Owens offering ACT prep course in March
Owens Community College will offer a program titled “Building Confidence with ACT Prep” Monday evenings March 2-23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the college’s Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood.
During each of the four sessions, students will be tutored in all five sections of the ACT test. The actual ACT is comprised of one test in each of the following areas: English, math, reading, science reasoning and writing. In addition to being tutored in these areas through one-on-one teaching, students will learn traditional testing strategies, such as how to take a timed test and how to find the elusive answer to a difficult question.
In addition to offering the ACT preparation class, Owens serves as a host site for the national ACT test. The next testing date after the ACT preparation class is Apr. 4. Prior registration through the ACT organization is required.
Registration for the ACT preparation class must be completed by Feb. 25. Limited seating is available and early registration is recommended.
For more information, or to register, call 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.
Financial aid workshop
Bowling Green State University's Office of Student Financial Aid is teaming with the Wood County District Public Library to present a free workshop on college financial aid, “Financial Aid 101,” Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the library, 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green.
Financial aid specialists will discuss and answer questions about filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the types of aid, including grants, loans, scholarships and employment. They will also provide information on finding and applying for scholarships.
The workshop gives anyone considering college-high school juniors and seniors and their parents, returning students and adult learners-an opportunity to explore a variety of ways to finance an education.
Boiler Operator’s Course offered
The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra Community College will offer a High Pressure Boiler Operator’s Course Mondays and Wednesdays for 25 sessions beginning March 2. The class, with instructor Dale Dumond, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.
Included in the course will be instruction in preparation for the High Pressure Boiler Operator’s Examination. Major topics include boiler care and practices of operation, methods of firing, boiler feed water supply, boiler auxiliaries, boiler line valves and piping arrangements.
The cost of this course is $859. For more information or to register, contact Marsha Thiessen at 419-559-2255.
Kindergarten screenings set
Genoa Area Local Schools will hold kindergarten registration and screenings April 1, 2 and 3 at Brunner Elementary School.
All parent information and registration forms will be given out at the screening sessions.
To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2009. All kindergarten students must be screened and registered to begin the school year in the fall.
Call Brunner after March 1 at 419-855-8373 to set up an appointment.
Woodmore sets kindergarten screenings
Woodmore Schools will hold registration and screening for kindergarten students for the 2009-10 school year April 15, 16 and 17 at Woodmore Elementary School, 708 W. Main St., Woodville.
A child who is 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2009 is eligible for kindergarten this coming school year.
Parents/guardians are asked to call the school office at 419-849-2382, ext. 203, between March 23 and April 3 to make an appointment. Appointment times will be offered at 8 and 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Registrations and screenings will be conducted by appointment only. The process will take 60 to 90 minutes.
B-C-S Kindergarten Round-Up
Benton-Carroll-Salem will host kindergarten screening and orientation for all preschoolers who plan to attend school during the 2007/08 school year. The schedule is as follows:
Carroll Elementary (419-898-6215). Orientation - April 12, 6:15-7 p.m.; Screening - April 16, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Graytown (419-862-2082). Orientation - April 11, 6-7 p.m.; Screening - April 13, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
RC Waters (419-898-6219). Orientation - April 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Screening - April 17 and 18, 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Rocky Ridge (419-898-6218), Orientation - April 10, 6-7 p.m.; Screening - April 12, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Call the office of the school that your child will attend March 12-23 to schedule a screening appointment. The office will be closed during the week of March 26-30 for spring break.
Spring kindergarten screening will assess vision, hearing, speech, language and motor development. Children should dress in comfortable clothes, including tennis shoes if possible, since some of the testing requires movement.
Giant garage sale
Clay High School Academic Boosters Club will hold a Giant Garage Sale March 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Clay High School cafeteria.
Donation of clothes, household items, etc., accepted March 6, 4-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit academic awards.
Band concert set
Eastwood 6th and 7th grade bands will perform Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eastwood High School Auditorium.
Small business basics
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
Seminar participants will learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.
Seminars will be offered
March 4 - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
March 25 – 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Terra Community College (Building B, Room 101), 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.
The seminars are free and open to the public. To register or obtain more information, call Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra Community College, toll-free 800-826-2431 or e-mail
Northwood vs. 13abc All Stars
Northwood Schools staff members will take on the 13abc All Stars for a game of hoops March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Northwood High School.
Before the game, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., a soup and salad dinner will be served. The menu will include a choice of two soups, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage.
Tickets are $5 for the game only, $6 for adults for the meal only and $4 for children 8 and under for the meal only. Combo tickets (meal and game) are $10 for adults and $8 for children. All tickets will be sold at the door.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwood High School After Prom and Junior Class Prom Committee. For more information, call Kathy Wegman at 419-698-4059, Diane Cordell at 419-205-1591 or the high school office at 419-691-4651.
Habegger appointed to Owens board
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has appointed David Habegger, of Oregon, to the Owens Community College Board of Trustees. Habegger will serve a six-year term on the College’s Board of Trustees ending in 2014.
“David Habegger brings a distinguished career and a wealth of experience in education to Owens Community College, which is invaluable as we look to open new doors to higher education for area residents throughout the surrounding region,” said Christa Adams, Ph.D., president of Owens Community College. “We welcome Mr. Habegger to Owens Community College and are very fortunate to have his dedication and leadership on our Board of Trustees.”
Since 1996, Habegger has served as a guidance counselor at Clay High School in Oregon. During his 36-year tenure as an educator, Habegger has also held positions as the school’s Industrial Technology Teacher, Drug Counselor/Program Coordinator, Attendance Director and Scholarship Coordinator. His professional and community involvement includes serving as president of the Oregon City Federation of Teachers, as well as legislative chairperson and retirement chairperson for the Ohio Federation of Teachers. Additionally, he has held board-level membership on the Ohio Federation of Teachers Executive Committee.
In 2008, Habegger was inducted into the Ohio High School Coaches Association “Ohio Hall of Fame” for his service and dedication to high school volleyball. He served as the head volleyball coach at Clay High School from 1979-2002 where he compiled a 420-150 overall record, which included 12 league championships.
In addition, Habegger has served as a District 7 Volleyball Coaches trustee and vice president. For the past five years, he served as the varsity assistant volleyball coach at Cardinal Stritch High School.
In addition to Habegger, Owens Board of Trustees members include John G. Ault of Perrysburg, Allan J. Libbe of Perrysburg, Dr. Ronald A. McMaster of Perrysburg, R J Molter of Woodville, John C. Moore of Holland, H. Richard Rowe of Findlay and Dee Talmage of Toledo.
Congressional Art Contest announced
U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-5th District) has announced the 2009 Congressional Art Competition, open to all high school students who reside in the Fifth Congressional District.
“The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent chance for high school students across our great nation to showcase their artistic ability, and I look forward to seeing the great artistic talent students in the Fifth District possess,” Latta said.
Artwork will hang in the Capitol for the entire year of the exhibition. Congressman Latta’s three district offices will accept artwork between April 27 and May 9.
Artwork categories are as follows:
• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
• Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers;
• Collage: must be two-dimensional;
• Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints;
• Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.;
• Computer-generated art;
For more information, visit http://latta.house.gov or call Latta’s Defiance office at 419-782-1996.
Nominees sought for hall of fame
The Woodmore Academic Boosters are seeking nominees for the Woodmore Academic Hall of Fame/Distinguished Alumni Award.
Candidates must be graduates of Woodmore High School who have distinguished themselves in some way to have brought credit, honor and recognition to Woodmore Schools through their achievements. Nominees must have graduated at least 10 years before their election.
The boosters plan to induct no more than two candidates this year. Inductees will be honored at the annual Woodmore Academic Honors Banquet in May. Plaques featuring the inductees’ photo and a brief description of his/her accomplishments will be placed on the Academic Wall of Fame at Woodmore High School and will also be presented to the inductees.
Nomination forms are available at www.woodmore.k12.oh.us (click on “boosters”) or at the Woodville Branch Library, the Harris-Elmore Public Library and at Woodmore High School. Completed forms must be returned to Bob Eickel, Box 193, Elmore, OH 43616 by March 1.