Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Montessori method on display for parents


In the schools

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MILES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ERLANGER: Dylan Bogard presents his map of the "Trail of Tears" - the 1838 forced relocation of Native Americans from Georgia to Oklahoma - with help from Dawn Machcinski in a fifth-grade class. The students read the book Soft Rain.
The Cincinnati Enquirer/PATRICK REDDY

EVANSTON - Cincinnati Public Schools is sponsoring the Montessori Education Parents' Summit 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Schiff Family Conference Center at Xavier University's Cintas Center.

The free event will feature Montessori teachers and talks by Beth Bronsil, Xavier University's director of Montessori education; Alton Frailey, superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools; and Keith Jackson, Xavier's basketball star and Sands Montessori graduate.

There will be free supervised activities for children 3 and older. Suzuki Strings and the Ropin' Rockets will perform.

Anti-drug summit in Fairfield Friday

FAIRFIELD - Survivor Fairfield is the theme of the second annual Anti-Drug Youth Summit 7:15 a.m. Friday in the Fairfield Senior High School auxiliary gym, 8800 Holden Blvd.

More than 120 students and staff will compete in a variety of reward challenges designed to build cooperation and consensus. Participants will be divided into tribes, be given bandanas and design flags.

In the afternoon, 20 students from Lakota will join the Fairfield students to model their anti-drug skits. Together the students from both schools will develop skits for Fairfield students in grades 3-6 that will be presented in April.

African-American music in Mt. Healthy

MOUNT HEALTHY - A musical tribute to African American entertainers will be 7 p.m. Friday at Mount Healthy High School, 2046 Adams Road.

Sponsored by the school's Black Cultural Workshop, the musical Traveling Through Time showcases music from several eras.

Tickets: $5. Information: 729-0130.

Awards ceremony for Amelia sports

AMELIA - The Amelia High School Athletic Boosters will host the inaugural Baron Bash/Hall of Fame supper March 5.

It will be at the Batavia Armory, 65 N. Second St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a social, followed by a dinner and awards ceremony. Other activities will include a Silent Auction, Split-the-Pot, and dancing.

This year's Hall of Fame inductees are Lena Gehl (Class of '35), Conley Amburgey (Class of '54). Joe Snider (Class of '68), Jeff Burkhart (Class of '78), Neil Batchler (Class of '87) and Baron Award Winner Ginger Lippmeier-Suarez.

Table Sponsorship is still available for $500, which includes 10 tickets, beverage coupons and advertisement space. Tickets, $35, can be purchased by calling 947-7426.

St. Henry career day to feature NKU coach

ERLANGER - Northern Kentucky University's men's basketball coach Ken Shields will be the opening speaker Thursday for St. Henry District High School's career day.

Following the 8 a.m. address, students will attend four one-half hour sessions to gather information on job outlook, education requirements, salary range and career preparation. More than 50 individuals will be on hand to talk to students about their professions.

Durran Alexander, executive director of the Shaun Alexander Family Foundation, will be the closing speaker.

Sue Kiesewetter

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