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DPS Updates Restart Plan: virtual learning to begin September 8th

Alexandra Kincaid News

In an effort to protect students and staff from the worsening COVID-19 situation in Montgomery County, the Dayton Public School District will now begin the school year virtually rather than immediately resuming in-person classes.  This plan, announced the last week of July, will involve students learning from home from a live DPS teacher for at least the first 9 weeks …

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July 2020 Virtual HBCU Showcase Schedule

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Greetings from DVS! We invite you to join us to learn more about Historically Black Colleges and Universities around the country! Admissions counselors will provide information about their respective institutions and answer questions. This showcase is FREE. Details are attached and below. During this event, DJ CardioCous from the ATL will be on the 1’s and 2’s. For more information, …

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Dayton ACT-SO Winners

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The following Stivers students earned medals in Dayton OH ACT-SO, 2020: Bronze: Eva Arnold—Filmmaking Eva Arnold–Painting Silver: Hayden Arnold–Photography Johnathan Arnold–Music Instrumental Classical Saniya Eubank-Campbell–Playwriting Gold: Eva Arnold–Photography Hayden Arnold–Music Instrumental Classical & Painting Johnathan Arnold–Sculpture Saniya Eubank-Campbell–Dramatics Congrats to our Seniors: Lamont Higgins The local Gold medalists are officially registered and will compete for national medals/stipends in July (22-25), …

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DPS Employee Spotlight: Gary Hites

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Gary Hites has worked as a carpenter for the Dayton Public School District for four years, but his history with DPS goes back much further than that. Hites was a 1983 graduate of John H Patterson Co-Op High School, now called David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center. Hites studied vocational carpentry. He was drawn to carpentry because of the satisfaction …

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Q+A with Richard E. Wright II, Chief of Safety, Security and Hearings

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Richard E. Wright II is the Chief of Safety and Security for the Dayton Public School District. He is a United States Marine Corps Veteran, former Sergeant (Road Patrol Supervisor), Detective and Police Officer with more than 25 years of public service experience.  Wright has had extensive training in police administration, human relations, law, civil disorder, and first aid, among …

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DPS celebrates seniors with graduation parades

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Congratulatory messages decorated vehicles and cheers echoed throughout Welcome Stadium during senior graduation parades held during the first week of June. The district held parades in place of traditional commencement ceremonies to abide by social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These parades gave parents, staff and students an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of …

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Former dental student credits Ponitz with preparing her for career

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Jakie Melendez graduated from the Dental Program at David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center in 2018. For more than a year, she has been a Lab Technician at Buckeye Orthodontics in Dayton. In this role, she uses the skills she learned at Ponitz on a daily basis.  Her main duties include taking impressions of patients’ teeth and creating clear retainers …

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DPS parents report high-quality education, excellent communication and good district response to COVID-19

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Contact: Alex Kincaid  Writer and Content Specialist amkincai@daytonpublic.com For Immediate Release   DPS parents report high-quality education, excellent communication and good district response to COVID-19 Overall, 59% of parents say DPS is moving in the right direction.   A recent survey found that prior to the state-mandated school closure, 59% of parents with students in the Dayton Public Schools believed …

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The COVID-era of education will have lasting impact

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By Elizabeth Lolli, Ph.D. Superintendent, Dayton Public Schools   The 2019-20 school year did not end as we all expected. In the month of March, schools around the country moved from face to face instruction to an online environment. COVID-19 very quickly transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. The Dayton Public Schools, like many other districts, had to not …

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DPS holding first diploma parade on Monday, June 1st

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Stivers School for the Arts graduates will receive diplomas Contact: Alex Kincaid Writer and Content Specialist amkincai@daytonpublic.com Media Alert WHO: Dayton Public Schools WHAT: First Diploma Parade WHEN: Monday, June 1, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Welcome Stadium (Enter through Arena Park Drive) 1601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton, OH 45417 INFO: Media is invited to …