LIS Tiger Talk

August 19, 2022

Principal's Update

Tiger Families,

The start to a new school year can stir up so many emotions for students and families. The realization that our students are growing up too fast. The excitement of seeing friends and meeting new ones. Meeting new teachers, learning a new campus, and exploring new opportunities. It is my sincere hope that each of your students had a positive start to their school year.

Our office team has been out and about meeting students in the lunchroom, recess, hallway transitions, arrival and dismissal. We are making our rounds to each team to do Tiger Up Talks with all students to discuss our LIS Core Values: Respect, Responsibility and Care.

Please reach out to our staff if you have any questions.

Hope to see some of you at Youth Football Night tonight. I'll be in the dunking booth from 7:00-7:20. Enjoy your weekend and Go Tigers!

Julie Carter

LIS Principal

Next Week at a Glance

Monday, 8/22: Day 2 Specials

Tuesday, 8/23: Day 3 Specials

Wednesday, 8/24: Day 1 Specials

Thursday, 8/25: Day 2 Specials- Family Information Night

Friday, 8/26: Day 3 Specials

Important Upcoming Dates at LIS

See below for details regarding important dates:

  • Tues, 8/23 & Wed, 8/24: ELA MAP Testing
  • Thurs, 8/25: Family Information Night
  • Tues, 8/30 & Wed, 8/31: Math MAP Testing
  • Wed, 9/14: LIS Picture Day

Family Information Night

Mark your calendars for Loveland Intermediate School Family Information Night on Thursday, August 25th.

5th Grade: 5:30-6:30 pm

6th Grade: 7:00-8:00 pm

Family Information Night is a great time for you to visit your student's classrooms, meet their teachers and get some important information about the school year. Please plan to report to your student's homeroom at 5:30 (5th), 7:00 (6th) to start the evening. Many of our teachers will share information as a team.

Meet Our New Staff Members

Sarah Browning

Hi LIS families! My name is Sarah Browning and I am teaching 5th grade ELA and SS. This will be my 7th year teaching. I graduated with my undergraduate degree from Muskingum University where I was a softball college athlete. This past spring I graduated with my Master’s degree from Miami University. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time outside hiking, reading a good book, watching movies and spending time with friends and family. I am so excited to get to meet the members of this community and be a part of the Loveland family! Go Tigers!

Christy Occhipinti

My name is Christy Occhipinti. I am a new paraprofessional at Loveland Intermediate School. I am a proud mom of four Loveland Tigers students and two golden doodles. I’ve had the fortune to experience living in some of the most beautiful parts of our country. I am excited to work here and to be able to share some of those experiences with my students and fellow staff. I look forward to a wonderful year!

Nick Conner

Mr. Conner is in his 4th year of teaching and is thrilled to be joining Loveland Intermediate School. He grew up in West Chester and graduated from Ohio University. Mr. Conner loves to golf and go on hikes with his wife and dog.

Haley Jones

This is my 1st year teaching at Loveland Intermediate School and my 2nd year being an educator! I graduated from Miami University receiving my Mild/Moderate - Moderate/Intensive certificate for special education. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio so I spend most of my free time exploring the city! I am very passionate about special education and am very excited to be working with your students!

Courtney Barnes

My name is Courtney Barnes and I recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Early Childhood Education. As a Loveland High School Alumni, this is a very exciting opportunity for me to be able to teach 5th grade ELA and Social Studies! I have a niece attending fifth grade at LIS, my sister is the LHS Freshman cheer coach, as well as my dad and my aunt working for transportation within the district. Loveland has always been so dear to me and my family, and I can’t wait to dive in and work with all of the experienced teachers!

Annie Foy

My name is Annie Foy, and this is my first year teaching! I just graduated from the University of Cincinnati, this past April. I am so excited to be starting my career as an Intervention Specialist, at Loveland Intermediate School. My passion for this field started at a young age. My older brother, Joe, has Autism. Getting to watch the way his teachers fought for him all throughout his educational career, really sparked my passion. That passion has only grown through the incredible experiences I've had, such as Stepping Stones. I can't think of a better place to be for my first year as a teacher. Go Tigers!

Mary Megois

Mary joins LMS and LIS as the new receptionist and will be greeting students and visitors at our main entrance each day. Mary and her husband have five sons and enjoy spending time at their cabin in Tennesse where they love to hike. In her spare time, Mary also enjoys baking.

We welcome Mary to the LIS/LMS campus!

Final Forms/Emergency Medical Authorizations

Final Forms is the district's service for Emergency Medical Authorizations (EMAs), and transportation requests. All forms need to be completed as soon as possible. Final Forms can be accessed through your account or at

School Fees

2022-2023 School fees for both 5th and 6th grade students will be $100. This includes the $50 technology fee for a school issued Chromebook and $50 general school fee. School fees can be paid online using or by check in the LIS office. If paying by check, please include the name of your student in the notes and make checks payable to "Loveland City Schools."

Bus Information

Transportation Routes can be accessed here:


Username is your student's ID number (last 5 digits)

Password is your student's ID number (last 5 digits)

*The username and password will be your student's ID number (lunch code) with no zeros in front of their number or letters. This can also be found on their schedules.

If you have questions about your bus information, please contact Greg Osie, Transportation Supervisor at Phone: (513) 683-3103 or Email:

Social Skills Group Offered at LIS

Robin Purdin, school counselor at LIS will be offering a social skills group at Loveland Intermediate School. Group will focus on strategies to support students that show signs of anxiety. The anxiety counseling series may include:


*Skills Alternatives for Anxiety/Frustration

*Identifying Triggers for Anxiety

If your student would benefit from participation in this group counseling series, please send Robin Purdin an email at

The email will serve as permission for your student to participate in this social skills group. In your email please give :


Student Name

Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Phone #

Homeroom Teacher Name

Group will meet one time a week during Tiger Time, which is a non graded block of time from 7:30-8:00 AM beginning the week of September 6, 2022. Please do not hesitate to contact Robin Purdin by phone (513-774-6297) or email if you have any questions. Please note that reading or math intervention during Tiger Time is first priority.

Pink Ribbon Game

It's time for the annual Loveland VS Kings game. Shirts are on sale now thru August 23rd! This year, the game is on September 9th so don’t miss your opportunity to order this unique shirt honoring cancer survivors & our military personnel.

Loveland Tigers families - here is your order link for your 2022 Pink Game Tshirt!

Parents - if ordering for multiple children place ONE order and only provide room and school info for the child you want us to deliver your order to!!

MINT PTSA Information

What does the MINT PTSA do?

During these preteen & teen years we feel it is critical to provide resources for the social emotional health of our students. We provide presentations, newsletters from mental health experts, and resources for outreach.

We also provide teacher grants so teachers can purchase desired items for their classrooms, scholarships for Camp Kern, dinner for staff during parent teacher conferences, LIS Science day, LMS interview day, 8th grade Grand Sands Farewell, and more!

Join the 2022-2023 Loveland MINT PTSA!

by October 15th to earn entries into our raffle to WIN 4 tickets to see the Cincinnati Bengals vs. the Carolina Panthers on November 6th at 1pm.

Our membership drive is also our One and Done Fundraiser.

No walk a thon and no selling wrapping paper or popcorn later in the year.
This is how we raise money for our budget.

Basic Membership: $25 - 1 entry to the Bengals ticket raffle

Bronze membership: $50 - 3 entries

Silver membership: $75 - 5 entries

Gold membership: $100 - 10 entries

or donate even more to earn more entries to the Bengals ticket raffle and help us reach our goal of $25,000

We hope we can count on you to help us support our students & staff by reaching our goal of $25,000.

How do I join the MINT PTSA?

Go to and click “Join Now” or scan the QR code.

Back to School spirit wear sale!! August 8th- September 7th 30% off site wide and free shipping on orders over $60. Backpacks, hoodies, shirts, hats, blankets, and more.

Check our social media pages for Two Truths and a Lie from our LMS & LIS staff. We asked them to send us a picture from their summer plus 2 truths and one lie about themselves. Can you spot the lie?

Follow us at

facebook: Loveland MINT PTSA

Instagram: @lovelandmint

Twitter: @Loveland MINT PTSA

Quick Links for Parents

Final Forms

Transportation Routes can be accessed here: VersaTrans

Loveland Schools website

Loveland Intermediate Office Team

Principal: Julie Carter

Assistant Principal: John Hart

Guidance Counselor: Robin Purdin

School Psychologist: Noah Gilbert

Secretary: Monica Hammer

Secretary: Donna Ernst


School Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:10 p.m

Office Hours: 7:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

To report an absence call 774-6123 by 9:00 a.m.