Open enrollment

Open enrollment
McDONALD -- The McDonald Board of Education is accepting applications for open-enrollment pupils for the 2003-04 school year through May 1.
A policy recently adopted by the board allows any area students to attend McDonald's elementary or high school tuition-free. The number of pupils accepted at each grade level is limited. Anyone interested should apply as soon as possible. For more information, please call the board office at (330) 530-8051, prompt No. 3.
Community school
YOUNGSTOWN -- Applications for 2003-04 school year enrollment for the Youngstown Community School at 50 Essex St. will be taken from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to noonFriday . Pupils must live in Youngstown and will be selected by a lottery process. Call (330) 746-2240 for more information.
For Head Start parents
YOUNGSTOWN -- A free Mother Goose Early Learning Program on literacy for Head Start parents will be presented from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the gymnasium of the Mill Creek Community Center, 496 Glenwood Ave.
The program will help parents assist their children with reading. It is presented by the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and the Youngstown Area Community Action Council Head Start Program. To register, call Lisa Beckinger at (330) 747-7921 Extension 1156 or Marilyn Berlekamp at Extension 1174.
All-City Science Day
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown School District All-City Science Day will be Feb. 22 in the Chestnut Room at Kilcawley Student Center at Youngstown State University.
Competition is for grades five through 12 in the areas of life science, environmental science, technology, mathematics and physical science. Awards will be presented to the top three achievers in elementary, junior high and senior high school divisions, and superior projects advance to regional competition.
Project setup will be from 8 to 9 a.m. with judging from 9 to noon. Public viewing will follow until 12:30 p.m., when the awards ceremony will take place. For information, call Cathy Constance, (330) 744-8547.
Health conference
CLEVELAND -- A "Meaningful Dialogue: Communicating About Muslin Culture and Health" conference for health care students and professionals will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 in Room 364 at the university center of Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave.
Featured speakers will be Tayyibah Taylor, editor-in-chief of Azizah magazine, and Dr. Nabeel Sarhill, a resident in the department of internal medicine at St. Vincent charity hospital.
Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Cost for continuing education units or social work clock hours is $35. For more information, call (216) 687-3567 or visit
8th-grade registration
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Kennedy Catholic High School will hold registration for current eighth-graders interested in enrolling in ninth grade for the 2003-04 school year from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the school, 2120 Freeway. Call (724) 346-5531 for more information.
Ready for kindergarten
CORTLAND -- Maplewood Local Schools kindergarten registration will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 and 26, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 and 27 in the offices of Maplewood North Elementary School at 1699 Kinsman Road N.E. in North Bloomfield and in the offices of Maplewood East Elementary School at 4174 Greenville Road N.E. in Cortland.
To be eligible, a child must be 5 by Aug. 1 and bring immunization record, birth certificate, Social Security number and copy of custody papers if applicable.
For further information, call Maplewood East at (330) 924-2431 or Maplewood North at (330) 583-2633.
Robotics contest
CLEVELAND -- Four area high school teams are among more than 60 from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and West Virginia who will compete in the second annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Buckeye Regional robotics competition in March. Each team receives identical rules and parts to create a robot with the help of community professionals.
The competition, sponsored by NASA's Glenn Research Center, is one of several regionals across the country. Winners advance to championship competitions in Houston in April.
Among those competing are: the Warren G. Harding High School Delphi E.L.I.T.E. (Encourage Learning in Technology and Engineering) team, with Delphi Corp.; the Chaney High School Mad Cow Engineers team in Youngstown, with Youngstown State University; the Girard High School Robo Cats team, with the Ohio Association of Public School Employees and the United Auto Workers Local 1112; and the Alliance High School Flyers on Fire team, with support from NASA, Westmont Inc. and SES.
Scholarships available
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Junior Civic League is accepting applications for $1,500 scholarships to be awarded to academically talented black high school students who intend to pursue undergraduate degrees.
Students must have at least one parent of black origin, be a graduating senior in Mahoning County or Liberty or Hubbard townships, seek a degree from an accredited college or nursing school affiliated with a university, and be in good academic standing.
Applications are available from school guidance counselors, league members or at Applications must be postmarked by midnight March 14.
St. Charles registration
BOARDMAN -- Registration for the 2003-04 school year at St. Charles School will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 to 28 for members of the parish. Open registration is 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 3 and 4 on a first-come basis.
Prospective kindergartners must be 5 on or before Sept. 30. Bring birth and baptismal certificates, immunization records, Social Security number, proof of custody if applicable and a $25 registration fee.
Call (330) 758-6689for more information.
College camp
HIRAM -- Hiram College will sponsor "College Camp: A Training Program for Parents" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1.
Experts from Hiram and other educational institutions will help parents learn how to conduct an effective college search, offer information on college costs, show how to get financial aid and types of aid available including grants and scholarships, go through the steps of the admission process works and list ways colleges prepare students for careers.
To register for the free program, call (330) 569-5288 or visit the Web site,
Akiva open house
YOUNGSTOWN -- Akiva Academy, a Jewish day school in the Jewish Community Center on Gypsy Lane, hosts an open house for potential kindergarten pupils from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The school enrolls children of all religions and offers small class sizes, curriculum that includes Hebrew, prayer, Jewish history and religion and physical education. After-school programs are also offered.
The open house program will include an introduction to kindergarten curriculum, meeting with teachers and a display of Science Fair projects.

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