GPA: B-C-S announces new dates for kindergarten screening

Press Staff Writer

        Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools has rescheduled kindergarten screening for Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Thursday, Aug. 6. The district’s plan for screening will be approved by the Ottawa County Department of Health to protect all students, families, and staff.
        In order to be eligible for a kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Aug. 1. All kindergarten students should be screened and registered to begin the school year.
        Parents or guardians who have a child that will be beginning kindergarten this fall should call the R.C. Waters Elementary School office at 419-898-6219 to make a screening appointment.
Imagination Station on-site, virtual camps
        Summer camps are back at Imagination Station Toledo.
        Campers ages 6-13 are invited to join counselors at the science center for brand new programs designed to inspire creativity and challenge and expand growing minds. Camps include:
        • Super Splatter Science: Mega Messy Mash-Up, July 6-10, July 13-17 and July 20-24. Imagination Station has combined all of its favorite ooey gooey, majorly messy science experiments into one spectacular camp. From slime to rockets and foam to fizzing, campers are sure to have a messy good time.
        • Make. Code. Create, July 27-31; Aug. 3-7; Aug. 10-14. Curious minds want to know how the science center builds its exhibits. During a week full of creativity, construction and fun, campers will explore circuitry, make parts move and code robots and micro bits. Then they will use everything that they learned to create an exhibit prototype.
        Virtual camp
        Don’t want to leave the house?  Register for Imagination Station’s virtual summer camp that bring science experiments, challenges and excitement to you!
        • Camp Code! Virtual! – July 6-10, July 13-17 and July 20-24.  The digital series teaches campers to program their own games, interactive stories and animations. Campers need only a computer, internet connection and imagination.
        Campers will begin their day interacting virtually with each other and Imagination Station’s camp counselors for 90-minutes before tackling their daily design.
        Log on to to register. Imagination Station Summer Camps are presented by Jerl Machine, Inc. and sponsored by BP.
        Social distance guidelines have closed the door on summer camps this year, but Erie Shores Council is opening a virtual window with Camp-To-Go! – an interactive virtual day camp for Cub Scouts and non-scouts ages 5-10.           All campers need is an electronic device with internet access and a small list of supplies, including scissors, glue, crayons and markers. The Council will provide everything else in the Camp-To-Go! kit.
        The camp experience includes four hours of daily programming with a mixture of live, on-demand and self-guided activities delivered through Google Classroom. Topics include nature, camping, games, health and safety, scout skills, STEM and more.
        Week-long sessions of Camp-To-Go, each with a unique content tailored to the camper’s age group, are scheduled June 29-July 3, July 6-10 and July 13-17.
        Registration for each week is $65 per camper, with discounts available for multiple weeks and siblings. Each camp session includes:
        • A minimum of 15 activities.
        • Age-specific virtual den meetings with friends.
        • Five “live” virtual activities.
        • Supplies needed for activities (included in kit).
        • Special access to Camp Miakonda for individual family-only hikes and adventures.
        • Access to Camp-to-Go! Shooting Sports Day when Camp Miakonda reopens.
        • T-shirt, patch and re-useable grocery bag.
        • Color-changing cup.
        The goal of Camp-To-Go! is to engage kids with the outdoors, help them stay connected to each other, provide enrichment activities that are vital to their development, and to have fun. Learn more or register online at
Free sports physicals
        ProMedica Wood County School Consortium Health Clinics will provide free sports physicals to all student athletes within Wood County. Students need not have to be a consortium member to get a physical.
        To schedule an appointment at the Bowling Green Clinic, 1180 N. Main St., Suite 5, call 419-315-1225. To schedule an appointment at the ProMedica Bay Park Clinic, 2751 Bay Park Dr., call 419-690-7611.
        Physicals will also be offered at the Eastwood Bus Garage July 14 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Terra State awarded  $1 million grant
        As part of the Job Corps Scholars Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Terra State Community College received $1,186,700 that will go toward providing at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities and individualized employment counseling.
        The college plans to partner with the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) to provide free tuition for career technical training. Career coaches will provide intensive personal and career counseling services to support and facilitate completion of the program. Employment counseling services will be provided, including a 12-month follow-up period of employment services, which incorporates assistance in enrolling into an apprenticeship program and/or job placement.
        “Employment is critical in building economic stability," GLCAP President/CEO Ruthann House said. “The at-risk young adults who complete this program will gain the skills they need to earn a living, as well as become important contributors to a community and economy that will benefit from their talents and abilities."
        Students in the program will have 12 months in career technical training followed by 12 months of employment counseling services upon completion of the program. It will begin in the Fall 2020 semester.
Registration open
        Registration is under way for “Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Virtual Conference,” being presented online by Ohio Sea Grant, The Ohio State University and USDA.
        Research and outreach leaders will highlight current scientific knowledge related to algal blooms, present findings from recent studies and identify important areas of uncertainty Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
        The conference is free to attend, but registration is required to receive log-in information for the WebEx event. Registration closes Sept. 1.
        Visit for more details.


The Press

The Press
1550 Woodville Road
Millbury, OH 43447

(419) 836-2221

Email Us

Facebook Twitter

Ohio News Media Association