February 2, 2021
Longtime Superintendent Remembered for Steady Leadership
Dr. Don Stroh is being remembered today for his steady leadership in the district during tremendous years of growth. His family shared that he passed away overnight. During his 34 years, Millard grew from a class D to class A school district. When he began in 1955, Millard had an enrollment of 135 students, and his duties included teaching world geography, coaching all sports and being the district book keeper. By 1978, Millard was the third largest school district in the state, which it remains today. At his retirement in 1989, the district had expanded to 23 buildings and 15,722 students. Key accomplishments of Dr. Stroh’s tenure included managing the rapid growth of the district, building strong community support and ensuring excellence in education. Our thoughts are with Mona, his wife of 71 years, their three sons and extended family.
Dr. Stroh and Faculty, 1958
Dr. Stroh seated at right, photo courtesy Millard Times Remembered
Dr. Stroh's Yearbook Photo, 1989
The caption in the 1989 Millard yearbook mentioned he would retire that year.
Dr. Stroh, Career Interview
Dr. Stroh was interviewed about his career after retirement.
February Employees of the Month
Check out the pictures and videos below to see how we surprised our February Employees of the Month!
Kirshell McClannan February
Jenny Meier February
Millard Food Service Supports Community During Pandemic
The Board heard the Millard Public Schools food service report for the first half of the school year. As the pandemic continues, Millard and its food service partner, Sodexo, continue to serve students both in school and through curbside delivery. In total, 1,148,973 meals were served from August through December. Due to the pandemic, meals continue to be free to families, subsidized by the USDA through this school year or until available funds are depleted.
2020 Bond Construction Documents and Contracts Approved
The Board approved construction documents for renovations at Cather and Morton Elementary Schools and Millard North Middle School. Contracts were approved for three summer projects, the dock and service drive replacement at Keith Lutz Horizon High School, phase one of the Millard South High School parking lot replacement and lighting replacement at Cather Elementary School.
Our Staff Shine!
- Russell Middle School World Language Teacher Stacy Kester-Pearson has been honored as a Star 104.5 Teacher of the Week! She was nominated by every student in one of her 7th grade classes.
- Bryan Elementary School 5th Grade Teacher Josh Monroe has been honored with the Sweet 98.5 Top Teacher Award.
The 2021 Awards of Excellence Now Accepting Nominations
The MPS Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Awards of Excellence. Click here and nominate your favorite teacher, support staff member, volunteer or administrator today!
Welcome to Millard!
We welcome the following employees to Millard Public Schools in the coming school year!
- Brady J. Hohl – Business Teacher at Millard West High School
- Nicholas M. Everett – Math Teacher at Millard North High School
- Misty D. Graham – English Language Learner Teacher at Millard South High School
- Abbie J. Sivinski – Counselor at Millard North High School
Thank You for Your Service!
The following employees will resign at the end of the school year.
- Tina D. Clark – Fourth Grade Teacher at Cody Elementary School
- Kaeleb P. Bessmer – Resource Teacher at Millard North High School