Loveland City Schools Newsletter
January 8, 2022
Loveland Tiger Community,
The new year is a time when we all naturally think about the future - and 2022 will be a pivotal year for Loveland City Schools. We are launching a strategic vision process to determine the future of the district, and we want you to be involved. I want to hear from all of our stakeholders in regards to the priorities they have for the education of our most valuable asset: Our kids!
The strategic vision process will gather input from across our Loveland City Schools community of parents, students, staff members, and anyone who lives within our district boundaries. We will be working to hear as many voices as possible and come up with a set of future goals for Loveland City Schools. When we have a shared vision of what it means for our students to be successful, we can work together to help our students reach those goals.
A series of community meetings will be announced soon, and if you can’t attend a meeting, we will be using other tools to give you a chance to make your thoughts known. The work that went into building our Portrait of a Tiger will be used as a starting point for this discussion, and we will grow our vision from there. I encourage you to get involved and help us in this important mission.
Loveland City Schools
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Introducing the Loveland City Schools Board of Education
Four members were sworn in as members of the Board of Education during the meeting on January 4, 2022. New member, Reverend Jonathan Eilert joined the Board, along with returning Board Members Kevin Dougherty, Dr. Eric Schwetschenau, and Eileen Washburn, who started new terms. Dr. Kathryn Lorenz was elected by the Board to continue serving as Board President, and Kevin Dougherty was elected to continue serving as Board Vice President. During the organization meeting, the calendar of Board Meeting dates was set for 2022 and you can view the schedule and learn more about our Board of Education by following this link.
Thank you to Board Member Michele Pettit
Join Us For Showcase Night
Making 2022 a Year of Growth for Our Students
As the semester changes and students are transitioning into new courses or starting new units of study, families have the opportunity to reflect upon the successes and growth opportunities from the first half of the school year while setting new academic goals with their students for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.
Throughout January and February, students in kindergarten through eighth grade will take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments that measure their mid-year growth while high school students prepare for the scheduling of coursework for the next school year. For families of high school students, it truly is a moment to engage in planning for not only your students’ following school year but also their futures.
“We are pleased to share that Loveland students participated in approximately 600 hours of after-school tutoring during the first semester! Our teachers and support staff stepped up to work after hours to continue to support the academic growth of our students. This is one way that LCSD is putting the ESSER funds to good use,” stated Andrea Conner, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.
Please review some of the articles/resources below for more information about how families may be able to support their students’ learning experiences.
It’s Time for the Class of 2035!
Loveland Tigers for Tornado Relief
When our neighbors in Kentucky were devastated by a tornado last month, our Loveland Middle School Student Council jumped into action. By Monday morning, they began collecting water, personal care items, and cleaning supplies to help with the relief effort. Donations came in at LMS and LIS all this week. Thank you to the students and families who donated to the effort. Donations and supplies were given to Matthew 25 Ministries to be distributed in hard-hit areas.
Students at Loveland Elementary School also helped out with a pajama day fundraiser. For making a donation, students were able to wear pajamas to school during a special day before Winter Break. The fundraiser brought in more than $4,300 for tornado relief - it’s another example of the community’s amazing generosity! Thank you!
Score Big for Families in Need with “3’s for L.I.F.E.”
A great community project has come together to help families in need in our area. Jarvis Global Investments, LLC will be donating a dozen canned goods to the Loveland L.I.F.E. Food Pantry for every 3-point shot scored by our Loveland High School Basketball teams. As part of the “3’s for L.I.F.E.” campaign, the community will also have an opportunity to donate. Tigers Inc, our student-led non-profit organization, the Loveland Spirit Club, and the Loveland Athletic Boosters are working together on the effort.
Canned goods can be donated during any home basketball game. Spirit towels will be given to any student who donates 2 canned goods during the January 15 Loveland Girls Basketball game, courtesy of Jarvis Global Investments.
LIS Gym Named for Stan McCoy Junior
A special ceremony took place December 13, 2021, in the Loveland Intermediate School gymnasium when the facility was renamed in honor of Stan McCoy Jr. Mr. McCoy was a long-time physical education teacher and coach for Loveland City Schools who retired at the end of the 2019-20 school year. The gym where he spent years teaching and coaching now carries his name.
The Loveland Middle School Gym is named in honor of Mr. McCoy’s father, who was also a long-serving teacher and coach in Loveland. Thank you to the McCoy family for generations of service to our school community.
Loveland City Schools Wants You!
Do you want to work in a fun environment and help kids? Loveland City School District has a variety of positions available for custodians, bus drivers, food service workers, and substitutes. Many of these positions are full-time and include benefits and retirement. We have part-time opportunities for people who are retired or looking to help out on occasion to fill in. This is a great chance to give back to your community and help our Loveland City Schools students.
Call our Human Resources office at 513-774-6202 to find out more.
It's Time for the Tiger Ball
Every year the Tiger Ball hosted by our Loveland Athletic Boosters raises money to support our Loveland Athletics programs. This year it will be held on January 29, 2022, at the Landing Event Center.
Help support Loveland Athletic Boosters by purchasing a Reverse Raffle ticket. Every ticket is a winner with a prize pool of over $14,000 and still growing. The top prizes will be awarded to the last tickets drawn. Prizes include Tailgate Package with Yeti cooler, electric smoker, gift cards to Cappy’s Wine and Spirits and Meijer (over $1000 value), Holman Motors Blackstone Camping Package ($500), Cincinnati Pool Solutions Pool Side Party Pack ($500), Loveland Staycation ($500), Shop Local ($250), Woodhouse Day Spa ($250) and variety of other gift cards form over 75 of your favorite Loveland businesses, Loveland swag and much more.
Buy event tickets or reverse raffle tickets here: https://TigerBall2022.givesmart.com
Loveland Show Choir Preview Night
Stay Connected to Loveland City Schools
A goal for this school year is to improve our communication efforts. Over the summer the district launched a new website design, which is easier to use on mobile devices like phones and tablets. We are also able to launch a mobile app at no cost to the district. If you have a smartphone or tablet, search for “Loveland City Schools” in your app store, and download the district’s new app. This is a faster and easier way to navigate many of the most visited areas of our website.
This digital Community Newsletter is also an important part of our improved communication efforts. This is a great, low-cost way for Loveland Schools to stay connected with our community - but it only works if people sign up. Please consider forwarding this message to your friends and neighbors and encouraging them to sign-up so they can stay informed. Sign up for our mailing list by following this link.