Thursday, January 29, 2004

District head is award winner

In the schools

HAMILTON - A humanitarian award will be presented to Hamilton Schools Superintendent Janet Baker next month in San Francisco.

Baker will receive the Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award from the American Association of School Administrators.

The award is given to a member who exemplifies the professional qualities espoused by the late Dr. Effie Jones, a champion for women and minorities.

The award recognizes advocacy, support, mentoring, encouragement and the successful advancements of women and/or minorities in the field of education.

Donation supports Run for Youth

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Nine Lakota elementary schools will share a $1,000 check from Wal-Mart.

Store manager Dane Bryant presented the check to Superintendent Kathleen Klink this week as Wal-Mart's donation through the Lakota Optimist Club's Run for Youth.

Wal-Mart's contribution supports physical education and is divided among Lakota schools that have 20 or more students in the running event. This year Adena, Freedom, Heritage, Hopewell, Independence, Shawnee, Union, VanGorden and Woodland elementary schools qualified.

The annual Run for Youth is held in September at Voice of America Park. More than 600 students participated this year.

Touchdown Club hosts adult dance

MASON - The Mason High School Touchdown Club will host an adult winter dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the West Chester Township Mariner's Inn.

Tickets, $17.50, include food, soft drinks and beer. They can be purchased in the high school athletic or guidance offices.

The Smiling Rhinos will provide music. There will also be a split the pot and silent auction.

Information: 398-2605 or e-mail

Explore teaching jobs in Lebanon

LEBANON - Individuals who are interested in teaching in the Lebanon Schools next fall are invited to schedule an appointment during one of two "Opportunity Nights" Feb. 11 and March 8 at the high school.

From 6 to 8 p.m. each night, screening interviews will be held with candidates. Last year, more than 200 participated and several were hired for teaching positions this year. To schedule an interview, call Joyce, at 934-5770.

High-schoolers can take MU classes

MIDDLETOWN - Staff from Miami University's Middletown campus will explain the school's participation in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program, which allows eligible high school students to attend college during the school day.

Information programs will be held at the following high schools: Springboro, 7 p.m. today; Mason, 7 p.m. Feb. 18; Lebanon, 7 p.m. Feb. 19; and Middletown, 7 p.m. Feb. 24.

The final program will be held at MU's Middletown campus at 10 a.m. March 13.

College fair at Mason Middle School

MASON - Fourteen colleges and universities from Southwest Ohio will provide information at Mason Middle School's first College Fair, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the school, 770 S. Mason-Montgomery Road. Information: 398-6012.

-Sue Kiesewetter


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