What's New

January 15, 2020

Geek Squad Summer Academy Coming to Aiken High School

The Partnership for Innovation in Education is presenting the Geek Squad Academy from Best Buy at Aiken High School this June. It is open to Cincinnati Public School students ages 10-18.

The Geek Squad Academy provides an opportunity for students to develop tech skills, build self-confidence, spark creativity, and discover how technology can benefit them in their educational pursuits and in future careers. Students at Geek Squad Academy become "Junior Agents" and get hands-on experience with some of the newest and coolest technology.

Local Best Buy employees help the Junior Agents explore areas like:

  • Coding
  • Film Production
  • Photography
  • 3D Design
  • Digital Music
  • And more

It is one thing to tell teens about a possible future in technology. Best Buy believes that when you show them that not only is it a possibility, but that they can start right now, that is when our Junior Agents get inspired and that is when the magic happens.

Dates: June 10-11, 2020
Location: Aiken High School, 5641 Belmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224
Ages: 10-18

Note: There may be a cost associated with this event; confirmation will come from the non-profit partner for further communication.

Registration details coming soon.


January 14, 2020

How to Share Your Good News

newspaperGreat stories happen every day in our schools, and the Office of Communications and Engagement is available to work with district staff to help spread the word. By submitting your good news, our staff will work with you to find the best way(s) to tell your story.

Use this Form to Submit Your Story Ideas

Examples of support we can provide:

Social/Electronic Media Coverage:
If you would like us to share a story about your school using one or all of our communications tools, please select this option. This would include coverage on social media (IamCPS blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), our district website ( and the Intranet (

Capture Photography/Multimedia:
If you want someone from our office to capture visuals from your event/activity, please select this option.

Prepare News Release/Media Advisory:
If there is an upcoming event or activity that you would like the local news media to know about, please select this option.

If you need assistance with preparing for an interview with the media, need to develop a communication strategy or need help in planning a public event, please select this option.

What Makes A Good News Story?

The best stories are timely, visual, clearly demonstrate impact and have a human face to the news. Examples include:

  • Individual student and staff successes and achievements
  • Unique programs, projects or other educational opportunities for students
  • Examples of our classrooms effectively leading changes to educational policies and practices
  • Events of interest to the community-at-large
  • Projects, events or achievements that reflect the mission and objectives of our district

Timeline of Requests

We have so much positive news to share. The more advance notice you can provide, the better we can work together to spread the word. When possible, please give us a minimum of five (5) days notice for events and news.


If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Office of Strategic Communications and Engagement at 513-363-0020 or


January 7, 2020

CPS Board Elects Officers, Appoints Committees

The Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education recently elected officers and established committee leadership for 2020.

Board Members Eve Bolton, Pam Bowers, Carolyn Jones and Ben Lindy were sworn in to serve their respective terms.

Carolyn Jones was re-elected as Board President and Ryan Messer was re-elected as Board Vice President.

Finance Committee

  • Melanie Bates
  • Eve Bolton
  • Ben Lindy

Policy Committee

  • Pam Bowers
  • Ryan Messer
  • Mike Moroski

Student Achievement Committee

  • Pam Bowers
  • Ryan Messer
  • Mike Moroski

Health and Safety Committee

  • Melanie Bates
  • Eve Bolton
  • Ben Lindy