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CPS' Alphabet Soup! Newsletter - April 2023


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Summer Scholars Registration Extended!

Summer Scholars

The registration deadline for Summer Scholars was extended to April 10, 2023! Help your student stay on track with academic progress and enrichment opportunities!

School Lotteries

Title I Survey Opens April 3

Every year CPS conducts a Title I survey to receive feedback from families of students that attend a Title I school. 

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CPS-Cincy Experience

Attend Supt. Wright's "Be Present!" Community Town Hall - April 20!

Superintendent Wright invites students, families, staff and community members to attend her next "Be Present!" Community Town Hall Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Westwood Town Hall Center. "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 April 17.

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Supt. Wright Be Present Town Hall

CPS is Hiring!

CPS is currently hiring teachers and school leaders for the 2023-24 school year, and hosting multiple events and information sessions to help you land a career with purpose. Focusing on Academics, Behavior and Culture, CPS commits to helping employees engage in meaningful work. Your Purpose. Our Legacy. #WeAreCPS   

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 CPS Moves March Madness

CPS Hosts Strategic Plan Community Engagement Sessions

Cincinnati Public Schools is hosting Strategic Plan Community Engagement Sessions April 10-14, 2023. The Strategic Plan Community Engagement Sessions provide community members, staff and families an opportunity to provide input in the development of CPS' strategic plan.  
Click the button below for more information, ideas and submission form.

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 Hawkins Award

Commit to "Be Present!" with Parent Organizations

CPS is committed to supporting every school to establish and maintain an active and effective parent organization recognized by National PTA Standards. Get involved today!

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 MLK Oratorical

Students Prepare for Spring 2023 Ohio State Tests

The Ohio State Tests are scheduled to begin in April and continue through May.

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BOE Meeting

This April, CPS Embodies Mindfulness 

Show us your mindful moments - whether its meditation, yoga, taking a walk or indulging in your favorite candy, stressing less is important to your health. Submit your videos showing us how you stress less to earn your school the CPS Moves Champion title!

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MLK Oratorical Contest

CSU to Provide Scholarship Opportunities for Students

Central State University will visit Woodward High School on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m. to provide information about the university, and scholarship opportunities for CPS students. The school with the most seniors attending by percentage will win a $1,000 Superintendent scholarship. Transportation support is available if registered by April 3.

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Student Yoga

Young Entrepreneurs of Color Pitch Competition Applications Now Open

This year, the program will provide a one-week paid internship to students and young professionals, age 15-20, to learn about entrepreneurship and work in teams to pitch business ideas that provide solutions for real company problems. Applications due by Friday, April 14, 2023 at 5 p.m.

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Berea College with Free Tuition

Cheer on FCC with CPS!

FCC is hosting Cincinnati Public Schools Night on April 22, 2023 vs. the Portland Timbers at 7:30 p.m. Ticket sales will provide an opportunity for select students to meet players and learn more about professional soccer!

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Chefs and Students

Paralympian Visits Sands Montesorri

Sands students in grades four through six were treated to an assembly led by Wheelchair Basketball Paralympian Jacob Counts, created through the school’s partnership with Skool-Aid and its founder, Ian Smith. Counts is a three-time collegiate National Champion.

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Cheviot volunteer

Riverview East Students Contribute to Personal Narrative

There’s nothing quite like picking up a book and finding your name. Forty grade seven and eight students at Riverview East Academy experienced this feeling during the school's first-ever book-signing event, Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

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OHSAA BBall Tourney

Walnut Hills Girls to Women Students Win Tuition Scholarship

Two teams of Girls to Women students from Walnut Hills High School took home first-place prizes in the Square 1 NEXT Final Pitch Event & Dinner! One group even received full-ride scholarships to Thomas More University for their "Blk Beauty" app pitch!

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All Star Basketball

Dater Monetossri Gators 2023 Brain Bowl Tournament Champs

More than 100 elementary school students put their skills to the test in the 2023 CPS Elementary Brain Bowl Tournament. Ultimately, the Dater Montessori Gators were crowned 2023 Brain Bowl Tournament Champions. 

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Financial Town Hall

Garden at Rockdale Academy Serves as Living Classroom

Rockdale Academy was recently featured in The Association of Zoos and Aquariums article for their incredible work on Rockdale Urban Learning Garden! 

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Financial Town Hall

Western Hills High School Students Get Glimpse Into Nursing Career

Encouraging students interested in nursing to pursue their career goals: that’s exactly what a Western Hills University High School teacher is doing through a special event. 

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Financial Town Hall

Board Meeting Recap - March 20, 2023

Cincinnati Public Schools’ Board of Education met for a regularly scheduled business meeting on Monday, March 20, 2023. 

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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 Thursday, April 13 from 6 - 7 p.m. at CPS' Education Center or online!

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Don't forget to mark your calendars:

  • April: Autism Awareness Month 
  • April 3: Students return from Spring Break
  • April 6: "Be Present!" Volunteer Orientation
  • April 9: Easter
  • April 13: Financial Town Hall
  • April 17-21: Midterm Week
  • April 19: District-Wide LSDMC meeting
  • April 20: "Be Present!" Community Town Hall 
  • April 22: Eid-al-Fitr - Ramadan ends
  • April 24-28: Administrative Professional Appreciation Week 

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Black History Month

CPS Turns Red for Opening Day Parade

Rounding Vine and heading for home! It may be Spring Break for students and staff, but the Cincinnati Public Schools’ family is certainly in session for Cincinnati’s favorite unofficial holiday. 

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