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Free physicals and dental screenings at DPS Preschool Fairs

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April 2, 2015 Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer For Immediate Release DPS families have the opportunity to enroll their young children in FREE, high-quality preschool for the 2015-16 school year at one of two upcoming DPS Preschool Fairs that offer free physical and dental screenings. The events will take place 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 9, at …

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Ponitz bound for nationals, Boys Prep sweeps chess tourney, Wogaman gets health grant, state science fair qualifiers, and more!

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April 15, 2015 Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer For Immediate Release   Students bound for BPA nationals   The David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center’s Broadcast News team took second place in Ohio BPA (Business Professionals of America) competition. Lucien Wright, Nadia Bush, King Jalaw Walker, and Raymond Warden (teacher Deb Pitstick) will advance to national competition in Anaheim, …

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Letter from Supt. Ward regarding Transportation

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I take no pleasure in writing this letter.   The Ohio Association of Public Schools Employees Local #627, bargaining agent for bus drivers, has officially notified the Dayton Board of Education of its intention to strike on April 21, 2015. It is my hope that a resolution to the current contract disagreement will be reached and a strike will not …

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Transportation Update (4/17)

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Due to situations outside of our control, Dayton Public Schools third-graders will take the OAA test on Monday, April 20. Please have your child at school on time. Buses will be running. All students need to get plenty of rest the night before and eat a healthy breakfast. We appreciate your partnering, responsible parenting, and flexibility. DPS Transportation Update for …

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DPS Spring Sports Schedule (April 12-18)

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Baseball/softball games with two times are double-headers. All home games played at school fields, except for Stivers and Ponitz (Kettering Field, Island Park)   Coed Varsity Track (4/13) Thurgood Marshall @ West Carrollton Relays — Away @ 5 pm (4/14) Stivers v Tipp HS — Away @ 4:30 pm (4/17) Thurgood Marshall @ Miamisburg Invitational — Away @ 5 pm …

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ACT Boot Camp inspires students to achieve personal best

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April 8, 2015 Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer For Immediate Release   Nearly 300 students from six DPS high schools will attend a series of after-school sessions this month, culminating with a daylong work shop on April 16, to help them achieve college-worthy scores on the ACT (American College Testing) readiness assessment.   Dayton Public Schools, working with MasteryPrep, …

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Congratulations to Our 3 College Promise Students!

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Stivers students Kevin Buck, Gabriel Cheak, and Christopher Pacleb were among the fifty-three eighth graders from schools in Montgomery County chosen for the College Promise Program this year.    The goal of College Promise is to send students to Sinclair College for two or three years for free and then allow them to finish at a four-year school (Wright State, the …

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DPS Spring Sports Schedule (April 5-11)

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Baseball/softball games with two times are double-headers. All home games played at school fields, except for Stivers and Ponitz (Kettering Field, Island Park)   Coed Varsity Track (4/7) Meadowdale HS, Thurgood Marshall @ Wayne Relays — Away @ 5 pm (4/11) Meadowdale HS @ Dick Dei Track Classic — Away @ 9 am // Stivers @ Cedarville HS — Away …

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Wellness Expo for DPS employees is April 10

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Dayton Public Schools employees are invited to the district’s Wellness Expo, held in two sessions on Friday, April 10 at the DPS Administration Building on Ludlow Street. More than a dozen information booths are available, featuring nutrition and health information, yoga and how to “deskercise,” body composition analysis and blood glucose screenings, and more.    Register for NUMEROUS GIVEAWAY DRAWINGS! …