“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
Dr. Cleaster Jackson
It is with great sadness and heavy heart that we announce Dr. Jackson’s retirement. With over 30 years as a teacher, principal, and mentor, she said good-bye to her colleagues, friends, and family at a “Retirement Affair” on May 17, 2013, held at Sinclair College.
Dr. Jackson will be remembered as a person who made all professional decisions based on what was “best for children”.
Rotary Outstanding Teacher 2013
Mr. Mark Kennedy (2nd grade teacher) was our WOW nomination for the Rotary Club’s Outstanding Teacher award. He received his award for placing “service above self” on Monday, May 20th at the Rotary luncheon at Sinclair. We appreciate Mr. Kennedy for his work with tutoring, Intervention Assistance Team, and the Summer Instructional Lab. Superintendent Lori Ward said that Mr. Kennedy was her mentor when she first started teaching. Congratulations, Mr. Kennedy, for all you do for our students and our school. CONGRATULATIONS MRS. SHEHEE
Every year Dayton Public Schools accepts nominations for outstanding teachers in the district. Mrs. Shehee was our WOW representative. The WOW staff appreciates her efforts in coordinating testing, providing instructional support for 3rd through 8th graders, working as our building Generalist and as WOW’s Office of Exceptional Children Building Representative.
CONGRATULATIONS MS. FRITZ
CONGRATULATIONS, MRS. KOTH, ON YOUR RETIREMENT
Mrs, Koth (4th grade teacher) has announced her retirement She has been teaching at WOW for 12 years. (8 years in 2nd grade and 4 years in 4th grade). She will be missed. Camera Smith said, “Mrs. Koth is very responsible and the kindest teacher I have ever had. I am a better reader because of her.
My favorite part of her class is projects because we work together to finish.”
Ms. Fritz is bidding a “fond farewell” to Dayton Public Schools. She has been 40 years in the classroom and an intervention specialist in Dayton for 33 years. We want to thank Ms. Fritz for all of her service to our students and our school. She will be missed!!!
Her Co-teacher Amy Andrews says, “Congratulations to an amazing teacher! I feel so blessed to have worked on a
We want to thank Tracy Davis and the men who came to WOW for two months to meet with some of our young men in grades 5-6 to be mentors and share what it means to be a “real man.”
Fire Fighters Visit On Friday, May 24th, members of the Dayton Fire Department brought a ladder truck to WOW. Kindergarten and First Grade students were invited to see how the truck works and what fire fighters do to keep us safe. Thank you, Fire Fighters, for all you do.
As this school year ends, we are already making plans for the 2013-2014 school year. With a new principal (to be announced) coming in, we know he/she will be informing all WOW families of his/her goals, philosophy, and expectations for students and families. Therefore, it is vital that we have your CORRECT ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER, as some correspondence will be mailed, and some correspondence will be made with a phone call. Changing your address is very easy. Bring in PROOF OF RESIDENCE (current DP&L bill, Vectren bill, Lease Agreement, or bank statement)! Just call the office to change your phone number. Call 542-3600 for more information.
Sixth Graders Reminded to Get Tdap Vaccination Dayton Public Schools requires all sixth-grade students to receive the Tdap vaccination before being promoted to the seventh grade. Ohio law requires that all students receive this tetanus and whooping cough booster. Parents may choose to have their children vaccinated through their own doctors, or by Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County, which is open daily in the Reibold Building. Parents MUST provide the school with written proof of the Tdap vaccination from the doctor or clinic as soon as possible. For more information, please contact your child’s school directly.
DPS Home Page
Do you want to keep in touch with Dayton Public Schools this summer? Go to www.dps.k12.oh.us Don’t be afraid to “click on” any link! You will find helpful and useful information.
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Dr. Jackson and the Principal’s Student Council could be seen all over the neighborhood picking up trash. Not only do the students take pride in their schoolwork, they also take pride in the neighborhood. They will be planting flowers soon and have invited neighborhood residence to participate.
Something Worth Writing Home About Library Card
Do you have a library Card? Check out your local Library! They have many interesting programs, for all ages, to choose from during the summer. The best gift a parent can give their child is their TIME.
THANKS to Mrs. White and Mrs. Vogel!! Special Thanks to Mr. Steinke for having our students ready!!
Something Worth Writing Home About Raffle Winners---
Congratulations to Mrs. Fadare for winning the airline tickets for 2 on Southwest. Congratulations to Khori Robinson’s mother, Ms. Rophyll for winning the second place prize of $50.00. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket.
THIRD GRADERS RESEARCH CAREERS
Mrs. James’ third graders completed research reports about potential careers; they worked in teams and individually. They were so excited to present their reports to their classmates. Congratulations third grade!!!
Students in grades 2,3 and 5 worked on table decorations for Dr. Jackson’s retirement dinner. We were so proud of their work.
Teaching Artistic Behaviors
Seventh and Eighth grade students were able to make project choices in the art room. Danesa Marshal-Clemons created a clay “elephant” that she presented to her grandmother. Many other students chose to create pottery, plaques, draw imaginative characters, create graffiti and/or build three dimensional letters.
The First Company from DCDC visited WOW. Thank you to the Park Rangers of Montgomery County for funding this incredible opportunity for our students.
The room was filled to capacity on Wednesday, May 29, with family members celebrating the accomplishments of their students.
Congratulations to the Kindergarten class of 2013.
WOW School Ballroom Dancers
Sunday, May 19, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS TO RION AND DANESA FOR RECEIVING FIRST PLACE!