More on Superintendent Search and Show Choir “By Request” wins National Champions honor

TIGER TALK: Loveland Schools

LOVELAND, OH (April 23, 2021) – The latest timeline for the superintendent search was discussed during the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 20.

CFES, the search firm assisting the process, is expected to deliver an anonymous “Potential Candidate Report” to the Board and the Community Advisory Group (CAG) today. This will allow members to review and evaluate the candidates ahead of a Special Meeting of the Board on May 3. During this meeting, the Board will determine which candidates to invite for interviews. Interviews are scheduled to take place during a Special Meeting of the Board on Monday, May 10, and if needed, Tuesday, May 11. Much of the process that unfolds during these Special Meetings will take place in Executive Session.

A Virtual Community Event with the finalists is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18. A final selection will follow during a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 19 with the signing of a contract and announcement of the new Superintendent expected to take place before the end of May.

Thank you to our Loveland City Schools community for being involved with this process. We will keep you informed as the next steps are taken.

Loveland “By Request” Show Choir Wins!

The Loveland “By Request” Show Choir was recently crowned the champion of Show Choir Madness. The March Madness-style bracket put show choirs from across the country against each other in an online poll. Thanks to the support of our Loveland community, “By Request” walked away as the winner. Now, go see your Loveland Show Choirs perform at Nisbet Park on May 23 beginning at 6:00 pm as part of the 2021 Concerts in the Park Series.

New Principal for Loveland Intermediate

Congratulations to Julie Carter, who will be the principal of Loveland Intermediate School (LIS) beginning this fall. She is currently serving as the LIS Assistant Principal and will be taking over for Garth Carlier, as he becomes the new Director of Human Resources for Loveland City Schools.

(Photo left provided) : Julie Carter, next Principal of Loveland Intermediate School

Changes for Early Learners

A series of changes affecting our youngest Tigers were announced at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 20. The district will be implementing an additional full-day kindergarten section for the 2021-2022 school year.

In addition, there will be a realignment of grades involving Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC) and Loveland Primary School (LPS). All of Loveland’s first-grade classrooms will be on the LPS campus beginning in the fall. Currently, there are first-graders at both LECC and LPS. After the realignment, the Head Start Program, our preschool, and our kindergarten students will all be together on the LECC campus, while our first and second-grade students will be together on the LPS campus

The Board is pleased to announce this news as an example of the continued efforts of District administration to enhance educational experiences for our students while maximizing the use of existing facilities and financial resources,” said Board President Dr. Kathryn Lorenz.

Immediately after students leave for summer break, work will begin at LPS and LES to accommodate the changes. Some classroom spaces will be remodeled and modular units will be used for classrooms and additional office space. The District’s plan is to maximize every available space in LPS and LES to serve students of the same grade level all in one location.

In-Person Learning For Fall

Due to a lack of interest from our families, Loveland City School District will not be offering the Remote Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to welcoming back all of our students for five-day per week, in-person learning in the fall!

In the months ahead, we will be watching for the latest state guidance on health and safety protocols and adapting as necessary. We will continue to accommodate students with special health concerns, as we have in prior years. Families with specific concerns should reach out to their building principal.

Hope Week at LHS

The Loveland High School Hope Squad marked Hope Week. Students were greeted with signs outside the building, featuring positive messages, music in the hallways during class changes, and a few visits from the Kona Ice Truck to boost their spirits. Cafeteria windows were covered with supportive notes as part of “Take What You Need, Give What You Can.” Students were encouraged to take a positive message or fill out a note with words of encouragement for others. Hope Squad is a school-based peer support team that partners with local mental health agencies, with members trained to watch for at-risk students.

LDAB Bedtime Book Talk

The Loveland Diversity Advisory Board (LDAB) is hosting a BEDtime Book Talk on Monday, May 10, beginning at 7:00 pm. Books Engaging Discussion (BED) are meant to spark discussion among families about topics including identity, culture, and different abilities. The May theme is “promoting inclusion” and the book is When Charley Met Emma by Amy Webb and Merrilee Liddiard. The BEDtime Book Talks are aimed at students from LECC and LPS but can be great for older students, too. Join us by signing up here.

IN CASE YOU MISSSED IT LAST WEEK:

LHS Students Raised $95k for Cancer Research

Loveland High School students collected a record-breaking sum of money to help raise money for blood cancer research. “LHS Team CUREage 2.0” participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Students of the Year campaign.

What resulted was an effort that brought out the best of the Loveland community to help others. Giveback nights at local businesses, and fundraising events like a dodgeball tournament, all helped to bring in cash for the cause. They raised $94,908 in total

The LLS Students of the Year campaign helps exemplary high school students learn about entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management while leading a philanthropic effort. “LHS Team CUREage 2.0” worked with the high school business class to strategize communications and social media. The team completed the 50-state challenge by getting at least a $25 donation from each of the states. But what made the most impact was the generosity of local businesses and local donors. Bella Dillhoff was honored with the Community Engagement Award for her ability to get the entire Loveland community involved in their campaign.

Thank you “LHS Team CUREage 2.0” for your hard work given to a good cause, and for representing Loveland High School and the entire community in this competition!

NOTE: The TeamCUREage 2.0 students will be honored for this accomplishment in a special ceremony at the school Tuesday, April 27.