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EXTRACentral THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Friday. September 13, 1991 SCHOOLS Boards Lunches Lab figures to help in math Princeton nropram lets nnnils work at their own nace BY SUE KIESEWETTER I T " ; 'TJ Enquirer Contributor n ' ,. The Cincinnati EnquirerFred Straub Fifth-graders Sarah Pate, Roshni Marfatia, Ann Lee and Alexis Hannan (from front) work at the computer math lab at Robert E. Lucas Intermediate School. Anew 25-computer math lab at the Robert E. Lucas Intermediate School (RELIS) will allow fourth-and fifth-graders to progress as far as they can in math regardless of the ability levels of classmates. For three 30-minute periods every six days, each math class will be assigned to the math lab, said Principal Shirley Browder. When time permits, sixth-graders will be given lab time. "I think we're really going to make a difference," Browder said. Princeton City Schools Superintendent Richard Denoyer said RELIS was chosen for the three-year pilot project because the 640-pupil building houses children from across the district. It also has the most pupils in grades 4-6 nine classes of each grade level. "It gives us a diversified student population to see what kinds of results we get," Denoyer said. "If the results are as good as I think they will be, we'll consider expanding it to the other buildings." Browder said one of the goals of the lab is to improve results on the Stanford Achievement Test by 10 or more. Denoyer said it wouldn't surprise him to see a pupil begin at a fifth-grade level and end at the seventh-grade level next spring. Under the program, developed by the Josten Co. of Phoenix, Ariz., children are first tested to determine their math ability. Based on the results, they are given individualized assignments and are allowed to work at their own pace. It would not be inconceivable, Denoyer said, to see 10- and 11- year-olds working on algebraic equations while classmates were brushing up on computation skills, fractions or measurements. The computer programs were designed with Princeton's curriculum in FAIRFIELD The school board has postponed this month's meeting from Tuesday until 7 p.m. Sept. 24. The location will be announced next week. FINNEYTOWN The school board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the high school library, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace. LOCKLAND The school board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lockland Primary cafeteria, 200 N. Cooper Ave. MT. HEALTHY The levy campaign committee, headed by Al Crawford and Rich Moore, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the high school snack bar. A special meeting of the school board has been set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 to discuss the proposed budget and to review applicants for superintendent. At Monday's board meeting, president Donald Wolf said more than 30 applications were received. Teacher Rita Ross was honored for the Summer Math Camp she conducted at Hoop Elementary for 30 fourth- through sixth-graders. Ross donated her time and used her own money to buy materials. Former students, now in high school, helped. The board voted to extend its contract with the Mount Healthy Classified Employees Association through June 30, 1992, with no changes. NORTH COLLEGE HILL The school board on Monday decided to resign from the Southern Buckeye Conference, allowing district schools to compete as independents. The district sports teams will play all games already scheduled this year and next, but will start lining up games against other independent schools. Superintendent Stanley Wernz said the action was taken because North College Hill is too far from other schools in the league. Hillsboro and Blanchester are recent additions to the conference. i PRINCETON ' Sharonville Elementary School has received a $5,000 "effective Elementary school menus for the week of Sept. 16: CINCINNATI Monday: cheese pizza, seasoned broccoli, carrots and cauliflower, pears, milk. Tuesday: ham and beans, seasoned collard greens, corn bread, apple juice, milk. Wednesday: oven-fried chicken, seasoned rice, salad, dinner roll, blackberry dessert, milk. Thursday: hamburger, baked beans, grape juice, milk. Friday: scrambled eggs with cheese, tater tots, biscuit, fruit-juice sherbet, milk. FAIRFIELD Monday: hot ham sandwich, seasoned vegetables, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday: pocket taco with cheese, lettuce and tomato Mexican corn, choice of fruit, milk. Wednesday: toasted cheese sandwich, seasoned vegetables, fruit or juice, milk. Thursday: barbecued chicken with roll, seasoned mixed vegetables, choice of fruit, milk. Friday: sloppy joe, cole slaw, fruit or juice, milk. LAKOTA Monday: hot dog or coney island with cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, pears, milk. Tuesday: grilled cheese sandwich, french fries, banana with pineapple tidbits, milk. Wednesday: spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, wheat roll, gelatin with fruit, milk. Thursday: hamburger or cheeseburger, tater tots, mixed vegetables, date and nut cup, milk. Friday: pepperoni or cheese pizza, fresh vegetables with dip, energy bar, milk. MOUNT HEALTHY Monday: hoagie on bun with pizza sauce, pickle chips, french fries, fruit, milk. Tuesday: sausage patty and scrambled eggs with biscuit, potato, juice, milk. Wednesday: turkey roast sandwich, green beans, apple crisp, milk. Thursday: ham sandwich, bean soup, fruit, milk. Friday: pizza burger, buttered vegetable, cole slaw, milk. NORWOOD Monday: chef salad or cheese coney, ketchup and mustard, french fries, pineapple chunks, milk. Tuesday: chef salad or soft taco with lettuce and cheese, buttered corn, applesauce, milk. Wednesday: chef salad or pizza, vegetable beans, apple crisp, milk. Thursday: chef salad or four-way chili, crackers, green beans, fruit crisp, milk. Friday: chef salad or chicken nuggets with sauce, roll, whipped potatoes, seedless grapes, milk. PRINCETON Monday: hot or cold ham-and-cheese sandwich, tri-taters, mixed fruit, milk. Tuesday: cheeseburger, spicy potato wedge, pineapple slice, milk. Wednesday: cheese pizza, pickle chips, applesauce, milk. Thursday: chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, fruited gelatin, milk. Friday: burrito with shredded lettuce and cheese, pineapple slice, peanut butter cookie, milk. ST. BERNARD-ELMWOOD PLACE Monday: barbecue on bun, baked beans, cole slaw, fruit, milk. i . Tuesday: pizza, salad, fruit, milk. Wednesday: hot dog, fries, fruit, milk. Thursday: roast turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, fruited gelatin, milk. Friday: tuna salad, macaroni and cheese, peas, fruit, milk. WINTON WOODS Monday: corn dog, baked beans, peaches, milk. Tuesday: nacho chips and cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwich half, vegetable sticks, trail mix, milk. Wednesday: pepperoni pizza, buttered corn, applesauce, milk. Thursday: chicken patty on bun, candied sweet potatoes, pears, milk. Friday: toasted cheese sandwich, tomato soup, pickle chips, fruit juice, milk. tion, and the program serves to improve technical capability of the students who will be future employees. Altogether, Watler said, Ford will provide $75,000 and will expand its mentoring program in the Princeton City Schools. The math lab will be open four nights a week, Browder said. On Mondays from 5-8 p.m., parents will be encouraged to sign up for a time slot to work with their youngsters on the programs. From the end of the school day until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays, youngsters needing extra help in math and reading will be assigned time slots to work on the computers with volunteers from Ford and elsewhere. "I'm hoping they'll (volunteers) be able to sit down and work with the kids one on one or maybe one on three," Browder said. "It's exciting and wonderful we're able to form that mind and will serve as an extension of the regular math instruction pupils receive in the classroom, Denoyer said. Denoyer said the math curriculum emphasizes four threads of math: problem solving, equations, geometry and fractions. Before purchasing the $150,000 system, Denoyer said district officials spent a year doing research and looking at the Josten and other similar systems nationwide. The district recently received a $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Co. to offset the cost. Each of the next two years it will receive similar contributions provided the district sees improved math scores, said Karl W. Wa-tler, plant manager and chairman of the community relations committee at the Sharonville plant. Watler said the contribution was recommended over several other funding requests for two reasons: The committee decided this year to focus on educa Lakota enrollment likely to top 10,000 BY SUE KIESEWETTER Enquirer Contributor Enrollment will top 10,000 for the first time in the Lakota Local School District when official counts are taken during the first week of October, Superintendent Thomas Hayden predicted Tuesday. The expected increase of 750 to 800 students from last year's official count of 9,361 will be the biggest jump the rapidly growing district has ever seen. Preliminary counts taken earlier this week indicate the district's enrollment should be 10,100 to 10,150 when official counts are taken, Hayden said. "We've seen a very significant increase," Hayden said. "We've seen growth in the 8 range over the last year. ... We certainly expected growth, but had no indicators it would be so high." Since the 1984-85 school year, the district has seen a 50 increase in student enrollment, Hayden said. This year alone, the fourth-grade class is 900-plus, and classes at the high school are each in the high 600s. Gary Campbell, board president, speculated that "turnover in our mature neighborhoods" is bringing in more students. "Maybe families with young children are moving in." Hayden said school staff are still trying to determine how many students are temporarily absent and how many have withdrawn from school. To handle the increased student population for which the district will receive about the same amount of state aid as last year Hayden said the district hired 15 teachers and nine new support staff, and also added eight portable classrooms for a total of 28. Seventeen sections of kindergarten are using the first floor of the ninth-grade building while contractors work on the rest of the building, slated to open next fall. Other kindergarten classes are housed in rented space at Crestview Hills Presbyterian Church. Because of financial constraints, Hayden said the district was only able to hire about half the number of employees he would have liked. A failed levy last May forced the district earlier this summer to increase fees and make cuts of $2 million. A 5.9-mill operating levy, which should raise more than $5 million each year, is on the November ballot. If approved, it should keep the district solvent for three to five years. schools grant from the Ohio Department of Education. It is the second year the school has received the award. It will be used to improve school and parent communication, develop programs to improve student self-esteem and improve math achievement. Last year's grant was used for the staff to develop a building mission statement, a homework guide for parents and a discipline report form. ' The school board on Monday appointed William Myles as an assistant principal at the junior high. He taught sixth grade at Lincoln Heights Elementary. The appointment becomes effective Monday. The school board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Evendale Elementary School, 3940 Glendale-Milford Road. WINTON WOODS The school board meets at 7:30 . p.m. Monday in board offices, 1215 W. Kemper Road. WYOMING The Wyoming Parent School Association will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at board offices, 100 Pen-dery Ave. Baby-sitting will be provided for a fee at the Church of Ascension and Holy Trinity. The group is expected to vote on a budget for the year. There is $54,000 available for school programs and projects. BK's New Asia RESTAURANT Featuring Oriental Dishes From Japan, Korea, and China This Week's Special $9.95 KOREAN BARBECUE Cooked At Your Table (Not valid wany other offer) Open Everyday Call For Hours 777-7739 Reservations Accepted Located on Route 42 in Pisgah, 2.8 miles north ot I-27S. We'll crown our Homecoming Owen at the American Sweetheart Pageant at Center Court, Maty, 7 fa 9pm. Cincinnati Bengal Tim Krumrie will be interviewed by George Vogel of WLWT, 7pm Tuesday at Center Court. from sports to fashion to all-out fun, Forest Fair Mall will be a harvest of Autumn ' excitement September 13-22. Listen to 700 WLW to find out how to win a season of thkets to Cincinnati's biggest sporting evente-the Bengals, the Cyclones, UC football, Xavier basketball, the Reds and more. Tuesday, 7 pm: Autographed photos of m Krumrie free to the first 500 children who arrive, Center Court, courtesy of CPI Photo. i Wednesday-Sunday: Fashion I shows, sports celebrities, J cheerleaders, drill teams, a f Rollerblades Clinic and more will add up to 10 days of excitement as we kick off Fall at Forest Fair Plus a lot more funl Saturday, 11 and noon: American Sweetheart Beauty Pageants for boys and girls age three and under. Sunday, 2pm: The Blazing Stars Baton and Dance Team, Center Court. Hionday, 10am-9pm: College Football Hall of Fame exhibit, Center Court area. mum Americans At Their Best OPPORTUNITIES GALORE !!! WORK ONE WEEKEND A MONTH AND EARN THOUSANDS FOR: COLLEGE TRAINING CAR INCOME CALL NOW DON'T WAIT!! 761-2937 OR 761-0653 Jborest I w Mall

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