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Holiday Wishes from the Office of the Superintendent

It's the Holiday Season once again. Family gatherings, nativity scenes, and plenty of food are some of the exciting activities we all look forward to around Christmas. This time of the year helps us reflect on the successes and challenges we have had in the past twelve months. I have recently taken some time to do just that. We have seen great success in 2018. We have increased our achievement level on the state report card and we have lowered the number of student absences, all while becoming as efficient as we can with our finances. We have seen support for community and individual causes championed by both students and staff. No matter what positive or negative comes to my mind I keep coming back to a common theme, I am thankful I am here! My thankfulnesses is not related to my eight-minute commute or my pay it is because I know we are making a difference in the lives of our students. I am grateful that for some students we open doors to possibilities they never thought imaginable. I am grateful that our work offers hope. Our work makes a difference. To be in this district, at this time, with these staff members and students makes us truly blessed! I wish you a blessed and happy holiday season! ... and as always GOOOOOO Falcons!

Clinton-Massie Treasurer, Tracy Parker, announces retirement

Tracy Parker has been a part of the Clinton-Massie Local School District’s Treasurer’s Office since March of 1989 with a brief 9-month stint as Human Resource Specialist at Warren County Career Center. She has served as Treasurer for 17 of her 30-year career. Throughout her time in education, Tracy has been committed to being a good steward of district funds and is grateful to have been a part of the Falcon Family.

Tracy is a graduate of East Clinton Local Schools and received her Accounting Degree from Southern State Community College. She obtained her School Treasurer’s License in 1990 and is an active member of the Ohio Association of School Business Officials. Tracy has received the Ohio Auditor of State Award for the past several years, and she was awarded the Southwest Region OSBA 2018 Outstanding Treasurer of the year.

Tracy’s greatest reward in life has been her family. She has been married for 30 years to her loving husband, Jerry, and has two wonderful daughters, Courtney and Kensey. Tracy is looking forward to the next chapter of her life and being able to spend more time with her family while helping with the family business.

Although Tracy has enjoyed working at CM for the past 30 years and takes great pride in her accomplishments, her most lasting memories will be all of the friendships and relationships she has made along the way. Tracy wishes CM continued success.

The Clinton-Massie Board of Education has recently named Tracy's successor. Carrie Bir, an educator out of Centerville City Schools, will replace Tracy as the treasurer effective January 1, 2019. Tracy and Carrie have been working on the transition of duties over the last couple of months.

Clinton-Massie Local Schools honors local veterans with a day of celebration.

Clinton-Massie Marching Band Performs at OMEA State Event.

The 2018 Marching Band finished their competition season by attending the OMEA state finals. They performed Sunday, November 4th at Welcome Stadium. Marching bands only qualify for state finals when nine judges give them an overall superior rating. This year our marching band qualified for state at two competitions; a first for Clinton-Massie! In their final competition, they finished with a rating of "2". Excellent job by all students, staff, and parent volunteers.

A very successful Patriot Day Activity to commemorate the victims of 9/11

Each year Clinton-Massie Local Schools takes a moment to remember those lost in the 9/11 attacks. We celebrate their lives through activities on Patriot Day as well as take time to reflect on those in our own lives we have lost. This year the high school was our participating school for the on-field activity. Each class was assigned a color; Seniors/White, Juniors/Blue, Sophomores/Red, Freshman/White and the Staff wore Blue. As usual, our students were respectful while Mr. Baker addressed the crowd. They were also patient and flexible during the setup process. We spelled out the words "United We Stand". There were also activities in the each of the other buildings commemorating this day.

Special Education Department receives highest rating from ODE

We are excited to share that we have received our annual Ohio Special Education Rating for the 2017-2018 school year from the Ohio Department of Education. We received the highest rating possible, receiving 4 out of 4 points possible in the areas of overall performance compliance and academic performance for our special education population PreK-12.


We certainly couldn't have achieved this rating without the fantastic staff, students, and parents that we are so very fortunate to have here at Clinton Massie Schools! Thanks to all of you for what you do each day with our special education population as well as all of our students!

Another Stellar Bus Inspection

In a recent surprise spot inspection done by the State Highway Patrol, Clinton-Massie Local Schools showed itself very well. We only had one bus "tagged-out" and it was out of service for a very small repair and a short amount of time. Thank you to Stephen Ford, Doug "Freddy" Prewitt, and all of our bus drivers for their hard work and careful treatment of our fleet.

Thank You Local Business Partners for Supporting Winter Team Meals!!

It would be hard to keep the wheels turning without the support of our local businesses. Thank you to the following friends that have helped support our winter team meals.

Arby's, Fiesta Veracruz, Frisch's, Bob Evans, Wendy's, Gold Star Chili

Clinton-Massie Local Schools receives "Independent Status" Rating from ODE

Clinton-Massie is proud to announce that each building has achieved the ranking of "Independent Status" based on Ohio's accountability system. There are four rankings and "Independent" is the highest ranking available. In a letter to each school from the Ohio Department of Education Clinton-Massie "strives to continuously improve student outcomes by supporting the whole child, ensuring equitable services for all students, and creating a culture and climate that support learning." We are proud of our building leaders, staff, and students.

Now Hiring!


Clinton-Massie Local Schools is currently seeking substitute educational aides, substitute bus drivers, and substitute custodians at all three buildings. Click here to apply. Please send your completed application to cyndi.vonderhaar@cmfalcons.org or mail it to 2556 Lebanon Rd. Clarksville, OH 45113.