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
The Grant Application Form for Spring 2014 is available now on the Grants page, and must be submitted by February 10, 2014.
The Milford Schools Foundation has established an Outstanding Alumni Award. This award honors graduates who have distinguished themselves in many diverse fields of endeavor after leaving Milford High School. They have done this through career achievements, service, or contributions to society in one of the following areas: Arts/Humanities, Business/Industry, Community Service, Science/Education, Public Service, Military Service, Athletics, or Special Recognition. In the past, these honorees have represented seven generations of MHS history. These alumni are honored at the annual Night of The Stars banquet in the fall.
The goal is to make the entire community aware that the Milford Schools produce outstanding graduates. Also, through a Senior-Alumni Assembly, the foundation wants to increase the awareness of our current students to the limitless potential that awaits them in their own careers.
The Milford Schools Foundation is accepting nominations for this year’s Outstanding Alumni Awards. Any Milford High School graduate who has excelled in his/her personal or professional life is eligible. Nominations for this year’s awards should be sent to Mrs. Mary Anne Will, Foundation President at either of the following:
- Mrs. Mary Anne Will
2902 Traverse Creek Drive
Milford, OH 45150
Please enclose the nominee’s name, contact information, and a brief explanation of why you are suggesting that we honor this MHS graduate. Nominations must be received by the Milford Schools Foundation by Friday, February 28, 2014.
Saturday Evening, November 2, 2013
RSVP Banquet Center
453 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140
$45.00 per person
Tickets can be purchased at:
Lehr’s Meats – 740 Main Street, Milford, OH 45150
Park National Bank – 25 Main Street, Milford, OH 45150
Milford School District Office – 777 Garfield Avenue, Milford, OH 45150
George “Buddy” Siemering • Class of 1963
Michael Banks • Class of 1969
Barry Bonnell • Class of 1971
Gary Knepp • Class of 1972
William Willenbrink • Class of 1977
Dan Caldwell • Class of 1989
Adrienne Evans Windley • Class of 1981
Tony Freeman • Class of 1977
Johnny Vilardo • Class of 1981
Recipient of the Foundation President’s Award
Stacey-Rae Simcox • Class of 1992
By Keith BieryGolick
Originally posted on August 29, 2013 on news.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20130829/NEWS0102/308290089/
Fifth-grade teacher Steve Heck will speak to businesses and possible investors in early September about Milford’s Spaceflight Experimental Design Challenge.
Heck said superintendent Bob Farrell wants him to limit his spiel to 10 minutes. After spending nearly 90 minutes in an interview talking about the program, he said that could be a challenge. Continue reading
The 2013 Fall Classic Golf Event will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Hickory Woods Golf Club.
Registration and lunch begin at 11:00am. The event will be a scramble format (aka captain’s choice)
with a shotgun start at 12:30. After golf a buffet dinner will be served, prizes drawn, and awards
Please see the 2013 Fall Classic Golf Event for more details and to register for the event.