The DPS Scoop: School news you can use (Sept. 17)
September 17, 2012
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
• LexisNexis volunteers lend a hand to DPS - CANCELED
LexisNexis volunteer activities planned for Sept. 19 at Dunbar High School, Meadowdale High School and Westwood PreK-8 have been canceled.
• Fifth Street Theatre Project
Stivers School for the Arts will transform the cafeteria into a delicious dessert theatre where guests can enjoy a variety of desserts and coffee while viewing brief performances. The featured presentation, which begins at 7 p.m. this Thursday (Sept. 20), will be the hilarious one-act Cut, which is a play within a play, within a play…within a play. Admission is $5 for all seats. Pre-order tickets by calling 542-7383 by noon on September 20 or purchase tickets at the door.
• Dads wanted at Cleveland PreK-8 School
Cleveland PreK-8 will kick off its WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program with a Pizza Night Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will hear from other dads who served the school last year. The goal of the new program is to encourage the involvement of fathers and father figures in the lives of their children and students who may not have a male role model in their life. The evening will culminate with the men marking a giant wall calendar with the dates they are planning to dedicate a day to serve to Cleveland PreK-8 School. For more information, contact Monica Fine, WATCH D.O.G.S. coordinator, at 937-672-8089 or visit www.fathers.com/watchdogs
• DPS Parent Symposium
DPS parents will gather at the Kroc Center, 1000 N. Keowee St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 22 for the third of four symposiums designed to inform and empower them to support and strengthen their schools and, in turn, train other parents to become effective school leaders. DPS is partnering with the Ohio Department of Education, The Ohio State University and Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati. Attendees were selected by their school principals to participate in all four sessions, which are funded by the district’s federal Race to the Top grant.
• DPS Parent University – Still time to RSVP
The first DPS Parent University will offer a FREE budgeting and finance workshop from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the DPS Community Room, Fourth and Ludlow streets. Participants will learn how to set up a household budget; finance a car, home or college education; and reap the day-to-day benefits of establishing a relationship with their bank. Everyone will leave with an actual household budget and information on how to select and develop a banking relationship. Dayton Public Schools, Key Bank and PACE (Parents Advancing Choice in Education) are sponsoring this Parent University session. All DPS families are invited to attend. Seating is limited; RSVP to Toni Perry Gillispie, director of Family and Community Engagement, at 542-3013.
• No school for DPS students Sept. 26
Students will have the day off Sept. 26, while DPS employees attend professional development sessions. Teachers, clerical staff and other employees will sharpen their skills in an array of workshops planned for the day.