Lead, Learn, Love -- Mifflin!
Welcome to Mifflin Elementary, one of three Madison elementary schools where leaders abound! We are excited about our partnership with both The Leader in Me and Project Lead the Way. Through The Leader in Me, students are learning about the 7 Habits of Happy Kids and modeling them throughout the day in various leadership opportunities. From house meetings to student action teams, students are embracing principles of leadership on a daily basis. Students are also enjoying our new STEM program Project Lead the Way where we tap into students’ exploratory nature to engage in hands-on activities in the areas of computer science, engineering, and biomedical science to become better critical thinkers and collaborators. Mifflin is proud to be named a Project Lead the Way Distinguished School through our Launch program.
It is my privilege to announce that Mifflin Elementary has been awarded the Purple Star distinction from the Ohio Department of Education! As one of 37 Ohio schools to represent the 7th round of recipients, State Superintendent DeMaria informed us that through our efforts to support our military youth, their families, and other military stakeholders in the area, we have been given this honor.
In order to be considered for Purple Star status, a school must minimally have a staff point of contact for military families, offer professional development for this contact, and have a dedicated portion of a webpage to providing resources to our military stakeholders. Furthermore, we must show evidence of military connections within our community; this achievement was earned through a community project with the 179th Airlift Wing, a Veterans Day musical, a building-themed month honoring our servicemen and servicewomen, and more. Congratulations to the students, staff, and families of the Mifflin community! We are Purple Star proud!
Madison Local Schools will be operating under a system where all students will be in attendance five days a week for face-to-face instruction with the possibility of transitioning to remote learning should the need arise; if the district decides to begin remote instruction for any period of time, we will communicate these changes to you as soon as possible. Please continue to check the district homepage to read updates from the superintendent and feel free to contact us should you have any questions.
I look forward to a year of health and learning with each of you!