William Bick Primary School Principal Matt Wagner asked approval from the Bethel Tate Board of Education to accept a $10,000 grant and the project plan and budget for the Ready Schools Project at the board’s Dec. 9 meeting. According to Wagner, this is the first year the state has offered this grant and Bick Primary is one of only 10 schools to receive it.
Workers at the Donald A. Collins Habilitation Center in Batavia had a rare treat to kick off their annual holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 18, when the youngest member of Team Lachey performed Christmas songs for them.
A new virtual learning program in Clermont County schools makes it cool to be smart. More than 200 gifted students from Felicity-Franklin, Clermont Northeastern, Bethel-Tate and Williamsburg schools are being challenged and receiving more individual attention because of a program implemented by the Clermont County Educational Service Center and a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
Voters in New Richmond will get an opportunity in February to support their fire department and emergency medical personnel when an additional two mill levy appears on the ballot during a special election scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009.
After an executive session of the Bethel-Tate School Board on Tuesday, Dec. 16, the board approved a 2009-2010 staffing plan which includes a reduction of 10 certified, four classified and two administrator positions. Certified positions include teachers, classified positions include aides, custodians, bus drivers and secretaries.
In a special swearing-in ceremony Friday, Dec. 19, Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud took the oath of office. He was reelected to the commissioner seat in the November election. Proud welcomed everyone to the ceremony and introduced State representative and Marine Corps Colonel Danny Bubp.
The economic slump that has the country in it’s grip hasn’t damaged the holiday spirit or affected local agencies that distribute food, gifts and toys to those in need. The demand may have increased but the supply has also increased to meet the needs.
Grandparents in the Bethel Tate School District were treated to a special show featuring Hill Intermediate third, fourth and fifth grade students Friday, Dec. 12. The students, under the direction of Connie Crissman and Marcie Patrick, presented “The Sounds of Children.”
An auction fund-raiser was held to benefit the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown counties Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Live Oaks Vocational School, in Milford. The Literacy Council is a not-for-profit volunteer agency which provides one-on-one reading, writing and spelling education skills to adults in Clermont and Brown counties. Most of the adults who are tutored have lived with reading challenges all of their lives.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred 1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. The crash happened on Woodville Pike, near Rollaway Drive, in Goshen Township.