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DPS News Briefs: Hiring events for students, new opportunities for parent involvement, and more

Alexandra Kincaid News

Hiring Event for Seniors Held at Thurgood Marshall 

Employers from the Dayton area visited Thurgood Marshall STEM High School on December 8th to discuss career opportunities with seniors. 

Representatives from Dayton Children’s Hospital, the Dayton Police Department and the Dayton Fire Department met with small groups of students in the media center. Students learned about job openings, training and qualifications, and career advancement opportunities. Students also learned about job opportunities available to them immediately while they are still in high school.  

All seniors attended the event in rotations throughout the day. Additional events will be held for students at Thurgood, along with students at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Belmont High School, and Stivers School for the Arts throughout the remainder of the school year.

Employers interested in taking part in these hiring events can email David Andrews at


New Parent Involvement Opportunities Now Available

Dayton Public Schools are partnering with parents to allow for more active participation in elementary, middle and high schools. 

Parent/Teacher Organizations have been formed in nearly all schools, and those without PTOs are seeking to start them. These organizations aim to empower parents and give them opportunities to be more engaged with their student’s education.

Parents who are interested in being more involved in their student’s school can contact Angela Worley at


All Staff Hiring Event Scheduled for January 6th

The next district hiring event will be held Thursday, January 6th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the DPS community room at 115 S. Ludlow St. Dayton, OH 45402.

Open positions include classroom paraprofessionals, clericals, transportation logistics specialists, mechanics, bus paraprofessionals, custodians and many others.

Interested candidates should bring a resume and be prepared for an on-the-spot interview. Job offers may be extended at the time of the interview. 

For more information about open positions, and to apply online, please visit


District Career Tech Application Now Available

The Dayton Public School District’s Career Tech application is now available. Eighth and ninth grade students are welcome to apply online for one of 26 CTE programs. 

Career Tech programs are available at Meadowdale CTC and David H. Ponitz CTC. Certain programs are also available at Belmont High School and Stivers School for the Arts. 

CTE pathways allow students to explore a career path and earn industry-recognized credentials and college credit. CTE students are prepared to enter college or begin entry-level positions in their chosen field upon graduation. 

To learn more about CTE pathways offered, and to apply, visit the Career-Technical Programs page at The application will close for first-round selections on January 14th. 


Westwood Elementary Opens Book Vending Machine 

Last month, Westwood Elementary unveiled a new book vending machine for students. 

Students will earn tokens for good behavior, having good or improved attendance, following directions, and for demonstrating other positive behaviors. With one token, students can select one book from the machine. 

The purpose of the book vending machine is to promote literacy and make students excited to read. The machine will be stocked through donations. Those interested in donating new or gently used books can contact Westwood Elementary at 937-542-4990. 

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