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Bow Celebrates “Month of the Young Child”

Bow Elementary-Middle School’s pre-school and kindergarten classes celebrated “Month of the Young Child’ throughout the month of April. Teachers and staff incorporated various activities, each week, to acknowledge the different aspects of early development. The month concluded with a special musical parade where all students and staff wore purple in honor of MOYC. Special thanks to Bow teachers Mrs. Saffold-Jones, Mrs. Miller-George, Mrs. Dixon Ms. Hurd and Ms. Dingle. Submitted by: DaRhonda P Evans, Bow Elementary-Middle School Academic Engagement Administrator More About Month of the Young Child® According to miaeyc.org, each April Michigan celebrates Month of the Young Child® (MOYC®). This is a time when communities and individuals recognize the needs and rights of young children and their families. Since 1971, one week

Mr. Read to Me Day at Bow

Bow Elementary-Middle School recognized March Is Reading Month by hosting a Mr. Read to Me Day! On Thursday, March 24, empowering African-American males in overcoming obstacles in education. Several prominent male leaders read to all Kindergarten through 8th grade classes. They were dynamic! The students loved their energy, presentation and animation while reading. The teachers commented on how professional they looked, their positive attitudes towards the children and their overall willingness to be a part of such a great experience. After this, a panel discussion was held with nine men consisting of a franchise owner, an award-winning film-maker, a police officer, a firefighter and several other prominent community figures. The audience consisted of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade males only. The male audience prepared questions for the

Bow receives special recognition from local community partner

After students at Bow Elementary-Middle School completed their 8th grade placement test on Wednesday, January 13, the young scholars were provided lunch donated by their local community partner McDonald’s. The owner, John Potts sent his daughter Leslie Potts to serve and provide an inspirational talk to the 8th grader students about their upcoming transition to high school and how to be successful. The students presented Ms. Potts with a beautiful ‘Thank You’ card signed by students and staff. Principal Kenneth Jenkins and the staff at Bow Elementary-Middle school would like to acknowledge and thank their community partner, McDonald’s, located at 15321 Wyoming Ave./Fenkel, Detroit 48238. Submitted by: Kimberly Dean, Bow Counselor

More than 7,000 students’ classrooms grow brighter as DPS adds high quality, energy-efficient LED lighting to 11 school buildings

District to enhance learning and realize hundreds of thousands in annual savings: 60% reduction in classroom lighting energy utilization and the elimination of maintenance cost. Detroit Public Schools is adding new, energy-efficient LED lighting to 11 school buildings, which will not only provide a cost-savings to the district but will enhance the educational environment for more than 7,000 students by making classrooms brighter. “The key benefit to the project is improvement in our classrooms, where teachers and students will spend their academic day in brighter settings that are more conducive to learning and academic achievement,” said DPS Emergency Manager Jack Martin. “The LED technology also utilizes approximately 60% less electricity, lasts more than twice as long as our previous lighting

Torii & Katrina Hunter Launch Innovative Program to Benefit Detroit Public Schools Students

Tigers star provides proven character-building program to students Heart of a Champion, a program designed to elevate the lives of 7,500 students in 39 Detroit Public Schools launched Sept. 23 at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy with a high-energy kick-off event including Katrina Hunter, wife of the Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, school district officials and city dignitaries. Through their charitable effort, The Torii Hunter Project, the Detroit Tigers All-Star outfielder and his wife are funding the program for the school district. Heart of a Champion is a character-building program that is proven to reduce dropout rates and increase student performance and graduation rates among students in 26 states. “We are excited to bring a program to Detroit that has been proven

School of the Week: Bow Elementary-Middle School

Dedicated staff, endless parent involvement and a multitude of unique programs It’s not often that students receive their first science lesson immediately when arriving to school, but at Warren E. Bow Elementary-Middle School, the young learners are greeted daily by their indoor Koi Pond. Filled with eye catching orange and white fish, attractive plant life and assorted rocks, the pond can often become a quick mini-science lesson any day of the week! The Koi Pond is just one of the various learning methods teachers utilize on a day-to-day basis at Bow. Teacher Laura Franklin is known for keeping students on their toes when it comes to subjects such as science. Eighth-grader Delvin Braizer says Franklin creates “science raps” to fun

Yak’s Corner announces “Favorite Character” contest winners

Michigan students in kindergarten through sixth grade were invited to present drawings of their favorite Yak’s Corner book character and tell why it was their favorite. The contest was sponsored by Yak’s Corner, the weekly news magazine for grades K-6 produced by Michigan K.I.D.S., and the Detroit Newspapers in Education nonprofit for the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News. Congratulations to the following 2012-2013 Yak’s Corner favorite book character contest winners and honorable mention students: 5th place winner and kindergarten student Courtney Gentry-Plair, Bow Elementary Honorable Mention and first grade student Gloria Gonzalez, Roberto Clemente Learning Academy Honorable Mention and third grade student Josie Williams, Eman Hamilton Academy Honorable Mention and fifth grade student Judith Gonzalez, Roberto Clemente Learning

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