Monday, September 1, 2003

Web site offers new services



The Cincinnati Enquirer

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Education has developed several new services to assist students, their families and teachers in understanding Ohio's new academic content standards.

Also covered: What children are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level.

All of the tools can be found by visiting ODE's Web site, www.OhioAcademicStandards.com. Among the resources, which can be downloaded, is a brochure, "An Introduction for Families: Understanding Ohio's New Academic Content Standards."

Limited copies of these materials were provided to Ohio's schools, public libraries and Educational Service Centers.

Open houses

• ANDERSON TWP. - Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, hosts an open house 6:30-9:20 p.m. Sept. 8.

An optional demonstration of Edline will be held 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, followed by the introduction of the administrative staff at 7 p.m. Class visitation will take place 7:25-9:30 p.m. Edline can be accessed in the media center at any time.

Information: 232-7770.

• NORTH COLLEGE HILL - North College Hill City School District will host open houses in each of the district's school buildings. Parents and community members are invited.

Becker Elementary School open house will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Clovernook Elementary School will hold its open house 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. The North College Hill Junior-Senior High School open house is 7 p.m. Sept. 11.Goodman Elementary School's open house will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

• SHARONVILLE - Robert E. Lucas Intermediate School hosts an open house 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, at the school, 3900 Cottingham Drive.

Introductions of the RELIS staff and a brief message from the Parent Faculty Organization president, Holly Simes, begins at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Following this brief introduction, parents will be able to meet teachers and visit classrooms. Refreshments will be provided.

Information: 563-4020.

Eye screenings

FLORENCE - The Florence Lions Club will be giving eye screenings to children in the following schools:

Hilliard Collins Elementary, 9000 Spruce Drive. Sept. 8-9; A.M. Yealey Elementary, 10 Yealey Drive, Sept. 15-16; New Haven Elementary, 10854 Highway 42, Union; Sept. 17-18; R.A. Jones Middle School, 8000 Spruce Drive, Sept. 18; Florence Elementary, 103 Center St., Sept. 23-24; and Erpenbeck Elementary, 9001 Wetherington, Sept. 29-30.

Parents are asked to send their old glasses to school with their children and the club members will pick them up on screening days. Information: (859) 525-2263.

Enrollment increase

LIBERTY TWP. - First-day figures from the Lakota Schools show a nearly 600-student increase in enrollment compared to last year's official October count.

Spokesman Jon Weidlich said there were 16,435 students enrolled, compared to 15,841 during the official October count last year.

That number is likely to change as school officials process student withdrawals, Weidlich said.

PTO meeting

MORROW - Parents of students who attend Hamilton-Maineville Elementary School in the Little Miami School District are invited to attend the first Parent Teacher Organization meeting of the new school year at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 373 E. Foster-Maineville Road. Information: 899-4760 or 683-3729.

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