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Vendor Fair at John R. Lea
John R. Lea Middle School will be conducting a Vendor Fair this Saturday (March 12) in the middle school gym from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission will be a school supply such as pencils, pens, markers, ear buds, highlighters, etc. There will be a light menu in the concession stand. There will be 50 vendors, a 50/50 drawing, and a grand prize drawing. Donation of a school supply will enter you in the grand prize drawing. There will be many raffle items as well.
Student loan info night is April 4
The Holmes County Education Foundation will hold a student loan information night April 4 at the Holmes County District Public Library in Millersburg at 6:30 p.m.
Jared Sponseller, past HCEF scholarship recipient and now director of student financial services at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, will present information on student loans, including how to apply for loans, who is eligible for specific loans, interest rates and fees, loan repayment options, loan deferment, loan consolidation, as well as information and resources related to college loans.°The event is free and open to the pubic.
For more information, visit www.hcef.net.
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.
Haystack Breakfast to benefit Walnut Creek School
Walnut Creek Elementary School will hold it Haystack Breakfast and Basket Raffle Saturday, April 9, from 8-11 a.m. with proceeds to benefit the pavilion project on the school grounds.
Breakfast includes hash browns, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, peppers, onions, biscuits, gravy and cheese sauce, fruit, orange juice and coffee.
Themed basket raffle will begin at 10:30 a.m. Get tickets from WC students or at the breakfast. Winners need not present.
Clark Elementary to hold literacy night, chili supper
Clark Elementary School's annual chili supper and literacy night will be Tuesday, March 22, from 5-6:30 p.m.
There will be chili or chicken noodle soup, hot dogs, applesauce, dessert and beverage.
Tickets at the door are $3.50 for students K-5 (preschool free) and $5 for adults and students grades 6-12.
Presale tickets are available by calling the school at 330-674-7936 and are $3 for students K-5 and $4.50 for adults and students grades 6-12.
Run, walk, breakfast benefits school
A 5k run/walk, 1-mil fun run, silent auction and pancake breakfast will be held by Fredericksburg Elementary School on April 16. Proceeds will benefit students at the school.
The fun run is $10 for children ages 13 and under and will start at 8 a.m. The 5k is $30, starting at 8:30 a.m. with the breakfast to follow.
The course will be on the Holmes County Trail starting at the school. The race is a timed event by Vertical Runner of Wooster. All racers will receive a T-shirt. There will be prizes for the top finishers.
Sign up at www.verticalrunnerrm.com and click on Fredericksburg 5k Trot on the Trail.
Career Center to hold fish fry
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, 1783 State Route 60, will be holding its popular fish fry on Thursday, March 24 from 5-7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the student-led Interact Club, is open to the community and will serve all you care to eat fish, fries, coleslaw or applesauce, roll, drink and dessert. Adults, $8; Seniors,$7; Children, $6.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.