Frances Strickland is working to make a positive difference in the lives of Ohio’s families. Welcomed by many representatives of those county service agencies, including Child Focus, Inc. and Mental Health and Recovery Board, Frances Strickland visited the Clermont County April 11.
The Clermont County administrative and service offices have collected food and donated them to the Batavia YWCA. The eight barrels that were placed in county offices during the week of March 17-21 were completely filled by county workers; a total of eight barrels filled with food were delivered to the YWCA by Clermont Community Services April 11.
Clermont Community Services held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new James Sauls Homeless Shelter April 14. It took many county agencies, with more of a united grassroots approach to the project, and many community members and leaders to secure the land and the funding needed to make the new homeless shelter now become reality. The new James Sauls Homeless Shelter, which will be built directly behind the old Batavia Township Trustee building/Central Joint Fire Department on Old St. Rt. 32, was leased out to CCS by the Batavia Township trustees in January of this year.
The students at Willowville Elementary School in Union Township paused to honor fallen soldier Matt Maupin with an afternoon assembly April 9. Surrounded by the school’s staff, who were wearing red, white, and blue T-shirts with Maupin commemorative stickers, the elementary students at Willowville were only one of the many student bodies in the West Clermont School District who honored Maupin on April 9, the day that Union Township native Matt Maupin was captured in Iraq in 2004.
Parents can register children for kindergarten in the Felicity-Franklin schools Tuesday, April 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Elementary Library or 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Elementary School Cafetorium.
Do you live in another school district but want your children to attend Felicity-Franklin Schools? Enable your children to attend and excel academically at a school district designated Effective on the Ohio Department of Education’s Local Report Card for the last six years.
The Eastgate Bigg’s will donate 5 percent of it’s total sales on Friday, April 11 to the Matt Maupin Scholarship Fund. Bigg’s, located at 4450 Eastgate Boulevard, is donating a percentage of Friday’s proceeds as a way to honor the courage and heroism of Army Staff Sergeant Matt Maupin, said Bigg’s Director of Marketing and Advertising for Brandi Smith.
The Clermont Northeastern School District is determining how best to proceed with replacing one of it’s oldest schools. A citizen’s advisory committee was formed 16 months ago after the district received the state’s assessment on the school facilities, which was not favorable.
Batavia Elementary School offers an After School Program for students in grades 1-4. The more than 21 hour-long classes, which are offered twice a year, meet once a week for five weeks. The program is completely volunteer-based.
Clermont Northeastern High School senior Kelly Dorsey is in the running to become Ohio’s Homecoming Queen. Dorsey, 18, was invited, qualified, and recently selected as a finalist to compete in the annual state Homecoming Queen contest after taking home the honor (and the crown) at Clermont Northeastern High School last fall.