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CCDS inducts 15 seniors into Cum Laude Society

Fifteen members of Cincinnati Country Day School’s Class of 2019 have been inducted into the Cum Laude Society.

They are Stephen Fatuzzo of Anderson Township, Samantha Brant of Amberley Village, Chloe Webb of Maineville, Nellie Shih of Mason, Grace Straley of Terrace Park, Abby Maggard of Loveland, Mia Lutz of North Bend and Nathan Riemann of Indian Hill, Sean Stewart of Indian Hill, Mary Harten of North Avondale, Molly Briggs of Hyde Park, Sydney Baker of Loveland, Jack Sullivan of Mt. Adams, Tori Keller of Mason and Annabel Forman of Glendale.

Students are inducted into the society based on their grade point averages. Inductees were honored at a dinner March 5, when they were given their Cum Laude pins.

Head of School Tony Jaccaci and Class Scholar Samantha Brant provided remarks.

Cindy Kranz

Fifth-graders and seventh-graders at The Seven Hills School Attend Retreats

Every year in late February, The Seven Hills School teams up with Youth Frontiers to host a Kindness Retreat for fifth-graders on the Hillsdale and Doherty Campuses and a Courage Retreat for seventh-graders.

At the Kindness Retreat,students participated in this character-building retreat, which inspires them to live out the values of kindness, courage, respect, and leadership in their personal and school lives.

“The Kindness Retreat is empowering to our fifth-grade students, because they have a say in determining the kind of community they want to

form in Middle School,” said Judy Arnold, Lotspeich school counselor and chair of the counseling department. “The Youth Frontiers leaders, along with our Upper School group leaders, guide the Doherty and Lotspeich fifth-graders in imagining a school where people are treated with kindness and respect.”

The Courage Retreat was an intensive, daylong retreat bringing students together to participate in games, group discussions, and story sharing activities that foster courage and other values.

“Youth Frontier’s Courage Retreat engages our seventh-grade students in meaningful, dynamic, and fun activities to inspire a communal and personal commitment to act courageously – to let our hearts guide us rather than the crowd,” said Middle School counselor Taylor Markovits. “This single day goes a long way to build our sense of community and school climate.”

Taylor Evans

IHM School meets the transportation need

Immaculate Heart of Mary School educates children from Kindergarten through 8th Grade in a positive, faithcentered environment.

Located on Beechmont Avenue in the heart of Anderson Township, transportation is provided through 5 neighboring districts: Batavia, Forest Hills, Milford, New Richmond and West Clermont.

Nearly 20 buses transport hundreds of students each day to and from school.

In addition to transportation opportunities, IHM School also offers daily Before and After Care services to meet the needs of working parents and partners with them for their child’s academic success.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School is currently accepting registration for the 2019-2020 academic year, with tuition assistance available.

Please contact the Admissions Office at 513-388-3020 for more information or to schedule a tour.

Julie Goshorn

Two students from DePaul Cristo Rey High School construct a new school in rural Guatemala

Ramiro Rojos and Haxwell Espinazo of DePaul Cristo Rey High School were part of a week-long trip from March 25-30 to build a primary school in rural Guatemala in partnership with nonprofit School the World.

The project is to help bring quality education to local children in rural Guatemala while also expanding the worldview of American high school students who will have an opportunity to witness first-hand the economic realities that families in indigenous areas of Central America contend with in their determination to educate and take care of their families. This trip is giving Ramiro and Haxwell the opportunity to make a difference and see the power and influence of education in ordinary people’s lives.

The construction of the new school and scholarships for Ramiro and Haxwell to participate in the trip along with eight other students from across America have been funded by Globalization Partners. Employees are also donating a significant portion of the school supplies.

School the World documented the journey of the 10 students on social media. To see photos and videos please visit @schooltheworld on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Karen Pantinas

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