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Tallmadge High School

Hidden in Plain Sight, an awareness program for parents and other adults, will be offered Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Tallmadge High School Rotunda, 140 N. Munroe Road.

The program is presented by the Bath and Copley Police Departments and assisted by the Tallmadge Police Department, Tallmadge Council PTA and Tallmadge City Schools, features an interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenagers bedroom containing more than 150 items which may be indicative of risky behaviors.

Topics of discussion, accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation, include substance use, violence, eating disorders, juvenile crime, technology, risky games/challenges, and more.

For more information, contact Christeen Parsons at neptune@neo.rr.com. Make reservations by contacting Parsons at the same email address.

For scheduled dates of additional exhibits, visit www.bathtownship.org or www.copley.oh.us.

Leaders In Action announce "Drop and Date" event on Feb. 14. Parents are invited to drop off their children at the high school between 6 and 8:30 p.m. while they go out and enjoy a Valentine's Day date.

A group of THS Leaders In Action students will be on hand to lead the children in supervised activities, including watching a G-rated movie, playing games and making crafts. Children of all ages will be accepted, as long as they are potty trained.

While there is no charge for this service, Leaders In Action will accept donations at the sign-in table. All proceeds will go directly to Tallmadge High School's Relay For Life team to support the fight against cancer.

Parents are asked to park in the staff lot and escort their children in through the auditorium entrance.

For more information, contact Heather Prazer, THS guidance counselor, at 330-633-5505 or at prazer.heather@tallmadgeschools.org.

Tallmadge Middle School

The TMS staff Relay For Life Team will host a pinball tournament for all students in the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grades.

Students donate $5 apiece to participate and compete for four days during their academy time.

Jennie Perdue will organize the event, which will feature prizes being awarded to the winning team in each grade. The tournament will begin the week of Feb. 10. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

The annual Cooking Contest is scheduled for Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the TMS cafeteria. All students who wish to submit a recipe for the contest should have their forms turned in by Feb. 13. For anyone looking for more information, a second flier will be sent home Feb. 10 with students.

An eighth-grade orientation has been scheduled for Feb. 27 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Tallmadge High School auditorium.

Attendees will receive information on the high school, including procedures, curriculum and scheduling, and student involvement opportunities such as groups, clubs, and athletics. Student-led tours will also be featured.

All current eighth-grade students and parents who will be attending the high school next year are invited

February -- The Butter Braids and Cookie Dough fundraiser will kick off on Feb. 21 with sale dates Feb.. 25 through March 10. Pickup will be April 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Munroe. Visit the website at www.stollerfundraising.com. Profits from the sale will be credited to fifth-graders to reduce their fees to attend Camp Fitch in sixth grade. Profits for third- and fourth-grade students will go into the PTA general fund to help pay for PTA events throughout the year.

Board nominations

It's that time of year again when each school needs to look for officers to serve on the PTA boards. Anyone interested in serving on the PTA Boards for either Munroe Elementary or Tallmadge Middle School are asked to contact Becky Haupt at 330-633-4384 or at rhaupt@brous.

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