Education Briefs: 08-13-11

Perrysburg H.S. holds open house to mark 10th anniversary
PERRYSBURG – Perrysburg High School is inviting all members of the public to its open house from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. on Thursday, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the building’s opening.
Visitors may tour the facility and enjoy cake in the Commons. The refreshments are being provided by
Parents Helping Students/Staff, which is the high school’s parent-teacher organization.
Rhonda Tomase, president of Parents Helping Students/Staff, said: "Our high school looks undeniably
great for having been built a decade ago, and we appreciate all the care, effort and community support
that’s kept it so well-maintained after all these years."
Author will be at NDA to talk about girls and the cyberworld
Growing up is proving to be extremely stressful for this generation of girls. For parents, understanding
their daughter in the real and cyberworld can be just as stressful and confusing. Allyson Bowen,
LISW-CP, author of "Livin’ Out Loud: Today’s Girls and Technology" and "Mean Girls: 100
¬? Creative Strategies and Activities for Working with Relational Aggression," can provide valuable
insights that will challenge and motivate parents to make positive changes within their families.
Parents of "tweens" and teens are invited to hear Bowen on Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Notre Dame
Academy in the Performing Arts Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Parents will learn cyberworld dynamics including cyber language, understand their daughter in the real
world and cyberworld, gain insights into girl world dynamics and relationships, and explore tips for
staying techno-savvy and so much more.
Bowen is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice and co-owner and director of Turning Point
Counseling in South Carolina.
Boyk is scholarship winner
Megan Boyk, a graduate of Eastwood High School, has been awarded a Cargill Community Scholarship.
The daughter of David and Darla Boyk, she plans to attend John Carroll University in Cleveland, where she
will be pre-med with a major in biology. She will also be in an honor and leadership program that the
university offers. Her goal is to become an epidemiologist.
The Cargill Community Scholarship is awarded each year to 350 students living in communities where
Cargill operates; Cargill owns 50 percent of North Star BlueScope Steel in Delta. The National FFA
administers this program on behalf of Cargill and winners are selected based on academic achievement and
leadership in school and community activities.
Boyk will receive the $1,000 scholarship for this school year; in addition, her high school will receive
$200 from Cargill for its library.
Lourdes adds MS in nursing
Beginning this semester, Lourdes University in Sylvania will offer a master of science in nursing: nurse
anesthesia program (MSN: NAP).
Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Lourdes’ MSN:NAP
will be the only program of its kind in Northwest Ohio. Upon completion of the program, graduates will
be fully prepared to take the national certification exam in order to become certified and practice as a
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Calendar for Tuesday
Otsego Board of Education, 6 p.m., middle school library.
Elmwood Board of Education special meeting, 7 p.m., auditeria.