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DPS schools kick off “March is Reading Month” with hundreds of reading and literacy activities

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

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 students participate in 2015 Future City Competition

Students from Bates Academy, Blackwell Institute, Clippert Academy, Durfee Elementary-Middle School and Henderson Academy participated in the annual Future City Competition, presented by the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), on Monday, January 26 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. According to ESD, Future City is a cross-curricular educational program where students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Over a four-month period, students work as a team with an educator and volunteer mentor to design a virtual city using SimCity software; research and write an essay addressing the contest theme; build a model of their city using recycled materials; write a brief narrative promoting their city; and present their city before a

Clippert Academy’s salute to Veteran’s Day

Clippert Academy hosted its annual Veteran’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, November 11. This year the school’s display was more extravagant thanks to the Detroit Children’s Museum. Don Bogart, a curator at the Detroit Children’s Museum, and staff assembled a large number of artifacts for the display including: a replica of the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, uniform coats and caps, and even a real shell casing. In addition, Mr. Baily, a veteran and special education teacher, brought in his medals, uniform, and bronzed boots. There were 50 veterans honored from the Clippert family this year. Submitted by: Kathryn Meloche, teacher at Clippert Academy 

Clippert teacher receives Michigan Lottery’s Excellence in Education Award

Clippert Academy Teacher Joseph Lacey was honored with the Michigan Lottery’s “Excellence in Education” Award on September 24 in Lansing. The award was presented by Tom Izzo, head coach for the Michigan State University (Spartans) men’s basketball team. About the Michigan Lottery’s Excellence in Education Award Each week, the Michigan Lottery showcases well-deserving K-12 teachers and staff who are making a noteworthy impact in the lives of Michigan students. Selected educators will receive a $500 cash prize, a $500 grant to the educator’s classroom, school or school district and will be featured during a WXYZ broadcast. In addition, all Excellence in Education award winners will be automatically entered into the Michigan Lottery’s “Educator of the Year Award” for a grand prize of $10,000.

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

DPS You Be the Chemist Challenge winners

Many DPS students across the district participated in the You Be the Chemist competition Tuesday, March 25 at the Michigan Science Center. The You Be the Chemist challenge is a fun and interactive academic competition that engages students in learning about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries and laboratory safety. Competitions are exciting events that take place across the country that educate students about the value of science education and the role of chemistry in their everyday lives. DPS winners include: First place – James Yates, Clippert Academy Prize: Kindle Fire Teacher – Kathryn Meloche Prize: $100 to purchase science supplies Second place – Kasia Rivers, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS) Prize: Digital camera Teacher – LeAnn Peebles Third place

Southwest students dominate in math and science

Clippert Academy’s 8th grade team took 1st place and the 7th grade team took 2nd place in the district’s Social Studies Olympiad Quizbowl on Saturday, March 1 at Frederick Douglass Academy.  Students from the Academy of the Americas celebrate their achievements in completing math objectives in “Accelerated Math and Math Facts in a Flash.” The students photographed are from second-grade teacher Maria Tamez’ class.

Future City Special Awards 2014 competition winners

The Future City Special Awards Competition was held on Monday, January 27 at the Suburban Collection Showplace. DPS award recipients included: Best Communication System Award Sponsored by Society of Women Engineers, Detroit Section Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Team 2 Best Use of Materials Award Sponsored by ASM International, Detroit Chapter Priest Elementary-Middle School Most Holistic Approach CH2M HILL Bates Academy Sustaining Our Future Award Sponsored by Golder Associates Inc. Clippert Academy, Team 1 Special Recognition Award Sponsored by The Engineering Society of Detroit Clippert Academy, Team 2 Clippert Academy, Team 3 Gompers Elementary-Middle School, Team 1 Marcus Garvey Academy  

School of the Week: Clippert Academy

At their teacher’s urging, every student in Ms. Emma Howland-Bolton’s fifth-grade class eagerly grabbed two markers from their pencil boxes. But the Clippert Academy students had no intention to write with them. On cue, a table of three smiling students in the back corner of their colorful classroom kicked off what appeared to be a familiar ritual with the plastic casings of the markers by tapping them rhythmically on their table in a steady beat, twirling the markers in the air, clapping their hands across the tables, and then launching into the first stanza of a rap song that would be handed off — in a similar fashion — table to table throughout the room. “Do you know what you’re