OJHS new student registration Aug. 7 - 19
The Oakwood Jr. High Office will be open for new student registration weekdays, from Aug. 7 until Aug. 19 from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and a copy of your purchase or rental contract to the Oakwood Junior High Office at 1200 Far Hills Ave. If you would like a registration packet mailed to you or if you have any questions, please call Dawne Roeckner at (937) 297-5328.
Seeny teen winner of Centennial writing contest
Lyndsay Seeny is the teen winner of the Oakwood Centennial Short Story Contest co-sponsored by The Oakwood Register and Wright Memorial Public Library. Her story “Paws for a Moment to Ponder” is featured today. She is a junior at Oakwood High School who enjoys reading, traveling, and music. Centennial activities at Wright Library are sponsored by generous contributions from Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton. Following is Seeny’s winning entry…
Paws for a Moment to Ponder
It was a beautiful summer day in the city of Oakwood and I decided to take a walk through the community. The emerald trees radiated against the gorgeous blue sky as I strolled the shaded streets. My whiskers flowed in the breeze which whispered sounds of children laughing and playing. I leapt through the twinkling waters of Houk Stream. As I walked towards the Wright Memorial Library, my wet paws left footprints on the cobblestone streets. I passed the library where assiduous students were studying for the coming school year. The children were playing at the playground of Smith School, joyfully and carefree, accepting of anyone who wished to join in their games. I pranced down Shafor Boulevard and saw exhausted runners, their blue and gold uniforms radiated the spirit and determination they felt to represent their community well. I arrived at the high school, and watched teachers coming and going from meetings in preparation for the school year. The passion they felt for teaching such exquisite students was evident; it was clear that they would only settle for the best. I pounced on squirrels as I continued down the street towards the splashing and laughter of children and teenagers spending a sizzling summer day at the rejuvenating pool. I walked by extravagant houses, old and full of memories from countless generations. I meandered through the town and marveled at the paramount concern for a close-knit community in which everyone felt they belonged. I walked by Ashley’s Bakery, the sweet smell of pastries tickled my wet nose and I couldn’t help but purr. I approached the most enormous house I have ever seen. The white house stood at the top of a monstrous hill, a proud reminder of the two brothers who changed the world. I made my way back to my home and returned to my favorite chair. I peered out the window and reflected on my day in the greatest community a cat could ever ask for.