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NAMI offering teen support group and mental health course

Alexandra Kincaid News

PROGRESSION TEEN MENTAL HEALTH COURSE Progression is a free, six-week class for teens ages 13-18 years with mental health conditions. In a safe, supportive environment, teens meet teens with mental health conditions and learn all about mental illness including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and tips for leading a full, enriching life with a mental health condition. Our certified instructors …

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Two River’s Edge Montessori classes meet 95% attendance goal

Alexandra Kincaid News, River’s Edge Montessori Elementary News

As part of the district’s Be Present for a Better Future attendance campaign, schools hold competitions throughout the year to encourage students to strive for excellent daily attendance. In early November, two River’s Edge Montessori classrooms received pumpkin pie parties for winning the school’s October “Piece of the Pie” attendance contest.  Each classroom was challenged to meet or exceed 95% …

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Join your school’s PTO today!

Alexandra Kincaid News

Did you know November 18th is National Parent Involvement Day?  Many schools already have Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs), and many others are looking to start one!  When parents are more involved with their school, all students benefit. Consider joining a PTO today!  For more information, contact Angela Worley, Academic Coordinator of Student Activities, Parent Engagement and Outreach, at aworley@daytonpublic.com.

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A look around DPS: Orff music, free produce stands and more!

Alexandra Kincaid News

Students in a third grade class at Charity Adams Earley Girls Academy played xylophones and sang along to “Old Black Fly” during a music class in early November. All elementary music classes in the Dayton Public Schools incorporate Orff-Schulwerk methodology, which involves playing Orff instruments, singing, speaking, and moving. This is possible because of district funds supporting all music programs …

Students paint a play set.

Stivers CTE students build set for Fall play

Alexandra Kincaid News, Stivers News

Students in the Theatrical Design and Production CTE Program at Stivers School for the Arts spent a month designing and building a set for the school’s Fall play. The play, “Zoomies,” was written by a student in the Creative Writing Magnet.  Students in the Theatrical Design and Production Program explore visual storytelling across all performing arts disciplines. In addition to …

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Q+A: Joshua Gates, Advanced Manufacturing Instructor at Meadowdale CTC

Alexandra Kincaid Meadowdale High School News, News

Joshua Gates is the Advanced Manufacturing Instructor at Meadowdale Career Technology Center and has been with the Dayton Public School District for two years. Gates served in the U.S. Navy for nine years as a missile technician. He worked with complex mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and eventually became a Master Training Specialist Instructor for the Navy. After leaving …

7 honorees at the October 29th Breakfast of Champions.

District honors hidden heroes at Breakfast of Champions

Alexandra Kincaid News

On Friday, October 29th, the district held the first Breakfast of Champions celebration of the 2021-2022 school year. Breakfast of Champions is a recognition breakfast that honors employees who go above and beyond the call of duty and are committed to serving students. Teachers who are nominated must also show high academic achievement on standardized tests (85% or above proficient …

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COVID-19 vaccines now available for children 5+

Alexandra Kincaid News

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11. Dayton Children’s Hospital is providing vaccine clinics on the days and times listed below. To schedule an appointment for your child, please visit Ohio’s vaccine management solution. Vaccine clinic information   Dayton Children’s main campus, One Children’s Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays – 4:30 pm to 7:30 …

Dia De Muertos ofrenda created by a student.

Stivers students learn about Dia De Muertos

Alexandra Kincaid News, Stivers News

DPS teacher Julie Anderson invited board member Gabriela Pickett to teach students how to create altars for Dia De Muertos, a traditional Latin American holiday honoring loved ones who have passed away. What started as an art project became personal for many of the students. The classes combined their altars to make a communal altar that has been on display …