Welcome back for the second half of the 2018-19 school year! I hope you had an enjoyable winter break and that it provided you a time to relax, recharge and refocus for the new year.
As we move headfirst into a busy time of year for Mariemont City Schools, I want to reiterate my appreciation to the voters who helped pass the operating and permanent improvement levies on November 6, 2018. Because of you, we are able to continue providing the excellent programs and staff that have been an integral part of our school district’s success.
For two years leading up to the ballot issue, the school district engaged the community in a variety of ways to help all stakeholders understand our schools’ needs if we were to “Maintain Excellence.” During the fall, the district hosted “A Celebration of Excellence” at its annual State of the Schools Address. And now the district transitions into a period of “Building on Excellence,” a time to take the excellence already established in our schools and build on it with the Mariemont High School Facility Project.
While the bulk of the construction is not scheduled to begin at the high school until the summer, the design phase is well underway and we will soon be stepping into the first construction phase. Design work, which is happening with the help of industry professionals, staff, students and community members, will finalize the look of the new learning spaces and aesthetics both for the final school building and the transition period. As early as March you will see preliminary site work beginning, including the addition of a secondary access drive and the early steps to install temporary classrooms.
In an effort to keep the community, staff and students informed with the latest facility project information, Mariemont City Schools will be periodically rolling out a Hard Hat Update to share up-to-date news and notes. Hard Hat Updates will include FAQs, news releases, video interviews, renderings and more and will be disseminated whenever there is new information to share.Hard Hat Update information can be found on the district’s website
and social media accounts. Mariemont Schools’ families will also see this information in the Warrior Weekly newsletter, which is emailed out each Thursday. I encourage you to check out the hard hat updates and stay informed on all of the latest Mariemont High School Facility Project updates as they are released.
Additionally, there are opportunities to join community committees to work with the district moving forward in the areas of facility management, finance and technology If you are interested in joining one of these committees, more information can be found here.
It is a very exciting time for the Mariemont City School District! I look forward to “Building on Excellence” and continuing to push our students, staff and schools to even greater heights in 2019 and beyond.