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The Detroit Public Schools Office of Social Studies proudly presents the “District 10 Michigan History Day Competition!” The event will take place on Saturday, March 5, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum located at 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, 48202. Grades 4-12: Exhibit, Performance, Documentary, Webpage and Essay Participating DPS schools include: Bunche Preparatory Academy Cass Technical High School Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern Douglass Academy for Young Men Durfee Elementary-Middle School Gompers Elementary-Middle School Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Spain Elementary-Middle School Thirkell Elementary-Middle School Please contact the Office of Social Studies for information on participating in the MHD event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Detroit Public Schools Office of Social Studies is proud to present the 4th Annual Social Studies Olympiad. The event took place on Saturday, February 27 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, 3200 E. Lafayette, Detroit, 48207. The State Competition will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 King. 2016 Social Studies Olympiad Results: First Place Winners Quiz Bowl: Senior Division, Cass Technical High School Quiz Bowl: Intermediate Division, FLICS Posters: Intermediate Division, Spain Elementary-Middle School Puppets: Intermediate Division, Gompers Elementary-Middle School Rap: Intermediate Division, Spain Elementary-Middle School Poetry: Intermediate Division, Bunche Preparatory Academy Take A Stand: Intermediate Division, Spain Elementary-Middle School Please contact the DPS Office of Social Studies for information on participating in the Social Studies Olympiad, at 313-873-1795.
Zakiya Jackson, a teacher at Bunche Preparatory Academy, received a $900 sponsorship to attend the Hog Island Audubon Camp “Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week,” July 17-22. The educational camp is located in Hog Island, Maine. Jackson will enjoy a week-long summer program exploring practical approaches and ways to add inspiration to teaching and learning. Jackson will also participate in workshops using techniques in art, music, theater, journaling, and other disciplines, as well as indulge in classic Audubon Camp field trips, including a boat trip to the restored Atlantic Puffin and Tern colony on Eastern Egg Rock, intertidal explorations, and hiking through Hog Island’s unspoiled spruce-fir forest. The summer program provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy learning outside in a beautiful setting, while also allowing
Michigan State’s Tony Lippett Prepares for the NFL Draft Day with his former elementary school in Detroit
Michigan State University standout Wide Receiver and Detroit native Tony Lippett is preparing for a day he will never forget, the NFL Draft. The draft begins on April 30, 2015 and Lippett will be in his hometown as he prepares for where he will be next. During the week of the draft, Tony visited his former elementary school, Duffield Elementary, which is now Detroit Public Schools’ Bunche Preparatory Academy, 2715 Macomb St., on Tuesday, April 28. While onsite, Lippett spoke to students and had a day of football fun back at his old stomping grounds. Lippett paid a visit to each classroom at Bunche and picked the “Best Decorated” rooms showcasing their favorite NFL team that they think Tony will be drafted to,
Bunche Preparatory Academy recently raised more than $500 for the Susan G. Komen and Karmanos Cancer Institute. The school presented a check to the organizations on Tuesday, December 2.
Twelve middle and high school teachers spent a week at Michigan Technological University recently in a five-day Global Change Teacher Institute. They studied the effects of global change on ecosystems, including the impact of climate change on forests, such as elevated carbon dioxide and ozone levels, nitrogen saturation, acid rain and invasive species. Participating from Detroit Public Schools were Diana Koss and Zakiya Jackson from Ralph J. Brunche Preparatory Academy. “This was an amazing experience!” Koss said. “I am still in awe that I participated in something this wonderful!” The institute included field trips to Little Mountain in Baraga County, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, the US Forest Service Research Station in Houghton and a Michigan Gradient Study site near
Zakiya Jackson and Diana Koss of Ralph J. Bunche Preparatory Academy and Theresa Clayton of Mark Twain School for Scholars are three Detroit Public Schools’ teachers who participated in the “Urban Forestry Teacher Institute” on Belle Isle June 23-27, 2014. The event was coordinated by Michigan Technological University’s Center for Science and Environmental Outreach. Through readings, presentations, field trips, data collection and classroom activities, teachers gained new knowledge and outdoor teaching skills that can be incorporated into their science, social studies or math curriculum. They learned tree ID, forest measurements, forest health, disease and insect pests, forest soils, carbon sequestration, best management practices and sustainable forest management. “The Urban Forest Stewardship Teacher Institute at Belle Isle in Detroit was dynamic,” Jackson
A whole new school and a whole new perspective for staff and families at Bunche Academy Newly assigned principal, academic engagement administrator quickly set the tone and create a shared vision to attract students, beat the competition The first communication that new Principal Cindy Lang sent to the teachers at Ralph J. Bunche Preparatory Academy this past summer was to ask their help to do something that had not been done before—to come to the school on warm August days for the purpose of fanning out across the school’s rather vast boundary to knock on local families’ doors. Lang and her staff were about to take some bold actions that would announce that it’s a new day at the school,
Nina Hawkins, a fifth-grade teacher at Ralph J. Bunche Elementary School with a reputation for inspiring her students to lofty heights, on Thursday received the prestigious National Milken Educator award. Milken awards are given annually to teachers around the country who have taken great strides in the area of student achievement.