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Blog Entries - 2017

LM on 90-minute delay Wed Jan. 11

Posted on: January 11, 2017

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

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LM on 90 minute delay for Friday, Jan. 6

Posted on: January 6, 2017

 Little Miami Schools will be on a 90-minute delayed start on Friday, Jan. 6 due to inclement weather. Students will begin their school day 90 minutes later than the typical day and morning bus service will run on a 90-minute delay as well. Morning

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90-minute early release for Thursday, Jan. 5

Posted on: January 5, 2017

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

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Breakfast with Santa coming Dec. 9

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Little Miami High School Student Government and the Jolly Old Elf invite you and your family to enjoy a holiday breakfast and a morning full of Christmas cheer on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8-11 a.m. Wear your favorite holiday pajamas and join us for Breakfast

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Outstanding LMJH students recognized

Posted on: May 25, 2017

The last day of the 2016-2017 school year got off to a great start at Little Miami Jr. High, where academic, athletic and music awards were handed out to dozens of students. Students also took the time to bid farewell to school nurse Britt Burlile and

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Volunteer to help at Field Day

Posted on: May 10, 2017

With just a few weeks left in the school year, it's time to think about Field Day! Each Little Miami school will hold its own Field Day event this year, including the high school. The Junior High is also seeking volunteers to help with Field Day events.

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JH Drama Club takes the stage May 6

Posted on: April 28, 2017

  The Little Miami Junior High Drama Club will present their debut performance on Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m. in the Little Miami High School auditorium. The club will present "Ten Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse - A short comedy by Don

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Dodgeball tourney coming May 11

Posted on: April 28, 2017

The Little Miami Junior High School PTO will sponsor a dodgeball tournament on Thursday, May 11 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the school. All players must be signed in by 3:15 p.m. Fee is $5 per player and six players are permitted per team. Proceeds will

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Celebrating our admin assistants!

Posted on: April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26 is Administrative Professionals Day, which highlights the important role of administrative professionals in all areas of our schools. In many ways, Little Miami’s administrative professionals are the face of the district, greeting

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JH honors March Students of the Month

Posted on: April 17, 2017

The teachers at Little Miami Junior High School know a great student when they see one, and they want you to know about them, too! LMJH educators recently nominated six students to be honored as March students of the month. Here are the students and

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JH honors April students of the month

Posted on: April 17, 2017

The teachers at Little Miami Junior High School know a great student when they see one, and they want you to know about them, too! LMJH educators recently nominated six students to be honored as April students of the month. Here are the students and

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Power of the Pen team brings home awards

Posted on: March 28, 2017

It wasn't a tweet, a post, a blog or anything of the sort. It was actual long-form writing and they nailed it. The Little Miami Junior High Power of the Pen team recently brought home several accolades for their work at the district competition last month

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Fine Arts Festival coming April 1

Posted on: March 27, 2017

The gymnasium at Little Miami High School has played host to dances, basketball games and pep rallies over the years. But on Saturday, April 1, the gym will be transformed into a display space for more than 1,000 pieces of art. The Little Miami Fine Arts

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8th grade girls basketball tops in SWOC

Posted on: March 6, 2017

If the junior high girls basketball program is any indicator, the future of Lady Panthers basketball is bright! The 8th grade "A" girls basketball team from Little Miami Junior High School finished the season with a perfect 12-0 record in the Southwest

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Jr. Honor Society applications due March 20

Posted on: March 6, 2017

Students who received a National Junior Honor Society are encouraged to return those applications by Monday, March 20. 

There was a typo on the application with the incorrect date.

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All LMHS juniors to take ACT March 21

Posted on: March 6, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, Little Miami High School will be administering a state-funded ACT test to all high school juniors. There is no cost to take this test, but all juniors in Ohio must take it this spring. This test is for juniors only. On the

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JH honors February Students of the Month

Posted on: February 22, 2017

Teachers at Little Miami Jr. High School recently honored their February students of the month with a pizza party. This month’s honorees are: Cameron Hanes (nominated by Addis): Cameron has been wonderful to have in class.  He always has a smile

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Schedule your LMJH conference

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Little Miami Junior High School will hold fall parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Parents may sign-up for their conference time online using PTCFast. Here is the

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Coping with stress seminar March 6

Posted on: February 9, 2017

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

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Jr. High classes collect 2,000 canned goods

Posted on: February 9, 2017

Donating to a canned goods drive only happens around Thanksgiving, right? Although it may seem that way, the need for food donations for needy families is a year-round fact of life. The Little Miami Jr. High School student council knows this and

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Vance wins the Geo Bee three-fer

Posted on: February 7, 2017

He took the title twice at the intermediate school, and now he has won a third! Little Miami Jr. High student Andrew Vance recently won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The

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Harlem Wizards return Feb. 9

Posted on: January 31, 2017

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

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Freshman 101 coming Feb. 15

Posted on: January 27, 2017

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

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Focus groups gathering community input

Posted on: January 23, 2017

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

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

The public is invited to attend.

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CC+ building meetings coming Feb. 9 & 15

Posted on: January 19, 2017

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

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Nominate a teacher for Project Excellence

Posted on: January 17, 2017

Is there a Little Miami teacher who has made a positive impact on you or a student you know? Do you know a teacher who goes above what it is expected and strives to make each of his or her students achieve at the highest level? If so, nominate that

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Gateway giving hands-on STEM experience

Posted on: January 13, 2017

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

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JH honors January students of the month

Posted on: January 13, 2017

The teachers at Little Miami Junior High School know a great student when they see one, and they want you to know about them, too! LMJH educators recently nominated students to be honored as January students of the month. Here are the students and what

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College Credit Plus meeting coming Jan. 18

Posted on: January 2, 2017

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

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LMJH students enjoy Book-in-a-Day

Posted on: December 14, 2017

When is the last time you were able to set aside time to read an entire book in one day? Students at Little Miami Junior High School were able to do just that this week during their annual “Book in a Day” event. Students were encouraged to come

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WCCC-UC partnership offers new opportunity for students

Posted on: December 12, 2017

A new partnership between Little Miami Schools and the University of Cincinnati will give students an opportunity to earn college credit and get a leg up into the fast-growing field of informational technology. Through Little Miami's relationship to the

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Get your groove on at LMJH Dance Dec. 14

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Get ready to do the hustle right into Little Miami Jr. High School as the PTO hosts a '70s Disco Dance on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets are $4 in advance, $5 at the door. Tickets will be sold during lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 13 and Thursday, Dec. 14.

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Aiming for the bulls-eye

Posted on: November 28, 2017

"Game of Thrones" has it. "The Hunger Games" has it. Even "Brave" has it. And now, Little Miami Junior High School have it too -- archery. Students in gym classes this semester had the opportunity to take aim at the target as they studied a unit on archery.

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Tips for families in cold & flu season

Posted on: November 28, 2017

With cold and flu season upon us, please keep the following guidelines in mind when deciding whether or not to send your child to school. This will help to control the spread of infectious diseases at school and allow your child to be available for

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Parent-teacher conferences Nov. 16

Posted on: November 14, 2017

Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Little Miami Junior High School. You may set an appointment with your student's teacher(s)

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LM counselors to host anti-bullying program

Posted on: October 9, 2017

Empowering students to be "upstanders" instead of by-standers in bullying situations is the aim of an upcoming parent program to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, hosted by the Little Miami School Counseling Department. The event will be held in the

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Board Candidates Night Oct. 16

Posted on: October 9, 2017

Community members will have the opportunity to meet the three candidates running for seats on the Little Miami Board of Education on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Incumbents Bobbie Grice and Tony Niemesh are running for two open

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D.C. parent meeting Oct. 5

Posted on: September 30, 2017

Little Miami Junior High 8th graders have the exciting opportunity to travel to our nation's capital each spring. An informational parent meeting on the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. is typically held in the fall in LMJH Cafeteria. This year's

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Destination Imagination info meeting Oct. 3

Posted on: September 30, 2017

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 Tuesday, Oct. 3 at

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State of the District event Oct. 10

Posted on: September 29, 2017

Little Miami will once again host a State of the District presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at Little Miami High School. District administrators will share reports on academics, technology, athletics, district financials and enrollment trend

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SchoolMessenger test call coming Oct. 5

Posted on: September 29, 2017

With falling leaves and falling temperatures comes an increased likelihood of inclement weather. In preparation for winter, Little Miami Local Schools will test our new SchoolMessenger phone and email notification system on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Little

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LM working through Schoology issues

Posted on: September 27, 2017

Having problems with Schoology? We are, too! While Little Miami is excited to be able to provide the Schoology learning management system to students, parents and staff this year, the district has been less than thrilled with the rocky roll-out of the new

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Possible power outage on Sept. 22

Posted on: September 22, 2017

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

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Mercy Health Fair coming Oct. 7

Posted on: September 16, 2017

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

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90-min. delayed start coming Sept. 18

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Little Miami Local Schools will be on a scheduled 90-minute delayed start on Monday, Sept. 18 for the purpose of teacher in-service. Students will begin their school day 90 minutes later than the typical day and morning bus service will run on a 90-minute

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Gates is back, this time at LMJH

Posted on: September 14, 2017

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

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Planned power outage Sept. 7

Posted on: August 31, 2017

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

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Board approves limit to sports fees

Posted on: August 27, 2017

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

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Master plan update meeting Aug. 30

Posted on: August 27, 2017

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

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Order your 2017-18 LMJH yearbook

Posted on: August 25, 2017

It's never too early to order a yearbook to capture all of the memorable events that will happen this year. 

Order a Little Miami Jr. High yearbook by Sept. 30 and save.

See the informational flier for more details.

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Info regarding solar eclipse Aug. 21

Posted on: August 18, 2017

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

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25 new teachers join Little Miami

Posted on: August 9, 2017

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

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Bus schedules now online

Posted on: August 8, 2017

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

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LM to seek 3.7-mill bond in November

Posted on: July 28, 2017

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

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You've got mail: Class placements mailed July 31

Posted on: July 28, 2017

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

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School offices closed until July 31

Posted on: June 7, 2017

Offices at most Little Miami school buildings are now closed for summer. Offices will reopen on July 31, 2017. The high school office will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the summer. The Little Miami central office and

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2017-18 Open House dates announced

Posted on: May 24, 2017

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

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Supply lists for 2017-18

Posted on: May 24, 2017

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

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