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Southdale Strong Community Event - April 25
Southdale Strong Community Event
Southdale Strong
Raising Awareness One Step at a Time
Friday, April 25th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Kids Fun Run starts at 6:00 pm
5K Walk/Run starts at 6:30 pm
Southdale Elementary 1200 Dorothy Lane

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Students Participating in After-School Cooking Classes

Students in the 7th grade at Kettering and Van Buren middle schools are participating in a unique after-school program, thanks to a grant from Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and Wright State University College of Education.

Seventh graders interested in learning how to create healthy snacks and meals are taking after-school cooking classes that will be held in the KMS Cafeteria. The student cooks will attende three classes and will then prepare a full dinner for their parents to enjoy during the final class on April 28.


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Fairmont Industries Taking Pre-Orders for Annual Plant Sale

The Fairmont Industries Annual Plant Sale is back, just in time for spring. Fairmont Industries is accepting pre-orders through April 24th for its Annual Plant Sale. Get your pre-order forms by clicking here. Completed forms can be dropped off in the main office at Fairmont High School by end-of-day on April 24th.

The Annual Plant Sale will be held from May 5-9 on the East Lawn (facing Shroyer Road) at Fairmont High School from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Fairmont Industries is once again teaming up with Stockslegers Greenhouse and Garden Center to offer gardeners beautiful, high-quality flowering, vegetable, herb and potted plants, as well as hanging baskets. Whether you’re looking for that splash of color for your garden or you want to attract butterflies and humming birds to your yard, the Fairmont Industries Annual Plant Sale will have what you need. 

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Summer School Info for Middle and High School Students
Registration is now taking place for high school and middle school students for Summer School 2014. The summer school options the Kettering City Schools offer for high school students is on-site U.S. Government, on-Site Physical Education, and Online U.S. Government. There are also options for Kettering Virtual Learning Academy (KVLA). High School students can register for any of these classes with Peggy Studebaker, clerical assistant, in the main office at Fairmont High School.
Current 8th graders at Kettering Middle School and Van Buren Middle School who will be attending the high school next year can sign up for Physical 

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On-line Registration Open for Kettering Safety Village

On-line registration for Kettering Safety Village is now open. Children ages 5 and 6 are eligible to register for Safety Village. This is a fun, hands-on way for children to learn about all aspects of safety -- from personal and fire safety to seat belt and school bus safety to understanding traffic signs and signals.

Sponsored by the Dor-Wood Optimist Club and operated by the City of Kettering Engineering Safety Section, Safety Village will have four sessions, beginning on June 2.


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