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Don’t Miss the First Annual Village Scavenger Hunt!

Gather your friends and neighbors for the first annual “Village Scavenger Hunt”, a Road Rally through the Mariemont City School District!

VillageScavengerHuntThis fun, family-friendly event to celebrate our great schools and communities will be held on Saturday, August 15th, from 4:00 to 9:00pm.

After a spirited kick-off event at the Starting Line (Kusel Stadium at Mariemont High School), teams will rally through the villages of Fairfax, Mariemont, Terrace Park and Williams Meadow in a crazy scavenger hunt. Teams will collect points for various stops and challenges — competing to win bragging rights and the coveted Road Rally trophy.

The competition will end at the Finish Line party that will include inflatables, life-size games, popcorn, cotton candy, food for purchase, and of course, the announcement of winners!

You will not want to miss this “Amazing Race” type of event that is being sponsored by the Mariemont School Foundation.

Pre-Registration is required to compete in the Scavenger Hunt/Road Rally. These tickets must be purchased by Friday, August 14th. Tickets to the event are $25 per participant or $100 per car. If you do not want to race, but want to join in on the Finish Line Party, the cost is $10 per head – walkups for the Finish Line party are welcome! Register by August 1st to receive an event t-shirt.

Click HERE for more information and to register to attend this fun-filled evening!

Frank Palmasani on Conquering College Costs

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The Life and Leadership Series presents Frank Palmasani, Conquering College Costs

Thursday February 5th at 7:00pm, Mariemont Elementary AuditoriumFrank Palmasani will outline 30 steps you can take to save thousands of dollars in college costs. The seminar will combine the latest information about scholarships, financial aid, student loans, and the college search process when financial issues are a factor. This presentation is relevant and important for all district parents. It’s never too early to start thinking about paying for college!

Frank Palmasani, author of “Right College, Right Price

Frank_PalasaniFrank Palmasani is the author of “Right College, Right Price” and creator of the “financial fit” online program. He has been dedicated to helping families find affordable college options for more than 30 years, delivering seminars to both counselor and parent audiences.

Mr. Palmasani has been featured on TV and radio shows throughout the country on the college debt crisis.

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.

Thank You to our Donors and Sponsors!

Thank You

The 2014 Make it Happen Program was a tremendous success! Thanks to your generous donations we:

  • Funded 8 Teacher Requests, 2 at each school
  • Raised $7615 in Total Donations
  • Including $2450.00 in Matching Funds from our Business Sponsors
  • Will Impact over 800 Students!

A Special Thank You to Our Business Sponsors

The Make it Happen Program could not be successful without the generous support of the following local businesses. To learn more about each sponsor, click on their logo. 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!

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We are very grateful to the following individuals at each of these businesses. If you run into them around the district, please thank them for their generous support of our schools:

Quarter Bistro, Adam Ralston
elan Technologies, Jay Vollmer
Financial Management Group, Dave Wilder
Miller Insurance, Shane and Lisa Miller
Time Timer, Dave and Heather Rogers
CLU Consulting, Mark Gall
Sell Your Mac, Nick Renneker
Mariemont Alterations, Vida Savicius
Etegent Technologies, Tom Sharp & Stuart Shelley
Harlyn Properties, Chad Osgood

 

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

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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 SellYourMac.com, 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!

SellYourMacSellYourMac.com (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!

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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.

Mariemont HS Distinguished Alumni to be Recognized at Homecoming Events

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Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and congratulate the 2014 Distinguished Alumni at this Friday’s Homecoming Festivities. These truly Distinguished Alumni will spend the day, back in high school, where they will visit with students, meet the faculty and be introduced at a Pep Rally.  At 5:30 pm they will be featured as honored guests in the annual Mariemont High School Homecoming Parade.  Finally, the Distinguished Alumni will be formally introduced and recognized by Superintendent Steve Estepp before the start of the Homecoming Game against the Taylor High School Yellowjackets.  Please make every effort to be seated by 6:30, the recognition will begin promptly at 6:35.  Game begins at 7:00pm.

The second class of recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award has been selected from those nominated by a committee consisting of Mariemont Alumni board members and Mariemont School Foundation members. Congratulations to Jeffery R. Anderson, class of 1965, Pamela Coburn, class of 1970, and Harry N. Walters, class of 1954.  

Nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award will be solicited in the spring.  Visit http://mariemontschoolfoundation.org for more information.

Jeffrey R. Anderson graduated from Mariemont High School with the class of 1965.  He attended the University of Virginia as a scholar athlete.  Following a brief career in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins, Jeff returned home to serve in the Ohio National Guard and begin his career in the real estate industry.  Jeff started Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate in the mid-1980s and has built its reputation as an award-winning retail developer.  Mr. Anderson and his wife Darlene are also committed philanthropists, giving significant time and resources to the local community, the real estate industry and the global community.

Pamela J. Coburn is a graduate from the class of 1970.  Ms. Coburn studied voice at Depauw University, Eastman School of Music and Juilliard School in New York.  Early in her career she won the ARD Competition in Munich, Germany and the Metropolitan Opera National Competition in the U.S.  Ms. Coburn went on to spend more than 20 years singing in the finest opera houses around the world and recording with the most important conductors in opera.  Ms. Coburn teaches voice at Depauw University, holding the position of Distinguished Professor of Voice.

Harry N. Walters is a member of the Mariemont High School class of 1954.  Mr. Walters graduated from West Point in 1959 where he played fullback, blocking for Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins.  After serving in the army for four years, he began a successful career in the paper industry eventually becoming CEO of Potsdam Paper Corp.  In 1981, President Reagan nominated Mr. Walters as the Assistant Secretary of the Army.  In 1983, he was appointed by President Reagan to be Administrator of the U.S. Veteran’s Administration and served in that role until 1986.  Mr. Walters continued to serve the public in numerous positions and, today, is the CEO/Chairman of the Veterans Coalition, Inc.

 

Introducing Pamela Coburn, Mariemont High School Distinguished Alumna

coburn2cropDistinguished Alumna Pamela J. Coburn currently holds the position of James B. Stewart Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music at her alma mater, DePauw University.

Ms. Coburn graduated from Mariemont High School in 1970 and went to DePauw University to major in music education and to play on the tennis team.  She was encouraged to audition for an opera and landed a leading role.  With some nudging from her voice teacher Ms. Coburn quit the tennis team, accepted the role and never looked back.

In addition to studying voice at the Eastman School of Music and the American Opera Center of the Juilliard School, Ms. Coburn studied German Lieder with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.  In 1980 she was the winner of ARD (German Broadcasting Co.) Competition in Munich, and in 1982 she won a similar competition at the Metropolitan Opera.

An international career in opera, oratorio and recital blossomed, taking Ms. Coburn to the world’s most renowned opera houses and concert halls where she performed leading roles among the best singers in the world over a 20 year period. The conductors and orchestras she has appeared with are legend.   Appearances include the Vienna State Opera, Carnegie Hall and Metropolitan Opera in New York, in addition to opera house in Munich, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Paris, Toulouse, London and Tokyo.

Ms. Coburn invests in the future of classical music through her students.  She is humbled by the privilege of pouring out her wisdom and experience for the benefit of young singers.

Please join us this Friday for the Mariemont High School Homecoming and help welcome the 2014 Distinguished Alumni!  Ms. Coburn and her 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.

Distinguished Alumnus Jeffrey R. Anderson, Class of 1965

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Mariemont High School Distinguished Alumnus Jeffrey R. Anderson is the Founder, CEO and President of Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc., one of the premier Midwest retail real estate developers.

After graduating from Mariemont High School in 1965, Mr. Anderson attended the University of Virginia as a scholar athlete.  Following a brief career in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins, Mr. Anderson returned home to serve in the Ohio National Guard and begin his career in the real estate industry.

In the early 1970’s, under the tutelage of Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, Mr. Anderson earned a reputation as an outstanding site selection specialist for various clients in the restaurant industry. He began work with Chi Chi’s Restaurants in 1976, eventually becoming Director of Real Estate.  Following a successful public stock offering, Mr. Anderson left Chi Chi’s to start his own company in 1985.

Mr. Anderson has built Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate into an award winning developer with “the Midas touch”.  His company has been consistently recognized within the communities in which it operates.  Local, high profile development projects include Rookwood Commons, Harper’s Station, Union Centre Pavilion, Kenwood Pavilion and Deerfield Towne Center.

Mr. Anderson and his wife, Darlene, are committed philanthropists, giving significant time and resources to the local community, the global community and the real estate industry.

Please join us this Friday for the Mariemont High School Homecoming and help welcome the 2014 Distinguished Alumni!  Mr. Anderson 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 6:40.

Mariemont HS Distinguished Alumni to be Recognized at Homecoming Events

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Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and congratulate the 2014 Distinguished Alumni at next Friday’s Homecoming Festivities. These truly Distinguished Alumni will spend the day Friday October 3rd, back in high school, where they will visit with students, meet the faculty and be introduced at a Pep Rally.  At 5:30 pm they will be featured as honored guests in the annual Mariemont High School Homecoming Parade.  Finally, the Distinguished Alumni will be formally introduced and recognized by Superintendent Steve Estepp before the start of the Homecoming Game against the Taylor High School Yellowjackets.  Please make every effort to be seated by 6:30, the recognition will begin promptly at 6:40.  Game begins at 7:00pm.

The second class of recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award has been selected from those nominated by a committee consisting of Mariemont Alumni board members and Mariemont School Foundation members. Congratulations to Jeffery R. Anders, class of 1965, Pamela Coburn, class of 1970, and Harry N. Walters, class of 1954.  Click here for more information on our 2014 Distinguished Alumni, and look for a special feature on each of them next week.

Nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award will be solicited in the spring.  Visit http://mariemontschoolfoundation.org for more information.

 

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