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Blog Entries - 2018

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2nd resource officer to join LM

Posted on: December 12, 2018

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education recently approved the hiring of a second school resource officer to provide additional support for the safety of students and staff. Officer Joseph Smith will become Little Miami’s second SRO after the

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LM preschool updates enrollment process

Posted on: December 11, 2018

Little Miami Preschool has updated its enrollment process and deadlines to express interest in enrollment are earlier than in previous years. Any new families who are interested in enrolling in Little Miami preschool must complete a Google form between Jan.

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Student bus safety a priority

Posted on: November 30, 2018

After several recent local and national news stories of near-misses or worse as students board or exit their school bus, the Little Miami transportation department wants parents to know that they take student safety seriously.   Little Miami buses

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LM holiday concerts coming up

Posted on: November 29, 2018

Mark your calendar to enjoy one (or several) of upcoming holiday musical performances by Little Miami choirs and bands. All concerts will be held in the high school auditorium unless otherwise noted. Dec. 5: LMJH Band, 7 p.m. Dec. 6: LMHS Choir, 7

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Breakfast with Santa coming Dec. 8

Posted on: November 20, 2018

Little Miami High School Student Government invite you and your family to enjoy a holiday breakfast and morning full of Christmas cheer! Wear your favorite holiday pajamas and come for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. Enjoy a

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Interim grade policy changed

Posted on: November 16, 2018

Beginning with the second grading quarter, Little Miami will no longer be sending home interim grade reports. Little Miami families have access to ProgressBook and their student's grades daily. Teachers update Progress Book every Monday. Due to the

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Little Miami to join ECC in '20-'21

Posted on: November 16, 2018

Little Miami has accepted invitation to the Eastern Cincinnati Conference after the district was notified on Friday that they had been formally invited to join. At its September meeting, the Little Miami Board of Education voted 4-1 to seek entry into the

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The Outsiders on stage Oct. 25, 27, 28

Posted on: October 24, 2018

Are you a have or a have not? Are you a Greaser or a Soc? Little Miami High School Theatre’s latest production explores life on both sides of the tracks in the play “The Outsiders,” running Thursday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 28. While

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Tasty ways to celebrate Farm to School Month

Posted on: October 12, 2018

October is National Farm to School month and cafeterias at Little Miami will be celebrating in delicious ways. On Thursday, Oct. 18, students who purchase a lunch at Salem Township Elementary will get a serving of homemade applesauce and an Ohio-grown apple

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Salem history program wins state award

Posted on: October 12, 2018

The collaboration between a local historical society and third graders at Salem Twp. Elementary School recently received recognition for excellence from a state agency. The Ohio Local History Alliance recently awarded the third grade local history program

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DI informational meeting Oct. 18

Posted on: October 11, 2018

Do you have or know of a student who enjoys the performing arts, engineering, construction, research, science and design? Then try D.I.! An informational meeting to learn more about the Destination Imagination program will be held Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

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Update on LMHS

Posted on: October 4, 2018

The following email was sent to Little Miami High School families on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5:15 p.m. Dear Little Miami High School families, I am writing to provide an update on the situation that occurred at the high school on Wednesday, Oct. 3. To recap:

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LMJH teacher awarded for conservation efforts

Posted on: September 17, 2018

A Little Miami Junior High School teacher has been recognized for her efforts in promoting conservation efforts and instilling an appreciation for nature in her students. Elizabeth Wilkerson, seventh grade science teacher at LMJH, was recently named Educator

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Financial Aid workshop Oct. 2

Posted on: September 17, 2018

Families of high school juniors and seniors and their students are invited to attend Little Miami High School's annual Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. A financial aid representative from Wright State University will be in attendance

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Homecoming & Spirit Week on the way!

Posted on: September 17, 2018

The march toward a Homecoming victory against Northwest begins with Spirit Week, Sept. 24-28. Homecoming ParadeThe 2018 Homecoming Parade will step off 5:30 p.m. from Little Miami Jr. High School and will again circle the campuses of Little Miami Jr. High

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LM Quality Profile supplements report card

Posted on: September 13, 2018

During the week of September 11, approximately 85 school districts throughout Ohio released a more comprehensive assessment of their districts’ performance to supplement the state’s district report card. Because the report card focuses primarily

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State releases district report cards

Posted on: September 13, 2018

The Ohio Department of Education today released its 2017-2018 report card results for the state’s school districts, including the controversial move of assigning an overall letter grade to all districts for the first time. The report cards cover data

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Drug awareness program coming Nov. 1

Posted on: September 5, 2018

The Little Miami School District invites parents to attend a unique drug awareness program called “Right Under Your Nose” on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Little Miami Intermediate School.   This is an adults-only program that will include a realistic

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Board approves TIF agreement for new development

Posted on: September 4, 2018

The Little Miami Board of Education approved a resolution Tuesday that will help pave the way for a new commercial development to come to the area. The Board voted 5-0 to approve a tax increment financing (TIF) program for the development of Little Miami

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Frederick exploring the world with Peace Corps

Posted on: August 30, 2018

When students graduate from Little Miami, they take with them the knowledge they gathered at school, and our best wishes for a bright future. And in the life of at least one Panther grad, that future includes Mongolia! Class of 2014 graduate Alexandra

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Mahon named School Nutrition MVP

Posted on: August 30, 2018

An ongoing concern for students’ well-being both inside and outside of the classroom recently earned Little Miami High School assistant principal Nate Mahon recognition from the Ohio School Nutrition Association. Mahon was named the SNA’s 2018

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Delayed start coming Aug. 27

Posted on: August 24, 2018

Little Miami Local Schools will be on a scheduled 90-minute delayed start on Aug. 27 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 delay as

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Voluntary power shutdown coming Sept. 6

Posted on: August 24, 2018

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. 6, the district will

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Food Truck Rally coming Aug. 25

Posted on: August 14, 2018

Make sure to bring your appetite to the second annual Little Miami Food Truck Rally on Saturday, Aug. 25. This fun community event will run 4-9 p.m. at Little Miami High School and will feature food and live music. Admission is free. Food trucks scheduled

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Gates, Dean new leaders at LMIS

Posted on: August 6, 2018

Two new faces will be leading Little Miami Intermediate School for the 2018-19 school year as Alison Gates and Jamie Dean take over as principal and assistant principal respectively. Gates is coming to the fifth- and sixth-grade building from Little Miami

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New faces coming to LM classrooms

Posted on: August 6, 2018

Little Miami has rolled out the welcome mat for a new group of educators as more than 30 new teachers have been hired for the 2018-2019 school year. From preschool to high school math, these educators will be leading classrooms in all buildings. A new

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Update on schedules, Gateway and bus info

Posted on: August 2, 2018

As of Aug. 2, here is an update on student schedules, Registration Gateway and bus routes:   The Registration Gateway link to update student information is now working. You may now follow the instructions received in communication from your

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Mercy clinic open house Aug. 10

Posted on: August 2, 2018

Mercy Health Cincinnati will open its fifth school-based health center at Little Miami School District’s Intermediate School this school year. Construction is set to be complete on Aug. 3 and the center will start seeing patients on Aug. 13. The health

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LM Board now using BoardDocs

Posted on: July 24, 2018

Little Miami Locals Schools is leveraging cloud-based technology to improve the governance process while saving staff time and taxpayer dollars. The Little Miami Board of Education has begun using BoardDocs Pro, a paperless agenda program that manages all

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LMHS reopens for activities

Posted on: July 23, 2018

Little Miami High School has reopened for activities on Monday, July 23.   Office personnel will continue to work out of the junior high office for the first part of the week as carpeting is taken up in the front office area.

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Summer Meal Program available

Posted on: June 5, 2018

Little Miami is providing information regarding the Summer Lunch in Village meal program for students who may need this service during the summer months. The Summer Meal Program is federally funded through the Ohio Department of Education and is sponsored by

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'18-'19 school supply lists announced

Posted on: May 25, 2018

School supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year have been announced. Click the appropriate grade level for your list. Grades 9-12 Grades 7-8 Grades 5-6 Grade 4 Grade 3 Grade 2 Grade

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School offices on summer hours

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Little Miami school offices are now operating on summer hours. All school offices, with the exception of the high school, will close for the summer on Thursday, May 31. They will reopen on July 30. The high school office is open daily, 6:30 a.m. to 3

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New family welcome July 26

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Little Miami is putting out the welcome mat for all families who are new to the district. On Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m., all new LM students and families are invited to the Little Miami High School auditorium for the District Welcome Event. Families will

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Farewell to the Class of 2018

Posted on: May 20, 2018

On Sunday, May 20, students in the Little Miami High School Class of 2018 crossed the stage at Wright State University’s Nutter Center and accepted their diplomas. This year’s graduating class of 308 garnered more than $4 million scholarships and

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Class of 2018 collects scholarships, awards

Posted on: May 19, 2018

Seniors from the Little Miami High School Class of 2018 were recently honored for outstanding achievement and for garnering dozens of scholarships from local organizations. The Class of 2018 accepted more than $4 million in scholarship offers from

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LMHS earns silver medal from U.S. News

Posted on: May 19, 2018

U.S. News and World Report released their 2018 Best High Schools report and Little Miami High School is ranked #75 in Ohio out of 822 public high schools and #18 in all high schools in the Cincinnati area. This ranking earns LMHS a Silver Medal. U.S. News

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Graduation May 20 at Nutter Center

Posted on: May 18, 2018

Commencement exercises for the Little Miami High School Class of 2018 will be held Sunday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University. To view a live feed of the ceremony, click this

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New chapter begins after bond issue passes

Posted on: May 10, 2018

Neighborhoods around the Little Miami Local School District are growing and now school buildings themselves will undergo significant change after a 3.6 mill bond issue passed on Tuesday, May 8. Unofficial results from the Warren County Board of Elections

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Open house schedule changes for 18-19 school year

Posted on: May 10, 2018

It is officially back-to-school time when those annual Open House nights roll around in August, but sometimes that open house experience can be a little hectic. In response to parent feedback, Little Miami has changed the way it will host open houses for the

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Honoring the Class of 2018's Best of the Best

Posted on: May 2, 2018

Little Miami High School took time to honor the Class of 2018''s top 10 highest achieving seniors at an Academic Signing event on Tuesday, May 1. These students--who will attend Stanford, Purdue, Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati,

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Choirs earn superiors at state

Posted on: May 1, 2018

The Little Miami Select Women's Chorale continued its long record of high achievement by earning top ratings at the state level for the 13th straight year. The Little Miami Select Mixed Choir and the Select Women's Chorale earned superior ratings at the

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LMHS earns College Success Award

Posted on: April 27, 2018

Little Miami High School learned this week that it is one of the first group of the regions’s high schools to win the GreatSchools.org College Success Award. The College Success Award recognizes 814 public schools across nine states that have made

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Gasper, Woods named Project Excellence winners

Posted on: April 24, 2018

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

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Fine Arts Fest coming April 28

Posted on: April 23, 2018

The gymnasium at Little Miami High School has played host to dances, basketball games and pep rallies over the years. But on Saturday, April 28, the gym will be transformed into a display space for hundreds of visual art pieces. The Little Miami Fine Arts

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'19-'20 calendar hearing April 24

Posted on: April 23, 2018

The Little Miami Board of Education will hold a public hearing for the 2019-2020 school year calendar at its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 24 in the high school. School calendars are created with several criteria in mind. For example, teachers must

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PTO spring carnival set for May 5

Posted on: April 23, 2018

When summer is so close you can almost taste it, it’s time to celebrate! Join the Little Miami Elementary PTOs for the Countdown to Summer Carnival on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Little Miami High School. The event will be held 5-8 p.m. Students and

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6th graders win Stock Market Game

Posted on: April 18, 2018

If you could increase your investments by 29 percent in six months, would you do it? What if your brokers were sixth graders? Heavy investment in the medical sector helped Little Miami Intermediate School students Cougar Hirschauer, Jake Wittenauer, Nicholas

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'Mary Poppins' coming April 13, 14, 15

Posted on: April 5, 2018

‘Twill be a practically perfect way to spend an evening when Little Miami High School Theatre presents the Disney and Broadway classic musical “Mary Poppins” April 13, 14 and 15 at LMHS. Enjoy classic numbers like “Chim Chim

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LMHS teams earn awards at Hackathon

Posted on: March 26, 2018

The world’s next innovation in home safety and security may come from a team of Little Miami students. Little Miami High School students were high achievers in the recent Miami Valley Teen Coding Challenge, a contest that asked students to brainstorm,

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LM Schools closed Wednesday, March 21

Posted on: March 21, 2018

Little Miami Local Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018 due to inclement weather.

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LM wins effective school board award

Posted on: March 17, 2018

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education recently was awarded a gold level award for effective school boards from the Ohio School Boards Association, the fifth year in a row for this recognition. Gold level award winners complete at least 23 out of

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LM seeking 3.6 mill bond issue for construction

Posted on: March 9, 2018

On the May 8 ballot, Little Miami Local Schools will seek voter approval of a 3.6 mill bond issue for building construction and additions to accommodate the district's growing enrollment. This will be the second attempt to pass a bond that would generate

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Different kind of air testing coming to Salem

Posted on: March 2, 2018

When wintry weather keeps students and staff inside for weeks at a time, it’s no wonder that some eagerly look forward to those first warm days of spring. And with those extended periods of indoor time for thousands of students -- in the midst of cold

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LM Schools closed Wednesday, Feb. 7

Posted on: February 6, 2018

Little Miami Local Schools will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 7 due to inclement weather.

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LM Schools on 90-min. delay on Monday, Feb. 5

Posted on: February 5, 2018

Little Miami Schools will be on a 90-minute delayed start on Monday, Feb. 5 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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Thanking our school counselors

Posted on: February 5, 2018

Little Miami is pleased to recognize all of our school counselors during National School Counseling Week Feb. 5–9, 2018. Little Miami is proud to recognize counselors who work in partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising

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LMHS juniors to take ACT on Feb. 27

Posted on: January 24, 2018

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, all Little Miami High School juniors will be taking the ACT at school as part of a state-mandated administration of the test. In addition, all other students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will not attend school that day. Those students will be

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Nominate a teacher for Project Excellence

Posted on: January 19, 2018

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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Little Miami Preschool earns 5-star rating

Posted on: January 18, 2018

In recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, the Little Miami Preschool Program has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state of Ohio, the highest possible rating. Step Up

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LM Schools closed Tuesday, Jan. 16

Posted on: January 16, 2018

Little Miami Local Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16 due to poor road conditions and inclement weather.

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Grice, Siebert sworn in as Board members

Posted on: January 16, 2018

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education held its annual budget hearing and organizational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Newly-elected Board member Wayne Siebert and re-elected member Bobbie Grice were sworn in by Treasurer Terry Gonda. Grice is

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LM Schools to release 2 hours early on Jan. 12

Posted on: January 11, 2018

Due to predicted inclement weather, Little Miami Local Schools will dismiss school two hours early on Friday, Jan. 12. 

Both A.M. and P.M. kindergarten and preschool will be canceled as well.

All evening activities will also be canceled.

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LM Schools closed Monday, Jan. 8

Posted on: January 8, 2018

 Little Miami Schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 8 due to inclement weather.

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Little Miami closed Friday, Jan. 5

Posted on: January 4, 2018

 

Little Miami Schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 due to inclement weather.

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LMHS wins state Momentum Award

Posted on: January 3, 2018

Little Miami High School recently learned it has earned an award for helping students grow even beyond state achievement goals. LMHS earned the State Board of Education’s Momentum Award for the 2016-2017 school year. This award recognizes schools that

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LM again named to AP Honor Roll

Posted on: January 2, 2018

Little Miami Local Schools recently learned it was named to the 8th annual AP Honor Roll by the College Board. Only 433 districts across the United States and Canada earned the distinction of being listed in the Advanced Placement Honor Roll. This is

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