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CPS' Alphabet Soup! Newsletter - July 2023

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Superintendent Wright July 2023

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New School Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You!

New School Formerly Bramble

CPS is pleased to announce the purchase of the former Bramble Elementary School building and property located at 4324 Homer Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45227. Join us July 6 at 4:30 p.m. for the new school community meeting to learn more.

Ending Summer Right With a Back-to-School Festival!

Back to School Fest 2023

Join CPS in kicking off the CPS Back-to-School festival August 5, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Washington Park.  

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New Student Information Service Applications! 

Student Information Service Applications

CPS is excited to announce the new Student Information Service applications, Focus and Canvas! Thanks to the input from families and working groups composed of individuals from across the district, CPS will begin to build out the transition in Summer and Fall 2023. Beginning school year 2024-2025, Focus will fully combine PowerSchool, Ed Plan, Performance Matters and school registration into one place and Canvas will replace Schoology.

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CPS Host Pop-Up Enrollment

Pop Up Enrollment 2023

CPS is hosting pop-up enrollment opportunities this summer for preschool through grade 12 students for families interested in registering their child in their neighborhood school, who are new to the district or have questions about other enrollment opportunities.

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CPS Moves and Go Vibrant Partner for the Million Step Challenge!

 Million Step Challenge

This summer, step into health by participating in the Million Step Challenge, hosted by Go Vibrant! Register and log your steps to help your school win a field trip in October!

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Nominate a Colleague for Employee of the Month!

Employee of the Month

Recognize a colleague for going above and beyond the call of duty to produce the best outcomes for students. Tell us how your colleague showcases CPS’ core values and they could win Employee of the Month!

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Join the CPS Legacy! Apply Toady at a Walk-in Wednesday!

Walk in Wednesday

Know someone that would make a great addition to the CPS legacy? Walk-in-Wednesdays runs every Wednesday all summer from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Learning is Cool Academic Achievement Celebration 

FCC Learning is Cool Program

Children who have achieved "A" Honor Roll were invited to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for the Learning Is Cool Academic Achievement Celebration on Tuesday, June 27th, from 6:00-8:30 PM through the FC Cincinnati Foundation.

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Walnut Hills Graduate Wins $10,000 Scholarship and Trip to Italy

Walnut Hills Scholarship

A recent Walnut Hills High School graduate is headed to Italy to study music this summer after winning a national vocal competition.

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Hughes High School Zoo School: Transforming the Educational Landscape

Hughes Zoo School

The Cincinnati Zoo Academy is revolutionizing the education landscape by offering a unique and innovative learning experience that combines traditional classroom instruction with hands-on, real-world applications. Appearing on the "Learning Unboxed" podcast, Chris Edelen, Career Tech Teacher at Hughes STEM High School, along with other Zoo Academy staff members, discussed the educational transformation that the Zoo Academy has with students.

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Aiken Educator Goes the Extra Mile to Ensure Student's Graduation

Aiken Educator

In a heartwarming display of dedication, a former Career Tech Coordinator teacher went above and beyond to help a family’s struggling student graduate not once, but twice. Mrs. Victoria Nesbitt, an exceptional educator at Aiken New Tech High School, proved that the impact of an educator can extend far beyond the classroom.

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Don't forget to mark your calendars:

  • July 4: Independence Day - Schools, Central Office Closed 
  • July 6: New School Community Meeting 
  • July 17: Board of Education Meeting
  • August 3: Summer School Graduation 
  • August 5: Back-to-School Festival 
  • August 7: Board of Education Meeting 
  • August 17: First Day of School for Students 

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CPS Celebrates Outstanding Employees at the Employees of the Year Recognition Event  

Employees of the Year

CPS brought the spirit of appreciation at its first-ever 2023 Employees of the Year Recognition Event. Superintendent Iranetta Wright personally recognized 78 outstanding teachers, principals, custodians and staff members for their unwavering commitment to education!

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CPS Pride Parade 2023

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Withrow Tigers Rugby

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Rotary Club of Cincinnati                 Cincinnati Career Pathways


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