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    Princeton's Mission: Empowering each student for college, career, and life success.

    Accomplishments School Year 2021 - 2022

    1. Reveal and implementation of Strategic Plan 2020-2023

    2. Implementation of the district’s Academic Achievement Plan 

    3. Development of the District’s Equity Plan

    4. Development and implementation of the One2One Technology Plan

    5. Ohio Auditor of State presented Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

    6. Charting the LifeCourse Champion 2022 for Innovation in Education award to PCSD’s Special Education Department by Nexus LifeCourse

    7. 2022 Ohio Success Award Winner from Cincinnati Business Magazine

    8. 2022 Sharonville Chamber of Commerce Award 

    9. 2021 Mark of Excellence Award - E-Newsletter for Princeton eNews from Ohio School Public Relations Association

    10. 2021 Best Overall Technology Implementation from the Future of Education Tech & Learning - Christopher Lockhart

    11. Character Council Student Hero of Character 2021 - Ornella Siakam

    12. Springdale and Heritage Hill’s Police Chief Wells named 2022 Executive Dare Officer of the Year

    13. Springdale and Heritage Hill’s DARE Officer, James Beckman named the 2021 DARE Officer of the Year by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police

    14. DARE Educator of the Year -  Laura Condo (2021) and Elizabeth Midkiff (nominated for 2022 - finalists not yet named)

    15. Springdale Elementary named 2021 National ESEA Distinguished School

    16. Evendale and Sharonville Elementary Schools were named 2021 Hall of Fame Schools by the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators

    17. 2021 Ohio Association of Administrators of State and Federal Programs (OAASFEP) Spring Conference Presentation

    18. Princeton Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (NJROTC) earned the Area Three Distinguished Unit with Honors, the top award recognizing the best unit amongst the 56 units in the designated area

    19. 500+ business partners, with companies offering students internships, job shadowing, and apprenticeships

    20. All Princeton Preschool programs - Evendale, Springdale, Stewart, and Woodlawn - maintained Five Star Step Up to Quality Rating, the highest rating possible

    21. Character Council of Greater Cincinnati - School of the Month 

    22. Gold Star Chili Nominations - Elaine Stubblefield (HH) and Finalist Jeannie Federle (SH)

    23. RISE Nomination- Recognizing Inspirational School Employees Award-Ohio  Department of Education- Chris Schulhoff 

    24.  WARM 98 Teacher of the Week - Ginger Veces (HH)

    25. Anthony Munoz Hispanic Character Camp MVP Award given to Heritage Hill Elementary School

    26. Blazing Viking Awards from Springdale Fire  Department was featured on WCPO for Acts of Kindness 

    27. Elementary Schools participation in iSPACE STEM Making Mathletes and GE STEM Engineers programs

    28. PCMS Hope Squad was featured nationally as the “Squad of the Week” in March 2021

    29. HOPE Squads were started at Sharonville and Stewart Elementary Schools. Student leaders are trained to talk to peers and help them find a trusting adult to share their concerns, questions, or feelings

    30. National leaders in the #InclusiveSchoolsWeek initiative

    31. 2021 and 2022 BEST Communities for Music Education from the NAMM Foundation

    32. Isaiah Dudley (8th) and Harlee Fetick (8th) were announced as 2021 Lovis Foundation Extraordinary Student Award Winners

    33. 16 Graduates of the Business Program in 2021; 11 Graduates of the Business Program in 2022

    34. Three 2021 graduates participated in a Music Signing; Five members of the Class of 2022 will participate in May 5th Music Signing.

    35. Six 2021 graduates enlisted; three members of the Class of 2022 will enroll after graduation and participate in Military Signing Day

    36. 23 Student-athletes have signed to continue their athletic careers at the next level

    37. Greater Miami Conference All-Academic Awards - 42 awards presented through the winter season; over 100 student-athletes honored at GMC Athlete of the Week

    38. Four students involved in the national Students for Equitable Education Summit in 2021; Five Princeton High School students are participating in 2022

    39. Eight programs in the Parent & Community Educational Series were presented virtually on important topics including health issues and safety issues

    40. Development of a Task Force for Reopening Schools

    41. Development and implementation of the Safe Schools Reopening Plan

    42. New grant funding for district initiatives over $750,000 

    43. Implementation of the online student registration process (Final Forms)

    44. Meeting our students’ needs including but not limited to meals, technology, and emotional support. 

    45. Niche rated Woodlawn, Springdale, and Sharonville as stand-out schools in the Cincinnati area

    46. Princeton Community Middle School was recognized as the top public middle school by Cincinnati Magazine

    47. Purple Star Schools of Distinction include Princeton High School, Princeton Community Middle School, Evendale, Heritage Hill, Stewart, and Woodlawn Elementary Schools.

    48. Increased Internet connectivity by ten fold and reduced the cost per month

    49. Conducted virtual spring signing and awards ceremony 

      1. PHS Senior Awards 

      2. PHS Top 20; PHS Top 20 of 2022 

      3. Celebration of Staff: Years of Service, Viking Excellence, & Retirees

      4. Military Signing; Military Signing Day

      5. Music Signing;  Music Signing

      6. Viking Athletic Signing Spring 2020

      7. Cincinnati.com Sports Awards

      8. Virtual Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2021

    50. Revised and Implemented the use of Athletic Department Handbooks for Coaches, Parents, and Student-Athletes

    51. Implemented COVID-19 Protocols for all Facilities and Events around our campus

    52. Ensured our Athletic Teams were supplied with PPE equipment for home and away events

    53. In 2020-2021, there were 18 athletes who signed college commitments; in 2021-2022, we have had 27 student-athlete college signings (there will probably be 4 more)

    54. Over 110 Greater Miami Conference Athletes of the Week. (still 4 weeks to go)

    55. Worked with Multi-Media Providers to broadcast Viking sporting events that allowed our fan base the opportunity to watch out student-athletes compete when facing facility capacity restrictions

    56. District’s Remote Learning Plan

    57. “We Stand Together, We Are Vikings” t-shirt and mask fundraisers for WiFi

    58. Four Business and Community Partner Breakfasts 

    59. “Viking Voices: The People of Princeton” on May 28, June 25, Blue Chip Award, Philo Award, August 27, September 24 

    60. 2021 State of the Schools Address; 2022 State of the Schools Address

    61. Parent and Community Educational Series

      1. Equity, Equality, and Inclusion

      2. Social-Emotional Learning Skills: School - Life Balance

      3. Anxiety in Children and Teens with a Focus on COVID-19

      4. Digital Citizenship

      5. Implicit Bias

      6. Vaping, Drugs, and Alcohol

      7. Coping with Stress, Q & A

      8. Chris Singleton

      9. Emmanuel Jal

      10. Final Forms Workshop -ESL Presentation

      11. Raising Awareness about Anxiety/Stress and Building Motivation

      12. Digital Citizenship 2021

      13. Anti-Vaping 

      14. February 22 - Preparing for Life after HS - legal, financial, job advice and tips to establish successful adult relationships 

      15. March 15 - Human Resources Insight, Job Opportunities, Civil Service Process

    62. Viking Report mailed/distributed over 17,500 households

    63. Listening Sessions for Students on Race & Racism

    64. Six elementary schools selected to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

    65. Ohio School Breakfast All-Stars:  Heritage Hill Elementary School received the Gold Award 2020 Breakfast Excellence and Lincoln Heights Elementary School received the Platinum Award 2020 Breakfast Excellence

    66. Development of the Kroger NextGen Academy as the next phase of the Work Ethic Certification program

    67. Community advocacy-safe routes to schools

    68. Gun range movement advocacy and hearings

    69. Successful Fall Golf Classic fundraiser for student scholarships 

    70. Growing and strengthening partnerships with local businesses and community partners to assist our students, including apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships, and work opportunities

    71. All schools submitted participated in the 2022 Princeton’s Virtual Festival of the Arts

    72. 28 Princeton Community Middle School band and orchestra musicians competed in 19 events for ratings in the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District and 14 Virtual Junior High School Solo and Ensemble Competition. Our Vikings earned 4 Excellent Ratings and 15 Superior Ratings.

    73. 72 Princeton High School band, orchestra, and choir musicians who competed in 40 events for ratings in the Ohio Music Education Association Virtual High School Solo and Ensemble  Competition. Our Vikings represented well, earning 13 Excellent Ratings and 27 Superior Ratings.

    74. The Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted 78 PHS students

    75. 108 College Credit Plus participants in Class of 2021

    76. 2 International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates

    77. 35 Honors Diploma Candidates

    78. 108 College Credit Plus participants in Class of 2021

    79. 91 Distinguished Science Graduates

    80. 29 students in the Class of 2021 were 4-Year STEAM Graduates

    81. 18 students in the Youth Built Change research class presented findings on substance abuse by examining participation in sports, isolation due to COVID, the DARE program, and motivation. The students collected their data through virtual interviews, surveys, and virtual focus groups to assist with their conclusions.

             
             

     

     

     

     

    It is our mission to make sure that a Princeton education means something significant. We offer our students more opportunities while still providing a great value for our residents. We spend less per pupil on administration than the state average, putting as much as possible into the classroom.

    We want to see our students affected by their Princeton education throughout their lives. The result of their time with us should be a foundation for everything they will encounter for the rest of their lives.

    One thing that sets Princeton apart from other districts is the attention we pay to each individual student. We value the whole educational experience for each child, including excellent athletic and music programs, extracurricular activities, and the distinguished International Baccalaureate program in our high school.

    Princeton offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Since its inception in 1985, the program gives students the ability to develop an appreciation and a kinship of the entire world. It takes subjects offered in the school’s regular curriculum and adds an international community’s perspective.

    In many ways, the world is becoming a smaller place. Jobs are now often viewed globally, meaning competition for them comes from more than just a small region around Cincinnati. Princeton students are able to compete because of the opportunities provided in each of our schools.

     

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  • Youth Built Change class:

    Presentation of research on May 3, 2022, at Central Office - four groups of Princeton High School students will present research of peers and community members dealing with Relapse and Recovery, How Drug Use Affects Families, How Stereotypes Affect Drug Use, and The Effectiveness of HOPE Squad at Princeton.  This research will be presented along with the findings from Manchester High School and our partners at the University of Cincinnati.

    PHS Youth Built Change

    Art Awards:

    ART DEPARTMENT AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Oct 2021- Sharonville Cultural Arts Center Young Artists Exhibition

    Oct 2021- Evendale Juried Photo Exhibition

    Nov 2021- Ohio Anti-Vaping Video competition

    Dec 2021- Springdale Rec Holiday 5k Photo Booths created by Art Club

    Jan 2022- Scholastic Art Competition

    Jan 2022- Cincinnati Overtures Competition

    Feb 2022- SOS Art Exhibition for Peace and Social Justice Photo and Ceramics

    Feb 2022- Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Coalition poster contest

    March 2022- Ohio Governor’s Art Competition

    March 2022- Festival of the Arts- community is our canvas

    March 2022- Taft Museum Artists Reaching Classrooms Exhibition

    April 2022- Contemporary Arts Center School Outreach Program Exhibition

    Sharonville Cultural Arts Center Young Artists Exhibition

    Paige Burns

    Joey Chaney

    Alex Fite-Clements

    Justice Fuller

    Joseph Hernandez-Carranza

    Bryce Hixon

    Aarien Holland

    Mercedez Johnson

    Marquez Johnson

    Joshua Johnson

    Kahlen Kwarteng

    Kim Lopez Gomez

    Karlie Luckett

    Tim Marksch

    Evelyn McDonough

    Trinity Steele

    Alejandro Tepole

    Gio Vitti

    Greg Waller

    Trey Williams

    Andy Bolanos

    Jorge Bolanos

    Billy Bowen

    Jasmin Carrillo

    Margalinda Chilel-Niz

    Gerson Cristobal-Hernandez

     Elizabeth Ehlerding

    Ava Franklin

    Krystal Guerra

    Alex Castro

    Mark Lopez

    Mikayla Maidlow

    Ousmane M’Baye

    Josiah McGruder

    Walter Mendoza Mendoza

    Lili Older

    Nevaeh Reid

    Eliezer Stenson

    Marrisa Watson

    Serenity Williams

    Pedro Perez

    Cam Anderson

    Brittany Rodriguez

    Fernanda Galan

    Ty Hunter-Wilks

    Kurt Martin

    Marvin Matthews

    Lena Mcintosh

    Skylar Partin

    Paris Reed

    Jason Rominger

    Ian Stanger

    Lorena Tolentino-Escalante

    Rylee Trainor

    Ryeheim Warren

    Josue Reyes

    Andre Adams

    Andrea Ortiz

    Isaiah Bancroft

    Angel Bolanos

    DeAirius Bryant

    Valeria Compos-Teran

    Phillip Daniels

    Kya Fergus

    Dell Leonard

    Devin Long

    Ana Gonzalez

    Jayshaun McGowen

    Taylor Robinson

    Annie Schmahl

    Fernanda Ramirez

    Brendan Teemer

    Devon Thomas

    Dani Velasquez-Perez

    Yosh Younger

    Carlos Mendoza

    Bowie Baird

    Jamie Ballard

    Kodey Bingham

    Arianna Bolls

    Chris Bridges

    Edwin Rosas

    Aric Engel

    Baneza Roblero

    Kennedy Haro

    Claudia Hernandez-Lopez

    Jordan Houston

    Fred Germinaro

    Madison Richardson

    Elijah Roberts

    Taniyah Rocker

    Yureima Gomeze

     

    Evendale Juried Photo Exhibition

    Honorable Mention- Emma Tracey

     

    Overture Awards Semi-Finalist 2022

    Yazmyn Kitchen

     

    Scholastic Art Competition- 2022

    OH Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition

    Semi-Finalists: 

    Andralyn Brown

    Emma Tracey

     

    Physical Education/Health Awards: 

    Most Outstanding in Physical Education (Underclassmen) - Savannah Williams, Alexys Grause, Juana Velequez Roblero, Alexa Franco Clemente, Jamie Mackey, Tyson Satterwhite

    Most Outstanding in Physical Education (Seniors) - Adama Bah, Jaylen Hogue, Caleb Sparks-Matthews, Caryn Goins, Maricela Alonzo Perez, Rushona Soledjanova, Makayla Morris 

    Most Outstanding in Health Education (Underclassmen) - Rodrigo Patino, Nathan Pettis, Aleander Busico, Caleb Harris, Martacilia Perez DeLeon, Makaiya Washington, Amourione (AJ) Allen

    Most Outstanding in Health Education (Seniors) - Rodolfo Barragan, Zakayah Yahsharal, Ty Carter

    ROTC: Distinguished Unit for the school year 2021-2022.  A participant in the Secretary of the Navy’s National Academic Exam and Air Rifle Match.  The unit had 4 cadets successfully graduate from the NJROTC Leadership Academy.  The unit sent 2 cadets to the West Point Leadership and Ethics seminar. A participant in the Surface Navy Essay Contest and the Gilliam Academic Award. A participant in the AREA Three National Orienteering Championships and Close Order Drill Championships.

    Music

    • Princeton City School District for receiving the NAMM Foundation award for 2022 BEST Communities for MUSIC EDUCATION! "Outstanding Support of Music Education and Enriching the Lives of Children and Advancing Student Achievement."

     

    • Congratulations to the 68 Princeton High School band, orchestra and choir musicians who competed in 46 events for ratings in the OMEA District 14 High School Solo and Ensemble Competition at Anderson High School on Saturday. Our Vikings represented well, earning 14 Excellent Ratings, and 30 Superior Ratings!

     

    • Congratulations to Senior Viking Musician Mary Kimble (Horn) for performing with the 2022 OMEA All-State Orchestra! She was selected by audition and performed with the 110 member ensemble for a packed house on Friday, February 4th at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. 

     

    • Pride of Princeton Marching Band- Cincinnati Sports Awards “Best Band- Fan Favorite” 2021 

     

    • OMEA South West Region State Orchestra Adjudicated Event 2022 PHS Symphonic Orchestra earned a Superior Rating (I)

     

    • OMEA District 12 High School Large Group Adjudicated Event 2022 PHS Symphonic Band earned an Excellent Rating (II)