The DPS Scoop (9/12): School news you can use!


 Book ‘em!
Teachers, staff and students at the Charity Adams Earley Academy for Girls will receive an extra leg up on literacy, thanks to the Dayton chapter of The Links, Inc. The group will present the school with books for use in and out of classroom from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Wednesday (Sept. 14) at the school, 450 Shoup Mill Road. The event, which is free and open to the public, will also feature food and prizes.

The Dayton chapter of The Links, Inc. is an organization of professional African American women dedicated to community service. For more information on the event, call the Earley Academy at 542-5840.

 Kiser opens its doors
Kiser Middle School, 1401 Leo St., will host an open house beginning at 6 p.m. this Wednesday (Sept. 14). The community is welcome to attend. For more information, call       542-6130.

 Orville Wright cleans up
Partnering with the Wright View Neighborhood Association, students and staff at Orville Wright Elementary School are ready to pitch in and make their area of Dayton shine. The group will kick off its JETS (Jets Eliminate TraSh) program with an all-school rally, beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22. The rally, held on the baseball diamond behind the school, 200 S. Wright Ave., will encourage students to take pride in their school and community by picking up trash and debris in neighboring areas.

Following the rally, one sixth-grade class and one fifth-grade class will walk and collect trash from a small area surrounding the school. The classes will be provided with rubber gloves and plastic bags for collection.

The project is part of Orville Wright’s Civic Capacity Team, which meets to develop ideas on how the school can work with the community as the district makes the transition to neighborhood schools. School officials are asking for parent and community volunteers for the cleanup, which they hope to make a monthly event.

For more information, contact Jeff Kniess, Orville Wright principal, at 542-5940.

 Fall literacy night at Loos
It’s a family affair at Loos Elementary, 45 Wampler Ave.; the school will host its Fall Family Literacy Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 23 in the school gym. The event – to include reading games, face painting, door prize and a book fair – kicks off the school’s 25 Book Campaign. Fall Family Literacy Night is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elizabeth Lewis, parent resource teacher, at 542-5220.

 Music to their ears
Young ears will receive a “classical” education when the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performs for students at the Charity Adams Earley Academy for Girls from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 30. For more information, contact Principal Peggy Burks at 542-5840.

 Schools reach out for Katrina relief
District schools have quickly responded to relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Below is a sampling of what DPS schools are doing:

Dunbar High School, as well as Miami Chapel and Louise Troy elementaries, are collecting both canned goods for the NAACP and monetary donations for the Red Cross. The friendly competition between schools has spurred more than 1,000 canned goods and more than $1,500 in donations.

McNary Park Elementary has started a spare change fund drive. Gorman Elementary students created donation boxes and will also collect funds.

Valerie Elementary sponsored an out-of-uniform day for relief donations; with staff donations, the school has donated some $1,560 to local efforts so far. Loos Elementary will also conduct out-of-uniform fundraisers each Friday in September, with the proceeds going to the Red Cross.

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The DPS Scoop (9/12): School news you can use!