Saturday, October 9, 2004

Eighth-graders in Madeira gather items for troops

In the schools

MADEIRA - Eighth-graders at Madeira Junior/Senior High School are collecting items to send to troops in Iraq.

Requested goods include powdered drink mixes, tea bags, cereal bars, hot cereal, beef jerky, cookies, crackers, toilet paper, body wash, shampoo, socks and dark towels. The goods will be sent with the aid of the Military Support Connection.

Bring items to school through Friday. The organization is also requesting checks made out to the U.S. Postal Service to help defray the cost of shipping.

To see a complete list of items soldiers have requested, visit Information: (513) 891-8222.

Reading levy group meets on Monday

READING - The Reading Schools Levy Committee meets 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Media Center, Reading Jr./Sr. High School, 810 E. Columbia Ave. The next meeting after Monday will be Oct. 25.

All are invited to attend the meetings to support the upcoming 6.9-mill levy on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Information: (513) 554-1800.

Bridge to Employment back at Colerain

COLERAIN TWP. - Colerain High School's Diversified Health Occupations program has again been chosen to participate in the Bridge to Employment Program, an educational partnership involving Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Northwest Local School District and the Academy for Educational Development.

Fifty junior and senior high school students recently took part in the program's kickoff at Ethicon in Blue Ash. The students will be introduced to careers in health care and will be provided with experience in the field.

The Bridge program will combine the Colerain'scurriculum with college-level courses at Cincinnati State and field trips to Ethicon for hands-on experience.

College Night Tuesday in Mount Healthy

MOUNT HEALTHY - The Guidance Department at Mount Healthy High School presents a College Night 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 2046 Adams Road.

Parents and high school students can meet with representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities, as well as technical and nursing schools and military organizations. Information on scholarships, financial aid and the application process will be presented.

Information: (513) 728-0130.

Art club, elementary students make bowls

GREEN TWP. - Members of the Oak Hills High School Art Club joined students in Sylvia Dick's art classes at Oakdale Elementary to make soup bowls for a fund-raiser for the FreeStore/FoodBank.

Oakdale Elementary will sponsor a dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the school, 3850 Virginia Court. Cost is $10 for dinner with a soup bowl, $3 for dinner only. Information: (513) 574-1100.

Red Ribbon Week fights drug abuse

DEERFIELD TWP. - "Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol - I Can Live Without Them" is the theme of next week's Red Ribbon Week activities at Kings Junior High School.

Students are encouraged to wear friendship bracelets each day and will receive red ribbons Wednesday. Throughout the week they will be asked to do Web site worksheets and other classroom projects.

Parents can stop by the main office and pick up a red ribbon to put on their car antenna.

Karen Andrew and Sue Kiesewetter

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