati with a $1000 grant on behalf of the Magnified Giving program.


- Nominations are now being accepted for the Madeira City School District's 'I Make a Difference Award.' The award was created to recognize the extraordinary contribution of dedicated and involved individuals who regularly go beyond the expected to 'make a difference' in our schools. Photos and listings of past recipients, guidelines, and an application form can be found at 'I Make a Difference Award' information and in each school office. Nominations are due May 5 and recipients will be honored at the May 19 school board meeting.

- The community is invited to tour MHS's After Prom "Hollywood" from 8-9 pm this Saturday, April 26. Students will gather at the school for photos from 5:30-6:30 before leaving by bus to the prom.

- For highlights from the MHS National Honor Society's first sponsored Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance please see NHS Dance.

- The Madeira Baseball Bowling Outing helps support our Varsity and Junior Varsity teams by improving field conditions and practice facilities in the future. For information on supporting by making a donation or bowling in the May 3 outing please see MHS Baseball Bowling.

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