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CPS' Alphabet Soup! Newsletter - May 2023

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Superintendent Wright May Message

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CPS 2023 Graduation Ceremonies

2023 Graduation Dates

We're excited to announce high school graduation ceremonies for the class of 2023. Ceremonies begin May 10, 2023 and run through May 25, 2023. Summer graduation is August 3, 2023.

CPS Community Celebration 2023

CPS is Celebrating at Roberts Academy!

Celebrate our community and the end of the school year with fun activities for the whole family May 6, 2023 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.!  Along with fun and food, community partners will be ready to help, answer questions and provide resources. 

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CPS Hiring 2023

CPS is Hiring!

CPS is currently hiring teachers and school leaders for the 2023-24 school year. Focusing on Academics, Behavior and Culture, CPS commits to helping employees engage in meaningful work. Your Purpose. Our Legacy. #WeAreCPS

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Transportation Start Time 2023 Update

CPS Annouces New Start Times for 2023-2024 School Year!

After experiencing significant driver shortages, CPS must reduce the number of routes to improve efficiency, safety, on-time status and level of service for families.     

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 Ohio State Tests 2023

Students Take Spring 2023 Ohio State Tests

The Ohio State Tests are scheduled for April through May.

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 CPS Moves 2023

This May, CPS is Stepping into Summer 

CPS Moves is a "Be Present!" initiative to encourage health and wellness for students, staff and the community. Be sure to check back on May 5 for a special announcement about how you can get movin' this summer and help your school win CPS Moves Champion!

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 Western and Southern Nominees

Western and Southern Yop-5 Nominees Announced

From the more than 80 nominees, a selection committee from CPS and Western & Southern selected five finalists. The winner will be announced May 9 at a special recognition ceremony. 

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2023 Mammogram Party

CPS' Hosts First Mammogram Party

CPS is hosting its first-ever mammogram party at Washington Park, Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join in for an energetic and fun-filled day of resources and activities for the whole family, including Zumba, kid's activities, prizes and, most importantly, breast cancer screenings and information.

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Be Present Volunteers

Commit to "Be Present!" with Parent Organizations

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

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Western Hills Robotics Team

Walnut Hills Robotics Team Competes at World Championship

The Nuts won their first match at the competition in Houston, Texas. The back-to-back State Champions have put in more than 20 hours a week since August to perfect their craft.

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Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

CPS Students Win at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

The University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is one of the largest educational jazz festivals in the world, featuring over 400 student performances. 

CPS won in four categories and took runner-up in three. 

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Cheviot Ramadan Food Drive

Cheviot Students Host Food Drive for Ramadan

Students at Cheviot School got in the spirit of Ramadan by hosting a food drive for those in need. Students collected over 150 cans of food to donate to the Clifton Mosque. 

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Books for Parker Woods

Campaign Raises Money for 17,000 Books for Parker Woods

Parker Woods raised nearly $25,000 through Book Blast – a new enrichment program from Books Are Fun to help grow students’ home libraries with popular, new books. The campaign resulted in 17,000 books.

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Hunter Greene

Reds Player Hunter Greene Visits Student Athletes

Greene visited the school ahead of Major League Baseball’s annual Jackie Robinson Day, sharing about Robinson’s influence on his personal and professional life, and promoting a message of inclusivity.

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Promise Center Donation

The Promise Center Receives Sweet Donation from Local Nonprofit

Students at The Promise Center got a sweet surprise from local nonprofit Payton’s Lemonade Stand. The nonprofit donated 200 backpacks filled with school supplies, hygiene products and toys.   

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Jazz International Festival

Award-Winning Students to Perform at the CPS Jazz Fest

CPS International Jazz Festival, hosted by Activities Beyond the Classroom, will return to Cincinnati on May 6, 2023, at the Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts. 

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Cincinnati Slogan Contest

Enter City of Cincinnati's Slogan Contest!

Join City Of Cincinnati Government's campaign to help stop speeding! Submit your best ideas about how we can help put a stop to speeding for your chance to win $500!  

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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. Keep an eye out for the next Financial Town Hall this May.  

Watch Previous Town Halls

Don't forget to mark your calendars:

  • May 1-25: CPS Highschool semester exams 
  • May 5: School Hero Lunch Day
  • May 6: CPS Community Celebration at Roberts Academy
  • May 6: CPS International Jazz Festival
  • May 8-12: Teacher Appreciation Week 
  • May 14: Mother's Day
  • May 25: End of Fourth Quarter
  • May 25: Last Day of School for Students 
  • May 26: Last Day of School for Teachers 
  • May 29: Memorial Day (Central office closed) 

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May Employee of the Month

Central Office Employee of The Month!

Congratulations to CPS' May Central Office Employee of the Month! Debbie leads and collaborates with the Learning Tech Team, Librarian/Media and Tech Teachers with grace, poise, and consideration! Congratulations, Debbie!

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