The DPS Scoop: School news you can use (March 12)
March 9, 2012
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
• Cleveland hosts chili cook-off
The Walnut Hills Neighborhood Association will host its seventh annual Chili Cook-Off beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Monday (March 12) at Cleveland PreK-8 School, 1102 S. Pursell Ave. Cost is $5 per entry; volunteers are sought to bring side dishes. First place wins $50, second place wins $25, and third place earns $15. Hungry? Food tickets are $2 per adult, $4 for the entire family. For more information, contact Kim Galluzzo at 542-4340.
• Edison news
Seventh-grade female students at Edison PreK-8 School, 228, N. Broadway, are participating in Youth Change the World, a five-week mentoring program with the United Way and University of Dayton. Once a week, Edison students and their UD mentors identify issues that are important to them and create a service project to address these issues. This program will be completed the week of March 19.
Also at Edison, students recently participated in Career Week activities, including a Career Day with guest speakers. Sixth- through eighth-grades took a career survey with Huntington Bank, chose a potential future career and worked with a financial advisor on money choices. Students were given their range of options for housing, living, cars, utilities, etc. based on income and worked to create a manageable budget.
• Dunbar works with author
In March, Dunbar High School seniors in the honors language arts class will assist aspiring young adult author Rita Howard by reading an excerpt for her upcoming novel, The Rhythm of Hate, and providing feedback. The novel is set in Dayton and deals with issues of bullying. Teacher Melinda Humbarger is excited her students have the opportunity to use their literary criticism skills. The collaboration was made possible by a partnership between the Dunbar Book Club and the Dayton Metro Library; Dunbar media specialist Elena Borchers and Dayton Metro young adult librarian Gretchen Yonata have moderated the club for more than five years. For more information, contact Elena Borchers at 542-6760.
• Longfellow student wins contest
Donald Vaughn, who attends Longfellow Alternative School, was a recent winner in the AAA School Traffic Safety Poster Contest in the grade 3-5 category. His art teacher is Margaret Wood. Congratulations, Donald!
• Stivers orchestra rated superior
The Stivers Philharmonic Orchestra recently performed in the Ohio Music Education Association state orchestra adjudicate event in Sandusky, Ohio. The 67-member orchestra’s performance of prepared music and in sight-reading was rated superior. Congratulations to the Stivers Philharmonic!