Written by Tammy Walro
July 30, 2008
Owens Community College will hold Rapid Registration Week Aug. 4 to 9. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 18.
For added convenience, the college will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday Aug. 4 to 7. Additionally, students may register from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 and from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 9.
Individuals attending Rapid Registration Week will have the opportunity to learn about Owens’ many academic program offerings, receive academic advising, complete electronic financial aid, learn about deferred payment plans, and select their classes in a convenient and timely manner from the college’s staff representatives.
For more information or to obtain a schedule of courses for the fall term, call at 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7777, or visit www.owens.edu.
Clay-Genoa High School reunion
Anyone who attended or served in any capacity in the old Genoa High School on Fourth Street in Genoa from 1928 through 1965 is invited to attend the annual Clay-Genoa High School Reunion Aug. 2 at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 SR 590 in Gibsonburg.
A full meal will be served family-style at a cost of $17.50 per person. Those who have attended before should have received information by now. Those who haven’t been contacted and would like to attend should cal Lenore Harmeyer at 419-855-7111.
Equestrian program in need of horses
Tiffin University’s Equestrian Team is in need of additional horses to meet the growing demand of its student-athletes, as well as the general public.
“Our student-athletes are ready for more advanced horses. Specifically we need a horse that can teach or kids how to jump, a horse trained to level three in dressage, and a seasoned, sound reining horse,” said assistant coach Claire Johansen.
The TU Equestrian Team made history during fall semester 2007 when it competed in its first Intercollegiate Horse Association (IHSA) meet. TU is a member of Zone 6, Region 3, which also includes The Ohio State University, Kent State University, Denison University, College of Wooster, Kenyon College, University of Akron, Oberlin College, Lake Erie College and Ohio University.
Tiffin University is offering equestrian team scholarships to eligible students. Along with offering scholarships, the university absorbs all costs related to showing at the college level including semi-private and group lessons, entry fees, travel accommodations, food allowances and all membership fees associated with IHSA. The only expense to the student is purchasing show attire. TU currently has a varsity IHSA Hunt Seat and Western Team and is currently recruiting students for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 team. For more information, call Jill Earl at 419-448-3264 or visit www.tiffin.edu.
Photovoltaic installation program
Owens Community College’s Workforce and Community Services will offer the region’s only Photovoltaic Installation Training program Aug. 4-8. This marks the first time that Owens is offering the photovoltaic program during the Summer Semester.
The classes will be held daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood.
Those attending the five-day training program will receive instruction within the areas of electricity and photovoltaic systems and theory. Course content includes system sizing and construction, codes and standards, battery safety, interconnection safety, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Installation practices related to project management, adapting mechanical and electrical design, and system commissioning are also highlighted.
In addition, the hands-on course will include the design and installation of a grid-tied photovoltaic system and continued maintenance on an existing system at the College’s Workforce and Community Services.
Students successfully completing the program will qualify to test for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioner (NABCEP) PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge program. With additional work experience students will qualify to take the national certification test as a photovoltaic system installer.
For more information or to register for the program, call 567-661-7357 or 1 800 GO OWENS, Ext. 7357.
School Uniform Office open
Toledo Public Schools Uniform Office is open in preparation for the 2008-09 school year. The office staff works to provide financial assistance to TPS families who meet specific eligibility guidelines to receive free school uniforms for their students.
Parents and guardians of registered TPS students in grades kindergarten through eight may apply for free school uniforms at the Uniform Office, located at 443 E. Manhattan Blvd.
Financial assistance will be provided to families who complete the application process and meet established eligibility requirements, which include:
• Applicants must show a photo identification
• Proof of household income received during the last 30 days prior to applying for assistance.
• If applicable, proof of enrollment in WIC, food stamps, Medicaid, OWF, SSA/SSI or Publicly Funded Daycare, indicating current date of approval.
• Proof of legal guardianship of TPS students eligible for uniforms, if applicable.
Applications will be accepted and processed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the school uniform program, call the Uniform Office at 419-244-3636. All kindergarten through eighth-grade students are required to wear uniforms. TPS high school students are required to follow the district’s dress code. The policies are enforced starting the first day of school, which is Tuesday, Aug. 26.
The Uniform Office will remain open through Oct. 31. After that date, TPS parents who need financial assistance for uniforms may apply at the Board of Education, 420 E. Manhattan, room 112.
Penta Pit Stop
All students who will be attending Penta Career Center this fall are asked to attend a “Penta Pit Stop” registration July 31 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the current Penta campus, located on 30095 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township.
At the event, students will order uniforms, turn in registration forms, take yearbook and school identification photos and gather important information for the upcoming school year.
Students and parents can arrive at any time during the designated hours. The process may take between one and two hours.
For more information, call 419-666-1120.
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