Superintendent Broadwater happy with “Town Hall” session

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH (January 9, 2023) – Here is a look at the highlights from Loveland Schools for the past week in the latest edition of Tiger Talk. 

By now I’m sure you all know what happened to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin on the field at Paycor Stadium last Monday night during the Bengals v Bills NFL football game. We know too how the world responded – with prayers and well-wishes for his recovery. Loveland did waht Loveland does – responded with love.  Here’s the story as published in Tiger Talk January 8:  One of our LES 4th graders, Lyla Smith, started an effort to send cards and messages to Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin after his medical emergency during the Bengals game. Classmates at LES created awesome get-well cards, and we invited our community to sign a giant banner at last week’s Town Hall meeting. Thank you to Lyla for showing amazing compassion and taking leadership on this project, and thank you to everyone sending love from Loveland to Buffalo! #beLOVEland

Loveland Schools superintendent Mike Broadwater shared a little love with the community showing gratitude for the response during last Thursday’s “Town Hall” meeting in his Tiger Talk “Superintendents Message: 

Superintendent Mike Broadwater

Superintendent’s Message

Loveland Tiger Families,

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, January 5. I appreciate all the thoughtful comments and questions about the financial future of Loveland City Schools. As we discussed at the Town Hall, the district is currently in deficit spending, which means that we are spending more money to pay for staff and services than the federal, state, and local tax revenue we receive. Our Five Year Forecast shows deficit spending for the current fiscal year of $3.7 million. Eliminating our deficit means either bringing in more revenue or cutting costs – and both strategies come with difficult decisions.

It was incredibly helpful to have dozens of people engaged in a community conversation as the district works through these issues. If you were not able to attend the Town Hall, a recording is available on YouTube by following this link.

If you have further questions or thoughts, please send them my way: broadwmi@lovelandschools.org 

Go Tigers!

 

Mike Broadwater

Superintendent – Loveland City Schools 

. . . and here’s more from the text of the January 8, issue of Tiger Talk 

LMS Students Meet Tech Creator

Just before Winter Break, Loveland Middle School students had a great opportunity to learn from tech innovator Josh Feinsilber. While a junior in high school, Feinsilber created Gimkit, a live learning game show that is used as a study tool.

Students had a live video chat with Feinsilber and were able to learn how he took Gimkit from an idea for a high school project to a product being used in the classroom. They learned about innovation and creativity, along with the process of refining a product through multiple iterations.

This chat was a great experiential learning opportunity and a chance to connect classroom learning to real-world success. We appreciate Mr. Feinsilber sharing his time with our students!

Josh Feinsilber video chat

Loveland Schools are truly a part of our Loveland community at large. The students, teachers and staff get involved in so many special ways to make a difference in our town – showing Love in Loveland. Here is one more way – 

100th Day of School Canned Food Drive

LES and LPS are partnering up to try and fill the shelves at the LIFE Food Pantry. LIFE helps families in need in our Loveland community, and stock is running low after the holidays. Grades 1-4 classrooms are being challenged to collect 100 canned goods by the 100th day of school, which is quickly approaching around the beginning of February. Consider supporting LIFE Food Pantry by sending in unexpired canned goods or non-perishable food items. You can find other ways to support LIFE Food Pantry here: https://lifefoodpantry.org/mission/

Loveland Schools offer special learning opportunities for all your interests and talents. Here’s another: 

DAAP Saturday Art Program

Students in grades K-12 interested in visual arts have an opportunity to participate in the Saturday Art Program. Students will connect with future art educators through the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP), and have an opportunity to participate in a final exhibition. Learn more and sign-up here: https://daap.uc.edu/community/saturday-art-program.html.

As already noted in this recap of Tiger Talk, Loveland Schools is connected to the City and the community. Mark this on your calendar and maybe even enter your child. 

Enter the Loveland Hearts Afire Pageant

The City of Loveland is partnering with the Loveland Stage Company to host the first Hearts Afire Valentine Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, from 1-3 pm. The pageant is a fundraiser to benefit the Loveland Stage Company, a local non-profit organization operated by volunteers. The theatre is raising funds to replace its HVAC system.

Ages 1-2 will compete to be crowned Little Ms. Valentine and Little Mr. Cupid.

Ages 3-4 will compete to be crowned Ms. Valentine and Mr. Cupid.

Learn  more here: https://lovinlifeloveland.com/events/hearts-afire-valentine-pageant/.

And let’s not forget my favorite: COMMUNITY YOUTH SPORTS!  

Information About Spring Community Sports

It’s Time to Register for Lacrosse!

Registration is underway for lacrosse season.

Boys and girls in grades 3-6 can register with Loveland Youth Lacrosse at www.lovelandlax.com.

Loveland Middle School is now the home of the 7th and 8th-grade teams, and families can register via Final Forms by following this link.

Loveland Youth Baseball – Spring Registration Open Now!

Boys and Girls ages five and up can register now for the Spring 2023 Baseball Season! Programs include t-ball, coach-pitch, and kid-pitch, depending on age group. Sign up early for the best pricing. Registration will close on 1/31/23.

Winter 2023 Baseball Academy registration is also available. This indoor group-lesson style program focuses on building fundamentals such as throwing, catching, and batting to get ready for the Spring season. Registration and more information at bit.ly/LYBORegistration2023.

Loveland Softball Registration Open

Registration is now open for Loveland Softball Association spring teams. Programs are available for girls ages 5-14, and more information can be found at www.lovelandsoftballassociation.com. Registration is open until March 1, 2023.

Loveland Youth Soccer Association

2023 Spring Registration Now Open

Ages: 2 -18

Birth Years: 2004 – 2020

Information: lovelandsoccer.org

Registration: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/349581

Questions: registrarLYSA@gmail.com