Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Clinic to unveil kids' murals


In the Schools

[IMAGE] Ruth Moyer Elementary School: Mark Rothstein of Atlanta, a world-class rope jumper, performed a 45-minute routine at the Fort Thomas school last week and talked to the children about avoiding drugs.
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CLIFTON - Murals at Central Clinic/Child and Family Treatment Center, painted by Cincinnati artist and poet Annie Ruth and four Cincinnati Public Schools students she recently mentored, will be unveiled at a reception 4-7 p.m. Friday at the clinic, 311 Albert Sabin Way, Clifton.

Ruth, who is the 2003 Taft Museum Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, painted several murals composed of panels measuring 30 inches by 40 inches.

The students helped her select colors and fabrics and completed smaller paintings.

The art-mentoring program aims to encourage students to increase their academic performance, improve their painting and artistic skills, and develop a strong work ethic.

Fairfield high school show choir selected

FAIRFIELD - The Choraliers show choir has been selected to perform at the Ohio Music Educators Association's state convention.

The Fairfield Senior High School group will perform in Columbus during the OMEA's 2004 convention, Feb. 5-7.

Fairfield was chosen to perform based on a videotape of last year's show that the group submitted.

Three win 'Educator of Year' awards

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Susan Leder, a teacher at Fairfield East Elementary School; Mark Oldfield, a fifth-grade teacher at Springmyer Elementary School; and Robin DeGrof, a kindergarten teacher at Pleasant Ridge School, each won a Sam's Club Educator of the Year Award.

Leder was recognized by the Tri-County Sam's Club, Oldfield won through the North Bend Road store, and DeGrof, the Oakley store.

Both received $1,000 to fund a program of their choice, and are eligible for the state award.

Kings High School to host band contest

DEERFIELD TWP. - The Kings High School Marching Band will host its largest invitational ever Saturday when 25 bands from across Indiana and Ohio compete at nearby Galbraith Field.

Competition begins at 2 p.m. and is slated to end about 10:30 p.m. Class A/AA awards will be given about 6 p.m. Class AAA/Open awards will be presented about 10 p.m.

Cost is $5; $3 for students and senior citizens.

Band festival to be held at Campbell Co. school

ALEXANDRIA - The Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival will begin 8:30 a.m. Saturday with more than two dozen bands from Kentucky and Ohio scheduled to participate.

The competition will take place at Bob Miller Stadium at Campbell County Middle School, 8000 Alexandria Pike.

Admission is $5; $3 for children 3-10, and free to children 2 and under.

The event is sponsored by the Campbell County Band Parent Association and the Campbell County High School Band.

Information: 635-4161 or www.cchsbandofpride.org.

Parents As Teachers program at Princeton

GLENDALE - Princeton City Schools' Parents As Teachers program is now enrolling children ages newborn through 36 months. This is a free home-visitation program open to all district residents.

Through monthly home visits, parents will learn how to encourage important skills that set the foundation for later school success.

Weekly play groups and yearly developmental screenings are also available to participants. Information: 771-3240.

Karen Andrew




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