Marysville schools will hold kindergarten registration in March.

Marysville schools will hold kindergarten registration in March.

Parents of children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 are asked to call the district administration office at (937) 644-8105 or e-mail KdgReg@marysville to schedule an appointment.

The district will continue to offer its two current kindergarten programs for the 2009-2010 school year. These include: an all-day, two days a week with alternating Wednesdays program -- in all elementary buildings -- at no cost; and the all-day, every day program that is tuition-based and housed only at Northwood Elementary School (regardless of school of residency).

Superintendent Larry Zimmerman said the district has received questions about the all-day, every day kindergarten for all children proposed recently by Gov. Ted Strickland. He said that there is currently no timetable for its implementation.

District director of elementary curriculum Carla Steele said that the earlier parents call to set up their registration appointment, the better, especially for the all-day, every day program, which is filled primarily on a first-come, first-served basis. She said the date and time of a call or e-mail to schedule an appointment will be used to determine the order a child's name is placed on the enrollment list.

The number of classes for the all-day, every day program is determined by each group of 22-25 students who enroll.

The completion of an intent form and $75 non-refundable commitment fee will be required at the scheduled appointment time for this program.

Administrative assistant Kristy Rowland said there are a number of forms parents will need to register their child, including an official birth certificate, immunization records, custody papers if applicable, and a current utility bill for proof of residency.

Parents will be given more information at the time of their call to schedule an appointment.

Zimmerman said the district currently has 400 students in kindergarten this year and expects approximately 420 in the fall.

- Jim Fischer

KT Bruner, Danika Moore and Allie Mazza, participants in Ohio Hi-Point Career Center's Teaching Professions Academy, recently attended the Future Educators of America National Conference in Denver.

The students participate in the program at the school's satellite location in Marysville.

Bruner, Moore and Mazza presented a session titled "Hot Buttons," focusing on diversity, twice during the conference.

Students also attended breakout sessions and heard speakers, while also networking with other future educators from across the country.

The Marysville High School mock trial team of seniors Jenny Applegate and Sam Ripley and juniors Caitlin Reardon, Nick Pratt, Jessica Holland, Jenna Moulton, Hilary Daniels and Clayton Brown has advanced to the state finals, to be held March 5 in Columbus.

Adviser Richard Smith said the school had four mock trial teams competing at the district level, with two advancing to regional competition. MHS teams have won nine of 12 trials in which they have participated, and students have won 18 of 24 special awards presented at the contests.