The DPS Scoop: School news you can use!
• Cos and effect
About 250 DPS students will travel to Columbus this weekend to see “The Cos.” Two hundred will travel from the district’s high schools as guests of Central State University to enjoy dinner and meet the legendary entertainer. The trip was coordinated by Dr. Marlea Gaskins, DPS Executive Director of Secondary Instruction. Thanks also to the Dayton chapter of The Links, Incorporated, 50 seventh- and eighth-grade students from Wogaman PK-8 School will travel to the Schottenstein Center in Columbus to attend the Bill Cosby Challenge this Saturday (April 18). The trip is part of the “Links to Life” program; the group has sponsored various educational workshops for students throughout the 2008-09 school year. For more information, contact Janice Allen at 542-3037.
• Cleveland to host bike rodeo
Cleveland PK-8 School will host a bike rodeo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday (April 18) at the school, 1102 S. Pursell Ave. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the free event, showing their bike riding skills in a fun and safe obstacle course donated by Miami Valley AAA. Kids are encouraged to bring their helmets. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Cleveland Neighborhood Site Coordinator Kym Beasley at 474-2091.
• Threads of connection
The community is invited to participate in a quilting bee, sponsored by Cityfolk, the Edison Neighborhood School Center, and several other community partners. No experience is necessary. The workshops will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 20 and 27 at the Miami Valley Regional Planning Center, 1100 W. Third St. The completed community quilt will be displayed at the Cityfolk Festival, July 3-5 at Riverscape Metro Parks in downtown Dayton. For more information or to sign up, call 479-6601, ext. 3008.
• Jazz orchestra performs at state
The Cleveland Jazz Ensemble will travel to Columbus on April 29 to perform a noon conert at the Rhodes State Office Tower. The performance is in conjunction with Ohio Youth Arts Month, which features daily concerts from bands, choirs and ensembles from around the state. The Cleveland group will play a 45-minute set, with pieces ranging from blues, swing, Latin and rock. For more information, contact Joy Jones at 542-4356.
• All-City Concert in May
The DPS All-City music program will perform a concert at 11 a.m. on May 2 at Stivers School for the Arts, 1313 E. Fifth St. Students from across the district in grades three through eight will perform in all-city choir, band and string orchestra grounds. The performances will be held in conjunction with the Stivers SPAVA Festival. For more information, contact Bill Clausing at 542-4687.
• Lots of space
The Challenger Center will host Space Day 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on May 2. Families throughout the Miami Valley are invited to this free event, which will feature activities in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM). For more information, contact Marijane Recob at 542-6143.
• Getting crafty
The first Wogaman PK-8 Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 30 at the school, 920 McArthur Ave. Organizers are looking for interested craft vendors; for more information, contact Brian Gross at 542-5933.