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SCHOOL NOTES McAuley High School » McAuley High School’s eighth annual mattress sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at McAuley, 6000 Oakwood Ave. in College Hill. Brand new, name-brand, top quality mattress sets will full manufacturer warranties will be sold. All sizes, adjustable bases, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Profits from every sale directly benefit McAuley’s Mom & Dad’s Club. For additional information, contact dharbin65@yahoo.com. » McAuley High School will present its fall play, Beverly Cleary’s “Ramona Quimby,” Oct. 20-22. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Tickets for the shows are $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and $5 for children under 10. Tickets can be bought at www.mcacin.booktix.com or at the door. On Sunday, Oct. 22, children and parents are invited to Ramona Quimby’s Halloween Party at 12:45 p.m., right before the 2 p.m. show. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and there will be Halloween treats and activities with the cast members. Tickets for the Halloween party are $5 for adults and $10 for children. A special package deal is offered for those who buy tickets to the Halloween party and the Oct. 22 show. Tickets for the show and the party can be bought for $12 total (adults and kids). Tickets for the party must be bought ahead of time at www.mcacin.booktix.com. » McAuley High School seniors Lindsay Cook and Nora Honkomp have been named Commended Students in the

Dads at South Elementary walk their children to school. PROVIDED/MISSY KNIGHT

2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Lindsay and Nora are two of the 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Mount Healthy schools » More than 150 fathers walked with their children as they paraded from the board office to Mount Healthy South El-

ementary School to celebrate National Fathers Walk Your Child to School Day. They were escorted by Mount Healthy drumline band, Mount Healthy Cheerleaders, South elementary principal, Yzvetta Macon, and a host of staff. Mothers, other students, formed a tunnel and lined the entrance into the building applauding and cheering the fathers and students. Inside the gymnasium, families packed the bleachers and lined the walls to hear from the Mount Healthy Marching Band play for the celebration, and the cheerleaders performed spirited cheers to rejoice in this experience. Superintendent Dr. Reva Cosby was on hand to welcome fathers and students to the festivities. Families listened as Mrs.

Macon, Reverend Charles King Jr. Brad Johnson, Dean of Students, and Tom Hill, Jr/Sr High School Principal, spoke of the importance of having dads in their children’s lives as well as the joy and success both they and their children experience from the inclusion. Macon even had her father there as well as her husband to support her message. Fathers and their children continued the celebration with breakfast sponsored by South Parent Teacher Organization with President Lakeisha Robinson.

Winton Woods schools » Fairfield Hospital has supported Winton Woods City Schools with a variety of services for almost six years. This community partnership has provided students with free

health checks, a sideline physician at our varsity home football games, and numerous other services to ensure our students are healthy, safe and can perform at their best. It was all this, and more, that led to Mercy Health receiving the district’s Community Spirit Award at the Aug. 28 board of education meeting. “I’ve had several meetings with Mercy Fairfield Chief Executive Officer Tom Urban, and I can tell you he has a genuine care for our students,” said Superintendent Anthony G. Smith. “As president and CEO, Mr. Urban makes it a point to participate in meetings with the school district. Each year, Mr. Urban continues to outdo himself by providing for our students in a See SCHOOL NOTES, Page 6A

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