The 2014 Fall Classic Golf Event

The 2014 Fall Classic Golf Event will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Hickory Woods Golf Club.

Registration and lunch begin at 11:00am. The event will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 12:30. After golf a buffet dinner will be served, prizes drawn, and awards presented.

Please see the 2014 Fall Classic Golf Event for more details and to register for the event.

Corbin Hooker – Boyd E. Smith Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Corbin Hooker, recipient of this year’s $5,000 Boyd E. Smith Scholarship presented by the Milford Schools Foundation at this year’s Dinner of Excellence.

Corbin Hooker will attend Vanderbilt University to study political science and chemical and bio-molecular engineering. He was also accepted to Georgetown University and he is currently on the wait list for Yale University and Harvard University. Corbin has been a Milford student for 12 years. He is the Valedictorian for the class of 2014.

Milford pupils to send experiments into space

About 50 Milford Exempted Village Schools fifth-grade pupils will be sending experiments into space next year, courtesy of a test program to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

As the winning teams were announced May 28, a crowd of hundreds in Milford High School’s cafeteria cheered and applauded. Students representing “the Right Stuff” from a new generation of space pioneers proudly marched up to a podium to accept medals and certificates of achievement.

“My favorite part was the adrenaline of waiting to see who was going to get to go into space,” fifth-grader Ty Dominguez said. The 11-year-old’s team from Meadowview Elementary will explore how microgravity affects an egg that hatches on earth when its experiment flies to suborbital space aboard XCOR Aerospace, a commercial spacecraft that plans to start offering space flights in 2015.

“Science fairs are fun, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard kids cheering each other at a science fair,” fifth-grade teacher Steve Heck said. Continue reading

Center Bank Donation

We would like to thank Center Bank for their continued support of the Milford Schools Foundation. Center Bank recently conducted a customer survey and committed to donated $10 for every customer survey that was completed. So, we would like to thank all of the Center Bank customers that took the time to complete the survey and raise $1,560 for the Foundation. This was truly a beneficial event for all involved. Jim Parker and Jean Ackermann were presented a check today from Angela Hawkins on behalf of Center Bank.

Proud to be an Eagle?

Tell us more.

Results are already pouring in from the new alumni survey that Milford Schools Foundation launched this week.

In the process of doing research for awards and scholarships, Foundation members have discovered over the years that there are only piecemeal collections of information about Milford grads. When the question arose, “Where are they now?” it was tough to find an answer.

The Foundation decided to sponsor a survey to begin collecting alumni information to be housed in one main database. This information will be used only by the Foundation and by the administration of the Milford school district to support future alumni activities.

If you haven’t ready, click the link to be taken to the survey. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3FS8RJF) Tell us more about why you are proud to be an Eagle!

Milford 5th Graders Take on Space

Mulberry Elementary teacher Steve Heck and the Milford Schools Foundation have helped bring the excitement of space and science to Milford 5th graders this school year.

A grant from Duke Energy has provided new resources and opportunities that include:

  • Teacher training at iSpace in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • iSpace mission visitation by all Milford 5th grade students (548 students)
  • Formation of 137 student-design teams whose experiments may be selected to go to space

Throughout January, fifth graders visited iSPACE, located on the Scarlet Oaks Campus of Great Oaks. iSpace is designed for students in grades Pre-K through 12 with an emphasis on hands-on learning in the areas of STEM.

“The iSpace visit was to help motivate students in STEM, foster student team work, and develop inquiry-based skills in students. And, to have some fun with science too!” shared Heck.

Boyd E. Smith teacher, Bridget Moore added, “My students and I LOVED the field trip to iSPACE! I have never been on a field trip where 100% of the students were engaged 100% of the time and LEARNED so much!”

The next STEM-related project for 5th graders will be the formation of student-design teams. A total of 137 teams will be formed throughout all elementary schools and then given the task to create an experiment. For their experiments, students will only be given a 10-centimeter cube and the rest is up to them. Continue reading