The Falcon Flyer

Superintendent Issue-June 2018

Summer, Summer, Summer Time!!

The temperature is rising and so is the excitement about new initiatives we are planning at CMLS!

We are briskly moving forward on Makerspace instructional tools and Project-Based Learning (PBL) instructional methods to begin in the 2018-2019 school year. This is a great step forward for our district in the field of academics. We have funded these ideas using grants and reduced building budgets. Both innovations will benefit our students and our staff. It is my hope that we will be able to have a preview night at the middle school and elementary school prior to the start of school.

It is hard to believe that fall sports teams are already up and running. I have seen soccer drills on the field, ladies tennis starting to practice and a weight-room full of football players. I have talked to numerous coaches that are excited about the upcoming year in athletics. As an extra special treat to me this year my fellow league superintendents have elected me as the league president for the 2018-2019 school year. I will try my best to promote sportsmanship through our teams and throughout the league. I am excited about another year to "Leave No Doubt" in the SBAAC!

There are numerous personnel changes in the district. We wish all those moving on good luck in their future ventures. We are also excited about what our new staff will bring to the district. We have also taken this time to redistribute certain duties to current personnel to avoid having to replace all of those that are leaving. This opportunity to "run lean", along with numerous prior announced reductions in our budget, will allow us to firmly state we have cut three quarters of a million dollars (750,000k) prior to entering the 2018-2019 school year. Everyone is being asked to do more with less and our staff is up for the challenge.

The latest test scores are in from the state. Once again Clinton-Massie students have represented our district well. There is a report available below.

Thank you for your support. Stop by to see a game, performance or just to say Hi! We welcome the community to be a part of our success. Have a great summer!!

...and as always, GOOOOOO Falcons!

Matt Baker, Superintendent, CMLS

Aaron Seewer Named CMHS Principal

On June 25th, 2018, the Clinton-Massie Board Of Education approved the superintendent's recommendation to hire Aaron Seewer as the next CMHS principal. Mr. Aaron Seewer originates from St. Marys, Ohio, and came to Clinton-Massie Local Schools in 2004. He attended Miami University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Adolescent Social Studies Education with minors in both Political Science and History. Aaron started at Clinton-Massie Local Schools after he spent his first year in the classroom at Eaton Community Schools. During his 14 years at Clinton-Massie, Aaron has taught several social studies courses and has spent many years coaching student-athletes. In 2010, Aaron achieved his Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership and in 2016 he transitioned to the role of Assistant Principal of both Clinton-Massie High & Middle Schools. He resides in Wilmington with his wife Ashley, who teaches Spanish at Clinton-Massie High School. They will be joined at CMLSD by their 3 children; Ava (8), Anslee (6), and Anden (6). Aaron is eager to continue to improve the educational experience for students, staff, and all community stakeholders. Mr. Seewer's first official day is August 1st.

Brian Mudd elected to the Clinton County Sports Hall of Fame

As a coach, 20 league championships in 41 varsity seasons. Basketball, 15 years varsity, 5 league titles, 4 sectional title, 195 career wins which is most in CM history. Div III Ohio Boys Coach of the Year, SBAAC coach of year 4 times, SW District coach of year 2 times. Boys golf, 4 years varsity, 3 league titles including back to back unbeaten regular seasons, District qualifiers 2 times, SBAAC coach of year 1 time. Track/Field, 22 years, 12 league titles, 2 state champions (Drew Frey in long jump, 4x100 relay in 2006), 26 state qualifying events, 15 top 8 state placers, SBAAC coach of the year 4 times. Brian is a teacher at Clinton-Massie High School for the last 23 years.

Welcome Sarah Mescher, School Psych

Ms. Mescher was born and raised in Dayton. She is a 2011 Centerville graduate and moved north to attend Bowling Green State University. Ms. Mescher came back home to go to school at the University of Dayton where she graduated with her M.S.Ed. and Ed.S. in School Psychology. When she is not at school or at work, Sarah loves to spend time outdoors, especially with her little brothers who are 15 and 8 years old. She states that she is thrilled to begin her journey at Clinton-Massie and to be part of the Falcon Family!

Start of School Special News

Click here for information regarding school start times, lunch prices, and so much more.

Now Hiring!

Clinton-Massie Local Schools is currently seeking substitute educational aides, substitute bus drivers, and substitute custodians at all three buildings. Click here to apply.

ACT Scores are in for CMHS

Clinton-Massie High School saw an increase in their composite ACT score for the 2017-2018 testing cycle. Most CMHS students attended a winter seminar called "Attacking the ACT" with former CMHS teacher, Bob Brausch. As usual there were multiple students that earned 30+ scores in content areas and overall composites. This focus on ACT test taking skills has resulted in an increase in scholarship opportunities for our students.

"State of the Schools" Video Coming Soon

"Numbers don't tell you everything. You have to know the story

behind the numbers."

-Douglas Reeves, Ph.D., Founder of Creative Leadership Solutions

It is the intention of the Clinton-Massie Local Schools Administration to share, with all stakeholders, relevant information so they can feel informed and make educated decisions about their child's future. In order to do this efficiently we are putting together a "State of the Schools" video to act as informational resource to community members, parents, and students. As the CMLS Superintendent I get to talk to numerous Falcon Family members and hear the plight of families on a everyday basis. There are questions about levies, expenditures, and the amount of contribution being put forth by the taxpayer. I know there are many hard working families that want nothing but the best for their student. I am very appreciative of what we have been given here at CMLS. We will be good stewards of our resources. We have most recently shown this by our latest state level audit. The video update coming soon will be a reflection of some positive events from the school year and informational in the area of future goals and spending plans. Thank you.

Never Too Early To Start On School Paperwork!

For grades 9-12 all students will be required to create a Final Forms account (more info to follow)

For grades 6-8 please send your EMF to:

For grades K-5 please send your EMF to:

For all Pre-school please send your EMF to:

Clinton-Massie Local Schools

The Clinton-Massie Local School District is a comprehensive preschool through 12th-grade public school district located in rural southwest Ohio.