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With the recent “acquisition” of Genoa Area Schools as its newest client, the TNT Mentoring Program is now serving all six schools located in Ottawa County – Genoa, Benton-Carroll-Salem, Danbury, Port Clinton, Woodmore and Put-in-Bay. 

TNT, which stands for `Til Next Time, has steadily moved, with the help of Ottawa County’s United Way chapter, from one school to the next since starting in Oak Harbor four years ago under the direction of Judy Peters and Judge Kathleen Giesler.  The program is currently serving more than 250 students, and that number is expected to reach 325 now that Genoa has been added to the mix. 

Each year, the Jefferson Awards Foundation trains thousands of young people to become service leaders, preparing them for college and career success. 

The Lake High School Students in Action team was honored as the top team in the country at the 45th Jefferson Awards National Ceremony held June 21-23 in Washington, D.C.

The Lake team first sprang into action in the wake of tragedy serving their school and community following a tornado in 2010. They have been serving their community ever since.

According to the Foundation, the Lake team initially didn't want to compete this year - they didn't feel like they had done enough. When a local eighth-grader took her own life, they organized the “You’re Knot Alone” project to spread awareness about suicide and mental health – saving the lives of six of their peers.  When a beloved faculty member was diagnosed with cancer, they raised $12,000 to pay off her home, and handed out 3,000 cancer screening reminder cards across their community to promote early detection and prevention.  They also organized a hair donation drive and a hunger prevention drive that helped feed hundreds of families.

Genoa hosting G-Tech Summit

Genoa Schools is hosting its first G-Tech Summit on Aug. 8 from 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the High School/Middle School.

The G-Tech Summit provides educators from all over Ohio the opportunity to learn, share, and collaborate about the integration and use of technology in education.  More than 30 sessions are being offered by teachers, administrators and tech leaders about new technology tools, resources, and the impact technology can have on our students’ education and future learning.

More than 100 educators from all over Ohio are scheduled to attend.  All educators are welcome to attend and can register at sites.google.com/genoaschools.com/g-techsummit.

 

Penta registration

Registration is under way for full- and part-time programs at Penta Career Center, Adult & Continuing Education.

Korea

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