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Chisom Eze's Achievement in Cincinnati Youth Poetry Slam The Mt. Healthy School District is happy to announce the outstanding achievement of Chisom Eze, a senior at Mt. Healthy High School, who emerged as one of the 15 finalists in the Cincinnati Youth Poetry Slam. The highly competitive contest took place at Artsville on Friday, April 5, 2024. Chisom, affectionately known as "ChiChi," showcased exceptional talent and passion for poetry as she competed against teams from Walnut Hills, Clark Montessori, and the School for the Performing Arts. Her remarkable performance not only captivated the audience but also earned her recognition as a finalist in this celebrated event. We are incredibly proud of Chichi's accomplishments and her representation of Mt. Healthy High School at the Cincinnati Youth Poetry Slam, her creativity and eloquence exemplify her hard work and talent. ChiChi's success reflects the caliber of our students at Mt. Healthy. The Cincinnati Youth Poetry Slam is a platform that celebrates young poets and their ability to express themselves through the art of spoken word. Participants from various schools across the region showcase their skills and perspectives on diverse themes, contributing to the vibrant cultural scene of Cincinnati. Chisom Eze's achievement highlights the excellence and artistic prowess thriving within Mt. Healthy High School's student body. As she continues to excel and inspire others with her creativity, the school district looks forward to supporting her journey and nurturing the next generation of talented individuals.
Join Us for the 3rd Annual Pigs, Pizza, & Poetry Event! We are excited to announce the upcoming 3rd Annual Pigs, Pizza, & Poetry event at Tikkun Farm, and we invite you to join us for this fun-filled evening! Date: May 1st Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Tikkun Farm, 7941 Elizabeth St., Mt. Healthy, OH This event has become a beloved tradition for our families, offering a blend of poetry, delicious pizza, and farm experiences. It's a fantastic opportunity for our students to immerse themselves in the world of poetry while enjoying the beauty of Tikkun Farm. Highlights of the evening include: Poetry performances by junior high and high school students, along with select sixth graders. Engaging literacy activities for families to enjoy together. Free poetry books for students to take home. The Poetry Challenge: Students can choose to memorize a poem from our list and recite it for a judge during the event. Successful participants will have their names entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of two $25 Walmart gift cards. We have attached flyers for your convenience. To RSVP or for more information, please contact CLSD Grant Manager Jennifer Danner at 513-619-8427 or via email at jdanner@mthcs.org. We look forward to celebrating poetry, community, and the joys of spring with you at Pigs, Pizza, & Poetry!
Starting May 1st, Mt. Healthy School District will be implementing Open Enrollment, which means that students from other districts will now have the opportunity to enroll in our schools. We understand that you may have questions about this transition, including how to enroll students from other districts.We are actively working on gathering all the necessary information and will provide detailed instructions on the enrollment process soon. We are excited about the opportunities that Open Enrollment will bring to our district and look forward to welcoming new students and families into our community. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. For more information, follow the link to the ODE open enrollment page: https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-Education-Options/Open-Enrollment
Mt. Healthy Junior High Promotes Active Learning Through Outdoor Activities Check out this recent initiative aimed at fostering active learning among students! Mt. Healthy teachers Ms. Lakes, Ms. Nielsen, and Ms. Vondohre, took their classes outdoors for a unique learning experience. During this outdoor session, students reviewed key English Language Arts (ELA) concepts and vocabulary while engaging in a fun activity. They were given a question, navigated through obstacles, wrote their answers on the sidewalk, and raced back to their teams. This approach encouraged teamwork and reinforced ELA concepts in an interactive way. We believe in making learning engaging for our students and this outdoor activity was a great way for students to work together and review key concepts. The event received positive feedback from both students and staff, highlighting the effectiveness of interactive learning methods. Thank you to Ms. Lakes, Ms. Nielsen, and Ms. Vondohre for their innovative approach to education, promoting active participation and a positive learning environment.
Elizabeth Nickell and Tyler Alsip took the initiative to develop a test preparation curriculum for high school teachers to use with their students during their study skills class. This curriculum familiarizes students with the accessibility features of assessments and incorporates state test study materials. Ms. Nickell sought out an innovative reward for students: Rocket Notebooks, which would serve as both a reward and an educational tool. Rocket Notebooks are cloud-connected smart notebooks that can help anyone organize notes and content. When the test prep data was compiled, Ms. Bryant had the most students show growth, with 6 students making progress!   Mrs. Crawford and Mr. Thomas also had students who showed growth from the beginning of the year through the end of the 3rd quarter. Mrs. Nickell reports, “Students have been very positive about the notebooks! They are already being put to use in classes. One of the students had written some things down in his ELA class. Another student, who is quite the artist, was uploading some sketches.” Thank you to Mrs. Nickell and Mr. Alsip for their hard work in putting this together, and to all of our high school teachers who utilized this curriculum to help their students grow as test-takers! Special thanks to Mr. Kinser for finding a funding source for these innovative tools!
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Junior High Career Day
Young Chess Enthusiasts from Mt. Healthy Shine at Proscan Fund Tournament  Mt. Healthy, OH - March 28, 2024 - The Mt. Healthy School District is delighted to share the achievements of its students at the Proscan Fund Queen City Chess Club Tournament hosted at Paycor Stadium. This event not only showcased the talent of our young chess players from Mt. Healthy North and South Elementary schools but also demonstrated the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie among participants.  Students ranging from Grades 1 to 6 participated in the tournament representing Mt. Healthy with pride. The event was a culmination of hard work from students, staff, and families, who devoted extra time and effort to weekly early morning practice sessions and a full day of competition at the Bengal's stadium.  We are thrilled to see our students excel in such a challenging and prestigious tournament. Their love for the game has truly shone through, and we couldn't be prouder. Among the standout performers were Elijah, who secured an impressive 12th place overall among 6th graders, and Rahiem and Walter, who earned trophies for their 9th and 10th place finishes among 1st graders, respectively. Many other students from Mt. Healthy also demonstrated skill, with several placing within the top 20. This achievement is particularly noteworthy as many of these students were competing for the first time.  Thank you to teachers/advisors Jane Haffner and Lauren Forsee for their guidance and support. Their dedication to our students and the chess club has been instrumental in fostering a nurturing environment for learning and growth. The success of Mt. Healthy North Elementary's chess club was especially noteworthy, marking the first year the school participated in any chess competition, let alone the prestigious Queen City Classic regional tournament with a 24-year history.  The tournament involved participants and schools from as far away as Detroit, Louisville, and Cleveland. Every student from Mt. Healthy North or South Elementary won at least one game, showcasing the depth of talent and preparation among our students. Photos captured during the event, provided by teachers and parents, highlight moments of joy, teamwork, and determination among the students.  We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to all the parents, teachers, and staff who supported our students throughout this journey. Their collaborative efforts were essential in making this tournament a success.  South Elementary participants in pictures are: Dean Dibsoul Quanjanae DeAris Kenyon  North Elementary participants: June Elijah  Bruce Parker Ford Yosie La'Vayah Rico Ezra Otis Walter Rahiem
Join Us for Mt. Healthy Family STEM Night on April 25th!
Important Announcement: School Closure for Solar Eclipse on 4/8
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March Financial Meeting
The Food Service Department Serves Up Fun with Hot Dog Stand Check out the Food Service Department’s latest culinary adventure brought to our students. Always striving for the best, our Food Service Department hosted a delightful "Hot Dog Stand" event today, allowing students to craft their own creations. At the Hot Dog Stand, students had the opportunity to personalize their hot dogs with a range of toppings. For those craving a classic cheese coney experience, chili, mustard, onions, and cheese were readily available. Additionally, students had the option of pickles, fries, ketchup, baked beans, and pears to pair with the hot dog. Students eagerly selected their favorite toppings and created unique hot dog masterpieces. Students enjoyed the chance to customize their meals and explore new flavor combinations. We are always looking for ways to engage our students and enhance their dining experience. The Hot Dog Stand provides a fun and interactive way for students to create their lunch while enjoying a delicious meal. Thank you to the Food Service Department for continuing to provide top-quality meals and innovative dining experiences for our students.
Spring Spectacular: Arts, Education & Wellness Fair at Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr High School!  You're cordially invited to our Spring Arts, Education, & Wellness Fair on Saturday, March 23rd, from 12pm to 3pm. Join us at the heart of creativity and community engagement!  Dive into the rhythm and melody as our talented Junior and Senior High School Bands take the stage from 12pm to 1pm, followed by a performance by our Jazz Band and Drumline from 1:15pm to 1:45pm.  Take time to enjoy the melodies of our Elementary, Junior High, and High School Choirs from 2pm to 2:45pm. Immerse yourself in a world of art as you browse the incredible creations of our young artists in the student art exhibit.  This event promises a blend of music, art, and community wellness initiatives that you won't want to miss. Mark your calendars and join us at Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr High School for an afternoon of celebration and inspiration!  We can't wait to see you there!
Poetry Power: Chisom Eze and Adriana Burkhart-Gross Shine at City Slam Semi-Finals
Jr High Band Field Trip to Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Performance
Reminder: Informational Meetings on School Funding Tomorrow!
​FC Cincinnati Inspires Mt. Healthy North Elementary School Students Through Soccer Camp