Scholarship Dollars2011 2012 Offered to Milford students Offered to Milford students $7,083,070 $9,718,043 Scholarship dollars received Scholarship dollars received by Milford students by Milford students $2,794,840 $4,031,387 Students receiving State of Students receiving State of Ohio honors diplomas Ohio honors diplomas 48 68
StudentsReceivingAcademicSupportgrades 9-12Additional academicsupport in math/reading11.5%
Test Results ACT SAT-2011 2011 2012 Milford 1094Milford 23.4 23.4 State 1084State 21.8 21.8 AverageAverage National 1011National 21.1 21.1 AverageAverageNote: 270 students took the ACT in2011 and 330 in 2012
Curricular Highlightsgrades 7-12AP program -MHS We will be offering 18 Advanced Placement courses at Milford High School during the 2012-2013 school year, with the addition of AP World History and AP Spanish. The number of students taking at least one AP course has grown from 168 (2009-2010) to 483 (2011-2012). Milford Junior High School offers four high school credit courses for our junior high students, including Chinese 1, Math 1, French 1, and Spanish 1.
Curricular Highlightsgrades 7-12Math XL for School/Digits Provided students and teachers with immediate feedback regarding progress. Teachers are able to quickly gather data and make decisions regarding instruction. This new curriculum enabled teachers to differentiate instruction.
Curricular Highlightsgrades 7-12Schoology A learning management system that allows for an electronic extension of the classroom. The use of Learning Management Systems across the buildings will provide students with tools similar to what they will use in college. This tool will assist in creating flipped classrooms for the 12-13 school year.
• Teachers utilized PBL (Problem Based Leaning) units in grades 7-9. • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in grades 8-12 and enabled students to take 21 century learning to a new level. • BYOD will be expanded toCurricular Highlights grade 7 for the 2012-2013 school year.grades 7-12 • Teachers used student response cards to quicklyLearning and gather information from students allowing them toInnovation Skills for immediately re-teach and differentiate instruction.the 21st Century
Curricular Highlights • In an effort to continuegrades 7-12 improving the transition to the junior high and high school, committees were formed to research and plan for future improvements. • A plan for improvement has been developed and set to be implemented next year. • This plan will focus on the continued improvement of school culture, diversity, and respect for others.
Extracurricular Activitiesgrades 9-12 Students participating in extracurricular activities 50.0% Student hours devoted to community service 13,864 Total dollars contributed to community $15,550 Organizations benefited by Milford High School fundraising include: Free-Store Food Bank Wrapping Together (DECA‟s Giving Tree) Milford-Miami Ministries (The Mary Miller Fund) Miami Township – Bench for the “Spirit of ‟76” Memorial at Miami Meadows Park
Milford High School The band program continues with its tradition of excellence. Twenty-nine students were chosen for the District 14 Honor Band, which represents the highest number of students of any district. All of the bands won awards at their competitions during the year. The Marching Band was recognized as a Bands of America Regional Finalist and National Semi-Finalist. The Symphonic Band received a Superior Rating at the OMEA District Festival. The Concert Band received a Superior Rating at the District Concert Festival.
Milford High School The 2011 Droflim, Milford High School‟s yearbook, received the highest award, “All American” from the NSPA, and was also awarded the gold medalist rating from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
Milford High SchoolMHS athletes 15 members of this year‟s senior class have committed to colleges to continue their academic and athletic careers. 129 student athletes were recognized as FAVC Student Athletes. All had a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher during their season. 89 All FAVC awards were captured by MHS athletes, including the FAVC East Performer of the Year in Girls‟ Basketball, Girls‟ Cross Country, Girls‟ Soccer, and Girls‟ Volleyball. 5 Members of the Boys‟ Varsity Swim Team competed in the State Swim Meet. Girls‟ Soccer and Boys‟ Baseball were FAVC Champions. Coach Pat Winkler and Coach Tom Kilgore were recognized as Coaches of the Year.
Milford High SchoolVisual Arts Five students were awarded Honorable Mentions in the Scholastics Art competition. Eight students were awarded Silver Key Awards in the Scholastics Art competition. Eight students were awarded Gold Key Awards in the Scholastics Art competition. One student was awarded the American Visions Award in the Scholastics Art competition. One student was awarded the Gold Key and National Silver Medal for his photography portfolio. One student was a finalist in the Cincinnati Overture Awards. One student had a photograph published in the national literary magazine “Teen Ink.” One student won first place in the Montgomery Photography Show.
Milford High SchoolMarketing Program 42 students competed at the 2012 DECA District Competition. 62% went on to the state competition. 26 students competed at the 2012 DECA Career Development Conference, with 58 % earning Top 10 recognition. 35% went on to the 2012 DECA International Career Development Conference. 11 students competed in Salt Lake City, Utah at the 2012 DECA International Career Development Conference. 83% of the seniors who took the Marketing CLEP Exam earned college credit.
Ninth Grade Community Asevidenced by the statistical data compiled, the Ninth Grade Community continues to have a positive impact on student learning and achievement. Once again, during the 2011-12 school year nearly 90% of ninth grade students earned credit in all of their classes.
Ninth Grade Community Teaming approach allows for ninth grade students to have a study hall with their team of teachers during each week Study hall provides an opportunity for students to get extra assistance and for teachers to design specific interventions for individual students. The Ninth Grade Community continues to address 21st century skills with the addition of laptop carts and a computer lab.
Milford Junior High School Students participating in extracurricular activities 74.0% Student hours devoted to community service 1,040 Total dollars contributed to community $10,000 Organizations benefited by Junior High School fundraising include: InterParish Ministry Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Relay for Life Josh Cares American Cancer Society Miami Township – Bench for the “Spirit of „76” Memorial at Miami Meadows Park
Milford Junior High SchoolVocal Music 26 MJHS students were selected to participate in the Ohio Music Educators Association District 14 Junior Honor Choir. In April, MJHS Triple Trio and BariTenors, and two soloists performed at the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Competition at Madeira Middle School, all receiving Superior or Excellent ratings.
Milford Junior High SchoolAthletics 8th Grade Boys Basketball FAVC League Champs 8th Grade Girls Basketball FAVC League Champs James Murphy, Wrestler, won FAVC in his weight class AJ Erdaty, Cross Country, won second in FAVC Alexis Foster, Discus and Shot Put League Championship Cheerleading Jam Fest 2012 Champions
Milford Junior High SchoolAcademics 2011 2012OAA ReadingGrade 7 87.9% 89.95%Grade 8 91.3% 93.4%OAA MathGrade 7 88.5% 87.8%Grade 8 86.0% 93.76%Receiving 13%academic supportStudents in honorsLanguage 42% 42%Accelerated Math 69% 79%
Elementary Studentsgrades K-6A variety of After School Activities for elementary students are offered ateach elementary school sponsored by our PTA or PTO or communityorganizations. Taekwondo Spanish Dance Young Rembrandts Girl Scouts Boy Scouts Girls on the Run Mad Science Newspaper Talent Show Carnivals Family Nights Science Night Fine Arts Night
Elementary Studentsgrades K-6Enrichment activities offered during the day by theschools often in conjunction with PTA/PTO. These include the following: Children‟s Theater Crystal Clear Science Cincinnati Arts Music Schoolhouse Symphony Zoo Outreach COSI on Wheels Dance Troupes Museum Center Programs
Elementary Studentsgrades K-6A range of sports activities are offered by the communityorganizations. Milford Basketball Association (MBA) MAST group offers club swimming programs for age 6 – high school and uses Milford High School‟s pool. Boys and girls scout programs are offered, and many troops meet in our schools. The Milford community supports baseball and softball teams, and soccer, both club and community teams.
Elementary Studentsgrades K-6Our elementary students have contributed to a wide variety of worthycauses that include: Miami Township – Benches for “Spirit of „76” Memorial at Miami Meadows Park Milford Miami Ministry Troop Box Ministry American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart Relay for Life We Support Connor Natalie Fossier Memorial Veterans‟ Programs Faces Without Places
Elementary ReadingAssessmentsKindergarten Readiness Fountas and Pinell ReadingAssessment (KRA-L) Levels February 2012*Milford 21.5 Kindergarten 28.8%Clermont 20.4 Grade 1 74.5%County Grade 2 80.3%State of Ohio 20.1 Grade 3 83.8% *The percent of students who are reading at grade level at that point in the year.
InterventionStudents receiving additional academic 20.1%support in math/reading – Tier IIStudents receiving intensive academic 8.2%support in math/reading – Tier IIIStudent population identified as gifted in at 31.0%least one area in grades 2-6.
Academic Programgrades K-6Balanced literacy program in grades K – 6. Guided reading groups allow students to receive small group instruction with the teacher on their individual reading level. Writers‟ Workshop-intense and individualized instruction and conferencing that gives students at all levels the skills to develop as a writer.
Academic Programgrades K-6Math Investigations program at K – 5, andthe DIGITS program at grade 6. Both math programs help students develop deep understanding of number sense and math concepts through hands- on, interactive lessons. Sixth grade students have access to an online math portal for homework.
Academic Programsgrades K-6 Our science lessons provide experiences for students to use an inquiry approach to learn and to problem solve. Our social studies lessons are interactive and aligned to Ohio‟s revised social studies standards. Art, music, and physical education classes are scheduled weekly with instructors who are certified in their respective areas. Libraries are kept up-to-date and all students visit them at least weekly. Computer labs and technology are used in every classroom. Musical instrument instruction for the band begins in sixth grade with teachers from the high school offering this small group instruction before school.
Support from ParentOrganizationsMilford parent organizations support our schools withdedicated volunteers and financial donations to enhanceour educational and extracurricular programs. MHS* Athletic MJHS Elementary Boosters Volunteer 5,200 5,000 200 16,032 Hours Financial $45,000 $192,000 $21,350 $190,056 Donations Please note: The number of volunteer hours and donations can be difficult to quantify and the above numbers are estimates. *MHS includes PTSA/Academic Boosters, After Prom, and Band Boosters.
Community Support Milford has had a long history of support from local business and community members. Business partnerships are coordinated with the Milford/Miami Township Chamber. Local businesses volunteer for special projects and contribute to fund raising efforts at each of our local schools. Milford has received numerous grants from foundations and the State of Ohio. Highlights of the grants given in 2011 and 2012: 3M Company-$32,000 for math and science initiatives Milford Schools Foundation-$60,000 in teacher and staff mini-grants
For More Information Ask questions via Eagle Talk on the district homepage. www.milfordschools.org Facebook @Milford_Schools Twitter @Milford_Schools Attend Listening Sessions September 13, 2012 -MHS @ 7 p.m. October 9, 2012-McCormick @ 7 p.m.