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Back-to-School Spotlight Message from Mr. Philpot, MLSD Superintendent
 
We welcome back our students and staff with new and renewed educational goals as well as enhanced safety and supports. Although last year proved to be challenging in many ways, our staff, students and community have continued to work together to reflect, learn and grow.  I would again like to thank everyone for their assistance and support in the wake of a difficult year.   

As we move forward, our staff continues to set high academic expectations.  Last spring, students in grades 3-8 and high school took Ohio’s State Tests in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.  These tests measure student progress toward Ohio’s Learning Standards, showing that our students have the knowledge and skills needed to move successfully to their next steps in education or a career.  Our staff uses these test results to better plan and implement lessons for academic progress year after year.

Over the summer, we made several safety enhancements on campus while working diligently to maintain a welcoming and supportive environment for students and staff.  This year the MLSD will have two full-time school resource officers on campus.  Other physical enhancements include classroom number signs on the exterior and interior of the building, improved public address system and additional secured keyfob entry points to the building.  The district also invested in handheld metal detectors, additional emergency radios and the installation of shatterproof safety film on the windows of all classroom doors.  

The MLSD administration took additional training this summer to enhance our safety protocols in the event of a crisis situation.  Our staff and students will learn and practice these protocols through drills scheduled throughout the school year.  

Additionally, in a partnership with Monroe, Middletown, Edgewood and Fairfield schools, Madison will share the benefits of a Director of Public Safety who will serve as the liaison with EMA, first responders, Ohio Homeland Security, Ohio Department of Education and many others.  This person will coordinate safety plans, trainings, and manage all compliance mandates for all five districts. 

Finally, through funds from a grant from the United States Department of Education, Madison Local School District will continue to have additional supports available for stress management and crisis intervention as needed.
 
Our hope is that all of these efforts, combined with the positive and supportive culture in our schools, will set the tone for a fantastic 2016-2017 school year.

 

 Curtis Philpot

Superintendent, Madison Local School District
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Mohawk News

Youth Volleyball Clinic

October 8th at Madison Jr/Sr High School
Grades K-2: 10:00am-12:00pm
Grades 3-6: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Please return your entry form and $20 payment to Charity Smith or Madison Elementary School office by September 30th.

Butler Tech Bus Departure Time Change

Effective Tuesday September 27th the Butler Tech bus will begin leaving at 6:53 AM. This is two minutes earlier than the current time of 6:55 AM. All students that are not able to be on the bus at 6:53 AM will have to find alternate transportation to Butler Tech.

Xavier University Juried Exhibition

Competition is open to any student currently enrolled in a regional high school as a junior or senior. All work must be original.

Media includes painting, sculpture, graphics, drawing ,printmaking, fibers, ceramics, photography, digital imagery, jewelry, etc.
Submissions are due by Oct. 3. See Mrs. Scherer for more information or contact the Department of art at Xavier University 513-745-3811.

Mr. Jackson's Farm

t's time to visit Mr. Jackson's Farm! Look for this permission slip to come home in your son/daughter's backpack today. Please return the form by next Tuesday, September 27th. Click to download the form.

All Pro Dad - Monthly Breakfast

Serving students in grades PK-12 in the MLSD, the Madison All Pro Dad chapter is a group of dads and male role models, dedicated to strengthening the relationship with the kids in our community. Join them each month for breakfast with your Madison student. For more information and to register as an All Pro Dad, click the headline.

Homecoming Court 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming King & Queen Candidates and attendants!
Click the headline to see a list of names and a photo of the king and queen candidates.

Ohio State Report Card - MLSD Response

Today, the Ohio School Report Cards were released for the 2015-2016 school year.
We are the first to acknowledge that on the surface, the results for Madison Local Schools are not what we had hoped for as an overall indication of our students’ success, as is true for the majority of schools across Ohio. However, it is very important to keep in mind that this year’s results reflect a transition year, with new tests and test administration as well as higher achievement targets and expectations set by the state.

As a district, we will use these indicators, which are presented on a scale of A-F, to inform us of target areas in need of growth and improvement. However, we will not allow them to define us.

We recognize that some of our stakeholders will use these results to gauge the district’s overall success, much like we use our students’ own report cards to gauge their success in a class. However, we urge you to do so cautiously, because without a true understanding of the process and changes to the reports, the two simply do not compare. We assure you however, that we recognize and work diligently each day to use such data to inform instruction at Madison Local Schools. There is room for improvement and we feel confident that the report card will continue to help both our staff and students be successful.

In closing, we believe that our community knows and appreciates the kind of education our district delivers everyday in the classrooms at Madison. Equally, so much of what our community values cannot be measured on a standardized test, yet our state seems fixated only on measures which can be tested, and in fact, testing many more times each year than federal legislation requires. Therefore, as a district, we will adjust our focus and do our best to hone in on the new state target. We will not however lose sight of the standards of a quality education that our Mohawk community values.

Click the headline to see a snapshot of Ohio School Report Card results for Butler County as well as some statistics across the state.

Financial Aid Night - September 22, 2016

Interested in FREE MONEY to help pay for your college tuition? Learn more at Madison’s Financial Aid Night on September 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Madison Jr/Sr High School Media Center
High school seniors and parents are encouraged to attend!
*Financial aid is changing drastically this year. Please stop by to get the information you need to be prepared!

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