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Clark students take part in Mock Election

Students at Clark Preparatory Academy exercised their ‘right to vote’ on Tuesday, November 4 during the school’s Mock Election.

Clark’s 2nd Annual “Breast Cancer Walk”

J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy hosted its 2nd Annual “Breast Cancer Walk” on Friday, October 24. A short program was held in the school’s auditorium followed by the walk and balloon release. Throughout the month of October, Clark teachers discussed with students the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness and the ways it has affected many individuals world-wide. Students learned about facts and information daily and created poems and pictures in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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

“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

Clark Prep students attend Black College Tour

Students from J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy spent four days in Atlanta, Georgia and one day in Montgomery, Alabama on a Black College Tour April 13-18. With help from LEAR Corporation, the students had the opportunity to tour six colleges including Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta University, Tuskegee University, Alabama State and Georgia State.

Habitat for Humanity

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity recently visited J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy’s preschool and kindergarten students Tuesday, April 1. The Habitat for Humanity members taught science lessons on growing plants and worked with Clark students to plant flowers that will be given to preschool and kindergarten parents as Mother’s Day gifts. The Habitat for Humanity members were very impressed by the science knowledge displayed by the Clark students. The event was coordinated by teachers Kevin Gross and Yvette Willingham.

National Tutoring Association honors DPS principals at annual conference

East English Village Preparatory Academy Principal Patricia Murray and J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy Principal Demond Thomas accepted the National Tutoring Program of the Year Public award at the 21st Annual NTA Conference on Monday, April 7. Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, Lear Corporation and Detroit Public Schools teamed up for a comprehensive three-year Student Tutoring Program to strengthen educational pathways and lifelong learning. One hundred East English Village Preparatory Academy high school students traveled for four days each week to neighboring J. E. Clark Preparatory Academy under an innovative paid tutoring program aimed at raising student achievement and supporting successful transitions to high school. The three-year, $1.5 million project, jointly developed by the schools’ principals, district academic leadership, Lear

Clark’s 2nd Annual Taste of Africa

Students at J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy hosted their 2nd Annual Taste of Africa event on Thursday, February 27. Students had the opportunity to experience what it is like in Africa by exploring the country’s culture and history.  Several Clark classrooms adopted a country in Africa and set up booths displaying artifacts, information, food and much more!

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

Students at J.E. Clark help families in need this holiday season

The Clark community and Student Council members hosted their 2nd Annual Clark Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Tuesday, November 26. Students and staff provided and served a warm Thanksgiving meal to less fortunate families and also individuals from a nearby homeless shelter. The Clark Student Council, coordinated by teacher Stacee Smith, raised money to have a bus provide transportation for the residents of the homeless shelter. Emergency Manager Jack Martin attended the festivities that were held in the Clark Gymnasium/Cafeteria.