Here's what's happening at Milan Elementary School

MES FOOD DRIVE, November 7-11 benefits Milan Food Pantry

MES is hosting a food drive to benefit our local food pantry during the week of November 7th-11th. Every month, 75+ local families, including lots of boys and girls, are helped by your donations. Needed items include canned and boxed foods, paper products, and cleaning supplies. You can send your donations to school with your child.

Our goal is to collect enough to make sure that every boy and girl in our community has enough to eat so we can all have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!

We appreciate any help you can give!


MES Honors Veterans, Friday, November 11

Everyone is welcome to the programs presented by our Fifth Graders at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

All veterans and current members of the military are invited to be our guests of honor on Friday, November 11 as we pay tribute to the men and women who have served our country so bravely during war time as well as peace time. In addition to veterans and service members in the audience, members of the Milan American Legion Post #235 will be on hand serving as the Color Guard during the 8:30 a.m. performance.

This is the fifth graders' school music program for the year and the boys and girls, under the direction of our music teacher, Mrs. Patsy Holdsworth, have been working hard preparing songs that honor our veterans and our country and also showcase their outstanding musical talents.

We hope you’ll plan to join us that morning as we pay tribute to our service men and women and commemorate the many sacrifices they have made to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy.


October Students of the Month

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The Student of the Month theme for October was Trustworthy

Teachers were watching for students who could be counted on to make good choices and do the right thing. Chosen as outstanding examples of this very desirable character trait were: Kindergarten: Drayden Pindell, Mason Baylor, Eleanor Robinson, Ryland Batten, Wilbur Wheeler. Grade 1: Colby Bushhorn, Sophia Dudgeon, Aryanna Cassini, Jackson Meyer. Grade 2: Brooklyn Bledsoe, Ezekiel Gilday, Logan Bruns. Grade 3: Ben Knowlton, Dannielle Fryman, Tryniti Reed, Carson Haffey. Grade 4: Keirstynne Stahle, Gabby Williamson, Teven Barber, Mason May. Grade 5: Ellie Knecht, Grant Sheckler, Ava Honnert, Braydon Prather.

Students received certificates of recognition from the Milan Legion, represented by Mr. Ron Mills, Mr. Tony Veldhaus, and Mrs. Thelma Reese, and had a group photo taken which will appear in the local newspaper.


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Our Readiness Kindergarten Class visited the Milan Fire Department during Fire Safety Week.


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Fourth Grade Peacemakers Help Everyone Get Along.

The 4th Grade Peacemakers meet with Mrs. Schwering, school counselor, during lunch and recess once a week planning ways to teach students about "being a buddy, not a bully," resolving conflicts peacefully, and respecting differences. The Peacemakers have brainstormed many ideas and voted recently to work on creating a friendship bulletin board, create a "Lunch & Learn" event, and host a special day for our MES family.

Congratulations to these fourth graders who have been selected to represent their class as Peacemakers: Dylan Pindell, Shelby Williams, Alexis Curry, Mason May, Carson Betz, Zoey Meyer, Tristen Koehmstedt, Krystal Huff, Brielle Bentley, Teven Barber, Kaleb Wilburn, Kallie Smith, Alyssa Mulligan, Brielle Hess, Taytum Barker, Keirstynne Stahle, Brandon Simms, Lucy Riehle, Aydyn Herzner, and, Jackson Fugate.


MES Book Fair, Monday, November 14, 4-7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome! More info coming home soon!


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CARES Leaders Group is Growing and Inspiring Everyone!

The Fourth Grade CARES Leaders are shown above displaying the "Believe in Yourself" quilt project for Red Ribbon Week that was created by third, fourth, and fifth grade CARES Leaders.

New members to the CARES group include: 4th grade- Blaine Ward, Landon Saylor, Blake Copeland, Alexandra Getz, Landon Stanley, Trevor Ellinghausen, Jordan Dunn, Gabbie Williamson, Autumn Rohrig, and Shelby Williams. 5th Grade: Grace Bruce.


Milan Elementary Family Day at the Reservation!

Save the date! Thursday, November 17, 2016

Please come out and join us to support our school and enjoy some delicious food!

Our Moving MES Forward Foundation has partnered once again with the kind folks at the Reservation Restaurant here in Milan to benefit our students and our school. They have generously agreed to donate a percentage of that day's profits to MES!

We hope you'll come join us on Thursday, November 17 for a wonderful evening out with dinner and fun entertainment! Some of our MES staff will be on hand after school that day working as hostesses, servers or busing tables so come let our staff take care of you! (We promise we won't let them cook!)

This is a great fundraising event for Milan Elementary School! Hope to see you there!


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Fourth graders help unpack the new Lego Mindstorms kits provided by a grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation. They will use the kits to learn basic engineering skills taught by art teacher, Jeremiah Loehmer.


Tis the Season!

Winter Music Programs Coming December 8!

December is approaching quickly and so are our annual Christmas Programs at Milan Elementary. The boys and girls are working hard getting ready to perform their best for you. The programs are scheduled for Thursday, December 8 and it is sure to be a fun evening full of special memories.

Everyone is invited to come and watch as our third graders perform at 6:00 p.m.and the fourth graders present their program at 7:00 p.m.. And, don’t forget to bring those cameras; there are sure to be plenty of picture-perfect moments to record of your special student.


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Coming Events:


11 - Veterans' Day Programs, 8:30 & 9:30 a.m. featuring our 5th grade students

12 - Girls on the Run 5K

14 - MES Book Fair, 4-7:00 p.m. everyone invited!

16 - PTO meeting, 5:30 p.m., school library

17 - Mid-Term Grade Reports issued; Reservation Family Night

19 - MHS Craft Fair

21 - Kindergarten Sharing Feast

23 - Thanksgiving Break begins

28 - School resumes


8 - Winter Music Programs: G3 = 6:00 p.m.; G4 = 7:00 p.m.

15 - Swim Races! Grade 5 = 9:00 a.m.; Grade 3 = 12:45 p.m.

19 - Swim Races: Grade 4 = 9:00 a.m.; Grade 2 = 1:00 p.m.

20 - Winter Parties; Quarter 2/Semester 1 ends.

21 - Christmas Break begins; continues through January 2.