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New Video: Inside Milford's Classrooms

Posted on: September 18, 2020

This video gives you a glimpse into what school looks like this year for Milford Exempted Village School District students and staff. Educating during a pandemic has come with many challenges but you'll see that our students and staff are adapting quite well.

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Feedback on School Calendar

Posted on: September 18, 2020

Believe it or not we are already thinking about the school calendar for next year. We asked our staff for feedback and we'd like feedback from our parents as well. We want to know your thoughts on our start date and end date, and your feelings about fall

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Board of Education Meeting Sept. 17

Posted on: September 16, 2020

The Board of Education will meet Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in person. Social distancing requirements remain in effect and masks must be worn. The public is welcome to attend.   The meeting can be viewed live

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All Milford Students Eat for Free

Posted on: September 4, 2020

We are happy to announce that the Ohio Department of Education, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Services, has notified our district that 100 percent of students attending Milford Schools (both In-Person and Eagle Online) are

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Milford Football Friday Aug. 28

Posted on: August 27, 2020

Who's ready for some football? The Milford Eagles play Oak Hills Friday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.  Due to limited seating capacities mandated by the Ohio Governor, there will be no public tickets available for sale for varsity football games this year.

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Weekly E-Newsletter August 27, 2020

Posted on: August 27, 2020

This week's Eagle E-Newsletter is full of back-to-school information. The newsletter includes:

  • A video message from Superintendent John Spieser - he discusses important back to school reminders about transportation and plan flexibility; 
  • Back-to-School checklists for our Eagle Online and In-Person students;
  • A reminder about our new school start and dismissal times; and
  • Information about masks, supply lists, lunches, and the importance of daily health checks.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Milford's First Day is Aug. 31

Posted on: August 21, 2020

We need to delay the start of our school year for one week. The first day of school for all Milford students (either learning In-Person or in Eagle Online) will be Monday, August 31.

We know this delay will be an inconvenience for our families. However, it is the right thing to do at this time for our students and our staff. Our entire staff has been working diligently to open school, but with the challenges COVID presents, some things have proven to need more time than estimated. Things we thought would come together have not yet, and we need the additional time.

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BOE 8.20.20

Board of Education Meeting August 20

Posted on: August 19, 2020

The Board of Education is meeting Thursday, August 20 at our District Administration Offices, 1099 State Route 131, Milford. Social distancing requirements will be in effect and masks are required. Public participation is welcome - click here to see the

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Superintendent's Update: August 19, 2020

Posted on: August 19, 2020

In this video, Superintendent John Spieser gives an important mid-week update to families. He shares information about schedules, an update about face covering requirements, and information about our health safety protocols.  Click here to watch

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Meal Pick Up August 17

Posted on: August 13, 2020

Milford families - the last meal pickup for the summer will be Monday, August 17. If you have not already signed up to receive a meal, please call Nutrition Services - (513) 576-2290. 

 

 

 

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Students to Return In-Person or Online August 24

Posted on: August 5, 2020

The following message was sent to all Milford families August 5, 2020: Dear Milford Families, Last night at their meeting, the Board of Education voted to approve the Return to Learning Plan: Plan A and Plan B. Click here to read the plan in its entirety.

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Board of Education Meeting August 4

Posted on: August 4, 2020

The Board of Education will meet Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in person at the District Administrative Offices - 1099 State Route 131, Milford. Face coverings are required. Capacity in the Board meeting room will be limited to

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Deadline for Decision Form Extended to August 7

Posted on: July 28, 2020

The following information was sent to all Milford families on July 28: Dear Milford Families, This is an important message about our Return to Learning Plan. We have listened to your feedback and we have made revisions to the plans that will be presented to

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Reminder: Submit your Decision for Return to Learning by July 29

Posted on: July 23, 2020

The following email was sent to all Milford Families July 23:   Dear Milford Families, This is a follow up to the email we sent last week with our Return to Learning Plan Options.  Please make sure that you fill out the Decision Form by July 29

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Q&A Session July 22

Posted on: July 22, 2020

We have received questions from families about the Return to Learning Plan. We will answer questions during our live Q&A Session Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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Return to Learning Plan Options

Posted on: July 17, 2020

Important information for families about our Return to Learning Plan Options.

 

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Board Meeting July 16

Posted on: July 15, 2020

The Board of Education will meet tomorrow evening, Thursday, July 16, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in person at the District Administrative Offices - 1099 State Route 131, Milford. Face coverings are required. Capacity in the Board meeting room

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Reopening Plans To Be Announced Friday

Posted on: July 14, 2020

Important information for Milford families: all Clermont County school districts are finalizing plans for returning to school. Milford's Board of Education will review the back-to-school plan at their meeting July 16. The final plan will be announced and

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Update: We Haven't Yet Announced Plans to Reopen Schools, But We Will

Posted on: June 25, 2020

In a recent presentation about plan options for reopening, representatives of Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) erroneously reported that decisions were made in Clermont County. No decisions have been made yet about reopening schools in Clermont County. No

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We Are Listening

Posted on: June 24, 2020

We thank our students, both current and former, who have told their stories about the discrimination they have encountered. We are deeply sorry. We can and will do better. We know there is still work to do.  One of the main goals of our

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First Day of School Moved To August 24

Posted on: June 19, 2020

Due to the need to build in additional inservice days for staff training, the start of the school year will be delayed by three days. Instead of beginning on Wednesday, August 19, the first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year will be

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Board Meeting June 18

Posted on: June 17, 2020

The Board of Education has been meeting via videoconference. For this month's meeting they will meet in person, however, are still required to follow the Governor's Executive Orders in regards to social distancing. Face masks are recommended to be worn at

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Update: Our Planning Process for Reopening Schools

Posted on: June 17, 2020

Superintendent Nancy House emailed the following letter to all district families June 17, 2020: Dear Milford Families, Our Administrative Team and Board of Education are deciding how best to reopen school. Rest assured, we will be ready. We are working

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John Spieser will be Milford’s new Superintendent

Posted on: June 13, 2020

John Spieser, Milford’s current Director of Human Resources, has been tapped as Milford’s next Superintendent. The Board of Education will officially approve Mr. Spieser’s new role at their meeting next Thursday, June 18. Mr. Spieser will

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Board Deliberating on Three Finalists for Superintendent

Posted on: June 11, 2020

The process to hire Milford’s next superintendent was in-depth and thorough, even despite the pandemic. The Board is meeting Thursday evening June 11 in executive session to deliberate and take the next step in the decision process. 

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Congatulations to this Year's Retirees!

Posted on: June 8, 2020

We typically honor our retirees at our yearly Dinner of Excellence held in the spring, but due to the pandemic the event was canceled this year. While not a worthy replacement of that in-person recognition, we created this video to honor our retirees and thank them for their dedication to Milford Schools.

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New Start & Dismissal Times for Next School Year

Posted on: May 27, 2020

Last week Milford’s Board of Education approved new start and dismissal times for all of of Milford's School buildings. Please click here to see the chart of new start and dismissal times for all buildings.  Why are start times

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Distance Learning to End the School Year

Posted on: May 27, 2020

During our 11 weeks of distance learning during the last part of the 2019/2020 school year due to the pandemic, Milford teachers created innovative and creative assignments and projects for their students. Distance learning looked a little different at each

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Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Posted on: May 21, 2020

Milford High School's Virtual Graduation Ceremony airs live at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23.

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Grad Bag Delivery

Grad Bags Delivered to 489 Seniors

Posted on: May 20, 2020

Today high school administrators and staff delivered special grad bags to our 489 graduating seniors! The bags included a cap, gown, tassel, a special senior t-shirt, a senior sign, a diploma cover, and graduate medals. Some seniors will receive additional items in their bags including Senior Awards, Summa Cum Laude Pins, Military Wings Pins, and Salutatorian/Valedictorian Medals. 

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Feeding Families Throughout the Summer

Posted on: May 20, 2020

Milford Schools has qualified as an "open site" during this extended school closure. This designation allows the district to serve meals to ANY child aged 18 and younger, from ANY school district. Milford Schools will continue to feed any and all kids

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Board of Education Meets May 21

Posted on: May 20, 2020

During the extended school closure, our Board of Education continues to meet virtually. The Board will meet Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be available to view LIVE in the following ways: Direct Live Stream Link ICRC’s Milford

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on: May 14, 2020

May is mental health awareness month! The end of the school year is fast approaching, and we recognize that summer might look a little different for students and families this year. We would like to take this opportunity to share some upcoming events

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Summer School Enrollment Now Open

Posted on: May 5, 2020

To comply with the Ohio Extended School Closure, we have revised our Summer Learning to be 100% virtual. Learn more ...

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Senior Showcase on Facebook

Posted on: May 4, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2020! We are so proud of all of your hard work. We are disappointed that you will not get to experience the typical end of the year festivities and events. Nothing will replace those in-person celebrations, but one small way

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Senior Awards Video Program and the Summa Cum Laude Presentation

Posted on: May 4, 2020

We are proud to share with our community the Senior Awards Video Program and the Summa Cum Laude Presentation! Typically these two presentations are made in person. Sadly, that couldn't happen this year, but we still wanted to recognize these wonderful

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eagle e-news april 2020

Check out our Latest Newsletter

Posted on: April 30, 2020

Check out the latest edition of our district newsletter, Eagle E-News.

This month's newsletter includes:

  • a message from Superintendent Nancy House with important updates including information about plans to salute the class of 2020;
  • a link to a survey the Board of Education is conducting to gather feedback from parents and residents regarding their thoughts on the search for a new Superintendent;
  • a story about what distance learning has looked like for our students; and
  • Milford Eagle images you can download for your student to color.
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Day of Hope 2020

Day of Hope April 29

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Prior to schools being closed, Milford High School's Hope Squad was planning to spread awareness about mental health by celebrating a Day of Hope planned for today, April 29. They were planning to hand out literature and information to local businesses in

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Superintendent Search: Please Complete Our Survey

Posted on: April 29, 2020

The Milford Schools Board of Education has contracted with the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) to assist with the search for a Superintendent who will take over for Superintendent Nancy House upon her retirement later this summer. In an effort to make

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Fourth graders hold videoconference Q&A with Milford Mayor, Police & Fire Chief

Posted on: April 28, 2020

Teachers Kelly Robbe and Holly Zimmerman organized a neat project to teach about local government - a group of students from Boyd E. Smith and Pattison Elementary Schools participated in a virtual Q&A session with local leaders. Students submitted questions ahead of time and their pre-recorded video was played during a live videoconference.

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MHS Students Sing for Children's Hospital Video

Posted on: April 20, 2020

PROUD MILFORD MOMENT! This is AWESOME - check it out! Milford High School was set to perform “High School Musical Junior” as their spring play, but the COVID-19 shut down canceled the show. Cincinnati Children's Medical Center reached out and

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Schools Closed for Rest of School Year

Posted on: April 20, 2020

Ohio Governor DeWine announced the closure of all schools through the end of the school year. Remote learning will continue. The last day of remote learning for preschool through 11th grade students will be May 28. We know the Governor’s order to close schools for an even longer period of time presents a challenge for our families. Although our buildings will remain closed, learning will continue. Our teachers will continue to communicate with students. Superintendent Nancy House expresses her sincere appreciation to all of our Milford families and all of our teachers and staff for their diligent, hard work since we initially closed our school buildings last month. We appreciate everyone's flexibility during this time. 

 

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Info about Graduation: Virtual & Formal Ceremonies planned

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Unfortunately we had to cancel our in-person commencement ceremony for Milford High School's Class of 2020 that was scheduled for May 23 at the Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University. Cintas Center is closed through July 31. While not ideal, and

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Your teachers miss you, Milford Eagles!

Posted on: April 16, 2020

We're back from Spring Break and this is week four of distance learning for our Milford Eagles. Your teachers miss you so much. Head over to our Facebook page to watch a special video. WINGS UP!

 

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Virtual Board of Education Meeting April 16 @ 7:00 p.m.

Posted on: April 15, 2020

Tomorrow evening the Board of Education will meet for their regularly scheduled April meeting. They'll meet virtually at 7:00 p.m. The meeting may be viewed live the following ways: ICRC-TV's direct stream link - or - ICRC-TV's Milford Schools' page - or - on TV on Spectrum Cable Channel 15 and on Cincinnati Bell Fioptics Channel 845.

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Welcome back, Eagles!

Posted on: April 14, 2020

WELCOME BACK EAGLES! Today, April 14, students return from spring break to at-home learning. This is week four of distance learning.

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Video Message from Superintendent Nancy House and Board President Chris Hamm

Posted on: April 10, 2020

In this video, Superintendent Nancy House and Board of Education President Chris Hamm share a message for our Milford Schools community: even though our school buildings are closed, we are here for our Eagle families. Our teachers miss their students. We

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Spring Break April 6 - 13

Posted on: April 6, 2020

It's Spring Break week! This is a great time for students to relax, not worry about school work, and hopefully, get outside to play. Students will return from Spring Break to at-home learning on Tuesday, April 14. Teachers are unavailable this

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Virtual Coloring Contest

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Art soothes the soul. Now is a good time to do something fun and stress free. Let's do a virtual coloring contest! We created these Milford Eagles coloring pages for our students*! You can print one - or all - use crayons, markers or paint to color them,

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Schools Closed until May 1

Posted on: March 30, 2020

This email was sent to all district parents and guardians March 30, when Ohio Gov. DeWine announced that all Ohio schools will remain closed until May 1:  Dear Parents and Guardians, I want to commend all of our Milford families and all of our students

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Your Teachers Miss You!

Posted on: March 25, 2020

Your teachers miss you, Milford students! They're sending you a smile! Teachers have been working from their homes to make sure you have everything you need to be successful while you are at home learning. Check out our Facebook gallery

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New INFO HUB on website

Posted on: March 24, 2020

Our new INFO HUB is the place where you can find information during this extended school closure. Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions, at-home learning resources, and more.Don't hesitate to reach out to directly either, we're here to

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Mental Health Services Will Continue During School Closure

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Although school buildings are currently closed, we still value the mental and emotional well-being of our students. We recognize the burden an increasing number of closures, restrictions, and perceived scarcity of resources places upon families and

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News Update: March 17, 2020

Posted on: March 17, 2020

This is the latest update sent to parents and guardians from Superintendent Nancy House on Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Dear parents and guardians, Each day seems to bring updates and new closures or cancellations as this unprecedented event in our nation

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Meals Available for Students

Posted on: March 16, 2020

We will provide meals to students who need them through April 3. Families will pick up meals at Mulberry Elementary. To order a meal, families are asked to call by 10 a.m. the day they plan to pick it up. Families will be assigned a pick up time. Pick

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Extended School Closure Information

Posted on: March 13, 2020

The following information was sent to district parents Friday, March 13:  Dear parents and guardians, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced yesterday afternoon that all school districts across the state will close for an extended period of time to stop

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Schools Closed Beginning Monday, March 16

Posted on: March 12, 2020

LATEST UPDATED INFORMATION: Based on Governor Mike DeWine’s order this afternoon that all Ohio schools close for three weeks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Milford Exempted Village School District will close Monday, March 16 for three

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Important information about coronavirus

Posted on: March 10, 2020

UPDATED This letter was emailed to all parents and guardians March 11, 2020: Dear Parents and Guardians, This morning we were made aware that a parent of students who attend Pattison Elementary and Milford High School works in the medical field and came

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Drumline & Winter Guard Performances

Posted on: March 10, 2020

With the cancellation of school and large events, Milford High School's Drumline and Winter Guard had their season cut short this year. They were working hard to get ready to compete at the WGI World Championships for Color Guard, Percussion, and

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State of the School District Address March 18

Posted on: March 5, 2020

Superintendent Nancy House will deliver a "State of the School District" address Wednesday, March 18, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Charles L. Seipelt Elementary School. The event is open to the community.  Mrs. House will present an overview of our

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Seipelt 6th Grader wins Art Contest

Posted on: March 4, 2020

PROUD MILFORD MOMENT! Each year, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission hosts an art, writing, and multimedia contest to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students across Ohio were tasked with demonstrating ways they can stand up for equality. Out of

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Let's Stay Healthy, Eagles!

Posted on: March 2, 2020

We are closely monitoring reports from health officials concerning coronavirus and we're making the necessary preparations in case the virus becomes more prevalent in our community. There have have been NO indications of a coronavirus outbreak in our area,

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Superintendent House Announces Retirement

Posted on: February 21, 2020

Nancy House, Superintendent, has announced her retirement. She will retire on July 31, 2020 after serving as superintendent for five years. Mrs. House has worked in Milford for 27 years and is retiring after a total of 38 years in education.

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Cheerleaders win at Nationals

Posted on: February 11, 2020

PROUD MILFORD MOMENT! Our Milford High School varsity competition cheerleading squad won its second-straight national championships this past weekend in Florida at the UCA Nationals! They won the Gameday Division and finished third overall in the

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Eco-Eagles Plastic Free Challenge

Eco-Eagles Aim to be Plastic Free

Posted on: February 5, 2020

Milford Junior High's Eco-Eagles have started a campaign to rid the world of plastic. The team wants to raise awareness of how plastic is impacting our waterways. Their Plastic Free Challenge encourages individuals to do their part to eliminate plastic from

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Milford JHS Percussion Ensemble Performs at OMEA Conference

Ensembles Perform at OMEA Conference

Posted on: February 5, 2020

On February 1, 2020 the High School Wind Ensemble and Junior High Percussion Ensemble performed at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Professional Development Conference - this is a huge honor. From around the state 135 student ensembles

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Celebrating the 100th Day of School

Posted on: January 31, 2020

Check out these old geezers! To celebrate today being the 100th day of school, elementary students across the district dressed up like 100-year-olds! They shuffled into school this morning dressed in their PJs, some still wearing curlers in their hair, using

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Eagle E-News January 2020

Read Our Latest Newsletter

Posted on: January 31, 2020

Click here to read our latest monthly newsletter, the Eagle e-News!

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Preschool Registration Nights Feb. 5 & 13

Posted on: January 28, 2020

Milford Preschool is hosting two Registration Nights - February 5 and February 13 - from 4 to 7 p.m. To register your child, bring the completed registration packet found on our website, the necessary documentation, and the registration fee with you the

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Student Lunch Debt & Community Resources

Posted on: January 23, 2020

For various reasons a student's lunch money account may fall into the negative. When that happens we privately communicate with the student's parent to let them know. We applaud the recent efforts of our community to contribute toward paying off student lunch

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Two New Board Members Sworn In

Posted on: January 10, 2020

At the organization meeting January 9, Emily Chesnut and Dave Meranda were sworn in to serve as new members of the Milford Board of Education. More information about the Board is available here.

 

 

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Superintendent Bids Farewell

Posted on: July 29, 2020

The Loveland Beacon featured a story about retiring Superintendent Nancy House - read the article here.

 

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No School Feb. 14 & 17

Posted on: February 13, 2020

There is no school for students Friday, February 14, 2020 due to a staff in-service day. The District Administration Office will be open on Friday. All schools and buildings will be closed on Monday, February 17 for President's Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

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