By Karen Andrew
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Junior Achievement has created an online financial aid center to give students, schools, teachers and parents access to resources on college costs and financial assistance.
14 year old scout Greg Roussos,center,levels a board with the help of his dad Tim Roussos, left, and Scoutmaster Bob Carey. They are all part of Troop 750.
(Michael Snyder photo)
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Launched in August, the JA Financial Aid Center can be found on JA's Web site at www.ja.org.
Sponsored by the National Education Loan Network, the online gateway features a college planning calendar, student loan application information and budgeting calculators.
The network's college planning advisers are available at (866) 866-7372 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deer Park explains new math program
DEER PARK - Deer Park Community School District holds its Elementary Parent Math Night for parents of K-6 students, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, in Crawford Auditorium, 8351 Plainfield Road.
Parent will be introduced to the district's new math program, "Everyday Mathematics," and Kathy Ackerman, an experienced teacher in the program, will make a presentation. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation.
Colerain High School alumni night Friday
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP - The 17th annual Colerain High School alumni/elementary night takes place Friday. Pre-game and halftime activities are planned for the game against Fairfield High School, 7:30 p.m. at CHS, 8801 Cheviot Road.Information: Denny Hirsch, 385-4475.
Oak Hills High class collects canned goods
BRIDGETOWN - Terri Gossett's homeroom class at Oak Hills High School is collecting canned goods and other items this month as part of its annual service project. The drive will benefit the FreeStore/FoodBank.
The class opted to do this project now, instead of at the holidays, because the food bank's supplies are generally low this time of year
Little Miami school band plays for funds
MORROW - Don't be surprised to see the Little Miami Marching Band in the neighborhood Saturday.
The band will march in several neighborhoods in the Little Miami School District for the annual Tag Day fund-raiser.
Donations will be used to buy instruments, uniforms and a van to transport the band's equipment.
Donations can be given to band members or sent to Little Miami Band Boosters, P.O. Box 411, Maineville, OH 45039.
Fairfield's North Elementary benefit
FAIRFIELD TWP. - North Elementary School has teamed with Tri-County Mall to offer the "Cash for Class" program.
After buying items from mall stores, shoppers can stop by the customer service desk and show their receipts. The mall will credit he school with points and write a check for points earned.
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