The DPS Scoop: News from around the district


November 12, 2010
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release

•  Stivers production this weekend
The Stivers Theatre Department presents a fall production of “The Curious Savage,” at 7 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 12) and Saturday (Nov. 13) at the school’s Centennial Hall located at 1313 E. Fifth Street. Reserve tickets by calling 542-7383.

•  A tasty district event
Join us for the fourth annual “Taste of Dayton Public Schools: Healthy Choices, Healthy Minds” extravaganza, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow (Nov. 13) in the Ron Harper Gymnasium at Kiser PreK-8 School (1401 Leo St.). The public is invited to sample a variety of healthy offerings under consideration for inclusion in school meals. All foods are required to meet at least two district categories – low/reduced fat, zero trans fat, whole grain or organic. For more information, contact DPS Nutrition Services at 542-3950.

•  Credit union opens at Ponitz CTC
School and community officials will cut the ribbon Thursday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. to welcome the city’s first student-run financial institution when Ponitz Career Technology Center and FirstDay Federal Credit Union open a new branch inside the school at 741 Washington St.

Banking and finance is one of several areas of study in the school’s business and information technology career pathway.  The students who will work in the branch have become certified tellers, have already been trained by FirstDay Credit Union and will be FirstDay Federal Credit Union employees.

The branch will be open for students and staff on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. For more information, contact Shyra Thomas, FirstDay Federal Credit Union, at 222-4546, ext. 1158.

•  Sent to the principal’s office
Dayton Public Schools is inviting local and state leaders from a host of professional sectors to experience a day in the life of DPS school leaders during the sixth annual Principal for a Day event on Friday, Nov. 19.

Participants will get a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at a normal school day, including leading class discussions, facilitating club meetings, talking with parents and staff, and making school announcements. District administrators will work closely with the “principals” to provide guidance, advice – and moral support.

The event will conclude with a 4 p.m. reception in the DPS Community Room at 115 S. Ludlow St. to thank those who took on the challenge to be a Principal for a Day. For more information, contact Andrè Roldan at 542-3411.

•  Survey says …
Dayton Public Schools parents are asked to take the district’s customer service survey today.

•  Belmont beam signing on DPS TV
The Belmont High School beam signing press conference is now available on our DPS TV On Demand system.


The DPS Scoop: News from around the district