Principal's Message

Last Updated: 3/2/2023 6:17 PM

David Kennedy

Principal Madeira High School

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MARCH 2023

March is here and hopefully winter is behind us! The past few weeks have been very eventful with so many of our athletic and academic teams doing so well! Congratulations to all our swimmers that qualified and competed at the state tournament last weekend, and best of luck to our wrestlers who continue onward and upwards to districts this weekend. Go Madeira!


Below are some of the events in the coming weeks heading into spring break. This month marks the end of 3rd quarter and the beginning of the 4th. When we return from break, time will fly with state testing and end-of-year celebratory events in April and May. We look forward to finishing the year Madeira Strong!


We hope every family has a great spring break!

Go Mustangs! Go Amazons! Go Madeira!

Important Dates and Events


9th - End of 3rd Quarter

10th - No School: Teacher In-Service Day

11th - Madeira Schools Foundation Auction

12th - Daylight Savings

14th - ACT Day for all Juniors (see details below)

16th - Band & Choir Concert at 6:30pm in the Auditorium

22nd - MHS Blood Drive

22nd - Senior Class Meeting during Common Time in the Auditorium

27th - Spring Break Begins



3rd - School Resumes

March 14th - ACT Day for Juniors

March 14th - ACT Day for Juniors

On Tuesday, March 14th all Juniors (Class of 2024) will take the ACT at MHS. Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will report to school and attend classes.


Juniors will report directly to their assigned testing areas. They will be dismissed from school at the conclusion of testing around 11:15am unless approved for extended time. Bus transportation will be available at the conclusion of testing. Those needing bus transportation after testing must complete this form.


For more information regarding the ACT for all Juniors, please see the attached letter at the bottom of the newsletter.

Senior Class Events and Meeting

Senior Class Events and Meeting

Spring events for the Class of 2023 are coming quickly! We are so excited for everything being planned to celebrate this senior class! To help each family prepare for all the activities, we have attached the Senior Events and Graduation GuideThe guide has key dates and details for each event. Please know that there is a dedicated team of parents, teachers, and administrators working hard to plan each activity. We want every family to have the most memorable senior experience possible. This class has so much to celebrate!


We will have an assembly for seniors at school on Wednesday, March 22nd in the auditorium during common time to share all the events, deadlines, and graduation details.

National Honor Society - Father Daughter Dance

Madeira’s National Honor Society would like to invite daughters and their fathers, stepfathers, or a role model of their choice to attend Madeira’s Father Daughter Dance on Friday, April 14th at 7pm. This event is for Madeira residents in preschool to 6th grade**.

**This will be the FINAL year for 6th grade participation.

Registration and ticket sales go on sale soon. Be sure to visit the district website for updates. The sale will end on 4/12/23. Space is limited - tickets may sell out. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Ticket are:

*$35 per couple

*$5 each additional daughter.


Semi-formal attire is recommended. A shuttle bus will be available for overflow parking at Madeira Silverwood Church beginning at 7:00p.m.


Contact: Jennifer Jordan or Laura Edwards with any questions.

The Madeira Schools Foundation Auction Event!

The Madeira Schools Foundation Auction Event!

It’s almost time for the 38th Annual Madeira Schools Foundation Auction! This year the theme is disco "Auction Night Fever"! It will be packed with live music, great food & drinks on Saturday, March 11th at St. Gertrude Parish Center starting at 6pm. The event is sold out but online bidding begins soon at

1N5 Parent Newsletter Survey

In an effort to support the mental health and wellness of teens and youth in our community, 1N5 and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center partner to support a city-wide youth council for suicide prevention. The youth council started a monthly newsletter with information regarding youth mental health with responses from mental health professionals in Cincinnati, testimonials from students, resources to encourage mental wellness, and connection points to help start the conversation with your kids about mental health. Please fill out the attached form using the link below to receive their newsletters and be part of promoting positive mental health in our city.

MES PTO Changing Hands Sale

The MES Spring Consignment Sale is back! Mark your calendars for this Saturday, March 4th from 9am to 1pm for this season's Changing Hands Sale.



Consignor Registration is open online at:

The fee to register is $11 and can be paid via Paypal or with a check made payable to MES PTO. Consigning is open to residents of Madeira and beyond, so don’t delay! Consignor spots are reserved once the online form is completed and the fee has been paid. Questions?? Contact us at: For updates, follow us on Facebook @ Changing Hands Sale



Reminder from Milford Foods

Parents may apply for Free/Reduced meals (or re-apply if their economic situation changes) at any time throughout the school year at, or you can obtain a paper application from your child’s school. Please keep in mind that any charges that occur prior to the approval of an application will be the responsibility of the parent to pay.

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March 8, 2023, 7:00 PM


Featured Presenters:


Dr. Heather Strong (Pediatric Psychologist)


Lisa Bachman (Parent, Author, and Public Speaker)






Supporting your child at school and navigating the healthcare system can be challenging. This

the session covers essential ways to find, access, and use services available to your child and explains what psychologists, school psychologists, therapists, social workers, and school counselors can offer.

Get Connected!

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

Around Campus

The Winter Dance in February - Vegas with Elvis in the House!

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Our Unified Sporting Event - Corn Hole Tourney in February!

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Great pics from our World Languages Field Trip!

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Congrats to our swimmers for making State!

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Senior Spotlight - Jamie Stanford

Senior Jamie Stanford competed in his last regular season Cincinnati Dragons game this past weekend. Jamie also earned a college scholarship to continue his academic and athletic pursuits! Check out the full story here: Fox 19 did a news story on the team and seniors


On March 10th Madeira will be hosting an Exhibition Wheelchair Basketball Game featuring Jamie, at 7:00pm. There is no charge to attend. Come out and see Jamie and the Nationally Ranked Cincinnati Dragons on next Friday!

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The Class of 2027 visit to MHS!

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David Kennedy, Madeira High School Principal

David Kennedy, Madeira High School Principal



7465 Loannes Drive, Madeira OH 45243 513-891-8222


22-23 ACT Parent Test Letter.pdf


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Graduation Guide for Parents 2023.pdf


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