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Jobs and job training for West End Residents

 News  admin  02-Sep-2015  0  666 reads
Jobs and job training for West End Residents

The West End Community Council would like to invite all West End residents who are looking for a job, or are interested in learning new skills, to our next Community Council Meeting:

When: Tuesday, September 15, 6 PM
Where: Carl H. Lindner YMCA,
1425 Linn Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214

We'll be...

Installation of the 2015 West End Community Council

 News  admin  18-Aug-2015  0  878 reads
Installation of the 2015 West End Community Council

On July 21st, 2015,  David Mann, Cincinnati Vice Mayor, installed newly elected officers of the West End Community Council. Also present was State Representative Christie Kuhns.

The new officers are:

The new President is Keith Blake.  

The new Vice President is Dave Petersen.  

The new Recording...

UC President Santa Ono Donates $25,000 to West End School ...

 News  admin  24-Jun-2015  0  895 reads
UC President Santa Ono Donates $25,000 to West End School and Non-Profit

As reported by the press, University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono has once again turned down his yearly bonus, this time asking that his $200,000 bonus instead be given to 14 scholarships and charities.

The West End neighborhood will also benefit from his generosity, as a local school and a...

UC President Santa Ono visits Hays-Porter Elementary to ...

 News  admin  24-Jun-2015  0  1047 reads
UC President Santa Ono visits Hays-Porter Elementary to read for the kids

Dr. Santa Ono, President of the University of Cincinnati, is a huge supporter of kids learning how to read! 

Together with Brent Cooper, a business leader and President/Owner of C-Forward, is a co-chair of the Read On! campaign

The "All Stars Read On!" campaign, also organized by Ono and Cooper,...

Hays-Porter Elementary School hosts Code.org Training

 News  admin  09-Jun-2015  0  1107 reads
Hays-Porter Elementary School hosts Code.org Training

Hays-Porter Elementary School hosted today, June 9, 2015, a "train the trainer" workshop for teachers & volunteers to teach computer science to K-5 kids, provided by Code.org

Code.org has developed an elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless...

Summer Enrichment Program started @ Hays Porter

 News  admin  05-Jun-2015  0  1436 reads
Summer Enrichment Program started @ Hays Porter

Families Forward started on June 2, 2015, the Summer Enrichment Program at Hays Porter Elementary School

One of classes is "Introduction to Computers" at two levels: one for kids in Grade 1-2, and and one with kids in Grade 5-6

Enrichment programs increase grade-level promotion, graduation...

Hays Porter's computer classes featured on Channel 5 ...

 News  admin  26-May-2015  0  1954 reads
Hays Porter's computer classes featured on Channel 5 TV (May 25, 2015)

In a wonderfull report "Connecting kids and computers: Learning to codeTodd Dykes from Channel 5 TV station reported about the coding initiatives taking place currently in two local schools in the Greater Cincinnati area, one of them being West End's own Hays Porter Elementary School

Local...

After-school Computer Training @ Hays Porter Elementary ...

 News  admin  26-May-2015  0  724 reads
After-school Computer Training @ Hays Porter Elementary School (May 18, 2015)

After spending several weeks on getting familiar with coding, using the tools from www.code.org, the last couple of weeks the students spent on learning how to use computers to stimulate their creativity.

The excersizes involved creating music and drawing a painting.

The goal is to expose students...

Graduation Celebration @ Taft IT High School (May 21, 2015)

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Graduation Celebration @ Taft IT High School (May 21, 2015)

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the Taft Information Technology High School celebrated the graduation of Class 2015!

The students shared their dreams for the future, as well as their education plans. 

Congratulation to the graduating seniors and good luck! 

More pictures are in our Photo...

Career Fair @ Hays Porter Elementary School (May 15, 2015)

 News  admin  26-May-2015  0  1199 reads
Career Fair @ Hays Porter Elementary School (May 15, 2015)

Hays-Porter Elementary School organized on Friday, May 15, a fantastic Career Fair for its students.

Congratulations to the Principal Ms. McClain and the whole school staff, especially Mr. Griffith Keir, who was leading the organization of the event, for the wonderful work they did!

Special...

Talent Show @ Taft IT High School (May 12, 2015)

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Talent Show @ Taft IT High School (May 12, 2015)

On May 12, 2015, Taft Information Technology High School organized its first ever "Talent Show"!

And they have proved that indeed, there is a LOT of talent in the school!

Congratulations to all organizers and to all the students who participated! 

Mare pictures in our Photo Gallery


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Fine Arts Gala @ Taft IT High School (May 14, 2015)

 News  admin  26-May-2015  0  619 reads
Fine Arts Gala @ Taft IT High School (May 14, 2015)

Just two days after its very successful  "Talent Show" , Taft Information Technology High School presented on May 14, 2015, a "Fine Arts Gala" event, presenting art work created by the student. 

The school transformed itself for few hours into one huge Art Gallery, with hundreds of art items on...

West End Volunteer wins the 2015 CPS Education Pinnacle ...

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West End Volunteer wins the 2015 CPS Education Pinnacle Award

On May 7, 2015, the Cincinnati Board of Education announced that a West End volunteer, Michael Beck, has won the 2015 CPS Education Pinnacle Award

Michael Beck is chairing the Education Committee on the West End Community Council, and is volunteering in both Hays Porter Elementary School and...

Taft IT High School student wins Cincinnati Youth Award

 News  admin  21-May-2015  0  5118 reads
Taft IT High School student wins Cincinnati Youth Award

(Photo: courtesy of Andria Carter)

Cincinnati West End's Taft Information Technology High School celebrates another win of one of its students!

After Ayriq Sims, a senior at Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School was chosen to receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Children's Defense...

The "West End IT Team" at UC IT EXPO

 News  admin  14-Apr-2015  0  1346 reads
The "West End IT Team" at UC IT EXPO

The "West End IT Team" that included students from both Hays Porter Elementary School and Taft Information Technology High School participated at the UC IT EXPO, representing the West End neighborhood! This was the first time that both schools were together as one team!

A big "Thank You" to the...

Taft IT High School Student is 'Beating the Odds'

 News  admin  14-Apr-2015  0  985 reads
Taft IT High School Student is 'Beating the Odds'

Congratulations to Ayriq Sims, a senior at Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School who was chosen to receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Children's Defense Fund for 'beating the odds.' The CDF Beat the Odds scholarship and leadership development program recognizes extraordinary high...

UC Students helping with "Code for Kids" @ Hays ...

 News  admin  08-Apr-2015  0  993 reads
UC Students helping with "Code for Kids" @ Hays Porter Elementary School

Several UC students have been helping kids from Hays Porter Elementary School to learn how to program computers. They study at UC computer science, so this was a perfect match for them to share their expertise with the Hays Porter students.

This week, the kids were learning basics of JavaScript...

UC IT Summer Camp Presentation @ Taft IT High School (March ...

 News  admin  28-Mar-2015  0  1166 reads
UC IT Summer Camp Presentation @ Taft IT High School (March 26, 2015)

On Thursday, March 26th, Taft IT High School students participated in an orientation meeting about the upcoming DITLE Summer Camp at UC, with Rebekah Michael, the Director of this program.

The meeting was opened by Ms. Beamon from Taft IT High School, who is the Taft's coordinator for this...

Taft IT High School starts first interviews of their ...

 News  admin  18-Mar-2015  0  1107 reads
Taft IT High School starts first interviews of their customers for Web Development

Taft IT High School students conducted their first "customer interview" with Mr. Payne, for whom they will be developing a brand new Website. 

Requirements gathering is an essential part of any project and project management, and by working on a real-life Web project, the students are learning...

Celebrating International Pi Day (Saturday, March 14th)

 News  admin  18-Mar-2015  0  913 reads
Celebrating International Pi Day (Saturday, March 14th)

Last Saturday, March 14th, was a very special day, as it was most accurate Pi Day of the entire 21st century. 

Pi Day is celebrated every March 14 in honor of the mathematical constant pi. The symbol used by mathematicians to represent the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is the...

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