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DPS District-Wide Spelling Bee Winners

The Detroit Public Schools District-Wide Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, March 1, at Renaissance High School. 2016 Spelling Bee winners include: Elementary Bee (a.m.) Syleena McPherson #20: Winner (Golightly Educational Center/4th grade) Ivana Green #9: Runner-Up (Cooke Elementary/5th grade) Middle School Bee (p.m.) Kevin Howard #15: Winner (Golightly Educational Center/8th grade) Cornelius Crawley #30: Runner-Up (Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy/8th grade) For more information, please contact the DPS Office of Literacy at 313-873-4992. Photography by: Harold Harris

Cooke students present findings from Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum

Students at Cooke Elementary School visited the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum on Wednesday, January 7. There were 120 students selected to attend the museum trip based on their grades (3.0 grade point average or higher), meeting or exceeding their normal score on the NWEA-MAP (Northwest Evaluation Association-Measures of Academic Progress) and students who were recognized for student of the month. Additionally, students who attended the field trip put together a PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate their findings. Najah Baker, Kaylin Scott and Brooklyn Porterfield had the opportunity to present their information to the staff at their weekly school staff meeting.

School of the Week: Cooke Elementary School

Approximately 404 geniuses walk the halls of Cooke Elementary School daily. If anyone disagrees, they’ll have to take it up with Principal Philip Van Hooks, who not only refers to each of his students as prodigies, but also said it is his “personal responsibility to harness their genius and put them on a positive path not only for their personal benefit, but for the benefit of our city.” Housed in a beautiful brick structure that dates back to the 1920s, Cooke Elementary School is located in the prominent North Rosedale Park community and attracts students from outside of the school’s boundaries. Cooke’s rigorous academic curriculum encompasses differentiated instruction at all grade levels, research projects for even the school’s earliest learners,

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

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

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