Constitution Day program
YOUNGSTOWN -- "Four things we ought to know about our Constitution" is the topic of Youngstown State University's Constitution Day program noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center at YSU. The public is invited. Paul Sracic, YSU political science professor, will address the questions: How do we locate the guidance we seek in the Constitution? Why did we need a Bill of Rights? Who gets to interpret the Constitution? How is the difficult task of interpretation accomplished? Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the full text of the Constitution.
Focus on parents' rights
NORTH LIMA -- Miracles Unlimited, Inc. and the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities will have a free training seminar on "Parents' Rights in the Special Education Process" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Youngstown Shrine Club, 1735 W. South Range Road (state Route 165). Tina White, a parent advocate and trainer with the coalition, will offer basic information to help parents make sense of the special education process and how they can become an effective advocate for their child. She will review the special education process, describe the educational rights afforded to children with disabilities, review the special education laws and regulations and explain the individual education plan process and state complaint procedures. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call Tammy Koopman at (330) 207-0795.
Dance classes for kids
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The dance department at Slippery Rock University is offering a series of Saturday dance classes for children ages 3 to 12 this fall. Creative dance, tap, jazz and hip-hop will be covered, based on a child's age. Classes will meet in the dance studio of the McKay Education Building. Class sizes are limited. Information on costs and class schedules is available by calling (724) 738-2036.
Supplies given to pupils
HUBBARD -- Nearly $6,000 worth of free school supplies was handed out to 850 pupils at Readyfest 2006 at Roosevelt Elementary School last month. The program drew 125 sponsors this year to provide school supplies for children in kindergarten through the fourth grade.
Christian College Fair
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- The National Association of Christian College Admissions personnel will have its annual Christian College Fair in Northeast Ohio from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, 4687 Wyoga Lake Road. Christian colleges across the country will be represented, including Malone College in Canton. For information, call (330) 471-8145.
WARREN -- Holy Trinity Orthodox Preschool is still accepting applications for the fall term, which begins Sept. 19. The program, held at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Academy at 175 Laird Ave. N.E., is designed for 3- and 4-year-olds to acquire social and academic skills. The preschool is offering both morning (8:30-11:30 a.m.) and extended session (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) classes. For information, call (330) 399-7642.
Canfield's open house
CANFIELD -- Canfield High School will have an open house from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21. Parents are invited to follow an abbreviated version of their child's daily schedule and refreshments will be provided by the PTO in the cafeteria. A High School Scholastic Book Fair will be held from 3-8 p.m. that day in the school's event lobby.
Charter school session
HOWLAND -- The Ohio Virtual Academy, an online charter school, will have a parent information session at 7 p.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn Express, 135 Highland Terrace Blvd., which is across state Route 46 from the Eastwood Mall. The statewide school serves kindergartners through 11th graders, and officials say it boasts a parent satisfaction rate of more than 95 percent. Children who enroll in the school receive a computer, monitor, printer, access to the K12 Online School, lessons, assessments, books, materials, planning and progress tools and more. The school is a public school, and there is no tuition charge.