Marshall to host 6th Cyber Safety Summit for middle-school students and local community – sessions Oct 23 & 24

Marshall to host 6th Cyber Safety Summit for middle-school students and local community

The Marshall University Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program will host the 6th annual Cyber Safety Summit for middle-school students and the local community Oct. 23-24 in Huntington. This year’s event will have two sessions.

The first will be tailored for middle-school students and will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

A session for parents and adults will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Huntington East Middle School. Participants can learn how to prevent cyber bullying, keep themselves and their families safe online, handle the dangers of social media, keep their information and computers safe, and identify scams. They can also find out how and why criminals target them and more.

“We recognize the need for this type of education,” said John Sammons, director of the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program at Marshall University. “Technology is a huge part of most children’s lives, particularly from middle school going forward. It’s only smart and prudent to give them the awareness and skills to keep themselves safe online.” “Parents are often far behind the kids when it comes to technology,” Sammons said. “We would like to provide them with as much information as we can to help them protect their children.”

This event is attended by hundreds of students from the Tri-State region each year. It is sponsored by the Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program, the Huntington Police Department, the FBI and the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence.

Teachers can register their classes for a field trip to the summit. Reserve seats before Oct. 19 by contacting John Sammons at sammons17@marshall.edu or by calling 304-696-7241.

RESOURCE: 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Initiatives -2017 Dental Health & 2018 Physical Health

The 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Initiatives has both Dental and Physical Health resources.  Family Health Handouts for the program can be found on the website. This resource contains monthly activities that families can do together to promote better dental health.  In addition, the Cabell County Extension Office still has a limited supply of Dental Health Guides to share with parents, educators, and mentors. For more information, contact the 4-H Agent Autumn Starcher at the Cabell County Extension Office by phone at 304-743-7151 or by email at autumn.starcher@mail.wvu.edu.

 

4-H Health Initiative Agent Resources

Health Initiative Materials Dental 2017

 

SOURCE WEBSITE:  http://extension.wvu.edu/youth-family/4h/programs/healthy-lifestyles-initiative

Dental Health Handouts

Physical Activity Health Handouts

>> For the full list of Resources for Healthy Teeth Toolkit  check out –  http://www.cabellfrn.org/home/dental/

 

Below is the Guide-At-A-Glance calendar of activities

 

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Autumn N. Starcher, Ph.D., Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

WVU Extension Service – Cabell County, 750 5th Avenue, Room 309
Huntington, WV 25701

Phone: (304) 526-8458

E-mail: autumn.starcher@mail.wvu.edu

Children’s Dental – Resources for Healthy Teeth Toolkit

Cabell County FRN is proud to launch our “Resources for Healthy Teeth Toolkit”.  The information in the Toolkit is compiled to make it easy to access a variety of different materials to help parents and programs promote good oral health and help children have healthy teeth and smiles for life.  Examples include: national children’s dental health campaign, tips for healthy teeth, find a dentist, lessons to use with students, and fun activities for children.  This project is done in collaboration with Marshall University and DentaQuest foundation.

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 This is a PDF file of all resources in each of the 8 sectors with active links to websites for each of the resource lists. 

Click here to download list  ->

Dental health resource guide Final Aug 2017 PDF

To access separate listing of resources for each section,  go to  “Click here to access resources”. Click on Resources list to open a PDF file. It will have website links for all of the resources listed on the screen.

READ MORE at http://www.cabellfrn.org/home/dental/

Altizer Elementary selected for Captain McFinn S.H.A.R:K. Patrol Kit (Students Help Achieve Respect & Kindness)

On Friday, April 21, Captain McFinn and his ocean friends visited students at Altizer Elementary.  Based on a recommendation from Cabell County Student Empowerment Team, the Marketing Department at the Huntington Mall selected Altizer this year to be the recipient of the Captain McFinn S.H.A.R:K. Patrol Kit (Students Help Achieve Respect & Kindness), a comprehensive program designed to help K-3rd grade students practice positive social skills. 

Two hundred students in grades K-3 met Captain McFinn and his friends and said the bully-free pledge.  After hearing the story of how Captain McFinn became a good friend, the students were treated to a variety of snacks provided by Sheetz at the Huntington Mall.  They also got to meet Captain McFinn before they returned to their classrooms.

Books were provided for each classroom, along with stickers and one set of puppets.  Principal Carrie Smith and Counselor James Wagner said the materials will be very beneficial in reiterating the message to students to be a friend and not a bully.

The Huntington Mall has presented S.H.A.R.K. Patrol kits to the following schools in Cabell County over the past several years:  Davis Creek, Cox Landing, Peyton (now Explorer Academy), and Village of Barboursville.

 

 

Background: Captain McFinn in the Community

Malls and Retailers United against Bullying is in its fourth year. This awareness campaign is meant to garner attention to the growing problem of bullying behavior and how it can effect children throughout their lifetime. Over 260 malls and retailers participate across the United States. Each participant has the ability to give away a S.H.A.R.K. Patrol kit in their own community.

To read more about the program and information for teachers, parents and children’s apps, visit:

http://www.captainmcfinn.com/about/

Read to Me Day on November 17th, 2016 – Sign up to participate

2016 WV Family Reading Week – November 13-19

Below is the link to sign up if you are interested in participating in Read to Me Day on November 17th.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edeshzcaiuzz4ppy/start

West Virginia Family Reading Week, November 13th to 19th, is dedicated to children and adults reading together. Research shows that reading with children prepares them for school and increases their vocabularies and listening skills. Reading with children also fosters closeness between child and caregiver, and it’s fun for the whole family.

West Virginia libraries often schedule a fine-free week during Family Reading Week to bring more people into the library.

Read to Me Day

A special part of Family Reading Week is Read to Me Day on November 17th, when volunteers in schools and libraries across the state read to children of all ages.  Hundreds of West Virginia schools and libraries take part. Some of the most popular readers in schools are members of local law enforcement.

The Library Commission urges all schools and libraries to participate in Family Reading Week events.

http://www.librarycommission.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Dine at Qdoba all day & they will donate to CCSET on August 27th

You can dine at Qdoba all day and they will donate to Cabell County Student Empowerment Team. Please share this coupon with your friends!

Qdoba Restaurant at the Huntington Mall will be hosting a Spirit Day for the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team.  The restaurant will donate 20% of sales for the entire day to the organization as long as the customer mentions CCSET when placing their order.  Good food for a good cause.

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Download a PDF of the coupon CCSET 4up

Also, plan to come to the Cruise In for Kids also being held August 27th from 5-8 p.m. in the Mall parking lot (across from Pier One Imports)

 

 

 

 

 

Cruise in for Kids at the Huntington Mall & Qdoba Spirit Day – August 27th

 August 27th for Cruise in for Kids at the Huntington Mall

 

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Fashion and Car Shows at the Huntington Mall

(Barboursville, WV)- The Huntington Mall is wrapping up the Back to School season with a Car Show and a Homecoming Fashion Show which will support two local charities; The Salvation Army and the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team.

The Rosetree Boutique will be holding their second annual Homecoming Fashion show Saturday, August 27th at 1pm in the Macy’s Court.  Tickets for the show will be $1.00 and will benefit West Virginia Flood Victims via the Salvation Army.  This ticket will enter you for a chance to win a Homecoming dress from the Rosetree in the Huntington Mall.  For details on getting a hold of tickets early contact the Rosetree at 304-733-4332.  Tickets will also be available on the day of the show.

The Cruise in for Kids car show will be held on Saturday, August 27th with the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team (CCSET) in the front mall parking lot across from Pier One Imports from 5pm to 8pm.  This is a charity event to raise money and awareness for the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team, an affiliate of the Cabell County Family Resource Network, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Activities include a Cruise In car show open to all cars, trucks, or motorcycles and Family Fun events.  The registration fee to show your vehicle is a $10 donation to CCSET.  There will be door prizes specifically for cruise in participants as well as a goody bag and a chance to win the People’s Choice Award dash plaque.  There will be family fun activities to compliment the car show with all donations at this event to benefit the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team to connect students in poverty in Cabell County with the community resources they need to succeed in school. More information about this organization and the event can be found online at www.cabellempower.org.

In addition to the Cruise in for Kids events on August 27th, Qdoba Restaurant at the Huntington Mall will be hosting a Spirit Day for the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team.  The restaurant will donate 20% of sales for the entire day to the organization as long as the customer mentions CCSET when placing their order.  Good food for a good cause.

Huntington Mall hours are Monday – Saturday 10AM-9PM and Sunday 11AM-6PM.  The shopping complex is located off Route 60 and Interstate 64 at exit 20 in Barboursville, WV.  For more information call 304-733-0492 or visit us online at www.huntingtonmall.com. Huntington Mall is owned and managed in association with Cafaro affiliated companies, based in Youngstown, Ohio. One of the nation’s largest privately held shopping center developers, the Cafaro organization owns and oversees more than 30 million square feet of commercial real estate in 11 states. Founded by the late William M. Cafaro in the 1940’s, the firm is now celebrating over 60 years as a family owned and managed business.

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(Barboursville, WV)- The Huntington Mall’s back to school season has an event that focuses on community organizations, safety and fun!  The Cruise in for Kids car show to be held on Saturday, August 27, with the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team (CCSET) in the front mall parking lot across from Pier One Imports from 5pm to 8pm.  This is a charity event to raise money and awareness for the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team, an affiliate of the Cabell County Family Resource Network, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Activities include: a Cruise In car show open to all cars, trucks, or motorcycles.  The registration fee is a $10 donation to CCSET.  There will be door prizes specifically for cruise in participants as well as a goody bag and a chance to win the People’s Choice Award dash plaque.  The family fun activities include: WDGG 93.7 FM THE DAWG; Air Force -Gyro & Gaming truck ; Army Reserve -Rock Wall; Marines- Pull up bar& prizes; National Guard-Blow up football toss & prizes; WV Alcohol and Beverage Control Administration’s DUI Simulator; Ona Fire Department; Barboursville Police; Huntington Police K-9 Unit; Chick-Fil-A Cow; Little Caesar’s Pizza Man; Rocky’s Ice Cream; Split the Pot drawing (50/50) ; and a Door Prize Raffle.  Door prize and 50/50 tickets are $1 per ticket or 10 for $5 and entertainment bracelets are $5 per person.  All donations at this event will benefit the Cabell County Student Empowerment Team to connect students in poverty in Cabell County with the community resources they need to succeed in school. More information about this organization can be found online at www.cabellempower.org.

Huntington Mall hours are Monday – Saturday 10AM-9PM and Sunday 11AM-6PM.  The shopping complex is located off Route 60 and Interstate 64 at exit 20 in Barboursville, WV.  For more information call 304-733-0492 or visit us online at www.huntingtonmall.com. Huntington Mall is owned and managed in association with Cafaro affiliated companies, based in Youngstown, Ohio. One of the nation’s largest privately held shopping center developers, the Cafaro organization owns and oversees more than 30 million square feet of commercial real estate in 11 states. Founded by the late William M. Cafaro in the 1940’s, the firm is now celebrating over 60 years as a family owned and managed business.

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Contact:

Margi MacDuff

Marketing Director

Huntington Mall

marketingdirector@huntingtonmall

Young Bankers Club needs volunteers

 

Fifth Third Bank is looking for community volunteers for its Young Bankers Club program. This is a great opportunity to volunteer in the community and to assist our children with understanding the importance of financial literacy. Children who learn at an early age about finances and personal responsibility have valuable tools that will last a lifetime. That’s why Fifth Third Bank developed The Young Bankers Club—a unique hands-on financial literacy program geared toward fifth grade students. Youngsters learn first-hand the importance of saving and becoming educated consumers, while being mentored by banking professionals and dedicated community volunteers. This is where you can help. They need support from local non-profit organizations, businesses and members of the community. The commitment required of the mentors is 1.5 hours a week (includes preparation time) for 10 weeks and a mentor training session.

The program will be kicking off the first week of February, 2016. If you would like to volunteer for the Young Bankers Club program, please contact Gretchen Bias, AVP, Community and Economic Development at Fifth Third Bank by calling 304-696-5316 or by email at gretchen.bias@53.com. Become a Young Bankers Club mentor and change the life of a fifth grader forever!

Below are the dates and times for the Young Bankers Club classes and need for volunteers.
Explorer Academy
68 Holley Avenue
Huntington, WV 25705
Fridays
Prep Time: 9:30 a.m.
Class Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(Still need at least 3 volunteers)

Mary Ingles Elementary
Campbell’s Creek Drive
Tad, WV 25201
Tuesdays
Prep Time: 8:30 a.m.
Class Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
(Still need at least 1 volunteer)

Ruffner Elementary
809 Litz Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
Thursdays
Prep Time: 9:50 a.m.
Class Time: 10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
(Still need at least 4 volunteers)

CONTACT:

Gretchen Bias, gretchen.bias@53.com
Fifth Third Bank
AVP – Community and Economic Development
1566 Hal Greer Blvd.
Huntington, WV 25701
Ph: 304-696-5316
Fax: 844-210-4367
MD# 553021