The DPS Scoop: School news you can use (April 25)
April 25, 2012
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 27
• Stivers presents spring production, soup
Stivers School for Arts presents the 12th annual “Soup Dressed Up” ceramic fund-raiser, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday (April 27) at the school, 1313 E. Fifth St. Students have created hundreds of one-of-a-kind bowls for the event. Each guest may choose a bowl and fill it with soup, add bread, dessert and a beverage for a $10 donation. Enjoy dinner and music, bid in a silent auction, watch wheel throwing demonstrations, enjoy spoken word presentations, take a studio tour and see award-winning student work. For more information, call the Stivers Magnet Office at 542-7448.
In addition, the Stivers Theatre Department's production of Richard Wright's “Native Son” will be presented on Friday (April 27) and Saturday (April 28) at 8 p.m. in school’s Centennial Hall. Reserve tickets by calling the Stivers ticket line at 542-7383. Tickets are $6 for seniors and students and $8 for adults.
Saturday, April 28
• Parent symposium focuses on collaboration
More than 100 DPS parents will gather at the Kroc Center, 1000 N. Keowee St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 for the second of four symposiums designed to inform and empower them to support, improve and strengthen their schools and, in turn, to train other parents to become effective school leaders. Dayton Public Schools is partnering with the Ohio Department of Education, The Ohio State University and Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati to offer the sessions that will be scheduled through the 2012-2013 academic year. Attendees have been selected by their school principals to participate in all four sessions, which are funded by the district’s federal Race to the Top grant.
• Students selected to join voices with other districts for special concert
Five Horace Mann students have been selected to participate in the District 12 Ohio Music Education Association's Elementary Honor Choir for a public concert at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Cline Elementary in Centerville. The group will consist of 107 young singers in grades three through six from across the Miami Valley and will be directed by Bruce Swank from the Kettering Children’s Choir. Students were selected by their music teachers and will perform a variety of challenging repertoire. This is the first ever elementary honor choir for this area.
The Horace Mann students participating in the April 28 concert are Kiarra Edley, Aliya Johnson, Gwyneth Pottenger, Alyssa Talbott, and Lily Thomas.
• Meadowdale High School celebrates the Year of the Lion
Meadowdale High School staff and students invite students, staff and community members to see Meadowdale’s best at a Saturday, April 28 showcase event. The school, located at 3873 Whitestone Court, will hold a celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. to showcase their students, staff families, and academic and athletic accomplishments. There will be food, student displays, Hispanic cultural performances, health screenings and more. Celebrate the Year of the Lion at Meadowdale. For more information, call 542-7066.
• Edison event has new date
Edison PreK-8 School (228 N. Broadway St.) will host a transition night on May 3. All preK- through second-grade students and their parents are invited to come and meet the teachers for their next grade. There will be activities and information to help parents prepare for the transition. For more information, contact Edison neighborhood site coordinator Danielle Dabbs at 542-4540.
• Family Day at Carillon Park
DPS students and their families served by Title 1 elementary schools are invited to a Family Day Event at Carillon Park, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 12. Experience Dayton’s rich heritage of creativity and invention with fun exhibits and projects. Admission is free; the event is open only to families served by DPS Title I elementary schools. For more information, contact Veronica Watkins at 542-3342.
• All City Music Concert features DPS musicians
The DPS All City Music Concert will take place at 11 a.m. on May 12 at Stivers School for the Arts, 1313 E. Fifth St. The community is invited to the performance, featuring select band, choir and orchestra students from throughout Dayton Public Schools. For more information, contact Linnae Clinton, DPS curriculum and instruction director, at 542-7357.
• Multicultural celebration
DPS presents A Cultural Affair: ESL Celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 23, at River’s Edge Montessori PreK-8 School, 108 Linwood St. Students, their families, friends and neighbors are invited to enjoy cultural presentations from around the world. Dayton Public Schools serves approximately 520 students from 20 countries who speak 15 different languages. For more information, contact Teresa Troyer at 542-3344.
In other news …
• DPS students take top honors at Tech Prep Showcase
Nine teams from Ponitz Career Technology Center, Stivers School for the Arts, and Thurgood Marshall High School finished in first or second place at the Sinclair Tech Prep Showcase on April 20. More than 150 teams entered this year's showcase, a regional competition for career tech students.
Architecture and Construction (Teacher - John Ciprian, Thurgood Marshall HS)
Fresh Cupcakes, Fresh Design: A New Home for Cake, Hope and Love, second place, junior project
Criminal Justice Science (Teacher - James Combs, Ponitz CTC)
Human Sex Trafficking, first place, junior project
Design Engineering (Teacher - David Andrews, Ponitz CTC)
My Electric Guitar, first place, junior project
Electronics Engineering (Teacher - David Andrews, Ponitz CTC)
Motorized Bar Stool, first place, senior project
Emergency Medical Services (Teacher - Kenneth Cole, Ponitz CTC)
Are Residential Sprinkler Systems a Cost Effective Means for Fire Protection? second place, senior project
Manufacturing Design and Development (Teacher - David Andrews, Ponitz CTC)
The Accident, second place, senior project
Theatre Technologies (Teacher - Karla Hemmelgarn, Stivers HS)
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scenic, Lighting, Costumes, and Sound Design for a Midsummer Night's Dream, second place, senior project
Theatre Technologies (Teacher - Karla Hemmelgarn, Stivers HS)
A Midsummer Night Tree, first place, senior project
Visual Communications (Teacher - Paul Frank, Ponitz CTC)
The Language Center, first place, senior project
• Stivers Summer Arts program engages students
Dayton Summer Arts at Stivers 2012 will run from June 11 through June 22. Over 25 classes spanning the visual and performing arts will be offered in morning and/or afternoon sessions. Students completing grades three through 12 will find a variety of classes to meet their interests and abilities. Classes in piano, strings, painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, musical theatre, and opera, dance, jazz and much more are offered. Registration and payment can be made online at www.stivers.org. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-542-7446.
Prices for half day and full day sessions can be found online at the www.stivers.org site. A 20 percent discount is available for registrations made by May 18.