Loveland City Schools Newsletter
September 3, 2022
Loveland Tiger Community,
We are off and running for a great start to the year. We started the school year with a staggered start, bringing in half our students on day one, half on day two, and everyone on day three. The goal was to ease the transition into the year, teaching students routines and working through any problems that popped up with fewer people in the building. I have received great feedback from families, students, and staff.
We’re expecting to get 5 stars in every category in the upcoming state report card, which you can read about in detail below. I am very proud of our students and staff for all of their hard work in classrooms. To receive all 5 stars is quite an accomplishment for a school district!
Please mark your calendar for October 26, 2022, when the district welcomes the entire community to Loveland High School for our #beLOVEland Showcase Night from 6:30-8 pm. This is a district-wide open house, where our students and staff show off some of the great programs across the district. If you’re curious about what’s happening in our buildings, this is your opportunity to learn more.
During our #beLOVEland Showcase Night, I’ll be holding an information session in the Loveland High School media center to update our community about our Strategic Vision and the upcoming November levy. You can find more information on our Levy Information page on the school website: https://www.lovelandschools.org/levy
As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loveland City Schools
Loveland City School District Expecting 5-Star Report Card
The preliminary data from our upcoming state report card looks great for Loveland City Schools. The official report card will not be released until September 15, 2022, but the district should receive five stars in every graded category.
Letter grades on the state report card have gone away, replaced by a 1-5 “Star” rating system. Individual schools are not rated overall this year but will be next year as the new report card system is implemented across Ohio.
Here are our preliminary results:
Achievement: 5 Stars
Early Literacy: 5 Stars
Gap Closing: 5 Stars
Graduation Rate: 5 Stars
The areas of “Progress” and “College, Career, Workforce, and Military Readiness” are not yet rated on the report card but will be implemented in the next few years. We are already positioned to do well in those areas. Our Loveland Tiger Pathways program, which focuses on career development, internships, and business partnerships is already very successful with students.
Dr. Stace Orso, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, delivered a presentation at the August 23, 2022 Board of Education meeting. You can view the presentation by following this link.
One of the Best in the ‘Burbs
Cincy Magazine recently released its "Rating the 'Burbs" issue. Included in the article is a page of great comparative data about schools, and our district placed 7th on their list. Thanks to your families, students, and staff for making Loveland a great district! Read the article by following this link to Cincy Magazine.
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Get Involved with Loveland City Schools
We have fantastic groups that support our families, students, and staff. If you’re interested in volunteering at school events or contributing to the great work that goes on in the district, consider helping out with one of these organizations.
Loveland Elementary PTA (LEPTA)
Loveland Middle/Intermediate PTSA (M/INT)
Loveland High School PTO
Loveland Athletic Boosters (LAB)
Loveland Music Boosters
Loveland Robotics Boosters
Loveland Schools Foundation
We recently held our first joint meeting with all of our support organizations, to find ways to be even more effective for our students. Find out more by following this link.
Introducing Loveland Tiger Pathways
Our College and Career Counselor, Drews Mitchell, has been doing great work in the district, helping guide students through career exploration, and connecting them with real-world opportunities. His great work hasn’t changed, but we wanted to make what he’s doing a little easier to understand, so more students and families can connect with him. He shares great information on Twitter, which you can find by following this link. Exposing students to the many pathways to lifelong success through enlistment, enrollment, or employment is one of our #beLOVEland Strategic Vision goals. We are excited to see this program grow. Below are a few of the new internships for 2022-2023!
Bella Walton is interning with Lemons and Limes, focusing on fashion/retail merchandising and management
Bronte Houchens is interning with Nothing Bundt Cakes in Mason, focusing on leadership and business management
Kaci Grader is interning with Mainstream Boutique in Harper's Point, focusing on business marketing and management
Loveland Launches Transportation Incentive Program
Loveland City School District has launched an incentive program to help hire new bus drivers. The program includes paid training for new drivers and a referral bonus for current district employees who refer new drivers.
There’s never been a better time to help your neighbors by becoming a bus driver. Learn more about the program by following this link.
If you or someone you know is interested in driving a bus for Loveland City School District, call our Transportation Office at 513-683-3103.
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Learn More about the District in Our Quality Profile
Loveland City Schools recently released our 2021-2022 Quality Profile, which is a great chance for you to get caught up on some of the accomplishments of our students and the programs offered across our buildings. It includes information about our academic programs and highlights from our sports and arts programs. Follow this link to flip through the Quality Profile and learn more about Loveland City Schools!