Thursday, September 30, 2004

Three Rivers group schedules levy talks

In the schools

CLEVES - Citizens for Three Rivers, the grass-roots organization supporting the Three Rivers Schools levy, will hold "The 59.5 Minute Information Sessions" in two locations and times in Cleves:

The morning session is "Just for Seniors," 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Miami Township Senior Center, 8 N. Miami Ave. It is open to seniors and/or empty nesters of the Three Rivers School District.

The evening session is at the American Legion Hall 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, 29 E. State/Bridgetown Road and is open to any resident of the district. State Reps. Steve Driehaus and Bill Seitz will attend.

Both sessions will have a panel of school officials who will answer questions. Information: (513) 941-4463 or (513) 941-9470.

Sycamore levy group needs help, money

SYCAMORE TWP. - A new committee formed to help pass Sycamore Local Schools' levy in November is seeking volunteers and financial donations.

Residents interested in volunteering can e-mail their name, address, phone number and interest to Jobs include delivering campaign literature, organizing and hosting neighborhood coffees, serving as a poll worker, and participating in rally events or other levy activities.

Donations for the campaign can be sent to Treasurer, Community Leadership for a Strong Sycamore, 10361 Southwind Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Susan Johnstal, (513) 677-8671, and Connie Lindsay, (513) 530-9113, are co-chairing the committee.

In addition, a public meeting will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the E. H. Greene Intermediate School, 5200 Aldine Dr., Blue Ash to introduce a new five-year district financial plan.

School headmaster makes 'Who's Who'

NEWTOWN - Gary Sallquist, headmaster of Miami Valley Christian Academy, 6830 School St., has been named to the International Who's Who of Professional Educators.

Sallquist is the author of several books, including For the Love of God and Classroom Classics.

Oak Hills alumni honored Oct. 15

BRIDGETOWN - Oak Hills High School alumni will be honored Oct. 15 with a dinner before the homecoming football game against Sycamore.

The 6 p.m. dinner, sponsored by the Oak Hills High School Student Council, is free to Oak Hills alumni and their families. Reservations deadline: Wednesday. Call (513) 598-2948.

Winton Woods school gets honors

GREENHILLS - Winton Woods Middle School was recognized in the top 10 "Making Middle Grades Work" sites with an intensive literacy emphasis by the Southern Regional Education Board at its annual staff development conference for High Schools That Work, held in Atlanta in July.

The middle school also was recognized as a top 10 "Making Middle Grades Work" site with an intensive science emphasis. The school received a certificate of commendation from the Ohio General Assembly for the achievement.

Purcell Marian holds tournament

WALNUT HILLS - Purcell Marian High School holds its third annual corn hole tournament and fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Saturday in Purcell Marian's Alumni Hall, 2935 Hackberry St. The funds raised will go to support the school's Ministry Retreat Program.

Teams can make reservations and walk-in teams are welcome. The cost for tournament play, admission, food and drinks is $30 per person, or $20 per person if not playing in the tournament.

Information: Jen Meinking, (513) 487-3116, or e-mail

Bacon boosters hold Blacktop Party

ST. BERNARD - The Roger Bacon High School Athletic Boosters hosts its annual Blacktop Party, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the school's side parking lot, 4320 Vine St. Food, refreshments and music will be provided; cost is $20 per person. Proceeds benefit the sports programs.

Information: Sandy Schleibaum, (513) 521-4766.

Karen Andrew, Sheila McLaughlin

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