Principal's Message

Hello Miller South Families!!

My name is Carolyn Herstich and I am the Interim Principal at Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts this 2019-2020 academic year.

PLEASE SEE THE UPDATES REGARDING COVID-19 and the following district directives:   NOTE- ALL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!! Parents, we understand online digital learning is new for all of us and we want to address your concerns. If you need immediate assistance, please call 330-761-2967 Monday-Thursday between 8am-2pm and Miss Penny from the district will be working with us to relay your concerns to our building office staff throughout these hours. If you would like to call outside the hours listed, please call 330-761-1765 and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please feel free to email anytime  

Meal Pickup

Pickup for food will be Monday through Thursday, at the main entrance from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Students will receive “To Go” bags for breakfast and lunch every day and on Thursdays they will be given extra meals to cover Friday.

*No meals will be served at Ott, Essex, Stewart, Early College, NIHF STEM, STEM HS, I Promise, or Miller-South.  These students may come to any other neighborhood school and receive meals.

Please note:  Meals are available to all children ages 1-18, regardless of the school they attend! #APSProudForever

APS Connected Learning Website:  Please visit our district website for information about each grade band (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12).  The site will be linked directly from our home page on our APS website.  Each grade band has a mixture of required lessons (e.g., iReady, Exact Path) and "choice lessons" for the next 2 weeks (3/17/20 through 3/27/20). 

What a busy end to the 3rd marking period!!! Please continue to help your child have a successful academic and arts experience by encouraging them to advocate for themselves. Please note that we encourage students who need support to communicate with their teachers directly. Students must learn to hold themselves accountable and take responsibility for their success. Staff to student relationships are a direct connection to the classroom content. We have a new STAFF DIRECTORY to support this positive change in our school. Parents, please continue to discuss with your child the importance of having a positive Attitude, Behavior and Communication at school, the ABCs at Miller South!

We want to make sure all families are informed of news and information at the building. If you are NOT receiving the weekly message at 6 o'clock via phone/email, please contact the school office to update your emergency contact information. Also, please subscribe below for Monthly Memos regarding upcoming events and activities in our building.



Miller South is a Visual & Performing Arts School where the creative and curious learn to challenge, support, and inspire each other. Our unique environment focuses on the Arts and Academics, empowering students to use innovative skills to flourish as people and professionals.


“Anything Can Happen” - Mary Poppins (Spring Musical 2020) Focus for Student Success Academic: Visible Learning Strategies in the classroom to increase standard mastery in all content areas Culture/Climate: Growth Mindset and Grit - to teach our students that their skills, talents and abilities require EFFORT to be successful.

If you have any questions or concerns, we appreciate your communication and support. Please contact our school office, as we are happy to assist you!

Thank you! 

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Wash Your Hands!!
Take care,

Interim Principal
Carolyn Herstich
(330) 761-1765

Administrative Specialist
George Whitfield
(330) 761-1765
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