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October 14, 2011
Legendary singer and actress Dionne Warwick nominated for New Jeresey Hall of Fame. For more information check out the New Jersey Hall of Fame Website at: http://new.njhalloffame.org
November 1, 2010
World Hunger Day Spectacular Gala Concert at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London, January 9, 2011. See Flyer for more details.
October 19, 2010
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2, 2010! "My Life as I See It" an autobiography coauthored with David Freedman Wooley. Dionne tells the stories of her life from her childhood in East Orange, New Jersey, in a two-family home with her parents, brother, and sister, to now, as she celebrates her fiftieth year in show business. Click here for more information and where to buy.
September 22, 2010
Legendary singer and actress Dionne Warwick unveiled a new technology lab that includes HP desktops, notebooks and camcorders at the Dionne Warwick Institute. HP surprised Warwick and the school with its latest product designed specifically for elementary school students, the HP Mini 100e PCs, customized with the school logo.
Dionne Warwick Unveils HP Technology Lab at Hometown Elementary School
EAST ORANGE, N.J. — Kicking off the new school year, legendary singer and actress Dionne Warwick unveiled a new technology lab that includes HP (NYSE:HPQ) camcorders and desktop and notebook PCs loaded with education software at the Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship.
East Orange, N.J., city and school district officials joined the students in welcoming Warwick as she addressed the school on the importance of technology in education and unlocking student potential.
“HP has been at the forefront of providing computers and setting up state-of-the-art computer labs for schools worldwide,” said Warwick. “I am proud to say they have thought enough of my ‘babies’ at the Dionne Warwick Institute to provide a complete computer lab furthering my children’s computer learning skills in such an environment.”
From prekindergarten through fifth grade, students at Dionne Warwick Institute are exposed to progressive themes in economics and entrepreneurship that also incorporate elements of technology education. Students will use the new HP Compaq 6000 Pro All-in-One Business PCs featuring Adobe® Digital School Collection and Microsoft® Office 2010 to design creative ads, keep inventory records, calculate profit and loss statements, compose business plans and produce multimedia presentations.
By fifth grade, the students have developed and practiced the skills needed to establish and run their own businesses. Three times a year, during the school-hosted “Market Day,” students put their business plans into action and showcase original handmade products to sell for profit.
“We’re grateful for the generous gift from Ms. Warwick and her business partner, Dave Wooley, and are so appreciative of the relationship that they have formed with HP,” said Gloria P. Watson, principal, Dionne Warwick Institute. “We are excited to put these incredible tools to practice as we teach our students about the real world of business. Our students are eager to learn and having the latest technology will empower them to do amazing things.”
The technology education theme is infused throughout the school and includes students’ daily use of the internet to learn real-life skills. This includes accessing websites to practice depositing into bank accounts to track investments, visiting a virtual school cafeteria to purchase food and calculate a tip, comparing membership prices at a gym, and purchasing from the toy store, where students calculate total costs and make change for payments.
As Warwick celebrates 50 years in show business, she also will release on Nov. 2 her memoir, “My Life, as I See It,” coauthored with David Freedman Wooley and written on her product of choice – an HP notebook.
HP and its partners Adobe, Atomic Learning and Microsoft collaborated with Warwick to donate the following products to the school:
Additional information about HP education offerings is available at www.hp.com/go/k12.
About Dionne Warwick Institute
Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship was one of 10 schools in the State of New Jersey recognized as a “Star School” by the New Jersey State Department of Education. In March of 1999, Dionne Warwick Institute became an America’s Choice School, a school with a solid curriculum that honors the basics of reading, writing, mathematics and science.
Dionne Warwick Institute is one of the pioneers in the area of elementary economics and entrepreneurship education; it is one of a few schools in the nation developing and implementing this thematic curriculum.
In 2008, Dionne Warwick Institute was one of two schools, in the State of New Jersey, recognized as a National Title 1 Distinguished School. On Dec. 1, 2003, the National Center on Education and the Economy selected Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship as a National Model School for the Whole School Reform model, America’s Choice, in recognition of the school’s high level of implementation of the design and the test results achieved in literacy and mathematics. There are more than 500 America’s Choice Schools in the United States and only 12 have been designated as national models.
September 22, 2010
Warwick Lands Old School Top-Of-The-Range Computer Lab
Soul legend DIONNE WARWICK has helped to secure $30,000 (£20,000)-worth of brand new computer equipment from electronics giant Hewlett-Packard for students at her alma mater in New Jersey.
The singer attended the school in East Orange, formerly known as Lincoln, in the 1940s but it was renamed the Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship in her honour in 1996.
And Warwick used her star power to land her old school a brand new, fully-equipped technology laboratory, giving youngsters access to top-of-the-range computer equipment, software and online training resources free of charge.
The computer lab was officially opened last Thursday (16Sep10) and the kids were amazed by the new equipment at their fingertips.
Economics and entrepreneurship teacher Sharon Giles tells the New York Times, "When the students came, they were like 'wow'. It's going to open up a whole new world for them."
Warwick established a relationship with Hewlett-Packard bosses after using one of the company's laptops to write her forthcoming memoir, My Life, as I See It.
May 18, 2010
Dionne encourages everyone to visit the website for the One Billion Hungry Campaign. Please click here for additional information.