Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) – a beloved source of community pride and a desired regional destination – has cultivated curiosity and inspired the pursuit of knowledge for two centuries. On November 1, beginning at 6 p.m., the public is invited to help celebrate CMC’s impressive legacy of wonder and discovery with a multi-layered evening of exploration music, dancing, cocktails and culinary delights!
As a boy in Baltimore, Joe Girandola learned about form and function by disassembling toasters, washing machines and dishwashers, marveling at the materials and the way they worked together and then reassembling these objects. His parents sanctioned that precarious practice, insisting only that he journal each step in the process to document his understanding and create guidance for that all-important reassembly finale.
Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) enrollment continues to grow and is projected to hit 36,282 for the 2019-2020 school year. “That’s 458 more students than the previous school year,” says Sarah Trimble-Oliver, the district’s chief information officer.
In the tradition of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Seton High School develops a diverse population of young women for a life of faith, service and leadership, and engages them in achieving academic excellence in a college preparatory environment. The mission and values of Seton High School, strong academics and a true sense of spirit and sisterhood are why thousands of young women have chosen to become a Seton Saint.
King of Kings Preschool opened its doors in September 1995 with an enrollment of 11 students. By the close of the third year, there was full enrollment. Over the years, King of Kings has grown to meet the needs of our community by adding additional classrooms, a full-court indoor gym, a second playground, a kindergarten program, an English Language Learners program, a bi-lingual Japanese-English translator, and before/after care for our students. In addition, King of Kings is the only nationally accredited preschool and kindergarten program in the area. We are honored to serve 160 students in Mason, Maineville, Loveland, Morrow, Liberty Township, South Lebanon and Lebanon.
While Saint Ursula Academy students recharge over the summer, their teachers also refuel, inspired by seminars, trips and other engaging experiences that not only enhance their expertise but rekindle their passion for their profession. And they bring that fresh perspective and enthusiasm back to their classrooms in the fall, enriching the Saint Ursula Academy learning environment for all.
Mount Notre Dame High School’s Multicultural Student Union (MSU) is in its second year of helping students practice appropriate communication methods and celebrate the culture and diversity within their halls.
Founded in 1831, St. Xavier High School is a private Catholic school for young men. The school’s population represents a wide geographic range, with students coming from all over Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. St. Xavier boasts an impressive academic record, with 92% of the 603 students who took an AP test in 2018 scoring 3+. Additionally, seven students from the class of 2018 were also considered National AP scholars – a high distinction for any student.
A wigwam, a labyrinth and a coffee shop – it’s amazing what Cincinnati Country Day School students can construct in a mere several days’ time. And those are only a few of the innovative projects undertaken during the school’s first CCDX program, a student-driven experiential learning program conducted the week prior to spring break.
Workforce development is the hot topic for all school districts right now, says Tom Isaacs, Warren County Educational Service Center (WCESC) superintendent, and every school district across the state is working hard to align graduates with future jobs. Warren County schools, however, are taking this important assignment a step further, Isaacs notes.
“Putting it simply, there is a growing need for comprehensive education, behavioral and health services for youth in Greater Cincinnati,” said John Banchy, president and CEO of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. “Our agency remains at the forefront of tackling issues that affect the most vulnerable in our community.”
“If those kids who are younger than me can cook, why can’t I?” Inspired by reality-based TV cooking shows like Food Network’s “Chopped Junior,” Aissatou-Assya Camara, a Dater High School senior, recently embarked upon a journey into the creative world of food preparation and presentation – discovering a passion for baking along the way – thanks to the Cincinnati Public Schools’ (CPS) Culinary Arts Career Tech Program and a host of community partners.
The school district has expanded its partnerships with business leaders, industries and organizations driving economic development in the area, ensuring students who choose to enter the workforce immediately after high school are prepared not only academically but technically, and are ready to tackle the jobs that are in demand now and in the future.
From the moment the first Cristo Rey high school opened in Chicago 22 years ago, there was an instantaneous relationship between the private college preparatory school and area businesses, a connection embodied in an innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). The school’s dual-focus education model caught on immediately, and today DePaul Cristo Rey High School in Cincinnati, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, is one of 35 Catholic high schools in the Cristo Rey Network currently serving 11,500 students nationwide.
“He was an ordinary man who made extraordinary decisions under extraordinary circumstances.” Verbally summarizing Nelson Mandela’s legacy comes easily for documentary photographer Matthew Willman. But earning the privilege of being commissioned by The Nelson Mandela Foundation to chronicle the last 10 years of the South African president’s life in pictures? That proved to be as professionally and personally challenging as it was rewarding.
Like the abolitionists who pushed for the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation so many years ago, the 31 members of The Ambassadors – the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s support network – are committed to pressing on for freedom for today’s enslaved, here, across the country and around the world.
Quality education, affordable, close to home. That’s only the beginning of an impressive list of reasons Southern State Community College is a great choice for students interested in pursuing a two-year degree that promises to either steer them to a job or allow them to transfer to another college to complete a bachelor’s degree, say Southern State officials.
Young women often have a difficult time envisioning themselves in STEM careers because women are drastically under-represented in those fields, particularly in engineering and computer science, Martin says. According to the Economics and Statistics Administration (2011), although 47 percent of the overall workforce and 60 percent of college graduates are women, they hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs. And, if women are under-represented in STEM fields, women of color are even more underrepresented, Martin notes. She hopes The STEM Girls program, with its diverse following (50 percent of participants are young women of color), will inspire more young women of color to pursue STEM careers.
Two years ago, to address an ever-changing world reshaped regularly by technological advances, market dynamics, and globalization, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) deliberately shifted from the traditional elementary, middle and high school educational landscape and created a Lower School and Upper School.
In 1996 a concerned group of parents from the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC) sought the best way to educate children in an atmosphere of academic excellence. A religious-based philosophy of caring discipline and parental involvement guided the efforts and decisions of the group.
Women today are immersed in so many responsibilities at once – from constant caregiver, industrious provider and devoted partner to tireless volunteer and helpful housekeeper – that they rarely find time to take care of themselves.
At Lakota Local Schools, things are changing, including initiatives like the further involvement of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) labs and providing Chromebooks as an additional tool for junior school students.
I don’t know about you, but just knowing I have a secret stash of chocolate lifts my spirits.
Even though they’re out of school, students from St. Ursula Academy spend part of their summers engaged in education. Through the Community Services Learning Program’s mission and immersion trips, rising juniors and seniors learn firsthand about the needs of others living around the world, the country and in Cincinnati.
A rigorous Catholic all-girls college preparatory school with a selective entrance requirement, Ursuline Academy’s mission is to prepare young women for college and beyond by nurturing their souls, intellects, hearts and imaginations.
“We’re definitely a hidden gem,” says Sharon Snavely, Director of Advancement at Bethany School, a private school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
A public-school education is not right for everyone. Many students learn best in a school setting with smaller class sizes or a more individualized curriculum. Some children may learn better in the home environment. However, private school tuition is expensive and home schooling can be expensive, depending on the type of curriculum chosen.
Ten years ago, people weren’t talking much about the need for engineering courses at the high school level, especially at an all-girls’ school.
With their recently added $16 million Bioscience Building in West Chester, Butler Tech is continuing to expand to provide more 21st century skill-training options for their 17,000 students who are served throughout Southwest Ohio.
The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati will break ground on its new Dr. Anthony and Geraldine Zembrodt Education Center on Wednesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. The Zembrodt Education Center, located behind The Point/Arc office at 104 W. Pike Street in Covington, will allow The Point/Arc to hold educational, activities, social communication, advocacy, and employment services under one roof and increase the number of people served.
Don’t tell Warren County ESC superintendent Tom Isaacs that today’s high school students are lazy, stuck in social media or spend too much time playing video games. He knows better.
Men for Others. That’s the motto at St. Xavier High School.
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“Cincinnati Country Day School (CCDS) has always been at the forefront of having an innovative, academic program. We were founded on those unique principals, but also having something that was, even back in 1926 when the school was founded, appropriate for the learners of that era,” says Aaron Kellenberger, director of enrollment management at CCDS.
School is out for the summer and The Children’s Home of Cincinnati’s Camp-I-Can is in full swing!
An award-winning UC installation will soon go on display in Venice, Italy, in an exhibition coinciding with what is arguably the world’s most important architectural event, the Venice Architecture Biennale.
The Duke Energy Children’s Museum is celebrating 20 years of providing children and their families a legacy of fun and learning.
NEW Cincinnati, an organization focused on advancing women, growing business and transforming the workplace through the power of community, is commemorating its 10th anniversary. In celebration, NEW Cincinnati featured keynote speaker Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, at its learning and networking event on March 21.
Cincinnati Public Schools students at Taft IT High School will pursue a well-paying and highly technical career in cyber security thanks to a new program built in partnership with ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit, Lead Tribune Media Group, and Belcan.
Cincinnati Public Schools students at Taft IT High School will pursue a well-paying and highly technical career in cyber security thanks to a new program built in partnership with ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit, Lead Tribune Media Group, and Belcan.
On October 15, 2017, exactly 30 years after the initial meeting where the concept of a Christ-centered academically excellent school in Northern Cincinnati was born, the Beshear family was recognized at the dedication of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s newest building, The Beshear Family Welcome Center.
Cincinnati Public Schools has a habit of innovating and implementing exciting changes that allow for educational customization throughout the district.
From the very first day, when teachers and administrators greet each La Salle High School student as they arrive with a welcoming handshake, it’s evident that a quality education starts with that personal connection, says Principal Aaron Marshall.
Students and staff at Saint Ursula Academy are happily enjoying their new art and design center, performance theater and library/media center. The theater and the arts center were completed earlier in the year, but due to the school’s needs, renovations of the library/media center were started at the beginning of summer and finished in only eight weeks, just in time for students returning in August.
Every experience in early childhood is important. Every relationship adds meaning. Knowing this inspires teachers in The Summit Country Day School’s Montessori Program to make every moment count. This fall, The Summit opened its doors to 18-month-olds and added an all-day option for the 18- to 36-month-olds in the Toddler Program.
When Amanda Tipkemper began working with teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati in 2012, she was struck by the responses from parents when she asked about their children’s futures.
Language is the basis of communication and learning takes place through the process of communication.
Imagine if high school students and adults could get technical training and certification for valuable career skills alongside their classroom studies or full-time job.
Healthcare workers ready to advance their careers to the next level have a new local option at Union Institute & University in Cincinnati.
Mount Notre Dame High School’s My Action Plan (MAP) program empowers young women to take control of their personal, spiritual and academic growth, and prepares them for life outside the classroom.
Archbishop McNicholas High School promotes a Christ-centered, coed Catholic community that embraces each student spiritually, intellectually, morally and physically. The faculty strives to see students for who and what they are, and develop a personalized plan to elevate each student to his or her fullest potential.
When the new school year begins in August, Cincinnati Public Schools will be led by one of its own. Catherine Laura Mitchell was appointed superintendent in May, replacing Mary Ronan, who is retiring after nine years at the helm of the largest school district in Southwest Ohio.
Saint Ursula Academy has three major physical changes in the works. Students and faculty eagerly look forward to a renovated theater, a new art and design center and a redesigned library and media center, all of which will be ready for the upcoming school year.
During 2017-18, one of Cincinnati’s oldest cultural institutions will celebrate a major milestone. Established nearly 30 years before the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, more than 50 years before the Cincinnati Opera, and almost 100 years before the Cincinnati Ballet, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) traces its origins to 1867. Today CCM has more than 1,350 students enrolled in nearly 120 different degree programs.
The city’s childhood poverty rate is more than twice the national average of 21.7 percent. Almost half of all of our kids in Cincinnati – 45.5 percent – live at or below the poverty level. However, a unique and innovative high school – DePaul Cristo Rey (DPCR) – has set out to change that statistic, and with the help of some notable companies, they are doing it one student at a time.
With one of the most diverse school communities and the strength of more than 18,000 alumni, there appears to be big things on the horizon for the Cavaliers.
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“We want to change the way people think about the way they think,” says Ryan Wynett, learning lab specialist at the “Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias” exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Dr. Janice B. Walker served as Xavier University’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for 17 years. In October 2016, Dr. Walker assumed the role of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the school.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) is a fully-engaged pre-kindergarten – grade 12 learning community that enables students to engage at high levels spiritually, academically and socially.
Survival rates for most cancers are climbing, but a cancer diagnosis still carries an enormous impact for patients and their loved ones. Adding to the difficulty, patients often experience many unpleasant symptoms during or after their treatment.
Xavier University takes pride in being an institution in balance. A place where the old and the new harmoniously mingle; where state-of-the-art facilities are nestled beside historic buildings; where Jesuit Catholic values are applied to a diverse community; where the theoretical study of the humanities meets the practical needs of an innovative workforce and where students are educated with not only a goal to better their own lives, but a commitment to serve the wider community.
One of Hyde Park’s longest-standing landmarks, The Summit Country Day School, consistently innovates early childhood education.
In January of 2015 Dr. Sehi started Women Walking West, Inc., also known as W3, with the goal to help foreign-born women who are legally living in the U.S. achieve their educational goals with initiatives to overcome five major barriers: Language, social, cultural, academic and financial. The organization provides career counseling, tutoring, mentoring, internships and financial support.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) students receive a solid foundation of knowledge and hands-on experience through countless academic, curricular, and social opportunities. One class in particular, CHCA's Research and Leadership class, is uniquely positioning students for success in the essential fields of research and leadership.
The largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America is coming to Cincinnati Museum Center on November 11 in “Vikings: Beyond the Legend.”
The University of Cincinnati has been criticized for its lack of diversity but efforts are in the works to change the face of the university.
U.S. Bank is devoted to Cincinnati and all its promise through enriching business and community relationships. The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank provides investment, trust, banking and planning services for its clients and its advisors serve on numerous boards of community organizations in Greater Cincinnati. Those organizations receive donations, grants, scholarships and hands-on volunteer help from U.S. Bank leadership and employees. In 2015, the U.S. Bank Foundation provided $53 million in grants and contributions to nonprofit organizations. Community sponsorships and U.S. Bank employees gave 255,000 hours of volunteer time.
Cincinnati has a rich history of being an entrepreneurial city. With such major corporations and global players as Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Macy’s, the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, is as an integral source of creative power for these companies and other organizations and the city itself.
On February 2, Rob Richardson, Jr. was unanimously elected as Chair of the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees. At the age of 37, Richardson became the youngest person to ever serve as the head of UC’s trustees and is currently the youngest in the country to serve as chair among the nation’s research-intensive public universities.
Beech Acres employs a three-part approach to parenting: intentional, strength-based and mindful. “With the support of our generous donors, we’re creating a parenting movement, educating the community to foster an ideal environment in which our children will thrive,” says Mason. “Parents love their kids more than anything else and it’s our goal to equip them with the tools they need to discover their own unique path in parenting.”
A new exhibit at the Duke Energy Children’s Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center will turn it into a positive, whimsical experience for children – and their parents – by inviting guests to take a stroll into the human mouth. “Inside the Grin” is a gigantic anatomically accurate model of every tooth in the mouth. Upon its unveiling on April 30, children and adults can walk inside the model and explore a dentist’s office in a fun, non-threatening way.
Aquaponics is a marriage of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (soil-less growing of plants), thus growing fish and plants in an integrated self-sustaining system. The queen city's very own Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy's aquaponics program has been named as one of the top 10 programs in the U.S.
The Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund (CCPF) welcomed Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende to Cincinnati, OH to celebrate the game of chess.
On any given weekday, the population of Sharonville swells from about 13,500 to 39,000 due to an influx of people employed by a diverse array of businesses booming in this bustling burg. Sharonville’s Northern Lights District (NLD) – the city’s bright star in its ongoing successful revitalization saga – is set to become the meeting, athletic, performance and entertainment center of the region.
The historic Union Terminal restoration project is an enormous undertaking involving acres of masonry around the exterior that requires a matching level of expertise and leadership.
Liberty Bible Academy is a non-denominational private school with top-notch academics and rapidly growing co-curricular programs. But perhaps one of the most unique things about the school is the diversity exhibited within the student body. Each classroom is representative of a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, creating an open and welcoming atmosphere for all students.
Michael Hill runs a basketball camp for underprivileged youth that he started from scratch, helps individuals with job-related challenges find employment, takes care of his child and supports his wife while she attends graduate school. He’s not a superhero per se, but he’s definitely the kind of person Cincinnati needs. Hill didn’t just pop out of nowhere ready to take on the world. He accepted a full scholarship to Cincinnati Christian University and spent four years in the crucible, mastering skills, juggling responsibilities and working hard.
“Sharks have always been a guest favorite,” says Chad Showalter, Newport Aquarium’s marketing and communications manager. “And with nearly 50 sharks in the aquarium, we wanted to provide guests with a whole new way to experience them.”
These seventh graders are part of SHIEP (Seven Hills Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program), developed from Stanford University’s design-thinking model by Karen Glum, Science Department Chair and Innovation Lab Director. Glum took a long time researching best practices across the country before presenting the program to administration and staff. Seven Hills has integrated the SHIEP program into the seventh grade curriculum as part of their focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming.
The Aviator Flight Plan at Sycamore Community Schools helps students soar ahead by helping them make the connection between the classroom and their future at an earlier age.
Parents, teachers and physicians want to give children and young adults every advantage possible. That’s why they turn to the Cincinnati Center for Improved Communication.
The Xavier University student pledge reads, in part, “We will succeed in changing the world together. We act with integrity, justice and generosity. All for One and One for All.”
As a math specialist educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mrs. Sullivan is being intentional about how she teaches math from concrete, to pictorial, to abstract in a curriculum called Conceptual Math developed at The Summit’s Lower School.
Author Brian Wells is preparing to release the first book in The League and The Lantern series for 9-14 year-olds this May. The book is already receiving rave reviews, but to ensure it's a rip-roaring success additional funding is needed.
While many people see middle school as a challenge, Seven Hills head of Middle School Bill Waskowitz sees it as an opportunity.
Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) reaches out to the Greater Cincinnati region well beyond its urban campus in Over-the-Rhine. Community Education is its ambassador for a life of creativity providing a distinctive education for children, teens and adults by empowering them to embrace their artistic abilities.
The Lakota School District is at the center of the expanding Interstate 75 corridor between Dayton and Cincinnati. In fact, its strong reputation for a high-quality education is one of the reasons for the growth. An excellent public school district is a community asset.
Cincinnati Christian University is working to make an imprint on the area with its Center of Entrepreneurship, which launched on September 24. The Center of Entrepreneurship is a unique opportunity for students and community members specializing in all disciplines to attend extra-curricular classes on a wide variety of subjects detailing what it means to be an entrepreneur.
Great Oaks Career Campuses are among eight additional Career Centers statewide opening identical training centers this fall. Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion, Ohio has quickly became a leader in providing accreditation for high school and adult robotics manufacturing licensure.
Hope – along with state-of-the-science diagnostics and treatment services – is what the Lindner Center of HOPE is providing those suffering from addiction and substance use disorders with its new HOPE Center North.
One of Hyde Park’s longest-standing landmarks, The Summit Country Day School, this year celebrates 125 years of providing rigorous college preparatory education with a focus on character education.
Students and faculty of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA) have taken the expression “wake up and smell the coffee” to heart. What began two years ago as a mobile coffee cart has blossomed into a permanent, full-service coffee bar staffed by nearly 30 students. The Leaning Eagle serves as more than an added convenience for anyone attending, working or visiting upper school – it’s also a hands-on opportunity for students to learn business and entrepreneurial skills.
The National Education Association maintains that high quality early childhood education represents one of the best investments our country can make. Early learning programs at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati are seeing some exciting results. The Y is working with more than 600 children at 12 high quality early learning centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
DePaul Cristo Rey High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school with the unique goal of providing challenging courses available to low-income students who have the desire to continue their education. Every student can recite the school-wide goal: “All students will graduate from high school and college.”
One of the most diverse schools in Ohio, Sycamore High School is dedicated to empowering students on the foundations of respect, responsibility and opportunity. The four-year college preparatory school offers 34 student organizations, 24 athletic options and 223 courses including six global languages. The recent renovations are a testament to how the school’s educators continuously improve students’ learning circumstances.