School News – February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Chardon Public Library has partnered with the staff of the Geauga County Clerk of Courts to provide "one-stop shopping" to complete necessary forms, have it certified and mailed in.
Simply bring the following paperwork and fees to the library on Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Passport application (also available at the event); proof of citizenship (certified copy of birth certificate); proof of Identity (picture ID or driver's license); and one passport photo (must be 2x2 inches, will have photographer on site - $10).
Both parents and children 15 and under must appear in person with each parent's photo ID. If only one parent can appear, he or she may use a minor consent form and supply a copy of the front and back of the other parent's driver's license.
Minors 16 and 17 require only one parent to appear with parent's photo ID.
Bring one check for each application fee and cash or check for the processing fee.
For information, call the Clerk of Courts Title office before the event at 440-279-1750.
For passport fees and more details on items listed above, visit www.travel.state.gov. The program is open to the public.
Whether a beginner or long-time stamp collector, come to the Middlefield Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 to exchange notes, trade duplicates or learn more about the hobby. Bring albums and any items of interest.
Call 440-632-5295 with any questions.
See The World As A Road Scholar Feb. 26
Chardon Public Library will host a Road Scholar's Adventures in Lifelong Learning program Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
Jerry Polizzi, a Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) volunteer, will share his experiences and discuss how people can participate in educational adventures that include domestic and foreign travel.
Road Scholar is a not for profit organization that conducts interesting programs for adults of all ages.
This free program is open to the public. The Chardon Library is located at 110 East Park St. Sign up at the library reference desk or by calling 440-285-7601.
Chess Tournament Results
Division II of the annual Friends of the Burton Library Chess Tournament was completed Feb. 9 by 16 participants.
Jonathan Bumbarger, an Avon Middle School eighth-grader, took first place by winning all four of his games.
Three players each won three of their games. They are: James Detrow, a home-schooled seventh-grader from Huntsburg; Peter Detrow, a home-schooled sixth grader from Huntsburg; and Caleb Holbrook, a seventh-grade home-schooled student from Middlefield.
Playoff games determined Peter Detrow to be the second place winner and James Detrow to take third place.
Division III for high school students will be played Feb. 16. Division IV competition for adults will be held Feb. 23.
This tournament is free and open to all. Call the Burton Public Library at 440-834-4466 to register.
Incredible Edible Art Show
As a way to collect food and raise awareness about hunger in Geauga County, United Way Services of Geauga County is partnering with Kent State and the Geauga Hunger Task Force to host the Incredible Edible Art Show. Local organizations, including student, business, and church groups, are creating edible art using 300 pieces non-perishable food items or paper products with the theme of "board games."
The show runs through Feb. 14 in the atrium at Kent State Geauga in Burton. All food used in the exhibition will be donated to the pantries of the Geauga Hunger Task Force.
Campus Visit Days
Lakeland Community College will host Campus Visit Days for high school seniors and their parents on Fridays and Saturdays from 911:30 a.m., room A-1040c. Visitation days are scheduled for Fridays, Feb. 22, March 8 and 22, April 12 and 26 and May 3 and Saturdays, March 2, April 20 and May 18.
The program includes: Lakeland and Holden University Center overviews, discussion on how to pay for college, steps to admission, presentation by a Lakeland counselor, student/alumni panel, campus tour, on-the-spot application processing and Holden University Center tour.
The college's application for admission fee will be waived for students who attend the visit.
Register online or by calling 440-525-7900.