MHS Principal's Corner
Believe - Behave - Achieve!
Just like most things in 2020, Thanksgiving is bound to look different this year due to COVID. At a time when we might normally be gearing up to travel to grandma’s house or preparing to host extended family members for dinner, this time around we may be forced to break yet another tradition. While we contemplate yet another heavy dose of COVID reality, one thing has been remarkably resounding in 2020, our resilience to take "different" and make it "memorable". Despite the adversity we have endured, there is still much to be thankful for in 2020, even if nothing more than the fact of how memorable it has been. Good or bad, this year has certainly presented us with many unique circumstances and situations in our school(s), our homes, our families, and our relationships. As this Thanksgiving holiday once again kicks off the season of gratitude, remembrance, and hope, I long that we are all able to reflect and celebrate the grace we receive, the resolve we are gifted, and the relationships we are blessed to have as part of our lives.
Have a restful, peaceful, and joyful Thanksgiving Break!
Be safe. Stay well. Take care.
Go Mustangs! Go Amazons! Go Madeira!
Go Mustangs! Go Amazons! Go Madeira!
Important Dates and Events
16th - No exams - dismissal at 2:15pm
17th - No exams - dismissal at 2:15pm
18th - No exams - dismissal at 2:15pm
18th - End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester
21st - Jan 1st - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
4th - SCHOOL RESUMES
13th - MMS and MHS PTO Meeting 9:15am
18th - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL
New Madeira Spirit Wear!
New Madeira Spirit Wear is now available in time for holiday shopping! Online orders can be placed any time before December 20 to receive your Madeira Spirit Wear by December 24th: https://madeiramusic.com/spiritwear/shop. The Madeira Music Boosters will be holding Pop-up Shops on this Saturday, November 21 and Saturday, December 12 from 11am – 1pm at the MHS Stadium Spirit Wear Shop if you prefer to shop in person. Quantities are limited, so shop early!
Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
In case you were not able to make the District parent presentation of "Keeping Your Kids Safe Online" here is the link to the recording for on-demand viewing! We have also attached the presentation slides below. Special thanks to our presenter Tyler Erwin of Forward Edge!
Staying The Course
As we enter the holiday season, it is important to remain committed to following safety guidelines outside of school. We have been able to stay open and avoid large scale quarantining thanks to the commitment of our staff, students, and families. As we plan our return from Thanksgiving break, we are looking forward to finishing first semester Madeira Strong!
Madeira Mental Wellness Zone
As the weather starts getting colder and children are spending increased amounts of time inside, families may begin to feel the challenge of trying to keep the peace at home with a variety of stressors looming. The Child Mind Institute provides an insightful look into how caregivers can approach ways to decrease the chances of transferring personal anxieties to young children. Check out the article here to find some strategies for keeping calm around your kids. There are many other helpful articles to be found at this website as well.
Madeira City Schools partners with MindPeace for mental wellness. MindPeace has prepared a Self Care Guide for students, staff, caregivers, and parents. It is worth a look, especially with all the challenges we have seen in 2020 and as we approach a holiday season, which might look different for many of us.
Madeira City Schools also partners with 1N5 for mental wellness. 1N5 has created a complete speaker series, which is certainly worth a look. There are sessions for parents, students, staff, and caregivers. These are archived and can be viewed at your leisure. If you are interested in more resources from 1N5, click here.
Another important partnership for Madeira City Schools is with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Each building has a designated school based therapist. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of your child receiving school based therapy services, please reach out to your child's counselor.
Be sure to keep up with all the exciting things happening at MHS by following along on Twitter at @MadeiraHSPrin.
Grounded Coffee Transit - Perking up our teachers on a Friday morning!
A Christmas Carol - A Radio Play performed by The Madeira Theatre Company!
David Kennedy, Madeira High School Principal
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