April 26, 2015

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    Goddard School Campus Expansion

    Goddard School Under Construction with Tony Ravagnani Architects (TRA) Contributed by Mark Reinhart March 2015 – Anderson Twp., OH – With the intent of maximizing their level of early childhood education and making a positive impact on the community, the Goddard School in Anderson Twp. began planning a school renovation and expansion early last year. When complete in the summer of 2015, their new 2+ acre campus for early childhood education will include: a renovated main educational building, new preschool, preK & kindergarten classrooms, additional infant classrooms, dedicated learning area for before and after schoolers, larger kitchen and faculty resource…

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    Pentagon Honors SSG Matt Maupin in Hallway Dedication

    Pictured above: Display honoring the sacrifice of SSG Matt Maupin during the Global War on Terror in the newly unveiled U.S. Army Reserve corridor in the Pentagon. From the office of Congressman Brad Wenstrup: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Reserve dedicated a corridor of the Pentagon to the numerous acts of Army Reserve Soldiers throughout history on Tuesday afternoon, including the sacrifice of SSG Matt Maupin of Clermont County. Those in attendance included Keith Maupin, Matt’s father, and local Congressman Brad Wenstrup, an Army Reservist himself. “Ohio knows the story of Matt’s sacrifice, and it should not be forgotten,”…

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    FHSD Device Drive

    April 25 Device Drive Saves Money, Supports Education It’s spring cleaning time and residents are encouraged to clean out closets filled with old technology by donating gently used laptops or Chromebooks to Forest Hills students. The Forest Hills Foundation for Education, in partnership with Forest Hills School District, will host a laptop drive on April 25 to collect devices and Forest Hills will then refurbish them for student usage. Users can clear their devices and delete data before donating, but Forest Hills will also wipe all data from donated devices as well to ensure security. Donations can be dropped off…

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    ‘Human Trafficking 101′ comes to IHM, Anderson

    From Michelle Beckham-Corbin End Slavery Cincinnati will provide their Human Trafficking 101 course for members of the newly formed IHM Human Trafficking Committee on Wednesday, April 29th at 7 p.m. in the St. Matthew West room. This program sheds light on the current issues with human trafficking, the distinctions between the two major types of trafficking, and what citizens can do to help in Cincinnati. Today there are nearly 27 million victims of human trafficking across the globe. The problem is very real here in Cincinnati and each year an estimated 1,078 Ohio children become victims and 3,016 more are…

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    Teacher Celebrated for Excellence

    Wilson, Ayer teacher celebrated for excellence From Erika Daggett, Forest Hills School District Forest Hills administrators recently surprised Kim Montgomery, an English language learner teacher at Wilson and Ayer elementary schools, with news that she had been selected as the recipient of the Hamilton County Education Foundation Celebrate Excellence Educator Award. Developed to recognize and honor excellent educators within the public schools of Hamilton County, the award is given to an educator who holds a certified license, demonstrates a high commitment toward student achievement, has the ability to challenge students at all levels, continues to improve personally and professionally, and…

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McNicholas Language Honor Societies install new members

Apr 26, 2015

The World Languages Department installed the newest members of la Société Honoraire de Français, the National Junior Classical League Latin Honor Society, and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánia on April 21. The induction ceremony honored high-achieving students of all three languages. Guest speaker Katherine Wiesenhahn ’10 shared her experiences living in Madrid, Spain, during a semester while attending Miami University. Wiesenhahn majored in Spanish at Miami and will soon begin her career as a Spanish teacher. She emphasized the many benefits that she has gained through spending time in a different culture and also encouraged the students to continue their study…

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I-275 Bridge Construction

Apr 26, 2015

I-275 Carroll Cropper Bridge Project to Begin May 4 From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 6 and provided by Anderson Township A bridge restoration project on the Interstate 275 Carroll Cropper Bridge that crosses over the Ohio River into Indiana will start Monday, May 4. Traffic on the bridge will be restricted to one lane in each direction to allow work to be completed safely. “This is a routine maintenance project, but will have significant impacts to traffic using the I-275 corridor between Kentucky and Indiana.” said Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6, in Covington. “A…

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Mercy Hosts Cancer Survivors Party

Apr 23, 2015

Mercy Health – Anderson and Clermont Hospitals and the American Cancer Society to Host a Very Special Party for Cancer Survivors on Thursday, April 30 (CINCINNATI; April 22, 2015) – Mercy Health, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, invites cancer survivors and their families to attend a very special party that Mercy Health – Anderson and Clermont Hospitals and the American Cancer Society are hosting in their honor. The party runs from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 in Conference Room B and C at the Mercy Health — Medical Office Building located…

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Pentagon Honors SSG Matt Maupin in Hallway Dedication

Pictured above: Display honoring the sacrifice of SSG Matt Maupin during the Global War on Terror in the newly unveiled U.S. Army Reserve corridor in the Pentagon. From the office of Congressman Brad Wenstrup: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Army Reserve dedicated a corridor of the Pentagon to the numerous acts of Army Reserve Soldiers throughout history on Tuesday afternoon, including the sacrifice of SSG Matt Maupin of Clermont County. Those in attendance included Keith Maupin, Matt’s father, and local Congressman Brad Wenstrup, an Army Reservist himself. “Ohio knows the story of Matt’s sacrifice, and it should not be forgotten,”…

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Teacher Celebrated for Excellence

Wilson, Ayer teacher celebrated for excellence From Erika Daggett, Forest Hills School District Forest Hills administrators recently surprised Kim Montgomery, an English language learner teacher at Wilson and Ayer elementary schools, with news that she had been selected as the recipient of the Hamilton County Education Foundation Celebrate Excellence Educator Award. Developed to recognize and honor excellent educators within the public schools of Hamilton County, the award is given to an educator who holds a certified license, demonstrates a high commitment toward student achievement, has the ability to challenge students at all levels, continues to improve personally and professionally, and…

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Fisher earns gold medal from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

From Shannon Kapp, McNicholas High School McNicholas High School senior Lauren Fisher has earned a Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2015. Fisher, editor-in-chief of The McNicholas Milestone, was identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young writers in the nation based on her critical essay, “The Great and Terrible F-Word: Exploring society’s disdain for and desperate need for feminism.” She will be recognized at a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 11. Over 300,000 works of art and writing were submitted to Scholastic, and in January, Fisher…

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Local Student Collects Shoes to Cover the Globe

From Matt Robinson, Parkside Christian Church Rachel Menzel is a senior at Anderson High School. She has the symptoms of senioritis just like nearly every other member of the class of 2015, but she has decided to treat those symptoms a little differently. Instead of checking out and phoning things in this year, Rachel decided to leave a big impression in her community and the world. Growing up, Menzel, attended Woodland Lakes Christian Camp in Amelia. The camp made such an impression on her and her twin sister Rebecca that they started volunteering there in their free time. Last summer,…