Nine Beavercreek High School juniors and seniors are serving as Student Communication Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 school year. These students are charged with finding great stories and photo ops that showcase the tremendous learning, arts, and athletic opportunities that are occurring every day in classrooms and after school. The students have been assigned a “press badge,” a camera and an iPad to cover stories and events.
Archive for December, 2014
Beavercreek City Schools Board of Education took the first step in creating an innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classroom when it voted to accept the gift of a Boeing 727 jet from Federal Express. Board of Education member Jo Ann Rigano received notice that the district would receive the donation.
According to Beavercreek School District Superintendent Bill McGlothlin, the jet will be renovated into the Beavercreek STEM Jet classroom for interested schools throughout region.
Dayton International will house the jet during the renovation period. Once renovations are complete, the jet will be moved to its permanent home on a Wright State University property.
The Dayton International Airport, Clark State Community College and Wright State University are partnering with Beavercreek Schools to make the project a success.
The project, which will be funded through sponsorships, grants, and private donations, will allow the partners to train students at the middle school, high school and post-secondary level in aviation and aerospace. The Beavercreek STEM Jet also targets the learning needs of elementary students throughout the region.
Tommy Hoskins, Jr. is the son of Tracy, our Patient Benefits & Accounts Receivable Coordinator. Tommy has just been ranked 19th in the nation for wrestling in Division III – 113 lbs, as a Freshman and is projected to win state in Ohio! Admire his hard work and dedication — we are proud of Tommy!
The first step in making sure your oral health is optimized is to make that first appointment. Generally, this involves a dental cleaning, x-rays, and a thorough initial exam. Thereafter, getting you on a personalized ongoing maintenance program is a must. For most people, this means a trip to the dental hygienist every 6 months.
We accept patients of all ages. Our patients range in age from 4 years to 94 years. Feel free to call and ask any questions. We would love to be your lifelong family oral health center. Dr. Douglas Grierson is the sole practitioner at Indian Ripple Dental. Thus, you will see him each time you visit, not an unknown colleague.
We are accepting new patients and we also accept most insurance carriers. Please feel free to call the office to discuss: 937-427-1749.
If you’ve seen the holiday TV special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, then you know that Hermey the Elf is very excited about becoming a dentist. Now, Hermey has been designated a DDG, or Dental Do Gooder, by Dr. Maxine Feinberg, ADA president, for promoting good dental health to his friend Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and everyone in the North Pole. He loves teeth and he thinks everyone should know how to take care of them.
Here is a Healthy Teeth Checklist that Hermey uses so he can remember how to keep his mouth healthy.
✓ Brush your teeth two times a day for two minutes. Even the boss elf brushes his teeth for two minutes, two times a day!
✓ Eat healthy snacks. Like fruits and vegetables. It’s not good for your teeth when you eat sticky candy or sugary cookies.
✓ Avoid drinking sodas, juices and sports drinks with a lot of sugar. Rudolph and Santa’s Sleigh Team always drink lots of water with fluoride in it. That’s why they have such strong, healthy teeth.
✓ Protect your teeth by wearing a mouthguard whenever you play any sports. Rudolph and the reindeer never play games without wearing their mouthguard!
✓ Visit your dentist. Just like Hermey, your dentist wants to help you take care of your teeth. Going to the dentist and getting your teeth cleaned is very important. Why? Because yucky plaque can stick to your teeth and make a hole in your tooth. This is called a cavity. Hermey doesn’t want you to have a cavity because it can make your tooth hurt.
Remember it’s never too late to be nice to your teeth. A healthy mouth is good for your whole body. Now that’s the kind of joy that makes Santa Ho-Ho-Ho!