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Athletes of the Week - Swimming

LMHS Athletes of the Week

Posted on: December 2, 2020

As we ramp up to be an anticipated successful season, there are two LMHS swimmers who have shown true passion, grit, leadership, and most importantly the desire to succeed! Girls LM Swimmer of the week nominee is Freshman, Emma Baker. Emma has truly shown

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ALL PK-12 Little Miami Students Remote 11/30-12/4

Posted on: November 24, 2020

The health and safety of our students, staff and the Little Miami community will always be our top priority. Please understand that we must make decisions on behalf of over 5,000 students and in an unprecedented environment, that may lead to change and

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November 24 Board of Education Meeting

Notice of November Board of Education Meeting

Posted on: November 22, 2020

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and will be broadcast on Facebook Live. If you have a comment for the Board, please submit your comment

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No School for PK-6th Grade on November 20

Posted on: November 19, 2020

Little Miami Pre-K through 6th Grades will be cancelled Friday, November 20. Little Miami has determined that teacher absences and substitute shortages will exceed our ability to provide safe and adequate supervision & instruction for our students, and

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LMJH In-Person Students Move to Remote Instruction Through 11/24

Posted on: November 18, 2020

Little Miami Junior High in-person students are moving to remote instruction effective Friday, November 20 through Tuesday, November 24, 2020. The LM Tech Department will be on-site at the Junior High tomorrow to address device issues and assist with

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Remote Learning Expectations & Helpful Tips

Posted on: November 17, 2020

While the goal of Little Miami is to remain learning in-person as long as that is a safe option, we must be prepared in case there is a need to move to remote instruction or if your student is quarantined. To assist in making learning at home as successful as

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LMHS Will Remain in Remote Instruction Through Thanksgiving Break

Posted on: November 13, 2020

Little Miami High School will continue remote instruction through Tuesday, November 24th.  LM administration will continue to evaluate the safest option for LMHS as cases are reported and will inform students, parents, and staff if the remote

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Celebrating a Virtual Veterans Day

Posted on: November 11, 2020

Even though we could not have our beloved Veterans in the buildings this year to celebrate, LM students still made sure to honor them in special ways. Happy Veterans Day to all who have served or are serving! Thank you! At Butlerville, students decorated the

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LMHS Moves to Remote Learning 11/11-11/13

Posted on: November 10, 2020

Little Miami High School is moving to remote instruction effective tomorrow, 11/11/2020 through Friday, 11/13/2020. All other buildings will report to in-person school as normal.   All High School & Junior High extracurricular and

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Board of Education Special Meeting

Posted on: November 8, 2020

FYI: The Little Miami Board of Education will meet for a Special Meeting on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 PM at Central Office. Click here to view the agenda.  

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Meals for Thanksgiving Break

Posted on: November 6, 2020

Thanks to our hard-working Food Services team, we will be offering FREE school meals for the Thanksgiving Holiday Break for families that would like them. Deadline to sign up is next Saturday, Nov. 14th! Please follow the links below for more information

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How the Tech Department Keeps Us Connected

Posted on: November 6, 2020

Staying connected while being apart has become an essential in this COVID-19 world. While connecting online seems as easy as turning on the power button, there is an entire team of hardworking tech professionals working behind the scenes to make sure

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Issue 12 Passes- Thank You Voters!

Posted on: November 4, 2020

Thank you to the voters and supporters of Little Miami for passing this much-needed levy renewal! This passage will allow the district to continue to collect the same amount of annual revenue it has done since this renewal was originally approved in 2011. It

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Halloween Spirit Takes Over Little Miami

Posted on: October 30, 2020

Due to Warren County's Red status in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, no visitors or volunteers are currently permitted in Little Miami school buildings. On a day that traditionally required additional in-classroom help from parents, Little Miami

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Feeding Little Miami Students for Success

Posted on: October 30, 2020

COVID-19 has enhanced many challenges throughout the community. However, here at Little Miami, our team of dedicated and child-focused staff members are always looking to take their abilities one step further. Food Services Director, Mrs. Rachel Tilford, and

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Congratulations to Izaak Montoya - National Merit Semi-Finalist

Posted on: October 29, 2020

Congratulations are in order for LMHS Senior, Izaak Montoya! Izaak has earned the recognition of National Merit Semifinalist, an achievement only 16,000 high school students across the nation earned this year. Izaak is among an elite academic group of high

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Board of Education Meeting

Posted on: October 25, 2020

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session on Tuesday, October 27th at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and will be broadcast on Facebook Live. See the agenda HERE.

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Bringing Social Emotional Learning into the Classroom

Posted on: October 23, 2020

2020 has shown all of us just how important mental health is to our success in life, at home, and at work/school. Recognizing that self-care is vital to mental health and wellness, Little Miami wanted to find a way to supporting teachers and staff in their

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Little Miami High School Wins 2020 College Success Award

Posted on: October 22, 2020

We are proud to announce that LMHS has received GreatSchools.org’ 2020 College Success Award! The College Success Award recognizes and celebrates high schools, like ours, that demonstrate excellence in ensuring students are prepared to succeed in

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A Graduation Ceremony 15 Years in the Making

Posted on: October 19, 2020

Friday, October 16th was a special day at Little Miami Central Office! Fifteen years after her intended graduation, Mrs. Jessica Virdi received her high school diploma at a small, socially distant ceremony. Going back to school while juggling motherhood and

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Free Meals Extended Through End of 2020-2021 School Year

Posted on: October 13, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. This unprecedented move is part of USDA’s unwavering commitment

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Rain Barrel Art Project - Congrats to Art Teacher Amy Ehlers!

Posted on: October 8, 2020

Our LM Art Teachers are true artists! 3rd and 4th grade Salem Township Art Teacher Amy Ehlers was selected for a third year to participate in the Cincinnati Zoo's Rain Barrel Art Project. This project was created as a way to promote the use of rain barrels

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Salem Township Spooktacular BOOk Fair

Posted on: October 8, 2020

It’s time for our Scholastic SPOOKTACULAR BOOk Fair! Don’t be scared, grab a good BOOk!! The Book Fair (set-up in the 3/4 Gym) will run from October 7th through October 23rd. Students can purchase their favorite books during their

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Important VLA/In-Person Update

2nd Semester VLA/In-Person Learning

Posted on: October 7, 2020

As indicated prior to the start of school, LM students have the option of changing learning platforms (VLA or in-person) at semester break. Students who are satisfied with their current learning platform do not need to do anything to remain in that

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LM schools closed until April 3

Posted on: March 12, 2020

At Little Miami Local Schools, the health, safety and well-being of students and staff are top priorities. With several confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) now in Ohio, district officials want to make sure to reinforce preventive safety

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Outdoor Education Center Now Open!

Posted on: October 5, 2020

Over the course of the last year, 7th Grade Science and Social Studies Teacher, Mrs. Finn, has been hard at work with Boy Scout Troop #838 and their leader, Mr. Blow, to create an outdoor education center behind the Junior High Building. As part of Mrs.

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Service Learning & Leadership Class Launches Non-Profit Assistance Projects

Posted on: October 2, 2020

The Service Learning & Leadership class at LMJS has embarked upon their semester-long project of identifying, studying, and finding ways to help improve the outcome of social issues that impact our community. This student-lead, project-based class began

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Start with Hello Week

Posted on: October 1, 2020

Start With Hello is a prevention program launched by the Sandy Hook Promise that teaches children and teens how to be more socially inclusive & connected to each other. Start With Hello teaches empathy and empowers students to end social isolation by

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Meals Purchased Before September 8 Reimbursed

Posted on: September 24, 2020

Great news hungry Panthers! All meals purchased during the 2020-2021 school year, prior to September 8, will be reimbursed to your student’s lunch account balance. This reimbursement only applies to breakfast and lunch meals and does not include snacks

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Joshua’s Place Donates LM Water Bottles for Every K-4 Student!

Posted on: September 24, 2020

It truly takes a village! Here in the Little Miami community, we are thankful to partner with so many generous groups who are always ready to jump in and help support our students. After identifying the need for student water bottles in Little Miami K-4

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COVID-19 Dashboard Now Online!

Posted on: September 22, 2020

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Governor DeWine issued a new general health order that provides mandatory requirements for school operations and reporting of COVID-19 data for both parents and school officials. Parents or guardians of students, and

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National Merit Scholars Announced

Posted on: September 22, 2020

Little Miami High School is proud to announce that two outstanding Senior students, John Marlow and Jacob Schepmann, have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are

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LM Board to Meet 9/22

Posted on: September 20, 2020

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and will be broadcast on Facebook Live. See the agenda HERE

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Important message from the Little Miami Board

Posted on: September 15, 2020

Sept. 15, 2020 A message from the Little Miami Board of Education: As you may be aware, at the beginning of last Friday’s football game, two Little Miami football players elected to run onto the field carrying a “Thin Blue Line” flag and a

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VLA picture days Sept. 8, 10

Posted on: September 5, 2020

Families with remote learners can have their student's annual school photo taken at Little Miami's central office on Sept. 8 and 10.

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All students to receive free meals thru December

Posted on: September 5, 2020

All Little Miami students will receive free school meals beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, thanks to recent action taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. All students in all buildings will be offered school breakfast and school lunch at no charge. The menu

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More mental health support available for students

Posted on: September 5, 2020

Little Miami has increased the level of mental health services available to students this year, recognizing that many young people are in need of support in navigating an increasingly complex world. Little Miami now has three full time mental health

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Families need to update immunizations

Posted on: August 28, 2020

Ohio law requires that students returning to school be up-to-date with their immunizations. Students have 14 days from the start of school to update these immunizations, but many families are behind on their wellness visits due to COVID-19.   Mercy

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Remote learning for unexpected closures

Posted on: August 23, 2020

Little Miami has worked very hard to make sure students and staff can return to – and stay in – our buildings this school year. Little Miami has also tried to be clear with students and staff that there is some risk returning to

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More than 1,000 students opt to begin year remotely

Posted on: August 6, 2020

With the first day of school just two weeks away, many Little Miami families will be starting the year virtually. About 1,000 Little Miami students -- approximately 20 percent of the district’s enrollment -- have elected to begin the 2020-21 school

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LM pushes school start dates back to Aug. 24, 26

Posted on: August 6, 2020

Little Miami Local Schools has announced that it will be pushing back the opening dates of school for the 2020-2021 school year by one week. The first day of school for grades 5-12 will now be Monday, Aug. 24. The first day for grades PreK-4 will be

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Career Center to re-open Aug. 17

Posted on: August 6, 2020

The Warren County Career Center has announced its plans to re-open its building to high school juniors and seniors for the 20-21 school year.  The WCCC has decided that they will begin the school year on Monday, Aug. 17 with a hybrid model of

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Board adopts face covering policy

Posted on: August 6, 2020

The Little Miami Board of Education formally adopted a policy that spells out face covering rules for the 2020-2021 school year at its meeting on July 28. Aug. 15 Update: The Ohio Department of Health stated in its completed order that face shields are not

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LM Board to meet July 28

Posted on: July 28, 2020

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually and will be broadcast on Facebook Live. See the agenda on our BoardDocs website.

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Summer meal program available

Posted on: July 15, 2020

The Kings Local School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Meal Program and Little Miami students are eligible to participate. This program will provide breakfast and lunch to children free of charge. No paperwork is required. Children 18

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LM Board to hold special meeting July 14

Posted on: July 10, 2020

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education will meet in special session on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held virtually and will be broadcast on Facebook Live.

View the agenda on the district's BoardDocs site here.

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Mercy clinic re-opens at LMIS

Posted on: July 7, 2020

The Mercy Health in-school health clinic at Little Miami Intermediate School has re-opened to the public for select hours of operation. The clinic is open Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for in-person or virtual appointments. The clinic

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LM announces plans for 2020-2021 school year

Posted on: July 7, 2020

Little Miami Local Schools recently released its draft plans for returning students to Little Miami buildings for the 2020-2021 school year. The Return to Learn draft plan provides for two options for Little Miami families: Face-to-face instruction in LM

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Update on recent LM social media activity

Posted on: June 9, 2020

Dear Little Miami community, It has come to our attention that within the last 48 hours, a former student posted a TikTok video that made allegations about racial epithets and discrimination the student experienced while at Little Miami. This video was

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Statement from LM Supt. Greg Power

Posted on: June 2, 2020

On the day George Floyd was killed and for days since, I have seen events unfold that are hard to watch. I find myself deeply saddened that, even in 2020, our nation continues to grapple with the issues of equality and dignity for all, and a systemic

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LM Board of Education meeting May 26

Posted on: May 24, 2020

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education will meet virtually at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.   The meeting will be streamed live on the district's Facebook page.   The Board of Education has passed a resolution to temporarily suspend the

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LM to lose $1.1 million through state cuts

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Little Miami Local Schools will lose more than $1 million in state funding by June due to cuts recently announced by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. On Tuesday, May 5, the governor announced a $300 million reduction in state foundation payments to K-12 school

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LM curbside registration now open

Posted on: May 22, 2020

Families interested in enrolling new students at Little Miami will now use curbside registration at the Little Miami central office. Families must first complete the online Registration Gateway and then provide documentation at our curbside registration

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Ksander, Dicks named Project Excellence winners

Posted on: May 20, 2020

Congratulations to Hamilton-Maineville second grade teacher Sara Dicks and Little Miami preschool teacher Kim Ksander, both of whom were named the 2020 Little Miami winners of the Project Excellence award. Every year, two teachers from each Warren County

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Watch Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation

Posted on: May 17, 2020

The Class of 2020 has inspired us with their resilience and fortitude.

Please enjoy this special pre-recorded graduation ceremony from Little Miami High School.

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3 LM students take top spots at Career Center

Posted on: May 12, 2020

Students from Little Miami earned the top three academic distinctions in this year’s senior class at the Warren County Career Center. Little Miami students were named valedictorian and co-salutatorians of the WCCC Class of 2020. Elizabeth Henrich was

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View 2020 Virtual Senior Awards Night

Posted on: May 12, 2020

The Little Miami High School Senior Awards Night moved online this year and was held Monday, May 4. Awards and scholarships were given to students virtually by a number of special guests. You may view the Awards Ceremony here. This Zoom recording requires a

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Senior device drop-off/locker clean-out info

Posted on: May 2, 2020

Dates for seniors to turn in their school-issued device and clean out their lockers have been announced.  Seniors will be able to make an appointment to drop-off their device and collect personal items May 11-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11 sign-up link

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Loftin named scholarship winner

Posted on: May 2, 2020

A Little Miami High School senior has been named the winner of a prestigious scholarship endowed by the Warren County Educational Service Center. Spencer Loftin was selected as the 2020 winner of the All-Scholastic Franklin B. Walter Scholarship for Warren

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Picking up personal items from LM schools

Posted on: May 2, 2020

The abrupt closure of school caused a number of personal items to be left behind in our school buildings, and many families could not retrieve those items on the pick-up day we had back in March. As the school year comes to a close, families will have an

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Important info for Class of 2020

Posted on: May 2, 2020

During this time of year, our seniors are looking forward to that last few days of school and those traditions that go along with that final week. This year, our minds and hearts are with the Class of 2020, because so much has changed. Check the info below

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Issue 10 fails on April 28

Posted on: April 28, 2020

The Little Miami Board of Education and district administrators will be discussing their next steps in the coming weeks following the defeat of a substitute levy on the April 28 ballot. Issue 10 lost by a vote of 3,695 against to 3,316 in favor -- a

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Help us honor Class of 2020 seniors

Posted on: April 15, 2020

It's time to celebrate the Class of 2020! With the uncertainty surrounding the future of the remainder of the school year, Little Miami would like your help to celebrate this year's seniors. LMHS counselors are asking that seniors complete this Google form

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AP exams still on, begin May 11

Posted on: April 3, 2020

Little Miami High School students who were taking Advanced Placement courses prior to Ohio’s school closure will still be able to take the AP exams for credit and placement this year. The College Board has made several changes to testing procedures in

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6 chosen for Buckeye Girls State

Posted on: April 3, 2020

Six juniors have been selected to represent Little Miami High School at Buckeye Girls State this summer. Buckeye Girls State is designed to educate Ohio's young women in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of good

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Little Miami Mercy Health clinic closed temporarily

Posted on: April 2, 2020

For the safety of patients and staff, and to allocate needed resources to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy is reducing the number of offices in the area. For this reason, Little Miami School Health Center is temporarily closed to in-person

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New calendar drops delayed starts, staggers first day of school for '20-'21

Posted on: March 2, 2020

Regular 90-minute delayed starts for teacher in-service are now a thing of the past at Little Miami after the Board of Education approved a modified calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. On Feb. 26, the Board also approved a staggered start to the coming

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Tickets for 'Newsies' on sale now

Posted on: March 1, 2020

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Little Miami High School Theatre is bringing the high-energy Disney musical “Newsies” to the stage April 3, 4, 5. “Newsies” tells the story of the real-life newsboys strike of 1899. Children who sold

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Groundbreaking March 24 to launch HS/JH projects

Posted on: March 1, 2020

Little Miami will kick off its next set of construction projects with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Little Miami High School. The event will launch additions and renovations to both the high school and junior high school,

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LM Schools on 90-min delay Feb. 28

Posted on: February 28, 2020

Little Miami Local Schools will operate on a 90-min delay for Friday, Feb. 28 due to inclement weather and slick roadways. 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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LM Schools on 90-min delay Feb. 27

Posted on: February 27, 2020

Little Miami Local Schools will operate on a 90-min delay for Thursday, Feb. 27 due to inclement weather and slick roadways. 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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Volunteers needed for Junior Achievement

Posted on: February 25, 2020

Parent and community volunteers are needed at grades 1 through 4 to help Little Miami students learn about economics and the career world through the Junior Achievement program.  What is Junior Achievement? Junior Achievement is

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Imagination Library comes to Warren County

Posted on: February 14, 2020

The Warren County Imagination Library is here! Little Miami is excited to be a partner in this county-wide effort with the goal that every child reads every day. All Warren County children under five can have a free book mailed to them every month. Sign

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2 Salem teacher receive DKG grants

Posted on: February 13, 2020

Two teachers at Salem Township Elementary School have been awarded special project grants from a local organization of women educators. Audra Westbeld-Quinlan and Kelsey Marlow recently received two Chromebooks each at a value of $200 apiece from the Alpha

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LM Schools closed Friday, Feb. 7

Posted on: February 7, 2020

Little Miami Local Schools are now closed for Friday, Feb. 7 due to inclement weather and slick roadways.

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Salem Elementary, LM receive Momentum Awards

Posted on: January 30, 2020

Salem Twp. Elementary School recently received recognition from the Ohio Department of Education for helping students grow even beyond state achievement goals. This is the second year Salem Twp. received ODE’s Momentum Award for straight As on all

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Nominate a teacher for Project Excellence

Posted on: January 29, 2020

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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6 LM schools earn Purple Star award

Posted on: January 15, 2020

All six school buildings within the Little Miami Local School District were recently recognized for their commitment to serving students and families connected to the United States armed forces. On Jan. 15, the Ohio Department of Education announced the 94

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LM Board OKs TIF payment agreement

Posted on: January 9, 2020

The Little Miami Board of Education approved an agreement Wednesday, Jan. 8 that may help bring additional economic development to the corner of Ohio 48 and US 22-3. The Board voted 4-0 to approve a compensation agreement brought to them by the Hamilton

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3 new board members sworn-in

Posted on: January 9, 2020

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education has three new members after the Board held its annual budget hearing and organizational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Newly-elected Board member Diane Horvath, Martin Hamlin and Tony Niemesh were sworn in by

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College Credit Plus meeting Jan. 16

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Little Miami will host a general informational meeting regarding the College Credit Plus program on Thursday, Jan. 16 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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