Monday, September 8, 2003

Athletic director at CPS to be honored

In the schoolsBy Karen Andrew
The Cincinnati Enquirer

David Dierker, athletic director for Cincinnati Public Schools, will be honored at the Cincinnatus Association's awards dinner 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the University Club, 401 E. Fourth St., downtown.

Dierker will receive the 2003 James N. Jacobs Memorial Award and $1,000 for outstanding contributions to the public schools.

Dierker is credited with upgrading the district's sports programs, said Clark Montessori High School Athletic Director Tom Donnelly, who nominated Dierker.

Jacobs was CPS superintendent from 1976 to 1985.

Mayerson Academy: Phil Schlechty to speak

CORRYVILLE - "A Conversation with Phil Schlechty" is 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mayerson Academy, 2650 Highland Ave.

An expert on professional development and school improvement, Schlechty was the main consultant used by Cincinnati in the development of Mayerson Academy, which specializes in professional development for preK-12 educators.

Registration: Gloria Riehl, 475-4128, or e-mail:

Little Miami Schools: PTOs organize

MORROW - Four Parent Teacher Organizations in the Little Miami Schools hold their first meetings of the year this month.

Plans for the year will be discussed and parents new to the school are encouraged to join. Each meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the school.

They will be held: Tuesday, Harlan-Butlerville Elementary; Sept. 11, Intermediate School; Sept. 23, Morrow Elementary; and Sept. 25, Junior High. .

There will be a seventh grade open house at the junior high, 7 p.m. Sept. 18.

Princeton High School: Phys ed, health award

SHARONVILLE - Princeton High School recently received a Buckeye Best Gold Level Rating from the Ohio Department of Health and Gov. Bob Taft for its outstanding physical education and health department.

The rating includes all aspects of wellness and fitness offered to high school students, including tobacco, drug, alcohol education, physical education and nutrition education.

Princeton was rated among the top 13 percent of all of Ohio's programs.

Anderson High School: Chess club event

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - A simultaneous chess exhibition will take place 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cincinnati Chess Club, Grandin House, 2101 Grandin Ave., Hyde Park.

The $4 entry fee benefits Anderson High School's chess club.


Taft Museum offers program for all teachers

Taft Museum presents "Taft Thursdays for Teachers," a series of four sessions to help teachers learn effective ways of integrating the arts into the classroom.

Each program runs 5-8 p.m. and begins with a light dinner. Teachers can earn 2.5 professional development contact hours for each program.

Advance registration is required. Contact: Deena Pinales, 241-0343, ext. 35 or visit

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