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Military Family Resources

The students and staff of Centerville City Schools appreciate the sacrifices made each day by our men and women in the military and their families.

This page includes resources that may be helpful to military families who are transitioning to our school district.

Since 2020, 11 Centerville Schools have been designated as Purple Star Schools by the Ohio Department of Education:

  • Primary Village North
  • Primary Village South
  • Cline Elementary
  • Driscoll Elementary
  • John Hole Elementary
  • Stingley Elementary
  • Weller Elementary
  • Magsig Middle School
  • Tower Heights Middle School
  • Watts Middle School
  • Centerville High School
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District Military Family Liaison

Craig Suttman
Career Education Director
Centerville High School
Email Mr. Suttman

Please see our Contact Us page for contact information for individual school buildings.

Featured Links

ODE Supporting Ohio's Military Families
The Ohio Department of Education offers a number of programs to assist military families.

10 School Tips for Military Families with Gifted Children
This article provides tips for parents to advocate for children who have been identified as gifted.

Military Child Education Coalition
This website includes information and resources for parents, students, and professionals who work with military-connected children.

Military Family Advisory Network
This 501(c)(3) organization provides a library of resources to connect military families to programs and tools.

National Military Family Association
The mission of the National Military Family Association is to support and enhance the quality of life for every military family.

Real Warriors
The Real Warriors Campaign encourages members of the military community to seek help for psychological health concerns by promoting a culture of support and emphasizing that mental health care IS health care.

Scholarships for Military Children
Children of active, reserve, and retired military members may receive $2,000 college scholarships.

Sesame Workshop
A resource to help young children understand why parents need to leave home for deployment or how things might change upon their return. for U.S. Military Families
Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, this program provides on-demand, online tutoring, and homework help at no cost to eligible service members and their dependents.

Wright-Patterson AFB Military & Family Readiness Center
This website includes information to support individuals, families, and leadership with programs and services to strengthen communities, encourage self-sufficiency, enhance mission readiness, and ease adaptation to the Air Force way of life.

Related News

Board of Education Resolution for the Support of Military Children and Families

WHEREAS, our country and our community owes the daily freedoms to the members of the Armed Forces, their family members and the loved ones who share in their service and sacrifice; and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Education acknowledges that active military families in the fulfillment of their duties to our nation face unique challenges including frequent deployments, service in combat zones, and relocations; and,

WHEREAS, we celebrate the exceptional service, strength and character of military-connected students and families in the Centerville City School District; and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Education wishes to further improve the support, understanding, and outreach for the military families attending our schools; and,

NOW IT BE RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Centerville City School District affirms a commitment to support our military families and is dedicated to providing resources and programs, which could benefit students and families academically, socially, and emotionally; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Centerville City School District shall continue to develop programming to ease the burden of service for military families by both raising the level of understanding and support by the staff members of this district and continuing to celebrate military service in our community.