Come see our talented local artists!Princeton Young Artistswill be featured at“Meet the Artists with Teachers and Students”Friday, August 166:00-8:00 p.m.Sharonville Cultural Arts CenterPrinceton City Schools Accepted into National Network of Innovative School DistrictsThe Princeton City School District joins Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, will partner with other leading educators, entrepreneurs and researchers from across the countryPrinceton City Schools was accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts organized by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization with the mission to accelerate innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all through technology and research.Princeton was selected from a competitive national pool of applicants based on its leadership, evidence of results, innovative vision for learning, and commitment to equity and excellence.“This is a great honor and achievement for us as a school district and our entire educational community. The league directly aligns with our mission statement; empowering each student for college, career, and life success,” said Tom Burton, district superintendent. “We provide an environment that is safe and innovative coupled with dynamic instruction and multiple pathways to ensure our mission. This designation affirms our commitment to our students and their success in today’s schools and tomorrow’s workplaces.”The League of Innovative Schools, launched in late 2011, accepts new members through an open application process once per year. With their new members, the League now includes 114 school districts in 34 states. The full list of members can be found at digitalpromise.org/
districts.“The League of Innovative Schools works to advance equitable opportunities and outcomes for students, and solve challenges facing schools through the powerful use of learning technologies and research,” said Kim Smith, executive director of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. “We welcome our new League members and look forward to working with them to further catalyze positive change in public education.”League members are represented by their superintendent, who commits to:
In addition to superintendents’ participation, there are also opportunities for other school administrators, principals, and teachers from member districts to participate in League and Digital Promise-related initiatives.Board of EducationPrinceton Special Board of Education MeetingPrinceton Administration CenterMonday, August 26, 20196:30 p.m.
- Attend biannual League meetings, which feature classroom visits, collaborative problem-solving, and relationship-building with peers and partners;
- Participate in League challenge collaboratives on a broad range of topics relevant to the changing needs of school districts;
- Support Digital Promise research and provide feedback so it translates easily into classroom experiences and expands what we know about teaching and learning;
- Engage with entrepreneurs to advance edtech product development steeped in the latest learning science and meets district needs; and
- Participate in the League’s professional learning community by connecting with other members online, in person, and at each other’s school districts.
On August 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Matthews Auditorium, Princeton City School District will host our 2nd Annual State of the Schools Address. If you have been curious about what accomplishments the district has achieved, what challenges it has faced, or are interested in the plans for the future, this event is for you!Open to the public, this is an evening of parent and community engagement to showcase the vision that defines the Princeton City School District. We will talk about the past and the present and imagine the future. Superintendent Tom Burton will discuss the challenges we face as a public school district and the challenges our students and our children face in the 21st century. He will also speak about what we’re doing to help turn those challenges into opportunities - opportunities to prepare and empower each student for college, career, and life success.You are encouraged to attend the State of the Schools Address each year to stay connected and informed about your school district. Again, it is Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Matthews Auditorium. By working together, we will continue to do what is best for students and make the #vikingdiff.Free and Reduced Meal Information and ApplicationYour children may be eligible to receive FREE or REDUCED PRICE breakfast and lunch every day at school. Please download the application found below and complete as directed. You need only fill out one application for your family and return it to your child's school. We will review the application to determine if you are eligible for this program. You will receive written notification after your application has been processed, with your student’s meal status.Please complete the ENTIRE application and return it to the school as soon as possible.2019-2020 Application GuidelinesA new application must be completed for each family every year!· Returning Princeton students will begin this school year with the same status as of May 2019 until the expiration date of September 26, 2019.· New Princeton students will pay for all meals until a family’s application is completed and approved by the Food Service Department.· Only one (1) application ( include all family members).· All families submitting a completed application to a school will receive a letter confirming or denying meal program eligibility within 10 working days of receipt by the Food Service Office.· Applications can be submitted online through PaySchools link on the district website for immediate response.· Any student without an approved, current program application will be on PAID STATUS.It is important to complete the application and return it to your child’s attending school as soon as possible to receive maximum meal program benefits. More information can be found in the Student Handbook, under School Nutrition Programs, regarding direct certification, payment options, charging procedure and alternate meals, and special dietary needs.Healthy Start & Healthy FamiliesDo your children qualify for the FREE or REDUCED PRICE Program? If so, they may qualify for the Healthy Start and Healthy Families program. This program provides free health care coverage for children and families.Please visit the site below for more information.Questions about either of these programs may be directed to:Jean Sparks, Food Service Director, at 864-1021.Run for the Health of It!The HealthCare Connection and Princeton City Schools will host their 2nd annual “Run for the Health of It,” a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the Princeton Viking Stadium, 11262 Chester Road.Proceeds benefit the Princeton Viking School-Based Health Centers.Based on the premise that healthy students are better learners, The HealthCare Connection, in partnership with the Princeton City School District, opened the Viking School-Based Health Center at Princeton High School in 2013, followed by the center at Heritage Hill Elementary School in 2014.The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 1-mile Walk at 8:45 a.m., and a Fun Run for kids 8 years and under at 9:30 a.m. Entry fees are $30 for the 5k Run/Walk and $25 for the 1-mile Walk (prices go up on September 10). The Fun Run is free. Everyone who registers before noon on September 10 will receive a t-shirt. Registration forms and more information are available online atwww.healthcare-connection.org/
- Public sessions' minutes are posted online, as are the agendas and minutes of previous meetings.
- The link is: http://www.boarddocs.com/
oh/prcsd/Board.nsf/Public. 5k-run-for-the-health-of-it/.Packet pick-up is Thursday, September 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at JackRabbit,267 E. Sharon Road in Glendale.Awards will be giving out directly after the race to overall top finishers.Kids participating in the Fun Run will receive participation ribbons.Sponsors for this event include Molina Healthcare, Paramount Advantage, Strategic HR Inc., John D. Dovich & Associates LLC, Ginn & Company, Gross Insurance Agency, Sharefax Credit Union, Great Oaks Career Campuses, and Cincinnati Bell.To become a sponsor or learn more information about the event, visitwww.healthcare-connection.org.Save the Dates for HomecomingOctober 9 - ParadeOctober 10 - BLINK Parade (No School - Fall Break)October 11 - Homecoming GameOctober 12 - Hall of Fame BanquetRun for the Health of It!Many thanks to our corporate sponsors! To visit their websites just click on the logo to open the hyperlink for more information.