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Cleveland volunteer appreciation, DPS debate competition, Rosa Parks dance, celebrating Hubble, and more!

catapult News

April 10, 2015
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release


Drivers wanted


Individuals who are interested in driving a bus for Dayton Public Schools are invited to attend a bus driver job fair Monday, April 13, at the DPS Service Building, 4280 N. James H. McGee Blvd. Human resource specialists will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for on-the-spot interviews. No experience is required and successful applicants receive paid training. For more information, contact the DPS Office of Human Resources at 542-3126.



Volunteer appreciation at Cleveland


Cleveland PreK-6 will host a volunteer appreciation lunch at 11 a.m. on April 15 at the school (1102 S. Pursell Ave.). At 5:30 p.m. that day, the school will also host a Family Art Night, sponsored by Junior Leadership Dayton. For more information, contact Cleveland neighborhood site coordinator Mary Case at 542-4340.



District hosts debate competition


The second annual DPS Debate Competition will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 18 at Thurgood Marshall STEM High School (4447 Hoover Ave.) Last April, student teams from 14 DPS schools participated in five rounds of competition. Debate topics included year-round school, assessments, and school suspension. For more information, contact Ryan Tait, DPS instructional support specialist, at 542-3531.



Bus competition at Belmont


The DPS Transportation Department is one of the regional hosts for the West Region School Bus Road-E-O, held at 9 a.m. on April 18 at Belmont High School (2615 Wayne Ave.). Districts from around the region will join DPS drivers in a competition designed to test their operational and safety skills  Top participants at each regional road-e-o move on to compete at the state-level competition. For more information, contact DPS transportation supervisor Jameka Bennett at 542-4010.



Rosa Parks hosts dance


Rosa Parks Early Learning Center will host a spring dance for its students and families, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on April 23 at the school, 3705 Lori Sue Ave. Rosa Parks staff members will be digging out old prom dresses to set the mood for a fun and festive celebration. For more information, contact Principal Michelle Fulcher at 542-4390.



Celebrating Hubble


The Dayton Public Schools Challenger Center is partnering with Kiser PreK-8 School to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. Festivities will occur throughout the day on April 24 at the Challenger Center and Kiser (1401 Leo St.). Some activities include classroom visits to the Star Lab, Challenger’s portable planetarium; Mini Micronaut missions at the Challenger Center with grades 1-3; models of telescopes created by students in grades 4-8. For more information, contact Challenger Center coordinator Marijane Recob at 542-6143.



Ponitz Open House


Ponitz Career Technology Center will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 25 at the school, 741 Washington St. All families considering career tech, along with incoming freshmen, are encouraged to attend.



DPS students can pre-register for digital summer school


Pre-registration for DPS Digital Summer School begins May 4 for in-district DPS students only.


The program students the opportunity to earn credits for courses previously attempted and unsuccessfully completed.  Morning and afternoon classes are available at Ponitz Career Technology Center, 741 Washington St., from June 10 through July 10, 2015. Subjects include algebra, physical science, chemistry, biology, geometry, history, and language arts 9-12.  Breakfast and lunch are provided. For DPS students, tuition is $150 for a half credit and $175 for a full credit. Tuition (money order only, non-refundable) will be accepted at the digital summer school office weekdays between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Students must obtain their HS counselor’s signature to successfully complete the application process. For additional information, call 542-7191.


Cleveland PreK-6 School presents spring arts celebration


Cleveland PreK- 6 School presents “Follow the Dream,” a spring arts celebration featuring visual art, music and dance. Families and all friends are invited to the program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, in the Cleveland Gym. (Those who cannot attend the evening concert, are welcome to attend the 8:45 a.m. presentation.) The musical tour is from country, gospel, classic rock, country-western, to contemporary. The Singing Colts will be clogging to “Piney Mountain Home,” and rockin’ in “Gummy Bear” and “I’ve Got that Rock n’ Roll.” The Singing Chargers will celebrate their ‘best days’ in “Cool Kids” and in the beautiful “Tomorrow Needs Us.”  For more information, contact Cary Criss, music director, at 542-4354 or Langston Watras, visual arts director, at 542-4351.



Transition fair links students with resources


The Dayton Public Schools Office for Exceptional Children announces the 2015 Regional Transition Fair: “It’s Your Life,” scheduled for May 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Miami Valley Regional Center, 4801 Springfield St. The transition fair is for middle and high school students with disabilities who are beginning to think about their plans for living, earning and learning after leaving high school. The event will provide students, their families and teachers with information about options for living, working and continued learning, as well as community resources to support taking the next steps into the adult world. For more information, call Lesli Combs at 542-7287.



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