NGC Weekly Update

September 9, 2022

Another Great Week

NGC Families and Students, thank you for another great week in the NGC! We appreciate all the work of our students (and their families) who are continuing to do their best to learn!


Student Progress Reports

Student grades and progress are available in POWERSCHOOL. You can always check here to see if students are missing any assignments! Keep in mind, if an assignment is missing, it factors into the grade as a ZERO. If you have 1-3 missing assignments, this can lower their grade significantly! Students should always email their teacher if they need to submit or turn in late or missing assignments so they teacher can go back in to grade these items. Checking Powerschool should become part of a routine for all students during Study Hall and/or Flex.


Deliveries to school

We ask that students bring everything they need with them to school each day, however, we also recognize that sometimes students will forget an item at home and a parent may wish to drop that item off at school. When that happens, visitors to campus should bring student items to the Main Office of the high school. Items should be clearly marked with the students name and placed on the designated table located in the Main Office lobby. It is the student's responsibility to pick the items up from the Main Office, as items will not be delivered to classrooms/students during the school day.


Conferences

Conferences are next Thursday (September 15th). Be on the lookout for an e-mail to sign up for times.


ChromeBooks / Laptops

Students should bring their chromebook/laptop/device to school each day fully charged. They should also have headphones with them every day. Loaner chromebooks are always available from the media center on a first come, first serve basis.


Cell Phones / Smart Watches / Wireless Headphones and Earbuds

The students have done a great job using their techonology responsibly. We have decreased the number of students in lunch DT every week since school started (14 this week). The first day of the week tends to be our worst day with compliance. Please remind your students that they should not be on their devices in class. If they have an emergency where they need to contact home, they may write a pass to the NGC office where they can reach out.


This policy has made a huge difference in the classroom. Teachers are reporting that students are using class time wisely and staying on task. Our teachers have also commented that students are using any down time in the classroom to actually TALK to their peers instead of ignoring them while using technology.

Congratulations PBIS Winners and Class Officers

NGC Week 4 PBIS Winners

Abby Gilvary

Kenzie Cramer

George Rise V

Aiden Josephson

Melinda Gehm

Gavin Thomayer

Brady Eastep

Aspen McClughen

Isaiah Smith


Class of 2026 Officers

Class President: Sofia Labella

Vice President: Danielle Stout

Secretary: Camryn Brocki

Historian: Natalie Neal

Counselor Connections

MHS Counseling Update


Take time for self compassion:

As we start to get back into the rhythm of school it is important to notice how we are feeling. With classwork, tests, quizzes, and extracurricular activities ramping up we often see stress levels rise in students as well. I often work with students on deep breathing. I wanted to share a visual with you so that you could also practice at home. When feeling overwhelmed it is important to stop, and take a slow deep breath. Notice how it feels to pause, and breathe. When we breathe deeply we send a message straight to our brain that we are allowed to relax. I know for many the thought of taking a deep breath intentionally feels silly, but it is important to share with students the positive effects this can have on their everyday life!


Miss Richter

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Schedule Changes

At this time schedule changes are closed, and we will not be making any additional changes to students' schedules. If your student would like to change a 2nd semester elective that will be done closer to Winter Break.

Early Dismissals

  1. Email mhsattendance@miffordschools.org Include student name, time of pickup and reason (Dr. Appt./College Visit/Funeral/Personal). Attendance will then generate an electronic early dismissal pass via EHall pass for the student. At the time of dismissal, the teacher and student will activate the EHall pass and the student will be permitted to go to the Main Office to sign out. Students can only exit the building from the Main Doors of the High School.

  2. Early Dismissal Form - Complete attached early dismissal form and have student submit the form to Mrs. Harvey in the NGC Office. Attendance will then generate an electronic early dismissal pass via EHall pass for the student. At the time of dismissal, the teacher and student will activate the EHall pass and the student will be permitted to go to the Main Office to sign out. Students can only exit the building from the Main Doors of the High School.

  3. If a parent has not emailed Attendance, or sent in the Early Dismissal form with a student, the parent will be required to come into the vestibule of the Main Office to check the student out.

Picture Re-Take Day - Friday, October 7, 2022

If your child did not have their picture taken during the previous picture days, or they need a retake, retakes will be Friday, October 7!

2022-2023 Yearbooks

Yearbooks (22/23) are now on sale and can be purchased online at jostens.com. Early bird purchases (now through September 16) are $70 and then the cost will be $75.


Please email Mr. Luessen with any questions at Luessen_c@milfordschools.org

Daily Announcements

Daily announcements are posted daily to schoology. They also can be found here. Follow the announcements for information on clubs, athletics, and other school happenings.

School Fees for 2022 - PaySchools

Fees have been assigned for the 2022-2023 School Year!


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!


PaySchools

Milford Community Fire Department 9/11 Remembrance

The Community 9/11 Service is this Sunday at 1:00pm and includes special presentations by City of Milford, OH Mayor Lisa Evans, Milford Schools student Naomi Mulatu performing the National Anthem, and Miami Township, Clermont County OH Poet Laureate Lonna D. Kingsbury reciting an original work.
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Update from Superintendent John Spieser

Please take a minute to watch this edition of the Milford Schools Super60. All the news you need in about 60 seconds! https://youtu.be/SJegbqa1mjM


Superintendent Spieser covers:

  • Congratulations to our 233 AP scholars and 27 AP Capstone Diploma recipients!
  • The Milford Drumline has been accepted into the BLINK parade in October. This is an incredible regional recognition of their talent, time and work to perfect their art.
  • Shout out to our mental health professionals and the work they do to support our students and schools.
  • K-5 parents are invited to participate in an information session regarding Standards Based Grading and K-12 parents are invited to have their PowerSchool questions answered and get help setting up their parent PowerSchool accounts. Sept 12 and 14 at Mulberry from 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

News From Milford Band

Blink or you’ll miss it….a special little thing coming to you courtesy of the @MilfordHsEagles
Drumline. The MHS Drumline has been invited to participate in the upcoming Blink Festival!


Congratulations to the following students for making the OMEA All-State Band:

Prateek Bhandari

Katy Campman

Marissa Hull

Sarah Morgan


Outstanding accomplishment!

News from MHS Drama

Can you spell theater? Or is it theatre? Find out when Milford High School Drama presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" September 23 & 24! Tickets available now at: http://bit.ly/mhstheatreshows

Powerschool Help

Monday September 12 or Wednesday September 14:

K-12 PowerSchool Info & Account Set Up Help (Media Center)

K-5 Standards Based Grading Info... (Cafeteria)


6-7pm @ Mulberry Elementary Elementary

Milford High School NGC

NGC Principal: Daniel Yeager yeager_d@milfordschools.org

NGC Student Support Advisor: Jeff Zidron zidron_j@milfordschools.org

NGC School Counselor: Kaitlyn Richter richter_k@milfordschools.org

NGC Administrative Assistant: Paula Harvey harvey_p@milfordschools.org