A Page-Turning Farewell: Mt. Healthy City Schools’ Library Gift As the sun sets on this school year, the library team prepared to bid farewell to students with the annual book giveaway!  The days have passed, and students are now happily diving into worlds unknown, solving mysteries, and befriending unforgettable characters – all within the pages of a book. P.S. Check out our shared pictures featuring snapshots of students happily diving into their new books.
What is better than elementary students enjoying ice cream on a hot day? Our South Elementary students had the opportunity to visit the Mt. Healthy Dairy Bar last week and we wanted to share the moment with you!  Although some ice cream was spilled, there were still smiles and laughing all around. Thank you to the staff for making memories that the students won't soon forget.
A Morning of Achievement: Top 25 Senior Breakfast Celebration Mt. Healthy City School District proudly hosted the Top 25 Senior Breakfast this morning at the Jr/Sr High School Banquet Center, honoring the outstanding academic achievements of the top 25 ranked students in the class of 2024. The event was attended by students, their families, friends, faculty members, and guests. The morning began with a breakfast prepared by our culinary staff and students, featuring an array of treats including bacon, eggs, pastries, and beverages. As a special token of appreciation, each student was presented with a complimentary gift from GEAR UP, a program dedicated to helping students prepare and succeed in post-secondary education. Principal Amy Criswell delivered inspiring words of encouragement and wisdom to the attendees, highlighting the passion and commitment demonstrated by the students throughout their academic journey. Senior Counselor Michael O'Toole then took the stage to individually recognize and present certificates to each of the top 25 students, acknowledging their academic accomplishments and contributions to the school community.
 MTHCS Students and Families we are excited to announce an exciting summer opportunity for all students 7-12 this summer. Students have the opportunity to choose their own adventure during the month of June!  This program is for Credit Recovery, Original Credit, JH enrichment and just plain FUN everyday. See below for the details!  Adventure #WORTHY- you are worthy of a fun filled summer - come spend it with us!  All students register using the QR code and commit to attend programming June 3-27, 8:00-12:00pm each day.  Transportation provided  Breakfast and lunch provided  Each student will receive a box of non-perishable items each week for themselves and each sibling to take home.  Extended programming for Friday Field Trips is available for students  There truly is something for everyone! Please reach out if you have questions or need assistance completing registration. It is going to be a really great summer!
Imaginations Run Wild: Chalk Drawing Contest  Today we celebrated creativity and talent as our Chalk Drawing Contest unfolded. With 59 artists and 5 student helpers, the front parking lot of our Jr/Sr High School turned into a canvas of dreams and fantasies inspired by the theme, "Imagination Unleashed."  Thank you to our staff volunteers, as well as to the duo of Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Litkenhaus, who organized and coordinated an event that allowed for students to have fun and enjoy working on a project together! The day kicked off early at 8 am, with artists armed with buckets of chalk and a pre approved draft of the art they would be creating.  As the event came to a close, the parking lot was filled with a tapestry of scenes and unique pieces of art. The diversity of styles and themes showcased the unique perspectives of each team. What's more, every participant earned a Fine Arts graduation seal and the chance for a cash prize for those whose creations captured the eyes of our judges.  This year's theme, "Imagination Unleashed," brought out the best in our artists and encouraged them to push themselves to explore different artistic themes.  Once again, a big round of applause to all our participants, helpers, and organizers for making this Chalk Drawing Contest a day to remember.
3rd Annual Pigs, Pizza, and Poetry Event: A Night of Literacy and Community Spirit Last week, Mt. Healthy School District celebrated its 3rd Annual Pigs, Pizza, and Poetry event at Tikkun Farm, marking yet another successful year of promoting literacy and community engagement. The event  aimed to bring the community together for an evening of poetry recitals, delicious pizza, and a chance to interact with farm animals, all while highlighting effective strategies for teaching literacy. With 141 individuals attending, including students, families, and staff members, the event was filled with spectacular poetry performances, engaging literacy activities that complement classroom learning, and memorable encounters with farm animals such as chickens, alpacas, and puppies. Participants also had the opportunity to enjoy roasting marshmallows for s'mores. We are thrilled with the overwhelming success of this year's Pigs, Pizza, and Poetry event. It was wonderful to see our students and their families deeply engaged in literary activities and bonding over shared experiences. The event wouldn't have been possible without the dedication and support of the staff, families, and community members who contributed to its success. Event Facts: 141 attendees Consumed: 40 pizzas 60 Applesauce pouches 138 cookies 60 Juicy Juice boxes S'mores (exact count unconfirmed) 15 memorized poems recited Countless smiles and cherished memories shared
5th & 6th Grade Girls Take the Lead in STEM Learning at University of Cincinnati  MTHCS 5th and 6th grade girls proudly participated in Girls in STEM Day at the University of Cincinnati, encouraging their interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Hosted by UC and sponsored by Turner Construction, P&G, Pilot Chemical Company, and the Greater STEM Collaborative, the event welcomed 30 enthusiastic 5th and 6th grade girls from North and South Elementary.  Accompanied by staff members  Ms. Tubbs and Mrs. Haffner, our students engaged in a range of interactive sessions designed to inspire and educate. These included:  Bath Bomb Creation: With guidance from P&G volunteers, students had a hands-on experience in crafting bath bombs, sparking their curiosity in chemistry and product design. Building a Wall Project: Turner Construction engineers led a session where students learned about the intricacies of construction, from insulation to wiring, plumbing, and aesthetics. IT Wire Circuit Workshop: UC’s IT program facilitated a workshop where students created an Information Technology wire circuit. This program also offers opportunities for high school students to earn certifications and college credits while still in high school, thanks to Mr. White’s teaching.  Through these experiences, our young learners gained valuable insights into various STEM disciplines, encouraging their passion and interest in pursuing future careers in these fields. Thank you to UC, staff volunteers, and all sponsors for making this event possible.
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There is a hero behind every meal served at Mt. Healthy City Schools.  A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SCHOOL LUNCH HEROES!  We want to recognize and express our gratitude to the hardworking lunch heroes in the school district. #SLHD24  Our students have a meal every day because of your work from the preparation to the time it ends up on a student’s tray. Thank you for ensuring that all our students have access to nutritious food.  We recognize the effort and care you put into your work, and we couldn't do what we do without you. You are our everyday heroes!
Recap of Family STEM Night - A Night of Learning and Fun!
Open Enrollment is Now Live!  Open Enrollment for the upcoming academic year at Mt. Healthy City School District is officially open as of today! This initiative offers an invitation for students from other districts to join our educational community.  To guide you through this process, we've prepared two comprehensive documents containing enrollment guidelines and application instructions. You can find them attached for your reference. Unlike our standard enrollment procedures managed through FinalForms, Open Enrollment will utilize a convenient Google Form link for the initial application.   This link is now accessible on our website at:
David Gray II Recognized at Northwest Exchange Club's Youth of the Month Program  David Gray II, has been recognized as a nominee for the Youth of the Month program by the Northwest Exchange Club. The program honors outstanding high school juniors who demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, school activities, and community service. At a recent event attended by students from various schools, including Lasalle, Mercy McCauley, Northwest, North College Hill, Roger Bacon, and Colerain, David Gray II emerged as the representative from Mt. Healthy. This recognition underscores David's achievements and contributions to both his school and the wider community.  During the event, David delivered a speech focusing on the themes of diversity and inclusion, highlighting how these values have profoundly impacted his life. He emphasized the supportive environment at Mt. Healthy City Schools, where he has been encouraged to embrace his unique identity and pursue his goals with confidence. David, who ranks second in the Class of 2025, notably skipped a grade in junior high after advocating for a more challenging academic experience, highlighting his determination.  In addition to his academic success, David is actively involved in various extracurricular activities. He is a proud member of the National Honor Society, has volunteered with the Kathryn Betts Foundation at a Reds Game, and participates in both the school band and basketball team.  Accompanied by his family, including his mother Latasha, father David Gray Sr, and sister Megan, David was honored alongside other finalists at the event. While the winner from Mercy/McCauley received a $1,000 check, each finalist, including David, received a $250 award in recognition of their achievements.  The Youth of the Month program, hosted by the Northwest Exchange Club, serves as a platform to celebrate the talents and accomplishments of exceptional young leaders like David Gray II. Mt. Healthy City Schools commends David for his dedication, leadership, and positive impact on the school community.
After-School Boxing Club for Students  Check out this innovative addition to our extracurricular activities: the Boxing Club. The club is aimed at promoting exercise, camaraderie, self-defense skills, and has proven to be an exciting opportunity for students across our district.  Partnering with Real Deal Boxing Club, known for its commitment to training and excellence in the sport, will give students who demonstrate progress and dedication within the school club an opportunity to join Real Deal Boxing Club.  As part of the 21st Century grant initiative, which emphasizes holistic development and enrichment for students, the After-School Boxing Club offers an array of benefits. Not only do students have the chance to learn self-defense techniques and improve their fitness levels, but they are also provided with meals.  The upcoming highlight for our boxers is a field trip scheduled for May 4th at the Flock Dome. Here, students will get to watch members of Real Deal Boxing Club in action, witnessing firsthand the skill and practice required to excel in the sport.  During a recent practice session, we had the opportunity to observe the club in action. Students engaged in a dynamic warm-up routine that included jump roping, followed by instruction on proper hand wrapping techniques by advisor and teacher Joel Bartlett and Mindy Reichelt. Notably, experienced students took on mentorship roles, assisting their peers in learning how to wrap their hands.  The practice session was structured with timed intervals so that students could engage in a workout with various exercises and equipment. From free-standing bags to speed bags, heavy bags, angled heavy bags, and double end bags, students had the chance to explore different aspects of boxing training under expert guidance.  We are excited about the positive impact the After-School Boxing Club continues to have on our students, not only does it encourage physical fitness and self-defense skills, but it also creates a sense of belonging and teamwork among participants. We are grateful for the partnership with Real Deal Boxing Club and look forward to seeing our students thrive in the sport.
Reminder: April 24th Financial Meeting  Where: Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr High School Auditorium  When: 6:30pm  We hope this message finds you well. We would like to extend our gratitude to those who participated in the first two financial meetings.  As a reminder, our next financial meeting is scheduled for tonight, April 24th, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Jr/Sr High Auditorium. This meeting will continue our discussions on crucial topics such as school funding, fiscal emergency, and the auditor’s reports. Your presence and input are appreciated as we navigate these important matters together.  Your involvement is vital to the success of our district, and we are committed to transparency and collaboration every step of the way. If you have any further questions or require additional information, please don't hesitate to reach out to our leadership team.  Thank you once again for your ongoing support of our community's well-being. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting tonight!
In celebration of National Library Month, we wanted to thank the librarians of MTHCS. Your commitment to helping students  find a love of reading, providing valuable resources, and nurturing a culture of learning is truly commendable. Thank you for your passion and the positive impact you make in the lives of our students and educators every day.