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Schools no longer on the State’s bottom five percent list Detroit Public Schools is pleased to announce that 12 of its schools have been released from the State of Michigan’s 2012 Priority Cohort Schools Status List. This signals that the state’s School Reform/Redesign Office recognizes the hard work being done by each school’s leadership and teaching staff, and their focus on data-driven decisions which are positively impacting the outcome of student achievement. The District was notified in a letter from SRO Chief Natasha Baker earlier this month. The 12 schools that have been acknowledged for their improvements are: Blackwell Institute Burton International Academy Carleton Elementary School Carver STEM Academy Dixon Educational Learning Academy Dossin Elementary-Middle School Mann Learning Community Neinas
Students in Caver S.T.E.M. Academy’s “Pretty Brown Girl” program, Principal Sabrina Evans and program facilitators Bettina Carey, Tricia Barnes, Tara Reid and Candace Graham, welcomed Francesca Thomas, a Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence survivor, to speak to students on Friday, October 16. “I am an eight year Breast Cancer survivor” expressed Thomas. “I was lucky enough to catch it early at age 35 by doing self-examinations and that’s the message I want to get across to these young girls.” Thomas also shared her personal Domestic Violence story with the young ladies. Her message was a way to express the severity of the issue and the importance of being educated on ways to protect themselves and seek help in potential harmful
Students from Carver S.T.E.M. Academy and Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy put their skills in communications, science, technology, engineering and math to the test during the first-ever Midwest C-STEM Challenge and iSTEM Olympiad at Cobo Center on Saturday, April 11. Approximately 1,200 students from 21 schools across Michigan, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Illinois participated in this year’s C-STEM Challenge. The C-STEM (communication, science, technology, engineering and mathematics) competition is an innovative, team-oriented competition which encourages competition that engages students to collaboratively solve challenges that are project-based learning activities. The projects consisted of robots, murals, sculptures, 3D prints, films, photographs, and mobile tech innovations. Students also showcased their project solutions related to sustaining and transporting energy produced from wind, oil, and natural gas.
Congratulations Carver S.T.E.M. Academy fourth grade students Jacara Webb and Mariah James, who took first place at the Wayne-Oakland Science Olympiad (WOSO) on Saturday, April 18 for their project “Crash Car Eggspert.” About the “Crash Car Eggspert” Each team was instructed to build a structure on top of a PineCar Racer. All teams were given 25 minutes of build time. The structure was designed to hold and protect an egg as the car is rolled down a progressively steeper series of ramps and crashed into an immovable barrier.
Carver S.T.E.M. Academy honor roll students were treated to a delicious luncheon on Thursday, March 5 in celebration of their academic achievements. All of the celebrated students showcased their “Carver Pride” in their brand new honor roll shirts!
Students at Carver S.T.E.M. Academy participated in the school’s annual Spelling Bee on Friday, February 13.
Activities to emphasize the importance of reading Detroit Public Schools and the Office of Literacy kicked off hundreds of reading and literacy activities to celebrate “March is Reading Month” on Monday, March 2. Ronald Brown Academy Principal Georgina Tait started the month-long reading initiative by celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and reading “Green Eggs and Ham” to the pre-kindergarten students. After the reading, the Pre-K students returned to their individual classrooms to eat a specially-prepared breakfast of green eggs and ham! View the story, at www.clickondetroit.com/news/education/detroit-schools-celebrate-reading-month/31569954 At Carver S.T.E.M. Academy everyone was asked to Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.)! Instructional Specialist Tricia Barnes coordinated the event and was happy to see all of the young scholars, from ages 4-13, use their active
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra hosted a live Podcast on Wednesday, November 12. Students at Carver S.T.E.M. Academy tuned in during the special cultural enrichment event thanks to coordination by Carver Music Teacher Mary Oldani.
Students and staff at Carver S.T.E.M. Academy wore purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Friday, October 10. Karen Lewis from Angel House, a non-profit organization that educates women on ways to overcome domestic violence, visited Carver to share a special presentation about her personal experience with the cause. Angel House is located in Livonia and was established in 2007 to assist women facing domestic violence situations. Carver S.T.E.M. Academy showed their support by wearing the color purple during Ms. Lewis’ presentation. For more information about Angel House, visit www.theangelhouse.org.
It’s Makeover Week in Detroit Public Schools! Bates Academy kicks off the week unveiling $2.7 million interior makeover to parents and students Wednesday
Carver STEM Academy, Cody Academies Campus, and Durfee Elementary-Middle School to also host makeover events in conjunction with partners including Target Corp., The Heart of America Foundation, the Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance Bates Academy parents, students and staff participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school’s $2.7 million interior makeover on Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. to kick off Detroit Public Schools’ first-ever Makeover Week, which began on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and will culminate on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the statewide pupil Count Day. Four schools total will celebrate makeovers including Carver STEM Academy unveiling a new Media Center donated by the Detroit Pistons and Farm Bureau Insurance on Thursday, Sept. 25; Cody Academies Campus will host a dedication ceremony for its new $1 million football field on Friday, Sept.