Thursday, September 21, 2000

In the schools

2nd interviews for 3 candidates

        FAIRFIELD — The school board will schedule second interviews with three candidates for superintendent before narrowing the field to two finalists.

        Robert Farrell, assistant superintendent in the Forest Hills Schools; Gary Pack, superintendent of the Blount County Schools in Marysville, Tenn.; and Arvo Toukonen, assistant superintendent of ABC Unified School District in Los Angeles County, will tour the district with two board members. Once all three have finished those second interviews, the board will select two finalists, probably in early October.

        “The school community will have the opportunity to meet the two finalists,” said Kay Crain, president of the Fairfield Board of Education. “How that will happen, we don't know yet.”

        Superintendent Charles Wiedenmann is retiring at the end of the year.

District aims high

        MIDDLETOWN — The Middletown Schools have accepted an invitation to join the High AIMS — Achievement in Math and Science — group that is working on three goals.

        The Ohio Department of Education-funded group helps provide staff development in math and science, helps teachers develop leadership skills in those subject areas, and will work with state officials to define standards for math and science instruction statewide.

        The group works out of Cincinnati's Mayerson Academy.

Principal steps down

        MADISON TOWNSHIP — Ed Dulle will leave the Madison Schools in March after 26 years of service.

        Mr. Dulle, principal of Madison Junior School, recently submitted his resignation. He will be replaced by the assistant principal, Jon Graft. Mr. Graft has been the assistant principal for three years and was a social studies teacher at the school for five years before that.

Mentoring program

        OXFORD — Three Butler County school districts collaborating with Miami University have received a $100,000 Pathwise state grant to provide a mentoring program for new teachers.

        Fifty teams of new teachers and mentors from the Hamilton, Ross and Talawanda schools have been established. Proceeds from the grant will pay for training for the mentors and new teachers.

Kings freshmen invited to program

        DEERFIELD TWP. — The program “Making High School Count” will be presented to the freshman class and parents at Kings High School from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Oct. 10.

        The program, by CollegeLink, is designed to help students begin thinking about the importance of high school and what they need to accomplish to maximize opportunities upon graduation.

        The program also addresses time management and study skills.

        Parents and students can access the organization's Web site at The site offers a variety of tools and resources for current and future high school students.

Run winners listed

        DEERFIELD TWP — As part of homecoming week at Kings High School, the fifth annual 5K run and Mile Fun Run drew nearly 140 runners and walkers.

        The one-mile Fun Run had 39 contestants, with Matt Day and Cathy Gallina taking top honors.

        Julie Nolan set a new course record for the women in the 5-kilometer run (3.1 miles), with a time of 20:36. Joe Heagan, physical education teacher at Kings Mills Elementary School, won the race with a time of 19:32.

        Since Mr. Heagan won the race overall, he was taken out of the competition for the top overall male and female winners who were Kings Local employees. The husband-wife team of Dave and Peggy Allen won that award.

        Mr. Allen is guidance counselor at South Lebanon and Columbia elementary schools, while Mrs. Allen teaches first grade at South Lebanon Elementary School.

Soccer boosters meet

        MASON — The Mason Soccer Boosters will meet Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Mason High School media center. This meeting is open to the public. For information, call Bill Gregory at 459-8401.

Personnel group

        LEBANON — An initial meeting to determine interest in forming a Warren County chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Warren County Career Center. Anyone in the Human resources field interested in forming the chapter is invited to attend.

        There are more than 100 SHRM members in Warren County. SHRM is an international organization of human resource managers that promotes awareness of workplace policies.

        For more information, call Fred Francis, (513) 932-8145, Ext. 5271.

       In the Schools runs on Tuesday. Call: 860-7100. Fax: 860-5190. E-mail:


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