Loveland City Schools Newsletter
March 5, 2022
Loveland Tiger Community,
I’ve had a great time these past few weeks as the Loveland Superintendent. Our #beLOVEland spirit of taking care of kids and community has been on full display. From a cool speed mentoring event for our Loveland High School seniors to unveiling the Superintendent’s Art Gallery in Central Office (more about that below) - we did some great things to take care of our students.
Our students took care of the community too. Our Loveland Spirit Club and Tigers Inc. student groups in conjunction with Jarvis Global Investments worked together on a "3's for Life" canned food drive for LIFE Food Pantry during the basketball season. At every boy's and girl's home varsity basketball game, when a 3-pointer was made, Mr. Jarvis generously donated 12 cans. Loveland Spirit Club and Tigers Inc. also had events and incentives for the Loveland Community to bring in canned goods. Between the 3-pointers the girls and boys athletes made and contributions from the Loveland community, over 2,200 were donated to LIFE Food Pantry this past Wednesday.
Another example of how our community helps our students? Our Loveland Education Foundation delivered the great news to our staff members who were selected to receive grants through donations by our community members. Wednesday I visited each of our buildings with our Loveland Schools Foundation as they awarded mini-grants of up to $400 to some of our staff members. It was great to hear about the new resources and programs they’ll be able to make happen for our students, thanks to a little generosity from the Foundation.
When we come back from Spring Break in a few weeks, we’re planning to welcome volunteers back into our buildings. We can’t wait to welcome parents, grandparents, and community members back into our buildings. Reach out to one of our building principals to get involved.
Loveland City Schools
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LHS Students Get Speed Mentoring Experience
Loveland High School seniors engaged in real-world learning when they participated in the Speed Mentoring event on Tuesday, March 1. Speed Mentoring, an event which is hosted by the Clermont County Chamber’s Workforce Readiness Initiative, is modeled after “speed dating” and involves students rotating from table to table every 7-8 minutes to meet and learn from various professionals. The students have the opportunity to hear about different careers, including how each professional got from school into their current position. There were a lot of great questions asked about education, training, and experience that may be needed to obtain a job in a similar field. Throughout the mentoring event, students may have engaged in these conversations with up to 50 different professionals. Loveland City School District appreciates the partnership with the Clermont County Chamber and the various businesses that were represented at this event.
Loveland Student Coca-Cola Scholar Finalist
Evan Osgood of Loveland High School is a regional finalist to become a Coca-Cola Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has awarded more than $75 million in scholarships to high school students. Evan is one of 251 regional finalists who will be interviewed by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. 150 students will be named as Coca-Cola Scholars, participate in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute, and be awarded $20,000 scholarships. Great work, Evan!
Unveiling the Superintendent’s Art Gallery
Our Loveland Intermediate School art students have a new opportunity to show off their creativity, with the unveiling of the Superintendent’s Art Gallery! The area outside Superintendent Mike Broadwater’s office is now decorated with tiger portraits created by our art students. The students were surprised with the unveiling of their artwork during their Tiger Time on Thursday morning and their parents were all sent photos of the young artists and their artwork. It’s a great reminder to visitors to the Central Office that students are at the heart of what we do every day.
Congratulations to Norah Ebacher, Billi Lake, Esabel Martin, Dylan Shrewsberry, Sela Simmons, Jake Thompson, Cash Redmond, and Aisha Jaafar for having their work displayed in the Superintendent’s Art Gallery!
Strategic Vision Design Team Announced
More than 130 parents, students, staff members, and community members have volunteered to meet over the next few months to have constructive, student-focused conversations and craft a Strategic Vision for Loveland City School District. The goal is to create a shared vision for the future of our Loveland students, along with an action plan to help carry out that vision.
We think it is important to include as many people as possible, and we are happy to announce that everyone who volunteered to be part of the team has been selected.
Mark your calendar for May 16, 2022, when we will hold another community input session at 6:00 pm in the LIS/LMS cafeteria to discuss a draft of our Strategic Vision document and get feedback from our community.
Thank you to the Strategic Vision Design Team Members for volunteering your time to help our Loveland students. You can view the list of Strategic Vision Design Team members at www.lovelandschools.org/vision
Craig Murnan Named Educator of the Year
Loveland High School business teacher Craig Murnan was honored as Educator of the Year by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards salute the best of the region’s outstanding businesses and individuals.
Mr. Murnan leads our innovative Tigers Inc. business program, which gets our students real-world leadership experience as they lead projects and partner with local businesses and government. Thank you to Mr. Murnan for all you do for our students.
Loveland Students Show off Poetry Skills
Congratulations to our Loveland City Schools students who were winners in the Valentine Lady Poetry contest! Roman Lyke, Brody Baker, Amalie Lyke, and Harper Brown were all honored during the Valentine Lady Breakfast at the Oasis on Friday, February 11, 2022, and recited their poems for the attendees. Loveland High School alum Lexi Duff won in the adult category. The Valentine Ladies are a great tradition of spreading the love in Loveland for more than 40 years. Thank you for honoring our students!
Loveland Seniors Named National Merit Finalists
Congratulations to Loveland High School Seniors Jeremy Case, Alexander Harlow, and Nicole Pedicini for being named National Merit Scholarship Finalists! They are among about 15,000 students across the country to receive this honor and are waiting to learn if they will become one of the 7,500 National Merit Scholarship recipients. Way to go!
Encourage Young Readers with the Imagination Library!
Ohio is partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to give early childhood literacy a boost. Reading aloud to children and giving them access to books is the best way to ensure they are prepared to enter kindergarten. The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library mails young children one book each month until their 5th birthday. The program is available to all children in Ohio from birth to age 5 at no cost to their families. Parents and caregivers can enroll their children at OhioImaginationLibrary.org. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was inspired by her father’s inability to read and write. What started in 1995 as a program for children within her home county now spans 5 countries and gifts over 1 million free books each month to children around the world.
LHS Students Raising Money to Fight Cancer
Loveland High School students are raising money to fight blood cancer as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year campaign. Team CoUREage 3.0 has set a goal of raising $50,000 during a 7 week period. They are hosting the Light Up Loveland Walk on Saturday, March 19, 2022, beginning at 7 pm. The one-mile walk will take place along the bike trail and they will be selling t-shirts and light-up bracelets at the event. The Light Up Loveland Walk is being held in honor of Grant Wolf, a Loveland student who died from brain cancer, along with everyone else in our community affected by cancer.
Buy a t-shirt and prepare for the Light Up Loveland Walk by following this link.
Plant a Tree, Help LHS Environmental Club
The Loveland High School Environmental Club wants your help planting trees. Our students have partnered with a group called Tree-Plenish, whose mission is to encourage sustainability by offsetting paper use by planting trees. The LHS Environmental Club’s goal is to plant 200 trees during an event on April 20, 2022. You can help by ordering a tree for $5 through their event website at this link before March 20. Trees can be picked up at school or delivered to your home. Thank you for supporting the Loveland High School Environmental Club!
Loveland Show Choirs Compete in Olentangy’s Keynote Classic
Our Loveland Show Choirs had a great month in February. We want to call out one special event - the Olentangy’s Keynote Classic. By Request are the Grand Champions, and won Best Vocals and Best Choreography. George Jewell was awarded Best Performer and Kaitlin Tallman was awarded Best Female Vocalist. Allure won 1st Runner Up and Best Show Concept. Haley Zuch was awarded Best Performer. Revolution came in 3rd. Congratulations to all our Show Choir groups and performers!
Attend Loveland School Events
There are a variety of events listed on our website, www.lovelandschools.org or on our athletics website, www.lovelandtigers.org. Here are a few highlights from our music department if you’d like to join us for a performance!
Loveland Music Department Dates
March 11 - Jazz Band Jive LHS High School Jazz Band Dinner and Concert
March 14 & 16 - 5th Grade Music Performance and Open House
March 25 - LHS Percussion Showcase
Learn More about the District in Our Quality Profile
Loveland City Schools recently released our 2022 Quality Profile, which is a great chance for you to get caught up on some of the accomplishments of our students and the programs offered across our buildings. It includes information about our academic programs, highlights from our sports and arts programs. Follow this link and flip through it to learn more about Loveland City Schools!