The DPS Scoop: School news you can use!

06/07/2010

•  Week of the Young Child
The Head Start and kindergarten classes at Westwood PK-8 School will celebrate the Week of the Young Child on Thursday (April 15). Parents are invited to join their children from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in a variety of activities, including painting, drawing, planting seeds, playing ball, swinging, molding handprints, and more. Lunch will be served. For more information, call 542-4990.

•  Celebrate at WOW
World of Wonder PK-8 School will host a celebration rally at 12:15 p.m. on Friday (April 16), for students who successfully completed practice packets for the Ohio Achievement Assessment. For more information, call Marie Taylor at 542-3600.

•  Making an impact at Dunbar
As part of a unit on humanitarianism and making a local impact, Yolandé Neal’s senior language arts classes were charged with creating a humanitarian organization or writing a children’s book. Those who wrote books will read their works to Dayton Boys Prep Academy students on April 22.

Inspired by the Haiti earthquake and global response, the unit also required students to watch news reports and discuss outreach to the country, as well as research famous humanitarians, such as Gandhi, Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela.

Student organizations include W.E.A.L.T.H., a nonprofit created to assist less fortunate teens and the homeless; Restoring a Young Life, designed to help build self-confidence of youth between the ages of 12 and 17; KiDz, which reaches out to adolescents reared in single-parent, grandparent or foster homes; L.U.V., dedicated to creating safer living environments in the community; and Choice, targeting urban teens ages 13-19 to improve self confidence, respect and pride.

For more information, call Yolandé Neal at 542-6760.

•  A Streetcar Named Stivers
The Stivers Theatre Department will present its spring production of A Streetcar Named Desire at 8 p.m. on April 23 and 24 in the school’s Centennial Hall, located at 1313 E. Fifth St. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults; DPS employees receive a $1 discount with ID badge. To reserve tickets, call 542-7410.

•  Calling all Westwood alumni
Westwood PK-8 School, 2805 Oakridge Drive, will host a gathering for all school alumni from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 29. Grads are invited to bring old pictures, report cards, and stories. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to the school at 542-4990.

•  Stivers senior a scholarship finalist
Stivers senior Candace Lynn has been named a finalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  The National Achievement Scholarship Program recognizes and honors academically talented Black American high school students. Lynn received a $2,500 scholarship as a result of her finalist status.

•  Marshall sophomore’s writing recognized
Thurgood Marshall sophomore Alexus Wilson was recently recognized at Temple Israel for her entry in the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center’s annual writing contest. Wilson received an honorable mention in the 9-12 grade category for her entry on the topic, “Lessons of the Holocaust”; her essay was in competition with others from across the country.

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