Education Briefs: 11-14-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:24
Otsego hosts choir concert
TONTOGANY - Otsego High School will host "A Choral Extravaganza" Sunday at 3 p.m.
The event will be held in the school's performing arts center.
The Choral Extravaganza will feature six area high school choirs, including Arcadia, Bowling Green, Montpelier, Otsego, Whitmer and Van Buren.
The first half of the presentation will feature each choir performing a selection of their choice. During the second half, the choirs will combine under the direction of Dr. Matthew Armstrong to present three of his original compositions, along with John Rutter's "Gloria" accompanied by brass choir, percussion and organ.
The concert is free and open to the public.

Eastwood teacher art displayed
The University of Toledo Department of Art will open a free exhibition of artwork Friday created by 16 Northwest Ohio art teachers from 12 area high schools. The exhibition highlights the creative accomplishments of these individuals, providing the UT Department of Art the opportunity to celebrate the dynamic role these artists and educators play within our community.
Lauren Smith, Eastwood High School, is among those teachers with work on display.
The exhibition will be held in the UT Center for the Visual Arts, adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art, as part of the University's Art Gallery program. The show will include just about every medium: drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, bookmaking, and more.
An opening reception is planned for Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs to Dec. 14.

Program at Perrysburg discusses gifted children
PERRYSBURG - Dr. James Delisle has taught gifted children and those who work on their behalf for more than 30 years.
Friday, he will given a teacher and parent presentation at the Commodore Auditorium from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15 per person at the door. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
He will speak on "Leaning to Exhale: Meeting the intellectual and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children."
Delisle will review the needs and ways to deal with gifted children both in school and at home.
His newest book, "Dumbing Down America: Reversing the War on Our Nation's Brightest Young Minds" will be published in 2014.

Harvest dinner planned
CUSTAR - St. Louis Parish/School will be hosting a Baked Steak/Chicken Dinner Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the school located on Ohio 281 in Custar.
Carry outs will be available for what organizers are calling a "Fall Harvest Dinner."
All proceeds benefit the Tuition Assistance Fund.

Lake dedicates new class wing
MILLBURY - On Nov. 20, the Lake Local Schools' Board of Education and Administration will dedicate the Joseph Baker Hall in honor of the late Joseph Baker, a 1950 Lake graduate, who left his estate to the school district.
Baker Hall houses the eighth-grade academic wing and this area was completed this past summer by the Spieker Company with architecture provided by The Collaborative, Inc.
A brief ceremony will be conducted followed by tours of the space provided by Lake administration and the public is invited.
The regularly scheduled board meeting will follow at 6 p.m. in the middle school media center.

Illinois class seeks Ohio items
The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary in Aviston, Ill., is learning about the United States and kids in the class think it would be fun to receive postcards, souvenirs, resources or any other information from each of the 50 states.
Items pertaining to Ohio may be mailed to Fourth Grade @ Aviston Elementary, 350 S. Hull St., Aviston, Ill. 62216.

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