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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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BOE Meeting - December

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

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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LMJH Spirit Week

Holiday Spirit Week - LMJH

Posted on: December 10, 2020

o ring in the Holiday Season, students are able to participate in a Holiday Spirit Week December 14th-17th! Check out the themed days for Little Miami Junior High below:

December 14th - Holiday Accessories Day

December 15th - Holiday Outfit Day

December 16th - Ugly Sweater Day

December 17th - Holiday PJ Day

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LMJH Remote 12/11

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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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 Remote Learning

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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BOE Meeting

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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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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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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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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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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LMJH start time adjusted beginning Sept. 8

Posted on: September 5, 2020

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, Little Miami Junior High will make a five-minute adjustment to the start and end of the school day. After watching traffic patterns during the beginning of the year, building administration feels that this will decrease traffic and

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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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LMJH picture day Sept. 3

Posted on: August 21, 2020

Fall picture day for Little Miami Jr. High students will be Thursday, Sept. 3

Lifetouch will be taking student photos through a socially-distanced process. Parents may order photos online at at Lifetouch.com, and use picture ID EVTJM7ZM2.

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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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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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JH virtual choir project creates beautiful music

Posted on: May 26, 2020

Remote learning meant different things to different students the past few weeks of the 2019-2020 school year. For Little Miami Jr. High choir students, it meant creating a beautiful piece of music, even though the group could not be together. Choir director

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Device drop-off/item pick-up for LMJH families

Posted on: May 2, 2020

Dates for 7th/8th grade students to turn in their school-issued device and clean out their lockers have been announced.   Students will be able to make an appointment to drop-off their device and collect personal items May

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'Beautiful Oops' brings students together

Posted on: March 2, 2020

Each Little Miami student is on their own educational journey, and one never knows when some of the most meaningful learning might come from a person just a year or two older! More than 30 Little Miami Junior High ReCo Ambassadors recently visited

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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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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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Feel-good notes give students a lift

Posted on: February 28, 2020

It's just a few words written down on a scrap of paper. But it can mean so much. LMJH computer applications teacher Ellen Mason typically starts class on Fridays with a funny video, a happy story or something else upbeat. She calls it "Feel Good Friday" and

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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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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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JH Book Fair begins Feb. 21

Posted on: January 31, 2020

The Little Miami Junior High Scholastic Book Fair will take place the week of Feb. 21-28 in the junior high library. All students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair and make purchases.   For your

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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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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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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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Feb. 8 Power of Pen seeking judges

Posted on: January 9, 2020

Little Miami Junior High will once again play host to the district level Power of the Pen tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8.  Eighteen schools from Butler, Warren, Clermont, Hamilton, and Clinton Counties and more than 200 student writers will flex their

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New Year's dance Jan. 10

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Ring in the new year and celebrate at the LMJH PTO school dance Friday, Jan. 10 from 7-9 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets will be sold during student lunch on Thursday, Jan. 9 and Friday, Jan. 10 for $4. Tickets at the door are $5.

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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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