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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Friday, September 27, 1991
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4 EXTFfAEast THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Friday. September 27, 1991 SCHOOLS Lunches -Boys receiving second chance Altercrest teachers give structure to lives of troubled teens Here are the elementary school lunch menus for the week of Sept. 30. Some menus were not available as of press time. CINCINNATI Monday: sausage pizza or peanut butter and jelly sandwich, seasoned zucchini, apple juice, milk. Tuesday: chili soup, crackers, fruit cocktail, milk. Wednesday: turkey sandwich, salad, fruit juice sherbet, milk. Thursday: coney island, vegetable soup, crackers, peaches, milk. Friday: scrambled eggs with cheese, trench fries, biscuit, pineapple juice, milk. GOSHEN Monday: pizza, green beans, carrot sticks, chilled peaches, milk. Tuesday: hot chicken sandwich, potato rounds, cole slaw, frosted yellow cake, milk. Wednesday: chili special, tossed salad, gelatin with pineapple, hot roll with butter, milk. Thursday: burrito with meat sauce or lunch meat sandwich, french fried potatoes, celery sticks, diced pears, milk. Friday: pizza or hot ham and cheese sandwich, baked beans, corn, sher-bert cup, milk. L,J j. 1 r Dr. Wolterman Wishes a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Patients y i. '. ' k-r $h Br MY ; v J ';"--- I inn limn ii-i i nn, .Mll..l,-.,., iir , , m ,1X1,, , BY STEPHAN1A H. DAVIS The Cincinnati Enquirer A year ago, 16-year-old Tony was getting into fights every day with other students at his Cleveland high school. He was eventually expelled, and was on his way through the juvenile detention system. But this year, Tony got another chance to turn his life and education around at Altercrest, a residential facility in Anderson Township that has an on-site school for boys 12-18 years old who are diagnosed with severe behavior handicap (SBH). The facility is a subsidiary of St. Joseph's Orphanage, begun by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 1977. Since 1980, Altercrest, through a joint agreement with the Cincinnati Public Schools, has provided the residents with a mini-high school, offering math, English, science, social studies and gym. The board provides two teachers and two aides, while the archdiocese employs one teacher and aide. Rick Santoro, one of two teachers who started classes at Altercrest, said the program has grown from six residents in 1980 to 19 this year. "When we first started we didn't know what we were doing," he said. "We were confused and so were the boys. Now everything is very structured, and the boys know what we expect of them." This past spring, Altercrest also began a day program with three students from the Cincinnati Public Schools who go home each night. do much better." All the teachers say the support they give each other helps lessen daily stress. "No one is the big boss around here," said Debra Rice, a teaching assistant. "We all share the duties and administrative work so that one person is not carrying a bigger load. We pool our talents together to help the kids get their lives back on track." Bill, a resident for 11 months, says they are succeeding. The 17-year-old was expelled from Bridgetown Junior High School for fighting, sleeping during class and drug abuse. Now he plans to finish high school and is being considered for a return to the mainstream. "Without a diploma, you can't do squat," he said. "I've learned here there are better ways to spend my time other than menacing people and hurting myself. The teachers here are really special." Santoro said about half the students eventually return home and attend regular schools, while others end up in jail or return to Altercrest after unsuccessful main-streaming. "But I don't see that as a failure," he said. "We really can't fix any of them. But if we can teach them and give them a good relationship in their lives, then that's enough. After all, we only see them for nine months." Tony, who may be main-streamed out to Withrow High School next year, said he's glad he was placed at Altercrest. "It's better than where I could be, I guess," he said. ANDREW FOUSS MIKE BRINSON BOBBY ANN FERRIS KATIE BERTER MELLISSA SMITH JAMI ATKINS BILLY HAMMONS EUGENE KIM BRIAN STORCK TERESA BIRD ERICDOWDNEY GREGORY SNYDER JACQUELINE KNAUSE DEBBIE RODGERS RACHEL CURFMAN SARA BURNS HEIDI BEHYMER MICHELLE BROTHERTON VERNON BROSE.JR SUSAN GIRBERT ERIN BROOKS BOBBY HAINES TRACEYCAUDILL KACEY ROBERTS ANGELA KLAHS LEAH K0SS MICHELLE WHITESIH LAUREN PIENING DENISENEU SARAH DAY CHERYL RUSSELL MINDY DUNCAN The Cincinnati EnquirerJim Callaway Original Altercrest teacher Rick Santoro discusses what he has learned about approaching behaviorally-handicapped students. They are placed in the program after being removed from in-school SBH classes. Wayne Harner, the other inaugural teacher, said some of the boys have been taken out of mainstream schools because of behavior offenses such as assault or criminal menacing, while others have been physically abused and removed from their families. He said they are placed at Altercrest by state agencies, including the state or county welfare departments, the Department of Youth Services, Catholic Social Services and juvenile court. "But no matter how they come, once they're here, our job is to pick them up wherever they are and take them as far as they can go," he said. "And some days are good and some are not so good." Sandy Schwering, Altercrest English teacher, said she was appalled at what some of the boys had done to end up at Altercrest. "I was scared and intimidated, it's that kind of situation," she said. "The kids have occasional flare-ups, but if you clearly communicate with them, they tend to Annual Yarn Sale I Rapt 93 thru Oct. 5 -prH. Violations easy to fix, Forest Hills officials say BY STEPHANIA H. DAVIS The Cincinnati Enquirer The Forest Hills Local School District has begun correcting violations pointed out in an evaluation by the state Department of Education this spring. The district announced the findings at the Sept. 16 school board meeting. The state evaluator visited the district April 30 through May 23, observing classes, reviewing reports, and conducting interviews. The evaluation checked the district's compliance with the state's minimum standards for elementary and secondary schools. Superintendent Ed Hoffer said that while the report noted two violations, it praised the district's library system, parent participation and use of volunteers. Jerry Chance, assistant superintendent, said lesson plans for business, foreign language and math classes at Anderson High School and home arts, math and social studies at Turpin High School were not based on the state-mandated course of study. "All we have to do is talk with teachers to make sure the lesson plans correlate and have them maintained by the principals," Chance said. "It will be easy to correct that situation." Also, Chance said, the evaluator did not like the way the district documented pupil performance objectives. "But our contact in Columbus said as long as they are done and assessed, we are in compliance," he said. "Whether the evaluator liked the way we did it or not is irrelevant. So that's easy to take care of as well." Chance said the violations do not take away from the overall positive tone of the report. "Obviously we'd like to be in total compliance, but if not and we can correct it, then that's fine too," he said. Focus on students Boards transportation director and adoption of permanent appropriations for the 1991-92 fiscal year. MILFORD Schools across the area have been asked to nominate "Students of the Week" to appear Fridays in Enquirer EXTRA. The students were selected (or a variety of reasons. NAME: Amanda K. Bur- At its Sept. 19 meeting, the school board extended Treasurer Julia Toth's contract through Dec. 31, 1995. Board member Ric Van Lieu said the Business Advisory Council is continuing to survey Milford business owners on the preparedness of Milford EARANCE High School graduates. man. SCHOOL: Miami Elementary. GRADE: 2. PARENTS: Mr. and Mrs. Stan Spicer. COMMUNITY: Mil-ford. ACCOMPLISH LE superintendent Loren rete wuson recognized Miami Elementary and Donnelley Directory for winning the Ohio School Volunteer Partnership Award for the large district category (more than BATAVIA At its meeting Sept. 16, the school board issued supplemental contracts for cross-country and assistant volleyball coaches at both the junior high and high schools. Nine class sponsors each will be paid $200 for their work during the 1991-92 school year. The board hired 29 substitute personnel for the 1991-92 school year including four substitute bus drivers. CLERMONT NORTHEASTERN At its meeting Monday, the school board ratified a three-year master contract with Teamsters Local 100, which represents about 40 bus drivers, custodians, mechanics and maintenance workers. The contract is retroactive to July 1, 1990. Wages will be tied to whatever changes the Clermont Northeastern Education Association negotiates. FOREST HILLS The board will meet Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Judd Meeting Room, 7550 Forest Road. GOSHEN The school board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the board office, 6785 Goshen Road. Action likely will include appointment of a fc.r. Li ml 5,000 students.) Carol Dockery, career-education coordinator for Miami Elementary School, said her school s part' Model 16LTH with 44" mower. nership team was one of seven statewide winners in its category. 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