Loveland City Schools Newsletter
April 2, 2022
Loveland Tiger Community,
Loveland City School District provides one the best educational values for students and families in the state of Ohio. Taxpayers in the district get a great return on investment by supporting Loveland City Schools.
The district’s performance index is above the state average, while our per-student spending is below the state average. The Performance Index measures the achievement of every student and is standardized across the state of Ohio. You can learn more about the Performance Index by following this link to the Ohio Department of Education’s website.
Our student performance index is very similar to Forest Hills, but our per-student costs are lower. Wyoming City Schools also have a comparable performance index score, but their per-student costs are significantly higher.
The district remains focused on providing academic excellence for students and developing real-world skills to make them successful in life, while also being fiscally responsible. There is no district in Hamilton County that performs as well as Loveland City Schools while spending as little per student as we spend.
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It’s Testing Time!
The spring testing season will be in full swing as students return from break on April 4. As individual buildings continue to roll out their testing schedules throughout April and May, it’s important for us to take a moment to reflect upon what information spring testing provides us about student growth and achievement while understanding how families can help support the process.
Our students in preschool through second grade will continue to engage in reading assessments that assist our teachers in addressing the needs of our students in early literacy. Students in third grade through select high school courses will be taking state assessments that measure both to what level students achieve set standards throughout the school year, as well as how much they’ve grown in their learning from one spring to the next. When all of the student testing results are provided by the Ohio Department of Education this spring/summer, district and building administrators, along with teachers, will review the data with the purpose of making instructional adjustments both for courses and for our individual students. All of this intentional planning will better support all students’ academic growth.
Some of our high school students will be taking Advanced Placement (AP) assessments in May with the option of earning college credit if they score within a particular range. These students and teachers have spent countless hours in both in-class and out-of-class work to prepare for these important culminating assessments that may lead to significant cost savings as our students move on to post-secondary education.
While spring assessment season can feel overwhelming, it’s important for families to encourage their students to do their best and to not worry about getting every question correct. The supportive adults at home can use the spring testing season as a time to serve as encouragers and supporters for their students.
“While it’s important to follow all of the testing tips like getting a good night’s sleep, etc., families can serve a very important role by simply telling their students that they believe they will do their best because they know how hard they’ve worked all school year. These simple words of encouragement from adults will go a long way for students who experience anxiety during the testing season,” stated Andrea Conner, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.
Loveland Welcomes Lawmakers
Loveland City School District has been fortunate enough to welcome several local lawmakers over the past few weeks.
US Congressman Steve Chabot, who represents the 1st District of Ohio visited Loveland Middle School, touring classrooms and chatting with students.
Representative Jessica Miranda, who represents District 28 in the Ohio House got a chance to see our Loveland Primary School and Elementary School campuses.
Representative Tom Brinkman, who represents District 27 in the Ohio House spoke to government classes at Loveland High School.
Each one of these visits was an opportunity for our elected leaders to see first-hand the work that is going on inside our Loveland City Schools, and spend some time with our students. Superintendent Mike Broadwater looks forward to continuing to build relationships with each of them and working together to make sure our students are successful.
We will continue to welcome lawmakers in the weeks ahead as part of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) Hearts and Souls Project, which aims to put a face on the students of Ohio’s public schools and the educators who work tirelessly to serve them.
Loveland Robotics Headed to World Championship!
Loveland First Tech Challenge Team (FTC) 10464, the Bionic Tigers, and 5040, Nuts & Bolts recently competed in the Ohio and Kentucky FTC Championships. Nuts & Bolts won the Motivate Award and 2nd place for robot performance. Bionic Tigers won 4th place robot performance and the Think Award.
The Bionic Tigers also competed in the Kentucky FTC State Championship and ended the day with the Inspire Award as the best all-around team! This qualifies them for the World Championship in Houston.
Consider supporting the team by contacting email@example.com or by attending the Loveland Robotics Boosters Breakfast with the Bots on Saturday, April 9. They’ll be in the LHS Cafeteria from 8 am-noon showing off our award-winning robotics teams. There will be fun STEM activities for kids and a chance for visitors to drive the robots. Buy tickets here: https://www.lovelandroboticsboosters.org/breakfast-with-the-bots/
Run Like A Tiger in a Fun 5K
Join the Loveland Middle School/Intermediate School Parent Teacher Student Association (M/INT PTSA) as they host the Run Like A Tiger 5K. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 5 pm, join together with your neighbors and friends for a great event. The 5K at Nisbet Park will be chip-timed and take runners, walkers, and strollers out and back on the Bike Trail. Raffle prizes and awards will be given to the winners of each male and female age group. Register by following this link and get a free t-shirt if you sign-up by April 20! If you have questions email Runlikeatiger@yahoo.com.
Impact Night Thank You!
Thank you to all of our Loveland Tiger Families who showed up on Impact Night on Friday, March 4 and throughout Back our Businesses Week. Students in our Tigers Inc. program at Loveland High School worked with community partners to support local businesses, and they couldn’t have done it without you. Shops, restaurants, and other businesses tell our students they saw an increase in business all during Back our Businesses Week, and especially during Impact Night. As a result of the generosity of our community, they expect $6-8,000 to be donated to 14 local non-profits. Thank you for turning out and showing off our #beLOVEland spirit!
Bus Drivers Shown Love by LECC Staff
Bus drivers got a nice surprise when they pulled into Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC) recently. Staff members were outside with signs and breakfast treats to say thank you. Many of our drivers wrap up their morning routes with our youngest students, and the LECC staff took it upon themselves to give back to our drivers. Thank you to everyone who donated items, packed bags, and even cooked breakfast sandwiches for each of our drivers! This is a great example of our Loveland Tiger team members taking care of each other!
Loveland Leadership and Ethics Group has First Meeting
There is a new group at Loveland High School, thanks to interest from some of our students. After some of our students attended a recent Ethical Leadership seminar from the West Point Society of Cincinnati, the LHS Leadership and Ethics Group was born. Founding members Cole Brock, Joey Combs, Orhan Ozbudak, and Trent Saemann held their first meeting and completed a values assessment. They’ll gather together in the months ahead and wrestle with topics to stretch their ethical reasoning and leadership skills.
Celebrating Science at Loveland Intermediate School
Kindergarten Registration is Open!
It’s time for your young student to become a Loveland Tiger! If your child will be five years old on or before September 30, 2022, they are eligible to register for the Class of 2035. We are working to accommodate everyone who wants full-day Kindergarten.
Learn More about the District in Our Quality Profile
Loveland City Schools recently released our 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, highlights from our sports and arts programs. Follow this link and flip through it to learn more about Loveland City Schools!