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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


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  Any additional questions? Please contact, Suzie Lehman at

2017 Scavenger Hunt a Great Success!

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Thank you to all the teams and businesses that participated in this year’s Scavenger Hunt on September 9!  Over 30 teams participated and a great time was had by all.  Congratulations to our top 3 teams:

  1. Wonder Willetts
  2. The Millers
  3. Go Blue or Go Home

And a big THANK YOU to all our businesses for participating:

  • Stihl, Michaelson Homes, & Kyle Gearhart
  • Time Timer
  • Tri-State Running Company
  • Little Miami Fire Department
  • Trevor Furbay
  • The Wardrobe
  • The Dilly
  • The Birch
  • Snappy’s Pizza
  • Orange Leaf
  • 50 West Cycling
  • Mac’s
  • Miller Insurance
  • Starbucks
  • Groovy Gumball
  • The Mango Tree
  • The Sweeterie
  • Rooted
  • Eye Care on the Square
  • Lawnscapers
  • Etegent Technologies
  • Mariemont Capital

Scavenger Hunt Registration Now Open!

scavenger huntRegistration is now open for this fun, family-friendly event which will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 4-7 pm!  Please visit the Village Scavenger Hunt page for event details and registration!

Save the Date! Village Scavenger Hunt

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This fun, family-friendly event is Saturday, September 9th, from 4 to 7pm.

After a spirited kick-off event at the Starting Line (Mariemont Junior High School), teams will rally through the villages of Fairfax, Mariemont, William’s Meadow and Terrace Park in a crazy scavenger hunt, collecting points for various stops and challenges. The competition will end at the Finish Line (Mariemont Junior High School) with a celebration party and announcement of 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. Teachers, take on some of your students and show them who’s boss. Grab some friends and hit the road in this awesome adventure!

Watch for more details and team registration information in August.

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

Brought to you by The Mariemont School Foundation

Presenting: Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students


Join us for a presentation by Dr. Edward Amend, who will be speaking on the topic of “Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students” at Terrace Park Elementary on Tuesday, May 9 at 7pm in the library.

Sponsored by the Life and Leadership Series through the Mariemont School Foundation and paid for by Warrior Run funds, this event is open to all district K-6 parents and we encourage you to attend!

Dr. Amend is a Clinical Psychologist at Amend Psychological Services, P.S.C. in Lexington, Kentucky. He focuses on social, emotional and educational needs of gifted and talented youth, adults and their families. He is co-author of two award-winning books: “A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children” and “Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults; ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression and Other Disorders.”

Click here for more information about Dr. Amend:


FAB Affair Live Auction Catalog Now Available!

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Check out the FABulous items and experiences being offered at the FAB Affair Live Auction!  The auction brochure is now available. Plan ahead… team up with some friends to win your favorite!




FAB Affair 2017 Tickets on Sale Now!

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Tickets for FAB 2017 are on sale now!

The event will take place on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at Great American Ball Park.

 Tickets are $100/person and include buffet dinner, full service open bar, and transportation from Mariemont High School to Great American Ball Park.

Hurry!  After March 1 ticket prices will increase to $110/person.

You won’t want to miss this exciting night!

Save the Date: FAB Affair 2017!

Mariemont FAB Baseball Logo

The FAB Affair returns for it’s 7th year as an annual fundraising party to benefit the Mariemont City School District…

The event will take place on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at Great American Ball Park.

Mark your calendars today! Tickets will be available for purchase soon.
The evening will include appetizers, dinner, drinks, Mystery Basket raffles, and a live auction. You won’t want to miss this exciting night!

Discover the Best College for You with Patrick O’Connor


The Life and Leadership Series presents… 

Patrick O’Connor, College Counselor, Author, Speaker

Thursday January 19th at 7:00pm Mariemont Elementary Auditorium

Discover the Best College for You and Your Future!

Whether you are in the middle of your college search or several years away, Patrick will share practical advice to help you make the most out of the college search process.

Patrick O’Connor, Director of College Counseling, Collegewise

PatrickOConnorPatrick O’Connor is on the Political Science faculty of Oakland Community College and is Associate Dean of College Counseling at Cranbrook Schools, both in metropolitan Detroit. Born and raised in Detroit, he has been a college counselor since 1984, serving students in rural, urban, and suburban high schools, as well as community college. In addition to writing weekly columns at Huffington Post and HS Counselor Network, his writing has appeared in, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Detroit Free Press and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Patrick has served as president of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. He is on the board of directors of the Michigan College Access Network, and on the credentialing commission for the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award from Oakland Community College, the Margaret Addis Service to NACAC Award, and the William Gramenz Award (for outstanding contributions to college counseling in Michigan.) He holds five college degrees, including a Ph.D. in Education Administration.

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 Life and Leadership Series is a collaboration between Mariemont City Schools and the Mariemont School Foundation to bring high-quality national experts and experiences to the district. The Series content is currently focused in the spotlight areas of College Planning, Leadership and Wellness. Funding for the series comes from Foundation grantors and donors. Your donation will help us sustain and expand the Life and Leadership Series to provide relevant and exceptional experiences for all district students.

Click here for a complete schedule of the 2016/17 Life and Leadership Series, and to provide your support.

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