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Principal's Message

David Kennedy

Principal Madeira High School

MHS Principal's Update 8/23/18


Dear MHS Families and Students Grades 9-12,      


We are so excited to have two significant events occurring this week - Homecoming and Day of Service 2018!  Both events play an instrumental role in the spirit and culture of Madeira High School. Details for both events are included below.   We look forward to coming together as a community to celebrate and serve!


Overall, things continue to be awesome at the high school!   Students are working hard to be different, noticeable, and appealing (Madeira Strong) in a variety of ways. Our athletic teams are leaving a unique mark on the fall season with several key victories over challenging competition.  The Marching Mustangs have officially put their show “on the field” and are gaining steam toward their goal of qualifying for State. Madeira Theatre kicked off their season by casting the fall production, Almost Maine, and academically, we celebrated the students that qualified in the National Merit Scholarship Program as National Merit Semi-Finalists and Commended students.  Our students continue to translate the Madeira Strong culture into action!


Go Mustangs and Amazons!


Here are some important upcoming items and dates to remember:


Madeira is required by law to ensure all students attending school are current on their immunizations. All seniors must turn in documentation that they have received: 2 Meningitis Vaccines OR 1 meningitis Vaccine (if received after their 16th birthday) OR a completed and signed Exemption for this vaccine (if applicable). If your child has not received their vaccine, you will need to make an appointment with your child’s doctor as soon as possible and notify the school of your scheduled appointment. In addition, you must have your child immunized with the vaccine no later than October 10, 2018. On this date, we are required to notify the state of those students not immunized.

Cincinnati Etiquette & Leadership Institute (CELI) Workshops

The Cincinnati Etiquette & Leadership Institute, LLC (CELI) will be conducting training programs to prepare students with an essential, yet often overlooked,  set of skills to become college and career ready.  MHS and CELI will facilitate a special learning journey that is fun, interactive, and empowering.  The training will provide the lifelong skills and heightened self-awareness needed in a fiercely competitive marketplace.  Emerging leaders will learn to project confidence, authority, and refinement when it counts. Please read the attached workshop descriptions to learn more.  

For more details and registration information, please see the attached flyers!  Register for one or all of the workshops today!  Registration is open through October 5th.

MHS Homecoming is here!

Here is the scoop…

The theme this year is Harry Potter!


Staff and students participate in this fun-filled week!

Monday, 9/24 – Pajama Day

Tuesday, 9/25 – Jersey or College Day

Wednesday, 9/26 – Tie Dye Day

Thursday, 9/27 – USA Day

Friday, 9/28 – Color Wars


Students and staff will participate in a spirited rally to conclude our Day of Service at school on Friday, 9/28. (More information on Day of Service below.)


The court will be presented and the 2018 Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned during halftime activities at the football game.


Madeira takes on Reading at Madeira Stadium. The game starts promptly at 7 pm!


The parade will starts at 5:30pm in downtown Madeira and proceeds to Madeira High School!


The dance will be held later on Saturday, October 13th from 9pm-midnight.  More details will follow on ticket sales.

Day of Service

Madeira High School is looking forward to our annual Day of Service sponsored by the Madeira Schools Foundation on Friday, September, 28th.   All 400+ students and teachers will travel to over 30 different agencies across the Greater Cincinnati area to assist with service projects!  Students and staff will be painting, cleaning, raking, mulching, and much more. The day signifies the importance placed on service at MHS! Service is not just something we do, it is part of who we are!  

Just a reminder to parents and students that permission slips are due for Day of Service!  Please be sure to have those signed and returned by Friday morning so you are able to serve.  


Other Important Dates


September    28 - Homecoming Parade and Game *(Dance is in October)

28 - Day of Service Event

October 8 - Picture Retake Day

10 - PSAT & College and Career Planning Day

12 - End of First Quarter

13 - Homecoming Dance 9:00 pm to Midnight

25 - Parent Conference Night 3:30 - 7:00 pm

29 - Parent Conference Night 3:30 - 7:00 pm

November    1 - Parent Conference Night 3:30 - 7:00 pm

Get Connected!

Be sure to keep up with all the exciting things happening at MHS by following along on Twitter at @MadeiraHSPrin.  No Twitter, no problem. You can receive text messages from the principal by texting the message “@mhs-comm” to the number 81010