Metro Update: March 17, 2014

OSU Forms Due Friday

The OSU research study is coming to Metro soon! Students are needed to give their input for a study on factors that influence student success. Please sign and return your child’s permission slip by Friday. Students received a paper packet in Advisory and an electronic version by email. You may select YES to grant permission to participate in the surveys or NO to decline participation, but all forms received by Friday will be entered in a drawing for gift cards! The first of two surveys will be administered March 28 during advisory.

FOF: Donations & Volunteers Wanted

Plans are underway for the PTSO’s biggest fundraiser of the year – Metro’s Festival of Friends Gala. This year’s event will be April 12 and will include live and silent auctions, food and entertainment. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund student activities.

We need your help!

  • Advisory groups are working on themed baskets for the raffle. Each student is asked to contribute toward his/her advisory’s basket. Please ask your child what theme has been chosen and what items are needed (or you may contribute money to help purchase items).
  • Parent volunteers are needed to assist with the Festival of Friends. If you would like to help, use the link below to sign up:
  • http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844AAA92FA1FD0-festival Password: festivaloffriendsHot Lunch Wednesday ReturnsStudents will have the option to purchase a hot lunch each Wednesday for $3. This week’s lunch will be cheese or pepperoni pizza and a drink. Bring your money and enjoy a treat this Wednesday!CTF Hacking Challenge April 5SecureState, an information security firm, has partnered with the University of Mount Union to create a capture the flag (CTF) challenge event for high school students interested in information security or computer science. The challenge is April 5th and registration is free, but only one team per school may attend.

    CTFs are a type of computer security competition, where pieces of information (called flags) are placed on servers, encrypted and hidden. During the competition, challenges are released which allow the participants to reverse engineer, break, hack, or decrypt to capture that flag. Interested in registering a team? Visit the following link for more information:

    http://engage.securestate.com/2014ZombieCTF

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-DFfP3Rk2ZhVDZrQkZkWU93bTA/edit?usp=sharing

Summer Camps

OSU College of Pharmacy Science Enrichment Program

Pills, Potions and Poisons

July 7-12 at Ohio State

For rising 10th-12th graders with an interst in Pharmacy

Cost: $100 which covers meals, supplies and activities (limited scholarships available for exceptional students with financial need)

Application deadline: April 15

Students will investigate the science of drug action through a variety of approaches including discussion, debate, games, laboratory visits, field trips, and hands-on experiments. Applicants submit an application and a nomination form completed by a science teacher.

http://www.pharmacy.ohio-state.edu/outreach/ppp

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