Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Residents invited to forum on Reading schools levy

In the schools

READING - Residents here can learn more about a proposed school operating levy during a community forum 7 p.m. Thursday at Reading High School, 810 E. Columbia Ave.

The 8.5-mill operating levy, the first since 1997, will be on the March 2 ballot. If approved, it would generate $1.8 million annually to fund the operation of the 1,450-student school system. The owner of a $130,000 home would pay an additional $325 per year in taxes.

The public forum at the high school will feature an explanation by school officials of the levy's benefits to all Reading residents.

Super Bowl dominates elementary's events

DELHI TOWNSHIP - Kindergarteners at C.O. Harrison Elementary School will spend Friday with their fathers for the annual Super Bowl Party.

Both morning and afternoon classes will participate in many football-related activities that promote literacy and math skills. Among the games are letter touchdowns and estimation skills.

Students in all grades have until Friday to bring in canned soup to place in the barrel of their favorite Super Bowl team in the school's annual "Soup-er Bowl." Whichever team has the most donations in its barrel is declared the school's winner, with all donations going to a food pantry.

Lakota West boosters to serve spaghetti

WEST CHESTER TWP. - The Lakota West High School Boosters are hoping for a lot of hungry fans Friday for the annual West-East basketball match-up.

The Boosters are serving a spaghetti dinner in the West Side Diner prior to the game, 5-7 p.m. Cost is $5; free to children under 5.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. varsity game are $5 for adults and students in grades 7-12, $3 for students in grades K-6.

A cappella group comes to Loveland

LOVELAND - The Chapter 6 a cappella group will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. today at Loveland Middle School, 801 S. Lebanon Road.

Tickets, $15, can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit the school's show choir.

The a cappella group will spend part of the day working with the show choir. Information: 307-8028.

Princeton to collect pennies for a cause

SHARONVILLE - At least three Princeton Schools have begun the annual Pasta for Pennies campaign to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Collection bins are set up at the high, junior high and Heritage Hill Elementary schools. Donations will be accepted through Feb. 17. The high school classroom that collects the most change will receive a free lunch from the Olive Garden.

Last year the high school collected $31,962.80, which was the second highest in the nation. This year's goal is $35,000.

Information: Web site.

Fairview string students to play

CLIFTON HEIGHTS - Members of Fairview German Language School's strings programs will present a 90-minute recital 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the school's auditorium, 2232 Stratford Ave.

Sixty-eight first- through sixth-graders in the violin, viola and cello programs will perform under the direction of Melanie Markowich. Selections will include group Suzuki pieces as well as a number of solos, duets, trios and quartets. The school's Strings Orchestra will also perform.

Sue Kiesewetter

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