Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Event promotes good school attendance


In the schools

The Enquirer

CORRYVILLE - "It's Cool To Be in School" campaign's "Back to School/Ready to Learn" celebration is 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Education Center, 2651 Burnet Ave.

The event is sponsored by Cincinnati Parents for Public Schools, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, and Cincinnati Public Schools. The campaign is designed to remind students and their parents about the importance of good attendance.

Food and entertainment, along with at least 5,000 bags of school supplies, will be provided. Parents can also enroll their children in school. The Cincinnati Health Department will offer education about required immunizations..

Information: Randie Marsh, 751-5437, or e-mail: rmarshcpps@fuse.net, or visit their Web site.

Dental screenings, physicals, immunizations offered

BEVIS - Hands Health Center's Health and Safety Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Elementary, 3173 Springdale Road.

The center, in partnership with the Northwest Local School District, provides physical exams, dental screenings, immunizations, lead testing, free haircuts and other services students are required to receive before they can begin school.

Information: Acacia Allen, 923-1000.

Phone glitch may have affected food accounts

MASON - A glitch in the phone system might have prevented some Mason Schools food service account payments from being credited to students' accounts.

Anyone who made a credit card deposit on Aug. 4 or 5 through the phone system should call the food service office at 336-6526. Workers will verify payments or credit accounts.

Free instruction offered for dyslexic children

DOWNTOWN - The 32 Degree Masonic Learning Center, 317 E. Fifth St., is offering free instruction to children with dyslexia.

Information: 562-2665 or visit www.childrenslearningcenters.org.

Laurel Oaks, Live Oaks awarded for student scores

ATLANTA - Laurel Oaks Career Development Campus in Wilmington and Live Oaks Career Development Campus in Milford received Gold Awards last month at the High Schools That Work Summer Staff Development Conference for significant increases in student scores between 2002 and 2004.

Laurel Oaks, Live Oaks and Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus in Sharonville were all recognized among the top 50 high schools in delivering high-quality career technical education experiences to students.

Orion Academy to hold information meetings

FAIRMOUNT - Orion Academy has scheduled two parent information meetings for Thursdayat Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1520 Queen City Ave., from 4 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.

School board members and representatives from National Heritage Academies, the charter school company that will manage the school, will lead the presentation.

Orion Academy has capacity for nearly 450 students in grades K-5. The public charter school will be at 1798 Queen City Ave. in the former St. Bonaventure School building.

Information: (800) 699-9235.

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Karen Andrew and Sue Kiesewetter

E-mail school news to kandrew@enquirer.com




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