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Military Family Resources

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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.

Centerville High School, Magsig Middle School, Tower Heights Middle School, Watts Middle School, Stingley Elementary, Primary Village North and Primary Village South have all been designated as Purple Star Schools.

Centerville City School District Military Family Liaison

Craig Suttman
Career Education Director
Centerville High School
500 E. Franklin St.
Centerville, OH 45458

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 Military.com article provides tips for parents to advocate for children who have been identified as gifted.

Activities & Resources for Family Resilience Newsletter
The Family and Youth Coordinators for Ohio National Guard Family Readiness provide a collection of ideas to help keep people engaged and growing during challenging times.

Child Care Fee Relief
Military families that rely on childcare to go to work, work from home, or work on your education can now apply for childcare fee reimbursement of up to $1,500 to help cover costs.

Military Brats Club at CHS
Aiden, a student at Centerville High School, created a club that brings military kids together. CHS students should listen to school announcements for upcoming meeting dates and events.

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

Military One Source Parenting Strategies for Military Families
This website discusses topics such as child care, adoption, parenting tips and other strategies for military families.

Purple Star Webinars
These virtual webinars are free for school administrators, educators, military families, community leaders and nonprofits to learn how to support military students and their families.

Real Warriors
The Real Warriors Campaign promotes a culture of support for psychological health by encouraging the military community to reach out for help.

Scholarships for Military Children
A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for the 2020-21 school year.

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.

Tutor.com 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 Airman & Family Readiness Flight
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.