Tuesday, October 5, 2004

UC will host science and engineering expo

In The Schools

The Enquirer

The University of Cincinnati will host the Southwest Ohio District Science & Engineering Expo April 2 for students in grades 7-12 who get top recognition at their school science fairs.

Students who attend schools that do not have science fairs can still offer projects for consideration.

The top 70 award-winning projects at UC can compete at the Ohio Academy of Science/State Science Day competition May 7 at Ohio State University.

More than $730,700 will be given away in awards and scholarships statewide. The UC site is the only one in which top student projects representing Southwest Ohio will qualify for state competition.

Students who receive "superior" ratings at their school science fairs and are from Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Preble and Warren counties can enter the Expo.

For information and registration, visit the UC Expo Web site at: www.uc.edu/sciencefair.

Program seeks reading tutors

FOREST PARK - Lakeside Elementary School's Help One Student to Succeed program is looking for individuals to work with young, struggling readers at Beechwoods, Lakeside and Winton Forest elementary schools.

Available time slots are from 2:30 to 3 p.m. at Beechwoods and Lakeside and 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. at Winton Forest. High school students are welcome and can earn community service hours.

Contact the HOSTS coordinators to sign up at Beechwoods, (513) 619-2396, Lakeside, (513) 619-2474, or Winton Forest, (513) 619-2494.

Forums to promote tax-increase proposal

TRENTON - Public forums will occur today and every Tuesday in October at each of the district's five schools to discuss the Nov. 2 tax-increase proposal.

Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. at each school. Building principals and staff will answer questions and discuss the proposal.

The Edgewood Board of Education is seeking approval of an operations tax expected to raise $2.5 million annually. Taxes would increase about $211 annually on a $100,000 house.

Meeting to discuss Sycamore tax plan

BLUE ASH - Sycamore Schools Superintendent Karen Mantia will answer questions about the Nov. 2 tax-increase proposal at Thursday's 1 p.m. Blue Ash Elementary School PTA meeting.

Mantia will discuss the district's financial situation and additional cuts that will be made if the tax-increase proposal is defeated.

Voters will decide a levy that would raise $8.8 million each of the next five years for daily operations. Taxes would increase $168 annually on a $100,000 house.


Karen Andrew, Sue Kiesewetter

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