Caution urged in 14 northeast and eastern Ohio counties
The Ohio Departments of Health (ODH) and Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and local health departments (LHDs) will begin fall oral rabies vaccination (ORV) operations this month in 14 northeast and eastern Ohio counties. Weather permitting, baiting will begin Wednesday, August 20 and will cover 4,158 square miles of the state’s northeastern and eastern border. Bait distribution should be complete by September 19.
Loveland, Ohio - David Knapp begins serving the Loveland School District as the new technology director this August – a direct result of the community’s investment in the district with the passage of the May 6 operating levy, according to the District.
“This is an exciting time to be a Tiger; the community’s partnership with our district provided us the resources to bring a professional to the administrative table who has rich experience in integrating technology into education to enhance instruction,” said Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker. “We are proud of the advancements our teachers have made in this area up to this point, and we are excited Mr. Knapp will be here to provide our staff with the continuing professional development necessary to add structure and consistency to those enhancements so they can be district-wide. We welcome him to our team.”
Knapp earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio University in 2007, and earned his master’s in instructional technology from the University of Nebraska Kearney in 2014. Knapp is currently working to earn his master’s in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati.
He began serving students as a physical science teacher in the Hamilton City School District (2008-present), and in 2012, in addition to his teaching duties, he was named a technology learning consultant for that district. In 2013, Knapp transitioned into a fulltime technology instructional coach role. Knapp has been a featured conference presenter, has worked as an instructional technology consultant for Miami University, and is a Google Education Trainer.
“I could not be happier to be joining the Tiger Family and Loveland community,” said Knapp. “My primary focus will be to work with teachers and the administrative staff to integrate effective, academically sound technology practices in the classroom that optimize student engagement and achievement. I look forward to collaborating, sharing and growing with this outstanding group of professionals as we utilize technology to support and extend the teaching and learning process.”
The Board of Education approved a two-year contract for Knapp at the June 26 Board of Education meeting. Knapp plans to post frequent updates about the district’s technology efforts to his Twitter account @KnappTimeDK.
A Press Release from the Loveland Police Department:
The new school year begins on Wednesday, August 20 for Loveland City Schools and Saint Columban students. To promote safety for both the students and parents in the school district, the Loveland Police Division will be monitoring and enforcing speed violations in all school zones as well as stop sign violations in neighborhoods near the schools.
High visibility patrols will begin August 20, 2014 and continue through the first two weeks of the new school year. The Police Division’s pole mounted radar will also be placed in these school zones to monitor and display vehicle speeds as a reminder to the motoring public.
Each year we have a new crop of inexperienced drivers making their way to Loveland High School. We ask that everyone driving in and around the high school use due caution and have patience as students park and parents and busses drop off other students.
Our desire is to have motorists be courteous, slow down, obey the speed limits and stop signs and keep everyone safe.
Administrator to lead district’s teaching and learning efforts
Loveland, Ohio - The Loveland City School District has hired Dr. Amy Crouse to the senior administrative team. Crouse begins serving the district as the new assistant superintendent of teaching and learning and comes to the district with 21 years of service to students – 17 of those as an administrator.
“This is a time of new possibilities and opportunities for our students to learn and grow academically, and we are confident in Dr. Crouse’s ability to not only continue the excellent programs Loveland offers to our 4,700 students, but to also build innovative avenues that will take all of our students on a path of increased learning,” said Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker. “We welcome her experience and the energy she brings to this role that is vital for the continued development of the district.”
Crouse earned her bachelor degree from Indiana University in elementary education in 1990, her master’s in education administration from the University of Cincinnati (UC) in 1997, and her doctorate of education from UC in 2012, where she served as an adjunct professor in educational leadership in 1998, 2000, and 2010-2014. She began serving students as a teacher in 1993 at schools in Illinois, then North Carolina, before taking an administrative role as an assistant principal for West Clermont Local Schools in Cincinnati (1997) and then principal for that same district (1999). She moved to the Princeton City School District to serve as curriculum coordinator (2004), director of curriculum and instruction (2008) and most recently served that district as associate superintendent (2012-present).
In addition, Crouse has been a featured conference presenter and contributing author to multiple publications.
“I am thrilled to join the Tiger family and continue the longstanding tradition of excellence in education,” said Dr. Crouse. “The Loveland community has gone out of its way to make me feel welcome.”
The Board of Education approved a two-year contract for Dr. Crouse at the June 26 Board of Education meeting. Crouse replaces Kimberly Pietsch Miller, who left to serve as the chief academic officer for the Dublin City School District near Columbus.
Hear straight from Dr. Crouse about why she loves education and what she will bring to our Tiger Family...
Growing the future by teaching children in the gardens.
Granny's Garden School develops, promotes and supports hands-on learning experiences through school-based, garden and nature focused programs to help children experience nature, to feel the satisfaction of growing their own food and to appreciate the simple pleasure of picking a flower. We have three major programs:
The School Garden Program in Loveland, OH: We provide a curriculum-related (state standards aligned) education program using more than 100 vegetable gardens, lots of flower gardens and a nature trail to Loveland's 1,400 first - fourth grade students.
Schoolyard Nature Network: We assist others with developing their own school garden programs by establishing a foundation of financial, in-kind and training resources to sustain school garden programs.
**** Between Loveland Madeira Rd. & Little Miami River****
IN SYMMES TOWNSHIP
Theodore B. Hubbard, the Hamilton County Engineer, would like to announce the closing of Hopewell Road, between Loveland Madeira Rd. & Little Miami River for three (3) hours, on Monday, August 18, 2014, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon (weather permitting).
This closure will allow Queen City Blacktop to plan pavement at the railroad tracks.
There will be no posted detour. Suggested Detour: Loveland Madeira Road to I-275 to Wards Corner to Branch Hill Guinea to Branch Hill Loveland Rd. to Bridge St.
Please direct problems/questons to Matt Yunger 513-946-8420. Do not respond to this email.
Your participation in the Komen Greater Cincinnati Race for the Cure® will help support breast cancer early detection, effective treatments, and the medical research to one day find a cure. Wouldn't that be outstanding?
Register and raise $50 online by August 29, 2014 and you will be recognized with an exclusive Susan G. Komen® pedometer. Want to be eligible for even more cool Susan G. Komen gear? Keep pushing to raise $250 by September 5, 2014 and you will earn a limited edition jacket that you can wear in pride while you are out in your community. What a great way to show off your commitment to find a cure!