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DPS students win big at USCF K-6 National Chess Tournament in Dallas, TX

Chrysler Elementary wins 1st place, garnering national USCF championship Chrysler Elementary School’s third-grade chess team won two national titles at the 2014 United States Chess Federation National Elementary Championship. Out of the 2,224 participants, 22 competitors represented Chrysler and placed first in the K-3 Blitz (speed) category and the K-5 Under 900 category.  The event was held in Dallas, Texas May 9-11. Along with winning the USCF titles, Chrysler students also won the K-3 State Elementary Chess Championship in February. According to the USCF, this year’s tournament drew a record number of preregistered participants from across the United States. The Under 900 category represents the chess ratings that are acquired through previous tournaments and match win-loss scoring. “Winning this year was a huge honor for our kids because they came in

DPS kicks off Two-Day Technology Fair

View event photos below!  Detroit Public Schools hosted its 2nd Annual Two-Day Technology Fair April 15 and 16, 2014 at Randolph Career and Technical Center to showcase the district’s vast technology offerings. April 15 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. was designated as “Student Field Trip Day,” and on April 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., the event was open to the community. WATCH: My TV20 feature on Technology Fair This event was presented by the DPS I.T. Division as part of Technology Month and featured a display of student robotics and student-led technology demonstrations by Gompers, Bennett, Bates and FLICS; interactive technology stations for attendees of all ages; a student interactive room; video presentations; a heavy-duty construction equipment simulator and

Chrysler students win state chess championship

Chrysler Chess Team Flyer Students from Chrysler Elementary School won the K-3 State Elementary Chess Championship on Saturday, February 1 at the Lansing Center. K-3 Championship Section: 1st Place: Eric Hobson, Jr., Charisse Woods, Maxwell Motley, Travis Turner 3rd Place: Nicholas Burton, Myles de Jongh, Solmon Foster, Elijah Spratt K-5 Championship Section: 5th Place K-5 Reserve Section: 5th Place 9 Individual Medals: Gold: Travis Turner, Jr. Silver: Eric Hobson, Jr., Maxwell Motley, Solmon Foster, Elijah Spratt, Michael Thomas, Trey Henry, Alaje Melisizwe Bronze: Blake Fields Jack Martin, DPS Emergency Manager, also visited Chrysler to award the Chess Team with certificates on Tuesday, February 11.

Detroit Public Schools to Receive Technology Grants from Promethean to Provide Schools Interactive Classrooms

Interactive Classrooms Offer Students Access to Cutting-Edge Learning Opportunities Joining Detroit Public Schools (DPS) in their mission to educate students to perform at high academic levels, Promethean is investing $40,000 in interactive technology and professional development to three DPS elementary schools. The donation is part of an annual grant program in partnership with the National Alliance for Black School Educators (NABSE) to close the achievement gap through modernizing classrooms with the goal of making them more interactive and accessible for all students. The annual donation is made to the school district of the host city of the NABSE Annual Conference. Over 3,000 educators will convene at the NABSE 41st Annual Conference at the Cobo Center November 13-17 to develop effective

DPS students learn skills through chess

Chrysler Elementary School third-grader Mya Wideman competes against a 1984 Grandmaster Sergey Kudrin in a simultaneous match with 40 other students from across the city. The Detroit City Chess Club members are learning to concentrate, think and build up competitive skills as the Detroit Institute of Art’s patrons watch during a four-hour-long competition. Sharpening these skills has allowed some members to win national, regional and state competitions. Read more in The Detroit News article: Detroit kids learn from chess champs

DPS Goes PINK in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and schools across the district are going PINK! Several schools are getting involved by hosting events to not only make breast cancer awareness an educational forum for students, but also to put on display the urgency in making the community aware of the need for early detection, self-examination and annual mammograms. DPS Goes PINK School Events: Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, 3200 E. Lafayette St., Detroit 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013-Breast Cancer Information Rally The King DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Chapter will host a Breast Cancer Rally that will feature cancer survivors, a representative from Karmanos Cancer Institute and performances from the MLK Dance Group, Choir and Band. *** Detroit

Chrysler Corporation, ARISE Detroit! and Detroit Public Schools announce community service partnerships for Neighborhoods Day

Local businesses that have adopted schools for Neighborhoods Day, including Chrysler Corporation, Wayne State University, Meijer, PNC Bank, W3R Consulting and Alternatives for Girls put out a call to action today asking others to adopt schools ARISE Detroit!, Detroit Public Schools and Chrysler Corporation announced today a major community service partnership drive involving dozens of schools as part of the 7th annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day event. The press conference was held at Chrysler Elementary School. Chrysler Corporation has adopted Chrysler Elementary School for ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day. Daphne Harris, Chrysler Group Manager of Civic and Community Relations, spoke during the press conference and called on more leaders from local businesses and community organizations to join them on August 3, 2013 for the city-wide Neighborhoods Day event to help prepare dozens of DPS buildings and classrooms for the 2013-2014 school

Congratulations DPS’ Bates, Cass Tech, Chrysler, Harms, Kettering West Wing and Ludington Magnet – among the Michigan Department of Education’s “Beating the Odds” Schools Added Today to the List of Reward Schools for 2011-2012

MDE released this year’s list of “Beating the Odds” (BTO) schools for 2011-12. According to MDE, based on traditional risk factors to student achievement, BTO schools either outperform their expected ranking or outperform similarly-situated schools. What’s really exciting is that these schools will also now be deemed Reward Schools as well! In August 2012, 286 schools in Michigan were recognized as Reward Schools for high-performance or high progress in terms of student achievement. According to today’s announcement by MDE, the Reward School designation is part of Michigan’s comprehensive, new accountability system authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request approved by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to being publicly recognized for their achievement, Reward Schools

Dad’s Club at Chrysler Elementary School featured on Examiner.com

The Dad’s Club at Chrysler Elementary School is a unique group of gentlemen who have seized the opportunity to make the public educational experience in Detroit safe, secure, and esteemed. These men are volunteers and they all have children attending Chrysler. Their professions include Detroit Police Officers, truck drivers, funeral directors, Detroit Institute of Arts personnel, mechanics, an athletic trainer, and a retired social worker. The Dad’s Club watches over Chrysler’s students coming to school while extending a VIP greeting with curb side service. This league of extra ordinary gentlemen dot a path of protection starting from the curb on Lafayette, and orange cones are situated to form a barrier for parents or guardians dropping off students. The Examiner was recently afforded

Chrysler Elementary School of Journalism named one of the 25 Coolest Schools in America by Parent & Child Magazine

Chrysler is one of only two schools in Michigan to hold the honor;Published student authors highlighted; Writing scores have leapt from 48 percent to 86 percent; Student engagement and confidence has increased Parent & Child Magazine released today, August 20, its ranking of the Coolest Schools in America, selecting Chrysler Elementary School of Journalism as one of 25 schools across the nation to hold the honor. The schools are featured in the August/September issue of the Scholastic publication for having found “ways to engage students, families and communities inside the classroom by thinking outside the box.” Chrysler Elementary, a K-5 program that has a focus on writing in all academic areas and is widely known for having published student authors,