Finances on solid ground
At its Jan. 7 reorganizational meeting, the Aurora Board of Education approved its general fund alternative tax budget for fiscal year 2014, which runs from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
The budget indicates that the district expects to go into fiscal 2014 with a $4.5 million cash balance. Total revenues are anticipated to be about $32.35 million and total expenditures $30.76, thus carrying an unencumbered balance of $5.71 million into fiscal 2015.
After-prom panel to meet
The Aurora High School after-prom committee will meet Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the senior room. Everyone is welcome to help plan the event.
Ski sessions have begun
The Harmon and Aurora High School ski clubs opened the season Jan. 4 and will continue Jan. 11 and 25 and Feb. 1 and 8 weather permitting. Those using bus transportation will ski from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
High school members not using the bus will ski from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Those members who own their own equipment should be aware that there is no storage corral this year, and they are advised to get a lock for equipment.
Call Lauren McMahon at 330-954-2268 if you have questions.
Bowling to begin Jan. 17
Do the Right Thing! Bowling Club at Harmon School starts Jan. 17. The cost is $25 for five weeks of bowling. Students can pick up permission forms in the office or at lunch. The club is limited to the first 50 students who bring in payments with permission slips.
Yearbook orders are due
Leighton students who would like to order a yearbook should fill out the form and return it and the $10 fee (make check payable to Lifetouch) to their teacher. Orders will be accepted until Jan. 10. Students must order now to receive a book in May when they arrive. There will not be any extra books available after that.
Seton plans open house
Seton Catholic School in Hudson will host an open house Jan. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. for the community.
Participants can meet the faculty, visit classrooms and tour the building on Stow Road south of the Ohio Turnpike. The school houses students in kindergarten to eighth grade.
For details or to schedule a personal tour, call Pat Fitz at 330-342-4200 ext. 226 or email email@example.com.
NEOMED grads fare well
on license examinations
Graduates of the class of 2012 at the College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University did well on recent licensure exams.
The 2012 graduates scored higher than average on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination and Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination.
Graduates must pass the national board exams to become licensed pharmacists. The recent graduating class of NEOMED pharmacists achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on the NAPLEX, a 98 percent first-time pass rate on the in-state MPJE and a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the out-of-state MPJE.
At the national level, the NAPLEX first-time pass rate averaged at 97 percent and the MPJE first-time pass rate averaged at 94 percent.
Results were released by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and reflect exams taken between May 1 and Aug. 31 by 60 of the College of Pharmacy's 66 graduates for the NAPLEX and 62 of the 66 graduates for the MPJE. Of the 62 graduates who took the MPJE, 47 took the in-state exam and 15 took the out-of-state exam.
Class trips info is given
A parents meeting for the sohomore class trip to Chicago will be Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Students and parents are encouraged to attend. Also, final payments for the junior class trip to New York City are due Jan. 14 at 7:15 a.m in the varsity gym. Total cost is $284.