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Congratulations Carstens Elementary School on the Hockey STEM $2,500 Grant Award

An excerpt taken from nhl.com Congratulations Carstens!! For more than 150 students and teachers from Detroit Public Schools Community District, today was their opportunity to take one last look at Joe Louis Arena before the Red Wings conclude their “Farewell Season at The Joe.” Many of the 5th-8th grade students from Carstens Elementary-Middle, Carleton Elementary, Mackenzie Elementary-Middle, Davison Elementary-Middle and Mark Twain Elementary schools were experiencing the iconic arena for the first time. The students won an opportunity to visit Joe Louis Arena through the EverFi Future Goals program presented by the NHL, NHLPA and Detroit Red Wings. The educational fieldtrip afforded an opportunity for students to see real-life activation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts during the

Carstens Academy of Aquatic Science was awarded a $1,500 Walmart Community Grant

DPSCD Parent Liaison, Victoria Boston-McNeely and the Carstens Academy family applied for this charitable Walmart Community grant back in September. On November 14, 2016 Carstens Academy received notice that they were awarded this prestigious award. The grant will enable Carstens Academy to significantly help its students and community.  One of the areas Carstens Academy will be helping its students will be by providing uniforms, coats, gloves, hats and boots for the upcoming Winter season.  Carstens Academy will also use the grant to improve the buildings culture and climate.  Lastly, Carstens Academy will also use some of the remaining funds on activities that will encourage academic and individual growth for the school and community. Carstens Academy is extremely appreciative for this generous

Carstens receives Gold Award by Governor Snyder and the Michigan Fitness Council

For the second consecutive year, Carstens Academy of Aquatic Science at Remus has won the Gold Award for its persistence in cultivating and promoting student fitness, nutrition and wellness. The Academy was honored by Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Fitness Council on Thursday, May 19 at the State Capitol Building. Principal Donna Thornton attended the prestigious award ceremony which was attended by both local as well as state leaders, including Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, Senator Coleman Young, Representative Fred Durhal and a host of other dignitaries who have joined the mission to promote healthy lifestyles among young children as well as their families. Other partnerships in attendance included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Fitness Alliance. Carstens is the only

Carstens Elementary-Middle School receives visit from Ernst and Young

Annually, Carstens Elementary-Middle School at Remus Robinson receives a visit from its school partner Ernst and Young (EY) which provides positive hands-on learning experiences for the students. This school year EY worked with students in grades K-5 to help build character and motivation as well as create wholesome relationships with successful adult role models who represent today’s global business workforce. With a 15-year partnership with the Junior Achievement program at Carstens, students have the opportunity to attend a business metropolis called “Finance Park,” facilitated by Junior Achievement and supported by Quicken Loans, to gain first-hand experience of today’s career options. Submitted by Abby Phelps, School Assistant/Community Liaison, Carstens Elementary-Middle School at Remus Robinson

DPS students participate in Barbara Bush Foundation “Teen Trendsetters” program

An anonymous donor through The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy recently partnered with Detroit Public Schools to offer the “Teen Trendsetter” program. At 12 schools, 150 DPS teens mentor one student each through a hands-on, reading program allowing teens to mentor elementary students in grades first through third. The first, second and third graders have an opportunity to take part in a program that supports them as they read through the sciences, resulting in improved reading skills, an interest in science, higher reading scores and confident learning. Meanwhile, teens receive the opportunity to spend one-on-one time reading each week with their young mentees and bonding over books. DPS locations include: Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School Carstens Elementary-Middle School at Remus Robinson

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

Carstens wins “Bronze Michigan School Wellness” award

Carstens Elementary-Middle School was awarded the “Bronze Michigan School Wellness” award during a special ceremony Tuesday, May 6 at Ford Field. The Michigan School Wellness award is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), which launched this program to encourage Michigan schools to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and a tobacco-free lifestyle to students and staff. As part of the Michigan Health and Wellness Initiative, the Michigan School Wellness Award program aims to recognize schools working to create healthier school environments. Source: Michigan Department of Community Health

Bosch Supports STEM Education with $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools

Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) program funds 25 classroom projects By 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an estimated 274,000 jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Michigan. The concern that Bosch and others have is: Will the next-generation workforce be ready to move into these jobs? To demonstrate its commitment to helping prepare students for these jobs, the Bosch Community Fund (BCF) recently announced $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools. These grants include awards to 26 Detroit Public Schools teachers, representing 25 projects, as part of its Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) grant program. These grants will support teachers who have developed an innovative curriculum that promotes STEM

Count Day at Carstens

Students and staff members at Carstens Elementary-Middle School enjoyed a successful Count Day on October 3. To show off their school spirit, students wore their Carstens school shirts, designed posters and enjoyed a performance from the school band!