Current School Year News

August 17, 2017

Back-to-School Kickoff Welcomes Community

Ethel Taylor Academy Welcomes students, Community Back to School with an Ice Cream Social

Ribbon Cutting CeremonyEthel Taylor Academy kicked off its upcoming school year with community partners, parents, teachers and, of course, its students on Aug. 9, 2017, with an ice cream social.

“Today, we’re celebrating our community,” said Sherwin Ealy, principal at Ethel Taylor Academy. “We’re having a traditional ice cream social, but we’re also having a ribbon-cutting ceremony to say ‘Hey, this is a new school because this is a concept we haven’t been exposed to before … It’s a new beginning for everything we do.’”

Ethel Taylor Academy is one of nine schools launching a specialized program for the 2017-2018 school year through Cincinnati Public Schools’ (CPS) Vision 2020: My Tomorrow program. Students, parents and community members collaborated to determine New Tech as the school’s specialized program of choice, creating an opportunity to experience learning that will build their problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity skills.


August 15, 2017

Progress Made at CPS' First Vision 2020 Schools

Students, Families and Teachers talk about their Programs from 2016-2017

Teacher talking about the programCheck out this video to see how our Vision 2020 program has been enhancing the academic experience for students at the first seven schools that began implementation during the 2016-17 school year. Our Vision 2020 program has been incorporating new and innovative programs into our neighborhood schools — offering students rich academic experiences similar to what we offer in our magnet schools. Students should not have to leave their neighborhood schools to gain access to high-quality programming. Vision 2020 builds upon CPS’ groundbreaking My Tomorrow initiative to prepare students with the real-world knowledge and skills needed to be successful in college and in the workforce.


August 10, 2017

Cincinnati Public Schools Presents its Back-to-School Kickoff Event

Preview of District Priorities for 2017-18, Opening of New Schools

Superintendent Laura MitchellWHAT: Superintendent Laura Mitchell will present a Back-to-School Kickoff previewing the new academic year for Cincinnati Public Schools’ administrators. Supt. Mitchell will discuss the expansion of Vision 2020, an initiative, now in its second year, to strengthen neighborhood schools. Three new schools will be introduced, and Supt. Mitchell will outline priorities to better prepare students for college and the workplace.

WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 2017
8:00 to 8:30 a.m. -- Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Program that includes remarks from the Cincinnati Board of Education, the Back-to-School Address by Supt. Mitchell and student entertainment

WHERE: Cincinnati Public Schools Education Center
2651 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, 45219 (Corryville)

WHO: Superintendent Laura Mitchell and Cincinnati Board of Education Members, Principals, Assistant Principals, Central Office Administrators and Students

Cincinnati Public Schools sets the tone for the 2017-18 school year with the district’s Back-to- School Kickoff event from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017. The event will feature priorities for the coming school year – including the expansion of initiatives to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and the workplace, as well as improve the district’s neighborhood schools. Students return to classes in Southwest Ohio’s largest public school system on August 16, 2017.


July 1, 2017

July 1 starts a new school year of good news!

July 1 starts a new school year of good news!
News items from the 2017-18 school year are archived under Previous School Year.