LMS Tiger Talk

September 23, 2022

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Principal's Message

Good afternoon, LMS families -

Fall is definitely in the air and it feels to be sweater-weather time. Not sure about you, but I know I'm ready for the 90-degree days to be a thing of the past for now and welcome the cooler temperatures. A happy fall to you all.

I want to give a quick shout-out to our friends of the Loveland M/INT PTSA. They are a wonderful support to our students, staff, and school and we so appreciate their partnership. If you have not already signed up to be a member, please consider doing so. Your membership dues contribute to ongoing programs and incentives for our students and staff that are not possible without funding from the PTSA. More information can be found below.

Additionally, as you may have heard, Princeton High School entered lockdown this morning, after a hoax 911 reporting an active shooter. At least two other Ohio schools have received similar hoax threats today. We want to reassure our Loveland families that we have robust safety plans in place that would allow us to respond to any safety concerns, and in the event of an emergency, we will always work to communicate with families as quickly as possible.

Please remind your kids that if they have safety concerns, they should reach out to trusted adults at school - if they see something, they should say something. In light of recent events, it’s also a good idea to remind them that false reports can carry serious consequences.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Take care and Go Tigers!

David Knapp

LMS Principal

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Important Upcoming Dates at LMS


  • 30th: 8th Grade Music Night at the Varsity Football Game Vs Turpin


  • 11th: Family Teacher Conferences (In-person) - More info coming soon
  • 13th: Family Teacher Conferences (Virtual) - More info coming soon
  • 13th: Last Day of 1st Quarter
  • 14th: No School - Staff Inservice/Workday
  • 17th: No School - Staff Inservice

Support the Loveland MINT PTSA by Joining and Donating to the One and Done Fundraiser

Scan the QR code or go to https://www.lovelandmintptsa.org/ and click “join now”.

We have 3.5 weeks left in our One and Done Fundraiser and membership drive and we need your help to make it a success. Our goal is to raise $25,000 before October 15th so we can support our students, staff, and families.

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Loveland City School District Earns 5-Star Report Card

Loveland City School District is excited to announce the results of the 2021-2022 Ohio School Report Card. The district scored a 5-star rating in every category. This performance Places the District in the Top 2% in Ohio!

“This is a tremendous achievement for Loveland City School District, and a testament to the hard work of our students and their families, and the outstanding support offered by our outstanding staff,” Superintendent Mike Broadwater said.

Loveland City School District earned five stars in every component of the Ohio School Report Card, including Achievement, Early Literacy, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, and Progress. Loveland City School District is only one of 12 districts across the state of Ohio to earn all five-star ratings, placing the district in the top 2% in Ohio.

“Two goals of our #beLOVEland Strategic Vision are student success and fiscal responsibility. Being able to achieve at a high level while keeping a close eye on the bottom line is further evidence that we are delivering a fantastic educational value for our Loveland City Schools community. We look forward to their continuing support,” Broadwater said.

Follow this link, and search for “Loveland” to learn more about Loveland’s Ohio School Report Card results: https://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/home.

You can learn more about the Ohio School Report Card and how to interpret results by following this link.

Tiger Up! Students of the Week

Congratulations to the following students for being recognized as our LMS Tiger Up! Students of the Week. These Tigers were nominated by their teachers for representing our Loveland core values of Care, Respect, and Responsibility. Way to go, Tigers!

Emily Burkhardt (7th) - The A-Team

Braeden Eckert (7th) - The Crew

Ian Thompson (7th) - The REAL Team

Sophie Paul (8th) - Team LEAD

Nathan Miller (8th) - Team ELEVATE

Carline Smith (8th) - Supreme Team

Tiger Up! Staff Member of the Week

Congratulations to this week's LMS Tiger Up! Staff Member of the Week, Ms. Kathy Bruening (Educational Aide)! Ms. Bruening has been recognized by an entire team of teachers for jumping in to support students and staff whenever she sees a need. Ms. Burening has gone above and beyond this year to pull small groups of students for science help during Tiger Time and volunteers her time in a number of ways to support the school. Congratulations and thank you, Ms. Bruening. We are so appreciative of all you do!

Loveland Tiger Pathways Presentation

Loveland Middle School invites all 8th-grade parents and students to attend an upcoming Loveland Tiger Pathways presentation on Tuesday, October 11th. The Loveland Tiger Pathways program is designed to give students and family members opportunities to use real-world data to make informed decisions about academic and career planning. Mr. Drews Mitchell, the LCSD College and Career Readiness Counselor will offer insights on how to maximize this process for student success. Mr. Mitchell will also explain the Four Year Graduation Plan and the initial steps for high school course selection. Parents and students are invited to attend one of these informational meetings on Tuesday, October 11 at either 4:30-5:00, 5:30-6:00 or 6:30-7:00. No sign-up is required. Simply join the meeting in the auditorium at one of the times listed. Feel free to contact Mr. Mitchell at mitchedr@lovelandschools.org with any questions.

Post-Pandemic Parenting Resource

Our partners at BestPoint Behavioral Health recognize the continuing challenges facing students, families, and schools today regarding mental health needs associated with the pandemic. To support families at home, they have put together an online class that teaches practical, easy-to-use techniques that help children rebound from stress and anxiety called, "Post-Pandemic Parenting". This compact set of short modules provides parents and guardians strategies to help children manage stress, anxiety, and depression.

If you are interested in learning more, see the attached flyer for additional information.

LMS Career of the Week - Media Technical Directors/Managers

Brought to you by our Career and College Counselor, Mr. Drews Mitchell, LMS is proud to share a "Career of the Week" with our students and families every week here at LMS. With the goal of educating our Tigers about potential career options aligned with our academic pathways, we'll be sharing these out with our students here at school in a number of ways as well as featuring them here in our Tiger Talk.

This week's Career of the Week focus is Media Technical Directors/Managers:

  • Career Description: Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.
  • Education: 4-Year College
  • Median Salary: $74,420

Please click here for a short video description from Mr. Mitchell.

Drews Mitchell can be reached at mitchedr@lovelandschools.org. Mr.Mitchell would love to hear from you with any of your career and/or college questions!

Parent Technology Help

Knowing that sometimes technology issues can arise for parents, we want to make sure there is a place you can always receive help. There is a new district email for parents to use when they experience tech issues: parenthelp@lovelandschools.org. Please send an email to this address if you have any type of issue with school or district technology resources, websites, etc. Be sure to include as much information as possible, including your name, your student's name, and a screenshot of the issue if possible.

Ready to Save the Day for Loveland Students?

Loveland City Schools is currently hiring substitute teachers and educational aides through our partnership with Sub Solutions. Our school needs community members to help when a staff member is absent. The first step is to complete a job application at www.SubSolutions.org. Click ‘new subs’ and the appropriate icon.

Questions? Call Twyla Hoyle with Sub Solutions at 513.674.4589.

LMS Sporting Events:


-Volleyball vs Lebanon - 430/530/630 - Orange/7/8

-Girls Tennis @ Sycamore - 400 @ Weller Park

-Cross Country @ Goshen - 430


-Orange Volleyball vs West Clermont - 430/530

-Girls tennis v Indian Hill - 400 @ Normandy


-7th Football @ Ross - 430

-8th Football @ Walnut Hills - 530

-Volleyball @ Winton Woods - 430/530

-Girls tennis @ Milford - 430


-Volleyball vs Milford - 430/530


-No events


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When you join the MINT PTSA you have the opportunity to join at different levels. This basic level is $25, but if you can donate more to our fundraiser you can join at the $50, $75, or $100 level or give more through the open donation category. As parents on the board we know it isn’t fun to have to sell popcorn, wrapping paper, or cookie dough. So we are being straightforward and simply asking for your financial support. We are committed to being responsible and thoughtful with the MINT PTSA budget. You are always welcome to come to a meeting or ask questions if you want to know more.

If you have already joined the MINT PTSA, but would like to donate to our fundraiser please use the “open donation” category.

Remember your donation to our One & Done fundraiser and membership drive also enters you in the raffle for 4 Bengals tickets on Nov 6th at 1pm. The more you donate the more entries to the raffle you earn.

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Homeroom Donut Party

This week’s homeroom donut party winner is Aubrey Hicks in Mrs. Stagg’s 8th grade Tiger Time.

3 more chances to win! A PTSA member will be drawn at random and the student associated with that membership will win donuts for their homeroom class. All members who have joined are automatically included in the raffle.

More Info about MINT PTSA

More information about the One and Done Fundraiser and what we do to support LIS/LMS students, staff and families Watch our video

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Loveland Middle School Office Team

Principal: David Knapp

Assistant Principal: Amanda Robinson

Assistant Principal/LMS Athletic Director: Jayson Bruce

School Psychologist: Dani Tobergte

Counselor: Kim Shafer

Career and College Counselor: Drews Mitchell

Administrative Assistant: Morgan Speigel

Administrative Assistant: Julie Nerl

Receptionist: Mary Megois

School Resource Officer: Mike Boettger

Office hours: 7 AM - 3 PM

To report an absence call 697-3602 by 10 a.m.