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With the help of The DPS Foundation Detroit Robinson’s Furniture Saves the Easter Egg Hunt at Chrysler Elementary School

DPS Foundation’s Scott Bradley “Uncle Robinson” provides special Easter including needed school supplies Chrysler Elementary School is one of the District’s smallest schools and their parent engagement is one of the largest. This year the school and parents are getting help with their annual Easter Egg Hunt by way of the Detroit Public School Foundation and “Uncle Robinson” of Detroit Robinson’s Furniture. Scott Bradley a.k.a. “Uncle Robinson” saw the need to fill a critical gap in one of the school’s favorite events. Mr. Bradley is providing Easter Eggs filled with school supplies that students can use in their classrooms. When: Thursday, March 24, 2016 1:00 p.m. Who: Chrysler Elementary School Students Parents Robison Furniture

7 Detroit Public Schools honored by Mackinac Center as Top 100 schools in the state

8 DPS schools receive “A Grade” and Davison Elementary-Middle School makes the cut for top 10 best schools in the state The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently released a new report card ranking seven Detroit Public Schools in the Top 100 best schools in the state. The Mackinac Center’s generated Context and Performance (CAP) Report Card reviewed 2,246 elementary and middle schools, taking student poverty level into account in order to better examine school performance, and is based on four years of student test scores. The CAP report card is an “apples-to-apples” comparison for parents and policymakers. View the full Mackinac Context and Performance Report Card, at www.mackinac.org/22171 This year marks the second consecutive year DPS’ Davison Elementary-Middle School has secured a spot in the “Top 10”

DPS kicks off Application Period Wednesday, February 24 for 22 Application Schools

The district kicks off its Application Schools Period Wednesday, February 24 for the 22 Application Schools, which range from a number of top-ranked schools by Excellent Schools Detroit to robust STEM programs such as Detroit International Academy, home of the Pink Panthers and all-girls robotics team, to language immersion programs, including those offered at Academy of the Americas and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School. The month-long Application Schools period runs from February 24 to March 23. Applications are open to families of current DPS students as well as those newly enrolling or attending school elsewhere. The Application Schools are as follows: Academy of the Americas (K-8) / Academy of the Americas (9-11) Ann Arbor Trail Magnet Elementary-Middle School Bates Academy Benjamin

Chrysler Elementary and Detroit School of Arts awarded grants for music programs by Give a Note Foundation and 21st Century Fox

Chrysler Elementary School and Detroit School of Arts are among 16 schools nationwide to receive $3,000 grants awarded by the Give a Note Foundation through a donation made by 21st Century Fox. Representatives from both Give a Note and Fox, including Roop Raj and Amy Andrews, visited both schools on Thursday, October 1 for a special ceremony with performances by student ensembles. This past June, at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Assembly, Give a Note Foundation board member Beth Slusher along with Fox 5 DC anchor Lauren DeMarco for 21st Century Fox, announced the schools receiving the 2015 grants. The funds are used to help teachers boost their music programs and reach more students with quality music

Police Camp “Mentoring Men in Action” at Chrysler Elementary

Detroit Public Schools Police Department and Detroit Public Schools Foundation held summer day camps June 15-19, to give young men an opportunity to interact with male role models from different walks of life. Each day started with a speaker that could help enrich the life of each camper, and ended with a trip that put life into perspective. The day camp was held at Chrysler Elementary School and included students in grades 5-8 from a variety of Detroit Public Schools. On Wednesday, June 17, Renaissance High school graduate, Ogechukwu Onwudiwe, visited with the campers. Onwudiwe, interned the first year the summer camps started. Now, a senior at Wayne State University, he spoke with the students about his first-hand experience on

School of the Week: Chrysler Elementary School

At high-achieving Chrysler Elementary, the focus is on family Family Being a top school is as much about STEAM and STEM, Robotics, chemistry and technology as it is about a more significant educational phenomenon at Chrysler Elementary School: being family. Chrysler successfully bridges the young households of its students as well as the surrounding community, along with its star educators in a tight-knit family environment that transcends its small school and campus setting. “It’s the way we treat each other,” says Principal Shirley. “We share our ideas and implement them.” The famous, ever-present Dad’s Club One idea, implemented many years ago and going strong as ever, emphasizes safe passage onto Chrysler’s compact location and entrance on busy E. Lafayette and

Congratulations to our District-Wide Spelling Bee winners

The Detroit Public Schools’ Office of Literacy hosted the Inaugural District-Wide Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 26 at Renaissance High School. The top winners received a trophy and an iPad mini, sponsored by the DPS Foundation. Elementary winners: 1st place- Dakota Dorsey, 5th grade, Chrysler Elementary School Runner up- Mekhai Walker, 4th grade, Burton International Academy Middle School winners: 2nd place- Asia Noble, 8th grade, Dossin Elementary-Middle School Runner up- Kevin Howard, 7th grade, Golightly Education Center “We are proud of all of our spelling bee participants,” said the DPS Office of Literacy team. “To all of the Spelling Bee Coordinators and Instructional Specialists we thank you for all of your hard work and going above and beyond to conduct building-wide

Six Detroit Public Schools ranked as Academic State Champs by Bridge Magazine

In February 2015, Bridge Magazine announced its first-ever rankings for thousands of Michigan schools as the 2014 Academic State Champs. More than 3,200 schools (traditional public schools and charters) were judged on state and national test scores over three years, with student income levels factored in for each school. Four DPS elementary schools and three middle schools were ranked on the list of Bridge Magazine’s Academic State Champs: Elementary Schools Thirkell Elementary-Middle School* Chrylser Elementary School Davison Elementary-Middle School* Dixon Educational Learning Academy *Ranked among the Top 10 Michigan Elementary Schools Middle Schools Davison Elementary-Middle School* Burton International Academy Clippert Academy *Ranked among the Top 10 Michigan Middle Schools Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center, a DPS-authorized charter school, was

DPS, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announce Chrysler Elementary as winner of Attendance Challenge

Chrysler students enjoyed an in-school assembly with circus performers Nov. 12 and nearly 4,000 elementary school students with perfect attendance will attend “DPS Night at the Circus” Nov. 13 Chrysler Elementary School has been named winner of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Attendance Challenge, held October 1-November 1, for all Pre-K-6 schools across the district. With a 95.92 attendance rate for the full month, Chrysler students enjoyed an in–school assembly with circus performers on Wednesday, Nov. 12 to celebrate their victory. Nearly 200 students filled Chrysler’s gymnasium to enjoy live circus acts as a preview to the world-renowned circus performance “Built to Amaze,” presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Palace

Chrysler Elementary Goes Pink

To showcase their enthusiasm for Breast Cancer Awareness month, the staff and students at Chrysler Elementary School went pink on Wednesday, October 29! From pink dyed hair to pink attire everyone at Chrysler was inspired to show their support.