Thursday, July 15, 2004

Woodland Elementary administrator named

In the schools

LIBERTY TWP. - A Liberty Township resident has been named assistant principal at Woodland Elementary School.

Kimberly Miller begins work Aug. 1, replacing Tim Weber, who was named principal at VanGorden Elementary School. She will earn $63,000 annually.

Miller had been a consultant on standards and gifted education for the Hamilton County Educational Service Center. Before that she taught language arts in the Wyoming, Southwest and Cincinnati school districts.

She holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University and a master's from the University of Cincinnati.

Kings Local Schools to get healthier food

DEERFIELD TWP. - Healthier foods are coming to the Kings Local Schools' cafeterias thanks to the work of the Kings Nutritional/Fitness Committee.

Cafeteria candy sales will be discontinued when classes resume next month. High-fat-content potato chips will be replaced with a low-fat version. Drinks with more than 35 percent sugar per serving are being discontinued. Fresh fruit and vegetables will appear more often on the a la carte menus, and french fries will be offered fewer days.

A salad bar is being piloted in grades K-6 as a regular school lunch. Soup of the day will be added to Columbia's menu on Mondays and Fridays. A sandwich bar with sandwiches made to order will be piloted at Columbia.

Fairfield City Council supports school levy

FAIRFIELD - Citizens for Fairfield Schools has the support of City Council on the upcoming school levy.

Council voted unanimously this week to adopt a resolution in support of the 6.9-mill operating levy that will appear on the Aug. 3 special election ballot.

The levy would raise about $9.1 million annually and increase taxes about $211 yearly on a $100,000 house.

The committee will bring its message to voters from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dixie Deli, 6687 Dixie Hwy., and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Production Tool Rental, 5888 Dixie Hwy. Each day, committee members will be available to answer questions, hand out absentee ballot forms and sell T-shirts and buttons with the Take A Stand campaign logo.

Talawanda High appoints new official

OXFORD - Nick Hyrnak has been named assistant principal at Talawanda High School.

His one-year contract begins Aug. 1. Hyrnak will earn $65,000 yearly. He replaces Mark Mortine, who is returning to the classroom.

Hyrnak, who retired two years ago, had filled in as an assistant principal for several months at Princeton High School during the 2003-2004 school year. During his 28 years in education, he has been an athletic director at Fairfield Senior High School and an assistant principal at Hamilton's Wilson Junior High. He also worked and coached in the Oak Hills and Ross schools.

Warren Career Center offers pruning class

LEBANON - Preparing plants for better growth will be discussed at a pruning workshop offered July 28 by the Warren County Career Center's adult education program.

The four-hour course begins at 5:30 p.m. at the career center, 3525 N. Ohio 48. Cost is $49. Call 932-8145 to register.

Students should bring notebooks and tools, and dress for being outside.

Sue Kiesewetter

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