Loveland City Schools Newsletter
November 5, 2022
#beLOVEland Showcase Night
Loveland Tiger Community,
October was a busy month for Loveland City Schools. There were a few big events that really demonstrate what a fantastic community we have - a community where people support each other and celebrate the things that make Loveland special.
The Loveland Athletic Boosters hosted the Homecoming Parade on October 6. The parade is always one of the best nights of the year. It was great to see the streets lined with people to celebrate our student-athletes. No other community does homecoming like Loveland!
Our #beLOVEland Showcase Night took place on October 26 at Loveland High School. The district-wide open house was an opportunity for our students to shine, and for our community to learn more about what we do every day. Performing arts, robotics, Hope Squad, the Loveland Learning Garden, and more were all there. There are so many great things happening in our buildings, thanks to our staff and volunteers. It was fantastic to hear our students talk about the things that get them excited to come to school every day.
Nest Community Learning Center’s “Dancing With The Stars” fundraiser happened on October 28. Nest supports families in need in our community with food and learning resources. To show my support for all they do, I was one of the “stars” who danced that night. It was way out of my comfort zone, but it’s the least I can do to say thank you for their work.
Loveland is full of great traditions and wonderful support that flows between our community and our school district. Celebrating those traditions and building relationships makes our community an even better place.
Loveland City Schools
Loveland Athletic Boosters Homecoming Parade
5-Star Report Card
Loveland City School District has earned all five-star rankings on the Ohio School Report Card. Out of more than 600 districts in the state, only twelve had perfect scores. The principals of each of our six buildings have delivered presentations to the Loveland City School District Board of Education at recent meetings. Follow this link to watch those recent meetings. If you would like to learn more about the report card process, follow this link to the Ohio Department of Education’s website.
College and Career Exploration
One of the goals of our #beLOVEland Strategic Vision is to expose students to the many pathways to lifelong success, through enlistment, enrollment, or employment. Last month, students at Loveland High School took part in Exploration Wednesday. Seniors could choose between job shadowing, college visits, or community service. Many volunteered with the Care Center, LIFE Food Pantry, and New Life Furniture. Sophomores and Juniors took college and career assessments, which they will review to help focus their post-high school plans.
These activities make students more aware of future possibilities and connect them to the Loveland community. Exploration Wednesday is part of our Strategic Vision goal to expose students to the many pathways to lifelong success, and it is only possible because of the great partnerships with our Loveland City Schools community!
Wray Jean Connor Named Teacher of the Year
Loveland’s own Wray Jean Connor has been named the Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the state of Ohio! Adapted Physical Education is a program that allows students with disabilities to participate in physical education classes, alongside peer mentors who participate and model skills. Wray Jean teaches Adapted PE in grades 5-12. Winning this honor from the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD) means she will be presenting at a statewide convention in 2023 to spread our #beLOVEland spirit!
LHS Senior Allyson Colegate wins Honda STEM Award
Congratulations to Allyson Colegate for receiving the Honda-Ohio State STEM Award for the Class of 2023. This is in recognition of her outstanding academic performance in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses through her junior year. As a statewide award winner, Allyson is eligible to compete for one of several $3,000 scholarships for attending the Ohio State University in STEM fields. Nice work, Allyson!
Giving Back with the LEPTA Dance-a-Thon!
The Loveland Elementary PTA (LEPTA) recently wrapped up its big Dance-a-thon fundraiser! Students at Loveland Early Childhood Center, Loveland Primary, and Loveland Elementary students spent some time having dance parties, and families donated about $60,000 to LEPTA! Our parent-teacher organizations across the district raise funds that go to support our students and staff throughout the year.
Long Walk to Water
A great Loveland Intermediate School tradition continued last week with the Long Walk to Water. In class, students learn about the challenges some global communities have in gaining access to clean water, which often involves families carrying water long distances. Then they recreated this “long walk to water” with jugs of water they carried through the neighborhoods surrounding LIS. The water was then donated to families in need through Matthew:25 Ministries. Over the last eight years, Loveland Intermediate School has raised funds to help create eight wells in Sudan. You can donate to help by following this link.
LHS Drama - The Wizard of Oz
Loveland High School remembers the Golden Age of Hollywood with a musical that is fun for the whole family. The Wizard of Oz is set for November 16-19 at 7 pm (with an additional 2 pm
show on the 19th).
Dorothy has never left the Kansas Prairie until a tornado whisks her and her dog away to the
Land of Oz. She makes an enemy of the Wicked Witch of the West immediately upon her arrival
but continues her quest to get back to Kansas with the help of Glinda the Good Witch, the
Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Lion. It takes all of her friends and an encounter with the local
Wizard to discover that the power to get home has been inside her all along.
We can’t wait to see the look on the Wicked Witch’s face when she sees everyone who turns
out to experience the magic of this classic musical. Scarecrow would tell you it’s a no-brainer – get your tickets now! Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. Available on the LHS Drama website: https://lovelandhstheater.wixsite.com/lhsdrama/box-office
Loveland Athletic Boosters Booster Arts and Crafts Show
The Loveland Athletics Boosters are hosting an Arts & Crafts Show at Loveland High School. Get an early start on your holiday shopping by checking out items from over 100 artists and crafters - jewelry, pottery, wood crafts, candles, baby items, and more. Admission is $3. Bring a non-perishable food item for a free raffle ticket. Saturday, November 5, from 9:30 am-3 pm at Loveland High School. Support our Boosters, who support our student-athletes!