Welcome to the NGC

Summer 2021

Welcome Class of 2025!

Welcome to the NGC! We are excited to welcome you to the Ninth Grade Community at Milford High School! We have an outstanding staff who will welcome you to the Ninth Grade Community in the fall! The office staff of the Ninth Grade Community includes:

Stacy Smith- Associate Principal Ninth Grade Community smith_stacy@milfordschools.org

Kaitlyn Richter- Counselor Ninth Grade Community richter_k@milfordschools.org

Jeff Zidron- Student Support Advisor zidron_j@milfordschools.org

Paula Harvey-Administrative Assistant harvey_p@milfordschools.org

Ninth Grade Community Office Staff: Mrs. Smith, Miss Richter, Mrs. Harvey, Mr. Zidron
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Where to find information...

The NGC office will send a newsletter to parent and student email accounts each Friday during the school year. You can check the NGC Webpage and NGC Updates slide presentation for up to date information throughout the year!

2021-2022 Back to School Dates

August 9 and 10 Schedule Pick up and Pictures Taken

August 9: 9:00-3:00

August 10: 12:00-5:00

  • Pick up your schedule
  • Walk your schedule
  • Tour the building,
  • Take your ID picture
  • Pay fees

August 16 6:00-8:00 MHS Open House

August 18 First Day of School

2021-2022 School Calendar

School Supply List

Click this link to access the school supply list for the core courses in the NGC!

School Supply List

Milford Summer Reading

ALL students in 9-12 will read the #MilfordReads 2021 selection, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. See information on the book, reviews, and Amazon ordering information here.

Annotate accordingly and take notes. Be prepared to participate in class and school-wide discussions, assignments, and assessments. Follow our summer reading Twitter (@MilfordReads) and Instagram (@MilfordReads) accounts for updates about activities and events related to Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore!

Students enrolled in Honors English 9, Honors English 10, AP English Literature and AP English Language at Milford High School have additional summer reading requirements. Use the links on the above and under the "More" tab to navigate to the pages with those requirements.

There are no summer reading requirements for English electives.

More information can be found on the Milford Summer Reads Website

Important Tools to Support your Student

To best support and monitor your child's Ninth Grade year, parents/guardians should have two important accounts, ProgressBook is the tool to monitor grades for your child and Schoology is the tool to monitor day to day announcements, assignments, calendar of due dates, etc. Many students have already reached a level of independence to complete school work by the time they reach high school, whereas others still need your support to be successful. The goal is to balance your support, your child's work ethic, and the NGC staff support to help your child have a successful freshman year! You will receive parent access codes to these two important tools as we get closer to school beginning!

Technology Support/Chromebook Information

Students will be bring their Chromebook with them from the junior high, so take good care of your device over summer break! All Chromebooks purchased through the school came with a 3 year warranty to last grades 7-9, then at the end of next year, you can purchase a new device to last you your last 3 years of high school! There will not be Chromebook repairs over the summer, but we will begin repairs again in the fall. If you have been bringing your own device and you would like to order a new one, email Dr. Dunn.

If you need any tech support with your device, WIFI needs, Milford student accounts, etc. Please contact Dr. Dunn at dunn_r@milfordschools.org.

Final Forms

Milford School District has partnered with FinalForms, to enable parents/guardians to complete their child’s forms online. Click here to update your child's information if anything has changed from last year! This is the tool you use to keep all family and student information up to date throughout the school year.

FinalForms Link

Pay Schools

Use Pay Schools to pay for lunches, school fees, sport participation fees, and more!

Click on this link to learn how to sign up and get started!


Health Services

We encourage you to have these forms filled out over the summer prior to the beginning of next school year. If you wish to drop off medication and permission forms for next school year, the clinic will be open beginning August 9th , 2021 daily from 8am-2pm.

Patty Price BSN, RN, LSN

District Nurse



Stefanie Flynn BSN, RN

Health Aide



Athletics and Activities

For information about athletics and activities, please access these sites to find information and contacts.

Fall Sports Pre Participation Information

Milford High School Athletic website

Milford High School Activities website

Student Council

Student Council Projects Include:

  • Homecoming Parade

  • Homecoming Dance

  • Pep Rallies

  • Spirit Weeks

  • Inclusion Week

  • Embrace the Differences Dance

  • Teacher Appreciation

  • Fundraisers and Service Events

  • Prom

  • Any other ideas you have!

All of student council meets the 1st Tuesday of each month before (7:10-7:40pm) and after school (2:35-3:05pm). Committee meetings are also held throughout the year.

Membership Requirements:

  1. Complete the application form.

  2. Attend monthly general meetings. You may attend either the morning or afternoon meeting.

  3. Serve on 2 committees per semester (meets outside of general meetings)

  4. Maintain academically eligible and serve as a positive role model within the school

Please note, there is no election requirement to serve as a student council member. Student Council members are eligible to run to be class officers, committee chairs, and executive board members. No matter who you are, there is a place for you in student council.

If interested in applying to Milford Student Council please fill out this google form today to indicate your interest and we will contact you with more information.


District News

Click these links to access the district website and the calendar page with dates for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Summer Meals/Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services are offering meal distribution through June at this time. Parents need to call and sign up. 576-4160

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 are eligible for free breakfast and lunch through June 2022. This means that all Milford students in grades Preschool through 12 will not be charged for meals they purchase at school for the remainder of this school year and for the 2021-2022 school year.

Check the Nutrition Services page for more information about pre-paying for lunch through Pay Schools.

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Ninth Grade Community

Stacy Smith- Associate Principal Ninth Grade Community smith_stacy@milfordschools.org

Kaitlyn Richter- Counselor Ninth Grade Community richter_k@milfordschools.org

Jeff Zidron- Student Support Advisor zidron_j@milfordschools.org

Paula Harvey-Administrative Assistant harvey_p@milfordschools.org