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Historic Edition:
January 20th, 2005
Vol. 24  No. 29
 

Attuned for Success at Akron Central Schools

This year several teachers district wide participated in a unique training program designed to provide a wealth of resources for improving student achievement. The program, "Schools Attuned, " is based on over twenty years of Dr. Mel Levine's research combining his knowledge as a pediatrician and educational background as a college professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This comprehensive professional development program helps teachers and parents recognize, understand, and manage student learning both in school and at home. During the next three years a minimum of 60 Akron teachers will receive this revolutionary training and follow up support allowing the program to take strong roots as a part of the Akron educational culture.


Akron-Newstead Senior Citizens News

Newstead resident and attorney, Dick Campbell, who talked to Akron-Newstead Senior Citizens last month about Advanced Directives (Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies), has offered the services of his office and staff to prepare these forms for us for no cost, at one of our regular meetings.


Halftime Performance

Akron PIPs Basketball presented their first halftime performance during halftime of both the JV and Varsity Boys basketball games on January 14, 2005. The new Players In Progress (PIP) basketball program is underway in Akron with over eighty students in grades kindergarten through sixth enthusiastically participating. PIP is a national, skills-based basketball program co-founded by David and Brenda Land of Texas.


Exciting action on ACS court

Those attending basketball games at Akron Central this season are being treated to some exciting contests. Akron and Albion exchanged leads numerous times in Varsity Boys action last Friday night, the girls are also bringing competitive ball to the court as are the Recreation Menís teams as well as younger players. The community is always welcome to stop by to cheer on their favorite team.


Couple exchanges vows in Port Jefferson

Thomas M. Ball and Cristin L. McCormick exchanged vows in Port Jefferson, New York on July 23, 2004.


Community Education has openings in Driving Class

Akron Community Education has some openings in the Defensive Driving Class planned February 1 and 3 form 6 to 9 p.m.


Governorís proposed budget to include new initiatives for New York seniors

Governor George E. Pataki announced this week that his 2005-06 Executive Budget, includes a series of new and expanded home and community-based care initiatives for New York's seniors.


Newstead Town Board puts Town Hall on the market

The Newstead Town Hall, Church and John Streets, officially goes on the real estate market this week. The building will be vacated by Town offices when they move to the new Town Hall on Clarence Center Road in the near future.


Student seeks help

My name is Sadie. I am a fourth grader at Unity Christian School in Momence, Il. My class and I are learning about different states. I chose your state, New York. If you print this letter, I would like to ask your readers to send me something form your area, such as a postcard, picture, or a small souviner.


Village asked to review urban land use issues

Akron Village Board members were recently urged to consider urban land use issues identified in a recent study.

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