Hershberger to compete in Ohio Geographic Bee
Isaac Hershberger, an eighth-grader at Hiland Middle School, Berlin, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2016 Ohio National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be Friday, April 1 at Grandview Heights High School, Columbus.
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 28th year. Each state champion will receive $100, the National Geographic book, "The National Parks: An Illustrated History" and a medal and will journey to Washington, D.C. to represent their state May 22-25.
Right to Life to hold oratory contest
Wayne-Holmes Right to Life will hold a high school oratory contest March 14. The event offers students an opportunity to research, write and present a five-seven minute speech on abortion, euthanasia or embryonic stem cell research from a pro-life perspective. Cash prizes of $150, $75 and $35 will be awarded to first, second and third places, respectively.
Students from Wayne or Holmes counties who are sophomores, juniors or seniors are eligible to participate, although only a junior or senior will be able to advance to the state contest, which will be in Columbus on April 30. In the event a sophomore wins first place at the local level, the second place winner may go instead.
For more information, contact Carrie Snyder by text/phone at 313-399-7775 or email at WayneHolmesRTL@yahoo.com by March 11.
Services at Ashland- W. Holmes school
Three programs at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center offer customer service to the general public and are open when school is in session. By patronizing the services, customers encourage students to practice their skills in real-world situations.
The cosmetology program's salon is open Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:20-11:30 a.m. Customers can take advantage of hair care services such as shampoo, cut, perms, color/highlight, retouch, tint and others such as manicures, pedicures, waxing and facials. Services are priced from $5-$30. Call ahead 419-289-3313, Ext. 2243, for more information.
The Pendulum Restaurant is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Students in the culinary careers management program will be in the kitchen preparing a variety of sides and appetizers, salads, dinners and sandwiches. Pre-order a meal or opt for take-out by calling 419-289-3313, Ext. 2233, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A private dining room is available for larger groups.
Some Ashland area companies are taking advantage of the 3-D printing service offered by students in the engineering and design technology program and students offer the same services to the public. Email engineering instructor Thomas Close at email@example.com for details and prices.
East Holmes scheduling kindergarten registration
Parents with children who will be entering kindergarten in the East Holmes Local Schools are asked to register their child at the building they will be attending during the 2016-17 school year.
Registration takes about 45 minutes. Children must be 5 before Aug. 1, 2016 and have completed the following state health requirements prior to the beginning of school. Unless otherwise exempt, all students enrolled for the first time in public or private school in Ohio must be immunized as follows: diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTP, DtaP, DT, Td), poliomyelitis (OPV,IPV), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), hepatitis B vaccine and varicella.
Take child's official birth certificate, record of immunizations, Social Security number and proof of residency (current real estate tax statement), when you register your child. Have accurate information concerning the exact location of your home. This includes house number, road numbers (township, county, state), and any other marker or information that would make it easier to locate your residence.
At registration, children will be given a routine hearing and vision screening by the school nurse and/or speech therapist. School personnel will also test to determine the children's strengths and weaknesses.
The Holmes County Health Department will provide immunization clinics during kindergarten registration. There will be no cost; services will be by donation only. If your child has medical coverage, take insurance or medical card. Watch local newspapers for other immunization clinic locations and times or call the Health Department at 330-674-5035.
Each school will be registering children by appointment only; call the individual school to schedule your appointment.
Chestnut Ridge, April 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 330-893-2413;
Berlin, April 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 330-893-2817;
Walnut Creek, April 7, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 330-893-2213;
Charm, April 8, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 330-893-2505;
Winesburg and Mount Hope, at Winesburg, April 12, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 330-359-5059;
Triway registration dates noted
Appointments for kindergarten registration and assessments for 2016-17 are being taken in the Triway School District. Parents of children who will be age 5 on or before Aug. 1 should call the elementary school of residence to schedule an appointment.
Dates for registration are: April 7, Shreve Elementary School, 567-2837; April 8, Franklin Township School, 264-2378; and April 12 at Wooster Township School. 264-6252.
To the appointment, take custody documents if applicable, enrollment documents completed custodial parents, birth certificate, Social Security card, physical examination results, immunization dates and proof of residency.
Waynedale musical is March 18-20
Waynedale High School Theater will present "Little Women the Musical" on March 18-20. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the John R. Lea auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-698-3071.
Southeast notes kindergarten registration
Kindergarten registration for Southeast District will be held from 9-11 a.m. at each location listed below, and will take about one-half hour to complete. Dates are:
March 9 -- Mount Eaton Elementary; March 11 -- Apple Creek Elementary; and March 16 -- Fredericksburg and Holmesville. Holmesville will register at Fredericksburg.
Paperwork will be given to complete at registration, along with testing for hearing, vision and speech. Take the child's registration. Students entering kindergarten will need to turn 5 years old by Aug. 1.
West Holmes notes kindergarten registration
Kindergarten registration for children entering school in August began Feb. 1 in the West Holmes District. Children must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1. Call to register the child at the elementary school they will attend by April 8.
Parents will be asked some basic information about the child and will schedule a time for kindergarten screening. A registration packet will be mailed in April to be completed and taken to screening later in April. Take a copy of the child's birth certificate and proof of residency.
Screen dates are: April 11, Millersburg, 330-674-5681; April 12, Millersburg (morning only); April 14, Killbuck, 330-276-2891; April 15, Clark (morning only), 330-674-7936; and April 19, Nashville, 330-378-2111.