Tuesday, October 14, 2003

In The Schools


Shutterbug students to show off at Rosenthal

INDIAN HILL - Cincinnati Country Day School students are preparing an art/photography project that will debut Oct. 25 at the Rosenthal Contemporary Arts Center, downtown.

Eight photography students are joining students from Chicago, Los Angeles, Grass Valley, Calif., and Randolph Township, N.J., for the Focus project.

Under the direction of photographer Marry Ellen Mark, the students have been assigned to document teen-age identity in the 21st century. Their work will become part of a traveling exhibit.

Students from each participating school will write critical and creative essays for a book to be published. They will also put together a portfolio of images.

Workshop aims to educate about Islam

WEST CHESTER TWP. - "Teaching about Islam and the Middle East" is the first workshop of a two-day program aimed at administrators, teachers and media specialists.

Hosted by the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, the fifth annual educators' workshops will run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 23-24. On the second day discussions will focus on "The Doorways to Islamic Art.''

Audrey Shabbas, executive director of the Arab World and Islamic Resources and School Services, will be the guest lecturer.

Cost is $50 for both days or $25 for the teaching workshop, $35 for the art workshop. Register by Friday by calling 755-3280.

Three of Seven Hills' teachers win awards

MADISONVILLE - Three Seven Hills Schools' teachers have recently been honored.

Barbara Streff was chosen for the Elise Eaton All Faculty Chair in the Fine and Performing Arts, one the school's highest awards. She teaches art at Doherty School.

Doherty School pre-kindergarten teacher Ginger Rubin and Upper/Middle School math teacher Jordan Arbenz are the 2003-04 recipients of Brodie Grants for Excellence in Teaching from the Brodie Family Faculty Betterment Fund.

Preschoolers learning to be bilingual in class

AVONDALE - Spots are available for 3- to 5-year-old children in the Bilingual Preschool Developmental Center, 2825 Burnet Ave.

Classes meet 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both English and Spanish are spoken in class.

Tuition is $117 per month with assistance offered for qualifying students. For an application, call 587-6064.

Bishop Brossart organizes yard sale

ALEXANDRIA - The student council at Bishop Brossart High School will hold a clothing and yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the school's annex building on Pete Neiser Way. About 2,000 pieces of clothing will be sold for $5 each, and donations of other items are welcome. Information: 859-635-2108.

Our Lady of Lourdes lunch begins program

WESTWOOD - Our Lady of Lourdes School kicked off its Second Step conflict resolution program last week with a special lunch. The cafeteria became Le Tigre Cafe with the eighth-graders serving teachers and the younger students.

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