Sustaining Educational Excellence

Archive for October 2014

Mark your calendars! Maria Furtado to speak at Mariemont High School


The Life and Leadership Series presents Maria Furtado, Finding Fit in the College Search.

Wednesday October 22nd at 7:00pm, MHS Auditorium. As a part of our Spotlight on CollegeMaria Furtado will present to students in grades 9-12 and their parents about reducing stress in the college process by focusing on finding the best fit and match in the college search.

Maria Furtado, Executive Director of Colleges that Change Lives.

maria-furtado100-140 Maria Furtado is the Executive Director of Colleges that Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL). Colleges That Change Lives, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.

College & Career Planning Center (CCPC)

The Mariemont City School’s College and Career Planning Center helps students navigate their post-secondary education and career options. The CCPC is a Resource Center staffed with a dedicated college counselor and resources such as test prep support and Naviance, a web-based career and college search tool. The CCPC counselors, programs and resources allow students and parents to feel confident and comfortable with the post-secondary choices. Click here to visit the CCPC website.

The Life and Leadership Series

The The Life and Leadership Series is a collaboration between the District and the Foundation to bring high-quality national experts and experiences to our school community. The programs included in this series build upon the existing robust offerings throughout the District, creating an even more vibrant and well-rounded experience for our students and families. The Life and Leadership Series is one of those extras that the Mariemont School Foundation provides in accordance with our Mission:  to support the long-term success of our students and community through initiatives that preserve, enhance, and sustain educational excellence.

Click here for a complete schedule of the 2014/15 Life and Leadership Series, and to provide your support.

Business Sponsors Make it Happen for MCS Teachers and Students!

middle school girls and ipadTerrace Park 6th grade Make it Happen request funded!

Sixth grade students at Terrace Park Elementary will now have a set of 5 classroom iPads that can be used for special projects in Social Studies thanks to donations from the community, the TPE PTO, and the generosity of two businesses.

Helping to incentivize donations were Mark Gall of HLU Consulting, who provided a $250.00 matching grant and Nick Renneker of, who provided an equipment match of two free iPads with the purchase of three ($450.00 value.) If you know either of these Terrace Park residents, please take a moment to thank them for their support of our schools, teachers and students.  Take a moment to learn more about their businesses below!

Thank you to our Business Sponsors! (SYM) is a privately owned reCommerce and IT Asset Transition Service Company committed to reusing, repurposing and recycling used Apple products. It is the mission of SYM to help reduce the amount of e-waste hitting landfills and help individuals, schools and other organizations offset the high costs of upgrading their electronic devices through the purchase and sale of used Apple computers, iPhones and iPads.  Click on their logo for more information and directions to their retail store.

HLUlogo.smallHLU Consultants is an independent insurance consulting and brokerage firm that works with businesses, private equity firms and associations to provide tailored employee benefit solutions around unique cost containment strategies. Click on their logo for contact information.

Previous Business Sponsors

The Mariemont School Foundation Make it Happen Program is grateful to all of the business sponsors who have supported our teachers and students over the past year.  Please let these businesses know that you appreciate their support of our schools!

Visit our Sponsor Pages and websites and please consider them if you are in need of the products or services they offer. Be sure to tell them that the Mariemont School Foundation sent you!


Congratulations to Distinguished Alum Harry N. Walters, Class of 1954

Walters2cropDistinguished Alumnus Harry N Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Veterans Coalition, Inc. Other founders were the American Legion, the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, Amvets and The Paralyzed Veterans of America. Mr. Walters also owns his own consulting company, Harry N Walters Consulting Inc.

Mr. Walters graduated from Mariemont High School in 1954 and attended West Point where he played fullback, blocking for Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins.  After serving in the U.S. Army for four years, Mr. Walters began a successful career in the paper industry with Kimberly Clark Corp. which culminated in the purchase and later sale of his own paper mill, Potsdam Paper Corp., in 1983.

A long list of high profile public service roles followed, including Assistant Secretary of the Army and Administrator of Veterans Affairs.  Both of these positions were appointments by President Ronald Reagan with approval by the U.S. Senate.

Mr. Walters resumed his professional career in 1987 as President and CEO of Great Lakes Carbon Corporation, then CEO of DHC Holdings and a founder of Lafayette Equity Fund. In 2007 he established Veterans Coalition, Inc., a 501(C)3 charitable company, that sponsored a two year study to produce a long term strategy for the Veterans Health Administration. Veterans Coalition has sponsored many efforts in the veteran community since 2007.

Please join us this Friday for the Mariemont High School Homecoming and help welcome the 2014 Distinguished Alumni!  Mr. Walters and his fellow honorees will be featured in the Homecoming Parade beginning at 5:30 pm, and will be formally recognized at Kusel Stadium, before the Warriors take on the Taylor High School Yellowjackets. Please be in your seats by 6:30 – the recognition will begin promptly at 6:35.