Protecting the rights of Ohioans

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved two nominees to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals with a proven record of fighting to strip Ohioans of their rights: Eric Murphy and Chad Readler. Both of their records are too extreme for Ohio, and I will keep fighting against giving these judges a lifetime appointment.

Kindergartners celebrate 100 days of school

When you are five years old and in kindergarten, 100 is a big deal. Since the beginning of the school year, kindergarten classes throughout the Huber Heights City School District have been counting the days they have been in school. Students have added markers to ten frames, links on chains, and numbers on number lines as a way to keep track of the number of days they have been in school. While documenting the number of days, students have also been counting by ones, fives, and tens, creating number sentences, and answering number related questions. When the number finally reached 100, it was time for a celebration.

Accepting each other’s senior moments

My husband and I gave each other special gifts for Valentine’s Day. It was acceptance of one another’s senior moments.

Living with children

There is “parenting” and then there is bringing up, rearing, or raising children. The difference is night and day; so are the outcomes, short- and long-term, to all concerned, meaning every single one of us.

Preschool to hold info meeting, open house

Research shows children who attend preschool programs are better prepared for kindergarten than those who do not. We are fortunate in Huber Heights to have an “Integrated Preschool Program” located at Studebaker that has been awarded a five star rating from the State of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education. Our district’s “Integrated Preschool Program” is designed to provide early intervention and educational services to children; age’s three to five, with an identified disability.

Politeness ‘virtually’ disappearing

For a long time, I’ve been concerned about the erosion of civility and courtesy in our world. I don’t see it so much in day-to-day, real-people interactions, although it is starting to creep upward, in my opinion. It drives me a little bit crazy when people don’t remove hats at sporting events for the National Anthem, or in restaurants.

Let’s make sure a government shutdown never happens again

The American people have experienced yet another government shutdown, and the results were what they always are: financial hardship for federal employees who were furloughed or forced to work without pay and for small businesses that couldn’t get paid for government work they were doing, and the curtailing of taxpayer services like food inspections and IRS helplines.

Building on Dr. King’s legacy

As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we must remember that Dr. King was martyred while fighting for the rights of sanitation workers in Memphis.

Program of Studies is valuable tool

The 2019 - 2020 Program of Studies for Weisenborn and Wayne High School students (grades 7 - 12) has been approved by the Huber Heights City Schools Board of Education and is now available on our school district’s website. The Program of Studies is designed to assist both students in grades 7 through 12 and their parents as they begin to plan the classes which will be taken each year leading to graduation and post-graduation options.

Read the fine print

For most of my adult life, I’ve encountered written instructions that are either overly-obvious or just beg to be disobeyed. This is why, despite a sign that clearly indicates wet paint, I’ve walked away with paint on my fingers, or (in one disastrous instance), the seat of my pants.