Monday, December 1, 2003

Classroom briefs


Meeting to explain state autism program

By Sue Keisewetter
Enquirer contributor

READING - A meeting to explain a new Ohio scholarship program for parents of children with autism will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Southwest Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center on the third floor of Central School, 1301 Bonnell St.

The program is intended to give parents the choice between their public school district and a registered private firm/individual to provide individualized educational services for their child. The program begins in January.

The scholarship program, eligibility and types of services covered will be discussed at the free meeting. Information: 636-7616.

Highlands Middle has ornament workshop

FORT THOMAS - Highlands Middle School is sponsoring its second annual Christmas ornament workshop 3-4 p.m. Dec. 8-11. Parent volunteers will help school librarians with the workshop.

Princeton High athletes moving up

SHARONVILLE - Two Princeton High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play collegiate sports.

Danielle Duncan, who was a first-team all-league selection as a junior, has accepted a scholarship to play basketball at Wright State University next season

Andrea Volle, the Greater Miami Conference's Girls Tennis Player of the Year this past season, has accepted a scholarship to play tennis at Bowling Green State University.

Milford Junior High kids to teach physics

MILFORD - Ten Milford Junior High students who attended a Youth Energy Summit spent last month sharing lessons learned at the summit with classmates.

That group and their classmates will teach elementary school students about the principles of physics at the Ohio Energy Project at the Museum Center at Union Center Tuesday.

CPS students can take some free art classes

A program that allows Cincinnati Public Schools juniors and seniors to take free digital photography and sculpting classes will be explained during open houses from 2:30-4:30 p.m. today through Friday at Longworth Hall Lobby C, 700 Pete Rose Way.

The Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center is joining with Cincinnati Public Schools to offer the classes to students at Aiken, Taft, Western Hills, Withrow and Woodward Traditional high schools.

Basketball tournament for middle school kids

FAIRFIELD - Sign-ups are being accepted through Dec. 10 for the Holiday Youth Basketball Tournament, set for Dec. 20-30. Games will be played at Fairfield Middle and Hamilton High schools.

There will be separate divisions for fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade teams.

Each team is guaranteed three games. Entry fees are $125. Proceeds benefit the Ron Chasteen Memorial Scholarship Fund.

To register, call Danny DeLong at 896-9008 or 304-1760.

Oakdale Elementary art teacher honored

GREEN TOWNSHIP - An Oakdale Elementary School teacher was recently awarded an Outstanding Art Teacher Award.

Visual art specialist Sylvia Dick received her award during the Ohio Art Education Association convention in Toledo.

Morrow, Maineville parents invited to PTO

MORROW - Parents of students at Morrow and Maineville elementary schools are invited to attend the Parent Teacher Organization meetings at those schools 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Information: 899-2741 for Morrow Elementary; or 899-4760for Maineville Elementary.

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