Open Door School to host its first science night event

Published 10:44 am Wednesday, March 18, 2009

IRONTON — Open Door School is hosting its first ever Science Fair this Thursday.

Students at Open Door School have been making rubber eggs, constructing water fountains and observing mold growth in controlled environments, all in preparation for this week’s Science Night.

Science Night is one of the MRDD Awareness events hosted by the Lawrence County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

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All of the MRDD Awareness events this month promote the statewide theme “Just Like You.”

Students from local area schools, including Dawson-Bryant Elementary School, South Point Middle School, and St. Joseph, Fairland and Symmes Valley High Schools, will be visiting Open Door School this Thursday.

“We are very excited to host our first annual Open Door School Science Fair,” said Kendra Kelley, Open Door School principal. “Partnering with local schools is something we always look forward to. We want to give the community an opportunity to see who we are and what we do, here at the Open Door School.”

Science Night will be held in the gymnasium of the Open Door School, located at 421 Lorain St. in Ironton.

The community will have an opportunity to view projects from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Judges awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m.

The Lawrence County Board of MRDD serves more than 500 children and adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.