District Update - March 10
Two amazing weekends in a row for the Middies. We had Hunter Anderson and Austin Dye competing in the Wrestling State Tournament and we had our Lady Middies participating in their first-ever State Basketball Final Four. These student athletes won and lost with class and made Midview very proud. I want to congratulate Austin on his 8th place finish at the state tournament!! I also want to congratulate Hunter on a fantastic season. Both of these young men battled in one of the toughest state tournaments in the country and I am very proud to have them represent Midview.
I also want to thank everyone for showing Dayton what Midview Nation is all about. From students to staff to community, to family, there was an electric environment with a ton of love and support and we made our mark on Dayton. I am so very proud of our team!
State of the Village
I recently presented at Grafton's State of the Village address. I would like to thank everyone who attended the presentation. It was so great to see so many stakeholders and community members in attendance, as we shared our vision, accomplishments, and financial information.
As mentioned in the address, we have achieved many of the goals set out in our strategic plan, including student safety improvements, the creation of new educational pathways for our students, and placing a heightened concentration on students’ social-emotional learning. While we have improved in all of these areas, they will serve as continued points of focus for us moving forward. Most certainly, we will continue to innovate in our students’ best interests.
This was also an opportunity to reflect on the many amazing accomplishments of our school community. From our performance on the Ohio Schools Reports Card to our annual Trunk or Treat, it is truly energizing to celebrate all of the wonderful moments that make us Midview.
I encourage you to view the presentation to share our success so far. As always, we will continue to celebrate and share all of the incredible stories of student and staff success as we finish up the school year
Understanding What a Substitute Levy is
We've recently received some questions about what a substitute levy is and if it is a "new" levy. In short, a substitute levy can also be called a combination levy. Ohio Revised Code (ORC) allows school districts to “combine” emergency levies into one ballot issue rather than have multiple renewals on the ballot over the course of several years.
The substitute levy is simply a renewal of the 2012 and 2013 emergency levies. This is not an operating levy for new funds. This is not a bond issue to build new schools. This is just renewing the existing emergency levies but combined.
WHY a Substitute Levy?
The proposed substitute levy will replace the expiring emergency levies, avoiding multiple renewals, keeping taxes the same for current residents, and capturing additional revenue from new construction.
If the substitute levy fails and our current emergency levies expire, State authorities will require the district to propose a new operational levy, which would most likely increase property taxes over their current level.
Levy Tax Support Tool
Remaining true to our efforts of transparency, next week, we will share a useful tool that will show each community member their current tax rates under the emergency levies and the rate they would pay under the substitute levy. You will be able to look up your addresses, locate your exact property, and view your current and projected property tax rates. In addition, we will spend some time sharing what reductions these currents levies receive from the state and why those same reductions would not be "grandfathered" in to a levy for new millage.
Success, Updates & Quick Bits
A Team and Season to Remember
From succeeding on almost every court to breaking records along the way, these girls have truly made our community proud. It has been a pleasure watching them make HISTORY. Your 2022-23 Lady Middies Basketball: Record Breakers, District Champions, Regional Champions, and State Final Four.
The world-famous Harlem Wizards are coming to Midview to take on our staff! Join us on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at MHS K-Gym for all of the trick hoops and alley-oops! Purchase pre-sale tickets online, starting at $12.
Middies in the News
- Girls regional basketball: Midview rallies to beat Solon, earn first trip to state
- High school girls basketball: Midview, Olmsted Falls in final four is a crowning achievement
- National high school top stars, best girls basketball performances of the week (Feb. 27-March 5)
- H.S. Track and Field: Alexis Weber wins Midview's first state title in track - NewsBreak
- Midview's chemistry is shining in program's first run to Division I girls basketball state semifinals
- Girls Basketball: Unselfish Midview star Mary Meng adapts game, dominating on defense, glass
- Girls State Basketball: Midview can't hold lead, falls late in semifinal | Chronicle Telegram
- Midview vs. Princeton girls basketball: Middies fall short in final seconds of state semifinal, 61-57
- Midview girls basketball: Battle of pace, attrition hampered Middies in D-I state semifinal loss