Thursday, December 4, 2003

Classroom briefs

In the schools

Musical events readied in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD - Choral and instrumental groups in Fairfield Schools are readying for several music programs over the next two weeks. Each is free to the public. The schedule:

• Sunday: Rhythm Express show choir, 5:30 p.m., Fairfield Holly Days, Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Drive.

• Monday: Fairfield Middle School band concert, 7 p.m., middle school gymnasium, 1111 Nilles Road.

• Tuesday: Fairfield Middle School orchestra and chorus, 7 p.m., middle school gymnasium.

Kings High presents five one-act plays

DEERFIELD TWP. - All in the Timing, a set of five one-act plays, will open 8 p.m. today in the Kings High School auditorium, 5500 Columbia Road.

The 90-minute show, which includes no intermission and features a cast of 21, will also be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $7, $5 for students and senior citizens. They can be purchased at the door.

Lakota West High to present jazz

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Lakota West High School's jazz program will present Jazz to the World 8 p.m. Monday to benefit Reach Out Lakota.

The concert will feature holiday music by all three of the school's jazz big bands, as well as other student jazz groups.

Musicians ask that everyone who attends the show donate a canned good or clothing item for Reach Out Lakota. A drop-off table will be set up outside the doors to the theater, 8940 Union Centre Blvd.

3 Mason athletes commit to colleges

MASON - Three Mason High School student athletes signed letters of intent to play at the college level.

Jessica McCann has received a scholarship to play golf for Bowling Green State University this fall. She led the varsity girls' golf team to a 21-1 record and a spot in the district finals.

The senior is the first female golfer from Mason High to earn a golf scholarship.

Rhiannon Schwartz will swim at Bowling Green University. She is a three-time state qualifier.

Nicole Britenriker is to play volleyball at Ohio State University. She was named to the First Team All-Ohio Volleyball All-Star Team.

Little Miami kids refurbish toys

MORROW - The 200-plus toys collected by seventh-graders at Little Miami Junior High School now need a home.

The toys, appropriate for infants through fourth grade, were cleaned, repainted, restuffed and refurbished by 60 students in Joan Gilley's and Mendy Buchwalter's classes. Each has been wrapped in red holiday paper. Families who would like to choose something for their children may call Gilley at 899-3408, ext. 2126, or Buchwalter at 899-3408, ext. 2221.

Top administrators extend in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD - The top two administrators in the Fairfield Schools will remain in their positions for the next several years.

Superintendent Robert Farrell was given a three-year contract that begins Aug. 1. Treasurer Scott Gooding's four-year contract begins Jan. 1.

Neither contract includes pay raises, which are handled separately. Farrell earns $114,480 annually and did not receive a pay increase this year.

Gooding earns $77,787 annually and will not receive a pay raise Jan. 1.

The district will discuss putting a money issue on the March primary ballot at today's 5 p.m. meeting at Fairfield High School.

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