Students at J. E. Clark Preparatory Academy will see a major change as they enter the doors for the first day of school on September 5. The school has been selected as the 2017 Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance Reading Room Makeover contest winner! Although the renovation may not be complete until the end of September, more than 40 Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance volunteers broke ground on the August 4 demo day to begin the process. The library at J. E. Clark, which was used to hold classes and house administrative personnel, was selected from more than 65 schools from 16 cities across the state of Michigan. Students and staff will see new technology, freshly painted walls, additional shelving and Pistons-themed graphics and decorations. J. E. Clark is the fourth DPSCD school to be awarded the Reading Room Makeover.