Harmon productions set
"The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Ever After: A Musical" will be this year's Harmon School musical performed Feb. 7-8 in the high school auditorium.
"The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood" gives a rare chance to hear the story from the wolf's point of view, proving there are two sides to every story.
"The Ever After: A Musical" is a parody of daytime television that tries to see if time really does heal all wounds. Cinderella and her stepsisters, along with Snow White and the Evil Queen, are reacquainted in the funny fractured fairy tale.
The curtain will rise at 7 p.m.
Fussner is AHS's rep on
Portage Co.'s Teen Board
Kelly Fussner, an Aurora High School senior, is serving as a representative on the Portage County Teen Board this year.
Her parents are Craig and Julie Fussner of Aurora. At school, she has been captain of the swim team and has been involved with University Swim Club, National Honor Society and youth group.
She has been on the high honor roll and has earned honors in French, swimming and academics.
Her hobbies include athletics and performing arts, swimming, singing, dancing and marching band. After high school, Kelly plans to attend a four-year college and then go on to graduate school.
Heinen's aids the schools
Area residents can aid the Aurora schools by shopping at Heinen's Supermarkets.
As a member of Heinen's Tasteful Reward Program, when a person shops at Heinen's money is donated to the Harmon-High School and Elementary PTOs through the ABC school donation program.
Up to 1 percent of qualified purchases made from September to April are donated to the schools by Heinen's.
Residents should visit www.heinensreward.com to participate. Residents must sign up each year.
Excel TECC info planned
The Mayfield High School Excel TECC Opportunity Day/Night will take place Jan. 31. During the day, 10th-grade students from consortium schools, including Aurora, will visit as a field trip. In the evening, parents/guardians and students can attend a presentation at 7, meet teachers and get information about programs and visit displays and classrooms from 7:30 to 8:30.
For more detailed information and forms, visit www.mayfieldschools.org.
AHS parents forum set
The next Aurora High School parents communication forum will be Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. in the media center. High school class scheduling will be discussed.
Highlights meeting nears
Eighth-grade girls at Harmon School who are interested in becoming a 2013-14 Aurora Highlight dance line member should attend a meeting Feb. 5 at 3:15 p.m. in AHS Room 113. The meeting should be over by 4 p.m. Tryouts will be Feb. 19-22 in the Harmon commons. Those who have questions should contact Karen Myers.
KSU signs an agreement
with area national park
Kent State University has signed a memorandum of understanding with he National Park Service providing for enhanced collaboration in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The agreement calls for collaborative projects and joint research primarily focused on geology, biology, hydrology and educational programs, according to Todd Diacon, KSU's senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
"There have been informal discussions between scientists at the park and Kent State faculty for a long time, but over the past two years we really started to strength the relationship and deepen the ties to the park," Diacon said.
The theme of the collaboration is "The River We Share," named because the Cuyahoga River flows through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Kent, creating a physical connection between the areas.
The new agreement will mean expanded internship opportunities for KSU students. Past collaborations between KSU and the CVNP have involved the Department of Biology, Wick Poetry Center and School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences.
Learn about eating fish
Area residents are invited to a "Science Reads" program Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center ballroom at Hiram College featuring Paul Greenberg.
He will discuss his book, "Four Fish," which examines the changing role of fish in our diets and environment, with focus on salmon, sea bass, cod and tuna.
Free copies of the book will be given away. The talk is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. For details, visit www.hiramedu/science-reads.
Writers going to regional
The following Harmon School Power of the Pen team members will compete in regional competition Feb. 23 at Kent State University: eighth-graders -- Hannah Wilk, Brooke Kozar, Sarah Zhang, Sarah Smith, Lydia Holman and Kathryn Slates; seventh-graders -- Sammi Friedler, Quinlan Custodio, Hanna Duncan, Avery McMaster and Emily Killian.