Thursday, January 1, 2004

Discussion, workshops open to community


In the schools

MOUNT HEALTHY - The Mount Healthy City Schools next week will sponsor "A Community Night Out," dedicated to promoting safer schools and communities.

The event will be 6-8 p.m. Jan. 8 at Mount Healthy High School,2046 Adams Road. The evening will have several workshops in two identical sessions.

Keynote speaker Cameron Foster of the Alcoholism Council will discuss "developmental assets" within communities. Workshop presenters include Lisa Schare of SafT Sign, Rhonda Ramsey-Molina of the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati, Gene Papet from Pursuing Other Interests Inc. and Betsy Coith of Winners Walk Tall character building programs.

Students will host a school safety forum, and high school Principal Jack Fisher will gather input on the district's student code of conduct.

Information: Viki McCorkel, 728-7639.

Computer courses for adults, beginners

MILFORD - If you don't know the difference between a floppy disk drive and a hard disk drive, the Milford School District can help.

The district is renewing its adult education program with two computer courses.

Computers for Beginners teaches Windows XP, e-mail and Internet use. Microsoft Office for Beginners provides training with spreadsheets and database applications.

The four-week courses begin Jan. 6 and 7. Classes are one night per week.

The cost is $75, and the class is taught 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mulberry Elementary computer lab, 5950 Buckwheat Road.

To enroll, call Ed Keyes, technology director, 576-8921. Classes are open to district residents and nonresidents.

Oak Hills sports stag features Huggins

DELHI TWP. - The Oak Hills 10th Annual Sports Stag, featuring University of Cincinnati head basketball coach Bob Huggins, will be Jan. 19 at The Farm, Anderson Ferry Road in Delhi.

Cocktails will be served 6-7:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by an hourlong program at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $50.

Information: Bob Sears, 451-3264.

Sycamore wins 'Cool School' nod

SYCAMORE TWP. - Education World, named by Family PC as the world's best educational resource and search engine on the Internet, recognized Sycamore High School as the "Cool School of the Week" during the week of Dec. 5.

Every week, Education World reviews hundreds of school Internet Web sites from across the country and picks the best site for its weekly award. FinalSite.com, a leader in providing Web site design with online management tools, judges the sites.

This award is given to school Web sites that best illustrate visual appeal, creativity, originality, community involvement and connection, use of technology, value to the students and school, use of curriculum online and practical applications in the educational setting.

Kyle Pruitt is editor of the Web site, www.avesonline.org.

Cindy Kranz

E-mail school news to ckranz@enquirer.com.




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