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New Opportunity & Thinking Outside the Box

Instructional Excellence

The Senior Career Experience Mrs. Margaret “Bunny” Brooks is the Career and College Readiness Coordinator at Middletown High School. For the 2016-2017 academic year, she has developed a Career Experience Internship course for seniors. This internship program is for students who: are considering their career options, seeking additional education and training after high school, and/or seniors who would like to know more about employment options in Middletown. Seniors in the Career Experience are expected to obtain life and employability skills, develop their portfolios and gain a sense of professionalism. A Senior Career Experience is, as Mrs. Brooks put it, “A workrelated learning experience that provides students with the

The Middle School Experience - Choices

Contributed By: Nina Stewart - Intern

opportunities to gain important knowledge and skills in a particular career field.” Some of the businesses that students are interning with are: 1st Financial Bank, Atrium Hospital, Miami University, Quaker Oil, Middletown City Government and Middletown City Schools. If your business would like to participate in this program for the next semester please contact Bunny Brooks at Middletown High School. This is the first year this class has been introduced and is still in the development stages. To enroll, seniors are required to have reliable transportation or be willing to use the Metro, have a GPA of a 2.0 or above and attendance at 90% or better. Seniors must also have passed all parts of the OGTs. Participating students leave the building for two periods, 3rd and 4th, and go to their businesses for about an hour and a half. The Career Internship is a semester long class.

Perfect Score Middletown High School Senior, Lindsay Thornton, received a perfect score of 36 on the reading section of her ACT. Lindsay will be graduating in 2017.

The Pillowcase Project

Middletown Middle School Language Arts students participate in the CHOICES program hosted by SunCoke Energy to help the students think about the choices they make now, and how it will affect their future. Students interacted with employees from various Middletown businesses to discuss CHOICES, career, interview skills and time management.

Amanda Elementary students in third, fourth and fifth grade received a visit from the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross. This interactive visit was for the Pillowcase Project, an emergency preparedness workshop that is sponsored by Disney. The project teaches students about personal and family preparedness, hazards, and coping skills.


Middie Messenger- November 2016