Tag Archives: 077

DPS essay winners receive First Independence Bank scholarship grants  

Students from Cass Technical High School, East English Village Preparatory Academy, Communication and Media Arts High School, Hutchinson Elementary School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School, Bates Academy and Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School recently participated in First Independence Bank’s 3rd Annual Essay Contest. A recognition ceremony was held on April 22 awarding scholarships to the winners and presenting the honorable mention recipients with gifts, all participants received a Certificate of Participation. Guest speaker Detective Brian Fountain with the Detroit Police Department’s Community Services division and the Michigan Chronicle were also in attendance at this year’s ceremony. High school scholarships:                             First Place: Navier Grimes, Cass Technical High School,

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 essay contest winners featured in Michigan Chronicle

Several Detroit Public Schools’ students won multiple scholarships at the First Independence Bank Scholarship Essay Contest on April 17. The event was held at the First Independence Bank Livernois branch on Detroit’s west side. High School Winners First Place-Deion Love, Renaissance High School, $2,000 Scholarship Second Place-Lauren Uddyback, Renaissance High School, $1,250 Scholarship Third Place-Clarissa Barksdale, Renaissance High School, $750 Scholarship Middle School Winners First Place-Jendayi Anderson, Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School (FLICS), $500 Scholarship Second Place-Jalen Nichols, Ludington Magnet Middle School, $150 Scholarship Third Place-Rageon Thomas, Ludington Magnet Middle School, $150 Scholarship Honorable Mentions Dipthu Sutradhar, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Jalen Lykes, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Tommie Wesley, Ludington Magnet Middle School

Bosch Supports STEM Education with $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools

Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) program funds 25 classroom projects By 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be an estimated 274,000 jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Michigan. The concern that Bosch and others have is: Will the next-generation workforce be ready to move into these jobs? To demonstrate its commitment to helping prepare students for these jobs, the Bosch Community Fund (BCF) recently announced $35,000 in grants to Detroit Public Schools. These grants include awards to 26 Detroit Public Schools teachers, representing 25 projects, as part of its Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST) grant program. These grants will support teachers who have developed an innovative curriculum that promotes STEM

School of the Week: Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School

Family-Centered, Neighborhood School When you walk through the halls of Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School, you may be greeted by any student with a firm hand shake, exquisite eye contact and a well-mannered “Hello.” There is no running, and every student is always where they are supposed to be. Principal Sharon Lee and her staff are strict, but students have come to respect the structured rigor they face on a daily basis and are appreciative of the tough-love. “The teachers help here by staying on students because that’s what we need,” said seventh-grader Jayrionte Thomas. Staff members at Thurgood have adopted the mentality of ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ The small close-knit school feels more like a family

DPS ground campaign kicks into high gear as Jack Martin, along with alumni from the classes of 1943-55, walk the streets and visit the homes near Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

Detroit Public Schools volunteers including teachers, support staff, parents and community partners, are conducting an extensive enrollment drive targeted at attracting 5,000 students to DPS this school year, which begins September 3. The multi-level campaign includes many events and programs. It also includes advertising and marketing all centered on the programs being added this year as a result of the new Detroit Public Schools Strategic Plan (Universal PreK, Arts and Music, Parenting, Enhanced Safety on School Routes, Customer Service, and more), and a focus on communicating and marketing each of DPS’ individual schools through a variety of means, including door-to-door knocking. DPS Emergency Manager Jack Martin returned to his alma mater, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (formerly Custer School) to join school

Thurgood receives nine gold awards at the Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit

At the recent Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit, Thurgood Marshall came away a big winner. Sixth-grade students outperformed all other elementary and middle schools in the district and outside of the district as well. Thurgood Marshall had one grand award which is the top award in a category. The project was entitled, “How Does Ocean Acidification affect Marine Flora.” Thurgood also had two first-place gold awards, three second-place gold awards and four third-place gold awards, for a total of nine gold awards and seven blue (outstanding) awards. “To do a winning project, you do not need to do the hardest project, but whatever project you choose to complete, you must follow the scientific method thoroughly and make your