District News



Posted on: January 26, 2017

January Announcements

‘Charting the Life’ Course Seminar – Special Needs Students

Vicky Coleman, NWLSD parent mentor has arranged to bring a seminar to Houston Early Learning Center.  It's called "Charting the Life Course" and it is designed for parents of children with special needs, helping with transitions from one school level to the next and beyond.  There will be two different sessions.  The meeting will take place on Monday January 30, 2017 from 12:15 pm-1:45 at the Houston Conference Center.  Please RSVP to Vicky Coleman at 513.205.8773.

Executive Function and ADHD:  Promoting Consistent Behavior at Home Workshop

School Personnel and Professionals Welcome!  Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dr. Mary Ann Mulcahey of Springer School and Center returns to help us understand

• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and
•  Attention Deficit Disorder

You will learn about the role of developing skill in the area of Executive Function

Executive Function helps us to 

• Plan
• Organize
• Prioritize
• Use working memory
• Shift
• Check

Dr. Mulcahey will have practical discipline and teaching strategies to use at home and at school to address the very serious medical issue of Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Houston Education Service Center, Conference Room (far entrance, 3rd door)
3310 Compton Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Free, light dinner provided!

Childcare currently unavailable                   

To RSVP please contact
Vicky Coleman, Parent Mentor/ Parent Involvement
513-205-8773, cell 
513-522-6700 x 4905
Monte Carlo Night
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Daniel Hall @ St. John Neumann Church
12191 Mill Road, Pleasant Run Farms
- Admission covers snacks, refreshments and a chance for the $100 cash drawing at 11:00pm (must be present to win)
- Cost is $15 per person or $20 per person dependent on refreshments.
- Games of chance available
- Silent Auction for Donated Baskets
- Contact Julie Warren at 236-5714 or Mike Wiektora at 319-5534 for tickets/information
- Must be 21 years of age!
Northwest High School Prom Fashion Show

PTSA meeting on Monday, February 13th at 6:30 p.m. – SAVE the DATE
Colerain High School Sports Stag
February 16, 2017 – Guest Speaker – Luke Fickell, UC Bearcat Head Football Coach – Receptions Fairfield – cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and program. Cost is $50 per person – checks to Colerain Boosters.
Northwest High School/Butler Tech Cosmetology Salon at the Northwest High
School Career Center.

The Salon will be open to the public every Wednesday from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm for full salon services!
Schedule appointments by calling: 513-742-7126
Pajama Party With Playhouse in the Park & "Around the World in 80 Days"
Friday, January 27, 2017  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  FREE
Grove Banquet & Event Center, 9150 Winton Road   522-1410
Kids can wear their pajamas to an evening performance by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park! This show is designed for ages 8 and over.
Free tax prep for low-to-moderate income families.  Find out if you qualify and get more info:  Call 2-1-1 or visit makeworkpay.com

The Houston Conference Center
February Super-Saturdays
3310 Compton Rd.
Cincinnati, OH  45251
Saturdays, 9a.m. - 1p.m.
February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017
Items with stars are required.  We cannot prepare your taxes without them.
The remaining items are optional but highly preferred

For married filing jointly, both spouses must be present.
Photo identification for yourself and your spouse.
Birth dates and Social Security cards or individual Taxpayer Identification Number notices/cards for you, spouse and dependents.
Tax Forms:
Copy of last year's tax return.
All W-2 and 1099 forms and information for income received last year.
Health Care Statement Forms 1095-A if you purchased insurance through the Health Care "marketplace."
Health Care Statement Forms 1095-B or C if your health insurance comes through your employer, VA, Medicare or Medicaid.

Expense Documentation:
Total amount paid to your daycare provider and their Tax ID number.
Student Account Statement and Form 1098-T if anyone in the family attended college or technical school.

Information for all deductions/credits, including medical expenses, charitable donations, home expenses and educational expenses.

Other: Canceled check or bank-provided account number and routing number for direct deposit.
Colerain Career Center
Classes start January 24, 2017
Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30-8:30pm
GED Prep Classes - prepare for all 4 areas of the GED test - English, Social Studies, Math, Science
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - for those with little English speaking or writing skills
Preregister at ButlerTech.org/ABLE or call 513-645-8248.
Classes are open to those who are 18 or older.

Northwest High School is seeking deserving individuals to be recognized and provide an inspiration for our present students. Nominees may still live in the community or they may be far removed. Any person who has had an association with a Northwest Athletic Program is eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at the Knight of Honor

Please submit all nominations to:
Hall of Fame Committee 
Northwest High School 10761 Pippin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Please contact Athletic Director Brad Watkins at 742-7116 or bwatkins@nwlsd.org for criteria and/or any

All new nominations Friday, January 27, 2017. There can be no exceptions.
Ohio Department of Education Launches Mobile App

Ohio families can now get the latest education news, search for schools in their neighborhoods and look at their schools’ report cards right from their smartphones. The Ohio Department of Education today launched a mobile app for iPhone and Android.

With the app, Ohioans can:

- Access timely educator and family resources;
- Find school report cards and other information from around their homes;
- Receive app updates and notifications straight to their phones;
- Interact with the Ohio School Report Cards by school or district name, or by entering their zip code;
- Send information from the Ohio School Report Cards to friends, family and colleagues;
- Check out district and school grades in the area before they move; or
- Navigate directly to schools or call them with easy to use in-app features.

The Ohio Department of Education Mobile App is available free of charge in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, search Ohio Department of Education.

Start Talking! 

With its large viewing audience, next month’s Super Bowl will feature many commercials including ads for alcohol. If your family plans to watch the big game, here are guiding questions to use the commercials as teachable moments to discuss the dangers of alcohol with kids  Visit starttalking.ohio.gov for more information.
Substitute Teachers/School Nurses Needed
Please consider supporting our students and district by becoming a substitute teacher.  Earn money and share your passion and support for students.  Apply at www.SubSolutions.org
Colerain Township Prescription Drug Drop Box Program
Keep prescription medications away from children and out of our landfill and water supply!
Open 24 hours/day Monday through Friday - Confidential Drop Off
Colerain Police Department - 4200 Springdale Road
Accepts prescription medication, over the counter medication, medication samples and pet medications
Colerain Township Launches New Communication Tool
Colerain Township is launching a new communication tool to help keep the Colerain Township community abreast of township news/announcements/topics that interest you!

Cerkl (pronounced ‘circle’) allows you to select topics that you are interested in.  You select when you receive newsletters and how often, as well as the format of your news content.

Those who currently receive emails from the Township via Constant Contact will be automatically switched to Cerkl.

For those not currently receiving newsletters, subscribe now and start personalizing your news today.

Visit https://cerkl.com/Colerain-Township

Join us Friday, January 27, 2017 for the Women's Basketball  game at 7 pm as they take on Oakland
Children up through 8th grade get into this game for free if they wear a basketball jersey. This jersey can be from any team whether it is college, professional or even the team you are on currently! If you want to attend but do not have a jersey, youth tickets are just $4!

Doors open at 6 pm. Adult tickets are $5.