Principal's Message

Last Updated: 4/6/2021 11:04 AM

David Kennedy

Principal Madeira High School

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April, 2021

Believe - Behave - Achieve!

We hope everyone had a peaceful Easter and restful spring break. With 4th quarter already well underway, our remaining weeks of school will surely fly by. End-of-Course (EOC) testing will start this Wednesday, April 7th with English 10. Please note that if your student is not taking the EOC tests, classes will begin at 9:35am. Wednesday will be “Blue” Day and Thursday will be an “Gold” Day. The bell order of classes will be different on testing days, so be sure to read the details below regarding testing days later this month.

 

We look forward to finishing this very unique school year the same way we started - Madeira Strong!

Go Mustangs! Go Amazons! Go Madeira!

Important Dates and Events

April

6th - School Resumes (Gold Day)

7th - End of Course Testing - English 10, delayed start (details below)

8th - End of Course Testing - English 10, delayed start (details below)

20th - End of Course Testing - Math, delayed start (details below)

21st - End of Course Testing - Math, delayed start (details below)

22nd - MHS PTO Virtual Meeting, 9:15am

27th - End of Course Testing - Biology, delayed start (details below)

28th - End of Course Testing - American History and Government, delayed start (details below)

30th - Teacher In-Service Day - NO SCHOOL

End-of-Course Testing - Month of April

Starting Wednesday, April 7th, Madeira High School will be administering the End-of-Course (EOC) tests required for graduation by the State of Ohio. On testing days, students taking an EOC test will report to school at the regular start time, while those not taking an EOC test will be on a 2-hour delay. On testing days, we will also be providing AP review sessions for students preparing for exams in May. Please refer to all of the information below and visit the schedule here for further details.

 

EOC Testing

Students enrolled in the following courses will be taking EOC tests:

  • April 7 & 8: English 10, CP English 10 and AP English Language and Composition (10)

  • April 20 & 21: Algebra, CP Algebra, CP Advanced Algebra, APEX CP Algebra, Geometry, CP Geometry, CP Advanced Geometry, Honors Geometry

  • April 27: Biology, CP Biology, Honors Biology

  • April 28: US Government, CP US Government, APEX CP Government, US History, CP US History

 

Students taking an EOC test are to report to school by 7:35 am on test days. Students NOT taking an EOC test will have a 2-hour delay and report to school by 9:35 am. Transportation for the delayed start must be arranged by the family and/or student. Buses will run at regular times. Students not testing and reporting to school at the normal start time are to report to the cafeteria area.

 

All tests will be completed from school issued Chromebooks, so it is absolutely necessary for students to bring their laptops fully charged each day for testing! Likewise, students should bring a fully charged calculator on math testing days.

 

If you have any questions regarding the schedule or about EOC testing, please contact Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Bloomstrom, or Mrs. Uihlein at (513) 891-8222.

Senior Events and Activities

As plans have changed and evolved to celebrate the Class of 2021, we have adjusted a few event dates in May. Please note the following:

 

Senior Academic Signing Day - Tuesday, May 4th at 3:15pm (Added)

Senior Awards Night - Thursday, May 6th at 7:30pm (No change)

Prom and After-Prom - Saturday, May 15th at 7pm (Changed)

Last School Day for Seniors, May 20th (No change)

Senior Banquet - Friday, May 21st at 7pm (Changed)

Graduation Practice/Senior Picnic/MES Walk - Wednesday, May 26th at 9:15am (No change)

Baccalaureate - Thursday, May 27th at 7:30pm (No change)

Graduation - Saturday, May 29th at 7:30pm (No change)

 

For a complete list of senior events and activities click here.

 

We will continue to relay more detailed information as plans are finalized. Stay tuned!

Underclassman Awards - Date Change

We changed the date of our annual Underclass (grade 9-11) Awards Day to Monday, May 24th at 12:45pm. We will announce details soon regarding parent participation in this event. Please mark your calendars to either attend in-person or virtually.

End-of-Year Exam Update

As we did at the mid-term, we will forgo end-of-year final exams for the 2020-2021 school year. A semester class grade will be calculated as a letter grade based on the average from the 3rd and 4th quarter quality points. For example, a student who earned a B (3.0) in the third quarter and an A (4.0) in the fourth quarter, will receive an A (3.5) for the semester. For year long courses, the semester progress grade will be computed in the same manner. The final grade for year long courses will include all four quarter grades. Note: College Credit Plus classes will be calculated based on the affiliated college/university's standards.

 

To accommodate classes with end-of-year presentations, practicums, assessments, projects, etc as part of the 4th quarter grade, the dismissal schedule for the last week of school will be different than our traditional exam week,

 

Monday, May 24th - dismissal at 2:15pm (Blue day classes)

Tuesday, May 25th - dismissal at 2:15pm (Gold day classes)

Wednesday, May 26th - dismissal at 11:45am (Blue day classes)

Thursday, May 27th - dismissal at 11:45am (Gold day classes)

 

Specific class meeting times and other details will be communicated soon.

Supporting Youth Mental Health - virtual event

 

 

 

 

 

 

When: Wednesday, April 14 (7:00-8:00 pm)

 

Who: Parents, educators, and community members from across the tri-state area.

 

What: An interactive, parent-focused event centered around youth mental health. Parents will learn about an amazing resource that is free to all. Parents will be able to pose questions that will be answered by professionals.

 

Link to Registerhttp://cookcenter.info/GrantUsHope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around Campus

State Wrestling Qualifier - Ramakrishna!

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Molly Hurley's Art Displayed at Washington Park!

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Get Connected!

Be sure to keep up with all the exciting things happening at MHS by following along on Twitter at @MadeiraHSPrin.

David Kennedy, Madeira High School Principal

David Kennedy, Madeira High School Principal

@MadeiraHSPrin

 

7465 Loannes Drive, Madeira OH 45243dkennedy@madeiracityschools.org513-891-8222madeiracityschools.org