|'A Tradition of Excellence'|
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Covedale Welcomes Michele Kipp as Principal
Covedale Elementary School students will be greeted by a new principal this fall, Michele Kipp. Cincinnati Public Schools board members approved Kipp as the school’s next principal, transitioning from her most recent position as Assistant Principal at the Fairview-Clifton German Language School.
In late June, a committee of teachers, staff, parents and community leaders chose Mrs. Kipp from an extensive pool of applicants for her experience as an administrator and instructional leader, but were also impressed with her knowledge of—and connections to—the Westside. Kipp spent a significant part of her early career in the Oak Hills School District.
“I am honored to serve as the Principal at Covedale Elementary and continue the work of the community to improve the educational programs, in and out of school, for students. Covedale’s ‘Tradition of Excellence’ is what holds us together in pursuit of the best options for our children to reach their full potential,” said Kipp.
Kipp replaces outgoing principal Ted Jebens, who was recently named as the superintendent of Lockland schools.
“Mrs. Kipp embodies the spirit of what school leaders have been working on over the past decade,” said Jason Dennison, chair of the selection committee. “We were impressed by her commitment to providing rigorous and challenging opportunities for students and staff to grow, while also engaging the community in supporting positive outcomes.”
Covedale's Cafeteria Receives "Clean Kitchen" Award
Our cafeteria recently earned the "Clean Kitchen" award from the Hamilton County Health Department. View the article about the award (and see the list of other winners) here . Thank you to our wonderful cafeteria and custodial staff for keeping our kitchen a safe, clean, and healthy place for our students.
Covedale to Receive Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant
Covedale has been selected to receive the 2016-2017 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant administered by the Ohio Department of Education and sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture! Three days a week for the entire school year, our students will be offered fresh produce snacks. Check out the school's calendar to see which produce will be served that day, and ask your child about it in the evening!
Covedale Students Donate to Charity through StEP Program
The intermediate students at Covedale participate in the University of Cincinnati's StEP program which teaches basic economics to students. The kids earn "dollars" for completing homework, being at school on time, and following classroom rules and expectations. StEP dollars can be spent at their quarterly store, money can be saved to earn interest, or it can be donated to a real charity. Covedale had the 5th highest donation number out of the twenty-two schools that participated in the program last year. The students donated a total of $488.08 real dollars to their charity (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)!