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Everyone at McKinley worked together to raise $3,367.67 for #HopeForBrenden this year! Sebring Local Schools The classes at B.L. Miller were filled with extra lots of love and kindness during our Valentine's Day parties! Thank you to Stanley Leone for speaking to our students, staff and family members throughout the school year on the subject of trauma. Our Kindergarten classes are 100 days smarter! What a festive holiday lunch with students and staff at McKinley! Our 2nd Grade Classes had lots of fun interviewing with Santa for an Elf job at the North Pole! A job well done to all of this year's Spelling Bee participants! Our students learned a lot about fire safety and how to be prepared in school and at home! Thank you to everyone who helped make our Trick or Treat for Turkeys Fundraiser a huge success this year! Our 2nd graders put on a delightful Harvest program for families and our PTO provided a delicious Thanksgiving lunch! Thank you to everyone who attended our "Dinner at Our House" Family Night! Our McKinley staff put together a wonderful Harvest lunch for our students! Our Kindergartners enjoyed dressing up as turkeys and eating a delicious Thanksgiving lunch! Thank you veterans for your dedication and service to our country. Millcreek Metro Parks Farm taught our 3rd grade students about harvesting and the very first Thanksgiving! Seventh & Eighth grade students enjoyed a slime making experiment in class! Spanish 3 students put on Skeleton Puppet Shows in celebration of Day of the Dead! Our Spanish students celebrated Day of the Dead! Thank you to Catherine Bosley for speaking with our students about the importance of social media awareness. Congratulations to our newly elected 5th grade Student Senate! We have Trojan Spirit everyday, but especially during Spirit Week! Our kindergarten classes enjoyed their apple orchard tour on a field trip to White House Fruit Farm. Thank you so much to our All Star Alumni George Clark, Christopher Clemens, Destinee Green, Emma Holodnak and Zane Twaddle for sharing their stories with our students! Two groups of McKinley students attended the first Skilled Trades Expo held at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Our students did an awesome job with their summer reading logs and enjoyed our picnic celebration! The high school marching band had an awesome performance at the Canfield Fair this year! Our Cheerleaders did an awesome job representing Sebring in the Canfield Fair Cheerleading Demonstration! Alex Sheen, Founder of Because I Said I Would, spoke with McKinley students about his inspirational journey and how the concept of promise cards came to be. Our elementary students are ready to learn and looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year! Our students are ready to discover their story this school year, as part of our McKinley school theme - What's Your Story? Sebring McKinley Junior High School offers robotics. Sebring McKinley has a talented and passionate staff, who are dedicated to the students they teach. Sebring Local Schools are 1 to 1 in technology, meaning each student has his/her own Chromebook. Students in Mrs. Walsh's kindergarten class eat their breakfast and work on a project. Positive messages can be seen throughout the walls inside both school buildings. Sebring Administration Building BL Miller School Entrance McKinley Main Entrance

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March 2, 2020

Families are Invited to Enjoy Family Night and Dinner at Sebring McKinley

SEBRING, OH - Sebring McKinley Jr/Sr High School students and their families are invited to attend a complimentary dinner and some family fun activities on Thursday, March 19th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Families are asked to enter through the auditorium doors.

Families will have their choice to participate in two of four exciting activities, led by teachers and students. Activities include an obstacle course, family painting, athletic competitions and Pictionary. There will also be a break between sessions for a complimentary dinner. 

Interested attendees must RSVP. Each Jr/Sr High School student was given an RSVP form. Please return forms by Friday, March 13th, to have an accurate head count for dinner.

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February 24, 2020

Sebring McKinley Raises More Than $3,000 for Waterloo Student

SEBRING, OH - Sebring McKinley Junior and Senior High School raised $3,367.67 to donate to #HopeForBrenden.

Waterloo High School sophomore Brenden Kidikas is battling brain cancer. Over the past few weeks, Sebring students and staff participated in multiple fundraisers to help support Brenden in his fight.

Sebring sold #HopeForBrenden t-shirts, gave students the opportunity to play games in the gym during their enrichment period, and raised money through Penny Wars to donate to the Kidikas family.  

The amount raised was revealed during an assembly on February 18th. Sebring McKinley SRO Officer Brindak agreed to be slimed if the school could raise $2,000, and Principal Joe Krumpak agreed to be slimed if the school raised $3,000.

The entire staff is so proud of the students and fellow staff members for the compassion they show to a student from another school. At the basketball game vs. Waterloo on February 18th, a check was presented to Waterloo High School Principal, Lori Sandel, for the Kidikas Family.

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January 30, 2020

 

 Sebring Local Schools Announce Kindergarten Screening

 

SEBRING, OH - We are accepting appointments to screen students for our Fall, 2020 Kindergarten classes. Please call Mrs. Harlan at (330) 938-2025 to schedule your child’s appointment. Screening will take place on February 26, 2020.

 

Students must be five by September 30th, 2020 and live in the school district to be eligible for the Sebring Kindergarten Class of 2020. 

 

Ohio Revised Code 3313.673 states that all first time Kindergarten students must be screened. Parents will need to bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization records, social security card, proof of residency and custody papers (if applicable). All Items will be needed at this time, and copied for their record.  

 

Appointments will take about an hour. A child’s speech, hearing and vision will be checked at this appointment.

 

The Sebring Local School District will also have open enrollment for parents wishing to enroll children at B.L. Miller Elementary School. If a family does not live within the Sebring Local School District, they may apply for open enrollment by calling for an appointment.  

 

To be eligible for open enrollment, an open enrolled student would need to be five years of age by the date set by their home school district. Open enrolled families would need to register with their home school district first, and then they may apply with Sebring. 

 

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January 15, 2020

 

Sebring Local Schools Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

SEBRING, OH - The Sebring Local School District will join more than 700 school districts throughout Ohio to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month.

“Our school board members are community members who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all with minimal pay,” said Toni Viscounte, Sebring Local Schools Superintendent. “Their focus is always on the future success of the students in our district. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thank you for all they do.”

Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. 

Board members serving Sebring are: JoAnn Jones (5/5/2017 12/31/2021), Robin Flowers  (1/11/2016 12/31/2023), Debra Green (7/24/2017 12/31/2021), Melinda Vecchio (1/11/2018 12/31/2023) and Scott Latham (3/19/2018 12/31/2023).

“It’s more important than ever that communities support public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow,” said Viscounte. “Please take a moment and tell school board members ‘thanks for caring about our children and giving so much to our community.’ Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated.” 

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November 26, 2019

 

Sebring Thanks Everyone Who Donated to Trick or Treat for Turkeys

SEBRING, OH - The Sebring Ecology Club took to the community asking for donations to their annual Trick or Treat for Turkeys Fundraiser. During the month of October, they collected a total $606. All money raised was used to purchase food to provide a Thanksgiving meal to 21 local families. 

The Junior Senate spent time after school packing boxes of food, and filling bags with personal hygiene items, to deliver to families just in time for the holiday.  

The Ecology Club and Jr. Senate wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their generosity this year. Because of those donations, Sebring McKinley was able to help twenty-one families this Thanksgiving.

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November 15, 2019

 

Families are Invited to Dinner at Our Sebring McKinley House

SEBRING, OH - All Sebring McKinley Jr./Sr. High School families and students are invited to attend “Dinner at Our House Family Night.” The evening will take place from 5:30-7:30 on Thursday, November 21st. 

Sebring McKinley will be showcasing classes and providing exciting sessions to give families a peek at daily life in our Sebring McKinley house. There will also be a complimentary dinner between sessions.

There is no cost to attend this fun filled evening. Attendees are asked to enter through the auditorium doors. An invitation to enjoy the dinner was sent home with students, as reservations were required. 

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November 6, 2019

 

Sebring Local Schools Invite Veterans to Attend School Programs

SEBRING, OH -  Sebring Local Schools invite all local veterans to attend Veterans Day program as our schools honor them for their dedication and service to our country. 

Sebring McKinley Jr./Sr. High School welcome veterans to enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of coffee cake at 7:30 a.m. on November 11th. The Veterans Day program will follow at 8 a.m.  

B.L. Miller Elementary School will hold its Veterans Day Program at 10:15 a.m. on November 11th.

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November 4, 2019

 

Sebring Students Celebrate Day of the Dead

SEBRING, OH - Students in Senora Thagard’s Spanish classes celebrated Day of the Dead with a variety of fun activities. 

Spanish 4 students baked delicious Rice Krispie Treats that they shaped into skulls and decorated to look like traditional Day of the Dead decor. 

Spanish 3 students put on a skeleton puppet show. Students were separated into pairs and created skeleton characters, drafted spanish dialogue, and put on a puppet show for their classmates. 

Day of the Dead, which is celebrated from October 31st to November 2nd, is a holiday celebration that honors deceased loved ones in Mexico, Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries. 

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September 30, 2019

 

Sebring McKinley Welcome Alumni Back for Second Annual Alumni Series

SEBRING, OH -  Sebring McKinley Jr./Sr. High School will welcome 5 alumni back on Wednesday, October 2nd at 9 a.m. for their Second Annual Alumni Series. 

Class of 2015 graduates George Clark, Christopher Clemens, Destinee Green, Emma Holodnak and Zane Twaddle will speak with students about their paths post high school, where they are now and how they got there. Students will also have an opportunity to ask questions. 

The next Alumni Series event will take place on Friday, November 22nd. 

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September 18, 2019

 

Sebring Local Schools Make Great Progress on School Report Card

SEBRING, OH - The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) released the 2018-2019 school year report cards for districts across the state. Sebring Local Schools has showed immense progress this past school year . 

The purpose of the Ohio School Report Cards is to measure the district and school performance in the areas most critical to success in learning, as well as information on academic and financial performance. According to ODE’s website, “the Ohio School Report Cards data shows educators, school administrators and families where their schools are succeeding as well as areas where they need to improve.”

Sebring Local Schools overall grade increased to a “C”, from the previous grade of a “D”. The district has also made great improvements in the areas of Progress and Gap Closing, scoring a “B” in both categories. 

To review the data in detail for Sebring Local Schools, visit the ODE website: https://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/district/overview/048355

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August 16, 2019

 

Four-Time TEDx Speaker to Share Insights with Students at Sebring Local Schools

SEBRING, OH - Because I Said I Would founder, author and four-time TEDx speaker, Alex Sheen, will bring his inspirational movement to Sebring McKinley Jr./Sr. High School on Friday, August 23rd at 9 a.m. in the auditorium. 

Because I Said I Would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. The group is changing lives through Promise Cards; more than 11.3 million have been distributed internationally.

One hundred percent of Alex's speaking engagement fees go directly to the charity and their programs. Those funds help his organization produce impactful programming, such as volunteer projects, character education in schools, high school Chapters and awareness campaigns with global reach. 

Sheen will speak with Sebring staff and students about how his promise card movement began, how they inspire others to keep their promises and the impact it has around the world. Students will receive a bracelet and promise card, as well as have the opportunity to meet Alex at a meet & greet following his presentation. 

Each member of the Sebring McKinley staff is being provided a copy of his book and a t-shirt. 

“We are working on a Sebring Promise this school year and with a major focus on the theme of keeping promises in the district,” said Toni Viscounte, Sebring Local School Superintendent. “We have also an art projected planned that will be centered around our pledge.” 

For more information about the because I said I would movement, visit https://becauseisaidiwould.com/

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