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LMIS hosts parent session on digital safety

Posted on: November 8, 2016

As a parent or guardian, are you concerned with how technology has changed the way students communicate? Little Miami will host on special parent information session presented by CBTS on digital safety on Monday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the intermediate

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Update transportation enrollment forms by July 31

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Since frequent changes in transportation increase the possibility of putting students in an unsafe situation, the Little Miami Local School District has updated its transportation policies. All students will be dropped off at their home address unless a

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LM on 90-min delay for Wednesday, Feb. 10

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Little Miami Local Schools will be on a 90-minute delay on Wednesday, Feb. 10 due to inclement weather. Students will begin their school day 90 minutes later than the typical day and morning bus service will run on a 90-minute delay as well. Morning

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Info about early release for Friday, Jan. 22

Posted on: January 21, 2016

The Little Miami Local School District will release students two hours earlier than usual on Friday, Jan. 22 due to possible heavy snowfall.Afternoon kindergarten and afternoon preschool will be canceled. Morning kindergarten will be released one hour

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LMHS to host conferences, college fair

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Little Miami High School students and families should save space on their calendar for Thursday, Jan. 21, when the high school will host two informational events along with parent-teacher conferences. Sign up for conferences here. On conference night, LMHS

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(Left to right): Susanne Mason, director of the Warren County Solid Waste Management District, Cathy Trevathan, LMHS principal; and Rachel Tilford, LM food service director.

LM recognized for recycling efforts

Posted on: December 30, 2016

Little Miami’s efforts to go green recently received recognition from a local agency. The Warren County Solid Waste Management District recently selected Little Miami Schools as one of four Warren County entities to receive Awards of Excellence. Each

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Holiday greetings to those overseas

Posted on: December 20, 2016

Just before heading out on winter break, families at Hamilton-Maineville Primary School made sure those serving overseas would have a happy holiday, too: They donated enough items to fill 118 Stockings for Soldiers, all of which are headed for a unit in

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Get tickets for Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3

Posted on: November 26, 2016

Little Miami High School Student Government is sponsoring Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 8-11 a.m. at the high school. The event promises to be full of holiday cheer with a little something for everyone. The Jolly Holiday

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Public input sought on planning survey

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Little Miami is seeking additional public input to the master planning process through a community survey. Consultants from Emersion DESIGN/Fanning Howey first rolled out this survey at the community meeting held on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The survey is now being

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Board schedules fall listening sessions

Posted on: October 31, 2016
Tags: Board of education

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education has set a new calendar of listening sessions, giving members of the public an opportunity to talk with board members in a non-school setting. The Board is entering its fourth year of hosting

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Tilford named OASBO Food Service Director of the Year

Posted on: October 22, 2016

Little Miami Food Service Director Rachel Tilford has been named the 2016 Outstanding Food Service Director of the Year by the Ohio Association of School Business Officials. Tilford, who is beginning her fourth year at Little Miami, was nominated for the

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4th annual Band Fest Oct. 22

Posted on: October 20, 2016

If the best part of a Friday night for you is the halftime marching band show, you're going to love what's coming this Saturday! On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Little Miami Marching Band will host its 4th annual Band Fest at Hi-Five Field. Eleven marching bands

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Student project leads to 1st foam tray recycler in state

Posted on: October 19, 2016

What began as a Little Miami middle school research project has led to a first-of-its-kind Styrofoam tray recycler in Ohio. Little Miami is the first school district in the state to use a StyroGenie machine to create a closed-loop recycling system for the

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LMHS Drama to present 'Sleepy Hollow' Oct. 27, 29, 30

Posted on: October 18, 2016

The leaves are turning, the weather has cooled and a young person's fancy turns . . . spookiness! Just in time for Halloween, the Little Miami High School Drama Department has just the thing -- a presentation of "The Headless Horseman of Sleepy

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LMHS sponsoring drug abuse roundtable

Posted on: October 12, 2016

Little Miami High School will host a family informational night on drug abuse and the heroin epidemic on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The high school will screen the film "Chasing the Dragon," a short documentary by the Federal Bureau of

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Master plan community meetings scheduled

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Little Miami has been working on a master plan for the future and the district needs your input. The public is invited to a series of community meetings discussing the future of Little Miami Schools. All meetings will be held in the Little Miami High School

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Performing on the world stage: Little Miami Chorale

Posted on: September 15, 2016

There are high school choirs, and there is Little Miami. Under the direction of Sarah Baker, the Little Miami vocal music program has built such a reputation for excellence that both Baker and her singers are sought-after performers, not just locally, but on

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Nguyen named National Merit Semifinalist

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Little Miami High School is proud to announce that a high-achieving senior has again won recognition for her academic achievement. Senior Lien Nguyen has been selected to receive the Honda-Ohio State University Math Medal Award for the class of 2017 and was

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Little Miami releases enhanced look at quality education

Posted on: September 12, 2016

This week, approximately 70 school districts throughout Ohio are releasing a more comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the state’s School District Report Card. Called a “Quality Profile,” the report includes additional

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LM Eagle Scouts bettering schools, community

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Over the years, the Little Miami school district has been the beneficiary of hundreds of hours volunteer service on the part of local organizations, whether done by PTOs, churches or other groups. But the young men who choose to serve the district and their

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Reduce testing: LM joins with other districts on ESSA

Posted on: September 6, 2016

It is a call – again – for more local control. The Little Miami Local School District is joining other area districts that are members of the Greater Cincinnati School Advocacy Network (GCSAN) in voicing concern that state edicts continue to

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Planned power outage Sept. 1

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Little Miami Schools will once again this year participate in the PowerShare program sponsored by Duke Energy. As a participant in the program, Little Miami agrees to briefly shut down power at planned peak times, and in exchange, receives a rebate from Duke.

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Board OKs contract with Emersion Design

Posted on: August 29, 2016

What does the future hold for Little Miami? The district’s Board of Education has begun working with a local firm to help answer that question and to create a master plan for the next five years and beyond. The Little Miami Board of Education recently

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Text message service to begin Sept. 14

Posted on: August 26, 2016

The Little Miami Local School District will soon offer a new text messaging service to our families beginning on Sept. 14. Little Miami uses SchoolMessenger to deliver email newsletters and all-call messages, and now will begin using the same service to send

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Baldwin named WCSWCD Educator of Year

Posted on: August 25, 2016

A Little Miami educator’s ongoing efforts to teach her students about the wonders of nature have garnered her countywide recognition. Stephanie Baldwin, a sixth grade teacher at Little Miami Intermediate School, was recently named the Conservation

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Little Miami ranks high for graduation rate, ACT

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Little Miami’s graduation rate and average ACT scores are some of the best of all high schools in southwest Ohio, according to rankings published recently by Cincy Magazine. According to the magazine’s recent 2016 Best Schools issue, Little

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New administrators join Little Miami

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Little Miami Local Schools has welcomed several new faces to lead buildings and programs for the 2016-2017 school year. Four new administrators began their first year at Little Miami on Aug. 10, two of whom – Dan Distel and Nate Mahon - were hired

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Career Center students start Aug. 11, 12

Posted on: August 6, 2016

The first day of school for Warren County Career Center juniors is Aug. 11, 2016. The first day of school for WCCC seniors is Aug. 12. The office will be open daily between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel

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New to LMIS? Come to the social!

Posted on: August 1, 2016

If you are new to Little Miami Intermediate, the folks there have a sweet way to get familiar with the school. All incoming 5th graders and any 6th graders new to Little Miami should plan on attending the LMIS Ice Cream Social on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 5

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LM Board selects master planning firm

Posted on: July 28, 2016

As student enrollment numbers continue to increase, Little Miami officials are seeking a helping hand in creating a plan to manage this growth. At their July 26 meeting, the Little Miami Board of Education voted to select Emersion DESIGN/Fanning Howey

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Nguyen earns perfect ACT score

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Little Miami High School rising senior Lien Nguyen recently achieved a rare feat: She earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT national college admissions exam. While the actual number of students across the country earning a composite score of 36 varies from

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Central Registration closed until July 5

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Little Miami's Central Registration Office will be closed beginning Friday, June 24 and will reopen Tuesday, July 5.

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8th grader awarded scholarship

Posted on: June 15, 2016

A Little Miami eighth grader is getting a hands-on look at the value of natural resource conservation thanks to a scholarship he recently won. Mitchell Stacey, a rising LM freshman, is in Carroll County this week after receiving the 2016 Ohio Forestry and

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School offices closed until July 27

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Offices at most Little Miami school buildings are now closed for summer. Offices will reopen on July 27, 2016. The high school office will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the summer. The Little Miami central office and

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Baker to be guest clinician in Rome

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Sarah Baker, the director of the Little Miami High School vocal music program, has been invited to serve as a guest clinician at the Musica Eterna Roma International Choral Competition and Festival in Rome, Italy, this July. Baker will be presenting

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Garn accepted to leadership program

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Karen Garn, a rising senior at Little Miami High School, has been selected to be among the 1,000 attendees at West Point’s prestigious Summer Leaders Experience in June. More than 5,000 juniors nationwide applied to SLE, which offers outstanding high

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Save the date: 2016-17 Open House times announced

Posted on: May 25, 2016

Open house dates for the 2016-2017 School Year: Salem Twp. Primary & Elementary School Preschool: Monday, Aug. 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Kindergarten: Monday, Aug. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Third Grade: Tuesday, Aug. 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fourth Grade: Tuesday, Aug.

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Congratulations and farewell to Class of 2016

Posted on: May 24, 2016

On Sunday, May 22, the Little Miami High School Class of 2016 graduated. This year’s class of 278 received more than $6 million in scholarship offers and plans to begin the next chapter in their lives at college, in the military or in the

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Class of 2016 garners $6 million in offers

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Seniors from the Little Miami High School were recently honored for outstanding achievement and for garnering dozens of scholarships from local organizations. The Class of 2016 was offered more than $6 million in scholarships to colleges and

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Bond refunding saves taxpayer dollars

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Little Miami will save several million dollars of taxpayer money when it refinances two bonds, the district treasurer said. Treasurer Terry Gonda told the Little Miami Board of Education at its last board meeting that

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Bachman named WCCC valedictorian

Posted on: May 16, 2016

A Little Miami senior has been named the valedictorian of the Warren County Career Center class of 2016. Allison Bachman chose the career center's graphic arts program as a junior because she toured the facility as a sophomore and was impressed by the lab

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Attendance areas, start times released for '16-'17

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Continuing growth in enrollment at Little Miami has prompted the district to approve a plan to help ease the crowding of the district’s youngest students for the next school year. For the 2016-2017 school year, all of Little Miami's preschool and

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Developer seeks TIF from Board

Posted on: May 1, 2016

The developer of a new senior living apartment complex in Hamilton Township asked the Little Miami Board of Education for financial support of the project at its April board meeting. Bruce Rippe, the developer of $25 million Hopkins Commons project, made a

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Field day dates announced

Posted on: May 1, 2016

With just a few short weeks of school left, the dates for Field Days have been announced. May 9: 1st & 2nd grade field day, Butlerville May 12: 1st grade field day, Maineville May 13: 2nd grade field day, Maineville May 17: Kindergarten field day,

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Stock market team headed to NYC

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Look out New York City: Four young ladies from Little Miami Intermediate School are about to make a big splash on Wall Street. Sixth graders Justine Cline, Carly Boldman, Lauren Holt and Mara Briscoe will be traveling to New York on an all-expenses paid trip

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Lawson, Carmack named Project Excellence winners

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Little Miami Superintendent Greg Power recently had the pleasure of surprising two district teachers with the news that they had been selected this year’s Area Progress Council’s Project Excellence award winners. Little Miami Junior High teacher

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6 selected for Buckeye Boys State

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Little Miami High School juniors Daniel Birdsall, Josh Davidson, Jake McCormick, Garrett Reese, Nick Stacey and Joe York have been selected for Buckeye Boys State this summer. They were in competition with students from other schools, and were interviewed by

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LM art teacher part of Cinci Zoo rain barrel project

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Lori Wahnbaeck, art teacher at Little Miami Intermediate School has been selected to paint rain barrels as part of the fourth annual Rain Barrel Art Project, an initiative designed to educate the community about water conservation and pollution caused by

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Fine Arts Festival coming Apr. 23

Posted on: April 8, 2016

The gymnasium at Little Miami High School has played host to dances, basketball games and pep rallies over the years. But on Saturday, April 23, the gym will be transformed into a display space for more than 1,000 pieces of art. The Little Miami Fine Arts

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Distel hired as new LMIS principal for '16-'17

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Steady growth in Little Miami classrooms is prompting the need for additional teachers and support personnel for the coming school year. The Little Miami Board of Education took action recently to hire eight new teachers and a new principal at Little Miami

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State assessments at LM begin Apr. 11

Posted on: March 31, 2016

The Little Miami Local School District will begin administering state assessments on Monday, Apr. 11. Federal and state laws require all districts to assess all students in specific grades and courses. Little Miami students in grades 3­-10 will take both

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'Oklahoma!' coming Apr. 8, 9, 10

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Dust off those boots and saddle up for a musical adventure as Little Miami High School Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" on Apr. 8, 9 and 10. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most

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Immunization requirements updated for 7th, 12th graders

Posted on: March 29, 2016

The Ohio Department of Health has revised the school immunization requirements for students entering 7th and 12th grades for the 2016-2017 school year. All students are to receive an additional dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) vaccine

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Tayidi wins state, national recognition for investment essay

Posted on: March 16, 2016

A Little Miami sixth grader’s proposal for an investment app has won her state and national recognition from a financial markets foundation. Nilli Tayidi recently learned that her essay was selected tops in the state of Ohio and tenth out of more than

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Operation Street Smart drug education event Apr. 3

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Heroin. Marijuana. Meth. Bath salts. These substances are in the headlines on a daily basis. To better inform parents and the community on the present danger of drugs and drug abuse, Little Miami Local Schools will host an informational session on Sunday,

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LMJH collects pennies for a good cause

Posted on: March 15, 2016

It may have only been a little pocket change, but when everyone pitches in, a little becomes a lot! Classes at Little Miami Junior High Schools waged a friendly competition recently for a good cause, in support of the  Pennies for Patients program

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March Board meeting rescheduled

Posted on: March 15, 2016

The Little Miami Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Mar. 15 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Mar. 29 at 7 p.m. at Harlan-Butlerville Primary School.

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Board schedules spring listening sessions

Posted on: March 1, 2016

The Little Miami Board of Education is continuing its community outreach efforts by scheduling a new round of listening sessions around the district. Board members will again host informal listening sessions at various locations and will be available for the

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LM 2014-2015 state report card results

Posted on: February 26, 2016

After numerous delays, the Ohio Department of Education released the second portion of the 2014-2015 Ohio School Report Card on Thursday, Feb. 25. This latest release includes component grades for Student Achievement, Academic Progress and Gap Closing, based

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New grade configurations coming for 2016-2017

Posted on: February 18, 2016

Continuing growth in enrollment at Little Miami prompted the Board of Education recently to approve a plan to help ease crowding of the district's youngest students for the next school year. For the 2016-2017 school year, all of Little Miami's preschool

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Gevedon wins DAR award

Posted on: February 17, 2016

Those who know Olivia Gevedon know she’s a good citizen. Now there’s official recognition.   The Little Miami senior has won the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen Essay Contest for the Turtle Creek chapter. She has

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State senator recognizes LMIS 6th grader

Posted on: February 16, 2016

A Little Miami Intermediate School student was recently recognized by a state senator for her outstanding performance in the Special Olympics. Sixth grader Taylor Wittenauer was congratulated by State Sen. Shannon Jones recently for winning first place in

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BPA winners headed to state

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Little Miami High School will send a dozen representatives to state level competition after they advanced from the Region 17 Business Professionals of America competition at the Warren County Career Center last month. Business Professionals of America is a

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Evening activities rescheduled

Posted on: February 9, 2016

All evening activities are cancelled at Little Miami for Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Lady Panthers basketball game v. Lebanon has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) night, along with Senior Night. This evening's football meeting has been rescheduled for

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LM seeking substitute teachers

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Interested in working with students at Little Miami Schools? The district is seeking qualified individuals to serve as substitute teachers in our classrooms. Certified substitute teachers are needed on a daily basis and there is a significant sub teacher

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LMHS choirs in demand

Posted on: February 2, 2016

The vocal music program at Little Miami High School has an international reputation for excellence, thanks to the hard work of the vocalists and the leadership of Sarah Baker. The choirs have received several honors in recent weeks: Seven LM select choir

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Auditor of State award given to Little Miami

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Little Miami Local Schools was recently notified that the district had won the Auditor of State Award for clean and accurate record keeping in the treasurer’s office, adding a third recognition for the department in the space of a few months. Auditor

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Celebrating National School Counselors Week

Posted on: February 1, 2016

A classroom teacher can help a student with reading or science or math, but who helps when a student is dealing with the loss of a loved one, or trying to choose the best option after high school? Most often, that person is a school counselor. Little Miami

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Little Miami hosting Parent Resource Fair for gifted students

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Little Miami parents looking for resources for their gifted students should mark March 5 on their calendars: That's the date of the Hamilton County ESC's Parent Resource Fair, to be held at Little Miami Intermediate School from 9 a.m. to noon. Parents will

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Preschool modifies schedule for delays

Posted on: January 24, 2016

Effective Jan. 26, 2016, Little Miami Schools will offer a modified morning preschool session for our current morning preschool students from 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The modified morning preschool session will be offered on delayed starts due to inclement

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Delayed start on Thursday, Jan. 28

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Little Miami Local Schools will be on a scheduled 90-minute delayed start on Thursday, Jan. 28 for the purpose of teacher in-service. Students will begin their school day 90 minutes later than the typical day and morning bus service will run on a 90-minute

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Students proudly represent LM at honor band

Posted on: January 18, 2016

Little Miami was well represented at the Jan. 17 Ohio Music Education Association District 13 honor band concerts at Mason High School. Nineteen LM high school and junior high school band students were selected to be part of the honor band after auditioning

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LM hires new HS asst. principal/football coach

Posted on: January 14, 2016

A new face will be seen on the sidelines of Hi-Five Field next fall after the Little Miami Board of Education hired a new leader for the Panther football program at its Jan. 13 special meeting. The Board voted 5-0 to hire Nathan Mahon, current head football

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Ohio report cards provide incomplete picture

Posted on: January 14, 2016

The Ohio Department of Education today released its first round of 2014-2015 report card results for the state’s school districts. This release covers only a small part of the overall report card in part because of the delays in receiving testing data

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LM board elects officers for 2016

Posted on: January 14, 2016

The Little Miami Board of Education unanimously re-elected Randy Haas as president at the board’s organizational meeting on Jan. 13 at Little Miami Intermediate School. Haas, who was elected to his second term as a board member in November, will now be

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Time to nominate your favorite teacher for Project Excellence

Posted on: January 8, 2016

Is there a Little Miami teacher who has made a positive impact on you or a student you know? Do you know a teacher who goes above what it is expected and strives to make each of his or her students achieve at the highest level? If so, nominate that

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Exchange students bring international flavor to LMHS

Posted on: January 8, 2016

The hallways of Little Miami High School have a more international flavor this year thanks to young people visiting from other countries. Five international exchange students have attended classes at LMHS this year in order to improve their English skills,

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Board to hold organization, special meeting Jan. 13

Posted on: January 6, 2016

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education will start the year with a combination of meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Little Miami Intermediate School.   The Board will hold its annual tax budget hearing beginning at 5 p.m. Following

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Bray's Sports Closet honors Thornbury

Posted on: January 5, 2016

A late Little Miami student’s giving spirit is living on through a special program designed to help those who are less fortunate in Warren County. The Countryside YMCA in Lebanon has opened Bray’s Sports Closet, a sporting goods outreach program

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