Monday, May 3, 2004

Huggins speaker at Northwest fund-raiser

In the schools

COLERAIN TWP. - University of Cincinnati men's basketball coach Bob Huggins will be the featured speaker for Northwest High School's "A Knight of Honor" fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist School, 5375 Dry Ridge Road.

Tickets, $35 each, include dinner and Huggins' 8:45 p.m. talk. Hall of Fame inductees will be announced after the 7:30 p.m. dinner. Reservations, due today, can be made by calling 742-6372. Proceeds benefit the athletic department.

Mt. Healthy scene of mock crash

MOUNT HEALTHY - Before prom weekend, juniors and seniors at Mount Healthy High School will witness the consequences of drinking and driving, an image school and safety officials hope they never forget.

A first-hand glimpse of a crash scene will be played out at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Morris Field on Adams Road. A mock-crash scene will be unveiled, with Mount Healthy students playing the role of crash victims. Police and rescue squads from Mount Healthy and Colerain and Springfield townships will participate.

A sheet will be placed over one victim, and UC Air Care will land at Morris Field to take "injured" students to the hospital

Elmwood Place needs additional $15,000

ELMWOOD PLACE - Two $10,000 grants written by the Elmwood Place Elementary School preschool staff will be used to buy playground equipment - if an additional $15,000 can be raised by Oct. 1.

Principal Stephanie Kessling said the staff is looking for donations and has applied for other grants. The first grant is from the trustees of the Jack J. Smith Jr. Trust. The second donor has asked to remain anonymous, Kessling said. To donate, call Kessling at 482-7115.

SCPA presents two musical events

PENDLETON - The School for Creative and Performing Arts will present its final concerts of the year today and Thursday at the school, 1310 Sycamore St.

At 7:30 p.m. today, the Corbett Quartet - SCPA's artist-in-residence quartet - will perform the Schumann Quartet #3, Opus 41 in the Black Box Theater. The student chamber ensembles follow the performance. The ensembles will play works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert. There is no charge.

The Symphony and Chamber orchestras will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Abigail Cutter Theater. Students will perform pieces written by Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams.

Tickets - $3 adults, $1 students - can be purchased at the school's box office or at the door. Information: 363-8100.

Franklin to discuss two money issues

FRANKLIN - An Aug. 3 ballot issue that would provide money for day-to-day operations and construction in the Franklin schools will be discussed at a special school board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Little Theater at Franklin High School, 750 E. Fourth St.

Superintendent Kim Gray has recommended the board put two issues on the ballot: a combination issue that would provide $32.9 million to add classrooms to every elementary school, and $3.1 million for operations.

The second issue would provide $1.2 million to build a concession stand and restrooms at the stadium.

If both were approved, the owner of a $100,000 house would pay an additional $412 annually.

Social worker of year from Finneytown

FINNEYTOWN - A Finneytown schools social worker has been selected as the Ohio School Social Work Association's 2004 School Social Worker of the Year. Cathy McNair will be recognized at the group's annual conference Friday.

Heritage Hill has talent show Friday

SPRINGDALE - "What About Our Children" is the theme of Heritage Hill Elementary School's third annual Talent Show, at 7 p.m. Friday at the school, 11961 Chesterdale Road. The show includes student, parent and staff acts. Tickets are $1 per person, $5 per family. Information: 671-3077.

Mason announces registration times

MASON - Registration for all 2004-05 school year fourth- through sixth-graders new to Homework Club and Mason schools' after-school care is 3-6 p.m. today and Tuesday at Mason Intermediate School, 715 S. Mason-Montgomery Road.

Registration for the 2004-05 school year for students now enrolled in Latchkey is 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Mason Central, 211 N. East St. Registration for all students new to Latchkey begins at 6 p.m. May 12 at Mason Central.

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