By Sue Kiesewetter
READING - Mount Notre Dame's National Honor Society will sponsor a May 2 walk to raise money for breast cancer research.
The day will begin with a 9 a.m. Mass at the school, 711 E. Columbia Road, followed by a three-mile walk through Reading.
Participants are asked to donate $10 and register by Friday at the school. All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Information/registration: www.mndhs.org.
St. X math teacher gains high certification
SPRINGFIELD TWP. - St. Xavier High School math teacher Craig Maliborski has been awarded certification by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.
It is the highest certification open to teachers and is a yearlong process that includes submission of a video of the candidate presenting a lesson.
Mary Ann Meyer, a member of the arts department since 1979, was awarded certification in 2001.
Grant buys Badin a digital microscope
HAMILTON - Students at Badin High School will soon have a digital microscope and related software thanks to a $1,635 grant from the Butler Rural Community Connection Board of Trustees.
The Community Connection is a grant program offered by the Butler Rural Electric Cooperative.
"We'll be able to view both living and prepared specimens while projecting the image onto a TV screen or computer," said science teacher Mollie Marot. "The students will be able to measure cell size, capture pictures over a period of time and do other useful scientific calculations."
St. Rita invites public to open house
EVENDALE - St. Rita School for the Deaf will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at the school, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road.
Tours are 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The grade school and high school signing choir will perform at 1 p.m. followed by a testimonial given by Eileen Chambers, an alumna who teaches at the school.
Those who plan to attend the open house are asked to call the development office, 771-7600 by Thursday.
Ursuline physics teacher honored
BLUE ASH - Miami University's School of Engineering and Applied Science named Ursuline physics teacher Jeff Hetzel an Outstanding High School Teacher.
He was nominated by MU student Maria Perkins, a 2002 Ursuline graduate.
Hetzel set up Ursuline's engineering program.
Ridgeville Christian in partnership program
SPRINGBORO - Ridgeville Christian School will incorporate Project Lead the Way into its high school curriculum beginning in August.
Students learn skills needed for engineering and technical fields through school partnerships with higher education institutions and the private sector.
The school will partner with Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.
Open house next week at St. Clare School
COLLEGE HILL - St. Clare School will host an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 20 at the school, 5800 Salvia Ave. Information: 541-5751.
Sign up now for St. Gabriel School
GLENDALE - Registrations for grades K-8 are being accepted for the 2004-05 school year at St. Gabriel Consolidated School, 18 W. Sharon Road. Call 771-5220.
E-mail items to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 755-4150.
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