Thursday, June 10, 2004

Lakota Schools plan forums



LIBERTY TWP. - The first of three sessions to get comments from residents of the Lakota Schools will begin 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lakota East High School, 6840 Lakota Lane.

"Our hope is that residents will have plenty of time to talk about their own opinions and to provide guidance for us,'' said Superintendent Kathleen Klink.

Administrators and board members will be available at each session to answer questions. A moderator, who will ask the audience a series of questions about the school district and community, will run each meeting.

Other meetings are set for 7 p.m. June 24 at Lakota West High School, 8940 Union Centre Blvd., and 7 p.m. June 30 at Hopewell Junior School, 8200 Cox Road.

Meeting on design of Little Miami Schools

HAMILTON TWP. - Members of the Little Miami Schools' Design Team will explain plans for continued enrollment increases and overcrowded classrooms at Tuesday's 7 p.m. school board meeting at the high school's media center, 3001 E. U.S. 22/Ohio 3.

After meeting for a year, the team has recommended the district build an elementary school and junior high along with expanding the high school. Approval of the plan is one of the last steps before the board votes to put a bond on the ballot to pay for construction.

Information: 899-2264 or e-mail lmsu_db@swoca.net

Maud Marshall principal gets new job

OXFORD - Maud Marshall Elementary School children are losing their principal.

But Jean Eagle isn't going far. Eagle has been appointed director of curriculum and instruction for the Talawanda Schools.

In her new position, Eagle will earn $68,640 annually.

Eagle has been in the district 25 years and holds both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Miami University. She will continue to co-chair the Talawanda-Miami Partnership.

Special programs

at Kings win honors

DEERFIELD TWP. - Two Kings Local Schools have been recognized for programs helping at-risk students.

J.F. Burns Elementary School was one of five Southwest Ohio schools that received an award from the Southwest Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center.

The school was honored for its Intervention-Based Assistance Program. The award recognizes the support the school provides to special-needs students while acknowledging the increase in the school's proficiency test scores.

South Lebanon receives recognition

South Lebanon Elementary was also commended by the Southwest Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center for its year-old intervention program, Advancing Our Knowledge and Outcomes for Students. The school has lowered its identified at-risk students by half.

Badin offers summer classes for youths

HAMILTON - Stephen T. Badin High School will offer the class, "Got Milk," for students entering grades 4-6. The class runs from 9 a.m. to noon, June 17-18 at the school, 571 Hamilton-New London Road. Cost is $20.

The class "Artful Chemistry" will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 23-25 at the school, for students entering grades 4-6. Cost is $30.

Information/registration: 893-3993.

Mason Intermediate honored for health

MASON - The Buckeye Best Healthy Schools Program has selected Mason Intermediate School as a gold standard award winner. The school was selected for its nutrition, tobacco and physical education programs.

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