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Carver S.T.E.M. Young Eagles Aviation Club prepares to take flight

Dr. Brian Smith, the Director of the Tuskegee Airmen and sponsor of Carver S.T.E.M. Academy’s “Young Eagles Aviation Club,” is in his second year working with Carver students to educate them on Aviation and Aerospace careers. Dr. Smith is also assisting Carver in partnering with Mr. Cliff Miller at Davis Aerospace Technical High School at Golightly so that students can further their aspirations with the hopes of graduating with a pilot’s license.

Strategic Staffing Solutions donates nearly 500 books to Carver S.T.E.M. Academy

Carver S.T.E.M. Academy was the lucky recipient of more than 500 books recently donated by Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3). Principal Sabrina Evans, along with Carver students and staff, accepted the donation from Carl Bentley, Executive Vice President of Strategic Staffing Solutions, and Shalini Lawson, S3 Detroit Branch Manager, on June 2, 2014. Continuing an annual tradition that spans nearly 20 years, S3, a Detroit-based global IT and business services company, hosts an annual holiday party where guests—including customers, community partners, friends and staff members—are asked to bring new books to donate to DPS students. In recent years, book donations from Strategic Staffing Solutions have helped to fill the libraries of many DPS schools. Strategic Staffing Solutions also has a strong partnership

“Do the Write Thing” Challenge finalists

Congratulations to students from Carver S.T.E.M. Academy, Fisher Magnet Upper, Clark Preparatory Academy, Davison Elementary-Middle School, Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy and Marcus Garvey Academy for being named runner-up and finalists in the 2014 “Do the Write Thing” Challenge, on Friday, April 25. A special student recognition ceremony will be held Saturday, May 31. The challenge is presented by the National Campaign to Stop Violence. The “Do the Write Thing” challenge is an engaging opportunity that gives students the chance to take part in classroom conversations discussing the impact that violence has on their lives. In written form, students are able to express what they have seen to be some of the causes of youth violence as well as solutions to help

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and PNC announce plans for 2014 Grow Up Great and Fifth Gear Education Program

Continuing their partnership with Detroit Public Schools (DPS) by educating students through motorsports, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and PNC today proudly announced plans for the 2014 Grow Up Great and Fifth Gear programs. Building on the programs that have grown and developed with the Grand Prix since 2012, both the Grow Up Great and Fifth Gear programs combine a mathematics and science curriculum through real-world applications in motorsports to spark interest in DPS students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The programs are funded by a grant from the PNC Foundation under the stewardship of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. This curriculum has been incorporated into the classrooms of the participating schools in both programs over the last several weeks as the excitement builds for

Carver Pre-K Engineers

The PNC Grow Up Great Pre-K students at Carver S.T.E.M. Academy have been learning about engineering by creating and constructing their own robots! Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Tomaszewski’s Pre-K students made recycled robots from used shoebox tops, cardboard and art scraps. PNC also sponsored a trip for the students to visit the Robot Garage in Birmingham, where they learned how to assemble simple motor-powered machines.

24th Annual Detroit Branch NAACP art/essay contest winners

Many DPS students placed in the annual Detroit Branch NAACP Art and Essay Contest. The contest is a wonderful opportunity for elementary through high school students to showcase their artistic talents. A reception will be held Friday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.  The 2014 winners include: Elementary School Essay 1st Place                A’Liyah Higgins                5th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) 2nd Place               Devin Powell                      5th Grade             Paul Robeson/Malcolm X Academy 3rd Place               Jamareia May                    5th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS)  Middle School Essay 1st Place                Kyrah Kimbro                     7th Grade             David Ellis Academy 2nd Place               Ariana Wingfield               7th Grade             Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) 3rd Place               Brenda

Carver S.T.E.M. students think outside the box for Engineering Week

Students in Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Gordon’s 3rd grade classes at Carver S.T.E.M. Academy had the opportunity to “think outside the box” for National Engineers Week February 16-22. Students participated in a unique program titled Engineering in a Box, presented by Mechanical Electrical Plumbing (MEP) Engineers, LLC. Engineering in a Box is a customized kit that allows students to create and participate in exciting hands-on activities to discover and explore the world of science. Carver students were engaged in various activities to expand their knowledge of the many types of engineering career fields. Carver gives thanks to their friends at MEP Engineers, LLC for their commitment to the students at Carver S.T.E.M. Academy. Read more about National Engineer Week, http://mepmi.com/mep-engineers-celebrates-national-engineers-week-feb-16-22/.

Schools across DPS enjoy March is Reading Month!

Detroit Public Schools and the Office of Literacy on Monday, March 3, 2014 kicked off hundreds of reading and literacy activities, events and contests to celebrate “March is Reading Month.” Pulaski Elementary-Middle School held its first annual Preschool Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast in Mrs. M.Thompson-Cook’s class to celebrate READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY as well as the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Students were served “green” scrambled eggs, turkey or ham, and juice. Principal Desheil Echols even tried a test-taste! The day also consisted of a story read-aloud of “Green Eggs and Ham,” literacy games, cross-curricular activities, arts and crafts, and Dr. Seuss learning stations. Also there to join in the fun were Teacher Mrs. Noel Sauer (with the Dr. Seuss bow tie and hat), Associate Teacher Mrs. S. DeShields, Noon-Hour-Aide Ms. E. Hall, Associate Teacher

PNC Grow Up Great program at Carver S.T.E.M.

The One World, One Sky Big Bird’s Adventure Planetarium came to visit the PNC Grow Up Great head start classes at Carver S.T.E.M. Academy on November 12, 2013. Additional classrooms at Carver were also invited to share in the wonderful Earth Science experience.  

Kajeet: Helping students receive online access to help gain competitive edge in education

Kajeet, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, recently announced its partnership to deploy Kajeet SmartSpot™ devices to Detroit Public Schools. A total of 450 portable Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling students to have access to essential academic and education resources on the Internet anytime, anywhere, are currently being deployed in eight schools as part of the district’s take-home Netbook program. As one of the country’s largest school districts, Detroit is confronting the same issue as many other schools in safely and affordably connecting students off campus with student-issued devices. Currently, 70 percent of the district’s students do not have Internet access once they leave school. The Kajeet SmartSpot™ offers an affordable and simple option to close the digital divide.