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Regional round-up

September 25, 2012
The Herald-Star

Edison homecoming

game, party set

HAMMONDSVILLE - The Edison High School choir is inviting former Jefferson Union and Springfield high school alumni to sing their respective alma maters during Edison's homecoming game beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Those interested in performing are invited to rehearsal beginning at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the choir room - the former band room - behind the mural. The performance will take place during pre-game activities, which also includes a tailgate party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Edison High School Soccer Field parking lot. All are welcome to attend. For information, call Dani Carroll at (740) 765-4313.

Wintersville Police to

host drug take back

WINTERSVILLE - Village Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold a drug take back from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Riesbeck's.

The public is invited to bring in potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to the store.

"It gives people a safe place to get rid of unwanted prescription medicine with no questions asked," said Village Police Patrolman Art Fowler.

This is the third time the police department has hosted a drug take-back program. He said the last time it was conducted in April and about 100 people brought in unwanted medication.

Reading, math expert

to speak at Brooke

WELLSBURG - A nationally known expert on reading and math education will speak from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at Brooke High School.

Malbert Smith, president and founder of MetaMetrics, an educational measurement and research organization, will discuss the Lexile and Quartile methods for measuring reading and math during the free programs, which are open to area educators and interested parents.

Smith developed approaches for evaluating children's reading and mathematical ability that have been adopted in 48 states, and MetaMetrics has contracts with 20 state departments of education.

Seating will be limited, so reservations should be made by contacting Dolly Kidd, Brooke County Schools curriculum specialist and reading coach, no later than Oct. 3 at dkidd@access.k12.wv.us.

Excellence schools includes EGCC

STEUBENVILLE - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has listed Eastern Gateway Community College as an Ohio Principles of Excellence School.

EGCC is the only community college in Eastern Ohio to make the list, according to officials.

Earlier this year, the 2012 Guide To Military Friendly Schools in the GI Jobs magazine listed EGCC as being friendly to veterans.

Data elements to be included on the model format include:

How much the academic year will cost, including the estimated cost of attendance, tuition and required fees, housing and meals (for on-campus residents), living expenses (for off-campus residents), books and supplies, transportation and other educational expenses.

Total funds the student receives from grants and scholarships, including grants from the postsecondary institution, Federal Pell Grants, grants from states and other scholarships.

Net cost after grants (cost of attendance minus the total amount of grants and scholarships).

Veterans interested in pursuing higher education can call EGCC's admissions department at (800) 68-COLLEGE, extension 212.

 
 

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