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Beavertown Named a 'School of Promise'

Congratulations to Beavertown Elementary School, which has been recognized as a 2014 "School of Promise" by the Ohio Department of Education.

Beavertown Principal, Mike Kozarec and his staff and students hosted State Superintendent of Instruction Dr. Richard Ross and Ohio School Board Vice President Tom Gunlock for a visit to the school October 29th, where Dr. Ross announced that Beavertown is one of only 98 schools across the state to earn the "School of Promise" designation.

In his comments during the assembly, Dr. Ross acknowledged that he was impressed by the attendance of parents, board members, city leaders and business leaders - in addition to the students and staff members --  who were all on-hand to see the unveiling of Beavertown's "School of Promise" banner. "It is wonderful to see parents and teachers here and to have such great representation from your city and from your board of education," noted Dr. Ross. "When you have this kind of community support, you are going to have successful schools."

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Parking for Friday's Football Game

With Friday night being Halloween and a home football game for the Firebirds, the school district is joining the City of Kettering in helping to spread the word that there will be limited street parking in the neighborhoods around the stadium the evening of October 31st, and football fans are encouraged to park at Fairmont High School, the Kettering Government Center or Town & Country Shopping Center for the game.

In an effort to keep all of our little ghosts and goblins safe while they are trick-or-treating, street parking will be limited to one side on the streets that surround Roush Stadium, from Bromfield Rd. south to Stroop Road. Please help us get the word out to those who may be attending the game that there will be parking available at Fairmont, the Government Center and Town & Country...and all are just a short walk to the stadium. 

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Prospective Student Open House

As Kettering non-public eighth graders begin to explore their high school options, we would like to take this opportunity to invite them to a special, Kettering Fairmont High School Open House. 

In Kettering, we are blessed to have great public and private schools. Our goal is to give students and parents accurate information to make the best decision for each family. We are offering two Open House dates to choose from:  October 24th from 9-11 a.m. and/or October 30th from 7-9 p.m. in Fairmont’s Recital Hall.

This event is intended for Kettering residents who have attended Private Schools. We will have an 8th Grade Parent night in the spring for our Van Buren and KMS students.

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Nationally Known A Capella Group in Concert at Fairmont

The nationally known a cappella group Street Corner Symphony, a finalist on the second season of NBC’s The Sing-Off, returns to Kettering Saturday, November 8th, for an all-day a cappella festival and a 7 p.m. public concert in the Trent Arena.

The six-man group, based in Nashville, features Kettering native Kurt Zimmerman on vocal percussion. Zimmerman, who graduated from Kettering Fairmont in 2012, was a three-year member of the acclaimed Fairmont a cappella group Eleventh Hour. Besides Zimmerman, Street Corner Symphony includes brothers Jeremy, Jonathan and Richie Lister, along with Adam Chance and Mark McLemore. Their repertoire covers a wide range from Gospel and barbershop to rock and pop.

Street Corner Symphony last performed in Kettering at Fraze Pavilion in August 2013, just a month after releasing Southern Autumn Nostalgia, their first album of all original music. Their YouTube performance of “Misty Mountains” from The Hobbit has more than 400,000 views, and their cover of Lorde’s hit song “Royals” has logged more than 75,000.

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Greenmont Kicks Off 'Walk to School Wednesdays'
Greenmont Elementary School picked the perfect day to kick off its weekly "Walk to School Wednesdays" initiative when it joined school children across the world in participating in "International Walk to School Day" on Wednesday, October, 8th. 
This special day, always held in October, was started as a way to galvanize support for walking (and now biking, as well) to school. Because most of its students walk or bike to school, Greenmont took 

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