Loveland City Schools Newsletter
June 4, 2022
Loveland Tiger Community,
We have been working together as a community over the past few months to build a Strategic Vision. Families, students, community members, and staff have been involved in great conversations, providing feedback about the future they want for our Loveland Tiger students. Together we’ve designed a plan with the goal areas of student success, collaborative culture, community engagement, and fiscal responsibility.
We will unveil our completed Strategic Vision during Launch Night on Monday, June 6 at 5 pm in the Loveland Middle School Cafeteria. I’m excited for everyone to see the results of our community’s hard work. This informal meeting is an opportunity to talk about what our Strategic Vision means for our kids and our district. Following Launch Night, our Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting at 6 pm to review the Strategic Vision.
During the Special Board of Education Meeting, the Board will hear from our Treasurer about present and future District finances, revenues, and resources. Federal ESSER pandemic relief funds and significant cuts after the March 2020 levy failure have allowed the district to delay requesting additional funding. The district’s most recent five-year forecast projects the district will move into deficit spending beginning in Fiscal Year 2023. You can review the five-year forecast by following this link.
The timeline for placing a levy on the ballot in November requires the Board to take action over the summer. If any action is taken, we will be sure to update our community. Over the past several months we have had many community members involved in our Strategic Vision process, and we look forward to more great conversations about the future of Loveland City Schools.
Have a safe, happy summer, and please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Loveland City Schools
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Welcome Dr. Stace Orso to Loveland City Schools
Dr. Stace Orso is the new Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for Loveland City Schools. Dr. Orso will join the district in August, replacing Andrea Conner. Read more here by following this link.
New School Start Times for the 2022-23 Year
Due to a shortage of bus drivers, Loveland City School District has realigned our building start times for the upcoming school year. You can read more about the changes by following this link.
Thank you, Community Partners!
Loveland City Schools recognized the community and business organizations that have created experiential learning opportunities for our students. These groups have partnered with us to develop internships, apprenticeships, and other programs to give our students real-world career experiences. Students who go through these programs have a chance to explore their interests, possibly earn credit toward graduation, and in some cases, earn a paycheck.
This program exemplifies the #beLOVEland spirit in our community because these programs are all about forming relationships. It starts with the relationship College and Career Counselor Drews Mitchell develops with our partner organizations and continues when our students form relationships with professionals in the community through their work experience.
Thank you to the following individuals and the organizations they represent. If you are interested in investing in our Loveland Tiger students with an experiential learning opportunity, please contact Drews Mitchell at email@example.com.
Dr. Marc Oria from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Julianna Witt and Jessica Dean from Easter Seals
Adam Mersch from First Star Logistics
Reed Crumley from Forward Edge
Jamie Barnett from Great Wolf Lodge
Kate Carrozza and Dr. Bea Woodall from Kings Veterinary Hospital
Cee Cee Collins from the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance
Elizabeth Hagloch from Loveland Middle School
Brian Hall from Loveland Symmes Fire Department
Will Menz and Jeff Wright from Miami Township Administration
Steve Kelly, Bob Foppe, and Jon McKinnish from Miami Township Fire & EMS
Van DeVol and Nick Winneberg from NEST
Dr. Peter McBride and Tara Eisenacher from NovaCare
Todd Schilling from Sinclair Workforce Development
Kristen Bagnall, Alyssa Graham, Bridget Lewis, and Pam Baird from TriHealh
Bonnie McNett from Whistle Stop Clay Works
Loveland Recognized for Drama
Our Loveland High School students had a chance to shine at the Cappies. The Cappies are like a local Tony Awards program for local high school theatre productions that rely on student critics to attend performances by local schools. Loveland High School’s fall play, “Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies,” brought home 7 Cappies!
Hair and Makeup – Ella Clemons and Avery Colletto
Sets – The Cast and Crew of Leading Ladies, headed up by stage managers, Kaitlyn Naylor and Elisabeth O’Neill, and crew members Gabby Fronk, Ryan James, and Zack Peebles
Comic Actress in a Play – Tricia Halili-Felse
Comic Actor in a Play – George Jewell
Supporting Actor – Myles Lamson
Lead Actor – Aidan McCracken
Play – Leading Ladies
Congratulations to everyone involved, and thank you to the many families, volunteers, and community members who support our drama programs!
Loveland is Cincinnati’s First “Heart Safe School”
Loveland High School is the Cincinnati area’s first Heart Safe School. This designation means we have met the protocol set forth by Project ADAM for training and response to cardiac events in the school to save lives. Thank you to our health team for working with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to take this vital step for the safety of our community. Learn more about Project ADAM by following this link.
Thank You, Congressman Wenstrup
Congressman Brad Wenstrup recently visited Loveland High School for a roundtable discussion with some of our students. They had an opportunity to learn more about public service and leadership by discussing Rep. Wenstrup’s military career, work as a physician, and service in Congress. Thank you, Rep. Wenstrup, for spending part of your day with our students!
8th Grade Washington, DC Trip Returns!
Our Loveland Middle School students recently completed a trip to Washington, DC. This trip has been a tradition for students, allowing them to learn about our country’s great history and heritage in the nation’s capital. Thank you to the staff and family members who served as chaperones.
LHS Students Help w/ Loveland's First Dog Park
Students Tiger Inc. at LHS partnered with the City of Loveland to make the city's first-ever dog park a reality! The Matt Haverkamp Foundation Dog Park was opened last month in Kiwanis Park. Thank you to the City of Loveland for this great opportunity for our kids!
Loveland Students Making a Global Impact
Our #beLOVEland spirit is now known worldwide, thanks to the generosity and hard work of our students, parents, and staff. Money raised during our Intermediate School “Walk for Water” project in the fall has built a well that carries the Loveland name in Sudan! Watch the water flow by following this link: https://animoto.com/play/v4JfLf7CSJVHS4Fg3wcKsw.
Learn More about the District in Our Quality Profile
Loveland City Schools recently released our 2021-2022 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 and highlights from our sports and arts programs. Follow this link and flip through it to learn more about Loveland City Schools!