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Blog Entries - 2020

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Second Semester Starts Monday, Jan. 4th

Posted on: December 29, 2020

Second Semester starts next Monday, January 4th! Here is what you need to know: In-Person Students: Second Semester instruction will begin remotely for the week of January 4-8. In-person classes will resume on January 11. Please check Schoology frequently

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Tis the Season for Giving!

Posted on: December 24, 2020

Tis the Season for Giving! The LMJH Service Learning & Leadership class has been hard at work all semester learning about local non-profits and chose four organizations to support with donations. These service-minded students want to thank the community

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Construction Update

Posted on: December 21, 2020

Thanks to the support of the Little Miami community, students will soon have new and updated spaces in which tolearn and grow. By the start of the 2021-2022 school year, a new early elementary school will open its doors, as will additions and renovations to

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LM Spreads Holiday Cheer

Posted on: December 18, 2020

Although celebrations look different this year, LM teachers, students and staff decided that the proper way to end First Semester was with a Holiday-themed Spirit Week! While different LM buildings featured different themed days, students were united in their

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All LM Students on Remote Instruction Week of January 4

Posted on: December 16, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, all PK-12 students at Little Miami Local Schools will be on remote instruction effective Monday, January 4 through January 8, 2021. VLA students will be in remote instruction as normal. Students will return to the

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Notice of December Board of Education Meeting

Posted on: December 13, 2020

The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session on Tuesday, December 15, 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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LMJH Back to In-Person Learning December 14-17

Posted on: December 11, 2020

Great News Panthers! Students at Little Miami Junior High will be back in-person on Monday, December 14th! The phone and Internet disruption has been temporarily repaired. We are excited to see students back on Monday!

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VLA Device Return December 14-18

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Is your VLA student returning to in-person learning for second semester? Device & charger return is NEXT week – December 14th-18th. Check out the questions below to learn if this device return applies to your student! Is your student returning to

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LMHS Spirit Week

Holiday Spirit Week - LMHS

Posted on: December 10, 2020

To ring in the Holiday Season, students are able to participate in a Holiday Spirit Week! Check out the themed days for Little Miami High School below: December 14th - Holiday Pajama Day December 15th - Head to Toe Holidays - Holiday socks &

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LMJH On Remote Instruction December 11

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Students at Little Miami Junior High will be on remote instruction again tomorrow, December 11, 2020 due to the continued Internet & phone outage in the building. Students will follow regular bell schedule. LMJH Teachers will also be working remotely

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LMJH Remote 12/10

LMJH On Remote Instruction December 10

Posted on: December 9, 2020

Students at Little Miami Junior High will be on remote instruction again tomorrow, December 10, 2020 due to the continued Internet & phone outage in the building. Students will follow regular bell schedule. LMJH Teachers will also be working remotely

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Quarantine Guidance

Updated Quarantine Guidance

Posted on: December 8, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new quarantine guidance for those who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. The CDC has provided additional options that may shorten the length of quarantine for those possibly

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LMJH Remote 12/9

LMJH On Remote Instruction December 9

Posted on: December 8, 2020

Students at Little Miami Junior High will be on remote instruction December 9, 2020 due to the Internet & phone outage in the building. Students will follow regular bell schedule. LMJH Teachers will also be working remotely tomorrow in order to provide

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Use your voice

Your Voice Can Help Move the Fair School Funding Plan Forward

Posted on: December 7, 2020

We need your voice to help secure a fair, transparent and rational system for Ohio school funding. By doing the simple task of contacting Ohio State Senate leaders, we can do our part to move the Fair School Funding Plan forward! The Fair School Funding Plan

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Donations for Local Non-Profits Needed

Posted on: December 4, 2020

Mrs. Staton's Service Learning & Leadership class at Little Miami Junior High has been working all semester long to research and support the missions of local non-profits. This December, students will work to collect vital supplies for these groups.

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Little Miami Schools Will Return to In-Person Learning Monday, Dec. 7

Posted on: December 4, 2020

Little Miami students will return to in-person learning on Monday, December 7, 2020. We believe the best and safest place for our students to learn is at school. It is our goal to keep students in school as long as that is a safe option. All VLA students will

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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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Thanksgiving Meals

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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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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Spirit Week at LMHS and LMJH

Posted on: October 23, 2020

Student Council is sponsoring a Spooktacular Spirit Week at Little Miami High School and Little Miami Junior High next week, October 26th-30th. Dress up and be part of the fun! Monday – Pajama Day Tuesday – Twin Day Wednesday – Mismatch

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parent-teacher conferences Sept. 17

Posted on: August 31, 2020

Little Miami High School will host parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Sept. 17. Parents may sign-up for in-person conferences on PTCfast here: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Little_Miami_High_School If parents would prefer to confer with their

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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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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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HS modifies backpack rule for '20-'21 school year

Posted on: August 6, 2020

Little Miami High School has modified its backpack policy for the 2020-2021 school year to permit students to carry backpacks. Backpacks must be clear and contents must be visible in order to comply with the new rule. In previous years, backpacks have not

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'20-'21 parking passes on sale

Posted on: July 31, 2020

Little Miami High School parking passes will go on sale Monday, Aug. 3 for juniors and seniors. Cost is $50. Due to construction and the loss of parking spaces at the high school, only juniors and seniors will be able to purchase parking passes this

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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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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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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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3 juniors earn National Merit recognition

Posted on: May 2, 2020

Three outstanding students from Little Miami High School were recently recognized by the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program. LMHS juniors John Marlow, Izaak Montoya and Jacob Schepmann were all recently named as entrants into the National Merit program

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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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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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Year-end drop off/pick up plan for LMHS Gr. 9-11

Posted on: May 2, 2020

Year-end dates for device return and locker clean-out have been announced for Little Miami High School students in grades 9-11. Information for seniors can be found here. DevicesStudents in grades 9-11 must turn in their school-issued computer device May

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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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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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Test driving careers with internship

Posted on: March 2, 2020

Three Little Miami High School students got to “test drive” a career in law enforcement recently, thanks to the high school’s internship program. Little Miami seniors Matt Neal, Andrew Russell and Edgar Garcia have had the opportunity to

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7 bring home 'superior' band ratings

Posted on: March 2, 2020

Congratulations to members of Little Miami Bands who participated OMEA District 13 Solo and Ensemble Contest at Blanchester High School on Feb. 8.  Each were judged by a professional musician/music educator on such criteria as tone, intonation,

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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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15 named to National Tech Honor Society

Posted on: February 25, 2020

The Warren County Career Center inducted a total of 63 seniors into the National Technical Honor Society on Feb. 20. A ceremony with family, friends and associate school administrators and counselors was followed by a breakfast prepared by Culinary

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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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NHS Bingo Night supports LLS

Posted on: February 14, 2020

The Little Miami High School National Honor Society will sponsor a bingo fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Train Stop in Maineville.

Prizes are from local business and all of the proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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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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Freshman 101 for students, parents Feb. 6

Posted on: January 30, 2020

It's that time of year -- the time for 8th grade students and parents to begin thinking about entering high school next year. On Feb. 6, during the school day, high school staff will meet with 8th graders for Freshman Orientation at LMHS. Students will

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BPA team advancing to state

Posted on: January 30, 2020

A Little Miami High School team will advance to state-level competition after recently winning their category at the Business Professionals of America Ohio Regional Conference. Justin Dooley and Alex Levine placed first in the Network Design category and

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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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Students selected for honor band

Posted on: January 23, 2020

Eight Little Miami Junior High and High School band students were recently selected as part of the 2020 OMEA District 13 Honor Band.  Students auditioned and those who made the cut spent last weekend practicing for a group performance held on Jan. 19 at

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LMHS sophs win HOBY awards

Posted on: January 22, 2020

Seven Little Miami High School sophomores were recently named finalists in the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership contest. LMHS students Nicole Appel, McKinnley Benzinger, Christopher Fortenberry, Lucas Swierk, Alexandra Thompson, Emily Yeung and Amanda

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LM grad Dowers wins UC scholarship

Posted on: January 22, 2020

A recent Little Miami High School graduate has won a scholarship for college preparedness. Class of 2019 grad Brian Dowers was recently awarded the Balanced Man scholarship from the Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter at the University of Cincinnati. The scholarship

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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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LMHS juniors to take ACT Feb. 25

Posted on: January 7, 2020

All Little Miami High School juniors will take the ACT on Feb. 25 at school. Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will be completing flipped lessons at home that day and will not attend school. Juniors must bring a calculator with fresh batteries and at least

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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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