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Expert on Multiage Education Comes to Immaculate Conception School

Immaculate Conception School is announcing that it will host a 3 day multiage workshop in mid-June presented by Dr. Sandra J. Stone.  Dr. Stone is an internationally renowned speaker and workshop leader who is the founder and director of the National Multiage Institute.  Dr. Stone’s resume is vast in the area of education using a Continuous Progress/multiage approach to learning.  She is a former multiage teacher and professor of Literacy and Early Childhood Education.  She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Creating a Multiage Classroom and Playing: A Kid’s Curriculum.  Dr. Stone has conducted multiage training workshops in the U.S., Canada, and in 16 countries in Europe, Asia, and South America and has been invited by the Minister of Education to transform all schools in the Netherlands Antilles to multiage education.  

Immaculate Conception School will be slowly implementing this style of education within the next 2 years into its classrooms in order to give students an education that is focused on the student and the student’s needs.  Continuous Progress Education is a student-centered curriculum in which students are taught at a level of readiness.  

The 3 day workshop will be held at Immaculate Conception School June 23-25 from 8 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.  This workshop is open to any interested educator at a cost of $25 per day.  To register for this workshop, please call the school at 419.341.3315.   Anyone interested in attending the parent/community presentation on June 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. is more than welcome.  This presentation will be held in the Immaculate Conception School gymnasium and there is no charge for this event.  Please feel free to call the school with any questions you may have about Dr. Sandra Stone’s visit.

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Magruder’s Diabetes Program Earns National Recognition

Magruder Hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program recently renewed their certification for National Recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

The outpatient program, which requires a physician referral, offers patients the skills they need to better manage their diabetes on their own.

The ADA reviewed and evaluated Magruder’s program by the National Standards earning them National Recognition.  "It really assures us that the education we offer is the best it can be for our diabetic patients,” said Kathy Buckingham, RD, LD, CDE,  Magruder’s Director of Nutritional Services and coordinator of the program. 

The ADA Education Recognition effort is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards. The program was originally awarded Education Recognition in September, 2007.

“We have a lot of patients who come in and are scared because they have just been diagnosed and aren’t sure of just how their life is going to change. They see our Nurse Diabetic Educator, Krista Jeffries, RN, CDE and myself and we are both Certified Diabetic Educators.  We help take away their fears and anxieties by giving them the tools they need to successfully manage diabetes on their own. This helps to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, and can cut down on acute and chronic complications,” said Buckingham.

For more information about Magruder’s Self-Management Education Program, call Kathy Buckingham at 419-734-3131 ext. 3544 or visit magruderhospital.com.

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Community invited to show support during Special Olympics Torch Run

The Ottawa County Board of D.D.’s Special Olympics Team will be participating in the Torch Run Sunday, June 22. The torch will be carried by a combination of law enforcement and Special Olympic athletes throughout the state of Ohio and will end in Columbus for the State Summer games.  

The first leg of the race will be at Put-In-Bay starting at 2 p.m. by the Miller Ferry. There will be a parade through the main streets and conclude at the Boardwalk Restaurant.  The second leg of the race will start at the Port Clinton Jefferson Street Dock at 5 p.m. and continue to 4th Street, Madison Street and throughout downtown Port Clinton and conclude at the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus #1750. 

The public is invited to support your local Special Olympics Athletes by lining the Put-In-Bay route at 2 p.m. or the Port Clinton route at 5 p.m.  Help us cheer on these local athletes as they make their way to Columbus!  If you are interested in volunteering or running in this event, please contact Amy Cantu at (567) 262-3122.

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