Mothers, grandmothers, and women from the community gathered for Detroit International Academy for Young Women’s Ninth Annual Hat Strut for Breast Cancer Awareness. Dr. Lisa Newman, Director of the Breast Cancer Oncology Program at Henry Ford Health System, provided tips on how to detect breast cancer and take precautions. After the ceremony, K-12 students took a strut around the block in their handmade hats to show their support. “The Hat Strut is a powerful event for women of all ages to spread awareness of breast cancer,” said DIA senior, Tiairah Ward. “We host this event every year and every year I take away something new. As an African American woman, I know I am more at risk. I learned from
Miss Michigan Heather Kendrick spent the day at Charles H. Wright Academy of Arts and Science. Miss Kendrick, whose platform issue is “Keeping Arts in Education: Advocating STEAM,” played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the violin as students painted rainbows in their art class. First grade student Jamari Minor was excited to say, “violins can play all types of music. Miss Michigan even played a Lady Gaga song!” Thank you, Miss Kendrick for teaching our students about the importance of STEAM education.
The Michigan Department of Education needs your help to identify the next Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). We know there are amazing, dedicated teachers in DPSCD – nominate one today! Nominations will be accepted through October 20. To be eligible, a teacher must: Have a valid Michigan teaching certificate Have at least five successful years of teaching experience in Michigan Be involved in the direct education of students Fill out this nomination form and visit michigan.gov/mde for more information
In honor of outstanding dedication to the literary development of her students, Thurgood Marshall Principal Sharon Lee received the Spirit of Detroit Award from Detroit City Council Member George Cushingberry. The Spirit of Detroit Award is dedicated to an individual for outstanding achievement to the citizens of Detroit. In addition, 8th grade student Victoria Wilson was recognized for her achievement of ranking in the 98th percentile of reading scores. Congratulations Principal Lee and Victoria Wilson!