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WSU College of Education’s Division of Teacher Education hosts Family Math Night at Golightly Education Center

The Wayne State University College of Education’s Division of Teacher Education recently hosted a Family Math Night at GoLightly Education Center. The event featured math games for students in grades K-8, their families and caregivers. Wayne State students engaged participants in activities designed to increase reasoning and problem-solving skills. Each family received games they could play at home. The Family Math Night celebrated the culmination of a semester where elementary education students planned and implemented innovative mathematics activities in local schools as part of a math methods course. Assistant Professor Jennifer Lewis said the course teaches students first-hand how to be effective urban educators. Throughout the course, students meet weekly to work with children from Detroit Public Schools, putting the

DPS students participate in Scripps Spelling Bee Championship

Five talented students represented DPS at the Scripps Spelling Bee Championship Saturday March 2. The event was hosted by the Detroit News at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The following schools had students who participated in the competition: Spain Elementary-Middle School was represented by: Hadja Simakha Detroit International Academy for Young Women was represented by: Deandrea White Golightly Education Center was represented by: Antonio Peters Ronald Brown Academy was represented by: Jacquay Huff-Dixon Neinas Elementary School was represented by: Jasmin Payne The Office of Literacy would like to extend a special “thank you” to all of the schools who supported this initiative!

School of the Week: Golightly Education Center – A Unique School to Foster Children’s Dreams and Goals and Make Them Come True

When Dr. Sherrell Hobbs of Golightly Education Center starts talking quickly about a dissertation in the halls of her Midtown school, she likely is not talking about her own doctoral thesis, but instead one of the hundreds of dissertations that she requires from her students. Golightly’s mini-dissertation, which in an in-depth writing exercise on a lesson, is just one of the many tools Hobbs uses to create a college bound culture  and a collegiate mindset among staff, pushing her 504 “scholars” to excel. “When children come here, they find themselves learning what their goals, dreams and aspirations are because we help them be creative in their own choices,” Hobbs said. Golightly Education Center, an application school which also accepts a

Golightly Education Center students sponsor a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities

One of Golightly Education Center’s affiliates is League Michigan, a Service Learning Project Agency that focuses on building character traits like “giving” or “helping others.” A team of Golightly students, led by teacher Cheryl Vincent, invested money from The Service Learning Project Agency to sponsor a fundraiser that generated $500.00. Proceeds from the fundraiser were then donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Detroit in December 2012. In addition, multiple boxes of items were contributed by Golightly students, parents and local Girl Scout Troop 41931 from the “wish lists” of children living at the Ronald McDonald House. About Golightly: Golightly Education Center is centrally located in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center. Within walking distance from museums and the Main

Golightly Education Center Goes Green!

Over the last nine months the Golightly Education Center Gators have been working hard in the Gator Garden. The 2012 project called the “I’m In the DPS Garden,” was led and created by Allan Cosma, the Academic Engagement Officer at Golightly Education Center.  Mr. Cosma designed a comprehension gardening program that infused mathematics, writing, science, healthy living, and entrepreneur skills with the help of Susan Bloodworth, Cheryl Vincent , and Denise Cohen.  Thanks to the support of Detroit Public Schools Foundation, Michigan State Extension, 4-H Foundation, Grown in Detroit and Garden Resource Program, twenty students from Golightly Education Center and  Blackwell Institute were able to travel to the 4-H Michigan State Extension Community Center garden for six weeks to learn

Students are Shining Brightly at Golightly!

Lesson Recap: Time Management Strategies With the help of Winning Futures volunteers, students at Golightly Education Center learned that if you become a good time manager, you’ll not only get a lot more done in less time, but you’ll feel more relaxed, focused and in control of your life. “The important point students gained is that time management is not necessarily about getting lots of stuff done, because much more important than that is making sure that we are working on the right things (The “Have To’s”), the things that truly need to be done,” wrote Laurie Tarter, Program Director at Winning Futures. Winning Futures is an award winning nonprofit organization that makes a difference in the lives of young people. They offer school-based mentoring

SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids) Camp opens to nearly 300 DPS students

Detroit Public Schools’ students in grades 3-5 are engaging in hands-on learning through a three-week summer camp titled SEEK (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids). The camp opened on July 16, 2012 with nearly 300 DPS students and will extend through August 3, 2012 at Bates Academy. Offering the award-winning “A World In Motion” program curriculum, SEEK camp aims to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life. See the great WXYZ story here: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/dps-students-learn-all-about-engineering-during-summer-camp Roughly 50 collegiate mentors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), who are undergraduate engineering and/or mathematics students, will provide the instruction. This is the first time in the program’s history that the SEEK Camp has been offered in Detroit. Students will participate in competitions

Golightly Education Center has been chosen to host a Target/Scholastic Read and Rise Family Reading Event

Golightly Education Center has been chosen to host a Target/Scholastic Read and Rise Family Reading Event on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.  It will be held in the new Target Library and Parent Resource room and auditorium.  The event will include light refreshments and a Family Literacy Workshop geared toward parents/guardians where they will receive tips on how to support literacy at home.  Each parent/guardian will receive a Read and Rise Family Guide that contains strategies to help them support literacy with their children at any age level.  A storyteller in the library will read to them. After the literacy presentations, all families will come together to participate in a Build-A-Book activity, and then they will take their books home.  Volunteers from Target will assist the families. Target

Citizens Bank Partners with Golightly Education Center to Open In-School Bank

Students at Golightly Education Center made their first bank deposits following a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of Golightly’s In-School Bank. The bank was created through a partnership with Citizens Bank to provide the students with hands-on experience in learning basic money management skills and the basics of how a bank operates. “We’re excited to launch this new program to teach students banking skills, encourage saving money and to help them feel comfortable with personal banking,” said school Principal Dr. Sherrell Hobbs. “The staff at Citizens Bank has been wonderful in helping us to launch this effort, and we look forward to seeing the students learn about personal banking and watching their savings grow.” Honors Teacher Cheryl