West Branch offering free preschool
BELOIT - West Branch Local Schools is offerin free preschool to all children ages 3-5 living in the West Branch District.
All classes are half day and will be held at West Branch Middle School in Beloit. Both morning and afternoon sessions are available. Contact Special Services at 330-938-4490 or visit the West Branch website www.westbanch.k12.oh.us for more information.
Salem seventh-grade orientation scheduled
SALEM - Seventh-grade orientation at the Salem Junior High School begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 in the auditorium. A review of the school handbook, schedule and daily routine will be discussed.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the building as well. Any eighth-grade student new to the district is also encouraged to attend.
All seventh-grade students must have an immunization record on file prior to the first day of school. Students may bring their immunization record with them to the orientation.
Llewellyn graduates from Bowling Green
BOWLING GREEN -Kristen Llewellyn graduated cum laude from Bowling Green State University on Aug. 4 during commencement exercises held on the university lawn. Llewellyn received a bachelor's of fine arts degree in two-dimensional art. She is the daughter of Kathy Reash of Columbiana and Ken Llewellyn of Liberty.
Area residents earn degrees from Akron
AKRON - The following area residents were graduates at the University of Akron's 2012 spring commencement.
- Alliance: Olivia Donohoe, bachelor's of business administration; Gina Falconer, master's of music; Emily Frank, bachelor's of science in accounting; Jessica Jarvis, bachelor's of arts/social work; Tiffany Marsh, bachelor's of business administration and bachelor's of science in accounting; Zachary Rienas, bachelor's of science in computer information systems; Kacy Robertson, bachelor's of science in nursing; Holly Williams, bachelor's of science in education.
- Beloit: Mallory Barker, bachelor's of science in chemical engineering; Jessica Scullion, bachelor's of science in education; Rachel Whinnery, bachelor's of arts in business and organizational communication.
- Canfield: Ross Bagwell, bachelor's of science and master's of science; Janae Brookhart, bachelor's of arts/social work; Jeffrey Moliterno, juris doctor; Gloria Stack, juris doctor.
- Columbiana: Jacqueline Hatherill, bachelor's of science in biomedical engineering.
- East Palestine: Andrew Scott, bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering.
- Hanoverton: Megan Klemann, bachelor's of science in education; Jill Zehentbauer, associate's of applied science in radiologic technology.
- Kensington: Melissa Coniglio, bachelor's of science in nursing; Kelsea Mapes, bachelor's of science.
- Leetonia: Andrew Medved, bachelor's of science in athletic training.
- Lisbon: Jacob Henceroth, bachelor's of arts; Crystal Kenmuir, juris doctor;
- New Waterford: Colby Henderson, bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering.
- Rogers: Krista Peddicord, juris doctor.
- Salem: Daniel Anderson, bachelor's of science in nursing; Tyler Cool, bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering; Marcus Grimm, bachelor's of science in chemical engineering; Kimberly Kenst, master's of business administration.
- Sebring: Elizabeth Householder, bachelor's of science in nursing.
Local students on Mount Union dean's list
ALLIANCE -The following students have been named to the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester at the University of Mount Union:
- Alliance: Michael Hoaglan, a graduate student in the physician assistant program;
- Homeworth: Liza Strawn, a graduate student in the physician assistant program.
To be eligible for dean's list, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no grade below a B.
Area students earn dean's list at Findlay
FINDLAY - The dean's list for spring semester at the University of Findlay has been announced by Daniel J. May, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs. The following students have attained a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Canfield: Laura Knecht, Laura, pre-veterinary medicine/Spanish major.
- Leetonia: Matthew Newton, Matthew, pharmacy major.
- New Springfield: Robert Herberger, pharmacy major.
- Minerva: Christin Stevenson, pharmacy major.
MCC&TC given Gold Improvement Award
CANFIELD -The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center has been awarded the High Schools That Work Gold Improvement Award based on the progress of the school leaders and teachers in improving school practices and raising student achievement. The award was presented on July 11 by Dave Spence, president of the Southern Regional Education Board, at the annual High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference in New Orleans.
MCC&TC is one of only eight schools throughout the country receiving this national award. To earn this recognition, schools had to increase their mean scores on the HSTW Assessment reading, mathematics and science tests by at least 10 points from 2010 to 2012. These schools also met the Adequate Yearly Progress criteria of the federal No Child Left Behind Act or had a graduation rate of at least 85 percent.
Jane Hogan, MCC&TC director of academics, said, "This award is a reflection of our persistence, vision and decision to lead rather than to follow."
MCC&TC has implemented several initiatives aimed at increasing student's college and career readiness. "We've increased the rigor of applied academics, and career and technical related courses aligned to the common core. As a school, we've made many more opportunities for cross curricular learning available - which allow in-depth, real world understandings to take place," Hogan said. In addition MCC&TC has been working with ACT through a HSTW development grant to pilot ACT pre-testing and post-testing for all students. For information contact Hogan at 729-4006.