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 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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Forest Hills accepts nominations for teacher awards

Forest Hills teachers, students, parents and community members are encouraged to nominate a Forest Hills educator for the Hamilton County Education Foundation Celebrate Excellence award and the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year award. Both awards recognize and honor excellent educators within Forest Hills School District.   The Celebrate Excellence award honors educators who hold a certified license including teachers, nurses, psychologists, counselors, speech therapists and administrators. The Teacher of the Year award specifically honors classroom teachers. Nomination forms, which will be accepted through March 1, are available here. Nominations must be 500 words or less and include…

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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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Local Preschool Owner Awarded

Mark Reinhart, owner of The Goddard School® located at 1280 Nagel Road in Cincinnati, OH, has been presented with the Brand Ambassador Award by Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School preschool system. This award recognizes franchisees who embody The Goddard School brand, effectively communicates its attributes, exemplifies its culture and consistently delivers excellent customer experience and celebrates franchisees who work tirelessly to bring The Goddard School brand promise to life. Reinhart also received the Circle of Excellence Award, which acknowledges Goddard Schools for being exceptional in the areas of quality assurance, curriculum and health and safety. “We…

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AHS presents “Sweeney Todd” Nov. 18-20

Anderson students present Tony award-winning “Sweeney Todd” Nov. 18-20 On Nov. 18-20, Anderson theatre students will present “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” a Tony award-winning musical that tells the story of Sweeney Todd, a barber who returns to London after 15 years of exile to take revenge on the judge who banished him. “With the school edition of the play, the content has been revised by the publisher to be appropriate for high school performers and audience members ages 10 and older,” said Chad Weddle, FHSD drama teacher.  “The show retains its chilling beauty and I am…

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Turpin Theatre Presents You Can’t Take it with You

Welcome to the world of the madcap Sycamores, a batty, if happy, New York family whose daughter Alice, the only normal one of the bunch, has fallen in love with Tony, son of the unhappy Kirby clan. When the Kirbys arrive on the wrong date for a dinner meeting with the Sycamores, exposing all the Sycamores’ eccentricities, Alice believes her romance is doomed, setting up one of the most performed and beloved comedies of our time. Turpin Theatre presents “You Can’t Take it with You,” the 1936 comedy classic, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 10-12. Tickets are…

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Turpin Band Boosters support sweet music, sweet tooth

The Turpin High School Band Boosters will host a Cookie and More Sale from Oct. 11-25 to support the Turpin band program by providing instruments, marching band props and financial assistance. Cookies, brownies, cheesecakes, pretzels, cinnamon rolls, soups and dips are available for purchase with delivery in time for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. Visit http://www.turpinband.org/fundraiser.html for products, prices and order forms. Payment must be received by Oct. 25. Orders will be available for pick-up from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. on Nov. 16 at Turpin, 2650 Bartels Road.  

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