What's Happening in Madeira City Schools - May 8, 2014

Sports and Recreation

May 13, 2014

From: Madeira City Schools

Congratulations to the Top Seniors of the Class of 2014, who will all graduate with a GPA of 4.0 or above. This year's Top Seniors who were introduced at MHS's Academic Signing Day on May 1 are: Kevin Bradner (Valedictorian), Zoe Evans, Sarah Fischer, Luke Graeter (Salutarorian), Maggie Griffin, Michael Grimm, Brian Groenke, James Hillman, Yan-Nan Huang, Audrey Kehling, Taylor Kneip, Ellie Korengel, Emma Landis-Ashbaugh, Sarah Mahler, Cloay Maier, Brooke Marston, McKinzie Moon, Cassandra Nieman, Maria Ramos, Hannah Schigel, Matthew Shefcik, Emily Thompson, Cynthia Wagner, Jasmine Wood, Hannah Young. For a photo and the seniors' chosen college or university, please see 2014 Top Seniors.

There is still time to attend the Madeira Schools Foundation's annual luncheon on Thursday, May 22. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Kenwood Country Club and the cost is $20.00. Please contact Pat or Wayne Smith at 513-272-0420 or patsmith@fuse.net to make a reservation. The following award recipients will be honored: Tom Walter '74 and Paul Lewis '85 (Distinguished Alumni/Citizen Award), Bob and Ronna Gardner (Distinguished Staff Award) and Mr. Stephen Shaw (Friends of the Foundation Award). Scholarship recipients will be announced and all recipients will be honored as well.

Some senior citizens and permanently and totally disabled Ohioans may reduce their property tax burden by exempting some of the market value of their home from taxation as a result of Ohio Homestead Exemption changes, if they qualify and meet the June 2, 2014 deadline. The exemption allows qualifying homeowners to exempt 25 percent of the market value of their home from all local property taxes. For example, a home with a market value of $100,000 would be taxed as if it were worth $75,000. Applications for the Homestead Exemption should be sent to the county auditor and must be received by 4:00 p.m. EST on Monday, June 2. Please see http://hamiltoncountyauditor.org for more information.

Brand Refinement Update: As we continue to work through our brand refinement process, we are dedicated to ensuring we bring our vision to life by reflecting a more engaging approach to communicating the key elements of our Madeira City Schools story. To this end, we have included more people in our efforts to gain insight from members of our community. We met with parents, students, staff, community members and alumni, and representatives from all district booster groups and organizations to ask for their input on our most recent progress. Chris Andruss of LPK shared our efforts from 2012 to this point, including both verbal messaging and a proposed series of district academic logos, to be used in conjunction with our current crest. The group's discussion centered on how each option expressed our brand position that will differentiate Madeira City Schools from that of other districts. We will keep you up to date on our progress - look for news very soon!

The Madeira Football program is having a "Shoe Drive" to help out needy families in developing countries during the months of May, June and July. For locations to drop off gently used shoes or for more information please see Shoe Drive.

MMS fifth grade student Lexi Born had a story published in the Spring 2014 Ohio Association for Gifted Children Review. The short story is called "Honu's Story" which she wrote in fourth grade. Madeira staff member Tracy Alley had an article titled "Students As Sleuths: Using Mysteries in the Classroom" published in the OAGC Review as well.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:

Boys Baseball Admission $5/Person (no passes will be accepted)
Boys Baseball
Girls Softball $5/Person (no passes will be accepted)
Girls Softball
Boys/Girls Track (D II) $5/Person (no passes will be accepted)
Boys/Girls Track
Boys Tennis
Boys Tennis