On February 9, 2012, Special Olympians from Northwest High School participated in the Ski Training Day, at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
These student-athletes are part of special needs programs from various middle and high schools from Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana.
Brandon D., David F., Joey M., and DeTonio M. proudly represented Northwest High School. The student-athletes hit the slopes with wide smiles on their faces as they faced cold weather conditions that couldn't shake their will to fly down the slopes.
Although, not every run down the slope ended with the athletes on their skies, they would have just as much fun, if not more, lying on their backs in the snow. Northwest Special Olympians are coached by James Schultz, Linda Wingerberg, Sharon Ware, and Ruby Rias.
Pam Tonne accompanied students from Northwest High School/Butler Tech to assist the athletes, and they had the time of their lives.
The volunteers were paired with an athlete, aiding them with equipment and skiing. The volunteers helped every athlete slide down the hills, sometimes having to run to keep up and claimed that they had just as much fun as the athletes they were paired with.
The day ended with athletes and volunteers wondering if they could participate next year. These students are members of Butler Tech’s Business Professionals of America Club at Northwest High School and were excited to help.
The volunteers included Katie B., Kiara E., Kayla M., Alexis M., Dami O., Emilia O., Ricky P., Paige R., Emmanuel R., Trey R., Cory R., Tristin S., Swisdy T., and Jamya Z.
Perfect North Slopes holds similar outings every year, giving these athletes the chance to show off their skills on the slopes, with their hopes of capturing the gold.
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Over the weekend The Future Educators Association Conference and Competition that was held over Presidents' weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. Fairfield HS, East, and Colerain traveled together.
Students were able to tour Washington D.C. on Friday taking in our nation's monuments and the Holocaust museum. The conference launched Friday night with an address from Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Ugly Betty's America Ferraro to inspire students to continue their quest in the profession of education. Secretary Duncan even answered students' questions via twitter on his way home. On Saturday, students spent all day in competition and in seminars learning the tricks of the trade. LEHS students presented a seminar on "Post Secret" to encourage teachers to reach out and build a positive rapport with their students.
On Sunday morning, the 2012 awards ceremony delivered four awards to Lakota East.
Congratulations to our Teacher's Academy students who participated in the National Future Educators Competition and Conference over the weekend in Baltimore, Maryland and to the following students:
Senior - Caitlyn F. placed second in Lesson Planning.
Seniors - Ryan D., Emily J., and Sara R. placed in the top five in Ethical Dilemma
Senior - Kirsten D. placed Second in Impromptu Speaking and also brought home an Outstanding Achievement in Leadership.
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The annual preschool Valentine party was held Friday, Feb. 10th at Colerain Career Center hosted by the Teacher Academy students at Colerain/Butler Tech.
The Teacher Academy students planned, prepared and implemented activities with the 220 preschoolers from the NWLSD program.
Activities included playdough, headbands, bingo, and cookie decorating. Music was provided by the CHS guitar and instrsumental music students.
A great time was had by all!