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Presenting: Helping Anxious Kids with Dr. Andrew Sweeney

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As part of our district’s Life & Leadership Series, Dr. Andrew Sweeney will be presenting “Helping Anxious Kids:  Continuing the Conversation” on Tuesday, October 3rd 6:30 to 8pm in the Terrace Park Elementary Library . This presentation is geared toward Kindergarten through 2nd grade students, however, all parents are welcome. Dr. Sweeney is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes Child and Adolescent Psychology, Psychological Assessment and Animal-Assisted Therapy. For more information about him, please visit http://www.bassetpsych.com/providers.  Any additional questions? Please contact, Suzie Lehman at slehman@mariemontschools.org

Presenting: Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

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Join us for a presentation by Dr. Edward Amend, who will be speaking on the topic of “Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students” at Terrace Park Elementary on Tuesday, May 9 at 7pm in the library.

Sponsored by the Life and Leadership Series through the Mariemont School Foundation and paid for by Warrior Run funds, this event is open to all district K-6 parents and we encourage you to attend!

Dr. Amend is a Clinical Psychologist at Amend Psychological Services, P.S.C. in Lexington, Kentucky. He focuses on social, emotional and educational needs of gifted and talented youth, adults and their families. He is co-author of two award-winning books: “A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children” and “Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults; ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression and Other Disorders.”

Click here for more information about Dr. Amend: http://amendpsych.com/providers/edward-r-amend-psy-d.

 

Discover the Best College for You with Patrick O’Connor

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The Life and Leadership Series presents… 

Patrick O’Connor, College Counselor, Author, Speaker

Thursday January 19th at 7:00pm Mariemont Elementary Auditorium

Discover the Best College for You and Your Future!

Whether you are in the middle of your college search or several years away, Patrick will share practical advice to help you make the most out of the college search process.

Patrick O’Connor, Director of College Counseling, Collegewise

PatrickOConnorPatrick O’Connor is on the Political Science faculty of Oakland Community College and is Associate Dean of College Counseling at Cranbrook Schools, both in metropolitan Detroit. Born and raised in Detroit, he has been a college counselor since 1984, serving students in rural, urban, and suburban high schools, as well as community college. In addition to writing weekly columns at Huffington Post and HS Counselor Network, his writing has appeared in MyFootpath.com, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Detroit Free Press and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Patrick has served as president of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling, and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. He is on the board of directors of the Michigan College Access Network, and on the credentialing commission for the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award from Oakland Community College, the Margaret Addis Service to NACAC Award, and the William Gramenz Award (for outstanding contributions to college counseling in Michigan.) He holds five college degrees, including a Ph.D. in Education Administration.

College & Career Planning Center (CCPC)

The Mariemont City School’s College and Career Planning Center helps students navigate their post-secondary education and career options. The CCPC is a resource center staffed with a dedicated college counselor and resources such as test prep support and Naviance, a web-based career and college search tool. The CCPC counselors, programs and resources allow students and parents to feel confident and comfortable with the post-secondary choices. Click here to visit the CCPC website.

The Life and Leadership Series

The Life and Leadership Series is a collaboration between Mariemont City Schools and the Mariemont School Foundation to bring high-quality national experts and experiences to the district. The Series content is currently focused in the spotlight areas of College Planning, Leadership and Wellness. Funding for the series comes from Foundation grantors and donors. Your donation will help us sustain and expand the Life and Leadership Series to provide relevant and exceptional experiences for all district students.

Click here for a complete schedule of the 2016/17 Life and Leadership Series, and to provide your support.

Harlan Cohen Book Sales

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Harlan Cohen, Author of The Naked Roommate will speak at the  MHS Senior Transition Seminar.

May 17th, 2016
MHS Auditorium
8:15AM Parent Presentation
9:00AM Senior Presentation

Pre-purchase book sales have ended.. Pre-purchased books will be available for pickup at the seminar on the 17th.

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Finding your College Fit with Meredith Graham

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The Life and Leadership Series presents… 

Meredith Graham, Director of College Counseling

Tuesday February 2nd at 7:00pm Mariemont Elementary Auditorium

Find Your College Fit!

Whether you are in the middle of the college search process or several years away, finding a college that will be a good fit for you is important. Meredith’s talk will center on helping students understand themselves better so that they can choose a college that will work for them.

Meredith Graham, Director of College Counseling, Collegewise

Meredith-GrahamMeredith spent seven years as an associate director of admissions at Cornell University. She also earned a master’s degree in higher education and worked as an academic advisor at Purdue, all after studying chemistry at The College of Wooster. A scientist and a counselor at heart, Meredith is also the author of the Collegewise publication, STEM’s Many Branches: College Planning for Students Considering Majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

College & Career Planning Center (CCPC)

The Mariemont City School’s College and Career Planning Center helps students navigate their post-secondary education and career options. The CCPC is a Resource Center staffed with a dedicated college counselor and resources such as test prep support and Naviance, a web-based career and college search tool. The CCPC counselors, programs and resources allow students and parents to feel confident and comfortable with the post-secondary choices. Click here to visit the CCPC website.

The Life and Leadership Series

The The Life and Leadership Series is a collaboration between the District and the Foundation to bring high-quality national experts and experiences to our school community. The programs included in this series build upon the existing robust offerings throughout the District, creating an even more vibrant and well-rounded experience for our students and families. The Life and Leadership Series is one of those extras that the Mariemont School Foundation provides in accordance with our Mission:  to support the long-term success of our students and community through initiatives that preserve, enhance, and sustain educational excellence.

Click here for a complete schedule of the 2015/16 Life and Leadership Series, and to provide your support.

The Admissions Game with Peter Van Buskirk

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The Life and Leadership Series presents… 

The Admissions Game® featuring Peter Van Buskirk

Thursday October 8th at 7:00pm, MHS Auditorium

Learn what will happen to your application behind closed doors:

Become a member of an admission committee
Review four candidates’ credentials
Debate their strengths and weaknesses
Vote to determine who gets in

Peter Van Buskirk, Author, Motivational Speaker and former Dean of Admissions

van-bus-kirk-peterFeatured in The Wall Street JournalThe Los Angeles TimesUSA TodayFamilly Circle, and “Oprah and Friends” with Jean Chatzky

www.BestCollegeFit.com

College & Career Planning Center (CCPC)

The Mariemont City School’s College and Career Planning Center helps students navigate their post-secondary education and career options. The CCPC is a Resource Center staffed with a dedicated college counselor and resources such as test prep support and Naviance, a web-based career and college search tool. The CCPC counselors, programs and resources allow students and parents to feel confident and comfortable with the post-secondary choices. Click here to visit the CCPC website.

The Life and Leadership Series

The The Life and Leadership Series is a collaboration between the District and the Foundation to bring high-quality national experts and experiences to our school community. The programs included in this series build upon the existing robust offerings throughout the District, creating an even more vibrant and well-rounded experience for our students and families. The Life and Leadership Series is one of those extras that the Mariemont School Foundation provides in accordance with our Mission:  to support the long-term success of our students and community through initiatives that preserve, enhance, and sustain educational excellence.

Click here for a complete schedule of the 2015/16 Life and Leadership Series, and to provide your support.

The Life and Leadership Series Returns!

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The Mariemont City Schools and the Mariemont School Foundation are proud to announce the The 2015/16 Life and Leadership Series Speakers. The series is a collaboration between the District and the Foundation to bring high-quality national experts and experiences to our school community. The programs included in this series build upon the existing robust offerings throughout the District, creating an even more vibrant and well-rounded experience for our students and families.

The Series includes content funded by Foundation donors and grantors and is currently centered around three Spotlight areas:  Wellness, College Planning and Leadership.  The vision for The Life and Leadership Series is to expand the content and spotlight areas to meet needs and interests of students and families, as funding for the program allows.

The Life and Leadership Series is one of those extras that the Foundation provides in accordance with our Mission:  to support the long-term success of our students and community through initiatives that preserve, enhance, and sustain educational excellence.  

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Frank Palmasani on Conquering College Costs

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The Life and Leadership Series presents Frank Palmasani, Conquering College Costs

Thursday February 5th at 7:00pm, Mariemont Elementary AuditoriumFrank Palmasani will outline 30 steps you can take to save thousands of dollars in college costs. The seminar will combine the latest information about scholarships, financial aid, student loans, and the college search process when financial issues are a factor. This presentation is relevant and important for all district parents. It’s never too early to start thinking about paying for college!

Frank Palmasani, author of “Right College, Right Price

Frank_PalasaniFrank Palmasani is the author of “Right College, Right Price” and creator of the “financial fit” online program. He has been dedicated to helping families find affordable college options for more than 30 years, delivering seminars to both counselor and parent audiences.

Mr. Palmasani has been featured on TV and radio shows throughout the country on the college debt crisis.

College & Career Planning Center (CCPC)

The Mariemont City School’s College and Career Planning Center helps students navigate their post-secondary education and career options. The CCPC is a Resource Center staffed with a dedicated college counselor and resources such as test prep support and Naviance, a web-based career and college search tool. The CCPC counselors, programs and resources allow students and parents to feel confident and comfortable with the post-secondary choices. Click here to visit the CCPC website.

The Life and Leadership Series

The The Life and Leadership Series is a collaboration between the District and the Foundation to bring high-quality national experts and experiences to our school community. The programs included in this series build upon the existing robust offerings throughout the District, creating an even more vibrant and well-rounded experience for our students and families. The Life and Leadership Series is one of those extras that the Mariemont School Foundation provides in accordance with our Mission:  to support the long-term success of our students and community through initiatives that preserve, enhance, and sustain educational excellence.

Click here for a complete schedule of the 2014/15 Life and Leadership Series, and to provide your support.

Mark your calendars! Maria Furtado to speak at Mariemont High School

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The Life and Leadership Series presents Maria Furtado, Finding Fit in the College Search.

Wednesday October 22nd at 7:00pm, MHS Auditorium. As a part of our Spotlight on CollegeMaria Furtado will present to students in grades 9-12 and their parents about reducing stress in the college process by focusing on finding the best fit and match in the college search.

Maria Furtado, Executive Director of Colleges that Change Lives.

maria-furtado100-140 Maria Furtado is the Executive Director of Colleges that Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL). Colleges That Change Lives, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.

College & Career Planning Center (CCPC)

The Mariemont City School’s College and Career Planning Center helps students navigate their post-secondary education and career options. The CCPC is a Resource Center staffed with a dedicated college counselor and resources such as test prep support and Naviance, a web-based career and college search tool. The CCPC counselors, programs and resources allow students and parents to feel confident and comfortable with the post-secondary choices. Click here to visit the CCPC website.

The Life and Leadership Series

The The Life and Leadership Series is a collaboration between the District and the Foundation to bring high-quality national experts and experiences to our school community. The programs included in this series build upon the existing robust offerings throughout the District, creating an even more vibrant and well-rounded experience for our students and families. The Life and Leadership Series is one of those extras that the Mariemont School Foundation provides in accordance with our Mission:  to support the long-term success of our students and community through initiatives that preserve, enhance, and sustain educational excellence.

Click here for a complete schedule of the 2014/15 Life and Leadership Series, and to provide your support.

Don’t miss Cyber-safety with Mike Dermody, M.Ed

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Don’t miss the first program in the 2014/15 Life and Leadership Series this Wednesday!  

cybersafetyWednesday September 17th at 7:00pm, MHS Auditorium. As a part of our Spotlight on WellnessMike Dermody, M.Ed will present to all District parents on the topic of Cyber-safety. He will help parents recognize potential dangers and risks that face children in the online world. Learn the latest on what to watch for and how to protect your children in cyberspace. 

Mike Dermody M.Ed, Keeping Kids Safe Online. 

Mike earned his Bachelors degree in Education at Xavier University and has a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Dayton in Dayton Ohio. Mike spent 7 years in public and private schools as a middle school, junior high, and high school science teacher. Mike also has been an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton and is currently an instructional design consultant with an IT company in Cincinnati, OH. Mike has been delivering presentations to schools, churches, and parent organizations in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton region for the past 8 years.

The The Life and Leadership Series is a collaboration between the District and the Foundation to bring high-quality national experts and experiences to our school community. The programs included in this series build upon the existing robust offerings throughout the District, creating an even more vibrant and well-rounded experience for our students and families. The Life and Leadership Series is one of those extras that the Mariemont School Foundation provides in accordance with our Mission:  to support the long-term success of our students and community through initiatives that preserve, enhance, and sustain educational excellence.

Click here for a complete schedule of the 2014/15 Life and Leadership Series, and to provide your support.

 

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