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Blog Entries - 2019

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LM construction projects begin

Posted on: September 26, 2019

An exciting new chapter began at Little Miami Local School District as the district broke ground on the first of four school construction projects on Wednesday, Oct. 2. These projects, made possible by the passage of a $64.6 million bond issue in May 2018,

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Departing Board members to be honored

Posted on: December 5, 2019

Three departing Little Miami Board of Education members will be honored at a farewell reception on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at central office. Board members Nancy Journeay, Randy Haas and Michael Cremeans will be finishing their terms in office at the

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High school students visit with younger peers

Posted on: December 4, 2019

Sometimes it is a good idea to have the adults step aside and let the students do the talking. That's what Little Miami Intermediate School students experienced recently when members of the LMHS Student Ambassadors group came to visit their school for the

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Board to seek levy approval in 2020

Posted on: December 4, 2019

Faced with continued student enrollment growth and the expiration of a five-year emergency levy, the Little Miami Board of Education voted Nov. 26 to seek voter approval of a substitute levy on the March 2020 ballot. The Board of Education voted 5-0 at its

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Preschool relocating to IS addition in '20-'21

Posted on: December 2, 2019

Little Miami’s youngest learners will take up temporary residence next year in a school addition currently under construction at Little Miami Intermediate School. Superintendent Greg Power informed the Little Miami Board of Education on Tuesday, Nov.

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Breakfast with Santa Dec. 14

Posted on: November 15, 2019

Breakfast with Santa is back at Little Miami High School on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 8-11 a.m., sponsored by LMHS Student Government. Pajamas and Pancakes with Santa will feature breakfast, crafts, photos, entertainment, shopping with local vendors and more!

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3 new members to join Board of Education

Posted on: November 5, 2019

A school board veteran will return to serve on the Little Miami Board of Education next year, and will be joined by two individuals who will be serving in their first LM board positions. Tony Niemesh, who served on the Little Miami Board from 2014 to 2017,

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Special board meeting Nov. 4

Posted on: November 1, 2019

The Board of Education of the Little Miami Local School District will meet in special session on Monday, Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m. p.m. at central office. On the agenda will be an update on the district's construction projects, and a resolution of necessity to

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Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25

Posted on: October 23, 2019

School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of our nation's students, and is the direct link between a neighborhood and the classroom. More than 25 million children ride the yellow bus every school day, and National School Bus

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Join Maineville's Veteran's Day breakfast Nov. 8

Posted on: October 15, 2019

Hamilton-Maineville Primary School will once again honoring veterans at a special breakfast on Nov. 8 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Veterans and their families are invited join students for an indoor veterans parade, breakfast and special program. Please download

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Board Candidates Night Oct. 28

Posted on: October 11, 2019

Community members will have the opportunity to meet the candidates running for three open seats on the Little Miami Board of Education on Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The terms of current board members Randy Haas, Nancy Journeay

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AFJROTC to help mark Veteran's Day

Posted on: October 3, 2019

The Little Miami High School Air Force Junior ROTC will help celebrate Veteran's Day at a county-wide event on Monday, Nov. 11. The AFJROTC will present the Colors at the Countryside YMCA's annual Veteran's Day observance at noon at the Y's Lebanon

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Homecoming Week Sept. 23-27

Posted on: September 18, 2019

The march toward a Homecoming victory against Southwest Ohio Conference rival Talawanda begins with Spirit Week, Sept. 23-27. Homecoming Parade: Friday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m.Parade will follow the same route as last year from the junior high, around the high

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LMHS students part of new Jr. Chamber of Commerce

Posted on: September 17, 2019

Three Little Miami High School students are now making local business connections after becoming part of the new Warren County Junior Chamber of Commerce. Jackson Gast, Kirk Ramsey and Molly Hugenberg were selected to be Little Miami's representatives on the

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Planned power outage Sept. 10

Posted on: September 6, 2019

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 Tuesday, Sept. 10, the district will

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Roberts named JDRF ambassador

Posted on: August 30, 2019

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Southwest Ohio chapter recently chose a Little Miami second grader to serve as one of their youth ambassadors. Nathan Roberts from Maineville will be a member of the JDRF Youth Ambassador program for the 2019-2020

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Chorale to perform at OMEA Conference

Posted on: August 28, 2019

The Little Miami Select Women's Chorale was chosen to perform at the 2020 OMEA Professional Development Conference, which will be held in Cincinnati.  This is the fourth time the chorale has been selected to be featured at an OMEA conference, having

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Update on Salem: Opening on Monday!

Posted on: August 16, 2019

Salem Township Elementary School will open as planned on Monday, Aug. 19 after crews completed the clean-up of more than a dozen classrooms that sustained moisture damage this week. Teachers will be able to return to their classrooms over the weekend after

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First days of school: By the numbers

Posted on: August 16, 2019

Little Miami began the 2019-2020 school year with an enrollment of 5,195 students. This includes more than 800 new students who enrolled over the summer from our community, 20 different states and Canada. This enrollment number includes 352 new kindergarten

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First days of school: What went right

Posted on: August 16, 2019

Yesterday was the first day of school for nearly all Little Miami Local School District students, and a few things did not go perfectly. We were unable to open one building on time. Many buses ran behind, and no doubt almost every student, parent and teacher

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Seeking Little Miami alumni

Posted on: August 3, 2019

Are you a proud Little Miami graduate? Then we are looking for you! The Little Miami Alumni Scholarship committee is asking any and all graduates to complete a survey about their experiences at Little Miami High School. The committee will be honoring

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Important dates for '19-'20 school year

Posted on: July 31, 2019

The countdown has begun for the 2019-2020 school year! Below are important dates for the month of August — including open house dates, schedule pick-ups and more — leading up to the first day of school on Aug. 15. Note for elementary (K-4)

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Gast wins scholarship to enterprise camp

Posted on: July 22, 2019

A Little Miami senior recently spent part of his summer exploring business and entrepreneurship at a university in Michigan. Jackson Gast was awarded a $20,000 scholarship to Northwood University and attended Northwood's LAB Free-Enterprise Camp after being

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New family welcome July 25

Posted on: July 8, 2019

Little Miami is putting out the welcome mat for all families who are new to the district. On Thursday, July 25 at 5 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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Finn to study in Hawaii this summer

Posted on: July 2, 2019

Little Miami Junior High teacher Nancy Finn, a current master's student in the Global Field Program from Miami University's Project Dragonfly, will travel to Hawaii in late July to study ecology and sustainability. Finn will study what it takes to save

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LMHS grad wins UN award

Posted on: July 2, 2019

Little Miami High School is delighted to announce that recent grad Sara Noyes was recognized by the United Nations Association–USA and InnerView Technologies in the 2018-19 National Community Service Awards. The award program has been designed to

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LM readers blasting off into summer

Posted on: May 22, 2019

Little Miami's youngest readers are blasting off into a summer of great books after celebrating Right to Read week May 13-17. Students at Harlan-Butlerville and Hamilton-Maineville Primary Schools enjoyed a week of activities focused on reading and writing

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Congratulations to the Class of 2019

Posted on: May 21, 2019

On Sunday, May 19, students in the Little Miami High School Class of 2019 crossed the stage at Wright State University’s Nutter Center and accepted their diplomas. This year’s graduating class of 313 garnered more than $4 million scholarships and

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Class of 2019 graduation May 19

Posted on: May 17, 2019

Commencement exercises for the Little Miami High School Class of 2019 will be held Sunday, May 19 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 link:

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Creativity on display at Fine Arts Festival

Posted on: May 11, 2019

A rich diversity in musical and visual art was on display on May 4 at Little Miami's annual Fine Arts Festival.

Everything from video movie adaptations to a capella choral music could be enjoyed throughout the day. Below is a gallery of just a few scenes from the day.

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Technology info meeting May 21

Posted on: May 10, 2019

A parent informational meeting about Little Miami Junior High's new one-to-one technology initiative will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. At this meeting, parents will hear an overview about the new computer devices that

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Corradini, Meyer named Project Excellence winners

Posted on: April 30, 2019

Congratulations to Little Miami High School science teacher Stephanie Corradini and Salem Twp. Elementary teacher Courtney Meyer who were named the 2019 Little Miami winners of the Project Excellence award. Every year, two teachers from each Warren County

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LMIS playground dedication coming May 16

Posted on: April 30, 2019

Little Miami Intermediate School is inviting you to Party at the Playground to celebrate the installation of a new playground system on Thursday, May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.   The LMIS PTO has directed all of its fundraising efforts over the past year to

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New curriculum, technology coming to LMJH

Posted on: April 30, 2019

Updated classroom resources and a one-to-one technology program will be coming to Little Miami Junior High School next year after the Board of Education approved a measure at their recent meeting on April 23. Seventh and eighth graders will join their high

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Duffy, Cole retiring; Board hires new personnel

Posted on: April 29, 2019

Several new faces will be joining the Little Miami administrative team for the 2019-2020 school year after the Board of Education recently approved several personnel moves. Long-time elementary teacher and principal Maryann Duffy and veteran Transportation

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Fine Arts Festival coming May 4

Posted on: April 29, 2019

Enjoy a sampling of music and visual art from across the district at Rhythms and Renderings, the Little Miami fine arts festival, on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Miami High School Music concerts from students in second grade to high school

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Shark Tank: Building entrepreneurs

Posted on: April 5, 2019

Ever thought to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?" Or better yet: "I could do this so much better." The inventor's mindset is behind the popular television show "Shark Tank," and is also behind a similar version of the show that took place at Little

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LMHS Theatre presents 'The Little Mermaid'

Posted on: April 5, 2019

Join Little Miami High School Theatre for a colorful adventure under the sea as they present “The Little Mermaid” April 11-14. Rebellious teenage mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are

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Central office dedication April 8

Posted on: April 4, 2019

Students, families and community members are invited to the official dedication of the new Little Miami central office facility at Maineville Crossing on Monday, April 8. A dedication ceremony will held at 6 p.m. and a public open house will follow until 8

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Rep. Chabot shares book with students

Posted on: April 4, 2019

A special story time guest read to first and second graders at Harlan-Butlerville Primary School recently when a United States Congressman visited the school. U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot visited the school on March 28 and read the book House Mouse, Senate

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Fiona illustrator to visit Maineville

Posted on: April 3, 2019

New York Time's best selling illustrator Richard Cowdrey, best known for "Bad Dog, Marley" and "Fiona" about the Cincinnati Zoo's famous hippo, will visit Harlan-Butlerville Primary School Thursday, May 16 and Hamilton-Maineville Primary School on Friday, May

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6th grade parent night April 4

Posted on: April 3, 2019

With just a short time left in the 2018-19 school year, it's time to think ahead for sixth grade students who will be moving up to the junior high school. A parent night will be held Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. for current 6th graders and their families.

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Baker named Ohio honor choir director

Posted on: March 19, 2019

Little Miami High School choir director Sarah Baker was recently selected to lead the best and brightest vocalists not just at Little Miami, but across the state of Ohio. Baker was appointed director of the High School Women's Honor Chorus of the 2019

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LM Board recognized by OSBA

Posted on: March 18, 2019

The Little Miami Board of Education recently received recognition for having achieved the “Gold Level” for effective school boards from the Ohio School Boards Association. To reach this level, boards must complete at least 23 of 26 selection

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Celebrating the abilities of all

Posted on: March 18, 2019

Wouldn't the world be a little bit better if we could celebrate one another's gifts and abilities? That was the idea behind Different Abilities Awareness Week at Harlan-Butlerville Primary School Feb. 25-March 1. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in

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LMHS teacher Mark LaPille passes away

Posted on: February 24, 2019

The Little Miami Schools community is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved educators after teacher Mark LaPille passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24. LaPille, a high school math teacher and coach best known for his quirky sense of humor and heart of gold,

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Nguyen, others win BPA regional awards

Posted on: February 21, 2019

A Little Miami High School senior will advance to state-level competition after recently winning his category at the Business Professionals of America Ohio Regional Conference. Brandon Nguyen placed first in the Microsoft Network Management category and will

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Operation Military Angels helping service members

Posted on: February 12, 2019

Members of the United States Armed Services soon will be receiving care packages from the Little Miami area thanks to the efforts of a high school junior with a desire to help others. All buildings in the Little Miami Local School district are currently

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Power restored at LMJH

Posted on: February 8, 2019

Little Miami Jr. High School experienced a power outage at approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning. Duke Energy reported that the main line to the school had been downed by a fallen tree. Students were transported to Little Miami High School due to cold

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Nominate a teacher for Project Excellence

Posted on: February 6, 2019

Is there a Little Miami teacher who has made a positive impact on you or a student you know? If so, nominate that teacher for Project Excellence, a program that aims to identify exceptional educators who demonstrate excellence in instruction or

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LMHS juniors to take ACT Feb. 20

Posted on: February 6, 2019

All Little Miami High School juniors will take the ACT on Feb. 20. All juniors must be at school by 7:30 am.  Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will not not report to school on Feb. 20.   Schedule for juniors that day: 7:15-7:30 a.m.:

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Voge seeking votes in LLS contest

Posted on: February 6, 2019

A Little Miami High School junior is hoping to garner community support as she strives to help her little sister following her battle against cancer. LMHS junior Chelsie Voge is currently a candidate for Cincinnati Student of the Year for the Leukemia and

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LM Choirs to host Princess Tea

Posted on: February 6, 2019

The Little Miami Select Choirs will hold a Musical Princess Tea for girls ages 3 to grade 3 on March 2, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Little Miami Christian Church, 6140 Ludlum Road, Morrow. Young ladies will be treated like princesses as they engage in fun

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Freshmen 101 coming Feb. 7

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Parents of students who will be freshmen for the 2019-20 school year are invited to attend Freshman 101 on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the high school. School counselors will go over important information regarding high school credits, graduation requirements,

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LM Schools closed Friday, Feb. 1

Posted on: February 1, 2019

Little Miami Schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 1 due to inclement weather.

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LM Schools closed Wednesday, Jan. 30

Posted on: January 29, 2019

Little Miami Local Schools will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to predicted bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills. 

All evening activities will be cancelled as well. 

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Jr. High safety drill Jan. 28

Posted on: January 25, 2019

As part of state-mandated safety drills that are scheduled each year, Little Miami Jr. High will host a combination lockdown and intruder drill on Monday, Jan. 28. The district has coordinated with the Hamilton Twp. Police Department to conduct the drill

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LMHS, Salem win ODE Momentum Award

Posted on: January 24, 2019

Two Little Miami school buildings recently received recognition from the Ohio Department of Education for helping students grow even beyond state achievement goals. Little Miami High School and Salem Township Elementary both received the department’s

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Haas, Grice elected 2019 board leaders

Posted on: January 17, 2019

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8. At the meeting, Randy Haas was elected board president and Bobbie Grice was elected vice president for 2019. The Board also held a tax hearing and

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Building update meeting Jan. 24

Posted on: January 17, 2019

Residents of the Little Miami Local School district are invited to attend a public meeting on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. regarding the district's new construction projects, made possible by the passage of the May 2018 bond issue. The meeting will be held at Little

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LM Schools closed Jan. 16

Posted on: January 16, 2019

Little Miami Local Schools are closed for Wednesday, Jan. 16 due to inclement weather and slick roadways.

 

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Trevathan wins national French award

Posted on: January 14, 2019

The principal of Little Miami High School recently received national recognition for her support of the teaching of international languages at the high school level. Principal Cathy Trevathan was named the 2018 Outstanding Administrator by the American

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College Credit Plus meetings coming up

Posted on: January 13, 2019

Little Miami will host a general informational meeting regarding the College Credit Plus program on Thursday, Jan. 17 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

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