Thursday, May 27, 2004

Classroom briefs

Lakota to sell off acreage, buy new plot

LIBERTY TWP. - The Lakota Schools will sell 1.87 acres of an 11-acre site along LeSourdsville-West Chester Road and purchase two nearby acres.

The property, north of Tylersville Road, will eventually become the site of a school to replace Union Elementary.

The reconfigured site will allow the school to be built on flatter land that will cost less to develop, said Lakota Treasurer Alan Hutchinson.

The cost to the district for the two-acre site is $152,000, Hutchinson said. The property the board is selling includes a house. Hutchinson said the district should be able to recoup the purchase price - and then some - once the property is sold.

Little Miami students model for mall mag

HAMILTON TWP. - The work of five Little Miami High School students will be featured in a back-to-school pictorial layout that will be published in the July issue of Kenwood Towne Centre's K Magazine.

In one week's time the students created a story line, determined hot fashion trends of their peers, created the concept and made model and photo shoot location recommendations.

The layout was shot earlier this week, using Little Miami High School students as models.

"The idea was to give the students a very real-life experience as if they were actually being hired as teen marketing consultants for the mall," said David Casper, senior marketing manager for the mall.

Ross names boys varsity hoops coach

ROSS TWP. - Sean Van Winkle will take over the boys varsity basketball program at Ross High School.

Van Winkle was chosen from a pool of 20 applicants to replace Bob Ward, head coach the past two seasons. He is a 1990 graduate of Ross High School and played basketball at Thomas More College for one year. He attended the University of Cincinnati, where he studied sociology.

Van Winkle has served as an assistant boys' basketball coach at Ross High School for the past eight years and has served as the varsity cross-country coach for six years. He also served as the district's interim athletic director for a year.

Parking applications accepted at Mason

MASON - Applications for parking spots at Mason High School for the 2004-2005 school year are being accepted.

Applications can be dropped off in Room A28. Payment is due when students are given a tag number for their assigned spot. Cost is $40 for the year, $30 for two trimesters or $20 for one trimester. Information: 398-5025.

Graduation ceremony for Warren center

LEBANON - The Warren County Career Center Adult and Community Education annual graduation ceremony will be 7:30 p.m. June 10 in the school's commons, 3525 N. Ohio 48.

Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel will be the guest speaker. All adult students who have completed programs during the 2003-04 school year may participate, and the event is open to the public. Information: 513-932-8145.

Sue Kiesewetter

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