Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Ceremony to celebrate Finneytown's new stadium

In the schools

The Enquirer

FINNEYTOWN - Finneytown Schools Educational Foundation celebrates the completion of the school's stadium complex, which includes the resurfaced running track, new stadium entrance, and entryway, in a public ceremony for the community at 6 p.m. Friday at the stadium bleachers.

For four hours, the new track will be filled with runners for a Lap-A-Thon fund-raiser, which is part of the foundation's multi-year, $1 million Finneytown Pride campaign to upgrade the school district's main campus.

Contributions can be made to the Pride Project: c/o Finneytown Schools Education Foundation, P.O. Box 317647, Cincinnati, OH 45231.

For information, contact Jim Stegman, president, Finneytown Schools Educational Foundation, 522-0011 days or 521-2040 evenings, or Rick Kennedy, Pride communications, 243-3372 days or 729-5822 evenings, or visit www.finneytownpride.org.

Roger Bacon to have picnic for new students

ST. BERNARD - Roger Bacon High School, 4320 Vine St., will have a welcome picnic and orientation for all freshmen and new students, along with their parents, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday , in the school's cafeteria. Students will be able to pick up their class schedules and an orientation program by members of the faculty and administration will conducted.

Information: call 641-1300.

Anderson High plans orientation program

ANDERSON TWP. - Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, will have its orientation program for parents of ninth-grade students as well as new students at 7 p.m. Thursday in the school auditorium.

Class schedules can be picked up, and tours of the school will follow the program.

Information: David Kammerer, assistant principal, 232-2772.

Beech Acres agency seeks donations

MOUNT WASHINGTON - Beech Acres, a family and children's services agency based in Anderson Township, is seeking donations and school supplies for its School Based Services Program.

Send monetary donations to: Beech Acres, Attn: School Supply Drive, 6881 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati 45230.

Donations can be dropped off at the Beechmont location or at 1849 Dalton St.

Information: Kate Nolan, 231-6630, or e-mail: knolan@beechacres.org.

Virtual school provider schedules promotions

Ohio Connections Academy of Baltimore, a national provider of K-8 virtual public schools, is having a second round of information sessions in the Cincinnati area:

• 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Fairfield Lane Library, 1485 Corydale Drive, 858-3238.

• 1:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 24. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Blue Ash Branch, 4911 Cooper Road, 369-6051.

Session attendees will receive information on the OCA program and will have the opportunity to meet OCA teachers, parents who have children enrolled in OCA and other school administrators.

For information, visit www.connectionsacademy.com or call (800) 382-6010.

--Karen Andrew and Sue Kiesewetter

E-mail kandrew at enquirer.com

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