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CPS' Alphabet Soup! Newsletter - March 2023

Click Below to View Superintendent Wright's March 2023 Message!

Superintendent Wright March Message

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Register for Summer Scholars!

Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars is returning for Summer 2023! Help your student stay on track with academic progress and enrichment opportunities!

School Lotteries

School Lotteries Now Open!

High School, Magnet and Out-of-Neighborhood lotteries open through March 10! Don't miss your chance to attend a school of your choosing!  

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CPS-Cincy Experience

Looking for a new job? Join us for the Cincy-CPS Experience!

Three events. One Weekend. CPS is looking for the next generation of educators wanting to make an impact. Come mix, mingle, tour, apply and interview for a job with CPS. Participants could win $1,000 from a sponsor! 

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Supt. Wright Be Present Town Hall

Attend Supt. Wright's "Be Present!" Virtual Town Hall - March 21!

Superintendent Wright invites students, families, staff and community members to attend her next "Be Present!" Community Town Hall Thursday, March 21, 2023 held virtually. "Be Present!" Town Halls are your opportunity to ask questions and discuss the district with Superintendent Wright. Note: This town hall was originally scheduled for March 16.    

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 CPS Moves March Madness

It's March Madness!

Let's see those basketball moves! This month you have three challenges to complete for your chance to be named CPS Moves Champion! Can your principal make two free-throw shots? Let's see you take on the dribble-to-the-beat challenge! Who will win in a staff vs. student basketball game? Record it, submit it and vote on social media during spring break!

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 Hawkins Award

Nominations for Educator of the Year Close March 3! 

Do you know an outstanding CPS teacher? Nominate them for the Dr. Lawrence C. Hawkins Educator of the Year Award! They could win $10,000!

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 MLK Oratorical

11 CPS Students Move on to the Ohio Statewide MLK Oratorical Contest

Eleven CPS students are moving on to the Ohio Statewide MLK Oratorical Contest. Cincinnati Public Schools, in partnership with the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Human Relations, hosted the citywide contest at the Mary A. Ronan Education Center.

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BOE Meeting

Students Build Professional Connects at Career Symposium

Students are investing in their futures by building connections with local professionals. More than 70 CPS students attended the Spring Career Symposium, hosted by the College, Career and Community Resource Center.

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MLK Oratorical Contest

Rockdale Students Dream Big, Inspired by MLK, Jr.

Rockdale Academy students are dreaming big, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.

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Student Yoga

Students Practice Mindfulness with Project Yoga

If you talk with students at William Howard Taft Elementary School or Carson School, they might just mention their amazing tree – a tree that has nothing to do with the great outdoors.

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Berea College with Free Tuition

Six out of Six Students Accepted to Berea College with Free Tuition

Persistence is key. It’s what makes Brian Talbert, College Readiness Coordinator at Oyler, so successful in his connections with students at Oyler School. 

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Chefs and Students

Chopped Challenge at Dater High!

Students at Gilbert A. Dater High School can handle the heat in the kitchen.

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Cheviot volunteer

Volunteer Helps Cheviot School Students Develop Reading Skills

A devoted CPS volunteer commits to “Be Present!” every week as he helps Cheviot School kindergartners develop their reading skills. 

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OHSAA BBall Tourney

Stay Up-to-Date on the OHSAA Basketball Tournaments!

Cheer on our teams as they make their run for State Champion!

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All Star Basketball

CPS All-Star Showcase Returns March 25

The CPS All-Star Showcase will return March 25, 2023, to highlight the accomplishments of students, both athletically and academically. Presented by the University of Cincinnati, Woodward High School will host the second annual All-Star Showcase.     

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Financial Town Hall

Just Ask Jen! Financial Town Hall

Join CPS for a Financial Town Hall to learn the ins-and-outs of public school funding. The next Financial Town Hall is Tuesday, March 14 from 6 - 7 p.m. at CPS' Education Center or online! 

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Don't forget to mark your calendars:

  • March: National Women's History Month
  • March: Read Across CPS
  • March 2: "Be Present!" Volunteer Orientation
  • March 3: Cincy-CPS Experience School Tour
  • March 3: Cincy-CPS Experience Mixer
  • March 4: Cincy-CPS Experience Career Fair
  • March 9: Virtual ELL Job Fair
  • March 10: Third Quarter Ends
  • March 10: Magnet and High School Lottery Closes
  • March 13: Conference Day - Schools Closed
  • March 21: "Be Present!" Town Hall
  • March 25: CPS All-Star Basketball Game
  • March 27 - 31: Spring Break - Schools Closed

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Black History Month

CPS Celebrates Black History Throughout the Year!

Throughout February, CPS celebrated the achievements and contributions of African Americans, but we recognize Black History happens every day. To continue the learning and celebration all year long, visit the CPS website for videos, resources and more!

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