Thursday, June 5, 2003

School Notes

Lakota forum on school options

WEST CHESTER TWP. - A community meeting to get residents' reaction to four different plans to increase high school space in the Lakota schools is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the freshman school, 5050 Tylersville Road.

Each plan calls for renovations to Lakota East and West high schools, and uses the current freshman school.

The plans differ on the number of high schools Lakota will have and grade configuration of the schools.

Several options would result in three or four 9-12 grade high schools; one would add a second freshman school.

Plan to be aired

SPRINGBORO - A meeting to get community input on improving facilities in the Springboro Community Schools is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Springboro High School Commons.

Architects Steed-Hammond Paul has been hired to help put together a long-range master facilities plan. Representatives from the firm will explain its Schoolhouse of Quality process to get community input.

Additional classrooms or buildings will be needed as enrollment continues to grow. Whatever plan is developed would address growth and well as improving existing schools.

Charity walk

FAIRFIELD - A walkathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society will begin 6 p.m. Friday and ends noon Saturday at the football stadium.

Teams of walkers from the community, Fairfield Central and the high school marching band are among 25 teams expected to participate in the fund-raiser.

Information: 229-0616

AD gets award

MASON - High School Athletic Director Rod Russell has been named Ohio's Athletic Director of the Year.

Russell will be honored in October for the award, which is given by the Ohio Interscholastic Athletics Administrators Association.

The Southwest Ohio Athletic Directors Association nominated Russell. He was one of six candidates for the top honor.

Bully workshop

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Lakota West High School will be the site of a weeklong workshop for educators interested in beginning bullying prevention programs.

The workshop will run 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 7-11. There will be optional sessions in training and interactive theater techniques each evening.

Workshops include lecture, discussion, skill-practice and theater.

Cost is $750.

Register by e-mail at or go to for more information.

Deadline is Tuesday.

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