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Blog Entries - 2017

LM on 90-minute delay Wed Jan. 11

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Due to icing on some district roadways, Little Miami Local Schools will operate on a 90-minute delay on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

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LM on 90 minute delay for Friday, Jan. 6

Posted on: January 6, 2017

 Little Miami Schools will be on a 90-minute delayed start on Friday, Jan. 6 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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90-minute early release for Thursday, Jan. 5

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Due to inclement weather, Little Miami Local Schools will be releasing students 90 minutes early today, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Afternoon kindergarten and preschool will be canceled and all evening activities will be canceled. Morning kindergarten

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View graduation live

Posted on: May 27, 2017

The Little Miami High School Class of 2017 will participate in graduation exercises on Saturday, May 27 at 6 p.m. at Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University. If you are unable to attend, you may watch the event live

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Get ready for carnival time May 5!

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Get ready for games and fun at the Little Miami Disney Movies Carnival hosted by the Salem, Hamilton-Maineville and Harlan-Butlerville PTOs on Friday, May 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Little Miami High School. Enjoy annual favorites like games, raffle baskets,

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Grice, Cremeans earn Master Board Member awards

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Two Little Miami Board of Education members were recently given awards of achievement for their service to the community. Bobbie Grice and Michael Cremeans were presented with the Ohio School Boards Associations’ Master Board Member Awards and Awards

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Smith, Jackson selected Project Excellence winners

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Congratulations to Little Miami High School band director Tabitha Smith and Salem Twp. Elementary teacher Jamie Jackson who were named the 2017 Little Miami winners of the Project Excellence award. Every year, two teachers from each Warren County school

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Hopkins, Grandin and Roachester, oh my!

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Local residents drive around on roads named Hopkins and Grandin, but do any of us stop to think how these roads got their names? Turns out that there was actually a Mr. Hopkins and a Mr. Grandin, both who were landowners who settled in the area early on in

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LMIS, Hamilton-Maineville under boil water advisory

Posted on: April 6, 2017

Due to a water main break near the UDF at U.S. 22-3 and Ohio 48, Little Miami Intermediate School and Hamilton-Maineville Primary School were both without water service for about two hours this morning, April 6. Water service was restored around 11:30 a.m.,

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Fine Arts Festival coming April 1

Posted on: March 27, 2017

The gymnasium at Little Miami High School has played host to dances, basketball games and pep rallies over the years. But on Saturday, April 1, 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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Morrow building to be auctioned May 9

Posted on: March 7, 2017

The Little Miami Board of Education recently took the initial steps to sell the former Morrow Elementary School. Board members voted 4-0 at their Feb. 28 meeting to advertise the building for public auction. The Board scheduled the public auction of

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LM seeking substitute teachers

Posted on: March 6, 2017

  The Little Miami Local School district is currently seeking qualified substitute employees for our schools. In order to become a substitute teacher applicants need:  A bachelor’s degree (Ability to apply online for Ohio

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Board schedules spring listening sessions

Posted on: March 6, 2017

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 named to AP Honor Roll

Posted on: March 1, 2017

Little Miami Local Schools recently learned it was named to the 7th annual AP Honor Roll by the College Board. Only 433 districts across the country earned the distinction of being listed in the Advanced Placement Honor Roll. Districts on the AP Honor Roll

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2017-2018 Kindergarten registration now open

Posted on: March 1, 2017

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year opened on March 1 for students who will be five years old by Aug. 1, 2017. Families may register their student online through Registration Gateway. At the end of the online registration process,

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Coping with stress seminar March 6

Posted on: February 9, 2017

As school districts around the state of Ohio begin the spring testing season, it's a good time to remember that this time -- on top of all of the other things going on in our lives -- can be stressful for students, parents and teaching staff alike. Little

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Harlem Wizards return Feb. 9

Posted on: January 31, 2017

Get ready for trick hoops and alley oops: The crowd-pleasing Harlem Wizards will return to Little Miami on Thursday, Feb. 9. The Little Miami Youth Basketball Association will once again host the Harlem Wizards basketball team as they take on Little Miami

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Conferences, college & career fair at LMHS Feb. 9

Posted on: January 27, 2017

Little Miami High School will host a college and career fair during parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Feb. 9. Register for conference times here: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Little_Miami_High_School The following is a tentative list for schools

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Freshman 101 coming Feb. 15

Posted on: January 27, 2017

Parents of students who will be freshmen for the 2017-18 school year are invited to attend Freshman 101 on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school. School counselors will go over important information regarding high school credits, athletic eligibility, the

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Afternoon preK & K classes canceled for Jan. 24

Posted on: January 24, 2017

Afternoon preschool and kindergarten will be canceled Tuesday, Jan. 24, due to a plumbing and sewer issue in the preschool and kindergarten wing of Salem Twp. Primary School.

Morning kindergarten and preschool students will be released at regular time.

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Focus groups gathering community input

Posted on: January 23, 2017

Little Miami continues to seek community input into its master planning process.

The district is hosting community focus groups on Monday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., both at Little Miami High School.

The public is invited to attend.

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CC+ building meetings coming Feb. 9 & 15

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Little Miami will host building-level informational meetings regarding Ohio's College Credit Plus Program beginning in the month of February. Through the College Credit Plus program, qualified students in grades 7-12 can earn college credit prior to

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Nominate a teacher for Project Excellence

Posted on: January 17, 2017

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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Gateway giving hands-on STEM experience

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Spinning tires. Drag racing. Gear-to-weight ratios. Is this an episode of “Monster Garage”? No, it’s just science class at Little Miami Junior High School. Seventh and eighth graders work as engineers, mechanics, analysts and more in

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Board elects Haas, Cremeans as 2017 officers

Posted on: January 12, 2017

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Little Miami Board of Education held its organizational meeting. Members elected Randy Haas as board president and Mike Cremeans as board vice president, continuing the positions for both for a second year. Bobbie Grice was elected

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Winter is here! Info on delays, closings

Posted on: January 2, 2017

With winter officially here, it is a good time to review Little Miami’s procedures on delaying or closing school due to inclement weather. Superintendent Greg Power considers many factors when making the call, including the safety of students

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College Credit Plus meeting coming Jan. 18

Posted on: January 2, 2017

Little Miami will host an informational meeting regarding the College Credit Plus program on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Little Miami High School auditorium. Through the College Credit Plus program, qualified students in grades 7-12 for the 2017-2018

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Possible power outage on Sept. 22

Posted on: September 22, 2017

  Little Miami was notified late Thursday that Duke Energy could ask Little Miami Local Schools to curtail power usage as early as today due to high temperatures and peak usage on the Duke power grid.    As part of the PowerShare program,

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Mercy Health Fair coming Oct. 7

Posted on: September 16, 2017

Join Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health Women's Center for a day of health and wellness at the Women's Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Little Miami High School. In addition to free health screenings, there will be door prizes/raffles,

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Spaghetti dinner benefit coming Sept. 19

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Birds of a feather flock together, especially when a spaghetti dinner is involved! The Salem Elementary PTO and the Panther Backpack program will be host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the school. LaRosa's will be

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Homecoming 2017 coming Sept. 22-23

Posted on: September 15, 2017

The Little Miami Homecoming parade and dance will be held the weekend of Sept. 22-23. The parade will be held Friday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. on the campuses of Little Miami Jr. High and High School. Floats should be staged behind the junior high no later

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90-min. delayed start coming Sept. 18

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Little Miami Local Schools will be on a scheduled 90-minute delayed start on Monday, Sept. 18 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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LM state report card not a complete snapshot

Posted on: September 14, 2017

The Ohio Department of Education today released its 2016-2017 report card results for the state’s school districts, but information in these report cards can be misleading, Little Miami officials said. The report cards cover data collected on

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Gates is back, this time at LMJH

Posted on: September 14, 2017

A familiar face has returned to Little Miami Local Schools to help lead students in the seventh and eighth grade. Alison Gates, who at one time served as a Little Miami High School assistant principal, returned this year to Little Miami as assistant

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Board schedules fall listening sessions

Posted on: August 31, 2017

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 fifth year of hosting listening

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Planned power outage Sept. 7

Posted on: August 31, 2017

Little Miami Local Schools will again this year participate in Duke Energy’s PowerShare program, a demand response program that rewards the district for adjusting energy consumption levels during peak times. On Thursday, Sept. 7, the district will

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Board approves limit to sports fees

Posted on: August 27, 2017

Good news for families with multiple Panther athletes: There is now a limit on the amount of pay-to-participate fees you need to pay. On Aug. 22, the Little Miami Board of Education approved a family cap for pay-to-participate fees beginning with the current

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Master plan update meeting Aug. 30

Posted on: August 27, 2017

After opening the year with another record high student enrollment, the plan to manage Little Miami's growth is more important that ever. The district will host a facility master plan update meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. in the high school

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Info regarding solar eclipse Aug. 21

Posted on: August 18, 2017

On Monday Aug, 21, a rare near-total solar eclipse will be visible in the Little Miami area. While states further to the south will be able to see a total eclipse, residents in the Little Miami district will see a 91 percent partial solar eclipse. The

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Food Truck Rally coming Aug. 26

Posted on: August 14, 2017

Fulfill your cravings for all sorts of tummy-pleasing dishes at the first-of-its-kind Little Miami Food Truck Rally on Saturday, Aug. 26. This fun community event will run 4-9 p.m. at Little Miami High School and will feature food and live music. Instead of

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25 new teachers join Little Miami

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Little Miami has rolled out the welcome mat to a group of 25 new educators for the 2017-2018 school year. From preschool to Air Force JROTC, these teachers will be leading classes across the district. A new teacher orientation was held on Friday, Aug. 4 and

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Bus schedules now online

Posted on: August 8, 2017

Little Miami bus schedules are now available online. You will need your student's six-digit lunch code/student ID for busing information. If you do not know your student's lunch code/student ID, contact your building secretary. Look up your student's

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LM to seek 3.7-mill bond in November

Posted on: July 28, 2017

After the sixth straight year of triple-digit enrollment growth and months of community input regarding district facilities, the Little Miami Board of Education voted Friday, July 28 to seek voter approval of a bond issue this fall. The Board voted 5-0 to

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You've got mail: Class placements mailed July 31

Posted on: July 28, 2017

Save wear and tear on your car: There is no longer a need to drive to several Little Miami schools to search posted class lists to find a student's class placement. For the 2017-2018 school year, Little Miami will be mailing a letter to families to notify

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LM Board votes to sell former Morrow Elementary

Posted on: July 25, 2017

After standing vacant for nearly eight years, the former Morrow Elementary building will soon have a new lease on life. At its July 25 meeting, the Little Miami Board of Education voted to sell the building and grounds to Trent Heimann of Cincinnati for

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Little Miami purchases medical building

Posted on: July 18, 2017

Little Miami Local Schools will soon have its own central office facility after the district inked a deal to purchase an existing medical building in Hamilton Township on July 17. Treasurer Terry Gonda and Superintendent Greg Power signed closing documents

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Board approves Mercy Health for athletic training

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Little Miami athletes and families will be seeing new faces in the training room, on the sidelines and at a new school-based health center thanks to a new partnership with Mercy Health. The Board of Education approved a five-year contract with Mercy Health

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New student ice cream socials coming

Posted on: June 29, 2017

If your student is new to Little Miami or is attending a new building this year, he or she has an opportunity to get a sneak peek at their building and get a sweet treat, too! The district will host ice cream socials at four buildings to help students get

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Board to meet on June 19

Posted on: June 17, 2017

The Little Miami Board of Education will meet in emergency session on Monday, June 19 at 7:30 a.m. in the central registration office at Salem Twp. Elementary. On the agenda is an executive session and a resolution for the possible purchase of property. View

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School offices closed until July 31

Posted on: June 7, 2017

Offices at most Little Miami school buildings are now closed for summer. Offices will reopen on July 31, 2017. 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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Happy Retirement

Congratulations to our retirees!

Posted on: May 25, 2017

The last day of school really was the LAST day of school this year for 11 Little Miami employees who will be retiring. Whether they taught in the classroom, drove a bus, cooked a meal, ran a school office or any other of the myriad duties these

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2017-18 Open House dates announced

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Little Miami has announced the open house dates for the 2017-2018 school year. Little Miami High School Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6-8 p.m. Little Miami Jr. High Monday, Aug. 7, 5-7 p.m.: 7th grade and new 8th graders Tuesday, Aug. 8, 5-7 p.m.: 8th

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Supply lists for 2017-18

Posted on: May 24, 2017

School supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year have been announced.  Little Miami Preschool Supply List Hamilton-Maineville Primary Grades 1 & 2 Harlan-Butlerville Primary Grades 1 & 2 Salem Twp.

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Board approves new resources at LMHS

Posted on: March 30, 2017

Updated classroom resources and a one-to-one technology program will be coming to Little Miami High School next year after the Board of Education approved a measure at their recent meeting on March 28. The Board voted 4-1 to purchase new digital curriculum

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