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Village Scavenger Hunt Registration Now Open!

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Registration is now open for this fun, family-friendly event to be held Saturday, September 8th, from 4 to 7pmREGISTER NOW!

Teams will rally through the villages of Fairfax, Mariemont, Williams’ Meadow and Terrace Park in a crazy scavenger hunt, collecting points for various stops and challenges.  The competition will end at Mariemont Junior High School with a celebration party, raffles, and announcement of the winners!

Is your family up for the challenge? Test your family’s teamwork and competitive spirit.  Or maybe you’re a rec or school team looking for a fun way to build team unity. Grab some friends and hit the road in this awesome adventure!  (Add a teacher from the district and your team is only $1!)

Do you know a community business that would like to be a stop on the race course? There are many sponsorship opportunities and we’re looking for event stops. If you know of a company or business that would like to be involved, please contact Chandra Buswell at chandrabuswell@yahoo.com  or Janine Cutcher at jccutcher@hotmail.com.

Brought to you by The Mariemont School Foundation

Scholarships & Awards Presented on Mariemont High School Recognition Day

MHS Recognition Day 2018As the 2017/18 school year draws to a close, students in the class of 2018 were recognized for their many accomplishments in academics, athletics, arts, leadership, and service.

The Mariemont School Foundation is proud to administer several scholarships on behalf of generous donors. We had the opportunity to celebrate the following students in this year’s Mariemont High School recognition day, celebrated on May 14, 2018:

  • LO.V.E Scholarship (SURF Program): Corinne Fanta, class of 2017 and attending the University of Tampa, was awarded a Summer 2018 undergraduate research fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The LO.V.E scholarship, established by the Erhardt family, honors their daughter, Olivia’s, life, her love of science, and her desire to help others in need. Learn more on our LO.V.E. Fund page.
  • Damon Troy Smith Memorial Fund Scholarship: Johnny Carroll will be participating in the Global Student Leadership Summit in Summer 2019 in Paris, France as the recipient of this award. This fund was established by Jack & Barbara Smith, in memory of their son, Damon Troy.
  • Steve McKee – Mike Fordyce Scholarship: Kelechi Akagha received this 4-year scholarship award. The award is given by Mike Fordyce in honor of Steve McKee and in appreciation for the original Steve McKee scholarship he received as a Mariemont High School senior. The scholarship is presented to students like Kelechi who demonstrate a commitment to varsity athletics and strong character.
  • Robert A. Martin Science Scholarship: Jackson Northrop was honored with this award for his enthusiasm and scholarship in science. The award was established in honor of Robert A. Martin, a biology, chemistry, and physics teacher at Plainville High school from 1939 who became principal of MHS in 1953. The award is presented and funded by David Martin, class of 1954.
  • David Deeter Memorial Scholarship: Davis Chu received this award for his commitment to video arts and technology. The Deeter Memorial Scholarship is presented by family in memory of David Deeter, the founder and first president of the Mariemont School Foundation.
  • Julia Donnelly Memorial Scholarship: Alexandra Kauffman received the Julia Donnelly Memorial Scholarship in recognition of her exceptional writing skills, involvement in communication arts, leadership by example, and social awareness. This scholarship was established in Julia’s memory by her family and reflects Julia’s characteristics as an outstanding student and gifted writer who passionately participated in the arts and other extracurricular activities.
  • Trinity Scholarship: Michael Campbell was recognized with this 3-year scholarship award for demonstrating the principles of the Kindness, Courage, and Respect Retreats throughout his school years in the district.
  • Hank Kleinfeldt Memorial Scholarship: Jude Hart was selected to receive this memorial scholarship for his strong commitment to community service and a giving spirit, like Hank Kleinfeldt. This scholarship was established in Hank’s memory by the Class of 1994.
  • Fairfax Youth Organization Scholarship: Brett Gilbertson was selected for this honor for his strong character and participation in Fairfax Youth Organization sports. The award is presented out of a fund donated by the former Fairfax Youth Organization.

Corinne Fanta 2018 Recipient of The LO.V.E Fund Fellowship

Corinne FantaCorinne Fanta, a 2017 graduate of Mariemont High School, is the 2018 recipient of the LO.V.E. Fund Fellowship Scholarship. The Olivia V. Erhardt Memorial Fund, otherwise known as “the LO.V.E. Fund,” was established by the Erhardt family in conjunction with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) and the Mariemont School Foundation to honor Olivia’s life, her love of science and her desire to help others in need.

Olivia participated in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program in 2015, and the LO.V.E. Fund was launched to help other young scholars in the Mariemont City Schools community. The fund allows Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to extend a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship position to a Mariemont High School graduate in a research lab that otherwise could not fund such a position. For the Mariemont City School District, the SURF program renders the experiential learning and career exploration the schools embrace through the Warriors BEyond flagship program.

Olivia’s parents, Mark & Joan Erhardt share “(we) are very touched by the continued support of CCHMC, Mariemont High School, and The Mariemont School Foundation in making the fellowship so successful. Olivia’s participation in the SURF program was a real game changer for her and we are so glad that others can get the same opportunity to work with top researchers at CCHMC.”

This year, 1,380 students applied to the SURF program, including 31 students from the Mariemont community. This prestigious program is welcoming 129 students this Summer, with 10 participants from Mariemont, including Corinne. “We are excited to welcome Corinne to the program, as a fellow Mariemont High School alum and someone who knew Olivia,” said Sherry Thornton, PhD, program director of SURF.

Corinne is a sophomore at the University of Tampa, where she is majoring in Nursing and is interested in pursuing a PhD in Nursing in the future. With her selection for the LO.V.E fund fellowship, Corinne will participate in the SURF program this summer. Her mentor will be Dr. Lilliam Ambroggio in the Division of Hospital Medicine at CCHMC.

You can help the Erhardt family honor Olivia and help another Mariemont student experience one of the premier undergraduate research programs in the area by making a contribution to The LO.V.E. Fund. Find more details on our LO.V.E. Fund page.

Harlan Cohen to Speak at Mariemont Schools

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Mariemont City Schools will be welcoming renowned speaker Harlan Cohen to the district on April 10. Cohen will be speaking from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Mariemont Elementary auditorium. All parents and guardians are welcome at the event.

Cohen considers himself an expert on life transitions. He is a New York Times bestselling author of six books, a nationally syndicated advice columnist and a speaker who has visited over 400 college campuses.

During his visit to the district, Cohen will be expanding his talk to focus on teaching children to be resilient during transitions. Harlan will be speaking to our 6th, 8th, and 12th grade students separately on April 11 to help them with their upcoming transitions.

His speaking engagement is made possible through the Mariemont School Foundation and is funded by the annual Warrior Run.

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Student Services Tricia Buchert at 513-272-7519 or by emailing tbuchert@mariemontschools.org.

Items Needed for Auction to Benefit MSF!

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Will you be doing some spring cleaning over the next few weeks?  Please consider donating your unwanted items (valued at $150 or more) to Everything but the House for auction to benefit the Mariemont School Foundation!  You can find all the details, including types of items accepted and dropoff dates, in the Auction Flyer

FAB Affair Auction Items Announced!

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The FAB Affair live auction will again include an awesome array of packages, from street naming rights and high school parking spots to sports and music experiences. Visit the Auction Items page to see a full list and details. Have your eye on something big? Work with a group of friends to make it happen! Pick your favorite and come to FAB prepared to bid! 

Get your tickets for FAB Affair 2018!

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FAB Affair 2018 is right around the corner! Always a great time with friends, FAB also benefits three important organizations–Mariemont School Foundation, Mariemont Arts Association, and Mariemont Boosters.  This year’s event is Saturday, March 10 at MadTree Brewing Company in Oakley. Visit the event page to see all the details and purchase tickets now.  Hurry, ticket sales close on March 1!

EBTH Auction to Benefit MSF

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Mariemont School Foundation is partnering with Everything But The House (EBTH) to benefit Mariemont City Schools!

Do you have a great household item just collecting dust? If so, donate this item to the 2018 Mariemont School Foundation Auction! The Foundation is looking for items with an estimated value of $150 or higher to be included in this benefit auction. Items can include fine jewelry, art, silver, designer fashion, sports memorabilia, unique collections and  more! Have a vacation home, vehicle or unique experience to donate? Let us know! All donated items will then be auctioned on ebth.com, allowing the sale to reach district residents, as well as EBTH’s global bidder base. More bids in our auction mean maximized revenue for our schools! Clean out those closets and donate!

Check out the flyer for more details, including collection dates and times.

Lindsey Harden 2017 Recipient of The LO.V.E. Fund

LindseyHardenLindsay Harden, a 2016 graduate of Mariemont High School, is the 2017 recipient of the LO.V.E. Fund. The Olivia V. Erhardt Memorial Fund, otherwise known as “the LO.V.E. Fund,” was established by the Erhardt family in conjunction with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Mariemont School Foundation to honor Olivia’s life, her love of science and her desire to help others in need.

Olivia participated in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program in 2015, and the LO.V.E. Fund was launched to help other young scholars in the Mariemont City Schools community. The Fund allows Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to extend a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship position to a Mariemont High School graduate in a research lab that otherwise could not fund such a position.

Lindsay Harden has recently completed her freshman year at the University of South Carolina and will participate in the SURF program this summer. “We are thrilled that Lindsay Harden, a 4.0 freshman, will be working with Dr. Patrick McGann in the Division of Hematology in the area of global health research as part of the SURF program,” said Sherry Thornton, PhD, program director of SURF. “Her fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the L.O.V.E. fund.”

The LO.V.E. Fund provides an opportunity for additional Mariemont High School graduates to participate and experience one of the premier undergraduate research programs in the area, by providing funding to a research lab that otherwise would not be able to support a student. The SURF program renders the experiential learning and career exploration the Mariemont City School District embraces through the Warrior BEyond flagship program.

Presenting: Helping Anxious Kids with Dr. Andrew Sweeney

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As part of our district’s Life & Leadership Series, Dr. Andrew Sweeney will be presenting “Helping Anxious Kids:  Continuing the Conversation” on Tuesday, October 3rd 6:30 to 8pm in the Terrace Park Elementary Library . This presentation is geared toward Kindergarten through 2nd grade students, however, all parents are welcome. Dr. Sweeney is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes Child and Adolescent Psychology, Psychological Assessment and Animal-Assisted Therapy. For more information about him, please visit http://www.bassetpsych.com/providers.  Any additional questions? Please contact, Suzie Lehman at slehman@mariemontschools.org

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