Monday, May 24, 2004

Allison School has new principal

NORWOOD - A Talawanda Schools assistant principal will leave the district this summer to become principal at Allison Street Elementary.

Scott Counts is leaving Kramer Elementary School for his new position in Norwood. He was given a two-year contract and will earn $73,000 annually.

Counts, of Columbia Township, replaces Kimberly Kappler, who has been reassigned to Norwood's central office, where she will work as an instructional specialist.

Fairfield appoints interim treasurer

FAIRFIELD - Payroll supervisor Nancy Lane has been named interim treasurer in the Fairfield Schools.

Lane will serve until the school board hires a replacement for R. Scott Gooding, who leaves at the end of the month to become treasurer in the Westerville Schools near Columbus.

Lane has held a treasurer's license for 10 years and will be paid an additional $219 per day until a treasurer is named.

Milford students going to Germany

MILFORD - Seventeen Milford High School students studying German are preparing for the second exchange program with the Jugenddorf-Christophorusschule in Koenigswinter, Germany.

The students leave June 11 for a 16-day trip, where they will attend high school and live with their exchange partners. The group will also tour Salzburg, Austria, and Munich. Their German partners will visit Milford in April 2005.

While in Germany the students will make presentations on topics that include sports in American high schools, a day in the life of an American teenager, the music of American teenagers, and American holidays.

Dissertation wins research award

GREEN TWP. - An assistant principal at Oak Hills High School has earned national recognition for his July 2003 dissertation, "Investigating the Role of the Collective Efficacy of Teachers in Fiscal Efficiency and Student Achievement."

Tim Cybulski received the Dissertation of the Year Award in the educational administration division by the American Educational Research Association.

Students hold business symposium

WINTON PLACE - Students attending the Entrepreneurship High School are hosting their first Student Business Symposium Wednesday at the school, 5425 Winton Ridge Lane.

From noon to 2 p.m., student businesses and sample products will be on display. More than 30 percent of the 2-year-old school's students have begun running businesses.

Students are required to develop their own businesses including a strategic plan, a marketing plan and a budget.

Last chance to comment on plan

COVEDALE - The final community meeting to get input on the design of the new Covedale Elementary School will begin at 7 p.m. today at the school, 5130 Sidney Road. Snacks and activities for children will be provided.

Session is for potential bidders

SPRINGBORO - The Springboro Chamber of Commerce is teaming with the Springboro Schools to host a "how to" session for businesses interested in submitting bids for school construction.

The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the high school, 1675 S. Main St. Information: 937-748-0074.

Sue Kiesewetter

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