May 23, 2017

‘Root for Earth’ Promotes Environmental Awareness

Preschoolers at The Goddard School in Cincinnati ‘Root for Earth’ to Promote Environmental Awareness With Earth Day on April 22nd, The Goddard School preschoolers in Cincinnati along with over 460 other Goddard School locations across the country, kicked off their 7th annual Root for Earth initiative this past Monday. While the children learn about eco-friendly topics throughout the year, this week especially will celebrate learning about the environment and what it means to be a good environmental steward. The Goddard School in Anderson Township located on 1280 Nagel Road engaged in a range of activities such as creating outdoor weather…

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Forest Hills Responds to Water Testing Results

Dear Parents/Guardians, Forest Hills is committed to protecting the health of our students, employees, parents and guests. To do that, the district voluntarily tests each school’s drinking water for lead.  Greater Cincinnati Water Works conducts testing in Forest Hills and recommends taking action if lead is found at any water outlet at levels above 15 parts per billion (ppb). Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires action if samples are greater than 20 ppb, Forest Hills follows GCWW standards and recommendations. Water testing results for Ayer Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, Summit Elementary and Wilson Elementary are summarized below.  Last week, water…

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Unknown: Adventures of a WWII American Red Cross Girl

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 P.M.   “Destination Unknown: Adventures of a WWII American Red Cross Girl.” Anderson Township Historical Society Program at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township, Lower Atrium, next to the History Room, at 7:30 PM. Our speaker Kathleen Cox grew up listening to her mother LeOna Cox recount her adventures during WWII as a Red Cross Girl. Her mother was a 27-year-old college graduate and teacher when a fellow teacher recruited her for the American Red Cross. From 1943-45 LeOna ran enlisted men’s social clubs in North Africa and Italy. When Kathleen found a box…

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Party on the Plaza Releases 2017 Schedule

The Party on the Plaza Summer Concert Series, presented by TriHealth, is back for its ninth season of award winning community entertainment!  The event is produced by the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Anderson Township to provide a fun, family friendly, relaxing night of live music and great food.  The summer concert season opens up May, 25th with Two for Flinching, a very talented and energetic 90’s cover band.   This year’s schedule includes some of the hottest bands to play the eastside: May 25 Two for Flinching June 22 Nick Netherton Band July 20 Leroy Ellington Band…

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Sara Evans to Perform at Clermont County Fair

The Clermont County Agricultural Society and Ohio Valley Productions are proud to announce the headliner at the July 28th, 2017 Clermont County Fair concert event is the multiple award winning, country music sensation, Sara Evans. On the heels of an amazing 2016 concert, the Clermont County Fair Board was determined to make 2017 even bigger. With an amazing headline artist, special guest artists, an expanded concert area, additional seating options, a huge VIP tent party, and moving the big show to Friday night, they expect this show to be one for the record books. Over the years, Sara Evans has…

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Forest Hills announces new Turpin football coach

Following approval from the Forest Hills Board of Education during their Feb. 27 meeting, the district welcomed Kent McCullough as the new Turpin High School varsity football coach.  In addition, McCullough will serve as a THS intervention specialist. His start date as a coach is August 1. He will begin work as an intervention specialist on August 28. Named the 2011 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Coach of the Year and serving as president of the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association since 2015, McCullough brings 16 years of experience as a football coach to Forest Hills.  Most recently serving as a…

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I am Heroin

I am HEROIN Anonymous I destroy homes, I tear families apart,  I take your children, and that’s just the start.  I’m more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold,  The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold. If you need me, remember I’m easily found,  I live all around you – in schools and in towns  I live with the rich, I live with the poor,  I live down the street, and maybe next door.  I’m made in a lab, but not like you think,  I can be made under the kitchen sink.  In your child’s closet, and even…

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Forest Hills begins final school construction process

During its January meeting, the Forest Hills Board of Education approved Anderson High School’s construction project contract with Performance Construction, marking the beginning of the final school project that is part of the 2014 bond issue. In addition to air conditioning (which currently does not exist at AHS), new science labs and upgraded security, the Anderson project will include improved learning spaces, energy-efficiencies, handicap-accessibility and needed classroom furniture. Anderson will also receive upgraded technology, electric, plumbing, locker rooms, restrooms and traffic patterns.  A multi-purpose space will be built on the east side of the school. “We are excited to begin the district’s final…

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Anderson Theatre presents Cats!

Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber Based on Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats By T.S. Eliot Based T.S. Eliot’s 1939 collection of poems “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this 1983 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical tells of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. The story is told completely through song and dance, and the music ranges from classical to pop, music hall, jazz, rock and electro-acoustic. This family-friendly musical, set in a larger-than-life back alley playground with the feel of a circus, is alive with…

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Kid Tip: It’s OK to not be OK

This life presents a flood of changes and challenges as you grow from a tiny person into an adult. The years between elementary school and your emancipation from the educational system present far more roller-coaster experiences than could be captured in a single article. Some of these experiences and emotions can push you into very dark places. I am begging you to come to me in those dark times, or any times, and just reach out. The things that you will experience in these formative years will be powerful, transforming, and even overwhelming at times. You need to know that…

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