Space available

in aviation academy

Space is available in the week-long Aviation Career Exploration Academy for incoming 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders from Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge and Woodridge.

In addition to a "flyover" at the Kent State University airport, each day students tour an aviation-related worksite to talk to professionals and hear about careers in the airlines, government, military and airport management.

This opportunity is available thanks to a partnership between the Six District Educational Compact and Kent State University's College of Technology Division of Aeronautics.

Offered from June 11 to 15, students will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at KSU's Van Deusen Hall. The cost is $175, which includes speakers, instruction, bus transportation, visits, "flyover" and a T-shirt. Seats are still available. Contact high school guidance offices or call the Compact office at 330-655-2247 for more information.

"Kent State is one of a select group of universities with its own airport. Aviation is the most popular major in the School of Technology," explained Dr. Isaac Richmond Nettey, director of aeronautics at KSU. "This is an outstanding way to introduce 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders to the exciting world of aviation, so they can see for themselves the kind of careers open to them in the 21st century."

The Six District Educational Compact provides career programs, services and resources for Stow-Munroe Falls, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Tallmadge and Woodridge school districts.

Bulldog Academic Camp registration open

Registration is open for Bulldog Academic Camp, which will take place July 2 to 26 at Kimpton Middle School, 380 N. River Road in Munroe Falls.

Classes will be from 9 a.m. until noon, Mondays through Thursdays, excluding July 4. Classes offered are: kindergarten reading; first- to sixth-grade reading; and first- to sixth-grade math.

The cost is $75 per class. Registration forms will be sent home with students.

Registration forms and fees must be received no later than June 25. Checks should be made payable to Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools and included with the registration form. A full refund will be made only if the class is canceled. Transportation to and from Kimpton is the responsibility of the parents. Registration forms can be sent to the elementary school office or to Lakeview Intermediate.

For information about Bulldog Academic Camp, call Kim Lockhart, at Lakeview Intermediate School, at 330-689-5250.

Mulch Mania raises funds for students

The Stow-Munroe Falls High School Athletic Booster Club and the Stow-Munroe Falls Band Parents Association are hosting the second annual Mulch Mania fundraiser.

The cost of double-shredded hardwood mulch is $25 per yard, with a minimum order of 5 yards.

The mulch can be spread by students for an additional $12 per yard. Money raised from the students spreading the mulch benefits those students' teams directly.

Profits from the mulch sales will be evenly distributed to the booster clubs.

Order forms can be obtained by calling Tom Harrell at 330-673-3283 or Clay Weitzel at 330-650-0099. Those interested in obtaining an order form also can send an e-mail to