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Bellevue May Turn to Students to Help After Senior Services Closes

The closure of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky (SSNK) was discussed at the Bellevue School Board meeting this week during a visit by Mayor Ed Riehl. The city, Riehl said, has taken over the Meals on Wheels program previously handled by SSNK, and the mayor may return to the board to ask for help with a program to involve the city's youth in helping local seniors.

Perhaps that program would assist seniors with home repairs and yard work.

Superintendent Robb Smith liked the idea. "Let us know," he told the mayor. "We have about 60 students who have a three hour window on Fridays."

Some students in the high school who take college courses in the morning have time in the afternoon before school is out, and Smith said that several of the students would be glad to help out if the mayor can organize a program.

Other notes:

It was announced that the Bellevue High School band took first place in its class in a band contest two weeks ago.

Janis Winbigler, Director of Support Services, reported that they were able to buy 30 new laptops for the high school and they just arrived Wednesday before the meeting. They also have 10 new iPads for the elementary school.

"Our technology should be getting better and better," she concluded.

Both the elementary and the high school announced that they will be having a Veteran's Day program on November 11, and invited veterans to come to the program.

Finally, several students were honored for their Tiger Spirit. Hunter Swope, Mackenzie Craig, Austin Glover, Autumn Ryan, Gabby Donathan, Carl Murphy, and Zach Noonchester from the middle and high school, plus Laila Schweinzger,Lauriana Guzman, Kayden Haire, Chloe Meyers, Myleigh Wight, Catalina Craig and Ethan Noonchester from Grandview Elementary were given certificates at the meeting.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor

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